DIY makeup recs please! Going to Sephora tomorrow!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Definitely try a beauty blender, they are $20 and result in a seriously flawless foundation finish in photos 🙂

Post # 4
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Definitely get a Beauty Blender (the original one)!! The foundation you’re looking at is great. Get a few samples of a couple different colors that are close to your skin color and test them out in different lighting. Sometimes the store lighting doesn’t give an accurate idea of the color. I love Smashbox primer. I also love Urban Decays Naked Flushed palette. Its a blush, bronzer, and highlighter palette. I’ve also heard great things about Urban Decays All Nightet setting spray. For eyeshadow, I love the Urban Decay Naked palettes. There’s 3 but you can pick whichever one you like best. If you plan to do winged eyeliner, get Maybelline EyeStudio gel liner from any old drug store. It’s awesome. But I would recommend getting an angled eyeliner brush (the one that comes with it stinks).

Post # 6
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MsYankee:  MUFE – you’reon the right track, that stuff is awesome and will last all day!

Nars Deep throat is a great blush

I just got the new Naked2 pallette for christmas and loved it.

DON’T buy the smashbox primer, such a waste of money, I don’t know why everyone is so obsesed with it.

Post # 7
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Hmmm –

1.  Dior Show Waterproof mascara – stuff ROCKS.

2.  Urban Decay all nighter setting spray – I can’t believe i went all my life without this until now 🙂

3.  Urban Decay – liquid liner.  Tried and purchased recently.  Stuff does not budge!!!! 

4.  I concur with the others on the original beauty blender – it is worth its weight in gold!

Post # 8
238 posts
Helper bee

i love urban decay.  their naked palletes are fantastic.  and their glide-on eyeliner is the bomb.  definitely look at their primer too. 

Post # 9
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@MsYankee:  The HD foundation starter kit is great, though I noticed it tends to dry my skin out a little. For blush I use NARS- orgasm, but I’ve used others and any NARS blush is awesome/long lasting. I also love urban decay’s NAKED eyeshadows… 

Post # 10
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@MsYankee:  I love the Smashbox Try it Kit with photo finish primer and Halo powder.  It makes my skin look awesome.

Post # 11
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@MsYankee:  oh gosh I wish I could remember the name!! I went there to get new, and GOOD, makeup for my engagement photos and they recommended a photo quality foundation and finishing powder.  Of course, I didn’t realize until I went back for the concealor that there was a starter kit for less than what I paid for the full size items, but oh well.  I’m super happy with it!  I just got the previews of my engagement photos and yes they’ve been edited a bit, but wow.  Makeup looks great.  I got a neutral eye palette there as well that showed up really well in the photos.  I now wear it all every day because it goes on so light – I just tone it down a bit compared to what I put on for photos.

ETA: Here you go.  Found it all on the website.  🙂  I used Bare Minerals bronzer and blush with it (I already had those), E.L.F.’s primer, the HD Invisible eyelid primer, and then liquid eyeliner and mascara I got at Target (my trusted brands on those ones).


Finishing powder:

Eye palette (although they make it with other shades as well, not just neutral):

Post # 12
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I also recommend MUFE HD. That’s what I bought and used for engagement pictures, and it was great. The setting spray is good too. I really like my Naked palette as well. I recently bought tha Sugar lip exfoliating kit and some tinted gloss, and it’s awesome! 

Post # 13
1040 posts
Bumble bee

Yay! Date twins! woot!

Anyway, I have SUPER shiny/oily skin, and my absolute favorite thing in the entire world is Tarte Clean Slate Pore Perfecting Primer

I put on an oil-free moisturizer, wait 1 1/2 mins, then the Tarte primer, wait another 1 1/12 mins (just to let it soak in) and then my foundation. 

I cannot say enough good things about this primer, honestly. I used to be so embarrassed of my shiny skin, and I’ve tried other brands of primer before that didn’t work out, but this Tarte primer is HEAVEN.

Post # 14
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I did this and it turned out well, in the end. After my appointment at Sephora, I went online and looked up all the prodcuts that they used on me. It was over $500. There was just no way I was going to pay for that. So I got on the bee and got recommendations about what needed to be good quality and what could be drug store versions. I ended up getting the concealer and foundation from Sephora and everything else from Target. Total cost about $140. It turned out great and lasted all day.

Post # 15
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Anastasia brow pencil/brow shadow, hourglass finishing powder (shade that looks good on you), any naked palette!

Post # 16
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

The Urban Decay lip liners and lipsticks are amazing, I only have one colour but plan to get more in the future.  I also love their pencil eyeliners and there are a ton of colours.  I prefer the brush on the MUFE liquid liner over the Urban Decay ones.

And if you like nail polish, the new Formula X ones are incredible!  I used to be happy if my nail polish went 12 hours without chipping, but with Sephora’s new basecoat and topcoat it lasts 5 days.  There are over 100 colours as well so I think I will not buy any other brand from now on.

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