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Share Space for DIY Buxom Palettes
As some of you may already be aware, Buxom has an awesome new product that allows you to easily create your own palette with any six colors as of your choosing.    I thought we could all share our custom palettes & swatches!   Here is my first palette.  My second one arrives tomorrow.   Swatches in the spoiler! Spoiler (Highlight to read) I found these to be more on the sheer side.  I used several brush stokes of each eye shadow to build up the color in my swatches.
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Thank you for the swatches, but I wanted to ask about the quality of the brush. I find that I usually just toss out the brushes that come with most palettes (if they cam... see post
Which type do you prefer. I personally use more pencils.. am I missing out? Also, anyone ever skip the eyeliner and just use shadow on the lash line?   Thanks
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^tracib, it's actually not too hard to use if you already have a steady hand, do small strokes, and use the Ultra Fine liner brush. I like using it for my cat eye when I... see post
What is the best eye shadow primer?
SMASH BOX 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer - http://seph.me/1d2z5OF. Seriously, this stuff is amazing. And I've had two PBAs recommend it.  see post
Diorshow - New Formula Review
Hello BT!     Disclosure:   I was very lucky to have received a gift a little while ago from Sephora and Dior to try the new, reformulated Diorshow mascara. Here is my review below!   There was a great review from annec322 recently, too, and some others.  We had a death in the family  that took some time and prevented me from posting sooner, so I know this is bit like old news. However, the extended time before posting the review has given me a chance to use it daily and so I probably have more to say than if I'd used it just once or twice.  This was a VIBR exclusive online but now appears to be available to all for purchase.  The last time I used Diorshow, it was actually a blue, that I used primarily on the tips of my eyelashes. Anyway, on to my experience with the new Diorshow in 090 Black. Here is the package, the one I got has the traditional box (on the left) with a sleeve on the outside to show results and the new packaging, which claims (from Sephora website): "The patented Air-Lock™ wiper prevents the formula from being in contact with the air, keeping the mascara from drying in the tube, thereby allowing for fresh application day after day."       I really love the huge, full brush.  My typical favorites are traditionally mascaras like Urban Decay Perversion, Marc Jacobs Omega, etc. so a big difference I noticed right away is that the Diorshow is not as "wet" a formula as those are.  However, that doesn't diminish it's performance.  I really liked it and here are the top reasons why (because I like lists):  1. I found it to be extremely clump-free and smooth to apply, even multiple coats 2. It is lengthening and volumizing and one coat is plenty, but two gives even a bit more volume 3. The tapered tip allows you to reach the inner and outer corner lashes easily 4.  It wears all day on me (no primer was used) with absolutely no smudging or flaking whatsoever.   I often get some flaking from other formulas but just thought that was normal! 5.  It removes easily with any face washes I've tried, without any special removers, and without having to pull or tug at all.  I didn't realize how nice this was until I realized my bath towel doesn't get covered with black smudges.   I have some pics below of me with no mascara, with one coat of Diorshow and then with two coats of Diorshow.  Not too much difference is obvious in the pictures between one and two coats. Just for reference, I don't ever curl my lashes and in these pictures, wearing no lash primer. As has been mentioned before, it does have a floral scent to it, but for me, it's not a bother and I only smelled it in the tube/wand - no smell at all once on my eyes.   Please ignore my messy hair!  Looking back, I should have done something with it, though I kept my makeup minimum so you could see my lashes a little better.  I also probably should have tried a different angle because my eyes are so hooded, but I wanted to get this posted.     Anyway, thanks for reading, and thanks to Dior and Sephora for letting me try this!  Although I received this one for free, I would definitely purchase on my own in the future based on how well it performed.     No Mascara:    One Coat New Diorshow Mascara:    2 Coats New Diorshow Mascara: 
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Best eye makeup remover for Ciate Triple Shot
Love the Ciate Triple Shot mascara but it is impossible to completely remove using Sephora eye makeup remover (rubbing,washing, rubbing again) anyone tried anything else as I'm tired of using so much remover and cotton pads everyday
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neacail / NEWCOMER / replied
I like Clinique's Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips and BI-FACIL - Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover by Lancome.   They're both two "two-part" (fo... see post
Just wanted to let all you Viseart addicts know that ALL of the palettes (including the newest ones — Cool Mattes, Dark Mattes and Editorial Brights) are available online at Musebeauty (google it).   Happy shopping! I ordered Dark Mattes yesterday!
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Thanks for the info njattana! Great to know! see post
MAC 239 dupe
Hi All, Anyone have an idea about a dupe for the Brush 239 by Mac in sephora store? This is a basic brush really for laying down and patting on color on the lid. 
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Hi ClaireCh,   I recommend trying the Sephora Collection Classic Must Have Powder Shadow Brush #60.         see post
Anastasia: DipBrow, Powder duo or Brow Wiz?
I'm in the market for a new brow product. I currently use Tarte's emphasEYES brow pencil (in Rich Brown) but I want I bit more precision in my application and I find that Tarte's product is a bit too soft and tends to get everywhere.   I'm looking for a natural and defined look. So nothing dramatic, but just something to make them darker, more defined and with clean lines. Lately whenever I use the Tarte spoolie to blend out the product, it gets everywhere and make my brows look blurry/fuzzy on the edges. Not a fan.   I'm assuming all of the Anastasia brow products are advertised as smudge proof, but are they all, really?   I got a sample of the powder duo and am trying it out today and I'm liking it. But I'm concerned about the powder falling out onto my cheeks throughout the day or as the product gets older. Have you experienced this? I'm also not sure how much use I'll get out of the lighter color. I think my sample is in Dark Brown and the light powder is a light brown...not sure if that would even show up on my brows!   I naturally have jet black hair that I lighten with semi-permanent dye into a dark, dark brown.   Which do you prefer, between the dipbrow, powder duo, brow wiz, and why?
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I bought the wrong one then. I'm guessing mine is just more concentrated than the powder duo, so I'll try the powder duo next time. see post
Newly Reformulated Diorshow Mascara
Recently Dior reformulated their Diorshow mascara. The new formula is enriched with fibers to thicken without clumping and an air lock wiper was added to reduce oxygen interaction and therefore extend mascara lifetime. Sephora/Dior gifted me this mascara and I wanted to share my opinions.   My Lashes and typical routine:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) I have natural curl to my lashes and they have decent natural length too. Therefore, if you are looking for mascara that will curl your lashes I don’t think my review will be able to answer that question. Typical routine: Step 1) Dior maximizer plumping serum (adds volume and makes the mascara stay put) Step 2) Guerlain Maxi lash (separates/fans out lashes, makes them black from root to tip). For the second step I also am happy using Hourglass Nior mascara or Dior It lash mascara. I have natural curl to my lashes and they have decent natural length too. Therefore, if you are looking for mascara that will curl your lashes I don’t think my review will be able to answer that question.Typical routine tep 1) Dior maximizer plumping serum (adds volume and makes the mascara stay put)Step 2) Guerlain Maxi lash (separates/fans out lashes, makes them black from root to tip). For the second step I also am happy using Hourglass Nior mascara or Dior It lash mascara.     What I expect out of a mascara: It needs to separate my lashes and fan them out, it needs to add volume to each lash without major clumping, it needs to make them look black from root to the very tip, and it needs to stay put (no smudging, no flaking) for at least 12+ hours without being waterproof. I know these are high expectations but I love my lashes and I always buy full-size high end mascara. So when I am spending ~$28 a tube every 3-4 months it better be good!   Application: I am not used to such a large brush head, so I found I went a bit slower than normal. Other than that it was no different than other mascara’s I use. No special side of the brush to use, no special angle, no special swiping motion, etc.   Did it meet my expectations: · Separation/Fan out: Yes. I saw no major clumping even after two coats. See photos below. · Volume/black from root to tip: Yes. I felt like it definitely took two coats for me to get the volume and blackness from root to tip I desire, but I was very pleased with the result after two coats. See photos below. · Longevity: Mostly Yes. I did notice flaking after +8 hours of wear. Not major flaking but when I looked close in the mirror I could see the little black specs that had fallen off and landed on my face. I found using this mascara with the Dior maximizing serum extended the longevity but also made it clump more.   No mascara: Spoiler (Highlight to read)  One coat of mascara: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Two coats of mascara:   Final opinion: So far, I have used this mascara every day for over 2 weeks. I like this mascara and intend to use it until it is finished. I am finally getting used to the large brush head so I will buy this again.   Lastly, I must give credit where credit is due! I want to thank Sephora/Dior for gifting me this mascara. I was gifted this mascara but the opinions shared in this review and the time spent evaluating this mascara were all my own.
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I just tried my sample of this and I love it!! It fans my lashes out more than any other mascara I've tried!   I have to ask - am I the only idiot that tried to unscre... see post
Velour lashes?
Are they worth it? Are they really different? I'm debating...heeeeelp me decide
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I'm wondering how many uses are you getting out of these? I get 2-3 maybe out of my Ardells. But I'm very rough on them..I supposed if I paid this much I would be more c... see post
NON NUDE Matte Eyeshadow Palette
I recently purchased my first matte palette - Too Faced Natural Matte. I am enjoying it so much that I would like to try more mattes but with some color this time, not just browns/greys/taupes. I'd like to see some pinks, purples, greens, etc. I haven't really been able to find a palette of more colorful mattes though. Any ideas? 
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Oooh yes, another vote for Inglot! Big big color payoff!  see post
Chocolate bar
Love!!! My TF chocolate bar - do you think the second is different enough to warrant having both?
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Hi @ydnam,   Looking at the Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette and the Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar online, they both look quite similar. I recommend taki... see post
Lash Extensions
I was wondering if anyone here on BT get lash extensions? I'm thinking of getting them but the beauty salon i'm looking at seems pretty expensive, around $250 for the first set (mink) than touch ups every 6-8 weeks are $50-100. What is mink anyways? The cheaper one that's 75 lashes per eye for $170 the first time.   I've seen people with extensions and they look amazing! But, I'm a little worried that I can't wear liner anymore since makeup remover might weaken the adhesive. Also, the price is a little hard to swallow. Ladies, help me make a decision! Should I go get them done?
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meesha289 / FRESH FACE / replied
mink lashes........... if you are an animal lover you may want to think twice and do research on how they actually acquire this mink you are using to make yourself look ... see post
Eyeliner finished after a few uses? Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof.
I bought the Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof.  After using it up to the point where one needs to twist the end to get more product... I realized my pencil does not give you more product with twisting.  Is this a defective pencil or is this how it is designed?  I have to think it's defective... there's no way that I would be charged $10 fo so little eyeliner... Does anyone else have this problem?  Is there a way to get the eyeliner out?   Thanks.
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What is your favorite eye shadow palette?
Hey, beauties! I want to buy an eye shadow palette. I don't wear eye shadow everyday, only for special occasions. The only one I have is just a basic drugstore brand. I believe it's called The Nudes by Maybelline. I always hear great things about the Naked palettes by Urban Decay and the Chocolate Bar ones by Too Faced. What's your favorite eye shadow palette?  
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I couldn't agree more. Plus both palettes are so compact and easy to store & travel with! see post
Lace Lashes Gone?
Do my eyes deceive me?  Are they finally gone from the sale section?  Emerald ring thing still there..... 
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
As someone who does do my nails...I still dont get it. see post
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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I got this one to try also free from Sephora/Dior, I just haven't had time to take and post some pictures, but I also love it!     In the meantime, I just wanted to sh... see post
Eyebrow Makeup
I'm searching for a brow product. I've never used one before so I'd like one that is easy to use, looks natural and doesn't budge. I have fair skin and light-medium brown brows. Any suggestions?
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Hi @mchughcl,   I recommend the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Soft Brown! The Brow Powder Duo is really easy to use and doesn't smudge easily at all. I ... see post
If you could only have ONE eyeshadow palette or handful of singles, what would you choose?
This is a question that's always intrigued me. I LOVE makeup, but I had a bad habit of buying too much eyeshadow I didn't need and tried to slim my collection down - I wanted just enough to create a variety of looks, but not enough to be overwhelming. So I settled on one eyeshadow palette and a handful of singles. But the process made me think; what couldn't I live without? It was interesting.   But if we were all stranded on a desert island and could only bring one palette what would you bring?   For me, it's the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes palette! <3 It's so perfect. Any of the shadows can be worn alone for that dainty, princess-like girly look I love, several are ideal highlighters, and you can make a smokey eye.    But! I know some people would rather discuss individual eyeshadows they can't live without, so throw those out too!
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Clinique Black Honey eyeshadow single. Much better than MAC's cranberry imo (and I'm a MAC girl!). If you're okay with a purpler burgundy, I also recommend Maybelline's ... see post
Good felt tip eyeliner that stays on?
Stila's Stay All Day flakes and I find the brush a bit too flimsy for my liking.   Any good felt tip marker style eyeliners?
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I have tried so many liquid eye liners and the Kat Von D is by far the best. Makeup Forever makes a good one too. That would be 2nd choice.  see post
New Marc Jacobs Highliner Colors
Who else is a fan of Marc Jacobs highliners? They just released 10 new colors. I'm really excited for In the Buff, which Sephora seems to be sold out of already. I thought it would be great to start a post where people can share their looks that they've created with these beauties. I'm mainly curious on how to pull these off, especially the bright colors ;-)  
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The UD was supposed to be this awesome liner, but meh. I wasn't really impressed. But this Highliner is worth the price tag so far! see post
RE: Sephora Collection Craig & Karl Felt Eyeliner Set
Are all of the eyeliners in the "Sephora Collection  Craig & Karl Felt Eyeliner Set" in black??
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The eyeliners are the same color as the packaging.  Bright blue, black, white, green, and brown. see post
Smokey eye - Which color?
My prom is next weekend and I want to create the perfect look. I'l be wearing a black dress and I'm accessorizing with red; I have red shoes, read earrings, and I was planning on doing a red lip. I'm conflicted because I don't know what to do for my eyes. I have blue eyes and I ant to make them pop with a glamorous, possibly smokey eye. How do I know if I should I do a black smokey eye or a brown/bronze/gold smokey eye?
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I would do a soft black smokey eye using a palette like Chanel's Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow (the older line) in Smokey Eyes. It goes on really soft and much more natu... see post
Tell me about your Laura Mercier Eye Art Artist's Palette
I don't wear eyeshadow frequently but whenever I do I find myself wishing for plum or purple eyeshadows. I've been told they really complement my almost-black brown eyes.  I have Naked 2 and Naked 3 but those colors lean more brown/rose gold.   I noticed in the LM palette that there are quite a few purple shadows but I also read that the top row is cool toned while the bottom is warm... I am without a doubt warm-toned. So, would it be worth getting the palette for the purples if they're cool-toned? Do you find that the plums on the top row are actually cool? I always associated the word "plum" with warm for some reason, but I guess not in this case?   If you have the palette and love/hate it, please do tell!    
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Disclaimer: I am the least talented person for eye shadow.  I have a hard time blending and all that.  I keep the look simple as a safety.  I own this palette.  I reach ... see post
Best liquid liner anyone?
Sooooo I've been looking for a liquid eye liner, and I'm new to liners and have never worn it before. (my eye makeup is usually mascara and eye shadow) I am only interested in liquid liners as I feel like they glide on more smoothly without all the tugging and pulling on the eye lid. I was interested in the Kat Van D tattoo liner, or one from Stila that is a water proof liquid liner. ( Cant remember the exact name) I would prefer it to be in an under $20 or so range, and would like recommendations by this Tuesday(the 5th of May) as its my birthday and I will be heading to Sephora then. I really am looking for a long lasting all day black smudge proof, (water proof, etc) liquid liner. ~~ Thanks so much for any suggestions or opinions on letting me know which is personally your favorite. <3
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eye primer?
does anyone know a good eye primer that by the end of the night the eye primer does not crease. because urban decay is making my eye shadow crease 
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FWIW, I find my eyeshadow only creased with UD when I used too much. When I began using less it worked perfectly. see post
Help me find a mascara!
So I feel like i've tried almost every mascara out there, including those primers before the mascaras and nothing helps.    I have really long lashes and it's great and I get complemented on them all the time with people asking me if they're real and what not. The problem is they are stick straight. They look great for the first few hours but after that it's game out. I can play with them to give them a little boost but who wants to keep going that.   I curl them, I apply the Diorshow primer and I feel like i've used every mascara under the sun but i'm still open to suggestions so throw them at me. Ones to avoid because i've already used them   Guerlain Maxi Lash, Urban Decay Perversion, Benefit They're Real, Too Faced Better Than Sex, Dior Overcurl, Diorshow, YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils, and too many drug store ones to name and one that I thought actually worked pretty well but flaked   Also, lash curlers, does brand really matter? And why is it that sometime my lashes will curl the opposite direction, like out instead of back? It's also frustrating because I feel like one eye always curls perfect and other always sucks, kind of like eyeliner, it's the worst!  
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I also have very long thick and straight lashes! I use a Shiseido curler, used to be at Sephora but you may have to order that online- also the replacement pads are not ... see post
In a dire search of a under eye concealer that doesnt crease!!!!
I have tried soooo many concealers and for what ever reason I cant find one that doesnt crease and make my under eyes look drier than they already are less than and hour after i apply. I am not looking for a huge amount of coverage as I dont have terrible dark circles or anything, more to brighten and conceal a bit. I have dry under eyes and a bunch of fine lines around my eye and I prep with an eye cream everyday. I have tried multiple creams and set my concealer to prevent creasing and nothing has really worked    Concealers I have tried:   Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Mac Prolongwear  Nars Radiant  Bare Minerals Stroke of Light YSL touche Clat  MUFE Full Coverage Concealer  Benefit Fake Up Concealer La Girl Concealer   Please let me know what concealers have worked for you and recommend!   Thanks   
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I agree. If you do use setting powder you should do it immediately after applying concealer when it isn't even dry yet. so the concealer doesn't have time to gather in t... see post
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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BEAUTY PRO elenaargent / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
While I agree with some of things on here a few things are people's personal preference like overdrawn lips or bug eyebrows like Lily Collins or having the Kim k contour... see post
White shadow base?
Hi everyone,    I am looking for a white eyeshadow base to make the true colors of my eyeshadow pop a bit more. Right now I have been all about the matte colors in my Tartelette palette, but I find I need to use a packing brush to use quite a bit of color to make the colors vibrant, and I have a medium beige skintone. I love how it looks, but I wonder if I use a white base will it be better. Right now I just use UD original primer potion. I was considering the NYX white eyeshadow base or using the NYX jumbo white pencil. Anyone have suggestions?
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Thanks to everyone who answered my question!! I went to Target this weekend and bought the NYX pencil in milk. It worked like a charm! The eyeshadows from my Tartelette ... see post