Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Survey Says

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Best highlighter for summer?
  • Best foundation for summer?
  • Best lipstick for summer?

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51 thoughts on “Survey Says… July 25th, 2013

  1. Avatar of Laurel Laurel

    Your skin tone/coloring: light/medium, neutral, dark hair amber eyes
    Best highlighter for summer? I’m loving my Hourglass luminous light!
    Best foundation for summer? I love Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua because it dries and isn’t tacky
    Best lipstick for summer? I love MAC Vegas Volt, since I prefer warm coral/oranges on me over cool toned bright pinks

  2. Megan

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: NC20
    ■Best highlighter for summer? I’m in the market for a good one! I’ve been eyeing The Balm’s Mary Lou Manizer,as well as MAC’S Soft and Gentle MSF
    ■Best foundation for summer? Urban Decay Naked Skin. Or I use my normal foundation with a damp Beauty Blender to make it a bit more sheer
    ■Best lipstick for summer? Any sheer lipstick! Lately I don’t even consider wearing a full-on lipstick, it’s just way too hot. I especially like Maybelline Baby Lips or the Revlon Lip Butters

  3. Your skin tone/coloring: Light dark
    Best highlighter for summer? Do not use
    Best foundation for summer? Do not use, only some consealer
    Best lipstick for summer? Sunscreen for lips by Nivea

  4. Avatar of Lisa LMC1971

    ■Your skin tone/coloring:
    Light to medium/warm undertones.

    ■Best highlighter for summer?
    I’ve been using and loving the MAC Golden Elixir Strobe Liquid almost exclusivley but also picked up Laura Mercier’s Baked Radiance Highlighter which is beautiful!

    ■Best foundation for summer?
    I’ve been alternating between the Dior Hydralife BB Cream/NARS Radiant/Smashbox CC Cream…I love all of them for different reasons but all work gorgeously on my “mature”, normal skin.

    ■Best lipstick for summer?
    NARS Niagara, Relvon Lover’s Coral & Buxom Creamsicle (gloss)

    Thanks, Lisa

  5. Your skin tone/coloring: NC45, medium deep

    Best highlighter for summer? Benefit Watt’s Up or theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

    Best foundation for summer? I really don’t wear foundation in the summer…

    Best lipstick for summer? I like to wear brights and I’m really liking my YSL Rouge Volupte in Rose Culte right now.

  6. Dominique

    ◾Your skin tone/coloring: NW20

    ◾Best highlighter for summer? I use M.A.C MSF in Lust ( it work very well ! )

    ◾Best foundation for summer? Kiko compact foundation but I don’t use it very often, not a foundation woman at all

    ◾Best lipstick for summer? I have 2 : M.A.C Feel my Pulse or Nars Satin lip pencil in Luxembourg

  7. Charlotte

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, NC15
    Best highlighter for summer? The Balm’s Mary Lou-Manizer
    Best foundation for summer? I’ve been using the Creme Shop’s BB Cream and Covergirl’s Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation (Amazing stuff!)
    Best lipstick for summer? MAC’s Sail la Vie (Last summer’s summer collection), Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Coralberry, Bath & Body Works Country Chic Peach Jelly lipgloss, and Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in Nude Creme (I love these lipsticks).

  8. Avatar of Mar A. Mar

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/neutral
    Best highlighter for summer? NARS Nico.
    Best foundation for summer? Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer.
    Best lipstick for summer? I’ve been loving Bite Beauty recently. Hard to pick one! I’ll say the High Pigment Matte Pencil in Zinfandel.

  9. amanda

    Fair Cool Toned Pinkish Skin, Dark Hair

    Im Really Loving Estee Heat Wave It Has Rainbow Microglitter Thats Driving Me Wild

    Ive Only Sampled But Chanel Cc Cream Seems Very Promising

    Im Loving Hot Pinks And Corals, Chanel paLipante Or Enjouee, Really Wanting Tom Ford True Coral!

  10. Me: Very fair with yellow undertones. Reddish blonde hair and green eyes.
    Highlighter: I dont always use it, but if I do, its TheBalm MaryLoumanizer.
    Foundation: I have been trying to spot conceal and use just setting powder but if I do a full face, its Bare Minerals.
    Lipstick: Mac Vegas Volt, Mac Scarlet Ibis.

  11. Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, neutral
    Best highlighter for summer? MAC Prep & Prime in Radiant Rose
    Best foundation for summer? Diorskin Nude Skin Glowing Makeup
    Best lipstick for summer? Dior Addict in 751 Exotique

  12. Avatar of Tanika Lovely Caramel

    Skin tone/coloring: Medium Dark, Caramel w/Olive Undertones
    Best Highlighter For Summer: Nars Albatross, The Balm Mary Loumanizer, Mac Golden Elixir Strobe Liquid:
    Best Foundation:MUFE 173/Nars Cadiz
    Best Lipstick for Summer: MAC: Pink Pigeon, Pink Nouveau, Chatterbox, Sushi Kiss, Flamingo, Lavender Whip, Riri Boy, MUFE #40

  13. Avatar of Tanika Lovely Caramel

    Skin tone/coloring: Medium Dark, Caramel w/Olive Undertones
    Best Highlighter For Summer: Nars Albatross, The Balm Mary Loumanizer, Mac Golden Elixir Strobe Liquid:
    Best Foundation:MUFE 173/Nars Cadiz
    Best Lipstick for Summer: MAC: Pink Pigeon, Pink Nouveau, Chatterbox, Sushi Kiss, Flamingo, Lavender Whip, Riri Boy, MUFE #40

  14. Rleigh

    Your skin tone/coloring: NW25, blue eyes, blonde hair
    Best highlighter for summer: Hard Candy Tigi
    Best foundation for summer: Urban Decay Naked Skin (I use shade 4.5)
    Best lipstick for summer: Chanel Rouge Coco in Candeur or L’oreal Color Riche in Merino Mauve

  15. Avatar of Elizabeth Liz

    Your skin tone/coloring: Around NC20-25, very strong yellow undertones
    Best highlighter for summer?: Loreal Lumi Highlighting Pen for more subtle highlighting
    Best foundation for summer?: Revlon Colorstay for coverage that lasts, Clinique CC Cream for light coverage that doesn’t melt off and disappear!
    Best lipstick for summer?: Any lip stains! Benefit tints, Revlons Just Bitten Lipstains (the double ended ones), or even Topshop’s lip markers are great. I layer lip balm on top to make sure they don’t dry out my lips.

  16. Avatar of Ida Ida

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with warm yellow undertones, naturally dark blonde but I dye my hair copper.
    Best highlighter for summer? MAC Vanilla Pigment!
    Best foundation for summer? (I have dry skin) Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua works wonders for me, since I don’t have a lot of problems with my skin except dry patches
    Best lipstick for summer? Anything bright! At the moment I am loving YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 06 (Pink in Devotion), MAC Costa Chic and MAC Impassioned!

  17. Georgina

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool-toned NW15-20
    Best highlighter for summer? Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
    Best foundation for summer? I was using Bourjois Healthy Mix but it’s been so hot lately that I’ve just been using Origins Vitazing moisturizer which evens out my skin tone and gives me a nice glow
    Best lipstick for summer? I’ve been loving Dior Addict lipsticks in Passionnee and It Pink (renamed to Backstage Pink)

  18. ■Your skin tone/coloring: NC15
    ■Best highlighter for summer? Benefit Watts Up! it gives a really nice, natural glow.
    ■Best foundation for summer? Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm. I don’t really buy into the benefits of BB creams, but I go for this sort of light coverage, especially in summer.
    ■Best lipstick for summer? Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains! They are really easy and I haven’t had any melt in the Florida heat. But an actual lipstick – I’ve been loving Maybelline Shocking Coral this summer!

  19. Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium warm

    Best highlighter for summer? YSL Touche Eclat never lets me down, winter or summer :-)

    Best foundation for summer? I’d say no foundation at all. but since that is not an option for me I will go with Smashbox’s HD foundation

    Best lipstick for summer? Lollipops Back to Basic in Jolie Poupee is a current favorite!

  20. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Your skin tone/coloring: NW10 in winter, NW/C15 in summer.
    Best highlighter for summer? NARS Albatross is lovely no matter the occasion!
    Best foundation for summer? Right now, I’m very much into MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish foundation. However, it is definitely NOT a longwear product, so it needs a good primer and some powder on hotter days. In general, if it’s upwards of 90F, I’ll skip foundation altogether.
    Best lipstick for summer? I tend to go softer and more natural in the summer, so I generally wear more pinks and corals in summer. Bobbi Brown Party Alice is a big favorite. :)

  21. kav

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium deep/warm undertones

    Best highlighter for summer? MAC soft and gentle or Nars Albatoss

    Best foundation for summer? Nars sheer glow in Tahoe

    Best lipstick for summer? MAC vegas volt

  22. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    Coloring: Light, neutral; dark-featured.

    Highlighter: I’ve been using the Salma Hayek/Nuance Cheek Trio this past week, and all three products are amazing! I get long-wear, and unlike some of the other products in the line, these are sooo pigmented.

    Foundation: I go with a TM (lately, it’s been Garnier BB Cream), with additional sunscreen under (L’Oreal Sublime Sun SPF 50), and MPF (I use several, but lately it has been L’Oreal Bare Naturale).

    Lipstick: I wear tinted lip balm or gloss in hotter weather, as lipstick just tends to slide right off, and can sometimes melt in my bag. Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stains are nice, too.

  23. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair and Combination
    Best highlighter for summer? Wet ‘n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection in Rose Champagne Glow
    Best foundation for summer? Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin in Ivory
    Best lipstick for summer? Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Midnight Cowboy

  24. Avatar of Meiya Meiya

    • Your skin tone/coloring: NC25, medium, neutral to warm toned, black/brown hair

    • Best highlighter for summer? Benefit Watts Up

    • Best foundation for summer? I’m not loving my dewy foundations for summer, I find. I’m gravitating to more matte finishes. Right now, I’m wearing my Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme, and found myself revisiting the liquid Colorstay.

    • Best lipstick for summer? Anything bright!

  25. Your skin tone/coloring: NARS Sheer Matte in Fiji. Light with yellow undertones. Light-medium with freckles with a tan in summer.
    Best highlighter for summer? The Estee Lauder Signature 5-Tone Shimmer Powder for Eyes, Cheeks, Face – oh my god I can’t get enough of this!
    Best foundation for summer? I’ve been liking the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Foundation (in I’m So Money Honey – I’m a bit more on the tan side at the moment). But I have oily skin so I need to set with powder in the morning & blot throughout the day. I like to have dewy skin, it can just get away from me a bit!
    Best lipstick for summer? I’m liking the YSL Rouge Volupté Shine in Corail in Touch! So pretty for summer

  26. Avatar of Cat Cat G

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light with yellow undertones
    Best highlighter for summer? Mary Lou Manizer -I can’t imagine a summer without it from now on!
    Best foundation for summer? Prescriptives Virtual Skin foundation
    Best lipstick for summer? Benefit’s Saucy lipstick

  27. Jessi

    NC15/fair-sallow with freckles, dark hair, green eyes

    MAC Double Definition Extra Dimension Skinfinish (also MAC Rio Mineralize Skinfinish)

    Smashbox CC Cream – it’s the only thing tackling a few stubborn age spots. Very natural for SPF30.

    MAC Caliente – for the sparkle, which screams summer sun.

  28. Avatar of Rachel Rachel

    Your skin tone/coloring: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua B20
    Best highlighter for summer? I don’t need a highlighter as I have oily skin and that is highlight enough!
    Best foundation for summer? Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua because and Revlon Colorstay. Also BB Creams.
    Best lipstick for summer? My favorite is Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Pencil in 18C, an amazing coral color!

  29. becca

    Your skin tone/coloring: very fair neutral, nc/nw10
    Best highlighter for summer? the balm mary lou manizer
    Best foundation for summer? a thin layer of lancome teint idole 24hr
    Best lipstick for summer? mac viva glam nicki

  30. Avatar of Melinda Nortme

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC 30/35
    Best highlighter for summer? I’m loving Laura Mercier Spellbound
    Best foundation for summer? Mac Mineralized Moisture
    Best lipstick for summer? TF Spanish Pink w/Buxom Creamsicle lipgloss

  31. Avatar of LL LL

    Best Blush for Dry Skin- idk, maybe Nars Orgasm three in one stick?
    I started wearing makeup in 7th grade. We used to sneak blue eyeshadow and pink lipstick! (Only did it twice though, lol)
    Revlon Berry Haute lipstick
    Use a similar colored liner, or a liner just a tad darker than the lipstick, blend the liner and then apply the lipstick and blend again
    No

  32. Avatar of LL LL

    Dark (Chanel Chestnut, MAC Studio Fix Nw43)
    NARS Laguna blush
    MAC Studio Fix
    Hourglass Raven Lipstick or Revlon Berry Haute

  33. Avatar of Jerrilyn Jan

    ◾Your skin tone/coloring: Something close to an NC42
    ◾Best highlighter for summer? MAC’s In Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Shape the Future.
    Great color, just wish it would last longer. Alternatively, Whisper of Gilt
    ◾Best foundation for summer? Toss up between Chanel’s Vitalumiere Aqua and Shisheido Dual
    Balancing Founcation
    ◾Best lipstick for summer? Still looking for my HG. I have to layer and combine several lipsticks
    and lip glosses for color and effect.

  34. Your skin tone/coloring: NW10
    Best highlighter for summer? Dior NudeSkin Shimmer
    Best foundation for summer? Tarte BB Cream
    Best lipstick for summer? Bobbi Brown sheer lip color in Passion Fruit.

  35. Avatar of Nancy Nancy Dav

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC35, neutral
    Best highlighter for summer? The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
    Best foundation for summer? Lancome Teint Idole 24 hour
    Best lipstick for summer? MAC Impassioned

  36. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Light
    Best highlighter for summer? theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer
    Best foundation for summer? Revlon Colorstay or UD Naked Skin
    Best lipstick for summer? Tarte Lipsurgence!

  37. Avatar of Lauren Lauren

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium
    Best highlighter for summer? Smashbox Baked Fusion Softlights in Starburst
    Best foundation for summer? Estee Lauder Doublewear, Revlon Colorstay Whipped, Smashbox BB Cream, Tarte BB Primer. I’m testing out Jouer Matte Moisture Tint.
    Best lipstick for summer? I’m in love with balmy products like Maybelline Color Whisper, Revlon Balm Stain, and Revlon Lip Butter

  38. CeeBee

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/medium, warm yellow based

    Best highlighter for summer? Edward Bess All Over Seduction in Afterglow – it just melts into your skin and looks amazing!

    Best foundation for summer? Sleek BB cream

    Best lipstick for summer? Milani Color Statement in Hot Pink Rage & Flamingo Pose

  39. Your skin tone/coloring: Light Medium (NC30-35, depending on the season). I have brown eyes and dark brown hair.
    Best highlighter for summer? I love Dior Amber Diamond.
    Best foundation for summer? Something light. I haven’t found one that is the right combination of coverage and texture yet, though. Maybe MUFE Mat Velvet+
    Best lipstick for summer? A nice, red lip for those summer nights-I’m loving Maybelline’s Red Revival (very much like Chanel Dragon). For the daytime, something more demure, like a coral color. Maybe a tint? Benefit’s Cha Cha.

  40. Your skin tone/coloring: Medium/neutral undertones
    Best highlighter for summer: The Balm Mary Lou Manizer
    Best foundation for summer: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation (great for people with oily skin!)
    Best lipstick for summer: Tie Between Nars Satin Pencil in Lodhi and Lancome Color Studio in Rekindle.

  41. Your skin tone/coloring: NC20

    Best highlighter for summer? Tom Ford Skin Illuminator in Fire Lust

    Best foundation for summer? Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Skin Fusion Foundation and NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

    Best lipstick for summer? Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Chamade and Rouge G in Gracy, Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Fuchsia Fever, MAC Lipstick in Up the Amp

  42. Avatar of Melinda Nortme

    What shade Lancôme Teint Idole 24 hour?

  43. Lydia

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC30, medium with yellow undertones
    Best highlighter for summer? Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
    Best foundation for summer? Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. It’s great year round!
    Best lipstick for summer? MAC Lady Danger and NARS Schiap

  44. Avatar of Christina Christina

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC42/45
    Best highlighter for summer? Currently testing Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz and Opal
    Best foundation for summer? Givenchy Eclat Matissmme 8 (Amber)/Kevin Aucoin SS enchancer SX11/12 mixed
    Best lipstick for summer? Mac Lipstick – Vegas Volt, See Sheer, Girl About Town, Lady Danger
    Mac Lipglass – Pink Lemonade, Lychee Luxe
    YSL- Rouge Volupte Shine #14 Coral in Touch, #19 Fuschia in Rage

  45. Avatar of Jen Jen

    Your skin tone/coloring:
    Tan skin with yellow undertones

    Best highlighter for summer?
    MAC Trace Gold blush, Illamasqua Gleam in “Aurora.”

    Best foundation for summer?
    MAC Face and Body

    Best lipstick for summer?
    Chanel Aventure Rouge Coco Shine

  46. Nisha

    Your skin tone/coloring: Beige 30, NC 35,

    Best highlighter for summer? Nars Albatross, Mac Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of guilt

    Best foundation for summer? Chanel Aqualumiere

    Best lipstick for summer? Mac See Sheer, Chatterbox, Impassioned

  47. Avatar of Driana Brittney

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Dark (NC40-45)
    Best highlighter for summer? Nars Orgasm Illuminator! I recieved a sample and it’s amazing!
    Best foundation for summer? Nars Sheer Glow (Medium/Dark 1) mixed with a little Cetaphil moisturizor makes the BEST TINTED MOISTURIZOR EVER! I have normal to dry skin.
    Best lipstick for summer? Nude: Mac Angel, Red: Mac RiRiWoo, Lavendar: RiRiBoy with a little Viva Glam Nicki 2 in the center

  48. ◾Your skin tone/coloring: fair
    ◾Best highlighter for summer? I am loving the Stila Illuminating Beauty Balm. It’s Water Resistant. I sometimes use it allover, but since it is illuminating, I also use it as a highlighter, just applying it to the high points of my face for a natural looking highlight.
    ◾Best foundation for summer? I tend not to wear foundation in the summer, I have been mostly wearing Stila HD Beauty Balm which is great because it dries to a powder finish. If I need an actual foundation it will be Hourglass Mineral Veil fluid, because that is my HG foundation, that or Illamasqua Skin Base. I love both of those foundations so much.
    ◾Best lipstick for summer?
    I love coral lipsticks for summer. These days it’s Arbonne Coral Reef (sample), Nuance by Salma Hayek Coral or I love mixing together OCC lip tars in Divine and Beta to create my perfect summer shade!

  49. Your skin tone/coloring: C2
    Best highlighter for summer? I don’t use.
    Best foundation for summer? I prefer BB creams, but my only foundation is UD Naked Skin.
    Best lipstick for summer? I’ll have to say Cremecup (P) and Sushi Kiss (LE) combine.

  50. Avatar of Elise ProperIntro

    Skintone:light beige to medium beige (i prefer light toned foundation on my face to match my pale neck haha) cool toned but when I get tanner I get warmed toned (well i get more yellow toned apparently but not sure)

    Best highlighter for summer: not a big fan of them but any Hourglas Ambient light should be fine
    Best foundation: Lioele BB Cream or Boscia BB cream but I prefer just wearing sunscreen
    Best lipstick – any dior lipstick that is hydrating, hourglass lipstick, burt bees tints, or any chapstick with spf is fine with me.

  51. Avatar of nina nina

    Skin tone/coloring: NC20
    Best highlighter for summer: Benefits watts up
    Best foundation for summer: Revlon nearly naked foundation
    Best lipstick for summer: Maybelline baby lips in strike a rose