There are 2 people that I've come to really respect their knowledge of skin care and makeup: Lisa Eldridge and Caroline Hirons. Lisa is exceptional at knowing how to make makeup wear and look better, while Caroline is equally brilliant at understanding the skin and what ingredients it does and does not need--and she is blunt, straight-forward, and speaks from knowledge, not theory. To follow are Caroline's "Things I Say Over and Over Again". I know a lot of my questions have been answered by her blog--especially her "Cheat Sheets", so I'd thought I'd share with y'all in case it helps even just 1 person. Enjoy! 1. You are obsessed with your pores. They do not open and close like doors. You say they are HUGE - then send me a picture and I can SEE NOTHING. We CANNOT see your pores. The only person that can see your pores close-up is your opthamologist - or your boyfriend. Your opthamologist is looking at your eyes. Not your pores. And if your boyfriend is thisclosetoyou and notices your pores? He's gay. Or not attracted to you. Or at best, rude. Rethink the entire relationship. 2. You overuse the Clarisonic. A lot of you. A LOT of you. You can use it - you're just not meant to use it every time you brush your frigging teeth. Step away from the trendy facial tool and wash your bloody face properly. 3. Nothing good ever came from scrubbing your face with a peach kernel. There's a reason they are 99p. Step away. 4. In general, foaming is what you want Fairy Liquid to do. Not your cleanser. And to the brands: I am unapologetic. 5. Freckles are cute. At any age. You will do damage to your skin trying to get rid of them. Leave them alone. Embrace them. 6. Stress is the key to most flare-ups, whether they are acne, rosacea or eczema. Practise relaxation. And not in some hippy-dippy way. Seriously. See the bigger picture. Chill. 7. Inflammation is the root of all evil. Eat less sugar, take more fish oil supplements. A lot of fish supplements. 8. Natural doesn't mean you won't react. Essential oils are one of the biggest triggers for skin. 9. 'Dupes' belong in makeup and nail varnish. There is no 'dupe' for a high quality, years-of-research-behind-it skincare product. 10. Spend your money on supplements, skincare, foundation and concealer and scrimp on the rest. You will look fabulous. 11. If you would spend more on shoes, handbags, lipstick, jeans or fashion in general than you would on high quality skincare - you will be a sixty year old woman (and man) with a vintage wardrobe and a face like an alligator.
Hey, so i signed up to be a beauty insider, but all i gave was my email, because i did not want to have the beauty insider card shipped to me, and i was believe that was one of the options during the registration process online. I was wondering, in order to get my birthday present, do i need to have the card? Or like, do i just go up the the employee and ask her for my present? If so, do i just tell her my email? Im confused please help! Its much appreciated! Thanks
I would like to suggest that sephora expand the shopping list section of the user account/website. Allow the users to make more than 1 shopping list and allow us to label them (ex. Wish List, Staples, Running out of, For Wedding, etc). That way it's easy for us to sort through what we need and what we want instead of having this one really super-long list!
I've noticed that my shopping list has been replaced with at little heart. I guess that my shopping list is "saved," but if I can't remember off the top of my head everything that was on my list (and it was a very long list), I'd have to wander aimlessly through the site looking for red hearts. After playing around with the new set up, I've figured out that if I click to print for the "loves" list, I can then see my shopping list. This is very annoying. Do I seriously have to go about as if I was going to print the list to even see it? I feel that the old shopping list was so much better because you had everything directly in one place. How in the world is this new "loves" list more convenient? Why can't my old shopping list show up under the new "loves" list? Also, my purchase history is gone for the items I bought in store and for items that I bought online prior to 2011. I am definitely not liking this update and it really needs to be improved. Is there any plans for improvements? What do other members think about this?
Just wondering what everyone's favorite blotting sheets are, and why. Oily skin is very new to me so I never had any use for blotting sheets until just a few months ago. So far I've tried Palladio Rice Paper and e.l.f. blotting sheets. I love the Palladio because each sheet is pretty sturdy, large, and has a bit of powder. The e.l.f. is very flimsy in comparison and probably doesn't soak up as much oil. Would love to hear which blotting papers others use and what you like about them!
We all love second chances. I'm not talking about neglected items & rediscovering *I'm looking at you Vice Palette* What are some products you hated at first, but then gave it a second chance & started to really like it? Mine are: - Too Faced Air Buffed BB cream . Complete impulse purchase in January & I hated it. I hated the texture, and how it attracted fuzz in the jar, I hated the application, the finish, the brush it came with... I didn't return it since it was my fault for purchasing it before there were any reviews on it and seeing it for myself first. A few weeks ago I decided to give it another shot. I still can't get it to work with a beautybelnder (it hates water), but a stippling brush works just fine. I'm wondering if it was just my dry winter skin that didn't like it. It's not a HG product, but I can make it work - Fresh Sugar Deodorant Antiperspirant . At first I didn't like the scent and it dried to slowly. I'm more of a "apply & go" type person. I neglected it for months until I got some of their perfumes. The scent doesn't last long & I was looking into options for extending it (already was using the Acai body cream) & gave the Deodorant another shot. I now apply it before I do my makeup to give it a good 10 minutes to dry before putting clothes on & I have no issues with it & it's now a Summer HG. - NARS lipgloss . The first one I ever tried was Turkish Delight because I fell into the hype. It was horrible; didn't go well with my skin and felt strange. I prefer lipgloss & stains to lipstick so I gave it another shot a few years later. They are now my HG lip product I have so many in different shades that are all pigmented, not too glittery and not tacky. - Foundation/Blush Brush No. 2 . I just couldn't find a use for it. It was too fluffy for liquids, not stiff enough to buff, already had the Too Faced brush for finishing powders... 2 years later it's now my bronzer brush when I'm too lazy to contour but I want an allover glow without looking muddy
I just placed an order and decided to use the promo for the Vita Liberata tanning mousse and glove. Has anyone else tried this tanning product? I'm kind of obsessed with self tanners right now. Also, how do you figure out what each sample is worth based on how much the full size product is? I realize this may be a dumb question, and I think I know it, but I want to make sure my math is correct. Thanks gals.
I think the layout where you see more is interesting, but it seems less than useful to have to swap views before you can add things to your cart. And I really miss the info about things being in stock. Yes, you can see they aren't available if the 'add to cart' option isn't there, but you can't see that it's something that is permanently out of stock. I wish they would at least add that back to the list view. And I wish they would put a buy option in the grid view.
To make my makeup last longer at work I've decided to start using both eye and lip primers, but I don't want to use anything that will break my skin out. I've previously used NYX eyeshadow primer from Ulta which worked very well, but the mineral oil in the formula sometimes caused breakouts so I need to switch Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
My Mia 2 began to have a bacterial odor, so I removed the brush head. Well, the back of the brush head smelled pretty bad, which I tried to gently rinse the inner part of the Mia2. But, is that okay? What did I do wrong? I've had Mia2 for almost a year, but never had odor problems AND the brush head was replaced recently too. I ordered more brush heads, but I'm just wondering if i'm wasting money when replacing won't solve the problem. If I am to clean the area of the Mia2 where the brush heads fit, how should I be doing this? Can I use vinegar/baking powder/clorox wipes? HELP!!!!!
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!
I thought it would be nice to shine a little light on our favorite drugstores products. We talk a lot about luxury brands. So I thought this would be fun to explore and see what other people use from there. Mine is: 1. Got2b Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion 2. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock 45 3. Almay Liquid Eyeliner 4. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Smoothing Stick (concealer) 5. EcoTools brushes 6. Tresemme Split Remedy Leave in Split End Conditioning Treatment
This should be fun! I thought why don't we fill in the blanks of what we are primarily using right now. It would be fun to see the variety of answers! Foundation: Concealer: Eyeliner: Eyeshadow: Powder: Blush: Bronzer: Lipstick: Lipgloss: Mascara: Brows:
I've received a lot of questions regarding Animal Testing and decided to start a thread for everyone to participate in. Since we carry over 200 other brands the ones I've listed below have confirmed that they do not test on animals. My research is still a work in progress for brands not listed so if any of you know of brands that do not animal test and isn't listed feel free to add to this thread. I'd appreciate your help with this project!
Our private label Sephora Collection and Sephora Originals (Hello Kitty, Kat Von D, Tokidoki, Tarina Tarantino Sephora by OPI, and Pantone) are cruelty free (meaning that the products have never been tested on animals).
Algenist - http://bit.ly/hEn4Pt
Amazing Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/jGVkuX
Anastasia - http://bit.ly/dmGpFF
Anthony Logistics - http://bit.ly/iuZSqx
Balmshell - http://bit.ly/iMgkIz
Bare Escentuals - http://bit.ly/1nCQQ
Billy Jealousy - http://bit.ly/kiryYe
Blinc - http://bit.ly/kzOLQW
Bliss - http://bit.ly/lcUa3A
Bobbi Brown - http://bit.ly/cbWijq
Body Shop - http://bit.ly/fUl54E
Boscia - http://bit.ly/cRfFcr
Bremenn Research Labs - http://bit.ly/lWN49T
Bumble and Bumble - http://bit.ly/gAJxKy
Buxom - http://bit.ly/du1aJE
Carol's Daughter - http://bit.ly/kDoUPh
Caudalie - http://bit.ly/jsT3Kx
Chanel - http://bit.ly/mC5oRX
Clarins - http://bit.ly/7Zoraf
Clean - http://bit.ly/myjB9p
Clean Scene by Murad - http://bit.ly/kzKmlR
ClickR Skincare - http://bit.ly/f5YBHH
Couture Colour - http://bit.ly/iyasCq
Cover FX - http://bit.ly/kXemXu
Dior - http://bit.ly/aQDYcu
Dr. Brandt Skincare - http://bit.ly/ixsGn6
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare -
DuWop - http://bit.ly/j2deqC
Eshu - http://bit.ly/kJLpZz
Evian - http://bit.ly/lq4Pn8
First Aid Beauty - http://bit.ly/4h8qlr
GoClear - http://bit.ly/vctgl2
GoSMILE - http://bit.ly/jh82vb
Hello Kitty - http://bit.ly/etHHT0
Hourglass - http://bit.ly/4kvSzp
Illamasqua - http://bit.ly/u7oAR
Jack Black - http://bit.ly/khv2yF
Jean Paul Gaultier - http://bit.ly/kWxGM0
Josie Maran - http://bit.ly/dJ8G4F
Juice Beauty - http://bit.ly/kQOiXd
Jurlique - http://bit.ly/h3Myiv
Kat Von D - http://bit.ly/11gvyT
Korres Natural Products - http://bit.ly/6wFIIp
L'Occitane - http://bit.ly/gplsY9
Laura Mercier - http://bit.ly/6qgMu7
LaVanila Laboratories - http://bit.ly/Njj9H
Lorac - http://bit.ly/i8xGgN
Murad - http://bit.ly/kwC46T
Mustela - http://bit.ly/jr3Ylg
Nails Inc. - http://bit.ly/vy8FMF
NARS - http://bit.ly/a5a7A5
Nude - http://bit.ly/kxQCvM
Ojon - http://bit.ly/fdzA0X
Ole Henriksen - http://bit.ly/yQc0y
Pangea Organics - http://bit.ly/a7oNJ5
Pantone - http://bit.ly/wjXwYp
Perfekt - http://bit.ly/koG34F
Perricone MD - http://bit.ly/jfoMlI
Peter Thomas Roth - http://bit.ly/lzAzSO
Philosophy - http://bit.ly/62mN5d
Phyto - http://bit.ly/qhfef
REN Clean Skincare - http://bit.ly/cEUOqe
René Furterer - http://bit.ly/mJQxnm
Rosebud Perfume Co. - http://bit.ly/8bnUYY
Skyn Iceland - http://bit.ly/kl43xa
Smashbox - http://bit.ly/cV7R0g
Stila Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/7ireI4
Tarina Tarantino - http://bit.ly/aFKqVZ
Tarte - http://bit.ly/9z2JWF
TheBalm - http://bit.ly/abcoqx
Thierry Mugler - http://bit.ly/kmFbU7
Too Faced Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/mimfHa
Urban Decay - http://bit.ly/kMsQFE
Zirh - http://bit.ly/jsbjGP
I hope this helps everyone!
P.S. I will be updating this list as we are constantly adding and removing products on our site. If you have any questions regarding brands listed above, please contact them directly as they may reformulate products and change manufacturers.
I get the feeling that 70% of the reviews on Sephora.com are fake-- posted by the product distrubutor. I always click on the user and see if they've reviewed other items or not.. I mean, almost every product has at least 4 stars total. That seems a little unlikely. It bothers me.... Luckily they have a great return policy so you can try things out yourself. Thoughts?