Survey Says... January 2nd, 2019

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite eyeshadow finish?
  • Favorite blush finish?
  • Favorite lipstick finish?


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Sarah Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring:
Favorite eyeshadow finish? Metallic, Pat McGrath glitter metals
Favorite blush finish? Matte but want to try more cream blushes
Favorite lipstick finish? Semi matte but not drying the Huda Formula matte is amazing

CeeCee Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light with neutral undertones
Favorite eyeshadow finish? Smoothe Shimmer (but no chunky glitter particles!)
Favorite blush finish? Satin
Favorite lipstick finish? Satin leaning glossy, although i do love Stains as well.

Lane Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light medium, blue/green eyes, light brown hair
Favorite eyeshadow finish: matte and shimmer
Favorite blush finish: matte
Favorite lipstick finish: do I have to choose just one?

Ana Maria Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light-Medium with yellow warm undertone (MAC NC20)

The answer for all three other questions (eyeshadow, blush, lipstick) is the same: Satin and Matte. I can’t choose just one, I can’t live a beauty life without mattes or just with them. 😀 I definitely don’t like glossy, sparkly, shimmery finishes; for me (although I love seeing others playing with them).

kjh Avatar

‘Cool’ lt to med. Satin. Satin. Satin. Age. Age. Age. You can add shimmer. It’s a lot harder to take it away. I do use the rest, though.

Brooke Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with neutral-leaning-warm undertones

Favorite eyeshadow finish: I really love matte eyeshadows, especially Viseart’s mattes, but this year I tried out Pat McGrath’s glitter and metallic shadows and now I wish I could get them all.

Favorite blush finish: I really love satin sheens and cream blushes. They look the most natural, youthful and healthy to me.

Favorite lipstick finish: I like matte bullet lipsticks when they’re non-drying, but satins are the most reliably comfortable and flattering on me.

CeeBee Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium, yellow undertones. Dark brown hair & eyes.

Favorite eyeshadow finish? Something shimmery.

Favorite blush finish? Don’t care, I love everything!

Favorite lipstick finish? Matte but not flat. Satin matte, I guess I would call it. Something that looks the tiniest bit creamy but doesn’t look shiny.

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool

for all the rest of the questions, I could probably answer ABM, which does NOT mean Anti Ballistic Missiles but rather “Anything BUT Matte”
Favorite eyeshadow finish? MAC Veluxe Pearl/Inglot Pearl/MUFE Iridescent or Satin
Favorite blush finish? MAC Sheertone Shimmer or their Mineralize blushes that have a bit of a glow; I love blushes that have a silky sheen (not glitter or sparkle but that buff to that enviable looking sheen)
Favorite lipstick finish? MAC Amplified Cream finish or a d/c’d one from Clarins – the Rouge Prodige range. I like anything that looks moist and hydrated (and there are many) so, once again, NO MATTES for me.

Nancy T Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Next to my name! (blue-green eyes)

Favorite eyeshadow finish? Satin-mattes, micro-glitter done well, and metallics. Actually, everything but chunky glitter!

Favorite blush finish? Satin! Hands down!

Favorite lipstick finish? Rich cream formulas, creamy mattes, and well formulated shimmery or glittery ones, too.

Mags Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair neutral, leaning cool
Favorite eyeshadow finish? Matte
Favorite blush finish? Shimmer
Favorite lipstick finish? Matte

Gilad Avatar

Coloring: lt-med warm.
Finish: overall like some glow, but not everywhere at the same time
eyes – shimmer & matte, sometimes a little metallic for center lid.
cheeks – satin, smooth shimmer (not glittery or metallic)
lips – anything but flat matte and glittery/bright metallic – both seem aging, and dry mattes are uncomfortable

Blue Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: ^
Favorite eyeshadow finish? Matte with sparkly or glittery flecks. I like Laura Mercier Caramel Caviar Stick with a little glitter or shimmery eyeshadow like Sugarpill Lumi, a MUFE powder, or a LIT Glitter.
Favorite blush finish? cream that sets natural to dewy
Favorite lipstick finish? matte, bullet form over liquid

Deborah S. Avatar

Skin tone: Fair with neutral undertones. MAC NW 5-10
Favorite e/s finish: All but chunky glitter. I think eye shadow looks are greatly enhanced by a variety of finishes as opposed to an all matte look or all shimmer, etc. Multiple finishes make for a more defined eye. Also, regardless of age, I think satin or shimmers on the eye work just fine.

Favorite cheek finish: Satin or slightly shimmery. I would say the Ciate Glow to Illuminate blushes are my favorite finish so whatever that would be!!

Favorite Lip Finish: Satin/matte but without the dry down. PMGL LuxeTrance formula and the MatteTrance formula are both favorites.

Nicole D Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Next to my name.

Favorite eyeshadow finish? Satin and mattes. I use both of them equally.

Favorite blush finish? Satin.

Favorite lipstick finish? Lip stains (i.e. Dior Lip Tattoo, Lancôme l’Absolu Lip Lacquer) and semi-mattes (i.e. Guerlain KissKiss Matte, Huda Beauty, PMG MatteTrance, ABH but not the liquid). Satins come close. However, during summer, lip stains and semi-mattes are a must with the hot and humid weather we’re having here.

Erica Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light, MAC NC 15-20, med brown hair and eyes

Favorite eyeshadow finish? Shimmers and metallics

Favorite blush finish? Matte

Favorite lipstick finish: Creme formulas, sheer, balms. I like more natural finishes

Celesta Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with neutral undertones and freckles, green/gray/blue eyes, warm brown hair

Favorite eyeshadow finish? Pearly/shimmery

Favorite blush finish? Matte/satin (but I prefer cream blushes)

Favorite lipstick finish? Cream or glossy

DVa Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair-light neutral

Favorite eyeshadow finish: Mix. I prefer matte all over and shimmer on the lid to make it pop. All matte just seems to make my eyes look flat.

Favorite blush finish: Subtle sheen, unless I have a lot of shimmer going on, then matte. Overall I prefer the life, a subtle sheen adds to my skin.

Favorite lipstick finish: Matte generally, I can always add a topper to add fullness. I’m still looking for the holy grail of matte/nude (as in pinky-flesh hue) in a liquid stain/long wear formula that doesn’t dry the heck out of my lips.
My closest to perfect (liquid lips) are: Colourpop Midi (very drying), Stila Stay All Day Perla (less drying) and Tarte Quick-Dry in exposed.

Alecto Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: next to my name
Favorite eyeshadow finish? satin
Favorite blush finish? shimmer (NOT sparkle), ideally duochrome
Favorite lipstick finish? velvet matte, semi-matte (cream, not liquid) or any brand’s equivalent

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