Hello, I have a weird skin type. It's definitely more on the oily side , but in the oily parts my skin is flakey ..? Not sure why this is. I have large pores and tend to breakout. I exfoliate, moisturize, prime, set... And my makeup still looks like crap.. Within 2 hours. The oil starts to separate the makeup , while ithe makeup is still clinging to the flakes? It looks terrible. I have tried brushes , besuty blender etc.. Anyone else have the same skin type as me? It's so frustrating! What are the best products for it ? Also any good products or tips for dry thick hair ? Please help!! Thanks primers ive used : smashbox , benefit, urban decay, makeup forever skin care I'm currently using : gentle cleanser by neutoragena, alcohol free gentle toner by neutoragena, and clean and clear oil free moisturizer . And garnier black head scrub exfoliater current foundation: Mac Pro long wear , and SEPHORA brand setting powder
Hi! I'm stuck home after back surgery so can't get out to my Sephora. I'm looking for a new foundation to cover/fill in acne scars. I have a great primer but need foundation. Here's my info: I'm naturally very fair with cool pink undertones but use self-tanner so not sure if that would effect the undertone of the foundation I pick. I want my face to match my neck with self-tanner on it. I think if I get a foundation with pink undertones it won't match the yellow in the tanner. I have combo skin, oily t-zone. I'm 53 and I take good care of my skin so wrinkles aren't an issue. To recap: need foundation to cover acne scars (some deep); what color/undertone should I get to work with the tone self-tanner makes my skin? I'm looking at Estée Lauder Extreme Wear (I think that's what it's called) or Kat Von D but I'm open to ANY suggestions. Phew! Ty so much for helping me! Being stuck at home sucks...especially when you wanna makeup shop!
Hi, everyone! I've read a bunch of older threads regarding glasses and makeup, but I have a specific question for those of you who wear glasses and makeup. I need to wear my glasses at work because I work on a computer, and I just can't look at screens anymore without them. I don't need them for the rest of the day, until it gets dark, and I need them again. Basically, I'm going to spend a considerable portion of my day wearing them, and a considerable portion not wearing them. Every day when I take them off, though, my foundation is smudged on the sides of my nose and the bridge of my nose, where they rest on my face. The question, then, is what will actually survive through 8 hours or so of glasses? My usual routine is toner and moisturizer in the morning, then primer (either Smashbox or the Porefessional, whichever I grab first), foundation (Clinique Even Better Makeup), and a little bit of powder to set it (typically ELF, unless I have a sample of something else laying around). Is there an unbeatable foundation I should try? Different powder? Or do I just need to start carrying a kit to fix my face after work? (Ugh)
Hi everyone, I'm a total newbie. I have oily, damaged, long hair. I'm getting it cut to a medium length and want to start taking better care of my hair and my skin. My skin is moderately oily in my T zones. I'm looking for good entry-level (read inexpensive) favorites from everyone. Can you recommend me a good hair styling cream, heater styler, and a good face moisturizer and eye cream? What are some other products I should be adding? Thank you in advance.
i want to buy a good anti aging night cream and eye cream for my boyfriend who is 31years old. however with all the options its really tough to choose from. please suggest me a good oil-free anti aging cream and eye cream for men!
I have good skin and I rarely break out. I don't like to wear foundation/tinted moisturizer/bb cream because it feels too heavy on my skin, but I need something to control the oil and shine. Is it okay to wear powder alone? If so does it matter if I wear setting/finishing, loose/pressed?
I bought the tarte Amazonian clay foundation in May like may 15th, its still full since I haven't used it a lot but I would like to know the shelf life if anyone knows it also, I bought Urban Decay Naked 2 like a year ago, can I still use it? The eyeshadow pigmentation still looks good to me. I've other people use their makeup products after the exp date but I wanted to make sure
Help! I've used the last of my Benefit YouRebel. I stocked up when I heard they were discontinuing it and I've finally run out I'm looking for a good replacement, I want something with a VERY sheer coverage that also makes me look tan and dewy the way that YouRebel did. I have very light freckles and I LOVE them so I do not want to cover them up. I'm also horrible at picking out shades and I live 4 hours from the nearest Sephora so I have to order online and can't get my skin matched, so suggestions on a shade that is as close as possible would be really helpful. I HATE the look/feel of foundation on my skin, I just want something bronzy, dewy and sheer what would you suggest? Thanks in advance!
Recently I've begun to use the Smashbox BB Cream(which I am absolutely in love with — you haven idea what miracles it works for me) but only by itself. The only product I use it with is a simple moisturizer beforehand. The question I have is this: I s it worth going the extra mile to buy a primer and/or powder? I'm trying to adhere strictly to my budget, so perhaps is one more efficient than the other at keeping makeup on for longer periods of time? Thank you so much!
Hello! I was hoping if anyone could give advice and tips on how to deal with a nose which is prone to getting red and shiny. I generally have dry, sensitive skin (and some days will even have dry patches on my nose) but by the time evening comes around, my nose looks like it's been dumped in oil (even on days when I set my makeup with Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting powder). If I try to get rid of the shine with blotting paper, for example, my nose turns bright red and stays like that for a couple of hours (a red that my concealers can't cover). So I'm kind of stuck, I either have to deal with the shine or opt for a red nose. I'm hoping that I won't have to purchase anymore powders as my Nars one was quite expensive (and still full) but any help would be greatly appreciated!
Ive included a photo in natural light so you ladies or gentleman can help me out. Im kinda thinking I could get shade 40 but Im also thinking itl be too light. LMK your suggestions as to which shade would fit me best!!
So, I've been looking back at this picture for quite a while now. My question is: How you do make your eyes look that expressive with just eyeshadows?! I'd love to know how to achieve this, technique wise. And, since I know the eyeshadows' color play a big role in the look too, I'd appreciate some product recommendations too.
Hey everyone! I am 21 and am looking for skin care products that improve my skin...something that evens out my skin tone, adds a natural glow/dew, enhances moisturization, and minimizes pores. Any recommendations for skin care products that improve natural skin and result in a flawless complexion? There are so many choices out there, I'm having a hard time choosing products. I have dark spots from post acne(uneven skin tone), light/medium skin, and normal(not too dry not too oily) skin. I would love to start going au natural for some days during the week and starting a healthy skin care regime. Let me know some of your favorite skin care products!
Hi Ladies! I need help with finding a daytime moisturizer. My skin type is sensitive/combo (oily forehead/cheeks/blackhead prone, dry around mouth area). Thanks in advance! I have tried: 1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream- too oily for daytime 2. Josie Maran Argan Oil Light- too oily for daytime 3. Shiseido Pureness Oil Free Mattifying Moisturizer- broke me out
Hiya My skin is pretty much all over the place- I would say that it's combination but not typically combination in that my t-zone is oily and my cheeks are dry. This probably won't make sense to you but I feel as though all over my skin it's dry and dehydrated at the same time as being a bit oily, although it's more dry around the lower part of my cheeks. Whilst I get flaky patches around my nose and mouth during the winter and face makeup can easily become cakey when applied to my skin, my skin also appears to get a bit shiny throughout the day, especially on my forehead. .I find that my skin looks quite dull a lot of the time and it is quite sensitive. I also have some redness on my cheeks and my skin can be quite problematic, recently I've constantly had a few spots on my skin (although no serious acne) and once the spots have gone they take a while to fade. I also have quite large visible pores around my nose and upper cheek area. My skin is pretty complicated but it would be great if you could give any tips, advice or product recommendations? Thanks so much for your help
For a a year I was having very bad skin problems and I would wear full-coverage foundation because I did not like my skin now my skin is much better and I can get by just wearing concelar but nothing lasts on my face. I need a good coverage last all day stick conclear. I already use the MAC ProLongwear Concelar but its so liquidy that it's basically concealer and I want something more of cream or stick form. Thank you so much
I used to have really bad acne and now its finally cleared up so I decided it will be okay for me to give up my heavy bb creams and start wearing normal foundation again...I just purchased Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super Charged because 10 Light Ivory is the perfect match for my skin! However my excitement was gone when I got home from work and saw that my face looked like poop. It separated really bad and clung to all my dry spots. My face looked very patchy and the texture looked even worse. I have combo skin with redness and acne. I exfoliate once a week and use eminence skincare. I moisturize before putting my foundation on too. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? or recommend a foundation/moisturizer/whatever? Please and thank you!
I'm in need of a blending brush. I originally was planning on buying the popular MAC 217 until Kat Von D's Shade + Light Contour Brush came out. The only eye brushes I have is a flat eye-shadow brush and an eyeliner brush, so the reason why I'm more drawn to Kat Von D's brush is because it's a 2-in-1 and it comes in a cute case so I feel like I'd be getting my money's worth. However, my main concern is blending and creating that flawless put-together look which the 217 is known for. My eye shape is deep set so I'm not looking for an eye-shadow brush for the purpose of emphasizing my crease. My eye looks actually involves trying to do the opposite and bring my eyes forward. I also know that it's best to have two blending brushes, but I can't afford that at the moment. Any input is appreciated, thank you in advance! ^_^