Survey Says… November 23rd, 2016

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Urban Decay Revolution in 69
Drunk Elephant C-Firma

I returned a NARS Mekong eyeshadow. It was beautiful and swatched amazing in store and even felt like a feathery cream. The one I got was dry and thin feeling and it wouldn’t translate on the eye. I replaced it with another Mekong and this one feels and applies a bit better but I’d say not worth it. Too late to return now though.

I’m not entirely sure.. I’m on my second bottle and have been on/off it for about a year, but there’s nothing you can really point to and say like, it’s definitely the C-firma working.

I can only say that the packaging is A+ for preserving the ingredients, it has not made me break out, it applies well and it layers well under my moisturizer/sunscreen and makeup.

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium warm

Last lip product you wore? MAC Mattene Lipstick in Personal Pick (love!)

Last skincare product you finished? the Paula’s Choice Multi Treatment

Last product you returned?? the Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster (broke me out BAD)

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

Last lip product you wore?

Givenchy #103 Brun Createur (broken record, I know)

Last skincare product you finished?

Kiehl’s Line-Reducing (Vit C) Concentrate

Last product you returned??

Nars Impudique blush. It’s really lovely, but when I put it next to Goulue (of which I own a sample and full size, LE, and now discontinued) it was just too close. I’m sure it would have swatched a bit differently, but not enough to entice me to keep it. I returned it untouched.

Your skintone/coloring: Medium w/ olive undertones MAC NC37 and Tarte Lt.-Med. Honey, deep brunette, blue-green eyes with gold flecks.

Last lip product you wore: Today I have on MAC So Select Lipstick and Courtly Coral Dazzleglass with Nyx Mahogany Slim Lip Pencil.

Last skincare product you finished: FAB Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer (at least that’s what I think it’s called?)

Last product you returned: UD Vice Lipstick in Pandemonium a few months ago. Stuff gave me a nasty rash on my lips that felt like a chemical burn of some sort!

Medium warm (MAC NC 30)

I am wearing Guerlain Rouge Saphir ❤️

I last finished my Retin A

I last returned Chanel’s Architectonic palette (not because it wasn’t good, but because it wasn’t good enough to justify the high price)

1) I’m on the paler side of n15 (if mac had an n12, I would be about that). My undertones lean cool – I have blue/purple veins, look better in silver than gold, etc – but frankly I prefer the way warmer colours look on me so whatever.

2) Last lip product worn: Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Honey lip cheat topped with Walk of Shame lipstick.

3) Last skincare product I finished – hmm, probably the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. I go through that stuff so fast. I’m not convinced it has any major skincare benefits but it’s the most refreshing thing ever on a hot day (always hot where I live currently)

4) This is tricky, I rarely return bummer makeup or skincare products because some stores have such strict policies and I’d rather hand them to someone else than go through the hassle. A bad pair of top large jeans from shopbop – would that count? Otherwise, the EltaMD UV Clear sunscreen which I got sent in the tinted formula.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair, cool
Last lip product you wore? (so boring but what can I say) MAC Craving
Last skincare product you finished? Probably Clinique SuperDefense (or whatever it’s called – the one with SPF 20/used to be SPF 25)
Last product you returned?? It’s so long ago…probably Urban Decay Revolution lipstick (the original formula) in Catfight.

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

Last lip product you wore? Notoriously Morbid Lip Gloss in You’ll Need a Mop (shimmery warm brick red).

Last skincare product you finished? NuSkin 180° Face Wash and Night Supply Nourishing Cream (finished at the same time).

Last product you returned? I believe it was the CoverGirl x Katy Perry Katy Kat lipsticks last summer.

Your skin tone/coloring: fair! always the lightest shade usually.
Last lip product you wore? Victoria’s Secret beauty rush lip gloss in maple candied
Last skincare product you finished? Mario Badescu rose water herb spray
Last product you returned?? Since I started researching products before buying, I haven’t returned a product in a while. 🙂

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain pink
Last lip product you wore? Clinique Pop Glaze Sheer Lip Colour + Primer in Licorice Pop
Last skincare product you finished? Dennis Gross Ferulic/Retinol Eye Serum (my VIB replacement showed up the day before)
Last product you returned?? Estee Edit Lip Flip Shade Transformers to lighten up or darken lipsticks. Total flop.

Coloring: light, neutral-ish, brown hair, brown eyes

Last lip product I wore: I’m wearing one of the Ulta nude lipsticks but don’t remember the name of the shade.

Last skincare product finished: As usual, NYX makeup remover.

Last product returned: Two of those NYX matte lip liner pencils. They cause what can only be described as reverse feathering on my lips (if that makes sense) and are extremely crumbly.

Tone: Neutral Warm Medium to Tan
Lip Colour: Don’t know the name but a warm rosy pink from a palette by Poppy King for No 7
Skincare: Eve Lom Cleanser
Returns: Have never returned a product. Never had the facility in the places I’ve lived in

Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium with yellow tones.
Last lip product you wore? I have Colourpop Perky on right now. It’s a little dry and the colour is deeper that I expected.
Last skincare product you finished? Trilogy Vital Moisture Rosapene Cream.
Last product you returned?? Can’t return beauty products in New Zealand but if I could, it would probably be the ABH Master palette. It’s nice enough but I don’t love it 🙁

Your skin tone/coloring: Between fair and light; very cool undertones with warm features.
Last lip product you wore? I’m wearing MAC Rebel today 🙂
Last skincare product you finished? Paula’s Choice Super-Light Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
Last product you returned?? I bought Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Tiger Grass Cream by mistake because the description on the Sephora web site was confusing (it’s for redness due to dryness — the right product for my rosacea is the Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment, which I have) and returned it un-opened.

Wtf? I got a mini cicapair bec I thought it was centella asiatica based and good for breakouts! Hasn’t been a problem though. I’d better look on a dedicated dr jart site and cosdna it. Big S is not always the ultimate authority! Almost done with the ultra light, too. Backed up. I use a lot of that and tried them all. The other resist one on eyes and perioral, bec basically I’m semi-oily and old.

Your skin tone/coloring: light-medium w yellow undertones, reddish brown hair, hazel eyes
Last lip product you wore? Colour pop’s ultra satin lippie in Lyin’ King
Last skincare product you finished? Merle Norman’s Fine Line Minimizer (great primer for oily skin!)
Last product you returned?? It was a NYX butter gloss that I didn’t realize had already been opened. It’s extremely rare I return things but germaphobia will do it!

Your skin tone/coloring: light and warm
Last lip product you wore? Today I’m wearing the deluxe Smashbox liquid matte lipstick that I got in my Sephora Play box last month. I can’t remember the shade name, but it’s a medium peach that’s much more vibrant than I expected.
Last skincare product you finished? Drunk Elephant B Hydra Gel. It feels very light but it really doesn’t provide much moisture. It was fine in the summer but I couldn’t use something so light in the cooler months.
Last product you returned?? Hmmm…. I don’t return much, trying to remember… Oh yes, the Lancome x Sonia Rykiel eyeshadow palette in the cool tones. The shadows were just so muddy.

Coloring: Light, NC 20, Medium Brown Hair and eyes

Last lip product: Buxom Sinful Cinnamon

Last Skincare Product Finished: Equate Wrinkle Correcting Serum comparable to ROC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum.

Last Product Returned: A compact foundation from MAC. Don’t remember what it was called. Not for me.

Skin tone: Pale/neutral
Last lip product you wore: Urban Decay Vice lipstick in Oblivion
Last skincare product you finished: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
Last product you returned: A NARS lipstick (Shrinagar, maybe?)–looked great when I tried it on at Sephora but when I got home I realized it was pretty much the same color as my lips.

Your skin tone/coloring: very fair neutral/warm
Last lip product you wore? Nivea “A Kiss of Smoothness”–Accutane is nuking my lips 🙁
Last skincare product you finished? It’s a tie– CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and Benton Snail Bee sheet masks
Last product you returned?? Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey (etc) eyeshadow in Rose Gold–it arrived broken. :/

Your skin tone/coloring: light/warm
Last lip product you wore? urban decay firebird
Last skincare product you finished? first aid beauty ultra repair hydrating serum and mac lightful c eye cream
Last product you returned?? lancome’s stick foundation (sticks just don’t last on my skin more than 2-3 hours)

Your skin tone/coloring: pale with pink undertones (redhead).

Last lip product you wore? Buxom Full-Bodied Lipgloss in Va Va Voom.

Last skincare product you finished? Dr. Perricone C Serum, already repurchased.

Last product you returned?? That was a long time ago, but is was a set of T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers. They were super-heavy and didn’t give me any volume at the roots.

Lt-med coolish. Hey, it’s a day off. Have worn 2 from the velvet glide set: chez Claude and 675. At 6A I tried the Paula berry pencil that is the most brown toned. 3 is enough, even for a day off.
Almost done with Cosrx aha/bha toner (Snow/Cat Cactus says the Mizon is better, even with alcohol. It’s next. I won’t tell Paula I’m going to cheat on principles!) and recently finished the Paula body oil spray. That, with the body butter layered over, is great for neglected feet.
Don’t think I’ve returned recently, except a very pretty light sweatshirt to the Rack. In raspberry to cranberry. For all its attributes (organic cotton, etc.) it wouldn’t fit 2-3 layers under it. Getting so used to wearing men’s stuff that women’s cuts often seem too skinny and not roomy enough. Esp for my cold winter house!

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

Last lip product you wore? Just today impulse bought NYX mega shine lip gloss in Cosmos. Am quite happy with it, a good color on me.

Last skincare product you finished? Cerave cleanser (re-purchased)

Last product you returned?? Don’t recall.

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium with yellow undertones, dark brown eyes, black hair
Last lip product you wore? Burt’s Bees Rose tinted lip balm
Last skincare product you finished? Simple micellar water
Last product you returned? It’s been a while… maybe Lancome Audacity in Paris palette?

Light neutral skin tone
Tom Ford Lip & Boys Malik
Aesop Fabulous Face Oil & Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm, both amazing products for my sensitive skin
Can’t return cosmetics in UK

Your skin tone/coloring: Light, light-medium

Last lip product you wore? Soap & Glory Sexy Motherpucker in Berry

Last skincare product you finished? An anti-aging Essence I was testing for a local cosmetics research lab.

Last product you returned: Dior AirFlash foundation – too light & didn’t wow me for the price.

I love the Sexy Motherpucker products so much! The gloss sticks are one of my go-to’s. Hi Dianne, from another Dianne! With 2 N’s! We’re hard to find. 🙂

My skin tone/coloring is medium. NW25 in MAC, MUFE MAT Velvet+ in #35–Vanilla.

The last lip product I wore was MAC’s Pink Nouveau lipstick.

The last skincare product I finished was my Olay Age Defying Classic Daily Renewal Cream–my holy grail moisturizer.

The last product I returned was MUFE’s Mat Velvet + foundation in shade #40. I returned it in order to get the correct shade for me, #35.

Fair/light cool-toned

I wore Stila all day liquid lipstick in Bacca today.
I finished La Roche Posay Effaclar H soothing moisturiser recently. Did repurchase, great for acne/oily but dehydrated skin.
I have never returned a product because I can’t in my country.

Your skin tone/coloring: Light
Last lip product you wore? ColourPop Bichette
Last skincare product you finished? Paula’s Choice Daily Defense Broad Spectrum
Last product you returned? The only thing that comes to mind is It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty palette

Laura Mercier Paintwash lipcolor in Blushing Pink (was part of a Nordstrom exclusive set)
Clinique CityBlock 25, my go-to daily sunblock

Burberry holiday lipstick set; after hitting “buy” I figured out how LITTLE product I was actually going to get, for MORE than the price of one lipstick. They are VERY small, like a quarter of the size, and although the packaging looks nice, it didn’t feel that luxe. Had I seen it in store first, wouldn’t have made that mistake.

Skin tone: NC23 with warm, warm yellow undertones. Dark brown almond/hooded/monolidded eyes, long curly reddish brown hair.

Last lip product I wore: I had my 4th root canal today, so I too a small amount of Sephora Brand Geek gel ink in 01 Peony, and I buffed/patted that into my lips like a stain!! (And totally played up my eyes!)

Last skin care product I finished: My The Face shop glow prep butter. It’s a thick face cream that adds a bit of a sheen to the skin. But it keeps my oily/dehydrated skin so soft and comfy!! I really adore it and need to buy another tub of it soon!!

Last product I returned: I have actually NEVER returned a beauty product!! I’v returned clothing that didn’t fit. But beauty? Nope!!

It varies from person to person and what tooth they are doing!!

My first three were further forward, and they didn’t hurt at ALL. I felt NOTHING.

My last one from today, was a molar and it hurt, but not severely!! I have a high pain tolerence though!!!

Skin tone: Dark Tan with Yellow Undertones (Mac C7)
Lip product: Mac Captive Lipstick
Skincare product: First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Polish
Returned product: Mac Raizin Blush

Your skin tone/coloring: Light-Medium, neutral
Last lip product you wore? Colourpop ultra matte lip in Mama. Wearing it for the first time today- great fall color!
Last skincare product you finished? Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum
Last product you returned?? I haven’t! I never have the guts! Besides, I tend to buy from Amazon.

Skin tone: Light to Light Medium, Coloring: Dark Blond Hair and Blue Eyes
Last Lip Product Used: Hourglass Whisper (my favorite of all time, discontinued 🙁 )
Last Skincare Product Finished: belief aqua bomb, love it under makeup so restocked during the Sephora sale.
Last Product Returned: Marc Jacobs Sheer Gel Lipstick in Eat Cake. Trying to find a dupe for the answer to #2, Hourglass Whisper. They swatch very close but the Marc Jacobs wears warmer on my lips.

Skin tone: very fair with cool undertones, leaning a little more peach than pink.
Last lipstick worn: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Red. I lined with the liner and then used the lipstick for better wear time.
Last skin care finished: I finished a Tatcha Rice Powder and a Mario Badescu rose herb spray. I am a sucker for sprays and practically drown in them daily. I don’t know if the Tatcha Rice Powder does anything or not but I do love how smooth my face feels after using it. I am trying the Pacifica Rice Powder next and want to compare to the Tatcha, which is expensive.
Last product returned: I haven’t returned anything in awhile although there are a few things I wish I had returned with the Huda palette being the most recent. I normally return things I don’t like but it is so far away from where I live that the gas to go there would be more than the palette so I will hold onto it and see if my daughter might want it.

Hi, Deborah. I like the Pacifica Rice Powder, but I like almost all of the Pacifica products. I haven’t tried the Tatcha rice powder, so I can’t compare, but Pacifica is pretty nice and does get your skin smooth. If you want something that really gets your skin super soft and smooth, try Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub. It’s got menthol in it so it’s kind of minty and refreshing, too. 🙂

Skin tone: fair, porcelain with pink undertones
Last Lip Product Worn: today I am wearing Maybelline’s Untainted Spice because even though it is late November, the weather is still wet and very cool. It is meant to be sunny.
Last Skincare product finished: A toss up between my Nude by Nature primer (the best) and my Physicians Formula Argon Oil. I have backups for both.
Last product returned: Nope, they don’t do returns really here.

Skin tone: Fair with neutral undertones

Last lip product you wore: Nars Dolce Vita Velvet Matte lip pencil

Last skincare product you finished: Tatcha Luminous Overnight Memory Serum Concentrate. I got a pretty decently sized sample with a coupon code from Sephora and it was very nice while it lasted. Not about to dish out $110 for a full-size, though. 🙂

Last product you returned: I haven’t been buying much, so I haven’t been returning much… It was either the palettes from the Becca/Jaclyn Hill collection or Becca Luminous Blush in Snapdragon at some point over the summer.

Your skin tone/coloring: light, cool

Last lip product you wore? MAC Ruby Woo

Last skincare product you finished? PC CALM moisturizer with SPF for dry skin. Will repurchase, the Neutrogena one I replaced it with is nowhere near as good.

Last product you returned?? Not returning, but giving my ABH Modern Ren to my sister because I don’t feel that the colors apply true to pan. Everything seems to apply or oxidize into slightly more brownish versions, which are probably prettier, but I wanted harsher berry and rusty tones. Same story over UDPP. I might try the Melt Rust Stack for my sickly orange fix next. Lol

Can I just say how much I really enjoy this feature on the site? I feel it really helps us get to know one another and it’s just so interesting reading about other people’s products, fails, faves, what they happen to be wearing on a particular day. I just really enjoy these “surveys”.

I agree. Very few of my friends are into makeup, so sharing my answers and reading others’ responses is the closest I get to talking about makeup with people who understand. 🙂

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain
Last lip product you wore? Dolce & Gabbana in Soiree plus I add a bit of Jouer Skinny Dip on top
Last skincare product you finished? None
Last product you returned?? None

Skin tone – very fair/pink undertones
Last Lip Product Worn – Burberry first kiss lip balm in soft peach
Last skincare product finishe – Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta hydroxy peel extra strength
Last product returned – Armani matte eye tints; too warm toned for me. They were okay but not a love

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15 w/some redness

Last lip product you wore? Lancome Juicy Shaker in Mangoes Wild

Last skincare product you finished? Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask (mini)

Last product you returned? I don’t know if I’ve ever had to return a product. For things like base products I get a sample, and for things like makeup I swatch it in-store first.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Pink Undertone
Last lip product you wore? Givenchy #301 Magnolia Organza
Last skincare product you finished? Decleor Rose D’Orient Night Cream
Last product you returned?? Can’t remember

Your skin tone/coloring: Light medium with warm (yellow) undertone
Last lip product you wore: MAC In Control lipliner (MAC Pro Longwear liners are great used all over the lip with no lipstick)
Last skincare product you finished: Paula Choice Calm BHA Lotion
Last product you returned: Never returned a product

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/neutral

Last lip product you wore? Laura Mercier Velour Lipstick in Cocoa Pout

Last skincare product you finished? Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day & Night Face Cream and almost done with Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

Last product you returned? IGK Broken Dreams Texture Paste – smelled bad, felt bad

*Baume de rose from by terry and lip pencil from nudestix
*Hydrabeauty serum from Chanel
*Nutcracker peach palette from Mac,looooooove the highligter but haaaaate the blush! (ps: in France you cant return a product used or tried,only Mac accept that 🙂 so its why i did it!)

Your skin tone/coloring: light-medium with yellow undertone.
Last lip product you wore: Peripera Peri’s Ink Stick in 06 Gorgeous. I’m just so smitten with the whole range of lipsticks that this brand has to offer.
Last skincare product you finished: I never truly finish a product but the most nearly empty one is The Face Shop Herb Day Lemon Cleansing Foam. I just have too many face washes in rotation that I need to throw one out every now and then when it reaches its expiration date. Wasteful, I know.
Last product you returned: I normally do extensive researches before buying so it’s a no from me.

Your skin tone/coloring: deep with red undertones NW47
Last lip product you wore? nightmooth lipliner, divine wine by maybelline and on top transylvania by nyx
Last skincare product you finished? rose water
Last product you returned?? i don’t returned , i give so idk

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium Neutral MAC NC 35
Last lip product you wore? Mac soar and offshoot
Last skincare product you finished? Sunday Riley luna oil
Last product you returned?? Nars Walkeryie Velvet matte lip pencil

Your skin tone/coloring: NC50
Last lip product you wore? MUFE Plexi Gloss in 104 Brown Beige
Last skincare product you finished? Treatment gel
Last product you returned? MUFE Pro-Finish Foundation

Your skin tone/coloring: light w/ neutral undertones
Last lip product you wore? Rimme Kate Moss lipstick in 14
Last skincare product you finished? Origins Make A Difference Plus + Rejuvenating Treatment
Last product you returned? Too Faced Prime & Poreless pressed powder

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