Have you ever asked someone what makeup item they used for their look?

by Paris B on · 22 comments

in Blush,Discussions

A while ago, while I was at an event where I knew no one, I found myself staring quite rudely at a lady who had the most gorgeous blush on her cheeks. It make her look like she was blushing quite naturally without looking too bright or artificial.

I wanted so badly to find out what it was but she looked like a senior editor of some fashion magazine (albeit she looked friendly) and I felt intimidated because I’m a mere blogger after all.

But after about an hour, and when I could contain my curiousity no longer, I went up to this lady, said Hi and blurted out “May I know which blush you are using? It looks gorgeous!”

She was taken aback but I could see she was pleased. And she actually told me that she couldn’t quite remember because she had so many blushes on her dresser (ah! A lady after my own heart!) but she knew it was a Guerlain blush and that it was peach-coral toned. Oh and that it was discontinued.

guerlain rose plein vent blush

Well no matter that its discontinued, lady. I knew where to look. And that’s how I found myself ordering Rose Plein Vent from StrawberryNET.com :) It didn’t quite fit the bill – but its a pretty colour either way 😀

I will let you know what I think of it in time to come. But have you done this before? Have you complimented someone on their makeup or asked them what makeup item they used because it looked so good on them?

Paris B

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September 1, 2010 at 9:24 am

Hmm… Only my classmates ahahaha ^.^ Complete, total strangers? No.


September 1, 2010 at 9:28 am

I sure have. Satisfied my curiosity, made me happy, made them happy. Win win 😛


September 1, 2010 at 10:07 am

Strangers, no! I’m just too shy!! 😛

But I have been asked by strangers before!! Hehehe!! 😀


September 1, 2010 at 10:26 am

i think i do that quite often 😛


Fara Abdullah September 1, 2010 at 10:27 am

owh, I’ve done it many times, make up, shirt, perfume, etc. hahaha i know it’s kinda of rude but i think all of them were quite flattered! i myself will be more than happy to share the info if someone asks me that question :)



Nikki September 1, 2010 at 10:32 am

I’ve asked someone on what lipstick shade she was wearing! LOL Same with you, I just had to do something before I faint out of curiosity!


September 1, 2010 at 11:25 am

Definitely! Well it does depend if they look approachable :)


Hsu Jen September 1, 2010 at 11:33 am

I get asked about my shoes haha. But I always interrogate friends who have nice make up on about exactly what they use and how 😛


September 1, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Someone actually stared at my feet for a good 20 seconds before running after me to ask me about my Fitflops (the staring was a bit unnerving) along Orchard Road cos she was JUST on her way to buy a pair…lol!


Natalie September 1, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Haha I ask and I get asked all the time!


j3nny9irL September 1, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Hmmm does asking a Makeup Artist included? I never really asked any strangers but most of them are my friends. I just love colours and they do complement them and I will ask without hesitating. 😀


JasmineT September 1, 2010 at 3:27 pm

I really enjoy your painted picture of the curiosity of your story! thanks for hooking me in to your experience of asking for that perfect blush
you made a great copywriter!


Sugar September 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm

er no. because i know even if i knew i would never be able to apply it like them anyway so no point. lol.


milktea September 1, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I can’t remember asking about makeup but I have asked about clothes before.. e.g. where did they buy that shirt, dress, etc..

But I have asked a perfect stranger whether the Dermablend concealer, which the SA dabbed on my cheek, blended in or not! Hey, they called their brand “Dermablend” and boasted that it was the ultimate blend-in skin shade for anyone.

And no, it was not a match to my skin tone. Stranger was perfectly frank. This happened in London in broad daylight so I trusted her judgement and didn’t buy it. 😀 Good ah? Saved money $_$


eliza September 1, 2010 at 7:40 pm

only to family and classmates

but more often i ask “what skincare are you using” than “what makeup are you using?”


Sugar September 1, 2010 at 10:13 pm

ur right ur right!!! i more likely aks what skincare are you using, when their face looks awesome n glowing!!

cause i attribute good skin more to skincare than makeup!


petrina September 1, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I also ask and get asked :) Mostly clothes and shoes (get asked) and makeup (I do the asking!)


gio September 2, 2010 at 12:13 am

I don’t think I have. I’m too shy to ask strangers and my friends barely wear any makeup at all. I have been asked though. Oh, but I ask about clothes and accessories.


September 2, 2010 at 2:47 am

you posed such a relevant question because i would ALWAYS want to go up to a woman to ask about her make up or skirt that she has on if i think it looked great on them! but have never done it because am too shy………… 😀


Angie Twe September 2, 2010 at 3:21 am

Hmm. I’m new to putting on makeup. Tend to be afraid that people would start looking at me weridly (thanks to my brother who ‘complimented’ on how bad my skills is) Even though I did watched a no. of howtos on Youtube.
But I did put on neutral shade eyeshadow to school once and turn out that quite a number of my classmates asked whether I have makeup on. I said yes but was very shy so I looked down and didn’t want to know more about how it looks like on me.
But I’m guessing that my friends might be thinking that I’m bad at my putting on makeup cuz there was no compliments but a mere ‘oh I see’ and ‘that’s nice of you, but you so free ah.’
T_T My first time with maekup on, and I got critisize…. Hmm. this really made me thought hard, my apparance might be better off if I dont have makeup on i.e. better off showing my acne marks to ppl LOL.
Great to know tt other girls do get compliments abt their looks. I’m hoping to be one someday haha!


Azura September 2, 2010 at 8:44 am

I would dying to do that but i’m just to shy to asked! but i always had a situation where i am the lady that u’re asking for. There are one time when i was queuing at fast food restaurant, a lady stared at me and 5 mins later she asked me what kind of lipstick u’re wearing? it look so natural! lol!


ParisB September 2, 2010 at 9:38 am

Loved reading all your thoughts on this topic! 😀 Thanks for commenting everyone!


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