Hiya. I went it to try the Hourglass Veil Foundation, I was colour matched to Porcelain, but both the shop assistant and I agreed it was much too dark. She then asked what foundation I usually use, and when I mentioned it was NARS Santa Fe, she was shocked. She told me I have "the weirdest skin undertones" she's ever seen. Basically, why does something meant for pale people come up incredibly dark on my skin, while something meant for medium skin tones work? I'm a neutral undertone and I guess a light-medium skin tone? I can provide a half makeup/half no makeup face if it's wanted. Cheers xoxo
Hi there guys, I've been on the hunt for my holy grail foundation and i just cant seem to find the right one. I've tried various of foundations, i think almost the entire store of sephora and still no luck. My skin is currently semi-okay, currently using something similar to retina. When I apply foundation, I make sure to moisturize before with clinique dramatically different gel, and I still somehow get dry spots on my cheek, I mainly just use a beauty blender but I'm open to buying a new brush. Could anyone recommend a foundation and brush that'll help with pores and oily/combination skin that somehow gets dry spots? I'm also wondering if MAC's studio fix concealer is good at hiding pores aswell
So I'm starting to think I need some concealer. Generally, I have always had really good skin. But lately, I have a spot on my chin and neck that is always broke out. I'm not sure who the best brands are for concealer. Something easy would be good. Any recommendations? I'm gonna have to get a color match because I'm also clueless about what shade I would wear. So far, online, I've looked at NARS and Stila. Thanks!!
Hello there, I need help with my face!! I have very pale skin, like "Dita Von Teese" pale but with freckles. I also have an extremely neutral undertone, there are no pinks or yellows in my skin. My skin type is combination, I get pretty oily in my T-zone and I am normal everywhere else, can get dry and red with the occasional break out. My current routine gives me a very matte finish, and since I'm so pale it pretty much makes me look dead... I need a new PRIMER, FOUNDATION, POWDER routine that looks natural!! Not too matte and not too dewy. I would prefer a light to medium coverage so if I do get oily I don't turn into a grease ball monster. I have tried two products so far that have failed, the Smashbox Halo powder and the Lancome Nude Miracle foundation. I wanted to love them both, but the lightest shades were both too dark for my skin and also too drying and matte. Any recommendations would be extremely helpful, thank you!!
Oky doky. I've been browsing for hours trying to find something exotic or new to try. I almost bought the alaska glacial mud, mostly because that is my home state, but had a bad feeling so didn't buy it. Does anyone have any recommendations for any products that you just never hear about?
Hello beauties! So I need a new foundation. I'm looking for something with either a satin or dewy finish and won't clog pores or cause breakouts. I have combo skin, during the winter I get dryer around my mouth and chin and my nose. I'm prone to breakouts. I have warm to neutral undertones. I prefer medium to full coverage because I have redness and uneven skin tone. I really liked the Naked foundation by Urban Decay but it made me breakout like crazy. So I want something similar to it. The foundations I've tried are: Kat Von D foundation, Tarte Amazonian Clay, Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation, and Dolce & Gabanna foundation (which was ok but only had sample). All of these were the liquid/cream type. I've tried powder foundations but they accentuate my dryness during winter so I'm hesitant to try again but any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
Does anyone know where I can find the Nars Algorithm Laguna Bronzing Powder Palette Holiday Set? I have been looking everywhere on this website but I'm not sure if I'm looking in the wrong places. I have searched at Nordstrom and they have been sold out since it came out! I know this item will soon be gone since its just a holiday set but I have to get my hands on one! Thanks for any help in advance, Happy Holidays! Anna
I really like Marc Jacobs concealer. It is amazing! Only problem, it doesn't last long and is very expensive. Any suggestions on ones that you like, but are less expensive? MJ is like $45. Anyone have experience with one from Too Faced? TIA!
I wear Dr. Jart Detox BB cream with Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Natural Beige applied on top. I am looking for a lip liner or concealer pencil/stick to use around my lip area to help fix/disguise lipstick mistakes/stains/smears during the day. Any suggestions?
i'm looking for a more matte foundation with a medium-full coverage as i have a really oily t zone with acne/scars that i would want to cover. i've had my eye on a few, so please tell me if you've tried them and have a similar skin type! Nars Sheer Matte Foundation Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation and if you had any other suggestions that would be really great! (also open to primer suggestions)
Suggestions? I use a matte cream foundation (not sure of the brand) but would like something good for full coverage. I havent really shopped for any foundation at this store before. Help? (I just need some foundation now; can't wait. lol IM OUT! )
So I recently purchased the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in Buff N (210). I initially thought it was going to be too light for me (in color), but surprisingly, it blended really well. I need advice on the best way to apply this foundation. The first time, I didn't use a primer at all since I don't have super oily skin, but more combination, and I know some of these full coverage foundations can really stick to dry patches. I applied it with a damp Beauty Blender. Kept me pretty matte, but the coverage wasn't great at all. The next time I used the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment primer, my holy grail primer (again applying with a damp Beauty Blender), and I was OILY about 5 hours into the day, which is unusual for me...usually my T-zone gets oily, but not my whole face...it's like my makeup slid right off. I'm thinking of trying it with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer and a buffing brush rather than the Beauty Blender. If I want GOOD coverage and to STAY matte...would this be a better combo? Or should I forego primer altogether with this particular foundation (again, keeping in mind I have combination skin, so I have propensity for dry patches in the winter)? Oy, the trials and tribulations of full coverage foundation application lol....
I'm going to post a picture of me without makeup. Because hey, I love makeup, but I'm also working on embracing my face au naturel, too. None of this "I'm not wearing makeup" when you're wearing a tinted moisturizer, brown mascara, and have a slight flush to your cheeks and lips. I'm talking no makeup AT ALL (No, not even clear lip balm). This is me, about 10 minutes out of the shower. Anyone else brave enough?
My only problem while doing makeup is dark circles, i dont have any marks on face, but my dark circles, i look like panda i am currently using Nars liquid concealer, i like it, but i'm eyeing on this palette, for my dark circles and contouring, i need fellow BTers review. should i pick it? Plz suggest. I am looking for dark palette 4. http://www.sephora.com/5-camouflage-cream-palette- P12630?skuId=873471
I recently purchased 'Dior skin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25' from Sephora store. I realized the box had a sticker on its product name, and when I pulled the sticker out[out of curiosity], I see that SPF 25 is erased on the sticker. What does this mean? Does it mean that Dior Forever Compact Flawless perfection powder is NOT SPF 25?
My friends in different locations of Sephora have gotten color-matched for different foundations and were given samples with the help of a worker. *This is going to be a rant, sorry I shouldn't feel any anger but yet I do So I went to my closest Sephora with a friend and I wanted to get find the right shade for 3 foundations (Urban Decay, Lancome, Laura Mercier for combo/oily skin) and get samples of them to try to see if they last on my face instead of buying full sized and returning them... When I got colored IQ it didn't work well because it said my shade is ebony and I'm a pale to medium yellowed toned Asian...so I couldn't really use the number to find shades on my own... I'm not confident in finding the right shade by myself, which was why I wanted to get help ... They could have just told me straight up in the first place that they were not allowed to check my color for 3 different things instead of walking away immediately after giving me 1 sample of the first foundation (I said wanted to check for all 3) and when I came back an hour later because I just assumed they were so busy they forgot to help me look for the next 2 brands) asked again. A worker who went to look for help found the same person who gave me my first sample and they stared at me and were possibly talking behind my back. They told me to wait again and I was said okay, I don't really mind. So, I awkwardly browsed and pretended I didn't notice the weird looks from those workers. There were other workers there not attending to other peoples' needs. I wondered if they wanted me to wait so long that I would give up and leave. Later someone else asks if I needed anyone and I told her I was just waiting, so I don't need anymore assistance ... and she was like I'm going to find you someone now and then I followed her and got stuck through people (the location is pretty small so it gets crowed easily with strollers and kids) and she was with the same person who gave me my first sample ( who possibly talked behind my back while occasionally glancing at me)... When I got my 2nd sample after she found the right shade and i asked if could get a shade from Laura Mercier's Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer she told me couldn't serve me again and I would have to guess myself but anyone could get me a sample of it...Of course I apologized but I wished she told me before so I didn't have to wait like an idiot. I never got a full makeover, the worker just put some of the foundation on my cheek to check the shade and never offered me the stuff to remove it again...I just quickly put hand sanitzer on my face (I kept finding alcohol instead of remover ahhh) because I just wanted to make a quick purchase and get out... I was going to buy some stuff from Marc Jacobs and Bosica but after feeling like an Idiot, I just bought the cheapest thing I could buy to compensate them giving me service so it wasn't a total waste of their time.... Sorry if I was being an Idiot, I thought it would be silly for me to make myself drive to the mall 3 days in a row just to find the right shades but with the service I received I don't think I won't spend my money there for awhile... Thanks for reading long post...rant over... cooling off...
What would be a match for this, if i wear mufe hd in 117 and UD in 2.0? I am wavering between a 1 & 2' My coworker showed me her 1.0 and it seemed like a good match. I am looking to go and get samples later
Hello! I am a beginner who would like to learn how to highlight and contour. I typically don't wear a lot of make-up just mascara and eyeliner, but would like to add definition to my face. For a beginner what are the basic or main items that I would need to highlight and contour my face (such as brushes, foundation, primer, etc.)? Any particular items that anyone would recommend for a beginner that is a reasonable price since I am just starting out? In addition, my face is normal but because of winter it tends to be on the dry side if that helps. Thanks!