The Beauty Scenario Tag

Monday, March 30, 2015
I wasn't tagged by anyone, but after seeing it on Liz's and Larie's blogs, I thought it'd be fun to do, too:

1. You have to get rid of all of your foundations and only keep one high-end and one drugstore; which do you keep? Lucky for me, I actually only use one foundation: MAC's Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation.

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

2. You go for an interview, and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely? I'd approach the subject. Any interview I'd go for would be for the make-up industry, and all of us appreciate it when someone tells us there's lipstick on our teeth. I don't usually need to say anything; I drag my tongue across my front teeth to signal it, and it gets the point across.

3. You're not feeling yourself and need a pick-me-up lipstick. Which do you go for? The lipstick shade I made at Bite Beauty Lip Lab. Also, MAC's Petals & Peacocks from their Give Me Liberty of London collection in 2010. I didn't get it when it launched because I didn't really wear bright shades back then, but I regretted it so hard like, six months later, so my friend, who's worked for MAC for 18 years, gifted me a brand new tube that she had gotten as gratis for that collection. Just looking at it puts me in a good mood.

MAC Give Me Liberty of London Lipstick in Petals & Peacocks

4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years; how would you do your hair or makeup differently? My hair hasn't really changed since high school (long, straight, layered, side-swept bangs) so I wouldn't really change anything, but I would definitely do my make-up differently. First, I'd get a foundation that actually matched me. (Not three shades lighter and pink-toned because I wanted to look like Brody Dalle. I am not white, nor am I a punk.) Second, I'd do my eyebrows. (They legit looked like dark brown sperms back then.) Third, I'd use blush. (Yes, this present-day blush fiend did not use blush until her early 20s.) Fourth, I'd use liquid eye liner. (Because smudgy brown eye pencil was just not cutting it.)

5. 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

I just had to Google who the hell Pixie Lott is. Okay, first of all, am I completely unconscious? Because how would I not notice when my hairdresser is about to cut that much hair off if I had requested a style that was significantly longer than that? Like, why wouldn't I stop them the moment I saw them put scissors that close to my scalp? And if my hairdresser really did cut off that length of hair in the first snip, how would I not notice them continuing to cut all of my hair off? I'm sorry, but I would deserve that hair cut because I would be fucking stupid. But I understand that this question is hypothetical, so: I would get pissed and complain, but I wouldn't demand a refund because that's just straight-up bitchy and I’m stuck with the hair cut, anyway. I think I would just style it kinda messy chic, or maybe wear a pretty head scarf and some ultra-glam earrings. If I looked good with short hair, though, I'd be like, “Daaaamn, I look fiiiine.”

6. Your friend surprises you with a four-day city break and you have one hour to pack. Which 'Do it all' palette do you pack in your makeup bag? As I said to Larie, a friend that gives you one hour to pack for a four-day trip is no friend at all. That having been said, I don't actually own any "do it all" palettes; I just don't like them because there's always something in there that I don't like and won't use. I do have products that I use on a daily basis, so I would pack all of those, plus a neutral eyeshadow palette (actually been really loving MAC’s Eyeshadow x15 Warm Neutral Palette recently), a few neutral blushes (likely MAC Warm Soul, Becca’s Songbird, and Hourglass’ Mood Exposure), plus a few nude and MLBB lipsticks (my favourites right now are YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture in 10 Beige Tribute, Too Faced’s La Crème in Naughty Nude, and Bite Beauty's Honey Berry). When in doubt, do neutral.

MAC Eyeshadow x15 Warm Neutral Palette

7. 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? This question always makes me laugh because why the fuck would any robber bypass a flat-screen TV, laptop, camera, and jewelry and go straight for used make-up? Like, why wouldn't you shoplift at Sephora instead? But, I digress... so let's say that stupid robber really did go into my beauty stash (and I really do have a massive one); I'd be most pissed about limited edition products, especially ones in special edition packaging. Anything else is replaceable.

8. Your friend borrows makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you:

A) Pretend you haven't noticed
B) Ask them to re-purchase it
C) Secretly do it back to their makeup

Is this the same douche bag friend who gave me an hour to pack for a four-day trip? Time to break up! It's not that I wouldn't lend something to a friend (I do have a lot of spare items in my kit), it's more the fact that they have the audacity to return it in bad condition. If any of my friends ruined anything of mine, they would have enough respect for me to replace it without me having to ask. I wouldn't be friends with someone who can't respect me, my time, and my possessions. Realistically, though, I don't think I'd ever really lend make-up out to a friend (unless they're a fellow make-up artist working on a photoshoot or a wedding or something); I'd just do their make-up.

Feel free to do this on your blog if you feel so inclined!
6 comments on "The Beauty Scenario Tag"
  1. Mindboggling to think of a time when you DIDN'T wear brights. WHAT.

    And lol @ thief Q. It doesn't say he didn't take other things too -- just that he did take the makeup, whatever the case may be.

    I could also see the tongue across teeth scenario going terribly wrong with some people, LOL!

    1. RIGHT? Mindboggling to think of a time I didn't wear liquid eyeliner, either, lol!

      Fair enough, the thief may have taken the TV and my laptop AND my make-up. In which case, I hope he/she trips on his way out and cracks his head open on the door. And then burns in hell. :)

      Haha, I don't really drag my tongue across my teeth in a dirty way... more like to point out where the lipstick is. So if it's on her front teeth, I tap my front teeth with my tongue. :P

  2. LOL at Liz's comment about the tongue thing! That's so true, I think, lol!

    1. If it's Ryan Gosling interviewing me, then I wanna do more than drag my tongue across my teeth...

  3. "They legit looked like dark brown sperms..."
    Haha, I die.

    At least you had eyebrows! It's been a decade and I'm still trying to grow mine in.

    1. LOL, man, we have been though some HARD TIMES. And yes, I remember your alien forehead when you went through your shaving eyebrows phase, LOL!


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