Survey Says... July 26th, 2017

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite product this month?
  • Most used face/cheek product this month?
  • Most used eye product this month?

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Kate Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/ neutral, black hair, blue eyes
Favorite product this month? Urban Decay Naked Heat; I’m still finding new ways to use it all the time or Pixi Brow Duo; I wasn’t sure about this one at first, but now I’m sold
Most used face/cheek product this month? Urban Decay Velvetizer powder
Most used eye product this month? Well, Pixi brow duo has become a staple, but UD Naked Heat would win in terms of colour cosmetics

Kate Avatar

I’ve used it both mixed with foundation and as a finishing powder and it looks good both ways. It’s a little easier to overdo as a finishing powder, but you can buff it out so it doesn’t look bad. I was skeptical about mixing it, because it turns the texture pasty, but the powder is so finely milled that my foundation still just glides on.

Christina D. Avatar

Skin Tone: Light-Medium with warm undertones (NC-25?)
Favorite Product This Month: MUG Manny MUA Eyeshadow Palette – recently purchased and love it
Most Used Face/Cheek product: Urban Decay Afterglow Blush – cycled between Bittersweet (my fave), Bang and Quiver
Most Used Eye Product This Month – Benefit They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer

Erica Avatar

Skintone / coloring : light, NC 20 brown hair and eyes, oily skin

Favorite product this month: MAC X Selena Amor Prohibido Lipstick. Just the perfect 90s color and wonderful creamy formula. Have a back up of it!

Favorite/most used face/cheek product:
Pulled out and loved my Physicians Formula Bamboo Wear Bronzer. It’s discontinued but a nice light matte bronzer for pale girls!
I switched up my blush pretty regularly but a stand out has been MAC’S Cremeblend Blush in Brit Wit. I never thought I could wear cream blush but this one is so nice. Feels lightweight and doesn’t move around on the skin. I loved to pair with MAC’S powder blush in Prism!

Most used eye product :
I gave Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette much love. Candied Peach in the crease just suits me!
Also I cleaned and pulled out the wand from the Buxom S Curve mascara. I saved it bc although the mascara formula wasn’t that spectacular, I really loved the brush. I used it in some mascaras I’m using up. Mainly my Cargo Texaslash Mascara. It actually brought more drama from a pretty basic mascara!

Courtney Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/light with neutral undertones.
Favorite product this month? I have been using a lot of my TooFaced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow. I haven’t been wearing too much makeup recently so it just gives my face a nice sheen!
Most used face/cheek product this month? The same as above, my Perfect Flush Blush!
Most used eye product this month? Probably my L’Oreal Lash Paradise! I know it’s super hyped right now, but I love it!

Martha Avatar

Skin: fair neutral/olive, normal
Favorite product this month: Bioderma SPF 50+ Max Photoderm
Most used face/cheek product this month: Bourjois Dual Universal Tint bronzer & highlight (smells like white chocolate)
Most used eye product this month? Viseart Neutral Mattes

Seraphine Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring:
Light neutral, leaning slightly yellow, combination skin. Black hair with natural gray “highlights.” Green eyes.

Favorite product this month:
Without a doubt, Colourpop Ultra Satin Lipstick. I have several colors and absolutely adore them. There are six more that were delivered today. Can’t wait to get them after work!!!

Most used face/cheek product this month:
There are two face/cheek makeup products I use just about every day: NARS Orgasm blush (which I’ve been using for more than 10 years) and KvD Shade & Light Face Contour Palette in the colors Sombre and Lucid, which I believe are the two colors on the far left side.

Most used eye product this month:
I think the one eye makeup product I’ve used almost every day of the month is Rimmel’s ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara. Though most reviews I’ve seen on this product are not very positive, I like it a lot. I love the hourglass brush and the formula works well on my short, sparse lashes. But come to think of it, the one product I’ve been wearing every day for the past 10 years is Clinique Brow Shaper in Charcoaled.

Joyce Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with yellow undertones, dark brown eyes, black hair

Favorite product this month? Tom Ford Golden Peach eye duo. This is my first luxury purchase, and I couldn’t be happier with it. I’ve used it so many times this month, and I always feel pretty wearing it. I hope it lasts a while!

Most used face/cheek product this month? Essence Satin Love blush. I find that it goes with so many looks, isn’t powdery, and lasts a decent amount of time. I can’t wait to try Satin Coral!

Most used eye product this month? Tom Ford Golden Peach eye duo. Just of course. Yes and amen.

Nyxx Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring:
Deep with yellow undertones, Mac NC 50

Favorite product this month?
Naked Heat, This is the only palette I have ever bought that I will use all the shades!

Most used face/cheek product this month?
MAC dollymix

Most used eye product this month?
NArs Audacious mascara. I use it everyday even when I try to move on to something new I am so disappointed that I always go back to the Nars Mascara.

Kate Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: neutral/cool, fair

Favorite product this month? Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue, I can finally wear the lightest shade now that I have a tiny amount of tan and it looks incredible on my skin. I’d also say Becca Opal, again, because of the tan. I can make these products work on my super pale skin but having some color makes it easier to use.

Most used face/cheek product this month? Besides the two I already listed, I’ve been using more peachy blush rather than a neutral blush so I’ve been using Nars orgasm and The Balm Hot Mama, even tho they’re basically dupes for each other lol

Most used eye product this month? I’m going to say UD primer potion (how unfun) because I wear it under literally everything. Otherwise, I think I’d have to say Stila liquid liner and Tarte clay pot eyeliner (I combine them).

Sam Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: N25, dark brown eyes and light brown hair
Favorite product this month?: Actually a skincare product- Garden of Wisdom 8% Lactic Acid Pads. Lately I’ve been trying out different things to help with some pervasive stress acne and using this weekly is working better than anything else I’ve tried! It has really helped me get back to my normal base makeup routine, I was skipping it for a while because my skin was so difficult.
Most used face/cheek product this month? Becca Luminous Blush in Camellia
Most used eye product this month? UD Suspect and Colourpop Party Time, unfortunately. Been going to a lot of job interviews…

kjh Avatar

~nw 20. Fave product/most used cheek: Aurora. Using it instead of blush a fair amount. Actually like the ‘offbeat’ highlighters far better than the usual suspects. Spectra is an all time fave. Eye: UD liners, the new ones from the heat collection (no palette) Mars, and Mainline.

Joan Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/light with cool undertones, warm/redish brunette and green eyes
Favorite product this month? Ugh…Dose of Colors Coral Crush (or Ofra Rio)
Most used face/cheek product this month? Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation…or Marc Jacobs Tantastic…I pull other bronzers with the intention of using them, but nope- Tantastic time!
Most used eye product this month? I’m a palette rotate-r but probably UD Naked Heat or TheBalm Mad Lash.

Karen Avatar

Your skin tone/ colouring: fair, warm undertones, Bourjois 51, Nars Gobi, Mac NC15
Favorite product this month? Kat Von D Glimmer Eye palette, very pretty looks with this one, it’s been hard to incorporate other eyeshadows.
Most used face/cheek product this month? Most used would have to be my Boujois Healthy Mix Foundation, just looks so great on my dry skin, lasts all day without looking patchy.
Most used eye product this month? This would have to be the Kat Von D Glimmer palette, as well as my UD 24/7 eyeliner in Crave, and Kat Von D liquide eyeliner in Trooper.

LindaP Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring:
Light, medium, neutral/cool

Favorite product this month?
Becca Prefect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation. I only use it in the summer to set a light coat of liquid foundation (Chanel Teint Ultra Tenue). I have the end of the Becca from last summer and it’s as good as new. Repurchased as I used it all up.

Most used face/cheek product this month?
CRAZZZZY about Chanel Blush in Golden Sun. Sometimes I add a little Chanel Vibration or Hourglass Diffused Heat (nice summer colors on me) on the tops of the cheeks, but that Golden Sun is a knock out addition for me. Love it.

Most used eye product this month?
Chanel Jardin Eclatants. I’ve been using it day, after day, after day…..

Tippy6 Avatar

Skin tone/coloring: Light/medium olive with golden/yellow undertone
Favorite product this month: Maqpro Makeup Mixer
Most used face product this month: Ben Nye Media Pro HD Sheer Foundation in Radiant Olive 3
Most used eye product this month: Ben Nye Cake Eyeliner in Taupe (lower) and Brown (upper) applied with a Laura Mercier pointed eyeliner brush

Diana Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring?: Medium Tan (not quite just Tan yet)
Favorite product this month?: The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors, Wet N Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit lipstick in Give Me Mocha.
Most used face/cheek product this month?: Colourpop Blush in Quarters, and MAC Peaches
Most used eye product this month?: L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

Ameerah Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium Neutral

Favorite product this month? Sisley rose mask
Most used face/cheek product this month? Armani power of fabric foundation.
Most used eye product this month? Smashbox covershot palette in golden hour and Urband Decay naked heat palette.

Lesley Avatar

My skin tone/coloring; medium with slight yellow undertones, dark brown hair (dyed chocolate brown), blue eyes

Favorite product this month: I am traveling and was looking to minimize the products. I have been using Dr Brandt’s 5 in 1 pore stick. It is 35 spf with a little bit of color and I have been using it instead of sunscreen and foundation. It is supposed to blur pores but I don’t think it does that very well so I have been wearing it over primer. I guess this is also my most used face product this month.

Most used eye product this month. I have been using a Japanese DS mascara from D*Up. It is not worth the premium I paid for an imported product as it is no better than US DS mascaras. There are better Japanese DS mascaras however, just not available any place I have looked over here.

AB Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: warm, fair (~NC10), blue eyes, brown hair w/copper highlights
Favorite product this month? ABH Brick single eyeshadow — love this shade
Most used face/cheek product this month? Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit blush
Most used eye product this month? ABH China Rose eyeshadow — nice for summer

Anne Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15 w/some redness & hella sensitive

Favorite product this month? NARS liquid blushes

Most used face/cheek product this month? NARS liquid blushes

Most used eye product this month? Not much as it’s been so hot. Whatever waterproof mascara I’ve had open?

Brenda Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair with pink undertone

Favorite product this month? IT Cosmetics Tightline mascara. I can’t get over how amazing this mascara is and no one talks about!

Most used face/cheek product this month? IT cosmetics bye bye pores primer and Cc cream

Most used eye product this month? IT Cosmetics Tightline mascara, UD primer potion and Colourpop brow pencil in dope taupe

Rachel Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Light Medium with Neutral Undertones
Favorite product this month? Colourpop Lippie Stix (Thistle)
Most used face/cheek product this month? Too Faced Chocolate Soleil
Most used eye product this month? Naked Basics 2, CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara

happily_blue88 Avatar

1. nc25
2. Favorite products this month would be the sana keate pate pore putty powder (Japanese setting powder) and the hourglass dim light powder (as a highlighter)
3. This month I have been using the urban decay skin powder foundation with a big fluffy kabuki brush
4. Most used eye product this month is the nyx salmon undereye concealer

Tammy Avatar

Skintone: Medium Warm (MAC NC 30, Too Faced Born This Way Sand, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk 5.75)

Favorite product this month: Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette

Most used face/cheek product this month: I have created a concoction that produces amazing results: 1 smidge Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Sunset, 1 smidge Marc Jacobs Dew You Dew Drops, 1 drop Kora Noni Glow Face Oil, and 1 pump Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Sand. This is my daily foundation mix, and I love it. For cheeks I have been revisiting my NARS Narsissist Dual Intensity Cheek Palette–every look, every day, all summer long, perfection!

Most used eye product this month: Without a doubt, Huda’s Rose Gold Palette. Every look I seem to do benefits from a little “extra oomph” from these colors at the end. I am addicted to using Shy above my crease. It’s not my transition shade, but I like to place it above and outside my transition shade, just under the brow bone. I am also super happy with my Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Palette. I usually do complicated eye looks that take 20-30 minutes, but with the Make Believe in Yourself Palette and the Rose Gold Palette, I can put together a fun eye look in 5 minutes or less.

Erica Avatar

I have the Huda Rose Gold Palette. My daughter pushed me to get it. I am having a difficult time creating a look I like. Do you have any suggestions?

Tammy Avatar

Erica, I use this palette almost everyday. Probably the reason it gets so much love is that I use it as an adjunct to whatever else I’m using on any given day. Today I put Tom Ford’s cream shadow in Pink Haze all over my lid, and mixed Bossy and Shy from the Rose Gold palette for crease and transition. Yesterday I used Marvel and Trance from the Too Faced Make Believe in Yourself palette on lid, and mixed Henna and Sandlewood together in crease. Two other recent looks: I did purple all over lid (UD’s Flash), and mixed Bossy with Flamingo for the crease (God I love this look) and a blue look with UD’s Dive Bar and Tonic on lid, and Rose Gold’s Suede for transition and Black Truffle to deepen crease. I’ve done a pink and yellow gold halo eye by mixing Flamingo and Maneater into the inner and outer lid, and placing 24K in the center of the lid, and transitioning with Shy. You can do a lovely matte eye with Bae on inner 1/3, Sandlewood mixed with Henna on middle 1/3, and Cocoa on outer 1/3. You can add a little shimmer by replacing Bae with Moondust in previous look. Sometimes I put Rose Gold all over my lid and deepen the crease Henna, Maneater, Bossy or Cocoa.

For whatever reason, this palette just calls to me and I am not afraid to play with it. This is the first palette I’ve owned (and I have way more than I should) where I didn’t freak out a little, wondering what I am going to do with the colors and how I was going to make it work.

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Favourite product this month? Clinique’s Peach Pop and Milani’s Cinnamon Spice and Candied Toffee lipsticks.

Most used face/cheek product this month? Rimmel Match Perfection Gel foundation in Porcelain, with Garnier’s BB cream in light underneath

Most used eye product this month? That’s a toss up between Lorac’s Pro Metals for colour and Naked 1 for neutrals

Pearl Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with warm undertone, MAC NC 23/Giorgio Armani LSUVF 5.5/Estee Lauder 2N1/Tom Ford Bisque/Shiseido Synchro Skin Golden 3
Favorite product this month? Diorshow Waterproof Mascara, Rodan & Fields Lash Boost
Most used face/cheek product this month? Guerlain Terra Cotta Light Bronzer Brunettes 03
Most used eye product this month? Tom Ford Cream Colors

Rachel R. Avatar

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

Favorite product this month? NexGen Nails in S44 Rhode Island (think MAC Kelly Yum Yum-type pink with microglitter). I think I’ll keep it for the rest of the summer.

Most used face/cheek product this month? Face: BareMinerals Complexion Rescue in Opal 01; Too Faced Hangover Face Primer; e.l.f. HD Powder in Translucent. Cheek: Milani Rose Powder Blush in Coral Cove; MAC Oh My, Passion! Pearlmatte Face Powder.

Most used eye product this month? UD Primer Potion in Enigma; UD Electric Palette.

Nancy T Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium w/ olive undertones MAC NC37 or Lancôme Teint Idole Foundation N 360, deep plummy-brunette, blue-green eyes w/ gold flecks.

Favorite product this month? Hmm…so many good ones lately! Probably CP Yes, Please palette and UD Abstract lipstick, once I narrow it down!

Most used face/cheek product this month? UD Jawbone for bronzer, Now’s The Time or CP Might Be for highlighting. It CC Cream most days, Lancôme Teint Idole for those days where I’ll be out of the house for longer stretches.

Most used eye product this month? My usual staples of Marc Jacobs Blaquer Highliner for my tightline, Essence Midnight In Paris for wings most days, UDPP and Maybelline Full & Soft Waterproof Mascara. With TONS of CP eyeshadows getting Incorporated at least several days per week!

Natalia Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15, NARS Sheer Glow in Gobi
Favorite product this month? MAC Prep + Prime Essential Oils Stick. Works quite well as a primer under my NARS Sheer Glow foundation also, enjoying the edge UD Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat in 3rd degree gives. Shiney and shimmery 🙂 Pretty!
Most used face/cheek product this month? MUFE Pro Bronze Fusion in i15, fail proof and natural.
Most used eye product this month? MAC fluideline in Dipdown, Lancôme Effacernes Long Tenue concealer in 01
and (to no one’s surprise) MAC Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base

Sheila Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Warm Tan (NC44-45)
Favorite product this month? Wayne Goss Eyebrush set
Most used face/cheek product this month? Becca Sunlit Bronzer (Ipanema Sun) & MAC Face &
Body Foundation
Most used eye product this month? Wayne Goss New Eyebrush set

Tracey E. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with pink undertones and periodic flushing

Favorite product this month? A really old Lancome Subtil cream-like blush that I keep stashed at my parents’ house. It feels like a dry cream and almost immediately dries down to a powder when applied. It has a wear-time that rivals anything on the market today. I wish Lancome would bring this formula back.

Most used face/cheek product this month? Chanel Harmony Blush

Most used eye product this month? NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate

Taylor Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, neutral
Favorite product this month? Besame Violet Brightening setting powder – paired with my Nars RCC, it’s so flawless under the eyes
Most used face/cheek product this month? Too Faced Sweethearts Bronzer in Sweet Tea – such a great color for my fair skin, brings a lot of warmth to my face
Most used eye product this month? Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette – it’s so versatile

Karla Avatar

Skin Tone: Medium -Tan
Favorite Product This Month: I have to say my Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette.
Most Used Face/Cheek product: I just bought the new Estee Lauder Water foundation and I can’t complain. so far so good.. I never use the original double wear foundation since it was too heavy for me, but the new one is very nice.
Most Used Eye Product This Month – Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette. I absolutely love this palette you can create a lot of different looks. I ended returning my Heat Palette from UD. It is an amazing palette but I can create a very similar look with the JH.

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