Would You Rather: Beauty Edition

1. Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lip glosses or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?

I would rather lose all of my mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks and lip glosses.  I feel that those makeup items are easier to replace than my eye shadows (in my personal kit at least).

2. Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

Wow, I would have to go with never be able to cut it again.  I’ll find ways to style it in an up-do or something to keep it off the ground, lol.

3. Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?

Considering my skin tone and everyday makeup look I would rather have a coral cheek.

4. If you had $1,000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

As much as I really do need to replenish my out-of-season/out-of-date wardrobe, I always tend to spend my money on more makeup :)

5. Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner or eyeliner as lipstick?

Nowadays with the huge color selection offered in eyeliners I am sure I can pull off eyeliner as lipstick.

6. Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?

Sephora hands down for their variety of not only makeup brands but also skincare, perfume, haircare and so forth.

7. Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

I would have to go with one lip color for the rest of my life for I always keep my lips simple to pair with my everyday casual smokey eyes.

8. Would you rather wear winter clothes in the summer or summer clothes in the winter?

Living in Southern California has its perks.  With that said, I would rather wear my summer clothes in the winter and layer as needed.

9. Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

How about nude nails? lol.  I actually keep my nails a dainty pinkish nude color all year round but having to choose between dark or bright, I will go with dark all year round.

10. Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

This doesn’t get any easier with each question.  In my case, I’ll forfeit my favorite eye product in order to keep my ALL TIME FAVORITE lip balm. (will post about that soon! ;)

11. Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a ponytail or a messy bun?

Messy bun! So quick and easy.  If my hair isn’t down then it is most likely up in a bun.  I don’t spend too much time styling my own hair, just blow dry and go.

12. Would you rather never be able to paint your nails again or never use lip gloss?

I don’t use lip gloss much already, so no lip gloss it is.

13. Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all or Sharpie them in everyday?

Wow, who created this question?! Eyebrows are very important to me.  I will find a way to perfect filling them in with a Sharpie.  For example, using a dried out Sharpie marker resulting in a stain effect instead of a harsh marker line. ;)

14. Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?

Life as a makeup artist will no longer exist if it didn’t include makeup!  I”d rather live without nail polish.

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Burt’s Bees Deep Cleansing Cream Review

One of many cream cleansers I’ve tried out.  I really like this product because it clearly states on the back of the package that it is “Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free”.

**Brain Food** Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is “fancy science talk” for DETERGENT!!

Yes, you read correct. TONS of facial cleansers on the market contain the ingredient S.L.S. So I am always on the hunt for cleansers without that ingredient or derivatives of it.

I cleanse my face with this product twice a day, once morning and night. I apply it directly to makeup free skin, massaging in little circles, then rinse. I then follow with the rest of my skin care routine. After rinsing I always find my skin feeling quite soft.

This is what the product claims:

“Naturally cleansing Soap Bark and healing Aloe moisturize and soften skin while effectively removing makeup and dirt. Chamomile soothes and Echinacea reduces inflammation and tightens pores for naturally fresh, healthy skin.”

Pros: Great, gentle cleanser

Cons: Has a light lime scent (which I ended up getting used to)
Product: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Quality: 4/5
Overall: 4/5
Price: $8 USD
Would I buy again? Yes
Where to buy? Any store that carries Burt’s Bees (Target, Walmart, CVS, etc.)

MUFE Face & Body Liquid Foundation Review

One of my favorite foundation to have in my makeup kit for my clients. Make Up For Ever Face & Body Liquid Foundation has a gel like texture. The formula is very light and feels like moisturizer on the skin as oppose to most foundations which are usually heavy and thick. This foundation comes in 19 beautiful shades. The new added pump to the packaging is great for convenience.

Face & Body dries to a semi-matte finish which means powder is not necessary if you are not shiny.  I don’t recommend this for those with oily skin, you will find yourself touching up on powder every hour!  This formula is also water resistant! Pair this with MUFE’s loose powder and your foundation will be water proof, even at the beach! (source: I tested it out while on vacation)

How to apply: Before use, shake the bottle until the gel texture becomes a liquid foundation texture. May apply with fingers, sponge, or brush. I personally prefer to use my clean fingers to apply since the formula is so light.

This foundation may be applied on the body as well, hence the name ‘Face & Body’. Just make sure to dry pat it so there will be no makeup transfer onto your clothes.

Pros: Light, airy formula gives a very natural, semi-matte finish. Photo friendly.

Cons: Can appear a tad bit shiny on camera, just powder well but not too much.

Product: 5/5
Packaging: 5/5
Quality: 5/5
Overall: 5/5
Price: $40 USD
Would I buy again? Yes
Where to buy? Sephora

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