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kbmatthews
Spot cleaning brushes suggestions
I'm pretty rushed in the morning, so sometimes I don't clean my eyeliner or cream blush brush right afterward, and of course it dries and becomes hard and difficult to clean when I get home.   So I'm looking to change this habit.    What is the best and fastest way to spot clean your eyeliner brush or other brushes that come into contact with liquid/cream products? I'd like it to be thorough enough that I can use the brush for a few days before doing a deep cleaning, abut not super time consuming.     
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jshow5
BEAUTY WHIZ jshow5 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
By the way I use one side of a brush for each application (I have three brushes) so I've had them sit there for a couple of days, or a week if I clean a different brush ... see post
sammiebaby
Which Palette?
So I wanted to pick up a new palette but I don't know which one or ones to get.  I have the Naked palettes, Smoked, and Vice by Urban Decay.  But I'd like to branch out and try a different brand.  I've only read reviews on these palettes and I do want to swatch them, but I don't want to be tempted by all 4.  Is there any that are better than the others? Are they pigmented?  Good variety?  Or are they too closely related to my palettes?  Any help is appreciated!   http://www.sephora.com/monarch-eyeshadow-palette-P 385530?icid2=Kat_Von_D_WhatsNew_Carousel_P385530_l ...   http://www.sephora.com/chrysalis-eyeshadow-palette -P385529?icid2=Kat_Von_D_WhatsNew_Carousel_P385529 ...   http://www.sephora.com/the-chocolate-bar-eye-palet te-P384402?icid2=Too_Faced_Editors_Picks _P384402_link   http://www.sephora.com/the-return-of-sexy-eye-shad ow-palette-P375171?skuId=1442201
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hackneyfl
BEAUTY PRO hackneyfl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
ohhhhhhhhh more than you know ;-) the 'loves' list is getting mighty full! Hopefully by then though I will have broken the addiction and won't feel the need to order eve... see post
bombshell30
Take the Challenge: Palette Parade version 2.0
My name is Bombshell and I continue to be an eyeshadow addict enthusiast !! However, five weeks ago I began a quest to actually start using my mountains and mountains of palettes and shadows. Along with some awesome ladies who have joined in I have committed to using the same palette 5 days in a row and posting the results at the end of five days. Those with single shadows are welcome to join in as well!  If you are interested in the original rules & lists posted they can be found in off topic, (take the challenge: palette parade).  the gist of it is make a list, plan to show all your shadows love for extended period of time (5days), if you hate it first day move on. I am also planning to add weeks of singles by brand (Stila week, UD week, Nars week).  I think instead of posting and editing lists it would be easier to report what we plan to use at the beginning of the week and the report the results at the end. We meet here at the end of the week to discuss what we wore for the week, how it worked for us and most importantly to share pictures and advice! Anyone can join as we all started at different times and have different numbers of palettes, and will finish at different times. I am looking at 38 (?) more weeks if I don't buy one more palette! Xoxo I look forward to more fun parading with all you girls! Palette Parade Princesses: CalamityJane85, Nikki, LadyMeag, Beethousand, AmberAngeline, MaFan, nurseCupcake, Carolang, Jenblush, Malday, Sparlekai, GHKim, IttyxBittyxMe, Katie241, SirenPrincess, Manniface.
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nikki
HALL OF FAMER nikki / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here's a look I did with Lorac's Color Couture palette. Love it!   see post
meagboho
Ever win a beauty giveaway? What did you get?
I entered a TooFaced contest on Twitter and actually won! It's a Better Than Sex mascara, nothing crazy but I am so excited to have won anything, and I've been eyeing this mascara.    Do you enter giveaways or have ever won something exciting?    The picture I used that "won" is my profile picture, me holding Glamour to Go II   
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Londonlover101
HALL OF FAMER Londonlover101 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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JayReed
What is your favorite Gel or Cream Eyeliner?
I have been using Clinique's Brush on Cream Liner and I love it, it is so easy to use, but sometimes it can be hit or miss on the staying power. What do you guys recommend for one that is long wearing and easy to use?
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hadtotryit
BEAUTY WHIZ hadtotryit / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I have a zillion eyeliners but I reach for this Tarte product 95% of the time. Just amazing!   see post
kimberse
eyelashes
hi! i have crappy eyelashes and frequently use falseys......can anyone recommend a good mascara?
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Biedazzle
BEAUTY BUFF Biedazzle / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I really love the Diorshow mascara. I've been using it for years, it doesn't curl though so I'd definitely recommend curling your lashes first.  see post
LindenAnn
Eyeshadow inspiration
I mentioned the other day in the palette parade thread that it would be cool if someone started a thread with a picture of a cool eye look and we all tried our hands at it. So CalamityJane (the bully) told me to start it. My immediate thought was "But I wanted someone else to do it!!" Then I decided I was being a whiny little b*tch and should get to it.   So without further ado, here's the first Eyeshadow Inspiration! I had been wanting to try a green/bronze eye look for awhile and thought this one looked fun. Here is my not-very-good attempt at it:     As always, lighting was a bit of an issue (why won't my blush ever show up?!?), but even though the colors aren't captured perfectly you can still kind of see them.   Anyone else want to try? Feel free to substitute colors and change it up (maybe using whatever your palette-of-the-week is?). I love seeing what people here come up with!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
So cute and I love the gold liner idea! see post
heartsmyface
Has anyone got any subtle looks out of the electric palette?
So I recently purchased Urban Decays Electric palette. The colors are so gorgeous and oh so pigmented! I've been playing a lot with it and end up looking pretty comical at times with some of the rainbow looks I've come up with.  I can't seem to accept wearing less than four shades at a time! Lol! Has anyone got any pictures of multiple color looks that aren't too over the top? Or do I have to accept using two or three shades? 
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kbmatthews
BEAUTY BOSS kbmatthews / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I wet the brush first usually, but lately I've been trying to preserve my eyeshadow better and I'll buff a little eyeshadow onto a little mixer pan I have, and put a dro... see post
jaimelove
PSA
i ventured out of my cave today and was bombarded by a plethora of raccoon eyes.    what on earth are these ladies thinking? seriously, when i see you, this is all i can think of:   what are some of your biggest fashion and makeup nonos? anything that makes you want to claw your own eyeballs from your face?  
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laynebr
BEAUTY WHIZ laynebr / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
OMG! NARS multiple gone wrng lol   see post
ahhlove
Can anyone suggest a good glitter/ pigment for the eyes?
I need one that really pops out and doesn't have much fall out
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IAmLadyLiterary
BEAUTY BOSS IAmLadyLiterary / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I've also heard amazing things about the Makeup Geek pigments! see post
hackneyfl
Anna Sui Minnie Mouse Perfect Mascara
Anyone tried Anna Sui Mascara? I love this packaging, Minnie is ROCKING out! But I don't wanna buy for packaging (well maybe!)    
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crayzeeRN
HALL OF FAMER crayzeeRN / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Haha, I know the feeling when you get too many new items at once!! I try to space it out and use 1-2 new things each day to let the new-ness excitement last :) Let me kn... see post
tessie84
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette for $29 for New HSN Customers
New HSN customers can get the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette w/ a full-sized Shadow Insurance Primer for $29 with coupon code 20NEWSPRING (and free shipping!). Just bought mine (although I really only wanted the palette)...it might be worth it to have a friend sign up and order it on your behalf since it's a smokin' deal. That's almost 30% off. (Shout out to the Nouveau Cheap blog for posting this!)
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tessie84
BEAUTY BOSS tessie84 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
It doesn't apply just to that, which I should have mentioned in my post. Thanks for bringing that up! see post
blushnglow
Tubing Mascaras
So I recently had my makeup done and the make up artist ranted and raved about how the mascara she was using was a tubing mascara that wraps around my lashes and I could just pull them off with my fingers.  How can I tell if a particular mascara fits into this category??   I wouldn't mind having one as an option in my make up case.  I still think it flakes so as a staple I would still prefer my waterproof but, on occasion, I could see it being an option. Is it a trial and error thing??  Most labels don't provide that description. Thanks!
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ireneh
HALL OF FAMER ireneh / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh crap I forgot about that!! that might be a better deal :) see post
Vanessa69
How do you like this look?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
*possible project for this weekend*   :) see post
lecia1167
Another winning eye shadow palette: Too Faced Chocolate Bar
I bought this about a month ago and finally used it. Yep, it's lovely! Of course, smelling like chocolates doesn't hurt. But the colors are very pigmented. You can go from neutral to really dramatic with this palette. A keeper!   http://www.sephora.com/the-chocolate-bar-eye-palet te-P384402?skuId=1578012
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shadetertiary
BEAUTY MAVEN shadetertiary / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I caved during Chic Week and I'm so glad I did!  Don't tell my Naked palettes, but I might actually love this one more... Better variety, adorable packaging, and who can... see post
kittichick
Is it just me, or is this crazy gorgeous?
Enable me? Disable me?   Pros : As previously stated, gorgeous Laura Mercier has yet to disappoint me   Cons : $44 for a quad is kind of a lot. Not Guerlain A Lot, but still. I'm not so sure about baked eyehadows. I haven't worked with them much a all.       http://www.sephora.com/baked-eye-colour-quad-P3857 65?skuId=1598689
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HawaiianEyes7
BEAUTY GURU HawaiianEyes7 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Lol I do the same thing. I "consider" purchases, but then I make them anyway lol :D see post
thesupergirl
UD primer potion vs smashbox 24 eye primer
I really like the urban decay primer potion but I'm curious to try the new eye primer by smashbox. Has anyone tried it? Is it simular to UD?
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sammiebaby
BEAUTY BOSS sammiebaby / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I personally like the UD Primer Potion but haven't tried Smashbox's 24 Shadow Primer.  I like the primer potion in Sin which is slightly sticky, it gives shadows much be... see post
Kayla299
Good Blending Brush
I was looking for a fluffy blending brush thats not too expensive. Any suggestions?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Kayla299,   I love Sephora Collection's Pro Blending Brush #27. It is the perfect density and size for blending out eyeshadow . :)   see post
laurenkenzie
Top spring/summer products?
I'm looking for some great makeup products for spring/summer. faves best? 
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beautytester
HALL OF FAMER beautytester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Spring/summer makes me go for blush. Last summer it was Josie Maran cheek gelee for me, this spring so far I'm liking the Benefit Dandelion. =D see post
tayywills
Eyes
What is the best eyeliner to highlight green eyes? However, I have light skin and dirty blonde hair...so the purple does not look the best.
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HelloCoffee
HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, I also agree about the olive. I use olive when I want a smoky look, but don't want to use black. I like  Stash by UD and 5L by Makeup Forever.  The gold tones in t... see post
laurenkenzie
Help with makeup
I got this dress as my Easter dress, what kind of hair do and makeup would look best? 
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Sn4rky
BEAUTY BUFF Sn4rky / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Love Cara's look here!  Great for spring see post
Dushidee
mat eye shadow
My language is Dutch. I am looking for a eyeshadow that is not shining but 'mat'. Can somebody give me the precise word that I have to look for? Thank you
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Looks like it's been discontinued again! This happened about a year ago; they stopped stocking it. I went to a couple of stores and got 2 and recently did a trade for a ... see post
joeanne
Cargo Spring Tea Tin Cream Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2014
I just ordered this from Ulta. I haven't seen any reviews on it although Musings of a Muse had it on her site, but it was just so cute and I love cream shadows.   I've always been pleased with Cargo products, and I was in the mood to buy a new palette but none of the powder palettes were doing it for me, so this was perfect!  I'll let you know how I like it!
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joeanne
HALL OF FAMER joeanne / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Unfortunately, I ended up returning this. The colors were all too sparkly, and there was very little color payoff. If you look on the Ulta website, you will see that thi... see post
lecia1167
Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara
This mascara seems to get overlooked, so I wanted to give it a shout out. I am not a fan of curling my lashes at all. and this mascara does it for me. A cast mate told me she used it, and it curled her lashes. And of course I was skeptical. I tried it, and it yes it does! I don't use an eyelash curler anymore. And my lashes look thick and long. Now I've been a Benefit's Yes They're Real girl for a while, but this beats it.    
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lecia1167
HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I thought the same thing about the brand. But this mascara is my new favorite. see post
hannanikole
What should I do about prom makeup?
I really don't wear any makeup other than bottom eyeliner and mascara so I'm lost when it comes to what to do for prom. Someone please help!
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hannanikole
hannanikole / FRESH FACE / replied
I really appreciate all of the answers! I'm really just looking for eye makeup-probably simpler and toned down than the photo JayReed attached.  see post
OwlAndTanager
Has anyone tried out this lovely Lorac palette?
I've been eying this palette for a few weeks now, but haven't heard anything about it. It has all of the Summer shades I'm looking for, but I don't have any experience with Lorac shadows. Please, oh please, let me know what you think so I can get it shipped!   Note: I think the palette is an Ulta exclusive. 
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OwlAndTanager
BEAUTY BUFF OwlAndTanager / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
That's so exciting! Please let my know how you like it.   see post
curvygirli
eyeliner smudges
So I have this liquid eyeliner pen by L'oreal which I like because it gives me a wet jet black look and it goes on smoothly. However it always gets in my crease even though I use a paint pot ( primer) beforehand. Any ideas on how to fix that?   Also any recommendations on how to fix your eyeliner when you already have put on your primer and shadow? I have a habit of making one eye too thick and end up having to make them both thick then
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daisies121
HALL OF FAMER daisies121 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'd try using a setting spray like the one from UD right after you apply the liner.  I have the same problem with some of my liners and the spray is the only thing that ... see post
Zpsid91
Gel/cream Eyeliner decision...help!
Does anyone have any insight into gel/cream eyeliner? I was waffling between BB gel, Tarte EmphasEYES, or Smashbox Jetset. Would a cream eye shadow work similarly? TIA!
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Let me say, ive been using the bobbi one for 1.5yrs and i finally got to the bottom and decided to buy a new one. BUT i bought the MUG immortal gel liner, only around $8... see post
mymymack
What do you guys think about colored contacts?
Opinions? Personal experiences or preferences? I'm curious what all of you beauty aficionados here on BT think!
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superNoah
BEAUTY GURU superNoah / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I wore green ones all through out high school. I had this thing where my honey colored eyes looked like poop to me. :P Now, I know better, but hey, I was in that dreaded... see post
marydiva
Favorite Under-Eye Highlight?
I used to use Anastasia Beverly Hills Cooling Eye Brightener, which I LOVED, but it's harder to find now and Sephora doesn't carry it anymore.  I then switched to Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener which does it's job, but doesn't knock me out of the ballpark and I love trying new things - so I want to know what you ladies use as an under eye highlight! Dark circles aren't a real concern for me, I just like highlighting that under eye area, because it really brightens up my face. (: Any under-eye highlight suggestions? (:
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Kiki1517
HALL OF FAMER Kiki1517 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use BB corrector underneath too :) Banana powder is way too dark for me though, I don't like yellow powder under the eye. My fave powder for brightening in the center ... see post