So I still haven't spent the $50 to get $20 off. Ive bought smaller items but for some reason I haven't been able to find the right item for this deal. I think it's comical because I don't seem to have a problem with spending money at sephora… I just want to feel like Im getting a deal on a really good item. (I don't want to waste it). Anyone else out there still have their $20 off $50?
On a regular day I'm looking for a medium to full coverage foundarion. I've used some cover girl, maybelline fit me foundation but it's too watery and gets caught in my pores (even with a primer). My full coverage foundation is Kat Von Dee lock it but that's just too much for everyday wear. Anyone have any suggestions for a good everyday foundatwhat that wears well but doesn't feel like paint?
I am being seduced by the cheek and bronzer brushes by Tom Ford, but each is so bleepin' expensive I'm not sure I could justify the price. Then again, I'm looking for the dreamiest, softest blush brush and all-over face powder brush. Are these what I'm looking for? If not, which one(s) do you prefer?
Over summer, I had my Color IQ done at Sephora and was matched to 1y06. This suggests that I have yellow undertones, six shades deep. I purchased a recommended foundation MUFE HD Mat Velvet Foundation in 140 (light-medium with yellow undertones). I use bb cream daily and save foundation for special events. I used some on my nose & chin today but I looked quite yellow. Especially since I had used it on my chin and it didn't match my neck (which is lighter & seems neutral). I wonder if it's because I was darker/tan in summer, but I blush pink (not coral at all). So... Am I warm, neutral, or cool? I'm thinking of returning my foundation for 130 or 135 which are more neutral/beige undertones. Any thoughts? It seems like many people assume east Asians to be all warm (since many of us are yellow). I would love your thoughts on finding the right foundation!
I always wondered if it was necessary to wash face at night if all I put on is BB or CC cream. I always (try) to wash makeup at night but is BB cream makeup when it has all the other stuff in it to make it a 5-in-one or whatever? Advice? How about other types of creams if you don't wear makeup that day?
So, just wondering if there's a trick to make it so I'm not all washed out in pictures. I'm not talking about the white face flash-back you get from SPF. I mean my blush and eye shadow never seems to show up in pictures. I promise I'm wearing blush and eyeshadow in this picture! I've seen a lot of you girls with gorgeous makeup in pictures, so I know it's possible! Anyone have any advice? I'm not using a flash or anything.
With the VS Fashion Show going on tonight, I though it'd be appropriate to talk about bronzers (Clockwise starting with the bronzer with the pan peeking through.) - MAC Pro Long Wear Bronzing Powder in Nude on Board: Quite possibly my favorite product from MAC, this is used to warm up my complexion. I love how this has a subtle golden sheen and, like the name says, long wearing. Another plus is that it doesn't oxidize throughout the day. -Guerlain Terracotta Four Seasons Bronzer in 00 Nude: I can't talk about bronzers and not include Guerlain, as they're practically the pioneers of best bronzers. This one in particular is great for travel as the top left quadrant can be used as an all-over powder, the two opposing quadrants as bronzer, and the bottom right quadrant as a blush. -Dolce and Gabbana blush in Tan: A total misnomer if you ask me, as I can't see anyone wearing this as a blush. It's a cool-toned, matte taupe that is perfect for chiseling cheekbones or for defining the crease, as it truly mimics what a shadow should look. -Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium: Like the D&G, I strictly use this for contouring my cheekbones, due to it's taupey nature. This isn't quite as pigmented (nor as soft) as the D&G, thus, making it difficult to over-apply. Both are incredible contouring powders, and I love them both equally. -Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base: I finally broke down and purchased one after having used a new tester my SA kindly provided me with; it was always sold out at my counter. This is very lightweight and silicone-y in nature, so it can work over both liquid and powdered foundations. It's very difficult to go overboard with this product as it provides a soft warmth to the face. What products do you turn to for achieving that bronzed look?
Hi my lovely fellow BTers!!!! I need your help. I'm looking for a new foundation. I have acne prone, combo oily skin with a few dry patches on my cheeks. I am between NW44 and NW45 in the MAC Studio Fix Fluid, 80 Cognac in the MUFE Mat Velvet. I currently use Revlon Colorstay Combo/oily formula and I mix Caramel and Cappuccino. I just want to try something new and don't know what to try. I prefer a demi-matte/matte finish that isn't too heavy, medium coverage, skin like. I still get pretty oily in the winter but not as much as the summer.
I haven't been able to get on BT as much, so forgive me if this was already posted. I was at the Chanel counter this weekend picking up some Perfection Lumiere and Vitalumiere Aqua, and an SA I know there told me about their newest edition coming in February of 2014... Perfection Lumiere Velvet While Mat Lumiere was supposed to be discontinue with the Pro Lumiere, it has taken longer to phase out. But come February it will offcially be replaced by Perfection Lumiere Velvet which will be similar technology to the current Perfection Lumiere but with a matter finish. Just thought I would pass the news along! I know I have an issue where I have to try every foundation known to man, so I def can't wait to try this one out and see how I like it
...and the perfect blush application method! I'm sorry for starting so many threads recently...well, I'm sorry I'm not sorry There are just so many opinions that I'd like to know about! Anyway, I currently use Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow n Très Belle, and I apply it with a beautyblender. It seems that here on BT, many favor four brands, in no particular order: Nars, Tarte, Benefit, Dior. Here's the application/look I'm going for: What's your take/recommendation? Thank you! <3
Hi everyone, I have a darker mouth area compared to the rest of my face. It's not super dark, but it is noticeable. For reference, I am NC 20-25 and my mouth area is about NC 35. If you guys have any idea on how to conceal this and what products would be helpful, please let me know. Thanks!
I love having something to look forward to while studying, and I'd love to see some of you beautiful people share with me (and of course, the rest of this lovely community) one of your favorite looks you've created--on yourself or, perhaps, a loved one. I love seeing others' creativity in action. It is so inspiring! Here's one of mine, to be fair: Though I've done better makeup-wise, I loved my outfit and hair here...I wish I could dress like this every day
Hi everyone I've been collecting brushes in the past few months and ended up with a few Mac eye brushes, Mac 168 for contour, Guerlain powder brush, and Sephora pro mineral powder brush (which I'm not a huge fan of) but anyway, I need a really good foundation brush that I'll love and is going to last. I have beauty blender right now and I don't like it enough to keep repurchasing. I purchased the Makeup forever foundation brush in 108 during the vib sale, but I've shipped it to my parent's house (I go to school in Canada, and my parents live in the States) So I'm looking for the best foundation brush that's used in buffing motion (to cover up pores and achieve higher coverage). I was considering, Bobbi brown's full coverage brush Shiseido's perfect foundation brush Real techniques expert face brush, Sigma F80 (I know the behind story of the bloggers and youtubers who rave about Sigma, but I did hear that the F80 was a keeper..) Marc Jacob's face brush 2 Urban Decay's ... Is Marc Jacob's and Bobbi brown worth the extra cost? or would Urban Decay, shiseido, or even Real technique cut it? I would realli appreciate every honest review and suggestion.. I normally use a Guerlain Lingerie De peau foundation, and the Makeup forever HD foundation.. usually liquids..
Whats the best way to apply cream highlighter/blush over liquid foundation w/o affecting the makeup beneath it? I just purchased the Illamasqua gleam cream in aurora and I love it! My only issue with it so far is the correct way to apply it without streaking/rubbing off my liquid foundation beneath it?
I went to sephora and matched my skin tone to the perfect foundation from MAKEUP FOREVER 170 ... what is the skin code for medium glow skin tone? is 3y01? I would like to know any other matches for my skin tone
Hi. I'm fairly new to the whole make up community. I took a big leap a few weeks ago by ordering a travel size MUFE primer, liquid foundation and setting powder set. However, I'm not impressed with the foundation's coverage. I have light skin with olive undertones. My skin is combination skin, though I am more on the oily side. I have large pores and my cheeks and nose have a tendnecy to get very red. I'm not very knowledgable, so I'm looking for someone to help me figure out a few products I could buy to help me out. I would say I'm looking for full coverage, but I do live in the south where it is blistering hot and am scared my make up will sweat off. What do you suggest for me? I am mainly looking for suggestions for liquid and powder foundations, though I'm also looking for a good concealer (I have very dark circles under my eyes), primer and a bronzer. Any suggestions or advice that you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
I am looking for a new foundation to try out, I've always used drugstore brands, besides a time I used Clinique but didn't feel it was much better than what I could find for a fourth the price. I am looking for that airbrushed flawless look, with glow! (everyones dream, right?) I have fine lines in my forehead that I haven't been able to find a good foundation to cover, as well as the occasional blemish. My skin is normal-dry. With so many products its hard to decide which to put my money into and I want it to truly be great with covering fine lines, glow, and long lasting!
I've been using the Lingerie de peau, and I find that there's not many foundations out there that matches up.. but unfortunately, my color is sold out, and I wanted to buy a few foundations this holiday season.. Has anyone tried the parure de lumiere? I know its supposed to be for dry skin, but I've read that some people think its too "matte" or "dry"for their skin. I have combination skin, and is looking for a few foundations to use in the summer when I tend to be a bit oilier but not a full blown oily skin
Not being a pro at makeup or anything, I've been using the same drugstore brushes for a while, and only applicators for eyeshadows. I want to upgrade to a good but not extremely expensive beginners brush set, and I was wondering if anyone had recommendations? I had my eye on the Too Faced Teddy Bear brush set for a while, but some of the reviewers said it didn't pick up product well. I'm now considering the Sephora Holiday Light Show brushe set, but if anyone has any suggestions (or agree that it would be a good choice!), please share! Thank you so much lovelies <3
What's your Holy Grail for foundation brushes?? 😄 if you have a different favorite for powder, liquid, cream, bbs, airbrush, ect. list them all! And please tell us why you love them. 😌 Shoot let's go even further what is your HG brush for all areas of make up? What do you use it for? And again why is it so great?
I want to buy a GRAFTOBIAN HIGH-DEFINITION CREME FOUNDATION but i dont have any idea what color is right for me and I'm not sure its a product they sell in stores. I know that in my area they dont sell. I am 200 nude in revlon colorstay liquid foundation (combo/oily skin), can anyone tell me what my color is in the graftobian please?
Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage powder foundation : When the amount of foundation left in the container gets low, do you have any suggestions on how to get it out? I don't want to push my brush down too hard and ruin the bristles, and I also don't really want to dump it out to be able to dip into it. It's not like I can swirl it in the cap because of that little stopper.....and I am over the whole "swirl, tap, buff" thing anyhow....I just wish there were a better way. Has anyone gotten theirs that low yet? Suggestions?
Okay ladies(gents), I really want to try a new foundation. I have been using the UD naked foundation in 3.5 and I'm not to big of a fan of it. I only bought it because a sephora employee suggested it to me. It's thick to me even when I hardly apply any it still looks not cakey but wierd on me like it doesn't want to apply in a nice thin layer. Okay here goes all my skin info: honestly I'm not sure if I have normal or oily skin. I just know it's not dry and it's not combination, because when it does get oily it's the same all over not just in a few places. I should probably know my skin type but I don't. :/ type of foundation I want: I don't think I like matte too much I like more of a natural yet gorgeous look. Something that makes my skin look flawless without it looking like I actually have something on my face. Like when you 1st step out of the shower and your skin looks all perfect and slightly dewy because it just got all that moisture. I don't care what the coverage is I can add concealer to cover a little more or add a primer to make the consistency a little less if needed too. If it is sheer I would prefer it to be able to be nicely buildable. I also don't care if it's liquid, cream, powder, ect. It can be anything as long as it looks flawless! Hmm I can't think of anything else besides a may be a tad acne prone. Thank you!
I have my MAC lipstick on today. It's their Longwear Lipglass. The color is Driven by Love. On my eyes, I have my favorite palette, Urban Decay 2. Lashes are Benefit, Yes They're Real mascara. And gotta love my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Truffle and my blush is Nars Desert Rose.
Hi ladies! I was hoping someone could help me pick a shade for the above products. I'm referring to the Bobbi Brown concealer kit with the concealer/powder. I currently use Lancome Teint Idole Ultra in 210 Buff N. I don't have a Sephora where I live to get matched. Thanks!