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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. Spring 2016: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Summer 2016: Have you picked up anything from the collection so far?  Do tell! 
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HALL OF FAMER m26430 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Has anyone purchased/designed their own pro palette from the Nars website?    I'm really tempted to buy a small palette and fill it up with Nars blushes. Expensive, bu... see post
Ciate smouldering eye palette vs Too faced chocolate Bon Bons palette
Hi guys! I'm trying to choose between the Olivia Palermo x Ciate smouldering eye palette and the Too faced chocolate Bon bons palette. Is there anyone who owns both and can compare the quality for me? Or even just vote which one seems better. I don't own a lot of eye-shadow palettes, and I am looking for great quality eye-shadows. Thanks for your help!
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BEAUTY BOSS sinfully / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I own one of the ciate palettes and bon bons. The ciate shadows are softer more buttery feeling and pigmented. The too faced shadows can be on the dryer side but have go... see post
Hourglass Liquid to Powder - few shades for contouring
Hey guys! I use Hourglass Liquid to Powder Makeup and I was wondering – has anyone tried to use a few shades of this amazing formula in the same time to contour? I mean, for example, I use Vanilla. How will it look If I would use a darker shade to contour? Has anyone tried it? I live in Israel so unfortunately I can't come to a store and try it out. Anyone?
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Tatcha Lipsticks
Has anyone tried these?  I just got an email from them announcing their Spring release, the Plum Blossom 23-Karat lipstick.  It's a gorgeous color (rose/nude) and I'm dying to get it.  But for $55?!!?   I figure someone on BT must have tried their lipstick.  I'd love to get some feedback, about their lipsticks in general and/or this color in particular.  I like their skincare, so have high hopes for this, but their lipstick is a mystery to me.  Any help?
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BEAUTY GURU Nerisai / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Sooo...the $25 coupon doesn't work with the lipstick anymore. I tried it with a regular skincare item, and it worked, with the lipstick in the basket. Took the skincare ... see post
Upcoming BITE Beauty Releases
With all of the various threads dedicated to particular brands, I thought it would be fun to have one specifically for BITE Beauty. This thread is for talking about current products, upcoming releases and general brand love!   Upcoming: February 23 | Amuse Bouche Lipstick | 34 shades (permanent) $26         http://www.sephora.com/amuse-bouche-lipstick-P4050 57   Current: Matte Crème Lip Crayon | Pastille, Red Velvet, Blood Orange, Pink Lady, Rosehip, Blanc (permanent) $24                                                           http://www.sephora.com/product/P387705   Luminous Crème Lipstick | Bellini, Mimosa, Kir Royale (LE) $24              http://www.sephora.com/product/P283903 Past Releases: Spoiler (Highlight to read) (2015) Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Series 001 - 012 (LE) (Holiday 2015) Mix N Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos (LE) (Holiday 2015) Best BITE Rewind Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon Set (LE) (Holiday 2015) BITE Discovery Set (LE) (CA Exclusive) 'Mauvember' Luminous Crème Lipstick (LE) (US exclusive) Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick (LE) Opal Matte Crème Lipstick (permanent) Opal Crème Lip Gloss (permanent) (CA exclusive) Maple Matte Crème Lipstick (LE) (CA exclusive) Maple Agave Lip Mask (permanent)  (2015) Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Series 001 - 012 (LE)(Holiday 2015) Mix N Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos (LE)(Holiday 2015) Best BITE Rewind Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon Set (LE)(Holiday 2015) BITE Discovery Set (LE)(CA Exclusive) 'Mauvember' Luminous Crème Lipstick (LE)(US exclusive) Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick (LE)Opal Matte Crème Lipstick (permanent)Opal Crème Lip Gloss (permanent)(CA exclusive) Maple Matte Crème Lipstick (LE)(CA exclusive) Maple Agave Lip Mask (permanent)   
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HALL OF FAMER Samtian / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Haha it reminds me of blood. see post
Q. recommend palette to complement my current ones?
Hellooo! So currently this is my lineup:   - Naked 2 - Naked Smokey - Naked Basics 1 - bh 88 matte   I'm considering: - KVD Shade + Light - Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte - Too Faced Chocolate Bar - Open to other suggestions!   I'd looove to get all of them, but alas, I am poor and can only shell out for one.. so which do I get?!    CRITERIA: - Would like more reddish tones - Complements what I currently have (not too much overlap in colors) - I prefer mattes, but I don't mind a couple shimmers. - My skin tone is umm.. tan asian skin? (I'd say my skin shade is similar to Jamie Chung's.)   Would love to hear your guys' advice, thank you!!
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HALL OF FAMER ShannonAlexis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hmm, I wouldn't say any of those have reddish tones. Maybe the Tartelette in Bloom. KVD is coming out with small versions of the Shade/Light palette and one of them is R... see post
Nars Dual Intensity in Cressida
Will Sephora get the new Nars dual intensity eyeshadow in Cressida? It is part of the Spring 2016 collection. Kari and Tarvos are already available at Sephora, but Cressida isn't (in Canada, at least. It is available in France).
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Weekly Color Challenge V.2.0
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Grey/Silver! Grey/Silver! Hey folks! Come join me in a color challenge!   The [original] 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!   Sprytely edition addition:  I will be adding some fun (hopefully, lol) bonus challenges. Let us know if your look qualifies for a bonus!    Schedule Jan 24-March 5th: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Jan 24-Jan 30th: Wildcard! Pick a palette and/or lipstick line for the week and try to come up with as many different looks as possible! Jan 31-Feb 6th: Moss green Feb 7-Feb 13th: Grey/silver Feb 14-Feb 20th: pink Feb 21-Feb 27: bronze Feb 28-March 5: white* *super challenge Jan 24-Jan 30th: Wildcard! Pick a palette and/or lipstick line for the week and try to come up with as many different looks as possible!Jan 31-Feb 6th: Moss greenFeb 7-Feb 13th: Grey/silverFeb 14-Feb 20th: pinkFeb 21-Feb 27: bronzeFeb 28-March 5: white**super challenge   Grey and Silver are very versatile colors! Why? Because they're NEUTRALS! This means that they pair well with, well.. Can you think of anything they don't look good with?! Generally with makeup when we think neutral we think kind of brown/nude/"skin" colors. Let's see if we can challenge that!   Swatches and Inspiration: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bonus Challenges: Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Mix your metals! Silver and gold, silver and copper, silver and bronze...three at a time?! -I still want to see some false lashes! -Mix your metals! Silver and gold, silver and copper, silver and bronze...three at a time?!-I still want to see some false lashes!  
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HALL OF FAMER Sprytely / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wish I turned things purple just by existing! lol Unsurprisingly, I love this! see post
Drugstore TSB
Hi everyone,   I've been cleaning out my stash and have a TON of drugstore products I'd like to pass along to others, so I was thinking of starting a drugstore TSB for anyone who's interested.    If you'd like to participate, you must have at least 500 hearts. Once we have a confirmed list of participants, I'll ask that everyone PM their shipping address on to the person before them.    Since I live in a tiny town with no nearby shelters to donate to, Missey1973 has agreed to take the box at the end of the round and donate it to her local shelter, where she has taken a previous TSB. (I want to add that Missey mentioned that there are guys at the shelter as well, so definitely feel free to include men's products if you have any!)   Pretty standard TSB rules: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Rules DO INCLUDE: -new and gently used beauty products -sample and full size items are all ok -mainly drugstore products, but high end products are welcome too -labels for anything that's used/swatched -sanitized products if they're used/swatched -pictures of your proposed trades, and await the approval of a couple other members before shipping it off -the same amount or more than what you take -men's products if you have any DO NOT INCLUDE: -anything gross or items that can't be adequately sanitized -premade samples -less than what you took -Heavily used items (unless someone requests it specifically) SHIPPING: -We'll use a USPS large flat rate box for priority shipping ($17.90) -Please post the tracking number once you ship the box -Please don't hold on to the box for more than three days. RulesDO INCLUDE:-new and gently used beauty products-sample and full size items are all ok-mainly drugstore products, but high end products are welcome too-labels for anything that's used/swatched-sanitized products if they're used/swatched-pictures of your proposed trades, and await the approval of a couple other members before shipping it off-the same amount or more than what you take-men's products if you have anyDO NOT INCLUDE:-anything gross or items that can't be adequately sanitized-premade samples-less than what you took-Heavily used items (unless someone requests it specifically)SHIPPING:-We'll use a USPS large flat rate box for priority shipping ($17.90)-Please post the tracking number once you ship the box-Please don't hold on to the box for more than three days. So, who's interested?   Edit: Depending on how quickly we get a list going, I'm aiming to send this box out some time in the 2nd week of February.   Starting: DolceLoure (sent: 2/8/16   9505513476776039099045)  1. Onceuponatime45 2. Buggirl 3. Sprytely 4. JazaChai 5. StephaniLynn 6. blondesluv2shop 7. kelloua 8. DolceLoure 9. Missey1973 (will do her trades and then donate the goodies to local shelter)  
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HALL OF FAMER dolceloure / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not sure if they'll make it to me, but the Milani lippies! see post
Monthly Beauty Boxes
I'm signed up for Sample Society, Birchbox & just put a subscription in for Beauty Box 5. Anyone else signed up for these? What do you think? I'm not IN LOVE with Birchbox and might cancel next month. I know there are a few more out there also. What's your favorite??
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beautybandit88 / NEWCOMER / replied
i subscribed to birchbox and i liked the stuff i got but i would say about 30% i never used at all and it just stocked up in my cramped bathroom, so i didn't renew. i ha... see post
Need a SERIOUS primer to keep makeup ON my face
I have searched for a good, effective primer for a long, long time. Tried them all, MUFE, Tarte, Becca, etc. Actually easier to list what I have NOT tried! No matter what my foundations break-up/break-down all down my t-zone and actually slide right off of my face.    I have combo/sensitive skin, with an oily t-zone (rest of my face is totally normal). PLEASE help me find a primer that will actually KEEP my makeup on my face!
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BEAUTY WHIZ kilov / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
What foundations are you using?   I use the nivea aftershave balm all over my face and then other more pricey primers for specific issues/desired effect on smaller are... 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   ** MAC SELECT - NEW LOYALTY PROGRAM / US ONLY** Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Flamingo Park - ONLINE NOW & IN STORES NOW     FEBRUARY   Zac Posen - FEB 24 ONLINE, FEB 25 IN STORES Spoiler (Highlight to read)   MARCH MAC x Charlotte Olympia TINASHE eye palette - March 17th ONLINE ONLY Spoiler (Highlight to read) All Hands on Deck – light green shimmer (Veluxe Pearl) Black Water – black with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl) Midnight Sun – shimmer mocha (Satin) Revelry – mauvey purple grey (Fatin) Flame – mint silver shimmer (Veluxe Pearl) Gleam – barely pinked gold (Lustre) Vulnerable – soft pearly purple (Lustre) Amethyst – deep purple with pink pearl (Satin) Quarry – soft muted plum brown (Matte) All Hands on Deck – light green shimmer (Veluxe Pearl)Black Water – black with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl)Midnight Sun – shimmer mocha (Satin)Revelry – mauvey purple grey (Fatin)Flame – mint silver shimmer (Veluxe Pearl)Gleam – barely pinked gold (Lustre)Vulnerable – soft pearly purple (Lustre)Amethyst – deep purple with pink pearl (Satin)Quarry – soft muted plum brown (Matte) HALSEY Lipstick - March 31st ONLINE ONLY   APRIL DEJ LOAF Lipglass - April 14th ONLINE ONLY LION BABE Liquidlast Liner - April 28th ONLINE ONLY   MAY MAC x Chris Chang Spoiler (Highlight to read) MAC x Chris Chang   Cream Colour Base Peony Pavilion Rich Coral Sock It Xiqu   Eye Shadows Electric Mandarin Mu Mu Bloom Pale Pipa Royal Woo   Lipsticks Cloud Gait DDDevilish Gold XIXI Plum Princess Vermillion Vee   Fluidline Blacktrack   Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Pressed Powder MAC x Chris Chang  Cream Colour BasePeony PavilionRich CoralSock It Xiqu Eye ShadowsElectric MandarinMu Mu BloomPale PipaRoyal Woo LipsticksCloud GaitDDDevilishGold XIXIPlum PrincessVermillion Vee FluidlineBlacktrack Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Pressed Powder Coming soon in 2016 MAC x Selena MAC x Brooke Candy Part 2 New Mineralized Skinfinishes New Strobe products New cream highlight/contour Spring/Summer 2016 Mariah Carey Beauty Icon Collection ** mini lipsticks / collection unknown** Future MAC (grey mineralized lipstick) New brow products MAC x Tanya Taylor NYC   ***Updated FEB  8 2016***    
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
After my 3rd email I finally got them to give me credit for my purchases, I'm now 1/3 of the way to the 2nd tier!:D 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 Libellules / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Was just coming to post this! Is this because of the gif I posted? The image on the tom ford website is beyond inaccurate! I wore Drake today for a very important meetin... see post
Best liquid lipstick?
I do this periodically.  I can't judge liquid lipsticks.  Yes, I can tell the difference between 1,000 red regular lipsticks but the liquid ones leave me confused.  So, to update my never ending question, which liquid lipstick is your must have?  Brand, shade, both, whatever.  Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ kilov / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Seconded. I finally recieved my order from Hautelook and it was love at first swipe. Easy to apply, tries matte, very comfortable, and doesn't budge while drinking and s... see post
o Need a foundation to cover imperfections but not thick and cakey!
I have tried numerous samples...trying to find a foundation to cover my imperfections...but I do not want anything thick and cakey that I have to use a beauty blender to blend it out...I prefer to se a brush.  My hunt is still on to find the right one, I have normal to combination skin, definitely not oily..I prefer liquid foundation please help!
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beautybandit88 / NEWCOMER / replied
i absolutely love KVD lipsticks but i had the exact same experience with the lock it foundation. my husband told me i looked like i was wearing a mask. back to the store... see post
Good make-up products
what's a good contouring kit? cream and powder or what do you recommend more so?  also what other products of makeup do you girlies like and recommend to try?!    <3
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Lou1997,   Like lylysa said... plenty of opinions out there in regards to contour kits! When it comes to choosing between creams, powders, and what kind of contou... see post
Lip Liner Match to a Lipstick
When you are trying to match up a lip liner to a lipstick (different brands), does the lip liner need to be darker or lighter than the lip color?
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BEAUTY BOSS virgo87 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
There are some clear liners at the drugstore that aren't bad. L'Oreal and Maybelline each make one. see post
Mask TSB
Mask TSB, ROUND TWO  to start in  March . (Specific date TBD)   Round 1 participants have first dibs on round two, then we follow the waitlist.   Participation Requirements:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) -18 or older -live in the US or Canada (let me know which; Canadians things work a little differently for) -Have 500+ hearts, or be on the successful traders list, or have successfully participated in previous TSBs, all that said, this is at my discretion and if I don't know who you are I will ask around before making a decision -be willing to provide box coordinator(s) with your name, shipping address, and personal e-mail address -be able to afford shipping -be willing to post tracking numbers -be able to photograph and catalogue your ins and outs -be able to get the box back in the mail within four post office business days (so not counting Sundays or Holidays) -18 or older-live in the US or Canada (let me know which; Canadians things work a little differently for)-Have 500+ hearts, or be on the successful traders list, or have successfully participated in previous TSBs, all that said, this is at my discretion and if I don't know who you are I will ask around before making a decision-be willing to provide box coordinator(s) with your name, shipping address, and personal e-mail address-be able to afford shipping-be willing to post tracking numbers-be able to photograph and catalogue your ins and outs-be able to get the box back in the mail within four post office business days (so not counting Sundays or Holidays)     Item requirements: Masks! Sheet, mud, overnight, eye, lip, if it says "mask" on it it's eligible! Unopened products only.   Swap requirements:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) 1:1 Foil for foil Sheet mask for sheet mask DS for DS FS for FS   1:2 FS for DS DS for sheet mask sheet mask for undereye gels (2 SETS)   1:3 FS for sheet mask notes: 1 set of undereye gels = 1 lip mask gel   Of course, if you're feeling generous that's always appreciated! 1:1Foil for foilSheet mask for sheet maskDS for DSFS for FS 1:2FS for DSDS for sheet masksheet mask for undereye gels (2 SETS) 1:3 FS for sheet masknotes:1 set of undereye gels = 1 lip mask gel Of course, if you're feeling generous that's always appreciated!     When the box is ready to retire I will make up "pamper packets" and give them to individuals I know or who are friends of friends in the deaf/deaf-blind community, many of whom fly under the radar for normal charities or assistive programs.   Participants: Spoiler (Highlight to read) (In no particular order yet) Buggirl (5-7) kelloua Samtian Zpsid91 (toward the end) lipstick4soul spotspotcat (first few spots) greenporchlights JazaChai (In no particular order yet)Buggirl (5-7)kellouaSamtianZpsid91 (toward the end)lipstick4soulspotspotcat (first few spots)greenporchlightsJazaChai  Waitlist: Spoiler (Highlight to read) gwenhwyfar mrstrish weeeweeeeeee roseps135 dalidyli carrieloulou laynebr gwenhwyfarmrstrishweeeweeeeeeeroseps135dalidylicar rielouloulaynebr   Canadians: Spoiler (Highlight to read) If any of our lovely Northern ladies are interested I would be happy to do individual swaps from the box contents with you after each US round. I will PM you when I have it in hand and can show you what's in it to see if you're interested.  If any of our lovely Northern ladies are interested I would be happy to do individual swaps from the box contents with you after each US round. I will PM you when I have it in hand and can show you what's in it to see if you're interested.     
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HALL OF FAMER blondesluv2shop / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Count me in! I'm a mask junkie :) see post
Foundation Recommendations
I recently purchased the Too Faced Born This Way foundation and I am completely in love with it, but my oily skin is not. Are there any suggestions for foundations that give a similiar look as the Too Faced, but is better for oily skin?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! Definitely pop into a store and obtain samples if possible so you can test them out and compare them to see which may best work for your skin!  see post
Foundation Help
  I am using MAC studio tech foundation for years now. I have acne prone skin and mild rosacea and mac doesn't make me break out. However it started to feel really heavy on my face. What type of foundation would you recommend? I am looking for full coverage cream foundation and i wouldn't want to spend more than $40 on it. I am color NW20 in MAC Studio Tech. Thank you.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Anchy!   Are you aware of what specific components or ingredients that may lead to breakouts?   With a $40 budget and wanting a full coverage cream, there are th... see post
milk makeup?
can someone explain this to me. i just don't get it. there was so much hype and i got the highlighter which was basically a glitter stick (and i haven't liked glitter like that since my 4th grade art projects) and the lip/cheek thing that was greasy. it's supposed to be high concept, low maintenance so why are there 85 products if it is about the no-makeup look and low maintenance. seems like they tried to manufacture a brand and make it cool and launch a bunch of random stuff...deodarent anyone?!! ha! but the quality is way off and the packaging looks very cheap in person (worse than on sephora.com) and doesn't even function properly. you twist stuff up and it won't go down. anyone share my thoughts?
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I got an email recently that it's being sold at Urban Outfitters, so I think you are bang on with that analysis ;) see post
YELLOW UNDERTONES
I have a huge problem with foundation colors. My skin is light with VERY yellow undertones, the problem here is that I can't find a color that is both light & yellow.   Every light color looks too pink on me (even when it claims it is "with yellow undertones") and the ones that do match my yellow undertones are very dark on me.   The people who work at Sephora always get it wrong, I get it wrong myself and even the Color IQ (I've been matched 3 different times! and it always get it wrong)   THIS IS VERY FRUSTRATING! Please suggest me some foundation with good color range that isn't MUFE HD (that foundation didn't work for me) 
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emily88a / NEWCOMER / replied
I'm also 3y02. I like Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation in Fair Sand. Hope this helps. see post
Invite Only Fragrance TSB
    ***I will also be hosting an OPEN FRAGRANCE TSB in May (unless someone else wants to host one sooner)***   Starting February 22nd ! This fragrance TSB is to share favorite scents and rehome ones that just didn't agree with us from HE and niche/indie brands.   If for some reason I can't weigh in on a trade or this TSB is out while I'm traveling in April and some sort of decision is needed then my co-host Libellules will step in! Yay!   Confirmed participants: Spoiler (Highlight to read) (in no particular order) Libellules (co-host!-middle) sister13 (would prefer a spot near the end) TriesToBoClassy(second half of box) MeganLisa lipstick4soul TheSocialQuota (placement subject to Life) buggirl (middle/5-8 spot) GreenPorchLights (in no particular order)Libellules (co-host!-middle)sister13 (would prefer a spot near the end)TriesToBoClassy(second half of box)MeganLisalipstick4soulTheSocialQuota (placement subject to Life)buggirl (middle/5-8 spot)GreenPorchLights Rules to TSB by: Spoiler (Highlight to read)  -brand equivelancies and/or desirability equivelancies; think about it.  -samples, decants, minis, coffrets can all be lightly used/less than full (don't prove me wrong and be a jerkface, then I'll be sad, and sad Sprytelies are just pathetic) -rollerballs--NEW only, please -please LIST your ins and outs (brand/house, scent, and general size) -mail the box on within 5 post office business days, or let us know ASAP if that's a problem and you need it a little longer (it's a lot of small not necessarily visually interesting stuff to go through! lol and this will give you time to research scents you're unfamiliar with to see if you're interested!)  -ship via either USPS or UPS, this will generally be ground shipping and take longer than usual.  -I will accept donations for the open fragrance TSB I will be hosting in May, if there are samples or minis that you just don't want taking up space in your life anymore! lol  -brand equivelancies and/or desirability equivelancies; think about it. -samples, decants, minis, coffrets can all be lightly used/less than full (don't prove me wrong and be a jerkface, then I'll be sad, and sad Sprytelies are just pathetic)-rollerballs--NEW only, please-please LIST your ins and outs (brand/house, scent, and general size)-mail the box on within 5 post office business days, or let us know ASAP if that's a problem and you need it a little longer (it's a lot of small not necessarily visually interesting stuff to go through! lol and this will give you time to research scents you're unfamiliar with to see if you're interested!) -ship via either USPS or UPS, this will generally be ground shipping and take longer than usual. -I will accept donations for the open fragrance TSB I will be hosting in May, if there are samples or minis that you just don't want taking up space in your life anymore! lol   Let us put together a list of what each person is willing to decant and how many samples they're willing to make and who would be interested (so we're not wasting anything) as well as ISO lists, if you happen to have one.   Tips for decanting: Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Decanting supplies (pipettes and vials) will be included in the TSB for those who don't already have them. -Please label decants CLEARLY -Wait until you see what's in the box and what you want before decanting, that way you'll know you can trade it for something you want! -Decanting supplies (pipettes and vials) will be included in the TSB for those who don't already have them.-Please label decants CLEARLY-Wait until you see what's in the box and what you want before decanting, that way you'll know you can trade it for something you want! Key: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Product name * for each decant they'd be willing to make (names of interested parties)   example: Fresh Cannabis Santal ** (Sprytely) so person X has Fresh's Cannabis Santal, they'd be willing to do two decants but Sprytely is the only interested party. Product name* for each decant they'd be willing to make(names of interested parties) example:Fresh Cannabis Santal ** (Sprytely)so person X has Fresh's Cannabis Santal, they'd be willing to do two decants but Sprytely is the only interested party. Sprytely: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: Serge Lutens Datura Noir** (sister) Serge Lutens fille en anguilles** Serge Lutens Chergui** (sister, GPL) Serge Lutens Five o'clock au gingembre** (GPL, TTBC, libellules) Acgua di Parma Aqua nobile gelsomino*** (sister) Floris Lily of the Valley ** (TTBC) Penhaligon Ostara* (TTBC) Penhaligon LP No.9* L'Artisan Parfeumer Tea for Two *** (GPL, TTBC, libellules) Dior Diorissimo EDT ** Lili Bermuda Mary Celestia **maaaybe* (libellules) ISO: nothing specific, my tastes are all over the place! Could decant erge Lutens Datura Noir** (sister)Serge Lutens fille en anguilles**Serge Lutens Chergui** (sister, GPL)Serge Lutens Five o'clock au gingembre** (GPL, TTBC, libellules)Acgua di Parma Aqua nobile gelsomino*** (sister)Floris Lily of the Valley ** (TTBC)Penhaligon Ostara* (TTBC)Penhaligon LP No.9*L'Artisan Parfeumer Tea for Two *** (GPL, TTBC, libellules)Dior Diorissimo EDT **Lili Bermuda Mary Celestia **maaaybe* (libellules)ISO: nothing specific, my tastes are all over the place! Libellules: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: Chanel Chance EDP***** L'Antichambre Le Chocolat** (sister13, TTBC) L'Antichambre Fir Balsam* L'Antichambre Poivre* (buggirl) Marni EDP***** (Sprytely) Prada Ambre**(TTBC) Serge Lutens Fleur d'Oranger** (sister13, TTBC, Sprytely) Serge Lutens Gris Clair* (TTBC, GPL) Serge Lutens Serge Noire** Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar** (sister13) (buggirl) Tom Ford Amber Absolute** (buggirl, TTBC) Tom Ford Oud Wood* (swiping this one from my BF :x) (Sprytely) Tom Ford Noire Pour Femme* Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille* (GPL) Tom Ford Tuscan Leather** (buggirl) ISO:  I love me some smokey! Also would love to find a gourmand coffee or minty fragrance :x Could decant:Chanel Chance EDP*****L'Antichambre Le Chocolat** (sister13, TTBC)L'Antichambre Fir Balsam*L'Antichambre Poivre* (buggirl)Marni EDP***** (Sprytely)Prada Ambre**(TTBC)Serge Lutens Fleur d'Oranger** (sister13, TTBC, Sprytely)Serge Lutens Gris Clair* (TTBC, GPL)Serge Lutens Serge Noire**Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar** (sister13) (buggirl)Tom Ford Amber Absolute** (buggirl, TTBC)Tom Ford Oud Wood* (swiping this one from my BF :x) (Sprytely)Tom Ford Noire Pour Femme*Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille* (GPL)Tom Ford Tuscan Leather** (buggirl)ISO: I love me some smokey! Also would love to find a gourmand coffee or minty fragrance :x sister13: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: Annick Goutal Le Jasmin EDP (LE)** Bond No. 9 Nuits de Noho* (Libellules) Byredo Bal d'Afrique** (L4S, GPL, Buggirl) By Kilian Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi?** (Libellules) Chanel No. 5 eau Premiere*** Chanel Coco Noir** (TTBC, GPL) Chanel Une Fleur de Chanel* Christian Lacroix for Women** D&G 1 L'Imperatrice** D&G 10 La Roue de la Fortune** Estée Lauder Tuscany per Donna** Estée Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude* Frederic Malle Carnal Flower*** (Sprytely, TTBC, GPL, Libellules) Guerlain Angelique Noir** (TTBC, L4S, GPL) Guerlain Terracotta* (L4S) Jil Sander No. 4** (Sprytely) La Prairie Silver Rain* Libre d'Orange Remarkable People*** Lily Bermuda South Water** (TTBC) Monyette Paris (EDT)** The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit* (Sprytely, L4S) Tokyomilk Bittersweet** Tokyomilk La Vie la mort** Tokyomilk Tainted Love** Tom Ford Costa Azzura** (Sprytely, Buggirl) Valentina Pink** Van Cleef & Arpel Faerie Spring Blossom** (TTBC) ISO: SL Tuberuese Criminelle, Chanel Gardenia, By Kilian Boutique Exclusives or Middle East Exclusives (long shot), or other great Tuberose, Jasmine or Gardenia, and/or Amber scents. Could decant:Annick Goutal Le Jasmin EDP (LE)**Bond No. 9 Nuits de Noho* (Libellules)Byredo Bal d'Afrique** (L4S, GPL, Buggirl)By Kilian Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi?** (Libellules)Chanel No. 5 eau Premiere***Chanel Coco Noir** (TTBC, GPL)Chanel Une Fleur de Chanel*Christian Lacroix for Women**D&G 1 L'Imperatrice**D&G 10 La Roue de la Fortune**Estée Lauder Tuscany per Donna**Estée Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude*Frederic Malle Carnal Flower*** (Sprytely, TTBC, GPL, Libellules)Guerlain Angelique Noir** (TTBC, L4S, GPL)Guerlain Terracotta* (L4S)Jil Sander No. 4** (Sprytely)La Prairie Silver Rain*Libre d'Orange Remarkable People***Lily Bermuda South Water** (TTBC)Monyette Paris (EDT)**The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit* (Sprytely, L4S)Tokyomilk Bittersweet**Tokyomilk La Vie la mort**Tokyomilk Tainted Love**Tom Ford Costa Azzura** (Sprytely, Buggirl)Valentina Pink**Van Cleef & Arpel Faerie Spring Blossom** (TTBC)ISO L Tuberuese Criminelle, Chanel Gardenia, By Kilian Boutique Exclusives or Middle East Exclusives (long shot), or other great Tuberose, Jasmine or Gardenia, and/or Amber scents. TriesToBoClassy: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: Fresh Sake** (Sprytely, GPL) Fresh Life** Gucci Envy (discontinued)* Hermes Jardin Sur le Nil** Hermes Kelly Caleche* Hermes 24 Faubourg Eau Delicate** Dior Miss Dior Eau Fraiche (discontinued)** Eau D'Italie Sienne L'hiver** Serge Lutens Vierge de Fer* (GPL,libellules) Stella McCartney EdP (old ver)* Jo Malone Dark Amber & Gingerlily**(buggirl, GPL, Sprytely) Tom Ford Santal Blush**(buggirl, libellules, GPL) ISO: Could decant:Fresh Sake** (Sprytely, GPL)Fresh Life**Gucci Envy (discontinued)*Hermes Jardin Sur le Nil**Hermes Kelly Caleche*Hermes 24 Faubourg Eau Delicate**Dior Miss Dior Eau Fraiche (discontinued)**Eau D'Italie Sienne L'hiver**Serge Lutens Vierge de Fer* (GPL,libellules)Stella McCartney EdP (old ver)*Jo Malone Dark Amber & Gingerlily**(buggirl, GPL, Sprytely)Tom Ford Santal Blush**(buggirl, libellules, GPL)ISO: MeganLisa: lipstick4soul: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar (TTBC, Sprytely) ISO: pretty much anything from The Different Company, rose or violet scents that aren't powdery (surprisingly hard to find) and salt notes that aren't too aquatic or mainstream.  Could decant:Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar (TTBC, Sprytely)ISO: pretty much anything from The Different Company, rose or violet scents that aren't powdery (surprisingly hard to find) and salt notes that aren't too aquatic or mainstream.  TheSocialQuota: buggirl: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: ds and durga mississipi medicine**** (GPL, Sprytely, Sister) ds and durga debaser**** (GPL, Sprytely, TTBC, Sister, Libellules) aveda isesi* fresh strawberry flowers**** fresh sugar lemon**** acqua di colonia s.m. novella**** LaVanilla vanilla grapefruit** Balenciaga rosa botanica** ISO:  in general woody, spicy, OUD, amber, fig, vanilla.  In general not into florals, but I can be when they're a part of something complex.  I would like to try boutique perfumes when possible as I have very little access to non-commercial brands where I live.  There are a couple of diptych perfurmes I am specially interested in trying- Oud palao, Eu Duelle Could decant:ds and durga mississipi medicine**** (GPL, Sprytely, Sister)ds and durga debaser**** (GPL, Sprytely, TTBC, Sister, Libellules)aveda isesi*fresh strawberry flowers****fresh sugar lemon****acqua di colonia s.m. novella****LaVanilla vanilla grapefruit**Balenciaga rosa botanica**ISO:  in general woody, spicy, OUD, amber, fig, vanilla.  In general not into florals, but I can be when they're a part of something complex.  I would like to try boutique perfumes when possible as I have very little access to non-commercial brands where I live.  There are a couple of diptych perfurmes I am specially interested in trying- Oud palao, Eu Duelle GreenPorchLights: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: L'Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant***** (Sprytely, Libellules) Tom Ford Champaca Absolute** (buggirl, L4S) Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot***** (buggirl) Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao***** (Sprytely, TTBC, L4S, Libellules) Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir EDP*** (TTBC) Givenchy Ange ou Demon** (TTBC) Hanae Mori Butterfly**** Tocca Simone*** Thierry Mugler Angel** Diptyque Philosykos EDT* (buggirl) Commodity Paper** See by Chloe** Atelier Cologne Sud Magnolia* Atelier Cologne Figuer Ardent* (Sprytely) Atelier Cologne Cedar Atlas* Chanel Chance Eau Tendre* (Sprytely) ISO:  Narcisso Rodriguez for Her l'Absolu, Tom Ford Santal Blush, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Atelier Cologne Santal Carmine, Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis, Diptyque 34, any Serge Lutens, any Le Labo, any Byredo, any Annick Goutal, any Bella Freud, any Comme des Garcons, any Memo, any SoOud, any Odin. Could decant:L'Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant***** (Sprytely, Libellules)Tom Ford Champaca Absolute** (buggirl, L4S)Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot***** (buggirl)Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao***** (Sprytely, TTBC, L4S, Libellules)Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir EDP*** (TTBC)Givenchy Ange ou Demon** (TTBC)Hanae Mori Butterfly****Tocca Simone***Thierry Mugler Angel**Diptyque Philosykos EDT* (buggirl)Commodity Paper**See by Chloe**Atelier Cologne Sud Magnolia*Atelier Cologne Figuer Ardent* (Sprytely)Atelier Cologne Cedar Atlas*Chanel Chance Eau Tendre* (Sprytely)ISO: Narcisso Rodriguez for Her l'Absolu, Tom Ford Santal Blush, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Atelier Cologne Santal Carmine, Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis, Diptyque 34, any Serge Lutens, any Le Labo, any Byredo, any Annick Goutal, any Bella Freud, any Comme des Garcons, any Memo, any SoOud, any Odin. Parties interested in L4S' Sniffing offer Spoiler (Highlight to read) Sprytely Libellules TTBC Buggirl TSQ Sister13 GPL SprytelyLibellulesTTBCBuggirlTSQSister13GPL   I do plan on keeping my spreadsheet updated with everyone's trades. Spoiler (Highlight to read) https://www.icloud.com/numbers/000cG7sKAu55H_dQkPE PVfrxg#Fragrance_TSB_-_Invite_2016 https://www.icloud.com/numbers/000cG7sKAu55H_dQkPE PVfrxg#Fragrance_TSB_-_Invite_2016  
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HALL OF FAMER Sprytely / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have a technician coming out on Friday morning to hopefully fix my connectivity issues. Until then please bear with me :-) (and if they're not fixed Friday then feel fre... see post
H ABH - Pure Hollywood
Does any Canadian know how to get their hands on ABH Pure Hollywood?? I had my email in for a notifications when it comes back in stock but it seems to have come and gone with no emails.   It looks like Macy's or the ABH site has different colours now.   If anyone has a Pure Hollywood dupe that would be great too!!
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SCENE QUEEN sydtomato / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Same thing happened to me, I saw it came back in stock and took to long it was out of stock before I even went to checkout, I also signed up for emails and didnt get the... see post
Primers....are they worth the extra money?
I have tried numerous primers...are they worth it?  None seem to be worth the extra money...please enlighten me!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Primers help set the proverbial stage for your make up. This inbetween step from your skin care/moisturizer to your make up/foundation helps ensure your skin is more rec... see post
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint
I was chosen by Sephora to receive lab samples of all the shades in this new product from NARS.  I'm so thankful to Sephora for reaching out and sending me this.  I thought I'd start a thread where I can share my opinion about this line once I start testing it.  I'm sure I'm not the only BTer to receive this so feel free to voice your opinions here as well.  
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HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It totally smells citrusy to me as well! see post
I am really struggling to find a good foundation colour!!
So first off I have super dry, sensitive skin and the reddest cheeks ever! So straight away thats an issue for me, and heavy foundations make it look like around my cheeks somebody has gotten a pin and pricked loads of holes!    So anyway, I have tried using to colour iq with Sephora on the website, but since I'm in the UK I can't go to a store. So I've done it with two foundations I've used. I tried with my Estee Lauder Double Wear and I'm 1c1 cool bone which puts me at a 1y03. However when I try my Bare Minerals Bare Skin which is porcelain I come up with a 2y03. So I don't know what to do and what colour to do with as it gives me completely different shades and I don't want to order something, open it and discover its the wrong colour as I would literally be devastated as I don't mind spending money on a good foundation but if its too dark or doesn't sit right with my dry skin I wouldn't want to spend loads of money.   Please can you help! I would appreciate it greatly! 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Sach15!   With the skin care concerns such as the dryness and sensitivity/redness you've described, are you currently addressing those aspects with skin care items... see post
Lip Balm or Lip Moisturizer
Hi Everyone,    I'm looking for a lip balm or moisturizer to help with my chapped lips. They're dry and chapped. I've been looking at all the brands Sephora has to offer like Aerin rose lip conditioner, DIOR addict lip glow, DIOR creme de rose lip balm, Shiseido lip treatment, Marc Jacobs moisture balm, and Bobbi Brown lip balm. Which one should I buy? Thank you in advance.   
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BEAUTY GURU texasgirl79 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
What works for me is Aquaphor, Bite's Agave Lip Mask, and the Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy.  see post
Oily skin + foundation (Setting powder?)
I recently went in to pick up a new foundation to use in winter (I have a summer look I love with Dior Forever Flawless), but unfortunately I'm paler in winter and it doesn't have a match for my paler complexion. I picked up one that matched with my skintone in-store and that came recommended to me by Sephora staff (makeup forever ultra HD invisible cover stick foundation). I like everything about it except how shiny/oily it makes me look/feel after a few hours.   To that end, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a foundation that worked well with combination skin (I have dry cheeks in winter, but a fairly typically oily T-zone). (My color IQ is 1R04.)   Alternatively, I'm open to the idea of keeping the make up forever foundation if I can find something to mattify it: is there a pressed/setting powder that someone might recommend? (Flash photography is a concern of mine - I do need something that won't show up oddly with a flash.)   Thank you so much for your help!
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HALL OF FAMER tessie84 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm glad I could help! I haven't experimented with any yet since currently my skin is on the drier side with this harsh New England weather. (I'm actually working on a p... see post