I saw a post on here a couple of days ago featuring the Anastasia of Beverly Hills upcoming contouring kit. I really want to try contouring...can anyone recommend a good kit that's available for this? Skin tone is medium. Thanks!
I really want to try the Bobbi Brown luminous faoundation. Unfortuantely not available in stores near me and it's not included in the color IQ. According to the Bobbi Brown website Alabaster is paler than porcelain. But on the sephora website porcelain is listed first. Does anyone know which is the paler shade? Im extremely pale (nars Siberia is too dark) and I've heard that alabaster is one of the palest shades availabale. Does anyone know? Thanks!
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?
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?
I am going to sephora with my $20 off today, and want to get one of the Hourglass light powders. Which one do you think I should get? I can only get one, so I want your opinions! I already have dim light and love it! i am 115 in MUFE liquid foundation, so slight pink undertone and very pale!
Hi All, I've always wanted to try my hand at contouring but I haven't yet because I don't believe I have the right products or techniques to do it well. I've looked at guides before but I can't really envision it just by reading about it, and in videos everyone seems to do it a bit differently so I'm not sure what to try. Any advice on techniques (in the form of video, or photo tutorials would be really be appreciated) or products that worked for you would be great!!!
Ok so i need help with foundation. I have tried multiple brands and multiple stores and can not find the right shade to match. I have tried Dillards, Belks, multiple drug stores and Sephora. At Sephora I have even done the Color IQ and nothing matches. Inside my foundation looks flawless, but as soon as I go outside my face is a completely different color than my neck. To deal with that I just bring my foundation all the way down my neck and blend it into my chest. However, I am tired of doing that and feel that there has to be a better way. Any tips, tricks or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for all your help!
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 have such oily skin and I have tried tons of foundations. I have recently switched to sephora makeup in general and I love it so far! I am currently trying Tarte Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation (powder looking) . It seems to be helping with my oily problem but I was wondering if there is anything better? I don't like to use a primer and I have tried the oil blotting sheets. I use a Lancôme face wash that is supposed to help as well. Any helpful tips? Thanks so much!
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!