Hello, community. I have been suffering my genetic acne ever since 9 years old. Right now I am 20. In the past 6 months, I have really crazy about skincare for both reducing the chance breakout and erasing all the hyper-pigmentation that is left as well as using makeup during the daytime. Of course I know that using makeup is not for my skin but I had no choice because I need to deal with my client in the workplace. So here is my current skincare routine: Shiseido: Pureness Foaming Cleansers Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corretor Dior Hydralife Collection(Serum, Moisturizer and Eye Cream) Ole Henriksen: PowerPeel Spa Kit(Once a Week) My current foundation routine: Dior Hydralife Moisturizer Dior Glow Maximizer Primer Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Wear Makeup(021 Linen) MUFE Full Cover Concealer Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder Face Mist One thing I think I am lack off is a product which contain BHA acid(preventing more breakout) and a retinoid serum(promote new skin cells regeneration). Is that true? Or am I missing some other things as well? My goal is to get a complexion with no need to wear foundation by the end of of 2014. Thanks!!!
Hello everyone. I need help. I am 21 with very strange skin. I guess you would call it combination; it is very dry around the cheek areas and a bit on my forehead but it gets extremely oily throughout the day. I have tiny bumps on my forehead that appear to be acne under my skin. I do not really break out anywhere else, however, the bumps on my forehead do not clear up! I had my son 7 months ago so I understand that may have somethign to do with it. They are so irritating, I have tried a MILLION products to clear them up and absolutely nothing has worked. I've tried different cleansers, toners, masks, moisturizers. But the problem is, it always feels dry even after moisturizer but then gets very oily. I also have very very very large pores around my nose and on my cheeks that seem to be so apparent. I would really like a smooth complexion. I have tried at least 10 different foundations; liquids, powders, loose, minerals. I have tried endless primers, sprays, creams, etc. Needless to say, I have spent quite a pretty penny trying to a) clear my face and b) hide my pores for my than 10 minutes after applying my face makeup. Right now, I kinda skipped a lot of my products and have only been using a clay mask (3x week), a very light cleanser and moisturizer as my daily routine to see if my skin will tolerate that instead of other harsh products. I am also limiting my foundation to just a tinted moisturizer and some powder but my cheeks are very red and I do love my full coverage at times. I just want minimized pores and a smooth complexion and for these darn bumps to get off my forehead! Please help and thanks for taking the time to read this.
I lived in Beijing from when I was 11-19 and I only had the occasional breakout before my period. When I went back last summer to visit I broke out horribly on both of my cheeks after 3 months or so (my parents have never had acne problems in their life so it wasn't genetic). I blame it on the pollution but I do have to say stress and the scorching humid weather probably contributed as well. Discussion: Have you ever had any skin problems resulting from pollution? How did you deal with it? Can the effects of air pollution on our skin be prevented?
Hi everyone, I'm looking for a product that can minimalize/vanish fine lines under the eyes. I'm 23 and I just noticed this a couple months ago. I really don't know what product to try or look into, so I would love suggestions. I also have dark circles but no products have helped with them (I've tried skyn icelandic relief eye cream, REN vita mineral active 7 eye gel and ORIGINS ginzing refreshing eye cream), which makes me believe that they could just be hereditary or the result of my severe dust allergies/chronic sinusitis. I don't have any other eye concerns! My skin is pretty normal, but a bit on the sensitive side. I don't have a price range either! Thanks for your help in advance
So i went to sephora and got matched to a 3.5 in the Urban Decay naked foundation and i liked it on and it looked fine as i walked around the mall and also when i went outside to walk to target i got a sample but for some reason i feel like it looks to pink for my face now that ive worn it two times. I believe im cool toned (im pretty sure) and im light but not super duper pale but im also not medium and i get redness in my cheeks especially when im outside in the sun or when im walking. Ive been matched as NW 30 in mac but that was a shade too dark for my skin so im assuming im NW 25 or NW 20 I dont know if i should go for a 3.0 or 4.0 can i even wear a yellow toned based foundation even if im pink toned?
I have legitimate amber eyes. Although I love that they're so different and rare, the problem that arises is every time I have t indicate my eye color I have to select "brown" as there is no "amber" option. This may seem mundane to some but the thing is, colors that bring out brown eyes are NOT the same which bring out amber eyes. I have scoured the internet and youtube and there is nothing for people with my eye color. The other problem that arises is in concerns to hair color. Although my eyes are warm, my skin is veryyyy much cool, light in fact with pink undertones. Therefore, what may wash out my skin and make it ruddy looking will, by the same token, make my eyes look incredibly bright. Is there ANY one else who has a similar issue? Cool skin and warm eyes? What do you do for hair color in this situation? Go with what suits your skin? And what colors should I be using on my eyes? Yellows bring out the yellow flakes in my eyes but look terrible on my skin.... My hair is currently in the process of being lightened, the brassy color looks TERRIBLE on my skin but makes my eyes look super bright.
My sister has been complaining that her flatiron doesn't work because her hair doesn't steam... Are flatirons supposed to make your hair steam? I always thought that when your hair steams, it means that your hair is burning....
Could you provide a place on your website that identifies product lines that do and DO NOT test on animals? I have pledgerd to buy cruelty free this year and this would make it much easier to stick with sephora rather than resort to other websites. Thank You!
About 2 days ago i received my order which came with 3 free samples. One of the samples, the Rosabotanica perfume sample, was empty.The rest were okay except for this one. I was wondering if its possible to get a new one and how?
Hello! I would like some help in achieving the natural look. That does not look dramatic when I try it Because I'm A newbie. I'm A Latina with black brown hair and dark chocolate eyes. Any ideas? And I have beige gold skin with blue undertones
I'm headed on a island vacation next week, and I'm wondering what people's suggestions are for the best beach makeup... I wish I didn't have to wear any, but some old acne scars/dark spots prevent me from being able to go totally bare. I'm looking for something that's going to be pretty sweat-proof, and provide decent coverage without looking like I'm fully done up. Maybe a good blush & bronzer too? I was reading about Josie Maran's gelee blush & liked the sound of it. Anyone have any suggestions??
Hi! First time I've written in for advise, but am in desperate need of some good ideas! I work loooong hours as an ER nurse and have no time to tweak my makeup....barely have time to use bathroom-ha ha! I'm looking for a natural bronzer/blush/illuminizer that will stay on oily skin...all day with minimal fussing. I am in the middle of my late 40s......dark blonde with highlights,light complected (not too pasty, but definitely not medium) with pretty oily skin. I use Lingerie #2 foundation over Tarte light-tinted 12hr Primer and set with Laura M. Translucent powder. I don't have access to a Sephora close by-nearest is about 45" of serious busy freeway driving. The Beauty Consultants there have not really impressed me with their tips-they seem very young and blow me off quickly-which is definitely not meant to be offensive!!!! By the end of the day, I am one washed out Chic! Any ideas?
I wear a 30.5 in Urban Decay liquid foundation. I love it!!! And just ordered too faced milk chocolate bronzer. What's a good blush that will accompany those too? I'm not a fan of shimmer I feel like it makes my face look greasy but I'm willing to try it again!!!
I am allergic to all spray tan and self tanning products. I am curious if anyone has tried using an airbrush to add color to legs (or elsewhere). I would love to get some color for summer dresses with no hose, but do not want any sun damage.
I have asian eyes, and even with an eye primer, my eyeliners smudge all the time. I also have sensitive eyes, and my eyes get really watery .. so by the time I even get to the train station, half my eye makeup is ruined (I'm not even at school yet) I'm wondering if anyone could recommend me a great liquid eyeliner that doesn't smudge, and is easy to use. I've tried the bobbi brown gel liner before but it hardened on me - didn't bother doing anything with it because I got so frustrated. I've had every pencil liner there is, but all of them both smudged and washed away with water. I've tried Stila's felt tip liquid eyeliner - is easy to use and is great, but it does smudge and isn't very long lasting. using LORAC liquid pen right now, works well, but I think it can get a little better than this one and a bit more accessible (so that I can just go to a store and buy it in person rather than waiting a week for sephora to deliver) tried Clinique's cream liner - smudges and washes away with water Smashbox felt tip pen - was great, but didn't last very long as if I bought it half empty..
I've been suffering with acne problems (acne scars, etc) for quite a while now. What's most frustrating is that I'm almost 21. I love makeup but prefer not to wear much, but I do theater and presentations constantly and have to wear much of it. I've been using Bare Minerals for like 2 years now, but I'm not sure if I'm using the best brand for my skin situation. I mean it does feel nice in my skin, but it looks flaky, won't last much, coverage is so so, and at the end of the day I end up with a zit or two. It's really frustrating, 'cause I like mineral makeup, but it doesn't seem to help much in my case. Maybe I'm using it wrong, though I saw the how-to vids and wash my brushes everyday with the daily makeup brush cleaner and weekly with the brush shampoo... and if I may add I also wash my face day and night, use good facial masks, drink lots of water, eat healthy, etc. Advice needed please and thank you!!!
Aria™ Sonic Skin Cleansing System Aria™ Sonic Skin Cleansing System With Josie Maran Set I checked colors on official site, and there was no rose color in the list. So that second Josie Maran Set is different color with PINK color of first one ?
My sister has hyper pigmentation (dark spots). What is the best concealer for dark spots on face? It is very embarrassing for her, but her physician told her to put bleaches or chemicals to try to lighten it had only been making the spots darker. Please help me find sometthing with great coverage that isn't too cakey and can blend well.
Hi I was wondering why the Cake Beauty brand does not appear anymore in the Brands drop down list and why products don't pop up when I enter Cake in the search engine. I was really disappointed to not be able to find the holiday hand trio after Christmas. Christina
I am stuck between these 2 concealers by makeup forever(dark beige and fawn) and my foundation color is cognac by makeup forever also but I'd like to use my concealer to highlight my face and clean up my eyebrows. Which one is best for me to purchase?!