The Fashion expert: An interview with Zahra Parry

Hi Z, so what made you want to be fashion blogger and makeup artist? I realised I wanted to be a make-up artist when I applied for an assistant MUA role for a short film, I’d always had an interest in make-up and was obsessed with putting it on myself, so I decided to apply and I worked under a professional for a week, I loved the craft of it and even more so the creative environment of being on set. Fashion blogging is somewhat new to me, I just found I was getting a lot of questions about where I got my clothes and getting a lot of compliments over the years on my style. So I’ve just started posting #ootd’s on Instagram at the moment but eventually, I’d like to start blogging about fashion tips and make fashion hauls.

What’s your top five beauty products? 1. Revlon colour stay foundation, this is my day to day foundation and It’s amazing because it’s affordable, full coverage and durable! 2. Mac strobe cream– I love this as a primer before foundation it gives you a dewy finish and makes your skin glow! 3. Urban decay all nighter setting spray– this is a lifesaver, by far the most effective of setting sprays! 4. Becca cosmetics champagne pop highlighter– I have no words because it’s so beautiful, natural looking highlighter that really accentuates the high-points of your face. 5. mac studio fix pressed powder– essential on set! male or female, this powder is perfect for taking out the shine or giving the the cast a flawless finish on screen.

Where do you mainly get your clothes from? I previously worked for Topshop, most of of-of my clothes are from there because of the cheeky discount, but I also love Zara and H&M.

What’s your favourite fashion trend for autumn? I love love LOVE the check pieces coming through this autumn, it screams clueless and that’s one of my favourite films!

5) Makeup/style inspirations? Style inspo is really hard because my style changes with every season but I would say probably Olivia Palermo for A/W, Vanessa Hudgens for S/S. Makeup inspo would have to be some of the looks created by @makeupbyariel on Shay Mitchell, and @makeupbymario on Kim Kardashian.

what’s your worst fashion disaster? I’ve had so many, mainly because I’m so clumsy! The worst would have to be when I wore a leather skirt and fishnets to Radio1’s Big Weekend back in north Wales, trying to achieve that rocky/festival look I had thought that a leather skirt was a great idea for a day of 30 degrees heat I chafed so much my legs started bleeding and I had to go home and miss RIHANNA!

what’s the worst makeup trend? Contour, I feel strongly that contour is something you should only apply if really needed or in a drag show.

what’s your dream job? I’m still not sure, I just KNOW that I’m

supposed to be in television and media. I’m one of those people who wants to be good at everything so I have a choice!

favourite fashion magazine? Back in the day, I used to read LOOK magazine weekly! Now I don’t read most magazines because the content is so extremely focused on women’s physical appearance and celebrity sex lives and scandals that it’s so uninteresting to me. I watch a lot of vloggers and read blogs instead

contouring yay or nay? Yay on Drag queens, Nay otherwise.

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