Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Survey Says

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Holy grail skin care product?
  • Holy grail concealer?
  • Holy grail foundation?

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115 thoughts on “Survey Says… March 20th, 2013

  1. GUSnail

    Your skin tone/coloring:Medium Tan

    Holy grail skin care product? Murad Exfoliating Gel

    Holy grail concealer? Still searching; currently using Vichy Dermablend foundation

    Holy grail foundation? Still searching; I’ve been testing out a few. I’m really liking MUFE F&B and Armani Lasting Silk

  2. Jenna

    Your skin tone/coloring: I have a mix of yellow and pink undertones. Fabulous when it comes to eyeshadows and lip products, being that both warm and cool toned colors work with my skin. Horrible when it comes to finding a foundation that works.

    Holy grail skin care product? Sebamed’s moisturizing face cream for sensitive skin is wonderful to my sensitive and dry skin. :)

    Holy grail concealer? Benefit’s Erase Paste for under my eyes. Vichy Dermablend for acne/scarring/etc.

    Holy grail foundation? Don’t know if I’ve quite found it yet, but I’ve been loving Revlon’s Nearly Naked as of late.

    • Anette Højland

      I mostly buy something to complement the NW part and then add a dash of NC in my more pink areas to neutralize. In the summer i am more NC than NW…..

    • Cambry

      Chanel’s foundations with the prefix “B” are perfect for us neutral girls!

  3. Aida

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light/yellow based

    Holy grail skin care product? Haven’t found one yet… I’m embarking on a journey of using only oils on my face. My skin is so dehydrated and nothing really helps.

    Holy grail concealer? Tarte Maracuja oil concealer. So far this is the only concealer that actually have coverage for my dark circles, it’s moisturizing and doesn’t crease if I use a very small amount.

    Holy grail foundation? I don’t really use foundation, so I can’t say I have a HG one. I really like Burberry’s Sheer Foundation and Dior’s Nude.

    • KellyG

      Try cocnut oil as a moisturizer. It’s great for all skin types and really helps.

      • Aida

        Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve actually used coconut oil for a long time, but it hasn’t really helped that much. I’m starting a new regimen with Frankincense, Neroli, Tamanu and Baobab oils. Hope that will help :)

  4. Your skin tone/coloring: NC05

    Holy grail skin care product: Spectro Jel face wash. One to the few soaps my skin doesn’t have an issue with.

    Holy grail concealer: Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer

    Holy grail foundation: it use to Everyday Mineral Intensive Fundation in Olive Fair but the DC’d the foundation line. >_< I'm still hunting

  5. CHRIS

    Clean and Clear Persa Gel
    Covergirl Queen Collection 3/1 Liquid Foundation
    Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer

  6. Your skin tone/coloring: Light (NW20)
    Holy grail skin care product? CeraVe PM! So gentle and so moisturizing.
    Holy grail concealer? Really love Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer (say that 3 times fast)!
    Holy grail foundation? So far, Lancome Tient Miracle in Shade 04, but I’d love it to have a teensy bit more coverage.

    • Ellen

      I have the exact same skin tone and feel the same way about the Lancome foundation in 4N in the lightest grouping
      For a little more coverage, and broad spectrum sunscreen, you could try their Renergie Lift foundation in Porcelain 40. If you’re not attached to Lancome, MUFE HD foundation in shade 115 is the closest match I’ve found so far. If you can handle fragrance, Guerlain and Dior have options too. I found these via one or two good SA’s at Sephora
      I’ve yet to find an SA at a MAC counter that has been useful. Good luck.

  7. My skin is very, very fair and pretty neutral toned. My HG skin care product is Lush’s Ultrabland. My HG foundation is MUFE HD Foundation. My HG concealer is Bobbi Brown’s corrector for my under eye circles – nothing else works like this!!!

  8. ⚔ Your skin tone/coloring: NC20 ish light neutral with slight yellow undertones

    ⚔ Holy grail skin care product: I’m 50 this year so anti-aging regimen is a must. The Sisleya line from Sisley is my regular skin care routine, but my absolute fav product is the Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask. Twice a week and OMG..instant beautiful skin.

    ⚔ Holy grail concealer: Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Peach with Dermablend concealer in Beige on top

    ⚔ Holy grail foundation: Foundation is always a moving target for me as I vacillate on coverage and texture depending on my mood. I also always purchase 2 shades of one product so I can custom mix as I rarely find a perfect match in one shade and can adjust according to season. My current favs being: By Terry Cover Expert #3 and #7. Bobbi Brown Long-wear Even Finish Foundation in 02 Sand and 2.5 Warm Sand and for lighter coverage Nars TM in Alaska which is really quite yellow, but I can just pull it off since it is on the sheerer side.

  9. ElKay

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: NW-25
    ■Holy grail skin care product? Paula’s Choice AHA 8%
    ■Holy grail concealer? Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer
    ■Holy grail foundation? CHANEL VITALUMIÈRE MOISTURE-RICH RADIANCE FLUID MAKEUP – Excellent for dry skin

  10. Omenamna

    I have a neautral warm skintone ,I usually use rose water spray To freshen up my skin , I sometimes use aloe Vera on skin as well as my hair , I think it makes a great conditioner as well , for makeup I use a lot of products , I keep trying different ones , I can’t just settle on one product and call it my holy grail . I have a insatiable curiosity for makeup ..

  11. Yellowlantern

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC20

    Holy grail skin care product? Probably my Clarisonic or Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum.

    Holy grail concealer? Cle de Peau’s concealer

    Holy grail foundation? Found some I really like, but none are my holy grail. MAC Prolong Wear (esp. for summer), Diorskin Forever Flawless, and Guerlain Lingerie de Peau.

  12. Elle Jaye

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: Dark Neutral (MAC NC50)
    ■Holy grail skin care product? Jojoba or Grapeseed Oil
    ■Holy grail concealer? MAC Prolongwear& Bobbi Brown Corrector
    ■Holy grail foundation? Believe it or not Loreal True Match N8! Its the closest match I’ve found for my skin all year round. I have others that I wear from time to time, but I want my face to look perfect I grab it and my MAC Mineralize Skin Finish everytime.

    • CHRIS

      I loved L’Oreal HIP Foundations. I have tried their True Match in C6-8 and also W8. I finally decided to try Covergirl’s Queen. I think I have found a good match. I have been so frustrated trying to match my face and neck. I still like my MAC NC50 Studiofix. I love the BB concealer. I just found the corrector again. Do you notice a big difference when you use it b4 the concealer?

      • Elle Jaye

        I notice a big difference underneath my eyes and on my really dark spots. It doesn’t crease and I think its worth the money! What color do you use in CoverGirl Queen?

        • CHRIS

          825. I really like coverage. I plan to get the MAC or Sigma Duo Fibre brush, as I have two flat MAC Foundation brushes. I will revisit the corrector. I may also look at that N8.

  13. Anette Højland

    Medium NW20/25 with a touch of NC25
    Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair/ Chanel Sublimage
    Giorgio Armani Maestro Eraser
    Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation/Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer

  14. Leaf

    Your skin tone/coloring: probably N5-NW10

    Holy grail skin care product? Right now it’s Avene Redness Relief Cream (the SPF 20 one)

    Holy grail concealer? Still looking, currently relatively happy with Cover FX Cream Foundation in E0 as a concealer.

    Holy grail foundation? Vapour Atmosphere Luminous Foundation in O90.

  15. t_zwiggy

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium, peachy (NW20-25)

    Holy grail skin care product? I love all products from Jan Marini’s Bioglycolic line and the creams/lotions from the Transformation line. Can’t pick one, because my skin freaks out whenever I switch out just one of them. I also couldn’t live without Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub, best facial exfoliator ever.

    Holy grail concealer? Amazing Cosmetics Concealer! The only one that works for my very dark circles. Extremely opaque, covers way better than Cle de Peau (which is my second favorite).

    Holy grail foundation? Jane Iredale PurePressed Base! If I could keep only one makeup product, this would be it. Lasts ALL DAY, doesn’t break me out (almost everything else does), covers well while still looking natural. I have extremely oily skin, not sure if this would be good for someone with drier skin.

  16. shilpa

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC 30/35

    Holy grail skin care product? Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel for sure!

    Holy grail concealer? Still Searching! About to try Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer.

    Holy grail foundation? Chanel Vitalumiere and Lancome Tient Idole (all versions!) b/c both have matching shades.

  17. syrup

    skin tone/coloring: brown (Afr/Am) skin, lots of yellow undertone
    Holy grail skin care product?: none
    Holy grail concealer: MuFe HD Invisible Cover Concealer
    Holy grail foundation: I don’t wear much foundation – have had the best luck with Cover Girl Queen collection (cream)

  18. Your skin tone/coloring: medium warm

    Holy grail skin care product? La Mer’s Regenerating Serum. Ridiculously expensive, but this baby has POWER

    Holy grail concealer? MAC’s Pro Longwear concealer

    Holy grail foundation? Bourjois’ 1 2 3 Perfect foundation. I have never found a foundation that matches my skin so perfectly

  19. Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC42/NARS Syracuse
    Holy grail skin care product? Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 with Antioxidants
    Holy grail concealer? NARS Creamy Concealer in Biscuit
    Holy grail foundation? MAC Studio Fix in NC42

    • Kim

      Closest to NC42 (winter) – lots of yellow/green undertones

      Skin care: no favorite

      Concealer: inglot MW101- yellow under eye, tarte creaselss- tan (peacy under eye)

      Foundation: two faced amazing – warm homey, sonia kashuk bamboo, (both slightly wrong tone)
      Becca bamboo, ysl touché éclat bd60 (both,slightly dark)
      prescriptives online custom blend level 3.5 with 8 yellow and 5 green pumps

      Nars Syracuse used to be perfect but I am finding it oxidizes on me now

  20. Charlotte

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with pink undertones. NC15

    Holy grail skin care product? Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizer, Boots No7 Total Renewal Micro-Dermibrasion Exfoliater and Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque.

    Holy grail concealer? Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Bisque and MAC’s Prolongwear concealer in NC15. (yeah, I have two. I use them for different things)

    Holy grail foundation? Definately Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation!!!

  21. Jillian Walker

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium. Warm undertones.
    Holy grail skin care product: Simple Rich Moisturizer
    Holy grail concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touche Concealer+Highlighter
    Holy grail foundation: Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo

  22. Kathryn Vander Molen

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very pale
    Holy grail skin care product? Neutrogena Fight & Fade Spot Treatment
    Holy grail concealer? Hard Candy Glamouflage
    Holy grail foundation? Revlon ColorStay. It lasts, it covers my acne, and it’s the only foundation light enough for my skin tone (and it’s still a little dark)

  23. JamieM

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium

    Holy grail skin care product? Josie Maran Argan Oil

    Holy grail concealer? For blemishes, thebalm TimeBalm Anti-Wrinkle Concealer in medium! It is soo velvetly and opaque! You need very little product to cover blemishes.

    Holy grail foundation? Still looking, but I am really liked the UD Naked Skin foundation, it is sooo light and feels like nothing is on your skin. I use shade 4.0

    • Kelly B.

      I am completely obsessed with Josie Maran’s Argon Oil. I have 3 full bottles as backups and I rarely buy a backup of anything since there is always something new to try. I stock up when she has great sales. I thought it might be brand hype so I tried multiple other brands of “first cold pressed” and Josie Maran’s is the only brand my skin LOVES. I have (or tried) 99% of her product line. Have you ever tried the Hair Serum…it has replaced all other styling products for me. The hot oil packets are also amazing but pricey so a treat.

  24. Nicole

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC25
    Holy grail skin care product? Anything by Paula’s Choice. I started using her products about a year ago and my skin looks much younger. I never had great skin before, but it is clearer and brighter now.
    Holy grail concealer? Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer. I use concealer primarily for under my eyes, and this one works best to not dry out my under-eye area.
    Holy grail foundation? MAC Studio Fix Fluid (NC25). I’ve tried hundreds, but I like the finish and wear of SFF the best, and NC25 matches my skin tone well (many foundations seem too pink/peach).

  25. Monica

    Skin tone/coloring: Medium to dark with yellow undertones
    Holy grail skin care product: Cetaphil anything, great for my sensitive skin
    Holy grail concealer: still searching, planning to try Bobby Brown’s color corrector & concealer
    Holy grail foundation: MUFE Face & Body

  26. Mariella

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/cool
    Holy grail skin care product? Sunscreen and Clarins treatment oils (not worn together) and also Vasanti Facial Rejuvenator and 2 products from Erno Laszlo – sea mud soap and pHelityl oil
    Holy grail concealer? Haven’t really found it yet but my best 2 are MAC Pro Longwear and It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye
    Holy grail foundation? No question – Guerlain Lingerie de Peau

  27. becca

    skin tone/coloring: very pale (nc/nw5)
    holy grail skin care product: clarisonic mia brush
    holy grail concealer: nars radiant creamy concealer in chantilly
    holy grail foundation: giorgio armani lasting silk uv in #2

  28. Rachel

    Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral with slight pink undertones. I wear NW20 in MAC
    Holy grail skin care product? Origins Make a Difference moisturizer and Murad acne cleanser (I love any products from Murad and Origins)
    Holy grail concealer? MAC Pro-longwear concealer. It’s the only one that never creases.
    Holy grail foundation? Laura Mercier Silk Creme in Rose Ivory

  29. Winni

    My skin tone is medium, nc30 ish
    Holy grail skin product : Paula’s Choice Resist line (everything!)
    HG Concesler: Tarte Maracuja Concealer (perfect in winter on my combo skin).
    HG Foundation…….mmmmmmm….still looking. Love the Tarte Amazon clay foundation, Covergirl Outlast 3in 1 foundation. About to try the new IT Cosmetics powder foundation. No HG yet.

  30. Lisa

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light Medium with Olive undertones

    Holy grail skin care product? Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 1% BHA Lotion – It’s really helped reduce clogged pores and redness. I do plan to try out the 2% once I run out though.

    Holy grail concealer? MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – I love that it not only covers my dark circles but it’s also a thin, moisturizing formula that doesn’t crease and lasts all day.

    Holy grail foundation? Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation – It truly is a lightweight formula that feels like I’m not wearing anything at all. It offers the perfect amount of coverage and the natural finish works well with my normal to dry skin.

  31. Kristabelle

    Your skin tone/coloring: very pale with yellow undertones

    Holy grail skin care product?
    Fortune Cookie Soap’s Clearly Complexion bar soap. A bar has lasted me a year and a half (using it twice every day) and it’s seriously a miracle- cleared up my severe cystic acne without drying out or hurting my sensitive skin. I will never stop using this and I will cry if they stop making it lol.

    Holy grail concealer?
    Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer is the only thing that works for my undereye circles and acne scars.

    Holy grail foundation?
    Hmm haven’t found it yet. I love Skin79 Super Gold VIP Plus BB cream for a natural look and Revlon Colorstay for more coverage, but neither is perfect. Every time I find a foundation that I love, it breaks me out.

  32. firebird

    Skin tone/colouring: MAC NC15/20 — fair, dry to normal skin with neutral undertones.

    Favourite concealer: MAC Studio Finish concealer for under-eye circles.

    Favourite foundation: In a perpetual hunt for amazing foundation. Currently using Nars Pure Radiant tm (lightest shade) every day, liking it. Dior Nude for fuller coverage, but still searching for a glowing full-coverage foundation.

  33. Jamie

    Your skin tone/coloring: light with yellow undertones
    Holy grail skin care product?: Used to be the Equate version of the Aveeno moisturizer but they do not make it anymore so I am going to say “none”.
    Holy grail concealer?: CoverGirl Smoothers
    Holy grail foundation?: Revlon ColorStay Original

  34. Tinose

    Your skin tone/coloring: Blushing ghost
    Holy grail skin care product? Mix of jojoba oil, castor oil, lavender essential oil, and tea tree essential oil. I use it both as a cleanser and moisturizer.
    Holy grail concealer? I wish.
    Holy grail foundation? BRTC’s Blemish Recover Balm. I get lots of compliments on my skin, and no one seems to realize I’m wearing it unless I mention it.

  35. Lisa Michelle

    Your skin tone/coloring:Medium Tan

    Holy grail skin care product? Proactiv

    Holy grail concealer? Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer SPF 30

    Holy grail foundation? Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation

  36. Kate

    Your skin tone/coloring? NC15
    Holy grail skin care product? Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Sleeping Facial
    Holy grail concealer? MAC Pro Longwear
    Holy grail foundation? NARS Sheer Glow

  37. Kendall

    Your skin tone/coloring:very fair
    Holy grail skin care product? purpose gentle cleansing wash
    Holy grail concealer? still looking, but loving coverblend by exuviance multi purpose concealer
    Holy grail foundation? still looking, but really liking covergirl 3 in 1 foundation

  38. patrcja

    Your skin tone/coloring NC40
    Holy grail skin care product? Clarins Hydra Matte Lotion
    Holy grail concealer? studio fix concelear
    Holy grail foundation? studio sculpt

  39. kitten

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium/olive
    Holy grail skin care product? Still looking for it
    Holy grail concealer? Amazing Concealer
    Holy grail foundation? Revlon Colorstay Whipped

  40. Patsy Dseautel

    Your skin tone/coloring: light medium, neutral undertones
    Holy grail skin care product? Josie Maran Argan Oil
    Holy grail concealer? still looking
    Holy grail foundation? Just ordered my second bottle of UD Naked Skin 4.5 :)

  41. Your skin tone/coloring:MAC NC15—very fair with pink undertones
    Holy grail skin care product: I don’t currently have a regimine but need to get one.
    Holy grail concealer: I love BM’s pressed one and Tarte’s Maracujra (SP) one. I alternate between two.
    Holy grail foundation: It depends on my acne. When I need full coverage Tarte’s Amazonian Clay when Med coverage is good: I’m loving Mac’s Mineralize. I also love Laura Mercier TM when my skin is doing really well.

  42. Jane

    Your skin tone/coloring:Fair/cool
    Holy grail skin care product?Strivectin
    Holy grail concealer? Still searching. Probably Armani
    Holy grail foundation? Chanel Aqualumiere

  43. Heidi S.

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light, yellow undetones
    Holy grail skin care product: Olay Regenerist Serum
    Holy grail concealer? NYX Wonder Pencil
    Holy grail foundation? I REALLY loved Max Factor’s Panstick, but since it’s not available anymore, I’ve switched to BB Cream. I like Beyond Beauty’s…I found it at Sally Beauty.

    • Julia

      If you are in the U.S., sells Max Factor Pan-Stik, but just in 1 color – true beige. I miss this brand!

  44. milaxx

    Your skin tone/coloring: AA med dark. NC 50/55 in MAC
    Holy grail skin care product? Vaseline
    Holy grail concealer? Coverfx
    Holy grail foundation? coverfx

  45. Gabby

    – Your skin tone/coloring: light with warm undertones (NC20)

    – Holy grail skin care product: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (only thing that helped nourish + lock moisture in my extremely dehydrated face).

    – Holy grail concealer: Benefit’s Erase Paste with Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer on top (it covers my crazy Italian dark circles well, but does not look cakey).

    – Holy grail foundation: still haven’t found mine, but I have been enjoying MAC’s Face & Body as of late.

  46. Your skin tone/coloring: fair/cool
    Holy grail skin care product? pond’s cold cream
    Holy grail concealer? kat von d tattoo concealer
    Holy grail foundation? bare minerals original in light

  47. CeeBee

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

    Holy grail skin care product? Shiseido Bio Performance Super Corrective Serum – it’s amazing!

    Holy grail concealer? Thin Lizzy – beeswax based, pigmented like whoa, last all day. Love it.

    Holy grail foundation? Errr, don’t have one. Parure Gold comes close though and Kevyn Aucion Sensual Skin Enhancer is magic in a tiny pot, I tell you…

  48. Alley Cat

    Your skin tone/coloring: Tanned/medium to dark golden skin, NC37-42
    Holy grail skin care product? Haven’t found it yet. :(
    Holy grail concealer? Haven’t found it yet! :((
    Holy grail foundation? Have found it yet… but could anybody help? Kevyn Aucoin’s SSE *might* just be what I’m looking for. But it’s not available locally, so I have to import from the U.S. Could anybody tell me what shade to get for NC37-NC40? My chest never tans, so I’m getting my lighter shade to use year-round. Thanks!

    • kristanna

      thats going to be hard to pin down. its based on different undertones so its best to go into Barneys and get matched, or contact someone on their Facebook.

      • Alley Cat

        Yeah, it’s going to be hard. :( We don’t have Barney’s here, unfortunately. But I’ll try to contact someone on their Facebook page — thanks for the suggestion! (I have yellow undertone, but since I’m medium to dark skinned, it’s more golden than yellow, but def less yellow than SX 08!)

  49. Ellen

    Skin Tone: very fair with some pink, MAC NW15-20, but need to mix in some yellow to really match, so I haven’t really found a MAC foundaation I can use, Bobbi Brown Warm Ivory right tone but too yellow

    HG Skin Care product: Paula’s Choice Hydrating Treatment Cream, use on very sensitive skin every night, use it under any treatment I do because my skin is too sensitive to put an AHA, BHA,or G-d Forbid Retin A directly on my skin, I usually put cortisone 1% ointment over it if my skin is really dry/irritated.

    HG concealer: Bobbi Brown corrector in light bisque under eyes, BB warm ivory concealer over imperfections on face, BB warm ivory and cool sand concealers over corrector under eyes for dark circles

    HG foundation: always looking, current best match is MUFE HD in 115, or Nars sheer glow in Mt. Blanc. MAC foundations are too pink or too yellow, can’t seem to find one with the perfect blend, and I haven’t found one I like enough to try to blend myself. I also need fragrance free products (although I think the MUFE may have a drop of fragrance, its not really noticable), so that eliminates brands like Guerlain,Givenchy and Dior!

  50. Stephanie

    Skintone: NC20-NC30 Depending on self tanner.

    Holy Grail Skin Product: Timeless Hyaluronic Acid Serum on AMAZON.COM

    Holy Grail Concealer: Mally Cancellation Concealer System

    Holy Grail Foundation: I mix Estee Lauder Double Wear Camoflauge Foundation with Loreal True Match: I get the coverage from Estee Lauder and the Slip from Loreal:)

    • Kelly B.

      Hi Stephanie…I have Mally’s Cancellation Concealer System too. I’ve tried using it as shown by Mally in videos and on QVC but I can’t seem to get the same results. Would you tell me how you apply it? Do you use the translucent powder that comes with it for setting? Thanks for any tips.

      Don’t know if you’ve tried it but I love her Face Defender to set everything…it works great on my dry skin, blurs my pores and keeps blush in place all day.

  51. Miss J

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light, Neutral to Warm (NC20 in MAC Code)

    Holy grail skin care product?: It’s hard to say; I recently changed up my whole routine with completely different products. If I had to pick one, it would probably be my Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture because it’s the only moisturizer I’ve found to really combat the dry, rough, raw, flaky patches of skin. I believe this moisturizer and the Clarisonic are what have been making all the difference in my skins appearance.

    Holy grail concealer?: MAC Pro Longwear!

    Holy grail foundation?: NARS Sheer Glow has been my favorite, go-to foundation since about 2008/2009 now. Even when I’ve decided to test a new foundation, I still keep this one on hand because I always go back to it.

  52. Wenz

    Your skin tone/coloring: Tan (NC42 in MAC)

    Holy grail skin care product? Clarisonic! or a real “product” = St Ives Green Tea Scrub

    Holy grail concealer? In between MAC Prolongwear & Tarte Maracuja creaseless

    Holy grail foundation? The new Covergirl Outlast 3in1 has recently taken over from MAC Studio Fix/Revlon Colorstay

  53. Shelly

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair.

    Holy grail skin care product?: I’ve recently fallen in love with Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre.

    Holy grail concealer?: Don’t have one yet.

    Holy grail foundation?: Don’t have one yet, but I’m currently liking NARS Sheer Glow.

  54. Nikki

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC50

    Holy grail skin care product? Treatment

    Holy grail concealer? I don’t wear concealer.

    Holy grail foundation? Currently, I’m in love with MUFE Face & Body for liquid. I’m on the hunt for a HG powder foundation because of it’s ease of use. I’m presently using Sephora Microsmooth PF and really like it, but I’m also curious to test out MUFE Profinish. Hopefully between the two, I’ll find my new love.

  55. Lorie Nieva

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light/medium Olive– I’m filipino but I’m not very yellow. I’m more on the olive side. I tan very easily and when I do, I can get a little red.

    Holy grail skin care product? I’m a big proponent of sunblock and I love a good physical sunscreen. I’ve been using Dermaquest Zinc Clear SPF 30 in the “Nude” color and it has 18.6% zinc oxide. This sunblock glides on, has a creamy gel like consistency and find that it doesn’t interfere with my foundation or concealer. It is tinted but it dries clear!

    Holy grail concealer? I have 2 concealers that I like. On a daily basis, I use YSL Touche Eclat in #8 (even though I couldn’t find the color on the website. I’m confused as to whether or not they discontinued this color?). This is super light, blends right in and just an instant brightener. When I want a heavier consistency, I go for Hourglass Corrective Concealer in Sand.

    Holy grail foundation? My skin has been so dry lately that my usual Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in #3 has been sitting on top of my skin rather than melding into it. Arrghh. So, I’ve been sampling a bunch and lately I’ve been really liking Guerlain’s Lingerie de Peau in the #2, and the Parure Gold in the #2 as well. My only problem with the Guerlain line is that I’m in between colors. The #3’s have both been too dark and pulled pink on me. I’m trying to see if I can’t get the #2’s to work if I just brush some bronzer on top.

    • Soleil

      hi lorie! do you live in the US or manila? it seems the products you’re using are not (yet) available here in the philippines :( good to know your preferences, might work for me as well.

      • Lorie Nieva

        Hi Soleil, I’m in sunny California! Sorry to hear that the products are not in the Philippines yet. Side note: I haven’t visited over there since 1999 and miss it so much. =)

  56. louise

    – NC15
    – Kenzoki Crème Glacée Régénérante
    – Bobbi brown concealer “ivory”
    – MUFE Hd foundation “117” or MAC Face and Body C1

  57. Genevieve

    Philosophy Hope in a Tube, LaMer skin cream, and anything Ole Henrikson
    Cleau de Peau for undereyes and MAC mineral concealer for my face
    Still looking for an HG foundation, but I have been using Philosophy The Super Natural and Nars sheer glow for liquid and for powder Smashbox Halo or MAC msf natural.

  58. Dominique

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: medium/fair

    ■Holy grail skin care product? : Liérac Hydra Chrono serum

    ■Holy grail concealer? I don’t use concealers

    ■Holy grail foundation? I don’t use foundation but if I did it would be Guerlain Lingerie de Peau I think

  59. Audrey

    Your skin tone/coloring:MAC NW 15, Chanel BR 12 in vitalumiere aqua foundation

    Holy grail skin care product? Neutrogena Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub

    Holy grail concealer? I haven’t found one yet, but Baremineral’s mineral veil is my HG under-eye concealer setting powder! It is the best product for the job. (I use the original loose verson).

    Holy grail foundation? Lorac POREfection baked perfecting powder (shade PF2)

  60. Leticia

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC25
    Holy grail skin care product? Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief – pure moisture goodness in a lightweight gel that my skin loves to “drink”!
    Holy grail concealer? I haven´t found one yet, so I’ll give a close look to readers’ answers on this item!
    Holy grail foundation? Until now, Lancome Teint Idole is the best foundation I’ve found – it does everything I expect a foundation to do.

  61. Trudy

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC 15 in MAC Studio Fix liquid/ NW 20 in the powder foundation – fair with neutral/cool undertones, skin can be pink and blotchy
    Holy grail skin care product? Oxy pads
    Holy grail concealer? Clinique
    Holy grail foundation? Covergirl Aquasmooth in Ivory with MAC NW20 Studio Fix powder foundation over it. I finish with Mally Evercolor Poreless Face defender and my makeup stays all day :)

    • Kelly B.

      Funny…I just asked Stephanie (above) if she has tried Mally’s Evercolor Poreless Face Defender before your comment posted :) I’ve never noticed anyone comment on this product and I love it too…especially over powder foundation.

  62. Joanne D

    MAC NC 42/Nars Syracuse
    Philosophy Purity Made Simple
    MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer
    Nars Sheer Glow Syracuse

  63. Sunny

    Skin tone: medium olive nc37-40
    Skin care product: almond oil as a nighttime treatment for my dry skin and okay microdermabrasion system. Amazing stuff.
    Concealer: not HG, but I really enjoy maybelline age rewind concealer for Under my eyes which has sadly been discontinued. MAC prolongwear is pretty good too.
    Foundation: lancome teint miracle. Just wish it lasted longer on my skin but always on the look out for better things!

  64. Katie

    Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral/Beige
    Holy grail skin care product? Chanel Brightening System
    Holy grail concealer? BECCA duo concealer
    Holy grail foundation? Shiseido Sun Protection Liquid foundation. No one ever knows/talks about it. Go try it!

    • Bribri

      I love that foundation! It’s amazing. Very long wearing, which is great for summer, but hard to get off without my clarisonic.

  65. blueraccoon

    skin tone/coloring: Fair with cool tones, probably around an NW15

    HG skin care: ExfoliKate. This stuff leaves me with baby soft, smooth skin. It’s just so pricey, sigh.

    HG concealer: I haven’t got one. Still trying to find a way to make concealer work for me.

    HG foundation: Not sure about this either. Right now I love Cover Girl’s outlast 3-in-1 foundation, and MUFE Pro Finish powder foundation. And Diorskin Nude BB cream. I don’t know as I have an absolute favorite because it depends on what I’m going for.

  66. Bribri

    Skin tone: light/pale with cool undertones.
    HG skin care: Paula’s Choice BHA9. No more blackheads!
    HG concealer: my skin is super nice these days so I only use concealer under my eyes, but I like Laura Mercier Secret Concealer in shade 1.
    HG foundation: I have about 10-15 in my drawer and I use them all for different reasons and occasions, but MUFE HD (#115) is my old standby. Matches my skin perfecty, wears well, look like skin but has good coverage, and doesn’t transfer.

  67. – Your skin tone/coloring:

    – Holy grail skin care product?
    Possibly Clean & Clear Acne Clearing Gel and Steamcream.

    – Holy grail concealer?
    I haven’t found one I’d deem HG, to be honest, although I’m currently using MAC Studiofinish.

    – Holy grail foundation?
    Again, I don’t think I’ve found my HG. I only own one full-sized foundation, and even then it was a GWP. From the samples I have, my current favorite is Guerlain’s Lingerie de Peau.

  68. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with pinkish areas
    Holy grail skin care product? One Hand Washes The Other – Black Magic cream soap in the jar. My skin cannot behave without it.
    Holy grail concealer? Still looking :/
    Holy grail foundation? Misscha Perfect Cover bb cream in shade #13

  69. Cat G

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with yellow undertones
    Holy grail skin care product? Tea Tree Oil is amazing for my acne!!!
    Holy grail concealer? Bare Minerals Concealer in Summer Bisque
    Holy grail foundation? Bare Minerals Matte Foundation

  70. Elle

    Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain/Ivory
    Holy grail skin care product? Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser
    Holy grail concealer? Benefit Fake Up
    Holy grail foundation? Clarins Instant Smooth Foundation

  71. lindsay

    Your skin tone/coloring: acne prone/neutral to warm colouring

    Holy grail skin care product? neostrata blemish spot gel it keeps my acne under control and has never over dried my skin. actually it is quite moisturizing which is kind of weird for a product with alcohol, bha, and aha.

    Holy grail concealer? laura mercier secret concealer!! never settles into fine lines and has really great colour correcting properties

    Holy grail foundation? sadly, i have tried everything under the sun and my skin just cannot tolerate foundation because it is so acne prone. if i do wear anything, i find cover fx total coverage cream foundation to be the least acne causing.

  72. Luisa

    -Skin tone/coloring: Light/yellow undertones

    -Holy grail skincare: Biologique Recherche Lotion p50. Holy crap! Please do yourself a favor and go buy it. TRUST ME! I can go on and on and on on how amazing this product is. Just research it and you’ll see.

    -Holy grail concealer: Tarte’s Maracuja in fair

    -Holy grail foundation: Lancôme’s 24 hour. Awesome stuff!! It replaced my Estée Lauder’s Double Wear. I’ve tried many many foundations and this one blew me out of the water!

  73. NURUL

    HG skin care : alpha h liquid gold
    HG concealer: mufe full cover
    HG foundation : NARS sheer glow

  74. Ellocentipede

    1. Fair, pinkish
    2. Not sure that I have one- Philosophy’s Purity and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream used to do the trick and then stopped working. I’m also getting a little older and so looking for products that will help with aging. Right now I’m using Lush’s Angels on Bare Skin in the Morning, Lush Ultrabland at night, and moisurizing with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream and Lush Gorgeous mixed together.
    3. Not sure if I have one here either. I use Benefit Lemonaid and Bare Minerals Stroke of Light around the eye area, and Benefit Boi-ing on zits and over redness and such.
    4. I absolutely do not wear foundation. I used to work at Sephora and they tried to force me to wear it- and of course it broke me out. My skin is mega sensitive. If I feel like I’m having a terrible skin day, I will wear some Skin Food BB Cream, but I don’t even like doing that. :/

  75. Ceri

    Skin colour: NW20, fairly light

    Favorite skin care: Body shop White Musk Libertine body butter
    HG Concealer: Lancome Effacernes Longue Tenue (waterproof)
    HG Foundation: for long lasting day its Max Factor Face Finity 3 in 1, shade 05 Natural. For evening looks its Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation in Warm Ivory

  76. Katherine

    Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral leaning warm, olive. Brunette/brown eyes.

    Holy grail skin care product? Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, I use it morning and night. It calms my skin and just plain works for me.

    Holy grail concealer? I don’t use concealer. I should kiss my Mother next time I see her because I didn’t inherit dark circles and given my age I don’t have acne anymore. However, I do have melasma but it can be covered completely with foundation.

    Holy grail foundation?
    I don’t have one. With the exception of Estee Lauder Double Wear
    Maximum Cover Camouflage which I use for special occasions and formal events. But- I add Estee Lauder Spotlight or MAC strobelight to it before applying because it can be very opaque.

  77. Jen

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium tanned skin with yellow undertones (MAC NC40, NARS Sheer Glow Barcelona, MAC Face and Body in C4

    Holy grail skin care product? Clarisonic MIA and Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm SPF 25

    Holy grail concealer? Bobbi Brown Creamy concealer in Honey

    Holy grail foundation? MAC Face and Body because it photographs beautifully and is not heavy ion the skin.

  78. Veronica

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool-toned.
    Holy grail skin care product? Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer. My mother’s been using it since the ’90s, and I inherited her love of it. Great for dry and sensitive skin.
    Holy grail concealer? Bobbi Brown’s concealer/corrector duos are the closest I’ve come to an HG product.
    Holy grail foundation? Haven’t quite found one yet, but I have a serious lemming for Dior’s Diorskin Sheer foundation right now thanks to the sample I received at Nordstrom’s.

  79. Your skin tone/coloring: Light with neutral to warm undertones -NC20 is slightly too warm for me but it’s close.

    Holy grail skin care product? Honestly I have never found one. I really like Cetaphil cleanser – it does the job and NEVER irritates. I’m considering delving into higher end skin care, finally! I’ve been using mid to high end makeup for years, I just recently started using salon hair care – skincare is the last step.

    Holy grail concealer? I’ve loved MAC Select Moisturecover for years, enough that I’ve never strayed. It’s not my holy grail though, I’ve just been too daunted by the mammoth task of finding something else!

    Holy grail foundation? I had tried SO many different foundations, and never found one I really liked, until I tried MAC Studio Fix Fluid. It’s the only foundation I’ve EVER repurchased. It ticks many, many boxes – I love the finish, it doesn’t cake (even if I PACK it on!) and it wears really well (with NO powder) – it doesn’t look odd and “foundation-y” after 8 hours – it just fades evenly. It photographs amazingly too – thanks to Dustin Hunter for pointing that out! The only reason it’s not my holy grail is 1) the shades aren’t perfect – NC is slightly too warm and NW is WAY too pink – and 2) it’s slightly too matte – sometimes it wears oddly if my base isn’t right.

  80. Your skin tone/coloring:
    MAC NC30
    Holy grail skin care product?
    I haven’t found it yet. I’m still looking, I hope I can find a moisturiser that is targeted towards oily skin, contains SPF but doesn’t contain any alcohol or perfume, if anyone knows a moisturiser that has all those things please let me know 😉
    Holy grail concealer?
    Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection
    Holy grail foundation?
    I don’t wear foundation very often. I prefer powders, my favourite is the Diorskin Nude Fresh Powder but I heard they are going to discontinue it.

  81. Mariela B

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium/Warm tone
    Holy grail skin care product? Equate Daily skin therapy Moisturizer/Normal to dry skin
    Holy grail concealer? Hard candy Glamouflage/Medium
    Holy grail foundation? Covergirl Outlast 3in1/ Nude beige

  82. CLMirta

    Your skin tone/coloring : light with yellow undertone NC 20-25.

    Holy grail skincare product : Creme de Lamer , and Lamer The Concentrate serum.

    Holy grail concealer : i’m 33 and still don’t need any concealer, thanks to Lamer !

    Holy grail foundation : Suqqu Frame Fix Cream Foundation.

  83. NeenaJ

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with redness & freckles. Skin type: Combination, dehydrated, sensitive and prone to breakouts from ingredients.
    Holy grail skin care product? La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5. I stocked up when I was on vacay in Europe and have my friend bring me tubes back when she’s in the States. SkinCeuticals Phyto gel comes in at a close second.
    Holy grail concealer? Cle de Peau for blemishes.
    Holy grail foundation? Still looking but, right now, my favorite is Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless Foundation in Shade 2.

  84. L

    I have none! I’m still exploring, and there is nothing I have that I must have right this second if I somehow lost it!

  85. Michelle Teixeira

    My skin tone is olive tan, MUFE 153, MAC NC42, Estee Lauder Doublewear Wheat. Holy Grail skincare product is my facial cleanser called Shiseido Ultimate Cleansing Oil from their sun care line. I am currently altering my moisturiser routine and my skin is so inflamed and sore! Holy Grail concealer is Mally Under Eye Prep concealer in deep. My Holy Grail foundation has been reformulated and no longer works for me, but, it was Estee Lauder Doublewear Wheat.

  86. YvesRaindrop

    Skin tone: Light Cool/Neutral. Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc is my best shade.
    HG Skin Care: Embryolisse 24 Hour Creme, Clinique SuperRescue Antioxidant moisturizers, CeraVe Lotion
    HG Concealer: MUFE Full Cover, plan on trying Nars Creamy Concealer
    HG Foundation: MUFE Face&Body and Nars Sheer Glow (even better mixed together!)

  87. Ana

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC30-NC35
    Holy grail skin care product? TBS Tea Tree System
    Holy grail concealer? MAC Select Moisturecover
    Holy grail foundation? Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme

  88. Sophie

    our skin tone/coloring: light/medium
    Holy grail skin care product: APIVITA first line eyecream and aqua vita moisturizer
    Holy grail concealer: MAC pro longwear
    Holy grail foundation: Mac pro longwear

  89. STEPH tp

    Skin tone: very pale with neutral tones
    HG skincare: Biotherm Biocils (blue) Eye makeup remover.. Gets everything off 😀
    HG Concealer: I really like the Bobbi Brown Corrector, but it creases ever so slightly… So I’m still looking! :)
    HG foundation: Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H in 100.. It’s the perfect shade for me, has enough coverage without looking too heavy, and it lasts all day on me :). There are still some foundations I want to try though!

  90. n8iveBeauT

    Skin tone/coloring: Light/medium with yellow undertones

    Holy grail skin care product: Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Exfoliator

    Holy grail concealer: Cargo’s Blu-Ray concealer in light, MAC Prolongwear concealer and Mabeline’s Instant Age Rewind blah-blah-blah

    Holy grail foundation: NARS Sheer Glow, MAC’s Matchmaster and Estee Lauder Double Wear and Revelon’s Colorstay foundation for oily/combination skin

  91. Liz

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC25

    So none of these are really “holy grail”, but these are products I’ve been really enjoying over the past half a year or so:
    Holy grail skin care product? Clarins Lotus Oil, Indeed Labs Hydraluron, Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner
    Holy grail concealer? MUFE Full Cover
    Holy grail foundation? Bourjois 1 2 3 Perfect Foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear

  92. Z.

    Your Skin Tone/coloring: Very fair with pink undertones

    Holy Grail Skin Care Product:Lancome Visionnaire. I love the smell, hate the price. Really makes my skin hydrated, and make my pores small. Excellent as a primer too.

    Holy Grail Concealer? Right now I’m inbetween NYX’s HD Concealer and NARS Chantilly concealer stick…

    Holy Grail Foundation? MUFE’s Mat Velvet + in 15; I would die without it!

  93. HeavenGlam

    MAC NC43
    Aveda’s Tourmaline Charged line (although I’be been obsessed with my Olay Pro-X brush.)
    MAC Studio Finish Concealer
    MUFE HD Foundation

  94. Liz M

    skin tone: NC20/30, light with neutral-to-yellow undertones

    holy grail skin care: origins clear improvement charcoal clay mask. adding a clay mask to my skin care routine made a huge difference.

    holy grail concealer: MAC studio finish NC30. seriously. it creases on me under the eyes, so it’s not a true HG product for me, but it’s still the best concealer i’ve found so far.

    holy grail foundation: NARS sheer glow in deauville (light 4). NARS isn’t sold in my current country of residence, so i’ve switched to chanel vitalumiere aqua, and i can’t wait to get my NARS back!