Chrissy’s Beauty Habits – 40 Question Beauty Tag

I was browsing some beauty blogs today when I came across this post from Jennstaz, and I thought I’d give it a go too. Read more about my skincare and makeup habits, in this 40 question survey!


How many times do you wash your face daily? Twice, sometimes three times. I always wash it in the morning, and before I go to bed, but sometimes my skin gets so oily during the day that I’ll wash it when I come home from work or after I eat. Did you know if you don’t wash your face twice daily, your skin ages by 17 days? I learned that recently.

What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo) Oily. Even during the winter, my skin gets really oily during the day, and I’m prone to breakouts. I have terrible skin, with a lot of scarring and I always have at least one pimple somewhere. I’m really trying to take better care of it these days.

What is your current facial wash? I use Cetaphil mostly, but I also use Vivite Exfoliating Facial Cleanser 2-3 times a week.

Do you exfoliate? I guess not as much as I should… I use exfoliating cleansers, so I’m not sure how much that counts.

What brand do you use? Vivite Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

What moisturizer do you use? I’ve been trying a few different moisturizers, but the one I use most consistently is Philosophy Hope in a Jar.

Do you have freckles? Sort of… a tiny bit around my nose, as odd as that seems for an Asian, haha.

Do you use eye cream? When I remember to, I do! I have a lot of eye cream samples from Birchbox and Sephora, but I probably only use them like once a week or even less frequently than that. I need to use it every day though, because I have a tendency to pull at my skin while I’m doing my makeup. I’m 25 years old so I should really be more proactive about anti-aging efforts, rather than reactive.

Do you or did you have acne prone skin? Yes! My skin is a nightmare.

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? Yes, but it didn’t really work for me.

Make Up

What foundation do you use? Right now I’m using Dr. Jart+ Water Infuse BB Cream, but I only have a small sample of it, so when I run out of that, I’ll be back to using my Eve Pearl HD Duo Foundation.

How about concealer? I use a concealer palette from Coastal Scents.

Do you know your undertone color? Yellow. And lord, is it hard for me to find a foundation that is a 100% match for my undertone – MUA’s at Sephora or MAC always try to match me with reds, and in the daylight it can look a little obvious.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?  I love how I look with them on but It’s always a hassle to apply them!

Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? Yep! I usually run out of my mascara by then or it gets dry, so I change it every 3 months.

What brand of mascara do you use? Right now I’m using Urban Decay Supercurl Curling Mascara.

Sephora or MAC? I used to be a total MAC fanatic, but I’ve been going to Sephora a lot more since I’ve gotten serious about beauty blogging. I like to experiment with different brands.

Do you have a MAC Pro-card? Nope. I’m not a makeup artist.

What makeup tools do you use in make up application? I love my Royal and Langnickel Pink Essentials Brush Kit. It has basically every brush I need, and they pick up the perfect amount of product and are soft on my skin. I also use my Cozette Cosmetics S175 Eye Contour Brush a lot and my Shue Uemura eyelash curler.  For foundation, I use my MAC 187.

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? Most days I use Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, but lately I’ve been trying out a lot of cream shadow products, so I don’t need primer.

For the face? Since the BB cream I’m using right now has priming properties, I haven’t been using an additional face primer, but before I started using that, I was using Too Faced Primed and Poreless, which i love because it’s tinted.

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? I love neutral colors for everyday looks. I can’t really go too crazy with my makeup at work, so I tend to use taupes, nudes, and browns. Right now I love myFace Cosmetics Blingtone in Spicey, and Cailyn Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Copper Cocoa.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? I use pencil for smokey looks and liquid for definition. I’m a big fan of gels and creams too.

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? Never.

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? I love the color payoff I get with pigments, but I rarely used them until recently. I love my shimmer powders from Cailyn Cosmetics.

Do you use mineral makeup? I use them, but I don’t ever consciously make the decision to buy makeup because it’s mineral or not mineral. I just buy what looks good on me, and if it happens to be mineral makeup, then whoop-de-doo.

What is your favorite lipstick? My favorite is NARS Lipstick Love Devotion. It’s a sheer coral that I can wear every day. I also really like my new Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Fuchsia Flash Matte for when I want a bolder lip.

How about lipgloss? I rarely wear lipgloss, but I have been using my new lipgloss from Kissable Couture in Mysterious a lot lately.

What is your favorite blush to use? I tend to change blushes every month, so the one I’m using right now is the Luminous Creme Blush in Pink Cashmere by Youngblood Cosmetics that I recently reviewed.

Do you buy your makeup on ebay? Never. Accept that one time I got tricked into buying knockoff MAC brushes because I thought it was such a deal. Now I know better.

Do you like drugstore makeup? Yes! I’m always at Walgreens.

Do you go to CCO’s? (cosmetic company outlets) Huh?

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? Sometimes, but they’re really expensive and I don’t have a lot of time outside of work.

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? Usually when I actually have to be somewhere special, for some reason I always screw up my eyeliner to the point where I have to clean it all off and start my eye makeup all over again. And then when I’m just sitting at home doing nothing, and putting makeup on for an FOTD, it comes out perfect. So frustrating.

Name a makeup crime that you hate? Bright eyeshadow with bright lips… You gotta balance that out!

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? Both, but I normally wear neutral for work.

Which celebrity always has great make up? Rihanna!

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

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? NO.

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? If my skin was in better condition, yes.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? That’s tough because I like wearing different brands… but I’d have to say Make Up For Ever. I’ve never had a bad experience with any of their products.

What do you think of Makeup?? Obviously I’m obsessed with it, but I try not to wear too much. Makeup should enhance your features, not make you look like a completely different person.


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    May 25, 2012 at 4:32 pm

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    May 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm

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