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Weekly Color Challenge! Come Join!
  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 7 Aug 30- sept 5: PLUM                        
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Hey there, plum twinsie!  Lookin' good ;) see post
Kat Von D is launching on QVC on 9/21/15
I received an email from QVC the other day that said Kat Von D makeup will be launching on their network on September 21, 2015. It will be an hour show from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST (3:00 pm PST, 4:00 pm MST, and 6:00 pm EST).     For those of you who have never shopped with QVC before, they often offer exclusive products in each beauty line they offer.  I buy Tarte products from both Sephora and QVC, and QVC: (a) offers exclusive Tarte products available nowhere else, including holiday kits and palettes (there is a QVC exclusive Tarte eyeshadow palette with brush available on QVC's website now) (b) often packages products to provide a better value (i.e. will include a brush with foundation and palettes, will sell a set of three lipsticks for the price of two, and will offer super sizes of popular products for the price of a regular size), and (c) launches beauty products and maintains exclusivity rights for a period of time (such as Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea Water foundation coming out this month).   I know at this point it sounds like I work for QVC, but I promise I do not, I'm just excited about the potential of obtaining exclusive Kat Von D products, having her products packaged to offer a better value, and seeing Kat present her products and any tips or hints she might provide.   I would be remiss if I did not mention the drawbacks of shopping at QVC - shipping is expensive ($3.00 for each product, not each order) and it seems slow.  Sephora has me spoiled with free 2 day shipping, and that is why I will continue to split my beauty purchases between Sephora and QVC.  :-)
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One more thing to mention. QVC recently changed their shipping prices and practices. $3.00 for shipping is a STEAL compared to what it used to be. They allow returns up ... see post
Q. What do you guys thing about the app MUABS to sell my gently used makeup?
Hey guys, have any of you beauties use the app MUABS for selling your gently used or unloved makeup? Is it a safe app to sell my makeup?
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A. I wouldnt recommend them at all! The support is next to non existent and money doesnt get credited from their account to yours since the last few days. Brittany (the per... see post
MAC Love and Releases Thread!
Since MAC has so many releases coming I thought we could share this info here and our love for the brand   AUGUST 2015   MAC Haute DogsCollection ON LINE NOW! Stores Thursday August 20th   MAC X Brooke Candy - ONLINE ONLY AUGUST 27 2015 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Mind Control - Bright cherry red (Amplified) Which Witch - Deep plum (Amplified) - posted below Liquid Eye liner – Intense balck Mind Control - Bright cherry red (Amplified)Which Witch - Deep plum (Amplified) - posted belowLiquid Eye liner – Intense balck   MAC VamplifyCollection - Online August 26th (North America); in-stores September 3rd (North America)   Spoiler (Highlight to read)     SEPTEMBER 2015   MAC StudioWaterweight Foundation SPF 30 Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Viva Glam Miley Sept 8 Spoiler (Highlight to read)   OCTOBER 2015   MAC M.A.Cnificent me! Collection - Oct. 1st Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Part 1/3 LIPSTCIKS $16.50 / $20 Fashion Revival - Deep Raspberry (Matte, repromoted LE) My Inner Femme - Intense orangey red (amplified Creme, New LE) Self Aware - Coffee nude (Amplified Creme, New LE) Diva Antics - Intense reddish burgundy (Amplified Creme, New LE) Deep Love - Deep brown wine (Matte, repromoted LE)   LIP PENCIL$16 / $19 Cherry Me On - Bright Intense orange (Matte, New LE) Well Behaved - Intense red orange (Matte, New LE) Everyone's Darling - Deep red burgundy (Matte, New LE) Cork - Muted golden brown (Satin, Repromote) OPULASH $17 / $20 Repromote Optimum Black - Intense black Penultimate   EYELINER $20 / $24 Rapidblack - True Black (New, LE) BLUSH $22 / $26 Devil - Bright coral orange (Matte, Repromote) Burnt Pepper - Warm rich terracotta (Matte, Reoromote) A Little Lusty - Intense red berry (Satin, New LE)     Part 2/3 MATTENE (New, LE) $19 / $22 Power My Spirit - Deep black plum Own the Look - Deep intense purple Strutting Fabulous - Bright lavender Personal Pick - Mid-tone cool rose PRO LONGWEAR PAINT POT $22 / $26 Stroke My Ego - Pink silver shimmer (New,LE) Imaginary - Deep blue plum shimmer (Repromote, LE) Frozen Violet - Muted purple shimmer (Repromote) Stormy Pink - Muted grey purple (Repromote) Nice Composure - Mid-tone cool grey (New,LE) Kohl Power Eye Pencil $16 / $19 Feline - Rich black (Repromote) Haute & Naughty Too Black lash- Black (Repromote) $22 / $26 STUDIO NAIL LAQUER $12 / $14 Blog This - Deep purple plum (Cream, LE) Simply Swinging - Grey Lilac (Cream, LE) 215 Brush - Medium shader brush (natural fibers, Repromote) $25 / $30     Part 3/3 PATENTPOLISH LIP PENCIL $20 US / $24 Pleasure's All Mine - Pale warm nude (New, LE) Look Lively - Light cream pink (New, Permanent) It's Really Me - Warm nude (New, Permanent) Make Me Proud - Mid-tone Pink (New, Permanent) My Flip Side - Mid-tone Creamy brown (New,permanent) M•A•Cnificent Me! EYES X 9 $40 / $48 LE Cool Complement - Cool medium brown (Matte) Frankly Frosty - Light grey taupe (Matte) MACnificent Me! - Pink white frost (Frost) Fabulous DNA - Light Pink Shimmer (Frost) In My Element - Cool silver Pearlized pigments (Lustre) Pleasing to the Eye - Mid-tone Rose (Matte) Sable - Gold-plum with bronze Pearlized pigments (Velvet, Repromote) Quiet Type - Medium bronze shimmer (Frost) Dance In the Dark - Deep cool brown (Velvet) MASCARA - In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash (Repromote) $22 / $26 SCULPT AND SHAPE POWDER $26 / $31 Accentuate/Sculpt - Pale blushed beige / Soft taupe brown (Repromote, LE) Lightsweep/Shadester - Warm Beige with fine Pearlized pigments / Mid-tone leathery brown (Repromote, LE)   BRUSH- Natural Fibers (Repromote) 168 - Large angled contour brush $35 / $42 239 - Eye shader brush $25 / $30  Part 1/3LIPSTCIKS $16.50 / $20Fashion Revival - Deep Raspberry (Matte, repromoted LE)My Inner Femme - Intense orangey red (amplified Creme, New LE)Self Aware - Coffee nude (Amplified Creme, New LE)Diva Antics - Intense reddish burgundy (Amplified Creme, New LE)Deep Love - Deep brown wine (Matte, repromoted LE) LIP PENCIL$16 / $19Cherry Me On - Bright Intense orange (Matte, New LE)Well Behaved - Intense red orange (Matte, New LE)Everyone's Darling - Deep red burgundy (Matte, New LE)Cork - Muted golden brown (Satin, Repromote)OPULASH $17 / $20 RepromoteOptimum Black - Intense blackPenultimate EYELINER $20 / $24Rapidblack - True Black (New, LE)BLUSH $22 / $26Devil - Bright coral orange (Matte, Repromote)Burnt Pepper - Warm rich terracotta (Matte, Reoromote)A Little Lusty - Intense red berry (Satin, New LE)  Part 2/3MATTENE (New, LE) $19 / $22Power My Spirit - Deep black plumOwn the Look - Deep intense purple Strutting Fabulous - Bright lavender Personal Pick - Mid-tone cool rose PRO LONGWEAR PAINT POT $22 / $26Stroke My Ego - Pink silver shimmer (New,LE)Imaginary - Deep blue plum shimmer (Repromote, LE)Frozen Violet - Muted purple shimmer (Repromote)Stormy Pink - Muted grey purple (Repromote) Nice Composure - Mid-tone cool grey (New,LE)Kohl Power Eye Pencil $16 / $19 Feline - Rich black (Repromote)Haute & Naughty Too Black lash- Black (Repromote) $22 / $26STUDIO NAIL LAQUER $12 / $14 Blog This - Deep purple plum (Cream, LE)Simply Swinging - Grey Lilac (Cream, LE) 215 Brush - Medium shader brush (natural fibers, Repromote) $25 / $30  Part 3/3PATENTPOLISH LIP PENCIL $20 US / $24Pleasure's All Mine - Pale warm nude (New, LE) Look Lively - Light cream pink (New, Permanent)It's Really Me - Warm nude (New, Permanent)Make Me Proud - Mid-tone Pink (New, Permanent)My Flip Side - Mid-tone Creamy brown (New,permanent) M•A•Cnificent Me! EYES X 9 $40 / $48 LECool Complement - Cool medium brown (Matte) Frankly Frosty - Light grey taupe (Matte)MACnificent Me! - Pink white frost (Frost)Fabulous DNA - Light Pink Shimmer (Frost)In My Element - Cool silver Pearlized pigments (Lustre) Pleasing to the Eye - Mid-tone Rose (Matte)Sable - Gold-plum with bronze Pearlized pigments (Velvet, Repromote) Quiet Type - Medium bronze shimmer (Frost) Dance In the Dark - Deep cool brown (Velvet) MASCARA - In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash (Repromote) $22 / $26 SCULPT AND SHAPE POWDER $26 / $31Accentuate/Sculpt - Pale blushed beige / Soft taupe brown (Repromote, LE) Lightsweep/Shadester - Warm Beige with fine Pearlized pigments / Mid-tone leathery brown (Repromote, LE)  BRUSH- Natural Fibers (Repromote)168 - Large angled contour brush $35 / $42 239 - Eye shader brush $25 / $30 MAC X Guo Pei Collection - Oct 1st (date subject to change) Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Enchanted Eve collection for the holidays (date TBA) **Purple packaging lipstick and WOG in this collection** Spoiler (Highlight to read)   NOVEMBER 2015   DECEMBER 2015   MAC X Ellie Goulding   2016 MAC Selena MAC x Brooke Candy (2016 bigger collection 12-14 items)   Upcoming no dates: MAC liquid lipsticks MAC x Dita Von Teese    
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So is Guo Pei supposed to release Oct. 1? Is there any new info on that collection? see post
Burberry Beauty Updates
In the vein of the recent Tom Ford Updates and Chanel Updates threads, I thought I would start one for Burberry! I think they have had a ton of great releases recently (new eye shadow formula, kisses lippies). Burberry is one of the most consistently good designer lines in my opinion.   Some great shots of the new collection are on the Fall 2015 Collections thread and I was surprised to see that the new Lip & Cheek Bloom is actually already available at Nordstrom! this fall collection posted on ModelRecommends looks pretty amazing too. that palette!   what items have you liked recently from Burberry? Anything you are waiting for or have your eye on?
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I used my $50 epic rewards credit on Nude and a cream shadow in Dusky Mauve.   I don't have a ton of direct experience with cream shadows, and while I can't speak for ... 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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Moodlight is super subtle and hard to capture for sure (I ended up posting a review on my blog, and even with my nice DSLR its hard to see)!   Still - you look beautif... see post
TSB Best Practices for the BT Community
Hello All, Greenporchlights, KBMatthews, Zpsid91 and I are sponsoring this Best Practices thread to help TSB participants and coordinators have a smooth and fun experience. Below are the best practices we’ve come up with for the entire community. TSB Coordinators can choose to use all or some of this as they are starting their TSB’s.   What is a TSB: TSB stands for Traveling Sephora Box. It is a trade box amongst a group of community members who are trading items (New and/or used) with each other. The box is started by a TSB Coordinator and then moves on to specified people in the group by mail. At the end the box is returned to the box coordinator for them to decide how the items will be allocated. Options have been to donate to charities, or roll the box into additional rounds.   TSB Eligibility Requirements- Who can Join : Strongly Advised: Must be 18 or older to participate VIB or Rouge Status (recommendation) Must have 500 Hearts (recommendation: 750+ hearts) This is up to the discretion of the TSB Coordinator. While we recommend 500 hearts, you can go lower if you doing a Drugstore box. Active member of the community for at least 3 months (recommendation) Definition of active: Participates in threads regularly. (ie: at least one time a week) Ability to pay between $17- $28 for shipping fees (US and CDN) Must have access to a camera and device to upload pictures to post pictures of trades Reference from another successful TSB Coordinator and/or members Provide the TSB Coordinator reference, or the thread that shows your positive participation in a TSB within the last 6- 12 months (recommendation 6-12 months) Must provide your contact information (recommended e-mail, mailing address, phone number) to the TSB Coordinator Optional: Location Specific: Open to US Only Open to Canada Only Open to both US and Canada Box deposit – The Box coordinator can require a box deposit for participation in the box. This can alleviate the concern of boxes ending up missing The deposit can be only required for participants who have not met the outlined Eligibility requirements. The deposit can be anywhere from between $50-$200. The deposit should be help in the PayPal account of the Box Coordinator, or another trusted member of the box. It should be paid before the participants turn, and promptly returned as soon as the box is with the next participant. General TSB Guidelines Trade items that are equal in value and brand quality or better. For example, Dior for Guerlain would be a good trade, as would Too Faced for Tarte. Do not trade Dior for Tarte. Do not take more than you put in. Please ensure your trade is adding value to the box. Trade full sized items for full sized items. If a full size item you’d like to add is over 8oz or is bulky, share it with the group prior to your trades to gauge interest. If someone is interested in this item, it may be included. Consider keeping the box balanced. If there are a lot of skincare items, add items from a different category if you’re able to. Do not take all of one category from the box. For example, do not take all the palettes or masks. If you’re not sure if an item is appropriate, post the item and ask the group. Do not include duplicate items unless there is specific interest.   Trading Cost Guidelines Full sized: Items should be valued at their full retail value. Even if items were on sale at one point, or were purchased for more than retail, they should be valued at the regular full price. Exceptions may be made if an item is easily available to everyone and is on sale/clearance. This is at the discretion of the box coordinator.   New/lightly swatched = no price change Used 1-2x = take 10% off value Used 3-4x = take 20% off value Anything more than 4x = please use your best judgement and wait for input   Deluxe samples : Calculate based off largest size available of said product. For example, if a deluxe sample is 0.5oz, and the full size is 2 oz and worth $60, then the deluxe sample is worth $15. Must be either new and unused, or very lightly used. Take 10% off value if lightly used/swatched Do not include deluxe’s if you've lightly used them even once. Foils = no value or $1 each (box coordinator may decide)   Packaging: Package things carefully (bubble wrap or tissue paper if possible) and put things in labeled Ziploc bags. Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found it Items that are more fragile (like perfume bottles) should be bubble wrapped individually Items will be organized in bags by type. Make sure products are wrapped well so they won’t leak or break and ruin other things in the box. Every item needs to be inside a plastic bag/Ziploc Label the Ziploc bags to outline the categoriy that goes into that specific bag Try not to pack more than a large flat rate USPS box can hold!  We want this to stay affordable for everyone. If you absolutely cannot fit into one box – give a head’s up to the next person!! Label the outside of the box with “Fragile” and “This Side Up” to further limit damage to the items inside the box   Courtesies: Don't put in anything unsanitary! (i.e. used lipgloss,  used liquid lipstick,  used cream products, used mascara) Post a picture and write info of what you took and left, with their condition and value – this way members can weigh in on the trades before shipping Include close up, open photos of any items that will be sealed that you cannot see the color through. This includes lipsticks, palettes, blushes, etc. No reserve items in the box for others, and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you - this is unfair to others participating Don't swatch items from the box - this is a hygienic precaution that we must take as a lot of people will be handling these items Swatched/used items must be labeled as such. All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box Sanatizing consists of spraying the item with a makeup sanitizer, or making your own with half parts 70% alcohol and water. Try not to put in LARGE full sized items, like large bottles over 8 oz. This box becomes very full and it is harder for the person repacking and forces them to take something they may not want or use. Exceptions can be made if someone really wants the item Must post photos of all swaps and wait for approval from the thread before sending the box to the next recipient. The box coordinator and 50% of participants should give the OK for your trade. Give the group 24 hours to review your trades and provide feedback.  Please contribute mid to high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. (Unless it’s a drugstore box) If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask!   Optional: Must adhere to online cataloging of values and trade-outs through a communal spreadsheet A required signature would be best. Please contact the person on the list after you about arranging for safe arrival, whether that means alternatively shipping to the person's workplace, or to a PO box, etc. Any larger items (full-size perfume, larger body care, larger skincare, large palettes) MUST be proposed first before adding to your trade. If the next 2-3 people aren't interested, please switch that item out.  Exceptions can be made if there is ample room in the box and there is interest later in the box.   Allowed in the box:   Depending on the box theme, you may include different items and brand levels. For a general TSB, rule of thumb is to only include mid to high end products (think brands sold at Sephora, The Bay, Nordstrom, etc). Fragrance can be included if it's in a spray bottle (can be 1/2 used if there is interest); rollerballs allowed only if lightly used/swatched/new Nail polish must only be lightly used, clean, and tightly closed Tools/Brushes/Cases/Bags as long as they are clean Anything that is sealed (as long as it fits with the other guidelines) Skin care items in tubes & bottles. Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopened Items will be organized in bags by type. Make sure products are wrapped well so they won't leak or break & ruin everything else Keep non-beauty related items to a minimum (please do not overload the box with makeup bags, cases, etc).   Not allowed in the box: Pre-made samples Drugstore or lower end items (unless a Drugstore box) Heavily used items (except for perfume) Swatching items in the box Any product that you “dunk” a wand into or you dip your fingers into (like lip gloss or mousse blush) if they’re not new and unused. These cannot be sanitized. Large or bulky items unless there is interest No duplicates unless they are high end or highly sought after products     Mail Tracking All participants must provide a tracking number for their shipment, posted to the thread upon receipt. Insurance specifications will be determined by the box leader per each individual box. However, a general rule of thumb is to cover the charity buy-in, if there is one. For example, if a box’s buy-in is $20 and there are 10 participants, each person should purchase enough insurance to cover $200. At the start of the box, each participant should PM the person who will next receive the box to determine shipping details. These shipping details should be confirmed again by PM before sending out the box. When specifying shipping instructions, choose the option that optimizes both the security of the box and timely retrieval, whether that means having the box shipped to a workplace to ensure a signature, to a PO Box, etc. Each participant is responsible for notifying box the box leader, as well as the participants before and after them, should their availability or instructions change. For Canadian TSBs, a rule of thumb for the train is to plan out the route based on location. Shipping costs can be extremely high and take quite a while; minimizing the distance between each stop is ideal for everyone.   Item tracking     Upon receiving the box, all participants must post photos of every item in the box to account for its contents. The box leader must confirm all items are present, but it is encouraged that all participants take inventory for greater accuracy and accountability. Box leaders are encouraged to utilize a spreadsheet that all participants can view online for greater accountability. Box leaders can also make the spreadsheet communal, providing participants with the ability to claim and add their own items to the list once trades have been approved. Google Sheets is free and available to edit to anyone with a link to the sheet—all changes save automatically within a web browser; certain spreadsheet cells can be “data locked” by the box leader following each trade to safeguard values and list contents, thus preventing potentially dishonest participants from changing or deleting them. PM Greenporchlights for a tutorial on how to set up a spreadsheet, disburse it to participants, lock data, format, etc. In lieu of, or in addition to, an electronic spreadsheet, box leaders may elect to use a physical tracking sheet in the box that participants must complete after trades have been approved.   Participant “Tracking” We cannot publically keep a place in the community for people who have had questionable trade experiences; however, please PM one of the sponsors to get guidance on this if you have questions. Before accepting any participant into a box, ask for references from other BT members and check the trade threads. Post trade thread links to this thread for easy reference checking. Box coordinators can post links to their box here so future box participants can easily check one place for references.   Helpful Links:  Below are links to Successful Trades: Successful-Traders-January-2015/td-p/1852954[commu ... ul-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387[communit ...   Thank you!  GreenPorchLights, kbmatthews, Mrsbaine, Zpsid91        
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Glad to have this since I just got accepted into a swap box and want to make sure my etiquette is up to par! see post
Where to sell used/unused makeup online suggestions
Hey Everyone! I need help on finding a website that sells used and unused makeup that is safe and get a decent amount of money back. Does any know of any good website? Thanks!
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Depop. It's an app on the phone. Pretty easy. I sell there all the time and so does Sugar Pill's owner Shrinkle and Queen Of Blending.  see post
I recently made an appointment to get my make up done and I was just wondering if the people that do your make up are certified? And i mean really certified like they are at Mac, i know it is tough to get a job there. I see a lot of mixed answers and just want to be sure. I love the variety at Sephora but do not know much about the ppl that actually work there. I am getting my make up done for my 21st birthday and don't want to be disappointed. THANK YOU!
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In all honesty, unless you live in a big city, you will likely be disappointed by your makeup application. I have gotten my makeup done a handful of times by Sephora and... see post
What are the differences between the Sephora contour eye liner and the other Sephora eye liners?  There are so many of them that I've got to admit that I'm confused. Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
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You're welcome, Makeitup305! Always happy to provide some insight! 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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BEAUTY WHIZ beauty1bliss / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I did watch it! I thought it was very helpful. I am also very pale. I am a light 2. I was color IQ'd as a three and can get away with a three in some lines so It was goo... see post
Melt Cosmetics Swatches and Dupes
    I decided to do swatches and dupes  of the Melt Cosmetics Lovesick and Dark Matter stacks for those who are contemplating purchasing them. These are the closest dupes I could find in my collection. I hope this helps. (Dupe is on the left, Melt on the right except for Promiscuous which is reversed)     Promiscuous- a violet blue duochrome. Blue comes out over a black base. Dupe: MUG Caitlin Rose. Caitlin Rose doesn't have the blue duochrome, is lighter and has a foiled finish.   Fixated- a matte blue-gray Dupe: LORAC Gray eyeshadow (Mega Pro palette). A few shades lighter and not as blue.   Amelie- a gold-peach duochrome.  Dupe: ABH China Rose. China Rose is a few shades darker and the duochrome isn't as strong.   Lovesick- a matte wine burgundy. Dupes: MUG Bitten and Marsala Matte from the COTY palette. These are a few shades lighter and are less pigmented.   Blurr: a matte light peach Dupe: LORAC Camel (Mega Pro palette). A shade or two darker and leans more yellow.   Unseen: a matte medium brown Dupe: ABH Caramel. Exactly the same as Unseen.   Enigma- a matte rust brown Dupe: Hot Chocolate from the COTY palette. A few shades darker. Not as rusty.   Dark Matter- a matte black. Leans a bit gray. Dupe: ABH Noir- Noir black. My favorite black eyeshadow.
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They look really gorgeous!  I've been eyeing them for a while....always hard in September, as the holiday stuff starts coming out, but I'm seriously considering them. T... see post
Natasha Denona
Anyone own or heard of Natasha Denona?   I've seen a few swatches and some of her eye shadows look awesome!   Just curious to know more about the brand.   THX
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I am curious about this brand too! I've been hearing about it on youtube and would love input from BTers. Their prices though...and I thought Viseart was pricey!    ... see post
Black Up Cosmetics coming to Sephora!
A little birdie (a quite credible one) told me that Black Up Cosmetics will be coming to Sephora in September! I'm pretty excited to have another brand at Sephora. I tried the brand recently on vacation and I really enjoy the powder products. From what I'm told, Sephora will carry the entire line. Haven't heard yet if it's online too, but I know it will be in 18 stores at first. The line primarily has been marketed to Women of Color, however, there are so many products that I see are universal.  Has anyone tried Black Up yet? Any favorites?
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Here are the stores Black Up will be sold. Weirdly, I thought it would be online by now.  Lenox Square Perimeter Cumberland Jackson Lakeside ... see post
Urban Decay Thread!
So I just picked up some of the exclusive Revolution shades, and I was looking around for a place to post swatches and realized (thanks guzelkiz!) that Urban Decay was not yet represented among the various brand threads. A travesty! So here it is.   The shades I picked up are Protest and Matte Carnal. I was afraid they would be dupes of things, because I apparently tend to buy the same-ish shades of nude/muted colors over and over.   The good news, they're not! Both are close to things I have, but they're not exact dupes, at least in natural light.   Here's Protest, between NARS Audacious Anita on the left, and Raquel on the right, with Jane underneath. It's close, but it's still warmer than Anita and darker than Raquel, so score!     Here's Carnal, between Jeffree Star Celebrity Skin on the left and NARS Audacious Jane on the right. Again, close, but warmer than CS and darker than Jane.     Anybody grab the other exclusives yet?
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Swatches as promised.  Me have from left to right: Backtalk(matte) Beso(sheer) Speedball see post
Marilyn Manson Concert!
SO! My inner goth child gets to come out and play because Manson is coming to town Halloween weekend. And of course I am going because this is a can't miss even for most of the folks around here of a certian age lol I am already thinking about looks because this will be one of those times that I don't realy think that a few swipes of taupe eye shadow and MAC Rebel will cut it. So i turn to my lovelies on here to get some ideas
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I know! She really has a talent. I would be happy doing my eyes half as good as hers lol!  see post
Let's Talk About NARS!
A lot of the other big beauty brands have their own threads now, so I thought, why not NARS?   Let's share news about new collections, feedback on products, etc here.   Currently, they are rolling out the Fall 2015 Collection: VIP Red Lipstick & Chelsea Girls and Baby Doll Lipgloss Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Tribulation blush Spoiler (Highlight to read) Telesto & Pasiphae Dual Intensity Shadows Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) 8 colors of Shadow Sticks Spoiler (Highlight to read)     And not part of the Fall collection, but a new 413BLKR blush duo and a new mascara  Holiday 2015 sneak     Have you picked up anything from the collection so far?  Do tell! 
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I only want 1 eyeshadow refill, maybe I should just see if I can trade with someone. see post
Do I "need" any of the new Kat Von D lipstick shades?
Just looking at the new shades and they look lovely.  Do I "need" any of them?  If so, which?  I actually don't mind the stiffer wears well on me (my lips aren't dry). Thoughts...suggestions...thanks!
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Which do I forgot!  From the newer ones only Piaf. From the older...Hexagram, wonderchilde, motorhead, bach, luv, thin lizzy and poe...but a couple are fr... see post
Anywhere to get Christian Louboutin lipsticks in Canada
Debating a major splurge on one.
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Have any of you used the Christian Louboutin lipsticks or polishes? If yes, what do you think?  Their shoes are beautiful, but soooo uncomfortable.  I am curious to see ... see post
Q. About "New" Items
I was wondering why, when I sort products by "new" on the website, some new products come up, but also some products that have been around for a long time come up, but say "new". For example, when I sort foundations by what is new, the Lancôme Teint Idole 24 Hr comes up with "new" under it, although I know it has been around a long time. When I click on it, it has the same description and reviews from a long time ago. Does this just mean that the formula has changed? If so, I think it would be nice if it was put into an entirely new category so that the old reviews and answers to questions don't come up when I am trying to decide on the new formulation. Thanks.
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You're welcome!  :) see post
Q. Becca The One Perfecting Brush - Damaged?
I recently ordered the Becca The One Perfecting Brush. When I received it, some of the bristles were bent (I think it's from the flap of the might have gotten wedged between the bristles in transit). Or is this the way the brush is supposed to look like? I haven't used it yet and am considering bringing into a store to exchange. Thoughts?   UPDATE: realized I added this as a question, so I can't reply to myself (oops...first time starting a thread on BT), but thank you for all the replies. I am definitely going to go in store so I can compare to the brush on display and probably also exchange for a new one. Thank you everyone for your answers! They definitely helped me feel like an exchange is the right route here.  
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BEAUTY PRO silversoleil / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. Definitely damaged. see post
Swatches of Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation?
Hi ladies!   I'm interested in trying the Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation, but I'm having trouble choosing a shade. My color IQ from last month is 2Y04 and that matched to Bisque Light 22 - fair with pink undertones.That makes no sense to me, as I definitely have a yellow undertone. I'm a MAC NC20-25, and I'm currently wearing MUFE Ultra HD in Y313. The MUFE is a shade too dark, as my summer tan is starting to fade.   Does anyone have any swatches they would be wiling to share with me? I'm torn between  Bisque Neutral 27 - fair with yellow undertones and  Bisque Medium 26 - fair with neutral undertones. Any advice, comparisons or swatches is appreciated, as there's no way I can make the trip to my local Sephora this week.
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Thanks lipstick4soul! I hate trying to pick a foundation shade online - it might be worth making the drive to Sephora this weekend, even though it's a three hour round t... see post
Makers of OCC lip tars FINALLY listened!
I searched to see if there was a thread on this, couldn't find one!   So freakin' over the moon about this!  I have refused to buy the lip tars because of the tube and needing a brush to apply...ain't no makeup addict got time for all of that, not this one anyway.   Now it comes like regular lippies.  YAY   Between these and the new milani lippies I'm set for the year!  Oh and the bite lipsticks too.  LOL  
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Has anyone bought these? Overall I am reading pretty positive things about them.   I have about 35-40 lip tars (mostly minis, some full size) and I'm considering buyin... see post
Does anyone know whether Burberry Beauty Box will be in stock again?
I was just about to make an order for the burberry beauty box and it's out of stock!  I am so sad about it... Is it just temporarily out of stock or it will disappear forever?   Let me cry for a while...
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BEAUTY PRO Iheartclouds / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I hope you all get your hands on it- I was in love from the moment I opened mine! see post
Q. Morphe Brushes
Has anyone ordered from Morphe's website? If so, I wanna know how your experience went I recently ordered the Vegan brush set 3 days ago and I have not been given my tracking number. I know the orders take 2-7 days to process, but I just wanna know how long your orders took and how your overall experience was
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BEAUTY BOSS elenamarie11 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I've ordered from Morphe just once, and I got tracking two days later. It took about a week total to come in. I'm soooo pleased with all of my Morphe products!    -35E... see post
what Kat Von D color?
I would like to try Kat Von D foundation I use Estee Lauder double wear in ivory beige...what color would I be?
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Let's talk about it....thoughts on it cosmetics?
I started looking into the brand and wanted people's thoughts about the products. I've heard a lot about their cc cream with spf 50. They don't have many colors but it's suppose to blend to your perfect skin tone. I like that the make up line also focuses on anti-aging also. The vitality lip flush 4 in 1 looks interesting too.
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BEAUTY PRO natalie12 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Wow. That's a pretty sound recommendation! I'll have to give it a try! Thanks see post
Hi ladies and gents,        I'm definitely guilty of dwelling on what went wrong rather than focusing on the positives throughout the day. I wanted to create this thread so that hopefully the positivity can spread! I'd love to hear the positive experiences you've had. Beauty related is great , but feel free to post non-beauty related positive things too! Ranting is definitely a healthy coping skill but in moderation.    A beauty related positive thing that happened to me today was that my friend gave me two new MUFE shadows for no special occasion, she just thought they would look perfect on me.   A non-beauty positive thing that happened to me today was while I was in line twenty dollars dropped out of my purse (I didn't notice) and then a random stranger tapped me and gave it back to me. I'm usually very cynical but he could've just taken it and suffer no consequences, so experiences like this helps restore my faith in humanity. What went right for you today?? (:
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HALL OF FAMER kellsmuneoka / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's great! Even if i feel terrible on the inside I fake it till i make it. Another thing I do is make everything a joke and try to laugh at myself rather than freak o... see post
MUFE foundation #4365
This is more about helping me understand what the girl at Sephora wrote on my foundation sample.   So I've been looking for a good foundation for some time now and since I don't know much about this I decided to visit my local Sephora. I found the foundation I liked but I'm just having a really hard time finding it since what the girl helping me wrote down doesn't seem to match any of the foundations online.  Would someone please help me find this foundations by MUFE or tell me if she just wrote random numbers down?    The foundation is MUFE #4365 
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Pumaluvv / NEWCOMER / replied
Yes! Now that you mention that, the "4" does look like a Y. Thank you so much!!! see post
Too Faced Better than False Lashes Extreme.
Thoughts on Too Faced Better than False Lashes Extreme. Worth the price? Does it really work or do you recommend a different product? Just want a mascara to lengthen my lashes (they are super short).
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Haven't used the TF, but physicians formula has one very similar, 2 steps with fibers, and cheaper. see post