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alright, here it is. use this thread to request swatches. the guidelines are up to you and your needs: single swatches, comparison swatches, specific skin tone swatches   when comparisons are requested, feel free to provide whatever you have of that request--i want anyone to participate and contribute if they want to. have fun, hope this is helpful !
Don't clean off that swatch hand just yet! I love seeing product swatches, so I thought it would be fun if we shared pictures of our swatch hands. No need to remember everything you swatch, but it would be great if you let us know which product swatch impressed you the most and one that disappointed you.
We swatched the new NARS Audacious Lipsticks to see how the colors looked on different skintones. What do you think? Do you have a swatch of them? Post a pic in the thread below! Shop NARS Audacious Lipstick: 
I've been meaning to get Color IQ'ed, but haven't had the time/chance to do so yet. In the meantime, I've been looking for a new foundation, since Sephora doesn't seem to offer Chanel products. Does anybody know what Color ID Chanel's Perfection Lumiere Velvet in Beige Rose 22 belongs to? Also, what other foundations would you recommend for this shade? (My skin type is combination) Thanks! Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
Can someone confirm that Coral Luster and Russet Luster are not the same shade?   Coral Luster is not offered online anymore and I wanted to make sure its not the same product with a different name.  
Hi guys. I have dark brown/ black hair, dark brown eyes, and an Indian like skin tone . I am the shade Medium in Smashbox's BB cream and shade 173 (Amber) in Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation just to give you guys a rough idea of what my skin tone is like. I am interested in the Naked palettes but I have no idea which one to choose.  Any help would be great.  Thanks! 
So who has tried the color IQ in stores & on-line? I heard people going into multiple stores & getting a different reading each time.  I just tried the on-line tool with a light neutral undertone shade & all my results were medium with pink or yellow undertones. I also don't understand why I only get a few results and then try another foundation and get different product results. Like if I plugged in a tinted moisturizer shade I wouldn't get any powder product results even though that's what I'm looking for.  Maybe if we post our results, they can somehow fix/improve it.  So please... Share your results. 
So I am a bit obsessed with Urban Decay liners.    I especially love the browns, purples and greens for my green eyes, so with my most recent purchase of 1/3rd of the Urban Decay liner vault set (shared with the awesome gals Rikkie and Veronika), I wanted to swatch my full line-up of current UD liners.  A few are vintage or special edition from the Ocho Loco 2 set - I have marked them separately.   Probably my favorite go-to liners right now are Twice Baked or Corrupt for browns, Stash for green, Rockstar or Tornado for purple, plus I love doing slight highlighting accents with Goldmine or Dime.   The photo posted gets downsized a little, to see the full-sized version it is here: mage-id/61137i6B44A53CA52F49EF/image-size/original ...  
Kat Von D knows how to turn heads—and this time she’s going bolder and brighter than ever. Introducing her new limited-edition Mi Vida Loca Palette, featuring eight 80s-inspired shades (plus a creamy eyeliner) that blend together for an array of bold, stunning looks.   Have you swatched this palette? Post your pic in the thread below.   Shop KVD Mi Vida Loca here
Hi I recently started using Nars sheer glow foundation and I am in the shade punjab and I really was wanting to try Nars concealer stick but unfortunately i don't know what shade i would be so i was wondering if you would mind helping me. Thank You!!!
In need of advice. I have sensitive eyes, and tend to get allergic reactions to eye makeup, eye shadow in particular, and it drives me crazy. I loved Shiseido eye shadow, but then they changed something in their formula and I had to stop using it. Same with Lancome. I used it for years with no issues, but got the dreaded itching and burning eyes with the new palette. I tried Givenchy once, same thing. Mac and Make Up For Ever as well. At this point, it seems that Dior, UD and KVD are fairly safe. I don't like to return stuff, so I end up giving all those eye shadows to my friends, who have no issues with them.    Has anyone experienced similar problems? Do you know of any brands that have hypoallergenic formulas of eye shadow?      
I just got the Tartelette and have barely broken it in but I look at the Showstopper and just want to sigh in love. I'm a little intimidated by the blush since I've never used that color on my cheeks before. Anybody try it yet?
Please, I need some advice on choosing contouring shades, if anyone would be so kind.     My foundation color is 3Y01 (currently using Porcelain in Sephora's baked powder line).  In many lines, 3Y01 seems to be the absolute lightest color.  I'd really love to work with contouring makeup, but the "highlighting" colors in every contouring palette I have seen are actually deeper than my skin .  So in other words, they'd all create a shadow on me rather than a highlight.  Counterproductive.   Would anybody with color expertise be able to suggest some colors I could use for contouring?  If they have to be purchased separately rather than in a palette, that's fine; I'd just like to know which ones will work!  Powder formulas preferred.   Thank you!
So I currently live overseas, but have been DYING to try some NARS products since i've heard amazing things about them!! I've always been a dedicated Clinique client, but am starting to experiment with different brands. The only thing is that since I live in Sweden and have absolutely no Sephora/NARS carrier around me, I cannot find my shade... I'm looking at ordering NARS tinted moisturizer, does anyone what shade would match Cliniques stay-matte oil-free foundation in Alabaster(02)? I'm also experimenting with contouring and looking at their bronzers and blushes, what shades would look best on my (really) fair skin? I don't want it to look too faked, i'd like something natural looking and subtle, seeing as I am 15 and not interested in super heavy makeup. 
Have you bought the same lipstick shade but from a different brand/formula before? Are you like me and have an unhealthy addiction to dusty rose pink/red/plum/coral (insert your fav shade here) lipsticks? Have you inadvertently bought the exact same shade before? Wanna talk about it? Wanna show it off?   Let me start with Exhibit A:  Bite Beauty Rosewood Buttercream (far left) and Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil in Rhubarb (second from from left). The picture doesn't really do this justice but hey pretty much look the same. Rosewood is more opaque with a thicker texture. I love them both.      Exhibit B/C   From left: Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil in Pomegranate, Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Rioja (two true reds I just really like a lot), then for the dark berry pinks (Sephora Mulberry Luster, then Bite Winterberry)    
I am trying to decide between Nars Malaga and Seychelles tinted moisturizer. I wear the Nars Amande concealer and it is a great match for my skin tone. Therefore, could someone do a swatch with Malaga TM and Amande concealer or Seychelles TM and Amande concealer? Maybe all three if you have all three? Please let me know if you think if any of the colors are exact matches or if one is darker or lighter?
Hi-- I currently wear Benefit Foundation (Oxygen Wow! in Petal). I love the color/tone, but wanted to switch the MUFE as I like the coverage better. I tried the color "Light" but it was too light. Any idea what the equivalent to Benefit's 'Petal' would be?
I really want to try Laura Mercier. I am currently using Tarte 12 hour in medium beige, was using MAC 25 prior to that. Any help would be awesome as I live an hour away from shopping!
191 colors is a lot of choices, so we swatched every single Formula X color we could get our hands on.   Have you swatched the Formula X polishes? Post a pic in the thread below!   Swatches: Unforgettable, Cloud Nine, Wondrous, Remarkable, Marvelous Shop The Translucents>     Swatches: Mind Over Matter, Over The Moon, Oh! Zone, Volatile, Kaleidoscope, Chroma Zone, Reactive, Boiling Point, Hyperactive, Meteoric Shop The Transformers>   SEE MORE SWATCHES: The New Neutrals> The New Classics - Oranges & Pinks> The New Classics - Reds & Purples> The New Classics - Blues, Greens & Grays> The Xplosives> The Holograms, The Chromes & The Brilliants> The Shifters, The Sparklers & The Superwatts> The Lusters & The Celestials> The Electrics>
i was recently at  sephora store and received a color IQ code but cannot find my email.  is there any way i can get that code without having to go back to the store
i use NARS stromboli, what shade am i in Giorgio's Armani? im hoping to buy the luminous silk foundation since everyone is talking about it!! rarely use foundation but i might start using it more often  
Looking for advice for a color match for the tarte foundation, there are so many colors to choose from that I'm getting confused.    I use to use tan in the tarte maracuja miracle foundation but found it a little too orange and too dark.
I am 1.0 in Urban Decay's Naked Skin liquid foundation and I am looking to see if the pinky toned shade in the Too Faced Candlelight Glow would work for me. I like the option of having the two shades and the Absolute Candlelight will not work for me as it is not oil free.
I'm NW20 in Mac foundations....what would I be in the Becca ultimate coverage complexion creme?    Thanks!
whats the closest Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation color that matches Nars' Barcelona
color match for armani luminous silk foundation.  bareminerals bareskin in bare buff is a great match for me.  I want to try the armani foundation.  what color would be a good match?
We swatched the New Nudes Sheer Lip Gels from Marc Jacobs Beauty to see how the colors looked on different skin tones. What do you think?   Do you have a swatch of this lippie? Post a pic in the thread below!       Shop this product:  
During chic week I plan to buy some Marc Jacobs Sheer lipstick shades as well as Tarte lipsticks as well. I want to try and make sure I don't purchase duplicate shades. Does anyone have the Tarte line swatched please?
I'm interested in trying the Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup but not sure what color would be best.  I was in Sephora and they did the Color IQ and my skintone number is 2R08, what would be the best match in the Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup?  Thanks :-)