Survey Says... December 23rd, 2015

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite white-hued beauty product?
  • Favorite gray-hued beauty product?
  • Favorite black-hued beauty product?


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Samantha Avatar

Skin tone: pale with pink/blue undertones
White hue: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured in Pearl
Gray hue: Makeup Forever Artist Shadow M548 Pink Gray
Black hue: the black from the Makeup Forever Flash palette

Momo Avatar

♥ Your skin tone/coloring:
• Dark to Medium-Deep
• Warm undertone, with a touch of Neutral
• NC44.5 to NC45

♥ Favorite white-hued beauty product?
• Looxi Beauty’s matte eyeshadow is GEISHA
❝ I’ve been participating in the [Instagram] #LipSwatchChallenge for December, and this eyeshadow has been a godsend in helping me achieve certain looks. It’s the most opaque, white eyeshadow I own. ❞

♥ Favorite gray-hued beauty product?
• MAC satin eyeshadow in PRINT
❝ This muted gray is so beautiful. I would have also chosen MAC’s Knight Divine, but it’s described as a black with silver pearls; while I see gunmetal gray. ❞

♥ Favorite black-hued beauty product?
❝ I have 3 black-hued products that I absolutely can’t live without: ❞
• theBalm Nude’Tude Palette’s eyeshadow in SERIOUS
• MAC Chromaline in BLACK BLACK
• NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in BLACK BEAN

Rachel R. Avatar

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

Favorite white-hued beauty product? Notoriously Morbid Osteomancy.

Favorite gray-hued beauty product? Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Stone Fox.

Favorite black-hued beauty product? Eyes — Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Perversion; ColourPop Rumer Has It in Raven; MUFE Artist Shadow S-102 Onyx; Fashionista from the original Tartelette palette. Lips — Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Weirdo; Nyx Wicked Lippie in Coldhearted; Wet N Wild Fergie lipstick in Pagan Angel.

Alice Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain
Favorite white-hued beauty product? ColourPop Spoon highlighter. My Pretty Zombie Unicorn Pee eye shadow.
Favorite gray-hued beauty product? Blackbird Cosmetics Fiction shadow. My Pretty Zombie Morphine blush. Melt Space Cake lipstick. Urban Decay Uzi liner.
Favorite black-hued beauty product? Urban Decay Black Velvet liner. ColourPop Raven shadow. Pretty Zombie Cosmetics Black Cat lipstick.

Ray Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Cool under tones and on the pale side.
Favorite white-hued beauty product? Hmmm, does NYX finishing powder count? I’m looking forward to trying the new Becca Pressed Pearl powder once it trickles down to Ulta.
Favorite gray-hued beauty product? ColourPop Mixed Tape eye shadow.
Favorite black-hued beauty product? L’Oreal Double Extend mascara.

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool-toned
Favorite white-hued beauty product? probably the golden white shadow in MAC’s Posh Pedigree MES quad or Righteous from UD’s Pulp Fiction palette (LE)
Favorite gray-hued beauty product? MAC Typographic or Stila Fog (a new fave from the Trust in Love palette) and I also really love Undone from Naked2Basics
Favorite black-hued beauty product? UD Blackout comes to mind but I have lots more black shadows than I will ever need!

Nancy T Avatar

Your skintone/ coloring: Medium w/ olive undertones, deep brunette, teal-green eyes w/ gold flecks.

Favorite white-hued beauty products: MUFE I-528 and ColourPop Girly eyeshadows. Maybelline Color Show Jewels LE n.p. in Precious Pearl.

Favorite gray-hued beauty products: UD Verve and Nyx Smoke & Mirrors eyeshadow.

Favorite black-hued beauty products: MAC Nehru and MUFE S-102 eyeshadows. Orly Androgyny nail polish.

Genevieve Avatar

Skin tone: fair, porcelain with pink undertones.
White hue – I don’t use this colour at all as it does not suit me.
Grey hue: Have lots of greys – but nothing startling. I really want UD Money
Black hue: again I don’t use the colour because on people of my age it can look too harsh. The only black I use is the Clinique’s Black Honey mascara, which is fabulous.

Anne Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15

Favorite white-hued beauty product?: Colourpop “Hope”; Butter London Cotton Buds polish; Becca Pearl (the original liquid version)

Favorite gray-hued beauty product?: MAC Stone Lip Liner & Lipstick; UD Pistol shadow from the Naked2; MAC paint pots in Chrome Angel and Antique Diamond; MAC Print & Typographic shadows; Butter London Full Steam Ahead & Earl Grey polishes,

Favorite black-hued beauty product?: UD 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Perversion; UD Blackout shadow from the Naked2, MAC eye shadow in Carbon, Essie Licorice polish

Heather Avatar

These are my most used faves, but it took a long time hunting down the right products/colors for me! Almost all of these products I discovered with the help of this blog! Love it!

My Skin tone: Light tan w/Olive Undertones

Fave Whites: These are more cream than white, stark white doesn’t look that great on me!
Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Nude
Viseart#4 from the Neutral Matte Palette

This one is kind of between white and grey, but a new fave:
Inglot Matte Eyeshadow #350 (greyish cast beige w/matte finish)

Grey Faves: Sooo hard to find these colors without making me look completely washed out and pale, I have found the best greys on me have to have a purplish hue to it.
ColourPop Liquid Matte Lipstick in Teeny Tiny-deep greyed out plum
ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Bill (muted plum beige with a matte finish, really looks grey on me)

Black Faves:
MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
Ardency Inn Modster Eyeliner in Black

Ludo Avatar

Skintone/Colouring: Pale, cool pinkish undertones

Favourite white-hued beauty product: Snow from the LORAC Pro 2 palette.

Favourite grey-hued beauty product: Cool Gray, also from the LORAC Pro 2 palette. I need a grey-toned contour shade!

Favourite black-hued beauty product: Colourpop lippie stix in Bull Chic or Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blacquer.

Celia Avatar

I feel like I always say this whenever I respond, but this one is beyond tough! As usual I’ll have to just pick a top few from each 😛

.Skin Tone/Coloring: Fairest neutral porcelain with cool-toned features (eyes and hair).
.Favorite White-Hued Product: For pure white there’s OCC Feathered both in tar and pencil form for mixing purposes, Sugarpill’s Tako for matte white shadow, MUFE Artist Shadow in Snow for a subtle mixing shimmer white great for highlights, and NYX Milk in pot or pencil form for ideal color-popping white base. For multidimensional white highlights I love ColourPop’s Fanny Pack and Ben Nye’s Luxe Powder in Ice. My most favorite whites are really multi-tonal whites that reflect back as a white-based colored highlight a la MUFE’S Crystalline Mauve (silvery-white with pinky-lavender reflect) and Crystalline Turqoise or Sugarpill’s Lumi (silvery white-blue reflect).
.Favorite Grey-Hued Product: So many! Can’t get enough gray lips but my two favorite true ones are Melt’s Space Cake and Portland Black Lipstick Company’s Pewter Cauldron (both deep cement colors). OCC’s Sebastian is a fabulous grey-heavy taupe. MUFE has a couple excellent ones like in multiple finishes like Chrome (smooth steel metallic), Cement (matte), Platinum (light steel), etc. Urban Decay has three I like in particular; Gunmetal, S&M, and Stripped. Plus they have one of my favorite grey liners, Desperation. Ardency Inn has a lovely darker grey that’s just north of being a charcoal. NARS also makes two fab greys for the eyes, Transvaal Eye Paint and Madison Ave Larger Than Life liner. D&G make a great lighter, more dove cream shadow in the mono formula. Saucebox makes a fab cement-gray matte. That barely covers it and that’s without listing nail polishes (like OCC’s Gryphon or Videodrome, Essie’s fantastic Chinchilly, OPI Cement the Deal, etc). I could go on forever with grey.
.Favorite Black-Hued Product: By far Portland Black Lipsticks black shades, of course. Kat Von D’s Witches is fun for a liquid product. OCC’s Tarred pencil or tar make for great mixers while Little Black Dress is a fab sheer black gloss topper to vamp up colors. Again the MUFE Artist Line gets credit for one of the best black shimmers ever in Black Diamond. Impossible to pick just one black liner to love but UD’s Black Velvet is great and so is Ardency Inn’s black 😉 NYX makes a black eye shadow base that’s so fun to use. Matte blacks I switch up all the time so that’s more “whatever works and I have on me” but there are many standouts. Of course, fabulous black polishes are all over the place and always great. Oo, and Illamasqua’s Repulse gloss makes for a fabulous black patent leather look on the lips.

Alecto Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium-light golden or yellow

Favorite white-hued beauty product?I don’t really have any white-hued products. The closest I could get is something on the pale side, so that would have to be … Hourglass Diffused Light? Or maybe my palest eyeshadow from Blackbird Cosmetics, called Half Full. They’re about equal.

Favorite gray-hued beauty product? An eyeshadow from My Pretty Zombie called Homemade Death. A gorgeous, shimmery, opaque, blue-in-some-light, lavender in some light, cool-to-neutral-undertone chameleon color that is amazing on its own, but then morphs over darker shades to become something like liquid platinum. It will also change with the undertone, and over a dark, warm orange-brown, it’s just indescribable. But that’s subjective. 🙂

Favorite black-hued beauty product? I’m not sure how close to black something would have to be to call it black-hued, but I love the black-based deep burgundy eyeshadow from Notoriously Morbid called Hearts of Black Lace. If that’s not black enough to qualify, I have NaYeon, and I do like that quite a bit.

Alecto Avatar

Don’t buy it sight unseen, if you’re seriously considering that. My use of the word chamelon was deliberate, in that it seems to be a different color for everyone. I could only find one photo online where it looked anything like the way it looks on me, and that wasn’t even that close. And on me it looks like 3 completely unrelated eyeshadows over bare skin, a base shadow (cream) and a sticky base.

Lulle Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light and warm-toned
Favorite white-hued beauty product? I don’t use any makeup product in a white shade!
Favorite gray-hued beauty product? Estee Lauder nail lacquer in Chaos.
Favorite black-hued beauty product? Nars Baalbek Eye Paint (so full of bronze shimmer it’s not really a black I guess!).

Joyce Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with yellow undertones, dark brown eyes, black hair
Favorite white-hued beauty product? Rock & Republic Carat eyeshadow. A gorgeous soft white with gold shift.
Favorite gray-hued beauty product? Estée Lauder Silver Leaf cream eyeshadow or Bobbi Brown Pewter eyeshadow. Antique gold/pewter is about as gray as I own!
Favorite black-hued beauty product? Lancome Black Coffee eyeliner.

Fran Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: between fair and light; cool undertones with warm features
Favorite white-hued beauty product? Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow ME-122 Snow (Metallic). I want to try the BECCA highlighter in Pearl.
Favorite gray-hued beauty product? Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Stavros; NARS Dual-Intensity Eye Shadow in Lysithea; MUFEArtist Shadows ME-108 Steel, M-110 Cement, I-112 Chrome, S114 Pearl Gray, ME-116 Silver, D-118 Platinum, and I-120 Snow Gray — I love them all — gray is actually a really good color for me!
Favorite black-hued beauty product? The only black makeup product I wear is mascara — black eyeliner looks a bit harsh on me, and it would be cool to try black lipstick someday, but I haven’t done so yet!

Leslie Avatar

Skin tone: Neutral cool
White toned product; OPI Happy Anniversary Nail polish
Gray toned: MAC Knight Divine eyeshadow or Dior Argentic eyeshadow (which is no longer available)
Black toned: I don’t have a favorite black eyeshadow (I’m still searching for a shimmery black) so I’ll just have to say UD Perversion eyeliner. I just bought my second one yesterday.

Kayle Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium with olive undertones, NC-35 (maybe closer to NC-30 now that my tan is fading)
Favorite white-hued beauty product? I don’t use white, I’ve never found a way to make it look good! I try to stick to champagnes if I need a lighter color for anything
Favorite gray-hued beauty product? Colourpop Meow is such a pretty gunmetal, it’s one of the few grey shadows I’ll tolerate
Favorite black-hued beauty product? Colourpop Swerve

elektrak Avatar

Skin tone: medium to tan with warm yellow undertones (NC35 prolongwear, C4 studio fix powder plus foundation – btw this is my favourite foundation since I have very oily skin and it never seems heavy/cakey on me)
White hue: nyx jumbo pencil in milk
Gray hue: I think I only wear gray on my nails, but I often use carbon eyeshadow blended and with a very light hand and it gives a kinda gray result I guess?
Black hue: korres black eye pencil and mac blacktrack

VeraLynn Avatar

Skin tone: MAC NC15/Cover FX G10/NARS Gobi
White product: NYX jumbo pencil in milk, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl (Poured version–dying to try the new pressed version, though!), Venus shade from the UD Naked Basics palette, MAC shadows in Mylar and Blanc Type, ColourPop shadow in Tassel
Gray product: MAC shadow in Print, Cool Gray from the Lorac Pro 2 palette
Black product: UD Blackout and MUG Corrupt (shadows); Maybelline Gel Liner in Blackest Black; UD 24/7 liner in Zero (Perversion is great but a Zero is less harsh on my fair skin)

Laia Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NW18/NC20 (I am leaning towards neutral).
Favorite white-hued beauty product? MAC Shroom, I do not like white-ish eyeshadows but this is the only one I own and succeeds in highlighting the upper lid without being too stark.
Favorite gray-hued beauty product? TheBalm Insane Jane
Favorite black-hued beauty product? Urban Decay Blackout / MAC Fluidline Blacktrack

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