Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Survey Says

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  • What are your top 3 favorite brands?
  • What are your 3 least favorite brands?
  • What was the first brand you purchased from?

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83 thoughts on “Survey Says… September 23rd, 2009

  1. Ruth

    3 Favorite: Guerlain
    Nars
    Chanel

    3 Least favorite: Benefit
    Too Faced
    Smashbox

    First Brand Ever Purchased: Cover Girl

  2. Heather

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? Jurlique, Dr. Hauschka, and Yves Saint Laurent
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Covergirl, Sisley, and Neutrogena
    What was the first brand you purchased from? Probably Neutrogena.

  3. Stephanie

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? MAC, MUFE and urban decay
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? covergirl (irritates my eyes), i can’t think of 2 more
    What was the first brand you purchased from? clinique, first makeup someone gave me was probably maybelinne or covergirl

  4. mela

    favorites: urban decay!
    mac
    stila

    least favorite:
    clinique
    prescriptives
    estee lauder

  5. mela

    oh and first ever? i think it was a nude shadow trio from maybelline, and i inherited a lot of free clinique lipstick samples from my mom

  6. fiaspice

    Faves:
    L’Oreal
    Sephora
    Maybeline

    Least Faves
    NYC Colors
    Yves Rocher

    First Ever
    Yves Rocher eyeshadow

  7. Kristina

    Faves:
    NARS
    Chanel
    BB tied with Laura Mercier

    Least
    UD
    Benefit
    cover girl (it just seems so dated)

    First
    Lancome and Clinque

  8. Erica

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? MAC, MUFE and Benefit
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? UD, BOBBI BROWN,REVLON
    What was the first brand you purchased from? CLINIQUE

  9. Favourites: Mac, Nars, Illamasqua

    Least favourite: helena rubinstein, smashbox, givenchy

    First product I bought… that was a LancĂ´me brown mascara :-)

  10. Alexis

    TOP 3:
    NARS
    MAC
    Urban Decay

    Least Favorite:
    Clinique
    Smashbox
    Cover Girl

    First makeup purchase:
    Probably a 99cent black eyeliner from Wet ‘n Wild with my allowance money.

  11. makeuplover514

    Top 3:
    MAC
    Benefit
    Urban Decay

    Bottom 3:
    Clinique
    Smashbox
    L’oreal

    First product ever bought: *way back then* Bonne Bell Lipsmacker of course. First color product was a Revlon lipstick.

  12. happyhippo

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? Chantecaille, By Terry, Mac (for tools and eye shadows)
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? I hate clinique. Lancome is not appealing for me, and most chanel things were just ok.
    What was the first brand you purchased from? it was many many years ago, Borjouis

  13. Rebecca

    What are your top 3 favorite brands?
    - MAC, YSL and Shu Uemura/Nars/MUFE (three way tie)

    What are your 3 least favorite brands?
    - Used to love Smashbox back in the day before they went all ‘commercial’. Other than that don’t totally hate everything from a brand.

    What was the first brand you purchased from?
    - A Lip Smackers lipstick…

  14. TOP:
    M.A.C
    Nars
    Revlon

    BOTTOM:
    Clinique
    NYC
    Estee Lauder

    FIRST:
    Natural Collection

  15. Emm

    What are your top 3 favorite brands?
    MAC
    Stila
    Urban Decay

    What are your 3 least favorite brands?
    Covergirl
    NYC Colors
    Estee Lauder

    What was the first brand you purchased from?
    First brand I bought myself was Maybelline Great Lash..yuck

  16. TOP:
    GOSH
    Maybelline
    Urban Decay

    Bottom:
    Hm.. I don’t really know?

    First thing ever:..
    A gosh waterproof mascara :D

  17. badfish

    3 Favorite: Mac, Paula’s Choice (skin care), revlon (foundation)

    3 Least Favorite: NYX, clinique, benefit

    First Brand: covergirl

  18. Geormart

    top 3:
    MAC
    NARS
    NYX

    bottom 3:
    Neutrogena
    NYC
    Almay

    First product: probably either cover girl or maybelline

  19. NaNa

    Top:
    MAC
    Revlon
    Cargo/Benefit (Tie! ^^’)

    Bottom:
    Neutrogena
    Covergirl
    Smashbox

    First Brand: Oh man- it was this really crappy, frosty, pinky mess of a lipstick from Cover Girl I bought it for a special occasion. My mom snatched it up and out of my hands when she saw me wear it and gave me a bunch of her Clinique GWP lipsticks instead. Good times…

  20. jess

    Top 3: MAC, MUFE, Urban Decay
    Bottom 3: I don’t really know, but I’m usually disappointed with Clinique.
    First Product: Covergirl Pressed Powder. First high end was MAC fluidliner in Black.

  21. Lily

    MAC
    REVLON
    NYX

    Any “luxury brand”
    YSL
    CHANEL
    DIOR
    paying 30 bucks for a lipstick and 60 bucks for eyeshadow palettes is something i’d never do (i know theyre are tons of fans here, just my opinion)

    my first was probably a maybelline lipgloss

  22. Christy

    Top 3: Chanel, MAC, Revlon (3 Colorstay!)
    Bottom 3: Cover Girl, NYC, Yves Rocher
    First Brand: Bonne Bell lipsmackers, yummy and cheap!

  23. Tattoo Girl

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? MAC, MUFE, NARS
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Smashbox is the only one I can think of right now.
    What was the first brand you purchased from? probably cover girl.. way been about 16 years ago.

  24. Bridgette

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? MAC, YSL, Chanel
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Covergirl, Clinique, Maybelline
    What was the first brand you purchased from? Covergirl

  25. Fav 3: MAC, Urban Decay, Loreal

    Least fav 3: Lush and generally products that are full of natural ingredients (ie. extracts) tend to break me out. Korres is actually one of them even though its your favorite Temptalia!

    First brand I purchased from: Clinique

  26. Christina

    What are your top 3 favorite brands?
    1. MAC
    2. Urban Decay
    3. Dior

    What are your 3 least favorite brands?
    1. DuWop – Their lip venom does nothing for me except giving my lips a disgusting burning sensation.
    2. Benefit Cosmetics – Cute names and cute packaging, but the products rarely lives up to its claims. I have yet to try their lipsticks and eye shadows, so maybe I will give it another go after hearing great reviews from this site.
    3. ?

    What was the first brand you purchased from?
    Hard Candy

  27. What are your top 3 favorite brands?
    - MAC
    - MUFE
    - Chanel
    What are your 3 least favorite brands?
    - Covergirl
    - Clinique
    - Maybelline
    What was the first brand you purchased from?
    Revlon! Eyeliner~ :D

  28. Lo

    Top 3: MAC, Urban Decay, B Never Too Busy to be Beautiful

    Bottom 3: Max Factor, Loreal, Clinique

    Barry M Dazzle Dusts in Chocolate and Tan, I still really love the Dazzle Dusts, theyve just bought out the most gorgeous colour called Petrol, I think. Its black with electric blue and bright purple reflects in it, absolutely divine!

  29. virion_butterfly

    3 Favourite Brands:
    1)NARS
    2)MAC
    3)Lise Watier
    3 Least Favourite Brands:
    1)Benefit (LOVE the packaging but POOR QUALITY FOR PRICE!)
    2)Covergirl
    3)Guerlain (TOO EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT IT IS!)
    First brand: Good old maybelline great lash mascara
    First high end: Urban decay eyeshadow in oil slick…..like ten years ago.

  30. Anitacska

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? Guerlain, Dior, Mac (+Urban Decay)
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Maybelline, Rimmel, LOreal
    What was the first brand you purchased from? I cant remember, probably some cheap drugstore crap.

  31. Nicole13

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? MAC, MUFE and Urban Decay
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Estee Lauder, Benefit and Clinique
    What was the first brand you purchased from? MAC and it was Studio Fix powder

  32. Hanna

    3 Favorite Brands:
    MAC
    YSL
    Benefit

    3 Least Favorite Brands:
    NYC
    Neutrogena
    LUSH

    First Brand;
    GOSH or Rimmel back in the early 90s

  33. shontay

    Faves
    1. Makeup Forever
    2. Mac
    3. Nars

    Least Faves
    1. CoverGirl
    2. Clinique
    3. Smashbox

    First to buy from
    Mac

  34. Beck

    3 Favorites:
    For higher-end stuff: Lancome, MAC, Bobbi Brown
    For drugstore brands: Maybelline (for mascara alone), LOreal, Neutrogena

    3 Least Favorites:
    I dont actively dislike any particular brand but I always find myself disappointed in stuff from Clinique, Smashbox, and Stila.

    First Brand:
    That I actually purchased? Jane lip products and Cover Girl powder. That I got handed down? Estee Lauder and Lancome GWP goodies :)

  35. Haley

    What are your top 3 favorite brands?
    Mac
    Urban Decay
    Bare Escentuals

    What are your 3 least favorite brands?
    Lush. Way too over priced for the amount you get!
    Sephora brand. No color pay off in the eye shadows. =/ disappointment.
    ? not sure.

    What was the first brand you purchased from?
    Probably maybelline or the likes of that. I can’t remember that far back! =]

  36. Sass

    best…
    MAC
    NARS
    Maybelline

    least…love the jumbo eye pencils though
    NYX
    NYX
    NYX

    first…
    Club A from the Home Shopping Network. Ha!

  37. purple

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? MAC, MUFE, Urban Decay
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Estee Lauder, Sephora, and NYC
    What was the first brand you purchased from? Cover Girl

  38. My top 3 fav: La Prairie, Lancome, Clinique
    Last 3: Sephora, Chanel (I just had a bad experience today) and Rimmel
    I cant remember…it was many years ago

  39. Darrien

    Top 3:
    MAC
    NARS
    Chanel

    Least Favourite:
    I dont really hate any brand but i have seem to have a couple bad experiences with Clinque.

    First Bought:
    Covergirl powder..I think

  40. My 3 favs
    Meow Cosmetics, Aromaleigh Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics
    (though I also love Fyrinnae Cosmetics, Urban Decay, Spell Cosmetics, Glamour Doll Eyes, Dreamworld Minerals, Beautiful Girl Minerals, Benefit… I’m not good at picking just 3!!!)

    My 3 least favs
    Everyday Minerals, Orglamix Cosmetics, Clinique

    My first brand was MAC
    And I only wore MAC for about 10 years.

  41. Valerie

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? Guerlain, Dior, Lancome
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Covergirl, bioderma (they dont have a makeup line but I had a bad reaction to one of their treatment cream took me weeks before my skin went back to normal) clarins (I just dont get it!)
    What was the first brand you purchased from? Covergirl and Maybelline (still in my top 5)

  42. Kajsa

    Love: MAC, Urban Decay, NYX.
    Hate: Don’t really have one.

    It was an unbranded palette, with kids make-up. Contained some eyeshadows, blush, a mascara and lipsticks in kind of a pen.
    I was in 1st or 2nd grade, I remember my teacher asked if I was wearing mascara :D
    It had a funny smell, but I loved it! I can smell it if I close my eyes <3

  43. KatieKarousel

    Top Fave:
    1. Urban Decay
    2. MAC
    3. NYX

    Least Fave:
    1. Maybelline
    2. NYC
    3. HIP by Loreal

    First Purchace:
    My first trip to Ulta.. Probably Urban Decay or Bareminerals Foundation.

  44. scarlettholly

    Favs: MAC, Nars, then either Urban Decay, Stila or Bobbi Brown
    Least fav: Benefit are disappointing, don’t like YSL, or Clarins.
    First product? I bought a lot of body shop make up when I was like 12. And I remember the first make up “look” was black eyeliner, vaseline and rimmel’s “black cherries” – I’m a brit and Rimmel is a right of passage in the uk!

  45. amy

    Top 3: MAC, Benefit, Clinque
    Bottom 3: Cover Girl, Neutrogena, Revlon
    First brand I purchased from: unofficially Cover Girl I think it was the Toast of Town lipstick. Officially it is this bright pink lipstick from Mattel Barbie.

  46. claudia

    Top 3 ? MAC, UD, YSL
    Least Fave 3 ? L’oreal, Covergirl, Lancome
    First brand ? i’m not sure, probably Max Factor or Helena Rubenstein

  47. aradhana

    top: mac, nars, laura mercier
    bottom: rimmel, max factor, clinique
    first product: cover girl pencil eye liner in ebony black.

  48. Elysia

    TOP 3 ……. MAC,LOREAL,CLINIQUE
    BOTTOM 3 …….. MAYBELLINE,NYC,RANDOM OFF BRAND
    FIRST…. AVAON FROM MY MOM LOL

  49. victoria

    top:
    MAC, YSL, NARS, Dior
    least fav:
    benefit, smashbox, givenchy

  50. Top 3: NARS, Chanel, Shu Uemura
    Bottom 3: Estee Lauder, Clinique, BeneFit
    First: Max Factor

  51. Cherokee

    Favs:

    NARS
    MAC
    Jesses Girl (star dust) tied w/ Chanel Lipstick

    Not So Much:

    Prescrpitives (eye shadow)
    NYX (trio eyeshadow) I like the single eyeshadow (weird)
    Maybelline

    First:

    Either Clinique or Revlon

  52. Kaylabella

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? Urban Decay, MAC, and Maybelline
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Only Too Faced at the moment, I havent really tried too many though.
    What was the first brand you purchased from? Wet n Wild!

  53. Lynda

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? Make up Forever, MAC, NYX
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Cover Girl, Rimmel, Neutrogena
    What was the first brand you purchased from? MAC

  54. Katherine

    Top 3: Clinique (their foundation and powder never makes me break out and doesnt smell weird; their eyeshadows also have a beautiful subtle glow on top of the MAC Beige-ing shadestick), MAC (shadesticks, brushes), Benefit (their lipsticks are perfect)
    Bottom 3: Bobbi Brown (way overpriced for the resulting product), Givenchy (hardly any pigment in their shadows), Chanel (their foundation smells like housepaint and made me break out like crazy)
    First: Clinique foundation! :D

  55. Andrea

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? MAC, YSL, and Urban Decay
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Not sure, but I guess the brands that dissapoint me most often are Benefit, Sephora and Cargo.
    What was the first brand you purchased from? Either Cover Girl or Maybelline. Cant remember :)

  56. Angela

    What are your top 3 favorite brands?
    MAC
    Clinique
    Neutrogena

    What are your 3 least favorite brands?
    Maybelline, sephora brand products, Bath Body Works

    What was the first brand you purchased from?
    Covergirl

  57. lunatwinkle

    * What are your top 3 favorite brands?
    * What are your 3 least favorite brands?
    * What was the first brand you purchased from?

    Top 3 Fav: Revlon, MAC, Lancome
    Least 3 Fav: Clinique, Cover Girl, Neutrogena
    First Brand: Cover Girl

  58. Constance

    Top 3 Favs: Aromaleigh, MAC, BE

  59. kim

    What are your top 3 favorite brands?
    - MAC
    - MUFE
    - FRESH

    What are your 3 least favorite brands?
    - Estee Lauder
    - Bare Escentuals
    - Clinique

    What was the first brand you purchased from?
    - Wet n Wild Lipstick..It was this dark purple that passed for a pink.. I have no idea what I was thinking.

  60. Amy

    What are your top 3 favorite brands?
    MAC, Stila, NARS
    What are your 3 least favorite brands?
    Most drugstore brands, but that’s probably because I can’t try colors before I buy!
    What was the first brand you purchased from?
    Clinique. Vivid memory of a birthday outing with my aunt, she bought me two eyeshadow duos and then we went to the drugstore to get Maybelline Great Lash (which I promptly hated) and she showed me how to do a simple eye look with both. It was one of my favorite birthdays.

  61. Venessa

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? MAC, Benefit, & Urban Decay
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Maybelline.. haven’t tried enough brands (and products)
    What was the first brand you purchased from? Covergirl

  62. MichelleB.

    Top 3: MAC, Urban Decay (liners), Nars
    Bottom 3: Cover Girl, Maybelline, Almay
    First brand: Cover girl eyeshadow

  63. lkvy

    Top: MAC, NARS, and Lancome.

    Bottom: Revlon, Annabelle, and Sue Devitt (even though I’ve only tried one product from that line– it was pure crap and cost way, way too much)

    First purchase: shitty bronzer from the Body Shop.

  64. Christina

    3 favorite brands:
    MAC
    NARS
    Lancome

    3 least favorite:
    Maybelline
    Mary Kay
    Benefit

    first brand:
    probably Cover Girl

  65. tea

    top 3 fav: Urban Decay, MAC, NYX

    bottom 3: Cover Girl, Maybelline, Too Faced

    first purchase: I don’t remember jordana maybe but real HE purchase was UD

  66. CeeBee

    * What are your top 3 favorite brands?
    Dior
    Chanel
    Stila

    * What are your 3 least favorite brands?
    Clarins
    Lancome (apart from Juicy Tubes!)
    Elizabeth Arden

    * What was the first brand you purchased from?
    Probably a Maybelline Coverstick – the first *real* makeup was a Dior eye quint in Mystic Jade. I still have it and still love it! :-)

  67. favorites:mac,makeup forever,and too faced
    least favorite:loreal,revlon and maybelline
    fist purchased:jane

  68. Jade

    Top 3 favourite brands: Revlon, Paul & Joe, Shiseido

    Least 3 favourite brands: Benefit, Anna Sui, Biotherm

    First brand purchased from: Wet n Wild

  69. Nicci

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? Natura Bisse, Chanel, La Prairie
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Revlon, Cover Girl, MAC
    What was the first brand you purchased from? Neutrogena

  70. chloe

    fave:
    mac
    inglot
    mufe and napoleon perdis (maybelline only for mascara!)

    dislikes:
    clinique
    revlon
    covergirl

    first ever product: covergirl pressed powder… it smells rank

  71. inuchan

    Top: Dior, Chanel, Maybelline
    Least fav: LOreal
    First brand I purchased from: Maybelline, when I was a teenager

  72. Marcy

    Top:
    MAC
    Chanel (lip stuff)
    Revlon (good prices)

    Bottom:
    Maybelline (I have been disappointed every time)
    Dior (personal thing, a bit odd I know)
    ?

    First item:
    Not sure, but my suspicion is a lip smacker.

  73. Val

    Top: MAC. NARS. Giorgio Armani/ Jill Stuart/Kanebo/Kose ( 4 way tie)
    Bottom: Covergirl, Sephora brand stuff and lip smackers.
    First: Dior lipgloss ( highend )
    cant remember ( low end )

  74. anney

    TOP: lunasol(a japanese brand from Kanebo)
    laura mercier
    revlon
    BOTTOM:don’t really have one
    FIRST GOT: covergirl

  75. Daphnee

    Top: MAC, Lancome/Prescriptives (mascaras), UD (would be ok if their shadows weren’t so frosty).

    Bottom: Clinique, HIP (some of their products) can’t think of a third.

    I haven’t tried that many brands because I tend to stick with MAC.

    First purchase: Those green lipsticks that turned red when worn and they never rubbed off. The color would last for days. They still sell them at some beauty suppy stores.lol

  76. 3 favorites: MAC, GOSH, Urban Decay(even though I don’t own a lot of it)
    3 least favorites: I really don’t know :o
    First brands I purchased from: Not sure, but the first item that I actually used was probably from GOSH.

  77. MissDeeCanada

    What are your top 3 favorite brands? MAC, NYX, Clinique
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? L’OREAL, COVERGIRL, MAYBELLINE
    What was the first brand you purchased from? Geeze, can’t remember. Probably whatever was at the store lol…

  78. Brianna

    3 favorite brands? NARS, Mac, Benefit
    What are your 3 least favorite brands? Maybeline,Covergirl,Guerlain(OVER PRICED)
    What was the first brand you purchased from? Cover Girl

  79. Carrie

    Top 3:
    MAC
    Chanel
    Stila, maybe…I wear mainly MAC

    Least:
    Maybelline
    Max Factor (Great powder, but I had a lipgloss turn on me 3 months after buying it)
    Cover Girl

  80. Miss_M

    What are your top 3 favorite brands?
    MAC, Bourjois, Bobbi Brown

    What are your 3 least favorite brands?
    Lancome, Max Factor, Revlon

    What was the first brand you purchased from?
    Bourjois

  81. Katie

    What are your top 3 favorite brands?
    Urban Decay, NYX and Too Faced
    What are your 3 least favorite brands?
    Covergirl, NYC New York Color and idk what else
    What was the first brand you purchased from?
    Max Factor or HIP L’Oreal. I can’t remember

  82. Giannina

    Top: MAC, Everyday Minerals & Estee Lauder
    Bottom: Avon, Clinique, Maybelline
    First: Jordana