As a student seeking to pursue art as a major and a makeup junkie, I've come to share with you how I mix the best of both worlds. First up; THE NIJI ROLL! I use this to carry my paint brushes and color pencils around, so I figured it would work very well as a makeup brush carrier too! Sadly, the slots are a bit small for kabuki brushes though I think I'll use this to also carry my mascaras, eyeliners, lip liners, and anything else narrow or pencil like. Now I've also seen this hype on the beauty blender hard brush cleaner. The first time I saw that I thought it was just an overpriced version of The Master's Brush Cleaner. I love it. It can somehow strip the oil off of a paintbrush when turpentine could not, yet still condition the brush. If you need to reshape your brush, you can keep the soap in your brush, let it dry the way you wanted it to be shaped, and wash it again after a day or two. And those blockbuster carrier cases that cost almost 200$? I swear to god this works almost exactly the same way. Or any carrier case actually. I'm pretty sure you can use art brushes as makeup brushes as well; some of them are very soft and durable. They're not cheap, but at least they don't cost 20$ a brush. I haven't tried this yet, but I'm going to go find an angled shader and liner brush for eyelining and a small sablette for the lips. Of course these wouldn't be the prettiest things in your vanity, but they're great if you want to save a dollar to spend more on actual makeup. These are all I can think of for now. I'll post more when I get other flashes of inspiration.
5 years ago, if I went anywhere near my friends with makeup on, they would all gather around and ask which son-of-a-gun beat me up. They weren't even joking. That kind of turned me off from makeup for awhile (T_T). After constantly practicing with makeup while out of sight from any sign of life, I started wearing makeup publicly again this year. As a result of that decision, my friends have come to the realization that I have an unhealthy obsession with makeup, and spend far too much money on it that I should. At the same time though, they began to trust me with their faces, and come to me for reviews on most cosmetics related things. When we go out shopping together, and if we go to Sephora, I can pretty much point them out to any product they need and give them what most reviews say about it. Need your homecoming makeup done? I got you covered girl! Don't know what you're skin color is? No problem because I do! Are you naturally ugly? That's fine; beauty is buildable! ^the things Sephora does to you -_- I've been a BI for less than a year and I've already got almost 2 boxes filled with Sephora hauls. At one point in my life, I thought one eyeliner was all that was necessary in the world of makeup. Now I feel the need to have every shade of eyeliner out there. Welp, thanks Sephora, for turning me into a total makeup junkie. That's my story; did Sephora convert any of you?
In MAC Im a NC30-35. And I always get matched to 3Y08 or 4YO9 which I am very sure is too dark.Is anyone else in my shade range in MAC and can tell me what their COLOR IQ code is? I want to purchase some new foudnations
Hello beautiful people, So this is the last place I expected to post but I need the help of some wonderfully creative people! I just graduated from college and have frantically begun my wedding planning. My wedding date is March 23, 2014, so I don't have much time, but the topic of registry has been brought up by both friends and family and it occurred to me that I'm stuck! My fiance is my high school sweetheart and we've been together for over 5 years. He is in the Air Force currently stationed overseas. After our wedding I'll be moving to live with him on base in England (RAF Lakenheath for any military spouses out there). What do you register for when you are in the military and are unable to bring much with you? Also, are there any gifts you received that you couldn't live without? Any suggestions would be fabulous! Thank you so much! Megan
Hi everyone, I'm trying to put a reference list of all the sales and promos that happen in Sephora during the year. If you can take some time to read through and add in anything you remember, that would be very helpful! Thanks in advance! http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Sephora- sales-and-events/m-p/897409#M52282 <3 Sarah
What a sweet surprise when I logged into BT tonight...a little over 400 hearts and I'm a Hall of Famer! Thank you all so much for being so wonderful and amazing and making this community so meaningful! I've learned and laughed a lot in my short time being here . I'm blessed to be welcomed in a community with such a unique group of people . THANK YOU! And a big shout out to all of the mods as well! You are all awesome!
So far I've tried Mica, Nars , and Smash box Primers placed on me by an SA. But I hate the feeling of primer. I feel sealed and awkward. In addition for some reason when I wear primer for sure the Mica one my hair sticks and is drawn to my face? Its so weird! I find my self pulling my hair out of my face constantly. However, I believe it was the Nars or Smashbox primer (pretty sure it was Nars ) made my skin feel soft when I removed my make up But I still wasn't to found of the feeling the primer gave me when it was on. my makeup stays in place pretty mush all day except for my nose area only oily place & slightly my chin. My only problem area. Before I place my makeup on I put my clinique Moisture surge and no primer. anyone suggest great a great moisture that works well with makeup because I don't use primer. ? any recommendation for Fresh? Should I be using anti aging Products? turned 20 Nov 1 Is it harmful? Or too much chemicals? I don't want to use it but I see most products with anti aging in it. Oh!! And sunscreen! tends to clog my pores and I break out within hours. But so far Nars Tinted Moisture is just fine. any sunscreen recommendations ? I want to wear it but I break out so easily.
Hi everyone, I've finally saved up enough for a Bobbi Brown brush - I've heard they're amazing, but am curious which one you recommend or would buy if you could only get one? I have a full set of brushes that are less expensive, but am excited to start upgrading one at a time. Any suggestions on which one is your favorite would be so great! Thanks! xChloe
Hello there! I'm taking the leap and splurging on some Hakuhodo brushes for those who are familiar with them (Japanese brush manufacturer, very high quality and can be quite expensive!) If you're anywhere near well-versed in brushes, I'm looking at the S111 and the G5519BkSL, both blue squirrel brushes. I am choosing between a thicker blush brush and a thinner one. I am drawn to the thinner one because I'm looking for a lighter, softer application, but I'm also drawn to the luxury of a thicker, more densely-packed brush. (Of course, that one is more expensive.) As always, thank you so much in advance for your help and advice!!
Hello I have yellow undertone and my skin is not so fair or not so medium. I'm 19 years old and I am asian. I have really dry skin in my nose area, around mouth, and sometime under eye. I have uneven dull skin tone and pores on my nose. I'm looking for a foundation that fit with my skin tone and skin concerns. I've been trying out lots of foundation but it look my face cakey and dry more. Please help me find the right shade and right foundation and concealer for my dark circle. Thank you so much and waiting for some advices.
Hi all! THIS IS NOT A SIGN-UP LIST, just gauging interest--for now ! I've only been a part of BT since October, so I'm sort of a "baby", but I've learned a LOT and loved every minute. After seeing carrie1975 and jaimelove say that they were planning on starting post-holidays traveling boxes in a thread about those very boxes, I became inspired. I've never been a part of a box, but I've done a lot of research and I think I've gathered a sufficient amount to say with confidence that it would be really fun to start one! Here's my idea: I would send it out on December 31st (a Tuesday, I've checked) and have it be the first Sephora Traveling Box of 2014! How does that sound? We could decide on where leftovers go (a charity, shelter, etc.) TOGETHER and have a short list so we can actually get to know each other a bit more. That's one of my main motivations for inquiring about interest in this box, because I would love to get to know you guys more! Such knowledgeable, beautiful people here on BT Let me know! <3
I aplogize if i dupliacted this post! So i finally got to sephora to return my foundation ( Kat Von D Lock It Foundation) and this is the reason I order online. I went in and I understand its the holidays and naked3 came out but why greet everyone that comes in that's older or has a husband and not me? Granted I know I look like a teenager but I'm 24 and I feel like when we go to sephora we should be treated like we are going to spend money and look. Anyway I found the Kat Von D section and looked around there was a couple of cast members with customers but there was one who wasn'I, I was trying to find the right color foundation myself and she just watch! The foundations that we're out to test were not label so this made it hard, so I finally just went over to her and said I want to exchange it but can't figured out what color I would be. She came over and found the right color for me in less than 2 minutes, but still why didn't she come over ?Plus I almost didn't get my VIB Rouge card because the girl kept saying I should have gotten it with my order which I explained that I got the the welcome kit and the welcome kit say to pickup your cards instore.
I saw this going around on Youtube and I wanted to see what you ladies have to say and what you decide. I don't have all of these palettes, I stated the ones that i thought fit the category best. Some I do have though! Here are the questions! 1.) Best Packaging 2.) Best Color Payoff 3.) Most Versatile 4.) Best for Travel 5.) Biggest Regret 6.) Best Color Names 7.) Least Used 8.) Most Used, Most Loved, Desert Island 1.) Best Packaging I have to give this one to Marc Jacobs. Their packaging is the beautifulest I have seen! I do not own it… YET! lol but from what i have seen, it is so sleek and beautiful!!! 2.) Best Color Payoff UD Naked i believe has one of the best color payoff out of most palettes! 3.) Most Versatile I think the Disney's Ariel Palette is pretty versatile since it was a collection of colors and finishes! 4.) Best For Travel . I take the Naked Basics palette with me whenever I go on a trip. It is small, compact, and it has neutrals that go with everything and range from day to night. 5.) Biggest Regret My biggest regret was probably the UD… i don't even know the name of it. It is a small square palette and is purple on the outside and has a bunch of shimmery colors that i NEVER use! 6.) Best Color Names I have to give it to the upcoming Too faced Chocolate Bar ! it has such yummy names that make you just want to eat the palette!! lol 7.) Least Used That once again has to go to that UD palette. I have NEVER used it and I have had it for a while. 8.) Most Loved Has to go to my Lorac Pro Palette . It is my baby! I use it all the time and create any look with it! I am in love with this baby! <3 lol
So, during Black Friday/Cyber Monday I decided to broaden my fragrance horizons and ordered from Kiehl's and C.O. Bigelow. Kiehl's: Patchouli and Fresh Rose. More rose than patchouli (I dare say I don't detect the patchouli at all), it is a safe floral, not offensive or overpowering but linear as can be. The definition of a simple, pretty, straight up rose that t least doesn't smell very chemically or fake once it's blended into your skin. C.O.Bigelow: Amber oil. A dark scent, almost medicinal but very wearable if mixed with a musky scent, warms things up in a way that immediately invokes thoughts of a night by the fireplace. C.O. Bigelow: Musk oil. WOWZERS! Oh my stars, this is the skin scent I have been searching for all this time! It smells like you just took a shower with fragrance free soap, so all you smell is clean, fresh, glorious humanity. It is such an intimate yet accessible scent, I find myself smelling my wrist over and over and feeling immediately relaxed and happy. C.O. Bigelow: Patchouli oil. It's patchouli alright, great for layering with other fragrances to automatically up the mystique of ant simple perfume.
My skin is combination and gets changes with the seasons. Since I live in the wonderful Mid West this happens a lot. I get dry patches with oily spots. Recently my BB cream with my Sephoria mineral powder is not working. The powder just sits on the top of the BB cream and gets kind of cakey. Any suggestions would be so appreciated. Thank you
I placed a few orders last week for some products I was really excited about, plus the cute mini perfume perks. Three orders were supposed to arrive Tuesday. I checked the tracking, and it said they were all delivered. They were not on my porch. My porch is enclosed, and packages can easily hide from thieves. As a matter of fact, there are several packages on my porch now that have been there for days for other people in my building. One order was supposed to arrive yesterday and it was marked as "delivered", but yet again, not there. I called Sephora and some of my items I ordered were out of stock - Naked 3 and the sale UD Black Market pencil set - not to mention the mini perfume perks. I was refunded and Sephora made it hassle-free, but I'm left with a panic about ordering again. What happened to my stuff? I absolutely do not want to redirect to the UPS facility, as the nearest is rather far. I would never be home to sign for any delivery either. I guess I wanted to vent/ask for advice. I don't feel comfortable even ordering because I don't want my orders to go missing. This is a terrible feeling.
Hi ladies! I'm currently looking to try a facial oil since I've heard so many great reviews about it. I have extremely oily (sometimes combo?), acne-prone skin, and I've been using oil-free skin care products all my life. I've tried so many moisturizers, but I'm not fully satisfied because my face would get oily 1-2 hours after applying them. After doing some research, I narrowed down to 2 products: Josie maran argan oil and the Tarte Maracuja oil. Which one is better in term of hydration, fast absorption, control oil? I'd greatly appreciate your input/ help! Thanks!
So... I knew I only needed to spend about $40-$50 to achieve Rouge AND I just couldn't wait for the triple fragrance promotion that's supposed to happen sometime this month. Thus, I went right into my local Sephora and got hubby a new Dior fragrance for Christmas. (What Korres Cherry Oil glosses? Oh these? Uh, well they're for in case I forgot someone. What do you mean everyone else knows it's MY favorite Korres gloss shade?!? You just stand there and be a supportive husband and mind your biz, Zippy!) Well, they were out of the Rouge Welcome Kit. However, I got tickled because the Sales Associate says, "We're out of the Rouge Welcome Kits, Ms. Fuller. But we have the VIB Welcome Kit since you never got one of those and you can use that card until we get the Rouge Kit in!" LOL! Such great girls at my Sephora, God love them!! Humorous because?? I've been a VIB for about 3 years now.
Go fast to Tartes sale section 30% off today ! I regretted not buying that and was NOT going to pay some ridiculous price on Amazon/eBay. Merry Christmas to me! So happy it was in stock. Also brought back was The Big Thrill color collection.
Usually, I can make a palette work for me, but the Smashbox Heatwave Palette is just not doing the trick for me. The colors are pretty, but they go on really light. Plus the fallout is ridiculous. I bought it a long time ago, so I'm gonna have to MsGyver this bad boy and use some colors with other palettes I have to make it work. I guess I can try it wet, too. I haven't done that yet. What eyeshadow palette to you regret purchasing? http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?k eyword=SMASHBOX%20Heat%20Wave%20Eye%20Shadow%20Pal ...