Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

What are your HOLY GRAIL products? Tell us about your hair/eye color and skintone — that way others with similar coloring can discover new HGs!

Temptalia's Answer.

I’m warm-toned, medium in color with hazel eyes and brown-black hair. Some HGs for me are Dior SkinShimmers (all shades), MAC Mari-Sheeno and Sweetie lipsticks, Chanel Dragon and Santal Rouge Allure Laques, and MAC Margin blush.


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73 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What are your HOLY GRAIL products?

  1. Chinese, medium warm-toned (Santa Fe in NARS sheer glow), black hair, brown eyes.

    Reds: Versace V2081-L, NARS Transeurope Express, Guerlain KissKiss Sexy Tango, Chanel Hydrabase Shanghai Red.

    Neutrals: Chanel Hydrabase Ingenue, NARS Pigalle, Shu Uemura BG 950 S.

    Eyeshadow: NARS All About Eve! Guerlain Bronze Dore Eyeshadow Quad.

  2. Almost black.

    I’m cool-toned, (light) medium with green eyes and red hair.

    Here are my HG products:

    loose foundation – Meow Cosmetics Pampered Puss Frisky Chausie Foundation
    liquid foundation – Chanel Mat Lumiere
    face powder – Avene Couvrance Poudre mosaïque translucide transparent
    foundation primer – Shiseido Smoothing Veil
    gel liners – Morgana minerals / Coastal Scents
    nail polish – OPI Malaga Wine & Color Club Fast Woman
    eyes – MAC and mineral pigments (Fyrinnae, Meow, TMM, Pure Luxe), MAC MES
    blush/all over products – MAC Blooming and Petticoat MSF, essence best friends

    These are definitely my HGs and don’t think I’ll change them so soon. :) Other products like mascara and l/g and l/s I change really often and don’t have any favorites. :)

    • Redhead

      Me too! But I have blue eyes and a good amount of pink in my porcelain skin. :)

      Hugs (that’s what I call HGs):


      Clean and Clear Advantage spot treatment, Neutrogena exfoliating cleanser in the orange and white tube (I forget the name), Garnier Nutritioniste moisturizer in the green jar, white lid.


      Tresseme Perfect Curls lotion-creme (black skinny bottle, green pump), Tresseme All Day Hold Curls mousse.


      Eyes: MAC Shadow, HIP Paint as a base, Maybelline Full ‘n’ Soft mascara, L’Oreal Infallible eyeliner, L’Oreal Wear Infinite eyeshadows.

      Face/Cheeks: None! I don’t wear much blush or foundation; I have good skin and rosy cheeks already. :)

      Lips: MAC Lipstick, B&B Works Liplicious gloss, Burt’s Bees chapsticks.

      Enjoy! :)

  3. Melissa

    I’ve got fair neutral skin. Blue/green eyes and brown (sometimes red) hair.

    My HGs: By Terry Light-Expert Foundation (apricot), By Terry Colour Skin Enhancers, Kevyn Aucoin blushes (soft pink & apricot), NARS blushes (esp. Lovejoy & Orgasm), NARS Chihuahua lipgloss, La Prairie Lipstick in Grenadine, Stila Natalie lipstick.

    LE HGs MAC Rubia lipstick and ostentatious fluidline. Desperately looking for dupes. :(

  4. Chiara

    I’m an NW15, i have raven coloured hair (so, very very dark brown) and light blue eyes. I love using MAC powerpoint in Permaplum to make my eyes pop. Must be something about it, since i always get compliments when wearing it :) I love using a little flush of MAC Tippy Blush on the cheeks, to add some colour to my pale complexion. And Dior Addict in Beige Dessous is my HG nude lipstick, topped with TLC in Fuschia Fix to get that sexy, rosy pout.

    • Leah

      I’m cool toned fair skinned. I have dark blond hair and olive green eyes.

      Skincare: Aquaphor ointment!!!! That stuff conditions my eyelids, lashes, and lips so well. I love my Neutrogena Healthy Defense Moisturizer

      Foundation: Laura Mericer Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer is amazing

      Eyes: Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten, MAC eye kohl in Tarnish

      Cheeks: Nars Oasis blush

      Lips: L’Oreal Lipstick in Pink Lady, Aquaphor as a night treatment. Burt’s Bee’s lip shimmers, C.O Bigelow tinted lip balm and Rose Salve.

  5. I’ve got fair skin and hazel-green eyes. I could wear any makeup but I wear contact lenses and it’s pretty difficult to find the right product. I’d rather use a great nail polish, put some blush and some mascara :)
    My fav products: OPI nail polish in any dark shade, Cargo SupersEyes Mascara and Benefit Blush

  6. putrikardinal

    I’m tanned(asian, mac face and body foundation C4, studio fix nc43), black hair, black eyes.
    I couldn’t, really COULDN’T live without my mac studio finish concealors in nc30 and nw30 (I mix the two together,lol)
    Any lip balm!!(mac skin salve at the moment), fashin mews(or myth), blacktrack fluidline, smoky lash and bare mineral’s faux tan!!! 😀

    • Silvia

      I’m the same color type and also love snob lipstick. and orpheus Khol from mac. When wearing foundation for work or event I also need the primer form mac. and blotting papers from Johnson

  7. montrese

    I’m medium-brown skinned with brown eyes & jet black hair. My HG’s are HIP eyeliner (the 1 that comes in the pot) in black & MAC dazzleglass in Baby Sparks.

  8. Miss_M

    The HG products I always fall back on;

    * Maybelline – Define-A-Lash
    * L’Oreal Blush Delice – Old Rose
    * The Body Shop – e/s in #29 Pink
    * Clinique Buttershine – Baby Baby
    * MAC – Creme Cup lipstick
    * MAC – Viva Glam V lipglass

  9. Alexandria

    I’m a NC50, with dark brown eyes, and black hair. Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black is my HG mascara. My HG eyeshadow is Urban Decay’s Honey. It is the perfect gold, because it doesn’t look ashy against my skin tone. Another gold I love is Mac’s Melon pigment. My HG red lipstick is Mac’s Ruby Woo. Any red with a strong blue undertone always looks great on me. My HG blush is Nars Exhibit A. I wear it when I wear Ruby Woo. I know there are supposed to be rules about wearing red blush with red lipstick, but if you blend out Exhibit when wearing Ruby Woo, they don’t clash at all. I still don’t have an HG lipgloss/lipglass, so I can’t wait to see what everyone else writes. Also, at the moment I don’t wear neutral lipsticks or lipglosses, because they always look ashy on me. I guess I have to keep searching.

  10. Anitacska

    I have no idea about my skintone, but I’m fair to medium skinned, with dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. My HG products are Mac MSFN in Medium, Guerlain Le 2 mascara in black, Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero and Mac brow set in Show Off. I don’t really have a HG blush, eyeshadows or lipsticks/lipglosses as I have many and like varying them, but I guess Stereo Rose MSF as blush and Pleasureflush MSF as highlighter are pretty hard to beat, and I really like Avon’s 24K Gold lipstick in Natural Gold which is a gorgeous nude pink shade.

  11. Tattoo Girl

    I am a neutral, light-medium, with green eyes and whatever the hair color of the week is. This week it’s blond and red! My HG products are Gentle Mineralize Blush, Feline eye kohl, CG Lash Blast mascara, and any shade of tinted lip conditioner!!

  12. RCMA Foundation
    Cinema Secrets Concealer Palette
    Stila Kajal eyeliner in Onyx
    MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
    MAC Brave New Bronze Lipstick

  13. Jen

    NW25, Asian, deep brown hair and dark brown/black eyes. my HGs are Dior’s Coral Riviera blush, Benefit’s Big Beautiful Eyes Palette, Canmake Cover & Stretch Concealer UV in shade #2 (covers dark circles reaaaally well and is a japanese drugstore product)

  14. I can’t live without:
    Too Face Shadow Insurance
    Blushes: MAC On a Mission, X-Rocks and NARS Crazed
    MSF: Porcelain Pink or Cheeky Bronze
    Lips and Eyes: I love pretty much anything MAC, NARS or Dior
    Mascara: Shisedo primer and Maybelline define a lash

  15. Tina

    Eyes: DiorShow mascara, Circa Plum pigment
    Primer Potion!!
    Cheeks: Elizabeth Arden blush is Star
    MSF: Petticoat
    Highlighter: Bobbi brown shimmer bricks
    Lips: Fresh Sugar lip treatment for night and Syrup lipstick for day

  16. Melissa

    My #1 HG item: Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector. It’s just $17.50. It leaves my skin with a matte finish but, my natural skintone. I use a very small amount for my forehead and chin. It’s silky and lightweight and, most importantly, can survive disgustingly hot and humid NJ shore summers. Doesn’t even need a powder over it.
    Mascara (tied): Diorshow Iconic Mascara, Covergirl Lash Blast
    Lipstick: MAC Craving
    Blush: Smashbox Blushing Rose
    Bronzer: MAC Blunt (I use it more for contouring)
    Liner: MAC Fluidline Blacktrack
    Shadow: I use mostly MAC shadowws but, if I’m in a rush – Smashbox Waterproof Shadowliners. I have a range of colors. I can use them as a base to powder shadows or use them my themselves for opaque coverage.

    The one tool that I’ve pushed on all my friends and my mom: the throw-away mascara wand from Sephora. In a rush, I can use these wands instead of an eyelash curler (apply mascara, wait a few seconds, then gently push up on the lashes with the throwaway wand) and can seperate lashes jammed together when I screw up my mascara. I ALWAYS make sure I have a wand with me when I go away.

  17. I’m medium neutral toned (about an NW25/30), with dark cherry hair (dyed) and honey brown eyes. Some of my HG’s are
    – MUFE HD foundation in 118
    – Nars Deep Throat blush
    – MAC Blankety lipstick
    – MAC Painterly p/p
    – MAC Ruby Woo lipstick
    – Lancome Hypnose mascara

  18. Nadine

    I’m an NW-20 with dark bown hair and green-blue-grey eyes.

    I discovered Skinfinishes earlier this year, and OMG I’m in love. I use medium-light, but if I get it again, I’ll probably get medium. Also, I love using ANY purples on my eyes, it makes them look so green!

  19. alicia

    Medium-light, golden olive. Dark eyes, dark hair. I’ve been told I’m neutral-cool and neutral-warm. So I say neutral.


    Dior High Shine Sheer lipsticks
    MUFE Fascinating lipgloss #9, #15
    Shu Uemura blushes in the “amber” range
    Awake Stardon e/s in Jasmine for browbone (discontinued last month I think)
    Shiseido Rosewood lip liner
    Shiseido Perfect Rouge l/s PK 303
    Nars Babydoll lip lacquer

  20. Angela

    I’m NC 43-45 with Brown eyes, light brown hair.
    My HG’s are as follows:

    Covergirl: Exach Lash (nothing curls like this mascara)
    MAC Lip moisturizing treatment ( I use the Soothing Beige color)
    MAC Buzz Lip gloss (too bad it was LE)
    Clinique 7 day rinse facial exfoliator
    OPI sweetheart nail polish, and Catherine the Grape
    Target and/or walmart brand facial makeup remover wipes (cheap and effective)
    MAC Bronze and Tempting es
    MAC lip liner in Mahogany

  21. daphne

    You know, dang it, I still don’t think I have any HG products. I’ve only been really into makeup for about 9 months, so I am still figuring things out, and my preferences change all the time! That said, a few items are getting more consistent.

    I’m light-med warm-toned (NC25, 118 in MUFE HD) with not-too-dark brown eyes, black-brown hair, and straight-up black brows and lashes. These days, my dream products are
    MAC Golden Nectar Highlight powder (bronzer/contour)
    MAC Springsheen blush
    MAC lipsticks in Brave New Bronze and Spiceflower
    Urban Decay 24/7 liners in bright colors
    CoverGirl LashBlast Length mascara
    Stila Smudgepot in Cobalt
    MAC Painterly paint pot
    MAC Brun shadow (for brows)

    Still trying to find my HG concealer most desperately. I mostly use Studio Finish right now but it’s not quite perfect, too dry, not long-lasting. I have wrinkles/fine lines under my eyes (I’m only 23! UGH) and very dark pigmentation (not from puffiness or lack of sleep) due to my Middle Eastern genes. Also playing around with foundations a lot lately but still not sure it’s something I want to use a lot…

  22. Jessica

    Very fair, neutral skin; blue-green eyes; honey blonde hair

    Nars Blush in Deep Throat
    Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Pink Beige
    Prestige My Biggest Lashes Mascara in Black
    MAC Prep+Prime SPF 50
    L’Oreal HIP Shadow Duo in Sassy (taupe shade only)

  23. tremorviolet

    I’m a redhead with blue eyes and very fair, warm toned skin. It’s tough to find products that are light enough to look natural and go well with red hair. A lot of browns can look too ashy and harsh.

    Holy grails:

    Prescriptives Virtual Skin :(
    MAC Fluidline in Rich Ground
    Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara in Auburn
    MAC Auburn Brow Shader
    MUFE Contour/Highlighter duo in the lightest shade
    MAC Shroom for a go-to highlighter
    OPI La Pazitively Hot nailpolish, the perfect hot pink

    Other than those, I mix it up, mostly using MAC although I have some NARS and Benefit blushes I like a lot.

  24. Julia

    I’m MUFE HD 115 (around NW15-20), medium brown hair, brown eyes

    MUFE foundation
    MAC Most Popular lipstick (hello kitty)
    MAC Shore Leave eyeshadow (Naughty Nauticals)
    Benefit High Beam
    Tarte Cheek Stain in Flush and True Love
    My new love: MUFE Cake Liner (only at MUFE stores, not Sephora)

  25. I’m NC40, so medium olive toned and dark brown hair with cool blonde highlights. Naturally my hair is black, but my cousin loves top lay with my hair, so it gets blonder in summer, then darker in winter.

    My HG’s:
    MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation, NC40
    MAC Kohl Power Eye Liner, Feline
    MAC Fluidline, Blacktrack
    MAC Mineralize Blush, Warm Soul
    MAC Eyeshadows in Blanc Type, Soft Brown, Satin Taupe and Signed, Sealed.

  26. aramis

    im nc 40 with honey brown eyes

    i dont really have hgs but my go to for cheeks is amehron cream base with fun and games bp
    for lips it would be brave new bronze lipstick w/ goldyrocks dazzleglass over it.

  27. happybadfish

    I’m a pale skinned redhead with blue eyes. My HG is MAC Buff blush, black track fluidline, Satin Taupe es and Shroom es.

  28. les

    estee lauder double wear
    benefit erase paste
    nars laguna
    mac well dresses
    bobbi brown shimmer brick rose
    mac hue

  29. Becky

    I’m fair with light blonde hair and blue eyes. My HG products are:

    – Clinique Even Better Foundation In Alabaster
    – Boots Natural Collection Blusher In Pink Cloud
    – Rimmel Soft Kajal Kohl Eyeliner In Jet Black
    – Benefit BadGal Lash Mascara
    – Boots Natural Collection Lipstick In Apple Blossom
    – NYC Kiss Gloss (Unsure Of Colour; The Light Pink One)

  30. Kerry

    I have very fair, cool toned skin, grey/blue eyes and (at the moment) ash blonde hair.
    My HG products are:
    MAC skinfinish naturals in light
    MAC powder blush in ‘the perfect cheek’
    Benefit powderflage
    I’m yet to find a HG lip colour, but most peachy corals suit me.

  31. I’m NC25 with dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. I still haven’t found anything that’s really HG can’t live without, but the products that I really enjoy using are –

    Foundation: Makeup Forever Mat Velvet+
    Concealer: MUFE Lift Concealer
    Blush: MAC Dollymix or Pinch o’ Peach
    Bronzer: Stila Matte Bronzer

  32. Lorraine

    I’ve been told nc40 but paler in winter. My faves include:
    shu uemura face architect smoothing fluid foundation in 345 it was first used on my wedding and makes my face flawless without primers or concealers!! they have a great colour range so u get ur match bang on especially great when ur a little bit of both pink and yellow toned.
    nyx thalia with underage lipgloss on top makes for a perfect neutral pink for my very dark lips.
    mac spaced out so far for blush
    udpp of course
    hg for perfume is bvlgari omnia crystalline
    still looking for hg skin care routine *sigh*

  33. Jennifer

    Only HG product for me is MAC Clease Off Oil, and MUFE HD Powder. I’m still in search of my HG products

  34. abbyL

    NC 15, Black-dark brown hair, blue eyes.
    HGs include:
    Cle De Peau concealer in Ivory
    La Mer Loose Powder in Creme
    MAC Well Dressed Blush
    Still looking for the HG foundation… sigh
    MAC Blanc Type
    MAC Nylon
    MAC Ricepaper
    MAC viva glam VISE l/s
    MAC up the amp l/s
    MAC snob l/s
    MAC pink nouveau l/s

  35. CeeBee

    I’m brunette, with dark brown eyes and medium-light skin tone with yellow undertones. I completely love…

    Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating foundation – I mix 021 Linen & 022 Cameo together.
    Thin Lizzy liquid concealer in Minx and Oriental Doll, mixed accordingly.
    Revlon Wet n Dry eyeliner in Chocolate Bar, discontinued but replaced with Luxurious Colour Liner in Sueded Brown.
    Dior Skin Shimmers – I have them all and I LOVE them so!
    Guerlain Meteorites in Beige Chic.
    Body Shop Brow powder in 02.
    Clinique Naturally Glossy Mascara in Jet Black.
    Dior 5 colour eyeshadow palettes – I have a whole bunch of different ones but I especially love the purple toned ones.

  36. bec

    I have pale, cool-toned skin (NC15), am of Eurasian ethnicity and have dark features. I’ve occasionally been told I have warm skin despite being able to wear a limited amount of warm colours whether it be in makeup or clothes. That said, I can wear the majority of cool colours but REALLY cool colours can look garish on me.


    Dior Diorskin Forever Foundatin #010 Ivory
    Anna Sui Godet Rouge Jar #001
    Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon
    Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner

  37. Amy

    I’m very fair skined, hazel eyes and strawberry red hair.
    My HG’s:
    -MAC vanilla pigment for highlighter
    -MAC lightscapade and perfect topping MSF
    -Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
    -Urban decay brow box in honey pot
    -Urban decay sin eyeshadow
    -MAC lipglass in oyster girl
    -MAC feline and Urban decay eyeliner
    -MAC 239 eye brush
    -Too faced pink leopard face bronzer

  38. I’m quite pale (NC15 I think, but sometimes lighter in winter), medium brown hair and dark brown eyes. Even though I prefer the NC shade I’m more on the neutral/warm side.

    I don’t have an HG foundation yet but I just use powder so I’m still experimenting with different brands,etc. Some things I definitely love are:

    -UDPP (I never do my makeup without this stuff)
    -UD Sellout e/s (lid)
    -NARS Cairo e/s (crease)
    -UD YDK e/s (outer V)
    -UD 24/7 liner in Bourbon
    -id Bare Minerals Allover Face Color in Clear Radiance
    -Lancome Mineral Foundation Brush! (not quite a product but I love love love it, wonderful for powder foundation)
    -Stila SPF 20 lip color in Sarah

    I’m still looking for my HG concealer too… the MAC Studio Sculpt sinks into the fine lines under my eyes after a few hours. :(

  39. Bridgette

    I’m warm toned with medium-light dark. (NC42 to be more specific) I have dark brown eyes with dark brown hair.
    My HG products so far are…

    UDPP Eyeshadow Primer
    MAC Powerpoint Eyeliner in Engraved
    YSL Golden Gloss in #7
    YSL Faux Effct Cils
    Mineralized Skinfinish in Medium Dark
    NARS Luster Blush
    Chanel’s Orchard Rose blush
    MAC’s Eversun beauty powder blush

    Im still looking for my HG foundation, concealer for my dark circles, and primer.

    PS: Can anybody recommend a good eye concealer that doesnt get into lines and doesn’t crease? (I have tried MAC’s Studio Finish Concealer and IT SUCKS!!!!)

    • Lorraine

      Try maybelline mineral powder concealer for under eyes. I found the same problem with fine line under the eyes and gently patting this under the eyes did a very good job of brightening without making me look wrinkly.

    • Tempestnuit

      I really like Too Faced St. Tropez

    • marg

      Im a NC 42 as well and like you had no success with the MAC concealers. I just tried Bobbi Brown honey concealer and it works great.

  40. Victoria

    Blue eyes/medium-light skin (NC 25/dark brown hair with warm undertones.
    I LOVE:
    MAC Fix+
    MSF Natural in Light Medium
    MAC Shroom e/s (as highlight)
    MAC Print e/s (as crease/outer V)
    Benefit Ms. Behavin l/s (perfect dark lip for the fall with out washing me out)
    MAC Feline Kohl Liner (only liner that STAYS on my waterline)
    L’Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara (BEST mascera EVER, and I am know to be an avid mascera try-er, this is the first one ive repurchased because I usually am always looking for something better)
    MAC Carbon e/s (to pump up the drama in ANY look)
    Lancome Crème Mousse Confort (cleanser)
    Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
    Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen in Candle Light 002
    MAC Angel l/s

  41. Chinese/ pale with neutral to pinkish (sometime straight purple) undertone…around nw20I guess? dark eyes/hair, pigmented lips

    -Shiseido white lucent foaming cleanser (it doesn’t whiten but it cleanse very well.)
    -Anna Sui lengthening mascara
    -Clean & Clear morning glow moisturizer
    -Stila Cherry Crush
    -Benefit Thrrrob
    -Revlon cream gloss in berry

  42. tabby

    The only products I’ve found that are never-be-without’s for me are MAC Vapour e/s, Syrup l/s & Luminary lustreglass. All other products I have yet to find “the one” that is irreplaceable.

  43. Cherie

    Me = Light brown hair/brown eyes/fair skin with light freckles (NW15)

    My Holy Grail MAC products….
    soft brown, satin taupe, tempting & jest eyeshadows
    bare study paintpot
    217 brush

    warm soul minerazlied blush with 109 brush

    MSF medium with 182 brush

    Random items:
    Neutrogena deep clean cleanser & micobean (blue bead gell stuff, forget name); Nivea soft hand cream; Dove!

    beauty blogs:
    Temptalia!!! 😀

    Still looking for HG foundation… reco’s for NW15???

  44. Ruth

    I’m very pale, brunette and blue eyes.
    My HG products are Cover Girl Lash Exact Mascara
    Guerlain Rouge G De Guerlain Lipstick in 20, 44, 67, 09, 43, 65, 66, 08 & 62
    Make up For Ever Super Gloss in every color !
    Estee Lauder Pure Color glosses in Garnet & Pink Coral

  45. Cherokee

    I am Caribbean, tan/brown complexion (MAC NC45) jet black hair (almost blue black) and dark brown eyes.

    My HG items are:

    MAC Jubliee Lipstick (Lustre)
    NARS Blush in Torrid
    MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation in C7
    NARS concealer in Prailine
    MAC 139 Brush


    Lubriderm Lotion with Cocoa and Shea Butter
    Nexxus Headress Leave-In-Conditioner
    Coco Chanel Mademoselle Parfum
    Cocoa Butter
    Shea Butter
    Vitamin E

  46. Carolyn

    Im light-medium, warm-toned, MAC NC30-35, and Asian, with black hair and dark brown eyes.

    Here are some of my HGs:
    Foundation: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
    Blush: NARS Deep Throat, Dior Coral Riviera, NARS Madly
    Eyeshadows: MAC Ricepaper, Vanilla, Trax, Soba
    Eyeliner: MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
    Mascara: Max Factor Volume Couture (so sad that MF will be discontinued)
    Lips: MAC Nude Rose (from the D-Squared collection!), High Tea, Lipgelee in Amber Russe, Viva Glam VI SE lipglass, Nymphette lipglass

  47. Beck

    I’m Caucasian, about NW15/Bobbi Brown Porcelain, with blue-gray eyes and light brown hair (I do foil highlight/lowlight so it’s a mix of golden blonde and light brown shades).

    Lancome lipstick in Luxe (I don’t know what formula this is available in anymore – but the color is out there)
    Any neutral dark brown eyeliner – faves are Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Black Coffee and MAC Powerpoint in Stubborn Brown
    Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Antigua (it’s HUGE so it may be the only blush I ever need)
    Lancome Color Design quad in Mademoiselle Sass from the spring ’09 Pink Irreverence collection

  48. Doreen

    I’m light-medium, neutral-toned, around NC25-30. I’m Asian, with dark brown hair and eyes.

    Foundation: Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation SPF 20 in Soft Beige 50 (I usually use this for minimal looks. I haven’t found an HG-status liquid foundation yet…sigh.)

    Blush: MAC Well Dressed, Coygirl, Brit Wit Blushcreme

    Bronzer: Neturogena Healthy Skin Blends Natural Radiance Bronzer in Sunkissed 30, CARGO Bronzer in Medium

    Eyeshadow: MAC Shroom, Covergirl Eye Enhancers in Sheerly Nudes 265, Clinique Quick Eyes Cream Shadow in Rock Violet

    Eyeliner: MAC Feline (LOVE!), Brown Border Technakohl, Sparechange Pearlglide, Estee Lauder Smoked Eye Pencil in Smoked Amethyst, UD Stash

    Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous, Covergirl LashBlast Waterproof

    Lips: Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lipstick in Nude Blush, MAC Dazzleglass in Rags to Riches, Lipstick in Creme in Your Coffee and Plink!, Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Stellar Plum, Sally Hansen Natural Shine Lip Gloss in Mystic Muave

  49. Natascha

    I am warm-toned medium beige, South Asian with black hair and brown eyes.


    Liner: Guerlain Loose Powder Kohl in Noir- I don’t know how I ever lived without it!
    Eyeshadow: Bare Escentuals Joy
    Shadow Base: Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat
    Mascara: Chanel Extracils
    Lips: Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Cinnamon, Lancome Rouge Absolu Creme in Amande Sucree
    Shimmer: Physicians Formula Vegas Strip

    others items:

    Kiehl’s ultra facial moisturizer
    D&G L’Imperatice perfume

    No foundation or blush for me– my cheeks can get pretty rosy on their own and my skin color is one of those in between beige/tan that I could never find the perfect one without mixing a couple colors together.

  50. Erica

    What was the last eyeshadow you bought? Gorgeous Gold and Era
    What was the last eyeshadow you wore? tempting and bronze
    What was the last eyeshadow you finished? None yet! I am overloaded with shadows that i probably will never hit pan on any!

  51. Aimee

    NC30 complexion, auburn hair, green eyes

    My MAC HG’s:

    Looks Like Sin cremesheen l/g
    On a Mission blush
    VIVA Glam III
    Don’t really have one for my eyes because I use so many colors!

    Kevin Murphy Antigravity volumizer
    John Freida Secret Weapon

  52. Christina

    I love so many different products, I don’t know if there are truly HG’s but I use them way more than others…

    Nars Blush in Sin
    Bare Minerals Soft Focus Warmth
    Bare Minerals Foundation
    MAC Fluidline in Blacktract
    Kat Von D Autograph Eyeliner in Puro Amour
    Kat Von D lipstick in Prayer
    The new VS lipsticks are all pretty amazing too.

  53. Alice

    Asian, MAC NC20, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes.


    Foundation: Lancome Teint Idole Ultra in Buff 6

    Concealer: MUFE Full Cover Concealer in 6

    Blush: Rimmel used to carry a $1.99 blush in the shade Apricot (which, I found out recently, could be a dupe of NARS Deep Throat) but it disappeared with the new packaging :( It was surprisingly awesome, and I ended up buying it five or six times!

    Mascara: Lancome Defencils, Benefit Bad Gal in Blue (for some subtle fun)

    Eyeshadow: MAC Metal-X e/s in Material Gold

    Eye Liner: Maybelline Expert Wear Velvet Black Eyeliner, Rimmel Gleaming Eye Darkening Liner in Black Gold, MAC Blacktrack Fluidline

    Lips: Strawberry Chapstick, C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint in Magenta Mint, Urban Decay Shine Cooling Lipgloss Guys Love Betsey, Cherry Softlips


    Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2

    Sunscreen: Lancome UV Expert 20

    Makeup Remover: Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O (awesome)


    Mask: Frederic Fekkai Protein RX Anti-Breakage Treatment Mask

    Shine Serum: Man Holding Flowers Henna Coating Essence (Korean Brand, omg it smells amazing and makes my hair feel/look amazing!!!!)

  54. Julie

    NC 15, light brown hair and hazel eyes.

    Eyes- Mac studiosculpt concealer, eyeliner in Teddy, Diorshow mascara, shroom, satin taupe, vanilla, mulch eyeshadows.

    Cheeks- Mac cream blush in posey, msf in perfect topping to highlight

    Brows- Mac brow pencil in lingering

    Lips- benetint, posietint, lipglass in venetian, chanel glossimers in candy glow and tangerine dream

    Nails- sally hanson in petal pusher

    Skin- st helene mint julep mask

  55. Christine

    I’m a NC25/C3, Asian with black hair and brown eyes :)

    I only have 2 HG.

    MAC Mineral Skinfinish Natural in Medium or Medium Plus
    MAC Eversun

  56. Jess

    NW20 with Blonde hair and Green eyes with a more neutral undertone


    Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream cleanser
    Lancome Bi facial eye makeup remover
    Clinique Clarifying lotion in #3
    Lancome Genefique
    Clinique Superdefense in Combination Oily
    Clinique Exfoliating Scrub
    MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator

    Lancome Teint Idole foundation Ivoire 2 for fuller coverage
    Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain
    Amazing Cosmetics Waterproof concealer in Light Ivory

    Lancome Oscillation mascara
    MAC Femme Fi e/s
    Lancome Burnt Sand e/s
    Urban Decay eye shadow primer
    Clinique Cream shapers for eyes eyeliner in Egyptian, Black Diamond and Chocolate Lustre

    Fresh Sugar Rose tinted lip conditioner
    Clinique Red-y to wear l/s
    Lancome Smokey Rouge l/s
    MAC Viva glam SE l/g
    MAC Peroxide l/g

    NARS Orgasm multiple and blush
    Lancome bronzer in Dore
    MAC MSF in Soft & Gentle and Blonde

    Orly Sec n Dry topcoat
    Sally Hansen Insta Dri speed drying drops
    Sally Hansen Insta Dri nail polish
    OPI nail polish

  57. Brittney

    I am light to medium skintone with dark brown eyes and i have dark golden brown hair with blonde and chestnut brown highlights.

    Favorites Brands are: MAC, Korres, Nars, Make Up For Ever

    NARS Sheer Matte – Barcelona – Winter
    Korres Vitamins Foundation in WF3 – Summer
    Korres Face Primer

    MAC Eyeshadow – Bronze, Patina, Brule, Blackberry, Hepcat
    MAC Paintpot – Soft Ocher
    Shu Uemura – Ultimate Mascara

    MAC Margin Blush
    Nars Laguna Bronzer
    Nars Gilda Blush

    MAC Lipstick in Touch, Honeylove, Spirit, Twig

    • Brittney

      i forgot to meantion –
      Make Up For Evers Camoflage Concealer Palette…i have already bought 2 of those…love it!

  58. Brenda

    Dior Addict High Impact Weightless Lipcolour #533 Vintage Coral, Benefit Moon Beam liquid highlighter and don’t laugh, but Bonne Bell eyeliner in Smokey :)

    • Brenda

      I should have mentioned, I’m neutral to warm (nc20-ish), dark brown hair, brown/hazel eyes, a few freckles.

  59. Jadetive

    I am Asian, fair complexion, neutral (not cool nor warm), black hair and dark brown eyes.

    HG makeup/tools –
    Ecotools brushes
    MAC 266
    Shimmery black eyeshadow (Dusk by elf)
    Black cream shadow (unknown shade by O2 skin)
    Red lipstick (Rouge Cancan by Givenchy)
    Maybelline Full n Soft (Blackest Black, fluffs up my lashes w/o weighing them down = best mascara ever!)

    HG skincare –
    Jojoba oil (used as a makeup remover, moisturizer etc)
    Cancer Council sunblock
    Vaseline (used as lipbalm)

    No HG foundation, blush or concealer because I don’t use them that often.

  60. I’m caribbean, my skin complexion is a brown, basically a light brown..think hot cocoa coloured.

    My HG products:

    Wet and Wild H2O proof liquid eyeliner
    Mac Lipglass in Magnetique
    UD Lipstick in Jilted
    of course of course of course UDPP!
    UD 24/7 Liner in Zero..actually..all of them.
    Currently UD’s BOS II
    Lately I’ve been using Night Violet too. But idk if that’s just because it’s new or because i really really love it.
    And I’m in love with my dazzleglass creme in Creme Allure

    AND C.O. Bigelow’s glosses.

    For foundation I love Loreal’s True Match in Cocoa.

  61. smeegal9

    NC45 Here, Hmmm Let me see:
    HOLY GRAILS *trumpets sounding*

    Alpha Hydroxy Lotion 10%
    Clinique Even Better foundation in Golden
    Chanel Tendre Touch Poudre
    MAC Paint in BamBoon
    UD Covet eyeliner
    MAC Woodwinked and UD Baked eyeshadows
    VS Lip Lacquer in Opulent
    Maybelline lipgloss in Wine Shine
    Trish McEvoy jet black curling mascara.

  62. Sally

    I have light skin with pink undertones, and light golden brown hair with golden blonde and pale blonde highlights (most people think I’m actually a real blonde).


    Neutrogena SkinID cream cleanser, acne treatment pads, and treatment lotion. (Great line, like Proactiv- but individualized) Also, for eye cream, Patricia Wexler De-Puff Eye Cream with MMPi. Bodywash is Dove Nutrium Moisture (They finally figured out how to put the Dove Bar in liquid form!)


    Pantene Pro-V Naturals with Cassia-The Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner. Redken All Soft Heavy Cream Conditioner for deep treatment. Redken Fabricate spray for volume and texture.


    Eyes: MAC Shadows, MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer as base, Maybelline Define-A-Lash Waterproof mascara, L’Oreal Infallible eyeliner. Oh, and what I absolutely can’t live without, the Sue Uemura eyelash curler!

    Face/Cheeks: MAC Select Cover-Up Concealer, Cover Girl Simply Powder Foundation, Flirt Blush in Pink Tutu (you can get this line at Kohl’s),Pixi Bronze Booster No.2. I love Benefit Moon Beam for cheekbone highlights and MAC Accentuate/Sculpt Sculpting Powder to give my face more definition when I want it.

    Lips: MAC Lipglasses/lustreglasses/dazzleglasses/lipsticks, Smith’s Rosebud Salve, and L’Oreal Color Riche lipsticks.