I have a light to medium warm skin, and my skin is pretty oily around my T-zone and chin, but on some parts it can be so dry it's almost flaky. I live in a tropical climate so I can get pretty sweaty, so I'm always nervous my makeup is going to melt off. I have to use medium to heavy foundation & concealer to cover my uneven skin tones and spider veins, so I have a few questions: 1. Should I use cream contour or powder/dry contour? Which one is easier to use/blend? Which one would last longer? 2. Do you have any recommendation which kit to get? Do I need a kit or do I only need like one contour and one highlight color? 3. Is it possible that contour has enough coverage that I can opt for a lighter foundation? Or is it just to create that light and dark? 4. Considering I'm already pretty tan, do I even need a bronzer? Finally, this is kinda a newbie question, but... Do I use contour before or after I use powder? I would think before so I don't mess up the contour again after I apply powder, but I've seen a lot of people do it after as well so I'm confused. Do I contour before or after eyebrow & eyeshadow etc? Thank you in advance for your answer
Hi there, I'm hoping I can get some recommendation for an eyeshadow palette (and primer). I'm Asian with hooded lids which can get pretty oily, so I'm thinking of either getting the Urban Decay or Tarte primer, but I'm also considering Smashbox and Kat Von D one. They all priced pretty similarly, so I'm kinda still undecided on that. If you can recommend one that works well (and hopefully works for eyeliner too because my liquid eyeliner always end up under my eye somehow even though it's super waterproof) I would really appreciate it. I have light to medium warm skin and brown eyes. I'm pretty new to makeup in general and eyeshadow especially, so I'm hoping that I can kinda get that one palette that does it all. Because of my hooded lids I thought about getting an all matte palette like Kat Von D Shade + Light or Too Faced Natural Matte palette, but I'm also eyeing Tartelette in Bloom palette which got amazing reviews. My only concern with KVD Shade+Light palette is that I may not use the neutral and cool shades that much. Plus I didn't have much luck with eyeshadows before because the color can't seem to stick, so I thought I should get a creamier shadow like Tartelette. I'm not really considering Naked palettes because they have a lot of shimmers which I don't think I would use that much. I've been recommended the Lorac Pro palette as well, but I'm not sure if I would ever use that many colors so it feels kinda wasteful to me. However if there's other palettes that you would recommend, I'd love to hear that too. The look I'm going for is more of a daytime look for work, but every once in a while I'd like to be able to do a night look as well. Thank you in advance for your reply
So I recently started using UD's All-Nighter Foundation. It's the most perfect match to my skin tone I've ever found and I love that it takes so little to get really good coverage. It is definitely NOT an all-day makeup right now though. I think it might be my primer. I love Becca's Backlighting Primer and it worked great with my old foundation, but it's water-based and the foundation is silicone-based. I have a feeling it is making my foundation slip and run (it's supposed to be waterproof, but the slightest amount of moisture and you can see it run off). Any suggestions for a similar primer that's more compatible?
I am looking for an awesome treatment to use in my skin care routine to help fight redness. I have been using the Clinique foundation which covers my redness almost to the point where I look like a ghost! I just want something that is actually to help my problem, not just mask it!
I'm looking for a reasonable (less than $75, preferably around $40ish) eye wrinkle cream that actually works and packs a punch. I'm 26 and noticing crows feet all of a sudden ah!!! I've never used an eye cream before, so I really have no idea what to trust (there are so many options), so if you guys know what actually works, please let me know!
something that isn't too expensive (less than $75 ish) but packs a punch. I'm 26 and noticing a lot of crows feet suddenly, and maybe puffiness, so I'm trying to be proactive. I've never used eye cream before, so I really have no idea where to start or what to trust. Please let me know what you guys know works!
I'm looking for a skin care that's going to help fade away hyper pigmentation, or even prevent it in the future from growing on anywhere. And I want i'm planning to aim around $25-$30 if thats possible. So please tell me which is worth the deal. Thank you.
I have these two laugh lines by my nose and two other dark lines on the side of my lips. My skin has been clearing up so good with some of the Spehora products I buy but it still doesn't get rid of those lines and it makes me really insecure. I'm tired of putting on concealer, I feel like if i didn't have those lines I would walk around with no make-up more often. Hope you guys can help a sista out
Hey girls, I received an email today saying I am pre-approved to receive an Ulta credit card. I have yet to hear anyone actually speak on this. Just want to know your thoughts. I can post pictures with info on it, but only if you want to see. I probably won't be accepting it since Ulta's are out of the way for me, and I don't need another credit card. But I also want to know if Sephora had a credit card, would you apply for it? and if so what perks would you like to see?
First, What are the steps to a flawless face? Like...What are the steps..As in Moisturize, Prime..Foundation...Concealer..Setting powder.. or what? I need the full details as when to apply what. My next question, I know good skin is KEY but there are a few people I know who ALWAYS have flawless application on their clients. The smoothing filter on some Apps, that's what it looks like but it's not an app as I've seen videos. What products give that smooth skin look? I can never get it...Is there a certain technique?
So right when I finally decide to buy this set of velvet lipsticks, the collection called mindset, it disappears from the website. I can see it in my loves on the app but when I click on it it says the product does not exist. What the heck? Anyone know what's going on?
Hey everyone! I don't know what shade of concealer to use for the Estee Lauder double wear. I am in the shade Rattan in their foundation but I want to highlight my under eyes. It would mean so much if someone could help me! Thank you !!
I have normal/combination skin with normal cheeks and nose, dry mouth and eye area, and an oily forehead. But whenever I wear foundation, it completely dries out my face (especially my cheeks, mouth area, and eye area) and makes it feel really tight. I make sure to layer my skincare and put on moisturizer underneath, but I still feel dry. So far I've tried the Smashbox bb cream, Smashbox bb water, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, and the Custom Cover fx drops mixed with the Maybelline blur and smooth primer (which I wear under all my foundations). Does anyone have any good hydrating primers or makeup tricks that could help with this? Or do you have any suggestions on lightweight light-medium coverage foundations I could try (preferably $50 and under with a decent shade range; I have dark skin)?
I love Sephora Favorites that have well curated sets of products and often discover new products and must haves. I would love to see a waterproof set of Lashstash! I am always looking for new waterproof/water resistant/fiber mascaras for different effects and to find a more perfect one. My eyes are simply too oily for normal mascara. Thanks, Sephora
Hello, I am in need of a setting powder that is natural to sheer finish, not chalky, gives a blurred look. I have olive skin and am not a fan of the matte powder look, which is why I have never used a powder. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you