Tag…You’re it! 40 Beauty Questions

A few people suggested I start doing youtube videos. But I’m way too shy at the moment…maybe one day, you never know 😛 

On that note, I do have a few favorite youtubers. Scandalousbeauty is one of them… she did a 40 beauty question tag recently. I thought it was a great idea, so I would like to share my answers to those questions. 


-How many times do you wash your face daily? Twice

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

-What is your current facial wash? Mary Kay 3 in 1 cleanser for combination/ oily skin

-Do you exfoliate? Yes, daily with the cleanser above

-What brand do you use? Ditto

-What moisturizer do you use? I have been going back and forth between Juice Beauty oil free moisturizer and Kiehl’s Sodium PCA Oil-Free Moisturizer

-Do you have freckles? Nope

-Do you use eye cream? Yes, Kiehl’s Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate. It’s never too early to get your eye game on point. Prevention is Key! lol

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin? I do not have acne prone skin.

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? Yes in 2002. It was very drying, so I didn’t use it for long.



-What foundation do you use? I don’t wear foundation on a daily basis. But when I do, I use Graftobian High-Definition Creme Foundation (in Deep Xante) or Black Opal Cream Stick Foundation (in Truly Topaz)

-How about concealer? MAC Studio fix concealer

-Do you know your undertone color? Yellow

-What do you think of fake eyelashes? I love them, but personally I only wear them once in a blue moon

-Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months? Yep! I try my best to follow that rule

-What brand of mascara do you use? Cover girl, MAC or L’Oreal

-Sephora or MAC? Sephora and Ulta… I like Ulta because they have coupons. The only issue with Ulta, is they don’t carry some of the brands I like, i.e NARS and Makeup Forever

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card? Yep!!

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application? I use a whole range of brushes to apply makeup

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? Yep…on my eyes, I use Urban decay primer potion, MAC Paints and paintpots and NYX jumbo pencils. Just depends on the look I am going for and how I feel

 -For the face? Yep! I use Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? As of today, some of my favorite colors are Urban Decay- Last Call, MAC Amber lights and Sketch… but these change on a daily basis

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?  Liquid eyeliner for my upper lids… Urban decay liner. See HERE. For my waterline and tightline, I like pencil eyeliners.

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Almost never

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE pigments…you can use them for soo much…. See HERE

-Do you use mineral makeup? Yep

-What is your favorite lipstick? I don’t have a favorite lipstick. Too many to pick from

-How about lipgloss? I love lipgloss, I can’t pick just one. See HERE

-What is your favorite blush to use? MAC Notable and Razin

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay? I bought a few things in the past, but I don’t anymore

-Do you like drugstore makeup? Yep… My favorite Drugstore makeup is L’Oreal HIP

-Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets) Yes, I do, but not often, because I don’t have one close to where I live

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? I have taken many makeup classes and will continue to educate myself in the art of makeup

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? I don’t think I am

-Name a makeup crime that you hate? Burgundy Eyebrows and Black lipliner with light-colored lipstick

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? I like all shades of makeup…it just depends on my mood and the occasion

-Which celebrity always has great make up? Jennifer Hudson, IMAN and Kim Kardashian

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

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

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? Yes! I look beautiful without makeup, but I look beautiFULLER with Makeup, lol

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? I don’t have a favorite makeup line. I think different makeup lines have different STANDOUT products

-What do you think of Makeup?? Makeup is a big part of my life. It is one of my true loves, that is why I became a MAKEUP ARTIST


I am tagging anyone reading this…Just COPY & PASTE THIS AND DO THE TAG 🙂

Leave me a comment if you decide to do the tag, so I can read it.




My 2010 Oscars Review!!

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards took place last night and I enjoyed the show. When I first saw Zoe Saldana on the red carpet… I gasped, because the bodice of her dress was breathtaking and I instantly fell in love. I thought she would be my standout person of the night. But as the camera began to travel down her dress, I realized I didn’t like the bodice of her dress paired with the ruffles at the bottom of her dress.      

With that being said, below are all the ladies whose dresses made me look twice:         


Vera Farmiga... Her dress was stunning!!



Queen Latifah...She was glowing, and you know how I feel about Pink, lol


Anika Noni Rose.. I really loved the top of her dress.



Elizabeth Banks...this picture doesn't do the dress any justice. I loved it!



Zoe Saldana... Loved the bodice, but didn't like the top half of her skirt.

My Other Thoughts:     

  • I loved that Christoph Waltz won for Best Supporting Actor. He was soo funny (yet soo evil) in “Inglourious Basterds”.
  • Mo’Nique winning the best performance by an actress in a supporting role for “Precious” was my proudest moment.  Although, I didn’t agree with the first part of her acceptance speech… but overall, I was very proud of her. She deserved it!
  • Steven Martin and Alec Baldwin were hilarious as the hosts for the night.
  • I was surprised “Avatar” was not nominated in the Best Makeup Category.

What did you guys think of the show last night?      



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