I'm going to post a picture of me without makeup. Because hey, I love makeup, but I'm also working on embracing my face au naturel, too. None of this "I'm not wearing makeup" when you're wearing a tinted moisturizer, brown mascara, and have a slight flush to your cheeks and lips. I'm talking no makeup AT ALL (No, not even clear lip balm). This is me, about 10 minutes out of the shower. Anyone else brave enough?
So I'm on the hunt for the perfect everyday mascara! I'm currently using Too Faced Better Than False Lashes and while I absolutely adore it, I'm finding it a bit too much for everyday use and think it's probably better suited for evening/weekend wear. In the past I've used Benefit's BadGal and They're Real, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl, Lancome's Hypnose Drama and Definicils, Diorshow, and a multitude of drug store mascaras. I got a sample of Bobbi Brown's Smoky Eye Mascara with my last order and so far I'm absolutely loving it, but was hoping ya'll could throw some other suggestions my way. I'd like something that is lengthening with maybe some volumizing powers as well.
So I just checked Ebay and there are resellers selling these for $500-$600. One seller listed it at $799.95! Would you buy it? I personally wouldn't, the vault was supposed to be a good deal and at $799.95, you're just paying for the case that comes with it since all the other products aren't even limited edition! I am just shocked to see that people have actually bought these. Would love to hear your thoughts!
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! =] Here is the list girls, please confirm if you are still interested either on this thread or by pm Greenporchlights (CONFIRMED) Roseps135 Michelle shops Dtalks all Laynebr (CONFIRMED) Heatherbee Makeupobsesed (CONFIRMED) Sdbeautyjunkie1 (CONFIRMED) Annypoo (CONFIRMED) Masaya Kiml150 (CONFIRMED) Sn22 (CONFIRMED) Gamingangel Makeuplovertay (CONFIRMED) Redwagon44 (CONFIRMED) Dolceloure (CONFIRMED) Trishalyn (CONFIRMED) I have not included my name yet as I would like to know who is really interested and then I´ll add my name on there. Also, if you would like to switch places, I´ve left the list open for that. I´ll wait for a couple of days and if I receive no reply I´ll send a private message. I would also like to start a thread where you also write what you brand of makeup you are looking for or interested in. I was in another TSB where this was done and it worked out nicely. Thank you! I usually check here periodically so I´ll keep you updated. Also, greenporchlights has graciously agreed to start the box for us. Thank you!
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
Sooooofinally jumped on the Z-palette wagon and I'm definitely not regretting it, in part due to the fact I did not shatter a single shadow , I did not like most of the patterns and I found someone on etsy who makes them (PM for the store name) and they are great quality! I depotted: -Smashbox brown eyes -Too Faced Natural at Night & Boudoir Eyes -Naked Two & Three, and Naked Basics -Kat Von Dee Saint & True Love -Mac Nylon & someother one (not a big mac fan) -Sona Kushick brown eyes 10 I feel like I need some more non-naturals in my life now! But it was so easy to pick and choose my eyeshadow today! No searching through so many palettes. So I got a double sided z-palette and then a travel palette that is also double sided. The store I bought from also had two other larger sides but I didn't think I had enough eyeshadows to depot to need ones larger! Let me know your guys opinion and if you have taken to jump over to the z-palettes!
Hello everyone I am really hoping that the BT community will be able to help me find a dupe for NYX Flamingo. I love the shade, but unfortunately it is quite powdery (borderline chalky) which makes it hard to use. I am looking for a dupe, preferably in a form of a single eyeshadow and not a palette. Here are some swatches: I would describe it as a light pinky-mauve with a golden (almost) duochrome. It looks more golden when applied over an eyeshadow base (top picture, right-most swatch), otherwise it's pretty sheer. I've seen people comparing it to MAC Rose pigment, but Flamingo is nowhere near that pink (and I'd rather not bother with pigments tbh). Do you have any other suggestions that I should check out? Drugstore or high end, anything is fair game
Hi guys, a post on the trade thread by carrierose got me thinking...Ive been collecting (or trying to) the Ud Revolution lipstick minis. I already have the colors in the Full Frontal mini set (twenty percent off, then free with points) and a freebie of Rapture and Naked. I have an extra Rapture and I think carrierose does also. I (we) are looking to trade for another color I don't have. If you got the Silver glitter bag GWP from Ulta, it came with one- thats where I got the Naked. So if you have any other color except Rapture and Naked, I''ll take it. Ebay is way too high to buy freebies when I know there is a possiblility of Bters willing to trade!
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."
Hi loves! So I came home to my parent's house for the holidays and I have a limited makeup collection with me. I am staying for New Years, and I completely forgot my Too Faced Glitter Glue for the MAC pigments that I'm planning on using for my NYE look. I could run to Ulta and use my 20% off coupon and buy another tube of it, but I was wondering if anyone had an suggestions for an alternative product. I'd be willing to try anything out, as long as it costs as much or less than the Glitter Glue ($20). I also have MAC Fix+ in my collection, but unfortunately, I forgot that product as well. Ugh! Any suggestions would be great appreciated! Thanks so so so much! xoxox
I got my Korres contouring trio blush today! =D I've had the bronzer one and love it so I got the blush when it was on sale on Haute Look. The packaging is gorgeous. First of all, no waste. Open the box up to see instruction on contouring inside: And not only is the outside purrrrty (and the case is made of very sturdy quality plastic) there is the raised stamp/calligraphy on the powder. I've used the bronzer enough that it's worn down but you can still see it on the blush. The bronzer have very very fine glitter/shimmer in the colors, but the blush only have shimmer in the middle strip and the top/bottom are matte: If you have dark skin they probably won't show up (or use as luminizer?) but if you are light skinned or want a sheer light tan/blush, this is great. I have light/med skin and here are the bronzer/blush swatch side by side: This is a swatch of the 3 colors in the bronzer individually. And swatches of the 3 colors in the blush individually. They are med pigmentation, not so sheer they don't show and not so opaque it's hard to blend. The colors are soft which is why they are not really marketted as bronzer/blush. The bronzer has a bit of shimmer to give you a soft glow but not enough color to give you a tan. The blush has enough pink to give you a boost if your skin look sallow/bloodless but not so much it looks like you are actually blushing. Altho you can buff on generous amount of both for actual bronzer/blush effect. Everything about them is pretty and I love them. XD
So I recently purchased the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in Buff N (210). I initially thought it was going to be too light for me (in color), but surprisingly, it blended really well. I need advice on the best way to apply this foundation. The first time, I didn't use a primer at all since I don't have super oily skin, but more combination, and I know some of these full coverage foundations can really stick to dry patches. I applied it with a damp Beauty Blender. Kept me pretty matte, but the coverage wasn't great at all. The next time I used the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment primer, my holy grail primer (again applying with a damp Beauty Blender), and I was OILY about 5 hours into the day, which is unusual for me...usually my T-zone gets oily, but not my whole face...it's like my makeup slid right off. I'm thinking of trying it with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer and a buffing brush rather than the Beauty Blender. If I want GOOD coverage and to STAY matte...would this be a better combo? Or should I forego primer altogether with this particular foundation (again, keeping in mind I have combination skin, so I have propensity for dry patches in the winter)? Oy, the trials and tribulations of full coverage foundation application lol....
I recently purchased 'Dior skin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25' from Sephora store. I realized the box had a sticker on its product name, and when I pulled the sticker out[out of curiosity], I see that SPF 25 is erased on the sticker. What does this mean? Does it mean that Dior Forever Compact Flawless perfection powder is NOT SPF 25?
Hey my lovelies, Just wanted to give a heads up about the Stila "In the Moment Palette." I bought this palette several months ago, and it is so gorgeous. Pigmented and really, really pretty. It's one of my favorites that I can I use all year long. It's the palette I'm using this week. And the colors work all year long! http://www.sephora.com/in-the-moment-eye-shadow-pa lette-P300604?skuId=1381235
Hey beauties, its been a while Ive missed you all so much! I think im the youngest one one here, but you have all become my BT sisters. I started my first year of high school and its been hectic. I still remember becoming a hall of famer at just thirteen! Anyway, just wanted to show y'all a quick diy lip plumping method, with cinnamon! All you need to do is apply a little vaseline and cinnamon, rub a dubdub and wait a few mins. Then wipe off and apply more vaseline or your fave lip balm and there you go!
This morning I checked the sale section and to my surprise there was a nice Bite set with 3 lipsticks. So I went to checkout and guess what... ITEM DOES NOT SHIP TO CANADA... WTF??? Bite is a Canadian Company. So I called the rouge line since I thought it was an IT mistake... and I was told... Oh no this is a holiday set restriction. WHAT????? So apparently this holiday set is only available to the US. Like come on!!!! So again this proves that Sephora HATES Canadians... we can't even buy products that are made in OUR OWN Country!!!! This is the stupidest excuse I have EVER heard! http://www.sephora.com/deconstructed-rose-lipstick -trio-P393240?skuId=1674266&country_switch=ca
Ladies, How are the UD lipsticks? I have never tried any from them - saw the set and was wondering if they are worth purchasing? I do like the colours in the set, but in all honest opinion are they worth it (compared to the Nars Digital world set and Bite remix) or should I just skip this one? HELP . <3 Ko
My friends in different locations of Sephora have gotten color-matched for different foundations and were given samples with the help of a worker. *This is going to be a rant, sorry I shouldn't feel any anger but yet I do So I went to my closest Sephora with a friend and I wanted to get find the right shade for 3 foundations (Urban Decay, Lancome, Laura Mercier for combo/oily skin) and get samples of them to try to see if they last on my face instead of buying full sized and returning them... When I got colored IQ it didn't work well because it said my shade is ebony and I'm a pale to medium yellowed toned Asian...so I couldn't really use the number to find shades on my own... I'm not confident in finding the right shade by myself, which was why I wanted to get help ... They could have just told me straight up in the first place that they were not allowed to check my color for 3 different things instead of walking away immediately after giving me 1 sample of the first foundation (I said wanted to check for all 3) and when I came back an hour later because I just assumed they were so busy they forgot to help me look for the next 2 brands) asked again. A worker who went to look for help found the same person who gave me my first sample and they stared at me and were possibly talking behind my back. They told me to wait again and I was said okay, I don't really mind. So, I awkwardly browsed and pretended I didn't notice the weird looks from those workers. There were other workers there not attending to other peoples' needs. I wondered if they wanted me to wait so long that I would give up and leave. Later someone else asks if I needed anyone and I told her I was just waiting, so I don't need anymore assistance ... and she was like I'm going to find you someone now and then I followed her and got stuck through people (the location is pretty small so it gets crowed easily with strollers and kids) and she was with the same person who gave me my first sample ( who possibly talked behind my back while occasionally glancing at me)... When I got my 2nd sample after she found the right shade and i asked if could get a shade from Laura Mercier's Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer she told me couldn't serve me again and I would have to guess myself but anyone could get me a sample of it...Of course I apologized but I wished she told me before so I didn't have to wait like an idiot. I never got a full makeover, the worker just put some of the foundation on my cheek to check the shade and never offered me the stuff to remove it again...I just quickly put hand sanitzer on my face (I kept finding alcohol instead of remover ahhh) because I just wanted to make a quick purchase and get out... I was going to buy some stuff from Marc Jacobs and Bosica but after feeling like an Idiot, I just bought the cheapest thing I could buy to compensate them giving me service so it wasn't a total waste of their time.... Sorry if I was being an Idiot, I thought it would be silly for me to make myself drive to the mall 3 days in a row just to find the right shades but with the service I received I don't think I won't spend my money there for awhile... Thanks for reading long post...rant over... cooling off...
It seems like my YT home page has been inundated with reviews of these $5 Colourpop Super Shock cream eye shadows. They actually look quite lovely, but when I see everyone and their mother doing a review for something they were sent on YT, I tend to take those reviews with a heaping grain of salt. Has anyone actually tried these? The price is appealing at least.
Kat Von D knows how to turn heads—and this time she’s going bolder and brighter than ever. Introducing her new limited-edition Mi Vida Loca Palette, featuring eight 80s-inspired shades (plus a creamy eyeliner) that blend together for an array of bold, stunning looks.
Have you swatched this palette? Post your pic in the thread below.
Shop KVD Mi Vida Loca here
Hey girls, Just wondering what your favorite nail polish company is? I absolutely adore the Essie packaging and I think the colors are so cute! The polish goes on very well for me, but I've read some reviews of how some think it is streaky. OPI has the reputation of being one of the best. But, when I used their polish the other day, the paint chipped two days later! What are some of your favorites?? xx
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?
I was about to purchase Immaculate Liquid Powder by Hourglass, but decided to try to find something less spendy. I saw that the two recommended foundations for oily/combination acne-prone skin are this Hourlgass and the Clinique Acne Solutions. It's too close to Christmas for me to want to go anywhere near a brick-and-mortar store and I love free samples, so I've decided to purchase online. However, Clinique's shade selection names are VERY far from helpful compared to Hourglass's offerings. No undertone descriptions, very vague shade descriptions. My skin is probably somewhere between fair and medium with yellow undertones. I'm basically a WASP with some Filipina thrown in...I tan very well but I will burn if I'm out long enough, red hair looks great on me, and I gravitate towards silver colored jewelry. I figured that Nude would work for the Hourglass foundation. I once purchased Kat Von D's Lock It Foundation in L46 and it was way too pink, so I'm thinking that warm/pink undertones aren't for me. And I have Almay Clear Complexion in Ivory 100, and that seems too light on me. So...Does anyone have any experience with the actual undertones and shades that Clinique offers for Acne Solutions? Especially helpful if you have medium/light skin with yellow undertones. Sorry for the wordy response...first post here, and although I know things are returnable, it would be great to get it right on the first try. Thanks!