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Catalina's FAQs

ekk, I'm getting so much questions here and there (I get e-mail services from YT, so I actually monitor every single subscriber and comments/messages coming in :p) and I keep forgetting to comment, so I'll make this page as a reference.

Q. What's the product name you used in your video?
A. They are all listed in the info box below the video. If you are asking about something I didn't mention on the side bar I will be more than happy to answer the question, but sometimes it saves a lot of people's time if you just look at the side bar of the video on Youtube.

Q. What lens are you wearing in your video?
A. I made a complete directory - please refer to it (click here)

Q. Is that your natural eye color?
A. (Possibly) No. I have to wear lenses since I am literally blind without some sort of correction. I don't have regular lenses, so I will most likely be wearing color lens in all my videos, so none of them contain my original eye color. You can see my natural eye colors when I am wearing glasses (occasionally) in some of my videos. If you want to know the colors and where I got them please search the blog with keywords such as "lenses" or "circle". I have accumulated a lot over the past 8 months.
read post (color lenses video link and swatches)
read post (Color/circle lenses from
read post (colored/circle lenses from

Q. What camera do you use to film your videos?
A. I used to use isight + imovie, now I use Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 + Final Cut Pro 7, or Canon ViXIA HV40 + Final Cut Pro 7 (or sometimes iMovie 09).

You can visit my vlog channel for more information and test shots of the camera :)
The cameras I use to take pictures for my blog are Canon EOS 30D or Canon EOS 50D (occasionally the Panasonic Lumix fz35, but not usually).

Q. What is your skin type and foundation shades?
A. Skin Type : Oily and Acne Prone

* Revlon Colorstay in 220 Natural Beige (a bit too dark for me though)
* Chanel Vitalumiere in 10 Nude
* Chanel Blanc Essentiel in 20 Beige Rose
* Chanel Vitaleumiere compact in 20 Clair
* Chanel Teint Protection Lumiere in 30 Beige Cendre
* Bobbi Brown Oil-Free foundation in 2 Sand
* Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in 1W1 Bone
* Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation 201
* Lancome Dual Finish in Matte Pearl 1
* Dior Skinflash in 200
* MAC Studio fix in NC20
* Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 117
* Hera HD Foundation in #21
* mark. face xpert in Ivory

Q. It's a random question, but are you Korean?
A. I really don't think it's a random question LOL it's a very specific question! but Yes, my ethnicity is Korean

Q. What does cl2425 mean?
A. It's an UNI (University Network ID) my school gave me when I first enrolled. cl is the initials of my first/last name, and then the 4 digits... I don't know how it functions, but that's the number that the school arbitrarily gave me =/

Q. Where do you live? Why is it so noisy in your videos?
A. I am currently residing in New York City.
I live on a very very busy street where tourists clash, cars honk 24/7, protest marches are frequently held, movies are filmed and all sorts of crazy things happen on a daily basis.
It's not as glamorous as it sounds since the downside of that is the insane amount of noise, and I happen to share that noise with you guys in my videos :p

Q. How many years have you lived in the states?
A. -7 years of my whole life. I was born in Albuquerque, NM and was raised in the states until my parents decided to move back to Korea. I came back to the states when I was 17, and after that I went back and forth due to my books and publication stuff (which will be like 2 yearish), but basically I spent most of my life here in the states.

Q. What's your favorite foundation?
A. I love my bobbi brown one, please watch or read my foundations review for more opinions :p

Q. How old are you?
A. .....

Q. What's your favorite drug-store brand?
A. I really can't say. I have specific products I like... but... oh well, I'd probably go with Revlon

Q. Do you think your Japanese eye makeup video will work for my eyes?
A. I made the video for people who don't have that "Japanese facial/eye structures". All I could say is "Try it." You'll never know until you actually try it.

Q. How do you take care of your skin?
A. I have a whole video about it, but basically I try to avoid direct sunlight as much as I can (everyday sunscreen is a MUST!), get enough sleep, wash my face twice daily (in the morning and at night- I especially try to get everything put on my face off before I hit the sack), be careful of the stuff I eat and stick with my vegetarian lifestyle.
click here to watch video - here's an updated one

Q. Do you have a twitter?
A. Yes, it is

Q. Do you get paid to use products? How much free products do you get from companies?
A. I'm not that popular LOL. No, I have never been offered a monetary compensation to alter my opinions on products I have received from a company.
Some people might think that companies shower gurus with free products, but I actually have only gotten a very small amount of free stuff to try out from companies (less than 10). Most of the time the company will ask if you will like something to try out and as a return if you could write or record a review of it. The direction of the review is totally based upon how the recipient felt about the product. It could be a negative or a positive review. That is all. the rest if up to you guys.

-- will be frequently updated (hopefully..)
last updated: November 12, 2010
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