Survey Says... August 17th, 2022

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite powder eyeshadow formula?
  • Favorite one-and-done powder eyeshadow?
  • Favorite applicator for powder eyeshadow?


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Celesta Avatar

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

Favorite powder eyeshadow formula? For mattes, Natasha Denona. For shimmers/special shadows, it’s a tie between Clionadh Cosmetics and Terra Moons Cosmetics.

Favorite one-and-done powder eyeshadow? A deep multichrome is always a good one and done! But don’t make me choose, lol. It changes by the day.

Favorite applicator for powder eyeshadow? The Sonia Kashuk generic blending brush from Target. It’s, like, $3, but it’s become my favorite eyeshadow brush for packing on shadow in the outer corner, but also diffusing and blending. I have four or five of them. It’s amazing!

Mariella Avatar

Sonia Kashuk used to be available in Canada at Target and then Target pulled out of Canada. Before that, I got some of her brushes when we’d pop over the border. I love the SK brushes I have and 3 of them are up there with my absolute faves. Talk about excellent brushes and a great price. I find them better than the Real Techniques shadow brushes which are affordable but still pricier than SK’s brushes.

Christy Avatar

1. Your skin tone/coloring: Fair-light neutral
2. Favorite powder eyeshadow formula? Sydney Grace
3. Favorite one-and-done powder eyeshadow? I don’t really do one-and-done. I’d probably just use Frappe (Light) from the SG Coffee Talk palette if I had to just use one shadow
4. Favorite applicator for powder eyeshadow? Hakuhodo J5523, J142, J146, J5529, G5520, Smith small arrow

Erica Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light, MAC NC 20

Favorite powder eyeshadow formula? MAC, Lorac, Viseart, Natasha Denona, Pat McGrath, ABH, Dose of Colors, NARS

Favorite one-and-done powder eyeshadow? MAC Foiled Eyeshadows in Sand Tropez and Monaco-co, L’Oréal Amber Rush, MAC Amberlights

Favorite applicator for powder eyeshadow? I have a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow brush and a few MAC/Morphe blender brushes

Seraphine Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light neutral skin tone, green eyes, almost-black hair with natural gray highlights

Favorite powder eyeshadow formula? Matte. I don’t like sparkles on my eyes.

Favorite one-and-done powder eyeshadow? Clinique All About Shadow in Dusty Rose. It is a very sheer formula and must be used on top of primer or you will barely see any color. When I use it with NYX Proof It Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer, Dusty Rose is my favorite eyeshadow for one-and-done.

Favorite applicator for powder eyeshadow? I use various brushes by Sigma, MAC, and Real Techniques. Also, I use my little finger for packing color on my lid.

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: pale, cool
Favorite powder eyeshadow formula? just the one? (I feel this will be my response to every single one of these questions!) – probably the Marc Jacobs O!mega Gel formula, Inglot’s Pearl finish or MAC’s Veluxe Pearl formula
Favorite one-and-done powder eyeshadow? Just the one? Oh dear – UD’s Stray Dog and Marc Jacobs Brav!O are right up there….
Favorite applicator for powder eyeshadow? the old version of MAC’s 217 and 239 are right up there, along with a few good brushes I have from Smashbox and Stila (they used to make a double ended one that was a pain to store but a great brush)

Stephanie Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Pale, blue eyes, reddish hair

Favorite powder eyeshadow formula? SG, ND, PMG

Favorite one-and-done powder eyeshadow? I don’t really do one-and-dones anymore. If I am gonna wear makeup I am going all out.

Favorite applicator for powder eyeshadow? Morphe’s dupe of the MAC 217 blender for mattes/crease shades and fingers for shimmers, metallics, etc.

Rachel R. Avatar

Under my name; deep plum hair; hazel/green eyes.

Sydney Grace, Natasha Denona, Pat McGrath, Lethal Cosmetics

Notoriously Morbid Autumn Flower Loose Powder e/s (DC); My Pretty ZombiebEverything Looks Better on a Meat Hook loose e/s; MAC Bronze Collection Extra Dimension in Tide n Seek (LE); Tarte ROTS Wave and Mermaid (LE); MUFE Artist Shadow in I-544 Pink Granite (DC) .

Various brushes

Nancy T Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name (blue-green eyes, dark hair)

Favorite powder eyeshadow formula? Just about EVERY single one! Except PET glitter ones.

Favorite one-and-done powder eyeshadow? With my having such hooded almond shaped eyes I really need more dimension than any one single shadow came provide, so no such thing exists for me.

Favorite applicator for powder eyeshadow? Synthetic hair brushes for almost all my shadows. Some require fingertip application, though. And I really don’t mind doing so.

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Favorite powder eyeshadow formula? I really prefer soft shimmers, satins, metallics and foiled. My favourite formulas are PMG, ND, SG, Lorac and the old UD (from Nakeds 1 & 2)

Favorite one-and-done powder eyeshadow? Magellan’s Light from Temptalia’s On the Horizons palette, perhaps a soft grey shade from ND’s Glam. I tend not to do one and done eyeshadow looks.

Favorite applicator for powder eyeshadow? I use a variety of brushes – my favourite is a big blending brush from Real Techniques, UD’s double sided ones and a fine brush for applying a deeper colour next to the lashline.

Ana Maria Avatar

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

Favorite powder eyeshadow formula? MAC Satin and Matte

Favorite one-and-done powder eyeshadow? MAC Satin Taupe and Haux

Favorite applicator for powder eyeshadow? MAC 217 (the old natural fiber one, not the newer version)

Mariella Avatar

I’m with you on the old, natural hair brushes from MAC. I don’t think I’ve purchased a MAC brush since they switched to synthetic (same goes for Shiseido – they had a fantastic flat topped foundation brush but the new synthetic version is just cheap and nasty…seems almost like a brush you’d get at the hardware store for applying paint).

RedCork Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium with neutral-grey undertones
Favorite powder eyeshadow formula? I love mattes, I dislike satins (such as Tom Ford). My favourite eyeshadows are from Terra Moons, Devinah, Clionadth and some BH cosmetics.
Favorite one-and-done powder eyeshadow? I don’t do one-and-done because I love shadows too much ;). If it ever happened, it would be a single Terra Moons neon, or if i woke up very very late, I’d use MAC Starry night or NYX Skinny Dip.
Favorite applicator for powder eyeshadow? Synthetic brushes by Sigma, natural hair brushes by Wayne Goss, fingers and glue for metallic foils and multichromes.

Zia Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: above
Favorite powder eyeshadow formula? for mattes – Makeup Geek, Lorac, Lethal, Sydney Grace & for shimmers – Shine by SD
Favorite one-and-done powder eyeshadow? Fyrinnae Serendipity. It’s just so so pretty and the shift is like… not in your face, but so beautiful.
Favorite applicator for powder eyeshadow? my Chikuhodo brushes

kjh Avatar

Since somehow I’m goofing the entries, I just want to say thanks to SG for making some palette shades permanent as singles. Christine’s Parallax light as one and done.

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