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Your skin tone/coloring: very fair, mostly neutral
Type of beauty products you skimp on? mascara, eyeliner
Type of beauty products you splurge on? foundation, concealer, eyeshadow, blush
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? eyeshadow and blush

Your skin tone/coloring: super pale, neutral
Type of beauty products you skimp on? eye makeup remover, mascara and pencil liner
Type of beauty products you splurge on? eyeshadow, concealer, foundation, spf and moisturizer
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? lipstick, nail polish (I’m terrible at applying it though)

-very pale with neutral-to-warm undertones
-mascara, lip stuff
-anything for my face, especially foundation since drugstore stuff doesn’t come in my shade and serums
-undereye concealers

Your skin tone/coloring: medium warm

Type of beauty products you skimp on? Nail polish remover

Type of beauty products you splurge on? Skin care and primers

Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Primers

Your skin tone/coloring: NC20

Type of beauty products you skimp on? Bronzers, gel and liquid eyeliners, mascaras.

Type of beauty products you splurge on? Blushes, eyeshadows, foundations, lipsticks, and skincare.

Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Blushes and lipsticks.

Skintone/Coloring: Fairly light, very neutral; dark-featured.

Skimp: Lip products, foundation, mascara-pretty much anything besides eyeshadow.

Splurge: Besides eyeshadow, I’d be willing to splurge on a truly amazing contour product, if one existed…

Trying: I’ve all but given up on finding HG contour products, but until recently, that was my obsession. I have many that “work”, but nothing mind-blowing, and between the cost & lack of space, I’m done trying…

Your Skin Tone/Coloring: Winter/fair to light Summer/light to medium
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara, Pencil eyeliners
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation Primer, Foundation and skin care
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Eyeshadow palettes, completely addicted!

Skin tone: light, neutral
Skimp: mascara
Splurge: eyeshadow
Can’t stop trying: palettes! If it’s a pretty-looking palette in a pretty package, I have the urge to buy it, even if I have most of the colours =/

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium fair, warm
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara, eyeliner and lipliner
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation and concealer
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Eyeshadow and lipstick/gloss… the fun colored stuff! 😀

Your skin tone/coloring: warm/ medium
Type of beauty products you skimp on? blush, eye shadow
Type of beauty products you splurge on? tinted moisturizers cc/bb creams, skin care
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? tinted moisturizers cc/bb creams , skin care

ive used blinc mascara for the past three years so i dont even think about mascara any more

■Your skin tone/coloring: very fair, yellow undertones
■Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara! There are so many great drugstore mascaras out there, I can’t justify the big bucks on it.
■Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation and eyeshadow, and now finishing powders, thank you Hourglass. :\
■Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Eyeshadows, hands down. I have more than I could ever use up in my lifetime. I had a big depotting session over the recent holiday weekend, and depotted almost all of my singles, and was horrified by how many freakin’ single eyeshadows I have! Oh well, at least most of them are consolidated now.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Neutral
Type of beauty products you skimp on? False eyelashes and highlighters
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Skincare, haircare, and foundation
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? setting powders, blushes, and lip products

Your skin tone/coloring:
Type of beauty products you skimp on: Mascara, black eyeliner, lipsticks/lipgloss and eye makeup remover (cheap ones that work. 😉 )

Type of beauty products you splurge on: Foundation, concealer, and highlighters.

Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying: Eyeshadows and lipstick.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light, neutral dark features
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Nail polish and tools- I don’t see the point of spending $25 on a nail polish when I can get 3+ colors for that price. Plus I tend to like Essie/OPI better than most high end anyway
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation/concealer
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Concealer and foundation!!!

■Your skin tone/coloring: C3/NC20
■Type of beauty products you skimp on? Lipgloss. They all seem pretty much the same to me, so unless it’s quite unique, you’ll rarely see me dish out more than $12 for one.
■Type of beauty products you splurge on? Face base cosmetics, like it be foundation, powder, blush, etc. Not a huge spender on skincare though.
■Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Foundation! It’s the most important in my opinion because it’s the product that goes on the biggest area (your face!) The right foundation can take you from zero to hero! lol Still on the hunt for my HG foundation though… The struggle.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15
Type of beauty products you skimp on? eye makeup remover (I just use baby oil), sunscreen
Type of beauty products you splurge on? I think the main thing I splurge on would be skincare
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? It definitely used to be eye creams, but I also love trying out different serums.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/neutral
Type of beauty products you skimp on? mascara
Type of beauty products you splurge on? lip sticks and nail polish
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? lip balms

Your skin tone/coloring: C4 / Nars Barcelona, light tan Asian gal
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara! I love me some drugstore mascaras!
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundations and moisturizers.
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Foundations! Always on the neverending quest for the full coverage, weightless, radiant yet shine-free all-day wearing HG formula.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium
Type of beauty products you skimp on? ……Mascara?
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Skin Care, Lip Products and Foundation
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Mascara, Foundation, Lip Products…..erm all products

Your skin tone/coloring: light neutral
Type of beauty products you skimp on? mascara, liquid/gel liner
Type of beauty products you splurge on? primer (face and eye), lipstick, pencil liner
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? eyeshadow and blush

Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium, yellow undertones, warm.
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Eyeliner, mascara…but not because I really skimp on them. I just really prefer some less expensive ones.
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Face sunscreen, skincare
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Nail polish, lip products

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium/Neutral.
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Definetly mascara. There are so many great drugstore mascaras, I rarely feel the need to splurge on it. That being said I do think the Dior Show Maximizer primer is absolutely worth it.
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Skincare.
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Eyeshadow! Especially palettes. And nail polish, defintely a nail polish addiction. I have waaaaay more eyeshadow and nail polish then I could ever use in a lifetime.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with neutral undertones
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara and skin care
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Everything else!
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Lipsticks and glosses

Your skin tone/coloring: pale (and getting paler), cool toned
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Nail polish remover (honestly, that is the ONLY thing where I don’t have both high priced and lower priced products; everything else, I totally splurge if it’s something I really want)
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Everything – skin care and colour cosmetics, foundation, setting powder….all of it! Which isn’t to say that I don’t also have and like using lower priced products.
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Eye shadows! I bought 21 eye shadows last week (if you count the numbers in the Chocolate Bar palette and the duos as well as the single shadow).Eye shadow is my weakness (followed by foundations/BB/CC creams)

I really need a 12-step program, though I’d rather have a 12 pan eye shadow palette!

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, neutral.
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara and eyeliner. I splurge on lipsticks less often than other things, too… so lipsticks I suppose.
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Skin care products (cleanser, moisturizer, facial oil); foundation; finishing powders; blush
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Foundation, blushes, all kinds of face powders (highlighters/bronzers/finishing powders). I’m still trying to seek out the perfect look! Right now I’m playing a lot with Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone… I really want to try Guerlain Lingerie de Peau foundation, but I have no vendors near me that sell Guerlain so I have no idea how I’ll pick up a sample or figure out my shade. 🙁

◾Your skin tone/coloring: NC30
◾Type of beauty products you skimp on? Usually lip balm, but I’ve been curious about some higher end ones.
◾Type of beauty products you splurge on? Almost everything… but lip balm LOL
◾Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Everything. I love all types of products, but I have an over abundance of blush and eye shadows and lippies. I’ve reduced my base product collection and I’m still working on reducing it further.

Your skin tone/coloring: UD Naked Skin in 9/10, NARS Sheer Glow in Macao, Hourglass Immaculate in Chestnut
Type of beauty products you skimp on?: Mascaras – you have to replace them so often, I figure it makes sense just to buy drugstore ones.
Type of beauty products you splurge on?: Foundation and skincare. I’m a little bit crazy about getting my skin to look its best.
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying?: Lip balms!! Even though nothing beats the Smith’s Rose Salve for me, I keep trying new and pricier ones – Sarah Happ’s Lip Slip, Nuxe Reve de Miel, Dior Creme de Rose, Fresh Sugar Lip Balm…the list goes on, but none of them beat my Smith’s!

Your skin tone/coloring: NW45
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara, make-up remover (baby oil works really well for me), toner (alcohol free witch hazel)
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Moisturizers, e/s, foundation, blush
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Neutral and purple eyeshadow palettes…smh… I know, I know 🙂

Your skin tone/coloring:UD 0.5
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Lip liner, nail polish
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation, face cream, mascara (things I’m allergic to)
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Lip products and nail polish

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Cool
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara. As far as I’m concerned, it doesn’t get better than L’Oreal Telescopic
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Primers, Foundations. Get the canvas right, everything else falls into place!
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Under-eye concealers, and have yet to find one that I don’t hate.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15/black hair/green eyes
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Body moisturizers, nail polish, hair care
Type of beauty products you splurge on? skin care
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? lipsticks and finishing powders

Your skin tone/coloring: super pale, cool to neutral

Type of beauty products you skimp on? Bronzer/contour and highlighter (I’m so pale I glow in the dark, people!). Haircare (I just buy whatever shampoo is on sale and I don’t use conditioner :-P)

Type of beauty products you splurge on? Lipstick and eyeliner, for sure. They’re my favorutie beauty products to use!

Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? At the moment, it’s blush, because I’m just discovering it! However, on a regular basis it has always been and wil always be lipstick 😉

Your skin tone/coloring: medium with yellow undertones
Type of beauty products you skimp on? eyeliners
Type of beauty products you splurge on? lipstick, blush, highlight and powder
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? eyeshadow and lipstick

1. Skin tone: very fair
2. I skimp on: shampoo/conditioner
3. I splurge on: nail polish, lipstick, hand cream
4. Can’t stop trying: lip balms (have yet to find one I love), nail polish (new colors!)

Your skin tone/coloring: Light Medium, yellow undertones
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation, Concealer, Face powder & Eye palettes
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Lipstick & foundation

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium neutral
Type of beauty products you skimp on? mascara, lip products, hair products
Type of beauty products you splurge on? skin care, primers, eyeshadows
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? foundations, eyeliners

Your skin tone/coloring: neutral-to-warm
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara and Lipstick
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Eyeshadow, finishing powders/highlighters, shampoo/conditioner, and i recently invested in a salon-quality hair dryer that i adore.
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Currently, finishing powders! I want them all. Also, face wash… haven’t found an HG face wash yet but am stubborn and will finish a whole one that I buy before moving on to another.

Your skin tone/coloring: NW10/15
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara is the big one. I don’t necessarily skimp on concealer, either, but there are several drug store formulas I like enough to keep on hand.
Type of beauty products you splurge on? What products *don’t* I splurge on is the better question. 😛 I’d say lipstick and foundation are the formulas I’m willing to go the distance on.
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Lipstick is my cosmetic kryptonite. 😛

Your skin tone/coloring: Fairest, neutral with a touch of yellow.
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara and eyeliner. I’ve discovered ones comparable to high-end products but at a much more reasonable price. They work for me so I’m not going to spend more than I have to to get the look I want.
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Lipstick. I’m a little bit obsessed! Guerlain is my favourite lipstick brand. My excuse is that I have very dry, picky lips that flake and shrivel up a at just the sight of most lipsticks. 😛
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Again, lipstick. I’m always on the lookout for shades I don’t have or replacing lipsticks that don’t work for me with another better formula lipstick in the same shade. Foundation as well. I’m determined to find my perfect foundation one of these days! Ideally one where I don’t need to mix with a white foundation to get it to match my skin.

Skin tone/coloring: fair & neutral
Skimp: blushes, bronzers, luminizers/highlighters, brow pencils. Bah! Can’t seem to make anything stay on my face for long. 🙁
Splurge: especially skincare serums/gels/milks that lasts 6+ hours on my oily skin, as well as a nice foundation/concealer every once in a while. 😉
Can’t stop trying: nude lipsticks, pencils, and balms, and face serums!

Your skin tone/coloring: NC25
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara, lip balm, nail polish remover
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Skin care, foundation, concealer, powders, eyeshadows
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Lipsticks and lipglosses 😀

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/cool
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Eye makeup remover, body lotion
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Moisturizer, face serums, foundation, powder, blush
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Eyeshadow, lipstick, lipgloss, illuminators

Your skin tone/coloring: NC25, warm toned
Type of beauty products you skimp on? mascara & lip products
Type of beauty products you splurge on? foundation, concealer, powder, blush (face products basically)
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? blush, foundation, mascara

Your skin tone/coloring: fair
Type of beauty products you skimp on? mascara, it gets old so quickly!
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? lipcolor, especially reds! I can’t stop!

Your skin tone/coloring: NC50
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Facial cleanser & moisturizer, eyeshadows, nail polish
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation, lipsticks & glosses
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Foundation, lipsticks & glosses

Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium, with yellow undertone
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Lipgloss, Mascara
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation, concealer
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Blush, Lipstick

Your skin tone/coloring: NC30-35
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara, foundation, concealer
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Blushes, eyeshadow, eyeliner, lipsticks, powder
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Blush and lipstick.

Your skin tone/coloring:
Medium dark/tan with golden olive undertone. NC40-42

Type of beauty products you skimp on?
Mascara, for something that should be replaced every 3 months, I prefer something cheap. Plus, most drugstore mascaras are great nowadays.

Type of beauty products you splurge on?
Any complexion-related products, primer, foundation, concealer/corrector, setting powder, finishing powder, luminizer.

Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying?
Lipstick, blush & because of my verrryyy oily skin, mattifier.

Your skin tone/coloring: pale olive, dark eyes and hair
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara. brow products, lip liners, nail polish, haircare, body skin care
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Hmmm…everything else?
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? lol…i just can’t stop trying beauty products in general!

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara and face wash
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation, powder, blush, eyeshadow and eyeliner
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Lately lipstick because I’ve never been that into it so I keep trying different colors/formulas. And definitely eyeshadow. I have more than enough to last a lifetime but I can’t stop buying it

Skin tone/coloring: Light Olive
Skimp products: toiletries – polish removers, sponges, nail files, shampoo angles sometimes mascaras.
Splurge products: skin care, concealers, foundations, primers and Hair conditioners.
Can’t stop buying : Color! Shadows, blushes, lipstick and nail polish.
Can’t stop trying -Mascara, I’m a sucker for the latest greatest thing.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light olive skinned.
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Liquid eyeliner, pencil eyeliner, eyebrow pencils.
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation, blushes, eyeshadows.
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Lipglosses, lipsticks and blushes.

Your skin tone/coloring: medium warm
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Primers
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation, blush, and bronzer. I’ll splurge on eyeliner, mascara, and lip products as well but it’s a mix of high end and drugstore for those.
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Consistently, eyeliner. Lately though, lipsticks. (oops)

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium/dark
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Highlighters

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium – Neutral
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara, Eyeliner
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation, Blush
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? New Foundations!

Your skin tone/coloring: Light, Olive Toned
Type of beauty products you skimp on?: Foundation
Type of beauty products you splurge on?: Eyeshadow, bronzer, blush
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying?: Eyeshadow! I own way too many palettes…. mostly neutrals too!

Your skin tone/coloring: NC30
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Mascara. I do use some high end mascara, but usually because I get them in a kit or at a very reduced price for some reason. I am perfectly happy with drugstore options.
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundation, eyeshadow and blush. More often than not, I’ve been disappointed with drugstore choices.
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Eyeshadow, foundation, blush.

Oh yeah, and lip products. I rarely buy high end lipstick. I bought 2 Fresh tinted lip balms last month and was so sad to spend $22 each on lipstick. BUT I have such severe dry lips that I really had no choice. Thanks to the darn birthday sample, I found out how awesome the fresh balms are and I can’t find anything in the drugstore (tinted) that is as good. Generally, I get my high end lip products in sets. Otherwise, I buy drugstore.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Bi-phase make up remover and Mascara (reach for deluxe samples for 2 years now)
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Everything! It’s just my hobby.
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Foundation! I think I tried more than 15 last year.

Skin tone- Medium warm
Skimp- Mascara, lipgloss, nailpolish
Splurge-Foundation, eyeshadow, blush, lipstick
Can’t stop buying- eyeshadow, blush

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/neutral
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Usually mascaras, setting powders, brow products
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Eyeshadows, foundations, highlighters
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Blushes! I can never resist a pretty, pigmented blush!

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium with yellow undertones/NC30
Type of beauty products you skimp on? Eyeliners, lipliners, lipbalms, makeup removers and nail polishes.
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Foundations, concealers, palettes, blushes and lipsticks.
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Lipsticks, mascaras, powders and blushes.

Your skin tone/coloring: VERY fair, Neutral
Type of beauty products you skimp on? nothing if I’ve got the funds! haha, but mascara and nail polish I suppose, sometimes body products
Type of beauty products you splurge on? foundation for sure, powders, lately eyeshadows too
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Mainly foundation! Always hunting for the perfect one that is pale enough for me (it’s unbelievably hard, and I’m tired of mixing)

Your skin tone/coloring: save-dweller grey (extremely pale, neutral)
Type of beauty products you skimp on: foundation, brushes, blush, makeup remover, bronzer, mascara..
Type of beauty products you splurge on: unusual eyeshadow/eye pencil formulations n colors, nail polish, asian bb creams
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying: glittery pink and purple eyeshadow

Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral dark
Type of beauty products you skimp on? None
Type of beauty products you splurge on? Skincare, lipsticks
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying? Lipstick and blushes

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, neutral/ yellow
Type of beauty products you skimp on?
Eyeliner. Gel liners in particular.
Type of beauty products you splurge on?
Everything else! Okay, specifically, base. Foundation, concealer, powder.
Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying?
Blush. Powders, creams, stains, all of ’em. I’m obsessed right now.

Your skin tone/coloring:
Fair, pink undertones.

Type of beauty products you skimp on?
Mascara, dries out too fast for me to want to pay alot.

Type of beauty products you splurge on?
Skincare! So important to have a good base for makeup. Foundations and blushers also.

Type of beauty products you can’t stop trying?
Mostly skincare stuff like moisturisers and serums. Obsessed with getting as close to perfect skin as I can.

Dark Tan, with golden undertones. (As in Nars Tahoe, Becca Amber, or MUFE 173)

I’m a bit of a product junkie, so I usually only skimp on foundation primer, and mascara.

I usually splurge on lipsticks, glosses, and eyeshadows. Especially special edition palettes of eyeshadows.

At the moment, I can’t seem to stop trying foundations, deeply pigmented lip glosses (think Marc Jacobs), and brushes. Recently fell in love with the Wayne Goss brushes and Real Techniques brushes.

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