Hey ladies - looking for some feedback. I am in Canada and pre-ordered these brushes, mine are set for the August 30 delivery. I'm considering cancelling the order though now that I've had some time to think about it. The one and only reason (but a compelling one lol) that I want these is because of the gorgeous handles. I have tons of quality brushes from Wayne Goss and the Chikuhodo GSN series, plus MAC and Sephora + Hakuhudo. As a matter of fact, I never once considered these to be brushes I would use, just keep as a collection item. From the reviews I've read the quality isn't as good as the GSN series or the Goss brushes. Also, and this is a big factor - I'm in Canada. With the horrid exchange rate now the total of these brushes came to almost $300!! I'm starting to think there are many other things I could buy - and actually USE for $300. Any thoughts? For my American friends that have these, if you had to pay $300 for them, would you still think they were worth it? Esp. if you already have tons of better quality brushes? Thanks!!
I am considering shelling out the dough for this foundation. I tried it in the store and got a nice color match and the light coverage I was looking for. However, I would love to hear what anyone has to say about it - pro or con - because as we all know, foundation is tricky and I would be very reluctant to use, then return, something so expensive.
I don't know about you ladies, but I rarely wear makeup on dates. Maybe just mascara (Guerlain Maxi Lash sample). I don't want foundation or lipstick rubbing off... or heck, even sweating off sometimes. What would you guys wear for a date? My dates are usually brunch, movie and dinner. (If you're wondering what I do instead, I usually get a sheet mask and prep my skin the day before or day of.)
Hello, so I'm looking for the perfect foundation for my skin. I have a very oily tzone with some dry spots (which is why I gave up on nars illuminous foundation cus it would stick to my dry spots really bad) and I also would love a foundation with as much coverage as possible as well as a foundation that stays on for hours. Nothing over $50 cus Ima struggling college kid lol. I'm not a fan of mattifying foundations because for some reason they make skin look lifeless & dry. also my skin is a little sensitive & so I avoid any acne treating foundations cus they tend to contain chemicals that only cause me to break out even more
Particularly with powder highlighters? I'm wondering if I should try sephora's brand fan brush, but the reviews are a bit mixed, and someone said the brush fell apart and lost it's shape after washing. I'm open to all answers and suggestion. (if you use liquid highlighter, feel free to share your favorite method for applying as well)
I like my brows more on the thin side and I usually use a Maybelline pencil to define them and fill in sparse areas. I'm dying to try the Anastasia pomade lately but I'm worried it's mostly for thicker looking brows? Need opinions from those who have tried it please.
I am trying to change my routine to include a foundation that is natural looking (light coverage, except areas with discoloration). I have tried the following three because they are a color match for my skin (SO hard to find in most foundation lines). They are... Cover Fx Drops, Urban Decay Naked foundation and YSL's Touche Eclat. Do you prefer any of these foundations? Why? I tried them all at the store and they all seemed nice. I would love to hear your thoughts! Thank you!!!!
I'm a NC30 in MAC studio fix fluid and I was wondering which one should I pick from the Ultra HD - MUFE - and the airflash - Dior. As a BB cream, I'd like to know which one matches in Clinique BB acne blemish. If you have other sugestions, I'd be pleased! tks!!!
I don't have acne, but my skin easily breaks out with new products or products that are too harsh. I prefer medium to light coverage and something that doesn't feel heavy on the skin. I would characterize my skin as combination.
I never find foundations that work with my combination/acne prone skin, however MUFE HD has made me look halfway decent these last two years. I have read so many reviews that the new formula does not cover imperfections/redness or last all day which is necessary for me (often at school or work 8 plus hours a day). Is there another foundation that is similar to MUFE HD in that it covers imperfections, is long wearing, and does not look cakey??? My last bottle of foundation is running low and I am getting very nervous.
Dates have been announced and tickets to the general public are on sale! Who's going next year? For those who don't know, IMATS [International Makeup Artist Trade Show] is a three day event where different makeup artists come to perform different panels/informational meetings and different vendors from various brands have things on sale!
I use a spray brush cleanser on my brushes once a week. I have noticed that I need to clean my foundation and concealer brushes more frequently for optimal use. Should I be cleaning all my brushes everyday? I've heard of some people using oils and conditioners and was thinking of just leaving my bushes in a container filled with a mixture of water and shampoo after application while I am at work then removing them when I get home and spritzing them with hair oil (maybe once a week) then air drying them till morning. Is this a good idea? I would still clean them with the brush cleanser once a week. Do you think hair oil should be lightly spritzed after each shampoo/water soak?
I have started cleaning my mascara wands using a makeup brush spray cleanser. I started doing this to keep the wand nice and free from clumps. Does this extend the mascara/help keep bacteria from forming in the tube?
I found this disappointing honestly. I'm super pale and was really excited for it. It's expensive and the color only lasts maybe 3 days with moisturization and minimal shaving. Guide color is perfect but once it's washed off it's too light imo. Anyone else feel the same?
My eyelashes are VERY straight and thin. Do any of you know of a mascara that can thicken them and keep them curled? They always go flat after a few seconds! I've only ever been able to use CoverGirl's LashBlast Waterproof mascara and want to try something else.
I normally just use my finger to create the line and then brush with my bronzer brush to remove the harsh line. Ive been debating between the mars kabuki brush and the kat von d's new brush.... any advice??
Hi, I'm about to go into high school next year, and never really wear make up. I just realized how expensive makeup is, and didn't really want to purchase both concealer and foundation. I also don't want to be wearing so much because I feel like that would be heavy. I don't really have a lot of acne, just some spots I'd like to cover. So can I just wear concealer on problem spots and not need foundation? Thanks!
If I have the Rose Gold highlighter from Becca or even NARS Orgasm illuminator, would I really need Champagne Pop? I feel like they're all a bit similar but I could be wrong. I think Champagne Pop is gorgeous but dishing out another $38 for it makes me sad. LOL.
My skin gives me so much trouble!! I have very oily acne prone skin. I am pretty new to the whole makeup game so it is difficult for me to find my correct shade. Sometimes the foundations I pick make me look like I have a fake spray on tan, others make me look super pink or pale. If I go into Sephora stores can they help me pick my right shade? and does it cost if they do help me? I try going for the matte finish because my skin is so oily, however I love the dewy look but it just makes my skin look wet and runny. I need some serious help!
Ok, so I have horrible skin, I randomly break out, I have combination skin. Sometimes I am really oily, other times I am really dry, most times I am both. I have scars from past acne on my face. I need a makeup and primer and concealer or whatever works to cover all of it. I feel like I have literally tried every single kind of foundation and concealer and primer but some only work for a while then just stop. Does anyone have any recommendations on a primer that will help keep me matte, a concealer that isn't too thick that will cover scars and blemishes and a foundation that will cover the rest. I need complete full coverage. thank you