the beauty scenario tag

what if?
what if?

This type of post is always a bit of fun. Shout out to Rae Scatterbraintures for the tag – I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed reading hers (and the others that she tagged). Rae has a no nonsense attitude, especially towards her makeup, and is on the constant lookout for that perfect matte mauve lipstick. Please check out her blog which channels her dry humour.

Here we go . . .

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

What cruel and unusual punishment be this?
Making the choice is easy – sticking to them is the problem. Even with the best, I bore easily and would probably buy a few new ones so I can continue to have variety.

But to answer the question, my choices would have to be Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and, Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation, which I have just discovered has been discontinued . . . . so Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion Foundation it is.

foundation foundation

I am discovering the wonder of NARS Sheer Glow Foundation so watch out, it might just take top spot shortly.

You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

Ha, this would be awkward because I would be trying hard to listen to the questions without staring at her teeth. I would probably get through the interview first and then mention it in a very friendly, discreet and non patronising way.
Why? If I say something at the start, it could make the interview super awkward but it’s not my personality to say nothing because  I figure if that was me, I’d want to know.

Please, if you meet me on the street and I have greens in my teeth, TELL ME!

You’re not feeling yourself and you need a pick-me-up lipstick, which do you go for?

Ooh, there are two extremes I swing to:

A knock-your-socks-off red à la MAC Ruby Woo or Burberry Military Red

A reliable nude such as Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait Avarice or NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dolce Vita

Yes, I have a thing for mattes.

ruby woo
lipstick always fits
go to nude lip
go-to nude lip

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

No one is going to believe this but I wouldn’t change anything. For one, I had a shaved head in high school. Yes, shaved. Bald. Nothing, no hair whatsoever. It was fun, it was bold, it was empowering. I did it because I wanted to and I am glad I did. Most kids in school thought either someone in my family died or I was dying so no one ever made fun of me. It was the best. It grew out but I had very short hair for a very long time once it started to grow back.

As for makeup, growing up in Kenya, there was simply no need or want for it. We wouldn’t even have been allowed to wear make up to school (I remember a popular girl in my year was always in trouble for wearing kohl). I didn’t discover makeup until my late uni days. So having a waxed upperlip was the height of looking good in my teenage years.

You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut but they hear wrong and give you a pixie cut, what do 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

First things first, just like Rae, I had to look up this Pixie Lott character. Why I would want that hair is a puzzle to me but anyhoo . . . .

So limited by these choices. . . . . I’m not a cryer so the first two are out. I’m also not one to suffer in silence so I would probably politely approach the hairdresser to explain what I am after and that the pixie cut isn’t quite it. I’d wear the silence until they came up with a suitable remedy.

Mind you, I would not be in this situation in the first place, seasoned veteran of hair-dressing appointments that I am. I go to a Japanese hairdresser and while I can speak some Japanese, I prefer to go in with a photo of what I want to avoid any misunderstandings. I also do look up every now and then to make sure things are putt-putting along well.

At the end of the day, it’s just hair, I’m adventurous and it does grow back.

chop chop
chop chop

Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have one hour to pack, which ‘Do It All’ palette do you pack in your makeup bag?

I’d only need 20 minutes because I already have a go-bag, packed and ready to run with (occupational hazard). In it is my Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, Daniel Sandler Beyond Sunset Eye Shadow Palette, my entire collection of Cheap Thrills, L’Oreal SuperLiner Perfect Slim Eyeliner, whatever random freebie mascara I happen to have at the time, Becca Stick Foundation and Bourjois Blush Exclusif, translucent pressed powder and a set of brushes.
The 20 minutes are for packing clothes and shoes.

Yeah, it’s not really a palette. I don’t play by the rules.

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?

A small vial of a no-name perfume my dad gave me when I was about 13. I’ve carried it everywhere with me. I don’t wear it, but it has tremendous sentimental value for me.
The rest can all be replaced and, oh, how much fun would that be if I ignore how much it would hurt my bank balance.

Your friend borrows makeup and returns it in an 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

Again, none of the choices here are really me, well not completely anyway. I don’t generally lend out makeup (it’s more of a hygiene thing) and anyone that knows me knows that I like to keep things as immaculate and tidy as possible. They would not dare return anything borrowed in any worse condition (books, especially) because I would certainly say something and express how upset/disappointed I am. But I wouldn’t make them repurchase.

Thanks again for the tag, Rae – pity I can’t retag you. I am going to go against the grain and shout out to YOU reader. Yes, you.

I want you to tell me your answers to the same scenarios above.
If you’re a blogger, please do tag me so I can come back with a flat white and read your answers.
Non-bloggers, don’t be shy, leave your answers in the comments below.

the beauty scenario tag

13 thoughts on “the beauty scenario tag

  1. I love the foundation question because I’m nosy like that. I got a sample of the Armani Luminous Silk Foundation but it’s currently too dark for me atm. Since I’ve heard such good things, I’m planning on going back to get a better color match 😊

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    1. Indu, thanks so much for visiting mGm and sharing your favourites. I am intrigued by your multi-timezone lifestyle! I haven’t had much experience with Indian cosmetries but I agree with you, Japanese products are AH-mazing x


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