Seven Deadly Sins of Makeup Tag

This Tag has been going around for a while, I first saw it on fivezero’s blog, and then more recently on agirlwithpinkcheeks’s blog, which then reminded me that I had it in my draft folder.  The purpose of this Tag is to name a makeup item associated with each of the Seven Deadly Sins.  Side note: this Tag reminds me of the movie Se7en! (good movie but scary!)

What’s your most inexpensive beauty item? What’s your most expensive beauty item?
Most inexpensive: over the years I’ve picked up many beauty items for a dollar, but the one that I use regularly is the Wet n Wild eye shadow in Brulee, which is a fantastic brow highlight shade.

Most expensive: this is a bit embarrassing, but I paid almost $200 for a skincare set from a Korean brand I’d never heard of, and I still haven’t tried all the items yet, and that was 2 years ago. The brand is called History of Whoo and apparently it was used by the royal court. This is like the set I bought:

My goal is to use the whole regimen this winter!

What item do you have a love/hate relationship with?
Mineral makeup. I love buying them and playing around with them, but I don’t use them on a regular basis!  My favourite mineral brands are Silk Naturals (foundation and blushes) and fyrinnae (eye shadows).  Silk Naturals foundations are neat because you get to mix them yourself so you can adjust your shade to match your winter or summer colour:

What brand takes up most of your collection?
MAC for eye shadows (75) and Essie for nail polishes (81).  No shame, and I will indulge in more from both brands in 2016!

What product do you neglect the most due to laziness?
Contouring products.  I’ve picked up a few products specifically for contouring, including NYX Taupe blush, MAC Sculpting Powder in Sculpt, and Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Zygomatic… but I hardly ever contour my face.

What product gives you the most confidence?
Concealer. I feel like without under eye concealer, I look really tired and almost sickly. My current favourite is the Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser (see my comparison post of my Maybelline concealers here).

Which item is at the top of your beauty wishlist?
A big portion of my life right now is lusting after beauty products since I am not supposed to be buying anything (save for a few things here and there 😉 ) So I’ll name a newly Lusted item: Sephora Collection Oil Infusion Color & Care ($18):

I saw this reviewed on beautyisles, in which she compared it against YSL Volupté Tint-In-Oil ($35) – it was an instant lust!

Which makeup product looks great on other but not on you?
Bold lipsticks. I just can’t pull it off without looking silly. I personally feel that my lips are too full and anything that draws more attention to them makes me look ridiculous! I’d love to rock something like this:

If you haven’t done this Tag, please do! 🙂

* Explanation of the header image: apparently there is speculation that the characters Spongebob Squarepants are based on the 7 deadly sins – interesting idea.

39 thoughts on “Seven Deadly Sins of Makeup Tag

  1. Great Header! But I just have a hard time figuring the characters connection to the seven deadly sins. Maybe i’m missing out on something, have to go ask my niece. 😀
    Moving on, that Sephora. Anything that I see of great price for good quality is definitely a thumbs up!
    I got curious about that Korean brand, that must be a wow considering who used them.
    Definitely would watch for your reviews.
    I also envy girls who could strout a bold lippie. Me, would definitely look like a horror clown trying to be sixteen.
    If only ours could have great deals on Essies and the likes, definitely would hoard also.

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    1. There’s this explanation, if you believe the Spongebob Squarepants theory:

      I only googled that Korean brand after I purchased the set and realized it was a highly regarded brand. Some of their more premium range are very expensive: $200+ per jar! 😮

      Yes, that buy 4 get 2 free definitely enabled me to hoard more Essies, lol! But MAC never goes on sale unfortunately – boo!

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      1. Oh I didn’t know that loving people who aren’t kind to you is called Lust. 😀 (per 7 Deadly sins)
        A little bit contrary to what I grew up to, “Love thy enemies…”
        Should have known earlier. 😀 😀

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  2. Great tag! I think I did this one a long time ago lol. I really went to get the Wet n’ Wild shadow in the Brulee! If I can find it in stock!! lol. 🙂 xo

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    1. I’m pretty sure you did it too! I saw so many people doing this tag, I’m just late to the game! 😋
      Yes, you have to get your hands on Brulee, it’s such good quality and a very useful shade!

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  3. How you feel about bold lipstick is how I feel about dark lipsticks. I want to wear Vampy colors sooooo bad but I look so stupid! Haha. Great post, I enjoyed reading it 🙂 P.S. you better get on that skincare set, girl!


  4. Aww. Thanks for the mention sweetie. We have similar “sloth” products. In particular, for me, its cream contours. I have Illamasqua’s Hollow which is a lovely cool brown taupe for creating shadows (you probably know it) and I hardly ever use it. 🙂

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  5. I don’t do bold lips either, I think I’m too pale and it looks weird on me. In my most tags, it seems that either foundation or concealer is picked for pride 😉

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  6. I admit it. I LOLed at that Korean skincare set entry. 😀 Similarly, I have a Lippmann nail polish set that I still haven’t used (and it’s 1.5 yrs now). History of Whoo totally made me think a Dr. Seuss, though!

    You gotta wear what you’re comfortable with, but I bet you’d rock a bold lip! Maybe not as neon as the one in the pic 🙂 Full lips are perfect for bold lips!

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    1. I totally succumbed to sales pressure on that Korean skincare set. The lady was lovely and very convincing this skincare was going to be the saviour for my skin (she was HIGHLY concerned about my freckles… cries!) Haha, never made that connection with Dr. Seuss…! 😛

      I’ll have to test out a bolder lip this weekend – I’ve got a birthday party to go to!

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        1. I was always self conscious about my freckles but these SAs (especially those Asian ones) think they’re the plague on my face! 😦
          Not sure yet but something orange-y / red. I’m sure I have something in my collection…

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  7. Let us know if the Korean skincare works or was worth the money!! I have yet to try anything from Wet’n’Wild. They only came here within the last year or so, but they’re cruelty free so I’m looking forward to giving them a go. I’ll try to find a shadow like that! I’m lusting after the matte lip products by theBalm! Maybe I’ll splurge after my birthday this month! X

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    1. It’ll totally give you an excuse to shop for some awesome lipsticks when you complete your no-buy! 😉
      I’ll even help you!


    1. Thanks Karen! Once in a long while I will wear a bold lippy and people always ask why I don’t wear bold colours more. Then I think, well then, if I wear it all the time, it wouldn’t be special anymore! 😆

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