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new lips for summer
Hi ladies! I'm looking for a bold new lip colour for the summer and I also want it to be long lasting and moisturizing. Does anyone have any suggestions or favourites worth trying out?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ImImImIm,   My personal favorite lipstick right now is the Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in  Obsessed - sheer baby pink. It's super pigmented and lasts... see post
HEY MAY FAVE-O-RITES ! YAY !!
is it too early for this ? nahhh.   this month i have two lipsticks that have caught my heart: NARS audacious lipstick, dominique. my "new nude" if you will. BESAME lipstick, noir red. the color of dried blood. dream come true. i've also fallen in love with a couple of eye products:  BOBBI BROWN cream eyeshadow sticks. these are my favorite eyeshadow sticks i've tried. absolute convert.  BOBBI BROWN long wear eyeliner. this stuff is good.  i got both of those product in the bobbi brown promo and i'm so happy i went for it because, as i said, i'm a convert !!   i went into a weird shop last week and found a brand of incense i haven't seen in literally a decade. so i have managed to make my place smell as it did a decade ago, which is both lovely and an interesting trip down nostalgia lane.    OH and another lip product: SMITH'S (rosebud perfume co.) rose & mandarin lip balm (i got the one in the tube, not the tin). now, usually i'm against petroleum products on my face but i do make an exception for on my lips for when i'm sleeping. just locks in the moisture which is what i need. this "flavor" is just so dang good. mandarin and rose is not necessarily a combo you'd think of being particularly enticing, but they're two of my favorite scents ! so i had to give it a go. and i'm so glad i did. def check it out !! edited to add: BUMBLE & BUMBLE hairdresser's invisible oil--the whole range of products. i really really love the shampoo and conditioner. received this as the 500 pt perk and fully intend to get full size. leaves my hair clean and light, but not over stripped (highly recommend this line for color treated hair, as well as hair that tends to frizz !!) what else ? i'll add more as i think of it. how about you guys ? anything particular pull at your heartstrings this month ?  
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hey notcreative, Are you thinking of purchasing the BB Gel Mattifying Anti-Blemish Treatment? I have heard good things about it!  see post
5 Things/Products You are Obsessed with right now .
Lately I have been going over my purchases and I noticed a tiny trend - I am obsessed with some things more than others.   So what are your 5 things/products that you are obsessed with lately (it could be anything - from food to clothing to makeup, etc)?   Mine are: - Skin care (Algenist, face masks, and serums) - Purses (bought 4 purses in one year, and continuing to look .. smh) - Starbucks (holiday drinks) - NARS creamy concealer - Bite Beauty
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BEAUTY MAVEN Boadicea / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have fine hair too and I wanted to share a new haircare HG - Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream.  see post
I have a tattoo on my side and I want to cover it up for a special occasion what would you suggest ?
Hip
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JadaMilan,   I highly recommend the Dermablend Quick Fix Body! This stuff will cover just about anything including tattoos!  Featuring camo-pigments® technology, ... see post
Cutting down on blow drying time.
Hi ladies! I am hoping to get some advice on reducing my hair drying time. I have long thick straight hair with a slight wave to it and it takes me about 25 min to dry my hair. I researched and purchased a T3 featherweight dryer which has helped a little. I am wondering if there is any products that I can use before blow drying to also help speed this process up. I also use the chi silk infusion daily which I love but it does not help with this problem.  Any help would be appreciated. Thank you 😊
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BEAUTY MAVEN Boadicea / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Oribe Royal Blowout Spray! It is supposed to reduce blow drying time. see post
Toddlers and Makeup
My 3 year old son is fascinated by makeup. He will literally sit and watch me get ready for work, he loves the colors, and he likes how soft the brushes are.  I love taking him into Sephora with me, he loves to swatch colors on our hands. You best believe that we go straight to the MUFE tester pans. He's very good about it. Not messy, but entranced by makeup. I've also had some women make some hateful comments directed toward myself, and I'm sure they say something about my son, but if I heard it, I wouldn't be here to talk to all you lovelies!   My question is, has anyone had a good/bad experience taking their toddler with them? Do your children like to put makeup on you? 
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BEAUTY PRO Tracib1981 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I think that the mother in this case should have been focusing a little more on her daughter. I will give her that. But as someone who is now raising 2 kids that are not... see post
What shades are best for me?? I'm 1Y07 Color Match
I would like to purchase both the NARS Multiple and YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch.  However, I don't know what shades would look best on me.  Color Match IQ says I'm 1Y07
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi anastasia3030,   I would recommend  4.5 Luminous Sand - for medium complexions with pink undertones in the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch and ... see post
Clarisonic Mia Wreaked Havoc On My Skin
So I bought the Mia during Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty. I've been blessed with having pretty amazing skin, but since I'm turning 30 this year have tried to step up my skincare game and had read rave reviews about all things Clarisonic, so I decided to take advantage of the great deal.   To make a long story short, after using it everyday, after 6 weeks my skin was still "purging" and I had developed what best be described as cystic acne (along my cheek bones, chin and forehead). I spoke with the skin care specialist at my local Sephora who advised that the purge period should have been over and that I should perhaps return the Clarisonic.   I returned it about over a month ago, and returned to my old skin care regime, but the cystic acne won't go away. It's like I now have permanent bumps all along my cheek bones and as someone who used to be able to go foundation free 90% of the time, I truly do not know what to do.   Has anyone else experienced this? I'd love any/all advice on how to best treat this!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I never had a purging period. Seems like you dived in too fast.    It would be best to see a dermatologist now. They can figure out what happened and give recommendati... see post
I use Make Make Up Forever Pro finish
Hello.  I use Make Up Forever Pro Finish #125.  I want to switch to a Duo Mat color.  What color would you suggest is closest to #125?  Thank you!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mamabeartoo,   I would recommend  199 - Beige Rose in the Make Up For Ever  Duo Mat Powder Foundation! This is a very similar shade with the same undertones as #1... see post
Will there be a Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit for 2015?
i think the sun safety kits were out the first week of May in 2014, so hoping that means that we have less than a month til they are out in 2015. Any word on a release date yet? I love the sun safety kits!!
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HALL OF FAMER lachaton / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
At least there's only one tanning item this year. I remember there was a lot of negative feedback about that last year, so it seems like Sephora listened by including le... see post
Silicone-Free and Talc-Free Foundation Recommendations?
Hi all, recently I've discovered that silicone and talc both wreak havoc on my face and I end up with terrible breakouts. I've been using a great silicone free primer from clarins but now I'm on the hunt for a foundation to fit my needs. Does anyone have a recommendation for something that is both silicone and talc free? I've tried the Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme but it made me really oily by the end of the day. I also tried Bare Minerals but they don't have a good color match for my skin tone. My skin is sensitive, acne prone, and combination leaning more towards the oily side. Thanks!
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Foundation looks great 3-4 ft away, horrible, cakey, and flakey close up.
Is foundation supposed to look "flawless" close up?  I use a pressed powder foundation from MAC, as with liquid (such as tarte Amazonian clay) I begin to get oily.  I've applied with both brushes and the beauty blender.  Somehow, it looks *great* at a distance, but when I lean in to look closer at the mirror, like when I'm applying eyeliner, it looks horrible.  Usually I wouldn't mind, but when I'm talking to people, I wonder whether they're at a distance to see the calmness of my makeup.   I can't imagine that I'm "applying it wrong".  I literally take the beauty blender, swirl it around in the compact, and press it into my face.  And this is after using the green smashbox photo finish primer.   Oh - and I've also tried RCMA.  FORGET IT!  That stuff is even worse!  My whole face is tiny little flakes in no time.   Thanks.
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BEAUTY BOSS kelloua / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
When you say your skin looks horrible, what do you mean.  Is it just the flaking or are there other issues?  Sometimes I think it's just about finding the right formulat... see post
Dior SkinFlash Pen Empty?
Hi!   Can't find an answer to this in the product's Q&A so I thought I should ask here:  When the Dior SkinFlash Radiance Booster Pen is empty, does it stop clicking or does it simply not dispense anymore product?  I read at least one review saying their pen wouldn't dispense product unless they kept the applicator clean by washing it regularly.  I wish I could see how much product was still in the pen.     Thanks for any help!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi NailsForLife,   If your product is empty, it will continue to click even if nothing is coming out. If you have been using this product for a while and no product ... see post
GLO Brilliant™ Personal Teeth Whitening Device
  I purchased this last week, and it arrived today.  I will do a multi-post review on this item since there seems to be limited information related to this product, and most reviews are a few years old.    Product arrived in the typical Sephora shipment box.  The kit is packaged nicely in a blue box, and the device comes in a zippered case.  Everything arrived intact, and the device is currently charging. Instructions, and other reviews I have watched online say the charging will take about 4 hours.  First impressions, the zippered case was a nice touch and I like that everything is in one place.  
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HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The zippered case *is* the traveling bag, and it's pictured on the product page. And yeah... the dock is for a different, much older version. They should take that out o... see post
Full coverage concealer for acne
I have acne in a v-shape. from my cheeks to chin. I have more acne scars then acne though. very little bumps =( sporadically spread in that area. Is there a full coverage concealer you recommend? Matte? Liquid? Please help im desperate=(
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BEAUTY BOSS kelloua / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Laura Mercier's secret camouflage is my HG for acne cover up.  It has a nice, thick consistency that covers well and lasts.  I also like that you get two colors in a com... see post
Show Me Your Audacious Collection
Beauties, how Audacious have you gotten?    I need to get some of these and am going to swatch tomorrow.   If you have Audacious lippies, show us what colors you've picked up, and share what other colors you're still lusting after.   Just from looking at swatch sheets last month, (on Temptalia I think) I saw about 15 I wanted   How about you?   Also, hat tip to jemly for inspiring this thread   ETA: My current roster below.         Catherine, Juliette, Grace, Natalie, Anna, Dominique, Vanessa, Brigitte, Barbara, Jane,                                                                       Janet, Vera, Vivien, Lana, Geraldine, Jeanne, Bette, Olivia, Leslie, Deborah, Rita, Ingrid, Liv
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HALL OF FAMER armybeauty / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
They are! I've only used each one once or twice... maybe three times. I have a lot of lippies to wear... ;) see post
What are you wearing today?
Was asked to post an updated thread. Let's continue the fun shall we?   What are you wearing today?   1. nars sheer glow foundation, mont blanc 2. perricone md no bronzer bronzer 3. urban decay eyeshadow primer potion, original 4. too faced chocolate bar palette 5. benefit theyre real mascara 6. rimmel london stay matte powder, natural 7. benefit dallas 8. nars blush, sin 9. buxom full on lipstick, las vegas
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HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Is your new job being Ariel's doppleganger? see post
Anyone want to trade perfume for makeup or skincare?
Anyone want to trade, i have some perfume, would you be interested in any of the following... unopened new bottle of pink sugar oz (41.00), 2 small bottles of polo - #2 (25.00) and # 4 (25.00) unused and unopened. I also have a bottle of shame used 1x- oz (110.00). Looking for makeup or palettes... skin care. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here's the trade thread :)   http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/Trade-Thread-8-May-June-2015/m-p/1985321#M53450 see post
Best eye makeup remover for Ciate Triple Shot
Love the Ciate Triple Shot mascara but it is impossible to completely remove using Sephora eye makeup remover (rubbing,washing, rubbing again) anyone tried anything else as I'm tired of using so much remover and cotton pads everyday
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neacail / NEWCOMER / replied
I like Clinique's Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips and BI-FACIL - Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover by Lancome.   They're both two "two-part" (fo... see post
Foundation for prom??
Hello everyone   My senior prom is on Friday, and I need a photo friendly foundation to wear. (Im terrified of having a white cast in photos...)I'd prefer to stay away from matte foundations and go more for dewy since I wanna look glowy lol and plus, I have dry skin. I'd also need medium to full coverage, because I have dark marks from acne.   Any suggestions? I'm thinking about asking for samples just for prom because I don't have the money to spend on foundation right now. Thank you!    P.s. if you guys have any dewy makeup routine tips, let me know please
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Fawty / NEWCOMER / replied
If you want a dewy look I would check out a Youtube video by Amanda Ensing called "Dewy Skin & Eyes Tutorial" it's a great video! see post
Now that summer is fast approaching, what do you change about your skincare/makeup routine?
Hello lovelies,   I'm curious about this. I do change my skincare and makeup routines.   I do way less face oils in the summer since my skin gets super oily when it's hot. So maybe Josie Maran Aragan Oil a few times a week in the evening instead of every night the rest of the year.   I also depend way more on on BB cream (I love Maybelline Dream Finish BB Cream) and my NARS Concealer Stick for daily coverage. I also don't opt so much for a full face of makeup during the work week. I definitely still do mascara, liner, blush, but I do more lip glosses than lipsticks. But I still love my bright lip colors. If I do eye shadow, it's maybe one neutral color.   Of course, if I'm going out in the evening, it's full everything!   What about you?
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BEAUTY PRO Sprytely / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I moved to the South 3 years ago and going from extremely hot and humid to extremely air conditioned is still something I'm getting used to. Overall I tend to need to wo... see post
SUMMER 2015 COLLECTIONS
Just starting this new thread to keep us updated on all new collections, launches and releases for Summer; following up the Spring Collections thread you can check out here   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /Spring-2015-Collections/td-p/1825800   I’ll leave here what we already found for this upcoming summer season   MAC Wash and Dry LE Spoiler (Highlight to read) Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkins Summer 2015 (found by  lachaton) Guerlain Summer by Terracotta 2015 Fall Collections -  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /FALL-2015-COLLECTIONS/m-p/1927188#M95163  
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
NP ;) I can't wait to see them in stores. In Canada I think it's June 11th....  Sooooo many I wanna swatch lol. see post
Serum recommendation
Hi all! I just ran out of my Estee Lauder Serum (Perfectionist) and was looking for a recommendation on a new serum. My skin is combination but gets quite dry at times so I can't use anything that would enhance dryness.My main "concerns" is aging and lines (i'm 31 so they're not terrible but they're there) and making my skin look nice. I turn to you all for reco's because i've done a lot of research and i'm having trouble figuring out what to use. Whenever I think I found a good one, I research the ingredients to find there is not a high enough dose to make it effective (for example - I thought the Dior dreamskin serum would be a great one and liked the way it felt, but when I researched the ingredients, it didnt' get good reviews). So I just want to see what has worked for others. I've used prob 10 different serums over the course of my life. I love Skinceuticals but it's too pricey and not sold from Sephora so looking for something else   I'm also almost out of moisturizer so if you have a reco' of a moisturizer that goes well with the serum, please let me know. I find that most of the research I do on moisturizers before buying them, shows they lose their potency super quickly when they're in a jar format.   Thanks all
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BEAUTY WHIZ aaks1985 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hey Bblinbabe, quick question, other than aging and lines (which you said are minimal given that you're 31), what is your next concern? skin looking nice = radiance? fi... see post
New Glamglow FLASHMUD mask to be released this summer!!!
New GlamGlow Flashmud mask to be released this summer in June according to the sneak peak/tease that was posted on their facebook page!!!   UPDATE!!! GlamGlow facebook page just posted a link to a InStyle dot com  review on this product.   Some of the things they wrote are:   "Flashmud is jam-packed with potent ingredients like white birch leaf, white wild rose flower, lactic acid derived from sugarcane, and white peony root among many other glow-inducing actives, which give an immediate luminous effect as soon as you wash the mask off."   "The mud itself has tiny exfoliating granules blended into the formula, which act as a pre-mask scrub; you can literally work the mud in circular motions on your face to open your pores and allow more ingredients to be absorbed, then allow your complexion to soak in its magic for 10 minutes"     What are your thoughts ?
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HALL OF FAMER hadtotryit / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just adding this screen shot to show the price.  1.7 oz $69.00 US   see post
Deals too good to pass Up!
The only thing I love more than shopping is getting a great deal.  I've created a website with the same name as this thread.  If you share here and want to keep the deal exclusive to BT readers, just write for BT only in the post.   I will heart every deal I see .  If your deal does not have a heart from me, I have not seen it yet.  A heart with no comment means I already had your deal on my site or decided not to list it.   Should I use your deal, I will thank you here.  Thanks again to everyone who shares!    If you find something full priced that is new and awesome, share it here.   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Spring -Summer-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/m-p/1 ...    
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HALL OF FAMER lnum / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
MAY MADNESS BEAUTY HAULS 2015
Following a wonderful month of April deals comes MAY, one of the most colourful months of the year for me!!   I love all the fun sets and gorgeous shades that pop up in May!   May makes me want to clean out colours I'm not using and stock up on some gorgeous new shades!   i hope everyone has an a-may-zing month!!!  😛    
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Can't help you there; sorry!  I'm not even close to finishing my current serum and face wash.  I just know I love PTR products in general and, for that price, I'm squirr... see post
In search of a sunscreen that wont break out my face!
Hellooo!    Every summer when I go to put sunscreen on my face on pool or beach days my face breaks out within the hour. Not just little bumps on my face but large break outs that take weeks to go away. I have tried every sunscreen from target and Walgreens and they all have the done the same thing to my face. I have finally decided to splurge on a higher end sunscreen with the hope that my face wont break out for the whole summer. I have oily/combo sensitive acne prone skin if that helps.   What are you recommendations for sunscreens?   -Fabiola 
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neacail / NEWCOMER / replied
For daily protection for my aging, oily, acne prone skin I use Dermalogica's "Oil Free Matte." It is broad spectrum spf 30. It is part of the company's "mediBac Clearing... see post
Pressed Powder Suggestions?
I need a new pressed powder. Any suggestions?   Thanks!
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BEAUTY PRO BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
My fav is Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation! It smells so good and looks really nice on my skin. http://www.sephora.com/cocoa-powder-foundation-P387591?skuId=1625987 see post
Promo
I need the best promo code to use
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BEAUTY PRO BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Go check out the thread that BaseballMommy linked. Search through all the options at the top and see what appeals to you. I always go for the multiple samples or ones I ... see post
Dried out Dipbrow?
I've had my dipbrow for maybe 2 months now and it's starting to dry out. Is there any way I can fix it or do I need to get a new one?
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BEAUTY MAVEN Charmander3 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Most brow items have a lifespan of 3 months. see post