Makeup
kelly101
Give Me Some Lip
This is my second order of Give Me Some Lip. My fav is the full size Smashbox with the cushy paddle like applicator and the Buxom with a great tingle feeling. Anyone else have this set? What do you think beauties?
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unblownkisses
BEAUTY BOSS unblownkisses / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I love it, personally. With that said, I won't use the Smashbox since I know I hate their glosses, so that was put into a bag for a TSB. I also threw in the Nars since ... see post
AmyC
Kat Von D is thinking about a new Train case!!! Replied to me on twitter!!
eeee!!! She commented on twitter thanking us that her lipsticks were number one and I sent her back a tweet: @thekatvond @Sephora PLEASE consider making another Train case! They are so beautiful but I need more space! Multi-tiered please! #iheartu   She sent me back: @amycishere @Sephora I know! I thought about design a new train case where you can customize the compartments! How rad would that be?!   I replied back: @thekatvond @Sephora omg that would be amazing! You just made my day by replying! Been a tough week! Thank you!!   She replied AGAIN!! @amycishere tough week for you and me both! We'll muscle through it though, yeah?   OMG!!!!! She is SUCH a sweetheart! Met her a few years ago and she is amazing!!!
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yazmin
HALL OF FAMER yazmin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You just made my day by sharing this! I hope she does come out with a new train case, I was just looking at them and thinking about her last one! see post
megan1102
Quick-Easy 5min "No Make-Up" Routine?
Ladies,   What's your quick-n-easy routine? If you've got about 5 min, what's your must-haves?   Thanks! Megan
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Shrewdle
BEAUTY BOSS Shrewdle / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
BB cream (Dr. Jart Renewalist) 1 min Eyeshadow primer, UD anti-aging (I use primer whether or not I'm putting on eyeshadow...I dunno just a habit I guess :) )  30 sec ... see post
ilovetopurplefy
Sonia Kashuk 15 Year Brush Set First Impression Review
So yesterday I tested out the brushes from the brush set while I was getting ready to go out for dinner last night and I have to say I really like them. They're really soft and well made. There was a teeny bit of shedding though.   Retail Value- $40 Estimated Value per brush- $15 Estimated MSRP - $225   Pros:   Price Quality  Well made   Cons:   Exclusive to Target 2 sets per Target store Sells out quickly in store and online HTF Little bit of shedding Some may be deformed due to packaging or you get a double of one brush.  Availability - until October if they can keep up with the demand according to SK customer service       Favorite Brushes   Contour Brush Pencil Brush Blush Brush    The contour brush is EVERYTHING!!!! It is very comparable to the NARS Ita and MAC 163 brushes (I personally think it's a lot better). I used it to contour my nose as well and I really liked the way it turned out. This brush gave me cheekbones and the sculpted effect that my Real Techniques contour brush wasn't giving me!   The pencil brush picked up a lot of color easily and in even though I barely dipped my brush in the eyeshadow I was using. I suggest tapping it off quite a bit so the color isn't so intense and you don't get a ton of fallout.   The blush brush is really nice. It picks up the right amount of blush so the most intense color will be toned down and wearable.   Least Favorite Brushes   Blending Brush Buffing Brush  Angled Multipurpose Brush   The blending brush is way too big for me personally. It was hard to blend my transition color with it due to the large size so I used my MAC 217. This was also the only brush that was deformed. It does work as a cheek highlighting brush if you want a more concentrated glow on the high points of the face.   The buffing brush is a bit too dense and absorbed too much product. I used it to apply foundation and I had to use 3 pumps instead of 1. I don't know what I will use this for later.   The angled multipurpose brush was very difficult to work with for me personally. I used it to blend my concealer and it was a mess. I had to use my BB to blend the rest of my concealer. I'll play around a bit to see if I can find another use for it. I may use it for cream contouring.     Final Verdict   Overall I think this a really good set to have if you're starting out or if you're a total makeup junkie and you love LE products. This set would also make an amazing gift as well. I'm  going to play  with the brushes that I didn't like so much to find alternative uses for them or use them in conjunction with other brushes to make them work. I may end up liking them later in the future. I hope Sonia Kashuk is able to stay on top of the demand and each Target gets more than 2 per each restock and that the Target website will restock quickly as well.     I hope you all enjoy my review!  
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ilovetopurplefy
HALL OF FAMER ilovetopurplefy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Lauratv
cross dressing guys
Do Support do makeup and give lessons to guys who cross dress and do they have private consultation rooms for this? Thanks
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
You can always contact a makeup artist in the area if you're not comfortable with having your makeup done at Sephora. Normally, you will go to the makeup artist or he/sh... see post
ashleynne
Tarte's Friend's and Family Sale is on! 30% off
I didn't see any active threads and discovered it today online so just want to spread the word to those who love the products like me!
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ashleynne
BEAUTY GURU ashleynne / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
your welcome all :) see post
SirensSong
☆Private Summer 2014 Box Swaps!
Hello Beauties, I know traveling boxes can make some people a little uneasy because they can get stolen along the way (or whatever the case may be). I was thinking of using this thread to arrange Box swaps instead. We can all post the items that are up for swap, hopefully with pictures and estimated price total, and we can look and see which bundle most appeals to us and ask to trade with that one person.     Traditional rules apply:     ☆ VIB or VIB Rouge members only ☆ Must be active on BT ☆ Must have at least 150 hearts ☆ Majority must be high-end products ☆ Deluxe samples and high-end foils are allowed ☆ Lightly used and "swatched" products allowed but must be stated (keep it sanitary!) ☆ Must provide tracking number with shipping ☆ Must include your state of residence in your posting (to help others roughly gage shipping cost)   Well, show us what you got and let's see if we manage to trade
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annypoo
HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
on your other thread it looks like quite a few people would be interested in a traveling box! see post
HelloCoffee
Can we please talk about the new MUFE shadows?!
Have you guys seen these?! There are tons of shades and finishes to choose from, and you can build your own palette! I can't wait to try these; I wonder if Sephora will carry all of the shades? There are so many and I'd really like to go in and test a good chunk of them.     http://www.sephora.com/artist-shadow-P387670?skuId =1622745
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HelloCoffee
HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes I did! I can't wait to see it in person, the last 3 colors are killing me! I'm a sucker for greens and purples! see post
fluffymuha
Anastasia Brow Pencil vs. Brow Powder Duo
I've been using the pencil for the longest time, but got to try out a sample of the brow powder duo today and absolutely loved it. It seems easier to apply, and looks more natural (to me). For those of you who've used both of these, how do they compare to you? Is the staying power of the powder duo long enough (or longer than the pencil?)? 
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Every time i think about ordering the brow wiz i don't. Idk if it's the shade or the way i have to be light handed lol. I find i have better control with a brush so i us... see post
LindaBS
I want kickass eyebrows!
Maaaannnn. Whenever I look around on here, everyone has these awesome eyebrows. Very neat/tidy and that awesome high arch.   My eyebrows are a mess. I used to get a anastasia wax brow treatment every month or so but I moved to Canada and I can't seem to find that same treatment anywhere. Right now I'm just pluckin' at them myself but obviously I suck at it.   What products do you guys use and how? Gel? Pencils? Powder?! I want tidy eyebrows!   Here are my eyebrows. Daaaaaamn.
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LindaBS
BEAUTY WHIZ LindaBS / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thanks! Just tried looking for a Brow bar location but nope, nothing in a 500 km radius! Its a shame, it sounds perfect! see post
SirensSong
Summer 2014 Traveling Box?
Is anyone interested in starting a new box, or know of a current thread with open spots? I've been wanting to get in on one of these ^_^
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Oooo I've never participated in a travelling box before. But that's because I don't have a lot of mid range/high end products.  see post
ilovetopurplefy
Sonia Kashuk 15 Year Anniversary Brush Set
  I don't know if any of you ladies know about this but Sonia Kashuk just came out with a LE 15 piece brush set in celebration of their 15th anniversary. I just picked up the last one in my town today during my lunch break. I personally think this is a steal. It is $40 at Target.   If you can find it, I suggest to get it right there and then because this set is sold out almost everywhere and each Target in the US and Canada each get 2 sets. Go on to Target's website and use the "find in a Target store" and click on "pick up in store" if it shows up to reserve it. Sonia Kashuk is trying to keep it in stock but it keeps selling out. This set will be available until October according to their customer service line.     If anyone wants to know how they perform, let me know and I will do a small review here on BT. 
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HookedOnBeauty2
BEAUTY GURU HookedOnBeauty2 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
My local Target didn't have it in stock so I couldn't use the pick up in store option. I decided not to order one online. Went to dinner and decided to stop in that same... see post
ilovemakeup125
how to do an easy smokey eye
I would really like to know how to do a simple smokey eye look. I have tried multiple times but i cant seem to get it. Is there any advice or tips you can give me??
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Sonny4President
BEAUTY WHIZ Sonny4President / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
She the main face in Chanel's demo videos, of course she's good ;) see post
taylorlv
What is your all time favorite product that you would recommend to anyone?
BrennaBombshell
HALL OF FAMER BrennaBombshell / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Maracuja oil! This stuff has turned my skin around completely. From being oily in some places and dry as the desert in others, to having normal, calm skin in just under ... see post
CharliefromNY
HELP! I need camera makeup!
I'll be on camera for work and have to do my own makeup.  What's the best makeup for face, eyes, lips ???
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CharliefromNY
BEAUTY BOSS CharliefromNY / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
That's a great suggestion, thank you.  I always end up mixing colors anyway, so it might be good to get a color wheel for the camera work..... see post
fluffymuha
New Hourglass Gel Liner!
  Apparently this baby will come out at Sephora on July 29th? Sorry if this has been posted already, it's the first time I'm seeing it and hopefully it'll be better than *you know what*!
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jenpred
HALL OF FAMER jenpred / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That neck! see post
Cupcakecandy
New Becca Products!
It's not letting me post pictures-whyyyy???? Anyway, there is a new eyeshadow palette and the Rose Gold SSP in Liquid Form out! Yay! I really want to compare swatches between the pressed and liquid. The palette is all matte and really pretty, but the last three colors look pretty similar. There's info. and pictures on Temptalia if you want to go see, but the pictures are not uploading...
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Heatoyos1
Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil For Tightlining
I'm currently looking for the best waterproof pencil eyeliner for tightlining my upper and lower waterline--I'd like to stay within about a $22 budget. (I do not want to use liquid eyeliners, or eyeliners in a pot.)    My face perspires easily, especially during the summer, so even waterproof eyeliners bleed and smudge underneath my eyes--even when I use Benefit Stay Don't Stray primer below my eyes.   I have tried Urban Decay's 24/7 waterproof eyeliner and Sephora's waterproof eyeliner, and both bled terribly. It does not look professional, and I hate having to constantly wipe off the smudges in the restroom--which is probably not great for the delicate under-eye area.    I am thinking about trying MUFE's Aqua Eyes, or possibly Tarte SmolderEYES. Any other suggestions for around $22 or so?       **There was a best waterproof eyeliner pencil question from 2010, so I thought I would start a newer discussion
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Heatoyos1
HALL OF FAMER Heatoyos1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for your input! I wear contacts, too, so flaky clumps would drive me crazy! I'm kinda leaning toward NARS because it has a less creamy formula.  see post
blackunicorn
High-end products with an excellent value (The Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil)
I recently bought the HOURGLASS Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, because of the great reviews. I was going through a Brow Wiz way too quickly. When I found out the Hourglass pencil is 0.014oz, for $32 ($37CAD), compared to 0.003oz $21($27) for the Brow Wiz, I was sold. If you compare the 2, the brow wiz is so much more expensive! You would pay $98 ($126 CAD) for the same amount of product! I even compared it with drugstore products and it's still a better value.   So, my question is, do you have any other go-to products that you think have such a great value? 
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY PRO blackunicorn / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Yes, and it's really good too, I actually love the Hourglass pencil much more than the Brow Wiz! Thanks for mentioning the Dior Rosy Glow, I might try it next time! see post
annypoo
Free Shipping on Urban Decay's website
Just got an email from UD's website stating free shipping on anything. Also free deluxe samples with a perversion mascara purchase. Didn't specify when it ends. 
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infinitise
What is it about MAC products that cause breakouts
     I normally don't have a problem with most makeup products. My skin is okay with Makeup forever, Bobbi brown, Hourglass, Guerlain, and Giorgio Armani most of the times. but when it comes to MAC items, I break out almost instantly and it takes more than 2 weeks to fully recover. it just makes my skin to warm up, cause black heads, and break out.    I checked the ingredients and they don't really have anything that might cause breakouts. (I used prep and prime natural radiance and the mineralize moisture foundation)  if anything, MUFE has more of ingredients that normally break me out like parabens..    does this happen to anyone else?  I was going to purchase their pro longwear concealer but really don't know if I should.. 
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you so much for your input!  I was just thinking the same thing when I was walking home with a sample of Mac prolong wear concealer  I had a friend who "warned" ... see post
sravanthi
Never ever any foundation suited me, suggest me some good one
I tried many foundations (acc to me) from drugstore to high end, but any foundation didn't match me i tried sephora color IQ test thrice, it suggested me stilla foundation, i bought it hoping it would suit, but it made me look dark at least one to two shades dark being asian, never want to look dark, when i remove foundation half side, i can clearly see dark and light shades of my face recently tried Dior foundation also, same problem. I have combi- dry skin, with very oily t-zone and very dry cheeks, i am 26. Please suggest me good foundation which has many shades, that i can find one which suits my color perfectly, like second skin.
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sravanthi
BEAUTY WHIZ sravanthi / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I just checked OL Becca's foundation, they have good range of shades from dark to olive see post
Shrewdle
Master Class III Palette from Smashbox
Has anyone gotten the Smashbox Master Class III Palette? I've been eyeing this one up, but I have to wait a few months to get it since I've already spent over my budget for the time-being! ;-)   I found some closeup photos of it and swatches of it online via cosmeticblur blog, and all the colors look so absolutely amazing!    Does anyone know if this is in the permanent line or is it limited edition? If it's limited edition will it still be here in a few months? I just can't stop looking at all the colors and really don't want to miss out on this one! *drool*  
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msperfect
BEAUTY BOSS msperfect / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Does anyone believe that III is better than II? see post
HelloCoffee
any love for Elizabeth Arden?
So, I've been around these boards for a while but I hardly ever see anyone mention Elizabeth Arden. I was never crazy about any of the perfumes, but has anybody been to a Liz Arden counter lately or looked at the site? There are some really beautiful lipsticks and eyeshadows. My friend just purchased the bronzer and it is gorgeous. Also, the Ceramide line of skincare has been a favorite for a long time. I know many people think of the line as for "older" women, but I was just wondering people's thoughts? 
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I remember when I first started working here we used to sell some of the Prevage stuff and I loved her Anti Aging Daily Serum.  I was 21 at the time so I probably didn't... see post
abinormal
Toxic Ingredients in Cosmetics
Lately I've been reading articles about all of these scary ingredients in my cosmetics. Things like heavy metals and parabens. Is this something to be worried about? Where can I find unbiased/objective information about this issue?   Thanks very much!
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BUFF TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
It is pretty hard to condense down all the information out there!   The standards from what is US FDA acceptable vary from what the EU considers acceptable. There is v... see post
RMOR86
Makeup for the office?
I have a basic 9-5 office job, and lately, I've been over-doing it with the makeup! 1) because I have a lot of new goodies and 2) because it's fun! I was wondering what a good neutral/natural would look like. Show me some looks or what you guys wear during the week! Thanks :-)
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irenet
BEAUTY MASTER irenet / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I know how you feel. You want to change it up everyday and play but you need work  appropriate make up. It doesn't have to mean boring. What I do is a natural eye with n... see post
Cupcakecandy
Looking for a red blush...
Which ones are your favorites? I'm thinking I might try Nars Siam Matte Multiple, but I'd love to hear some other better( and less expensive ) suggestions. I want a true red and something that will blend really easily. Thank youuu!!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
No problem! :)!! see post
akhorounjaia
I bought a brush from Sephora and never used it....
And I still have the receipt. The only thing I don't have is the plastic film that had the bar code on it. Can I not return it?
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Akhorounjaia,   I suggest reaching out to your local Sephora Store http://www.sephora.com/store-locations-events?searchTerm=stores&_requestid=123233 prior to visi... see post
RMOR86
What's my color?
I need to upload a pic soon...but I am very pale with rosacea (redddd cheeks) that I cover up with foundation. I just dyed my hair a light reddish brown. I am totally clueless as to what color blush would look good on me. I have several: Nars Orgasm (too shimmery for my liking) Tarte True Love (too red), Tarte Achiote (too dark), Tarte Peaceful (not bad for a light coral), Stila Color Converter in Peony (not a fan of cream blush), and Tarte Flush (too purply), oh and also a NYX in a medium pink color, it's not too bad. I really do love MATTE & POWDER blushes.............maybe someone could give me a few suggestions. Thanks!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A fan brush can also cut down on packing on so much of it too! :D  see post
rel0333
looking for the best fiber mascara
MarciaBrady
BEAUTY PRO MarciaBrady / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I've had good results with Tarte's Best in Faux. It does take some time and attention while applying it to get the best results and to avoid getting the fibers in your e... see post