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Which Nars lipliner should I use with the Nars velvet matte pencil in "Dolce Vita"?
I agree with Talinder in that I always just use the NARS pencil as is. If I want a more defined look I use my MAC concealer pencil to sharpen the edges but I don't actua... see post
Canadian girls...look like the Bay is now seeling Burberry!
Some things are slowly showing up online!
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's where I found my Tom Ford.  It's all tucked in around the corner from the doors.   see post
Help with brushes?
  Lo and behold, it's my humble brush/sponge collection! (Yes, this was right before I washed them. Don't judge.)   I was just hoping you lovely ladies would be able to give me some guidance as to which brushes are missing in my collection, as well as recommendations if you have any? Thank you so much!
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I'm of the mind that what brushes you need comes back to what kind of makeup application you like to do.  Your post makes it sound like you are a beginner (so apologies ... see post
cover fx custom cover drops: color match help!
Hey guys! I have a question. I am looking to purchase the cover fx custom cover drops and I need help with a shade match. I am in shade porcelain in the Bobbi Brown foundation stick and I looked online at the sephora color iq and it said that color P10 would be a good match for me. But, of course they don't carry that color in the drops version. So, could someone suggest another shade for me? i was thinking either N10 or P20. I am normally a classic ivory in most foundations. Thanks 
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Enable or Disable: Wayne Goss brushes
I have 5 Wayne Goss brushes in my Beautylish cart right now waiting for me to press the confirm button.   I have: 2, 6, 8, 13, 19.   Enable me or disable me - I need a push one way or the other! 
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Etscore!!!  Im innocently browsing posts I missed today and I see this...and then I notice the email from other words, my cart is full and I need to pare... see post
Diorskin airflash o Armani luminus silk foundation for wedding pictures
Have you tried the new Dior nude air serum foundation??? I got a sample and loved it, i also love luminous silk so i know how great that is too....The only reason i sugg... see post
First off, let me be clear I do not like beach vacations. I hide under a huge sunhat under an umbrella, and get panic attacks at the thought of the sun touching my face - even when I'm wearing Bioderma's SPF 100 + Institute Esthederm's 100% block!   We do 4 beach vacations a year because the children like them, and I never have any idea about what makeup to take with me, or when to wear what. So I note that all the other women look ultra glamorous day and night, while I look ... lost.   Please, please, please give me tips for what makeup to wear to the pool/beach/dinner/breakfast/bar/stores etc.? Specific product ideas would be very welcome indeed!   Thanks in advance for any ideas and advice you are willing to share!
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I'm impressed and jealous you were able to get on so long without makeup.  I've dealt with acne on and off since my teens as well as flushing so I've never had the luxur... see post
Best Korean BB creams?
What is the best Korean BB cream you have tried? I like how Korean BB cream tend to have a bit more coverage, but find it difficult to find one that's fair and yellow-toned and not too perfume-y. Do you have any recommendations for someone with fair-to-light combination acne-prone skin?   So far I have tried: -Skin 79 (colour works okay for me, heavy fragrance) -Dr Jart black label (shade is too dark, good coverage) -Dr Jart water fuse (feels good on skin but very sheer) -A.C. Care (pink-toned, best coverage out of the ones I've tried) -Hanskin (also pink-toned, oxidizes a lot)
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I like a bunch.  Missha has a couple that are great, and I really like Banila's cushion.  The Gold Dr Jart comes in two shades and I personally prefer that one to the bl... see post
I am travelling to Shanghai in July!
Hi guys, I am excited about travelling to Shanghai this summer! What are some good Asian skincare and makeup products that I should check out while I'm there? I know a lot of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese brands are available in Shanghai. For reference, I have NC15 combination acne-prone skin, and like natural-looking makeup. I am trying to avoid fragrance if possible.   It's ironic that I am asking this because I have lived in Shanghai for 15 years. I am Asian but have very little knowledge about Asian beauty products!    
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I have make up for ever number 123 which color can I purchase if that is not available?
I have the pro-finish make- up for ever #123 I think it's beige.  I went on the website looking for it, but it's not available.  which color is similar to 123?
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Charcoal brow color
I'm forever looking for an ashy (rather than warm) toned brow pencil, such as a charcoal color.  My hair is very dark brown, almost black.   I love the Sephora collection brow pencil in soft charcoal, however, it is tiny (0.003oz) for the price.  It adds up fast when using a brow pencil every day--even if not used excessively.  I prefer pencils that are waterproof, or at least have a waxy consistency with staying power.  Does anyone know of a perfect color?  Thanks!
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NYX products can be great and affordable, I'll check that out!  Thanks. see post
Koh Gen Do color question???
I wear Clinique stay-matte oil-free makeup (08 Golden Neutral) and would like to try the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation but am not sure what color to use. None of the Sephora stores in Hawaii carry the Koh Gen Do brand so I can't test the color on my skin. Any ideas what color I can use?
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Clinique Cheek Pop shades?
I just saw Clinique's new colours for their Cheek Pop and they all look SO gorgeous. But I can't decide on a colour! I have light-medium skin with a neutral-warm undertone. For reference, I am around a 2Y05/2Y06. What colours would look good?    I prefer a warm peachy-rosy blush. Peach, Ginger, Melon, Pink, and Fig Pop all look really nice.
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BEAUTY PRO louistomlinson / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thank you! I will definitely check those out :) see post
Eye shadow palette and other make up recommendations for beginner?
Hi I'm a Korean American with black hair, brown eyes and a light yellow skin tone. I just became interested in learning about make up and wanted to know what are some great eyes shadow palettes to start out with. However, I will purchase the naked basics palette but don't know which full size 12 shade of the naked palettes to get. I want neutral to everyday make up looks. What else do I need to start my very own make up kit? How can I make my face make up last long from having my skin very oily all day? I love having my eos lip balm because it keeps my lips moist but I  wanted to know if I should get a hydrating lip gloss or lip stick? The shade I prefer is a rosy pink. Also, what's the best eye liner ? I do not want to wear false eye lashes ?
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Hi junee15,   AmeliaBry and BlueEyeAli have given you really great suggestions! The products they have recommended are excellent.   As for the Naked palettes, al... see post
Armani Luminous Silk foundation help!
  Hi everyone:   For the last few days I have been trialing Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk and I'm really loving the finish. I usually wear MUFE Face & Body but I find that the Armani is less oily as the day goes by.   The issue I'm having is with the shade... I feel like even with the current shade I'm wearing (#6), it makes me look orange.   Some background: I got a sample of this in 5.5 and wore it for a day but it made my face look really orange compared to my neck. I went into Sephora to get an associate's opinion and she agreed, and told me it was because I'm yellow toned and the 5.5 is too neutral for me, hence making me look orange/pink. She swatched the 6 beside the 5.5 on her hand, and she was right, even though the 2 shades appear to be the same darkness, the 5.5 was much too pink. So I took home a sample of the 6 and couldn't wait to try it. Swatched on the back of my hand and on the inside of my arm, the 6 blends in better than the 5.5 but seems just a touch too yellow/brown, but nothing that is noticeable.   Well, I put it on this morning and at first I thought that the 6 looked a hair too yellow for me. But the tone still seemed right. I was thinking of testing 5.75 because on the Color IQ (which I know isn't very accurate) it is less yellow, but looking at swatches online it looks darker and maybe a bit too pink (just a bit more yellow than 5.5).   But then...after finishing the rest of my make up and looking in the mirror again, my face still looks orange. Under certain lighting, I think my face looks fine. I've asked two people (hubby and a coworker) and they both don't think my face looks orange, but I sit beside a window at work and the natural light really shows how orange my face looks compared to my neck. I think it is an improvement from the 5.5, but it's still not my perfect color. Maybe I'm just TOO yellow?   This is very confusing as according to the color IQ the associate gave me yesterday (again, I know it's not accurate) I am 5y07 (SO YELLOW!) but I like to wear MUFE F&B in 20, or a 50/50 mixture of 20+34 and it seems to blend really well although those shades are 1y07 and 1r09, respectively. Maybe it's because they're so sheer so the undertone isn't as important?   I've included some photos... what are your thoughts? Minor difference that I shouldn't expect to match perfectly with my neck? What shade do you think I could try in LS next, or could it just be that this foundation just oxidizes too much for my skin?   I am wearing moisturizer (with sunscreen), Hourglass veil mineral primer, Armani LS and finished off with Marc Jacobs finishing powder.   Both photos are taken in office/fluorescent lighting, but facing a window with natural lighting (cloudy).     Thanks!!
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Hi everyone!   I just wanted to give you a quick update...   Later that day I decided to go to another Sephora location to get my color IQ done. Also, I wanted to ch... see post
Defected Nars Blush?
I don't know if it's just me, but my Nars Orgasm Blush has absolutely NO pigmentation. This is my first blush so when I bought it, I just assumed that blushes were supposed to be really light. A few months later, I realized my brush sucked so I blamed that and bought a new one. It made it better, but I still have to swirl it many times to get it to be even SLIGHTLY visible on my face and even then it fades about halfway through the day since there's hardly anything in the first place.    This is the only blush I own (I'm a blush newbie, as you can tell) so again, I thought it was supposed to be like that. But then I went in store and swatched the Clinique Cheek Pop and Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush and now I am seriously questioning the quality of my Nars blush. Is it just me? Is mine defected? Because by looking at the quality of it, I can't possibly understand how it could have any good reviews.    I feel like I should return it now, but I bought it around November so it's been awhile and it definitely looks used so I don't know if it's okay for me to return. But it sucks because it's SO expensive and it's so difficult to get any colour to show up on my face.   Here's a picture for reference. I swiped it at least 5 times on this swatch and as you can see it just looks like a sparkly rash. Ugh. (And I know the background looks dark, but it was fairly bright when I took it and it looks the same IRL)    
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Wow that's disappointing :(. I have the Orgasm  blush but in the Multiples which is a cream stick.  Maybe give that a try if you would like to try a cream out.  It is ve... see post
Conceal and Highlight
What is the best product to use that both conceals and highlights?
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I agree with laurabt, if you are looking for a concealer and highlighter in one you can get that by just buying yor favorite concealer a shade lighter than your skin to ... see post
Chanel Updates
Hi BTers, do we have a thread for this? I'm on the Tom Ford Updates thread and I thought some of us might also want to share on Chanel. Eagerly awaiting the Chanel Mediterranee Summer 2015 and of course what's new for Les Beiges this summer. Share some pics, news, what are your 'must haves' for Chanel releases coming up? I'm really interested in this nail color and seriously debating about the bronzer. I'm trying to decide what road to go down for bronzer, the new Estee Lauder illuminating gelee, or the new Guerlain Terracotta powders, or this beauty... As far as the date, I've been talking to my Chanel SA and the collection seems to be coming out later than they thought. I think I saw somewhere it would be May. Share some Chanel here The cheek stick…and the neutral nails :-)
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Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie from the Le Perle collection...I love it...soft and sultry, not your typical spring pastels. see post
Help me find a blush dupe
Does know a dupe for Mai Couture Blush Paper in Sicily?     I received these as a sample (I dont know where - I organized my sample stash last night). and I love the color, but I dont see myself being a regular user of blush paper.  I think I would rather have a standard powder blush.   Any suggestions?
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Hi Ap142193,   I'm having a hard time finding a good swatch of that shade online! It looks like it's a pretty pink with shimmer. I recommend the Laura Mercier Shimme... see post
Hot, humid weather woes!
I'm planning to travel to somewhere very hot and very humid. I most likely will not be in air conditioning and sweating a lot. I probably will be wiping my face often too. Any tips to prevent melting and to keep my foundation/ concealer on?    Im usually combination skin that doesn't break out unless I'm sweating a lot and I like moderate coverage.   Please help ladies!
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In Louisiana they say there are two seasons--summer and February. It's subtropical, and that makes makeup (and frizz) a huge challenge. I definitely recommend blotting p... see post
Convertible Color
I used Gerbera 14 Convertible color and I don't see that color anymore.  Which is the closest?
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Yes! The two colors are very similar!! Lilium would by far be the closest to Gerbera.   I'm sad that Sephora got rid of a lot of their shades. I do have the Convertibl... see post
Free Gift from Sephora and Too Faced!
Earlier this month Sephora reached out to me and told me that I had been selected to receive the new #Tfnofiler Selfie Powders from Too Faced as a gift for my contributions on BeautyTalk. I had every intention of purchasing this palette when it came out so I was super excited by the opportunity to try it for free.   As a Canadian client I know myself and many others often feel overlooked by Sephora so that made being selected mean a little bit more to me.   I received the palette in the mail yesterday (all of the snow we've had in my area recently delayed mail by a week). After I have a chance to play with it and test it out a bit more I'll leave swatches and a review here  
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BEAUTY PRO spadersgirl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Grats! It looks beautiful! see post
Makeup in Zurich, Switzerland
Hey ladies!    Hubby is going to Zurich, Switzerland at the end of April. Anyone known of any good cosmetic stores or boutiques in Zurich? I'm hoping he can pick me up stomething good!  
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YouTuber Julia Graf is based in Switzerland. I can't recall specific Swiss brands she's mentioned, but I feel like she's featured some interesting German ones she's foun... see post
Sound off: which blush should I get for my skintone?
  My skin is very, very fair. I always use the lightest shade for any BB cream, foundation, powder, etc. It's pretty cool, with pinky undertones. I have light blue eyes and short brown hair. I'm looking to invest in my first 'expensive' blush purchase, just to see what the fuss is about.    I'm torn between these two blushes, mainly because of the hype and the packaging So, based on the info I've given you, any suggestions about whether to choose Hervana or Dollface Amazonian clay?
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No problem, good luck gorgeous! see post
Trying to find a summer foundation! :)
Hello, I use Makeup forever Matte velvet foundation in vanilla #35. I would like to get two shades darker but its harder than I thought to eye the correct shade. I don't live close to a Sephora, so I'm trying to purchase it online. Thank you for your time!  
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I just purchased the Urban Decay naked skin today. I will be trying it out for the first time tomorrow.  Fingers crossed it will be my go to this summer:) see post
SEPHORA COLLECTION Smoothing & Brightening Concealer color match
I use the duo mat foundation powder in 202. What would be the best color match in the Sephora collections smoothing and brightening concealer?   
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Contouring Contouring Contouring....
This is just a random rant post about...can you guess...? Contouring!! I am sick of hearing about contouring right now. I feel like the beauty industry has taken this concept and is absolutely beating everyone upside the head about it. Every makeup brand I can think of is promoting a magical contouring palette, youtube & Instagram is full of contouring tutorials and most should just be labeled "how to turn a woman into a drag queen." The crazy thing is that for most most women, contouring is not a part of our day-to-day beauty routine!! So why all this sense of urgency about contouring?? I have some ideas, but this isn't a column now is it?    Anyway, just ranting...     
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HALL OF FAMER ballerinagrl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ha, contouring! I'm still trying to figure out how to blend blusher over foundation! ;) see post
No Insurgent/Sephora collab?
I was late on the Divergent/Sephora collab last year.  Assuming there is no collab this year for the Insurgent movie since it has not  come out yet and the movie is out...?
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The only items I was able to find last year was a slim kit with a few eye shadows, bronzer and lipgloss and I found a nail polish set.  My Sephora in JCP had the big kit... see post
Do you start with your eye makeup or your face makeup?
I always start with my eyes so that if I mess up, I can wipe it off without having to disrupt my face makeup, and also so that my moisturizer has time to sink in. I do find that starting with the eyes can leave some skin near my eyes that doesn't have foundation on it because I don't want to get too close to my eyeliner, eyeshadow, etc.   I'm interested to know, do you start with your eyes or your face?
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I always do my eyes first, I am way to messy to risk ruining my face with eyeshadow/mascara/whatever is on my eyes! see post
Travel palettes?
So I've been on the hunt for a good travel palette that I could customize with a powder, blusher, shadow, lipstick (maybe). I've been wanting something that I could just keep in my gym bag or purse for day-to-night touchups, or for the times I like to go hang out after my gym sessions. I'll be honest I dislike going elsewhere for my beauty needs. I like the satisfaction of purchasing from my favorite beauty brands and racking up rewards points. However, I looked all over Sephora and a product such as what I described doesn't exist. Yes, I found about 2-3 mini touchup palettes but the reviews weren't that great and of course being a darker-skinned woman I have to contend with getting the color right. Anyway, I ended up at Inglot and I was able to take advantage of their "Freedom System" which allowed me to put together my own palette with all the items I desired. Total cost was about $60-a bargain for all the full-sized items that went into that palette. The only drawback was that the palette was a little heavy and it doesn't have a mirror. But it just got me thinking why doesn't Sephora have a customized palette service (beyond just eyeshadows)? The SEPHORA COLLECTION brand carries such a broad range of product so it would seem doable within that brand.    Idk, has anyone else discovered a great travel palette that minimizes the need to carry around a bunch of stuff? I like the one I got from Inglot, but I'm still curious if there's anything else out there. Here's a pic of what I got: 
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BEAUTY PRO HoneyBrownBunny / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Good suggestions everyone! I had looked into NOTR and the NARsissist palettes. They came close, but the problem was the bronzers. Bronzer wears terribly on my skin. Par... see post