So some days I want very little makeup on. id like to give my face a break and let it breath. I notice some days my skin seems really pink on my cheeks and nose. I'm not sure if it's because I use my Mia 2 a little to much (those areas are sensitive) or because my face is tired of makeup hahaa. I use my Mia 1min =20sec 30sec in the morning and at night. so to the point. I want little make up so I want to skip on the foundation. However I have a little redness on my cheeks next to my nose and on my nose and around it. would a good skin tone light concealer be good for those areas and then a powder on top? whats your little makeup look? And days you skip Out on makeup? im trying to improve my skin and reduce redness. I've been drinking as much water as I can I tend to forget about hydration when I'm busy.
I have been using Clarisonic Mia First for three weeks now and my face is full of cystic, pus-filled pimples and blackheads and whiteheads too! I don't go out of the house anymore because of this. I stayed home while my family was somewhere celebrating Thanksgiving because I am so ashamed of my face! I am 27yo and this is by far the worst breakout I ever had! I tried everything and switched to just honey and cinnamon as facial mask am/pm. But for removing makeup I use Chanel Cleansing Milk and the Exfoliating mousse to wash the excess makeup with my Clarisonic. I am just so ashamed and insecure I hide from every one I know even when I'm in the house and I would cry every night because of this. What can you suggest?..... Thank you..
I have a very sensitive skin and slightly oily.. Please help me by suggesting face wash, toner, moisturizer for day and night and night cream.. Products that are not too expensive would be extra nice.. Thank you!
Hi ladies! I'm currently looking to try a facial oil since I've heard so many great reviews about it. I have extremely oily (sometimes combo?), acne-prone skin, and I've been using oil-free skin care products all my life. I've tried so many moisturizers, but I'm not fully satisfied because my face would get oily 1-2 hours after applying them. After doing some research, I narrowed down to 2 products: Josie maran argan oil and the Tarte Maracuja oil. Which one is better in term of hydration, fast absorption, control oil? I'd greatly appreciate your input/ help! Thanks!
I am over 40 and my sensitive skin has JUST settled down enough that I am ready to try something more than a tinted BB cream and blush. Any recommendations for hydrating, but oil free foundation and concealer? How can I get good coverage using these products that looks light and fresh and not cakey?
I'm just wondering if people had tried Michael Todd organics products I've been into organic/natural brands/products but recently came across Michael Todd. Someone on youtube mentioned that they sponsor alot of videos on youtube, so I wasn't 100% if they do actually work. I read some reviews on makeup alley, but alot of the reviews on there are sometimes just negative.. so I wanted to ask people who are more objective
I've been having some skin issues. Blemishes, bumbs, and dry patches on my face, and it gets severe in the wintertime. I figured since my birthday is in 2 days, but I'm not sure if I should buy it. Is it worth it?
Hi ladies, Trying to decide how to use my $20 off -- was thinking I'd like an intensive moisturizer or moisture mask for overnight, for a few dry patches on my face and for my hands. It can be FOR face, I just like to use it on backs of my hands too -- so it should be uber moisturising or thick if possible. Also needs to be low or no fragrance because I'm really sensitive. Suggestions?
I have been using Soap and Glory Face Soap and Clarity for some time now, but it apparently is not going to be sold by Sephora anymore and there appears to be no where else to buy it. I really liked it because it cleared any acne scars and red marks I had on my face. Does anyone know of a similar product that you have tired and like? Thanks
I have been using Cetaphil cleanser for over a month with no problem, however, now when I put it on my skin, it starts to burn. So I am thinking about switching to something more simpler. I was looking at the Koh De Gen cleansing water, or any suggestions you guys have!
Hey there beauties! I've been researching When masks and can't decide/tell what is the main differences between them & which I should try. Of the four sold on Sephora's website (The Last Choice, Travelmate, 10:00pm, Makeup Base) I was initially drawn to Travelmate because it sounds so moisturizing, convenient for travel & great for winter months….but when I read the descriptions of the other options they all sound fairly similar. Anyone have experience with these masks & have any recommendations? Thanks!!
The roller coaster weather in NYC has destroyed my face! It feels dry and flaky. It's like a lumberjack's hands. I think I might have over-exfoliated (Goldfaden MD Doctor's Scrub), but when I do that, my skin isn't raw, the pores get irritated and puff up. I usually have normal skin. I am scared of over-moisturizing as I get milia. I've been using Boscia clarifying cleanser and Body Shop Vitamin E moisturizer for the last few days, but it's not helping. Any advice on what to use? Harsh or gentle exfoliator? Should I do a coconut oil mask?
I'd like to put my toner or treatment liquid into a spray bottle -- I love the ease of application and that I don't get it on my hands/fingers if I spray (I have eczema and my hands are really sensitive). I haven't found one I love that COMES in a bottle (though I have had some that do), so I 'd like to just put my favorites into a sprayer. I just ordered a Sephora atomizer to see if it might work. http://www.sephora.com/silver-universal-atomizer-P 303342?skuId=1377308 THe problem I've had in the past trying to use a travel spray bottle, or refill an old bottle is that many the pump seems to stop working immediately when I put in a new product. Maybe some products just don't work with a spray bottle even though they are just clear liquids, not oily, etc? What do you think? Any recommendations, any info on why this would or wouldn't work, or success stories!?
I don't know anything about this stuff. I've never worn a primer before and have yet to find a good moisturizer. I was hoping someone could recommend me some products that would make all 3 of those items go well together (as in their ingredients not cancelling each other out, causing break outs if mixed, as well as not making it look or feel excessive). If a primer that doubles as a moisturizer exists, then that would probably be ideal since my skin might be too oily to require both? But I want my foundation to look better and my skin does get flaky in places if not moisturized. I currently use: cleanser, exfoliation, toner;;; moisturizer, straight to foundation, and then powder if I'm oily/feel myself getting oily Things you might need to know: Skin Type: combination-oily? -Shine on forehead, nose, sometimes chin -Flaky on the bottom of the cheeks near the mouth, sometimes nose, sometimes forehead (even though those places are also oily) Acne?: -blackheads (nose, a little between brow, a little on chin) -- don't know why -seldom get cysts (chin) but that's usually hormonal -prone to getting closed whiteheads (forehead, a little on chin) -- so the product can't be pore clogging please D: Goal/look I desperately want: -hide oily skin -keep shine away -not needing to touch up on face powder/blot oil constantly -fill/hide pores that foundation fails to do -I want a matified/airbrushed look to last for as long as possible thanks to the product I'm wearing (I heard some of them can somehow absorb the oil throughout the day?) The foundation I use is: Clinique pore refining solutions. -Not looking to change this product. -Works great but I want it to improve. -(flakyness shows, -**oilyness doesn't stay hidden**, -redness from scarring shows, -pores get hidden on the nose but **don't get filled/hidden as well on forehead**) **=thing I want solved the most The moisturizer I use is: Clinque dramatically different moisturizing gel for combination skin. -It leaves my skin oily and doesn't seem to absorb well. -Flaky parts take forever to recover. -(I use only half a pump since the full pump is too much.) I'm totally lost. Too many products here and I don't know anything! Please help, thank you. These are the ones that caught my interest but idk if they mesh well or do what I want it to do (absorb oil throughout day, refine/hide pores with my foundation) PRIMER: -SMASHBOX photo finish foundation primer -isn't vs oily skin specific MOISTURIZER: -SHISEIDO pureness matifying moisturizer oil-free -BOSCIA revitalizing hydration gel -isn't vs oil i think
Hi everyone, I'm hoping to get some help with my oily skin! I have very oily skin and big pores and my skin gets sooo oily by noon time! I want to try the boscia black line, but I wanted to hear from some people about what products they use first! So this is what I do now: I wash my face in the shower with a neutrogena exfoliater (right now its a apricot scrub, but I was just using one for pore refining). I use clinique pore minimuzing serum (just started using this a couple weeks ago). I also use a clinique moisturizer (dramatically different gel in summer and moisture surge extended in winter/right now). Then I use smashbox primer light and bare minerals matte makeup (foundation, warmth, blush, mineral veil). When I have time in the afternoon I will use some oil blotting sheets and some touch up mineral veil. At night I wash my face with a toner because if I was my face with an exfoliater twice in one day, it gets super dry. I then put on the pore minimizing serum again and then a topical gel prescription from my doctor for acne. Please let me know if I should be doing anything differently! I have combination skin. I tend to be really dry around my nose and mouth when I get out of the shower. Maybe I need to try a different moisturizer, but I've tried so many and they just aren't strong enough. I need your help and I need to try something new because my face gets so oily and shiny and it emphasizes my pores and melts off my makeup! Thank you!!
I'm 23 and want to start taking better care of my skin! I am obsessed with makeup but honestly I know very little about skin care. My skincare routine is pretty haphazard as it is. This week I bought a Boots kit from Target (came with a cleanser, exfoliator & serum). After only a few days I have been seeing improvement, but considering how little I was doing before, I'm sure anything would be better. I also have been using a Clinique Redness Solutions Moisturizer, and a Clinique eye cream. The moisturizer is ok but doesn't really do much for my redness, and the cream is fine but I think geared more toward wrinkles whereas I am looking for something for my heinous genetic dark circles. I have combo skin. It can get a little dry around my nose but can easily become oily if I use a moisturizer that is too thick. I get the occasional pimple but my main concern is evening out my skin tone. I am a super pale lady and have pink/red undertones. I was just wondering what products/lines everyone has had success with? Both Sephora & drugstore recommendations welcome. I also know there are a TON of skincare products out there, and which ones you think are a necessity? Thanks!!
Hey everyone! just wanted to see who has tried this new craze of Oil Pulling with Coconut oil and swishing it in your mouth for 20 mins every morning! Well today i did! I jumped on this band wagon and threw a tablespoon of coconut oil in my mouth and swished it around for 20 mins…. First thoughts: I had to chew the oil to liquify it. gross. but once you get used to it its not bad at all. After the 20 mins were up i spit it out in the trash can and RAN to the bathroom to see how my teeth looked! Honestly no difference they just looked clean and shiny. But my breath! oh my no morning breath a fresh clean scent and this is al before brushing my teeth with toothpaste! So excited to see the results in a month! What is your experience?! Edit: Its also said to have benefits with acne and improving it!
My mother is about to hit 50. She looks great for her age, but I'm starting to notice she has very bad bags and deep wrinkles under her eyes. Can someone tell me anything they have used that actually works a can reduce wrinkles for older women ? Also what she can use to help firm her skin?
I've been looking for a good eyecream for a while, but can't seem to settle on one.. I'm looking for something effective, free of alcohol and parabens (if some companies actually put parabens in eyecreams), and "nicely priced" (not something that cost $100 or above..) I noticed that I started having fine lines under my eyes.. and I'm only 22.. which has become a bit of a concern for me.. I've used PTR laser free (which has alcohol in them), and a few organic ones that doesn't seem to do anything.. It doesn't have to be from Sephora.. could someone give me some suggestions?
So my boyfriend has acne that occasionally flares up and he hates it, he just doesn't know what to do about it. Sometimes his skin is perfectly clear, Then other times it's bad We were using african black soap to keep it at bay but his mom bought him a new kind and it hasn't been working that well. I'm going to pick some up of the kind that does work, but we're still looking for other things to help with the redness and everything else. He works out a lot and as a result, sweats a lot (more then most people but he's perfectly healthy). He washes his face daily and extra hard after jiu jitsu so he's a bit stumped on what else to do. I'm thinking his pores may be clogged but that's something I have no idea how to fix or what a good remedy would be. So any product suggestions would be well appreciated!
I have super oily skin and I've tried the Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation and it looked terrible a couple hours after wear, as well as the Smashbox Liquid Halo. I feel like there is nothing out there that actually works. I was just wondering what you ladies use to control oil throughout the day? I heard the Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer was good at keeping your makeup put all day long, but I've never tried it. Can anyone tell me if thats true? Also what is the best foundation and concealer for oily skin to keep makeup stay put all day? Oh one more thing has anyone with oily skin tried the Josie Maran Argan Oil Light? Thank you so much for the help!
After spending excessive time on my make up and hair this morning ( just for fun!) my husband brought home some bad news...which sent me into a terrible fit of excessive tears...and when I looked in the mirror a while later...I noticed not a smidgen of my eye make up had moved. Yay for tear proof UD, Smashbox and too faced! (And don't worry... I think everything will be okay after all!)
Is REN Hydra-Calm Cleansing Milk permanently gone? I just got turned on to this great product that was in my blitz bag. I have it in my cart and it said it was out of stock. When I clicked on it, there is no product at all and looks like Sephora will no longer carry it. Is this true or will it come back?
Hi everyone, I feel like I have tried so many products so now I want to get your opinion! First, I'm 26 with oily skin. My biggest concern are wrinkles. I'm starting to get the fine lines around the mouth. I don't use retinal because I think my skin is too sensitive for it. I've seen a lot of recommendations for OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster but I didn't see much of an effect on me. My other major concern is clear skin. Lately, I've been noticing I have small bumps all over my face - I'm sure my day/night moisturizer has something to do with this so I think if I get a good moisturizer, this will go away. I have tried different lines from Shiseido, Amore Pacific, Ole Henriksen, Korres and Murad. My current line that I'm trying is Origins. I like to keep my regime minimal so ideally I could get a night cream with anti-aging effects instead of using a serum + moisturizer. I'm mainly looking for a night moisturizer but I am very open to other recommendations for day creams and cleansers. Thank you!!