I found this on a blogspot and thought these were amazing questions and couldn’t wait to get on my own 40 beauty questions and answers! To read the original blog where I found this amazing tag-like post, click the link below!
1. How many times do you wash your face daily?
I wash my face once before bed, and then once when I wake up! J For reference I only use a cleanser at night because I find it can strip my face of natural oils and all I need in the morning is a warm wash cloth to exfoliate lightly and give me some freshness! J
2. What skin type do you have?
I have combination skin! J Dryer cheeks and my areas with more trouble is my t-zone J
3. What is your current facial wash?
Boscia Make-Up Break-Up cool cleansing oil. I’ve been using this for two years and I give it nothing but PRAISE! It’s amazing!
4. Do you exfoliate?
I usually exfoliate once a week because I can find it dries my skin out even more if I slough away too much skin and oils!
5. What brand do you use?
3 things: Most basic, damp towel in the shower (has to be damp) and then scrub away, this is the least drying since your skin is primed (from the steam) for exfoliation, Boscia Smoothing Facial Polish, and one of my faves is Repechage Honey and Almond Scrub, it is ASBOLUTELY AMAZING, I’ve used this since I was in the 9th grade (no joke), I was out for awhile and couldn’t remember the name but you literally have GLOWING results after the first use. I have to buy this online since it is usually only sold at Spa’s L
6. What moisturizer do you use?
DDF’s Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizing Dew, this is my Holy Grail hydrating lotion. It is amazing because it doesn’t clog my pores, break me out, or leave any residue. It’s also free of oils so there is no oily feeling and it feels like whipped water. It absorbs like a dream, has no fragrance and doesn’t interfere with my foundation or cause any negative reactions to my skin!
7. Do you have freckles?
I do, I have some on my nose, under my eyes on the middle portion of my cheeks, and then I have more obvious marks that I guess would be classified as beauty marks since they are brown, but not raised, by my lip, under my left eye, on my temple, and a light brown mole on my chin J
8. Do you use eye cream?
Yep! Two; Clinique All-About-Eyes eye cream light (for daytime) I find it really does nothing but hydrate a little and provide a silicone type base for my makeup.
Kinerase Restructure Firming Eye Cream (night) it is amazing and plumps up and tightens “firms” undereyes after one application!
9. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
After becoming a pescetarian my dairy increased 10 fold and I started to develop mega clogged pores (little tiny bumps in my skin) but I’ve never really ever had actual pimples, which probably sounds more fortunate than it is because those can be properly extracted and heal, whereas clogged pores are much more difficult to get rid of.
10. Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
I have used the repairing lotion to spot treat because I’m extremely sensitive to benzoyl peroxide but it actually has done more harm than good since for me it was extremely, extremely irritating and caused severe dry skin.
11. What foundation do you use?
I don’t have a favorite-favorite but my top 3 would be Make Up For Ever’s Mat Velvet + (amazing coverage and finish), Revlon PhotoReady (matches my skin tone PERFECTLY), and Maybelline 24 Hour Superstay (it covers well, has an amazing lasting power and a nice satin/matte finish that doesn’t ever really look oily).
12. How about concealer?
Make Up For Ever’s Full Cover for spots but a very little bit goes a loonnnnngggg way. I used to hate this concealer because it could look cakey and stand out through my foundation. After using the MAC 231 to apply it I’m in love with it because it is SUPER pigmented. For undereyes I like YSL Touche Eclat paired with Bobbi Brown’s Light Peach corrector!
13. Do you know your undertone color?
I have golden/beige undertones J
14. What do you think of fake eyelashes?
They are amazing, they totally amp up your look and are the single item that can make you look red-carpet ready even without a ton of skills.
15. Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
I change my mascara every month. Not by choice, but because after a month Lancome Hypnose dries out and gets clumpy. It’s unfortunate L
16. What brand of mascara do you use?
Consistently? ALWAYS have Lancome Hypnose on hand, Periodically Make Up For Ever’s Smoky lash/Fresh Supernova I also have tried almost every single mascara on the market I swear and usually have a dozen drugstore mascaras on hand.
17. Sephora or MAC?
I shop at Sephora more, but have been collecting MAC much longer. I couldn’t live without either of them.
18. Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
I hope I’ll have one soon!!
19. What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Make up brushes, eyelash curler, sponges, cotton swabs, lash and brow comb.
20. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
I always use either Urban Decay Primer Potion or a Paint Pot or equivalent for my eye makeup!
21. For the face?
I have never found a primer that didn’t break me out. I’ve used a ton, and ALL the major primers, but I’m super sensitive to silicones and oils.
22. What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I tend to reach for bronzes, shimmering browns, golds and blacks. I am always looking for shimmer champagnes, golds, and browns, even though I have enough to share with a small army, I always gravitate towards these tones and I wish I didn’t.
23. Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Pencil and gel, I’m awful at liquid.
24. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Wow, it has been a long, long time since I have!
25. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I adore them, but I tend to forget I have them. I started pressing all my colors but my space in my MAC palettes is precious to me since I hate repurchasing the things that aren’t exciting (dumb necessities haha) so I haven’t pressed any in awhile.
26. Do you use mineral makeup?
Not anymore, I used to LOVE Bare Minerals, now however my skin doesn’t look put together or smooth when I wear it anymore. Every dry patch of skin becomes visible and I find it doesn’t cover the areas I’d like to be more even.
27. What is your favorite lipstick?
MAC Viva Glam V; I can always count on this baby and I feel great knowing that the funds go to a great cause.
28. How about lipgloss?
NARS Striptease, NARS Orgasm, MAC Fashion Whim
29. What is your favorite blush to use?
NARS Sin is my go-to blush! J
30. Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
I do, but only from reputable sellers, and never permanent collection pieces, just limited edition’s that sell out online or in store too fast!
31. Do you like drugstore makeup?
I love Revlon!!
32. Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)
I ADORE CCO’s, often times even items sold out from MAC online or in-stores will miraculously be at CCO’s… AND they are at huge discounted prices especially if you live in Canada and pay $18 a potted eyeshadow, $10.25 looks pretty good after that haha.
33. Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I definitely have! I am a business student approaching the end of my degree but I’m hoping to tackle a second degree in marketing and work on a makeup course via distant education just to see things from a more polished/professional approach. I’d love to eventually go to artistry school just for my own enjoyment!
34. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Sometimes if I’m being lazy and just want to slap something on or if I am pressed for timing, don’t we all?
35. Name a makeup crime that you hate?
People that wear heavy black eyeliner smudged all around their eyes (joker style) or eyebrows that are penciled on so heavily all you can see is the pencil in a stick straight line.
36. Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I tend to gravitate towards neutral but shimmery, latetly I’ve been working with more color and I’ve been enjoying it!
37. Which celebrity always has great make up?
Kim Kardashian (pretty well known globally that those sisters ADORE fabulous makeup), Katy Perry always has glamorous bombshell looks, and obviously the Victoria’s Secret girls who always look like bronzed goddesses!!!
38. If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
Foundation, to even out my skin and give me a more luminous appearance!
39. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Most of the time I will only wear foundation to touch up my skin in certain areas and then I’m out the door!
40. Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I look very similar, but I definitely prefer how I look with makeup (haha obviously)!
41. In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
Honestly I could never pick a line. Every line that I love is unique and has items that I couldn’t compare.
42. What do you think of Makeup?
It is my favorite creative outlet. I love that you’re born with a perfect canvas and can work with it to create your own masterpiece any time you choose!