Survey Says… August 20th, 2014

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  • Best brand for lipstick?
  • Best brand for eyeshadow?
  • Best brand for foundation?

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Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair/neutral
Best brand for lipstick? YSL, hands down!
Best brand for eyeshadow? Urban Decay. The Naked 3 palette is perfection for my coloring.
Best brand for foundation? Rimmel. Their Stay Matte foundation is the best mattifying foundation there is.

This is a tough one to answer because I don’t have an across the board favourite for any of those items; so much depends on selection available (some great companies have a very limited selection of shades) and can vary from lipstick to lipstick within the same brand (same for eyeshadow, etc.). And my answers would probably change from week to week. But I’ll give it a whirl

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
Best brand for lipstick? Bite Beauty
Best brand for eyeshadow? Toss up between Inglot and Urban Decay
Best brand for foundation? toss up between Guerlain, Shiseido and Clarins

I thought this one was hard for the same reasons. For most surveys I can relatively quickly pick an answer but for this one I really had to think about it…and I ended going with what I own the most of and actually use rather than favorites because I have none haha

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair (NC15/ Nars Mont Blanc) and neutral-cool, Black hair, Blue/ Grey eyes
Best brand for lipstick? Guerlain, although Armani is a close second, I find Guerlain colours more unique
Best brand for eyeshadow? Rouge Bunny Rouge. Mostly neutrals, but I have to remind myself not to reach for them every day.
Best brand for foundation? I’m still looking for my holy grail of foundation, but I have to say that I really love Urban Decay Naked Skin. I find it’s as good as formulas that cost 50% more.

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Warm (NC30)
Best brand for lipstick? Estee Lauder
Best brand for eyeshadow? Tie between Urban Decay and Too Faced
Best brand for foundation? I’ve only used drugstore foundations, so it’s a tie between L’oreal and Covergirl.

Skintone/Coloring: Fairly light, very neutral; dark-featured.

Lipstick: Revlon; no “offensive” scents, non-irritating/drying, massive range of shades/formulas/finishes, inexpensive, and easily obtainable.

Eyeshadow: NARS or Kat von D; interesting, yet wearable shades, variety of finishes, very pigmented.

Foundation: I don’t think anyone can really answer this one… Everyone has different needs when it comes to foundation. Sometimes we find the perfect shade, but the formula isn’t right, or we find something that has the perfect finish, but sacrifice longevity.

If I were pressed to choose one, I’d go with Ardency Inn, as they have the Americana Custom Color Concentrate, and it can be customized with any skincare product. The biggest downside is the shade range; it spans light to dark well, but lacks variety in undertones-I have to go a bit darker in order to not go too pink or yellow…

Skintone: I run light/ medium (depending on the season) and neutral/ warm
Best Brand for Lipstick: oh, lord… Chanel!
Best Brand for Eyeshadow: Very tough question (I have a serious addiction here). I like UD’s mattes & neutrals for versatility, especially since their reformulations. But Kat Von D has some seriously impressive Mac dupes… *sigh*
Best Foundation: Lately, I’ve been more of a BB (Boscia and Stila) + Hourglass lighting veil kinda girl… but when I do use actual foundation, it’s Clinique (Superbalanced is lovely).

Your skin tone/coloring: Fairest of them all, cool
Best brand for lipstick? MAC for high-end, Maybelline for drugstore
Best brand for eyeshadow? Urban Decay for high-end, NYX for drugstore
Best brand for foundation? Urban Decay for high-end and Cover Girl for drugstore 🙂

Skin tone: Snow White
Lipstick: My largest collection is MAC
Eye shadow: Hard choice. Tarte palettes have a lot of soft colors that aren’t harsh on fair skin.
Foundation: It is truly difficult to find a foundation light enough for me. Laura Mercier Mineral powder or Revlon color stay.

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain
Best brand for lipstick? Make Up For Ever and Urban Decay.
Best brand for eye shadow? MUFE and UD (again, they’re my go-to brands)
Best brand for foundation? I don’t wear foundation, only translucent powder. My favorite brands for that are Physician’s Formula and Too Faced.

Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral, Medium-Dark (NC42)
Best brand for lipstick? NARS, Buxom
Best brand for eyeshadow? Urban Decay, Fyrinnae,
Best brand for foundation? Make Up For Ever

Your skin tone/coloring: — NC15/ NARS Gobi

Best brand for lipstick? — Well, MAC has a great color selection at an affordable price. Bite beauty has a fantastic, moisturizing, long-wearing formula. YSL has incredibly luxe, gorgeous packaging. I love em all.

Best brand for eyeshadow? — MAC wins again in terms of variety, but their formula is not my favorite. The best from the drugstore has to be L’Oreal; their Infallible eyeshadows are amazing. Best of high end IMO is Laura Mercier; buttery and pigmented and easy to blend without a ton of fallout.

Best brand for foundation? — Hourglass makes a mean foundation. I wear their Veil Foundation during the cooler months and Immaculate Foundation in the hot hot summer.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
Best brand for lipstick? MAC
Best brand for eyeshadow? Urban Decay
Best brand for foundation? Dior

Your skin tone/coloring: medium (well, quite tanned at the moment), brown hair/eyes
Best brand for lipstick? Guerlain, Armani and I love Burberry ,too!
Best brand for eyeshadow? Armani (their ETK are amazing!), Mac’s permanent collection has a lot of good eyeshadows,too!
Best brand for foundation? Armani again! I am a sucker for Armani and I am currently using my 3rd bottle of Luminous Silk foundation…best foundation ever for me!

I do not have access to Tom Ford, Urban Decay, Illamasqua and Hourglass unfortunately..I am sure they have amazing products as well!

Your skin tone/coloring: very fair neutral
Best brand for lipstick? YSL
Best brand for eyeshadow? Makeupgeek
Best brand for foundation? Giorgio Armani

Your skin tone/coloring: NW10/15
Best brand for lipstick? Agh, that’s a tough one because I have so many…I guess if I had to pick just one based on what I’d own, it would probably be Dior, but Guerlain and Maybelline aren’t very far behind.
Best brand for eyeshadow? Urban Decay
Best brand for foundation? Not a huge foundation person, but I liked Maybelline’s FITMe line and Dior’s Skinfinish.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair/Neutral
Best brand for lipstick? Bite Beauty
Best brand for eyeshadow? Louise Young Cosmetics
Best brand for foundation? Only one I use : Mac Face and Body

Light to medium with neutral
Lipstick Guerlain or MUFE
Eyeshadow…. Havent found one yet… Metier de Beaute? The last ones from Nars seem quite good too. MUFE?
Foundation? Nars Tinted Moisturizer hands down! I like Guerlain Lingerie too.

Skin tone colouring – NC-15-ish
Best lipstick brand – depending on the colour: Guerlain, GA, Burberry
Best eyeshadow brand – depending on colour – NARS, MUFE, Burberry
Best foundation – Cle de Peau, Guerlain and GA Maestro (in summer only)

This one is hard! I don’t really have like all-time favorites and not sure if my choices are “the best” BUT they are what I’d recommend based on what I have tried and own and use the most of.

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Tan (NC40 is too light right now; NC42 is too dark)
Best brand for lipstick: Milani; Urban Decay
Best brand for eyeshadow: Inglot; Urban Decay
Best brand for foundation: I’ve been switching btwn EX1 or L’Oreal’s Optiblur Lift or RCMA

Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium with yellow undertones.
Best brand for lipstick? MAC and Kat Von D.
Best brand for eyeshadow? Urban Decay and MAC.
Best brand for foundation? Chanel and Revlon

Your skin tone/coloring: very fair and pink-toned
Best brand for lipstick? YSL or Mac
Best brand for eyeshadow? Urban Decay
Best brand for foundation? Mac

Skin tone/coloring: fair/neutral
Best lipstick formula: Maybelline Color Sensational
Best brand for eyeshadow: Urban Decay/LORAC – it’s a tie for me.
Best brand for foundation: This is a tough one for me. There is something I don’t like about every foundation I have ever used. I guess I’ll go with Lancome TI Ultra.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light to Medium

Best brand for lipstick? Revlon and MAC. I love the variety of finishes that both brands offer and the range of colors. Revlon is my go-to lip brand at the drugstore and if I want a little splurge I buy MAC.

Best brand for eyeshadow? I really love Urban Decay and theBalm, I feel like they make really smooth and pigmented eyehsadows.

Best brand for foundation? I don’t really have a best brand for foundation because I think I like something from a lot of different brands, but my HG is Estee Lauder Double Wear. It works so well on my oily skin.

Skin tone: light medium olive
Best brand of lipstick?: I want to say Urban Decay because they’re my favorite lipstick formula, but they don’t offer any matte shades. I’m going to have to say Mac because they offer a variety of finishes and colours, and are reasonably priced.

Best brand of eyeshadow?: Inglot for a variety of finishes, e.g. mattes, satins, frosts, and a myriad of colours. Plus, they’re pretty cheap and you can customize your own palettes.

Best brand of foundation?: This one’s tough because I’m not too familiar with many foundations. I tend to find something I like and stick to it forever because I’m so picky. Maybe NARS since they have quite a few different shades and undertones as well as offering different formulas like Sheer Glow, the matte one, and a TM.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Warm
Best brand for lipstick? Dior
Best brand for eyeshadow? Chanel
Best brand for foundation? Clinique for me (no scent!)

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/cool
Best brand for lipstick? MAC has a very wide selection of colors and formulas, so I would have to choose them. The amplified and retro mattes are well worth it! The prices are spectacular for the product. Dior is amazing, but I would not have nearly as many colors given the prices.
Best brand for eyeshadow? It depends, really. Urban Decay is great for neutrals (and I love the Electric pressed pigment palette for bold color). I like MUFE for seasonal color palettes, but they are not always dependable (eg. Technicolor palette which was bloody awful).
Best brand for foundation? MAC. I have been using one formula or another since I was 16. It is almost impossible to find my shade (I mix NW10 Studio Fix with white Face and Body). Sculpt is my favorite, but NW15 is too pink for me and NC15 is too yellow. Thinking about various brands, I remember when I was younger and I went to makeup counters I always got matched to the brands’ lightest shade which was 2-3 shades too dark for me (with lots of MUA quips about my fair complexion). I hated the orangey oxidized face next to my fair body! I did find an Illamasqua shade that was the right color, but the formula was terrible (Rich Liquid in 115). I will stiple a little on again when the weather is not so humid (I only wore 3-4 times). I am the princess and the pea with foundation. I ordered Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in porcelain today, so I will see. But for the past 10 years, MAC has been my go-to foundation.

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium-light Tan on the warmer side
Best brand for lipstick? Maybelline & Too Faced
Best brand for eyeshadow? Bare Minerals Ready & The Balm
Best brand for foundation? Estee Lauder & L’Oreal

Your skin tone/coloring: NC30

Best brand for lipstick? Maybelline

Best brand for eyeshadow? It’s a toss up between Urban Decay and Lorac…

Best brand for foundation? Covergirl (Stay Fabulous 3-in-1)

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with yellow undertones – Mac NW20.
Best brand for lipstick: Mac!
Best brand for eyeshadow: Marc Jacobs
Best brand for foundation: YSL

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/neutral
Best brand for lipstick? Hmm, I don’t really wear lipstick, does tinted lipbalm count ;)?
Best brand for eyeshadow? UD & Inglot for powders and Bobbi Brown for creme products
Best brand for foundation? I’ve consistently had really good luck with Clinique

Your skin tone/coloring: NC50
Best brand for lipstick? MUFE (I like the Rouge Artist Natural line.)
Best brand for eyeshadow? LORAC (I LOVE my Original Pro Palette!)
Best brand for foundation? MUFE and Sephora Collection

Your skin tone/coloring: Light with yellow undertones
Best brand for lipstick? Burberry OR Guerlain
Best brand for eyeshadow? Urban Decay OR bareMinerals
Best brand for foundation? Prescriptives OR bareMinerals

■Your skin tone/coloring:NC20ish
■Best brand for lipstick? I’ll choose this based on the brands I own most, which are MAC and NYX.
■Best brand for eyeshadow? They’re not all without flaw, but I love me my UD.
■Best brand for foundation? Well, my closest thing to HG is Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H in 210N, so I’ll go with that.

Your skin tone/coloring: NW 20/23 (fair, neutral/cool)
Best brand for lipstick? I enjoy MAC’s and Urban Decay’s new revolution formula
Best brand for eyeshadow? I’d say urban decay has the most consistently awesome eyeshadows. Their formulas are super smooth and buttery, and the pigmentation is almost always rich.
Best brand for foundation? Make Up Forever. I LOVE their HD Invisible cover foundation. Nicely buildable coverage that really makes your skin look flawless.

Coloring – Snow White
Lipstick Brand – Lipstick Queen!
Best brand for eyeshadow – Silk Naturals. She can do obscene things with neutrals.
Best brand for foundation – Trish McEvoy. Now if only I could afford it!

Your skin tone/coloring: cool-neutral vampire

Best brand for lipstick? Oof, that’s a hard one! I tend to think, though, that if you average across all factors (price, shade range, textures, hydration, availability, etc etc), Revlon stacks up pretty highly! Lots of other brands win in individual categories for me, though.

Best brand for eyeshadow? Well, I have limited brand experience for eyeshadow, but in the experience I *do* have, Urban Decay is the best!

Best brand for foundation? I *love* both the powder foundation and the BB cream I have from YSL, so I’ll go with them! (Also an area that I’ve tried maybe three or four brands only in though). 😛

Skin tone-Dark neutral to red
Best brand for Lipstick – Revlon (Colorstay in particular)
Best brand for Eyeshadows – Inglot
Best brand for Foundation – Black Opal, Urban Decay, or Smashbox

This was hard! I don’t own very much designer or really high-end stuff, either, so I can’t judge them.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair neutral

Best brand for lipstick? MAC, Max Factor

Best brand for eyeshadow? BareMinerals, Urban Decay, Bobbi Brown

Best brand for foundation?
Powdered: BareMinerals original in very fair
Stick/Cream: Bobbi Brown: Alabaster
BB Cream: Olay Fresh Effects Fair-to-Light
I don’t use liquid foundation.

I would have answered Max Factor for lipstick, but we haven’t had it in the US for about 6 years… My HG foundation is actually PanStick, and I’m sooo glad I grabbed 2 on clearance before they were DC’d!

I’m in the US, too, so I’ve only been able to get it online. I got some MF lipsticks and a lipgloss recently from Overstock.com. They had some shades of PanStick, as well.

I never used the PanStick, but it’s legendary. So awful for all the regular users. Glad you were able to snag a couple of your shade.

Skin tone – nw15 Green eyes , Red Hair.
Lip brand- Mac
Eye Shadow brand- Urban Decay or Mac
Foundation Brand- Mac
And I would not have called myself a Mac girl.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool undertones.
Best brand for lipstick? Bite Beauty for formula, but MAC for color.
Best brand for eyeshadow? Urban Decay.
Best brand for foundation? Either NARS or Bobbi Brown.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15
Best brand for lipstick? It’s really a toss up between MAC and Urban Decay. I love the formula of Urban Decay but love the range of colors from MAC.
Best brand for eyeshadow? Urban Decay is my first choice with MAC being a very close second. Both have an amazing color range and both formulas last a very long time on me personally.
Best brand for foundation? For me personally, I love MAC’s pro longwear liquid. I know not everyone is going to say they love it bc everyone has their own preference but for me it’s just hands down the best. It’s a perfect match for my skintone and is just what I look for in a foundation. I’ve tried others but always come back to this one.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair-Light/Neutral
Best brand for lipstick? I’ll always be wanting something from NARS or Guerlain.
Best brand for eyeshadow? Urban Decay or Inglot for both quality and color selection.
Best brand for foundation? For what I prefer, Chanel.

Skin tone/colouring: warm, olive.
Best brand for lipstick: Guerlain, Giorgio Armani and YSL
Best brand for eyeshadow: YSL, Guerlain, Elizabeth Arden.
Best band for foundation: Of the ones that I’ve tried :definitely Guerlain parure gold and parure de Lumiere, then YSL Teint éclat . Would love to try GA at some stage.

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium/yellow undertone
Best brand for lipstick? Chanel
Best brand for eyeshadow? Too faced/NARS
Best brand for foundation? Dior

Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral/Yellow toned pale

Best brand for lipstick? YSL or Too Faced Liquid Lipsticks

Best brand for eyeshadow? Too Faced or MAC

Best brand for foundation? YSL or Nars

Skin tone/ Coloring: Light to medium & Neutral-Warm
Best brand for lipstick: Mac
Best brand for eyeshadow: Makeup Geek & Inglot
Best brand for foundation: Armani

Your skin tone/coloring: light with pink undertones
Best brand for lipstick? Max Factor
Best brand for eyeshadow? Two Faced
Best brand for foundation? Estée Lauder

Your skin tone/coloring: neutral and shade nw20 and nc25 (depends on the season)
Best brand for lipstick: both ysl and nars
Best brand for eyeshadow: deciding between lorac and urban decay
Best brand for foundation: lancome for sure

Your skin tone/coloring: very fair/cool
Best brand for lipstick? Guerlain (Rouge G)
Best brand for eyeshadow? MAC in terms of good selection of colors and textures. Plus they have some great permanent shadows that are my favorites. Tom Ford is the best of the luxe shadows IMO.
Best brand for foundation? Chanel (Vitalimiere Aqua) one of the few brands that have a matching shade for me. Plus I LOVE the finish!

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15
Best brand for lipstick: A tie between Revlon and Mac
Best brand for eyeshadow: Urban Decay!!
Best brand for foundations: Revlon

skin tone/coloring: fair and neutral with a slight yellow undertone
best lipstick: Bite Beauty or Revlon
eye shadows: Urban Decay or Milani Bella shadows
best foundation: Lancome Teint Idole 24 hour for my oily/combo skin. It lasts beautifully and has a lovely soft matte finish without being overly so. Also the color match is spot on, a rarity for me.

Your skin tone/coloring: medium
Best brand for lipstick: Bobbi Brown
Best brand for eyeshadow: Giorgio Armani and Tom Ford
Best brand for foundation: Giorgio Armani and Burberry

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair (NC15)
Best brand for lipstick? Bite Beauty
Best brand for eyeshadow? Tough one…I’ve been really impressed with Makeup Geek. Also like MAC (esp the In Extra Dimension formula) and Tarte.
Best brand for foundation? That’s one I’m still figuring out!

Your skin tone/coloring: Sleek foundation shade Bamboo, equivalent to NC40-42
Best brand for lipstick? Catrice
Best brand for eyeshadow? MUA
Best brand for foundation? Sleek (it’s the only brand I’ve tried foundation in)

Your skin tone/coloring: very fair, pinkish.
Best brand for lipstick? MAC
Best brand for eyeshadow? Inglot
Best brand for foundation? MUFE

Your skin tone/coloring:
Medium-dark, golden tan, golden-olive undertone. MAC NC42.

Best brand for lipstick?
Giorgio Armani, Guerlain & Chanel.

Best brand for eyeshadow?
Urban Decay, Lorac, Giorgio Armani & Burberry.

Best brand for foundation?
Giorgio Armani.

I guess I have soft spot for Armani’s beauty products….

Your skin tone/coloring: light/neutral
Best brand for lipstick? Nars
Best brand for eyeshadow? Bare Minerals
Best brand for foundation? Idk about this one, not much experience

Your skin tone/coloring: Fairest Neutral Cool
Best brand for lipstick?
Best brand for eyeshadow?
Best brand for foundation?

I realized that I can’t answer this. Making decisions is not a skill of mine.

Your skin tone/coloring:light/ medium- neutral undertones
Best brand for lipstick? MAC for their wide selection of colors/ formulas
Best brand for eyeshadow? Urban Decay for their great quality and their palettes
Best brand for foundation? Clinique has been my favorite so far

Skin Tone Colouring: MAC NC20 or Chanel B20
Best Lipstick Brand: MAC
Best EyeShadow Brand: Dior
Best Foundation Brand: Chanel

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