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skintester
Have you ever bought a product despite laughing at its ad or not believing its claim?
Nails Inc has a new line of nail polish called NailKale. I was attracted to the colors before I even read the pitch about its supposed benefits. Bless Alexa Chung - that new ad for this product made me laugh! If you haven't seen it, check out the photos posted on Sephora's Facebook page. Nails Inc made her lie on a bed of chopped kale. Like a salad. I wonder if she channeled Zoolander. Green Kale instead of Blue Steel The photos are gorgeous of course and Alexa made it work. Still it reminded me of comedian Jim Gaffigan's rant about the Kale Propaganda.   I don't believe adding kale to nail polish will make any difference. However, I will still buy the nail polish because I like the colors. Have you ever done something like this?
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skintester
BEAUTY WHIZ skintester / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
WHAAAAAT!?! Makes me wonder what other goodies are hidden in the Sephora website! Any techie folks out there who can do this? We need to unearth these gems! see post
sephoramusthave
What are you wearing today?
What makeup is everyone wearing today?   Today I am wearing:   1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP   and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50   So c'mon now...confess!
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fluffymuha
BEAUTY GURU fluffymuha / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Did some late night playing around with what's left of my makeup. I was inspired by some Cara Delevingne photos I saw and decided I wanted fancy eyes too! Don't mind my ... see post
MysticalAngel
Amazing August Hauls!!!!
Hello BT! Today is August 1st and that means another month of hauls!   This month is the 2x/3x/4x the points for BI,VIB and ROUGE respectively. This is a great time to stock up on points lost throughout the year!   Please share your purchases! Remember, a haul is a haul no matter how big or small!
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FireSpinner
HALL OF FAMER FireSpinner / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No, i've never heard of it before, but i'll have to go check it out now! :) see post
Blackwhiskey
Can we just..get married, Charlotte?
So I was watching a youtube video of Vintageortacky and when I saw her Charlotte Tilbury blush, my jaw dropped. I had my eye on the YSL peachy one but .. this... just beats it, and can I say cute packaging? I wasn't going to jump on the CT bandwagon, but according to Cora this gives a nice natural peachy touch.. yep.  This blush is called Ecstacy.    And this one is the one Cora used called First Love. 
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blushnglow
BEAUTY GURU blushnglow / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
She definitely helped him during his launch! There was an article that quoted Tom Ford saying that "Charlotte Tilbury will be personally training the beauty advisers at ... see post
kbmatthews
KVD in sale section!
Didn't see this posted, so I'm sorry if this was already made known! But there are some KVD palettes and lipsticks in the sale section! Go grab them!
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Jessicaclara
BEAUTY GURU Jessicaclara / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
If anyone is in the Toronto area and still wanted the sale kvd palettes, I'm going to be returning saint and ladybird (unused) to the Square One location on Friday. I go... see post
meganlisa
Ordered MUFE 30 Year set; remorse; should I keep it?
Crazy perhaps.  I ordered the Makeup Forever 30 Years, 30 Colors, 30 Artist palette this morning but now I'm having buyers remorse (I do NOT need it...and just spent a bunch on other items).  But....MUFE is a brand I've rarely bought and it looks so lovely. Thoughts.  Should I keep it or return it (unopened....I want someone else to get it if I don't). Any input is welcome!!!!   Link (I hope ):  http://www.sephora.com/30-years-30-colors-30-artis ts-P388536?skuId=1628924
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, meganlisa!  The price per color is $8.33.  The regular price per color is $21.00!  As someone else mentioned, two of the trays (20 colors) look wearable on a daily b... see post
gingaaa
New Sephora Favorites Glitz and Glam for 2014!
New to the Sephora Favorites collection and different from last year's take on Glitz and Glam.  Included is:   -0.1 oz Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Infrared Matte (matte true red) - 1.4 oz Drybar Detox dry shampoo - 0.5 oz Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad nail color - 0.03 oz Laura Mercier Cavier Stick eye color in Rose Gold - 0.049 oz Stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Foil Finish eye shadow in Metallic Dusty Rose - 1 Pair of SEPHORA COLLECTION false eye lashes in Astonish - 0.08 oz Benefit Watt's Up! highlighter in Luminous Champagne - 0.035 oz Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Microfinish Powder - 0.04 oz Lancome Artliner eyeliner in Noir   I'm still undecided on this one, since I own the Stila eye shadow, MUFE powder and have several Watt's up highlighters.  Still, I'm just excited to see the new Fall SF line begin to roll out!   http://www.sephora.com/glitz-glam-party-essentials -sampler-P388549?skuId=1647213
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unblownkisses
BEAUTY GURU unblownkisses / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Enabler... see post
andyhtrieu
How much is your face worth?
Someone in a Facebook group posted this question, so now I'm curious to know how much YOUR face is worth! Add the price of everything you used! (You can add skincare if you want )   Today, my face is worth $139! 
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I did a very light face today b/c I was late. Let's see what that adds up to: CoverFX CC Cream $45 Smashbox BB Eyes $25 Bobbi Brown Retouching Powder $36 Laura Merci... see post
hackneyfl
New New New ... Just came across these
http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?k eyword=SEPHORA%20FAVORITES%20Glitz%20%26%20Glam%20 ...   http://www.sephora.com/color-festival-blockbuster- palette-P388290?skuId=1603273   http://www.sephora.com/30-years-30-colors-30-artis ts-P388536?skuId=1628924    
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There's a few stores that carry Armani. There's only one store in my area that carries Estee Lauder. Hopefully, Armani will be on Sephora's site soon! see post
notcreative
Deals too good to pass Up!
I have been getting a lot of great emails.  Hopefully, some of these deals can come in handy for the rest of you.  Have you seen any awesome ones you want to share?  Now, is a great time to haul.      
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Shrewdle
BEAUTY MASTER Shrewdle / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
yeah I think I'm going to have to call them tomorrow... :(  see post
jozkid
Before and After: Transformations
How about a little spin on "what are you wearing"? I'm putting myself out there right now with a not very flattering "before" and a much more forgiving "after." Come and join me in some transformation magic!    Before:   After:   The Tools:
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Thank you, Blackwhiskey!! :)   see post
andyhtrieu
Products you regret not buying
What are some products you regret NOT buying? For me, it's the Estee Lauder Heat Wave Illuminating Powder. I'm so mad because it's so pretty! I walked past it in stores so many times and now it's taunting me because a YouTuber mentioned it.     
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sweetieeee
BEAUTY MASTER sweetieeee / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
That what i heard too! And i missed out on that as well//: grr. see post
bratknits
Spectacular September Hauls
This hasn't been started yet so I'll give it a go.  Today is the last day that SiJCP has an extra 25% off clearance so I stopped in to poke around before I start up the smoker for tonight.  I grabbed all these goodies for $30.  
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Mcakes
BEAUTY SAVANT Mcakes / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I got my Elizabeth and Clarke shipment today so that counts as my first haul of the month I suppose lol.  Love all the shirts, I am always amazed at the quality and fit... see post
xoemilyox
Helllppp!? What am I doing wrong??
First off let me tell you how sorry I am at the length of this post. I really can't sum up my predicament in a few short sentences because if I do, there might be additional questions from readers and so I just figured to be very lengthy in my wording. Okay, so I have annoying skin that reacts rather oddly with foundation. It's great and all, right up until I put on any kind of foundation/bb cream/etc. There are days, granted, that my bb cream will look dewy and beautiful on my skin, but more often than not, it looks like crap. I exfoliate every day, twice in fact; once at night with just a regular wash cloth, and once in the morning with a Clarisonic. I've read online not to exfoliate everyday, or heck, even twice, but I seriously have to. In addition to my extremely dry, flakey, patchy skin (which of course only shows up on foundation), I also have an oily t-zone (combination skin), as well as annoying sebaceous filaments (another reason why I have to exfoliate). At night, I use Philosophy Purity Cleanser, after which I use circle motions with a towel to exfoliate and use Ren ClearCalm 3 Replenishing Gel Cream in conjunction with Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Clinical Concentrate Radiance Booster (I just received in the mail the Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Treatment, so I'm going to use that tonight and see how I like it), and I wake up with nice, dewy, clear, fresh skin. In the morning, once I exfoliate and such with my Clarisonic with Philosophy Purity Cleaner, I apply Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner, Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, Dr. Jart Ceramidin Liquid, and Dr. Jart Ceramidin Cream. After waiting about 40 minutes for that to sink in while I straighten my hair, I then put on a primer. Everything is just fine and dandy at this point; nice, soft, dewy skin. Then comes the foundation/bb cream/etc. part and everything just goes down hill from here. The only method I use that I can at least try to achieve "normal" looking skin with the face makeup is with my fingers, and that only works with a bb cream or a tinted moisturizer. Forget about foundation, that just looks cakey, streaky, and nasty as heck on my skin. Things start to look brighter, however, by the time I apply Laura Mercier's Translucent Powder with her Velour Puff in a patting application, only on my t-zone (oh and let me say, actually it's really only my t-zone that suffers through the heartache of looking absolutely horrendous, ESPECIALLY after like 2 hours of application). But like I said, that only works with a tinted moisturizer or bb cream. I can't wear regular foundation or mineral powder cause that just makes matters worse, not to mention I have very very very fair skin, which means even the lightest shade of makeup doesn't even come close, which is why I've had to go to a Korean brand of bb creams to match me. Pleasssseee help me. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Everything just looks so cakey. I have very good skin but it's so red and I just don't have enough self confidence to go completely bare faced. Helllllppp!  
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What I see is too much exfoliation, which causes facial redness. I wouldn't call your skin combination, rather unbalanced, as it's going through the war every day. Skin ... see post
newandaddicted
Makeup haul...at work? Say Whaaat?
So I'm in healthcare.  I worked in the office today instead of doing direct patient care.     One of my sweet coworkers knows how I feel about makeup and brought me these goodies.  She said she wasn't ever going to use them and I could have them.     She also gave me a bunch of dry to combination skin moisturizers...the yellow one (no spf) but my skin is oily so I'm going to see if any family wants them.   I don't think these samples are very old.  I smelled a few and they seemed ok.  I also got some makeup remover, one with oil in it and the other is clear blue.     I haven't used any makeup from this brand, but I have the dramatically different moisturizer and I love it, but it doesn't have any SPF.   I can't believe my luck today.   How do Clinique's eyeshadows wear?
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, newandaddicted!  Congratulations; what a nice colleague!  The Clinique eye shadows and blushes are nice.  The two palettes that look alike on the right in the back l... see post
Brie514
First impressions
  After trying a product once or twice I usually have it sorted into three fairly ridged categories: love, no, or meh.   Once a product has entered the "no' opinion category it takes a lot for me to re-evaluate it. Recently, I've been trying to give things a better chance by playing with my primers. I always used to be of the opinion that if a product didn't work with the rest of my regular makeup routine, it wasn't for me.   Most recently, I've changed my opinion of Marc Jacobs Kiss Pops. The first time I used them, after reapplying I would end up with balls of product on my lips and I gave most of mine away. Using a hydrating primer made that product leap from my "no" to "love' list. What products have surprised you once you gave them another chance?  
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love high liner. I got the 100pt perk and I really loved how smooth it is. I use a brush with my YSL one. Good to know for this one. see post
Tirah
New Urban Decay Pallet
Here is the new Urban Decay pallet. It is for the 21 Days of Beauty event at Ulta but is available now.  
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lyravega
HALL OF FAMER lyravega / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you. I just watched it... I think I'll pass... Here's the video:   see post
Blackwhiskey
No Mirror CHALLENGE
We've all seen this on youtube, if you haven't.. go do so and have a laugh - maybe I'm always laughing and thinking to myself that it'd be fun to try this. Sometimes I say "there's no way they can mess up that bad, come on.." So I decided, why not make a thread about it?  I want to see pictures, be it one or a ton, to show how good we can apply makeup without a mirror - it's hard!  I used all products I use when I do the works, which is almost every day.  A lot of people know my liquid liner skills.. I used it here.. but it didn't come out as great as I wanted!   If you're interested in the lipstick shade, it's Shanghai Express by NARS.  Sorry for the lighting, it's either this or suffer a heatstroke in my bathroom (it's hot in there). 
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY WHIZ TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
That was me. :D The way she was gazing off-camera it looked like she had a mirror not only in front of her but also on a table below the camera view. The downward glance... see post
meganlisa
Nars Audacious Lipstick up on Sephora
29 colors…all in stock….
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CuriousCannibal
BEAUTY MASTER CuriousCannibal / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I think I have about 8 on my list...the reds are killing me because I want most of them. Some are similar but different enough to justify them...I just don't know what t... see post
crod1991
Return policy for something I don't like
I bought some powder thing.. I don't really like it. I have my receipt and I only used it once but there is a problem.. I don't have the box it came in. Can I still return it? 
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crod1991
BEAUTY BUFF crod1991 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks so much.  see post
notcreative
Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel
My love for Sephora continues. I was sent a comped, brand new, full sized Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel (launching 08-26-14) to review. I will use it for the first time tonight, so check back to this post if the product interests you.    
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Heatoyos1
HALL OF FAMER Heatoyos1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I keep coming back to Origins because it's the best spot remover I've found. So worth the price!   I didn't like the Clinique one, and I have yet to try Murad's.  see post
IRISHQUEEN
Which 1 To Choose? I'm Stuck......
I have Green Eye's and Light to Med. Skin w/ Neutral Undertones ( that I feel lean more cool, but I could be way off base ). Never owned any of these pallets or Dior shadows ( I have 2 pot UD shadows that I have played with a bit ). Can y'all please tell me what you think would be best? I am SO stuck. Thought a/b the new NARS shadow but never committed b/c I haven't heard anyone saying anything else about them but did notice 1 color (that I think would be nice, lol) is out. SO, here we go : OR OR   OR.      Want to make sure the lighter colors show well & I don't have to "cake" it on. I want a n easy/fast and pretty way to do a wash of color to eye's or doll them up just a bit. So, what do y'all suggest? Y'all are experts on all these pallets & I have no clue  !Thanks in Advance! 
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IRISHQUEEN
BEAUTY BOSS IRISHQUEEN / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Good deal @ANDYHTRIEU ! I have been worried about it since I did it! Gaaah, just another cool move from a cool cat like me :) !  Thanks for being sweet about it. see post
Blackwhiskey
Mall pet peeves
Okay so some of you know I went out to Mexico. Reason was for a dentist appointment, everything was done yesterday and today i'm in pain (not excruciating, but I don't want to touch my face much still).. I went to MAC and Sephora for two reasons.. Russian Red and some eyeshadows. Both sephoras have the same eyeshadows for the new artist shadow MUFE so I just started looking at other stuff. I ended up buying 'The real steal' which comes with the benefit they're real mascara and the they're real push up liner. YES, I wanted to try it and I'm not paying extra money for the liner Anyway, I was headed back to where I had parked and a makeup beauty stand in the middle of the mall stopped me, mind you i kept saying no but they pulled me in with their hurried insistance? that even a word? I'm pretty sure the brush they used to appy their mineral foundation was dirty, but I was wearing my glasses so when I took them off reluctantly I couldn't really see. He was so rough when applying that know my cheek where I had work done hurts. I just told them thanks and I'll buy something tomorrow when I get paid. They even told me I should return my sephora stuff to buy theirs.. what? .. Anyway, the foundation he put was like two shades darker than my skin. What was he thinking? Geez. One thing is other kiosks trying to lure you in, but when it's makeup ones.. ugh. 
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LarissaLaDonna
BEAUTY WHIZ LarissaLaDonna / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Ouch,I'm sorry to hear that. I love the Mac store. I could just stay in there all day!. Starbucks is a pretty darn good choice. I go get coffee,when,I've had a rough day... see post
annypoo
Hair conditioner for colored/damaged hair
I had my hair done colored in May and the stylist had to bleach it because I have black hair and its been previously processed. I usually just use Pantene pro v conditioner, then I switched to Aussie 3 minute moisture conditioner. Recently I bought Its a 10 conditioner to see if trying a higher brand would help. I am looking for more options to test out which will help get my hair smooth.   Do you have any suggestions for conditioner for colored/damaged hair? My hair gets so knotty and tangly, especially when it is wet. I naturally have straight medium hair asian hair (not thick but not thin/fine either).
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annypoo
HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, I use it everytime I wash my hair because i NEED to use a conditioner or I can forget about even trying ot brush my hair after a shower see post
redwagon44
Budget skincare routine
My sister asked me for help in finding her some new skin care products. Her biggest concerns are enlarged pores on her nose and cheeks, post-acne scarring on her chin, and wrinkle prevention.    Her skin is oily and slightly blemish prone, and she is 26. She is currently using Clinique foaming face wash and gel lotion. I'd like to get her away from foaming products and mineral oil, but the catch is that she can't spend more than $25 ish per product and I don't have experience with stuff in that range.    Any suggestions? I'm thinking it would be good to first switch the face wash out, then the lotion, then add in a toner and serum. 
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jemly
BEAUTY SAVANT jemly / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
you're right, occlusive is what i meant, i'll edit my post to reflect my mistake. its benefits you mention are fair enough,   but the nature of my post still holds tru... see post
JojoL
Oily skin - Want Glowing look but matte texture!!
I have oily skin, but I am fond of the dewy glowing look! Not the oily shining look! I want to know exactly how I can create this look? I know I need to do strong oil control at skin care and base, so that I can use a dewy/glowy foundation.  But I see on Korean girls, even before makeup their skin is SUPER glowing.  How can I get that???   I was trying to attach a photo but somehow I can't I'll figure how to attach a photo. Pls advise me how oily skin can get glowing dewy skin without the oily shine!!!! thank you!!!!  
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi all! Looks like the thread is going in a different direction and will be closed for further comments.  There is already a lot of great advice here so please take from... see post
redwagon44
MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show collection!!
I need somewhere to track all of the awesomeness of this collection. Below is what I've read will be released, but I haven't seen any pictures, so post if you find any!! I know all of those lipsticks will be coming to live with me.. and the lip pencil, and probably the eye shadows, and really anything that can be described as 'sparkling chunky gold' needs to be mind.    Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection:  Lipsticks:  Sahara: (Matte) Yellowish Brick-Red Riri VS: Vivid Blush Red Amplified Cream Sin: Deep Dark Blue Red (Matte) Deep Love: Deep Raspberry Blue Wine (Matte) Lip Pencil: Vino: Intense Violet Purple Eye Shadows: Graphic Style:  Deep Silver Veluxe Pearl Original Plexi: Soft Muted White and Pearl Frost Carbon Black: Intense Matte Black Bold Babe: Greyish Blue with Pearl Frost Blackberry: Muted Burgundy - Plum Brown (Matte) Crystal: Violet DuoChrome w/ Pearlized Pigments (Frost) Greasepaint Stick: B* Bright Yellow Blue Intense Black Superslick Liquid Eyeliner: On the Hunt: True Black Chromographic Pencil: Black Basic Red: Primary Red Powder Blush: Crazed Imagination Sheertone Shimmer Sculpt and Shape Powder: Bone Beige Emphasis Nude Cream / Tan Set Powder: Invisible Pigment: Rock Red - Sparkling Burgundy Zoom Fast Black Lash: Deepest Black Lashes: 7 Length - Natural Everyday Glam  Glitter: Gold - Sparkling Chunky Gold 3D Black - Black Glitter and silver holographic mixed in Nail Lacquer: Bad Fairy: Red with multi changing pearlized pigments (Pearl) Formidable: Teal Green with Pink Multi-changing pearlized pigments (Pearl)         EEEeeee!!! So excited   Anyone else shivering with antici..........         ...pation???
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redwagon44
HALL OF FAMER redwagon44 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Release date on October 2nd!!   see post
honurose
Getting tired of Neutral, Nudes and soft eyeshadow looking to switch things up but not sure to what?
mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You know I love Mr. ford. :) I have Orchid Haze. Love it!  see post
jennilynnnn
Vibrant Violet/Purple Lippies!
So, I really want to try a really vibrant violet lip color. I looked in past threads to get ideas but the last post was about a year ago and, let's be real, a whole lot of new makeup products come out in a year. So I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions! I am not looking for anything dark or vampy. I am contemplating Too Faced Violet Melted Lipstick. If anyone has any other ideas I would really appreciate it!
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
  Now that I look at the swatches, some of these don't look very purple or violet, but they are on my lips. So part of it might be the lighting. It also might look ... see post
blushnglow
Eyeshadow trends from Fall 2014 campaigns
Some campaigns from Charlotte Tillbury, Rodarte (Nars), Chanel and Dior (pics posted below) have featured pink/red/fuscia eyeshadows for their Fall campaigns.  My question to all of you is, what are your makeup application tips for me to try that same trend and interpret for a casual day look?  I may even want to wear that to work too. I don't want to look like I have a bruised eye or a puffy eye that has been crying all night.  I"d like to be able to take my sunglasses off and look my friends in the eye at lunch and not get funny looks.  Just for reference my complexion is pale with subtle yellow undertones but can pull more neutral at times.  (3yo3, Chanel B10 or BR20 approx). Does anyone have shade recommendations? Application tips??  Thanks!
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lyravega
HALL OF FAMER lyravega / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied