Survey Says... November 18th, 2020

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • LE product you regret buying?
  • LE product you wish you had bought?
  • LE product you miss the most?


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Nancy T Avatar

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

LE product you regret buying? Too many to count! Not because they were bad, but because I spent way too much on some items that only got used several times or so, and then got relegated to the “graveyard” of hardly used items. Just a huge waste of $’s.

LE product you wish you had bought? There was a Gold 6-pan palette in one of MAC’s holiday collections from maybe 3 years ago that had phenomenal quality and very wearable shades in it. I cannot recall its name, but it always bugged me that I didn’t buy it.

LE product you miss the most? Miss? I’m not so sure I miss anything, but I do wish that Chanel Empriente du Desert Quad was made permanent so that I wouldn’t feel inclined to reserve it so tightly for either special occasion or other rare usage!

Blue Avatar

Great questions today!
LE product you regret buying? I very rarely buy LE, so the bar is really high. I’ll say NARS Wanted II. It’s honestly a great palette, but I did buy it for two colors and started using cream blush a couple months later, so it doesn’t get the love it deserves.
LE product you wish you had bought? UD Lannister Gold eyeliner. Surprisingly hard to dupe.
LE product you miss the most? NARS Cherry Bomb liquid matte lipstick should have been permanent. I think the texture is WAY better than the reds in the permanent range and there aren’t many strongly pink based, mid-tone super matte reds on the market.

Mariella Avatar

Many years ago, Bare Minerals (I think) had a similar shade in an “around the clock” liner collection and it was stunning but never available here and very “un-dupe-able”. When I saw Christine’s first pics of Lannister Gold, I knew I had to get it and I’m so glad I did (even though I destroyed the tip trying to get the lid off). It really is unique and I’m surprised that UD didn’t make it permanent – perhaps with a different name that didn’t involved copyright and stuff like that.

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: pale, cool
LE product you regret buying? MAC Mineralize Blush in Early Morning (waaaay too orange toned for me)
LE product you wish you had bought? from the same release as the blush above, the more pink-toned one called Subtle Breeze. I also really wish I’d been able to get my hands on MAC’s Modern Pewter Extra Dimension eyeshadow
LE product you miss the most? I don’t miss it yet but will when I finish it – MAC Sweet Sentiment blush. I also do miss MAC’s Jardin Aires pigment and Constructivist Paint Pot.

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

LE product you regret buying? I did buy, years ago, Lancome’s Sparkling Intoxication for the colour story – golds and teals. But the fall out from the golds/greens is something you have to deal with.

LE product you wish you had bought? Too many! From the past, it would have been UD’s 15th Anniversary palette, more recently there really hasn’t been any that have taken my fancy.

LE product you miss the most? Chanel Empriente du Desert Quad is one that I never got to buy. And Colour Pop’s single eye shadow of Snakebite.

Kimberly Avatar

LE product you regret buying? The Colourpop x Safiya Nygaard Crème Lux Lipstick in “Mrs. Norris”, the formula’s fine but the color’s too pale for me. The other two shades I bought “Fred” and “Screamer” in the matte formula look great on me

LE product you wish you had bought? The Pony Park x MAC eyeshadow palette. Mostly for the packaging, and to try the MAC eyeshadow formula

LE product you miss the most? I haven’t been using makeup long enough to have anything to miss. I do still see it for sale occasionally but I will miss when my ABH x Jackie Aina palette is finished

Daniela Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring:
– Light to Med/ Neutral tone/ dark brown eyes
LE product you regret buying?
– I regret buying the Tom Ford Beauty Girls and Boys Lipstick in Joe. I really like the color but I’m not in love. For the price of a TF lipstick, you need to LOVE it!
LE product you wish you had bought?
– I wish I purchased the LE Gucci Highlighter in Sunstone when it was available. I have seen videos, swatches, and images of the beautiful, non-glittery shade and I just haven’t been able to find a good enough dupe. It was a soft, glorious, natural glow product I wish they would reproduce and make perm.
LE product you miss the most?
– This lipstick was not LE but instead has just been discontinued and I was only able to purchase one of them back in the day. I truly miss Chanel’s Pimpante Rouge Allure Lipstick. I still have some left but guard it and use it every so often. I tend to use it as a nude or as a topper to turn red into a coral. If Chanel reads this – pls bring it back 🤗

Cat Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light with a lot of red
LE product you regret buying? Sigma Creme de Couture palette (yes even though it was years ago I still remember)
LE product you wish you had bought? There was a highlighter reviewed on here a couple years ago that I just missed. I can’t remember what brand and name now though.
LE product you miss the most? I can’t think of anything really. I miss things that have been discontinued!

TropicalCowgirl Avatar

My only LE regret of not getting Chanel Empriente du Desert Quad…just kind of. I am honestly in love with Chanel Blurry Green and have great colors to make up for th non green colors. Not saying I wouldn’t buy if it came back

I don’t race for LE. Can’t remember a regret but I’ve given things away that I never used.

Ivy Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring:
Medium Tan skin, brown eyes, black hair.

LE product you regret buying?
Last year’s Hourglass blush quad. I thought it would be a nice intro to their blush formula, but I ended up realizing that 1) I don’t really like their blush formula and 2) the nude shade was basically a highlight for me. I can still use it when doing makeup for family and friends, but it was definitely a wasted purchase.

Another one is Natasha Denona’s Metropolis. It is a beautiful palette, but I’ve come to realize I much prefer smaller palettes and in truth, I feel the cream-to-powder formula has dried out rather quickly. Combined with the repetitive gold shades, I wish I had waited for a sale to get it if I got it at all.

LE product you wish you had bought?
The Sydney Grace warm and cool deep bags during their summer sale. I told myself I didn’t need any more singles but… I’m still thinking about them months later, especially the beautiful green shimmer in the warm bag. Hopefully they’ll be released as singles one day.

LE product you miss the most?
I’m still early on enough to not miss it yet, but I wish SUQQU would make their entire Pre-Holiday 2020 set (particularly the eyeshadow Quads and blush palette 102) permanent. They are such a lovely formula, and the blushes remind me a bit of Surratt’s blushes. I’ll be sad once they’re gone, but I promised myself I’m no longer buying backups so I have to live with it.

Missy Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15

LE product you regret buying? Maybelline Sodapop palette. Complete and utter GARBAGE. I never bought another drugstore eyeshadow palette after that one! That was it for me.

LE product you wish you had bought? ABH Subculture or the Prism palettes, or the original Urban Decay Naked palette. I had the smaller Naked essentials (?) palette that I hated and ended up throwing out because the pigmentation was awful and the shades were chalky, but I think I would have used the OG one. My daughter had it and she really loved hers.

LE product you miss the most? Bare Minerals loose eyeliner shadows. They still sell their loose eyeshadows as ‘eyeliner/eyeshadow’ but they’re nowhere near as pigmented as their original loose eyeliners. Those things really were one of a kind in terms of amazing pigmentation and they’re so easy to apply. I still have a few colors left that I use sparingly, I never want to run out haha. Some of the pots I have are 15 years old and they still work perfectly, as they’re just minerals. Sometimes you can get them on eBay but they sell fast, I’m not the only one who remembers how fantastic those loose eyeliners are!! I wish they’d bring them back, especially with the ‘puppy liner’ trend, they’d be perfect for that.

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