I'm asian with normal skin. I'm currently using the benefit hoola bronzer. It's pretty light on my skin, so I really have to pack it on. Is there a darker bronzer out there but doesn't look weird on my asian skin.
I absolutely love makeup. I've been doing it for about 4 years now, and I love everything about it. I own mostly drugstore with a few higher end products sprinkled in. As a high school sophomore, I don't have the money on hand to buy expensive products all the time, or to buy a $40 tube of foundation, then hate it, and it's hard to return stuff because I live in a small town, most of my shopping is done online, or in store when I get a chance to go a bigger city near me. So I need some help from experienced beauty lovers who know the ins and outs of high end makeup. What's some of you worth it high end makeup buys? For reference I have oily skin and my main concern is acne, and I like more full coverage products. Thank you so much, have a great day!
DISCUSSION THREAD FOR NARS ORGASM I bought my first NARS product in 2012/2013, it was the NARS Orgasm blush (ever classic). I remember when I first bought it, and my friends judged me for spending so much money on BLUSH. But I didn't care, I knew it was destiny. It continues to serve me to this day and every time I look at it, I fall in love all over again. Such a rich and beautiful color for so many shades of skin. With the Spring 2017 NARS orgasm roll out, we now are presented with an Orgasm family. Liquid blush, lipstick, etc... it seems that NARS is re-branding its trademark color and re-franchising the color to many other NARS products. I do love it, because the orgasm color is so beautiful in of itself. However, my main concern is that.. has the color changed? Has NARS switched the formula on us? I went into Sephora not too long ago to make a swatch against my skin tone and I must say, it is not the same orgasm that I know and love. I'm not adverse to change, but has anyone else noticed it or am I going crazy? I just feel like the new color is more a pop-pink, rather than a soft, natural blush you get when you, uh, ...climax. Open to any comments or arguments!
Sometimes it feels like we love so many products it's impossible to identify our all-time favorites. With the endless makeup obsessions on BeautyTalk I thought it would be fun to give some love to the products we always go back to. I know it's hard to narrow down your pretties to a few favorites but I think it will be a fun exercise!
Here's the deal! I listed 7 main categories to fill in. Please try to stick to your Sephora favorites (if possible) and list only one product per category.
Here we go! Let's see your top...
4. Eyeshadow (single or palette):
6. Blush: 7. Highlighter:
Can't wait to see your favorites and hopefully discover some new products to try!
I'm looking for a highlighter and eye shadow palette that looks good on cool skin tones. I've been using the Naked 2 palette but I'd like to switch things up a bit. It seems like all the new palettes are very warm.
I am pretty upset about my Sephora visit today! I am a twelve-year-old makeup artist and I visited the chain today with my friend. During our visit, the employees talked about us in their headsets and followed us, giving the impression they believed we were stealing. I was shocked by the rudeness of the employees and when I asked for a sample of a setting powder, the employee tried to charge me for it and when I gave proof that samples were free, she was incredibly rude! I was horrified by the customer service. I'm not sure if it was because I am on the younger side of their clients but I was truly stupefied. I hope no one has as horrible of an experience as I did.
I just wanted to share some photos of the new lipstick line. There are 10 shades in both the Luxe-Shine lipstick, and Matte Liquid Lipcolor. The lipsticks all together come in 3 different finishes, matte, satin, and shimmer. Although I find the "satins" do tend to have more shine than a traditional satin (still gorgeous!). There are also 5 creamy lip liners. I will post spoiler tabs with more info and photos of each category. I do want to mention, I did receive this as a surprise gift from Sephora. This in no way affects my opinion. It just so happens I've had my eye on these lipsticks, and really wanted to buy at least 6 of them. I am very grateful to be able to share these photos, and swatches with you guys! I will be doing lip swatches and looks VERY soon, so I will update when that happens. I feel bad it's taken me this long to post about them (received them on Monday). I have been sick for the past week, and am feeling like a human again! Side note: My skin tone is fair (NC15), and my husband's arm is tan (NC30). Statement Matte Liquid Color Spoiler (Highlight to read) Luxe - dirty pastel pink Fresh- bold warm pink Fire- fiery orange red VIP- bold crimson Juicy- poppy red Naughty- deep oxblood red Shameless- neon hot pink OMG- vivid violet Flawless- muted plum Devious- rich burgundy These lipsticks are packaged in a traditional round tube. The bottom half of the tube is clear, and gradients into a frost matte finish on the upper half. These do have a cake/chocolate cake scent. The scent doesn't seem to linger all day long though. They have a creamy mousse like texture, not runny at all. L-R: Luxe - Fresh - Shameless - Juicy - Fire L-R: VIP - Naughty - OMG - Flawless - Devious Luxe Fresh Shameless Juicy Fire VIP (unlike the others, this one had a flat applicator, instead of a doe foot) Naughty OMG Flawless Devious Swatches On Fair Skin L-R: Luxe - Fresh - Shameless - Juicy - Fire - VIP - Naughty - OMG - Flawless - Devious Swatches On Tan Skin (husband has tattoos, so I had to break up the swatches) L-R: Luxe - Fresh - Shameless - Juicy - Fire L-R: VIP - Naughty - OMG - Flawless - Devious Luxe - dirty pastel pinkFresh- bold warm pinkFire- fiery orange redVIP- bold crimsonJuicy- poppy redNaughty- deep oxblood redShameless- neon hot pinkOMG- vivid violetFlawless- muted plumDevious- rich burgundyThese lipsticks are packaged in a traditional round tube. The bottom half of the tube is clear, and gradients into a frost matte finish on the upper half. These do have a cake/chocolate cake scent. The scent doesn't seem to linger all day long though. They have a creamy mousse like texture, not runny at all. L-R: Luxe - Fresh - Shameless - Juicy - FireL-R: VIP - Naughty - OMG - Flawless - DeviousLuxeFreshShamelessJuicyFireVIP (unlike the others, this one had a flat applicator, instead of a doe foot)NaughtyOMGFlawlessDeviousSwatches On Fair SkinL-R: Luxe - Fresh - Shameless - Juicy - Fire - VIP - Naughty - OMG - Flawless - DeviousSwatches On Tan Skin (husband has tattoos, so I had to break up the swatches)L-R: Luxe - Fresh - Shameless - Juicy - FireL-R: VIP - Naughty - OMG - Flawless - Devious Statement Luxe Shine Lipstick Spoiler (Highlight to read) Tease- peachy pink with gold pearl (shimmer shade) Biba- bubblegum pink Rebound- medium neutral pink Alpha- bright raspberry Flash- warm coral red Srsly Red- true bright red Hustler- rich garnet with red pearl (shimmer shade) Frenchie- vibrant magenta berry Elite- rose berry with gold pearl (shimmer shade) NSFW- blackened plum These lipstick are packaged in a smooth round matte black tube. The inside tube has a glossy black finish. These lipsticks are also infused with mango butter, for an "ultra-smooth application". L-R: Tease - Biba - Rebound - Alpha - Flash L-R: Srsly Red - Hustler - Frenchie - Elite - NSFW Tease Biba Rebound Alpha Flash Srsly Red Hustler Frenchie Elite NSFW Swatches On Fair Skin L-R: Tease - Biba - Rebound - Alpha - Flash - Srsly Red - Hustler - Frenchie - Elite - NSFW Swatches On Tan Skin (husband has tattoos, so I had to break up the swatches) L-R: Tease - Biba - Rebound - Alpha - Flash L-R: Srsly Red - Hustler - Frenchie - Elite - NSFW Tease- peachy pink with gold pearl (shimmer shade)Biba- bubblegum pinkRebound- medium neutral pinkAlpha- bright raspberryFlash- warm coral redSrsly Red- true bright redHustler- rich garnet with red pearl (shimmer shade)Frenchie- vibrant magenta berryElite- rose berry with gold pearl (shimmer shade)NSFW- blackened plumThese lipstick are packaged in a smooth round matte black tube. The inside tube has a glossy black finish. These lipsticks are also infused with mango butter, for an "ultra-smooth application".L-R: Tease - Biba - Rebound - Alpha - FlashL-R: Srsly Red - Hustler - Frenchie - Elite - NSFWTeaseBibaReboundAlphaFlashSrsly RedHustlerFrenchieEliteNSFWSwatches On Fair SkinL-R: Tease - Biba - Rebound - Alpha - Flash - Srsly Red - Hustler - Frenchie - Elite - NSFWSwatches On Tan Skin (husband has tattoos, so I had to break up the swatches)L-R: Tease - Biba - Rebound - Alpha - FlashL-R: Srsly Red - Hustler - Frenchie - Elite - NSFW Statement Under Over Lip Liner Spoiler (Highlight to read) Kiss-A-Thon- neutral pink 100%- true cherry red Wired- brick red Genius- deep fuchsia Graphic- intense blackberry These lip liners are super smooth and pigmented! They glide on without any tugging. They are traditional wood pencils, and have a smooth black finish. L-R: Kiss-A-Thon - 100% - Wired - Genius - Graphic Kiss-A-Thon 100% Wired Genius Graphic Swatches On Fair Skin L-R: Kiss-A-Thon - 100% - Wired - Genius - Graphic Swatches On Tan Skin L-R: Kiss-A-Thon - 100% - Wired - Genius - Graphic Kiss-A-Thon- neutral pink100%- true cherry redWired- brick redGenius- deep fuchsiaGraphic- intense blackberryThese lip liners are super smooth and pigmented! They glide on without any tugging. They are traditional wood pencils, and have a smooth black finish.L-R: Kiss-A-Thon - 100% - Wired - Genius - GraphicKiss-A-Thon100%WiredGeniusGraphicSwatches On Fair SkinL-R: Kiss-A-Thon - 100% - Wired - Genius - GraphicSwatches On Tan SkinL-R: Kiss-A-Thon - 100% - Wired - Genius - Graphic
Hi Everybody! I'm looking for recommendations for a good gift for my baby sister who has just graduated high school and will be taking a gap year to study abroad in Brazil. Originally I was thinking of getting her a fun and versatile pallet for her to take with her, so any suggestions in that area would be appreciated. I was also thinking of maybe getting her something that's really popular in Brazil right now. Anybody know what the must-haves and latest trends are there?
I'm looking for some recommendations for summer makeup. I prefer BB creams/lighter foundations, and any other sweatproof/waterproof things you think would be good to have for summertime and that will last! Any help is appreciated!
Hello! I really want to try a Koh Gen Do aqua foundation I cannot find a way to swatch it on my skin and am having problem picking a shade. I am fair with yellow undertones. The foundation I found to match my skin perfectly is Armani Luminous Silk in 3. Nars Sheer Glow in Gobi was also a pretty good shade for me. Please help me out!
First I would like to say thank you fatimamummy for letting me use a part of her skincare thread title for this thread! Thank you so much! In a similar fashion to the skincare thread this will be a place to discuss anything makeup related. Questions, recommendations, inspirations, tips, tricks, stories, whatever. All welcomed! Need makeup swatches? You can go to the swatch request thread.: http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/THE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/m-p/2223212#M4100 Need skincare advice? Skincare 101 is the place to be.: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Stories/Skincare-101-Discussions-Questions-and-All/m-p/2719... Need advice on hair, nails and body care. There's a thread for that too.: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/THE-HAIR-NAILS-AND-BODY-CARE-THREAD/m-p/2765274#M37163 Or The Hair Thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hair/THE-HAIR-THREAD/m-p/2768486#M11791 Need fragrance advice, BT has got you covered.: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Fragrance/The-Fragrance-Advice-Thread/m-p/2778836 Or check out Fragrance Junkie Central http://community.sephora.com/t5/Fragrance/Fragrance-Junkie-Central/m-p/2222170#M8919 ~ Updated May 28th 2017 ~
Oh my goodness, you guys!
We were able to snag these palettes to play with so I absolutely had to share some swatches with you! The Huda 3D Highlighter Palette comes in two shades: Golden Sands and Pink Sands. As you can see, there are a variety of shades and the brand provides specific instructions for applying to get a 3D, lit highlight look.
Both palettes are beautiful, buttery and ultra pigmented. I will also note that this palette can be played down but will make you shine like the sun if you follow the instructions on the packaging. I would recommend Pink Sands (top 4) for lighter skintones and Golden Sands (bottom 4) for medium to deeper skintones. Each palette has a creamy base color (Capri in Pink Sands, Fiji in Golden Sands) that is made with shea butter. The base shades are gorgeous, creamy and give a glow that could be worn alone (see below). If you want to amp it up, you apply the highlight shade (Santorini or Seychelles) to bring light to your cheekbones, cupid's bow, etc. Next you add dimension with the deeper shade under your cheekbone highlight. Finally, you finish with the pinky shade (Ibiza or Zanibar) between the two for a blended, 3D look. In my opinion, this is a highlighter version of contour blush and highlight and I love that!
I didn't go a great job at capturing the dimension but I was BEAMING
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I am new to the blogging community and I just wanted some feedback on my first review! https://reviewingwithlg.blogspot.com/ I love reading reviews and writing them, so I figured "Why not start a blog?"
I am wondering what people think as the best concealer for blemishes. I don't like ones with salicylic acid. I was using shape tape and the nars soft matte but both are too pink in my shade and doesn't fully cover. Any suggestions?
Beauty Bakerie is a cruelty-free, vegan, and mostly gluten free cosmetic company that I am currently obsessed with. The Lip Whips (matte liquid lipsticks) are too legit to quit. They come in multiple finishes (matte & metallic mainly along with one gloss color so far) and the range of colors is to die for. There are bright daring colors, darker bolder ones, colors you would never imagine in lipstick form! The smudge-proof, budge-proof factor alone would be enough to reel the average beauty maniac into the fold of Beauty Bakerie. The packaging for their products is really nice looking (the highlighters come in containers that look like ice cream pints!!! They even have their own makeup remover for the lip whips because they are THAT smudge-proof, budge-proof. So yeah, you guys should look into testing Beauty Bakerie at some of your locations. You're seriously missing out. 💋💋💋
Since I got more views than I expected on my first post I decided to make a follow up with Asian mascaras I hauled from my Asia trip! I have stick-straight Asian lashes that get weighed down by almost every formula, so mascara wasn't something I wore often at all. UNTIL NOW! Here's the first thread with my experience with Western brands: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TIPS-FOR-STRAIGHT-ASIAN-LASHES/m-p/2720734#M129691 I did a ton of research before my trip so I could grab all the holy grail mascaras on the Asian part of the Internet, and I'd like to share my feedback so that some of you straight lash gals don't have to waste your money. For the record, they're all amazing and each one holds a curl!! This was my biggest factor. For comparison, my Shu Uemura petal lash mascara was my old favourite because it holds my curl all day and doesn't smudge. The tradeoff though was that it looked too natural and gave me almost no volume. A close second is the benefit they're real. In no order whatsoever: 1. Fairy Drops Platinum Waterproof Mascara This was probably the most raved about in my research. I got it at Sasa in Hong Kong (like an Asian Sephora beauty haven) for about $20 CAD and it is my new favourite!! It does everything it says: curls your lashes and gives them volume. It even added length. My lashes look absolutely fantastic with this mascara and I wear mascara every day now when I never did before. Just to further explain how much this product is worth, my lashes literally are not visible with no mascara on them. I completely gave up on my lashes, eternally convinced they would never look good. But now I have this!! The wand is shaped really weird and looks like three balls put together but this stuff does the job. I can't say enough good things about this mascara. I only wish I bought 2 more as backups because I have no idea where to get this in Toronto 2. Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara There are a few this brand makes: I chose the one with the pink packaging. The purple packaging one is volume and curl, which for some reason isn't talked about a lot. This mascara is also an Asian favourite and raved about over there so I had to pick it up. It was under $20 CAD and is amazing! Holds my curl all day and adds a lot of length. Not as much volume as the Fairy Drops one but it still makes my lashes look great. Definitely worth the buy. You can get it at some places in a combo with their equally famous liquid eyeliner. 3. Majolica Majorca Lash King This one is like a drugstore mascara, I picked it up when it on sale at Watson's (an Asian drugstore) in Thailand for around $15 CAD. This is also a waterproof formula (they all are) and works pretty well. However, it does smudge after a few hours whereas the other mascaras do not. It holds a curl and makes your lashes look pretty good still, but has more clumping. Not my favourite one out of these 4, and to be honest with my other discoveries I could have done without it. 4. Lancome Virtuose Divine Lasting Cuves & Length This is the only one out of the 4 that isn't waterproof. I couldn't find it at Sephora or Shoppers so I got it at the airport duty free for about $30 CAD. This is very comparable to my Shu Uemura petal lash in terms of curling and how natural it looks. It did nothing for volumizing my lashes, and is only good for a natural day. Despite it not being waterproof, it doesn't smudge much at all and lasts throughout the day. But again, with the first 2 being so great, I could have done without this, too. I hope these reviews helped you guys pick an Asian mascara! Please comment if you have any others I didn't try out and what you think. Let's end the fight for Asian lashes!!
Hi Everyone, I was in the JCP Sephora and noticed that they had a bunch of the Sephora Favorites for JCP value sets back in stock that were from a while ago, like before the holidays. There was an older perfume value set as well as the eyeliner set with the Urban Decay glitter liner and nars eyeliner. The eyeliner set was $30 before christmas. Today is May 7th. I had also seen they had the kat von d x too faced mini sets in stock, which had went on clearance on the sephora website a while ago for half price. None of these items were in the clearance section or had a sticker indicating that they were less than full price. I know they had all sold out online. Does anyone know if they will ring up full price or come up as discounted at the register? My stores always have extremely slow lines and there's always just one employee on the register when I am there and I'd hate to hog up the line just so they could price check these sets. Thanks!
Hi everyone!! I have combination skin, so my cheeks and neck are normal but my T-zone and chin get pretty oily. I have tried other foundations recommended for oily skin, but a friend who works at Sephora recently recommended that I try the Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able foundation. Before I drop that much money on a foundation, I wanted to get some reviews on how this foundations looks, wears, sets, any special tricks that may be needed to use it, so on and so forth. Any and all info is appreciated. Thank you!!
What do you think is the best smelling/ scent free self tanner? I'm sick of my sheets smelling like tanner, even after I rinse/ wash it off It can be gradual or instant, I'm okay with both. Thank you! <3
Has anyone noticed that the MUFE HD Stick Foundation changes colour over time? I bought # 117 (yellow based) less than 1 year ago and now when I apply the same stick, the formulation applies very PINK!?
One of my eyebrows is higher than the other and also a different shape - much more arched whereas the other is more straight. Every time I go to get my eyebrows threaded, they can never do much about it. But when I fill them in, it's so obvious, especially in photos! I don't know what to do - any ideas? (I use ABH dipbrow, but any suggestions are great)