Thursday, 24 July 2014

40 Beauty Questions Tag

Hello Lovelies, I hope you're all well ! So today I'm back with a beauty question tag, though it's not specifically reviewing a product or continuously raving about how much I love it, I really enjoy doing these sorts of question tags and I hope you guys enjoy reading them ! :)

I was tagged by the incredibly gorgeous Shayley from Shayley Patricia. I definitely recommend going and checking out her blog and even giving it a follow :)


Q1. What foundation do you use?
Foundation had got to be one make-up product that I am the most obsessed about. The 2 foundations I turn to the most are definitely the Maybelline SuperStay and L'Oreal True Match, but if I'm after a foundation with less coverage I love the Bourjois Healthy Mix, plus it smells so yummy !

Q2. How about concealer?
Right now for concealer, I'm loving the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. Another great one is the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer with the sponge applicator, perfect for highlighting under the eye.

Q3. Do you know your undertone colour?
Yes, I do ! My natural undertone is pink/neutral , but more often than not, I have fake tan on, which cancels out my undertone and makes it appear more yellow

Q4. What do you think of fake eyelashes?
Absolutely love them ! I love the fact that they just add a finishing touch to any eye make-up look and gives eyes that extra bit of oomph !

Q5. Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, I did. Most make-up products will have a little symbol on the back with the number of months you're meant to keep the product.... I can't say I always always listen to them though :s

Q6. What brand of mascara do you use?
Though I constantly venture out and try different mascaras, I always find myself going back to the Essence "Get BIG! Lashes, Volume Boost" Mascara. It's one of those mascaras, that no matter what day I use it, my lashes turn out looking gorgeous, plus it's only $4.10 from Priceline !

Q7. Sephora or MAC?
Seeing as though we don't currently have a Sephora in Australia - Which is going to change, very soon ! - and the fact that the Sephora website doesn't ship to Australia, I'd definitely have to go with MAC. The only downside to MAC in Australia, is that it's basically double the price, compared to America :(

Q8. Do you have a MAC Pro card?
Sadly no, but if I did, I don't think my bank account would appreciate it !

Q9. What tools do you use in makeup application?
Without fail, I always use my Real Techniques by Sam and Nic Chapman brushes. So are such good quality and so affordable as well !

Q10. Do you use a makeup base/ primer for the eyes?
I don't use a specific primer for my eye lids, I'll usually just go over them with some concealer to cover any darkness, or veins and then set that with some translucent powder. I do also love using the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in "Milk" to make my eye shadows more vibrant.

Q11. For the face?
Nope... As Napoleon Perdis says "It's a crime, not to prime" and there are plenty of others who would tell you the same, but I just find I don't really see a difference when I prime my face. Maybe one day I'll find my holy grail face primer, but so far, I'm just happy with moisturising then applying my foundation :)

Q12. What is your favourite eyeshadow colour or shade?
GOLD ! I know that no matter what eye shadow look I'm going for, that it will always turn out nice if I use gold toned eye shadows. It also brings out and intensifies my blue eyes.

Q13. Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
It all depends on what look I'm going for. If I'm doing a winged liner I will always go with liquid - or gel - eyeliner, but if I'm using it to smudge on my lower lash line or to fill in my water line, then I will use a pencil eyeliner.

Q14. How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Not very often, thank-god ! I think I've learnt how to apply my eyeliner, without accidentally poking my eye. Hopefully I have jinxed myself now !

Q15. What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
L-O-V-E them ! I have a stack of Barry M and Models Own ones, which are amazing. They allow you to create anything from a super natural eye look, to a gorgeous smokey eye

Q16. Do you use mineral makeup?
I have in the past, but not currently. It's not that I have anything against it, it's more just habit, that I turn to regular make-up.

Q17. What is your favourite lipstick?
My favourite lipstick changes quite often, but for a bold lip, I'm loving the Napoleon Perdis Mattetastic Lipstick in "Veronica" and for a nude lip, the Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in "03"

Q18. How about lipgloss?
For lipgloss, I don't really have a favourite, as I'm always changing it up, but some that I like are the Revlon Color Burst Lipgloss, Rimmel Vinyl Max Lipgloss and L'Oreal Glam Shine Lipgloss .

Q19. What is your favourite blush to use?
Two of my favourite blushes, that have been featured in my YouTube videos are the Models Prefer Mystique Soft Touch Blush in Charisma and the E.L.F Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky.  

Q20. Do you buy your makeup on eBay?
I have bought some cheap eye shadows palettes off eBay, just to add to my collection and have some variety, but other than that, I'm a little hesitant as some eBay shops will often sell fake products, but charge you the real price

Q21. Do you like drugstore makeup?
Love it ! As I live basically 2 minutes from a Priceline store, I'm often there a couple of times a week, but having a look at different products and picking up some new things that I need. I know there are some people who think that "Drugstore" make-up means bad quality or that you're being "cheap" if you buy that make-up, but I've found that brands such as Maybelline, L'Oreal, Rimmel, etc work so well with my skin and I'd much rather buy multiple drugstore products, than 1 or 2 high end, but be spending the same amount of money.

Q22. Do you go to CCO's (Cosmetic Company Outlets)?
Not really, I have been to a couple, but often find that because the products are being discontinued or the packaging changed, etc, the colours that you find aren't always the ones you want, so it can be quite hit and miss.

Q23. Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
I've definitely considered taking make-up classes and would love to do glamour make-up, as I think that kind of make-up is just gorgeous !

Q24. Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I'd like to say, no haha, I think the fact that make-up is a huge part of my life, just in day to day life with doing my own, and others make-up, as well as with my blog and youtube, I've learnt many skills when it comes to make-up and applying it.

Q25. Name a makeup crime that you hate?
MAKE-UP SHAMING ! 110% ! I get that not everyone likes the same products, colours, way of applying make-up, etc, but at the end of the day, it's your face and not theirs. If putting on your foundation with your fingers works for you or wearing bright green eyeshadow makes you happy, then go for it ! No one has the right to make you feel bad about your make-up

Q26. Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I'd have to say I like both, it just really depends on what look I'm going for and how I'm feeling on the day. Normally I'll for neutral tones for day looks, but will definitely experiment with colour on a night out, as it's easier to get away with for a night time look.

Q27. Which celebrity always has great makeup?
I know she's not everyone's cup of tea and that many people don't like her and her family, but I'd definitely have to say Kim Kardashian. Since day 1, I have been obsessed with her make-up, whether she's wearing her incredibly contoured and highlighted look with smokey eyes or her more natural glowy everyday make-up

Q28. If you had to leave the house wearing only one makeup item, what would you choose?
I would definitely have to choose mascara. It can make such a difference, but just making your eyes look larger and more awake, even without no other make-up

Q29. Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes ! I used to be quite insecure about leaving the house without make-up on, but now I've come to realise that it's not really a big deal. Especially if it's little things such as going to the supermarket or meeting a friend for coffee, I don't really see the point of wearing make-up, I'm not there to try and impress someone so there's no reason to look flawless and perfected. Don't get me wrong, there are times when I will put on make-up to meet a friend, but I no longer feel as though it's a necessity.

Q30. Do you think you look good without makeup on?
I think now that I'm older, I've come to love myself a lot more than I did when I was younger and be more accepting of the way I look without make-up on. I wouldn't say I'm 100% happy with the way I look without make-up on - I don't think there are too many people who think they do either - but I've come to learn that I don't always need to be wearing make-up to be beautiful :)

Q31. In your opinion, what is the best makeup line?
I'd probably have to say overall, would be Rimmel. There are just so many products from their brand that work for me and I love the fact that even though it's a cheaper make-up brand, that doesn't mean that you're missing out on quality.

Q32. What do you think of makeup?
I think make-up is incredible. I love that it can just help enhance you natural beauty or it can completely change the shape or size of a face feature that you may not like. I think make-up can just be so much fun and experiment with and it's just another way that someone can express their own style and individuality.


Q33. How many times do you wash your face daily?
I wish I could say twice a day, but I get kind of lazy. I will wash my wash with water and a facial wash at night time and then just freshen up my skin in the mornings with some toner, to remove any oil that's built up over night.

Q34. What skin type do you have?
I'd definitely say the past couple of years my skin type has definitely changed, I used to be quite a bit more oily, but now I'd say I have combination skin. I still get oily through the T-Zone, but my cheeks are definitely normal, they don't really get oily or dry, just somewhere in between haha

Q35. What is your current facial wash?
The face wash I'm currently using  - even though it's kind of more of an exfoliating one - is the St. Ives Natural Clear Green Tea Scrub. It does contain tiny exfoliating beads, which just removes any built up dirt and make-up from the day, as well as cleaning out your pores really well. Even though it's an exfoliator, I find my skin is fine with using it daily and doesn't react badly to it. Plus the scent is incredible !

Q36. Do you exfoliate?
Yes, I do. I love the feeling of freshly exfoliated skin and knowing that you've just removed the dead skin cells and built up dirt - yuck !

Q37. What brand do you use?
On my face I use the St. Ives Facial Blemish Control Scrub. It contains tiny chunks of apricot seeds, which exfoliate the skin, as well as containing 2% salicylic acid, to help prevent breakouts and also dry any up, that you may have. For my body I use the Woolworths exfoliating coconut body wash. I have a skin condition, so I need something that exfoliates the skin really well and isn't packed full of parabens and nasty things that will make my skin react, and this body scrub works perfectly !

Q38. What moisturiser do you use?
I'm currently trying out the NAT Skincare Restore Moisture Cream, which was sent to me. So far, I'm absolutely loving it ! It's not heavy on the skin, but still feels like it's adding a lot of moisture.

Q39. Do you have freckles?
Yes, I do. I have them across my forehead and the bridge of my nose, and also some on the rest of my body. They used to be far more noticeable when I was younger, but they've slightly faded a bit. I'm one of those people that absolutely loves freckles, so I really miss mine :( 

Q40. Do you use eye cream?
No, but I probably should. I usually just add a little more serum and moisturiser around my eye area.... I don't know if it makes a difference, but it just make me feel less bad about not using an eye cream haha

Q41. Do you or did you ever have acne prone skin?
Thank-god, no and never. When I did start breaking out during puberty, I used to think I had the worst skin ever and even went on anti-biotics for my skin to help clear it up. Looking back now, my skin wasn't bad at all, it was more just hormonal breakouts around my chin and that's basically it. I am so so grateful, that I've never had acne prone skin and hopefully never will !

Q42. Have you ever had to use Proactiv?
Yes, I have ! One of my sisters bought the cleanser,toner and moisturiser pack, years and years ago, basically when it had first came out and wasn't really enjoying it, so offered me the products to use. I can't even begin to describe how much they use to sting my skin ! I think I only ever ended up using them 2-3 times, and gave up because they would hurt so much. I don't know if the formula has changed now or maybe their products just don't agree with my skin, but I'm happy with my skincare regime at the moment and wouldn't want to waste my money on something that may still not work for me.

I hope you all enjoyed this post, if you have a Blog/YouTube/etc, then I tag you to do this as well !
Also let me know if there are any sorts of blog posts you'd like to see or for me to do

I also put up a new video, which I will link below, if you haven't checked it out :)

Get Ready With Me: Mid-Winter Vampy Look

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and I will see you all next tuesday !

Veroniieecar :) xx


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