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Specktra FAQ

Check here first for answers to common Q's. Forum Q's, MAC cosmetics Q's, General makeup Q's (i.e. What's a popular neutral ES or LS? How do you clean brushes? How do I post an image?).
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News, updates, and communication from the Administrator.
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Post your feedback regarding the site. Suggestions for improvement, forum issues, Q's for the staff, etc.
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MAC Chat

MAC Cosmetics

Enjoy using MAC cosmetics? Looking to learn more about the company or product? From consumers to MUA's MAC is making an impression and furthering the art of makeup. We invite international visitors to stop by our Regional MAC Chat forums!
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MAC Chat Regional

From Sao Paulo to Seoul find and connect with other MAC addicts worldwide!
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Cosmetic Topics

Cosmetic Discussion

A place to get away from the MAC chat! Discuss any line with other makeup fanatics.
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Product Swatches

View and request product swatches in this special forum. Inside are member posted swatches from the recently released and upcoming MAC collections. Please check the guidelines for this forum carefully before posting.
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Beauty of Color

Beauty of Color is meant for anyone with a deep skintone. Black, Latin, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, or someone with a killer tan! Want to chat about the brands that work for you, or find out what works for others? Do you have a great tip to share? Whether it's Department or Drugstore brands, talk about it here! Please post your recommendation requests in the proper forum.
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Makeup Tutorials

Member contributed photo, video, and text tutorials on how to achieve specific looks and styles. Look no further for help on mastering your application and technique. A wonderful place for fresh ideas and inspiration, or a starting point to how to apply makeup!
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Recommendations

Need a recommendation for something? Have a big event coming up? New to the cosmetic world? Ask the experts* in the recommendations forum! *everyone may participate, expert does not imply professional makeup artists.
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Industry Discussion

Everything to do with the Industry! Questions about your rates, contract or portfolio? Want to discuss professional products? Want critiques on your work? Want to work for a cosmetic company? Lots of helpful information and discussion for those who are part of, or wish to enter the profession. Industry professionals welcomed!
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Sharing your obsession

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Let's hear about your latest haulage!
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Member FOTD's

Share your FOTD with the lovely ladies & gents of Specktra. Note: Non-constructive criticism is not tolerated by staff.
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The Traincase

An old hollywood style spotlight shining directly onto the glamour that is your makeup collection. Stash Stats & Storage will help you get that monster organized!
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Beauty is more than just flawless makeup!

Fashion

General fashion discussion. Designers, handbags, clothing, accessories, trends - if it has to do with fashion, let's discuss it!
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Hair & Nail Salon

It takes alot to get those lovely locks tip top! Now share your tip and toe art with us as well. Discussion of hair products, tools, styles, dyes, and general tips & tricks. We want to see that new haircut, or color, or that fabulous new manicure! Industry professionals welcomed!
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Health, Wellness & Fitness

Discussion on topics such as fitness, diet, and overall well being!
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Perfumery

Can scent change your mood? Wear something because you know it will? You belong with us! Scent is one of the most powerful and provocative senses we enjoy, don't overlook it. Discuss or discover a new favorite.
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Skin & Bodycare

"Beauty is more than just flawless makeup!" Join us in dicussion ranging from bath products to clearing your skin. Tip to toe discuss taking care of your body!
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Discussions

Chatter

You don't expect us just to talk about makeup, do you!? Join us in off topic chit chat! Our private "Deep Thoughts" subforum is the place for intelligent & thought provoking discussion!
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Cooking, Crafts, Collectibles & Entertainment

Newly expanded! Topics ranging from home decorating, our latest craft projects, family favorite recipes and Movies, Celebrities, Music, and Network Television Shows!
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All about Shopping!

Recent CCO (Cosmetic Company Outlet) sightings

Share your local CCO (Cosmetic Company Outlet) 'finds'... for the budget shopper in all of us.
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Shopping Buddies

Plan and coordinate local meets with other forum members in your area or locate a local shopping buddy.
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Shopping Codes & Deals

Find out about promotions, deals, freebies and sales. A great resource for online discount codes!
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Archive (CLOSED FORUMS)

Articles from our Beauty Blog

View and discuss current and past articles from the Specktra.Net Beauty Blog!
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Asked & Answered

There are many great cosmetic topics discussed on this forum. To preserve these helpful and educational topics we have archived them here. Note - This forum is closed to new topics.
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Product Safety

Curious if that pigment is eye-safe? Looking for an eye-safe glitter? Find out about and discuss product precautions and reactions.
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