So I bought my first bottle of Julep nail polish and have fallen in love! This formula is awesome! I got Candace and I am thinking of checking out more colors. I like all sorts of colors esp glittery ones. I'm not such a neutral fan unless it has some sparkle. The only colors I do not wear are red, yellow, and white/off white. So what are your favorite shades (obviously ones that are available currently ) Thank you in advance
The Lime Crime thread got me thinking, I don't know a whole lot about the companies I buy from, beyond what I can dig up on my own while reading reviews or looking for swatches. What other companies (let's keep them beauty related only, or we'll be here all year) would you never buy from, and why? Are there any you refused to try for a long time but have since changed your mind on? Mine are: 1. Lime Crime (totes obvs, right) 2. Sigma -- I genuinely don't care whether they have a good product or not, but if I hear one more YTer say "I'm using Sigma #XX, I'll link it below" I will smack someone. I feel like they have over-saturated the online beauty community with affiliates and hidden sponsorships to the point that I just have no desire whatsoever to try anything from them. Ever. 3. Kat Von D - just don't like her, so I'm not giving her my money. 4. CoastalScents - sort of the same as Sigma, but I did buy several glosses from them a few years ago and the colors and quality were just way sub-par, even if they weren't expensive. 5. Savina - I bought two polishes from a Nordstrom Rack to try out and they were SO AWFUL that I vowed never to buy another one, not even if it looked gorgeous. 6. Enkore - same thing, bought a few eyeshadows and they were so awful I'll never buy anything from him again. I think he even quit producing eyeshadows, so I clearly wasn't alone in my dislike for them. 7. Any and all celebrity-backed perfumes. I think I have one bottle of J.Lo's Glow from back in the day (and it does smell lovely), but again it's that over saturation of the market that turns me off. I feel like I see Britney Spears/Jessica Simpson/Justin Bieber/One Direction fragrances in every single drugstore or discount store I go to. One I Changed My Mind On: Glamglow! When their stuff first came out, it was SO EXPENSIVE and had so much hype that I was immediately skeptical. I think I tried one foil of the black mask and the flakes inside of it annoyed me to the point of dismissing the brand entirely. When the SeasonSet sample bag arrived, I pulled the Thirstymud sample out and it popped on me! The crimped end of it had blown apart and it was all over my hands.. and it smelled so good.. so I figured, better to smear it on my face and see what was up, rather than wash it down the drain. I'm glad I did; my skin was suuuuuuper soft, like crazy soft, when I washed it off. It also stayed really soft even after I washed with cleanser, and I felt like it was still pretty soft in the morning. I've got a trip coming up to cooler temperatures in the desert soon so I found another foil sample of it in my sample stash and ordered the kit before the VIBR sale ended, to have some on hand. ETA: I hope no one takes offense to any of this stuff, it's just makeup. I'm positive there will be someone out there who dislikes a brand I like, so no hurt feelings.
Hey ladies and gents! I'm always on the hunt for new brands to explore. I love supporting smaller companies that are female and/or minority owned. (the ones you share don't have to be) What are your favorite indie brands? Makeup, beauty, body care, clothes etc? I've loved oyin handmade for YEARS since they started in 1999/2000 or so. They have really grown and are now available in target stores in some areas. I also love bake shop butters (the owner is so sweet) she just got married so her shop is closed for now, but her body butters are WONDERFUL and smell so good. Toni Daley makes some AMAZING jewelry! I have some of her earrings and any time I wear them someone always asks me where I got them. Rachel Stewart also make some incredible pins and earrings.
I was looking at Urban Outfitters and some bloggers...all these Korean brands. The first Tony Moly is on Sephora (and Shiseido but not Shu eumura). Anyone buy them? Like the cute packaging? Are the colors transferable to most people's everyday? Insight is so appreciated! And Shu Eumura has 25% off now. Buying anything?
Hey everyone! I'd like to buy for Christmas a new foundation but I hesitate between Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide LAURA MERCIER, Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum TARTE or Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation. I have combination skin and acne (not severe), which do you recommend? Thank's!
I am currently looking for another cool toned eye shadow palette to buy, but I haven't found anything yet. I already have the naked2, but besides that palette I'm having a hard time finding another cool toned palette. Every palette I've seen has too many warm toned shadows (which honestly always look awful on me), so I don't want to buy a palette with shadows I won't use since I don't want to waste money. If anyone has a recommendation it would be much appreciated! Price or brand don't matter to me so I am open to any suggestions.
I tried the Deluxe Airless Sephora travel kit and I lost about 1 tube and a half of product that I couldn't get out. When I made the return of the deluxe airless kit, they were kind enough to give me one tube of product after seeing how the product was stuck inside the bottle. Anyone have suggestions for a pump bottle with a tube that is thick? Due to my cerebral palsy, I feel like I loose too much product in the current packaging, every time I would open it.
I recently received a sample and wore this primer underneath my chanel foundation (which i use on special occasions). I noticed that when i took a picture with a flash, my face was completely white which has never happened. I didn't think a primer could do that so i wore it again last night under a darker shade of foundation and my face was still white in photo's. Normally i use smashbox's primer so i'm definitely going back unless there's a better one someone can recommend?? I am ALWAYS in pictures. Need this problem fixed haha
Sorry if someone already posted this... December 4, 1:00 Am pst on the Urban Decay website. My video review if anyone is interested. I really like it…lots of light shades and more of the old style UD shimmer (so not all will agree). Reminds me a little of the Nars Dual intensity shadows.
Has anyone tried products from StillGlamorus Cosmetics before? (I know glamorous isn't spelled correctly, btw, it's how the owner spells it.) I placed an order on May 2 from their web site for some pigments and haven't received a shipping confirmation or my order yet. I tried using their online Contact Us to ask for help and got no reply. I texted the number and the person responded pretty quickly asking for my name. Then I didn't hear anything else. I looked on the Facebook page for StillGlamorus today and noticed Kasey (the owner and YouTube beauty personality) had created an e-mail address to address concerns. But I'm really getting kinda pissed. I've paid money and have no product. And even if/when it does arrive, I have no idea what the quality will be like. Do any of you have experience with this brand?
I found the Mini Lipstick Charms trio available for pre-order today at Nordstrom. It's a bit more expensive than the price posted in blogs ($39 not $35). Oh well, it's still a good way to try something new. If you've seen the holiday palette elsewhere, please do share! Shades included at 0.03 oz. each: - **bleep** Perfect - Penelope Pink - So Marilyn
They're now live on their website! How many of you are thinking of picking these up? I'm still not entirely sold on them. How about you ladies? The price point is pretty good. 1 for $14 4 for $40 8 for $70
I watch a lot of YouTube beauty videos and everyone always raves about how amazing MAC is, so I always assumed it was fabulous. After reading around on here for the last few months I've noticed a lot of people say that it is not that great. I know YouTube isn't the best place to find accurate product reviews, but is MAC as great as the gurus make it out to be? I planned on buying all of my holiday makeup at MAC this year because I thought everything would end up being amazing, but now I'm kind of doubting that. I tried a lipgloss and pressed pigment form them, but I don't think that those purchases are enough for me to make an accurate judgement about the brand. Lip gloss is lip gloss to me, and the shadow was a highlight shade so it's nothing fancy. Anyone have any input on whether or not I should splurge on MAC?
I feel like my looks aren't complete until my eyebrows are done and a lot of you probably feel the same way. I was looking at threads but it's mostly 'what can I use to so and so, and this causes this and that' type of deal. I use several products for different things.I recently discovered the PERFECT product for a natural brow, and well for a more polished brow I have a favorite one as well, so let's begin. What brow products are your HG? Natural brow - Giorgo Armani Eye and Brow maestro Defined brow - (For a dark brown I use UD brow box and set it with abh tinted gel) Defined brow - (for a black brow I just use any matte black eyeshadow) Now t hat I've listed my products.. I have both wenge wood and jet black for the GA and I thought that the black would be a bit too dramatic (my thoughts before trying it on) but WOW, it actually keeps my brow looking as thick as i want it and natural. Seriously. This product is foolproof. If I were to suggest any products to anyone, it'd be the ones I listed (ud brow box and GA). I still wnt to try the brow zing from benefit though.
I just got a beauty blender since some of you have recommended it. And I want to thank all of you that have because I am so loving it for foundation!!! Any who, I washed it for the first time today using baby shampoo (Thats what I normally use for my makeup tools) and i noticed pink dye started running out of the beauty blender.. Is this normal?
Hi! Does anyone know a color dupe of Gerard Lipstick in Buttercup and Gerard Lipgloss in Plum Crazy? Something that's either a cheap drugstore dupe or a higher end brand that I can swatch would be much appreciated
In less than a month I'll be going to Disney. Last time I was there I noticed Disney rolling out makeup geared more towards adults. Has anyone tried anything from Disney's revamped makeup line? Anything good? Worthwhile? Collectible? Additionally, I'll be spending most of my days shopping (my husband will be at a conference) so are there any hidden gems I should know about? I'll obviously hit up the two outlet malls in Orlando, but is there anything glorious between St. Pete/Tampa and Orlando? Feel free to throw out your favorite food spots as well. I have some favorites (Yellow Dog Eats and 4Rivers) but I'm always looking for new places. Also pictures. I like memes, gifs, and photoshop masterpieces. Don't care if they have anything to do with Disney or not. For your help, I shall offer you this VERY realistic picture of what some BT members would look like if they were on the teacups with me.