Todays edition of M|U Loves is an interview with a blogger I only recently discovered, Alice from Alice in Nappyland. When I first heard about her blog, I mistakenly believed it must be about having kids!. I’ve since learned that the “Nappy” in Nappyland refers to natural african american hair.
Alice in Nappyland is so interesting, very educational about an aspect of the beauty industry I knew almost nothing about, and Alice herself is absolutely stunning!
Welcome Alice to Makeup Utopia!
Tell me a bit about your blog?
Hello, I’m Alice, the chic behind Alice in Nappyland. I started Alice in Nappyland to create a safe space where fellow natural, kinky, and curly, hair and beauty enthusiasts can find resources such as budget friendly products, detailed product reviews, and advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle in less than perfect conditions.
What is your favourite budget makeup brand? What is your favourite product from that brand?
Wet n Wild! Super pigmented and super affordable, doesn’t get much better than that! Picking just one product is hard (I have so many!), but I would have to say their Megalast Lipsticks. They’re great quality and a great way to play with colors you may be a little intimidated by.
What is your favourite luxe makeup brand? What is your favourite product from that brand?
Urban Decay–no contest. I love their packing, I’m impressed by their commitment to being cruelty free, and the fact that their products are super pigmented and available in so many shades. I love their 24/7 eyeliners, I want them all!
What is your favourite indie makeup brand? What is your favourite product from that brand?
I hate to admit it, but I haven’t really ventured much into the world of Indie makeup! I’ve tried some Makeup Geek products and I was really impressed by them.
What’s your makeup crack? Are you a lipstick lover, a blush junkie, a mascara maven, or is it another product that floats your boat?
Eyeliner. I’m a complete addict. I rarely leave the house without winged liner and at least a smudge of black pencil on my waterline.
So, be honest, how many eyeliners do you own?
You’re trying to send me to Eyeliner Addicts Anonymous aren’t you! I own at least 28.
Tell me your best makeup secret, tip or trick.
I found the fastest way to get out the door is to figure out what you actually need to do to feel “done” and then mastering those specific tasks. Having a true 5 minute face has made my life so much easier and stress free. As for making your makeup last, setting spray. I have combination skin and I have no idea what I’ve been doing without this stuff. It takes two seconds and my makeup looks perfect at 9AM and 9PM.
Everyone has a dirty beauty confession – what’s yours?
I’m really bad about cleaning my brushes in between uses. I know, I know, it’s terrible. But I just hate doing it. Ironically, I LOVE deep cleaning my brushes!