Hello my lovelies! Welcome to May’s featured blogger interview (albeit a little late, it is now beginning of June *oopsy*) This month I am featuring Anastasia from Stacey Makeup. When I came across her blog on Makeup Geek I knew I had to feature her on my blog. I LOVE her dramatic, colourful Arabic creations. Some of her looks are simply stunning. I am so inspired to start creating Arabic eye makeup again 🙂
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Anastasia, I am 26 yrs old and I am genuinely passionate about art and beauty. I live in Republic of Moldova (a small country in the Western Europe). I love to experiment, to try new things… I am not afraid of colours, whether it’s about makeup, or clothes. And I am never afraid of what people might think or say about me. My other passions are cooking (especially something sweet), reading and DIY stuff.
How did you first get involved with blogging?
My blogging journey started with my page on Facebook. I kept posting there my makeup looks and at a point I’ve got a lot of requests to start doing tutorials. I couldn’t ignore all those people who have been supporting me all the time! So, this is how I came up to create a blog and post their step by step tutorials with products I have used.
What do you find most challenging about blogging about beauty/makeup?
Most challenging for me is when there are periods that I just don’t wanna make any post, or lacking inspiration but I MUST TO…! Because my followers are waiting… Because I have assumed the responsibility of creating new and interesting tutorials and posting them regularly. Of course I take breaks sometimes… but it is enough 1.5-2 weeks for me to start missing blogging 🙂
How would you describe your signature makeup look?
A V-shape dramatic eye makeup with a thick wing, long false eyelashes and nude lips! This is my favourite style. I have a special love for arabic like makeup.
What made you first fall in love with makeup?
Well I guess it’s because my mom loves makeup. So it’s like a tradition in our family lol My mom loves makeup, I love makeup and my sister too! I have been practicing since childhood… when nobody’s at home, I was stealing mom’s eye pencils and mascaras and creating crazy designs on my face ))) All in one I think it’s all thanks to my mom 🙂
Are there any particular celebrities or bloggers that you’re looking to for beauty inspiration?
When I lack inspiration I look to NATURE! It is enough to take a look on some beautiful pictures and tons of ideas are already in my mind. There are no celebrities I am looking to for beauty inspiration, but there are some bloggers, MUAs whom I admire and I will list them later 🙂
What is the most important beauty advice that you can give to your readers?
My beauty tip: Don’t overdo with bronzer or blush especially during the day! Because instantly you can ruin your entire look. It will look so fake and even clownish. Personally I am not a big fan of bronzers and blushes, I am using them occasionally for taking pics. If you’re not good at contouring, and you still want to apply some bronzer/blush, try to do it with a very light hand.
Ok time to share the love, list your top three favourite bloggers whom you look up to and why?
I think there are more then 3 whom I admire, but I will list those 3 whom I am looking for more often comparing to others:
ladydg87ukr– love her! She’s a vlogger. She makes videos on YT. She is a MUA from Ukraine…. I like everything about this girl…. Her style, her technique… Everything is just perfect. I am learning a lot from her especially when it comes to pencil technique.
Alexandra from Alex Makeup – we share the same love for V-shape eye makeup and thick wings…so I think no more comments needed 🙂 Of course she is great at makeup…very neat and creative!
Gossmakeupartist – I just have to mention him because I learned a lot from his videos on YT. He is also a vlogger. A MUA with experience, he gives a lot of tips and advice. I like that he uploads so often new videos! So make sure to check him, especially if you’re a beginner and wanna learn some basics on how to apply your foundation, concealer, how to contour… He is the best in my opinion 🙂
If someone was interested in blogging, what would be a few things you would suggest?
If you really feel and know that there is something you can share with others, don’t hesitate to join this community 🙂 Be Yourself. Don’t listen to anyone. Ignore all rude and hating comments, but take into consideration any constructive criticism or advice. Don’t expect a lot of followers instantly! If you try your best, your reader will find you one day.
What is something you would like to ask next month’s featured blogger?
List 3 of your favourite brands when it comes to eyeshadows?
Question from last month’s blogger Makeup Junkie Nikki: “What made you fall in love with makeup?”
The variety of colours and textures… It’s my world where I can express myself using all that stuff. It is not only a passion for me but a therapy also when I feel sad 🙂
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions Anastasia!
I hope you guys have enjoyed this feature and maybe you are feeling inspired to try out your own Arabic eye makeup!! I would love to see photos of any looks you create…feel free to post pics on my Facebook page, I would love it 😀