Answer Me These Questions Three! – A Suitably Geeky Makeup Poll #5

Greetings from behind a mythril clipboard, fellow rogues!

Well hello there! πŸ˜€ There’s quite a bit happening around the Painted Rogue these days (despite appearances ;-)) and I wanted to give a couple of updates and make some announcements before we get started with the poll!

Miniature polymer clay bread and salami

Arnan the Barbarien, trying to decide which size bread is more appropriate for his post-skull bashing appetite. For reference, Arnan is about 30mm/1.2 inches tall.

Firstly, your favourite adventuring Rogue is now on Instagram! πŸ˜€

Stop by, say hi, see what I’m having for breakfast or what my latest DEXTERITY CHALLENGE is at ballet. Makeup, minis and tricksiness abound! The feed is in the sidebar down there to your right, and there’s a link through the little camera button in my Twitter/Bloglovin’ follow area near the top of the sidebar too.Β  πŸ™‚

Secondly, the Guides still need YOU! πŸ˜€

I’ve had such a wonderful response to my Stealthy Pink and Battle-Ready Red lipstick guides from both fellow bloggers and adventuring readers alike πŸ™‚ The guides are now fat and juicy with all sorts of tips and swatches to help you decide which lipstick is for you, or help you find a new favourite. The part I want to stress, however, is that they’re still open for submissions, and always will be! If you’d like to submit your favourites, and help your fellow adventurers out, you can find the guides in the top menu bar, or click:

Here for Stealthy Pinks!

Here for Battle Ready Reds!

Right, with all those rogueish public service announcements out of the way (we’re not just limited to ‘It’s a TRAP!’ πŸ˜‰ ) I thought we might sit down around the campfire and have another chat, because I love hearing from you all. Blogging is fun, but the community is even better πŸ™‚

Beauty Spotlight Team Adventures

The Skeletal Necromancer and ‘friends’. It’s all about the community with necromancers, really.

On with the questionnaire!! πŸ˜€

Questing is a serious business, and as every good adventurer knows, it’s hard to get by without a bit of help and knowledge from your fellow treasure seekers. Which is the best brand of hinge grease? How do you defeat an enchanted automaton before the shine even leaves your lipgloss? Just how many pies *can* a dwarf eat in one sitting?

In the spirit of such inquiry, I have devised the Rogue Approved QuestionnaireΒ for the Extraction of Secrets. Also known as ‘Answer Me These Questions Three’. The questions are simple, and you are free to answer as fully, as tersely, as logically or as fantastically as you like. Please only use blue or black ink, and consult the orc-xaminer if you require an additional answer booklet.

You can copy and paste the questions into the comment box, or just list your answers if you prefer πŸ™‚

The Questions

  • Adventuring is hungry work, and you’re going for a long jaunt through the Underdark. What is your number one mid-dungeon snack, and what will you be making a beeline for first at the tavern if/when you return?

  • If you could only wear ONE. SINGLE. BLUSH. for the rest of your natural adventuring days, what would it be?

  • The paladin is half-stuck inside a particularly flobbly gelatinous cube, and it’s managed to absorb all your weapons too (it was a bad fight). All you have left is your dungeon makeup bag. How are you going to get him out?

Makeup Poll

I asked these guys what their favourite orange lipst- uh, maxillo-mandibulary adornment was, and they argued for HOURS. Jeez…

Β I’m looking forward to reading your answers! πŸ™‚

Until next time, fellow adventurers, don’t forget to check for traps!


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27 thoughts on “Answer Me These Questions Three! – A Suitably Geeky Makeup Poll #5

  1. Adventuring is hungry work, and you’re going for a long jaunt through the Underdark. What is your number one mid-dungeon snack, and what will you be making a beeline for first at the tavern if/when you return?

    My favorite snack would be that food of the gods, chocolate. At the tavern, beer-batter fish and chips with lemon and malt vinegar, and a diet cola would be in order (I’m not fond of beer except in the fish batter).

    If you could only wear ONE. SINGLE. BLUSH. for the rest of your natural adventuring days, what would it be?

    Tarte Amazonian clay blush in Exposed. It goes with everything and looks natural.

    The paladin is half-stuck inside a particularly flobbly gelatinous cube, and it’s managed to absorb all your weapons too (it was a bad fight). All you have left is your dungeon makeup bag. How are you going to get him out?

    First, I would crush up all my powder products and sprinkle them on the cube area around the Paladin, to make it less sticky and stiffen up its consistency. Then, I would use my set of mini makeup brushes and tweezers to carefully excavate the Paladin, much as archaeologists would extract relics from the ground.


    • I’m sorry for the late reply – I can promise you your comment made my day when I opened it, and I may or may not have read the last part through a couple more times for a chuckle! πŸ˜‰

      I love the mental image of the paladin being painstakingly extracted from the cube. I bet he’s shrieking the whole time…

      Now I want fish and chips. Sorry – I mean fush and chups. πŸ˜€


  2. 1. Cheese and bread on the trail: Versatile, tasty and it keeps. At the tavern a hearty lentil stew and a dark, smoked ale.
    2. As I am not using blushs, I shall go for BRUSHES. In that case Winsor & Newton Series 7.
    3. The Paladin? Excellent. *walks away humming a dwarven drinking song*


    • Cheese and bread?

      Or bread and cheese?

      Such are the questions that plague every adventurer…

      …presumably while they’re calmly walking away from the squealing cube-paladin hybrid…


  3. 1. While adventuring: apple.
    Upon return to the tavern: FISH AND CHIPSSSSSSS. And beer. And pie. And ice cream. Adventuring is hungry work.

    2. ONE BLUSH? ERM. MAC Stratus.

    3. The only thing I ever really carry around with me is whatever lipstick I’m wearing, and blotting papers. So, er, BLOT TO DEATH, GELATINOUS FIEND.


    • Hehe, more fish and chips! πŸ˜€

      You know, I kind of got a mental image of an anime Larie, doing that thing where she whisks her fingers up beside her face, and a set of blotting papers fans out with a SHHHINNNNGGG noise. Then there is a cloud of superfast Larie all over the cube, and when it all settles, the paladin is free, the cube is gone, and Larie is calmly walking away, sheathing her blotting papers…



  4. 1: my mid dungeon snack would be my favorite basil and tomato chips, and some Pepsi. Afterwards I would hit the tavern , have some coffee (i needz caffeine) and have an actual meal.

    2: One blush only?! probably Milani Luminoso. I’ve been reaching for it a lot lately. It’s love!

    3:As for the paladin ID probably use my eyebrow brush to chop him out.


    • Hi siren! πŸ˜€ Sorry it’s taken me a bit longer than usual to reply, but Welcome to the Painted Rogue!

      LOL, I can just imagine the dark and doom-laden dungeon, illuminated only by flickering torches and the light in the cleric’s hand…everyone is tense….

      *chip bag rustles…scrunching sounds*


      I hear a lot about Miani blushes! It’s a brand I’m really keen to try, actually – blushes and lipsticks!

      I bet the paladin will appreciate that. He’s very into brow grooming, you know. πŸ™‚


  5. 1Dungeon snack: spiced pumpkin seeds. Melt one tablespoon butter in a non-stick skillet. Add two cups pumpkin seeds and cook on medium heat until they pop and brown. Transfer to a bowl and toss with 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 cc.) salt, 1/4 teaspoon (1 cc.) cayenne pepper (or more, to taste), and a generous amount of freshly grated nutmeg (try using a microplane — it’s fast and easy). Delicious. Tavern food: that lentil stew sounds good, but I think I’ll go for a giant mound of browned cannellini beans and garlic with broccoli raab wilted in olive oil on bruschetta (toast some Italian bread, rub with garlic, spray or brush with EVOO). This week. Next week I might go with butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds and a black bean burger on a toasted bun with chili sauce. The week after that, maybe some creamy potato and dill soup…

    Only one blush? Then it would have to be Too Faced Sweetheart blush in Candy Glow since you can pick up more from the cool side or from the warm side, making it go with anything, and it always looks good.

    Stick the gelatinous cube to the wall with band-aids (well, where else would I carry band-aids?), have the paladin grease up his middle (where he’s stuck to the cube) with a bit of Yu-Be ointment (makes a great lip balm), dry out the cube where he’s stuck in it with some mineral powder, then pull on him while he crawls out. Would try cutting him out with blades from the pencil sharpener, but, since the cube managed to absorb all other weapons… guess not.


    • Don’t say things like that – they’ll make you be the cook at the campfire every time if you start to sound like you know what you’re doing πŸ˜‰ On the other hand, if it spares us the cleric’s penchant for overdone barley gruel, then I’d probably hold you there myself until bruschette eventuated… πŸ˜‰

      I have plasters in my makeup bag too! ^_^ I think your soution is incredibly ingenious. You mnust be a rogue…


  6. Started following ya! Though I must admit it’s just to show support, lol. I am not an active Instagrammer. I just created an account to A) support my fellow blog buddies and B) enter giveaway, lol.

    Aaaanyway, on to that awesome poll of yours!

    1. Well! I always have a survival kit with me! Seriously, my fiancΓ© always laughs at me for it, but I always come prepared. And with plenty of water and snacks! My snack of choice for on the road (or in the dungeon) is nuts & dried fruit mix. And at the tavern I’ll reward myself with a delicious and supersized chocolate moelleux. Aw yeah.

    2. Ugh, why are you being so mean? I’ve fallen totally in love with my new BE Creative Make Up bronzer. I use it as a blush and I don’t know, it’s just one of those products that really really works for me and always looks good.

    3. What do you mean? The palladi just a pick-up party member, I say screw him, I’m running off and taking my make-up to safety! You coming with me or what?


    • Thank you ^_^ I wondered if you were on Instagram…and now I see you are, but in stealth πŸ˜‰

      Hehe, I’m so glad people like these little AMTQ3 things ❀

      Yes, well, finaces and husbands and boyfriends and guy friends the world over may laugh at the contents of our handbags, but then all of a sudden when somebody has a headache or a papercut, or needs a drink or a tissue… who do they ask?!?! Hmm? πŸ˜‰

      I'm the rogue. I have to ask the tough questions, you know… you and your BE creative stuff – sounds like it's rivaling Smashbox, eh? πŸ˜€

      LOL, you and Daggerand Brush πŸ˜€ I have to admit, this particular paladin is pretty trying on the patience, but we have a long dungeon ahead and *somebody* has to tank, right? Until they trip and fall into a gelatinous cube because they were too busy admiring their reflection in a pool if its slime ARGH!


  7. These comments are so much fun to read!! πŸ˜€ I would bring naan flatbread and cocoa bubble tea with me (ohmygoshimsoasian lol). Upon returning, I’d get a venti double chocolatey chip frappucino at Starbucks because nothing else perks me right up after a long tiring day!

    Only one blush? Ugh, so cruel you. Tom Ford Wicked!! ;D

    Let me think of the question #3 for a minute….


    • LOL! Iced chocolate things sound like just the ticket after a long dungeon, and I’mpretty sure that you could fashin the straw and the bubbles from the bubble tea into an improvised blowgun weapon in an emergency situation. Very smart thinking, sorceress! πŸ˜€

      STOP IT WITH THE TOM FORD #enviousrogueisenvious
      ohwaitIaskedthequestiondammit… πŸ˜‰

      And? Question 3? πŸ˜€


  8. 1. My favorite mid adventure meal… if we can pretend I’m adventuring in the Dominican Republic I’d go for a beef or chicken empanada (or three) and chinola juice (fresh squeezed passionfruit juice… I’m salivating right now). If we’re including alcoholic beverages I’ll take a Presidente as well! The only beer I really love.

    2. Blush is my favorite makeup product ever so this is quite possibly the most difficult choice… I love Tarte Blissful, MUG Spellbound, and NARS Madly, but the only one I’ve ever hit pan on is Benefit Sugarbomb. It’s so pretty and easy to wear, but really only good for light to medium skintones.

    3. I’ve never had to extricate a paladin from a cube of goo, but I’ll give it a go. I would first use a silica setting powder to absorb the excess moisture in the goo, stab the goo monster with my tweezers, and offer my eyelash curler to the paladin as a life raft. To get off any excess goo I’d use my Cinema Secrets makeup brush cleaner. Smells like vanilla and cleans like nothing else!


    • Your dungeon food sounds awesome! πŸ˜€ Especially the passionfruit juice *drools*

      Sugarbomb, eh? I’ve swatched all the Benefit blushes, and I really like several of them…except for the shimmer! I don’t know what my problem is, I *want* to love them, shimmer and all, and usually I’m all about the sparkles, but…somehow not in blush. πŸ˜› Maybe Jaa will win me over with her ‘adult shimmer’ Tom Fords, LOL!

      I say, that’s an excellent thought about the brush cleaner! You definitely need something good to get gelatinous cube goo off. That stuff is feral… πŸ˜€

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  9. These are my favourite posts-

    Q-Adventuring is hungry work, and you’re going for a long jaunt through the Underdark. What is your number one mid-dungeon snack, and what will you be making a beeline for first at the tavern if/when you return?

    A-Everything in my world is hungry work. Mid dungeon snack has to be a very arab inspired chicken schwarma and halloumi manakish. Good food on the go. Once back at the tavern I am going for bacon and cheese loaded potato skins with sour cream dip, sausage rolls, vol-o-vents, cheese and pineapple on sticks and wine spritzers-it’s party time baby

    Q-If you could only wear ONE. SINGLE. BLUSH. for the rest of your natural adventuring days, what would it be?

    A-Obviously it would be NARS Deep Throat

    Q-The paladin is half-stuck inside a particularly flobbly gelatinous cube, and it’s managed to absorb all your weapons too (it was a bad fight). All you have left is your dungeon makeup bag. How are you going to get him out?

    A-I have thought long and hard about this and have concluded that mascara wands are the ultimate weapon against flobby gelatinous cubes. Especially those prickly spiky plastic ones so am thinking Benefit They’re Real would cut through that cube like a hot knife through butter


    • Aah! πŸ˜€ Love your answers!! _<

      I second the idea of a good party after a dungeon. I mean,if you made it out alive, that's already cause for celebration, right? If you made it out with pockets full of gold and magical artefacts, then really, a cheese and pineapple on sticks party is the only thing to do. πŸ˜€

      OH GODS THAT BENEFIT WAND. You are so right. I stabbed myself in the eye Every. Single. Time. I used that mascara, while I was finishing a sample one. I couldn't believe it! The gelatinous cube doesn't really stand a chance – plus, the paladin is well armoured, so if you accidentally hit him a couple times while you're getting him out, I'm sure he'll be fine. πŸ˜‰


  10. 1. I don’t want anything heavy or I might get food sleepies before a big fight. Vegan protein powder smoothies, nuts, or maybe a bit of fruit for energy. Afterwards, we feast like Dwarves.

    2. Armani’s powder blush in #2. It’s layer-able and plays down natural ruddiness. I know they have recently reformulated this blush but I have one from a few years back.

    3. Hmmm, if there are no pending threats to my personage, I’d free him with my toenail clippers and a heated wand style eye lash curler (OMG I just got this today and haven’t tried it). If it’s really bad I might have to throw some exfoliating toner on it. If there is a fight a-brewin’ still I’d leave him until the threat was culled!


  11. 1. Hmm…for a mid-dungeon snack I’d probably go for some cheese cubes and pepperoni sticks, as long as I brought along my Cooler of Holding. Upon return to the tavern, I would promptly devour a double-decker BLT and a Dr. Pepper, and maybe some delectable chocolate dessert if one were to be nearby.

    2. I use it for contouring more than a blush, but I’d have to say Bare Escentuals Warmth. It makes my pallid face look sunkissed instead of like I spend my days hiding away in bed and my nights out roaming the rooftops.

    3. I’ve heard that Gelatinous Cubes are ticklish, so I would certainly be willing to try out some of my makeup brushes to test that theory. Although I’m not sure they can laugh or sneeze. That would probably be really gross either way.


    • LOL @ Cooler of Holding. I think everyone needs one of those for a long dungeon raid, personally. πŸ˜‰

      But…but nights out roaming the rooftops are what it’s all about! O_o… ‘sunkissed?! *hisses, shies away from light* πŸ˜‰

      Oh, man. You do *not* want to be around for a gelatinous cube sneeze. I’ve been there. If it weren’t for my DEX rating…


  12. 1. Snack – block of cheese and a hunk of bread! Meal – steak and potatoes with a good ale!

    2. I’ve been wracking my brain to see if I could choose ONE BLUSH for the rest of my life, and OMG I can’t. Maybe the LE Chanel Rouge or everyone’s fave NARS Orgasm, but I can’t choose. This adventurer will always be bogged down by a huge sack of blushers.

    3. I think I’ll just try throwing my nail polish acetone remover on it and see what happens. πŸ˜€


    • 1. Peithetairos (Daggerandbrush) would approve most heartily of your choices, I think! You must have bold dwarven blood in you πŸ˜‰

      2. It’s ok. Just save up for that bag of holding! πŸ˜€

      3. Haha! LOL, I hope you remembered to tell the paladin to close his eyes first! ^_^


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