Post # 1
So I dont normally wear make up. But lately have thought of infesting in some nicer basics.(I.E. conceler, & foundation) MAC always seems like a good (but expensive place to go.) Sephora seems a little more economical but has so many choices whenever I go in there I get overwhelmed. Where do you ladies shop? Which brands do you use? I also will probably ask to have them put make up on me to demanstrate how to do it. I am totally helpless at this make up stuff LOL. So that would also factor into the decision, (if you tell me one store is more up tight or hoity toity than another.) I have also seen those ULTA stores around, are they any good? Thanks for the advice!
Post # 3
Check out makeupalley.com. It has tons of reviews for every makeup product under the sun by real consumers and it is very helpful when deciding whether or not a product is worth buying. I suggest if you want high quality eyeshadows to go with MAC or Urban Decay which you can get in Sephora. Urban Decay has a lot of fun dramatic colors, all super pigmented. Mac has really nice foundations with a large range of colors for every skin tone. I also suggest checking out the brand Tarte. They carry all natural products and they have an awesome foundation called smooth operator. Makes my skin look fresh and it acts more like a tinted moisturizer if you don’t want anything too heavy. I am makeup obsessed so I know a lot about it. I suggest you go with higher quality brands, it’s really worth it in the end. It might be more money but it’s more money for a reason!!
Post # 4
Thank you so much I will absolutely check those out!
Post # 5
@JMxoxo: Thanks for recommending that website. I hadn’t ever heard of it, and it’s a great site for reviews!
Post # 6
MUA is a great website! Not only can u check out reviews there, but they also have a makeup board and a wedding board 🙂 I would say go to Sephora. I bet I was in that store every other day the last 2 wks before my wedding-trying things, taking them back, trying something else….They have so many different brands there and you’re not locked in to just 1 like if you go to MAC.
Post # 7
Sephora hands down! The ladies in there are always so nice and helpful to me if I need help with something!
Ulta is okay but they have a lot of drugstore stuff in there so it’s not really much better than going to Target.
Post # 8
I prefer sephora because I like the selection of all the brands. Since you don’t wear makeup all the time I wouldn’t recommend makeup forever which is what I just started using, but so many other brands carry lighter foundations and the girls at sephora should help you out.
Post # 9
Mac, there’s nothing like it and I’ve tried them ALL,
Post # 10
I think BOTH. No one brand will have the best of everything for you. MAC wins for eye shadow, hands down, but I use Make Up For Ever foundation and Stila concealer. I use both MAC and Make Up For Ever eye liners, and I use Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Portion. It may help you to look up Sephora stuff on their website first – they have ratings and reviews submitted by users for every single product!
Post # 11
I think it really depends on what exactly you are going for as far as your look and your skin type. Try different products for each one to find your favs! I love both brands!