It might sound dumb but I am tired of going online daily and seeing URBAN DECAY, MAC, ELF, and even the word "SALE" in my emails. I want to check out some indie makeup brands that most people do not know of, but sadly when I look online all I see is Colourpop, Dose of Colors, or Limecrime. Between you me and the four walls I do not refer to them as indie brands anymore since they're so popular and almost every beauty lover knows of the two brands. Kinda looking for hidden gems! If you'd like list the specific product too! Wasn't sure were to post this btw!
I'm looking for a Powder Foundation for Highlighting. Not those glowy product, but a tinted setting powder instead. I'm now using the MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundatin color 120 soft sand, and I'm thinking to get the MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in a lighter color for highlighting. Does anyone know which shade I should use? Or is there any other tinted powder foundation will be good for highliting and in what shade?
I typically where MAC STUDIO FIX POWDER PLUS FOUNDATION in C3/C4/N5. Which shade would best match my complexion in Marc Jacobs remarkable foundation? My skin tone is olive/neutral. However, my face is much lighter than the rest of my body and I am easily able to pull off the C4 mac powder, but I could never get away with using their liquid foundation in C4. Below is a picture of my complexion. No filters or retouching. No flash either.
i noticed that there were little white bumps on some of my lipsticks and have no idea if it's just old or its oxidation from a chemical reaction due to weather change. I'm afraid to use my lipsticks because I don't know what it is. I didn't know if it's mold growing on it, but it looks unpleasant. I even compared my oldest lipstick (about 2 years old but still barely used) and it doesn't have anything. It looks new. Then the ones that have the little bumps were just bought less than a year. I don't know what to do. HELP!
I was wondering if there are brands of makeup and skincare that belong to well-known companies? For example, I just found out that Origins is by Estee Lauder...no wonder they are both of my favorite brands. And I know about L'oreal being L'ancome. So do you know any others like that?
I'm really interested in this palette but haven't heard anything about Ciate shadows and I can't find any swatches of this palette online. Does anybody own it? Or own another Ciate palette and can tell me if they're worth it?
Hello! So I am considering buying an Ambient Lighting Powder because I have always heard such great things! The only problem is I don't know where to begin! Does anyone have a favorite to recommend? Or one that the use on a daily basis? I have a light complexion with pink undertones and I'm lost when it comes to these powders! Any help would be much appreciated!
I recently ordered the Becca The One Perfecting Brush. When I received it, some of the bristles were bent (I think it's from the flap of the box...it might have gotten wedged between the bristles in transit). Or is this the way the brush is supposed to look like? I haven't used it yet and am considering bringing into a store to exchange. Thoughts? UPDATE: realized I added this as a question, so I can't reply to myself (oops...first time starting a thread on BT), but thank you for all the replies. I am definitely going to go in store so I can compare to the brush on display and probably also exchange for a new one. Thank you everyone for your answers! They definitely helped me feel like an exchange is the right route here.
Has anyone ordered from Morphe's website? If so, I wanna know how your experience went I recently ordered the Vegan brush set 3 days ago and I have not been given my tracking number. I know the orders take 2-7 days to process, but I just wanna know how long your orders took and how your overall experience was
I am going to my sisters weeding, the ceremony starts at 5pm in a garden. I am wearing a navy dress with silver accents, and I dont konw how to do my makeup.
I have brown eyes and a medium to olive skin tone.
I am only 25 but I have super wrinkly eyelids and have never been able to do a winged liner. My question is, is it possible to get a nice sleek cat eye/winged liner look when you have a lot of wrinkles? Anyone able to do it? If so, with what. I have tried pencil liner, liquid liner, and gel liner and all of them look bumpy especially when I try to wing it out (but it even happens on my eyelid). I have been thinking about trying the Dior velvet eyes, but they do seem rather expensive. Thanks!
School is starting soon and I really want to look different and feel much better bout myself and feel pretty like any girl so I wanted to jump into the makeup world I am looking for products that are natural enhance my face (since its school) and compliments my skin tone INFO: I am deeper complextion with netural undertones my color iq is 1r14 I am not a huge fan of eyeshadows if anything neutral colours my skin is pretty much clear( I don't have any acne) I do suffer with discolouration I get super shiny on my nose my inner eyelids and under my eyes and I hate it but my skin is dry if I don't use a heavy moisturizer I love lipstick but its hard to find the right one without the colour being bright I want my complexion to glow (not really dewy finish) I don't want have dark dull looking skin I love blushes or bronzers but struggle to find the right one or something natural Please help me I really would appreciate it
I know Sephora offers a wonderful exchange/return policy... but I feel bad returning my items. I feel like I return my items about 50% of the time because honestly, after the first use I can tell I already don't like it. I don't want to get on their list (of bad customers) for returning too many items, I'm honestly not trying to rip them off.
Hello, I've been using Dr.Brandt's "BB Matte with Signature Shinerase" in medium-dark, along with their "Pores No More" primer, and really liked the result. As of recently, Sephora isn't carrying the former online (I don't know if it's available in-store). Does anyone have any suggestions for a replacement? (Smashbox has already been suggested - other suggestions are greatly appreciated!). Thank you kindly, Shãna
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!
-concealer as an eyeshadow primer -spray perfume in your hairbrush to make your hair smell good -vaseline as a lip gloss -use a teabag, rip off a piece. put it over a broken nail, paint over with clear nailpolish and hardener. paint over with regular nailpolish color to repair a broken nail , rather than cutting off the entire piece ahh i have more but i can't recall
Hi all, We've seen the lists of recommended expiry times of different types of makeup. They honestly seem way too soon unless you're wearing the same face every day. Given the fairly large makeup collections a lot of us own, do you think that advice doesn't really apply as products would get used (and exposed to air/bacteria) maybe once a week or so? I currently have in my collection some lipsticks/liners, eyeshadows/liners and blushes that are 4-5 years old. I also tend to keep mascaras *much* longer than 3 months as I keep a few in use at a time for different looks... How long do you personally keep things if they're still good, and have they ever caused any infections or other problems? ------------ Thanks, I feel a bit more confident about my old makeup now haha. Will also try to ditch the mascaras sooner. Most of them basically last forever though. I kind of doubt anyone's actually finished one. They either dry out, go bad, or you worry about how long you've had it. They should just halve the amount of product and sell it cheaper.