40 Beauty Questions TAG

Sunday 26 August 2012

I saw this tag this morning on CamiG's blog and thought it would be a great Sunday post that is nice and easy for me after a pretty sleepless night. I was going to do a review, but will keep that for tomorrow :)

Onto the questions...


1. How many times do you wash your face daily?

Twice, once in the morning and once before bed. I was having problems get into a routine of washing my face at night due to laziness, so started having a shower every night and have only skipped one night in the last few months.

2. What skin type do you have?

It's mostly normal that can go combination. 

3. What is your current facial wash?

Kate Somerville "Gentle Daily Wash" which I've reviewed here. Try it!! It's amazing.

4. Do you exfoliate?

Yes. I normally exfoliate every 2nd or 3rd day. 

5. What brand do you use?

I'm using the Biore "Pore Unclogging Scrub" or the Aplha H "Gentle Daily Exfoliant" if my skin is on the sensitive side. I also LOVE Jurlique's "Daily Exfoliating Cream" which I've reviewed here. It feels so soft!

6. What moisturizer do you use?

I'm switching between the Biore "Nourish Moisture Lotion SPF15+" and Clinique's "Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion." Otherwise I just use Rosehip Oil.

7. Do you have freckles?

Just a few on my nose.

8. Do you use eye cream?

Sometimes. I'm using a Natio one at the moment which is more of a moisturising one for dark circles. I've nearly finished it and have a Burts Bee one to use next (Which was a magazine GWP).

9. Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Not acne prone, but I do get pimples if I'm stressed or hormonal. 

10. Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?



11. What foundation do you use?

I'm always trying new ones. At the moment I have Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, Rimmel's Wake Me Up Foundation and the Nude By Nature BB Cream.

12. How about concealer?

I have a Nude By Nature one, a Maybelline Fit Me and a Savoir Faire one that was in one of my Bellaboxes.

13. Do you know your undertone color?

I'm cool toned with redness. 

14. What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I think they can be great if applied correctly, but most girls apply them OTT and badly.

15. What brand of mascara do you use?

I always switch it up. I'm using a Revlon one atm, and before that I was using Max Factor and a Rimmel one. I'm still on the hunt for my HG (holy grail) mascara.

16. Sephora or MAC?

We have no Sephora here in Australia, and I've never tried MAC, so neither.

17. Do you have a MAC Pro-card?


18. What makeup tools do you use in make up application?

My hands usually for foundation application, and brushes for eyes, powder and blush. I also love earbuds/Qtips for fixing up eye mishaps.

19. Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

No. Only when I need long lasting make up. 

20. For the face?

Usually for work, which is twice a week. But not everyday use. I don't really like suffocating my skin with silicones everyday. 

21. What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

I like browns and nude colours. I'm very boring. And they are usually shimmery.

22. Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

I use pencils just because I'm not very confident with liquids.

23. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?

I don't.

24. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

They can be great, but I like softer colours and softer intensity. 

25. Do you use mineral makeup?

Sometimes. I like Nude By Nature.

26. What is your favorite lipstick?

I don't have a favourite. I'm always changing my mind on what lip looks I like. 

27. How about lipgloss?

I really love ModelCo lipglosses.

28. What is your favorite blush to use?

Either Maybelline Bouncey Blush or MeMeMe in "Pink." 

29. Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

Only occationally, but will only buy from previous sellers or recommended ones from other bloggers. 

30. Do you like drugstore makeup?

Yep! A lot of my make up is drugstore. It's fantastic for trailing new colours and looks. Also the Priceline is much better than my local Myer, so I'm more likely to buy from there.

31. Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)

No but I would like to.

32. Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

I've done the Napoleon Masterclass which was fantastic. You can read about it here.

33. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Sometimes. Mostly when I'm in a hurry or want it perfect for an occasion. 

34. Name a makeup crime that you hate?

Wearing it as a mask. Or using it to change your skin colour (See Snookie as a example of how bad it can look when you go from pale to orange using bronzers and fake tan). 

35. Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

Mostly natural and neutral colours since it's easier. But I love a bold lip. 

36. Which celebrity always has great make up?

Cate Blanchett. She looks so natural and simple. Also Lauren Conrad and Diane Kruger always look fantastic. 

37. If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?

Either a BB cream or a cheek and lip stain.

38. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

No. I even put on make up to see the doctor. Yep, I'm tragic!  

39. Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? 

Not really. I have pigmentation and redness so it's not a nice base. But I like my features. 

40. What do you think of makeup?

It's great to use to have fun with, to conceal any parts you feel insecure with and to try new things.

So that's my 40 questions. Leave your answers below or link your blog if you do it :)