I have about 1300 points and have been eyeing the MJ 1000 point perk for a while. I'm a little unsure about the colors suiting me. I'm NW20 in MAC, (1Y06 Sephora), blue eyes, fair skin, blonde hair. Will it end up making me look like a vampire? As well, I tend to prefer lipsticks rather than glosses so that is a concern too. Does the gloss wear well over the lipstick or not really? When I think gloss I think MAC Lipglass which is OK to wear a dab over lipstick, but it's too sticky for me to wear by itself, and it lasts about 5 minutes on me. What do you guys think?
I am looking for a foundation to make my skin look amazing. I know that really depends on my preference but I would like some foundation recommendations. I have oily, acne prone skin and I currently use Makeup Forever HD foundation (177). The color is close but just a tad on the yellow side, but it's not something that I haven't been able to work with. My best color match is actually a drug store brand (loreal true match N8) but unfortunately it breaks me out...BAD! I like the finish of the MUFE foundation, but I want something that gives me a little glow, but also something that doesn't make me too oily. Any suggestions? I have tried NARS sheer glow and absolutely loved the finished, but it creased really bad and if I remember correctly, it broke me out some.
I don't really have a question, just sharing this observation. My face produces oil at a crazy rate. Every day I would do my makeup and by 10:00 I'd be crazy oily. I buy those blotting films by the skid and use blot powder constantly. I finally opted to try my serum and foundation without moisturizer and what a huge difference! And my moisturizer is an oil control lotion (from MAC) but it was still giving me an un-needed boost of moisture. I tried a few primers but they didn't really help. It's funny - we (or maybe just I lol) are so programmed to think we MUST use a moisturizer every morning, but clearly that isn't true. I do use an excellent serum (Estee Lauder Perfectionist) and foundation (Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint) and love them, so I am getting excellent skincare benefits from those. Maybe in the winter things will change, but I can't believe it took me so long to figure this out!
Hi My mom has normal to dry skin. But she sweats alot on her face and has large pores and discolorations on her cheeks and dark lids. I'm looking for a) a good primer for her pores...would benefit porefessional do the job? b) a full coverage concealer that hides her discolorations well ...I ordered tartes maracuja creasless concealer should I stick with it or go with another one?
Hi, folks-- I have very thick hair that is slightly wavy that goes to about mid-back. It will totally stay stick straight if I blow it out or use a flat iron. But if I want to coax it in the other direction and get soft curls, they fall within an hour or two. Short of dousing my hair with an entire can of hairspray, what other solutions are there? I'd love to keep the look soft and with movement. I typically use rollers, but sometimes a curling or flat iron. Thanks in advance for your help!
I enjoy my face pores. My nose pores - not so much. I've always had a problem with them (mostly because I didn't know how to deal with them). I used to use those Biore strips, but then read that they are actually terrible and a big no-no. I'm not looking for anything to cover them, I'm looking for a long-term solution to cleaning them out and shrinking them Thanks for the help, you wonderful people!
Hi, I'm in need of a new eye primer. I have been using the Nars Pro Prime. It has been the best I've tried so far but recently it's starting to let me down. I don't know if it's the warmer weather or the eye shadow I'm using but every thing has been creasing, smudging, and/or fading by mid day. My eyelids are super oily, I never even put concealer on them because it never stays. I've already tried Urban Decay and have never liked that one. I've even used the hourglass face primer on my eyelids but that didn't help much either. Can anyone recommend a good eye primer for me? I would also prefer the eye primer to be paraben free. Thank you.
I have a lot of redness around my nose, and no matter what foundation or primer I use, the foundation always seems to rub off around my nose. Yes, I rub my nose a lot because of allergies. But also I find that retouching my makeup that often is too troublesome. Whenever I rub my nose with a tissue, I see all the foundation/concealer around there rub off. This happens with any foundations that I use and it really bothers me!! Does anyone know why this is happening to me??
Hey guys, Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a body balm or lotion that would help cover up stretch marks or make skin tone look more even? I'm a light medium tone. I've already tried Matte body perfection gel by PERFEKT but I think it looked sort of orange on the skin. Didn't look too natural & really had to work it into the skin.
Help Please!! I got matched to Laura Mercier Smooth finish fluide in butterscotch. For the laura mercier foundation shade does warm mean yellow and cool mean pink? or is it the other way around? For reference I am a mac nc35. Thanks Tina
I am using smashbox 15 hour studio skin liquid, but I didn't realize that non-acnegenic and non-comedogenic are not the same thing- and smashbox is only non-acnegenic which means it can still clog pores. I love the foundation, but I can't continue to use it. I am looking for medium or medium-full coverage, similar finish to my current foundation (im not sure what it is but gives me hydration), and I tried to search on sephora and filter non-comedogenic but its not even an option. HELP PLEASE my skin clogs so easily.
I bought ABH brow powder during the Rouge event, The SA who helped me suggested me to buy Chocolate, But in day light it looks red-ish on me,My hair and brows are Black and eyes are Brown and my skin colour is medium,,,Now what colour should I buy Brunette or Ebony? I don't want to buy wrong colour and go to exchange again.
I have about 50 lipsticks but hardly any are neutral. Every time I go to purchase one I come out with a bright color. Case in point - this weekend I purchased my first two Kat Von D lipsticks in Adora and Thin Lizzy. The nudes/neutrals look so boring in comparison so I need help. The one I have and really love is Urban Decays Super Saturated in Naked. I am am fair, blonde hair and blue eyes (MAC NW20 if that helps). Thanks. :-)
For years I have only worn eyeliner and mascara for my makeup. I will occasionally use TruMatch powder foundation if I feel the need but I would like to branch out and use a non-powder foundation and also use more makeup in general (eyeshadow, blush, etc.). There is so much to choose from and I know what I want, I just don't know where to start. I would like an everyday natural look but with a shimmery eyeshadow. I would say that I have medium fair skin and have blue eyes if that helps. Can you give any advice on where to start/what products you think would work that I could try?
I've been using SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser for years and it's hands down the best face cleanser I have ever used!! It's foamy, milky, my face feels clean and fresh but not dry and it has a luxurious rose scent!!The only problem is it's kinda pricey here in the state (4.1 oz $75, it's usually around $62 in TW). My last bottle is almost out and I think It's about time to try something new. Please help me find a foamy cleanser that's non greasy yet wont dry out my skin and is gentle enough to use it with my clarisonic. thx (My skin is super sensitive and acne-prone.)
So I have my eye on the bobbi brown foundation stick because I believe it could make a good concealer (i dunno for sure), it comes in a variety of shades and it looks creamy enough to maybe work. The best that I have used and I am still currently using is the Laura Mercier duo concealer (the one that has two colors). CAN ANY OF YOU LET ME KNOW?
Okay so I went into sephora today to purchase a large size of the hourglass mineral veil primer as I was given a sample and I LOVE IT! Im a bit confused though, when I looked on the sephora site it says it has an SPF 15 in it. At the store the girl said 'uh idk, it has never had one' when I asked why it didn't advertise that it had a built in SPF. When I got home I took my primer out of the packaging and was really baffled. They had a sticker over top of the package label..it still said 'Veil Mineral primer, oil free' but didn't have the broad spectrum 15 label that I had seen on so many bottles. So I peeled the sticker off and sure enough the packaging underneath said it has SPF 15. Does my primer have SPF or not? I wanted to buy this specifically for the SPF as I am already oily and I want extra protection. Please help!
Hi - i need an expert's feedback on how to apply eyeliner on without it smudging. I've tried applying primer such like Too Face's Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay's Primer Potion with eyeliners like Urban Decay 24/7, Nars Larger than Life, Bobbi Brown Gel liner, and Chanel Long-lasting eyeliner. The primers didn't work on me. My eyelids do get oily for some reason when my entire face is normal to dry. What am i doing wrong or what am i not using correctly?
Hello! So pretty recently my foundation has been acting up. Whenever I apply foundation I ALWAYS get this cakey, dry skin look. I do have dry skin but I always exfoliate and moisturize before I apply my foundation. That being said I also have acne. And normally that's where I find it cakes the most but I don't have acne all over my face, even where I have smooth skin I see that it's cakey. The cakey makeup won't go away. It's also seems like you can see the peach fuzz on my face, it's so weird. I use my Laura Mercier foundation with my Cover FX liquid foundation brush. I put on my NYX Pour Filler primer and put on my foundation. I truly put on a thin layer, a thin enough layer that I still see the redness from my acne (which I dislike but I'd rather have my acne showing than a full of cakey makeup.) After putting on my foundation I would normally set my face with a matte powder (which makes the cakey makeup look even more worse.) Add bronzer and blush (height of the cake.) I have no clue what to do anymore. I've tried different foundations, all the way to pricey top of the line ones, to drugstore ones. I've tried different ways of putting the foundation on, my fingers, a sponge, a brush. I've tried BB cream. Nothing is working. Can anyone please save me from this makeup nightmare? Thanks in advance!