Survey Says… December 13th, 2017

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • What’s your go-to red lipstick?
  • What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried?
  • How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow?

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Your skin tone/coloring: Pale, NC-15
What’s your go-to red lipstick? NARS Cruella. It gives me such a perfect red lip.
What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? Sugarpill Goldilux. It does require a glitter glue, but oh man does it wear beautifully!
How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Not very often, maybe once a month. I do love to pop a gorgeous shimmer on the center of my lid to add definition, but a true glitter shadow that requires the use of a glitter glue I wear rarely. Only when I want to look extra festive.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with cool undertones.

What’s your go-to red lipstick? I wear red lipstick more than the average bear because I have green eyes so I have several go-to red lipsticks. But I will say that my most used in the last year or so is Bite Sour Cherry and Makeup Monsters Brickhaus (liquid lipstick).

What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? I am not sure about best, but my most favorite/used is Kat Von D Crushed Metal in Flash from the Metal Matte palette!

How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? ….Often…at least weekly! Glitter glue is exceptionally common in my life!

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain

What’s your go-to red lipstick? Besame Noir Red or MAC Sin

What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? Sephora Girls Night Out

How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Maybe 10% of the time.

Your skin tone/coloring: NW15 (Sephora 1R04, MUFE Ultra HD R230)
What’s your go-to red lipstick? Besame Red Velvet (Agent Carter’s lipstick!) or Cherry Red
What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? MUFE ME728 Copper Red (UD Half-Baked for a less coppery gold/more true gold)
How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Once a week-ish if you count MUFE diamond finish shadows. The only other glitters I have are the Stila liquid ones I purchased very recently and have worn only once.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair and cool

What’s your go-to red lipstick?: I hate the name, but I love Underage Red from KvD.

What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried?: I’m not usually a big gold person, but I am obsessed with Chocolate Gold from the new TF Chocolate Gold palette!

How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow?: Very rarely – I wear shimmer shadows almost all the time, but I have a tough time with actual glitter shadows. I think I’ve only used my Moondust palette two or three times because I just can’t make it work.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light neutral

What’s your go-to red lipstick? I currently have two favorite go-to reds: Colourpop Ultra Satin in London Fog and ABH Matte Lipstick in Ruby.

What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? Looking through my palettes, I think I’ll go with Sunset from the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea 2 palette.

How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Never!

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/light with neutral undertones.
What’s your go-to red lipstick? I love NARS Cruella, and I have recently been using a lot of Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery!
What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? My favorite gold eyeshadow is probably Butter Cake from Colourpop’s Yes, Please! palette.
How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Almost never 🙁

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium w olive undertones MAC NC37, Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation N360, Fenty ProFilt’r 290 or 260, deep brunette, blue-green eyes w gold flecks.

What’s your go-to red lipstick? Oh boy! A few too many: Fenty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored, MAC Yoni Crush or Maria Moretti, and even though I’m not sure it is a “true” red, ever since I received my Pat McGrath Luxetrance Lipstick in Strangé, I’ve been ROCKING that brown tinged deep red to death!

What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? L’oreal Infallible Imperial Gold for a light, bright gold. For a gorgeous, classy daytime gold, I love the 2 lightest shades in Chanel Empriente du Desert quad!

How often do you wear glitter? Probably once or twice per week! I don’t go overboard, I just love it on my mid-lid as part of a halo or gradient look. The reflects never emphasize my fine lines, instead, it diffused them.

L’Oreal’s Imperial Gold – in fact all of their golds are stellar.
You will find this interesting Nancy, the other day I was in a Chanel store at a very large shopping centre and asked them about the Empriente du Desert quad, as I wanted to see it. I have read here on this blog about how fabulous it is – and to my very surprise, the MUA had never heard of it!
That’s how far behind some brands are here.

Nancy, I nearly put that top left “gold” shade from EduD in my list but looking at it, I thought it maybe was more of a light bronze… I need to look for the L’Oreal one. I honestly don’t know if it was ever released here in Canada (and the fact that some of the shades have different names here makes it even more confusing to try to locate a shade).

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
What’s your go-to red lipstick? Depends which day you ask me. Today, it’s either UD Mrs. Mia Wallace or Smashbox Red Rage
What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? has to be Sephora Girls Night out, with UD Strike (from the Vice2 palette) a close second
How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? at least once a week (I’m guessing this means “full on” glitter like Nars Hardwired type shadows)

Your skin tone/coloring: light, neutral

What’s your go-to red lipstick? Dragon Girl or Ruby Woo, I always love a cool, bright red matte lip. Givenchy Rouge Fetiche is gorgeous too and got several compliments when I wore it yesterday, plus it’s moisturizing and fades evenly. That one is subtly warm toned to my eye and very BRIGHT in a tasteful way. Finally, MUFE 401 Acrylip is my shiny maraschino dream color. Obviously I can’t chose just one, I’m too much of a red lip collector.

What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? Pat McGrath gold pigment by a landslide. It applies like molten gold, even dry!

How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Often. I have about a baker’s dozen LIT glitters I like to toss on otherwise natural looks, but I also (unlike basically everyone else in the known universe lol) really like UD’s glitter shadows, like Sidecar. I’m wearing it today in a Victoria’s Secret style smoky brown look, actually.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with neutral undertones; magenta/red hair; hazel/green eyes.

What’s your go-to red lipstick? I have a few. UD Mrs. Mia Wallace, MAC Von Teese, Too Faced La Matte in Rebel Heart, Sonia Kashuk Knock Out Beauty Matte Defining Lipstick in Power Punch, and Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Redrum.

What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? ColourPop SSS in Get Lucky and Amira, LORAC Unlimited and Gilded, and Ardency Inn Modster Maruka Honey in Heaven.

How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? At least a couple times a week. I love it!

Skin Tone/Coloring: NW-05-ish, Tom Ford Alabaster, Bobbi Brown Alabaster/Porcelain, KVD L41, Fenty 100, etc with cool-toned features but neutral skin.
Go-To Red: A very narrowed down list includes Guerlain Gigolo, Besame Red Velvet, NARS Cruella, Tom Ford Lost Cherry, any of the Ellis Faas Blood colors, Pat McGrath Sedition, Shiseido Nocturne, and a thousand more.
Best Gold Shadow: Of course Sugarpill Goldilux famously takes this take. It’s unreal. Also love PMG’s patinaed olive gold Gigabyte and of course any of her gold pigments (01 or 02) which are also perfect.
Glitter Shadow Frequency: I don’t wear a lot of “just glitter” products (i.e. loose glitter without color base) aside from onstage but I love a good shimmer and duochromes with glitter in them. I’m more of a glitter+pigment person than a glitter alone person. Though OCC makes some amazing holographic glitters.

♥ Your skin tone/coloring:
• Dark
• Warm/Golden undertone (touch of neutral)
• MAC NC44.5/45 or C7, MUFE 173, TO’s 3.0Y/3.1Y, IMAN Clay Medium/2

♥ What’s your go-to red lipstick?
• Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Lip Colour in (14) PASSION
❝ I think I’ve worn this color almost everyday this week. It’s a red that complements my yellow undertone so well. ❞

♥ What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried?
• MAC eyeshadow in WOODWINKED
❝ This warm gold color always brings me to my knees; it’s that gorge! ❞

♥ How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow?
❝ Very rarely. My oily lids are quite anti glitter. If I could estimate how many times per year I wear glitter eyeshadow, then I’d probably say about 3 times — and it’s always on a Friday. I feel bad-ass on Fridays. Lol ❞

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

What’s your go-to red lipstick? At the moment it is either Clarins Joli Rouge Red Terra or Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide lipstick in Rustic Red. I have to be careful with reds that they don’t turn pink on my lips – and so many of them do.

What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? I love gold eyeshadow! My all time favourite is UD’s Half Baked and Lorac’s Gilded (from the Pro Metals palette) for a softer gold look.

How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Never!

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/light with yellow to neutral undertones
What’s your go-to red lipstick? Burt’s Bees lip crayon in Napa Vineyard or ColourPop Ultra Metallic lipstick in Mugshot
What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? I’ve recently been loving Annabelle Chrome eyeshadow in Gold
How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? While I love shimmery and metallic shadows, I NEVER wear glitter shadows!

Your skin tone/coloring: light medium
What’s your go-to red lipstick? Smashbox legendary lipstick in Bing <3
What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? UD Half baked
How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Very little only for like New Year’s Eve i like the UD electric palette

Skin tone: Fair with cool undertones.

Go to red lipstick: Red and berries are my comfort zone so I have a lot of them. For many years I have thought of Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door Red as my favorite red lipstick. I love that shade and pretty much any cooler toned red. However, after trying the Pat McGrath formula and loving the shade Beautiful Creature, I think I have a new favorite.

Best gold e/s: I don’t wear a lot of gold and when I do I prefer either a green/gold or a white-pink/gold. I would have to say ColourPop Telepathic or Kathleen Lights.

How often do I wear glitter e/s: I wear a shimmery/duochrome shadow almost daily but rarely use actual glitter e/s.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair warm ~NC-10, blue eyes, brown hair w/copper highlights

What’s your go-to red lipstick? Bite’s Sour Cherry. It’s not perfect — I’m still looking for my perfect red — but it’s ok on me if I use a light touch and wear a lighter topper

What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? ABH soft gold.

How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Basically never — it’s been many years since I have.

Your skin tone/coloring: Deep tan with golden undertones (MAC C7)

What’s your go-to red lipstick? Hands down, MAC Ruby Woo

What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? Make Up For Ever I-42

How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Never, but I’d like to try it!

Skintone / coloring : light, MAC NC 20, med brown hair and eyes

Go to Red: Does MAC Viva Glam VI count? Otherwise I don’t have one bc I don’t really do red!

Best gold eyeshadow : I love MAC Patina as a more antique or dirty gold. Also love Suns Out Buns Out from the Trolls collection which is a wearable gold. And their pressed pigment in Day Gleam. So sad they’ve discontinued their pressed pigments. Been loving them lately. Also just picked up their extra dimension eyeshadow in sea worship from the CCO. That’s becoming a favorite too😊

How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow : pretty frequently. I usually wear shimmer on the eyelid. Lately if I’m not wearing a MAC pressed pigment, I’m wearing a glitter eyeshadow from ABH Prism Palette or KVD Saint and Sinner!

Lt>med coolish. Red? Seriously? Can’t even pick a top five in Nars, Besame, or Bite. And they have FAB reds, as do UD, kvd, CP. They seem fairly easy to formulate, translate in every finish. What is not to hoard, um, I mean love? Gold: don’t use much, but tend to like the Visearts, as they are so refined. Glitter, per se, not so much, but a glitter liner or a hit in midlid is fine, ~ once in every seven times I wear eye m/u. Never glitter blush, but s.t. like a bit of glitter in HL more than the metallic beam you can see from across Boston Harbor. Also s.t. like the glitter CP SSS more than the ultra metallics. Like Nancy said about the diffraction.

~lighter, cooler(nw20)

~ Urban Decay 69 or Gash/MAC Russian Red/Nars Mascate(how can I choose?!?)(I actually think NYX Snow White is pretty cute too)

~I looooove UD half-baked

~ehhhh, I like metallics and shimmer, not glitter so much.

Medium olive nc25 skin
Go to red is cargo paris love that lipstick all year. I actually hate golds on my skin maybe I’m to warm but bananas from too faced peanut butter and jelly palette is well loved. I probably where glitter 5 times a year. 😂 never for holidays.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/medium yellow to olive

What’s your go-to red lipstick? NARS Cruella. I always thought that because I have a warmer skin tone, I should wear warm-toned reds, but having black hair and dark eyes, I find that orangey reds are too much of a contrast against my colouring, and can make my skin tone look sallow. NARS Cruella has the perfect amount of depth and a raspberry tone that helps brighten the skin and make teeth look whiter.

What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? Maybe the gold in the Kat Von D Metal Matte palette but I rarely go for an intense gold like that. Most wearable gold that I actually get use out of is the Charlotte Tilbury Bette Eyes To Mesmerise.

How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Only once in a while but I do get influenced by the festive season to start wearing it more.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with pink undertones (Match: Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in 12 Beige Rose)
What’s your go-to red lipstick?: Sephora Lip Cream in 01 Always Red
What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? Chanel Les Ombres Multi-effects Quadra eyeshadow in Codes Elegants (Shade: #1)
How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Every time I have an event to go to. Lately I’ve only been using the glittery Chanel eyeshadow quad because the glitter is fine instead of coarse. Out of all of my eyeshadows, it requires the least amount of effort to apply.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with yellow undertones and surface redness/scarring.
What’s your go-to red lipstick? Tatcha Kyoto Red or Lipstick Queen Medieval
What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? Chanel Bronze Antique — the name is misleading, as it pulls WAY more gold on me
How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Almost never. It’s a major irritant on my sensitive eyelids.

Skin tone: Cool porcelain
Favorite red lipstick: NARS Cruella
Favorite gold eye shadow: Medusa from the KvD Serpentina palette
How often do I wear glitter eye shadow? As often as I can get away with it 😀

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with neutral undertones and freckles, warm brown hair and green/blue/gray eyes.

What’s your go-to red lipstick? I love Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella and Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red. The Sephora Cream Lip Stains are so underrated! That was the first liquid lipstick I ever tried and I am still in love with it.

What’s the best gold eyeshadow you’ve tried? Probably Colourpop Snakebite Super Shock Shadow (it comes off as soft gold on me with a reddish base) and Get Lucky from Colourpop as well. They both have the prettiest molten wet look to them.

How often do you wear glitter eyeshadow? Not horribly often, though I have been VERY into the Natasha Denona Chroma Crystal Topcoats as of late. So stunning! Generally I prefer more shimmery / wet looking eyeshadows as opposed to glittery ones.

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