In case you couldn’t tell by now, I’m a big fan of doing tag questions and challenges. I don’t even get tagged to do them, I just google them and do them without anyone asking. I found this tag in particular from a blog called “Makeup, Beauty, and Everything Superficial.” I’m a big, big fan of makeup, and it sure does take up a large chunk of my disposable income, so why not try out a makeup tag? Feel free to copy and paste the questions yourself!
-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Ideally, I try to wash it once in the morning and once at night, but if I’m having a lazy day, it might only get done once.
-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
My skin is relatively oily, but I actually find it much more appealing than having dry skin. It’s generally more comfortable and easier to manage, in my opinion, so I’m happy with it!
-What is your current facial wash?
Right now I’m using the CeraVe foaming facial cleanser.
-Do you exfoliate?
I do not, due to the fact that my skin is already sensitive to essentially everything. Even hot water gives me an occasional rash.
-What brand do you use?
-What moisturizer do you use?
The CeraVe facial moisturizer has been my go-to since middle school!
-Do you have freckles?
Unfortunately not, but I sure wish I did.
-Do you use eye cream?
Not yet! Probably someday, though.
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
My skin used to be extremely acne-prone, but it’s gotten much better over the years. I attribute this to really nailing my skincare routine, taking oral birth control, and just figuring out what really works for me. I definitely think my diet has also helped my skin.
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
I did! That was definitely a big staple for me in middle school.
-What foundation do you use?
Right now I’m on my second bottle of the Becca Cosmetics Ultimate Coverage 24 Hour foundation in the shade “Linen.”
-How about concealer?
I, like many others, swear by the Tarte Shape Tape Concealer.
-Do you know your undertone color?
I think it’s somewhere between being cool and neutral, but I’m not totally confident in that.
-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I do like them a lot and use them daily, but because my eyes are so tiny and hooded, I usually cut the lashes in half to make them look less overwhelming on my eyes.
-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
I did know that, but I probably don’t abide by that as well as I should! That being said, I have started using the Besame mascara cake, which has a two-year shelf life.
-What brand of mascara do you use?
On the days when I have extra time, I use the Besame mascara cake. If I’m in a rush, I use the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, because it’s super volumizing and only requires one coat.
-Sephora or MAC?
Definitely Sephora, but I prefer Ulta and Hush above all.
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
I do not; I don’t care for MAC or other non cruelty-free brands very much.
-What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
I use a beauty sponge for my base, and tons of different brushes for my eyes and eyebrows.
-Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
I used to use primer, but unfortunately, most of the formulas gave my eyes an allergic reaction. Now, I just use foundation to prime my eyes.
-For the face?
My go-to is the E.l.f. Tone-Adjusting primer, which nicely combats my extremely red skin.
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I love matte, creamy brown shades, particularly the formulas produced by Jaclyn Hill.
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Only liquid liner could get me a wing sharp enough to cut a bitch.
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
I like to think I have a pretty precise hand. I haven’t poked myself with an eyeliner pencil since middle school.
-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I’m assuming this is referring to pressed pigments, which I have not tried before. I have heard, however, that they are usually highly pigmented and have a great color payoff.
-Do you use mineral makeup?
I might have one or two things in my makeup stand, but nothing particular comes to mind.
-What is your favorite lipstick?
It’s a tie between Ohii’s matte liquid lipstick in the color “Hero”, and Kylie Jenner’s “Mary Jo K.”
-How about lipgloss?
I haven’t used a lip gloss in years. I don’t really like the way they make my lips feel sticky.
-What is your favorite blush to use?
I have a blush palette by the brand Beauty Treats that I’ve been loving for months on end!
-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
I never have, but I might consider buying real vintage makeup someday for purely novelty purposes.
-Do you like drugstore makeup?
I like some of it, but only the brands that are cruelty-free. E.l.f is probably my favorite drugstore brand.
-Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets)
I live in quaint ‘ole New England. Do we even have those?
-Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
I did actually look into that when I was younger! I have never actually taken a class, though. A lot of the makeup inspiration I get is from YouTube.
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Oh, I am absolutely clumsy when putting on my makeup. I always get mascara on my eyelids, my fake lashes are always slightly a battle, and I drop products while I’m using them all the time.
-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
When people sleep in their makeup! NEVER sleep in your makeup!
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I tend to wear a lot of neutrals and matte browns on my eyes, but I always leave the house wearing a bright red lip.
-Which celebrity always has great make up?
I don’t pay much attention to patterns in celebrity makeup, but I do actually really like the way the Kardashian-Jenners apply their makeup. I especially enjoy Kylie Jenner, as we tend to do similar eye makeup looks. There are quite a few pinup gals with amazing makeup that I follow on Instagram, so I get a lot of inspiration from them! This includes Samantha Van Wie, Noortje Laan, and Eve Pain.
-If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item,what would you use?
Definitely my eyebrow pomade, and soon you’ll understand why.
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
I could leave the house without foundation or eye makeup, but I absolutely cannot leave the house without at least drawing on some eyebrows. My current natural eyebrow situation is extremely sparse and laughable, because I purposefully shave them off at the tail to reshape them.
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I don’t think I look bad, but I’m also not a supermodel by any means. I think I have a simple, average-looking face, and I’m okay with that.
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
It really is so hard to pick a favorite, but I will say, I really enjoy Bad Habit and Lorac. I feel like both of their eyeshadow palettes are consistently highly pigmented and reasonable for the price, especially Bad Habit. I also love Besame, but they are definitely on the pricier side.
-What do you think of Makeup??
I think makeup is an extremely fun and exciting way to express your personality and enhance your beauty! I definitely consider myself a makeup fanatic, and love everything from buying the products to applying them when I get home. Makeup is art, and makeup is for everybody.
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