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Ok so I've been wanting to make this thread for a while. I've also been wanting to start a "random thoughts" thread...but I figured I'd separate the categories so that at least the "beauty" one is on the front page, rather than hidden in off topic. So, have a beauty-related thought but don't think it's worth starting a thread about ? Post it here !   today I got a facial at an extraordinarily nice spa. A real treat. And the results were immediate and truly great. But guys: she pulled out a clarisonic and a foamy cleanser for that first initial cleanse, and I nearly had a heart attack. Great for a lot of people but most of you know how I feel about those things !!!!!! Overall, as I said, it was great and my skin is happy. But sheesh.   _____________   SWATCH REQUEST THREAD HERE: HE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212   (have fun wasting even more time in the...) VINTAGE BEAUTY VIDEOS THREAD !! /VINTAGE-BEAUTY-VIDEOS/td-p/1826210
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Deals Too Good to Pass Up (Take 3)
Welcome back to the deal sharing fun! Deals shared here may also be posted to my blog (same name as the thread) unless you write for BT only. If I share your deal, I will always thank you here. I will heart every deal I see without an outside link to acknowledge it. A heart with no comment means I already have the deal or am deciding not to list it. Thanks for sharing. Repeats are always welcome, so if you're unsure if something was previously posted, post it. People who may have missed it the first time could see the second posting. Don't forget to list the retailer, so everyone knows where to get your deal. If you're posting about something on sale at Sephora, share it here. s-Section-Get-it-Now/m-p/2122832#M44949
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Are the Beauty Breaks available for everyone? I was not able to find the Item when I searched the Sephora site.  see post
Upcoming BITE Beauty Releases
With all of the various threads dedicated to particular brands, I thought it would be fun to have one specifically for BITE Beauty. This thread is for talking about current products, upcoming releases and general brand love!   Upcoming: February 23 | Amuse Bouche Lipstick | 34 shades (permanent) $26 57   Current: Matte Crème Lip Crayon | Pastille, Red Velvet, Blood Orange, Pink Lady, Rosehip, Blanc (permanent) $24                                                    Luminous Crème Lipstick | Bellini, Mimosa, Kir Royale (LE) $24     Past Releases: Spoiler (Highlight to read) (2015) Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Series 001 - 012 (LE) (Holiday 2015) Mix N Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos (LE) (Holiday 2015) Best BITE Rewind Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon Set (LE) (Holiday 2015) BITE Discovery Set (LE) (CA Exclusive) 'Mauvember' Luminous Crème Lipstick (LE) (US exclusive) Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick (LE) Opal Matte Crème Lipstick (permanent) Opal Crème Lip Gloss (permanent) (CA exclusive) Maple Matte Crème Lipstick (LE) (CA exclusive) Maple Agave Lip Mask (permanent)  (2015) Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Series 001 - 012 (LE)(Holiday 2015) Mix N Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos (LE)(Holiday 2015) Best BITE Rewind Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon Set (LE)(Holiday 2015) BITE Discovery Set (LE)(CA Exclusive) 'Mauvember' Luminous Crème Lipstick (LE)(US exclusive) Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick (LE)Opal Matte Crème Lipstick (permanent)Opal Crème Lip Gloss (permanent)(CA exclusive) Maple Matte Crème Lipstick (LE)(CA exclusive) Maple Agave Lip Mask (permanent)   
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NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint
I was chosen by Sephora to receive lab samples of all the shades in this new product from NARS.  I'm so thankful to Sephora for reaching out and sending me this.  I thought I'd start a thread where I can share my opinion about this line once I start testing it.  I'm sure I'm not the only BTer to receive this so feel free to voice your opinions here as well.  
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Ah I see.. and since i found it abit drying on me probably due to the fingers application I think I will try with a bb for a more dewy/softer finish and see how it goes.... see post
Active Point Perks/Rewards #9: The Bigger and Better Edition
Updated: 2/7 at 1:20pm EST   Hi everyone!   If you have any suggestions for making this list better, please let me know! Send me a pm or post below!     LEGEND: OOS will be posted in a spoilers tab *= denotes that it was recently OOS but I need to verify Bold = Newly listed   How you can contribute:  Post new perks with a link Pictures of a perk sent by email, etc. Mathematical calculations for value Swatch and show off your new perk for others to see Give a small "review" of whether the point perk/reward was worth it Makeup 100 Points: CLINIQUE  Even Better Makeup SPF 1 5 ( 0.41 oz - in Neutral) BUXOM  Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick (0.03 oz) Urban Decay  Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (0.06 oz) Spoiler (Highlight to read) SEPHORA Ultra Shine Lip Gloss (0.1 oz) Murad Hydro-Dynamic® Quenching Essence  ( 0.17 oz ) Lancôme   CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base  (0.07 oz) SEPHORA Ultra Shine Lip Gloss (0.1 oz)MuradHydro-Dynamic® Quenching Essence (0.17 oz)Lancôme CILS BOOSTER XL Super-Enhancing Mascara Base (0.07 oz) Use at your own risk: Spoiler (Highlight to read) BOBBI BROWN  Smokey Eye Mascara (0.1 oz) CLINIQUE  Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer (0.17 oz) -Cream Caramel -Golden LANCÔME  HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara (0.135 oz) BOBBI BROWN Smokey Eye Mascara (0.1 oz)CLINIQUE Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer (0.17 oz)-Cream Caramel-GoldenLANCÔME HYPNÔSE DRAMA Instant Full Body Volume Mascara (0.135 oz) Skincare 100 Points: Estée Lauder  Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II  ( 0.1 oz) Josie Maran  Pure Argan Milk™ Intensive Hydrating Treatment   (0.33 oz) BELIF The True Cream Aqua Bomb (.34 oz.) FRESH   Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate (0.1 oz) CLINIQUE  Turnaround Daytime Revitalizing Moisturizer  ( 0.24 oz) Murad Hydro-Dynamic® Quenching Essence  ( 0.17 oz) Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil  ( 0.15 oz) FRESH  Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate (0.1 oz) L'OCCITANE  Almond Smoothing Skin Oil (0.5 oz) Use at your own risk: Spoiler (Highlight to read) BELIF The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb (.34 oz.) BAREMINERALS  SKINLONGEVITY™ Vital Power Infusion (0.25 oz) CAUDALIE  Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (0.33 oz) CLINIQUE  Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream (0.5 oz) ORIGINS  High Potency Night-A-Mins™ Mineral-Enriched Cream (0.5 oz) PHILOSOPHY  Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion (1 oz) PHILOSOPHY  Live Joyously Firming Body Emulsion (1 oz) BELIFThe True Cream Moisturizing Bomb (.34 oz.)BAREMINERALS SKINLONGEVITY™ Vital Power Infusion (0.25 oz)CAUDALIE Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (0.33 oz)CLINIQUE Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream (0.5 oz)ORIGINS High Potency Night-A-Mins™ Mineral-Enriched Cream (0.5 oz)PHILOSOPHY Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion (1 oz)PHILOSOPHY Live Joyously Firming Body Emulsion (1 oz)   Other 100 Points: beautyblender liquid blendercleanser® ITEM   1798040     SIZE   0.5 oz Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat  ( 0.17 oz) Elizabeth and James Nirvana White  ( 0.24 oz) Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black  ( 0.24 oz) Formula X The Colors – Nail Polish  ( 0.13 oz) VITA LIBERATA  pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse (0.84 oz) Use at your own risk: Spoiler (Highlight to read) MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCES  Mod Noir (0.14 oz) MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCES Mod Noir (0.14 oz)   250 Points:   DOLCE&GABBANA  Intenso  ( .16 oz) Gucci Guilty ( 0.15 oz) Stella McCartney  Stella Body Lot ion ( 3.3 oz) Yves Saint Laurent  Black Opium  ( 0.25 oz)   500 Points: Dr. Brandt's Skincare Age Erasers:  - Dr. Brandt Skincare PoreDermabrasion™ Pore Perfecting Exfoliator (0.25 oz) - Dr. Brandt Skincare Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant (0.25 oz) - Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More™ (0.085 oz) - Dr. Brandt Skincare – Needles No More™ 3-D Filler Mask (0.35 oz)   Bobbi Brown Bobbi's Skincare Must Haves: - Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (0.10 oz) - Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream (0.50 oz) - Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil (0.50 oz) - Bobbi Brown Skin Smoothing Pore Perfector (0.05 oz)   ALTERNA  Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging - CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo (1.35 oz) - CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Conditioner (1.35 oz) - CAVIAR Repair Lengthening Hair & Scalp Elixir (0.35 oz) - CAVIAR CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction (0.85 oz)   Buxom  Objects of Obsession - Mascara Bar Big & Bushy™ in Show-Off Black (0.16 oz) - Hold The Line™ Waterproof Eyeliner in I'll Be Waiting (0.02 oz) - Full-On™ Lip Cream in Kir Royale (0.07 oz) - Full-On™ Lip Polish in Sophia (0.07 oz)   MUFE  Make Up For Ever Artist Color Stars - Artist Liner in Matte Black M-10 (0.01 oz) - Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P (0.1 oz) - Artist Shadow in I-414, M-536, and D-826 (0.001 oz) - Sens'Eyes - Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser (0.84 oz)   MUFE  Make Up For Ever Backstage Faves - Artist Plexi-Gloss in 304, 202, and 100P (0.025 oz) - Step 1 Skin Equalizer in Hydrating Primer (0.16 oz) - HD Microfinish Powder (0.035 oz) - Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (0.05 oz) - Smoky Extravagant Mascara (0.13 oz)   Night-Out Necessities - Laura Mercier – Foundation Primer - Radiance (0.5 oz) - SEPHORA COLLECTION – The Mascara - Volume, Length & Definition (0.67 oz) - Formula X – The Colors in X ♥ Rouge (0.13 oz) - Buxom – Full-On™ Lip Polish in Dolly (0.05 oz)    Gym Bag Beauty Basics - SEPHORA COLLECTION Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipes (0.101 oz each) - SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Face Powders – Blush, Bronze, Highlight, & Contour in 05 Sweet On You (0.006 oz) - Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel (2 oz) - Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment (0.07 oz) - Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Eau So Fresh (0.04 oz) - Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Floral Drops (0.06 oz) - Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Face Mask (0.24 oz)   Urban Decay Urban Vices: - Urban Decay Urban Vices Eyeshadow Palette in the following shades: Dope, Hoodoo, Derailed, and Smokeout (4 X 0.02 oz)  - Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Smokeout (0.03 oz)  - Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original (packette)  
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Don't want to drive to Pittsburgh for a blowout and upsell?  But it's soooooper exclusive! see post
Erase my wrinkles and brown spots
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Let's Talk About NARS!
A lot of the other big beauty brands have their own threads now, so I thought, why not NARS?   Let's share news about new collections, feedback on products, etc here. Spring 2016: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Have you picked up anything from the collection so far?  Do tell! 
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Thanks. I'll have a looksy ;) see post
Spring/ Summer Found in the Wild 2016 Thread
Just noticed that all of the spring stuff is showing up (early as always) but the thread is still specific to Winter (which it is...but tell the brands).  So what have you found, dear BTers, that is new on Sephora...
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HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I admit, I bought these. They were in the aisle of doom and I'm weak.  So, so weak.  I was going away for the weekend and forgot hairties!  They're not life changing but... see post
I use Christian Dior Airflash makeup, but it is expensive!!!! Any suggestions on a product that would be similar but not so pricey?
I use Christian Dior Airflash makeup, but it is expensive!!!! Any suggestions on a product that would be similar but not so pricey?
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The Sephora one Jaza linked is very good - I own it and the Dior and I like it a LOT.  The only challenge is that the colors of the Sephora tend to be VERY yellow.  Dior... see post
Is It authentic YSL lipstain ?
i just received YSL Vernis A Levres Glossy stain in color 13 from Sephora online but the packaging looks different. The YSL logo is black instead of red/pink & the color written is Rose Tempera instead of Rose Tempura. Is it fine, does someone have any clue about this ?
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BEAUTY BUFF perfumeloveie / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Yes I wish they were revamping it but they themselves are not aware of it :( see post
Which limited edition products and collections are must have and which to skip?
We've all felt the pain of those items that we would have gotten, should have gotten but now must pay way to much to buy from re-sellers.  Maybe collective BT minds can identify (while still in stock) the limited edition must haves. My recents...the Dior Nude illuminating powder (spring 2016) is a pass.  The Chanel Ribbon blush spring 2016) is a maybe.  The YSL Gypsy Opale and Indie Jaspie (face powder and eye shadow) sold out within hours of the YSL site pre-release (it just went live on NM). Anyone have any thoughts on currently available or soon to be limited editions?
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Probably a week or two ago, they had about 5 boxes out in those shelves. You might want to give them a call beforehand. I might be able to go in today and see as well. see post
What are you wearing today?
Was asked to post an updated thread. Let's continue the fun shall we?   What are you wearing today?   1. nars sheer glow foundation, mont blanc 2. perricone md no bronzer bronzer 3. urban decay eyeshadow primer potion, original 4. too faced chocolate bar palette 5. benefit theyre real mascara 6. rimmel london stay matte powder, natural 7. benefit dallas 8. nars blush, sin 9. buxom full on lipstick, las vegas
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and here I was..coming to ask what you were wearing on your lips. :D Very pretty and flawless skin! see post
Tatcha Lipsticks
Has anyone tried these?  I just got an email from them announcing their Spring release, the Plum Blossom 23-Karat lipstick.  It's a gorgeous color (rose/nude) and I'm dying to get it.  But for $55?!!?   I figure someone on BT must have tried their lipstick.  I'd love to get some feedback, about their lipsticks in general and/or this color in particular.  I like their skincare, so have high hopes for this, but their lipstick is a mystery to me.  Any help?
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Well it's very pretty! I'll have to go take a look at it - I work near an Ulta. see post
o Need a foundation to cover imperfections but not thick and cakey!
I have tried numerous samples...trying to find a foundation to cover my imperfections...but I do not want anything thick and cakey that I have to use a beauty blender to blend it out...I prefer to se a brush.  My hunt is still on to find the right one, I have normal to combination skin, definitely not oily..I prefer liquid foundation please help!
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Beauty Pet Peeves
What are your beauty pet peeves?   Here are a few of mine   When there's a huge hype around an item/brand or your own hype to get something and you get it and you are just meh.   I recently got a few items that were taking FOREVER to get to my house.  Canada Post was sooo slow at processing... the items were stuck with them and the tracking wasn't moving at all.  I was so excited and couldn't wait for them to be delivered and finally the items just showed up (tracking not updated) and I was like meh... not too impressed with what I got.  I thought I'd love it but no... not really. Swatched and sitting in a drawer somewhere... awww that just kills me lol   Another one (and this is for the Canadian girls). When you see free shipping on your favorite beauty products and then notice below in very small font US ONLY. ugh   So what grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!
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Isn't it crazy how much our skin becomes dependent on the products? I guess it's a good thing and shows that they are working.   You have a really sweet husband to acc... see post
Weekly Color Challenge V.2.0
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Grey/Silver! Grey/Silver! Hey folks! Come join me in a color challenge!   The [original] rules: Each week (Sunday- Saturday) there will be a new color to incorporate into your makeup looks. It can be one item of that color or a whole face. Try to incorporate it 4-5 times during the week, and post your pic, or discuss your colors here with everyone! If you can only do a day or two, that's fine too! This should be fun! For folks on a No Buy, it's a great way to Shop your collection. I hope you'll join me!   Sprytely edition addition:  I will be adding some fun (hopefully, lol) bonus challenges. Let us know if your look qualifies for a bonus!    Schedule Jan 24-March 5th: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Jan 24-Jan 30th: Wildcard! Pick a palette and/or lipstick line for the week and try to come up with as many different looks as possible! Jan 31-Feb 6th: Moss green Feb 7-Feb 13th: Grey/silver Feb 14-Feb 20th: pink Feb 21-Feb 27: bronze Feb 28-March 5: white* *super challenge Jan 24-Jan 30th: Wildcard! Pick a palette and/or lipstick line for the week and try to come up with as many different looks as possible!Jan 31-Feb 6th: Moss greenFeb 7-Feb 13th: Grey/silverFeb 14-Feb 20th: pinkFeb 21-Feb 27: bronzeFeb 28-March 5: white**super challenge   Grey and Silver are very versatile colors! Why? Because they're NEUTRALS! This means that they pair well with, well.. Can you think of anything they don't look good with?! Generally with makeup when we think neutral we think kind of brown/nude/"skin" colors. Let's see if we can challenge that!   Swatches and Inspiration: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bonus Challenges: Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Mix your metals! Silver and gold, silver and copper, silver and bronze...three at a time?! -I still want to see some false lashes! -Mix your metals! Silver and gold, silver and copper, silver and bronze...three at a time?!-I still want to see some false lashes!  
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I love your hair today, moxie!!! see post
Sephora Collections Blush - Shade Help Needed!
Does anyone know which current shade is closest to the discontinued No 15 Rose Glow in the Sephora Collection blush line? Thanks for any help!
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Fabulous February Hauls
I didn't see a February Haul thread...and it is February.  So, since I'm up early I decided to start one.  Romance is in the air, so hauls for you or others count.  Can't wait to see what you have found and hauled!    
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I cam in here for that tray! It's beautiful! see post
SUMMER 2016 Releases!!!
way way way too early but since there's already a pic for Dior Summer that has been posted guess I'll put it here.
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Interested to see what he's going to be doing for summer...  see post
alright, here it is. use this thread to request swatches. the guidelines are up to you and your needs: single swatches, comparison swatches, specific skin tone swatches   when comparisons are requested, feel free to provide whatever you have of that request--i want anyone to participate and contribute if they want to. have fun, hope this is helpful !
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Tom Ford Updates
Hey Beauties- We have ALOT of threads around here for Tom Ford products. I figured I'd start one thread where we can update each other on items as they come out or we see them available.    For all my UK'ers, or people willing to pay for shipping from the UK, Harrods has Softcore and Nude Dip from the Fall collection available right now. Happy Shopping! 
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Thanks!  It is pretty...and I might actually prefer the finish to the more metallic ones! see post
I am 21 years old, and my skin is super dry because of the winter weather, but oily in the summer. I struggle with a little bit of acne (that is clearing up), acne scars, uneven texture, and uneven skin tone. I was looking to add a serum, if I needed it? Would adding the OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum  help with any of that?    My current skin care routine:   AM Shiseido Pureness Foaming Cleanser (if my skin is very oily) Shiseido Pureness Toner Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Moisturizer Sunscreen   PM Makeup Remover Wipes Shiseido Pureness Foaming Cleanser Shiseido Pureness Toner May Coop Raw Sauce Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel Shiseido White Lucent Moisturizing Cream Tarte Maracuja Oil or Farsali Rose Gold Elixir    Any info helps, thank you!
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Yes it would potentially help.   that said, it broke me out in crazy hives. see post
Anyone feel the 500 perks are not exciting?
Okay, I love myself some Sephora and I've saved myself a hefty amount of points but lately I feel as if the 500 perks aren't worth myself spending $500. If they're giving away deluxe samples when you spend $25, why should I spend $500 to get, what four samples? I'm pretty sure the little kits they give for when you spend $25 are much more worth it. Anyone have the same feelings by chance?? 
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I am there with the rest of you. I did get the Bobbi Brown set as I wanted to try the eye cream and moisturizer, having one of the samples as a foil was disappointing. see post
Daily Skincare - what are you using?
Often people ask for recommendations on a skincare routine or for specific products/combinations.  This might be a place to share your everyday skincare, both AM and PM.  A skincare "what are you wearing" as it were.  Hope this is useful.   *Age - 40 Skin type - oily/combination Current skin condition - quite dehydrated (winter/indoor heating)*   01/17/16 - AM skincare in the order I used 1. Nude Jelly cleanser (love) 2. Pixi Glow tonic (5% glycolic toner - love) 3. Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Spritz (sample) 4. Radical Skincare Youth Infusion serum - hydrating and anti-ageing (new to me.  Testing) 5. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (like) 6. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine cream (really like as an AM moisturizer)   I will try to post PM skincare tonight so the post can be comprehensive.   General comments - Okay skin.  Apparently the age between 38-42 is a transformational time in hormones (dehydrated skin/spots), so I am more aware of how my skin performs/reacts .  My skincare definitely has more "actives" now than before.
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IT GIRL annahoang / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I am 22, combo/dry skin.   AM: Garnier Micellar Water Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Face Mist Tony Moly Sheet Mask Sunday Riley Good Genes Belief Aqua Bom... see post
Primers....are they worth the extra money?
I have tried numerous primers...are they worth it?  None seem to be worth the extra money...please enlighten me!
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Primers can do a couple different things depending on the type, but the main thing they are intended to do is make your foundation last longer. Especially when I wear lo... see post
Mac Nice n Spicy. Lipstick dupe?
Little help ladies. I fell in love with the color Nice n Spicy pro long wear lip liner by mac only i could fine a lipstick in that same or similar shade /: any help?(: i love the orange /peach/  terracotra under tone to it.
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Single Makeup Bag Challenge
Do you ever think about what products are truly important to you, and what you could live without? We're all dirty dragons who hoard sparkly and beloved treasures. If you had to get rid of all of your makeup, except for what you can fit into a single makeup bag (or train-case if you're not feeling daring), what would you keep? Why?   I would love to see photos of how much you guys can jam-pack into a makeup bag. Did you end up packing lighter than you thought or was it hard to choose? I'm not including skin care, because I'm not a monster.    Second Part: Can we stand by our decisions and live with our makeup bag for at least a week? Who can go the longest???    I'm going to sleep on it and start tomorrow  
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Thank you! I will have to order one (or several) from her! So many wonderful pieces to choose from... see post
What's New On The Site Today, Canada?
Ladies (and gentlemen!)   Since Canada seems to be getting different/fewer brands added to the website, and any cross-border new releases seem to be several days to weeks later than US releases, I thought we could use our own 'what's new/found in the wild' post.   Please feel free to share any new products/brands you find on the Canadian site here.
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Well prices on my loves list are slowing creeping up :/ so thats certainly new on the site for me today.  see post
The Fair/Pale Thread
With so many users looking for the right product to use on their fair/pale/alabaster skin, I thought it would be great to start a thread specifically for this.   Some of the main questions I see have to do with the following: - Foundation/concealer shades - Contouring - Highlighting   I'll be posting comparison reviews and photos of everything I can get my hands on with these categories, as well as any others that people would like to inquire about. If you'd like to give input as well, please list the following:   - Skin IQ/MAC ID/describe skin tone and undertones - Skin type - Foundation matches (make it clear what is a perfect match if you have one, and what is slightly off) - (optional, but highly helpful) Photos of your skin with and without makeup, swatch comparisons, etc. Please ensure there is proper lighting, with little colour overcast (like fluorescent lighting).     ME: Skin IQ: 1y02 (closest neutral "match") MAC: NC8-10 Skintone is very pale, neutral to cool toned, translucent, prone to burning and freckles. Some surface redness. Cannot tan whatsoever. Type: Currently normal/combo. Slightly sensitive. Prone to dryness/patches and oilier nose.   Foundation Matches: - Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer sx01 (99% match; more neutral toned, which evens out my redness perfectly) - CoverFX Custom Drops N10 (same tone as KA SS) - Dolce & Gabbana 60 Classic (perfect match) - MUFE HD Foundation Y205 (ever so slightly too light, but looks super natural with contour or blended with a drop of coverfx n10) - Giorgio Armani Luminessence (slightly cooler toned, great match though) - NARS Chantilly Concealer - DiorSkin Nude BB Cream 001 (slightly darker and too pink, but wearable, especially if wearing contour or bronzer) - KVD 42    Common recommendations that are too dark for me: Urban Decay Naked Foundation 0.5 (too dark for me, but would for for a tone darker than I) YSL (Touche Eclat concealer in 1.5 works though) GA  Hourglass  Tarte  EL  Too Faced Smashbox (fair is slightly too dark; would work for some a tone darker than I) Dior Foundations/serums (other than the one BB cream)   Too light: MJ Genius Gel cream 010     Foundation comparison swatches in natural light:   L-R:    Spoiler (Highlight to read) NARS Chantilly Concealer MUFE Y205 D&G Classic 60 KA SSE sx01 GA Luminessence CoverfX Custom Drops N10 DiorSkin Nude BB Cream 001 UD Naked 0.5   NARS Chantilly ConcealerMUFE Y205D&G Classic 60KA SSE sx01GA LuminessenceCoverfX Custom Drops N10DiorSkin Nude BB Cream 001UD Naked 0.5      Contour: WIP     Highlighting: WIP     Let me know if you'd like any other categories, would like more info, or have any questions!    
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BEAUTY GURU xmychanelscalpel / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
XMYCHANELSCALPEL: Skin IQ:   3Y01 (Varies, but foundations with this ID tend to match the best) MAC:   NC10 Skintone is very pale, yellow undertones (*possibly from j... see post