What's your favorite type of color cosmetic to apply?


What’s your favorite type of color cosmetic to apply? Lipstick? Eyeshadow? Blush?

It’s between eyeliner and lipstick – eyeliner, because it’s such an easy way to add color to a look, and lipstick can dramatically change the attitude of a look!

Do you have a question idea? Submit yours here.

48 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.
kath Avatar

It’s a toss up between blush and lipstick. I just feel loads better after I apply either! They make so much difference in how healthy and put-together I look. I also love playing with colors (esp. so with lipstick!) so it’s an aspect of my routine I really look forward to. Eyeshadow makes me giddy when I do it right, but it’s usually too much work for me.

zainab Avatar

Normally I’d say eyeshadow, because that offers the most creative potential, but I’ve been so busy lately that I’m actually going with blush- it still has a novelty factor because I’ve only been using it for a relatively short time, and it tends to bring a look together and make me look ‘done’.

Ryou Avatar

Definitely lip color! If I have to choose to wear just one type of make-up product for the rest of my life, I’d definitely choose a lip color of some sort, most likely a lipstick/balm/stain hybrid. 😉

Sylirael Avatar

Oh, lipstick without a doubt. The whole experience is so tactile and soothing to me, somehow. I love lipstick so much, and the process of applying it, that I don’t mind if I have to touch a lipstick up several times a day 😛 Sometimes I’ll even touch up when I don’t really need it, just because I love it, hehe.

Amy Avatar

For me it’s definitely lipstick. With eyeshadow you really have to take the time to make everything look okay and lipstick is so quick and easy. I usually wear a winged eyeliner, some mascara and a bright lipstick and everything looks nice.

Wwendalynne Avatar

I’m so the opposite. I hate applying eyeliner and lipstick because they are fiddly to do with precision and as you get older a less than perfect canvas makes it a little more challenging. I enjoy applying base products: foundation, contour, highlight. I enjoy these because you can physically see a ‘canvas’ taking shape.

Chanel Avatar

I would say eye-shadow because I feel like eye-shadow is your signature when it comes to makeup And when its colorful/bold or even neutral you flaunt the fun side of your personality and it can make a big difference in your look

kellly Avatar

Eyeshadow. I have large eyes and have always enjoyed doing something dramatic with them. Must have at least a ton of mascara on them, too.

AudreyNZ Avatar

Eyeliner for sure, as it defines the shape of my eyes, and I agree about lipstick changing the attitude of a look. I’ve been taking pictures of my looks each day, just so I have a reference on what looks good or not… red or bright lipsticks sure do give me a brighter cheerful look than paler lipsticks. If I want to minimise, an eyeliner and a tomato red lipstick are all I need:)

Denise Avatar

Its a given that I must wear blush in order to look less corpse-like but my favourite type of colour cosmetic to apply would be lipstick i guess. I find I can get away with wearing less eyeshadow these days ( or maybe I can’t and I’m deluding myself and just being lazy!) and make do with liquid eyeliner with a cats eye look instead – this would be my 2nd favourite colour cosmetic to apply.

Emy Avatar

Lipstick. Most days, I don’t wear any makeup except for a bit of color on my lips, and that definitely makes me look more awake and alive (but then, I do have “dead lips” if I don’t put on a lipstick).

joseph valenti Avatar

I subscribe to Goss Makeup Chanel, and he taught me how to put a dark gray matte eyeshadow on the sponge tip of an eyelash curler, and it lines the eyes perfectly, and curls your lashes! It is undetectable, which is important for male eye make up!

Katrina Avatar

Lipstick ecause it adds the most important color to my face since I have nice full lips. Eyeshadow is a close second because it really enhances the color and shale of my eyes.

Dana Avatar

I love working with color: eyeshadow and lipstick are my favorite to play with and apply.

However, my favorite to apply would have to be my base foundation. When I sit down in front of the mirror, it is so nice to see the red and other imperfections vanish!

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!