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Originally Posted by liba View Post

Probably was me - you can get an entire face of perfect no-makeup style with this collection. I love it and I'm not always a fan of that look - I guess I just never had products that totally did it for me like the ones in Apres Chic.

 

It turns up pretty brown on me and Dervish is almost a perfect match with my lip color, so maybe that one would work? A lot of the Pro Longwear lip pencils run really brown too - Absolutely It makes a lot of lipsticks I have run browner (it's also very close to my lip color) and that's not the only brownish one.

do you or anyone have any tips for a no makeup look.  I've been to tired to bother with makeup and want to go back to just concealer and powder.  Do you have any suggestions on a powder? Or even a TM, BB and powder.  Just something to even out the skin, cover dark circles and go.  

post #2732 of 3266
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

 

 


All of the nail polish fumes made us a bit loopy and haul happy. th_crazy.gif

so I have been missing something in that thread? 

post #2733 of 3266
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well ive heard there will be a restock so hopefully i can get my hands on it if nobody wants to swap. doesnt nordies charge you when you place the order?

nope free shipping!!!

post #2734 of 3266
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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

do you or anyone have any tips for a no makeup look.  I've been to tired to bother with makeup and want to go back to just concealer and powder.  Do you have any suggestions on a powder? Or even a TM, BB and powder.  Just something to even out the skin, cover dark circles and go.  

for my no makeup makeup look i do smashbox BB cream, mac prolong wear concealer, set w/either mac msf or ben nye banana, mascara (maybe one shadow depending on how bad im rushing), blush n lippie and IN THAT ORDER!! oh wayment...i'll lightly fill in my browz (cuz mine are pretty naked) or i'll do anastasia brow gel n voila!! if i have an extra 2 min i'll also highlight n contour but i try to keep it simple as possible!! its tough for me to NOT contour though

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see now im gonna need to re-create my no makeup makup looks!!

post #2735 of 3266
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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

do you or anyone have any tips for a no makeup look.  I've been to tired to bother with makeup and want to go back to just concealer and powder.  Do you have any suggestions on a powder? Or even a TM, BB and powder.  Just something to even out the skin, cover dark circles and go.  

My favorite powder is Careblend. It's the only one that doesn't feel heavy and coating on my dry skin and it's got a radiant finish without being showy-glowy. It evens out my skin without looking like I'm wearing powder. It doesn't crease up if I apply it under the eyes, either. The Careblend bronzer from a couple years ago was amazing too - I really hope MAC does something about bringing those back and just generally keeping Careblend's profile high. Discontinuing the MCLPs has gotten me all worried about Careblend now.

 

I'm not much of a concealer person, but I am very happy with the Mineralize one. It's the only one moist enough to not crease or bunch up under my eyes and it does a good job of concealing everything I need (although I don't mind a few freckles, I do have a couple of age spots near my eyes I like to erase). The other good thing about it is it has caffeine in it, so it depuffs me. Combining it with P&P Vibrancy Eye gives serious depuff-o-rama.

 

I do think Amber Glow is a particularly great blush for the no makeup look for me - wearing it, I really don't need to bother with a full face of powder. Just a little of it takes my face to the next level. I've never backed up a blush in my life, but I'm actually considering it for AG and maybe Alpine Bronze. If you took away all my other blushes and left me AG, I'd be ok with it.

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I wore Hot Chocolate today to try it on and I like it. When it faded some it looked really cool. It's definitely a unique lippie and I like that about it.

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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

so I have been missing something in that thread? 


Just us going bananas over nail polish.  nanaparty.gif

 

There are also a couple of great sales going on too. One with Zoya and another with A England. I took part in the sales and it will be my first time trying both brands.

post #2738 of 3266
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Originally Posted by liba View Post

My favorite powder is Careblend. It's the only one that doesn't feel heavy and coating on my dry skin and it's got a radiant finish without being showy-glowy. It evens out my skin without looking like I'm wearing powder. It doesn't crease up if I apply it under the eyes, either. The Careblend bronzer from a couple years ago was amazing too - I really hope MAC does something about bringing those back and just generally keeping Careblend's profile high. Discontinuing the MCLPs has gotten me all worried about Careblend now.

 

I'm not much of a concealer person, but I am very happy with the Mineralize one. It's the only one moist enough to not crease or bunch up under my eyes and it does a good job of concealing everything I need (although I don't mind a few freckles, I do have a couple of age spots near my eyes I like to erase). The other good thing about it is it has caffeine in it, so it depuffs me. Combining it with P&P Vibrancy Eye gives serious depuff-o-rama.

 

I do think Amber Glow is a particularly great blush for the no makeup look for me - wearing it, I really don't need to bother with a full face of powder. Just a little of it takes my face to the next level. I've never backed up a blush in my life, but I'm actually considering it for AG and maybe Alpine Bronze. If you took away all my other blushes and left me AG, I'd be ok with it.

I'm going to get careblend.   Where are you putting AG?  On your cheeks? 

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Originally Posted by KiKi Kontour View Post

for my no makeup makeup look i do smashbox BB cream, mac prolong wear concealer, set w/either mac msf or ben nye banana, mascara (maybe one shadow depending on how bad im rushing), blush n lippie and IN THAT ORDER!! oh wayment...i'll lightly fill in my browz (cuz mine are pretty naked) or i'll do anastasia brow gel n voila!! if i have an extra 2 min i'll also highlight n contour but i try to keep it simple as possible!! its tough for me to NOT contour though

eeksign.gif

 

see now im gonna need to re-create my no makeup makup looks!!

See, you lost me when you said highlight and contour. LOL!!!   I tried the SB BB cream.  I'll have to try it again.  

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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

I'm going to get careblend.   Where are you putting AG?  On your cheeks? 

Just on the cheeks, but my cheeks are really what need the most color balancing, due to freckles and uneveness. I wouldn't want to wear it anywhere else - it's not really like an MSF or highlighter on me, just a super subtle blush that enhances rather than gives a lot of color.

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Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post

See, you lost me when you said highlight and contour. LOL!!!   I tried the SB BB cream.  I'll have to try it again.  

I dunno about BB creams. All the ones I've tried have been a bit heavy for my taste. I DO really really love the Mineralize SPF15 cream foundation, though. When I wear that, it honestly looks like I'm not wearing anything, but the coverage takes care of all my needs. It's my favorite foundation, although I also really like Matchmaster - it's just that Matchmaster is so much more formal looking. 

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Originally Posted by patentg33k View Post

I really like Amber Glow. It's almost invisible--someone here described it as a the perfect "no makeup" blush (for warm light skin tones). It adds some glow, but not as much as a mineralized skin finish. Very natural, healthy-looking and pretty if you have the coloring to work with.


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I used AG today as blus and on my NC20 is visible, but gently: D Effect - gorgeous eyelove.gif

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Originally Posted by ChosenOne View Post

 

I don't have Obscura, but I do have another shadow that WP looks beautiful with!  Wore WP on the lid with Antiqued in the crease the other day and fell head over heels in love.  Some Sunbasque blush with Whisper of Gilt to highlight on the cheeks, Morning Coffee PLW liner all over the lip with Power Supply plushglass on top, and I found a new look to add to my favorites list!  eyelove.gif


Instead Obscura, you can use the Shadow Frost At Midnight - in terms of color contrast.

Today I gave WP on eyelid, brown with Double Feature # 5 in the crease, and the outer corner - Obscura & everything fits together perfectly.

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I gave in and got a BU of Après Chic yesterday. I'm wearing it today with Stereo Rose as a blush, Strada to contour and on my eyes I have Winter Pursuit on the lids, Fireside in the crease and Blanc Type on the browbone. It's kinda inspired by the promo image. I love it! It's a very natural look (for me at least) with some warmth to it.

I'm also wearing the BB cream and I think I really like it. It's very light coverage and I have problems most of the time with light coverage stuff, because they always seem more watery or oilier or something and don't work with my oily skin. The BB cream doesn't have that problem yay! I use a bit of Studio Finish concealer to cover some red spots and set it with MSFN.

I've also used Amber Glow a couple of times already and it's a very nice natural blush with a glow to it. It has a slight peach tint to it without having too much colour to it which I sometimes want for bolder eyes/lips.

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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post


Just us going bananas over nail polish.  nanaparty.gif

 

There are also a couple of great sales going on too. One with Zoya and another with A England. I took part in the sales and it will be my first time trying both brands.

I was doing so good not buying polish and avoiding the thread and now you tell me there is a A England sale?! I had to check the site and it is a great sale why o why?!

post #2746 of 3266
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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I gave in and got a BU of Après Chic yesterday. I'm wearing it today with Stereo Rose as a blush, Strada to contour and on my eyes I have Winter Pursuit on the lids, Fireside in the crease and Blanc Type on the browbone. It's kinda inspired by the promo image. I love it! It's a very natural look (for me at least) with some warmth to it.

I'm also wearing the BB cream and I think I really like it. It's very light coverage and I have problems most of the time with light coverage stuff, because they always seem more watery or oilier or something and don't work with my oily skin. The BB cream doesn't have that problem yay! I use a bit of Studio Finish concealer to cover some red spots and set it with MSFN.

I've also used Amber Glow a couple of times already and it's a very nice natural blush with a glow to it. It has a slight peach tint to it without having too much colour to it which I sometimes want for bolder eyes/lips.

 

Do you think Amber Glow is comparable to any shades in the perm line or any that came out in the recent collections? I'm trying to find excuses not to buy it lol.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I was doing so good not buying polish and avoiding the thread and now you tell me there is a A England sale?! I had to check the site and it is a great sale why o why?!

 

You can run but you can't hide devil.gif

 

Enjoy the fumes!

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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post

 

Do you think Amber Glow is comparable to any shades in the perm line or any that came out in the recent collections? I'm trying to find excuses not to buy it lol.gif

 

 

You can run but you can't hide devil.gif

 

Enjoy the fumes!

I don't know of any dupes sorry. Most peachy shades are more matte and a have a bit more colour to them. It is also different from Light Year I think, because Light Year has more pink to it. Good luck finding excuses girlhaha.gif

 

A-England polishes are just amazing! I only have 3 Bridal Veil, Dragon and Order of the Garter, but I would love to have more. I have also loved the swatches of the recently released polishes so this would be the perfect time to get them I guess. I'll think about it some more and see what I'll do.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Seven Of Nine View Post


Instead Obscura, you can use the Shadow Frost At Midnight - in terms of color contrast.

Today I gave WP on eyelid, brown with Double Feature # 5 in the crease, and the outer corner - Obscura & everything fits together perfectly.

 

Obscura is pure love. eyelove.gif

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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I don't know of any dupes sorry. Most peachy shades are more matte and a have a bit more colour to them. It is also different from Light Year I think, because Light Year has more pink to it. Good luck finding excuses girlhaha.gif

 

A-England polishes are just amazing! I only have 3 Bridal Veil, Dragon and Order of the Garter, but I would love to have more. I have also loved the swatches of the recently released polishes so this would be the perfect time to get them I guess. I'll think about it some more and see what I'll do.

Oh dear! lol.gif

 

The AE sale will run for several days, so you have plenty of time to decide smiles.gif

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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post

Oh dear! lol.gif

 

The AE sale will run for several days, so you have plenty of time to decide smiles.gif

Haha sorry I just like it very much.

Yup that's true:)

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Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post

 

Obscura is pure love. eyelove.gif

 

Some interesting suggestions on using, please?  amuse.gif
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Seven Of Nine View Post

 

Some interesting suggestions on using, please?  amuse.gif

 

I'm sure I posted about it in the GP thread when it came out last year. Maybe check there?

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Wearing Apres Chic today for the first time bigheart.gif

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Originally Posted by lyseD View Post

Wearing Apres Chic today for the first time bigheart.gif

I am getting the dreaded skippers remorse on that one.  Somehow, I had it in the cart, went back and deleted it.  Guess I figured it was dupeable and I would wait for something similar with a different finish.  I was hoping matte or mattene finish in that color shade.

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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post

I am getting the dreaded skippers remorse on that one.  Somehow, I had it in the cart, went back and deleted it.  Guess I figured it was dupeable and I would wait for something similar with a different finish.  I was hoping matte or mattene finish in that color shade.

I think I like AC as much as I do because of the finish. I'm a matte/satin girl through and through, but I've recently fallen in love with the creamsheens. I love both Glamourdaze and Apres Chic. I know the satins last longer, but this finish is fresh and more natural looking for work. I have to apply it more often, but I'm fine with that. I have so much lipstick that I'll be thrilled to actually finish a tube so I don't mind at all if I go through the creamsheens more quickly.

 

This is a gorgeous lippie and is the first I've ever backed up.

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Originally Posted by Pinkdollface View Post

I don't know of any dupes sorry. Most peachy shades are more matte and a have a bit more colour to them. It is also different from Light Year I think, because Light Year has more pink to it. Good luck finding excuses girlhaha.gif

 

A-England polishes are just amazing! I only have 3 Bridal Veil, Dragon and Order of the Garter, but I would love to have more. I have also loved the swatches of the recently released polishes so this would be the perfect time to get them I guess. I'll think about it some more and see what I'll do.


girlhaha.gif I think we know how this will turn out.

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Bloomingdales online is showing Apres Chic in stock right now.

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Originally Posted by Winthrop44 View Post

Bloomingdales online is showing Apres Chic in stock right now.

I ordered AC and HC online Sunday and its still showing in process at Nordstrom. Any idea what's going on? I ordered some non LE items and they are being shipped already.
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Also what lip liners should I wear with AC and HC? I can't wear lippies without them!
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The other items you ordered are probably in their warehouse but they may be locating AC and HC for you at stores.


Edited by Winthrop44 - 1/10/13 at 9:49am
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