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skintester
Charlotte Tilbury holiday 2014 collection items trickling in
I found the Mini Lipstick Charms trio available for pre-order today at Nordstrom. It's a bit more expensive than the price posted in blogs ($39 not $35). Oh well, it's still a good way to try something new. If you've seen the holiday palette elsewhere, please do share!   Shades included at  0.03 oz. each: - **bleep** Perfect - Penelope Pink - So Marilyn  
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jcmb
BEAUTY MASTER jcmb / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Get it, you won't regret it! :) see post
deeanababy
best foundation for SENSITIVE SKIN- preferably little to no dimethicone
Which foundations have you guys liked for sensitive skin. Sephora discontinued my favorite Lorac foundation, it was heaven sent for my sensitive and acne prone skin.   I am not using Hourglass foundation with a brush. In store they matched my skin but now the secretary at work said it looked too orange on my skin! How embarrassing...so the search begins anew,   Any other suggestions? I need a good pale-with yellow undertone similar to Lorac with medium to full coverage for acne prone skin?   And go! Thanks
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lorac is still sold, just not at Sephora. Zappos, Kohl's, Ulta, - full list on Lorac's direct website.   I'm acne prone, very sensitive and use Lancome Teint Miracle, ... see post
blackunicorn
Looking for a dupe!
Hello everyone! I'm looking for a dupe, drugstore or from Sephora, for Mac's Lipliner in Soar and Mac's Lipstick in Brave. Yes, I'm trying to get the Kylie Jenner look I wish my lips were that full!   Here's a photo.  
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jcmb
BEAUTY MASTER jcmb / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I second NARS Anna since I have it and really love it!!! see post
IttyxBittyxMe
Why does Sephora not carry all the NARS foundation shades?
I'm a little a lot peeved.   Sephora carries 17 of the 20 NARS foundation shades online, they have all of the light shades, all of the medium shades, but are missing three of the darker shades: New Guina (which is actually a medium-dark shade), New Orleans, and Benares. Is there any particular reason Sephora doesn't carry these shades? I think what bothers me is the fact that I fall into that darker range that they're missing, and online they only have two of the four dark options even available to buy and in store (or at least every store near me - and that's eight stores) there's only one.    So why Sephora, why? Finding foundation is already one heck of a task because I am on the darker side of the scale, and it doesn't help when all of a brands colors aren't made available and literally half the options for my skin tone, which weren't many to begin with, are gone.    Can anyone shine some light on this? 
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IttyxBittyxMe
HALL OF FAMER IttyxBittyxMe / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've never really looked at MUFE...But now I'm going to go to work and have a peek and see if we have it or not, or at least the display spot for it.  see post
lexibrielle
wearing concealer without foundation?
what are your thoughts? sometimes i feel like my foundation is too heavy (i know i could use a lighter coverage, but i always feel like those don't do anything) so i was wondering what people think about wearing concealer without foundation and if anyone has any tips? 
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DiVWA
HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, I do this all the time nowadays. I can't remember the last time I wore foundation--maybe about 10 months ago.   I use two different concealers. The reason is that... see post
texasgirl79
Fall Lipstick...wine colored
I'm totally obsessed with lipstick right now.  I'm normally a gloss kind of girl, but I bought the Bite lip set and UD Revolution in Rush now all I want to do is buy lipstick.    What are your favorite wine colored lipsticks for fall?  I have fair skin, with hazel eyes, and dark drown hair.      Thanks for helping me feed my addiction
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jemly
BEAUTY GURU jemly / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
i'm echoing some people here but my FAVES right for wine lips:   NARS audacious charlotte ("oxblood") NARS audacious bette ("bordeaux") NARS velvet matte lip pencil,... see post
sparklekai
SQUEEZE ME LASHES!! WHERE DID YOU GO?!?!
ok bt peeps my lashes and i are currently in the process of breaking up if they don't get their shtuff together!!!     i have itttttyyy bitttty lashes...they're short, and they're light.  if i don't wear mascara i look like i have zero lashes!!!!  i used to be able to use any mascara - i didn't necessarily love anything but most things were ok.  i was a huge benefit they're real fan.  fast forward to now and my lashes are being super naughty!! they HATE everything!!! it doesn't matter what i've tried i can't seem to get any length and the lose curl in like 5 seconds flat.     i've tried:   too faced better than sex mascara mufe smokey extravagant mascara benefit bad gal lash marc jacob mascara benefit they're real ud perversion mascara plus a bunch of others i can't remember the ud perversion was ok...and i may end up getting but SUGGESTIONS PLEASE!!!    laydees do a public service...save ma lashes!!!
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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
OK, Ms sparkle. First, try taking taking biotin supplements. Cheap, safe. They help strengthen hair and nails. Can't hurt!   Second, it could be that the mascaras are ... see post
LadyInWhite
Did the Naked 3 by Urban Decay ever became better quality?
So, I'm really liking rosy gold/brown right now and have been eyeing that palette ever since it came out.  But everyone seemed to have issues with the quality, especially with Dust which I thought was gorgeous.  I keep hoping that it was just an issue with the first palettes released, but I don't live close enough to a Sephora to play with a more recently created palette.  Does anyone know if the quality increased?
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SydBristow
HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have the palette from when it first came out. Dust can be applied just fine with a wet brush. :)  I made the mistake of applying it dry and looked like I had collided ... see post
guzelkiz
Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Eyeshadows
I've always been curious about these and since they are having their F&F I am wondering if I should take the plunge and order some.  Does anyone have any experience with these or own any? Please let me know. Thanks everybody =)
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DiVWA
HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have Fluid Sheer #9 and I absolutely love it. It's a shimmery cool raspberry red. Perfect shade of blush with just the right amount of shimmer. Looks lovely on the lip... see post
sephoraadmin2
Urban Decay Naked On The Run
We swatched Urban Decay's Naked On The Run Palette to see how the colors looked on different skin tones. What do you think?   Do you have a swatch of this palette? Post a pic in the thread below!   Naked On The Run will be available online December 1st and in stores December 4th!  
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IAmLadyLiterary
HALL OF FAMER IAmLadyLiterary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wanted this palette so badly until I saw the Temptalia swatches.  Why did they have to make the bronzer for an umpah lumpah?  My face is not orange!  Nor do I want it ... see post
Meg82
Blush Palette Opinions?
Hey all,   I'm currently debating between the benefit cheeky sweet palette, the tarte pin-up girl palette, the NARS virtual definition palette, and the hourglass ambient lighting blush palette.   I already have one of the hourglass blushes and I have hoola from the benefit palette.   Does anyone have any thoughts about these palettes?  What's good, what's crappy etc?  I'd love to hear any thoughts about any of these.
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Meg82
HALL OF FAMER Meg82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The tarte is the first highly pigmented blush I've ever had and I looked super clowny.  Then I discovered the magic of the stippling brush and am now able to leave the h... see post
chouchou07
Highligthing concealer for 1Y10 or 1Y11 color IQ
I am looking for a highlighting concealer, and I have no idea about which one or which color to pick. My Color IQ is 1Y10, sometimes 1Y11. 
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Brie514
Stila - In the Garden look cards
I misplaced my look cards and am trying to prove something to a friend. I would really appreciate if someone could scan/ take a picture of the look cards for me. Anyone? Please? 
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Vaashtii
Lip liner suggestions?
Is there a lip liner to match either Bette or Charlotte from NARS' Audacious line? I've never used a lip liner before.    Thanks in advance!!
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kbmatthews
No makeup. Actually.
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?    
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Ramieee
BEAUTY GURU Ramieee / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
hopefully ya meant fresh and hydrated! lol ;)   youre lovely with or without makeup dear. i dont see much difference cept the bare lids <3 see post
laynebr
ANASTASIA SINGLE SHADOWS
They're now live on their website! How many of you are thinking of picking these up? I'm still not entirely sold on them. How about you ladies?   The price point is pretty good. 1 for $14 4 for $40 8 for $70
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HookedOnBeauty2
HALL OF FAMER HookedOnBeauty2 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I went to the website but I dont see the single eyeshadows. I was able to see the different colors under the pro tab but unable to purchase any. Are they still available... see post
ninjaginja
Natural beauty Products
I'm currently using Korres make up but am running out. Can you recommend another make up brand similar to Korres (natural ingredients)?
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EvelynShops
BEAUTY WHIZ EvelynShops / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I had no idea Korres still made make up items. Their mascara was my HG for years. When it disappeared from Sephora I figured it was gone for good and I've been experimen... see post
Mgr82
Eyeshadow shields any reviews? I was thinking about getting a box
Has anyone used eyeshadow shields? They seem to be great as stencils for cat eyes (it's so difficult to get them perfect). I was just wondering if it's worth the buy or if any of you lovely ladies have any DIY techniques that are similar to these eyeshadow shields. 
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BrideSona
HALL OF FAMER BrideSona / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have used regular tape. I make it not too sticky by sticking it on clothes first. Then place it on how you would like your cat eye shape. I have also seen post-it note... see post
TaraDouglas
COVER-UP PRODUCTS
Do you have products for cover-up that is Vegan, Hypo-allergenic, Non-comedogenic, Dye Free, Preservative Free, Oil Free, Paraben Free, Silicon Free. Latex Free, Egg/Animal Free, Avacado Fre, Papaya Free, Pomegranate Free, Banana Free, Tomato Free, of if you know other products that do apply please email to taradouglas@live.com, Thanks Sincerely, Tara Douglas
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shortstuff07
Naked on the Run, who got it?
Naked on the Run launched at 1:00 am PST this morning, and I'm wondering who else snagged it!  I did, mostly just because it looks portable and I have all of the other Naked's, so I needed to round out the collection.  I also picked up a few of the liquid liners in the sale section, they're $10!    
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killerteeth
BEAUTY WHIZ killerteeth / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I was debating between this and Illamasqua's Aura palette, and I still can't decide! I wish Illamasqua was still sold in the US so this decision could be easier haha see post
enableme
Anyone else experiencing this issue with Nars Train Bleu?
So I recently bought it and I wore it yesterday for the first time. The color is way darker on my lips than when I swatched it, which is fine, HOWEVER, the problem is that it settled into my lips almost immediately and made me look like I had black blotches. It was not a flattering look. I exfoliated and primed my lips before as well. Any suggestions before I return it?
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enableme
HALL OF FAMER enableme / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's the weird thing! I have a few other dark shades and it doesn't happen when I use them :( see post
BuxomBabe80
Colourpop eye shadows?I
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.
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It is a gorgeous color! see post
crose25
Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer
I recently received a sample and wore this primer underneath my chanel foundation (which i use on special occasions). I noticed that when i took a picture with a flash, my face was completely white which has never happened. I didn't think a primer could do that so i wore it again last night under a darker shade of foundation and my face was still white in photo's. Normally i use smashbox's primer so i'm definitely going back unless there's a better one someone can recommend?? I am ALWAYS in pictures. Need this problem fixed haha 
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Williams3333
Brightening Concealer
Sephora brand Smoothing and Brightening Concealer, what color should Asians wear?  May Radiant Camel?
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Asians' skin tones can vary from very pale to medium tan. Do you have foundation or picture that we can use as a reference?  see post
fluffymuha
Best nude eye palette that isn't from UD?
Hi lovelies!   I am in search of a new nude eyeshadow palette. I've tried both Basics palettes from UD, but they had really terrible pigment fallout, so that's a no go.    Do you guys know any good nude palettes that don't have this problem? I kind of have my eye on the Becca nude palette (but don't know if it has fallout). If anybody has this one, please leave some feedback on it     Any and all suggestions are appreciated and taken into consideration
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heartsmyface
HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like too faced boudoir eyes:)  see post
Annieloublue
gluten free lipstick
Does anyone know which brands at Spehora have gluten free lipsticks? I have celiac disease and shoiuld use a gluten free lipstick. I would love to be able to walk into a Sephora location and know which brands I can use and actually see the shades before I purchase. Thanks!
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Divine22
Divine22 / FRESH FACE / replied
Hey I have severe celiac disease and I had to buy all new soap , shampoo, tooth paste, makeup, cleaning supplies etc.. a few things you can do is type in the search sect... see post
lexibrielle
Q. highlighting/contouring/foundation help!!
Hi guys! I currently use Estee Lauder Double Wear liquid foundation. Over that, I highlight using Revlon PhotoReady concealer and a pharmacy brand powder bronzer (not sure of the name). I love makeup and have the application skills down. I even use a professional makeup mirror with special lighting that leaves my makeup looking great. I also use setting powder and a setting spray. However, when I get to school, you cannot tell that I highlighted or contoured. In fact, my foundation looks splotchy where I applied the highlighter. Should I not apply the foundation where I am going to highlight (under eye triangle)? Why doesn't it look good in school- but seems to look great in most other places? My school has fluorescent lighting, but there is another girl in my school who uses the same highlighter and bronzer and hers looks flawless all day! I would love any tips or suggestions you may have! I've attached some pictures  of what my makeup looks like  right after application. Thank you!  
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY GURU ballerinagrl / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. You are so cute! And you're right, your makeup skills look pretty great if your pictures are anything to go by - one heck of a lot better than mine, in fact, and I'm 43,... see post
beachyt
Brands You'll Never Buy/Hate?
The Lime Crime thread got me thinking, I don't know a whole lot about the companies I buy from, beyond what I can dig up on my own while reading reviews or looking for swatches. What other companies (let's keep them beauty related only, or we'll be here all year) would you never buy from, and why? Are there any you refused to try for a long time but have since changed your mind on?   Mine are:   1. Lime Crime (totes obvs, right) 2. Sigma -- I genuinely don't care whether they have a good product or not, but if I hear one more YTer say "I'm using Sigma #XX, I'll link it below" I will smack someone. I feel like they have over-saturated the online beauty community with affiliates and hidden sponsorships to the point that I just have no desire whatsoever to try anything from them. Ever. 3. Kat Von D - just don't like her, so I'm not giving her my money. 4. CoastalScents - sort of the same as Sigma, but I did buy several glosses from them a few years ago and the colors and quality were just way sub-par, even if they weren't expensive. 5. Savina - I bought two polishes from a Nordstrom Rack to try out and they were SO AWFUL that I vowed never to buy another one, not even if it looked gorgeous. 6. Enkore - same thing, bought a few eyeshadows and they were so awful I'll never buy anything from him again. I think he even quit producing eyeshadows, so I clearly wasn't alone in my dislike for them. 7. Any and all celebrity-backed perfumes. I think I have one bottle of J.Lo's Glow from back in the day (and it does smell lovely), but again it's that over saturation of the market that turns me off. I feel like I see Britney Spears/Jessica Simpson/Justin Bieber/One Direction fragrances in every single drugstore or discount store I go to.   One I Changed My Mind On: Glamglow! When their stuff first came out, it was SO EXPENSIVE and had so much hype that I was immediately skeptical. I think I tried one foil of the black mask and the flakes inside of it annoyed me to the point of dismissing the brand entirely. When the SeasonSet sample bag arrived, I pulled the Thirstymud sample out and it popped on me! The crimped end of it had blown apart and it was all over my hands.. and it smelled so good.. so I figured, better to smear it on my face and see what was up, rather than wash it down the drain. I'm glad I did; my skin was suuuuuuper soft, like crazy soft, when I washed it off. It also stayed really soft even after I washed with cleanser, and I felt like it was still pretty soft in the morning. I've got a trip coming up to cooler temperatures in the desert soon so I found another foil sample of it in my sample stash and ordered the kit before the VIBR sale ended, to have some on hand.   ETA: I hope no one takes offense to any of this stuff, it's just makeup. I'm positive there will be someone out there who dislikes a brand I like, so no hurt feelings.
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Ramieee
BEAUTY GURU Ramieee / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
thanks darling! i will do more research now :) see post
arielaaaaaaaa
My thought on the new Perricone MD No Makeup Line
I was one of the Lucky BeautyTalker's who was gifted the New line on makeup by Perricone MD from Sephora. And i wanted to share my thought on it. For starters i am a Medium-Tan skintone, and i do have fairly dry skin. I have worn the products for 3 days now and i have a pretty good idea of how they are.   Here is a picture of what i received. I was sent an extra No Foundation Foundation instead of the No Foundation Foundation Serum. So i kept the extra in the box. I won't be able to review the serum but i'm sure there will be others posting their reviews.   No Foundation Foundation - I received both shades, And the second one is a good match for my skin, The first shade i can work with, I add a drop of the Bronzer and it's also a good color match. This is a runny liquid texture, and it is a sheer coverage. One layer definitely evens out my skin, covers redness, and is not detectable on my skin at all! Unfortunately i have a little hyper pigmentation right now, so i do need 2 layers. And with that second layer it bumps the coverage to medium, and still looks very natural on my skin. I think the 2 big things i don't like is the smell, But it's a personal preference, And it's a little sticky on the skin. I have been setting with a light powder but my nose got a little oily at the end of the day. So today i am trying it the MUFE setting powder.But i do overall like this. If you have relatively good skin with nothing major to cover up, this is a great product. It's so lightweight, and undetectable on the skin!  Here is a picture of both foundations swatched, taken outside. (The one on top of Shade 2, Bottom is Shade 1)   No Blush Blush - I'm in LOVE with this. It is a beautiful color. I apply this by dotting it on the back of my hand, and take a blush brush to carefully applying it to my cheeks. I can't use my fingers for cream/liquid blushed because i tend to go all over the place. But using a brush works for me. It blends like a dream!   No Bronzer Bronzer - As i said already i mix this with the lighter foundation, and i also use this after foundation like i use my regular bronzer. Which is to contour lightly around the face. Like the blush, it blends so beautifully. And i can build it up with a second layer to get more color, and it's still such a natural look!   No Concealer Concealer - I LOVE this. It's the perfect shade to really brighten up my eye area. I'm not a huge concealer Guru, I haven't used many for my Under eye area because i don't have dark circles. But i don't think i can go back to not using it! I see myself purchasing this when i run out! I feel like it is a very sheer coverage, so if you need a full coverage concealer, this might not be the one for you.    No Lipstick Lipstick - Again, I LOVE this. I feel like i would purchase this when i'm out! I love the color, and it's very hydrating! I use a lot of sheer lipsticks/balms instead on lipstick lately, and i'm just in love. I've also tried patting a little of the blush on my lips and then applying this, and it's GORGEOUS.    Here is a picture of all of them, taken outside.  Left to Right- Lipstick, Bronzer, Blush, Concealer    No Mascara Mascara - I think the wand it pretty neat, but i'm still very unsure how i like this. I think the problem is there is too much product on the wand, I think i need to wipe it off. I need to play around like it more. So if you have any tips on that please share!    I don't know if this is going to help anyone, but hopefully the swatches might! Overall i really like the makeup. I think the main problem is the lack of shades. Hopefully Perricone will expand it, but if the color works for you, i think these are great products to try! My top recommendation is for the lipstick, and blush! They are gorgeous!
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sp2001
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asdfkl
Is MAC worth the hype?
I watch a lot of YouTube beauty videos and everyone always raves about how amazing MAC is, so I always assumed it was fabulous. After reading around on here for the last few months I've noticed a lot of people say that it is not that great. I know YouTube isn't the best place to find accurate product reviews, but is MAC as great as the gurus make it out to be? I planned on buying all of my holiday makeup at MAC this year because I thought everything would end up being amazing, but now I'm kind of doubting that. I tried a lipgloss and pressed pigment form them, but I don't think that those purchases are enough for me to make an accurate judgement about the brand. Lip gloss is lip gloss to me, and the shadow was a highlight shade so it's nothing fancy. Anyone have any input on whether or not I should splurge on MAC?
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guzelkiz
HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
In my opinion MAC is wayyyy over hyped. It is generally a brand that people start with probably because it's so easy to find their products and it isn't terribly expensi... see post