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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 ElleW2005 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Without meaning to derail this thread, I originally didn't love Creed. The thing is many of the reps tend to push the Aventus since it is their most popular "unisex" fra... see post
Bite Lip Lab Sephora color of the month!
OMG Bite lipsticks are my weakness!   http://www.sephora.com/lip-lab-limited-release-cre me-deluxe-lipstick-P392929?skuId=1691773&country_s ...
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If I believe the color will look same on me as it looks on you, I would have ordered it right off. I assume it will look a grayish lilac on me :( see post
Golden Highlighter
I was hoping for some advice in finding a well pigmented, golden highlighter for summer. I picked up the MUFE Pro Sculpting Duo in #2 Golden during the VIB sale but found it either doesn't show up or looks a bit ...splotchy?   I'm debating exchanging it for NARS Jubilation but the reviews online aren't that great either so I'm open to suggestions!   For reference this would be strictly for night time, full face looks which is why I wanted something a bit more pigmented. I'm an NC30 in MAC, Vanilla Glow in Too Faced BB, and Bamboo Beige in Laura Mercier.   Thanks!  
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HALL OF FAMER njattana / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh the Cle De Peau one looks fabulous! I did try Indiscretion but I think the lighting in store didn't do it justice because it seems to be very highly reviewed - I'll t... see post
eyebrow product suggestions?
I have a small bald spot in my eyebrow because of a scar I have there and am looking for a product that would fill in my eyebrows and cover the little bald spot (It is rather small btw) Any suggestions?    I have been looking at some Anastasia products. Are there any particularly good ones any one has tried?     Also if you want to see what I am talking about with the bald spot you can see it clearly in some of the photos I have posted on my profile.
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BEAUTY BUFF Sprytely / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I use the ABH Dipbrow on my eyebrow scar and it works well for me. If you go that route try it with a few different brushes and amount of product to see what works for y... see post
my beautyblender will not shrink back!
I just got a beautyblender and used it yesterday, once i finished i cleaned it then put it on top of its plastic container to dry and it still has not shrunk back to its former size. It has not shrunk at all! Does any one know why it is like that? or has this happened to any one else?
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HALL OF FAMER meecheroo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Mine takes a few days to go back to its small size. see post
Burberry Beauty Updates
In the vein of the recent Tom Ford Updates and Chanel Updates threads, I thought I would start one for Burberry! I think they have had a ton of great releases recently (new eye shadow formula, kisses lippies). Burberry is one of the most consistently good designer lines in my opinion.   Some great shots of the new collection are on the Fall 2015 Collections thread and I was surprised to see that the new Lip & Cheek Bloom is actually already available at Nordstrom! this fall collection posted on ModelRecommends looks pretty amazing too. that palette!   what items have you liked recently from Burberry? Anything you are waiting for or have your eye on?
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Christal, I agree with not creative's comment below.   Also, at Nordstrom, any SA can help you with any brand if a counter is not staffed.  see post
Brush for highlighter application
what is the brush you use for highlighter application? I use the RT contour brush but but I wonder if is there anything better for powder application. Thanks!
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BEAUTY MASTER reflectsgold / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
i use either my royal care cosmetics small stipling brush or chikuhodo highlighter brush from the passion line.  see post
Illamasqua Update Thread
There are the TF, Chanel, etc threads but what about Illamasqua.  Us fans of the brand need to work a little harder... I became a fan, sadly, after they left Sephora (bring them back?) but now love them.  Getting information is tougher.  Today they're on Hautelook, tomorrow they release a new collection.  Does it make sense to have a thread…to report on what's worth buying and the best way to get it?  Perhaps not…but let's see...
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, exactly right, this is the Cyan.  I also want the red, yellow, black, and white so I can essentially create any color I want.     I don't know a thing about OCC l... see post
Givenchy Photo'Perfexion Fluid Foundation SPF 20 help
I got a sample for the shade Perfect Ginger but I feel this is too dark on me, in fact it is  now that I'm looking at it. I'm a match perfect for the new Nars foundation Fiji. Would the Praline product be closer to that? I'm supposedly a medium but my skin is a bit lighter than that. I was trying out foundations cause I want like a dewy finish but I have an oily nose and the rest of my face is normal. I was also considering YSL and I believe my shade would be B30. Any recommendations from a BT staff? I have a yellow undertone. 
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you, Danee!  see post
BeautyBlender Tips?
I just picked up a beautyblender and was wondering if anyone had any tips/tricks that they had figured out! Any suggestions would be appreciated!   Thanks.
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BEAUTY BUFF AngelZ / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I use it in a patting motion. :) see post
Givenchy Confetti Powder relase?
Hi everyone, I searched everywhere for this answer but can't seem to find one. So please point me in the right direction if this has been asked already!   Does anyone know if Sephora will carry the gorgeous shimmery powder in the confetti case (part of the Spring 2015 collection)? I know they are basically sold out everywhere and Sephora is probably my only hope in Canada (I don't think Holt Renfrew or The Bay or Murale carries Givenchy makeup...just the fragrances).   If so... might any one have an idea of a release date?
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HALL OF FAMER enableme / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sorry ladies, no luck :(   see post
WINTER TBS
BOX IS CLOSED DELUXE AND FOILS WINTER TSB Qualifications: Must be 18 yrs. or older Must be VIB or VIB Rouge Rules: Must be able to pay $17 dollars for shipping (USPS) Must provide a tracking number. Must be able to post pictures of what you take and put in Do not take more than what you put in. Keep the value of items equal. Trade on or above the value of what you have taken from the box. It would be a good idea to post your trade before you ship the box. Ship the box out within 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know ASAP so we can move you on the list. What to include in the box ☆Products from brands sold at Barney's, Saks, Sephora and Nordstrom. The exception to the rule is Asian products which you cannot get in the states (Sulwhasoo, Etude House, Peripera, Hada Labo, etc.) ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", "tried/used"…) Sanitize and pack all explodable or leakable products in ziplocks and bubble wrap. ☆ Makeup as long as you've cleaned it with alcohol & it doesn't have big fingerprint marks/dents in it ☆ Mascara if it's sealed and/or has not been used at ALL ☆ Lotion, creams allowed if they are brand new or in a pump bottle for sanitary reasons ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle (can be 1/2 used too) & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped/bagged ☆ Anything that is sealed Do not include: Pre-made samples Drugstore items (unless it's from a brand hard to find in the US) Heavily used items (but if it is an expensive ítem someone might be interested, just ask in the thread) Swatching items in the box Putting in anything unsanitary/things that can't be cleaned or sanitized   ---> If you have anything that is questionable just ask in the thread! =]   1. Greenporchlights (Unicorn fragance samples -niche and fancy-pantsy perfume samples-that require thorough testing before investing such as a Tom Ford Private Blend)9407803699300013135735 2. Michelle shops    9407803699300013277350 3. Dtalks all   9114 9999 4431 3413 3512 16 4. Laynebr 9114 9011 5981 8948 1305 87 5. Heatherbee 9505511034285027477498 6. Makeupobsesed  9114901159818440726660 7. Sdbeautyjunkie1 9405503699300486352753 9405503699300486352760 8. Annypoo 9405503699300486352760 9405509699938185985709 9. Masaya 9405509699937326832865 10. Kiml150 9505511025835050512394 11. Sn22 9405503699300499633061 12. Rhiannon1419 (Julep nailpolish that belongs to the Wanderlust collection) 13. Rose135 (Korean skincare that does not include mineral oil, SKII, Tata Harper, Tatcha) 14. Onceuponatime 9505-5104-2317-5078-0105-42 15. Dolceloure 17. StephaniLynn 18. Makeuplovertay (living proof and drybar hair products, as well as any kind of samples!)   19 . Trishalyn 20. Redwagon44 ??    
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BEAUTY MASTER Onceuponatime45 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
And yes thank you so much for making the box possible :) 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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BEAUTY PRO Libellules / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
This, I also swatched it last night and I couldn't even see it on my skin. So I didn't pick it up! see post
brushes
What are your favorite/recommended brushes? I've been debating for awhile now about saving up the money to buy the complete set from Sigma but I just don't know if I love their brushes enough. I have brushes from Mac, Sigma, and Zoeva but I was wondering if anyones found better ones?  Or if there's specific must haves you want to mention?  
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BEAUTY GURU floridab / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Wayne Goss brushes are absolutely the best!!! I also have some Sephora brushes, Hakihodo, and It cosmetic (which I don't like too much. )  I don't use any of my Sigma br... see post
Is the too faced chocolate bar palette really worth the hype?
I've heard good things and bad things about the Too Faced chocolate bar palette and I'm just not sure if I should purchase it or not I've gone into Sephora probably four different times and picked it up to buy it and ended up putting it back down before I went to checkout. Should I just buy it? What are your thoughts? 
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HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is one of the best neutral palettes out there. I highly recommend it. see post
Blush Challenge!
So, I did the lipstick challenge with Greenchilli and all the ladies in that thread and I thought it might be fun to do the same thing with blush.  I don't have enough blush to get through a month, but I figure I'll go until I have gone through all my blush.   So the challenge is: wear a different blush every day until you run out of blushes or reach 30 days.     Anyone want to join me?   Day 1, 12/28/14, Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape Day 2, 12/29/14, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface Day 3, 12/30/14, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty Day 4, 12/31/14, Nars Blush in Torrid  Day 5, 1/1/15 (omg first time i've written the new year), Illamasqua in Tremble Day 6, 1/2/15, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay in Irreplaceable Day 7, 1/3/15, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay in Bashful Day 8, 1/4/15, Nyx Rouge Cream Blush in Glow Day 9, 1/5/15, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay in Whimsy Day 10, 1/6/15, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay in Embraced Day 11, 1/7/15, Tarte 12-hr in Blissful Day       1/8/15, no blush for reasons of extreme lateness in the AM  Day 12, 1/9/15, Tarte 12-hr in Fearless Day 13, 1/10/15, Tarte 12-hr in Breathless Day 14, 1/11/15, Tarte 12-hr in Exposed Day 15, 1/12/15, Nyx Rouge Cream Blush in Red Cheeks Day 16, 1/13/15, Tarte cheek stain in Blushing Bride Day 17, 1/14/15, Meteorites Perles de Blush Day 18, 1/15/15, Hourglass Blush in Luminous Flush Day 19, 1/16/15, Stila Convertible in Lilium Day 20, 1/17/15, Too Faced Natural Face Palette - powder blush (no name that I can find) Day 21, 1/18/15, Too Faced Natural Face Palette - cream blush Day 22, 1/19/15, tarte cheek stain in dreamer Day 23, 1/20/15 Smashbox Master Class III in Rosy Day 24, 1/21/15 Smashbox Master Class III in Flush Day 25, 1/22/15 Dior Rosy Glow Day 26, 1/23/15 Smashbox Master Class III in Carnation
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HALL OF FAMER sephoramusthave / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm sooooo behind on this challenge! Anyway, onwards!   Day 1: pixi beauty blush, healthiest honey Day 2: benefit dandelion Day 3: tarina tarantino dollskin cheek bl... see post
Looking for a good mascara that doesn't flake?!
Just an hour after applying mascara, I notice little black flakes all over my under-eye and cheek area. It's especially noticeable because my skin is so fair. I don't wear contacts and I am really careful around my eyes specifically so I don't have little black flakes all over. The mascaras I have tried are: They're Real by Benefit Volum' Express Pumped Up Colossal by Maybelline Can someone suggest a mascara that won't flake all over my face? Or is there something I could be doing wrong that is making this happen?! Thanks
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BEAUTY BOSS pixiedust2 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
What flakes on one person may wear like a dream on another. Unfortunately, that means trial and error for us users. I wear Tarte Lights Camera Lashes or Clinique, the vo... see post
NARS x Christopher Kane: Neoneutrals Summer Collection
Oh man, I just received this in my email, and this is the first I'm seeing of it! I'm loving this collection! I'm a total NARS addict, and LE NARS is even more addicting! I already want the 'Starscape' blush, the eye duo, and the lilac multiple. Hopefully Sephora will get some of this for the summer as well... Anyone else as excited as I am?!      
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HALL OF FAMER Gwenhwyfar / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Good to know. I will go check mine today. Thanks! see post
Best Mascara at Sephora?
I need a new mascara but I really have no idea what ones are really good. Any suggestions for a great mascara? What are your favourites?   Thanks!!
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BEAUTY SAVANT HoneydewK / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I always say Chanel inimitable mascara, and etscore1 may come and say YSL faux cils babydoll! She said it's even better than Chanel inimitable mascara (which was her pre... see post
Prom Makeup?
Any ideas of a makeup look if I am wearing red? An no I don't want a red lipstick lol.. PLEASE HELP
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'd recommend looking up Freida Pinto as a good reference for make up if you're wanting to play up the eyes and keep complexion and lips more sleek and simplistic:   ... see post
Post your favorite YouTube beauty videos!
I know we've all talked about specific vloggers and YouTube gurus that we love, but I want to see which YouTubes inspire you! Post looks, tips, whatever!    For those who don't know, you can click the little film strip along the top toolbar (3rd from the right) and paste a YouTube link which will then appear in your post.    I flippin' love this video of Lisa Eldridge doing the quintessential Alexa Chung look on Alexa Chung. 
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BEAUTY PRO jsmile / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Sanni of MissMai27 is another makeup artist that has done tutorials on hooded yes. see post
SIMPLE MAKEUP ADVICE THAT CHANGED YOUR GAME
have you ever had an a-ha moment after a  very simple suggestion was thrown your way?    i'm not talking years of practice leading to mastering the craft here. but rather when  your makeup game changed for the better after a tiny tweak in technique and / or perspective.   i was chatting with a friend about it, i realized i had a couple and thought it would be a cool thing to discuss here--for fun, and to share what could possibly be a-ha moments for others !   my first proper simple suggestion to how i approached makeup was years ago, but still after  years  of struggle to find a foundation that really did match my skin. a friend makeup artist told me i had neutral-to-yellow undertones (she also said 'olive but too pale to even tell'.... too pale to even tell will be the name of my memoirs ) and to try out japanese brand foundations. i eventually found bobbi brown, giorgio armani and nars, too, and that struggle was put to rest.   my second  ohhhhhh  moment was relatively more recently, when i was advised to apply liner (particularly winged, liquid/gel liner) with my eyes open, rather than closed. this. changed. everything. for me. i'd always struggled because i have ever-so-slightly hooded eyes, and when i applied the perfect wing to closed eyes, everything was pointing the wrong way when i opened them. and with this simple suggestion, suddenly something i felt i'd never learn how to swing was remarkably easy and almost foolproof. same goes for eyeshadow (particularly in the crease) though to a lesser degree.   how about you ??    
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HALL OF FAMER mberteig / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i wipe my mascara wand on a brush prior to application, and have never had lint from the tissue transfer to the brush. see post
Best Foundation That Lasts All Day
In the summer i'm going to be a attending a lot of festivals and things where I will be outside all day. Where I live it gets pretty hot and humid. What is a good foundation that lasts all day without  it making my face feel greasy/sweaty or oily. I have normal skin but it does tend to get a little dry especially around the sides of my nose but over all its pretty normal.
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BEAUTY SAVANT Tracib1981 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I live in Louisiana, which is the humidity capitol! I only wear MAC studio tech and MAC Pro longwear. They are the only ones that seems to hold up on my skin in the Loui... see post
FOUNDATION!! :/
I CANT FIND A GOOD FOUNDATION!!!!!!!   I HAVE THE KAT VON D COLOR TATTOO FOUNDATION AND ITS OKAY WHEN IM JUST WEARING IT FOR MAYBE 4 HOURS. WHEN I PUT ANY POWDER OVER IT OR BRONZER OR HIGHLIGHTER IT GETS WEIRD AND CAKEY!! I WANT A FOUNDATION TO LOOK DEWY AND NATURAL WITH A BRONZER BLUSH AND HIGHLIGHTER OVER IT! IM SO TIRED OF SPENDING SO MUCH MONEY ON ALL THESE FOUNDATIONS! PLEASE HELP!! I ALSO DONT WANT TO SPEND MORE THEN MAX $40. I HAVE COMBINATION SKIN BTW ALSO IM 14 YEARS OLD
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SPECIAL GUEST Margie05 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I think maybe that foundation may be too heavy for you. I use this same foundation and it took me a while to get the hang of it since it can get cakey sometimes. I usual... see post
I like the shade G40 in Cover Fx. Can anyone suggest a good color match in Estee Lauder Double Wear?
DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @HJPitzer,   Based on the information you've provided, I've matched you in  Dawn 2W1 ! :) This shade should match you perfectly.   Always, Danee see post
Stila no longer being carried at Sephora?!
I attended today's Rouge event in VA and for the life of me could not locate Stila.  I asked a SA and was told Sephora would no longer be carrying the brand, with the exception of their black eyeliner (I'm not sure which formula).  My friend in CA also noticed Stila was missing.  Is Sephora phasing the brand out on a whole or was this just select stores?  Should we be looking forward to some great Stila sales? I'm a bit disappointed, since I've recently started exploring the brand again! The Nouveau Natural Eye Shadow Palette is amazing!   EDIT- We have our answer! Stila has been pulled from some stores, while others are still carrying it and the brand will still be available online
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BEAUTY MAVEN miloberry / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
They just stocked brand new Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor blushes online!  I think it's only online and few stores? see post
Setting spray questions...
I have seen posts on setting spray usage and I am confused.  Do most of you put it on after foundation and before powder?  After powder and blush?  Do you also spray it to include your eye makeup or not?  I worry that getting it near my mascara will make it smudge?  I thought I knew what I was doing but now I am completely confused!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For me, I don't use setting powder regularly, just the spray after foundation/done face. However, if more oily skin, some sprays say can be used before foundation also. ... see post
How many foundations do you own ? and your impressions ?
I've been looking into my makeup stash and realized, wow I do own A LOT of foundations/BB cream, here's my list (and my impressions): CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua (beautiful finish...but tends to be too dewy for my combo skin) CHANEL Perfection Lumière Velvet (LOVE LOVE!) MUFE HD (my HG foundation) MUFE Pro Finish (my HG powder foundation) MUFE Mat Velvet + (I love this one, but too matte to be used in winter) IT COSMETICS CC Cream (not my favorite but I like it) TARTE 12-hour full coverage foundation (feels heavy and "mask-like" on the skin) TARTE BB Tinted Treatment (beautiful finish/cover but I think it breaks me out) TARTE Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation (Just doesn't do it for me...) ILLAMASQUA Skin Base (what was I thinking?) LIOLE Beyond the Solution (nice coverage but tends to feel heavy on skin) LIOLE Triple the Solution (another cake face alert) SKIN 79 Hot Pink Super BB Balm (nice coverage but tends to lean on gray side) BAREMINERALS Original (Simple and natural, I love this one when my skin behaves !) and...countless drugstore foundations that never seem to work well with my combination/sensitive skin !   And what about your collection ? Are you a foundation hoarder like myself ? I would like to know
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BEAUTY SAVANT HoneydewK / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have that YSL BB too! I don't love the shade, but love the formula! see post
Poll: What's One Makeup Product You Buy The Most Of?
Just curious, I thought I'd ask to see what makeup product others find themselves buying the most of.   (For example, eyeshadows, mascaras, foundations, blushes... etc..)   For myself, I am perpetually buying more lipstick than I probably need. It usually takes me forever to even finish ONE, but yet I still seem to be always looking at/buying more of them, haha! :-)  
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BEAUTY BUFF AngelZ / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I am an eyeshadow fiend. I can never walk by them and not buy one or two or six. ;) see post
Foundation or BB cream for oily-combination skin
So, I'm somewhat new to this whole makeup thing. I'm 20 years old, with fair, combination-oily skin. My cheeks tend to be red and sensitive also. I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a foundation or bb cream for my skin, and also a light powder to finish it off. I've tried Clinique's almost powder and it seems to cake on my face, and shows every line. I'm looking for something that isn't extremely heavy on my face since it's almost summer. Also if you have any recommendations for a lip stain or lipstick that will stay put all day and not run, that would be great. 
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beautyhead / FRESH FACE / replied
I am loving Urban Decay Naked skin right now. It's light but has a good amount of coverage.  see post