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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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  1. Hi Catalina, it's great checking out ur blog! I'm from Singapore n love makeup fashion beauty n all. Hope u can join my site at !Thanks!

  2. love ur blog~ i'm an offical fan of urs! LOL. keep up the good work catalina!

    check out my blog sometime!


  3. I thought you are Japanese. Well, it's nice seeing you around on youtube. I think we have many things in common. I speak Eng., Kor., and Jap. and little bit of French. oh, and chinese.
    Anyhow, I've enjoyed your makeup tutorial and tried to share my makeups tips like you but I am kinda afraid of revealing my 쌩얼.

  4. Hi! May I say that you look like a Japanese actress, Ayase Haruka.

    May I ask you where did you learn your make up? Personally I think you are already pretty enuf even without make up on. But I wonder how come you are such skillful at makeup?

    Did you learn by yourself or make up school? If by yourself, HOW???!!!

    Please let me know!


  5. Hello, Catalina..

    간질간질한 영어대신.. 전 한글로 쓸게용ㅎ
    사실 영어가 자신이 없으니(?) ? ㅎㅎㅎ
    유트브에서 우연히 보게되었는데 화장도 잘 하시고, 볼수록 매력이 있더라구요^^
    정말 대부분의 동영상을 본 거 같네요..
    앞으로도 쭈~욱 좋은 정보주세요:D

    기회가 된다면 만나보고 싶기도하구 그래요! 아참 전 지금 샌프란시스코 bay area에서 학교다니구 있구요! 헤헷-
    혹시라두 샌프란시스코 오게 되심 우리 한 번 만나요 !!

    오늘도 좋은하루 보내세용ㅎ

  6. i just found your blog today while looking for a swatch (MAC curtsy)

    thanks for all your reviews!

    I live in Australia, but am from Msia so I totally love the reviews on all the fab stuff I miss (and can now get my family to help me buy with confidence!)


  7. Hey catalina, Im like your biggest fan! LOL i lovee your blog
    you're a really big insperation to me, keep it up! x

  8. Hi Catalina, Just leaving a comment to say how much I enjoy your blog and tutorials on youtube! Love your FAQs! They are really interesting.

    I also can see that you look like Nakashima Mika!! But a more feminine and prettier version!! haha

  9. Catalina! I would love to become your fan on FACEBOOK!! Would you share your FB? :D

  10. Hi!
    i've enjoyd ur makeup videos.
    와우 한국인인줄은 몰랏어요ㅎㅎ
    저도 화장에 관심이 많은지라.. (한떄 갸루에 빠졌었어요.. 혹시 마린갸루 회원이신가요?ㅋㅋ)
    비디오를 굉장히 자세히 찍어주셔서 덕분에 많은 정보를 얻습니다.
    근데 한국어 되게 잘하시네요.ㅎㅎ 전 뉴질랜드에 살고있어요.. 여기 태어난친구들은 거의 한글은 못읽던데..

  11. Hi Catlina,
    I was wondering if you can do me a favour of translating a Korean product I have.

  12. I love your sincerity of how you answered questions.And I totally agree that everyone has their own way of leading their life...and everyone should respect one another personal boundaries :) And I like your name :) it looks unique with C instead of K ;) Keep up your good work! I love your clips!


  14. Hello. It's wonderful seeing your kind question! I just wonder what is your nationality. Your ethnicity is Korean, but I guess you are american, dosen't it? anyway I always enjoy your video. Thanks.

  15. Catalina- do you do wedding makeup? =) I'd love it if you could teach us how to do asian wedding makeup!!!

  16. May I say that you're really hot(There's one video in which you were wearing a low collared black shirt)? I'm a girl, by the way. Really enjoy your videos...

  17. 언니! 안녕하세요 ㅋㅋ
    한국에서 언니 유투브 즐찾해놓고
    열심히 보고있어요 ㅋㅋ
    한국어 자막 너무너무 고마워요 ㅠㅠ
    맨날 다른 외국언니야들
    한국에서 구할수도 없는걸로 앓이시켜서
    속상했는데 언니는 한국제품 많이 써주고
    너무너무 고마워요 ♡

    여기에 써야되는게 맞는지 모르겠지만
    언니가 하신것중에 일본인눈화장 있자나요
    베이직! 그거 좀 연하게 한 브라운계통
    어떠케 하는지 알고싶어서요 ㅠㅠ

    일본잡지에 보면 눈 막 그윽하게
    브라운으로 하는거 있자나요...
    언니라면 알기쉽게 알려주실거 같아서 ㅠㅠ
    안되면 어쩔수 없지만 ㅠㅠ
    암튼 즐거운 하루되세요~^,^

  18. Hi there Catalina :p
    I just wanted to say I really love all your make up tutorials, you are so good at it, I wish I had some of your talent!
    Thanks for posting all the videos on YouTube as it gives some help and direction on how to do things properly ( I then realize I really struggle with putting make up on :(... So your tutorials are really really helpful ;p Komapsumnida ;p By the way I know it is totally random but I am a French Caucasian girl and got married 2 weeks ago to my South Korean husband. I wish you could have done my make up, the lady who did it for me was supposed to be a beautician and she did not measure up to your skills!
    You must get this request all the time but I would be happy to exchange email addresses ;p
    Thanks again for your great work and sharing it with us ;p

  19. Dear Catalina,

    I am writing to inform you that I really like your make-up tutorial in your vlog very much. If you dont mind I like to share your tutorial lesson with my fans in my blog which discuss mainly about fashion and beauty. If you agree then i will put your website link on my website under one of my favourite blog page. Hopefully you will get more fans in your blog from Singapore. You can visit my blog at and Facebook Page

    I will be waiting for your reply, my email is


  20. 안녕하세요, youtube 에서 글을남겼는데 자꾸 지워지는거같아서요! 언니비디오들 정말 팬이에요! 정말 비디오 잘보고있구요, 구하라눈화장법 정말 좋았던거같아요. 앞으로도 아이돌그룹화장법도 올려주시면 좋겠구요, 학생들도 쉽게할수있는거 올려주세요. 그리구 렌즈도 이쁜거 많이끼시는거같은데 화장전에 렌즈이름도 같이 설명해주시면안될까요? 감사합니다!

  21. Hey ^^

    Just a quick question, sorry if this is silly to ask but, what shade of Shu Uemura Pro Concealer do you use? I am on their website, and I have the same skin tone as you, and it is hard to decide what is the right one xD


  22. hey uhm I'd like to know what kind of lenses you used in the video Japanese Eye makeup (the makeup):

    thanks :)

  23. Oh my.. your Korean is just perfect, I think. Especially when you use the word 햏 ㅎㅎㅎㅎ awesome language.
    I discovered your YT videos very recently and fell for them immediately. Awesome job. Love your videos + reviews

  24. I stumbled upon one of you youtube videos and then spent the next several hours watching them! You have taught me so much! Question: What is the pink velcro looking thing in your hair?

  25. Hi Catalina! Do you do use sort of skin lightening regimen, or are you just naturally pale? (:

  26. hey catalina...!i really liked the way and what you answered.
    your sincerety of how you answered questions is likable..
    i wish to god if i had some of your talent..and everyone should respect this sincerety ands the talent And I like your name :) it looks unique with C instead of K ;) Keep up your good work! I love your clips!

    Permanent Make Up

  27. Hi, Cat. Random question.
    It seems like you are a huge animal lover. Do you check/research whether a product you would use is animal tested? Thanks :)

  28. 언니 안녕하세요! I love your videos! 진짜 굼굼해요 언니 나이랑 혈액형! I don't mind if you are over 30 years old too! 꼭 말해주세요! ^_^

  29. K-pride! Haha. you're gorgeous. thanks for the vids <3

  30. Hi. My name is Amanda. I recently got interested in make-up and really would like to learn more from you. I have always been criticized and made fun of how i look. I'm currently residing in Malaysia and will be studying at Yale University next month, and would like to ask whether you do make-up for people? I would really like to be good friends with you and learn more about how to put on make-up. Please help. Thank you.

  31. 한국분이신가 했는데, 한국분이셨군요:) 넘 자랑스러워요 호호~ 전 저 멀리 핀란드에서 살면서 업데이트 되는 메이크업 관련 자료들 꼼꼼히 체크하고 있답니당♪ 다음주에 남친 프랑스로 출장 가는데 벌써 구매리스트 쫙- 뽑아놨어요!! 더 많은 업뎃 부탁드려용:)

  32. Do you think you can do an update on what moisturizer and facial wash you use? Ever since I watched your last video I've been using cetaphil as my moisturizer too! But since it's getting warmer I feel too oily. What products do you use? Thank you! :)


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