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Sun-kissed Look & 40+4 Beauty Questions

To see what products I used to achieve this look and read my 40+4 beauty answers....

Face~ MUFE HD Foundation, YSL Touche Eclat, Maybeline Expert Finishing loose powder, Mac Dsquared Sculp and Shape powder, Revlon Blush & Bronzer, Benefit coralista

Eyes~ 120 palette (peach, medium brown, cream), Mac Fluidline in Blitz n Glitz, Bourjois Effet Smoky eyes in Smoked Brown to line waterline, Maybelline double stretch mascara, Falsies

Lips~ Mac Hello Kitty Lipglass in Mimmy.

The lovely Shifa tagged me to answer 40 Beauty Questions. Go check out her answers too and her fabulous take on Beyonce's 'Telephone video' look.

How many times do you wash your face daily?

What skin type do you have? 

What is your current facial wash?

Clean & Clear gel face wash, Pond's Flawless White, Mac Cleanse Off Oil, St. Ives apricot cleanser

Do you exfoliate?
It's my favorite skincare routine. Upto 4 times a week

What brand do you use?
St.Ives, Everyuth,  Mac Ash Exfoliator, gramflour

What moisturizer do you use?
Olay 7 Effects serum, Pond's Age Miracle, Pond's Flawless White Daily lotion

Do you have freckles?
Six of them :D

*Correction~ They are sun spots that look like freckles in different areas on my face.

Do you use eye cream?
Can't live without them. Yet to find the best.

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
Nope. But I do get a few blemishes once a month.

Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?
Never had to.

What foundation do you use?
MUFE HD foundation in #120. Sometimes just Pond's Age Miracle tinted moisturizer in #01 and Skin Food Mushroom BB cream #2

How about concealer?
Maybelline Perfect Concealer and YSL Touche Eclat #02

Do you know your undertone color?
Cool neutral. Mac NC

What do you think of fake eyelashes?

Love them!

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?
If it's still good, I'll use it for longer than 3 months.

What brand of mascara do you use?

Maybelline, Max Factor, Bourjois, L'Oreal

Sephora or MAC?
Mac. No Sephora in India.

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?
No. One day.

What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
Brushes, sponges and fingers

Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes. I made my own eyeshadow primer :P. Will show you soon.

For the face?
Not always. I prefer a good serum and moisturizer.

What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I'm loving Bourjois Smoky Eyes Trio in Nude Ingenue. Browns, Taupes, peachy beige, teal, purple, navy.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?
Both and gel

How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
Not that I can recall.

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

They look nice but I don't like to use them myself. Messy.

Do you use mineral makeup?
Yes I do.

What is your favorite lipstick?

Hard to pick just one coz I'm a lippie person.

How about lipgloss?
I love Mac Plushglass.

What is your favorite blush to use?
Benefit Coralista. I love it so much!

Do you buy your makeup on ebay?

Hell yeah! Only from sellers with ratings no less than 99%

Do you like drugstore makeup?
YES! I wanna live in a drugstore (Watson's). I wouldn't mind being called 'Cynthia Watson' either :D

Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)

I would except there isn't any in India. Or is there???

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?

I did.

Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
Not really. I just tend to drop my makeup a lot.

Name a makeup crime that you hate?

It's got to be untidy kajal/liner smudges under the eyes.

Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

A balance of both. Colorful eyes~Neutral lips, Colorful lips~Neutral eyes.

Which celebrity always has great make up?
I always like Eva Longoria's makeup.

If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item, what would you use?


Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?

No. I can be the most sloppy person at home, but when I go out, I try to look my best always.

Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
I look plain.

In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?

Needle in a haystack.

What do you think of Makeup?

Some say chocolate can mend a broken heart. For me it's make-up, any given day.

Here are some questions that were added by beauty bloggers in India.....

1. Which cosmetic brands do you want to see in India?
Too Faced, Laura Mercier, Urban Decay, Cover Girl, MUFE, Bobbi Brown, Benefit. To name a few.

2. What are the most common excuses you’ve heard Indian women give for not wearing makeup?
"Who has that kind of time!" "Makeup ruins your skin"

3. Name the makeup products that you would continue to use even after hitting 50
Hoping to be able to pull off anything that I use now =)

4. If you could change one thing in an average Indian bride’s marriage look, what would it be?
Red outfit red lipstick, blackened eyebrows 

I tag all of you reading this. If you don't have a blog, you can write your answers in the comments section. I'd love to see your answers =)

♥ Cynthia Z ^.^


  1. Your website looks cool!
    I'm a first time visitor.

  2. i like how you line your upper lashes cynthia. i want to practice more when it comes to that because i kept on making weird lines often. haha.

  3. Nice look and you made your own primer? wow!

  4. i had forgotten how ugly blackened eyebrows of overtly red brides look.

  5. lovely read hun :) I love your sunkissed look, so pretty and fresh! You have freckeles :O No ways! I have never seen an Indian with freckles! hehe. and I tend to drop my makeup all the time too lol

  6. cynthia i do not use it to remove eye makeups. i use baby oil for that.

    i tested it after your request. haha!
    well, it does sting. so it is better to use on face, forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, and neck.

  7. Pretty look! I love your top, it looks hot :)

  8. You look gorgeous, Cynthia! What a beautiful sun-kissed look. :D you don't mind living inside Watson's huh? I probably wouldn't either! Hee hee...

  9. You look so pretty! I love the Coralista blush =)

  10. i love this look cynthia, you look gorgeous <3 I definitely want to check out coralista now. Looks amazing.

  11. @Yuvna~ Thanks n welcome :)

    @Lavender~ Thanks!

    @Jing~ Haha..I do too sometimes :D

    @Nandita~ Thanks...yeah I will write about it soon

    @desiigirl87~Thanks girly

    @Rima~lol...they r the worst alright :D

    @Shifa~Thanks girl. I edited explained the freckles :P

    @Fifi~Thank u :)

    @SnC~ heehee..let's all go live there :D. Thanks!

    @Beautygirl24~ Thank's amazing!

    @Shivanixx~ Thanks girly..u should defo check it out


  12. hey there!

    great work on your face cynth!

  13. What a gorgeous look CZ! & I love the color on my lips..

    Loved reading yr answers.. U make yr own primer?? wow! :D & How????

  14. @Maki~Thanks Maki

    @T~ yea the color on 'my'lips LOL ;D. I'll tell about the primer soon k


  15. Hows the BB Cream? Would you mind doing a review..Is it available in Del?

    Nice template btw :-)

  16. You look lovely, Cynthia. :)

    Enjoyed reading your answers. You have freckles??Very surprized.

  17. @Rati~ More like sun spots or pigmentation that cannot expand coz i don't let them :D

    @GGG~Thanks! Not in India atm. Ok will do review one of these days


  18. Sun kissed or Sun hugged??? LOL

    Loved reading ur post, bunny :) u luk like a beach summery....

  19. Wow Cynths you look lovely, you have very pretty eyes. ^_^. You have a nice glow, are you in love? lol ^_^.

    Enjoyed reading your post, stay pretty :)

  20. love the look girl , love ur blog too , god bless

  21. @Divija~ LOL! ;D Thanks dear..ur a sweetheart

    @Ems~ Thanks...n ya I'm always in ♥ ^_~ hehe

    @Rajni~ Thank u so much :)


  22. This so cool will definetly try the look::))

  23. Hey Cynthia, Loved reading the tag, You look gorgeous as always, your top is lovely xoxo

  24. Hi Cynthia,

    Thanks for stopping by, the Mac lady gaga lipstick is really nice mid bright pink.

    Your makeup look is really pretty.Liking your new blog layout. it is so cute =)

    speak soon

  25. I LOVE your eye look! A more detailed tutorial pleeeease? :)

  26. @VO~ Thanks..n ya do try it n maybe put up pics too ;)

    @Lisa~ Can't wait to get it! Thanks a lot girl..i like it too :D

    @Ashwini~ Thanks girl! Yup tutorials coming soon.


  27. beautiful .. U truly nailed it and wow peach .. orange and coral looks so summery !!
    btw I hate weather .. its not even April and its already a furnace :/

  28. @Palak~ I know! I'm dreading the later months. Thanks girly


  29. You look fab, my dear!! Made your own eyeshadow primer? How interesting!

    And you looking plain without makeup? Oh, puh-lease! That can't be true! :)

  30. @Witoxicity~ Yes I do! hehe...Thanks :)
    Had to make my own primer...coz no Urban Decay n the likes here


  31. You have such beautiful glowing skin!...and your eyes are not unlike Eva Longoria Parker's... :-)


  32. @Dusk~'s all makeup :)



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