The Sephora brand tends to be the least-expensive in the store. I think the quality is a little better than drugstore, but less-than-premium. It's still good stuff. Smashbox primers basically never go on sale. That would be nice! Although sometimes Sephora runs 10-20% off everything, if you sign up for their website e-mails, but this is only a couple of times a year, that I have caught. I am not a member of the Smashbox website, however, and maybe they run specials sometimes.
11-08-2011, 11:32 AM #171ISTP 6w5 sx/sp
11-09-2011, 12:14 AM #172
Today I bought Benefit's "They're Real" Mascara. I love it. It has a silicone brush that's supposed to prevent clumping. I also bought Benefit's BAD gal waterproof eye liner that's supposed to not run and stay on for 10 hours.
11-09-2011, 02:09 AM #173
it's all the rage on the beauty blogs! i normally
stick to asian brand mascaras, or else i get
'panda eyed'. but this is really tempting to try.
and i loooove the badgal eyeliners. i used to
use the big fat stick. i use this waterproof one
for my waterline! (have you tried urban decay
24/7 liners?) i think benefit's packaging for the
eyeliner is the still the best of its class. i love the
smudger sponge.every normal man must be tempted, at times,
to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
and begin slitting throats.
11-09-2011, 02:11 PM #174
Avon Magix is favorably compared to Smashbox and costs $10 or less. I'd be happy to send you a sample (I am not affiliated in any way). I buy two or three when they go on sale for, like, $7.50 or whatever it is -- cheap. You use an amount about the size of a pea for your whole face.
11-09-2011, 02:13 PM #175
I do not like patchouli oil.
Why was it ever invented?
Can't the gorgeous hippie girls find a new scent?
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BIG 5 -> Extroversion 77% ; Accommodation 60% ; Orderliness 62% ; Emotional Stability 64% ; Open Mindedness 74%
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11-09-2011, 02:44 PM #176
All righty then!
Note to self: ditch the patchouli around teh Halla
11-09-2011, 02:55 PM #177
I've decided that I'm going to try more all natural makeup, because, well, I just like it. Anyone have any suggestions?
11-09-2011, 03:10 PM #178
11-09-2011, 03:23 PM #179
http://tartecosmetics.com/skinvigorating-glossary.php describes the ingredients they use in their products. Many of their products are formulated without mineral oil, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, paraben, and sodium laurel sulfate. They are cruelty-free, dermatologically and clinically tested, and have natural fragrance.
The way Tarte describes themselves on their website:
"So I set out to create a line that would prove that glamour can be good for you by pioneering the use of high-performance naturals™ that bring clinical results to the everyday woman! Ten years later tarte is the leader in earth engineered™ beauty offering the widest selection of natural cosmetics full of skinvigorating™ ingredients including our proprietary t5 super fruit complex™ (a blend of the five most active, free-radical fighting super fruits), vitamins, minerals and natural fruit and plant extracts. But it’s not just about what’s in our healthy formulas; it’s what’s not in them that really sets us apart! Our products are formulated without parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances, just to name a few."
I use their primer some, which is very similar to the ever-popular Smashbox primer, shown here. http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item...te-face-primer It is basically a more-natural version of the Smashbox primer.
I also use the foundation, http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item...ing-foundation, and I love it, as it is very natural-looking for day.
I just bought this kit, http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item...nce-collection, the lip service limited-edition Lipsurgence collection. I love their lip tints, and this kit is an excellent deal. 5 full-size pencils for $29, as opposed to $24 for one, usually.
http://tartecosmetics.com/tarte-item...n-and-ring-set I also bought this set. 3 mini-size cheek stains for $25. They blend really well, are quick to apply, and look very natural for day.ISTP 6w5 sx/sp
11-09-2011, 03:42 PM #180
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