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ElKay Avatar

◾Your skin tone/coloring: Light Medium NW-25
◾Eye brush you always use? Mac 239 & 217 tie
◾Do you use foundation regularly? Yes, everyday
◾Go-to lip balm? Jack Black

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool-toned
Eye brush you always use? MAC 217 and a Sonia Kashuk white handled brush (from before they had numbers on them, so I don’t know if it’s the small or medium one)
Do you use foundation regularly? No but I use CC cream almost daily (mostly for the sun protection but also for a bit of colour and cover)
Go-to lip balm? Jack Black (I think mine is the grapefruit one)

Rachel R. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair neutral; auburn hair, hazel/green eyes

Eye brush you always use? Bare Minerals Eye Defining Brush, Ecotools crease brush

Do you use foundation regularly? Yes; usually Bare Minerals Original loose powder foundation in Fair.

Go-to lip balm? Burt’s Bees, Nyx Butter Balm, eos, or Maybelline Baby Lips.

CatG Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light with yellow undertones
Eye brush you always use? Sigma E45
Do you use foundation regularly? 3-4 times a week, when I do full makeup.
Go-to lip balm? Any of the ones from Clear Hills Honey Company.

Xan Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium, olive undertones (I think)
Eye brush you always use? I’m just starting out with eye make-up, so I’m still using an old Body Shop blending brush until I get a proper one
Do you use foundation regularly? Nope!
Go-to lip balm? Jack Black in the mint flavour, though I’m enjoying the lemon from the 4-pack holiday set right now as well

xamyx Avatar

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

Eyeshadow Brush: Well, if I used the same eyeshadow everyday, I’d use the same brush. However, since not every brush & eyeshadow play well together, I change brushes nearly as often as I change product. The same can be said for all types of brushes & products.

Foundation: No, only if I’m doing a full look, or I’m trying a new product. I have decent skin, more often than not, a TM or BB Cream is sufficient.

Lip Balm: Whatever’s within reach…

Arianna Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light olive
Eye brush you always use?: My fingers!! 😀
Do you use foundation regularly?: Yes, I always do a very light layer of Chanel Vitalumiere Acqua Compact Douceur – wonderful product.
Go-to lip balm?: I go for lipstick instead! I love how hydrating Dolce & Gabbana’s are.

ceciliea Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: nc15
Eye brush you always use? mac 217
Do you use foundation regularly? yes everyday, I have clear skin but unfortunately also very very red cheeks, if I do not cover them other people comment on them (they are that red!)
Go-to lip balm? eight hour cream

KaseyCannuck Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NW20
Eye brush you always use? Goathair paintbrush dupes of MAC 239
Do you use foundation regularly? No, usually a TM or BB dream
Go-to lip balm? Jack Black

Meghan Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light to light-medium with yellow undertones
Eye brush you always use? Real Techniques base shadow brush for cream eye shadows, and MAC 239 for powder, or Sigma E55. MAC 217 for blending, or the odd time Sigma E40.
Do you use foundation regularly? Yes! There are a few foundations I’ve really fallen for recently: Chanel Vitalumière Aqua, Chanel Perfection Lumière Velvet & more recently Hourglass Immaculate foundation (but only when mixed with Becca’s SSP in Opal & a tiny bit of Chanel Les Beiges All In One Healthy Glow Fluid).
Go-to lip balm? During the day Jack Black or Nuxe Rêve de Miel (stick version), in the evenings/ bed time Dior Crème de Rose or Nuxe Rêve de Miel (potted version).

Vanessa V Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral Medium MAC NC30/35
Eye brush you always use? MAC 213
Do you use foundation regularly? Nearly everyday
Go-to lip balm? Right now its Aquaphor to deal with New York’s harsh winter

Sylirael Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Cool-neutral vampire

Eye brush you always use? *cough* there are eye brushes? 😉 Well, I do use an old mini one from some set or other to do my brows…

Do you use foundation regularly? Not at all! I only regulaarly use concealer on my face

Go-to lip balm? At the moment it’s a Nivea one in peach – it smells like peach iced tea, which I have a crippling addiction to but can’t currently bankroll 😀

Amber C. Avatar

Skintone/coloring – N10 MAC, red hair, blue eyes.
Eye shadow brush i always use – Real Techniques eye shadow brush
Do i use foundation regularly? – yes, every day.
Go-to lip balm – Fresh Sugar lip treatment. I also love the Fresh Sugar lip serum.

Ashley Avatar

◾Your skin tone/coloring: Light NW20
◾Eye brush you always use? Mac 217 and the Sigma dupe
◾Do you use foundation regularly? Yep, everyday
◾Go-to lip balm? Fresh sugar, although Victoria Secret’s discontinued one is a new fave.

Fran Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: between fair and light; cool undertones with warm features
Eye brush you always use? Hourglass domed shadow brush. This brush is amazingly versatile. I can use it to pack on shadow in small spaces like the inner corner of my lid, then wipe it clean on a microfiber cloth and use it to blend colors in the crease.
Do you use foundation regularly? I use a CC or BB cream or TM with all-mineral sunscreen (zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide) anytime I go outside — this, more than anything, has caused major improvement in my rosacea. Way more than any prescription product ever has. I’ve not yet found an unscented all-mineral sunscreen that works well under foundation. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is wonderful, but SPF 15 is not enough when you consider how little of the product you use compared to the teaspoon (5 ml.) for face and neck on which that SPF rating is based.
Go-to lip balm? Silk Naturals Smooth and Full Black Label lip treatment (keeps my 50+ year old lips looking full instead of collapsed!)

Janelle Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, on the cooler side
Eye brush you always use? MAC 217 and 239, Stila #20
Do you use foundation regularly? Yes, I rarely leave the house without it
Go-to lip balm? At the moment, Rocky Mountain Soap and/or Caudalie lip conditioner

Clio Avatar

Skin tone: light/medium yellow undertone
Eye brush: Real Techniques shadow brush (the purple one!)
Foundation regularly?: absolutely not. Foundation makes me break out like nobody’s business. Just spot concealor for me.
Go-to lip balm: burt’s bees

Tracy Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15-NC20
Eye brush you always use? Mac 217
Do you use foundation regularly? never liquid, just powder
Go-to lip balm? It changes, right now, Caudalie

Diana Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NARS Barcelona
Eye brush you always use?: Sigma E25
Do you use foundation regularly?: Yes, all day every day, except for the occasional BB cream or no make up weekend.
Go-to lip balm?: Jack Black’s original, best lip balm ever and I found it thanks to Christine. 2nd would be Dior’s Creme De Rose but its too expensive for me to buy if for myself haha

Lotus Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fairest, cool. Lighter than NW10

Eye brush you always use? Rae Morris round shader

Do you use foundation regularly? No.

Go-to lip balm? Sisley-Paris Confort Creme lip balm

LipstickHoarder Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Golden/Yellow/Orange (yellow/orange Neutral)
Eye brush you always use? brush from Real Techniques
Do you use foundation regularly? Yes
Go-to lip balm? CVS Beauty 360 balm spheres (drugstore version of EOS)

Laura Avatar

Skin tone/coloring: NW-30
Eye brush you always use: Wayne Goss Noº13
Do you use foundation regularly? Yes, La Praire Caviar foundation/Estee Lauder Double Wear
Go-to Lip Balm: Atoderm by Bioderma

WildDove Avatar

◾Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC20
◾Eye brush you always use?: Sonia Kashuk old fluffy blending brush with black wavy handle
◾Do you use foundation regularly?: yes foundation, or tinted moisturizer, or BB cream
◾Go-to lip balm?: Palladio in Berry

Lee Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral Medium Dark? MAC NC44/45
Eye brush you always use? Make Up For Ever 242 Large Blender Brush
Do you use foundation regularly? Yes
Go-to lip balm? Whatever I received in a beauty box and have yet to finish, currently between a Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment sample and ELF Lip Exfoliator

Nancy T Avatar

Your skintone/coloring: MAC C4.5, Revlon Age Defying 50 Honey Beige. Olive undertones, deep brunette hair, teal-green eyes with gold flecks.
Eye brush you always use: Elf Studio line C- eyeshadow brush, Elf basic line blending brush, and also a bunch of double ended brushes that I have had for so long and have used nearly every day; I think they were called Mirraq? All the writing has worn off, but even after many, many washings and heavy use, NO shedding and still work great!
Do you use foundation regularly: Either foundation (Oct.-April) or BB cream (when it gets hot outside) just about every day.
Go to lip balm: Eos.

Mariela B Avatar

1. Mac 239 & Real techniques base shadow brush
2. Yes, currently the Makeup forever HD (125n) & Bobbi brown stick foundation (Sand)
3. First aid lip repair

El Avatar

Skin tone/colouring: fair neutral

Eye brush: Too Faced blending brush

Foundation: yes, I use foundation or BB / CC cream all the time

Lip balm: one of Malin & Goetz (the plain one), Soap & Glory, or Carmex in Berry

Karen Avatar

Your skin tone/colouring: Mac NC 15/Nars Gobi
Eye brush you always use? I always use Mac 239 & Mac 217 every time. Those are the ones I always reach for, along with my real techniques brushes.
Do you use foundation regularly? Yes I have terrible skin, cystic acne & scarring, uneven skin tones etc. foundation just makes me feel happier.
Go-to lip balm? Burts Bees pomegranate lip balm, although I have been out for a while now… It’s funny cause lately I’ve been just using my NYX butter glosses as a lip balm, has been working pretty good actually.

Melissa29 Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Dark neutral.
◾Eye brush you always use? I use a MAC brush but don’t remember the number
◾Do you use foundation regularly? No. Foundation breaks me out.
◾Go-to lip balm? Sugar lip balm

Olivia Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with yellow undertones
Eye brush you always use? sigma e40
Do you use foundation regularly? Whenever I wear makeup I must have foundation on.
Go-to lip balm? I did love my eos lip balm, which I somehow managed to lose. Blistex will do.

Nikki J. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC50
Eye brush you always use? Sonia Kashuk Large Crease Brush
Do you use foundation regularly? No, only on special occasions
Go-to lip balm? Carmex

Deborah Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair – blonde – brown eyes
Eye brush you always use? I am using a pencil eye shadow now (I use a mac brush when I use a powder eyeshadow.
Do you use foundation regularly? Absolutely – MAC studio fix powwder + foundation
Go-to lip balm? I don’t wear lip balm

CJ Avatar

Skin tone: Fair cool (NW13)
Eye brush: MAC 217
Foundation: Almost every day
Lip balm: Dior Creme de Rose if I can find where I left it, otherwise whatever is in the closest bag or pocket

Samantha Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/cool
Eye brush you always use? MAC 217.
Do you use foundation regularly? Yes. I wear foundation if I wear any makeup (at the very least powdered foundation). I mix 2/4 MAC Face in Body in White, 1/4 MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW10, and 1/4 MAC Studio Sculpt in NW15. When I wear powdered foundation, I have to rely on MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NW10. I ordered MUFE Pro Finish in 110, so I will see how that goes.
Go-to lip balm? C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve

Emme89 Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: medium with olive or yellow undertone
Eye brush you always use? Coastal Scents pro blending fluff, everyday
Do you use foundation regularly? Lancome Teint Idole 24 hr
Go-to lip balm? Jack Black all the way, for years. Thanks Temptalia!! 😀

Jade Avatar

skin tone: porcelain lighter than NW10
eye brush: small fluffy paddle brush
foundation regularly: 2-3 times a week
lip balm: burts bees ultra conditioning

Sophie Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Pale. PALE PALE PALE. Basically, the lightest color of foundation, I am that!
Eye brush you always use?: Always need a fluffy crease brush. Doesn’t matter which one, right now I’m using the Sephora Pro Crease Brush.
Do you use foundation regularly?: I work at Sephora so I kind of have too! Usually something very lightweight though!
Go-to lip balm?: I love the Jack Black lip balm, very affordable, but as more of a splurge I like the Fresh Sugar lips also!

Kat Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with neutral undertones
Eye brush you always use? Smashbox Tapered Shadow Brush
Do you use foundation regularly? No
Go-to lip balm? Burts Bees Honey

Aallexxy Avatar

■Your skin tone/coloring: in between NC45-50
■Eye brush you always use? Mac 217
■Do you use foundation regularly? Yes, but sometimes a CC cream or tinted moisturiser.
■Go-to lip balm? Lipglam

Terri Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: neutral/light.
Eye brush you always use? I have many that I like, but I guess MAC 217 more than others.
Do you use foundation regularly? Yep. Purminerals powder foundation on gym days (does clog pores, and doesn’t melt off my face!), liquid foundation or BB/CC cream on non gym days. Like ones with skin healthy ingredients and lots of SPF!
Go-to lip balm? Blistex, usually the blue potted one

Melanie Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light medium, cool undertones
Eye brush you always use? MAC 239 as well as three from the coastal scents 22pc set (largest eye brush for blending, dome blender for crease placement, and detail shadow for inner third)
Do you use foundation regularly? usually covergirl 3-in-1 is my daily go-to, but since it’s been cold and dry I’ve been using garnier bb cream mixed with a little of the covergirl to lighten the shade
Go-to lip balm? jersey shore sun mongongo

Rachel Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
Eye brush you always use? Cailyn brush from TJ Maxx, IT Cosmetics crease brush
Do you use foundation regularly? Nope, only on the weekends. I don’t wear makeup to work.
Go-to lip balm? Lypsyl! It beats everything else I’ve tried (Fresh, Jack Black, EOS, ChapStick, Burt’s Bees, Softlips, Carmex, etc.)

Lisa Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Tan
Eye brush you always use? A wooden handled Sonia Kashuk brush that has a stiff dense dome that I find stamps my darker V color perfect into my outerlid/crease socket. I lost it once and freaked out since the brush was limited edition.
Do you use foundation regularly? During the winter months I have. I mix my Dior foundation with Maybelline Fit Me (original formula). During the summer I usually skip it.
Go-to lip balm? Burt’s Bees balm with the silver cap… Revitalizing or Nourishing or something like that. It works well on me and I actually have finished several. I really like Jack Blacks balm too since I read your recommendation here!

Anet Avatar

very fair, olive undertones
MAC 239
usually BB on the whole face (currently I love TheBalm shelter) + RCMA full coverage foundation around eyes and wherever needed
Yves Rocher lip balm Repair

Kat Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fairest and neutral cool.
Eye brush you always use? Mac 239, every time.
Do you use foundation regularly? Mm, maybe half the time.
Go-to lip balm? Aquafor Lip Repair

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