Do you contour your face regularly?
My answer: I used to, when I first learned this technique. Now, I’m too lazy to do it every day, so I reserve it for special occasions or for looks that need that sculpted appearance.
My answer: I love the Gosh Flat Eyeshadow Brush. It has soft bristles that pick up quite a lot of product and apply it well on the lid, but if you’re in a rush, you can use it to blend eyeshadows in the crease as well. But my all time favourite eyeshadow brush is the MAC 217. It’s just so versatile. Its job is to blend colours in the crease, but you can also use it to apply a sheer wash of colour to the lid, to highlight the browbone and even to apply concealer!
My answer: at the moment, YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation. It has sheer coverage that’s enough to even out the skintone and hide small imperfection, and a beautiful luminous finish.
My answer: in the eyeshadow department, definitely Sleek Makeup. I have so many of their palettes (and still crave more)! As for the rest, it’s a good mix of drugstore, high-end and indie brands. I like to try new products and brands all the time, so there’s not really one that dominates over the others.
My answer: mmm, I usually stop using a brand when they do something really bad, like reacting too harshly to a negative review (no need for that, unless the blogger is being unnecessarily nasty) or threatening bloggers with legal action for recreating a manicure they were in the process of copyrighting (even though they hadn’t invented it! – and I’m talking about Ciatè btw). But I won’t stop using a brand just because one or two of their products didn’t work for me. After all, every line has a few duds, and not everything works for everyone anyway.
My answer: less than 10 minutes. I cleanse my face with Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, then apply a serum chockfull of antioxidants, such as Paula’s Choice Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum. Because neither the serum nor my sunscreen are that moisturizing, I then apply Olay Total Effects Day Cream SPF 15, followed by Sunumbra Sunkids SPF 40.