Survey Says... April 22nd, 2020

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite green eyeshadow?
  • Favorite spring highlighter?
  • Favorite colored eyeliner?


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Erica Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light MAC NC 20

Favorite green eyeshadow? MAC Sumptuous Olive

Favorite spring highlighter? I don’t really have a highlighter for each season. I really just wear Becca Moonstone mostly if and when I wear highlight. Maybe MAC Lightscspade

Favorite colored eyeliner? Brown is a color. So is grey. I wear either MAC Costa Riche or Flower Beauty in Silver Fox

Mariella Avatar

Maybe Christine meant “more colourful” because, of course, brown IS a colour. My go to shades for liners are brown, bronze, sludgy olive or…brown (Sephora Cappuccino liner is the one I have to repurchase often). But I do have some bright and colourful liners and I figured that was what the question was asking.

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool, brown eyes and grey and purple hair
Favorite green eyeshadow? MAC Sumptuous Olive/Inglot 419 (they’re almost identical); for a bright shade, UD Dragon (from Vice 3)
Favorite spring highlighter? UD Aura (why did they ever discontinue it?) or Dior’s Glowing Gardens Glowing Pink (LE)
Favorite colored eyeliner? currently, Urban Decay The Night King (from the Game of Thrones release; I have a few Sephora dupes so when it’s gone, I’ll be sad but still okay)

Can I just say that in these dull days, “Survey Says” is something that always puts a smile on my face – it really is a highlight of my week! And having all of you folks here to talk makeup with is something that makes each day a bit brighter!

Mariella Avatar

Rachel and Seraphine, I don’t know about you two but I don’t really have anyone in my “real life” to share my makeup obsession with. My sis in law is interested in skin care and makeup but to tell you the truth, I’d be a bit embarrassed if she saw just how much “stuff” I have. It’s beyond what most “normal” women (if they aren’t youtube people or makeup artists, etc.) would have. So to be with like-minded people here is so nice.

kjh Avatar

My old (50 year or more) friends either wear none or a very restricted, self-imposed visage: upper liner, masc, Aplum blush, end of story, on repeat. Although I do hide stash sometimes…. Sometimes I think their lack may be as extreme as my commitment. I tell everyone that I have only 3 topics: dogs, crime, and m/u. People may take me up on the first two, but talking m/u requires m/u wearing customers… other words, strangers.

Mariella Avatar

I do tend to favour a neutral type look but even so, there’s such a huge range of what falls into the category for me. But even my friends who do wear makeup haven’t gone anywhere near as overboard as I have over the last 20 or so years!

Genevieve Avatar

I agree Mariella, especially in these dark days, having the Survey Says adds brightness to my day as well.
On a much sader note, I have read about the awful tragedy in Nova Scotia. It brings back memories of a similar event we experienced with Martin Bryant at Port Arthur in late April 1996. It would be so difficult and traumatic for the families of those who died in this senseless catastrophe. My thoughts and prayers are with your nation right now.

Ana Maria Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium with warm yellow undertone, dark brown eyes and hair

Favorite green eyeshadow? MAC Humid
Which off course was discontinued…

Favorite spring highlighter? None
I don’t like highlighters in my routine… if any, I’ll just use a subtle illuminating powder like MAC Emphasize

Favorite colored eyeliner? MAC Prunella
Well… it’s not a punch of color, but it’s the most I would wear. 😆 I like how it’s still colorful but neutral, that pop of something extra that looks great and unique without being too bold and in your face.

Mariella Avatar

They discontinued HUMID???? What a bone-headed move (I wonder if they’ll bring it back in a “clean formulation” as they’ve done with a few other once permanent shades that they discontinued). I’m glad I have an almost untouched pan, though!

Nancy T Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name (blue-green eyes).

Favorite green eyeshadow? Too many to choose just one! The green e/s in Chanel du Desert quad, several shades in Huda Emerald, MAC Jealousy Wakes, Savant and Lucky Green, plus CP Hammered.

Favorite spring highlighter? MAC Whisper Of Gilt or ABH x Amrezy.

Favorite colored eyeliner? UD 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils and Sephora Contour Pencils are my two favorite formulas. But for shade range it would be UD all the way!

Ana Maria Avatar

Not the biggest fan of colors and blue make-up in general… but Sephora Contour Pencil in My Boyfriend’s Jeans definitely impressed. The quality of Sephora Contour Pencil and some of their brushes… amazed how good dupes they are for more expensive HGs.

kjh Avatar

Some S formulas more than others. They did a fab release, forget the name, with a Sea shade, a Fox shade, and a yellowy chartreuse, maybe with the word ‘monster’ in the name? Those were superb, but they $#@+ the bed in a nano. Beyond miffed, and they weren’t easily duped.

Rachel R. Avatar

I had gotten Fox and the chartreuse shade. I thought I had stored them wrong or something, they went dry so fast. Dry all the way through…sharpening didn’t help. I had a couple other shades that weren’t as bad, but still dried out way more quickly than other brands I own. I keep things temperature controlled, and have pencils that are several years old and good as new.

Seraphine Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light neutral skin tone, green eyes, salt & pepper hair

Favorite green eyeshadow? I tend to prefer olive and khaki green shades like MAC Sumptuous Olive, ColourPop Charmed, and Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Khaki.

Favorite spring highlighter? I don’t differentiate between seasons when it comes to highlighter. My top two favorites are Dior Nude Luminizer in Pink Glow and Laura Mercier Baked Highlighter 01.

Favorite colored eyeliner? Urban Decay Mushroom is my #1 go-to for my bottom lash line.

Celesta Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: above with freckles, green/gray/blue eyes, warm brown hair.

Favorite green eyeshadow? The greens from the ND Metropolis palette make my heart happy, and I also really like the greens from the LimeCrime Venus XL II.

Favorite spring highlighter? Highlighter isn’t seasonal for me, but I have found myself using more glowy blushes over highlighters lately.

Favorite colored eyeliner? I don’t really use colored eyeliner.

Robyn Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Light Skin w/pink undertones w/dark brown hair and grey eyes

Favorite green eyeshadow? I don’t have one b/c I don’t really like the greens in general.

Favorite spring highlighter? My fave spring highlighter has to be Laura Geller Baked Highlighter Duo in “French Vanilla and Portofino.” It is sooooo gorgeous. It looks like fresh/dewy skin when you put it on, not glittery highlighter. It’s the best highlighter ever, IMO!

Favorite colored eyeliner? Hmm, I guess it would be a toss up between Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in “Mainline” or “Empire.” They’re both such beautiful pops of color! Actually my ALL TIME favorite colored eyeliner is Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in “Uzi.” It’s a dark shimmery gunmetal color that makes my own eye color REALLY stand out. Love it!

kjh Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring:lt-lt med, red u/ts
Favorite green eyeshadow? My favorite m/u grandchildren. Anything SG. Danny’s Dream bundle has stopped me from getting many other green offerings. Outliers: V. Bijoux 11, CP Ebb, UD Dragon, and those lovely old gray greens in a Dior quint: Airy Green.
Favorite spring highlighter? Probably anything from ABH Aurora, if HL ever makes a reappearance in my life.
Favorite colored eyeliner? I live for colored liner. The Hallbergs are grand. Can’t wait to foray into Glossier. The 2 Fentys (lt gray and olive) have seen so much use, ordered others in the S sale. I even like bright ones, like the CP neon set. Anything UD 24/7, best overall formula for me. Cannot believe they d/c’d Mainline, which I used to self-pretend referred to Philadelphia, not heroin…

Kay Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair Neutral leaning warm (MAC NC10ish)
Favorite green eyeshadow? Natasha Denona Lime Chrome
Favorite spring highlighter? Dior Holo Pink (LE) or Dior Lolli Glow Pink Delight(LE)
Favorite colored eyeliner? Urban Decay Love Drug

Rachel R. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name; magenta/red hair; hazel/green eyes.

Favorite green eyeshadow? This is so much more difficult than even a year ago! So many good greens have come out. Some favorites: PML VR Emerald; UD Dragon, Freak, and Thrash; KVD Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Iggy; NARS Matcha; CP Deja Boo; MAC Sumptuous Olive and Jealousy Wakes; CP Get Lucky Palette; any by Sydney Grace; and any by Igneous Cosmetics (etsy).

Favorite spring highlighter? I don’t use HLs by season, but this spring I’ve found a new love for the ABH Glow Kit in Aurora and have been using it a lot.

Favorite colored eyeliner? UD 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in Mars, Junkie, Psychedelic Sister, Woodstock, Chaos, and Deep End; and MAC Fluidline in Blue Peep. I also love to use NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Giove as a liner.

Lesley Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name

Favorite green eyeshadow? Nyx Prismatic Shadow in Jaded.

Favorite spring highlighter? I don’t usually wear highlighter.

Favorite colored eyeliner? Depending on the shadows I am wearing, it would be Nyx Retractable Eye Liner in the teal shade or UD 24/7 Glide On pencil in Psychedelic Sister, a bright purple.

Deborah S. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name. I have very fair, neutral undertones with brown eyes and gray hair.
Favorite green eyeshadow? This is a hard one since you all know, green e/s is my thing!! Just so you know, I am cheating!
1. Silkspun Green Gold by Shiseido
2. MAC Sumptuous Olive
3. Ellis Faas Cream E/S in Green Gold
Two shadows with the same name but different shades and formula’s. The Shiseido is a powder and the Ellis Faas is a cream in a click up pen.
Favorite spring highlighter? I don’t really differentiate between seasons when it comes to highlighters so I would go with Becca Pearl.
Favorite colored eyeliner? Not sure if this is brand or specific shade. I will go with UD 24/7 and Marc Jacobs Highline for brands and pretty much close your eyes and stab at either brand and I will love the shade. In particular I like Viper and Overdrive in the UD pencils.

Deborah S. Avatar

The same formula also includes my favorite silver e/s. It is E301 Antique Silver and I really like the Bordeaux shade also. They are getting harder and harder to find since the brand is not widely carried anymore.

Gilad Avatar

Lt-med warm.
Love warm greens, esp. khaki and olive. But top favorite is a 20 yr old Prescriptives shadow that’s neutral-slightly warm light greyed green. It’s nothing in the pan, but amazing for what it does to blue-green eyes.
Favorite colored liner at the moment: any neutral(ish) metallics from Wunder2 (Super-Stay liners – great and apparently in witness protection program). Trading off between bronze, copper, rose-gold, green-gold & yellow-gold.
Highlighters aren’t seasonal for me.

kjh Avatar

I LOVE those Wunder2s from Ulta. I got two on a Twofer, but think all the rest would be duped in stash. More shades, please. And while we’re on liners, Reformulate the Dose formula! Really different shades that break by looking at them.

Korinne Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair neutral/cool

Favorite green eyeshadow? This is SUCH a hard question. Probably General from Sydney Grace or Leo from the Gemini Palette. I also love Vivid from Hourglass.

Favorite spring highlighter? I’m not huge on highlighter, so it’ll probably be Stila Kitten.

Favorite colored eyeliner? Cuff from UD – I have a lot of memories tied to it, and I love a silver.

Missy Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair with neutral undertone N10
Favorite green eyeshadow? Haven’t found one yet. Olive/khaki tones make me look so drab. I need to experiment with lighter minty colors at some point. Which greens look best for dark brown eyes?
Favorite spring highlighter? Bare Minerals Barepro Glow liquid highlighter in Whimsy. It’s a subtle pale pink that reminds me of Benefit’s High Beam, but easier to apply and more blendable. It just lights my face up without being super obvious.
Favorite colored eyeliner? None. I’ve been using eyeshadow as eyeliner for a few months now, after years of liquid liner wings. I’m totally into giving my eyes a softer, ‘ethereal’ blended look these days (I’m having a tough time describing it lol) BTW it reads really nicely on Zoom videoconferences.

brendacr1 Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: above after my name, dark brow hair w/highlights, hazel eyes
Favorite green eyeshadow? I don’t wear green b/c my husband doesn’t like that color
Favorite spring highlighter? I don’t differentiate between seasons, Hourglass Metallic Strobe Powder in Champagne Strobe Light
Favorite colored eyeliner? MUFE Iridescent Lagoon Green (the best teal eyeliner ever!)

KaseyCannuck Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light with pink undertones
Favorite green eyeshadow? MAC Golden Olive pigment
Favorite spring highlighter? Don’t have one
Favorite colored eyeliner? TT Spark of Envy

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain with pink undertones

Favoruite green eyeshadow? OMG – where do I start?
YSL – Slate Green
UD Damaged
Stila In the Garden – Sage
bareMinerals – Spectacular (olive), Eureka (olive) Editor’s Pick (teal)
Lorac Pro Metals – Clover
Dior Bonne Etoile – Mint and Teal shade; 3 Colours Khaki – olive green and olive brown
Chanel Tisse D’Automne – all the olive shades
These are main ‘greens’ I use from my collection!
Lancome Jade Fever – all beautiful greens

Favourite spring highlighter? I don’t use a highlighter

Favouite coloured eyeliner? I generally don’t just eyeliners either, just a darker shade of eyeshadow closest to my lashline.

Survey Says is one my highlights of the week. I love reading what others have to say here. Thank you Christine.

Nikki Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/cool skin (foundation matches: Fenty Pro Filt’r 110, Urban Decay All Nighter 2.5, NARS Natural Radiant Longwear 2.0 Mont Blanc, Kevyn Aucoin The Etherealist Light EF 02, L’Oreal True Match C3 Creamy Natural), gray eyes, brown hair with red highlights and scattered blonde/blue strands. My everyday base products are Fenty-Amber Match Stick as cheek contour and Pro Filt’r concealer and Soft Matte foundation in 110.
Favorite green eyeshadow? UD Freak (from Electric) or Too Faced Pixie Dust (from the Then & Now 20th Anniversary palette).
Favorite spring highlighter? I choose highlighters based on the rest of my look, not on the seasons.
Favorite colored eyeliner? UD 24/7 in Lucky (copper) and Love Drug (burgundy).

Jane Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Med-Yellow-Neutral NC37ish
Favorite green eyeshadow? Still Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Vivid Shine in “Pop Pistachio”
Favorite spring highlighter? Today, I’m happy with a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in “Opal”
Favorite colored eyeliner? Don’t use it much (usually use darker eye shadows as eyeliners); however, if I do, I like Bobbi Brown’s Intense Pigment Liner in “Black Plum” (I think it’s discontinued) and that’s about it.

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