Friday, May 13, 2011

40 Beauty Questions

This is a YouTube tag that I decided to do as a blog post. Credit goes to Alyson @ The Gloss Menagerie. She also did this, and I liked her idea!

40 Beauty Questions


Skin Care Questions

How many times do you wash your face each day? Twice, morning and night.

What type of skin do you have? Very oily, acne-prone skin.

What is your current face wash? Solvere Acne Clearing Cleanser. But, when I’m not using a certain set of products, my standby is always Philosophy Purity Made Simple.

Do you exfoliate? Yes, but only chemically. I find physical exfoliation to be irritating.

What do you use to exfoliate? An alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) of some sort…preferably glycolic acid.

Do you have freckles? No.

Do you use eye cream? Yes…all Lancome, whichever one I receive in GWP’s.

Do you/did you have acne prone skin? Yes, I have for as long as I can remember. It shows no signs of stopping…rarely gets significantly better, occasionally gets worse.

Did you ever use Proactiv? Yes, twice. The old formula and the new faster, gentler formula. Both were huge fails for me. They both seemed to work very well in the beginning but after about a week they both quit working for me. Plus the products ran out at all different times since they give you way too much cleanser, close to the right amount of toner, and not near enough of the BP lotion. Also, there is no moisturizer…you have to buy that separately. All in all, I just don’t love it. Solvere is MUCH better for me.


Makeup Questions

What foundation do you use? Lancome Teint Miracle…it’s definitely my HG, I’m on my 4th bottle and still loving it more and more with each day that passes. I also use Lancome Teint Idole Ultra (previous HG), Lancome Teint Idole Fresh Wear (spend-all-day-in-the-summer-sun HG), and I loved the old formulation of L’Oreal True Match.

Do you use concealer? Definitely, it’s a necessity! I use Exuviance Coverblend Multi-Function Concealer after my foundation over larger areas that need additional concealing (redness, PIH, etc.). Then I follow that up with Maybelline Mineral Power Liquid for leftover spot concealing. For undereye I use Bobbi Brown Corrector to correct, Exuviance Coverblend to conceal, and MAC Prep & Prime Highlighter (Radiant Rose) to highlight.

Do you know your undertone color? I’m pretty much neutral, but definitely leaning yellow if I had to pick. Mostly neutral foundations with a hint of yellow work best for me. I avoid pink at all costs, since I have redness already and don’t need to accentuate that.

What do you think of false lashes? I like them! They have their time and place, but not for me.

Did you know you're supposed to replace your mascara every 3 months? Yes, but it doesn’t apply since I don’t wear mascara.

What mascara do you use? I don’t. Clear, if anything, once in a blue moon.

Sephora or MAC? What? Both. You can’t choose between two things that different.

Do you have a MAC pro card? Not currently.

What makeup tools do you use for makeup application? For liquid foundation, always fingers. I have tried many brushes and sponges, but I always come back to using my fingers. I just can’t find anything that creates a finish that I like as much. For powder foundation and eyeshadow I use brushes. I also use wedges to blend my foundation, concealer, and undereye concealer.

Do you use base/primer for eyes or face? Yes, always! Urban Decay Primer Potion for eyes, and the Monistat Chafing Relief gel (Smashbox Photo Finish dupe) for face.

Favorite eyeshadow? I can’t pick favorites…that’s impossible for a makeup hoor like myself! If I had to pick a single, I’d go with MAC Blanc Type since it’s one I constantly repurchase, but I still have many more that I love!

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? I only tightline, and I use gel liner to do that. MAC Fluidline, specifically. Love that stuff!

How often do you poke your eye w/ an eyeliner pencil? I never use pencil, so never. ;-)

What do you think of pigment eye shadows? They’re definitely pretty, but I never use loose. I’m too lazy, I find myself always reaching for pressed due to convenience and the mess factor.

Do you use mineral makeup? Rarely…I hate the finish, most of them accentuate my pores and just look bad on me. I love MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural though, if that counts.

What is your favorite lipstick? It’s a tie between Chanel Aqualumiere in Positano, Dior Addict (new 2011) Beige Casual, and MAC Blankety. If I had to pick one I’d go with the Chanel, I used an entire tube and I have 3 backups because it’s discontinued.

What is your favorite lipgloss? What is it with these favorite questions?! Again, a tie…this time between: Chanel Glossimer in Muscat, Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in Beige Velvet, and Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss in Modern. I guess Chanel Glossimers are my favorite LINE of glosses, and also Chanel Aqualumiere Glosses but they’re discontinued.

What is your favorite blush? Yay, and easy favorite question! I don’t really wear blush, so I can’t say I have one.

Do you buy makeup on eBay? Occasionally..only from trusted sellers that I have ordered from before since there are so many fakes out there.

Do you like drugstore makeup? I don’t gravitate towards it, but I don’t hate it either. I have a few drugstore HG’s, but I much prefer high-end. However, I am always open to trying new drugstore products that appeal to me, since there are a lot of hidden gems. I have reviewed a lot of drugstore products lately that have really surprised me!

Do you go to CCOs? I have never been! I don’t know why, I live somewhat close to one.

Did you ever consider taking makeup classes? Not really.

Are you clumsy w/ putting on makeup? Not really…I have a basic process that I follow every single day. I have it down so well I could do it with my eyes closed or in my sleep, etc.

Name a makeup crime you hate. Orange foundation!

Do you like colors or neutrals? Neutrals, neutrals, neutrals!!! My makeup friends like to joke about how you can never see my eyeshadow when I have a lid shade, crease shade, and browbone highlight on; or my lipstick when I’m wearing a $28.50 Glossimer. I’m all into the natural makeup look!

Which celeb always has great makeup? Hmm, can’t say I take much notice of any certain celebs.

If you could leave the house using just one makeup item, what would you use? Foundation, without a question. Though I would fight for concealer and powder. Could that count as one? Face basics?

Could you ever leave the house w/o any makeup? No way! I wouldn’t even think about it. It’s like walking out naked to me. I shower and put on my makeup as soon as I get up, it’s part of getting dressed.

Do you think you look good w/o makeup? Not at all! My skin is FAR from perfect.

What is the best makeup line? Hahahaha…good one. Like I can even come close to picking one! I LOVE Chanel, but even I couldn’t use it exclusively. There are soooo many that I think are the best!

What do you think of makeup? It makes me presentable and keeps me from scaring small children! LOL And it’s fun to buy, collect and try new products!