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undereye concealers that won't budge??
I have dark undereye circles that are difficult to cover up, I'm very fair (My current foundation is the Sephora Airbrush Foundation in Cream), so many salmon-colored concealers look to orange for me and are very noticeable. Any recommendations on under eye concealers? And also, what powders to set them with? It's hard for me to find a powder lighter than my skin tone to highlight with since I'm already so fair. Thanks everyone!
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I really love the Nars Radiant Creamy concealer!  If you are super fair like I am Chantilly works wonderfully, it's super pigmented, doesn't move and even though it isn'... see post
Long Rant About This Morning's 'Cinderella" Scramble
Today I was lead on a wild goose chase to get 2 lippies from this collection since it sold out in the 5 minutes I wasn't stalking it during the online launch. So last night I called Macy's knowing it was only launching there and at MAC stores. I asked the associate if they were doing any kind of pre-sale or if I should get there early. She said no and there is no pre-order. Okay, that's fine. So my boyfriend drove me early this morning to Macy's and we stood outside and waited at the doors with a bunch of other people (it was freezing). So they let us in and the associate said the entire collection is sold out and goes, didn't anyone tell you about the pre-sale we had this morning? You were supposed to come in through the employee entrance. All of us were standing there stunned like, um.... no? So the associate tells everyone, "Well, Nordstrom just opened up down the street, too. You should check there." Which obviously Nordies didn't launch this collection at all! So the employees working this morning either don't really know their job and keep up on their product/collections or she was just trying to get people out of her face. So my boyfriend rushes me to a mall that is much farther away but has a Macy's and a freestanding MAC. I got 1 of the lippies I wanted at Macy's so I was pumped, then I hustled to the freestanding MAC. I kid you not, the employees were taking more phone orders than helping the customers standing right there. So they had the other lippie in stock but by the time they actually assisted me, it had sold out because of all of the phone orders and the girl in front of me snagged the last one. I'm just wondering when it became okay to help people that are on the phone before the customers who got their behinds up bright and early and are standing right in front of you! 
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BEAUTY PRO krtty1125 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I feel like a complete outsider in this conversation - I tried to see what the products were and what everyone was talking about by going to a couple of different websit... see post
Does SPF in foundation really work to protect your skin?
I live in the south and need better protection for my face. My current foundation (MAC) has SPF 20 and I'm wondering if that's enough protection (I have medium skin, prone to age spots now that I'm past 40!) I am looking at getting new moisturizer too (I have dry skin) but the one I want doesn't have any SPF in it which is why I'm wondering if the SFP in my foundation is enough.  Thoughts?
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BEAUTY BUFF freshfaced18 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I second this! You are supposed to use 1/4 teaspoon of sunscreen on your face. Theoretically, if you're putting that amount of your SPF 20 foundation on your face then t... see post
Nail Polish Challenge!
In the spirit of all the other wonderful challenges on BT right now, I'm starting up a nail polish challenge for us.  I have a ridiculous stash and I need to show my polish some love.   With nail polish, once a day would be absurd (of course), so let's try and show off a new look and polish once a week.  I'm personally going with manicures only, but if you'd rather do pedicures or even both go for it!   I'm eager to see your collections and meet other polish junkies.  It's past time for me to commit to using my stash!   Past: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My Dreams Week 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow Fall Week 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in Yuki Week 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage Witch Week 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures:  Julep in Lissa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sea-ing Stars, unknown shell pieces Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My DreamsWeek 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow FallWeek 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in YukiWeek 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage WitchWeek 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures: Julep in Lissa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sea-ing Stars, unknown shell pieces   Current:   Week 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day (actually 3/8, but this way your nails are done for the occasion!) Create a mani inspired by a woman you admire.  Friend, family, famous, even fictional - whatever inspires you.  Then share how you chose the look!   Future OPTIONAL Themes: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14) I couldn't resist including this.  Pi(e) Day is a great way for math and pie lovers to unite.  Feature numbers, equations, desserts, or anything inspired by your sweet tooth for this week. Week 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17) Find your favorite shades of green and get ready for the holiday! Week 9 (3/22-3/28) - Springtime In honor of the first day of spring last week, let's get those spring colors and looks out and show them off. Week 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14)I couldn't resist including this.  Pi(e) Day is a great way for math and pie lovers to unite.  Feature numbers, equations, desserts, or anything inspired by your sweet tooth for this week.Week 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17)Find your favorite shades of green and get ready for the holiday!Week 9 (3/22-3/28) - SpringtimeIn honor of the first day of spring last week, let's get those spring colors and looks out and show them off.
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BEAUTY BUFF Grahamcrackers / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Skipping a topcoat??! Fetch mah smelling salts. (; see post
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 (Asian skincare) 15. Makeuplovertay (living proof and drybar hair products, as well as any kind of samples!) 16. Redwagon44 17. Dolceloure 18. Trishalyn 19. StephaniLynn        
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Box finalizations tonight! Get ready for a flood of photos over the next couple of hours. Box goes out to Roseps tomorrow morning (finally)!! :)    I'm finalizing my a... see post
Cream contour kit
Hi! Anyone knows if will have the contour cream kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills? And when?
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Which color of Tarte Sculptor do I need?
Hello,    I'm a great fan of the Tarte products and am very happy that I finally can order from to get the products more easy.   My foundation color of Tarte is fair sand. Which color of Tarte Sculptor should I take?   Inge
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Hi idvanderdeen,   Because you wear a fair shade of the tarte foundation I would recommend using the Park Ave Princess shade of the sculptor:   http://www.sephor... 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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Go for it!  I know what you mean.  Sometimes I feel like I've gotten so boring with my makeup due to having to appear professional at work.  So I try to be bolder on day... see post
Bite Lip Lab Sephora color of the month!
OMG Bite lipsticks are my weakness! me-deluxe-lipstick-P392929?skuId=1691773&country_s ...
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still nothing   gonna go cry now :(  this is just irritating now  see post
Q. Mac Studio Fix Fluid??
Hello everyone!   Would MAC Studio Fix Fluid be a good foundaion for oily skin with large pores and acne scaring?
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Make Up For Ever or NARS Foundation
Hi Everyone,   I'm looking for a new foundation and don't know which one to choose. I've been looking at Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation or NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. Which one should I buy? Thanks 
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Hi AndreitaH,   I think it depends on what sort of coverage you are looking for. I have found the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation to have very full cover... see post
Dupe for Stila shadow Bubbly from the In the Light palette?
It is one of my favorite eye shadows of all time. It looks like the palette is being discontinued, and I'd rather find a single eye shadow dupe than buy a whole new palette for the one shade. Any one know of anything?
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Here are some reference images for Bubbly, it appears to be a subtle vanilla, champagne toast shade:   I would suggestion trying   Urban Decay's Vanilla,... see post
Need a recommendation for a foundation for very pale/fair skin. Preferably a BB cream etc
So I have pretty fair skin, I can get away with Mac NC15 for under eye concealer. Also fit UD Naked Foundation in the lightest shade, something like 01 maybe. I also really dont like wearing much makeup, foundation wise so something with a light weight feeling would be great, although the heaviest of BB creams does not really bother me because of the way they tend to settle. My everyday product is usually the BRTC Blemish Recovery Balm although even that can have a gray set to it. Any suggestions? I would really really appreciate it. 
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Funny enough, here's a side by side of NC15 and Smashbox's Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 in Fair:   The shades are pretty comparable and Smashbox is one of the few ... see post
Come Join Me For 28 (or so) Days of Red!
Ladies, in the spirit of February being the dead of winter, let's bring some extra warmth to BT.   I've noticed many ladies mention over the past few months that they lack the confidence or comfort level to rock a red lip. In that vein, I've decided to do a red lip a day for the next 28 days (or until I run out).   Please feel free to pop in and join me by posting a pic of your red lippie, even if you don't want to don a red every day.  And who knows, you might even find your next great red this way!   Day 1: BITE Beauty Luminous Creme in Poppy                 Day 2: Shiseido Lacquer Rouge 417 Sanguine (I did not consider that I would need reds to complement a developing tan...oops!)                   Day 3: BITE Beauty Matte Lip Crayon Maraschino               Day 4: Hourglass Opaque Rouge Icon (for my trip I only packed minis, so pretty much all GWP               Day 5: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Beso                     Day 6: BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil Pomegranate                    Day 7: BITE Beauty Luminous Creme Scarlet             Day 8: Dior Rouge Dior 999             Day 9: BITE Beauty High Pigment Pencil Meritage and NYX Butter Gloss Cherry Pie (Meritage was described as a brick red, but even with the red gloss it still looks really pink to me)           Day 10: NARS Hardwire (LE) Deadly Catch                     Day 11: Clinique Chubby Stick Mightiest Maraschino     Day 12: Urban Decay Revolution FBomb                 Day 13: NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Cruella               Day 14: MUFE Artist Rouge N45               Day 15: Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick Frenched                   Day 16: Buxom Provocateur                 Day 17: BITE Beauty for Sephora VIB Rouge                 Day 18: OCC Liptar Matte Harlot                    Day 19: Guerlain KissKiss Shaping Cream 325                     Day 20: OCC Stained Gloss Jealous               Day 21: NARS Audacious Olivia                 Day 22: NYX Butter Gloss Red Velvet                 Day 23: NARS Audacious Lana               Day 24: OCC Metallic Liptar Role Play                Day 25: NARS Audacious Bette                    Day 26: OCC Matte Liptar NSFW                 Day 27: NARS Audacious Leslie (not photographing true to color, it is a more rusty red IRL, but I waited too late to photo, and now the good daylight is gone)               Day 28: OCC Metallic Manhunter liptar                  Day 29: NARS Audacious Rita     Day 30: NARS Audacious Jeanne                 Day 31: BITE Beauty Creme Deluxe LE 001                   Day 32: OCC Black Dahlia Matte liptar                 Day 33: NARS Audacious Grace (a red coral IRL)                   Day 34: OCC Vintage Matte liptar  
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HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree!  It's beautiful and perfect for you Veg!  see post
Eye make up smudges on lower lids
Help! All my eye make up smudges on my lower lids. I've tried not using and using primer on my lids and lower lids. I've tried different drug store pencil, liquid, and gel liners like the Make Up Forever pencil, Stila waterproof liquid liner, Urban Decays 24/7 glide pencils, and EM cosmetics liquid liner. These are either waterproof and not. I go for a minimal look so I apply everything with a light hand. Even when I try tightlining it smudges. My mascara also smudges on my lower lids. I've used Urban Decays Perversion and Cover Girl's Lash Bloom. Within an hour of applying anything it smudges. I don't rub my eyes or anything. Am I Doing something wrong?
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It's possible that perhaps the oils your skin produces is touching into the product and not allowing it to properly set and stay in place   If it's the UD 24/7 Glide O... see post
urban decay sheer revolution lipstick and OCC lip tars
Does anybody have this lipstick and is willing to provide a swatch and maybe even thoughts?  EDIT: Does anyone have Protest?  And the only one I own is Fiend.    Also, anyone also willing to provide swatches of OCC lip tars? I'm really only interested in the pinks, mauves and corals.    I know there are many pictures of everyone floating around wearing these but I feel like that would take forever to find. So if you can repost your photo or point me in the right direction, that would be great. And I know I can Google but I feel like the lip tars really vary and look very different on each site.    Thank you! 
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I wore Electric Grandma this morning. see post
Long-Lasting Foundation for Dry Skin?
I am looking for a foundation that is   Medium-Full Coverage Long-lasting Good for dry, dehydrated skin And preferably transfer-resistant Any recommendations? I have been using NARS Sheer Glow, which I LOVE the coverage and finish of; however, it doesn't last long enough on me and tends to transfer. I would love to know any tips as well that might fix these issues. My foundation routine is pretty minimal (moisturizer, foundation, concealer), so it may be that I need to add more steps, such as primer, powder, or setting spray. I'm considering the Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray. Please let me know if this has worked to make your make up last longer and doesn't feel tight on the skin. (I've used All-Nighter before and it was so tight feeling.)   Thanks!
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IT GIRL nikki00003 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I have found that spraying Claudalie grape water on my face (before makeup or moisturizer) and just letting it sink in  has seriously helped my dry skin!! If you want to... 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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Yeah i hate it and i dont go DT too often,  choose not to... not a fan of huge crowds and idiot who dont know how to walk (you probably know what im talking about, i don... see post
How often do you wear lipstick, and how long does it take you to finish a tube of lipstick?
Hey Everyone! I'm curious as to:   - How often everyone else wears lipstick? - Whether it's usually nudes (because of work, or preference?), or any color as you please - And generally how long does it take you to get through a full tube of lipstick?   Despite my [admittedly overwhelming] collection of lipsticks, I find that I don't wear lipstick as often as I like (I should probably start the 30-day Lipstick Challenge, shouldn't I? ), mostly because I get a little nervous that bright lipsticks (my weakness) aren't well suited for my work environment. Outside of work, I love slapping on a deep red or berry shade, but alas there aren't as many weekends as I'd like there to be.   I can't think of a single lipstick I've finished, before I've felt compelled to toss it out (not even my minis! for shame!), though I'm somewhat close to finishing up a tube of MAC's Russian Red. That being said, I've made a significant dent in my hoarder's stash of lip balms (hello, unreasonably dry and frigid winter).   How about you guys??
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I feel the same way, I'm terrified that my lipsticks are going to expire before I get to thoroughly enjoy them (aka use them up). I keep telling myself to stop buy lipst... see post
ColourPop Blushes...they're coming!
Saw on IG colourpop is coming out with a new line of blushes in a couple of weeks.  They are twice the amount of the shadows so the price has increased (bummer).   I guess we'll see them popping up with IGers in a few days.  They don't seem to have a large presence on YT, unless I'm missing something.  The vloggers I follow very rarely state they had products sent to them.  Maybe I'm just not in the know.   I really wish they would do a liquid matte lippie!   I can't wait!  I love a good blush!
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I finally wore one (Cheerio) for a 16 hr day and it really looked great and was quite long-lasting. I have oily skin so I thought it might not work as well for me but re... see post
Where do you like to *play*...?
So I believe in all our love for all face makeup, there's really only 2 features you're allowed to have fun with: The eyes or the lips! For me, it's definitely my eyes and it shows in my makeup collection. I've collected an ungodly number of eyeshadow palettes, experimented with way too many brands of mascara and purchased eyeliners in dozens of crazy colors...electric blue, lime green and neon violet to name a few But as far as my lip colors, I tend to gravitate towards the same shades. Sure I  buy  other trendy colors but I always seem to end up wearing the same brownish-rose and nude shades. It's probably because I do so much to my eyes that I down-play the lip (trying to follow the rules and all).    Anyway, just curious..what's your *play* feature: eyes or lips...or elsewhere? 
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HALL OF FAMER greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love tweaking placement like what was done in different eras of makeup... in the 1920s, women wore blush very low and toward the center of the face. In the 1960s, it w... see post
Help! Mid-day Melting
Help! By mid-day, my makeup is looking horrible. My nose is so oily and looks like I never even applied makeup. My chin is not quite as bad, but my foundation looks like my two-year-old applied it. It's uneven and separated. I currently use: Smashbox CC on my forehead and chin, Clinique CC on my cheeks, and bareMinerals READY Foundation all over to set everything. What could I add before or even after to prevent this issue? I'm tired of looking like I have no makeup on after noon.
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Hey there. Fellow oily skin girl here. My first concern is the smashbox cc cream is very thick and creamy from my experience... I did not like it for oily skin. I can't ... see post
Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance?
I have only had samples of both of these eyeshadow primers and was wondering which one was everyone's favourite. I am looking to repurchase and while I am leaning slightly towards Shadow Insurance, it has been a while since I have tried the Primer Potion. So what are your opinions on one or either?
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I actually prefer the UD anti-aging Primer Potion the best, but I apply it with the micro mini Beauty Blender so it goes on smoothly for me.  see post
Anastasia v. Inglot
Hi!   I'm struggling with which shadows to buy with my tax money, I already have inglot shadows and love them they blend very easy. I'm very impressed and I love the freedom system. But, I've heard good things about anastasia shadows as well, just wondering if anyone has an opinion on them, or another alternative.
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Given that the cost, quality, and selection for Inglot vs a lot of other brands is so amazing, I'm actually planning to put together another 3 pan palette with daytime w... see post
Everyday Makeup for Deep Complexion?
Hey guys!! I just wanted to know a good everyday blush color, 'flesh-toned' eye shadow, and nude lip color for my complexion. I love bright, colorful makeup, but I'm a student and I wanted something a bit more toned down for everyday wear.   If we go by MAC shades, I'm NC 44-45 (a bit on the lighter side now that it's winter). I have gold/yellow undertones that look sort of 'blegh' now that I've gotten lighter (seriously, it looks like jaundice. Not cute). I'm sort of new to wearing blush, so I'm definitely a little shy in that area. I just want it to show up on my face without overwhelming it (if that makes ANY sense, whatsoever....)   Any and all help would be deeply appreciated!!
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Wow everyone! this has been so helpful and I'm really grateful for it! This an excellent starting point, I'm still going to have to do a bit of research, but now I kn... see post
Storing lipsticks: the eternal question
Alright, wise people of Beauty Talk. I have a lipstick holder and keep all my MAC lipsticks in it. I spend so much time on the morning pulling them out and turning them to read the label and find the one I want. I was complaining to my sister about this morning ritual and I said I was probably just going to store them upside down so the labels are easy to read. She gasped as though I had suggested that I give them all to my daughter to use as crayons and just buy a tube of Chapstick as replacement. She said all of the bullets would break off due to gravity and they'd be ruined!   Is she right? Do you store your precious tubes of coloured happiness upside down or right side up?  
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Q. Ardency inn custom coverage vs. Kevyn aucoin sensual skin enhancer
Hi everyone,   I have learned so much from this forum! What a wonderful resource! In addition to all the stuff I've learned so far, I was wondering if I could also get your thoughts on two high coverage, dense foundations that are known to be as pigmented as concealers but are mixable with moisturizer for lighter coverage. I have oily skin with lots of redness from previous acne breakouts. Has anyone tried both the ardency inn americana coverage concentrate and the Kevyn aucoin sensual skin enhancer? What are your thoughts on them? No sephora within 100 miles of me carries either item!   Thank you for your help!
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A. Hi jlee123,   They are both wonderful products. I think the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer has slightly more coverage than the Ardency Inn Americana Coverage Con... see post
Best Primer for Eyes?
I'm looking for a new eye primer. I have Too Faced Shadow Insurance and it's too thick and makes shadow clumpy on me. I also have UD classic eye primer and that's too sticky and doesn't work for me. Any other suggestions? Thanks so much!! :-)
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My bf's sister likes the original/matted one as she doesn't always wear eye shadow but she likes the slight tint it has to even out her lids. see post
is makeup forever hd primer discontinued!? and if so how is the Skin Equalizer?
Hi Delaneykins,   Make Up For Ever's HD Primer has been discontinued on our website. It has been replaced by Make Up For Ever's Step 1 Skin Equalizer. To be honest w... see post