I thought this would be an interesting challenge as well as difficult, but also help you discover creative ways and/or using up something you feel guilty of buying but never using. I'm a bit of an impulse buyer when it comes to eyeshadows. I have several palettes but I usuall end up just using the same one or switch it up with another commonly used in my collection and I thought that should stop. Recently I've been good about rotating palettes but it still doesn't get much use that makes me happy I bought it. At first I thought "a month should do it" but I know not even I would be able to keep that promise. The challenge is this. To pick a product that you haven't really got much use out of, and use it for an entire week. So an example would be "I haven't used much of the Kat von D sinner palette so I'll use it for a week now." Here's a loophole to this. You pick your item but you can still use other shadows from other things, the point is that the item you've picked has to be in your daily look. It doesn't have to be palettes or singles only as long as you pick the item and stick to it for a whole week. That way we won't feel so guilty about not using it so much. The item that I will be picking will be the Kat von D Monarch palette. I use it every once in a while but I haven't for 7 consecutive days. So starting this Sunday, that palette will be part of my every day routine until Saturday. Summary: It doesn't have to be a palette, it can be a single eyeshadow. It doesn't have to be eye shadow, it can be a lippie, blush, or mascara. Yes, you can mix it with other products but this will be the item you won't leave behind in your daily routine for the 7 consecutive days. You don't have to post a picture of yourself if you don't want to, but if you want to take a picture of your item of choice, you can, and if you want. All you have to say to yourself is I can commit, I can accept, and I succeeded!
Sephora just teamed up with the best brush cleaner in the world Parian Spirit and there doesn't seem to be any reference to it on their website, like "new products." Not sure why they are trying to keep it a secret. It's called simply: Sephora "Citrush Brush Cleaner" by Parian Spirit. Same natural formulation with no preservatives. Cleans, conditions and disinfects your brushes. You just need a little bit and then dry it off completely with a terry cloth or paper towel. No water needed. Cleans all types of makeup, foundations, even latex, acrylic and glues for eyelashes. The ultimate professional grade product for your home use.
Has anyone noticed that with the new DiorSkin foundations, the color names are the same but the shades are different? I bought my usual color of Dark Beige that I get in Dior Flawless and it's darker in DiorSkin than normal. Has anyone else noticed this?
i just bought the Dior skin makeup, and the color i thought would of been best on me, 021, is making me look a lil tan! first, how do you figure out ur undertones? and if I usually use light to med in BB creams, is the 01 too light??
No matter how I do my makeup, I always look sick and/or tired, when actually, I'm wide awake and feel great. Could someone recommend some Eye, Cheek, Lippies that would help me out? I use #25 in MUFE's Mat Velvet foundation to give you a reference to my skin tone, I've got green eyes with light brown hair. I just can't seem to nail down a pretty & simple every day look for work. Thanks!
I know this post is similar to many others…but a lot of them are updates on new items (which is great and how I'm finding out about new things!!). But I'm curious, as I try to sort out what I most want, what items are really "must haves" (or most want) as opposed to just being special for the holidays. All feedback welcome!!!
Hi! I do not want to wear a ton of make up, just to keep it simple. Maybe a little eyeliner and a subtle moisturizer/foundation. I am clearly thinking about doing this to help me look better. Any advice would be appreciated!
Hey guys! Just wanted to let everyone know about the ABH event happening on Sep. 20th at Toronto's Eaton Centre. It's appointment-only, from 12-7pm. Anastasia herself will be there, as well as her brow team to give you a mini brow makeover. The makeover will consist of filling in/shaping brows and showing you different techniques for what you want to achieve. No plucking/waxing involved! Also, I heard from an SA that if you buy any Anastasia product during the event, you will get a GWP (a clear brow gel & brow powder, apparently).
I've never worn make up an have no idea how to apply any of it. I'm looking for a quick everyday look, simple. Also I would like something simple but a little stepped up for going out with some friends. What should I do?
Dunno if anyone's mentioned this, but the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette + full-sized Shadow Insurance Primer is back at HSN for $49. New Customers (or credit cards apparently) can get $20-off w/ code 20NEWSUMMER Old Customers can get $10-off IF u can spend $1 more w/ code 144390 or $5-off w/ code 142055
I just saw that Sephora carries the brand and was wondering if anyone had tried it? I'm intrigued by the concept behind it and have heard some mixed reviews on them (Wayne likes them, but Tempalia didn't so much) so I was hoping you ladies could shed some light on NUDESTIX.
Becca foundation help please for IQ# 3R13! Can you tell me which would be closest to this number please? I'm interested in the cream or skin luminous foundation! I'd also like to get the concealer for my skin tone. Thanks so much!
The Armani Eye & Brow Maestro Creams are supposed to be total game changers, which can be used as eyeshadows, brow color, and even hair color (hair color - seriously?). There are 9 shades (described as iridescent), they are (apparently) waterproof and they (apparently) last 20 hours. I have to say I'm intrigued. What do you all think?
I've been trying out the Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque. I love how well it conceals my (very) dark circles, but it needs setting with a powder, otherwise it just never dries and smudges off throughout the day. I never set my makeup with powders, and don't really want to introduce another step into my routine just for a corrector. Are there any concealers out there that have that pink tone that act like correctors? I usually use the Nars creamy concealer in Vanilla, but I find that it just highlights my undereye area. Does that mean I should just change my concealer colour to a darker pink one?
I went to ULTA yesterday and purchased one of the new IT Cosmetics Angled Blush Brushes and I have no idea how to use it. The girl helping me wasn't very friendly so I didn't ask her for any more help. I also can't seem to find a video on how to use an angled brush, so any help would be great. Thanks!
I am a huge fan of special effects/movie/Halloween makeup, although I never really try to do it myself. I love to admire from my sofa. Haha I've found a few YouTubers who I feel are very talented and fun to watch. I'm looking for preferably trained SFX artists who offer amazing content. It doesn't necessarily need to be tutorials that I can follow, because it's highly unlikely I would try to replicate anything I see online. I even enjoy watching gore tutorials, like acid burns, zombie bites, bruising, missing fingers, etc. It can be creepy, but I find it really interesting and fun to watch. For a frame of reference, here are a few YTers I've come across and tend to enjoy the majority of their SFX makeup, although I'm not that impressed with many of their beauty tutorials: MadeYewLook by Lex Glam&Gore Bonnie Corban SFX Ellimacs SFX Makeup Goldiestarling KlairedelysArt The more out there, complicated and realistic, the better! Thanks, everyone, for any suggestions you have!
After looking at all the holiday set previews, I started a wishlist going. The list is definitely getting long... But it was so much fun putting it together!! Lucky we still have some time to sort everything out before the holiday release. Share is caring, so here I go... 1. benefits blush pallet 2. too faced a few of my favorite things 2 3. tarte pin up girl 24 hour blush pallet 4. hourglass blush pallet 5. kvd mini lip set Cheers!!
I found an older thread I actually wanted to "bump" to the first page, but it has now been marked as read only, so I decided to start my own thread. I genuinely hope no one takes any offence to this, because I mean only to help others. It was not that long ago that I was new to BT myself! I have noticed there have been a lot of questions asked lately that have been asked hundreds of times before (ok that might be a slight exaggeration but not much of one!). So to all the new users, welcome to BT! There is a ton of useful information and threads to be found on BT. I hope that before posting you will all take the time to do a quick search and see if your question has been asked before! Even if the thread is older, commenting on it will bump it back to the main page so others will be able to see it and comment on it. Also, there is a "Follow This Thread" button to the right side of the thread. Clicking that button will ensure you get an e-mail when someone responds to the thread. This is a good way to be notified when someone responds to your question. For fast moving threads, you may find you are receiving too many messages, but you can easily unfollow the thread by clicking the button again, which will change to "Stop Following This Thread." We seem to be seeing so many repetitive questions such as "I have oily skin, what <insert product type here> should I use." Or "I have thinning hair, what products should I use." There are some incredibly educated and intelligent contributors with what seems like an endless amount of knowledge, so I encourage you (and I'm sure I'm not the only who does) to search before posting a thread if it's been asked a lot. I hope you understand my intent of this comment is not to discourage anyone from posting. By all means, that is not the case at all! Just keep in mind your question may already have been asked and answered! And if you don't find the answer to your question, then of course ask so we all can help. Just because a thread is older doesn't mean it's still not full of useful, legitimate information! When I first started using BT, several helpful people pointed out that I could search and find answers to questions that had already been asked. When I was a noob, I also found it very useful to read the posts on the Welcome/Getting Started pages. There is very helpful information here, such as community standards and how-to type posts. Please read up on these; they will be very helpful for you! If you're like me, you don't want to violate community standards or not know to do work the boards. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Welcome-Getting-St arted/bd-p/Welcome Here is the read-only thread I was referring to: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/An-ode-t o-the-search-feature/m-p/1210177#M85303 Here is something very useful for all of us to remember from the BT Guidelines: Best and worst practices WE LOVE WE DON’T LOVE Using a descriptive title for your posts. Using vague subject titles like “HELP!” Reading other responses before posting. Repeating information already provided. Asking for clarification when necessary. Making assumptions. Contributing to the discussion. Excessively quoting previous messages. Focusing on your areas of beauty expertise. Offering advice on unfamiliar topics. Being as concise as possible. Overwhelming readers with information. Trying to use correct spelling and grammar. Worrying if your spelling isn’t perfect. Staying on topic. Getting off topic. Remaining positive. Disparaging (insult) products or people. Trying to understand opposing viewpoints. Arguing with other posters. Being friendly! Using foul language or off-color humor. I'll climb down from my soapbox now. Enjoy your day and, again, welcome to BT! We're excited to have you!! Mods, if this is not posted in the right area, please move it to the appropriate place. I just hope it can be somewhere that it shows up on the main page, so many can see it!
i own the makeup forever hd foundation and like it, but not sure if its good for my dry skin. is clinique perfectly real better? I want something to last the entire school day but not look cakey and horrible after a sweaty gym class
I've been buying the Stila Convertible Eye Color pens for years ! I've always bought them in the color Stone and I really, really loved them... I don't wear a lot of makeup, and they were so easy and quick and the color was great for me - subtle, but incredibly flattering. Just enough color. Today I found out that they'd been discontinued. EEEEEP! I don't have a great knowledge base for products like this. (My biggest hobby is my really long hair.) What other products are out there that might be a similar color, quality, price etc? Also, I loved the 2-in-1 because I don't like carrying many things. Thanks for any help you can offer. I'm really bummed out and hoping I can find something comparable
Hey beauty experts! I'd like your advice.... When it comes to matching eyeshadows and lip colours, I'm a little green. I know a bold lip is often best with a minimalist eye, and that smokey shadows work well with a nude lip... BUT, what about colour for both eyes and lips. I love drama, but also want to option to tone it down while still using colour. So what are your favourite eyeshadow & lip colour pairings?