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Natural highlighter reccomendations?
Hello! I'm looking for an everyday highlighter that looks natural and also doesn't highlight pores. I'm quite fair, with slight warm undertones, dark blonde hair and blue eyes. Some highlighters I was looking at were the Kevin Aucoin Candlelight, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, and the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector (I think the name is something close to that?$. Which of these do you prefer/think would work best with my colouring? Or is there any other favourites you would reccomend?
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BEAUTY MAVEN taylorlv / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you! Is there any in particular that you would recommend above the others? see post
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation?
Has anyone tried or recommend the new Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation? I saw lots of great reviews about it. I wear the shade Mont Blanc in the Nars Sheer-Glow foundation, would color 2 match me in this new foundation? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN brisadomar / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
This foundation has a very weird shade nomination. For exemple the shade 2.75 is lighter than the shade 2. Normally the shades ending in .75 have a pink undertone, but i... see post
What make up do I need?
I like the simple, natural look. What make up do I need ASAP? 
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BEAUTY BOSS ap142193 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
powder and a colored lip balm or sheer lipstick.  You can add a lash tint or lengthening/darkening mascara if your lashes are lighter colored and you want them to show u... 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 greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
All depends on the color, but I'm absolutely sold on the formula. I'll definitely be sharking this thing, no matter what, though. see post
What beauty products to buy in Paris??
I'm going to Paris next week, and I want to stock up on beauty products! I heard French drugstores have great stuff (Bioderma!) but I don't know much about anything else. I'm definitely going to visit the Sephora there though  
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BEAUTY GURU jessyiniowa / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Slight hijack - I'll have a 5 hour layover in Charles de Gaulle later this summer - not enough time to see any of the city but plenty of time to shop! Any airport sugges... see post
Bite Lip Lab Limiteds: What colors are you hoping for?
Hi you Bite fanatics! So we already have a discussion on the released colors here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Bite-Lip-La b-Sephora-color-of-the-month/td-p/1847087 but I wanted us to have a place to discuss what colors we were hoping would be released. For instance, what color would put you over the edge to make a purchase? For me, I would really love to see a sheer black.... or something similar to Givenchy Liv's Lips, or Lipstick Queen's Hello Sailor. I think that would be pretty amazing!! Especially if it's a Bite formula. Basically, I won't buy colors that are very common or easily dupe-able. Also, as a sidenote, it'd be really cool if people who went to the Bite Lip Lab could somehow figure out what the color formula is for the limited releases... It would look something like this, I guess: Formula: Creme Deluxe Scent: ? Flavor:? Colors: 2/3 Scarlet, 1/3 Tannin (just an example)
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HALL OF FAMER greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Did I just receive a USED product from Sephora?!
  omg..so I just received and opened my package ..and im mortified by what I see.. I got the urban decay smoked palette and it looks used or swatched..notice Kinky the lightest color has bristle strokes across..then evidence, loaded and asphalt all look like they have finger swatches..how can this be? Lol was someone doing their makeup at the warehouse or what..        
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BEAUTY GURU dyslexia / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Aha!  Good to know. Got the Ammo palette recently and it had similar marks.  see post
Glamglow Thirstymud-who wants it?
I know some people either love this or really dislike it.  I'm in the in-between crowd where it doesn't irritate my skin but it doesn't really do much for it either.  Anyways, i will be giving away a brand new jar of the mask.  Sticking with the favorites theme, it will go to the person who can guess my favorite actor.  Only for people living in the US.  hint: its not a TV star.  
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BEAUTY GURU 4Ali4 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Nice! Awesome choice, I picked him since he is one of my fave actors as well. PMing you now. =) Thanks for hosting this! see post
Looking for a powder simular to Mac
Looking for a powder like Mac Mineralize skin finish natural, something that will not turn me orange  
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alyciasephora / NEWCOMER / replied
I found that the Laura Mercier Foundation Powder was almost exactly like the MAC one when I used it with a fluffy kabuki brush.  see post
Q. Nars Animal Testing?
I've heard that Nars does animal testing is this true?
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Here's a link to a post that discusses which companies do or do not test on animals. You can always check on PETA's website for the latest in animal testing.   Link:ht... see post
What's your daily makeup routine?
Your everyday makeup  
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A Good Undereye Setting Powder Rec?
Hello everyone! Hope everyone's having a gorgeous day!   I need some good recommendations for an undereye setting powder and maybe a new concealer recommendation while I'm at it. My major concern is having the concealer look natural and having it not settle into fine lines. Here's some info about me:   -I'm a 2y09 with the IQ system here (so I'm kind of a coppery/tanned tone irl) -I have dry/normal skin with no blemishes anywhere besides the eye -Genetic dark circles that are a ***** to cover -I have seasonal allergies (Spring/Fall mostly) -Right now I use MUFE HD Concealer in 12 -I use LM Tinted Moisturizer in Tawny   I heard a lot of people recommend the Anastasia contour palette but I don't want to buy a whole palette if I'm going to use one color, you know? But I also have to do what I have to do so if it's highly recommended I'll bite the bullet.   Thank you for your help!
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BEAUTY MAVEN BlueBrownWit / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
My eyes are strange. For the past week, I haven't worn anything under them because they're so watery on their own but a while before that, I put the MUFE concealer on an... see post
Looking for perfect lip color!!
I am a 69 year old senior and always on the lookout for the perfect lip color.  I have blonde hair, olive complexion and brown eyes.  My lips are not big, so i like to over-paint them.  Please tell me if you have suggestions.  i am not afraid of color.  i normally wear a tinted moisturizer, mascara, blush, and undereye concealer.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi kathleen45,   Any shades or finishes you are interested in particular or are you just curious about finding some new shades? If you have smaller lips I'd suggest ... 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 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 (Asian skincare) 15. Makeuplovertay (living proof and drybar hair products, as well as any kind of samples!) 16. Redwagon44 17. Dolceloure 18. Trishalyn 19. StephaniLynn        
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BEAUTY BOSS roseps135 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Ok, I'll put them in :)  It's a bar soap for body/hands.  I only have one Kiko pencil, so you'll have to battle it out with dolceloure ;)  I will say that it is better f... see post
NARS SPRING 2015: A STUDY IN NUDES
you guys know i love my NARS. and i am SUPER EXCITED about this release. as they put it: "a study in nudes for eyes, lips and cheeks--daring, baring, anything but neutral". it's all very chic.   it's live on NARS website and their boutiques, but i have  no information on when this will be released elsewhere. if anyone knows, please chime in !   (they've also launched a new foundation, thread on it can be found here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Face/Nars-All-Day- Luminous-Weightless-Foundation/td-p/1858795 )   i'm particularly intrigued by the "reckless" blush. i know it'll be mine. but this looks made for  very  pale skin. i guess this should be called "a study in nudes for very white girls" which is a more than fair criticism and worthy of discussion.   regardless, here are some releases for spring 2015:   lips : a sheer lipstick, liguria (i'm kind of new to the sheer lipstick world and very much wonder how a "nude" lipstick can differ much. i suppose this one looks warmer / oranger than, say pago pago). it's described as a nude caramel. this one is LE. and two lipglosses which are a seashell pink and a sheer silvery highlight color.  Guyane: and Vent Salé (LE)   cheeks blush in reckless. (want. want want want). described as "sheer pink shimmer" i think this is the pinker answer to the apricot Luster.   eyes there is a eye paint in porto venere (a pale pink), a single in valhalla (shimmer shadow in pinky peach) and a duo in st paul de vence (shimmery nectarines; this one is LE).   here is queen tilda in the collection.
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
mocha, i envy you, with my yellow undertone this lipstick would look odd on me but it just blends seamlessly with you, it looks great.  see post
What is your favorite mascara and why?
So i just purchased Better than sex mascara yesterday , and i Got YSL shocking mascara today , i like both of them but i dont need both of them , i dont know which one to keep now , what do you think? And whats your favorite mascara and why?
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
From newest:   I recently bought this mascara because I liked the claims it came with, now.. most mascaras titles like this are usually a let down but I can honestly s... see post
ISO brown bloggers/vloggers
I am a woman of color...black woman.  I love looking at makeup videos/blogs for new makeup ideas.   I currently follow a few ladies on the interwebs, but I'm always on the hunt for WOC (any women of color they don't have to be black/AA) offerings.   I'm looking for makeup bloggers/vloggers not ladies who are trying to sell me hair/clothes/lifestyle etc.  I don't mind if they offer those things as well but I'm looking for makeup as the main offering.   I know we can't post links, but if you can just add names, we can google the rest.   I watch brown girls, but I'd love to add some brown guys to the list.     I currently watch: Toni Daley QueenMicka28 Ckey TifJef069 KokoFemme ScandalousBeauty MoTheFace PlatinumD TheyCallMe_Mo Queenii Rosenblad Makeup Game On Point Destiny Godley MissBeautyBunni TheFancyFaced ColouredBeautiful TotalMakeupJunkie101 ThomasAdrianna Neek
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HALL OF FAMER newandaddicted / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't know how I missed Missy Lynn.  Complete brain fart.  AND she just came out with a palette with BH cosmetics.    Go check her out.   If you're able please buy... see post
Red Carpet beautyblender!!
  I haven't seen anything on the Sephora website, but I've seen a few of these in some stores, so I just want everyone to see.  I picked one up because I love the color red!  Plus side, it feels exactly the same as the pink one!  I haven't tried it yet but I will tomorrow *here's hoping it applies the same*
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HALL OF FAMER newandaddicted / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wonder if they are going to do a "color of the year" for BB  LOL.  I did buy the purple one and it never bled dye.  I wonder why this one bleeds so much? see post
what is a good dupe for mac's deep truth eyeshadow?
 I was wondering  any dupes? would make up forever Sapphire be close? Thanks Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
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GUCCI BEUATY IS HERE!!!
After two years of rumors, Gucci finally released some promos of their makeup line that is set to launch this September. The quad is going to be 65 and the base makeup is going to be between 49 and 69. I LOVE the packaging (as I knew I would) and cant wait to try the line. Needless to say - I WANT ALL OF IT.
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HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is beautiful on you! I'm truly enjoying this line; I've yet to see a dud. The Spring LE is coming out next week too.  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 meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like the Gucci shadows a lot... see post
Skincare and makeup giveaway:
Depending where you are, not many have come across this.  I will be announcing the winner on Friday and I'll be shipping it out on the next Friday, the 27th.  This will be a brand new product, so don't worry about it being used.     The product is:     And here is what has to be said about it. With Aloe, Herbs, Minerals & Hyaluronic Acid Refresh Skin & Set Makeup Spray Away Presperation Moisturize Skin & Hair in Dry Weather Use as a Sensative-Skin Tonic Natural extract of roses makes this Facial Spray very refreshing and stimulating. Helps moisturizers and night creams have better effects in making skin look better with makeup or "setting" makeup; you'll find dozens of other uses. For male and female athletes, this mist is a great refresher and cleansing aid. Also note, it is 8 0Z. This is one of my favorite products and I love the rosy scent.    This is only for people living in the US.  The question is:   What is my favorite Quentin Tarantino movie, and favorite character?   First one to guess it wins. Yes, it could possibly be a little impossible, but it's all in good fun, and you get a free new product if you win! Here's a hint: The character is not going to be someone who came out for only 10 seconds of the movie. So you don't have to worry about that. The character is a main actor/actress.    You will also be getting my favorite powder and some matching blotting paper:     You can only guess one movie and the corresponding character. If no one can guess, I will make an announcement to guess again, if no one has checked up yet, I will just choose whoever got part of the question right. If you need any clarification, don't be afraid to ask me in this thread or even PM me, which would be best. Good luck, guys.    To clarify, whoever guesses the right answer first wins, but won't be announced til Friday.            Let us begin.   
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kernie / NEWCOMER / replied
Pulp Fiction - Q. Tarantino makes a brief appearance. see post
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade - which shade?
I already own the anastasia brow wiz in dark brown, and I'm wondering what shade to order for the pomade?
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HALL OF FAMER misscg / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Dark brown or chocolate. In my opinion dark brown in the pomade is a tad too dark and the chocolate is just right and a little warmer. If you google it or look on YouTub... see post
Nars Audacious Lipstick up on Sephora
29 colors…all in stock….
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ingrid shall be mine. I've decided.  see post
ColourPop Blushes...they're coming!
Saw on IG colourpop is coming out with a new line of blushes in a couple of weeks.  They are twice the amount of the shadows so the price has increased (bummer).   I guess we'll see them popping up with IGers in a few days.  They don't seem to have a large presence on YT, unless I'm missing something.  The vloggers I follow very rarely state they had products sent to them.  Maybe I'm just not in the know.   I really wish they would do a liquid matte lippie!   I can't wait!  I love a good blush!
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wore Pegacorn today and this is a good one!  I think that the brighter colors tend to work best with my skin tone.  see post
Best foundation for me?
Hi everyone, so I was wondering if someone could help me find the best foundation for me. I have very dry skin yet its also very oily. I also have acne and lots of acne scaring. When I wear a foundation or BB cream my skin always ends up peeling underneath of the foundation no matter how much moisturizer I use. I also want it to cover up my scars and blemishes but not be too thick. I really want to find a foundation that will cover everything I want it to, not crack up, wear all day, and not look caked. Thanks!
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lucyjucy, Sounds like a tough situation! I recommend exfoliating 1-2 times per week to get rid of the peeling skin, and following with an oil free moisturizer. You ... see post
Beauty Blender Bleeding Pink Dye?!
I just got a beauty blender since some of you have recommended it. And I want to thank all of you that have because I am so loving it for foundation!!!   Any who, I washed it for the first time today using baby shampoo (Thats what I normally use for my makeup tools) and i noticed pink dye started running out of the beauty blender.. Is this normal?
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HALL OF FAMER Masaya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Goodbye Cruel World: The Discontinued Thread
WHAT? WHY? WHYYYYYYYYYYY?   The five stages of grief for a discontinued product:   1. Denial: "What? Maybe they just moved it off the display to make room for the new items. Can you search the back again?"   2. Anger: "WHY the heck would they do this? This is .... this will not stand! I'm .... AHHHH!"   3. Bargaining: "Can you just check the stock to see if you have any left? Ebay, yeah, I'll try that!!!! If you bring it back, I promise to repurchase regularly!"   4. Depression: "I really wanted that. Now it's gone. It's gone and it's too late. I ... what's the point of even going to Sephora now?"   5. Acceptance: "Ok, Google, give me a dupe for my discontinued holy grail."     We all have this happen to us- whether it be the discontinuation of our absolute favorite product, or the cessation of selling a product you were always planning on buying but never got a chance too...   Here is where we can support each other after the products we want are discontinued.    
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HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with this 100%. benefit used to have some good quality products, but they just discontinue so many products in favor of more gimmicky ones that are over-priced. ... see post
Benefit Rollerlash Before & After
I started playing with yesterday's haul and had to stop and take pictures of this. I like to call this photo series:   Benefit Rollerlash: The Hype Is Real!   I had eyeshadow on one eye and after one coat of mascara I took it off, because you guys had to see this! (That's why my eye is a little red. Also, I have a cold and am wearing no other make-up, so I look a little scary!)   These are all: Nothing on my right eye (screen left), Rollerlash on the left eye, no primer, no lash curler. Note, I have hard to curl lashes, so this is a greater feat than I can even explain.   1 coat, top only:   2 coats, top only:     (Still 2 coats, top, but closer up - see the curl???)   2 coats top, 1 coat bottom:   It's only been half an hour, but the curl hasn't dropped at all. I'm snowed in and not going anywhere so I'm going to leave it as is, and I'll update at the end of the day and let you know if it lasts.   So far I'm impressed!  
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HALL OF FAMER Nicrohr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I also tried Rollerlash, and I like it.  It's hard to take off with oil or face wash though, I wonder what the secret is?  For me it's a pretty nice mascara but it looks... see post
BOBBI BROWN HOT NUDES COLLECTION
*****UPDATED***** FEB 12/2015 Bobbi Browns new HOT NUDES COLLECTION. Firstly i would like to start off by saying thank you to Sephora for sending me this collection as gratis. I am extremely greatful to them and Bobbi Brown.  I just received these in the mail and i couldnt wait to share with my fellow BT'ers.... Ill post pictures and swatches for now, but i want to use the items before giving you guys my true thoughts and opinions. So keep looking out for new posts! I can say right away that the shadows and blushes swatch beautifully and the art sticks are insanely highly pigmented. The packaging is stunning as with all other Bobbi Brown products, but i will say they are smaller than expected. I was given: Hot Nudes Eye Palette Cheek Palette in PINK 3 Art Sticks in - Hot Pink, Hot Berry, Hot Orange I also purchased the Calypso Cheek palette when i found out i was being sent these...it should be here in a few days. I will also post pictures of this.. Enjoy the pictures guys. Its a Gorgeous collection...again im so excited and greatful for this. ART STICKS Left to Right: Hot Pink, Hot Orange, Hot Berry    Cheek Palette: PINK Left to Right: Pale Pink Blush, Pink Highlight, Powder Pink Blush   Cheek Palette: CALYPSO (PURCHASED MYSELF) Left to Right: Pretty Coral, Calypso, Coral Sugar   Hot Nudes Eye Palette Left to Right: Ivory, Smoke, Peach Sugar, Cement, Nude Petal, Bronzed Beige, Nude Glow, Blackest Brown  
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BEAUTY BOSS shimmerbait / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
If anyone (me) is looking for the Calypso blush, it's available for pre-order on Saks website. see post