Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Survey Says

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56 thoughts on “Survey Says… March 19th, 2014

  1. Your skin tone/coloring: Between NW15 and NW20… but a bit more neutral fair.
    Last product you finished? Maybelline Rocket Volume Express Mascara
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Le Creme Blush de Chanel in 69 Intonation. What a gorgeous formula!
    Last product you returned/gave away? Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Thankful… well, I did not give it away or return it yet, but I’m not really happy with the Tarte blush formula. Maybe it’s the color or–honestly, I have no idea what it is. The crustiness of the blushes whenever I tried to swatch it in-store always turned me off, and even though it’s definitely better when it’s new and covered up, I’m just not sold on Tarte blushes when I’m so in love with creamier formulas! Or the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes.

  2. Donna N

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with pink undertones
    Last product you finished? Philosophy Hope in a Jar Night facecream
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? L’OCCITANE Immortelle Precious Protection SPF 20 moisturizer–I just love the smell!
    Last product you returned/gave away? NARS eyeliner in MAMBO (only because it was a DUPE of my MAC Teddy e/l…OOPS!)

  3. Avatar of Lydia Lydia

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very Fair/Ivory
    Last product you finished? Maybelline Dark Circle Eraser Concealer
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Pond’s Luminous Finish BB+ Cream – this stuff is magic.
    Last product you returned/gave away? Kat Von D Painted Love lipstick in Agatha – too pale for my deeply pigmented lips; made me look dead.

  4. Your skin tone/coloring: NC20

    Last product you finished? Guerlain Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Primer Les Ors

    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Make Up For Ever High Definition Second Skin Cream Blush

    Last product you returned/gave away? I returned two, unused tubes of Lancome’s La Lacque Fever Lip Shine because the glosses smelled a litttle funky.

  5. Your skin tone/coloring: NW13, cool toned
    Last product you finished?: Maybelline Fit Me foundation stick in 120.
    Favorite new product you’ve tried?: MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW13. It’s made such a difference in how my makeup looks and it’s even helped clear up my skin some!
    Last product you returned/gave away?: Two things: Maybelline Colossal Smokey Eyes mascara – horrible, didn’t do much to my lashes. I figured it was a safe buy because I love the original; and Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush. It didn’t show up on me at all.

  6. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool-toned (NW15/20 in MAC)
    Last product you finished? Clarins Eye Cream with SPF 30 (I can never recall the name but it’s in a bright yellow tube); in makeup, Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Tarte Maracuja Eye Cream; in makeup, Clarins Be Long mascara
    Last product you returned/gave away? MAC Dangerous Cuvee Paint Pot

  7. Ella

    - Your skin tone/coloring: I’m not sure in Mac terms? I match MUFE HD in 127 the best.
    - Last product you finished? Maybelline Full & Soft Mascara
    - Favorite new product you’ve tried? Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. I actually really like this product. At first I thought it was just hype, but then I gave it another try. My skin looks so lovely when I use it.
    - Last product you returned/gave away? Thierry Mugler Alien coffret? The scent gave me a headache.

  8. Avatar of Elizabeth Lizzi

    Skintone – light neutral beige
    Last product I finished – UD cream eyeshadow in Moonshine. It was a great base for creating a white canvas to work colors on my lids.
    Favorite new product – I’ve been on a blush kick lately. I bought two of the Clinique daisy imprinted blushes and then had to go back and get the other two. I really want that product to kick off and get new colors added to it. I even bought my 13 year old sister Plum Pop. They’re awesome!
    Last return/give away – I cleared out a crap load of the older UD eyeshadows in the subway token pans. I was into the chunky glitter in my teens but now at 23 it’s too juvenile for me. Little sister was very happy though!

  9. Avatar of LU LU

    Light-Medium Neutral – Sand Beige in Laura Mercier Silk Creme
    My Guerlain Mascara which I loved but it’s too expensive to keep buying.
    I’m loving my Hourglass blushes and want more!!!
    I gave away my MAC 129 brush if that counts.

  10. Chanel

    Skin tone: Deep with warm undertones
    Last product finished: They’re Real Mascara and Maybellines Great Lash mascara
    Favorite new product you’ve tried: MUFE Face and Body foundation (good so far), Urban Decay Naked skin loose powder in deep, it’s a really decent powder, and the Jordana lip liners….freaking love them they’re sooooo pigmented and have great staying power
    Last Product you returned/gave away: I returned the Clinique stay-matte foundation…I realized my skin doesn’t need that much coverage i only need light/sheer coverage

  11. Avatar of Elle Elle Jaye

    Your skin tone/coloring: MAC Matchmaster 7.5/NC50
    Last product you finished? Loreal True Match powder n8
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? NARS South Beach Multiple
    Last product you returned/gave away? Dior powder 060 (too light)

    • Chris

      I am going to try the Truematch powder and take a look at the NARS Multiple. Have you tried the Radiat Creamy Concealer? If so, what shade?

  12. Avatar of Ivana Ivana

    Bobbi Brown Alabaster, probably around NC5 or NC10
    MAC Select Sheer Loose Powder in the fairest shade
    Revlon Legacy Snow Peach lipstick
    Revlon Legacy Jungle Peach lipstick

  13. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair – Chanel BR 12
    Last product you finished? Lorac’s POREfection Baked Perfecting Powder (it’s my everyday foundation)
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? MAC See Sheer lipstick
    Last product you returned/gave away? An Essie nailpolish. I’m not very impressed with the brand.
    Audrey Recently Posted: Just For Fun: If I only had $100 to start over my makeup collection

  14. Your skin tone/coloring: Nars Macao, UD Naked Skin 9 or 10.
    Last product you finished? I finished a DevaCurl Low Poo while washing my hair last night. Love that stuff.
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? I adore the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Light. Gorgeous.
    Last product you returned/gave away? I exchanged a BareMinerals Matte foundation earlier this week for a shade that matched me properly.
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  15. Avatar of Aoife Aifs

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very Fair
    Last product you finished? Benefit They’re Real – repurchased.
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Clinique Cheek Pops.
    Last product you returned/gave away? Hourglass Diffused Heat – too much sparkle for my liking.

  16. Skin tone- fair/neutral
    Last product you finished- MAC’s Angel lipstick
    Favorite new product you love- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous
    Last product you returned/gave away- Stila Self Adjusting blush in Coral. It was beautiful, but I didn’t feel like it worked with my skin tone, so I gave it to my mom..and she loves it.

  17. Avatar of beka beka

    skin tone: nc 15ish
    last product finished: armani etk waterproof mascara-already had 2 backups, thankfully.
    favorite new product: the bite lip mask
    last product returned: dolce and gabbana creamy foundation in bisque. it would not stay on my nose, no matter what i did. and the color was off-way to pink. i love the d&g matte foundation though.

  18. kurohana

    Your skin tone/coloring: medium/warm
    Last product you finished? facial scrub, WEN cleansing conditioner, Blinc mascara
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? bareminerals stroke of light, mdsolarscience 50 spf sunscreen, miracle skin transformer tinted moisturizer and vanish instant imperfection corrector.
    Last product you returned/gave away? UD eyeliner(it just doesnt stay put on my eye lids), amorepacific color control cushion compact ( found it extremely difficult to work with), any lip gloss i ever receive goes to my mother i hate lipgloss.

  19. Your skin tone/coloring: NC 37-40 / MUFE HD 180
    Last product you finished?: Benefit They’re Real mascara
    Favorite new product you’ve tried?: Clinique Black Honey lipstick, MAC Double Shot lipstick
    Last product you returned/gave away?: UD graffiti eyeshadow

  20. Skintone: Light medium olive
    Last product you finished?: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
    Favorite new product you’ve tried?: Nars Final Cut blush
    Last product you returned/gave away?: I rarely ever return products because I spend so much time reading reviews and make sure to swatch in store. But I typically give away free samples I receive if I know they’re not going to work for me. I think the last one were UD lipstick samples in Naked and Obsessed.

  21. Your skin tone/coloring: Medium with yellow undertones – MAC NC30

    Last product you finished? MAC Blot Powder

    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked Pink and MAC Studded Kiss Lipstick

    Last product you returned/gave away? Biotherm Baume Corps Intense Body Treatment. It was a gift, and I change it for a makeup product because I do not like treatments with oil on my skin that is already oily.

  22. Your skin tone/coloring: medium warm

    Last product you finished? Errrr let me think… I think a shower gel.

    Favorite new product you’ve tried? A Clearasil cleanser scrub, much to my own surprise

    Last product you returned/gave away? An eye cream, to my boyfriend. Just because I have too many eye creams :-) I’m surprised he’s actually using it!

  23. Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Yellow
    Last product you finished? Sublime de Chanel mascara
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? The Body Shop Blueberry shower gel, it’s lovely!
    Last product you returned/gave away? Urban Decay lip junkie in Naked 2 and their Revolution lipstick I gave to a friend, I just can’t get on with the brand
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  24. Your skin tone/coloring: Light caramel
    Last product you finished? Moo Goo calming cream
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Bourjois Jasper Rose Blush
    Last product you returned/gave away? Maybelline Big Eyes Luminous Purple

  25. ■Your skin tone/coloring: NC20/C3
    ■Last product you finished? NYX HD Concealer in Porcelain. My UDPP in Eden is precariously low as well.
    ■Favorite new product you’ve tried? Rimmel London Lash Accelerator Mascara and Physicians Formula Physicians Formula Eye Booster Eye in Ultra Black. LOVE IT!
    ■Last product you returned/gave away? Maybelline Calor Tattoo in Beige-ing Beauty

  26. Your skin tone/coloring: porcelain
    Last product you finished? UD Mildew eye shadow or my translucent face powder compact.
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Well I’m totally in love with the UD Anarchy face case and Revolution lipsticks. Also Atelier Orange Sanguine perfume.
    Last product you returned/gave away? I found a couple old Avon lipsticks and a Smashbox matte shadow in a box in my closet and gave them away. It’s been a while since I returned something…maybe the Kat von D lipstick I was allergic to last spring.

    • Oh yeah, last fall I returned NARS soft touch shadow pencil in Aigle Noir because it creased out, ran, and disappeared in an hour both times I wore it.

  27. Your skin tone/coloring: Light, warm . brunette

    Last product you finished? Dior’s lip glow (already repurchased)

    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Dior fusion mono shadows (amazing!!!)

    Last product you returned/gave away? I returned Chanel’s Jardin Zen quad (not worth the money)

  28. Avatar of Hima Hima

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium/Medium Deep, NC 35ish.

    Last product you finished? Tree Hut Shea Sugar body scrub. That stuff is amazingggggg.

    Favorite new product you’ve tried? The L’Oreal Infallible eyeshadows. They’re gorgeous!

    Last product you returned/gave away? These two nyx round lipsticks. One was doll and the other was violet ray I believe.

  29. Your skin tone/coloring: I have olive/tan skin tone (Yellow undertone)
    Last product you finished? NARS smudge proof eye shadow base.
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Ambient lighting blushes, Two faced chocolate bar eye shadow palette.
    Last product you returned/gave away? NARsisst eye shadow palette. :(

  30. Mariela B

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium/beige, yellow undertones
    Last product you finished? Covergirl outlast foundation 832/nude beige
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? The balm instain blushes/Argyle & Houndstooth
    Last product you returned/gave away? Covergirl trublend foundation in m4/m3/m5 never found the perfect match (it sucks don’t buy it)

  31. Jennifer

    Skin tone/coloring : NC 40
    Last product you finished: fresh sugar lip balm
    Favorite new product you tried: Ysl rouge volupte! I bought peach faubourg and lingerie pink and I’m hooked ;-)
    Last product you returned/gave away: I gave away loreal true match foundation to a friend. It was way too dark for my skin tone. That’s why I rarely buy drug store foundations. You can’t try them on or get help with matching.

  32. hex

    Your skin tone/coloring: light/medium with neutral undertones. I’ve used NC30 but its too yellow.
    Last product you finished? l’oreal collagen something mascara
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? MAC mineralize skin finish Perfect Topping
    Last product you returned/gave away? i threw out a shitty green eyeliner pencil, even putting it in a flame to warm it up did nothing.

  33. Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC 15, Sephora 2Y01

    Last product you finished? Chanel le Volume de Chanel Mascara (my HG of mascaras)

    Favorite new product you’ve tried? YSL Babydoll Kiss and Blush in #1 Fuchsia Desinvolte.

    Last product you returned/gave away? Cargo Suited to Tea cream eyeshadow palette. While I like the sheerer colors, I did NOT like how, no matter what base/primer I used, the eyeshadows creased in MINUTES!! Even if I don’t use an eyeshadow primer, I usually get 6hrs without creasing with cream shadows. Such a shame…

  34. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/cool undertones
    Last product you finished?: I’ve never finished a makeup product, but I have gone through a couple of BareMineral’s eye creams and cleansers.
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Uggh there’s a lot. Either Kat Von D’s matte liquid lipstick or my clarisonic.
    Last product you returned/gave away? I’ve actually never returned a product and I’m the only one in my family who’s make-up crazy so I’ve never given anything away.
    Christine Recently Posted: Smashbox X Santigold Eye Palette’s – Apocalypse Now & Earth As We Know It

  35. Avatar of karen kjh

    Tone: medium to light, neutral to cool
    Finished + Replaced: Smashbox baked stardust + I’m not very into Smashbox, but it’s a great light bronzer/illuminator for me.
    New product: Paula’s Choice Resist C15 and Retinol Serums. Sera?
    Returned: OMG, so annoyed! Have to return the HG mood exposure to Sephora, bec. it was broken. I try to check products before purchase, but they really frown on that. I get something crappy about 1 in 9 or 10 items, for makeup. (And success with appliances is even worse,1 out of every 3 or 4 is defective.) The receipt blew away, when I put the bag on the car hood, and it turns out I was glad i chased it down in the high wind!

  36. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Your skin tone/coloring: NW10/15
    Last product you finished? Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Guerlain Rouge G in Gigolo. Not only did I get lots of complimetns but that shade didn’t need a single touch up the entire time I wore it!
    Last product you returned/gave away? MAC Potent Fig lipstick. I loved the color but tend to wear reds more often. I gave it to my roommate who’s an NW25 and rocks the purple lip like none other.

  37. Your skin tone/coloring: cool-neutral vampire…

    Last product you finished? Revlon Colourburst lip butter in Peach Parfait I think.

    Favorite new product you’ve tried? I haven’t really tried anything new really recently – I’m waiting for a few orders of new things to come in!

    Last product you returned/gave away? You can’t return anything here, so I don’t think I’ve ever returned anything! In terms of giving away…nope, I think I’ve become so intense about checking out reviews and testing before I buy, that I haven’t had to get rid of anything! :-D
    Sylirael Recently Posted: Exploring an Ice Dungeon! A Frozen Glitter Gradient Manicure with OPI and China Glaze

  38. Avatar of KaseyCannuck KaseyCannuck

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light to medium

    Last product you finished? A Korres sample size mascara, and this morning I finished a bottle of shampoo, a bottle of conditioner, and a bottle of baby wash that I wash my face with in the shower.

    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Naked 3 palette

    Last product you returned/gave away? The Too Faced mascara that comes with the fibres. I may as well have just rubbed the wand directly on my eyeball as that’s where the fibres ended up anyway, and the ones that didn’t ended up at right angles on the ends of my lashes. My daughter can make it work though.

  39. Avatar of Vanessa Vanessa V

    Your skin tone/coloring: Nuetral NC35
    Last product you finished? Origins VitaZing
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Hourglass Ambient lighting in Radiant, I just got back from vacation and have a slight tan so its working nicely to keep my glow going
    Last product you returned/gave away? I hardly ever return anything, but 2 or 3 times a year and i go through my stash and give away produts to family and friends I’m starting a bag soon!

  40. Denise

    Skin tone: warm, olive
    Last product I finished: Two actually: Estee Lauder daywear bb cream in medium and chanel le volume mascara (love it!)
    Favourite new product: Givenchy le rouge lipsticks
    Last product returned or given away: i gave my daughter my barely used elizabeth arden beautiful mascara, only because I love my Chanel mascara more and am trying to cut down on unnecessary mascaras. Shame I’m not applying that to lipsticks – my stash is growing ever larger!!

  41. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/medium – warm
    Last product you finished? A Buxom lip gloss – Katie
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Surprisingly, a Stila lipgloss – Candy Apple. I’ve never tried one because they looked “meh” to me, but I actually really like it. Not keen on the packaging though – I don’t mind the paintbrush applicator, but it annoys me that half of the tube is packaging. It’s a huge waste of space IMO.
    Last product you returned/gave away? The last thing I returned was some MUFE HD foundation. I really didn’t like the formula.
    Rachel Recently Posted: Haul from The Hidden Jewel thrift store in Santa Cruz

  42. -My skin tone is light-medium with yellow undertones
    -The last product I finished was Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I definitely need to restock because I haven’t found another primer that can measure up!
    -Favorite new product I’ve tried is Agadir Argan Oil Mousse.
    -Last products I gave away were a few Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow palettes and Revlon Colorstay e/s palettes that were languishing in my collection.

  43. Nikki

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC50
    Last product you finished? MUFE Mist & Fix
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? It’s only new to me because I recently purchased it, but my LORAC Pro Palette. I’ve been searching for a neutral palette I love, and I’ve finally found it! It’s the only eyeshadow I use now.
    Last product you returned/gave away? Nothing recently as I’ve loved all my purchases in my last few shopping trips.

  44. Your skin tone/coloring: NC/NW25

    Last product you finished?: Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Liquid. Just last night, actually!

    Favorite new product you’ve tried?: This isn’t exactly new, but I’m still obsessed over Jordana Twist & Shine in Terra Crave that I got a few months back.

    Last product you returned/gave away?: VIva Glam Nicki Lipstick. I haven’t given it away yet, though, but I’m certainly planning to. It was a gift and it has only been swatched once, but I can tell it’s not a color I favor on myself.

  45. Your skin tone/coloring: Light olive NW25
    Last product you finished? Maxfactor False Lash Effect Mascara as it is something I wear regulary I go through it quicker whereas my blushers/lip colours last me FOREVER.
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Liz Earle Moisturiser for dry skin.
    Last product you returned/gave away? None so far.

  46. Your skin tone/coloring: light with yellow undertones (G. Armani foundation 4.5)
    Last product you finished? Eye cream by Indeed Labratories – Eyesilix yesterday!
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Ambient lighting blushes. Ah-mazing. Also the REN radiance serum, really loving the lightweight texture but it’s made such a difference with my skin over the past month!
    Last product you returned/gave away? I rarely return products since most I get are online (could/ should probably still try to return things that don’t work for me). I have a whole bag of thing to give away since I recently went through my stash! Benefit’s fine one one, curling irons (I have others I use more regularly), Pixi palettes I don’t use, some ELF products that don’t work for me… It’s the first time I’ve cleaned out my stash in about a year so there’s a small bag full! I’ve also passed on some face bases to my mom if they’re too pale for me :D

  47. K

    Skin-NC20/finished-Smashbox CC cream/New product-NYX Buttergloss in Eclair/I ditched my MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood because the orange undertones made my skin look very sallow.

  48. Your skin tone/coloring: NW 10 in Studio fix mac liquid / blue eyes/ blonde hair
    Last product you finished? Mally Perfectly poreless face defender
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? Heroine lipstick Mac
    Last product you returned/gave away? Benefit mascara

  49. Avatar of Abby abby

    Your skin tone/coloring: NW 15/NARS Mont Blanc
    Last product you finished? I only have about 1 use left of my rimmel wake me up foundation, i love it to death but it is such a hassle to get a hold of in the states. Also I just finished a tube of maybelline 1 by 1 mascara- it was good, but nothing special, I want to try a different one this time.
    Favorite new product you’ve tried? the body shop honey bronzer in fair-amazing bronzer for us pale girls
    Last product you returned/gave away? I gave my rubenesque paint pot to my friend because I’d had it for a year, and never reached for it, but she loves it and uses it all the time