The best eyelash curlers really depends on people's eye shape and preference. After terrible experience with a couple of the hyped/popular curlers, I decided to do a comparison between the ones Sephora carries: Shiseido, Lancome, Tarte, Sephora and Tweezerman. Hopefully it will be of help to you, too. Tarte, 1 replacement pad+mascara : smaller and rounder than other 4 curlers and have the squishy-est pad. Parts a bit loose and the middle comes together first so if you don’t squeeze firmly, it looks like ><. Tarte (left) and Shiseido (right). You can see tarte is smaller and rounder. Sephora, 2 replacement pad : Have the firmest pad of all 5 curlers. Comparable to Shiseido, both a tiny bit flatter than other curlers. When I use Shiseido and Sephora, the middle part press against my eyes first, when using Lancome, the whole side+middle press against my eyes at same time. Shiseido, 1 replacement pad: Medium/normal firm pad, comes together evenly. It have a unique dip on the corners, unlike any other curlers. Due to vertical curve of the curler and dip, it actually irritates my eyes and it water every time I use the curler. =/ Shiseido (left) and Lancome (right). You can see the dip in Shiseido while Lancome and other curlers don't have the dip. Lancome, 1 replacement pad : similar to Tweezerman, both very slightly rounder than Shiseido and Sephora, medium firm pad. Tweezerman ProCurl curler, 3 replacement pad : very nice weight, feels durable. 3 replacement pad. Curls all my lashes at once. Couldn’t tell the difference between this and Lancome, except this have a nice weight and feels sturdy (none of the parts feel loose). It also says free sharpening and life time warranty (why would you sharpen your curler?) All in all, if you've got smaller or rounder eyes, go for Tarte. If your eyes are deeper set, Shiseido curler's dip corner will help you get the corner lashes. If you like a firm pad (pro: no sharp kinks/angle. con: require more force to squeeze for a good curl), go for Sephora. Tweezerman feels nicer in my hand than Lancome, but honestly my eyes don't feel a difference when I was curling. I ended up getting the Tweezerman cuz it's got the most replacement pad, and Sephora one cuz it's sturdy and I tend to be heavy handed but don't want to crinkle/cut off my lashes. Happy curler shopping!
I'm pretty much new here..and I would like to know what are you dying/wanting to try in the make-up world? For me, I would like to try the Luminess Airbrush makeup...I watched plenty of commercials about it, thinking how does that not go in your eyes/mouth..etc lol? but it does use less...I'm all about using less, and a lightweight feel.
Are NARS blushes overrated? Will the color 'Orgasm' show up on my skin tone which is medium/tan? Good for oily skin? Also someone told me that Elf's Candid Coral is a good alternative for NARS Orgasm because it cost less, anyone else agree or know anything about Elf's blushes? Sorry I'm just a little hesitant to buy NARS. But thank you to anyone that replies(:
Ok guys i honestly dont know what to do about my makeup. I previously posted a question about what makeup i should be wearing and the generous contributions helped, but something still looks a bit off. Ok so i will try to go in depth in my looks for all of you guys who actually know what ur doing and would be kind enough to help me. Ok so starting with the eyes. I have large,brown,prominent eyes with a lot of lid space. I personally think this makes me look tired all the time. Should i line both the top and bottom? can i use black eyeliner? can i make it look like my eyes are deeper set or dont have so much lid space? Next...skin. i guess i have alright skin. It's lightish mediumish. I get a little bit oily on my chin and nose, have slight redness by my nose, and get occasional small breakouts. Finally, lips. They usually have a pinkish tint and are a medium size. Also, i have brown hair and would like to keep my makeup natural to pretty natural looking.Thx a billion for any help i receive!!! You dont know how much just the littlest bit of assistance willn help me!!!! Thx sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!
I have purchased products from Fyrinnae. I LOVE their stuff!!! Vibrant, inexpensive and fun! I've also heard some of you talk about OCC. Any others? What are your favorite indie makeup companies and why?
What are your favorite tips and tricks for contouring and highlighting. The most prized secrets you've learned while teaching yourself this amazing technique that we all stride for. Everyday i try a different way until i reach ultimate contour and highlight bliss/perfection! Have you reached it yet!?
The survey once you complete it asks you if you want to enter the sweepstakes. I said yes, but then it asked all these private information like your address, phone number, and all that jazz. I'm just wondering if it's safe to enter? As in the info won't be sent out to the public, used to send spam mail and etc. I really want to enter but I'm just scared of what might happen.
I recently accumulated over 500 pts. Some offers look really nice, but it's a once in four year chance (due to the many 100 pts temptations), so I want to spend it wisely. What was the best 500 pts gift/perks you've seen or gotten? Edit: thanks for the weigh-in, ladies! I'm actually not that big of a fan of Philosophy since I only like their body emulsion and nothing else. The Laura Mercier one was VERY tempting but it became available after I purchased the TM. I've been meaning to try the Tarte lip stain and will be needing a finishing powder soon (can see the bottom of the pan, finally!) so I gave in and got the Tarte with my order. Let's hope it arrives without substitution. =) Seriously tho, I wish I can reply to my own post so I can reply to multiple people at same time. =/
So my friend is brand spanking new to the world of makeup. She's trying to get into it, but everything overwhelms her kinda easily. We took a trip so Sephora last night and that went....interestingly to say the least. But we got her color IQ'd, shes a 3Y06. She got the Urban Decay foundation in the 4 shade. We have some eyeshadows to play with, so now we're just looking for blush and eyeliner. She has a gel liner but that gets messy easily, so we're looking for a good liquid. Preferably something chubby opposed to thin. Blush wise we're both clueless. Any recommendations for both would be great!
Does anyone know if Sephora plans to release a Aurora or Belle Disney palette? I have already purchased my Ariel palette, which I am so happy they made, and I'm just dying to know what they plan to release in the future. Any info would be great; thanks!!!
Hey, guys! I'm starting to fall in love with Benefit... seems like every product I try smells great and does what it says. I got the boxed face powder in Georgia in a set with Heart Throb for Christmas and I fell in love! Since then, I've got a mini of That Gal face primer and I want more. So, I want to know, what are your favorite Benefit products? I'm not sure what I should work on purchasing next. What would you consider their 'breakthrough' products? Which one of their Liquid Highlighters would you recommend for extremely pale skin? Are their skincare products any good? If you can answer any of these questions it'd help me out a bunch! (: They seem to have so many different things, I'd just like to know whats really worth it- wish I could afford it all! xoxopeccavi
I am planning on hitting Rouge on November 7th with the 20% off event (by the way, what do you guys think about the GHD straightener?) so I have decided to finally splurge on a beauty item I have never given much thought, lip liner! The problem is, I have no idea where to start my search, what is your favorite red lip liner? Which brand would you recommend? Any suggestions would help me lots!
I noticed that Sephora quit selling Benefit She Laq , so I went to Benefit Cosmetic's website and noticed that they had it listed as "out of stock". I thought this strange so I called Benefit's Customer Service Line and the rep I spoke with confimed that She Laq has indeed been discontinued. I am so disappointed! She Laq was a great product and I can't believe it has been discontinued. Is anyone else sorry to see this product go? tenngal
I'm looking for a set of brushes that includes a powder, foundation, contour, and blush brush. I know that contour and blush brushes can compensate for each other, but I'd really like a set with two different brushes, one for contouring and one for applying blush. (For an added bonus, I'd love one that included some shadow brushes as well!) Any recommendations? If not, I'm in love with that rainbow holiday set, but it's lacking a blush brush, so if anyone could recommend a relatively cheaper blush brush that I could buy alongside it, that would be super helpful. Thanks!
Hey guys, we all know Halloween is in a few days.. but I need a little bit of help. This year i'm being a Native American Indian, and I wanted to pick up on any suggestions or ideas on some make-up looks. Anything will help! Thanks!
I have really light normal/dry skin. I like liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers. I don't need a ton of coverage, just enough to even out my skin tone. I currently use Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer in Shade 01, but I want to try something different. I'm 15, so I don't need anything too heavy. Thanks for any suggestions!
Hi! I have a "make-up-question". I have used the Laura Mercier mineral powder before, and i used the colour "tender rose" which was perfect for my skin. I am a little more tan now, and i wonder which colour you think would fit me best if I used to be a tender rose? I have to mention, I am not very tan, so is there a colour that is just a notch of a darker shade than the tender rose? Thank you very much!
I was just wondering what is the best way to clean my makeup brushes? For example if one day I used a dark shadow & the next day I want to use a light shadow with the same brush but don't want any of the shadow I used from the previous day. Even if I brush the brush on a paper towel or something it doesn't always come off & I find that out once it is already on my face. Plus I want to both take the makeup/shadow off the brush and really clean the brush as well. Thank You!
I am looking for a mascara that holds up during the day and is able to be washed off with facewash in the evening. I have purchased mascara previously that sticks to my lashes and refuses to be washed off. Currently, I am using Shiseido and recently noticed that it started giving me raccoon eyes by the end of my shift at work. Any suggestions?
Halloween is quickly approaching so it's time to start practicing special effects makeup to get it just right! This year I'm going as an Army Zombie (sexy, of course) and I have noooo idea where to start on my makeup! Does anyone out there have any product recommendations or tips and tricks they would like to share? Some main questions and concerns I have are: What colors should I use and where should I focus them? I'm worried that heavy and gunky special effects/theater makeup will make my skin breakout - is there a way to avoid this? What did you use to make your wounds? Any advice and information that anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated. -Vessna
I have numerous itmes from lots of brands, but for some reason I have never been able to get into Nars. I only have ever puchased one Nars product: Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Bellissima. I really love it and want to get more Nars products, so give me some recommendations. What is your favorite Nars product and why?
Hey guys Im currently looking for a new concealer, I just finshed stuido finish by Mac, which wasnt bad but still in a search for something better, I have really bad under eye cirlces & I HATE cakey concealers. Does anyone have any suggestions on good concealers? or concealer palettes? Thanks in advace