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Q. Perfect wedding lip color...
I am getting married this winter and being the beauty junkie I am, I am already planning out products for the big day. Much of make up inspiration comes from the perfect sheer berry lip stain worn by Adelaide Kane as Queen Mary in the CW TV show Reign. According to multiple sources the make up artist on the show uses Pixi's (Target) Bitten Berry stain but it is discontinued....  Any suggestions on a sheer, matte magenta/berry toned lip stain for my big day?   Thank you so much for your help!!!!!
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HALL OF FAMER njattana / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. First, congrats! Second, it's always hard to suggest lip colours because everyone's lip colour itself is quite different, so me and you could wear the exact same shade ... see post
Q. ABH Liquid lipsticks
Hey everyone, I was just wondering why Canadian Sephora's don't sell the Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks? I wanted to buy one today but was informed by a friend that they are not sold in Canada/Vancouver. How come? Do I have to go to America to purchase them?  Thanks in advance.
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BEAUTY SAVANT bloom9159 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. Guzelkiz is correct. While Sephora sells some Anastasia products, the liquid lipsticks are not sold at any Sephoras and are exclusive to Macy's (I don't know if they hav... see post
Q. Lipstick Coverage?
I have a problem. I have a hard time to find lipsticks/glosses that cover the part of the lips where the lips meet (the pout). I find the look horrible if my own lip color shows through only in that spot.   On my youtube channel I've had a lot of comments that state that is what lipsticks are supposed to do so you don't get the color on your teeth. I have never had that problem with my full coverage lip colors.   What do you guys think?
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BEAUTY BUFF eliseandlauren / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. I got a tip from somewhere (can't remember where I read it), to use eyeshadow primer on the lips. I tried that with some liquid lipsticks and it worked well!  Thought I'... see post
Q. Which is the best lip primer that works to prevent feathering?
HI, I recently purchased MACs lip primer which is supposed to keep the lipstick from feathering and make it stay on longer. I have heard that you should let it dry. I have done all that and still it feathers and wont stay on. I heard of Guerlain's Kiss Kiss, but for the money I want to make sure it really works. Which do you love and cannot live without? That works to keep your lipstick and gloss on while preventing feathering?
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BEAUTY BOSS eelibby / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. The no bleeding lip liner--I found it in those tempting goody bins while waiting in line at Sephora. My lipstick won't bleed and feather--it's a must have. I pair it wit... see post
Q. Oil-Free Lipstick
HELP! I am looking for a lipstick that is 100% oil-free. No idea where to start!
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SIGHTSEER elle1 / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / answered
A. I am allergic to oils that are in most lipsticks. I've yet to work with an allergist to naildown exactly which oil is causing the problem. MAC  Pro Longwear Lipcolour is... see post
Q. Can I...
Can I wear red lipstick? I have pale skin, black hair, blue eyes, and a baby face. A friend of mine told me I can't wear red lipstick because it makes me look weird, like a try-hard, ect. But I'm not sure if it's just her who would think that or everyone. Help?
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Of course you can wear red lipstick!   I suggest you try a couple of different formulas and a few different shades to see what flatters you the most and what feels com... see post
Q. I need help finding a lip color like this one! I love it!
I've been searching for a few years now (honestly), for a lip color like this. It's so pretty yet kind of natural. It just looks like a natural flush color. Not too red or pink, it's perfect. I just can't find anything like it. I'm a light skin tone, if that matters. If you have any ideas, plead let me know.
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HALL OF FAMER Sprytely / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. That's the color Benefit's Benetint and Benebalm ends up on me. see post
Q. Peach lip problem
I've got light skin, blue/grey eyes, and the Bite matte creme crayone in the shade pêche. What should I do with my eye makeup? I've looked at tutorials and photos, but none of the looks really do it for me. Any tips?
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Okay, I would use a sea green/seafoam colour as I love complimentary colours and maybe tone it down with a terracotta shade in the contour If I didn't like the idea of i... see post
Q. Lip help!!!
I never wear anything on my lips and want to start. Need color suggestions. Nothing too bold. I gotta start slow. I'm a rookie. Lol. My lips always get lost in pics. I have blue eyes and brown hair. Thanks xoxo
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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I also think Dior Addict Lip Glow would be a great way to start. It feels like a really nice balm, and works with your lips to create a customized, natural pink (or peac... see post
Q. Pink Lipstick for Medium skin with yellow undertones?
I want a brighter, stand out pink for summer but I'm at a loss as I usually go for darker pinks that I know go with my skin. I don't want to look frosted, and I've seen a few fushias I like the color of but I'm unsure. Thankfully there are more make-up savvy people than I here - help?
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I'm light asian complexion, so yellow undertone. I'm assuming by stand out pink you meant fuscia. I got a mini lipstick from Make Up For Ever a while ago and it is brigh... see post
Q. Recommendation Needed: Lipstick similar to Sephora + Pantone Universe Canyon Clay?
I don't think I have ever loved a lip stick like I do Canyon Clay from the Sephroa + Pantone Universe Marsala Layering Lip Collection .   Can anyone recommend a similar lipstick? I love the colour and texture, but too bad it's limited edition. I cannot stop wearing it and desperately need one as I'm almost done this little thing!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi janeccman,   I would recommend  Anita - antique rose in the NARS Audacious Lipstick or  Pepper - dusty rose in the BITE Beauty  Luminous Crème Lipstick! ... see post
Q. Please suggest a l/s color from Sephoraa's Rouge Creme
Hi, can anyone suggest a color for someone who is never happy with the lippies I buy!!! I have fair/light skin, medium brown eyes and warm med brown hair. I like the creaminess of sephoras rouge creme lipsticks. I bought courtisane, tried it, hated it and returned it. HELP!! I like dark pinks, looking for a semi-bold red, plums, any cool medium to dark pinks,plums,reds and berry. I heard valentine and decolette are pretty. Any advice would be appreciated!! Thanks
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BEAUTY BOSS lauren525 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. 1st Night 13 is a gorgeous darkish rose pink color that looks really nice on light skin. The Red 04 is a nice, bold red color, the perfect blueish red. However, if ... see post
Q. Drugstore Dupe for MAC Damn Glamorous (or a matte version of NARS Luxembourg)?
I've been looking for a cool-toned pinky-red matte lipstick for a while and came across MAC's Damn Glamorous, which seems like it's what I'm looking for. However, since I don't wear matte lipsticks often, it doesn't make sense for me to drop a lot of money on one, so I was hoping to find a drugstore dupe (that is also matte). For another frame of reference, NARS' satin lipstick in Luxembourg is similar to what I'm looking for as well. Any suggestions?   MAC Damn Glamorous   NARS Luxembourg from Temptalia's site
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Check out some of the below options (NYX has a variety of finishes and lip products so I referenced them, but let me know if you want more brands as well), I tried to ge... see post
Q. "The Forgotten": Bobbi Brown lipstick Pink Blossom in CREAMY!
About a year ago or so I went to a Bobbi Brown counter looking for a casual pink lipstick, and they showed me Pink Blossom in cream. It was a slightly purply pink, gorgeous texture and great pigment. I absolutely loved it and bought it. When I got home I pulled it out right away and it was a completely different color, a brighter pink and it was  sheer.    I brought it back to the counter and there was a lot of confusion as apparently there was a 'Pink Blossom' in both creamy  and sheer, and are completely different colors. They didn't have the cream in stock so I checked back whenever I was around the mall for a couple of weeks, and they never got it back in. They said it was probably discontinued even though they kept the tester on the counter. The guy working there very generously sterilized and scooped out the unused part of the tester for me, which I used for a couple of months. Unfortunately, somehow I lost it as it was in a very small sample pot.   Now nobody seems to even ever remember Pink Blossom in creamy ever existing and I can't find anything about it on the web which is really frustrating. I wouldn't normally kick up such a stink about a lipstick, but it really was the most perfect daytime color for my coloring I've ever had and I loved it, and haven't found another color at all similar. I just find it very strange that a company would have no clue about one of its own products. Am I crazy or does anyone else know what I'm talking about?
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Q. Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Poe?
When will it come back in stock? It's not in stock online and it's in none of the stores where I live! I really wanna get it, do I order it online from somewhere else or how long should I wait til Sephora gets it back again?
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Q. Bite Beauty lip crayon question
Does anyone know if the Bite Beauty Aubergine lip crayon is just seasonal?
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HALL OF FAMER greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Aubergine is part of their permanent line of Matte Creme Lip Crayons. see post
Q. Dark lips?
I have a some what pale, freckled appearance, but absolutely love dark, vampy lips. I just started playing with darker lip colors and I've found that I absolutely love them. I bought a dark blood red color from NYX that looks amazing, but I'm not fond of the formula.(my favorite lippies are from urban decay, bite beauty, Dior, etc) Are there any lipsticks you would recommend that would carry a similar color (dark blood red), or one you think I might enjoy?
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Gucci Dark Romance and Tom Ford Black Dahlia (LE) are gorgeous but a little more purple.  Kat Von D Motorhead is a really dark red.  Liv and Charlotte are both pretty (N... see post
Q. Taylor Swift TIME Magazine Lip Gloss
Can anyone identify the lip gloss that Taylor Swift is wearing in her recent TIME magazine cover? I am dying for that color, but I can't find any info online about the products she wore in the photo. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER redwagon44 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. It looks very similar to Guerlain Rouge Shine Automatique in Rouge de Damas     http://www.sephora.com/shine-automatique-hydrating-lip-shine-P309515?skuId=1426121... see post
Q. is it possible to find the BITE BEAUTY Best Bite Remix in store at least?
HALL OF FAMER friedrice / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. It's back in stock now online!!! Hurry! see post
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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BEAUTY BUFF AMWord / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. MAC REBEL!! see post
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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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
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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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
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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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
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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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
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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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
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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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
Q. what color lipstick is good for people that are dark skin?
please help me i need answers 
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HALL OF FAMER newandaddicted / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / 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
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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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
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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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