Survey Says... December 27th, 2023

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Most used lip product this month?
  • Go-to cheek products this month?
  • Favorite eye palette this month?


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Deborah S. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name.

Most used lip product this month? Dior 674 Midnight Rose and Sisley Le Phyto Rouge in 42 Rio
Go-to cheek products this month? I have used Chanel Reflex the most.
Favorite eye palette this month? I have been doing a lot of basic neutral looks this month and going with a bolder lip. My most used palette, if you could call it that since it is only 3 shades, is the Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Matte in 117 which is a trio of matte cool toned browns. I will then add a shimmer shade just to the ball of the eye and usually it has been something from the Natasha Denona I Need a Nude palette or a shade from the Dior palette Intesif Eye.

Nancy T Avatar

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

Most used lip product this month? Probably PMG Omi and She’s Heaven, Fenty Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow and ChocoLit, Nyx SLP in Earthtone and Mahogany. Also, Tower 28 Seseme lipgloss.

Go-to cheek products this month? MAC Blushbaby, Fenty Rose Latté, PMG Desert Orchid blush, and the highlighters in both a PMG cheek trio and ND Love Cheek Duo, Huda Beauty Tan-Light bronzer.

Favorite eye palette this month: Been hitting hard on a very consistent basis both the Huda Beauty Pretty Grunge palette and the Danessa Myricks Lightworks 5 palette! (They actually work really nicely together, too)

Katalin Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light-medium, warm olive
Most used lip product this month? Hourglass At Dawn with Kiko Milano Lost in Amalfi 02 Pencil
Go-to cheek products this month? Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book vol 3
Favorite eye palette this month? Pat McGrath Subliminal Platinum Bronze

Rhonda Avatar

Most used lip product this month? Urban Decay lipstick in Manic plus anything glossy.
Go-to cheek products this month? I tried ColourPop cream blusher and…I think it will work better when it’s not 40 outside. Trying to get it to spread was a battle.
Favorite eye palette this month? ColourPop Petals en Pointe with Quartz palette for some definition! (I wish those were just 1 palette….

Rachel R. Avatar

Under my name; copper hair; hazel/green eyes.

Haus Labs La Riot Lip Gloss in Ethereal; ColourPop Lux Lipstick in Bloom 2 Bloom; various lip balms.

MAC Nippy’s Pink Rose Powdered Blush

Pat McGrath Lunar Nightshade; Lurella Cosmetics Silent Night

Cara Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair, cool undertone
Most used lip product this month? Fenty lip oil, Fresh Advanced Therapy balm
Go-to cheek products this month? Give Me Glow Party Favor, Gucci Rosy Beige, Tom Ford Rose Irise, MUFE Wherever Pearl, ColourPop Spotlight
Favorite eye palette this month? Vieve Ninetease and Natasha Denona midi Xenon

Car Avatar

I love the midi Xenon! The formulas are great. Below is the review I posted to Beautylish.

Although I can dupe this color story many times over in my entirely cool toned collection, I bought this palette for the formulas and I have no regrets. The cream to powder and mattes apply beautifully with my natural hair brushes as the formulas are pigmented but buildable and blend effortlessly. The shimmers, best applied with fingertips, are a mix of smooth, high shine metallics and wet looking sparkly toppers. I always use an eye primer, either Nars Pro-Prime or Hourglass Veil, and other than some minor fallout from the toppers, the shadows last all day with minimal fading or creasing. The color story is more versatile than it appears, with shades ranging from bright white to deep charcoal and navy, as well as iridescent ivory, pale pink, taupe and champagne. Unlike traditional grayscale palettes, I’m able to create many different looks for daytime, night and special occasions and I think it will work for a variety of skintones. This is a beautiful palette and as someone that’s vampire pale and can’t wear warm tones, this is what I wanted Glam to be. I can’t recommend it enough.

Cara Avatar

My review of midi Xenon is below but I accidentally forgot to login when posting it. It’s very different from Ninetease and I don’t see any overlap. I highly recommend both!

Kimberly Fowler Avatar

My most used lip product for December 2023 is the GXVE by Gwen Stefani clean lip gloss in all of my love. It was my go to product.

Go to cheek palette this month?

The new Hourglass medium tone cheek palette. Love the colors.

Eye palette for this month? A close tie between Colour pop 11:11 palette and Natasha Denona I need a nude palette.

I’m light/medium tone

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Erica Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light, MAC NC 20

Most used lip product this month? Perricone MD No Lipstick Lipstick, Saint Jane Lip Oil in Bliss, Lancôme Color Design Lipstick in Pale Lip

Go-to cheek products this month? Rare Beauty Liquid blush in Wisdom & Virtue, Tom Ford blush in Wicked

Favorite eye palette this month? Makeup by Mario Ethereal Eyes, Charlotte Tilbury Super Nudes Eye Palette

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Most used lip product this month? I guess this was the month I purchases/received quite a few new lipsticks, so I have been wearing those: YSL’s Desert Sun and a Givenchy one, but also my old standby’s of Maybelline’s Spice for Me, Mauve for Me, CP’s Drama Much, Trending and Party Mix.

Go-to cheek products this month? Benefits Schelle blush. After the disastrous MAC one, this is proving to be perhaps something I would buy again.

Favorite eye palette this month? Most definitely Pat’s Sublim Blond Ambition palette, with the 6 pan Platinize Bronze palette as well. For pops of colour I used my trusty SG Temptalia On the Horizons palette.

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: pale, cool
Most used lip product this month? MAC Dallas (ha- bet you thought I’d say Craving! Fooled ya!)
Go-to cheek products this month? TheBalm Downboy. I haven’t used it in years but it’s really nice for this time of year when I’m pretty pale and don’t want to look like my cheeks are ON FIRE!
Favorite eye palette this month? Hmmm – tough one. A tossup between MUFE Nudes You Need and UD’s Game of Thrones palette (if they would release a palette of their former excellent quality shadows in the shades Winter Is Here, Casterly Rock, House Targaryan, Stormborn, with Frozen North, Weirwood Leaves, Dothraki and maybe The Sight and Nymeria thrown in – they could give them all new names – I would buy it in a heartbeat!)

Celesta Avatar

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

Most used lip product this month? Probably my elf cosmetics lip oil in Honey Talks.

Go-to cheek products this month? My Charlotte Tilbury Lightwands and SG Luminous Light palette.

Favorite eye palette this month? Three way tie between Blend Bunny Sugar and Grunge, Danessa Myricks Lightwork V, and Ensley Reign Harvest Moon.

Seraphine Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light neutral skin tone, green eyes, salt & pepper hair

Most used lip products this month? Rouge Dior Matte in Mitzah and Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Pillow Talk (I hated the formula of this one, but instead of returning it, I threw it in a drawer where it stayed for most of the year, but I decided to give it another chance this past month…and now I love it!)

Go-to cheek products this month? Clinique Cheek Pop in Pink Honey

Favorite eye palette this month? I only used single shadows this month.

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