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. Rachel

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC 10, leaning more neutral
    5 products you couldn’t live without? YSL glossy stain #15, shiseido natural finish cream concealer, kat von d concealer, tarte poreless primer, covergirl clump crusher.
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Betty bright lipstick (not flattering on me), Illamasqua cream foundation (cakey, unnatural), Covergirl natureluxe foundation (broke me out), Mac plushglass (don’t like the feeling), Maybelline great lash curved brush (does nothing)
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? beauty blender, bioderma, illamasqua blushes, sigma brushes, loreal infalliable eyeshadows.

  2. nina

    skin tone/coloring:NC20
    5 products i can’t live without:
    Urban Decay naked palette, Revlon lip butter in berry smoothie,Nars blush in sex appeal,L’oreal infallibe eyeshadow in iced latte and Covergirl outlast 3 in 1 foundation.
    5 products i wish i had’n bought:Nyx glitter cream palette,maybelline dream fresh bb cream,maybelline great lash mascara,Revlon photo ready foundation and Nyx above and beyond full coverage concealer
    % products i wish i’d found sooner:elf eyelid primer,elf face primers in general,Mac eyeshadow in satin taupe,Revlon colorstay foundation and Mac msf in stereo rose.

  3. AlishaG

    Your skin tone/coloring: light/neutral

    5 products you couldn’t live without? l’oreal BB cream, clarisonic, Too Faced palettes, BE blush in Boost, UD primer eyeliner/primer, BE white hot palette

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Illmasquae mystery box on sephora (2 cream shadows creased, 1 eyeliner red, red blush, dry lipsticks-all unusable for me except 1 grey-blue eyeliner & nail polish), elf brush that irritated my skin, alba moisturizer (allergy), UD naked palette (already had #2), a couple Tarte lipsurgences that didnt look good on me

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Too Faced products, coral lip colors (i have green eyes so they are awesome with that!), didnt wear blush till recently, gold eyeshadows, clarisonic

  4. Jenny

    SkinTone/ Coloring: Fair/Neutral/Oily

    5 Products I couldn’t live without:
    1) Clinique High Impact Mascara (Brown)
    2) Mac Blotting Powder
    3) Mac Mocha Blush
    4) Jane Iredale Mineral Foundation
    5) Naked Pallet

    5 Products you wish you haven’t bought:
    1) Revlon Colorstay (To cakey, I prefer a light coverage)
    2) Maybeline Color Tattoo (Great Product, I just chose unflattering colors)
    3) Nars Blush Sex Appeal (I love and hate this product. Since I bought Mac mocha I have reached for it twice, and it isn’t quite dark enough.)
    I can’t think of anything else :)

    5 Products you wish you bought sooner
    1) Clinique High Impact Mascara
    2) Mac Mocha (Wouldn’t waste money on my other blushes, I am in love with this one)
    3) Mac Blot Powder (Got it this week and have never looked back)
    Thats it :)

  5. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair- Yellow Undertones
    5 products you couldn’t live without? MAC Studio Fix Fluid, MAC Studio Fix Powder, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Anastasia Covet Waterproof Liner in Noir, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Chanel Matte Lumier, Jimmy Choo Perfume, Urban Decay Deslick Primer, Urban Decay Deslick Setting Spray, Too Faced Lash Injection Mascara
    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Anastasia Brow Wiz, Urban Decay Super Curl, Pericone MD Intensive Pore Treatment, Mario Badecu Hyaluronic Eye Cream, Zeova Brushes

  6. Olivia

    5 I can’t live without:
    1. Giorgio Armani master corrector (bye bye dark circles)
    2. Kose Medicated sekkisei
    3. Majolica majorca mascara (never smudges or flakes)
    4. Benetint (gives the most natural healthy color to the lips)
    5. Blush

    5 I wish I hadn’t bought:
    1. Shu Uemura cleansing oil (broke me out in long term usage!)
    2. MAC angel (doesn’t suit my yellow skin tone)
    3. Bourjois perfect mix foundation (broke me out!)
    4. mac studio fix concealer (broke me out very badly!)
    5. MAC Cream Color Base

    5 I wish I had bought sooner:
    1. NARS smudgeproof primer
    2. Giorgio Armani master corrector
    3. Mario Badescu drying lotion
    4. Lush cosmetic warrior mask
    5. Milani liquif eye liner (cheap, pigmented, stay put all day, the best!)

  7. Catherine

    Medium with yellow/olive undertones (asian): MAC NC30/35, NC37/40 when tan. NARS Stromboli/St. Mortiz. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua B40

    Can’t live without:
    1. MAC Black track and Dip down Brown Fluidline (eyeliner and eyebrow color, respectively!)
    2. MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark (everyday powder or foundation on those lazy days)
    3. NARS Light Reflecting Loose Powder (forgot the entire name haha)
    4. Jack Black Lip Balm (thanks Christine!)
    5. MAC Femme Fi eyeshadow… hands down my all-time favorite eyeshadow color. I have 2!

    Regret Buying:
    1. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer in Medium. It just doesn’t do it for me.
    2. UD Naked 2 palette. I don’t know why I bought it when I already had the Naked 1 palette (which I like much better!)
    3. Drugstore mascaras (EXCEPT Maybelline’s Full N’ Soft, it’s my favorite!)
    4. Nude lipsticks from any brand. Not a good look on me.
    5. Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer. I couldn’t wait for MAC Prep n Prime in Light Boost to restock so I tried this… Bad idea. WASTE OF MONEY!

    Wish I bought sooner:
    1. MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul. My current obsession!
    2. MAC Prep n Prime in Light Boost. I love how bright it makes my face look!
    3. Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive in dark
    4. Bobbi Brown foundation stick in Espresso. This is my favorite way to contour now, in combination with MAC blush in Emote. Hello defined cheekbones!
    5. I just wish I bought a backup of MAC lipstick in Port Red from the Naughty Nauticals collection (2008). It’s my favorite red ever and I’m almost done with it :(

  8. Az sunshine

    Your skin tone/coloring: NC 25-30
    5 products you couldn’t live without? MAC Pro Longwear foundation, Tarte AC Blushes, sunscreen, Clarisonic Mia and my Sonicare Toothbrush

    5 products you wish you hadn’t bought? Tarte Cheek Stains (wonderful products, just not suited for my skin type), several of the bright lipsticks I’ll never use more than a couple times, Tarte Holiday Gift sets (they are not the same quality), Smashbox Holiday sets (hardly touch them), and back-ups of several loved items that will probably go bad before I use them…

    5 products you wish you had bought sooner? Guerlain Wolong Meterorites (had to search for it once I decided to spurge), sunscreen (wish I used it as a child the way I do now), Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso (maybe I’d be more confidant in red lips if I had found this sooner), Accutane and Chemical Peels.

  9. Orlane

    Your skintone/ coloring : Fair with neutral undertones, cool-toned. Nars Mont Blanc.

    5 I couldn’t live without :
    Nivea Pure Effect Clean Deeper daily wash scrub
    Yves Rocher Tradition du Hammam nourishing argan body balm
    Maybelline Dream Matte powder
    Yves Rocher Eyebrow Pencil
    Labello classic lipcare

    5 products I wish I had not bought :
    Yves Rocher Nutri-Silky conditionner
    Nars Orgasm nail polish
    ELF Zit Zapping concealer
    Sephora Sugar body scrub
    The Body Shop lip balms

    5 products I wish I had bought sooner :
    Benefit Creseless Creams
    Clarins Daily Energizer cream
    Lush Ocean Salt
    Essie nail polishes
    Nars Deep Throat blush
    Argan Oil ( that’s 6 😉 )

  10. Caroline

    Skin tone: Bare Minerals N20 Medium Beige (C30 Medium Tan in Ready) and very oily skin

    5 products I can’t live without:
    1) Bare Minerals eye primer in brightening pearl (gives a white base for great color payoff) – UDPP creases on me, this doesn’t. I am trying TFSI now and it’s not bad
    2) Bare Minerals original foundation
    3) Bare Minerals – any of their ready eye shadows – I like more than UD and Nars
    4) MAC Betty Blush in Cream Soda (lovely light peach shade, possibly similar to Nars Sex Appeal)
    5) Guerlain Maxi Lash

    5 products I wish I didn’t buy:
    1) UD Glinda palette – the colors look pretty in the pan but I can’t make a lot of good looks with the palette alone… Probably better for someone more fair
    2) Too Faced boudoir eyes – love a purple smokey eye, but the lighter colors have bad color pay off
    3) Nars Deep Throat – looks like a natural blush shade on me – the “embarrassment” kind! Comes off a little too pink-red on my skin
    4) Diorshow Blackout – nice mascara, but transferred onto the top of my eyelids (oily skin, sigh)
    5) Diorshow Iconic Overcurl – doesn’t give a lot of volume and thickness, maybe layer a volumizing one over it if you have small sparse lashes like me

    5 products I wish I bought sooner:
    1) Nars Madly – Lustre gets a lot of hype (a little too orange to me) but madly is the perfect neutral blush for a red lip! Has that 2-in-1 blush/bronzer look
    2) Clinique chubby sticks intense – I’m not a huge lipstick wearer yet, these feel great and are very pigmented
    3) The Balm blushes – soooo pigmented! Love down boy
    4) Clinique bottom lash mascara – $10… Love
    5) A sephora shader brush #18 – I have small hooded eyes… Lining my eyes with shadow instead of liner looks a lot less harsh and really opens up my eyes. A lot more natural looking as well

  11. Anneliis

    – 5 products I couldn’t live without: (1) Mac mineralize skinfinish natural (2) Maybelline one by one mascara, waterproof (3) moroccan oil (4) nars laguna bronzer (5) nars larger than life eyeliner pencil in “rue bonaparte” [the flesh toned one]
    – 5 products I wish I hadn’t bought: (1) Chanel mat lumiere foundation (2) any drugstore excuse for a bb cream (3) Urban Decay Naked 2 palette [I hardly ever use it] (4) Dior creme de rose lip balm, it’s just glorified vaseline (5) YSL rouge volupte lipstick
    – 5 products I wish I bought sooner: (1) clarins skincare products (2) covergirl stay fabulous outlast 3 in 1 foundation (3) tarte amazonian clay blushes (4) Mac omega eyeshadow for my brows (5) good quality brushes

  12. Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NW15

    5 Products You Couldn’t Live Withough
    1. Foundation (I LOVE Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and Neutrogena Healthy Skin.)
    2. Concealer (Bobbi Brown Corrector for under eyes, and MAC Studio Finish for blemishes and redness.)
    3. Clinique High Impact Mascara.
    4. Black Eyeliner Pencil (Milani Liquifeye is the BEST.)
    5. MAC Fix+

    5 Products You Wish You Hadn’t Bought
    1. Makeup Forever HD Foundation (It’s good, but not worth the money.)
    2. Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Variation (All but one shade totally lack pigment. Biggest waste of $60 ever.)
    3. Maybelline Color Tattoo (The purple one. Bleh.)
    4. Smashbox Jet Set(?) Cream Eyeliner (Already dry when I bought it.)
    5. Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

    5 Products You Wish You Had Bought Sooner
    1. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation (I didn’t buy it, I just got a sample. But I wish I would have got it instead of that quad or the Makeup Forever HD.)
    2. MAC Satin Taupe (Favorite eyeshadow of all time.)
    3. Inglot Freedom System Palette (BEST matte shadows!)
    4. NYX Cream Blushes (Amazing. Just bough a MAC one to see if it compares.)
    5. Yves Saint Laurent Lipsticks (Specifically the Rouge Volupte Shines.)

  13. Laura

    Skin tone: light, warm undertones NW25

    5 products I can’t live without:
    •Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation
    •Clarisonic Mia 2
    •Benefit Coralista blush
    •L’oreal Voluminous Mascara

    5 products I regret buying:
    •MAC wood winked (I can only use it when I blend it with a few other shadows. It’s too orange for my complexion)
    •Nars the Multiple in Orgasm (the color is great but I find I’m not a fan of the cream formula)
    •Rimmel stay matte foundation (purchased this is a darker share to contour, but it dries before I can even blend it)

    5 products I wish I bought sooner:
    •Clinique DDM gel (I LOVE this product, it is my HG moisturizer)
    •Beauty Blender
    •Philosophy purity cleanser
    •MAC studio fix concealer