I'm sure you guys all have your favourite products that just aren't quite right on their own but turn into magic when mixed with something else. For me, it's Illamasqua Skin Base-- it's the perfect colour but I find it a bit thick and heavy coverage on its own, so I mix it with primer and/or moisturiser. I mixed it with Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer today, and BAM. Perfect finish. So now I'm curious: what products do you mix? Foundation with a different base product, magic eyeshadow combinations, gorgeous lip combos? Share, share!
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.
So in a few weeks I'm attending my cousin's wedding. She's getting married in Texas, her fiance and his family are Texans, so naturally the wedding is "country" themed, and the color scheme is purple (and burlap...yeah, country). My style is, shall we say, more dramatic edging on goth, so naturally dressing down to appease the family is the order of the day. I couldn't find a purple dress that I liked so I figured I'd just work it into the makeup instead. Since I didn't want anything overly shocking but still somewhat interesting, I decided that I wanted to go with lavender eye makeup, along with a little bit of pastel purple glitter pressed on top (it's actually quite subtle, believe it or not, though I may just put it in the inner corner) and black liner. But past that I'm at a loss! What kind of blush or lip would work with that sort of eye without being too obnoxious? Plus it all needs to last and look good in pictures! Argh! Weddings take too much work, and I'm not even the one getting married! Any suggestions for colors or products would be appreciated! P.S. I'm very fair with strong yellow undertones, green-grey eyes and combo-oily skin. Good, long-wearing foundation suggestions would be great too, since the wedding will be several hours long *faints*
Ebates sent out an e-mail this morning saying that instead of 4% off at Sephora it will be 8% again. I don't know how long it will last, but I thought I would share in case someone had been waiting on it to go back up. Happy shopping!
Obviously Sephora isn't going to have this in stock anymore, so I need some help! This is my FAVORITE color blush! Can anyone tell me what I can use that is close to this color?? It doesn't have to be Illamasqua, it can be any brand, I don't care....I just want to try to get as close to this shade as I can.
So I've been filtering through foundations for two years now and I'm kinda ready to just pick one to settle down with. That being said, I'm picky and easily swayed to try new things. As of now my foundation preferences rank as the following: Urban Decay Naked > MUFA Mat Velvet > Tarte Amazonian Clay I want to buy either Hourglass, MUFA HD, or Smashbox HD next and I can't decide which one to get! Also keep in mind I have some acne and pretty bad scarring. What do you guys think? What should I go for next? (Also, I am open to foundations besides the ones I've listed)
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?
I was matched in the store and the color the rep picked out for me was Santa Fe but I forgot to ask her what color to get (next shade darker) once my skin get's darker in the summer. I don't get a deep dark tan, it's just more of a slight tan but darker than I am now. I don't lay out in the sun but I do work in our garden and go to the lake. Any help would be appreciated.
The lingerie de peau's #31 (ambre pale) is a perfect match for my skin. not too yellow, not too pink, not too dark or light.. but its not the most versatile foundation in the world.. not only its pricey, but its also not very long lasting I've tried alot of foundations, but didn't care too much about the colors. (even if they were different from my neck) but I've recently developed a pet peeve about foundations being a different color from the neck..it sometimes look like the face is "floating." so I'm wondering if anyone came across a few different foundations that are very close to :LDP's #31? UD's #2 was bit too beige-y, Shu uemura's 774 is way too yellow,
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-
I was recently given a sample of MUFE HD in 115. This is the first time I finally found a shade that matched (woo!), but it seems as though in my dryer spots, it wears a lot differently. I have combination skin, and the way it wears - it looks very ruddy. Prior to applying my foundation, I use Derma Doctor's Picture Porefect, and Sephora Collections Anti-Acne Mattifying Moisturizer. Has anyone had this issue before and if so, what do you suggest?
Hello :3 I am in need of a new skincare/makeup routine. I'll post the skincare questions in another discussion, so I'll focus this one on makeup. I've been wearing the same makeup every day for the past two years. I'm really getting sick of it, but I'm scared to try something new. This is what I currently do: 1. BB cream (Dr. Jart Black Label Detox, Boscia, or Smashbox) 2. Powder (Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Powder foundation, applied lightly) 3. Blush (drugstore- Milani Luminoso it's peach w/ shimmer. Tried orgasm, didn't like it) 4. Eyeshadow (light brown over eyelid, white on browbone, drugstore - I think it's Maybelline) 5. Liquid Eyeliner top lid (Stila, Black) 6. Mascara 7. Lips (idk I always use something different. chapstick, bright pink, or tarte lipsurgence shimmer color I have that Im wearing in the photo, I don't really like the color it ages me a bit, but I like the product) I'm Mac NC25 if that helps! I really want a new routine and a new look. I would get a makeover done in Sephora but I'm honesty too shy to do that haha. Idk if I should try some brown pencil liner? Different shadows? A different blush color? (Im actually sick of that one) Thank you I appreciate it!!! =) ♥♥♥
I was wondering what I could do to make my full coverage face foundation not look so caked onto my face. I wan't it to cover all of my redness in my skin but I don't want it to look like I'm a whole new person with it on then I do with it off.
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 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) 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!
Hi all! Can you recommend me a makeup remover that removes everything and leaves nothing behind? I use the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, along with lipstick and waterproof eyeliner, and the other day, I rubbed makeup remover all over my face, rinsed it off, and just testing, swiped at my face with toner on a tissue. Nooo, there was still foundation on my face! I do double-cleanse, so I don't think I've been going to sleep with makeup on my face, but I still feel icky about it. In a perfect world, I'd like to remove everything without leaving a greasy feeling on my face. I currently use the Laneige Lip Eye Remover and the Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover, and they've both left makeup on my face with a greasy feeling.
Hi! I would like a recomendation to choose a foundation for my wedding day! It will be taking place in the summer, so I need something to stick on my face but still look like myself. I have combination skin, and a little bit of redness. And im pretty sure it will be hot that day, so I dont want to be oily-shiny. Hope you can help me!! I was thinking about studio skin 15 hour wear foundation, but im not pretty sure! I linked a photo of myself so you can have an idea, I have make up on, and the other one with the pink t-shirt with no makeup at all HEEEELP!
I just wanted to give you all a heads up if you have really sensitive eyes like I do. I'm getting a weird reaction to this remover. When I wake up the next morning, my eyes are all gunky and they hurt. I mean, really hurt. I switched back to my Neutrogena Oil Free Makeup Remover, and it works well and doesn't affect my eyes. And it's cheap to boot! http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?k eyword=makeup%20forever%20makeup%20remover&skuId=9 ...
Hey everyone! The Balm is on Haute Look today. I was waiting with bated breath for the little notice it was live and immediately headed over there and got an item or two. The selection is nice- eye shadows, lipsticks, conceal ours. On my quest for copper shadows, I ended up finding 1 there that may work! happy makeup shopping!
Ever since Urban Decay was bought out my L'Oreal (Grrrrrr) I've been quite confused as to what brands sold at Sephora do and don't test on animals. Could someone please let me know what brands do and don't test on animals? This also includes third party testing, being owned by a parent company that tests on animals (which is Urban Decay's case with L'Oreal) and whether or not the brand sells their products in China (which because of their government requires animal testing). Does Boscia test on animals? Only brand that I know of that for sure doesn't test is Tarte and while I like a lot of their products...not all of them work for me and I don't like buying drugstore makeup (though granted it IS cheaper...but only because you can't test the products out in the store before you buy them).