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Ho,d o to the broken bit in one hand. Twist the tube all the way and set it on the counter. Use a match or lighter and careful melt the bottom of the broken bit. Then put it back in the tube while still melted. It will help "glue" it back a bit to the tube. Just be careful when applying it. Do t use too much pressure as it can break off again.
Will try tomorrow
Thanks
post #3962 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

This looks terrific on you! And it really intensifies your eyes!

post #3963 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

You're right, liba. I do need to make some time to have someone do my whole face. Based on experience I don't trust anyone in my local area to do it b/c they're not used to working with brown skin and just don't get its nuances. People here consistently give me the wrong colors b/c they want me to settle and just buy something. When I'm seeking makeup advice I like to check in areas where I know there is a decent number of clientele that look like me. (Unfortunately when I was in ATL last the people that helped me applied the makeup too heavily. Another common problem I run into w/ MUAs.) If I get to go out of state and shop by myself, I'm going to spend an hour or so getting a makeover. Complete with false lashes! LOL I'm gonna make that my first New Year's resolution.

 

i find it really depends who is giving the makeup advice or makeover! i agree with liba that it's all about finding the right makeup artist or stylist! the last few 'official' makeovers i had done at mac have been less than ideal (like being colour-matched 2000 shades darker than i really am, or being told certain colours 'won't show up'), but when i go in and chat with one of the assistants i have a good rapport with and they try stuff on me and/or make suggestions, the results are always great! i think the problem is that when i go in for the makeover, they assign me a guest makeup artist, usually not one of the stores' regular staff.

 

have fun with your resolution - i've always wanted to have my makeup done including lashes....particularly some really far-out ones...

post #3964 of 4811
I got a BU of Strong Woman that I'm thinking I won't even need. Anyone interested in trading? I'm currently on a quest for LE Lippies I missed out on previously greengrin.gif
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PinkDollFace love ur makeup you can pull everything off you're so gorgeous xoxoxo
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Regarding that last post, PM me if interested. Signing off now, will be too lazy in the morning to scroll through this fast moving thread for replies lol
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cant wait to try firm form from this collection! im loving all your swatches!
post #3968 of 4811
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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

i find it really depends who is giving the makeup advice or makeover! i agree with liba that it's all about finding the right makeup artist or stylist! the last few 'official' makeovers i had done at mac have been less than ideal (like being colour-matched 2000 shades darker than i really am, or being told certain colours 'won't show up'), but when i go in and chat with one of the assistants i have a good rapport with and they try stuff on me and/or make suggestions, the results are always great! i think the problem is that when i go in for the makeover, they assign me a guest makeup artist, usually not one of the stores' regular staff.

 

have fun with your resolution - i've always wanted to have my makeup done including lashes....particularly some really far-out ones...


I LOL'd at the 2000 shades darker. In my area you wouldn't believe how many SAs quickly grabbed the darkest foundation in the line for me. Never mind I'm caramel colored. Countless times I've seen confused/nervous faces when the SAs see their shades won't work for me.

 

The MUAs I've encountered start off nice enough, but then they get kind of arrogant when their work is questioned. I've never said anything harsh (well I will if you give me some wack a$$ foundation shade, but I direct that to the product) but it seems they only want to hear omgyouredavidcopperfieldmagical! I exaggerate some, but I've run into a lot of laziness and attitude; especially at MAC. It's like they don't hear me. I know my communication skills are good because that's what I do by trade. Most people are only comfortable doing what they know how to do. Anyway, I'm kind of excited about opening myself up to the opportunity again and it looks like I'll be going out of state next month. Tough part is I won't be able to establish a relationship prior to scheduling an appointment. I'm going to troll the internet for looks I like. I'll have to decide on the perfect, practical everyday look or something more glamorous. Maybe I need two appointments this year!

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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

i find it really depends who is giving the makeup advice or makeover! i agree with liba that it's all about finding the right makeup artist or stylist! the last few 'official' makeovers i had done at mac have been less than ideal (like being colour-matched 2000 shades darker than i really am, or being told certain colours 'won't show up'), but when i go in and chat with one of the assistants i have a good rapport with and they try stuff on me and/or make suggestions, the results are always great! i think the problem is that when i go in for the makeover, they assign me a guest makeup artist, usually not one of the stores' regular staff.

 

have fun with your resolution - i've always wanted to have my makeup done including lashes....particularly some really far-out ones...

I know that when my store has events, I can always sign up for a particular person. The only thing is, sometimes it's hard to get a specific time if you also want a specific person, since it's pretty tricky to stay completely on schedule at these hectic things. However, if you can always get your makeup done anytime, it doesn't have to be an event - if you're willing to spend $50 on products (not that hard to do, let's be honest girlhaha.gif)

 

What I like to do is to request different MAs every time, just to be friendly and get to know everyone - most of the people at the store I go to are really talented… it's Los Angeles, so there are tons of people with high standards at all the MAC stores who also work professionally in the media industries we have. It's always such a shame when I hear about MAC artists acting snobby or not doing a good job on the people they're helping…I guess I'm spoiled here. th_rolleye0014.gif Well, if any Specktrettes are in L.A. and want the hookup on artists I know, just PM me and I'll give you some names and contact info.

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I want to come to LA just to meet Liba's artists. 

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Who-hoo! My Party Parrot backorder has shipped and should arrive Wednesday! th_happy1.gif

post #3972 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

Who-hoo! My Party Parrot backorder has shipped and should arrive Wednesday! th_happy1.gif

 

I wonder if that means they might be restocking the site again soon?

post #3973 of 4811
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Originally Posted by jennifae View Post

 

I wonder if that means they might be restocking the site again soon?


Hopefully.

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I keep telling myself over and over again not to buy the All Woman Quad....I don't think myself is listening though LOL

post #3975 of 4811
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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post


I LOL'd at the 2000 shades darker. In my area you wouldn't believe how many SAs quickly grabbed the darkest foundation in the line for me. Never mind I'm caramel colored. Countless times I've seen confused/nervous faces when the SAs see their shades won't work for me.

 

The MUAs I've encountered start off nice enough, but then they get kind of arrogant when their work is questioned. I've never said anything harsh (well I will if you give me some wack a$$ foundation shade, but I direct that to the product) but it seems they only want to hear omgyouredavidcopperfieldmagical! I exaggerate some, but I've run into a lot of laziness and attitude; especially at MAC. It's like they don't hear me. I know my communication skills are good because that's what I do by trade. Most people are only comfortable doing what they know how to do. Anyway, I'm kind of excited about opening myself up to the opportunity again and it looks like I'll be going out of state next month. Tough part is I won't be able to establish a relationship prior to scheduling an appointment. I'm going to troll the internet for looks I like. I'll have to decide on the perfect, practical everyday look or something more glamorous. Maybe I need two appointments this year!

the scary thing is that it's happened more than once. there was one time i guess i should not have been surprised since the mua didn't even try more than one shade on a petri dish or on my cheek to test! come to think of it, she didn't even apply moisturizer to my face first!

 

i think you're right about many people only being comfortable with what they know...i know i struggle when a friend with very different features or skintone asks me to do their makeup...but i'm not a professional anyway, so it's easier for me to get away with it ;)

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Originally Posted by liba View Post

I know that when my store has events, I can always sign up for a particular person. The only thing is, sometimes it's hard to get a specific time if you also want a specific person, since it's pretty tricky to stay completely on schedule at these hectic things. However, if you can always get your makeup done anytime, it doesn't have to be an event - if you're willing to spend $50 on products (not that hard to do, let's be honest girlhaha.gif)

 

What I like to do is to request different MAs every time, just to be friendly and get to know everyone - most of the people at the store I go to are really talented… it's Los Angeles, so there are tons of people with high standards at all the MAC stores who also work professionally in the media industries we have. It's always such a shame when I hear about MAC artists acting snobby or not doing a good job on the people they're helping…I guess I'm spoiled here. th_rolleye0014.gif Well, if any Specktrettes are in L.A. and want the hookup on artists I know, just PM me and I'll give you some names and contact info.

there's one artist i really want to sign up with, but somehow the scheduling hasn't worked out so far. it's strange, my local store told me that i couldn't just sign up for a makeover without an event. well, you can, but you don't get any products for your $50. i was kind of surprised to hear that, and now that i'm seeing your comment, i wonder if i just spoke to someone who was new and didn't understand the policy?

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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

I want to come to LA just to meet Liba's artists. 

i second that.

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Originally Posted by 2browneyes View Post

I keep telling myself over and over again not to buy the All Woman Quad....I don't think myself is listening though LOL

LOL - i think myself is never listening when it comes to these things...

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I have an extra Party Parrot l/s for anyone that missed out on it during the restock. PM me if interested!

post #3977 of 4811
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

Who-hoo! My Party Parrot backorder has shipped and should arrive Wednesday! th_happy1.gif

 

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Originally Posted by jennifae View Post

 

I wonder if that means they might be restocking the site again soon?

My HC backup arrived yesterday.  Stowed that baby away for safe keeping!  girlhaha.gif

post #3978 of 4811
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Originally Posted by 2browneyes View Post

I keep telling myself over and over again not to buy the All Woman Quad....I don't think myself is listening though LOL

2browneyes, it would look amazing on you.  Take the plunge. th_happy1.gif You won't regret it!  I wouldn't deceive you, you're from PA!  girlhaha.gif

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I need " Inner Strength ", " Absolute Power " and " Firm Form", nothing else !mac_atemywallet.gifDior just ate my wallet but M.A.C will too and very soon !

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Here is Harmony (L) and Taupe Shape (R)

My hands are SO dry from excessive washing right now.. please excuse them.

 

Harmony is a matte... Makes me wish TS was a matte too! I really like TS.

 

I'm thinking I'm about nc5-10 right now? I am super pale.

 

 

 

 

post #3981 of 4811
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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

LOL - i think myself is never listening when it comes to these things...

 

You're right

 

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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

2browneyes, it would look amazing on you.  Take the plunge. th_happy1.gif You won't regret it!  I wouldn't deceive you, you're from PA!  girlhaha.gif

 

Still trying to resist....afterall, the Archie Collection will be here shortly and I could use the $ then.  I think I saw a dupe list for the colors but my brain says that it costs less to buy the Qud than to purchase the dupes because I don't think I had any of the colors. Then I think maybe it'l show up in a CCO but I don't go often....decisions, decisions  LOL  

post #3982 of 4811

My backordered PaPa lipstick shipped th_thstars.gif here's hoping PiPi will follow

post #3983 of 4811
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Originally Posted by 2browneyes View Post

 

You're right

 

 

Still trying to resist....afterall, the Archie Collection will be here shortly and I could use the $ then.  I think I saw a dupe list for the colors but my brain says that it costs less to buy the Qud than to purchase the dupes because I don't think I had any of the colors. Then I think maybe it'l show up in a CCO but I don't go often....decisions, decisions  LOL  

it IS a really nice quad...if you decide to get it in the end, i don't think you'll be disappointed! the cco lure is a good one...i wish they had some near me!

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Originally Posted by aradhana View Post

it IS a really nice quad...if you decide to get it in the end, i don't think you'll be disappointed! the cco lure is a good one...i wish they had some near me!

 

 

So tempted to pull the trigger on this quad.....maybe I should sleep on it and see how I feel in the morning.

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Originally Posted by HoneyMilk View Post

Here is Harmony (L) and Taupe Shape (R)

My hands are SO dry from excessive washing right now.. please excuse them.

 

Harmony is a matte... Makes me wish TS was a matte too! I really like TS.

 

I'm thinking I'm about nc5-10 right now? I am super pale.

 

 

 

 

ts is pretty on you.  I like how it pulls brown.  

post #3986 of 4811
So I wore PiPi today with Embrace Me liner. I like it!
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what are some good perm contouring matte blushes? im nw20 for reference smiles.gif ive got hoola bronzer but i kind of want something a tad darker and cooler. TIA!
post #3988 of 4811
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Originally Posted by nikki1387 View Post

what are some good perm contouring matte blushes? im nw20 for reference smiles.gif ive got hoola bronzer but i kind of want something a tad darker and cooler. TIA!

I'd recommend sculpt sculpting powder, not blush.
post #3989 of 4811
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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

2browneyes, it would look amazing on you.  Take the plunge. th_happy1.gif You won't regret it!  I wouldn't deceive you, you're from PA!  girlhaha.gif

I took the plunge. LOL

post #3990 of 4811
I have yet to find a number and outfit to wear Strong Woman with and here's the outcome. I *ADORE* Strong Woman paired with Magenta lip pencil!

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