I just got my Sephora order with the Chocolate Bar palette and the Stila 100 point lippie... And they both look used. The Chocolate Bar had one of the pans popped out, and all the rest have smudges of other colors on them and look like there have been fingers wiped across them. The Stila lippie is squashed and there's color all down the side of the tube! What the heck, Sephora?!
This is a small Indie cosmetics company, and I'm currently lusting after their Arcane Magic Eye Shadows. They're these loose eyeshadows that are very sparkly and get this; THEY CHANGE COLOR. Depending on the angle and lighting, these shadows will change in color. Now in theory, that means they'll change to lighter colors when light is hitting them, therefore they will darken by themselves in the creases. This would mean that the days of using a billion colors and shades to do eyeshadow are gone because the shadow would adjust its shade and color to match your contours. Here's the link: http://www.fyrinnae.com/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId =14 Apparently their fairy epoxy primer/glue is very good too. A lot of bloggers rave about it.
So I've accumulated a decent collection of brushes and have started to wonder when/how would you use each of them. I mean I know the powder brush, the eyeliner brush and the crease brush, but aside from that..... What are your favorite brush brands? or which brand for which type? - Absolutely love the round Sephora concealer brush - Like Real Technique Expert Face brush for foundation, even better than the US one, mostly because it's a tad less dense and easier to clean. What type of brush do you use most often? eyeshadow, crease, smudge, eyeliner, stippling, fan, round powder, domed, angled? - I usually use an eyeshadow or crease brush to dust on 1 or 2 shadows and that's it (along with eyeliner and curled lashes). - For face I usually use round powder brush for everything, sometimes fan brush for pigmented blush/bronzer. Tips for using brushes? - I just got into foundation recently, and for the life of me cannot get un-streaky finish with the flat foundation brush, so I always put a little foundation on back of my hand and pick up a little with a dense round brush then dust on with short strokes. It gives me a more natural finish, and I use less. o.O And lastly, has anyone tried Japonesque brushes? I fell in love with their Safari Chic collection. .
I don't know why i have been obsessing over nail colors lately. My best friend is a triplet and their birthdays just passed so we went to get our nails done ( I was boring and got a french tip) but they went all out with the colors. So it got me thinking "Hmmm I need to stop being boring," haha so I'm thinkin about the Ciate "pool party" color whenever i get rid of my current man/pedi, what about y'all?
I know better than to let anyone at Sephora do any makeup services on me, but I had a moment of weakness yesterday, and I let them do my eye makeup and apply false lashes. I am 50 years old, and you just cannot put eye makeup on me like you would on an 18 or 25 year old. I walked out of there looking like an aging circus clown, and I honestly looked freakish. It made me feel so old, ugly, and depressed. Also, the lighting in-store was so poor that I could not see the full result of just how freakish it was until I walked out into the sunlight. I really wish that Sephora would be a little more sensitive to the needs of us older gals. I doubt that will ever happen, because I see such a reluctance for them to even add a mature skin section to this forum even after several of us have requested it. I am not even sure what I am expecting from posting this, but I just feel so awful and traumatized today. The whole experience just left me feeling so badly about myself and aging
For years I have been using the Sephora 2 Maui bronzer. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions to a bronzer of equal depth just a little less orange? I would like a little browner bronze but I don't want to look dirty. Any suggestions? Thanks
Sephora recently discontinued Matchmaker in their rouge shine line I'm now scrambling to find a new signature color. Do you ladies have any suggestions for a sheer, pinkish cantaloupe color? I was looking at UD and Native looks quite lovely, though the color is a bit different. Thank you everyone!!!
Calling all palette addicts! Considering a LOT of us all have the same ones, let's swap some of our best "recipes"! I do with some non BT friends and we have a blast. It's just a great way to get and share ideas or try something you might not have thought of! It's also fun to see how the same thing can look different on someone else. Urban Decay Naked Inner & outer lid: Gunmetal Center lid: Sidecar Crease: Buck Browline/Inner eye: Sin Lower lash line: Gunmetal Urban Decay Naked 2 Inner lid: Verve Outer lid: Pistol Crease: Busted Browline/Inner eye: Booty Call Urban Decay Naked 3 Center lid: Trick Inner and outer lid: Factory Crease: Liar Browline/Inner eye: Strange Too Faced Chocolate Bar Inner lid: Creme Brulee Outer Lid: Cordial Cherry Crease: Black Forest Truffle Browline/Inner eye: Champagne Truffle
My name is Bombshell and I continue to be an eyeshadow addict enthusiast !! However, five weeks ago I began a quest to actually start using my mountains and mountains of palettes and shadows. Along with some awesome ladies who have joined in I have committed to using the same palette 5 days in a row and posting the results at the end of five days. Those with single shadows are welcome to join in as well! If you are interested in the original rules & lists posted they can be found in off topic, (take the challenge: palette parade). the gist of it is make a list, plan to show all your shadows love for extended period of time (5days), if you hate it first day move on. I am also planning to add weeks of singles by brand (Stila week, UD week, Nars week). I think instead of posting and editing lists it would be easier to report what we plan to use at the beginning of the week and the report the results at the end. We meet here at the end of the week to discuss what we wore for the week, how it worked for us and most importantly to share pictures and advice! Anyone can join as we all started at different times and have different numbers of palettes, and will finish at different times. I am looking at 38 (?) more weeks if I don't buy one more palette! Xoxo I look forward to more fun parading with all you girls! Palette Parade Princesses: CalamityJane85, Nikki, LadyMeag, Beethousand, AmberAngeline, MaFan, nurseCupcake, Carolang, Jenblush, Malday, Sparlekai, GHKim, IttyxBittyxMe, Katie241, SirenPrincess, Manniface.
I find that when I do my makeup shopping. I tend to always buy purple shades in shadows, liners, and crayons. I don't know why that is, but it's my go to color. So I want to know what's everyone go to color? What draws you in over and over.
I have recently been reading an article that said wearing blue eyeshadow makes you look like a clown so NEVER wear blue eye shadow. So no blue eye shadow at ALL! Well I highly disagree with this. Blue is a graceful color. If you wear it and put it on right it won't make you look like a clown! I wear blue eyeshadow when its night time.
I have a tube of Peter Thomas Roth CC cream which was included in a skin care set. Today I decided to use it because I didn't want to do full foundation. i know what BB and CC stand for but not really sure what the difference is or which to use. Also, when using these instead of foundation do you still use primer and setting powder?
Any of you tried one, or both of these pretties? I am trying to decide between the two, as they look pretty similar in pictures. I love the Chanel but I get points and dollars towards Rouge requalification if I choose the Dior, so....decisions, decisions!
Eleven new WG brushes coming to Beautylish! The Face Set: $265, available in March And the Eye Set: $148, available in April Whyyyy...I totally can not afford these right now, but I am certain that I will buy at least a few individual brushes!
Hello! I just started getting into buying and using powder eye shadows, including some palettes and make-your-own palettes like MUG. I find that in most of the palettes, the highlight shade (for under brow to the transition shade or crease shade) is usually way too white and/or shimmery, making that shade (and sometimes the other super light shade(s) that can be used for highlight), pretty much useless. I'm at the point that I'd like to find a highlight color--one perhaps more cool, one perhaps a bit warm--or maybe just one good one--that I can wear with just about any colors I use in transition/crease and lower lid. I'm older so prefer to not have a glittery or shimmery shade under my brow. Just something that will look good during the day (when I wear neutrals) or night (even if I wear shimmer on some of my lower eyelid). I prefer the highlight shadow to be in its own compact. It can be any brand, from drugstore to MAC to Burberry to Tom Ford. I'm light to fair complexion, with S&P hair and dark brown eyes. Brows are dark brown (almost black). Too white highlight shade looks too stark--reminds me of 1980s. What is your favorite brand/shade of powder eye shadow for highlighting and what do you like about it? Is it a warmer or cooler one? Does it have a little bit of pink in it or tan or whatever? Please share!
I have combination skin. But have a VERY oily t zone. I was using Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous for the past year and am tired of the oxidization and blotchiness. I want an almost full coverage because I have pretty red/pink skin and have some acne scars and marks. The cheaper priced the makeup the better, I'm 16 and don't have exactly the most money to be spending. Thanks-
About two months ago, I started searching around for some orangey lip colors for spring/summer. Since then, I've tried on a bunch and purchased 8…because I have a lipstick addiction (Are their meetings for this? I would totally go to lipstick anonymous meetings.) I figured I'd swatch them and share in case anyone else is on a similar hunt. I have neutral to warm undertones, freckles, and dark brown hair. I find pinky-corals are not my friend so most of these fall in the red orange category. Enjoy. P.S. - If anyone has additional suggestions, I'd love to hear them. I'm still on the look-out for a lighter true orange. Left to Right: 1. L'oreal Color Riche Caresse, 188 - Coral Tattoo 2. Estee Lauder Pure Color, 26 - Nectarine 3. Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint, Sprited 4. Tarte LipSurgene Power Pigment, Blissfull 5. Rouge Dior, 526 - Macadam 6. Lancome L'absolu Nu, 148 - Coral Ribbon 7. Dior Addict, 643 - Diablotine 8. YSL Gloss Volupte, 103 - Opium Persan
I apologize for asking about this issue that has been asked before. But I just received my Guerlain meteorites -- the old (2010 I think) formula. I would like to be able to use a brush I already own, at least to see if I like these meterorites or not, but am unsure which type of brush to use. Is it better to use a denser packed brush with these meterorites? Or a soft fluffier one? Is there a certain shape of the brush that seems to be better? Is natural hair (vs. synthetic) better? I tried using it earlier today with a fluffier natural-bristle brush that I pulled out and I didn't see much of anything on my skin (even though it appeared my brush picked up some powder). Another question I have is if I use a powder brush for it, can wiping it off be enough if I want to use the same brush for setting powder, or do I need to have a separate brush?
Ok, this needs to be done. Starting this thread has been mentioned before, but I'm taking the leap. Below, I'll start a list of commonly mispronounced beauty brands, so please comment if you want to correct me or add another brand. This is for all you perfectionists out there! Anastasia : ah-na-STAH-see-uh Borghese : bore-GAY-zeh Boscia : BOE-sha Bourjois : boor-zjwah Caudalie : COE-dah-lee Chanel : shun-NELL Chantecaille : shahn-tuh-KAI Ciate : see-AH-tay Clinique : clih-NEEK Ellis Faas : EHL-is FAHS Estee Lauder : EHS-tay LAH-der Givenchy : zjee-VON-shee Guerlain : gare-LAHN Illamasqua : il-lahm-MAS-ka Jouer : zjoo-EH Jurlique : jer-LEEK Koh Gen Do : coh gen doh (hard g) Kevyn Aucoin : KEH-vin ow-CWAH Korres : koh-REHZ Laura Mercier : LOH-rah mehr-see-AE (r is a French nasal r) Lancome : lahn-comb L'Occitane en Provence : LOHX-ee-tahn uhn pro-VAHNCE LORAC : lah-ROCK Marchesa : mar-KAY-zuh NYX : nix Ole Henriksen : OO-lah ON-rick-son Omorovicza : oh-more-oh-VEET-sah Shiseido : shih-SAY-doh Shu Uemura : SHOO oo-eh-MOO-rah Stila : STEE-lah Yves Saint Laurent : EVE sahn loh-RAHN Feel proud if you've been saying them right! We're all pretty much brand snobs here, be it Neutrogena or Tom Ford. Also, the French people are annoying. Most of these brands are French!
I really wanted to start contouring, I figure it'll help add some more shape to my face. When I went looking for all different kinds of products I only found powders, I was really hoping there was some was to contour with out it being a powder. I tend to touch my face or loose most makeup on my face throughout the day, and i'm afraid the powder will just disappear on my face no matter how many times a day I apply it. Is there any other form of products I can use?
So last week my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette came in and I've been playing around with it for the past week. I LOVE THIS PALETTE!!!!! This will definitely be a staple in collection. This is one of the looks I came up with. I used: Haute Chocolate on my lid MAC Swiss Chocolate in my crease (my transition color plus it fit the theme) Semi- Sweet (to deepen the crease a bit) Triple Fudge in my outer corner Salted Caramel as my browbone highlight Amaretto and Hazelnut in my inner corner. Wet N' Wild Gel liner NYC Liquid liner Rimmel Extra Super Lash mascara Ardell Demi Wispies (cut in half. Used inner half) MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush MAC Magnetic Appeal and Superb EDSFs Sleek Contour Kit in Medium RiRi Hearts MAC Bad Girl RiRi lipstick MAC Cork lipliner Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss in Rebel (My brows are Anastasia Dipbrow in Ebony and Chocolate and Rimmel Brow Pencil in Black-Brown)