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Rachel R. Avatar

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

Best red lip color? I never met a red I didn’t like. lol Some of my favorites are Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace, F-Bomb, and 69; Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Redrum and Unicorn Blood; Too Faced La Matte in Rebel Heart; MAC Von Teese and La Vie En Rouge. My very favorite is Max Factor Creme Rouge in 537, but I’m not sure if this is still made since they’re not in the US (I was still able to find it on ebay the last time I looked).

Best gold eyeshadow? ColourPop Get Lucky

Best silver eyeshadow? ColourPop Liberty

Tracey E. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with periodic redness.
Best red lip color? Bobbi Brown Red Velvet
Best gold eyeshadow? Charlotte Tilbury Cream shadow ‘Jean’
Best silver eyeshadow? Closest to silver is a Bobbi Brown metallic cream shadow released in winter 2015 that was dark silver with glitter.

Courtney Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Fair with neutral undertones.
Best red lip color? My favorite is either Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallace, or Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery.
Best gold eyeshadow? I haven’t really tried many gold eyeshadows, so probably Crème Brulee from The Chocolate Bar Palette.
Best silver eyeshadow? I’ve been loving the shade Tinsel from Kat Von D’s MetalMatte palette!

Julia Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/ Medium neutral to warm
Best red lip color? I am not bold enough for a true red lip, so a sheer gloss is as far as I can usually go – Sephora’s “The Red” Ultra Shine and Hourglass Lip Oil in Icon work well – although I hate the applicator on the latter!
Best gold eyeshadow? EL Modern Mercury highlighter – I use it as a shadow all the time. Swoon!
Best silver eyeshadow? UD Revolt in the Electric palette is probable the brightest, shiniest, silvery-est that I have, but generally I don’t find silver very flattering on me!

Beth Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, neutral. NC10-15
Best red lip color? MAC Russian Red
Best gold eyeshadow? Burberry gold palette from 2015
Best silver eyeshadow? Surratt Chinchilla

kjh Avatar

~NW 20. Lt to medium coolish. Channel your inner Travis Bickel voice: ‘You talking to me???’ I couldn’t pick a favorite, even in the sub colors, brown red, true red, blue red, orange red, violet red, pink red. Sheer, matte, tube, liq, satin…oh, forget it. Big representation in stash, and picking one is like picking your favorite dog…or child. Simply cannot. Not that into gold these days, so usually use whatever is featured in a recent palette, like flash in metal/matte, or an old vice palette. Silver: kvd tinsel is nice for a taupe silver. UD shell shocked (is that right?) is good for a bright silver. MUFE steel for a darker silver. Any mufe is likely to be fine by me.

Anne Avatar

Skin tone/coloring: Fair/Pink Undertones
Best red lip color? Nars Dragon Girl Velvet Matte (topped with Nars New Lover Velvet Gloss)
Best gold eyeshadow? N/A
Best silver eyeshadow? Laura Mercier Sterling Caviar Stick

Anime Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Pale with pink undertones — I thought I was NC15-18, but someone who worked at a MAC recently told me that was wrong and I’m an NC20. So, there’s that!

Best red lip color: I’m gonna go ahead and go with Project Chimps from KVD. Beautiful red, and it makes my teeth look super white.

Best gold eyeshadow? I’m currently in love with the gold loose pigment that comes in the Pat McGrath Flesh kit. I want to try Goldilux from Sugarpill next.

Best silver eyeshadow? Grand Tiara from Sugarpill. SO extra and shiny and perfect. Dream silver.

GK Avatar

Mac likes to put you in the opposite of what you are. You might try nw15 for a closer match. They try to put me in nw20 or nc15 but they’re too dark. I’m actually nw5, even that’s too dark/pink for me.

Anime Avatar

Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m somewhere between 15-18 but they were just trying to be helpful. I don’t buy shade matching these days; especially when I’ve gone trial-and-error on my own for the past 3 years. I can’t remember which of the two suits me best — I switched to Kryolan setting powder so it’s a worry of the past!

CatG Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light
Best red lip color? Mac Ruby Woo lipstick, Colourpop Creature Lippie Stix, Colourpop Notion Matte Lip (I guess on some people looks more berry but it pulls dark red on me)
Best gold eyeshadow? L’Oreal Gold Imperial, Ardency Inn Heaven, Nars Kauai, Makeup Geek Liquid Gold
Best silver eyeshadow? Colourpop Liberty, Urban Decay Revolt

kjh Avatar

I so love all those deep reds in the cp blues baby set. Notion has to be one of their bestsellers. Profondo Rosso! ({Extra points to anyone who gets the reference. Also directed Susperia (kvd).}

Linda Avatar

Skin Tone: Pantone 3YO5 / Y245 MUFE / NC15-20 (pale with yellow undertones!)

Best red lip: Rikugien by NARS – I shy away from reds, so that’s as red as I get
Best gold eye shadow: BECCA opal highlighter on the lids, I find yellow-golds like Half Baked too garish on me
Best silver eye shadow: Urban Decay Verve is lovely because of the oyster-shell tone to it, I find straight silver doesn’t complement warm skin that well

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
Best red lip color? It’s a toss up from among Clarins Redwood or Red Wine (both discontinued now), MAC Huggable Lipcolour in Red Necessity (ditto) or Chanel Pirate
Best gold eyeshadow? Maybe ABH Legend or Gleam or UD Half Baked or an un-named shadow in an Elizabeth Arden e/s palette I got as a birthday gift
Best silver eyeshadow? I’m not really wild about silver eyeshadow so don’t really have a “best”.

MacKenzie Avatar

Skin tone/coloring: Fair to Light with Pink undertones
Best red lip: Mac Russian Red
Best gold eyeshadow: Colour Pop Kathleenlights
Best silver eyeshadow: Colour Pop Liberty

Nancy T Avatar

My phone sent it through incomplete!

Best red lipstick: Chanel Rouge Vie or MAC VG I, if you are unable to get Rouge Vie. Also LOVE my MAC Maria Moretti, but that was LE. Plus MAC x Selena Como La Flor, which comes back next week.

Best gold eyeshadow: The gold shade in Chanel Empriente du Desert, KVD Flash from Metal Matte Palette and L’Oreal Gold Imperial (still!).

Best silver eyeshadow: I don’t really wear “true” silver shades, but I DO love Colourpop Koosh for a very super metallic light silvery-taupe! Nars Calisto, too! These are great options for any who may be silver challenged such as myself!

AB Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, warm, blue eyes, light brown hair with copper highlights

Best red lip color? MUFE 401P Pearly Red (am still in search of my HG red lipstick; meantime, this is my go-to)

Best gold eyeshadow? Viseart Minx #4 (a gold-copper)

Best silver eyeshadow? none

kellly Avatar

Pantone Y205
Best red lip color: Nars Banned Red
Best gold eye shadow: Anything really shiny or twinkly/sparkly
Best silver: I don’t use much silver

kjh Avatar

Banned:excellent. But I never met a nars red or brown red that I disliked. Banned is like the red version of Bobbi brown slopes. There’s the base color, but the there’s pink…and/or brown…and/or purple/plum. Slopes is like that…more complexity than you’d think, but it’s a ‘flush’ base rather than red. D/c’d, I’m sure. Both look radically different in different lighting.

Lea Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: very fair/cool
Best red lip color? Tie between Cle de Peau Lempicka and Sisley Phyto Lip Twist mat 18
Best gold eyeshadow? Hard to say; I don’t wear it much. If I had to pick, the gold in the holiday Armani lights palette
Best silver eyeshadow? Armani eyes to kill, but not sure which number offhand

Genevieve Avatar

Skin tone: fair, porcelain with pink undertones
Best Red lip: Hmm – I have a few: Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door, Rimmel Temptation
Best Gold eye shadow: Cannot go past Half Baked by UD
Best Silver: The silver shade in Guerlain’s Les Gris has a subtle silver whilst Shellshock from UD is a much stronger shade. I don’t use silvers that often.

Mariella Avatar

I love Verve but I always think of it as more taupe than silver which is why I said in my reply that I don’t really wear many silver shadows. I was thinking of really bright, shiny silver like Too Faced Ooh & Aah from years and years ago….those shades that are almost the colour of mercury. But Verve is such a beautifully wearable shade!

Joyce Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with yellow undertones, dark brown eyes, black hair
Best red lip color? Kat Von D Adora (original metallic)
Best gold eyeshadow? Wet n Wild Gold Highlighting Bar as eyeshadow is quite pretty!
Best silver eyeshadow? not really true silver, but Bobbi Brown Pewter maybe?

I’m bad about golds and silvers. I prefer pewters and antique golds!

Anne Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15 w/some redness

Best red lip color?: Either MAC Ruby Woo or Marc Jacobs Lip Crème in 202 Goddess Goddess

Best gold eyeshadow?: MAC All That Glitters

Best silver eyeshadow?: ColourPop Liberty

Deborah S. Avatar

Skin tone-Very pale with cool undertones.
Best red lip color- Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red.
Best gold eye shadow-I don’t really do gold eye shadow but I am going to check out the new Chanel spring palette and see what I think.
Best silver shadow-Ellis Faas silver in the bullet, can’t remember the name. I am in a hotel so away from my stash.

Karen Avatar

Oh, are you talking about the Ellis Faas Lights? I stumbled across a deal last month and bought the silver with the idea that I’d wear it to a Christmas party or New Years Eve. Just beautiful!! I love the formula so much that I ordered the Cream. Curious if it will wear the same because I’d like to be able to wear on a more day to day basis.

Wajiha Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC37 – NC40 depending on the season

Best red lip color? Inglot 103 it’s borderline orange but appears bright red on my lips

Best gold eyeshadow? All over shade: UD Half Baked though I’m sure it has a billion and one dupes on the market. For a sparkly finish on top of a look: Shu Uemura WG or G311

Best silver eyeshadow? My skintone doesn’t do well with washes of silver but for sparkly oomph on top Shu Uemura G909 is pretty great

Amy S Avatar

Skin tone: fair, warm/neutral
Best red lip color: I don’t wear red lipstick, unless it’s super sheer like Lipstick Queen Medieval
Best gold eyeshadow: tie – Stila Prize, and the gold one in the Revlon Illuminance Precious Metals quad #715 (needs primer)
Best silver eyeshadow: UD Moondust in Moonspoon (sometimes alone, sometimes layered over a more opaque but light gray such as Inglot 448; either way I just love it)

Gamze Avatar

MAC NW15-20 / L’Oreal C2
(Typical cool winter with dark hair and eyes)
Best red lip colour: Chanel Pirate
Best gold eyeshadow: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick Golden Bronze
Best silver eyeshadow: Dior Twilight quint.

MissJae1908 Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Deep Dark/NW 50
Best red lip color? Colour Pop Trust Me
Best gold eyeshadow? Colour Pop Telepathy
Best silver eyeshadow? I don’t really wear silver eye shadow, but if I do, I wear Colour Pop Liberty

Hannah Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair with warm undertones, MAC NC15
Best red lip color? MAC Ruby Woo or OCC Psycho
Best gold eyeshadow? ABH 5th Ave (from the Master Palette by Mario)
Best silver eyeshadow? ABH Metal. It’s in between silver and gold, but I’m counting it because most silver shadows look bad on me.

Dianne Avatar

Skin tone: Fair with neutral undertones
Best red lipstick: Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 1 Always Red. I despise liquid lipsticks but this formulation is comfortable and I know the color won’t move around. It’s a classic neutral red.
Best gold eyeshadow: It’s got to be Half Baked by UD. It’s my go-to gold– warm without being yellow.
Best silver eyeshadow: I tend to shy away from silvers; they don’t flatter me. I just dug through my collection and I don’t have a single one!

Deidre Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair
Best red lip color? Charlotte Tilbury So Marilyn or L’Oreal Pro-Matte Gloss in Rouge Envy (I wore last Christmas and lasted really well)
Best gold eyeshadow? Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Stick Eyeshadow in Volver
Best silver eyeshadow? L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Flashback Silver

kjh Avatar

I love to read these. Not that there’s any hole in my red stash… Not just for what to check out, but also for stash shopping. I tend to overlook things. Going for gold this w/e. (There’s half a shelf in bathroom closet…not that it’s in the bathroom…with gold and yellow and bronze, no multi palettes. Seldom even look… Revisit naked 2 verve; 1&3 as well. seriously. I think the ‘ought to use’ front burnering of erstwhile favorites is a great thing. Reminding one of what works, why, being thankful for it. possibly acquisitions, too.

Joan Avatar

Skin coloring: med, neutral NW 20-25 blue green eyes. My favorite red is Viva Glam 1. I dont wear silver shadow ever. I use to adore a gold that Revlon had many years ago cant remember the name it was a bronze gold. But Im in my early 50s and only wear matte shadows now 🙁

Matilda Avatar

Skin tone: MAC NW 20, fair and cool-toned
Best red lip color: Today, it is a combination of MAC Vermillion Vee and NYC Ruby
Best gold and silver eyeshadows: I don’t rock either

Diane Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: nw45 – 47
Best red lip color? cherry blossom by couloured raine and ruby woo from mac
Best gold eyeshadow? it’s not really gold but cosmopolitan is just my favorite eyeshadow of all time
Best silver eyeshadow? i don’t wear silver eyeshadow

Lorraine. E.R Avatar

Pale fair with cool undertones (despite my skin looking yellow in pic)
Dark hair and eyes

Best red lip- Nars Cruella. The red that made me fall in love with red lips for the first time in 18 years of loving and wearing makeup.

Best gold and best silver shadow – I haven’t found mine yet, any suggestions for someone with my coloring? Preferably under $20

Mo Merrell Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Dark/Cocoa

Best red lip color? oooh, this is a toughie but Sephora brand lipstain in red (name I forgot ) is a killer out of all of my many reds!

Best gold eyeshadow? I have hit pan on my fav gold in the Semi Sweet Chocolate palette. 2nd to that woul dbe a little bare minerals duo who’s gold is like life!!

Best silver eyeshadow? Silver does not look good on me.

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