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Anastasia Modern Renaissance Help
 Hi! So I finally purchased a modern renaissance palette after seeing the 4.8 star reviews and the very pretty swatches!   However..... I can't seem to get a nice look on me without looking like I bruised my eye!  I usually use either the UD naked 3 palette or TooFaced Peach Palette.. I've also tried youtubing for looks but none of them see workable.     If you have any tips on what colors to put wherever on the eye, please let me know! I don't want to have to return the palette! The colors are soooo pretty!  Preferably I'd like less intense looks, more of a subtle look   (I have fair color skin, dark brown eyes, asian so no crease but big eyes, )   Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ yayurbandecay / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
oo! that's actually a very nice look! i'll give it a try. Thanks for the help! see post
Tarte Aqualillies shadow dupes?
Does anyone remember this palette? It is my favorite palette of all time and has been my white whale (Moby D!ck) since it was discontinued (darn LE)! This palette was perfection, but 3 shadows stole my heart, namely hammock (coffee brown that blends like a dream), bikini (duo chrome peachy tan is the best way I can describe it but doesn't do it justice and my absolute favorite shade in this palette) and sun deck (a light tan). This palette was an impulse purchase in 2013 and since it is no longer available I ration my usage of it. I have hoped Tarte would release these colors again under a different name in another palette but haven't found that to be the case. Can anyone suggest dupes of these shadows (especially hammock and bikini) by any brand in singles or a palette? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN mrsw09 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Insomniacmuffun, I have not found for sure any yet. I am curious if Makeup Geek's duochrome shadow in I'm Peachless might work as a dupe for hammock but haven't seen it ... see post
which is a better eyelash primer benefit or urban decay
HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @heysierrahere I tried the benefit one and didn't like it, then gave up on eyelash primers entirely.   Did you end up finding the one you liked better? please share... see post
Eye shadows like Kevyn Aucoin shimmers
I have the Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book Volume II (shortening the product name) and love soft the shimmer shadows look are on the eyes.  Does anyone know of any other formulas that are like it?  I just love this type of shimmer for daytime; it feels really sophisticated for the office.
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi @CorinneRose I really like the Ciate London palettes. They are packaged beautifully, portable, and the half of the shadows are this gorgeous office-appropriate shimme... see post
Best under-eye concealer for dark circles?
What's the best concealer for dark purple circles under my eyes? I've tried many different ones, some in combo with others, including Bobbi Brown, Nars, Kat Von D, etc....
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BEAUTY BOSS sydtomato / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I would try and get a sample to see if you like! I find it brightening but some have mixed reviews.  I orders shape tape from the tarte website.  I really wish Ulta didn... see post
Waterproof mascara
Hello lovelies!  I need new mascara and only use waterproof - I sleep in my mascara sometimes but don't do that! What is your favorite brand = black & waterproof. Thank you in advance.
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BEAUTY BUFF kathmb / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
If you have a favorite mascara that happens to not come in waterproof anymore, I know I've spotted a few waterproof topcoats around here lately.   That said, depending... see post
Mascara
Too Faced Better Than Sex or Benefit Rollerlash? Which one and why?
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BEAUTY BUFF kathmb / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Depends on what kind of look you're going for (and maybe what kind of lashes you have).   I don't have luck with BTS because I have typical Asian lashes and the accomp... see post
Eyelash Growth Serum
I have very short eyelashes that even with mascara don't seem to look any better. False eyelashes bug my eyelashes towards the inner parts. I am considering an eyelash growth serum. I have a friend who uses the Rodan+Fields Lash boost but am hesitant against those types of companies. Espcially when they make you pay a starter fee to buy their products at a discount.  Anyone have any luck with the RevitaLash Advanced or the Rodan+Fields? Or even something else? I don't want to have to take pills though.  Thanks!
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JennaF92 / NEWCOMER / replied
I use Lash Boost with Rodan and Fields and LOVE IT. I have first hand seen from January to now how much longer my lashes have gotten. I did not have to pay a starter fee... see post
how do I prevent Kat Von D tattoo eyeliner from transferring to my lid?
The first few times I used this eyeliner (with and without primer, with and without shadow) it went on perfectly. One swipe, full coverage and no transferring to my lid. After about 5 days it started transferring to my lids after 20 minutes of being on. In the past 2 days, even after storing tip down and shaking, it's going on lightly so i've had to put on more than one coat. The transferring was even worse! I'm not sweating - just driving to work. Is this usual or does it sound defective? Thank you for your thoughts!
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JennaF92 / NEWCOMER / replied
I also have had this problem, but very sporadically. I tend to do one coat, let it dry, then come back to it for a 2nd coat a couple minutes later.    I noticed it mos... see post
Vein in Eyelid Crease
I have a vein in the crease of one eyelid that makes eyeshadow application difficult, as one crease always looks darker. Any tips?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome!   A tinted primer can also be a savior on days where you may not want to do a full eye look with shadows but also don't want to just have the actual sk... see post
Eyelashes / Mascara Longer on Right Eye and Shorter on Left
Hi BT Ladies,     I just tried the Loreal Voluminous Butterfly mascara this morning, and did my right eye first. To my delight it gave me super long, separated lashes with amazing curl. I was beyond ecstatic. My go-to mascara was MUFE Smoky Extravagant, but this worked even better than MUFE, and is a lot cheaper...so I was sooo happy...   Then I did my left eye.    I have no idea what happened? The left eye lashes turned out extremely wimpy, short, and clumpy, with no curl, and was just overall a horrible mess. It looked like my left and right eyelashes belonged on two different people. They just did not match what-so-ever.   I've had this happen with other mascaras, where my left eyelashes turn out not as nice as the right, but never such an extreme difference as today with the Loreal Butterfly mascara.    So a few questions for you lovely ladies:    1. Have you had experiences where you lashes were uneven either with or without mascara? (in terms of length, volume, curl, etc). 2. What mascaras tend to give more uneven results / what was the shape of the brush? (I find that the uneven lashes issue happens the most with asymmetrical brushes) 3. What do you think is the cause of this?  4. Any tips or tricks on how to make your lashes look even on both sides?    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!    (FYI, I'm right handed. Also, when I do my left eyelashes, I still use my right hand, but twist my wrist the other way, so that the tip of the mascara wand is facing towards the inner corner of my left eye).     
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Jade7503!   This thread is an older one from 2014, and while previous threads can provide great insight and information from other users, resurrecting an older thr... see post
Mascara
What's the best curling mascara?
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BEAUTY BOSS sultananatalie / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
thank you! see post
Eyeshadow Palettes
I've been considering purchasing a high end eyeshadow palette. I have narrowed it down by process of YouTube videos and what color schemes look most appealing to me. Between the Tartlette In Bloom palette and the ABH Modern Renaissance palette, which should I pick and why? 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @2rural4beauty,   I have both palettes and use the Tartelette in Bloom far more than the Modern Renaissance Palette. I just find the Tartelette to be easier to tr... see post
What eye shadow color?
I have a lilac dress. What color should my eye shadow be?
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HALL OF FAMER Mcakes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It really depends on the occasion @Vivian13L! Are you wearing it to a festival? If you are I think it would be fun to use other pastel colors as eyeshadow to play it up.... see post
Eyeliner for waterline?
I need a good eyeliner for my waterline....something that stays put and will not smudge or run.  I have sensitive eyes as well...any recommendations please?  I prefer a pencil.  Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If your eyes are sensitive and you're not aware of any particular ingredients or components you may be reactive to, you may look into brands that have liners that are de... see post
Everyday eyeshadow palette (Perfect for travel)
Going to Hawaii in May and wanting a easy travel eyeshadow palette that can take me from day to night. I have the Too Faced Matte eyeshadow palette and hate it, as the colors tend to not blend well and get muddy very quickly.    I am looking at: NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow palette Tartelette Tease Tartelette in Bloom Tartelette Pro Amazonian Clay Bare Minerals Bare Neutrals   Any opinions on these? Thanks in advance!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @cassandraw91,   My favorite palette is the Tartelette in Bloom palette. It is great palette for traveling and the shades are perfect for daily use and for a nigh... see post
Favorite Natural Looking False Lashes
Just curious what some of y'alls favorite natural looking false lashes are.  If I wake up early enough I sometimes like throwing on some Ardell 110's or Kiss Shy lashes for work.   
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @texasgirl79,   I don't wear false lashes often (I have glasses and my natural lashes already touch the lenses haha), but two natural styles I really like are SEP... see post
Looking for the PERFECT waterproof liquid liner. What's your favorite and why????
I haven't been active in a looooong time. Now that my kid is almost 5, I'm starting to have time for me and looking for some advice on liners. Ready to play around with winged liners, etc and am looking for excellent pigmentation and waterproof. What's your favorite????
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HALL OF FAMER mermadelove / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi! How have you been??? Nice to see a name I recognize and THANKS for the welcome back  :)  !!   I love the UD pencil liners, but I've never tried their waterproof. T... see post
Gothic Makeup
Hi all!   I'm not all too sure if there's even such a thing as gothic makeup (as far as the look goes), but thought I'd ask if anyone has any tips for eyeshadow/blush application and any brands geared towards that aesthetic.   I'd love if you guys could share any youtubers, instagrammers, or even pics of yourselves for inspiration!!! 
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HALL OF FAMER nik6543 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@ashanizer I have a few YTers/IGers that come to mind Drac Makens (YT)/ drac_makens (IG), It's Black Friday (YT)/ itsblackfriday (IG), Dre Ronayne (YT)/ dreronayne (IG),... see post
Smokey eye for dummies
HALL OF FAMER Mcakes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You can and I have haha. It just depends on what kind of smokey eye you are looking for! Also depends on your eye shape.  Here's one by Goss going over the basics for e... see post
Help to find perfect Eyeshadow Palette
Hello everyone I need help finding the perfect Eyeshadow Palette for my older sister who is finally getting into makeup (yay). She's in her early 30s, medium complexion, brown hair/eyes, and loves shimmer/glitter <3 Any help will be gladly appreciated she has Naked 2. TIA 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Jassme.   The Original Naked Palette is one of my favorites and looks amazing on all skin tones. I am pretty sure I hit pan on all of the shimmers in the palette... see post
Which tartelette eyeshadow palette should I buy?
I don't typically buy eyeshadow so I'm trying to figure out which colour palette I should use. I have fair skin, ash blonde hair and blue eyes. Which tartelette eyeshadow would you recommend?    
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Biancat3,   I personally love the Tartelette in Bloom Palette is my favorite of the two. I love the shimmer shades in the palette.    Both palettes would loo... see post
Summertime Concealer!
Okay I need help. I'm looking for a nice lightweight concealer that's sheer to medium coverage that I can use in the summer. Y'know, pop on and walk out the door. My under eye area is normal skin texture. Please help!
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BEAUTY BUFF scarletpuppy64 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Highly recommend the Wander Beauty Dualist Matte & Illuminating Concealer. It is very lightweight and has the perfect amount of coverage! The illuminating liquid is grea... see post
Eyeshadow for daily wear?
I am seeking a subtle eyeshadow for daily wear. I've been wearing a pale blue shade that looks good but my GF said it feels kinda off for daytime and I agree. I wear powder foundation, blush, eyeshadow, mascara, and lipstick daily. (P.S. I'm a guy.) Your suggestions for something that'll look natural and cute will be very much appreciated!
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BEAUTY BUFF scarletpuppy64 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I never really wore eyeshadow unless it was for an occasion. Ive finally found a line that looks great for an everyday natural look! It is the Wander Beauty Exquisite Ey... see post
SOS - My Watery-Eye dilemma!!
So, I've never used this before but I was wondering if anyone can relate or has advice! Since the dawn of time (me experimenting with make up at age 11) I have struggled with finding an eyeliner or mascara that is long lasting.  My eyes are watery I guess and spend most of my day wiping of make up from underneath my eyes. I've tried primers, pencil liners, liquid liners, gel liners, felt-tip pen liners. Water proof mascara, high end mascara, regular mascara. I have yet to find a product that stays on my eyes.  Today I ordered the stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner, Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara and an Urban Decay Primer potion.  I'm hoping these products will work well!  Does anyone have any staple products they use that are long lasting?
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HALL OF FAMER playingdressup / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'll second @wickedlollipop's advice on the eye drops. I now use a prescription drop for allergies plus preservative-free hydrating drops from the drugstore and it reall... see post
Hyperpigmentation around eyes and eye shape
Hi everyone. I would like to know if there are any solutions to get rid of hyper pigmentation around the eyes. I have had this since I was a child and I am the only one in my family that has this. Any ideas on how to lighten this. Concealer doesn't work for me since it creases under my eyes even with primer and I am looking at a long term solution rather than a quick fix.   Also if you can could you tell me what my eye shape is? I am not sure if it is a prominent eye shape.   I would also like to reduce the size of it with makeup. Any tips?
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HALL OF FAMER k617 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you've had it since a child, unless you had some sort of incident which left the hyperpigmentation, it's probably unlikely you can get rid of it completely.   Are y... see post
What is better: white eyelash adhesive or black eyelash adhesive?
Hey guys! I'm new to fake lashes and I'm kind of confused on what kind of adhesive to get. Is it better to get black or white? What is the difference between the two? 
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Sinthusha,   There's not a huge difference between white/clear and black eyelash adhesive! You won't see the glue once it dries, however, from my experience, if y... see post
Anyone have a great waterproof (I swim) and conditioning mascara?
I am a teacher and I swim, so I need a mascara that doesn't flake and is really waterproof! I also am 47 and need to condition this old lashes! Anyone have a fav that works?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Huge ditto to Cannonball! I love that mascara and it definitely wears through swimming or perhaps being thrown in the pool by boys, which may or may not have happened to... see post
Dupes for discontinued Too Faced pallets
I'm looking for dupes for colors from the Too Faced Romantic Eye and Naked Eye pallets. I'm particularly wanting Makeup Geek shadows, but I'll also take suggestions of other brands as well.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome!   I know swatch images can vary some due to lighting and whatnot, so I tried to at least post shades I felt could be a match or very similar based upon... see post
What is the best mascara for oily skin?
I have tried SO many mascaras, and it seems like, no matter what I use, two to three times a day, I have to wipe it from underneath my eyes. I've been told not to use waterproof, because it is formulated to be broken down by oil (as opposed to water), but I have the same problem with washable mascaras.   I've also tried eye shadow primers and using translucent powder under my eyes...   What mascara (that is preferably less than $30, because ouch) will give me the volume that I want (which is a lot) without the raccoon eyes?
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BEAUTY WHIZ beautybandit88 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I swear by Wander Beauty Unlashed Mascara! I have very oily skin. This mascara does not bleed AT ALL! It is my new favorite. Definitely would recommend it  see post