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Weekly Color Challenge! Come Join!
Hi BT!  I've been hijacking threads lately with my various color challenges. It's time for it's own place!    The rules:  Each week (Sunday- Saturday), there will be a new color to incorporate into your makeup looks. It can be one item of that color or a whole face. Try to incorporate it 4-5 times during the week, and post your pic, or discuss your colors here with everyone! If you can only do a day or two, that's fine too! This should be fun!    For folks on a No Buy, it's a great way to shop your collection. I hope you'll join me!    Week 2: July 26- August 1: ORANGE! 
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You are the queen of soft and romantic looks!   I love your soft fluffy eyelashes.   see post
Beautylish/Chikuhodo Sakura LE brush collection feedback
Hey ladies - looking for some feedback. I am in Canada and pre-ordered these brushes, mine are set for the August 30 delivery.   I'm considering cancelling the order though now that I've had some time to think about it. The one and only reason (but a compelling one lol) that I want these is because of the gorgeous handles.   I have tons of quality brushes from Wayne Goss and the Chikuhodo GSN series, plus MAC and Sephora + Hakuhudo. As a matter of fact, I never once considered these to be brushes I would use, just keep as a collection item. From the reviews I've read the quality isn't as good as the GSN series or the Goss brushes.   Also, and this is a big factor - I'm in Canada. With the horrid exchange rate now the total of these brushes came to almost $300!! I'm starting to think there are many other things I could buy - and actually USE for $300.   Any thoughts? For my American friends that have these, if you had to pay $300 for them, would you still think they were worth it? Esp. if you already have tons of better quality brushes?   Thanks!! 
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HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I own the brushes; I am glad I bought them, but I wouldn't buy them again. I got caught up in the hype and thought these had to be great brushes! They are not bad brushe... see post
Does anyone have experience with Rituel de Fille?
I've just recently found out this brand was a thing, and I am really interested in them. But, while I am a sucker for witchy themed makeup (shocking right?) this brand is pretty steeply priced, so I'm afraid of shelling out for something that might end up being a dust catcher. I didn't find many of the reviews for them, though I tend to not really like reviews unless I'm at least passingly familiar with the reviewer anyway.   I signed up for their newsletter and they sent me a nice coupon ($10 off $50+ if memory serves) so I will probably end up going for it but I would love to hear what BT has to say about them!   (They sure know how to grab attention though don't they?)
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HALL OF FAMER warriorwitch / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Shadow Self was my second choice! I only went with the green because my purple obsessed husband wasn't here to sway my opinion. XD see post
Is tarte a good foundation if your going to be outside in the heat/humidity alot?
There are a lot of music festivals and things coming up where I will be outside a lot and I need a good foundation that won't melt off my face. I was recommended this in the matte liquid form when I went in to get matched for a new foundation. i have yet to try this where im outsidemost of the day so would this be a good foundation that will last all day and wont melt off my face? I also use a lotion with spf, veil mineral primer and urban decay all nighter setting spray. 
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BEAUTY BUFF Bblinbabe / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I'm personally not a fan of matte finishes when it comes to being out all day in the humidity. I prefer a tinted moisturizer like Laura Mercier...but if you go foundatio... see post
color iq help
I was matched to 1r14 but whats the difference betwwen 1r14 and 2r14 or 2r14 and 3r14 ect
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sydvol / NEWCOMER / replied
The colour IQ number is made up of two components, the undertone and the depth of your skin! So people are either an "r" (red undertone, which is cool toned) or a "y" (y... see post
Looking for my ideal foundation
Hello, so I'm looking for the perfect foundation for my skin. I have a very oily tzone with some dry spots (which is why I gave up on nars illuminous foundation cus it would stick to my dry spots really bad) and I also would love a foundation with as much coverage as possible as well as a foundation that stays on for hours. Nothing over $50 cus Ima struggling college kid lol. I'm not a fan of mattifying foundations because for some reason they make skin look lifeless & dry. also my skin is a little sensitive & so I avoid any acne treating foundations cus they tend to contain chemicals that only cause me to break out even more  
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jennymai,   You might like Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation - it fits many of your requirements, long-wearing, under $50, natural/radiant finish, and the ingredi... see post
HOURGLASS HOLIDAY BLUSH PALETTE
Does any one know if Hourglass Blush Palette (3 blushes set) will come out again this holiday? If then, when? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN zimmizim / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
id love to have this palette too but i just bought their ambient blush (powder) palette and one single mood shade.. . does anyone know what the blush shades are? i had ... see post
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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BEAUTY GURU shimmerbait / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
That's enough of an endorsement for me!  I'll stop at Macy's on Sunday and take a peek. see post
What is your favorite brush for highlighting?
Particularly with powder highlighters? I'm wondering if I should try sephora's brand fan brush, but the reviews are a bit mixed, and someone said the brush fell apart and lost it's shape after washing. I'm open to all answers and suggestion. (if you use liquid highlighter, feel free to share your favorite method for applying as well)
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Def WG #2~ definitely my favorite brush from his line , from the few I've tried its def worth it. I use it with all of my highlighters. I did just pick up the MUFE 140? ... see post
Date Makeup
I don't know about you ladies, but I rarely wear makeup on dates. Maybe just mascara (Guerlain Maxi Lash sample). I don't want foundation or lipstick rubbing off... or heck, even sweating off sometimes.  What would you guys wear for a date? My dates are usually brunch, movie and dinner.  (If you're wondering what I do instead, I usually get a sheet mask and prep my skin the day before or day of.) 
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HALL OF FAMER Sonny4President / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Depends on what I am feeling generally or where we are going, if my skin is feeling great I don't wear foundation, maybe a thick moisturizer for a natural glow and conto... see post
Make up to impress
I've seen things where people say they don't wear makeup to impress guys when guys can't tell the difference between black and navy, or Half Baked from Chopper in the Naked line. Things like that. I remember somewhere in the threads someone posted one with two lipsticks, I thought it was the funniest thing. So as a fun little game, fill in the blanks " You think I wear makeup to impress a guy who can't tell the difference between______and_____?"
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HALL OF FAMER Samtian / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Love it!! see post
IMATS LA 2016!
  Dates have been announced and tickets to the general public are on sale! Who's going next year?   For those who don't know, IMATS [International Makeup Artist Trade Show] is a three day event where different makeup artists come to perform different panels/informational meetings and different vendors from various brands have things on sale!
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HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Does anyone know how quickly tickets sold out last year? Sorry for so many questions.  see post
Genderqueer Makeup
Hi,    So, I'm a Genderqueer person. For those who don't know, it means that I don't identify with the regular gender binary (Male and Female), but instead identify as somewhere in between. I heard that this forum was a good place for beauty advice and wasn't too judgemental, so I thought this might be a good place for me to ask some of my questions.   I was assigned male at birth (AMAB), and I'm looking for makeup that will help give my face a more androgynous look. I find this particularly difficult for myself, because I keep growing facial hair and my eyebrows are incredibly bushy (I have dark facial and brow hair, btw). I know the simple solution is to shave and get my brows waxed/plucked/threaded, but even though I do shave every single morning, I still have a lot of shadow left behind (Especially on my upper lip).    What foundation, and also proper makeup regimen, would be right to help de-masculinize my face, and what proper tools will I need for it? If anyone can give me even a few pointers, I would really appreciate it.    Some extra facts about me:  -I have a round face. Would this need any altering? -My skin tone is very white with little tan. How can I figure out what shade would be best? -Overall, I have very sensitive skin that's also acne prone. How can I find a good makeup that won't cause at least too many breakouts? Are there any specific brands that are considered to be more safe than others?   Thank you in advance for any answers.   -I hope this is still a safe space-  
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BEAUTY WHIZ Buddygirl13 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I love that you feel comfortable here! You should! I don't have any great advice to offer you, other than that the ladies and gentlemen here are loving, encouraging, an... see post
Tom Ford Updates
Hey Beauties- We have ALOT of threads around here for Tom Ford products. I figured I'd start one thread where we can update each other on items as they come out or we see them available.    For all my UK'ers, or people willing to pay for shipping from the UK, Harrods has Softcore and Nude Dip from the Fall collection available right now. Happy Shopping! 
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HALL OF FAMER Sonny4President / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just when I said I wasn''t a fan of the duo's... I wonder if it swatches off like Spring 2015 Cream Shadow see post
Let's talk about Charlotte Tilbury..
I already have the Filmstar bronze & glow palette but looking into some of her other products.   Does anyone have any experiences they would like to share esp with her Light Wonder Foundation, her blush and the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder? I'm interested in getting these three things but still on the fence about taking the plunge!    Please let me know, many BTers opinions have helped me out on products before Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm tempted by those two NP limited lip shades....not that I need them.  Anyone have any thoughts? see post
Fullest coverage concealer
I need to cover a tattoo on my wrist so I need a product with very high coverage. What is the fullest coverage concealer? What have you tried?
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BEAUTY BOSS Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
The bye bye under eye concealer from It Cosmetics! I watched the presentation on QVC and they had an example of covering a big tattoo on the models arm and I literally c... see post
Foundation and makeup help!
I need to know the best foundation that is medium to heavy coverage that looks the best in pictures. Also other suggestions for the makeup i should wear for pictures, lip color, blush etc..
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BEAUTY MAVEN indylovesmakeup / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Lisa Eldridge has a YouTube video on makeup that's photo-friendly. I can't remember which exact products she mentions, but since she's a pro who works on a lot of photo ... see post
St tropez tanning mousse
I found this disappointing honestly. I'm super pale and was really excited for it. It's expensive and the color only lasts maybe 3 days with moisturization and minimal shaving. Guide color is perfect but once it's washed off it's too light imo. Anyone else feel the same?
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BEAUTY MAVEN xojlg / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Ouu ok I've heard of that stuff, wasn't sure if it was worth trying or not. Will definitely check it out. Especially cause I think I've seen it at my Sephora and I'm not... see post
Foundation
My skin gives me so much trouble!! I have very oily acne prone skin. I am pretty new to the whole makeup game so it is difficult for me to find my correct shade. Sometimes the foundations I pick make me look like I have a fake spray on tan, others make me look super pink or pale. If I go into Sephora stores can they help me pick my right shade? and does it cost if they do help me? I try going for the matte finish because my skin is so oily, however I love the dewy look but it just makes my skin look wet and runny. I need some serious help!  
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi BellaAnn15,   Yes, I definitely recommend heading in to your local Sephora and getting color matched! As ohsotattooed said, they will be able to help you find you... see post
HELP!!!
Ok, so I have horrible skin, I randomly break out, I have combination skin. Sometimes I am really oily, other times I am really dry, most times I am both. I have scars from past acne on my face. I need a makeup and primer and concealer or whatever works to cover all of it.  I feel like I have literally tried every single kind of foundation and concealer and primer but some only work for a while then just stop. Does anyone have any recommendations on a primer that will help keep me matte, a concealer that isn't too thick that will cover scars and blemishes and a foundation that will cover the rest. I need complete full coverage.  thank you  
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi breeziie,   I agree with the others! It's better to treat problematic skin than it is to cover it up. You may also want to visit a dermatologist if you find that ... see post
Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara
How does the Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara compare to the Clinique High Impact?  And how subtle (or not) is the color?  I have dark hair, blue eyes, and fair skin...
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'll peg the clumping lashes together on the brush. The plastic teeth aren't super long so the bulk of the wand head touches into a lot of product and lash in one take. ... see post
Would Becca Opal work with fair skin (nc15)? Or mixed in with moonstone?
I was wondering if Opal could work on fair skin (I have slight yellow undertone). I would most likely will be mixing it with moonstone though, but curious if it could work alone as well? I bought Champagne Pop, but I'm on the fence about it. It's not too dark at all, but it just kind of sits on top of my skin, if that makes sense. It doesn't really "melt" into the skin. It's obvious I put some shimmer on my skin. Any feedback would be wonderful!
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HALL OF FAMER Tirah / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Did you see the new poured highlighter in Pearl?   http://www.sephora.com/shimmering-skin-perfector-poured-P395159?skuId=1699594 see post
Help! My face is freaking out!
I have a few concerns here, that I need a lot of help with. 1. I have combo skin with a really oily chin, but cheeks/forehead are normal/dry.  I have noticed that I have a slight dry patch on the apple of my cheek and NOTHING will help it.  I was using an acne wash, so I stopped that, I tried gel moisturizers, Dove bar soap (instead of a true face wash), intense moisturizers, and nothings working.  It looks okay when I first put makeup on, aside from it looking a little pink, but once my makeup settles, it looks cakey and flakey and ughhh. Help!!!   2. My foundation has seem to started to melt off my face in the last few months, leaving me with blotchy, nasty, gooey makeup residue. I currently use Sephora's 10 hour foundation and Nars Foundation (the liquid) and even still, my makeup lasts maybe 2/3 hours tops? What's everyones secret to having a flawless face without it looking goopy and actually staying put all day? I feel like I'm just wasting makeup because I'm ALWAYS re-applying often.  I've tried setting sprays and setting powders and the whole 9 yards. This also causes my bronzer/contour to get patchy and look really weird.  Please help.
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IT GIRL Sekhmet7 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I second the Korean skincare suggestion!  As someone who has oily/combo skin, and had similar dry patches and foundation breaking up/fading issues that you are describin... see post
In Need of a New Tinted Moisturizer/ BB Cream
So, I was using the Sephora CC Cream in Light(Y) for several years now. I went to reorder but it was discontinued!     So now I need to find a new daily moisturizer, and I was looking at the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer line because I remember sampling one and enjoying the texture.   The only issue is, I don't have a Sephora near me, and I have no idea what color I'd be. Does anyone have any idea of what tinted moisturizer shade could be similar to the old shade Light?    I think it's between Nude and Sand, but I'm just not sure.    Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you!
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BEAUTY BOSS mochi813 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Wow, thank you so much Jaza!! That's so incredibly helpful! Light can be just a touch too light sometimes so I think I'll be picking up Sand!  see post
"Baking" Your Make-up
  I watched the msn video about the technique referred to as "baking" my make-up.  Am I correct to assume that I should only use moisturizer, concealers, wet sponges, and translucent powder (without foundation) to achieve this look?   Thanks for your help!  I have attached pictures from the online video.   Best regards,   Miss Freddie
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is a technique and term (also referred to as "cooking") that many drag queens use in regards to their make up applications which is considerably heavier than typica... see post
Wearing makeup to the beach
I'm going on vacation to Florida soon and im wanting to get some new make up before I leave and was wondering if I should get the same shade I am now or a shade darker? How would I go about doing this especially when I'm going to be tanning when i'm at the beach?
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HALL OF FAMER kellsmuneoka / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would definitely get a shade darker but make sure to bring your lighter product so you can mix it. I live in hawaii so I have a few different shades because I'm always... see post
What is the purpose of a yellow highlighter vs flesh toned?
You have the Mac highlighter pens in Radiant Rose(which is pinkish i guess) and Light Boost which is yellow. So yellow toned highlighters are more for darker skin complextions and not for fair skin. But why not a nude skin toned highlighter? What is the point With the yellow color?
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Vibsy / FRESH FACE / replied
My gosh thank you for Your detailed respond :-) Now I finally understand better :-) see post
LAURA MERCIER MAKEUP
I want to  purchase Laura  Mercier mineral makeup powder but they do not carry it at my local Sephora so I must order it online.  I cannot decide which color would but right. for me. Sometimes I am an Ivory and sometimes I am a Light in makeup.  Please help.  I am cool undertones.  Thank you for your help.
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BEAUTY PRO candyrivera / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I would try Tender Rose if you lean more on the pinky undertone side, and Soft Porcelain if you're more neutral. I'm around NC15 skin tone, and used to wear ... see post
MUST Try Canadian Makeup
Hello! I am currently visiting Vancouver for two weeks and I want to shop for makeup while I'm here. I have no clue to where to start, or what to try, so I decided to ask the BT community. I just want some ideas for brands to look for, your must try products, and your favorites products. Only Canadian brands or exclusives please, I'm from the U.S. so I only want products I can't easily purchase there. It can be drugstore or high end. Thank you!!!
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you like Bite lipsticks there's the limited edition Maple collection that's out now, exclusive to Canada.     Shoppers drugmart is easy to find cause it's nearly ev... see post
Please tell me about Kiko Cosmetics
Hello. I noticed there is a new makeup store in my mall. Its a Kiko Cosmetics. I have never heard of the brand... anyone know anything about them? Anything wonderful there that I should check out?     Thank you
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BEAUTY GURU michelle164 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Kiko is having a 50% off sale and they now ship to the US!  Im sorry if they were shipping before but I had tried previously and couldn't order, now its free shooing at... see post