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Lipstick Playground
Hello there my fellow lipstick junkies!   This thread is a playground for all lipstick junkies out there. A place where we can share anything about our darlings. Because... c'mon! We need our personal space to play, right? Please, feel free to share anything and everything about your lovelies: hand/lip swatches, your staples, must haves, loved ones, not so loved ones, "fails", nasty lil buggers, lipstick of the day , new acquisitions, old flames, experiments, creative stuff, thoughts on lippies, challenges... lots and lots of photos, of course... You get the picture...  "Anything goes!" ( to quote our lovely DiVWA )   Post, share, discus, and the most important thing - have fun!   I declare our lippie playground officially open!     Lippie junkies united!!!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Gorgeous lipstick...awesome picture!  You rock, moxie!  :) see post
Weekly Color Challenge! Come Join!
Hi BT!  ** Time to pick our color for next week. Please vote below! A. Bronze B. Pink C. Rose Gold** I've been hijacking threads lately with my various color challenges. It's time for it's own place!    The rules:  Each week (Sunday- Saturday), there will be a new color to incorporate into your makeup looks. It can be one item of that color or a whole face. Try to incorporate it 4-5 times during the week, and post your pic, or discuss your colors here with everyone! If you can only do a day or two, that's fine too! This should be fun!    For folks on a No Buy, it's a great way to shop your collection. I hope you'll join me!    Week 2: July 26- August 1: ORANGE! 
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oooh Tangerin looks amazing on you. see post
Tom Ford Updates
Hey Beauties- We have ALOT of threads around here for Tom Ford products. I figured I'd start one thread where we can update each other on items as they come out or we see them available.    For all my UK'ers, or people willing to pay for shipping from the UK, Harrods has Softcore and Nude Dip from the Fall collection available right now. Happy Shopping! 
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HALL OF FAMER blackkitty2014 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes my SA was so sweet. She called and ask if I rather pick it up right away before sending to me. So I guess we will receive our goodies sometimes next week ;) 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 k617 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'd love for another purple to be released since I missed 002, but for summer I'd think they do a true orange... or like a bright orangey coral red. Less red than 003, m... see post
Upcoming BITE Beauty Releases
With all of the various threads dedicated to particular brand releases, I thought it would be fun to have one specifically for new and upcoming BITE Beauty. This thread will be for products and collections separate from the Lip Lab Limited Release collection of this calendar year, which can be found over here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Lips/Bite-Lip-Lab- Sephora-color-of-the-month/m-p/1847087#M18730   Upcoming Releases: July 7 - U.S. Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick Collection and 'Opal' gloss and lipstick toppers launch on Sephora.com (thanks to niki172 for sharing the info on release dates) July 14 (or 16?)  - Canadian Maple Matte Crème Lipstick Collection and Maple Agave Lip Mask launch on Sephora.ca (thanks to Mochapj for sharing the info on release dates) July 17 - U.S. Frozen Berries Collection and 'Opal' toppers available in U.S. Sephora stores July 17 - Canadian Maple Collection and Maple Agave Lip Mask available in Canadian Sephora stores   Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick:  http://www.sephora.com/frozen-berries-collection-P 398405?skuId=1718691 Opal Matte Crème Lipstick:  http://www.sephora.com/opal-matte-creme-lipstick-P 398401?skuId=1718733 Opal Crème Lip Gloss:   http://www.sephora.com/opal-lip-gloss-P398403?skuI d=1718741            Original post (6 June 2015): Spoiler (Highlight to read) To start things off, I recently came across this image on Instagram, describing a shimmery BITE lipstick topper to be released through Sephora in July (!). Has anyone else heard of this? I did some quick research and tried to gather more information before posting, but I cannot find anything else about it from any other beauty bloggers. Honestly, I can't see the shimmer in this photo, but it's not high quality nor is it a closeup. I also haven't managed to find any product shots yet.   To start things off, I recently came across this image on Instagram, describing a shimmery BITE lipstick topper to be released through Sephora in July (!). Has anyone else heard of this? I did some quick research and tried to gather more information before posting, but I cannot find anything else about it from any other beauty bloggers. Honestly, I can't see the shimmer in this photo, but it's not high quality nor is it a closeup. I also haven't managed to find any product shots yet.   
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HALL OF FAMER blackkitty2014 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Is it just me with my crazy talk but I think the Canadian Maple lippies are more attractive than the U.S. frozen berries? see post
Born This Way Foundation for Oily Skin
I had been meaning to try the new Too Faced Born this Way Foundation but all the reviews I have read and seen on youtube are from people with dry skin and I have oily skin.   What are your experiences with this foundation and oily skin??   Please let me know! I havent had a chance to stop by sephora for a sample but I will one of these days.  
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HALL OF FAMER k617 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Mocha, The expression of your second photo tells me all I need to know. I'm steering clear from this product!! see post
Complementary Formula X Clix Set?
So I dragged myself down to the post today to get a new box for a TSB and was suprised to find a little box in my locker. I wasn't aware Formula X was sending me anything because normally they contact you before they send you something. Did anyone else get this? 
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BEAUTY PRO sierrafallon / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I got this forever ago, but I just wanted to say that I love that Sephora did this. Thanks for sending me the Alive set. It was color I was hoping for and I can't wait t... see post
I don't know which Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer shade I should get!
So I'm a medium shade, kind of tan because I live in the tropics. I really want one of these bronzers but can't decide which one... I feel like the Dark Chocolate is dark enough but is it me or it's kind of orangey? but then the Chocolate is kind of light... Is it a build-able color?   Can someone help me please?   Xo,
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Triana / NEWCOMER / replied
Now I'm confused, I matched my Color IQ comparing my color on MAC wich is NC43, and somewhere online I got that I might be 2Y09. So, it seems I should get the Dark Choco... see post
Clinique CC Cream or Tarte Face Powder causing itching?
I have been using the combination of Clinique's CC Cream and Tarte's Amazonian Clay Powder for about a year and a half now. One the biggest issues I have found with my face makeup is that one I get hot, or start to sweat, my face starts to itch HORRIBLY. I was wondering if anyone else has had this experience with either or both of these products? I am very happy with their performance otherwise and am looking to switch to something that wont itch to distraction every time I put it on. I live in Florida, so it is hot and humid more often than not. 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Tarte has quite a few Amazonian clay infused powders, can you specify which one is it that you use exactly?   If it's the Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation powder (bel... see post
Bite Beauty Maple Collection? (Canada exclusive)
A few photos showed up on my instagram through Beautezine, and apparently there is a Canada-Exclusive lip collection coming out in July for the fall from Bite, let's call it the Maple Collection. It apparently features 5 matte lipsticks with a maple scent, and a Maple Agave Lip Mask. So jealous, I'd love to get my hands on a maple-scented agave lip mask! Here are the photos that Beautezine posted on her instagram:     and swatches:  
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HALL OF FAMER greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just sort of answered my own question: I checked Temptalia, and it looks like Grandifolia is just a touch more orange. NARS Rita looks like an excellent dupe, though.  ... see post
Make up to impress
I've seen things where people say they don't wear makeup to impress guys when guys can't tell the difference between black and navy, or Half Baked from Chopper in the Naked line. Things like that. I remember somewhere in the threads someone posted one with two lipsticks, I thought it was the funniest thing. So as a fun little game, fill in the blanks " You think I wear makeup to impress a guy who can't tell the difference between______and_____?"
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HALL OF FAMER kellsmuneoka / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Makeup shaming is just the saddest thing. Just because you don't wear makeup doesn't mean you're better than people who do or vice versa. Don't put people down because t... see post
ColourPop Cosmetics Ultra Matte Lips liquid lipstick
As you may now have seen in the Summer/Fall collections threads, ColourPop Cosmetics is releasing next week their new collection of liquid lipsticks and the colors are to die for and just $6 a piece so I decided to create this new thread so we can share swatches for those interested. I'm pretty sure I'm getting a few.   Here are the dominiquerldr swatches from IG   And this one from lustrelux   Also, if these babies do release next week you can use the  Kathleenlights  code for $5 off   As of right now for this summer season I’m interested in:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Lychee Mars Ouiji Bumble Solow Donut Buds Pacific LycheeMarsOuijiBumbleSolowDonutBudsPacific   What do you think?
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HALL OF FAMER cspriverratz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Finally snagged some this time! I picked up Donut, Bumble, Lychee, Tulle, and Avenue. Also had the $5 off, so I picked up the Safari sheer lippie stick as well. :) see post
Looking for a lip color! African American
I'm african american and often find colors either look ashy on my lips or too bright. My skin tone is a deep golden color. I'm most interested in selections from the Stila Stay All Day line.
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BEAUTY GURU nycmle / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
It sounds like we may have similar skin tones... are there any particular colors you're looking for? As far as liquid lipsticks go, some of my favorites are actually fro... see post
Looking For New Foundation!!
Hi,   I have been having a hard time finding a foundation and concealer that really fits me. I would like one that leaves my face matte but does not make face look "caked" or dry. I have also been having trouble with foundations leaving my face looking oily. Right now I use a smashbox primer, NARS powder foundation, and sephora concealer. I love my primer its great. I feel like my foundation, for as expensive as it is, could be A LOT better. It leaves my face looking a few shades lighter, it also is supposed to be 12 hour wear but after a few hours my face looks suuuppeerrrr oily. My concealer is okay, I bought it because I tried a sephora brand contouring stick and LOVED it so I figured why not?! right. So I guess I would just like suggestions of other brands maybe that are full coverage and actually mean FULL coverage without making me looked caked or oily. Also suggestions on how to apply the foundation would be great!! I just want to know what everyone else is using to look flawless!! haha 
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HALL OF FAMER irenet / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have oily skin and acne scars so finding a full coverage foundation that isn't cakey or oily and covers is very hard. Currently I use Nars All Day Luminous Weightless ... 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 GURU nycmle / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Nude & gold glitter acrylic powder :)   see post
Let's talk about Charlotte Tilbury..
I already have the Filmstar bronze & glow palette but looking into some of her other products.   Does anyone have any experiences they would like to share esp with her Light Wonder Foundation, her blush and the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder? I'm interested in getting these three things but still on the fence about taking the plunge!    Please let me know, many BTers opinions have helped me out on products before Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER njattana / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The only item I was really interested in was the red lipstick, I'm hoping to find a dupe! see post
In search of Primer and Foundation for dry skin.
Hey there! I have fairly dry skin and I am in search of a primer and foundation that works well together. I currently use Urban Decay Naked Skin, and I am looking for something a little different, I would like a little more coverage but nothing that will make me look too cakey. I went to Sephora last night and got recommended the Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation, and the Too Faced Hangover X Primer and it just didn't work for me, I found them to be way too thick and not very complimenting on my dry skin. Another thing is I am very pale and have lots of freckles and sometimes get redness throughout the day. If anyone would be able to help me please any suggestions are appreciated.
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi there!  Your skin sounds a lot like mine!  Pale with freckles and it can get incredibly dry - even more so when I use retinol, then it actually can peel.  I also have... 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 greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Disclaimer - I am married.  But a date is a date...   On a date or for a meeting, I wear the type of makeup I usually do.  I have some preferance in lip colours, but e... see post
Genderqueer Makeup
Hi,    So, I'm a Genderqueer person. For those who don't know, it means that I don't identify with the regular gender binary (Male and Female), but instead identify as somewhere in between. I heard that this forum was a good place for beauty advice and wasn't too judgemental, so I thought this might be a good place for me to ask some of my questions.   I was assigned male at birth (AMAB), and I'm looking for makeup that will help give my face a more androgynous look. I find this particularly difficult for myself, because I keep growing facial hair and my eyebrows are incredibly bushy (I have dark facial and brow hair, btw). I know the simple solution is to shave and get my brows waxed/plucked/threaded, but even though I do shave every single morning, I still have a lot of shadow left behind (Especially on my upper lip).    What foundation, and also proper makeup regimen, would be right to help de-masculinize my face, and what proper tools will I need for it? If anyone can give me even a few pointers, I would really appreciate it.    Some extra facts about me:  -I have a round face. Would this need any altering? -My skin tone is very white with little tan. How can I figure out what shade would be best? -Overall, I have very sensitive skin that's also acne prone. How can I find a good makeup that won't cause at least too many breakouts? Are there any specific brands that are considered to be more safe than others?   Thank you in advance for any answers.   -I hope this is still a safe space-  
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BEAUTY WHIZ Buddygirl13 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I love that you feel comfortable here! You should! I don't have any great advice to offer you, other than that the ladies and gentlemen here are loving, encouraging, an... see post
Is The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner any good?
I've considered buying it because by the looks of it it looks like it would be a good long lasting liner that's easy to apply. Just wanted to know some peoples thoughts on it!
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HALL OF FAMER lyravega / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's excellent! So very easy to use. So precise and dreamy. But, it dries out so fast, and it's pretty much impossible to use in no time ( in my experience. Got two of t... see post
best eyelash curler for big eyes?
I have very long stick straight eyelashes that lose their curl immediately after I apply mascara after curling them.  Also my eyes are so wide that I can't get all my lashes at once.  Any recommendations for a good curler?  Also my eyelashes are clear, so the mascara I use needs to be as light as possible.
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HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would suggest you try the Sephora Show Curl XL. It's made to suit rounder eyes which some people refer to as big. http://www.sephora.com/show-curl-xl-lash-curler-P393... see post
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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HALL OF FAMER ilovpurses / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think at $215 it's quite reasonable and I'd jump on that in a heartbeat, it's the $300 thing that's killing me.  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
Thanks! I was planning on buying it in mid-August. Was hoping it won't be sold out until then. see post
My Precious - Tales of the Long Lasting Lipstick Quest
Hello my Fellow Lipstick Addicts,   I am on a never ending quest for the most Holy of Holys - the Precious of any Purse - THE REAL LONG LASTING LIPSTICK (or Stain).   So many claim to be long lasting but we know they are filled with lies.  Piles of lip stains, balms, sticks, and pencils go unwanted after they have failed the Last test yet their makers continue to mislead us in a belief that their product will last long!  For shame I say - for shame!!!!   If YOU hold the Precious please share its gift with one such as I for I fear I have gone without for far too long.  Please aid me in my quest and if you do hold the secret of the Precious than you shakllk be rewarded!  (ok you will get a Thank You post but that is like a reward)   -Lipsticky in Colorado    
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HALL OF FAMER k617 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I really love these Sephora Cream Lip Stains. They're not really a stain but rather a liquid lipstick.  I wore Marvelous Mauve yesterday and with minimal touchups after... see post
Berries Seeking Maples...
For all the ladies looking to trade BITE Maple for BITE Frozen Berries collections or lippies, here is a thread to do so.   Enjoy!
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BEAUTY BOSS e4stofthesun / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thanks, I'm going to PM you!! see post
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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HALL OF FAMER jcmb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've been wondering about that mask so it sounds like I outta try it! see post
Hourglass Create Your Own Palette Coming to Sephora?
I was at Sephora yesterday and asked an SA if she’d heard when the Hourglass Holiday Ultimate Ambient Lighting Palette would be released. Unsurprisingly, she didn’t know a release month. She did inform me that Hourglass has mini pans in the works – like what the flagship store has to create your own palette. She didn’t know if it would be limited to the ambient lighting powders or if you could mix and match powder, blush, and bronzer. Has anyone else heard about this?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi conditioning,   I haven't received any specific information on Hourglass "create your own" palettes. I do know that the Hourglass freestanding stores offer this a... see post
Oily skin, liquid foundation
I have fairly oily skin, I don't have much acne, my skin is fairly clear I just get a very oily face and find my face looking greasy after the day is over. I use the Urban Decay Naked Skinliquid foundation and find it very poor for my skin type. What would you recommend for my skin type?
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BEAUTY MASTER callmefafi / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
It could just be the way your skin is reacting to your foundation.  I have very oily skin also and I notice with certain foundations I must wearing mattifying primers, m... see post
Does anyone have experience with Rituel de Fille?
I've just recently found out this brand was a thing, and I am really interested in them. But, while I am a sucker for witchy themed makeup (shocking right?) this brand is pretty steeply priced, so I'm afraid of shelling out for something that might end up being a dust catcher. I didn't find many of the reviews for them, though I tend to not really like reviews unless I'm at least passingly familiar with the reviewer anyway.   I signed up for their newsletter and they sent me a nice coupon ($10 off $50+ if memory serves) so I will probably end up going for it but I would love to hear what BT has to say about them!   (They sure know how to grab attention though don't they?)
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HALL OF FAMER warriorwitch / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Shadow Self was my second choice! I only went with the green because my purple obsessed husband wasn't here to sway my opinion. XD 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