Musings of a Makeup Junkie is a UK based website dedicated to all things makeup and beauty related. I update this website frequently on posts that interest my readers. I offer honest reviews and opinions on haircare, makeup and skincare products and I am here to help my readers gain a deeper insight into the products they are using. I am not sponsored or affiliated with any of the brands mentioned – just here to give my honest opinions and thoughts. I cover anything and everything – it’s what I do best! You will find makeup looks I have created using the products mentioned and from time to time I will swatch products – but mostly I like to write about the product or specialised skin conditions and how you can help combat them.


For my readers reference:

  • I have oily to combination skin and suffer from blemishes in my skin.
  • My hair is naturally curly, dry on the ends and fine if not styled properly. I use Lush products to keep my hair in tact (and coconut oil)
  • Skin tone – I have light/medium skin with a yellow undertone, and in Mac I wear Mac NW25, Armani Silk Luminous 5.50, Nars Medium 1 Punjab, Chanel 20 Clair, Dior Star 032 Rosy Beige, Makeup Forever HD 118
  • I apply my foundation always with a beauty blender (available from www.beautybay.com) my Mac stippling brush (187) , or my Mac Flat Foundation Brush (190)
  • My concealer is always applied using a beauty blender, or a mini flat foundation brush (Stila Brush No. 35) It helps to keep the creases at bay

A really good website to help you match your foundation colour if you are purchasing online is www.matchmymakeup.com. You just type in your current foundation and it will generate a list of foundations from other leading big brand names to match your skin type. If you are a little unsure, you can always pop to your local counter and try a sample first.

Testing Periods
  • Lip products are wear tested over a five wear period.
  • Foundation/Concealer/Primers I will test over a full week using only that product.
  • Powder products (face/cheeks/eyes) are tested twice once with a primer and once without.
  • Shampoo/Conditioner – I have a seven wash rule before making any judgement.
  • Hair styling products – These will be used at least three times before I share my thoughts.
  • Skin Care – I will test the product for as long as it claims it needs to be used to see any benefits, if it doesn’t make any claims I trial it over a month.


I am also a qualified Makeup Artist! For bookings please contact me via email on annieqadeer@gmail.com.

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