I'm 13 and have just been able to start wearing make up and I am totally CLUELESS!!! Am I able to walk in Sephora and be like "Can you show me how to apply makeup correctly?" But I feel like they would get annoyed because I want to know how to apply most things such as Eyeliner, Eyeshadow, Bronzer, Mascara ETC. What should I do?
I've recently heard how facial serums are very important in the skin care routine. How does everyone feel about them? Are they necessary? Do you use a serum? if so, which one? I tried a sample of Sunday Riley's good genes, it burned at first but left my skin looking amazing, but not for $105 :/ I have extremely dry skin and have to moisturize thoroughly.
The lovely MYchoi was fabulous enough to offer to ship me some delicious treats from California to Pennsylvania. She knows I LOVE Asian food but have no Asian markets near my homestead. Here are some of the wonderful things she included: ^Large flat rate box JAM-PACKED with goodies! ^Seaweed. ^Melon flavored gummies (one of my favorites!) and melon flavored hard candies. ^Green tea, panda, and strawberry pocky. I busted into the green tea pocky IMMEDIATELY! ^Various crackers/biscuits/pies. ^Bae, various mochi, and green tea swiss rolls (another fave). ^Strawberry Calpico, aloe drink, and melon yogurt drink. Do any of you have any favorite Asian foods, or foods from your culture or other cultures that you love?
C'mon, let's admit it, we've all hidden make-up or made up what we use to our family. Remember the days for some of us where we had to pretend we didn't wear make-up and we put a lipstick under the bed so mom wouldn't see? Or lied about how much you've spent? Welcome to: Make-Up Confessions! (Just please don't tell my grandma about my extensive Guerlain collection! I think she may have saw the packaging though...) My grandma prefers I use cheaper make-up from drugstores... oh man, that VIB card is not going to make her happy...
Yes, it's February. After battling through several skincare crises, I finally decided to give in to doing SOS, since I know I need it. For clarification, the "*bleep* baby" is my skin. You'll see why. State of the Union (2/6/14) If you really want to see a picture of me, you can look at one of my old threads. No, I won't tell you which! -- Dryness : Sometimes I wake up feeling so dry that my skin will tear if I move it. This is on my face, neck, and legs. -- Eczema/Atopic dermatitis (AD) : Itchy, dry, red, and flaky spots on one eyelid, side of forehead, both sides of my mouth, several patches on my neck, and sometimes on my arms/legs. These patches can get very painful. -- Keratosis Pilaris (KP) : Bumps, sometimes itchy, red, and swollen, only on my arms and legs. They can result in scabbing and discoloration. -- Acne : Occasional cysts, pimples, and scars, mostly on my cheeks. It's gotten a lot better. I used to have horrible cystic acne over my forehead, but after gentle treatment and giving up dairy, now it's just a manageable nuisance rather than a high priority. -- Irritation/Sensitivity : Several years ago, I had great skin and used whatever goop that was in the house. Then I got acne, so started using drugstore products. Now, my skin likes more and more expensive stuff, some upwards of $60. It's spoiled filthy and won't listen to me. If it doesn't like some product, it'll throw up a huge fuss with rashes, redness, sometimes hives, along with my current skin problems. My current products leave things to be desired, but when I try new things that might be better, I risk a huge reaction that might last anywhere from one day to a month. Moral of the story: I'm doomed. Goals (some unicorn-like) -- Don't wake the *bleep* baby. Please. AKA find out how to control reactions and try out products safely. -- Find various skin goops that will address my problems. -- Find a sunscreen before the summer that doesn't give me a reaction. I don't use anything with SPF right now. -- Get my skin to an arbitrary point where I'll be confident enough to hang out at the beach in a bikini. I'll be satisfied with a t-shirt and shorts, though. -- Control my beauty-related spending. Or bring about world peace. Whichever comes first. Unhealthy Things That I Am In Denial About -- Stress : I have a lot going on, so this is inevitable. However, I really do need to remember to care for my spoiled baby (er, skin). -- Irregular eating : I sometimes go without eating for a day or binge on unhealthy foods, because, stress. -- Water : Self-hypnosis: Drink... more... water... @.@ -- Irregular sleeping : I have an irregular schedule, so I sleep when I can, but maybe I should nap? -- Touching/Scratching skin : Can't touch this... Can't touch this... Goops I Use (Not Necessarily Every Day) -- Makeup remover : Laneige Lip and Eye Remover Waterproof -- Cleanser : Olay Total Effects Blemish Control Cleanser, Sephora Precision Pore Cleansing Pad -- Exfoliator : Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel ( When you use a cleanser for exfoliation, you know your skin's a wimp. ) -- Refiner : Laneige Moisture Power Essential Skin Refiner, Iope Bio Essence Intensive Conditioning ( Why is this so expensive?! ) -- Essence : Shiseido Hada Senka Whitening Lotion -- Moisturizer : Laneige Moisture Balancing Emulsion -- Acne treatment : Clean and Clear Dual Action Skin Moisturizer ( Again, when you can only handle 0.5% salicylic acid, you know your skin's a wimp. ) -- Eczema/AD treatment : CVS Pure Glycerin ( I rub it on over wet skin, and then pat the excess off. ) -- KP/rash treatment : Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil ( calming, but not moisturizing enough ), Clean and Clear Dual Action Skin Moisturizer ( used once the rash is down ) -- Facial oil : Grapeola Grape Seed Oil ( I use this to protect my skin when I cleanse or go out ), Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream, Walgreens Castor Oil -- Body moisturizer : Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot ( smells like heaven... I could eat myself ) Goops I'm Not Sure About -- Amlactin Moisturizing Body Lotion : Heard this helps KP. I might pick one up next time I'm at Walgreens. -- Boscia Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask : Feels nice, but it's not particularly "deep hydration." Thinking of using this as a heavier moisturizer. Considering buying it. -- CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM : I've seen a lot of recs online for CeraVe, so I'll cave the next time I'm at Walgreens. -- Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask : Heard good reviews. Maybe it can help my eczema and AD. -- Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream : Seemed nice, no bad reaction. I'll test it again on a day with bad redness. -- Iope Super Vital Extra Moist Emulsion : What is it with my skin and Iope? Doesn't it know that this is more than $70?! But why does it work so well?! Considering buying it. -- Jason Purifying Tea Tree Oil : P.U. That is all, move along. -- Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil : Is it any different from my grape seed oil? Update: It doesn't absorb well into my skin. I like the Infinity Cream a lot better. -- Korres Greek Yoghurt Advanced Sleeping Facial : There's so many good reviews for this! I must try this soon. -- Laneige Water Sleeping Pack : I was using this when my skin had a reaction (due to over-exfoliating), but I still have to be careful with it, just in case. -- La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche : It works on my eczema/AD immediately but irritates my skin. I'm now trying to recover from the havoc it wreaked. -- Mario Badescu Chamomile Night Cream : Lost out to La Roche-Posay Hydraphase -- Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum Fragrance Free : It's very slippery, but I like it. I'm going to use it for a while to confirm it before I add it officially. -- Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster : I feel like I need this, but haven't tried it yet. I fear it's going to be too strong on my skin. Update: Not irritating, but looking for better options. -- Origins Drink Up 10 Minute Mask to Quench Skin's Thirst : I'm so weak to nice-smelling things... Thinking of using this as a heavier moisturizer as well. Considering buying it. Any advice and recommendations would be appreciated! <3
Hi all I am in my early 20s and am looking to begin a skincare regimen but have no idea where to start or what kind of products I need. I think I have combination skin (though I'm not sure about that either!) - my skin seems fairly normal but towards the end of the day my nose and forehead are usually quite shiny. I don't have major issues with acne or blackheads but I do get the occasional breakout of zits. I just want a regimen that is pretty easy and not too expensive, because I've been reading that at this age I need to start caring about my skin for benefits when I'm older. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Hello! ever since 4th grade i have been cursed with acne. for the past several years, to add on to my acne, i have gotten little bumps on my forehead, cheeks, above my lip, temple, and chin. what sucks is even when my face starts to clear up, i still have all of these bumps. I thought they were milia, but the doctor said that since stuff comes out easily they are not. i got a clarisonic recently and i love it but it still is doing nothing for these bumps. are there solutions? if there are products i want to try samples first so that i dont waste my money on something that doesnt work (which i have many times in the past) i would love if someone could help me! the products i use right now are clarisonic brush with clarisonic acne face wash, aveeno radiant lotion, once in a while i use jajoba oil and sometimes tea tree oil. for makeup i use neutrogena acne powder and neutrogena acne concealer pen, Mattify! white face powder, and thats about it. thanks!
I was washing my face earlier with Fresh Soy wash, and it smells like article,chemically concocted watermelon? So that's got me wondering, what kinda makeup/skincare products also smells? I also have a lipstain that smells like fruity candy when I first apply it, then it seems to smell like a floral perfume. A lip balm (rosebud salve) that sorta smells like roses. Different face washes that smells like flowers, oatmeal, mint, herbs. Foundations that smells like flower, soap, lemons. What about yours?
Hi, I'm 42 and in search of a new anti aging moisturizer and foundation, I have very fair, dry skin. I also have some redness (cheeks, nose and chin) so I'd like the foundation to cover well, but not be too pasty! Thanks for the help
With so many products out there, I am in need of some expert advice. Meaning those of you that may have had the same issues with skin and aging. I need the best product for anti-aging and dark spots! WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND??
Does anyone have any suggestions for a drugstore moisturizer that wont clog my pores or make me more oily? I kind of want to save my money for chic week and I need a moisturizer like yesterday because I'm out! I have combo skin that leans a little more towards oily (T zone). I have a few dry patches on my chin and sometimes my cheeks. Thanks!
I've been in cosmetology school for a month (a redken salon) and a lot of my instructors seem to have mixed feelings on the subject. Personally I lean towards sulfate-free because I've noticed the change in my hair (good ones). I heard sulfates strips your hair of it's natural moisture, which depending on how often you wash your hair can be damaging. Some people say though it's just a gimmick to make you buy something you believe is better for your hair. Opinions? Also what do you use at home for your shampoo and conditioner.
I am 40 and my skin is starting to look tired. I have fine lines around my eyes, newly developing creases on the sides of my forehead above the brow, and skin discoloration (dark spots) from poor choices when I was younger. I would like a line of products to help with these issues. My skin can also get dry, particularly in the winter, and can be sensitive. Can anyone recommend good products/regimens?
My name is Bombshell and I continue to be an eyeshadow addict enthusiast !! However, five weeks ago I began a quest to actually start using my mountains and mountains of palettes and shadows. Along with some awesome ladies who have joined in I have committed to using the same palette 5 days in a row and posting the results at the end of five days. Those with single shadows are welcome to join in as well! If you are interested in the original rules & lists posted they can be found in off topic, (take the challenge: palette parade). the gist of it is make a list, plan to show all your shadows love for extended period of time (5days), if you hate it first day move on. I am also planning to add weeks of singles by brand (Stila week, UD week, Nars week). I think instead of posting and editing lists it would be easier to report what we plan to use at the beginning of the week and the report the results at the end. We meet here at the end of the week to discuss what we wore for the week, how it worked for us and most importantly to share pictures and advice! Anyone can join as we all started at different times and have different numbers of palettes, and will finish at different times. I am looking at 38 (?) more weeks if I don't buy one more palette! Xoxo I look forward to more fun parading with all you girls! Palette Parade Princesses: CalamityJane85, Nikki, LadyMeag, Beethousand, AmberAngeline, MaFan, nurseCupcake, Carolang, Jenblush, Malday, Sparlekai, GHKim, IttyxBittyxMe, Katie241, SirenPrincess, Manniface.
So, last weekend a couple of friends and I decided to go to a bar/club in town to hang out. I got way dolled up and, in the process, discovered a new style of lipstick application that I love! And to be frank, I discovered in completely by accident while trying to decide what color to wear. So, I'm wondering, does anyone else wear this style occasionally? (Weird and awkward selfie included to show off what I mean! Not to mention, I'm a camera queen. )
I just noticed that intros were a thing. Sorry. My name is Kimberly. I will be 34 next week. My husband of just over 10 years (although we have been together almost 18) and I have two amazing boys aged 7 and 2. I am a gift with purchase junkie who loves samples. The majority of my makeup is Lancome, which I obviously purchase wherever a GWP sale is taking place. Sephora is my go to place for sets. Aren't the sets here amazing! Without Sephora, I never would have discovered my love for Benefit Cosmetics, Stila or many other brands. Their packages are the absolute best! Of course, I snap up some individual items here and there when there is a good promo available. It has also been less than a year since I started wearing makeup again (stopped after high school), so my addiction and collection has grown quickly.
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 need help for my fiancé. He has terrible acne- he is 26 but has as much acne now as he did as a teenager. I'm convinced that a good Skincare routine will help a lot. He has been to dermatologists, but most of the prescription strength products are too irritating for him. I think it is a combination of hormonal and stress acne. He has dry, flaky skin over most of his face, an oily t-zone, and wrinkles around his eyes and forehead. Please help me out with Skincare routine suggestions! We are not vain people, but I know he is a little self conscious about the acne. We are taking engagement pictures in 2 months and getting married later in the year and I want him to feel great about all the pictures. Thanks!!
Exactly what the title says I know we've chatted about this before, but I thought I'd revive the topic with a new thread. With Chic Week coming up and new collections/products/lines dropping what feels like every day, what brands (collections, too, since Sephora's offering can be limited at the brand's discretion) do you wish you saw on shelves? For me, it would be Chanel, Tom Ford, and YSL's Spring collection. Chanel's Illusion d'Ombres (cream shadows) and Glossimers (lip glosses) are calling to me with their siren song, as are Tom Ford's lippies, quads and contour palettes (however exorbitantly priced!!!). I love YSL lippies, so I wish the new colors got some love here at Sephora. Oh, and while we're on the subject, ByTerry and Chantecaille wouldn't hurt, either! I adore both, and don't own nearly enough of either!
Just wanted to pass on the fact that Macy's online (only) now has the following hard-milled bath soaps: Miss Dior and Coco by Chanel! They both smell great, and as someone who prefers the long-lasting nature of soaps, as opposed to body washes, which can "turn" and smell weird, I thought I'd pass this along. Too bad Sephora doesn't cary them. I've also gotten the Miss Dior from Nordstrom's online.
I am wondering how the results could possibly give me an accurate match. A foundation the color of my freckles would be just awful and one the color of my unfreckled skin would be far too pale. I prefer my foundation to get rid of any ruddiness and not cover but rather enhance. Should I even bother going to get the color IQ done?
I was on Reddit's Makeup Addiction and user MyLittleLabMonkey posted a sneak preview of the new Too Faced Summer Collection. I didn't find a previous discussion on it, so sorry if it's a repost! All I could find is that the launch date is in April. First pics are from reddit, the last one I found on a UK site. Found some more info on the UK site: Too Faced Summer 2014 Collection A La Mode Eyes Palette – New This new eyeshadow palette features 9 new shades. Bonjour Soleil Palette – New & Limited Edition Shades: Chocolate Soleil – mate bronzer Sun Bunny – natural bronzer Snow Bunny – luminous bronzer Brow Envy Palette – Includes two eyebrow powders, setting wax and a brow highlighter Liquid Lipstick – Available in 6 rich and pigmented shades with a long-wearing formula. Natural Eyes – Is a revamped of the best seller palette of nine richly-pigmented shadows that pair perfectly and blend beautifully Pardon My French Set – New Includes: Bonjour Summer Eye Shadow Palette Perfect Eyes Eyeliner Waterproof in Perfect Black (Full Size) 24-hour wear Shadow Insurance (Deluxe Sample) Waterproof Lash Injection Mascara (Deluxe Sample) I'm excited for the bronzer & eyeshadow palette. Been trying to die Too Faced products. What do you guys think? :EDIT: "been trying to die" wowwww... it's been a long day. I meant to type "been dying to try." Hahha