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nattygirl
Q. Lipstick recommendations
I've conquered the most difficult lipstick monster, and have already found a red lipstick that I adore. But I'm very into lipsticks, and am looking for more that I can wear on a day to day basis, and more vibrant lipsticks too! My lipsticks are mostly from Mac, but I'm open to most anything, so long as it's reasonably priced (let's say... under 20 bucks). I'll still take Mac suggestions, though! Anyways, I'm looking for a good day color, maybe a pink, coral, anything that you think will suit me best, really. I'm 20 years old and have light skin with neutral undertones (think shade 30 in MUFE Mat Velvet). I have medium brown hair and hazel eyes... which are sometimes brown. So I think that covers all the info needed.... I appreciate the help!
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AMWord
BEAUTY MAVEN AMWord / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. MAC REBEL!! see post
12x26
Q. nude lip???
i want to achieve a nude lip as close as possible to this. i am the shade st moritz in nars tinted moisturizer. i have yellow undertones and i am fairly tan. please give me recommendations! thank you!
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Nicrohr
HALL OF FAMER Nicrohr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. This whole look is really pretty.   Bobbi Brown has some shimmer finish lipsticks that looked I swear just like this when I tried them on -- if you want an alternative... see post
mcjeanne
Q. Lip Questions
i noticed in the tutorials that the models had lovely pink lips, even at the start of the demo. My lips, on the other hand, are quite blue. This skews the colors of lipsticks and especially of glosses. Doe anyone else have this problem, and if so, have you been able to "correct' it?
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. You can "mute" or neutralize the color of your lips buy blanking them out with a light layer of liquid or powder foundation.  see post
anna1313
Q. How do you fix peeling/cracking lips?
My lips peel and crack when I wear lipstick (even the expensive kinds). It makes it hard for color to stay on evenly. Is there any products that may reduce that? I wear EOS chapstick to try to even out my lips but it doesn't work well.
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DiVWA
HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I use Mentholatum Ointment which has camphor in it. I know many people are against using this but it works overnight on healing cracks and chapped lips. I've used it sin... see post
julesg100
Q. Help me find the perfect red lipstick!
Hi, I have ash blonde highlighted hair, blue eyes and light to medium complexion with some golden undertones.  For reference, I wear Bobbi Brown foundation in Warm Sand 2.5.  I would love to find my perfect red lipstick!
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, julesg100!  I'm similar in coloring to you.  Two reds that I wear are both by Urban Decay:  Gash (only available on their website) and Mrs. Mia Williams.  A favorite... see post
jessijo15
Q. Lip liner for Poe by Kat Von D?
Since none of the Sephoras have this lipstick in stock where I live, I have resorted to ordering it online! I have read from reviews that since there is sparkle in the lipstick that when you apply it on your lips the edges can look rough.  Does anybody know of a blue (preferably) or black lip liner that I could wear with this lipstick?  Thanks!  
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shapeshifter
HALL OF FAMER shapeshifter / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I just tried it on the other day. It does have actual pieces of sparkle in it, I didn't think it looked super rough around the edges though. I just used a clear liner so... see post
heybrook
Q. A good lip liner for Kat Von D's studded kiss homegirl?
I bought her lipstick and tried it on around 3 days ago without a lip liner and the lipstick was very uneven and patchy. I'm assuming of course this is because of the lip liner so some suggestions would be appreciated!
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I think the formula is just patchy like that unfortunately, you could try OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Black Dahlia though :) see post
missttpooh
Q. what color lipstick is good for people that are dark skin?
please help me i need answers 
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newandaddicted
BEAUTY MASTER newandaddicted / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I'm NW45 in Mac and 178 in MUFE.  I love Mac's flat out fabulous with a deeper liner.  I don't think we can tell you all the colors that look good on your skin, because ... see post
Gingersaurus
Q. What is the best red lipstick shade for a natural redhead with pale skin?
I love the classy look of red lipstick! But I want to know what shade would be the best with my hair and skin color without looking gaudy!    Thank you girls!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A.   Popular reds include:   MAC's Russian Red MAC's Ruby Woo NARS Velvet Matte Pencil in Dragon Girl   Try looking for a bright, blue based red, so there's a cooler... see post
luvnmkup
Q. does anyone know the brand and color of lipstick Angelina Jolie wore in Malificient
love the color.  I would like to try it.
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. The MAC Maleficent collection has a lipstick, but it might be discontinued already or sold out.   Other alternatives are: MAC Cockney NARS Fire Down Below NARS Red... see post
deebree
Q. whats your favorite all time lipstick?
my favorite all time lipstick is nars!!
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY MASTER HarlemJPN / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. My fave is Tom Ford. Delicious colors, rich pigments, and creamy smoothness.  My fave colors are ravenous, wild ginger, and violet fatale.  The price is a killer, and ... see post
pandacat22
Q. Lip Wrinkles =/
Hey Guys,    I have a question on lip wrinkles. I'm a 22 year old with lip wrinkles - not wrinkles around my mouth but actually on my lips =/ I love the look of matte lipstick but they are typically incredibly drying and only magnify the look the terrible vertical lines. Therefore, I'm on the hunt for something moisturizing and hydrating to combat my lip wrinkles. Any suggestions are welcome (and please don't shy away from drug store brands either). I am open to trying any sort of product that has worked for someone.   Also I was wondering if there are any differences between Korres Lip Butter and Korres Lip Butter Glaze. Those are some products I was looking into and I wanted to know if there was anything different between them, aside from the method of application.   Thanks!    
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chanellover101
BEAUTY MAVEN chanellover101 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Usually when I apply a matte red or a matte dark it looks horrible like you said. But, I usually give her a mild red with a little shine and it helps. P.S. The red was a... see post
tberge212
Q. Sephora Birthday Gift Lipstick
I'm not sure if the answer to this is really obvious, but I got the Sephora birthday gift and it came with the MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural lipstick. I absolutely LOVE it and want to buy it, but I'm not sure what shade it comes in. Does anyone know what shade the birthday lipstick comes in? Thanks!
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi tberge, The lipstick is Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in N9 Copper pink!   http://bit.ly/1f6kmgf :) -Laura see post
SomthingWicked
Q. Lip Stains Etc?
Can anyone please recommend good lip stains or lipsticks that wont come off when kissing? haha! I've got a few from Walmart that stay on great but they color selection is minimum, I like more vibrant and unnatural colors; bright red, hot pink, purple, blue, black ,etc. I would be thrilled if anyone knew of a black like this but I'm not too hopeful... 
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littlelivi246
BEAUTY BUFF littlelivi246 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. The LipSurgance Matte Balm Tint from Tarte is awesome. The color Lively, a hot pink, is great because it stays on, but doesn't dry up. It is actually quite moisterizing!... see post
rachel4567
Q. will the urban decay eye primer potion also work on lips?
I own the urban decay eyeshadow primer. I am interseted in buying a lip primer as well, but before I purchase one I want to know if the eyeshadow primer also works on lips just as well. Thanks
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sparklekai
HALL OF FAMER sparklekai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. i tried this all week & it worked the same as a lip primer! thanks for your question which will save me $$$....which i'll spend on other beauty products ;) see post
cc87
Q. Trying to find a replacement for a discontinued shade of lipstick
Does anyone have any suggestions for a lipstick similar in color to Chanel's Soft Mink which was my absolute favorite and has been discontinued for years.    Thanks!     I don't care about the brand, just looking for a similar color.
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HelloCoffee
HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. http://karlasugar.net/2009/09/mac-lipstick-recap/   This site has most of MAC lipsticks swatched....hope it helps! see post
ChicDabbler
Q. Painful pimple on lips, how do you deal with that?
Ok, so there's acne treatment and various things to treat pimple on the face. If it's drying or harsh, no big deal. But I've got a tiny red bump on the lip that hurts every time I touch it and it's a problem when I eat. Moreover, I JUST manage to recover my lips from it's previous dry/itchy/flaky condition, so.......   Have you ever gotten pimples on your lips? how do you deal with that?   Thanks.
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punctuationgeek
HALL OF FAMER punctuationgeek / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Have you tried Mario Badescu products? Temptalia has a breakdown of the different products for getting rid of pimples. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is great, though reall... see post
ItsVanee
Q. What helps with chaped lips?
ProperIntro
BEAUTY PRO ProperIntro / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. Buddha Balm lip balm, they have 6 different flavors available and you can only purchase them in packs of 4 under $13 with free shipping in different flavors or specific ... see post
stellabella25
Q. Red Lips - Help Needed
I would love to wear red lipstick or liquid lipstick but it always feathers on my lips even when using lipliner, lip primer, etc. Any suggestions?
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jennypenny1995
HALL OF FAMER jennypenny1995 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Go watch Lisa Eldridge's newest video on YouTube.  She shows a gorgeous red lip look and details how to make it last AND not get on your teeth. see post
ntailor
Q. Lip Gloss/Lipstick Tips
When I apply lipgloss or lipstick, it tends to not last throughout the day.  Is there something people apply before you put on your lip gloss to make it last all day?  Do you apply concealer or lip primer or something?  Can you apply regular concealer to your lips and then apply the gloss?    
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NanelleLips
BEAUTY MAVEN NanelleLips / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. If you make sure your lips are moisturized before applying lip gloss, it will stay longer. The best products are the Korres lip butters and the Dior lip balm. For me, ap... see post
missglamourgirl
Q. Pink Lipgloss for me?
Okay so I have found that a light pink lipgloss works best on my skin tone and I was wondering which one is the best??? Thank you!
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NanelleLips
BEAUTY MAVEN NanelleLips / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. So obviously, by the comments below, Nars is a winner. Honestly, there is nothing better then Nars lip gloss because they are not super sticky! A really beautiful finish... see post
paigealexis
Q. Is it necessary to use primer for lip tar?
I am about to purchase a pack of lip tars and I am wondering if I have to also buy the clear primer.
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warriorwitch
HALL OF FAMER warriorwitch / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. You don't need the primer, its mainly to keep your lips smooth and moisturized (as far as I can tell). None of the colors I have are drying at all, but if you have dry l... see post
JAK17
Q. Replacement Color for Benefit's 'La La Land' Lipstick?
Apparently Benefit discontinued the color 'La La Land' in it's full-coverage lipstick. It's my favorite color ever-- so I need a replacement.  Any suggestions?  (Different brand would be fine, too.)  Thanks!!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi JAK17-   I suggest the Bareminerals Marvelous Moxie in Finish First - milk chocolate http://www.sephora.com/marvelous-moxie-trade-lipstick-P379514?skuId=1497296... see post
realchic
Q. Burgundy lips
hi im looking for a burgundy colored lipstick that's very chic and modern...kind of like what the celebs are wearing nowadays on the red carpet. nothing too too dark.
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ghkim
HALL OF FAMER ghkim / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. how about this one?   http://www.sephora.com/long-lasting-vinyl-lip-lacquer-P379328?skuId=1500719   it's only 5$! i have it in the red color and it is very long last... see post
Nicrohr
Q. Help Identify MAC Mystery Lustre Lipstick? Hot Pink/Fuschia
Hi Ladies and Gentleman - can you help me identify this long time favorite?  The sticker was never clear about the name and it's rubbed off now.  Had this about 3 yearsish?    I t's a MAC lustre in their regular lipstick case.  Black/silver.  See photos!    Any help would be great.   I THOUGHT I could see the letters "__ __ L A __" or something like that in the name, but looking through lists of MAC Lustre lipsticks (even including special editions), I can't find almost any with those letters.  Hmmm...   It's a medium-bright pink, fairly pigmented (not thick/matte/full, but also not totally sheer), cool, with very slight lustre (shimmer).  For me it's a wearable version of hot pink.     The photo of the tube below makes it look darker/more purple than it is, so I am adding a lip shot wearing it... However, it's denser and brighter pink than i looks in the lips photo [which i am trying to post but won't upload darnit].  Sorry I couldn't get a good pic!   It also tastes a little like vanilla.   Thanks in advance.          
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Maybe it's Milan Mode, it would work with the "_ _LA_"     I found that composite image while searching just from MACs current lustre shades.   Here's another p... see post
buchukas
Q. Monica Lewinsky's lipstick worn during the famous Barbara Walters interview.
nancygoogoo
BEAUTY CELEB nancygoogoo / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / answered
A. Stila made a perfect dupe of this in the lipstick called "Natalie". It was so close to Club Monaco's Glaze that you literally could NOT tell the difference. Unfortunatel... see post
ChicDabbler
Q. Liar liar liar: Jack Black lip treatment SPF25
Jack Black lip treatment is THE most moisturizing lip product I've tried, but I like to look at the ingredients list to make sure I'm not paying for weird chemicals. The original ingredients list on the website and printed on the back of the lip balm is: Active Ingredients : Octinoxate 7.5%, Avobenzone 3.0%. Other Ingredients : Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Persea Gratissima Avocado Oil, Prunus Amgdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).   I find it suspicious that there is absolutely zero preservative, wax or petroleum in it. While many websites don't list full ingredients list, what's printed on the product is always the full list. That list was the same on the tube, on Sephora.com and on their website. However, recently they've finally decided to disclose the real ingredients list. It was not reformulated, it's just now they included the ommited ingredients on the tube (altho the info is not updated on Sephora.com): Active Ingredients : Octinoxate 7.5%, Avobenzone 3.0%. Inactive Ingredients:   Petrolatum , Lanolin Oil , Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Ehylhexl Methoxycinnamate, Cera Alba, Ozokerite, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Butyl Methoxydibenzoyl-methane, Parfum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Perse Gratissima (Avocado Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben , Microcrystallina Cera, Cyclopentasiloxane, Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalol   I find it very very upsetting that they would hide the ingredients (the full list was revealed probably due to the new SPF guideline, otherwise nowhere to be found). Some people may be allergic (lanolin?) or trying to avoid (parabens) certain ingredients, and this is rude and disappointing. In any case, for people who care about the ingredients, beware. I actually found out about it on Temptalia:   Hm, now I'm also suspicious that the Anthony Logistic Lip SPF25 is also prob not the full ingredients and am ordering a tube to check.
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ry22
HALL OF FAMER ry22 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Ewww! According to the description from the Sephora product page:   What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Sulfates - Synthetic Fragrances - Synthetic Dyes - Petrochemic... see post
fluffydiva
Q. Desparately seeking a deep red lipstick
I am a medium toned african american lady looking for the best deep red lipstick or stain. Not bright but a deep luxurious and rich almost blood red color. Can anyone help?  
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sweetxteeth
BEAUTY PRO sweetxteeth / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. oh, almost i forgot to mention:   -Illamasqua Lipstick in "Box" and "Maneater" (although the formula dries my lips out more than i'd like, but i love the colors..Illam... see post
missvictoria
Q. Thick Lip Balm
Hello! So, lately I've been searching around for a good night lip balm. I have my EOS which are amazing for day. However, I wan a super-thick lip balm for night. One that I would be able to still feel after I wake up, of possible. So, does anyone have any recommendations? Does the Rosebud Salve fit this description? Do any of the Lush lip balms fit this description? Any others? Thank you so much!
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. You can use non-SPF EOS for night. I'm a fan of Rosebud Salve because it moisturizes and leaves a layer on your lips. I apply generously before sleep and wake up still w... see post