Tag: 40 Beauty Questions

13 March 2010

I've seen and read this from other beauty blogger and I thought I'd join the band wagon :)


How many times do you wash your face daily?
Twice sometimes 3x or more - the additional washes depends on the state of my face :)

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I thought I had Combination-oily but nah, I have Dry-Combination :)

What is your current facial wash?
I have 2 :) In the morning I use Neutrogena Clean and Clear and at night I use Philophy's Purity made simple.

Do you exfoliate?
Yes, every other day or when I feel that my skin needs some waking up :)

What brand do you use?
I switch between MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator, St Ive's Apricot Scrub and the new Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Clear - Power Clear Scrub

What moisturizer do you use?
Clinique Dramatically different lotion and Clinique Superdefense

Do you have freckles?
Yes - I do and I try to love 'em

Do you use eye cream?
Clinique All about eyes (i always come back to this) and Kielh's Line smoothing and brightening eye serum

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Yes I do and it's normally hormonal and around the chin and nose area. I hate it :(

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
I tried a sample but it is very harsh :(

What foundation do you use?
NARS Sheer Matte and MUFE HD Foundation

How about concealer?
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer, MAC Studio Finish, MAC Studio Sculpt

Do you know your undertone color?
I would say yellow :)

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love them.

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
Yes but normally chuck them out when they don't live to my expectations anymore.

What brand of mascara do you use?
I like MAC the most and indulging in MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash for now. Maybelline is my drugstore fave :)

Sephora or MAC?
hhhhmm.. we don't have a sephora where I live so I would say MAC.

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Fingers, MAC 239, 217, 222, 209 and kabuki brush

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes - Too Faced Shadow Insurance and MAC painterly paintpot together :)

For the face?
MUFE HD Primer or Revlon Beyond Naturals

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
MAC Satin Taupe

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Eyeliner or Gel liner is the way to go for me :) sometimes I use eyeshadow to line my eyes :)

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
hehehe never :)

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
They look pretty but I could never work them out :(

Do you use mineral makeup?
I love them as long as they are solid and not loose.

What is your favorite lipstick?
I would say MAC Cherish lipstick :)

How about lipgloss?
MAC Cremesheen glass in Partial to Pink :)

What is your favorite blush to use?
Shu Uemura - P Wine (a glowy bright pink)

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
I did when the Australian dollar was strong.

Do you like drugstore makeup?
I love them :)

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
Never been but when I visit US then probably I'll stop by :)

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
I did once but I didn't learn anything new. YouTube makeup gurus are far more talented and cheaper :)

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
When i can't see a thing (ie my contact lense is not properly sitting in my eyes)

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Mismatch foundation colour.. aarrrgh!

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
Depends on the outfit, my mood and the weather. I love bold colours as much as I adore neutral :)

Which celebrity always has great make up?
Jennifer Lopez! I love love love her makeup. When I get married I'll have the JLO look :)

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Blush! :)

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Yes, i've done that before. As in no makeup, bad hair and bad clothes. I needed to go to Kmart stat and i couldn't be bothered slapping some blush let alone foundation :(

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I look OK but I look better with makeup.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
Most of my stuff are from MAC so i would say MAC :)

What do you think of Makeup?
It's the best confidence booster. It's a stress reliever. :) I love it and I will use it as long as I can :)

MsChikee Project: L'Oreal Renewal Lash Serum

12 March 2010

I first heard of this product when I watched Lollipop26's haul video and I was determined to find this product and start a project!

And today with my stars working on my advantage, this is now available in Australia and the best thing is it's on sale at Priceline :)

It says on the back that it takes 4 weeks to see results so expect me to give you a week by week update.

I am sooo excited! If this works well then I dont have to try Lilash or Enormous Lash serum :)

Product Review: SkinMD Natural Shielding Lotion

The lovely marketing team at SkinMD Natural contacted me a few weeks ago and sent me this product to try on.

When I got the email I was stoked because I was in search of a body lotion at that time.

I've been using this for almost 6 weeks now and here are my initial thoughts:

What I like about it:

1. Packaging - well it's standard, easy to open and close and the bottle is "squeezable".

2. Smell - it's very subtle and has that "fresh flower" scent that gives it the "natural" touch to it.

3. Consistency - it's non greasy and easily absorbed on skin.
The first time I used it I was impressed by how light it feels on the skin.

Cons? Well it didn't really help resolve my dry skin issues on my feet but then again my feet are notorious for being dry and flaky due to neglect and I was actually hoping that this lotion will improve its texture but I think my feet is beyond saving.

Final thoughts

It's a great product but I can't say it's my HG lotion. It gives you that baby skin feel but it doesn't entirely relieve your skin from dryness. It works wonders though as hand cream and that's how I've been using it lately.

If you want to try this product, let me know. I might do a contest as SkinMD are keen to sponsor the prize for it.

Have a great day :)

Shadowing It - Lip Experiment #1

04 March 2010

I've seen others do it. I've heard others tried it. My BFF told me to do it.

I hope your minds are off the gutter... i am talking about using an eyeshadow as a lip product and finishing it with a clear gloss!

I've tried it and I love it.

Today's Lip Experiment is Paradisco

I used:

MAC Paradisco eyeshadow - a gorgeous peach with gold infused specks

MAC clear lipglass - i tell you this thing is super sticky which makes it last all day (almost)

I really enjoyed this experiment and totally loving the results and I received 2 compliments. I think this is how MAC Lollipop Loving should look like instead - much prettier.
I think tomorrow I'll try MAC Rice Paper or MAC Cranberry :) I think I've unfolded a new fad for MsChikee :) I'll keep you posted with me lip experiments