Survey Says… April 8th, 2015

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  • What color do you feel is least flattering?
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Your skin tone/coloring: Fair
What color do you feel you wear best?: Orange-toned reds
What color do you feel is least flattering?: Cool-toned baby pinks
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way?: Not really

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Light
What color do you feel you wear best? Greyscale
What color do you feel is least flattering? Yellow
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? I can do mustard yellows and super pale pastel yellows, but not bright yellow. One day I hope to.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium with olive tones
What color do you feel you wear best?: purple based pinks
What color do you feel is least flattering?: baby blue pinks
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way?: with a brown lipliner underneath or a deeper, warmer pink gloss on top

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, warm toned
What color do you feel you wear best? Peach toned anything.
What color do you feel is least flattering? Vibrant orange or very bright coral
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? I will wear it very sheer.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC20 and very, very yellow-toned (as in I-can-get-away-with-wearing-yellow-“correctors”-as-a-skintone-concealer yellow)!

What color do you feel you wear best?: The more neutral the colour, the better. Too cool-toned and it clashes with my yellow skin, but products that are more warm-toned always pull more towards orangey and look strange/muddy on me (I’m a true blue yellow!). The most neutral items I’ve found are MAC’s Beet lipliner, Brave lipstick, and the browns in the Bareminerals Enlightenment 2.0 palette.

What color do you feel is least flattering?: Cool-toned products! St Germaine and Candy Yum Yum were horrifying lipsticks on me.

Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way?: I have not 🙁 I could probably pull them off if I wore them sheer, but where’s the fun in that, really! For cool-toned blushes, I’ve steered away from intense shades like Nars Gaiety and more towards pastel shades like MAC’s Full of Joy, which look just as its supposed to even if I wear them sheer.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with red hair
What color do you feel you wear best?: Olive greens
What color do you feel is least flattering?: My hair color is naturally kind of brassy and blue-toned purples accentuate that the worst.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way?: I can do more maroon toned brownish purples.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, neutral to cool undertones
What color do you feel you wear best? Neutrals and lights colors, like light pinks.
What color do you feel is least flattering? Bright neon warm tones, like bright oranges.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? I can wear brighter tones like a bright orange very lightly in my crease, or as a light wash on my cheeks, but that’s about it.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light with yellow undertones
What color do you feel you wear best? For makeup, plums and browns – particularly cool-tones. For clothing, anything jewel-toned.
What color do you feel is least flattering? For makeup, cool-toned pinks. For clothes, yellow, orange, navy or grey.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? I like peachy/ orange makeup on lips or cheeks 🙂 but can’t pull off bronze-y/ rusty colours. Navy I can wear as an eye liner.

skin tone: very light olive
color I wear best: neutrals and red/orange lipstick
color least flattering: blue toned reds and cool pinks
No, I have not found a way to make these colors work. I just avoid them.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair-Light/Neutral
What color do you feel you wear best? Dark, cool red.
What color do you feel is least flattering? Mustard yellow.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Alas, no. I have a lot of contrast between my hair/eyes and my skin. Mustard actually manages to dull away the contrast. It’s the one color I’ve never been able to find a way to make work for me.

Your skin tone/coloring: Deep/Dark NW47
What color do you feel you wear best? Anything warm.
What color do you feel is least flattering? Cool tones, taupe, grey. Cooler tones tend to look ashy on me and wash me out.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Not interested. Lol

Skin tone: fair
What color do you feel you wear best: golds/purples/cool tones
What color do you feel is least flattering: reds and oranges.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Only red lips with winged liner. No other ways.. With cheeks or eyes. Just lips.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium with yellow to olive undertones
What color do you feel you wear best? Warm neutrals all across
What color do you feel is least flattering? Cool neutrals such as taupes and greys for the eyes make me look like a corpse, and cool-toned light lippies complete the look. I can wear most blushes though.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Not really, I stick to my warm neutrals and rust, brick and jewel tones.

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium-tan with golden undertones (NC35)
What color do you feel you wear best? Orangey red on the lips (MAC Lady Danger, my favorite!) or warm metallics on the eyes (coppers, bronzes, golds). Stila Comex Gold is my favorite in this category right now.
What color do you feel is least flattering? Blue-based light pinks (MAC St Germain)
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? I can pull off a blue-based bright pink blush like NARS Desire (one of my favorites, actually), but light pink blushes usually don’t show up on my skin. On the lips, I haven’t figured out a way to make cool light pinks look flattering, but I can style my outfit and makeup so that the unflattering lip color fits (the mod look with pale lips and graphic liner, for example). I don’t necessarily think that a color has to flatter your coloring in order to look good. Recently I’ve been loving greyish taupe and lavender lipsticks, and they make me look kind of dead but I like it! How good your makeup looks is all down to how comfortable you are in it. Might be cheesy and repetitive, but it’s true!

Your skin tone/coloring: light warm

What color do you feel you wear best? In make-up? Warm neutrals and olive greens.

What color do you feel is least flattering? Pale blues.

Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Only use a touch of it.

Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral, fair.
What color do you feel you wear best? Bright reds! I’ve always gone for blue-tones ones but I’m branching out into orange undertones for spring and summer.
What color do you feel is least flattering? Yellows, for sure.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Not really. I can do colors like cream with a yellowish tone to them as inner corner eye highlights, I can get away with gold sometimes, but almost never true yellows.

Skin tone/coloring: Light-Medium (NC 20-25)

Color I wear best: Oddly enough, I prefer cool, blue-based colors on me although I have a decidedly warm complexion. Purple/blue/turquoise/grey/taupe are my friends.

Least flattering color: Orange.

I need contrast so no, I can’t be bothered.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with neutral undertone. NC 15-20
What color do you feel you wear best? Earth tone, teal eye products for my dark eyes. Salmon pink or peach-toned blushes.
What color do you feel is least flattering? Cool-toned blushes. I have to skip tones of orchid shades last year.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Use it in small amount and less important area. I would blend in a little bit purple tone in my lip product just to give it a try. I use dark purple around my crease when pairing with my confident earth tone eyeshadows. I still can’t wear very blue-toned blush tho.

Your skin tone/coloring: between fair and light, very cool undertones with warm features
What color do you feel you wear best? a spectrum of blue/reds, blue/pinks, blue/violets, royal purple and royal blue
What color do you feel is least flattering? most yellows, most oranges
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? wearing it in small amounts as an accent; wearing cooler versions of the color (like pale, icy yellow); shimmer helps, especially in eye shadow (icy yellow or greenish gold eye shimmery eye shadows can look good on me)

Your skin tone/coloring: Deep. MAC NW45.
What color do you feel you wear best? Plummy pink lipsticks
What color do you feel is least flattering? Oranges and peaches
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Not yet but I really want to! I’ve tried using lip liner but it’s just not enough. I’m going to keep trying though.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair w/ yellow undertones
What color do you feel you wear best? Greens & Orange-toned Reds
What color do you feel is least flattering? Pinks, Blues & Purples
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Not yet.

Skin: Medium warm…ish.
Best color: Warm nudes or peachy-nude.. we’re talking about lipstick, right?
Least flattering: Opaque pastel bubblegum pinks.
Wearable?: As much as I’d like to do super bright Barbie lips, I think this one is a lost cause.

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain
What color do you feel you wear best? Purple, olive, teal.
What color do you feel is least flattering? Warm browns, yellow, orange.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Well I hate yellow & orange and don’t wear neutrals, so I don’t really try.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fairest neutral. Paler than MAC NW10. Very pale and interesting. 😛

What color do you feel you wear best? Purple. I suit brighter colours- jewel tones and such like. As much as I love to make a statement with teal I feel more comfortable in purple because I believe it goes better with my skintone.

What color do you feel is least flattering? Pale blue. Sky blue. Powder blue. Anything like that, and pastel colours in general, do not look good on me!

Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Well, I rarely try since I have a real aversion to pale blue anything so I suppose I don’t really think I have. I’d give it a go and probably could make it work but I don’t have the inclination to do so! Maybe one day.

I have a couple friends who are very, very pale like you and have a lot of trouble finding any skin makeup that matches them. Do you have a brand that you like that I could pass onto them?

(Pretty much unrelated: You know, you basically have what was considered my dream look as a kid! I was Really Very Goth at ages 12~15 and the only thing I wanted in the entire world was to be paler than the palest pale with black hair. Now that I wear foundation I’m happy for my more common skintone. I still think it’s such a naturally beautiful, striking look, though.

Also, we’re both named Gillian with a G! How many times did/do you get called Gilligan, in a month, on average? I think for me it must be 100,000.)

Your skin tone/coloring: Super pale, neutral (but leaning towards blue) undertones.

What color do you feel you wear best: Red! Especially when it comes to lipsticks, any shade of red looks flattering on me (in my opinion). I think it’s because I’m so pale with black hair, it’s very Snow White-esque. 😉

What color do you feel is least flattering: I think it would be greens of the warmer variety.

Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way: I’m not sure if it’s flattering, but whenever I want to wear a color I do so with pride! Honestly, I think if you seem secure in what you’re wearing and do so confidently, there’s no way you could go wrong. 🙂

Skin tone: fair neutral.
Most flattering: emerald and grass green.
Least flattering: grey. You know that pale-to-medium grey marl fabric of a lot of men’s T-shirts and sweatshirts? That kind of grey. Makes me look dead!
Way to wear it: I do have two or three grey eyeliners from sets, and I make them work with a lot of warm pink. They’re also good choices for a look where the liner goes on first and the shadow goes on over top. For lip products, shades that are too nude or too brown also make me look dead, but those can usually be rescued by a cool pink lipliner.

Your skin tone/colouring: Fair and cool
What colour do you find you wear best?: Blue.
What colour do you find least flattering?: Green.
Have you found a way to wear your least flattering colour?: I find greens that have some sort of teal or gold duochrome to them slightly more bearable, and I can wear green liner now!

Skin tone: Light Neutral, Nars Mont Blanc
Color I wear best: lips: cool reds, eyes neutrals and green
Color that’s least flattering: lips: Orange/Coral, eyes: pastels
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” colors: I don’t really try with my eyes since I’m just not a pastel kind of person. I’m actually looking for an orange lip color that will work because I’m kind of an over the top fan when it comes to my baseball team and their colors are orange and black.

Your skin tone/coloring: very, very fair, neutral to slight yellow undertones,

What color do you feel you wear best? Pinks, both blue based and yellow based

What color do you feel is least flattering? Olives, they just make me look sallow and bruised

Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Not really, everytime I try an eye shadow combo, I’m disappointed.

Skin coloring: medium light (NW20 in winter, NW25 in summer)
Colors I wear best: orange-toned reds, rusts, corals, warm nudes
Least flattering: cool light pink lipsticks; any eyeshadow that is pink, rose, burgundy, rust
Found a way to wearing “least flattering” in flattering way? Actually, my acknowledgement that I simply can’t wear those colors, no matter how hard I tried, was quite freeing. I gave all the unusable products away to a friend who could wear them and I decided to spend my money on things that made sense on me, not things I never would find suitable.

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium-dark (NARS Sheer Glow Tahoe)
What color do you feel you wear best? I think I look really good with medium or dark pinks, personally! NARS Audacious Fanny is my current love.
What color do you feel is least flattering? Pale colors in general, especially nudes and purples.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Lip liner. It really does change everything!

Your skin tone/coloring: light and warm
What color do you feel you wear best? Gray and brown on the eyes, coral and peach on the cheeks and lips.
What color do you feel is least flattering? Plum on my eyes. I like it but it makes me look like I’m sick. Light cool pinks on the lips, just looks terrible on me.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? I can wear plum on my lids if paired with cooler shades, like true purple, lilac, green, etc… For the baby pink on the lips, nothing can make it work.

Your skin tone/coloring: very fair (neutral)
What color do you feel you wear best? Emerald green (clothes); rose, true red (makeup)
What color do you feel is least flattering? Hot pink (any neon, really)
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? I can wear accents (belts, shoes, purses), but there is just no way to make it work against my skin. Oh well!

Skin Tone: medium dark neutral/golden undertones.

What color do you feel you wear best? Warm sunset colors ( bronze, gold, red, orange, etc) and jewel tones ( purple, green, blue, etc). At makeup counters MUAs always saddle me with rosy plum lipsticks and blushes.

What color is the least flattering? Cool toned baby pink. Even as a kid I didn’t like baby pink because it reminded me of Pepto Bismol.

Have I found a way to wear it? Sure, I have – I wear warm pink eyeshadows and blushes. I love Mac’s Rose e/s and the Naked 3 palette. My only pink regret is my Tarte Exposed blush. It’s such a pretty nude pink blush, but my golden brown cheeks just washes it out (lol). I’m determined to wear it so I’m experimenting with warmer pink/plum blushes to pair with it.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair neutral; auburn hair, hazel/green eyes

What color do you feel you wear best? Lipstick: Bright reds, pinks and corals. Cheeks – bright coral. Eyes – purples.

What color do you feel is least flattering? Eyes – dark, matte, muddy browns and taupes; pastel/light blues. Cheeks – anything too dark and cool. Lips – nude (matching my skin tone).

Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way?

I think anybody can wear any color. It’s just a matter of finding the right shades. If I like a color, I’ll find a shade of it I can wear. If I love a particular shade, I’ll wear it in small amounts, or pair it with something that makes it flattering. Examples: If I really want pastel blue eyecolor, I’ll wear it as lower lash liner, or pair it more flattering purples. Nude lips: I’ll go a little darker, pinker and browner, or add a shimmery gloss on top. Some vampy lipsticks give me “corpse face” (especially dark blues, browns and blacks), so I wear a warmer, brighter blush with them.

Skin tone – very fair, porcelain skin
Best colour: greens – olive, khaki, forest, mint; blues – navy, arctic; greys, some neutrals – taupe, gold
Least flattering: reds (with red hair a no-no); purples, dark browns
Incorporate least flattering colour. This is interesting because a few of my new clothes have shades of purple in them. I bought some Clinique products and received a bag of goodies. In it was a chubby stick of lavish lavender. I have used it when I have been wearing these clothes and it is quite good.

■Your skin tone/coloring: Light olive
■What color do you feel you wear best?: Warm rose
■What color do you feel is least flattering?: Coral
■Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Yes, as sheer lipgloss paired with a cooler toned blush!

skintone: very light olive (neutral to cool, green undertone)

most flattering: olives, plums, brick red, jewells, any muted colours

least flattering: mustard yellow, peaches, corals, any brights other than red

wearing: I never buy them myself, but if I get something as a present and want to put it on occassionally, I pair it with more flattering colours or I mute it with brown or grey. However, I would love to find a peachy blush and lipstick that look good on me and haven´t yet. (Any tips, ladies? Thanks!)

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, neutral/cool undertones
What color do you feel you wear best?: On lips it’s cool pinks/blue-reds, and blues, greys, and greens on eyes.
What color do you feel is least flattering?: Browns everywhere, and oranges on lips. Reds or pinks on eyes.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way?: Kind of, I have a brownish-pink nude lipstick that works but brown eye-liner or shadow ages me a lot. I also have a dark orange lipstick that I like (MAC Korean Candy). I have some pastel pink shadows that work too (Cargo Suited to a Tea palette), but it has to be quite a pale and light pink or it looks awful.

Your skin tone/coloring: Red/strawberry blonde hair, grey-blue eyes, fair/light pink skin tone – MUFE Face & Body #36 / MUFE Liquid Lift #7
What color do you feel you wear best? Pinks and burgundy/cranberry
What color do you feel is least flattering? Grey and silver
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? I can wear silver in the bottom, inner corner of my eye. I can wear some brownish-grays.

Your skin tone/coloring: Yellow based medium tan (MAC NC40, NARS Stromboli/Barcelona)
What color do you feel you wear best?: Corals that lean orange; purples; bronzes; golds.
What color do you feel is least flattering?: Greens
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way?: pop of color on lash lines or eyeliner

Your skin tone/coloring: NW10/15
What color do you feel you wear best? Red for lips, and taupe on the eyes. The latter is flattering on everybody. The former makes a statement against my pale skin.
What color do you feel is least flattering? I’m very cool toned, so definitely anything with a strong yellow-brown undertone. Peaches and orangey-coppers look awful on me. Warm pinks aren’t excessively flattering either.
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? My summer skintone is more neutral, so I can sometimes get away with more yellow in my makeup. I do have to offset it with a fair bit of cooler neutrals, though.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair- neutral to warm undertones (redhead)
What color do you feel you wear best? Peach, corals, warm browns
What color do you feel is least flattering? Light blue-based pinks
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Not… really. Sadly. 🙁 They just don’t look right.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/light with yellow undertone
What color do you feel you wear best? blues and purples
What color do you feel is least flattering? I honestly don’t know if I consider any colors “unflattering” on me. Not much clashes with brown eyes. 😛
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Nothing special! If I avoid a color, it’s just because I don’t like it. Otherwise, I’ll wear whatever.

Your skin tone/coloring: Dark neutral
What color do you feel you wear best? I feel my best in purple, fuchsia, berry wine shades or any color with blue undertones.
What color do you feel is least flattering? Pale pinks
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? I work with it. I add another color and blend it to make it work for my skin tone.

Your skin tone/coloring: Tan/golden tan
What color do you feel you wear best? Jewel tones, (navy blue, burgundy, deep emerald green, etc)
What color do you feel is least flattering? Pink! Yuck!
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? Very carefully in an ombre lip. or a very light hand in blush.

Your skin tone/coloring: Cool-neutral, fair-light with both pink and yellow undertones
What color do you feel you wear best? whites & greys, jewel-tone blues and cool purples
What color do you feel is least flattering? orange, warm yellows, coppers, bronzes
Have you found a way to wear your “least flattering” in a flattering way? No. I look like a dialysis patient.

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