(Closed) Make-Up – What Do You Use?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What make-up brand(s) do you use?
    Avon : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Bare Essentials : (20 votes)
    18 %
    Bobbi Brown : (4 votes)
    4 %
    Clinique : (11 votes)
    10 %
    Cover Girl : (20 votes)
    18 %
    MAC : (21 votes)
    18 %
    Mary Kay : (7 votes)
    6 %
    Maybelline : (17 votes)
    15 %
    Revlon : (13 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I use whatever’s on sale at the drugstore.  I don’t have much of a preference, probably because I only wear makeup maybe once a week!

    Post # 4
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Since I am a make-up artist I pretty much test everything under the sun.

    I still find that French cosmetic brands are consistently the best. Make-up Forever, Dior, Chanel. Dior is actually made by the brand Visiora (cheaper).

    I like MAC for the pigments, Smashbox has some great creme liners for subtle day wear (also great eyeshadows). I love Anna Sui’s lipsticks as they are moisturizing and last all day. The rest of her make-up line is just okay.

    For mascara, I also go for Maybelline’s Great Lash or Dior Extase (much more expensive though). 

    I am a total make-up junkie even though I don’t wear much it myself!

    Post # 5
    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I use Benefit makeup from Macy’s. I was recommended to the Benefit “Brow Bar” by my MOA for the wedding to get my eyebrows shaped and while I was there I had them do my makeup/show me their products and I love them, especially the foundation. It’s really light but has great coverage.

    Post # 6
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I use a mixture of products as i like different products from different lines:

    • Foundation and Concealer – Estee Lauder – Very Light but gives great coverage
    • Mascara – Lancome – Best Mascara I’ve ever used (i’ve tried many brands) as I have short lashes and they lengthen and look full without being to clumpy or flaking off.
    • Lipstick/Eyeshadows/Blush – Mac
    • Lip Gloss – Stila

    Post # 7
    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m a huge makeup junkie and used to work as a makeup artist before going back to school, so I don’t really have one brand that I stick to.  Although lately I’ve settled on my favorite products for certain things. I don’t wear foundation, so I won’t include that in my list! I’ll just list the use, the brand(s) and what I like about it. 

    Concealer: Makeup Forever- I like it because it goes on smooth and is waterproof. which is great for my sensitive eyes

    Powder: Stila – I’ve been using this powder for ages because it blends well with my pale skin tone

    Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay – Works the best of any eyeshadow primer I’ve tried. Keeps your eyeshadow on all day without fading. 

    Eyeshadow: Mostly Urban Decay, MAC and Makeup Forever – I like these brands because of the color ranges they provide and the quality of the products.  The pigmentation of the shadows is also great. 

    Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Liners in various shades – This is by far my favorite eyeliner. It applies smoothly, lasts all day and comes in a ton of great colors.

    Mascara: I’ve recently settled on using Benefits Bad Gal Lash – After going through many many mascaras, I’ve stuck with using this one. It goes on well with littlt to no clumping, doesn’t flake, and stays on. 

    Blush/Highlighter: NARS/MAC/Estee Lauder/Clarins – I switch out my blushes depending on the day/occasion, but these brands have great colors and staying power. 

    Lipstick/Gloss: NARS/MAC/Smashbox – My favorites because of colors and non-stickiness. 🙂

    Post # 8
    2216 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m all over the place.  I use a combination, since one brand doesn’t make the best of everything.

    Foundation – Revlon

    Eye Primer – Sephora (although, I like UD’s)

    Eyeshadow – Urban Decay

    Mascara – Revlon and Mabelline

    Concealer – Lancome

    HD Powder – MUFE

    Blush – Wet n Wild (or Nars)

    Lips – Smashbox



    Eyeliner – Revlon

    Post # 9
    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    You should make this a poll with multiple options– I used a handful of different things.  I was raised a Clinique girl, but have branched out some. 😉

    Post # 10
    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I have no loyalties. I want whatever works best for me in a given situation. My foundation is from Smashbox, my primer is from Nars, my powder is from Tarte, and my setting spray is from Urban Decay. My fav non-waterproof mascara is from Hourglass, but my fav waterproof one is L’Oreal. I equally love Laura Mercier and Buxom for glosses, and my current go-to lipstick is Clinique. Basically, I am a make-up slut. I get around. LOL

    Post # 11
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I have several main brands. I buy equal amounts of makeup from bobbi brown, laura mercier, chanel, lancome and dior.

    It sounds like I wear a lot of makeup but I actually don’t, lol!

    Post # 11
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    huge make up addict here too.

    mascara: benefit badgal

    foundation: stila, laura mercier, LORAC

    Primer: smashbox, laura mercier

    eyeliner: chanel or dior

    eyeshadow: clinique, sephora brand

    bronzer: Guerlein

    lipstick & blush: nars & bobbi brown



    Post # 12
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010
    Post # 13
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Everyday foundation: Bare essentials

    Foundation for nights out/occasions: Makeup forever

    Blush: NARS

    Eyeliner: Urban Decay

    Eyeshadow: a bunch of different brands

    Mascara: Maybeline

    Lip gloss: bunch of different brands


    Post # 14
    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have pretty sensitive skin and I also need my makeup to last all day (professional work environment) and I love Smashbox for face makeup- concealer, blush, contouring, but I love MAC for eye make up- primer and eye shadow. I also really like MAC brushes. They are investment pieces but they clean easily and last a very long time. Surprisingly, I only buy covergirl mascara. I just feel ripped off when I buy counter mascara and I feel like it always runs out quickly.

    Foundation/blush/highlight powder/lips- Smashbox

    Eye primer/eye shadows- MAC

    Mascara- Covergirl

    Makeup brushes- MAC

    Lips- Cait Cosmetics by Caitlin Murphy

    The makeup artist who did my makeup for my wedding has started her own line of makeup and I LOVE her lipstick. It is the only lipstick that has ever lasted for 5+ hours on me.


    Post # 15
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I don’t wear makeup daily, but when I do put on a “day” face I wear the following:

    Foundation, eyeshadow, eyebrow pencil and bronzer – YSL

    Blush and powder – Stilla

    Mascara and other Eye Shadow – Cover Girl

    Lipstick – Buxom


    Whenever I want to switch up my makeup I usually go to sephora and have them pack from lots of different bands so I never end up with just one.

    My most recent make up counter visit was to YSL, hence all the makeup from there right now.

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