I'm in the market for a new brow product. I currently use Tarte's emphasEYES brow pencil (in Rich Brown) but I want I bit more precision in my application and I find that Tarte's product is a bit too soft and tends to get everywhere. I'm looking for a natural and defined look. So nothing dramatic, but just something to make them darker, more defined and with clean lines. Lately whenever I use the Tarte spoolie to blend out the product, it gets everywhere and make my brows look blurry/fuzzy on the edges. Not a fan. I'm assuming all of the Anastasia brow products are advertised as smudge proof, but are they all, really? I got a sample of the powder duo and am trying it out today and I'm liking it. But I'm concerned about the powder falling out onto my cheeks throughout the day or as the product gets older. Have you experienced this? I'm also not sure how much use I'll get out of the lighter color. I think my sample is in Dark Brown and the light powder is a light brown...not sure if that would even show up on my brows! I naturally have jet black hair that I lighten with semi-permanent dye into a dark, dark brown. Which do you prefer, between the dipbrow, powder duo, brow wiz, and why?
Recently Dior reformulated their Diorshow mascara. The new formula is enriched with fibers to thicken without clumping and an air lock wiper was added to reduce oxygen interaction and therefore extend mascara lifetime. Sephora/Dior gifted me this mascara and I wanted to share my opinions. My Lashes and typical routine: Spoiler (Highlight to read) I have natural curl to my lashes and they have decent natural length too. Therefore, if you are looking for mascara that will curl your lashes I don’t think my review will be able to answer that question. Typical routine: Step 1) Dior maximizer plumping serum (adds volume and makes the mascara stay put) Step 2) Guerlain Maxi lash (separates/fans out lashes, makes them black from root to tip). For the second step I also am happy using Hourglass Nior mascara or Dior It lash mascara. I have natural curl to my lashes and they have decent natural length too. Therefore, if you are looking for mascara that will curl your lashes I don’t think my review will be able to answer that question.Typical routine tep 1) Dior maximizer plumping serum (adds volume and makes the mascara stay put)Step 2) Guerlain Maxi lash (separates/fans out lashes, makes them black from root to tip). For the second step I also am happy using Hourglass Nior mascara or Dior It lash mascara. What I expect out of a mascara: It needs to separate my lashes and fan them out, it needs to add volume to each lash without major clumping, it needs to make them look black from root to the very tip, and it needs to stay put (no smudging, no flaking) for at least 12+ hours without being waterproof. I know these are high expectations but I love my lashes and I always buy full-size high end mascara. So when I am spending ~$28 a tube every 3-4 months it better be good! Application: I am not used to such a large brush head, so I found I went a bit slower than normal. Other than that it was no different than other mascara’s I use. No special side of the brush to use, no special angle, no special swiping motion, etc. Did it meet my expectations: · Separation/Fan out: Yes. I saw no major clumping even after two coats. See photos below. · Volume/black from root to tip: Yes. I felt like it definitely took two coats for me to get the volume and blackness from root to tip I desire, but I was very pleased with the result after two coats. See photos below. · Longevity: Mostly Yes. I did notice flaking after +8 hours of wear. Not major flaking but when I looked close in the mirror I could see the little black specs that had fallen off and landed on my face. I found using this mascara with the Dior maximizing serum extended the longevity but also made it clump more. No mascara: Spoiler (Highlight to read) One coat of mascara: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Two coats of mascara: Final opinion: So far, I have used this mascara every day for over 2 weeks. I like this mascara and intend to use it until it is finished. I am finally getting used to the large brush head so I will buy this again. Lastly, I must give credit where credit is due! I want to thank Sephora/Dior for gifting me this mascara. I was gifted this mascara but the opinions shared in this review and the time spent evaluating this mascara were all my own.
Just wanted to let all you Viseart addicts know that ALL of the palettes (including the newest ones — Cool Mattes, Dark Mattes and Editorial Brights) are available online at Musebeauty (google it). Happy shopping! I ordered Dark Mattes yesterday!
My prom is next weekend and I want to create the perfect look. I'l be wearing a black dress and I'm accessorizing with red; I have red shoes, read earrings, and I was planning on doing a red lip. I'm conflicted because I don't know what to do for my eyes. I have blue eyes and I ant to make them pop with a glamorous, possibly smokey eye. How do I know if I should I do a black smokey eye or a brown/bronze/gold smokey eye?
Hey, beauties! I want to buy an eye shadow palette. I don't wear eye shadow everyday, only for special occasions. The only one I have is just a basic drugstore brand. I believe it's called The Nudes by Maybelline. I always hear great things about the Naked palettes by Urban Decay and the Chocolate Bar ones by Too Faced. What's your favorite eye shadow palette?
This is a question that's always intrigued me. I LOVE makeup, but I had a bad habit of buying too much eyeshadow I didn't need and tried to slim my collection down - I wanted just enough to create a variety of looks, but not enough to be overwhelming. So I settled on one eyeshadow palette and a handful of singles. But the process made me think; what couldn't I live without? It was interesting. But if we were all stranded on a desert island and could only bring one palette what would you bring? For me, it's the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette! <3 It's so perfect. Any of the shadows can be worn alone for that dainty, princess-like girly look I love, several are ideal highlighters, and you can make a smokey eye. But! I know some people would rather discuss individual eyeshadows they can't live without, so throw those out too!
I was wondering if anyone here on BT get lash extensions? I'm thinking of getting them but the beauty salon i'm looking at seems pretty expensive, around $250 for the first set (mink) than touch ups every 6-8 weeks are $50-100. What is mink anyways? The cheaper one that's 75 lashes per eye for $170 the first time. I've seen people with extensions and they look amazing! But, I'm a little worried that I can't wear liner anymore since makeup remover might weaken the adhesive. Also, the price is a little hard to swallow. Ladies, help me make a decision! Should I go get them done?
As some of you may know, a new Diorshow formula will be available soon; it will be sold to VIB and VIB Rouge before it is available to everyone. http://www.sephora.com/diorshow-mascara-P396240?sk uId=1689744 I was lucky enough to be gifted a tube of this new mascara, courtesy of Dior partnering with Sephora. I'm sure I was chosen for this particular gift due to my numerous posts declaring this product as my HG mascara. I was asked to post on BT and write a review after trying it; so, I am here to share my thoughts with you all. Spoiler (Highlight to read) Here is the new box. It arrived rather smashed up but the product itself was perfectly fine. Spoiler (Highlight to read) The top picture shows a comparison between wearing Diorshow's new formula (over Diorshow primer) on the left and my natural eyelashes without any product on the right. The bottom picture shows Diorshow primer and the Diorshow new formula mascara on both lashes. My thoughts: As a big fan of the prior formula, I was very interested to see what changes Dior made. In my opinion, this new formula mascara seems to be a little creamier and shinier than the old formula. It was very easy to apply and it did not clump at all. I didn't even need to run an eyelash comb through it, which is always a plus. I found it to be still as dramatic as ever and the staying power also continues to be excellent. Again, Diorshow is a winner and I am happy to say it will remain my HG mascara.
Who else is a fan of Marc Jacobs highliners? They just released 10 new colors. I'm really excited for In the Buff, which Sephora seems to be sold out of already. I thought it would be great to start a post where people can share their looks that they've created with these beauties. I'm mainly curious on how to pull these off, especially the bright colors ;-)
I don't wear eyeshadow frequently but whenever I do I find myself wishing for plum or purple eyeshadows. I've been told they really complement my almost-black brown eyes. I have Naked 2 and Naked 3 but those colors lean more brown/rose gold. I noticed in the LM palette that there are quite a few purple shadows but I also read that the top row is cool toned while the bottom is warm... I am without a doubt warm-toned. So, would it be worth getting the palette for the purples if they're cool-toned? Do you find that the plums on the top row are actually cool? I always associated the word "plum" with warm for some reason, but I guess not in this case? If you have the palette and love/hate it, please do tell!
Sooooo I've been looking for a liquid eye liner, and I'm new to liners and have never worn it before. (my eye makeup is usually mascara and eye shadow) I am only interested in liquid liners as I feel like they glide on more smoothly without all the tugging and pulling on the eye lid. I was interested in the Kat Van D tattoo liner, or one from Stila that is a water proof liquid liner. ( Cant remember the exact name) I would prefer it to be in an under $20 or so range, and would like recommendations by this Tuesday(the 5th of May) as its my birthday and I will be heading to Sephora then. I really am looking for a long lasting all day black smudge proof, (water proof, etc) liquid liner. ~~ Thanks so much for any suggestions or opinions on letting me know which is personally your favorite. <3
I have tried soooo many concealers and for what ever reason I cant find one that doesnt crease and make my under eyes look drier than they already are less than and hour after i apply. I am not looking for a huge amount of coverage as I dont have terrible dark circles or anything, more to brighten and conceal a bit. I have dry under eyes and a bunch of fine lines around my eye and I prep with an eye cream everyday. I have tried multiple creams and set my concealer to prevent creasing and nothing has really worked Concealers I have tried: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Mac Prolongwear Nars Radiant Bare Minerals Stroke of Light YSL touche Clat MUFE Full Coverage Concealer Benefit Fake Up Concealer La Girl Concealer Please let me know what concealers have worked for you and recommend! Thanks
Can we talk about how amazing the new duo-chrome UD shadows are? I swatched them in store and almost fainted from the beauty. As much as I hate to spend that much per pan, I might have to just so I can own them all.
So I feel like i've tried almost every mascara out there, including those primers before the mascaras and nothing helps. I have really long lashes and it's great and I get complemented on them all the time with people asking me if they're real and what not. The problem is they are stick straight. They look great for the first few hours but after that it's game out. I can play with them to give them a little boost but who wants to keep going that. I curl them, I apply the Diorshow primer and I feel like i've used every mascara under the sun but i'm still open to suggestions so throw them at me. Ones to avoid because i've already used them Guerlain Maxi Lash, Urban Decay Perversion, Benefit They're Real, Too Faced Better Than Sex, Dior Overcurl, Diorshow, YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils, and too many drug store ones to name and one that I thought actually worked pretty well but flaked Also, lash curlers, does brand really matter? And why is it that sometime my lashes will curl the opposite direction, like out instead of back? It's also frustrating because I feel like one eye always curls perfect and other always sucks, kind of like eyeliner, it's the worst!
Hi everyone, I am looking for a white eyeshadow base to make the true colors of my eyeshadow pop a bit more. Right now I have been all about the matte colors in my Tartelette palette, but I find I need to use a packing brush to use quite a bit of color to make the colors vibrant, and I have a medium beige skintone. I love how it looks, but I wonder if I use a white base will it be better. Right now I just use UD original primer potion. I was considering the NYX white eyeshadow base or using the NYX jumbo white pencil. Anyone have suggestions?
I have pale blue eyes, very fair almost white skin (3Y01), and brown hair. I want to buy a Too Faced makeup palette - right now I am torn between Sugar Pop & Boudoir Eyes. Which would suit my blue eyes better? I suppose my skin/hair factor in too but I don't know. http://www.sephora.com/sugar-pop-eye-palette-P3931 84?skuId=1664903 http://www.sephora.com/boudoir-eyes-soft-sexy-eye- shadow-collection-P377630?skuId=1493907
Hello beautiful gals, I have a serious eye shadow problem. I have fairly small hooded eyes. I always start by applying primer then a crease color. I have a simplehuman mirror so I do it very carefully and blend blend blend. Then I do my base colors and corners etc. but no matter what, by the time I blink they all blend a little more together and start looking muddy. I've tried different primers including urban decay and too faced shadow insurance but same result. I use high quality shadows (burberry, dior) so I know it's not that. Is it my technique? Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
i ventured out of my cave today and was bombarded by a plethora of raccoon eyes. what on earth are these ladies thinking? seriously, when i see you, this is all i can think of: what are some of your biggest fashion and makeup nonos? anything that makes you want to claw your own eyeballs from your face?
I want to try out an all matte shadow palette and there are so many out now that it's quite confusing, please share your thoughts or drop in a vote for one you love. Or If you want to share swatches or have images of the palettes side by side on any of these..I can only purchase online in canada atm. Thanks! Here are the ones I'm looking at, from most interested to least: KVD shade + light eye contour palette Viseart neutral matte 01 Too faced natural mattes palette Tarte Tartelette Any others? Edit: I'm nc40 with some dark lids so I find some mattes look ashy or muddy on me. I forgot to mention I wouldn't mind mufe as an option but there Are soo many to choose from, any suggestions for crease & transition must haves?
I got the big pack of LashStash mascaras and am way excited about finding the perfect mascara that will work for me. However, so far I hate one of them (Lancome Hypnose Drama). I think for a higher end mascara it is awful. I am wondering how to go about getting a partial refund. Should I contact the mascara company itself or go into a Sephora store? UPDATE : Thank you to so many people who took my questions and posts seriously and responded kindly. It is my first thread and I am new to Sephora, the brands it sells, and this BeautyTalk community. Since this became a lengthy thread so quickly, I thought I would give a quick recap of how I resolved my issue, and save some time for people who might be in the same circumstance I was and unsure how to proceed. But before you read how I resolved the issue, I wanted you to get a picture of how I view myself as a customer. You should know that to me every $1 is 100 hard earned pennies. And if I put my money down for product, regardless of its size, I expect it to deliver. In addition to being vocal about products through word of mouth, blogging, etc., I firmly believe in communicating with those directly involved with a product's production and distribution. And through honest communication with companies about how I truly feel about their product, they almost always thank me reaching out to them (from as simple as nice thank you letter to as large as a coupon for free product). So here's what happened: I bought the $45 Sephora Favorites LashStash Deluxe 11-piece sampler (NO voucher) with the expectation that while I may not love everyone, that each one should be high-end performance-wise. I also expected to use them all up and for it to last me a LONG time (think back to my $1 meaning a lot to me). Years ago, I had previously fallen in love with They're Real and so I had something to judge the others against. The first one I tried happened to be the Lancome Hypnose Drama and it was just not delivering. So I watched some instructional videos and tried again. Still not delivering (extremely strong smelling, clumpy and made my eye lashes stick together). So the vocal side of me starts wanting to let the company know and rectify the situation (yes, I'm talking about expecting a partial refund, exchange, etc.) But I had only previously corresponded with companies who make lower-end products. So what were the rules with Sephora and Lancome? Was Lancome like Costco where they stood by what they sold so much that they would take care of everything? Or like a Supercenter where you had to contact the manufacturer? I was not sure and so decided to post my question to BeautyTalk and glean from your wealth of knowledge. So I posted and ya'll let me know that you cannot do partial returns/exchanges with Sephora--either return all the mascaras or none. But neither one appealed to me. I didn't want to give up on the others after the first failure. I also didn't want to stand idly by and just be okay with a high-end product under-performing. So I reached out again and most people agreed that contact with Lancome or both was best. I also learned that there were new Stash sets out that had a voucher with them (and was like, "that is the best deal ever" and also bummed that they didn't include one in my kit). So I first called Sephora and the phone call was very rushed but polite and at the end she basically said that she was sorry that I couldn't get voucher but would add a certain amount of points to my account. I really am not familiar with the point thing but from some of your comments, it is a way to get a free sample...cool. I still wanted to let Lancome know about my bad experience with their mascara. Lancome makes the product and is the one ultimately responsible for its formula and how it delivers, after-all. I waited for a SUPER LONG time to speak with someone, then got transferred, then dropped, and then a SUPER LONG time again. But it was so worth it. The Lancome consultant listened to everything and I asked her for tips and she documented my likes and dislikes. Then she said she would mail me a check to purchase THE EXACT SAME SERIES of mascara (to the confused commenter it was NOT a full refund of the $45) because mine was obviously defective. And I said, but the mascara was a little one, that is too much. Then she said it was a gesture of kindness and to please give the company another try and highly recommended that I purchase over a Lancome counter instead of Sephora. So, of course I said OK, sounds good to me. And I will do as agreed. Never in the conversation was I rude to the workers or demand compensation. I did expect something, but not to the degree it was given. Which only cements in my mind that Lancome (and kind of Sephora) are smart about wanting to help customers because we BUY their product with our hard-earned money. The company is entitled to make their own policy and direct their customer service to do as the company says. The same goes with the stores who sell the company's product. And the customer (that would be me and YOU) are also entitled to speak out to them and as many parties that we want. Enough said. It's time for bed.
I posted something about this earlier, but it may have been confusing. For decades I thought I had round or protruding eyes. I definitely have prominent lids. I recently discovered (using the Smashbox YouTube video on eye shape) that my eyes would be what they consider to be downturned. I tried their recommendations for downturned eyes, but my lid is so big that their recommendations don't seem to do anything for me. I feel like I look pale and washed out with light shades on my lid and next to no eyeliner. Can anyone suggest an eye design for downturned eyes with prominent lids?