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?
WENDY: 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.
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.
#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??)
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.
JENN: 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.