Survey Says… November 20th, 2019

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Skincare product you’re most thankful for?
  • Hair product you’re most thankful for?
  • Complexion product you’re most thankful for?

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Skintone/Coloring: Fairly light, very neutral; Mediterranean features.

Skincare: Dermologica Daily Microfoliant; it’s made a significant difference in the appearance of my pores. I received a deluxe sample from ULTA over the Summer, and it just sat around for a while, as I really had no real expectations, and I was perfectly happy with my with what I was already using. However, because I had it, I decided to give it a try, and ended up buying the full-size.

Haircare: Besides black hair dye, of which I have no loyalty to any brand, I don’t have any particular product that stands out… To be completely honest, I won the proverbial “genetic lottery” when it comes to my hair, and have never had to think about it; in fact, I’ve “abused” my hair pretty much my entire life, and aside from washing with whatever DS brand that’s cheap, and brushing, I neglect it. Ironically, I’m constantly getting compliments, from random strangers to professional hairstylists…

However, although my hair is extremely low-maintenance, my daughter is not so lucky… She has very fine hair in texture, but she also has alot of it, so it’s very prone to knots & tangles. After trying many, many products/combos, DS to Pro, we’ve finally found Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla 4-in-1 Combing Cream & Johnson & Johnson No More Tangles 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner.

Complexion: ABH Luminous Foundation; I actually found a pretty good shade match, and it holds up so we’ll, while still looking “skin-like”. I wore it to a concert, front row in a hot, sweaty pit, and when I got home 8+ hours after initial application, I was surprised that it looked even better that when I first applied it. I’d worn it prior to that event, and even after, with great experiences, but never in extreme conditions.

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

Skincare product you’re most thankful for? Pixi Glow Tonic. I swear, once I started using that consistently the texture of my skin improved so much!

Hair product you’re most thankful for? DRY SHAMPOO. I only wash my hair once a week and dry shampoo gets me through the last couple of days before my wash.

Complexion product you’re most thankful for? Light coverage, glowy foundations/BB creams. Once I discovered those, I felt like I could still wear complexion products and let my freckles shine through with out my face looking like a mask.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool
Skincare product you’re most thankful for? since I can choose only 1, I will say Youth to the People Maqui Oil
Hair product you’re most thankful for? Again, since I can choose only 1, (even 3 would be a challenge), I’ll say Phyto’s Phytolisse Ultra Shine Smoothing Serum
Complexion product you’re most thankful for? IT Cosmetics CC Cream or Sephora’s pressed powder foundation.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light neutral leaning cool
Skincare product you’re most thankful for? Niod Copper Amino Isolate Lipid 1%
Hair product you’re most thankful for? Olaplex 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner
Complexion product you’re most thankful for? The original La Mer powder.. still no replacement 😢
I watched Jackie Aina for a tip of helping foundation stick to your nose (and chin…and anywhere else for that matter). I was entirely dubious it would work for my mature dry skin, but it did. Her process involves apply a thin layer of powder (not foundation powder, just regular loose powder) using a damp sponge to adherence problem areas and then applying foundation on top. She emphasizes that you require far less foundation and should carry the ‘leftovers’ to the nose area instead of applying directly to nose. All I can say is…WOW.. it works so well! My first attempt did not go so well (I was using a GA non-matte powder), but the next time I used my tried and true LaMer and my foundation not only looked beautiful, but it also held beautifully. You can use this technique on bare prepped skin as well as skin prepped with primer, but make SURE your primer isn’t a heavy silicone primer, or one that sits on the surface of the skin and doesn’t blend in. In any event, I’m seriously blown away.. seems counterintuitive and thought it would make my base look cakey as heck.. not so.

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name! (Blue-green eyes)

Skincare product you’re most thankful for? Two stand out as especially appreciated by me, First Aid Beauty Resurfacing Liquid 10% AHA and Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Creme. To be honest, though, I actually appreciate all the skincare products I use regularly since each became part of my daily routine after using generous sized samples.

Hair product you’re most thankful for? A new to me discovery! It’s A 10 Miracle Leave In conditioner for my weekly blowout. Leaves my hair feeling and looking like silk!

Complexion product you’re most thankful for? Fenty ProFilt’r Hydrating Longwear foundation, because of how “natural” and skin-like the finish is, yet it truly does last all day.

Wednesday, I believe it’s both due to it having polypeptides and other cellular building blocks. I do know that it literally feels like it truly does get absorbed by my skin. Like, I can actually *feel* it happening!

A 10 Miracle is one of those products everyone raves about and I almost hate the fact it didn’t worked for me. At least it was less expensive than Olaplex. 😆

Your skin tone/coloring: light, MAC NC 15-20
Skincare product you’re most thankful for? 30% AHA 2%BHA Peel
Hair product you’re most thankful for? Moroccan Hair Oil
Complexion product you’re most thankful for? Missha SPF 42 BB Cream No.13

YES, the Missha M BB Cream is SO underrated! It’s my favorite complexion product and the only one I’ve ever used up entirely and had to replace.

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Skincare product you’re most thankful for? Facial oils – they have certainly made the difference to my mature age skin: Argon, Chia Seed and combinations of the two.

Hair product you’re most thankful for? Volumising shampoos – my hair still gets oily around the roots and volumising shampoos protect and nourish my hair, without making it too oily.

Complexion product you’re most thankful for? Good quality SPF Sunscreen products – like La Roche Posay’s 50+ that work well on my complexion, act as a primer base and hydrate my skin. Very, very different to the sunscreens of old.

My skin also loves chia seed oil. When I can find it mixed with good quality meadowfoam seed oil, it absorbs so well! Also love quality sea buckthorn oil. Argan oil I’m pretty picky about though.

SkinTone/Coloring:Fair to Light, Cool Undertones, Normal

Skincare: There are so many as I’m a skin care junky…so hard to pick one!!! I love love love Dr. Nassif’s Complexion Perfecting Detox Pads and Skinn Cosmetics Dermapeel.

Hair Care: Rezza Be Obscessed…With all the amazing ingredients…it makes my hair texture feel incredible and the scent is so amazing I wish it was made in a perfume or body spray and/or body lotion.

Complexion: Again there are so many, but if I’m choosing one…it’s the only item I use from the DS…Neutrogena SkinClearing oil free Microclear Technology Blemish Treatment with Salicylic Acid foundation in the color Buff 30. It is so great to blend on my skin and makes my complexion just glow. The fact that there is skincare that protects my skin from everything I put on it and is not drying to my face one bit makes it a holy grail!!! I have been using it for 10+ years.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light neutral skin tone, green eyes, s&p hair

Skincare product you’re most thankful for? Clinique Mild Liquid Facial Soap. I’ve had people tell me that it’s no different from drugstore products, but my skin breaks out less with Clinique than with anything else I’ve ever used. Maybe it costs a bit more (though I stock up whenever there’s a sale), but it works for me.

Hair product you’re most thankful for? It’s a tie between Klorane With Centaury and Shimmer Lights shampoos.

Complexion product you’re most thankful for? Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup. It’s perfect.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair & warm
Skincare product you’re most thankful for? Hada Labo Premium lotion- affordable & plumps my skin like no other product.
Hair product you’re most thankful for? Olaplex everything. I bleach my chestnut brown hair to ultra platinum. Without Olaplex I’d have broken, fried stubs for hair. I use the Olaplex conditioner as a co-wash every day and follow it with a pea-sized dab of the No 6 Bond Smoothing leave-in conditioner. After styling, I use a few drops of No 7 the bond smoothing oil for shine.
Complexion product you’re most thankful for? Missha SPF 42 BB Cream – cheap as chips, looks fab with 42SPF, yaaaaaas!

Your skin tone/coloring: medium, yellow undertone

Skincare product you’re most thankful for? Lancome’s Bienfait Multivital SPF 30 day lotion, its been my go to for over a decade!

Hair product you’re most thankful for? I’m not much of a hair person, but I like Aveda’s Scalp Therapy shampoo & conditioner.

Complexion product you’re most thankful for? Concealer 100%, my HG is Clea de Peau, but I also like Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer and Too Faced Born This Way as lower end options.

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name; magenta/red hair; hazel/green eyes; oily, aging skin with cystic acne breakouts.

Skincare product you’re most thankful for? Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Serum (revived my menopausal skin) and Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream (the only firming cream that’s worked for me).

Hair product you’re most thankful for? HiColor Red HiLights Permanent Creme Hair Color in Magenta. I don’t have to pre-lighten my hair, and the color is awesome.

Complexion product you’re most thankful for? Full coverage foundations that will cover cystic acne attacks without requiring a bunch of additional concealing, or being heavy or cakey. Right now, those are Lancome Teint Idole 24H Long Lasting Foundation and Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Full Coverage Foundation.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium warm yellow undertone, dark brown eyes and hair

Skincare product you’re most thankful for? Just one? I’m thankful for my entire skincare routine, from eye cream, BHA, AHA, retinol, toner. But I’m really grateful for SPF; I do think that this helps my skin, especially since moving to California.

Hair product you’re most thankful for? Dry hair oils, my frizzy thin hair needs the smoothness without the greasy heaviness (Verb Ghost Oil and Morrocanoil Light are my favorites)

Complexion product you’re most thankful for? A good concealer that covers my dark under eyes, but can be used all over the face as foundation when I want to pack light.

Skintone and colouring – light neutral skintone, leaning yellower than pink with freckles. Dark brown eyes and ashy blonde hair (naturally dark blonde though).

Skincare product – Mac Strobe cream because I have dry skin that needs all the glow!

Hair product – Bleach London’s Silver shampoo as I need to maintain a nice cool ashy blonde and it has so much pigment in to get rid of yellow, even my hairdresser is impressed at how well my colour lasts

Complexion product – I always have a new favourite and at the moment it’s NYX Born To Glow Naturally radiant foundation in shade Vanilla!

Your skin tone/coloring: medium tan, olive undertones
Skincare product you’re most thankful for? i started using squalane as a moisturizer and it’s changed my skin (for the better!). i’ll combine it with other products esp in the winter when i get dry but it’s truly been a game changer.
Hair product you’re most thankful for? joico k-pak reconstructor. i have bleached silver hair right now and it’s saved my hair on multiple occasions (lol).
Complexion product you’re most thankful for? undereye concealer…….

Your skin tone/coloring: above 🙂

Skincare product you’re most thankful for?
It used to be Boscia’s Charcoal Deep-pore Cleansing Stick Treatment, but it’s been discontinued! It was my holy grail for clearing cystic acne, and I’ve yet to find something to replace it. But my next tops are: The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution + Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

Hair product you’re most thankful for?
Batiste XXL dry shampoo haha!

Complexion product you’re most thankful for?
A mix of CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation in 710, mixed with MUFE Matte Velvet Skin Foundation in Y205. Partly because 710 is the lightest shade CG offers for the Elixir line, and it’s still too dark, but it has a beautiful finish. And, partly because MUFE Matte Velvet is one of the few foundations to keep me mostly matte all day. Both of them together create the perfect shade, with a mix of blurred pores and a satin finish. Alternately, my favourite travel baby is the Estee Lauder Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup in 1N2, which gives me the same effect as the above combination, but is pretty pricy for the volume, so I generally only use it for travel.

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