Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thursday Poll

I have the incredibly huge and rare honor to be featured as one of eight beauty bloggers on the Neiman Marcus Beauty Awards Beauty Blogger Favorites!  I think it's well known that I adore shopping at Neiman Marcus. I don't think you all understand what a magnificent honor being featured on their web page means to me. I am humbled and appreciative of this recognition. Let's face it, I'm hardly what you would call a "Traditional Beauty Blogger". I'm slightly uncouth, sometimes crass and a little crazy.  Yet there I am. giving my opinion about some "Best In Beauty" products that were nominated. 

I was originally asked to provide three quotes from a huge list of nominated beauty products that Neiman Marcus sells.  Well you know me. I'm verbose. I can't chose JUST I provided five.  Yup.  I'm glad I did, because I would have had a hard chance choosing which three to put up.  The five products I chose were (with my quotes):
1. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair - "I apply this at night and wake up to new looking skin.  This should be required for anyone over the age of 30 for great looking skin!"
2. Cle de Peau Concealer - "I am never without my Cle de Peau Concealer. It's smooth application and crease resistant long wear make this my Holy Grail of concealers."
3.  Le Metier de Beaute True Color Eyeshadow - "If there is such a thing as perfection, then Le Metier de Beaute has created it with this eyeshadow formula. Soft as silk, highly pigmented color that lasts and lasts. It's my go to eye shadow!"
4. Trish McEvoy High-Volume Mascara - "I never thought A mascara could change my look so much. Not only are my lashes full and soft but they keep their curl. One stoke of this mascara and you'll wonder what you ever did before it!"
5. Guerlain Le Rouge G - "Guerlain knows how to do lipsticks right! I am completely in love with amazing formula and luxurious case!"
The quotes I provided were all sincere. I honestly feel this way about all of these products.  I have not, however, had a chance to write about all of these products.  Here's why. a) The Estee Lauder serum is a hard one for me to write about because I have no scientific backing to explain why my skin feels so amazing after using it, but I will try to write a post about this very soon!  b) The Trish McEvoy mascara was one of my favorite mascaras...but I am loath to review mascaras because I think the efficacy of any mascara is very subjective. I rarely find more than five people that can agree on one mascara being "perfect".  So I will not review this mascara on this blog, but I will tell you it worked for me. It might not work for you.  See if you can get a sample before you purchase.
OK.  Enough about me.  Let's talk about what are some of YOUR favorite items.  For this Thursday Poll I'm going to ask you to list your favorite products from specific categories.  The twist is that you don't have to just choose what Neiman Marcus sells. It can be a product sold anywhere!  Sound like fun?
On To The Poll!  I can't wait to read all the answers!!!

List your favorite product in the following categories:

2. Eye Care - Chanel Sublimage Eye

3. Foundation - Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation 

4. Concealer - It's a tie! Cle de Peau Concealer and Make Up For Ever Full Cover

6. Eye Shadow - Le Metier de Beaute

8. Mascara - It's a Tie! Trish McEvoy High-Volume Mascara and Josie Maran Gogo Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara 

9. Lipstick and/or Gloss - Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick I have no favorite gloss....yet.

10. Tools (Brushes, Curlers, Face Brushes, Tweezers, etc.) - Too Many to mention, but of all the Clarisonic Brush has made the biggest difference in my life!


  1. Wow, 10 questions to answer on THURSDAY! Being serious here, missy!!

    1. Moisturizer - Estee Lauder Daywear cream

    2. Eye Care - haven't found my HG yet, still testing stuff...

    3. Foundation - Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

    4. Concealer - Bobbi Brown concealer, although I like EL Double Wear because it's quick and easy to use and doubles up for eyes and face.

    5. Blush - Illamasqua powder blushes, hands down

    6. Eye Shadow - Rouge Bunny Rouge (although I'm very happy with most of my Mac and UD stuff too)

    7. Liner - Clinique gel

    8. Mascara - YSL Faux Cils, I've tried tons of things, nothing compares to this one!

    9. Lipstick and/or Gloss - I agree with you on the Rouge G, the formula and pigmentation are beautiful, but it would be a tie with Dior Addict!

    10. Tools (Brushes, Curlers, Face Brushes, Tweezers, etc.) - the mac 217, how did I live without that one??

  2. 1. Moisturizer - First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

    2. Eye Care - do not use
    3. Foundation - Makeup Forever HD in 115

    4. Concealer - MAC pro longwear concealer

    5. Blush - MAC Melba

    6. Eye Shadow - Oh boy I don't have a fave

    7. Liner - Maybelline waterproof liquid eyeliner in black

    8. Mascara - Right now it's the new Revlon Photoready 3D Volume

    9. Lipstick and/or Gloss - MAC Freshbrew and Fushion Beauty lipgloss in Angelic

    10. Tools: Chanel foundation brush

  3. All I can say is, congratulations Elvira!

  4. Congratulations on the NM Beauty Blogger Favorites!!!

    1- Moisturizer: Erno Laszlo REM

    2- Eye care: Erno Laszlo Transfuse Eye.

    3- Foundation: Shu Uemura Smooth Fit foundation

    4- Concealer: Becca Compact Concealer

    5- Blush : Chanel Joues Contrastes

    6- Eye shadow: Becca Lost Weekend palette and also Enigma.

    7- Liner: Shu Uemura Gel Liner

    8- Mascara: Lancome

    9- Lipstick : Shu Uemura Unlimited Rouge

    10- Tools ; Shu Uemura brushes, eyelash curler...

  5. I don't have any favorites because I'm still a beauty noob. I'm so excited for you and grateful that you are listing these so I can live up to my beauty resolution!

  6. Congratulations!!

    1. Jojoba Oil
    2. still on the hunt for a great eye cream
    3. MUFE F&B
    4. BB Corrector
    5. Rock & Republic! So sad these are DC
    6. Wet n Wild
    7. Clinique creme liner
    8. CG Lashexact wp
    9. Wet n Wild mattes or Chanel Rouge Allure Laques
    10. MAC 217 brush -- probably my only HG product from mac

  7. Elvira I'm thrilled for you! You so deserve it and your quotes are spot on. Okay here goes...

    1. Moisturizer - Algenist
    2. Eye Care - Caudalie Premier Cru La Creme
    3. Foundation - MUFE HD Invisible Cover
    4. Concealer - Tarte Marjuarka (sp?)
    5. Blush - Chanel Joues Contraste Blush
    6. Eye Shadow - Le Metier de Beaute
    7. Liner - Stila Sparkle Liquid Liner, Mally, MUFE Aqua Liners
    8. Mascara - IT Cosmetics Hello Lashes & Benefit They're Real
    9. Lipstick and/or Gloss - Chanel Rouge Coco, Rouge Allure Gloss Tarte LipSurgence
    10. Tools (Brushes, Curlers, Face Brushes, Tweezers, etc.) - Mirenesse Heated Eyelash Curler

  8. Some of these I don't have a favourite yet but here are mine that I'm using!

    1. Moisturizer- Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion
    2. Eye Care- The Body Shop Wise Woman eye cream
    3. Foundation- Using Laura Mercier Oil-free tinted moisturizer
    4. Concealer- TheBalm TimeBalm and Make-up Forever Full Cover
    5. Blush- Nars Cream Blush in Penny Lane
    6. Eyeshadow- Urban Decay and Fyrinnae
    7. Mac Fluidlines
    8. Mascara- Blinc tubing mascara
    9. Lipstick/Gloss- Morgana Cryptoria Vegan Lipsticks and Venomous Cosmetics Lip poisons (glosses)
    10. Tools- Ecotools brushes, Clarisonic Mia

  9. 1. Moisturizer - I don't have an HG but this is what I use every day: Sana Hadanomy Collagen Cream with Kracie Moistage Extra Rich for dry patches (mainly my cheeks) and a little teeny bit all over. I also use 2 sprays and another lotion/serum sort of thing, but those are the traditional moisturizers I use haha.

    2. Eye Care - I just put my normal moisturizer around my eyes.

    3. Foundation - My skin :P Aka none.

    4. Concealer - Don't really use it any more, I couldn't ever find an HG either (one reason I don't...gave up).

    5. Blush - Right now the Chanel horizon blush.

    6. Eye Shadow - Burberry Rosewood.

    7. Liner - None.

    8. Mascara - None.

    9. Lipstick and/or Gloss - Lipstick - Guerlain Rouge Automatique. Gloss - Burberry.

    10. Tools (Brushes, Curlers, Face Brushes, Tweezers, etc.) - My fingers :P.

  10. Congrats on being selected!

    1.Moisturizer - G.M. Collin

    2. Eye Care - Bobbi Brown

    3. Foundation - GA Luminous Silk ,Becca Luminous Skin Color or ELLIS FAAS...hahaha sorry those 3 are in rotation all the time.

    4. Concealer - GA ( which has replaced my beloved Bobbi Brown)

    5. Blush - Laura Mercier Second Skin (Lotus Pink)

    6. Eye Shadow - RBR or my UD Naked 2

    7. Liner - Inglot Gel eyeliner

    8. Mascara - Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill

    9. Lipstick and/or Gloss - Giorgio Armani (lipstick) Gloss I have way too many choices =)

    10. Tools (Brushes, Curlers, Face Brushes, Tweezers, etc.) - Sigma F80, Tweezerman, Shu

  11. 1. Moisturizer - 100% Argan Oil that I buy from a soap making supply shop.

    2. Eye Care - same as before

    3. Foundation - Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse in Classic Ivory

    4. Concealer - Josie Maran Argan Blend concealer in Sand

    5. Blush - Too Faced Illuminating Blush in Papa Don't Peach

    6. Eye Shadow - Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sin

    7. Liner - Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black

    8. Mascara - Buxom Lash Mascara

    9. Lipstick and/or Gloss - Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apply

    10. Tools (Brushes, Curlers, Face Brushes, Tweezers, etc.) - Buxom Stay-There eyeshadow brush

  12. Congrats, I'm subscribed to Neiman Marcus News letter and i saw your fav yesterday some did not suprised me as I read your Blog (like LMdB) but others did :)

    1. Moisturizer - NUXE (all moisturizer in general love all of them)

    2. Eye Care - still searching

    3. Foundation - Guerlain Parure Extreme and Smashbox

    4. Concealer - Dior DiorSkine nude perfecting hydration concealer it match my skin tone perfectly

    5. Blush - Duwop Blush in Mango was my first love

    6. Eye Shadow - LMdB and TheBalm!!!

    7. Liner - Guerlain liquid eyeliner

    8. Mascara - drugstore L'Oreal Voluminous, department store Guerlain les 2

    9. Lipstick and/or Gloss - Sisheido perfect rouge

    10. Tools (Brushes, Curlers, Face Brushes, Tweezers, etc.) - MAC 226

  13. 1. moisturizer: Chantecaille flower harmonizing cream
    2. eye care: Havent found "the one"
    3. Foundation: Chantecaille future skin
    4. Concealer: Le metier de beaute, original not peau vierge
    5. blush: Armani blushing fabric 2
    6. Eye shadow: LMdB and chantecaille
    7. liner: laura mercier kohls...seriously, try this
    8. mascara: GA eyes to kill and Chantecaille faux cils
    9. lipstick and gloss: Chantecaille lip chic and LMdB lip creme
    10: tools: becca foundation brush

  14. 1. Moisturizer - Stem Cream

    2. Eye Care - Nothing special, but lately I've been using SkinFood Salmon Eye Cream.

    3. Foundation - I'm still looking! Thinking of trying Guerlain soon. >.<

    4. Concealer - Currently using MAC Studio Finish Concealer. I might want to give Bobbi Brown concealer compact a shot as well.

    5. Blush - Ugh, I'm not picky about blush, either. I'm liking MAC Foolish Me and Bourjois Lilas D'Or.

    6. Eye Shadow - Too many! Fyrinnae, Persephone Cosmetics, and Meow Cosmetics dominate my stash at the moment.

    7. Liner - Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner.

    8. Mascara - Anna Sui Full or Long mascara. The Volumizing variant flakes on me. >:

    9. Lipstick and/or Gloss - Guerlain Rouge Automatique and Bourjois 3D Effet Max.

    10. Tools (Brushes, Curlers, Face Brushes, Tweezers, etc.) - Ecotools brushes, and small domed crease brush. I have the curse of hooded/Asian eyes that means most crease brushes are far too big for me. >:

  15. Congratulations!! I'm so proud to be one of your readers & fans :)))

    1. Moisturizer - Body Shop Aloe Protective Serum/Shea Terra Rose Hips Regeneration Face Cream

    2. Eye Care - Juno Lipid Serum (it was in a Birchbox)

    3. Foundation - Too Faced Primed & Poreless

    4. Concealer -Vincent Longo/NYX

    5. Blush - My Pretty Zombie--Drugs like me Blush set

    6. Eye Shadow - Fyrinnae

    7. Liner - Urban Decay 24/7 pencils

    8. Mascara - Josie Moran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara

    9. Lipstick and/or Gloss - No fave lipstick (yet), Hard candy liner in Jezebel, Gloss--tie between Urban Decay gloss in Andromeda/MOR cosmetics in Marshmallow/Philosophy any of them

    10. Tools (Brushes, Curlers, Face Brushes, Tweezers, etc.) - My new Clarsonic, Brushes--Kat von D, Coach, MUFE HD Kabuki, Tweezerman tweezers, Too Faced Brow kit

  16. Moisturizer - Kateceuticals Multi-Active by Kate Somerville
    Eye Care - Kateceuticals Multi-Active Repair by Kate Somerville
    Foundation - Estee Lauder Double Wear
    Concealer - Diorskin Hydrating Perfecting Concealer
    Blush - Bobbi Brown Pale Pink
    Eye Shadow - NARS Kalahari Duo
    Liner - Hourglass Calligraphy Eyeliner
    Mascara - Hourglass Film Noir in Black
    Lipstick - Guerlain Rouge G in 07 (Gaby)
    Tools - Laura Mercier Ponytail Brush/MAC 217

  17. Congrats Elvira! :)

    1. Moisturizer - Aveeno Daily Moisturiser. I'm sure this is not the exact name, but it's technically a body moisturiser that I use for my face.

    2. Eye Care - Same as above.

    3. Foundation - Revlon Colourstay or Serge Louis Alvarez Vision 7 Photo Foundation

    4. Concealer - MAC Studio Finish Concealer

    5. Blush - NARS Deep Throat

    6. Eye Shadow - Can I cheat and say I'm really digging the entire Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette? Other it's probably MAC Lucky Green.

    7. Liner - Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Bourbon.

    8. Mascara - Maybeline Pulse Perfection

    9. Lipstick and/or Gloss - Sportsgirl Give Some Lip Liquid Lip Colours for gloss, and MAC lipsticks in general.

    10. Tools (Brushes, Curlers, Face Brushes, Tweezers, etc.) - Too many to mention, and I don't know the brands of half of them!


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