We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

51 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/warm
Favorite foundation for a big event? UD Naked Skin
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Buxom Lip Polish in Bellini
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? ColourPop Beach Butterfly

Coloring: light, neutral-ish undertones, brown hair, brown eyes

Favorite foundation for big event: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea

Favorite everyday lip color: At the moment, UD Ex-Girlfriend and Snitch…but when it comes down to it, I’ll wear pretty much any conventional or conventional-leaning lip color any day.

Favorite highlighter for subtle glow: WnW Reserve Your Cabana

I’m fair NC 20
MAC Nourishing Waterproof or Estee Lauder Double Wear

Everyday lipstick currently is Clinique Bamboo Pink, Bare Minerals Lip oil lip balm in Nude Passion or MAC Viva Glam V

Benefit High Beam or MAC Lightscapade

Your skin tone / coloring: NW20 dark brown hair, blue eyes
Favorite foundation for a big event? MAC Studio Fix Fluid
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Revlon – Mauvy Night
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? MAC Pearl Blossom

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair (but not quite fairest)/warm-neutral
Favorite foundation for a big event? The same one I wear most days — It Cosmetics CC+ (but I add concealer, which I don’t usually bother with)
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Vaseline Rosy Lips
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Burberry’s liquid highlight — I can’t remember the name, but I think it was actually developed as an illuminating primer or something (?). Subtle, but lovely.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair / neutral
Favorite foundation for a big event? Too faced born this way foundation or the Kat Von D lock it foundation
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Dior lip glow or MAC fast play
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? As there is no such thing as subtle when it comes to me and my highlighter I have to say the Chanel camelia de plumes. This was a limited edition product.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair (slightly lighter than NC15 in the summer), warm-to-neutral, auburn hair and hazel eyes
Favorite foundation for a big event? MAC Studio Fix Fluid (mixed with a hint of the Manic Panic white foundation to make my shade match)
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Lately, it’s been Tom Ford Sable Smoke lipstick with Tom Ford Naked lipgloss in the center
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Laura Mercier Matte Radiance highlighter

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

Favorite foundation for a big event? Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Alabaster. It makes my skin look amazing.

Favorite lip color for everyday wear? I change colors every day, and I wear pretty much any color, including “weird” ones. Right now, I’m really liking Maybelline Loaded Bold in Gone Greige. When in doubt, I usually wear UD Sheer Rapture or Wet n Wild Fergie Bebot Love.

Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? I don’t usually go subtle. Guerlain Meteorites, if they count. If not, Too Faced Candlelight or e.l.f. Blush in Gotta Glow (dupe for TF Candlelight).

Skin Tone/Coloring: Very Fair/Cool
Favorite Foundation for Big Event: Cle de Peau Radiant Fluid Foundation I10
Favorite Lip Color for Everyday: Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani 503
Favorite Highlight for Subtle Glow: Tom Ford Moodlight or Amani Fluid Sheer #7

Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium, neutral
Favorite foundation for a big event? Armani Luminous Silk
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Lipstick Queen Chinatown lip pencil in Crime, UD Sheer Ladyflower
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight, Edward Bess Sunlight (cream)

Your skin tone/coloring: fair
Favorite foundation for a big event? I would probably use Guerlain Lingerie de Peau if I had it but right now Tarte Amazonian clay foundation mixed with an illuminator.
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Too Faced Nude Beach, Bite Musk and Cafe.
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Laura Mercier matte radiance highlight 01

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/light cooltoned
Favorite foundation for a big event? Max Factor lasting performance
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Ofra liquid lipstick in Charmed
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? W7 Glowcomotion

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium, neutral with yellow undertones – NC22 ish – NC 25
Favorite foundation for a big event? Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation 5.5
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Lately it’s been Colour Pop Molly – it’s the perfect purpley fuschia on me
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? It’s a tie between MAC Soft & Gentle and Laura Mercier Highlight 01 Matte Radiance

~ NW 25, but lightly tanned. Went in the ocean this am and saw 2 striped bass swimming by my legs, three times. Yay. Don’t have big events, but it would be mood light primer and color drops or color fx bb in my usual PC long winded TM. Everyday lips:gone greige or Tarte butter park ave princess, which really surprised me. Don’t much like PAP in bronzer, too yellow. subtle highlighter: Fiona Stiles, the warm pink shade in the trio. Very non-strobe and aging friendly.

Skintone – Light/Light medium with cool yellow undertones
*My usual foundation, Marc Jacobs Re (marc)able Full Coverage Foundation Concentrate
*It varies, but NARS Banned Red is an easy-to-wear red that’s very flattering. It’s LE, so I got a backup
*Becca Spotlights

Your skin tone/coloring: NW20

Favorite foundation for a big event? I break out my nice powders in case I’m photographed.

Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Revlon’s lip butter in pink truffle is my go-to for work. The balm stain in Smitten is my all-around fave.

Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? My oily skin makes its own 😉

Your skin tone/coloring: fair with neutral/warm undertones
Favorite foundation for a big event? Drugstore option is Maybelleine Matte & Poreless, but if it’s something worth it (more than “special,” like “extravagant”) then I’ll do Too Faced Born This Way. Such a pretty finish with great coverage.
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? NYX Pecan Praline jumbo lip pencil! It has an odd, cheap-makeup smell to it but feels beautiful. I got it at the Ulta 20% off sale and I’m so glad.
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? ELF Sunkissed bronzer. I probably won’t ever shut up about it lol, but it’s so natural and golden!!!

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool
Favorite foundation for a big event? I don’t have many “big events” but my fave foundation for when it really matters is Guerlain Lingerie de Peau
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? MAC Craving
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? WnW Reserve Your Cabana or Dior Glowing Gardens Glowing Pink

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15 with some redness

Favorite foundation for a big event? YSL Touche Éclat Foundation

Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Lancome Juicy Shaker in Mangoes Wild if I’m looking for something really subtle, MAC Brave for an MLBB

Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Charlotte Tilbury’s “Glow” half of the Filmstar Bronze & Glow for specific highlighting, or something liquid underneath or mixed in with my foundation for an all-over effect, like the CT Wonderglow or Becca Moonstone (liquid)

Your skin tone/coloring: between fair and light; cool undertones with warm features
Favorite foundation for a big event? For something at night, when I don’t need to wear mineral-based sunscreen in/as my foundation, RCMA cream foundation in CS-2, which is supposed to be a counter-shading shade, or a mixture of Gena Beige or OL-1 with Ivory — I’m still refining getting my skintone just right 🙂
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? I have too many favorites! Most compliments ever lip shade, easy-to-wear, is YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in #19, Fuchsia in Rage, a very purple-ish fuchsia, so I guess I’d call that my fail-safe lip shade; best MLBB is NARS Sheer Lipstick in Damage, a translucent medium cool bright pink with a hint of mauve to it, but I really look better with more brightness/intensity to the color on my lips, so Damage is for a really natural or no-makeup look day, or for when I’ve got a lot of color on eyes and cheeks.
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light.

Skin tone/coloring: Fair with neutral undertones
Favorite foundation for a big event? Dior Star Fluid Foundation
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? I’m going for more fun colors in the summer, but most of the time it’s Nars Dolce Vita lipstick– much sheerer than the lip pencil.
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? ColourPop Lunch Money

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, warm
Favorite foundation for a big event? my daily wear — Laneige BB in fair — but applied more carefully and thoughtfully that I can manage on regular workday mornings
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Well, I use one of three on any given day: YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #9, UD Lovelight, and Chanel Desinvolte
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Hourglass in Diffused Light

Your skin tone/coloring: Olive/warm; nc37
Favorite foundation for a big event? mac face and body
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? mac twig/creme in your coffee
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? mac hush, hourglass luminous light.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC50
Favorite foundation for a big event? MUFE HD
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? MUFE Plexi Gloss in 104
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? I haven’t really tried any yet, but I’m warming up to the idea. If anyone has any suggestions that look good on dark skin, that would be great!

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, slight pink undertone
Favorite foundation for a big event? YSL ‘Youth Liberator’ Serum Foundation
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Discontinued Milani pinkish red color
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Discontinued Burberry light champagne color

Skin tone – very pale with cool undertones.
Special occasion foundation is Chosungah 22 Luminous Light in fair.
Everyday lipstick is MAC Captive.
Favorite highlighter is Becca Pearl.

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium neutral/warm
Favorite foundation for a big event? Tarte Amazonian clay in medium honey
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Tom Ford Indian rose
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Laura Mercier matted radiance baked powder highlight 01

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium/Tan Neutral- if Tarte had a Medium-Tan Honey in their rainforest of the sea foundation that’s what I’d be for the summer, possibly even Tan Honey haha
Favorite foundation for a big event? Tarte Rainforest of the sea or Nars Sheer Glow
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Varies but I’ve been really liking the Mac Huggable formula
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Veil

Your skin tone/coloring: tan with yellow undertones

Favorite foundation for a big event? rcma foundation

Favorite lip color for everyday wear? bobbi brown rich lip color in nude rose or mac mehr

Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? kevyn aucoin starlight.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, neutral with cool undertones.
Favorite foundation for a big event? Still looking for my ‘my skin but better’ HG, but at the moment I use It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ foundation in Fair.
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Paul & Joe coloured cat lip balm in Ahoy!
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? BareMinerals The Royal Court Clear Radiance.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Neutral
Favorite foundation for a big event? MAC Pro Longwear
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Right now Sephora Rose Petal Gloss (I love that you recommended these. They’re fantastic)
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Wet N Wild Reserve Your Cabana

Skin tone: fair, porcelain
Favourite foundation for a big event: Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless Finish in Alabaster
Favourite lip colour for everyday wear: Either Maybelline’s In Style Sienna or Milani’s Cinnamon Spice
Favourite Highlighter: The Balm’s Mary Lou Manizer – just gorgeous.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/warm
Favorite foundation for a big event? Dior Airflash (ugh wish I wasn’t so in love)
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Jouer fraise bon bon (bold red for the win haha), UD Firebird, or Maybelline Color Jolt in Fight Me Fuschia
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Pur Strobe Palette and The Balm Mary Lou Manizer (subtlety is overrated)

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Light; MUFE LL#7 Pink
Favorite foundation for a big event? Summer/Guerlain Lingerie de Peau; Winter/MUFE Liquid Lift #7 Pink + #11 Pink Porcelain
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? KVD Lovecraft
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Fyrinnae Confidence

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/neutral

Favorite foundation for a big event? Armani Luminous Silk

Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Mauve, like Sonia Kashuk Blossomy Nude or subtle red like NARS Banned Red

Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Dr. Perricone No Highlighter Highlighter (applied lightly, blended well)

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium warm

Favorite foundation for a big event? depends on how my skin is looking and what the weather’s like!

Favorite lip color for everyday wear? something coral or peachy, or a nice pink gloss.

Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Sisley L’Orchidée Rose Highlighter Blush

Your skin tone/coloring: dark deep with red undertones
Favorite foundation for a big event? estee lauder double wear
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Tulle by colourpop i think even in 5 years i will love this color, i’m lucky my cousin go to the united states in July so i will re-buy it
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? global glow by mac

Your skin tone / coloring: Medium/neutral. Dark brown hair, brown eyes

Favorite foundation for a big event? Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Favorite lip color for everyday wear? MAC Brick-o-la topped with MAC Full for You Gloss

Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Still looking. Not sure I get the whole highlighting thing, or maybe it just looks weird on me.

Your skin tone/coloring:
NC44.5/45

Favorite foundation for a big event?
Studio Fix Fluid! I actually loved the Maybelline Liquid Mousse foundation but it’s discontinued in my country :(.

Favorite lip color for everyday wear?
Whirl, without a doubt if I really need to pick one. But I actually don’t really do “every day wear” when it comes to lipstick. I could wear a super dark purple/brown etc in the middle of July when I’m just going to the supermarket. If it compliments my skin tone, outfit and matches my mood, I’ll wear it!

Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow?
I would say a cream colour base in yellow topaz, but I don’t use it that often.. I prefer to wear really bright highlighters. If not, I’ll just skip the whole highlighting step. And with the new ABH Sweets glow kit coming out, I don’t think I’ll be adding subtle highlighters to my stash anytime soon ?.

Your skin tone/coloring: Deep Dark NW50
Favorite foundation for a big event? Lancome Teint Idole
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? MAC Del Rio Lipstick with Maybelline Lip Elixir Rose Redefined
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Hourglass Dim Light

For a big event I usually wear Lauder’s Doublewear because it holds well on my skin and is less shiny over time than my other foundations.

Everyday lipsticks: UD’s Liar and Naked, MAC’s Finally Free, and Too Faced Teddybear.

Subtle highlight: Laura Mercier Matte Radiance 01 and Bobbi Brown’s Pink Glow.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium with Warm Tones (NC 20/25)
Favorite foundation for a big event? Estee Lauder Double Wear
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? MAC Brave
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Sleek Highlighter from the Light/Medium contour pallete

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/cool
Favorite foundation for a big event?: Dior Star
Favorite lip color for everyday wear?: MAC Jubilee
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow?: Wet n Wild Reserve Your Cabana

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium Neutral (NW25)
Favorite foundation for a big event? Bourjois Healthy Mix
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Nars Rikiguien
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter Liquid – Opal

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair neutral. Dark blonde hair, blue eyes. Something like N0-N5.

Favorite foundation for a big event? NARS Sheer Glow in Siberia, with The Body Shop lightening drops added. I am curious about tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea, and the new water foundation MUFE is releasing this month.

Favorite lip color for everyday wear? UD Sheer Ladyflower or UD Revolution Naked.

Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? Becca Moonstone, liquid version.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fairest neutral. approx. NW05. Currently loving YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat in BR10 mixed with a bit of Illamasqua Skin Base in 01 (white). It lasts surprisingly long on my oily skin and has a lovely finish. Oh, and it’s the reformulated version if anyone is interested!

Favorite foundation for a big event? Probably one of my long-lasting foundations. As much as I love ones that give you a lovely glow they won’t last long enough on my oily skin. I like to use one of the following three option:

Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + in #15 Alabaster

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Siberia mixed with a pale lavender primer

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW10 mixed with a touch of white foundation

The MUFE is my usual choice although I prefer the finish of the NARS foundation especially. The main reason it’s my first pick is because it involves no mixing and I’m normally running late and don’t have a lot of time for makeup! I’m trying to get into the habit of giving myself plenty of time to get ready so that I can apply my makeup nicely though. I’m going out tomorrow night so that will be a test to see if I can actually do it!

Favorite lip color for everyday wear? Currently it’s a tie between the Surratt Beauty Lipslique in Perfectionniste and Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo in Conte. Both are subtle and easy to apply without a mirror, even with my shaky hands and usual inability to apply any makeup without a mirror!

Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? I like quite a lot of highlighters but for subtle I would choose something like MAC Lightscapade MSF. Just the right amount of glow for me. If I really don’t want much shine at all I’ll opt for Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color in WT905 High Beam White, which is exactly as its name describes it. No shimmer, just a satiny sheen. In fact, when I travel, instead of taking High Beam White with me, I’ll take Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color in WT907 Paperwhite with me instead. It has that same texture and sheen in a much smaller compact. ?

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium-light, yellow/gold
Favorite foundation for a big event? Too Faced Born This Way
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? KVD Bow ‘N Arrow
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? ColourPop Wisp

Your skin tone/coloring: Dark deep with red undertones
Favorite foundation for a big event? estee lauder double wear
Favorite lip color for everyday wear? tulle by colourpop
Favorite highlighter for a subtle glow? global glow by mac

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!