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)
Currently debating between Tarte Brazilliance vs. St. Tropez (Self-tanners). I have never self-tanned before, and I am extremely pale. My main concern is not looking orange and price. Main question: Can St. Tropez be applied to the face? If not, that will be the deal breaker for me as I cannot afford to go buy an additional face-tanner for $30. I know St. Tropez Dark would probably be the best color option because of the green color-guard base but the face application is still an issue. Thanks!
I have the cream contour from Anastasia in light and im not sure how I should set it. Ive seen people set it with contour and highlighting powder but it seems to me that that's just contouring twice. I personally don't need my face to look that chiseled and am going for a more natural look. Preferably matte. Should I just be setting it with a setting spray? I have a matte finishing spray from NYX and also the MAC fixing spray. Or should I purchase a translucent setting powder to set my contour? Help!! xoxo
I'm a beginner in foundation, I do currently own the covergirl liquid foundation but I feel as if I need a powder foundation to set it? Do I use liquid foundation and then powder foundation or just powder foundation on its own? I need major help this is so overwhelming. Follow up question. I have oily-combination skin, so what is the best option for me with foundations?
I just bought the new eyelash curler for round eyes on here. Anyone else try it and have tips? It was super weird so I feel like I'm missing a technique to use the gadget or I don't really have round eyes...
I'm looking for any information about the best brands and colors, I have very fair skin and brown eyes, to wear when having professional photos are being taken as I will be having engagement pictures being taken soon, I normally wear very little makeup and stick to neutral colors. I almost never wear lipstick/color as I can never find one that isn't sticky/clumpy or needs to be reapplied after an hour. Any input/opinions will be helpful!
I am 40 and have dry skin and fine lines/wrinkles. I am looking for a foundation that won't make me look more wrinkly and dry than I already do. Any suggestions for a foundation that will provide coverage without drying out my skin?
I am on the primer hunt and I would love opinions! I need a face primer for very combination skin. I tried a sample of the Hourglass primer but I can't decide if I want to spend so much on it unless it is worth it. I am also looking for a good eye primer for oily hooded lids. I can't decide if I want the MAC 24 hr eye base or the Nars eye primer.
hi there, as you can see from the attached pic (yuk) I have very bad Melasma. I need help I'd finding a foundation that will cover this, but look natural. I have never had 'clear' as I have freckles across my nose, but I also don't like the heavily made up look as it doesn't sit on my skin well. I have to wear SPF 50-100 (winter-summer) so my skin doesn't darken. I used Clinique Stay matte powder in Stay Honey, which is a little dark for me during the winter, but fine in the summer (it matches my neck colour). I've read about the MUFE colour pallete and using a peach shade to neutralise dark areas. Which number should I use? i was colour matched by Boots ( avery large UK chemist, they have their own very good cosmetics ranges) In Boots No 7 Stay Perfect Foundation I am deeply 'honey' and 'wheat' Unfortunately I cannot get samples of products here (Ireland) the dapartment stores don't really give them (Estée Lauder especially) I wasn't really impressed with the girl on the counter, the colour she applied was very yellow, and I looked jaundiced. Can you guys help? I've seen so many videos on YouTube where girls have coverd very bad acne scars.... I dream of one day wearing blusher....but at the moment it just highlights my blotches on my cheeks :-( Sad single and ugly :-( Ruth
How should makeup be properly removed? I don't want to over cleansed my face. I just want to make sure I'm removing all my makeup properly and that my skin isn't congested. Right now I use neutrogena face cleanser to remove my foundation and eyeliner I don't really wear eye shadow. Then bosica facial cleansing gel to clean my face then I use to derma e moisturizer. I don't think the neutrogena is really getting all the dirt and makeup up. I have dry skin
which tarte blushes and lipsticks would look good for my skintone (I'm a 1y11 Tahoe in Nars) also any recommendations for some nude and colorful lipsticks from other brands that would look good but not to bold.
I have been thinking about buying the hourglass ambient lighting palette for overall glow to my face. I am also hearing great things about Guerlain Meteorites compact and now am confused. I need help from you ladies which is a better option? Thanks!
I have a few questions about the sticks are they good for everyday use and Is the bronze shade better than just using a regular bronzing powder and what should I use to blend out the color beauty blender
I'm 21 and for the past two years I have experienced and still experiencing continuous breakouts. The healing process is very slow and I have scarring all over my chin and some on my left cheek. In the same time my skin is very sensitive and dry (most of the time red). For a month I've been using La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment but it stopped working and new breakouts start coming out. Can you help me recommending some products??
Hello - I am looking for a mascara that does not smudge or flake. I just returned Too Faced Lash Injection and Urban Decay Perversion. I exchanged it for Buxom lash mascara which I have on now and it smudged as well. I have Too Faced Better Than Sex and that smudge and flakes (although I love that mascara). Please help! Thank you
I'm so tired of looking odd. I used to have very prominent eyebrows but over the past 3 years I've been ill and have lost them completely. Please recommend something easy to use and natural looking. I've tried so many pencils that always rub off and look odd due to color and application. I have light brunette hair but my eyebrows always were darker. I'm embarrassed to go in public and it's hard on my self esteem. Please help. I also have no idea how to apply to look natural.
Hey Fellow Makeup Lovers, I am a teen and I am looking for a medium coverage foundation. I need something that will stay all day, cover some light discoloration, and any acne breakouts if I need it to. I have been looking at the Tarte 12 hour full coverage foundation, but i think that might be to heavy and thick for me. The other foundation i have been looking at is the Urban Decay Naked Skin, but I don't know how well that will cover my lighter discoloration. Thanks so much for any replies! xoxo micayla
I'd say my skin is a bit dry after I wash my face with my face wash but then it gets oiler throughout the day. What type of moisturizer should I use? I was thinking of the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel from Clinique, but I'm not sure.
I really like the Better than Sex mascara made by Two Faced but it irritates my eyes. Any suggestions for another mascara that goes on wet like that one? I prefer one that doesn't smudge either and is longer lasting.
Does anyone know if Besame is going to start selling their lipsticks at sephora? I heard somewhere that they would start selling them in April but I don't know if that's true and if it is are they going to selling all the shades they carry on their website?