I am making a short trip to Tokyo this summer. While a lot of it will be sight seeing, I most definitely will curve out time for shopping. So I just want to hear everyone's suggestions on things worth picking up! I am am not looking for foundations, concealors or powder (unless it's absolutely amazing, contemplating on Cle de peau concealor which is cheaper there). No eyeshadows either, maybe a few mascaras, liquid eyeliners, lip products and as many blushes/cheek products as I see fit and most certainly brushes. (I want to get some hakuhodo or chikuhodo, but any other suggestions are totally welcome) I would prefer something that's more accessible. I recall reading about some products that aren't sold outside of Japan (makeup), and I remember making a note to myself that I should get them when I go but I can't seem to remember. Anyone? So far (just so we don't duplicate) I have my eyes on -Kate mascara base -Kate cream blush (that comes in a jar) -Jill Stuart blush (just because it's so pretty) -Majorica majorca mascar Lastly any tips on good stores, getting around, places to see? Any suggestions are highly appreciated! Last lastly, any other non-makeup related must buys? Thanks tons!
The only lip products I use and have used are the Dior Addict lip glow and Benetint.. I like them, but I would love to try new ones.. just that I don't know where to begin.. I don't even know which type (lipgloss, plump, balm, stick etc) is what I'm looking for I have fair-light yellow toned skin (wear Dior nude foundation in 011), don't wear alot of makeup and focus on the complexion.. simple eyeliner and mascara. one of the reasons why I didn't wear lip products was because I didn't want to look "awkward" if that makes sense.. I even had a few Armani sheer lipsticks that I never wore.. (orange color looked very awkward on me) could I please get some recommendations on something that looks natural? I've heard about transfer free lip products also and is curious
How many of you contour and highlight? Seems like that's all anyone talks about these days. I just recently tried it and didn't really see much of a difference plus I felt gross wearing that much makeup. I prefer just a bb cream and powder once in a while.
Hello, I have very fair acne prone oily skin with some acne scarring, I have been looking online and there seems to be a lot of foundations out there, but am having a hard time narrowing it down. I am quite a distance from a sephora so I do tend to shop online usually. I was curious on thoughts about these or any other suggestions you might have: Clinique Stay Matte Clinique Even Better Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Make up forever mat velvet + Thanks so much!
If you could choose only 1 brand overall to use or for each individual brand for eyes, lip products, etc... what would you choose? For me, I would have to pick Urban Decay for eyeshadow hands down. Cheek products would definitely be Tarte. I really don't know what I would choose for lipstick and lip gloss because there are so many brands that have beautiful lipstick! What's your favorite??
I try to be so careful about not getting foundation on my clothes, but I had a major blunder today. Has anyone had success with a product, or cleaning methods, to get foundation out of their clothes? Regular washing did not work. The Lock-It foundation is pretty thick and I dripped/dropped onto my pants, so it's not just a smudge. My pants are chocolate brown so bleach would stain. I'm just hoping I'm not the only one....
There was someone who was going to do a foils/small sample TSB. I do not believe that person is still going to do it. If they are, I apologize and will not do one. I have been in two boxes and loved it but I have never started one. If anyone is still interested, I am willing to try to start one. We can use the same rules from the other TSB. Please let me know if anyone is interested. Also we need to decide if we want to do this with a small flat rate box (I believe shipping is around $6.00) or a medium flat rate box (I believe shipping is around 13.00). If you are going to participate, please be prepared for the shipping costs! This box is open for US shipping only. Shipping becomes more expensive for Canada. Once we decide if we want to do a small or medium box I will post pics of what I will start the box out with. If at that time someone decides they don't like what I am starting the box out with just let me know. I want this to be fun for all. Once I get the box back I will go through it & give the leftover items to the local youth group who works with the homeless shelters in Fredericksburg VA. Missey_1973 sent 03/06/2014 TN 9114901123086242265556 1) Annec322 Box Received; Box Shipped 03/10/14 2) MlleCC Box Received; Box Shipped 03/13/14 3) Knuevekm Box Received; Box Shipped 03/19/14 4) Kariyava Box Received; Box Shipped 03/22/14 5) Straightrhodes Box Received; Box Shipped 04/02/14 6) MrsBaine Box Received; Box Shipped 04/04/14 7) Plantgarden Box Received; Box Shipped 04/09/2014 8) Jenjendoitagain 9) Earpoker Box Received; Box Shipped 04/15/2014 10)Dollface 11) Chelsd 12) Onceuponatime45 13) Almostyou (in for JenJendoitagain) 14) Bellarob Back to Missey_1973 Rules are listed in the Spoiler Spoiler (Highlight to read) Rules (copied from other TSB so thank you to those who posted these): *Samples from High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes are okay *All foils should be new/un-opened If there are samples or items that you are including that are not foils and not new, (lightly used/swatched items) please indicate and sanitize the item properly *send your address to the person above you when the list comes out and pm them again shortly before you get the box *post in a picture and/or text of what you took and left (picture AND written description) have fun *try some things you haven't tried before *When taking foils, you may take more than one of an items. Foils are small and it may take more than one to really get to try the product. Just be mindful of others after you. *If you take a deluxe sample (non-foil) please replace with another deluxe-sample. We want to keep the box fun for the person after you Not Allowed: *Pre-made samples Taking more than you put in. Replace what you took with something as nice or nicer *Heavily used items *Swatching items in the box *Keeping the box for more than 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know so we can move you on the list. (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn *NO DRUGSTORE ITEMS- unless you have someone after you that wants them *No reserve (you may ask for people to TRY to include items. If it gets to you terriffic. If not, that's ok too) If you think there is a need for more rules, please let me know. Rules (copied from other TSB so thank you to those who posted these):*Samples from High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes are okay*All foils should be new/un-opened If there are samples or items that you are including that are not foils and not new, (lightly used/swatched items) please indicate and sanitize the item properly*send your address to the person above you when the list comes out and pm them again shortly before you get the box*post in a picture and/or text of what you took and left (picture AND written description)have fun*try some things you haven't tried before*When taking foils, you may take more than one of an items. Foils are small and it may take more than one to really get to try the product. Just be mindful of others after you.*If you take a deluxe sample (non-foil) please replace with another deluxe-sample. We want to keep the box fun for the person after youNot Allowed:*Pre-made samplesTaking more than you put in. Replace what you took with something as nice or nicer*Heavily used items*Swatching items in the box*Keeping the box for more than 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know so we can move you on the list. (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn*NO DRUGSTORE ITEMS- unless you have someone after you that wants them*No reserve (you may ask for people to TRY to include items. If it gets to you terriffic. If not, that's ok too) If you think there is a need for more rules, please let me know.
Okay, so I'm the kind of girl that loves to load my lashes up with tons of coats of mascara till they are long, spidery, and pretty darn stiff. (I really need to start buying some falsies, haha!) So at the end of the day when I'm ready to take all of my makeup off I start dreading removing my eye makeup and tend to remove it last because of how difficult it is for me. I get all nervous and have this fear of my eyelashes falling out because of how stiff they are with all the dried on mascara. Also, the mascara never really comes off completely (help!) and sometimes my lashes even hurt a little after I remove the makeup. Plus it doesn't help that my eyes are super duper sensitive and get all red and burn when removing my eye makeup. I know, I know you guys probably will say stop putting on so much mascara and you're right. For awhile I've been cutting the amount of coats I put on my lashes but it's still a pain to remove the mascara at night. Is there anything I can do to make the process easier? Maybe a certain technique or product? (By the way, I have been using cold cream on my eyelids and then wetting a washcloth with hot water and putting it over my face for a few seconds to melt the eye makeup.) Any help will be greatly appreciated!
so after swatting urban decay's newest pen liner i was super excited!! The felt tip is perfect and the liner is SUPER black. after having it for about days & using it maybe 3 times......THE LINER DRIED OUT! I could not believe this!! It was perfect while it lasted =/ better than my HG Stila pen liner. Im so upset by it. i did take it back. It gave the perfect wing liner too =(
They just discontinued the Nars Lip Laquer in Chelsea Girls! I was looking for it for a while and the Nordstrom's Beauty Stylist had to break it to me that it is being discontinued which is why it's no longer on the Nars or Nordstroms websites. So I jumped on Sephora and they had it as in stock. When I went to check out, it popped up that the item is no longer available!!! I loved that lip gloss! I didn't even have time to stock up... It's gone the way of Chasity and the other gorgeous lip lacquers before it. Is it me or is it highly annoying when you get no notice that something is being discontinued? I love Nars with all my heart and have been loyal to them for 15+ years but at least give some notice when getting rid of a staple product. I loved Chelsea Girls since I saw it on Sarah Jessica Parker on Sex in The City. The perfect nude beige. I'll miss it and I do wish that there could be some communication on the website about long time items not being restocked once the item sells out. But then again, you'll never see Nars doing a "Discontinued Product Sale" either. Being in love with Francois Nars is like getting your heart ripped out a million times but you keep going back. I'll just beware to stockpile things I love before he changes his mind that he still likes the item!
I bought this about a month ago and finally used it. Yep, it's lovely! Of course, smelling like chocolates doesn't hurt. But the colors are very pigmented. You can go from neutral to really dramatic with this palette. A keeper! http://www.sephora.com/the-chocolate-bar-eye-palet te-P384402?skuId=1578012
I have heard many great things about the KGD foundations. The only drawback is that none of the Sephora locations near me (Canada) carry this brand. I didn't want to purchase without testing for compatibility, shade, etc. So I wrote to KGD and they were nice enough to mail some samples of their Moisture Foundation, Aqua Foundation, (in 5 shades) and some skin care samples to address my dry, acne prone skin. They delivered beyond my expectations. I was only looking to find my foundation shade. But ended up receiving a bunch of samples to help with my skin issues as well. I'm truly happy with all the skin care samples I get to try out tonight. I may have to break my no-buy commitment
So I have this liquid eyeliner pen by L'oreal which I like because it gives me a wet jet black look and it goes on smoothly. However it always gets in my crease even though I use a paint pot ( primer) beforehand. Any ideas on how to fix that? Also any recommendations on how to fix your eyeliner when you already have put on your primer and shadow? I have a habit of making one eye too thick and end up having to make them both thick then
Are any of you clean freaks? I absolutely hate it when my products get dirty. I hate when I have to pour foundation out and it gets around the mouth of the bottle and I can't clean every last bit of it and it just ends up dirtying the entire inside of the cap. I also hate getting concealer around the opening and dirty mirrors from powder fallout.
So I have been using aloe vera gel on my face as moisturizer and putting my Maybeline BB cream on top, and then a translucent powder by Marcelle. My makeup stays on all day and it's the right skin tone for me which is SO hard to find being an indian girl. My only problem is my face looks kind of sweaty an hour later despite putting the powder on. I look like I'm wearing ALOT of makeup but I'm not. Any ideas on how to fix this?
So I recently had my makeup done and the make up artist ranted and raved about how the mascara she was using was a tubing mascara that wraps around my lashes and I could just pull them off with my fingers. How can I tell if a particular mascara fits into this category?? I wouldn't mind having one as an option in my make up case. I still think it flakes so as a staple I would still prefer my waterproof but, on occasion, I could see it being an option. Is it a trial and error thing?? Most labels don't provide that description. Thanks!
I've been looking for a all-in-one makeup palette for travel, but it seems they sell out pretty fast (or aren't replenished often). Ideally, I want something with a blush, mascara, eyeliner, a lip color, and a few eye shadows. (I'm not really focusing on the foundation since most of these palettes are for lighter skin than mine.) Suggestions?
For reference, I'm the shade 117 in MUFE HD, Warm Ivory in Bobbi Brown Skin foundation, and Gobi in Nars Sheer Glow. I want a tad bit lighter conealer so that I can highlight the face when I'm highlighting and contouring.
Enable me? Disable me? Pros : As previously stated, gorgeous Laura Mercier has yet to disappoint me Cons : $44 for a quad is kind of a lot. Not Guerlain A Lot, but still. I'm not so sure about baked eyehadows. I haven't worked with them much a all. http://www.sephora.com/baked-eye-colour-quad-P3857 65?skuId=1598689