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    Quote Originally Posted by Shars View Post
    Yup! Then there's the whole, we're the same shade, but our lip pigmentation is different. I've been able to test it for a while now and have weeded out the bloggers whose lip pigmentation differ to mine. I can rely on them from skin swatches (because we're the same shade) but will only rely on swatches for the ones where I know the lipstick will pull the same undertone as me. For example, I've seen so many WOC with MAC's Flat Out Fabulous but it doesn't look the same on everyone. If it pulls a magenta shade on someone then I know we have the same kind of lip pigmentation! It's such a science haha.
    I was gonna mention FOF looking different on everyone! I've seen it look hot pink, magenta, damn near like Heroine even lol... On me she's a deep fuschia with a greyed cast... Many WOC swear by her but for me she's just ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagehen View Post
    @ the bolded, me too. I just think that's what we should do. If the product intrigues me, I may do further research and I guess one just can't depend on even a well-known blog to have all the detail, all of the time. I mean, nobody's perfect, but I want to read something that I could not refute the facts with just a few keystrokes. I sort of want blogs to do that footwork for me. Am I making any sense?
    No I definitely feel u but playing is half the fun for me! We also all have different preferences, prime example Many WOC didn't like Champagne Pop because of its lack of peach tones but I loved it... Since no blog addressed the issue I found my own dupe with more pigmentation and posted a comparison swatch to help other WOC. We have to help each other and I feel like Specktra is an excellent forum to do so

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkcrush View Post
    I was gonna mention FOF looking different on everyone! I've seen it look hot pink, magenta, damn near like Heroine even lol... On me she's a deep fuschia with a greyed cast... Many WOC swear by her but for me she's just ok
    *gasp* lol. That's probably my favourite lipstick. The retro matte finish has a lot to do with it too. What's your favourite in that shade range? I know everybody raved about Girl About Town but she's the one that I feel is just okay. Again, the formula might have a lot to do with it - I'm not a huge fan of amplified finishes.

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    Question ladies....is Fashion Revival close to D for Danger? Ttying to decide. Not like I need another lipstick.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgeorge29 View Post
    Question ladies....is Fashion Revival close to D for Danger? Ttying to decide. Not like I need another lipstick.....
    Fashion Revival is Rebels sister!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shars View Post
    *gasp* lol. That's probably my favourite lipstick. The retro matte finish has a lot to do with it too. What's your favourite in that shade range? I know everybody raved about Girl About Town but she's the one that I feel is just okay. Again, the formula might have a lot to do with it - I'm not a huge fan of amplified finishes.
    In that MAC range I like Pink Pigeon and Quick Sizzle... I also like Nars Schiap and Sephora Hot Bikini... For summer brights I like All Fired Up, Relentlessly Red, Ablaze and Tropic Tonic... Any views on purples???

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkcrush View Post
    Fashion Revival is Rebels sister!
    Is Heaux a close cousin then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgeorge29 View Post
    Is Heaux a close cousin then?
    No but Heaux and DFD r sisters

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkcrush View Post
    In that MAC range I like Pink Pigeon and Quick Sizzle... I also like Nars Schiap and Sephora Hot Bikini... For summer brights I like All Fired Up, Relentlessly Red, Ablaze and Tropic Tonic... Any views on purples???
    Oh those are straight up pinks lol. I love AFU, RR and Pink Pigeon. I still have to pick up Tropic Tonic but I just got Margherita from the GV collection so I don't know if I'll bother! NARS' Schiap is on my "Buy" list, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shars View Post
    Oh those are straight up pinks lol. I love AFU, RR and Pink Pigeon. I still have to pick up Tropic Tonic but I just got Margherita from the GV collection so I don't know if I'll bother! NARS' Schiap is on my "Buy" list, too.
    Hot Bikini is a purple-pink and gorgeous! I also like Nars Angela and Michiyo but have been too cheap to buy Michiyo lol If u have Margie u can skip TT

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkcrush View Post
    Hot Bikini is a purple-pink and gorgeous! I also like Nars Angela and Michiyo but have been too cheap to buy Michiyo lol If u have Margie u can skip TT
    Angela and Michiyo are on my must have list. I'm waiting for the next 20% off sale with hopefully good ebates before I get them. I like the Audacious lippies but man are they expensive! I will most likely skip TT unless I can find it in a CCO sometime.

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    I know someone is going to consider this blasphemous, but I'm putting Violetta and Show Orchid in my B2M bag. I love the colors but I'm no longer fond of the finish. I'd rather use them to get something I really want. There are other companies,even MAC that makes those colors in a finish that I like more. I still haven't properly moved in to my new place but when I do there will be a major makeup purge. There is too much out there I want and I already have so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post
    I know someone is going to consider this blasphemous, but I'm putting Violetta and Show Orchid in my B2M bag. I love the colors but I'm no longer fond of the finish. I'd rather use them to get something I really want. There are other companies and ever MAC that makes those colors in a finish that I like more. I still haven't properly moved in to my new place but when I do there will be a major makeup purge. There is too much out there I want and I already have so much.
    Not blasphemous at all. I gifted Violetta to my friend. Sooo any more interesting purples replaced the allure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post
    I know someone is going to consider this blasphemous, but I'm putting Violetta and Show Orchid in my B2M bag. I love the colors but I'm no longer fond of the finish. I'd rather use them to get something I really want. There are other companies and ever MAC that makes those colors in a finish that I like more. I still haven't properly moved in to my new place but when I do there will be a major makeup purge. There is too much out there I want and I already have so much.
    Chil' I feel u I JUST wore Violetta a few months ago after having it for over a year... It wasn't as bad as I thought, I was trying to be adventurous lol... Show Orchid, eh it's pretty enough but I have a cheap NYC one that never even gets worn so don't feel bad girl

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkcrush View Post
    Chil' I feel u I JUST wore Violetta a few months ago after having it for over a year... It wasn't as bad as I thought, I was trying to be adventurous lol... Show Orchid, eh it's pretty enough but I have a cheap NYC one that never even gets worn so don't feel bad girl
    Did you get KVD Bow & Arrow too? I've seen some people say it's a great WOC nude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shars View Post
    Did you get KVD Bow & Arrow too? I've seen some people say it's a great WOC nude.
    I can attest to this. Wore it Saturday with Chestnut lip liner to give it depth. Like it a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagehen View Post
    I can attest to this. Wore it Saturday with Chestnut lip liner to give it depth. Like it a lot.
    Nice! I'm going to look into it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shars View Post
    Did you get KVD Bow & Arrow too? I've seen some people say it's a great WOC nude.
    No I didn't but it looks soft and pretty. I picked up Damned and Ayesha. I returned Ayesha because I have sooo many similar colors, it was pointless to keep her when I have Ri Ri Boy and rarely use it and haven't even touched MLM...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagehen View Post
    I can attest to this. Wore it Saturday with Chestnut lip liner to give it depth. Like it a lot.
    That's how I wear Lolita and it looks link a pinker version of Stone. It's really pretty too! Now I want Bow & Arrow, lol. I kept adding it and deleting it from my cart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cupcake28 View Post
    That's how I wear Lolita and it looks link a pinker version of Stone. It's really pretty too! Now I want Bow & Arrow, lol. I kept adding it and deleting it from my cart.
    Which version of Lolita do you have? I want the dark brown-toned one everyone hates lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shars View Post
    Which version of Lolita do you have? I want the dark brown-toned one everyone hates lol.
    LOL, I like it too. I have the current one (3rd batch), but mine looks darker than the pic. When I pair it with chestnut, it definitely gives off that matte mauve 90's vibe. I love it!

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    Hi Ladies, When will someone come out with a purple highlight powder for berry and plum blushes? When will someone come out with a true red/auburn eyebrow wax/gel? That's all I have right now . Lol! Gotta go revive my neglected blog. One more! Why don't WOC brands send more of their products to WOC blogs to review? ABH cosmetics is making a killing sending products to whomever is generating a buzz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shars View Post
    Which version of Lolita do you have? I want the dark brown-toned one everyone hates lol.
    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyGirlDoc View Post
    Hi Ladies, When will someone come out with a purple highlight powder for berry and plum blushes? When will someone come out with a true red/auburn eyebrow wax/gel? That's all I have right now . Lol! Gotta go revive my neglected blog. One more! Why don't WOC brands send more of their products to WOC blogs to review? ABH cosmetics is making a killing sending products to whomever is generating a buzz
    MAC Full of Joy and Black Radiance Baked Blush in Plum Sorbet make excellent blush toppers or highlighters with/for plum/berry/purple blushes for WOC

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkcrush View Post
    MAC Full of Joy and Black Radiance Baked Blush in Plum Sorbet make excellent blush toppers or highlighters with/for plum/berry/purple blushes for WOC
    I will check it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazmin View Post
    I recently signed up for a blogging course as I've been contemplating starting a beauty blog. Fortunately, I can start it when convenient and go at my own pace. Once things at work streamline a bit, I'm going to start the course.
    Awesome, my blog has been defunct for 5 years LOL. Who is the course through?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shars View Post
    Which version of Lolita do you have? I want the dark brown-toned one everyone hates lol.
    :lol: that's the one I have and it's amazing!! When people were originally raving about Lolita I kept trying it on and hating it. Then I randomly tried it again and suddenly it was this beautiful pinky brown, non-ashy looking lippie! I didn't want to say anything because it seems like a very sensitive subject around these parts lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DILLIGAF View Post
    I know someone is going to consider this blasphemous, but I'm putting Violetta and Show Orchid in my B2M bag. I love the colors but I'm no longer fond of the finish. I'd rather use them to get something I really want. There are other companies,even MAC that makes those colors in a finish that I like more. I still haven't properly moved in to my new place but when I do there will be a major makeup purge. There is too much out there I want and I already have so much.
    I bought Show Orchid when it was still pro, stared at it for a year in my collection without wearing it outside, and finally B2M it. The old me would've thrown that bad boy on sans liner on a Tuesday and went right to work (and I work in what should be a fairly serious environment lol). The more refined me just couldn't pull it off enough to keep it.

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