Thursday, October 25, 2012

40 Beauty Question Tag

Another Beauty Tag that's been going on for a while is the 40 Beauty Questions Tag. I thought this would be a good one to add considering I am on a purge.


How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice a day. Morning and night. I usually leave exfoliating, masks, etc, for night.

What skin type do you have? (dry, oily, combo)
I definitely have combination skin. My T-zone is extremely oily and my cheeks are normal.

What is your current facial wash?
I am currently on the go with 3 of them at the moment (don't judge!): Clarins' Foaming Cleanser in Cottonseed, Dr. Brandt's Pores No More, and Biotherm's Cleansing Milk for Normal/ Combination skin.

Do you exfoliate?
Yes, I exfoliate 2-3 times per week. If I neglect this I can definitely tell.

What brand do you use?
I've tried a few, my favourite so far is Clarins.

What moisturizer do you use?
Again, I am on the go with 4 at the moment: Shiseido White Lucent Emulsion, Clarins Multi-Active Cream-Gel, Dr. Brandt Pores No More Anti-Aging Lotion, and Clarins Hydra-Matte.

Do you have freckles?

Do you use eye cream?
Yes! Twice a day.

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
At no stretch would I say that I have acne. I am prone to breakouts though. I need to be careful with what I use.

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?


What foundation do you use?
This tag just proves that i have shopping issues: Dior Capture Totale, Mac MatchMaster, Clarins Instant Smooth, Missha BB Cream, and CoverFX Cream.

How about concealer?
I have been using Maybelline Age Rewind and Clarins Instant Light Complexion Perfector under the eyes, and Lancome Effacernes for breakouts.

Do you know your undertone?
I have a yellow or golden undertone.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I think they can look great or look trashy. They need to be done right! I am also waayyy too lazy to apply them daily like some girls.

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes I did. I tend to hold on to them for about 5 months though because I alternate.

What brand of mascara do you use?
I've used quite a few different brands of mascara. My default is usually Lancome though.

Sephora or MAC?
Sephora any day. I don't like being restricted to one brand.

Do you have a MAC Pro-Card?

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes and occasionally sponges.

Do you use make-up base/ primer for the eyes?
I do when it's a dramatic look, otherwise on a daily basis I often neglect it.

For the face?
I'm much more likely to prime by face than my eyes (it hides my pores).

What is your favourite eyeshadow (colour or shade)?
I love Stila's "Sparkle", it's a gorgeous dull gold colour, and I also like Clarins "Desert Blonder" for under the brows.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I prefer pencil.

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
I don't pole myself with eyeliner pencils often, but I do always manage to get my lashes in the way :(

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
They are waayy too messy.

Do you use mineral make-up?

What is your favourite lipstick?
Colour= Pink Vibrations from Elizabeth Arden, Texture: Chanel Rouge Allure.

How about lipgloss?
Colour= LipFusion in Candy, Texture= Clarins Gloss Prodige

What is your favourite blush to use?
Right now my favourite Blush to use is the Physician's Formaul Happy Booster.

Do you buy your make-up on ebay?
The only makeup I buy on ebay is my Missha BB Cream,

Do you like drugstore make-up?
Some of it is okay, but I can usually find a better quality, high-end alternative.

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
I usually go to the L'oreal sale in the Spring.

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Maybe one day.

Are you clumsy in putting on make-up?
That's an understatement.

Name a make-up crime that you hate.
Wearing the wrong colour foundation. Nothing worse than a girl wearing a mask.

Do you like colourful shades of make-up (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I like both. It depends on the occasion and how you use them.

Which celebrity always has great make-up?
JLo, Marilyn Monroe, and Katherine Zeta Jones.

Could you ever leave the house without any make-up on?
I do quite often.

Do you think you look good even without any make-up on?
I look decent but I prefer to do a "natural" look with make-up.

In your opinion, what is the BEST make-up line?
I can't pick just one, I like different things from different lines.

What do you think of make-up?
I think it should enhance the way you look, not hide it.

Do a 40 Beauty Questions Tag of your own and put the link in the comments section below!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fourth Product Completed: KIBIO Soft Foamming Scrub

I have finally finished my fourth product! The product I finished was the KIBIO Soft Foaming Scrub, which I have to say, I couldn't wait to finish. I was not at all pleased with this product. Not only was it hard to get the product out of the jar without that horrible feeling of it going under your nails, it was extremely rough! I disliked the used of the crushed apricots and I felt like it was literally cutting my skin instead of exfoliating it. Towards the end I just started using it on my knees and elbows. Although I like the premise behind the brand (being natural and all), I was not impressed with this product.

So overall, would I purchase this product again? I'm sure you already know that the answer is no. I still have some other exfoliators to finish before I can go out and buy a new one, but it definitely won't be this one.

Have you ever used an exfoliator and hated it?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Third Product Completed: Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Eye Treatment.

Yesterday morning I finished my Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Eye Treatment. This product took me over 6 months to finish! This is a decent eye cream, considering I don't have dry eyes. The package says it is highly moisturizing, but I wouldn't recommend it for anyone looking for a ton of moisture. I noticed it helped quite a bit with my dark circles. It's suppposed to help with both melanin formation and microcirculation. I used less than half a pump for both eyes, and a lot of product came out each time. Would I purchase this product again? Probably not. Not because I didn't like it, but because I have 2 more eye creams at home already; there are a few others I want to try for fine lines as I am starting to notice some; and because I'm pretty sure it's been discontinued.

This eye cream contains multi-luminizing powder with light diffusing properties to instantly bring luminosity to eye areas. It does not look shiny or sparkley, however, it does make you look much more awake. This can be used morning or night. If you have to choose one, I'd say do this during the day as it gives a little bit of instant gratification.

What eye creams have you tried and loved?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Second Product Completed: PurMinerals 4-in-1 Mineral Makeup Foundation with SPF 15

Great news! I finished my second product for project pan! The product I finished was the PurMinerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation with SPF 15. This is something I use if I'm in a hurry and just want a clear complexion. It's great for building coverage, all you have to do if change the brush you use, and you can completely change the coverage you get! I love using this product with a concealer brush for any breakouts. It covers them fantastic. The only problem I have with this product is when I haven't exfoliated in a while. I find when I have a lot of dead skin this product looks very powdery and cakey.

This product is vegan friendly, gluten free, and paraben free. It has vitamin E and organic shea butter, combined with SPF 15 all tied up in one great product. 

I will re-purchased this product again mostly because there really isn't anything too similar to it on the market. I like that it is a pressed mineral powder that I can control the coverage of. There's nothing worse than loose powder flying all over the room. I use the colour Porcelain through-out the year.

What's your favourite foundation?