Survey Says... October 4th, 2023

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  • Your skin tone/coloring:
  • Best mascara for longer lashes?
  • Longest wearing lipstick formula?
  • Worst lipstick formula you’ve tried?


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Liza Avatar

Your skin tone/coloring: Nars Valencia (medium tan)
Best mascara for longer lashes?: Maybelline Sky High
Longest wearing lipstick formula? Maybelline Superstay Vinyk ink
Worst lipstick formula you’ve tried? Maybelline Matte ink (looks too obvious, heavy, and silly)

Seraphine Avatar

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

Best mascara for longer lashes? I have short, sparse lashes, so I don’t know.

Longest wearing lipstick formula? I only wear bullet lipstick, and I find mattes to last the longest. As far as brands, my favorite mattes are by MAC, Dior, and Chanel.

Worst lipstick formula you’ve tried? I don’t like the kind of liquid lipsticks that dry down. The worst bullet lipstick formula I’ve tried over the past few years was Makeup by Mario (shade: Erin). It just felt awful on my lips.

ac Avatar

Lately really loving my Givenchy Le Rouge Matte Velvets — longer wearing than most bullet mattes for me, does a nice even ombre-type fade when it starts wearing off center of lips, super comfy, and Grenat Fume is a terrific murky muted plum for fall. Runner-up current fave is the sheer Carolina Herrera formula, and also the [smaller] tinted sheer balm — the plummy purple shade and the pH-adjusting one are both constant residents of my bag (and they get bonus points for having SUCH cute cases and also being refillable). Also still loving ColourPop Glossy Stain — Tutti Fruity has been a go-to for a couple years now, wish they’d release more (deepish, cooler-toned) colors!

Probably controversial take : I absolutely loathe the satin/cream Guerlain Rouge G formula. Feels like rubbing a stick of butter on my lips, doesn’t adhere to my inner lip area, slides all over the place, looks thin and plastic-y on me. Near the opposite end of the price spectrum, the Maybelline matte bullets. So many people went NUTS over “Gone Greige” a while back and maybe I got a bad one, but it was hard, dry, gunky, uncomfortable to apply, and looked gross and chunky-crusty on my lips. Also smelled like kiddie makeup mixed with Play-Doh and possibly library paste. Blegh.

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