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Sunday, September 23, 2012

This or That? tag

Tagged by Vicky Hoang, and I haven't done a tag in ages. =D

Photo from Vicky Hoang's blog =D

Blush or Bronzer?

I don't own a bronzer, and I only own one blusher (Bobbi Brown Blushed). I use it as both, though I would usually use it as bronzer for contouring the cheeks, because I really don't like how it looks on my cheeks as blusher.

Lipgloss or Lipstick?

I seldom use both, but I'd go for lipsticks. They usually have more color, last longer, and much less sticky than their glossy counterparts.

Chapstick or Lip Butter?

Chapstick is basically lip balm, and that's usually what I use (Kiehl's Tinted Lip Balm), apart from Vaseline. Never tried lip butter before, though.

Matte or Sparkle Eye Shadow?

Depends on how sparkly the eye shadow is. I'd usually go for shimmers, but for this I'd choose mattes. They work wonders for my puffy-ish Asian eyes~

Eyeliner or Mascara?

Oh god. I can't live without one or the other. If I wear eyeliner, I have to put on mascara, and vice versa. I THINK I'd choose eyeliner, though. Mascaras can only do so much for my lashes, and I prefer the impact eyeliners give me versus the mascara.

Gel, Liquid, Cream or Pencil Eyeliner?

I've only tried gel, liquid and pencil. If I really had to choose, I'd choose gel, because if you use enough, it gives the effect of liquid, but with the right technique, the effect of pencil can be achieved as well. The only thing I don't like is cleaning the brush after. Liquid is awesome for quick, sharp lines; while I only use pencil now to line the waterline.

Foundation or Concealer?

I do not own a concealer, and I find that just doubling or tripling the amount of foundation on certain areas of the face is sufficient concealer as it is. Finding a right shade of foundation is tricky, but finding it makes all the difference in the world. Just apply as usual, then on wherever you want to conceal, just dot a little more until it's concealed, then set with powder.

Liquid or Powder Foundation?

This is tough. I use both quite frequently, but I'd choose liquid for this. Although the application process is more troublesome than powder, it completely evens out the skin tone without over mattifying the skin. I use powder when I'm in a rush, though, or lightly to set liquid foundation. 

Neutral or Statement Eyes?

Statement. My lips are quite full, and they are the reason why sometimes I feel I'm heavy. I'm an admirer of captivating, sensual eyes, and I do believe that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Hence, I tend to go for dramatic eyes, with natural lips.

Pressed or Loose Shadows?

I've never owned or used loose shadows before. =P

Waterproof or Non-Waterproof?

Definitely waterproof. Even after over two years of regularly using make-up, my eyes tend to water, and I tend to sweat a lot. Even so, sometimes waterproof make-up doesn't live up to it's function, and just runs anyway.

Brushes, Sponges, or Fingers?

I don't like to use sponges, but I alternate between brushes and fingers. I'd use brushes more, though, because can only apply make-up with my right hand, and there are only 4 usable fingers there, whereas I have over 10 brushes to use.

Powder, Cream, or Liquid Highlighter?

I don't have a highlighter, per se, but I use other products in place of it, and they are usually powders. Sometimes I'll just use a matte white shadow (Artistry Vanilla), or a face powder with sheer sparkly effects (Callas Finishing Touch Loose Powder, Laneige Snow Crystal Sliding Pact).


  1. Interesting tag :P It's difficult choice sometimes.

  2. I think you can open classes on all these to people like me dy ;)

    1. not so pro lah~ those pro one really got good technique, mine learned from youtube de~ that's why i'm sharing what i know here XD