Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Survey Says

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  • Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
  • Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
  • Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?

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100 thoughts on “Survey Says… July 20th, 2011

  1. Avatar of Aurora Rorys

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Buxom
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    MAC, TOO FACED AND MAKEUP FOREVER
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    MAC

  2. Courtney

    Cream Shadow: I don’t really wear them unless MAC paint pots count.
    Pressed Shadow: MAC
    Loose Shadow: Archetype. I don’t really ever want to attempt to buy from her again, but the products are amazing.

  3. Tatiana

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    MAC
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    Urban Decay
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    MAC

  4. iliana

    Cream – None yet. Do paint pots count? If so, then MAC.

    Pressed – I’d love to say NARS/MUFE/Shu Uemura (because when I swatch them in the store, they’re awesome!) but so far I’ve only ever used MAC and I love what I’ve got (that’s not a lot though). So… MAC. There’s also a great brand sold here called 4u2 (I don’t know if it’s an Asian brand or American) Their shadows feel like creams but they are really powder.

    Loose – MAC pigments.

  5. Avatar of Laurel Laurel

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Buxom
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Too Faced and Chanel
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? Bare Escentuals

  6. Megan

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Buxom, hands down.
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Hourglass. Just wish they had more colors!
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? Fyrinnae. No one makes it better.

  7. Avatar of Brie Brie

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Chanel (Specifically the new Illusion D’Ombres eyeshadows–Do they count? LOL)

    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Three way tie between MAC, Rock & Republic and Urban Decay

    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? Coastal Scents (pure mica powders)

  8. Sarah

    chanel, giorgio armani, shiro cosmetics!

  9. Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Revlon Illuminance Creams, or my NYX Jumbo Pencils. (Do jumbo pencils count?)
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? ELF, Urban Decay, Wet n Wild
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? I don’t normally use loose shadows.

  10. Brooke

    Cream e/s: Benefit
    Pressed e/s: Urban Decay
    Loose e/s: haven’t tried many because they can me so messy, but probably Bare Escentuals

  11. DarkGlamour17

    Fave brand of Cream eyeshadow?
    Benefit or Urban Decay
    Fave brand of Pressed eyeshadow?
    Urban Decay
    Fave brand of Loose eyeshadow?
    I don’t use loose eyeshadows.

  12. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Christine, where are your answers? (or do you feel it’s unfair and you need to be more impartial)
    Favourite brand of cream eye shadow: Benefit Creaseless Cream eyeshadows

    Favourite brand of pressed eyeshadow: would have to be MAC simply by virtue of their vast colour and finish selections, but UD, TheBalm (very limited colours, though) and Too Faced are others I find excellent.

    Favourite brand of loose eyeshadow: A toss up between MAC pigments and Bare Essentuals (I love Bare Skin!)

  13. Allyson

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Makeup Forever Aqua Cream
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Urban Decay
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? Illamasqua pure pigment

  14. Marie

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? NYX (Jumbo Pencils)
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Wet n’ Wild (Astounding pigmentation and a great value)
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? I don’t have very many of these but have been wanting to try MUFE’s because they have such an amazing range of beautiful and unusual colors.

  15. Avatar of Fitrah Fitrah

    MAKE UP FOR EVER
    Star Makeup Haven
    MAC

  16. Avatar of Sandy Sandy

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Estee Lauder Day Wear Stay-in-Place ShadowCreme (Mochachino)
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    MAC
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    I haven’t tried these yet!

  17. Amanda

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Benefit
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    MAC,Urban Decay
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    MAC Pigments

  18. Favorite brand of cream shadow: Benefit, Bobbi Brown.
    Favorite brand of pressed shadow: UD, NYX, NARS.
    Favorite brand of loose shadow: NYX, E.L.F

  19. Jen

    Favourite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    – Make Up For Ever and Benefit
    Favourite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    – MAC and Urban Decay; from drugstore brands, NYX
    Favourite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    – MAC

  20. Avatar of Chantale Macaddict

    Cream Shadows: MAC
    Pressed Shadows: MAC,NARS, KAT VON D, UD, MUFE
    Loose Shadows: MAC

  21. Madison

    Buxom
    MAC
    and MAC again! :)

  22. Ioanna

    cream: MUFE

    pressed: Guerlain

    loose: Mac

  23. Avatar of Bailey Bailey Goodnight

    1. i loooove benefit creasless creams! they are great!
    2. definitely mac, i love the fact that you put them in your own palettes and the ones that i own are great:)
    3. i dont own a lot of loose eyeshadows but i do have a couple of bareminerals ones and i loveee them:)

  24. Rosie

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    I’ve never been a big fan of cream eyeshadows so I really don’t buy them anymore!
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    MAC, MUFE, UD, Nars, and Lorac
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    MAC – Love pigments LOVE THEM!!!!

  25. Avatar of becky Becky

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Benefit
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? MAC, Urban Decay, NARS
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? MAC

  26. Chelsea

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Benefit
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Burberry
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? MAC

  27. Holly

    MUFE
    MAC
    MAC
    (:

  28. Shirry

    Fav Cream Eyeshadow – Benefit
    Fav Pressed Eyeshadow – NARS & MAC
    Fav Loose Eyeshadow – MAC

  29. Avatar of Wendy Wendy

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Make Up For Ever
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Inglot, amazing pigment for an affordable price!
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    Fyrinnae

  30. Carrie Ann

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Benefit. Unfortunately, just about every MAC Paint Pot I’ve owned has dried out before I could even use it.

    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? MAC, Urban Decay and Too Faced.

    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? If Pigments count, MAC.

  31. Dillie

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    revlon
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    mac/urban
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    mac

  32. Shi

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Benefit

    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    Hourglass, Makeup Forever

    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    Sugarpill

  33. Avatar of Maja Maya

    Cream Eyeshadow: The new Chanel ones
    Pressed Eyeshadow: Le Metier de Beaute, Urban Decay, Wet n Wild, Chanel (can’t choose one!)
    Loose Eyeshadow: Bare Escentuals

  34. cream- ??? dont use
    pressed- Urban Decay- new found love
    loose- Sugar Pill

  35. Mariana

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Love MAC paintpots
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Makeup Forever
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? MAC

  36. Martina

    BENEFIT
    MAC URBAN DECAY GUERLAIN
    I ONLY USE MAC PIGMENTS

  37. Avatar of Monique monique

    cream – MAKEUP FOREVER aqua creams
    pressed – burberry which don’t come in palettes :(, urban decay
    loose – don’t use any

  38. Jaime

    Fav brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Benefit

    Fav brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    MAC, Urban Decay, Smashbox

    Fav brand of loose eyeshadow?
    MAC

  39. Avatar of Lindsay linds

    Cream Shadow-Benefit and MUFE Aqua Creams
    Pressed Shadow-Stila and MAC
    Loose Shadow-MAC Pigments

  40. Avatar of Ada Ada

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Makeup Forever Aqua Creams

    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    MAC, Urban Decay, Makeup Forever, Lancome, Too Faced

    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    Sugarpill!!

  41. Dana

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? MUFE Aqua Creams
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Mac
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? Mac

  42. Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Benefit
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Urban Decay
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? MAC

  43. Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Mac paint pots, if those count. I like Benefit’s Creaseless Creams, but they irritate my eyes a little. All other cream shadows seem to irritate my eyes a LOT.
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    NARS or Shu Uemura. I love Sisley, but they’re stupidly expensive, even by my standards.
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    Mac pigments.

  44. baylie

    Cream: Buxom
    Pressed: Urban Decay and Makeup Forever
    Loose: MAC

  45. Avatar of Marina Marina

    Cream Shadows: I’ve never tried a cream shadow. Christine, if you can, please respond with which brand and/or color you think I should try first?
    Pressed Powder Shadow: MAC or Urban Decay (I want to try NARS soon though….)
    Loose Eyeshadow: I’ve only tried BE’s loose shadows as I got them in a gift. I definitely need to get my hands on Melon pigment though…it sounds amazing!

  46. sue

    Cream- MAC paintpot, though I only use them as a base for my other shadows.
    Pressed- URBAN DECAY though I own more MAC
    Loose- My favorites are by MICABELLA. I own more than 40 different colors.

  47. MORENA

    Favorite cream eyeshadow – I like to use MUFE aqua creams

    Fav Pressed eyeshadow – Makeup FOrever. If i had lots of urban decay shadows i would vote for this brand. The shadows have a nice texture you don’t have to dig into the shadow with your brush to get enough color

    Fav loose eyeshadow – Mac Pigments

  48. Wenny

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Benefit
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Urban Decay & Rock and Republic
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? Don’t usually use loose e/s, only have stillglamorus so far

  49. Jessica FB

    Cream – Either the new Bare Minerals color primer or Benefit
    Pressed – Benefit or Smashbox
    Loose – Bare Minerals

  50. Kay

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? MAC
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? torn b/n Lancome, MAC, and Kat Von D
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? Becca

  51. Jillian

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liner
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Mac, Mary Kay, MUFE
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? haven’t tried any

  52. Avatar of Aerika Aerika

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    *Tragically, I’ve never tried a cream shadow. :(
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    *Urban Decay
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    *Bare Escentuals

  53. Cream: NYX pencils
    Pressed: Urban Decay
    Loose: Sugarpill

    Yup yup!

  54. Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Revlon
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    Sugarpill
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    Sugarpill

  55. Tigress

    Cream Shadow – Clinique
    Pressed Shadow – Urban Decay
    Loose Shadow – Never used

  56. Kim

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? MAC paint pots
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? MAC, Wet & Wild
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? Bare Minerals

  57. * Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Don’t Use
    * Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Urban Decay
    * Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? Don’t Use but probably Mac (I would probably end up pressing them into pans anyway…)

  58. Avatar of Karen Karen

    Cream: Benefit
    Pressed: MAC
    Loose: Don’t wear

  59. Avatar of Janis summerblue

    - MUFE Aqua Creams & MAC PP
    - Really depends on the particular shadow color & texture: MAC, Shu Uemura, Kevyn Aucoin, UD, LORAC, Ben Nye. Never tried Chanel or Dior, but I’m sure I’d include those also. ;)
    - Pureluxe Cosmetics, MAC & Mehron. There’s a ton of others mentioned that I’ve never had the opportunity to try, but I have more than enough for 1 lifetime w/ just these. :o!

  60. Violet

    I don’t really do cream shadows, ’cause I’ve yet to find one that doesn’t crease to hell.

    Pressed and loose: Sugarpill! I just wish Shrinkle would expand on the pressed shadows line. So genious, regardless.

  61. ledonatella

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Laura Mercier Metallic Cremes
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? MAC
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? MAC

  62. veronica

    * Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    -Only experimented w/ pressed, so my favorite is Urban Decay

  63. jessiana

    Favorite Brand of Cream Eyeshadow: MAC, Makeup Forever and YSL

    Favorite Brand of Pressed Eyeshadow: MUFE and MAC

    Favorite Brand of Loose Eyeshadow: Sugarpill, FACE Atelier and MAC

    :)
    Love,
    Jessiana

  64. meme

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Buxom
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? UD & Tarte Amazonian clay
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow ?BE

  65. cyndi

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Mac paintpots hats off best ones ever and ive tried many different brands
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    Stila, Two faced and Urban decay (in that order from most creamiest to less creamiest)
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    MAC definitely.

  66. Lulee

    * Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? MUFE aqua cremes
    * Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Urban Decay & Giorgio Armani ETK & wet n wild (a study in extremes?)
    * Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? MAC

  67. Yazmin

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Mac
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?Mac
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? Mac LOL

  68. Maureen

    Cream Eyeshadow: Buxom
    Pressed Eyeshadow: MAC
    Loose: Shiro

    I also love the super-creamy NYX jumbo eye pencils. I think they are technically eyeliner, but i use them on my lid all the same.

  69. rachel

    cream shadows: mac paint pots or benefit creaseless cream shadows… but im DYING to try Armani’s eyes to kidd
    powder shadows: urban decay naked shadows, NARS, MAC, Stila, Benefit Velvet shadows
    Loose Shadows: MAC pigments

  70. Kristabelle

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Urban Decay- love Mushroom!

    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    Nothing beats Sugarpill.

    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    I’mma have to say Sugarpill for that too.

  71. Avatar of Marian Marian

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Bare Escentuals
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Chanel
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    Bare Escentuals

  72. Stephanie

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? – MAC Paint Pots.
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? – MAC or Urban Decay. I can’t decide!
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? – Bare Escentuals.

  73. cream: urban decay
    pressed: mac
    loose: glamour doll eyes or illamasqua

  74. Allyssa

    Cream eyeshadow: NYX jumbo pencils are cheap and easy to grab and use, so I stick with them
    Pressed eyeshadow: Urban Decay
    Loose eyeshadow: Sugarpill!

  75. Kim

    Cream – Benefit
    Pressed – Urban Decay, Korres, and Wet’n’Wild
    Loose – Bare Escentuals and MAC

  76. Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Estee Lauder, Ellis Faas (although I suppose that’s more of a liquid eyeshadow)
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    Kat von D, Dior
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    Jesse’s Girl

  77. ohh and also Urban Decay for pressed shadows

  78. Lauren

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? – Benefit
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? – Urban Decay
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? – I don’t really like loose eyeshadow. So messy!

  79. Fatima

    Cream eyeshadow: Makeup forever
    Pressed eyeshadow: MAC, Urband Decay and Guerlain
    Loose eyeshadow: MAC, BarryM

  80. Mel

    I don’t own a cream shadow
    Urban Decay
    Fyrinnae

  81. Avatar of Julie Jules

    - Cream: Benefit Creaseless Creamshadows
    - Pressed: MAC
    - Loose: NYX

  82. Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    I’m not really a fan of cream eye shadow but I like MAC paint pots.

    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    Favorite is MAC but I also like Stila and Kat Von D eye shadows.

    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    MAC pigments. These are by far the easiest to work with and they stay color-true throughout the day.

  83. Avatar of Ana Ana G.

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Mac paint pot
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?UD and Mac
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?Don’t own any…

  84. Vania

    Cream – Benefit
    Pressed – Chanel, NARS, Urban Decay
    Loose – don’t really like that type of shadow!

  85. Adelita

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadow & Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencil

    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    Urban Decay & Hourglass

    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    MAC Pigment & Fyrinnae

  86. NeenaJ

    Cream: MUFE Aqua Cream
    Pressed: Inglot
    Loose: Shiro

  87. Avatar of Alexis AlexisV.

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Benefit and MAC paint pots

    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? MAC, and I love Sugarpill too, but I’m not a typically “bright” kind of girl, so I only wear it when I’m in the mood for that. Great pigmentation though.

    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? Fyrinnae. The colors are amazing and act like duochrome shadows. I’ve never tried MAC’s loose pigments because I find them too expensive. May try it one day though.

  88. Avatar of Kristina Kris

    Cream eyeshadow: Benefit Creaseless Creams. I have four of them and they’re all consistent in how amazing they apply.
    Pressed eyeshadow: most of MAC and UD (apart from the glittery ones)
    Loose eyeshadow: I don’t really use them. I have one Laura Mercier one, and it is amazing.

  89. Brenda

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? MUFE Aqua cream
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? MAC
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? MAC

  90. Gillian (AKA Munchy)

    Cream eyeshadow favorite: NYX eyeshadow pencils
    Pressed eyeshadow favorite: MAC
    Loose eyeshadow favorite: MAC, Beauty From The Earth

  91. Karlie Tipton

    Favorite cream shadow: can’t stand cream shadows so N/A.
    Favorite pressed shadow: Urban Decay/Inglot.
    Favorite loose eyeshadow: Beauty from the Earth.

  92. Tasha

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Mac (Do paint pot count?)
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Mac
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? Barry M

  93. heidi

    1) Cream: MUFE
    2)Pressed: UD
    3)Loose: mac pigments

  94. Rosie

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow? Benefit
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow? Urban Decay
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow? MAC

  95. Nikki

    Favorite brand of cream eyeshadow?
    Benefit
    Favorite brand of pressed eyeshadow?
    Laura Geller
    Favorite brand of loose eyeshadow?
    Bare Minerals

  96. Avatar of Bethany Benni

    Cream shadow: I don’t really wear much cream shadow but I love Urban Decay’s cream shadows
    Pressed shadow: Either Urban Decay or Sugarpill, Urban Decay because they have so many more colors, but Sugarpill’s generic colors are fantastic and easy to blend
    Loose shadow: Definitely Sugarpill, their colors are so beautiful and don’t crease as much as other loose shadows do on me

  97. Jill

    Cream Eyeshadow: Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow or Benefit Creaseless Cream
    Pressed Eyeshadow: MAC
    Loose Eyeshadow: Bare Escentuals or NAKED pigments

  98. Iris

    Cream eyeshadow – Shiseido
    Pressed – oh… a lot of them. The best is, let’s say, – Dior
    Loose – I almost don’t use this type, but from which I’ve tried Bourjois seems to be the most interesting

  99. rachel

    -mac paint pots and jouer cream shadows
    -jouer, bobbi brown, MAC
    -mac but im DYING to try the illimasqua pigment in ore!

  100. Chelsea

    Revlon’s Cream Eyeshadows
    NYX’s Pressed Eyeshadows
    NYX’s Loose Eyeshadows