Beauty Scenario Tag

Lovely Lyn at Cheap as Fuck tagged me in this one and I obliged.

You have to get rid of all of your foundations and only keep one high-end and one drugstore; which do you keep?
Good one! I don’t really wear foundation anymore. So I currently have only two – Paula’s Choice Best Face Forward and Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging foundation (at least I’m consistent). Since the former is too light for me, I’d keep the latter. Truth is I’m not very attached to either of them and will happily abandon the for a decent tinted moisturizer/BB Balm as soon as I find one that works for me.

You go for an interview, and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?
Ignore, without a doubt. I’m awkward enough as it is, especially on a job interview, no need to make it worse. In any other situation I’d tell though.

You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick-me-up lipstick. Which do you go for?
Something that always looks flattering on me, like LipSurgence Tint in Envy or Revlon ColorStay Liquid Lipstick in Nude. However, if I need heavy duty pick-me-up, I’d go for obnoxiously bright or sensuality dark nail polish.

You go back in time for a day to your teenage years; how would you do your hair or makeup differently?
I would do a lot of things differently. But as far as makeup is concerned, I would experiment more and not get discouraged by learning curve. And work with my natural coloring, not against it. Not sure what I would do different about my hair. Most likely I would either start and then stop straightening my hair a lot sooner than I did, or I would skip the whole straightening phase, and just embrace my curls/waives – whatever they are.

You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott haircut but they hear wrong and give you a pixie cut – 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
Crappy haircuts are among my worst nightmares, but I have hard time envisioning the situation as described. How do you not notice this is happening? I got a number haircuts in my life. Even if your eyes are closed, you still can feel/hear where the scissors are operating, and the second I feel them anywhere near my scalp or even around my neck, I would be like “wwwwait a second”. Also, all my haircuts (and most of other services at a beauty salon) were paid after the fact. So I’m not sure why one would need to ask for refund. Bottom line – if I would notice that hairdresser is cutting way too much, I would ask them to stop and communicate my concern. If the situation is salvageable, I would explain what I want, and make sure they understood this time. Otherwise, I would walk out without paying, then call my husband and cry hysterically.

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 makeup bag?
I don’t own a single ‘Do it all’ pallet. There were a few that I was eyeing, but I never pulled a trigger on any of them. I do have a few shadow pallets though, so if I need to pack quickly, I would most likely grab Lorac Pro pallet and a couple of blushes. Along with stuff I usually keep in my purse it should be enough to sustain me for four days. I feel like picking Lorac Pro is betrayal of newly found love for indie makeup, but convenience is a major factor for me when I’m traveling. Most of indie shadows come in loose powder form and are not travel-friendly. Plus Lorac Pro is not only my favorite pallet, it’s the one I’ve had for the longest time. So I’m very familiar and comfortable with it. I don’t travel often, so when I do, I prefer to spend time taking in experiences and new environments, not doing my makeup.

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?
Cats?! Are my cats safe?! Are you sure? Ok then. In that case I mostly worried about my nail polishes (because some of them are limited additions) and brushes (just because I like brushes), along with a things I didn’t get to try yet. I would be really pissed to loose something that I bought, but did not get a chance to evaluate yet. If something I really like was taken (like my Real Technique brushes, or Lorac Pro pallet mentioned above), I would replace it. If something I don’t really care for was taken, I’d say ‘good riddance’. But what if just I don’t know if I like the item enough to get a replacement? What would I do? I can be real indecisive sometimes.

I hope you found this exercise entertaining. I certainly did. I’m tagging Tweakabell and Makeup Monologues. If anyone else wants to join you are more than welcome.

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