Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bella Sugar Questionnaire

Which beauty products are your must-haves? I'm love Stila's Convertible Color Eyeliners. I carry those in my purse (one in Teak and one in Stone), I love that there's a shadow, pencil and smudger all in one. La Mer foundation is my HG, MAC's Mineralize Skinfinish Powder, Senna Cosmetics Sun & Sand Bronzer Duo, Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz, MAC Barbie Beauty Powder, NARS Orgasm Multiple, Maybelline Define-A-Brow, 3 Custom Colorists Brow Powder, Rosebud Salve, oh too many to list.

What’s your favorite beauty ritual? Creating a fresh, even palette on the face. Prepping the face with moisturizer and primer, then layering with foundation, concealer and powder.

What’s your go-to lip product? Rosebud Salve and Burt's Beeswax Lip Balm for conditioning. I like Hourglass' lip liner/brush in Voice, Estee Lauder's Signature Lipstick, Stila Lip Gloss, Philosophy Raspberry Sorbet Gloss and Tarte's Inside Out Lip Gloss.

What is your morning beauty routine? This is sad... but this is exactly how is goes:

1. Begrudgingly roll out of bed or sofa.

2. Glance at peaceful, sleeping fiance.

3. Throw myself into shower.

4. Apply deodorant and face cream w/ SPF 30+. If there's time, smooth on a tinted moisturizer (favorites are La Mer the Fluid Tint and DuWop Revolution Face) and light dusting of MAC Mineralize SkinFinish.

5. Clothes.

6. Head to lightrail.

7. Apply the rest of my makeup waiting for train, on train or at work. But most days, I go... ::GASP:: BARE FACED.

What’s your signature fragrance? Marc Jacobs Gardenia, Marc Jacobs Daisy and Issey Miyake's L'Eau D'Issey.

What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received? Wear sunscreen EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY DAY OF YOUR LIFE; Use a hand cream with SPF, Exfoliate, and Don't go crazy on too many dark colors around the eyes, it will only make them appear smaller. OH, and for more natural looking eyebrows, use a brow powder (but never black).

And the worst advice? Curl eyelashes AFTER applying mascara. This causes serious breakage, plus it gets your curler all mascara-gunky.

Any tips or tricks you want to share with readers? My smoky eye trick for Asian girls is to apply a dark shade close to lash lines and blend it up so you can still see it when you open your eyes. Then take your finger or brush, and blend it up higher at the outer corner of your eye. That helps bring the eye up at the edge.

Your favorite drugstore beauty product? Dove, St. Ives, Neutrogena.

When do you feel the most beautiful? Believe it or not, but when I'm wearing a full face of makeup and pretty jewelry.

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