Survey Says... September 6th, 2023

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Last perfume you used?
  • Last eyeliner you used?
  • Last mascara you used?


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Deborah S. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Under my name. I have very fair coloring with neutral to cool undertones, grey hair and dark brown eyes. I have 70 year old skin to lots of wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and sagging. Trying to maintain what I have left.

Last perfume you used? Joy by Jean Patou. Still one of my favorite scents.

Last eyeliner you used? Florasis Songyan Tracing Eyeliner in shade Pine Soot. I am awaiting Lisa Eldridge’s new liner launch and hoping they perform as she indicates.
Last mascara you used? I am testing the MAC Stack Waterproof today. Prior to that I have been using several of the Cover Girl mascara’s. It is a long story and not particularly interesting but I haven’t found my holy grail mascara and am very dissatisfied with those I have been trying. We will see about the MAC Stack. I do wish the waterproof had the option to have the smaller and thinner wand as the regular MAC Stack does. The waterproof only comes with the bigger wand, or at least that was all I found at Ulta.
Like a lot of older women, I have hooded eyes. I need a mascara that can stand up to touching my hood without creating racoon eyes or flaking every where. I also get transfer to the lower lash line even though I try many different things to prevent it such as powdering well, using primer and powdering, keeping everything away from the lower water line. You get the picture. I have samples of two Chanel mascara’s which I rather hope don’t work as I don’t want to pay that much for mascara. I don’t want to pay for the MAC Stack either. I would much prefer to find a good drugstore option as replacing them is much easier for me while living in the woods. I prefer length and separation which is also new for me. I use to like big, gloppy, clumpy and spidery lashes. I am looking for something less all of the above and more separating.

Helene Avatar

Finding the HG mascara is really very hard. I have given up on the drugstore brands, sadly as they are a bit more affordable then the ones that are contending to be my HG, so far MAC Stack, not the waterproof, and Lancome Lash Idole have made it to the next round so has Wander Beauty Mile High Club.
Next to be tried out is one from YSL.
I have oily hooded eyes, and I do know the racoon eyes, I have to make sure the hoods stay as oil free as possible, blotting them and even using setting powder over the eyeshadows, translucent and very, very sparingly.

Deborah S. Avatar

The struggle is real. When I was a sophomore in high school, I found a Cover Girl mascara that worked perfectly for me. It was a tubing mascara. I used it until the discontinued it sometime while I was in college. I tried another waterproof CG and loved it, although I missed the tubing. I used that mascara for many, many years. CG would discontinue it and I would be heartbroken but when they simultaneously launched a new shadow that was exactly like the previous DC’d mascara I was happy. I would continue on using each new iteration of that mascara. I continued using it while doubling up on mascara’s purchasing some high end ones that I liked and then would add the CG just to add the waterproof aspect. Following my makeup sabbatical, the formula has been changed and I have tried several new CG’s and none match the previous formula. Hence, the search. I like the Chanel tester that I have, so far. We will see tomorrow.

Deborah S. Avatar

Besides the original CG mascara, I have tried a Thrive one but wasn’t really happy with it either. It actually flaked on me. I have not tried the Merit one. I will check that one out. Thank you.

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: pale, cool
Last perfume you used? Guerlain Shalimar (too heavy for wearing to school this time of year and in this heat but I spritzed myself with some before bed last night….blissful)
Last eyeliner you used? UD Zero and Sephora Cappuccino (just this morning).
Last mascara you used? I can’t remember that far back but I think it was Lancome Lash Idole.

Jill Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Light, cool tone
Last perfume you used? An old BPAL Imp that I’m trying to use up in “Neo Tokyo”
Last eyeliner you used? UD 24/7 in Demolition
Last mascara you used? MAC Haute and Naughty brown mascara (RIP)

Celesta Avatar

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

Last perfume you used? Le Monde Gourmande Le Soda Pop. It’s smells like sophisticated Coca Cola and I absolutely adore it.

Last eyeliner you used? Colourpop Crème Gel Liner in Amethyst Hour.

Last mascara you used? Tower 28 mascara.

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Last perfume you used? EL’s White Linen

Last eyeliner you used? With my hooded eyes, I don’t tend to use an eyeliner as such, but use an eyeshadow with a fine brush to create the same effect. Today it was the darker brown shimmery shade from ND’s Glam.

Last mascara you used? Natio’s Tubing Mascara

Helena Avatar

Last perfume I used: Polo Red Intense by Ralph Lauren. I actually got it for my husband years ago so he could try wearing fragrance for special occasions, but he seems to hate perfume more as time goes on, so now it’s just mine ha ha.
Last eyeliner I used: the other day I swatched a bunch on the back of my hand, starting with NYX’s Epic Wear stick in Chartreuse (which I was surprised is actually sorta similar to UD’s Stargazer)…does that count?
Last mascara used: I don’t remember at this point 😅

kjh Avatar

Lt+ cool, red u/ts. KGD 013; Rose Inc 020.
Scent today: Regime des Fleurs Falls.
Liner: tight and waterline with color gram cool tone all in one Aegyo-sal maker. And no, Deborah, I’m not doing the youthful tear-puff undereye thing, lol. This is IT for people whose nude/beige pencils look yellow.
Mascara: Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes.

Julia Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Estee Lauder Double Wear Alabaster
Last perfume you used? Tiziana Terenzi Kirke
Last eyeliner you used? None
Last mascara you used? By Terry Mascara Terrybly Brown

Riley Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: fair to light, cool olive
Last perfume you used?: LUSH Lord of Misrule solid perfume. I will hype up these perfumes for as long as I live, they smell incredible and last forever!
Last eyeliner you used?: the Colourpop black gel pot liner, I wanna say the shade name is Swerve
Last mascara you used?: Jones Road’s The Mascara (big fan of this one, as somebody who works in food service and constantly deals with mascara flaking it smearing at work!)

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