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Celesta Avatar

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

Last beauty product you purchased? Colourpop Going Coconuts palette. It’s beautiful!

Last beauty product you returned? LimeCrime Venus XL 2 palette… it was such an interesting color scheme, but I couldn’t get anything to build. I always feel bad returning cosmetics, but that one was a waste of $50+ dollars for me.

Last beauty product you put on your wish list? The AMI Loves Beauty Alma palette.

Rachel R. Avatar

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

Last beauty product you purchased? Pat McGrath Divine Rose Palette

Last beauty product you returned? I think it was a Wet n Wild blush that arrived broken. I rarely return things, so it’s hard to remember so far back.

Last beauty product you put on your wish list? The Pat McGrath x Star Wars Decadence Palette, and the two smaller Star Wars palettes (purples!!!).

Ana Maria Avatar

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

Last beauty product you purchased? My last purchase was a MAC order (took advantage of the 25% off), I got the Veluxe Brow Liner in Deep Brunette; I made a previous order on Black Friday (with other items), but fortunately I skipped this one, I went to a store over the weekend and realized that Deep Brunette was a better match that what I would have initially purchased.

Last beauty product you returned? I actually never returned anything, even beauty related.

Last beauty product you put on your wish list? Sincerely, I don’t have wish lists, just a list of products I want to purchase as I finish my current ones and most are re-purchases. I’m boring like that. The last `fancy` item I put in a cart is the Brightening Treatment from Paula’s Choice, but the most recent are the boring biodegradable make-up wipes from Almay (in my Amazon cart 😆 )

xamyx Avatar

Skintone/Coloring: Fairly light, very neutral; Mediterranean features.

Purchased: Urban Decay On The Run palettes in G Train & Highway Queen, and Lime Crime Venus XS palettes in Vixen & Frosted.

Returned: Fenty Beauty Match Stix trio; it caused cystic acne, which is not something I’ve explained in 25+ years, so I tried again after it healed, but it happened again… I was truly disappointed, because other than the horrible skin reaction, I did love the products…

Wish List: NARS Hyped palette, and Lime Crime Venus XS palette in Holly Daze (unfortunately, this one is available online only, so I have to place an order that fits my schedule). Aside from a couple of foundations I want to try, and the two aforementioned palettes, I’m not interested in anything, and I plan to be alot more practical with future purchases, and a true monthly budget.

Christina D. Avatar

Skin tone/coloring: Light-medium with neutral-warm undertones.

Last product purchased: So many this past week, but the standouts are the exclusives palettes by Viseart from Camera Ready Cosmetics and Alcone Cosmetics.

Last product returned: ABH Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 2. I love the colors but the fact that the majority of palettes are not recommended for the eye area was a deal breaker. A few pans that aren’t eye safe in a large palette I could forgive, but not this many.

Last product on wish list: PMG’s Divine Rose. I was travelling the day it was released and missed it. BTW for those interested, I have confirmation from PMG’s Customer Service that they are 100% cruelty-free.

Kira Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium with neutral or golden undertones
Last beauty product you purchased? Pat McGrath LuxeTrance Lipstick in Realness, Unfaithful, Lavish, and Lust Angeles (for the $10/each deal)
Last beauty product you returned? Maybe 2 years ago, a Sephora Collection Eye Pencil (Eye Pencil to Go?) that was discontinued. It had mainly 1-2 star reviews and I hadn’t checked online first — painfully stiff and splotchy to zero color payoff and staying power. I don’t return beauty products, but the pencil was faulty.
Last beauty product you put on your wish list? Pat McGrath MTHRSHP x Star Wars Palette in Dark Galaxy

Nancy T Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name! (Blue-green eyes)

Last beauty product you purchased? Placed an order for Devinah Pixy Stix and Starfire on the same day that I ordered Deep Orchid Mattetrance Lipstick from PMG. Not sure which one got placed first.

Last beauty product you returned? Tom Ford Honeymoon quad. ?

Last beauty product you put on your wish list? The PMG Star Wars collection! Well, 2 pieces actually. Dark Galaxy and Decadence Mothership Palette!

Mariella Avatar

Nancy, good move returning the Honeymoon quad. I read of the struggles you had with it and how disappointed you were with it. Even at half the price it is, that’s just not acceptable but at Tom Ford’s astronomical prices, it’s just ridiculous. Now you can put that money toward the PMG items on your wish list!

Kat Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, neutral to cool undertones.
Last beauty product you purchased? Several Bite products getting discontinued: two of the French Press glosses and the Amuse Bouche holiday set. Just starting to try them out.
Last beauty product you returned? A few months ago I returned the Dior Face and Body foundation, I like the formula, I just can’t seem to find a good shade match.
Last beauty product you put on your wish list? Huda New Nudes palette, I’ve been wanting some more pinks as I hardly have any.

Seraphine Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name, green eyes, s&p hair

Last beauty product you purchased? MAC Blot Powder, to replace the one that’s almost finished. I keep it in my bag to use for touch ups.

Last beauty product you returned? Nothing lately.

Last beauty product you put on your wish list? Marc Jacobs Steeletto Palette. It’s the only thing on my makeup wishlist at the moment.

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool
Last beauty product you purchased? Farsali Liquid Glass Serum and Sephora Rouge Lacquer in Wicked Smart (I think – I can’t remember which one I decided to get and it’s impossible to read any sort of name on the bottom of the tube)
Last beauty product you returned? so long ago, I can’t even remember – probably a Sephora lip paint that had been put in the wrong slot and so wasn’t the colour I’d been expecting (I exchanged it for the right shade)
Last beauty product you put on your wish list? The Farsali Liquid Glass Serum (picked it up today with the $25 off coupon)

Mariella Avatar

Deborah, I’ve been using a sample for about a week now and bought the full sized because of how pleased I was with the results. It really does give a “glass like” sheen to my skin (also older – VERY “older”) and though the sheen doesn’t seem to last all day long, it’s still very gratifying for a few hours, though I imagine putting foundation over-top would possibly obliterate that sheen. The other thing is that it feels very nice. I’ve been using it over moisturizer during the day and may try using it under moisturizer at night since it does claim to be a serum and it contains hyaluronic acid.

TropicalCowgirl Avatar

Coloring is under my handle.
Last beauty product you purchased?: I broke down and got the girls a PMG palette…wished it would have been the rose. It will be the first Christmas where we will have both my stepdaughters and stepson, so he wanted me to go all out. Usually I just do something from Sephora so we pay for shipping once. I did also get them some Sephora Favorites kits and skincare items.

I also ordered for myself the Herbivore Orchid Youth-Preserving Facial Oil and some Jack Black lip balms for my husband. He really likes those. I’m going to place an order for some PRT masks and 4 FAB (First Aid Beauty) Ultra Repair Oat & Cannabis Sativa face oils. My face loves oils and I swear have kept me looking like I’m still in my 30s after using oils for over 20 years. I love how oils have really come into the market. The Herbivore one is new to me and I’m excited to get it…but the FAB…have been using it for the past year and my husband loves it too. I’m getting one each for the girls, my stepson and one to give to my husband (we share). Seriously, that stuff is totally fabulous and one of the oils I have replaced multiple times.

Last beauty product you returned? This weekend, I will be returning Guerlain L’Essentiel Natural 16H Wear Foundation SPF 20 in exchange for a backup of Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation. I got a bottle of the latter and I cannot tell you how much I love that stuff. It’s amazing.

Last beauty product you put on your wish list? Herbivore Phoenix Oil depending on the performance of the Orchid oil.

Lesley Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: By my name

Last beauty product you purchased? Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion

Last beauty product you returned? It has been five years since I returned anything and that was Living Proof Perfect Hair Day shampoo. It was too drying for me. I would have returned a bottle of Olaplex 6 that I bought last summer but the return period ran out.

Last beauty product you put on your wish list? I don’t actually have a wish list. I am pretty self indulgent so if I want something, I generally just buy it.

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Last beauty product you purchased? I received the Pixi Beauty Reflex Light palette for my birthday a few weeks ago and then I purchased a couple of bottles of L’Oreal’s True Match foundation in Porcelain Rose that was on sale.

Last beauty product you returned? No returns, very much frowned upon here.

Last beauty product you put on your wish list? Some Sydney Grace eyeshadows in Recruit, Cadet, Tiana.

Erica Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring:light, MAC NC 15-20
Last beauty product you purchased? Chanel Lumiere et Opulence Holiday 2019 quad

Last beauty product you returned? The It Cosmetics CC Cream about 2 yrs ago

Last beauty product you put on your wish list? MAC Red Apple Blush and Melt Muerte Eyeshadow palette

Susan Avatar

Light/med, hazel, dark brown hair (some gray), last beauty product….humm so many…lol, the sales got me good….aether beauty, the amethyst palette, I also picked up the quad from pat m….the illumination, last return was at sephora lip gloss from marc Jacob’s, I had a dupe, thankfully I didn’t open it. Becca pearl glow luster is on my wish list and sonja g’s sky set for eyes……O and since Christine re-reviewd the ND 5 pans I definitely need a couple of those I love my camel 5 pan.

Deborah S. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name.

Last beauty product you purchased? Technically it was Farmacy Green Clean and their gift set that included the mask and moisturizer. However, I purchased those for my daughter and so the last beauty product I purchased for myself was the Lisa Eldridge Lipstick in Skyscraper Rose and Velvet Decade.
Last beauty product you returned? I haven’t returned anything since I returned the Pat McGrath e/s palette La Vie En Rose as it arrived shattered from Sephora so that was before I went to Europe so about 18 months ago. I am not a big one for returning things unless it is broken, misrepresented, etc.
Last beauty product you put on your wish list? I guess it would be the entire Star Wars Pat McGrath collab release. I pretty much want all of it except the two lip products that I wouldn’t use.

Stephanie Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Pale, warm skin, teal hair
Last beauty product you purchased? I went a little liberal with the PayPal funds with sales over the past week. Kiko and Bite lured me in, and I placed an order with Sixteen92 for some perfumes as well.
Last beauty product you returned? I am returning the NYX Fluff & Fill pencil tomorrow. I do not like it.
Last beauty product you put on your wish list? ColourPop rainbow-y eyeliner kit

Maggie Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/olive (yellow tones/middle eastern background)

Last beauty product you purchased? caudlie premier cru eye cream sample

Last beauty product you returned? can`t remember but the last product that really didn`t do it for me was the Sunday Riley Luna night oil. I tried using it for over a month but by that time it was too late to return. Turns out my skin does not like retinol.

Last beauty product you put on your wish list? Lisa Eldridge Velvet lipsticks, the Ordinary face oil and kiehls daily revivng concentrate or the sativa one was good too.

Emily Avatar

Are you sure your skin doesn’t like retinol itself? There are so many fragrant oils in Luna, maybe try a simpler formula? If that’s the only retinol you’ve ever tried, I wouldn’t write off the category altogether.

Erica Avatar

Definitely wouldn’t base my opinion of retinol on such a fragrance filled product like the Luna Oil. I’d definitely recommend a different retinol product or heck a better brand than over hyped and with over priced badly formulated products like Sunday Riley!

Maggie Avatar

Yes, perhaps. I need to do more research but sometimes I’m scared to induldge becaue of the price tag. Any good ones for beginners? I’m in my late 20s and have dry skin and sometimes oily t-zone.

Nyxx Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: warm with golden/yellow undertones, black hair with honey highlights. I am thinking about going red/coppery with my hair I just haven’t bit the bullet yet.

Last beauty product you purchased? Morphe 3503 Fierce by nature. This palette is beautiful and I it is so smooth. The shadows blend really well. I was actually surprised when I swatched it. It feels like a new formula from Morphe. I feel like this palette has ABH Modern renaissance in it. My ABH MR is a few years old and it seems to have lost steam so this was a great purchase with an extra 25% off. Also oranges, browns, golds and coppers are my happy place. I am in love.

Last beauty product you returned? Some brush heads for my clairsonic. I just picked up the wrong ones for a different brush model so it was more like an exchange. I rarely return makeup but I also don’t buy make up that often these days.

Last beauty product you put on your wish list? I don’t have a wish list anymore. I didn’t plan to pick up the Morphe palette but in person it sucked me in. I am in stash saturation and everything coming out looks the same to me or could be easily replicated in my makeup drawer. While I love reading the reviews and looking at new goodies I am not felling like I HAVE TO HAVE anything.

Valerie Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15, ash level 6

Last beauty product you purchased? Scott Barnes pressed powder backup – sale ?‍♀️ Great for setting undereye and cream products

Last beauty product you returned? Patrick Ta glow spray – I used it once and put it in a drawer, where it leaked its entire contents onto other bottles – I bought it when it released so there were no reviews yet, but after said incident, reviews on Sephora confirmed this is a known issue

Last beauty product you put on your wish list? PMG x Star Wars collection – the 6-pans and cute R2D2 lipstick with the red beauty dot to add to my near-complete PMG lipstick collection, I just love the packaging with the lips and the perfect weight and construction, and the formulas are wonderful ?

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