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.