I know that I’ve been a missing person from my blog for a few days but that’s because I finally went back to uni this week!
I’ve literally been off since mid-May, so going back into lectures and seminars this week was a welcoming change. When it came to handing in all of my final first year assignments, I was relieved. I could now chill out for a few months before having to get back into the swing of things.
Luckily, the few months off were very much enjoyed and needed, and I was able to go back to uni feeling motivated and excited to start second year.
Anyways, tonight’s post is going to be a ‘Beauty Question’ tag. I have just been scrolling through my favourite blogs and I realised I have never done a tag and how much fun they look.
Being the original person I am, I typed ‘blogger tag questions’ into Google and found one that I thought would be fun. I have not made any of these questions up myself, and I got them all off a random website.
I hope you enjoy reading this, and if any fellow bloggers would like to do this tag yourself, I have left the empty questions in the comment section 🙂
Thank you for reading!
1) How many times do you wash your face daily?
I actually wash my face with Neutrogena ‘Foaming Facial Wash’ once a day, but I use makeup wipes and Garnier Micellar water alongside that.
2) What skin type do you have?
I have really dry skin. In summer my skin isn’t too dry that I have to fuss over it every day, but winter is a struggle. I have to use moisturiser and exfoliate constantly. I also try to use more luminous foundations rather than matte as they can dry out your skin more.
3) What is your current facial wash?
^^^^ Neutrogena ‘Foaming Facial Wash’
4) Do you exfoliate?
I should really start reading the questions before I type out a paragraph earlier in the post hahaha; I do exfoliate, but admittedly not as much as I should in the summer. I exfoliate my skin every few days in the warmer months, but in winter I find myself exfoliating every day. I really should do this every day all year, but I look like the reddest of tomatoes afterwards, and that hurts a gal.
5) What brand do you use?
Boots’ ‘Skin Clear Daily Exfoliator’. It’s very affordable and does the job well!
6) What moisturizer do you use?
I use a mixture of Garnier and Nivea really, whatever my hand is closest to.
7) Do you have freckles?
I do in the summer, but no other time of the year. I don’t think I suit freckles so when they appear on my skin I do my best to cover them up with the usual foundation and concealer. Freckles are the kinda thing I think looks good on most other people, but not myself. Not on me, nope.
8) Do you use eye cream?
I don’t. It makes me feel too old. Mind, that’ll probably change in the next few years because I’m not keen on the idea of wrinkles. Or Botox. So if I have a flawless face, that’ll distract from my grey hairs. That’s my conclusion.
9) Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I really luckily haven’t had acne prone skin. I have a few uninvited guests pop up every now and again, but that’s about it. I’m so grateful for this thank you genetics.
10) Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
I’ve never used this brand, but I’ve heard good things about it :).
11) What foundation do you use?
My favourite currently is Nars’ ‘Sheer Glow’ foundation in the shade: Light 2, Mont Blanc.
12) How about concealer?
Current fave = UD’s Naked Skin ‘Weightless Complete Coverage’ concealer in: Fair, Neutral.
13) Do you know your undertone colour?
Yes, I have pink, warm undertones to my skin. One of my biggest insecurities growing up was my rosy cheeks. My cheeks were always really red, even under makeup, and this was something I was extremely conscious of. Now I’m older, my cheeks are no where near as bad as they used to be.
14) What do you think of fake eyelashes?
That is all.
15) Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yeah, but who seriously does that? The product is still perfectly fine after a year. I judge use-by dates by how the product looks and how it applies.
16) What brand of mascara do you use?
Current fave = L’Oreal Telescopic in Black.
17) Sephora or MAC?
Sephora. I love MAC but Sephora sells multiple brands and multiple products. Both really high quality, but variety is important.
18) Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No 😦 which is something I’m really sad about. I’m self-taught, but as I’m not actually a qualified makeup artist yet, I can’t get one. I spend a lot of my own money at MAC, so the discount would be fab and would even make me buy more. It’s just a shame that they have such specific rules and regulations.
19) What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes = Real Techniques, MAC, Ted Baker, BH Cosmetics, Eco Tools.
Sponges = Real Techniques.
20) Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Urban Decay ‘Eye Shadow Primer Potion’
MAC Paint Pot in ‘Soft Ochre’
21) For the face?
Either Smashbox ‘Photo Finish’, L’Oreal Lumi Magique or Maybelline ‘Dream Smooth Primer’.
22) What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I’m going to be a bit more specific, my fave ever is ‘Naked’ in the ‘Naked’ eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay. It’s the most perfect transition shade and I don’t think I will ever find one better than this specific eyeshadow. Love it, it’s brill.
23) Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I actually use gel eyeliner 90% of the time. But, if I have to choose I would pick liquid eyeliner.
24) How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Not as often as I used to, that’s all I’m saying.
25) What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
Fantastic – amazing quality and pigmentation (duh). You get so much for your money. My favourite is ‘Vanilla’ by MAC.
26) Do you use mineral makeup?
Admittedly, no. But I would like to try some to see how it compares.
27) What is your favorite lipstick?
‘Taupe’ by MAC. It’s the most perfect nude brown.
28) How about lipgloss?
I don’t like lipgloss at all. I think it’s yucky & way too sticky. I’m also a more matte-lip kinda gal with maybe a little bit of shine, so I’m not a fan of lipgloss at all.
29) What is your favorite blush to use?
‘Harmony’ by MAC, it’s a contour & blush shade all in one! Very handy!
30) Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
I didn’t know you could? I found out last week you can get brands on Amazon and it has changed my life. I have wanted to try the LORAC ‘Pro 2’ palette for agessss but nowhere would deliver it to the UK. Except Amazon, I love you Amazon.
31) Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes definitely – however I maintain that high-end makeup is my preferred option. There really is a difference in quality and it’s worth the extra pennies I think.
32) Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
God, yes. It’s what I would absolutely love to do. I would love to be a makeup artist in the future, so a course would open a lot of doors for me. However, doing a course is not possible in my life as of right now. Fingers crossed for the future!
33) Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I used to be…THOSE HARSH LINES, they kill me inside
34) Name a makeup crime that you hate?
I don’t know if this qualifies as a ‘crime’ but my pet hate is when fall-out covers eye shadow palettes and gets into the other colours, it drives me crazy. The crime is not cleaning it up so it gets worse.
35) Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Definitely prefer the more neutral tones, they are so much more wearable. I love a bitta pop of colour, but I could live without the bright greens & blues.
36) Which celebrity always has great make up?
Kylie Jenner, stereotypical I know.
37) If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
Eyebrows, because I have none. Well, as previously explained, my brow hairs are so light you can’t see them without product. Cry.
38) Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Not without brows, but without other things yes. Unless I am having a bad skin time, then I HAVE to use some concealer or a lil bit of foundation.
39) Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Definitely not hahaha, not only do I look like a different person, I feel like a different person. Makeup gives me the little confidence I have.
40) In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
I honestly could not say one. They are all amazing in different ways.