I was asked to share my answers to this awesome little thingamabob, by Ginger Loves Make-Up! I’m super excited whenever I’m tagged, as I feel like I’m seriously a part of the blogging community. Cue warm and fuzzy feelings in 3…2…1…Ahhhhhh…..
So this is all about the 7 Deadly Sins of Makeup, and without further ado, let’s begin.
Greed: What’s your most expensive beauty item?
That’s a toss up between two different products that cost about the same amount. First is my ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Beauty Express For Brows and Eyes kit. It sells for $39.50 at Sephora. It’s a full brow kit, including 5 stencils, a brush, brow wax, two different shades of brow powder and two different highlighter shades. It has a mirror inside of it and a magnetic lid so it won’t pop open in your bag. It’s a must have for me, even though it takes a little bit of time, and I don’t use the stencils. They seem a little big for my face.
The second item would be my Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Fair. I actually JUST got this in the mail today, after saving up for it, as it’s a $42.00 item. It has a dark spot correcting formula, has a ridiculous amount of product that goes a long way, and makes the redness around my nose go away entirely! I have high hopes after trying it out at Sephora a while back at a skincare class. This is technically my most expensive beauty item, but since I just got it today, I figured I’d give the Anastasia Beverly Hills kit an honorable mention.
Wrath: What item do you have a strong love/hate relationship with?
Oh man…This is a tough one. Probably my Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector. I’ve been using it for a little over a month now, and while I adore what it does to my eyes, the first part of the application sucks. It goes on feeling a little bit greasy, and you have to wait a few minutes before you continue with the rest of your skincare routine for it to absorb completely, otherwise it’ll get chalky. But I can’t argue the results, baby! And at $39.50, there had BETTER be results. (I only have this in a sample, which is why it’s not on my expensive beauty items list.)
Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection?
Smashbox, hands down. I keep getting samples of their stuff, or the little Try It Kit that I reviewed in an earlier post. And the CC cream that I mentioned. And I love the face primer. The only thing I don’t love by Smashbox (so far) is the eyeshadow primer. And that’s because I’m a sucker for Urban Decay Primer Potion and I always will be.
Sloth: What product do you ignore the most due to laziness?
Foundation. I haven’t got any acne to speak of, with the exception of an occasional break out. Which actually means one or two pimples that I get mad at and won’t leave alone so they end up staying there for like two weeks. So I do my normal routine, wash, eye treatment, face oil, moisturizer, CC cream and then I stop. Unless I’m going out for a super fancy night or I’m taking photographs of myself (because I’m terribly vain), I tend to skip it entirely.
Pride: Which product gives you the most confidence?
Back to the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow kit, again. To me, eyebrows are the most important part of the face. They frame everything, provide a base for the look you want to do (fierce, calm, retro) and there’s no way I’d leave without them done perfectly.
Lust: What item is at the top of your list?
All I want in this world is the GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment mask. This stuff is unreal. It goes on thick and dark gray, and then lightens up as it dries. You can actually see it pulling junk out of your pores. And it makes my skin feel like heaven, or a baby’s butt, or whatever metaphor you like. But at $69.00, it’ll probably be a long time in my future before I’m able to splurge on it.
Envy: Which makeup product/look looks great on others but not on you?
Barbie pink lipstick. I’m so jealous of girls that can pull it off. Or bright lipstick in general. I can pull off red occasionally, but I’m just so porcelain white that anything I wear on my lips tends to reflect across my face, and I come across looking like a clown. I usually stick with nudes or the occasional raisin. Once in a while, if I’ve got the hair, clothes, and eyes for it, I can do a dramatic red lip. But only once in a while. In dark places.
Well, that’s all my answers! Hope you enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them! And thanks again to Ginger Loves Make-Up for asking me to share my thoughts.