Pro Visionary Modeling Foundation Brush #111 vs. Cover FX Brush I need a brush that will work with cream foundation and I am torn between the Sephora one and the Cover FX Cream Foundation brush. How do the 2 compare? I figure the Cover FX one will work with their cream foundation well (which is the one I am fixing to get) but it would be nice to have a more "universal" brush that will work with liquid foundation, which is normally what I get but apply with a sponge. So how do the 2 compare? Can I get the Sephora one and expect the same level of application and look as with the Cover FX one? Thanks!
im a teenager who loves makeup but is sorta on a low budget... but i dont wanna just buy low quality cheap stuff. can anyone suggest good relyable quality brands/ products that dont cost an arm and a leg?
Hello! My mother was recently down about how her face looks. She is in her 60s, grew up as a dairy farmer's daughter (in the sun..A LOT) and has gone through chemo on two seperate occasions. She now helps my grandmother when needed and does stuff for my dad, who has become disabled. Needless to say, I think her skin is a bit stressed. I think she's beautiful, but if this could help her make her feel better about things.. My sister is marrying toward the end of the year, and she really wants to look her best for photos. (She normally shys away from them). I thought a weekly exfoliation, plus an intensive moistorizor for the skin would help with the base. But I don't know what products would be best for aged/chemo skin. Also any ideas on a good primer/foundation for her? She is pale/slightly tan (she tends to stay out of the sun these days). As I stated, I am used to buying for me (30 years old), and am a bit clueless for the mature lady. I got her to the Clinque counter once, but they suggested about a billion products to buy on the spot, so she was turned off. (And a bit fustrated). Thanks for your hellp!
I've always found sunscreen worth splurging on. It's essential to your health, appearance, and aging process. Drugstore brands just don't cut it. They all turn white on my dark skin. Does anyone know of a sunscreen that won't turn white on my skin? If possible, a primer or serum would be great.
I already asked this on the product page I think, anyways I was wondering if anyone knows/has advice on what shade for the Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation SPF 20 PA+++ would match a MAC NC40 in Pro Longwear Foundation (NC35 Pro Longwear Concealer).
Hi, I've been having issues with the skin around my eyes, and the actual eye lid. They can get very dry and crepey (while the rest of my face can be more combo with no lines). Wearing shadows has recently become a nightmare, especially when my eyelids get super dry. A lot of eye creams tend to just sit on my skin and don't absorb, making shadows crease even more (I've tried difference application methods, but the result are the same). I just tossed my UD primer potion (it was getting old). I'm looking for really good eyeshadow primers that are geared more towards dry and older skin (even though I'm 25 ) . Or at least one that wont further dry out my skin. Bonus feature that would be helpful but not necessary include: long tern skin care benefits, hydrating, good for sensitive eyes, can be used also under the eye before concealer. And if there are any eye creams that really standout and that you feel would be helpful, suggestions would be great. Any help would be so greatly appreciated. Thanks, Olivyah
I put on mac photofinish primer, put on mufe hd foundation with a stippling brush, and after I do my other stuff (contouring, etc.) I use (forgot the brand!) hd setting powder. By lunch time the mild acne on my chin is showing through, my foundation looks cakey, and it sinks into lines and gathers around imperfections. How can I stop this? Thanks!
I've always had an issue with my under eye concealer looking cakey. I don't know if my technique is completely wrong, or what. I normally mosturizer my entire face, apply an eye cream and then when applying my primer over my whole face with a clean foundation brush I make sure to add some underneath my eye. I then apply my vincent longo concealer with my finger, and it always creases and looks cakey. It happens with every other concealer ive tried as well.I'm really frustrated with this because even with the concealer the vein and shadows I need to conceal are still visible. I'll try to explain what I mean by cakey, as its probably different for everyone. For me the very few lines I have under my eyes are accentuated, and then I have what looks to be patches of concealer that attaches to any dry skin I have. I'm frustrated with this and would love advice from professionals. Its' essentially the only part of my makeup routine that needs perfecting. So I'm hoping some of you could give a detailed dresciption on how to conceal under eyes without having that cakey look. You may suggest products that wouldnt be heavy and also do the job of concealing my blue vein.
i got my beauty insider card mixed up with my friends, and now i dont know which one is mine. how do i found out? or how do i found out what the number to my card is so that i could just know from the back?
Hello, I have combination-oily skin. I get shiny and oil in my T-Zone and chin while my cheeks usually stay pretty dry. For a couple years now, I have been using Clinique's Acne Solutions foundation. I find it doesn't blend as well as I would like and am still oily throughout the day (I do use blotting sheets for excess oil). I just bought NARS Sheer Matte foundation and their oil-free primer but am not noticing any sort of difference in the appearnace/shininess/oil on my face. I think it actually may be worse. By noon it still looks shinny and I have to blot it. I also use MUFU HD Microfine powder and find when I am put my makeup on the morning this does give me the velvetie feel I want...but again by noon its all lost. Does anyone in the beauty world have any recommendations? I open to trying almost anything (night lotion, foundation, primer, etc.) to help control the oil and shine. I would like to not have to worry about blotting my face throughout the day
I have combination-normal skin, cool undertones, and the fairest of the fair coloring. My major concern is very dark hyper pigmentation from past acne. I cannot seem to find a combination that works right. I really want to find a routine that lasts all day, doesn't transfer onto everything, and covers bad pigmentation. I currently use the Tarte BB cream as a primer, Estee Lauder maximum coverage foundation, and the tarte setting powder. Any reccommendations of routines that have really worked for you, primer foundation concealer and powder? I have tried most foundations sephora carries but I'm open to combinations I haven't tried! Thanks in advance!
I'm 22 years old. I've had acne since I was 13. FINALLY, I haven't been seeing a lot of actual pimples popping up, which is awesome for me! BUT I have dark spots, uneven skintone, little bumps and somewhat large pores and I am oily. Right now, I am just washing my face with normal soap and water, day and night, and have been using rubbing alcohol to clear up some bumps. I KNOW, I know it's probably super bad for my skin but it has actually been keeping things at bay until I can splurge on some products that will help me get where I want to be... *OH!* also, I want something that will help prevent wrinkles. I already have some on my forehead, they aren't horrible but I don't want them! especially this young! and also wrinkles around my mouth and sometimes I have bags under my eyes. YUCK! So I need some suggestions on a *New and Improved* skincare regimen. My main concerns are: Dark Spots Large pores Unevenness Acne (since my skin is probably still acne prone) Redness Wrinkles - forehead, around mouth, and undereyes. I would like suggestions on: Cleanser Moisterizer Exfoliator Mask Moisterizer Anti-aging Make-up primer and Foundation... and anything else you think may help me out so as I stated, I'm currently using just soap and water and some alcohol, ugh... but the foundation I'm using is make up forever (but it's too light) and Bare minerals powder matte finish. No primer just some neutrogena oil free moisterizer that is almost out... I NEED HELP! I'm ready to splurge to acheive that sense of perfection. I now know, beautiful skin is worth the money! Lol All I want is to be able to go somewhere some times without wearing makeup!!!!!!!! and when I do wear make up I want it to look FLAWLESS!!! Please help!!!
My experience with makeup is essentially non-existent, but I’m thinking it’s time to change that. That being said, I have been considering a makeup consultation to start the process and learn actual techniques rather than jumping into everything. I was considering doing this at Sephora because I've heard they have several lines of products and they seem to be less pushy than the women working in department stores I have experienced. I would visit my local Sephora store, but I am extremely intimidated and wasn't sure if they would be willing to help me as a walk-in, considering I am starting from square one and have no experience. Would the Customized Makeup Application Session be right for me? It says online there is a $50 minimum purchase; how far does $50 go at Sephora? I don’t want any extensive makeup process, just something natural and simple, and I’m really hoping it won’t cost me a fortune to achieve. Any suggestions/experience would be extremely helpful! Thank you in advance!
Hello Sephora Experts and friends, I'm still fairly new to beauty products and am making leaps and bounds except in the area of a good BB cream / Concealer / Foundation / Face Primer / Powder. In my local Sephora I was turned onto using Sephora Luminous Foundation Primer which I love and love the smell of, its slightly sticky until it dries then I put on Liquid Clinique Shade 01 Concealer, I was also sold a foundation brush (Which is so much better than my fingers). And felt set for life, for 2 weeks. Then in a hurry a few times my cell phone and clothing would have streaks of foundation across it and I fixed that problem with a light drugstore powder fair powder shade in a hurry. I'm just not happy with what's happening. It seems all this stuff is making me break-out a little bit and I can't get that pore coverage as I have a visible pore problem. I'm a fast paced person and would just loved to have one cream to even my skin tone as I have dry-ness on my forehead and nose. And oiliness in my cheeks, lip area and chin. I call it a reverse T-zone. My nationalities are Irish and Romania and I don't have freckles on my face. But my skin gets noticeably pink on my forehead and nose and a bit shiny though its not oily. And my cheeks and chin are oily and break out but not shiny. Its a nightmare. I was considering buying Nars Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Finland or Alaska I'm not sure which as their description for color is the same Isn't there a one stop foundation beauty product I can use? To illuminize, buy not over shine, even out skin tone, give me some protection from the sun and not make me break out? I can't keep up with a pore minimizer (I especially hate the bestselling pore-fessional and Too Faced Primed and Poreless thought I love their other products so please nothing like that), a primer, a foundation, and a finishing powder, or setting spray. I would settle for two maybe three things. But not four. I feel it would just be too heavy and expensive to keep up. I feel desperate and would like some good advice and to even hear similar stories. I plan on asking about a few things in the store in person but the best database of information is here online. I don't want to waste too much money as these good BB's go for 40-75 dollars. I need the right one. Warm Regards, XOXO Melissa Darnell
Hello all - I'm looking for a good moisturizer that provides SPF protection and lightens dark spots/generally evens out skin tone. If it could be oil free, that'd be fantastic as well, but I think most moisturizers that have SPF tend to have some oils or the other in them. I've been told that BB creams generally offer what I'm looking for. I've only worked with Smashbox's BB cream in Dark, and I didn't like how it matte-fied my skin or had color in it. I touch my face a lot (why I tend to avoid makeup as it is) and I hated having brown fingers! I've been using Specific Skin Care's day moisturizer, but thought I might look to see if there was anything else out there that wasn't as heavy.
I want a pretty pink blush for summer that isn't powder and narrowed it down to 3! 1- Smashbox O-Glow Intuitive Cheek Color, 2-Becca Beach Tint in Lychee and 3- MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Blush in 4 Walk of Shame. I want a blush thats dewy but not sparkly, pretty and pink, easy to put on with my fingers, will look good with my very very pale skin, light blue eyes and golden strawberry blonde hair, and Im also very young so it shouldn't look too too mature. I also wear Stila Tinted Moisturizer in Fair everyday. I'd really appriciate some guidence!! Thanks!!!
EDIT: Thank you for all the responses! Everyone has helped me a lot and gave me insight : ) Oh, and I live in Hawaii. I actually own a pressed powder I picked up while I was in Korea but I am running out. I was also noticing I tend to go over my face 2 - 3 times with it, and I realized that I was expecting too much from it. Next time I go to Sephora I will check out the Clinique powders, along with Cover FX, since those seem to be for more sensitive skin~ I also need to check out a Shiseido counter at the department store. Thank you again!
I am interested in purchasing the Makeup Forever Microfinish Blush but I have no clue what color would look best for me. I have dirty blonde hair with natural highlights, blue green eyes, and light skin but can tan easily.Help!?!
Hi, I have slight waves in my hair (resembles a frizzy bed head) and since I'm trying to grow my hair out, I'd really like to stop straightening/damaging my hair. my hair currently reaches my mid-back but I still want it longer. I'm wondering which product would be good to use to accentuate my wavy hair without making it crunchy/hard. If my hair was less frizzy I feel like the waves would look better and it could be my everyday style. Thanks for your input!
So I know that there are a ton of concealers and correctors that eliminate dark circles and redness, be they peach or green tones, but I have an awful yellow tone that circles my mouth and undereyes that is just highlighted when I use a concealer (which usually has yellow undertones). Is there a coloured corrector that I should be using in this area to contrast the yellow? Does such a thing exist?
I have a question regarding mascara application. My eyelashes are very light colored at their roots. As such, I've always struggled to apply mascara close enough to the root to darken them completely. Even when I do manage to get mascara applied neatly to the roots, my pale roots still show on the backside of my lashes (when I blink or close my eyes, etc.) Does anyone have any advice about either products, tools, or application techniques that I can utilize to apply mascara both close to my lash roots and to the backside (or underside?) of my lashes? I have been thinking about trying to apply a waterproof liquid eyeliner onto my lashes at the roots and other side of my lashes, but have no idea if this would work or what sort of brush to use. I basically just want both sides of my top lashes (and my lower lashes, but that's easy) to appear evenly coated and darkened by mascara or w/e product recommended. Lash tinting is not an option for me, unfortunately, but I'm quite skilled with makeup application (if I do say so myself!) so even seemingly difficult, time consuming, and/or product intensive advice will be most appreciated. Thank you!
I'm looking for recommendations for an eye cream/serum that hydrates (the area around my eyes get really dry and my moisturizers doesn't do much to help) and help minimizes dark circles (I believe mine are due to stress and other stuff, and partially due to genetics). Ideally, I would also like the eye cream to work well underneath my makeup (if I need to apply it in the morning) and to spend less than $50, but am willing to spend more if it is worth it. Wrinkles, puffiness and lines are not a major concern at the moment. Here's some background information. I am in my early 20s, with sensitive skin (allergic to soy) and combination skin (oily in t-zone area). I generally wear light makeup (powder or bb cream depending on the season), use mascara (not waterproof) and wash my face twice a day with a mild cleanser. I don't believe my eye makeup remover contributes to the dryness as it's pretty mild and I only recently switched from another brand. I have tried a few eye creams with unsatisfying results. I followed the directions of each products exactly and nothing came from it after weeks of continuous use. All of the products below have been recommended by a beauty associate, all of which I have sampled/purchased. I have tried: a) Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream - somewhat hydrating (would like it to be a bit more hydrating) but didn't do anything else it has made claims to b) Sephora Age Defy Eye Cream - very hydrating, but then it started becoming too greasy with just a minimal amount and I noticed waxy flakes in the morning just from 1 week of use c) Fresh Lotus Eye Gel - started off ok but then it went down hill. It left the area around my eyes stinging and red. It's the second time that it's happened to me with the Fresh brand, so I suspect I am sensitive to something in their products d) Korres Wild Rose Instant Brightening Eye Treatment - recently picked this up and am still undergoing a trial period but I am starting to experience some slight stinging of the skin underneath my eyes I would love to hear what people have to recommend. Thanks in advance for your help.
PLEASE HELP!! I've never used any make-up, but i started using it about 2 months ago, and started braking out more than usual. I have pimples on my forehead and cheeks and I didn't have as much before using make-up. I bought a boscia cleanser but it's really not working. I want a cleanser that will help my acne and take make up off. I'm undecided whether I should buy the Dermadoctor "Ain't misbehavin' acne cleanser" or the Clarisonic "Acne daily clarifying cleanser". Both have good reviews but I don't know which one will work the best to clear the acne. I want it gone ASAP!
I am currently using Chanel Perfection Lumière 22 Beige Rosé and wondering what shade I'd be with CoverFX's Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation? added 4/9/13: Thanks for your response! I forgot to mention that my Sephora does not have CoverFx available which is why I had to resort to asking on here for shade help. I also forgot to mention that in MAC Studio Sculpt I was an NC25/30 if anyone else is familiar? :-)
Which would be the best cleanser and moisturizer for rosacea prone skin - Origins mega mushroom or First Aid Beauty? I am 39 and needing an extra moisture boost. I think I need to move to a cream cleanser possibly . I am also starting to see some dark patches on my skin and darkness under the eyes? Thanks