Survey Says… March 1st, 2017

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite spring collection?
  • Best purchase of 2017 (so far)?
  • Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)?

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Your skin tone/coloring: NW20
Favorite spring collection: Too Faced Better Together Collection
Best purchase of 2017 (so far): Anastasia Modern Renaissance palette
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far): Illamasqua Obsess nail varnish

Skintone: medium warm NC30

Favorite spring collection so far: Maybe I’ve missed something but I haven’t really seen very many spring collections? I like the NARS Spring Wildfire collection and have been picking up pieces as I go. I love some of the lipsticks in MAC’s Colour Rocker collection. I would like to pick up some Kajal Crayons from MAC’s Diane Kendal collection and some eye paints from the Kabuki Magic collection.

Favorite of 2017 so far: IT Cosmetics CC Cream, MAC Taraji lipstick and gloss, and NARS Thessalonique eyeshadow duo.

Least favorite purchase so far: Jouer liquid lipstick in Watermelon.

OMG I forgot about MAC Viva Glam Taraji. I love them! It’s the first time I’ve given in and gotten the lip glass too!

Your skin tone/coloring: light/medium with yellow understones
Favorite spring collection? Chanel Coco Codes!
Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? Soooo many – Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book Volume II for sure
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? Maybelline Lash Sensational – I prefer my lashes to be feathery and voluminous and this formula makes it seem like I have fewer lashes instead of more. not bad but not my favorite!

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

Favorite spring collection? MAC Colour Rocker

Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? High end: ABH Glow Kit in Moonchild; KVD Pastel Goth Palette. Drug store: Nyx Matte Lipstick in Up the Bass and Slide On Lip Pencil in Revolution.

Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? Tarte Swamp Queen Palette, because the purplish shades are “meh.” My friend actually bought it, hated it, and gave it to me. Other than the purplish shadows, I like it fine, but it’s not a must-have IMHO.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, warm, blue eyes, light brown hair w/copper highlights

Favorite spring collection? not sure yet; haven’t tracked too much since it doesn’t feel like spring to me yet; I may look back into the new Chanel eyeshadow quads

Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? Hourglass Lip Stylo in Dreamer. I really like this formula and packaging.

Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? Colourpop’s pressed shadows in Wait for It, Locked and Loaded, Running Late, and I Owe You — the colors are just what I was looking for but on me, they read a little flat; I think I just need to figure out how to use them.

Your skin tone/coloring: light and warm
Favorite spring collection? I’m really not very inspired by the collections this year. Maybe Dior’s, but it’s not available at department stores yet.
Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? I just bought the Milani 2-in-1 foundation and so far I’m super impressed. The color is not a perfect match but it’s fine, and the finish is fantastic for a drugstore product at this price.
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? Wet n Wild Catsuit matte liquid lipstick in Pink Really Hard. It’s really uneven. The darker and brighter shades in this new range are really good, but I don’t recommend the light ones.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool-toned
Favorite spring collection? No idea – I haven’t really been paying attention to new products as “collections”, more looking at the individual items
Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? Smashbox, Smoky Cover Shot palette, UD Thunderbird eyeshadow
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? a facial mask from Vichy – Mineral Quenching Mask. It’s really bad.

Your skin tone/coloring: medium, neutral
Favorite spring collection? The new Viseart Theory palettes look lovely. Other than that, nothing has sparked my interest.
Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? Root Cosmetics Pearl Powder foundation. I have allergies, so it’s so difficult to find some things… foundation is one. This is a mineral foundation, which when used in the traditional way… with brush, is meh… but! if you mix with water and apply with a sponge it is BEAUTIFUL!! I can’t describe how happy I am with this. An honorable mention to ABH Modern Renaissance palette. I wasn’t going to purchase because it’s SO warm, but I’m quite happy I did. I am really enjoying it.
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? Chanel blush in In Love. So disappointing.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15 w/some redness

Favorite spring collection? Oh that’s tough because my meds muddle my memory. I know the Hourglass Girl Lip Stylos aren’t a spring collection, but given their release date that has been my favorite so far. I am going to wait and see what the NARS collection rates as because some of the items intrigue me.

Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Liberator, or the CeraVe Hydrating Bar Cleanser (no more flaky winter skin on my shoulder!). Also StitchFix as it’s kind of changed my world given the whole disability + illness thing meant my wardrobe sucked. They were actually able to figure out my size now that I’ve gained a ton of weight from being sick! I have JEANS!

Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? I haven’t really had a least favorite as I’m pretty picky at what I get given the budget situation.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light, medium with yellow undertones

Favorite spring collection? Not sure yet. I think most of the Tom Ford offerings looked beautiful, although the reviews were a mixed bag.

Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? Two categories for me:

Skin care: Biologique Rechereche P50 1970. Hands down. Full stop. Period.

Makeup: Sisley Phyto Poudre Libre. Whoa, the outlay on that had me spinning. But it just seemed right for me–and it is. I needed a setting powder, and you name it, I have tried it. Many experiments with many powders over many years that never worked for me. This one seemed different. I can set my foundation with it beautifully. Then when all is said and done, I even use it to buff at the end. In my 50s, powder is not my friend, but this enhances with now dry looking cakiness ever — and it’s been the dead of winter for me.

Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? Haven’t bought much in 2017, so I have nothing for this one!

My skintone: in between MAC NC20 and NC25. Super warm undertones, dark, warm brown hair. warm brown cinnamon eyes!

Favourite Spring Collection: NARS Pop goes the easel. I know it’s a typical spring/summer collection. But I don’t know!! Something about it made my heart pound, and my jaw drop!

Favourite purchase of 2017: This is going to shock NONE OF YOU, but my Modern Renaissance!!! I’m still smitten with this palette!!!! SO beautiful!!!

Least favourite purchase of 2017: Too Faced X Kat Von D Eye shadow palette! I’m currently putting it up for sale as it’s barely been used! I only really like the shade swoon, because the rest aroun’t really “me” colours. And with my Feline Fancy from Sugarpil waiting for me at the post office. I’m good!!

I swatched Swoon in-store next to Raw Power, and with a teeny bit of Thunderstruck mixed in, the swatches were nearly identical. On the eye, I think Raw Power alone would work just as well.

1st Favorite & Best: BareMinerals Orignial foundation & BareMinerals Heavenly Face brush which applies the foundation very easily and with a perfect finish.
1st Favorite & Best: BareMinerals: Prime Time Orginal Primer (Best Ever) Primer!
2nd Favorite blush so far 2017: Burberry Silk & Bloom Blush Palette L.E.
3rd Favorite 2017 Dior Spring Limited Edition makeup collection

LEAST FAVORITE: Josie Maran: Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation It was the perfect shade but it settled into every expression line, age lines or crevice in my face. Sent it back!

Your skin tone/coloring: NC20.
Favorite spring collection: Not much memorable for me.
Best purchase of 2017 (so far): Becca Amethyst. MAC Candy Yum Yum fragrance. I’m using the Becca Amethyst as an eyeshadow, a wash all over the lid up to the brow.

Skin tone: Tan, warm undertones

Favorite spring collection: I haven’t seen enough yet. I like what I’ve seen of the new NARS collection, though. But that might just be because I’m on a NARS kick.

Favorite purchase of 2017 so far: All lipsticks! I bought NARS Shirley (and I’m dying for them to restock Mona, already!), Urban Decay Rock Steady, MAC Viva Glam I and Amorous. Love them all so far.

Least favorite purchase of 2017: I don’t think I have one yet! I’ve really liked everything I’ve bought. 🙂

Skin tone: Porcelain with pink undertones
Favourite Spring collection: I don’t really have one at the moment, though I do like those Colour Pop greens that you reviewed the other day. Generally I find spring collections full of pinks which I don’t wear.
Best Purchase this year: Definitely the Clarins Super Restorative Foundation and Jolie Rouge lipsticks
Least Favourite Purchase: So far, so good. No duds.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light with neutral undertones

Favorite spring collection? Kat Von D Everlasting Nudes Collection.

Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? ColourPop Creme Gel Pot in Swerve. It doesn’t budge or flake and is way cheaper then most other gel eyeliners. The color is a true black and I really want to try the others.

Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? ColourPop again (I figured if they could get the gel liner right, maybe the brow pomade would be as well) so I tried it and was super disappointed. An hour after applying my brows where all over the place and not in a good way.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC25, light-medium warm leaning neutral. Reddish brown hair and brown eyes.

Favorite spring collection: Toss up between the new Viseart Theory collection (I am absolutely going to get Amethyst!!) and the new NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, specifically Pussy Control and Dirty Mind. Can you tell I love purple??

Best purchase of 2017 (so far): Beauty People Miss 100 Super Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Glimmering Burgundy. For $6, this thing is an absolute steal. Creamy, pigmented, self-sharpening and most importantly – waterproof! It stays all day despite my oily eyelids (granted, I do use UDPP with it but I use eye primer whenever I wear eye makeup).

Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far): Not so much the fault of the product, but my own stupidity. I bought a replacement of UD Naked Skin Concealer in Light Neutral after my last one finished. It used to match me about 6 months ago when I was closer to NC30 but I didn’t realise how light I’d gotten while abroad. Needless to say, it was too dark and orange on me ):

Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium with yellow tones.

Favorite spring collection? Colourpop pressed power eyeshadows – The News and Play by Play are amazing!

Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? MJ Re(marc)able foundation.

Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? Too Faced Sweet Peach palette – so much hype! It’s nice enough but it’s not all that and a bag of chips 😉

Your skin tone/coloring: light, cooler
Favorite spring collection? Nothing in particular except the NARS cheek palettes for spring.
Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? NARS creamy concealer-waaay better than Kevyn Aucoin for use around the eyes.
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? OCC pigments. Not awful, but sheer. Melt Gunmetal e/s gets an honorable mention for being pretty bad (the rest of the palette ranges from OK to very good), even though I picked it up in late ’16.

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with warm undertones, MAC NC23 ish
Favorite spring collection? Toss up between the MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics collection and Chanel Coco Codes. I like that MAC had so much to choose from and that Chanel was well-edited.
Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? Tom Ford blushes!
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? None yet!

Skintone/coloring : fair, NC20, med brown hair and eyes
Favorite Spring Collection : I’m not sure. I don’t really know what the collections for spring are!
Best purchase of 2017 so far: MAC Pinch O Peach Blush and Flamingo and Sunny Seoul lipsticks. Not new products but new to me and I’m loving them! Or Revlon Ultra HD lip color in Arabica (for something newer )!
Least favorite purchase of 2017 so far: I like what I’ve purchased so far. Have no disappointments!

Skin tone: Fair with neutral undertones
Favorite spring collection: Not sure– I haven’t been paying much attention to them!
Best purchase of 2017 (so far): The new EcoTools brushes. I’ve been loving them and they’re so affordable! The powder brush is my favorite.
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far): Charlotte Tilbury Valentine lipstick. I love the formula but the color is all wrong for me.

Skin tone: NW5-10
Favorite spring collection: I am loving the Chanel Codes Subtils and Coloured Raine Queen of Hearts palette.
Favorite product of 2017: I don’t think I have a favorite single product yet for this year.
Least favorite product: Loreal Water sleeping mask. Leaves my face a grease ball.

-light/medium leaning warm
-nothing has really got me swooning yet
-Freeman charcoal & sugar mask
-KVD Tattoo liner, if it’s not gel and it’s not pencil, I apparently don’t like it as a eyeliner

Skin tone: light
Favorite spring collection: UD
Best purchase 2017:Juvia’s Place Saharan palette
Least favorite 2017: ColouredRaine liquid lipstick in Jade

Your skin tone/coloring: NC10-15
Favorite spring collection: I really haven’t seen anything appealing, yet, but who knows 🙂
Best purchase of 2017 (so far): Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow, Laura Mercier Highlight 01, love those two
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far): Maybelline Brow Precise, its not really bad, but I’m not a fan.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair / NC20
Favorite spring collection? – It has to be Lancome, though it’s sold out and I can’t purchase any products! 🙁
Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? – Charlotte Tilbury The Queen Matte Revolution lipstick
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? – Clinique Superbalanced Foundation, horrible!

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair skin/blue eyes/Brunette

Favorite spring collection? Loving all of Kat Von D’s Spring releases

Best purchase of 2017 (so far)?ABH Modern Renaissance Palette. I resisted it for so long, but delighted I final caved. Completely re-vamped my eye-shadow game

Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? Pretty happy with my purchases so far this year

My skin tone/coloring: Fair to light with cool/neutral undertones
Favorite spring collection: I’m loving the palettes from NARS, but I’ve been holding out for Too Faced’s love light highlighters for months, I’m so excited!
Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? Recently received a deluxe sample of UD’s Perversion mascara, it gives Better Than Sex some competition! Better Than Sex is my go-to, but I hate how it dries out so quickly, so Perversion’s wetter formula might be the answer for me!
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? Soap & Glory’s One Heck of a Blot Primer, it’s not so much that it’s bad, it’s just not very good. My makeup goes on better than bare skin, but my foundation flakes a little bit and I didn’t notice a huge improvement in wear. I’m just getting into primers/skincare, any suggestions?

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair redhead
Favorite spring collection? Lorac’s brunch collection
Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? Makeup Geek Highlighters in Lit and Celestial
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? It Cosmetics CC cream (i bought light which is too dark for me)

My skin tone is light medium in the winter and medium/ olive in summer neural with no undertones.

I’m most looking forward to the new Viseart theory palettes just preordered them and the Bite Beauty metallic lip gloss as far as Spring Collections go.

Least favorite purchase this year is BH cosmetics 28 foil eyeshadows. I like them just like Colourpop and viseart better.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair with neutral undertones.
Favorite spring collection? Can’t say…I haven’t liked much lately.
Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Prismatic Amethyst. I LOVE highlighters and this one is beautiful and unlike anything I own.
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? Nothing, yet!

Your skin tone/coloring: Light-medium with slight yellow undertones
Favorite spring collection? Viva Glam Taraji!
Best purchase of 2017 (so far)? Colourpop Finder’s Keepers. Just a great no-brainer mlbb gloss.
Least favorite purchase of 2017 (so far)? Yes to Carrots daytime moisturizer. I like that it’s all mineral sunscreen, but holy moly is it perfumed. I can smell it 7+ hours after applying.

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