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fluffymuha
Anastasia Brow Pencil vs. Brow Powder Duo
I've been using the pencil for the longest time, but got to try out a sample of the brow powder duo today and absolutely loved it. It seems easier to apply, and looks more natural (to me). For those of you who've used both of these, how do they compare to you? Is the staying power of the powder duo long enough (or longer than the pencil?)? 
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Not the answer to your question, but the brow powder's life span is VERY LONG. My sister bought one last year and used it frequently and she barely made a dent in the po... see post
LindaBS
I want kickass eyebrows!
Maaaannnn. Whenever I look around on here, everyone has these awesome eyebrows. Very neat/tidy and that awesome high arch.   My eyebrows are a mess. I used to get a anastasia wax brow treatment every month or so but I moved to Canada and I can't seem to find that same treatment anywhere. Right now I'm just pluckin' at them myself but obviously I suck at it.   What products do you guys use and how? Gel? Pencils? Powder?! I want tidy eyebrows!   Here are my eyebrows. Daaaaaamn.
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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think you have gorgeous brows (and lovely cheekbones, for that matter)!   Alas, I am like jellybean's mother who plucked back in the 70s, and they never grew back in... see post
sdominiek
Q. Is Kat Von D being discontinued?
Is Kat Von D being discontinued? I see a lot of sale item that are making me nervous. 
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi sdominiek! No need to worry! We are not discontinuing Kat Von D. :) (don't scare me like that!!)    She's probably going to be coming out with different products ... see post
SirensSong
Summer 2014 Traveling Box?
Is anyone interested in starting a new box, or know of a current thread with open spots? I've been wanting to get in on one of these ^_^
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annypoo
HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There is no minimum of how many people need for a box to start. You can post a thread to see who is interested in one if you wish to start one and start from there :) Th... see post
ilovetopurplefy
Sonia Kashuk 15 Year Anniversary Brush Set
  I don't know if any of you ladies know about this but Sonia Kashuk just came out with a LE 15 piece brush set in celebration of their 15th anniversary. I just picked up the last one in my town today during my lunch break. I personally think this is a steal. It is $40 at Target.   If you can find it, I suggest to get it right there and then because this set is sold out almost everywhere and each Target in the US and Canada each get 2 sets. Go on to Target's website and use the "find in a Target store" and click on "pick up in store" if it shows up to reserve it. Sonia Kashuk is trying to keep it in stock but it keeps selling out. This set will be available until October according to their customer service line.     If anyone wants to know how they perform, let me know and I will do a small review here on BT. 
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Jessicaclara
BEAUTY BOSS Jessicaclara / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I went and looked at them in store and was kinda 'meh' about them. I'm going to put the $40 towards the MJ bronzer brush on Sunday :) see post
ilovemakeup125
how to do an easy smokey eye
I would really like to know how to do a simple smokey eye look. I have tried multiple times but i cant seem to get it. Is there any advice or tips you can give me??
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ilovemakeup, For the simplest smokey eye look, all you need is one shadow, an eyeliner & mascara.  The shadow can be glittery for a more festive look, or a satin f... see post
taylorlv
What is your all time favorite product that you would recommend to anyone?
BrennaBombshell
HALL OF FAMER BrennaBombshell / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Maracuja oil! This stuff has turned my skin around completely. From being oily in some places and dry as the desert in others, to having normal, calm skin in just under ... see post
CharliefromNY
HELP! I need camera makeup!
I'll be on camera for work and have to do my own makeup.  What's the best makeup for face, eyes, lips ???
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CharliefromNY
BEAUTY BOSS CharliefromNY / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
That's a great suggestion, thank you.  I always end up mixing colors anyway, so it might be good to get a color wheel for the camera work..... see post
fluffymuha
New Hourglass Gel Liner!
  Apparently this baby will come out at Sephora on July 29th? Sorry if this has been posted already, it's the first time I'm seeing it and hopefully it'll be better than *you know what*!
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jenpred
HALL OF FAMER jenpred / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That neck! see post
Cupcakecandy
New Becca Products!
It's not letting me post pictures-whyyyy???? Anyway, there is a new eyeshadow palette and the Rose Gold SSP in Liquid Form out! Yay! I really want to compare swatches between the pressed and liquid. The palette is all matte and really pretty, but the last three colors look pretty similar. There's info. and pictures on Temptalia if you want to go see, but the pictures are not uploading...
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Heatoyos1
Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil For Tightlining
I'm currently looking for the best waterproof pencil eyeliner for tightlining my upper and lower waterline--I'd like to stay within about a $22 budget. (I do not want to use liquid eyeliners, or eyeliners in a pot.)    My face perspires easily, especially during the summer, so even waterproof eyeliners bleed and smudge underneath my eyes--even when I use Benefit Stay Don't Stray primer below my eyes.   I have tried Urban Decay's 24/7 waterproof eyeliner and Sephora's waterproof eyeliner, and both bled terribly. It does not look professional, and I hate having to constantly wipe off the smudges in the restroom--which is probably not great for the delicate under-eye area.    I am thinking about trying MUFE's Aqua Eyes, or possibly Tarte SmolderEYES. Any other suggestions for around $22 or so?       **There was a best waterproof eyeliner pencil question from 2010, so I thought I would start a newer discussion
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Heatoyos1
HALL OF FAMER Heatoyos1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for your input! I wear contacts, too, so flaky clumps would drive me crazy! I'm kinda leaning toward NARS because it has a less creamy formula.  see post
blackunicorn
High-end products with an excellent value (The Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil)
I recently bought the HOURGLASS Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, because of the great reviews. I was going through a Brow Wiz way too quickly. When I found out the Hourglass pencil is 0.014oz, for $32 ($37CAD), compared to 0.003oz $21($27) for the Brow Wiz, I was sold. If you compare the 2, the brow wiz is so much more expensive! You would pay $98 ($126 CAD) for the same amount of product! I even compared it with drugstore products and it's still a better value.   So, my question is, do you have any other go-to products that you think have such a great value? 
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY PRO blackunicorn / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Yes, and it's really good too, I actually love the Hourglass pencil much more than the Brow Wiz! Thanks for mentioning the Dior Rosy Glow, I might try it next time! see post
annypoo
Free Shipping on Urban Decay's website
Just got an email from UD's website stating free shipping on anything. Also free deluxe samples with a perversion mascara purchase. Didn't specify when it ends. 
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infinitise
What is it about MAC products that cause breakouts
     I normally don't have a problem with most makeup products. My skin is okay with Makeup forever, Bobbi brown, Hourglass, Guerlain, and Giorgio Armani most of the times. but when it comes to MAC items, I break out almost instantly and it takes more than 2 weeks to fully recover. it just makes my skin to warm up, cause black heads, and break out.    I checked the ingredients and they don't really have anything that might cause breakouts. (I used prep and prime natural radiance and the mineralize moisture foundation)  if anything, MUFE has more of ingredients that normally break me out like parabens..    does this happen to anyone else?  I was going to purchase their pro longwear concealer but really don't know if I should.. 
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you so much for your input!  I was just thinking the same thing when I was walking home with a sample of Mac prolong wear concealer  I had a friend who "warned" ... see post
sravanthi
Never ever any foundation suited me, suggest me some good one
I tried many foundations (acc to me) from drugstore to high end, but any foundation didn't match me i tried sephora color IQ test thrice, it suggested me stilla foundation, i bought it hoping it would suit, but it made me look dark at least one to two shades dark being asian, never want to look dark, when i remove foundation half side, i can clearly see dark and light shades of my face recently tried Dior foundation also, same problem. I have combi- dry skin, with very oily t-zone and very dry cheeks, i am 26. Please suggest me good foundation which has many shades, that i can find one which suits my color perfectly, like second skin.
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sravanthi
BEAUTY WHIZ sravanthi / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I just checked OL Becca's foundation, they have good range of shades from dark to olive see post
Shrewdle
Master Class III Palette from Smashbox
Has anyone gotten the Smashbox Master Class III Palette? I've been eyeing this one up, but I have to wait a few months to get it since I've already spent over my budget for the time-being! ;-)   I found some closeup photos of it and swatches of it online via cosmeticblur blog, and all the colors look so absolutely amazing!    Does anyone know if this is in the permanent line or is it limited edition? If it's limited edition will it still be here in a few months? I just can't stop looking at all the colors and really don't want to miss out on this one! *drool*  
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msperfect
BEAUTY BOSS msperfect / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Does anyone believe that III is better than II? see post
HelloCoffee
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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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I remember when I first started working here we used to sell some of the Prevage stuff and I loved her Anti Aging Daily Serum.  I was 21 at the time so I probably didn't... see post
abinormal
Toxic Ingredients in Cosmetics
Lately I've been reading articles about all of these scary ingredients in my cosmetics. Things like heavy metals and parabens. Is this something to be worried about? Where can I find unbiased/objective information about this issue?   Thanks very much!
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BUFF TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
It is pretty hard to condense down all the information out there!   The standards from what is US FDA acceptable vary from what the EU considers acceptable. There is v... see post
RMOR86
Makeup for the office?
I have a basic 9-5 office job, and lately, I've been over-doing it with the makeup! 1) because I have a lot of new goodies and 2) because it's fun! I was wondering what a good neutral/natural would look like. Show me some looks or what you guys wear during the week! Thanks :-)
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irenet
BEAUTY MASTER irenet / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I know how you feel. You want to change it up everyday and play but you need work  appropriate make up. It doesn't have to mean boring. What I do is a natural eye with n... see post
Cupcakecandy
Looking for a red blush...
Which ones are your favorites? I'm thinking I might try Nars Siam Matte Multiple, but I'd love to hear some other better( and less expensive ) suggestions. I want a true red and something that will blend really easily. Thank youuu!!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
No problem! :)!! see post
akhorounjaia
I bought a brush from Sephora and never used it....
And I still have the receipt. The only thing I don't have is the plastic film that had the bar code on it. Can I not return it?
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Akhorounjaia,   I suggest reaching out to your local Sephora Store http://www.sephora.com/store-locations-events?searchTerm=stores&_requestid=123233 prior to visi... see post
RMOR86
What's my color?
I need to upload a pic soon...but I am very pale with rosacea (redddd cheeks) that I cover up with foundation. I just dyed my hair a light reddish brown. I am totally clueless as to what color blush would look good on me. I have several: Nars Orgasm (too shimmery for my liking) Tarte True Love (too red), Tarte Achiote (too dark), Tarte Peaceful (not bad for a light coral), Stila Color Converter in Peony (not a fan of cream blush), and Tarte Flush (too purply), oh and also a NYX in a medium pink color, it's not too bad. I really do love MATTE & POWDER blushes.............maybe someone could give me a few suggestions. Thanks!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A fan brush can also cut down on packing on so much of it too! :D  see post
rel0333
looking for the best fiber mascara
MarciaBrady
BEAUTY PRO MarciaBrady / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I've had good results with Tarte's Best in Faux. It does take some time and attention while applying it to get the best results and to avoid getting the fibers in your e... see post
annypoo
Coastal Scents Revealed palette
Has anyone tried this palette? Reviews for it look good on MUA and Emily N on youtube raved about it. 
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dolceloure
HALL OF FAMER dolceloure / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
oh, no! Why'd you say that?? I'm on a no-buy (that I've already broken a couple of times :-/ ) *wanders over to Coastal Scents* see post
Emmyxx
No middle ground
I either get extremely dry to the point where my face looks like a desert, or I get extremely oily to the point where my face looks like I went swimming in the BP oil spill. I don't see a direct correlation between hormonal or environmental factors, and I wash my skin with oil controling soap along with using an oil controling lotion. Besides being completely at a loss when it comes to controlling my skin type, I am also a newbie at high end makeup. I would perfer a light to medium coverage but I would like buildability. Also, stating the obvious, it needs to be mattifying. Any suggestions of a foundation and finishing powder that can help me out? To set the record straight, no I was not attempting to go for the dewey look in any of these pictures
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's going to be tough to navigate your skin and regimen without knowing and being able to research the prescriptions.    Were you diagnosed with eczema or were the pr... see post
kmccowat
I am currently using "Heartbreak by Smashbox" What would an equivalent color be by NARS?
What is the most comparable blush color by NARS that is most equivalent to Smashbox "Heartbreak"?
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi kmccowat,    To match the Smashbox "Heartbreak"      Try using Nars "Dolce Vita" which is also described as a dusty rose shade:     Or try t... see post
sellyka
if my color IQ is 1R06 which NARS creamy concelar i need to use?????? thanks
if my color IQ is 1R06 which NARS creamy concelar i need to use?????? thanks
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gmoss90
BEAUTY PRO gmoss90 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Good luck finding out!  I'm 1R05 and the system doesnt recognize that!  see post
begonia46
Becca now @ Ulta
Hi, thought some of you might want to  know the shimmering skin perfector pressed powder is available there in Rose Gold.  I know some of you have been waiting...free shipping too.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Check again! I just checked and we have a good amount of units still left:) see post
tessie84
Is anyone else loving the Givenchy Fall 2014 Collection?
Saw Temptalia's post a couple of days ago on the Givenchy Fall collection for this year, and it's all so beautiful -- from the packaging to the colors. I mean, look at the burgundy leather encasement for the Le Rouge lipsticks! However, the only one I will probably get is the Blush Memoire De Forme Pop Up Jelly Blush in Rose Extravagant -- am I crazy to want to drop $37 on a blush?! :-\ Yikes... However, I feel that between the color and the packaging, it's something that I can admire for a while...as long as it doesn't dry up at some point.   From Make Up 4 All blog   From Fashion Trend Seeker    
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gingaaa
BEAUTY BOSS gingaaa / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'm starting to believe I might be getting a cancellation of order notification, since it was OOS immediately after I ordered and listed as permanently OOS.  The order i... see post