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Lauratv
cross dressing guys
Do Support do makeup and give lessons to guys who cross dress and do they have private consultation rooms for this? Thanks
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Tirah
Tirah / NEWCOMER / replied
The Sephora's near me all have male employees and they all wear makeup so a guy at the beauty bar getting a makeover is definitely not taboo.  I say go have fun! see post
ilovetopurplefy
Sonia Kashuk 15 Year Anniversary Brush Set
  I don't know if any of you ladies know about this but Sonia Kashuk just came out with a LE 15 piece brush set in celebration of their 15th anniversary. I just picked up the last one in my town today during my lunch break. I personally think this is a steal. It is $40 at Target.   If you can find it, I suggest to get it right there and then because this set is sold out almost everywhere and each Target in the US and Canada each get 2 sets. Go on to Target's website and use the "find in a Target store" and click on "pick up in store" if it shows up to reserve it. Sonia Kashuk is trying to keep it in stock but it keeps selling out. This set will be available until October according to their customer service line.     If anyone wants to know how they perform, let me know and I will do a small review here on BT. 
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ilovetopurplefy
HALL OF FAMER ilovetopurplefy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You have 4 days from when you placed the in Store Pickup order to pick up your brush set :) see post
ashleynne
Tarte's Friend's and Family Sale is on! 30% off
I didn't see any active threads and discovered it today online so just want to spread the word to those who love the products like me!
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
yay love tarte sales, i didn't get an email so this is great. I never order from they until there's a sale LOL. since they do it often enough, it's easy to hold off. its... see post
ilovemakeup125
how to do an easy smokey eye
I would really like to know how to do a simple smokey eye look. I have tried multiple times but i cant seem to get it. Is there any advice or tips you can give me??
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Sonny4President
BEAUTY WHIZ Sonny4President / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Here's a take on smokey eyes by Kimberly Trahan (Kevyn's sister!)   When I first read this, I kinda laughed because it's literally 2 steps.   STEP 1: Use one color (... see post
tessie84
Is anyone else loving the Givenchy Fall 2014 Collection?
Saw Temptalia's post a couple of days ago on the Givenchy Fall collection for this year, and it's all so beautiful -- from the packaging to the colors. I mean, look at the burgundy leather encasement for the Le Rouge lipsticks! However, the only one I will probably get is the Blush Memoire De Forme Pop Up Jelly Blush in Rose Extravagant -- am I crazy to want to drop $37 on a blush?! :-\ Yikes... However, I feel that between the color and the packaging, it's something that I can admire for a while...as long as it doesn't dry up at some point.   From Make Up 4 All blog   From Fashion Trend Seeker    
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gingaaa
BEAUTY BOSS gingaaa / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
They are back in stock!  I received mine yesterday and haven't had a chance to play with it yet.  The top two eyeshadows are more mauvey than what is shown and the blush... see post
fluffymuha
Anastasia Brow Pencil vs. Brow Powder Duo
I've been using the pencil for the longest time, but got to try out a sample of the brow powder duo today and absolutely loved it. It seems easier to apply, and looks more natural (to me). For those of you who've used both of these, how do they compare to you? Is the staying power of the powder duo long enough (or longer than the pencil?)? 
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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hey there fluffymuha! I've been using the brow powder for several years (it lasts forever, btw) and never had any issues with it wearing badly. Within the last year I've... see post
kats858
Circle lenses - just curious
I just came back from Asia (business, not fun) and saw that a lot of people there are using something called circle lenses. They're contact lenses that make your eye's iris look bigger. Have you guys ever heard of this here in the US? I'm just curious...   (and, honestly, I have no clue in which board to post this... going with eye makeup as it's sounds like the closest)
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kats858
BEAUTY BUFF kats858 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I think they look pretty artificial... I could tell right away that a colleague was wearing something funky (in Asia), I just didn't know what (as I didn't know these ba... see post
HelloCoffee
Can we please talk about the new MUFE shadows?!
Have you guys seen these?! There are tons of shades and finishes to choose from, and you can build your own palette! I can't wait to try these; I wonder if Sephora will carry all of the shades? There are so many and I'd really like to go in and test a good chunk of them.     http://www.sephora.com/artist-shadow-P387670?skuId =1622745
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Blackwhiskey
HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have my eyes on canyon and fawn. oh DEAR GOD!  see post
GlamMomAngel
Deluxe and Foil Samples Traveling Box!
I posted a previous post about starting a traveling box with samples and deluxe samples and a few ladies were interested in doing one!  This is the 1st traveling box I am apart of and of course the 1st that I am starting.   So, we need to decide if we are going to do a medium or small flat rate box.     RULES  No used items.  No open items  DO NOT take more than you put in.  Let's keep this fun and fair  DO NOT take multiples of the same sample  PLEASE try not to keep the box more than 3 days  Make sure to send your address to the person listed above you  Once you send the box off, post the tracking number in this thread  ALL unused items allowed (well maybe not nail polishes if it will make the shipping costs go up)  Post a pic of what you take out, what you put in and what is left in the box before you send it off     THIS IS A DRAMA FREE BOX! We are going to have fun and try to keep this going as long as we can!   If you are interested in being in the box, I have a few spots left so post a pic of what samples you have in this thread to be added.   To start off, we are only going to have 10 people! 1. hollygohardly 2. MegEm 3.MLLECC 4. tessie84 5. Kittichick 6. NicoleFrat 7. NightKnight 8. Sweetxteeth 9. Nishcakes  10. BuxomBabe80
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nishcakes
HALL OF FAMER nishcakes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thx for the super quick turnaround! see post
SirensSong
Summer 2014 Traveling Box?
Is anyone interested in starting a new box, or know of a current thread with open spots? I've been wanting to get in on one of these ^_^
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Oooo I've never participated in a travelling box before. But that's because I don't have a lot of mid range/high end products.  see post
SirensSong
☆Private Summer 2014 Box Swaps!
Hello Beauties, I know traveling boxes can make some people a little uneasy because they can get stolen along the way (or whatever the case may be). I was thinking of using this thread to arrange Box swaps instead. We can all post the items that are up for swap, hopefully with pictures and estimated price total, and we can look and see which bundle most appeals to us and ask to trade with that one person.     Traditional rules apply:     ☆ VIB or VIB Rouge members only ☆ Must be active on BT ☆ Must have at least 150 hearts ☆ Majority must be high-end products ☆ Deluxe samples and high-end foils are allowed ☆ Lightly used and "swatched" products allowed but must be stated (keep it sanitary!) ☆ Must provide tracking number with shipping ☆ Must include your state of residence in your posting (to help others roughly gage shipping cost)   Well, show us what you got and let's see if we manage to trade
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annypoo
HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
on your other thread it looks like quite a few people would be interested in a traveling box! see post
LindaBS
I want kickass eyebrows!
Maaaannnn. Whenever I look around on here, everyone has these awesome eyebrows. Very neat/tidy and that awesome high arch.   My eyebrows are a mess. I used to get a anastasia wax brow treatment every month or so but I moved to Canada and I can't seem to find that same treatment anywhere. Right now I'm just pluckin' at them myself but obviously I suck at it.   What products do you guys use and how? Gel? Pencils? Powder?! I want tidy eyebrows!   Here are my eyebrows. Daaaaaamn.
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starsandbucks
HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It looks like you have pretty enviable brows to me! I absolutley love how your brows rise. I've tried to fake that shape more than once, actually! :) My two favorite pro... see post
gogreyhound
Please suggest a powder foundation
Hi BT Buddies!! Here is my dilemma--I have used Jane Iredales pressed and loose minerals, I like both, but the pressed just doesnt give me enough covereage. I want a pressed foundation that gives medium/buildable coverage. I haven't tried BM Ready yet, but I did use the loose in Fairly Light. I recently tried the IT Cosmetics one and like it but it was too yellow so back it went. I need a fair with COOL undertones--no yellow. I have combination skin, tends to get oily T zone... I  welcome any suggestions! Thanks in advance!
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unblownkisses
BEAUTY BOSS unblownkisses / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I second the MUFE! see post
weeeeweeeeeee
Makeup and wearing motorcycle helmets?
Riders!   I am looking at getting riding lessons, but I have never even put on a racing helmet, only ones for go carting with a head sock on. So my question is, will wearing a helmet rub makeup off? If I decide to not drive and ride everywhere instead, will I have to give up makeup?      
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BUFF TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The only scooter I have seen that is highway ready (as of very old research!) was a Piaggio MP3. I was looking to buy one for a while since it is automatic and had a sus... see post
gogreyhound
Fresh Sugar Ruby Swatch?
Has anyone gotten the newest color and swatched it? What are your thoughts? I have it in my basket, waiting to pull the trigger...
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Thank you for swatching Ruby!:) see post
sammy1430
Sephora Collection 8HR foundation
  So I am always on the hunt for that "Miracle in a Bottle" I went into Sephora to try a new foundation that I have not worn yet. (Which I have worn a lot) I am 42 with acne/oily skin. I find a powder foundation works best, but love the way liquid looks instead. I was matched to #33 in the 8hr mattifying compact in the Sephora line. It looked good when she applied my makeup. Just wondering why there is not much talk about this one. I have the MUFE Duo and I would compare it to that. (or when wearing it I won't?) I have yet to wear it, just curious if anyone that has used this likes or dislikes it. Also wear MUFE HD (stinks for oily skin, and yes I cleanse with my Clarisonic, use the Ole henriksen line and always use a primer, currently the oily free one from Smashbox) also use MUFE Duo compact. Never tried the mat velvet, don't know why. Aveda, and BM (matte formula) Also SA applied with brush, I have been using my BM Kabuki brush, shall I apply differently??
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SirensSong
Best under-eye concealer? What's your HG product?
     I am soo excited, you guys!      I've been on the hunt for the perfect under-eye concealer that will cover and brighten, without creasing, emphasizing my fine lines or looking cakey. I tried Nars Creamy Radiant concealer in color Chantilly, as well as MUFE Full Cover concealer in color Pink Porcelain.      These products were OK, but now I have officially found my HG under-eye concealer: Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen in color Candlelight! I was hesitant to use this as a concealer but this really met all my needs and it literally looks like I have nothing on! It doesn't accumulate into my fine lines by the end of the day or look cakey ever. It looks almost sheer but it really brightens my under eyes and completely covers any darkness. Totally worth the money.   This is my first official HG product, what's yours?
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SirensSong
BEAUTY PRO SirensSong / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I use MUFE Duo Mat Powder foundation to set it and also offer some extra coverage. Before,  I was not a big fan of setting my under eye make up because I noticed that's ... see post
sdominiek
Q. Is Kat Von D being discontinued?
Is Kat Von D being discontinued? I see a lot of sale item that are making me nervous. 
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi sdominiek! No need to worry! We are not discontinuing Kat Von D. :) (don't scare me like that!!)    She's probably going to be coming out with different products ... see post
AmyC
How does KVD Mi Vida Loca compare to MJ's The Siren Palette?
Hello, looking for a backup to my KVD Mi Vida Loca palette. How does Marc Jacobs the Siren compare? Are you able to lightly tap and get alot of pigmentation? I know Siren isn't as bright which is a plus for me, just don't know when a NIB Mi Vida Loca is going to come up again on Ebay and I really like to have a back up to her palettes. Should of bought Mi Vida Loca when it went onsale here a long time ago...ugh...*kicks self* 
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MK89
HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with Lari, The Siren is a great palette. I feel like it has a good range of colors that you can mix with neutrals, so it's versatile  see post
marcan
which color of concealer do i need?
Just purchased sephora's 10 hr foundation and mattifying compact in light 23. Which color do i need to purchase the sephora 10hr fix and correct concealer?
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Valdeezie
BareMinerals Foundation!
So I've always used their matte loose foundation and while I love it I'm looking for something less "cakey" now with more of a beautiful sheer finish for my daily look.   I've tried their new Skin Brightening Liquid Foundation and it just makes me look old since it settles into my lines and pores. I wish that one worked out because the brightening concept was pretty awesome  : (   I see they have this "Ready" foundation? What are your thoughts on this foundation? Seems like it has good reviews but how does it compare to their loose foundations? Would you use the loose mineral veil with it or the matching Ready Veil?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BUFF TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Try doing mineral veil and then the foundation, totally different effect from doing foundation and then veil. ;) see post
jozkid
Behold the power of Anastasia Brow Wiz!
I know people ask lots of questions about which brow product is the best. I'm not saying this is the best one, but it works really well for me! I took 4 pictures: Nothing on my brows, Brow Wiz alone penciled in, Brow Wiz softened up with the attached spool end, and Brow Wiz softened with spool end and topped with some Anastasia Brow Powder.   The Brow Wiz is soft brown, the powder is an older Anastasia duo with Medium Ash/Medium Brown. It looks very similar in color to the current Medium Brown duo online. Hope this helps! No Brow   Brow Wiz Only   Brow Wiz softened with spool end   Brow Wiz softened and topped with Powder
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
New shades were in today. Still not sure lol. T to B. Chocolate, Auburn, Carmel & Soft brown (i may have the last 2 reversed, i can't recall. they're so similar) I lik... see post
Heatoyos1
Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil For Tightlining
I'm currently looking for the best waterproof pencil eyeliner for tightlining my upper and lower waterline--I'd like to stay within about a $22 budget. (I do not want to use liquid eyeliners, or eyeliners in a pot.)    My face perspires easily, especially during the summer, so even waterproof eyeliners bleed and smudge underneath my eyes--even when I use Benefit Stay Don't Stray primer below my eyes.   I have tried Urban Decay's 24/7 waterproof eyeliner and Sephora's waterproof eyeliner, and both bled terribly. It does not look professional, and I hate having to constantly wipe off the smudges in the restroom--which is probably not great for the delicate under-eye area.    I am thinking about trying MUFE's Aqua Eyes, or possibly Tarte SmolderEYES. Any other suggestions for around $22 or so?       **There was a best waterproof eyeliner pencil question from 2010, so I thought I would start a newer discussion
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Heatoyos1
HALL OF FAMER Heatoyos1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for your input! I wear contacts, too, so flaky clumps would drive me crazy! I'm kinda leaning toward NARS because it has a less creamy formula.  see post
NikkiShops
Need to find my HG eyeshadow primer! Can you help? Here's the thing...
So I've been using Urban Decay Primer Potion (alternating between Original & Eden) for the last 5 years I'd say.   I'm starting to feel kind of unsatisfied by it.  The lasting power with it is phenomenal.  However, I have noticed it is not as easy to blend certain eyeshadows when I use it.  I alternated to using MAC's paint pot in Painterly which I love.  The problem with Painterly is, even though it does make a beautiful base and blending is a dream, it does not hold up well with my eyeshadow.  I have creasing and fading after just a few hours.  Just for reference, I'm using shadows by UD, MAC, Laura Mercier, MUG, etc. I guess I'm looking for the best of both worlds.  I'm looking for an eyeshadow primer that holds my eyeshadow in place all day while not changing the texture of my lids so I can still blend very easily.  I love the gradient eyeshadow looks!   Any tips or brands recommended?  I was thinking of trying the Nars eyeshadow primer but it's $25 a pop which is a little more than I'd like to spend.  I'll do it if I must, but I wanted to see what you lovely people had to say first!  :-D
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IAmLadyLiterary
HALL OF FAMER IAmLadyLiterary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use Too Faced Shadow Insurance and I love it. see post
taylorlv
What is your all time favorite product that you would recommend to anyone?
BrennaBombshell
HALL OF FAMER BrennaBombshell / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Maracuja oil! This stuff has turned my skin around completely. From being oily in some places and dry as the desert in others, to having normal, calm skin in just under ... see post
Shrewdle
Master Class III Palette from Smashbox
Has anyone gotten the Smashbox Master Class III Palette? I've been eyeing this one up, but I have to wait a few months to get it since I've already spent over my budget for the time-being! ;-)   I found some closeup photos of it and swatches of it online via cosmeticblur blog, and all the colors look so absolutely amazing!    Does anyone know if this is in the permanent line or is it limited edition? If it's limited edition will it still be here in a few months? I just can't stop looking at all the colors and really don't want to miss out on this one! *drool*  
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msperfect
BEAUTY BOSS msperfect / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Does anyone believe that III is better than II? see post
AmyC
Ulta still has the Tarte Kiss and Makeup lipstick set!!!
Was almost ready to pay CRAZY Ebay prices and did a a quick google search and was able to see Ulta still had them as Sephora and Tarte have been sold out of them for a long time!! Just in case anyone didn't know like me!!
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End0ra
A Hack for the new Benefit They're Real eyeliner
So I see that a lot of folks are not liking this new eyeliner, mainly because the formula is so dry that it doesn't go on smoothly.  I tried this little trick this morning and it improved things greatly.   The trick is gentle heat.  You could probably just give the pen a little blast with a hairdryer, but mine wasn't handy so this is what I did.   Make sure lid is screwed on nice and tight Place pen tip side down in a mug of hot tap water for about a minute Prep the tip by wiping it clean with a tissue dipped in the hot water and cleaning off any old product Twist and do a couple of test swipes on the back of your hand Ready to go It improves performance quite a bit, as the indirect heat softens the formula just enough.  The downside to it is that it can be a little wasteful, as the heat will push out more product than you probably want.  But I figure it's not as wasteful as having a $25 eyeliner sitting there that's impossible to use AMIRITE?  
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nathaliew
BEAUTY GURU nathaliew / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
That's just too much work! You shouldn't need to learn how to make a product work for you when it's this expensive. Thanks for a great tip though. I agree with you Endor... see post
bcteagirl
New upcoming Hello Kitty Set- 40th anniversary coming to Sephora in September
  I have been haunting the HK section, hoping a few leftovers may turn up (Other than the two that are always there). Look what I found! Already signed up to be notified.   Looking forward to seeing this collection, and I hope they have a launch party for Rouge!
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SirensSong
BEAUTY PRO SirensSong / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I MUST HAVE THIS <3333 see post
allyskier
Naked or Naked 2?
I have brown hair and brown eyes. My skin tone is more warmer I think. my veins appear more green but silver jewelry looks better on me. idk which one to buy? please help
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Valdeezie
BEAUTY MAVEN Valdeezie / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Naked 1! I barely use the 2 unless it's for a brow highlight color or Chopper which u can use half baked from 1 anyway. :)  see post