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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 njattana / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yeah I agree, though I'm unsure how excited I'd be about a fuchsia lipstick see post
Best Korean BB creams?
What is the best Korean BB cream you have tried? I like how Korean BB cream tend to have a bit more coverage, but find it difficult to find one that's fair and yellow-toned and not too perfume-y. Do you have any recommendations for someone with fair-to-light combination acne-prone skin?   So far I have tried: -Skin 79 (colour works okay for me, heavy fragrance) -Dr Jart black label (shade is too dark, good coverage) -Dr Jart water fuse (feels good on skin but very sheer) -A.C. Care (pink-toned, best coverage out of the ones I've tried) -Hanskin (also pink-toned, oxidizes a lot)
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I am travelling to Shanghai in July!
Hi guys, I am excited about travelling to Shanghai this summer! What are some good Asian skincare and makeup products that I should check out while I'm there? I know a lot of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese brands are available in Shanghai.   It's ironic that I am asking this because I have lived in Shanghai for 15 years. I am Asian but have very little knowledge about Asian beauty products!   For reference, I have NC15 combination acne-prone skin, and like natural-looking makeup.
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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 KateLovesYSL / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I guess we will have to see what the real cream blush ends up looking like! I will skip it too if it does look like Nars Orgasm. 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 GURU AnneMCC / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Yay, gather here, calling all Chanel lovers. I'm probably the worst with Chanel. Due to the 'Tom Ford Updates' thread I have gotten started on TF too, but my heart lies ... 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 MAVEN plurfairy / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I currently own two (with one on the way!) - I am loyal to a fault when it comes to foundation! But maybe seeing this post will inspire to expand my horizons.   NARS ... 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
Trishalynn sent me her info . She's 19 in the box. I didn't hear from redwagon at all. Makeuplovertay please send the box to Trishalyn, Then Trishalyn will send it to GP... see post
I have make up for ever number 123 which color can I purchase if that is not available?
I have the pro-finish make- up for ever #123 I think it's beige.  I went on the website looking for it, but it's not available.  which color is similar to 123?
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Charcoal brow color
I'm forever looking for an ashy (rather than warm) toned brow pencil, such as a charcoal color.  My hair is very dark brown, almost black.   I love the Sephora collection brow pencil in soft charcoal, however, it is tiny (0.003oz) for the price.  It adds up fast when using a brow pencil every day--even if not used excessively.  I prefer pencils that are waterproof, or at least have a waxy consistency with staying power.  Does anyone know of a perfect color?  Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN njayne / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
NYX products can be great and affordable, I'll check that out!  Thanks. see post
Armani Luminous Silk foundation help!
  Hi everyone:   For the last few days I have been trialing Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk and I'm really loving the finish. I usually wear MUFE Face & Body but I find that the Armani is less oily as the day goes by.   The issue I'm having is with the shade... I feel like even with the current shade I'm wearing (#6), it makes me look orange.   Some background: I got a sample of this in 5.5 and wore it for a day but it made my face look really orange compared to my neck. I went into Sephora to get an associate's opinion and she agreed, and told me it was because I'm yellow toned and the 5.5 is too neutral for me, hence making me look orange/pink. She swatched the 6 beside the 5.5 on her hand, and she was right, even though the 2 shades appear to be the same darkness, the 5.5 was much too pink. So I took home a sample of the 6 and couldn't wait to try it. Swatched on the back of my hand and on the inside of my arm, the 6 blends in better than the 5.5 but seems just a touch too yellow/brown, but nothing that is noticeable.   Well, I put it on this morning and at first I thought that the 6 looked a hair too yellow for me. But the tone still seemed right. I was thinking of testing 5.75 because on the Color IQ (which I know isn't very accurate) it is less yellow, but looking at swatches online it looks darker and maybe a bit too pink (just a bit more yellow than 5.5).   But then...after finishing the rest of my make up and looking in the mirror again, my face still looks orange. Under certain lighting, I think my face looks fine. I've asked two people (hubby and a coworker) and they both don't think my face looks orange, but I sit beside a window at work and the natural light really shows how orange my face looks compared to my neck. I think it is an improvement from the 5.5, but it's still not my perfect color. Maybe I'm just TOO yellow?   This is very confusing as according to the color IQ the associate gave me yesterday (again, I know it's not accurate) I am 5y07 (SO YELLOW!) but I like to wear MUFE F&B in 20, or a 50/50 mixture of 20+34 and it seems to blend really well although those shades are 1y07 and 1r09, respectively. Maybe it's because they're so sheer so the undertone isn't as important?   I've included some photos... what are your thoughts? Minor difference that I shouldn't expect to match perfectly with my neck? What shade do you think I could try in LS next, or could it just be that this foundation just oxidizes too much for my skin?   I am wearing moisturizer (with sunscreen), Hourglass veil mineral primer, Armani LS and finished off with Marc Jacobs finishing powder.   Both photos are taken in office/fluorescent lighting, but facing a window with natural lighting (cloudy).     Thanks!!
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BEAUTY PRO k617 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hi everyone!   I just wanted to give you a quick update...   Later that day I decided to go to another Sephora location to get my color IQ done. Also, I wanted to ch... see post
Koh Gen Do color question???
I wear Clinique stay-matte oil-free makeup (08 Golden Neutral) and would like to try the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation but am not sure what color to use. None of the Sephora stores in Hawaii carry the Koh Gen Do brand so I can't test the color on my skin. Any ideas what color I can use?
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JEFFREE STAR - 714 AND QUEEN SUPREME
Who was able to get their orders in? I was up due to insomnia and was able to grab them both. My first jeffree star purchase...only ones that caught my eyes.
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HALL OF FAMER BeautyIsPassion / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks lovely :) see post
Eye shadow palette and other make up recommendations for beginner?
Hi I'm a Korean American with black hair, brown eyes and a light yellow skin tone. I just became interested in learning about make up and wanted to know what are some great eyes shadow palettes to start out with. However, I will purchase the naked basics palette but don't know which full size 12 shade of the naked palettes to get. I want neutral to everyday make up looks. What else do I need to start my very own make up kit? How can I make my face make up last long from having my skin very oily all day? I love having my eos lip balm because it keeps my lips moist but I  wanted to know if I should get a hydrating lip gloss or lip stick? The shade I prefer is a rosy pink. Also, what's the best eye liner ? I do not want to wear false eye lashes ?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi junee15,   AmeliaBry and BlueEyeAli have given you really great suggestions! The products they have recommended are excellent.   As for the Naked palettes, al... see post
Clinique Cheek Pop shades?
I just saw Clinique's new colours for their Cheek Pop and they all look SO gorgeous. But I can't decide on a colour! I have light-medium skin with a neutral-warm undertone. For reference, I am around a 2Y05/2Y06. What colours would look good?    I prefer a warm peachy-rosy blush. Peach, Ginger, Melon, Pink, and Fig Pop all look really nice.
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BEAUTY PRO louistomlinson / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thank you! I will definitely check those out :) see post
Burberry Eyeshadows: What is going on?
Burberry Sheer Eye Shadows are OUT.   Enter Burberry Wet/Dry Silk and Wet/Dry Glow.  Somebody get on these and get all the dirty details, starting with: 1. What the crap is the difference between the new lines? 2. How do the new lines compare to the previous shadows? 3. How do the new versions of the same colors compare to their predecessor? (e.g. No. 22 Pale Barley vs. No. 102 Pale Barley) 4. How do they perform when used wet? (Has anyone tried the original line wet?) 5. Do they perform as well dry as the original line?
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HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The old shades and the new shades are not identical. I have tested out new pale barley and rosewood, both are lighter than sheer eyeshadows. Burberry did remove paraben ... see post
Q. Too Faced Summer Collection
Does anyone know if Sephora will carry Too Faceds summer 2015 collection? If so when? I know the product are available on their website. Thanks
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BEAUTY SAVANT BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. April is almost here and I cant wait to buy the Little Black Book of Bronzers. I wont even wait till the sale to buy it I need it in my life that badly. I just wish I ha... see post
too faced little black book of bronzers?
hi! its my first post on here and not sure how this works. so my question is do you know when or if sephora will carry the too faced spring line which includes this product? i really want to get it but i would much rather wait to buy it off of sephora's websites rather than too faced's
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BEAUTY SAVANT BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I am eagerly awaiting this and hopefully it will be here soon! I am in Canada and have to buy from Sephora. see post
Nyx's New Micro Brow Pencil is supposed to be a serious dupe for Anastasia's Brow Wiz
  It comes in 7 different colors and everyone's been raving about it. The colors are taupe, blonde, auburn, espresso, chocolate, ash brown, and brunette. I personally haven't tried the brow wiz yet. I find it super hard to find a color that matches my brows that looks natural. So far MAC's twist up brow pencil in "fling" has been my holy grail. If I find a color I think I might take the plunge and try it out. What do you guys think of it and has anyone tried it yet?
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BEAUTY MASTER vegchililover78 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I love the top half of you as much as the bottom greenchili! Not only do you have the best smile, but beautiful eyes! see post
Hot, humid weather woes!
I'm planning to travel to somewhere very hot and very humid. I most likely will not be in air conditioning and sweating a lot. I probably will be wiping my face often too. Any tips to prevent melting and to keep my foundation/ concealer on?    Im usually combination skin that doesn't break out unless I'm sweating a lot and I like moderate coverage.   Please help ladies!
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BEAUTY BUFF flyte / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
You're welcome!  I just end up carrying a pack of blotting paper with me everywhere now, and it does help a lot. It also helps just to kind of blot away sweat when it... see post
Free Gift from Sephora and Too Faced!
Earlier this month Sephora reached out to me and told me that I had been selected to receive the new #Tfnofiler Selfie Powders from Too Faced as a gift for my contributions on BeautyTalk. I had every intention of purchasing this palette when it came out so I was super excited by the opportunity to try it for free.   As a Canadian client I know myself and many others often feel overlooked by Sephora so that made being selected mean a little bit more to me.   I received the palette in the mail yesterday (all of the snow we've had in my area recently delayed mail by a week). After I have a chance to play with it and test it out a bit more I'll leave swatches and a review here  
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BEAUTY PRO spadersgirl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Grats! It looks beautiful! see post
Conceal and Highlight
What is the best product to use that both conceals and highlights?
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BEAUTY SAVANT BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I agree with laurabt, if you are looking for a concealer and highlighter in one you can get that by just buying yor favorite concealer a shade lighter than your skin to ... see post
Do you start with your eye makeup or your face makeup?
I always start with my eyes so that if I mess up, I can wipe it off without having to disrupt my face makeup, and also so that my moisturizer has time to sink in. I do find that starting with the eyes can leave some skin near my eyes that doesn't have foundation on it because I don't want to get too close to my eyeliner, eyeshadow, etc.   I'm interested to know, do you start with your eyes or your face?
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BEAUTY SAVANT BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I always do my eyes first, I am way to messy to risk ruining my face with eyeshadow/mascara/whatever is on my eyes! see post
Defected Nars Blush?
I don't know if it's just me, but my Nars Orgasm Blush has absolutely NO pigmentation. This is my first blush so when I bought it, I just assumed that blushes were supposed to be really light. A few months later, I realized my brush sucked so I blamed that and bought a new one. It made it better, but I still have to swirl it many times to get it to be even SLIGHTLY visible on my face and even then it fades about halfway through the day since there's hardly anything in the first place.    This is the only blush I own (I'm a blush newbie, as you can tell) so again, I thought it was supposed to be like that. But then I went in store and swatched the Clinique Cheek Pop and Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush and now I am seriously questioning the quality of my Nars blush. Is it just me? Is mine defected? Because by looking at the quality of it, I can't possibly understand how it could have any good reviews.    I feel like I should return it now, but I bought it around November so it's been awhile and it definitely looks used so I don't know if it's okay for me to return. But it sucks because it's SO expensive and it's so difficult to get any colour to show up on my face.   Here's a picture for reference. I swiped it at least 5 times on this swatch and as you can see it just looks like a sparkly rash. Ugh. (And I know the background looks dark, but it was fairly bright when I took it and it looks the same IRL)    
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BEAUTY BUFF AmeliaBry / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Wow that's disappointing :(. I have the Orgasm  blush but in the Multiples which is a cream stick.  Maybe give that a try if you would like to try a cream out.  It is ve... see post
Help me find a blush dupe
Does know a dupe for Mai Couture Blush Paper in Sicily?     I received these as a sample (I dont know where - I organized my sample stash last night). and I love the color, but I dont see myself being a regular user of blush paper.  I think I would rather have a standard powder blush.   Any suggestions?
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ap142193,   I'm having a hard time finding a good swatch of that shade online! It looks like it's a pretty pink with shimmer. I recommend the Laura Mercier Shimme... see post
Convertible Color
I used Gerbera 14 Convertible color and I don't see that color anymore.  Which is the closest?
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BEAUTY WHIZ studz / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yes! The two colors are very similar!! Lilium would by far be the closest to Gerbera.   I'm sad that Sephora got rid of a lot of their shades. I do have the Convertibl... see post
Makeup in Zurich, Switzerland
Hey ladies!    Hubby is going to Zurich, Switzerland at the end of April. Anyone known of any good cosmetic stores or boutiques in Zurich? I'm hoping he can pick me up stomething good!  
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HALL OF FAMER TKLJ / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
YouTuber Julia Graf is based in Switzerland. I can't recall specific Swiss brands she's mentioned, but I feel like she's featured some interesting German ones she's foun... see post
Estee Lauder Heat Wave is coming back!
To all of you ladies who wanted Heat Wave, missed it and don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it, it will be rereleasing in Estee Lauder's Summer 2015 collection!!! I'll update this thread with the release date of the collection as soon as it is available.   EDIT:  Heat Wave will be releasing in March with new circular packaging and the amount of actual product has been reduced. I personally dislike that they reduced the size and changed the packaging. The old packaging is very luxurious and classic Estée Lauder. The new packaging, frankly, looks cheap
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IT GIRL wowohwow / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I caved and bought MUFE pro sculpting duo #2! But while I was in store today, I found that Anastasia 10k is really quite similar in color. Not in potency (10k is a littl... see post
Q. How often do you return items to Sephora?
I know Sephora offers a wonderful exchange/return policy... but I feel bad returning my items.  I feel like I return my items about 50% of the time because honestly, after the first use I can tell I already don't like it.  I don't want to get on their list (of bad customers) for returning too many items, I'm honestly not trying to rip them off. 
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BEAUTY GURU knanook / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. At the end of the day, their return policy is actually a marketing policy. The SAs tell you "if you don't like it, just return it," so we take the products home. We like... see post
Sound off: which blush should I get for my skintone?
  My skin is very, very fair. I always use the lightest shade for any BB cream, foundation, powder, etc. It's pretty cool, with pinky undertones. I have light blue eyes and short brown hair. I'm looking to invest in my first 'expensive' blush purchase, just to see what the fuss is about.    I'm torn between these two blushes, mainly because of the hype and the packaging So, based on the info I've given you, any suggestions about whether to choose Hervana or Dollface Amazonian clay?
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HALL OF FAMER lnum / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No problem, good luck gorgeous! see post
Q. Makeover Essentials Cosmetics Makeup Line
I was at work today and a lady came in selling make up sets at reduced prices or she claims. The sales lady said that this product is sold at SEPHORA so I went to the store and asked an employee and was told that they have never heard of this make-up line. She said it was going to hit Macy's, Dillards, and Ulta next week. She was selling items priced at $39.99, the "eyes have it" shadow kit, priced at $25.99, and the "shimmer bronzer brush", priced at $29.99, for $20 dollars and so I bought one but now I am skeptical about it. They lead me to believe that it's a mineral based makeup like Bare Minerals. The colors are very pigmented. Has anyone else bought this stuff?
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Jenn612 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I got a personalized custom compact with 5 lip gloss, 5 eye shadows and 4 blushes( compact is a 2-in-1. A smaller compact with in the larger. You can put 3 colors in the... see post