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Hello all!   As you can tell from the title I will be on my way to college very soon! This means I will pretty much be on my own money-wise (with only minimal help from parents). I want to be responsible with my money, but I also don't want to give up some of my favorite makeup brands (first world problems am I right?). This applies to skincare too!   Some questions I have: When do I save and when do I splurge? How long do certain products last (meaning how long before I run out?)? How can I get the most out of my products (making them last as long as possible)? What's a healthy budget amount for makeup? Per year, per month? What are the bare minimum products I should use? One of my goals is to not be excessive with the amount of products I have! Just the basics!
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Whenever I purchase something from a Sephora store, they always say to do the survey because you could win a gift card, and I've always wondered if anyone's actually won. So has anyone actually won?
Does anyone else have a separate dresser just to store their makeup? I bought a lingerie chest from Ikea thinking I was going to have extra space, but the whole thing is filled =( So embarrassing!!!!! All of the makeup has its use, and I went and threw out the things I dont use because clutter drives me insane. Someone tell me they do to ease my embarrassment haha.
which of these nars lip pencils would match Kylies lips in this picture ? http://www.sephora.com/velvet-matte-lip-pencil-P78 834?skuId=792531    
Just thought I'd post this here, since I know a lot of people only buy cruelty free makeup.   According to their facebook page:   "To all our UDers: We have decided to sell Urban Decay products in China. Because of China’s policies, this has upset some of our loyal fans who are also animal rights activists. For complete information, please visit  www.urbandecay.com/chin ainfo . We are listening to all of your feedback and questions, and will try to address every single one of you. We do want to address one FAQ: No, Urban Decay will not test on animals in China. However, the Chinese government may conduct a test using our products before they can be sold there. We absolutely realize that for many of you, it makes no difference who is doing the testing. But, animal rights are still very much important to Urban Decay, and our decision was a thoughtful one. Changes are already happening in China, and we will give our all to help advocate alternative methods."   http://www.urbandecay.com/Urban-Decay-China/Urban- Decay-in-China,default,pg.html
One night, while I was very sleepy, I read a product description that stated it really helped fill in fine under eye wrinkles. I think it was a primer and chances are it helped with pores as well. I definitely remember the directions said you had to warm it in your palm before you applied it and I can even remember reading in the reviews how important it was to not skip that step. But I can't remember what it was! Does this sound familiar to anyone...please?
I use smashbox BB cream, NARS cream compact foundation (lightly not all over) and the Naked Flushed bronzing trio with their winged brush. However when i apply the bronzer it totally makes my skin look so blotchy. Before bronzer my skin tone is even and natural and then with the bronzer it turns out blotchy and when i try to correct the blotchyness it just comes out too dark and cakey. PLEASE HELP!!! Any advice or good products that will stop this from happening? Looking for a really natural look that wont make my skin breakout -- also have been having more breakouts then usual and wondering if its the smashbox bb cream?
As much as I love to tan with the help of some sunscreen and beach rays in the spring I just don't have the time.  I have used two different kinds:  L'Oreal Subliminal Tan 360 Spray (which broke me out into a rash) and Clinique's Self Tanner (which I'm not a huge fan of but am trying to use up)  So here are my two questions.  First, what's the best self tanner out there that is easy to use and doesn't streak.  My second question is I know you apply self tanner to the face, chest, arms, legs, and torso but how do you apply the lotion to your back? Do people simply not put in on their backs? Thanks for all of the input!
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I am having the hardest time figuring out my eyeshape. I think I have average/almond but my eyebrow bone is kind of prominent so i don't know if that makes my eyes appear more hooded. When i look at my eyes i can see my eyelid evenly. I also feel like I cant apply a brow bone highlight because my eye brows are too high. Please help! I have attached some pictures. Please let me know if they are too small  
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Hi! I am currently obsessed with this makeup look! what products do you guys think I should use? for reference I am a little lighter skin tone than Jessie, a mac nc25ish, mufe hd 120, tarte light medium sand, laura mercier silk crème medium ivory. I love the nude/pink lip and the eyes and bronzed skin.    
I was at work today and a lady came in selling make up sets at reduced prices or she claims. The sales lady said that this product is sold at SEPHORA so I went to the store and asked an employee and was told that they have never heard of this make-up line. She said it was going to hit Macy's, Dillards, and Ulta next week. She was selling items priced at $39.99, the "eyes have it" shadow kit, priced at $25.99, and the "shimmer bronzer brush", priced at $29.99, for $20 dollars and so I bought one but now I am skeptical about it. They lead me to believe that it's a mineral based makeup like Bare Minerals. The colors are very pigmented. Has anyone else bought this stuff?
My mom wants the  Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation  for christmas, but I use Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover and LOVE it.  I was wondering what the differences between the two are (i.e. coverage, best for which skin type, natural looking, skin tone, etc.) as well as which one you prefer/would recomend.  Please please please help! Thanks! 
I have been looking for a concealer that isn't too heavy but still covers up. I have acne prone/oily skin. I plan on using it with a BB cream and powder. It be great if it is under $30! Thank you in advance!
I'm 60 years old and would like to hear about makeup and hair style tips for my age.  Also I have oily skin prone to breaking out and thinning hair. Help! 
I am going to a music fest this weekend and it will be about 90 degrees the whole time...I am wondering what the best way is to keep my face looking fresh and my makeup to stay put. Any specific products?
What makeup to get? I have blue eyes and pale sensitive oily skin. I want to keep it basic and quick to do.
Hey there!  I have tried many a foundation over the years for daily use....oily skin with red cheeks that get brighter through the day....and oh yeah, I am a nurse working 12 hour shifts....   I also have larger pores and prone to blackheads and whiteheads if the foundation is too thick.  Not looking for a super made up look to go to work with but something that after two hours when I actually make it to the bathroom, it doesn't look like I even put something on......open to suggestions.  ps: this is with primer on as well (have tried laura mercier and makeup forever)
Does anyone know if Sephora plans to release a Aurora or Belle Disney palette? I have already purchased my Ariel palette, which I am so happy they made, and I'm just dying to know what they plan to release in the future. Any info would be great; thanks!!!
Hi everyone!  I am looking for a good eyebrow wax (not gel) for my thick eyebrows. I have stray hairs that stick out and I would like to obviously keep them in place as well as maintaining the shape that I want. I want a product that isn't too heavy or thick when applied. Thanks for an recommendations!  
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My prom is coming up very soon and I am choosing to do my own makeup. The problem is I do not know what type of lipstick, blush, or eye shadow to wear that will match my dress. It is very elegant looking and is a lilac color. Also I have dark brown hair and dark brown eyes and I always wear browns and other earth tone colors for my eye shadow. Please help!
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So lately I have been using Milani's tantastic bronzer and It's been making my face look really red. So now I'm looking for a bronzer that doesn't have any red tones in it whatsoever. I need a bronzer that's just pure brown. I have a yellowish/olive skin tone so I need something that would look good with my skin tone. Anyone have any suggestions?
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So as we know, prom night is right around the corner (3 weeks for me!), and a girl's biggest stress is hair and makeup. This year, more so than last year, I chose to be daring in my dress choice: a vibrant sea foam green sequin and rhinestone sweetheart neckline beaut. As I vowed to never wear a green dress, I am now posed with the question, what color shadow would look best? Keep in mind I am a brunette with green eyes as well. I'm all for the flashy red carpet look as you can see, and dare to look the best. Any advice/tips?
My skin is dull and have some breakouts. I have dry on my nose and mouth area and sensitive skin. What foundation would be the best for me?
Okay, so I'm the kind of girl that loves to load my lashes up with tons of coats of mascara till they are long, spidery, and pretty darn stiff. (I really need to start buying some falsies, haha!) So at the end of the day when I'm ready to take all of my makeup off I start dreading removing my eye makeup and tend to remove it last because of how difficult it is for me. I get all nervous and have this fear of my eyelashes falling out because of how stiff they are with all the dried on mascara. Also, the mascara never really comes off completely (help!) and sometimes my lashes even hurt a little after I remove the makeup. Plus it doesn't help that my eyes are super duper sensitive and get all red and burn when removing my eye makeup. I know, I know you guys probably will say stop putting on so much mascara and you're right. For awhile I've been cutting the amount of coats I put on my lashes but it's still a pain to remove the mascara at night. Is there anything I can do to make the process easier? Maybe a certain technique or product? (By the way, I have been using cold cream on my eyelids and then wetting a washcloth with hot water and putting it over my face for a few seconds to melt the eye makeup.) Any help will be greatly appreciated!     
What makeup brand carries the best comprehensive line of brushes? I want to buy new brushes and am willing to spend because it is an investment. I read online that Chantecaille and Chanel have great brushes, but when I tested them in store I did not really like either. If I can, I would like to have all my brushes come from one brand so they match. If not, I'll mix and match the best of each line. The most important element for me is a good, big, soft, fluffy powder brush. Thanks for any advice!
I know that Glossybox let's you do a one-time purchase, and so does Wantable (although it looks like you can't see what's going to be in the box). What other companies do this? I want to be on top of this for the future in case any awesome boxes come out but I don't want to do a subscription. (I already am doing Sample Society, which I figure is enough.)
hello everyone... uh my names Kunzya and I am in need of despite help, my face make up brush was chewed up by my dog and I cant use it very well anymore because it doesn't lay even anymore. I also need all new brushes in general. but I have a huge downside to this... I am severely allergic to animals especially there hair and I need synthetic quality good kind I've tried cheap ones they break me out in hives. HELP!! also I need to know if there is a make up pad remover out there that's hypoallergenic because im using Neutrogena and its giving hives as well . please I am despite for help. as well as wondering if the kat von d tattoo concealer really works to cover up tattoos. knowing that would be a huge help
Hello, I'm in dire need of an excellent foundation/bb creme that actually works. I have combination skin with constant breakouts and acne scars/dark spots. I need something with coverage but does not cake up, also something very light.. I'm very pale and find most of the "light" shades to be to dark. I find the full coverage foundations work well at first, but then ball up and look cake and emphasize my dry patches.. Ugh. I use a primer too, benefits porefessional. I have probably spent $1000 trying different products hoping they will work. Also looking for a good setting powder. So ladies please help me out.. What products have the power of giving flawless skin... i know they're out there. I know it's hard to see what my skin looks like since I have no pictures .. But just imagine very light uneven skin with hormonal acne and dark acne scars along the cheeks. Maybe if any of you ladies have a holy grail face routine you could post a before after picture or describe in detail on how you apply your makeup. I am sick and fed up of products being too dark and not doing a very good job. Thank you! Anything helps.
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I'm drooling over Chanel Melodieuse lipstick and the Chamade cream blush. However, these colors are bold, and I'm not sure how they would do on my skin tone. I would love to see swatches of those (and any of the other items from this season's collection)!