Make Up and Skincare Tag

I stumbled across this post over on Nicola's lovely blog:
"Nicola.. Life Through My Eyes!"
and decided to do it myself as it seemed like a bit of fun. I didn't realise I loved make up so much!


What foundation do you use?
For day time I use Dream Matte Mousse. Night time I use MAC Studio Fix.

How about concealer?
Touche eclat.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?
I love them but I have long lashes naturally so sometimes they can look a bit too much on me. The natural looking ones I can get away with but I think that if you invest in a decent mascara you don't particularly need them. 

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
I do! I'm normally onto a new bottle by 2 months anyway (used up or dried out.) I am a mascara addict as you can tell from the next question!

What brand of mascara do you use?
I love my mascara's so I have quite the collection. My favourite has got to be Max Factor Eye Brightening Mascara. Followed by Dita Von Teese Art Deco. I like MAC Zoom Lash for nightwear which probably isn't worth the price as it can apply too thick and clumpy. Sheercover Extra Length Mascara is also a goodie. 

Sephora or MAC?
Not tried Sephora but I do love MAC. Especially for powder, foundation and blusher.

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
I wish.

What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?
Foundation brush, powder brush, blusher bush, eyebrow brush, lip liner brush (for eyeliner, works a treat!) 

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
I always start off with a moisturiser base. Not always with a primer.

What is your favourite eyeshadow (colour or shade)?
Black! MAC paintpots are brilliant and last forever. Not literally! 

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
I use pencil but then I smooth it out with my lip liner brush so it gives you smoother edges and it's easier
to create the flicks at the side. Easier to use that a liquid brush and can cover mistakes easily. Seriously, try it!

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Not very often. Touch wood.

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
I lav it! 

Do you use mineral makeup?
Mineral foundations just doesn't work for me and the powders are so so.

What is your favourite lipstick?
I don't wear much lipstick but I love Dior lipsticks and do treat myself to time to time. For everyday wear GOSH soft n shine is gorgeous. It comes in all sorts of colours but not only does it apply like a dream but it also conditions your lips. 

How about lipgloss?
No! Just no. Never have never will. Don't think long hair and lip gloss go well together. A bit of vaseline over lipstick is as close to glossy as I will go!

What is your favourite blush to use?
MAC Fleur Power Satin. A little goes a long way with it and it has lasted yonks! Worth paying a little bit extra for MAC products cause you don't just get quality it lasts for ages too. An investment I am always telling myself! 

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

Do you like drugstore makeup?
Not drugstores own brands but I will buy Maybelline or Max Factor from there.

Do you go to CCOs? (Cosmetic Company Outlets)
Nope? Eh.

Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?
No I haven't. I have with nails though. 

Name a makeup crime that you hate?
Big black eyebrows! Or light blue eyeshadow? Tough one. 

Do you like colourful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
It depends. I tend to only wear metallics, black, browns, neutral on my eyes but will wear red or pink on my lips from time to time.

Which celebrity always has great make up?
Nicole Scherzinger. Love her smoky eyed sultry look. 

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

Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Nope. Not without a little bit. 

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I look horrendous. Like a different person.

In your opinion, what is the best makeup line?

What do you think of Makeup?
I love it! 


How many times do you wash your face daily? 
Three times. In the morning. When I get home for work to wipe off all my make up. Then again at night!

What skin type do you have? 
Combination. It can be dry and oily at the same time. It's very frustrating.

What is your current facial wash?
I use Nourish - Protect. Which is for dry skin. It's a milk cleanser which gently cleans but also soothes. 

Do you exfoliate?
I do but not as often as I should! I don't do it daily.

What moisturiser do you use?
I use a whole range of different moisturisers but the main one I use is Dear John by Benefit. 

Do you have freckles?

Do you use eye cream?

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Not really but sometimes I can have a little flare up of blemishes.

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Yes. I don't think it is worth the cost.


  1. Jenna!

    Love this post! I am not always make-up fact, I had no idea you were supposed to throw out mascara after only 3 months!! I've had mine for about twice that long, lol!

    Guess I'm going mascara shopping this week :-)

    XO Jenna @ Demure in Diamonds

  2. I love this post to. I'm so embarassed i'm a beautician and i've never heard that you have to throw away mascara after 3 months :0 I think I might do this post aswell its seems lots of fun!

  3. I don't know where I heard that actually! But I think if you keep it longer you can get eye infections. But it could all be a consumer conspiracy and perhaps they say it so we buy it more often :P x

  4. I didn't know about to change your mascara every 3 months. Good to know :)

  5. Oh oh I so wish I had long lashes, well jel!!

  6. I heard you had to throw it after 6 months, so I'm glad i read this post! xx