I'm sure you are all familiar with the concept of a "pop-up" shop / restaurant / juice bar / dog park whatever , but today we have a special treat - a pop-up Live Chat!
I've got two AMAZING Sephora PRO artists with me, Julie Taing and Ilde Goncalves, who are here and ready to answer all of your burning beauty questions for the next hour (including everything you wanted to know about the new MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation, Sephora Collection hakuho-do brushes, strobing, baking, or any other random new beauty trend that's out at the moment).
They are on BeautyTalk RIGHT NOW and ready to answer your questions. So ask away!
I have sensitive combo skin, and have a few fine lines. I've always assumed that a Clarisonic would do more harm than good as the bristles looked harsh to use on skin, and I've read mixed reviews on whether or not chemical or physical exfoliators are best. Can anyone share their opinion on them, or any recommendations?
My new love is taupe lips...undertones more in the lilac or grey world than the more brown versions. But I'm finding blush hard. And I learned (via a MAC SA) how to wear those deep, almost black lip shades (the right blush and a little black eye liner). Certain looks are harder to make work than others. What tips do you have for those less simple colors and looks...that make them work? So other examples are purple or lilac lips...the blush has to be cool with a blue or purple undertone. Too much pastel and I need some black shadow in the crease and/or black eye liner. So...how do you pull off taupe lips and other less than easy to balance looks?
I'm looking for a finishing spray or a facial mist/toner that I can also use after makeup application. I already have the skindinavia setting spray, but I don't use that everyday because of the alcohol content, so basically I just want something to make my makeup appear less powdery/more blended on days when I choose not to use a setting spray. There seem to be so many options that I'm not sure what to try. I have combination to dry skin. I am also very sensitive to fragrance. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
I have oily skin ( shiny forehead, nose and chin pores everywhere my face and blackheads on my nose. I use cetaphil to cleanse my face everyday. However, what are some good brands that last long for the following items ? BB cream in light beigh with spf (oil free) matte face powder (oil free) concealer:stick or liquid (oil free) to cover dark circles / bags under eyes Brow pencil lip gloss tinted lip balms eye liner Primer to cover up pores will eye shadow be good on me ? if so which one? If not then it's fine. I am Asian with monolids. I do not want false eye lashes. what will I need in my make up bag on the go?
Oddly, today I finished the most recent Coco Chanel biography (amazing) and I also got a really weird email through my youtube that if I wanted a boy I should wear more Chanel scents and Guerlain makeup. Crazy timing (and comment) right? But I got to thinking...I used to wear Chanel scents and I used to wear even more of their makeup. The latter I've recently gotten more into ..and the product can be excellent though not always. So, if I want more boys, or just to buy the best of Chanel, what should I be buying (or is Guerlain a better bet)?
I was wondering on your thoughts pertaining to Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution which I heard is great to use after the Alpha Beta Peel Pads that I currently use. Any advice and/or thoughts are totally appreciated (and, as always, needed)!!!!! I am 33 with fair, combination to oily skin that has hormonal breakouts with the occasional cysts. My concerns for my skin are acne and antiaging. I currently use Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Cleanser, Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner, Philosophy Clear Days Ahead moisturizer (day), and Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra Pure Moisturizer (night). I also use Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads Extra Strength 2-3 times per week at night, Glam Glow SuperMud mask once a week and Fresh Rose Mask 1-2x's a week. I had a previous post too inquiring as to whether I should switch cleansers to Dr. Gross' All-In-One Foaming cleanser, but had yet to hear back on that one.
So my friends birthday is coming and and she asked for and I quote: "Any mascara that will make my **bleep** eyelashes POP!" So i was wondering what would be better..a great mascara or a tube of eyelash enhancers? What brands are the best for big lashes? Im more of a lipstick/eyeliner gal so I need some expertise!
What is the best cleanser and moisturizer (one for day with SPF, one for night without), to use to cleanse & then hydrate sensitive, dehydrated, slightly combo to pretty dry, skin that is about to be treated with Differin (prescription topical retinoid) and Duac (prescription topical containing benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin) for moderate acne? I know my skin is already sensitive & VERY prone to dryness/dehydration, yet also prone to clogged pores, obviously. PLEASE HELP!! Thank you in advance!
Hello beauties, I just bought a jar of coconut oil at Home Goods, and I was hoping y'all can share some ways you use it. When I did a Google search on uses of coconut oil, hundreds of uses came up which overwhelmed me--so I preferred to post my question here, where I know I'll get the best advice. One of my friends uses it on her dry heels and said it works wonders! She said her heels are as soft as a baby's skin. If I were to apply it on my hair, would I do so before or after I wash it? Does my hair need to be wet? Any other suggestions/ideas? Thanks! Love, Daskala
I wear a BB cream called Missha M perfect cover cream in shade # 21 (light beigh) However, I have oily skin (looking for oil free make up products) and it wears off but I still like it because it's oil free. My skin gets oily /shiny on my forehead, nose and chin. How can I fix this? I've been told mineral make is best but how what are your suggestions ? Second , what do girls carry nowadays in their make up bags ? Sorry for asking the same things. I'm a college student that recently became interested in make up.
I am using the following Shiseido products. Are they all safe during pregnancy? - Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream; - ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate; - Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizing Cream; - Benefiance NutriPerfect Night Cream; and - Benefiance NutriPerfect Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 18. Thanks!
I got the ever popular NARS concealer when I went to Sephora awhile ago. I listened to the associate when she recommended this to me based on what I was looking for: great coverage, long lasting, and NO CREASING! The NARS was what she recommended. I am not impressed now. The coverage? Wonderful. The lasting and non creasing power? Disappointing for the price tag. I have to carry this w/ me to work and reapply so my dark circles don't completely come through. Am I asking too much for a concealer to completely cover, last, and not crease? What are good eye creams to wear under concealer?
I'm a skin care guru and always like to keep up to date with the latest best products. I'm in need of a good eye cream and have found the most raved about is Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum. I am obsessed with anti aging, but am only 25. Is this a good product for my age? I do not want to have negative affects by starting anti aging to early. What would be the best product?
A fellow BT-er is sending me a "reward" and wants nothing in return. So, I decided to pay it forward. As many of you know, I'm a little too into Korean skin care and indie perfumes. So I'm going to give something away…full sized and fun. Maybe more than one…and I'll probably throw in some samples. To enter…comment on this thread and answer the question: name a brand or product you love that I'll probably not recognize or tell us all one of your beauty rituals (even just washing your face every day). Good luck! I'll figure out a winner on Sunday and send them a PM. If I don't get an address by Monday I'll pick another winner…and so on.. AmyC has decided to join in the fun by paying forward as well. She is giving a separate reward and I'm going to let her announce to whom and what it is (we chatted offline). Nice to see how one gift begets another. And, btw, my original reward came from bea0t (so she was the catalyst).
What is the best cleanser/treatment for clogged large pores on nose and cheek area. I feel as though my skin is rougher there and you can usually see small bumps when I have foundation on. What should I do about this to make my skin clear and not have as many clogged pores? Thanks!!
I'm an NW15 in MAC Pro longwear foundation.What shade would I be in the Smashbox 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation? I recently got matched to a 1.1 in the Smashbox 15 hour hydrating foundation but I find it a bit grey / green on my skin. Is the undertone wrong and should I be trying the 1.2?
So my smile isn't looking too good on account of the fact that I didn't take good care of it in my younger years. My fault of course. It's not too bad but I'd love to whitenn it up to feel more confident. There's so many different things out there so I thought I'd ask here. I don't really have a budget. Something that I can also easily attain since I live Canada, I don't mind getting stuff shipped in. Thanks in advance!
hey, just wondering if anyone knows how many pumps i can get out of the new Makeup Forever HD foundation..... It's 43, pretty expensive, so I would love to budget and see how long one bottle would last me! Thanks lol
I am experiencing breakouts and My dermatologist suggested I avoid acne treatments to give my skin a break. She suggested I use a really good skin care line (cleanser, toner, moisturizer, spf, with masks and exfoliators). I would prefer to stay within one line. I have heard really good things about Caudalie and Kate Somerville, but not sure which line to choose.