I'd love to know what you gals (or maybe guys) use or suggest as a primer. In addition to longevity I'm looking something with a smoothing effect for pores and baby wrinkles. I am finishing up my Stila color correcting primer which did nothing for my slight redness but it def gave staying power. I had been waiting for months for sephora to restock illamasqua hydra veil buttttt it seems like they won't be restocking it at all. And I don't want to pay the ridiculous taxes and shipping to have it sent from the UK. I was looking at the Clarins or too faced. Any suggestions??
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 25, and being a tomboy, I never wore makeup unless it was for an event and always had it done on me. In fact, I hate spending time on my face and avoid everything except for washing with a facial cleanser a couple of times a day. Having graduated college recently, I've come to realize that I need to start caring about how I look. I have no idea what primers, concealers, blush, gloss, liners, and shadows are, where they go, in what order, or what different brushes, sponges and pads are for. I'm a tanned Filipina with a history of acne and related scarring on my face. I have an oily face and really want to avoid breakouts, which have happened when makeup was put on my face in the past. I spent the day on this site and figured that my first step should be a concealer... so I just ordered the Benefit Concealaholic kit... which I am now worried about because i have darker skin. Since everything on here kept on telling me to prep, I also ordered the Benefit Primers kit because i read that some primers make people break out and figured that id have to do trial and error for this. Did I order the right things?! Please help! I wish they had a class for asocial geeks who have to try to grow up and dress like women!
I have the hardest problem finding makeup products that work with my skin, I am looking to cover up my post acne red marks and create a flawless base. My skin type is quite combination, dry in areas but will also get oily throughout the day. I am also very acne-prone so I try to avoid anything that may cause breakouts. What would you recommend?
Okayy so I wanted to know what the best waterproof mascara is. I need one that will hold up all day through swimming, humidity, and sweat. I prefer one on the cheaper side (15-20 dollars), but if you have a really excellent one that is fine too.
I am a high school engineering student and as my final senior project I am looking to solve a problem that many people have with makeup application. If you have a problem that a new product or innovation could solve, please comment! Any ideas are appreciated!
Hey girls and guys! I know it's January, but I planned a vacation a month ago and the excitement is eating me up! I'm going to the beach and I want to look nice, but not overdone. A natural, beach look! Please suggest any items to me that have worked well! I'm light skin tone (hopefully not after the trip, eek.) and I have rather dry skin with acne scarring that I want covered up! I also have green eyes and blonde hair (if that affects anything, I'm not sure.) Please help a girl out!
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 am looking for a blush! My skin has a few freckles I have light skin. On my cheeks I have a little redness but if I put on a pink or reddish blush my skin looks sun burnt! Thank you! Nothing glittery please Paraben free products are appreciated I like the look of dewy fresh skin
My little cousin is turning 13 this month, and she has just started getting into make-up. Just some eyeliner and powder foundation, not too much. I thought it would be lovely if I took her to Sephora to pick out her own products, of course with a $60 limit (i'm a college student, not made of money!). The only problem is, I have NO idea what products to guide her towards! She wants me to teach her how to use eyeshadow, so I need suggestions on what brands to use. I'm thinking Sephora brand, since she is just learning. But as for any other product types, like lip gloss/mascara/etc., any suggestions would be extremely helpful!
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!!!
I'm 13, and i usually buy drug store makeup. I got some money for my birthday that i want to spend, and i want to go to sephora. I want a cream shadow, a lip color, and maybe a blush or bronzer. But i need them to be cheap. Thanks!
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?
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.
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.