Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Survey Says

Fill in the survey below with your answers, and then share your answers with us in the comments section! :-)

  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Last beauty retailer you went to?
  • Did you buy anything?
  • If so, what did you love most?

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62 thoughts on “Survey Says… March 6th, 2013

  1. Avatar of Aida Aida

    Light/yellow
    Dillard’s Dior Counter
    5 Couleurs 254 Bleu de Paris
    Absolutely in love with it :).

  2. Avatar of Tigerlily Tigerlily

    - Your skin tone/coloring: medium
    - Last beauty retailer you went to? Chanel
    - Did you buy anything? Rouge Coco lipstick in Rouge Orage
    - If so, what did you love most? Great texture and pigmentation, and it also works beautifully as a stain

  3. Avatar of Melissa Melissa

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Beige
    Last beauty retailer you went to? Saks & Sephora
    Did you buy anything? Chanel Foundation Brushes #6 & 7, Illamasqua nail polish in Speckled
    If so, what did you love most? I love love the brushes! Super soft. And I have yet to try the polish.

  4. Avatar of Sarah7 SarahE

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium
    Last beauty retailer you went to? Sephora
    Did you buy anything? Laura Mercier Gold Mosaic
    If so, what did you love most? the colors are gorgeous on their own but even more amazing when blended together. Just enough glow for a healthy look; love it!

  5. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    Light, neutral, dark-features.

    Sephora & ULTA-both in the same day, but I don’t remember which was last.

    NARS Brumes & Violetta; Palladio Herbal Mosaic Powder Sun Kissed.

    I love them all, equally. I’ve been really putting alot of thought into each & every purchase, so I’m not buying anything I don’t love. That said, if I had to choose, I’d say Violetta; I’ve been lusting after it for a long time, and when I actually wore it for the first time, it looked so elegant & polished. It’s very, very subtle, but it really makes my eyes “pop”.

  6. Nadia

    Your skin tone/coloring: light with yellow undertones
    Last beauty retailer you went to? Nars counter.

    Did you buy anything? I bought their new concealer in custard and their lipstick in catfight.

    If so, what did you love most? Unfortunately, it is not love for me. I did not find the concealer very hydrating nor radiant as it claims. The lipstick is super drying though I love the colour.
    The ladies at the counter were quite lovely and I got a lot of samples so it is not too bad :)

  7. Courtney K

    Fair neutral
    Sephora (Chose it over Ulta for reward points)
    I bought the Too Faced Boudoir eye pallete
    I like that it’s (yet another) neutral eye pallete, but cool toned instead of warm.

  8. Chel

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair (NC20)
    Last beauty retailer you went to? Sephora
    Did you buy anything? UD primer potion & Benefit creaseless cream shadow- Skinny Jeans
    If so, what did you love most? The primer potion is an HG. Tried the shadow because of the review here & I am in love with it!!

  9. Dominique

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: Medium/fair

    ■Last beauty retailer you went to? M.A.C, Sephora, The Body Shop

    ■Did you buy anything? Yes I did

    ■If so, what did you love most? Maybe the Hypnôse Palette in ” Lumière d’Azur ” really beautiful or the Body Shop perfume in Grapefruit. M.A.C had received the Archie’s collection but they won’t sell until tomorrow I think so I will probably place an online order as I also need 2 Mineralize lipsticks.

  10. Janelle

    Medium. Brown and Brown
    Origins Store
    I bought a foundation, exfoliator, serum, and moisturizer.
    I love all of it. I have been using the face products diligently and it is only day three and I am amble to be without makeup! Of course I just had a facial and was recommended to keep my face moist (I have Oily skin so moist never occurred to me!) and have seen a huge difference. I love the Planscriptions Serum the most I think!

  11. Patricia

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light, neutral
    Last beauty retailer you went to? MAC’s counter
    Did you buy anything? Yes, the #130 brush
    If so, what did you love most? I love its shape and its finish; great for foundation and cream blush!

  12. Charlotte

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, NC15
    ■Last beauty retailer you went to? A MAC store
    ■Did you buy anything? Yeah, some Studio Fix Powder in NC15
    ■If so, what did you love most? I loved the MAC Archie Girls Lipsticks…I wanted to get a couple

  13. Avatar of Christina Christina

    Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral, slight warm tan (C4/NC30)

    Last beauty retailer you went to? Sephora

    Did you buy anything? Clinique High Impact Curling, Anastasia Lashgenius, Sephora brand small fluff eyeshadow brush

    If so, what did you love most? Anastasia Lashgenius! Waterproofs and smudgeproofs ANY mascara. It’s…..GENIUS!!! Love love love.

  14. Avatar of KRISTANNA kristanna

    Your skin tone/coloring: Pale N3

    Last beauty retailer you went to? Walgreens
    Did you buy anything? Yes, Maybelline ltd ed baked blushes in Coral burst (neon orange) Wild Blossom (lavender)

    If so, what did you love most? I liked them best when coral was applied first then blossom over top. The lavender made the coral a toned down neutral shade that was beautiful!!!

  15. Avatar of chris chris

    Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC50
    - Last beauty retailer you went to? ULTA
    - Did you buy anything? NYX Matte Lipsticks in Merlot, Euro Trash. I loved the texture, not drying creamy formula.

  16. light/fairly light
    Sephora
    Laura Mercier eyepencil in Amethyst
    great color/shade, easy to apply

  17. Olivia

    Your skin tone/coloring:medium tan, NW 30-35

    Last beauty retailer you went to? Ulta!

    Did you buy anything? Yes! Too faced Natural at Night palette.

    If so, what did you love most? I am obsessed with the shades “Moonstone” and “Eclipse.” I love how unique the colors in this palette are, however, I do notice that they don’t wear as long as my UD shadows do.

  18. Avatar of cecilie cecilie

    nw 15
    mac/estée lauder in a department store
    no i did not. got sampels of studio fix fluid and an EL
    foundation. love the studio fix!! gonna buy it friday:-)

  19. Avatar of Dee GUSnail

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Tan

    Last beauty retailer you went to? MAC

    Did you buy anything? Yes, the double palette and Pinch o’ Peach blush

    If so, what did you love most? Haven’t had a chance to play much with either yet, but I’m excited about taking the palette for a drive.

  20. ■ NC20
    ■ Ulta
    ■ Benefit Hoola Bronzer, Rimmel lip liner in East End Snob, and a Real Techniques Blush Brush
    ■ I love Hoola, it’s a new Holy Grail — looks great on my fair skin!

  21. CC

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Tan
    Last beauty retailer you went to? Sephora
    Did you buy anything? Yes, a cleaning pad for the face, NARS lipstick in Jungle Red and FAB Anti-Redness Serum
    If so, what did you love most? I loved the color of Jungle Red and I hope that the serum will help me control the annoying red spots across my cheeks

  22. Avatar of Patsy Patsy Dseautel

    Your skin tone/coloring: medium with yellow undertones
    Last beauty retailer you went to? KMart
    Did you buy anything? Rimmel blush in Medium
    If so, what did you love most? Its supposed to be a dup for Benefit Hervana, just trying to save a buck since my 2 year old likes to dig her cute little fingers into all my makeup!

  23. Avatar of Dawn Dawn W

    Light skin tone with golden undertones
    MAC at MOA
    Yes!
    I scored the Betty Cream Soda blush from their Archie’s line! and bought another pigment, new to using them and loving them!

  24. Avatar of Amaree Amaree

    Your skin tone/coloring: fair with neutral undertones
    Last beauty retailer you went to? Ulta
    Did you buy anything? I bought a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and China Glaze Nail Polish in For Audrey
    If so, what did you love most? I love the nail polish the most. I’m still undecided about the brush.

  25. Meagan

    Pale, usually the lightest shade of anything/cool toned

    Sephora

    MUFE full coverage concealer

    Love it, expensive but it keeps me feeling like I don’t have the cakiest face in the world when I break out. And it stays put!

  26. Avatar of Mariah Mariah

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very light/pink undertones
    Last beauty retailer you went to? Probably Ulta
    Did you buy anything? My usual foundation, Bare Escentuals Light Matte
    If so, what did you love most? I love lots of brands but am very broke right now, so I only had money for my foundation.

  27. Avatar of Lisa Lisa

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium NC 30 / MUFE 120

    Last beauty retailer you went to? Ulta

    Did you buy anything? Yes, I bought UD Theodora palette, Physician’s Formula Eye Boost Eyeliner, and AG clarifying shampoo.

    If so, what did you love most? I’d have to say the clarifying shampoo. I’ve never used clarifying shampoo before so maybe others are just as good or better. But I love that it doesn’t strip color and once I rinse my conditioner out, my hair feels and looks amazing.

  28. Your skin tone/coloring: medium warm
    Last beauty retailer you went to? the Vichy counter at Sun Store
    Did you buy anything? Nah, but I did compare all the LiftActiv products they have :-)
    If so, what did you love most? The eye and lash serum!

  29. becca

    -skin tone/ coloring: very fair (NW5-10)
    -last beauty retailer i went to: neiman marcus (tom ford and armani counters).
    -I bought: tom ford cheek brush and armani master corrector.
    -i’m absolutely in love with both. the brush is super soft and dense, it doesn’t waste your blush, and blends wonderfully. the armani corrector looks soooooooo natural. I apply a tiny amount only the the dark areas and they go away like magic, you don’t see a trace of concealer. Both HG products now.

  30. Georgie

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC/W20
    Last beauty retailer you went to? House of Fraser (England)
    Did you buy anything? Guerlain Meteorites (rose) and YSL nail polish in Bleu Majorelle
    If so, what did you love most? Both! But sadly the nail polish is a mother’s day present.

  31. Kendall

    *light/alabaster/pink
    *Sephora
    *Josie Maran Argan Oil & YSL golden gloss in Golden Peony
    *Satisfyingly awesome! :D

  32. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool-toned
    Last beauty retailer you went to? The Bay (where I checked out Coup de Foudre) and Sephora (went to both just 2 days ago)
    Did you buy anything? You betcha! I wanted to get the new NARS finishing pressed powder but they were sold out so I got the loose one instead and left my name for when the pressed one comes in; also got Nars Cordura duo and another Sephora daytime moisturizer; looked at the new Hourglass powders (the SA took me to those to consider instead of Nars) but I restrained myself which wasn’t easy but I also don’t know which of them would be best for me; I’ll have to give them a try in-store when I have more time; the truth is I want probably 4 of them!
    If so, what did you love most? What I loved the most is probably the dark side of the Cordura duo.

  33. Nikki

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC50

    Last beauty retailer you went to? sephora.com

    Did you buy anything? Yes, Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Body Lotion

    If so, what did you love most? This is all I purchased, and I haven’t used it yet as I’m still waiting for it to arrive in the mail. I am in the market for a new high end moisturizer because drugstore products aren’t providing the moisture I need anymore. I have drier skin in the winter, with normal skin the rest of the year. If anyone has any other suggestions, I’m all ears!

    • Avatar of Elle Elle Jaye

      Hey Nikki, we are the same skin complexion and our skintype is kinda similar. I really like Clinique’s moisturizers. I have tried the Moisture Surge Intense one for the winter and the regular Moisture Surge for the rest of the year and they are both great. They have a gel like consistency but get the job done for me. I have dry combination skin for reference so its much drier in fall and winter and oily in my tzone. You can ask for a sample. Right now Dillards is having a special where if you spend $25.00 you get a free gift and the regular Moisture Surge is one of the samples.

  34. Avatar of Ana Ana

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC30-35
    Last beauty retailer you went to?
    MAC Counter @ Liverpool (Mexican department store)
    Did you buy anything?
    Yes! Two things from the Archie’s girls collection.
    If so, what did you love most?
    My Flatter Me! Pearlmatte Powder.

  35. Jackie

    - Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/pink (NW10/15)
    - Last beauty retailer you went to: Sephora
    - Did you buy anything: I went in to buy the Make Up Forever Red Pigment but they were sold out, and then I was told it is also discontinued now so they won’t be getting any more in stock. :( Other than that, I didn’t buy anything because I was too bummed out.
    - If so, what did you love most? N/A

  36. Avatar of Leticia Leticia

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: NC25
    ■Last beauty retailer you went to? MAC
    ■Did you buy anything? Yes, Mall Madness Lipglass
    ■If so, what did you love most? I’m looooving it!

  37. Avatar of JuliGrace JGR

    Your skin tone/coloring: light/medium olive
    Last beauty retailer you went to: Ulta
    Did you buy anything: I bought NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in Strawberry Jam and NYX Eye Shadow in Exotic Green.
    If so, what did you love most: Both! Strawberry Jam turned out a little drier than Absolute Red (which I got last time), but the color is great. I also really like Exotic Green – no fallout.

  38. Erin

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC35

    Last beauty retailer you went to? Sephora

    Did you buy anything? Hourglass Brow Sculptor

    If so, what did you love most? Sample of Hourglass Veil foundation (sand)

  39. BadgerGirl

    Fair with cool undertones
    Ulta
    Yes, I purchased some NYX Matte e/s and Revlon nail polish
    I really like the NYX matte shadows. I now own 3 and they pair nicely with the Urban Decay Naked Pallette

  40. Avatar of Jennifer Jennifer

    Nc15
    Mac and sephora. And oh yes. Loving mac rebel ATM. Because I have dark skinned lips (full) its hard to find lipsticks sometimes but I love them!

  41. Avatar of Marian Marian Humin

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: Warm/Fair
    ■Last beauty retailer you went to? Sephora
    ■Did you buy anything? No, they didn’t have what I was looking for
    ■If so, what did you love most? n/a

  42. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    skin tone/coloring: fair and cool-toned, dark hair/eyes

    last beauty retailer: Ulta

    did you buy anything: Two of the new Too Faced La Creme lipsticks, a Tarte blush, and a Tarte cream eyeshadow

    love most: The La Creme lipsticks – the formula is *fantastic* and I love the berry shades. I have two out of the four and am considering picking up the other two.

  43. Nekona

    My coloration is light
    My last store visited was Sephora because I was really close to VIB status and wanted to get it
    I bought an Urban Decay 24-7 Liner in Rockstar and the Sephora Brush-on cuticle oil.

    I love both my purchases. UD liners work so well for me with my hand tremor, and already my cruddy crafting-afflicted cuticles are looking better!

  44. - Light Beige
    - I went to Skins, a new store in my town
    - Got myself some lippies from Sleek!
    - Gonna try the sheen lipstick in Cranberry today

  45. Avatar of Quinctia Quinctia

    * Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Neutral

    * Last beauty retailer you went to? Does CVS count? Otherwise, I did a double stop at Sephora/Ulta because I had birthday offers.

    * Did you buy anything? Got the WnW Cream Foundation at CVS. Only picked up my Benefit sample gift at Sephora, and I got the Naked Basics palette and a couple of polishes at Ulta.

    * If so, what did you love most? I do find the Naked Basics palette a very good…basic palette. But I am very impressed with the WnW foundation, especially for its pricepoint. I’ve tried stuff that was like 8x the price that did not perform as well.

  46. Avatar of Lisa Lisa

    Light beige.
    Sephora online.

    It’s my birthday this month so I made a replace purchase of MUFE aqua eyes in black (HG gel liner) and NARS Niagara. I totally impulsed bought Niagara and forgot I don’t wear lipstick. IDK what I’m going to do with it.

  47. Avatar of Precious Precious

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC20

    Last beauty retailer you went to? Guerlain

    Did you buy anything? Rouge Gs and Rouge Automatiques

    If so, what did you love most? scent, texture, pigmentation and wear

  48. Bruna Souza

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with pink undertones
    Last beauty retailer you went to? House of Fraser (Makeup counters)

    Did you buy anything? Benefit Brow Zings, Benetint e Benetint balm

    If so, what did you love most? The Brow Zings, the color is perfect, it lasts all day and the “tools” are tiny but works just fine

  49. MYALIBI

    1. Light/yellow toned
    2. Sephora
    3. Bought a smashbox Lipstick and Dior Lip Maximizer
    4. The Dior Lip Maximizer is just awesome! Not very sticky, plumped lips in a few minutes, reduces the lines after I put on a matt lip stick.

  50. Avatar of Z. Z.

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair
    Last beauty retailer you went to? Sephora
    Did you buy anything? Yes- Dior Vernis in Safari Beige
    If so, what did you love most? Dries fast, excellent pigmentation and I’m now planning which shades to buy next. :)

  51. Fair with neutral undertones.
    Ulta.
    Yes.
    The Zoya nail polish, really love this brand.

  52. Madeline

    Your skin tone/coloring: C3
    Last beauty retailer you went to? Sephora
    Did you buy anything? Yes, the Storylook Palette Vol.2, AKA Jasmin Palette
    If so, what did you love most? Requested a sample of the Hermes Jardin sur le Toit EDT that ended up being divine.

  53. deex

    Your skin tone/coloring: warm biege

    Last beauty retailer you went to? chanel, sephora and sonia kashuk @target

    Did you buy anything? chanel blush “in love” 55, lorac tantalizer hightlight/bronzer duo, occ lip tar in hush, dior eye lash primer, benefit mascara, sonia kashuk flat top kabuki brush & dramatic fake lashes, l’oreal true match lumi

    If so, what did you love most?
    Haven’t tried all of it on yet, but so far i’ve used the

    lorac duo which is great because it’s matte and as dramatic or as light as i want it to be, well pigmented. the highlighter is subtle and kind of shimmery, so i use it sparsely.

    i love the lip tar in hush, the pigmentation is crazy, i have to use less and less each time, but it’s great.

    the chanel blush is my new favorite, it is soft, but i like being able to build it up or be more natural. the rosy scent is also very pleasant.

    going to use the rest tonight! so excited :D

  54. Light/Yellow
    Mac Counter
    Mac Lady Danger, Candy Yum Yum, R.E.D.
    Mac Lady Danger

  55. Tiana

    Your skin tone/coloring: fair with pink and yellow over and undertones (total pain for an exact shade match!)

    Last beauty retailer you went to? MAC

    Did you buy anything? Matchmaster Foundation in 1.5, Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC20, Chatterbox Lipstick, Lashes #32, Brush 188, Prep and Prime Skin Smoother.

    If so, what did you love most?
    Love the 188 brush so much for my face products! I am so glad I finally got to pick one up. Chatterbox is really pretty for Spring!

  56. Amber J

    Your skin tone/coloring: warm, olive

    Last beauty retailer you went to? Sephora

    Did you buy anything? I got a crease/blender brush, some clearance shadow..blue sparkle, and used 100 points to get a sample of thar lovely emerald eye liner!

    If so, what did you love most? I haven’t tried them yet. I loveeee the color of the eyeliner!!

  57. Avatar of Laura Laura

    Your skin tone/coloring: light medium (NW20 – MUFE 125)
    Last beauty retailer you went to? Sephora.com
    Did you buy anything? Jasmine palette, Jasmine compact, Illamasqua nail polish in Scarce, Tarte airbrush foundation brush
    If so, what did you love most? Jasmine palette! I love it, I love it, I love it! I can’t get enough of the variety of colors.

  58. Avatar of erin Erin

    porcelain skin tone

    sephora is where i went last

    of course i bought something

    I loved my sephora+pantone color of the year items i bought. I got the big set of stuff and the mini eyeliner set. Everything is gorgeous!! So flattering and Emerald green happens to be my boyfriends favorite color. win-win!

  59. Avatar of Patsy Patsy Dseautel

    Your skin tone/coloring: light medium, neutral undertones
    Last beauty retailer you went to? Amazon online
    Did you buy anything? oh yeah, too much
    If so, what did you love most? I’m trying out Etude House and Skinfood, both from Korea. The packaging is so cute! And the eyecream and dark circle powder have actual salmon ingredients. Prices were fair, shipping is insane!