Hi guys! So lately I've been looking at my stash and trying to not feel overwhelmed by all that I have. I think a lot of us on BT fall into the hype of things and go a little crazy at times. Sometimes it works out in our favor however and something we purchase is JUST what we needed or wanted and you're like YESSS glad I picked that up! So...share your enabled/hyped up/impulse beauty buys that worked out well! Some of mine: - Beautyblender + BB solid cleanser (OK, so this was a gift but I am really, really happy to have discovered these. I have tried other sponges but I feel that they don't hold up as well. The cleanser is a miracle for getting cream products out and making your brushes/sponge almost brand new) - Guerlain Perles d'Etoile, Holiday 2014 (The regular Meteorites in Dore don't do much for me, but these lightly-bronzey pearls are everything on my skintone. Perfect for some glowy warmth. Well worth the investment as they will also last forever) - KVD Ladybird palette, Painted Love lipstick in Lolita, Foiled Love Lipstick in FTW (often, sale items can be a miss but these discontinued items at a great price were so worth it. Perfect colors, great pigmentation. I am glad I jumped on the bandwagon with y'all when they all went on sale!) - Tom Ford Nude Dip palette (Yes, you should get it once it's back! The shimmery taupey/silvery shades are beautiful and not overdone) - Becca Rose Gold pressed - Perfect color, especially for deeper/tanned skintones - Ole Henriksen Truth Serum - Enabled by BT, I finally got a sample using points. Used regularly, it really lightens dark spots and smooths out my skin (products go on better!). It seems to last awhile too. - KGD Spa Water - While it isn't the best for heavy duty eye makeup, it is really great to use for removing lipstick, and for taking off any remaining makeup. When I use it to take off lipstick, my lips feel soft and moisturized in the morning. It just feels good on my skin, and never stings my eyes. I am still testing out the Bioderma cleansing water to see how it compares
I am 15 years old and I recently bought the foundation, am I too young to be wearing foundation ? Is the foundation non-comedogenic? My mom has told me that foundations can make the skin age faster, is that true ? I am worrying because the foundation is quite pricy and I'm hoping that there won't be any regrets. Also, Would it work if I were to mix it with moisturizer to turn it into a tinted moisturizer? As for additional information, My skin is quite oily (especially the T-Zone, oh boy) and have a few acne spots and pimples here and there. Thank you
I just got the Tartelette and have barely broken it in but I look at the Showstopper and just want to sigh in love. I'm a little intimidated by the blush since I've never used that color on my cheeks before. Anybody try it yet?
Hi girls! Ok so I'm going on holiday in August to Cyprus with my other half who is currently out in Cyprus working with the army. I need some help on makeup etc. I have combination skin and I have a feeling it will be more oily in summer than dry! I'm looking for a non expensive foundation that'll last in 35/40 degree heat!! What is the best foundation for this type of whether e.g cream, mousse etc.I'd like good coverage due to blemish scars. Any help would be great P.S due to having blemish scars etc I was wondering if anybody knows any tips or advice that can help get rid of them or help make them less noticeable with products etc??? thank you
I have oily skin, i'm looking for long wearing foundation that will last and not budge and won't leave me any oilier than what i already am. So i can't decide whether i should purchase Estee Lauder Double wear Foundation or Nars all day luminous foundation? Any tips?
I am just wondering what is a good, highly recommended setting powder? I have combination skin, so by the time it hits say after lunch, my makeup looks fine...but it just tends to get a little oily around my t-zone area. I have two foundations, but use only one or the other depending on my mood. lol One is the MUFE Mat Velvet and the other is the Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Foundation. I do have a little bit of the MUFE HD Microfinish one. I have been using that as a setting powder...but wondering if there is another one that is highly recommended? Or just stick with that one? Any suggestions?
Hiiiii everyone! So I have the Naked 1 & 2 full palettes & I love them. However, I am kind of wanting more brown colors. A friend suggested Naked 2 Basics or Too Faced Natural Matte but I am trying to decide if I need them or if the first two Naked Palette's I have are good enough.... I am bad at making decisions haha! I just didn't know whether to spend the money or just stick with Naked 1 & 2. I also considered getting an eyebrow kit but I wasn't sure whether I wanted to spend the money on that either.... Just need some feedback & suggestions. Thanks so much. Bella
Say that 5 times fast! Any one else have issues with their Marc Jacobs lip lacquers leaking? For the longest time I couldn't figure out what in my makeup bag was leaking. Everything was sort of oily, but sticky. I finally solved the mystery when I wiped everything off, and had put my MJ lacquer in my makeup drawer. I grabbed it this morning and it was all sticky, along with the divider it was in. Did I get a defective one? The lid has always been on tight.
I can't decide! I have used the Anastasia one (which I like) and I am debating between whether to switch to something new (and uncertain) or stick with a repurchase. Anyone tried both? Or any suggestion of other clear brow gel?
A lot of the Surratt stuff has sold out or is close to selling out. It's a brand I just don't know and haven't tried. Anyone have experience with the brand? Love? If so, what items and shades do you recommend? Watching it sell out…I'm now wondering what I'm missing!
I'm looking for something dewy I wear MAC NC30 mineralize foundation but would like to try a new brand. Can someone recommend other brands/shades that are comparable?and fresh but with moderate/buildible coverage. Thanks!
I got the big pack of LashStash mascaras and am way excited about finding the perfect mascara that will work for me. However, so far I hate one of them (Lancome Hypnose Drama). I think for a higher end mascara it is awful. I am wondering how to go about getting a partial refund. Should I contact the mascara company itself or go into a Sephora store? UPDATE : Thank you to so many people who took my questions and posts seriously and responded kindly. It is my first thread and I am new to Sephora, the brands it sells, and this BeautyTalk community. Since this became a lengthy thread so quickly, I thought I would give a quick recap of how I resolved my issue, and save some time for people who might be in the same circumstance I was and unsure how to proceed. But before you read how I resolved the issue, I wanted you to get a picture of how I view myself as a customer. You should know that to me every $1 is 100 hard earned pennies. And if I put my money down for product, regardless of its size, I expect it to deliver. In addition to being vocal about products through word of mouth, blogging, etc., I firmly believe in communicating with those directly involved with a product's production and distribution. And through honest communication with companies about how I truly feel about their product, they almost always thank me reaching out to them (from as simple as nice thank you letter to as large as a coupon for free product). So here's what happened: I bought the $45 Sephora Favorites LashStash Deluxe 11-piece sampler (NO voucher) with the expectation that while I may not love everyone, that each one should be high-end performance-wise. I also expected to use them all up and for it to last me a LONG time (think back to my $1 meaning a lot to me). Years ago, I had previously fallen in love with They're Real and so I had something to judge the others against. The first one I tried happened to be the Lancome Hypnose Drama and it was just not delivering. So I watched some instructional videos and tried again. Still not delivering (extremely strong smelling, clumpy and made my eye lashes stick together). So the vocal side of me starts wanting to let the company know and rectify the situation (yes, I'm talking about expecting a partial refund, exchange, etc.) But I had only previously corresponded with companies who make lower-end products. So what were the rules with Sephora and Lancome? Was Lancome like Costco where they stood by what they sold so much that they would take care of everything? Or like a Supercenter where you had to contact the manufacturer? I was not sure and so decided to post my question to BeautyTalk and glean from your wealth of knowledge. So I posted and ya'll let me know that you cannot do partial returns/exchanges with Sephora--either return all the mascaras or none. But neither one appealed to me. I didn't want to give up on the others after the first failure. I also didn't want to stand idly by and just be okay with a high-end product under-performing. So I reached out again and most people agreed that contact with Lancome or both was best. I also learned that there were new Stash sets out that had a voucher with them (and was like, "that is the best deal ever" and also bummed that they didn't include one in my kit). So I first called Sephora and the phone call was very rushed but polite and at the end she basically said that she was sorry that I couldn't get voucher but would add a certain amount of points to my account. I really am not familiar with the point thing but from some of your comments, it is a way to get a free sample...cool. I still wanted to let Lancome know about my bad experience with their mascara. Lancome makes the product and is the one ultimately responsible for its formula and how it delivers, after-all. I waited for a SUPER LONG time to speak with someone, then got transferred, then dropped, and then a SUPER LONG time again. But it was so worth it. The Lancome consultant listened to everything and I asked her for tips and she documented my likes and dislikes. Then she said she would mail me a check to purchase THE EXACT SAME SERIES of mascara (to the confused commenter it was NOT a full refund of the $45) because mine was obviously defective. And I said, but the mascara was a little one, that is too much. Then she said it was a gesture of kindness and to please give the company another try and highly recommended that I purchase over a Lancome counter instead of Sephora. So, of course I said OK, sounds good to me. And I will do as agreed. Never in the conversation was I rude to the workers or demand compensation. I did expect something, but not to the degree it was given. Which only cements in my mind that Lancome (and kind of Sephora) are smart about wanting to help customers because we BUY their product with our hard-earned money. The company is entitled to make their own policy and direct their customer service to do as the company says. The same goes with the stores who sell the company's product. And the customer (that would be me and YOU) are also entitled to speak out to them and as many parties that we want. Enough said. It's time for bed.
Hey guys, just wanted to see what everyone's suggestions are for foundations and primers. I currently use the Smashbox Photo Finish primer water, but lately I feel like its making my face really oily and my Amazonian Clay foundation just sits on top of my skin. After a few hours everything looks kinda streaky and looks like my makeup is just running off my skin. I was looking for a new primer (make skin is combination) that is a matte finish and any suggestions for a medium-full coverage foundation.
I am trying to decided between a couple of products and I wanted some thoughts on certain products. First... Eye shadow palettes... Natural Matte Eye from too faced or Semi sweet chocolate bar from too faced? Somethings to consider is that I have the regular chocolate bar already. Second...contouring palettes... Anastasia or Kat Von D ? Why and why not?