Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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:
  • Favorite every day blush?
  • Favorite bold blush?
  • Favorite blush finish?

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73 thoughts on “Survey Says… January 15th, 2014

  1. Clio

    Skin tone: light/medium, yellowish olive, warm
    Favourite everyday blush: Hot Mama, the balm
    Favourite bold blush: Bella Bamba, Benefit

  2. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Ivory

    Favorite every day blush? MAC Warm Soul

    Favorite bold blush? NARS Exhibit A

    Favorite blush finish? Luminous

  3. Your skin tone/coloring: fair, mostly neutral, pink. Chanel BR-12
    Favorite every day blush? MAC’s Dainty or Milani’s Luminoso, as of this week. My all time favorite is NARS’ Madly
    Favorite bold blush? NARS Taj Mahal, Tarte Blushing Bride (powder form), MAC Fleur Power
    Favorite blush finish? Satin
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  4. Dorothy

    Skin tone: Light – medium with cool olive undertones
    Favourite everyday blush: NARS Luster
    Favourite bold blush: MAC Dollymix
    Favourite blush finish: Satin

  5. Elle Jaye

    Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC50/Estee Lauder DoubleWear Amber Honey
    Favorite every day blush? La Femme Sienna/Nars Dolce Vita
    Favorite bold blush? Estee Lauder Naughty/MAC Fever
    Favorite blush finish? Matte

  6. Your skin tone/coloring: medium warm

    Favorite every day blush? Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in Warm Glow. It looks very natural.

    Favorite bold blush? Smashbox Halo Longwear Blush in In Bloom. It’s hot pink!

    Favorite blush finish? Matte, but of course not chalky. I have bad skin so anything with sheen or shimmer emphasized my pores and imperfections.

  7. Divya

    Your skin tone/coloring: MAC FnB C4 Medium golden

    Favorite every day blush? Tarte Exposed, Chanel Destiny

    Favorite bold blush? Tarte Natural Beauty, Chanel Presage

    Favorite blush finish? Matte, luminous

  8. xamyx

    Skintone/coloring: Fairly light, very neutral; dark-featured.

    Everyday: NARS Douceur.

    Bold: NARS Sin; I prefer my “face” products to look natural, and while Sin may not be intense/bright, on my skintone, it’s very obvious.

    Finish: Louminous sheen.

  9. Sarah

    Skin tone: fair with warm undertones
    Favourite every day: Nars Douceur
    Favourite bold: Nars Day Dream or Nars Deep Throat (neither are really ‘bold’ – I have naturally flushed cheeks anyway, but these are what I choose if I want a bit more colour)
    Favourite finish: satin or matte

  10. Fair
    Illamasqua zygomatic
    Nyx Red

  11. Your skin tone/coloring: Light
    Favorite every day blush? MAC Mineralized Blush in Dainty or NARS Deep Throat
    Favorite bold blush? Uhmmm, maybe Tarte Natural Beauty, I think that’s what it’s called.
    Favorite blush finish? Matte.Satin!
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  12. patsyann

    My skin tone is light olive with yellow undertones. I consider myself to be in the warm category.
    My favorite everyday blush is either, at the moment Rocketeur or Burberry’s Earthy. I have so many blushes that I do try to rotate them, though.
    I don’t wear bold blushes, but I do like Tarte’s Dollface used with a very light hand.

  13. Your skin tone/coloring: Light, warm / brunette
    Favorite every day blush? Tarte Exposed
    Favorite bold blush? Guerlain bubble blush Cherry
    Favorite blush finish? Matte

  14. patsyann

    Oh, I forgot the last question: I prefer matte but I do use satin or “glow” from time to time.

  15. Laurel

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium Neutral MUFE 125
    Favorite every day blush? MAC Blushbaby or Benefit Sugarbomb
    Favorite bold blush? MAC Dollymix and the Balm in stain blushes
    Favorite blush finish? My favorite is matte, but I don’t mind a bit of shimmer, as long as it doesn’t look like it sits on the skin. Sugarbomb makes me look “lit from within” glow so that’s fine with me!

  16. Your skin tone/coloring: NC15
    Favorite every day blush? I change up my blush pretty much everyday, but one of my favorite everyday shades is MAC Fleet Fast, which was LE.
    Favorite bold blush? MAC Frankly Scarlet or NARS Desire
    Favorite blush finish? I don’t have a favorite finish, but I don’t really like anything too glittery.

  17. Eliz

    Skintone/Coloring: Very Fair with cool undertones

    Favorite Every Day Blush: Illamasqua Naked Rose (most amazing neutral pink ever) or Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud (more peachy-pink and the most gorgeous velvety finish)

    Favorite Bold Blush: Illamasqua Tweak (perfect for true Snow White cheeks)

    Favorite Finish: Matte to slightly luminous

  18. Donna N

    Your skin tone/coloring: fair with cool undertones (Sephora Color IQ 1Y02)
    Favorite every day blush? NARS Sex Appeal or BENEFIT Sugarbomb
    Favorite bold blush? MAC Bite of an Apple (from the Disney Villians collection) or MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Blush in Quickie
    Favorite blush finish? Satin/Matte

    • I’m so jealous. I wanted Bite of an Apple. Though it might be too orange or warm for me, I didn’t care – I just really wanted it and would have MADE it work!!!

  19. Your skin tone/coloring: fair/light pink-neutral
    Favorite every day blush? MAC peaches
    Favorite bold blush? MAC salsarose
    Favorite blush finish? Satin

  20. Clara

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC15
    Favorite every day blush? Benefit Rockateur. I just bought it because of a mood, but OMG i just love it!
    Favorite bold blush? NARS Angelika. It’s pink, it’s glittery, I want it!
    Favorite blush finish? Soft shimmer/sheen.

  21. Fair/neutral
    Nars Orgasm
    Nars Desire

  22. Kristanna

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair

    Favorite every day blush? Essence Blush in Natural beauty. Its a dupe for Kevn Aucoins Natura blush.

    Favorite bold blush? Maybelline Baked Blush Spring 2013 in Coral Burst

    Favorite blush finish? Satin

  23. ◾Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium with cool/neutral undertones
    ◾Favorite every day blush? NARS Deep Throat
    ◾Favorite bold blush? NARS Desire
    ◾Favorite blush finish? Satin

  24. Christina

    Your skin tone/coloring: Asian Light tan neutral, MAC C4
    Favorite every day blush? Bareminerals Warmth or EL Sensuous Rose…don’t make me pick just 1!
    Favorite bold blush? Maybelline Ravishing Rouge
    Favorite blush finish? Satin

  25. Lydia G.

    Skin tone/coloring: Fair with neutral undertones
    Favorite every day blush? Neutrogena Healthy Skin Custom Glow in Rosy Glow (this is a blush/bronzer duo; I’ve been using it for years and it’s amazing)
    Favorite bold blush? Melt Into Spring from the Too Faced “A Few of My Favorite Things” palette
    Favorite blush finish? I like matte finishes or VERY subtle satin finishes.

  26. Your skin tone/coloring: vampire, cool-neutral

    Favorite every day blush? Lancome Blush Subtil in Rose Sable

    Favorite bold blush? Chanel cream blush in Affinite

    Favorite blush finish? Cream – I feel like it’s easier to blend out, and I employ my lipsticks as blushes if I feel like it!
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  27. Michele

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/light with cool undertones.
    Favorite every day blush? Tarte Thankful, MUFE Nip Slip
    Favorite bold blush? MUFE Innuendo
    Favorite blush finish? Matte in Powder, but prefer cream/gel blushes

  28. ■Your skin tone/coloring: C3/NC20
    ■Favorite every day blush? NARS Amour or Avon Earthen Rose, depending on the rest of my face.
    ■Favorite bold blush? Nars Desire.
    ■Favorite blush finish? MATTE.

  29. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool-toned
    Favorite every day blush? Tarte Natural Beauty
    Favorite bold blush? MAC Her Blooming Cheek (LE) or Frankly Scarlet
    Favorite blush finish? MAC’s Sheertone Shimmer – it doesn’t have glitter but it has a lovely glow to it. Some of the mineralized blushes are the same – when you buff them a bit, they take on this lit-from-within sheen.

  30. Vanessa V

    Your skin tone/coloring: Nuetral-NC 30-35
    Favorite every day blush? As of right now Nars Sin
    Favorite bold blush? MAC Frankly Scarlet
    Favorite blush finish? Satin

  31. Your skin tone/coloring: NC20/25 ish
    Favorite every day blush? Here’s a few 😉 Burberry Earthy, Estee Lauder Pur Color Blush in Alluring Rose, Chanel Accent, NARS Madly. NARS Oasis.
    Favorite bold blush? Tom Ford Flush
    Favorite blush finish? Satin. Matte are still close to my heart, but finding satin more flattering on aging skin.

  32. GUSnail

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC40

    Favorite every day blush? Hmm, tough call. Toss up between MAC Pinch o Peach and BB Cabo Coral.

    Favorite bold blush? Don’t really wear them; I tend to lean towards more natural blushes.

    Favorite blush finish? Satin. I hate frosty, glittery finishes, but don’t want it too matte, especially since I tend to keep my foundation more on the matte side.

  33. catherine

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC30-35, essentially olive with yellow undertones (tan Asian)
    Favorite every day blush? toss up between MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul or Korres Natural Blush, which is sadly discontinued :(
    Favorite bold blush? NARS Angelika, with a light hand of course!
    Favorite blush finish? Matte or Satin

  34. Amanda R

    Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool/neutral (NW10, Bobbi Brown Porcelain)
    Favorite every day blush? Bare Minerals Glee and Tarte Exposed (tied)
    Favorite bold blush? Nars Sin
    Favorite blush finish? Satin

  35. Your skin tone/coloring: NC 20
    Favorite every day blush? Tarte “Exposed”, Kat von D “Wish”, NARS “Gilda”
    Favorite bold blush? NARS Exhibit A, Tarte “Tipsy”
    Favorite blush finish? MATTE!!!! I wish all blushes were matte. It’s what I prefer anyway, but if I want something more luminous, I can always layer it with a luminizer, so it’s like getting 2 blushes in one.
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  36. Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, neutral with the tiniest hint of yellow
    Favorite every day blush? MAC Dainty MIneralize blush
    Favorite bold blush? Dior Diorblush Redissimo
    Favorite blush finish? Shimmer

  37. Lauren

    Your skin tone/coloring: Pale, cool
    Favorite every day blush? Bourjois Rose Frisson
    Favorite bold blush? TheBalm Frat Boy or Benefit Coralista
    Favorite blush finish? Matte

  38. Samantha

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/cool
    Favorite every day blush? Nars Orgasm/Deep Throat
    Favorite bold blush? Nars Desire or MAC Scene to be Seen
    Favorite blush finish? Luminous

  39. Brown with golden undertones. (MUFE 177/MAC NC 50).

    Favorite everyday blush: Tom Ford Savage. HG, I wear it at least twice a week. Wore it yesterday and today. In the summer, my all around fav is Nars Taj Mahal.

    Favorite bold blush: With my coloring NOTHING is “too bold” and I love it! It’s all about application. I guess if I had to choose it would be Exhibit A. Following a Nars MUA suggestion, I subtly blend Taj Mahal and Exhibit A together sometimes when I want to feel like a super hero.

    Favorite finish: something with a subtle sheen, lit from within look.

  40. Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium, peachy skin (NW20-25), dark hair, blue eyes

    Favorite every day blush: Tom Ford Lovelust, Benefit Rockateur or MAC Breath of Plum

    Favorite bold blush: Tarte Tipsy or Kevyn Aucoin Fira

    Favorite blush finish: Satin

  41. Your skin tone/coloring: light-medium with yellow undertones, Giorgio Armani 4.5.
    Favorite every day blush? MAC Ripe for Love, Tarte Exposed (new fave!), Illamasqua Delerium, NARS Sin, theBalm Frat Boy… Hehe :)
    Favorite bold blush? MAC Frankly Scarlett, Chanel Frivole, MAC Magenta
    Favorite blush finish? Satin, or matte

    I really love blush & find it’s a really nice way to add to an otherwise natural, everyday makeup look! 😀 Blush would be something I feel more confident changing up & wearing to work rather than changing my eyeshadow looks on an everyday basis; especially because if I’m in a rush, I’m more likely to skip eyeshadow all together.

  42. Your skin tone/coloring: NC15 / Buff Chamois
    Favorite every day blush? Coralista / Rockateur / Bissú (mexican brand) 01 (matte light cool pink)
    Favorite bold blush? NARS Dolce Vitta
    Favorite blush finish? Matte & Satin

  43. Skin Tone: Medium Dark-Tan/Olive
    Favorite Everyday Blush: Mac Cream Blush “Peony”
    Favorite Bold Blush: Kevyn Aucoin Cream “Liquifuschia and Pure Powder Glow “Fira”
    Favorite Blush Finish: My preference are creams or cream to powder finishes that blend into the skin

  44. reen

    Your skin tone/coloring:
    olive/ light brown with yellow undertones (nc30)

    Favorite every day blush?
    NYX -“mauve”
    Milani “Luminoso”
    Rimmel -Santa Rose (discontinued!!)

    Favorite bold blush?
    none-i prefer natural blushes.

    Favorite blush finish? matte/satin

  45. Your skin tone/coloring: NC20

    Favorite every day blush? Becca Mineral Blush in Sweetpea, Chanel Joues Contraste in Accent, and Tom Ford Cheek Color in Love Lust

    Favorite bold blush? NARS Powder Blush in Exhibit A, Tom Ford Cheek Color in Flush

    Favorite blush finish? Satin

  46. Your skin tone/coloring: fair/pale, pink undertones
    Favorite every day blush? Nars desire or Nars deep throat
    Favorite bold blush? Nars exhibit A
    Favorite blush finish? matte!

  47. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with warm to neutral undertones (MAC NC15)

    Favorite every day blush? Benefit Dandelion and Georgia (sadly discontinued), Physician’s Formula in Peach Glow…my absolute favorite everyday blush of all times was Bath and Body Works blush in Peach Spice but it is long gone…

    Favorite bold blush? NARS Sin…my favorite for going out is Lancome Miel Glace, which is not bold per se, but I never seem to wear it for every day.

    Favorite blush finish? Matte, cream to powder. No glitter!

  48. Ceri

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: NC15, ELDW 1N2. Pale with neutral tones
    ■Favorite every day blush? NARS Amour or NYX Espresso (depending what I’m wearing)
    ■Favorite bold blush? Illamasqua Thrust, NARS Exhibit A, MAC Desert Rose
    ■Favorite blush finish? Satin

  49. Ana

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC30-35
    Favorite every day blush? Tarte Dollface.
    Favorite bold blush? NARS Desire.
    Favorite blush finish? Matte.

  50. Jan

    Skin tone: med deep
    Favorite everyday blush: this month, I’m getting the best results layering. It doesn’t much matter which of my deep winter blushes, it’s just tempering it with a sift neutral blush.

    Favorite bold blush: NARS Taos – not because it’s the best on me but because very few blushes look bold on me and this just happens to be one of the two I own. It is perfect in Early Fall, but a little too red for true winter.

    Favorite finish: matte or satin. I love the look of the Chanel Bremen to powder blushes.

  51. Francesca

    ◾Your skin tone/coloring: Light-Medium, neutral undertones
    ◾Favorite every day blush?: Mac Harmony
    ◾Favorite bold blush? Sleek Flamingo
    ◾Favorite blush finish? Matte or Satin

  52. CeeBee

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium with yellow undertones

    Favorite every day blush? H’mm, Jordana Tender Tearose or Passion Rose – both gorgeous and wearable with anything!

    Favorite bold blush? La Femme Framboesia, so pretty.

    Favorite blush finish? Satin or slightly shimmery, something that adds a little bit of glow without being too sparkly.

  53. Your skin tone/coloring: NC42
    Favorite every day blush? Nars Amour
    Favorite bold blush? Nars taj mahal
    Favorite blush finish? matte

  54. Skintone: deep with yellow undertones. (Nars Macao, Seychelles +Martinique )
    Favorite everyday blush: illamasqua hussy, mac pleasure model
    Favorite bold blush: nars exhibit A, nars coeur battant
    Favorite finish: matte, satin

  55. kurohana

    Your skin tone/coloring: warm/medium and in the summer more of a medium/tan
    Favorite every day blush? Pinched by em Cosmetics
    Favorite bold blush? Poppy Paradise Coconut watercolor cheek gelee by Josie Maran
    Favorite blush finish? satin/ matte, nothing super glittery

    i don’t change up my blush very often, i have two blushes at a time and don’t purchase a new one until I’ve finished one i haven’t loved anything to enough to repurchase. I’m really enjoying reading others comments especially if it sounds like they have similar skintone to me

  56. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Neutral
    Favorite every day blush? Tarte Exposed
    Favorite bold blush? Nars Orgasm
    Favorite blush finish? Satin

  57. Skin tone: Fair; neutral leaning slightly warm undertone
    Every day blush: Tarte Exposed or Wet ‘n’ Wild Heather Silk
    Bold blush: Tarte Natural Beauty
    Finish: Satin

  58. Lydia

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium with yellow undertones (NC30)
    Favorite every day blush? Chanel Frivole
    Favorite bold blush? NARS Desire or Exhibit A
    Favorite blush finish? Satin or matte

  59. Nikki

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC50
    Favorite every day blush? Rock & Republic Shameless
    Favorite bold blush? La Femme Bordeaux
    Favorite blush finish? Matte

  60. Your skin tone/coloring: NC40-42 (Don’t use MAC, I just find this to be a neutral way of describing skin tone)
    Favorite every day blush? Sleek’s Life’s a Peach, or for winter Sleek’s Fenberry
    Favorite bold blush? NARS Taj Mahal is possibly the “boldest” blush I regularly use, but it looks very natural and beautiful on me. Sleek’s orange shade from their Pumpkin palette is very similar, but brighter and bolder (and matte).
    Favorite blush finish? Shimmery with a fine golden sheen/glow, no glitters or noticeable chunks of shimmer.
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    • My favourite blush colours are often complex colours with several tones that seem hard to describe (i.e. 10 different reviews describe it in 10 different ways, and some just give up and give you the swatch), or look different in the pan and on the cheeks. My absolute favourite blush (which I only use for special occasions) is Sleek’s Sunrise, which looks brown in the pan and rosy on the cheeks (with a gorgeous golden sheen) and is absolutely perfect for my skin tone. Possibly it’s somewhere between NARS Oasis and Lovejoy, which are also rather complex colours I enjoy.
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  61. Ade

    Your skin tone/coloring:
    Tan/medium dark with golden-olive undertone.
    MAC NC40-42, MUFE HD 153, Bobbi Brown Honey 5, NARS Barcelona-Syracuse, Sephora Pantone Color IQ 5Y08-4Y09.

    Favorite every day blush?
    Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Blush, NARS Luster Blush & Givenchy It-Girl Purple Le Prisme Blush.

    Favorite bold blush?
    Tom Ford Narcissist Cheek Color, Addiction Suspicious Cheek Stick, La Femme Orange Blush on Rouge & Illamasqua Panic Powder Blusher.

    Favorite blush finish?
    Satin. It really is the best of both world!

  62. Monica

    MAC C8 or Makeup Forever Face & Body #18
    MAC Gingerly
    Nars Taos
    Tie between Matte & Satin

  63. JG

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium/olive
    Favorite every day blush? LORAC Soul or pur minerals Copper Sienna (the colors are very, very similar, the pur minerals one is a little pinker and has a little bit of a satin finish)
    Favorite bold blush? MAC Breath of Plum (OK, this actually looks pretty natural on me… I’m a little scared of bold blush)
    Favorite blush finish? Matte

  64. KK

    Skin tone/coloring: Medium, warm – MAC NC 30, Bobbi Brown 4, Estee Lauder 2w2
    Favorite every day blush – Tom Ford Wicked / Estee Lauder Wild Sunset / NARS Torrid – depending on the lippy
    Favorite bold blush – NARS Taj Mahal
    Favorite blush finish – a little glow

  65. Justine

    Your skin tone/coloring: fair w/ neutral to yellow undertones.
    Favorite every day blush? Tarte Dollface, Exposed, & Aciote. The Balm Frat Boy.
    Favorite bold blush? Tarte Flush (the discontinued version), Nars Torrid (brighter coral w/ a hint of sheen), Nars Sin (the shade isn’t too bold, but the sheen is much more than I’m used to, so I consider it bold for when I want a super “glowy” look)
    Favorite blush finish? Matte, though I’m warming up to shimmers.

  66. Trudy

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC15/NW20 in MAC… Fair/Med with pink undertones – blue eyes, blonde hair
    Favorite every day blush? Bare Escentules Ready Blush in “The Tease” applied lightly
    Favorite blush finish? satin – no shimmer
    Favorite bold blush? Same applied heavier