What beauty products are you willing to splurge on?
My answer: foundations and concealers. I have very pale skin, and most drugstore brands just don’t make base products in shades fair enough to match my skintone. I also don’t mind splurging on skincare products with retinoids. Of course, every now and the I’ll treat myself and indulge in an expensive lipsticks or blush too.
Do you like your makeup products scented?
My answer: As much as I love fragrances, I’d rather not have them in products that go on my face. I just don’t think that’s necessary. But as long as the scent isn’t too strong, I can put up with it. I do like scented lip balms, though.
Would you rather give up eyeliner or mascara?
My answer: eyeliner, definitely. I don’t use it for every look, whereas mascara is a must. It makes my lashes longer and thicker and really opens up the eyes.
How do you apply blush?
My answer: if it’s very pigmented, I use a stippling brush (mine is a discontinued one from Studio Tools). Otherwise, I opt for a denser brush, like the blush brush from Ecotools. I just pat the colour on the apples of my cheeks and then blend it out towards the temples.
Do you always wear a base coat with your nail polish?
My answer: yep. I’m always scared nail polishes will stain my nails if I don’t.
Do you worry about the signs of aging?
My answer: although I’m not looking forward to aging, I’m not scared of it. It’s a natural process after all. So, I just use sunscreen and an antioxidant serum with retinol daily, hoping to keep the signs of aging at bay for as long as possible. And when wrinkles appear (actually I already have a few fine lines around my eyes), so be it.
Least pigmented eyeshadow?
My answer: Wet n Wild I-Sparkle Eyeshadow Quad in Utopia contains the least pigmented eyeshadows I have ever tried. I believe it has been discontinued, though. CoverGirl eyeshadows are very sheer too.
What does your 10 minute look consist of?
My answer: sunscreen, foundation, concealer, a wash of cream eyeshadow, mascara, a touch of blush and a moisturizing lipgloss/lipstick.