Hi there! Just wondering what everyone was looking to purchase for their mothers for the upcoming holiday? Beauty or non-beauty - I'm looking for some inspiration . My mother, after having a brain tumor ~10 years ago has become quite sensitive to lots of products. She tried my Clinique "Even Better Eyes" and she said it stung! She doesn't wear a whole lot of makeup, but sometimes may apply a smidgen of eyeshadow or some lipstick. Even fragrance wise, she either wears Chanel's eau de toilette (one of the "exclusifs" that Sephora doesn't sell) or Armani's Aqua di Gio (yes, men's cologne), which I totally refuse to buy for her / endorse because that also happened to be my ex boyfriend's fragrance of choice and I'm now averse to that smell lol. At Christmas, I bought her a gift set of hand lotions (which I'm sure she still has plenty of) so I'm trying to think of something different!
will there be a similar set online this year to the current summer obsessions set that is exclusive to inside JCP. I really wanted this one but my local store is OOS currently. If i remember correcly there is usually a similar version of this set online every year. Any info much appreciated.
Hi guys! I am currently using Benefit They're Real and was looking for something that has a good hold but not too much and is a little easier to take off. I also wear contacts and notice that after a few hours, the mascara has been bothering my eyes. Any and all suggestions are welcomed. Thanks guys.
hey everyone! so my prom is in two weeks and i have absolutely no idea what to do for makeup. I'm pretty casual about wearing makeup (once a week, foundation and mascara) so the simpler would honestly be the best for me because I have no idea what I'm doing lol. My dress, as described by my sister is "flashy", it's a bright pink with gold detailing on the top I was thinking a sun kissed, barely there look but i have no idea how to get that or what products to use so any ideas would be amaaaazing. thanks a toooon!!!! oh btw this is the link to my dress http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/jr-nites-bead-t rim-cutout-halter-gown?ID=1787327&CategoryID=70148 ...
i think the sun safety kits were out the first week of May in 2014, so hoping that means that we have less than a month til they are out in 2015. Any word on a release date yet? I love the sun safety kits!!
I need some help picking out skincare products (cleanser, toner, moisturizer, etc.), eyeshadow and eyeliner. I have blond hair, blue eyes, fair skin with pink undertones and rosacea. Oily skin, pores. Age 45 and signs of aging. I need help choosing skin care products. I also want to purchase some eyeshadow and eyeliner. Colors that will flatter my skin tone, enhance my blue eyes and are good for my aging eyes and skin. Fine lines and wrinkles. Starting to lose some skin tone this past year. Most likely due to stress. I look tired. I have no idea what colors to wear. I do have trouble with my shadows creasing and liners running. I do not like to wear waterproof products due to my delicate lashes. Any suggestions?
OK so when I was small my hair and brows were the same color, a pretty much white-blond. My hair has changed into a more golden blond but my brows ...still clear and the hairs are very fine. I've tried to find the right color/ formula to make it look like I haven't bleached them away but they never look natural. I'm really at a loss...what should I use?
I'm looking to change up my skin care routine and try some new products. With summer just around the corner I'm asking for suggestions on the best techniques and products to protect and nourish my skin in the summer heat.
Hi there, just a warning, i am going to write a novel to give you a background on where I'm coming from and my previous experience with my makeup/skin history. I am admittedly one of those that like to switch things up frequently..so here it goes. I'm in the mood for a new primer, and every so often, I go to sephora, speak to an associate about skincare/makeup, I sample & buy tons of new stuff, usually love most of it, but then after a while I'm like hmm what to try next? The only thing I can say I've truly stayed loyal to is urban decay eye shadow primer, which I've ben using for about 4-5 yrs and even still I'd be willing to try something else if given better suggestions. So I recently switched foundations, and started using Josie Marans argan matchmaker foundation. All based on sephora recommendation I also recently invested in her argan oil light, the pure argan milk, and not to mention her liquid gold self tanner 😊. I also recently started using dr. Brandt microdermabrasion which I got as a sample and love. I also ordered samples of tatcha cleansing oil & gentle rice powder exfoliation...I wasn't kidding when I said I like to try new things..meaning everything!! So as far as primers go, I've tried a ton. Benefit, too faced, hourglass (both types) smash box, dr.brandt, Nars, Tarte, cover fx, and a few other brands not sold at sephora. I'm almost out of what I'm using now and would like to try something new to compliment my new foundation. So as for my skin, it's tricky. In teen years I used t be dry and very acne prone, and then from years of trying to control the acne with everything from proactive to prescription topicals etc.etc. it resulted in over oil production to compensate for the over drying acne products. Now that I'm in my 30's, I've pretty much got the acne & oil issues under control, but now I consider myself combo since it's somewhere in between depending on which way the wind blows and what products I happen to be using at the time. I would prefer something on the natural side, (no harsh chemicals or parabens) but I'm remaining open minded. I Prefer no silicone or oil as I do feel these make me oily. But I've used creamy primers that don't work as well. I feel I need a happy medium, something that will deliver a smooth canvas filling in fine line & wrinkles, as well as mild acne scars, and keep my makeup long lasting for a full work day or night out. I really can't spend more than like $30-40 on a primer considering how many cosmetic products I like to own at once. My biggest thing is makeup going on smooth and lasting long as possible. Also if you could suggest some different eye primer that would help too! Thanks a bunch and sorry for the novel!!
Hey guys! I am on a hunt for an antioxidant serum without any lemon/lime/orange/etc. citrus ingredients (I'm allergic). After a few days of major let downs I thought I'd reach out on here hoping for a few recommendations. If you have any that'd be a great help! Thanks!
Hello all, I've recently really got into skincare. As of right now, I switch off on cleansers. I use Mario Badescu and Cetaphil, depending on whatever I grab first. I use Ole Henricksen truth serum in the morning, along with SuperGoop Sunscreen Serum. I have been using Mario Badescu seaweed night cream. I was wondering if any one has any recommendations to try and an eye cream!!
hello, everyone I'm 17 and I've been having problems with my skin recently it was really irritated and itchy and super dry but I went to the doctor and they gave me something for it but now it's very dry and oily I stopped using what they gave me but anyways I recently bought mask of magnaminty from lush and one of their toners which works good, my skin feels nice but then I decided to buy a new moisturizer as well for day&night so I went to sephora two days ago and one of the ladies that work there gave me the 'sephora instant moisturizer, more beautiful than ever' I started using it ever since two days ago day and night but my skin looks dry on my cheeks and forehead, and I hate it bc i bought new makeup as well and I don't want the dry parts to stand out. I need any tips to deal with this dry skin and do you think it was the right moisturizer for my skin? and any tips to not make the dry spots stand out when applying foundation? and i currently can't go to sephora so im stuck with whatever i have now. I use to put vaseline at night and it helped kinda. i have 3 events at school this week and i really dont want the dry spots to stand out. also another question, should I cleanse my face with cold water instead of warm from now on? also should I put vaseline at night and then the instant moisturizer during the day? thank you.
Hello Ladies, I am starting to pack for a big vacation and I am puzzled on how to store brushes and sponges to keep them in shape. Any suggestions? And if you have any storage solutions for story all kinds of make-up. Please share. Thanks!
I'm looking into creating a my started makeup kit and I want to use Makeup Forever products and I would like to know what products are a must to have ...I just purchased my first set of MUFE eyeshadows and I'm in love !!!! 😍😍 I just want to know what eyeshadow colors blush lipsticks lip liner anything that's important to have in my kit.
So I get that BB/CC creams are a hybrid product and so they may not perform in all categories as well as their specialized counterparts. I do love the Hourglass and Givenchy primers but they do not offer an color correction. I am looking for a good CC cream that has a good primer that will wear well underneath YSL Fusion Ink Foundation in BD10. I have normal/dry skin and neutral fair. My current Clinique Moisture Surge CC in Natural Fair is great but it feels a little heavy with the YSL on top. Thanks!
I recently used Ole Henricksens Invigorating Night Creme for the first time and it completely dried out my typically baby soft facial skin. I am horrified, it has been almost two weeks since I used it and my skin has never looked worse. Does ANYONE have any suggestions as to how to get my skin back to normal besides moisturizing seven times a day? TIA!
I have very fair skin and dark brown hair. Now that summer is around the corner, I am interested in a bronzer that is natural-looking. Some that I've tried in the past are either too brown or too orange. I also don't like the luminous look on me, as my skin is combination (on the oily side) and looks luminous after just a few hours on its own! I'm interested in a matte bronzer that is natural-looking for fair skin. Thank you in advance for your recommendations. Just remember, you are beautiful!
Does anyone have any suggestions for dupes? I really like the product but not the price tag for the amount you get. I've purchased the .5 oz twice now (is currently $22) and like the results but would love a cheaper alternative, hopefully one with more product that is more bang for your buck.
So it's about time that I added a sunscreen to my routine. I've been convincing myself that since my moisturizer has spf and that my foundation is marketed as a "skin perfecting sunscreen makeup" that i'm okay but it's time that I get in touch with reality. I'm 24 and I definitely am starting to get some fine lines on my forehead and i'm sure it's partly due to my very dry skin and lack of good sunscreen use and it's only made more obvious when my foundation settles into them despite using a primer, I actually use two - hourglass primer serum all over and Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch. I am looking for something very lightweight that I can wear my foundation over. I also have very dry skin (although it is finally starting to improve) since I have very dry I would prefer something that would not give me a matte finish, I like a very dewy look. I always had very clear skin as a teen but once I hit 22-23 I developed some pretty bad, deep cystic acne (I notice this seems to be a trend with people my age) mostly around my jawline and sometimes on my cheeks. It's finally gotten a lot better thanks to the what my dermatologist prescribed me, Aczone in the AM & Ziana in the PM and Clinique acne solutions clarifying lotion (I had dry skin before these products) but unfortunately I was left I was left with some pretty bad post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation (bright red) and I am very fair, to put it in perspective I have a foundation by Clinique in alabaster and it is too dark. That being said if there is a sunscreen that also has brightening qualities that would be great too. I'm asking a lot for a sunscreen I know but any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Also any recommendations on a serum or treatment or the marks would be great. I realize they may be a little hard to see in the pic especially since I did my best to cover them up but you can still see them coming through which kind of gives you an idea of the darkness. Sorry I know this post was super long and if you actually took the 15 minutes it probably took to read it you are a trooper and I thank you. .