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 remember a long time ago there used to be Illamsqua polishes at SiJCP, but I guess I found at place that carried them. The last time I saw them, they were in a sales rack and on sale. Do you think there might be some sale Illas (yes I just abbreviated Illamsaqua) left? I really would like to get some new polishes after my no-buy and then send all my OPIs to the trade thread or to the friend who might want to buy my old ones.
Not sure if someone already posted this, but the Lorac Pro to Go Cheek Palette is in the sale section for $10 off. I haven't been keeping up with the threads as much so I don't know if this was already posted. http://www.sephora.com/pro-to-go-eye-cheek-palette -P379960?skuId=1550698
Well, I went to write a review on this palette, and it's out of stock, so I can't do it. I don't know if this palette will ever come back, but I got 4 words for it: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner! OMG. Gorgeous. It's pretty matte but has great pigmentation. I like that it's really subtle and is just such a pretty accent to my eyes. So if you see it somewhere, grab it! It is 6 lovely colors!
I really (!!!!) want the Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con palette, but I'm having some trouble deciding what to get. I have dark blue/gray eyes, light/medium skin with yellow undertones, and dark brown hair. Thanks!
I am so obsessed with the Sephora Cream Lip Stains and my most favorite color is Endless Purple. My tube is almost empty so I stopped into Sephora to pick up another. Couldn't find it. I figured I could order it online, but I have found that it is the ONLY color that is out of stock! I am really hoping that it is just a popular color and that they haven't stopped producing it! Is there a way to find out if they have stopped manufacturing Endless Purple? I need it!
No matter what your skin tone is, it's hard to find "the one". They're either too red, too orange, or oxidize like crazy. Personally, and with fair skin, Tarte's "Exposed" is just the most perfect neutral. But, I can see where Ebony shades of skin would just look washed out with it. So, after years and years of holding shades up in the light at the store, trying shades bought at the counter and only to find it really didn't look that good in normal conditions, I do believe I've found it. Bobbi Brown's "Pale Pink". Oh my lawd, it's amazing! In the pan, it looks like a raspberry/hot pink. I'm extremely fair complected, so just 1 single dab of my brush into it gives me just enough for the apples of my cheeks and swept into my hairline. GORGEOUS. Makes your skin look youthful, healthy, and alive. Doesn't change colors, lasts all day. In fact, I've read it's Bobbi's personal favorite to use on all her models and looks, especially on the apples even if she's using another shade for the cheekbone. As for its use-up rate, I've had this tiny pan in my 500 point VIB bonus since the fall, and I've just barely pushed off the imprint left by manufacturing. AMAZING stuff!
Hi Ladies! So normally when I get my nails "done", I've been getting pink and white - similar to acrylic, but it's French-style, and the salon I went to used to have colors that I could get. I really loved them, since the color never faded or chipped, but my nail salon closed. I've only ever gotten gel nails once, and I think she gave me a gel manicure and not "gel nails" - it was no good, but I'm willing to give it another try. What kind of nails do you prefer, if you get fake nails? Which do you abhor?
I hate being negative about products, in general, but I suppose that maybe one day this info will help some lady out there. After having the palette for a couple of years, and expirementing with every possible combination, I decided that it was time to let others hear me out about this "Cult Classic" that was a total flop for me, let me start off with some pros: (I'm doing a review because sephora never posted mine so maybe this may help someone out in the future. Pros: - It is a value set. 12 eye shadows for 50 bucks which brings each eye shadow to about 4.5 dollars if I'm not mistaken. - The eye shadows themselves are highly pigmented, and are buttery smooth for the most part.... Now I'll review the packaging and individual eye shadows themselves. 1. Foxy is described as "cream bisque with matte finish". While I did like the fact that it was a matte finish, it was way too light to use it as a highlight (on my skintone at least), and way too chalky and sheer to wear it on my eyelid. 2. Half Baked is described as "golden bronze with shimmery finish". I have a hate-love relationship with this color. Sometimes it's a bit too light and it doesn't really have a "bronze" tone. It's almost like a bright, white gold. Aside from that, the quality of the eye shadow itself was somewhat disappointing. I can almost describe the texture like a loose eyeshadow or pressed pigment, Yeah, it's pigmented, but even with primer, they eyeshadow still ends up underneath my lashes. 3. BootyCall is described as a "shimmering cork" For the most part, it's a shimmery beige-pink, and I'm pleased with it. Nice pigmentation, little fallout, and I could use it on my lips, or highlight my brows if I wanted. 4. Chopper is described as " copper shimmer with silver micro glitter", and boy this was a disappointment. I loved it, a warm copper toned eyeshadow really compliments my skintone, the glitter killed it. Primer, concealer, eyeshadow base, no matter what, the glitter is just everywhere, even gently packing on the eyeshadow, little by little, it dispersed into the atmosphere with no care ;-; ( I'll do the other eyeshadow reviews in the morning)
Hello all you wonderful people! I've learned so much from all of your posts. I am interested in just trying out the NARS sheer glow foundation by ordering online. I currently use Bobbi Brown's Golden shade. Anybody out there have advice on which NARS shade is closest to BB's Golden? Thanks for all advice and input in advance!
So I like the color of the Nars laguna, but the formula of the product is just not working for me (I've been having difficulties picking up the products with a variety of brushes). So I've been hearing everyone gushing about the Sephora collection bronzers so I figured I would give one of them a try. Does anyone know which shade would be similar to Laguna, Bora Bora or Los Cabos? I have medium skin tone (I wear bare minerals matte in medium), so I think one of those two shades would be a good contouring shade for me. (: thanks!
I am so checking this out. Always looking for something to take away the redness. Anyone else interested in this collection? Launches February 6th all MAC location in North America. More info on Temptalia. Credits to her.