Wednesday, 10 March 2010

TAG: 40 Questions

I have noticed this tag going round a few blogs, so I thought i'd give it a go!


-How many times do you wash your face daily?

Twice per day, once in the morning and once at night. If i'm really tired I will use a cleansing wipe to take my make up off as soon as i'm home and in for the night.

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)

I have combination skin. My t-zone is extremely oily but my cheeks are getting more and more dry. I think I need to drink more water. 

-What is your current facial wash?

I'm on a 'using it up' kick, so i'm using up all the half empty bottles up. At the moment i'm using Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing facial wash.

-Do you exfoliate?

Yes, I don't have a regular routine that I stick to. But every so often I will.

-What brand do you use?

I have loads that need using up. At the moment i'm using MAC's Volcanic Ash and a Clean & Clear one simultaneously.

-What moisturizer do you use?

At the moment i'm alternating between Lush Enzymion and a Neutrogena one I got on holiday in Atlanta. I don't think it's available in the UK.

-Do you have freckles?


-Do you use eye cream?

Yes, but not regularly. I have a Garnier eye roll-on and a Prescriptives Vitamin C one on the go at the moment.

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

I've never had severe acne but I have frequent breakouts, especially on my chin area. Grrrrrrr!

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?

Yes I have tried it and liked it. I go back to this sometimes when i'm feeling particularly spotty!


-What foundation do you use?

I always have a few on the go but my favourite is MUFE HD foundation in No.115

-How about concealer?

My favourite concealer is a Prescriptives one that I can't get hold of anymore :( I have others on the go too. I like the MUFE Full Coverage concealer and the MAC Studio Finish.

-Do you know your undertone color?

Yes I have Pink undertones.

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I love them, they completely change a look. But i hardly ever wear them, one because I have very long thick natural lashes and two because they are such a faff to use. I always get glue all over the place.

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Yes, but I just ignore that. I toss them when they start to dry up. I have had some mascaras for a year and (touch wood) i've never had a problem.

-What brand of mascara do you use?

I use loads of different mascaras, but my holy grail is Cover Girl Lash Blast. I adore it.

-Sephora or MAC?

I think this is a silly question. They are 2 completely different things. MAC is a brand and Sephora is a shop that sells lots of different kinds of brands. But if they were next door to each other, I would choose to go into Sephora everytime over MAC. Its like Toys R Us for makeup addicts.

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

Yes, I got it at imats.

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?

Brushes, sponges and my fingers!

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?

Absolutly, I couldn't live without Urban Decay Primer Potion! I also always use a MAC Paint Pot over my UDPP.

-For the face?

Yes, my favourite being Benefit's That Gal. I love how it makes my skin feel and also it smells amazing!

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

I have too many to pick one, it would have to be a neutral brown.

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Pencil. I only use liquid eyeshadow when i'm going for a dramatic look.

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?


-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

I love them, unfortunately i'm always rushing to put my makeup on and pigments are just really unpractical when you're in a rush.

-Do you use mineral makeup?

Yes, occasionally.

-What is your favorite lipstick?

MAC's Lightly Ripe that came out with Cult of Cherry. I also love Benefit's Silky Finish in Swoonderful and Good To Go.

-How about lipgloss?

My favourite is probably MAC's Dazzleglass in Miss Fizz or Babysparks.

-What is your favorite blush to use?

Recently it has been my Nars Orgasm or Stila Convertible Colour in Lillium.

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

Never, there are way too many fakes out there.

-Do you like drugstore makeup?

Somethings, but mostly I prefer high end brands.

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)

I have to go to one when i'm on holiday in the States (I love the ones in Vegas and Primm) but i've never been to the UK ones.

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

Yes, I have my eyes on a freelance course in London. But i've not taken the plunge to do it as yet.

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

No, i've many years of practice.

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?

I have people who wear their lipstick outside of their natural lip line. It just looks awful, don't do it!

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

I like both, I wear more neutral looks but I still love to wear bright colours too.

-Which celebrity always has great make up?

I love Hayden Panettiere's makeup, she always looks great.

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?

Mascara (and Eyeliner!)

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

Yes, I do it all the time.

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?

I don't think I look bad, but I always feel better when I have makeup on.

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

For overall quality I would have to say Make Up Forever, but MAC is a very close second.

-What do you think of Makeup?

I love makeup, its an obsessive hobby of mine. But it is not the be all and end all, its not to be taken so seriously. Its something fun that I like to play with. For me it is a form of art and a way to show my creativity. 

Just as a little FYI moment, I have changed my username on Twitter. Incase you're wondering who is popping up in your feed, I am now CharlotteColes.



  1. I love this tag, I've been reading everyone's tonight. It's like the beauty equivalent of being a fly on the wall :)

    Have you deleted your YT account? xx

    Oh, love the new blog by the way. Super cute name! x



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