I'm working on improving my eye makeup, and I think it's time to invest in some good brushes. However, I have no idea where to begin. I don't do a ton of makeup: eye shadow, bottom eyeliner, and mascara. Right now I'm using some generic shade, blend, smudge, and crease brushes, but I want to start building my collection with some quality products that will last. Are purchasing the individual $20-ish brushes worth it? Or is it more economical to buy a set? I'm okay with purchasing the more expensive ones if they are truly of good quality and will last me for a decently long time. Also, what brushes are essential for a good eye makeup collection? Thank you everyone!
im looking for an eyeshadow palette with a lot of matte and shimmer PINK / PURPLE shades. I already have the morphe 35o palette so i don't need anything else with warm, orangey reds.. strictly pinks! please help
I have very dark circles, especially in the corners of my eyes. I am 65+ and my skin is wrinkly, creepy, and makeup settles in the creases. I am looking for both a concealer and color palette to use. Thanks to all
I've been using Lancome Hypnose Drama WP but I see it's no longer sold (at least in Canada)...I've read through some other postings but a lot of people are looking for waterproof for every day or to avoid smudging in general. I really want to swim and have my mascara stay on...is this possible?! Any suggestions very welcome!! Thanks
I used to only wear armani's eyes to kill waterproof mascara and went through several tubes of it. an armani counter representative swore to me that the only difference in the updated version is the packaging but this is clearly not the case ! has anyone noticed how subpar the new version is? it can't hold up curls, the brush is clearly different, and the wear is just not at all the same. I'm at the point where I want to see if any overseas online stores will carry the old version :^(
I just had a full set of lash extensions put on yesterday and I'm loving them...but I'm also terrified to mess them up! I can't seem to find consistent information about caring for them to prolong their life. I know I have to use oil-free products but what about keeping them moist? Do you have to wash them at all? Help!
Hi, can someone suggest a NON-waterproof and oil free eyeliner that is a pencil form, and one that is a liquid pen form? The eyeliners I usually use are waterproof (UD 24/7, MJ highliner, Stila stay all day liquid, Lorac liquid pen...) Thanks!
Hi everyone! I am looking to find an under eye setting powder (as well as an overall setting powder to set my foundation). I have fairly oily/combo skin and Im pretty fair too! I have dark under eyes and use the Tarte color corrector and then apply my NARS concealer. I accidently bought the Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder instead of the translucent one and I've used this to try to set my under eye and it looks horrible! Any recommendations on an under eye setting powder as well as an overall setting powder?
Hi i'm doing my friends makeup for prom and she's wearing a black dress and wants neutral makeup. can someone create a neutral look idea that will go nicely for prom with her black dress? and if you had any other suggestions that u think will look better with the dress that would be great as well!
Hi! I want to start shading in my eyebrows. My eyebrows are thin and sparce. I want something that is easy to use for beginners. I'm not trying to look for anything dramatic but more of a natural look. I want a natural look with some shape to my brow. My hair is dirty blonde with blonde highlights but I want my brows to match more of my natural hair color. What are some good suggestions for colors and what to use for my brows??
I have chronic dry eye and am trying to find the most gentle and nonirritating eye makeup on the market. Does anyone else have this problem? I've been told the best thing to do is not wear any makeup at all but I can't stand how I look without eye makeup.
I wanted to invest in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer. But, I have a really hard time finding the right color. My hair is platinum blonde, but my eyebrows are a light black. Sort of like a dark grey. I used to use dark brown all the time when my hair was my natural color, but now that I'm blonde it looks funny. I ran out to the drugstore and bought two different colors - chocolate and medium brown. They both looked funny though because when I fill in my brows, the gaps are lighter than my real hairs. The only that seems to work is dark brown, but it still looks so funny with such light hair vs such dark hair. So, what do I do? I don't want to spend money on a pencil and end up getting the wrong shade.
So recently I've been thinking about how old some of my eyeliners are becoming - namely, the 24/7 liner set Urban Decay released for their 15th Anniversary 5 years ago. (Hard to believe it's been that long!) Some of the liners in this set have barely been touched; it's hard to use up 15 full size liners when you have lots of other makeup that needs love too! I'm just wondering if it's completely disgusting to use pencil liners that are 5 years old? Obviously, I can sharpen them down to fresh points, but are there ingredients that may have gone "bad" in them? I know that the texture of the pencils will more than likely not be the same as when they were new and they won't be as soft, but as long as it's safe to use as liner I don't really mind...
I can't get to a store for a while to swatch, so I'm trying to get some opinions from folks who have tried the shadows. I think I would use the colors in Serpentina a bit more, but some of the reviews say the quality isn't up to snuff. UD rarely fails on quality, but the colors aren't quite as much what I'd use. And I really can't afford both! Help - which do I splurge on? Which would you pick?
Okay, so I am in love with my Sephora luxe lashes in "plume". However, they are VERY delicate and I've already ruined one pair trying to remove excess glue. I'm confused about this since I was told that I should be able to use these lashes up to 30 times. I was told by a sales associate at Sephora that I should soak them in my eye makeup remover then carefully peel the glue off. They literally disintegrated... Has anyone else figured this out? I want to get my 30 uses seeing as how they are $17!!
Hello everyone! I had a quick question about eyeliners and wanted to get some additional advice! I don't wear much makeup, and I usually wear eyeliners in order to make my eyes look bigger, but I was wondering if I selected a good color, could I also use eyeliners to enhance my eye color? My eyes are hazel, so they're brown on the inside and green around the edges, but the green tends to grow more and dominate more when it's darker out. I saw an eyeliner who's color was Oliver: Dark Army Green, and looked to be a mixture of brown/green. Would this product be a good example of a way to enhance the green in my eyes as well as having a natural look? Thanks for all your assistanc
why doesn't Sephora carry the Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara anymore? Its one of my favorite mascaras and i cant even get it on the bare-essentials website either...it says its only at sephora...please help, thanks!