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Urban Decay Thread!
So I just picked up some of the UD.com exclusive Revolution shades, and I was looking around for a place to post swatches and realized (thanks guzelkiz!) that Urban Decay was not yet represented among the various brand threads. A travesty! So here it is.   The shades I picked up are Protest and Matte Carnal. I was afraid they would be dupes of things, because I apparently tend to buy the same-ish shades of nude/muted colors over and over.   The good news, they're not! Both are close to things I have, but they're not exact dupes, at least in natural light.   Here's Protest, between NARS Audacious Anita on the left, and Raquel on the right, with Jane underneath. It's close, but it's still warmer than Anita and darker than Raquel, so score!     Here's Carnal, between Jeffree Star Celebrity Skin on the left and NARS Audacious Jane on the right. Again, close, but warmer than CS and darker than Jane.     Anybody grab the other UD.com exclusives yet?
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nothing to add here , yet per say, but I wanted to say we needed a dedicated UD thread  so I don't have to scroll thru bazillions of pages in other threads to find what ... see post
Extreme Online Shoppers - Ways to avoid Ontrac
Wasnt there a way to choose UPS for shipping? Or am I confusing it for USPS?    I won't go into my issues with Ontrac, everyone's experience is different, some will understand some won't, I'm just looking for a solution to a problem (besides walking into a store to buy then shipping it myself). 
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BEAUTY MASTER LindaDD / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I usually opt for USPS Priority shipping (you can choose it in the checkout page). Shipping is still free thanks to the Flash shipping program.   I'm in SoCal and ther... see post
Lipsticks, eye liner and earrings for men
Hi, I'm a man who has been playing with makeup and earrings for some time now.  Would love to see pictures of lipstick shades, eye liner patterns and large earrings  - hoops and dangling ones. 
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My favorite cream lipsticks are Givenchy, Tom Ford, and Nars Audacious.  My favorite liquid lipsticks are Kat Von D, Jeffree Star, and Armani.  Here are a few pics of my... see post
Tarte Favorites?
I've been contemplating making an order for some Tarte items, but I haven't used much of the brand aside from the Maracuja Oil, the Lipsurgences, a brush I bought recently and of course, their mascara. I want to try some new products. I have my eye on:   The Tartelette palette, Rainforest After Dark palette, Tarteist Clay Paint liner Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation (powder) Timeless smoothing primer Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation Amazonian clay BB tinted moisturizer Smooth operator™ Amazonian clay  tinted pressed finishing powder   Phew, that was a lot lol . Does anyone have opinions on these items, or have suggestions for something else to try? Thank you so much in advance!    
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HALL OF FAMER ShannonAlexis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I sampled the full coverage foundation, but they run so very yellow. I do love the BB moisturizer though (the sample you gave me!) and am buying the full size. It has a ... see post
Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation??
has anyone tired this if so how do you like it?     
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MAC Gold Trousseau Box
Has anyone seen this, or is it truly India exclusive?  
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Burberry Lip and Cheek Blooms
Ladies, I need help in deciding between peony or orange blossom, but I have yet to find either color on somebody with a medium skin tone. I've seen these on pigmented lips, but not on cheeks! Any help would be most welcome.  Also, is that champagne pop really worth it? I have shied away from highlighter my whole life, and I keep hearing/reading about it, so please let me know if you love it, or loathe it.  Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!
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BEAUTY BOSS Pishimonmishi / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thank you so much! I'm kind of on the fence over these. I did try the kisses lipstick, and I really love the two I bought.  see post
Does anyone know whether Burberry Beauty Box will be in stock again?
I was just about to make an order for the burberry beauty box and it's out of stock!  I am so sad about it... Is it just temporarily out of stock or it will disappear forever?   Let me cry for a while...
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BEAUTY PRO saridyn / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Back in stock! http://www.sephora.com/burberry-mini-beauty-box-P399662?skuId=1749407 see post
Tutorials
Hey everyone!  I'm still something of a newbie to makeup myself, and I was wondering who everyone like to follow for makeup tutorials.  So far, I'm a fan of Makeup Geek and Jaclyn Hill, but I know I'm only scratching the surface here.  I thought it would be nice to have a resource available for other newbies, so if you guys post your favorites, I'll add them here for everyone's future reference.     Makeup Geek The Education section of the website is a great resource, and if you're tempted, you can purchase her products right there.  The YouTube channel is also linked below.  She does fashion posts, too. www.makeupgeek.com https://www.youtube.com/user/MakeupGeekTV   Jaclyn Hill If you don't already know Jaclyn Hill, she's really risen in fame recently, and I think for good reason!  She's a professional makeup artist who does mostly nude looks.  She recently collaborated with Becca to launch Champagne Pop. http://www.jaclynhillmakeup.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/Jaclynhill1
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Idpicklethat!   As a quick rule reminder, Beauty Talk doesn't allow for outside links so the websites/YouTube pages shared may be removed by Moderators once they c... see post
Hair, Skin, and Eyes
Hi, my hair gets really frizzy easily (though it is not curly) and I was wondering which product you would recommend that I could use to avoid this (either shampoo/conditioner, leave-in, or both!). I also have straight eyelashes that are not too hard to curl, but once I put mascara on the curl falls almost immediately. Any recommendations? Lastly, I am looking for a very lightweight foundation that looks naturals with a medium coverage. Thanks!
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BEAUTY SAVANT hopkinss33 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
For your hair I'd suggest Briogeo Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioning Spray and the Living Proof No Frizz system...they're both awesome. Just make sure you're not shampoo... see post
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder Uses
I have the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder.  I generally use it in the crease between my nose and eye duct to help with "shadows" and underneath my eyes for brightening.  Are there any additional ways I can use this product?
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10x points multiplier at Ulta
i know we're all waiting (im)patiently for the email, but I'm already filling my basket. Starting this thread as not to hijack the DTGTPU thread. What's everyone getting- or what did you get? If you're like me, you might shop a few times!      Update with email details: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read)  
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HALL OF FAMER desertdancer / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You shop a lot!  I always find something to buy when a good GWP rolls around.  I just have a lot stuff and it is just me. My hubs likes buying his own thing so I need li... see post
Do I "need" any of the new Kat Von D lipstick shades?
Just looking at the new shades and they look lovely.  Do I "need" any of them?  If so, which?  I actually don't mind the stiffer formula...it wears well on me (my lips aren't dry). Thoughts...suggestions...thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I didn't think it would be as wearable as it is either!  The purple totally changes the shade.  Browns are usually awful on me.  But the right blush also helps. Thanks ... see post
POSITIVE BEAUTY/LIFE EXPERIENCES THREAD
Hi ladies and gents,        I'm definitely guilty of dwelling on what went wrong rather than focusing on the positives throughout the day. I wanted to create this thread so that hopefully the positivity can spread! I'd love to hear the positive experiences you've had. Beauty related is great , but feel free to post non-beauty related positive things too! Ranting is definitely a healthy coping skill but in moderation.    A beauty related positive thing that happened to me today was that my friend gave me two new MUFE shadows for no special occasion, she just thought they would look perfect on me.   A non-beauty positive thing that happened to me today was while I was in line twenty dollars dropped out of my purse (I didn't notice) and then a random stranger tapped me and gave it back to me. I'm usually very cynical but he could've just taken it and suffer no consequences, so experiences like this helps restore my faith in humanity. What went right for you today?? (:
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BEAUTY BOSS rillablythe / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Also, saw this the other day and it cracked me up. Thought it would fit in here - staying chill and positive, even when "the man" (or shark!) gets you down!   see post
Foundations for a Kit
Hello everyone. So im looking for opinions on the best foundations for very dry/dry skin And oily skin for my kit that will photograph good as well. With so many out there its hard too choose. Thank you
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Costco Steals and deals!
I have found some amazing deals on Costco.com and I am hoping we can all keep each other up-to-date on great finds.    Costco has the BEST return policy so I'm not afraid to try something: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Return Policy text: RISK-FREE 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE On Membership: We will refund your membership fee in full at any time if you are dissatisfied. On Merchandise: We guarantee your satisfaction on every product we sell, and will refund your purchase price, with the following exceptions: Electronics: Costco will accept returns within 90 days from the date of purchase for Televisions and Projectors, Computers, Touchscreen Tablets, Cameras, Camcorders, MP3 players and Cellular Phones. Diamonds: 1.00ct or larger: Members returning a diamond over 1.00ct must also present all original paperwork (IGI and/or GIA certificates) at which time they will receive a Jewelry Credit Memo. Within 48 hours, our Costco Graduate Gemologist will inspect for authenticity. Cigarettes and alcohol: Costco does not accept returns on cigarettes or alcohol where prohibited by law. Products with a limited useful life expectancy, such as tires and batteries, may be sold with a product-specific limited warranty. Special Order Kiosk and Custom Installed Programs: Custom product(s) manufactured to our member’s personal and unique specifications cannot be returned or refunded, except for warranty repair/replacement due to failure to meet specifications. Return Policy text:RISK-FREE 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEEOn Membership: We will refund your membership fee in full at any time if you are dissatisfied.On Merchandise: We guarantee your satisfaction on every product we sell, and will refund your purchase price, with the following exceptions:Electronics: Costco will accept returns within 90 days from the date of purchase for Televisions and Projectors, Computers, Touchscreen Tablets, Cameras, Camcorders, MP3 players and Cellular Phones.Diamonds: 1.00ct or larger: Members returning a diamond over 1.00ct must also present all original paperwork (IGI and/or GIA certificates) at which time they will receive a Jewelry Credit Memo. Within 48 hours, our Costco Graduate Gemologist will inspect for authenticity.Cigarettes and alcohol: Costco does not accept returns on cigarettes or alcohol where prohibited by law.Products with a limited useful life expectancy, such as tires and batteries, may be sold with a product-specific limited warranty.Special Order Kiosk and Custom Installed Programs: Custom product(s) manufactured to our member’s personal and unique specifications cannot be returned or refunded, except for warranty repair/replacement due to failure to meet specifications.   Membership Information: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Membership Info Membership Info   Typically the shipping cost is either free or is very reasonable, like $2 or $3. Color selections are sometime limited (for makeup) but they have had some great skincare lately.    They also tend to get some nice handbags and wallets.   Current in-stock purses and handbags (as of 8/24): Spoiler (Highlight to read) Past purse, wallet and accessory deals, to provide examples of the types of opportunities that arise: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Please share your finds!    Here are are some screen shots of items I've found lately.                  
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HALL OF FAMER hadtotryit / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love it when they get Lucky Brand jeans and capris in the warehouse. I get every finish/color! see post
Cleaning natural hair makeup brushes
Hi, So I recently got a bunch of natural hair brushes to replace most in my Sigma set that weren't picking up my powder makeup that well. That being said, what's the best way to clean them? I've read people like using Dr. Bronners, but are the scented ones okay? I've also heard of people using baby shampoo. Also, what do people do in between washes to spot clean them? For my Sigma set, since they are all synthetic, I just used an rubbing alcohol/dish soap mix I made and spritz it on a tissue and wipe the brushes every time I use them to spot clean. I've also heard you need to condition natural hair brushes. How often would I need to do that and with what? Thanks in advance for the help! 
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BEAUTY SAVANT bloom9159 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Awesome, I can't wait to see them!  see post
Let's talk about it....thoughts on it cosmetics?
I started looking into the brand and wanted people's thoughts about the products. I've heard a lot about their cc cream with spf 50. They don't have many colors but it's suppose to blend to your perfect skin tone. I like that the make up line also focuses on anti-aging also. The vitality lip flush 4 in 1 looks interesting too.
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BEAUTY MAVEN roro25 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I love it!! A few years ago, I used Latisse so my lashes looked good with anything. IT mascara was the first that I've used in my post-Latisse days that has made my lash... see post
Grey Eyes
I'm just starting to get into makeup, but I'm having trouble figuring out eye makeup. I have grey eyes, and basically all of the advice on eye makeup is for blue/brown/hazel/green eyes. Does anyone have suggestions for colors might work? 
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HALL OF FAMER lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My mom has grey eyes with a tiny hint of blue in them, same thing w/ my sisters When they ask me to do their makeup , to emphasize the eye color what I typically use ar... see post
High Beauty Product Expectations = High Disappointments
Have you ever had a really high expectation over a beauty product, and in your mind this product will change everything, but when you put it on your face, you hear the car breaks sound? This is how I feel about the Kat Von D eyeliner in Trooper.   I've had my perfect HG eyeliner for years, I hardly ever use anything else, and when I do, it doesn't ever compare to my one and only Stila. Recently, I have been lusting over KVD's liner in Trooper. I read raving reviews, heard many people speak highly about this product, it was completely hyped up in my mind. Yet, I had hesitated to purchase, feeling like I would be betraying my one true love. Kat Von D then released the limited edition liner and I was sold. I needed to finally try this liner. I purchased it, without guilt, in my mind I apologized to new Stila liner (I had just opened a new liner and threw my old one away) and said "I'm probably never using you again".   I should explain why I'm not 100% faithful to my Stila liner. I hate the felt tip, after a couple of uses it starts to wear down (have remove felt hairs from the tip), and makes it harder to be draw a precise line. But after you remove the hairs, at her prime she is a dream, glides beautifully, easy to draw, and it's waterproof! I wished for a replacement that did not have a felt tip, and for a matte finish.   Once I received my KVD liner, I couldn't wait to apply it, to draw my perfect winged line. I always start on the inner part of my eye and work my way to the outer, draw wing and connect. I have no complaints on the actual pen or the brush tip, it's actually my favorite, but the color is just not black enough. I feel like I have to redraw my line a couple of times for it to be strong, never had this problem with Stila. Honestly, that wasn't a deal breaker. I can reapply and deal with wastefulness. We get back from dinner and my husband puts on a romantic comedy movie from Netflix, I knew waterworks were coming. I always cry. Of course I cried, cleaned myself as carefully as one can clean. After the movie is finished, I go to the bathroom and look at my face. I have black running down my cheeks (wearing my waterproof HG mascara), the inner part of my liner is completely gone, wings gone, I have NEVER had this happen with my Stila. With my Stila liner I can watch a romantic comedy and cry, wipe, and my wings are always there. I am officially done with my affair, 100% devoted to Stila until a better version comes along.   So now to my question, have any of you ever had a really high expectation for a beauty product and were highly disappointed? Let me know.
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BEAUTY PRO IssamarSellene / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Oh no! Definitely know about Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes. It's one of my favorites!! I love combining that mascara with Too Faced's Better Than Sex! It's my favorite ... see post
Tarte CC Bronzer Blush: Comparison to 12 hr. Blush
I was hoping one of you ladies out there would have both a Tarte 12 hour Amazonian clay blush and a Tarte colored clay bronzer blush, so that I could get some info on these!       I realize that the bronzer blush, while more expensive, is also more product. I assume this is because typically bronzers are larger than blushers, since it's used over a larger area of the face.   What I was wondering was ..... well, I need you to do a little experiment for me, if you would. Could you see if you can take out the magnetic pans, and could you fit the 12 hr blush into the packaging of the bronzer blush?   The thing is, I love the packaging, and I studied geology so it's super near to my heart. The problem is, bronzer looks terrible on me, so I'd love to actually own the packaging but perhaps depot something I use more often into it, such as one of the 12 hr blushes.   Do you think this is possible?   Also, while we're here, could you say something about the similarities and differences between the two? Perhaps wear time, consistency, formulation, etc?   Thanks!!!
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Morphe Eyeshadows - 35T Pallet
Has the price of Morphe Pro Eyeshadow Pallets gone up?  I am looking at the 35T pallet, and it says its $22.99, but has $44.99 marked out like its on sales.  I thought their pallets were always $22.99.    So I chatted with someone at Morphe on their website and they said their prices have gone up, but they are keeping the prices at the sales price for the time being.  She couldn't/wouldn't tell me when they would go up.  So I bought the pallet...I need more shadows like a hole in the head, but couldn't resist. 
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IT GIRL TheMakeupvixen / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
MorpheGirl here. Yes their prices have reflected a higher price for some time now. I shop at their Local store and the prices are the cheaper prices in store. I check fo... see post
WHAT IS MY EYE AND FACE SHAPE ?
So this is me ! I have no idea what my face shape and eye shape is! i still don't really know whats the best makeup look for me ! What do you guys think?  that was the only picture i had in hand , but let me know if you want more pictures !! Thanks !!
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HALL OF FAMER Libellules / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
As these ladies have said - you are definitely beautiful! I'm here because I think we have similarly shaped eyes and face, and am curious myself :P.   I don't know if ... see post
Is there an item that you keep losing?
This is a weird story. I ordered the Sephora Ultra Shine Lip Gel in Deep Rose after seeing the swatch on Temptalia's about 3 months ago. I loved it - formula was great and the color was perfect. I took it on a short trip and at one point, I dropped my bag when I got out of a cab. Some of the content of my bag fell out. I thought I picked up everything but I found that my new lip gel was missing when I went back to the hotel that day.   So, after I went home from the trip, I placed another order since I loved the color so much.....and, it somehow just disappeared after a few days. It's been a couple months and I still haven't seen it around.   Last week I decided to place another order for the same darn thing, so when I open the package today, I found that they didn't pack the lip gel!! The package is also missing another item. How weird is that?? What's up with this lip gel and me?  Do you have a weird story about a certain item too?
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HALL OF FAMER jen143xo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Haha they're with the socks  see post
Urban Decay Naked Palette
I am looking for a eye shadow palette that I can create very natural looks with. I have very fair skin, red hair and blueish/green eyes. I was wondering if the Naked Basic Palette would work with my hair/skin. 
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BEAUTY SAVANT hopkinss33 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Jumping on the Tartlette palette train...it's my absolute favorite and we have very similar coloring see post
Which color to choose?
Hi, I am 850 on Cover Girl Outlast 3 in 1. What color should I choose on the amazing concealer?   Thanks.
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Contouring and Highlighting with the same brush?
Do people do that? Or do they usually use separate ones? I've read things where people just contour then wipe the remaining on their hand or a tissue then use the same brush to highlight. Wondering what you guys do Same with bronzing and blushes! Do people use the same brush too?
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HALL OF FAMER mimibel / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You can if you use the sides and remember which side you use for each from day to day, orienting off the handle/writing. Otherwise I feel it would get muddy after a few ... see post
I got a sample of Hourglass Immaculate. Can you tell what shade I received?
HALL OF FAMER to90 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Was it a foil sample? I'm gonna go ahead and guess it's Nude because that's the only foil sample I've ever seen them give out. It should say the shade on your foil thoug... see post