In the spirit of all the other wonderful challenges on BT right now, I'm starting up a nail polish challenge for us. I have a ridiculous stash and I need to show my polish some love. With nail polish, once a day would be absurd (of course), so let's try and show off a new look and polish once a week. I'm personally going with manicures only, but if you'd rather do pedicures or even both go for it! I'm eager to see your collections and meet other polish junkies. It's past time for me to commit to using my stash! Past: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My Dreams Week 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow Fall Week 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in Yuki Week 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage Witch Week 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures: Julep in Lissa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sea-ing Stars, unknown shell pieces Week 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day: LOOK 1 Julep in Bernadette (Black Onyx for February) and Claudia (Peridot for August) LOOK 2 Zoya in India Week 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14): Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Snappy Sorbet and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet Week 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17): Julep in Tammi Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My DreamsWeek 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow FallWeek 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in YukiWeek 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage WitchWeek 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures: Julep in Lissa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sea-ing Stars, unknown shell piecesWeek 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day: LOOK 1 Julep in Bernadette (Black Onyx for February) and Claudia (Peridot for August) LOOK 2 Zoya in IndiaWeek 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14): Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Snappy Sorbet and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint SorbetWeek 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17): Julep in Tammi Current: Week 9 (3/22-3/28) - Springtime In honor of the first day of spring last week, let's get those spring colors and looks out and show them off. Future OPTIONAL Themes: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 10 (3/29-4/4) - Let Someone Else Choose Have your partner, best friend, or family member pick a color or theme for you to use this week! Tell us who picked it and how you incorporated your choice. Week 11 (4/5-411) - Easter, Springtime Redux Anything that says Easter to you. If you don't celebrate, you can use it as a chance to revisit spring looks! Week 12 (4/12-4/18) - Wedding Nails We're getting into wedding season! Whether you're planning on attending a wedding this year or not, show us what you'd wear! Week 13 (4/19-4/25) - Good & Bad Luck Some people think the number 13 is bad luck! Use luck to inspire your nails this week. Week 14 (4/26-5/2) - April Showers Bring May Flowers As we transition from April to May, use rain, flowers, or a combination to inspire your look for the week. Week 10 (3/29-4/4) - Let Someone Else ChooseHave your partner, best friend, or family member pick a color or theme for you to use this week! Tell us who picked it and how you incorporated your choice.Week 11 (4/5-411) - Easter, Springtime ReduxAnything that says Easter to you. If you don't celebrate, you can use it as a chance to revisit spring looks!Week 12 (4/12-4/18) - Wedding NailsWe're getting into wedding season! Whether you're planning on attending a wedding this year or not, show us what you'd wear!Week 13 (4/19-4/25) - Good & Bad LuckSome people think the number 13 is bad luck! Use luck to inspire your nails this week.Week 14 (4/26-5/2) - April Showers Bring May FlowersAs we transition from April to May, use rain, flowers, or a combination to inspire your look for the week.
Hey Beauties- We have ALOT of threads around here for Tom Ford products. I figured I'd start one thread where we can update each other on items as they come out or we see them available. For all my UK'ers, or people willing to pay for shipping from the UK, Harrods has Softcore and Nude Dip from the Fall collection available right now. Happy Shopping!
BOX IS CLOSED DELUXE AND FOILS WINTER TSB Qualifications: Must be 18 yrs. or older Must be VIB or VIB Rouge Rules: Must be able to pay $17 dollars for shipping (USPS) Must provide a tracking number. Must be able to post pictures of what you take and put in Do not take more than what you put in. Keep the value of items equal. Trade on or above the value of what you have taken from the box. It would be a good idea to post your trade before you ship the box. Ship the box out within 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know ASAP so we can move you on the list. What to include in the box ☆Products from brands sold at Barney's, Saks, Sephora and Nordstrom. The exception to the rule is Asian products which you cannot get in the states (Sulwhasoo, Etude House, Peripera, Hada Labo, etc.) ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", "tried/used"…) Sanitize and pack all explodable or leakable products in ziplocks and bubble wrap. ☆ Makeup as long as you've cleaned it with alcohol & it doesn't have big fingerprint marks/dents in it ☆ Mascara if it's sealed and/or has not been used at ALL ☆ Lotion, creams allowed if they are brand new or in a pump bottle for sanitary reasons ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle (can be 1/2 used too) & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped/bagged ☆ Anything that is sealed Do not include: Pre-made samples Drugstore items (unless it's from a brand hard to find in the US) Heavily used items (but if it is an expensive ítem someone might be interested, just ask in the thread) Swatching items in the box Putting in anything unsanitary/things that can't be cleaned or sanitized ---> If you have anything that is questionable just ask in the thread! =] 1. Greenporchlights (Unicorn fragance samples -niche and fancy-pantsy perfume samples-that require thorough testing before investing such as a Tom Ford Private Blend)9407803699300013135735 2. Michelle shops 9407803699300013277350 3. Dtalks all 9114 9999 4431 3413 3512 16 4. Laynebr 9114 9011 5981 8948 1305 87 5. Heatherbee 9505511034285027477498 6. Makeupobsesed 9114901159818440726660 7. Sdbeautyjunkie1 9405503699300486352753 9405503699300486352760 8. Annypoo 9405503699300486352760 9405509699938185985709 9. Masaya 9405509699937326832865 10. Kiml150 9505511025835050512394 11. Sn22 9405503699300499633061 12. Rhiannon1419 (Julep nailpolish that belongs to the Wanderlust collection) 13. Rose135 (Korean skincare that does not include mineral oil, SKII, Tata Harper, Tatcha) 14. Onceuponatime 9505-5104-2317-5078-0105-42 15. Dolceloure 17. StephaniLynn 18. Makeuplovertay (living proof and drybar hair products, as well as any kind of samples!) 19 . Trishalyn 20. Redwagon44 ??
THIS SHOULD SAY BLUSHED COPPER. OOPSY I just discovered the LE copper skin Perfector and some cream highlights available currently to rouges. I can't decide if I should bite the bullet on these or if they will complement my skin tone. Anyone order these? Or any thoughts on the LEFT skin perfector and new cream highlights? 😊😊 http://m.sephora.com/product/P395323 http://m.sephora.com/product/P395159
Any advice on makeup that won't leave me looking like a hot mess after labor? I looked like death after having my son and I hate my pics😞 any tips or favorite products that I'll help my makeup/look stay put?
SO EXCITED!! 11/28/14, they are coming out with 50 LE miniature lipsticks, selling at $32 each. I need them all. A snippet from an article about them: " In the Lips & Boys lineup, there are 10 shade ranges, encompassing nude browns, violets and plums, metallics, reds and light pinks. The high-pigment shades are done in a base of soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomile flower oil. Thirty-six offerings are new shades; 10 are from Velvet Suede, Ford’s current seasonal color story, and four are from previous seasons. Ford predicted bestsellers will include Tomas, a coral hue; Matthew, a coral pink; Flynn, a light pink; Giacomo, a deep rose, and Patrick, a muted coral pink. Each clutch-size lipstick will retail for $32. The lipsticks can also be packaged in sets of any three hues in the collection."
Earlier this month Sephora reached out to me and told me that I had been selected to receive the new #Tfnofiler Selfie Powders from Too Faced as a gift for my contributions on BeautyTalk. I had every intention of purchasing this palette when it came out so I was super excited by the opportunity to try it for free. As a Canadian client I know myself and many others often feel overlooked by Sephora so that made being selected mean a little bit more to me. I received the palette in the mail yesterday (all of the snow we've had in my area recently delayed mail by a week). After I have a chance to play with it and test it out a bit more I'll leave swatches and a review here
I just saw Clinique's new colours for their Cheek Pop and they all look SO gorgeous. But I can't decide on a colour! I have light-medium skin with a neutral-warm undertone. For reference, I am around a 2Y05/2Y06. What colours would look good? I prefer a warm peachy-rosy blush. Peach, Ginger, Melon, Pink, and Fig Pop all look really nice.
Im kinda excited about this. Out now on nars, and will be available at sephora Feb 1, $48 comes with a pump I hope to find a shade in this, gobi in the original sheer glow was too light and i think the next shade up was a touch dark "This new formula creates instant polished perfection with full coverage in a single, weightless drop. Its uniquely fluid, oil-free formula defies the expectations of long-wear foundation, delivering full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Ideal for all skin types and tones in 20 global shades that leave skin at its most beautiful. Yet this formula is also, dermatologist tested. fragrance, paraben, alcohol free. The innovative new formula features a unique Weightless Long-wear Technology that moves with skin, delivering up to 16 hours of wear while always feeling light-as-air and an Even Tone Technology that immediately neutralizes redness, dullness and discoloration to improve skin’s appearance over time."
I'm going to post a picture of me without makeup. Because hey, I love makeup, but I'm also working on embracing my face au naturel, too. None of this "I'm not wearing makeup" when you're wearing a tinted moisturizer, brown mascara, and have a slight flush to your cheeks and lips. I'm talking no makeup AT ALL (No, not even clear lip balm). This is me, about 10 minutes out of the shower. Anyone else brave enough?
Recently I've discovered the joy that is powder foundation. My main question is which you prefer: Bare Minerals Original or Matte? Or if you don't like either, what's your favorite powder foundation? I've tried the BM Original and I like it but I'm not really a fan of it's sheen, however subtle it may be. I was considering the matte formulation instead to avoid this, but it doesn't have a single ingredient in common with the original. Also, I find my skin gets oily after just a few hours of wear of the original, which isn't really my favorite.
I always start with my eyes so that if I mess up, I can wipe it off without having to disrupt my face makeup, and also so that my moisturizer has time to sink in. I do find that starting with the eyes can leave some skin near my eyes that doesn't have foundation on it because I don't want to get too close to my eyeliner, eyeshadow, etc. I'm interested to know, do you start with your eyes or your face?
Hi I'm a Korean American with black hair, brown eyes and a light yellow skin tone. I just became interested in learning about make up and wanted to know what are some great eyes shadow palettes to start out with. However, I will purchase the naked basics palette but don't know which full size 12 shade of the naked palettes to get. I want neutral to everyday make up looks. What else do I need to start my very own make up kit? How can I make my face make up last long from having my skin very oily all day? I love having my eos lip balm because it keeps my lips moist but I wanted to know if I should get a hydrating lip gloss or lip stick? The shade I prefer is a rosy pink. Also, what's the best eye liner ? I do not want to wear false eye lashes ?
Ladies, in the spirit of February being the dead of winter, let's bring some extra warmth to BT. I've noticed many ladies mention over the past few months that they lack the confidence or comfort level to rock a red lip. In that vein, I've decided to do a red lip a day for the next 28 days (or until I run out). Please feel free to pop in and join me by posting a pic of your red lippie, even if you don't want to don a red every day. And who knows, you might even find your next great red this way! Day 1: BITE Beauty Luminous Creme in Poppy Day 2: Shiseido Lacquer Rouge 417 Sanguine (I did not consider that I would need reds to complement a developing tan...oops!) Day 3: BITE Beauty Matte Lip Crayon Maraschino Day 4: Hourglass Opaque Rouge Icon (for my trip I only packed minis, so pretty much all GWP Day 5: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Beso Day 6: BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil Pomegranate Day 7: BITE Beauty Luminous Creme Scarlet Day 8: Dior Rouge Dior 999 Day 9: BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil Meritage and NYX Butter Gloss Cherry Pie (Meritage was described as a brick red, but even with the red gloss it still looks really pink to me) Day 10: NARS Hardwire (LE) Deadly Catch Day 11: Clinique Chubby Stick Mightiest Maraschino Day 12: Urban Decay Revolution FBomb Day 13: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Cruella Day 14: MUFE Artist Rouge N45 Day 15: Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick Frenched Day 16: Buxom Provocateur Day 17: BITE Beauty for Sephora VIB Rouge Day 18: OCC Liptar Matte Harlot Day 19: Guerlain KissKiss Shaping Cream 325 Day 20: OCC Stained Gloss Jealous Day 21: NARS Audacious Olivia Day 22: NYX Butter Gloss Red Velvet Day 23: NARS Audacious Lana Day 24: OCC Metallic Liptar Role Play Day 25: NARS Audacious Bette Day 26: OCC Matte Liptar NSFW Day 27: NARS Audacious Leslie (not photographing true to color, it is a more rusty red IRL, but I waited too late to photo, and now the good daylight is gone) Day 28: OCC Metallic Manhunter liptar Day 29: NARS Audacious Rita Day 30: NARS Audacious Jeanne Day 31: BITE Beauty Creme Deluxe LE 001 Day 32: OCC Black Dahlia Matte liptar Day 33: NARS Audacious Grace (a red coral IRL) Day 34: OCC Vintage Matte liptar Day 35: Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD607 Nocturne (coincidence this is also yesterday's fan friday promo) Day 36: BITE Beauty Creme Deluxe LE 003 Day 37: Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme So Rouge Day 38: OCC MEGA RED
Hi everyone: For the last few days I have been trialing Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk and I'm really loving the finish. I usually wear MUFE Face & Body but I find that the Armani is less oily as the day goes by. The issue I'm having is with the shade... I feel like even with the current shade I'm wearing (#6), it makes me look orange. Some background: I got a sample of this in 5.5 and wore it for a day but it made my face look really orange compared to my neck. I went into Sephora to get an associate's opinion and she agreed, and told me it was because I'm yellow toned and the 5.5 is too neutral for me, hence making me look orange/pink. She swatched the 6 beside the 5.5 on her hand, and she was right, even though the 2 shades appear to be the same darkness, the 5.5 was much too pink. So I took home a sample of the 6 and couldn't wait to try it. Swatched on the back of my hand and on the inside of my arm, the 6 blends in better than the 5.5 but seems just a touch too yellow/brown, but nothing that is noticeable. Well, I put it on this morning and at first I thought that the 6 looked a hair too yellow for me. But the tone still seemed right. I was thinking of testing 5.75 because on the Color IQ (which I know isn't very accurate) it is less yellow, but looking at swatches online it looks darker and maybe a bit too pink (just a bit more yellow than 5.5). But then...after finishing the rest of my make up and looking in the mirror again, my face still looks orange. Under certain lighting, I think my face looks fine. I've asked two people (hubby and a coworker) and they both don't think my face looks orange, but I sit beside a window at work and the natural light really shows how orange my face looks compared to my neck. I think it is an improvement from the 5.5, but it's still not my perfect color. Maybe I'm just TOO yellow? This is very confusing as according to the color IQ the associate gave me yesterday (again, I know it's not accurate) I am 5y07 (SO YELLOW!) but I like to wear MUFE F&B in 20, or a 50/50 mixture of 20+34 and it seems to blend really well although those shades are 1y07 and 1r09, respectively. Maybe it's because they're so sheer so the undertone isn't as important? I've included some photos... what are your thoughts? Minor difference that I shouldn't expect to match perfectly with my neck? What shade do you think I could try in LS next, or could it just be that this foundation just oxidizes too much for my skin? I am wearing moisturizer (with sunscreen), Hourglass veil mineral primer, Armani LS and finished off with Marc Jacobs finishing powder. Both photos are taken in office/fluorescent lighting, but facing a window with natural lighting (cloudy). Thanks!!
I'm looking for a new bronzer. I am 45 and have light skin, light brown hair and hazel/green eyes. Ideally I'd like something that looks natural, but has some luminous qualities. I don't want glitter, but I don't want all matte because I'm not using this as a contour but as a true bronzer for the summer. My preference is powder for ease of application, but I would try a liquid or powder. Thank you!
I know Sephora offers a wonderful exchange/return policy... but I feel bad returning my items. I feel like I return my items about 50% of the time because honestly, after the first use I can tell I already don't like it. I don't want to get on their list (of bad customers) for returning too many items, I'm honestly not trying to rip them off.
I've been looking into my makeup stash and realized, wow I do own A LOT of foundations/BB cream, here's my list (and my impressions): CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua (beautiful finish...but tends to be too dewy for my combo skin) CHANEL Perfection Lumière Velvet (LOVE LOVE!) MUFE HD (my HG foundation) MUFE Pro Finish (my HG powder foundation) MUFE Mat Velvet + (I love this one, but too matte to be used in winter) IT COSMETICS CC Cream (not my favorite but I like it) TARTE 12-hour full coverage foundation (feels heavy and "mask-like" on the skin) TARTE BB Tinted Treatment (beautiful finish/cover but I think it breaks me out) TARTE Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation (Just doesn't do it for me...) ILLAMASQUA Skin Base (what was I thinking?) LIOLE Beyond the Solution (nice coverage but tends to feel heavy on skin) LIOLE Triple the Solution (another cake face alert) SKIN 79 Hot Pink Super BB Balm (nice coverage but tends to lean on gray side) BAREMINERALS Original (Simple and natural, I love this one when my skin behaves !) and...countless drugstore foundations that never seem to work well with my combination/sensitive skin ! And what about your collection ? Are you a foundation hoarder like myself ? I would like to know
It comes in 7 different colors and everyone's been raving about it. The colors are taupe, blonde, auburn, espresso, chocolate, ash brown, and brunette. I personally haven't tried the brow wiz yet. I find it super hard to find a color that matches my brows that looks natural. So far MAC's twist up brow pencil in "fling" has been my holy grail. If I find a color I think I might take the plunge and try it out. What do you guys think of it and has anyone tried it yet?
I really love the highlighter that comes in the Urban Decay Flushed palette and I'm starting to run low. I'm hoping someone knows of another highlighter that is a dupe (doesn't matter if it's drugstore, mid, or high end) to that highlighter so I don't have to buy the whole palette when I run out. Help me
I tried asking my question on a bunch of other threads and it's not getting answered. I apologize in advance to anyone who's annoyed by all the threads on here that are on this subject. Can a mod tell me what Kevyn Aucoin concealer color I'd be? I'm 4Y02. I wear MUFE HD in 118, Pro Finish in 117, HD Concealer in 330, 340, 350, and Nars Creamy Concealer in Honey and Custard. I believe my color match in the new Nars foundation was either Punjab or Santa Fe but I think I'm closer to Deauville. Thanks
I've been struggling to find a makeup routine that is full coverage & lasts all day but doesn't look cakey ! I have mild acne but I mostly struggle with acne scars , redness & oily skin ...Whenever I find a full coverage foundation or powder I end up looking CAKEY or oily & they never last ...Im currently using Smashbox Color Correcting Primer & Nars All day Luminous Foundation, with Laura Mercier Translucent powder with Urban Decay AllDay Setting Spray, but I end up looking cakey & oily throughout the day & my face juss doesn't look natural or Flawless ..in desperate need of a new makeup routine! PLEASE HELP ME!!!
I need swatches!!! As I see the new collection fly out of stock online, I've been scouring the internet for swatches to get a better feel of how the shades look. Most of them also look to be multiple shades of pink on the Sephora site, which doesn't seem to match up with the shade descriptions provided. Can anyone share their experiences so that, you know, I'm hopefully not compelled to get 18 out of 20 of them?