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Weekly Color Challenge! Come Join!
Hi BT! I've been hijacking threads lately with my various color challenges. It's time for it's own place!    The rules:  Each week (Sunday- Saturday), there will be a new color to incorporate into your makeup looks. It can be one item of that color or a whole face. Try to incorporate it 4-5 times during the week, and post your pic, or discuss your colors here with everyone! If you can only do a day or two, that's fine too! This should be fun!    For folks on a No Buy, it's a great way to shop your collection. I hope you'll join me!    Week 3 August 2- 8: PINK       
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That is so pretty!  And SO glossy! see post
Bite lipstick
Does it look matte and what is the staying power?
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tips for doing makeup on a 65 yr old
after my sephora hauling at the mall this weekend my aunt asked if i could help her do her makeup ,kinda revamp her usual look. i'm not very knowledgeable about the dos and don't for makeup looks on older women . any help i could help her with would be great. shes got redish brown hair and a medium skin tone if that helps 
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IT GIRL vhm333 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
There's a tutorial on YouTube by  Samantha a makeup artist at "Batalash Beauty" which is the name of the YouTube channel. It's called " makeup for mature skin and tips o... see post
Makeup Artists
Any makeup artists on here?   I'm curious what do you all use to carry around your products...   From Zuca Bags to Pencil Pouches, share us how you tote your kit!
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hollywood87 / NEWCOMER / replied
I use MACS travel bag.  Its 175.  A bit pricy, but I love that it has so many pockets.  Its extremely durable. Ithas 4 clear cases inside that velcro to it.  It's just c... see post
The Sephora Blush
The Sephora brand blush in #14 is not available for sale online. What is a good alternative color?
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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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BEAUTY GURU Libellules / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
mrsbaine! I checked my order status and it says Picking (whereas it said "Backordered" before :)). see post
how do you organize?
A couple months ago I bought a giant, six drawer acrylic makeup organizer with beautiful crystal knobs, but have yet to use because I can't decide how to best organize my products inside it. I plan to use one drawer for lips, eye shadows, foundations, etc., but beyond that, can't figure out the most beneficial way to organize my products.   How do y'all organize your makeup.. by color, formula or brand?
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BEAUTY GURU Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Right now I have all of my makeup in a big Vera Bradley cosmetic bag. I have it on my bookshelf next to all of my perfectly organized skin care products. LOL. ;) The ski... see post
Please tell me about Kiko Cosmetics
Hello. I noticed there is a new makeup store in my mall. Its a Kiko Cosmetics. I have never heard of the brand... anyone know anything about them? Anything wonderful there that I should check out?     Thank you
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BEAUTY PRO BlueBrownWit / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
My mall's had the store for a few months but I was wary of going in before seeing what others had to say. Glad to see so many of you like it and it seems really affordab... see post
DEW ME Makeup/Facial Spray
At one time Sephora sold Dew Me Makeup Set & Facial Spray and it worked great, but it's no longer there.  Does anyone know of any product that is just as good?  I have dry skin, plus I don't like for my makeup to transfer to my fingers, hands or clothes.  Therefore,  need someone to really work without the dryness.  Any suggestions?
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KAT VON D LOLITA DESCRIPTION CHANGE?
So I was just browsing the everlasting liquid lipsticks to see if anything was back in stock....Lolita has always said dusty rose...which I purchased Friday night. The description now states chestnut rose....REALLY!!!!? I waited super long to get the corrected shade and now it's a completely different shade? How can one company mess with the same shade sooooo many times...frustrating. I  really hope it is the same shade otherwise I don't get why they keep messing with what was perfect originally.
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BEAUTY PRO emmielou / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I bought both because I had the same question. The liquid was so brown -- not at all the soft, pinky dusty rose people have swatched here. The lipstick was more reasonab... see post
Looking for a Makeup Look
I'm just starting with makeup basically, and want something that will look good with my skin tone, blue grey eyes, hair, etc. I think I have a neutral or cool undertone but am not 100% positive. I'd like something that's not super natural, but still looks good. If anyone has any tips on what might look good on me please let me know. Thanks!
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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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HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have the bright orange. It's nice. Much brighter than Taj Mahol.  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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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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BEAUTY PRO Fernleaf / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I asked the manager at Sephora yesterday during the Rouge Event and she stated something along the lines of, "We are going to put OCC on a smaller display and no longer ... 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 meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have the re-release from before...and love it.   see post
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Match Help
Hi guys! This is my very first post so please bear with me. I'm currently / always am a 2Y08/2Y09 according to the Color IQ and the only base I've got in my collection is the Laura Mercier Oil-Free TM in Tawny (a perfect match). I was wondering if someone could help me figure out my match for the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation (the one with the pump on top of the glass bottle). Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER jxw200 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think you would definitely not be 123, as that was the shade I used in the winter. From your photo you seem a bit darker than me so 143 is probably a better bet. Good ... see post
Looking for my ideal foundation
Hello, so I'm looking for the perfect foundation for my skin. I have a very oily tzone with some dry spots (which is why I gave up on nars illuminous foundation cus it would stick to my dry spots really bad) and I also would love a foundation with as much coverage as possible as well as a foundation that stays on for hours. Nothing over $50 cus Ima struggling college kid lol. I'm not a fan of mattifying foundations because for some reason they make skin look lifeless & dry. also my skin is a little sensitive & so I avoid any acne treating foundations cus they tend to contain chemicals that only cause me to break out even more  
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BEAUTY BUFF makeupmad / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I agree with MeaganGarrett.  A sample packet of MUFE's clear primer comes with each bottle, and I think it's a great primer for grabbing the foundation and making it pro... see post
Makeup Lovin' Mama...so happy
My baby girl will be 13 soon.  She's been very girly all her life, even as a 3yr old she would tell me her outfits didn't match quite right, then she would go get the clothes she thought looked best...she was always right!  She started doing her own hair at 7yrs old, so she could get it just right.  LOL  She's also an dedicated athlete (she got none of these things from me! LOL)   Sooo we went to Sephora (JCP) yesterday to get her very first eyeliner and mascara!  She goes to Sephora with me all the time, but this is her very first makeup purchase.  We got Benefits they're real mini and sephora matte eyeliner in brown and black.  I'm a NW45/50, she's around a NC35/40 or so.  So the colors that favor me, probably won't favor her. This is going to be so exciting!   I was so excited.  We swatched the KVD lippies (told her we would have to wait on those) and she told me the colors she likes. I've talked to her about how the most expensive item isn't always the best and how drugstore items MAY be better depending on the item and the person.   I've tried to restrain myself and not "force" her into makeup.  I didn't start wearing makeup until I was in my 30s, getting to do this with her is so exciting and FUN!!!   Did you ladies get into makeup with your mothers as young girls?  Or did you find your way on your own.   Did I mention how happy and excited I am?
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BEAUTY GURU Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I LOVE YOUR MOTTO!:D that's what I live by when it comes to makeup! Makeup IS fun and shouldn't be used for insecurities or for attention. I love makeup because its F.U.... see post
Let's talk about Charlotte Tilbury..
I already have the Filmstar bronze & glow palette but looking into some of her other products.   Does anyone have any experiences they would like to share esp with her Light Wonder Foundation, her blush and the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder? I'm interested in getting these three things but still on the fence about taking the plunge!    Please let me know, many BTers opinions have helped me out on products before Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I look foward to your update on the light/medium duo.  I don't contour, so the darker shade will always be iffy.  But the dark shade in the medium-dark duo is more a bro... see post
Date Makeup
I don't know about you ladies, but I rarely wear makeup on dates. Maybe just mascara (Guerlain Maxi Lash sample). I don't want foundation or lipstick rubbing off... or heck, even sweating off sometimes.  What would you guys wear for a date? My dates are usually brunch, movie and dinner.  (If you're wondering what I do instead, I usually get a sheet mask and prep my skin the day before or day of.) 
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Disclaimer - I am married.  But a date is a date...   On a date or for a meeting, I wear the type of makeup I usually do.  I have some preferance in lip colours, but e... see post
IMATS LA 2016!
  Dates have been announced and tickets to the general public are on sale! Who's going next year?   For those who don't know, IMATS [International Makeup Artist Trade Show] is a three day event where different makeup artists come to perform different panels/informational meetings and different vendors from various brands have things on sale!
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HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks! I was planning on buying it in mid-August. Was hoping it won't be sold out until then. see post
Make up to impress
I've seen things where people say they don't wear makeup to impress guys when guys can't tell the difference between black and navy, or Half Baked from Chopper in the Naked line. Things like that. I remember somewhere in the threads someone posted one with two lipsticks, I thought it was the funniest thing. So as a fun little game, fill in the blanks " You think I wear makeup to impress a guy who can't tell the difference between______and_____?"
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HALL OF FAMER kellsmuneoka / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Makeup shaming is just the saddest thing. Just because you don't wear makeup doesn't mean you're better than people who do or vice versa. Don't put people down because t... see post
Beautylish/Chikuhodo Sakura LE brush collection feedback
Hey ladies - looking for some feedback. I am in Canada and pre-ordered these brushes, mine are set for the August 30 delivery.   I'm considering cancelling the order though now that I've had some time to think about it. The one and only reason (but a compelling one lol) that I want these is because of the gorgeous handles.   I have tons of quality brushes from Wayne Goss and the Chikuhodo GSN series, plus MAC and Sephora + Hakuhudo. As a matter of fact, I never once considered these to be brushes I would use, just keep as a collection item. From the reviews I've read the quality isn't as good as the GSN series or the Goss brushes.   Also, and this is a big factor - I'm in Canada. With the horrid exchange rate now the total of these brushes came to almost $300!! I'm starting to think there are many other things I could buy - and actually USE for $300.   Any thoughts? For my American friends that have these, if you had to pay $300 for them, would you still think they were worth it? Esp. if you already have tons of better quality brushes?   Thanks!! 
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HALL OF FAMER ilovpurses / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think at $215 it's quite reasonable and I'd jump on that in a heartbeat, it's the $300 thing that's killing me.  see post
HELP!!!
Ok, so I have horrible skin, I randomly break out, I have combination skin. Sometimes I am really oily, other times I am really dry, most times I am both. I have scars from past acne on my face. I need a makeup and primer and concealer or whatever works to cover all of it.  I feel like I have literally tried every single kind of foundation and concealer and primer but some only work for a while then just stop. Does anyone have any recommendations on a primer that will help keep me matte, a concealer that isn't too thick that will cover scars and blemishes and a foundation that will cover the rest. I need complete full coverage.  thank you  
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HALL OF FAMER knadala / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Primer: Smashbox photo finish blemish control Concealer: Nars creamy concealer, for areas prone to creasing...try estee lauder double wear see post
Does anyone have experience with Rituel de Fille?
I've just recently found out this brand was a thing, and I am really interested in them. But, while I am a sucker for witchy themed makeup (shocking right?) this brand is pretty steeply priced, so I'm afraid of shelling out for something that might end up being a dust catcher. I didn't find many of the reviews for them, though I tend to not really like reviews unless I'm at least passingly familiar with the reviewer anyway.   I signed up for their newsletter and they sent me a nice coupon ($10 off $50+ if memory serves) so I will probably end up going for it but I would love to hear what BT has to say about them!   (They sure know how to grab attention though don't they?)
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HALL OF FAMER warriorwitch / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Shadow Self was my second choice! I only went with the green because my purple obsessed husband wasn't here to sway my opinion. XD see post
Is tarte a good foundation if your going to be outside in the heat/humidity alot?
There are a lot of music festivals and things coming up where I will be outside a lot and I need a good foundation that won't melt off my face. I was recommended this in the matte liquid form when I went in to get matched for a new foundation. i have yet to try this where im outsidemost of the day so would this be a good foundation that will last all day and wont melt off my face? I also use a lotion with spf, veil mineral primer and urban decay all nighter setting spray. 
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BEAUTY BUFF Bblinbabe / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I'm personally not a fan of matte finishes when it comes to being out all day in the humidity. I prefer a tinted moisturizer like Laura Mercier...but if you go foundatio... see post
color iq help
I was matched to 1r14 but whats the difference betwwen 1r14 and 2r14 or 2r14 and 3r14 ect
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sydvol / FRESH FACE / replied
The colour IQ number is made up of two components, the undertone and the depth of your skin! So people are either an "r" (red undertone, which is cool toned) or a "y" (y... see post
HOURGLASS HOLIDAY BLUSH PALETTE
Does any one know if Hourglass Blush Palette (3 blushes set) will come out again this holiday? If then, when? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN zimmizim / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
id love to have this palette too but i just bought their ambient blush (powder) palette and one single mood shade.. . does anyone know what the blush shades are? i had ... see post
any love for Elizabeth Arden?
So, I've been around these boards for a while but I hardly ever see anyone mention Elizabeth Arden. I was never crazy about any of the perfumes, but has anybody been to a Liz Arden counter lately or looked at the site? There are some really beautiful lipsticks and eyeshadows. My friend just purchased the bronzer and it is gorgeous. Also, the Ceramide line of skincare has been a favorite for a long time. I know many people think of the line as for "older" women, but I was just wondering people's thoughts? 
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BEAUTY GURU shimmerbait / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
That's enough of an endorsement for me!  I'll stop at Macy's on Sunday and take a peek. see post
What is your favorite brush for highlighting?
Particularly with powder highlighters? I'm wondering if I should try sephora's brand fan brush, but the reviews are a bit mixed, and someone said the brush fell apart and lost it's shape after washing. I'm open to all answers and suggestion. (if you use liquid highlighter, feel free to share your favorite method for applying as well)
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Def WG #2~ definitely my favorite brush from his line , from the few I've tried its def worth it. I use it with all of my highlighters. I did just pick up the MUFE 140? ... see post