I'm having an extremely odd allergic reaction and I can't get an appointment with a doctor until August, so I'm hoping some of you fab folks have some insight. My issue is primer and only on my lids. I used to use UD Primer Potion and, when they changed the formula, I began having a reaction. I then tried Trish McEvoy and also had a reaction. Both contained silicone (dimethicone in UD, cyclopentasiloxane in Trish McEvoy). I then tried Too Faced Glitter Glue, which does not contain silicone in any form, and had a reaction to that. My fiancé and I scoured the ingredients of the three, and the only ingredient they all have in common is phenoxyethanol. Anyone ever heard of an allergy to this?? I'm trying now to find a primer that doesn't contain phenoxyethanol, which is possible, but I'm just so tired of trying something, doing my makeup, and 3 hours later having to take it off because my lids are red, swollen, and itchy. Plus, then I can't wear any eye makeup for a week and it's really annoying.
Hello. I have wimpy lashes. They are straight and if a mascara is too heavy they lose their curl. I have tried everything from drugstore to high end. I enjoyed the Better Than Sex mascara but it ended up flaking into my eyes. Also, I enjoyed Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes Mascara because it held a curl and separated my lashes. However, it smudged and was somewhat difficult to put on. In short, I am looking for a mascara that holds a curl, volumizes, and separates. Thank you.
Hi everyone! I'm in the market for a new eyeshadow palette. i feel like I've been staring at Sephora's website and walking around the store in circles. So I'm crowdsourcing help. So...help? Here's a bit about me: --I'm so cool-toned I'm practically pink. If you've ever gotten your "colors done"--I'm a summer. Like WAY a summer. --I have blue eyes that can either look VERY blue or VERY grey, depending. --Gold does NOT look good on me. --My current favorite palettes are Stila Eyes are the Windows (Soul) and Naked Basics 2. --I've tried Naked 2. Wasn't impressed and returned it, but am willing to give it another try. --I've never been impressed with Lorac shadows. Had Pro 2, sold it. --I love neutrals. Taupes and greys look best on me. Some mauvy shades work as well. --I'm not particular about shimmers vs. mattes--I'd like a good mix of both. Not a giant fan of GLITTERS. I really appreciate anyone's help/suggestions!
Hey everyone, I'd like to ask if you have 2 seperate eyebrow routines or do you just do your brows the same way all the time ?. For example on the days you want to look super polished and perfect you'd do the really sculpted/carved brow and then on days when you just want to go for a natural look you'd just simply fill them in ?. I don't know if this makes sense but I hope I made sense lol.
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!
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) I am in my mid. 50's and was wanting to know should I wear black ,brown , or blue mascara ?? was also wanting to know what colors of eye shadow and liner I should wear ?? I perspire allot so I need to know what I can use to keep my makeup from melting off . I have light skin complexion with reddish undertones and never wear makeup except on rare occasions . My hair is highlighted with blonde and blue green eyes.. Thank you for your help in advance ... MMNI
I'm doing some research on tarte's amazonian clay gel pot eyeliner and was happy to see that it's marketed as vegan. However, the last ingredient in the black liner (more on that in a sec) is carmine! Carmine is a red coloring made from the cochineal beetle, so if this is an ingredient in it, then it's technically not vegan. Also, side note, carmine is used for reds, blues, and purples mainly, yet those colors don't list carmine---is this a labeling mix up? Not sure why it would appear in black, but not the more obvious color choices.
I am in need of an eyeliner that will stay on my waterline without rubbing off within a couple of hours. I also wear contacts. I have never had any luck with liquid eyeliner either but I am open to suggestions. I normally like it to look very black
My concealer is creasing on my eye lids (I don't usually wear shadow for the same reason, only mascara) even when I use eye primer first and set it with powder. Nothing is working I have hooded eyes and need to brighten my lids/brow area so it doesn't look heavy or dark. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent eye lid creasing? I am at my wits end! Thanks in advance for any help!
Recently, I've been dealing with my eyeliner smudging and rubbing off within maybe an hour of applying it. I have one monolid eye and one double lid eye so it only comes off on the double lid, I suspect it's because I have bangs now and my hair has been producing more oil as of lately. I only use liquid eyeliners, eyeshadows typically make my eyes water and feel heavy. So my question is: What do you guys suggest I do/use to set my eyeliner and ensure it does not budge? So far, I've used Stila and Kiko Milano for eyeliners and haven't tried any primers yet. I've also tried setting the eyeliner with the tiniest bit of black shadow but it still comes off. Any tips/suggestions?
I use the Elf HD Lift Concealer and after I’ve blended it with my beauty blender sponge (this is a drugstore one) and set it with my powder…it tends to look grey/chalky under my eyes. How can I fix this? Would the UD Correcting Fluid in Peach help with this? What could I do? I hate the way it looks after I’ve finished my complete look.
I have tried several different primers, eyeliners, mascaras, and shadows. My eye makeup runs and pools at the corners and under my eyes, giving me raccoon eyes. Help! What products do you suggest to solve this issue?
Hi, I just cant decide if I should use the gimme brow or anastasia wiz pencil and powder to do my eyebrows with. I tried all , and still not sure, although I didnt try the gimme brow the way I read you can use it to shape your brow also. And not sure about the light or dark shade in it as my hair is a medium brown, but eyebrows are dark brown.
I typically wear a single shadow all over the lid and have only recently been experimenting with actually using a darker color in the crease. However, most of the matte brown shades i've tried in the crease tend to look too dark / harsh for me. So I'm looking for suggestions for a crease shade that is slightly darker than my skin tone and will go well with a simple champagne / taupe everyday shadow. I have fair skin with yellow undertone (ex. I wear the shade Gobi in the Nars sheer glow foundation). My go to everyday shadow colors are Stila Wheat, Urban Decay Sin, Mac Naked lunch and Burberry Pale Barley. I'm open to any brands, but I tend to like Stila, Urban Decay and Mac. I would particularly like a Mac suggestion since I'm placing an order withe them anyway (I was considering Soft Brown but I really think it's too dark for me - I was instead looking at Kid or Omega as possibilities).
does anyone have a good replacement suggestion for urban decay's 24/7 liquid eyeliner? they discontinued it and it was the only eyeliner that worked good on my oily asian eye lids. waterproof eyeliners don't help when you have oily eyelids.
Hi all I will be attending a $75 plate dinner/fundraising auction for helping people with disabilities find jobs. (they even found me mine) anyways its this Sunday and I wanted to sort of boho style for the event. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for makeup looks. tutorials etc. I have blue - gray eyes and fair-pale skin and light brown - dishwater blonde hair that goes slightly past shoulders. I plan to beach wave my hair if that makes a difference with the face makeup. . I seem to manage easier with tutorials. I placed this topic in the eye makeup category on BT but I guess it could go in any makeup category. anyways, any help would be very much appreciated.