I recently joined Beauty Blogs Backstage, where beauty bloggers interview each other each month. This month I interviewed the lovely Jaimi from Plays With Color!
1. In your first post, you said that you are just starting with
makeup. What got you interested in it?
Really, the main thing was realizing that I actually looked a bit older with makeup on! I'm 31, but look a lot younger, and I'd like to be taken more seriously and treated as though I'm my age out in the workforce. (Then again, bright pink eyeshadow doesn't make anyone look older by any means, but it's a lot of fun!)
2. What is one eyeshadow that you recommend to everyone?
That's a toughie! I tend to have the best luck with anything I have by Fyrinnae, and if I had to narrow it down to one color, I'd probably pick Nijiro. It's an ivory with rainbow sparkle, and it's a WONDERFUL highlight color for my skin tone.
(Note from K: Nijiiro means "Rainbow Colored" in Japanese. How fitting!)
3. What is the next new (or new for you!) beauty-related thing you'd like to try?
I have a tendency to concentrate on my eyes and totally forget about my lips, or do them with just a nude to avoid thinking about them, so I think this fall I'm going to try to find a good strong-but-everyday sort of lip color. I'll start in the berry family and work my way out from there.
4. What is your go-to look, and what is it about that look that makes it your go-to?
I'm not sure I've really developed a go-to look yet! My main criteria for a go-to look are that it's fast, takes little-to-no thought, and looks polished. Nothing I do with makeup falls under the first two criteria! I'm still new enough at this that I have to concentrate to put mascara on in order to not poke myself in the eye (though to be fair, the fact that it's really hard to see without my glasses could be a factor there too!) If I want to do something fast, it's usually a light neutral eyeshadow (just the one color--enough to even out the color around my eyelids, basically), mascara, and a nude sheer lipstick (usually MAC Slimshine in Bare, but I have a couple of others I use every so often). Possibly some blot powder, but that takes more thought with my skin in order to not look, well, powdery.
5. If you could be a celebrity for one day, who would you be?
Hmm, I'm not sure I'd really want to BE one....there are a bunch I'd love to meet, but really because I'd want to have a conversation with them, not to experience their lives! I think I'm going to go with Lindsay Lohan for this one, not because I actually want to be her, but I'd love to be able to get into her head and figure out if her lifestyle is actually making her happy or if it's something she feels she has to do for one reason or another, but doesn't really enjoy. From the outside, I'm not sure which it actually is.
6. What is the most difficult thing about being a beauty blogger?
I haven't really gotten into a habit of commenting on other beauty blogs, so I haven't really made my way into the community yet. I'm sort of shy in person, and I think this is a way that it manifests itself into my internet life as well. I want to have something to say other than "ooh pretty!", but sometimes I have a hard time thinking of something else to say and so I don't comment at all.
7. What is the best thing about being a beauty blogger?
This has happened so rarely, but when I'm 100% satisfied with a makeup look and am excited about posting it. I enjoy posting, but I tend to do a critique of what I've done most times, so when I'm genuinely happy about what I've done and excited to share it, it's an awesome moment for me.
Thank you to Jaimi and Beauty Bloggers Backstage! This was a fun interview, and I'm looking forward to next month!