Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Survey Says

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • 5 products you couldn’t live without?
  • 5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
  • 5 products you wish you had bought sooner?

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134 thoughts on “Survey Says… May 1st, 2013

  1. Sara

    I’m a slightly cool fair skin tone.
    5 I couldn’t live without: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Bare Minerals The Star Treatment Ready shadow palette, Stila Stay All Day felt tipped eyeliner in black, L’Oreal True Match powder, Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub
    5 I wish I hadn’t bought: Wet N Wild Color Icon palette in Into the Wild (colors are so-so in terms of payoff, but for $6 I’ll live), Avon concealer stick (it has no staying power, I stopped using it after a week), Sally Hansen Colorfast Balm chubby stick in Get Mauve’n (not the right color for me)… and that’s all I can think of!
    5 products I wish I’d bought sooner: Urban Decay Naked Palette (it opened the door to Urban Decay), any product from Bare Minerals (I love them now but only found them a few months ago!), L’oreal True Match concealer chubby stick (works great and stays put), Stila Stay All Day felt tipped eyeliner (I LOVE IT!), and ELF gel eyeliners (so cheap at $3 a pop and great colors and staying power).

  2. Georgie

    Your skin tone/coloring: NW20
    5 products you couldn’t live without? Clinique High Impact Mascara, Kiehls Cleanser – either the blue one or the ultra facial one, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, YSL Glossy Stain #9 and Touche Eclat
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? I don’t really regret any of my purchases but I wish I’d checked with a staff member before choosing my blush and I don’t get a huge amount of wear out of MAC Heroine.
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Illamasqua bronzer duo, Clinique moisturizer, NARS Nightflight, Touche Eclat, eyelash curlers (haven’t bought them yet but should have done ages ago!)

    • Georgie

      Oh actually I regret buying 2 revlon colorburst lip butters and one of the chubby stick style things they made – I don’t suit the finish of them at all!

  3. Mariella

    Skin tone/colouring: Fair, cool
    5 products I can’t live without: an eyeshadow primer (UD or TFSI), concealer, BB cream, Tarte Natural Beauty blush, Gosh pencil liner (Black Ink or Metallic Brass)
    5 products I wish I hadn’t bought: MAC Early Morning blush, Annabelle CC Cream, MAC Twig Lipstick, Bourjois bronzer, Hard Candy High Maintenance eye shadow
    5 products I wish I’d bought sooner: Guerlain Les Fumes eye shadow quad, MAC Brick-o-la lipstick; Tarte Natural Beauty blush, Nars Lhasa eye shadow, Guerlain LIngerie de Peau foundation

    • Ellen

      Holy cow, you must be my long-lost sister. Definitely should have put Nars Lhasa down, and Guerlain’s Les Fumes is a go-to for me. The LdP I did write, though :)

  4. Ana

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC30-35
    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    1) TFSI
    2) Concealer (I change brands constantly)
    3) MAC Blot Powder Pressed
    4) Blush (Tarte Dollface or Bissú #16)
    5) Mascara (Almay Get Up and Grow)

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    1) Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation (broke me out!)
    2) Maybelline Megaplush Mascara (dried up and flakes like crazy)
    3) Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara (the same problem as the mayb)
    4) Nude lipsticks / Gloss (they don’t look good on me)
    5) Philosophy Purity One Step Cleanser (This broke the hell out of me LOL)

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    1) UD Naked Palette
    2) MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick
    3) Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral
    4) Tarina Tarantino Hyper Eyeliner Pencils (they are AWESOME.com)
    5) Tarte Blushes (I prefer them over NARS)

    • Chelsea

      I agree with you about nude lipsticks. How come they look so great on everyone else!

      • Mariella

        LOL – if you ask me, they don’t! (look great on everyone else, that is). If you look at pics of most women (or see your friends, in real life), invariably, they will look better when you see them with a colour on their lips than with a nude lip. Now, I know I will invoke the wrath of the nude lip lovers but really, this has been my experience and it’s my own opinion so I hope I won’t be swamped with hate-mail! (vbg)

        • xamyx

          The key is finding the “right” nude for your coloring, as well as finish/formula (as much as I *love* nudes, mattes can be a bit tricky!). I look for shades that don’t match my concealer, and look for those with the same tone as my natural lip color. Creamier formulas don’t tend to settle as much (if at all). A layer of gloss, or even a sheer lipstick with some microshimmer, frost, duochrome, etc., can also add depth/dimension to a nude lipstick that’s just not working for you. I love a deep, dark, vampy lip, however there are times it just doesn’t work. A bright lip will also compete with an intense smoky eye, so a nude is sometimes necessary.

  5. Ra

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair medium (MAC NC20, maybe NC25 now that it’s summer)
    5 products you couldn’t live without? Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, YSL Touche Eclat, some blushes from Mac

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Bourjois lipsticks from Rouge Edition and Lune D’or blush, Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara, TBS lipliners -hard like rock-, Chanel Rouge Coco Vendome, UD Uzi eyeliner, Revlon Naked foundation (too pink for my skintone), Essie nail polishes (streaky mess), Mac eyeshadows (except Vex), Maybelline lipglosses

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Discontinued Dior Maximeyes mascara -I found it and it got discontinued-, Chanel Le Vernis, Chanel glossimer

    • KaseyCannuck

      I have the same problem with Essie polishes. I’ve only bought 2, both pink, and they are tragically BAD!!! Like, 5 coats later and they’re still streaky BAD!!!! I doubt I’ll every buy them again, even thought they get decent reviews on here.

      • Mariella

        Same here! I only have 2 – one I call “Streaky Story” (the real name is “Secret Story”) and another one that I have on my toes right now (can’t recall the name but it’s a pinky peach shade and I was hoping it would be less streaky….sadly, it isn’t!). I thought maybe I’d just been unlucky in the shades I chose.

    • I’m not a fan of the Scandaleyes mascara either! It’s so DRY and the brush is huge and unwieldy!

  6. Alice

    Your skin tone/coloring: a dry NC20 with both sallow and ruddy areas (lucky me)

    5 products you couldn’t live without? UD Eyeliner, Clinique Moisturizer, Shiseido sunblock, Dior Lipstick in Tulip Pink, Kat von D concealer

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Mac Foundation, Dior eyeshadows, Chanel mascara, Lancome Tinted Moisturizer, Hourglass pen eyeliner

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Kat von D concealer, UD Liquid Eyeliner, UD Naked 2, Toner, Shiseido sunblock

  7. Melissa

    Your skin tone/coloring: NW20
    5 products you couldn’t live without? L’Oreal True Match foundation, Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden, NARS Orgasm Blush, NARS Orgasm l/g, and MAC Vanilla pigment
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Urban Decay Primer Potion in clear color, MAC Pretty Please l/s, Chanel Ombre D’eau e/s, Butter London Knackered, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill e/s
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? MUFE HD powder, NYX Milk pencil, NYX Wonder Pencil, MAC Plum Dandy, MUFE Lip Line Perfector

  8. Chelsea

    Can’t live without:
    1) Peter thomas roth glycolic acid gel 10%- Keeps my breakouts under control and my complexion happy without drying out my skin
    2) Nars blush in Sex Appeal- perfect for when I don’t have time/the energy to do full makeup, its very lovely and subtle.
    3) Crazy rumors lip balm in Chai Tea- Makes me smile every morning.
    4) Urban Decay eyeshadow primer potion in sin- As the urban decay rep told me, it’s the lazy girl’s best friend lol.
    5) Hourglass lipstick in Raven- As my friend said at a brewery tasting, “How have you been drinking all afternoon and your lipstick still looks awesome?”

    Wish I hadn’t bought: (only thought of 4)
    1) YSL Rouge Volupte in Peach Passion- I love the color but I can’t get past the slip.
    2) Lorac Sweet Temptations set- Fell in love with the packaging, not in love with the product.
    3) Laura Mercier TM- Not crazy about it.
    4) Smashbox gel liner- It travels!

    Wish I bought sooner:
    1) Hourglass mineral veil primer- really makes a difference.
    2) Gel liner- even though I’m mad at my smashbox one, I still love it as a process. So easy.
    3) Nars TM- I let the associate talk me into Laura Mercier, but I got a sample of Nars later and I like it a lot better.
    4) Anastasia Tweezers- They are so precise, I should have put them on the can’t live without it list.
    5) Blush! I went so long without wearing it because I thought it would be too much since I’m so fair. Now It’s one of my favorite parts of my makeup routine.

  9. Alison

    Colouring is NC25
    5 products I can’t live without – Jack Black lip balm preferably in Mango, Shiseido luminizing satin face colour in Petal, Nars Pure Radiant Tinted moisturizer, Benefit Instant brow pencil in deep, concealer of any type – right now i like cle de peau.

    5 products I wish I hadn’t bought – Hourglass ambient powders in Dim and Luminous.. i just dont reach for them at all.. I do love Diffused though! Tom Ford Cheek colour in Flush, it makes me look blotchy and too red, Chanel In Love blush, dont reach for it ever it seems. that is all i can think of

    5 products I wish i had bought sooner – I usually jump all over things the second i can buy them. The only thing i can think of is the Benefit Instant Brow pencil. It is the perfect cool brown!

    • Mariella

      I’ve been hankering after the Hourglass ambient powders (all of them…I mean, how can a girl choose with all those shades that promise so many different miracle results) but the more comments I read like yours, the less I hanker and the more relieved I am that I didn’t rush out and get even one or 2 (they’re quite pricey and even pricier here in Canada). I sort of feel I dodged a rather costly bullet.

      • Alison

        I didn’t dodge the pricey Canadian bullet unfortunately. Dim and Luminous are nice, but they are quite shimmery and dont work for all over certainly. If you do try one, Diffused is great. It has very subtle shimmer and I can use it for an allover finishing powder. It is a great product, I just dont think i needed the other two!

  10. Laura

    Very fair, would probably be a NW5/10 if they made it

    5 products I couldn’t live without – Urban Decay Primer Potion, Maybelline Colour Tattoo eyeshadows, MAC Mineralise Skin finish in Natural, Illamasqua blusher in Naked Rose, MAC Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick (though I will soon have to live without it as my final backup is nearly gone!)

    5 products I wish I’d never bought – any MAC foundation (they’re just no pale enough), MAC Lady Danger (too orange), Illamasqua Scorch nail polish (never used it), Revlon Just Bitten lip balms (they smell revolting!), erm can’t think of anything else

    5 products I wish I’d bought sooner – MAC Ladyblush blusher, MAC Speak Louder lipstick, Illamasqua Raindrops nail polish, Benefit High Beam, Urban Decay Naked Basics palette.

  11. Carla Souza

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium with yellow undertones (MAC NC 35)
    5 products you couldn’t live without? Benefit Porefessional, Urban Decay De slick spray, lipblam (Rosebud salve or Fresh), Eye primer (UDPP or Laura Mecier Eye basic in wheat) and MAC MSF Natural.
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain in 5 Rouge Vintage (too dark), MAC Cremesheen formula lipsticks (drying, dont apply opaque, set in my lip lines and unconfortable), Skinfood Good Afternoon peach green tea BBCream (doesnt do anything for my skin), MAC foundations (too stick, too orange), MAC lip eraser in DIM (I rarely use it) .
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation, Dior Forever foundation, MAC 222 blending brush, Beauty Blender and L’OREAL Lumi Magique Stylo Touche Lumiere.

  12. I’m about NW15, five products I couldn’t live without: BareMinerals Round the Clock Eyeliners, Benefit Benetint, Jack Black Lip Balm, MAC Face&Body Foundation, and my BareMinerals velvet eye color in Taupe for my brows.

    Five products I wish I never bought: Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation (it was too light reflective and looked cakey), L’Oreal Color Riche quad in Shopping Spree (the colors are pretty but the quality is sub-par, which sucks cause it cost me ten bucks), Garnier Gel Moisturizer, Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain, Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer.

    Five products I wish I bought sooner: UD Naked Skin, Benefit High Brow, NARS Creamy Concealer, BareMinerals Brow Gel, MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash

  13. Dominique

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: NW 20
    ■5 products you couldn’t live without? : A Chanel Rouge Coco, a Chanel JC blush, A Nars trio or duo eyeshadow, a Kiko lipbalm, Deborah Lippmann Mermaid’s Dream ( because not dupable and gorgeous )
    ■5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? A YSL eye palette ( 5 eyeshadows ), M.A.C Moccha blush, Kiko eyebrow wax, Bourjois single eyeshadows, An Estee Lauder palette ( 5 eyeshadows ). No regrets at all in fact but I don’t use them very often, I think I should except for Kiko eyebrow wax which is very bad, as a matter of fact I am glad with all products I have.

    ■5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre, Essie nail polishes, Bobbi Brown blush, Laura Mercier eyepalettes, Terracotta

  14. Maeri

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium
    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    •Iope Bio Essence
    •Mule Ready To Base Primer
    •Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation
    •Shu Uemura Blush in Apricot
    •Ameli Platlips

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? 
    •Stila Smudgepot
    •Mac MSF Natural
    •Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil
    • Laneige Moisture Skin Refiner
    • Benefit BAD Gal Mascara

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? 
    •L’oreal True Match Super-Blendable Concealer 
    •Cargo Tonga Blush
    •Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner
    •Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer
    •Benefit POREfessional

  15. ElKay

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: NW25
    ■5 products you couldn’t live without? Maybelline Rocket Mascara, Nars Blush (I am obsessed with Nars Blush and have 23 colors), Mac full coverage foundation, my clarisonic, and my Mac brushes
    ■5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Lancome Mascara, YSL Mascara, Lancome Tangerine Blush, Tarte Blush, and Guerlain eye palette.
    ■5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Maybelline Rocket Mascara, Naked Palette, Mac Skinfinish Natural, Burberry lipstick, and Mac 217.

  16. Elle Jaye

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC50
    ■5 products you couldn’t live without? 1) Mac Brow Pencil Spiked, 2) Eyeko Liquid eyeliner,3)Clinique Stay matte Hydrator, 4)Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara, and 5) Coconut oil
    ■5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?1) Carol’s Daughter Hydrating Toner (Dried my skin out completely), 2) Lancome Hypnose mascara (its not bad, I just have drugstore mascaras that work better), 3) Bare Minerals Ready Pressed Powder-I should have gotten color matched, got the wrong color and it looked horrible,4) Nyx Orange Concealer-tried to be cheap and not get the Bobbi Brown one and ended up throwing it away and spending the extra money on the corrector, and 5) Mac Salute from the Hey Sailor collection-its so patchy and awful on its on. I recently started mixing it with other colors so its not a total waste of money.
    ■5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    1)Clinique Stay matte Hydrator-It works wonders on my combo skin, 2)My Lancome skincare set-my skin has improved, 3)a Dior powder/bronzer-coral glow is soooo smooth and amazing,4) Butter London nail polish-to me its worth the money, and 5)coconut oil-you can use it for everything!

  17. Julia

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC20/NC25

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    MAC studio fix powder
    Maybelline define-a-lash mascara
    NARS orgasm blush – at first I didn’t see what the fuss was all about, now I love it!
    MAC Blankety lipstick – the perfect nude
    MAC moisturecover concealer

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    NYX black label lipstick (Nude)
    NYX extra creamy lipstick (Medusa) – I don’t like the texture or coverage, it goes for both nyx lipsticks
    MAC studio fix boldblack lash – doesn’t do much for me
    BareMinerals pretty amazing lipcolor (Witty) – impulse buy, ahhaha
    NYX studio perfect primer – my skin gets too oily during the day when I wear it, doesn’t feel light

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    MAC prep+prime skin base visage
    NARS velvet matte lip pencil (Cruella)
    Real Techniques brushes
    Benefit coralista blush
    UD All nighter setting spray

  18. Aida

    Your skin tone/coloring: light/warm

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    1) Under eye concealer (at the moment I love Tarte’s maracuja oil one, but I’m still looking for the perfect under eye concealer)
    2) Tarte LCL mascara
    3) BE neutralizing face primer (I rarely use foundation and this takes care of the little redness on my cheeks, evens out my skin tone and I only wish it had SPF)
    4) BE eyelid primer (it works perfectly for me and it makes me feel like I’m protecting my eyelids from e/s that might have questionable ingredients)
    5) Nail polish (I love painting my nails; regardless of brand, I wouldn’t want to be w/o nail polish)

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    1) Chanel Metamorphose quad (very disappointing… so powdery, barely any color payoff)
    2) Too Faced products (e/s too much fall out, bronzer too orange on me)
    3) Tarte e/s palettes (too powdery)
    4) The Balm products (never use them)
    5) Bioderma makeup remover (I burned my eyes so badly, I absolutely hate this product)

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    1) Burberry eye shadows (the best ones I’ve ever used)
    2) Tarte Exposed blush (I LOVE IT, I use it almost every single day)
    3) Dior quints (with the exception of Extase Pinks, which is too shimmery, I love all the others that I have)
    4) L’Oreal Infallible eye shadows (they are great)
    5) MAC Constructivist paint pot (the prettiest brown cream shadow I have)

  19. Skin tone: Cool, very pale.
    Five products I can’t live without:
    1) Too Faced Beauty Balm in Snow Glow
    2) Urban Decay Potion Primer
    3) Chanel Chance Un Tendre
    4) Sephora Collection Translucent Face Powder
    5) Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten
    Five products I wish I’d never bought:
    1) ELF bronzer (way too dirty-looking on my face)
    2) Korres Lip Butters (I got them in too many shades that were just too bright)
    3) Maybelline Define-A-Line Eyeliner Pencil (smudges EVERYWHERE, even with primer)
    4) Stila In the Light Palette…I use only about three colors from it, not worth it
    5) Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 08…not the right shade for me and too drying.
    5 Products I Wish I’d Bought Sooner:
    1) Naked Palette
    2) Naked 2 Palette
    3) NARS Blush in Sex Appeal
    4) Too Faced Snow Bunny Bronzer
    5) Urban Decay’s Glinda Palette

  20. Sruthi

    Skin tone coloring: NC 42
    5 I couldn’t live w/o:
    1. Guerlain meteorites/pressed powder
    2. Arcona Magic White Ice
    3. NARS larger than life eyeliner – specifically St. Marks Place
    4.Mac Blot powder
    5. FabIndia Rose Toner spray

    5 I wish I hadn’t bought:
    Don’t really regret anything I’ve bought…always obsess before buying anything

    5 I wish I bought sooner
    1. NARS Taj Mahal blush
    2. Urban Decay Ransom eyeliner
    3. Arcona Wine Hydrating Mask
    4. Mac Parfait Amour
    5. MAC Prep + Prime lip

  21. Your skin tone/coloring: NW20

    5 products you couldn’t live without? MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium, MAC blushes (faves are Blushbaby, Prism, and Peaches), Lancome Teint Miracle/Teint Idole Ultra foundation, Jack Black lip balm, Aussie 3 Minute Miracle conditioner.

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Even the items that didn’t work well for me have taught me something, either about a brand or particular product, so I don’t really have any regrets.

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, MAC MSF Natural, Maybelline Full & Soft mascara, Urban Decay Glinda palette, MAC Modesty cremesheen lipstick!

  22. Andrea

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC20-25

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    *Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash
    *Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash in Pink Grapefruit
    *Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
    *Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm
    *Lush Mask of Magnaminty

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    *LA Splash Pigments
    *D&G Animalier Bronzer – leopard-print is only an overspray
    *Hello Kitty for Sephora Perfume
    *As many bath products as I have bought at once (bath bombs, lotions, soaps…)
    *Can’t think of anything else, I usually return if I don’t like a product

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    *Revlon Colorstay Foundation
    *Maybelline Color Whispers
    *Givenchy Le Prisme Eyeshadow Quartets
    *Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils
    *Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder

  23. Ellen

    Skin tone:

    5 I couldn’t live without: UDPP (I would buy the nars one, but I can’t get past the applicator), Bobbi Brown long-wear eyeliner pencils (seriously smooth and long-lasting), Guerlain Liu palette (if only it weren’t limited edition!), La Roche-Posay Cicaplast (discovered it in france on my honeymoon when a pharmacist recommended it for sunburn, and I use it for EVERYTHING – sunburn, face lotion, primer, the list goes on), and Guerlain Terracotta 4 seasons bronzer in Nude 00 (can be blush, bronzer, maybe even eyeshadow, and the texture is just divine)
    5 I regret: Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Eye Palette (inconsistent color payoff, fallout, generally difficult to work with), Edward Bess eye primer (didn’t buy it but got a sample – everything I put over it creased like crazy, and if I had bought it, I would have regretted it so much), Smashbox O-Gloss Gold (made my lips dry and gave me a rash around them), Rimmel eyebrow pencil in hazel (I thought it would be more cool-toned than it was, but it was so red!), aaaaaand…Maybelline baby lips in the pink color (and any of the more colored ones) tied with Fresh tinted lip treatment, because the round shape means the color gets all around my lips, which is terrible
    5 I wish I found sooner: Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation (the. best.), Guerlain rouge G lipsticks (though my wallet thanks me for not finding them sooner), Tarte Maracuja Oil (great for under makeup, at night, any time – even on my combination skin), Neutrogena MoistureSmooth color sticks (cheap and moisturizing with a fun hit of color), and Deborah Lippmann sparkly nail polishes (oh my god, so fun, and they dry quickly and don’t show smudges)

  24. Abbey W

    ■Your skin tone/coloring: Nars Fiji (light-medium; slightly yellow undertones)
    ■5 products you couldn’t live without?
    -tinted moisturizer/sheer foundation (depending on my mood)
    -blush-current fave is Benefit Sugarbomb
    -mascara-I’m loving Lorac Pro
    -lip gloss or balm
    -Nars finishing powder
    ■5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    -Tarina Tarantino Dollskin blush palette. I never, ever reach for it.
    -Too Faced Natural at Night-too much glitter
    -Urban Decay BOS IV-another one I never reach for. I should probably depot the shadows I like and would use if they weren’t in that horrible packaging and toss it. It takes up SO much room!
    -Revlon balm stain. It makes my lips peel so badly.
    -MAC Stereo Rose-makes me look sunburnt.
    ■5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    -Nars Sheer Glow. I hate the packaging with a passion, but it’s such a great foundation for my skin and looks lovely in pictures.
    -MAC brushes, especially 217 and 224
    -Nars new finishing powder. I just love it!
    -Nars Laguna (I’m sensing a trend here)
    -Guerlain Turandot. I only say that because I never got my hands on it and I’m still mad about it! I had it in my basket and when I went back to check out the next day it was gone!

  25. A. Mar

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair-Light/Warm
    5 products you couldn’t live without? Philosophy Take A Deep Breath, bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara, Zoya nail polish, St. Ives Apricot Scrub, MAC 208 Angled Brow Brush
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Stila Smudge Stick Eyeliner, MAC Super Slick Liquid Eye Liner, Missha M Perfect Cover, Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara (and those were the only ones I could think of!)
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? NARS Mascate, MAC Mystery, Too Faced Shadow Brushes, L’Occitane Hand Creams, Shiseido Lacquer Rouge (own Nymph and just adore it)

  26. Skin Tone: Light/Fair
    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    * Urban Decay Naked Palette
    * Benefit Boi-ing Concealer
    * Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder
    * Urban Decay Eyeliner

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    * MAC lip stick in Raspberry Swirl (it just does not suit me at all.)
    * Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush
    - other then that I am very pleased with everything I have bought.

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    * NARS blush in Deep Throat (first NARS product that I own, and I love it)
    * Maybelline BB Cream
    * Urban Decay Naked Palette (took me forever to finally get it)
    - I can’t really think of anything else :)

  27. Yasmin

    -NC45
    - Couldnt live without – MUA eyeshadow primer, Maybelline Dream mousse foundation, Mac Orange corrector, Mac concealer, Chanel Lipstick in Naive
    -Wish i never bought – Smashbox halo powder, MUFE aqua creams, Nars Multiples, Mac Pink rebel Lustre drops, Benefit High beam
    -Wished i bought sooner – Maybelline dream mousse foundation, Mac orange corrector, Mac studio concealer, naked palette, Lush Enzymion moisturiser

  28. Kristabelle

    Your skin tone/coloring: pale with yellow undertones

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    BB cream, concealer, powder, mascara, Jack Black lip balm.

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    L’oreal True Match foundation (gave me awful cystic acne)
    Most of my Lime Crime lipsticks (so expensive and almost never use them)
    Lime Crime loose eye shadows (I spent so much and they’re not that great, again rarely used)
    Too Faced Smurfette eye palette (awful, awful eyeshadows and the fallout is insane)
    OCC lip tars (they’re great, they just don’t look good on my prematurely wrinkly lips so I never use them)

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    Too Faced Primed and Poreless (miracle product, makes any foundation look amazing)
    Rimmel Stay Matte powder (saves me from touching up every two hours)
    Maybelline The Falsies mascara (oh, the money I used to waste on high end mascaras)
    Skin79 Super Gold Plus VIP BB cream (awesome coverage without the fake look of foundation)
    Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer (lasts forever)

  29. daheep

    1. Medium; yellow to neutral in tone
    2. a. Shiseido Benefiance Eye Cream – no wrinkles yet & crazy long, lush lashes! Immediately repairs dry lips too!
    b. Posh Blush Brush – Best blush brush ever! My Suqqu Blush Brush comes in second due to price.
    c. Sweet Blessed Bee Magic Skin Balm – First facial moisturizer to ever actually reduce the oiliness in my skin. I went from blotting 4-5 times a day to only once; God sent!
    d. Diorshow Lash Primer – Doesn’t matter which mascara I use, with this underneath my mascara, my lashes look fake (in a good way). I’ve had coworkers ask me where I buy my “falsies”.
    e. Suqqu Eyebrow Marker in Moss Green – Best eyebrow filler ever! Easy to use & incredibly natural looking.
    3. a. Sephora Classic ‘The Complexion’ Face Brush # 53 – Works great but is crazy itchy.
    b. Jack Black All Day Oil Control Lotion – Got a sample of it & it worked wonders. Bought a full bottle & after a week of using it, it stopped working & my skin was even oilier than before I started. :(
    c. Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara – The mascara itself is decent, but the brush stinks. Too much product gets left on it & it takes real effort to use it without wasting product.
    d. Diorshow Extase – Same problem as the Eyeko one, the brush stink & pulls out overloaded with product. I spent more time wiping the brush off than applying to my eyelashes.
    e. Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara – Same problem as the other two…I really need to stop buying mascaras!
    4. a. Sweet Blessed Bee Magic Skin Balm – where have you been all my adult life?
    b. Posh Blush Brush – I put off getting it because I had spent so much on my Suqqu one. I should have just gotten it when I first saw it.
    c. Shiseido Benefiance Eye Cream – I suffered from sparse lashes & dry, irritated skin around my eyes due to contact lenses & allergies for way too long before finding this.
    d. Thayer Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner – I recently replaced my Shiseido Eudermine with this stuff. I love Eudermine, it’s just too expensive for me. This is much more budget friendly. Although the Eudermine is more moisturizing, the Thayer Rose has helped reduce my acne. Good trade-off, imo.
    e. Johnson & Johnson Head to Toe Baby Wash – I’ve tried what seems like hundreds of face washes but ended up going back to something I haven’t used since I was in diapers. Looking to save money, I switched from Shiseido to Cetaphil, but it left my face dirty. Other drugstore brands broke me out. J & J is as gentle as Cetaphil, but leaves my face clean.

  30. Louisa

    Very fair slightly cool toned.
    Couldn’t live without; MAC Springsheen blush, MAC Aurora pigment, Dior Rosyglow blush (happens to be my natural flush shade), MAC Everhip lipstick and MAC Pure sculpture (I’m a MAC lover, I’ll admit it).
    Wish I hadn’t brought; Estee Lauder doube wear in 1C1 (after 20 minutes it oxidised to bright salmon pink), Benefit’s Coralista and any venture into nude lipcolour, MAC mineralize foundation (the old one).
    Wish I’d brought sooner; Dior lipglow (it’s a lovely colour gimmicky or not), MAC Matchmaster foundation, MAC Everhip (if i’d have got there sooner I might have got a backup), MAC Cubic blush and Benefit Speed brow.

  31. Your skin tone/coloring: NC05

    5 products I can’t live without:
    1) Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper (I really can’t live without this)
    2) Purely Cosmetics Diamond Powder Perfect Finish (it’s magically)
    3) Tarte Amazoion Clay foundation (mineral cream blend foundation *_*)
    4) Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit Color 4 (works for everyone)
    5) Lit Cosmetics Glitter Base

    5 I wish I hadn’t bought:
    1) Hard Candy EYE DEF METALLIC SHADOW (nothing like you eyeshadow cracking on your lids)
    2) Mac studio fix powder shivering white (I asked for Full Coverage white the PRO sellers clerk sold me this saying it was the same thing. >__<)

    5 products I wish I’d bought sooner:
    1) Pixi Correcting Conceler in peach (wasn't able to buy this till Target opened in Canada!)
    2) Inglot in general (I feel like a waste money on MAC eyeshadows for years.)
    3) Illamasqua skin base
    4) Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner (the preform and apply like a dream.)
    5 )Maybelline Vivids

    • On sunscreen the last one i tried was Ombrelle Complete spf 60 which has Mexoryl SX (terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid) as the sun block but most sunscreens has this ingredient. I always do a patch test with everything came up with hives after 18 hour later of exposure. So yeah it only find out I have an issue with sun blocks the next day!!!

      I usually only use physically sun screens for that reason, but Helioplex® found in Neutrogena sun blocks I have to issue with. ;)

  32. Barbara

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair (NC 10/15), neutral-warm tones.

    5 products you couldn’t live without? – Guerlain 4 Seasons bronzer, CeraVe cleansers, Armani eyebrow pencil, MUFE eyeliners, Paula’s Choice BHA body treatment

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? – This dark purple MAC lipstick, Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner (it smudges so bad on me), all drugstore foundations, Dior mascara, NARS matte lipstick (so drying and emphasizes EVERYTHING bad).

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? – Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, Armani Rouge d’Amani lipstick, all CeraVe (this brand seriously SAVED my sensitive skin), Guerlain 4 seasons bronzer, Guerlain lip glosses.

    • Geneva

      I agree with the CeraVe products, the cream moisterizer is wonderful for my skin, which by the way is oily/combination. Amazingly this works and doesn’t make my skin oilier.

  33. xamyx

    Skintone/Coloring: Fairly light, very neutral; dark features.

    5 Can’t live without:

    1. LORAC PRO palette-if I had to start over, this would be my first purchase.
    2. MUFE Flash palette-I can use it for *anything*!
    3. Aveeno BB Cream-for now; I use it every day, but I plan to replace with NARS TM.
    4. NYX Contour & Highlight duo-HG contour shade when blended together.
    5. Revlon Pure Pearl eyeshadow-I believe it’s DC’d, but I have 5 backups…HG highlight for both eyes & face.

    5 Regrets:

    Simply put, all of my Too Faced eyeshadow palettes. It’s not that they aren’t great quality, but I just don’t find myself reaching for them. I depotted them, but I still don’t use them. I could have spent the money on things that are more user-friendly. Also, MAC lipstick; I know people love them, but after 3 tries, I really don’t like the way they feel by themselves, and I’m too lazy to put the effort into making them work for me. Everything else, though, I’ve been happy with.

    5 I wish I bought sooner:

    1. LORAC PRO palette-perfect basic, neutral palette on days I’m too tired to think.
    2. NARS Rajasthan-gorgeous duo I almost missed out on (found on ebay, though!).
    3. NARS Thunderball-plays nice with Rajasthan, among many other shadows.
    4. NARS Zen-can be used as a blush or contour on me.
    5. Real Techniques Expert Face Brush-buffs liquid, cream, *and* powder foundation seamlessly, and is under $10; I’ve been using this every day for a week, and I’m planning at least one backup.

  34. NeenaJ

    My skin tone/coloring: Very fair (but not palest of them all) with freckles and redness

    5 (OK, 6) products I couldn’t live without? Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser; Dr. Dennis Gross Correct & Perfect Spot Treatment (awesome on spots & doesn’t dry out my skin); Jack Black Black Tea & Blackberry Lip Balm; Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler; Maybelline Full n Soft Waterproof Mascara; Elta MD skinscreen.

    5 products I wish I hadn’t bought? Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Vanishing Treatment Cream (the benzoyl peroxide literally burnt my skin); Giorgio Armani ETK Quad in Effeto Nudo (the colors don’t suit me at all); Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl (breaks me out); Burberry lipstick (gorgeous color but, the smell – ewww); Bioderma (doesn’t live up to the hype and sensitized my skin).

    5 products I wish you had bought sooner? Indie nail polish; Niche perfume; Mark Anthony shampoo & conditioner; Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream; La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5.

  35. Krista

    Skin tone/coloring- light, neutral undertones

    5 I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT- Estee Lauder Double Wear Light foundation, Urban Decay Primer Potion original, MAC 217, any blush (loving the Dior rosy glow lately), Buxom cream shadow in Mutt (great for those lazy days)

    5 I WISH I WOULDN’T HAVE BOUGHT- Nars eyeshadow duos (never reach for them, UD better quality)- can’t really think of anything else!

    5 I WISH I WOULD’VE BOUGHT SOONER- Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral Palette, Shiseido sunscreen, Dior rosy glow, Stila convertible color (I need more of these), Lancome Cils Booster

  36. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair
    5 products you couldn’t live without? mac coco pigment, mac lashes #34, mac lipstick quick sizzle, mac lipstick absolute power, mac cremesheen boy bait
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Urban decay eyeshadow insurance, make up forever HD Microperfecting Primer, Urban decay heavy metal glitter, Mac All Girl pigment, Mac pigment dark soul
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Mac Queens Sin Lipstick

  37. Miriam

    skin tone/coloring: NC42-44

    5 I couldn’t live without: aveeno daily moisturizer, josie maran argan oil, revlon grow luscious plumping mascara, eyelash curler, mac blot powder pressed

    5 I wish I wouldn’t have purchased: tarte emphaseyes gel liner (smudges WAY too easily), nars sheer matte foundation (too drying even for oily skin types), bareminerals multi-tasking concealer, bareminerals mineral veil, mac 3N lipstick

    5 I wish I bought sooner: mac fix+!!!!, mac magically cool liquid powder in honey rose, mac prep & prime highlighter pen in bright forecast, josie maran argan blend concealer in suede, mufe hd foundation!!

  38. Katie

    Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral/Beige
    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    1.) Shiseido Sun Protection Liquid Foundation “SP40″
    2.) MAC Fleshpot
    3.) Sephora Native Nude Lip Pencil
    4.) YSL Gloss Pur (Of course they discontinued it!)
    5.) OCC Lip Tars

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    1.) All of my NARS eyeshadow palettes. The color payoff on their 6 shadow palettes is awful.
    2.) BECCA Cheek Lip/Cheek Tint. Out of all of them I bought, I only have one I like and it’s very drying on my lips.
    3.) MAC Face & Body Foundation – gorgeous dewy foundation, but not enough coverage for me.
    4.) Dior Eye Pencil in black – very dry stiff texture for such an expensive pencil.
    5.) MAC Pigments – beautiful colors and finishes, but too messy for me!

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    1.) Guerlain Bronzer
    2.) YSL Lipsticks
    3.) Chanel highlighters
    4.) St. Tropez Bronzer
    5.) MAC Brow Pencil

  39. Jessie

    Your skin tone/coloring: medium olive
    5 products you couldn’t live without: shu uemura uv underbase, mac tendertones (any colour), mac penultimate liner, EOS lipbalm mint, Korres Wild Rose Daily Brightening & Refining Buff Cleanser

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought: st. ives apricot scrub, smashbox photo ready primer, mac greasepaint sticks, any nude lipstick, tarte eyeshadow pallet (it was from christmas a few years ago)

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner: urban decay naked 2, revlon Korres Wild Rose Daily Brightening & Refining Buff Cleanser, revlon nearly naked foundation, MAC strada

  40. cassie

    I have very fair pale freckled skin with yellow undertones.

    5 loves: TFSI, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in sc1, Sephora airbrush concealer brush (I dont think they make this brush anymore, but its miraculous), Lorac Natural Performance foundation in np1, almost any UD 24/7 liner.

    5 leaves: MAC VG1 (bleeds, travels up my face, fades so quickly), Tarte Lipsurgence’s (I love the formula which is why I own ten, but they all turn my lips a nasty bright pink) , Stila smudgepots (I’ve given them all away except for kitten which I use as a base ), UD shadow pencils (I own almost all of them, but they dont blend well for me and the lead breaks off easily).

    5 wish I had bought sooner: Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes (first high end mascara I bought full price), Fyrrinae’s Lip Lustres, Fresh lip treatments, Make Up For Ever’s lipliners and eyeliners.

    • cassie

      I forgot one Love: Anastasia tinted eyebrow gel in Caramel, my eyebrows are sooo pale, I use this every day.

  41. Tracey

    Skin tone/coloring: light with warm undertones-
    5 products I can’t live without: Stila in the light palette, Paula’s choice extra strength clear skin toner, Clinique high impact mascara, Clinique advanced concealer, Tarte blush in exposed and bronzer in Park avenue princess

    5 products I wish I hadn’t bought: Clinique sheer matte foundation, Paula’s choice light antioxidant serum, Rimmel primer, Bobby brown sparkle shadows and a cargo bronzer.

    5 products I wish I’d bought sooner: the Tarte amazonian clay blushes, Revlon nearly naked foundation, the beauty blender sponge, Nars orgasm/laguna duo and real technique brushes

  42. Amanda

    Your skin tone/coloring: NARS Macao, Urban Decay Naked Skin no. 9, Origins Stay Tuned in “Cafe Ole”
    5 products you couldn’t live without? Clarisonic, Palladio Rice Powder, some kind of under-eye concealer (at the moment, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer), Revlon Lip Butters, some kind of mascara
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation (it oxidizes on me and looks orange!), Maybelline BB Cream (same deal), not sure what it’s called but the Covergirl Foundation that Taylor Swift does the advert for (it smells like cucumbers and I can’t stand it), MAC Bouncy Supreme eyeshadow, Ole Henricksen On-the-go cleanser (basically burned my skin…too much vitamin C!)
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? UD Primer Potion, UD Naked Palette, Origins products (just generally…is that cheating?).

  43. CeeBee

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

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    Shiseido Super Corrective serum
    Thin Lizzy concealer creme
    Mehron Lip creams (I also use them as blush)
    Tweezerman eyelash curler
    Anna Sui foundation primer!

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    Aveeno Daily Detoxifying scrub
    NYX Glam Aqua Luxe lipsticks (but my BFF LOVES them)
    L’Oreal Nude Magique BB cream
    NYX Blush Mosaic in Dare
    Milani Quick Dry topcoat (makes your polish chip super quick!)\

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    Milani Liquid Like eye pencils (I had to order them from the UIS, so worth it!)
    MAC MSFN in Light Plus
    Mehron Celebre Pro HD Foundation
    Shiseido White Lucent Foaming Cleanser
    Poshe top coat

  44. -Your skin tone/coloring: light/med with golden undertone

    -5 products you couldn’t live without?: First Aid Beauty ultra repair cream (total skin saver), Carmex strawberry lip balm (it’s so nostaligic and moisturizing for me), Chanel vitalumiere aqua, Physician’s Formula eye booster eyeliner, Organix renewing Moroccan Argan oil for my hair

    -5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?: Neutrogena shine control powder (made my face chalky and white, didn’t control oil well), any bronzers I have, Wet n Wild x Fergie Hollywood walk of fame nail polish,Güd vanilla flame hair products (shampoo/conditioner), Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream (this smells awful…I didn’t know there was an fragrance-free version, but at least it was only $8 at Marshall’s)

    -5 products you wish you had bought sooner?: La Roche-Posay toleriane cleanser, Bioderma crealine, Nars blushes, Trader Joe’s moisturizer with spf 15, Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soaps

  45. Emma M

    *Your skin tone/coloring: NC30-35
    *5 products can’t live without: Tu’eL Cleansing Oil/Herbalizer, Stila Waterproof Eyebrow Pen, Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, Philosophy Clear Makeup, Benefit They’re Real Mascara (these are also the 5 products I can’t leave the house without using)
    *5 products I wish I hadn’t bought: MUFE HD Powder, ANYTHING from MAC, Olay Regenerist Moisturizer (broke me out BAD), Anastasia Eyebrow Pencil, ANYTHING with benzoyl peroxide in it
    *5 products I wish I bought sooner: Guerlain Mythic, Naked Palette, Tu’eL Glyco A, Tu’eL Power C, Chanel Sunscreen SPF 50

  46. LU

    Your skin tone/coloring: NW30
    5 products you couldn’t live without? Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, MAC Studio Fix, UD 24/7 eyeliners, Benefit Dandelion, L’oreal Lineur Intense in Black and Brown.
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Milani Liquif’eye because although they are wonderful, some ingredient in them makes my eyes extremely irritated. Another one might be the MAC Wonder Woman MSF and blush because I never use them as well as MAC Starwonder MSF from another collection. I regret buying the UD Book of Shadows NYC because I never use that either. (I seem to have had an impulsive buying trend with limited edition items in the past, shame on me!)
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? MUFE Shadow Pencils, UDPP, my MAC 109 brush, L’oreal Lineur Intense (so easy to use, long-lasting, cheap), and of course my beloved Clarisonic Mia.

  47. Rebekah

    Skin tone: light with pinker undertones

    Can’t live without: Nars eye primer, Maybelline One by One mascara, Mac All That Glitters, Nars Cactus Flower blush, Rimmel Saty Matte powder.

    Wish I hadn’t bought: Mac Soft Sands bronzer, Mac Dazzleglasses, Tarte lip surgences (don’t get enough use out of them!), Benefit Coralista (doesn’t show up on me that well), Mac crushed metallic pigments

    Wish I had bought sooner: YSL lipsticks, Nars Laguna bronzer, Burberry velvet matte lipsticks, Maybelline Color Tattoos, Nars eye primer

  48. Skintone/Coloring: Hate this question because I really don’t know the answer lol. MAC claims I’m NC45

    5 Products I couldn’t live without:
    1. Jack Black lip balm
    2. Shu Umeura cleansing oil
    3. Estee Lauder Chocolate lip liner (the refillable double ended one)
    4. UD Primer Potion
    5. UD 24/7 eye liner (if I have to pick one color it would be Perversion)

    5 Products I wish I never bought:
    1. Ulta eye shadow set – the WORST formula in my collection!
    2. Every MAC foundation EXCEPT for Face & Body. They all turn orange on me because MAC insists that I am NC 45
    3. UD Deslick – I’m stuck with 2 brand new, unused bottles.
    4. MAC Pressed Pigments aka Glitter Bombs in a pot
    5. Smashbox primer

    5 Products I wish I had bought sooner:
    1. OCC Lip Tars!
    2. Lit Cosmetics glitter and glitter base
    3. MAC Face & Body – would have saved me a ton on all of those terrible MAC foundations that failed me
    4. Clarisonic Mia 2
    5. Inglot eye shadows

  49. Lisa

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium with Olive Undertones NC30

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    (not in any particular order)
    1. it’s a 10 miracle leave-in product
    2. Urban Decay Naked Foundation
    3. Buxom Buxom Lash mascara
    4. Paula’s Choice BHA lotion
    5. Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    1. MAC Viva Glam V (it just doesn’t show up on my lips)
    2. MAC lustre and cremesheen lipsticks (I have a few within the two formula categories and I never wear them because I find them too drying)
    3. Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Intensive Treatment (it leaves my hair tangled and feeling like I haven’t put conditioner in it at all)
    4. Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero (I bought it before there was Perversion, so now I think it isn’t dark enough. And I have like three of them now because they’ve been included in palettes.)
    5. Wet n Wild Petal Pusher palette (I love the colors, but they just fade too quickly)

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    1. Aquaphor Lip Repair (LOVE this stuff, it’s one of the only lip balms that actually works on my perpetually chapped lips)
    2. Laura Mercier Raspberry Sorbet lipstick
    3. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM
    4. Bare Minerals eyeshadows
    5. UD Naked Palette

  50. Alyssa

    Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Tan with a Yellow Undertone

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    1. Laura Mercier Mineral Powder–Perfection
    2. Clinique Redness Solutions Loose Powder—Perfect for combatting redness on ‘no makeup’ days
    3. Revlon Cherries in the Snow Lipstick–My power red
    4. Urban Decay Naked Palette—No explanation needed really
    5. Bare Escentuals Weather it All Liner Sealer—Best thing for oily asian lids

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    1. Mac Select Cover Up— Totally the wrong texture for dry skin
    2. Jordana Easyliner— no, No, NO!
    3. All of my Lipglosses—It turns out I prefer long wearing matte or satin lips
    4. Physician’s Formula Bamboo Bronzer—I never use it!
    5. NYX Soft Matte Lipcremes—Absolutely awful texture and no staying power at all!

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    1. Revlon Colorstay Foundation—Has the best finish of my drugstore foundations
    2. Garnier Rollerball in Light—Go to for “no foundation” days
    3. Revlon Lip Balm Stain—Loving the long wear
    4. Loreal Infallible Never Fail in Beyonce’s Red—Survived 8 hours with two meals AND bottled water
    5. Urban Decay Primer Potion—I never have to worry about creasing again!

  51. Elle Firpo

    Skintone/Coloring: Porcelain/Ivory

    5 products you couldn’t live without?

    * La Mer The Powder – 01 Creme
    * Lioele Triple The Solution BB Cream
    * Benefit Hoola
    * Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes
    * Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel – Blonde

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?

    * Nars Sheer Glow – Siberia
    * Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation – Soft Porcelain
    * Revlon Colorstay Whipped
    * Maybelline New York Baby Lips – 25 Pink Punch
    * Clinique Chubby Stick – Plumped Up Pink

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?

    * Stila All Over Shimmer Duo – Kitten
    * Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss – Oh-La-La
    * Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture – 25 Rose Romantique
    * Mac Sheen Supreme Lipstick – Tea Ceremony
    * Fresh Sugar Face Polish

  52. KaseyCannuck

    Your skin tone/coloring: medium to light

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    Under eye concealer – currently using a L’Oreal Quick Stick
    Maybelline Color Tattoos
    UD 24/7 Eyeliners
    Tarina Tarantino eyeliners
    Olay Daily Renewel Cream

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    Avon long wearing cream eyeshadows – they’re not!
    Essie polishes in I am strong and We’re in it together – streaks galore!
    Pur Minerals 4-in-1 powder – looks cakey on me no matter how lightly I apply it
    Marcella Lux Metallic Liquid Eyeliner – burn baby burn!
    Oxy lotion years ago – broke me out so bad it took years to clear my skin up!

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    UD and TT eyeliners
    UD Smoked palette
    Essence gel eyeliner – just as good as MAC Fliudline
    Maybelline Full & Soft mascara stockpile, if I knew it was being discontinued
    Decent skincare back in high school. Effective options were non-existent back then :(

  53. Your skin tone/coloring:
    MAC NC15/20 depending on season. Right now MAC Mineral in Medium Plus is perfect.

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    + Tom’s of Maine Original Care Deodorant Stick
    + Lorac eyeshadow in Pewter
    + Lush R&B (Revive & Balance)
    + Smith’s Rosebud Perfume Company Minted Rose Lip Balm
    + The Body Shop Body Butter (scent varies based on season and mood)

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    - Nyx eyeshadow primer
    - Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil – I think Nyx eye products are better suited for people with dry eyelids. Mine are oily.
    - L’Oreal HiP eyeliner
    - Benefit It’s Real! Mascara – Clumps like crazy on me =(

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    * MAC Paint Pot in Eclair. Holy Grail daytime eyeliner!
    * Estee Lauder Mad Men Blush
    * M Signature Real Complete BB Cream SPF25 PA++ in Light/Pink Beige
    * Sephora The Sculptor Makeup Sponge
    * Viktor & Rolf Flower Bomb

  54. Carey

    Skintone: cool, very fair.

    Can’t live without: Noxema. Illamasqua Katie Blush. Urban Decay Sin. Mac Nicki Viva glam lipstick and gloss (seriously), various red lipsticks.

    WIsh I didn’t buy: bronzers, all of them (I have more than 5).

    Wish I bought sooner: My clarisonic. Do eyelash extentions count? Urban Decay eyeliner vault (I guess this doesn’t technically since I bought it when it came out but I wish it came out years ago), Mac rocker lipstick, and my urban decay naked palettes.

  55. Cat G

    Your skin tone/coloring:Fair with yellow undertones
    5 products you couldn’t live without? Bare Minerals Original Foundation, Clear Hills Honey Lip Balm, Mac Painterly Paint Pot, UD Perversion Eye Pencil, Benefit the POREfessional.
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Mac A Perfect Day Lipstick, NYX Haute Melon Lipstick, Mac Sun Power (I think it’s a fine product just always looks so bad on me) [can't think of 5!]
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Bobbi Brown Naked Plum High Shimmer Lipgloss, Nars Albatross Highlighting Blush, Mac Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder, Tarte Exposed Amazonian Clay Blush, Bare Minerals Eyecolors (their loose eyeshadows are amazing!)

  56. Faith

    I’m fair with a slight warm undertone.

    I can’t live without my Benefit Boi-ing, my NYX brow pencil, my UD Naked Basics palette, my Maybelline Barely Branded CT, and my Covergirl Clump Crusher

    I wish I hadn’t bought MAC Dollymix blush (way too bright), L’Oreal True Match foundation, Maybelline Dream Lumi Touche concealer, NYX JEP in Milk (I know, I know…) and L’Oreal Quad (Don’t know which one it is).

    I wish I had bought my UD Naked Palette sooner, my Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeliner, my Milani Diamond Dazzle nail polish, Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes, and Revlon Lip Butter Strawberry Shortcake (LOVE THAT COLOR!).

  57. Michelle

    Skintone: probably NW15, but I don’t use MAC foundations. I’m fairly light and cool-toned.
    5 products I’d hate living without: foundation + concealer (both Bobbi Brown), blonde brow pencil (Maybelline and Avon), Ulta lip liner in Rose, and Revlon’s matte eyeshadow in Brown.
    5 products I wish I hadn’t bought: , Real Techniques giant powder brush (too big), NYX single eyeshadow in Purple (too bright), all my NYX round lipsticks (taste like soap), and an Avon long-wearing dual-sided lip color (ugly color and uncomfortably drying).
    5 products I wish I’d bought sooner: Real Techniques blush brush, Too Face bronzing primer, Revlon lip butter in Berry Smoothie, Covergirl BB cream (same as their tinted moisturizer but still nice), and Bobbi Brown face touch up stick.

  58. meggiebeth

    coloring: pale, lightest of everything, neutral

    5 products I love: My acne meds (so embarrassing but absolutely true!), Devacurl No Poo, Tarina Tarantino Fluer de Lash mascara, black eyeliner (right now it’s Tarina Tarantino and so far so good), a good blush, though I’m in the market for a new one right now.

    5 products I wish I hadn’t bought: So many junky eyeshadows that creased in seconds, any skin products by Physician’s Formula (they oxidize like crazy on me), Neutrogena age defense sunscreen (it just wouldn’t bind with my makeup and my face slid off), a Maybelline Color Whispers lipbalm (the color just wasn’t good on me is all), and a MAC blush that doesn’t work on me either

    5 products I wish I found sooner: MUFE concealor, Eye Tattoo cream shadows (I LOVE the taupe one), NARS Tinted Moisturizer, Cetaphil facial wash, Estee Lauder makeup remover

  59. pockykami

    Skin tone: nc 20-25

    5 I can’t live without:
    1. Mineral powder
    2. Too faced shadow insurance
    3. UD virgin eyeshadow
    4. Nars blushes
    5. Revlon lip butters

    5 I wish I hadn’t bought:
    1. Naked 2 (good palette I just never reach for it)
    2. Lorac pro palette (way too soft and powdery)
    3. Mac silly lipstick (I may b2m it already)
    4. Mac parrot eyeshadow ( why oh why didn’t I just get an inglot dupe and I live near a counter)
    5. New duochrome color tattoos (bad formula, imo)

    5 I wish I had bought sooner:
    1. TFSI (prefer it over UD)
    2. Nyx slide on pencils
    3. Bobbi brown high shimmer glosses
    4. Nyx liquid black liner
    5. Oils, I’m in love my new oil cleansing and moisturizing skin care regimen and I don’t think I’ll ever go back

  60. Roxann

    Medium skin tone. I can only answer for my favorites!
    1 antipodes skin saviour
    2 the balm marylou-manizer
    3. Retin A
    4. Latisse
    5. Dior Bb cream
    Wish I hadn’t waited till my 40′s to use Retin A!

  61. Lorie Nieva

    Fair to Medium Olive complexion, leaning more to the cool side.

    5 products I couldn’t live without: Shu Uemura cleansing Oil, Diorshow Extase Mascara in Black, Hourglass Veil Fluid Foundation (soon to be switched out with either the Guerlain Lingerie or the Guerlain Parure Gold), Anastasia double ended angled brow brush and spoolie, Dermaquest Skin Therapy Zinc Clear sunblock in “Nude.”

    5 products I wish I hadn’t bought: This is a tough one because if a product doesn’t work out for me, I have no problems returning it. With that said, I wish I hadn’t bought so many of the Philosophy Shower Gels.. I went through a phase where all I wanted was edible smelling shower gels, but now I’m back to my basic Dove Soap. Another one is Sothy’s cleansing milk. It does a good job, but still doesn’t beat my Shu Uemura Cleansing oil.

    5 products I wish I bought sooner: Jack Black lip balm (love this stuff thanks to Christine!), Shu Uemura Cleansing oil (the best for taking off all of my makeup), Dermaquest Skin Therapy Zinc sunblock (okay it’s got 18% zinc in it. Seriously? I needed this a LONG time ago.), Real Techniques Stippling brush (works so much better than the MAC 187 which sheds like crazy), Shiseido Eyelash curler.

  62. kdrake31

    ◾Your skin tone/coloring:
    NW 43
    ◾5 products you couldn’t live without?
    1. Lorac Unzipped Palette
    2. Mac Studio Fix Powder
    3. Sleek Blushes
    4. Real Techniques Stippling Brush
    5. Mac Kabuki
    ◾5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    1. Elf Radiance Enhancers
    2. Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Toasted
    3. The Balm Face Primer
    4. Ulta Lipsticks
    5. Body Shop Lipsticks
    ◾5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    1. Estee Lauder blushes
    2. Inglot eyeshadows
    3. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Walnut
    4. Sephora Eyeshadows
    5. Mac 217 brush

  63. Nikki

    - Skin tone/colouring: NC50

    - 5 products I can’t live without:
    1) Acne.org Treatment Gel
    2) NYX Single Eyeshadow in Black
    3) La Femme Blush on Rouge in Coral
    4) Mac Spice Lipglass
    5) Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

    - 5 products I wish I hadn’t bought:
    1) Every lipstick I’ve ever owned except the MAC Slimshines (lipstick dry out my lips)
    2) Covergirl Eyeshadow Trio palettes (fade, crease, and lack pigmentation)
    3) Revlon Colorstay Foundation (irritates my skin & causes breakouts)
    4) NARS Lipglosses (don’t last long on the lips)
    5) MUFE HD Foundation (good product, but more coverage than I really need)

    - 5 products I wish I’d bought sooner:
    1) Powder foundation (specifically Sephora Microsmooth Foundation Face Powder)
    2) MUFE Mist & Fix
    3) Olay Foaming Face Wash Sensitive
    4) Urban Decay Primer Potion
    5) MAC Whoops! Pro Longwear Lipglass

  64. Veronica

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool-toned. Currently NC15.
    -5 products you couldn’t live without? Concealer (I am a lady of many brands), Maybelline Stiletto mascara, Urban Decay Sin eyeshadow, MAC 239, and Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizer.
    -5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? I don’t generally regret my purchases, but I’m not a huge fan of pencil liner, so mine tend to sit around unused more than I’d like to admit.
    -5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Real Techniques brushes, Bare Escentuals loose powder foundation (the only powder that works on me! …but right now I’m too dark for the shade I own ;-;), Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder duo, MAC 168 (bought it for contouring, use it more often for highlighting!), and MAC Blacktrack.

  65. Vanessa

    Your skin tone/coloring: warm mac 20

    5 products you couldn’t live without? Cleansing oil (love MAC, want to try DHC), gel eyeliner (love Blacktrack fluidline, want to try Maybelline), eyebrow powder (varies), eyebrow gel (varies), and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Pearl.

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bold Gold — it’s all glitter and not smooth.
    Revlon Lipgloss in Fire Red — it’s actually a good product, but I’ve turned away from the glossy red lip.
    Pur Minerals blush in Cherry Opal — it smelled bad and went bad very quickly.
    Revlon Matte Lipstick mauve it over — actually a great product, but exactly the same shade as my lips, only slightly browner… not so into it.
    Pretty much all the mascaras I’ve ever bought…

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    Cleaning oil, gel eyeliner, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter, MAC Sincere blush, and purple lipstick.

  66. Elisa

    Skin tone: fair with cool undertones. Laura mercier porcelain
    5 products I couldn’t live without
    1. Bobbi brown corrector
    2. Stila kitten powder eye shadow
    3. Benefit dandelion box powder
    4. Laura mercier secret brightening powder
    5. Clarisonic aria

    5 products I wish I hadn’t bought
    1. Smash box oil free primer – made my skin itch
    2. Benefit sugar bomb box powder- made me look ruddy
    3. Amazing cosmetics concealer – only makes my dark circles look grey. Now I’m stuck with a 42 dollar concealer I’ve used 3 times
    4. Laura mercier secret camouflage – makes my skin dry and patchy which ends up highlighting the blemish I’m trying to cover
    5. Maybelline dream lumi – this line doesn’t have a colour match for cool undertones. The product is way to yellow for me

    5 products I wish I’d have bought sooner
    1. Clarisonic aria
    2. Bobbi brown corrector
    3. Benefit Hervana boxed powder
    4. Almay get up and grow mascara
    5. Revlon lip butters

  67. Christina

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC30 / C4, light tan Asian neutral.

    5 products you couldn’t live without? Aquaphor, Nars Pressed Light Reflecting Powder, Milani Luminoso Baked Blush, Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre, Anastasia Lash Genius

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Guerlain Lingerie de Peau (beautiful, but too expensive and the thrill is just gone….), Dior Airflash (I just don’t wear it enough to make it worth it and it gets stuck in my eyelashes), any dramatic colored eyeshadows (I am in continuous denial about what I will actually ever wear!), impulse drugstore mascara buys (they are not as cheap as I think and they rarely work out on my short skimpy lashes).

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Amore Pacific Future Response Age Defense cream, Bioderma Crealine, Nars Sheer Matte foundation, Clarisonic Mia, Anastasia Lash Genius

  68. STEPH tp

    Tone: MUFE 110
    5 Products I can’t live without: makeup: MAC Lingering Brow Pencil, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation OR Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra, Dior Creme de Rose balm, Givenchy Couture Mascara in Waterproof, NARS Douceur Blush. Skin: Biotherm Biocils Lash Optimizer eye makeup remover, Kiehls Cucumber Toner, MAC Wipes, Dior One Essiential Serum, Philosophy Hopr in a Jar for Dry Skin!

    5 Products I wish I hadn’t bought: Urban Decay Naked Palettes (I kinda hate them), Hourglass Concealer (too dark :( ), Make Up For Ever HD foundation, MAC 116 brush (I should’ve gotten 129),

    5 products I wish I bought sooner: A good brow pencil, a good foundation! Mac creme cup, A good moisturizer and a good shampoo!

  69. Claire

    Your skin tone/coloring: fair, pink toned

    5 products you couldn’t live without:
    -bronzer/contour
    -mascara
    -acne cream (not makeup, but I need this stuff)
    -moisturizers with sunscreen
    -brow powder

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought:
    -big multi palettes. The quality of each item is subpar and I don’t end up using much of it.
    -mac free to be. I love the color and the formula is great, but I don’t use it enough to be worth it.
    -nyx eyeshadow my favorite color. This is basically chunky glitter that gets all over your face
    -nyx white eyeliner. It is so hard! It hurts to use!
    I can’t think of a fifth item.

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner:
    -benefit bad gal lash mascara. Amazing.
    -an eyelash curler. I bought my first last week and I see a major difference. Too bad mine pinches
    -bronzer. I started using it this year and ill never be without it ever again!
    -mac saint germain. For me, it’s not that bright. It’s a nice pink that goes great with my skin tone
    -vanilla eyeshadow (not mac, just the same type of color) I finished the whole pan of a vanilla eyeshadow today. I feel so proud for finishing it and, it was amazing for highlighting. I don’t know how I was ever without this.

  70. Hana

    Your skin tone/coloring: Light, neutral cool. NC20.
    5 products you couldn’t live without? MAC studio fix powder, MAC studio finish concealer, Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner, rosehip oil and AHA’s.
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Illamasqua light liquid foundation, Max Factor 3in1 foundation, Clarins bronzing duo, Sukin facial scrub and Sukin moisturizer.
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Rosehip oil, AHA’s, MAC studio fix powder, Guerlain meteorites and Nars matte lip pencil in red square/

  71. ■Your skin tone/coloring:
    ■5 products you couldn’t live without?
    ■5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    ■5 products you wish you had bought sooner?

  72. marisol hernandez

    Your skin tone/coloring:NW 15 NC 20 in summer
    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    1. Tarte MultiplEYE Clinically-Proven Natural Lash Enhancing Primer (really works)
    2.Mac Studio Fix Foundation in NW 15 or NC20 ( love the full coverage, hides inperfections)
    3. Buxom amplified lash mascara (even better than diorshow, like how the brush changes)
    4.Mac Eyeshadow in Saddle for eyebrow
    5.Cetaphil Moisturizer with SPF

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    1. Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Oil-Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer (broke out)
    2. NYX Lipsticks (too dry and cheap looking)
    3.Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance (didn’t do anything, too liquidy)
    4.They’re Real Mascara by Benefit (same as any drugstore brand not worth the hype)
    5.Dior Diorskin shimmer star( too expensive for what it was, swapped it for too faced sweethears perfect blush which is amazing)

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    1. Mac paint pot in Painterly (better than UD)
    2.Mac Blush in Gingerly ( goes with anything)
    3.Mac Eyeliner kohl In costa riche (makes my green eyes stand out)
    4.Mac Blot Powder in Medium ( Im an oily beast)
    5. Mac lipstick in ANGEL ( AMAZING )

  73. Kate

    Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, some yellow tones
    5 products you couldn’t live without: Queen Helene mint julep facial scrub, Mary Kay mattifier, UD pencil liners, thebalm Sexy Mama, Clinique Almost lipstick
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought: Clinique repairwear spf15, Becca ever-matte poreless priming perfector, Physician’s Formula BB cream, Bareminerals eye shadow palettes, coral lip colors
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner: Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-hour primer, UD primer potion, Stila In the Light palette, Lancôme Bi-Facil, Bath & Body Works 60-second manicure hand scrub

  74. ■Your skin tone/coloring: light to light medium yellow undertone (asian)
    ■5 products you couldn’t live without? Concealers, face brushes, lipsbalm/lipstick, toner, foundation
    ■5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Red lipstick (just attracted to name hehehe), tinted moisturizers (not good to me…), black eyeliners (it look harsh on me) – the rest I don’t have regrets in buying them
    ■5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Missha BB cream (the red tube), UD naked & naked 2 palette, coral/peach blushes & lipstick (looks really good on my yellow skintone), MAC fluidlines, MAC msfs (previous released like the Marine life or the petticoat or glissade)

  75. Felicity

    Skin tone/coloring: fair with neutral undertones (leaning cool)/NW15/gray-blue eyes/dark ash blonde hair
    Products I can’t live without (lately…): 1. Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick (in Restina and Cava) 2. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer (in Fair for concealing and Ivory for highlighting) 3. Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Katie 4. NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Taupe/Ash 5. Paula’s Choice RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment (glycolic acid exfoliant)
    Products I regret buying: 1. L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Damage-Erasing Balm (didn’t work…overrated) 2. Maybelline lip products (can’t stand the taste) 3. Birchbox subscription (samples too small, not interested in most of them) 4. CG + Olay Simply Ageless Concealer Corrector (too dark) 5. Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Foundation (too greasy)
    Products I wish I had bought sooner: 1. MAC lipsticks (especially in Myth, Creme Cup, and Peach Blossom) 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. CG Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation (in Ivory) 4. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer 5. Naked 2 palette

  76. Your skintone/coloring: Somewhere between NW15 and NC 20

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    -Lorac’s POREfection Baked Finishing Powder (I use it as foundation, but it is also lovely for making liquid foundation look even more flawless)

    -NARS “Madly” blush

    -MAC “All That Glitters” eyeshadow

    -Maybelline Babylips in Grape

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    5(+) products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    -Chanel “Rose Petale” blush-The lighting in the store made it look lighter than it really was, and it ended up being pratically the same color as NARS “Deep Throat” and MAC “Dainty” which I already

    -Revlon Balm Stains. I have almost every color. I love 2 of them, but I find the rest to be terribly drying that they’re not worth the hassle.

    -Benefit’s “They’re Real” mascara. This mascara is nearly impossible to get off of my eyelashes. Besides that, the wand and/or formula really hurts my eyes and it is painful to use this mascara, so I have basically only used it 3 times.

    -Revlon’s BB cream. I have dry skin, so one would think that any moisture would just sink right in, but that’s not the case here. This BB cream has a strange way of just sitting atop my skin, looking all nasty. Also, the lightest shade is too dark by a ways.

    -MAC’s “Ablaze” lipgloss

    -Tarte Eyeshadows

    -NARS “Charade” eyeshadow duo.

    -Benefit Boxed Powders (I really do hate all of them! They are far too scented and shimmery and each of the 4 that I’ve tried end up looking so bizarre on me, like none other)

    -Any bronzer I own…I don’t use any of them.

    -Maybelline Color tattoo’s. I find they dry out SO quickly.

    -Lorac’s PRO palette

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    -Lorac’s Porefection finishing powder

    - NARS “Kuala Lumpur” eyeshadow duo (The lighter shade is SO beautiful)

    -Anastasia brow powder duo

  77. Rachel

    Skin tone: NW20

    5 products I can’t live without: Laura Mercier silk creme foundation (rose ivory), MAC pro-longwear concealer, NARS Laguna bronzer, Laura Mercier second skin cheek color in rose petal, and Benefit They’re Real Mascara

    5 products I wish I hadn’t bought: MAC Pinch o’ peach blush (too bright), MAC Prep & prime radiant rose highlighter, NARS Lhasa eyeshadow (mine is really dry), MAC Dainty blush, and Buxom White Russion lip gloss (I don’t like the plumping feeling)

    5 products I wish I bought sooner: Laura Mercier silk creme foundation (I kept telling myself no and now it’s my HG), Chanel rouge coco shine (Love these), NARS turkish delight lipgloss, Urban Decay naked basics, and that’s all I can think of.

  78. Kayla

    Skin Tone: Very fair with yellow undertones.

    5 Products I couldn’t live without: UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion, UD Naked Basics, Sally Hansen Nail Polish, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp, and UD Naked Skin.

    5 Products I wish I hadn’t bought: Revlon nail polishes in Minted, Charming, and Sunshine Sparkle, Sonia Kashuk makeup brushes, and any hair care or body care product with sulfates.

    5 Products I wish I’d bought sooner: Benefit “They’re Real!” Mascara, OPI nail polish, Eco Tools makeup brushes, UD’s Optical Blurring Brush, and anything from Organix or One n’ Only!

  79. Sami

    Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral Toned Medium
    (5 products you couldn’t live without?)
    1. Mac MSF Natural
    2. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
    3. Giorgio Armani Master Corrector in #2
    4. L’oreal Telescopic Carbon Black
    5. Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
    (5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?)
    1. Revlon Kissable Balm Stain
    2. NYX Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation
    3. Mac Star Violet Eyeshadow
    4. Benefit Erase Paste
    5. Revlon Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake
    (5 products you wish you had bought sooner?)
    1. Mac 217
    2. Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer
    3. Physicians Formula Eye Booster Liquid Liner Pen
    4. Mac Face & Body Foundation
    5. Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush

  80. Jennifer

    Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC20-25
    5 products you couldn’t live without? Elta MD UV Clear Sunscreen, The Face Shop brow pencil, Koji eyelash curler, Loreal Double Extend Tube Mascara in Blackest Black, Revlon just bitten balm stain in crush
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? smash box gel liner (not pigmented enough), Loreal Infailliable gel liner (wears off, MAC is best!), stila smudge pot (not pigmented enough, doesn’t stay on as well as MAC), fresh sugar balms (too soft and mushy in texture, also contains chemical sunscreen which is irritating), benefits Coralista lip gloss(not pigmented enough)
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Real Techniques brushes, Ecotools eye brush kit, Tarte Maracuja Oil, Caudalie Divine Oil, Milani blush in Luminoso

  81. ZG

    Your skin tone/coloring: NW 45 NC 50

    5 products you couldn’t live without?-CLARISONIC, NEUTRALIZER, CONCEALER,FOUNDATION, BROW PENCIL, TOOTHPASTE/TOOTHBRUSH

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? PIMPLE EXTRACTOR, NYC $2.99 EYE SHADOW TRIOS (THEY ONLY LOOK GOOD IN THE PALETTE) MAYBELLINE MATTE MOUSE FOUNDATION

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?BROW PENCIL, NEUTRALIZER, CLARISONIC, EYE SHADOW PRIMER UD, NYX,LA SPLASH, TOO FACED (I LIKE EM ALL) NEUTRALIZER, CHEMICAL PEELS ( I DO NOT DO THEM OFTEN BUT WHEN I DO I ALWAYS LOVE THE RESULTS.

  82. adele

    Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, warm
    5 products you couldn’t live without? Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation Porcelain, Bobbi Brown Corrector Light Bisque, NARS Pressed Powder Flesh, NARS Lola Lola Eyeshadow, MUFE Smoky Lash
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Dior Hydra Life BB Cream, MAC Hue Lipstick, MAC Angel Lipstick, Too Faced Beach Bunny Bronzer, Stila Convertible Colour Peony
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? MAC Velvet Teddy Lipstick, MAC Brick-o-la Lipstick, Buxom Brooklyn Lipstick, Tarte Blush Natural Beauty, MAC MSF Natural

  83. ✿ Your skin tone/coloring: NC20ishmethinks, Armani Maestro 4

    ✿ 5 products you couldn’t live without? Quality base products are a big deal for me, by far the most important products in my stash.
    Nars Tinted Moisturizer in Alaska, Armani Maestro foundation in #4, Chanel Notorious sculpting veil, Chantecaille Rose Petals highlighting powder, Bobbi Brown corrector in Light Peach.

    ✿ 5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    NARS Satin lip pencils, UD naked 2 palette, Tarte amazonian clay blushes, Hourglass 28 primer, Limecrime opaque lipticks. These are HG’s for some, but I personally really regret these purchases.

    ✿ 5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    These also belong on my couldn’t live without list and I wish I had discovered them sooner.
    Hakuhodo brushes, la Prairie essence of skin caviar eye complex, Maybelline color tattoo in tough as taupe, Trind nail balsam, Jurlique purely age defying hand treatment.

  84. Monica

    NW45ish

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    1. MUFE Face & Body
    2. MAC Ruby Woo
    3. MAC 130 Brush
    4. L’Oreal Makeup Wipes
    5. NYX Cream Blush in Rose Petal

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    1. NARS Taj Mahal (Love the orange color, but hate the gold sheen)
    2. Tarte Tipsy (Pretty color but I expected more coral/orange and this looks very pink on me)
    3. Out The Door Topcoat (turns gloppy quickly)
    4. MAC Matchmaster (looks good on others, but looks too dry on my skin)
    5. Essie Bright Tights (needed waaaaay too many coats to become opaque)

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    1. NARS Gina
    2. NYX Shocking Pink
    3. Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner
    4. MAC Prep & Prime for lips
    5. Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer

  85. Alexandra

    SKIN TONE: NW20, NW25 if I’m feeling sassy.

    5 MUST HAVES
    - MAC Select Cover-Up in NW20
    - MAC LiquidLast in Black
    - Hurraw! Lip Balm in Pink Grapefruit
    - Stila Custom Colour Blush in Coral
    - Maybelline One By One Mascara in Blackest Black

    5 WHO CARES
    - Make Up For Ever HD Primer. Doesn’t work that well, just sits on my face like a lazy dog in a sunbeam.
    - Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain. Smells weird, gets splochy real fast, totally not worth it.
    - Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner. I had such high hopes and it just gets tacky and smeary and uggggggggggh.
    - e.l.f Brightening Eyeliner. Dry awful junk.
    - Philosophy lip glosses. Disgusting, sticky, and chemical-tasting.

    5 SHOULD’VE WOULD’VE COULD’VE
    - Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
    - NARS blushes
    - MAC Lipstick in Crosswires
    - bareMinerals Original Foundation Primer
    - Coconut oil! I love it. Best moisturizer ever.

  86. Precious

    Skin tone: NC20

    products I can’t live without:
    - MAC Blot Powder (pressed)
    - MAC Brow Set in Beguile
    - MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage
    - Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
    - NARS Powder Blush in Deep Throat
    - NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

    products I regret buying:
    - MAC Sheen Supreme Lipsticks (I have 7, and they melt easily, so I had to store them in a cosmetic fridge.)

    products I wish I had bought sooner:
    - Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (combination to oily)
    - Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Glosses
    - Guerlain L’Ecrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palettes in Les Fauves and Les Fumes
    - Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
    - Guerlain Rouge Gs in Gigolo and Gisela
    - Tom Ford Lip Color in Violet Fatale

  87. Meg

    Warm undertone, Medium to Tan skintone.

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    Sunscreen, Josie Maran Argan Oil, Origins Ginzing Eye Cream, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay Foundation, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay Blush

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    Maybelline Mousse Concealer (too ashy), Tarte Cream Eyeshadows (creases a lot), Ardell Brush-on Adhesive (stings the eye), ELF Flawless Foundation (broke me out), CoverGirl Outlast Brilliance nail polish in Coral (streaky)

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    UD Setting Spray in All Nighter, CoverGril Outlast Stay Fabulous 3in1 Foundation, L’oreal Infallible eyeshadows, Maybelline Color Tattoos, Essence Lip Liners

  88. Melissa

    Your skin tone/coloring: pale, yellow undertones

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    mac lipsticks in viva glam i, strong woman, diva; wet n wild black liquid eyeliner, maybelline sunbaked neutrals palette

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    elf black liquid eyeliner (none else – I return the ones I wish I hadn’t bought)

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    mac lipstick in rebel, eyebrow brush, black pencil eyeliner, wet n wild black liquid eyeliner, nars lipstick fire down below

  89. t_zwiggy

    Your skin tone/coloring:
    Light-medium (NW20-25) peachy skin that’s extremely oily

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    1. Jane Iredale PurePressed Base (only foundation that lasts, looks natural yet cover well and doesn’t break me out)
    2. MAC Paint Pot in Painterly (need to cover those veins on my lids!)
    3. NARS Smudgeproof eyeshadow primer (the best for extremely oily lids)
    4. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer (best coverage)
    5. Jane Iredale Detail Brush (tiny, perfect for precision work with concealer)

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    1. Armani Eyes to Kill mascara!!! Worst mascara ever! Clumpy and not even tear proof.
    2. Armani Eyes to Kill eyeshadows (formula doens’t work for me at all :S)
    3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light (chunky sparkle city!)
    4. NARS Oasis blush (so glittery it’s unwearable! and I love shimmery blush like Orgasm)
    5. All liquid foundations I’ve bought so far (they break me out and won’t stay on)

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    1. Hakuhodo J242G Eye Shadow Brush Round & Flat (perfect for outer corner and small eyes)
    2. Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial powder in Candlelight (natural highlighter)
    3. Butter London base coat and top coat duo! (make the polish stay on FOREVER)
    4. Illamasqua nailpolish (they’re no longer available here :( )
    5. OPI acetone free nail polish remover (removes the toughest of polishes and doesn’t dry out my nails)

  90. JEN

    Your skin tone/coloring: Tan skin (MAC NC40-42)
    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    -Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm SPF 25: great for dry skin and smells lovely.
    -Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 in Medium/Dark: best everyday base!
    -MAC Stud eyebrow pencil with spoolie
    -MAC Hush Cream Colour Base for highlighter
    -Benefit They’re Real mascara with eyelash curlers

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    -Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation: cakey and color range is too pink.
    -MAC Dirty Plum blush: I hardly use it.
    -Maybelline The Falsies mascara: worse mascara ever. Flaky and smudges.
    -Loreal Lumi Primer: so shimmery and drying on the skin.
    -Bioderma: stings my eyes so bad and does not remove makeup well.

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    -MAC Warm Soul blush
    -Zoya nailpolishes!
    -Bumble and Bumble Prep: greatest hair detangler EVER!
    -Tom Ford Spanish Pink lipstick
    -Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks

  91. Tish

    Skin tone/colouring: MAC NC 30-35

    >5Products I can’t live without
    1. Giorgio Armani Master Corrector #2 – every dark circle sufferer must have this in their life
    2. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 6.5 – gives me a lovely, luminous look that looks natural. Also my perfect shade match
    3. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzing Powder – the best matte bronzer for me atm
    4. TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer – makes me look “photoshopped” (airbrushed) according to my husband
    5. Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA+++ – the only sunscreen that’s never irritated my skin

    >5Products I regret buying
    1. Clinique Brush On Cream Liner – it fades on me! (And I’ve never had any cream/gel eyeliner fade on me)
    2. NYX Round Lipsticks – felt like I was applying waxy grease on my lips; smell is also revolting
    3. All MUA products – waste of money. They’re cheap, yes, but not impressive at all
    4. Maybelline Colour Show Nail Polish – super thin formula results in an uber sheer mani
    5. Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + – dried my skin and made it look like it was 20yrs older

    >5Products I wish I’d bought sooner
    1. Skindinavia Makeup Setting Spray – keeps my makeup looking fresh until I take it off
    2. Giorgio Armani Master Corrector #2 – the best product dark circles. People don’t think I’m joking/exaggerating when I say I have extremely dark circles (thanks to bad genes)
    3. Guerlain Rouge G Lipsticks – pricey, but they’ve never irritated my lips (no itchy lips!). Plus they’re absolutely creamy and never drying!
    4. Physician’s Formula Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara – lengthens, volumizes and thickens without leaving my lashes clumpy and crunchy!
    5. Guerlain Meteorites (pressed and balls) the balls give my face a nice luminous glow while the pressed ones are the best pressed powder I have ever used

    • Ellen

      100% agreed on the maestro concealer. I remembered it right after I submitted my responses. It’s the best for dark circles, and you only have to use the tiniest amount!

  92. Angela

    Skin tone: pale with yellow undertones (note: I have combination to oily skin.)
    5 products I couldn’t live without:
    1. Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Protective Emulsion SPF 15 (Best moisturizer ever!)
    2. Shiseido Refining Makeup Primer (Underrated but I love it!)
    3. Shiseido The Makeup Eyebrow and Eyeliner Compact
    4. Shu Uemura Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation
    5. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser for all skin types

    5 products I wish I hadn’t bought and why:
    1. Clinique Colour Surge Eyeshadow Quad in Teddy Bear – I wanted a neutral palette. The colors are pretty but don’t blend very well.
    2. Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Bold Gold – MEH.
    3. EOS Lip Balm – I have these in sweet mint and strawberry. My Vaseline lip therapy does an even better job.
    4. Revlon Illuminance Cream Shadow Quad in Skinlights – The colors are pretty but they don’t blend very well (yet again!) and the crease after a few hours.
    5. Essence of Beauty brushes – I bought them because they were cheap. I wish I had saved my money for one really good brush instead.

    5 products I wish I’d have bought sooner:
    1. Cover Girl Lash Blast Clump Crusher mascara
    2. Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Flamingo (Here is another underrated product but it’s a great matte blush that gives you a natural flush!)
    3. Shiseido Pureness Matifying Moisturizer Oil-Free (This is a great moisturizer for oily skin. I use this on nights out because I don’t need the SPF of my day moisturizer!)
    4. Shiseido Sun Protection Liquid Foundation SPF 42
    5. Nyx Cosmetics Retractable Lip Liner in Natural

  93. Deborah

    Your skin tone/coloring: Really tan right now so probably an NC42, normally between NC35-NC40 (tan Asian)

    5 products you couldn’t live without?
    1) Urban Decay Naked Palette
    2) Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
    3) Nars Torrid blush
    4) brow products– brow pencil (currently loving Anastasia’s sharpen-able one and also Sephora’s waterproof one) and brow gel (currently loving Tweezerman’s Brow Mousse)
    5) PERFUME: currently loving Flowerbomb, Chloe, and Burberry Classic
    ***I kinda cheated with the whole 5 products, but, you know… also since I already cheated everyone should go out and try Origin’s Active Charcoal Clay mask. I cannot live without it! That and UD All Nighter spray!

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    1) Nars Laguna/Orgasm duo: neither show up on me very well
    2) theBalm Mary Louminizer: waaaay too shimmery/frosty for a highlighter!
    3) MAC Dollymix: I think I got a dud but there is 0 payoff with mine
    4) Lancome Kitten Heel eyeshadow: I hate pink eyeshadow. What was I thinking? …I wasn’t.
    5) MAC Aloha Crushed Metallic Pigment Stack: I only got it for the “Aloha” color and I never even use it… way too inconvenient

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    1) MAC Constructivist Paint Pot: I’ve been using other ones for a while but this really makes my eyeshadows pop, and it makes Woodwinked un-orange. YAY
    2) Urban Decay Primer Potion: Somehow made it through high school without this. Not sure how.
    3) Anything eyebrow related: My brows from before college are so embarrassing to look at
    4) YSL Glossy Stain #12 Coral Fauve: Wish I had bought this when I bought #11 Rouge Gouache last summer instead of two weeks ago. Love the formula of these and had no idea they had such a pretty coral!
    5) Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick: Wish I was into MAC when this came out, I only have the lip gloss and have been stalking the CCOs for the lipstick to no avail. Boo!!!

  94. BAHAR

    Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium

    5 products you couldn’t live without? Urban Decay Primer Potion, Missha BB Cream, Estee Lauder Sumptous Mascara, Bobby Brown Concealer, theBalm Blushes

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Diorshow Iconic Mascara, YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara, theBalm NudeTude, Essence I love Stage Eyeshadow Base, Rimmel London 1000 Kisses LipTint

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Urban Decay Naked 2, Avon Glimmerstick, RT Brushes, Lush Mask of Magnaminty, Nuxe products in general

  95. Esme

    I’m very pale and cool–maybe NW10 or 15?

    Five products I can’t live without:
    1. Olay SPF 30 moisturizer for sensitive skin
    2. Lush Celestial face lotion
    3. NARS Flamenco sheer lipstick
    4. Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid liner
    5. Revlon quick dry top coat

    Five products I wish I hadn’t bought:
    1. L’Oreal HIP eyeshadow duo: one of the colors is a bright purple that literally does not come out of the pan. At all. I can’t believe they put it on the market.
    2. Revlon Fire and Ice lipstick: gorgeous color and formula, but way too orange for me.
    3. Revlon Carnation lipstick: my very first lipstick, and I now cringe to imagine how I must have looked. It’s so frosty.
    4. Revlon Coralberry lipstick: I didn’t realize it would be almost metallic (clearly, I have a problem with Revlon lipsticks)
    5. NYX Chic Red lipstick: strange waxy formula

    Four products I wish I’d bought sooner (can’t think of a fifth)
    1. NARS Mata Hari blush
    2. MAC Pink Nouveau lipstick
    3. YSL Glossy Stain in Rouge Gouache (#11)
    4. theBalm Nude ‘tude Palette

  96. becca

    -very fair neutral-cool
    -5 products i cant live without: clinique all about eyes rich, giorgio armani lasting silk foundation, hourglass veil mineral primer, mac studio finish concealer, tom ford wicked blush.
    -5 products i wish i hadn’t bought: chanel eyelash curler (too small for my eyes), lancome eyeshadows (i became allergic to them), proactive, MUFE matte velvet plus (gave me worse acne in my life), mac 190 brush.
    -5 products i wish i had bought sooner: mac lipsticks, nars eyeshadow primer, mac eyeshadows, liquid and gel liners, benzoyl peroxide.

  97. Geneva

    Medium skin tone. Five products I can’t live without: mascara, undereye concealer, lip balm, MAC studio fix powder, eyebrow pencil/gel. Five products I wish I hadn’t bought: Ciate nail polish mini set, horrible, horrible application, OPI When Monkey’s Fly, again horrible application, Kat Von D Liquid eyeliner, Stila liquid eyeliner and Smash Box 2009 Eye Wish palette, stiff eyeshadow very hard to apply and blend with weak color payoff. Five products I wish I had bought sooner, Chanel Perfection Lumiere, Konad nail plates, Essie nail polishes, NARS eyeshadows and Clinique gel eyeliner.

  98. Nikki

    Skin Tone: Very fair with cool undertones.

    5 products you couldn’t live without:
    - Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer
    - Urban Decay Naked Basics palette
    - NYX Lipsticks in Hot Pink and Tea Rose
    - Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliners
    - Sigma F88

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought:
    - NARS Orgasm blush. I don’t know if I got a bad batch or what, but mine is crazy un-pigmented! It’s difficult to use and just comes off patchy on me.
    - MAC Fabulousness holiday palette. Pigmentation and powderyness issues. Good thing the packaging is cute!
    - Sigma F40 brush
    - L’Oreal Tru Match Lumi foundation
    - UD Beauty Balm. Bought to use as a primer – too orange for my fair skin.

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner:
    - NYX lipsticks and blushes
    - theBalm Nude ‘tude palette
    - Benefit Hoola bronzer
    - False lashes
    - Z palettes!

  99. Tigerlily

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC20/NC25

    - 5 products you couldn’t live without?
    MAC brow pencil in Lingering
    Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara in Black
    Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in Underground
    MUFE HD cream blush # 5 (soft medium pink)
    Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse

    - 5 products you wish you hadn’t bought?
    Bare Minerals Mineral veil (no effect on my skin past the first 5 minutes it’s on)
    NARS Nomad cream shadow (creases and fades away super fast)
    Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in VI 308 (powdery and not pigmented enough)
    MUFE Aqua Rouge # 14 (too dark and drying)
    Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Base Coat (too thick)

    - 5 products you wish you had bought sooner?
    Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Beige
    MAC Lipglass in Nymphette
    By Terry Baume de Rose
    MUFE Liquid Lip Color # 7 (peachy coral)
    Estée Lauder lip pencil in Tawny

  100. firebird

    Skin tone: Fair with neutral undertones (MAC NC15)

    Products I can’t live without: Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil, MAC Studio Finish Concealer, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, Josie Maran Cream Blush in Sunset, and Anna Sui lipstick #304 (that’s 6 :D)

    Products I wish I hadn’t bought: Avon Ideal Flawless foundation (a bit dark for me, and a bit heavy), Chanel Glossimer #307 (no colour!), MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink (doesn’t really do anything), MUFE Aqua Cream 13 (creases!!!), and L’Oreal Infallible shadow in 005 Purple Obsession. (Hard to get good colour payoff)

    Wish I bought sooner: MAC Marine Life (did not manage to get it). Hmm… Estee Lauder summer collection eyeshadow palette that I didn’t manage to buy either.