Wednesday, February 24, 2010

40 Beauty Questions

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I 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!



SKINCARE

-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?
TBS Facial buffer
-What moisturizer do you use?
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer for Combination Skin during the day. Cold Cream at night.
-Do you have freckles?
No.
-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?
No.


MAKE-UP

-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?
Maybelline
-Sephora or MAC?
Sephora hasn’t opened its stores here, and am a MAC virgin
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
Obviously....... Not!
-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?
No
-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?
No. 
-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?
Yes.
-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?
Mascara.
-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

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27 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed reading ur answers :) I am a nyx virgin :p I have read raving reviews on their round lipsticks and jumbo eye pencils.

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  2. This is awesome. I'll do it on my blog. :P

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  3. @Sarah: Thks :D

    Their cream blushes are really amazing! Tht is, if you like cream blushes.. Huge color range and very affordable!

    I am yet to to try the jumbo eye pencil though!

    Why don't u do a similar tag on yr blog! :D

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  4. @Rati: Thks!!

    Looking forward to reading yr responses!!

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  5. Wow ...very interesting...

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  6. Wow...Very Interesting...

    Shweta

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  7. Hey...very nice!!!

    HD

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  8. I enjoy reading these type of posts. Can't wait to do it too :)
    ♥XX♥

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  9. @CZ: I too like such tags! waiting to read yrs :D

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  10. U r god-sent, tanvi! I was scratching my head since morning wondering wat to post on my blog! Now I dont have to!

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  11. @Divs: Glad to be of help :D.. Waiting to read yr tag!

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  12. i just love this! beautiful! maybe we should edit/add a few questions to make this more india-specific. and it just bites me that you've never used mac! when's your birthday? :D

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  13. @Rima: I know! I generally never do tags. I find the questions a lil boring like - wht were u doing an hour ago types...

    But this was different!

    & it is a gr8 idea to make it more Indian :D

    Why don't u Indianise it for yr tag on yr blog :D

    Yea, I've never used MAC - somehow I dunno - its like, its so hyped that it pushes me away and freaks me out :)

    My b'day went by a few days ago - 3rd Jan :D

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  14. if the questions that i think of are worthwhile, i will definitely add them. will work on it tonight.

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  15. i love cream blushes despite the fact i have dry skin. i loved maxfactor cream blush i am defo gonna do these 40 questions :))

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  16. @Sarah: Cream blushes are meant for dry skin as powder tends to settle into dry areas and makes them more obvious - flaky looking.. Besides Cream blushes are specially made using emollient ingredients to sooth dry skin..

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  17. Nice tag Tanveer. Btw, what do you use for the daily exfoliation? Any mild scrub or the normal exfoliating facewash/bath product.

    I would love to do something about my exfoliating my hands and neck for which i am in search of a daily use product.

    thx

    Poornima

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  18. @Poornima: Hey! Thks.. U shd do it too :D

    For daily exfoliation I use The Body Shop Facial Buffer. It is a round pad like the ones we use to apply face powder. I have also reviewed it earlier. You can read up on it here: http://addictedtoblush.blogspot.com/2009/12/body-shop-facial-buffer-review.html

    If you want something very very mild (but obviously this is not as effective as the facial buffer): Himalaya Daily Exfoliation Face wash is good. Read the review here: http://addictedtoblush.blogspot.com/2009/09/himalaya-gentle-exfoliating-daily-face.html

    For the hands & neck: You can use the above two products on hands & neck too. Or else try this home scrub: Mix 1 spoonful honey, 1 spoonful lemon & a spoonful of sugar and apply. This is a very good scrub for the hands. In case you want this to be more moisturizing, add a few drops of coconut oil (parachute will do) :D

    Or even better just add a spoonful of sugar in any good moisturizer and scrub yr hands & neck.

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  19. Thanks for the info Tanveer..

    Yet to try the TBS buffer..ooh and yeah I like the sugar+moisturiser idea :-)

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  20. Very fun!!Ur readers get to know more about u!!

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  21. Thks Poornima :D

    @Simran: Thks :D.. do u wanna do it too :D

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  22. @tanveer hey i loved reading your blog..one particular question that attracted my attention was that u said u had lots of acne. i am 21 years old and it seems i still have raging hormones cuz my acne is still existing and i dunno how to get rid of them and the blemishes that they cause not to forget the depression cuz of it. when all my friends have flawless skin, i am the one looking like a red faced baboon.. could u plz temmi how u got rid of them..??

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  23. Hi

    I just found your blog by chance and think it's really great. I'm Indian too, although I don't live in India, but it's good to read about different products/colours that can be used on Indian skin :)

    One thing that I found weird though about your post is that you exfoliate daily. That's really bad for your skin, it's over-activates your skins natural exfoliation period and causes your skin to become really thick after a prolonged period of time. You should try exfoliating perhaps once or twice a week.
    Also doesn't cold cream clog your pores?? I've always found it too thick to be used as moisturiser. Would have thought it's used more for make up removal??

    Anyway your blog is pretty awesome :)

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  24. @Nishita: Yup, I used to have acne and they would invariably leave marks. But they stopped after I crossed my 24th b'day. The marks took a while, but they did go eventually. I remember using a lot of aloe vera & rose water mixture on them. I also visited a dermatologist who gave me a depigmentation cream to use only on the spots - they went away after 6 mnths of use :) I suggest that you too refer to a dermatologist. They can recommend something to control your acne as well as the marks.

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  25. @Kay: Thanks a lot for visiting and am glad u like the blog :)

    There are some people on either side of exfoliating - some who do it once in a while, and others who believe it should be done daily. I belong to the latter side. I earlier used to exfoliate once a week, but was constantly plagued by blackheads & pimples which would leave marks.. Once I began to exfoliate daily, the pimples stopped and my skin also began to clear up. I don't exfoliate with those rough granular apricot scrubs - the gentle body shop buffer works well for me.

    I really believe that Exfoliation is comparable to exercise; it's better to follow a custom fit, moderate program on a regular basis, than to overdo it, randomly. Daily exfoliation improves the surface appearance and function of the skin. Studies show that exfoliation increases epidermal turnover rate, resulting in a clearer, smoother, more even-toned skin which has greater translucency, than skin which is not exfoliated on a regular basis. But then this is what I have experienced. Daily exfoliation has resulted in skin that looks healthy and glows for me.

    As for cold cream - no it has never broken me out or clogged my pores. I use it in the night and wake up in the morning to very soft, highly moisturised skin.

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