4Influence interview with Lisa Harrison from One Modern Mom Blog
Describe yourself and what you do in 1 paragraph
I am a parenting & lifestyle blogger and influencer based in Cape Town. My primary job is being a mama to my sweet, and incredibly busy three and a half-year-old son. I also do content creation for small businesses. Ice Genetics represents me as a lifestyle blogger and influencer. I am a water baby; you’ll find me at the seaside throughout the year, no matter the weather.
How long have you been on social media?
I started my blog on a Facebook page, which is where I still have the majority of my South African based followers. My social media platforms have been live since October 2014. However, they’ve started becoming just that much more special to me in the past year and a half. Instagram began to slightly later for me – I have only been using it for the past year and a half.
How long have you had your blog?
I started my blog just after my son was born in 2014. It’s still hard to believe that I’ve had it for 3 and a half years!
What are your 3 beauty product essentials?
- Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
- Sephora Collection Le Waterproof Mascara
- Clinique High Impact Lip Colour
What are your opinions on a skincare regime?
I do believe that it is essential to understand your skin and to be educated on what type of products you should be using for your skin type. There is no use in having all of the best products, to find out somewhere down the line that it’s all wrong for your skin! I definitely believe in following a skincare regime – and I support a daily Morning and evening regime, and then do a weekly mask as well. I find that when I forget something when traveling or when I’m too exhausted – it shows. Using a good sunscreen daily is also vital for me.
Any tips for picking out the best foundation?
I like to find something that is lightweight, allowing for my skin to breathe. I generally use a good BB cream for everyday use and then find a higher coverage foundation for occasions. My advice is always to have a Summer shade and Winter shade. Don’t try to use the same tone throughout the year. I’ve made that mistake as a teenager! Cringe!
Do you remember your first makeup item? If so, what was it?
My first makeup item was mascara. I was 13 years old, and all of the girls my age got away with only wearing mascara to school. I remember feeling so grown up. I used the Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara in the pink and green tube because it was what my Mom used.
What cosmetics brand have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?
There’s a handful of international makeup brands that I’ve been dreaming of using but just haven’t managed to get my hands on them yet.
- Charlotte Tilbury
Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup?
I’m usually quite a tactile person – I like to feel and touch when buying something. But, I must confess that when it comes to my makeup – I usually send my orders overseas for family that happens to be coming down as they have such a vast variety! Locally, I enjoy going into Red Square, as they have such a large display of various brands that I love.
What brand do you think has the best packaging?
Chanel does have a way with their packaging. It leaves you feeling sophisticated, and I love how minimalistic it is. Josie Maran Cosmetics also knows how to do it right!
Your 5 favourite beauty gurus?
- Christen Dominique
- Wayne Goss
- Kiss, Blush & Tell
- Chloe Morello
- Gritty Pretty
What do you love about makeup?
I love how it gives me the opportunity to get creative. The transformation that takes place is also exciting and refreshing. I love trying and testing new products and seeing how they work with my skin. It’s quite amazing seeing a woman’s confidence the moment she buys a new makeup product. Being a mom, the days that I have time to put on a face of makeup – those are the days I feel like a new person. I get stuff done, and move mountains!
How often do you wash your make up brushes?
I wash my makeup brushes twice a month. I know it should probably be done more frequently though!
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