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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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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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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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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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What is the best product to use that both conceals and highlights?
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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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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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I used Gerbera 14 Convertible color and I don't see that color anymore.  Which is the closest?
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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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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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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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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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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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  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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  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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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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Hello, I use Makeup forever Matte velvet foundation in vanilla #35. I would like to get two shades darker but its harder than I thought to eye the correct shade. I don't live close to a Sephora, so I'm trying to purchase it online. Thank you for your time!  
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I use the duo mat foundation powder in 202. What would be the best color match in the Sephora collections smoothing and brightening concealer?   
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ive noticed for past few months since ive been applying a more full coverage face that my make up is starting to crack around mouth....forehead..and around nose. I use different foundations like the Maybelline new matte/poreless during the week and weekends I use Este Lauder double wear make up. I first wash....than use my toner to mattify my very OILY skin, than moisturize with oil of olay cream....than I apply rimmel primer. I wait about 10-15 mins before I even put on my make up. I apply it with a stippling brush my foundation....I do one coat than add some concealer to my dark spots around my face...after a few mins I go again with 2nd coat of make up....sometimes I do 3 coats but around my cheeks since I have dark spots there.....than I wait about 15-25 mins so make up sets in my skin after that I use a powder to set it. After about an hour or so I notice it starting to crack a bit and a couple hours I even notice my cheek area start to crack. Not sure what im doing wrong or if I need to use different method or maybe im putting on too much make up either way I need HELP!!!! thanks
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This is just a random rant post about...can you guess...? Contouring!! I am sick of hearing about contouring right now. I feel like the beauty industry has taken this concept and is absolutely beating everyone upside the head about it. Every makeup brand I can think of is promoting a magical contouring palette, youtube & Instagram is full of contouring tutorials and most should just be labeled "how to turn a woman into a drag queen." The crazy thing is that for most most women, contouring is not a part of our day-to-day beauty routine!! So why all this sense of urgency about contouring?? I have some ideas, but this isn't a column now is it?    Anyway, just ranting...     
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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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I'm trying to color match myself for the Dior airflash foundation since there's not a Dior counter when I live! I'm 3N2 wheat in Estee lauder double wear, 6.5 in Giorgio Armani luminous silk, and olive in BECCA foundation. Any suggestions for the Dior foundation? Thanks in advance!
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So I've been on the hunt for a good travel palette that I could customize with a powder, blusher, shadow, lipstick (maybe). I've been wanting something that I could just keep in my gym bag or purse for day-to-night touchups, or for the times I like to go hang out after my gym sessions. I'll be honest I dislike going elsewhere for my beauty needs. I like the satisfaction of purchasing from my favorite beauty brands and racking up rewards points. However, I looked all over Sephora and a product such as what I described doesn't exist. Yes, I found about 2-3 mini touchup palettes but the reviews weren't that great and of course being a darker-skinned woman I have to contend with getting the color right. Anyway, I ended up at Inglot and I was able to take advantage of their "Freedom System" which allowed me to put together my own palette with all the items I desired. Total cost was about $60-a bargain for all the full-sized items that went into that palette. The only drawback was that the palette was a little heavy and it doesn't have a mirror. But it just got me thinking why doesn't Sephora have a customized palette service (beyond just eyeshadows)? The SEPHORA COLLECTION brand carries such a broad range of product so it would seem doable within that brand.    Idk, has anyone else discovered a great travel palette that minimizes the need to carry around a bunch of stuff? I like the one I got from Inglot, but I'm still curious if there's anything else out there. Here's a pic of what I got: 
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I was late on the Divergent/Sephora collab last year.  Assuming there is no collab this year for the Insurgent movie since it has not  come out yet and the movie is out...?
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Since spring is coming, I really want to go for a more "no makeup makeup" look. I usually wear foundation, but really no one at my school wears much makeup and I feel awkward wearing heavy makeup. I have really problematic skin, so lighter coverage probably won't cover all of it, but it's come to the point where I don't really care since I'd rather look more natural.    I have combination-oily skin with an insanely oily t-zone, and I'm also very acne prone (mainly on my forehead) and have some dark marks all over my forehead. I've tried the Smashbox BB cream, and so far I like it, but I'm open to suggestions! I also tried the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer, but the finish is too dewy for me. I'd prefer a satin/semi-matte finish and nothing that will make me even more oily.   Since I'm using lighter coverage, I still need a concealer to cover up the seriously large zits. I've heard good things about MUFE Full Cover Concealer, but I'm afraid that the texture is really thick and greasy and I'm worried it'll make me oily. Is the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer good? I want something full coverage without having a thick texture.   
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heard that HD foundtion is excellent.  Is it?  How do I select  a shade.  Currently use clinque  continuous coverage - ivory. have med-light skin tone and was told that I have blue understones and to use yellow tones as concealer.   not even sure what that is anymore since that was a long time ago.  any suggestions. also need a really good concealer to hide dark circles - use clinque brand that was discontinued.  thank you much. 
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Looking for recommendations for foundation, preferably powder, that is hydrating, doesn't cake in in the fine lines and that looks good on fair skin.  I have been through many so many products now that haven't been hydrating or just simply don't match my skin.  Even though I am fair, I am not extremely pale.  So, it's hard finding one that isn't too too white.
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Hey everyone! I just got the UD Naked Skin liquid foundation in shade 1.0 and it matched my yellow toned fair skin pretty well. How do you apply this foundation to get the most coverage? I just applied it for the first time and would love to hear your opinions on the best application technique.   I primed my skin with the Too Faced Hangover Rx, and then applied the foundation by squirting one pump onto the back of my hand, dotting the foundation on my face with my finger, repeating with another pump, and patting it in (not buffing) with my Sigma F80. My cheeks still had some redness so I tried squirting one pump onto the F80 and buffed it in.    Thanks for your help!