Exactly what the title says I know we've chatted about this before, but I thought I'd revive the topic with a new thread. With Chic Week coming up and new collections/products/lines dropping what feels like every day, what brands (collections, too, since Sephora's offering can be limited at the brand's discretion) do you wish you saw on shelves? For me, it would be Chanel, Tom Ford, and YSL's Spring collection. Chanel's Illusion d'Ombres (cream shadows) and Glossimers (lip glosses) are calling to me with their siren song, as are Tom Ford's lippies, quads and contour palettes (however exorbitantly priced!!!). I love YSL lippies, so I wish the new colors got some love here at Sephora. Oh, and while we're on the subject, ByTerry and Chantecaille wouldn't hurt, either! I adore both, and don't own nearly enough of either!
I have recently been reading an article that said wearing blue eyeshadow makes you look like a clown so NEVER wear blue eye shadow. So no blue eye shadow at ALL! Well I highly disagree with this. Blue is a graceful color. If you wear it and put it on right it won't make you look like a clown! I wear blue eyeshadow when its night time.
My name is Bombshell and I continue to be an eyeshadow addict enthusiast !! However, five weeks ago I began a quest to actually start using my mountains and mountains of palettes and shadows. Along with some awesome ladies who have joined in I have committed to using the same palette 5 days in a row and posting the results at the end of five days. Those with single shadows are welcome to join in as well! If you are interested in the original rules & lists posted they can be found in off topic, (take the challenge: palette parade). the gist of it is make a list, plan to show all your shadows love for extended period of time (5days), if you hate it first day move on. I am also planning to add weeks of singles by brand (Stila week, UD week, Nars week). I think instead of posting and editing lists it would be easier to report what we plan to use at the beginning of the week and the report the results at the end. We meet here at the end of the week to discuss what we wore for the week, how it worked for us and most importantly to share pictures and advice! Anyone can join as we all started at different times and have different numbers of palettes, and will finish at different times. I am looking at 38 (?) more weeks if I don't buy one more palette! Xoxo I look forward to more fun parading with all you girls! Palette Parade Princesses: CalamityJane85, Nikki, LadyMeag, Beethousand, AmberAngeline, MaFan, nurseCupcake, Carolang, Jenblush, Malday, Sparlekai, GHKim, IttyxBittyxMe, Katie241, SirenPrincess, Manniface.
I've been struggling finding a foundation that is truly full coverage or comes close to it with staying power. I have a lot of acne scars and hyper-pigmentation. The closest one I got to was Kat Von D. It was the perfect formula, but none of the colors matched. I've worked in cosmetics off and on and therefore have become super finicky when it comes to formula/color match. I tried almost everything out on the market. I'm very fair and need something with a pink undertone while keeping it matte. I'm keeping my options open and starting to look at ones sold in the drugstore as well. If you could help me it would be greatly appreciated!
Hi guys and gals! I've been thinking about trying to lighten my really dark brown Asian hair for the summer. I would probably go get highlights, but the 'rents both refuse to let me dye my hair (they think it's too pretty as it is now). But, I'm sick of the color! I've had it my whole life and I want to change it so badly. I've been researching products such as Sun In and other lightening agents, but I'm realizing all of these products have warnings for people with darker hair, saying that the product will lighten but will bring out more red tones. I was wondering if anyone has used hair lightening products before and can maybe give me some suggestions.
Hello pretty ladies, Back with another question to see what all you wonderful minds have to suggest. I really like using gel liners because i find it gives me the most natural look - but no matter how I apply it, it smudges all under my eye and on the corners despite the fact not using much If I tightline my eyes with a gel liner it's a no no and smudges within MINUTES!! I have oily lids so things easily move around - with my stila liquid liner it stay puts all day but sometimes I find it is just a bit too much for an everyday thing. I've tried gel liners from tarte, bobbi brown, smash box and god knows what and none of them worked - I've been using a Korean brand which has proven to have better "smudge proof" quality. I still want to know more options. I know probably a pencil option may be good - so any suggestions? Stila? Urban Decay? How do I get my gel liners not to travel down to my lower lid and smudge all over my under eye area and the corners of my eyes!!! It's driving me nuts.
So I fell in love with a set of Japonesque brushes that's available at Ulta, Beautybar and Dermstore for full price. The only site that have any applicable promo going on seems to be beautybar, which have a refer-a-friend program. So, refer me? =)
So I've been filtering through foundations for two years now and I'm kinda ready to just pick one to settle down with. That being said, I'm picky and easily swayed to try new things. As of now my foundation preferences rank as the following: Urban Decay Naked > MUFA Mat Velvet > Tarte Amazonian Clay I want to buy either Hourglass, MUFA HD, or Smashbox HD next and I can't decide which one to get! Also keep in mind I have some acne and pretty bad scarring. What do you guys think? What should I go for next? (Also, I am open to foundations besides the ones I've listed)
Poll time, guys and dolls! I am curious how often each of you wash your hair. Also... do you prefer washing it in the am before work, or in the pm before bed? I am NOT a morning person, so I definitely am an evening hair washer, and do so every 2-3 days, depending on certain factors. Ok, I want your feedback as well... and, GO!!!
Any of you tried one, or both of these pretties? I am trying to decide between the two, as they look pretty similar in pictures. I love the Chanel but I get points and dollars towards Rouge requalification if I choose the Dior, so....decisions, decisions!
I apologize for asking about this issue that has been asked before. But I just received my Guerlain meteorites -- the old (2010 I think) formula. I would like to be able to use a brush I already own, at least to see if I like these meterorites or not, but am unsure which type of brush to use. Is it better to use a denser packed brush with these meterorites? Or a soft fluffier one? Is there a certain shape of the brush that seems to be better? Is natural hair (vs. synthetic) better? I tried using it earlier today with a fluffier natural-bristle brush that I pulled out and I didn't see much of anything on my skin (even though it appeared my brush picked up some powder). Another question I have is if I use a powder brush for it, can wiping it off be enough if I want to use the same brush for setting powder, or do I need to have a separate brush?
I got my Nordstrom card online and I couldn't resist using it right away on makeup. I've heard a lot of people rave about Nordstrom's and how much better they are than Sephora but I need details! So far, they have the standard 3 free samples that don't look any different than Sephora's but their rewards program is a bit on the high side. I think they said 2000 points puts you on the lower level. But anyway, I bought a whole bunch of Burberry lipsticks and eye shadow palette as well as my standard 5 million Nars products that I've never purchased before because I didn't think the colors were right but Nordstrom's color charts seem to be better than Sephora's. More true to color but I may be wrong. I even picked up a MAC lippie.. But I've never tried Burberry before so I wanted to get the opinion of those who use it. I picked up 3 of the Velvet Matte lipsticks and the Soft Satin lippie. I also picked up the Beauty Complete Eye Palette. While it is expensive, is it worth it? And I was eyeing some Tom Ford's. How is that?
I was reading some article (it was in Shine I think) it listed a few beauty apps that would make you life easier, and one was an app called Glamsquad. Has anyone heard of it or used it?? Is it a new thing or has it been around a bit. I downloaded the app and basically the hairdressers come to you and do your hair, you pay online and they do everything else you just need to have wet hair when they show up they do blowouts and updo's and things like that. This sounds like a neat concept I suppose if you had an event you were going to and wanted a nice updo or some hairstyle you couldn't do yourself. What do ya'll think???
So I just recently got really into using essential oils- for everything! I put a few drops of lavender oil in my mascara tube to disinfect what's left inside, and as a super bonus- ITS BEEN MAKING MY LASHES THICKER! I can't honestly say that it's making them longer, because I'm not sure yet if it is, but they are a lot thicker and they haven't been falling out! My son also burnt his hand at grandma's house and the lavender oil healing it really quickly. And peppermint on my daughter's neck and back helped break her fever! Who else uses oils? And what do you use them for?
I have no idea what term or terms I have violated. This is ridiculous, and as a VIB, my personal right to purchase is offended by some insane rules that I don't know. PLEASE let me know the specific reasons for why my orders have been cancelled, and what are the solutions. I spent a lot of time to pick up gifts for my friends and colleagues elaborately, and after I made my orders, I waited and waited for another a lot of time. When I checked order status, I was mad to find that my orders were freakingly cancelled. Can you imagine what status I am now? This totally ruined all my perfected plan for my friend network, even to my career circle. When I sent email to ask the reasons, how can you just easily replied me by checking your company's term of use, which is as long as the GREAT WALL.
BORED. So borrrrrrreeeeed! You know how sometimes you'd have a closet full/bursting with clothe but "nothing to wear"? I'm like that right now with skincare. Currently I'm using a retinol serum at night, so I can't try any fancy exfoliating stuff. And it's really dry winter, so I don't wanna risk flaky skin with new moisturizers. Which leaves masks as the one thing I can play around with......... so far I've tried ALL of Glamglow, Boscia, Wei and Origin's masks. Also Murad clarifying, SK-II/When/Shiseido sheet masks, Fresh Rose/Black Tea, PTR cucumber/sulfur, and OH blue/blackberry. This is literally me right now (minus the sexy air): So, any mask recommendations? Or is there a new skincare product you are trying and liking? do tell. =)
Hi, I wanted to ask recommendations for a couple of different things. I wanted to see what you blush stick you think would be best for me? I have a light olive complexion and I''m looking for the right shade for blush. I've used both pink shades as well as darker shades that are like bronzers. Also ideally I'd like to use products that aren't tested on animals. I'd love any recommendations you have.
Hi, I need a good recommendation for a powder highlighter. I have only used cream or stick highlighter/luminizers, and need to switch to a powder form. I use quite a bit of foundation and concealer to achieve "perfect" skin and it seems like my current highlighters don't layer well over foundations. I have medium-to-light skin that is yellow/olive toned I'd like something that is slightly shimmery. Thank you!
There was someone who was going to do a foils/small sample TSB. I do not believe that person is still going to do it. If they are, I apologize and will not do one. I have been in two boxes and loved it but I have never started one. If anyone is still interested, I am willing to try to start one. We can use the same rules from the other TSB. Please let me know if anyone is interested. Also we need to decide if we want to do this with a small flat rate box (I believe shipping is around $6.00) or a medium flat rate box (I believe shipping is around 13.00). If you are going to participate, please be prepared for the shipping costs! This box is open for US shipping only. Shipping becomes more expensive for Canada. Once we decide if we want to do a small or medium box I will post pics of what I will start the box out with. If at that time someone decides they don't like what I am starting the box out with just let me know. I want this to be fun for all. Once I get the box back I will go through it & give the leftover items to the local youth group who works with the homeless shelters in Fredericksburg VA. Missey_1973 sent 03/06/2014 TN 9114901123086242265556 1) Annec322 2) MlleCC 3) Knuevekm 4) Kariyava 5) Straightrhodes 6) MrsBaine 7) Plantgarden 8) Jenjendoitagain 9) Earpoker 10)Dollface 11) Chelsd 12) Onceuponatime45 Back to Missey_1973 Rules are listed in the Spoiler Spoiler (Highlight to read) Rules (copied from other TSB so thank you to those who posted these): *Samples from High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes are okay *All foils should be new/un-opened If there are samples or items that you are including that are not foils and not new, (lightly used/swatched items) please indicate and sanitize the item properly *send your address to the person above you when the list comes out and pm them again shortly before you get the box *post in a picture and/or text of what you took and left (picture AND written description) have fun *try some things you haven't tried before *When taking foils, you may take more than one of an items. Foils are small and it may take more than one to really get to try the product. Just be mindful of others after you. *If you take a deluxe sample (non-foil) please replace with another deluxe-sample. We want to keep the box fun for the person after you Not Allowed: *Pre-made samples Taking more than you put in. Replace what you took with something as nice or nicer *Heavily used items *Swatching items in the box *Keeping the box for more than 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know so we can move you on the list. (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn *NO DRUGSTORE ITEMS- unless you have someone after you that wants them *No reserve (you may ask for people to TRY to include items. If it gets to you terriffic. If not, that's ok too) If you think there is a need for more rules, please let me know. Rules (copied from other TSB so thank you to those who posted these):*Samples from High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes are okay*All foils should be new/un-opened If there are samples or items that you are including that are not foils and not new, (lightly used/swatched items) please indicate and sanitize the item properly*send your address to the person above you when the list comes out and pm them again shortly before you get the box*post in a picture and/or text of what you took and left (picture AND written description)have fun*try some things you haven't tried before*When taking foils, you may take more than one of an items. Foils are small and it may take more than one to really get to try the product. Just be mindful of others after you.*If you take a deluxe sample (non-foil) please replace with another deluxe-sample. We want to keep the box fun for the person after youNot Allowed:*Pre-made samplesTaking more than you put in. Replace what you took with something as nice or nicer*Heavily used items*Swatching items in the box*Keeping the box for more than 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know so we can move you on the list. (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn*NO DRUGSTORE ITEMS- unless you have someone after you that wants them*No reserve (you may ask for people to TRY to include items. If it gets to you terriffic. If not, that's ok too) If you think there is a need for more rules, please let me know.
What makeup is everyone wearing today? Today I am wearing: 1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50 So c'mon now...confess!
I'm sure you guys all have your favourite products that just aren't quite right on their own but turn into magic when mixed with something else. For me, it's Illamasqua Skin Base-- it's the perfect colour but I find it a bit thick and heavy coverage on its own, so I mix it with primer and/or moisturiser. I mixed it with Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer today, and BAM. Perfect finish. So now I'm curious: what products do you mix? Foundation with a different base product, magic eyeshadow combinations, gorgeous lip combos? Share, share!