With the talk about LORAC possibly being discontinued, I am wondering what peoples' major go-to brands are and why? In order, and on the list due to no animal testing. 1. Urban Decay (obsession level) Love their liners and have every color I could want. Great lasting power and colors in liners and shadows. Revolution lipsticks are amazing. Razor Sharp finishing powder amazing, Have really come to trust the quality of the brand. 2. LORAC. Love the shadows and primer, have some lipsticks, blushes too and their luminizer is my HG. Great colors and quality, again I trust the brand. 3. Stila. I have a variety of Stila items. I know when I order something Stila I won't be disappointed. Shadows, liners, liquid liners. 4. Tarte. Love their company philosophy, and my collection of Tarte products is growing. I have a number of blushes and eyelash primers and mascaras. I am also liking Too Faced as well. Love to hear what you like and why!!
I rarely did nail art during the Fall semester. I definitely did not have any time for practicing with acrylic. I have missed both so much! It was so nice to sit down and play with acrylic and polish after working on some of my Winter class stuff. I still have a long ways to go with acrylic, but I didn't make too big of a mess lol. I still have a hard time with creating the rounded area built up at the stress point. Fitting for my index finger has always been awkward. It's just an awkward nail lol. I wish I could post my Instagram video of my hand with the untrimmed nail tips. "The Claw" went after the critters lol. I kept the nail art simple and festive. The green's formula isn't great for creating thin lines, but all that matters is that it's a Christmas green. I used: Zoya Nidhi (red on pinky) OPI An Affair in Red Square (red on middle) China Glaze Ruby Pumps (red on thumb) Zoya Ivanka (green) and two Sephora by OPI golds. I can't recall the names since they're mini bottles lol.
Just saw the reviews for this collection coming out on the 26th on Temptalia's blog. Anyone else excited for this? I think I'm really loving the blushes and skinfinishes! Pretty highlighters are easy catching the eye aren't they?
I know a few BTers were still looking for this palette, so hopefully it stays in stock long enough for everyone to get one! http://www.sephora.com/joy-to-the-girls-P383428?ic id2=carousel_HP_121913_ThrillWithPalettes_andValue ...
Hello ladies (and gents!) I'm in the market for a new foundation. I have been using Diorskin Nude, and I have no qualms with it, but I do think I could do better. I decided to go outside of the realm of Sephora purely for research purposes, and now I'm at a crossroads. Here are the two I'm interested in/curious about: Guerlain Parure de Lumière Armani Luminous Silk I'm very fair, and I'm looking for a light-medium coverage foundation that isn't too fluid and isn't liquid-to-powder (like HG Immaculate). I want it to do the job, so I don't want "invisible" foundation that just melts into my face without a trace, but I don't want it to be very heavy or cakey. If it smells nice, that's a plus! Feel free to recommend others as well. Sorry for the lengthy post (and my being so picky!) Any guidance would be much appreciated!
I love these pencils, but the funny thing is I only use them as shadows. They work really well and are easy to blend. I'm wondering if anyone has bought the UD Glide-On Eye Shadow Pencils and the Ocho Loco 2 Pencils. If so, was there a differences? That $20 an eyeshadow pencil will prevent me from buying them.
I bought the lip kit because it seemed like a deal. 8 lipsticks of .07 oz size each it said. The regular size is .14 oz, the decision was easy. But the more mini lipsticks I'm getting, the harder it is to believe each lipstick is .07 oz. I've compared it to the Kat Von D and Buxom minis and they seem like the same size as those two, yet they're only .04 oz. (Buxom looks taller but thinner). If you have these, can you compare and tell me if I'm crazy? Is the .07oz lipstick only, or does it include packaging? Maybe they meant .07 for each tube, which has two lipsticks in one.
I went to my local Sephora today and one of the girls told me that after the holidays all of the Lorac products will be on sale. They're not going to carry the line any longer I went home and checked online (with fingers crossed) to see if perhaps it would just be my local Sephora losing the line, unfortunately they barely have anything online! I'm so sad right now!! Why Sephora, why????
So the Julep maven window is open today. What are you girls choosing this month? Add-ons? Skipping? I can't decide. Some of the add-ons are already sold out. They have me as an IT Girl but I'm not sure I want/need another white polish.
Hey girls, So I been using the Bite line & define lip primer/liner and honestly, I ain't too pleased with it. I use a lot of Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks and they don't seem to adhere to the primer at all. It usually goes on my teeth or smudges big time and I have to keep re-applying. Is there not a way to make the lipstick stick and stay longer ?. I also find with eating it's gone quickly too. I've done the whole lip liner filling in lips trick too it's not working for me either.
I have been loving the trend for vivid and deep lipsticks but I often want more wear and coverage than I get from lipstick alone. I have medium brown skin and pretty pigmented two-tone lips. I've tried the "same color as your lips" liner thing but I don't like how it alters the color of my lipsticks. I have a clear liner from Sephora brand which I love for increasing wear but it obviously doesn't help with coverage. I am considering colored liner but I'm not sure where to start. Do I really need a new one for every shade? Is this a good one? http://www.sephora.com/retractable-waterproof-lip- liner-P257801?skuId=1214568
If so, no wonder I'm not get as good color payoff as everyone else. I usually apply the primer first thing along with my facial moisturizer (gee, maybe I'm doing that wrong as well), dry my hair, do face makeup, then eyes. I just read an article that said to apply eye shadow while the primer is fresh. What's fresh? wet? slightly tacky? TIA!
Well, my Mom survived **major** back surgery this past week, and is in recovery. I flew out to take care of her during her first week. Since she is out of commission and taking major pain meds, she is not feeling too pretty or in control... so to make her feel better and beautiful, I brought a holiday nail supply kit and did her nails. She loved it so much, and now is feeling very feminine and in the holiday spirit. Funny what a little love and enamel can do! Here is her new look for the holidays:
I'm 26 and I need a new undereye concealer. I have genetic dark circles and I'm starting to notice some fine lines. The concealer I use currently (a drugstore brand when I ran out of my mac) settles into the lines and magnifies them, not cool! My eyes are a little oily, when I add it to my upper lids it also creates lines that I have to smudge out mid-day. I need something hydrating but not too oily, possibly something that fills lines or at least blurs them.
I was looking at these for a long time, but for some reasons never really got into them and didn't pull the trigger... I have a few questions for you all about them! 1. Do they ever dry out your lips? 2. How long do they last? thanks in advanced :*
Hey girls, So I am home sick today and when I stopped in to pick up my prescriptions, I hit the make-up isle. I forgot about this eyeshadow palette that had me mesmerized from when I was picking up a package from the boyfriend over by the post office. I had purchased it and swatched it. I'm impressed with the pigmentation of this palette, and excited to try it out !. I think that this brand is a little under appreciated because it's ' drugstore quality '. However this is definitely a great purchase and while I said I wanted to stop buying makeup for a while I couldn't resist this baby !. I'm planning to test this out maybe today or tomorrow if I don't collapse and recuperate in the mean time !. Have a great Friday girls !. While your at it share your thought on this palette or this brand's eyeshadow selection.
I am trying to reorder Make Up For Ever and can not find the color type on my current bottle. The botton has the numbers #1 TC31A but when I enter that in the search I get no results. Can anyone help me identify my color so I can reorder?
My too faced chocolate bar palette arrived (like a half hour ago), and I just wanted to share my opinion for those considering it. Overall, I've seen some good reviews online, however there were some people that were kind of iffy on some of the shade formulations. I briefly swatched my palette and have to say I'm pretty impressed. Now remember I haven't actually worn it on my eyes yet though...but swatching, most of the shadows were really soft and buttery, definitely have great pigment. The only shadows that I think had a slightly drier texture were the ones with the micro glitter in them (candied violet, black forest truffle, and cherry cordial) . The metallic and mattes are excellent. The texture of the three micro glitters I mentioned is not a deal breaker for me, and most likely for my purposes those colors would be more of accent colors as opposed to the ones that carry the palette. One last note though is that you have to be a fan of browns for this to please you. Even swatching, I was having trouble discerning the differences of the shades unless I inspected closely....for example Hazelnut, Haute Chocolate, and Amaretto looked very similar to me at first. However when swatching them together I saw Amaretto has a slightly pinkish sheen to it and the other two are gold and bronze sheens. If you want a good collection of browns this is your set.
Hey everyone! My skin is very fair and I am trying to find a bronzer. I have heard a lot about Benefit Hoola and the Too Faced milk chocolate bronzer. But my question is which one of these is lighter in color?
Hello beauties and cuties! Pay close attention. Several people told me that Formula X Top Coat was a dupe for my beloved Dior Gel Coat. Being my thrifty self, I ordered a bottle of Formula X. It did not last from after dinner to nighty nite time! There is no substitute for Dior Gel Coat! Please make a note of it!
If you got a $50 Sephora gift card this very second, and what would you buy? Personally, I would maybe get the Nars blush in Mata Hari and anorther MJB nail polish? They've both been on my list for a while... http://www.sephora.com/blush-P2855?skuId=221382 http://www.sephora.com/enamored-hi-shine-nail-lacq uer-P380707?skuId=1511328
I saw this going around on Youtube and I wanted to see what you ladies have to say and what you decide. I don't have all of these palettes, I stated the ones that i thought fit the category best. Some I do have though! Here are the questions! 1.) Best Packaging 2.) Best Color Payoff 3.) Most Versatile 4.) Best for Travel 5.) Biggest Regret 6.) Best Color Names 7.) Least Used 8.) Most Used, Most Loved, Desert Island 1.) Best Packaging I have to give this one to Marc Jacobs. Their packaging is the beautifulest I have seen! I do not own it… YET! lol but from what i have seen, it is so sleek and beautiful!!! 2.) Best Color Payoff UD Naked i believe has one of the best color payoff out of most palettes! 3.) Most Versatile I think the Disney's Ariel Palette is pretty versatile since it was a collection of colors and finishes! 4.) Best For Travel . I take the Naked Basics palette with me whenever I go on a trip. It is small, compact, and it has neutrals that go with everything and range from day to night. 5.) Biggest Regret My biggest regret was probably the UD… i don't even know the name of it. It is a small square palette and is purple on the outside and has a bunch of shimmery colors that i NEVER use! 6.) Best Color Names I have to give it to the upcoming Too faced Chocolate Bar ! it has such yummy names that make you just want to eat the palette!! lol 7.) Least Used That once again has to go to that UD palette. I have NEVER used it and I have had it for a while. 8.) Most Loved Has to go to my Lorac Pro Palette . It is my baby! I use it all the time and create any look with it! I am in love with this baby! <3 lol
I was swirling my powder brush in my Guerlain Meteorites and a lone ball jumped out of my tin and into the sink! OMG, nooooooooooo!!! So I picked up the little bugga, and put him on a kleenex to dry. I can't even think about putting him back in my tin with the clean balls. But I also can't bear to think about throwing him in the trash. He is a lone ranger sitting on the counter. He is white and sparkly btw.
Okay so I used to have decent eyebrows naturally, but one day I got overzealous with my tweezers and ruined them. My brows used to be twins but now they're like sisters (maybe cousins). For whatever reason I can't color match a product for my eyebrows to save my life (and neither can the SAs at Sephora)! I need a brow powder/brow gel/brow product match. Any suggestions?
I noticed that both palettes are not only out of stock online, they are not sold online at Sephora anymore. Does anyone know why? Since they're not listed online, I can't check their in store availability which is annoying. Thanks!