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Tirah
Does anyone else sit at their vanity just to look at their makeup?
Not applying or playing, but just looking all the pretty colors and how you have them displayed?  This is a bit of a beauty confession but looking at my collection makes me happy and inspires me.
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melove2shop
BEAUTY RESIDENT melove2shop / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
Well I don't have a vanity...but I have several shelves in my closet that I love to organize, clean, etc . It makes me so happy on a stressful day. Glad to hear I'm not ... see post
andyhtrieu
Why do you buy high end products?
This thought popped into my head this morning and I asked myself, "why do  i buy high end products?" I buy a few high end products because there's more options, finishes, and shades to choose from.    Do you shop high end because of the different shades and options? or is it because you like brand name products? 
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jcmb
BEAUTY PRO jcmb / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Why do I buy high end products? Well ANDY...I wouldn't have bought a NARS Audacious lipstick this evening if you hadn't ever posted that wonderful picture because I woul... 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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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Well, great purchase because it is amazing on you! 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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Manda
HALL OF FAMER Manda / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It was pretty amusing. I think she even knows who I am now. Poor hair straightening ladies. She should be luckily that I wasn't like: Puh, she doesn't need it straighten... see post
ChicDabbler
LUV TB: Lost Unicorn for VIBRouge Traveling Box
--closed-- Box of awesome high end items and unicorns, show me yours and I'll show you mine, lol. While I’m not “ancient”, I’ve been on BeautyTalk WAY longer than I ever expected and have made some very good friends….as well as been enabled into getting WAY more makeup, lol. It is getting a bit overwhelming and as much as I like pretty things, my style is more minimalist, so I don’t reaaally need 6 or 7 jars of Guerlain meteorites etc. To help revamp/reorganize my stash as well as having some fun with the awesome friends I’ve made, I’m doing the LUV TB.    It contains lots of makeup that I love but never use, altho I couldn’t bear to part with any perfumes or majority of the skincare, so you ladies will have to make up for it along the way. Keep it classy, with high end and preferably new or lightly used things. No drugstores. Since it’s got tons of expensive items, I asked people I trust who are interested, so the box is closed. If it goes well, I may do another one next year when I've accumulated enough treasures. =P   Expand below to see the rules, taken from the awesome roxystar4 and slightly simplified:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills. Donts’s ■ DON'T keep the box for more than two days. Keep it moving! If you are traveling or a special circumstance comes up, we can work to rearrange things ■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. New or lightly used only ■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB. ■ DON'T swatch items from the box.  ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value. Do’s ♥ High-end and unicorn items only. Keep it classy ♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not. ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully!  ♥ Post pictures of what you are taking out and putting in.   Allowed: ☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items ☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!) ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!) Not allowed: ☆Pre-made samples ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands  ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items ☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!) If you cannot take photos, Do Not Sign Up, please *******PUT BETTER OR EQUAL PRICED ITEMS IN FOR WHAT YOU TAKE OUT TO KEEP UP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BOX*********   Also, please pick up a large priority box at the post office prior to receiving the box. This is so we can streamline things (get the box to everyone faster in case the box breaks or there's a spill). -send your address to the person above you -post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in BEFORE you send the box on. * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills.Donts’s■ DON'T keep the box for more than two days. Keep it moving! If you are traveling or a special circumstance comes up, we can work to rearrange things■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. New or lightly used only■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB.■ DON'T swatch items from the box. ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value.Do’s♥ High-end and unicorn items only. Keep it classy♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not.♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM.♥ Package things carefully! ♥ Post pictures of what you are taking out and putting in. Allowed:☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!)☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)Not allowed:☆Pre-made samples☆ NO used/swatched lip wands ☆Heavily used items☆ Drugstore items☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)If you cannot take photos, Do Not Sign Up, please *******PUT BETTER OR EQUAL PRICED ITEMS IN FOR WHAT YOU TAKE OUT TO KEEP UP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BOX********* Also, please pick up a large priority box at the post office prior to receiving the box. This is so we can streamline things (get the box to everyone faster in case the box breaks or there's a spill).-send your address to the person above you-post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in BEFORE you send the box on.   Positions are flexible as long as you let me know a couple days beforehand. Right now here's the list: ChicDabbler ghkim katief241981 rikkie AznAngelLiz Missie772 beethousand WendyOMGWar DesertRose0706 Britlee303 anb0906 jellybean917 wingatprsct BeautyJunkie325 mlmac LindenAnn kalex thesupergirl RJAMLT KITKAT2383 It's my first box, so I'm capping it at 20. Wait list: - Sparklekai - myxducky - Oklady2013   That's all, have fun ladies! XD
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Zpsid91
HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ooooo ...ahhhhh...so many pretties! see post
irenet
What was your very First purchase at Sephora and Why take the plunge?
We've all been there...a bag full of unused or disappointing make up from the drug store, which I still like but without the ability to try before buy you end up with a lot of fails. Then you find Sephora and wonder, is the price worth it? You try a few things, you like a few things, you see the price tag and tell yourself: "Eh, I can go with ramen noddles for a week to afford this." And then you buy it. What was your first purchase? Why did you choose it? I always like hearing other stories like this. Share on!
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lilica2468
lilica2468 / NEWCOMER / replied
i was already using MAC make up for the past 3 years but than i discovered the naked pallet 2 and my bank account went down hill from that haha   see post
lew132
How often do you replace clarisonic brush heads?
I know "they" say you're supposed to replace them every 3 months, but how often do you really replace them?    Confession: I haven't changed mine in 8 months.  I rinse it with alcohol, but I haven't actually replaced it.  
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY GURU HarlemJPN / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I change around every 4-5 months. I don't use mine daily - only about 3x/week. I clean and dry it after every use.  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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DiVWA
HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
True! see post
ashleynne
What is your top 5 favorite skincare/cosmetic products? Go!
  Mine are:   1. Skyn Iceland "The Antidote Daily Lotion" 2. Estee Lauder "Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream" 3. Urban Decay "24/7 eye pencil" (in a variety of colors) 4. Tarte "Lipsurgence" (again, in a variety of colors lol) 5. Lancome Blush Subtil (in two colors)  
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carolang
HALL OF FAMER carolang / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
1. Can I just say multiple Anastasia products so I actually have eyebrows? (gel, powder, brow wiz!) 2. Glamglow 3. Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial 4. YSL Rouge Volup... see post
meagboho
Show us your vanity/make up set up!
I searched around and saw storage but not many vanities.     I just got my vanity in today, I'm probably going to get a chest to store everything else, because these drawers are small! They also don't open all the way.  This is my set up for now.   Whats your set up like? 
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MLennon
BEAUTY BUFF MLennon / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
This is  so beautiful!!  see post
kalex
Collections and Wife vs Husband
The other day I had the following exchange with my husband and I thought you all might appreciate it!   Husband - (gestures towards dresser where I have about 40 bottles of perfume displayed) "Do you ever look at all those bottles lined up and think, 'I have a problem'"? Me - "No." Husband - "Huh." Me - "Do you ever look at your one bottle of cologne in the bathroom cabinet and think, 'I wish I had more variety'"? Husband - "No." Me - "Huh."   I find that this theme repeats itself often.  My husband has 5 pairs of shoes (black and brown dress shoes and 2 pairs of sneakers) where I have...  I don't know and you can't make me count.  My husband has about 5 pairs of jeans and a dozen t-shirts,  whereas I have vacuum bags of clothes under the bed to swap out seasons because they're not even close to all fitting in my closet or dressers. That man makes no sense. What about you and your SO?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY WHIZ TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
We're equally guilty of video games, but we're moving a lot of things digital. I no longer have banker boxes full of books since getting a Kindle, etc. We've started mut... see post
Blackwhiskey
Shallow
I woke up today and saw a picture on Facebook:  I liked a comment that said " Don't be so stereotypic.... Not all women take that long, for example, I take about 10 minutes to get ready!!! Yeah, whatever..... "   Then curiosity got the best of me and I clicked on View more comments and there I found the most.. insane comment I've read in a while.   " are you a woman? getting showered &dressed, a full face of makeup & perfect hair does not take 10 minutes. not in our world or any; I take ten minutes to hop out of bed to go to the gym. but I don't look appropriate for work or an evening out - since your profile picture is a man, I can assume you take ten minutes to get ready but for some reason can't share your beautiful, all done in ten minutes self on the internet.... hmm "   It made me cringe that someone would comment something like that. I love makeup so much but to have that kind of reasoning - to me it's just so so wrong. I'm sure most of you ladies would agree too.    Here's my message: We don't need makeup to be beautiful. We are beautiful. But the most important beauty is not physical, it is inner beauty - that's what shines through. Don't forget to smile, smile at a stranger because it can change their whole day. I may sound so cliche right now but it is what I feel. I remember walking by an elderly woman and she smiled at me and I couldn't help but smile back and that brightened up my gloomy mood. Don't let magazines or what you see on TV dictate what beauty is - we will never be happy with our looks if that were the case. Please have a great day.    “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt   “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.” ― Audrey Hepburn   “Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you.” ― Golda Poretsky  
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My boyfriend and I both slept naked only once. We cuddled and fell asleep that way (which we normally don't do) and we both woke up all sweaty. Kinda killed the sexiness... see post
Mandie831
What to do with gently used/ swatched makeup?
Any ideas on what to do with gently used or swatched makeup? Until VERY recently I did not live near a Sephora, so I would buy stuff, swatch it, not like it, or like it but never use it, and never bother to send it back. (I was in Alaska) You can't sell "used" makeup on ebay, even if it was only swatched with a q-tip. So I have an accumulation of unloved makeup and no idea what to do with it, all past the 30 day return period. Anastasia contour pallet, Naked 3, Return of Sexy pallet, Kat Von D lipstick, and so on. Not to mention a whole box of samples I will never use lol. Any ideas?
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Mandie831
SPECIAL GUEST Mandie831 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks for all the info! Will definitely check the trade thread out. :) see post
ilovemyfreckles
Has anyone bought one of those acrylic make up boxes with stacking drawers?
My Kat Von D trunk is bursting at the seams. I just wonder how deep the drawers are ,do they look classy and will they significantly improve my organisation . Apparently there's an expensive one Kim Kardasion ( cringeing just writing her name!)..uses.. Any info or recommendations would be grea! Thanks ladies!
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have Muji but I just ordered original beauty box.  Excited for the upgrade see post
chocopudding
Seattle Premium Outlet shopping/Advice for outlet shopping?
So....after two months of hectic non-stop work, I'll actually get to have some free time! I'm going the Seattle Premium Outlets this weekend with some friends, and I've actually never gone to outlet shopping before. I know, I know. Any tips for the novice here?   I noticed that their store listings has the following places:   The Cosmetics Company Store Crabtree & Evelyn Designer Fragrances L'Occitane Perfumania Are these places a good place for deals? What's the quality/quantity like generally?   TIA! <3
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY WHIZ TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Perfumania is around quite a few places but they sacrifice space to shove a lot of stock around a boring looking storespace. Claustrophobic. It isn't a popup store if th... see post
asdfkl
Does anyone else dislike drugstore makeup?
I know this may sound harsh, but I really dislike all drugstore makeup. I'm sure there are many products out that are of great quality, even better than some high end makeup, but I have never found a drugstore product that I have liked. I've tried primers, foundations, powders, eye shadows, eye liners, mascaras, lipsticks, lip glosses, and lip stains, but each product has left me disappointed. I've also tried makeup removers from the drugstore, but they also left me disappointed. Does anyone else dislike drugstore makeup? I've stopped trying drugstore makeup all together now because every product has left me disappointed; which led to quite a bit of money being wasted. I only get high end makeup now because I am rarely ever disappointed with my purchases.
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Cyll
BEAUTY PRO Cyll / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I like both and have been disappointed by both high end and low end.   Drugstore products I love: - Rimmel London natural bronzer - Rimmel London soft kohl eyeliner ... see post
AmyC
So who else pays CRAZY Ebay prices for LE items like me?
Big KVD fan here. Just scored a backup palette of Gypsy a few days ago on Ebay. Also paid ebay prices for many of her palettes, a train case etc, all no longer available. I guess you could say I am officially obsessed with her line. Please say I am not the only here that breaks down on Ebay when the right item comes along at a "justifiable" price. lol
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY SAVANT ballerinagrl / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
After experiencing Ebay addiction for a number of years, I have been cold turkey for the past 8 (oddly now husband seems to have inherited the addiction ...) see post
VerukaPrime
Regret the price, but love the result?
What's the most expensive product you've ever loved whose price made you wish your arms never had access to your credit card?    It's La Mer for me. Soooo pricey and soooo effective. 
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ThommiP
IT GIRL ThommiP / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Algenist Firming & Lifting Cream and the retinol serum that goes with it. $94 and $98, respectively. I need to get a side hustle for my Sephora habit. :( see post
Barbie20
The craziest lipstick you ever saw ?
I saw orange lipstick and green and yellow and bright blue and I thought that was crazy until I saw this         Color changing lipstick but in crazy colors.    Lipstick with cats on it            Glow in the dark lipstick      
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Closing this thread. Beauty Talk is supposed to be a fun and friendly place! Let's keep the posts and comments appropriate. We have young girls on this forum and we need... see post
Barbie20
Your makeup wish list
1.  Too faced  the secret to no makeup makeup    2. Too faced Better than sex amazing eye set   3. Yaby Eyeshadow in s world of pearl paint palette / best of both worlds  The colors are amazing at yaby cosmetics.com for those of you interested I will probably get two of the rainbow colorful palettes even though their like 136 dollars each.   I'am sure I will think of more but I just thought of these ones.        
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annypoo
HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I also have the candy glow. I really want to try the peach one! The packaging is so cute see post
Barbie20
Which too faced blush is better for fair skin the berry or candy glow ?
I like both the candy glow seems like it might be a better choice of colors though even though its 30 dollars I think I will buy one of these for blush.Before this I had clinique posey it was in a green compact it worked really well with my skin tone but that was more of a berry/ darker pink tone.
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Barbie20
BEAUTY BUFF Barbie20 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
    I love blush.     see post
Barbie20
Makeup I just bought today
1. Too faced lip injection color bomb moisture plumping lip tint in coral pop deep salmon pink   2. Too faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush  in Candy Glow rose pink shimmer , soft coral pink and peachy pink shimmer   3. FREE- samples even though I dont like the selection of samples I got the Hourglass Viel mineral primer broad spectrum spf15 , I dont even use primer nor do I know what its used for lol   FREE - Versace yellow diamond perfume sample FREE- Marc Jacobs Fragrance DOT   4. Buxom Buxom Full on Lip polish Deluxe sample in Dolly - I got this for FREE I typed in Canada deals or something like that and better free stuff came up like a LIP MINI promo code that I used weeks ago and the DOLLYLIP code I used and got this for free even though I'am not in canda I'am in America .    
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annypoo
HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here is the link for easy access: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Amazing-August-Hauls/m-p/1565924/highlight/true#M14853   It's where we share all our hauls for ... see post
heartsmyface
Keeping seasonal lippy inventory
So two nights ago I decided to pull out all my lippys and take a sorta inventory on colours and items that would be useful for summer looks. I ended up sitting there with cotton pads and systematically applying and removing one after the other, deciding if I would wear each colour this season or not.   I must say I'm sitting pretty with quite a few bright summery lippys. the colours I deemed too dark were shuffled to the back of my drawer. i ended up putting six lippys aside for either my mother or my sister to pick at if they choose cause I thought they were mistakes for me.  In the end I feel much more organized, with a better sense of what I own and my lips are super exfoliated from all the swiping and wiping.   how do the rest of you keep track of your inventory?  Or do you?   It just occurred to me that I should have been disinfecting my lippys as I went.... Oh well. 
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waterbaby1981
HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
mine are mostly in a basket in my bathroom.    Said bathroom is the downstairs bathroom, which I recently bought a Buddy bookshelf from Ikea to put in there.  Bad idea... see post
AmyC
Brand sitewide sales vs Sephora point promos.
I don't know if it's just me but over the years of makeup trial and error I have finally discovered the brands that work well for my skin and don't break me out. This being said, I am now trying to be much more savy and responsible with my money and wait for big sales (like the Tarte 30% off friends and family) vs the Sephora point perks. On the other hand, it saddens me I will miss out on the point perks as I would have NEVER tried Kate Somerville without the 500 point perk being available and two of her products have CHANGED my skin! The flip side is other 500 point perks have broken out my face and I felt were a complete waste. I just feel like with the high end brands I enjoy and crave, I must be smart with my money.
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Zpsid91
HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Soooo when are these goodie bags normally given out? I need to plan out my shopping year ;) If they're anything like the last one I got they are AWESOME!! 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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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It popped up in the feed because of the recent comments.  Before I declared the winner in my eyes (as if my opinion matters), I wanted to ensure I saw all of them.  That... see post
beauty4ashes
Glasses & Make-Up
Do you wear your make-up differently if you're wearing glasses vs. contact lenses?  What do you do differently with glasses? (the entire face, not just the eyes)                  
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DiVWA
HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No offense, but that's pretty limiting. May as well just stay in bed and not bother getting up! LOL see post
tori1968
cross dressing
im new to cross dressing and trying to learn makeup but its been harder to do than i thought
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY GURU HarlemJPN / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Little to add, too, but I wanted to welcome you! i agree -- check out you tube and don't be afraid to take risks. Learn "the rules" first about shading, concealers, fou... see post
starsandbucks
Messed Up/Funny/Off-The-Wall things makeup sales associates, aestheticians, etc have said you
I was just looking through the "What Are You Wearing" thread and looking through the list of products I suddenly realized I very rarely use concealer under my eyes anymore. It used to be one those "will not leave the without it" items. It got me thinking back to a moment many, many, MANY years ago at a Clinique counter...   I can't remember what I was shopping for (probably super double face powder because that was my HG back then. I think I was around 20 when this story happened - I'm 39 now for reference.) So anyway, the sales lady was trying to upsell me on a bunch more products of course (which, I was 20 and in college - good luck getting blood from that stone, lady) and this is what she said to me word-for-word:   "Honey, you're gorgeous but those dark circles are distracting me from the rest of your face."   Whhaaaaattt??? I honestly can't remember how I reacted or if I bought the product I went in for originally. I know that I did NOT buy any concealer though!    Have a couple more to post but BT is being super iPad unfriendly lately!   I don't want to open up any wounds with this post. Just hopefully dumb stuff SAs have said to you that you can look back on and laugh about now!    
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Tirah
BEAUTY WHIZ Tirah / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I've been fumbling around trying to find the right foundation color. I got the Color IQ done at Sephora but the brand I wanted (Urban Decay) wasn't one of my matches. Th... see post
starsandbucks
How long does it take you to do your makeup?
I have a pretty comfy makeup station and I do love me my products and I pretty much use everything from soup (primer) to nuts (setting spray). But I've noticed that instead of getting faster, I'm just getting slower and sloooower in my makeup application. I really enjoy the process of putting my makeup on - it's probably my favorite part of the day. But I feel like it's taking me a ridiculously long time to do my fairly simple everyday look (I don't vary how I do my makeup TOO much from day-to-day). So I used the timer on my phone for the past three days: 42, 50, and 52 minutes! Yikes! You ladies have seen my makeup. Nothing on my face should take 52 minutes! I know I take a long time doing my eyebrows - they're always a trouble spot for me. I'm going to TRY and speed myself up over the next few days so I can at least have more time to walk my dog in the mornings before work.    So I'm curious...how long does it take YOU to do your makeup?
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clemon
BEAUTY BOSS clemon / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Minimum 20 minutes, but if I have a lot of time on hand (i.e. not work/school day), about 40 minutes. I love those days! I can really slow done and enjoy each little ste... see post
tracygirl64
Loyalty to a Brand?
Are there any particular products/brands that you are completely loyal to?  Ever since I discovered Josie Maran's brand 3 years ago, I have not switched my skincare. That is really saying something, because I am a beauty product junkie! Also, I'm super loyal to WEN since switching to it over 2 years ago.  What beauty products/brands are you loyal to and would consider your ultimate holy grail?
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The ONLY product I've used for decades without stopping.     see post