I love these pencils, but the funny thing is I only use them as shadows. They work really well and are easy to blend. I'm wondering if anyone has bought the UD Glide-On Eye Shadow Pencils and the Ocho Loco 2 Pencils. If so, was there a differences? That $20 an eyeshadow pencil will prevent me from buying them.
If so, no wonder I'm not get as good color payoff as everyone else. I usually apply the primer first thing along with my facial moisturizer (gee, maybe I'm doing that wrong as well), dry my hair, do face makeup, then eyes. I just read an article that said to apply eye shadow while the primer is fresh. What's fresh? wet? slightly tacky? TIA!
I'm 26 and I need a new undereye concealer. I have genetic dark circles and I'm starting to notice some fine lines. The concealer I use currently (a drugstore brand when I ran out of my mac) settles into the lines and magnifies them, not cool! My eyes are a little oily, when I add it to my upper lids it also creates lines that I have to smudge out mid-day. I need something hydrating but not too oily, possibly something that fills lines or at least blurs them.
Hey girls, So I am home sick today and when I stopped in to pick up my prescriptions, I hit the make-up isle. I forgot about this eyeshadow palette that had me mesmerized from when I was picking up a package from the boyfriend over by the post office. I had purchased it and swatched it. I'm impressed with the pigmentation of this palette, and excited to try it out !. I think that this brand is a little under appreciated because it's ' drugstore quality '. However this is definitely a great purchase and while I said I wanted to stop buying makeup for a while I couldn't resist this baby !. I'm planning to test this out maybe today or tomorrow if I don't collapse and recuperate in the mean time !. Have a great Friday girls !. While your at it share your thought on this palette or this brand's eyeshadow selection.
My too faced chocolate bar palette arrived (like a half hour ago), and I just wanted to share my opinion for those considering it. Overall, I've seen some good reviews online, however there were some people that were kind of iffy on some of the shade formulations. I briefly swatched my palette and have to say I'm pretty impressed. Now remember I haven't actually worn it on my eyes yet though...but swatching, most of the shadows were really soft and buttery, definitely have great pigment. The only shadows that I think had a slightly drier texture were the ones with the micro glitter in them (candied violet, black forest truffle, and cherry cordial) . The metallic and mattes are excellent. The texture of the three micro glitters I mentioned is not a deal breaker for me, and most likely for my purposes those colors would be more of accent colors as opposed to the ones that carry the palette. One last note though is that you have to be a fan of browns for this to please you. Even swatching, I was having trouble discerning the differences of the shades unless I inspected closely....for example Hazelnut, Haute Chocolate, and Amaretto looked very similar to me at first. However when swatching them together I saw Amaretto has a slightly pinkish sheen to it and the other two are gold and bronze sheens. If you want a good collection of browns this is your set.
I have about 7 eyeshadow palettes, and since I want to give love to them all, I use one palette each week. The next week, I rotate it out for another one. I do this for a couple of reasons: First, it really makes me think about the colors and how to make different looks from one palette. Second, it gives me plenty of opportunity to try a palette before I say it's a failure (I'm lookin' at you Smashbox Heat Wave palette).
Can I just say that I got mine today and I want to stick my entire face in it and just rub it around. It smells SO good! And the colors... ohh the colors, be still my heart. It's my new favorite toy. Anyone else get their hands on it yet?? What do you guys think?
Help! Nothing seems to work on my under eye dark circles and wrinkles. Everything I have tried either does not cover or settles into my wrinkles. Eyeliner just smudges into the under eye mess. Recovering from 7 years in and out of hospitals and now my therapy kitty has lymphoma. She is our Christmas miracle. Stress overload and too much crying. My mother is 73 and her eyes look younger than mine! In my 40s with occasional acne, acne scars, dullness, oily nose and deep wrinkles. Too much stress for too long and too much crying. No time, so I need something that is quick and easy. I'm exhausted and it shows.
Okay ladies, I have hit the jackpot!! I have recently began putting Castor oil on my eyelashes for the last week, twice a day and they are so much nicer!! Before: really curly average length eye lashes, that were sparse. The bottom eye lashes were almost non existent. Now: eye lashes are longer, and I don't think they are thicker, but it seems like I have a lot more. My bottom eye lashes are longer and they are finally noticeable!! I look right now how I would if I put on one coat of light mascara! I am going to continue doing this for a few months until I get the length I desire. I hope that it's not a life long maintenance thing bc that is annoying. I purchased the Castor oil from an Indian grocery store, but I'm sure you can get it anywhere. It was cheap, $3 for a HUGE bottle. I put a bit in a jar and every day I use my eye lash comb to put some through on my eyelashes. I put very little on bc I don't want to risk it getting into my eyes. I also dip a finger into the oil and put it under my eyes to try and lighten my undereye circles since it claims to help that. My eyes do get a glossy shiny look to them, but I don't mind it as I am working from home and I never used any eye make up while wearing the castor oil. A little goes a long way, I dipped the comb into the oil a few days ago and I haven't put it back in the jar since.The oil is very thick in consistency so it doesn't run. My sister is now massaging this into her hair since it claims to increase hair growth and her hair is always falling out and thinning.
I have super long lashes that are curled upwards naturally. I have no idea how to apply top winged eyeliner, my lashes always get in the way. I've tried every type of liquid liner. I've even stretched my eye to one side in hopes to move my lashes. Nothing works. Anyone know a good technique to tackle these long lashes and get the perfect winged eyeliner?
I have naturally long and curly eyelashes. They always get in way of doing top eyeliner. I've tried every type of liquid liner. If I try to use liquid liner the liner gets stuck in my lashes and makes them clumpy and hard. I've even tried to pull my eye to one side to try and move my lashes out of my way. Anyone with a similar issue have any techniques or tips?
This is going to sound lame but as I was trying to do a winged eye (practicing) with my stila waterproof eyeliner, I just pressed so lightly on my outer corner and it somehow BLED straight into my eye. Now my eye feels a little "sticky" when I blink. should I get worried that i just damage anything to my eye?
I was looking at holding out until the Naked 3 is restocked, but I feel like it may not be the best for my cool toned skin. On the other hand, I've read that the rose colors usually work well on very fair skin. I'm NW15 in MAC, if that helps!
I have never owned a high-end eye shadow palette and I would like to treat myself to one this year. There are so many to choose from. Can anyone please suggest a good one? I am blonde, fair, and have green eyes. I am 45 and usually stick to neutral colors. Thanks!
I really love Dior Brow styler- for the natural look it gives my sparse brows. But at $38 I have to go through at least 4 a year. Any alternative suggestions that will do the trick for my overplucked medium/light brunette brows? Have tried powders, they look too cake-y. Need a thin pencil/gel combo. Please help!
It seems that no matter what product I put under my eye area, all it seems to do is emphasizes my crevices and wrinkles. I look pretty good in other facial areas but look like a complete old bag under the eyes. Please list all products that really work from serums to concealer and how to apply them. I've tried so many - Estee Lauder Eye Serum, etc. Nothing has helped me so far and I'm SO desperate! Thank you!
I have never filled in my brows before and want to start. Would you recommend I buy the full Too Faced Brow Envy kit or the Anastasia brow powder duo? Do you fnd the stencils are good to use or not? Thanks!
Oh my goodness.... this is the first waterproof mascara I have used in a long, long time, and it is absolutely impossible to get off!! Does anyone else use this? Do you know what I'm talking about? What do you ladies use? I usually use MAC Pro eye makeup remover, and it works awesome on stuff like Hourglass Film Noir et. all... but doesn't budge this stuff at all!
Lovely ladies of BT, I have a dilemma. 'm using the Sephora brand eye makeup remover, and it does an okay job but not great. And my eyes are pretty sensitive. Anyone have something that works well and is gentle? Even a home remedy would work.
What do you guys think are the best Nars eyeshadow duos? I actually only own neutrals (think UD Naked 1 and 2). But my eyes are hazel and I'm open to anything, so long as it looks natural! I only have one of the Nars Duos, in Kalahari, but I love it because it's so convenient, and I don't have to put thought into what color I should use and where it should go. Too many options is almost a curse! I was considering Cordura, and maybe Alhambra or All About Eve.
Usually, I can make a palette work for me, but the Smashbox Heatwave Palette is just not doing the trick for me. The colors are pretty, but they go on really light. Plus the fallout is ridiculous. I bought it a long time ago, so I'm gonna have to MsGyver this bad boy and use some colors with other palettes I have to make it work. I guess I can try it wet, too. I haven't done that yet. What eyeshadow palette to you regret purchasing? http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?k eyword=SMASHBOX%20Heat%20Wave%20Eye%20Shadow%20Pal ...
I am tired of going to the bathroom during the day to find black smudge marks under my eyes from my mascara. I have tried and love Lancome's Hypnose and Guerlain, but they are both leaving those darn smudge marks. Can anyone please recommend a good mascara that gives more of a dramatic eye look (read dark, curling, volumizing, etc.) look without the smudging? Really appreciate any recommendations.
I've been trying Bobbi Brown's eyeshadows (Ivory, Saddle, Mahogany, Heather Mauve) out of my of 500 point bonus that I got in September, and I'm finding them to be a little chalky and hard to blend. Personally, I find warmer, neutral shades to look best on me, so I'm leaning towards those with my VIB discount coming up. Is it just me that BB's shadows wear that way or is it just those particular shades? Would I have the same problem with her Smokey Warm Eye palette that's in more brown shades? Any other neutral/warm/brown palettes you'd recommend? I'm fair, hazel eyes, and auburn hair. Love neutrals!