I've been tagged! Junelle did a fun and interesting questionare and it's all about beauty. Okay so without further adieu, here's my take on this!
1.) Do you remember your first makeup item?
Oh man... I'm afraid not. I do remember applying some lip gloss and eyeliner back in high school but I do not remember the brand or what it is specifically.
2.) Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
A perfect mascara for me is the one that can hold my lashes, define it and the one that won't smudge. The thing is also is that I don't always apply mascara on my everyday routine so I can't really say much if which one worked best on me. I will work on that! :P
3.) What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?I
think I lean towards the medium coverage foundation to cover up my blemishes and imperfections. Looking natural is always the key!
4.) Favorite high end brand?
Oh boy... I really like Urban Decay's eyeshadow palettes, Bobbi Brown's lipsticks, Tarte's mascaras... I need to try more high end brands. >.<
5.) What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t?
Uhm... basically all the brands in Sephora! Makeup Forever, Tarte Cosmetics, Hourglass, Nars... all of it! You name it! Haha!
6.) Favorite drugstore brand?
Normally when I'm in a drugstore, I automatically head to Stila and NYX first. I own 1-2 items but I heard many good things about these brands.
7.) Do you wear fake eyelashes?
No, I don't. It feels heavy on my eyes.
8.) Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?
I can't choose! But one from these three: concealer / lipstick / eyeliner
9.) What is your most cherished beauty product?
I have 3! Ubran Decay Palette 1 and Naked Basics, Bobbi Brown: Brownie Lipstick
10.) How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or get lots of goodies at once?
Maybe once or twice in 3 months? And I pick items here and there.
11.) Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely?
I think I spend freely. Usually I spend around $100+ on makeup and skincare.
12.) Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?
Yes, I do! Who doesn't like to get coupons, rewards, and sale items?! Sometimes you can even get your items in less than $10 because of the reward points you get! This is the reason why I got my own Shoppers card so that I can gain points and get $10-30 off my purchases when I reach certain points!
13.) What type of product do you buy the most of?
Recently... it will be hair products. I need them defining gels to define and hold my curls. Other ones will be BB cremes/cushions and Kbeauty skincare products.
14.) Is there a brand that you absolutely can’t stand?
Hmm, not at the moment.
15.) Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?
I try! But to be honest, it isn't what I look first when buying an item.
16.) Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?
Sephora, SokoGlam, Wishtrend, Jolse
17.) Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
I like trying because there are A LOT of skincare and beauty brands out there but I don't frequently switch to another brand. I like to finish what I have first before trying a new one.
18.) Favorite bath and body brand?
- I don't have any specific brand. Anything that works.
19.) If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?
- I want to try NARS or Makeup Forever so let's go for that.
20.) What brand do you think has the best packaging?
Korean Beauty & Skincare! Designs are always very creative, fun, modern and very nicely packaged. To name a few: Too Cool For School, Innisfree, Klairs, CosRx, Skinfood
Western Brands: Urban Decay/Tarte... I really like those metallic colors on packaging too... I find it very eye-catching and sleek!
21.) Which celebrity always has great makeup?
- I don't follow a lot of celebrities so I don't know.
22.) Do you belong to any online makeup communities?
- No, I don't.
24.) Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
I do! When traveling, multi-functional products are the key for lighter bag! I've been using Urban Decay's Naked Basics eyeshadow palette for my eyebrows! I really like the shade Faint and Naked 2 for filling up my brows.
25.) Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Clumsy in what way? If not applying the "right" way is clumsy then I guess yes because I don't really apply my makeup the way makeup artists or other make up enthusiast do. Lately, I've been really into using my fingers to blend foundation, concealer, blush, and eyeshadows! I think as long as you feel good with the results then that's all it matters! ;)
26.) Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
Sometimes when I feel like it. Currently I am using Urban Decay's eye primer!
27.) How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
I usually 3-4 products for my hair. Shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioning mask (once a week) and a curl defining gel.
28.) What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
Foundation first then concealer
29.) Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
It crosses my mind once in a while as I think it'll be a good opportunity to educate ourselves about make up and the proper ways to use it.
30.) What do you love about makeup?
What I love about is that it allows you to enhance the areas you want to enhance. It also allows you to have fun and be a little more creative. I'm not all about the price or how high-end the brand is... for me, as long as it works and you feel great with it, go for it! Flaunt it! :)
PHEW! That was a lot! I need to check out more brands... what is your favorite skincare and beauty products?