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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.  (Thanks to notcreative for the idea and allowing me to get this rolling!)   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) None yet! None yet!   Current:   Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My Dreams   Future OPTIONAL Themes: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah  Pull out those winter shades and looks - hopefully we'll be saying goodbye to winter come Groundhog's day! Week 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's Whatever your feelings on the holiday, show us on your nails! Week 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year Pick one or rock both - whatever suits your style. Week 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah Pull out those winter shades and looks - hopefully we'll be saying goodbye to winter come Groundhog's day!Week 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine'sWhatever your feelings on the holiday, show us on your nails!Week 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New YearPick one or rock both - whatever suits your style.    
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BEAUTY MASTER Rhiannon1419 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
This is so awesome! Thanks so much for starting this!! Nail polish has a special place in my heart - It's the product that started it all :)  see post
Blush Challenge!
So, I did the lipstick challenge with Greenchilli and all the ladies in that thread and I thought it might be fun to do the same thing with blush.  I don't have enough blush to get through a month, but I figure I'll go until I have gone through all my blush.   So the challenge is: wear a different blush every day until you run out of blushes or reach 30 days.     Anyone want to join me?   Day 1, 12/28/14, Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape Day 2, 12/29/14, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface Day 3, 12/30/14, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty Day 4, 12/31/14, Nars Blush in Torrid  Day 5, 1/1/15 (omg first time i've written the new year), Illamasqua in Tremble Day 6, 1/2/15, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay in Irreplaceable Day 7, 1/3/15, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay in Bashful Day 8, 1/4/15, Nyx Rouge Cream Blush in Glow Day 9, 1/5/15, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay in Whimsy Day 10, 1/6/15, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay in Embraced Day 11, 1/7/15, Tarte 12-hr in Blissful Day       1/8/15, no blush for reasons of extreme lateness in the AM  Day 12, 1/9/15, Tarte 12-hr in Fearless Day 13, 1/10/15, Tarte 12-hr in Breathless Day 14, 1/11/15, Tarte 12-hr in Exposed Day 15, 1/12/15, Nyx Rouge Cream Blush in Red Cheeks Day 16, 1/13/15, Tarte cheek stain in Blushing Bride Day 17, 1/14/15, Meteorites Perles de Blush Day 18, 1/15/15, Hourglass Blush in Luminous Flush Day 19, 1/16/15, Stila Convertible in Lilium Day 20, 1/17/15, Too Faced Natural Face Palette - powder blush (no name that I can find) Day 21, 1/18/15, Too Faced Natural Face Palette - cream blush Day 22, 1/19/15, tarte cheek stain in dreamer Day 23, 1/20/15 Smashbox Master Class III in Rosy Day 24, 1/21/15 Smashbox Master Class III in Flush Day 25, 1/22/15 Dior Rosy Glow Day 26, 1/23/15 Smashbox Master Class III in Carnation
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HALL OF FAMER starletta8 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've got about 2 weeks or so left.   Day 1, 1/18/15: NARS Blush in Deep Throat  Day 2, 1/19/15: Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Blush in Feather  Day 3, 1/20/15: Bene... 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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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Omg I totally LOLed (like for real!)  You're awesome for using that in a review!   Actually it's weird for me because every single time I post a negative review it get... see post
Tom Ford Lips & Boys
SO EXCITED!!    11/28/14, they are coming out with 50 LE miniature lipsticks, selling at $32 each. I need them all.   A snippet from an article about them:   " In the Lips & Boys lineup, there are 10 shade ranges, encompassing nude browns, violets and plums, metallics, reds and light pinks. The high-pigment shades are done in a base of soja seed extract, Brazilian murumuru butter and chamomile flower oil. Thirty-six offerings are new shades; 10 are from Velvet Suede, Ford’s current seasonal color story, and four are from previous seasons. Ford predicted bestsellers will include Tomas, a coral hue; Matthew, a coral pink; Flynn, a light pink; Giacomo, a deep rose, and Patrick, a muted coral pink. Each clutch-size lipstick will retail for $32. The lipsticks can also be packaged in sets of any three hues in the collection."  
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HALL OF FAMER skintester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Several boys that have been OOS elsewhere are back on Bloomingdales online today - Richard, Flynn, James, Cary, Collin and Luciano.  see post
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.
Im kinda excited about this. Out now on nars, and will be available at sephora Feb 1, $48 comes with a pump   I hope to find a shade in this, gobi in the original sheer glow was too light and i think the next shade up was a touch dark   "This new formula creates instant polished perfection with full coverage in a single, weightless drop. Its uniquely fluid, oil-free formula defies the expectations of long-wear foundation, delivering full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Ideal for all skin types and tones in 20 global shades that leave skin at its most beautiful. Yet this formula is also, dermatologist tested. fragrance, paraben, alcohol free. The innovative new formula features a unique Weightless Long-wear Technology that moves with skin, delivering up to 16 hours of wear while always feeling light-as-air and an Even Tone Technology that immediately neutralizes redness, dullness and discoloration to improve skin’s appearance over time."
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
as some of you read below, i had a weird experience trying to get a sample last week. the sales associate insisted on mont blanc instead of siberia for me, even though i... see post
Mac Toledo LE Collection is Live
I typically am not into Mac, but something about this collection interested me. Perhaps it's the packaging. It's live now on Mac's site and will be in store on the 5th. I picked up a blush- Kindergarten Red. Anyone else get anything?   * grabbed images from various places online.   
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HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks mrsbaine! I will be sure to post a look when I get it :) see post
SWATCH YOUR LIpstick Collection!
OR YOUR TOP TEN!! Hey fellow beauty lovers. I was thinking we could all use one thread to swatch our lipstick collections. Or even just a place to put up pics of just new lipsticks or any Lippy product we get. What do you think? If you're for it....go ahead! I'll be sure to post mine tomorrow. 😀💄 if you have more than one picture, please enter it as a spoiler that way the thread isn't too congested.
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BEAUTY PRO ap142193 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I got poppy and scarlett and one of the mini duos.  I like the formula, but I think scarlett wears better than poppy...at least on me.  I do adore both colors and its gr... 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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BEAUTY BUFF puppytia / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Such great manis!  And I was so proud of myself for actually sitting down long enough to file and clear-coat mine!  :-) 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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sdcole60 / NEWCOMER / replied
Does anyone know the exact date that the liquid lipsticks will be launching in Macy's stores? see post
NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette
Hello everyone! Hope everyone's having fun tonight, may your 2015 be filled with good things... like the Dual-Intensity palette.. I just wanted to tell you that you can purchase it already on Nars site.     Happy New Year!
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HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That is what I am trying to do, wait for the sale. If it's gone by then, then it just wasn't meant to be :/ see post
WINTER TBS
BOX IS CLOSED DELUXE AND FOILS WINTER TSB Qualifications: Must be 18 yrs. or older Must be VIB or VIB Rouge Rules: Must be able to pay $17 dollars for shipping (USPS) Must provide a tracking number. Must be able to post pictures of what you take and put in Do not take more than what you put in. Keep the value of items equal. Trade on or above the value of what you have taken from the box. It would be a good idea to post your trade before you ship the box. Ship the box out within 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know ASAP so we can move you on the list. What to include in the box ☆Products from brands sold at Barney's, Saks, Sephora and Nordstrom. The exception to the rule is Asian products which you cannot get in the states (Sulwhasoo, Etude House, Peripera, Hada Labo, etc.) ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", "tried/used"…) Sanitize and pack all explodable or leakable products in ziplocks and bubble wrap. ☆ Makeup as long as you've cleaned it with alcohol & it doesn't have big fingerprint marks/dents in it ☆ Mascara if it's sealed and/or has not been used at ALL ☆ Lotion, creams allowed if they are brand new or in a pump bottle for sanitary reasons ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle (can be 1/2 used too) & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped/bagged ☆ Anything that is sealed Do not include: Pre-made samples Drugstore items (unless it's from a brand hard to find in the US) Heavily used items (but if it is an expensive ítem someone might be interested, just ask in the thread) Swatching items in the box Putting in anything unsanitary/things that can't be cleaned or sanitized   ---> If you have anything that is questionable just ask in the thread! =]   1. Greenporchlights (Unicorn fragance samples -niche and fancy-pantsy perfume samples-that require thorough testing before investing such as a Tom Ford Private Blend)9407803699300013135735 2. Michelle shops    9407803699300013277350 3. Dtalks all   9114 9999 4431 3413 3512 16 4. Laynebr 5. Heatherbee 6. Makeupobsesed (Origins or Asian products ) 7. Sdbeautyjunkie1 8. Annypoo ( Eyeshadow, deluxe sample of too faced better than sex mascara, and deluxe samples of blushes ) 9. Masaya 10. Kiml150 (mini lipsticks or anything Diptyque) 11. Sn22 12. Rhiannon1419 (Julep nailpolish that belongs to the Wanderlust collection) 13. Rose135 (Korean skincare that does not include mineral oil, SKII, Tata Harper, Tatcha) 14. Onceuponatime (colourpop eyeshadows or an eyeshadow palette) 15. Makeuplovertay (living proof and drybar hair products, as well as any kind of samples!) 16. Redwagon44 17. Dolceloure 18. Trishalyn 19. StephaniLynn        
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HALL OF FAMER sdbeautyjunkie1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Checking in! I'm here and sending my address to makeup obsessed :)  see post
Bright lips with no eyeliner
Hi all! Just wanted to know everyone's opinion. Do you think bright lips and no eyeliner is ok? What about purple eyeshadow with no eyeliner on brown eyes (But eyeshadow is blended well and looks good).   Oh and I will always apply mascara no matter what.
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ACETOO / NEWCOMER / replied
If you like it, that's all that matters. I personally am the opposite. I have to have some liner on, but can go without eyeshadow completely. A touch of mascara and some... see post
Primer- How long to wait after applying..
I'm always curious if I am applying my make-up the most effective way possible. Right now, I use Smashbox iconic photofinish primer (mostly because I have about 6 free tubes of it from random promos). I forgot to use it yesterday and my makeup by the end of the day looked patchy and cakey. I was surprised that this product actually does make a difference for me!    So question for y'all:  How long do you wait after applying face primer before putting on your foundation? I do it almost immediately and I am not sure if that is right or wrong  
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HALL OF FAMER lnum / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Haha I just take my time, that's all. Nothing fancy. :P see post
Valentine's Day Makeup
Hey all, I usually do a cat eye/ use the Urban Decay Naked2 palette when I go out with my boyfriend but I'm looking to try something a little different for Valentine's day. Maybe something with a little more color? This refers to eye, lip and cheek and all ideas are appreciated!
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BEAUTY GURU jobro1027 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Naked 3 practically screams to be used on Valentines day! You could do a rose-tinted smoky eye, for instance.   Personally, I'm going to be using the Sephora/Pantone C... see post
Estee Lauder Heat Wave is coming back!
To all of you ladies who wanted Heat Wave, missed it and don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it, it will be rereleasing in Estee Lauder's Summer 2015 collection!!! I'll update this thread with the release date of the collection as soon as it is available.   EDIT:  Heat Wave will be releasing in March with new circular packaging and the amount of actual product has been reduced. I personally dislike that they reduced the size and changed the packaging. The old packaging is very luxurious and classic Estée Lauder. The new packaging, frankly, looks cheap
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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What's everyone's opinion on Kat Von D's new contouring palette?
I have EXTREMELY fair skin with a yellow undertone and I haven't found a good contouring palette I've enjoyed. I'm just wondering if this palette would be good for my skin type and if it's really all it's hyped up to be. 
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HALL OF FAMER xoxcrystal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i have tried both the ABH and KVD contour palettes and i personally prefer the ABH one. the KVD one looks slightly muddier on my complexion and at one point it looked bl... see post
Matte Lippy
Hey, I am looking for the best matte lippy that is long lasting and does not transfer (if at all possible). I would like it in something comparable to Nars Cruella or Armani Lipmistro 500 (color wise). Thanks
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
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What is the best office wear eye makeup for women over 50?
What is the best eye makeup style, for office and women over 50?  Also, what shade goes where?
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HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like neutral colors for work; I also tend to believe Quads are easier to work with than palettes when you're trying to get ready for work. Naked Basics is a bit bigger... see post
IMATS LA 2015
IMATS LA 2015 is next month! I will be flying out there for about a week with some ladies from BT. So I want to know... who's going? What vendors are you excited to see? Any products in particular you'll be hunting down?
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HALL OF FAMER Sonny4President / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
We will have a photo shoot together if you do then ;)   Are you gonna work both days?  see post
Packaging that is not handbag friendly
I recently went on a weeklong trip with the following two lipsticks banging around my hand bag. They were both new before I left on the trip, and this is what they look like now.   the one on top is Tom Ford's Pink Dusk and the one underneath is a sample of Clinique's Black Honey.   They were both in the same pocket of the bag for the same amount of time, yet the Tom Ford lippie is destroyed and the Clinique is just fine.     What do you ladies do to keep this from happening?   
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BEAUTY PRO ap142193 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I do the same thing!  One for travel size cosmetics and one for sanitary items. Easy to transfer from purse to purse, easy to find in large purse, and keeps everything f... see post
NARS SPRING 2015: A STUDY IN NUDES
you guys know i love my NARS. and i am SUPER EXCITED about this release. as they put it: "a study in nudes for eyes, lips and cheeks--daring, baring, anything but neutral". it's all very chic.   it's live on NARS website and their boutiques, but i have  no information on when this will be released elsewhere. if anyone knows, please chime in !   (they've also launched a new foundation, thread on it can be found here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Face/Nars-All-Day- Luminous-Weightless-Foundation/td-p/1858795 )   i'm particularly intrigued by the "reckless" blush. i know it'll be mine. but this looks made for  very  pale skin. i guess this should be called "a study in nudes for very white girls" which is a more than fair criticism and worthy of discussion.   regardless, here are some releases for spring 2015:   lips : a sheer lipstick, liguria (i'm kind of new to the sheer lipstick world and very much wonder how a "nude" lipstick can differ much. i suppose this one looks warmer / oranger than, say pago pago). it's described as a nude caramel. this one is LE. and two lipglosses which are a seashell pink and a sheer silvery highlight color.  Guyane: and Vent Salé (LE)   cheeks blush in reckless. (want. want want want). described as "sheer pink shimmer" i think this is the pinker answer to the apricot Luster.   eyes there is a eye paint in porto venere (a pale pink), a single in valhalla (shimmer shadow in pinky peach) and a duo in st paul de vence (shimmery nectarines; this one is LE).   here is queen tilda in the collection.
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
oh whoa you're right ! trouble. see post
Q. Precise crease Brush
Hello everyone! I want to buy a good crease brush but I hesitate between the Nars # 44 and the MUFE # 216. I already have the Mac 217 and Mac 224 but I find they are too big for my eyes. I have big eyes and my crease is actually very hard to find...   So, which one should I buy and why? I'm open to other brushes too!! If they are available in Canada...more precisely in Québec or Ontario! Thanks for all your input!
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Pripri32,   I find that those brushes that you mentioned are good for blending however, I always find using a smaller brush is more precise and holds the shadow b... see post
Colour Pop Lip Swatches
I did swatches of 5 Lippie Stix that I just purchased and thought I would post them all together.  Here goes:   Bossy (matte) - bright red (neutral)      Bichette (matte) - deep red (cool toned)   Flawless (satin) - berry purple   LBB (matte) - reddy plum     Ellarie (matte) - Burgundy   Clique (matte) (orange)   Frenchie (matte) (orangy-red)   I Heart This (matte)   Grind (matte)   Trixie (satin) - bright coraly red    Heart On (matte) - fuschia pink?   I put all swatch pictures together for comparison - hope this helps.
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BEAUTY SAVANT LHart6 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I was pleasantly surprised by Grind. It photographed a little funky because of the flash..I don't think it's as bright in person but I will have to photograph again in b... see post
New kvd liquid Lippies !
I thought it be very important to share with the BT world the beauty of these Lippies that are "coming soon". Wizard & Televator are so mermaid-ee! I very much need them. All. Thoughts? 
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HALL OF FAMER kittichick / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Dayum! Wizard and Televator are super stunning! And there's no way in he11 I could pull them off. :( see post
Help! Changing foundation!
My mineral makeup is getting too dry for me now. What would you recommend for semi dry aging skin, dark age spots, under eye circles, and cool undertones. Others I have tried felt like my skin could not breathe. But I need full coverage. Help! Would Dior Star be good? What shade? Any other suggestions?
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AJack55 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks! what would be the right color for me? I am fair skinned and have cool undertones. also, what about a concealors? For dark under eye circles and for dark spots?... see post
Tartelette Palette
I'm in love with these matte shades and I'd really like to add it to my collection! How are you guys liking this palette? Are there any cons? I'd love to hear your thoughts
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BEAUTY WHIZ jeyrosella / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I love it (it really rounded out my collection). I had mostly Urban Decay glittery eyeshadows previously. I have had no trouble with blending and it works well with UD p... see post
Would the Josie Maran Argan Match Foundation in Fair/Light match a Color IQ in 2Y04 or 2Y05?
I have tried a sample of the Light/Medium and I absolutely loved it but I fear it may be too dark for me.  I would really like another opinion before I buy a whole bottle and find that I can't even be matched in this particular foundation.  Thanks in advance for any advice or help!
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
You're very welcome!:) see post
Name Estée Lauder's Newest Lipstick Shade
  BeautyTalkers, we want to hear from you! Estée Lauder asked us to help name their newest Pure Color Envy Shine lipstick shade, coming to Sephora in February. What's your vote? Post it in the thread below by Friday, January 23.
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candacebt HOSTESS / HOSTESS HOSTESS / replied
Hey BT'ers -   Thank you so much for your votes and feedback! The team from  Estée Lauder has been reading the thread and appreciates all of your responses (whether ... see post
Two Faced Shadow Insurance or Urban Decay Primer Potion
Which primer do you recommend? I have the Two Faced Chocolate Bar palette, Urban Decay Naked 2 and the Vice 3 palette. Which primers work best with the shadow formulas in these palettes? I'm open to any other suggestions you may have
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BEAUTY PRO enbeige / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I personally use the Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but I don't think you could go wrong with either. see post
Concealors
I need a recommendation for concealors.   I am looking for one for really dark circles under the eyes. I'm 44. so I need something that conceals and/or brightens fully  but will not settle in fine lines or get caked in begginings of creppey under eye area.    I also need a great concealor for dark spots.   i am fair skinned, with dry skin and blue undertones.   thank you!
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IT GIRL pripri32 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I love the nars radiant creamy concealer for dark circles. I have a similar skin tone and wear vanilla light 2 during winter or honey light 3 during summer. i have very... see post