Welcome to this week's edition of Friend Fridays, sponsored by ModlyChic.
1. What's your favorite drug store makeup product and your favorite
This whole topic of questions is interesting for me since I love buying makeup and playing with it, but I don't wear it on a daily basis.
For drugstore makeup, I love Covergirl's Simply Powder Foundation in Classic Ivory -- though I don't wear it every day, I have stuck true to this product for years.
I don't own many high-end products -- since I don't wear my makeup often, it just isn't worth the investment to me. When I was little, my mother almost exclusively wore Clinique makeup. I remember having to make special trips to the makeup counter in the department store. I'm not sure if Clinique is considered high-end anymore, but I love their Different Lipstick in A Different Grape. It is the perfect pinky-browny-purply color without being too dark, and I have come back to the color time and time again since high school.
2. Is there one type of product that is your go-to, can't live
I'm not sure if lip balms are considered a beauty product if they don't add color, but I don't go anywhere without my Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. I have a tube in my purse, one on my desk at work, one in my jewelry armoire, and several of them floating around the house -- I love to have it at arm's length at all times.
If lip balm doesn't count, I would have to say an eye lash curler and mascara. I'm not really brand-loyal, but I do really like Benefit's Bad Gal Lash Mascara. Because my eyelashes grow straight down, I don't bother with mascara unless I curl my lashes first. I'm not too particular about my eyelash curlers, so long as they don't pinch.
Edited to Add:
I almost forgot that I am in absolute love with my St. Ives Oil-Free moisturizer! Sadly this item has been discontinued and I shall soon have to find myself a new facial moisturizer, but when I found out you couldn't get this product anymore, I went online and bought as many bottles as my wallet would allow. I think I've still got one or two left...
3. What's the best hair product you've ever used?
I've yet to find the one single hair product I can't live without. That might have something to do with the fact that I change my hair like I change my mind. Each different color, length, or texture requires a different type of product. Right now, with my super-short hair, I need a product that emphasizes the choppiness of my 'do. I'm really happy with L'Oreal Studio Line's Overworked Hair Putty. A little goes a long way, and it gives me a great controlled-chaos bedhead kinda look.
4. Fess up, what's the worst beauty look you've tried to rock and look
back at now with a little shame or apprehension that you actually did
Ummm... all of them? I did the dark lip liner with nude lipstick thing back in my high school days. I also plucked my unibrow until my brows were so far apart, skinny, and uneven that I actually shaved them off entirely one summer just so they could grow back in evenly.
Also, thanks to growing up as a dancer, I was also forced to model bright blue eyeshadow for most of the 80s -- that is until my teacher came up with an even better look (and by "better" I mean far, far worse): bright blue on the eyelid, bright pink on the inside edge of the upper eye, and bright yellow on the outside edge of the upper eye. Oh yeah. it was awesome.
5. When it comes to beauty products, we all use the same basic
products. What do you use that helps show off your personal flare and
I guess what shows my personality the most is that I actually don't wear makeup most days. It's not that I think I'm just that gorgeous, but I'm confident enough in my appearance that I don't feel the need. Sure, I like to play with my look. I will put on makeup for special occasions, and sometimes I wear some if I'm feeling a little self conscious about something (pimples, undereye circles, redness, etc.).
Heck, today I'm wearing a bit of coverup to cover a red spot between my eyes, black semi-liquid eyeliner and extended-wear red lipstick. I'm just full of surprises, and you never know what you're going to get from me. ;)