Sometimes, I can't resist a good makeup tag! Read on for my favorite things!
Do you remember your first makeup item?
It was probably something horrific. I'm having flashbacks of hair and body glitter.
Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
I love a good thickening mascara. I like my lashes to be really black. I use MAC Haute and Naughty right now and have been for a few years now. I'm open to trying a new one now - maybe i'm missing out on a great mascara by sticking to the same one!
Haute and Naughty in action!
What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?
I don't wear foundation. I'm addicted to my Dr. Jart BB Cream and wear that daily. It's perfect for my needs - it moisturizes, color corrects, has a high SPF and gives me just enough coverage. I definitely credit it to improving my skin (I've been using it for about 2 years now religiously).
There are lots of versions of this now, but I love the original!
Favorite high end brand?
Where do I even begin? I have a few favorites - Laura Mercier is my current makeup obsession. I love Estee Lauder, Origins and La Mer skincare.
Paint Wash liquid lip color. I can't count how many shades of this I have - it's that good.
Miracle worker serum. It does it all.
It's been around for years and it's even more popular than before.
A splurge for sure, but one that's worth it. You only get one face, afterall!
What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?
Any new innovations from Korea. The products are really neat, and are unlike anything we have here in the states. It's also really hard for me to resist cute packaging! I can't think of one single beauty brand in America that I haven't gotten my hands on yet, even if it's just one product from the brand!
Favorite drugstore brand?
I'm not really particular when it comes to drugstores brands. I like to try different things from different brands. If I read on a blog or in a magazine about a certain lipstick, I'll get my ass to CVS and pick it up.
Do you wear fake eyelashes?
On special occasions, yes. I love the drama of it.
Is there any kind of makeup you can't leave the house without?
My BB cream, but only because it has SPF. I'm a freak about taking care of my face. The second thing would be mascara. I think people look tired and undone without mascara.
What is your most cherished beauty product?
Probably Kat von D's Tattoo Liner. It's absolutely the best eyeliner I've ever used and I replenish it every time it runs out.
How often do you shop for makeup?
It's sporadic. If I read about something I want, I'll run to the store after work. But then I might not buy something for weeks. I've learned not to buy things for the sake of gaining more makeup. It's definitely quality over quantity! Read reviews before you buy something. It's worth doing a little research on your end to see if it's worth your while.
Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely?
I don't have a dollar amount that I stick to, but I watch what I buy. Like I said before, I really research and think it through before purchasing something.
What type of product do you buy the most of?
Lip products and face masks. I can't get enough of either.
Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?
Doesn't bother me, no.
Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?
I love Sephora, CVS, and online. One of my favorite new online boutiques for Korean skincare is http://www.beauteque.com.
My latest haul from Beauteque!
Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
Um I try everything. I love switching up my eye creams, serums, moisturizers and face masks. Your skincare routine is specific to YOU - what works for your best friend might not work for you. So experimenting and trying new combinations of products to strike that balance is important. I also am an organization freak and have a skincare spreadsheet. Not kidding. I try to work in exfoliating a few times a week, a mask a few times a week and using a retinoid once per week to prevent aging - all detailed on the spreadsheet. Yes, you can laugh!
Favorite bath and body brand?
For body, I really love Jo Malone fragrances. For moisturizer, I use Vaseline Spray and Go lotion every morning. It's quick, dries fast and makes my legs really shiny. For bath, does my Clarisonic count? I use it every day and it's wonderful. Not sure what I did before it was invented!
Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
Not so much. Maybe for the beach or something but i'm not big on multi-taskers.
Are you clumsy in putting makeup?
Uh yeah you could see that. Have you ever seen this meme? That's me.
Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
I haven't, but I love reading blogs with step-by-step directions or watching You Tube videos for a smoky eye or how to line your lips perfectly (my newest challenge).
What do you love about makeup?
I love colors, being creative and feeling good about myself.
Thanks for reading!