20 tag 2

This is a beauty tag where I answer 20 beauty questions relating to my makeup/skin care routine. I love reading these types of posts because it’s a great way to get to know person behind the blog. These questions are from Carol of intrice.blogspot.com. (She has a lovely blog) !

You can either see yourself as a wave in the ocean or you can see yourself as the ocean - Oprah
  1. Do you remember your first makeup item?
    My first makeup item was a lipstick from my mom. When I was younger, I went to Dance Academy and after my first recital, I took my mom lipstick that was used on me for the dance. I forgot the name but I remember I was obsessed with that lipstick.
  2. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
    I guess my go-to mascaras are Benefit Roller Lash and Benefit they’re Real! I haven’t been wearing mascara lately because of allergies, it doesn’t matter what brand the mascaras are, my eyes still get watery. So, I have been applying Vaseline instead and it works great. 
  3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?
    I like to have full coverage. I know people think with full coverage, your makeup is going to be heavy and look cakey but that isn’t true. There is a technique that you can apply to your foundation that will allow your pretty face to still look “natural”.
  4. Favorite high-end brand?
    I really like Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. They have nice color selections, products are long-lasting, and has very good quality. Best of all, I have yet to have an allergic reaction from using her makeup. The bonus part of this makeup company is that they have the perfect shade for everyone no matter what the product is. Splurging on Fenty Beauty is worth it! Also, I love Nars, Urban Decay Cosmetics, BH Cosmetics, MORPHE, Too Faced, Bare Minerals, Anastasia Beverly Hills  and Anastasia Beverly Hills by Amrezy.
  5. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven’t? 
    IT Cosmetics, Dior, YSL, Glossier, KKW Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, The Ordinary, Marc Jacobs, ColourPop, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, By Terry, Hourglass, Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury, Estee Lauder, Laura Mercier, Fresh, and Tarte.
  6. Favorite drugstore brand?
    NYX, IMAN Cosmetics, Maybelline New York, Black Radiance Beauty, and Wet n Wild
  7. Do you wear fake eyelashes? 
    No, but I do have bunch of mink eyelashes. If you shop at dodolashes.com and use my code: beautyleebar, you will get some $$ off your purchase.
  8. Is there any kind of makeup you can’t leave the house without?
    I can’t leave the house without having my Clear Brow Gel and my Aveeno Sunscreen on.
  9. What is your most cherished beauty product?
  10. How often do you shop for makeup?
    Whenever I go to the store or mall, which is probably every other day. I don’t wear makeup everyday but I do love to shop.
  11. Do you have a “beauty budget” or you spend freely?
    I try to budget myself but I do end up spending freely.
  12. What type of product do you buy the most of?
    I have a growing amount of skin care products (facial cleansers, face masks, cleansing oils, eye creams, etc.)
  13. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?
    I’m trying to….
  14. Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?
    Ulta, Sephora, Target, and Walmart
  15. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?
    I can’t get enough of skincare products. I think my addiction for skincare is stronger than makeup, hehe. I don’t mind trying something new because it might work better than something I am already using. Right now, I’m really liking Anese Slay Skin perfecting serum and the Swipe right Highlighting moisturizer. So far it works well for my skin! (WANT MORE INFO ON MY SKINCARE, READ HERE )
  16. Favorite bath and body brand? 
    I like Softsoap Coconut Scrub Exfoliating Body Wash and the Aveeno body wash. Target, Walmart and Publix are always having great sales towards body wash.
  17. Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
    I can’t recall if I did or didn’t try products like that.
  18. Are you clumsy in putting makeup?
    No, I know what I like and what looks good on me. If it is something new then of course it is going to take practice until I get it perfect.
  19. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
    No, but I am thinking about going to Cosmetology School.
  20. What do you love about makeup?
    Makeup can help to accentuate your beauty. From an artistic/creative view, I see it as a transformation because you can use makeup to change your facial structure (through contouring), hide imperfections/tiredness (with concealer), enhance your features, and even transform you to look like a completely different being. For example, the way drag queens makeup is done is fascinating. 

Do you feel the same way about makeup? What do you love/hate the most about it?
Share your thoughts with me in the comments.

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15 tag

1.What is your daily skin care routine?

I use the Oil-Free Acne Wash pink grapefruit foaming scrub from Neutrogena, then use the Nicel night renew anti-wrinkle cream alpha hydroxy & aloe at night. In the morning, I use the Oil-Free Acne Wash  again, I use the Dermasil Oil Free Retinol Facial Cream with Vitamin A & E, and then I use the OLE HENRIKSEN ultimate lift eye gel.

2. What is your weekly skin care routine?

I use TruSelf ORGANICS Detoxifying Mask.

 3. How do you prep your face for makeup?

 I do my skincare routine and use foundation primers. The primers I do use are from elf, NYX, and MILANI cosmetics.

4. How do you take off your makeup?

I use the oil-free eye makeup remover from Neutrogena with cotton balls or I use the epielle Argan Oil Cleansing Tissues, then I do the rest of my nightly routine.

5. What are some DIY face masks?

I have tried so many…. I will save this for another time.

6. What are some inexpensive makeup brushes?

MYMAKEUPBRUSHSET is an amazing company! I also have brushes from wet n wild but their makeup brushes are whack to me. The most expensive place that I have bought makeup brushes from is Sephora. And even with their brushes, I’m not that impressed. So basically, shop at mymakeupbrushset. They are not that expensive and you can get the whole set for like $15. I have different brush sets from them and I love all of my brushes. The price depends on what sets you want but its worth it.

 7. Do you prefer matte or shimmer eyeshadows?

I really don’t wear eyeshadow a lot but if I had to choose I would say both.

8. Do you prefer matte or dewy skin?

 I love both looks honestly. Matte skin is good for the people with excessively oily skin or acne/breakouts. People with this concern usually want to minimize the oil and prefer a matte formula that won’t add more moisture. While, Dewy skin has a young, fresh, and vibrant look to it. It works well on any age including mature skin as it moisturizes and reflects light, softening any fine lines or imperfections. Dewy skin gives the appearance of health and an active life. Plus, it’s sexy! But there is a fine line between dewy and shine.

9. Do you prefer matte or shiny lipstick / lip gloss?

I live for a good matte lipstick so matte it is.

 10. Lipstick, Gloss, Lip Stain, Balm, or Lip Liner?

It depends on the outfit, the hair, and the makeup. Everything has to come together to make the look.

11. What type of coverage do you prefer from a foundation?

Right now, I’m into the whole full coverage look. In the past I used the Sephora Foundation but lately I’ve been using the L’OREAL Paris true match foundation. And, I love it. Sometimes I do switch it up, I will use the NARS All Day Luminous or the Naked Skin Urban Decay foundation. The Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse Airbrush Finish and the Revlon PHOTOREADY Airbrush Effect makeup foundation isn’t too bad either.

12. What cosmetic brands you always wanted to try but haven’t?

YSL, Tom Ford, Estee Lauder, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Makeup Forever, and etc.

13. Do you wear fake lashes?

No, but I do collect them. I am just too scared to put them on myself. I love dodolashes, use my code:IAMCRYSTALEE to get some $$ off your next purchase.

14. What type of product do you buy the most of?

I buy a lot of hair products and skincare products.

15. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?

I prefer to stick to same skincare routine if it is working for me, but I like to try something new every now and then.