I received a $30 gift card to Sephora last week. I know it's not much. I can spend about $20 of my own money too. So I want to buy something really worth it. A staple. I am also new to makeup. I already have plenty of eye and lip products. Some of my favorite brands are Clinique, Bareminerals, Tarte, and Smashbox. So what should I spend with my $30????
My mom just recently started getting into makeup. She's really self conscious about how she looks for her age (even though I think she looks beautiful and all my friends think she looks great). She's trying to learn more and has been going to Clinique a lot lately for skin care advice and now makeup! I've been really into makeup for about 4 or 5 years now and I've learned a lot, but I've only really learned how to cater to girls my age (late high school/college). But I really want to help her and maybe get her a few basic things for mothers day (and her birthday coming up after) that I think would be good for her and help with what her "problem areas" are. My mom is in her early/mid 50's. She has wrinkles on her eyelids and under her eyes. She also has some darkness and bags/wrinkles under her eyes. She says that her eye makeup and eyeliner do not last very long. She has been experimenting with foundations that will cover her dark spots (which are not too prominent on her face) and not settle into her wrinkles. I was first going to pick up an eye primer for her because I think that's essential for anyone. I was going to get the too faced (color correcting) primer, but I was also considering getting a nude mac paint pot because those are quite a bit thicker than the too faced primer. But I'm not sure which would be better for wrinkles. Also I was considering getting her the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette because it's all neutral shadows (which she likes) and they're all matte (which I've been told draws less attention to wrinkles). I also wanted to get her a blush and some brushes, but any suggestions will help! I know what kinds of products work best for my age, but I'm not as educated on what will help older women. So I appreciate anyone who can share any tips!
Hi, I just logged onto my account and realized that many of my past purchases not recorded on my account, the most recent one being a nars blush i bought a week ago , clarisonic plus bought months ago and some other products! is there anyway to fix this?
Since we have had a lot of threads here that are not that uplifting, I wanted to start a thread that we can all pat each other on the back and say what a wonderful job we have all been doing in making this community! I am newer to this community, and I just want to say that I have had SUCH an amazing experience in this forum! Beauty talk is great because I can get feedback from everyone about what they loved/disliked and why. I love that we can all be friends and even if we disagree, we can disagree respectfully. I have not had a single person in this forum be rude to me in any way, shape, or form. Everyone in this forum interacts so well with each other, and even though I am new, so many people have been very welcoming. I hope everyone else loves beauty talk as much as I do (I'm seriously like addicted.. I read every single thread..lol). Also, the mods have been amazing! They are all so friendly and they help me just as much as all my fellow beauty talk members!!
Earning points is addictive, saving them for products is even more so! But what about saving them for products we specifically want or for cash coupons to use for products we want. Wouldn't that be even better?
I need help linking my beauty insider card that I just got today in-store at Sephora. The lady who gave me the card only asked for my name and last name. I made a sephora account today, since I thought I could link my card to my sephora account online but am having trouble doing so. Any help would be nice!
I was wondering if anyone noticed how BT looks and functions on different browsers and computers? At home, I use a Toshiba Satellite laptop (can't recall model number and whatnot), and I primarily use Google Chrome. My online classes load all weird with Internet Explorer. With those two, BT looks great and functions correctly. However, on campus is a different story. Most of the computers are Dells (*sigh*/no offense) and there are some Macs here and there. On the Dells, I have to use Internet Explorer. Google Chrome is an option, but it requires you to set up your profile and whatnot. BT looks out of line, and I cannot directly reply to responses. I'm willing to bet it's the browser, but I'm just curious if others are having similar issues. Here's a screenshot of the BT screen on campus. Well, there was supposed to be a screenshot. I uploaded it, or so I thought, but apparently IE does not like it.
Hi Guys! Im 14 And I've Been Experimenting With Makeup Since 5th Grade. I Want To Know Your Opinions On The Appropriate Makeup For My Age. What I Wear Now: Mascara Eye Liner Baby Lips, Lip Gloss, Or Lip Balm Slightly Filled In Brows Because Mine Are Light Blush
Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that I visited the Sephora store at the Toronto Eaton Centre today and was colour matched to foundations using Pantone Color IQ. (Which they had for a special limited time this weekend.) I tested one of the matches on myself (Urban Decay's Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid foundation in 3.5) and was very impressed to see that it literally disappeared into my skin and was completely undetectable! I also compared it with the one I'm already using (the same foundation in 2.0) and I noticed that, although I CAN wear 2.0 as well, it actually "sits on top" of my skin a little more, whereas 3.5 (my color IQ match) completely disappeared! (I picked out 2.0 by myself BTW LOL) I emailed the matches to myself and read over the whole list too, and, although I haven't tried most of them yet I think they all sound pretty good! So, yes, I am very impressed with this new technology, and very happy to see that it helped me to find my best foundation matches! I definitely think that Color IQ is a very helpful tool that you should permanently have in Sephora stores.
I want to purchase the instant airbrush foundation, but I'm not quite sure how to apply it or what brush to purchase to go along with it to use it for blending. I've read many good reviews about this product but none explaining how to propery wear it. Any help or advice will be much appreciated
I've noticed this a couple of times already in the new layout/design where if you try to paste a portion of text to a response (for example from another posting), you get an error message that the HTML code is not allowed but has been removed and ready to be posted; however, in one instance today I left a response for a user in a thread but after posting it, I realized rather than putting it inline with my first comment in which she replied to, I made it as a stand alone response. I deleted that one and tried to respond inline to her directly but was told my response which I copied and pasted into the text box had an HTML code that needed to be removed and was, but then got another error messaging stating I might be flooding the forum. With the new text box/response box layout there's no way for us to go back and edit HTML details like before so I'm not sure how BT can bring this as an error up without allowing users to change it themselves. Just something that might be looked into. I ended up sending a personal message to the user so it wasn't like I couldn't get across what I needed, but it's a bit of a hassle when the text box portion has been so simplified. The only time one can possibly see a wider view is when they edit their response then it brings the old style of "Body, Rich Text, HTML, and Preview" options back. I just tried to post this under Beauty Talk Support but was told it needed a category, I was confused as BT Support is a category, anywho, I couldn't move forward until I changed it, so it's under Bright Ideas, I know it's not the best place for it, but alas, one can only do so much.
Hi Sephora Fans, After suffering from chronic migraine and post concussion syndrome from playing division one basketball, my migraine specialist scheduled me in for the latest and effective migriane treatment: botox. Even though it was used for headaches, it's the same product as the botox used for cosmetics. I'm only 23, but still, I was pretty excited to get it , however after it was done, I had some insane "angry eyebrows" and my upper eyelids (which are puffy enough already) became so swelled and droopy that I refused to even leave the house. 4 weeks later, I still look super angry and cartoon-ish all the time. HELP! What product should I try to reduce this upper eyelid droop/puffiness/swelling? Thanks so much! -Meg
I tried to respond to a couple of responses in the What Are You Wearing Today thread, and they did not show up underneath the users' responses. Instead, they went to the very end of the thread. This is the first time this has happened. Was it just a once type of thing?
I noticed that there are just random people that are starting to get on to Beauty Talk for other things than what they should be and I'm just wondering if our personal information could be jeporadized in any way? There are to many other places to worry about this I just don't want this to be one of them.
With the mixed reviews about the new forum layout, I was wondering if you've noticed your logging in habits changing? Maybe it is just me, but I have noticed that I am not logging in as much as I used to log in. I have been busy with things going on, but I usually log on once a day. Lately, it has been over a few days since the last time I was online. I also noticed the online now counter. I had no idea there were that many BT users. I saw that two hundred and some were online one day! Hi everyone!! lol.
I feel as if since the new format, it's not as heart friendly. I mean, we can still give out hearts but it takes two steps instead of one, at least for me on the app. I also feel as if my rate of acquiring hearts has slowed down, but maybe that is because I haven't been on quite as much... how do you heart? Do you give them out lots or forget all the time? I give hearts lots and lots for sure, unless I really don't like a post....it's my way of not saying anything mean but quietly disagreeing with someone. I just don't give out a heart. Silly, i know....Do tell guys!
Hi,beauty talk! I am looking for good advice and insight about a clarisonic system that could fit my skin type, okay i have dry to normal complection and dont get too much acne just every ounce in a while, so if anybody out there would be kind with me and help me find the correct system i would be very appreciative, thanks.
I recently tried to try to post two different posts, one as a reply to a post, the other as a new conversation. I hit post and it said there was a bad HTML, it had fixed it, and I should try again. I hit post once more and then it said there was overflow posting, because I tried to post the same post twice in less than an hour. Both posts had pictures. What should I do? ~We are all beautiful~