Thursday, 10 April 2014

40 Beauty Questions

Hi everyone! How are you? I came back from London and Enchanted on Friday so I've been recovering from that haha! I'll do a follow-up post soon with outfit shots of Saturday and Sunday! Right now I found a fun beauty question meme thing so I thought I'd do that as it's simple and fun! Feel free to answer the same questions with your own opinions and products; leave a link in the comments so I can read it! ^_~


-How many times do you wash your face daily?:
I wash my face twice a day - once with just plain water in the morning and once at night starting with makeup removal by olive oil, baby/face wipes and a foaming cleanser.

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo):
I have very dry skin. It gets dry on my forehead, nose and chin as well as my cheeks, which constitutes very dry skin by many cosmetic brands and dermatologists. It's not suuuuuper bad though, like severe eczema or psoriasis (holy shit I spelled that right first try).

-What is your current facial wash?:
I currently use Nature Republic Blemish Lab Sebum Clear+ Acne Cleanser. Even though it's for acne-prone skin, it's quite gentle and I got it free with my first Koreadepart order (full size and I'm still using it!) It's a foaming cleanser you lather up in your hands with water.


-Do you exfoliate?:
I do! Two or three times a week normally.

-What brand do you use?:
At the moment I'm using St Ives Apricot Scrub but I'm almost out. I've heard the walnut shells in the St Ives scrub is bad for you as they are too sharp, can cause microtears in the skin and let all sort of nasty bacteria and stuff in but it hasn't been too bad for me. However, I'll be moving onto Caolion No Scratch! It's Real Water Scrub next up that I won from my Peach and Lily giveaway.



-What moisturiser do you use?:
I'm currently using Coreana Senite Polynesian Intensive Cream with Tiare Flower but again, I'm almost out of that! I need a massive Korean cosmetics haul I want to go back to my Secret Key Snail & EGF Repairing Cream and try the whole Snail & EGF line.



-Do you have freckles?:
No, not really. Maybe a couple if I stay out in the sun but hey, why would I do that?

-Do you use eye cream?:
No...I don't really believe in the whole eye cream fad...I know the eye skin is 10 times thinner than the rest of our face skin but I think as long as your normal face cream is hydrating you enough and you have sun protection, you shouldn't need it. I may look into them in the future though, who knows?

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?:
No. I'm quite glad, I never suffered from teenage acne when younger, phew...

-Did you ever have to use Pro-active?:
I think that's an acne treatment? Again, no - I have never had any problems with acne.


-What foundation do you use?:
At the moment I'm using Makeup For Ever Mat Velvet HD Foundation in Alabaster but I'm not sure if it's a bit drying for me...I've mixed a bit up with my Caolion Multi Soothing Booster Gel for a bit of extra hydration and it seems to be fine now.


-How about concealer?:
I use Etude House Surprise Concealer Kit, the one with the two mixable shades. I use both the dark circle and blemish type but I use the dark circle one more.



-Do you know your undertone color?:
I know I'm a cool tone rather than warm...and I think I'm just plain old neutral in terms of colour...I wouldn't say I'm particularly pinky or gold/yellowish.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?:
I love them! I wish I had the motivation to wear them everyday but I can't be bothered. I love wearing them for meets, events and special occasions though.

-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?:
I sort of knew but I don't change it until I run out. What's the point when I use it every day anyway?

-What brand of mascara do you use?:
At the moment I'm using a deluxe sample of Chanel's Volume de Chanel Mascara in black. It's not bad but not amazing either...I will be moving onto my long-awaited Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara when it runs out!



-Sephora or MAC?:
...MAC? I don't really know much about Sephora and MAC seem like a covetable brand.

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?:
*pout* I wish. Their Pro palettes of concealer and lip colours seem amazing *0*

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?:
For face I've recently changed to an Eco Tools foundation brush, then a small Eco Tools travel kabuki brush to buff any brush strokes out. I use a regular Estee Lauder powder brush for powder, a smaller Estee Lauder one for blush, a fluffy Estee Lauder brush for base eyeshadow, an unbranded smaller one for contour and precise shadow and a fluffier one for blending out but I tend to find I only need to use the Estee Lauder one for my whole eyes. I use a Bodycare concealer brush for both under-eyes and blemishes and either an Estee Lauder or unbranded lip brush...if I use one at all. I use the Estee Lauder one in my makeup brush stand if I apply lipstick with all my other makeup and, if I can be bothered, I use a smaller travel sized unbranded one in my makeup bag when applying lipstick on the go.

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-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?:
I do when I can remember or when it's for a long event, meet, etc! I use a homemade one made from cornstarch, foundation and lip balm!


-For the face?:
Again, if I need a bit of extra staying power, coverage and for an important meet or event. For primer I use The Face Shop Face It Moisture Pore Balm and for base I use Etude House Sweet Recipe Baby Choux Base in Berry Choux. I also use a makeup setter/fixer when I can remember: Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Make-up Fixer.




-What is your favourite eye shadow (colour or shade)?:
Hmmm, that's a tricky one! I'd say for myself, pinks are my favourite eyeshadow colour! I can make them super cute and doll-like for Lolita and fresh looks, rock chick-esque paired with black blending, a sultry pink and purple blended look I've been using lately, etc! I know some people think pink eyeshadow can look sickly or infected but I think I can pull them off. ^_~

-Do you use pencil or liquid eye liner?:
I use liquid eyeliner for my top lid (Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Liner in Smooth Black) and a pencil/creamy stick formulation for my bottom lid and waterline, currently Avon Glimmerstick in Black Diamond.



How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?:
To be honest, not a lot! Maybe once every two or three months? I poke myself with the mascara wand more often haha...

-What do you think of pigment eye shadows?:
Like, loose eyeshadow? To be honest, I'm not a fan of them because of too much fallout. It's easier to 'make' your own 'loose eyeshadow' simply by swirling a pressed eyeshadow until you get lots of powder on the brush.

-Do you use mineral makeup?:
Not really, no...I don't think any of my makeup has minerals in it. I haven't really had much experience with them but I always think mineral foundation doesn't have great coverage.

-What is your favourite lipstick?:
At the moment, my favourite lipstick is Etude House Dear my Jelly Lips-talk in JPK003 paired with a Rimmel Royal Jelly Lipgloss in Jelly Bean...they make my lips looks like juicy jellybeans! I'm also liking Avon Color Rich Lipstick in pout for a baby pink shade that finally suits me.




-How about lip gloss?:
Oh, I kind of already covered that in the last question...other lipglosses I'm a fan of are Clinique Superbalm Moisturising Gloss in Raspberry, Miko Cat Clear Lipgloss and Modelco Shine Ultra Lipgloss in Berry Pink - the latter smells like strawberry milkshakes!



-What is your favourite blush to use?:
I use Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher in Strawberry Mousse which is really nice! I also like the Clinique Cheek Pops in Berry or Plum Pop!


-Do you buy your make up on eBay?:
I do if the product is discontinued or I can't find it anywhere else. However, I try to be careful of fakes - I would only ever buy Asian cosmetics from certified eBay sellers (but I don't because I use Koreadepart) and to be honest, a fake of a random Avon lipstick is unlikely.

-Do you like drug store makeup?:
Meh, it's okay. Korean and Japanese drugstore makeup is better quality than ours. However, there are some Collection 2000 lipsticks and other items I'm partial to.

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets): we have those in the UK? I've been to designer outlet malls but I generally buy online or in regular stores.

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?:
Hmm, not really. There's no real reason I'd take makeup classes and there's not much extra I'd want/need to know that I couldn't online, using YouTube, working at a beauty counter, etc.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?:
Not really...sometimes I can accidentally smudge eyeliner or poke myself in the eye with my mascara wand but I wouldn't say I'm clumsier or more expert in application than most people.

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?:
Only wearing eyeliner on your lower lids...extra points for it being over 1cm thick and in the waterline just looks far too harsh on everyone and is very unflattering. Other makeup crimes include foundation too dark, lipliner darker than lipstick and harsh contouring.

-Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick,eye shadow) or neutral ones?:
Yes, if it's complimenting and looks right! Like, colourful shades of lipstick might not work with colourful eyeshadow and be too clashing. However, I love colourful lipsticks; mostly pinks, browns and wine/plums. Colourful eyeshadow shades I favour include pinks, purples, blues and golds.


-Which celebrity always has great make up?:
Hmm...I don't really follow celebrities or their makeup but from the top of my head, I really love Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's, Fan Bingbing's and Nana Kitade's for their flawless, porcelain and cute look.

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?:
I guess it'd have to be mascara. It's hard to pick between just a bit of concealer or eyeliner but eyeliner looks unfinished without mascara so it'll have to be mascara and I'll have to put up with crappy skin haha.

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?:
I can and do, even though I don't like it...I just don't see the point in putting on makeup for all of 10 minutes when going to the shop or post office.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?:
Hmm...nope. I wish I did haha...I just look a lot better with it on and it's the way I want to represent myself to the world!

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?:
Christ, the best? Hmm...from personal experience, Rimmel do generally good products, not many are particularly awful. Avon can be hit or miss and so can Missha. Clio is a nice makeup line with nice products!

-What do you think of Makeup?:
I love makeup! It's a lovely way of expressing yourself, making yourself feel better, showing the side of you you want to convey to the world and having fun. Anyone who thinks wearing makeup sucks or is a chore is doing something wrong.


  1. Did you ever do a review of Senite Polynesian Intensive Cream? How moisturizing is it? Would it hold up in the winter on dry skin?

    1. Sorry, I haven't yet! It's on my to-do list, promise >< It was quite moisturising yes; I have very dry skin and my skin was fine throughout the winter using it but I also use a toner and essence before moisturiser. I'll be sure to do a review soon since I've used it all up :)

  2. Thank you I would love to read it!

  3. Hello there! I find these questions so interesting - they're a nice break from all the reviews, hauls and swatches. You can read my answers here:
    Thanks for sharing the questions! :)