The Beauty-terrogation: Round Four

Annie Leibowitz photo "Interrogation" with Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Connelly and Aaron Eckhart

This will be a recurring post where our Beautypendents answer five questions. Suggest your own interrogation questions in the comments!

#1 – What is your favorite mascara?
Clockwork Orange bad mascara lookWENDY: I’m so glad you asked! I love Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara.  I have kind of a squinty smile and with other mascaras I’d find it on my cheekbone later in the day.  The Clockwork Orange look is NOT was I was going for.  This one doesn’t ever migrate, and it’s got pretty good staying power yet comes off with plain soap and water.  I do get mascara-envy, though, so I might have to try Jenn’s favorite.

JENN: After trying several of the DiorShow mascaras and liking them, I fell in love with their Iconic Mascara. The plastic brush means it never goes on clumpy, and you can build how much goes on your lashes.

#2 – Who is your favorite female beauty icon?
WENDY: That’s a hard one.  I’d have to choose Rita Hayworth.  She was beautiful and talented and sexy and sassy.

Rita Hayworth

JENN: I think Elizabeth Taylor is one of the most beautiful women who ever lived.  I think I identified with her because of her black hair.  And Wendy would appreciate that she has fantastic eyebrows.

young Elizabeth Taylor

#3 – Guiltiest music pleasure?
WENDY: ABBA.  It’s just so cliche to be a chick that loves ‘Dancing Queen’ but I am what I am.  (Where’s the backwards ‘B’ on my keyboard??)

ABBA - Wendy's guilty pleasure

JENN: I have a pretty serious love of Justin Timberlake, but I don’t feel guilty about it.  Also, I do a mean karaoke rendition of Britney Spears’ I’m a Slave 4 U.

#4 – What recent beauty trend can you just not get on board with?
WENDY: The Jersey Shore skank look.  (Yes, I said it.  Skank.)  Skinny jeans.  I really don’t think they look flattering on anyone, just less ugly on some.  And skinny jeans on men…shudder.
Model with purple lipstickJENN: Several cosmetic companies are putting out purple lipsticks or glosses for the fall, but I kind of think it just makes you look like a corpse.

#5 – “Do as I say, not as I do…” Which of your own beauty rules do you break too often?
WENDY: Despite intellectually understanding that expensive doesn’t automatically equate to better, I still shop like it’s true.  This blog has been good for me in that respect because I feel an obligation to search for great products anyone can afford.

JENN:  I admit it’s ridiculous since I naturally have dark skin, but I love being tan in the summer.  During the hot Texas summer, I like to be out at the pool a lot, and if it’s late in the day, I sometimes won’t apply sunscreen.  BUT I will make sure my face has sun protection.

Images: The Interrogation by Annie Leibovitz, Clockwork Orange, Rita HayworthElizabeth Taylor, ABBApurple lips

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