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I do! I’m more likely to notice nail polish than makeup–but I will always compliment someone on her (or his) nail color, and if I notice really cool makeup I will say something, but I live in the PNW, we don’t get a lot of full face looks out here. I mean, dressed up here means you wear the nice jeans and the shirt without the witty saying on it, so. But if I notice, I say something.

Same here! I live near Seattle, and it’s really weird to see people wearing full-face makeup. I get weird looks from people all the time. =P (Full-face makeup at age 17. =P)

Yes! Mostly make-up people because I know they won’t get weirded out by it 😛 I complimented a customer of mine the other day on her eyeshadow and she gave me a strange look. I’m always commenting on the amazing make up my local Illamasqua staff wear though!

I worked as a barista for years, and I found out pretty quickly that complimenting a lovely manicure or great shade of lipstick is a fantastic conversation starter when somebody’s waiting at the drive-through window for their drinks. Starts up a friendly chat, makes them more likely to return to our cafe (“Hey, I remember you! You liked my nail polish last time I was here!”), and definitely makes the time go by faster for me!

As someone who has worked in customer service for *years*, I find it also makes the person waiting not notice how long the order/transaction is taking, making them less prone to being impatient (this is especially true when working for tips).

Yes! As a lover of lip color, I tend to pay special attention to it on others. If I see someone wearing a lip color that catches my eye, I am likely to give them a compliment than ask the name of the shade they are wearing in hopes they will share and I’ll get the opportunity to try it as well.

Only my friends and family members! I am too shy to comment on a stranger’s looks…however beautiful they are ^^’

Yes, I compliment on what is nice…makeup, hair, clothes etc…And I gasp with shock when the makeup is so garish. No, I just stay silent.

I do compliment other people on their make-up if I like it but it’s usually friends, I don’t tend to compliment complete strangers.

I do. That’s my thing in the campus. Especially I notice people that wear great eye make up. I like to give compliment if the person wears a great eyeliner shape or great combination of eye shadows. I see a lot of exchange student in my campus that have great skill in eye make up. I really adore them because I’m still a newbie in terms of make up.

If I see something I like I would, BUT i really dont see many people in person that have anything spectacular on. I click like on Insragram pics that I do love tho. If that counts!

Honestly, I have only seen one woman who I would have complimented. She had the flawest complexion with foundation. She was a diversity instructor and I was a student in the class. I didn’t say anything but her skin was flawless. I was like, “I want THAT foundation”. I have no problem giving props. When shopping at a counter, I do look for the associate with a nice look.

I do (either nail polish or makeup) and it’s funny how people react…as a beauty junkie, I’m always surprised when someone doesn’t know the name of the color they’re wearing.

I’m guilty of this one. Sometimes I’ve forgotten which lipstick I put on that morning, sometimes my nail tech didn’t give me the name of the polish, sometimes she did and I just forgot. Most of the time I know wha’ts on my nails, but sometimes I can’t remember–like I can’t remember what color is on my nails right this moment. Happens all the time, not just to me, but to a lot of women.

I have found that there are times where people just do not want to tell you the color of what they are wearing so they say “oh I dont know.” My bff always says cherry chapstick even though it is a dr pepper lipsmacker–she doesn’t want people sharing/stealing her look!

I like to give a positive comment when it looks like the person has put a lot of effort into her makeup. I also complement nail color choices. I get complements on my lipstick most of all.

I love complimenting people. Make up, hair, scarf, nail polish…. everything. There is enough negativity going on that I don’t need to be a contributor to it. Funny thing is, I don’t know how to take the compliments. I smile and say thank you. I’m not sure if they want to know what I’m wearing, how I applied it, etc.

Yes, but I rarely see anyone with much makeup on! I work in a military treatment facility, and military members’ makeup has to be very natural. My civilian friends rarely wear makeup, but when they do I always try to tell them it looks nice because most of them are a little intimidated and have said they feel too “made up”.

Often, especially on lipstick, with both friends and strangers. Probably my most common comment on and offline is “that red looks gorgeous on you, what is it?”

I do like to compliment make up on others, nail polish, clothes etc. Sadly most of my compliments go to clothes, jewelry or shoes 🙁 . I´m one of the people that use make up on a regular basis in my school and daily life, and I´m also in the minority about it. Most girls in the mall, school, restaurant go bare faced, so I´m one of the few with visible make up on. And even then I only wear lipstick (shades of pink normaly) and mascara. But when I do see pretty make up or nail polish I´m happy to compliment others. I´ts nice to start a conversation that way or simply get a friendly thank you 🙂 .

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