Ok. So I discussed the diff. w/ a cpl of BT'ers about this Pressed Skin Perfector vs. the liquid. I have went back and forth and decided on this formula. However, with the suggestions in the last Post I am unsure of the correct color. I would think that either Opal or Moonstone would be perfect for me. I just don't know which one I should go with. I have never seen these in person ( & can't just run over to my Sephora & try it out, way too far). I have light to med. Skin w/ neutral undertones. I would like to be able to use this easily and however I would like. What do you suggest for me to seal the deal? Thanks in advance
Dunno if anyone's mentioned this, but the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette + full-sized Shadow Insurance Primer is back at HSN for $49. New Customers (or credit cards apparently) can get $20-off w/ code 20NEWSUMMER Old Customers can get $10-off IF u can spend $1 more w/ code 144390 or $5-off w/ code 142055
I was on IG earlier & this picture seems to be going around. Anyone picking it up? Is said to be released in October, at 58$ . I'm not sure if I'll pick it up. Maybe if the 3 blushes aren't ones I own... Or there's a LE one. We'll see 😬
I am going to a Bat Mitzvah with a Great Gatsby Theme tomorrow. I went to a vintage shop and bought some open toed sandal type heels, a black maxi dress and even some jewelry (yes, I am going to wear jewelry). It is silver toned (the gold looked too gaudy) with pearls, of course. Any ideas on hair and makeup? I am definitely going to do red polish and lipstick (have not picked the actual lipstick yet but am thinking it should be matte, right)? I even stopped by Inglot tonight to play and got some eyelash glue (she suggested black over clear) for the false lashes I received in the Glitz and Glam kit. I've never worn falsies before, so I would appreciate any tips on application or removal please.
HIHI! As some of you know, I jumped on the Estee Lauder Band Wangon and tried the double wear. But I am having issues with my primer. I like using a green primer (MUFE) to counteract my redness and CoverFX mattifying primer to keep me matte. Does mixing two primers work less effectively? AND would it be too heavy?
After looking at all the holiday set previews, I started a wishlist going. The list is definitely getting long... But it was so much fun putting it together!! Lucky we still have some time to sort everything out before the holiday release. Share is caring, so here I go... 1. benefits blush pallet 2. too faced a few of my favorite things 2 3. tarte pin up girl 24 hour blush pallet 4. hourglass blush pallet 5. kvd mini lip set Cheers!!
First and foremost, let me give you what I'm looking for: I need a no-transfer, full-coverage, super pale foundation, both liquid and powder. Read on if you want to know about my skin type and a little about my routine and beauty history, so to speak. Let me give an explanation and a little history so maybe someone can identify what I'm looking for here. I have been on a never-ending search for the right foundation for my skin type for years. My skin is only mildly oily. I have mild freckles but mostly my skin is uneven, so that is why I like to use full-coverage foundation; to even out my skin tone. I am INCREDIBLY pale, like ghost-white, and I cannot stress this enough because it seems like every shade I have ever tried has been too dark, even every brand's so-called "palest" shade. I have seen some websites recommend buying an actual "white" base and combining a sparse amount of it with a light shade, but that seems messy and like a bit of a hassle to do every morning for my beauty routine. I prefer if a foundation is transfer-resistant, so that it doesn't rub off just from itching your face or something. But I like to use a liquid foundation first and then a powder foundation to help set it, so if that helps then I'm willing to use a liquid foundation that isn't totally transfer-proof. I like to feel nice and airy, like I just rubbed lotion on my face and have it dry into my skin. I have had foundations like this before, so I know they are out there. Just haven't found light-enough shades. Also don't remember the brands which is my own dumb fault. Back in 2012 I got married, and my friend did my makeup for me on the wedding day. She told me she used Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation first in 115, and then the Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder in 115. They're both Pink Ivory shades which I thought was weird, since my undertones aren't super pink. I'm a mix between pink and olive, I guess. Not so much orange or yellow, though, so I really struggle with store-brand stuff making me look like an oompa-loompa. Anyway, my makeup was FLAWLESS that day. Just as pale as I needed. I don't remember what she used to apply it though. However, has Makeup Forever changed their formula since then? I have since bought the same products and I can't seem to get the same paleness and it also doesn't seem to last as long, using the same techniques and routines as my friend did. I'm also unsure of how the shades work. Is 110 typically a lighter shade than 115? I recently bought the Makeup Forever liquid and powder foundations I mentioned in the previous paragraph in 110, as in the pictures they looked to be paler, but when I put them on, I was literally ORANGE. I looked horrible. Super dark. So now I'm afraid to try the 115 again in case the formula has been changed and it's darker than it was before. Also, it proved to not be transfer-resistant, so I am looking for a new foundation anyway. This is my routine: I usually do my eyes first, as my hands are shaky and I tend to mess up my eyeliner a lot, so I prefer not to have to mess up my foundation and everything else. First I apply an eyeshadow primer. I use Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer (Sally's). It works ok, it's very smooth and works best with more expensive brands. Wears allllll day. Up until recently I would then apply a shade from the Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette by Urban Decay (I ran out of my favorite shade, Bootycall) all over my eyelid and partially onto my browbone. I prefer a natural look normally. Last few days I've been using either YDK or Suspect with Foxy glossed over it. Then comes eyeliner. I've been religiously doing the cat-eye look since I was 16. Shapes my face well. I've been using a liquid liner the past few years, previously a gel liner, but that was very transferable, so that's when I switched to liquid. I used Wet'n'Wild liquid liner in black, but for some reason, after many many years of using it, I started having an allergic reaction to it, so sadly I had to stop using it. It NEVER came off or transferred onto my eyelid. I'm very sad I had to stop using it. For being a drugstore brand, it rocked. Lately I've been using L'Oreal's Telescopic. I don't really like it but I've been too lazy and cheap to go find another one. Eyes are done (for now). Now I'll apply foundation. I really have not been consistent with foundation at ALL lately, so I'm not even going to mention that. I have been using the pink Beauty Blender from Sephora, lightly wet, but I've been questioning if that is part of why my foundation has been transferring. Is that possible? Currently in between blush as well. Up until a few months ago, I was using a product from MAC, Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade. It made my skin "glow", in a way. I loved it. I applied to to my brow, nose, under my eyes, and along my jaw. With a blush brush. After the face is done, depending on what mood I'm in, I'll either spray it with Skindinavia finishing spray or not. THEN I'll apply mascara. I really like L'Oreal's Miss Manga mascara in black, but I need to buy some more. I know it's a bit of info to process, but I figure this could help narrow the results. Any suggestions? Thanks!
We swatched the Urban Decay Vice3 palette to see how the colors looked on different skintones. What do you think?
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Saw Temptalia's post a couple of days ago on the Givenchy Fall collection for this year, and it's all so beautiful -- from the packaging to the colors. I mean, look at the burgundy leather encasement for the Le Rouge lipsticks! However, the only one I will probably get is the Blush Memoire De Forme Pop Up Jelly Blush in Rose Extravagant -- am I crazy to want to drop $37 on a blush?! :-\ Yikes... However, I feel that between the color and the packaging, it's something that I can admire for a while...as long as it doesn't dry up at some point. From Make Up 4 All blog From Fashion Trend Seeker
I keep going back and forth between buying another UD palette (like Vice 3) or trying Too Faced Pretty Rebel or Boudoir Eyes. I have a UD palette but no TF yet. Not sure - which brand do you prefer for eyeshadows?
Any ideas on storing your beauty blender in cosmetics bag. I tried leaving it in the plastic container it comes in since it has a small hole for it to breath but it is bulky. Tried a small zip lock but that just screams JERMS/BACTERIA. Anyone have any other ideas?
I am looking for a fuller coverage face powder to wear over a liquid foundation. I have tons of freckles, I am a nurse so work long hours so it also needs to be long wearing. I love the coverage of liquid and powder together. The problem is that recently my go to powder was discontinued. It was a drugstore brand. I have tried Clinique and it gives me a cakey look. I am not adverse to wearing only a liquid foundation but I don't want it to settle in my lines and again I want a full coverage. Any help would be appreciated.
My left eye gets watery from time to time and after about 2 hours I end up with one eye perfect and the other is a mess. My mascara is fine, but my shadow is wrecked from the moisture. I never rub my eye, just gently dab the outer corner (where it's watering) with a tissue or the edge of my finger. In my ideal world there would be a product I can use to spray on my makeup like a sealant (someone, please make my day and tell me such a product exists!) but until then, I'll settle on advice from my favorite fellow beauty junkies!
I have been haunting the HK section, hoping a few leftovers may turn up (Other than the two that are always there). Look what I found! Already signed up to be notified. Looking forward to seeing this collection, and I hope they have a launch party for Rouge!
The Armani Eye & Brow Maestro Creams are supposed to be total game changers, which can be used as eyeshadows, brow color, and even hair color (hair color - seriously?). There are 9 shades (described as iridescent), they are (apparently) waterproof and they (apparently) last 20 hours. I have to say I'm intrigued. What do you all think?
I posted a previous post about starting a traveling box with samples and deluxe samples and a few ladies were interested in doing one! This is the 1st traveling box I am apart of and of course the 1st that I am starting. So, we need to decide if we are going to do a medium or small flat rate box. RULES No used items. No open items DO NOT take more than you put in. Let's keep this fun and fair DO NOT take multiples of the same sample PLEASE try not to keep the box more than 3 days Make sure to send your address to the person listed above you Once you send the box off, post the tracking number in this thread ALL unused items allowed (well maybe not nail polishes if it will make the shipping costs go up) Post a pic of what you take out, what you put in and what is left in the box before you send it off We are going to have fun and try to keep this going as long as we can! If you are interested in being in the box, I have a few spots left so post a pic of what samples you have in this thread to be added. To start off, we are only going to have 10 people! 1. CuriousCannibal 2. MegEm 3.MLLECC 4. tessie84 5. Kittichick 6. NicoleFrat 7. NightKnight 8. Sweetxteeth 9. Nishcakes 10. Kariyava
I just saw that Sephora carries the brand and was wondering if anyone had tried it? I'm intrigued by the concept behind it and have heard some mixed reviews on them (Wayne likes them, but Tempalia didn't so much) so I was hoping you ladies could shed some light on NUDESTIX.
it works, but with summer ending and my summer "tan" (if you can call it that) fading, I don't know what to do. I know I won't be able to find a match in her foundation line with my lighter complexion but the formula is perfect for my skin. It sits matte and lets my natural oil give me a slightly dewy- NATURAL LOOKING skin glow. I love the coverage and how it smooths out all my weirdly shaped pores, and it works with my Smashbox primer. My only gripe which I was able to look past is sometimes it smells like doritos and you have to work fast with it. Current color IQ is #3Y03 In other words, I'm looking for a full (I mean I don't want to see my actual face full) coverage foundation that works best with combo-oily skin that is similar in texture and formula to Kat Von D's. (Preferably with packaging that allows you to get all of the product...)
Hello! I am trying to decide on a new foundation to try and I would like to know which you would pick! Laura Mercier silk cream foundation or Makeup forever HD foundation?? Ive just finished using Nars shear glow and loved it but wanted to try something new. I have pretty normal skin, but more on the dry side, especially in the winter. PLEASE HELP!
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 would love face primer recommendations! I have tried Makeup Forever's primer, which did nothing, Smashbox original (which broke me out like crazy!) and the Laura Mercier, which is ok, but did little to nothing for the long wear help of my face makeup. I don't know a lot about ingredients in primers, but I am pretty sure that the silicones in the Smashbox was the ingredient that broke me out. I use a smashbox pressed powder and Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation!