I have been using Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation for the last couple of years. I see that it has been discontinued/reformulated. I need a suggestion for a new foundation. I'm not interested in the new formulas as I've not seen too many positives about the product in comparison to the older version. I have Rose Ivory & could go a tad lighter because I have to be very careful to make sure it is blended with my neck. I have fair skin with a pink undertone.
hi there, as you can see from the attached pic (yuk) I have very bad Melasma. I need help I'd finding a foundation that will cover this, but look natural. I have never had 'clear' as I have freckles across my nose, but I also don't like the heavily made up look as it doesn't sit on my skin well. I have to wear SPF 50-100 (winter-summer) so my skin doesn't darken. I used Clinique Stay matte powder in Stay Honey, which is a little dark for me during the winter, but fine in the summer (it matches my neck colour). I've read about the MUFE colour pallete and using a peach shade to neutralise dark areas. Which number should I use? i was colour matched by Boots ( avery large UK chemist, they have their own very good cosmetics ranges) In Boots No 7 Stay Perfect Foundation I am deeply 'honey' and 'wheat' Unfortunately I cannot get samples of products here (Ireland) the dapartment stores don't really give them (Estée Lauder especially) I wasn't really impressed with the girl on the counter, the colour she applied was very yellow, and I looked jaundiced. Can you guys help? I've seen so many videos on YouTube where girls have coverd very bad acne scars.... I dream of one day wearing blusher....but at the moment it just highlights my blotches on my cheeks :-( Sad single and ugly :-( Ruth
I have had this horrible dry skin around my nose for about a year. I moisturize day and night and I put Vaseline on it before I go to bed. It never seems to go away. Does any body have any recommendations? I use the Kat Von D tattoo foundation and I love it, but it makes my dry skin look really bad. Is there a full coverage foundation that would work well with dry skin? Thanks!
I don't know if it's just me, but my Nars Orgasm Blush has absolutely NO pigmentation. This is my first blush so when I bought it, I just assumed that blushes were supposed to be really light. A few months later, I realized my brush sucked so I blamed that and bought a new one. It made it better, but I still have to swirl it many times to get it to be even SLIGHTLY visible on my face and even then it fades about halfway through the day since there's hardly anything in the first place. This is the only blush I own (I'm a blush newbie, as you can tell) so again, I thought it was supposed to be like that. But then I went in store and swatched the Clinique Cheek Pop and Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush and now I am seriously questioning the quality of my Nars blush. Is it just me? Is mine defected? Because by looking at the quality of it, I can't possibly understand how it could have any good reviews. I feel like I should return it now, but I bought it around November so it's been awhile and it definitely looks used so I don't know if it's okay for me to return. But it sucks because it's SO expensive and it's so difficult to get any colour to show up on my face. Here's a picture for reference. I swiped it at least 5 times on this swatch and as you can see it just looks like a sparkly rash. Ugh. (And I know the background looks dark, but it was fairly bright when I took it and it looks the same IRL)
After hearing a lot about them, I decided to finally try an AHA. I bought Paula's Choice 8% AHA after hearing rave reviews about it. It was great at first, I used it every night; however after a couple of weeks I noticed it started to burn certain parts of my face after applying, and it would also cause pimples and acne scarring those places. I decided to stop using the AHA and I think my skin is going back to normal... however now I do have some raised bumps where I did not before. So, are AHA's more harmful than not?
I Accidentally got Clinique Blended face powder in Transparent Neutral instead of Invisible. I wear Stay Matte foundation in Alabaster adn was recommended the Invisible for my neutral undertones. I don't want to wait 4 wks for a return. Pros and cons? WIll I look ghosty in pics?
I have been wanting a toner that really works.i do have acne prone skin..and im fighting acne scars too so i cant decide between fresh toner or murad essential c toner..also if you guys have any suggestions on which one is your most tried and trusted toner...that would be awesome!!!
I am about to turn 43 in a few months. People have told me I do not look older than 30-34. I am also going to be getting married around the same time. I am looking for coverage. My skin still breaks out and I have scars due to this.My skin can also be dry. I never use soap on my face. I do cleanse and moisturize everyday since 20.I am also starting to see signs of aging. I have light to medium skin tone, blue eyes and brown hair. I am new to highlighting and contouring. I would love to have perfect skin and makeup when I walk down the isle. What do you recommend?
Do any of you guys know what kind of haircut Diana Madison has? She is an entertainment entrepreneur...and i love her new haircut she recently got. I have been wanting a different cut and came across this. Looks similar to Kim Kardashian's just not sure...
Hi BTers, do we have a thread for this? I'm on the Tom Ford Updates thread and I thought some of us might also want to share on Chanel. Eagerly awaiting the Chanel Mediterranee Summer 2015 and of course what's new for Les Beiges this summer. Share some pics, news, what are your 'must haves' for Chanel releases coming up? I'm really interested in this nail color and seriously debating about the bronzer. I'm trying to decide what road to go down for bronzer, the new Estee Lauder illuminating gelee, or the new Guerlain Terracotta powders, or this beauty... As far as the date, I've been talking to my Chanel SA and the collection seems to be coming out later than they thought. I think I saw somewhere it would be May. Share some Chanel here The cheek stick…and the neutral nails :-)
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I was in search of a great setting powder and I always do my research. I ended up buying the YSL Matte and Radiance Pressed Powder. I have used it twice and I don't see a big difference after applying it and definitely not in keeping me matte. It was my high end splurge and I am disappointed. Has anyone tried it and have any suggestions of how to use it? I tried it with the puff that comes with it and a powder brush. I kind of pat it on after foundation.
I am in search of a good BB cream suitable for medium complexion with slightly yellow undertone. Anyone of you has an experience of Burberry BB cream. How you like it and what is the undertone pink,yellow or neutral. Thanks
I recently bought my first Guerlain lipstick - Rouge G in #78 Gladys. I knew the package was hefty, but never realized it would be this hefty. I love the colour, but to tell you the truth, the package is more than I bargained for (well, I didn't bargain at all. It costs bloody $53!). So I weighed 4 high end lipsticks to see how they fare: Dior Rouge - 32g (Feather weight) Chanel Rouge Allure - 36g (Welter weight) Tom Ford - 49g (Heavy Weight) Guerlain Rouge G - 83g (WAT?!) The cost of the lipsticks seem to be aligned with their weights too. Well, except the Guerlain....that is discounted to an inexpensive $53! :-D I like heavy lipsticks like TF and Hourglass, but Guerlain is just a bit too fussy. I am discouraged about exploring this line much more to be honest. What do you guys feel about good products that are unwieldy, too heavy, too large....does it matter?
Does know a dupe for Mai Couture Blush Paper in Sicily? I received these as a sample (I dont know where - I organized my sample stash last night). and I love the color, but I dont see myself being a regular user of blush paper. I think I would rather have a standard powder blush. Any suggestions?
I am looking for something that will give light coverage throughout the day. I don't often break out, and my current skin care regimen keeps my skin relatively normal throughout the day. Sometimes, however, I get these random spots or splotches of irritation. They usually go away (sometimes minutes, sometimes hours), but I am looking for something that will help minimize the appearance of these when they do occur. Also, anything that sits too heavy on my skin will cause me to break out. I am using the First Aid Beauty Facial Moisturizer, and this has been the only moisturizer I have been able to find that doesn't cause me to break out by the end of the day.
Yay, Mexico! Boo, oily skin and melting makeup... If you know what I'm talking about please help. I need to find some essentials for my oily skin and large pores on my trip in June so I won't look horrendous in photos or throughout the day. For sure I'd like suggestions on sunscreen , primer , and foundation or face powder . For sunscreen I was thinking of using the Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 (Face) since the reviews are pretty good. As for primers + foundation I'm currently using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer + Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation (Lancome Dual Finish Powder - Extra Coverage) + Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder. Thanks! <3
I have oily/ combination skin and due to the harsh anti acne products I have used it is dry and patchy and gross! I have been doing some research and it seems like my skin is extremely dehydrated. It seems like both Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial and the Peter Thomas Roth VIZ 1000 75 percent Hyaluronic Acid Complex can help.. can I combine both at night? would just one work and if so which one?? Please HELP
I'm planning to travel to somewhere very hot and very humid. I most likely will not be in air conditioning and sweating a lot. I probably will be wiping my face often too. Any tips to prevent melting and to keep my foundation/ concealer on? Im usually combination skin that doesn't break out unless I'm sweating a lot and I like moderate coverage. Please help ladies!
I went to a Sephora store to receive help picking a foundation. The associate told me to get Urban Decay Naked but I don't think it was a wise choice. It settles on my face extremely bad on my cheeks and upper lip. I have tried using a primer first and without but both ways settle on my face. What would be a good solution to make this foundation look better? I even purchases the brush that she recommended. I think she was just comfortable using that brand so that's what she suggested. Instead of asking enough questions to choose a good brand for my skin type.
I have NEVER had a problem with my skin being this red, and I have no idea what's causing it, so I'm kind of at a loss of what to do. I need a cleanser that fights acne but isn't too intense and/or a primer that will reduce the redness in my face, but not suck out all the color (as most red reducing primers tend to do). Also, maybe something that helps brighten my skin? Is this a herculean task to ask of any product? Any recommendations? With warmer weather on the horizon, I need something that's not going to oily and/or too moisturizing, but this is such a weird problem for me that I'm not equipped to deal. Thanks team!
In preparation for my mom's bday brunch this spring, I want to buy her something that will help diminish her aging spots that are really bothering her. She has fair colored skin with light brown spots, and she has been wanting to do something about it that doesn't require lasers. Any advice would be great! Thanks
I am 1.0 in Urban Decay's Naked Skin liquid foundation and I am looking to see if the pinky toned shade in the Too Faced Candlelight Glow would work for me. I like the option of having the two shades and the Absolute Candlelight will not work for me as it is not oil free.