Hi! So I'm a starter in makeup and I need your advice on ways to cleanse the makeup brushes once we use them. Is there fast and easy ways to clean them? This is because I have a wedding and Christmas event to attend and the dates are really near each other. Please help, thanks!
I can't remember which thread it was on, but one of y'all mentioned Nordstrom's Rack having makeup and beauty products. And, dang, sure enough mine did!! How'd I NOT know this? Well... this is what just one shelf looked like, and there were about 5 like this: And, why yes that DOES day UD eyeliner for under $4... And I got ALL these polishes!! Ack!
I'm struggling to find a great high SPF sunscreen (30 or more) which is non-greasy but without that awful ashy look. I like how the shiseido ultimate sun protection cream (50+ SPF) is not greasy but this still gives me a white cast. Neurotrogena's sunscreen was good as well but I had to reapply too often to stop from getting burnt. Any recs appreciated!
Imagine my surprise when buying Sephora gift cards for the holidays that we are only allowed to buy ONE at a time. Not one per denomination ($10, $25, $40...) but only one gift card per order ! It is super annoying to have to place 5 orders and get 5 confirmation emails. I'm not sure why what the "business sense" is behind this sort of restriction. I hope it's a programming glitch!.
Today I was thinking about products I had never heard of, or didn't expect to find, and then loved. Recently I went by Victoria's Secret (which I don't usually shop for a whole list of reasons), because I had a $10 promo gift card with no minimum purchase... so I figured, free stocking stuffer. But of course I got something for MYSELF haha! I am picky about beauty (and other) products, and normally only use high-end, stuff I've tested, and stuff that's highly recommended. I honestly don't even have any drugstore products in my house, I'm that picky. But I tried their Lip Primer on a whim and I LOVE IT. It's $12, so a reasonable price. It has this velvety not quite matte finish that makes my chapped or irritated lips look smooth and soft with soft edges. I was totally shocked by this sleeper that I have never heard of! It also has the slightest light peachy tint, so it looks great blurred outside my lip line as a smoother and soft of highlighter. It's also not too squishy and not TOO stiff and waxy. I like lip primer on the slightly waxy side. Do you have a favorite find that you weren't expecting, never heard of, or was kind of obscure or surprising? EDIT: In doing a search for this post I found out this product is being discontinued! So sad. I am going to pick another one up this week if they still have them, as a back up. Seriously, this is so sad for me I rarely find a product I love!
Hey, I was wondering if anyone has tried this kit and has some feedback about it. I have only tried a sample lipstick from KVD before, so I don't know much about her products. I really love the palette. Do the purples come out pigmented? Are the other products good?
With the VS Fashion Show going on tonight, I though it'd be appropriate to talk about bronzers (Clockwise starting with the bronzer with the pan peeking through.) - MAC Pro Long Wear Bronzing Powder in Nude on Board: Quite possibly my favorite product from MAC, this is used to warm up my complexion. I love how this has a subtle golden sheen and, like the name says, long wearing. Another plus is that it doesn't oxidize throughout the day. -Guerlain Terracotta Four Seasons Bronzer in 00 Nude: I can't talk about bronzers and not include Guerlain, as they're practically the pioneers of best bronzers. This one in particular is great for travel as the top left quadrant can be used as an all-over powder, the two opposing quadrants as bronzer, and the bottom right quadrant as a blush. -Dolce and Gabbana blush in Tan: A total misnomer if you ask me, as I can't see anyone wearing this as a blush. It's a cool-toned, matte taupe that is perfect for chiseling cheekbones or for defining the crease, as it truly mimics what a shadow should look. -Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium: Like the D&G, I strictly use this for contouring my cheekbones, due to it's taupey nature. This isn't quite as pigmented (nor as soft) as the D&G, thus, making it difficult to over-apply. Both are incredible contouring powders, and I love them both equally. -Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base: I finally broke down and purchased one after having used a new tester my SA kindly provided me with; it was always sold out at my counter. This is very lightweight and silicone-y in nature, so it can work over both liquid and powdered foundations. It's very difficult to go overboard with this product as it provides a soft warmth to the face. What products do you turn to for achieving that bronzed look?
Hey beauties, I'm just on a hunt for a few different shampoos that smells awesome (that stays on the hair for a while too). I like flowery or baby powder kinds of smells, but as long as its amazing i'm willing to try any. It'd be nice if the shampoo itself does a good job of "shampooing" too.
I just found out today that I have two Beauty Insider cards. One online and one with card. Is there way that I can combine two to one? I actually lost the one that I'm using often... where can i find the membership number?
I recently got a bunch of free samples for my skin type (combo/oily, aging) from Mario Badescu, and I fell in love with them. Just wondering if anyone else has feedback about MB. Almost feel guilty cuz Sephora doesn't carry the brand, but my results have been wonderful. May have found my HG skincare. Comments?
So McDonalds decided to start serving poutine across Canada. I'm pretty sure it was available in the Quebec McDonalds but now it's gonna be across the country. This kinda annoys me even if I don't like McDonalds (probably because I had too much late night McDick's back in college).... I mean they are ruining a national dish!!! If people who never had poutine before decide to have it from McDonalds for the first time... pretty sure they won't like it... ah! marde de clown! My fellow Canucks what do you think? My American friends... never have poutine at McDonalds! THIS IS NOT POUTINE THIS IS POUTINE End of rant!
I'm looking for a good oil-free moisturizer for my acne prone skin. I've tried Kate Somervile Oil-free moisturizer and Origins Planscription SPF 25 in oil-free but both made me feel greasy. I used Origins Checks and Balances, United State, Dermadoctor Aint Misbehavin Serum. Do moisturizers with the SPF in them tend be be greasier? I would like some recommendations with SPF and without SPF
Hey Beauties, I was just watching some youtube videos and was wondering if anyone tried the philosophy 3 in 1 as shampoo. I've used it as body wash before, but for some reason, because its pretty gentle on the skin as body wash, I'm wondering if its going to do as good of a job as a shampoo would on the hair. I've tried the Dr,. Bronner's magic soap as shampoo before and turned out to be the biggest mistake.I couldn't even comb my hair with my fingers.. I had to almost damp my hair with Argan oil to get it to sit like how my normal hair is. or is there another "perfumed" shampoo you guys might recommend? Kerasys perfumed shampoo isn't sold in US
Hey, I was wondering when the Urban Decay Naked3 will be in stores tomorrow? one of the store associates told me 930am (when they open) and another store associate from the same store told me that the pre launch starts at 9pm. Also Sephora's twitter said 830pm. Which is the correct info? Thanks!
Is REN Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk permanently gone? I just got turned on to this great product that was in my blitz bag. I have it in my cart and it said it was out of stock. When I clicked on it, there is no product at all and looks like Sephora will no longer carry it. Is this true or will it come back?
So, just wondering if there's a trick to make it so I'm not all washed out in pictures. I'm not talking about the white face flash-back you get from SPF. I mean my blush and eye shadow never seems to show up in pictures. I promise I'm wearing blush and eyeshadow in this picture! I've seen a lot of you girls with gorgeous makeup in pictures, so I know it's possible! Anyone have any advice? I'm not using a flash or anything.
So while I was taking one of my last finals today, YES, I realized I wasn't touching my face what so ever. I have a horrible habit of touching my face all throughout the day sometimes, which creates some of my acne. Normally during a test I feel around my face and I finally realized what the difference was. When I wear makeup I absolutely will not touch my face because I don't want to mess up my makeup. I am so happy that I realized this so I can stop the spears of the dirt and oil from fingers. Anybody else have this problem?