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what kind of brush do you use for gel eyeshadow
I bought a couple gel shadows, one maybelline and one origins. I asked twitter how to apply them and most people said they use their fingers. this was quite messy, especially for the bright purple maybelline and it went on very uneven and looked like i applied my makeup while drunk. What type of brush do people use?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Diesel716!   Check out the below thread where I provided some visuals for brush types to use with cream shadows (as Darkiceis mentioned below, synthetic bristle br... see post
Kevyn Aucoin Eye Pigment Primatif
Can any of the mods advise whether or not these will be available for Canadian customers to purchase soon? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN amandae88 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thanks bloom9159! Have you used them before? I'm looking at them and the Charlotte Tilbury cream shadows (which are now at Holts :) ) and trying to decide which to go wi... see post
how to avoid messy eyeshadow
When I use eyeshadow I always use brown neutral colors. Although, one problem I face is that it just looks like a blob of mess. I don't know if it is because the colors are too similar, or if because i use all matte. is it best to mix up the types of eyeshadows like using a matte and a shimmer? i usually avoid shimmer because i don't like to draw too much attention. i like really natural look.
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BEAUTY WHIZ KarinaGG / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I second both the eyeshadow primer (try urban decay or too faced) and the brushes! It seems like you might have a problem with over blending. This used to happen to me, ... see post
Help! I need eye makeup!
I will be wearing a blue dress for my daughter's upcoming baby shower and need eye makeup.  I'm thinking a smokey eye.  I have blue eyes, blonde hair and light skin.  Any ideas ???
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BEAUTY BOSS CharliefromNY / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thanks so much for checking back in!  I actually ended up using a pink shadow rather than peach, with mauve and dark brown in the crease.  Bobbi Brown has these super fa... see post
how do you make your eyeshadows last?
I use the urban decay Naked eyeshadow palette. I apply my drugstore elf primer before i apply. Although, the eyeshadow doesn't seem to be very pigmented. It starts to fade away only 10 minutes after application. What do you suggest?
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BEAUTY MAVEN KELLYAR95 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Great, thanks! see post
Choosing an eyeshadow palette - BECCA
Over my lunch break, I went to my sanctuary (local Sephora store) and tried out the two BECCA eye palettes:  rouge and nude.   I can't decide. I have historically not been confident putting warm tones on my eyes, even though they, in theory, should make my blue eyes pop. Perhaps it is the introvert in me wanting to keep it plain rather than stand out.     The below has the rouge palette on looker's left (technically my right eye) and the nude palette on looker's right (technically my left eye).  What says the wise BT crowd? Is one palette a clear winner?    Who else has had "I can't buy them all, so I must choose", and how did you decide?  
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HALL OF FAMER chlotam / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Initially I liked the left eye better, but after a second take, I think the right is more flattering and really subtly beautiful. see post
What mascara i should use?
Hello! On picture i have used Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara. What mascara i should choose. I have grey eyes. This wasn´t so good Thanks!
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BEAUTY BUFF TopazBeth / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Lining your waterline also helps a lot to create the illusion of thickness. see post
Which base color palette do you think would be best for fair skin?
I'm looking for a palette that I can just use as a basics palette (nude natural colors) to go with my other palettes. Which palette do you think would be best?: Naked Basics 1, Naked Basics 2, Natural Matte Eye Palette by Too Faced, Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette, or another palette? (I have dark greyish-blue-ish eyes.)
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I can second this one! Plus, the peachy and warm brown colors will really help to make your blue-gray eyes pop. see post
Q. Best Matte Black Eyeliner?
I am in such a fuss right now! I have been unable to find a deep un metallic  black liner! I have tried KVD Tattoo Liner (reflectes isn't matte) , MUG Immortal (transferred in my crease!), Lime Crime Quill liner (same issue as KVD), ABH creme color (tugged on my eyes too much) and nothing is dark enough!   I'm at a loss here since in photos my normal liner looks like a dark grey from the highlights natural lighting.   Also, it'd be nice to have color recommendation other than black to accent my eyes since I'm working with two shades here. They're blue however the yellowish green in my eyes is a decent amount, and often certain bronzes draw my eyes in, rather out.    Helppp!
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HALL OF FAMER calcutta / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I love the Nars one, it is true matte, and will not budge!   http://www.sephora.com/larger-than-life-long-wear-eyeliner-P293604?skuId=1344209 see post
colored liner
Hi! I would like to start using a fat colored eyeliner. I typically wear a reasonably bare face (just some Smashbox cc and maybe blush) and want to add a touch of edge to my look. What colors would you recommend for someone with blue's eyes and dark blond hair? When I do use shadow, it is usually MAC embark (a very dark brown), so I'd like to try something outside of the brown realm. Thanks!
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SCENE QUEEN leilamua / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I'm not too sure what you mean by fat colored...like jumbo? If so, check out the sephora colorful shadow & liner pencils. If not, check out the contour matte gel eyeline... see post
Nothing will keep my eyelashes curled or create thick lashes!
I'm just about to throw in the towel and go back to eyelash extensions! For the past few months, my lashes have just been horrible. They won't stay curled, even right after curling them. I've used the blow dryer trick on my curler and I even use waterproof mascara. I wipe the excess of the wand and still, my eyelashes come out flat, thin and clumpy. No mascara I have tried has given my pretty looking lashes.   The ones I've tried are: - Benefit They're Real! - Maybelle Lash Sensational - Benefit Bad Gal - Maybelline Full 'N Soft (this one is the best so far, my my lashes still go flat and look thin) - Covergirl Lash Blast - Maybelline Colossal   Those are just the ones I've tried in the past few months. Any help would be appreciated. I'm going crazy looking at my eyelashes!
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NinaGiorgia / RISING STAR / replied
The one and only that has ever worked for me is Covergirl Professional All-in-one Waterproof Mascara. It comes in a blue tube and one of the originals. You have to get ... see post
I'm going to burning man and am looking for an indestructible liquid liner that won't budge.
any suggestions and stories of an almost indestructible liquid liner?  Still need beauty on the Playa  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) 👄 👄
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Concealer
Hi,  I was hoping to get some options for eye concealers that I can multi-use for the eye lids and under eye area. I am fair to light skin so I was hoping for something that was easily blendable .   I was also hoping for something that doesn't crease easily or at all. So I hope that I can get some suggestions for this.   Thanks in advanced.
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SPECIAL GUEST nailcolorfreek / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks all of you! Im really loving the suggestions.  see post
Mascara
I am looking for a mascara that is light and not too crazy heavy and bold, I already have long eyelashes and just want something a little small. What would be some good Suggestions?
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BEAUTY MASTER Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Haha that's good! Glad to hear you like it! :D see post
Went on a makeup-buying spree... now what??
So, I somehow went from a three-drugstore-products-every-day kind of girl to a 3000-point Rouge in the space of about a month. The most embarrassing part is that eyeshadow palettes account for a huge chunk of that spending, but I have next to no clue what to do with them. I guess some part of me felt like I was buying the knowledge along with the colors! Anyone want to help a newbie out? I have the following:   Urban Decay Naked 2 and 3 Too Faced Neutral Eye Shadow Collection Buxom custom palette in various neutrals MUFE Artist Shadow in Taupe Platinum and Golden Beige Bare Minerals Ready 8.0 Power Neutrals Obviously I love my neutrals (not super adventurous just yet, plus my workplace prefers a more conservative look), but I don't even know what you'd call my eye color, much less how to make it pop. I also have hooded lids that I don't have a clue how to work with.   I'll take all the help I can get -- tips, links to tutorials, anything and everything!
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BEAUTY BUFF TopazBeth / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I actually discovered her just the other day and I love her! see post
Makeup For Hooded Eyes?
I very much despise my hooded eyes because they always make it so hard to put make up on and make it look good! Please leave tips, tricks, and even tutorials on how to pull off makeup for hooded eyes! BTW, I recently bought the Naked 2 palette if you want to include specific shades that I can use. I would love something that is wearable for school because it is my birthday on Friday.   Thanks! x
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BEAUTY BUFF TopazBeth / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Oh man, thank you for this! I also have hooded eyes and have been dying to use my Naked 2 palette but couldn't figure out how to do it justice. see post
Too Faced Stardust by Vegas_Nay?
Does anyone know if/when Sephora will start carrying this palette?  I see Ulta says they'll have it in stores starting 9/6 ( http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp? productId=xlsImpprod12961041), and it looks like it's already available on Too Faced's site and Ulta's site.  I'm not finding it here, though!
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BEAUTY BUFF idpicklethat / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Ughhh so distressing.  Thanks for the help! see post
Tightline Liners
Hi! So I've been using the Laura Mercier tightline shadow for a while now and I like it for the most part, however it is time consuming to buildup and I don't really like that I need to use a brush to get the desired effect, especially because this is for my everyday simple tighten/minimal liner look. Do you have any recommendations for a good liner that is safe and effective for mainly might tight line that is also long wearing? 
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BEAUTY BOSS firefly02 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
My HG is the UD 24/7 liner in Perversion - it's really black, creamy and yet stays all day when I tightline. I never found anything that has the longevity of that one (s... see post
Any alternatives to Too Faced (pillow talk) eye shadow?
I fell in love with the Too Faced (pillow talk) eye shadow. It is in their NAKED EYE PALETTE and it's nearly gone! I guess I used it the most.   I have been trying to find a duplicate or something similar to this and cannot find it. Anyone have any suggestions? It is a matte finish. Any suggestions are welcomed!
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BEAUTY MAVEN kathyincanada / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I'm looking too, so I hope someone posts an answer! see post
NEW Sephora Favorites Brow Raising Brow Wardrobe opinions?
For as long as I've been using makeup, I've never really focused on my brows before and if I do, I use NYX. Sephora has just put out a new sampler set for eyebrow products. There are two sets, one for light/medium and one for medium/dark. Each goes for $40. They contain: Medium/Dark: - 0.085 oz Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel - 0.003 oz Anastasia Beverly Brow Wiz in Dark Brown - 0.1 oz Benefit High Brow Pencil - 0.03 oz Kat Von D Tattoo Brow in Medium Brown - 0.47 oz SEPHORA COLLECTION Compact Mirror - 0.38 oz SEPHORA COLLECTION Tweezers - 0.01 oz Smashbox Cosmetics Brow Tech Gloss Stick in Brunette - Step-by-step tutorial Light/Medium: - 0.085 oz Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel - 0.003 oz Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe - 0.1 oz Benefit High Brow Pencil - 0.03 oz Kat Von D Tattoo Brow in Blonde - 0.47 oz SEPHORA COLLECTION Compact Mirror - 0.38 oz SEPHORA COLLECTION Tweezers - 0.01 oz Smashbox Cosmetics Brow Tech Gloss Stick in Taupe - Step-by-step tutorial   I've only tried the clear brow gel and I did not love it in particular... Can someone enable or not enable me (disable doesn't sound good) on this set?
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HALL OF FAMER HookedOnBeauty2 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you. Its now showing in the SF section see post
The Kat Von D chrysalis palette whereabouts?
Does anybody know what's going on with the Kat von D chrysalis palette? I noticed it went in the sale and it's almost constantly sold out but now it seems to have disappeared entirely? I still have it in my basket because i wanted to wait until i got paid to do a mass order of stuff but it's not even listed anymore!   Please tell me it's not going to be discontinued, i know monarch is the more popular palette but i thought both butterfly palettes were doing really well? Does anyone know if it's gone for good or more likely just going to come back to sephora at full price again? 
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's in stock.  $30.  Only a few left. see post
Winged liner?
I really want to try wearing winged liner but I have almond shaped eyes so I can't really make my liner thick and bold because then it'll look like I'm wearing all black eye makeup. I wanted to know which way I should apply liner so that my eyeshadow will show up and not make it look like I'm wearing all black makeup.
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you looked into Korean makeup? The trend is to draw very thin line as close to your lashline as possible for a natural look, and in general the tips are not as lift... see post
What's one of the best brow mousse/gel out there?
Hello! I've been recently looking for something that will fill my brows in easily like Benefit's Gimmie Brow, I've never tried it, but I've been debating between that, the tarte Colored Clay, the Clnique Brow mousse, or the newest Sephora one? I've got pretty thick brows, but I'm looking for a quick filler/something to set it all. Thank you so much!
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My thoughts on the new Diorshow formula
As some of you may know, a new Diorshow formula will be available soon; it will be sold to VIB and VIB Rouge before it is available to everyone.   http://www.sephora.com/diorshow-mascara-P396240?sk uId=1689744   I was lucky enough to be gifted a tube of this new mascara, courtesy of Dior partnering with Sephora.  I'm sure I was chosen for this particular gift due to my numerous posts declaring this product as my HG mascara.  I was asked to post on BT and write a review after trying it; so, I am here to share my thoughts with you all.   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Here is the new box.  It arrived rather smashed up but the product itself was perfectly fine.   Spoiler (Highlight to read)   The top picture shows a comparison between wearing Diorshow's new formula (over Diorshow primer) on the left and my natural eyelashes without any product on the right.  The bottom picture shows Diorshow primer and the Diorshow new formula mascara on both lashes.     My thoughts:  As a big fan of the prior formula, I was very interested to see what changes Dior made.  In my opinion, this new formula mascara seems to be a little creamier and shinier than the old formula. It was very easy to apply and it did not clump at all.  I didn't even need to run an eyelash comb through it, which is always a plus.  I found it to be still as dramatic as ever and the staying power also continues to be excellent. Again, Diorshow is a winner and I am happy to say it will remain my HG mascara.    
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BEAUTY MAVEN politelypink / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Exciting! Diorshow was the product that got me into higher end cosmetics. Such a great mascara! see post
Tarte Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette
Are the Tarte Limited Edition Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette that were on sale yesterday going to be back in stock? So sad I couldn't get a hold of them yesterday!!
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BEAUTY WHIZ charlyc / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I'm so sad too. I wish I would have purchased it. Let me know if you find out anything. see post
Dark black eyeshadow with red glitter or shimmer
Hello there, I can easily find dark black eye shadows with silver, blue, and purple glitter but can only really find one with bright red glitter, which is Giorgio Armani's Lust Red. Do you know of any eye shadows that would have a similar effect to Lust Red, but maybe a bit less blue/violet shimmer? Thanks for your help!
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HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There's nothing really available that would have the same effect as the GA (at least according to Temptalia they aren't very dupable), but Urban Decay's Blackheart is a ... see post
I wear hard contacts and want to find an eyeliner that won't dirty my contacts?
I have such a hard time keeping my contacts clean suggestions on type of eyeliner to use. Like to wear top and bottom - would like to wear on inner eye but seems like that always messes with contacts. 
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IT GIRL PalomaFoster / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I had the same issue and someone at sephora suggested the marc jacobs waterproof gel eyeliner and it does not seem to budge and is a true black (other black waterproof s... see post
Cannonball!?!?!
  I have been to every store in my area and I have been on the email list for Urban Decay Cannonball for the whole summer, is it ever coming back in stock?? If not what is a comparable mascara? I have tried the MUFE Aqua Smoky Extravagant and I did not like it.
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Cream Eye Shadow Comparison
The more I use cream eye shadows (either pot or stick) the more I just want to convert all of my eye shadows over. I'm sure this won't happen, but I've been seeing comments about Burberry's new cream shadows and how they're "different" and it's made me wonder how the different brands compare?    Who's tried a bunch that can offer any insight or compare any of them to one another? Which you like, which you don't like, what stays, what blends well, what's your preferred application method? 
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HALL OF FAMER NancieNano / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Kiko has long lasting eyeshadow sticks for 50% off at the above site if that helps anyone.   Edit: Selected colors see post