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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
Q. Help! I'm looking for eyeshadow that is not matte or too shimmery. Prefer satin finish. Rop
I'm looking for brands that carry eyeshadow that has more of a satin finish. I'm not looking for matte or too shimmery eyeshadows. MAC has some satin finish but what brands in Sephora have similar?   I would like something to wear across my eyelid to brighten my eyes. I prefer neutral to warm tones. My eyes are green with gold flecks, neutral to warm skin tone, light to medium skin tone, medium to dark brown hair. My eye shape is hooded.   As I become older I'm not a fan of too shimmery eyeshadows for my lids. Any rec's for eyeshadow that has satin finish?   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. You can look at Makeup Forever. The "S" ones are satin. Or you can look at Burberry which is great for us mature ladies.  see post
Q. Matte Eyeshadow Palettes
I have bluish-green eyes and a light skintone and I'm looking for a matte eyeshadow palette with neutral colors that will make my eyes pop. What are some good options?
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HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I was going back and forth between the Too Faced Neutral Mattes palette, and the KVD Shade and Light, and I eventually went with Too Faced. I love it! Like the KVD palet... see post
Q. What waterproof mascara works best for sensitive eyes?
I have extremely sensitive eyes and allergies. I have previously had reactions to some makeup brands and mascaras, and when my allergies are especially bad, I usually don't wear mascara at all (and opt for fake lashes).   However, with summer here, I'm finding it really difficult to find a waterproof mascara that matches the results of my every day mascaras without making my eyes puff up.   Mascara brands I find myself unable to wear are Make Up Forever, and Too Faced.   My everyday mascaras are Perversion by Urban Decay, and Hypnose by Lancome. I have the waterproof version of Hypnose (what I'm using currently) but am unhappy with the results.   If anyone knows a good brand to try that won't flake or irritate my eyes (gentle formula), but would give the volume of a regular mascara, it would be greatly appreciated!
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SCENE QUEEN Juleta / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / answered
A. I'm pretty much allergic to life (and have had iritis, an inflammatory eye condition, 6 times)..... the only mascara I have used for the past 25 years is Merle Norman Su... see post
Q. Difference between UD Naked palettes?
Hi all! Awhile ago I did a post on what eye shadow palette I should get for Christmas- I was mainly interested in matte shadows. But now I'm kind of changing my mind and looking into the Naked Palettes from Urban Decay!  As long as they aren't full or glitter or fall out, I'm good!  But my question is, (for people who own all 3 or even just one of them), what is the difference between the Naked 1, 2, & 3?  I have heard that the Naked 1 is more warm toned, but I'm still not sure. If anyone has any swatches of them I'd love to see a picture(s). I prefer more natural shades, too. If it helps any I have red hair, light(ish) complexion, and brown eyes. I know a lot of people love these palettes, and  it makes me interested in them and want one of my own!  Hopefully they aren't glitter shades. To me they look a little shimmerish, maybe metallic, and maybe some matte. And Hopefully the color pay off is good too- and the colors last all day and don't fade.(?) I always use UD potion primer anyway though! Thank you! ~XOXOXO
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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. 1. All three are full of glitter/shimmer. 2. 1 is neutral, 2 is cool toned, 3 is warm/pink/rose gold toned 3. Swatches are literally all over Google - just search for ... see post
Q. does anyone know when the Anastasia Shadow couture palette will be available online?
BEAUTY WHIZ makeupmad / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. It's up now in the "Just Arrived" section.  Have fun! see post
Q. perfect color concealer help
I wear Vanilla in the "Nars radiant creamy concealer" and was wondering which is my best match for the "Urban Decay naked skin weightless complete coverage concealer"
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BEAUTY MASTER studz / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. UD doesn't have a cool-toned shade for porcelain skin. The closest is "Fair Neutral" but it will probably run too yellow.   I'm light-skinned too and wear Vanilla and ... see post
Q. Urban Decay Dilemmas
Hi! So I have decided to get an Urban Decay Naked palette, but I don't know which one to choose. I want something that I can for the most part use for every day/natural looks, but I can also switch it up with night looks. Which palette do you guys recommend? Also for reference I have pale skin and dark brownish/greenish eyes.
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HALL OF FAMER starrysparkle / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have all three and the only one I reach for is the 2 (although I don't even use that as much as I should lol).  It seems to be the most easily used day or night.  1 is... see post
Q. Looking for a LIFEPROOF (smudgeproof, *actually* waterproof, etc) eyeliner--any recommendations?
I'm going on vacation to a tropical place renowned for beaches, but notorious for rain. I'm also going with my boyfriend, who always manages to smudge off my eyeliner one way or another. In other words, my makeup doesn't stand a chance.    Has anyone tried a genuinely smudge-proof, waterproof liner that they could recommend? My current go-to is Tarte's clay liner, but I hear they reformulated it--and even then, the old formula could never withstand even light beach time anyway.   I'd prefer some kind of pot liner, but I'd be totally fine with a liquid too--I just can't really do pencil liners because I'm not skilled enough to create crisp lines with them. Thanks!
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BEAUTY MASTER lew132 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. KVD Tattoo liner has a lot of staying power.  If you really want to make sure it stays apply a thin pencil line (I like UD 24/7 liners) with a liquid over it.  see post
Q. Naked 1 or Naked 2?
Hi Sephora! I have brown eyes and wanted to know which Naked Palette would suit me best. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Tamara76 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. The beauty is that the Naked palettes are meant to work on all eye colors, so it depends on which colors you like to wear the most.   I think that Naked 1 is more warm... see post
Q. Is the Kat Von D Autograph eyeliner pencil been discontinued?
I noticed it has not been available online for some time but can't seem to find a solid answer as to if it was discontinued?
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IT GIRL BrittneeVIB / IT GIRL IT GIRL / answered
A. I've been wondering the same about the Autograph Liquid Eyeliner. see post
Q. Best Mascara for False Look
I have tried Maybelline Falsies, One by One, Covergirl Lash Blast Length plus Volume and Volume, but I know there is something better. I go for the long volumized jet black false lashes look. What is the best mascara for that, possibly BadGal Lash or They're Real? Help!!  
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BEAUTY CELEB princessgracie / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / answered
A. Armani Eyes to Kill Excess is amazing. I would drive an hour to my closest Nordies to buy this brand, until Sephora started carrying it.   see post
Q. purple eyeliner allergy
 I have found that I am now allergic to purple eyeliner and possibly shadow because of the dye used I believe. I was wondering if anyone else has the same problem and found a brand that does not make them re-act like you have pink eye. My eyes are hazel and purple makes em pop so nice, I am desperate to find a brand that doesnt use the common red dye that is causing this reaction! Any info would be great!
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nickie3 / RISING STAR / answered
A.   Yes it sounds like you all have an allergy to carmine which is found in purple eyeshadows and eye liners.  Check out this website that explains more about carmine all... see post
Q. mascaras comparable to Fairydrop's Scandal Queen?
Fairydrop's Scandal Queen mascara has been the best mascara for my straight asian lashes. After I curl my lashes with the Shu Uemura curler, one coat of Scandal Queen will lengthen, hold the curl all day, not smudge under my eyes, and wash off easily.   Now that it's been discontinued I'm trying to find another mascara that will work for me, any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Are you looking for another tubing mascara? I've been trying out Kevyn Aucoin's Curling Mascara and have had good luck with it. I'm not really certain how much it's curl... see post
Q. Best Brushes For a Cat Eye/ Pin Up look?
What are the best eye brushes for the cat eye/pin up everyday look? there are just so many options and I don't even know where to start or what would be best for this look.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Honestly, it'll boil down to what medium and tool you may prefer to work with. Cat eyes or winged liner can be created with an assortment of products, brushes, tools, an... see post
Q. Edgy Makeup for Green Eyes
Anyone know any good edgy eye looks for green eyes and (REALLY) pale skin? 
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BEAUTY WHIZ QueenofKings25 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. Thanks for posting this. I too have green eyes and really pale skin. I use a lot of purple and burgundy toned shadows and I just started trying orange shadows. I think t... see post
Q. Eye help!
I always have trouble putting liner on my top lash line. it always seems thicker on the outer edge and gives me a lot of trouble on my outer corner almost like theres too much skin on my outer V. I would love to do a small wing! i also hate that my brow bone seems too high. When I watch tutorials they always highlight their brow bone and i don't because my eyeshadow doesn't ever reach that high!    Help      
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. If you're wanting to downplay the brow bone, rather than use a satin or shimmery shadow, utilize a matte shade that's closer to your skin tone. The matte finish won't re... see post
Q. Eyeliners?
Since my eyelids tend to  get very oily, my eyeliner tends to get very faded and blotchy quickly. What eyeliner can last many hours would be recommended to fight this problem I have?   Thanks. 
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BEAUTY RESIDENT NeoKnight / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / answered
A. I have oily lids as well and Sephora's 12Hr Liquid Liner stays all day as well as Stila's Stay All Day liquid liner. Definitely use primer and even if you don't they bot... see post
Q. Which Anastasia brow powder should I get?
Currently, I'm using a dark brown eyeshadow and the brow wiz in dark brown to fill in my brows. I'm almost out of the powder, so I want to try the one from Anastasia since I prefer powders. I can't decide between dark brown or ebony, as my main concern is dark brown not being neutral/cool enough for my black eyebrows.     I love my eyebrows here, I think they're just right. The long swatch on my hand is the powder and the shorter one is the brow wiz in dark brown.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Melissa136,   I also have black eyebrows and I currently use the shade  Brunette/Dark Brown. Unfortunately, it's too light compared to the shade of my eyebrows, ... see post
Q. Eye Makeup Brushes + Suggestions
Hello lovelies! I finally decided to take the plunge and upgrade my collection of eye makeup brushes. After ridding myself of all brushes with dubious origins (probably stolen from my mother at some point, haha!), I have three brushes that I believe are worth keeping: UD double-ended brush, UD Good Karma shadow brush, and MAC 217. I would love it if any of you could give me any suggestions as to what other brushes would help me have a more complete collection! Thank you. 
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BEAUTY MASTER HoneydewK / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. Ooh, mac 217 is so versatile and so sturdy. Since you mentioned, I like mac 219 too. Hourglass No.3 eyeshadow brush is really good too! It can sheer out eyeshadow all ov... see post
Q. NAKED 2 BASICS OR TOO FACED NATURAL MATTE??
 Hiiiii everyone!  So I have the Naked 1 & 2 full palettes & I love them. However, I am kind of wanting more brown colors. A friend suggested Naked 2 Basics or Too Faced Natural Matte but I am trying to decide if I need them or if the first two Naked Palette's I have are good enough.... I am bad at making decisions haha! I just didn't know whether to spend the money or just stick with Naked 1 & 2.    I also considered getting an eyebrow kit but I wasn't sure whether I wanted to spend the money on that either.... Just need some feedback & suggestions. Thanks so much. Bella
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BEAUTY BUFF Cissnei / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. The thing with Naked Palettes is that there isn't a lot of mattes, if you want matte shades then too faced natural matte will quickly become your best friend. The shades ... see post
Q. Naked Palette Dupe
I've been wanting the Urban Decay Naked Palette for a while now. I'm going to be honest and say that I'm just tired of waiting. What would be a good dupe for the Naked Palette? I dont need an exact copy but something along the lines of it would be a nice swap.    I've been considering getting the Too Faced Naked Eye Soft and Sexy Collection instead. What do you guys think? I'm totally open to suggestions!   Thanks!   xoxo
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BEAUTY PRO bleuorchid21 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I know that this is an older post but the Coastal Scents Revealed Palette is a great dupe for Naked and Naked 2 plus it's really cheap. I got mine from Amazon for less t... see post
Q. Urban Decay
I am looking more for a natural look, which is better Urban Decay Naked or Urban Decay Naked 2?
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HALL OF FAMER RandeeBT / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi Serendipity811,   I own both and I love them both but I prefer the original Naked Palette over Urban Decay's Naked2 palette. I find it is easy to create a very wa... see post
Q. Tattoo Liner
I recently received the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner for my birthday a few weeks ago after wanting it for months. While it's amazing at creating a perfect wing, it dries out midway through the second eye. I usually have to dig up another eyeliner to finish it. Is there just something wrong with mine? Should i get another one and try again?
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BEAUTY BOSS TeegiePie / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I agree with shaking it up. I've gotten into the habit of just waiting a few minutes between eyes. see post
Q. looking for makeup tips for big brown eyes
I always wear gold/tan shades, sometimes shimmery, with a dark brown or black eyeliner and mascara. I'm trying to find a better look without spending tons of money testing different products. I am pale with big, brown eyes.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi bgrigs,   You weren't lying! You have beautiful big brown eyes!   Like Mochapj said, purples, greens, and coppers will look great. I'm a fan of gold shades as... see post
Q. Please recommend a burgundy eyeshadow(s)!
I have light, neutral toned skin with dark brown hair and hazel (brown/green/gold) eyes. I prefer a satin or matte finish, no glitter or heavy shimmer. Slight shimmer that won't fall on my cheeks is definitely ok! Thank you!!
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Well, I swatched my reds recently and some fall under burgundy a bit. I don't do glitter and wouldn't classify any as glittery.  NYX is mislabeled, it's Flustered, and... see post
Q. Eye shadow colour to compliment Urban Decay's "Toasted"?
I recently purchased Urban Decay eye shadow single in "toasted." I was hoping for any recommendation on another eye shadow colour to give "toasted" more depth and compliment the colour. For reference, my skin tone is fair-medium (very similar to Kim Kardashian's complexion, as much as I dislike making that comparison it's the only celebrity I can think of). My eyes are deep set and I also have severe dark circles (which I cover with concealer but that can only do so much) so I can't use very dark colours that would enhance my dark circles or give the illusion my eyes are receding to the back of my skull. My eye colour is also a super dark hazel. Any recommendation would be appreciated! EDIT: I wanted to have toasted on the eyelid/as a base. But any advice on how to use it (such as it being a highlighter or crease colour) is fine. I'm not dead set on needing it to be the eyelid colour or anything. I'm open to any recommendation- doesn't even have to be Urban Decay!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Cissnei! I see you added more to your original post regarding placement for Toasted to answer my inquiry. Since you mentioned having dark circles and using conceale... see post
Q. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
i have a 4y09 skintone and dark brown virgin hair what Anastasia Beverly hills brow wiz shake should I purchase?
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HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Most people in your shade range take the Dark Brown pencil. If your hair is really warm-toned then try the Chocolate. see post
Q. why is the Fairydrops scandal queen waterproof discontinued?
Iʻve been waiting forever to purchase this mascara on Sephora and signed up for the email list and everything. Then I finally get an email noting that itʻs available for purchase but when I went to the website it said they discontinued the product? Iʻm wondering why Sephora discontinued this product and will it ever come back again?
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SCENE QUEEN krisstan / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / answered
A. Seems like it won't ever come back :( So SO sad! see post
Q. Non-Shimmer Eyeshadow
I am looking for eyeshadows that have no shimmer at all....Which brands have non-shimmer eyeshadows?
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HALL OF FAMER ry22 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Stila Eyes are the Window palette in Mind is my favorite all matte palette right now. It is so versatile: you can create gorgeous looks for day or night. The orange-y sh... see post