Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Survey Says

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Least flattering blush on you?
  • Least flattering lipstick on you?
  • Least flattering eyeshadow on you?

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59 thoughts on “Survey Says… February 13th, 2013

  1. Avatar of ElKay ElKay

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: NW25 with green eyes
    ■Least flattering blush on you? I tend to like them all
    ■Least flattering lipstick on you? Nude/beige
    ■Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Blue

  2. Janelle

    MUFE 173
    Mac warm soul blush
    Mac plumful
    Anything from the Naked 1 palette

  3. n

    skin tone/coloring: Warm/Tan
    Least flattering blush on you? Oranges, Bright pinks
    Least flattering lipstick on you? Cool reds/pinks, Light nudes
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Yellows, Teals, Greens (never even tried)

  4. Avatar of Laura Laura

    Your skin tone/coloring: Pale, cool-toned (NW15-ish), red hair, green eyes.

    Least flattering blush on you? Despite being cool-toned I don’t generally get on with light, bright blue-based pinks. I think the red hair makes slightly warmer blushes more flattering.

    Least flattering lipstick on you? I would say really pale, milky colours. Whether they’re nudes, pinks or corals, lipsticks with a light base just look a bit weird on me.

    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Very warm, orangey tones. MAC Woodwinked springs to mind, although I can make it work if I use the right base and pair it with the right shades. For some reason very cool colours (blues, greys) aren’t very flattering on me either.

    • Avatar of Lindsay Lindsay

      Hi, Laura! It seems like we have very similar coloring (I’m a fair skinned red head with green eyes, too) but I always figured since my hair and eyes were warm toned, that my skin would be, too. I’ve always wondered about my skin tone because while I have some “cool” characteristics (pinky tones, veins appearing purple/blue under my skin), it seemed counterintuitive that someone with red hair to have cool toned skin! How did you determine your tone, if you don’t mind me asking?

  5. Avatar of Kathryn KEG

    skin tone-tan with pink undertones
    least flattering blush-anything really light or with luminescence (I don’t like to emphasize my large pores)
    least flattering lipstick-really pale nudes ( I look like a corpse), and shades that end up looking chalky
    least flattering eyeshadow-anything that is beige doesn’t really show up on my lids

  6. Skin Tone/Coloring: Light with Pink
    Least Flattering Blush: If I apply it the right way, I have yet to find a blush that I didn’t really like! But I have a lot to try yet too.
    Least Flattering Lipstick: Oh my goodness. Bright reds, corals, and oranges. And nudes! I have yet to find a nude lipstick that works well with me.
    Least Flattering eyeshadow: I’m not a very huge fan of warmer colors. I would rather stick to cooler ones. Even though I own quite a bit of both, bronze-y makes my eyes have a creepy look to them compared to taupe.

  7. Yellowlantern

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC20

    Least flattering blush on you? Almost all of them LOL. I can only seem to do yellow based pinks and pinky-plums. Even rose toned blushes seem to make my cheeks look ruddy and slightly sunburned rather than blushing.

    Least flattering lipstick on you? Light nudes/beige make me look like I’m on my deathbed.

    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? I find it really hard to pull off grey and very grey leaning taupes even though those shades are thought of as neutrals. Those colors just seem to emphasize any dark shadows under my eyes which is definitely not something I need given my constant undereye circles.

    Makes me sad since Pistol and Verve are such gorgeous shades in my Naked 2 palette, but when I try to create a look using them, it usually looks pretty bad on me.

  8. Kristabelle

    Your skin tone/coloring: very pale with yellow undertones, dark hair and dark eyes.

    Least flattering blush on you? plum (makes me look bruised) or ‘nude/neutral’ (makes my face look dirty).

    Least flattering lipstick on you? anything brownish.

    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Mustardy yellow (the one from the MAC surf collection a while back comes to mind…it looks soo gross on me.)

  9. Brenda

    1. NC20-25, blue eyes, dark brown hair
    2. Orange, everything yellow based
    3. Orange,coral, again everything yellow based
    4. Brown

  10. Stephanie

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC20
    Least flattering blush on you? Anything too bronze. It usually looks like I have a fake bake because I am so fair.
    Least flattering lipstick on you? Again, anything too bronze (especially is it’s heavily frosted, ick!)
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Again…bronze…not that I don’t like bronze, I guess I just feel odd wearing it since I am so fair…which kind of makes me sad because I think colors like MAC Amber Lights are gorgeous! I just feel like they are pulled off better on more tan/dark skin tones. :(

  11. CC

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Tan
    Least flattering blush on you? I would say anything reddish, just because I have red spots on my cheeks and if I don’t conceal them well enough, they will pop out more
    Least flattering lipstick on you? Anything pink (only very loud pinks look good on me) and pastel like. My lipsticks have to be loud and vibrant other wise I don’t look good.
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? I can’t think of any right now just because I haven’t experimented with eye shadow too much, I’m more like a lipstick kind of girl.

  12. ■Your skin tone/coloring: Fair
    ■Least flattering blush on you?: Peachy colors
    ■Least flattering lipstick on you?: Brown toned/based colors
    ■Least flattering eyeshadow on you?: Golds/peaches

  13. Avatar of Abbey Abbey W

    Your skin tone/coloring: very pale with neutral undertones-NC 15 ish

    Least flattering blush on you? I haven’t found one that I truly didn’t like. It is very possible for me to overdo blushes with red undertones and look sunburnt, though. Stereo Rose comes to mind!

    Least flattering lipstick on you? Anything too light–makes me look washed out.

    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? I find true grays and silvers hard to pull off.

  14. becca

    skin tone/coloring: super pale NW5 if it was made, dark hair & brown eyes.
    least flattering blush: anything orange or coral ex:chanel frivole blush
    least flattering liptick: anything tan or brownish ex:mac peachstock lipstick.
    least flattering eyeshadow: yellow and orangey golds ex: urban decay half baked.

  15. Your skin tone/coloring: Medium.

    Least flattering blush on you? Purples and browns.

    Least flattering lipstick on you? Very light shades.

    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Putty grays wash me out pretty badly, as it turns out. >:

  16. Avatar of Joyce Joyce

    Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with yellow undertones; dark brown eyes; black hair
    Least flattering blush on you? I don’t buy blushes I know won’t look good :P I’d imagine anything super pale/cool
    Least flattering lipstick on you? Eeee…anything super pale/cool–along the lines of Viva Glam Gaga
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? This one shade from Wet n Wild’s Golden Goddess palette. It was just this terribly unflattering warm nude/orange/copper shade. I can’t even describe it!

  17. Avatar of Julie Julie

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair (NW15)

    Least flattering blush on you? Bronze and burgundy

    Least flattering lipstick on you? Yellow-tinted reds and some orangey-corals

    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? BLUE

  18. Judith

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very pale.
    Least flattering blush on you: hot pinks
    Least flattering lipstick on you: Very pale Nudes and Browns
    Least flattering Eyeshadow on you: Dark colours

  19. Avatar of Ally Allison

    My coloring is light skin that is yellow/olive based. I have very little pink/red tone in my skin. I’ve got dark green blue eyes.

    Blue based pink blushes make me look sickly as well as to dark neutrals. Blue based pinks and purple lipsticks do not flatter my pale skin. A dark slightly blue based red makes everyone’s teeth look whiter but I must be wearing a full face of makeup to pull it off.

    Blue based purples and pinks eyeshadows drain all life from my eyes. Warmer (more green) teal blues I can pull off when I have a tan but not when I am pale.

  20. Avatar of Mariella Anna Alley Cat

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC42-44

    Least flattering blush on you: Peach and light/baby pink, I think!

    Least flattering lipstick on you: Most nudes! They either erase my lips or make me look like I’ve been making out with a tub of flour.

    Least flattering eyeshadow on you?: Colorful ones, eek. Unfortunately, black doesn’t look too good on me either, because it makes my tiny eyelids look even tinier. :[

  21. JRov

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Tan
    Least flattering blush on you?: Clinique – Blush Sunset Glow
    Least flattering lipstick on you?: Tom Ford – Spanish Pink / True Coral
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you?: Maybeline – Tattoo Gold

  22. Avatar of Jen Jennifer

    Skin tone – NW15 -green eyes
    Least flattering blush -oranges
    Least flattering lipstick – yellow based nudes and lavendars. Strangely all purples look really nice on me but lavendars are just baaaaaad.
    Least flattering eyeshadow – silvers and cool grays. Just does nothing for me.

    Over years of playing with makeup I have realized there is almost no shade I absolutely can’t pull off. I think it is a matter of the tone of the color you wear and the balance with the other colors you are wearing. I have really challenged myself to wear colors I have always avoided like blue eyeshadows and peachy/orange blushes. As a result I have really been able to expand my makeup stash and continue my love affair with makeup without getting bored.

  23. Your skin tone/coloring:
    MAC NC 30
    Least flattering blush on you?
    Probably really pale colours
    Least flattering lipstick on you?
    Pale colours, like pale pink and lavender
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you?
    Grey

  24. Avatar of Lindsay Lindsay

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: Red hair, green eyes, very fair skin with pinky neutral tones
    ■Least flattering blush on you? plums/magentas
    ■Least flattering lipstick on you? anything pale or very cool toned
    ■Least flattering eyeshadow on you? white based colors/pastels

  25. Jennifer Lee

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very golden with a tan/olive tinge. Think NC 35

    Least flattering blush on you? Blue-based pinks.

    Least flattering lipstick on you? Blue-based pinks

    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Light greys and in general, blue

  26. Avatar of Ana Ana

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC30-35
    Least flattering blush on you? MAC Peachtwist (way too dark)
    Least flattering lipstick on you? Nude lipsticks in general
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Hmm gray shadows.

  27. Adele

    Your skin tone/coloring: Super pale, cool undertones
    Least flattering blush on you? Any bright baby pinks
    Least flattering lipstick on you? Any classic “nude” like MAC Hue, Myth, etc. Makes me look sickly.
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? I’d probably say blues because I have hazel eyes. Never really liked that combo.

  28. Stephanie

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC25.
    Least flattering blush on you? Blue based pinks.
    Least flattering lipstick on you? Blue based pinks or browns. Ew.
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Cool toned shadows.

  29. Avatar of Sam Sam

    Your Skin Tone/Coloring: Very fair skin, about as light as it comes. Neutral undertones that lean just slightly cool. Brown/Gold eyes, often called “Amber”

    Least Flattering Blush on You? Peach! Which is very disappointing. Everything that has the possibility to turn orange, does.

    Least Flattering Lipstick on You? Any light pinks. My lips are naturally pigmented kind of an apricot/red color. I’m just too used to my natural lip color to find baby pinks pretty on me.

    Least Flattering Eyeshadow on You? Purple. Ugh! Which doesn’t make any sense because it’s supposed to make my eyes practically glow. Unless it’s a BRIGHT purple, I look like I got rocked in the UFC. lol

  30. Skin tone/Coloring: it varies between a yellow base and olive. (I tend to photograph much darker than I am)

    Least flattering blush? Any berry color. Oh my gosh…horrible lol.

    Least flattering lipstick? Nudes. I look dead!

    Least flattering eyeshadow on me? Shimmers. Show up each and every line. Ugh!

  31. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    Skin: Light, neutral.

    Blush: Oranges, Corals, Purples; I prefer colors that look like a shade I would actually “blush”.

    Lipstick: Oranges, Corals, Bright Pinks; they just don’t suit my “aesthetic”.

    Eyeshadow: Warm golds & bronzes; although my eyes are brown, they’re also very cool-toned. Pastels can also look pretty bad, as my eyes (and hair) are very dark.

  32. Avatar of Marian Marian

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/ warm
    ■Least flattering blush on you? blue pinks or anything plummy, or purpley
    ■Least flattering lipstick on you? Blue pinks, purples or orchids
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Purple

  33. May

    Your skin tone/coloring: I’m NC35 in Mac Pro Longwear. So Medium with yellow/golden undertones

    Least flattering blush on you? Anything pale and too blue-pink.

    Least flattering lipstick on you? I recently purchased Nars Funny Face and as much as I love the color, it came off too Playtime Makeup on me! Probably because it has a slight sheen and its definitely a more blue leaning pink.

    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Anything gray, blue, or “steely”. It just comes across as dirty on me. I CAN’T FOR THE LIFE OF ME PULL OF COOL TONES IM SORRY.

  34. Mariela

    Your skin tone/coloring: Warm/Yellow Skin tone
    Least flattering blush on you? Tan/bronze colors (orange based)
    Least flattering lipstick on you? Oranges & some Nudes..
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? White & Light blue

  35. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, cool toned.
    Least flattering blush on you? Anything with very strong red/brown undertones. Makes me look sunburned. I can sometimes get away with orange-y corals if I’m careful with how I do the rest of my makeup.
    Least flattering lipstick on you? Oranges don’t typically work for me, but brown nudes are the most noticeably unflattering. It’s just doesn’t work against my fair skin.
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Mixed with the right colors, I can wear most anything, even the warmest shades, but burgundies and plums are by far the most unflattering by themselves. It looks like somebody has punched me in the eye!

  36. Monica Lewis

    NC40 medium/olive-y (Latina)

    Lipsticks: most nudes don’t work for me…… Yellow-ish based pink (candy yum yum looks awful on me)

    Blush: Reds…. I feel they age me

    Eyeshadows: I try not to limit myself. Anything with moderation looks good.

  37. Michelle

    Your skin tone/coloring: In between NC30 and NC35. Light-medium to medium with mainly yellow undertones, possibly with a hint of peach.
    Least flattering blush on you? Bright, bubblegum or cotton candy pinks, ones that are light and pastel-y. Also purple blush doesn’t go so well with me either. =/
    Least flattering lipstick on you? Pastel anything! Also a lot of nude colors that are lighter than my skintone make me look like I just dipped my lips in flour or chalk. :( I look better in blue lipstick than I do in pastel pink or light nude brown. Lol!
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Blues, greens, and white.

  38. Lisa

    1) Medium-deep tan (about a NC45 in summer)
    2)Anything with pinky blue undertones. I usually opt for softer browner blushers
    3)I dont wear lipstick as a rule but I suppose light pink shades would look ghastly.
    4)Light pastel shades look horrid on me as a rule. Unlike most people I adore red/purple eyeshadow. As long as its blended nicely with a brown shade I think it really brings out the brown in my eyes.

  39. Macy Dofash

    Your skin tone/coloring:a light with yellow undertones
    Least flattering blush on you? reds, very pale pinks
    Least flattering lipstick on you? blue toned reds, pale pinks, browns/ambers
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? cobalt blues and black

  40. Cookie

    Your skin tone/coloring: fair/ cool
    Least flattering blush on you? Coral
    Least flattering lipstick on you? Corals / oranges
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Pink/ orange / rust

  41. L

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: the palest shade in everything with pink undertones.
    ■Least flattering blush on you? reddish pinks just look like bruises.
    ■Least flattering lipstick on you? Browns. I can’t handle a brown lip, though I like Mac’s Oh Oh Oh because it shows some of my natural lip colour. Also, nudes make me look dead.
    ■Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Blue eyeshadow. Enough said.

  42. Loraine B

    Skin Tone: Warm, Light
    Blush: Bright corals
    Lipsticks: Anything blue-based
    Eyeshadow: Cool-toned browns

  43. Avatar of Meagan Meagan

    Skin Tone– Light, warm toned, freckled cheeks/nose

    Worst Blush– Dark pinks or dark plumy pinks

    Worst Lipstick– Anything orange/peach or orange based corals & “medium/mid-tone pinks”

    Worst eyeshadow– Copper, peachy/orange, dark bronze, or medium browns, like MAC Wedge looks muddy on me. (Hazel eyes)

  44. Your skin tone/coloring: NC05 Olive tone

    Least flattering blush on you: anythin leaning to purple or orange. Not that i can’t wear orange but it’s soooo orange on me.

    Least flattering lipstick on you: pale lavender and nudes. Both make me look dead.

    Least flattering eyeshadow on you: Smokey purple they can look bruised one me.

  45. Avatar of erin Erin

    Your skin tone/coloring: pale with blue undertones and slight pink undertones
    Least flattering blush on you? anything orange or brown
    Least flattering lipstick on you? brown, orange, and yellow
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? orange and yellow colors and red.

  46. Avatar of raloves alaras

    Your skin tone: Mac NC20, cool fair – olive, I have a little redness too.
    Least flattering blush: Blue-pinks, orange-peaches like Mac Fresh Honey (yellow clashes with my skintone). And pink-brown ones make me look dull.
    Least flattering lipstick: Neon colours, brown tones, pale pinks turn lavender-grey.
    Least flattering eyeshadow: Stark whites like Sephora’s Alpine Summit. Makes me look old and tired. Peachy tones (like Mac’s all that glitters), reddish browns and oranges don’t work either.

  47. Avatar of Laura Laura

    Your skin tone/coloring: NW15 but a bit more neutral.
    Least flattering blush on you? Anything with orange or plum/lavender tones.
    Least flattering lipstick on you? MAC Sweetie
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Anything with blue or orange tones. Also pale pink and lavender.

  48. Katie

    Your skin tone/coloring: Beige/Neutral
    Least flattering blush on you? Plum, it tends to make me look dead.
    Least flattering lipstick on you? Hm…I would say blue-based reds.
    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Definitely purple!

  49. Your skin tone/coloring- Very fair with pink undertones.

    Least flattering blush on you- Anything yellow based or orange toned. I don’t really have anything for examples because I’m super picky when it comes to my blushes.

    Least flattering lipstick on you- Anything yellow based or orange based. Orange based reds, yellow based pinks or too orange toned corals.

    Least flattering eyeshadow on you- Most warm toned shadows don’t look particularly fantastic on me. For example, MAC All That Glitters is too orange on me, and a lot of the shades in the Naked palette (Half Baked, Naked, and Buck are the worst) are too orange on me.

  50. Avatar of Amy Amy

    Coloring: Super fair, neutral NC/NW 5 with black hair and brown eyes

    Least flattering blush: Stuff with brown or bronze tones
    Least flattering lip color: Haven’t found one yet. Anything from reds, greens, yellows, and blues have looked great on me
    Least flattering eyeshadow: Anything bronzey >< or just warm browns in general. Browns has to be super super cool toned with lots of grey to work for me. Shades like UD's Naked looks orange and gross on me

  51. Angela

    Least flattering blush is bare minerals giddy pink
    Least flattering lipsticks are Revlon in just enough buff and Mac freckle tone
    My skin tone is a warm dark tan or NC42 in Mac Foundation
    I don’t own any unflattering eyeshadow s

  52. renee

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium, olive, yellow undertones.

    Least flattering blush on you? Anything that says barbie pink (blue pink) disasterous…

    Least flattering lipstick on you? Anything that is “true Red” Pink Red and barbie pinks, look awful. not worked out why yet.

    Least flattering eyeshadow on you? Burgundy eyeshadow no matter what warm or cool, makes me look like i got punched out.

  53. Faith

    Skin Tone/Coloring: Fair. Nars Siberia.
    Least flattering blush: Anything sheer or too light. I need a darker blush to give definition to my face since I’m so fair.
    Least flattering lipstick: As much as I hate to say it and as much as I wish I could wear them, plums look terrible on me.
    Least flattering eyeshadow: Blue.