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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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BEAUTY BOSS virgo87 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I picked up Sable Smoke & Sweet Mystery in the permanent line. I picked up Julian, Austin and Addison from L&B collection. see post
Lipstick Playground
Hello there my fellow lipstick junkies!   This thread is a playground for all lipstick junkies out there. A place where we can share anything about our darlings. Because... c'mon! We need our personal space to play, right? Please, feel free to share anything and everything about your lovelies: hand/lip swatches, your staples, must haves, loved ones, not so loved ones, "fails", nasty lil buggers, lipstick of the day , new acquisitions, old flames, experiments, creative stuff, thoughts on lippies, challenges... lots and lots of photos, of course... You get the picture...  "Anything goes!" ( to quote our lovely DiVWA )   Post, share, discus, and the most important thing - have fun!   I declare our lippie playground officially open!     Lippie junkies united!!!
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That is just stunning on you. see post
Weekly Color Challenge V.2.0
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Grey/Silver! Grey/Silver! Hey folks! Come join me in a color challenge!   The [original] rules: Each week (Sunday- Saturday) there will be a new color to incorporate into your makeup looks. It can be one item of that color or a whole face. Try to incorporate it 4-5 times during the week, and post your pic, or discuss your colors here with everyone! If you can only do a day or two, that's fine too! This should be fun! For folks on a No Buy, it's a great way to Shop your collection. I hope you'll join me!   Sprytely edition addition:  I will be adding some fun (hopefully, lol) bonus challenges. Let us know if your look qualifies for a bonus!    Schedule Jan 24-March 5th: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Jan 24-Jan 30th: Wildcard! Pick a palette and/or lipstick line for the week and try to come up with as many different looks as possible! Jan 31-Feb 6th: Moss green Feb 7-Feb 13th: Grey/silver Feb 14-Feb 20th: pink Feb 21-Feb 27: bronze Feb 28-March 5: white* *super challenge Jan 24-Jan 30th: Wildcard! Pick a palette and/or lipstick line for the week and try to come up with as many different looks as possible!Jan 31-Feb 6th: Moss greenFeb 7-Feb 13th: Grey/silverFeb 14-Feb 20th: pinkFeb 21-Feb 27: bronzeFeb 28-March 5: white**super challenge   Grey and Silver are very versatile colors! Why? Because they're NEUTRALS! This means that they pair well with, well.. Can you think of anything they don't look good with?! Generally with makeup when we think neutral we think kind of brown/nude/"skin" colors. Let's see if we can challenge that!   Swatches and Inspiration: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bonus Challenges: Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Mix your metals! Silver and gold, silver and copper, silver and bronze...three at a time?! -I still want to see some false lashes! -Mix your metals! Silver and gold, silver and copper, silver and bronze...three at a time?!-I still want to see some false lashes!  
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HALL OF FAMER Sprytely / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wowza! see post
Upcoming BITE Beauty Releases
With all of the various threads dedicated to particular brands, I thought it would be fun to have one specifically for BITE Beauty. This thread is for talking about current products, upcoming releases and general brand love!   Upcoming: February 23 | Amuse Bouche Lipstick | 34 shades (permanent) $26         http://www.sephora.com/amuse-bouche-lipstick-P4050 57   Current: Matte Crème Lip Crayon | Pastille, Red Velvet, Blood Orange, Pink Lady, Rosehip, Blanc (permanent) $24                                                           http://www.sephora.com/product/P387705   Luminous Crème Lipstick | Bellini, Mimosa, Kir Royale (LE) $24              http://www.sephora.com/product/P283903 Past Releases: Spoiler (Highlight to read) (2015) Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Series 001 - 012 (LE) (Holiday 2015) Mix N Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos (LE) (Holiday 2015) Best BITE Rewind Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon Set (LE) (Holiday 2015) BITE Discovery Set (LE) (CA Exclusive) 'Mauvember' Luminous Crème Lipstick (LE) (US exclusive) Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick (LE) Opal Matte Crème Lipstick (permanent) Opal Crème Lip Gloss (permanent) (CA exclusive) Maple Matte Crème Lipstick (LE) (CA exclusive) Maple Agave Lip Mask (permanent)  (2015) Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Series 001 - 012 (LE)(Holiday 2015) Mix N Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos (LE)(Holiday 2015) Best BITE Rewind Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon Set (LE)(Holiday 2015) BITE Discovery Set (LE)(CA Exclusive) 'Mauvember' Luminous Crème Lipstick (LE)(US exclusive) Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick (LE)Opal Matte Crème Lipstick (permanent)Opal Crème Lip Gloss (permanent)(CA exclusive) Maple Matte Crème Lipstick (LE)(CA exclusive) Maple Agave Lip Mask (permanent)   
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HALL OF FAMER Anewxa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks mocha! I want to shop your stash. I was actually looking for a swatch of richard and here it is, awesome! Jeanne looks beautiful too.  see post
Tatcha Lipsticks
Has anyone tried these?  I just got an email from them announcing their Spring release, the Plum Blossom 23-Karat lipstick.  It's a gorgeous color (rose/nude) and I'm dying to get it.  But for $55?!!?   I figure someone on BT must have tried their lipstick.  I'd love to get some feedback, about their lipsticks in general and/or this color in particular.  I like their skincare, so have high hopes for this, but their lipstick is a mystery to me.  Any help?
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HALL OF FAMER Nicrohr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh this is good to hear I was afraid it would be orangey-rose on me too! see post
THE SWATCH REQUEST THREAD !
alright, here it is. use this thread to request swatches. the guidelines are up to you and your needs: single swatches, comparison swatches, specific skin tone swatches   when comparisons are requested, feel free to provide whatever you have of that request--i want anyone to participate and contribute if they want to. have fun, hope this is helpful !
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just tried to take a picture of me wearing Mulberry, but the lighting was just not happening. But putting it on reminded me of a couple of things about this shade. One... see post
Let's Talk About NARS!
A lot of the other big beauty brands have their own threads now, so I thought, why not NARS?   Let's share news about new collections, feedback on products, etc here. Spring 2016: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Summer 2016: Have you picked up anything from the collection so far?  Do tell! 
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HALL OF FAMER m26430 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you so much! :D see post
new glasses..and now my makeup looks awful??
So I finally decided to change my glasses i got a new prescription and now when doing my makeup i notice every little flaw just one change over night and my foundation routine which has been looking great lately now lm unhappy with it.  my prescription was getting old and i have astigmatism. Does this happen to any of you who wear glasses?   also am i just seeing everything with super vision and others wont be able to tell? also taking photos my face makeup looks fine i just cant get over how i look at myself in the mirror 
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BEAUTY BOSS JennBeth / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Yes!  I got a magnifying mirror and the same thing happened.  I think it's just the "different" registering.  In a few days, you'll feel like you look normal again.   ... see post
NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint
I was chosen by Sephora to receive lab samples of all the shades in this new product from NARS.  I'm so thankful to Sephora for reaching out and sending me this.  I thought I'd start a thread where I can share my opinion about this line once I start testing it.  I'm sure I'm not the only BTer to receive this so feel free to voice your opinions here as well.  
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HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It totally smells citrusy to me as well! see post
Best liquid lipstick?
I do this periodically.  I can't judge liquid lipsticks.  Yes, I can tell the difference between 1,000 red regular lipsticks but the liquid ones leave me confused.  So, to update my never ending question, which liquid lipstick is your must have?  Brand, shade, both, whatever.  Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ kilov / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Seconded. I finally recieved my order from Hautelook and it was love at first swipe. Easy to apply, tries matte, very comfortable, and doesn't budge while drinking and s... see post
Invite Only Fragrance TSB
    ***I will also be hosting an OPEN FRAGRANCE TSB in May (unless someone else wants to host one sooner)***   Starting February 22nd ! This fragrance TSB is to share favorite scents and rehome ones that just didn't agree with us from HE and niche/indie brands.   If for some reason I can't weigh in on a trade or this TSB is out while I'm traveling in April and some sort of decision is needed then my co-host Libellules will step in! Yay!   Confirmed participants: Spoiler (Highlight to read) (in no particular order) Libellules (co-host!-middle) sister13 (would prefer a spot near the end) TriesToBoClassy(second half of box) MeganLisa lipstick4soul TheSocialQuota (placement subject to Life) buggirl (middle/5-8 spot) GreenPorchLights (in no particular order)Libellules (co-host!-middle)sister13 (would prefer a spot near the end)TriesToBoClassy(second half of box)MeganLisalipstick4soulTheSocialQuota (placement subject to Life)buggirl (middle/5-8 spot)GreenPorchLights Rules to TSB by: Spoiler (Highlight to read)  -brand equivelancies and/or desirability equivelancies; think about it.  -samples, decants, minis, coffrets can all be lightly used/less than full (don't prove me wrong and be a jerkface, then I'll be sad, and sad Sprytelies are just pathetic) -rollerballs--NEW only, please -please LIST your ins and outs (brand/house, scent, and general size) -mail the box on within 5 post office business days, or let us know ASAP if that's a problem and you need it a little longer (it's a lot of small not necessarily visually interesting stuff to go through! lol and this will give you time to research scents you're unfamiliar with to see if you're interested!)  -ship via either USPS or UPS, this will generally be ground shipping and take longer than usual.  -I will accept donations for the open fragrance TSB I will be hosting in May, if there are samples or minis that you just don't want taking up space in your life anymore! lol  -brand equivelancies and/or desirability equivelancies; think about it. -samples, decants, minis, coffrets can all be lightly used/less than full (don't prove me wrong and be a jerkface, then I'll be sad, and sad Sprytelies are just pathetic)-rollerballs--NEW only, please-please LIST your ins and outs (brand/house, scent, and general size)-mail the box on within 5 post office business days, or let us know ASAP if that's a problem and you need it a little longer (it's a lot of small not necessarily visually interesting stuff to go through! lol and this will give you time to research scents you're unfamiliar with to see if you're interested!) -ship via either USPS or UPS, this will generally be ground shipping and take longer than usual. -I will accept donations for the open fragrance TSB I will be hosting in May, if there are samples or minis that you just don't want taking up space in your life anymore! lol   Let us put together a list of what each person is willing to decant and how many samples they're willing to make and who would be interested (so we're not wasting anything) as well as ISO lists, if you happen to have one.   Tips for decanting: Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Decanting supplies (pipettes and vials) will be included in the TSB for those who don't already have them. -Please label decants CLEARLY -Wait until you see what's in the box and what you want before decanting, that way you'll know you can trade it for something you want! -Decanting supplies (pipettes and vials) will be included in the TSB for those who don't already have them.-Please label decants CLEARLY-Wait until you see what's in the box and what you want before decanting, that way you'll know you can trade it for something you want! Key: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Product name * for each decant they'd be willing to make (names of interested parties)   example: Fresh Cannabis Santal ** (Sprytely) so person X has Fresh's Cannabis Santal, they'd be willing to do two decants but Sprytely is the only interested party. Product name* for each decant they'd be willing to make(names of interested parties) example:Fresh Cannabis Santal ** (Sprytely)so person X has Fresh's Cannabis Santal, they'd be willing to do two decants but Sprytely is the only interested party. Sprytely: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: Serge Lutens Datura Noir** (sister) Serge Lutens fille en anguilles** Serge Lutens Chergui** (sister, GPL) Serge Lutens Five o'clock au gingembre** (GPL, TTBC, libellules) Acgua di Parma Aqua nobile gelsomino*** (sister) Floris Lily of the Valley ** (TTBC) Penhaligon Ostara* (TTBC) Penhaligon LP No.9* L'Artisan Parfeumer Tea for Two *** (GPL, TTBC, libellules) Dior Diorissimo EDT ** Lili Bermuda Mary Celestia **maaaybe* (libellules) ISO: nothing specific, my tastes are all over the place! Could decant erge Lutens Datura Noir** (sister)Serge Lutens fille en anguilles**Serge Lutens Chergui** (sister, GPL)Serge Lutens Five o'clock au gingembre** (GPL, TTBC, libellules)Acgua di Parma Aqua nobile gelsomino*** (sister)Floris Lily of the Valley ** (TTBC)Penhaligon Ostara* (TTBC)Penhaligon LP No.9*L'Artisan Parfeumer Tea for Two *** (GPL, TTBC, libellules)Dior Diorissimo EDT **Lili Bermuda Mary Celestia **maaaybe* (libellules)ISO: nothing specific, my tastes are all over the place! Libellules: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: Chanel Chance EDP***** L'Antichambre Le Chocolat** (sister13, TTBC) L'Antichambre Fir Balsam* L'Antichambre Poivre* (buggirl) Marni EDP***** (Sprytely) Prada Ambre**(TTBC) Serge Lutens Fleur d'Oranger** (sister13, TTBC, Sprytely) Serge Lutens Gris Clair* (TTBC, GPL) Serge Lutens Serge Noire** Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar** (sister13) (buggirl) Tom Ford Amber Absolute** (buggirl, TTBC) Tom Ford Oud Wood* (swiping this one from my BF :x) (Sprytely) Tom Ford Noire Pour Femme* Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille* (GPL) Tom Ford Tuscan Leather** (buggirl) ISO:  I love me some smokey! Also would love to find a gourmand coffee or minty fragrance :x Could decant:Chanel Chance EDP*****L'Antichambre Le Chocolat** (sister13, TTBC)L'Antichambre Fir Balsam*L'Antichambre Poivre* (buggirl)Marni EDP***** (Sprytely)Prada Ambre**(TTBC)Serge Lutens Fleur d'Oranger** (sister13, TTBC, Sprytely)Serge Lutens Gris Clair* (TTBC, GPL)Serge Lutens Serge Noire**Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar** (sister13) (buggirl)Tom Ford Amber Absolute** (buggirl, TTBC)Tom Ford Oud Wood* (swiping this one from my BF :x) (Sprytely)Tom Ford Noire Pour Femme*Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille* (GPL)Tom Ford Tuscan Leather** (buggirl)ISO: I love me some smokey! Also would love to find a gourmand coffee or minty fragrance :x sister13: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: Annick Goutal Le Jasmin EDP (LE)** Bond No. 9 Nuits de Noho* (Libellules) Byredo Bal d'Afrique** (L4S, GPL, Buggirl) By Kilian Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi?** (Libellules) Chanel No. 5 eau Premiere*** Chanel Coco Noir** (TTBC, GPL) Chanel Une Fleur de Chanel* Christian Lacroix for Women** D&G 1 L'Imperatrice** D&G 10 La Roue de la Fortune** Estée Lauder Tuscany per Donna** Estée Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude* Frederic Malle Carnal Flower*** (Sprytely, TTBC, GPL, Libellules) Guerlain Angelique Noir** (TTBC, L4S, GPL) Guerlain Terracotta* (L4S) Jil Sander No. 4** (Sprytely) La Prairie Silver Rain* Libre d'Orange Remarkable People*** Lily Bermuda South Water** (TTBC) Monyette Paris (EDT)** The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit* (Sprytely, L4S) Tokyomilk Bittersweet** Tokyomilk La Vie la mort** Tokyomilk Tainted Love** Tom Ford Costa Azzura** (Sprytely, Buggirl) Valentina Pink** Van Cleef & Arpel Faerie Spring Blossom** (TTBC) ISO: SL Tuberuese Criminelle, Chanel Gardenia, By Kilian Boutique Exclusives or Middle East Exclusives (long shot), or other great Tuberose, Jasmine or Gardenia, and/or Amber scents. Could decant:Annick Goutal Le Jasmin EDP (LE)**Bond No. 9 Nuits de Noho* (Libellules)Byredo Bal d'Afrique** (L4S, GPL, Buggirl)By Kilian Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi?** (Libellules)Chanel No. 5 eau Premiere***Chanel Coco Noir** (TTBC, GPL)Chanel Une Fleur de Chanel*Christian Lacroix for Women**D&G 1 L'Imperatrice**D&G 10 La Roue de la Fortune**Estée Lauder Tuscany per Donna**Estée Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude*Frederic Malle Carnal Flower*** (Sprytely, TTBC, GPL, Libellules)Guerlain Angelique Noir** (TTBC, L4S, GPL)Guerlain Terracotta* (L4S)Jil Sander No. 4** (Sprytely)La Prairie Silver Rain*Libre d'Orange Remarkable People***Lily Bermuda South Water** (TTBC)Monyette Paris (EDT)**The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit* (Sprytely, L4S)Tokyomilk Bittersweet**Tokyomilk La Vie la mort**Tokyomilk Tainted Love**Tom Ford Costa Azzura** (Sprytely, Buggirl)Valentina Pink**Van Cleef & Arpel Faerie Spring Blossom** (TTBC)ISO L Tuberuese Criminelle, Chanel Gardenia, By Kilian Boutique Exclusives or Middle East Exclusives (long shot), or other great Tuberose, Jasmine or Gardenia, and/or Amber scents. TriesToBoClassy: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: Fresh Sake** (Sprytely, GPL) Fresh Life** Gucci Envy (discontinued)* Hermes Jardin Sur le Nil** Hermes Kelly Caleche* Hermes 24 Faubourg Eau Delicate** Dior Miss Dior Eau Fraiche (discontinued)** Eau D'Italie Sienne L'hiver** Serge Lutens Vierge de Fer* (GPL,libellules) Stella McCartney EdP (old ver)* Jo Malone Dark Amber & Gingerlily**(buggirl, GPL, Sprytely) Tom Ford Santal Blush**(buggirl, libellules, GPL) ISO: Could decant:Fresh Sake** (Sprytely, GPL)Fresh Life**Gucci Envy (discontinued)*Hermes Jardin Sur le Nil**Hermes Kelly Caleche*Hermes 24 Faubourg Eau Delicate**Dior Miss Dior Eau Fraiche (discontinued)**Eau D'Italie Sienne L'hiver**Serge Lutens Vierge de Fer* (GPL,libellules)Stella McCartney EdP (old ver)*Jo Malone Dark Amber & Gingerlily**(buggirl, GPL, Sprytely)Tom Ford Santal Blush**(buggirl, libellules, GPL)ISO: MeganLisa: lipstick4soul: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar (TTBC, Sprytely) ISO: pretty much anything from The Different Company, rose or violet scents that aren't powdery (surprisingly hard to find) and salt notes that aren't too aquatic or mainstream.  Could decant:Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar (TTBC, Sprytely)ISO: pretty much anything from The Different Company, rose or violet scents that aren't powdery (surprisingly hard to find) and salt notes that aren't too aquatic or mainstream.  TheSocialQuota: buggirl: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: ds and durga mississipi medicine**** (GPL, Sprytely, Sister) ds and durga debaser**** (GPL, Sprytely, TTBC, Sister, Libellules) aveda isesi* fresh strawberry flowers**** fresh sugar lemon**** acqua di colonia s.m. novella**** LaVanilla vanilla grapefruit** Balenciaga rosa botanica** ISO:  in general woody, spicy, OUD, amber, fig, vanilla.  In general not into florals, but I can be when they're a part of something complex.  I would like to try boutique perfumes when possible as I have very little access to non-commercial brands where I live.  There are a couple of diptych perfurmes I am specially interested in trying- Oud palao, Eu Duelle Could decant:ds and durga mississipi medicine**** (GPL, Sprytely, Sister)ds and durga debaser**** (GPL, Sprytely, TTBC, Sister, Libellules)aveda isesi*fresh strawberry flowers****fresh sugar lemon****acqua di colonia s.m. novella****LaVanilla vanilla grapefruit**Balenciaga rosa botanica**ISO:  in general woody, spicy, OUD, amber, fig, vanilla.  In general not into florals, but I can be when they're a part of something complex.  I would like to try boutique perfumes when possible as I have very little access to non-commercial brands where I live.  There are a couple of diptych perfurmes I am specially interested in trying- Oud palao, Eu Duelle GreenPorchLights: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Could decant: L'Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant***** (Sprytely, Libellules) Tom Ford Champaca Absolute** (buggirl, L4S) Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot***** (buggirl) Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao***** (Sprytely, TTBC, L4S, Libellules) Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir EDP*** (TTBC) Givenchy Ange ou Demon** (TTBC) Hanae Mori Butterfly**** Tocca Simone*** Thierry Mugler Angel** Diptyque Philosykos EDT* (buggirl) Commodity Paper** See by Chloe** Atelier Cologne Sud Magnolia* Atelier Cologne Figuer Ardent* (Sprytely) Atelier Cologne Cedar Atlas* Chanel Chance Eau Tendre* (Sprytely) ISO:  Narcisso Rodriguez for Her l'Absolu, Tom Ford Santal Blush, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Atelier Cologne Santal Carmine, Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis, Diptyque 34, any Serge Lutens, any Le Labo, any Byredo, any Annick Goutal, any Bella Freud, any Comme des Garcons, any Memo, any SoOud, any Odin. Could decant:L'Artisan Parfumeur Safran Troublant***** (Sprytely, Libellules)Tom Ford Champaca Absolute** (buggirl, L4S)Jo Malone Oud & Bergamot***** (buggirl)Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao***** (Sprytely, TTBC, L4S, Libellules)Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir EDP*** (TTBC)Givenchy Ange ou Demon** (TTBC)Hanae Mori Butterfly****Tocca Simone***Thierry Mugler Angel**Diptyque Philosykos EDT* (buggirl)Commodity Paper**See by Chloe**Atelier Cologne Sud Magnolia*Atelier Cologne Figuer Ardent* (Sprytely)Atelier Cologne Cedar Atlas*Chanel Chance Eau Tendre* (Sprytely)ISO: Narcisso Rodriguez for Her l'Absolu, Tom Ford Santal Blush, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Atelier Cologne Santal Carmine, Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis, Diptyque 34, any Serge Lutens, any Le Labo, any Byredo, any Annick Goutal, any Bella Freud, any Comme des Garcons, any Memo, any SoOud, any Odin. Parties interested in L4S' Sniffing offer Spoiler (Highlight to read) Sprytely Libellules TTBC Buggirl TSQ Sister13 GPL SprytelyLibellulesTTBCBuggirlTSQSister13GPL   I do plan on keeping my spreadsheet updated with everyone's trades. Spoiler (Highlight to read) https://www.icloud.com/numbers/000cG7sKAu55H_dQkPE PVfrxg#Fragrance_TSB_-_Invite_2016 https://www.icloud.com/numbers/000cG7sKAu55H_dQkPE PVfrxg#Fragrance_TSB_-_Invite_2016  
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HALL OF FAMER Sprytely / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have a technician coming out on Friday morning to hopefully fix my connectivity issues. Until then please bear with me :-) (and if they're not fixed Friday then feel fre... see post
im a mess help
My face is so oily. i use a kat von d matte foundation with spray, primer and powder. When i matched it it was perfect to my face but a week later my face shade ismt the same and top of that the foundation wont stay on my face all day. This is not the foundation though this is a reaccuring issue with many of my foundations. i dont know what im doing wrong and i need help with everything. i go to sephora and ulta and i just hear the same things, and nothings working
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Laurham,   jemly's started you on the right path - if oiliness is a really consistent issues (across different primers, foundations, etc) then it's probably best ... see post
MAC Love and Releases Thread!
Since MAC has so many releases coming I thought we could share this info here and our love for the brand   ** MAC SELECT - NEW LOYALTY PROGRAM / US ONLY** Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Flamingo Park - ONLINE NOW & IN STORES NOW     FEBRUARY   Zac Posen - FEB 24 ONLINE, FEB 25 IN STORES Spoiler (Highlight to read)   MARCH MAC x Charlotte Olympia TINASHE eye palette - March 17th ONLINE ONLY Spoiler (Highlight to read) All Hands on Deck – light green shimmer (Veluxe Pearl) Black Water – black with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl) Midnight Sun – shimmer mocha (Satin) Revelry – mauvey purple grey (Fatin) Flame – mint silver shimmer (Veluxe Pearl) Gleam – barely pinked gold (Lustre) Vulnerable – soft pearly purple (Lustre) Amethyst – deep purple with pink pearl (Satin) Quarry – soft muted plum brown (Matte) All Hands on Deck – light green shimmer (Veluxe Pearl)Black Water – black with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl)Midnight Sun – shimmer mocha (Satin)Revelry – mauvey purple grey (Fatin)Flame – mint silver shimmer (Veluxe Pearl)Gleam – barely pinked gold (Lustre)Vulnerable – soft pearly purple (Lustre)Amethyst – deep purple with pink pearl (Satin)Quarry – soft muted plum brown (Matte) HALSEY Lipstick - March 31st ONLINE ONLY   APRIL DEJ LOAF Lipglass - April 14th ONLINE ONLY LION BABE Liquidlast Liner - April 28th ONLINE ONLY   MAY MAC x Chris Chang Spoiler (Highlight to read) MAC x Chris Chang   Cream Colour Base Peony Pavilion Rich Coral Sock It Xiqu   Eye Shadows Electric Mandarin Mu Mu Bloom Pale Pipa Royal Woo   Lipsticks Cloud Gait DDDevilish Gold XIXI Plum Princess Vermillion Vee   Fluidline Blacktrack   Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Pressed Powder MAC x Chris Chang  Cream Colour BasePeony PavilionRich CoralSock It Xiqu Eye ShadowsElectric MandarinMu Mu BloomPale PipaRoyal Woo LipsticksCloud GaitDDDevilishGold XIXIPlum PrincessVermillion Vee FluidlineBlacktrack Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Pressed Powder Coming soon in 2016 MAC x Selena MAC x Brooke Candy Part 2 New Mineralized Skinfinishes New Strobe products New cream highlight/contour Spring/Summer 2016 Mariah Carey Beauty Icon Collection ** mini lipsticks / collection unknown** Future MAC (grey mineralized lipstick) New brow products MAC x Tanya Taylor NYC   ***Updated FEB  8 2016***    
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Applying process.
Morning ladies, yesterday I went to the mall to buy MAC oil-control lotion, nyx green primer(which reduces redness) and Urban Decay setting spray. I am very oily so I am trying to minimize/reduce the oil. Is there a certain way I am suppose to apply them. I apply the MAC oil-control lotion, my primer, then the nyx green primer. I am just so tired of buying different foundations because none seem to make a difference for me.   
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awesome to hear you've got a shopping trip lined up!   Even if you don't get to try on all the formulas all over your face, if you find a few favorites or stand-outs f... see post
Mask TSB
Mask TSB, ROUND TWO  to start in  March . (Specific date TBD)   Round 1 participants have first dibs on round two, then we follow the waitlist.   Participation Requirements:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) -18 or older -live in the US or Canada (let me know which; Canadians things work a little differently for) -Have 500+ hearts, or be on the successful traders list, or have successfully participated in previous TSBs, all that said, this is at my discretion and if I don't know who you are I will ask around before making a decision -be willing to provide box coordinator(s) with your name, shipping address, and personal e-mail address -be able to afford shipping -be willing to post tracking numbers -be able to photograph and catalogue your ins and outs -be able to get the box back in the mail within four post office business days (so not counting Sundays or Holidays) -18 or older-live in the US or Canada (let me know which; Canadians things work a little differently for)-Have 500+ hearts, or be on the successful traders list, or have successfully participated in previous TSBs, all that said, this is at my discretion and if I don't know who you are I will ask around before making a decision-be willing to provide box coordinator(s) with your name, shipping address, and personal e-mail address-be able to afford shipping-be willing to post tracking numbers-be able to photograph and catalogue your ins and outs-be able to get the box back in the mail within four post office business days (so not counting Sundays or Holidays)     Item requirements: Masks! Sheet, mud, overnight, eye, lip, if it says "mask" on it it's eligible! Unopened products only.   Swap requirements:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) 1:1 Foil for foil Sheet mask for sheet mask DS for DS FS for FS   1:2 FS for DS DS for sheet mask sheet mask for undereye gels (2 SETS)   1:3 FS for sheet mask notes: 1 set of undereye gels = 1 lip mask gel   Of course, if you're feeling generous that's always appreciated! 1:1Foil for foilSheet mask for sheet maskDS for DSFS for FS 1:2FS for DSDS for sheet masksheet mask for undereye gels (2 SETS) 1:3 FS for sheet masknotes:1 set of undereye gels = 1 lip mask gel Of course, if you're feeling generous that's always appreciated!     When the box is ready to retire I will make up "pamper packets" and give them to individuals I know or who are friends of friends in the deaf/deaf-blind community, many of whom fly under the radar for normal charities or assistive programs.   Participants: Spoiler (Highlight to read) (In no particular order yet) Buggirl (5-7) kelloua Samtian Zpsid91 (toward the end) lipstick4soul spotspotcat (first few spots) greenporchlights JazaChai (In no particular order yet)Buggirl (5-7)kellouaSamtianZpsid91 (toward the end)lipstick4soulspotspotcat (first few spots)greenporchlightsJazaChai  Waitlist: Spoiler (Highlight to read) gwenhwyfar mrstrish weeeweeeeeee roseps135 dalidyli carrieloulou laynebr gwenhwyfarmrstrishweeeweeeeeeeroseps135dalidylicar rielouloulaynebr   Canadians: Spoiler (Highlight to read) If any of our lovely Northern ladies are interested I would be happy to do individual swaps from the box contents with you after each US round. I will PM you when I have it in hand and can show you what's in it to see if you're interested.  If any of our lovely Northern ladies are interested I would be happy to do individual swaps from the box contents with you after each US round. I will PM you when I have it in hand and can show you what's in it to see if you're interested.     
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HALL OF FAMER blondesluv2shop / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Count me in! I'm a mask junkie :) see post
Currently I am using Cover FX Natural Finish oil free foundation and it is a bit too much for me. Whats a good foundation for combo skin?
   
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Kelsijohns!   Can you detail out a bit further regarding what "a bit too much for me" means? Is the coverage too full or the weight of it too heavy on your skin? ... 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   For reference, natural lips:   VANESSA, BARBARA, BRIGITTE, RAQUEL, ANITA   Spoiler (Highlight to read) VANESSA BARBARA BRIGITTE RAQUEL ANITA VANESSABARBARABRIGITTERAQUELANITA           AUDREY, VERA, CHARLOTTE Spoiler (Highlight to read) AUDREY VERA CHARLOTTE AUDREYVERACHARLOTTE     VIVIEN, JANET, FANNY, MICHIYO Spoiler (Highlight to read) VIVIEN JANET FANNY MICHIYO VIVIENJANETFANNYMICHIYO     NATALIE, GRACE Spoiler (Highlight to read) NATALIE GRACE NATALIEGRACE     INGRID, LIV   Spoiler (Highlight to read) INGRID   LIV   INGRID LIV                  ANNA, DOMINIQUE Spoiler (Highlight to read) ANNA   DOMINIQUE ANNA DOMINIQUE           GERALDINE, LANA, JANE, CATHERINE Spoiler (Highlight to read) GERALDINE LANA JANE CATHERINE GERALDINELANAJANECATHERINE       DEBORAH, SANDRA, BETTE, JEANNE Spoiler (Highlight to read) DEBORAH SANDRA BETTE JEANNE DEBORAHSANDRABETTEJEANNE     LESLIE, RITA, OLIVIA   Spoiler (Highlight to read) LESLIE RITA OLIVIA   LESLIERITAOLIVIA         
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BEAUTY GURU texasgirl79 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Love that color on you!!! see post
Let's talk about Charlotte Tilbury..
I already have the Filmstar bronze & glow palette but looking into some of her other products.   Does anyone have any experiences they would like to share esp with her Light Wonder Foundation, her blush and the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder? I'm interested in getting these three things but still on the fence about taking the plunge!    Please let me know, many BTers opinions have helped me out on products before Thanks in advance!
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BEAUTY BOSS natalie12 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
That's is great cat gif. So many instances that would work well in!  see post
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage foundation
I have super bad acne and have been searching for a good full-coverage foundation that will make me feel confident. I went into Sephora and a wonderful lady helped me find a foundation that is amazing. I ended up purchasing Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full coverage foundation. I apply a moisturizer before apply my foundation. Except my skin just looks so dry!! I need a good moisturizer to help and maybe even an awesome primer! Any good suggestions?   Thanks a bunch!!!   McKenzie
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, KenzieRanson!   Which moisturizer are you currently using? Do you have a preference for a gel, lotion, or cream formula?   Have you used any primers before, if s... see post
Drugstore TSB
Hi everyone,   I've been cleaning out my stash and have a TON of drugstore products I'd like to pass along to others, so I was thinking of starting a drugstore TSB for anyone who's interested.    If you'd like to participate, you must have at least 500 hearts. Once we have a confirmed list of participants, I'll ask that everyone PM their shipping address on to the person before them.    Since I live in a tiny town with no nearby shelters to donate to, Missey1973 has agreed to take the box at the end of the round and donate it to her local shelter, where she has taken a previous TSB. (I want to add that Missey mentioned that there are guys at the shelter as well, so definitely feel free to include men's products if you have any!)   Pretty standard TSB rules: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Rules DO INCLUDE: -new and gently used beauty products -sample and full size items are all ok -mainly drugstore products, but high end products are welcome too -labels for anything that's used/swatched -sanitized products if they're used/swatched -pictures of your proposed trades, and await the approval of a couple other members before shipping it off -the same amount or more than what you take -men's products if you have any DO NOT INCLUDE: -anything gross or items that can't be adequately sanitized -premade samples -less than what you took -Heavily used items (unless someone requests it specifically) SHIPPING: -We'll use a USPS large flat rate box for priority shipping ($17.90) -Please post the tracking number once you ship the box -Please don't hold on to the box for more than three days. RulesDO INCLUDE:-new and gently used beauty products-sample and full size items are all ok-mainly drugstore products, but high end products are welcome too-labels for anything that's used/swatched-sanitized products if they're used/swatched-pictures of your proposed trades, and await the approval of a couple other members before shipping it off-the same amount or more than what you take-men's products if you have anyDO NOT INCLUDE:-anything gross or items that can't be adequately sanitized-premade samples-less than what you took-Heavily used items (unless someone requests it specifically)SHIPPING:-We'll use a USPS large flat rate box for priority shipping ($17.90)-Please post the tracking number once you ship the box-Please don't hold on to the box for more than three days. So, who's interested?   Edit: Depending on how quickly we get a list going, I'm aiming to send this box out some time in the 2nd week of February.   Starting: DolceLoure (sent: 2/8/16   9505513476776039099045)  1. Onceuponatime45 2. Buggirl 3. Sprytely 4. JazaChai 5. StephaniLynn 6. blondesluv2shop 7. kelloua 8. DolceLoure 9. Missey1973 (will do her trades and then donate the goodies to local shelter)  
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HALL OF FAMER kelloua / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Is there anything specific you're looking for?  Let me know...my skincare stash is a bit out of control and need to declutter. see post
tarte Blush color Amazonian Clay
I'm really interested in purchasing the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush. I'm olive skin, Greek, black hair, normal skin and black eyes, I do tan very quickly if I'm in the sun. Any suggestions on color of the blush?
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BEAUTY BOSS sinfully / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I would suggest blushing bride. There is also a video of swatches from sephora in the items description that might help you.  see post
Vent + need advice
I've had it with Sephora, guys. Some of you might have seen my posts last month when it took me three visits to the store to buy a bb cream and a bronzer (the MUAs basically kept telling me I'm out of luck with my skin tone and kept suggesting products that didn't suit my skin tone at all).   Anyway, yesterday, I went to Sephora to look at Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder and pick a new blush. They didn't have all the testers for Hourglass, so I didn't get to buy one. I picked up NARS in Orgasm because I ran out of it and wanted to get one more blush. The person helping me convinced me to get NARS in Torrid. It looked like a lovely shade and since the light at the store is crappy, I trusted her advice and bought it.   This morning I took a look at Torrid and it's SO not a match for me. I have a light/fair skin with cool undertones and I think Torrid would be more suitable for someone with medium skin tone. It looks orange on me, even pulling some red. Ew.   So, I decided to drive to another Sephora location, since the one by my house proved to be useless time and time again. I went during the day, so that I could see the products on my skin in natural light. I want to use the Hourglass powder all over my face.  The MUA showed me Radiant. It's obviously way too orange for me but she just said: "Well, I use it as a highlighter, it should work for you". Um, are you serious? The girl has medium with yellow undertones... I asked her to try Dim Light or Diffused Light on me. She applied the Dim Light and it looked fine, I think. I asked her about Diffused Light and she applied it OVER Dim Light, so while my skin looked nice, I have no idea which shade I should get.    I also asked for advice on blush. I told her that I re-purchased NARS in Orgasm and that I got Torrid but didn't like the colour. I asked about Tarte and Too Faced blushes because I've heard good things about them. She said that her favourite blush is TF in Captivating. I said that I don't think it'll work for me because it looks really warm. She proceeded to apply it to my face anyway. It looked horrible. She kept saying it's her favourite shade but, again, she has a very different skin tone from mine.  When she asked me what I think, I told her that it's definitely not a match for me. To this she responded "Maybe you should just stick to Orgasm then". WTF?    So yeah... This was not a pleasant experience and I'm pretty sure I'll just stick to online shopping.     I am a brunette with brown eyes, fair/light skin with some pink (I use Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer in Light and Nars concealer in Custard). Help me make a decision: 1) Hourglass - which shade? After looking at more swatches, I'm leaning towards Diffused Light.  2) Blush. I love NARS Orgasm but would like to try something new.    TIA!  
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IT GIRL snowwhite77 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Sorry to hear about your bad experiences although I've had similar ones. I'm fair with neutral undertones and I've been very happy with Tarte's AC 12-hr blush in Glisten... see post
Difference b/w UD Naked Skin Weightless Ultra & MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Foundation
I have used the sample for the UD Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Foundation and liked it a lot better than the Too Faced one that everyone kept raving about.  The one I have not tried as a sample is the MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation.  My eye has been on the UD one because I have tried it and I am due for a new foundation. I currently use a Clinique one, but when my foundation is due to finish, I like to try new ones.  Can someone tell me what is the difference between the UD and the MUFE one?  The MUFE one seems to be ever so popular now.    I have combination skin, but my t-zone gets oily very fast.  The UD works very well…and I feel like it gives me a bit of a glow as well.    If anyone could give me some differences between the two that would be awesome!!!
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HALL OF FAMER blondesluv2shop / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I haven't tried MUFE so I can't speak to that but I use the Urban Decay one almost daily. It is very liquidy - make sure to shake it up really well.   On days when I w... see post
Show me your nails!
I'm loving this nail polish from Nails Inc. I used the superfood base coat, Nailkale in Victoria and finished it off with the 45 second top coat.  The color is so rich and easy to apply.   
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HALL OF FAMER keepra / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just be careful of three caveats:   1. You'll have to let the regular polish dry for about 24 hours (even if it's the fast drying type) because the remaining alcohol i... see post
lip colors
I have a lilac blueish dress for my grade 8 graduation, with blonde hair and hazel eyes. What lip color would suit me most without being to dramatic?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Emmybemmy14!   What's your skin tone/complexion like? Is there a celebrity who's coloring matches yours that you can reference so we can get more of an idea to pai... see post
Q. recommend palette to complement my current ones?
Hellooo! So currently this is my lineup:   - Naked 2 - Naked Smokey - Naked Basics 1 - bh 88 matte   I'm considering: - KVD Shade + Light - Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte - Too Faced Chocolate Bar - Open to other suggestions!   I'd looove to get all of them, but alas, I am poor and can only shell out for one.. so which do I get?!    CRITERIA: - Would like more reddish tones - Complements what I currently have (not too much overlap in colors) - I prefer mattes, but I don't mind a couple shimmers. - My skin tone is umm.. tan asian skin? (I'd say my skin shade is similar to Jamie Chung's.)   Would love to hear your guys' advice, thank you!!
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BEAUTY PRO Amysangel / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I am in love with the KVD Shade + Light!! It is so beautiful, you will love that right end quad. I just ordered the Tartlette in Bloom but haven't received it yet. I hav... see post
60 YEARS OLD WITH COMBINATION SKIN AND VERY LARGE PORES. NEED A GOOD FOUNDATION
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Franklinnana!   While a finding a suitable foundation can make all the difference in the world, it's very rare that one item alone will be the "miracle" product th... see post
Colour for Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation
Hi There, My color IQ is currently 2Y05 and am trying to get the right colour for the Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation.  I previously ordered #36 Beige Golden and it was way too dark and I had to return it.  I would like to reorder in the right colour for me.  
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BEAUTY BOSS virgo87 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Most of the foundations are recommending a peachy undertone. I have linked the Remarcable foundation that is in the shade range you are based on the 2Y05 color that has ... see post
Need a SERIOUS primer to keep makeup ON my face
I have searched for a good, effective primer for a long, long time. Tried them all, MUFE, Tarte, Becca, etc. Actually easier to list what I have NOT tried! No matter what my foundations break-up/break-down all down my t-zone and actually slide right off of my face.    I have combo/sensitive skin, with an oily t-zone (rest of my face is totally normal). PLEASE help me find a primer that will actually KEEP my makeup on my face!
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BEAUTY MAVEN Nicholeeee / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I swear by Laura Mercier primers!  They work great and help keep makeup on all day.  Before that I tried POREfessional and Dr. Brandt but my skin got use to them very qu... see post
Lip Liner Match to a Lipstick
When you are trying to match up a lip liner to a lipstick (different brands), does the lip liner need to be darker or lighter than the lip color?
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BEAUTY BOSS virgo87 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
There are some clear liners at the drugstore that aren't bad. L'Oreal and Maybelline each make one. see post