Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Survey Says

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Best beauty gift you’ve received?
  • Best beauty gift you’ve given?
  • Worst beauty gift you’ve received?

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24 thoughts on “Survey Says… June 27th, 2012

  1. nickylus

    skintone – fair (nc15)
    best gift received – bobbi brown bbu palette
    best gift given – set of mac brushes
    worst gift – voucher for a spa i detest

  2. Best beauty gift you’ve received: Ojon dry recovery™ Hydrating Conditioner. My hair has never been happier.
     
    Best beauty gift you’ve given: H2O+ Moisturizing Body Balm, The scent are subtle enough to not be over powering and the formula i can trust with any skin type. Perlier is something that the females in my family covet so giving body balms out from this brand always goes over well.
     
    Worst beauty gift you’ve received: err i don’t remember honestly because if it doesn’t work for me i usually for get about them. I usually try out everything I can and make them work. lol

  3. Cat G

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light with yellow undertones
    Best beauty gift you’ve received? My ex gave me the Coastal Scents 88 Palette as a surprise. I remember being pretty happy about that, and I still use it.
    Best beauty gift you’ve given? I recently gave my friend Benefit’s Flatter Me Creaseless Cream Shadow along with a small and cute brush set I got from Sephora.
    Worst beauty gift you’ve received? A Cover Girl eyeshadow palette that had zero pigmentation.

  4. MIRIANV

    Light with cool/neutral understones

    Best received? My boyfriend gets me all the palettes I yearn for :)

    Best given? I usually buy little things for my friends that they want but don’t want to splurge on.

    Worst received?? USED PERFUME. It wasn’t even good. Good centimeter of the bottle was missing.

  5. litlaur

    Your skin tone/coloring: fair-to-light with yellow undertones
    Best beauty gift you’ve received? Bare Minerals eyeshadow
    Best beauty gift you’ve given? Chanel Peridot. Sure, there are a lot of dupes out there, but I knew my sister would love having something from Chanel in her favorite color.
    Worst beauty gift you’ve received? A second bottle of a perfume I never finished.

  6. litlaur

    Your skin tone/coloring: fair-to-light with yellow undertones
    Best beauty gift you’ve received? Bare Minerals eyeshadow
    Best beauty gift you’ve given? Chanel Peridot. Sure, there are a lot of dupes out there, but I knew my sister would love having something from Chanel in her favorite color.
    Worst beauty gift you’ve received? A second bottle of a perfume I never finished.

  7. GUSnail

    Best beauty gift you’ve received? For Christmas, I got the Laura Mercier Portfolio.  I love it, plus it came with some extra products that I liked as well.
    Best beauty gift you’ve given? I’ve gifted a couple of nice eyeshadow pallettes to family members (MAC, and Bobbi Brown)
    Worst beauty gift you’ve received? Cheap fragrance stuff.  I’m not into wearing perfume to start with.  And when I do, there are only a few that I enjoy.  It’s just not my thing-and the gifts were very strong scents.

  8. Icequeen81ma

    Your skin tone/coloring:
    I cant really say I have a light complexion but am not olive either neither fair.
    Best beauty gift you’ve received?
    old gold eyeshadow of sephora
    Best beauty gift you’ve given?
    ummm hard I think it was a terracota lipstic
    Worst beauty gift you’ve received?
    a  hotpink lipstick is not a color for me

  9. Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with yellow undertones
    Best beauty gift you’ve received? Holika Holika gel eyeliner & a custom shu uemura eyeshadow quad.
    Best beauty gift you’ve given? My mother-in-law loves the Stila Backstage Palette I gave her for Christmas. She says she “doesn’t go anywhere without it.” not so much a gift but I’ve let my sisters-in-law and family/friends take whatever they like from my stash. Makes me happy ^__^
    Worst beauty gift you’ve received?

  10. Mariella

    Colouring: Fair, cool
    Best beauty gift I’ve received: all of them, really – I’ve liked everything I’ve been given but I guess the “best” is some Erno Laszlo products because (a) they’re so darned pricey and (b) even worse, they’re hard to get but a dear friend passes an esthetics/spa place that sells them.
    Best gift I’ve ever given: the original Naked palette to my daughter for Christmas. She was so happy, as it was something she couldn’t afford, as a student, and it was really unexpected at the time when they were difficult to get
    Worst gift: probably a hand care set from The Body Shop, just because I couldn’t stand the smell of the products. I think they’ve since discontinued the products, so maybe I wasn’t alone!

  11. xamyx

    Skin tone/coloring: light, very neutral. Beauty products as gifts in my circle aren’t very common, as my friends are very specific about what they like, so none of us bother. That said, there was on Christmas I was at an event and someone was selling hand-decorated wooden boxes and I saw one I knew a close friend would really enjoy. After I bought it, I had the idea to just throw in some small, random makeup items I knew she would like. Her go-to eyebrow pencil was from WnW, so I bought her several of those, as they were BOGOF, and she always had trouble finding her color. Then there was this shimmer powder by CG that I had that she would *always* borrow when we went out, so when I came across one at a local DS, I threw that on in as well. There were a few other random items, but I don’t remember. No, it was not an expensive gift, but everything was very personal, and showed alot of thought. As for what I’ve received, as I stated my friends & family don’t bother to pick out beauty products for me. However, several years ago, I was a Hostess at an upscale restaurant and there was a regular customer who would always bring gifts of off-brand perfumes (I think he sold them). While most were mediocre at best, some actually ended up being really good. I still have several of them left, and I will use them on occasion just because I don’t want to use something HTF or pricey just to pick up my daughter from school. If it doesn’t smell bad, why not?

  12. TheresaKlijn

    Skin tone – fair with pink undertones (NW 15)Best Beauty Gift I’ve received: anytime I get perfume from my husband it’s the best cause I won’t spend the money on myself. lolBest Gift I’ve given : Got my Grandma a huge bottle of Chanel No 5 for her 75th bday last yearWorst Beauty Gift I’ve received: a HUGE gift basket full of lotions and creams and bath things, but it was all really cheap stuff and smelled awful and all the products just sucked. I’d rather get a small something tha’ts good, than a giant basket of crap. 

  13. Your skin tone/coloring: fairly light with cooler undertones.
    Best beauty gift you’ve received? Besides a very very rare bottle of perfume, my friends and family usually just stick with giftcards or shy away from beauty altogether because they’re afraid of choosing wrong! Although I always like to get Bath and Body Works lotion. I never have to buy lotion for myself because I have bottles and bottles from birthdays and Christmas.
    Best beauty gift you’ve given? Sonia Kashuk brush set to a friend who was still using those terrible eyeshadow applicators.
    Worst beauty gift you’ve received? Almay eye makeup remover pads. So random and they smell terrible.

  14. Dominique33

    Skintone : medium/fair
    best beauty gift I have received : Guerlain Jardins de Bagatelle, I was 18
    best beauty gift I have given ( so far ) : many actually ! Maybe a Durance ” coffret ” with an Eau de Toilette, Shower Gel and 3 bio soaps in a pretty packaging + a lavender sented bag or a ready-to-wear Sephora make-up case
    Worst beauty gift I have received ? None !

  15. beachgal

    Skin coloring – light
    best beauty gift received – a gift card
    Best beauty gift given – a basket with over 50 high end new nail polishes
    Worst beauty gift I have received? A used pair of really bad tweezers

  16. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, with cool undertones
    Best beauty gift you’ve received?: Hmm, I’d say a Sephora giftcard (that counts, right?), or specific products I’ve asked for from high-end brands. 
    Best beauty gift you’ve given?: A friend was starting her own makeup collection and I was able to give her a lot of makeup that was barely used and didn’t work out for me. It was a win-win! :) 
    Worst beauty gift you’ve received?: I hate to say it, but one of the LUSH Christmas baskets. I love LUSH, but scent is so particular to everyone, it’s hard to like every single thing included. I also haven’t used half of it. I would have preferred a giftcard, you know?

  17. Ana

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium with warm undertones
    Best beauty gift you’ve received? MAC stuff! : D (my 217 brush and some others)
    Best beauty gift you’ve given? Lipsticks and perfume
    Worst beauty gift you’ve received? Mmm … None :3

  18. ElleEss

    ••Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, but yellow toned, MUFE 117, BB 2.5

    ••Best beauty gift you’ve received? Recently: Deborah Lippmann’s Swagga like us.

    ••Best beauty gift you’ve given? See above! Everyone loved the liquid gold effect the polish gave to my nails, I bought it for one of those friend’s birthday. Also, for Christmas to prevent gift complications within a group of girl friends I got everyone a set of D&G’s Fragrance Anthropolgy EDT set, which *I* thought was good because the scents are easily wearable, different, and mixable so I thought it was a win-win. Turns out one friend was allergic. :x

    ••Worst beauty gift you’ve received? I also agree with the below, my skin is so sensitive I can’t use LUSH, but my most standout worst gift was when I received a bottle of incredibly goopy Claire’s nail polish once (when I was too old to be given Claire’s). It couldn’t even be used, so straight to the bin it went.

  19. InkedAngel78

    Your skin tone/coloring: fair-to-light with cool undertones
    Best beauty gift you’ve received? The bottle of CD ‘Forever and Ever’ perfume my husband gave me for our wedding day.
    Best beauty gift you’ve given? My best friend never wanted to buy OPI because she thought it was a bit expensive (in Holland) so I bought her favorite color: ‘Lincoln Park After Dark’. She loves it! I still buy her a bottle of OPI every now and then.
    Worst beauty gift you’ve received? None. When people put thought in it before buying, it’s okay.

  20. Skintone/colouring – Fair english rose :o)
    Best beauty gift ever received – When I was 12 my Auntie gave me a makeup bag filled with Boots cosmetics, I thought it was magic, it started a life long obsession with make-up
    Best beauty gift I’ve given – I bought my mother an Elizabeth Arden cosmetics palette one Christmas, she loved it.
    Worst beauty gift I’ve received – cheap soap and bath bomb set, it was from a $2 shop it was plain awful.
     

  21. Marina

    What the heck’s wrong with this comment form. I was writing for ages and now lost everything. Damn.

  22. SharonS

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC42 in MAC, MUFE #65 in Mat Velvet +. #23 Dore Natural in Guerlain’s Lingerie De Peau
     
    Best beauty gift you’ve received? : My husband gifted the UD Naked Palette and a Kate Somerville Skincare set to me on my birthday! (This was after I’d scoured the earth for the Naked Palette. Its almost impossible to get one here in India! :/ )
     
    Best beauty gift you’ve given? : Makeup essentials for all my bridesmaids packaged in pretty red boxes and I think I’ve lost count of perfumes that I’ve gifted my mom (She loves and uses them all, so I’m a happy camper :) )
     
    Worst beauty gift you’ve received? : None. Its the thought that counts and I can’t find it in my heart to pick faults with gifts…

    • xamyx

      @SharonS It really is the thought that counts. With the exception of receiving a “used” item (as there is no thought in that), unless someone just gives it to me because they’re no longer using it-if they wrap it & give it as a birthday or Christmas gift, that’s different. If it’s something I wouldn’t normally use, I still make an effort to try it.

  23. Skin tone – NC15-20
    Best Beauty Gift – my favorite SA gave me an almost full tester of Guerlain Rouge G in 07 (Gaby).  It started my love affair with Rouge G’s.
    Beauty gift I’ve given – I gave many high end lipsticks to my friend who was just beginning as a makeup artist.
    Worst beauty gift – I inherited a lot of sebhorrheic keratosis from my mother.