Survey Says... September 20th, 2023

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite plum blush?
  • Go-to highlighter brush?
  • Favorite eyeshadow finish?


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Erica Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC 20

Favorite plum blush? MAC Blushbaby or Clinique Heather Pop

Go-to highlighter brush? I have one from SmashboxI use frequently or I use my fingers for cream/liquid highlighter

Favorite eyeshadow finish? Shimmer/metallic

Seraphine Avatar

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

Favorite plum blush? Plum is not a shade I use. I looked at Temptalia’s “Best Plum Blushes” and the only one I have from that list is Hourglass Mood Exposure, which I don’t think is a true plum blush (and I hardly ever use it).

Go-to highlighter brush? I rarely use highlighter, so I don’t have a specific brush for it. I’m curious to see what brushes other people use.

Favorite eyeshadow finish? Generally, matte is my favorite finish, but lately I’ve been using MAC Satin Taupe a lot lately.

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: pale, cool
Favorite plum blush? MAC Plum Foolery or UD Rapture (both discontinued, I fear)
Go-to highlighter brush? I don’t really have one; I tend to use an old MAC 130 but I’d love to see what others use
Favorite eyeshadow finish? MAC’s Velux Pearl/Inglot’s Pearl finish/whatever the finish was on Marc Jacobs’s Prim-O and Brav-O shadows and the metallic finish of Anastasia’s single shadows like Chiffon and Chocolate Crumble. All of these finishes are/were just exquisite for a sheen-lovin’ dame like moi.

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Favorite plum blush? I don’t use a plum blush but a cool pink one

Go-to highlighter brush? Nope – no highlighters or their brushes for me

Favorite eyeshadow finish? Soft shimner, metallic and satin are my very favourite eyeshadow finishes.

Deborah S. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name. I have very fair skin with neutral to cool undertones, grey hair and dark brown eyes.

Favorite plum blush? Black Honey Pop. I actually pulled it out the other day along with the Black Honey Gloss. I really love it and since I am in a fall mood, I decided to pair it with a neutral one and done eyeshadow. Turned out great.

Go-to highlighter brush? Wayne Goss Airbrush, I have four of them and use them for most powder products that I use these days. Finishing powders use to be my thing and I have a gazillion of them. Now I only powder where I absolutely have to and the Goss brush is just the right size and airy enough to keep from applying too much highlighter/blush/powder.

Favorite eyeshadow finish? Satin leaning towards shimmer. I like the shine and find that most of the really good shimmers do not accentuate my texture on the eye and actually reflect back making it look better.

Ana Maria Avatar

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

Favorite plum blush? MAC Breath of Plum

Go-to highlighter brush? Anastasia Beverly Hills A23 Pro Brush – Large Tapered Blending Brush

Favorite eyeshadow finish? Matte, although I have to have my Satin options as well

Raven Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral fair

Favorite plum blush? Hmm, I don’t wear blush or have too many. The couple I have are mostly neutral pink.

Go-to highlighter brush? Er.. I have an old Clinique brush I got for free. It’s a little rough but denser and picks up the product alright. I’m not too into face brushes, to be honest!

Favorite eyeshadow finish? This week it’s glitter! Lisa Eldridge’s Liquid Lurex Eyeshadows to be precise! It may be different next week; that’s the fun of having a makeup collection. 🙂

Pteetsa Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/peachy neutral

Favorite plum blush? Lancome Aplum and Urban Decay Rapture

Go-to highlighter brush? I pretty much use the Real Techniques 402 setting brush for everything, I love that dumb thing.

Favorite eyeshadow finish? Satin because what’s the point of wearing eyeshadow if it’s matte and metallic/glitter is too much.

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