I went to my dermatologist this past weekend to inquire about laser treatments for some acne scarring I have on my face, and I also inquired about various facial products. My dermatologist is considered a pioneer in his field, and he has even treated movie stars. People come from all over the country to see him! He basically said that more times than not, we pay for the name. Marketers do a good job of promising this or that, but in reality, the products don't deliver. He told me to keep my regimen simple, such as washing with Cetaphil face wash for normal to oily skin, using SPF, eating a healthy diet mostly comprised of fruits, vegetables, raw nuts, beans, and fish, getting 8 hours of sleep per night, exercising, and drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. As a product junkie, I often get the urge to try different products in hopes of getting better results, but he said not to bother because I'll be wasting my money. I thought I would share this advice in hopes of enlightening all of you!
Hi guys! I am currently using Benefit They're Real and was looking for something that has a good hold but not too much and is a little easier to take off. I also wear contacts and notice that after a few hours, the mascara has been bothering my eyes. Any and all suggestions are welcomed. Thanks guys.
So I get that BB/CC creams are a hybrid product and so they may not perform in all categories as well as their specialized counterparts. I do love the Hourglass and Givenchy primers but they do not offer an color correction. I am looking for a good CC cream that has a good primer that will wear well underneath YSL Fusion Ink Foundation in BD10. I have normal/dry skin and neutral fair. My current Clinique Moisture Surge CC in Natural Fair is great but it feels a little heavy with the YSL on top. Thanks!
Okay my fellow SEPHORA BEAUTIES, I'm looking for a serum (preferably, but open to suggestions) to help take away the redness that's been left over from past "acne" (even though it's not, it's the best way I can't to describe it). Somedays you can barely tell it's there, other days, you can barley look past it to see....me. lol Along with that new serum purchase I'm changing the concentration of my products to more soothing & gentle ingredients. I THINK I've made a decision on everything else besides the serum. I'm going all out this time with my regimen!! Tell me what you think and please feel free to leave any advice or suggestions. I had posted earlier asking about REN products and as much as I would love a bathroom full of REN, I simply just can't afford it. I've heard GREAT things however and am very anxious to give it a try! I'm sorry it's so long but thank you in advance for taking the time to read Background: I'll be 24 in May & have combination skin however if I'm being honest I think my own skin is confused as to what it is. Right now, I think it's irritated and angry. My "problem area" is the cheek/jawbone area. Bumps are really a problem, every now and then but it's the left over mess (PIH, scarring, blotchiness) that's driving me insane! Morning: 1) FAB Ultra Repair Cleanser 2) FAB Anti-Redness Serum OR REN Evercalm Anti-Redness Serum (Sephora has everything but this on their website I found it directly on the REN website) OR should I go the Ole Henriksen "Truth" route? My question with that would be do I have to use all of these products together to see results or could I mix FAB & Ole Henriksen? http://www.sephora.com/truth-serum-vitamin-c-colla gen-booster-P42343?skuId=1403518&icid2=ole_lp_disc ... http://www.sephora.com/pure-truth-vitamin-c-youth- activating-oil-P378347?skuId=1500669&icid2=ole_lp_ ... http://www.sephora.com/truth-creme-vitamin-c-advan ced-hydration-P308101skuId=1411289&icid2=ole_lp_di ... 3) FAB Ultra repair Face Moisturizer Night: 1) FAB Ultra Repair Cleanser 2) FAB Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery Serum 3) FAB Ultra Repair Hydra-firm Sleeping Cream 1-2x Weekly: 1) FAB Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser w/ Red Clay 2) REN AHA Concentrate
i think the sun safety kits were out the first week of May in 2014, so hoping that means that we have less than a month til they are out in 2015. Any word on a release date yet? I love the sun safety kits!!
I recently used Ole Henricksens Invigorating Night Creme for the first time and it completely dried out my typically baby soft facial skin. I am horrified, it has been almost two weeks since I used it and my skin has never looked worse. Does ANYONE have any suggestions as to how to get my skin back to normal besides moisturizing seven times a day? TIA!
I'm looking into creating a my started makeup kit and I want to use Makeup Forever products and I would like to know what products are a must to have ...I just purchased my first set of MUFE eyeshadows and I'm in love !!!! 😍😍 I just want to know what eyeshadow colors blush lipsticks lip liner anything that's important to have in my kit.
Hi, so I am in desperate need of a new foundation.. I tried using Double Wear because someone had recommended it to me. I have combination skin, and I need medium to full coverage. After applying it (I used a brush; then tried a beauty blender), it looked perfect. However, in an hour it would dry up on my nose and blotch up. I used several different primers to see if it would help (clinique, smashbox, benefit). Nothing helped. Then, a makeup artist recommended smashbox hydrating to me.. This wore off in less than 2 hours. It looked terrible.. Before trying higher end stuff I used Revlon Colorstay for combination/oily. It worked OK, but it just doesn't stay as long as I need it to. So help! I'm not sure if I'm applying it wrong, or what primers I should be using, or what foundation would be best for me. I am a hairstylist, normally working 6-7 hour shifts, and I would love it if my foundation could make it through the shift. Thank you so much!
I have very fair skin and dark brown hair. Now that summer is around the corner, I am interested in a bronzer that is natural-looking. Some that I've tried in the past are either too brown or too orange. I also don't like the luminous look on me, as my skin is combination (on the oily side) and looks luminous after just a few hours on its own! I'm interested in a matte bronzer that is natural-looking for fair skin. Thank you in advance for your recommendations. Just remember, you are beautiful!
So it's about time that I added a sunscreen to my routine. I've been convincing myself that since my moisturizer has spf and that my foundation is marketed as a "skin perfecting sunscreen makeup" that i'm okay but it's time that I get in touch with reality. I'm 24 and I definitely am starting to get some fine lines on my forehead and i'm sure it's partly due to my very dry skin and lack of good sunscreen use and it's only made more obvious when my foundation settles into them despite using a primer, I actually use two - hourglass primer serum all over and Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch. I am looking for something very lightweight that I can wear my foundation over. I also have very dry skin (although it is finally starting to improve) since I have very dry I would prefer something that would not give me a matte finish, I like a very dewy look. I always had very clear skin as a teen but once I hit 22-23 I developed some pretty bad, deep cystic acne (I notice this seems to be a trend with people my age) mostly around my jawline and sometimes on my cheeks. It's finally gotten a lot better thanks to the what my dermatologist prescribed me, Aczone in the AM & Ziana in the PM and Clinique acne solutions clarifying lotion (I had dry skin before these products) but unfortunately I was left I was left with some pretty bad post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (bright red) and I am very fair, to put it in perspective I have a foundation by Clinique in alabaster and it is too dark. That being said if there is a sunscreen that also has brightening qualities that would be great too. I'm asking a lot for a sunscreen I know but any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Also any recommendations on a serum or treatment or the marks would be great. I realize they may be a little hard to see in the pic especially since I did my best to cover them up but you can still see them coming through which kind of gives you an idea of the darkness. Sorry I know this post was super long and if you actually took the 15 minutes it probably took to read it you are a trooper and I thank you. .
So about a month ago, I was on spring break in Florida and decided to wear a bathing suit that left me with awkward tan lines around my chest and collarbones. Well, I have a dance to go to in 10 days and my dress is strapless. You can see my problem, right? I've never tried a self tanner and I'm very leery of doing so, but I'm desperate. Some of my concerns about using a self tanner are will it be too dark, how long would it last, and would it be hard to remove if there was an issue? If someone could help me out I'd be very grateful.
I need some help picking out skincare products (cleanser, toner, moisturizer, etc.), eyeshadow and eyeliner. I have blond hair, blue eyes, fair skin with pink undertones and rosacea. Oily skin, pores. Age 45 and signs of aging. I need help choosing skin care products. I also want to purchase some eyeshadow and eyeliner. Colors that will flatter my skin tone, enhance my blue eyes and are good for my aging eyes and skin. Fine lines and wrinkles. Starting to lose some skin tone this past year. Most likely due to stress. I look tired. I have no idea what colors to wear. I do have trouble with my shadows creasing and liners running. I do not like to wear waterproof products due to my delicate lashes. Any suggestions?
I have been using the Bareminerals Buttercream BB cream and a Sephora primer. It has been working great and I have no complaints, except.......By the sides of my nose, it keeps caking and looking bad. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Overall I am very satisfied with the BB cream and primer. Thanks.
I normally have combo skin and have been using Origins Checks and Balances facewash for about a year, but lately have found it very drying and I have had a rashlike breakout of small acne clusters in my T-zone that's persisted for about 2 weeks. Is there a different type of product I should use? Maybe my skin is transitioning and I just don't have the right products.
I bought the 2 day flash shipping last week and my order came within the 2 days. I made an order yesterday and it says it will be delivered on Thursday... The item has already been sent out and on it's way so I'm not sure why it's going to take over 4 days to get here when it should be 2 days. It says that items ordered on Saturday or Sunday will arrive by Wednesday so I'm not sure why it's going to take 1 extra day for it to arrive.
I really want to purchase a serum during the 15% off but I'm not sure which one to get. My main concern is hyperpigmentation/redness/discoloration. I don't really have brown sun spots though. I have redness on my cheeks and some red marks from blemishes that seem to take forever to disappear. I do still get a couple pimples from time to time. I just really want something to help fade acne marks faster and reduce redness so I can feel comfortable going out without makeup sometimes. I got a deluxe sample of the Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum but I've only been using it for 3 days so I can't tell if it's making a difference yet
I use Makeup Forever HD foundation right now in 128, I would like to buy the new Makeup Forever bronzer but I do not know what color to buy since it is not offered in any stores. I get darker with the summer coming up and 128 is usually a little light for me, but I use bronzer to add color. What shade of bronzer do you recommend?
I recently purchased the Tarte BB cream and fell in love with it. It works so good on my oily skin, so I thought I would try another product from their line. So I ordered the Maracuja oil and I was wondering is it even good to use on someone with oily/acne prone skin with a little bit of scarring? And what is the best way to use the oil on my skin? On a side note I use the Clinique face wash, toner, and moisturizer morning and night in my daily skin regimen.
Hello All, So I was in sephora today and received a sample of the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil. I have heard great things about it and I was thinking about adding it to my nighttime routine. The one thing that is keeping me from taking the leap is that I have dry skin and I am using a topical acne Rx, Ziana, which functions as a mild retinoid. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with this and if it caused any problems for you? I know this product is not a traditional retinoid with all the drying and what not but I wanted to ask. Also, what order would you apply products when adding this? I usually go tone, ziana, serum, moisturizer or hydrating mask. Would I skip any products if I added this? Thanks!
Does anyone have any suggestions for dupes? I really like the product but not the price tag for the amount you get. I've purchased the .5 oz twice now (is currently $22) and like the results but would love a cheaper alternative, hopefully one with more product that is more bang for your buck.
So I just received the Giorgio armani luminous silk in #4. I was debating on what color and thought #4 would match me but now that I try it on it seems a little dark. Wonder if you guys think I should go a shade down.. I'm a MUFE HD foundation 117 and dior foundation 020. Let me know what you think.
I'm interested in trying the COVER FX Custom Color Drops and was wondering which color is a good fit for me? My Color IQ is 2Y06. I checked Color IQ and couldn't find this particular product. Happy Tuesday!