Could anyone help me locate a good, reasonably priced dupe for Clinique's Up-Lighting Liquid Illuminator in the shade Bronze? My mom uses it, but it's been discontinued recently and she's trying to find a replacement for it. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks!
Love recommendations on what you're loving right now from Ulta (even if it doesn't fit my criteria below, always fun to hear what you're loving!)... What I'm looking for: *BEST SELF TANNER SOLD AT ULTA? I like a dark self tan that is NOT orange of course, not heavily scented (if the DHA chemical smell is there or it smells like coconut those are OK, I just don't want heavily perfumed/floral). Dries quickly and non streaking are my other criteria. I am also looking for powder facial color cosmetic type products (blush, hl, etc.), or eye products (shadow, mascara). I love eye crayons/sticks for summer, although I guess at some point I will be saturated lol. I've been eyeing the new Urban Decay highlighters!... I can't use cream or liquid products (like foundation, cream blush) because of skin sensitivities, and I have my Bare Minerals HG foundation . I also can't use much if any skincare right now because I'm on a derm regimine for adult hormonal acne (ugh!). I can choose my own cleanser, although right now my Glytone is treating me pretty well - open to cleanser suggestions. Acne (hormonal) prone skin at the moment, otherwise 'normal' to slightly oily, and sensitive to perfumes/scents. I need moisturizer but it has to be glycerine and silicone (dimeth and other types) free, so I've been getting that at Lush! On my wish list is one skin item, Koh Gen Do wipes for pre/post yoga but unfortunately not sold at Ulta darnit! Most other wipes - Purity, Bare Minerals super irritate my skin even the ones for sensitive skin, but if other peeps have good Ulta sensitive skin wipe recs (Murad or the Ulta Micellar water ones?) I'd take those! THANKS FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS! Here are the possibilities on my list so far: - Possibly self tanner, although I was going to try Tancueticals which I don't think is sold at Ulta. - Possibly one or more of the new UD higlighters - Larger foam hair rollers for summer - UD Moondust shadows - Wipes or Micellar Wipes (ulta, simple) - Have to go swatch the new ABH shadows you all recommended!
Just wanted to take this opportunity to give a little organic love and shout out @WanderBeauty . My Exquisite Eye Liquid Eyeshadow in the shade Mocha arrived yesterday in the mail, adorably wrapped in black and white striped tissue paper, even. Of course I'm much too impatient to have thought to take a picture, but thankfully my quick-thinking boyfriend thought to document the process: Okay, that may or may not be me... but I believe everyone who participated in the "Name Our Shades" thread a while back will be receiving something (fingers crossed for you, Canada). So I'm sure someone who is significantly more composed upon receiving new toys in the mail can document. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but really looking forward to giving it a test drive! So thank you again to @WanderBeauty for including us BTers in your naming process and spreading the love!
Does anyone know a similar site? Reviews made by experts and with more brands? I feel that Paula's choice is not updated and there so many brands that are missing... Any ideas? I do love Paula's choice reviews, more o less they give you a professional overview of the product, and so much info about ingredients. Help! Have a great day everyone! XX
I have a $50.00 Gift Card (Canadian) and want to try to get a couple of things out of it. I am going to be asking a friend who is dropping in the City this weekend and I will be giving her an extra $20.00 so let's say $70.00 in total I have. The Sephora in the City which is like 2-3 hours away from me doesn't usually carry a lot of the stuff I want. Which is why I have to always create a list. I created a list of some stuff I want to get that I have been wanting to try in forever basically. But wondering if there is anything else worth spending money on... This is what I have so far: 1. ABH Brow Wiz 2. ABH Brow Gel 3. ABH Brush #20 (this is a maybe) 4. MUFE Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Matte Pastel Blue 5. NARS Radiant Concealer Any other suggestions?
I have a MUFE Aqua XL eyeliner and whenever I try to sharpen it, the tip breaks off in the sharpener. 1) It's a new sharpener, so the blade isn't dull. 2) I've tried putting it in the freezer before sharpening and that didn't help. Does any one have ideas on how to prevent it from breaking off? Thanks!
I have been checking since the beginning of May to pick up a kit online...Skin cancer runs in our family and I like to buy the kit for loved ones and let them have the products and I am making a contribution to more research on cancer... Very disappointed...Got an email this morning from Sephora advertising their mobile apps linked to the Sun Safety Kit...I have the app...and have Sephora bookmarked on my devices...Just wish they would give everyone a "heads up" about release dates. I just had to get this off my chest...Sephora...I am very disappointed with this rollout this year. Huge fan of your products but things seem to be too limited for your many thousands of customers. PS...By the way...a LOT of your customers are online shoppers...We don't have a local Sephora that is easy to visit...This is the most effective way to reach many customers and to keep them.
I know that Sephora does not carry Real Techniques, but I was wondering if any one who has been purchasing them since they cam out have noticed a difference in the product? I just went yesterday to purchase a new one because my old on was quite beat up. I just used my new one today, and I must say I was very disappointed. The old one blew up a lot bigger when you wet it under the sink and was very bouncy and picked up the perfect amount of product, but the new one i bought barley grows any bigger when wetted and when I went to start blending my foundation a lot of the product just stuck to it and it was not nearly as bouncy as the old one. Has any on else had this issue or noticed this?
Hi, I looked through the forums but didn't see anything on self tanners. I'm pretty pale and every single self tanner I've tried has left my legs and arms streaky and orange or even sparkly. I've read and tried all the best practices like exfoliating etc and nothing seems to work. I've purchased cheaper drugstore stuff like jergens and more $50 bottles of highly rated tanner, same results across the board. I'm looking for either a gradual tanner lotion that I can put on daily and the color will build, but also looking for options for just leg makeup that I can put on when I wear dresses or shorts that can wash off later. Products I've tried: fake bake, jergens, perfeckt,tantalizer, sally hansen, infomercial air brush tanner. Thanks,
Hi! I have incredibly fair skin and have been on the hunt for a foundation that does not cause flashback. Even the foundations that people say do not cause flashback, cause flashback on me. I don't know if it is because of my fair skin or something else but I am trying to find a fix to the problem. What foundations/powder foundations do you use that do not cause flashback? Any advice or great foundations you have heard do not cause flashback? Thanks!
I have a $50 gift card. And was wondering what you all would highly recommend I try out? I don’t want the total to be over $50 so it has to be within that much including taxes/shipping. I plan on doing it through US Checkout once it is fixed because my gift card is Canadian. It still won't allow me to checkout through US without it reverting back to Canada all the time. I was going to go with the UD Correcting Concealer in Peach and the ABH Brow Wiz. What are your highly recommend, best products worth trying within a $50 gift card?
I'm starting a thread specifically for PLAY! subscribers that want to find more of the products they love and have a place to give away the products they don't! I think since they are samples, we really can't "sell" the products to each other. But I think asking for shipping and "handling" may be appropriate. But please let's keep things realistic (i.e $1-2 handling fees, NOT $10). Rules: 1. Paypal only. Do no gift unless you know the person. 2. Honesty. Send what you say you're going to send. 3. State clearly what you're sending/trading for. If it's half gone, say so. 4. Communicate. 5. Be fair.
I wanted to create a poll for fun and see which is more popular among women. My preferences are rosy, pink nude with little shine, I guess moisturizing can fit in here too.And for those that wear minimal makeup like me or for those that are looking for everyday wear and want to explore more options. As for me, it is seriously hard to find the perfect lip gloss even though I compare every single one to my inner lip color.
I recently purchased the bareMinerals bareSkin® Sheer Sun™ Serum Bronzer online, when I got to use it, it was not as faltering on me as I hoped it would have been. I thought it was because i rushed my makeup that day, but as the following day came I noticed there wasn't much of a difference. is there anyway i can return/exchange the product for something else at sephora I know i used it twice but I'm just wondering if its possible? also I don't have the packing slip for it, and don't own a printer so how would i go about that if i take it to a sephora location?
Okay, I can't help it!! So my friend is really intrigued by this product. She lives in the Philippines and I buy stuff for her from here when it's not available there. Now there are some people selling this "Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation" - and I'm kinda baffled because I have never heard of this! They claim that it's not yet released and kind of prototype thing... but I'm so not believing that. I think it's fake... but your thoughts? Ever encountered this? ADD : And they said this is from Canada?
Hopefully I am not stepping on any toes with the No-buy thread or P10P of the past- but I know I require inspiration to use up long neglected products and have never actively sought to finish something up. It can be thrilling! It's almost as good as buying new product, right?* Feel free to join me in forcibly integrating products I should probably just throw away into my routine in an effort to finish them off. Pick 5 products (doesn't need to be full size, baby steps) and begin! My 5 Pan Challenge: 1. Chanel Rouge Gabrielle 2. Benefit 'That Gal' highlighter 3. Glossier face mist 4. MAC eyeshadow quad from circa 1912 5. Dr. Jart Cermadin day tint deluxe sample (*Wrong)
After using the mask, I know it draws impurities from the skin, therefore, would it make sense to use an exfoliating peel the day after applying the mask just to get rid of those that have risen to the surface? Or do you think it would be too much for the skin in a 2 day time span?
Hi everyone, I received a sample of the ABH concealer from Sephora and the ingredient list on the back includes p ropylparaben. However, when I go to the check it out on the Sephora website, it is listed as paraben-free. Moreso, the ingredient list on the website is completely different from the one on the back of the package. Has it been reformulated? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you guys!
I recently fell in love with Biotherm, and thought I'd share the love with BT! What do you love? What could be better? What's next on your shopping list? My most recent Biotherm haul (L to R): the Purefect Skin 2 in 1 Pore Mask, Biosource Daily Exfoliating Gelee, Spray Solaire Clear Body Spary SPF45, Aquasource Dry Skin cream.