You may remember that I rarely participate in tags, simply because I always manage to forget and by the time I realise, it’s already awkardly late. However, as the lovely Kerri tagged me, I couldn’t possible refuse. So here it is, all the things you may have wanted to know about me – if you ever wondered what I’d do to a friend who ruined my make up or which foundation is an absolute keeper, this one’s for you.
You have to get rid of all of your foundations and only keep one high-end and one drugstore, which do you keep?
This is a tricky one, as I am a foundation gal through and through, but recently I’ve fallen in love with NARS All Day Luminous Foundation, which is just amazing (review up soon). To be really honest, I’ve never found a drugstore foundation that really fit my skin colour, so this is a tricky one. L’Oréal’s True Match Foundation would be the only drugstore foundation I actually still have in my stash and use from time to time. Other all-time faves are NARS Sheer Glow, Dior STAR, Armani Luminous Silk and YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat.
You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?
I’d probably ignore it and continue to impress the socks off the interviewer(s). She’d be put into an awkward situation if I did say anything during the interview.
You’re not feeling yourself and you need a pick-me-up lipstick, which do you go for?
Definitely a bold, eye-catching red. At the moment I’m loving – L’Oréal Julianne’s Pure Red. See it in action here.
You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair or make up differently?
I’ve never been that crazy with my hair – I still am a scaredy cat when it comes to hair – but I definitely would not have gone for trashy blonde/bronze-y highlights. Not my best look, but in my defense, everyone did it then. Britney had them, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé and Christina Millian did and I’m sure the Sugababes were fans too. No further confirmation needed, I guess…
You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear [it] wrong and give you a pixie cut. Would you what would you do? a) Smile, say thank you, call your mum and cry hysterically, b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward, c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund
I think it’s a bit of a silly question, as I certainly would have noticed by the time they’d chop it off, but if I happened to been asleep or immersed in my trashy tabloid, I’d definitely pick C. In general I’m not one to avoid confrontation, but to go from a lob to a pixie cut – it’s a big difference and just plain sloppy. Also, after I’d get my refund I’d most likely call my mum and cry hysterically, as my head’s way too big for a pixie cut. Trust me.
Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have one hour to pack, which ‘Do It All’ palette do you pack in your make up bag?
If I’d only have one hour to pack, I definitely wouldn’t really be bothered with a palette, but I’d definitely throw in a few bases (and skincare!) first thing. But if I had to pick a palette, it’d definitely be my NARS Virtual Domination Palette, as it’s got a few blushes, a bronzer and highlighter – all packaged in a handy and beautiful palette.
Your house has been robbed, don’t worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What’s the product you really hope is safe?
Right. I think out of all questions, this one is really the one that got me raise my eyebrow. As I do know I’ve got quite the make up stash, but I doubt robbers would take anything with them. But, again, if it did happen, I’d hope they still left my Bobbi Brown Lip Palette in my drawers. It’s a limited edition from their 25th Anniversary range, which I got as a gift. It looks so pretty and has x lip sticks in a handy palette. (Actually never used it because it looks so pretty!)
Your friend borrows make up and returns it in an awful condition. Do you: a) Pretend you haven’t noticed, b) Ask them to re-purchase it, c) Secretly do it back to their make up
I’m a forgive and forget kinda person, so definitely A, pretending I haven’t noticed. There’s no use in doing it back to their make up (seriously, how old are we!?) and telling them to re-purchase it… I think I’d just feel awkward saying so. However, I’d probably be cautious and only give her cheap(er) stuff and the bits that I wouldn’t mind getting wrecked.