Image by Oberazzi via FlickrI got tagged for this by the lovely Ashwini who writes the blog Clearly Beautiful.
I loved reading her post and had a great time answering these questions myself. Hope you enjoy reading them too!
-How many times do you wash your face daily?
Once – I just wash it once in the morning. But I deep clean at night using cold cream.
-What skin type do you have? (Dry, oily, combo)
Combination... Oily in T zone, and dry skin everywhere else
-What is your current facial wash?
Himalaya Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash - does the job decently enough without drying out my skin
-Do you exfoliate?
Yea, everyday. Both Body and Face.
-What brand do you use?
-What moisturizer do you use?
-Do you have freckles?
-Do you use eye cream?
Generally no. But I have just begun using Blossom Kocher’s Almond under eye cream
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Yes I did. Lots of acne, & I am also blemish prone. Took me months to get rid of the blemishes
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
-What foundation do you use?
Ponds Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 in Sheer Ivory mixed with Revlon Skinlights Illuminating Lotion
-How about concealer?
Nope. As luck would have it, I don’t need it at all. However I am planning to get one small tube of something good for some special occasions, when I want to look flawless
-Do you know your undertone color?
I have yellow undertones to the skin, but also a lot of pink as well.
-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I think they’re great! But I don’t use them. Prefer mascaras to do the dirty job.
-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes, I do. But I don’t. I keep it till it starts to clump – which is like 5-6 months down the line.
-What brand of mascara do you use?
-Sephora or MAC?
Sephora hasn’t opened its stores here, and am a MAC virgin
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
-What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
An eye shadow applicator brush, a thin eyeliner brush, blush and loose powder brush. For my cream blushes and tinted moisturizer I prefer my finger
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
-For the face?
No. Unless using a moisturizer counts.
-What is your favorite eye shadow (color or shade)?
Love all Browns, Taupes, and Aubergines. They make my green eyes appear greener
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Pencil 99% of the time, Liquid 1% of the time
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Ouch! This has never happened to me! Thank Goodness!
-What do you think of pigment eye shadows?
They look so damn lovely and shimmery. I like them but dunno what to do with them. By day I am a HR Manager and need to look professional and spend most of my free time lounging in malls, coffee shops and theatres.
-Do you use mineral makeup?
-What is your favorite lipstick?
Don’t have one. Still looking for it.
-How about lip-gloss?
Jordana Incolor Juicy Lip Tints in Berry Wine
-What is your favorite blush to use?
NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Natural and Jordana Powder Blush in Sandalwood are tied for top spot.
-Do you buy your makeup on eBay?
No. Have wanted to get Urban Decay Eyeliners but never manage to check-out with my purchase due to apprehension
-Do you like drugstore makeup?
-Do you go to CCO's? (Cosmetic company outlets)
Except for MAC, there are none here. Inglot is opening close to my place soon though (maybe someone tipped them about me :D)
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I did do a course like 4 years ago. Maybe I'll do a more professional one now.
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
No. I have a very steady hand. :D
-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Toss up between women with dark circles who wear black eyeliner/kajal without concealing and lip liner that is not blended in with lipstick (after some time the lipstick disappears and all that is left is the line!)
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick, eye shadow) or neutral ones?
Both. I love color and neutral for both lips and eyes and cheeks.
-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Katrina Kaif - I love her soft, soft makeup looks. Even her smokey eyes are soft with browns and grays. No harsh lines or colors ever on this girl.
Ashwariya Rai – sometimes she looks like a hot mess, but about 90% of the time she turns out well. I loved her makeup in that movie she did with Vivek Oberoi (lovely aubergines to bring out her blue-green eyes) and Umrao Jaan also
Kate Winslet- I love the blushes she uses to bring out her English Rose complexion
And finally Kareena Kapoor – for experimenting wildly with her look. Bright Red lips in Chameli, Simple clean look in Jab we Met, lovely colored eyeliners in Kambhatak Ishq, geeky makeup in 3 Idiots. I could go on and on…
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Sure. A lot of times when I get really, really late to office I just grab my mascara and run.
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Yes, a lot of times I feel I actually look better without anything on. Only my eyes seem really sleepy
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
Amongst Indian brands – Colorbar. Excellent eyeliners, glosses and blushes. I don’t like their measly eye shadow collection though
Internationally, NYX – The poor person’s MAC. They have lovely eye shadows and blushes that are straight dupes of MAC for like 1/3rd and 1/4th the price!
-What do you think of Makeup??
I just love make-up and the fact that I can play around with it. It seems to indulge the kid in me. Besides I love the fact that I can look different everyday with a little makeup here and there, and it is not permanent. It all comes off.
I tag all my fellow bloggers to do this post and those of you don’t have a blog can post it in the comments :D