Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Beauty Questionnaire

The chic geek tagged me for this, and since my personal blog has been dormant for aeons, I thought I'd post my answers here anyway since it's relevant to this blog!

What Five beauty products could you not live without?
Eyebrow pencil
Mineral foundation - My skin would revolt if I used anything else
Laura Mercier's Secret Concealer #2
C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine in nude
A pair of good tweezers

What’s the worst beauty mistake you’ve made?
Sporting too-thin eyebrows for nearly a year. I didn't mess up, in fact, my friends thought I did a good job in maintaining them and I was called on to deal with a couple of brow emergencies that year. Still, looking at old photos, my brows were way too skinny.

What’s your skincare regime consist of?
Cetaphil or Shu Uemura beauty cleaning oil followed by either Skinceuticals Serum 15 and Hydrating B5 gel (day) or Skinceuticals C E Ferulic and Phyto + (night). I haven't been using sunblock for quite some time, but if I do, it would be Skinceuticals UV Defense SPF 30 or La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50. My current eye treatment is SK II's eye treatment film, which I rate "meh."

Favourite Beauty treat?
Manicures and pedicures for the sheer luxury of having someone else do the dirty work. ;)

What’s your favourite beauty store?
C.O. Bigelow in the West Village for its high-end eclecticism.

Favourite Budget brand?
Hmm, I consider Bourjois mid-range, not budget, but others have listed it here and so shall I.

Favourite Premium brands?
Nars, Chanel, Shu Uemura

And what about Skin Care: Favourite Premium and Budget brands?
Premium: SK II, La Mer; budget: Olay, hands down.

And Hair Care?
Pantene, Sunsilk Long and Strong, Neutrogena clarifying shampoo, Redken All Soft and Japanese camellia oil.

What’s your ’every girl must own one’ item?
Tweezers. Neat brows make ALL the difference.

And finally, best beauty tip?
Drink lots and lots of water.