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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 ballerinagrl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow! You look stunning! :) see post
Bite Lip Lab Sephora color of the month!
OMG Bite lipsticks are my weakness!   http://www.sephora.com/lip-lab-limited-release-cre me-deluxe-lipstick-P392929?skuId=1691773&country_s ...
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BEAUTY BOSS cspriverratz / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Got mine last week but finally wore it yesterday! Not the best picture of me since I was running late for work, but you get the idea. :) It looks warmer in different lig... see post
Anastasia: DipBrow, Powder duo or Brow Wiz?
I'm in the market for a new brow product. I currently use Tarte's emphasEYES brow pencil (in Rich Brown) but I want I bit more precision in my application and I find that Tarte's product is a bit too soft and tends to get everywhere.   I'm looking for a natural and defined look. So nothing dramatic, but just something to make them darker, more defined and with clean lines. Lately whenever I use the Tarte spoolie to blend out the product, it gets everywhere and make my brows look blurry/fuzzy on the edges. Not a fan.   I'm assuming all of the Anastasia brow products are advertised as smudge proof, but are they all, really?   I got a sample of the powder duo and am trying it out today and I'm liking it. But I'm concerned about the powder falling out onto my cheeks throughout the day or as the product gets older. Have you experienced this? I'm also not sure how much use I'll get out of the lighter color. I think my sample is in Dark Brown and the light powder is a light brown...not sure if that would even show up on my brows!   I naturally have jet black hair that I lighten with semi-permanent dye into a dark, dark brown.   Which do you prefer, between the dipbrow, powder duo, brow wiz, and why?
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BEAUTY GURU sister13 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
What I do is just barely touch/dab the product with my brush, and then sort of swipe it along the edge of the jar to remove the excess.  You can also dab the brush onto ... see post
Show Me Your Audacious Collection
Beauties, how Audacious have you gotten?    I need to get some of these and am going to swatch tomorrow.   If you have Audacious lippies, show us what colors you've picked up, and share what other colors you're still lusting after.   Just from looking at swatch sheets last month, (on Temptalia I think) I saw about 15 I wanted   How about you?   Also, hat tip to jemly for inspiring this thread   ETA: My current roster below.         Catherine, Juliette, Grace, Natalie, Anna, Dominique, Vanessa, Brigitte, Barbara, Jane,                                                                       Janet, Vera, Vivien, Lana, Geraldine, Jeanne, Bette, Olivia, Leslie, Deborah, Rita, Ingrid, Liv
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HALL OF FAMER njattana / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I got my first Audacious today - Dominique! I now understand the hype, it's SUCH a beautiful colour and the pigmentation is amazing.  see post
Birthday Splurge Ideas
My birthday is next month, 3 weeks exactly. I get so splurge just for my birthday. I'm using my Ulta points, and right now all I have on my list is 1 shadow palette, 1 blush, and a whole lotta lippies lol. I need inspiration.! Give me some ideas, what are some of your favorite products? They could be from anywhere, not just Ulta   *I know I did one of these last year, I'm sorry for the annual repeat lol!
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BEAUTY WHIZ makeitup305 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Great deal! I picked up the Luna Mini in the Sephora sale and I love it. I've never owned a Clarisonic and was debating which one to get but the fact that I don't need t... see post
Newly Reformulated Diorshow Mascara
Recently Dior reformulated their Diorshow mascara. The new formula is enriched with fibers to thicken without clumping and an air lock wiper was added to reduce oxygen interaction and therefore extend mascara lifetime. Sephora/Dior gifted me this mascara and I wanted to share my opinions.   My Lashes and typical routine:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) I have natural curl to my lashes and they have decent natural length too. Therefore, if you are looking for mascara that will curl your lashes I don’t think my review will be able to answer that question. Typical routine: Step 1) Dior maximizer plumping serum (adds volume and makes the mascara stay put) Step 2) Guerlain Maxi lash (separates/fans out lashes, makes them black from root to tip). For the second step I also am happy using Hourglass Nior mascara or Dior It lash mascara. I have natural curl to my lashes and they have decent natural length too. Therefore, if you are looking for mascara that will curl your lashes I don’t think my review will be able to answer that question.Typical routine tep 1) Dior maximizer plumping serum (adds volume and makes the mascara stay put)Step 2) Guerlain Maxi lash (separates/fans out lashes, makes them black from root to tip). For the second step I also am happy using Hourglass Nior mascara or Dior It lash mascara.     What I expect out of a mascara: It needs to separate my lashes and fan them out, it needs to add volume to each lash without major clumping, it needs to make them look black from root to the very tip, and it needs to stay put (no smudging, no flaking) for at least 12+ hours without being waterproof. I know these are high expectations but I love my lashes and I always buy full-size high end mascara. So when I am spending ~$28 a tube every 3-4 months it better be good!   Application: I am not used to such a large brush head, so I found I went a bit slower than normal. Other than that it was no different than other mascara’s I use. No special side of the brush to use, no special angle, no special swiping motion, etc.   Did it meet my expectations: · Separation/Fan out: Yes. I saw no major clumping even after two coats. See photos below. · Volume/black from root to tip: Yes. I felt like it definitely took two coats for me to get the volume and blackness from root to tip I desire, but I was very pleased with the result after two coats. See photos below. · Longevity: Mostly Yes. I did notice flaking after +8 hours of wear. Not major flaking but when I looked close in the mirror I could see the little black specs that had fallen off and landed on my face. I found using this mascara with the Dior maximizing serum extended the longevity but also made it clump more.   No mascara: Spoiler (Highlight to read)  One coat of mascara: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Two coats of mascara:   Final opinion: So far, I have used this mascara every day for over 2 weeks. I like this mascara and intend to use it until it is finished. I am finally getting used to the large brush head so I will buy this again.   Lastly, I must give credit where credit is due! I want to thank Sephora/Dior for gifting me this mascara. I was gifted this mascara but the opinions shared in this review and the time spent evaluating this mascara were all my own.
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Agreed.  I feel this mascara removes easily :) see post
TSB Best Practices for the BT Community
Hello All, Greenporchlights, KBMatthews, Zpsid91 and I are sponsoring this Best Practices thread to help TSB participants and coordinators have a smooth and fun experience. Below are the best practices we’ve come up with for the entire community. TSB Coordinators can choose to use all or some of this as they are starting their TSB’s.   What is a TSB: TSB stands for Traveling Sephora Box. It is a trade box amongst a group of community members who are trading items (New and/or used) with each other. The box is started by a TSB Coordinator and then moves on to specified people in the group by mail. At the end the box is returned to the box coordinator for them to decide how the items will be allocated. Options have been to donate to charities, or roll the box into additional rounds.   TSB Eligibility Requirements- Who can Join : Strongly Advised: Must be 18 or older to participate VIB or Rouge Status (recommendation) Must have 500 Hearts (recommendation: 750+ hearts) This is up to the discretion of the TSB Coordinator. While we recommend 500 hearts, you can go lower if you doing a Drugstore box. Active member of the community for at least 3 months (recommendation) Definition of active: Participates in threads regularly. (ie: at least one time a week) Ability to pay between $17- $28 for shipping fees (US and CDN) Must have access to a camera and device to upload pictures to post pictures of trades Reference from another successful TSB Coordinator and/or members Provide the TSB Coordinator reference, or the thread that shows your positive participation in a TSB within the last 6- 12 months (recommendation 6-12 months) Must provide your contact information (recommended e-mail, mailing address, phone number) to the TSB Coordinator Optional: Location Specific: Open to US Only Open to Canada Only Open to both US and Canada Box deposit – The Box coordinator can require a box deposit for participation in the box. This can alleviate the concern of boxes ending up missing The deposit can be only required for participants who have not met the outlined Eligibility requirements. The deposit can be anywhere from between $50-$200. The deposit should be help in the PayPal account of the Box Coordinator, or another trusted member of the box. It should be paid before the participants turn, and promptly returned as soon as the box is with the next participant. General TSB Guidelines Trade items that are equal in value and brand quality or better. For example, Dior for Guerlain would be a good trade, as would Too Faced for Tarte. Do not trade Dior for Tarte. Do not take more than you put in. Please ensure your trade is adding value to the box. Trade full sized items for full sized items. If a full size item you’d like to add is over 8oz or is bulky, share it with the group prior to your trades to gauge interest. If someone is interested in this item, it may be included. Consider keeping the box balanced. If there are a lot of skincare items, add items from a different category if you’re able to. Do not take all of one category from the box. For example, do not take all the palettes or masks. If you’re not sure if an item is appropriate, post the item and ask the group. Do not include duplicate items unless there is specific interest.   Trading Cost Guidelines Full sized: Items should be valued at their full retail value. Even if items were on sale at one point, or were purchased for more than retail, they should be valued at the regular full price. Exceptions may be made if an item is easily available to everyone and is on sale/clearance. This is at the discretion of the box coordinator.   New/lightly swatched = no price change Used 1-2x = take 10% off value Used 3-4x = take 20% off value Anything more than 4x = please use your best judgement and wait for input   Deluxe samples : Calculate based off largest size available of said product. For example, if a deluxe sample is 0.5oz, and the full size is 2 oz and worth $60, then the deluxe sample is worth $15. Must be either new and unused, or very lightly used. Take 10% off value if lightly used/swatched Do not include deluxe’s if you've lightly used them even once. Foils = no value or $1 each (box coordinator may decide)   Packaging: Package things carefully (bubble wrap or tissue paper if possible) and put things in labeled Ziploc bags. Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found it Items that are more fragile (like perfume bottles) should be bubble wrapped individually Items will be organized in bags by type. Make sure products are wrapped well so they won’t leak or break and ruin other things in the box. Every item needs to be inside a plastic bag/Ziploc Label the Ziploc bags to outline the categoriy that goes into that specific bag Try not to pack more than a large flat rate USPS box can hold!  We want this to stay affordable for everyone. If you absolutely cannot fit into one box – give a head’s up to the next person!! Label the outside of the box with “Fragile” and “This Side Up” to further limit damage to the items inside the box   Courtesies: Don't put in anything unsanitary! (i.e. used lipgloss,  used liquid lipstick,  used cream products, used mascara) Post a picture and write info of what you took and left, with their condition and value – this way members can weigh in on the trades before shipping Include close up, open photos of any items that will be sealed that you cannot see the color through. This includes lipsticks, palettes, blushes, etc. No reserve items in the box for others, and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you - this is unfair to others participating Don't swatch items from the box - this is a hygienic precaution that we must take as a lot of people will be handling these items Swatched/used items must be labeled as such. All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box Sanatizing consists of spraying the item with a makeup sanitizer, or making your own with half parts 70% alcohol and water. Try not to put in LARGE full sized items, like large bottles over 8 oz. This box becomes very full and it is harder for the person repacking and forces them to take something they may not want or use. Exceptions can be made if someone really wants the item Must post photos of all swaps and wait for approval from the thread before sending the box to the next recipient. The box coordinator and 50% of participants should give the OK for your trade. Give the group 24 hours to review your trades and provide feedback.  Please contribute mid to high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. (Unless it’s a drugstore box) If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask!   Optional: Must adhere to online cataloging of values and trade-outs through a communal spreadsheet A required signature would be best. Please contact the person on the list after you about arranging for safe arrival, whether that means alternatively shipping to the person's workplace, or to a PO box, etc. Any larger items (full-size perfume, larger body care, larger skincare, large palettes) MUST be proposed first before adding to your trade. If the next 2-3 people aren't interested, please switch that item out.  Exceptions can be made if there is ample room in the box and there is interest later in the box.   Allowed in the box:   Depending on the box theme, you may include different items and brand levels. For a general TSB, rule of thumb is to only include mid to high end products (think brands sold at Sephora, The Bay, Nordstrom, etc). Fragrance can be included if it's in a spray bottle (can be 1/2 used if there is interest); rollerballs allowed only if lightly used/swatched/new Nail polish must only be lightly used, clean, and tightly closed Tools/Brushes/Cases/Bags as long as they are clean Anything that is sealed (as long as it fits with the other guidelines) Skin care items in tubes & bottles. Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopened Items will be organized in bags by type. Make sure products are wrapped well so they won't leak or break & ruin everything else Keep non-beauty related items to a minimum (please do not overload the box with makeup bags, cases, etc).   Not allowed in the box: Pre-made samples Drugstore or lower end items (unless a Drugstore box) Heavily used items (except for perfume) Swatching items in the box Any product that you “dunk” a wand into or you dip your fingers into (like lip gloss or mousse blush) if they’re not new and unused. These cannot be sanitized. Large or bulky items unless there is interest No duplicates unless they are high end or highly sought after products     Mail Tracking All participants must provide a tracking number for their shipment, posted to the thread upon receipt. Insurance specifications will be determined by the box leader per each individual box. However, a general rule of thumb is to cover the charity buy-in, if there is one. For example, if a box’s buy-in is $20 and there are 10 participants, each person should purchase enough insurance to cover $200. At the start of the box, each participant should PM the person who will next receive the box to determine shipping details. These shipping details should be confirmed again by PM before sending out the box. When specifying shipping instructions, choose the option that optimizes both the security of the box and timely retrieval, whether that means having the box shipped to a workplace to ensure a signature, to a PO Box, etc. Each participant is responsible for notifying box the box leader, as well as the participants before and after them, should their availability or instructions change. For Canadian TSBs, a rule of thumb for the train is to plan out the route based on location. Shipping costs can be extremely high and take quite a while; minimizing the distance between each stop is ideal for everyone.   Item tracking     Upon receiving the box, all participants must post photos of every item in the box to account for its contents. The box leader must confirm all items are present, but it is encouraged that all participants take inventory for greater accuracy and accountability. Box leaders are encouraged to utilize a spreadsheet that all participants can view online for greater accountability. Box leaders can also make the spreadsheet communal, providing participants with the ability to claim and add their own items to the list once trades have been approved. Google Sheets is free and available to edit to anyone with a link to the sheet—all changes save automatically within a web browser; certain spreadsheet cells can be “data locked” by the box leader following each trade to safeguard values and list contents, thus preventing potentially dishonest participants from changing or deleting them. PM Greenporchlights for a tutorial on how to set up a spreadsheet, disburse it to participants, lock data, format, etc. In lieu of, or in addition to, an electronic spreadsheet, box leaders may elect to use a physical tracking sheet in the box that participants must complete after trades have been approved.   Participant “Tracking” We cannot publically keep a place in the community for people who have had questionable trade experiences; however, please PM one of the sponsors to get guidance on this if you have questions. Before accepting any participant into a box, ask for references from other BT members and check the trade threads. Post trade thread links to this thread for easy reference checking. Box coordinators can post links to their box here so future box participants can easily check one place for references.   Helpful Links:  Below are links to Successful Trades:  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/List-of- Successful-Traders-January-2015/td-p/1852954[commu ...   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/Successf ul-Trades-or-TSB-Experiences/td-p/1012387[communit ...   Thank you!  GreenPorchLights, kbmatthews, Mrsbaine, Zpsid91        
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You got a point. We need to give the participant in question a chance to correct what is needed to be corrected. But If a person keeps the stuff without approval of grou... see post
Show me your nails!
I'm loving this nail polish from Nails Inc. I used the superfood base coat, Nailkale in Victoria and finished it off with the 45 second top coat.  The color is so rich and easy to apply.   
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Those are seriously gorgeous!! Perfect nails for a wedding! :D see post
Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick
Seems like liquid matte lipsticks are huge right now and Anastasia is joining the club with a collection of 20 shades, launching Jan 7th on her website and on Macys.com $20 each.   Here are the swatches for your viewing pleasure   I think the colors are gorgeous and there are at least three shades I know I will be buying.     What do you think?       EDIT: I basically stalked Norvina (Anastasia's daughter) because she's been wearing those lippies and testing them for I while and I got you some pictures so you can see how gorgeous these actually look... which might be not a good thing for us.    Pure Hollywood   Potion   Baby pink Vamp  Sad girl   American doll   Lovely   Vintage   Spicy    
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It worries me that Temptalia rated Pure Hollywood as a C-.  After seeing that, I think I will just wait for the KVD liquid lipsticks.  Too bad...the colors looked lovely... see post
Colourpop Highlighters
I bought these and they just came in today so I will be reviewing them as I wear each shade.     Today I wore Highly Waisted and I did put a bunch on because you all know how I love that glow!  I don't find it to be the most pigmented highlighter or anything.  It's fine but not amazing.  It applies nicely but I can't say to the blendability because I was going for a bam sort of look.  I wasn't intending to blend it into the skin.  I only wore it to dinner so  I can't speak to the longevity but I will be wearing a different shade to work tomorrow so then I can tell you how it lasts.     Here is a picture of me wearing Highly Waisted:  
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks nc!  see post
Make-up brushes
Hi everyone! I was hoping I could get some advice.  I have just really started getting into putting make-up on and I wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations on brushes.  I want to get some nice brushes to put on.  Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ makeitup305 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I second Real Techniques. They're super soft, affordable, and I haven't had one shed yet. They have several sets that are around $20. I think it's good to have a few che... see post
Q. How long do you keep makeup?
Hi all,   We've seen the lists of recommended expiry times of different types of makeup. They honestly seem way too soon unless you're wearing the same face every day. Given the fairly large makeup collections a lot of us own, do you think that advice doesn't really apply as products would get used (and exposed to air/bacteria) maybe once a week or so?    I currently have in my collection some lipsticks/liners, eyeshadows/liners and blushes that are 4-5 years old. I also tend to keep mascaras *much* longer than 3 months as I keep a few in use at a time for different looks...   How long do you personally keep things if they're still good, and have they ever caused any infections or other problems?
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BEAUTY MAVEN lyannastark / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. An obscenely long time :) see post
which Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer should i get???
hello, I'm going on a beach trip in two weeks and from all i've read for essentials tinted moisturizer is one of them and all through sephora the laura mercier is the one favorite I've seen. i'm a NC15 in the mac but a 4.75 in the giorgio armani (blended perfectly). from experience from makeup counters i am Fair with a red undertone so what would i be?. also which of the moisturizers is the best between the broad spectrum, illuminating, and oil free laura mercer tinted moisturizers? Thank you!
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BEAUTY BUFF haleyhamill / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Your skin sounds like my skin! Fair with a red undertone. Also, LAURA MERCIER is great, in my opinion! Her products are my overall favorite. The thing to keep in mind wi... see post
Bite Beauty Maple Collection? (Canada exclusive)
A few photos showed up on my instagram through Beautezine, and apparently there is a Canada-Exclusive lip collection coming out in July for the fall from Bite, let's call it the Maple Collection. It apparently features 5 matte lipsticks with a maple scent, and a Maple Agave Lip Mask. So jealous, I'd love to get my hands on a maple-scented agave lip mask! Here are the photos that Beautezine posted on her instagram:     and swatches:  
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm going to Italy in July and that was one of the first things I started to research too :D see post
Smokey eye - Which color?
My prom is next weekend and I want to create the perfect look. I'l be wearing a black dress and I'm accessorizing with red; I have red shoes, read earrings, and I was planning on doing a red lip. I'm conflicted because I don't know what to do for my eyes. I have blue eyes and I ant to make them pop with a glamorous, possibly smokey eye. How do I know if I should I do a black smokey eye or a brown/bronze/gold smokey eye?
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BEAUTY BOSS studz / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I would do a soft black smokey eye using a palette like Chanel's Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eyeshadow (the older line) in Smokey Eyes. It goes on really soft and much more natu... see post
VISEART ALERT!
Just wanted to let all you Viseart addicts know that ALL of the palettes (including the newest ones — Cool Mattes, Dark Mattes and Editorial Brights) are available online at Musebeauty (google it).   Happy shopping! I ordered Dark Mattes yesterday!
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HALL OF FAMER blackkitty2014 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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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 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day: LOOK 1 Julep in Bernadette (Black Onyx for February) and Claudia (Peridot for August) LOOK 2 Zoya in India Week 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14): Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Snappy Sorbet and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet Week 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17): Julep in Tammi Week 9 (3/22-3/28) - Springtime: Julep in Fifi, Nails Inc in Cherry Garden Street Week 10 (3/29-4/4) - Let Someone Else Choose: Julep in Avery, Julep in Renee, Julep in Lani, Kiss Nail Art Paint in Black Week 11 (4/5-411) - Easter, Springtime Redux: Nail Break - used Formula X Sheer Strength in Enduring Week 12 (4/12-4/18) - Wedding Nails Week 13 (4/19-4/25) - Good & Bad Luck Week 14 (4/26-5/2) - April Showers Bring May Flowers 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 piecesWeek 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day: LOOK 1 Julep in Bernadette (Black Onyx for February) and Claudia (Peridot for August) LOOK 2 Zoya in IndiaWeek 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14): Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Snappy Sorbet and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint SorbetWeek 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17): Julep in TammiWeek 9 (3/22-3/28) - Springtime: Julep in Fifi, Nails Inc in Cherry Garden StreetWeek 10 (3/29-4/4) - Let Someone Else Choose: Julep in Avery, Julep in Renee, Julep in Lani, Kiss Nail Art Paint in BlackWeek 11 (4/5-411) - Easter, Springtime Redux: Nail Break - used Formula X Sheer Strength in EnduringWeek 12 (4/12-4/18) - Wedding NailsWeek 13 (4/19-4/25) - Good & Bad LuckWeek 14 (4/26-5/2) - April Showers Bring May Flowers   Current:   Week 15 (5/3-5/9) - Show off your favorites Got a favorite polish?  Brand?  Design or style?  Show us!   Future OPTIONAL Themes: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 16 (5/10-5/16) - Glitter Bomb This week, show off the GLITTER! Week 17 (5/17-5/23) - Graduation It's graduation season!  Pick colors from your current school, your alma mater, a school you like, or just nails you'd rock at a graduation celebration. Week 18 (5/24-5/30) - A Day Outdoors May is National Bike Month, National Barbecue Month, National Hamburger/Salad Month, and overall the month everyone kicks off summer celebrations.  Think picnics, barbecue, bike rides, warm-weather activities! Week 19 (5/31-6/6) - Candy Inspired June is, among other things, National Candy Month!  All things sugar and candy inspired work for this week! Week 16 (5/10-5/16) - Glitter BombThis week, show off the GLITTER!Week 17 (5/17-5/23) - GraduationIt's graduation season!  Pick colors from your current school, your alma mater, a school you like, or just nails you'd rock at a graduation celebration.Week 18 (5/24-5/30) - A Day OutdoorsMay is National Bike Month, National Barbecue Month, National Hamburger/Salad Month, and overall the month everyone kicks off summer celebrations.  Think picnics, barbecue, bike rides, warm-weather activities!Week 19 (5/31-6/6) - Candy InspiredJune is, among other things, National Candy Month!  All things sugar and candy inspired work for this week!  
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BEAUTY PRO Grahamcrackers / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
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SIMPLE MAKEUP ADVICE THAT CHANGED YOUR GAME
have you ever had an a-ha moment after a  very simple suggestion was thrown your way?    i'm not talking years of practice leading to mastering the craft here. but rather when  your makeup game changed for the better after a tiny tweak in technique and / or perspective.   i was chatting with a friend about it, i realized i had a couple and thought it would be a cool thing to discuss here--for fun, and to share what could possibly be a-ha moments for others !   my first proper simple suggestion to how i approached makeup was years ago, but still after  years  of struggle to find a foundation that really did match my skin. a friend makeup artist told me i had neutral-to-yellow undertones (she also said 'olive but too pale to even tell'.... too pale to even tell will be the name of my memoirs ) and to try out japanese brand foundations. i eventually found bobbi brown, giorgio armani and nars, too, and that struggle was put to rest.   my second  ohhhhhh  moment was relatively more recently, when i was advised to apply liner (particularly winged, liquid/gel liner) with my eyes open, rather than closed. this. changed. everything. for me. i'd always struggled because i have ever-so-slightly hooded eyes, and when i applied the perfect wing to closed eyes, everything was pointing the wrong way when i opened them. and with this simple suggestion, suddenly something i felt i'd never learn how to swing was remarkably easy and almost foolproof. same goes for eyeshadow (particularly in the crease) though to a lesser degree.   how about you ??    
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HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For some reason both of mine are from Courteney Cox interviews. One I think I read in Seventeen magazine a bajillion years ago but it always stuck with me because it wor... see post
Velour lashes?
Are they worth it? Are they really different? I'm debating...heeeeelp me decide
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BEAUTY BUFF haleyhamill / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
They look so awesome on you! I've been thinking about false lashes for a while now, and your post makes me want to try them more! see post
Lipstick- Kat Von D Lolita
I cannot seem to get my hands on Kat Von D's Lolita lipstick! Any recommendations for a similar lipstick?    Thank you! 
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi smash2318,   Which formulation do you prefer? The liquid lipstick or the Studded Kiss Lipstick Lolita? I find that Marc Jacobs' New Nudes Sheer Lip Gel in  Role P... see post
Besame Lipsticks!!
A fellow BTer just pointed out to me that a handful of the Besame Lipsticks shades are now available on Sephora's website!!!! 
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HALL OF FAMER greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I ordered mine several months ago. Perhaps they ran out of them? see post
I'm a 3Y07 what color should I chose in lancome miracle cushion?
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi helenouch,   I'd suggest  320 Bisque W in the Miracle Cushion Compact!   http://www.sephora.com/miracle-cushion-liquid-cushion-compact-foundation-P396242?sk... see post
Lace Lashes Gone?
Do my eyes deceive me?  Are they finally gone from the sale section?  Emerald ring thing still there..... 
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BEAUTY BUFF haleyhamill / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I religiously check the sale section, and noticed the lace lashes disappeared as well. Are you talking about the the SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE Emerald Ti... see post
Color Hit nail polish--Looking for 1st Night dupe
So, I decided to break out one of my Color Hit nail polishes, and I fell in love with the shade called 1st Night, which was described as "old pink."    I'm looking for a dupe for that color because it's perfect with my skin tone. Any recommendations? I prefer Sephora-carried brands or salon brands, but I appreciate any leads!   Thanks in advance! (I'd also be willing to trade makeup and nail polish that I have for Color Hit in 1st Night, so PM me if you have it and want to trade!)  
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BEAUTY BOSS PopularMakeup / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Chaotika573, let us know which Zoya shades you are getting, and how you like them. I have a few Zoya polishes, and really like them! see post
Givenchy Confetti Powder relase?
Hi everyone, I searched everywhere for this answer but can't seem to find one. So please point me in the right direction if this has been asked already!   Does anyone know if Sephora will carry the gorgeous shimmery powder in the confetti case (part of the Spring 2015 collection)? I know they are basically sold out everywhere and Sephora is probably my only hope in Canada (I don't think Holt Renfrew or The Bay or Murale carries Givenchy makeup...just the fragrances).   If so... might any one have an idea of a release date?
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I called when it got to NY because it stayed there for a while. And all the woman would tell me is that I have to be patient because it could take months for my package ... see post
which shade of NARS radiant creamy concealer is suited for Indian-Asian skin tone.
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Awesome and thank you for sharing them as well so other users can check them out! :D see post
Best eye kohl? Most authentic?
I'm a huge fan of the Lancome eye kohl stick.  I also love my Thierry Mugler more authentic kohl.  And I even like the Maybelline Master Kajal.  I promise I really am working (hard!) this afternoon but suddenly I just needed to ask..what are the best eye kohls...pencil or other...out there?  Any reliable authentic eye kohls that are available in the US that won't lead to blindness?  Where and how can I get them? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Those are great suggestions!  I do worry about less regulated products so close to my eye! see post
Recommend a BB or CC with good SPF coverage?
I've been wearing Stila's CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum as my daytime go to cream. I really like it. It looks good on me (I wear the Light shade), natural not heavy, it's not oily, doesn't make me break out and so on.   However, as summer approaches I need something with a higher SPF.   Please recommend a daily wear BB or CC with high SPF. I'd like something somewhere between matte and luminous; as I get older I find truly matte products look harsh and aging, but neither do I want to be sparkly. I have fair skin and I've had trouble in the past with products being too dark or too orange.
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SPECIAL GUEST ElleSFO / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks for the tip. That's super helpful! I just placed an order and got the sample. see post
Help me with my sweaty face!
Hi! I used the search bar for this topic, but a few of them were older and didn't get too many responses, so I hope no one minds I started another one.   I do not have oily skin; if anything, it's normal with some dry patches in winter. I have always had a very sweaty face in the warmer months, and the more products I use, the worse things get.   So here's my routine: -I use Vaniqa cream, which slows down the growth of facial hair, on my upper lip. -I use a moisturizer or serum, depending. -I use Neutrogena sheer touch SPF -then I will use a very light foundation (either a BB cream or Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation or Loreal True Match).    So, I have all these products on my face, and they start sweating off and mixing, and it looks and feels gross. You can actually see it building up. Applying powder only makes it look cakey.    The thing is I am also very pale (MAC NC 15, Pantone 3Y01) and my skin is thin, so I need a high SPF and I also need to even out my skin.    I would appreciate anyone's suggestions! I was thinking about a primer, but I am hesitant to add in another product!  
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HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ugh, yes, when the foundation balls up! gahhh! see post
Nars Copacabana vs BECCA Pearl
Hello, pale girl here looking for a liquid highlighter.  I am stuck between the Nars Copacabana and BECCA Pearl.  I prefer liquid so I can use it on my décolleté as well.   http://www.sephora.com/illuminator-P284301?skuId=1 307578 http://www.sephora.com/shimmering-skin-perfector-s pf-25-P375987?skuId=740712   Here is a pic of me for reference.  This was taken in the natural light with only a tinted moisturizer applied.  I am usually the second shade in on most foundations: light, neutral.     I would be especially grateful if any fellow pale ladies has swatches of both of these.  I cannot find a pic online that has them side by side.  
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SCENE QUEEN balibu / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I love Benefit High Beam! see post