Survey Says… April 18th, 2018

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  • Last product you returned?
  • Last product you resisted?
  • Last product you bought on impulse?

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Your skin tone/coloring: Dark brown: NARS New Orleans/MAC NC50
Last product you returned? Cover FX mineral powder (wrong color)
Last product you resisted? NARS Wanted 2 blush palette
Last product you bought on impulse? ABH Amrezy Highlighter

I’m warm toned (yellow undertones) and NC15-ish.

Last product I returned: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in Ruler, I was looking for something very specific (a sheer popsicle-y red) and this wasn’t it.

Last product I resisted: Milani’s new pigmented lipgloss line, I love Milani but honestly prefer gloss on the sheer side.

Last impulse buy: The MAC x Padma cremesheen glass in Nefertiti. I bought it solely because of the name because I love ancient Egypt, and now it’s HG status for me.

I like this survey. 🙂

Your skin tone/coloring: Light neutral with green eyes and dark hair

Last product you returned? I don’t return things very often, but I did return NARS Xenon Velvet Lip Glide. Crazy, right? Here’s what happened. Sephora didn’t have a tester of this shade, so the SA took a brand new lipstick out of the drawer and put a tester sticker on it. Since it was brand new, this was a rare opportunity for me to actually try the lipstick on, so I applied it with a disposable doefoot applicator (I didn’t double dip). It was beautiful, so I bought one. By the time I got home, though, the lipstick was patchy and dry, so I changed my mind and brought it back unopened. The shade and the packaging were lovely and it got a good rating on Temptalia, but I guess the formula just didn’t agree with my lip chemistry. Oh well, it happens. (In any case, I wound up getting a couple of the UD Hi-Fi Shine Lip Glosses instead, which worked out a lot better for me.)

Last product you resisted? Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Pirate. Such a gorgeous, iconic color, but I feel like I collect reds more than I actually wear them. So with this in mind, I successfully resisted buying it…for now, at least.

Last product you bought on impulse? More Marc Jacobs Highliners. They’re amazing! I’ve also been doing a lot of impulse perfume shopping, most recently getting travel sizes of Armani Code, Mugler Angel Muse, and Nirvana Black. (I always start with travel size perfumes, when I can. If I use it up and still love it, then I’ll get the full size.)

Skin tone/coloring: Medium with neutral undertones, blue eyes, dark brown hair

Last product returned: Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer. I also had a sample and used it before opening the bottle. Not for me.

Last product resisted: Koh Gen Do Gloss Film Powder. As of this morning, anyway.

Last impulse purchase: IT Cosmetics smudge brush.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool
Last product you returned? the Marc Jacobs Edgitorial palette which, no matter how much I tried, never looked anything but muddy and ugly on me
Last product you resisted? Viseart Minx Colour Theory palette (I only wanted it because it was available in store and I was so excited to see it) and the Kat von D glittery Shade+Light palette (I really don’t need it and, nice as it is, there was one shade that was a real glitter trap for me)
Last product you bought on impulse? Lanolips SuperBalm….an online friend really loves it and I’m always looking for cuticle “stuff” so I figured “why not”. Also, the Laneige Time Freeze sleeping mask (I like their original sleeping mask quite a bit so figured I should try this “new and improved” version).

Medium warm (MAC MC30, Luminous Silk 5.75)

Last product I returned: Bobbi Brown’s new long wear foundation. It was difficult to spread and despite its thicker constancy, I could not get coverage in certain areas, such as my chin

I resist products everyday, lol. Most recently I resisted the new Natasha Denona cheek palettes. I wanted both of them, but I also wanted both of the NARS new cheek palettes. I decided to go with the NARS palettes for now, as I so much already love my two NARS Unfiltered palettes.

Last products I bought on impulse: Buxom Va Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick (I got Lights Down) and the Anastasia Amrezy highlighter. I love the Buxom lipgloss (I’m a fan of pigmented shiny glosses, as well as being a big fan of Buxom’s other glosses and lipliners) and Amrezy is a beautiful gold highlighter that works equally well on the eyes.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with neutral undertones; magenta/red hair; hazel/green eyes.

Last product you returned? I think it was a few CG x Katy Kat lipsticks when they debuted. The perfumed scent/taste was too overwhelming. I will probably be returning the Physician’s Formula Butter Blush in Natural Glow that I recently bought. It’s not really a blush, but more of an HL that is so light it doesn’t even show up well.

Last product you resisted? The new UD heat lipsticks, except for Singe (couldn’t resist that one! lol).

Last product you bought on impulse? Holographic Lip Gloss from Sally’s Beauty. I got a sheer plum with holographic glitter and it’s really pretty.

Your skin tone/coloring:

NC20

Last product you returned?

I rarely return things but I did return a NYX eyeshadow primer after trying it once. I swear it was worse than just eyeshadow without primer. That was in 2016, I think.

Last product you resisted?

Pretty much everything….I’ve been on a no-buy/low-buy for awhile now.

Last product you bought on impulse?

I’ll admit it, I caved and bought a DS of Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair in the impulse aisle at Ulta not long ago. I have only used it a few times and haven’t really noticed anything. Maybe I need to use it more regularly instead of haphazardly, though.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/medium warm
Last product you returned? UD x KL Beauty Beam Highlight palette. I have no idea why I even bought it – I have highlighters for a lifetime.
Last product you resisted? So far, the NARS/Erdem shadow palettes. If I could pick between the two it would be harder to resist, but the looks I want involve both.
Last product you bought on impulse? NARS Danger Control when it went half-off. Don’t regret it a bit!

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/neutral-warm
Last product you returned? a set of mini Pinrose perfume rollerballs — one of them had a lot of weird gunk floating in it :/
Last product you resisted? The Stila Glitter & Glow eyeshadow minis — though I might still pick them up at some point.
Last product you bought on impulse? The Sephora 2018 Sun Safety Kit — I wasn’t expecting this year’s to include such a great assortment of products!

Your skin tone/coloring: fair neutral/cool
Last product you returned? I don’t return a lot of makeup…the last thing I can remember returning are unopened Crest Whitestrips from Ulta (found a better deal at Costco)
Last product you resisted? I’ve been holding off on buying the Soft Glam palette until a 20% off coupon from Ulta
Last product you bought on impulse? I snapped up this year’s Sun Safety Kit from Sephora real quick

Skin Tone-right now, fair olive
Last product I returned-Burberry Blush in Misty last December, too pale for even me at NC20
Last Product I resisted-ABH Soft Glam palette and Amrezy highlighter
Last Impulse Purchase-Wet N Wild highlighter in Crown of my Canopy-walked by at the Drug Store and it was on sale for $5 Cdn. I am not much of a DS makeup person, but I have Precious Petals and it’s nice. I am happy with my purchase, but at the price nothing lost it I wasn’t.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, neutral to cool undertones

Last product you returned? Stila glitter & glow set (all 3 looked like variations on the same colour). Contemplating returning this hair product I picked up during the VIB sale, but we’ll see if I can make it work.

Last product you resisted? ABH soft glam/Nars x Erdem collection

Last product you bought on impulse? Fenty mattemoiselle in ‘spanked’

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain/NC15
Last product you returned? Too Faced Born This Way foundation – way too yellow based for me, I’m a neutral undertone
Last product you resisted? Newest Wet & Wild palette releases
Last product you bought on impulse? Essence Mascara. Love most of these variations!

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Last product you returned? Awhile ago now, but the Becca Jacklyn Hill Champagne blush palette – it was just too sparkly.

Last product you resisted? Probably the Smashbox Smokey Cover Eyeshot palette.

Last product you bought on impulse? Chanel Automne eye palette.

Your skin tone/coloring: light-medium
Last product you returned? Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturizer (broken lid…)
Last product you resisted? So far, those Guerlain gorgeous lipstick cases
Last product you bought on impulse? Kevyn Aucoin’s tiny contour duo on Sephora…..want to try contouring and this was reasonable.

BTW, tried ORG Skincare’s mineral peel. OMG amazing! My skin was amazing afterwards. Love it.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, netural leaning cool.
Last product you returned? Milk Makeup Blur Liquid Matte Foundation in Fair. I thought it would be a good match for me but was too dark and orange. I exchanged this for Ivory which seems to be working better, but looks really lovely once I mix it with a different foundation I have that is a little too light for me.
Last product you resisted? So many highlighters.
Last product you bought on impulse? Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream. Bought it to get to free shipping, but I can’t stand the smell of it.

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with warm undertones, MAC NC 23 ish
Last product you returned? Just did today, in fact – I exchanged the Benefit Brow-zings in 1 for 2. A few years ago when I bought the compact I have now, it just said “light” on it, so that’s what I ordered when I did my Sephora sale haul (I didn’t see the numbers, just went by the descriptor). I didn’t know that they changed their packaging and color matching system. Iam a little darker than a 1 for brows and I didn’t like how warm 3 was, so 2 it is.
Last product you resisted? Patrick Starrr FloralRealness Face kits, All of Pat McGrath palettes
Last product you bought on impulse? Nail Polish – it’s a learning curve as far as what I buy and what I will actually wear 🙄

Skin tone: Very pale with cool undertones.

Last product returned: I purchased two foundations with my daughter at Ulta and she was color matched by the associate. When she got home and in natural light both were too pale. Normally I don’t return products and had it been my daughter error in color selection I wouldn’t have but since an associate recommended both of them we returned. One was the UD Naked Skin Foundation and the other was the Tarte Water Foundation. We have been boycotting Tarte related to their shade range faux pas but since she has been desperate to find a foundation that works for her acneic skin we decided to try it. Back to boycotting!

Last product resisted: I am still resisting the PML eye shadow palettes and the ND Lila palette. I don’t know why at this point as I have purchased enough “cheaper” palettes and could have put the money together to get these but part of my problem is in deciding which of the PML palettes to buy. The color story I like the best is the Le Vie En Rose but those colors have been done a lot and I have a gazillion dupes. None of the other ones speak to me. Probably will pick up the ND Lila at some point but for now, still resisting.

Last impulse buy: Let me see, non-impulse buys might be a shorter list! Definitely the PUR Visionary palette, the items I purchased from the Nars Erdem Collection pieces that I picked up and the Guerlain Rouge G Customizable Lipsticks. Not sure about the shades yet. I was concerned when the shades on my screen from Christine’s reviews didn’t match what I saw on the Sephora site but after conferring with Christine and recognizing that Sephora is notorious for their poor swatch colors I decided to pick up shades 03 and 06. I received them yesterday and both shades are extremely close in color and look nothing like the shades swatched by Christine. I don’t dislike the shades and will most likely keep them but it does bother me that the shades are so similar. I will swatch them on IG tomorrow when the light is better and see if anyone can see much of a difference. I do love both the customizable aspect and the case that I purchased. I might actually have to pick up another one of the cases as the one I got is really beautiful.

Your daughter might love to watch thataylaa on YouTube. She has (had) scenic skin and tries MANY foundations. She’s clearing up due to Accurane now, so check out her older stuff.

Thank you, Kendra. Both my daughter and I subscribe to Taylor and we have tried several of her foundation from prior to Accutane. My daughter’s skin is like “the perfect storm”. She is of mixed ethnicity with an undertone that is difficult to describe, little own match. She has tried neutral, cool, warm and undefined undertones to no avail. She has acne and is someone who is constantly touching her face. She spends a lot of time on-line for her work and is either leaning on her hand which is on her cheek, etc. We have tried so many different products and her skin just doesn’t respond or if it does it seems to stop working after a short time. I have spoken to her dermatologist and they are reluctant to start Accutane. I am pretty frustrated with them as it has been used for many years and although it does have potential side effects, every medication does. She is living in Missoula so we have a limited number of dermatologists to draw from. Anyway, Taylor is a very under rated beauty guru and I find her whole approach to her channel very refreshing. I have cut back on my subscriptions so dramatically since following Temptalia. I am glad to see that Taylor’s skin has responded so well to Accutane. Thank you again for the suggestion.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15 w/some redness

Last product you returned? I don’t know that I’ve ever had to return something. If it’s pricey I get a sample to test first or I think on it for a while.

Last product you resisted? Plenty that I’m still resisting for budget reasons.

Last product you bought on impulse? I don’t really do impulse-buys when it comes to makeup. I think the last item I impulse-bought was another phone cable lol

Your skin tone/coloring: light-medium, neutral

Last product you returned? I wanted to return my Cover FX custom cover drops.. I’ve tried them a million different ways and i just don’t like how it sits on my skin.:(

Last product you resisted? Um…

Last product you bought on impulse? The April 2018 Boxycharm box, because of the Colourpop palette in it. I love the Adesse liquid lipstick that came in it.

Skin tone/coloring: Light to medium neutral to yellow
Last product you returned? Long ago, I don’t even remember, I choose very carefully my purchases, due to poor return policy in Greece.
Last product you resisted? New NARS foundation and a lipstick, China Glaze nail polish
Last product you bought on impulse? NARS Albatros (finally NARS arrived in Greece)

I have fair skin with neutral undertones. The only foundation light enough for me is Bobbi Brown 00 Alabaster.. The last product I returned was Bobbi Brown Liquid Art Stick in Perfect Nude. I loved it except for the color that didn’t flatter me. The last product I resisted was getting another liquid lipstick in a different color. The last product I bought on impulse was Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Bare.

Your skin tone/coloring: light, pink undertones
Last product you returned? Subculture palette
Last product you resisted? ND Tropic palette
Last product you bought on impulse? 6 Smashbox x Vlada collection pieces… but seriously, pretty much every beauty purchase I make is on impulse, definitely never well thought out. Straight up FOMO kicks in lol

Your skin tone/coloring: Light with neutral undertones
Last product you returned? none, i usually give them to my friend
Last product you resisted? Jeffree Star Blood Sugar Palette
Last product you bought on impulse? Natasha Denona – Tropic Palette

Lt-med, cool>red u/ts… returned: last S fall sale, a commodity travel spray, 1/3 in order, was highly leaked. Replaced it this go-round, and no HAZMAT was scathed! I only return if the non-fit is directly attributable to the co, like not listing a reactive/allergy provoking ingredient. If it’s a color goof or dislike, I give it away. Resist: anything by anyone whose first name is Pat, and by extension/name association, anything by the other *. Choose no longer to support any of the drama kings and queens…None of them need me, nor me, them. (But, Ms Lab, still coveting and cannot hold out forever.). Impulse: just about to do the BH blacklight HL and Lottie London holo HL quad, with Ulta 20. Just Impulsed some Uniqlo, esp the Marimekko, when I have no idea if anything fits. Have had Marimekko since the 60s, and have a 70s quilt on the couch now. There is a store to return, ~1 hr away. Uniqlo seems like a clothing concept parallel to ColourPop.

Skin tone: fair to medium; neutral

Last product returned was also last Impulse buy (hard to say impulse but it wasn’t a “planned” purchase even though I browsed for probably a full hour before making purchase)…MUFE BB cream. It beaded up at my hairline and just didn’t apply very well.

I also returned the Tarte lip paints I got during Ulta’s sale. Even for half price, the formula is just too messy and I have others I prefer.

Last product(s) I resisted: Drunk Elephant!! I’m trying not to try and fall in love with these super expensive products!! Even though I want to! NARS new highlighters! I’m resisting for now!

Most of my purchases are planned and pretty well thought-out.

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