What is the best liquid bronzer? I have not tried any yet but I know there are a few to choose from, I have been eyeing the Armani Liquid Summer but I'm not sure if I should spend the money if there's something better.
What brand and/or product would you recommend for an everyday face foundation or bb cream. I will be starting Nursing school in the fall and want to have a quick routine so that I look presentable. I have acne and scarring but hope that they clear up with the Retin A by the time I start school. I want something that is about medium coverage.? I can never stand light coverage. Also, maybe long-ish wearing because of my oily skin. I have no idea what to use. i am so used to full coverage foundations.
Can you suggest a blush? I have the Clinique cheek pop in melon which I love but I want another option for summer. Ginger pop is too red. Nude pop doesn't show on me. Peach pop is too pink. i tried the hourglass dim infusion which was too orange. i have NARS orgasm in the multiple but it's too shimmery. can you please suggest a warm blush for me?
Hello I'm a teenager; my face is very dry and has some bad acne spots. I have very fair skin so I like to cover my face to reduce redness and cover acne marks. Any good products that I should look into? I've tried Makeup Forever (too heavy) and Stilla CC Cream (not my color). Any help please?
Hello lovelies! I'm desperately searching for a new full coverage foundation! I have dry skin around the corners of my mouth and an oily t-zone. I have a couple of pesky blemishes around my jawline and some faint acne scars on my cheeks that I've been trying to cover up. I'm looking for a liquid, matte foundation that will hydrate my dry skin without adding any oiliness to my t-zone but still giving me that full coverage. I've tried a bunch of different things in my makeup routine and I'll share them below: Applicators : -Beauty blender -Sonia Kashuk brush no. 4 -Sephora professional mineral powder brush no. 45 Primer : -UD Pore Perfecting primer -Smashbox Photo Finish primer Foundation : -UD Naked (I like this one but not enough coverage after a few hours) -Clinique Even Better Makeup (pretty good but not great) -Tarte Amazonian Clay (way too drying on my skin, but LOVE their concealer) -Bobbi Brown (Don't remember much about this one but not worth the $50) I do use a powder but they're just drugstore ones like CoverGirl and E.L.F. I was considering purchasing either Smashbox Studio Skin, Clinique Acne Solutions makeup, Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo foundation, and I've heard good things about Make Up Forever Mat Velvet. I'd be so appreciative for any and all tips and advice! Thanks!!!
Yes, I know this question has been asked before, however, I haven't really seen anyone who can answer my specific questions about the two blushes. Looking at swatches and reviews online don't help, they're all so different and there are so many varying opinions! I am looking to purchase either one of these blushes (not lip gloss), but am not sure which one. So! I'd like to know, primarily, which one is pinker. I know both lean pinky-peach but if one has a more pink tone I definitely would go to that one. Second, which one's formula is better (I don't mind glitter at all, I love it!) Third, which one would be better suited to very pale skin. THANKS!!
hi! so i've recently stopped wearing foundation and am trying to start wearing concealer only. i only have a few pimples and a small facial scar that i like to cover up, but i feel like whenever i use concealer on its own, its just very noticeable and stands out. i have many different concealers, all in the right colors, but i just feel like whenever i just wear concealer it is obvious that i am trying to hide something. so, i've started wearing bb cream to kinda camouflage the concealer in with my skin, but i just can't find a good one. i really need it to last all day and provide light/medium coverage without looking like i have makeup on! please let me know any suggestions/advice on the concealer problem / any recs on bb cream.
I recently splurged on myself and gave myself a custom makeover where I fell in love with the foundation used...Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation in the color Beige Dore 10. I've had the product for a few months and was worried about it running out, so I went re-order online and that color option wasn't even there. I went to my local Sephora and they had a tester for that color but there were no actual foundations that I could buy. When I asked, the SA tried to find it online and in the back but couldn't explain why it wasn't in the system or when it would be back. I just want to know what happened and when can I expect that particular color to be available to purchase. Also, what would be good matches for that color. (I tried using the Color IQ match with the YSL Beige Dore 10, and that color didn't come up as an option for me to match colors with other products.) If anyone could help or point me in the right direction to just clarify what happened, I would love that.
My entire body gets tan except my face. I have tried multiple face self tanners (Clarins Tanning Milk, Bare Minerals, St. Tropez), but they all break me out. Any suggestions for a good face self tanner for sensitive skin? Thanks!
What is a good powder foundation for combo oily skin? I use Kat Von D and it is starting to slide right off. It seems like it is just a layer on top of my skin that can be wiped off. How can I change this or what is a good recommendation?
Hi everyone! I was hoping I could get some advice. I have just really started getting into putting make-up on and I wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations on brushes. I want to get some nice brushes to put on. Thanks!
I bought these and they just came in today so I will be reviewing them as I wear each shade. Today I wore Highly Waisted and I did put a bunch on because you all know how I love that glow! I don't find it to be the most pigmented highlighter or anything. It's fine but not amazing. It applies nicely but I can't say to the blendability because I was going for a bam sort of look. I wasn't intending to blend it into the skin. I only wore it to dinner so I can't speak to the longevity but I will be wearing a different shade to work tomorrow so then I can tell you how it lasts. Here is a picture of me wearing Highly Waisted:
hello, I'm going on a beach trip in two weeks and from all i've read for essentials tinted moisturizer is one of them and all through sephora the laura mercier is the one favorite I've seen. i'm a NC15 in the mac but a 4.75 in the giorgio armani (blended perfectly). from experience from makeup counters i am Fair with a red undertone so what would i be?. also which of the moisturizers is the best between the broad spectrum, illuminating, and oil free laura mercer tinted moisturizers? Thank you!
I received a sample of Luminous Silk and just love it. My color id in this foundation is 5. However, I'm intrigued by Maestro Fusion (id is 5.5) and Designer Lift also, but neither of these are available in stores within 100 miles. My questions are these: 1. how do I compare these 3? how do I know which one I should choose? 2. what color should I get in Designer Lift should I choose to purchase this one?
So I was looking for a daily wear BB or CC cream with a higher SPF than what I've been using, but I've been advised not to rely on that for sun protection. What's your favorite sunscreen to wear under makeup that isn't greasy and doesn't leave you looking ghostly, and doesn't make your makeup run or otherwise cause problems?
According to Sephora color id, my color is 5 in GA Luminous Silk and 5.5 in GA Maestro Fusion, but it won't give me a color number in GA Designer Lift which is only available online. Which color should I get??
I am in need of the BEST oil control primer please... I looked up on Sephora website and came up with these: NARS pro prime pore refining BECCA Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector SMASHBOX Photo Finish HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer BENEFIT POREfessional DR JART PORE MEDIC Pore Minish Primer I tried all the above except for DR JART, but i only used once or twice for each and can't compare or review.... anyone used these? can tell me which has strongest oil control? I think BECCA? Because it has the most matte texture, but dont know the ability to actually control oil from coming out. thanks!
I've been wearing Stila's CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum as my daytime go to cream. I really like it. It looks good on me (I wear the Light shade), natural not heavy, it's not oily, doesn't make me break out and so on. However, as summer approaches I need something with a higher SPF. Please recommend a daily wear BB or CC with high SPF. I'd like something somewhere between matte and luminous; as I get older I find truly matte products look harsh and aging, but neither do I want to be sparkly. I have fair skin and I've had trouble in the past with products being too dark or too orange.
Hi everyone! I'm interested in trying a Tarte blush but I don't like blushes with any shimmer AT ALL. Can anyone tell me which shades are completely matte and if you have a favorite? I have light, oily skin. (I'd normally just go to the store and try them on, but I've hit pan big time on my old blush so I need to order ASAP. ) Thanks in advance!
Hi! I used the search bar for this topic, but a few of them were older and didn't get too many responses, so I hope no one minds I started another one. I do not have oily skin; if anything, it's normal with some dry patches in winter. I have always had a very sweaty face in the warmer months, and the more products I use, the worse things get. So here's my routine: -I use Vaniqa cream, which slows down the growth of facial hair, on my upper lip. -I use a moisturizer or serum, depending. -I use Neutrogena sheer touch SPF -then I will use a very light foundation (either a BB cream or Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation or Loreal True Match). So, I have all these products on my face, and they start sweating off and mixing, and it looks and feels gross. You can actually see it building up. Applying powder only makes it look cakey. The thing is I am also very pale (MAC NC 15, Pantone 3Y01) and my skin is thin, so I need a high SPF and I also need to even out my skin. I would appreciate anyone's suggestions! I was thinking about a primer, but I am hesitant to add in another product!
I'm looking to purchase products for the sole purpose of staying on in the heat. I show horses, so I'm dressed in heavy layers from head to toe, so I need something that will survive hours of dust and sunshine. Any recommendations for face products (foundation and contour if possible), and also BROW products... I can't live with my brows sweating off! Thanks
No matter what I use, my makeup just can't last for a long time. I don't want to wear a heavy duty foundation like ELDW everyday either. On a regular day, I wear Smashbox's BB cream along with the MUFE Full Cover concealer. I also use Urban Decay's De Slick spray before and after I apply makeup, the Hourglass primer, and I set it with the MUFE HD finishing powder. Yet no matter what, my makeup still manages to slide off and my spots are peeking through by the end of the day. Help!!