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#3364069 Makeup

Posted by californiaEstie on 05 July 2013 - 01:21 PM

I like Studio Gear as well, the powder foundation. It's never made me break out or get enlarged pores.

#3203760 MAKEUP FUN! Different looks, tips, & tricks!

Posted by californiaEstie on 12 January 2012 - 11:04 AM

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Thoughts? Good/bad? Clown-like? :)

It's a cell phone picture that's why it looks a little weird, I didn't try and blur it or do weird effects lol.

#3203506 MAKEUP FUN! Different looks, tips, & tricks!

Posted by californiaEstie on 11 January 2012 - 07:54 PM

Guess who is getting the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette on the 27th.... :D

#3200336 MAKEUP FUN! Different looks, tips, & tricks!

Posted by californiaEstie on 02 January 2012 - 11:03 PM

I think all my gift cards are done... :)

Benefit Watts Up
Benefit Boi-ng Concealer
Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet lipstick in Fever and Fresco
Sephora OPI in Already Famous
Smashbox palette for blue eyes

#3199709 MAKEUP FUN! Different looks, tips, & tricks!

Posted by californiaEstie on 01 January 2012 - 05:02 PM

Haha it's not perfect!!!!!

Posted Image But thank you. I am lucky because the first 2 topicals I tried have been working wonderfully for me since March 2009.

You look great! I'm so tempted to buy the Hourglass Primer!! I've read brilliant reviews on this product!! I think it would work wonders under any type of foundation. It's all about the correct tools! I'm torn on the HG Tinted Moisturizer. Price aside I really want the primer!! What did you think of it? Sorry in advance if you reviewed and I missed it....

Thank you so much!! I actually really like the primer as well.
I didn't review it, no worries! It's more liquid-y than your average primer (or at least the ones I've tried)
but it goes on like butta. It actually neutralizes more redness than ( italics aren't turning off sorry) I thought it would,
as you can kind of see in the pictures. It works really well. I asked my boyfriend last night
if he saw any dry patches or something like that and he said no! This is after driving, taking Bart, rubbing my face
on his sweater, hot & cold air, etc! So I am a big fan. And I love that it has SPF 15.

#3197718 MAKEUP FUN! Different looks, tips, & tricks!

Posted by californiaEstie on 27 December 2011 - 07:10 PM

Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15

After shower, scrub, and serum:

After Hourglass primer:

After Hourglass tinted moisturizer (in Shell) and lipstick:

It's an interesting consistency. Tinted moisturizers are always a little tiny bit trickier to blend for me since they are sheer. It makes it more apparent if you've missed a spot. At least on my skin! It should be the opposite, I know, lol. Anyhow. It's very creamy and moisturizing. I definitely think it needs a minute or two to sit and absorb on the skin before judging the outcome. I really like it so far. In the picture it seems a tad too pale for me but in real life it's perfect. It gives that gleam that reminds me of ancient princesses in movies. Dorky. :)

#3197343 MAKEUP FUN! Different looks, tips, & tricks!

Posted by californiaEstie on 26 December 2011 - 11:32 PM

I just got the Hourglass Illusion Tinted Moisturizer spf 15 today. My skin has been going crazy lately, I think from a combination of things; working in a heated enviroment, cold weather, playing with different skin care products, etc. It's unpleasantly chapped! My neck keeps getting this crazy rash too. But anyhow, the reviews look really good on the tinted moisturizer. I have the Hourglass primer with spf 15 too... still deciding what I think about it. I have to get my skin back to normal before I can make a proper judgement. The Mary Kay foundation I've been using is AMAZING, but not for winter. It controls oil production and is too drying for cold weather. Anyone get anything fun lately? Any new makeup looks? :)

#3193319 MAKEUP FUN! Different looks, tips, & tricks!

Posted by californiaEstie on 17 December 2011 - 03:53 PM

Gaudy... but fun!! :D

#3191301 Tinted Benzoyl Peroxide, Does It Cover Up The Pimple?

Posted by californiaEstie on 12 December 2011 - 06:09 PM

Tinted anything usually won't cover acne unfortunately.

#3186865 MAKEUP FUN! Different looks, tips, & tricks!

Posted by californiaEstie on 01 December 2011 - 12:11 PM

Sure thing!

I used my whole skincare routine (see signature).

1. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer & Urban Decay eyeshadow primer
2. Make Up For Ever HD foundation in light shade in the center
of my face, like the video says
3. Mary Kay medium coverage foundation in a darker
shade around the sides and cheeks - I did a couple layers
on areas where I had PIH
4. Amazing Cosmetics concealer on problem areas
5. Blush, then eye makeup, then lipstick
6. Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Powder
7. A little bronzer, Laura Geller's baked bronzer
8. M.U.D. Setting Powder- comparable to Make Up For Ever's HD powder

Hope this helps :)

#3185265 Honestly, What Are The Ramifications Of Not Using Moisturiser?

Posted by californiaEstie on 27 November 2011 - 02:32 PM

Aging, dryness, unbalanced skin. No nourishment!

#3178107 Dry, Flaky Skin. Exfoliate Or Moisturize? Or Both?

Posted by californiaEstie on 08 November 2011 - 12:59 PM

Hmm. I don't think Clinique products moisturize the best... I've tried a few. I would suggest doing a Vaseline mask and seeing if that helps. It does not clog pores, the particles are too big. It's an occlusive that will keep any moisture in, so get your face a little damp first.

#3175915 How ya feelin' about your acne today?

Posted by californiaEstie on 02 November 2011 - 11:58 PM

They (the constellation) are healing! But I actually feel good because my Mary Kay foundation covered everything with no concealer!! Posted Image

#3175595 Exfoliate?

Posted by californiaEstie on 02 November 2011 - 11:33 AM

thanks for the help guys. i don't want to use AHA as i've tried it in the past and felt like it gave me little bumps. my skin is super sensitive. does anyone know of a good cleanser that has exfoliating beads in it that i could use once a week?

Peter Thomas Roth Botanical Buffing Beads is super gentle if you end up getting one.

#3173954 The "going To The Makeup Counter" Feeling

Posted by californiaEstie on 28 October 2011 - 09:40 PM

I am going to be working at Clarins, a makeup and skincare counter very soon. I would hate for people to be wary of coming up to me! Since I've had acne and still struggle with it, I can totally relate to anyone who comes up with skin issues. It's my job to try and help! So there are understanding people out there. If you talk to someone who is rude or makes you feel uncomfortable, find a different counter/person and they will see the error of their ways. Also, try and find someone with discretion, once again, if they are rude- go to someone else. It seems to be lacking in a lot of sales people and I think it's key. No one wants their key issue shouted out to everyone on the floor.