Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Survey Says

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

  • Favorite brand of blush?
  • Favorite brand of foundation?
  • Favorite brand of face primer?

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135 thoughts on “Survey Says… September 28th, 2011

  1. Grace

    Favorite brand of blush?
    NARS!
    Favorite brand of foundation?
    Revlon (color stay!)
    Favorite brand of face primer?
    Cover Fx =)

  2. Monique

    Favorite brand of blush?
    La Femme
    Favorite brand of foundation?
    Laura Mericer
    Favorite brand of face primer? Dont have a fav

  3. Favorite brand of blush: La Femme blush! Once you go La Femme you will question every brands products and pricing for blush.

    Favorite brand of foundation? Still searching but FACE Atelier cosmetics is very High on the list.

    Favorite brand of face primer: Eve Pearl, Cover FX, and this generic dimethicone Primer sold by a lot of online stores.
    http://madminerals.org/item_741/Silky-Smooth-Silicone-Foundation-Primer.htm

  4. KT

    Blush: tie btwn. MAC & B. Brown
    Foundation: Laura Mercier
    Primer: none– my moisturizer & sunscreen combo ( Paula’s Choice) are great so I don’t need another product.

  5. Leslie

    Blush: Illamasqua! Their blushes are unique and complex and have this amazing subtle sweet smell.

    Foundation: I can’t pick only one. My favorite foundations come from different brands like MAC (Pro Longwear), Estee Lauder (DoubleWear Light), Mehron (Celebre Pro HD) and on and on.

    Face primer: I truly haven’t found an amazing face primer yet but I do like Hard Candy’s Sheer Envy. It’s only $6 and is basically the same as every other silicone primer out there.

  6. Nancy

    Favorite brand of blush? MAC
    Favorite brand of foundation? Prescriptives, Lancome
    Favorite brand of face primer? None

  7. Favorite brand of blush? NARS and MAC
    Favorite brand of foundation? MAC and Mary Kay
    Favorite brand of face primer? Bare Escentuals Prime Time

  8. Juicy

    Favorite brand of blush? M.A.C.

    Favorite brand of foundation? MUFE HD

    Favorite brand of skin primer? Smashbox

  9. abby

    Favorite brand of blush? NYX or ELF
    Favorite brand of foundation? Revlon
    Favorite brand of face primer? Hard Candy

  10. Daniela

    Favorite brand of blush? Urban Decay and MAC
    Favorite brand of foundation? Make up Forever
    Favorite brand of face primer? I’ve never used a primer in my life

  11. Favorite brand of blush? TARTE
    Favorite brand of foundation? MAKEUP FOREVER
    Favorite brand of face primer? I don’t use face primer….

  12. Favorite brand of blush?

    Sleek.

    Favorite brand of foundation?

    Illamasqua – Rich Liquid.

    Favorite brand of face primer?

    Illamasqua again! Love the Matt Primer.

  13. Favorite brand of blush: Tarte, I love the Amazonian Clay blushes!

    I don’t use the other 2 things though :)

  14. Fave Brand of Blush: NARS

    Fave Brand of Foundation: Hmm, maybe Revlon & NARS.

    Fave Brand of Face Primer: I don’t usually wear it, but I like using DHC Velvet Skin Coat on models.

  15. Mel

    Favourite brand of blush?

    Tough one. Probably between Illamasqua and Chanel (and Clinique)

    Favourite brand of foundation?

    Chanel all the way, with Illamasqua Skin Base foundation in a good 2nd place.

    Favourite brand of primer?

    Prob Illamasqua too. The matt primer is great

  16. Favorite brand of blush? Most def Nars Or La Femme

    Favorite brand of foundation? Face atelier hands down for liquid best liquid foundation ever, it eliminates the need for concealer and spot treating and color correcting, and looks so dewy and natural.

    For creams I like cinema secrets

    Favorite brand of face primer?
    I have never been a face primer fan, I just dont see the need. Moisturize alot .. 5 mins before makeup apply foundation.. set with powder..

    Thats what I do on all my clients

  17. Leah

    Blush: MAC
    Foundation: Revlon Colorstay
    Primer: Smashbox

  18. Ana

    Favorite brand of blush? MAC
    Favorite brand of foundation? Guerlain
    Favorite brand of face primer? None

  19. Veronica Urban

    Favorite brand of blush? Jemma Kidd
    Favorite brand of foundation? Higher end- NARS, Drug Store- Maybelline
    Favorite brand of face primer? Any of my face moisturizers (usually mixing aloe and sunscreen)

  20. Nicole

    Favorite brand of blush? I almost always reach for Milani Luminous
    Favorite brand of foundation? Clinque, currently (perfectly real)
    Favorite brand of face primer? MUFE

  21. Stefanie

    Favorite brand of blush?
    Tarte
    Favorite brand of foundation?
    Chanel
    Favorite brand of face primer?
    Benefit

  22. daphne

    Favorite brand of blush?
    shu uemura

    Favorite brand of foundation?
    giorgio armani

    Favorite brand of face primer?
    illamasqua :]

  23. Lauren

    Favorite brand of blush?
    Makeup Forever Creme Blush

    Favorite brand of foundation?
    NYX HD Studio

    Favorite brand of face primer?
    Smashbox

  24. Favorite brand of blush?
    NARS “deep throat”

    Favorite brand of foundation?
    NARS sheer glow “barcelona”

    Favorite brand of face primer?
    I have never used one… YET. I’m thinking of getting MAC prep+prime

  25. RosieG

    Favorite blush? MAC

    Favorite Foundation? Chanel, Giorgio Armani,Nars and Shiseido (sorry couldnt pick one)

    Favorite Primer? None! not one has worked for me, i use a garnier gel lotion (reminds me of a nars gel moisterizer)and that works well.

  26. John

    Favorite brand of blush? I don’t wear blush.

    Favorite brand of foundation? Taking into consideration powder, liquid, cream, tinted moisturizer or a hybrid of any of the four types of foundation, it would definitely be Laura Mercier but it’s only ahead of the rest by a small margin.

    Favorite brand of face primer? People really don’t need primers, despite what any SA will tell you.

  27. Mariella

    Favourite brand of blush: MAC
    Favourite brand of foundation: toss up between MAC and Clarins (for liquid foundation, that is)
    Favourite brand of primer: toss up between Benefit and Clarins

  28. KATHERINE

    Favorite brand of blush? Illamasqua

    Favorite brand of foundation? Estee lauder

    Favorite brand of Face Primer? None

  29. Schelli

    blush: Nars & Chanel
    foundation: Armani & Dior
    primer: smashbox

  30. Lauren Vickers

    Favorite Brand of Blush:

    NARS

    Favorite Brand of Foundation:

    MUFE

    Favorite brand of face primer:

    SMASHBOX

  31. luis

    Benefits
    Mac
    Smashbox

  32. Yazmin

    Blush : i wouldve said mac, but i absolutely love la femme! so pigmented

    Foundation: Estee lauder & mac

    Primer: I dont use primers much anymre

  33. Favorite brand of blush?
    Nars

    Favorite brand of foundation?
    Nars

    Favorite brand of face primer?
    Laura Mercier

  34. Annie

    Favorite brand of blush? Nars
    Favorite brand of foundation? Nars, Yves Saint Laurent
    Favorite brand of face primer? None, I have a silicone sensitivity

  35. Courtney

    Blush – NARS and MAC
    Foundation – NARS
    Primer – Guerlain Meteorites Primer <3

  36. Carrie Ann

    Favorite brand of blush? MAC. I love the Mineralize Blushes and MSFs!

    Favorite brand of foundation? Revlon. I only use Colorstay foundation.

    Favorite brand of face primer? I don’t really use primer on my face, just moisturizer.

  37. najada_naj

    Blush – Mac, foundation – Guerlain, face primer – Estee Lauder.

  38. Sarah

    Blush = TARTE Cheek Stains
    Foundation = Covergirl Nature luxe
    Primer = Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

  39. Ariana

    BLUSH: nars, & tarte & mac!
    FOUNDATION: nars, & Cover fx
    PRIMER: cover fx

  40. KELLY

    blush – Tarte
    foundation – Miracle Skin Transformer
    primer – Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch OR Benefit Porefessional

  41. Favorite brand of blush?
    None…^^ I never use blusher…
    Favorite brand of foundation?
    Gosh
    Favorite brand of face primer?
    Gosh

  42. RedHedd

    Blush: NARS
    Foundation: NARS
    Primer: UDPP

  43. Favorite brand of blush? Chanel the baked one
    Favorite brand of foundation? Estee Lauder Lucidity
    Favorite brand of face primer? dont use

  44. Rachel

    Favorite brand of blush? MAC or Nars
    Favorite brand of foundation? Laura Mercia, I also really like MAC studio sculpt.
    Favorite brand of face primer? Smash box.

  45. Tuna Lala

    Favorite brand of blush? – NARS, for the heavy pigment formula
    Favorite brand of foundation? – MAC Mineralize
    Favorite brand of face primer? – N/A

  46. Laurina

    Favorite brand of blush? Lorac, their blushes are not super shimmery, have great color payoff, and last all day on me :-)
    Favorite brand of foundation? I’ve fallen for Cargo’s Oil Free Liquid Foundation because its a good color match, lasts all day, gives natural medium coverage, and is easy to blend. So I’ll say Cargo.
    Favorite brand of face primer? Clarins

  47. Favorite brand of blush? NARS
    Favorite brand of foundation? NARS & Chanel
    Favorite brand of face primer? Haven’t found a favorite yet.

  48. Natalie

    Favorite brand of blush? MAC

    Favorite brand of foundation? NARS

    Favorite brand of face primer? MAC

  49. Tatiana

    blush is between Nars and Clinique.
    foundation I tend to grab Clinique,MUFE HD and Matte Velvet.
    Primer I have only used MUFE or I will use Orgins vita-zing if im in a rush.

  50. Lilly

    Favorite band of blush:
    MAC
    Favorite brand of foundation:
    Makeup for Ever (HD)
    Favorite brand of face primer:
    Makeup for Ever

  51. Liz

    Blush: I love Benefit’s Bella Bamba. It’s amazing. I tried Coralista and it didn’t work out. I wish they would make more blushes that will work for deeper skin tones.

    Foundation: I think Make Up For Ever HD is amazing, especially in photos.

    Primer: I use Make Up For Ever HD primer in 0

  52. Lee

    Favorite brand of blush? Benefit

    Favorite brand of foundation? Prescriptives, best range of shades ever

    Favorite brand of face primer? MAC

  53. Favorite brand of blush? Tarte or MAC
    Favorite brand of foundation? MAC Studio Fix Powder is pretty much all I wear!
    Favorite brand of primer? Smashbox Photo Finish is lovely

  54. Fav brand of blush: Illamasqua (both powder and cream)
    Fav brand of foundation: Meow in Pampered Puss
    Fav primers: don’t have one.

  55. Favorite brand of blush?
    My all time fav is MAC, second place would be NARS.
    Favorite brand of foundation?
    MAC and Maybelline
    Favorite brand of face primer?
    None

  56. Julie Marie

    Favorite brand of blush? MAC.
    Favorite brand of foundation? Chanel.
    Favorite brand of face primer? I don’t use any!

  57. Elizabeth

    Blush: MAC (Pinch O Peach)
    Foundation: Lancome (Teint Miracle) and MAC (MSF Natural)
    Primer: MAC

  58. wendy

    Favorite brand of blush? NARS
    Favorite brand of foundation? NARS and BURBERRY
    Favorite brand of face primer? NARS

  59. heidi

    Blush: nars
    Foundation: revlon
    Primer: smashbox

  60. Ana Krum

    Favorite brand of blush? NARS
    Favorite brand of foundation? I haven’t tried many, but I vote for Bourjois. Their 10h sleep effect foundation is the only one that doesn’t cake on me.
    Favorite brand of face primer? I don’t use any.

  61. julia

    Nars

    Revlon (colorstay)

    Urban Decay

  62. Jess

    Favorite Blush: Tarte
    Favorite Foundation: Bare Minerals Original
    Favorite primer: smashbox or bare minerals

  63. Breanna

    Blush- NARS. Specifically Deep Throat powder blush or Penny Lane cream blush
    Foundation- NARS again.. Sheer Glow. But I also like MUFE HD.
    Face Primer- I don’t really use it.. I’ve only tried two (Bare Essentials and Palladio) and don’t really care for face primer that much.

  64. Blush: NYC
    Foundation: MAC
    Face Primer: Too Faced

  65. Becca

    Blush? NARS and MAC
    foundation? don’t know….. I haven’t tried any high-end foundations
    primer? I’ve only used Pixi’s primer and the one from the body shop (matte it) so I’m not really qualifies to answer this….

  66. Lucie

    NARS blush, Dior foundation and Tarte primer!

  67. Michelle Brown

    Favorite brand of blush? NYX
    Favorite brand of foundation? Revlon Colorstay
    Favorite brand of face primer? Avon
    I haven’t tried very many options, but I’m happy with these for now. I like NYX’s cream and powder blushes, Revlon Colorstay has good coverage and a good match for me, and the Avon primer is like Smashbox’s primer but cheaper.

  68. Heatherann

    Favorite brand of blush? theBalm
    Favorite brand of foundation? Maybelline
    Favorite brand of face primer? Korres

  69. Valerie

    Blush : Colour selection MAC, Guerlain
    Foundation: Guerlain and Chanel
    Face primer: Guerlain Or (to be fair is the only one I tried)

  70. Jessica

    * Favorite brand of blush? Chanel! Great range of colors, natural looking flush
    * Favorite brand of foundation? It’s a tie between Smashbox and Bobbi Brown
    * Favorite brand of face primer? I break out when using any primer!

  71. KIRA

    blush: MAC
    foundation: CHANEL
    primer: none

  72. Lilastar

    Benefit
    Chanel
    Haven’t found one that I like, looking for suggestions ;)

  73. Philo

    Favorite brand of blush? None in particular
    Favorite brand of foundation? Shu Uemura Face Architect
    Favorite brand of face primer? Shu Uemura Under base & Bobbi Brown Vitamin enriched face base

  74. Miss Noodle

    Favorite brand of blush? Bobbi Brown
    Favorite brand of foundation? MAC
    Favorite brand of face primer? Benefit

  75. Amy

    Favourite brand of blush?
    MAC, though I only own like 4, LOL!

    Favourite brand of foundation?
    Currently MAC, though as soon as I can afford to I’m getting Benefit’s Hello Flawless – my skin seemed to really like it in an all-day test.

    Favourite brand of primer?
    Used to be English Ideas, now I’m using MAC, but I am not super-thrilled with either now. I liked a Benefit one in a test, but it’s out of my budget.

  76. Blush – MAC
    Foundation – Make Up For Ever
    Face Primer – MAC Prep and Prime

  77. Kevin

    blush- Nars
    foundation- Estee Lauder
    face primer- MAC Matte or Smashbox

  78. Glenda

    Favorite blush

  79. Favorite brand of blush? Benefit

    Favorite brand of foundation? RMK and Banilaco

    Favorite brand of face primer? Banilaco
    (Banilaco is Korean cosmetic brand. Their face primer is the world best one. You should try it)

  80. Ashley B.

    Favorite brand of blush? If you asked me a few months ago, I probably woulda said MAC. But, now with the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes, Tarte has taken MAC’s place.
    Favorite brand of foundation? I currently use NARS Sheer Glow, but MAC foundations have never done me wrong, so I’ll go with MAC.
    Favorite brand of face primer? MUFE HD (the clear one)

  81. sherry

    Mac Blushes! I use monistat anti chafing gel as my primer(learn from You tube) and I use Mac Studio Tech for foundation LOVE IT!!!!

  82. Jasmine

    Blush – Lorac
    Foundation – Lancome Tient Miracle
    Primer- don’t need with a good skincare regime

  83. Liang T

    Favorite brand of blush? MAC & Chanel
    Favorite brand of foundation? Chanel
    Favorite brand of face primer? Currently using MAC primer but I’m willing to try other brands

  84. Ayzee

    Favorite brand of blush?
    NYX and Milani. (Haven’t tried NARS yet ’cause I find it quite expensive)

    Favorite brand of foundation?
    Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet. (Really curious about Laura Mercier, though)

    Favorite brand of face primer?
    Philosophy(evening) Make Up For Ever(daytime) :)

  85. Melisse

    Favourite brand of blush – Shu Uemura Glow on blushers, NARS
    Favourite brand of foundation – Shu Uemura (particularly face architect smoothing fluid foundation and Nobara Stick foudation)
    Favourite brand of primer – Cle De Peau, Shu Uemura

    I love Japanese brands for base products. The colour matches are much more suitable for asian skin!

  86. *Favorite brand of blush? – NARS!

    *Favorite brand of foundation? – NARS so far, but I am dying to try the new MAC and one of the Chanel formulas.

    *Favorite brand of face primer? – Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Primer

  87. Heather

    Favorite brand of blush?
    Mac
    Favorite brand of foundation?
    Laura Mercier
    Favorite brand of face primer?
    don’t have one

  88. amanda

    Fave blush brand- MAC.
    Fave foundation brand- tie between MAC and MUFE [for the HD]. I will have to wait til i try more of MACs
    Fave foundation primer brand-Smashbox. Definitely =]

  89. Katie

    Favorite brand of blush? MAC
    Favorite brand of foundation? MUFE
    Favorite brand of face primer? Too Faced

  90. MJ

    Favorite brand of blush? I don’t have a favorite. I like MAC, NYX, NARS, Milani, Benefits…

    Favorite brand of foundation? Changes all the time. Love Chanel and Laura Mercier. NARS is an old fallback.

    Favorite brand of face primer? Stila. By far the One Step Color Correct works for me best. I will sometimes use Benefit POREfession when I am using a lot of silicone based products.

  91. lazeny

    Favorite brand of blush? Chanel Joues Contraste
    Favorite brand of foundation? I still love Shu Uemura but I recently been using Graftobian HD. It’s unbelievably amazing!
    Favorite brand of face primer? Kanebo Coffret D’or

  92. Favorite brand of blush?
    NARS and Shiseido

    Favorite brand of foundation?
    Chantecaille

    Favorite brand of face primer?
    Hourglass

  93. Mel

    Favorite brand of blush?
    MAC
    Favorite brand of foundation?
    Revlon
    Favorite brand of face primer?
    Benefit

  94. Mavel

    Favorite brand of blush – NARS (am in love with Lovejoy)
    Favorite brand of foundation – MUFE (HD all the way!)
    Favorite brand of face primer – Hourglass

  95. Sarah Minose

    Favorite brand of blush? Jill Stuart
    Favorite brand of foundation? Giorgio Armani
    Favorite brand of face primer? Shu Uemura

  96. berries

    Favorite Brand of Blush? NARS <3
    Favorite Brand of Foundation? I'm loving Diorskin Nude Liquid Foundation at the moment~
    Favorite Brand of Face Primer? I suppose this doesn't count as a 'primer' as such, but Le Blanc de Chanel. It's lovely. More like a makeup base, though IMO

  97. Ellika

    Favorite brand of blush? illamasqua
    Favorite brand of foundation? still seaching
    Favorite brand of face primer? smashbox

  98. Numera

    Favorite brand of blush?
    NARS
    Favorite brand of foundation?
    LANCOME
    Favorite brand of face primer?
    Smashbox / Cover FX

  99. Adelita

    Favorite brand of blush?
    » Tarte (Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush), La Femme & NARS.

    Favorite brand of foundation?
    » Shiseido (Sun Protection Liquid Foundation SPF 42 PA+++), Guerlain (Parure Extreme) & Lancôme (Teint Idole Ultra).

    Favorite brand of face primer?
    » Clinique (Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector), but now they replace it with something new and I don’t like it, so now my favorite are Smashbox (Photo Finish Targeted Pore & Line Primer) & Pure Luxe (Eraser). But whatever primer I use, I always put Milk of Magnesia beforehand.

  100. Irina

    BLUSH >> TheBalm
    FOUNDATION >> M.A.C
    PRIMER >> M.A.C