I live in a mild climate, where it can be slightly humid, but otherwise it rains continually for 3/4 of the year. I have normal-to-combo skin, meaning I don't really have any major dry/oily spots, but I can get dry or slightly oily in my t-zone occasionally. I use the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser twice a day (ok, usually I only manage to use it once a day), and I moisturize with Ole Henriksen's Nurture Me and Bite's Agave Lip Mask twice a day (religiously). I exfoliate with Exfolikate twice a week, and I use the Boscia Black Luminizing mask all-over once a week, and in my trouble zones up to three times a week. I use the GLAMGLOW Powermud once or twice a week, and I spot treat any incoming blemishes with the GLAMGLOW Supermud as needed. I also use the Boscia Purifying Pore Strips on an as-needed basis as well. What is your skincare routine?
Have you ever tried a shadow (or other color product) color that you thought would be awful and turns out that you love it? I recently got the Too Faced Bonjour Summer palette for the nice compact size and the Mermaid shadow color (I love anything mermaid!). I tried the color Firefly today, it looks orange in the pan, and it turns out I'm in love! How 'bout you all? Have you accidently found something fabulous?
ok, story time. are there any specific trends you took part in--or habits you too part of--only to look back and think 'WHAT WAS I THINKING?!'. it may be embarrassing, it may be humorous, either way--it's one of the more entertaining elements of beauty/makeup that we can only learn to fully understand (and appreciate !) with hindsight. in the early 2000s i hated the fact i was pale, so i was often a victim of the earlish days of the self tanner craze. i remember thinking it was MAGIC, only to to notice the next day in fresh daylight that i had bright orange streaks running down my calf. and you'd think that would've taught me my lesson but i'd just pretend like it wasn't there and continued on with it for months. another was the disaster at my attempt at a glossy eyelids (posted about more thoroughly in the 'what was your first sephora purchase' thread). and i'll add more to these 'confessions' as i remember more ! just to note: this is all in good-spirited nostalgic fun, and NOT to demean anyone's tastes or experiences.
I recently purchased Bare Minerals High Shine Eyeshadow in Rose Gold. It has been sitting in my makeup organizer for a while now and I would like to use it soon. Please give me any tips or good accent colors. -hayhayt10
What makeup is everyone wearing today? Today I am wearing: 1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50 So c'mon now...confess!
I've noticed this with other UD eyeshadows in the the past, and same goes for the Naked2 Palette... There is always a ton of fallout when I apply it! I'm not sure if I'm applying it wrong or if there are some tips and ticks I could use to minimize the amount of fallout? Help please!
A new Sephora Favorite lip set coming soon for VIB ROUGE. Give Me Some Lip looks like a cute set of pink and nude color for $25 I can't wait for this to be available even though I just bought the old Give Me Some Lip set last month (the lippies are different) Edit to add: This set contains: - 0.03 oz Urban Decay Mini Naked Revolution Lipstick - 0.12 oz Nars Deluxe Orgasm Lip Gloss - 0.07 oz Buxom Mini Full On Lip Cream in White Russian - 0.65 oz Marc Jacobs Mini Lust for Lacquer in Kissability - 0.05 oz Deluxe Bite High Pigment Lip Pencil in Meritage - 0.20 oz Full-size Smashbox Be Legendary Gloss in Pout
In the last few weeks sometimes I noticed my eye shadow wasn't appearing smoothly on my eyelids. I tried switching up my primer and using a MAC Paint Pot. Sometimes I'd get the wrinkling then, too. Now I'm starting to realize it's probably just me. I suppose people start getting crepey eyelids around 40. Any advice on a treatment or primer that will smooth them out? I've tried UD Antiaging and it wasn't that great as a primer.
I have some older UD lip liners (they were never opened and I just started using them again) in Bruise and Roach. I've tried to find similar colors, but am having no luck! Is anyone familiar with UD enough to remember these? Can you suggest a replacement for me? I've tried Aqua Lips and Bare Escentuals, but neither worked for me. Help? I'm going to run out and I love the color/consistency of Urban Decay. And they don't have any colors like these anymore! Makeup addict problems!!!
Hello all! I just started a new skincare routine. Previously I was using drugstore face wash, and moisturizer, and had pretty good skin other than a pimple here and there. Now I've changed over to using a clarisonic the past month (haven't noticed much of a difference at all), as well as starting a new line of skincare from Ole Henrikson just over a week ago. I love the products, but I've been breaking out slightly on my cheeks, and around my chin. and my skin seems like it MIGHT be getting smoother. I have normal skin, with the occasional pimple/s. My question is-- When starting a new skincare routine, is it normal for my skin not to be at its best? Everyone is so divided on "purging" but maybe when you do a complete overhaul such as this, things are different? Do I have to break in the products, or is this line probably just not for me? I know Sephora has a great return policy, but I'd be very embarrassed to return a whole skincare line... and I want to love these products. Any advice/opinions are welcome. What I'm using currently: Clarisonic for Men (normal brush head) (Use 1-2x a day) Ole African Red Tea Foaming face wash Ole Truth Serum Ole Youth Activating Oil Ole Invigorating Night Gel Ole Sheer Transformation Moisturizer Twice a week the Ole Walnut Scrub and Lemon Strip Peel Thanks in advance ladies and gentlemen! Spoiler (Highlight to read)
Which MUFE full cover concealer shade should I get to match my Marc Jacobs genius gel super charged foundation in Golden Deep? I'm going to use it to cover up some acne scars not under the eyes. Thanks!
Good morning all. I just spotted this blush and bronzer palette from Sephora. Looks like a portion of the price goes to support Breast Cancer Research. http://www.sephora.com/the-beauty-giving-back-face -palette-P386618?skuId=1596105 Pretty! I am intrigued by ombre blush and bronzer in the center.
I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies! (I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)
I am looking for a really good foundation and setting powder! I am 44, light olive tone, oily, and have uneven skin tone with a few sun spots. I would like some coverage but don't want to look greasy all day. I would like a finishing powder with some color that doesn't settle into my fine lines! Could you please give some recommendations because I can't find anywhere on your site to order a magic wand ))
Does anyone know of a website where I can find the PH levels in skin care? Or of any brands of ph testing strips that are good? My skin has gone through some medical changes lately and the PH balance of my skin if just all over the place.
I went in to exchange a Bite Lip Tint for the new Bite Agave Lip Mask today. Simple, right? Wrong. Everything was going swell until I reached the cashier (if you can call her that). She didn't have any trouble with the exchange transaction, but short-changed me. When I let her know that she owes me money, she sort of huffed and went to call her Manager to open the cash drawer for her. Once she gave me my change, she pushed my item into my hand without asking if I even needed a bag, and I went on my merry way. I was on the subway when I decided to check out my new purchase. Lo and behold - it was my Lip Tint. You can guess which word went through my head. It starts with an F. I had to take the subway back to Sephora right away, because, lord knows, I didn't want them blaming me for any of this mess. I arrived back at checkout, get to the same cashier, and told her what happened. Her Manager comes over once more, and has the nerve to ask me why I didn't check that the item was the right one! Am I responsible for your badly trained employees that can't differentiate between two different boxes and can't do basic math? In the end, the manager grabbed me a new Agave Lip Mask, and my cashier girl rolled her eyes at me. What a wonderful day shopping at Sephora! I'm glad to be so valued as a Rouge member! Not going back anytime soon!
I haven't always been super into lipstick/lipgloss...I would just slap something on and go. But, I am really wanting to put together three (separate) lip looks - a MLBB shade, a bright(ish) pink shade, and red. Can anyone recommend some shades for me? I don't care if it is just a lipstick, just a gloss, or, a combination. I attached a picture of my face if that makes it easier shade wise . In the picture I don't have anything on my lips at all. Thanks!!
OK, in reading though the makeup regrets of the past, it made me wonder if there are makeup faux pas that some of us may be doing and we are not even really aware that they are god awful. I need to know LOL. I will admit that sometimes I match my eyeshadow to my top - is this horrible? Like if I'm wearing a coral top I'll do a coral look on my eyes - not INYOURFACE coral, but say better than doing blue and totally clashing, no? I also own (although haven't worn in a long time) MAC's High Strung which falls into the silvery-pink category. It's brand new and unsed. YIKES! Guess I should consider adding that to my Back to Mac stash. So lay em all out here - and let's see if anyone is brave enough to own up to them. :-) I just owned up to 2!!
So my mom is visiting and she wants to buy some Kerastase vials that are supposed to help new hair grow (he has lost some hair in the last years and she used to love the super full head before...) I'm looking it up and it looks like what she needs are the Densifique vials. Do you guys know them? Do you know if they word? Any other ideas for avoiding hair loss and helping new hair grow? Thanks!!!
I have a huge collectiion of regular Sephora by OPI nail polish but like the shellac polish. Can I use the UV lamp on a regular polish to make it last a bit longer? I usually have a girls night on the weekend with my daughter so we do our nails almost once a week but would like to make it for a week at least without them regular polish chipping after 2 days.
I have two pimples/zits on my cheeks and NOTHING IS WORKING. I've been using benzoyl peroxide in the morning, and 2% salicylic acid and Tretinoin at night. It's been a few weeks since I got them and they're so stubborn. Those products that I mentioned above don't make a difference. Help!
It's July!!! Time to start a new thread for all the amazing July hauls from you guys! Please post all your hauls, big or small, beauty or non-beauty...can't wait to see them all!! To start us off - here is a tiny sample haul from Dr. Hauschka