The beauty scenario tag

I still remember the first time I tried lipstick. I was 7 and hoarding my mum’s very ‘lakme’ oriented make-up drawer full of maroony-bronzy shades (Because that was a thing in the 90’s). She saw me wearing her lipstick and screamed. Much to my efforts; the lipstick was way off and spread across my chin than just my lips. The MirandaSings look wasn’t a thing back then, so it is sufficient to say, I looked utterly retarded.

Here I am 14 years later, still raiding any drawers that give me the hope to finding the next best thing. When this tag came to my notice by lilypebbles, followed by ViviannaDoesMakeUp. Vivianna doesn’t know it yet, but we are twinsies in our makeup preferences. True story.

Moving on to the tag, here we go.

Q1. You have to get rid of all your foundations, and only keep one high-end and one drugstore, which do you, keep?

Ooh, I love my bases and this would be the toughest break up of them all. But, my one true love in high-end foundation definitely goes to Chanel Vitalumeire Aqua. This foundation is absolute love! For drugstore, I will choose the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation. Coverage, consistency and the glow of this foundation are really lovely for a drugstore product.

Q2. 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 would go for it and tell her the truth and perhaps make the situation a bit humorous. The way I see it, CEO or not, if you cant speak up and be transparent, you will never make it in a work place.

Q3. Your not feeling yourself and you need a pick me up lipstick which one do you go for?

Umm, I do want to be one of those bloggers who would pick NARS Cruella and walk out the door with full on swag. I am NOT. So I’m going to go with my all time ‘my-lips-but-better-colour’ from M.A.C in Modesty.

Q3. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do to your hair and makeup differently?

Honestly, in my teenage years, makeup was less a daily thing but more a special-occasions only deal. You see my family is conservative and until I was 19, the only answer to buying more makeup was ‘NO’. However, black kajal was an essential in my teens and I did go overboard (far too many times).

Q4. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length pixie lott hair cut but they hear wrong and give you a pixie hair cut. Do you a) smile, say thank you, leave and call your mum and cry hysterical b) cry in the chair and things get awkward or c) complain to the manager and demand a refund.

It would so be B! I’m no good at hiding my emotions and the fact that a pixie cut will never suit my round (and a bit fat) face, it would break my heart and if I could, I would lock myself up for the rest of time required to grow it out.

Q5 Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which ‘do it all’ palette do you pack in your makeup bag?

A city break calls for my NARS Narcissist palette! Why, you ask? It has sheer pigments but a great range. The colours suit my skin tone very well and it has a travel friendly sleek packaging. All in all, a trifecta of perfection J.

Q6. 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?

Hands down my Tom Ford lippies. I would be devastated if I lost these.

Q7. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. do you a)just pretend you haven’t noticed b) ask them to repurchase  it or c)secretly do the same to something of theirs ..

My answer would be A. Yea, I love makeup and if a stranger did that, I would show no shame in showing my anger. However, in life, friends do mean more than makeup. I’m sure the person feels bad as is, why make it worse?

To personalise the tag, I’m going to add another question:

What is the first every makeup product you remember using?


Go on, tag yourselves and answer these questions. It’s a lot of fun!



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Heena Mak

I believe in changing mindsets, changing the world, not with the power of a sword, but with the power of a word...

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