Survey Says... January 3rd, 2024

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite perfume brand?
  • Favorite brand for eyeshadow?
  • Favorite brand for lip products?


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Erica Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC 20

Favorite perfume brand? It was probably Elizabeth& James. Now I like a lot of the Replica scents

Favorite brand for eyeshadow? MAC, Natasha Denona, Pat McGrath, Lorac, NARS, ABH, Dior

Favorite brand for lip products? Lipstick is one thing I think most brands do well! Some favs are MAC, Fenty, Gucci, elf, Chanel, Hourglass, Clarins, NARS, Maybelline, Revlon

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: pale, cool
Favorite perfume brand? Oh – this is tough. Either Maison Margiela or Chanel (but I only like 2 or 3 scents from each of those 2 brands)
Favorite brand for eyeshadow? Oh – PAINFUL to try to think of just 1 brand. For singles, a toss up among Stila (now all discontinued), ABH (mostly discontinued) and Marc Jacobs (gone entirely but supposedly coming back, though I’m not holding my breath); for quads/5 pans, right now it’s Charlotte Tilbury (though I’ve exhausted all the quads that suit me) with pre-reformulation Dior and Chanel both nipping at Charlotte’s heels.
Favorite brand for lip products? MAC (I’m always amazed by how long it takes until a MAC lipstick goes “off” or dries up) and Givenchy.

Katalin Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light-medium, warm olive
Favorite perfume brand? I don’t have favourite brand, I like many. However, I do have favourite perfumer, I adore plenty of perfumes made by Jacques Cavallier.
Favorite brand for eyeshadow? I have most of my eyeshadows from MAC and from Pat McGrath. It may change though, as their quality is declining…
Favorite brand for lip products? Again based on how many I collected I can say that my favourites are MAC and PML for lip products as well.

Deborah S. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name.
Favorite perfume brand? This is a hard one as I don’t buy or venture to wear a lot of perfumes that I don’t already have and the ones that I have are mostly older favorites and many of the brands don’t have a scent outside of the one that I have. I love Byredo but their scents don’t last past about an hour. I know this is going to sound crazy but I will go with Thymes Ltd. I have a couple of their scents and love that not only do they come in perfumes but they also have home scents and candles in the same scents. I like Kimono Rose and Goldleaf the best. Goldleaf is likely my favorite but not for everyone as it is a very powdery scent. The other scents I wear the most are the Izzy Miyake and Joy by Jean Patou. I would say Tom Ford but I really only like one of his scents and oh, I forgot Vanille Intensee and By the Fireside.
Favorite brand for eyeshadow? These favorite questions always trip me up as I don’t want to slight any of the brands that I love and even the best brands have duds sometimes. If strictly limited to one it would be Pat McGrath but with a little leeway, I would add Chanel and Hermes. Not everyone’s cup of tea but for me at this stage in my life, I am going with mostly smaller curated palettes and I really get on well with all three of these brands eye shadows.
Favorite brand for lip products? Again, PMGL, Chanel, Lisa Eldridge and Dior. I like a lot of lip product brands but these four stand out and if I had to choose just one it would be Chanel. I like all of the finishes in the Chanel line.

Pearl Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: light to medium peach
Favorite perfume brand? Houbigant, Le Labo
Favorite brand for eyeshadow? Natasha Denona, Pat McGrath, ABH, MAC
Favorite brand for lip products? MAC

Nancy T Avatar

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

Favorite perfume brand? Since it’s more a matter of what a specific fragrance smells like on me as it wears through the day, I don’t have a particular brand! I have several brands that each have something that I adore, though. Tom Ford Black Orchid, YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche, Kayali Oud Tobacco and I still love my one (and only ever by the brand) Avon x Christian La Croix Absynthe are all perfection for me!

Favorite brand for eyeshadow? PMG Labs Mothership, Huda Beauty, Sydney Grace, Menagerie Cosmetics, Fantasy Cosmetics, Clionagh and Lethal multichromes, Charlotte Tilbury.

Favorite brand for lip products? PMG Labs, UD Vice (OG) and Revolution formulas, MAC, Nars Audacious, and YSL.

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Favorite perfume brand? A tough one – for everyday I like EL and Clinique; but some of the more exotic scents I like are from Elizabeth and James. Juliette Has A Gun, Bottega Veneta.

Favorite brand for eyeshadow? Pat McGrath, Sydney Grace, Lorac, ND

Favorite brand for lip products? Well, it was CP – but their last batch was a disappointment, but I live in hope that their next addition will be better. However, I am enjoying my new purchases of YSL and of course, the Maybelline’s Made for Me series.

Martha Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Nars Viena
Favorite perfume brand? Chanel Chance eau tendre
Favorite brand for eyeshadow? The discontinued Marc Jacobs eyeshadow palettes,
Favorite brand for lip products? MAC or Charlotte Tilbury.

Celesta Avatar

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

Favorite perfume brand? I don’t really have one; it’s more about finding a scent that I like and that lasts.

Favorite brand for eyeshadow? Lately Blend Bunny for mattes, ND will always be up there for mattes as well. For shimmers, Clionadh is my first love, but ShineBySD has been really doing it for me lately, too.

Favorite brand for lip products? elf cosmetics has some beautiful formulas at a great price point. It used to be Bite Beauty for all lip products (sigh).

Rachel R. Avatar

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

NEST New York and Kayali

Sydney Grace, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Lethal Cosmetics, Nomad Cosmetics, By Beauty Bay

Lip Oils – Moira Cosmetics
Lip Gloss – Fenty Beauty
Liquid Lipstick – Black Moon Cosmetics, Melt, NYX
Bullet Lipstick – MAC, UD, ColourPop, e. l. f. , NYX, Black Moon Cosmetics
Lipliner – Moira Cosmetics, UD, NYX

Christy Avatar

Favorite Perfume Brand: It’s not still in business, but Vero Profumo was exquisite and my favorite by far.
Favorite Eyeshadow Brand: Natasha Denona, Clionadh, Terra Moons.
Favorite Lip Products Brand: Lisa Eldridge lip gloss, MAC and UD bullet lipsticks.

Monika Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair to light, neutral, mousy brown hair, green/grey eyes
Favorite perfume brand? I have several e.g. Parle Moi de Parfum, Byredo, Fueguia 1833, Imaginary Authors
Favorite brand for eyeshadow? Kjaer Weis
Favorite brand for lip products? Chantecaille

Seraphine Avatar

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

Favorite perfume brand? I own 12 Guerlain fragrances, so that’s obviously my favorite!

Favorite brand for eyeshadow? MAC. Natasha Denona is great, but nothing comes close to my beloved Groundwork Paint Pot by MAC.

Favorite brand for lip products? Dior (followed by Chanel and MAC)

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