4 April 2010

42 Beauty Questions

I've seen this on so many blogs recently so I thought i'd give it a go as I know I love reading everyone elses!


1)How many times do you wash your face daily?
I wash my face twice; once in the morning and once at night.

2)What skin type do you have?
I have dry skin but it can sometimes be oily so I would say combination.

3)What is your current facial wash?
I’m using the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish which is fantastic and is working so well for my skin.

4)Do you exfoliate?
Yes although I haven’t been doing it as often as I used to because my dry skin has improved.

5)What brand do you use?
My exfoliator used to be a combination of St Ives and Soap & Glory Flake Away which was really good at removing dry skin although it was quite harsh on my skin. I’m using the Liz Earle Exfoliator at the minute which is quite gentle so it works well with the other products in the range.

6)What moisturiser do you use?
As im reviewing the range, im using the Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser. I absolutely love this moisturiser and will definitely be repurchasing as it has made such a difference to my skin. I will be reviewing it soon and would recommend it to anyone that suffers from dry skin. I was originally using a Garnier Pure A Moisturiser which I liked.

7)Do you have freckles?
I did when I was younger but I only get them in the summer now.

8)Do you use eye cream?
No, i’ve never used an eye cream but I might do when I got older.

9)Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
I don’t think I do – My skin isn't clear and I do get spots but not a lot of them, so I wouldn’t say that it is acne prone.

10)Did you ever have to use Pro-Activ?


11)What foundation do you use?
I don’t like a heavy coverage as my pores get blocked really easily so I tend to stick to Dream Matte Mousse which i’ve been using for years!

12)How about concealer?
I don’t usually use a concealer as I cant find one that works well for me.

13)Do you know your undertone colour?

14)What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I’ve been wanting to try out fake lashes for so long but im always worried that they’ll fall off or that I wont be able to get them off! I don’t think I would wear them regularly but they would great on a night out.

15)Did you know you were supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes. I don’t really stick to the rules though and I change it when it dries up. Sometimes this can be in less than 3 months but I don’t think it makes much difference how long it takes.

16)What brand of mascara do you use?
Rimmel The Max Volume Flash is my HG mascara. I’ve repurchased it 3 or 4 times now as i’ve found that it gives me much bigger thicker lashes.

17)Sephora or Mac?
I’ve never tried Sephora so Mac although I don’t have many of their products.

18)Do you have a Mac Pro card?

19)What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
Mainly brushes and sometimes eyelash curlers.

20)Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
I’ve recently started using Urban Decay Primer Potion which is brilliant as my eyeshadow lasts so much longer! I used to use an old concealer which was good but I prefer UDPP now.

21)For the face?
I don’t normally use a primer for my face as I prefer to use moisturiser and then foundation. I’ve found that primer can make my foundation look cakey and block my pores.

23)Do you use pencil or liquid liner?
Usually pencil but I really like liquid – i just need to improve my skills with it!

24)How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
I don’t think i’ve ever done this!

25)What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I like them as they are really buildable and are easy to blend with. My favourites are the Barry M Dazzle Dusts as you have so much colour choice.

26)Do you use mineral makeup?
I don’t use a lot of mineral makeup but I do like it. My favourite type of mineral makeup is pressed powder.

27)What is your favourite lipstick?
I like nudes and soft pinks like Apple Blossom by Natural Collection.

28)How about lipgloss?
I’ve recently started to love lipgloss. My current favourites are Barry M’s Glossy Tube in No1 and Max Factors new Vibrant Curve Effect in Intuitive.

29)What is your favourite blush to use?
Natural Collection in Pink Cloud.

30)Do you buy your makeup on Ebay?

31)Do you like drugstore makeup?
Yes, I rarely buy high end makeup as you can usually find a drugstore alternative and I hate wasting money!

32)Do you go to CCO's (Cosmetic Company Outlets?)
I haven’t been to any but only because there aren’t any near where I live. I would love to go to some and find some bargains!

33)Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
I would love to do a makeup course and learn a bit more about makeup. One day i'd love to be a qualified makeup artist too.

34)Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
I can be but I usually find time so I don’t have to rush it.

35)Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Orange faces are a big crime although I really hate seeing girls with red stripes on their faces. Blush is meant to look natural!

36)Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick or eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I like colourful shades but I try to stick to neutral shades as they suit me better. I don’t think a bright red lip would suit me either.

37)Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Im not sure but most of them have their own makeup artists so they don’t really deserve the credit for it!

38)If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use?
Mascara – I look so tired without it!

39)Could you leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes but I wouldn’t like it!

40)Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

41)In your opinion what is the BEST makeup line?
There are too many but drugstore ones are always the best. I really love Sleek for eyeshadow, Rimmel for Mascara, Maybelline for Foundation and 17 for Powder.

42)What do you think of makeup?
I love makeup a lot more than I used to – I love blogging about it and I would hate to think what my makeup would be like if I hadn’t discovered blogging! A lot of my friends and family don’t know about my obsession with makeup (or my blog) though so its not really obvious that I love it!

Happy Easter!


  1. great post (:, i look so tired without mascara too!,X

  2. fun question! i wanna try it too. hehe

  3. Great post. Will get around to doing one of these! :) To your Q42, yeah hardly any of my family know about my secret obsession! hehe....I don't think many know about my blog either! Our secret little worlds of obsession!

    Happy Easter to you too!
    Natalie x
    www. beaumakeup.blogspot.com

  4. what happeded to Q 22? Im just doing this now & I thought I had deleted it by accident but when I came back here I saw it was missing!

  5. @Rachel, I didnt realise it was missing, someone before me must have deleted it!

  6. Nice post :)

    Might do this one later. I hate streaky blush too, arghhh.