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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 michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for the swatches Candace!  I love this month's color! see post
Nail Polish Challenge!
In the spirit of all the other wonderful challenges on BT right now, I'm starting up a nail polish challenge for us.  I have a ridiculous stash and I need to show my polish some love.   With nail polish, once a day would be absurd (of course), so let's try and show off a new look and polish once a week.  I'm personally going with manicures only, but if you'd rather do pedicures or even both go for it!   I'm eager to see your collections and meet other polish junkies.  It's past time for me to commit to using my stash!   Past: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My Dreams Week 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow Fall Week 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in Yuki Week 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage Witch Week 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures:  Julep in Lissa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sea-ing Stars, unknown shell pieces Week 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day: LOOK 1 Julep in Bernadette (Black Onyx for February) and Claudia (Peridot for August) LOOK 2 Zoya in India Week 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14): Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Snappy Sorbet and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet Week 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17): Julep in Tammi Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My DreamsWeek 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow FallWeek 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in YukiWeek 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage WitchWeek 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures: Julep in Lissa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sea-ing Stars, unknown shell piecesWeek 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day: LOOK 1 Julep in Bernadette (Black Onyx for February) and Claudia (Peridot for August) LOOK 2 Zoya in IndiaWeek 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14): Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Snappy Sorbet and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint SorbetWeek 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17): Julep in Tammi   Current:   Week 9 (3/22-3/28) - Springtime In honor of the first day of spring last week, let's get those spring colors and looks out and show them off.   Future OPTIONAL Themes: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 10 (3/29-4/4) - Let Someone Else Choose Have your partner, best friend, or family member pick a color or theme for you to use this week!  Tell us who picked it and how you incorporated your choice. Week 11 (4/5-411) - Easter, Springtime Redux Anything that says Easter to you.  If you don't celebrate, you can use it as a chance to revisit spring looks! Week 12 (4/12-4/18) - Wedding Nails We're getting into wedding season!  Whether you're planning on attending a wedding this year or not, show us what you'd wear! Week 13 (4/19-4/25) - Good & Bad Luck Some people think the number 13 is bad luck!  Use luck to inspire your nails this week. Week 14 (4/26-5/2) - April Showers Bring May Flowers As we transition from April to May, use rain, flowers, or a combination to inspire your look for the week. Week 10 (3/29-4/4) - Let Someone Else ChooseHave your partner, best friend, or family member pick a color or theme for you to use this week!  Tell us who picked it and how you incorporated your choice.Week 11 (4/5-411) - Easter, Springtime ReduxAnything that says Easter to you.  If you don't celebrate, you can use it as a chance to revisit spring looks!Week 12 (4/12-4/18) - Wedding NailsWe're getting into wedding season!  Whether you're planning on attending a wedding this year or not, show us what you'd wear!Week 13 (4/19-4/25) - Good & Bad LuckSome people think the number 13 is bad luck!  Use luck to inspire your nails this week.Week 14 (4/26-5/2) - April Showers Bring May FlowersAs we transition from April to May, use rain, flowers, or a combination to inspire your look for the week.
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BEAUTY WHIZ Grahamcrackers / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Opi, That's Hularious Opi, My Favourite Ornament Essie, Rock at the Top   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 KateLovesYSL / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you Ivy! I think I'll get the CT one instead as well, the packaging is beautiful. see post
BEACH VACATION MAKEUP IDEAS
First off, let me be clear I do not like beach vacations. I hide under a huge sunhat under an umbrella, and get panic attacks at the thought of the sun touching my face - even when I'm wearing Bioderma's SPF 100 + Institute Esthederm's 100% block!   We do 4 beach vacations a year because the children like them, and I never have any idea about what makeup to take with me, or when to wear what. So I note that all the other women look ultra glamorous day and night, while I look ... lost.   Please, please, please give me tips for what makeup to wear to the pool/beach/dinner/breakfast/bar/stores etc.? Specific product ideas would be very welcome indeed!   Thanks in advance for any ideas and advice you are willing to share!
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HALL OF FAMER ballerinagrl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Personally I've never been a beach person. I love diving. I love hiking. I love exploring ruins and archaeological digs. I'm just hopeless at relaxing. Whenever I try to... see post
WINTER TBS
BOX IS CLOSED 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! =]   1. Greenporchlights (Unicorn fragance samples -niche and fancy-pantsy perfume samples-that require thorough testing before investing such as a Tom Ford Private Blend)9407803699300013135735 2. Michelle shops    9407803699300013277350 3. Dtalks all   9114 9999 4431 3413 3512 16 4. Laynebr 9114 9011 5981 8948 1305 87 5. Heatherbee 9505511034285027477498 6. Makeupobsesed  9114901159818440726660 7. Sdbeautyjunkie1 9405503699300486352753 9405503699300486352760 8. Annypoo 9405503699300486352760 9405509699938185985709 9. Masaya 9405509699937326832865 10. Kiml150 9505511025835050512394 11. Sn22 9405503699300499633061 12. Rhiannon1419 (Julep nailpolish that belongs to the Wanderlust collection) 13. Rose135 (Korean skincare that does not include mineral oil, SKII, Tata Harper, Tatcha) 14. Onceuponatime 9505-5104-2317-5078-0105-42 15. Dolceloure 17. StephaniLynn 18. Makeuplovertay (living proof and drybar hair products, as well as any kind of samples!)   19 . Trishalyn 20. Redwagon44 ??    
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BEAUTY GURU roseps135 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Did you get the large box yet?  Looking forward to seeing your trades! see post
It's unfair!
So I need to talk to someone! I have been getting my wish list ready for chic week and one of the items I wanted to buy is the gamglow whitening device that was priced 199 dollars for a long time. Today I was checking my list again and for my surprise the same item is priced 220 dollars! Are you serious Sephora? 😪😪😪
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HALL OF FAMER bratknits / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's been what 20 years since the last time this Sherman Act loophole was brought to court?  I wonder if the decision would still be the same given the major economic ch... see post
Canadian girls...look like the Bay is now seeling Burberry!
Some things are slowly showing up online!
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HALL OF FAMER myxducky / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Only the HR in Toronto and Vancouver carry TF.   I wish my HR had TF because sometimes it's nice to be able to see things in person before purchasing and because it's ... see post
Enable or Disable: Wayne Goss brushes
I have 5 Wayne Goss brushes in my Beautylish cart right now waiting for me to press the confirm button.   I have: 2, 6, 8, 13, 19.   Enable me or disable me - I need a push one way or the other! 
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HALL OF FAMER jisub89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just got enabled on brush #2! Does anyone have a favorite among the Holiday, 11, 12, and 13 face brushes?? I've set them aside them in my current wishlist until I can ... see post
I NEED HELP :(
I'm new to the whole Sephora make-up thing/trend. I have always bought drugstore make-up because unfortunately, I don't have tons of money to put towards myself for make-up, however, I do have some, and I care about how I look. I would greatly appreciate suggestions on the best quality of make-up without having to go way out of my budget. I really need help, please?    In need of: Foundation Foundation brush Powder Powder Brush Mascara Brow Pencil Concealer Brushes necessary for all of these /\  
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HALL OF FAMER Tamara76 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@LarissaLaDonna - I read your tip about the jumbo stick in Milk in another post a while back, so I picked one up at CVS last week!  Haven't tried it yet, but I plan to g... see post
Will the marsala eye shadow palette ever be in stock again?
HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
my guess is no.  You may be able to find it in one of the trade threads though.   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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HALL OF FAMER ballerinagrl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow, your nails are shaped so beautifully, and the manicure is gleaming! :) see post
Q. How often do you return items to Sephora?
I know Sephora offers a wonderful exchange/return policy... but I feel bad returning my items.  I feel like I return my items about 50% of the time because honestly, after the first use I can tell I already don't like it.  I don't want to get on their list (of bad customers) for returning too many items, I'm honestly not trying to rip them off. 
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HALL OF FAMER shyvicki / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Maybe every six months, if that. My most recent returned items were because 1. I already had plenty of face primers thanks to samples and 100-point perks so I didn't rea... see post
Contour Palette for Very Fair Skin?
I have red hair and very very fair skin, I have a few several different contour palettes and they are all just too dark, so it looks like I rubbed dirt on my fact and the highlighters don't even show up on my skin because I am so pale.  Do you have any recommendations for contour makeup for very pale skin?
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HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm also super fair! I'm about a NC5/10, if they were to make colours that light.   I recommend NOT getting the AB palette as it's too warm. The KVD one is definitely ... see post
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in BRUSHED COPPER and cream highlights
THIS SHOULD SAY BLUSHED COPPER. OOPSY I just discovered the LE copper skin Perfector and some cream highlights available currently to rouges. I can't decide if I should bite the bullet on these or if they will complement my skin tone. Anyone order these? Or any thoughts on the LEFT skin perfector and new cream highlights? 😊😊   http://m.sephora.com/product/P395323 http://m.sephora.com/product/P395159
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HALL OF FAMER lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
you are very welcome!!! yes they are totally different, Rose Gold is more of a highlighter, where as Blushed copper is more of an all over bronzer or a blush (super pigm... see post
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BRONZER AND WHY?
I'm looking for a new bronzer.  I am 45 and have light skin, light brown hair and hazel/green eyes.  Ideally I'd like something that looks natural, but has some luminous qualities. I don't want glitter, but I don't want all matte because I'm not using this as a contour but as a true bronzer for the summer.  My preference is powder for ease of application, but I would try a liquid or powder.   Thank you!
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BEAUTY SAVANT KP183 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Thank you! I removed the hourglass from my cart, by the way it sounds it won't have enough pigmentation for me. I prefer a bronzer that has some luminous/shimmer effect ... 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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BEAUTY WHIZ Grahamcrackers / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Those lashes! Gorgeous. I tried extensions once but they didn't look nearly that nice!! see post
New Dose of Color liquid lipstick!
Dose of Colors is coming out with a new liquid lipstick! This new fuschia berry shade is the sequel to the popular Berry Me. Berry Me 2 will launch on March 27and Black Rose launches officially on the site on March 31. Happy shopping!      
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BEAUTY CELEB fartycat / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
did your order went alright? the site is crazy when black rose is live. For some reasons, my order gets doubled at the end of the checkout process and after going throug... see post
kat von d foundation
I'm using kat von d shade 48... it's just a little too light and a little yellow for me.  I love the way it covers and would like to stay with this brand. unless anyone can suggest a similar brand with this coverage.  back to kat von d - should I try shade 49? this looks dark on the Sephora website.  is this really that much darker than 48 or does it just look this way?    thank you for any input...
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catvont20 / NEWCOMER / replied
that's a great idea! i'll try it.  thank you for your help! :) see post
Tom Ford Lips & Boys
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."  
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Well, I acquired one more L&B, it is my last one though......   Adriano (True Coral in the permanent line)     see post
Help with brushes?
  Lo and behold, it's my humble brush/sponge collection! (Yes, this was right before I washed them. Don't judge.)   I was just hoping you lovely ladies would be able to give me some guidance as to which brushes are missing in my collection, as well as recommendations if you have any? Thank you so much!
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BEAUTY SAVANT kelloua / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I'm of the mind that what brushes you need comes back to what kind of makeup application you like to do.  Your post makes it sound like you are a beginner (so apologies ... see post
Which Nars lipliner should I use with the Nars velvet matte pencil in "Dolce Vita"?
HALL OF FAMER njattana / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with Talinder in that I always just use the NARS pencil as is. If I want a more defined look I use my MAC concealer pencil to sharpen the edges but I don't actua... see post
MUFE to Tarte
Could someone please tell me what shade of this tarte amazonian clay foundation would match MUFE HD in 115?
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IT GIRL rachelhill / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Ivory will match the closest to 115.  Tarte matches pretty yellow, and Ivory is yellower than 115.  It's close, though. see post
Nyx's New Micro Brow Pencil is supposed to be a serious dupe for Anastasia's Brow Wiz
  It comes in 7 different colors and everyone's been raving about it. The colors are taupe, blonde, auburn, espresso, chocolate, ash brown, and brunette. I personally haven't tried the brow wiz yet. I find it super hard to find a color that matches my brows that looks natural. So far MAC's twist up brow pencil in "fling" has been my holy grail. If I find a color I think I might take the plunge and try it out. What do you guys think of it and has anyone tried it yet?
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HALL OF FAMER KateLovesYSL / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm in the US right now and want to pick up a few of these for as a gift for a friend since it's cheaper than ABW and she goes through brow wiz quickly due to a medical ... see post
Chanel Updates
Hi BTers, do we have a thread for this? I'm on the Tom Ford Updates thread and I thought some of us might also want to share on Chanel. Eagerly awaiting the Chanel Mediterranee Summer 2015 and of course what's new for Les Beiges this summer. Share some pics, news, what are your 'must haves' for Chanel releases coming up? I'm really interested in this nail color and seriously debating about the bronzer. I'm trying to decide what road to go down for bronzer, the new Estee Lauder illuminating gelee, or the new Guerlain Terracotta powders, or this beauty... As far as the date, I've been talking to my Chanel SA and the collection seems to be coming out later than they thought. I think I saw somewhere it would be May. Share some Chanel here The cheek stick…and the neutral nails :-)
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie from the Le Perle collection...I love it...soft and sultry, not your typical spring pastels. see post
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.
Im kinda excited about this. Out now on nars, and will be available at sephora Feb 1, $48 comes with a pump   I hope to find a shade in this, gobi in the original sheer glow was too light and i think the next shade up was a touch dark   "This new formula creates instant polished perfection with full coverage in a single, weightless drop. Its uniquely fluid, oil-free formula defies the expectations of long-wear foundation, delivering full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Ideal for all skin types and tones in 20 global shades that leave skin at its most beautiful. Yet this formula is also, dermatologist tested. fragrance, paraben, alcohol free. The innovative new formula features a unique Weightless Long-wear Technology that moves with skin, delivering up to 16 hours of wear while always feeling light-as-air and an Even Tone Technology that immediately neutralizes redness, dullness and discoloration to improve skin’s appearance over time."
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BEAUTY BUFF AmeliaBry / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I'm jealousss lol!! It's crazy how things work so differently on people! I'm glad that you get to enjoy it tho :) see post
Estee Lauder Heat Wave is coming back!
To all of you ladies who wanted Heat Wave, missed it and don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it, it will be rereleasing in Estee Lauder's Summer 2015 collection!!! I'll update this thread with the release date of the collection as soon as it is available.   EDIT:  Heat Wave will be releasing in March with new circular packaging and the amount of actual product has been reduced. I personally dislike that they reduced the size and changed the packaging. The old packaging is very luxurious and classic Estée Lauder. The new packaging, frankly, looks cheap
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HALL OF FAMER Tamara76 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just ordered the Bronze Goddess Illuminating Powder Gelee from Macy's and it's still in stock!  Please note that Macy's has been known to cancel orders after collecting ... see post
Milani Nail Polish -- Has Anyone Tried It?
While browsing Milani web site, I came across their nail polishes. The colors are beautiful, and they only cost $3.99. Has anyone tried them? Thoughts? I am thinking about picking up a few next time I am a store that sells their products.
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BEAUTY WHIZ Tracib1981 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I use them often and have always liked them  But i am of the mind set that i just can't shell out  $30 on a polish that will chip in a week.  I am hard on my nails. Use ... see post
Contouring Powder
I am a huge fan of the Illamasqua Eyeshadow Power in Heroin for contouring! It creates such an amazing shadow effect and so natural looking. But its almost $17 in shipping for that one product... not thanks. SO! I am looking for a dupe, an ash taupe power with a matte finish. {I have fair skin with pink undertones}   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
BeautyBay has it with free shipping - even outside the UK. Can't speak to using BeautyBay though. see post
What's happening with the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Polish?
I've noticed there's a decline in the OCC nail polish area. I bought the colour "blackboard" a while back and just realized how much I like this polish (hey, I have a HUGE collection of polishes to go through!). Is Sephora phasing out OCC nail polishes? If so, is there another place that gets them?
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BEAUTY WHIZ killerteeth / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
You can always purchase directly from OCC's site! see post
TALK TO ME ABOUT POWDER(s), PLEASE
hi guys. alright, here's a little thing about me: i don't use powder. i have 1 compact, it's covergirl clean powder. i've had it for ages, very very rarely use it, and i frankly don't even know it's intended purpose (it's not translucent and it sets and covers a little). i don't think i always need powder. but there are days i very much do.   i like a glow rather than a matte face (i work too hard on this skin just to mute it) and i struggle with dehydration even though my skin is typically combo/normal. because of these variables, powder scares me (past experiences have dried me out and highlighted dehydrated areas).    but i'd like my makeup to be set and help my foundation look as flawless as possible. i can't be bothered with both a setting AND finishing powder, so, i'm interested in a few things: NARS loose light reflecting powder and the compact pressed version (i've heard better things about the loose, but like the portability of the compact, so would like to know people's experiences with either). i'm also interested in their new powders--they contain hyaluronic acid--but these may be too new for anyone to really report on them. the hourglass ambient lighting powder in diffused light has my attention, though i'm so pale it worries me as well.    open to any and all suggestions and input. help guide me, friends.
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BEAUTY MAVEN njayne / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I like the NARS pressed powder!  It's really soft. see post