Survey Says… January 18th, 2017

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Best foundation for perfected skin?
  • Best highlighter for glowing skin?
  • Best your-lips-but-better lip color?

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Your skin tone/coloring: Cool/fair
Best foundation for perfected skin? Diorskin Star
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Becca liquid in Opal
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? NYX Pops

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium

Best foundation for perfected skin? Milani 2-in-1 Conceal + Perfect Foundation + Concealer

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Got enough natural ‘glow’ (shine) already, ehhh

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Clinique Melon Pop

NC37

Best foundation: still haven’t found anything for perfected skin, and honestly, it’s really not what I look for in a foundation and I find myself moving away from high coverage foundations. Currently, absolutely love mac face and body, but definitely very light coverage

Absolutely love the liquid becca opal. Mac hush looks wonderful too.

My lips but better: mac twig, mac whirl

Your skin tone/coloring: Deep/Dark NW50
Best foundation for perfected skin? Lancome Teint Idole 24hr Ultra
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Bedca Opal and and Colour Pop Might Be
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? MAC Creme in Your Coffee

Your Skin Tone/Coloring: Fairest Neutral (KVD L41/42, Bobbi Brown Porcelain/Alabaster, NARS Chantilly, etc) with cool-leaning features.

Best Foundation for Perfected Skin: I love Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizes for evened out, perfected skin. But for foundations my favorites are Guerlain Lingerie de Peau in Beige Pale and Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting in Cream (Alabaster in the non-SPF formula). I love that they are dewy, skin-like, and buildable. I prefer light to light-medium coverage and I can get either or more from these.

Best Highlighter for Glowing Skin: When I think of glowing skin highlights, I think of the kind that look dewy and more natural as opposed to my more metallic or fun-colored options. Dewy natural highlights I love include RMS Living Luminizer, Pat McGrath’s stick balm/color duos for Nude and Gold Skin Fetishes, MAC Strobe Cream, CoverFX in Celestial (I prefer the drops to their sticks), NARS Copacabana for liquid and Albatross for powder, Marc Jacobs highlight stick thing for the body haha, Becca’s new lavender Backlight Primer (called First Light), and Kevin Aucoin’s Celestial Skin Liquid in Candlelight (I want to try Starlight but only when I run out on illuminating primers so….not for a while), etc.

Best MLBB: Unfortunately and as always the long dc’d Stila Natalie. It will never be beat *sobs*

Skin tone: medium warm (NC30)

Best foundation: I still haven’t found anything better than Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk foundation, although I do also enjoy Born This Way and NARS All Day Luminous Weightless. I use my foundations very sparingly and don’t like the look of full coverage.

Best highlighter: Like many others, I own a ridiculous number of highlighters (over 30) but for me nothing beats Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powders (not the Shimmer Bricks) or Laura Mercier’s Matte Radiance in 01.

MLBB: This is always a struggle for me as I don’t like nude lips and my natural
lip color is pigmented enough to make many nude lipsticks, liners or glosses appear too light. That being said, I did put Urban Decay’s Weirdo lip liner and lipstick in Naked together with a peach gloss last week and I liked it better than
most other combos I’ve tried.

My skin tone: fair with a cool undertone
Best foundation: Bobbi Brown foundation stick 0.75 Ivory
Best highlighter: Not find yet
Best your lip but better lip color: Mac Velvet Teddy

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with warm undertones (MAC nc15)
Best foundation for perfected skin? MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation. It makes my face look flawless, and it never cakes up on me.
Best highlighter for glowing skin? elf Pinktastic, ColourPop Stole the Show/Lunch Money/Monster or Pink Heart from the Moonchild Glow Kit
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? elf In The Nude or ColourPop Magic Wand

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

Best foundation for perfected skin? Smashbox Camera Ready BB SPF 30 in fair/light. That’s pretty sheer so when I want more coverage, I add some Guerlain Lingerie de Peau in 02.

Best highlighter for glowing skin? I don’t do highlighter per se, so am going with Laura Mercier Matte Radiance primer as it gives a little glow that I like a lot.

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Urban Decay Vice Lovelight.

Your skin tone/coloring: warm/light
Best foundation for perfected skin? Guerlain Tenue de Perfection
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Becca liquid in Opal
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? MAC Twig, MAC Creme in your coffee

Your skin tone/coloring: light and warm
Best foundation for perfected skin? MUFE Ultra HD
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Lancome Glow Subtil cream highlighter
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Nars Dolce Vita in the matte lip crayon formula is a pretty good one for my skin tone.

Your skintone/ coloring: Medium w/ olive undertones MAC NC37 Tarte AC Foundation Lt-Med Honey, deep plum-brunette, blue-green eyes w/ gold flecks.

Best foundation for perfected skin: Hmm…I do like my Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation for coverage, but I have to mix 2 shades to get it right; Lt-Med Honey with Medium Honey. For know, just getting samples of Med. Honey to mix.

Best highlighter for glowing skin: Colourpop Butterfly Beach or MAC Whisper Of Gilt! For more subdued, Laura Mercier Matte Radiance 01 Highlight.

Best your-lips-but-better lip color: Easily, MAC Mehr for matte, Guerlain Air Kiss for luminous, MAC Vamplify in Tuned In for lipgloss.

Your skin tone/coloring: light/fair with neutral undertones
Best foundation for perfected skin? I don’t really use foundation, but when I do I wear Covergirl Clean
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Probably Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien!

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

Best foundation for perfected skin? Lancome Teint Idole 24H Long Wear Foundation, as it covers any redness, cystic acne, etc. I may get and leave my skin looking very even and nicely matte (but not dry). I’ve never had to use concealer with it, even with my worst cystic acne attacks.

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Guerlain Meteorites for a more subtle glow. Wet n Wild Reserve Your Cabana for a little more oomph without being too shimmery. (I’m light enough I can actually use it as a subtle bronzer, so in summer I use it for a touch of color and glow.)

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Urban Decay Sheer Rapture. My lips are super-light, nearly the color of my skin, with just the very outer edges being a pinky-mauve, so I try to match the edges for an MLBB shade. I actually own two tubes of this, and keep one in my purse at all times.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
Best foundation for perfected skin? IT Cosmetics CC Cream or Shiseido Sheer + Perfect
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Guerlain Cruel Gardenia (LE – I’ll cry when I finish it)
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? MAC Brick-o-la

Skin tone/coloring: Light, warm (NC15)
Best Foundation for perfected skin: Estee Lauder Double Wear 1W1 Warm Bone
Best Highlighter: Only use once in a while-Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette-Incandescent light
Best my lips but better: Laura Mercier Sheer Lip Color Baby Lips

Your skin tone/coloring: fair
Best foundation for perfected skin? Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, shoutout to the Marc Jacobs remarkable but it’s way too intense for me to ever buy it since I don’t prefer a perfected skin look.
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Liquid (opal for dewy, glow-from-within look)
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Too Faced Nude Beach

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with yellow undertones, dark brown eyes, black hair
Best foundation for perfected skin? surprisingly, Hard Candy Glamouflage liquid foundation
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Essence Be My Highlight
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Urban Decay Sheer Liar or Tarte Glitzy. Both I’m pretty sure are discontinued or are being phased out!

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair skintone (warm or olive) hazel eyes, auburn hair

Best foundation for perfected skin? I’ve been loving the MUFE Ultra HD for months now!

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Unsurprisingly, Laura Mercer Matte Radiance 01! I’ve actually made a dent into my product.

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Ooh, I don’t wear a lot of these actually (I either like matte opaque nudes or sheer shiny pops of color) but I absolutely adore the YSL Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick lipstick in 44 Nude Lavalliere.

Skin Tone: Medium-tan ish, I wear Nars Ginger

Best Foundation for perfected skin: While a relatively recent find, the Koh Gen Do aqua foundation (I wear 143) is not just the perfect color and undertone match for my medium olive skin but it is the most “perfect”, evened out skin someone could bottle up and sell. That is to say, I absolutely love it! Also, I have dry-combo skin so this is right up my street!

Best Highlighter: Becca’s liquid skin perfector in Opal (my skin but glowing) and also MAC’s Hush. A MAC MUA introduced me to it in 2011 and I have never found anything to beat it. I am considering RMS’s Master Mixer since it looks like a gorgeous highlighter for my coloring.

Best MLBB color: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #9 Nude in Private, Tom Ford Lip Color Shine Nubile and now discontinued Nars Tzigane. Still looking for possible dupes of this one.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium, fairly yellow tones

Best foundation for perfected skin? Currently a mix of Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover in Creamy Vanilla and Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint in Warm Ivory

Best highlighter for glowing skin? ABH Glow Kits or the latest ChiChi Celestial Illuminating palette that I just picked up – it’s surprisingly fantastic!

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Bite Beauty Sake or Pepper!

Your skin tone/coloring: Light neutral

Best foundation for perfected skin? Estée Lauder Double Wear (Shade 1N2) covers my acne scarring and lasts all day.

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Lately I’ve been layering Benefit Watts Up cream highlighter and a powder highlighter, i.e. Mac Soft and Gentle, Mac Whisper of Gilt, Becca Moonstone, Becca Opal.

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? MAC Taupe and/or Spice liner, or Revlon Rose Velvet

Your skin tone/coloring: between fair and light; cool undertones with warm features

Best foundation for perfected skin? with sunscreen: IT Cosmetics CC Cream. Without sunscreen: RCMA Color Process Foundation. For both, I have to mix two shades if I want to really match my skin.

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Incandescent or Iridescent.

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? NARS Damage (my lips have a lot of pink/red/blue in them!)

My skintone: in between NC20 and NC25!! Very prominent warm/yellow undertones. Curly deep dark brown hair, medium cinnamon brown eyes!

Best foundation: honestly? Iv found my skin looks the BEST, when I either concealer the redness in my cheeks and darkNess under my eyes. OR with ELF Flawless Finish Foundation!! It’s only $6, but I found the PERFECT shade match in it, and its a nice satin finish, with medium coverage!

Best highlighter for glowing skin: I will ALWAYS swear by Sephora Brand Baked Luminizor in 01 Star Dust. Iv owned one, and completely finished it. And I’m on my second one. My two were/are totally different than Christine’s one!! Mine is SUPER shimmery, and very YELLOW. which my yellow skin LOVES.

Best MLBB: I have two! Because it depends on the season, in Winter when I’m more fair, I ADORE KVD studded kiss lipstick in Lovecraft! It’s my EXACT lip colour. (If I want some shine, I add some of buxom Dolly lip gloss on top!)

For summer I use MAC Twig!! It’s a bit deeper and Pinker than Lovecraft. But Its so neutral, and easy to wear!!

Skin tone: NC-15-ish
Best Foundation: RMS Uncover (#22), Kjaer Weis (Silken), Sappho (Lisa)
Best Highlight: RMS Living Luminizer, Kjaer Weis Radiance, Ilia Cosmic Dancer
Best LBB: Bite’s Pepper & Sable, Tata Harper lip/cheek in Very Charming

Your skin tone/coloring: Light, medium with yellow undertones.

Best foundation for perfected skin? EL Double Wear Foundation. For winter, I’m in the shade Pebble.

Best highlighter for glowing skin? LM 01 Matte Radiance as a highlighter. For overall glowing skin, Becca Backlight Filter Primer or EL Illuminating Primer. Much to my surprise, I am much more a fan of the EL than the Becca these days.

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? MAC Brick-o-la

Skintone/coloring: Light NC 20. Medium Brown Hair and brown eyes

Best foundation: MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof used with Real Techniques dual fiber brush

Highlighter: MAC Lightscapade or Essence Be My Highlight

Best My Lips but Better lipstick: Revlon Honey Bare, MAC Hug Me, NARS Rikugien

Skin tone: fair, porcelain with pink undertones
Best Foundation: I have been absolutely loving the Clarins Ever Lasting Foundation in Linen. It lasted on me all day last Saturday when I was at a wedding on a very warm day and into the evening.
Best Highlighter: Mary Lou
Best MLBB – I don’t do nude lips at all, makes me look unfinished, unwell…. But I do love Milani’s Cinnamon Spice and Maybelline’s Untainted Spice lipsticks for the same effect.

Skintone/coloring: Light to Light medium with foolish undertones
Favorite perfecting foundation: More of a fan of tinted moisturizers (Chantecaille Just Skin) or BB &CC creams (Burberry BB). When I do go for a higher coverage it has to be Armani Luminous Silk.
Best Glow: Tie between RMS Living Luminizer and Hourglass Ambient Powder in Incandescent, (the center pan in the Ambient Powder Palette)
Favorite MLBB lipstick(s): Urban Decay Sheer Rapture, Nars Anita, Mac Brave, Urban Decay Rush, Bite Suede, Laura Mercier Brown Sugar (among so very many because I tend to gravitate towards MLBB shades!)

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15 w/some redness

Best foundation for perfected skin? Nars Sheer Glow

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Filmstar Bronze & Glow cream version, Becca Moonstone liquid version, or MAC Strobe Cream (original as I haven’t tried the new ones)

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with neutral undertones

Best foundation for perfected skin: Diorskin Star, and recently I’ve really been enjoying the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer.

Best highlighter for glowing skin: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone

Best your-lips-but-better color: Nars Dolce Vita– I prefer the lipstick over the matte pencil personally.

– Asian, light to medium warm-toned skin

– HG foundation: Kat Von D for the exact shade finally! Beats year-round humid weather in Manila. Full-coverage, stays all day!

– Highlighter: LM Matte Radiance, Colourpop Wisp, Colourpop Smoke & Whistles

– Lips definitely look better with Rimmel Kate Moss 08

Your skin tone/coloring: fair with neutral/warm undertones
Best foundation for perfected skin? I have limited experience with foundations but I love the Too Faced BTW! It leaves a really nice coverage on my skin, covering up my cheek redness, without looking caked on.
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Essence Apricotta eyeshadow. Ohhhhh my gosh, I will sing the praises of this shadow forever as a highlight. Such a stunning light peachy pink with almost a silver reflect, like a ballet pointe shoe.
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Probably my NARS Rikugien satin lip pencil!

Your skin tone/coloring: NC 23 ish, light to medium, warm yellow undertones
Best foundation for perfected skin? Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting or Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Highlight 01
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Haven’t found one yet, maybe ColourPop’s Lip Gloss Finders Keepers

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/neutral/blue-green eyes/brunette

Best foundation for perfected skin? Diorsnow BB Cream

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Not really sure on this one but Sonia Kashuk Blossomy Nude is a really good one.

Your skin tone/coloring: medium warm/tan

Best foundation for perfected skin? Still, nothing beats the Armani Luminous Silk for me.

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Hourglass Luminous Light or the golden shade on the right of the Makeup Revolution Radiance Palette. I’ve heard such good things about the RMS Living Luminizer so that will be my next buy for a lit-from-within glow.

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? My HG MLBB combo is the Nuxe lip balm with Milani Spice lip liner smudged in and sometimes I put Dior 333 Nude on top. Lately though, I’ve been loving the honey-toned nudes especially with the really golden tanned skin I get in the Aussie summer so have been wearing Rimmel by Kate Moss 56 Boho Nude everywhere.

Your skin tone/coloring: Dark Tan w/Yellow Undertones (MAC C7)
Best foundation for perfected skin? Make Up For Ever Face & Body (For some F&B may be too sheer for “perfect skin”, but it’s the most natural looking foundation I’ve ever used, I just use my concealer to touch up any spots that it doesn’t cover)
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Sleek highlighting palette
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Make Up For Ever Natural lipstick in N9

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/neutral.

Best foundation for perfected skin? My definition of perfected skin is skin that looks like skin! I hate heavy, full coverage matte foundations. Currently I love Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation.

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl.

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Nars Dolce Vita Lipstick.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair/cool undertones
Best foundation for perfected skin? Definitely have to go with my Cle de Peau radiant liquid foundation
Best highlighter for glowing skin? I have two solid options for powder – Cle de Peau luminizers and Tom Ford Moodglow and for liquid – Chantecaille liquid luminizer
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 94 Comfort

Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC20-25 (light/medium with yellow/warm undertone)
Best foundation for perfected skin? MAC Prolongwear Waterproof foundation definitely makes my skin look perfect, while still having something natural; and it lasts all day, any day. Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation is also great, it looks natural-perfected, but it has less coverage and resistance.
Best highlighter for glowing skin? I’m not that much into highlight myself, I have just one in a Sleek Contour kit (one with bronzer and highlight, I think I got medium).
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? MAC Brave.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, cool undertone
Best foundation for perfected skin? Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Terre Neuve. Easily the best foundation I’ve ever used.
Best highlighter for glowing skin? I don’t use highlighter; I have an oily T-zone so I glow enough naturally!
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Sadly, my favorites always get discontinued, or I develop allergies to them. I currently wear and enjoy Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink Truffle.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light neutral
Best foundation for perfected skin? Milani Conceal and Perfect
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Becca Moonstone
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Stila Patina or Bare Minerals Swag

Skin tone: pale with cool undertones but freckled
Best foundation: I am ashamed to admit how much I am enjoying the sample of very expensive Crema Nuda by Armani… it is great for winter! Otherwise I also love Armani Maestro Fusion.
Best highligter: Girl meets pearl for a liquid, and CT Filmstar for powder.

Best MLBB shade for me is Rouge Bunny Rouge perfume of his gaze sheer lipstick.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with pink undertones, I’d say about MAC NW15-NW20

Best foundation for perfected skin? A few days ago I used some Makeup Atelier liquid foundation and it REALLY impressed me! Evened my face out nicely and although it’s a matte, waterproof foundation it actually gave me enough play time to make sure the entire face was thoroughly blended. I have BIG pores and usually my issue is makeup settling into them, but that wasn’t an issue at all when I used it!

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Cle de Peau Luminizing Face Enhancer in Pastel. I love this one for dusting off setting powder to leave behind a perfected radiant finish!

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? I went out on a limb and tried Jouer recently (despite months of telling myself to stay away) and their Long Wear Lip Creme in Terra is almost a perfect match for my actual lip color. It’s just a little more cool toned. I also really love how it wears.

Your skin tone/coloring: Cool Toned Fair

Best foundation for perfected skin? Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation in Porcelain or Too Faced Born This Way in Snow/NYX Pro Foundation Mixer in White

Best highlighter for glowing skin? Anastasia Glow Kit in Gleam or Becca Pearl <3

Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Charlotte Tilbury Lip Pencil in Pillow Talk & Tarte Lip Quench in Nude!

Your skin tone/coloring: NC50
Best foundation for perfected skin? MUFE HD
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Don’t use it!
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? MAC Spice Lipglass

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair light neutral
Best foundation for perfected skin? Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup. It’s not my HG, but I have yet to find better without breaking the bank.
Best highlighter for glowing skin? Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Incandescent Elektra. Mine is VERY light on the peach color and makes an amazing subtle highlight.
Best your-lips-but-better lip color? Marc Jacobs New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick in Role Play. A plus is that it’s the SO’s favorite lippie texture.

Skin tone/coloring: Porcelain
Best foundation for perfected skin: Tarte Amazonian Clay (liquid)
Best highlighter for glowing skin: Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in “Thunderstruck”
Best your-lips-but-better-color: Milani “Matte Naked”

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