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.
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?
Hello pretty ladies, Back with another question to see what all you wonderful minds have to suggest. I really like using gel liners because i find it gives me the most natural look - but no matter how I apply it, it smudges all under my eye and on the corners despite the fact not using much If I tightline my eyes with a gel liner it's a no no and smudges within MINUTES!! I have oily lids so things easily move around - with my stila liquid liner it stay puts all day but sometimes I find it is just a bit too much for an everyday thing. I've tried gel liners from tarte, bobbi brown, smash box and god knows what and none of them worked - I've been using a Korean brand which has proven to have better "smudge proof" quality. I still want to know more options. I know probably a pencil option may be good - so any suggestions? Stila? Urban Decay? How do I get my gel liners not to travel down to my lower lid and smudge all over my under eye area and the corners of my eyes!!! It's driving me nuts.
My name is Bombshell and I continue to be an eyeshadow addict enthusiast !! However, five weeks ago I began a quest to actually start using my mountains and mountains of palettes and shadows. Along with some awesome ladies who have joined in I have committed to using the same palette 5 days in a row and posting the results at the end of five days. Those with single shadows are welcome to join in as well! If you are interested in the original rules & lists posted they can be found in off topic, (take the challenge: palette parade). the gist of it is make a list, plan to show all your shadows love for extended period of time (5days), if you hate it first day move on. I am also planning to add weeks of singles by brand (Stila week, UD week, Nars week). I think instead of posting and editing lists it would be easier to report what we plan to use at the beginning of the week and the report the results at the end. We meet here at the end of the week to discuss what we wore for the week, how it worked for us and most importantly to share pictures and advice! Anyone can join as we all started at different times and have different numbers of palettes, and will finish at different times. I am looking at 38 (?) more weeks if I don't buy one more palette! Xoxo I look forward to more fun parading with all you girls! Palette Parade Princesses: CalamityJane85, Nikki, LadyMeag, Beethousand, AmberAngeline, MaFan, nurseCupcake, Carolang, Jenblush, Malday, Sparlekai, GHKim, IttyxBittyxMe, Katie241, SirenPrincess, Manniface.
I've been struggling finding a foundation that is truly full coverage or comes close to it with staying power. I have a lot of acne scars and hyper-pigmentation. The closest one I got to was Kat Von D. It was the perfect formula, but none of the colors matched. I've worked in cosmetics off and on and therefore have become super finicky when it comes to formula/color match. I tried almost everything out on the market. I'm very fair and need something with a pink undertone while keeping it matte. I'm keeping my options open and starting to look at ones sold in the drugstore as well. If you could help me it would be greatly appreciated!
So I fell in love with a set of Japonesque brushes that's available at Ulta, Beautybar and Dermstore for full price. The only site that have any applicable promo going on seems to be beautybar, which have a refer-a-friend program. So, refer me? =)
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)
Any of you tried one, or both of these pretties? I am trying to decide between the two, as they look pretty similar in pictures. I love the Chanel but I get points and dollars towards Rouge requalification if I choose the Dior, so....decisions, decisions!
I have no idea what term or terms I have violated. This is ridiculous, and as a VIB, my personal right to purchase is offended by some insane rules that I don't know. PLEASE let me know the specific reasons for why my orders have been cancelled, and what are the solutions. I spent a lot of time to pick up gifts for my friends and colleagues elaborately, and after I made my orders, I waited and waited for another a lot of time. When I checked order status, I was mad to find that my orders were freakingly cancelled. Can you imagine what status I am now? This totally ruined all my perfected plan for my friend network, even to my career circle. When I sent email to ask the reasons, how can you just easily replied me by checking your company's term of use, which is as long as the GREAT WALL.
Hi, I wanted to ask recommendations for a couple of different things. I wanted to see what you blush stick you think would be best for me? I have a light olive complexion and I''m looking for the right shade for blush. I've used both pink shades as well as darker shades that are like bronzers. Also ideally I'd like to use products that aren't tested on animals. I'd love any recommendations you have.
There was someone who was going to do a foils/small sample TSB. I do not believe that person is still going to do it. If they are, I apologize and will not do one. I have been in two boxes and loved it but I have never started one. If anyone is still interested, I am willing to try to start one. We can use the same rules from the other TSB. Please let me know if anyone is interested. Also we need to decide if we want to do this with a small flat rate box (I believe shipping is around $6.00) or a medium flat rate box (I believe shipping is around 13.00). If you are going to participate, please be prepared for the shipping costs! This box is open for US shipping only. Shipping becomes more expensive for Canada. Once we decide if we want to do a small or medium box I will post pics of what I will start the box out with. If at that time someone decides they don't like what I am starting the box out with just let me know. I want this to be fun for all. Once I get the box back I will go through it & give the leftover items to the local youth group who works with the homeless shelters in Fredericksburg VA. Missey_1973 sent 03/06/2014 TN 9114901123086242265556 1) Annec322 2) MlleCC 3) Knuevekm 4) Kariyava 5) Straightrhodes 6) MrsBaine 7) Plantgarden 8) Jenjendoitagain 9) Earpoker 10)Dollface 11) Chelsd 12) Onceuponatime45 Back to Missey_1973 Rules are listed in the Spoiler Spoiler (Highlight to read) Rules (copied from other TSB so thank you to those who posted these): *Samples from High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes are okay *All foils should be new/un-opened If there are samples or items that you are including that are not foils and not new, (lightly used/swatched items) please indicate and sanitize the item properly *send your address to the person above you when the list comes out and pm them again shortly before you get the box *post in a picture and/or text of what you took and left (picture AND written description) have fun *try some things you haven't tried before *When taking foils, you may take more than one of an items. Foils are small and it may take more than one to really get to try the product. Just be mindful of others after you. *If you take a deluxe sample (non-foil) please replace with another deluxe-sample. We want to keep the box fun for the person after you Not Allowed: *Pre-made samples Taking more than you put in. Replace what you took with something as nice or nicer *Heavily used items *Swatching items in the box *Keeping the box for more than 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know so we can move you on the list. (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn *NO DRUGSTORE ITEMS- unless you have someone after you that wants them *No reserve (you may ask for people to TRY to include items. If it gets to you terriffic. If not, that's ok too) If you think there is a need for more rules, please let me know. Rules (copied from other TSB so thank you to those who posted these):*Samples from High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes are okay*All foils should be new/un-opened If there are samples or items that you are including that are not foils and not new, (lightly used/swatched items) please indicate and sanitize the item properly*send your address to the person above you when the list comes out and pm them again shortly before you get the box*post in a picture and/or text of what you took and left (picture AND written description)have fun*try some things you haven't tried before*When taking foils, you may take more than one of an items. Foils are small and it may take more than one to really get to try the product. Just be mindful of others after you.*If you take a deluxe sample (non-foil) please replace with another deluxe-sample. We want to keep the box fun for the person after youNot Allowed:*Pre-made samplesTaking more than you put in. Replace what you took with something as nice or nicer*Heavily used items*Swatching items in the box*Keeping the box for more than 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know so we can move you on the list. (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn*NO DRUGSTORE ITEMS- unless you have someone after you that wants them*No reserve (you may ask for people to TRY to include items. If it gets to you terriffic. If not, that's ok too) If you think there is a need for more rules, please let me know.
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 went to my local Sephora today and one of the girls told me that after the holidays all of the Lorac products will be on sale. They're not going to carry the line any longer I went home and checked online (with fingers crossed) to see if perhaps it would just be my local Sephora losing the line, unfortunately they barely have anything online! I'm so sad right now!! Why Sephora, why????
Hi, I thought it would be interesting to fore-lay your experiences with make-up, starting with adolescence and even childhood. This can also help for parents whose children want to get into make-up and figure out how much is too much or what's good for them before going to the Guerlain/Givenchy/Dior gondolas in Sephora. I'll start. Name: Jenn Age: 22 First make-up product: Bonne Bell Lip Smackers Flip Gloss Age of first Sephora visit: 12 or 13. What's funny was I got mad at my dad for not letting me go to Stoneridge (Pleasanton, CA) because I wanted to go to a Sephora and see what was cool about it. My dad then brought me to ValleyFair (Santa Clara) instead because he knew the area better than Pleasanton. And yes, there was a very big Sephora and I still believe Valley Fair trumps Stoneridge. Your full make-up biography: Started using make-up in 6th grade because of school pictures, which was terrible because I didn't know how to use foundation! I just caked it all on my face! HAHA. Then went to Sephora in 7th grade, didn't buy anything my first time, but when I went with my friends, I think I brought a Cargo eyeshadow in green. Back then I used more drugstore than prestige. 9th grade, I think I started phasing out the drugstore and by college... BYE BYE DRUGSTORE! Then I started using mostly Guerlain by sophomore year, except my make-up bag got stolen by United, which had MOST of my Mac products. BOOO! My advice: Skin is more important, once you wear make-up all the time, it becomes obvious when you don't wear make-up, so I don't use it as much.
Eleven new WG brushes coming to Beautylish! The Face Set: $265, available in March And the Eye Set: $148, available in April Whyyyy...I totally can not afford these right now, but I am certain that I will buy at least a few individual brushes!
I mentioned the other day in the palette parade thread that it would be cool if someone started a thread with a picture of a cool eye look and we all tried our hands at it. So CalamityJane (the bully) told me to start it. My immediate thought was "But I wanted someone else to do it!!" Then I decided I was being a whiny little b*tch and should get to it. So without further ado, here's the first Eyeshadow Inspiration! I had been wanting to try a green/bronze eye look for awhile and thought this one looked fun. Here is my not-very-good attempt at it: As always, lighting was a bit of an issue (why won't my blush ever show up?!?), but even though the colors aren't captured perfectly you can still kind of see them. Anyone else want to try? Feel free to substitute colors and change it up (maybe using whatever your palette-of-the-week is?). I love seeing what people here come up with!
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!
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*
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.
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.