Survey Says... September 13th, 2023

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Favorite gold eyeshadow?
  • Favorite black eyeshadow?
  • Favorite gray eyeshadow?


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Erica Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC 20

Favorite gold eyeshadow? Charlotte Tilbury Marie Antoinette/ Oyster Pearl

Favorite black eyeshadow? Don’t really ever use black eyeshadow but if I do it’s something like MAC Carbon bc it’s buildable & easy to use imo

Favorite gray eyeshadow? MAC Print or Knight Divine

Zia Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: above
Favorite gold eyeshadow? Makeup Geek Liquid Gold (I’ve never found a gold I’ve loved as much as that one)
Favorite black eyeshadow? Makeup Geek Corrupt OR Sydney Grace Umbra (from Temptalia collab)
Favorite gray eyeshadow? Terra Moons Phobos is really great quality! Also Sydney Grace Reaching Zenith (from Temptalia collab)

Mariella Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: pale, cool
Favorite gold eyeshadow? Buxom 24 KT Stilettos or Pat McGrath Gold Rush
Favorite black eyeshadow? It’s not really black, but MAC Typographic or MAC’s Unbasic Black
Favorite gray eyeshadow? This is tough…maybe Too Faced Up In Smoke (from a very old 9 pan palette called Smoky Eyes) or shade #2 from Charlotte Tilbury’s The Rock Chick

Deborah S. Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Very fair with neutral to cool undertones, grey hair and dark brown eyes. I have dry skin with a lot of hyperpigmentation and wrinkles.

Favorite gold eyeshadow? I could say one of the multiple golds in any PMGL palette but that would be too easy!! In actual fact, I am not a big gold fan. I tend to prefer cooler tones. When choosing a gold, I tend to go for one that is more a white gold or a green/gold. The shade that most comes to mind is the gold in the Dior Holiday 2020 collection called Golden Nights. There is also a white gold so I can mix the two. It was one of the last pieces of makeup I purchased before I lost interest in makeup altogether.

Favorite black eyeshadow? I don’t really have a favorite black shadow. I don’t use black as it looks so harsh against my super pale complexion. About the closest I come is with a very old and discontinued wet/dry eyeliner from Clinique. It is a dark grey color and I wish I could find it again. I have one and still use it occasionally but I have a fear of losing it altogether so I am hoarding it! I imagine it could be my answer for the grey question below also.

Favorite gray eyeshadow? I purchased an entire grey palette a few months ago from an Asian brand and while I like all the shades, I am going to cheat again and say that my favorite grey is the grey/brown shade of the Chantecaille Elephant single pan shadow. It might pull more brown than grey on peoples eyelids but because my eye color is such a dark brown, it pulls very grey on me. I also love the rhinoceros shade.

Deborah S. Avatar

I had to go pull it out to check, sorry. I may have mislead you unintentionally because there are a couple of blues but it is called the Wolf Calls palette and I purchased it from Sheglam. Here is a link to the palette. I really love it as it has a nice mix of depths but it is an Asian brand and they are nicely pigmented but not like Western brands.

Helena Avatar

Favorite gold: Honey by Urban Decay (the long-discounted single Deluxe shadow, not from the Naked Honey palette) or Goldilux by Sugarpill
Favorite black: Bulletproof by Sugarpill
Favorite gray: hmm…Copperplate by MAC? If I had it, maybe Hidden Garden by About-Face. Neither are true grays, which I don’t tend to enjoy, so I don’t have many!

Genevieve Avatar

Your skin tone/colouring: Porcelain, with pink undertones

Favorite gold eyeshadow? I truly love gold eyeshadows and have more than a few in my collection. My favourites include: Gold Nectar by PMG, Chestnut Glimmer from Pixi Beauty, Exquisite Opulence Temptalia x SG collab in a single, Steampunk by ABH, my first real gold love – Half Baked from UD, the metallic gold in ND’s Glam, Rose Gold by Lorac – and all of the golds in Lorac’s Fairytale Forest palette.

Favorite black eyeshadow? I never use a black eyeshadow – waay too dark for me

Favorite gray eyeshadow? I am quite partial to gray eyeshadows and have more than a few: UD’s Nakeds 2 & 3 have some beautiful gray shades – Suspect and Pistol, Mugshot. Then in ND’s Glam there are some tonal grey shades that I use as well. MAC’s Satin Taupe and UD’s Mushroom are other favourites.

Pteetsa Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/peachy neutral
Favorite gold eyeshadow? Benefit Nina’s Nugget
Favorite black eyeshadow? I don’t really have a favorite although About Face Art of Darkness looks pretty nice.
Favorite gray eyeshadow? Tom Ford Spring 2015 / Benefit Skinny Jeans (Taupe is like silver, right?)

I think all of my favorites have long been discontinued. :-/ I guess I need to find some new favorites.

Nancy T Avatar

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

Favorite gold eyeshadow? There are quite a few that I totally love on myself, but if I have to narrow it down to just one that’s perfect, then it’s the gold shade in Chanel Empriente du Desert quad! When used with a dampened brush it looks positively MOLTEN!

Favorite black eyeshadow? Probably UD Blackout or MAC Nehru. For different reasons and purposes. Blackout for super strong pigment, and Nehru for a much softer, easier to wear shade of black.

Favorite gray eyeshadow? Hmm… possibly MAC Copperplate, as it’s not the typical cool-toned, standard “gray”. It’s one that I can get away with wearing and not look sick!

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