Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Survey Says

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite setting powder?
  • Favorite finishing powder?
  • Favorite primer?

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33 thoughts on “Survey Says… August 28th, 2013

  1. Your skin tone/coloring: NC 25 (medium with yellow undertones)
    Favorite setting powder? Laura Mercier loose setting powder
    Favorite finishing powder? Guerlain pressed Meteorites
    Favorite primer? Korres anti-aging primer

  2. Catherine

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium-dark, with strong golden undertones
    Favorite setting powder? Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre (#40 Dore)
    Favorite finishing powder? Hourglass Ambient Light ‘Luminous Light’
    Favorite primer? I don’t bother with primers.

  3. helen

    Skin tone – i think i’m NC-15-ish

    Favourite Setting Powder/Finishing Powder – i still don’t know the difference but i always use Guerlain Meteorites pressed powder compact in the beige colour

    Favourite Primer – Hourglass Mineral Veil (?) (i think that’s what it’s called), the product is amazing!

  4. Ana

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC30-35
    Favorite setting powder? MAC Blot Powder
    Favorite finishing powder? MAC Blot Powder LOL (I use the same)
    Favorite primer? I’m currently looking for one.

  5. Laurel

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium Neutral leaning ever so slightly warm, brown hair, amber eyes, YSL B30
    ■Favorite setting powder? MUFE HD
    ■Favorite finishing powder? Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof powder (the loose white one)
    ■Favorite primer? Stila One Step Correct and Laura Mercier Illuminating Primer

  6. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair and neutral/ cool, black hair, blue-grey eyes (I’m never sure which)
    Favorite setting powder? Nars LRSP.
    Favorite finishing powder? I like the Nars powder for finishing as well, but I also love Hourglass Diffused Light and Bobbi Brown Porcelain Pearl
    Favorite primer? Armani Fluidmaster. The first time I applied it, I was shocked, because on its own, it smoothed and evened my skin enough that it looked like I was wearing foundation.

  7. becca

    Your skin tone/coloring: nw/nc10, very pale neutral, oily
    Favorite setting powder? chanel loose powder in translucent1
    Favorite finishing powder? make up for ever hd microfinish powder
    Favorite primer? hourglass veil mineral primer

  8. ■Your skin tone/coloring: C3/NC20
    ■Favorite setting powder? I only use regular face powder or powder foundation (not sure if those can be considered setting powders). Under the eyes I use the NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Face Powder, and on my face MAC Studio Fix Powder + Foundation.
    ■Favorite finishing powder? ELF HD Powder. LOVE it.
    ■Favorite primer? Hmmm, great question. Haven’t found any that help control oil the way I’d like.

  9. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool undertones/pinkness (lol). Urban Decay NAKED Skin Liquid Foundation in 0.5, tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour in Fair
    Favorite setting powder? MAKEUP FOREVER HD Microfinish Powder, if that counts.
    Favorite finishing powder? Are setting and finishing powder the same? >_> If they aren’t, I don’t have one!
    Favorite primer? Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion. Keeps my combination skin totally matte and made my school picture look AH-MAY-ZING with the HD powder on top of my foundation. ^_^ I do like Too Faced Primed & Poreless but it’s a bit… Greasy feeling when you rub it in and doesn’t control oil. It does make pores disappear though! Leaves skin silky too.

    • I sort of thought the same thing – that finishing and setting powder were the same thing – you use a “setting powder” because you’re “finished” doing your makeup and you want to set it all in place.

  10. Helga

    My skintone- Fair
    Favorite setting powder-it cosmetics bye bye pores
    Favorite finishing powder-MAC skinfinish Natural
    Favorite primer- Mally

  11. ■Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Warm
    ■Favorite setting powder? Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil
    ■Favorite finishing powder? don’t really use one
    ■Favorite primer? Don’t use face primer. Use Bare Escentuals Prime Time brighten for eyes.

  12. Jen

    ◾Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC15-20
    ◾Favorite setting powder? MAC Blot Powder in Medium
    ◾Favorite finishing powder? Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (a new favourite!)
    ◾Favorite primer? Laura Mercier Oil-Free Primer :)

  13. Your skin tone/coloring:: medium dark / red undertone
    Favorite setting powder? Ben Nye Banana
    Favorite finishing powder? Ben nye Banana
    Favorite primer? BH Cosmetics foundation primer

  14. Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NW10

    Favorite setting powder? NARS loose powder

    Favorite finishing powder? Rimmel Stay Matte

    Favorite primer? Benefit Porefessionals

  15. tyler

    1) I’m light with neutral to yellow undertones. So like NC10-15/NW10
    2) Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre
    3) Guerlain Parure de Nuit
    4) Chanel Le Blanc Light Revealing Brightening Makeup Base SPF30 (just came out, love it!)

  16. Your skin tone/coloring: medium deep with yellow/golden undertones
    Favorite setting powder? Currently ex1 cosmetics invisiwear compact powder
    Favorite finishing powder? Hourglass ambient lighting powder in dim light
    Favorite primer? Hourglass mineral veil (loses points on price though)

  17. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
    Favorite setting powder? Mac Prep+Prime (pressed or loose)
    Favorite finishing powder? Same – MAC Prep+Prime (can someone explain to me – with examples – the difference between a setting powder and a finishing powder, please?)
    Favorite primer? Hourglass Mineral Veil (for once, I didn’t even have to think about my answer)

    • Hi Mariella – late answer but I hope it helps… One uses setting powder to help foundation stay in place (to literally ‘set it’ so it lasts longer) and/or just to control shine in certain areas (e.g. the T-zone). A finishing powder helps give your skin a bit of oomph, a bit of a glow if you will, to certain areas…or all over, as you feel like.

      Personally I use Guerlain pressed Meteorites as a finishing powder on top of my LM setting powder. The latter tends to mattify my skin, so the former helps give the high points of my face (the cheekbones, esp.) more dimension. Side note: I don’t use a finishing powder if the blush I use (e.g. NARS Orgasm) is on the shimmery side, as it does the job of highlighting my skin on its own.

  18. Nat

    1) very fair, cool
    2)Beauty powder MAC
    3) Mineral Veil bareminerals
    4) Porefessional, benefit

  19. AngieButterfly

    Light-Medium, golden undertones, and lean a little more towards warm.

    Right now it’s NYX Stay Matte Not Flat foundation powder in Natural. I’m combi-oily and this does what it claims for me. I wear it over a thin liquid foundation for more coverage.

    Not sure. The NYX works fine on its own and I’d look too powdery.

    I’m still looking. I do like the feel of the Hourglass one, though.

  20. Andrea

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC15
    Favorite setting powder? MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder
    Favorite finishing powder? MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder as well, I need to branch out!
    Favorite primer? Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

  21. Nikki

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC50

    Favorite setting powder? The only powder I use is my powder foundation which is Sephora Microsmooth Foundation Powder. I don’t apply any other powders because my foundation stays on well on its own.

    Favorite finishing powder? N/A

    Favorite primer? I use Monistat Anti-chafing Powder Gel, and it is wonderful! It makes my face silky smooth, and it keeps all of my makeup in place all day. Before I started using it, my makeup would melt after a few hours. I am curious to try MUFE HD Primer in 0 however (but only because I love MUFE products, not because my current primer doesn’t work).

  22. Veronica

    Your skin tone/coloring: NW10-winter, NC/W15-summer
    Favorite setting powder? Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Pressed Powder
    Favorite finishing powder? Guerlain Meteorites – pressed or loose!
    Favorite primer? I’ve yet to find my HG, but I’m quite liking Revlon’s PhotoReady Perfecting Primer

  23. Your skin tone/coloring: NC20

    Favorite setting powder? NARS Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Setting Powder (loose)

    Favorite finishing powder? Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Powder in Mythic

    Favorite primer? Guerlain Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Primer Les Ors

  24. Katie

    Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral/Beige
    Favorite setting powder? Chanel Translucent Powder
    Favorite finishing powder? ._. I didn’t know there was a difference between setting and finishing powder. So I guess none!
    Favorite primer? Estee Lauder Spotlight – although I believe it has recently been discontinued.

  25. Geneva

    Skin tone: cool, yellow undertone
    Favorite setting powder: Ben Nye Luxury powder
    Favorite finishing powder: MAC Mineralized Skin Finish
    Favorite primer: MAC Prep n Prime

  26. A. Mar

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/light and neutral
    Favorite setting powder? Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
    Favorite finishing powder? Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. They’re amazing.
    Favorite primer? Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. I live in a place that is hot, humid with many storms (why did I move here?) and I stopped having to worry so much about my foundation after buying this.

  27. Melissa C

    Skin tone – light and neutral/warm
    Favorite setting powder – Rimmel Stay Matte
    Favorite finishing powder – Hourlgass Dim Light
    Favorite Primer – Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

  28. Jojo

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC 20-25
    Favorite setting powder? RCMA No Colour setting powder
    Favorite finishing powder? Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder
    Favorite primer? Smashbox photo finish

  29. ■Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool, pinkish undertones, brunette (black hair), hazel eyes;
    ■Favorite setting powder? Malu Wilz Setting Powder;
    ■Favorite finishing powder? Chanel Loose Powder;
    ■Favorite primer? Makeup Atelier Base Irisee.

  30. Your skin tone/coloring: NC15/20
    Favorite setting powder?: Stay Matte Rimmel
    Favorite finishing powder?: Essence Loose Powder
    Favorite primer?: Revlon Photoready Primer