Tell us a bit about yourself..
Hi guys, my name’s Robbyn Leigh. I’m 19 years old and currently work for Mcdonalds. Outside of work I create Youtube Videos and makeup looks for Instagram as I’m a self taught cruelty free MUA. I’m due to give birth to my first born at the end of March so I’m currently waddling from my vanity table to the fridge everyday.
What advice would you give to someone who aspires to be a beauty blogger?
As a small influencer my best advice and the advice which I give my supporters is to practice. I remember being 14/15 and trying to perfect my winged eyeliner every morning before school. It was so stressful at the start but with PRACTICE I now find it super easy. Don’t beat yourself down that your looks aren’t the same quality as someone who has been practising for years, you WILL get there.
And finally, keep going. One of the hardest things is putting hours/days worth of effort into a Youtube video/makeup look for it to ‘flop’, in other words, not reach as many people as you would like on social media. But you just have to keep going, if you’re trying to be a beauty blogger because of the love you have for makeup etc then don’t give up. Battle on and remember your time will come at some point. As I always tell myself, you’ve got to be in it to win it.
Who are your Top 3 Instagrammers?
- Jamie G, she’s like the big sister I never had.
- Gracie Piscopo, I guarantee you’ll fall in love her.
- Grace Fit UK, I’ve never known anyone be so motivating and productive.
How long does it typically take you to do your makeup in the morning?
This can depend, if I’m just wearing false lashes and face makeup then anything between 20-40 minutes. However, if we add some eyeshadow then it can be anything up to 2 hours woops. Luckily my boyfriend has the patience to wait for the blend!
What has been your biggest beauty mistake?
I’ll never forget the first time I attempted to do eyeshadow… I must have been 12/13 and getting ready for a family meal; for some crazy reason I thought GREEN would be the best choice of colour, haha oh I was wrong! Definitely start with neutral tones and practice before special occasions. I spent the evening looking like I had 2 black eyes!
Lastly, what are your go-to false eyelashes?
My current favourite lashes are Violet Voss Come On Eye-Leen, I use them for every look at the moment as they’re super lightweight and fluffy. I always get comments about these lashes.
What series are you currently watching? Luther, for the 5000th time!
Favourite food: Chocolate! Especially whilst being pregnant.
Favourite holiday destination: Greece - although I’ll take anywhere all inclusive and hot right now.
Biggest pet peeve: Plugs being left on when there’s nothing attached the end of the cable!
You can follow Robbyn on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/robbynleighh