Since I can't film (silly eyeballs) I'll do this tag on here. I can't wear makeup until mid week and I have to wear sunglasses inside right now due to light sensitivity... so I will spare you all a video of me looking like Posh Spice. -----> Not posh but you get the idea.
BTW, my eyes are doing great :) Thank you for all the get well soon and good luck comments - you guys are the best!
On to the tag:
How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice, although sometimes I am lazier in the mornings (not a morning person!) and I just want to use a cleansing wipe and then tone and moisturize. At night through I always go full out – gotta get all that makeup off!!
What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
Dry and sensitive
What is your current facial wash?
Laura Mercier Purifying Oil Light
Do you exfoliate?
Yes, I have to get all that dead skin off! I don’t do it as much in the winter though because I don’t want to irritate my skin. I love my Clarisonic for exfoliating.
What brand do you use?
I have a chanel exfoliator that I love, and I also have one by clean and clear that is really nice.
What moisturizer do you use?
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin day crème
Do you have freckles?
Yes, many of them! I have a very love/hate relationship with them.
Do you use eye cream?
Yes, every night. I think they are really important. I use Laura Mercier’s Flawless Skin Eye Crème at night and the Flawless skin eye serum in the morning.
Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I don’t currently, but when I was younger I did. I went on Accutane 6 years ago and that took care of it. I have a video on Accutane here.
Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Yes, before accutane and I hated it. It’s very harsh and didn’t do much for my acne either.
What foundation do you use?
Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer and Moisturizing Foundation mixed.
How about concealer?
Laura Mercier secret concealer for under my eyes and Mac’s concealer (the one in the pot) for any acne.
Do you know your undertone color?
I am a true neutral. I would be considered a cool, with pink undertones as opposed to yellow undertones (or NW in Mac since they do it opposite) but I am really in the middle. I have beige pink undertones.
What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love them! I would love to have permanent eyelash extensions, and I think it is something I will dabble in once my eyes are completely healed from my LASIK.
Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Of course! You don’t want eye infections! Throw it out and buy a new one.
What brand of mascara do you use?
I love so many! Currently I am using up my MUFE Smokey Lash (my second tube – love it!) and my Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes. Both of these are great!
Sephora or MAC?
That’s a hard one… MAC is great for lip/eye/blush colors but Sephora is better for body and skincare stuff – it’s a tie!
Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes mainly, but also cotton balls, cotton swabs, sponges, and Kleenex.
Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Always – either Urban Decay Primer Potion or a Mac paint pot. I can always tell if I have forgotten to put it on, I think it is really important! It makes your color last longer and be a bit brighter – and no creasing!
For the face?
Nope, I am currently on the hunt for a good primer, which you can read about here.
What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I have so many favorites. I love Mac all that glitters, satin taupe, mulch, woodwinked, brule, and mutiny. I also love Stila’s Kitten – such a shimmery gorgeous pink.
Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Pencil 90% of the time, gel the other 10%. Liquid is very rare; I find it hard to use.
How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Rarely lol! I am pretty careful Sometimes your hand just slips though!
What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I like them, however I reach for them less because they are much messier and harder to work with. There are certain colors I wish came in pan form, like mutiny and tan pigment. I have pressed a few but they are still harder to work with than a regular pan shadow. I have a video on pigment pressing here.
Do you use mineral makeup?
Nope – I’m not a big fan to be quite honest. Bare minerals broke me out horribly, so I have stayed away since then. I also don’t find the coverage that great, I would prefer sticking to my liquid foundation.
What is your favorite lipstick?
I have a few but I adore Mac’s Angel and Crème d’nude. Both are really pretty, soft colors.
How about lipgloss?
Mac’s underage, little vi, and springbean.
What is your favorite blush to use?
Again, I have a lot that I enjoy. I like Nars Orgasm, Mac Well Dressed and Mac Dainty.
Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
Nope, but I have sold some makeup before. Not on ebay, but on here.
Do you like drugstore makeup?
Sometimes, it depends on the product. I am not a beauty “snob” who believes that high end is always better but most of the time you get what you pay for with beauty products. I find a lot of great mascaras at drugstores though, and I love the L’oreal hip line (like the jelly balms!). Finding a really great product at a drugstore is always very exciting.
Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
Yeah! I love them! You can find cheap MAC, and usually you can find some really cool discontinued products. I wish more of these little CCO’s existed!
Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes, but I have never gotten around to it. I would love to take a few PRO classes at mac!
Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Lol, sometimes in the morning before class… I am NOT a morning person!
Name a makeup crime that you hate?
There are so many, lol! Overplucked brows, overlined lipliner, too much bronzer, etc.
Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Both, for different moods. For everyday wear, neutrals. My everyday look is nude glossy lips with slightly heavier, but still nude eyes with black liner. Soft, but put together.
Which celebrity always has great make up?
I love Blake Lively’s beachy, bronzed look. I also really love Kim Kardashian’s makeup – many people think it is too heavy, but I love it! It’s all about nude glossy lips and heavy eyes, which is what I like to do as well.
If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use? Mascara maybe, or tinted moisturizer. One of those!
Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
I do sometimes, I did this morning to go get lunch for the family. I am not a slave to makeup, but I do love it and so I enjoy playing with it in the mornings.
Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Yes, but like most women I prefer myself with a little color on!
In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
That’s hard… I guess Mac for colored stuff and brushes, but I don’t really enjoy their skincare or foundation products.
What do you think of Makeup??
I love it! It’s fun – it’s expression and art in a way.