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Beautylish/Chikuhodo Sakura LE brush collection feedback
Hey ladies - looking for some feedback. I am in Canada and pre-ordered these brushes, mine are set for the August 30 delivery.   I'm considering cancelling the order though now that I've had some time to think about it. The one and only reason (but a compelling one lol) that I want these is because of the gorgeous handles.   I have tons of quality brushes from Wayne Goss and the Chikuhodo GSN series, plus MAC and Sephora + Hakuhudo. As a matter of fact, I never once considered these to be brushes I would use, just keep as a collection item. From the reviews I've read the quality isn't as good as the GSN series or the Goss brushes.   Also, and this is a big factor - I'm in Canada. With the horrid exchange rate now the total of these brushes came to almost $300!! I'm starting to think there are many other things I could buy - and actually USE for $300.   Any thoughts? For my American friends that have these, if you had to pay $300 for them, would you still think they were worth it? Esp. if you already have tons of better quality brushes?   Thanks!! 
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SCENE QUEEN ol3chka / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Sounds like you have a lot of gorgeous brushes. I am earlier in my collection of squirrel brushes, so I absolutely love this set, but am definitely saving it for special... see post
lip gloss that is a shade or two darker than nars dolce vita
Love Nars lip gloss; however, have very very pale lips and was looking for a shade or two darker than dolce vita
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color iq help
I was matched to 1r14 but whats the difference betwwen 1r14 and 2r14 or 2r14 and 3r14 ect
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sydvol / NEWCOMER / replied
The colour IQ number is made up of two components, the undertone and the depth of your skin! So people are either an "r" (red undertone, which is cool toned) or a "y" (y... see post
YSL's Touche Eclat foundation - hate it? love it?
I am considering shelling out the dough for this foundation.  I tried it in the store and got a nice color match and the light coverage I was looking for.  However, I would love to hear what anyone has to say about it - pro or con - because as we all know, foundation is tricky and I would be very reluctant to use, then return, something so expensive.
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Lip color thoughts????
i have auburn hair, hazel eyes and very pale skin. whats the best lip color for me? i have been using purples but some people say that they aren't best?? any thoughts?
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You might find some inspiration here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Lips/Lipstick-Playground/td-p/2020866 see post
Date Makeup
I don't know about you ladies, but I rarely wear makeup on dates. Maybe just mascara (Guerlain Maxi Lash sample). I don't want foundation or lipstick rubbing off... or heck, even sweating off sometimes.  What would you guys wear for a date? My dates are usually brunch, movie and dinner.  (If you're wondering what I do instead, I usually get a sheet mask and prep my skin the day before or day of.) 
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HALL OF FAMER Sonny4President / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Depends on what I am feeling generally or where we are going, if my skin is feeling great I don't wear foundation, maybe a thick moisturizer for a natural glow and conto... see post
Under eye circles
I have really bad dark under eye circle and my under eye make up always seems to crease into my fine line or won't cover as much as I'd like. Any advise?
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BEAUTY BOSS krtty1125 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I have a couple of suggestions....   1.  I use a special under eye primer from Smashbox.   http://www.sephora.com/photo-finish-hydrating-under-eye-primer-P375100?skuI... see post
Samples
I was wondering if sephora does samples of highlighters? I'm really interested in the Becca highlighter pressed but want to know if I'll like it with my normal makeup.
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BEAUTY WHIZ 221Tea / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Keep an eye on the Sephora Favorites collections as well. (If you're willing to pay for a sample, of course.) I find they're a really great way to try things out, and I ... see post
Looking for my ideal foundation
Hello, so I'm looking for the perfect foundation for my skin. I have a very oily tzone with some dry spots (which is why I gave up on nars illuminous foundation cus it would stick to my dry spots really bad) and I also would love a foundation with as much coverage as possible as well as a foundation that stays on for hours. Nothing over $50 cus Ima struggling college kid lol. I'm not a fan of mattifying foundations because for some reason they make skin look lifeless & dry. also my skin is a little sensitive & so I avoid any acne treating foundations cus they tend to contain chemicals that only cause me to break out even more  
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jennymai,   You might like Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation - it fits many of your requirements, long-wearing, under $50, natural/radiant finish, and the ingredi... see post
What is your favorite brush for highlighting?
Particularly with powder highlighters? I'm wondering if I should try sephora's brand fan brush, but the reviews are a bit mixed, and someone said the brush fell apart and lost it's shape after washing. I'm open to all answers and suggestion. (if you use liquid highlighter, feel free to share your favorite method for applying as well)
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Def WG #2~ definitely my favorite brush from his line , from the few I've tried its def worth it. I use it with all of my highlighters. I did just pick up the MUFE 140? ... see post
anastasia dip brow pomade question
I like my brows more on the thin side and I usually use a Maybelline pencil to define them and fill in sparse areas. I'm dying to try the Anastasia pomade lately but I'm worried it's mostly for thicker looking brows? Need opinions from those who have tried it please.
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HALL OF FAMER IAmLadyLiterary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Make sure you get the #23, the #7 is the shorter one and it's for sharper brows, the #23 is a bit thicker and better for fluffy, natural brows see post
New Foundation - which do you recommend?
I am trying to change my routine to include a foundation that is natural looking (light coverage, except areas with discoloration).  I have tried the following three because they are a color match for my skin (SO hard to find in most foundation lines).   They are...  Cover Fx Drops, Urban Decay Naked foundation and YSL's Touche Eclat.   Do you prefer any of these foundations?  Why?  I tried them all at the store and they all seemed nice.  I would love to hear your thoughts!  Thank you!!!!  
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BEAUTY BOSS krtty1125 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thanks for your thoughts,... It's good to know it will wear well, since that would be dealbreaker for me.  My moisturizer has SPF so I don't need it in my foundation.  T... see post
What's my shade?
I'm a NC30 in MAC studio fix fluid and I was wondering which one should I pick from the Ultra HD - MUFE - and the airflash - Dior.   As a BB cream, I'd like to know which one matches in Clinique BB acne blemish.   If you have other sugestions, I'd be pleased!   tks!!!
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Any suggestions for foundations suitable for sensitive skin?
I don't have acne, but my skin easily breaks out with new products or products that are too harsh. I prefer medium to light coverage and something that doesn't feel heavy on the skin. I would characterize my skin as combination.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Clinique advertises themselves as fragrance free, which can be a culprit for sensitive skin, but doesn't leave out all possibilities. Yes, it can work for some sensitive... see post
Foundation similar to MUFE HD
I never find foundations that work with my combination/acne prone skin, however MUFE HD has made me look halfway decent these last two years. I have read so many reviews that the new formula does not cover imperfections/redness or last all day which is necessary for me (often at school or work 8 plus hours a day). Is there another foundation that is similar to MUFE HD in that it covers imperfections, is long wearing, and does not look cakey??? My last bottle of foundation is running low and I am getting very nervous.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
While reviews can be a great tool when evaluating a product, keep in mind that reviews can be based on a variety of factors and each user who has given the product an ac... see post
IMATS LA 2016!
  Dates have been announced and tickets to the general public are on sale! Who's going next year?   For those who don't know, IMATS [International Makeup Artist Trade Show] is a three day event where different makeup artists come to perform different panels/informational meetings and different vendors from various brands have things on sale!
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HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Does anyone know how quickly tickets sold out last year? Sorry for so many questions.  see post
HOURGLASS HOLIDAY BLUSH PALETTE
Does any one know if Hourglass Blush Palette (3 blushes set) will come out again this holiday? If then, when? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN zimmizim / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
id love to have this palette too but i just bought their ambient blush (powder) palette and one single mood shade.. . does anyone know what the blush shades are? i had ... see post
Cleaning Brushes
I use a spray brush cleanser on my brushes once a week. I have noticed that I need to clean my foundation and concealer brushes more frequently for optimal use. Should I be cleaning all my brushes everyday? I've heard of some people using oils and conditioners and was thinking of just leaving my bushes in a container filled with a mixture of water and shampoo after application while I am at work then removing them when I get home and spritzing them with hair oil (maybe once a week) then air drying them till morning. Is this a good idea? I would still clean them with the brush cleanser once a week. Do you think hair oil should be lightly spritzed after each shampoo/water soak?
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BEAUTY BUFF beauty1bliss / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Nifty. Definitely thinking About Purchasing! see post
Cleaning Mascara Wands
I have started cleaning my mascara wands using a makeup brush spray cleanser. I started doing this to keep the wand nice and free from clumps. Does this extend the mascara/help keep bacteria from forming in the tube?
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BEAUTY BUFF beauty1bliss / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks for commenting :) see post
foundation
so im looking for a lightweight light to medium foundation ive heard a lot about many different ones but im never sure which one is truly good and for a reasonable price.
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BEAUTY MAVEN indylovesmakeup / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I agree with what's been said so far. I want to add: It also depends on whether or not you want to use a powder like BareMinerals, or if you want something more liquid. ... see post
St tropez tanning mousse
I found this disappointing honestly. I'm super pale and was really excited for it. It's expensive and the color only lasts maybe 3 days with moisturization and minimal shaving. Guide color is perfect but once it's washed off it's too light imo. Anyone else feel the same?
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BEAUTY MAVEN xojlg / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Ouu ok I've heard of that stuff, wasn't sure if it was worth trying or not. Will definitely check it out. Especially cause I think I've seen it at my Sephora and I'm not... see post
My eyelashes are VERY straight and thin
My eyelashes are VERY straight and thin. Do any of you know of a mascara that can thicken them and keep them curled? They always go flat after a few seconds! I've only ever been able to use CoverGirl's LashBlast Waterproof mascara and want to try something else.
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SCENE QUEEN ny229 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Hi!   I also have very thin and very straight (Asian) lashes.  I also used to use the CoverGirl Lashblast Waterproof mascara!  The most important thing to look for in ... see post
What is the best contour brush??
I normally just use my finger to create the line and then brush with my bronzer brush to remove the harsh line. Ive been debating between the mars kabuki brush and the kat von d's new brush.... any advice?? 
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BEAUTY MASTER studz / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I love my MAC 109 Small Contour Brush for contouring. It fits perfectly in the hollows of my cheek. I found the 168 to be too large for my cheeks and not dense enough. T... see post
Just concealer // no foundation?
Hi, I'm about to go into high school next year, and never really wear make up. I just realized how expensive makeup is, and didn't really want to purchase both concealer and foundation. I also don't want to be wearing so much because I feel like that would be heavy. I don't really have a lot of acne, just some spots I'd like to cover. So can I just wear concealer on problem spots and not need foundation?   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nika is right in terms of needing to sport both at the same time. Let makeup cater to your wants and needs in creating the look you want. It can be as involved or simpli... see post
Becca "Champagne Pop"
If I have the Rose Gold highlighter from Becca or even NARS Orgasm illuminator, would I really need Champagne Pop? I feel like they're all a bit similar but I could be wrong. I think Champagne Pop is gorgeous but dishing out another $38 for it makes me sad. LOL.
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BEAUTY BUFF agd000 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks! see post
Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara
How does the Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara compare to the Clinique High Impact?  And how subtle (or not) is the color?  I have dark hair, blue eyes, and fair skin...
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'll peg the clumping lashes together on the brush. The plastic teeth aren't super long so the bulk of the wand head touches into a lot of product and lash in one take. ... see post
Foundation
My skin gives me so much trouble!! I have very oily acne prone skin. I am pretty new to the whole makeup game so it is difficult for me to find my correct shade. Sometimes the foundations I pick make me look like I have a fake spray on tan, others make me look super pink or pale. If I go into Sephora stores can they help me pick my right shade? and does it cost if they do help me? I try going for the matte finish because my skin is so oily, however I love the dewy look but it just makes my skin look wet and runny. I need some serious help!  
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi BellaAnn15,   Yes, I definitely recommend heading in to your local Sephora and getting color matched! As ohsotattooed said, they will be able to help you find you... see post
Foundation colour matching
If I normally wear Nars Sante Fe foundation, what would you suggest I wear in the summer when I am more tanned?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The variance your complexion changing may be difficult to match 100% online and merely going off words, even with images in proper/true lighting, the fact that monitor b... see post
HELP!!!
Ok, so I have horrible skin, I randomly break out, I have combination skin. Sometimes I am really oily, other times I am really dry, most times I am both. I have scars from past acne on my face. I need a makeup and primer and concealer or whatever works to cover all of it.  I feel like I have literally tried every single kind of foundation and concealer and primer but some only work for a while then just stop. Does anyone have any recommendations on a primer that will help keep me matte, a concealer that isn't too thick that will cover scars and blemishes and a foundation that will cover the rest. I need complete full coverage.  thank you  
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi breeziie,   I agree with the others! It's better to treat problematic skin than it is to cover it up. You may also want to visit a dermatologist if you find that ... see post