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100 Shades of Eyeshadow Challenge
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Reply: Thanks so much. I am surprised at this one came out so well!
Thanks so much. I am surprised at this one came out so well!
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Help, Hydrating eye cream needed-41yrsold
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Reply: Hi @shimmerjaye ! I'm 49 with very dry undereye skin. Here's how I combat dryness: Humectant layer - I use a hydrating serum on m ...read more
Hi @shimmerjaye ! I'm 49 with very dry undereye skin. Here's how I combat dryness: Humectant layer - I use a hydrating serum on my whole face and bring it up onto my undereyes. My skin's favorite humectants are hyaluronic acid (especially sodium hyaluronate), PCA (especially sodium PCA), and polyglutamic acid. In the morning, I often use The Ordinary "Buffet" 1 oz/ 30 mL which contains the first 2 of those humectants. Each night, I use It's Skin Power 10 Li Effector which contains the 3rd humectant. Whichever serum I use, I apply it to damp skin and let it sit for 1-2 minutes to sink into my skin. Hydrate - Tap a little more water on skin (or use a hydrating mist) immediately before applying any moisturizer. This gives moisturizer some hydration to seal into the skin. I do this to my entire face. First moisturizing layer - Apply my usual moisturizer to my whole face, including my undereyes. What's your current full face moisturizer—and does it work well for the rest of your face? Second moisturizing layer - If I need this step (sometimes I don't), I normally use a petrolatum-based balm: either Aquaphor Ointment or CeraVe Healing Ointment, applied as a thin layer to my undereyes. Plain ol' Vaseline or another brand of petroleum jelly would also work. Nothing prevents moisture loss better than petrolatum, and it won't clog pores. Sometimes I use a facial oil instead of a petrolatum product, usually in hot weather (though petrolatum can certainly be used year round). Any 100% squalane oil works well as a moisturizing layer; you could try The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane 1 oz/ 30 mL , The INKEY List Squalane Oil 1 oz/ 30 mL , or the pricier Biossance 100% Sugarcane Squalane Oil . Marula oil is also a good choice. But my personal faves are oil blends: e.l.f. Nourishing Facial Oil (a wonderful blend that contains no perfuming essential oils) and Herbivore Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil 1 oz/ 30 mL (also helps my skin's inflammation issues) . Since Herbivore reformulated Herbivore Emerald Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil 1 oz/ 30 mL , that's another option to consider. Sun protection (AM only) - Always apply sunscreen all the way up to my bottom lash line. You do currently use a sunscreen, right? Minimum SPF of 30? Applied each day your skin's exposed to sunlight whether outside, sitting indoors by a window, driving/riding in a car, etc.? Regardless of the weather or season? 🙂 For fine lines, well... you'll always have some visible lines thanks to your facial expressions, and that's okay! But if you want to reduce them beyond what good moisturization (plumping up the skin a bit) can do, consider a low-strength retinol product for your undereyes. SpoilerDr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum 0.5 oz/ 15 mL is a good candidate: DDG won't disclose the % of retinol but, having used it before, I assume it's very low. I've used retinoids for about 2 years, so my skin's built up enough tolerance that I can use The INKEY List Retinol Anti-Aging Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL under my eyes (I currently use a stronger retinoid—0.1% retinaldehyde—on the rest of my face). I've never tried The INKEY List Retinol Eye Cream 0.5 oz/ 15 mL but that's another one to consider. If you decide to try any retinoid product under your eyes, don't bring it all the way up to your lower lash line. If you're new to retinoids, apply just 1 or 2 times a week at first to see how your skin tolerates it, and gradually increase frequency. You can even apply it after your first moisturizing layer to buffer side effects (any drying or irritation), though I had none of those issues with the DDG serum and always applied it under moisturizers. is a good candidate: DDG won't disclose the % of retinol but, having used it before, I assume it's very low. I've used retinoids for about 2 years, so my skin's built up enough tolerance that I can use under my eyes (I currently use a stronger retinoid—0.1% retinaldehyde—on the rest of my face). I've never tried but that's another one to consider. If you decide to try any retinoid product under your eyes, don't bring it all the way up to your lower lash line. If you're new to retinoids, apply just 1 or 2 times a week at first to see how your skin tolerates it, and gradually increase frequency. You can even apply it after your first moisturizing layer to buffer side effects (any drying or irritation), though I had none of those issues with the DDG serum and always applied it under moisturizers. You can also try The Ordinary Buffet or The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10% 1 oz/ 30 mL : they both contain acetyl hexapeptide-8, a peptide that can reduce facial muscle contractions a bit which helps reduce the appearance of lines. But neither this peptide nor retinoids work nearly as well as injectable solutions (like Botox or dermal fillers), and for that option you'll need to see a dermatologist. It'll be pricey and you'll need it redone every 4-6 months. But there's nothing wrong with going that route if it's what you wanna do.
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100 Days of Lipstick Challenge
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2021 - THE NO-BUY, LOW-BUY, BUDGET-BUY ACCOUNTABILITY AND SUPPORT THREAD
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Reply: @eshoe When I think of color story I always feel it’d be easier to buy singles in colors you don’t have and match them with what y ...read more
@eshoe When I think of color story I always feel it’d be easier to buy singles in colors you don’t have and match them with what you do. For my olives I think MAC has always been a good place to start and I buy the pans for my z palette. Half this palette doesn’t really match the color story for olives imho.
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New to K skin care looking for starter pack
Hi! I'm new to k skin care and I'm looking to buy a introductory pack or a few must have items! I'm a new mom and I feel like I ...read more
Hi! I'm new to k skin care and I'm looking to buy a introductory pack or a few must have items! I'm a new mom and I feel like I always look tired 🤣
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💕😌 Mask of the Week Challenge 😌💖
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Reply: @missjeanie, it could just be me (doubt it!) but I feel like a side-by-side comparison of ice cream  is very much warranted. Nec ...read more
@missjeanie, it could just be me (doubt it!) but I feel like a side-by-side comparison of ice cream 🍨🍦 is very much warranted. Necessary even. 😉 If not for yourself, do it for science. 🧪🧫🧬🔬 @PrettyPaint
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2021 PRODUCT RELEASES THREAD!!!
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Reply: Lol, I had forgotten all about that but now I'm laughing so hard!
Lol, I had forgotten all about that but now I'm laughing so hard!
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Monumental March Hauls 2021
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Reply: Woowhee @RGbrown!  Those ND 5-pans are gorgeous! ♥️ Loving the shade selection in your polish haul!  You’ve been so good with ...read more
Woowhee @RGbrown! 🙌🏼 Those ND 5-pans are gorgeous! ♥️ Loving the shade selection in your polish haul! 💅🏼 You’ve been so good with limiting the number of polishes in your PPU and HHC hauls. 👊🏼 Nice choice with purple + sparkle! Always a beautiful go to combo! 💜✨ Excited see what marvelous mani’s you create with all these beauties on the Nails 2.0 thread! 😍 https://community.sephora.com/t5/Nailed-It/Show-Me-Your-Nails-2-0/m-p/3431045/highlight/true#M12203
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Empties - V2
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Reply: @haleyvvvv that Benton Snail Bee Essence is soooooo good殺 ...read more
@haleyvvvv that Benton Snail Bee Essence is soooooo good🥰
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Reply: Thank you very much, @haleyvvvv ☺️ ...read more
Thank you very much, @haleyvvvv ☺️
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