Survey Says… August 7th, 2019

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Best foundation for perfected skin?
  • Best highlighter for glowing skin?
  • Best your-lips-but-better lip color?

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Your skin tone/coloring: Light skin tone, green eyes, s&p hair

Best foundation for perfected skin? Estée Lauder Double Wear. Nothing even comes close for my skin.

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Diorskin Nude Luminizer (Pink Glow is my favorite shade)

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? MAC Modesty is my #1 MLBB. I like MAC Hug Me if I want to go really sheer.

Your skin tone/coloring: Next to my name. (Blue-green eyes)

Best foundation for perfected skin? Lancome Teint Idole 24H Foundation! Unfortunately, I bought the wrong shade, as it is too dull neutral. However, I did manage to figure out that 330N would work far better than the 360N, because 330N is warmer, but same depth.

Best highlighter for glowing skin? A tie between ABH Amrezy and Dose Of Colors Miramé!

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Either PMG Omi or MAC Cosmo. Same shade almost, but different finishes. I still love Guerlain’s Air Kiss or UD Broken for a “My Lips But Shimmery” effect.

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

Best foundation for perfected skin? I always feel like my skin looks great in the No.7 Lift and Illuminate Triple Action Serum Foundation; I don’t like, or own anything that is super full coverage or flawless.

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter for a Superstar Youth Glow.

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Either Tom Ford Lip Color in Casablanca (a few shades darker than my lips, which I prefer because my lips are not very pigmented) or Perricone MD No Lipstick Lipstick.

Skin/coloring- dark brown hair, dark green eyes, light skin- BB sand is a good match
Best foundation for perfected skin- I was just in London where I visited the Suqqu counter and I purchased Nude Air which is a serum foundation. It looks like your skin but better!
highlighter-I am inconsistent with highlighters so I don’t really have a favorite
Lips but better- just one? I love Burberry kisses sheer English Rose which seems to be discontinued( have a few!), The new Suqqu moisture rich shade 2 which is a pinky peach nude. I also really like Chantecaille lip chic in Hyacinth.

Your skin tone/coloring: light, MAC NC 15-20, med brown hair and eyes, oily skin

Best foundation for perfected skin? MAC Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Becca Moonstone

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Urban Decay Ex Girlfriend

Skin tone is under my name.
Best foundation for perfected skin: Chosungah Luminous Light Blend in shade 01 porcelain. I have a few others that I really like also but this would be the one that makes my skin look the best. I have been using Dior Forever Skin Glow and really like it also. I have quite a few S. Korean cushion foundations and they are all wonderful. I don’t get as much coverage from them but some days all I need is a little evening out and then just use concealer for anything that needs covering. I get quite a lot of compliments on my skin and the other day, while wearing the Dior, I had three separate people in my little town of less than 300, that I had beautiful skin. The girl at the MAC counter in Spokane told me on two separate occasions and said, “I can’t get over what beautiful skin you have.” I was wearing the Dior each time. My daughter teases me about it because I don’t think my skin looks good at all. I am always complaining, as most of you know, about my pigmentation, wrinkles, big pores, etc. My daughter always tells me that she can’t see it but I know my face and I know exactly where to look! I think I am harder on myself than other people.

Best highlighter: I actually don’t have a favorite. I am careful with highlighter because between being fair complected and having every thing make me look either ghostly, bruised or like a disco ball, I have to be really selective. I also need highlighters that don’t disrupt my base because my pigmentation occurs most prevalent on the tops of my cheekbones. I would say my favorite is one of the Dior Luminizer’s in either 01 or 02 with 02 Pink Glow being my favorite.

MLBB: I don’t really have one. My lips are pretty pigmented and I tend to like darker shades so while it isn’t a MLBB shade, I tend to use MAC Twig or Whirl like most people would use a MLBB.

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

Best foundation for perfected skin? Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation (I wear Ivoire 90 N).

Best highlighter for glowing skin? MUG Celestial; Notoriously Morbid Osteomancy; Laura Geller Diamond Dust Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Urban Decay Sheer Rapture

You guys are killing me! I bought NINE Urban Decay Lipsticks last week during Ulta’s sale and Rapture is “the one that got away” I kept toying with the idea of it (Another $10 isn’t going to hurt anyone…) but finally decided I had a million colors that dance around the coloring of Rapture that I could live without it. For now.

Your emphasis of how lovely it is makes me wish I had acquired it. Only a matter of time until I do at this point, lol.

Your skin tone/coloring: very pale, neutral-warm, blue eyes, teal hair
Best foundation for perfected skin? L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear is doing it for me lately. Gorgeous finish, nice coverage, does not feel heavy. I’d recommend it to everyone as long as they can stand the smell (it has a strong perfume-y scent at first, but it isn’t unpleasant for me.)
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Japanoesque’s Kumadori highlighter in Golden Pearl. I think their color cosmetics line is done, but this is the perfect everyday highlight for a pretty, natural-looking glow. If I want something more in-your-face I would probably pick Becca Lilac Geode or Vanilla Quartz, depending on the blush I am wearing.
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Not really a MLBB, but my favorite natural-looking nude is L’Oreal Fairest Nude. Catrice In a Rose Garden is a my lips but pinker lipstick that’s very nice and looks quite natural as well.

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

Best foundation for perfected skin?
Estee Lauder Double Wear / MAC Prolongwear Waterproof / Becca Ultimate Coverage

Best highlighter for glowing skin?
MAC Emphasize (aka subtle, this girl doesn’t like too much glow)

Best your-lips-but-better lip color?
MAC Brave

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool
Best foundation for perfected skin? Diorskin Forever (the slightly older one with SPF – not sure if it’s been discontinued), followed by IT CC Cream and Guerlain Lingerie de Peau
Best highlighter for glowing skin? just one? Oh dear…maybe Guerlain Cruel Gardenia (works for all over the face, not just cheekbones, Cupid’s bow) and Dior Glowing Pink Nude Air (LE) or 002 Nude Air Luminzer. I also really love Milani Afterglow Strobelight (great product at a great price)
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? MAC Plumful and Laura Mercier Healthy Lips (though it doesn’t stay on very long).

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name.
Best foundation for perfected skin? Now when it’s hot and humid is either Bare Minerals Original Powder Foundation or CoverFX Custom Cover Drops mixed with the suncreen. The latter allows me to create a customized foundation with the suncreen, and thus to avoid another layer of product.
Best highlighter for glowing skin? I don’t use one during the summer as the humidity brings up the glow in my skin.
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? The best MLBB that looks good on me has to pull pink and not brown, mauve or orange. My absolute favorite is Dior Lip Tattoo in #351 Natural Nude. Two other faves are Clinique Bare Pop and its close dupe, MAC Sunset Rose from the MAC x Padma Lakshmi collection.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair & Warm, platinum blonde
Best foundation for perfected skin? Nothing has ever beat my Cle de Peau Silky Cream for ease of application, amazingly perfected finish and comfort in wear!
Best highlighter for glowing skin? I’m still using my Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight 01 for the glowing look – it is an amazing bargain dupe for my apricot Cle de Peau Luminizer and I do not ever think I will hit pan on the generously sized compact. My 2 nieces do bridal makeup for Indian & western style weddings – I bought them both the EPN & they loved it so much they bought backups!
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Estee Lauder’s Pink Parfait in their Pure Color formula – hope EL never discontinues this shade because I have been wearing it since the 80s. Love the formula for its comfort & long wear and the slightly cool pink with pearly shimmer perfectly suits my warm ivory complexion.

Neutral Fair (Fairest from January through June)
Best foundation Barrelle 30 Cool, extra-pale (Higher end dup, MAC Dual-finish Foundation NW15)
Best highlighter for glowing skin? At 61, I think it would look bloody silly on me, although I have, on occasion, used the pink included in the Romantic Rose palette from LORAC.
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? The closest I’ve come is mixing Estee Lauder’s Rebellious Rose and Urban Decay’s Ravenswood. (Any suggestions are welcome.)

Your skin tone/coloring: Light, muted, and neutral with medium brown hair
Best foundation for perfected skin? Not a foundation connoisseur but I reach for Fenty when I want coverage and a great match. I just spot conceal and am a skincare fanatic 98% of the time though.
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Becca Pearl Liquid is my GOAT, been using it for years
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? NARS Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Pencil OR YOU GUYS OR! line with Dolce Vita but fill in with Lipstick Queen Bright Natural Saint for a more natural finish and multidimensionality

Skin tone/coloring: light to medium with yellow undertones, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes
Best foundation for perfected skin: Fenty foundation makes my skin look perfect; very good coverage, without becoming cakey

Best highlighter: the Balm Mary Lou Manizer is still, after many years, the best for my skin tone
Best your lips butt better lipstick: Chanel Coco Shine Le Baiser, a pinch of color on the lips

Your skin tone/coloring: light-medium, yellow undertones, best foundation matches include Bare in Hourglass’ Immaculate Liquid to Powder foundation and 2W in Dior Backstage (LOVE ITTTT).

Best foundation for perfected skin? Fenty Pro Filt’r applied sheer, or mixed with Giorgio Armani Power Fabric. The Pro Filt’r shade I have (230) dries down a tad too dark and peachy, while the Power Fabric shade I have (4) is a bit light, so I mix them for a better skintone match plus Power Fabric has more of a natural finish. Both have a lot of coverage, so all it takes is a drop of both.

Best highlighter for glowing skin? I was surprised by the natural and lit-from-within glow of bareMinerals’ Insivisible Glow! I use the shade Medium, it’s PERFECT.

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? The best I’ve found so far is Sleek MakeUp’s lip liner in Bare. I don’t wear MLBB lip colours much, though; it’s either sheer nude lipgloss or a nude that’s actually a bit lighter and cooler than my natural lip colour, like theBalm’s Mai Billsbepaid.

Your skin tone, coloring: Light, warm, blue eyes, auburn hair.
Best foundation(s); Lingerie de Peau 02W, Koh Gen Do 213; I am trying out PMcG light 7, which looks good.
Best highlighter: Kevin Aucoin Candlelight, Dior Nude.
MLBB: PMG, She’s Heaven

Your skin tone/coloring: Light Olive skin tone, green eyes, brown hair

Best foundation for perfected skin? It’s a tie for me between Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder and Natasha Denona Face Glow! (Can you tell I like glowy foundations? lol)

Best highlighter for glowing skin? The one I have used consistently for the last year (and actually hit pan on, what!?) is NARS Forte de France

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Ah, my beloved (discontinued) Tom Ford Revolve Around Me.

Best foundation for perfected skin? Mac Face and Body

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Betty Lou from The Balm or Becca.

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Touch from mac but the formula is too slippery to me

I don’t wear foundation nor highlighter
favorite MLBB: Nyx Cannes blotted with a lip balm on top of it. it doesn’t have a lot of lasting power though.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair-light / cool
Best foundation for perfected skin? YSL all hours fondation or Dior face and body
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless filter or new Marc Jacob highlighter (powder one, use it only couple of times but I love it)
Best your-lips-but-better lip color Bobby Brown crushes lipstick in Angel, Charlotte Tilbury pillow talk or Mac Velvet Teddy

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium, yellow-undertones
Best foundation for perfected skin? I’m loving the Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Foundation in Light Medium 13 actually. It’s gorgeous on the skin and is a breeze to apply/blend with fingers.
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Favorite is Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Frosted or Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals!! The perfect golden nude highlight shades for my skintone.
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Glossier Generation G in Cake or Leo

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