Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tag - 40 Beauty Questions!

I was watching Gemma's video of this tag and since I have nothing better to do on a saturday evening than study (and waste time on the internet, of course), I figured I'd answer the questions on my blog :)

-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice - sometimes 3 times if I've been at work all day and I feel like everything is melting off.

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I have oily-combination skin. Mostly oily, but can get dry in certain spots at times.

-What is your current facial wash?

-Do you exfoliate?
Yes! 3-4 times a week, if necessary.

-What brand do you use?
I use a Clarisonic skincare brush or MAC Microfine Refinisher if I have any blackheads - they disappear afterwards!

-What moisturizer do you use?
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

-Do you have freckles?

-Do you use eye cream?
No, I use Chantecaille Vital Essence Eye&Face Serum instead. Love!

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Yes. I have mild hormonal acne that makes me very angry because it leaves marks, and when the marks finally fade away a new breakout cycle begins. Yay.

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Yes I did when I was in high school, didn't work for me.

-What foundation do you use?
At the moment I switch between NARS Sheer Glow, Chanel Pro Lumiere or Chanel Mat Lumiere.

-How about concealer?
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer... my favourite!

-Do you know your undertone color?
Yes. It's mostly yellow but not as yellow as MAC NC tends to turn... so I suppose a neutral-yellow tone.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I think they are very pretty if applied correctly. My success rate in applying them is about 2/10.

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Most mascara packages say 6 months, so I don't know who made the 3 month rule. A tube rarely lasts longer than 2-3 months without drying out though. Drugstore mascaras last me like 3 weeks.

-What brand of mascara do you use?
YSL is my absolute favourite - but L'Oreal is a close second when I can't afford the big guns.

-Sephora or MAC?
Neither. Sephoras are always messy, sold out of stuff, and crowded. My local MAC counter is pretty mediocre. Shopping online FTW! If I had to pick only one store to buy make-up from forever I'd pick Nordstrom because they carry all the brands I like using.

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No. I'm not a "Pro" by any means.

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
My hands and various brushes.

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes, I use Urban Decay Primer Potion because it's the only thing that doesn't make my eye shadow crease.

-For the face?
No. Haven't found a primer that I like for the face yet. Makeup always feels heavier if I use primers.

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
Probably All That Glitters or Style Snob - both by MAC.

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Most of the time I use pencil.

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
I don't poke my eyes with eyeliner pencils, but I do poke my eyes with mascara wands :(

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Beautiful colours. I rarely reach for them though.

-Do you use mineral makeup?
Not anymore. I tried BareMinerals and I loved it but I had some type of allergic reaction because my face would always get super hot and itchy when I wore it. The coverage was great and the finish was nice as well, though.

-What is your favorite lipstick?
Probably YSL Rouge Volupte in "Nude Beige"

-How about lipgloss?
Oyster Girl by MAC is my favourite coloured gloss. Lip Maximizer by Dior is my favourite colourless gloss - great texture and effect.

-What is your favorite blush to use?
Earth to Earth Mineralized blush by MAC. I hope they bring it back soon... I use it almost every day! Deep Throat by NARS is a close second.

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Not really. A couple of times I lucked out by finding brand new YSL products for less than retail price, but that was a while ago.

-Do you like drugstore makeup?
Not really. It's always disappointed me, aside from L'Oreal Voluminous mascara which I love.

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
I went once and I bought my 224 brush. All the makeup in the particular store I visited looked and smelled really old, though. So that was a bit of a turnoff.

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I'm fine at everything except for mascara - I always poke my eye or some part of my face with the wand. It's inevitable.

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Orange skin and super light concealer-coloured lipstick. Combined. I saw a girl rocking the Snooki make-up look on vacation in St. Lucia and I really wanted to wash her face every time I saw her. Her hair was platinum blonde, her face was orange and her lips were almost white. *shudders*

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Natalie Portman and Olivia Palermo always look so pretty and polished. I also like the dark messy eyeliner a la Ashley Olsen.

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
I could, but I wouldn't. Maybe once I can laser all the pesky little acne scars from my face I'll do it.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Yes I do have my moments haha

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
There can't just be ONE that's the best. It's all about mixing and matching.

-What do you think of Makeup?
It's a passion of mine :)

I tag you all! Feel free to do this as well and post it in your blogs/videos!
Until next time.


  1. I guess you're pretty lucky with your skin and all of that makeup. :)

    I did it too:

  2. I laughed when I read about the makeup crime you hate! Too true! xx

  3. Fun tag! Going to do this one too!

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  7. nordstrom is the best place to shop for make up agreed.

  8. that was a fun read, and I agree w. your makeup blunders (some people never get it) :)

  9. "I have mild hormonal acne that makes me very angry because it leaves marks, and when the marks finally fade away a new breakout cycle begins."

    sounds like what my skin has been doing recently. please tell me there's hope... PLEASE!

    oh! and regarding the make up crime girl, in Japan they are called Shibuya Girls. it's NOT pretty.

    by the way, i came upon your blog through lollipop26's, hope you don't mind the comment. i've just started my own beauty/fashion/arts blog, check it out if you have the time :).


  10. Just discovered your blog and I love it.

    xx fesi-fashion

  11. Ha ha your make up crime answer made me laugh! I did these questions and answers too, they are good for picking up tips and ideas :)


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