Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Beauty Quote of the Week

"Its beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Beauty Quiz

This is a quiz I saw on a couple of beauty blogs. I thought it would be a good get to know me post. Comment below and let me know some of your answers to the following questions.
How many times do you wash your face daily?
I usually wash my face twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. If I am feeling lazy however, I will just wash it at night.
What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I used to have really dry and flaky skin, but in the past year or so my face has turned oily and prone to breakouts.
What is your current facial wash?
Clinique Liquid Soap
Do you exfoliate?
I do. Kandee Johnson showed a homemade exfoliator on one of her youtube videos. It works so well. Basically you just soak a cotton pad in organic lemon juice (fresh lemons are best) and then pour on some organic sugar. It makes your face feel amazingly soft!
What moisturizer do you use?
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
Do you have freckles?
I get a few on my nose in the summer.
Do you use eye cream?
I have some Aveeno eye serum, but I usually forget to put it on.
Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Unfortunately! I didn't have any problems with acne in high school, but I started breaking out during second year of university and still have problems with acne.
Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Yes I did and it really worked, but then people kept telling me how bad it was for my skin so after 2 years I got off it. Sometimes I wish I was still using it.
What foundation do you use?
Right now I actually mix 2 different kinds together to get the perfect colour and texture. I use Guerlain Parure Extreme and Clinique Acne Solutions.
How about concealer?
I usually use either MAC studio finish concealer or Bobbi Brown creamy concealer.
Do you know your undertone color?
In one of the makeup artistry classes I took, we did colour drapings and I found out I am a spring. I believe that means I have pink undertones.
What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I think they look great on others. I remember wearing them for my sisters 19th birthday party. I looked surprised in every picture. I have recently purchased some half lashes from a MAC warehouse sale, so maybe I will try again.
Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, but I don’t usually follow those rules. If it smells bad or doesn't seem to apply properly anymore, I will throw it out
What brand of mascara do you use?
I use a few different ones but I love love love Dior Show Iconic. That is the only mascara that does not clump on me. I swear its the first time I have ever finished a full tube of mascara.
Sephora or MAC?
MAC but only because the prices in Canadian Sephora stores are too expensive. I would rather go to the ones in the US.
Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No. Im a little confused as to whether I am eligible for one.
What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes…I love makeup brushes. My teacher always said "You can never have enough makeup brushes".
Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes I double prime my eyes everyday. I use UDPP and then MAC painterly paintpot.
For the face?
Not really, I find most of them make me break out. Once I get my skin under control, I may try again. I’m trying to find one that doesn’t have silicone in it.
What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
This question is too hard. It depends on the day. This past week I have been really into bronze shades (especially the ones in the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland palette).
Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I am horrible with eyeliner. The only kind I have ever gotten to work on me is marker eyeliner…so I guess that is kind of like liquid? I am happy to say I can apply eyeliner on others fairly well.
How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
I don’t use them often enough to know.
What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I love the colours, but I usually forget I have them.
Do you use mineral makeup?
The only thing would be my MAC mineralize skinfinish natural.
What is your favorite lipstick?
Right now I really like Thrills and Made to Order from the most recent MAC collections, but this could change at any time.
How about lipgloss?
I am really liking this colour called Ola Mango from one of the MAC holiday sets. I wish it came in a bigger size!
What is your favorite blush to use?
This one is hard….I love blush so much… I just bought NARS Taj Mahal blush and I think it is so gorgeous, I also really like MAC pink swoon, and then any bright cream blush. The brighter the better
Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
No I always want to but then I see shipping prices and I give up.
Do you like drugstore makeup?
Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
I have never been. We don’t have them in Canada. I just got back from a trip to Nashville where they have one, but sadly it was closed due to the flooding in Tennessee.
Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes. I just finished a 45 hour makeup artistry class. I was signed up for a makeup for photography class that was due to start last week but it was cancelled due to low enrollment so now I am looking into other classes in my city.
Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Depends on what makeup…mascara on the bottom lashes? Always!
Name a makeup crime that you hate?
I don’t know. I think it really depends on the person. Some people can really rock looks I would never dare try. To each their own.
Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I really like colourful shades.
Which celebrity always has great make up?
I really like Khloe Khardashian's makeup looks.
If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Probably foundation, but only because it would cover up my blemishes. If I didn’t have any acne, then I would probably say blush.
Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
No. Maybe in the summer time if I am going down to the beach.
Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
No, but neither does Oprah!
In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
Umm I don’t know…I switch around a lot. I used to just love MAC and then I was into Benefit, and then NARS and now I just really love all makeup.
What do you think of Makeup?
I love it. I love looking at it, reading about it and especially playing around with it.