Any suggestions for great brush for applying compact face powder? I only need light coverage. (I don't prefer Sephora brushes because that ones I bought shed a lot). Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.
okay so I bought my naked 2 palette about a week ago and i'm kinda new to eyeshadow so please don't judge me if this question is really dumb haha. but there is something weird about the pigmentation in my palette, because some of the colours aren't as pigmented as I thought they would be. for example, verve hardly shows up even when i swatch it with my finger. however, i went to sephora and swatched their palette really lightly on verve and it was REALLY pigmented. does it get more pigmented as you use it more because of the layers? or does it have to do with something else (like how many people touched it etc.)? or is mine just defected... this is actually really worrying so please help!
So I am "one lipstick" away from Rouge, and I need a lipliner anyway, so I headed to Sephora rather than going to MAC. Then I figured if I was spending $20ish on a liner, I may as well get a lipstick. I must have swatched every berry lipstick in the store. And I left...with nothing... The colors were too red, too pink, too bright, too dark. Could not find my perfect color. I really don't have THAT much makeup that I can't find anything to buy? I have a small stash compared to many of you. But I have everything I need/want.
Are there any eyelash glue formulas that don't have formaldehyde as one of their ingredients? I looked through to see if anyone had asked this question before, and came up empty so I'm asking it. After all, it's not exactly tempting to put the same substance they use to preserve dead animals in jars and to prepare bodies for burial so close to my currently living and in-use eyes. I ordered a giant lot of false eyelashes and figured that the glue that came with a "starter set" that was in the lot would be fine to use....until I looked at the ingredients (why I didn't do that before ordering I couldn't tell you!)...
Hello everyone I am really hoping that the BT community will be able to help me find a dupe for NYX Flamingo. I love the shade, but unfortunately it is quite powdery (borderline chalky) which makes it hard to use. I am looking for a dupe, preferably in a form of a single eyeshadow and not a palette. Here are some swatches: I would describe it as a light pinky-mauve with a golden (almost) duochrome. It looks more golden when applied over an eyeshadow base (top picture, right-most swatch), otherwise it's pretty sheer. I've seen people comparing it to MAC Rose pigment, but Flamingo is nowhere near that pink (and I'd rather not bother with pigments tbh). Do you have any other suggestions that I should check out? Drugstore or high end, anything is fair game
Hi. I have been washing my face with a new face wash that has dried out my under eyes a lot. I will stop using it by my eyes... in the mean while, the delicate skin under my eyes has begun flaking. I need to figure out a fix ASAP. Right now I have the following: Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm C linique A ll A bout E yes ...and while they are all good products for normal hydration needs, they are not doing the job for my current situation. In the past I have had good luck with Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream but it does contain parabens and I am trying to phase them out. I just returned the Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream because it totally irritated my skin (and may have actually been the true culprit for my current problem). So, what are your paraben-free, extreme hydration eye cream recommendations? TIA!!
I just had to say that I had the two best customer service experiences of my life! One at Sephora and the other at Nordstrom's. I went to a Sephora while visiting my father in Florida and I just had the most refreshing moment with an SA. I was just lounging through the mall (my father was being grumpy with not finding what he wanted) so I found a Sephora (I'm not sure how many there are in Miami, LOL! It was near Aventura I think...) and I was just walking around. Wandering really when the nicest SA came up with me and we started chatting. We were just goofing off (something never seen by me in a Sephora on a Saturday night) and all of a sudden she was showing me stuff that she thought I might like and stuff that are her HG. She must have spent an hour and a half on me! I've never felt so wanted in a Sephora before in my life. They normally act like they want me to go away unless I'm getting a makeover. Then they want to show me everything! I didn't get her name (I think it was Marla) but she was truly the best. She almost got me to buy Kat's Interstellar but no one is that good! Then I had a kick **bleep** Nordstrom's experience! Two within 5 days! I had just come back from Florida on Tuesday and I didn't go online for the whole time I was with my father so I was behind on all my sales and things. I called Norstrom's because I was coming into the store on Saturday (eh! the Saturday before Christmas at the mall!) to pick up some stuff and I wanted to see if they were in stock. I got the greatest stylist named Michael! He sat there and looked through the Chanel section for the 500 items that I wanted (he kept asking me if there was anything else that I would like and I just kept coming up with things that I wanted from Chanel!). That's when he told me about the price match on the Lord and Taylor sale that ended that night. I was pissed because I had scheduled my 10 point day for Saturday so I told him that and he called and had my point day switched. Made me very happy. So I got my 10 point day and my 10% off! But if that wasn't enough, he gave me the 10% on the Chanel items (Chanel wasn't included in Lord and Taylor's sale)! He was about to ring me up and he asked me if there was anything else I wanted to buy and I was like "Well, i have to call back because I wanted some Dior and MAC" and he was so sweet and said that he'd grab them for me. So I gave him a list of what I wanted (it was A LOT!) and let him go on his merry hunt for my items. About a half hour later, he called me and said that he got most of my stuff (the only thing that they didn't have in store was the MAC lip pencil in Bespoken For and the holiday Dior eye shadow palette in Golden Shock). I told him that I figured that the Dior eye shadow would be MIA because they took it down off the website but he persisted and he found a store that still had both items and he took my information and said that they would send it to me via UPS. He took care of me at every turn even though I'm just some lady with too much time on my hands who was just too lazy to go to the store and shop around like most people. He put mu whole Christmas gift list together which is awesome enough but then he called me today at lunch and he wanted to know if I wanted him to gift wrap anything! How great is that??? So when I go pick up my stuff at the store tomorrow, not only do I not have to stand there and wait to pay at 500 individual make up and fragrance counters, I have my things already have my things gift wrapped and he said he threw in a million samples. He said every sample they had at the Jo Malone and Chanel counter. I really need to stop shopping but when someone goes out of their way to help you like that, it just makes me want to shop more, LOL! And the biggest shock was about an hour after I talked to him, I got my MAC and Dior order from UPS. I wasn't charged extra for the shipping. I placed my order at 8pm on Wednesday and received my order less than 2 days later! Awesome!
I recently purchased 'Dior skin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25' from Sephora store. I realized the box had a sticker on its product name, and when I pulled the sticker out[out of curiosity], I see that SPF 25 is erased on the sticker. What does this mean? Does it mean that Dior Forever Compact Flawless perfection powder is NOT SPF 25?
Hey my lovelies, Just wanted to give a heads up about the Stila "In the Moment Palette." I bought this palette several months ago, and it is so gorgeous. Pigmented and really, really pretty. It's one of my favorites that I can I use all year long. It's the palette I'm using this week. And the colors work all year long! http://www.sephora.com/in-the-moment-eye-shadow-pa lette-P300604?skuId=1381235
So I recently purchased the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in Buff N (210). I initially thought it was going to be too light for me (in color), but surprisingly, it blended really well. I need advice on the best way to apply this foundation. The first time, I didn't use a primer at all since I don't have super oily skin, but more combination, and I know some of these full coverage foundations can really stick to dry patches. I applied it with a damp Beauty Blender. Kept me pretty matte, but the coverage wasn't great at all. The next time I used the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment primer, my holy grail primer (again applying with a damp Beauty Blender), and I was OILY about 5 hours into the day, which is unusual for me...usually my T-zone gets oily, but not my whole face...it's like my makeup slid right off. I'm thinking of trying it with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer and a buffing brush rather than the Beauty Blender. If I want GOOD coverage and to STAY matte...would this be a better combo? Or should I forego primer altogether with this particular foundation (again, keeping in mind I have combination skin, so I have propensity for dry patches in the winter)? Oy, the trials and tribulations of full coverage foundation application lol....
So I recently purchased the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in Buff N (210). I initially thought it was going to be too light for me (in color), but surprisingly, it blended really well. I need advice on the best way to apply this foundation. The first time, I didn't use a primer at all since I don't have super oily skin, but more combination, and I know some of these full coverage foundations can really stick to dry patches. I applied it with a damp Beauty Blender. Kept me pretty matte, but the coverage wasn't great at all. The next time I used the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment primer, my holy grail primer (again applying with a damp Beauty Blender), and I was OILY about 5 hours into the day, which is unusual for me...usually my T-zone gets oily, but not my whole face...it's like my makeup slid right off. I'm thinking of trying it with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer and a buffing brush rather than the Beauty Blender. If I want GOOD coverage and to STAY matte...would this be a better combo? Or should I forego primer altogether with this particular foundation (again, keeping in mind I have combination skin, so I have propensity for dry patches in the winter)? Oy, the trials and tribulations of full coverage foundation application lol.....
I lost the receipt for my recent purchase of the Naked 2 Palette, and after using it for barely a week one of the shade COMPLETELY chipped off and is everywhere over the palette. Unfortunately, I lost my receipt for it and I wanted to exchange for another palette. Is there anyway I could make a return without a receipt?
Hi loves! So I came home to my parent's house for the holidays and I have a limited makeup collection with me. I am staying for New Years, and I completely forgot my Too Faced Glitter Glue for the MAC pigments that I'm planning on using for my NYE look. I could run to Ulta and use my 20% off coupon and buy another tube of it, but I was wondering if anyone had an suggestions for an alternative product. I'd be willing to try anything out, as long as it costs as much or less than the Glitter Glue ($20). I also have MAC Fix+ in my collection, but unfortunately, I forgot that product as well. Ugh! Any suggestions would be great appreciated! Thanks so so so much! xoxox
(apparently I can not spell today..) This year has been very purchase heavy for me, some of the things were great, others not so much. So since the year is almost over lets do a round up on "What was your THE best beauty(skincare, clothing, etc.) find/discovery of the year?". IF you had BIG misses and no so great finds - go ahead and share them too! My great discoveries were: - Chanel Aqua Vitalumiere - after being on a hunt for a good foundation, and then while in Nordies stumbling on Chanel counter and lovely associate helping me out with a perfect shade match and coverage - I fell in love with this one!!! - Skincare wise I think Algenist was my discovery - they have such a great skin care line, I love their firming cream and oil!! - After such a craze about Bite beauty , and finally my local stores having the items on display, I caved and decided to see what they were about - now I am a proud owner of about 10 of their lip products - Then I just have to mention finding the GLAMGLOW masks at my fave TJMAxx - that was an amazing deal!!!
I'm currently using the Olay Pro X face cleansing brush because it was only $15 on sale. I've wanted a Clarisonic for the longest time but can't settle on one. I've been on the edge of getting one for months. But I also don't want to buy one and it be the same quality as my Olay. Is the Clarisonic better than the Olay? Is it worth the splurge? /.\ I can't decide and I've done so much research over the last few months!
I sometimes get watery eyes when I wear certain eyeshadows/eyeliner (I returned the Stila Stay All Day Liquid liner because of this). Lately I’ve noticed that when wearing shadows from the new Too Faced Semi-Sweet palette my eyes have been getting very watery. Has anyone else experienced this? And is this a symptom of something that should alarm me? Thanks! Felicia
I called the Rouge line and she couldn't get this screen to come up. It's under just the parfum rollerball, not the big parfum category where you can select sizes. I can see why there are only a few left if you're buying a 0.33 oz eau de parfum rollerball but instead getting a large eau de toilette, after shave balm and deodorant for $25. Would you want your significant other to smell like Carven parfum? I haven't smelled it, but it definitely sounds floral.