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Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain
Last product you finished? Translucent powder I think?
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Probably something from NARS. I’m pretty careful about what I buy though so it’s been awhile since I had to return/give away something.
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? MAC Gunner lipstick.

NC15
– Probably a Benefit They’re Real mascara
– Pressed Meteorites, I could not stand the smell of them on my face
– The old UD liner formula in Demolition, the new formula doesn’t stay on me like the old one did

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair

Last product you finished? I’m hitting major pan on the Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Powder (sadface), but the last product I actually completely finished was (I think) an ABH brow wiz

Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Model Co Bronzer! it looked so orange, but I’m gunna try to give it another go since I only tried it once and it didn’t realize how soft it was

Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? I have a couple crown brushes I had got from Hautelook about a year ago that don’t have names/numbers printed on them but honestly, they’re PERFECT crease brushes… I wish I got like 6 more since they were like $4/ea :'(

Brow Wiz is very easy to run out of, both because it’s great and because it runs out fast. I switched over to their powder duo and it’s really nice too but sometimes I still miss the pencil for speed of application and sharp definition.

Thanks for the tip, I will check that out next time I’m at Ulta! I’d noticed them and kind of thought about it but I’ve had hit and miss experiences with NYX products. It will be nice to have a pencil on hand again. 🙂

Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium, warm/olive
Last product you finished? NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation, I go through these like coffee packets.
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? A NYX eyeshadow palette I think. I was able to pass it on, fortunately!
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? None so far, everything I have is replaceable so far.

◾Your skin tone/coloring: light olive/warm neutral
◾Last product you finished? Just about out of my e.l.f. eye primer! Scraping the sides so it’s probably going to be done soon.
◾Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Maybelline Master Prime 300 (Green/Redness Correcting) Fine on the prime, not so much on the redness correcting.
◾Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? Rimmel Glam Eyes/Lash Flirt Mascara. I love this stuff and can’t find it anywhere!

◾Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Tan
◾Last product you finished?: EX1 foundation in F300
◾Last product you couldn’t make work for you?: Hard Candy foundation
◾Last product you wish you had bought a back up of?: NARS California E/S, dropped mine & it completely shattered 🙁

California must have been super fragile. Mine shattered too, but it thankfully stayed mainly in the pan so I was able to repress it.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC30

Last product you finished? Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray

Last product you couldn’t make work for you? The bronzers in the Kat Von D contour kit- it’s not the formulation or that there’s anything wrong with the product because I love the highlighting shades- but I find that I just don’t like the colours on my skin, I’ve tried them in a couple of different pairings those what would work best and I’m close to giving up- I use them on others and they work great but for me I think I’ll stick with Benefit Hula paired with The Balms Bahama Mama

Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? too faced injection color bomb In never enough nude- I don’t know what it is about this product but it never fails me- others have tried it and loved it and when I went back they were not being sold anymore and shipping to Canada is pretty extreme for something discontinued- still looking for the perfect nude that isn’t so washed out and has some pink in it- would greatly appreciate suggestions! (Preferably from Mac or sephora so I can ship to Canada easlily)

Your skin tone/coloring: paler than pale (what’s paler than being pale? Ice pale!)

Last product you finished? Another tube of YSL Sheer Candy in Sweet Fig, probably.

Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Bite Beauty lipstick in Musk. Something about it makes me look like death, in a non cute gothic way. I tried again now that I have summer freckles, made sure to wear perky blush… and my friend at the bank asked me why I was working when I was clearly ill.

Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? Dior Addict lipstick in Mayday (summer 2014). Given how much I love it, and the compliments it garners, I’m kicking myself majorly. Sigh.

I mentioned Musk too! Something about my skin tone makes it seem very brown with cool undertones, not super flattering on pale skin.

It’s so weird! Colors that seem sorta close in the tube work for me (ummmm, offhand, this includes MAC Bodysuit and a MAC long-lasting duo lip thing, whatever they’re called, in Unchanging)…

But then Musk? Sad trombone! Diseased countenance, o! my.

Musk was definitely too cool in undertone to pull off as a trendy “brown lip,” and I’m not even a fan of brown-leaning lipsticks on me to begin with. But everyone else I see wearing it looks amazing! I think it looks better on medium and darker skin tones.

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium warm

Last product you finished? Bioderma Sensibio AR moisturizer. A sad day that was.

Last product you couldn’t make work for you? A new sunscreen spray from Uriage. Was hoping I was gonna be able to use it on my face/over make-up, but it’s terribly oily.

Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? My Catrice lip pencil! It’s matches my natural lip color just PERFECTLY and now every time I look for it it’s out of stock! 🙁

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair / MUFE HD 115 mixed with 117
Last product you finished? Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Nars Sheer Glow Foundation 🙁
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Ritual

Skin Tone: Fair-Light with Neutral Undertones
Last Product Finished: Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
Last Product I Couldnt Make Work for Me: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara. Each time I used it it would clump my outer lashes and make them just 3 huge lashes. I have tried so many mascaras that work amazingly so I wasnt too bummed but everyone seemed to really like it so I kind of wished it worked for me.
Last Product I Wish I Bought a Backup of: Neutrogena Rapid Clear Sore Pimple Gel. This stuff was great when I had sore blemishes it would actually help it feel better and treat the blemish too. I havent been able to find it so I think its discontinued.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
Last product you finished? A toss up between IT Cosmetics CC cream, Marcelle BB Cream and Eucerin Q10 face cream
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? UD Catfight Revolution lipstick
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? nothing, really, since I rarely finish up anything. I guess maybe Guerlain Cruel Gardenia but even that, I am unlikely to finish.

SKIN TONE – NC42

product finished? – NARS Kilimanjaro (the rt side, for perfect brow highlighter)

product that did not work? – makeup forever fusion bronzer. ordered two darkest colors in both finishes, iridescent & matte, neither worked.

Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? Wonder Women Golden Lariat. it cracked but I refuse to get rid of it.

Your skin tone/coloring: pale with yellow undertones NC15-NC20
Last product you finished? Clinique DDML+
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Lancôme’s teint idole ultra 24H
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? My retinol night cream

Your skin tone/coloring: warm light
Last product you finished? MAC Blot powder
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Burberry Lip & Cheek Bloom. The texture of that product is just off.
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? I haven’t finished a single LE product so I can’t think of any. I wish I had bought more shades of YSL Creme de Blush before it got discontinued though!

Your skin tone/coloring: light with yellow undertones
Last product you finished? Bobbi Brown tinted eye brightener
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Oof, lots. I’ll see if my mom wants makeup or skincare that doesn’t work, and if she doesn’t I’ll donate it. The last thing I gave her was the Chanell CC cream in B10 which is too light for me. I could’ve mixed, but I have a lot of bases that are working for me right now.
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? MAC extra dimension eye shadows in Lorelei since I lost my first one in my own house!

Your skin tone/coloring: NARS Deauville
Last product you finished? – My ACO Face Night moisturiser has enough product for one use left…
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? – UD concealer is too pale and looks horrible everywhere on my face except my under eyes and there I can only use a tad. It’ll be perfect for winter though.
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? – Nothing I can think of.

■Your skin tone/coloring: light, cool
■Last product you finished? Stila TM. It’s very good, the best TM I’ve tired.
■Last product you couldn’t make work for you? MAC Flamingo. That texture. 🙁
■Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? MAC MV3 perfume. I actually do have a small bottle but I wish I had more. My precious…

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/light, yellow undertones
Last product you finished?: hmm. probably Burt’s Bees? lol I’m really bad at finishing makeup.
Last product you couldn’t make work for you?: umm, Revlon ColorStay or an elf brush. I generally am super careful about what I buy from more expensive brands bc I hate having to return things.
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of?: Nyx Taupe! I’ll probably just go check tomorrow to see if it’s in stock at Ulta. the HD blushes break so easily, it kind of sucks.

Your skin tone/coloring: Deep/Dark NW50
Last product you finished? NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso and Maybelline Fit Me Powder in Mocha
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Urban Decay Naked Basics…too ashy
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? La Vie En Rouge by MAC. I didn’t know I was going to love it this much!

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Dark, Bobbi Brown Warm Honey (NC 42 – NC 44)
Last product you finished? La Roche Posay Toleriane Fluide
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? – Any NARS foundation – the shade always seems off (I’ve tried Syracuse)
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? – Chanel’s Pygmalion Rouge Coco Shine (*sob*)

Skin tone: NC25
Last product finished: Elf Makeup Mist & Set (last spritz was just moments ago)
Couldn’t make it work: Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara
Wish I’d purchased a backup: MAC lipstick in 3N, my all time favorite pink lipstick. I think it came out as a LE (of course) 2008 or 2009. I probably had 8 backups but they are long gone. Wish I had more … still think about it.

Your skintone/coloring: Medium with this olive undertones MAC C4.5 Studio Fix Liquid foundation, deep brunette, teal-green with gold flecked eyes.
Last product you finished: Not sure which of these 3 came first; MAC Prep &Prime Lips, Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, and Revlon Age Defying Lifting & Firming foundation in 50 Honey Beige.
Last product you couldn’t make work for you: I totally gave up on Clinique All About Eyes Rich, it moisturized a little bit, but NOTHING else!
Last product you wished you had bought a backup of: That’s easy! MAC Maria Moretti lipstick!!! And Domestic Diva , which I may possibly still be able to.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair neutral redhead
Last product you finished? Tossed some mascaras yesterday, including L’oreal Miss Manga, Well People Expressionist, and the Buxom mascara
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? I’m almost at the end of my Number 4 Lumiere d’hiver Super Comb Prep and Protect Leave-in Conditioner (what a mouthful) from my last month’s Birchbox and I think I hate it more and more as I use it. It makes my hair dry instead of conditioned. At least I didn’t pay for a full size, so that’s the upside.
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? I need a backup of the e.l.f small stippling brush asap. Mine is falling apart at the ferrule, and I rely on that brush for a lot of my cream products!

skintone: light/medium
Last product finished: smash box photofinish primer light
Product I can’t make work for me: OCC lip tar in any shade. My lips are way too dry
Product I wish I’d bought a backup of: It Cosmetics celebration powder foundation. I am almost out and I wish I had gotten 2 to save time shopping. But I didn’t know I would like it that much when I bought it.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15
Last product you finished? Skincare stuff I go through quickest, so it was my last jar of Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Cream with Avocado
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? I’m pretty picky about buying things so I don’t have many products I can’t make work. Probably something from a subscription box like a bronzer that was too dark.
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? Not sure. Probably something from one of the MAC LE collections.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC30
Last product you finished? Estee Lauder Matte Primer
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Hourglass Immaculate Foundation
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? I had a beautiful Buxom lip polish in a bronzy color that was discontinued. I actually forgot the name. I used it up about 2 or 3 years ago and when I went to repurchase it, I found out that the color was long gone.

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium, yellow-toned (Asian)
Last product you finished? MUFE HD powder compact (promptly replaced!)
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? BareMinerals mineral foundation – could not find a good color match despite going into a boutique and working with a sales rep, twice. The colors looked ok during day time outside but gave me a ghostly cast under incandescent light.
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? Too Faced La Creme lipstick in Shimmering Ice Ice Baby. This was a holiday 2014 limited release that was a set of 3 shimmer versions of light colors from the La Creme line. I didn’t care for the other two shades, but Shimmering Ice Ice Baby was soooo good! If it had been available by itself instead of only in the set, I would have picked up multiple backups for sure.

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium-tan with warm undertones (NC35)

Last product you finished? Acure Organics Night Cream

Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Anastasia Liquid Lipstick in Unicorn. It’s the worst or second worst matte liquid lipstick formulation I’ve tried, which is confusing because it’s so popular and highly rated. Makes me think I got a dud tube.

Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? Lancome Pop ‘n Green Eyeshadow Quad. If anyone has dupes for this palette (especially the greenish taupe color), please let me know!

I tried to get this quad when it came out, but to no avail -just couldn’t get it anywhere. Even the Lancôme girls in Melbourne Australia hadn’t heard about it!. It looked a divine quad with all the colours I love. That greenish taupe colour looks heavenly and I can totally understand why you want another one….I hope you find it.

It’s a really gorgeous quad, I’m sorry to hear you weren’t able to find it at all! Lancome’s famous Erika F shade looks similar to that greenish taupe color in the quad, but it’s not available in the US. If they sell Erika F in Australia you should check it out! It looks beautiful in photos and compared to the greenish taupe in the palette, Erika F looks less green and more densely pigmented, but they’re very similar colors.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair and yellow
Last product you finished? Mac translucent pressed powder
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Too Faced Cocoa Contour
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of: Lorac Mega Pro Palette

Skin tone: medium dark nc50
Last product you finished: I finished a few Mac lippies – Siss, Freckletone, Moody Bloom and Viva Glam V.
Last product couldn’t make work: Mac Exclusive Event lipstick.
Fortunately I don’t have a backup wish list!

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

Last product you finished? I just finished up a few things all around the same time: Soap & Glory’s The Righteous Butter, BareMinerals Mineral Veil in Translucent, bhcosmetics Eye & Lip Makeup Remover, and Tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes mascara.

Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Tarte Maracuja Bronzing Serum: It didn’t give me the faintest hint of color even after longterm use. I also became sensitized to one of the ingredients (probably the fragrance; other maracuja products don’t give me problems).

Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? Can’t think of any.

I’m curious as to what Christine’s answers are.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC20 with dark hair and eyes
Last product you finished? L’Oreal Evercreme Shampoo and Conditioner
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Cover FX Custom Cover Drops
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? An Express wrap top comes to mind–I try to buy only permanent beauty products so I never have to worry about backups (except for shadow palettes–but I have never finished a palette).

NW 15, dark red hair/hazel eyes

Last product you finished? — Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara: it was a sample that I liked so much I’m going to buy the full size

Last product you couldn’t make work for you? — Tarte TarteGuard 30: was very greasy and gave me pimples; Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous 105: oxidizes and falls into pores, no good

Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? — No, no backups please! I have no space for my make up collection as is

Your skin tone/coloring: Fairest Neutral Cool features
Last product you finished? Dior Lip Baume de Rose and a tube of Dior Addict Extreme lipstick in Princess
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? The wrong color foundation
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? If I like something enough I always buy backups but only if the product is not dupable in any way for me

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/light warm (NC15)

Last product you finished? The Too Faced Primed and Poreless primer (original). I actually cut the tube open and am trying to salvage the last few drops! I love this stuff, it fills in my pores and acne scars really well, but doesn’t feel at all greasy like all the other pore-filling primers I’ve tried, and it really just gives me a much smoother texture.

Last product you couldn’t make work for you? NARS Audacious Lipstick in Barbara. All those pinks with brown undertones (Barbara, Bite Beauty Musk, MAC Velvet Teddy) just pull straight brown on me, so I exchanged it for Brigitte.

Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? Luckily for me, I haven’t fallen totally in love with any LE or discontinued products, so there’s no terror at the thought of running out of anything!

Your skin tone/coloring: Light, neutral to pink undertone
Last product you finished? Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? The only thing that comes to mind is one of the new Hourglass bronzers, it was a little too dark and reddish for me.
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? Benefit Powderflage (sadly discontinued) Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Fetiche (discontinued) and Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation (got it at the airport in London, not sold in the States)

Your skin tone/coloring: Light with neutral undertones
Last product you finished? MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? NARS Sheer Matte foundation. Love the formula, but the colors just don’t work for me.
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? Burberry Trench Eyeshadow (sure wish I’d seen that discontinue coming).

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/cool
Last product you finished? MAC Fix+
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. It is so dry! I have exfoliated beforehand and used lip balm, but it has not helped.
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? MAC Frank-N-Furter. It is a very beautiful lipstick. I love the color and formula. If was hard to talk down one, though. I waited in line for an hour and a half and barely got one.

Your skin tone/coloring: light med/yellow
Last product you finished?: Nars Audacious Juliette,this my second tubes that I finished!
Last product you couldn’t make work for you?: Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.it’s dryer than I expected and it make my combination skin look dull and dry,I can’t build it up more than one layer or it will look cakey
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of?: MAC Black Ivy Fluidline!

Your skin tone/coloring: MUFE Liquid Lift #7 Pink
Last product you finished? UDPP Anti-Aging
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Buxom Dolly’s Wild Side Palette
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? I can’t think of anything. I guess that’s a good thing!

Oops! I forgot about the Milani baked blush! That was the last product I couldn’t make work for me. I guess it just wasn’t as big of a disappointment for me as the Buxom eyeshadows.

Skin tone: Fair, light porcelain
Last Product Finished: Rimmel Match Perfection in Light Porcelain
Back up Product: My Rimmel foundation – whenever it is on sale – especially when it’s half price in Target, I get a back up.
Last Product Couldn’t Make Work: Clinique Anti-Redness foundation – just WAY too yellow based for me. The MUA told me that I needed to have a yellow base to counteract the pink in my complexion. Wrong – it just doesn’t work. Luckily I only bought a very small tube to try. After a couple of goes – it has gone to my daughter in law, who is fair too, but has a more neutral undertone. She loves it.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light olive

Last product you finished?: NYC CityProof Mascara

Last product you couldn’t make work for you?: YSL’s Baby Doll Kiss’n’Blush.. not a new release but nothing new as made suuuuch a bad impression on me as these did. Everything I will find a use for even if I’m not in love with the products, but those were just not for me at all! 🙁

Last product you wish you had bought a back up of?: MAC’s Mystical Lipstick.. it was so gorgeous and I ran out of it I’m so sad!!

Skin tone: cool/neutral
Last product finished: MAC Sophisto lipstick…I’ve gone through 4 tubes!
Last product I couldn’t make work: Bronzer…always
Last product I wish I had bought a backup: Coty translucent powder….I love it…it’s inexpensive and it works great for me but I can’t find any anywhere and I don’t know which powder to try next.

Your skin tone/coloring: Olive/light-medium
Last product you finished? CK One Color Mascara, got this for my birthday gift at Ulta and I used it exclusively since i received it. No need for false lashes at all!
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Bare minerals biolucent mineral brightening treatment, just did not play nicely with other makeup. It layered terribly even with other bare minerals products.
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? The Mary Kay Velocity moisturizer, never has a moisturizer been so hydrating on me yet feels like there is nothing there. They haven’t quite matched that formulation in the others I’ve tried.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair – MAC Matchmaster 1.0, MUFE HD 110
Last product you finished? NARS Pro Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base – going on number 4, it’s THE BEST for oily lids!
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? MAC Creamcup lipstick – it’s beautiful but emphasizes every line on my lips (my lips are WAY too dry and crack and peel like crazy – if anyone has any really good lip treatments, please pass along!)
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? None that I can think of

Your skin tone/coloring: Golden brown/dark tan
Last product you finished? My too Faced and tarte mascaras 🙁
Last product you couldn’t make work for you? The hourglass ambient palette -___-
Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? The UD pulp fiction palette omg

Medium tan- little darker now in summer
A sheisedio face wash, makeup wise would have to be a Fit Me concealer in medium (sounds like it would be super pale on me but strangely it works!)
Kevin Acoyn primer in candlelight… broke me out
A Cle de peu eyeshadow #42… can’t find it. It’s just a brown but it blends line a dream

◾Your skin tone/coloring: Medium, Warm
◾Last product you finished? Maybelline Baby Face Primer
◾Last product you couldn’t make work for you? Pretty much all pencil and liquid liners (except my holy grail Mark waterproof liquid liner) that claim to be smudge-proof. They all smudge on me. I’m also very picky about mascara because mine are so short and needy.
◾Last product you wish you had bought a back up of? NYX Micro-brow pencil. I use this literally everyday, and I like it much better than the Anastasia Brow Wiz because the pencil isn’t as creamy. My brows get way too dark too quickly with the Brow Wiz.

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