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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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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm digging a brownish terracotta lip lately so I'm hoping it'll look like that on me. I am a little afraid of it being to brown though, we shall see! 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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MK89
HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I really wish I had resisted picking at my face when I was younger!    Thank you for the compliment! I love that makeup can transform you in all sorts of way, whether ... 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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kenny
HALL OF FAMER kenny / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yay! I can't wait to see the trade! I know you all have some amazing stuff! 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
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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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The first things I remember buying from Sephora was NARS Outlaw blush (from the first time it was in production) and an Iman stick foundation in the New York store. I ma... 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
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
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
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
heartsmyface
Would you consider this palette hoarding?
I was at a friends last night and we ended up watching episode after episode of hoarders which was shocking and frightening at the same time.  Today I read a comment asking to see my makeup collection so I pulled out my palettes out of their respective drawers for a photo and realized I have more than I thought. Also I realized how anxious I was about my hubby coming up and seeing how many I own. needless to say, they went back very quickly!  I'm wondering if this is too many or if I'm just sitting pretty. I do use them all save for the nars ones.  how many palettes do you own? do you use them all?   
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Blackwhiskey
HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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
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
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
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
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
veronika23
Show me yours, I’ll show you mine series – FACE
I thought I would create a series of discussion where we could all share our make-up stashes. This is just meant to be fun.   How it works: Just take a picture of the stash mentioned in this post and upload to the discussion board. Feel free to tell us what you like best and included swatches. I know some people would love that   Ok ladies time to share your make-up stash for your face. This includes foundations, concealers, powders, blushes, bronzers, primers, and illuminizers/highlighters.   This is the 1st in a series of post I will do. There is going to be one for eyes, lips, brushes, nails, perfume, skin care, body care, and hair care.   I must warn you… I’ve been a MAC addict for years and years. lol  
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is stuff that I use on a normal basis :)       see post
lovelykatya
Most used products and the ones we always repurchase!
I am sure we all have some products that we use the most and then we "run" to Sephora (or other stores) to repurchase and stock up on it, with a thought - "Just in case or I am about to finish up my other one, so I might as well pick up a back up now... etc" .    What are your most used products, the ones you know you'll go and repurchase no matter what?    Mine are: - Anastasia Brow Wiz -  ohh boy - this is one of my little fave things that I use the most and I buy few of them a year, just because I use it so often. - Nars Creamy Consealer - does its job, so smooth and gives me the coverage I need! - When Travelmate face masque <3 - so amazing, portable, and  travel safe/mess free!!  
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY SAVANT ballerinagrl / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Transferring it into a sealable bottle is a great idea - thanks! see post
jemly
REGRETTABLE TRENDS AND BEAUTY HABITS -- OH NO !
ok, story time.   are there any specific trends you took part in--or habits you too part of--only to look back and think 'WHAT WAS I THINKING?!'.  it may be embarrassing, it may be humorous, either way--it's one of the more entertaining elements of beauty/makeup that we can only learn to fully understand (and appreciate !) with hindsight.    in the early 2000s i hated the fact i was pale, so i was often a victim of the earlish days of the self tanner craze. i remember thinking it was MAGIC, only to to notice the next day in fresh daylight that i had bright orange streaks running down my calf. and you'd think that would've taught me my lesson but i'd just pretend like it wasn't there and continued on with it for months. another was the disaster at my attempt at a glossy eyelids (posted about more thoroughly in the 'what was your first sephora purchase' thread). and i'll add more to these 'confessions' as i remember more !   just to note: this is all in good-spirited nostalgic fun, and NOT to demean anyone's tastes or experiences.
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ilovetopurplefy
HALL OF FAMER ilovetopurplefy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My sister and I used them when we were kids!!!! We call them "Hair Bubbles."  I accidentally made a hole in the wall with one at home when I was 8. I slipped and smacked... 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
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
EPaden
Accessories
What are your favorite purses and accessories?
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etscore1
BEAUTY MASTER etscore1 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
My favorite purse of all time - color, size, everything. Longchamp uses such great leather too. Everyday purse is a Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote - black with brow... 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
sephoramusthave
EMPTIES NO BUY CHALLENGE
Hello BT friends! May is just around the corner and I think it would be a good time to clear a bit of our stash this spring! Here are the rules.....   1. items must belong to makeup or skincare category ( haircare and bodycare items are too easily used up) 2. Use up TEN full sized makeup/skincare items 3. put empties in zip loc bag ( you can put start date and end date on baggy if you wish so that you can see how long it takes you to use up those 10 products) 4. NO SHOPPING unless you *completely* run out of something ( look around and see if you have foil packets or deluxe samples around first) 5. post your bag of 10 used up products here! Talk about the items if you wish and whether or not you would repurchase.   And.....go!
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Joannimation
BEAUTY GURU Joannimation / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Updated list! I've switched up my routine a bit, but all the items listed below were items I already had when I started the Empties No-Buy. Details listed in the spoiler... 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
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
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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VerukaPrime
BEAUTY MAVEN VerukaPrime / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Lipstick. It can be sheered out and mixed then topped with a clear gloss for whatever dream shade you desire. With a lipstick the color and the formula can be perfect an... see post
andyhtrieu
Does your makeup/hair ever look so good...
that you can't stop staring at yourself in the mirror? that you want to take a bunch of selfies? that you don't want you work out/shower because you look too good? As makeup addicts, I think it's ok to be little conceited from time to time. That was me today. I haven't been wearing a lot of makeup in the past few days and today I was so bored that I decided to do my full face. I cannot tell you how many times I stared at my contour. It just looked so good!
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lPinkAllurel
BEAUTY WHIZ lPinkAllurel / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
lol i totally understand this  see post
kalex
Count (if you dare)
I know there are many ladies on here that qualify as beauty addicts and product junkies and I was wondering, "How do I compare?" So let’s take a count (if you dare)! How much do you have?   Foundations/TMs – Primers/Luminzers - Powders - Blush - Lipstick/lipgloss – Eyeshadows – Eyeliner - Multi-use Palettes -  
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EggyBread
BEAUTY RESIDENT EggyBread / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
I'm not going to include samples.   Foundations/TMs – 2 (1 TM for daily use, 1 foundation for special occasions) Concealers - 3 Primers - 1 (lip primer) Powders - 1... see post
ilovpurses
What not to wear - the Makeup Edition
OK, in reading though the makeup regrets of the past, it made me wonder if there are makeup faux pas that some of us may be doing and we are not even really aware that they are god awful. I need to know LOL.   I will admit that sometimes I match my eyeshadow to my top - is this horrible? Like if I'm wearing a coral top I'll do a coral look on my eyes - not INYOURFACE coral, but say better than doing blue and totally clashing, no?   I also own (although haven't worn in a long time) MAC's High Strung which falls into the silvery-pink category. It's brand new and unsed. YIKES! Guess I should consider adding that to my Back to Mac stash.    So lay em all out here - and let's see if anyone is brave enough to own up to them. :-) I just owned up to 2!! 
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kbmatthews
HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Late on the bandwagon for this, but Andy, I like your thinking.   I seriously don't understand why men are so sensitive when it comes to product packaging. Using a cle... see post