Ok..deep breath. I am a female who unfortunately has awful facial hair issues, which in turn I have to shave. My jawline and chin area can be smooth as can be but when I put makeup on, it looks rough and bumpy up close. I use Tend skincare after shaving to help with razor bumps and irritation. No matter what primer or foundation I use this is the end result. Is there anything I can do skin care wise or makeup wise to help minimize this? I am so embarrassed about this and feel like people are always looking at this part of my face. I use purity face wash, Clinique mild clarifying toner, and Clinique moisture surge. I also use Clinique men's exfoliating face scrub before shaving to try and get a good close shave.
I'm fairly new to this and recently got a few samples from my local sephora. I now want to try other foundations I've heard really great things about but I don't know my shade. The foundation samples I got were from MUFE y365 and Kat Von D #53 & #54. Is it possible to find my skintone number based on these foundations?
Highlighters and contouring are the talk of the season. I wanted to start a thread where everyone can list their skintone and highlighters they own/like for different occasions. It could be a useful resource for anyone looking for highlighters. Are you guys in? I will start. Skintone: Medium/ Mac NC30ish Highlighter Liquid- Becca Opal (Love it, most used), Benefit high beam (too light, good for fairer skintone) Cream- Benefit Watts Up (Good match, don't use it often) Powder- Kevin aucoin celestial powder in candlelight (Love it, most used)
Hey All! I'll be 31 soon and am finally starting to take my eye skincare regiment seriously. I'm looking for something (especially at night) to help address fine lines/wrinkles, but am totally overwhelmed at all of the options. I do understand that I should be looking for something with retinol and have been pouring over reviews for a bunch of products (Verso Super Eye and Dr. Gross Triple Correction serums seem to be the top so far), but want to make sure I don't spend money on something that's not going to help in the long run - so here I am! Thanks in advance!
can you use caudalie divine oil on the face? I have really dry skin, and am looking for an oil that isn't too expensive to use on my face... I am in my 30s and want to stay wrinkle free...I also have a pore problem. TY!!!
What is a good nail colour for older hands? I am in my 60s. I know that skin colour is important (I am fair in colour). Also - I need to have the colour look 'professional'. Dark colours make my hands look older and light colours make me look like I am trying to be a "young wanna be". I have looked at the hands of other older women and haven't seen a colour that I really like yet. Thank-you
I need advice on skin care that works for a 36 year old that still has acne. Not only do I still have problems with acne, I'm now in my 30s and don't want to create wrinkles. My skin is olive and tends have dark spots where blemishes have been. I also have dark spots along my jaw line which are new in the last couple of years. I'm sure a lot of it is related to stress and hormones, but neither one of those things are going away. I've tried pretty much everything including Obagi. It seems that things people have recommended have either focused on improving the dark spots and made the acne worse or vice versa. Isn't there something out there that can effectively treat both? Any suggestions?
Help! Im going into 9th grade and am looking for a better makeup/skincare routine, as of right now i wear an elf primer, maybelline acne fighting bb cream, a crappy concealer, and a smooth minerals press powder, any ideas as to what i can use to cover the occassional breakouts (and a better concealer) ps- i have a fair skintone (im a redhead) and a normal skin type
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 I recently started using Nars sheer glow foundation and I am in the shade punjab and I really was wanting to try Nars concealer stick but unfortunately i don't know what shade i would be so i was wondering if you would mind helping me. Thank You!!!
I typically get my brows waxed to clear out obvious strays, and pretty much keep things natural beyond that. Being a beauty newbie who is starting to experiment with more involved looks, I keep thinking the portions of my brow that are closest to my nose are a little too bushy and cut off my brow bone a little too much. I'm thinking about carefully tweezing on my (where I can make decisions on each individual hair) rather than go to a salon and risk having too much removed. The look I am going for is a mild reshape to make my brow bone more visible and give me a little more space to play with colors. Having a fuller face, I suspect I shouldn't make them too whispy. Is is this a reasonable goal? Some image of what I currently have going on are below. Am I nuts to consider reshaping on my own? Should I use a template such as the ABH ones, or just go without? Any favorite templates? If professional help is advised, how to I find a professional who won't over do it? I realize this this is such a basic question, so I really appreciate any advice I can get!
Oddly, today I finished the most recent Coco Chanel biography (amazing) and I also got a really weird email through my youtube that if I wanted a boy I should wear more Chanel scents and Guerlain makeup. Crazy timing (and comment) right? But I got to thinking...I used to wear Chanel scents and I used to wear even more of their makeup. The latter I've recently gotten more into ..and the product can be excellent though not always. So, if I want more boys, or just to buy the best of Chanel, what should I be buying (or is Guerlain a better bet)?
Hi, everyone! I have a question regarding gift-cards bought in United States. One of my friend has a Sephora gift card and she doesn't wear makeup so I was wondering if I can use her gift card number in Canada at any Sephora retail store. I won't have the actual gift-card but would a gift card number or scanned copy of the gift card work? Looking forward to any replies by the experts.
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)
So I dyed my hair green a few months back and I faded it but didn't take all the color out. After that I bleached it, which didn't take out the rest of the green...so then I used One N Only Colorfix (I used it about a week ago) from Sally's Beauty Supply. It seemed like it removed it, but the green is slowly coming back. Nothing is working. My hair is a disgusting embarrassing snot green/yellow color. I wanted to dye it pink tomorrow! Will the pink dye cover it, or will I have to try something else? Here is my hair color now (sorry, I had just washed it): I wanted to dye it this color: Please help! I'm at my wits end.
Hey everyone, So, like I said, I've been having a difficult time trying to make my foundation look as natural and flawless as possible. Basically, my foundation tends to exaggerate my pores and also makes the areas underneath my eyes and mouth look gray (which makes me feel like I look like I have a moustache!) The other areas on my face look decent but I just can't ever seem to achieve the flawless look I see these famous youtubers accomplishing. I just switched to Mac Pro-Longwear foundation (which I love), and I apply with a damp beauty blender. I of course make sure to apply a moisturizer and primer before, and then set with a powder, bronzer, blush and then finish with a seeting spray. So what am I doing wrong?!
I have acne prone teenage skin, its not very oily or dry, but I do suffer from some breakouts and marks from past breakouts. I want a foundation or BB cream that will give me a pretty good coverage, but not break me out. Any suggestions?
I have neutral skin with both pink and yellow undertones. Yellow is more predominant. I left the store today with Nude. According to my Color IQ 2Y05 Nude is the perfect match. It blended beautifully into my jaw area, but am I better off with a pink or a yellow undertone? Which one would best liven up the skin tone? Will the Nude (pink undertone) accentuate hormonal Rosacea?
I have combination skin. Oily t-zone and sometimes dry patches. I feel like all foundations I've tried are too heavy or are too light basically don't cover anything. I like the almost photoshopped look Kylie's skin has but which foundation is good for that?
I am absolutely in love with makeup! I am very serious about it too and would like to open up more makeup doors and enhance my makeup range. I only own a few products, but i am not satisfied with the quality. I have purchased things like loreal or maybelline (really cheap eyeshadows) to try and do the eye tutorials, but every time I use these cheap eyeshadows it looks absolutely horrible! It looks like a small layer of brown stuff on my eyes, it doesn’t distribute the colour evenly and the worst bit of all, there is no pigment in the eyeshadows. I know that if I at least get good quality eyeshadow kits, maybe the outcome would be different. My only wish one day is to be able to purchase amazing brands and experiment for myself, but I do not have the money for these experiences. My questions are; What are some of the BEST and PIGMENTED eyeshadow brands out there (for a natural look, a smoky eye look, and a going out look). What are the best contouring kits out there (I have been ripped off by a contouring kit that doesn’t even apply the product to the face). I recently purchased some brushes online but got completely scammed. The brushes don’t even pick up the product! That was one of the worst purchases I ever made. I do not want to make the same mistake again with the brushes. I was wondering if you could list some of your favourite: foundation, contouring and concealer brushes best eyesahdow and full eye brushes (it doesn’t matter how many) best lip brushes I dont mind spending the money if i know its worth the money. But i am limited with the pricing. Thank you so much for all your help! look forward to your replies
I'm looking for a good moisturizer with sunscreen that will help moisturize my face, protect my age spots from getting darker but wouldn't add to my already oily acne prone skin. Any suggestions? I used to use Hope in a Jar with SPF, however I cannot buy this product now that I'm in Canada.