My mom asked for a fluffy powder brush for Christmas and said that since she's getting older (late 40s) she can't just use the puff that comes with it anymore because it settles into lines so she needs a fluffy brush to blend it out. I was thinking about it and I think maybe she needs a primer instead (I'm going to get a brush anyways but I might also get her a primer). Are there primers that cater to her issue or is there a different solution? side note: in terms of makeup she only uses a light layer of powder (I think it's l'oreal) and sometimes tinted lip balm, nothing else
Hello, I am interested in a new under eye concealer brush and am looking at either the Kat Von D Lock it Edge Concealer Brush or Marc Jacobs The Concealer Brush. The shape of both these look fairly similar. I have the Sephora Pro 57 brush which works quite well but was interested in something with a different shape. Would you recommend going with the Kat Von D brush or the Marc Jacobs? Thank you!
What are some tips for a flawless makeup application? More specifically the foundation application. My normal routine is excite, moisturize, prime and apply my foundation followed by blush and or bronzer. But I'm never happy with the result. I've tried numerous primers. He I find that my imperfections still show through. What are some tips to really maximize my routine?
I'm looking for a product that will hydrate my skin from being dry and being oily when its hot or humid outside. my t zone can get oily so i want to know what's the best pick? also please tell me the difference between laura's tinted moisturizer broad spectrum and the oil free?
Hi! I have a very sensitive skin and lately I am having quite a hard time with it. I am 40 (already!) and still have acne (little, very deep under the skin type of pimples, not exactly what you see on those acne treatment informercials). It will breakout for several reasons (hormone, heat, stress...) I followed different treatment for that (even with a dermatologist) and I found out that, because my skin is very sensitive, using acne treatment actually make it worst somehow...my combination skin is often mistaken for a very oily one because as soon as I use something too strong my skin get's oily to cope with the harsh ingredients. So, I am looking for new products for my skin because what I am using right now cause my skin to breakout a lot and my skin is itchy. I am using clinique products (the more gentle soap, the no.2 clarifying lotion, the turnaround revitalizing serum and the moisturizing gel). I am using the Neutrogena CC cream instead of a fondation. Usually when I combine a very gentle soap with very light moisturizing I am doing fine. I would like to know the products that may be better for me (from soap to moisturizer), which BB or CC cream to use, well, which skin care would make my skin better. I know my skin is not typical but maybe that might help other women that also have a very difficult skin. It's hard to find a product that will soothe and prevent acne, help with those first wrinkles as well as be gentle on a skin that won't put up with ingredients that are too strong. Thank you so much for your help! Ps. I hope the writing is not too bad, english is my second langage
I need a new moisturizer for the winter. I have very dry skin that peels but my skin can also be very oily. I need a moosturizer that is going to help my makeup last all day and not look oily. But I also need something that helps with my dry and sensitive skin. Any recommendations?
Hi experts! I'm 38 years old and I have super super dry skin with fine wrinkles and a loss of firmness. I've been using the "drunk elephant serums (for day and night)" and the "perricone face finishing moisturizer" on top The "face finishing moisturizer" is not hydrating enough for me in fall, when the humidity drops and the heater takes away the rest of the humidity. I was thinking to switch to either "Perricone hypoallergenic nourishing moisturizer" or "Peter Thomas Roth mega rich intensive anti aging". What do you think? What works best with my drunk elephant serums? Should I switch to moisturizer for daytime and a richer version for night time? Thanks so much in advance!!!
Hello! I'm looking for a tool to use with my Diorskin Nude Compact. The sponge it came with is longer usable... Are there any recommended sponges good for pressed powder? Or brushes? I've been searching for forever on the sephora website and out of luck. Thanks in advance!
I know that the Nars Sheer Glow is technically water based, but being as the second ingredient is a silicone I'm wondering if I'd be able to avoid having my makeup pill/bead/generally apply weirdly with the Hourglass primer despite the fact that it's mineral/silicone based. Has anyone tried this combo before? I'm also looking into the Smashbox Photo Finish Light primer but I'm very scared about switching up so much of my base makeup with my skin's pretty unrelenting sensitivity (other than being sensitive my skin is combo-oily but I'm not afraid of needing to blot or powder). Thanks!
I've been using Urban Decay's Naked concealer for a while and although I love the formula, I absolutely cannot stand the chemical smell it has! I've used Too Faced's Born This Way (thought it was too sticky and shiny) and NARS Creamy concealer (thought it was too dry and cakey) so I'd prefer something more of a light-medium coverage that isn't too drying or too sticky. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advanced!
I have previously gotten 1R02 on the Color IQ chart, and it's not too dark, but it looks way too yellow on me. I have dry skin, and want a medium-to-full coverage foundation. Any color/foundation recommendations? Thanks to all suggestions.
Hello! My foundation is starting to look slightly orange on me. It is fairly new and I use primers and setting powder. I currently wear Sephora 10hr wear in Light Cream 20 (Y). What would be a lighter shade? My Skin IQ is 2y06. Thank you!!!!!!!
Hi everyone, I am new to this so please bare with - I am going to Florida on holiday the end of this month for my birthday - and I am DESPERATE to buy myself some decent makeup.. I am 21 years old and have combination skin and a lot of milia (white heads) around my eyes and blackheads on my nose and a bit on my chin, my tzone is very oily also my cheeks can be sometimes! my face is a little bit red too. I am not happy with my skin and would love to buy the right products to cover this up. I am also quite pale and tend to wear ivory shades. I rarely get breakouts but my skin isn't in that great condition! I do wear makeup but not a lot. can somebody please recommend decent concealer, foundations, powders, highlight/bronzer, contouring, the LOT! I have saved hard for this holiday and cannot wait to treat myself!! ive heard a lot about abh, nars, nyx, UD etc. - but don't want to waste money on something that wouldn't suit me. thank you for all your help ladies I look forward to your replies! lab5991 xxx
Hello, I've been using the Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Corrections Pads for quite some time now. I noticed a month or two ago that they were out of stock, and now the website states that they cannot be shipped to the US. I was wondering why is this item no longer available for purchase here? and will it be again? I also noticed that Sephora stores no longer carry this product. I have had great results using the pads, and I would preferably like to continue using them as well as purchasing them through Sephora. Otherwise, what other products would you recommend that are similar? Greatly appreciate your response. Thanks
I want to purchase the Kat Von D shade and light eye shadow palette, Too Faced bon bon palette, and the Tarte tartelette in bloom palette. I want to buy one right now but I don't know which one to get first! I don't wear much eye shadow, but I sometimes will wear warm matte eye shadow which already own some. I am looking for a good palette that I can use for special occasions, such as homecoming, and on an everyday basis too.
Hi! I recently got engaged and I'm taking engagement photos with my fiancé in October. I really need to find a foundation that will look good in our pictures. I'm of medium/dark complexion. I have dry sensitive skin. I don't want anything that will look or feel heavy on my skin. I have a few dark spots and hyper pigmentation around my chin. I really just want to even out my skin tone. Any Suggestion?
Hey! I have dry/combination textured skin, especially in the triangle area between my nose bridge and under my eyes/ on top of my cheeks. I've been told they're closed comedones. It's been really difficult finding a foundation that didn't cling onto dry patches (that don't appear UNTIL I put on foundation or concealer) and end up making my skin look scaley and unflattering. I need to find a concealer and primer to pair it with the tinted moisturizer that won't accentuate the textured skin I have and one that hydrates and blends easily. Products I've tried : Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Foundation Too Faced Hangover Primer Smashbox Hydrating Primer MUFE Hydrating Primer So far only the Bareminerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Gel is working in terms of not showing dry patches and flakes. The only major problem I have with it is that the finish looks oily around my T-zone but nothing a little Laura Mercier translucent powder can't fix.
I am looking for the best Dipbrow shade from Anastasia I do have dirty blonde hair and, black eyebrows! I was wondering what shade I should get (I was thinking of Medium Brown) I do like to go a shade or 2 darker with my eyebrows!!! Thank you so much!
What's a good foundation/bb cream/tinted moisturizer and concealer that won't look flakey on my cheeks and on my nose, and it looks cakey around my cheeks. I do moisturize every night and in the morning, yet my skin gets super dry whenever I put anything besides skincare products on. Should I use a primer? Or should I just try different products?
I have been wanting to try out a new lipstick, but I need help finding one. I like the look of most matte lipsticks, but they leave my lips too dry. I have tried the NYX matte lip creams, but they leave my lips dry and it doesn't last long. I want to get lipstick that lasts and doesn't transfer onto anything/anyone. I basically want lipstick that makes me forget I'm wearing it. I am open to trying lip stains, but I don't personally have experience with them so I wouldn't know what kind to get. Just nothing overly glossy! Please help! I need opinions. Thanks -Gaby