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The Deeper Hues Thread (Swatches, Color Matching, etc.)

*new group located here: Deeper Shades

 

Have a deeper hue and want to know how a product might look on your skin tone?  This is the place for you!

 

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Several ladies expressed interest in having a BIC group dedicated to WOC.  Such a group would serve as a central reference point for swatches, color matching and the like, which can often be difficult to find.  While I have no idea whether such a group will ever be created I figured it would be nice to at least have a thread.

 

It should go without saying, but  **Ladies (and gents) of all hues are more than welcome **

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The Deeper Hues Thread (Swatches, Color Matching, etc.)

Did any of you receive the "re-vamped" Sephora Collection Brush collections (2.0?)? I did and I'm wanting to compare notes, if possible. They were gifts and haven't gone live so I can't review them online just yet but I've used them and want to see/hear other opinions as well. I will say, I don't hate them and a few will stay in constant rotation. I.e., price point, brush performance, e.t.c.

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@HazelEyedQueen  Yep, you’ll find several reviews in The Gratis Thread: https://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confidential/The-Gratis-Thread/td-p/4747081

 

Here’s my very detailed review of the brushes I’ve tested so far: https://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confidential/The-Gratis-Thread/m-p/5219977#M376871

 

Summary: the 19 crease brush is easily my favorite of the bunch, and the best synthetic crease brush I’ve ever used on my hooded eyes. I also like the 15 shadow, though it’s not as precise as I’d like (it lacks a flattened narrow dome; it reminds me a lot of a Luxie shader). The 96 blush is good, though not as good as my beloved Chikuhodo Z-4 cheek brush—and that might be an unfair comparison anyway. Smiley Very Happy I hate the 57 concealer. The 79 contour applies highlighter and buffs Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders much better than I expected. (I don’t contour my face, so I used this brush as a mini version of the 59 powder instead; they’re basically the same shape and density.) The 14 shadow is pretty good. The 20 brow might be good with gel pot eyeliner; I still need to test that. Haven’t tried it for its intended purpose because I always use brow pencil, not brow powder. 

 

I also took some photos comparing these new brushes to a few others in my collection: 

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Lots of eye shaders.Lots of eye shaders.Sephora Pro 14 and MAC 217 blender.Sephora Pro 14 and MAC 217 blender.Side profile of Sephora Pro 14 vs. MAC 217 blender.Side profile of Sephora Pro 14 vs. MAC 217 blender.New 59 hasn’t finished unfurling (un-brushguarding) itself; old 59 is misshapen due to a brush guard mishap.New 59 hasn’t finished unfurling (un-brushguarding) itself; old 59 is misshapen due to a brush guard mishap.Side profile of Sephora Pro 14 vs. 2 other shaders.Side profile of Sephora Pro 14 vs. 2 other shaders.Side profile of Sephora Pro 14 vs. Sonia G Worker Pro.Side profile of Sephora Pro 14 vs. Sonia G Worker Pro.Foundation brushes: 2 Sephora PROS (old vs. new), a Chikuhodo, and a Koyudo.Foundation brushes: 2 Sephora PROS (old vs. new), a Chikuhodo, and a Koyudo.Blush brushes: Sephora PRO, my favorite cheek brush ever (Chikuhodo Z-4), and a mini MAC cheek from a set.Blush brushes: Sephora PRO, my favorite cheek brush ever (Chikuhodo Z-4), and a mini MAC cheek from a set.Crease brushes: Sephora PRO, 2 Wayne Goss, and a Sonia G.Crease brushes: Sephora PRO, 2 Wayne Goss, and a Sonia G.

What are your thoughts on them so far? You could also leave a detailed review in the Gratis Thread; I’m sure others would love to see your feedback! And congrats on receiving this gratis package! 

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@SportyGirly125  D’oh, you beat me to posting the thread link. Smiley Very Happy It’s been fun reading other people’s reviews of these brushes. 

Thank you!

Thank you!

The Deeper Hues Thread (Swatches, Color Matching, etc.)

Y'all know how I am about Coloured Raine. She just released her Book of Shadows and I wish I could share my video but pictures will have to do. It holds 72 shadows and is magnetic. It's made me take a look at the amount of eyeshadows I have and which I've neglected. it'll make it easier for me to see them and use them. *The shadows do not come with the book.

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@HazelEyedQueen I got two of them. I like it so far. I need to depot all my singles. Not looking forward to it.

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@HazelEyedQueen thanks for the tip. For me, it will make realize how much unused makeup I have. It won’t stop me from shopping which is the sad part. Now I’m starting to get in creams.

I was able to use a thumbtack for the majority of mine. I...

I was able to use a thumbtack for the majority of mine. I'll need to use a little heat for the others. I found it relaxing because it made me reevaluate my collection. Now, I see where my direction is lacking and what I wasn't using.

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Love the idea of having a book for your single shades.  Thanks for sharing @HazelEyedQueen !!

From a reply she gave on her IG, this is the first releas...

From a reply she gave on her IG, this is the first release of a book series.

The Deeper Hues Thread (Swatches, Color Matching, etc.)

Birchbox x refinery29 unbothered kits for 16 dollars each and Clinique even better foundation for 12 dollars. Only the darker shades are available for the Clinique. But the kits are a steal!

Sorry, this is at Birchbox(dot)com. Not sure if this is o...

Sorry, this is at Birchbox(dot)com. Not sure if this is only for subscribers or not.

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Hey Beauties, there's another BO/WO/SB that I've come across and love. My faves, so far, are their brow pomade and lashes. I have theireyeshadow and would compare them to Morphe when it comes to pigmentation and buildup. A couple of shades miss for me but it isn't a turn off for a smaller company at this juncture. The pomade stays where ever you put it. All day. I fell asleep and awoke with brows. And the lashes are the easiest to apply that I've ever tried. They are light and complimentary instead of weighted and overwhelming. I've put in more orders just tomake sure I have their product on hand. I can't go without those lashes. Lol. And right now, they're having a sale: everything is priced at $5. Update: Her highlighter is amazing!! She's stepping away from makeup and hearing in a different direction. I'll keep you all updated.

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The Deeper Hues Thread (Swatches, Color Matching, etc.)

😥😓😭😭😭😭 There are, truly, times I hate being right. Just visited the Sephora Korea and left super disappointed. It was made worse by the fact that I missed the last train and had to get a taxi for ₩120,000. ($103.03). I wouldn't have been as upset if they'd have just saved me the trip when I asked or not advertised as if they'd have it. Specifically, they used models of color and Fenty and didn't even have it available. I'm ticked. Addendum: There are several things about Sephora Korea that are bummers but I would have ignored them for access. • Your points from other Sephoras do not transfer regardless of where you earned them (in store or online). • Buying something here or online via Sephora KR also doesn't transfer stateside. • Your "status" does not transfer; I.e, Rouge. • Customer service is NOT the same. The customer service we, normally, call is not linked to the customer service here in Korea. • This app and it's benefits are completely separate from the Korean app. Having an account via this app does not, automatically, give you access on the other. • There are no forums to discuss ANYTHING aside from leaving reviews. Long story short, I don't think I'll be purchasing from this Sephora.

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@HazelEyedQueen Wow... I wondered about points and BI status transferring between Korea and US. I’m sure there are international trade reasons for the division but ugh, how frustrating! I’m so sorry (and frustrated!) about your entire experience. 

 

The very limited shade range is unsurprising but still obnoxious. I realize brick and mortar retailers typically stock only items that work within their specific market areas—catering to their majority customer base(s)—because accommodations for a handful of other customers aren’t profitable for them. And I know about Koreans’ obsession with porcelain skin. But you’d think South Korea would be slightly more accommodating for ex pats by now. South Asian and Latina friends of mine have complained about the lack of face makeup in Korea that works for them. I wish customer service would’ve told you about this store’s shade range limits, which of course would’ve saved you the trip and cab fare. 😡 

 

Also: hey Sephora, why bother showing any models in store merch graphics with skin darker than cafe au lait (which is probably still too dark 🙄), in a market you d*mn well know doesn’t cater to brown skinned people? It’s especially ironic considering that Fenty’s kinda known for inclusivity. Double U Tee Eff. 

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Exactly that. All of that. 

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@HazelEyedQueen that’s awful. It would probably be easier to have a friend from the states ship you stuff.

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Not a surprise, but still a huge disappointment.  Sorry you had such a disheartening experience.

I just wish they'd have been straight and said they would...

I just wish they'd have been straight and said they wouldn't have a diverse shade range. I'd have still been pissed but I wouldn't have wasted money.
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