Hey ladies, I was just going through the skincare products and really wanted to see what your thoughts were on certain products so I thought I'd start a questionnaire type thing because I'm hunting for new skincare products and wanted to know what others use/works. What is your skin type? Morning Routine: What is your favorite everyday cleanser? What do you cleanse with on acne/oily or dry days? What do you use to exfoliate? Do you use a toner? Which one is your HG? What has been your favorite serum? What serum have you tried that you would like to get or recommend for others? Oil-free or oil moisturizer? What moisturizer do you use? SPF, yes or no? If yes, which one do you use or is it in your moisturizer? Nighttime Routine: What do you use to remove makeup? Do you use any oils or balm cleansers? What do you use to cleanse your face after makeup removal or on days of no makeup? What is your favorite mask for the following: Hydration? Exfoliation? Soothing? What toner do you use in the evening? Do you use a heavy duty treatment serum? Do you switch up your evening serums? What is your favorite night cream? ---- I know some people won't have answers to all the categories but I figured this is a good way of getting a lot of my questions answers (and I'm sure others' as well). I would really appreciate your answers!
I want to switch back to a powder foundation - I go back and forth. The only powder foundation I've used in the past is MAC Studio Fix. I'd like something not quite as powdery if that makes sense. Does anyone have any experience with Guerlain's? All my liquid foundations are from Guerlain and I love them so much so thought their powder might be just as good. All suggestions are welcome but I don't want sheer coverage. I have good skin, no real issues except some red/pink undertones I like to cover. http://www.sephora.com/lingerie-de-peau-powder-fou ndation-P388986?skuId=1633585
Two things. For some reason at the end of the day the makeup on my nose, around my nose and on my chin seem to be completely worn off. How can I get makeup int these areas to STAY on!! Also I use concealer for my under eyes. I use narz creamy concealer and then I set it with some powder and a beauty blender. And tips on how to make it not look Cakey or any suggestions on products? Thank you!!!!!!
Hi, I work in an office with fluorescent lighting and am wondering why type of makeup, specifically foundation, would suit this type of lighting. I have an almost yellow skin tone that tans easily in the summer. Thank you!
I currently use Nars All Day Luminous Powder Foundation in Monte Blanc. I am curious what other powders are available from different brands that would be roughly the same color. There is no Sephora Store where I live, so online is my only hope. Thank you in advance!
I am looking for a foundation that is light and not heavy. I do not normally wear foundation but have latley noticed more freckles and a few red spots that I would like to cover up. Something that will even out my face but not obvious that I have make up on. What type of foundation is recomened for me to try? Remember I am new to foundation!
Hello, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good foundation and primer for extremely dry skin? The foundation also needs to come in very light shades. I also have problems with acne, so I need something with full or buildable coverage and I prefer liquid foundations since they are more hygienic than anything in a pot or compact. Thanks.
I've been using Josie Maran's compact bronzer for two years. She no longer makes it. . This was the absolute best bronzer I have ever found for my light, dry, sensitive skin. Any replacement recs? I absolutely cannot use talc-based products or products containing perfum/fragrance
I am 17 and I am currently battling acne, the breakouts usually occur on my cheeks and I've been using Tretinoin Cream to treat it. However I still have a lot of blemishes and I fear scarring like crazy, so is there anything that i can use on my oily combination skin?
Hello, I have been trying to find a highlighter that is more of a matte and not a shimmer and I have read some very good reviews about Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT - Radiant Touch. I was wondering what shade to purchase. Please help! My current foundation is tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage in light-neutral and my color match is #2Y05. I am a light medium with warm/neutral undertones and if possible prefer to stay away from anything that is too yellow in color. I was looking at color 2.5 but I'm concerned that might be too dark to be used as a highlighter not a concealer.
so I am 17 and i am acne prone on my cheek area, i have an oily combination skin and i am really looking to just better my skin to cure and get rid of any blemishes or acne scars. Any products i can use?
How important is beauty branding to you? I started thinking about it when K Jenner was chosen by Estee Lauder as their new face (which totally turned me off the brand…not that I was a big buyer of it before). That's the last sort of image I want to buy. But SKII does a lovely job with Kate Blanchett, Tom Ford keeps his brand edgy (barely) with elegance, Lime Crime turns many off and many newer and edgier brands never cross over (or do when they turn a little more mainstream…think Urban Decay). So I'm curious…what brand images impact your purchase and what images resonate with women today? Or do you just not care….?
Hi ! I have dry skin, and NARS luminous weightless foundation makes my skin even drier and leathery so I wanted to try Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation but I don't know what shade to purchase. In NARS I'm Benares, Dark 3. Please help, thank you !
Has anyone tried this yet? I noticed its finally back in stock and am deciding which shade to choose, between dark blonde and brunette. I need something warm toned, im currently using the brunette gel in ABH but i find the wand too big, and messy. I want something to lighten my brows on days when i don't feel like doing them or to add onto powder
Hello, can anyone help, I'm 42 and have sundamaged skin but more importantly lines and wrinkles. I'm looking for a great primer to mask some of the wrinkles and fine lines and stop my foundation from finding those wrinkles and making them more obvious. There are so many primers, I'm lost.
I have used so many eye cream and under eye primers and nothing seems to work. My concealer always seems to crease or looking cake. I have been using nars creamy concealer with the banana setting powder and everyone seems to love it but me. I have extremely dry skin, but I have a good skincare regimen that I like besides a under eye cream. Any techniques or products to help??
I am 30 and have been looking for an eye care product that multi-tasks (fights lines and sagging). I have found 2 that I am really interested in: NutriPerfect Eye Serum and the Bio-Performance Super Corrective Eye Cream. (they both seem like they do the same thing...not even sure what the main differences are, except one is a cream and one is a serum) However, neither one of these has retinol. Is retinol really that necessary for anti-aging? If I layered a retinol product with one of these, would that be ok? I am just overwhelmed by skincare in general!
I purchased the Mia 3 as I have always had dry skin. With the use of it so far i have noticed my face is turning flaky. I have been using the Sephora instant moisturizer after cleansing but still my skin isn't the greatest. Also I have horrible dark circles so I'm unsure what affordable cream I can get to diminish them as much as possible.
What is the difference in tarte's Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen and tarte's BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen? Which one is a lighter coterage? Do you recommend one? Is one better for oily skin than the other?
lancome effacernes vs. make up forever lift concealer: I'm fair skinned, and at 22 I have very puffy, dark under eye circles thanks to genetics and terrible allergies. Which of these would work best? if you have other suggestions that work for my type of under eye leave them here too please!
Hello], I am interested in a high performing eye cream and/or treatment. I have been using Obagi for several years, then a friend suggested Rodan & Fields. I've only used the latter for an eye cream. It's ok for moisturizing, but I have noticed firming, helping the dark circles, etc. I have been told the Obagi products have the most prescription strength ingredients over store bought, but I am open to suggestions. I am 46, caucasian woman with a history of dark circles and now fine lines.
Hi!!! I have a combination skin. My skin does break out and has a lot of blemishes, so that's why I always want to find a good foundation with medium to full coverage and does not cause break out. However it is so hard to find a right foundation or any primer for my skin. I have tried a lot of different foundations and my skin always gets super oily after two to three hours, which normally my skin is not oily at all. I am currently using the Estee Lauder- Double Wear, Dolge&Gabbana- the perfect luminous, and Chanel-perfect lumiere. Sadly, they all make me greasy There is only one time when I had a Chanel's makeup artist did my face foundation, it looked flawless and matt for the whole day. Unfortunately, I cannot do it by myself. I try to keep my base minimal by only applying the moisturizer and sometimes Hourglass primer before the foundation to avoid heavy greasy stuff on my face. So do you have any suggestion?
So, I am most likely going to Florida for my 21st birthday in April... I live in Chicago and it just won't get warmer! lol Anyways, I wanna start prepping now, so I am currently in the market for a sunscreen for my face, I have really sensitive skin, currently right now I use Clinique Moisture Surge as my moisturizer and I don't think that has any SPF in it. I used to be really oily, but this past winter I became relatively dry, so thats why I switched over to the Moisture Surge. However I finally have my acne under control and I would consider my skin to be probably normal now but I have been trying out some new foundations and after I few hours I am oily... So maybe I have normal/combo... I'm not sure. I also am really scared to try out new things on my face because I tend to break out easy.. So some other face products I am using are Purity Facial Cleanser as my cleanser and I like the Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliator and the Laura Mercier Flawless Face Polish (OMG my face has never been so soft after using that stuff) So those are some products that I have used and don't break me out. Sorry if I am a little all over the place, I am just trying to give as much info as possible. I also want maybe like a BB/CC Cream or even a tinted Moisturizer because I still have some acne scars that I am trying to get rid of and I want to cover up. I also want some hair products that you would recommend for like being in the sun and such... like styling products or anything really lol My hair is pretty long and mostly straight and I have dark brown/ black hair that I recently got Ombred about a month ago so now I kinda have like a natural looking ombre going on with my hair (dark to light/caramel brown) And any other products you would recommend for being out in the hot sun! WOW, sorry that was a lot and all over the place! But thank you in advance for any advice or recommendations!!
I am 46, and have large pores and wrinkles. I have been using Bare Minerals foundation, and it's fine. But it doesn't hide these problem areas very well. Which foundation would you recommend? I have what feels like dry skin when clean, but oily as the day progresses.