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Weekly Color Challenge! Come Join!
Hi BT!  I've been hijacking threads lately with my various color challenges. It's time for it's own place!    The rules:  Each week (Sunday- Saturday), there will be a new color to incorporate into your makeup looks. It can be one item of that color or a whole face. Try to incorporate it 4-5 times during the week, and post your pic, or discuss your colors here with everyone! If you can only do a day or two, that's fine too! This should be fun!    For folks on a No Buy, it's a great way to shop your collection. I hope you'll join me!    Week 2: July 26- August 1: ORANGE! 
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The orange bits today; NARS Taj Mahal (as shadow), NARS Timanfaya and Autumn Leaves lipstick/pencil see post
Tom Ford Updates
Hey Beauties- We have ALOT of threads around here for Tom Ford products. I figured I'd start one thread where we can update each other on items as they come out or we see them available.    For all my UK'ers, or people willing to pay for shipping from the UK, Harrods has Softcore and Nude Dip from the Fall collection available right now. Happy Shopping! 
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HALL OF FAMER blackkitty2014 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
:) The good new is most of these won't be avail to buy until Nov so we can't do any damage until then ;) The bad new is we will have an expensive Nov :) see post
Let's talk about Charlotte Tilbury..
I already have the Filmstar bronze & glow palette but looking into some of her other products.   Does anyone have any experiences they would like to share esp with her Light Wonder Foundation, her blush and the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder? I'm interested in getting these three things but still on the fence about taking the plunge!    Please let me know, many BTers opinions have helped me out on products before Thanks in advance!
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I'm tempted by those two NP limited lip shades....not that I need them.  Anyone have any thoughts? see post
Fullest coverage concealer
I need to cover a tattoo on my wrist so I need a product with very high coverage. What is the fullest coverage concealer? What have you tried?
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The bye bye under eye concealer from It Cosmetics! I watched the presentation on QVC and they had an example of covering a big tattoo on the models arm and I literally c... see post
Make up to impress
I've seen things where people say they don't wear makeup to impress guys when guys can't tell the difference between black and navy, or Half Baked from Chopper in the Naked line. Things like that. I remember somewhere in the threads someone posted one with two lipsticks, I thought it was the funniest thing. So as a fun little game, fill in the blanks " You think I wear makeup to impress a guy who can't tell the difference between______and_____?"
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Me too :-) see post
Foundation and makeup help!
I need to know the best foundation that is medium to heavy coverage that looks the best in pictures. Also other suggestions for the makeup i should wear for pictures, lip color, blush etc..
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BEAUTY MAVEN indylovesmakeup / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Lisa Eldridge has a YouTube video on makeup that's photo-friendly. I can't remember which exact products she mentions, but since she's a pro who works on a lot of photo ... see post
Genderqueer Makeup
Hi,    So, I'm a Genderqueer person. For those who don't know, it means that I don't identify with the regular gender binary (Male and Female), but instead identify as somewhere in between. I heard that this forum was a good place for beauty advice and wasn't too judgemental, so I thought this might be a good place for me to ask some of my questions.   I was assigned male at birth (AMAB), and I'm looking for makeup that will help give my face a more androgynous look. I find this particularly difficult for myself, because I keep growing facial hair and my eyebrows are incredibly bushy (I have dark facial and brow hair, btw). I know the simple solution is to shave and get my brows waxed/plucked/threaded, but even though I do shave every single morning, I still have a lot of shadow left behind (Especially on my upper lip).    What foundation, and also proper makeup regimen, would be right to help de-masculinize my face, and what proper tools will I need for it? If anyone can give me even a few pointers, I would really appreciate it.    Some extra facts about me:  -I have a round face. Would this need any altering? -My skin tone is very white with little tan. How can I figure out what shade would be best? -Overall, I have very sensitive skin that's also acne prone. How can I find a good makeup that won't cause at least too many breakouts? Are there any specific brands that are considered to be more safe than others?   Thank you in advance for any answers.   -I hope this is still a safe space-  
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Welcome to BT! I'm happy you found this place.  There are some good suggestions below.  Sometimes it can be trial and error. Everyone is very helpful here no question is... see post
St tropez tanning mousse
I found this disappointing honestly. I'm super pale and was really excited for it. It's expensive and the color only lasts maybe 3 days with moisturization and minimal shaving. Guide color is perfect but once it's washed off it's too light imo. Anyone else feel the same?
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Ouu ok I've heard of that stuff, wasn't sure if it was worth trying or not. Will definitely check it out. Especially cause I think I've seen it at my Sephora and I'm not... see post
My skin gives me so much trouble!! I have very oily acne prone skin. I am pretty new to the whole makeup game so it is difficult for me to find my correct shade. Sometimes the foundations I pick make me look like I have a fake spray on tan, others make me look super pink or pale. If I go into Sephora stores can they help me pick my right shade? and does it cost if they do help me? I try going for the matte finish because my skin is so oily, however I love the dewy look but it just makes my skin look wet and runny. I need some serious help!  
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Hi BellaAnn15,   Yes, I definitely recommend heading in to your local Sephora and getting color matched! As ohsotattooed said, they will be able to help you find you... see post
Ok, so I have horrible skin, I randomly break out, I have combination skin. Sometimes I am really oily, other times I am really dry, most times I am both. I have scars from past acne on my face. I need a makeup and primer and concealer or whatever works to cover all of it.  I feel like I have literally tried every single kind of foundation and concealer and primer but some only work for a while then just stop. Does anyone have any recommendations on a primer that will help keep me matte, a concealer that isn't too thick that will cover scars and blemishes and a foundation that will cover the rest. I need complete full coverage.  thank you  
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Hi breeziie,   I agree with the others! It's better to treat problematic skin than it is to cover it up. You may also want to visit a dermatologist if you find that ... see post
Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara
How does the Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara compare to the Clinique High Impact?  And how subtle (or not) is the color?  I have dark hair, blue eyes, and fair skin...
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I'll peg the clumping lashes together on the brush. The plastic teeth aren't super long so the bulk of the wand head touches into a lot of product and lash in one take. ... see post
Would Becca Opal work with fair skin (nc15)? Or mixed in with moonstone?
I was wondering if Opal could work on fair skin (I have slight yellow undertone). I would most likely will be mixing it with moonstone though, but curious if it could work alone as well? I bought Champagne Pop, but I'm on the fence about it. It's not too dark at all, but it just kind of sits on top of my skin, if that makes sense. It doesn't really "melt" into the skin. It's obvious I put some shimmer on my skin. Any feedback would be wonderful!
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Did you see the new poured highlighter in Pearl? see post
Help! My face is freaking out!
I have a few concerns here, that I need a lot of help with. 1. I have combo skin with a really oily chin, but cheeks/forehead are normal/dry.  I have noticed that I have a slight dry patch on the apple of my cheek and NOTHING will help it.  I was using an acne wash, so I stopped that, I tried gel moisturizers, Dove bar soap (instead of a true face wash), intense moisturizers, and nothings working.  It looks okay when I first put makeup on, aside from it looking a little pink, but once my makeup settles, it looks cakey and flakey and ughhh. Help!!!   2. My foundation has seem to started to melt off my face in the last few months, leaving me with blotchy, nasty, gooey makeup residue. I currently use Sephora's 10 hour foundation and Nars Foundation (the liquid) and even still, my makeup lasts maybe 2/3 hours tops? What's everyones secret to having a flawless face without it looking goopy and actually staying put all day? I feel like I'm just wasting makeup because I'm ALWAYS re-applying often.  I've tried setting sprays and setting powders and the whole 9 yards. This also causes my bronzer/contour to get patchy and look really weird.  Please help.
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IT GIRL Sekhmet7 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I second the Korean skincare suggestion!  As someone who has oily/combo skin, and had similar dry patches and foundation breaking up/fading issues that you are describin... see post
In Need of a New Tinted Moisturizer/ BB Cream
So, I was using the Sephora CC Cream in Light(Y) for several years now. I went to reorder but it was discontinued!     So now I need to find a new daily moisturizer, and I was looking at the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer line because I remember sampling one and enjoying the texture.   The only issue is, I don't have a Sephora near me, and I have no idea what color I'd be. Does anyone have any idea of what tinted moisturizer shade could be similar to the old shade Light?    I think it's between Nude and Sand, but I'm just not sure.    Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you!
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Wow, thank you so much Jaza!! That's so incredibly helpful! Light can be just a touch too light sometimes so I think I'll be picking up Sand!  see post
"Baking" Your Make-up
  I watched the msn video about the technique referred to as "baking" my make-up.  Am I correct to assume that I should only use moisturizer, concealers, wet sponges, and translucent powder (without foundation) to achieve this look?   Thanks for your help!  I have attached pictures from the online video.   Best regards,   Miss Freddie
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This is a technique and term (also referred to as "cooking") that many drag queens use in regards to their make up applications which is considerably heavier than typica... see post
Wearing makeup to the beach
I'm going on vacation to Florida soon and im wanting to get some new make up before I leave and was wondering if I should get the same shade I am now or a shade darker? How would I go about doing this especially when I'm going to be tanning when i'm at the beach?
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HALL OF FAMER kellsmuneoka / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would definitely get a shade darker but make sure to bring your lighter product so you can mix it. I live in hawaii so I have a few different shades because I'm always... see post
What is the purpose of a yellow highlighter vs flesh toned?
You have the Mac highlighter pens in Radiant Rose(which is pinkish i guess) and Light Boost which is yellow. So yellow toned highlighters are more for darker skin complextions and not for fair skin. But why not a nude skin toned highlighter? What is the point With the yellow color?
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Vibsy / FRESH FACE / replied
My gosh thank you for Your detailed respond :-) Now I finally understand better :-) see post
I want to  purchase Laura  Mercier mineral makeup powder but they do not carry it at my local Sephora so I must order it online.  I cannot decide which color would but right. for me. Sometimes I am an Ivory and sometimes I am a Light in makeup.  Please help.  I am cool undertones.  Thank you for your help.
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BEAUTY PRO candyrivera / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I would try Tender Rose if you lean more on the pinky undertone side, and Soft Porcelain if you're more neutral. I'm around NC15 skin tone, and used to wear ... see post
MUST Try Canadian Makeup
Hello! I am currently visiting Vancouver for two weeks and I want to shop for makeup while I'm here. I have no clue to where to start, or what to try, so I decided to ask the BT community. I just want some ideas for brands to look for, your must try products, and your favorites products. Only Canadian brands or exclusives please, I'm from the U.S. so I only want products I can't easily purchase there. It can be drugstore or high end. Thank you!!!
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you like Bite lipsticks there's the limited edition Maple collection that's out now, exclusive to Canada.     Shoppers drugmart is easy to find cause it's nearly ev... see post
Please tell me about Kiko Cosmetics
Hello. I noticed there is a new makeup store in my mall. Its a Kiko Cosmetics. I have never heard of the brand... anyone know anything about them? Anything wonderful there that I should check out?     Thank you
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Kiko is having a 50% off sale and they now ship to the US!  Im sorry if they were shipping before but I had tried previously and couldn't order, now its free shooing at... see post
Hits and Misses?
We all have those products that everyone on youtube RAVES about. Then you get your hands on it and that product is not living up to its hype--in other words, its meh, horrible, okay, just "good", not worth it etc. As beauty lovers we spend lots and lots of money and it would be great if we could share some of our misses so we can stray from the bad! As well, please share your hits so we can finally see what's worth the money we spend!   Misses: Givenchy- Phenomen'Eyes Mascara: I just don't know what this does for my lashes. The wand is simply dangerous and you can poke yourself in the eye with it. It's also fairly wet and will not hold my curl. Just NO. I can find something better at the drugstore for under $10 than waste my money on this.   Benefit-  They're Real! Push-Up Liner: Okay, I love the design of it and how quick it takes me to do my liner with this. However, I would never buy it, only get samples of it. I feel that it is very drying and once it dries, my eyes feel very weird and dry. It sorta makes your eye area almost a crunchy feeling. It dries fairly quickly and you are unable to make even lines without messing it up.   Make up for ever- Aqua Eyes: I mean, I like it, but it's not worth my money. I tried to use this to tight-line and the next thing you know, it came off. I had to instead use another eyeliner. It is also very stiff and not very creamy in my opinion, it just takes a lot of effort to use this pencil eyeliner for an every winged eyeliner look.   In Between: Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette (Exposure): Okay, I admit, I LOVE this palette. BUT, I don't think it's worth the $58. I can find these colors in other palettes. They may not be the exact colors, but very much almost the same. Plus, it has a lot of fall out but you can easily fix this by using the tips in the video they provide. However, this palette is so pigmented and travel-sized, I just don't know. I'm torn between if it's a hit or miss.          
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I agree with you about the youtubers not being reliable with their reviews.  Just like with Gerard Cosmetics, really...every youtuber that is sponsored by them "loves ev... see post
'Blame it on NARS' Cheek Palette ??
Hello, any one knows if the NARS new cheek palette will be sold at Sephora? When?  I'm dying to have it and I want to place an order here but should I wait for it? or buy it at Nordstrom?  Please if you know about it tell me
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I still don't have the answer :( so I decided to buy it from Nordstrom! see post
if new with make up whats the basics u should have a natrual look
never really wear make up only i wear for dance so what should i start with for a more natrual look !!!  help
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If you want to start out simple I suggest a bit of eyeshadow, something a tad darker then your skin tone, mascara and lipstick/lip gloss.  Mascara alone can make a diffe... see post
Foundation Help
Hey everyone. So I wear Make Up Forever's HD Foundation in the color 110. I feel I am a little to dark for this color so I mix it in with my Mac Pro Longwear NC 20. I need advice for getting a foundation color in Tarte as well as Cover FX.
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JadeSkully1998 / FRESH FACE / replied
You should try Kat Von Ds tattoo lock it foundation, it has a broad spectrum of colors that a darker and it covers well aswell as staying matt all day. (and all night) :... see post
Best Translucent Powder
I'm currently using the MUFE Translucent HD Loose Setting Powder and it's just not cutting it. I find myself getting oily throughout the day, and if I use enough to really set my face hard-core, I find myself having to deal with white face flashback in photographs because I use so much product.    I need a (preferably translucent because I find it really difficult to find powders in my skin tone - paler than NW10 for reference) setting powder than will prevent me from getting oily during the day. My skin produces a lot of oil, but I also have dry patches so I'd like it to not accentuate those either but still keep me shine free. I know that's a lot to ask of a powder, but I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations. It can be loose or pressed, and I don't have a budget.    Thanks in advance!
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Bare Minerals Touch Up Veil comes in translucent. see post
Hello Ladies!   I need help finding a good mascara!  I have used so many (Covergirl, Lorel, Sephora, Elf) and have been using the Marc Jacobs 40 For a while now which I really really like.  However, It always gets clumpy and never seems to last very long on my lashes and always makes a mess on my lower lashes having them stick together.  My top lashes are very short and dark, however, my lower lashes are very blonde that you cant even tell I have any without mascara on!  I have the younque lashes that work wonders but I can't wear them on my lower lashes because of my contacts....Help!    Also, how long should you use a tube before throwing it away?  No one has ever really given me a specific time...I usually throw it out when it starts to dry out or get so clumpy I can't stand it.  
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I LOVE the makeup forever smoky extravagant mascara so so much! I won't turn to any other mascara but this one! I used to use Clinique but found since it was a thinner F... see post
lipstick that doesn't turn white?
Hello everyone!  I need help finding a lipstick that won't turn white in the corners of my lips after half an hour of talking. I have to talk a lot at work, and I always notice those treacherous and embarrassing white streaks on my lips whenever I have a lipstick on. I have tried tons of them - drugstore, high-end, matte, glossy - same result. The only one that was alright is MAC lipglass  - but it's a lip gloss. Do you know a lipstick that doesn't turn into a mess?
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You're welcome, Annushk! Happy to help here in Beauty Talk! Hope you find a product that works for you to improve the condition of your lips and hope it translates to be... see post
Does anyone have experience with Rituel de Fille?
I've just recently found out this brand was a thing, and I am really interested in them. But, while I am a sucker for witchy themed makeup (shocking right?) this brand is pretty steeply priced, so I'm afraid of shelling out for something that might end up being a dust catcher. I didn't find many of the reviews for them, though I tend to not really like reviews unless I'm at least passingly familiar with the reviewer anyway.   I signed up for their newsletter and they sent me a nice coupon ($10 off $50+ if memory serves) so I will probably end up going for it but I would love to hear what BT has to say about them!   (They sure know how to grab attention though don't they?)
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HALL OF FAMER warriorwitch / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So I just made my first order, kept it small (just enough for the free shipping) in hopes they would send me a 15% off coupon as well. ;) Then I will feel obliged to buy... see post
Urban Deacy Matte Revolution Lipsticks are live!!
Not sure if this has been posted yet or not, but just stumbled on it. I thought they weren't suppose to be up until Aug. 8?! 398366?keyword=Urban%20Decay%20Matte%20Revolution% ...
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Looking for a contour palette with just the highlight shades
I'm not big on the whole contouring thing but am looking for a pink-toned powder I can use to set under eye concealer and the areas that I highlight. I don't want to pay $40+ for a palette that I'll only use half of. Any recommendations??? Thanks in advance beauties!
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BEAUTY PRO ohsotattooed / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
thanks everyone! I ended up ordering Laura Mercier's Matte Radiance baked powder last night. But now I might pick up some of these goodies too :) see post