What are some of your favorite base coats and tops coats? I generally like a strengthening base coat just to keep my nails strong and healthy. I recently finished off a Sephora by OPI one. Currently, I've been using Bridge the Ridge from Sally's Beauty Supply. I helps to fill in minor dents and ridges that can come up from time to time due to a rough glitter removal. At least that's what I use it for lol. It dries really fast and to a matte finish. I have a variety of topcoats. I use to use Seche Vite, but it can sometimes shrink polish and cause it to come off in whole pieces. Right now, I've been been using the Out The Door topcoat. I really like it! I also love my NYC Matte Me Crazy topcoat. It dries fast,and it's super durable! I was very surprised about that. I use my Cina Top Coat and bonder when I use nail art pieces, glitter or rhinestones.
Hello everyone! I want to see some raised hands on this question-- how many of you ladies just LOVE Josie Maran products?!?!?! I am still young- okay? But that doesn't stop me from using anti aging products- okay, but seriously, Josie Maran is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! :: round of applause:: So, let's see. I use Josie Maran Argan oil, (great for face&cuticules!) Argan creamy concealer crayon, color stick, whipped argan body butter, argan balm, lip treatments, yes... You name it.. I have ALOT of JM produc; but hey, at the same time, I'm doing my skin a great big favor by treating it nicely by using good products! (and of course my skin pays me back with gorgeous skin results!) (LOL!) So, what I want to know, is if you have tried Josie Maran, what is/are your favorite products and why? Josie Maran rocks!<3
Hey Everyone, I need some help and advice. I have a mixture of combination skin I have dry patches but throughout the day I get shiny due to my face producing oils. I always find with my foundation (YSL foundation) that it breaks down within 2 - 3 hours after applying it. I don't know if I should be using a specific type of primer, Im currently using a colour correcting one or if I should use a different powder to set my foundation. Honestly I really just want to keep my foundation in place. I see all these ladies who have such flawless foundation throughout the whole day and I would love to know how they do it. Thank you!
I have tried both Urban Decay and Kat Von D's but neither help with that pop of color I am looking for. I have neutral tan skin and some colors (like from Kat Von D's Chrysalis) just don't show up the way I would like them to. It's funny because they look great on my arm but don't show up as well on my eyes. I have also tried a white base one (NYX) and it was so so. Still not the results I was hoping for (or see in youtube videos). Do you have a favorite? And how much do you put on? I have tried a light coating, slathered on, something in the middle, have applied with fingers, brushes, beautyblender and sigh, no pop. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
So i bought Perversion. BEST EYELINER EVER! UNTILLLLLLL I went to sharpen it. And I have had to sharpen it EVERY SINGLE DAY since. It is terrible! I can't take it back to the store since i have had to sharpen down to half way over, but i am also now out like $20 or whatever i paid for any. Anyone else have this same experience?
I got the big pack of LashStash mascaras and am way excited about finding the perfect mascara that will work for me. However, so far I hate one of them (Lancome Hypnose Drama). I think for a higher end mascara it is awful. I am wondering how to go about getting a partial refund. Should I contact the mascara company itself or go into a Sephora store? UPDATE : Thank you to so many people who took my questions and posts seriously and responded kindly. It is my first thread and I am new to Sephora, the brands it sells, and this BeautyTalk community. Since this became a lengthy thread so quickly, I thought I would give a quick recap of how I resolved my issue, and save some time for people who might be in the same circumstance I was and unsure how to proceed. But before you read how I resolved the issue, I wanted you to get a picture of how I view myself as a customer. You should know that to me every $1 is 100 hard earned pennies. And if I put my money down for product, regardless of its size, I expect it to deliver. In addition to being vocal about products through word of mouth, blogging, etc., I firmly believe in communicating with those directly involved with a product's production and distribution. And through honest communication with companies about how I truly feel about their product, they almost always thank me reaching out to them (from as simple as nice thank you letter to as large as a coupon for free product). So here's what happened: I bought the $45 Sephora Favorites LashStash Deluxe 11-piece sampler (NO voucher) with the expectation that while I may not love everyone, that each one should be high-end performance-wise. I also expected to use them all up and for it to last me a LONG time (think back to my $1 meaning a lot to me). Years ago, I had previously fallen in love with They're Real and so I had something to judge the others against. The first one I tried happened to be the Lancome Hypnose Drama and it was just not delivering. So I watched some instructional videos and tried again. Still not delivering (extremely strong smelling, clumpy and made my eye lashes stick together). So the vocal side of me starts wanting to let the company know and rectify the situation (yes, I'm talking about expecting a partial refund, exchange, etc.) But I had only previously corresponded with companies who make lower-end products. So what were the rules with Sephora and Lancome? Was Lancome like Costco where they stood by what they sold so much that they would take care of everything? Or like a Supercenter where you had to contact the manufacturer? I was not sure and so decided to post my question to BeautyTalk and glean from your wealth of knowledge. So I posted and ya'll let me know that you cannot do partial returns/exchanges with Sephora--either return all the mascaras or none. But neither one appealed to me. I didn't want to give up on the others after the first failure. I also didn't want to stand idly by and just be okay with a high-end product under-performing. So I reached out again and most people agreed that contact with Lancome or both was best. I also learned that there were new Stash sets out that had a voucher with them (and was like, "that is the best deal ever" and also bummed that they didn't include one in my kit). So I first called Sephora and the phone call was very rushed but polite and at the end she basically said that she was sorry that I couldn't get voucher but would add a certain amount of points to my account. I really am not familiar with the point thing but from some of your comments, it is a way to get a free sample...cool. I still wanted to let Lancome know about my bad experience with their mascara. Lancome makes the product and is the one ultimately responsible for its formula and how it delivers, after-all. I waited for a SUPER LONG time to speak with someone, then got transferred, then dropped, and then a SUPER LONG time again. But it was so worth it. The Lancome consultant listened to everything and I asked her for tips and she documented my likes and dislikes. Then she said she would mail me a check to purchase THE EXACT SAME SERIES of mascara (to the confused commenter it was NOT a full refund of the $45) because mine was obviously defective. And I said, but the mascara was a little one, that is too much. Then she said it was a gesture of kindness and to please give the company another try and highly recommended that I purchase over a Lancome counter instead of Sephora. So, of course I said OK, sounds good to me. And I will do as agreed. Never in the conversation was I rude to the workers or demand compensation. I did expect something, but not to the degree it was given. Which only cements in my mind that Lancome (and kind of Sephora) are smart about wanting to help customers because we BUY their product with our hard-earned money. The company is entitled to make their own policy and direct their customer service to do as the company says. The same goes with the stores who sell the company's product. And the customer (that would be me and YOU) are also entitled to speak out to them and as many parties that we want. Enough said. It's time for bed.
I'm a lip liner junkie and I love nothing more than filling in my lips before applying lip color and also drawing a little outside of the line. My go to product is UD's lip liner but there doesn't seem to be a color close enough to Vintage. I'd also use it for Kat Von D's LUV. I already own Ozone, the clear lip liner, and since I like to draw outside the line a bit Ozone doesn't work well for me. Any suggestions? I see Makeup Forever has one in Purple 13C that might work. Thanks!
Does anyone know a brand that makes a color similar to the deep pearly orange called "wrath" in Kat Von D monarch palette? I love the color but I have similar colors to what she has in the palette so I can't justify buying a whole palette for that color. Thank you!
I was so excited that I finally got to try the new LM artist palette today. Unfortunately, I realized the black ink is all over my hand and desk. Has anyone else experienced the same problem or I just had a bad one? I tried to wipe it, but it still does not work. It is so disappointing because the palette is beautiful, but I really don't feel like getting ink all over my hands and desk every time I use it. Not the quality you'd expect for something that costs $70 CAD
Hello, I previously did the Best Foundation Match in Sephora store, and the result was 1Y07. I would like to try Bare Minerals BareSkin Pure Serum Foundation. How can I get the perfect shade for my skin tone from that brand and how to pick the perfect foundation shade in general.
Hi ladies. I'm recently considering whether to get TF Traceless Foundation or not. I'm find with both stick and liquid. My concern is, whether they accentuate flake/dry patches or not. I don't care too much about coverage unless it's has ZERO coverage. Anyone have drier skin and using TF foundation?? Please give me some advice!
I'm mac nc 20 for reference. I have normal/ combo skin but more on normal side, just a bit of shine in T-zone, we don't have sephora store in my country so I am getting it online. Hope it will match my shade and go well with my skin type. Also for NARS creamy radiant concealer, should I go for Vanilla or Custard? And last question, what primer should I use for my normal/combo skin under this foundation? Thanks in advance!
I have long lashes but they are dark blonde, I'm looking for definition and volume without clumping or the nasty spider look. Currently using Clinique high impact and just got a sample of the Too Faced Better Than Sex but I hate how clumpy my lashes get with both of them! Don't want to spend too much time combing them out every day. What are your suggestions?
So I think I have about 5 lippies so far. But currently Mac Canada has a promo for free shipping (no min.) so I thought I might add another lippie or two to the collection. So far I have: Venus, Abby, Ruby Woo, Sin and Studded Kiss, Any suggestions? Thanks
For reference, I use Bare Minerals powder foundation in medium tan. I know a lot of people like the banana shade in the original Anastasia contouring palette but I'm not sure if that palette would be too light for my skin tone.
I came into the store and got matched. She said I was in between colors and the lightest was No. 25. What would the darker color be? I have pink undertones. Would it be a 45 or a 50 or something else? Thank you!
Looking for advice for a color match for the tarte foundation, there are so many colors to choose from that I'm getting confused. I use to use tan in the tarte maracuja miracle foundation but found it a little too orange and too dark.
Hi, I am makeup obsessed but not makeup skilled. I have a really hard time deciding what colours would look good with my skin tone/hair/eye colour so I tend to just stick with nudes and neutrals. With Spring/Summer season on the horizon, I am looking to break out into some brights/something new. Somebody help me? Haha, I desperately need help trying to decide what products/colours would look good on me. Any suggestions would be SO appreciated! Thanks! Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read)
I have Fair-Tannish skin, blue eyes, and blonde eyebrows,eyelashes, and hair. I really want a everyday, natural look. Right now, I wear black eyeliner on the edges of my waterline and black mascara, but it feels a bit intense. Any tips?