I need your help, BT community! I love skin care and all that jazz, and after Christmas I switched to Algenist from Clinique. I am looking for anti-aging, I have combination skin that tends to break out monthly from hormones. So, Then I participate in the thread about emailing companies for samples, and I start getting goodies to try. NOW I am all confused! What do I do? Switch? Use a hodgepodge of products? I love the ACURE line, organic, natural ( their ingredient lists are amazing!) no harmful chemicals, lots of antioxidants...I got some Mario Badescu today that I haven' tried out, and I tried and liked the Murad resurgence. Do I go with the natural line? So many are so full of chemicals and preservatives. I would love to save money, and the MB and ACURE are so reasonably priced, leaving more money for other shopping. I read the "reviews" on Pula's Choice...that is such a biased site, I can't believe my eyes. Everything they review is bad, except of course, for PC products. I guess you can find good reviews and bad reviews for everything out there...so, am I over thinking this? Should I just use a whole line, or use a variety of products? Suggestions?
I get confused! I hi lite and low lite my hair. It is fine. Daily wash and condition, blow dry and flat iron. What Shampoo and Conditioner do I use. My hair is not too dry; I use Argon Oil which helps in the dry desert climate I live in.
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Boy oh boy, am I blown away!! Naked 3 is the absolute ULTIMATE in eye shadows! I have never seen such perfect pinky-brown shades, and I have looked far and wide. I have blue eyes, and talk about a color making your eyes pop? There are many, many options here that do the job. As a side note, I got a sample size of the Yves Saint Laurent Vernis A Levres Rebel nudes, and the 106 Rebel Anarchist shade turns out to be the ultimate lip color for me! Who knew? Sephora, I love you! Patty
Hi, I was looking at MAC powder eye shadows today, in my search for the perfect under-brow highlight color to wear with any eye shadow look. (I posted a conversation asking people for eye highlight colors they liked a few days ago.) After I tried several different possible MAC shadow colors (such as Vanilla, Blanc Type, Brule, Orb, etc.), and didn't find anything that looked right, I spoke with the MAC SA and she suggested I try MAC's Pro Longwear Concealer. She said that usually concealer can't or shouldn't be used on the eyelid and under the brow but that this MAC kind could. She pegged my color as NW20 right away and gave me some concealer and a brush to try this out. My upper lid immediately drank this stuff up and I must admit that I liked how the concealer blended right in and covered up some red/purple discoloration. I asked the SA if eye primer would be used first or after the concealer and she said that the concealer replaces the eye primer. She suggested I try some shadows on top of the concealer and compare to using the primer. She said that the benefit of the concealer is that I may find I don't need to use a highlight color to get a "finished look" if I don't want to. (I assume she said this because the concealer hides flaws and smooths out some imperfections.) I looked at my eyes in the bright sunlight when I left the store and I couldn't tell the concealer was there at all, in terms of color, but my eyes looked better without the red/purple areas showing. The SA gave me a sample of the concealer so I could take more home. I just played with using it on one eye and under brow and my primer on the other eye and under brow, and I didn't see much difference in application. I do think that the skin under my brow is a bit dry (which I never realized until lately) so that perhaps the concealer works a little better. Does anyone use this MAC concealer as an eyelid primer? Or as a highlight under the brow (perhaps in a lighter shade than their MAC foundation shade)? The whole concept is a bit intriguing.
I know some people wanted to see some of what I bought so I'm just posting some pics now. This is the Burberry palette in Dark Spice This is the cute case it comes in This is the Nars Matte Multiple in Siam This is the Nars Larger than Life Gloss in Como This is the Burberry Soft Satin Lip Cover in Prune This is Nars Lipstick in Morocco This is Burberry Lip Velvet in Hawthorne Berry This is MAC Heroine And this is Nars Single Eyeshadow in Fez. Some of these look lighter in the pictures... I have no idea why my camera won't take true to life colors but that's life, LOL! I have my Nars foundation and another Burberry lippie coming tomorrow. I can't wait!
PI like the shadows from Marc Jacobs but don know which palette to choose. I am fair, brown eyes w/light to medium brown hair. I am 53 years old so Ido not like "glitter" in my shadows or it least a limited amount. What shadow palettes would you recommend? In Addison; spring colors in lipsticks, gloss,shadows,blush & pressed powder. The only foundation I can wear is Armani "skin fabric". If you have suggestions for night/day moisturizers, eye cream that would be great. I always wear a sunscreen. thank you, karen
I've had my eyes on the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector highlighter for a while and I really want to go ahead and purchase one of the shades. I'm in between moonstone and opal. If any of you have these highlighters let me know your opinion on them. I have very fair skin, which of the 2 would work best for me?
I am in a desperate search for this in shade #42. I'm getting ready to relocate to Singapore and even though there are Sephora stores there, I want this to take with me to cut down on the stress of finding the store and then locating this shade. Since I have seen inquiries about this particular shade so much on Sephora....why was it discontinued????
I've always used Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra in Bisque 6W..it's no longer available..help! What would be a comparable shade..?? Doesn't have to be Lancôme , just need to get that coverage and shade range....thanks!
I have a combination skin and is really sensitive. I have never tried eye creams or serums before. From browsing I found these 2 products but not so sure or still reluctant ( Shiseido benefiance wrinkle resit24 intensive eye contour cream or Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular eye cream ) Please let me know if these are good or if you have a better suggestion. Thanks
And it's my first play session. I used the Abnegation eye palette, the blush palette, and the Temptation Choice lipgloss. The pics were taken before eye liner and mascara so the colors are easier to see. I just put on my foundation, concealer, eyeshadow primer, and then the Divergent line. On my eyes, I put Golden Honesty in the crease, Intrepid Moss on the inner half of the lid, Bold Expresso on the outside half, and Altruistic Almond as the highlighter. I put Transform over everything dry and then I wet the brush to apply a second layer of it to the lid only. Basically, the Transform shade added a layer of silver glitter. It's very messy dry, so I suggest the wet application method. I found the eyeshadows had a good color payoff with little fallout using primer. On my cheeks, I used Obscure Coral with the highlighter and bronzer. The brush included works well for contouring and is a basic, decent quality brush but nothing to swoon over. The eyeshadow side of the brush was a little large I felt, so I only used it for the transformation shade at the end. I used my Too Faced brushes for the rest. On my lips, I placed just a coat of lipgloss. The color comes out very sheer and isn't sticky. It has mint in it, so it was too irritating for me to wear personally because I'm sensitive to that. I'd love to see the looks others come up with for this line! Please share!
Hello! Like many others, I am on the hunt for the best foundation for my skin type. I am 34, I have very oily, acne prone, and somewhat sensitive skin. I have worn foundation most of my life and have tried lots of products. I am currently using Hourglass Immaculate Liquid to Powder Foundation...which I like a lot...I feel like it looks flawless and natural until midday - then it starts looking cakey and greasy. Bare Minerals Matte is a good go-to for me. I like Estee Lauder's Double Wear Light, but I find it so hard to remove at the end of the day, which makes me think it can't be good for my skin. Anyway, I'm open to suggestions! Side note, I'm a big believer that good skin care and skin prep is vital to any foundation's performance, so I do take really good care of my skin. I rarely breakout anymore, but I'm looking to cover uneven skin tone and post acne marks. I'd say medium coverage. Thanks in advance for any insight!
I'd love to know what you gals (or maybe guys) use or suggest as a primer. In addition to longevity I'm looking something with a smoothing effect for pores and baby wrinkles. I am finishing up my Stila color correcting primer which did nothing for my slight redness but it def gave staying power. I had been waiting for months for sephora to restock illamasqua hydra veil buttttt it seems like they won't be restocking it at all. And I don't want to pay the ridiculous taxes and shipping to have it sent from the UK. I was looking at the Clarins or too faced. Any suggestions??
I recently had my color IQ captured at a store and I am a 1Y02. One of the matches that comes up is for Marc Jacobs Beauty Marvelous Mousse Transformative Foundation in Color 12 Ivory - for very fair complexion w/pink to beige undertone. I think I might like to try Marc Jacobs Beauty Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation, but the colors are listed without the nice descriptors like the Mousse variety. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what color would be the closest match? Thanks in advance for your advice!