Tuesday, May 17, 2011

40 Beauty Questions - Revisited :)

I thought I'd pop on here and fill out this beauty questionnaire, just in case any one was wondering if any part of my beauty routine had changed, and of course, to invite all of you to fill it out as well. If memory serves me correct, I haven't done this tag in over a year. This was one of the first posts I ever wrote on this blog, and I remember writing it on a chilly March day, at Starbucks, while on my break from class.

I also want to write this because I've once again neglected this blog a little. I will continue to do NOTDs and other posts as well, I've just been very busy lately. Between trying to get the yard done before Summer, work and school (yes, I went back to school) I haven't had much free time! Enough blabbering, here we go.


1)How many times do you wash your face daily? Once or twice, depending on the day and how tired I am. If I don't wash it at night, I will wash it in the morning. Sometimes I wash it at night and in the morning and there are some days where I only wash at night and use a toner in the morning.

2)What skin type do you have? I have combination/sensitive/acne prone. Not the best combo, I know! I'm hoping one day I'll become too old to break out. But by then I'm sure I'll have wrinkles so I guess I'll never win in the skincare department!

3)What is your current facial wash? I currently use a mixture of cleansers. I alternate between a salicylic acid wash (Biore Ice Cleanser) and a Benzoyl Peroxide cleanser (my favorites are Clean & Clear Continuous Control and Nuetrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask) and for exfoliators I use St. Ive's Green Tea Scrub. I recently purchased a Black African Soap from Target that seems to work well.

4)Do you exfoliate? Whoops, I guess I answered this one too soon. Yes, I do, my favorite exfoliators are the St. Ive's Green Tea Scrub and BeFine Brown Sugar Scrub. I also have a face brush and a Neutrogena Wave Sonic that I like to use to get a deeper clean.

5)What brand do you use? See above :)

6)What moisturiser do you use? For years I've been using the Up & Up Dual Action Moisturizer, which is the Target brand version of the Clean & Clear moisturizer of the same name. It's the only lotion that doesn't break me out and I believe that's because it contains salicylic acid. It's also not greasy.

7)Do you have freckles? A few on my nose and shoulders when I get some sun in the summer.

8)Do you use eye cream? I have an Olay one but I don't use it as often as I should :(

9)Do you or did you have acne prone skin? YUP! Ever since I can remember.

10)Did you ever have to use Pro-Activ? Yes I did in high school. It was a bit too drying for my skin, though.


11)What foundation do you use? I've been a fan of Revlon ColorStay for a while but I've been on the hunt for one with slightly more coverage. I recently picked up three samples (MUFE HD, MUFE Mat Velvet + and Chanel AquaLumiere) and while the others were just okay, MUFE Mat Velvet + (shade 25 for reference) has become my HG Foundation after just a few uses. I think it's safe to say I'm in love and I don't think it even breaks me out, which a lot of foundations tend to do. Amazing coverage and the color match is spot on. I am going to pick up a bottle this week! Note to self: Film Updated Foundation Routine.

12)How about concealer? Well, it's no secret that I couldn't live without my Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque. But for heavy duty coverage on the face, I've got to go with Hard Candy Glamoflage. That stuff covers everything. I am starting to like my Bare Minerals Well-Rested for setting my under eye concealer.

13)Do you know your undertone colour? Pink.

14)What do you think of fake eyelashes? I really don't use them. I think they look gorgeous but I'm not that good at applying them and they annoy me when they're on. I like the effect though!

15)Did you know you were supposed to change your mascara every 3 months? Yes but I don't necessarily follow that rule. Depends on the mascara.

16)What brand of mascara do you use? I love trying new mascaras. My favorite one has to be Makeup Forever Smoky Lash.

17)Sephora or Mac? Both!!

18)Do you have a Mac Pro card? No :(

19)What makeup tools do you use in makeup application? I use a lot of different brushes  by different brands but I'm going to try the Ulta brand "BeautyBlender" soon. I bought it last week. Perhaps I'll try it today.

20)Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes? Always, just out of habit. I'll either use a MAC Paint Pot or Urban Decay Primer Potion.

21)For the face? Rarely. If I'm going somewhere where I'm going to be for a long time, or I really want to try to achieve a a flawless face.

22)What is your favourite eyeshadow? Colour or shade? I tend to like warm browns, taupes and bronzy colors. Anything neutral! I love using the NAKED Palette, and colors like MAC All That Glitters, Woodwinked, Satin Taupe...the list goes on and on.

23)Do you use pencil or liquid liner? Sometimes pencil, sometimes gel. Rarely ever liquid.

24)How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? I'd say about once a week, lol.

25)What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? I used to be terrified by them, because I thought they'd be nothing but a mess. But it turns out I really do like them. I wouldn't necessarily call them a pigment (but they are loose)  but I love Bare Minerals shadows and NYX Pigments.

26)Do you use mineral makeup? Bare Minerals. Not the foundation because I prefer liquid but I do like their shimmery eyeshadows and Well-Rested. I also like the finish their Mineral Veil gives.

27)What is your favourite lipstick? Just one!? That's too hard. A few of my favorites are MAC Creme Cup, MAC Shy Girl, Revlon Fashion's Night Pout and I love Clinique Chubby Sticks.

28)How about lipgloss? I really like Revlon Super Lustrious Lip Glosses and I like the NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss.

29)What is your favourite blush to use? I love how NARS Blushes blend but I only own two of them. I really like NYX Blushes too, they have a good color selection and are great quality for the price.

30)Do you buy your makeup on Ebay? I've only bought one nail polish, Essie Topless & Barefoot, on Ebay.

31)Do you like drugstore makeup? Of course! There's a lot of good finds there!

32)Do you go to CCO's? Cosmetic Company Outlet? Yes, a few times a year. We have two that are about an hour and a half from where I live in Michigan and I go to one in Tennessee when I'm there on vacation.

33)Did you ever consider taking makeup classes? Yes.

34)Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? I'm clumsy in general but I think the fact that I do it every single day helps out a lot ;)

35)Name a makeup crime that you hate? Overdrawn eyebrows. Or eyebrows that are plucked way too much in the middle, making them over an inch apart, EW.

36)Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick or eyeshadow) or neutral ones? Neutral on eyes with bright colors on the lips. Hot pinks and corals are my favorite!

37)Which celebrity always has great makeup? Kim Kardashian. Of course, I would too if I had my own personal makeup artist!

38)If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use? I guess concealer, but a close second would be mascara.

39)Could you leave the house without any makeup on? Yes, I do all the time. And I usually run into the people I absolutely would not like to see when I don't have makeup on. Isn't that how it always works?

40)Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? Lol, not really. Like I said my skin isn't perfect, I have bad dark circles and scaring. I just feel more comfortable in public with it on.

41)In your opinion what is the BEST makeup line? I honestly enjoy products from so many different brands that I can't name just one.

42)What do you think of makeup? I love makeup. I love collecting it, trying out new products and sharing it with my friends and family and seeing them be excited about it too! I also love coming up with new looks to wear every day. It's just a fun hobby to me :)

Well, there you go. Not sure why there's 42 Questions...I guess there's some bonus ones in there. If you have time, fill out this survey and post in (or the link) in a comment, I'd love to read it!


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