Survey Says… March 22nd, 2017

Happy Wednesday! Here's this week's survey, which you can copy and paste and share as a comment.

  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Last product you finished?
  • Last product you resisted purchasing?
  • Last product you couldn’t resist?

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

Compare Any Two Swatches

Curious how two shades compare to each other? Type in the shades below to get instant side-by-side swatches!

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

45 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: Light/Fair with neutral undertones
Last product you finished? My deluxe sample of Better Than Sex Mascara!
Last product you resisted purchasing? The Tarte Makeup Believe In Yourself Eye & Cheek Palette… I’m still debating but I am waiting for your review!
Last product you couldn’t resist? Hmmm I would say Makeup Revolution’s Vivid Baked Highlighter in Radiant Lights! I have so many highlighters but I saw it in Ulta and couldn’t say no..

Skintone: Medium Warm MAC NC30

Most recently finished: Clinique Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser. I’ve gone through over 8 containers of this product. First I take off my eye make up, then use this to remove foundation, blush, bronzer, etc, then follow with Neutrogena Acne Free face wash.

Last product I resisted: I am trying to resist Chanel’s eyeshadow quads in Jardins De Lumieres and Jardins Eclatants in hope that they will eventually be offered at Nordstrom.

Last products I didn’t resist: LANCOME’s Teint Idole Ultra Foundation and Color Design 5 pan eyeshadow palette in Beige Brûlée. I am enjoying both very much!

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

Last product you finished? E.l.f. HD Powder

Last product you resisted purchasing? bhCosmetics Foil Eyes 2…for now, anyway 😉

Last product you couldn’t resist? MAC Colour Rocker Lipstick in NIght Mint

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

Last product you finished? Lancôme Definicils mascara in brown, for which I’d already bought the next one

Last product you resisted purchasing? Viseart Warm Neutrals palette; I looked around my collection and saw I have dupes for the shades in that palette I’d use

Last product you couldn’t resist? Estee Lauder hi luster lipstick in Naked Truth. Well, sort of — I went to buy it last night and it was sold out, but since I have no intention of resisting, this is my answer.

I think a truckload of us have fallen head over heels for that particular lipstick! It’s this years Empriente du Desert level of lemming. I fully intend to buy a tube myself, AB! ?

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/ neutral, black hair, blue/ grey eyes

Last product you finished? I seem to have finished a ton of them lately… Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara, Lise Watier cream shadow Vanille Velours (I use it as a shadow base), Yes to Tomatoes Daytime Moisturizer, Urban Decay Perversion eyeliner… I always seem to run out of my base products at once!

Last product you resisted purchasing? The Modern Renaissance palette! I loved the colours, but I went through my stash and found that I had decent dupes for most of the shades. I’m going to force myself to do this from now on!

Last product you couldn’t resist? I felt really compelled to buy Bite Enoki, even though I can’t usually wear those sorts of colours. And what do you know? I love it. I think I grabbed Becca’s Amethyst highlighter the day it came out, too! (I’m currently trying to resist the new Burberry blush, which I think is a losing battle…)

Your skin tone/coloring: I still feel uncertain about my undertones (perhaps neutral leaning cool), but I have light-medium skin with freckles
Last product you finished? In regards to skincare, my Hylamide High Efficiency Cleanser, with another one on the way. For makeup, it’s been a while since I’ve actually finished a product, as I have way too many! I’ve almost used up my Lancome liquid eyeliner, and if I didn’t have two of them currently in rotation, I would have probably finished up my Anastasia brow pomade, which I use every makeup day.
Last product you resisted purchasing? I feel like I resist purchasing makeup on a daily basis! It’s sick how many things I want! The most notable one is the Kat von D Shade and Light Eye Contour palette during the 20% off sale on the KvD website…as much as I want that palette, I have a lot of matte shades now with the Metal Matte and the UD Ultimate Basics. Still….I kind of wish I had bought it!
Last product you couldn’t resist? The Urban Decay Smoked palette for $20…it just seemed like a fantastic deal for 10 .03 ounce shadows, an eyeliner (which retails for $20), a mini primer potion, and a lookbook of smoky eye ideas. I already own some of these shadows and dupes, but I just couldn’t say no….also picked up two UD All Nighter sprays at the sale price of $19, which means I can stop saving it for special occasions and use it more often! Also got the new Sephora Favorites perfume sampler, because I’ve wanted a full-size bottle of Flowerbomb for ages, and the kit let’s you get a bunch of large sample sizes of various perfumes and a one-ounce bottle for $65 (Flowerbomb 1 ounce retails for $85).

Your skin tone/coloring: fair with neutral undertones.
Last product you finished? A sample of the Bobbi Brown smokey eye mascara. Loved it and purchased the full size!
Last product you resisted purchasing? The Too Faced natural love eye palette…still hoping for swatches!
Last product you couldn’t resist? Lancôme Bi-Facil eye makeup remover.

Read Isabella on Musings of a Muse. Swatches and opinion. She does a myriad of different things: some high end, lots of drugstore, and Asian skincare/makeup. There isn’t the systematized rating and dupes, not the same kind of blog as T, but you will get a feel for the NL palette. It IS better than many recent tf releases, but seems rather one note and dupable.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium with yellow undertones. I usually end up mixing shades
Last product you finished? Lancome grandiose mascara and Kat Von D eyeliner in trooper.
Last product you resisted purchasing? Kat Von D holographic palette.
Last product you couldn’t resist? Dior highlighter. Told myself over and over again, that I didn’t need another highlighter. I tried it in store, it was so soft and glowy (I love soft highlighters.) It melted into my skin. I couldn’t help but buy it during the 15% sale from Macys.

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, olive undertone. Auburn hair, hazel eyes.

Last product you finished? For makeup, my MUFE Ultra HD liquid foundation is on its very last legs, probably only one serving left at most. For skincare, I finished my 3rd (4th?) bottle of the Sephora Collection Cleansing Oil.

Last product you resisted purchasing? A lot of things lately! I can’t think of anything in particular. I haven’t totally fallen in love with a LE product in a while.

Last product you couldn’t resist? The Becca Amethyst highlighter. My birthstone is Amethyst and I didn’t own any cool pinky-purple highlighters at all! So I don’t regret it at all.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15 w/some redness

Last product you finished? First Aid Beauty face cleanser

Last product you resisted purchasing? Oh so many. I’m waiting on swatching them in person (hopefully tomorrow) before buying any of the NARS Sheer Multiples

Last product you couldn’t resist? Hourglass Activist

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
Last product you finished? I can’t remember, it’s been so long!
Last product you resisted purchasing? the 2 Chanel quads – Codes Subtils and Codes Elegants
Last product you couldn’t resist? Hourglass Girl Lip Stylos (I plan on treating myself to one a week for the next 2 or 3 weeks!)

That Codes Elegants….could it not be another Empreinte experience? Methinks it might be…. I am very tempted to jump on that.

Your skin tone/coloring: very fair, neutral/warm
Last product you finished? A sample of Belief Moisturizing Cream
Last product you resisted purchasing? My whole cart from the MAC 25% off sale! (Two brushes, one shadow, one lipstick)
Last product you couldn’t resist? The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, Rosehip Oil

Your skin tone/coloring: Dark warm

Last product you finished? NARS crystal pressed powder and NARS radiant creamy concealer. I immediately purchased replacements!

Last product you resisted purchasing? Viseart petit pro palette. I still want this. I just have too many eyeshadow palettes. I’m trying to use a different one each week for a while before I purchase another.

Last product you couldn’t resist? MAC fever blush and Bobbi brown pink raspberry lipgloss. Both very pretty colors with my skin tone and they were on sale last week!

Light /neutral undertones
Last product finished? Mascara
Last resisted purchasing? Tom Ford Inhibition blush, MAC/James Kaliardos lipstick, Chanel spring collection
Last product you couldn’t resist? Tom Ford Pussycat lipstick

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

Last product you finished?
It was a skin care product. Serum A-Glyca by Biologique Recherche. I did re-buy it.

Last product you resisted purchasing?
Toss up. Chanel’s Jardin de Lumieres 4 Ombres Quad. Christine’s B rating is giving me pause, but I love the look of that quad. That, and Marc Jacobs thin black gel liner. I have the regular one, and love it. But…I think the liner makes my eyes feel very dry and uncomfortable so I’m resisting. Experimenting with a new option to see if it’s any better.

Last product you couldn’t resist?
Chanel’s new 4 Ombres Quad in Jardins Eclatants. It arrived today!

Your skin tone/coloring: V. Fair/Cool

Last product you finished? I’m scraping the edges of my small Tom Ford Terra Bronzer and looking forward to trying the new formulation on the large size.

Last product you resisted purchasing? So far, its the Sisley Phyto Twist Blushes but we’ll see how long that lasts. So far most things are an easy pass for me right now with what you’ve been reviewing, but I’ve had my eye on the Phyto Blushes since they were previewed. I already picked up two Tom Ford blushes recently though (Gratuitous and Sublimate) and one Cle de Peau #4 Perfect Peach and I just don’t go through blush fast enough to justify buying another one at this point. Yay self-resistance!

Last product you couldn’t resist? That’s probably a tie for me between the Tom Ford tinted lip balms (I have 4 colors so far) and another unusual departure for me (like the recent blush expansion) – a new foundation. I picked up the new La Mer foundation in Porcelain and I’m enjoying the finish and feel so far. I’m a steady Cle de Peau Radiant Liquid Foundation devotee, with the occasional Armani Maestro Glow departure, so I rarely feel the need to try, let alone buy a new formulation or brand. After testing the La Mer for a week, I decided to purchase a full size. Nothing will permanently replace CdP for me, but it may make it into the longer-term rotation.

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

Last product you finished? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! (Trilogy Vital Rosehip moisturiser probably.)

Last product you resisted purchasing? *crickets*

Last product you couldn’t resist? Nars Unfiltered I palette. SO GOOD.

Skintone: light NC 20

Last product finished : Maybelline Master Precise Skinny Gel Eyeliner in Refined Charcoal

Last Product Resisted Purchasing: new Milani blush shades and Juvia’s Saharan palette

Last product couldn’t resist purchasing: Too Faced Baby Love blush w Ulta’s 21 days sale

Your skin tone/coloring: Inbetween NC20 and NC25. Super prominent yellow/warm undertones!

Last product you finished?: ELF Tone correcting green tinted face primer! I’m now using ELF’s Pore Minimizing primer.

Last product you resisted purchasing?: MAC Waterproof brow set in Brown Ebony. It’s my favourite brow gel, but It’s $21. And I like the Essence make me brow well enough!

Last product you couldn’t resist?: Essence Pure Nude Highlighter! I’v been ITCHING for it since I saw christine review it. And I finally found it at my local Shoppers Drug Mart, and went back the next day and scooped it up!!!

Porcelain, with pink undertones
Dr. Lewinn’s Cream Cleanser
Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Palette in Bloom
Becca Jacklyn Hill Champangne blush palette

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with warm undertones, NC 23 ish
Last product you finished? A Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeliner and MAC Lip Blossom Lipstick
Last product you resisted purchasing? Chanel’s recent quads Lumieres and Eclatants – they are beautiful and thankfully, I have dupes.
Last product you couldn’t resist? A bunch of MAC thanks to their 25% off sale, Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation.

Skin tone/coloring: pale/porcelain, neutral undertone. I add white foundation to a lot of foundations (I used to call myself so pale I was clear lol)
Last product you finished: Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Moroccan Beauty Oil… wow, that was a mouthful!
Last product you resisted purchasing: the new Anastasia palette
Last product you couldn’t resist: Too Faced Natural Love palette (on order!)

Your skin tone/coloring: NC 15, NARS Sheer Glow in Gobi
Last product you finished? Mostly skincare. My beloved Chamomile cleansing oil from the Body Shop, Institut Arnaud Radiance day cream and Mizon Night Repair Melting Rich Cream (will repurchase this one for sure)
Last product you resisted purchasing? Soo many as most of us here. What comes to mind is theBalm NudeTude palette which is going for a very good price currently. Please let me know if all of the shades are good quality so I might run and get it.
Last product you couldn’t resist? Ohh, I don’t know what it is about me and lipsticks lately. I need every shade possible 🙁 The latest damage was Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick (mouthful!) in Bad Angel. Justified it by convincing myself that I don’t own a shade like that 🙂

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium-light with yellow undertones.

Last product you finished? BareMinerals Complexion Rescue in Bamboo… but I didn’t repurchase it!

Last product you resisted purchasing? KVD Alchemist Palette, but I ended up buying an ice blue NYX highlighter instead!

Last product you couldn’t resist? Tarte Make Believe in Yourself Palette… I caved and bought it after seeing your sneak peak!

Fair/light with neutral-slight pink undertones
Last product I finished: I just finished a travel-sized bottle of Mac Fix+ today, which I won’t be repurchasing because I won’t buy from Mac until, if ever, they become cruelty free.
Last product I resisted: the KVD Pastel Goth palette, not sure why I keep putting it off
Last product I couldn’t resist: this indie brand called KG Beauty opened up a pre-order on their Mermaid palette and I just couldn’t say no to that!

Light/medium, warm
Finished: does this happen to people? I feel like I haven’t hit pan on anything forever. Probably, a skincare sample. I want to be done with so many things to make room for new…
Resisted: Mac 25% off sale, still building my custom palette in my head.
Didn’t resist: Thebalm sale, bought the sisters palette bc ?, a new color of the meetMatte lippie, and one of their shadow sticks because I needed a brown cream and they have baseball names! I don’t know why theBalm’s silly names work for me when I eye roll at Too Faced and UD all. The. Time. Maybe because the other brands keep on having products that I find underwhelming? Loved the shadowstick, want them in other colors now!

I have fair to medium sallow toned skin.
Last product I finished is a tub of Elemis ProCollagen Marine Cream. It’s my HG moisturiser so have replaced it. Make up wise the last item I finished is a NYX eye crayon in Milk. Won’t repurchase as I only used it for highlighting my brow bone and inner corner. Have plenty of other products that do this.
I am a sucker for GWP offers. Am getting low on my Tarte foundation and due to go away on Sunday. Was tempted to buy a Boots No7 foundation to get GWP but am resisting because I don’t want to take a foundation with me that I can’t trust.
The last UK Bare Minerals QVC TSV purely for the highlighter which looked gorgeous but did not show up on my skin tone. I returned the kit.

Your skintone/ coloring: Medium w/ olive undertones, deep brunette, blue-green eyes w/ gold flecks.

Last product you finished: MAC Orb Pro Pan eyeshadow and a MAC Prep & Prime for lips.

Last product you resisted: My resistance is only until April, but I came so close to buying Estee Lauder Naked Truth lipstick last Thursday, until my fateful trip to the MAC Store down the corridor….

Last product you couldn’t resist: MAC Tropic Cools x’s 9! I only went in to get a new Prep & Prime to wear under my matte lipsticks, but things took a bizarrely uncomfortable turn when the SA on a mission for commission found me as I was swatching a few shades from that palette, and the rest is history. Last Thursday was squirrel nuts!

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/neutral/brown hair/blue-green eyes

Last product you finished? I don’t really finish any makeup! It was probably my daily moisturizer or a body wash.

Last product you resisted purchasing? I think I’ve resisted purchasing the two new Chanel tweed blushes even though they are beautiful. I have three of the dupes for Coralline, and I’m going to buy the Urban Decay dupe (Quiver) for Cherry Blossom when the UD blushes go on sale at Ulta. I’ve been resisting the Dior J’adore Eau Lumière perfume for ages…I don’t know why!

Last product you couldn’t resist? Three MAC Look in a Boxes I found at Marshall’s!

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair (Estee Lauder DW 1N1)
Last product you finished? Estee Lauder DW (probably my 4th or 5th bottle of this, I LOVE it)
Last product you resisted purchasing? These dang Stila Magnificent Metals shadows! I want one so bad but I know I wouldn’t wear it enough to justify the purchase
Last product you couldn’t resist? Jeffree Star Androgyny palette. It’s GORGEOUS and so pigmented. I was on an eyeshadow no-buy, but that palette killed that goal.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair with pink undertones, Brunette with blue eyes

Last product you finished? Colourpop Eyebrow pen in Bangin’ Brunette (Love- constantly re-purchase)

Last product you resisted purchasing? Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette (Really want to try it but my eyes don’t do well with scented eyeshadows usually so not sure if its worth the risk…)

Last product you couldn’t resist? Morphe 35O Palette (its a bit meh now that I have it… could definitely have lived without it)

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
Last product you finished? Chanel Dimensions de Chanel Mascara (A M A Z I N G)
Last product you resisted purchasing?Modern Mercury highlighter by Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham
Last product you couldn’t resist? Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in The Queen

Your skin tone/coloring: NC55, with golden undertones
Last product you finished? L’oreal Miss Manga Mascara
Last product you resisted purchasing?Another BECCA Highlighter
Last product you couldn’t resist? Big Shot Mascara, NARS Soft Matte Concealer or Smashbox Liquid Lipstick

Skin tone: Fair with neutral undertones
Last product you finished: Soap & Glory Archery Sculpting Brow Pencil
Last product you resisted purchasing: The Too Faced Natural Love palette… I feel tempted by it, but until I see it in person, I’m holding off.
Last product you couldn’t resist: I couldn’t resist the deal on Too Faced Love Flush blush when they were half off at Ulta– I picked up I Will Always Love You.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Fair with pink undertones.
Last product you finished? Wet n Wild Eyeshadow primer! If you have oily eyelids.
Last product you resisted purchasing? Flower Beauty Highlighting palette (I FINALLY got it today, but for a whole month I fought against the temptation to pay for it to be mine.
Last product you couldn’t resist? Hmmm…Anything Makeup Revolution, definitely.

Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC45 or C7
Last product you finished? Urban Decay Naked Foundation 🙁
Last product you resisted purchasing? Well…umm…see…I mean I’ve been working overtime, I deserve things….
Last product you couldn’t resist? MAC Taraji P. Henson lipstick and lipglass

Your skin tone/coloring: fair with pink undertones
Last product you finished? Colourpop brow pencil in dope taupe – I’ve gone through 4 and have 2 spares.
Last product you resisted purchasing? STILA Magnificent Metal liquid eyeshadow in Retro Rosegold
Last product you couldn’t resist? Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Perfecting moisturizer

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!