Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Survey Says

Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section! :-)

  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Last product you purchased?
  • Last product you returned?
  • Last product you resisted?

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102 thoughts on “Survey Says… August 15th, 2012

  1. ■Your skin tone/coloring: fair
    ■Last product you purchased? Tom Ford Lipstick in Wild Ginger
    ■Last product you returned? Smashbox eyeshadow quad because it arrived broken (smashed)
    ■Last product you resisted? Brushes! Makeup brushes are my weakness and its very hard to resist buying more!

  2. Your skin tone/coloring: medium/dark
    Last product you purchased? NYX Stay Matte Lipstick (I dont remember the specific shade but its red!) and NYX Hot Red lip pencil
    Last product you returned? Dont remember
    Last product you resisted? Urban Decay’s Perversion eyeliner. I’m trying to convince myself I don’t need more black pencils.

  3. Mariella

    Skin tone: fair, cool
    Last Product Purchased: Nars Como lip gloss
    Last Product Returned: MAC Dangerous Cuvee Paint Pot
    Last Product Resisted: MAC Moth Brown eyeshadow (and it’s sold out now, so I no longer have to “resist”!)

  4. Dominique

    Skintone : medium/fair
    Last product you purchased : Dyptique perfume l’Ombre dans l’Eau
    Last product you returned : none
    Last product you resisted : the MUFE Tango eyepalette

  5. Emily

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: fair
    ■Last product you purchased? Armani Eyes to Kill #15 (ebay score!)
    ■Last product you returned? Hourglass Foundation – bad match
    ■Last product you resisted? Currently resisting buying UD eyeshadows in virgin and naked…. but I waaaaant. This does not bode well.

  6. Ana

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC30-35
    Last product you purchased? Revlon kissable lipbalms, two Maybelline color tattoos, two mascaras and a maybelline palette
    Last product you returned? You can’t return makeup in Mexico
    Last product you resisted? The Electric Cool collection by MAC (enough coral eyeshadows for me LOL)

  7. xamyx

    Coloring: Light, Neutral

    Last item:

    Bought: 2 Rimmel lipglosses, black & pearl white (I can’t recall the names).

    Returned: Sephora Moonbaked eyeshdow palettes; they *really* irritated my eyes, but gorgeous & highly pigmented.

    Resisted: UD Smoked palette; I have 5 of the shades, a MUFE single that is close enough to Backdoor, and the others don’t really call to me.

  8. Elle

    ■Your skin tone/coloring:dark, neutral
    ■Last product you purchased? wet n wild comfort zone palette
    ■Last product you returned? It was a MAC creme blush, can’t remember the name
    ■Last product you resisted?
    Urban Decay Smokey Eyes Kit, I had it in my shopping cart twice lol

  9. Your skin tone/coloring: NC30 with warm undertone.

    Last product you purchased? Batiste XXL volume dry shampoo. It’s my first dry shampoo ever! Heard great things about it.

    Last product you returned? None. This is not a common practice in my part of the world!

    Last product you resisted? Shu Uemura Raspberry & Mocha palette. It’s adorable and the quality is there, but I own enough eyeshadows as it is!

  10. Lauren

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light-Medium (Mac NC 30)
    Last product you purchased? Stuff from the Urban Decay sale – UD vintage eyeshadow in Mildew and Strip, New formula UD eyeshadow in Mushroom, UD lipstick in Midnight Cowgirl, vintage Big Fatty mascara.
    Last product you returned? UD De-Slick. It didn’t work for me. At least no better than products I already had.
    Last product you resisted? Lancome blush trip. I kind of want the free stuff you get with a $35 purchase but I really can’t justify the $35+ purchase.

  11. Mirian

    * Your skin tone/coloring: fair
    * Last product you purchased? hourglass extreme sheen lipgloss
    * Last product you returned? philosphy hope in a jar
    * Last product you resisted? last time i was at sephora i decided to put down some givenchy foundation.

  12. Dinitchka

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Fair
    ■Last product you purchased? Body and Soul Eyeshawdow In Volcano and a Body and Soul Vanity Case In Black
    ■Last product you returned? WnW polish. I already had it in my stash to swatch and forgot I had it. I need to make lists!!
    ■Last product you resisted? MAC By Request. I regret not buying anything but hopefully their will be another opportunity.

    • 18thCenturyFox

      Have you tried B&S before? The last time I saw them was in a Sephora @ 2000 and I have 8 shadows and three brushes coming from them.

      • Dinitchka

        Yes!! I buy their products off of Beyond The Rack, when they are up for sale. I originally bought 5 eyeshadows some time last year. When I saw the vanity case a few weeks ago, I was like “Gotta have, gotta have, gotta have!” Of course I had to buy another eyeshadow to make the 6 for the set. LOL!

        How do you like their brushes? I was debating if I should invest in a few. I’ve a sickness for fondation brushes and eyeliner brushes.

  13. Jennisa

    Colouring: Deep (Mac NC50)
    Last product returned: MAC Pro Longwear Foundation. Broke me out like no other.
    Last product bought: Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Caramel. Had been looking for it while living in London but the shade range there was so poor. ONE shade for women of colour, cause you know, we darker ladies all come in one shade. *eyeroll* Now that I’m back in the Caribbean, I have my shade.
    Last product resisted: UD smoked palette. I really want it, esp as I have no UD eyeshadows, but now I’m back home with no UD counter so thats going to have to wait till the future.

  14. Your skin tone/coloring: Yellow Fair (Asian girl needs some sun!)
    Last product you purchased? Paul & Joe Summer Limited Select Eye Color 001, 002, and 003. My literal last product is a soup and yogurt for lunch today. So glamorous. =p
    Last product you returned? Urban Decay Tinted Moisturizer. My skin was tinted by my face was so shiny! =(
    Last product you resisted? Bath and Body Works Lotion. I’m in the market for lotion.

  15. Skin Tone: Light/Neutral
    Last product bought: Benefit Benetint
    Last Product returned: NONE
    Last product resisted: Urban Decay Smoky Palette

  16. Lulu

    Skin tone/coloring: Very fair, about NW15 / N3
    Last product I purchased: Catrice Allround Cobncealer Palette
    Last product I returned: To be honest, I have never returend a beauty or cosmetic product
    Last product I resisted: That would probably be the whole Diva collection by Zoya. Oh I’m so in love with all those beauties!

  17. Emilie

    Your skin tone/coloring : Warm/light.

    Last product you purchased : Mac lipstick in Coral Bliss, MUFE aquacream #16

    Last product you returned : I’ve never returned a product, when I buy one I try it before and read a lot of reviews about it. But I returned an Urban Decay eyeshadow (Sellout), because it was for my mom and she didn’t like it. I exchanged it for Scratch, which she loves.

    Last product you resisted : Urban Decay Naked Skin, not because I don’t like it, but I’ll just tell my mother to buy it for my b-day, I’m too poor for the moment haha.

  18. nacacijin

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light-Medium Olive

    Last product you purchased? If we’re talking makeup only, either L’Oreal Lumi Foundation or NYX Matte Lip Cream. But if any beauty-related product counts, Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions Toner (my HG) and Pantene Aqua Light Shampoo.

    Last product you returned? An Urban Decay Build Your Own Palette (along with MCRA and ACDC eyeshadows). Not a good value at all.

    Last product you resisted? Everything, every single time I’ve gone into Sephora for the last three months.

  19. Caoimhe

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light (NW15)

    Last product you purchased: Urban Decay Primer Potion.

    Last product you returned: I’ve never returned any beauty products before.

    Last product you resisted: Urban Decay Smoked Palette

  20. shelly

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair (NARS Siberia, Maybelline Fit Me #110, generally < NC/NW15 in most MAC foundations)

    Last product you purchased? Lots of things (yay, birthday!). Urban Decay Smoked Palette, MUFE Aqua Eyes Pencil Shadow in 4E, NYX l/l in Fuschia, NYX Mega Shine l/g in Dolly Pink, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe, a backup of Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara (my HG mascara), Prestige Total Intensity pencil eyeliner in Strong Slate, MAC MSF in Light Year, and a Giovanni styling mist/heat protectant with argan oil and Brazilian keratin.

    Last product you returned? I've never returned a makeup product.

    Last product you resisted? Getting a backup of MAC Pink Cult when it was repromoted.

  21. Grace

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC15
    Last product you purchased: Urban Decay Naked Super Saturated lip pencil and Secret Service vintage shadow
    Last product you returned: I think a UD Loaded single that fell apart the first week I had it.
    Last product you resisted: China Glaze Smoke and Ashes. I had even completed the order on Amazon, then went back and canceled it. But I cant wear black to work.

  22. LauraR.

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very Fair/yellow undertones (pink to cover)
    Last product you purchased? MUFE Eye Seal
    Last product you returned? About to return MUFE Eye Seal (just a mess and too much work to use).
    Last product you resisted? UD Smokey Palette. I love anything UD, but I rarely use such dark colors because they’re harsh against my pale skin. I’d rather use a dark eyeliner and smoke it out than use eyeshadow, which will just become a dark blob on me.

  23. May

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with neutral undertones

    Last product you purchased?: The Good Karma Powder Brush by Urban Decay and a Pixi Lip&Line in “Pale Petal”.

    Last product you returned?: Khiel’s Cucumber Herbal Toner. I usually don’t like to return products, but this stuff really painfully burnt on my skin and gave me a bad breakout. Can’t believe it’s marketed for sensitive skin. :/

    Last product you resisted?: Paul & Joe’s Color Powder CS for Fall 2012 in “Inseparables”. I rarely wear blush and most don’t work for my pale skin anyway. Also I’ll admit I mainly fancy it because of the cute packaging, haha. :’)

  24. Skintone: Very fair, warm/ NC15

    Last Product Purchased: MAC Guacamole & Moth Brown

    Last Product Returned: It’s been ages since I returned a product, I think it was a Too Faced eyeshadow duo. I wish I had returned that awful Benefit Georgia at the same time, it smells awful and does nothing!

    Last Product Resisted: MAC Jeté. I worried that it would be too pink so I didn’t bother. Looks like a colour that is so similar to a million others anyway.

  25. MonicaP

    Skin: reddish

    Last product: NYX clear gloss

    Returned: Boscia Pore strips – ripped the skin right off my nose!

    Resisted: Bobby Brown Twilight palette. Honesty, do I need another neutral palette?

  26. Maggie

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light with yellow undertones

    Last product you purchased? Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circles Eraser Treatment Concealer in Brightener. I highly recommend if you like to use a pinky-salmon corrector for dark circles. Oh, and Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Foundation is on its way to me–have not tried yet.

    Last product you returned? Covergirl Trublend Foundation–the light shade range is too pink or orange on me (which is how it is for Covergirl in general).

    Last product you resisted? UD Smoked Palette. On one hand, I have similar colors or it would be quite easy to attain similar colors without that price tag. On the other hand, I don’t have these specific UD colors, have not tried the reformulated shadows, and this kit comes with an in-depth instructional booklet that intrigues me (can’t remember UD ever doing something like that before).

  27. Liz

    Your skin tone/coloring: light-medium, yellow/warm-toned
    Last product you purchased? Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil
    Last product you returned? (can’t remember)
    Last product you resisted? YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains

  28. 18thCenturyFox

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC10
    Last product you purchased? Sephora Argentine brush roll & a ton of UD vintage shadows
    Last product you returned? I can’t remember which is odd because I have no fear in returning
    Last product you resisted? More UD vintage shadows (all the DC’d ones)

  29. Sonora

    Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC 35=, warm olive
    Last product you purchased? Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer, Medium-Tan
    Last product you returned? Maybelline Matte Mousse Foundation
    Last product you resisted? Too Faced Natural Eye Shadow Palette

  30. Your skin tone/coloring: Olive Fair

    Last product you purchased: Annebelle twist-up lip crayons.

    Last product you returned: Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips … horrible product and got my full $80 back on it. >_<

    Last product you resisted: Que bake mineral palette.

  31. Your skin tone/coloring: medium
    Last product you purchased? Urban decay naked skin foundation
    Last product you returned? Urban decay naked skin foundation
    Last product you resisted? Nars foreplay blush palette

  32. Your skin tone/coloring: fair to light
    Last product you purchased? NARS Tinted Moisturizer in Finland
    Last product you returned? Kate Somerville Quench Serum (breakout city)
    Last product you resisted? Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille. I’m actually not resisting but, rather, waiting a few months so someone can buy it for my birthday present!

  33. I’m around N20 in MAC terms!

    I’ve been on a drugstore kick: I bought 2 of the L’oreal New York Nudes nail polishes today, and the new Maybelline Color Tattoos over the last couple days.

    Returned: Sephora’s Nano eyeliner – I bought it to get up to the free ship maximum on, plus it was cheap & a pretty color. It lasted all of 5 minutes on my eye – super creamy, but just slid right off my face. At least Sephora is great with returns!

    Resisted: I haven’t bought any of the new Guerlain blush duos. Yet.

  34. Your skin tone/coloring: pale, neutral-cool toned
    Last product you purchased? Giorgio Armani gloss #515 (Vintage)
    Last product you returned? I don’t think I’ve ever returned a beauty product, other than ones I recycled at Mac
    Last product you resisted? Armani Eyes to Kill #24. I have a couple of black with gold shimmer shades already, I keep having to tell myself that I don’t need another one, because they won’t look that different on my eyes… If my counter hadn’t run out of #25, I don’t know if I would have been able to resist.

    I’m surprised at how many people answered the Urban Decay Smoked Palette for that last question. I guess it’s because it’s new, but it makes me think that it’s not their most successful release…

  35. Rachel

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light pink undertones NW20
    Last product you purchased? Loreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara
    Last product you returned? I don’t remember
    Last product you resisted? Dior Diorskin Shimmer Star in Rose Diamond. I’m probably going to end up buying it though.

  36. Angela

    Your skin tone/coloring: fair w/some pink undertones

    Last product you purchased? Chanel Fleur de Lotus Joues Contrast Blush (awesome) and Cargo Montebello blush (The perfect blush color & sheen. Much better than Nars Orgasm IMHO, waaay less sparkle!). Burberry Trench eye shadows, Edward Bess platinum concealer, Edward Bess eye shadows in Nude & Intimate. Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base. La Roche Posay Tolerane DermoCleanser and Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. It was a big shopping day.

    Last product you returned? Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H 110 Ivoire & Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua 10 Beige. Ugh to both.

    Last product you resisted? Chanel nail polish #617 Holiday. Burberry light glow natural blush in Blossom 05.

  37. Chelsea

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, freckly, neutral undertones
    Last product you purchased? Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 0.5 (this may end up returned, it’s quite dark)
    Last product you returned? Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain (very dark and a bit orangey)
    Last product you resisted? Nothing in particular! I haven’t really been wanting anything except a foundation that actually matches my neck/jawline, which is hard because I’m quite pale.

  38. Tam

    ■Your skin tone/coloring:deep/dark with golden undertones MAC NC45/Revlon Caramel/Bobbi Brown Warm Almond
    ■Last product you purchased? Revlon Brow Fantasy in Brunette and Smashbox BB Cream in Dark
    ■Last product you returned? can’t remember
    ■Last product you resisted? always resisting skin care products since I’m always looking for a miracle to control acne

  39. Theresa

    Skin Tone: Fair with pink undertones NW15

    Last product purchased?: MAC Plink! Lipstick

    Last Product Returned: Can’t remember, I don’t return very often

    Last Product Resisted: bourjois healthy mix concealer

  40. Marian

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/ warm
    ■Last product you purchased? Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge in No. 8
    ■Last product you returned? I’ve only returned product that I can recall. It was “City Lips”. It was supposed to plump lips. It didn’t.
    ■Last product you resisted? Carols Daughter Monoi Shampoo and Conditioner

  41. Linda

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: Very pale with pink undertones.

    ■Last product you purchased? Estee Lauders new vivid shine eyeshadows.

    ■Last product you returned? I’ve only ever returned one thing and that was about 3 years ago, it was illamasqua’s powder foundation and that was only because i’d asked for the cream one.

    ■Last product you resisted? The rest of the estee lauder vivid shine eyeshadow’s I haven’t already got.

  42. Mandee

    Your skin tone/coloring: light with pink undertones

    Last product you purchased? Sephora summer beauty kit (on sale)

    Last product you returned? Chocolate soliel bronzer by Too Faced. The product becomes unusable after a few months. Won’t come off on brush:/

    Last product you resisted? Tom Ford cream contour kit. I want it so bad!

  43. Tyler

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Medium with pink undertones.
    ■Last product you purchased? Hourglass Opaque Rouge in Icon, Edition and Canvas.
    ■Last product you returned? The Chanel kabuki/touch-up brush. It shed after several washes and weeks. There was no point in keeping it!
    ■Last product you resisted? The new estee lauder nail polishes.

  44. Arlene

    Your skin tone/coloring: light tan
    Last product you purchased? Tarte marajuca cheek tint, shimmering power and creaseless concealer
    Last product you returned? I think it was a makeup forever aqua cream
    Last product you resisted? Buying a brown colored maybelline lipstick

  45. Tuss

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC05 or NC10, NARS Siberia, Bobbi Brown Alabaster

    ■Last product you purchased? Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24h Foundation in shade 005

    ■Last product you returned? We don’t return beauty items in Sweden

    ■Last product you resisted? Everything I can’t afford!

  46. Nikki

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC50

    Last product you purchased? MAC Spice lipglass

    Last product you returned? Sephora Microsmooth Foundation Face Powder; nice powder but I fall between the two deepest shades so the search for the perfect powder foundation continues! -__-

    Last product you resisted? MAC Rebel lipglass. I think the color would be beautiful on my dark skin tone, but I rarely wear deep shades on my lips because I prefer brights. As of now, I’ve chisen to pass for fear that it will rarely get used.

    • Elle

      Hi, I am the same skin tone as you and I love Rebel. It is not really as dark as it looks in the tube, its my go-to color for when I go out :)

  47. Miss J

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light to Light Medium. Golden/Olive. NC20-25.
    Last product you purchased? NARS Super Orgasm Blush
    Last product you returned? I don’t return often, so I couldn’t tell ya last item returned.
    Last product you resisted? NARS Angelika Blush, but I might get it as a treat to myself.

    P.S. – SO SO SO happy to be back on this blog!! I’ve been netless for 3 days plus part of Sat and part of today, so good to be back! *waves to all* LOL.

    • Dinitchka

      Welcome back Miss J. I’ve been missing your posts!

      • Miss J

        Thanks, Dinitchka! I really appreciate the comment/welcome back! I was in blog withdrawal – missed reading all the posts/chatting with everyone. Hope you’re week is going well! :)

    • 18thCenturyFox

      I feel your pain re: even a short break from the internets. Of course I am shamed by my need to check *certain* sites with shameful regularity.

  48. Jessica

    Your skin tone/coloring: light side of medium (haha) neutral undertones
    Last product you purchased? I ordered a few things from urban decay’s sale but haven’t gotten them yet- the vegan palette (had my eye on it for ages), lovechild lipstick (total impulse buy), single eyeshadow in “baked”, and their vintage big fatty mascara (who can pass up $5 mascara??)
    Last product you returned? japonesque spirit brush cleaner- that stuff smelled so disgusting I didn’t want to use it on anything that was going to be near my face!! eeeew.
    Last product you resisted? Dior amber diamond. I CANNOT justify the price tag on this one. it’s beautiful…. but it’s just too much for a highlighter…. but it’s soo beautiful… lol.

  49. Your skin tone/coloring: Tan with olive undertones

    Last product you purchased? Hourglass immaculate foundation (Amazing!), Nars Joie De Vivre blush palette

    Last product you returned? Mac Studio fix powder in C6

    Last product you resisted? Naked palette

  50. Mo

    Skin tone/coloring-Dark with yellow undertones

    Last product you purchased? MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick

    Last product you returned? Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer

    Last product you resisted? MAC Center of the Universe MSF

  51. Emilia

    Your skin tone/coloring: I use a combo of NC20 to NW25 I have warm uder tones, i decides to stop tanning for good the health of my skin is to important!
    Last product you purchased? 3 Electric Cool Eye Shadows from M.A.C
    Last product you returned? M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid, i have tried all of M.A.C’s foundation and the only one I have ever repurchased is Studio Sculpt!
    Last product you resisted? I am always tempted to by bright colored eye shadows such as fuchsia and royal blues. but then i never use them, so I have learned to stick to neutrals and sometimes maybe an eye shadow that is copper colored

  52. EvilPinkRobot

    1. Fair/warm (Before my tan, now I have no idea.)

    2. OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

    3. A brand-new foundation that I was really excited for because I finally found one that, not only matched my skin, but didn’t burn my uber sensitive skin. Why did I return it? I accidentally tanned. :(

    4. Urban Decay eyeshadow in Snatch. I love the color, it was actually in stock at the store, but I keep thinking I have something similar already. I really need to check that.

  53. Liz

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: NW20
    ■Last product you purchased? Moth Brown & Jete
    ■Last product you returned? Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir
    ■Last product you resisted? Earthly MES and Light Year MSF from the Heavenly Creature collection

  54. Amber

    1) Deep pink toned fair skin. Probably around NW20
    2) I just picked up a new NARS Larger than Life Liner in Via Appia. Ran out this morning after doing one eye so I knew it was time for another.
    3) I normally only buy stuff I’m dead set on, so my last return was a MAC liner that they gave me the wrong shade in.
    4) Resisted getting UD Mushroom and Verve

  55. Your skin tone/coloring: light warm

    Last product you purchased? H2O+ Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment. No wait, I bought a hand sanitizer from Bath & Body Works Halloween collection yesterday, Ghoul Friend!

    Last product you returned? Essie All Tied Up nail polish. I was just not happy with the shade!

    Last product you resisted? Hmpff, should I give just one?? Well, OPI Schnapps Out Of It! from the Germany collection.

  56. Halle

    1) NW15
    2) I purchased several items yesterday at Sephora in honor of school starting, so I purchased NARS’ Albratross, Alhambra, Ashes to Ashes, & Sin/Casino duo. Also purchased Stila’s Kitten e/s and two Tarte Amazionian Clay Blushes in Exposed & Glisten.
    3) MUFE Foundation in 110; just didn’t work for me, definitely not worth the $42.
    4) NARS Schicap l/s

  57. Wendy

    ■Your skin tone/coloring:NW 30
    ■Last product you purchased?UD Naked Skin Liquid Makeup…Love it!
    ■Last product you returned?Believe it or not, UD Smoked Palette, was not impressed with it at all and had a couple of the shades already.
    ■Last product you resisted? Marc Jacobs Dot perfume

  58. Veronica

    Skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool

    Last product you purchased? Took advantage of Urban Decay’s clearance sale to pick up Lounge and Hot Pants. (I’m kind of surprised they’re discontinuing the former.)

    Last product you returned? Pfft, I’m way too lazy to return things. I just give them away.

    Last product your resisted? I really, REALLY wanted MAC’s Candy Yum Yum. I had to hold fast to my Project Pan (Tube?) vow to pass it up.

  59. Kathleen

    Skin tone/coloring: MAC NC30-NC35
    Last product bought: Dior Capture Totale eye cream and night cream
    Last product returned: MAC pro longwear lipliner (don’t remember shade, but red) because I realized the NYX Hot Red lipliner was a dupe.
    Last product resisted: Tarte for True Blood collection (I don’t resist often!!)

  60. Cynthia Gaytan

    I’m medium/tan
    I bought MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow in Magnetic Attraction
    I haven’t returned anything
    I resisted purchasing MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation, I need to finish the powders I have.

  61. Tracy

    Skin tone/coloring-NC20, but I’m more tanned now

    Last product you purchased? Nars Charade eyeshadow duo

    Last product you returned? Clinique pore refining serum

    Last product you resisted? The new Too Faced 3 way eyeliner, but I know I’ll cave in very soon, with all the good reviews I’ve been seeing online !

  62. Crystal

    Olive to Light Brown
    Philosophy Fresh Cream Body Lotion
    Sephora Gel Lipstick

  63. Diana

    Olive with Yellow Undertones
    Purchased the newly repackaged Pro Longwear Foundation from MAC after waiting for MONTHS! (I live in S. Cali, so I need something longwearing right now)
    Took back MAC Matchmaster Foundation(it didn’t match and emphasized pores)
    Resisted Urban Decay Smoked Palette

  64. Your skin tone/coloring:Medium w/cool undertones(MUFE HD 160)
    Last product you purchased?MAC Paintpot in Soft Ochre,MAC Lipsticks in Creme D’Nude,St. Germain,Snob and Up theAmp,Urban Decay Vintage Eyeshadows in Minx,Purple Hazea,Mildew,Woodstock
    Last product you returned?none
    Last product you resisted? Sugarpill Heartbreaker palette (but I’m still going to get it)

  65. Chelsea

    -Your skin tone/coloring: NC20

    -Last product you purchased? L’Oreal Colour Riche in Volcano. Couldn’t resist the shade in the advertisement at Ulta.

    Last product you returned? Nars Orgasm… everyone is supposed to love this and somehow I don’t… what’s that about?

    Last product you resisted? Urban Decay Smoked Palette & and now the Armani limited edition eye liner… it calls to me all good black eye liner… I can here it calling my name!

    • Miss J

      Hi, Chelsea! You’re definitely not alone in not loving Orgasm. I swatched this shade for years; it just never called to me. I bought it thinking I was just rejecting it due to all the hype; I thought once I had it then I would end up using and liking it, but nope. It just doesn’t do it for me at all. Surprisingly, I do love Super Orgasm, though – just wish it would come without the gold glitter (even if on me it doesn’t really stick).

      Do you have a favorite NARS blush?

  66. Desiree

    Skin coloring: NC5
    Last product purchased: UD Naked skin in 0.5 and UD 24h liquid liner in Smog, I love it!!!
    Last product returned: Essie tart deco n/p
    Last product resisted: Dior golden savannah palette! Thanks to Christine for the dupes, tried it with my Urban Decay dupes and it was gorgeous!

    • Margo

      Hi Desiree! I’m interested in the new Urban Decay foundation and I was wondering what you think of the shade .5. I can’t find descriptions on the Sephora website. I have porcelain skin with pink undertones and I am usually the lightest shade in foundations. In Makeup Foever HD Foundation I’m about 110. Do you think .5 would be good for people with pink undertones?

  67. Laura

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool-toned (NW15ish), green eyes, red hair)

    Last product you purchased? I ordered some Konad nail stamping plates from Amazon but they haven’t arrived yet. I also hauled a few China Glaze and OPI polishes.

    Last product you returned? You can’t return beauty products in the UK.

    Last product you resisted? Urban Decay Smoked Palette. I usually buy UD palettes no matter what, but I already own 5 of the shades and the 5 new ones don’t look that unique. I might get it eventually, but I’ll leave it for the moment.

  68. san

    Skintone/Colouring: Medium warm nc42,black eyes n hair
    recent purchase: Clarins enchanted eyeshadow set.
    returned: Nothing-no return policy allowed.
    Resisted: Guerlain/ Chanel eyeshadows.

  69. Shelley

    I am NC 15
    My last purchases were MAC grain and bamboo e/s, UD strip and smog e/s, and some e/s from Makeup geek (this was birthday money)
    My last return was Nars orgasma blush-really disliked on me. WAAAY to red/pink.
    Last resisted the Urban Decay Smoked palette-I’m a sucker for palettes and sample sets. But I’m OCD with my eyeshadows and really like them all to fit in MAC palettes so I’m limiting any e/s palettes that don’t fit the 1″ diameter round pan.

  70. Mar

    Your skin tone/coloring: light with neutral undertones
    Last product you purchased? Maybelline Color Tattoo in On and On Bronze
    Last product you returned? Clinique Three Step System in 3… Too harsh for my type of skin
    Last product you resisted? UD Naked2 Palette; it was too similar to the first one.

  71. Mariela

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium beige/Black hair/Dark Brown eyes
    Last product you purchased? Loreal Magic Skin beautifier BB cream (Awesome)!
    Last product you returned? Garnier Fructis BB Cream (Hate the smell)
    Last product you resisted? Gosh Lipstick in Darling (Was to creamy and cakey, probably the color)

  72. Mariela

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium beige/Black hair/Dark Brown eyes
    Last product you purchased?Loreal Magic Skin beautifier BB cream (Awesome)!
    Last product you returned?
    Last product you resisted? UD Naked Foundation & the new Too Faced Creamy Lipsticks

    • AbigailOD

      The Too Faced Creamy lipsticks are so tempting! I’m right there with you, I resisted the temptation! =D But who knows what will happen next time! ;p

  73. Regina

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC 10
    Last product you purchased? Laura Mercier eyebasics in flax, Burt bees grapefruit lip balm and Lancome Maison travel palette! :)
    Last product you returned? Covergirl lash blast (got brown instead of black)
    Last product you resisted? Nars deep throat

  74. Angie

    Your skin tone/coloring: Mac NC 15- I’m pretty neutral

    Last product you purchased? Beauty product? mmmm does hair stuff cout? I bought the Beach Babe hair texturizer from “not your mothers” Other than that I re-purchased the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, I’m totally addicted to the stuff.

    Last product you returned? I returned a YSL glossy stain, wrong color for me.. but I bought a different shade a little later down the road.

    Last product you resisted? I was so in love with the Estee Lauder Mad Men collection, specifically the blush, I SO wanted to get it, but since I’m already a blush junkie and have so many similar shades, I couldn’t justify the purchase, I love blush, I love adorable packaging and I LOVE Mad it was pretty hard.

  75. Leticia

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: NC25
    ■Last product you purchased? MAC Eyeshadow in Vex
    ■Last product you returned? Unfortunately, makeup products cannot be returned in Mexico…..
    ■Last product you resisted? MAC Light Year MSF…I didn’t even go look at it at the store because I knew I would want to take it!

  76. Kafka

    ~Your skin tone/coloring: Olive, pale to medium.
    ~Last product you purchased? NARS Concealer Duo & NARS Maui Multiple.
    ~Last product you returned? L’Oreal Infallible in Smouldering Plum.
    ~Last product you resisted? Urban Decay’s eyeshadow sale (I wouldn’t have had enough to get free shipping), Armani ETK #15 on eBay (though I did bid for a while) & the new Hèrmes perfume.

  77. AbigailOD

    * Your skin tone/coloring: – Tan/olive with warm, yellow undertones NC40
    * Last product you purchased? Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation (Was more curious with UD Naked foundation but it wasn’t a good match for me color and finish-wise and this one isn’t too bad.) Oh, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk is on the way, just waiting on it now! =D
    * Last product you returned? MAC Mineralize Satinfinish foundation (I wanted luminous, not greasy. A little much for me even when my skin is normal/dry. Bummer.) And now it’s discontinued =/
    * Last product you resisted? UD Naked 2 Palette (Ayyy, but I think it’s inevitable that it will find a home in my case…pretty soon! Yet I’m holding on to my will power!)

  78. Your skin tone/coloring: NC50

    -Last product you purchased? MAC “Please Me”

    Last product you returned? Unfortunately you can’t return products once tested in London.

    Last product you resisted? NARS Aubergine Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.

  79. Sarah

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, neutral
    Last product you purchased? Benefit Hervana boxed powder- love it!
    Last product you returned? Hmm..I actually don’t think I’ve ever returned a makeup product
    Last product you resisted? NARS Strada eyeshadow. Such a beautiful colour but I can’t justify spending $28 CAD for one shadow!

  80. Jessica

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: fair with neutral undertone
    ■Last product you purchased? L’oreal infalliable eyeliner in slate
    ■Last product you returned? L’oreal nail polish in Boozy Brunch
    ■Last product you resisted? Urban Decay Naked foundation

  81. Michelle

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light Brown/warm MUFE HD 155
    Last product you purchased? MAC Rocker lipstick
    Last product you returned? Too Faced Neutral Eye Palette- too similar to alot of colors I already own
    Last product you resisted? – MAC Ruby Woo lipstick – everyone keeps saying it’s the perfect red but I can’t pull the trigger

  82. Tigerlily

    – Skin tone/coloring: medium beige (olive)
    – Last product you purchased? YSL eye liner moiré, in the bronze tone
    – Last product you returned? We can’t return make up in Belgium (do I miss the US’ customer-friendly policies!) but I would have returned my Guerlain eyeshadow palette. Lovely green-golden tones but the stuff is so dry it won’t even stick to the brush :-S
    – Last product you resisted? Chanel nail polishes…I only manage to resist temptation because of my brittle nails!

  83. Your skin tone/coloring:
    Last product you purchased? Wet ‘n Wild cream shadow pencil in Pixie (perfect for inner corner highlighting and only $2)
    Last product you returned? Garnier BB Cream; I accidentally bought the medium/deep shade.
    Last product you resisted? Marc Jacobs’ new Dot fragrance.

  84. Your skin tone/coloring: medium tan and warm (MAC NC 37)
    Last product you purchased? Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast lipsticks
    Last product you returned? I’m going to return a Lush perfume that’s leaking.
    Last product you resisted? MAC Viva Glam Nicki Minaj lipstick.

  85. Heraclio

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Tan skin with olive tones

    Last product you purchased? LUSH Brazened Honey Fresh Face mask. (Good stuff!)

    Last product you returned? A Shiseido cleansing brush.

    Last product you resisted? Chanel COCO Noir parfum! (Smells divine but for 110?! I’ll wait till I finish my other scents)

  86. Margo

    Skin coloring: Very fair. I have porcelain skin. I’m MAC NW15.
    Last product I bought: Benefit’s Insta Brown in Medium or Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream in Light. I already lost the BB cream though and I never lose makeup products. It’s somewhere in my house but I can’t find it. It’s okay though because it was too dark for me when I tried it.
    Last product I returned: I rarely return products but it would have to be Makeup Forever HD Foundation. I bought it at Sephora and the sales lady sold me a shade that was too dark with yellow undertones. I still love the foundation and I use it now in a lighter shade.
    Last product I resisted: Probably NARS Orgasm blush or a YSL lip gloss.

  87. Jeanine

    Your skin tone/coloring: golden medium (never been mac tested)
    Last product you purchased? bareMinerals Good Morning Gorgeous 7-Piece Eye Collection
    Last product you returned? Burt’s Bees Lip kit (it was going to be a gift, but I ended up with something different)
    Last product you resisted? the new LORAC Pro palette *sigh* I will break down eventually ….

  88. K

    Your skin tone/coloring: light/medium with yellow undertones
    Last product you purchased: Nars blush in Luster
    Last product you returned: Lorac double feature
    Last product you resisted: Tarte amazonian clay blush in Tipsy (!!!)

  89. Stefanie

    skin: fair but right now suntanned
    purchased Maybelline lipstick in Strike a Rose
    returned ?
    resisted Hourglass lip stain in Muse