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I bought one of their 4-pan "build your own" palettes and I'm trying to create a palette for daily use.   I looked through Sephora and UD site and they don't seem to have a matte dark brown shade. It's kind of surprising that they don't have this color. =O   I have hit the pan in my "Pulp Fiction" palette. This palette is basically my holy grail for the "brown/natural" eye look.   I bought "Secret Service" as the medium brown lid color and I'm looking for a matte dark brown (an exact match or something similar to the color "Vengeance") to use as a crease color. I don't want to use black because that is too dark for daytime/daily use. They seem to have a whole lot of midtone browns in their current lineup, but a lack of dark browns.   Did I overlook something or does UD really not have this color?
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A thread dedicated to Velour Lashes current products, sneak peeks, upcoming releases, news and events. Feel free to ask questions, share your experiences and looks you've created with the products, and to express your love for Velour Lashes!     CURRENT: • Fluff n' Thick Silk Lash Collection A set of lightweight, faux silk lashes for long-lasting, glamourous looks. http://www.sephora.com/fluff-n-thick-silk-lash-col lection-P402607?skuId=1794916&icid2=velourlashes_l ...   • Silk False Lash Collection A set of natural-looking and long-lasting, real silk lashes for a more boosted, lengthened or natural lash look. http://www.sephora.com/silk-false-lash-collection- P396826?skuId=1704717&icid2=products%20grid 396826   • Two Easy Lash Applicator A dual-ended applicator and lash comb for applying faux lashes with precision and ease. http://www.sephora.com/two-easy-lash-applicator-P3 96824?skuId=1704733&icid2=velourlashes_lp_fromtheb ...
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I am looking for recommendations for an Asian bridal make-up and hair artist in the San Gabriel Valley, CA area (especially in Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel) to do fresh, natural (not over-done) Asian makeup for my wedding day.   I am hoping to spend $300 or so (including wedding hair/make-up and trial hair/make-up) to find an artist who is professional and well-reviewed. I also need an artist who has a studio or salon at which to meet since I don't want to have my hair/make-up done at my house or at the venue.    Please message me if you've worked with an artist, and can highly recommend them. I'd prefer artists who work with a lot of Asian brides (some make-up artists struggle with Asian eye makeup), and who can do both hair and make-up.    I am attaching pictures of the type of natural Asian make-up look that I'm going for.    I 
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Hi, I'm sort of new to this makeup thing. But I have found myself in complete love with It Cosmetics' Bye Bye Pores collection. I am looking for a setting spray that would hydrate my dry skin that occasionally peels under my foundation and settles into my fine lines. Without foundation my fine lines are virtually invisible. I am thinking about Ibuki's Quick Fix Mist or Glamglow's Glowsetter. However, I am open to other options. I just want one that would help my face to not look like a dehydrated leather purse... Please Help!
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hello, was wondering if anyone had some recommendations for a liquid foundation that was similar to bobbi browns skin finish, but more matte? preferably with very pale shades, I'm warm ivory in bb color. 
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i love the texture and its the one foundation that I've had a good shade match with (warm ivory) but i get so SHINY. i set with powder and UD all nighter... i want something similar but maybe matte? matte ish? i really like that its a natural foundation, looks a lot like skin imo.
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Smokey eye gives that sexy, flirty look that calls for attention, hence, it is dearly loved by every lady. Smokey eye could be as easy as it is to say “jack” if the right products, tools and know how are on the ground. That is why we will share some knock em dead tips to achieve the beautiful smokey eye you always want. 1. Start your makeup with your eyes: To save time and frustration that you may experience when applying your eye makeup after the face makeup is done, you should consider doing your eye first. So the first step and tip are to give your eyes your absolute concentration first, after which you will go to the face.     2. Get a primer: You may have noticed that we always suggest using a primer before applying any eyeshadow, this same rule is more particularly applicable to a smokey eye makeup. The smokey eye needs a lot of blending, and the best bet is the primer’s advantage of smoothness and an even base. You will also avoid creasing and fading with the use of a primer.   3. Good color selection: Make sure that you get a nice color collection in the same color family. A smokey eye doesn’t always have to be black. It could be teal or silver, it all depend on your preference. Since the idea of the smokey eye is a color gradient, it becomes necessary to have color varieties and shades to work out the gradient. Take, for instance; a black smokey will require a dark black, the light shade, some gray shades, and silver or white shadow. 4. Keep your eyeliner close enough: Eyeliners are critical for a smokey eye. Pencil liner type is best for this. With the liner, the top lashline, bottom lashline and waterline will be lines. The lines will also blend into the shadow so having a perfect line is not necessary. 5. Quality makeup brushes: You will find that you are investing into some quality brush quite rewarding here. For a perfect smokey eye, you will need a flat shader brush for application of eye shadow to your lid. You will also need a mid-size brush for the crease, and a pencil brush is also required for tear ducts and the lashline. Finally, you will need a fluffy one for application of highlight and for blending. For best result, buy quality brands. 6. Blend them smooth: With the fluffy brush, blend out any harshline that may still be standing out. For the crease, circular motions are best at smoking it out. 7. Browbone job: You will need a shadow that is a little lighter than your tone for your Browbone. Again, with the fluffy brush, apply the shadow on your Browbone. 8. Highlight color: Just a dot of this at the middle of Browbone will be blended out to the end of the brow, the upper part of tear duct and some under the tear duct. Because the smokey eye makeup is a heavy one, the highlight will brighten the eye. 9. Load up on lashes: use mascara on top lashes and a little waterproof mascara for bottom lashes. Flare and strip lashes alike, they are all about making the smokey eye more traumatic. 10. Do justice to the face: For a smokey eye look, a natural lip color, some bronzer on a medium coverage foundation works perfectly.
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It seems that the trend of contouring and highlighting have found a permanent place in people’s hearts. With the right moves, you can make your face into different looks. Hence, the believe that contouring is here to stay. Unlike the contouring of those old times, one can achieve a much more natural look now. Let us quickly consider some tips for reverse highlight and contouring. 1. Matte Contour only: Why we do contouring is so that a viewer’s eye is deceived by the look of the re-shaped face. By all means, avoid using products that shimmer because, already, you have the dark colors to recede and the light colors to highlight. 2. Avoid going excessively dark: Generally, to be able to use much of dark colours, you need to be very confident in the art. If you are not yet much of a pro, then use only a single shade or two that are darker than your skin tone. 3. Be careful about your shade: To achieve a natural contour look, make use of a product within your regular colour range. For instance, a warm tone shouldn’t go outside of products of the same tone because it will rid your contour of the expected natural look.   4. Blending with powder or cream: The idea here is to stick to what you are good at. There is no hard and fast rule about the use of a bronzer or any cream contouring products for that matter. So, if blending powder is an advantage you have, then go all out for it. Do not feel restricted because a majority of the people use cream contouring. 5. Picking the features to contour: Most of the time, contouring the whole face may be of no need. We must know why and what we want to contour. The highlights and contour are to be lightly applied to select areas. 6. Applying where shadows naturally abide: contour should be applied to places with shadows. For example, the temple of the forehead, the nose’s downside, underneath the cheekbone and the jawline are areas on the face that have shadows naturally, and they are the exact areas that need contouring. 7. Reversing the order: While the regular application is to apply the foundation first before the contour shade. Reversing the order of application gives a more natural outcome. So, applying the contour before the foundation is not a “no-no,” it is, in fact, a recommended technique. 8. Smile: To find the cheekbone, all you need do is just to smile to find the cheekbone and apply contour shade right beneath the cheekbone. Using the fish face approach often results in erroneously applying the contour too low on the face. 9. Where and how to apply your highlights: We all know that there must be a highlight for every contour right? The highlights balance out contouring. So, we should apply highlights on the high areas on the face, the areas where light hits on the face; for instance, the top of cheekbones, nose bridge, under the lower lip, top of the brows and middle of the chin. 10. Blend out smooth: For a perfect highlighting and contouring, there need be a lot of blending to ensure that no streak or lines are left on the face. This can be done by using a sponge or a brush. For a more beautiful result, blend in circularly motion.  
Lips
Every bride deserves to feel gorgeous in the event of her wedding. So going all out to hire makeup professionals for bridal makeup or doing the bridal makeup by self, the facial makeup contributes more than 70% of confidence to the bride about her appearance. Understandably, the lips have to do loads and loads of kissing on this day, so the bride or whoever is responsible for making her up must ensure that the lip makeup is such that outlives the several kissing that will necessarily be thrown at it. Brides do not have the luxury of time to stress about issues that could have easily been fixed such as touching up lip makeup. It is absolutely unacceptable for the bride’s lip makeup to fade out or smudge not to mention stain her groom. On this note, it is important to be armed with a number of products that will ensure a long lasting lip makeup that will pass the test of many kisses, eating and even drinking.   For lip color of long lasting value, we are familiar with the usual liquid lipstick. Works like a lip gloss, only that it dries and stays exactly where you want it. With this, the bride feels confident and does not have any worries about smudging or even staining the groom with her lip color. The following are long lasting products for bridal lip makeup:   Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Sephora Creme Lip Stain Fiona Stiles Color Impact Matte Lip Crayon Flower Color Proof Long-Wear Lip Creme Revlon Colorstay Overtime Here are some expert pieces of advice for how to do a bridal lip makeup that will last long enough: 1. Line the lips: The first hack is to line the lips and with the same lip liner, fill in the entire lip. After this, use your long lasting lipstick on the lips as the first coat and then pat with tissue right before you apply again. 2. Lip gloss rule: If you must apply lip gloss, make it very sparing because it has the tendency of taking off the lip color. 3. Use Lip Stain: it’s best to use a lip stain for the perfect bridal lip makeup. With just a sparing coat of gloss on the stain, you are a go! 4. Prep and Prime: The need for skin and lip preparation before the wedding event is necessary. The fact is that without adequately preparing the lips, only the lip makeup will not do the magic. Just as the skin needs proper prepping, the lips must be well cared for before this day.    
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Having dark circles under the eyes may be as a result of sleep deprivation, seasonal allergies or even an over indulgence in some activities the night before and it can happen to just any of us.  This article will discuss how we can conceal these dark circles under the eye to brighten the eyes and not necessarily making them go away. It is true that a well-done makeup will camouflage dark sides, but we must know that the use of a more long term approach like an eye cream should be considered. Another way to cover dark circles is calling Color theory into play by making peaches or pinks to counteract the gray, blue and brown tones in under-eye circles. This is according to  Sotomayor, a beauty expert. Most people can get dark circles covered up just fine with the use of a regular concealer on the said undertones to neutralize and brighten the dark circles. If all that didn’t work, then priming with a color corrector before layering concealer on it will do just fine. To prime; pink is good on fair skin and peach on medium to dark tones.   Apart from picking a concealer with a pink or peach undertone, Scali said that the right formula should go on smoothly and without looking cakey but it should dry down much so that it doesn’t  crease too much. To get this perfect outcome, apply your concealer after your eye makeup but before making up your lips, cheeks, and brows.This will allow the concealer an adequate time to set, and should you notice little crease right after its application; you have ample opportunity to smooth blend it as well as add needed quantity of powder if required.   Concealer application depends on the type of coverage. To apply for medium coverage, it is suggested that one taps it at the inner and outer corners of the eyes, then smoothen with a tidy and fluffy eye shadow brush. For an application for full coverage, a finger or a concealer brush should be used to tap a corrector into the inner corners of the eyes or whichever spot the color is darkest, and then with a brush, pat neutral concealer one shade lighter compared to the skin tone under the entire eye area. The major key here is to avoid rubbing it as rubbing it may wipe the product to the side while leaving problem area uncovered. Dust the area with translucent setting powder afterward to ensure that the concealer sits where you want it. Also, it is important to avoid the use of mineral powder for the best finish.      
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Hey Beauties, this thread is all about holo! Post anything from highlighters to brushes, I wanna see all you got! Feel free to ask any questions about any of the products I post and don't forget to give this thread a big ol' heart! Stay gorgeous Love, NewMoonChild
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I will be making the trip down to NYC with a few friends. We are all super excited to go!   Who else is going?
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Is the MUFE Ultra HD stick foundation oil based?
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What concealer can be used ON ACNE   Like the ones with acne medication in it.  I only know Clinique had one that looks like a really thin pencil that has Salicylic Acid but cant find it any more   Thanks!!
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#sweepstakes #nyxbrooklynthorn
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I recently purchased Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in shade "1C1 Cool Bone". I am very pale with golden/greenish undertones, but this was as light as it went. I received it and it was a bit too dark/wrong undertone as I thought. HOWEVER, I have extremely oily skin and it was the best foundation ever in keeping that under control. I used it for 16 hours with minimal oiliness, when my face would normally be an oil slick after 4 hours.    My question is, does the Double Wear Light have a different shade range, or one that is possibly lighter than 1C1? If not, can anyone recommend a foundation that is similar to this formula with a better shade range?
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I need some help matching a shade.  What color Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer would match Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Pearl?    Thanking you in advance for your time and insight.
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I have oily skin and I have the Loreal Matte Foundation in 102 shell beige which is the wrong undertone and too dark and the Maybelline Matte foundation in 115 ivory which is the wrong undertone and too dark and orange as well. I bought a foundation whitener and it doesn't seem to help. I have tried mixing the foundations in different combinations to make it match my skin but it didn't work. More than anything they are either too dark or not my skin undertone. There aren't very many foundations in the drugstore good for oily skin. I would buy a foundation from Sephora but I am a broke university student. I am going into a Sephora today to get colour matched and maybe get samples of foundations. What should I do? Try to buy another foundation to mix into the 2 I already have? I just don't want to waste the 2 foundations even though I have already spent the money.
Marc Jacobs Highliner Final look
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Comparing to other gel eyeliners I've tried Marc Jacobs #highliner glides on perfectly, with great pigmentation and it blends so well that I couldn't believe. I used to be a Urban Decay liners' fan but now it is my favourite one. It totally worthes every cent! And lasts all day! I received it as complimentary product from @influenster and @marcbeauty and I can't wait to buy more colors and play with them all! #contest
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What is the best primer to conceal large pores and help with oily skin? 
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What lip pencil goes with Amuse Bouche Sangria????
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I want to get my makeup done at Sephora for Prom but I don't want to pay until I get a preview of what I'm getting.  Will Sephora be able to do a test run for my prom makeup before I make any payments?   
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I love the color of Mac's lipliner in Dervish. But it is hard to put on and doesn't last. Can you recommend a different liner with the same color? Thank you
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I am looking for a cruelty-free product that doesn't give flashback. Which is better-colored setting powder or a translucent powder? and pressed or loose powder? just what is the best way to set foundation?