TAG: 40 Beauty Questions

I stumbled upon one of these TAG posts a while back and thought it’d be a great way to share more about me. The 40 Beauty Questions focus on makeup and skincare. I’ve enjoyed learning about others’ beauty routines and skincare regimes. If you’d like to participate, just copy the questions and share your answers with your readers! I would love to tag FlairChick and ClassicLove1 – if you haven’t checked out their blogs, make sure you do!


How many times do you wash your face daily?

I use micellar water to cleanse my face twice a day. Once after I wake up and once before I go to sleep.

What skin type do you have?


What is your current facial wash?

Water Boost Sensitive Skin Micellar Cleansing Water – This has been lovely on my skin. I also sometimes use the Garnier Micellar Water.

Do you exfoliate?

Not really. Only on rare occasion when I’ve received exfoliating samples from beauty box subscriptions.

What brand do you use?

I recently received the L’Oreal Paris Skincare Pure Sugar Scrub Smooth & Glow complimentary from Influenster. And the first time I used it was a couple of days ago, and I definitely felt an improvement on my skin.

What moisturizer do you use?

Pond’s Dry Skin Cream. I started using this when I moved to Oregon and it has been the best thing for my skin. Oregon has a drier climate than what I’m used to, so it was necessary for me to switch things up.

Do you have freckles?


Do you use eye cream?

Sometimes. I have a deluxe sample of the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream. I use it before I apply my makeup alongside my moisturizer.

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Fortunately, I was very lucky and did not get acne during my teenage years. I can get a spot or two around my period, but not always.

Did you ever have to use Pro-Activ?



What foundation do you use?

The IT Cosmetics CC Cream is my go to foundation. Some other favorites are NARS Sheer Glow and Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless.

How about concealer?

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer is my absolute favorite. I use it alongside the Make Up Forever Ultra HD Color Correcting concealer.

Do you know your undertone color?

Not really. I’ve been told I’m quite neutral.

What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I think if done right they can look absolutely lovely.

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

Yes, yes, and yes. I sometimes do switch it up, and I have some mascaras that dry out quickly so they don’t even make the three month mark.

What brand mascara do you use?

I love mascara so I have a couple of favorites. The Maybelline mascaras are amazing. I love the Lash Sensational and Big Colossal mascaras. Another new favorite is the Essence Volume Stylist mascara.

Sephora or MAC?


Do you have a MAC pro-card?

Nope, and I have no idea what that is.

What makeup tools do you use in makeup application?

My go-to is the original beautyblender. I think it really does give a flawless look. For powder products I use RealTechniques brushes or EcoTools brushes.

Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?

No. I tried the Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion, but it just didn’t work for me. I usually just put some concealer.

For the face?

Yes, I love the Too Faced Hangover Primer. Recently, I picked up the Smashbox Primerizer.

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?

Any bronzer/copper color.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Depends on what it’s for. I use pencil eyeliner for my waterline and to tightline. When it comes to liquid eyeliner and winged eyeliner, I’m not the best, but I try.

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

Not too often. I actually stab my eyes with the mascara wand a lot more than I do with the pencil.

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

I’ve actually never tried any.

Do you use mineral makeup?

I wish I knew more about this, but not really.

What is your favorite lipstick?

So many! I recently shared my favorite fall shades and these really are my go-to year long.

How about lipgloss?

I don’t wear lipgloss very often, but my favorite is Buxom’s White Russian.

What is your favorite blush to use?

Glossier Cloud Paint in Haze. (full review)

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?


Do you like drugstore makeup?

I do! I wish there was more freedom to test products, be able to swatch them, and find the right shade.

Do you go to CCO’s? (Cosmetic Company Outlets)


Did you ever consider taking makeup classes?

Totally! I went to a couple of Sephora in-store classes and really enjoyed them. Since moving to Oregon, the only Sephora in my city is Sephora inside JC Penny, and they don’t offer the same services.

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?

Sometimes, but I try not to be. If I know I don’t have much time, I stick to the basics and not try anything too crazy.

Name a makeup crime that you hate?

Thick foundation. I just don’t think it’s necessary.

Do you like colorful shades of makeup?

Yes! Especially a nice, bold lipstick. For the eyes, I usually stick to more warm tones.

Which celebrity always has great makeup?

Selena Gomez or Mila Kunis. Love their looks!

If you could leave the house using just ONE makeup item, what would you use?

I hate this question! I think I’d have to say mascara.

Could you ever leave the house without makeup on?

Yes. It really depends on where I am going, and I try to do it more often.

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

Sometimes. I think we all struggle with self-love, but it’s important that we appreciate who we are and how we look.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

Tarte Cosmetics.

What do you think of makeup?

There’s nothing more relaxing for me than sitting on my bedroom floor and doing my makeup while I watch some YouTube. I think it’s important we love ourselves no matter how we look, so I do my best in not relying 100% on makeup. But makeup makes me happy, and I love doing it, wearing it, and writing about it.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the 40 Beauty Questions TAG. I really loved thinking about these and sharing them with you.

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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