Samira commented on the post, Have you ever layered two blushes together? 1 week, 3 days ago

Oh gosh yes. If I don’t put powder over cream blush I wind up looking like a ghost by the end of the day because it has all evaporated. Once I started doing that, I realized I could be playing with colors more. […]

Samira commented on the post, Survey Says… February 25th, 2015 1 month ago

Your skin tone/coloring: light/fair, warm
Best face mask? dermalogical multivitamin recovery mask. hands down. although I’m always up for new ideas.
Best face serum? liked ole henrikson truth serum when I used […]

Samira commented on the post, Win It! A Year’s Supply of Bioderma Sensibio H2O! 1 month ago

Love this stuff! I brought some back from Canada once and then found it in a french pharmacy in NYC. So glad it’s going to be more widely available.

It’s not a particularly powerful makeup remover in my […]

Samira commented on the post, How did you find your foundation shade? 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Oh, and re color IQ at sephora, I’ve had really mixed results with it and was not happy with the outcome. I also ran a test where I looked at different shades they said matched the same person and do not believe […]

Samira commented on the post, How did you find your foundation shade? 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Endless endless testing, and the advise of one or two sales associates that I should be using warm undertones, which I previously had not. Honestly, the realization that I might have to mix shades and shouldn’t […]

Samira commented on the post, Survey Says… January 28th, 2015 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Your skin tone/coloring: fair/light, warm
Favorite lip combo of the moment? hourglass icon lipstick. I have the matching lip pencil but not sure if it’s the best to use with it – it darkens it quite a bit and I […]

Samira commented on the post, What makeup are you planning on wearing for New Year’s Eve? 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I’m not 100% committed yet but I’m thinking bronze eye (mac tempting over a cream bronze base, obviously with transition colors in the crease and maybe some mulch on the outer third) and glowy skin. I got […]

Eh. I lean warm but am pale/neutral enough that I can definitely wear cooler colors from time to time. I actually try not to go too extreme in either direction, but I do wear some cool lipsticks sometimes (up […]

I’m not a palette person so I guess it’s silly for me to think I’d use them anyway. I only have a few – naked 2, ud electric and a sleek one. I think that’s pretty much it. Oh one Dior five-shadow one. I […]

Samira commented on the post, Survey Says… November 19th, 2014 4 months, 1 week ago

Your skin tone/coloring: warm, fair/light
Last beauty product you purchased? Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer and CND Stickey nail polish base.
Last beauty product you returned? I have Clinique airbrush […]

Samira commented on the post, What do you do with makeup you don’t like or no longer use? 4 months, 1 week ago

Powder stuff, brushes, and unused samples I pass along to friends. I’m a packrat so by the time I decide to get rid of a lipstick or cream anything it’s probably past its prime anyway, so I toss it.

Samira commented on the post, How did you develop your signature makeup look? 4 months, 3 weeks ago

My everyday is pretty simple and basic no-makeup makeup. I don’t wear any eye makeup other than mascara (and filled in brows). And usually no lips either. Just skin stuff/foundation/blush, etc.

Evenings tend […]

Samira commented on the post, Will you be doing any special makeup for Halloween? 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I made the dubious decision to be a boy for halloween (Marty McFly) so I don’t get to do anything fun (I don’t even get to do normal every day fun! just base and contour). But my boyfriend is going as Doc Brown […]

Samira commented on the post, Will you be doing any special makeup for Halloween? 4 months, 3 weeks ago

That is awesome.

Samira commented on the post, Hit List: Best Buffer Brush 5 months, 1 week ago

RT buffing has been a holy grail for me for foundation for a while (I have two – one for foundation and one to soften cream blush). But I’ve found it’s getting a little scratchy so looking to branch out. […]

Samira commented on the post, Do you think eye cream is a must-have? 5 months, 1 week ago

In the mornings I use my normal sunscreen/moisturizer, so that I get sunscreen around the eyes. At night I’ve been using vaseline since my early 20s. Yes, I know it’s controversial, but it works for me. Now I […]

Samira commented on the post, Hit List: Best Powder Brush 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I love my hourglass one. It’s big, fluffy and soft, and gentle enough not to disturb your makeup. I also have a blush brush from wayne goss that works for more targeted stuff, or my real techniques setting brush.

Samira commented on the post, How to you prevent your nail polish from chipping? 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Gel. That’s the only thing that works for me. Everything else only gets me a day or two. It sucks.

Once I used a shimmery guerlain that went for like five days. I’m convinced it was the glitter in […]

Samira commented on the post, What would be your perfect beauty birthday gift? 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Suqqu cheek brush. Cartier baiser vole perfume.

Unfortunately it will never happen because my family has some kind of block against getting me beauty products. I think they think I have too much. Instead […]

Samira commented on the post, What products have have helped your skin the most? 6 months ago

Simplifying! I try to use fewer products and I think that really helps. Just a gentle cleanse, a drugstore retinol, and a strong moisturizer at night. Gentle cleanse and a moisturizer/sunscreen combo in the […]

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