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Blackwhiskey
Kat von D's new lippies
Anyone know their exact release date? 
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Blackwhiskey
HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
These lipsticks are available to order as of today. 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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laura819
BEAUTY PRO laura819 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Wow! I am always amazed at how well you pull off color - I am so scared of it!!!! Amazing as always Lari! Love the lip too! see post
StyleLynn
Ipsy July 2014
I received the first sneak peek for Ipsy in my inbox this morning and figured I should share and get the July discussion going    Sneak Peek #1 Everyone will be receiving 1 of these 2 items from bareMinerals   Sneak Peek #2 Everyone will be receiving 1 of these 2 items   Sneak Peek #3 Everyone will be receiving 2 of these items    Sneak Peek #4 Everyone will be receiving 1 of these items
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StyleLynn
HALL OF FAMER StyleLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Someone wants you and me both to try Pur-lisse! Should we breakdown and try it? Haha see post
bknight12
eyeshadow primer
will concealing my eyelids and then applying an eyeshadow primer work to keep my eyeshadow on all day?  
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DiVWA
BEAUTY MASTER DiVWA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I disagree with the comments that concealer doesn't work for shadow primer. I do agree that primer helps keep eyeshadow on all day. But I alternate using primer with usi... see post
crazycray
My eyelashes don't curl
My eyelashes don't curl... at all !! Is there a certain mascara I can use? I curl my lashes and they stay for a couple seconds but then go flat again. Help??
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ghkim
HALL OF FAMER ghkim / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
make sure you are curling your lashes when they are bone dry. if you are just out of the shower or trying to curl them in the bathroom soon after a shower, then they may... see post
MintyLotus
Does anyone else dislike the TF Chocolate Bar palette?
I feel like this is a palette that is an all-around favorite for a lot of people (other than a few people that I've seen who complain about the smell). I regret buying it a lot, though. I'm honestly not sure what it is about it, but I can't seem to get it to work for me no matter what I do. The shadows are pretty pigmented, though some of them are useless to me because they're essentially just different shades of slightly sheer white. I just can't seem to make any decent looks with it. Anyone else finding it less than awesome, or have any suggestions for looks?
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Biedazzle
BEAUTY PRO Biedazzle / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Yay! Glad you like it! Looks great! I would try searching youtube for some other looks that you might like.  see post
Zpsid91
Jubilant July Hauls
It's July!!! Time to start a new thread for all the amazing July hauls from you guys! Please post all your hauls, big or small, beauty or non-beauty...can't wait to see them all!!   To start us off - here is a tiny sample haul from Dr. Hauschka
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Biedazzle
BEAUTY PRO Biedazzle / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have bronze and beige and enjoy them both! Bronze is really good if you get tan in the summer time.  see post
lPinkAllurel
Too Faced Eyeshadow Palettes
Hey Beauties! I am falling in love with my Too Faced Hello Summer Palette and i wanna try more! I see they have a good amount of options so what are you guys suggestions ?  
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MintyLotus
BEAUTY MAVEN MintyLotus / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
My favorite Too Faced palette is probably Pretty Rebel. Easy neutrals, but also many different ways to do looks with a little drama (or a lot). One of the colors is a re... see post
Girly2Shoes
Lipstick or lip gloss
Hi my dear friends, as a man I don't know much about lipstick, so I have seen many postings showing what they're wearing and they wear both lipstick and colored lip gloss - why? 
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MintyLotus
BEAUTY MAVEN MintyLotus / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Generally it's for texture/color layering.   For texture: Adding a gloss on top can smooth everything out and, of course, make things shinier. A gloss may have glitter... see post
gatsby3
Has anyone tried or swatched this palette?
The Smashbox Cherry Smoke palette?    It looks really pretty but I can't seem to find any swatches online.    http://www.sephora.com/cherry-smoke-photo-op-eye-s hadow-palette-P387264
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MintyLotus
BEAUTY MAVEN MintyLotus / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Sweet dreams are made of these. Love these colors.   Thanks for finding the swatches! see post
chupi
Subscription box photo sharing
I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies!   (I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)
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HookedOnBeauty2
BEAUTY GURU HookedOnBeauty2 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Sorry about the cancellation :(. What other boxes do you subscribe to? see post
kbmatthews
Eye makeup contest: July 2nd - 10th
**Extending deadline until July 13th**   The theme is: 4th of July vs Canada Day.     Feel free to incorporate any icons, animals, colours, shapes, etc that remind you of those two celebrations! Get creative!   Please remember this is fantasy wear, so go wild, and think outside the box!    Full rules:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Posting Rules:
 1. One eye open, one eye closed.
 2. You can have multiple entries, but please post them separately. Only your highest rated photo can win (no multiple wins for the same person in one contest)
 3. Must be of yourself not someone else.

   You will be judged on:
 Creativity
 Maintaining Theme 
Clean Work 
Use of Color   Area to be judged:
 Hair line above forehead down to cheek bone.
Hairline at temple over to mid nose.   Scoring: Heart count ~ Vote for one or all I have four anonymous judges, who will rank the entries, each month, by: 1st place = 10 Hearts 
2nd place = 7 Hearts
 3rd place = 5 Hearts   The judges will PM me to keep all votes private. Judges may also participate, they just can not vote for themselves.   This should a lot of fun and allow the crazy creative side to shine! Please feel free to use crystals, falsies, etc, anything to complete your design.   Please remember this is your eye area, so safety first.   What do you win? There will be a grand prize of a $50 GC to Sephora at the end of the year, and two $10 GC winners. 1st place winner gets their name entered 5 times, 2nd place get their name entered 2 times, and 3rd place gets their name entered once. The more months you play and win, the better your chances are to win! Posting Rules:
1. One eye open, one eye closed.
2. You can have multiple entries, but please post them separately. Only your highest rated photo can win (no multiple wins for the same person in one contest)
3. Must be of yourself not someone else.

 You will be judged on:
Creativity
Maintaining Theme
Clean Work
Use of Color Area to be judged:
Hair line above forehead down to cheek bone.
Hairline at temple over to mid nose. Scoring:Heart count ~ Vote for one or allI have four anonymous judges, who will rank the entries, each month, by:1st place = 10Hearts
2nd place = 7 Hearts
3rd place = 5 Hearts The judges will PM me to keep all votes private. Judges may also participate, they just can not vote for themselves. This should a lot of fun and allow the crazy creative side to shine! Please feel free to use crystals, falsies, etc, anything to complete your design. Please remember this is your eye area, so safety first. What do you win?There will be a grand prize of a $50 GC to Sephora at the end of the year, and two $10 GC winners.1st place winner gets their name entered 5 times, 2nd place get their name entered 2 times, and 3rd place gets their name entered once. The more months you play and win, the better your chances are to win!       Good luck and can't wait to see what you create!  
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thank you! The only problem is I can never make it even on my left eye. But I never wear eye makeup outside, so it doesn't really matter.    And I re uploaded the pict... see post
notcreative
First Experience at SiJCP
I went to SiJCP in search of Beauty spatulas.  They were also having a Benefit They're Real liner event, and I was interested in getting a custom skincare kit.  The first lady I talked to had no idea what spatulas I was referring to (come to find out she was not really helpful at all will explain later). Gabbi came over and showed me to the spatulas. I got the last ones. She confirmed they are not coming back in stock, which I knew thanks to the lovely Randee. I asked her if I could participate in the They're Real liner event. She grabbed the tester and started sanitizing it. I informed her that I would rather not have that put on my eyes even with sanitation and would just prefer to use the sample they were giving out for my eyes. Apparently, they ran out the first day of the event (whenever that was). That was odd, because I overheard a different associate talking about a headpiece she was wearing and she said Benefit sent them a bunch of stuff for the event. I almost said but refrained that it would have been nice if they sent more liner. I could not care less about their fancy accessories, but I would have liked to try the liner. I cannot be the only one who does not want the tester to touch my eyes. I saw the tip, and I doubt alcohol could sanitize it well enough.   I needed $45 to qualify for Rouge, so I figured I might as well go for it. There were nowhere near enough spatulas alone to get me there, so I found a few other items. I wanted a custom skincare kit, but they were fresh out. When the first lady scanned me up, she said I re-qualified for VIB. Correction, that was months ago. She called another employee (the one who was loving the Benefit accessories) over and she concurred that my Rouge status would not be effective yet, because my last purchase was less than 24 hours ago. It updated online already, so I thought that was weird. Anyway, I told her just to ring up the spatulas. I did ask her for samples, and she gave me the Murad one and the Philosophy perfume. Two more than I ever get in a freestanding store.   On my way out, I noticed a sale section that has some of the same items in the website's sales section, but the prices were better. I grabbed a few. This time, Gabbi checked me out. She mentioned that I was $9 and some change off from Rouge, which was odd because I thought the items would have gotten me there. I added one more item on to get me over. Yay. I made Rouge. She insisted on finding me a kit with a lipstick, which was very nice of her. At first she mentioned getting me a mirror, but she said they were out. A completely different lady told her she should give me a packet full of samples, which she did! I was very happy about that.   When I got home, I noticed that the Beauty insider account number on the spatula receipt was not even mine. I wish I would have noticed when I was in the store. It makes sense now that I think about it, because there is no way I would just be qualifying for VIB. I hope whoever I qualified is grateful I got her/him there. However, I want the purchase transferred to my account, so I sent Randee a pm. Gabbi put the second purchase on my Beauty insider account, so I would have qualified the first time if the unhelpful lady would have used my account. I am actually glad it worked out the way it did. I doubt I would have stopped by the sales section had I already qualified. The lady who suggested I get the bag of Rouge samples was not at the register the first time either, so I would have missed those as well. That lady never even heard me ask for samples, so it was so nice of her to offer them out of the blue. Overall, I rate my first experience a B (taking points off for having a They're Real event without samples they are advertising, and ringing me up on the wrong Beauty Insider account despite giving her my VIB card). I cannot really hold the lack of skincare samplers against them as items sell out when they're good.   One final thought, I am glad I saw the Divergent polish in person and never ordered it first. As I never return anything, I would have been mighty upset that two of the colors were grossly separated, and I could not shake them back to normal (yes I tried, because all 6 polishes were on sale for $5.99)!  
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I should shop at SiJCP more often, because I liked getting samples.  Too bad the stores have such a small product selection. see post
StephaniLynn
Ulta Jumbo Sale. Suggestions Please!
As yall may know Ulta is having a sale on jumbo shampoo and conditioners. I want to take advantage of this. Does anyone have any suggestions on which ones I should try?   I'm looking for a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner since I do dye my hair(I've striped twice and bleached it once in the last 4 months & in the next couple of days I'm dying it to go back natural) and use hot tools on it.   Thanks in advance!
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kats858
BEAUTY MAVEN kats858 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I really like the red Redken, for colored hair. see post
lPinkAllurel
PRODUCTS YOU REGRET BUYING
Hey Beauties ! I was just here thinking and browsing the Sephora site along with my collection and it made me think about some stuff that just wasn't worth all the hype or wasn't all that . Most recently for me it has been the Benefit There Real Push up liner, it just wasn't a good consistency in my opinion and i totally could have done without it but anyway i thought i would start the discussion of what products have you purchased that wasn't worth the hype or you regret getting
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MK89
HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I regret buying Lollibalm from Benefit. I was so excited for it but it hardly shows up on my lips AT ALL. I get that it's sheer but it's useless to me, just like a clear... see post
gmoss90
OK AM I THE ONLY ONE?!?
When I taught school my makeup routine lasted a whole 19 minutes tops!  Then out the door I went!  Now that I have more time on my hands, I'mfinding that IT TAKES ME ABOUT AN HOUR to apply pprimer, concealer, eyeshadow pallets, eyebrows, mascara primer, mascara, and on and on... THEN I HAVE TO CLEAN MY BRUSHES!  THERES GOT TO BE AN EASIER WAY... I SEE ALL YOU  BEAUTIES OUT THER LOOKING GORGEOUS EVERY DAY!! HOW DO YOU DO IT WITNOUT SPENDING 2 HOURS AT LEAST?? PLEASE LET ME IN ON THE SECRET.  I WANT TO BE BEAUTIFULTOO, ITS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO ME BC IVE BEEN SICK... MY EYELASHES FELL OUT AND EYEBROWS ARE SPARSE.  PLEASE HELP!
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armybeauty
Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquers
Has anyone seen swatches of the new Smashbox Lip Lacquers? I'm super curious about them, but I'm not sure if I want to make the drive to check them out in person at a stand-alone Sephora.   http://www.sephora.com/smashbox-be-legendary-long- wear-lip-lacquer-P387176
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amg717
BEAUTY RESIDENT amg717 / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
I was wondering the same thing. I can't find color swatches online anywhere.  see post
lucyshnoosy
I went to a Sephora store opening on 7/11
Details: The new store opened in Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island. They opened at 10:00.  I got there about 10:10 and there were already lots of people in the store and arriving. I was glad to see they were getting a good response. Everything was so pristine!!! Brand new, untouched items for testers. Perfectly spotless shopping baskets. I wished everything could stay perfect like that. The Sephora staffers were very friendly and helpful. I got lots of individual help trying products, getting advice, and so on. The store was offering a very nice gift with a $50 purchase. It was a (boxed, with cards) Alex and Ani bracelet. I think this was a great choice for 2 reasons: - Alex and Ani is a Rhode Island-based company and their flagship store is right next to Garden City Center.   - The bangle was the “Arms of Strength” Charity by Design starfish bracelet. The starfish has a pretty pink BCA crystal on it.  A&A gives 20% of the proceeds from the bracelet to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. This is another local, Rhode Island organization. (There were representatives from the foundation at the opening, and info was put in the Sephora bags.) I absolutely love that the store picked a promotion that benefits charity, and that they worked with local companies. This was so much nicer than if they had given away some “made in China” plastic doodad that said Sephora on it. Well done!  :-) There wasn’t anything specifically for Rouges, such as a preview party, and so on. But the bracelet promo was great. (And I loved that it is silver toned, so it goes with my other A&A bracelets!)   All in all, I really liked the store and staff.
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H216
BEAUTY GURU H216 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
That sounds like a great event. I like that the gift will last you a very long time! I like it's from a local shoppe too! Every time you wear the bracelet it will remind... see post
laksjdhfg
acne treatments
I have oily/acne prone skin, I've been breaking out a lot lately. I get a lot of cyst like too and brown spot discoloration afterwards. What is the best acne cleanser and spot treatment? I'm older and it's quite embarrassing for me. I'm getting frustrated. I've tried dermatologist and honestly it's been a waste of my money. I've tried p.t.Roth, ddf, murad... help please!
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY BOSS HarlemJPN / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Have u tried Acanya? It worked for me when Aczone didn't. Obviously, everyone's skin is different, though! see post
Leallen
Concealer Question
Does anybody know a good concealer that covers dark under-eye circles and doesnt crease? I am fair skin toned and currently use cliniques line smoothing concealer, but it still creases under my eyes even when I use a setting powder on top.
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jemly
BEAUTY BUFF jemly / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
hydrating concealer with good fair skin tone options. NARS radiant creamy concealer. i went through a phase last winter where my under eye circles specifically got insa... see post
mozy63
Is the Too Faced Chocolate Palette better than the origial Naked palette?
annypoo
HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I personally like the original naked palette better. Don't get me wrong, the chocolate palette is nice and everything, I just prefer the naked palette. I find the naked ... see post
marygxx
A Matte Lipstick For Fair Skin?
I'm looking for a matte lipstick that would flatter my light complexion. I am most comfortable with shades of pink. I want a color that's not too bold, and is more for wearing in the daytime. I've been told that the Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in True Pink would suit me, but I would like some more ideas. Any suggestions of colors I should wear? Any tips on picking a lip color that suits my skin tone?
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jemly
BEAUTY BUFF jemly / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
oh absolutely try nars nars pure matte lipstick in Bangkok. one of my very very favorite neutral pinks.  see post
Attie
Foundation for multiple concerns
I have truly oily skin (like an oil slick within 2 hours after washing my face) & can't use intense cleansers because I also have hormonal skin from breastfeeding.  I've found a skincare routine that's acceptable for the time-being, but cannot settle on a foundation I like.  My MAC foundations have been oxidizing to horrid shades & I cannot for the life of me find a MUFE HD shade that comes close to matching.  I've become so overwhelmed by being unable to be matched in stores that I don't know if I'm even trying good foundations for my skin.  But here's the final catch: I'm allergic to aloe.  So anything by Clinique is completely out of the question & so are several other brands.  I'm hoping someone can help!
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
The MUFE Mat Velvet is great for oily skin, but the shade range isn't great. I don't have a shade in that foundation. Something comparable to that would be the Estee Lau... see post
issyxo
Skincare routine for oily skin ?
Hey all, I need recommendations on a skincare routine. I have oily skin, and there has been times that I breakout. I'm not sure if it's because I don't cleanse my skin well, or if it's just the foundation that I use. So far I wash my face every morning and night. I use Philosophy to take off my makeup first, then I use the clarisonic gel cleanser with the clarisonic machine which I love. Is there something I'm missing ? How do you care for your oily skin ?
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Attie
BEAUTY MAVEN Attie / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
My first question for you is how oily are you? Does the oil show up pretty much right after you cleanse, after a couple of hours, a few hours, several hours to midday? I... see post
kats858
Fool proof hair color?
I'd like to color my hair at home to cover up white hairs (never did it, as my hairdresser is great, but I won't be able to see him for a couple of months so I need a solution for the meantime). Any hints or fool-proof products? One of those that are like coloring shampoos, maybe? I have no clue! I have dark brown hair. Thanks a lot
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kats858
BEAUTY MAVEN kats858 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thanks for your response! My hairstylist lives in Brazil - I'm originally from there and go back for work 3-4 times a year, which used to be enough for my whites before ... see post
versai
Tarte Rainforest After Dark..when?!
I did a search before posting this but WHEN is Sephora going to be selling this beautiful palette in store? I keep hitting my zip code daily for search and it comes up with NADA I dont buy make up without seeing it first and I have store credit so i cant get it anywhere else, really. Just wondering! Thx! And if this is a repost it was an accident!~~
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gogreyhound
BEAUTY MASTER gogreyhound / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
QVC has it, and tons of other Tarte products... just sayin'... :) see post
Ferret123
Senior Portraits of a No Makeup Kind of Girl
Senior portraits are coming up and I don't know what makeup to put on. I never wear makeup except some cover up, so I want a look that isn't too much makeup and has a natural almost bare look, but will look good on camera. Also I have round eyes and an oval shaped head, oh and short wavy hair. Thanks for your advice!
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Ferret123
Ferret123 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you all for your great advice! I now have a lot to go on :) see post
xxmakeupguruxx
Need help choosing a liquid eyeliner!
So I have been experimenting with liquid eyeliners for a little bit and have been trying some that really haven't been working out for me lately. I first tried Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner and it was a deep dark black and it went on very nice and glossy (which I like) but the felt tip began to come off in little balls and whenever going over the line it would remove the liner . I have been also using the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and that is a brush tip which I have found is better than the Stila at application but again has been taking away the liner if you are to go over it a second time. I'm looking for a pen type eyeliner which a semi-glossy finish that doesn't wear off or take away the line when going over it and is good for cateye/winged eyeliner. Has anyone tried the Alexa Chung Eye do Liquid Eyeliner, I heard that was good but I'm not entirely sure.  
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Joannimation
BEAUTY GURU Joannimation / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I haven't tried the Alexa Chung one, but I've tried the Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner, and that one is amazing! the tip is very firm and makes it very easy to get a precise line... see post
taynicshel
Best foundation for me for my wedding day?
I am getting married in april and want a good quality foundation to wear that will last all day and will still look good in pictures. I want a foundation that is NOT a powder. I tend to have somewhat oily skin and have blemishes that I need covered. I also have somewhat sensitive skin. I also need it to be somewhat reasonably priced. I cannot spend more than $45 on it. I would LOVE it if you could give me multiple examples. Please help!
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Panda168
HALL OF FAMER Panda168 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree. Definitely do some trial runs with it because it is super easy to overuse this foundation and have it end up looking caked on. see post
weeeeweeeeeee
organic cotton vs non?
Hey all. I am running low on cotton, so I need to stock up soon. I normally but the best deal I can find for cotton pads, but since I have some drugstore credit, I might venture out. Is there any difference between organic cotton and regular cotton? Are there any benefits in buying the organic cotton?
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reflectsgold
BEAUTY GURU reflectsgold / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have the Shiseido cotton rounds but as far as organic, i like the ones from walgreens. see post