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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 Gwenhwyfar / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
But I want 15% off! T__T see post
Similar eyeshadow to Kat Von D "wrath"
Does anyone know a brand that makes a color similar to the deep pearly orange called "wrath" in Kat Von D monarch palette? I love the color but I have similar colors to what she has in the palette so I can't  justify buying a whole palette for that color. Thank you! 
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BEAUTY BUFF natalie12 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Wow! Thank you!  see post
Limited edition items of the past
Hi ladies! (and some gents )   So recently I developed an obsession with getting my hands on the LE MAC Archie's Girls collection. I finally got all the items I wanted from Ebay, so I wanted to share! My last two looks on the What Are You Wearing Today thread used the blush in the picture. How cute is the packaging? It brings back teenage nostalgia for me. I'm sad I missed out on it when it was released, but I just wasn't that into makeup at the time and didn't know of its existence.     Anyway, this got me thinking...what item or items, now discontinued or hard to find, have you been obsessed with getting your hands on? I know for some people, it's Meteorites, and I also saw a LE Tom Ford blush in the hauls thread!   Feel free to share pictures if you have them
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HALL OF FAMER sparklekai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
it is coral crush!!! i love that palette!!! i need romancing the glow to complete my circle collection!   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 greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
FYI:  Tom Ford Black Orchid and velvet Orchid (perfume) is 10% off at Nordies today.   I wonder if Nordies is price matching the lowest BI sale discount amount.  see post
Which Anastasia contour palette is best for medium tan skin?
For reference, I use Bare Minerals medium tan original powder foundation.
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mklange2 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks for your help! I know that a lot of people like the banana color from the light to medium palette for highlighting under the eyes. Would the light to medium palet... see post
Mixers for Cover FX Drops?
Hi all!  I have the new Cover FX Drops and, so far, really like using them with my Paula's Choice SPF moisturizers.  I can get any level of coverage I want along with the benefits of moisturizer and SPF.   Just curious, though, what skincare or primer products (hopefully with SPF) have been tried by others to obtain a satin finish with the drops.   Looking forward to answers on this-great product!    
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HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I found that mixing with my NARS did nothing also haha. I think the NARS foundation is just already so pigmented that it's kind of the same. see post
Mac vs Sephora Pro brushes
Anyone own both? I'm in the market for brushes and can't decide. Looking for a comparison. Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes I have both, but to compare them you need to talk about specific sizes/shapes.  In my experience, the Sephora Pro Brushes are really big.  They might be able to do a... 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 GURU Onceuponatime45 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
And yes thank you so much for making the box possible :) see post
Make up must haves
Have makeup money to spend at sephora and I'm up for some suggestions . What are your makeup must haves? 😊 or what is on your wish list? 
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BEAUTY SAVANT queenofcouture / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
My holy grail items from Sephora would consist of: Beauty blender Guerlain Rouge G Lipsticks - the BEST lipsticks, ever. Marc Jacobs nail polishes - formula... see post
similar to Dior Grege but creamier
I recently bought the Dior lipliner in Grege and love the color but I find it very dry making it hard to apply. Does anyone know of something similar to it but creamier?  Thanks!
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Which color palette of the Anastasia contour kit would be best for my medium tan skin tone?
For reference, I use Bare Minerals powder foundation in medium tan. I know a lot of people like the banana shade in the original Anastasia contouring palette but I'm not sure if that palette would be too light for my skin tone.
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Which form of contouring (cream or powder) is best for using over mineral foundations?
I use Bare Minerals mineral foundation and have medium toned skin.
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mklange2 / NEWCOMER / replied
Do you have a recommendation for a palette that includes a highlighter? Or another highlighting powder that's reasonably priced? see post
Every day, natural makeup for fair skin, blue eyes, blonde hair?
I have Fair-Tannish skin, blue eyes, and blonde eyebrows,eyelashes, and hair. I really want a everyday, natural look. Right now, I wear black eyeliner on the edges of my waterline and black mascara, but it feels a bit intense. Any tips?
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Marc Jacobs mini kiss kiss bang bang perk
The Marc Jacobs mini kiss kiss bang bang lipstick was listed under the rewards boutique last month, but it's no longer there. Does anyone have the link for it?  Thanks!    
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HALL OF FAMER roxystar4 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you both SO much!   ♥ ♥ see post
Best enabled/hyped up/impulse beauty buys??
Hi guys!   So lately I've been looking at my stash and trying to not feel overwhelmed by all that I have. I think a lot of us on BT fall into the hype of things and go a little crazy at times. Sometimes it works out in our favor however and something we purchase is JUST what we needed or wanted and you're like YESSS glad I picked that up! So...share your enabled/hyped up/impulse beauty buys that worked out well!   Some of mine: - Beautyblender + BB solid cleanser (OK, so this was a gift but I am really, really happy to have discovered these. I have tried other sponges but I feel that they don't hold up as well. The cleanser is a miracle for getting cream products out and making your brushes/sponge almost brand new) - Guerlain Perles d'Etoile, Holiday 2014 (The regular Meteorites in Dore don't do much for me, but these lightly-bronzey pearls are  everything on my skintone. Perfect for some glowy warmth. Well worth the investment as they will also last forever) - KVD Ladybird palette, Painted Love lipstick in Lolita, Foiled Love Lipstick in FTW  (often, sale items can be a miss but these discontinued items at a great price were so worth it. Perfect colors, great pigmentation. I am glad I jumped on the bandwagon with y'all when they all went on sale!) - Tom Ford Nude Dip palette (Yes, you should get it once it's back! The shimmery taupey/silvery shades are beautiful and not overdone) - Becca Rose Gold pressed - Perfect color, especially for deeper/tanned skintones - Ole Henriksen Truth Serum - Enabled by BT, I finally got a sample using points. Used regularly, it really lightens dark spots and smooths out my skin (products go on better!). It seems to last awhile too. - KGD Spa Water - While it isn't the best for heavy duty eye makeup, it is really great to use for removing lipstick, and for taking off any remaining makeup. When I use it to take off lipstick, my lips feel soft and moisturized in the morning. It just feels good on my skin, and never stings my eyes. I am still testing out the Bioderma cleansing water to see how it compares  
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BEAUTY BOSS BaseballMommy / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I've been debating the take the day off cleansing balm from clinique as well since seeing it mentioned so often on here.  I have so many cleansers I need to finish befor... see post
Desert Island Lipstick?
Out of all things make-up, lipsticks have got to be my all-time favourite product. I have an embarrassing collection of 50+ lipsticks. Because of my passion for lipsticks, I'm wondering what everyone's HG, stranded on a desert island lipstick would be? As of right now, mine is Chanel's Coco Shine in 54 Boy because it's an easy go-to and also hydrating!   Other favourites include Nars Audacious in Anita, Marc Jacobs' Le Marc Lip Creme in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and MAC's Brave
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BEAUTY BUFF sam1227 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Right now it would have to be Urban Decay Ladyflower Sheer Revolution Lipstick. It's been living in my bag ever since I bought it and I just love how it's a bright but n... 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
sale price doesn't show in cart totals
On your website the Thomas Roth CCcream is on sale for $19 but when I add it to my cart it shows up for $48 .How do I get the sale price?
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BEAUTY WHIZ BlueBrownWit / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Only one shade is on sale for $19. That's the deep shade. All of the other shades are full-price. 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
Can you get a mini makeover and then get another after it?
HALL OF FAMER beachyt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Katie :) I saw your other post about the foundation; I'm guessing what you're looking for is someone who can show you how to do foundation + contouring + blush all at... see post
If you get foundation done in the mini makeover, do they also do contouring and blush?
BEAUTY MASTER stefanieee / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
No, they can only do one for you during each mini makeover session. So you can either do foundation or contouring. see post
Makeup Brush Storage Ideas
  I’ve been wondering how to store my brushes in a convenience way where I could still access them daily and keep them organized and sanitized.   I currently have them in a revolving organizer with separated compartments that sits on top of my vanity. I try to keep them separated by clean/dirty side and then by eye and face but since I’m usually rushing when doing my makeup, I just end up putting things back in the wrong places.   I need ideas because I’m tired of rambling and spinning my organizer a dozen times to find the brush I need. I have been thinking about getting a brush roll or a stand to keep clean brushes then when used/dirty put then elsewhere like a basket for washing.   What do you suggest? Tell me what you do.    How do you store/keep your everyday brushes?   Do you display them in a jar with beads or a jar with a lid?   Or keep them hidden in a drawer that you pull out?   How about keeping them in a brush roll or binder?
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HALL OF FAMER bea0t / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I need to visit Target to check out SK new stuff. Last time I was there, they had lots of SK on clearance. These look so pretty. Actually, heading over online now. :D see post
Surratt. Love? If so, what?
A lot of the Surratt stuff has sold out or is close to selling out.  It's a brand I just don't know and haven't tried.  Anyone have experience with the brand?  Love?  If so, what items and shades do you recommend? Watching it sell out…I'm now wondering what I'm missing!
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BEAUTY SAVANT HoneydewK / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Oh no, it's OOS. I'll get in my hand someday, thanks to you!  see post
What YSL (Fusion Ink Foundation) colour should I choose?
Hi guys,   I am using NARS TM colour Finland (a little too white for me) and wanna switch to YSL Fusion Ink, what colour should I choose? B20 or B30?   Thank you!    
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MySunshine, I recommend the color B20 Ivory in the YSL Fusion Ink Foundation! :) -Laura   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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HALL OF FAMER Tamara76 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You are correct - It does not seem super pigmented, but I actually prefer that in a highlighter - it's subtle. see post
Smashbox halo hydrating perfect powder
I am reordering smashbox halo hydrating perfecting powder. Mine says it is light, but I am not seeing a color choice that matches "light"
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
On the product page, it's the third option over from the left for the full sizes, it'll read Fair, Fair/Light, then Light. see post
How light is the Dr. Jart Black Label Detox BB cream? (and the boscia one too)
I have light-medium warm-neutral skin. They don't carry it in stores, so I can't test it out and I don't know if it's worth ordering as I hate returning things. The colour just seems way too light and cool toned for me (i have warm-neutral undertones). Also curious about the Boscia BB cream, if anyone has an opinion on that.    Some comparison shades for reference:   Estee Lauder Double Wear in 2N1 or 2W1  Smashbox BB Cream in Light Nars All Day Luminous in Santa Fe Color IQ 2Y06/4Y06   Also never tried a MAC foundation, but I like to think that I am NC 25-30 (judging by Youtubers who wear the same foundation as me).
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi louistomlinson! If you're trying to decide between the two, I would go with the Boscia BB Cream. :) The Dr. Jart+ Black Label, I believe, would be a little too cool f... see post
color match
hi everyone. i wanted to purchase the armani luminous silk foundation but not sure on the color to purchase in nars im in the shade punjab, i was thinking of getting shade 5. any recommendations will be nice!
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Bronzer! Anything very similar to Benefit Hoola?
Hi, so...I'm looking for a bronzer for soft look (not for hardcore contouring). I really like the shade of Benefit Hoola, but I just can't accept the packaging. I just can't. Do you guys know any product very very similar to Benefit Hoola yet doesn't come in that box package? I will appreciate your help! You can just give me some names and I will do my part of research!
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HALL OF FAMER MissPain / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Sephora Collection bronzer in Los Cabos is a dupe for Hoola. It was actually the first bronzer I ever owned and I still wear it, I love it for warming up my complexi... see post