💗 40 Questions Beauty Tag 💗

 Questions 1


50 Qs Skincare

How many times do you wash your face daily?

Twice a day, Morning and Night. I never miss a wash, no matter how late (or early) i get home

What skin type do you have?

Combination Skin

What is your current facial wash?

I am currently testing a few new ones. But i rotate between Exfoliac Foaming Gel Wash and Garnier Pure Active (which is a 3 in 1 wash, scrub and mask)

Do you exfoliate?


What brand do you use?

I use Exfoliac and Lush Ocean Salt

What moisturiser do you use?

I use my Exfoliac Acnomega 200 Matifying Care

Exfoliac range

Do you have freckles?


Do you use an eye cream?

No, but i probably should

Do you or did you have acne prone skin?

Its funny because when i was a teenager i didn’t really have a skin problem but i find in my late twenties its really hitting me hard

Cleansing tip?

Never Ever go to bed with your makeup on!



50 Qs Makeup

What foundation do you use?

My favourite and most used is the Rimmel Match Foundation

How about concealer?

Its between the Revlon Colorstay and LA Girl Pro Concealer

Do you know your undertone colour?


What do you think of fake eyelashes?

I’ve never had them, as i naturally have long and thick eyelashes but i would like to try them one day

Did you know that you are supposed to change your mascara every 3 months?

Yes. I tend to use a new one everyone 2/3 months anyway. I’m addicted to trying trying new mascara’s

What brand of mascara do you use?

Lots…. Essence is my favourite (Volume Curl), Maybelline Get Lashes and Catrice

Make up item that you can’t seem to get enough of?

Woolworths Gel Eyeliner

Do you have a MAC Pro-card?


What make-up tools do you use in make-up application?

I use my Real Techniques Makeup Brushes (the Expert face Brush is the best, with the Buffing Brush a close 2nd) and my Real Techniques or Ubu Beauty Blender

Real tech 1

What are your favourite brushes?

Real Techniques

Do you use primer for the eyes?


For the face?

Yes. I am currently trying 2/3. My favourite is the L’Oreal Nude Magique Blur Cram. I also just statrted using the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser which i love. The Body Shop also has a great one, All In One Instablur Primer and lastly Catrice Prime & Fine Smoothing Refiner

What is your favourite eye shadow shade?

I usually like to go with nude colours but lately i’m obsessed with Burgundy.

Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

Pencil… specificially Gel Eye pencils

What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?

Love them. My favouirte is the Catrice Liquid Metal range

Do you use mineral make-up?


What is your favourite lipstick?

Essence Nude Range in Come Naturally (03) – i wear it just about everyday

How about lipgloss?

Not a big fan of Gloss. I hate the sticky feeling

What is your favourite blush to use?

Its a toss up between Essence Blush Up and Catrice Illuminating Blush

Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?


Where do you buy your make-up online?

I don’t really like to buy makeup online. I like going in store and viewing all the makeup. I love Dis-Chem & Clicks

Do you like drugstore make-up?


Your favourite in SA?

Catrice, Palladio, Wet n Wild and Essence

Drugstore - Esseence Cosmetics

Are you clumsy in putting on make-up?


Name a make-up crime that you hate?

Not blending your foundation properly on the neck drives me insane!!!

Worst general beauty crime?

Same answer as above…. Not blending your foundation properly on the neck drives me insane!!!

Do you like colourful shades of make-up (lipstick, eyeshadow) or neutral ones?

I prefer neutral but sometimes i like a little pop of colour

Which celebrity always has great make-up?

Taylor Swift… especially with her bold red lips

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

BB Cream for sure

Could you ever leave the house without any make –up on?

I have once and it felt like everyone was starring at me lol

Do you think you look good even without any make-up on?

No definitely not

In your opinion, what is the BEST make-up line?

For what you are paying and the quality you get i would say… Catrice

What do you think of make-up in general?

I think it should applied lightly so that you look natural and not like you are going to step on a runaway when all you are doing is going to the shop for bread and milk.



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Welcome to Popcorn and Pearls…. My name is Melissa. I’m a 30-something year old Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger. I originally come from Durban, living in Cape Town with my 3 furbabies (cats), Peanut (my little panda) and my Twins, Lycan and Luna, for 15 years now and loving this City with all it has to offer. I have a love for everything Beautiful – from Makeup, to Fragrances, Clothing, Shoes and even Food. Popcorn and Pearls is my home away from home, the place i dive into to get away from the busy yet mundane life of the ebb and flow of work and sleep. I love sharing my finds with you all, whether it be a beautiful yet inexpensive dupe makeup item, a piece of jewelry, books or a little undiscovered restaurant. I love sharing my views on makeup, fragrance, body products and more with every one of you. I know you get great products in the USA or UK but i love finding dupe affordable products for all my readers in our very own South Africa When i am not working on my blog then i am a Full Time Travel agent. I also am addicted to TV series as well as reading. Thanks for reading my blog and being such great supporters. Please feel free to contact me anything on: mel_east_7@live.com

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