October 19, 2013

Get to know me : Beauty & Skincare Tag

Get to know me : Beauty & Skincare Tag

I saw this going around and thought I should post one as well.


1. Do you apply your foundation with a brush, sponge, or fingers? 

I always prefer a damp sponge for my dry skin. However, I might use a brush in the beginning and then smooth out any streaks using a sponge.

- What foundation do you use?

I use a lot of foundations, but MAC Face and Body is my go to foundation.

2. Do you apply your eye shadow from light to dark or dark to light?

I prefer light to dark. Not in case of smokey eyes where I would pick up a dark all over lid and then a lighter shade for transition.

3. Do you prime your eyes or face?

Eyes- yes, face- rarely. I have dry skin and I have never really noticed a big difference when I have primed my face to when I haven’t. For eyes I have used MAC’s paint pots and mostly, Urban decay’s primerpotion which is the best!

4. Concealer before or after foundation?

I do both. It is weird, but for me concealer under eyes works after foundation and concealer on blemishes/acne works before foundation. So, I’d say concealer-foundation-concealer is what I do which of course reduces to foundation-concealer when my skin is acting very good.

-  What concealer do you use?

Again many depending on the coverage I am looking at. But mostly, it is MAC studio finish.

5. On an average, how long does it take you to do your makeup?

Quick daily look takes me around 10 mins., which doesn’t include bronzing and any eye shadows.

6. Do you wear makeup everyday and everywhere?

Full makeup - only at work or on special occasions. Otherwise, minimal, which is kohl lined eyes, casually done eyebrows and lip balm. So yes as I never leave the house without anything on.

7. What release are you most excited about? (Makeup)

I am excited about the MAC Riri hearts collection. It does sound outdated but in India it is yet to launch. L

8. What’s your weakness? Shoes, purses, clothes, jewelry, eye shadow  lipstick or other?

With time my obsessions keep changing. Right now it is with lipsticks.

9. Do you whiten your teeth?

Thankfully, I don’t need to. If I can then I make sure to brush my teeth after every meal.

10. Wax eyebrows, or pluck?

Always pluck. I don’t know how to thread and cannot rely on others to do it either (learnt this the hard way).

11. What do you use to contour?

 Chanel’s soleil tan de chanel – perfect cream bronzer for me.  

12. False lashes, or natural?

I would love to wear false lashes 24x7 – but they take a lot of practice and thus, a lot of time to put them on. Also, people here in my country don’t take you seriously if you have them on.

13. Favorite makeup brand?

 It is not about the brand, it is about the product. I have favorite products from different brands. No single brand can be all over perfect right?

14. Liquid eyeliner, pencil or gel?

When I am in a rush- pencil otherwise gel. Love the precision, control and pigmentation that a gel liner can give you.

15. Lipstick, lip-gloss or chap-stick?

Matte lipsticks if I go out and lip balm is I am just around like running errands etc.

- What is your favourite lipstick?

Right now, Limecrime’s Velvetine in Red Velvet (does a liquid lipstick count?)

16. Pigments, pressed or cream eye shadow?

Creamy – again for my dry lids. 

17. If you had to wear only one thing, excluding foundation; what would it be?

Eyebrow product

18. Favorite color?

Currently, electric blue

19. Favorite color combination?

Nude shimmery eyes with neon pink lips and Chocolaty brown smokey eyes with peach blush.

20. Natural or Dramatic? (Eye Makeup)

Naturally dramatic. ;)

21. Do you care more for quality or name brand?

 Quality (& sometimes packaging). =D

22. Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?


23. What do you think of makeup?

I enjoy every bit of it. For me it is more about creating different looks, being innovative and trying out new things and not just about enhancing your beauty. There are endless possibilities for what all you can do with makeup.  It is all about having fun and being happy in your skin.


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

I am very strict with my skincare routine. I wash my face twice every day – AM and PM- this is the least I can do.  

25. What skin type do you have?

Very Dry to Combination

26. What is your current facial wash?

Michael Todd’s honey oat cleanser – is great for my sensitive dry skin.

27. Do you exfoliate?

Yes. 2-3 times a week.

28. What brand do you use?

Scrub as a face mask – Lush’s fresh face mask ‘Love Lettuce’ and as a rinse off scrub – St.Ives Apricot Scrub

29. What moisturizer do you use?

Oils like avocado, almond and olive. And when I am going out, Emrbyolisse Lait Crème Concentrate.

30. Do you use eye cream?

Yes! I have loads of them. I try homemade creams as well. Anything to correct my dark circles and prevent fine lines. Although, no luck so far.  

31. Do you enjoy using face masks? If so which ones

Yes! Face masks is a favorite part of my skincare routine. I apply one every day. I use a lot of different masks every day. The Body Shop’s Oatmeal scrub, Lush’s love lettuce fresh face mask, Homemade Chickpea flour/Turmeric and Honey/Cinnamon, Yogurt/egg, Dermalogica hydrating mask, Mint Julep are the most used ones.

Hope you liked reading my answers and I tag you all – feel free to carry this on and let me know when you do it.


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  3. Loved reading about u. we r very similar!

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