The Question Thread: Because not all questions need their own thread.

I'm making this thread because I simply don't want to create a new thread for every little question that pops into my head, nor do I think that most questions need a separate topic. 

 

I had previously just dropped whatever random question that came to mind into the Random Thread (thanks jemly!), but I had been thinking about starting this for a while and figured I'd give it a shot to see if it could be of any use. 

 

I'm well aware that the people who could best utilize this thread will likely remain completely oblivious to it, but if it can consolidate even a small fraction of questions -- and maybe even generate some interesting conversations both beauty and non-beauty related -- that seems worthwhile. 

 

Official thread mascots: The Curious Puppies.upload_5938777889175560105.gif

 

Official thread anti-mascot: Lucille Bluth.

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It probably would've been wise of me to have a relatively inane question to use as an example and kick this thread off... 

 

Well, since I apparently don't have any pressing questions, I'll start with this two-parter:

 

What's your favorite drug store nail polish shade AND which official mascot puppy is your favorite? Bonus/Extra Credit: What's it's name?

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@Kay522 Thanks for letting me know about Temptali's matrix! I've definitely considered Punjab but will compare it to Santa Fe. Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it Smiley Happy

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@m26430 I put your color into the Color IQ foundation search function and the only NARS it matched you to was St. Moritz (tinted moisturizers). I went one shade lighter (3Y06) and it matched you to NARS Stromboli (foundations). I would try that one... and if it doesn't work you may be able to exchange in store and they should honor the purchase price with a direct exchange.

 

Although when I search with the Cover FX foundation you wear, the Color IQ is 2Y05 and it says either Santa Fe or Fiji is a match for you.

 

You can try the Color IQ yourself here: http://www.sephora.com/color-iq

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@Gwenhwyfar Thank you for all your help! I appreciate it. I've never been able to navigate the online Color IQ site before so your tips help a lot! Stromboli is definitely one of the shades I'll be looking at Smiley Happy 

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I really need a nice compact mirror. I've been eyeing the Minnie one, but even with 15% off, I can't justify the price. What are some nice, but still relatively low cost, compact mirrors?

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I have the Sephora Seeing Double one in black and it's great. Looks very classy, but only $12. I keep it in my purse and it's been very resistant to acquiring visible dings or scratches.

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The product page for this says that the mirror was not tested on animals and now I'm just picturing a row of bunnies with scientists shoving mirrors in front of them. "Look at yourself, Fluffy! LOOK AT YOURSELF!" Clearly it's going to be a long day.

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This one looks really nice! Thanks!

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Has anyone tried these Sephora Rouge Balms yet? They made me very excited - the colors look pretty AND they have SPF!! Just wondering whether to expect sheer color or more pigment like the Fresh ones.

http://www.sephora.com/rouge-balm-spf-20-P406219

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Also super curious about this! Was about to buy one, but I'm normally allergic to sunscreen and SPFs so I have to wait it out to hear some reviews >.<

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I'm hunting for a red/orange-red (maybe I'd try pink-red) eyeliner.  I'd prefer one with no or minimal shimmer, but I'm flexible about the type of eyeliner (pencil, gel, liquid, etc.).  I was surprised that Urban Decay, master of bright eye colors, didn't have one that quite matched the bill.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

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I am just a bit confused @Harpier82 your question is about eyeliner but why the pics/links included are of sunscreens  🤔

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Ooooops just saw your response about the links below 😉

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And veronika23 posted these new liners coming soon!

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Unfortunately this is a shimmery one. But, if you google it, it is very beautiful!

 

http://www.sephora.com/aqua-liner-liquid-eyeliner-P286205?skuId=1325406&icid2=search_search_p286205_...

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Ooh!  That might be the one.  All of the images online make it look much less glittery—though still shimmery—than it does in the product picture on the page.  And I do love the precision of a liquid liner.

 

Thanks so much.

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Folks, I have no idea why the links for a reply down the page showed up here.  But the sunscreen is irrelevant.  Sorry about that.

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I have one for you! Sephora's own brand Contour Matte Gel Eyeliner Waterproof (oof), in Sly Like a Fox (terra cotta).

 

I own this and the quality and color are both great. It is definitely an orange-red, it is matte with no shimmer or glitter, and it goes on easily and then STAYS ON. Seriously budge-proof, waterproof, etc. I'm not sure how blendable it is because I haven't tried to use it like that, but I suspect you would have to work quickly before it sets.

 

http://www.sephora.com/contour-matte-gel-eyeliner-waterproof-P398003?skuId=1691401&icid2=category%20...

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Thanks!  That is easily the closest I've yet seen.  It is a gorgeous color, and I will probably track it down, since I really like oranges around my eyes.  Ideally, I'm still looking for a rich, bright red or a fiery mostly-red orange.  But I do like that!

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I have to admit that I've become pretty enamored with that very BRIGHT under eye Instagram look that you see everywhere. I already have very fair skin - is there anyway I can still achieve this look? I bought the Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener and, boy oh boy, does that not show up at all on me. I'm interested in the Becca one but the pink color scares me. Anyone have any experience? Thanks girls! ❤️

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I have the Becca Undereye Brightener and the Smashbox one. I had the same experience you did with the Smashbox - no color at all. The Becca is more noticeable, but it's not true-to-pan on the skin at all. You just need a little bit (too much and it would crease, anyway), and it brightens up without being too noticeable vs the skin around it - that is, if you are fair with not-too-warm undertones. I have worn it by itself and it looks fine.

 

If you don't have dark circles, the effect would be pinker, but it shouldn't be that noticeable on a fair-skinned person regardless.

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I second this. @starsandbucks @JazaChai

I have the BECCA undereye brightener and love it. It really brightens up (somehow while still looking natural -- what is this sorcery?!) and I have relatively fair skin. The only downside is that it is difficult to completely wash off with a face cleanser as it has a kind of waxy tackiness to it. It might require targeted eye makeup remover to avoid buildup.