I don't know if any of you ladies know about this but Sonia Kashuk just came out with a LE 15 piece brush set in celebration of their 15th anniversary. I just picked up the last one in my town today during my lunch break. I personally think this is a steal. It is $40 at Target. If you can find it, I suggest to get it right there and then because this set is sold out almost everywhere and each Target in the US and Canada each get 2 sets. Go on to Target's website and use the "find in a Target store" and click on "pick up in store" if it shows up to reserve it. Sonia Kashuk is trying to keep it in stock but it keeps selling out. This set will be available until October according to their customer service line. If anyone wants to know how they perform, let me know and I will do a small review here on BT.
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've been using the pencil for the longest time, but got to try out a sample of the brow powder duo today and absolutely loved it. It seems easier to apply, and looks more natural (to me). For those of you who've used both of these, how do they compare to you? Is the staying power of the powder duo long enough (or longer than the pencil?)?
I just came back from Asia (business, not fun) and saw that a lot of people there are using something called circle lenses. They're contact lenses that make your eye's iris look bigger. Have you guys ever heard of this here in the US? I'm just curious... (and, honestly, I have no clue in which board to post this... going with eye makeup as it's sounds like the closest)
Have you guys seen these?! There are tons of shades and finishes to choose from, and you can build your own palette! I can't wait to try these; I wonder if Sephora will carry all of the shades? There are so many and I'd really like to go in and test a good chunk of them. http://www.sephora.com/artist-shadow-P387670?skuId =1622745
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 THIS IS A DRAMA FREE BOX! 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. hollygohardly 2. MegEm 3.MLLECC 4. tessie84 5. Kittichick 6. NicoleFrat 7. NightKnight 8. Sweetxteeth 9. Nishcakes 10. BuxomBabe80
Hello Beauties, I know traveling boxes can make some people a little uneasy because they can get stolen along the way (or whatever the case may be). I was thinking of using this thread to arrange Box swaps instead. We can all post the items that are up for swap, hopefully with pictures and estimated price total, and we can look and see which bundle most appeals to us and ask to trade with that one person. Traditional rules apply: ☆ VIB or VIB Rouge members only ☆ Must be active on BT ☆ Must have at least 150 hearts ☆ Majority must be high-end products ☆ Deluxe samples and high-end foils are allowed ☆ Lightly used and "swatched" products allowed but must be stated (keep it sanitary!) ☆ Must provide tracking number with shipping ☆ Must include your state of residence in your posting (to help others roughly gage shipping cost) Well, show us what you got and let's see if we manage to trade
Maaaannnn. Whenever I look around on here, everyone has these awesome eyebrows. Very neat/tidy and that awesome high arch. My eyebrows are a mess. I used to get a anastasia wax brow treatment every month or so but I moved to Canada and I can't seem to find that same treatment anywhere. Right now I'm just pluckin' at them myself but obviously I suck at it. What products do you guys use and how? Gel? Pencils? Powder?! I want tidy eyebrows! Here are my eyebrows. Daaaaaamn.
Hi BT Buddies!! Here is my dilemma--I have used Jane Iredales pressed and loose minerals, I like both, but the pressed just doesnt give me enough covereage. I want a pressed foundation that gives medium/buildable coverage. I haven't tried BM Ready yet, but I did use the loose in Fairly Light. I recently tried the IT Cosmetics one and like it but it was too yellow so back it went. I need a fair with COOL undertones--no yellow. I have combination skin, tends to get oily T zone... I welcome any suggestions! Thanks in advance!
Riders! I am looking at getting riding lessons, but I have never even put on a racing helmet, only ones for go carting with a head sock on. So my question is, will wearing a helmet rub makeup off? If I decide to not drive and ride everywhere instead, will I have to give up makeup?
So I am always on the hunt for that "Miracle in a Bottle" I went into Sephora to try a new foundation that I have not worn yet. (Which I have worn a lot) I am 42 with acne/oily skin. I find a powder foundation works best, but love the way liquid looks instead. I was matched to #33 in the 8hr mattifying compact in the Sephora line. It looked good when she applied my makeup. Just wondering why there is not much talk about this one. I have the MUFE Duo and I would compare it to that. (or when wearing it I won't?) I have yet to wear it, just curious if anyone that has used this likes or dislikes it. Also wear MUFE HD (stinks for oily skin, and yes I cleanse with my Clarisonic, use the Ole henriksen line and always use a primer, currently the oily free one from Smashbox) also use MUFE Duo compact. Never tried the mat velvet, don't know why. Aveda, and BM (matte formula) Also SA applied with brush, I have been using my BM Kabuki brush, shall I apply differently??
I am soo excited, you guys! I've been on the hunt for the perfect under-eye concealer that will cover and brighten, without creasing, emphasizing my fine lines or looking cakey. I tried Nars Creamy Radiant concealer in color Chantilly, as well as MUFE Full Cover concealer in color Pink Porcelain. These products were OK, but now I have officially found my HG under-eye concealer: Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen in color Candlelight! I was hesitant to use this as a concealer but this really met all my needs and it literally looks like I have nothing on! It doesn't accumulate into my fine lines by the end of the day or look cakey ever. It looks almost sheer but it really brightens my under eyes and completely covers any darkness. Totally worth the money. This is my first official HG product, what's yours?
Hello, looking for a backup to my KVD Mi Vida Loca palette. How does Marc Jacobs the Siren compare? Are you able to lightly tap and get alot of pigmentation? I know Siren isn't as bright which is a plus for me, just don't know when a NIB Mi Vida Loca is going to come up again on Ebay and I really like to have a back up to her palettes. Should of bought Mi Vida Loca when it went onsale here a long time ago...ugh...*kicks self*
So I've always used their matte loose foundation and while I love it I'm looking for something less "cakey" now with more of a beautiful sheer finish for my daily look. I've tried their new Skin Brightening Liquid Foundation and it just makes me look old since it settles into my lines and pores. I wish that one worked out because the brightening concept was pretty awesome : ( I see they have this "Ready" foundation? What are your thoughts on this foundation? Seems like it has good reviews but how does it compare to their loose foundations? Would you use the loose mineral veil with it or the matching Ready Veil?
I know people ask lots of questions about which brow product is the best. I'm not saying this is the best one, but it works really well for me! I took 4 pictures: Nothing on my brows, Brow Wiz alone penciled in, Brow Wiz softened up with the attached spool end, and Brow Wiz softened with spool end and topped with some Anastasia Brow Powder. The Brow Wiz is soft brown, the powder is an older Anastasia duo with Medium Ash/Medium Brown. It looks very similar in color to the current Medium Brown duo online. Hope this helps! No Brow Brow Wiz Only Brow Wiz softened with spool end Brow Wiz softened and topped with Powder
I'm currently looking for the best waterproof pencil eyeliner for tightlining my upper and lower waterline--I'd like to stay within about a $22 budget. (I do not want to use liquid eyeliners, or eyeliners in a pot.) My face perspires easily, especially during the summer, so even waterproof eyeliners bleed and smudge underneath my eyes--even when I use Benefit Stay Don't Stray primer below my eyes. I have tried Urban Decay's 24/7 waterproof eyeliner and Sephora's waterproof eyeliner, and both bled terribly. It does not look professional, and I hate having to constantly wipe off the smudges in the restroom--which is probably not great for the delicate under-eye area. I am thinking about trying MUFE's Aqua Eyes, or possibly Tarte SmolderEYES. Any other suggestions for around $22 or so? **There was a best waterproof eyeliner pencil question from 2010, so I thought I would start a newer discussion
So I've been using Urban Decay Primer Potion (alternating between Original & Eden) for the last 5 years I'd say. I'm starting to feel kind of unsatisfied by it. The lasting power with it is phenomenal. However, I have noticed it is not as easy to blend certain eyeshadows when I use it. I alternated to using MAC's paint pot in Painterly which I love. The problem with Painterly is, even though it does make a beautiful base and blending is a dream, it does not hold up well with my eyeshadow. I have creasing and fading after just a few hours. Just for reference, I'm using shadows by UD, MAC, Laura Mercier, MUG, etc. I guess I'm looking for the best of both worlds. I'm looking for an eyeshadow primer that holds my eyeshadow in place all day while not changing the texture of my lids so I can still blend very easily. I love the gradient eyeshadow looks! Any tips or brands recommended? I was thinking of trying the Nars eyeshadow primer but it's $25 a pop which is a little more than I'd like to spend. I'll do it if I must, but I wanted to see what you lovely people had to say first! :-D
Has anyone gotten the Smashbox Master Class III Palette? I've been eyeing this one up, but I have to wait a few months to get it since I've already spent over my budget for the time-being! ;-) I found some closeup photos of it and swatches of it online via cosmeticblur blog, and all the colors look so absolutely amazing! Does anyone know if this is in the permanent line or is it limited edition? If it's limited edition will it still be here in a few months? I just can't stop looking at all the colors and really don't want to miss out on this one! *drool*
Was almost ready to pay CRAZY Ebay prices and did a a quick google search and was able to see Ulta still had them as Sephora and Tarte have been sold out of them for a long time!! Just in case anyone didn't know like me!!
So I see that a lot of folks are not liking this new eyeliner, mainly because the formula is so dry that it doesn't go on smoothly. I tried this little trick this morning and it improved things greatly. The trick is gentle heat. You could probably just give the pen a little blast with a hairdryer, but mine wasn't handy so this is what I did. Make sure lid is screwed on nice and tight Place pen tip side down in a mug of hot tap water for about a minute Prep the tip by wiping it clean with a tissue dipped in the hot water and cleaning off any old product Twist and do a couple of test swipes on the back of your hand Ready to go It improves performance quite a bit, as the indirect heat softens the formula just enough. The downside to it is that it can be a little wasteful, as the heat will push out more product than you probably want. But I figure it's not as wasteful as having a $25 eyeliner sitting there that's impossible to use AMIRITE?
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!