Beauty Tag – 20 Questions 

So this looks fun! 

Do you remember your first makeup item?
Just like the OP I got this from, the first thing I can remember is the Bonne Bell Lip Smackers.  In the 70s-80s, before I was allowed to wear makeup, this was the next best thing, and they smelled and tasted great. They still make these, but the ones I had back then were mega jumbo huge sized and came on a chain you could wear around your neck – whaaaaaat.  I was the coolest girl in elementary school!

Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
Length, volume, separates, washes off easy.  Clump Crusher comes close, but I may never find my unicorn.

What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?
Medium coverage satin-matte.  need it to cover flaws, but still be skin-like and control oil in the t-zone.

Favorite high-end brand?
Since I consider MAC mid-range (though not if they keep jacking their prices, I’m going to say Urban Decay). 


What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t? 
Lots of indie brands like Jefree Star, Melt, etc

Favorite drugstore brand?
L’Oreal 

Do you wear fake eyelashes? 
My real eyelashes are pretty great, so I don’t bother unless I’m going out clubbing or something and want to get crazy. 

Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?
Absolutely nothing!  I go out without makeup all the time.  I don’t feel like I have to wear it, I wear it because I want to!  The only thing that is mandatory for going out is sunscreen! 

What is your most cherished beauty product?
My Guerlain Meteorites in Clair in the gorgeous metal tin.  

How often do you shop for makeup?
My kit is so complete that I usually only shop when I’m out of a staple or something really unique catches my eye.  So not as often as most bloggers! 

Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely?
LOL, spend freely?  No. 

What type of product do you buy the most of?

Eyeshadows and lipsticks

Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates? 
I avoid sulfates in my shampoo and fragrance in my makeup. 

Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?
Any place that sells makeup is a favorite.  Oh my, that says a lot about me…

Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
I try to keep a routine!  My skin is sensitive so I marvel at people who try new skincare all the time! 

Favorite bath and body brand? 
Aveeno (see above! Sensitive!) 

Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
Nope.  I prefer separate, targeted products as they usually work better – the exception is Benetint, which everyone should have around for natural days! 

Are you clumsy in putting makeup?

Let’s just say I had to wear an eye patch once and everyone should treat the Tweezerman metal eyelash comb with the respect it deserves. 

Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
I have!  I worked in retail cosmetics for over 10 years!

What do you love about makeup?
Makeup is yet another art medium and it’s fun to have your body as a canvas to express who you are.  

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