I'm hoping to use Dior's Nude BB Cream in tandem with the Lancome Dual Finish for my daily moisturizing/foundation routine. The only foundation that I've found that has ever truly matched my skin tone is Matte Neutralle II by Lancome in their Dual Finish product. I'm fairly pale most of the time, yet have olive to neutral undertones. I'm hoping to get a good BB/CC cream to wear with the dual finish product in order to help treat and cover my acne. I will also be purchasing a new concealer, however I'd rather have this focused exclusively on covering my dark circles, as I find many concealers just cause my sometimes cystic acne to become dry, flaky, and very red, or oily products cause further breakouts. It may be important to note that I'm not 100% set on the Dior Nude BB cream, it's just the one that seems to have the best reviews. I would love to be able to visit in store to swatch everything out, however I am an 8 hour drive from the nearest store. Bonus points if you can recommend a good concealer for me! Preparing to buy a completely new foundation/concealer/moisturizing routine.
I was just doing some research on different sunscreens and noticed that some people said to use sunscreen daily and have it be the last step-after all of my make-up is put on. I prefer a matte finish to my face and whenever I have tried to put on my sunscreen last, I've never been satisfied with the outcome. I usually put my sunscreen on after my moisturizer but before my foundation and I've never had a problem with it before. Is there a reason why I should put on my sunscreen last? (And if so, what kind of sunscreen can I use to keep my face looking matte instead of shiny?)
I purchased Sephora Regenerating Oil Serum a couple months ago. Now I can't remember if it was to use in place of my Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough or for another purpose. If it was to replace the Philosophy product does it do everything that When Hope is Not Enough does?
Any suggestions as to how to pick the right shade of foundation when the actual product is not available to try? I've ordered from Sephora online before, but am wanting to change and try a new foundation, and am wondering how to choose the right shade. I don't want the hassle of ordering, waiting for it to ship, just to find it's the wrong shade and have to send it back.
Ok so I am a mother of 4 and many times I just don't have the time or the energy to do my makeup/hair... When I don't get done up I look like death, seriously I have the worst dark circles under my eyes and look like I haven't slept in forever (which is most of the time)... I would like to know what are some of the products of you use, what are your routines and favorite items so you don't look dead but doesn't take more than 5 minutes tops? As always thanks for your help!!!
I have used Kat VonD Lock it foundation in light 48 and YSL foundation in Beige 40. I want to try Tarte Amazonian 12 hour full coverage foundation but I don't know which color. Can you please suggest a shade??
Have any of you tried Astara Skincare products? They have stellar reviews, and from what I've been reading, they contain healthy ingredients that are good for our skin. I'm thinking of ordering the Blue Flame Purification Mask (it's supposed to be really good for oily and acne-prone skin). Any feedback would be most appreciated!
I've been searching for a good bb cream, tinted moisturizer, or any base makeup that I can take to India! I'm going to India during the summer and I know the weather there is extremely humid!! I need something that can last in the summer heat, and something that's very quick and easy to apply (preferably using fingers)! Please let me know thank youuuu
I have really dry skin from eczema but an oily nose, I don;t know what foundation to use, I feel like the ones I try always make my skin look really bad. I also don't want to spend way too much money, what should I do?
Hi, Funny to admit, but I'm 30-something who never wore make-up even semi-regularly until the last 6 months. I got colour matched at a Sephora and came out as Colour IQ number 2R04. After half a face in foundation mousse, my consultant recommended Laura Mercier's Oil Free Primer, Tinted Moisturizer, and Mineral Powder for my foundation. This is working really well for me, but I think I'm over-embracing my recent fondness for make-up. Now, I'm convinced I need everything that everyone else is doing, lol. What I really wonder is ---> how does a person know if they need concealer? How do you choose a concealer colour? Do I need concealer? How do I use concealer without looking cakey? Included are photos of my face with make-up and without for reference (part and hair colour slightly different).
Hi Everyone I am planning to redo my makeup collection and I wanted to ask all of you what items should I look into getting for my skin color and skin type. I have combination skin. So what are the "must haves" lipsticks, blush, eyeshadow,etc shades/colors should I get. They can be from sephora and Mac. ☺️
The following two brands (Derma E and Juice Beauty) haven't been addressed here--at least I think they haven't--so I was wondering if anyone reading this has tried them. What are your thoughts? Both of these brands have very high reviews, but before I commit, I'd be curious in knowing what your experience has been in using either one of them. My reason for inquiring about these two specifically is because they're both organic, paraben-free, phthalate-free, GMO-free, sodium-lauryl sulfate-free, petroleum-free, mineral-oil free, gluten-free, dye-free, 100% vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and enriched with healthy vitamins, botanicals, and antioxidants. I would appreciate any feedback you wish to offer!
I want them to look natural and not obvious that they're filled in or anything. Wanted to make sure what shade fit me best before I purchase it online. My hair color is dark brown, almost black. What shade should I get?
i have okay eyebrows. when i shape them they look good but i want to make them look fuller. is there any eyebrow product i could use. btw im REALLY BAD at making them look good even with art education.... i dont want them to look like i actually drew them on, i want them natural. i tried anastasia brow pomade, not good.
I'm looking for a long wearing foundation for my 49 year old combination skin. I've been wearing EL double wear light (intensity 1 is a perfect match). However it often looks Cakey. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks