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Holy Grail Products!
Holy Grail Products: the products that us ladies use to achieve our perfect makeup, skincare, or hair, and we continue to use and repurchase them multiple times until we have found something better. (which is usually never.)   What're your holy grail products? We all have them, whether it be lip colors, blush, mascara, concealer...the possibilities are endless. Mine are as follows:   Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Waterproof Mascara. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer. Nars Ultra Radiant Creamy Concealer. Naked 2 Eyeshadow Palette. http://www.sephora.com/naked2-P302916?skuId=139363 6 http://www.sephora.com/lights-camera-splashes-wate rproof-mascara-P179924?skuId=1001775 http://www.sephora.com/radiant-creamy-concealer-P3 77873?skuId=1478403 http://www.sephora.com/chocolate-soleil-medium-dee p-matte-bronzer-P229406?skuId=1511823
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BEAUTY PRO jadeann / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Mine are mostly skincare products. My skin is super dry, especially in the winter, and these products have saved my skin and lips this winter. DDG Alpha Beta Peel ... see post
primer
I am currently using Nars tinted moisturizer and Makeup forever HD finishing powder and I love the initial look but after a few hours my face makeup does not look the same like it fades. Should I invest in a good primer that will make it stay longer? HELP!
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Palettes 101
Hi everyone,   And so we all have that one palette...that one glorious piece of cosmetics that we continue to chase as it slowly drains away. And there's always that one beautiful color that is encased within its riches, kind of like a bar of gold in a heap of silver.  Okay, Katie, get to the point!  Anyway, what's your holy grail palette and its color? I'm looking for a palette with at least one soft brown hue and tons of lighter colors, perhaps an orangey tone would work, too. Any recommendations for a girl in need? And any looks for that palette?   -Katie
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peach / apple shaped lip product??
So yesterday I was leaving Sephora and saw the most cutest lip balm ever! They had one that was shaped as a peach and the other as an apple, I didnt see what brand it was but I'm assuming its a new product. Do any of you guys know what brand it is? Also, no it was not the Hello Kitty kind and if it helps they had an eye cream shaped as a women. Thank you lovelies! xoxo 
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HALL OF FAMER czikimonkey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have the Panda eye cooling balm! I just got it. I love it, and it's only $10.00!    That peach balm smells delish!   see post
NARS blushes
which one do you like? Mata Hari Oasis Sin Angelika Desire Gaiety Taos
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ydnam,    Were you interested in a new shade? I love Angelika but its a pretty bright pink with sparkle! I have to agree that Taos is another very pretty rosey sh... see post
Come Join Me For 28 (or so) Days of Red!
Ladies, in the spirit of February being the dead of winter, let's bring some extra warmth to BT.   I've noticed many ladies mention over the past few months that they lack the confidence or comfort level to rock a red lip. In that vein, I've decided to do a red lip a day for the next 28 days (or until I run out).   Please feel free to pop in and join me by posting a pic of your red lippie, even if you don't want to don a red every day.  And who knows, you might even find your next great red this way!   Day 1: BITE Beauty Luminous Creme in Poppy
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HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is such a great idea! I'm going to try. I have a couple reds, but rarely wear them.this will get me in the spirit. I'll start tomorrow.  see post
Sephora pantone lip creme in Marsala..please help me find it
ok so i may sound a tad crazy over dramatic but i realllly need this marsala lipstick in my life and i have been obessively looking everywhere in the toronto area where i live and even when i went to chicago no stores had it. and now the stores around me are giving mixed answers..some say they dont think it will be back and some say it will be back so.which one is it.. also are there any real dupes out there or if anyone knows of a location i can get it? please help meee...i know its just makeup but im sad i missed out on it..it was gone too fast. its not fair evilbay sellers have tonnes to sell for $50+ a pop..thats so wrong! so far not liking any of the dupes on yt...they r way different. any suggestions appreciated thanks 
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BEAUTY BOSS dyslexia / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I found it at the Bloor Street store after it sold out online. They often have things long after they're sold out elsewhere. (Found a few Black Fridays deals there as la... see post
Paraben-free concealer comparable to UD's 24/7 concealer pencil
I was heartbroken to discover that my favorite of all favorite concealers contains parabens. Because of a recently discovered auto-immune disorder I've been having to overhaul my beauty products and eliminate toxins and harsh chemicals, and parabens are on the list of major offenders.   So I ask you, beauty insiders:   Is there a concealer pencil that you have tried or have heard of that is comparable to the Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil that does not contain parabens? 
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
All Tarte products are paraben free.   ALWAYS FORMULATED WITHOUT: parabens • mineral oil • phthalates • triclosan • sodium lauryl sulfate • gluten see post
Lip Gloss suggestions needed!!
Hey everyone! I need help!   LORAC Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in "Haute" has been my go-to lip product for the last 3 years. I love everything about it: the color, texture, the fact that it lasts for hours and has NO sparkle or glitter. Since Sephora stopped carrying LORAC products, I had resorted to ordering it directly from LORAC online.   I went to LORAC's website today to reorder it, and I believe they are discontinuing the product entirely. The price was slashed in half and there was only one color available (and of course it wasn't the color I wanted).   I need help finding a new lip gloss! I'm looking for a pinkish-nude color that has NO sparkle or glitter in it, and one that lasts!  I don't expect plumping benefits, but I do prefer an opaque gloss that doesn't require a lot of layering to get color payoff.   Any suggestions?!
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BEAUTY PRO nycmle / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I LOVE Chanel's Glossimers! They're a bit of the pricier side, $29.50, but the color/texture is amazing and they seem to last forever. see post
Dolce & Gabbana Shimmer Glow Collection; Thoughts?
I just love how this collection looks…but it's so cool and shimmery. A shimmer creamy (white) powder, grey quad and 4 shimmer lipsticks including a grey. I am so, so tempted but am supposed to be cutting back. And D&G is so expensive. Has anyone seen these? Input? Help!  And I can't find the creamy eye powder. http://www.sephora.com/shimmer-lip-P392708?skuId=1 667591 http://www.sephora.com/the-eyeshadow-smooth-eye-co lour-quad-P376900?skuId=1667534
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Which ones are you eying? I have some and really like them. A lighter but still opaque coverage with a pretty and soft sheen. I don't have these shimmer. see post
Q. UD Vice 3- Am I losing my mind?
I have a bit of a weakness for bright, intense, and oftentimes wild color choices when it comes to eyeshadows. So it really comes to no surprise to me that I often look to UD for colors and inspirations.   But I distinctly remember seeing, a few months back, the new (at the time) Vice 3 palette, and I mainly wanted to throw my money at the cashiers for just the two colors that stood out to me: Bondage and Sonic. They were both gorgeous red shades, and I suppose I'm a sucker for red.   Then it just disappeared. I know that their main site probably still sells the palette, but in retrospect I'd be mainly paying $60 for two colors. So... no.   What I want to know is One: If it WAS pulled from the stores and I'm NOT going crazy, and Two: Are there any other brands that make red shadow tones? I think Make Up For Ever makes a bright red loose pigment that I may use to blend with other colors, and it's in the back of my mind, but I was more curious to know if there are more options out there?
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HALL OF FAMER skintester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. UD usually pulls holiday items from online retailers in January, and sells them discounted in Feb at 20% off during the semi-annual F&F sale. If you're keen on buying th... see post
Products that transformed your style
Have you ever found a makeup product that you loved so much that your "look" changed as a result? Please share!   A few examples:    1. UD's Naked Palette. Even though it's a neutral palette, this actually inspired me to be mor adventurous with my eye looks, because the shadow just behaved so beautifully. Before, I had just used cheap eyeshadow, and all I could really do was spread it across my lid until the color showed up. But with Naked, I could try transitioning and blending and all that "fancy" stuff.   2. Tarte's cheek stains. Kevyn Aucoin's books actually inspired me to get this because I loved how liquid blush looked on his models. While this isn't exactly liquid, I still love the look and feel of the cheek stains, and haven't bought a powder blush ever since I discovered them!   3. Josie Maran's Argan Illuminizer. I love the look of luminous skin, but highlighting or powder illuminizers add an extra step to my beauty routine. But this product just mixes right in with my bb cream or foundation, and the only extra time it takes is the time to pump the dispenser and then swirl it with the foundation on the back my hand (which only takes seconds!).   So there are a few examples of mine. Can't wait to read yours!
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BEAUTY BUFF PopularMakeup / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Stila Kitten all-over shimmer duo. Love it, adds so much to the overall look.   Butter London nail polish -- my first non-drugstore nail polish. Introduced me to all k... see post
Best Waterproof Makeup Remover?
I recently bougth Stila's Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner, and I noticed my current makeup remover will not get the liner off unless I rub a bit hard. Any suggestion on strong makeup removers?
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HALL OF FAMER starletta8 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Chanel's eye makeup remover is the absolute best, hands down.   No rubbing, and it takes off everything with minimal fuss. see post
Hourglass Ambient Lightening Powders
I have recently become interested in the Hourglass Ambient Lightening Powders. However, I am not sure which would be the best for me. I have oily-combination skin, acne scarring, quite a bit of redness and dull-like skin.  Help please!
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BEAUTY BOSS bea0t / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I also use the diffused light to set my foundation. I also have the trio palette which I use more as a highlighter for a glow. see post
Translucent Powder Recommendation Needed!
Hi everyone!  I'm currently looking for a translucent powder to use for some shine control…I don't wear foundation, I'm just looking for something to minimize the shine left from my moisturizer and control some t-zone shine throughout the day. I'm currently using the BareMinerals touch up Ready veil and although it does a good job managing my shine, it is incredibly drying on my skin and it always LOOKS like I have powder on my skin, which is not a very good look. Any recommendations for a natural looking powder? Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER Sonny4President / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
http://www.sephora.com/translucent-loose-powder-P244440?skuId=1201516 http://www.sephora.com/face-powder-in-jar-P294015?skuId=1358274 http://www.sephora.com/translucen... see post
BEAUTY INSPIRATIONS!
Hi beauties:   We all have them; the people who we look up to for our beauty needs, who we savor as they walk the red carpet or catwalk. Who's the inspiration for you? Mine is Cara Delevingne-SO. GORGEOUS. If only I was a blonde *sigh*. So who's your beauty idol? How do you achieve their looks?   -Katie <3
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HALL OF FAMER solveig / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Dita Von Teese - but it's not her particular look that I like, I rather admire her dedication and maybe loyalty to her self-created brand. Rosie  Huntington-Whiteley - ... see post
Paraben Free
I'm trying to buy a paraben free tinted moisturizer. I normally buy Laura Mercier in shade nude.  What is a good alternate brand/color that's paraben-free?
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hey Rebecca! BareMinerals new Complexion Rescue is also paraben free. I have also used the NARS that Randee suggested and it's great, but I think I actually like BM bett... see post
Kardashian Kollection?
Has anyone tried any of their Kardashian Kollection Beauty products? I've seen their stuff in stores but never paid it any attention, but I just saw some pictures of the Ombre Cheek Color blushes and they were really pretty (and less than $10)!
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I liked them until they just showed up EVERYWHERE and now I can't escape seeing them on TV or anywhere really...   Just the name bugs me a bit HOWEVER a self tan lin... see post
Concealer basics?
Okay, I have a question about concealer. Do you use a different type of concealer for under eye circles than you would use for blemishes? I don't have terrible darkness under my eyes and I'm not too concerned with covering it up. But I do occasionally have blemishes just under my chin and I would like to cover them up.  I've been using Tarte's Amazonian Clay concealer because A) I love Tarte and B) it's what the MUA used during my makeover last month. But she used it under my eyes. She didn't actually use anything for the blemishes I had at the time.  TIA! 
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BEAUTY WHIZ skate08 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I also love Tarte and use the Maracuja Creaseless Concealer under my eyes. I actually went into my local Sephora when I had a massive eczema breakout around my eyes righ... see post
my dream
in my country,sephoras stuff are doing a horrible work,as since we in the shop more than 3 girls hiding to us offering a various products,i always try to escape from them by telling thanks just please leave me alone in order to focus at my needs but no way!!!! so we decide to have what we need online,its take long time but what to do???...is it normal????
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Dhabya!  The Sephora staff is there to assist you.  If you tell them, "No thank you; I would rather shop by myself," they should be courteous and honor your request.... see post
SiJCP Sets are on Sale for $20
Today one of my friends that works at SiJCP texted me to buy her Advil and bring it to her. Because it was an imposition, she offered to buy me one of the holiday sets that they just put on clearance today. She bought me the Sephora Favorites Makeup Must-Haves which was marked down to $20 from $40 (and she got it for 15 with her discount). It's an incredible deal for what you get. My SiJCP had quite a few of them. There was also another set marked down, but I don't remember what it was. 
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HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I checked my JCP and they didn't have any of these sets. They had other sets but they weren't on sale either :( see post
Dip brow pomade shade help?
Hello, i need help finding the right shade for the dip brow pomade and brow powder duo. I have ombre hair(from dark brown to a medium brown) and around the same as Kim kardashian's skin tone. I'm kinda stuck between the dark brown and ebony shade for the pomade, as well as the brow powder duo. Which would look best on me? I'm currently using the benefit brow zing in medium (should have gotten it in deep tho) And would love to try the dip brow pomade and brow powder duo, which would you recommend me?   If it makes it easier, i've added in my instagram link so that everyone can see my exact skin tone/hair color. http://instagram.com/sabrinakiaraa/
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sabrinatylerr,   I suggest the medium brown- you definitely don't want to go too dark on the brows as it can age you AND it will look super painted on! :( I've ma... see post
Tarteist Clay Paint Eye Liner
Hi everyone! Hope you all are well. Sorry I haven't been around at all for the past week. This week was crazy due to it being the first week of the semester. Hopefully I'm not super busy so I can be on often.   So Tarte release their new Clay Paint liner. I've been seeing it all over IG and it looks interesting to use and amazing quality. I think this would be nice to have in my kit to replace my gel liner. Has anyone tried it? Please let me know your thoughts if you have. I appreciate it
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New Benefit Mascara?! (Benefit Roller Lash)
I was skimming the internet and my eyes nearly popped out when I saw these photos! Elle UK apparently included an exclusive sample of the new mascara.   (all images are credited to this original link, I didn't upload all of them in this post:  http://imgur.com/a/tImvX)   Sample Packaging: Before:   After:     I must have this mascara. That's all.
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HALL OF FAMER spacesuit / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This looks like a decent mascara but I'm really not looking forward to benefit shoving it down our throats for the next year like they do with all their new products. see post
Trick to finding a bronzer that won't apply with an orange tint?
I swear, every bronzer I try is too orange or warm looking. I recently bought Becca Pressed Shimmer in Topaz and hated the orange glow it gave my face. I have olive skin and wear 6.0 in Urban Decays Naked Liquid Foundation. I'm thinking of trying Hoola from Benefit or Laguna from NARS. Any suggestions?
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BEAUTY WHIZ missrubybabii / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
shimmers and bronzers usually have an orange tint i would try any matte powders such as too faced chocolate soleil powder, hoola by benefit, or mac sculpt see post
Sephora Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color vs Sephora Cream Lip Stain?
Whats the difference in these two products? How do they wear differently and what is your preference? 
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BEAUTY WHIZ msema / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Reiterating what others have said. Lustre Matte lipsticks have a sheen to it.  They do stain the lips but transfer easily.  The Cream Lipstains are matte, dry and do not... see post
For You Beautiful Ladies!
look what i found! these unicorns will all be going to the lovely friends that i met here on bt - you know who you are! i can't think of anyone more deserving of these beautiful palettes.
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HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Holy cow! Some folks are gonna be grinning from ear to ear. see post
Suggestions for waterline eyelinter
I'm currently using the Sephora Contour Eye Pencil in Blonde Ambition for my lower waterline. I like the look of it, however the liner sometimes ends up getting onto my contact lenses. Needless to say it's very annoying and it can be a pain to get off the lenses. Is there an eyeliner that will stay put on the waterline? I'm particularly wanting either a white or nude colored one.
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Makeup tragedy!
Everyone is looking lovely today! Myself, I had a bit of disastrous morning of makeup. I usually only work from 11-4 M-F. But one of my coworkers is on a trip to FL (Lucky duck) and so I was covering her part of the schedule this morning which meant I had to be to work at 8:30. I misjudged how long it would take me to get ready and overslept by about ten minutes, so I didn't have as much time to put my face on as I usually do. I even did my eye shadow first, something i don't always remember to do. And put on all my primer and let it set before starting in with my makeup.(Something new that I am trying) And all was well until I went in for the last two steps, about the time that I was supposed to be leaving, I popped in to do my mascara and eyeliner. The eyeliner went on fine, and the mascara (which I would normally consider my HG) went on fine on my right eye, but somehow when I went to do my left eye a BIG GLOB of mascara got on my lashes!!!!! I attempted to wipe it off without smearing it and succeeded in smearing it ALL OVER my eyelid. It was AWFUL!!!!!!! So I quickly grabbed my makeup remover and washed off my left eye... I didn't have time to redo it,..  so I washed the eye makeup off my right eye as well. And then quickly and LIGHTLY applied some more mascara. But had to leave the house with no eye shadow and no eye liner. OH, THE HUMANITY!!! I felt naked all day.  
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BEAUTY BOSS LarissaLaDonna / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'm a real goober for cutesy names to call people. :)   I know the feeling,cookie!. I think,makeup has to be the greatest addiction ever! :D see post
Eye shadow palettes
So I don't know if to buy the urban decay vice ltd or the nars dual intensity palette. I'm buying both but which one do you guys think will sell out first?
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BEAUTY BUFF Neyna805 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
ok thank you! will go and purchase the UD vice lol  see post