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Best brush for applying powder highlighter?
Hi everyone!    I've been on the hunt for a good brush that applies the right amount of highlighter. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!   Thanks in advance
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BEAUTY MAVEN tinytiff101 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thanks so much for all the great recommendations! I just might have to try all of these :P! see post
All-Time Fav' Eyeshadow Palette
Okay so I am having the hardest time picking a really good pigmented eyeshadow palette.  Nothing overly expensive or anything.   What is everyone's all-time fav' eyeshadow palette that they would purchase over and over again and use basically on a daily basis?   I am hindu, so i have light-medium skin color.  Some shadow colors don't look that great on me. like dark browns as my skin is already in that area lol...if a palette were to have those i would use it just as a underline on my waterline if that makes sense.   i love colorful colors and matte colors and especially golds. But i am interested in ones that have a varity of colors yet that suit warm/cool toned skin i am neutral in that department.  and something that is not an over-sized palette lol.   any suggestionss????
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BEAUTY WHIZ Rin418 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I absolutely LOVE my Urban Decay Naked palette (the original) for your completion I'd recommend the Urban Decay Vice Palette 3 either the limited edition or the regular ... see post
Under-Eye Setting Powder
I am looking for a good under-eye setting powder.  I know that Jaclyn Hill uses or well most beauty youtuber's use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder but that comes in the palette and they don't seem to sell it just by itself.  The Anastasia seems to be the most popular I have seen when I watch makeup videos online.   Are there any other ones that are just as good but not in a palette?
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HALL OF FAMER jisub89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you don't mind loose powders, I would recommend Laura Mercier's Secret Brightening Powder. It's very finely milled and applies sheer but still has a nice brightening ... see post
Always thought I was yellow toned, but was recommended a pink toned product
I'm curious on what you ladies would do.  I've always thought foundation products with a very slight yellow hue match my skin best (I've been 1Y07 or 1Y06 when using colorIQ in stores).  But when I talked to a Cover FX rep at the Rouge event she thought my tones were more pink and convinced me to buy the P30.  In fairness, the G30 was WAY too yellow for my skin so I was thinking I'd be more of a neutral in this line.  She only tested the product on my neck since I had a full face of makeup on and it seemed fine but I'm nervous.  I explained my hesitation to her for all the reasons above and she said just to return it if I didn't like it, but I try to use that only as a very last resort.   What would you do?
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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This thread totally touches on how confusing foundations have gotten. It seems like some lines suggest offsetting your undertones with a shade that has the opposite unde... see post
Dose of Colors Terra Collection In Stock Now!
I just ordered it! Yay!!
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! see post
Dior Star
is the dior star foundation supposed to be long lasting? on the box it says to reapply every 2 hours
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Really?  That's unusual.     I am am unfamiliar with Dior Star but does it have sunscreen?   That's usually the rule with sunscreen for it to be fully effective.   see post
Best face brush set?
I currently own Eco Tools brushes but am looking to invest in a high end brush set. I am not really interested in eye brushes because I do own a Kat Von D set. I was looking more more for a powder brush, blush brush, bronze brush, contour brush and a highlight brush. Any recommendations or suggestion of your favorite set? Thank you in advance!!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @rodriguesv,   I agree with @HoneydewK! I usually buy my brushes individually. My favorite brush is the SEPHORA COLLECTION Classic Multitasker Powder Brush #45! I... see post
Bite Lip Lab Sephora color of the month!
OMG Bite lipsticks are my weakness!   http://www.sephora.com/lip-lab-limited-release-cre me-deluxe-lipstick-P392929?skuId=1691773&country_s ...
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HALL OF FAMER lachaton / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
On the product page, it just happened to appear as in stock and it could be added to the cart. I'm guessing someone finally noticed and changed it to OOS for now! see post
Limited edition items of the past
Hi ladies! (and some gents )   So recently I developed an obsession with getting my hands on the LE MAC Archie's Girls collection. I finally got all the items I wanted from Ebay, so I wanted to share! My last two looks on the What Are You Wearing Today thread used the blush in the picture. How cute is the packaging? It brings back teenage nostalgia for me. I'm sad I missed out on it when it was released, but I just wasn't that into makeup at the time and didn't know of its existence.     Anyway, this got me thinking...what item or items, now discontinued or hard to find, have you been obsessed with getting your hands on? I know for some people, it's Meteorites, and I also saw a LE Tom Ford blush in the hauls thread!   Feel free to share pictures if you have them
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HALL OF FAMER sparklekai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
it is coral crush!!! i love that palette!!! i need romancing the glow to complete my circle collection!   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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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
FYI:  Tom Ford Black Orchid and velvet Orchid (perfume) is 10% off at Nordies today.   I wonder if Nordies is price matching the lowest BI sale discount amount.  see post
Lightest BB or CC Cream
Hello, I could use some recommendations, have never used a BB or CC cream before. Is there something out there that I could order online & have it be the right shade? I am 67 with fair, normal-to-dry skin. When I've used tinted moisturizers in the past, I usually get a very light shade. For 3 years, I've been using Jane Iredale loose powder in "Satin". It has great coverage, but I'm getting kind of tired of it. I am not sure whether to try a BB or a CC. If I put powder over it, I don't need SPF in the cream. Mainly I'd like to brighten, cover redness & reduce the appearance of large pores. Thanks for any help! (I was about to choose Clinique Age Defense & then read too many reviews saying it was heavy & difficult to apply).
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BEAUTY SAVANT HoneydewK / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Banila.co cc cream is really light, although it doesn't really have much coverage. It covers mild redness but wouldn't cover troubles if you have any. It's not drying at... see post
Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème Lipsticks?
I need swatches!!! As I see the new collection fly out of stock online, I've been scouring the internet for swatches to get a better feel of how the shades look. Most of them also look to be multiple shades of pink on the Sephora site, which doesn't seem to match up with the shade descriptions provided. Can anyone share their experiences so that, you know, I'm hopefully not compelled to get 18 out of 20 of them?
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HALL OF FAMER lyravega / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yasss! see post
Josie Maran! 8-)
Hello everyone!   I want to see some raised hands on this question--   how many of you ladies just LOVE Josie Maran products?!?!?! I am still young- okay? But that doesn't stop me from using anti aging products- okay, but seriously, Josie Maran is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!  :: round of applause::  So, let's see. I use Josie Maran Argan oil, (great for face&cuticules!) Argan creamy concealer crayon, color stick, whipped argan body butter, argan balm, lip treatments, yes... You name it.. I have ALOT of JM produc; but hey, at the same time, I'm doing my skin a great big favor by treating it nicely by using good products! (and of course my skin pays me back with gorgeous skin results!) (LOL!) So, what I want to know, is if you have tried Josie Maran, what is/are your favorite products and why?   Josie Maran rocks!<3
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BEAUTY BUFF Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The Josie Maran live chat is going to be tomorrow, (April 21st) from noon to 1pm. :-) see post
Which Anastasia contour palette is best for medium tan skin?
For reference, I use Bare Minerals medium tan original powder foundation.
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mklange2 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks for your help! I know that a lot of people like the banana color from the light to medium palette for highlighting under the eyes. Would the light to medium palet... see post
Color match
I use color 320 Bisque W for Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H. What color should I use for Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup Octinoxate?  
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @zliu09,   Based on the foundation you currently wear, I recommend the Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup Octinoxate Sunscreen SPF 15 in #6. #6 will be slightly... see post
Bought the giant Lash Stash collection...how do I return the ones I don't like
I got the big pack of LashStash mascaras and am way excited about finding the perfect mascara that will work for me.  However, so far I hate one of them (Lancome Hypnose Drama).  I think for a higher end mascara it is awful.  I am wondering how to go about getting a partial refund.  Should I contact the mascara company itself or go into a Sephora store?   UPDATE : Thank you to so many people who took my questions and posts seriously and responded kindly. It is my first thread and I am new to Sephora, the brands it sells, and this BeautyTalk community.   Since this became a lengthy thread so quickly, I thought I would give a quick recap of how I resolved my issue, and save some time for people who might be in the same circumstance I was and unsure how to proceed.     But before you read how I resolved the issue, I wanted you to get a picture of how I view myself as a customer.  You should know that to me every $1 is 100 hard earned pennies.  And if I put my money down for product, regardless of its size, I expect it to deliver.  In addition to being vocal about products through word of mouth, blogging, etc., I firmly believe in communicating with those directly involved with a product's production and distribution.  And through honest communication with companies about how I truly feel about their product, they almost always thank me reaching out to them (from as simple as nice thank you letter to as large as a coupon for free product).  So here's what happened:   I bought the $45 Sephora Favorites LashStash Deluxe 11-piece sampler (NO voucher) with the expectation that while I may not love everyone, that each one should be high-end performance-wise.  I also expected to use them all up and for it to last me a LONG time (think back to my $1 meaning a lot to me).  Years ago, I had previously fallen in love with They're Real and so I had something to judge the others against.  The first one I tried happened to be the Lancome Hypnose Drama and it was just not delivering.  So I watched some instructional videos and tried again.  Still not delivering (extremely strong smelling, clumpy and made my eye lashes stick together). So the vocal side of me starts wanting to let the company know and rectify the situation (yes, I'm talking about expecting a partial refund, exchange, etc.)  But I had only previously corresponded with companies who make lower-end products.  So what were the rules with Sephora and Lancome?  Was Lancome like Costco where they stood by what they sold so much that they would take care of everything?  Or like a Supercenter where you had to contact the manufacturer?  I was not sure and so decided to post my question to BeautyTalk and glean from your wealth of knowledge. So I posted and ya'll let me know that you cannot do partial returns/exchanges with Sephora--either return all the mascaras or none.  But neither one appealed to me.  I didn't want to give up on the others after the first failure.  I also didn't want to stand idly by and just be okay with a high-end product under-performing.   So I reached out again and most people agreed that contact with Lancome or both was best.  I also learned that there were new Stash sets out that had a voucher with them (and was like, "that is the best deal ever" and also bummed that they didn't include one in my kit). So I first called Sephora and the phone call was very rushed but polite and at the end she basically said that she was sorry that I couldn't get voucher but would add a certain amount of points to my account.  I really am not familiar with the point thing but from some of your comments, it is a way to get a free sample...cool. I still wanted to let Lancome know about my bad experience with their mascara.  Lancome makes the product and is the one ultimately responsible for its formula and how it delivers, after-all.  I waited for a SUPER LONG time to speak with someone, then got transferred, then dropped, and then a SUPER LONG time again.  But it was so worth it.  The Lancome consultant listened to everything and I asked her for tips and she documented my likes and dislikes.  Then she said she would mail me a check to purchase THE EXACT SAME SERIES of mascara (to the confused commenter it was NOT a full refund of the $45) because mine was obviously defective.  And I said, but the mascara was a little one, that is too much.  Then she said it was a gesture of kindness and to please give the company another try and highly recommended that I purchase over a Lancome counter instead of Sephora.  So, of course I said OK, sounds good to me.  And I will do as agreed.  Never in the conversation was I rude to the workers or demand compensation.  I did expect something, but not to the degree it was given.  Which only cements in my mind that Lancome (and kind of Sephora) are smart about wanting to help customers because we BUY their product with our hard-earned money. The company is entitled to make their own policy and direct their customer service to do as the company says.  The same goes with the stores who sell the company's product.  And the customer (that would be me and YOU) are also entitled to speak out to them and as many parties that we want.   Enough said.  It's time for bed.
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HALL OF FAMER itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I got a Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner.  I stole my mom's once and I liked it, so I bought my own and when it came to me, it was much more dried out than her liner was, and I ... see post
Show me your nails!
I'm loving this nail polish from Nails Inc. I used the superfood base coat, Nailkale in Victoria and finished it off with the 45 second top coat.  The color is so rich and easy to apply.   
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HALL OF FAMER vegchililover78 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love your glittery pink toe nails! see post
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue
Do I use bare minerals powder over the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue? What about concelaer, I have dark undereye circles - Do I need a concelaler for dark circles while using Complexion Rescue?   Also, I wear Bare Minerals in Light. What would I use in Complexion Rescue?
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Mayfleur1979 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much! I have been using the well rested powder under my eyes as a concealer. It's not really getting the job done. Any suggestions for under eye concealer t... see post
Mixers for Cover FX Drops?
Hi all!  I have the new Cover FX Drops and, so far, really like using them with my Paula's Choice SPF moisturizers.  I can get any level of coverage I want along with the benefits of moisturizer and SPF.   Just curious, though, what skincare or primer products (hopefully with SPF) have been tried by others to obtain a satin finish with the drops.   Looking forward to answers on this-great product!    
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HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I found that mixing with my NARS did nothing also haha. I think the NARS foundation is just already so pigmented that it's kind of the same. see post
Best shade of Lipliner
I am currently using the Aqua Rouge lipstick from Makeup  Forever in Rosewood.  What would be the best lipliner for that color?
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HALL OF FAMER itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'd go with the aqua rouge lip pencil in 2C, also called Rosewood.  They made the lip liners to match with the lip pencils so I don't see a reason to reinvent the wheel.... see post
new at contouring
Im new at contouring and i am in 3Y08 in color and have oily skin which contour color would you recommend if i only want one color. And which brush would you guys recommend
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BEAUTY BOSS MNSnowPrincess / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I would recommend the Smashbox contouring powder! For me the sticks tend to shift if you don't put enough finishing powder on them. The powder is great because it absorb... see post
Tarte foundation
Looking for advice for a color match for the tarte foundation, there are so many colors to choose from that I'm getting confused.    I use to use tan in the tarte maracuja miracle foundation but found it a little too orange and too dark.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Alleykitkat,   I'll be happy to match your foundation shade in the tarte  Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 ! Can you please reply to the ... see post
New foundation, concealer, and finishing powder NEEDED
I am looking for a new foundation that is moderate coverage, but does not leave a matte or a heavy powder appearance which seems to make fine lines and pores ten times worse. I am currently using Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation and not liking the finished product. I am also curious if using Dr. Jart+ CC Essence Balm, Dr. Jart+ BB Bounce Beauty Balm, AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, or something similar to Lancôme MIRACLE CUSHION Liquid Cushion Compact Foundation. Also, I am looking for concealer other than the benefit watts up or benefit flawless brightning concealer. Open to other products. Finishing powders that wont amplify the current issues for setting my makeup? Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Powder?
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SPECIAL GUEST olylyn18 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
No I havent, but I read it the product description, is there a color I should choose? I'm quite pale with pink undertone?  see post
Best mascara for very long but light lashes?
I have long lashes but they are dark blonde, I'm looking for definition and volume without clumping or the nasty spider look. Currently using Clinique high impact and just got a sample of the Too Faced Better Than Sex but I hate how clumpy my lashes get with both of them! Don't want to spend too much time combing them out every day. What are your suggestions?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @akwood,   I recommend the Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll. I love this mascara because it instantly separates my lashes and provides v... see post
Foundation
I have oily skin, i'm looking for long wearing foundation that will last and not budge and won't leave me any oilier than what i already am. So i can't decide whether i should purchase Estee Lauder Double wear Foundation or Nars all day luminous foundation? Any tips?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @brebecca35,   I also have oily skin and it took me a very long time to find the right foundation! I have worn the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and the Nar... see post
Help with Koh Gen Do foundation color matching
I currently wear Koh Gen Do's Aqua foundation in shade 213. I love everything about it, but it is getting too light for summer. What color would be one shade darker but still have the same yellow undertone? 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi luxbeautyluv,   Koh Gen Do's Aqua Foundation does not come in any darker shades with the same undertone. I am very sorry about that. :(   If you are looking f... see post
Eye base primer
I have tried both Urban Decay and Kat Von D's but neither help with that pop of color I am looking for. I have neutral tan skin and some colors (like from Kat Von D's Chrysalis) just don't show up the way I would like them to. It's funny because they look great on my arm but don't show up as well on my eyes.    I have also tried a white base one (NYX) and it was so so. Still not the results I was hoping for (or see in youtube videos).    Do you have a favorite? And how much do you put on? I have tried a light coating, slathered on, something in the middle, have applied with fingers, brushes, beautyblender and sigh, no pop.    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @AngelZ!   Lately, I've been using the Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer and LOVE it! I've tried many different eyeshadow primers and this one seems to ... see post
Setting Powder
I am just wondering what is a good, highly recommended setting powder?     I have combination skin, so by the time it hits say after lunch, my makeup looks fine...but it just tends to get a little oily around my t-zone area.   I have two foundations, but use only one or the other depending on my mood. lol  One is the MUFE Mat Velvet and the other is the Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Foundation.   I do have a little bit of the MUFE HD Microfinish one.  I have been using that as a setting powder...but wondering if there is another one that is highly recommended? Or just stick with that one?   Any suggestions?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ntailor,   I have combination to oily skin and I am obsessed with Make Up For Ever's Super Matte Loose Powder. This powder keeps me shine-free for hours and looks... see post
contouring for asian skin?
looking for a good contouring powder for asian skin - i am currently using nars contouring but i don't LOVE it (which is quite sad considering i love nars products) because i think the color is more for someone with pink undertones   i prefer powders over creams, and am looking for contouring (i.e. one/more light, one/more dark) and not bronzing powder   also will not wear any powders that are tested on animals
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi applesoda31,   I recommend trying the Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer in the shade Park Avenue Princess. Although it is labeled as a bronzer, I find... see post
Favorite Base Coats and Top Coats
What are some of your favorite base coats and tops coats?   I generally like a strengthening base coat just to keep my nails strong and healthy.  I recently finished off a Sephora by OPI one.  Currently, I've been using Bridge the Ridge from Sally's Beauty Supply.  I helps to fill in minor dents and ridges that can come up from time to time due to a rough glitter removal.  At least that's what I use it for lol.  It dries really fast and to a matte finish.    I have a variety of topcoats.  I use to use Seche Vite, but it can sometimes shrink polish and cause it to come off in whole pieces.  Right now, I've been been using the Out The Door topcoat.  I really like it!  I also love my NYC Matte Me Crazy topcoat.  It dries fast,and it's super durable!  I was very surprised about that.  I use my Cina Top Coat and bonder when I use nail art pieces, glitter or rhinestones.
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HALL OF FAMER lnum / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Does anybody have experience with the Nails Inc. Nailkale base coat? I'm thinking of buying it during this sale.  see post