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Get in the know with… Beauteabible !

With the UK beauty industry alone worth £15bn, it’s no wonder that there has been a significant rise in self- taught make-up artists and beauty bloggers all trying to squeeze a piece of this fat cake. The beauty blogging scene seems saturated, and as novices to the beauty world, we have trawled through quite a fair few, seeking to learn as much as we can about beauty and skin-care. Page after page, beauty bloggers that we found seemed to all be reviewing the same old products and providing the same information. That’s when we stumbled across the ‘Beautea Bible’.

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Entering the blog run by Tanjia and Maryam, was akin to stepping into an Aladdin’s cave of beauty gems. Everything we needed, everything, concerning beauty, was right there! Aesthetically pleasing, and easily navigable, BeauteaBible is heavily detailed without being overwhelming for newbies to the world of beauty. A beginner could flick through and easily identify which products and equipment they would need to start their introduction to make-up and skin care. For the more advanced, T and M offer different ways on how to build up to a glamorous look.The blog includes natural skin-care masks, as well as their secrets to their luscious locks. We particularly love the styling section, where the girls give their followers ideas on what to wear and which make-up look should accompany it. This is the most comprehensive beauty blog that we have found, and we absolutely love it!

BeauteaBible is a gold mine of information for everyone. From the make-up clueless, to the pretty clued up beauty blogger, it’s a beginner’s guide, and an expert’s reference book. The girls balance blogging with their studies and jobs, so we were really pleased that they took time out of their busy schedule for us. Read our 60-seconds with T and M below.

60-seconds with…. T of BeauteaBible  

 

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Tell us how long you have known M and your first impression of her?
I have known Maryam for roughly 4 years now and she is the best friend a girl could ever ask for.

How was the BeauteaBible concept conceived?

I always got beauty related questions on my personal tumblr account so all my followers got together and sort of voted that I should make a beauty blog.

How many hours a week do you spend on the blog?

It always depends, I’m always answering questions from my phone on the go whenever I can spare a sec but weekends are where I sit down and actually write a post in full detail.

What do you attribute the blog’s success to?

It comes from our social presence independently firstly, through our individual Instagram pages and then via the content of our blog, I guess its relevant and focus on problems not many bloggers talk about. 

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Kim Kardashian recently changed her hair colour to a drastic blonde. If she wanted a completely new make-up look, which products would you use on her?

She has one of those faces where any and every makeup look would go, so I think i’d make the makeup compliment the hair, and with her new hair shade I’d stick to nudes and peaches.

Best product that you have discovered this year?

Laura Mercier Photo Edition Moisturising Silk Creme, its taken over my love for Dior foundations! 

When it comes to make-up, do you tend to splurge or save?

Splurge always, you just have to invest when it comes to your face!

Packaging or functionality?

Functionality of course but I do shamelessly give into gimmicky items at times.

Zodiac sign…

Capricorn Wooooo

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Which product does M use that you hate?

I cannot find a single product, her choice of products go hand in hand with mine, I can always trust her to even go shopping for me

Social media has it’s downside, with so many trolls and negative energy. Do you have any regrets about becoming a public figure?

You’re demanded to share your personal life even when its inappropriate, I don’t think some people understand the boundaries as to what can be shared or not, but I do understand their curiosity.

Any good artist works with the face in front of them to enhance their features,  which celebrity do you feel needs to sack their makeup artist as they don’t make the best of their client?

Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga, why just why?

Who in the beauty industry inspires you most?

Scott Barnes, Kevyn Aucoin and Mario Dedivanovic, their skills are just majestic.

Charlotte Tilbury insists that she could never allow anyone to see her without make-up, including her husband. She swears that she wears eyeliner to bed. How concerned are you about your no-makeup face being seen?

Noooo as much as I adore her, I cannot live by that rule, makeup is not a mask to hide behind, its an instrument to enhance. 

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The “no make-up” look requires quite a few products, would you rather create a “no-makeup” look, or simply, wear hardly any products?

I tell myself its a no-makeup makeup look but end up wearing a dozen so I guess its either go bald or bare with me, there is no in between.

Is it ok to let your significant other see you girl-prepping (shaving, waxing, etc.), or is that a no-no?

Haha I think its a requirement, he needs to see you at your worst, best and anything in between.

Comfort or style?

I’d like to say comfort, but I don’t own a single pair of flats so its definitely style with me.

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You have just two-minutes to get ready for a red carpet event, take us through your make-up routine.

Skin prepping is a must and for this I’d wear Embroylisse moisturising cream underneath my Kiehls Micro Blur Primer, followed by Laura Mercier Photo Edition Silk Creme. Red carpet screams under eye highlight; I’d banish my circles with a mixture of Bobbi Brown’s peach corrector, LA Girl Pro Conceal Yellow corrector topped up with Kett Creme Blend. For contour I’d stick with the pro by opting for ABH Contour Kit in original. I always rely on NARS to blend my contour with the perfect blush, bronzer and highlight so I’d typically choose NARS Taos blush, Casino bronzer and Albatross highlight. Naked palette by Urban Decay consists of all the Red carpet appropriate shades, I’d stick to the gold and browns. I’d top that off with Inglot’s gel eyeliner, Huda Beauty Samantha lashes and MAC Diva for the perfect old Hollywood look!

Does an outfit have to compliment the makeup or does the face stand alone?

I don’t agree with colour coordinating your outfit to your eyeshadow but to some extent yes they do have to compliment each other.

What is the strangest make-up product that you have ever come across?

A lash curler, its a makeup tool, but I mean if you really think about it, its an instrument made to curl the hair strands on your eye lids…

Most overrated beauty product?

Ben Nye Banana Powder. Its an amazing product. But I’ve seen bloggers rave about it without knowing how to use it properly. What are you raving about if you haven’t even achieved the results its meant to give aside just give into the entire Kim Kardashian hype behind it? 

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How do you wind down?

I watch Suits, I’m a Suits junkie.

Your spirit animal is?

A peacock (I’ve never actually thought about it)

What would you say to a guy who says that make-up is a girls way of fooling them?

He’s mad he cant use the same excuse to fool us.

Have you heard of the “Instagram eyebrow”, or “the fade”?

Of course! 

Thoughts?

I’m so sick of it, I’ve watched so many videos where they’ve used a million products just focussed on the brows. No one has the time.

What is your favourite facial feature?

My nose

Personality is golden of course, but aesthetically, where does a girl’s beauty lie in your opinion, the eyes, or the hair?

How symmetrical a face is I presume. I don’t think beauty depends on a particular feature because I’ve seen beauty in all shapes and forms so yeah…

Where would you like to take the beautea bible in the next two years?

Probably with youtube videos to go with it but, no promises…

60-seconds with…. M of BeauteaBible  

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Tell us where you first met T and your first impression of her?

We met via mutuals, she was strong, Independent and caring individual who was so fierce I fell in love. 

How was the BeauteaBible concept conceived?

We both kept receiving beauty related questions on our personal tumblr’s so we both decided to create a joint blog.

How many hours a week do you spend on the blog?

Not as many as I should … Ooops 

What do you attribute the blog’s success to?

In my opinion its certainly our social networking sites tumblr and Instagram. We have met and become such good friends with so many amazon people its crazy .

Kim Kardashian recently changed her hair colour to a drastic blonde. If she wanted a completely new make-up look, which products would you use?

Well she’s back to being a brunette now, thats her signature look she needs to stick to it in my opinion. If I were to change her look I’d experiment with a perm and use dramatic colours on her face therefore resorting to urban decay. 

Best product that you have discovered this year?

Makeup forever HD foundation is life. That is all. 

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When it comes to make-up, do you tend to splurge or save?

SPLURGEEEEE.

Packaging or functionality?

Both. Me and Tanjia are both suckers for packaging but we also fall for things that are extremely simple to use and are obviously of excellent quality. 

Zodiac sign:

Scorpio

Which product does T use that you hate.

Myself and T are soul sisters. Our tastes go hand in hand with each other. So the answer would be nothing. 

Social media has it’s downside, with so many trolls and negative energy. Do you have any regrets about becoming a public figure?

Not at all. So many girls write to us and tell us we are their role models and we inspire them. Every GOOD always outweighs the bad in my opinion. I love life. 

Charlotte Tilbury insists that she could never allow anyone to see her without make-up, including her husband. She swears that she wears eyeliner to bed. How concerned are you about your no-makeup face being seen?

Im very unconfident with my no makeup face which I need to get over most people say its nowhere near as bad as I think but I guess its an extreme insecurity that takes a lot to get over. I have been trying my best but hopefully with time I shall get over it. 

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Would you let your significant other see you girl-prepping (shaving, waxing, etc.), or is that a no-no.

Yeah its natural? I think its healthy to be that way.

Comfort or style?

Comfort, I always wear trackies, hoodies, trainers, jeans and tops all the time. Style is more for formal events. 

You have just two-minutes to get ready for a red carpet event, take us through your make-up routine.

Prep my skin with khiels face cream, massage in charlotte tilbury wonderglow serum for a natural highlight to the skin, Makeup forever HD foundation set with charlotte tilbury microblur powder and to finish a soft contour and highlight using CT filmstar bronze and glow to the face and neck, finish off with Anastasia Beverly hills liquid lipstick in ‘Vamp’ and light liquid liner with a dash of mascara maybe lashes if I’m feeling cheeky.

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Does an outfit have to compliment the makeup or does the face stand alone?

The face has to do the talking but modesty speaks lengths. I don’t like coordinating makeup with an outfit. Looks tacky. 

What is the strangest make-up product that you have ever come across?

Lip plumper? Im not sure that would be categorised as a makeup product but its in the beauty category. Its so bizarre LOL. 

Most overrated beauty product?

Ben Nye banana powder. 

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How do you wind down?

Movies, pyjamas, mums lap, Macbook and social media. 

Your spirit animal is…

Lioness.

What would you say to a guy who says that make-up is a girls way of fooling them?

Fuck em!

Have you heard of the “Instagram eyebrow”, or “the fade”?

Yes.

Thoughts?

Its 2015 lets leave that back in 2013.

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What is your favourite facial feature?

My eyeballs.

Personality is golden of course, but aesthetically, where does a girl’s beauty lie in your opinion, the eyes, or the hair?

Eyes. They can speak volumes. 

Where would you like to take the beautea bible in the next two years?

Global.

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