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!
My eye liner (liquid, gel and pencil) always comes off when I use my eye lash curler. To avoid that, I try not to curl too closely to my lid, but that what I do if I want to get close enough to get a beautiful curl. Does this happen to anyone else? Any advice? Thank you!
In my late 20's, I have finally come to the point in my life where I feel like I should be wearing makeup on a regular basis, but I have no idea what to start with. I am not looking to blow the budget but I am looking to experiment with some looks. About me: Blond hair, blue eyes, pink undertones in skin. Looking for a natural look that can cover up dark circles under my eyes. Maybe with a little smokey eye. I need something that can be done quickly. Can anyone help?
Hello everyone! I need some help finding a good concealer for my dark circles and minor pimples. I bought COVER FX concealer yesterday, I wanted to know has anyone tried it, how did it work? I like the Nars Creamy Concealer, but it finishes in no time with me. Are there any other concealers that are good, let me know Thank you for all your help
Hello Makeup Experts, How do I achieve perfect eyebrows everyday? My brows are sparse and I naturally have a wide space between them and have been told that I need to bring them in closer with the aid of makeup (eye shadow or pencil). Thanks and have a great weekend, TMS
Im looking for a good full coverage mineral foundation. I have really sensitive skin so I dont want a heavy cakey foundation. I've tried bareminerals bare skin foundation but I'm looking to try something new. I'm open to any brand
So my eyelashes are really thin, and i'd say they're short.Even using an eyelash curler they arent that amazing. The mascaras ive tried are Maybelline mega plush, Dior iconic overcurl ( everyone always suggests this and I liked it but it didnt make them as long as I hoped :-( ) . I liked the Dior one but i'm hoping to find something better that will make my eyelashes look thicker + longer. I dont know how some people get their eyelashes so long and thick looking lol. If you have any suggestions i'd love to hear .
I want to purchase a bronzer but the type I wanted was out of stock in stores. (Hoola Bronzer from benefits) but would that look ok on light skin with cooler undertones and if not what is a bronzer sutible for light skin and cool undertones to warm up my complexion?
I am going to be 13 in September and going into 7th grade, I am pale,have green eyes,and am a brunette, I also have combination skin and a ton of acne :-( My cheeks are also very red and I am very self conscious about it. I also dont have a very large budget either. Thanks in advance! ( I recently purchased the smashbox color correcting primer for redness as well as the clinique acne solutions concealer)
Hello! I am in a busy search for a foundation that doesn't break me out! I recently switched to high end foundations after using about four bottles of my Covergirl 3-in-1 foundation. It started to break me out (which it never did before) I have tried the Nars Sheer Glow foundation, and that made it worse! Do you have any foundations in Sephora that stay on, are for oily skin, and DONT BREAK YOU OUT? Thank you!!
I've been holding myself back from buying more new products, so that I can use up the ones I've already purchased. Which also means I've been saving for a bit of a shopping spree! So, I was wondering, which would products you guys recommend that you've been loving?
My skin is very sensitive! If I use products contain silica and talc , I am gonna have break out And it's not easy to find a silica free and talc free product m especially loose powder, any recommendation?
Hello all! As you can tell from the title I will be on my way to college very soon! This means I will pretty much be on my own money-wise (with only minimal help from parents). I want to be responsible with my money, but I also don't want to give up some of my favorite makeup brands (first world problems am I right?). This applies to skincare too! Some questions I have: When do I save and when do I splurge? How long do certain products last (meaning how long before I run out?)? How can I get the most out of my products (making them last as long as possible)? What's a healthy budget amount for makeup? Per year, per month? What are the bare minimum products I should use? One of my goals is to not be excessive with the amount of products I have! Just the basics!
Does anyone else have a separate dresser just to store their makeup? I bought a lingerie chest from Ikea thinking I was going to have extra space, but the whole thing is filled =( So embarrassing!!!!! All of the makeup has its use, and I went and threw out the things I dont use because clutter drives me insane. Someone tell me they do to ease my embarrassment haha.
Just thought I'd post this here, since I know a lot of people only buy cruelty free makeup. According to their facebook page: "To all our UDers: We have decided to sell Urban Decay products in China. Because of China’s policies, this has upset some of our loyal fans who are also animal rights activists. For complete information, please visit www.urbandecay.com/chin ainfo . We are listening to all of your feedback and questions, and will try to address every single one of you. We do want to address one FAQ: No, Urban Decay will not test on animals in China. However, the Chinese government may conduct a test using our products before they can be sold there. We absolutely realize that for many of you, it makes no difference who is doing the testing. But, animal rights are still very much important to Urban Decay, and our decision was a thoughtful one. Changes are already happening in China, and we will give our all to help advocate alternative methods." http://www.urbandecay.com/Urban-Decay-China/Urban- Decay-in-China,default,pg.html
One night, while I was very sleepy, I read a product description that stated it really helped fill in fine under eye wrinkles. I think it was a primer and chances are it helped with pores as well. I definitely remember the directions said you had to warm it in your palm before you applied it and I can even remember reading in the reviews how important it was to not skip that step. But I can't remember what it was! Does this sound familiar to anyone...please?
I use smashbox BB cream, NARS cream compact foundation (lightly not all over) and the Naked Flushed bronzing trio with their winged brush. However when i apply the bronzer it totally makes my skin look so blotchy. Before bronzer my skin tone is even and natural and then with the bronzer it turns out blotchy and when i try to correct the blotchyness it just comes out too dark and cakey. PLEASE HELP!!! Any advice or good products that will stop this from happening? Looking for a really natural look that wont make my skin breakout -- also have been having more breakouts then usual and wondering if its the smashbox bb cream?
As much as I love to tan with the help of some sunscreen and beach rays in the spring I just don't have the time. I have used two different kinds: L'Oreal Subliminal Tan 360 Spray (which broke me out into a rash) and Clinique's Self Tanner (which I'm not a huge fan of but am trying to use up) So here are my two questions. First, what's the best self tanner out there that is easy to use and doesn't streak. My second question is I know you apply self tanner to the face, chest, arms, legs, and torso but how do you apply the lotion to your back? Do people simply not put in on their backs? Thanks for all of the input!
I am having the hardest time figuring out my eyeshape. I think I have average/almond but my eyebrow bone is kind of prominent so i don't know if that makes my eyes appear more hooded. When i look at my eyes i can see my eyelid evenly. I also feel like I cant apply a brow bone highlight because my eye brows are too high. Please help! I have attached some pictures. Please let me know if they are too small
Hi! I am currently obsessed with this makeup look! what products do you guys think I should use? for reference I am a little lighter skin tone than Jessie, a mac nc25ish, mufe hd 120, tarte light medium sand, laura mercier silk crème medium ivory. I love the nude/pink lip and the eyes and bronzed skin.