Tagged: 40 Beauty Questions

I was tagged by Shifa @ Get Gawjus to answer these 40 questions. I much prefer tags where you actually have to write something instead of just posting a picture and tagging other people! Thanks Shifa :)

How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice. I’ve gotten into a much better routine with my skin after my old Question of the Week post!

What skin type do you have?
Crappy skin! Very oily and shiny as hell in the T zone, dry flaky cheeks. Bah.

What is your current facial wash?
The Body Shop Nutriganics Foaming facial wash. Although I have a horrible feeling that the Nutriganics range (which I won in a Twitter giveaway a couple of weeks ago) might be the culprit behind the giant spot brewing on my forehead. :(

Do you exfoliate?
Yeah, every other day on the days that I wash my hair.

What brand do you use?
Soap & Glory Flake Away – I know it’s more marketed for the legs but there’s no nasties in it that would hurt my face and it’s the only thing I’ve found that abrasive enough but not too scratchy. Plus it’s not expensive!

What moisturiser do you use?
At the moment, TBS Nutriganics Day Cream and Night Cream. But like I said, I think that range might be breaking me out. I don’t know! D:

Do you have freckles?
Uhm, I seem to get a bit freckly in the summer on my nose and cheeks but you can’t really notice them in the winter.

Do you use eye cream?
No… should I? I’ve just never really thought of it as necessary.

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Not acne, no, but prone to the occasional spot.

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
No, which I’m glad for!

What foundation do you use?
At the moment I’m totally in love with Lily Lolo mineral foundation in Porcelain as it’s the only true match for my skin I’ve ever managed to find. The lightest shade of all drugstore foundations is always too dark for me!

How about concealer?
Fero Cosmetics light reflecting concealer under the eyes and Maybelline Pure.Cover on any little red patches or blemishes.

Do you know your undertone color?
Yeah, very pink.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I’ve learnt that buying cheapies to practice application is fruitless as they rarely look good.

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yeah, tell me all the shit you want but I’ll throw it away when I deem it necessary! See my post on ‘The Makeup Time Bomb’ here.

What brand of mascara do you use?
My absolute favourite is Maybelline Lash Stiletto. Although I’ve been using MaxFactor Lash Extension Effect lately – it’s not as good though IMO!

Sephora or MAC?
We don’t have Sephora in the UK so I have to say MAC.

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
Nah, don’t really feel the need to ’cause I’m not a huge MAC fangirl!

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes, sponges and curlers.. o.O should there be anything else?

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes of course, my lids get quite oily so it’s absolutely necessary for me. UDPP is my BFF. I have been trialling Kryolan’s eyeshadow base since the IMATS but UDPP definitely lasts longer – I promise I’ll get round to reviewing the Kryolan one soon.

For the face?
No, other than moisturiser. I’ve only ever tried one and it did nothing for me so I don’t really want to invest in another!

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
All time favourite? Maybe Illamasqua’s Furore pigment. I don’t know, I have too many!

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I tend to use liquid, gel or felt-tip on my upper lashline and a pencil in my waterline or on my lower lashline.

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Haha, not recently that I can recall.

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I did go through a phase where I loved them but unless you’ve got a bit of time on your hands to avoid mess they are quite inconvenient. I can’t deny that in loose pigments you can often get much more unique effets and finishes but for convenience’s sake, pressed shadows are my preference.

Do you use mineral makeup?
Like I said, very fond of Lily Lolo mineral foundation for my oily T-Zone at the moment and I used to own a whole shit-ton of mineral pigments but sold or gave away quite a few of them.

What is your favorite lipstick?
Oh, I don’t know D: Very fond of the colour of Natural Collection Apple Blossom, but on the other end of the price scale I also love MAC Pretty Please. I don’t know, I like loads of lipsticks.

How about lipgloss?
Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Soul. Easy.

What is your favorite blush to use?
I was obsessed with BeneFit Coralista and wore it every day for about 4 months last year, haha. I’m branching out a lot more now but that’s still one of my favourites.

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Uhm, I think the only makeup I’ve ever brought from eBay is my 120 palette. I’ve bought plenty of other stuff though like unbranded brushes, eyelashes, nail art pens etc.

Do you like drugstore makeup?
Uhm.. I don’t tend to like most drugstore eyeshadows as they often lack in the amount of pigmentation or great texture that I think are so important to eyeshadows. I Take an exception to Sleek, though, who’s more recent palettes (namely Sunset and Graphite) had greatly improved formulas compared to their older palettes (like Jewels) which was a little too crumbly and hard to blend. But I’m a big lover of drugstore mascaras! And quite a lot of other things, actually – just not big on shadows.

Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)
No because there isn’t one anywhere near me! There’s only a few scattered about the UK.

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Like Shifa said in her answer – I learn from YouTube for free! Although I have recently applied for a beauty therapy apprenticeship so fingers crossed for me please!

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Not at all.

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Too much lipgloss. To the extent that when the person opens their mouth, the lipgloss hangs in strings between their list. GROSS! *Throws up a bit in my mouth*

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Oh, both. I used to be a brights girl through and through but I’m finally getting into my neutrals now even though I don’t own that many.

Which celebrity always has great make up?
Not an obvious choice but Sophie Ellis Bextor.

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
Oh jesus. I honestly have no idea, I think I need something to cover the redness in my skin, plus a bit of eyeliner and mascara at all times! Haha.

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
In the last few years, I’ve only done it a couple of times. And VERY reluctantly, on occasions where Colin sulks about me always having to ‘tart about’ if I want to leave the house haha.

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
No. I’d like to say yes but I’d be lying. I mean I don’t need a full face, but like I said my skin is terribly uneven and blotchy, and my eyes look tiny without a bit of mascara. But I could live with just that.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
All brands have strengths and weaknesses. Maybelline is my absolutely favourite for mascaras, Urban Decay and MAC do most of my favourite eyeshadows, I love Illamasqua blushes, etc!

What do you think of Makeup?
Love it. Duh! It makes me feel better about myself.

I know most people have already done this one so I won’t do specific tags. But by all means fill it in if you haven’t and link me up below, I’d love to read! :)

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