Survey Says... March 15th, 2023

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup?
  • Go-to face cleanser?
  • When do you take your makeup off?


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Seraphine Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light skin tone, green eyes, almost black hair with natural silver highlights

Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup? Garnier Micellar All-in-1 Waterproof

Go-to face cleanser? Clinique Mild Liquid Facial Soap

When do you take your makeup off? Before I go to bed.

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: pale, cool
Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup? For eyes, Clinique or Elizabeth Arden bi-phase removers (I have the Lancome one but save it for when I feel I need some spoiling). For the rest of my face, Tatcha cleansing oil or Farmacy’s makeup remover balm or the one from The Body Shop.
Go-to face cleanser? Boscia (I’d been hoarding my last bottle til I discovered LOTS of bottles, very much marked down, at Winners a while back!)
When do you take your makeup off? Usually before bed-time but once in a while, I’ll take it off sort of when I get home from work or my daily activities (but that’s rare). I don’t wear a heck of a lot of makeup so I’m never in a hurry to get it off my skin.

Stephanie Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Pale yellowish, red hair, blue eyes

Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup? I prefer a buttery-texture cleansing balm. Right now I am using one from beauty bay’s brand, and I like Banila Co Clean It Zero as well. I have tried ELF’s and I like theirs as well.

Go-to face cleanser? L’Oreal Bright Reveal Scrub, but I only use it once a day

When do you take your makeup off? about one hour before bed!

Jeannine Avatar

Hi! I didn’t replay about my ms. I was diagnosed 32 years ago, before Betaseron,etc. I’m doing ok, 2020 was awful, I had a spiral fracture and surgery. How are you?

BrandiD Avatar

Skin tone/coloring: Light neutral, leaning warm

Makeup remover for heavy duty makeup: I don’t really have one, but my usual ritual is cleanser plus microfiber washcloth to get rid of leftover makeup. If I need to, I’ll do a double cleanse. I use Garnier Micellar water with the pink top for lighter makeup removal, like if I make a mistake.

Go-to face cleanser: Peach & Lily’s Power Calm Hydrating Cleanser is a staple, but Ivory brand bar soap also works well since I have very reactive skin and it doesn’t cause any irritation for me.

When do you take your makeup off?: It depends. If my allergies are flaring up or the makeup is uncomfortable for some reason, I wash it off in the early evening so I can let my skin chill out. Otherwise, I just wash it off right before bed, at the same time I remove contacts, brush teeth and etc.

Nancy T Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name (blue-green eyes, dark hair)

Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup? Aloe baby oil for my super waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Coconut oil followed up with FAB Pure Skin Face Cleanser, adding some warm water too that combo usually strips off all my face makeup without drying out my skin. Any additional residue left behind gets a no brand makeup wipe!

Go-to face cleanser? Morning: CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser. If I have worn makeup, please see above!

When do you take your makeup off? A few hours before bedtime usually.

Yenners Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Nars Deauville
Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup? Eve Lom cleansing balm.
Go-to face cleanser? Eve Lom cleansing balm followed by a milk cleanser, usually whatever’s on sale at the drugstore
When do you take your makeup off? At the end of the day, after dinner. I really should do it when I get home from work.

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup? I always use a cream cleanser to remove my makeup and if I have a lot of makeup on, I just double dip (use the cleanser twice).

Go-to face cleanser? I rotate my cleansers – currently I am using CeraVe’s Hydrating cleanser – which is very good. Others I have used are Neutragena’s Hydro Boost Cleansing Gel (excellent), Swisse’s Sweet Almond cream cleanser (very good) and sometimes a cleansing oil.

When do you take your makeup off? Always in the shower of a night time.

Andrea Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: very light/ neutral undertones/brown hair & eyes
Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup? Elf makeup melting cleansing balm
Go-to face cleanser? Cetaphil daily facial cleanser
When do you take your makeup off? The exact time varies depending on the day and how long I’m out, but I almost always take my makeup off soon as I get home.

Alice Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain with cool yellow undertones and t-zone redness.

Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup? Urban Hydration micellar water on a reusable cotton pad + a damp reusable cotton “makeup eraser” cloth.

Go-to face cleanser? Jojoba oil followed by SheaMoisture shea butter soap.

When do you take your makeup off? I usually wash my face at 9-10pm when I take out my contacts and take my night meds. If I’m going out in the evening I’ll wash my face when I get home.

Daniella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light to beige/medium with a neutral undertone

Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup?
Jordan Samuel skin. The after show treatment cleanser

Go-to face cleanser? Is clinical cleansing complex

When do you take your makeup off? After I’ve been home a little while in the evening

Jill Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/light, cool/pink
Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup? oil cleanser
Go-to face cleanser? oil cleanser and then Tatcha rice powder
When do you take your makeup off? At night before my shower

Celesta Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: above with freckles, green eyes, brown hair.

Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup? I use the same makeup remover for all makeup; some sort of balm/oil makeup remover with a warm washcloth.

Go-to face cleanser? CeraVe Hydraing Foaming Facial Cleanser. It’s so gentle and one of the only facial cleansers that both foams up in a satisfying way, but doesn’t leave my face feeling stripped everything.

When do you take your makeup off? At the end of the day, after dinner and after my son has had a bath.

adonna Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Skin : tan / olive / cool neutral Eyes : amber Hair color : lightest ash brown

Go-to makeup remover for heavy duty makeup? Lancome BiFacil for H2Oproof mascara – Bioderma micellar H2o

Go-to face cleanser? Burt Bee oil cleanser – Mario Badescu Glycolic cleanser – Tatcha rice powder – Vitabrid C12 cleansing balm – (depends on the day)

When do you take your makeup off? as soon as I can

sarah Avatar

My undertone took me ages to figure out! I have a very fair neutral undertone that leans olive in summer. I am part hispanic and I just assumed I had warm undertones. yeah, no hispanic people can have cool/neutral undertones too! lol. I used to wear MAC foundations that their color system is opposite of other lines, so that just left me even more confused. I wore the wrong foundation color for a LONG TIME.

Now, I wear C2 in MAC Face and Body, Light in Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint, B20 in the Les Beige Healthy Glow, Clair 20 in Vitalumiere. I used to always wear the lightest shade in almost every makeup line, but as brands have becomes more inclusive, I notice that the fairest shades are too light.

I use Lancome Bifacils daily. My trick for heavy makeup is a 2x cleanse. The combination of a terrycloth WASHCLOTH (not the fancy makeup erase ones), warm water, cleansing balm and a gentle cleanser. An aesthetician friend taught me that cheap washcloths act has a mild exfoliant and are best for deep cleaning the skin. The cheaper the better she says.

Makeup comes off right when I get home from work!

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