The Beauty Blogger Tag

Today, I'm going to be doing a tag - my first on this blog! Thanks to Noreen at Beauty on a Budget for tagging me :) For this tag, first, I'll be answering 15 questions, primarily on the topic of beauty, from Noreen.

Favorite skincare product?

This varies for me, but right now my favorite is facial oil. I used to hate facial oils because every single one I had tried had been too greasy, but Julep's Boost Your Radiance reparative rosehip seed facial oil has completely changed my mind, and now facial oil is my favorite step in my skincare routine.

How often do you clean your makeup brushes?

This is embarrassing. I know I should clean them more often, but it's good if  I even clean them once a month. Then again, I probably only wear makeup once a week...

Your first makeup product you ever purchased?

Honestly, I don't remember. It might be this cheap, wooden, glittery blue pencil liner from the Walgreens that was right off my college campus. Yeah, I was one of those people with a blue eye makeup phase.

Favorite makeup brand?

This is really difficult for me, since I'm still searching around for different brands and products that fit my current lazy girl philosophy for skincare and makeup. But for now, out of brands from which I've tried the makeup products before, I'd have to say...  Laura Mercier.

How much beauty sleep do you get on a regular basis?

A lot. On average, I probably sleep at least 8 hours a day. Every day.

What are your thoughts on makeup/beauty brands created by celebrities?

I'm neither biased against or for them - I would judge them based on their quality, but I also am not especially interested in going out of my way to try them.

How often do you wear nailpolish?

I wear nail polish for special occasions, and maybe a couple of times outside of that.

Describe your go-to makeup look.

For a look beyond my typical no-makeup makeup look, my go-to is a brown smokey eye, winged liner, dewy skin, and long, almost spidery lashes (no falsies - those are impossible for me to put on).

Matte or dewy skin?

Always dewy.

How much money do you spend on beauty in a month?

As much as I wish it were less, probably $50 if you average it out. This is primarily skincare, since I try to minimize the amount of makeup I buy.

How do you remove your makeup?

I soak a cotton pad with Garnier's micellar water for eye makeup, and either Glossier's Milky Jelly Cleanser or oil cleanser for face makeup. Right now, I'm using Tatcha's Camellia Cleansing Oil. If I run out of my micellar water, I'll probably use the oil cleanser on a cotton pad for eye makeup as well.

Describe you hair type/style.

My hair is to my upper/mid-back, thick, and slightly wavy. It's black for the most part, with gold and red highlights at the tips from when I had ombre hair in 2016.

Do you wear fake lashes?

Nope, unless someone will do them for me for special occasions. I tried twice by myself and traumatized myself so badly from how horribly I did it that I never want to put apply them myself again.

What product or brand do you think is hyped?

I assume this is a product I think is over-hyped? Honestly, I don't like saying anything is over-hyped unless I've tried it myself enough to be able to have a good opinion on it, but I have been seeing Fenty Beauty everywhere. However, I do think the hype for this brand is well-deserved; Rihanna was very hands-on in the process and took two years to perfect everything, and the shade range for the foundation is very expansive compared to the beauty industry standard at 40 shades.

How often do you workout?

I hike once a week. I do enjoy exercising and I wish I could say I did more, but, as I think I've already made clear, I'm extremely lazy.

And now, for my questions! I'll be asking 15 of my own, then nominating some bloggers to answer them.

  1. If you could only use one makeup product for the rest of your life, what would it be?

  2. What is your signature scent?

  3. What is your favorite My Lips But Better lippie?

  4. What about your favorite pop of color lippie?

  5. What got you into beauty/makeup?

  6. What is your favorite thing about beauty/makeup?

  7. Are you more of a minimalist, maximalist, or somewhere in between for your skincare routine?

  8. What is your favorite place to shop for beauty products?

  9. Are there any skincare or makeup products that you find unnecessary?

  10. What is your favorite eye makeup look on yourself?

  11. Glossy or matte lip?

  12. What's the most recent book you've read?

  13. What is your favorite fashion item?

  14. Are you an early bird or night owl?

  15. If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?

I nominate:

  1. Tigritsa Beauty

  2. smudges

  3. Lê Wendy

  4. The Champagne Diaries

  5. kindapuffy

If I nominated you, please don't feel obligated to do the tag! Though I'd really like to see your answers :) And if I didn't tag you, please feel free to answer my questions and share your answers with me! I'd love to engage with more of you and I'm curious about everyone's thoughts on my questions!

lifestyleCathy Liu