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Best foundation for combo/dry skin?
Hi there!   I am here to discuss, based on users' experiences, what is the best foundation for combo/dry skin. I am a 16-year-old teenager that is getting tired of drugstore foundations. It makes me look cakey, it rubs off easily and never stays on. More importantly, they don't help my skin. Due to hormonal changes, I am unfortunately leaning towards the dry territory. My eyebrows are the worst. I have brown hair, but instead of having brown eyebrows they're white from the constant flakiness around my eyebrows, in my eyebrows and eyelids. This all started once hot weather appeared. Before that, I was just pure dry during the winter. My face would burn or would have a burning sensation from dry skin. It was so bad that you could see the flakiness from miles away (exaggerating, of course). My friends kept telling about it. Way before that, I was nothing but oily. Right now, my face is a bit oily, but it's more on the dry side. As I'm writing this post, my face feels like cement but it has some oiliness going on. Any foundations out there to help my situation? I don't have a budget.
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Mirelasa / NEWCOMER / replied
I used to exfoliate my face. It just seemed to dry out my face even further than I could imagined. I was using a kit from Murad. An employee from Sephora recommended me ... see post
Jumping for Joy! July Hauls!
Hey, I am excited to start a thread on July hauls. Please excuse me for starting this early! I promise I have a good excuse, it's my birthday tomorrow! The first of JULY! And I have never started a Haul thread. Figured it might be an excuse  
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BEAUTY MASTER BaseballMommy / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
My Bite buttercream lipstick last month came from a place of sorrow from missing 006. see post
Separate rooms for Make overs
Just an idea but one I would love to see. I always see make overs happening in the middle of the store. And although all the make up is there and others can watch for educational purposes I never had one done because its so open. Having a private consultation in a separate room would be ideal. You wouldn't have to worry about people watching you and you could be more comfortable asking questions. Is this a possibility? How many of you would like to see this? If you got a make over was it a good experience?
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BEAUTY WHIZ darkiceis / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I completely agree. The beauty studio would look great if it were to the side against a wall with individual "stations" or in the corner of the store away from foot traf... see post
RANDOM THOUGHTS : BEAUTY
Ok so I've been wanting to make this thread for a while. I've also been wanting to start a "random thoughts" thread...but I figured I'd separate the categories so that at least the "beauty" one is on the front page, rather than hidden in off topic. So, have a beauty-related thought but don't think it's worth starting a thread about ? Post it here !   today I got a facial at an extraordinarily nice spa. A real treat. And the results were immediate and truly great. But guys: she pulled out a clarisonic and a foamy cleanser for that first initial cleanse, and I nearly had a heart attack. Great for a lot of people but most of you know how I feel about those things !!!!!! Overall, as I said, it was great and my skin is happy. But sheesh.
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HALL OF FAMER blackkitty2014 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
About a year back, I heard the radio keeps rambling on about the Kardashian. I didn't know who they are. But  until now I still don't understand how they got famous and ... see post
DealsTooGoodtoPassUp
Welcome back to the deal sharing fun!   Deals shared here may also be posted to my blog (same name as the thread) unless you write for BT only.  If I share your deal, I will always thank you here.   I will heart every deal I see without an outside link to acknowledge it.   A heart with no comment mean I already have the deal or am deciding not to list it.  Thanks for sharing.   Done sharing!  Now, use these deals and haul!  My favorite hauls are always from the deals we all share.   If you find something full priced that is new and awesome, share it here.   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Autumn -Winter-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/m-p/2 ...
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HALL OF FAMER bea0t / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
MrsLisha it's another online beauty store. I want to purchase a few acrylic organizers they have, check it out. www dot ladymoss dot com ;) see post
JUBILANT JUNE FAVORITES
....i used 'jubilant'. i waited all month for this (for those who know what i'm talking about). I MEANT TO USE "JAUNTY". I SHOULD NOT MAKE POSTS AFTER HAVING A SAKE COCKTAIL. fail.   ok....what have been my favorite things this month ???   PIXI glow tonic . i only got this toward the end of the month, but i love it. i use it in the morning before i put on any serum/oil and moisturizer (typically after i use the CLINIQUE *mild* clarifying lotion, if i happen to use it in the morning, sometimes i don't). it smells really nice yet not overbearing at all. can be sprayed over makeup to refresh your foundation if it's looking a bit patchy / dehydrated. totally works ! ....which leads me to CLINIQUE mild clarifying lotion . this is the only one in the range that does not contain alcohol. i wish it were called something different, actually, because the clarifying lotions have SUCH a reputation. but with consis use over the past month, i've found that some stubborn congestion on my chin has gone away completely, due to the salicylic acid. while things like the FAB pads give good 'glow' and help with gentle exfoliation (with the glycolic and lactic acid), the salicylic is good for stubborn unclogging. NYX lip liner in pale pink . it is quite pale, almost greyish pink. but because it leans grey rather than blue, it doesn't look garish or too "barbie" (which is great for a lot of women but not on me). just a unique color which is a good base for nudey pink lips (particularly with the slightly warmer MAC honey love, my go-to and always-favorite.) SEPHORA COLLECTION eyeliner in 'strawberry macaroon' . perfect waterline color. can look very natural, but also great for smokey eye looks because it gives a bit of that heroin chic sheen when contrasted with darker liner/shadows. can't beat the price. i put this in my favorites a couple months ago, i think, but i've only been using it regularly this month. i'd be remiss in not mentioning it again.   SHISEIDO wetforce spf 50 . because it works. and i really needed something that works WELL while in hawaii. i'm proof because i easily could've turned full-lobster if using anything less effective.  BUMBLE AND BUMBLE hairdresser's invisible oil shampoo, conditioner and hair "primer" . this is the only shampoo and conditioner i've used all month (which isn't saying much as i only wash my hair once a week, really, but still)-- with the slight exception of putting AVEDA dry remedy hair masque on the ends (which i will consider a monthly favorite, too). my hair is more manageable than it's been the entirety of my growing-out process. i've loved any b&b shampoo and conditioner i've tried, really. highly recommend. edited to add: sake cocktails . because they taste like whatever heaven you mix the sake with (in this case: watermelon juice and lavender) and leave you feeling STUPID and happy.    alright ! how about you guys ?
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BEAUTY SAVANT dalidyli / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Great list! I'm loving the beach tint in guava and pretty much everything Sunday Riley. see post
BECCA-CHAMPAGNE POP BRONZER.
Good Morning, I was interested in puchasing the BECCA Champagne pop bronzer.  I don't see it available on the site....can you assist me with this please?
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BEAUTY MASTER jen143xo / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
if by some chance i see it available i will let you know.  see post
Have you ever felt like you were being shamed for what you spend at Sephora?
Yes, I enjoy beauty and I spend a lot at Sephora, but while shopping at the Westfarms Mall in CT on Friday, I felt like I was being shamed by one employee for reaching the Rouge level so early in the year.   I was at the checkout and the associate that was assisting me was wonderful and very cheery, and when she scanned my card she told me that I had re-qualified for Rouge.  When the associate next to her heard, she said "What, already?" in such a condescending tone.  The client she was assisting asked what that was and the associate said "She already spent $1,000 here since January!" and the two of them went on talking about how much money that is and how could someone spend that much so quickly.  Then of course they scoffed when they heard me being told I have over 5,000 points.  Everything about it made me feel like junk.     I have never felt this way shopping in store, but I felt so embarrassed after this encounter that I just wanted to get out of there and not go back.  I am not ashamed about what I spend my money on, because of course I only buy what I can afford and that is nobody's business but my own.  I generally choose to shop at Sephora because I have had good experiences in the past, but I feel like I will probably find another Sephora location to go to, or do my shopping online and at other retailers where I feel more comfortable.   Has anything like this ever happened to you in store?  I would feel a little better if I weren't the only one that has had to go through something like this!
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IT GIRL neldadelina / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I used to be spoiled at the freestanding sephora stores in San Antonio. Now that I have moved the closest sephora is a SIJCP and have been slowly taking my purchases onl... see post
Alert BT of Good Samples you spot that are available in Sephora's Samples
I know what constitutes as a good sample is subjective but thought it would be a good idea to have a thread for this. 
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BEAUTY GURU Brie514 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
This + Beauty Blender have made it so I can do a light contour in 2 mins. Sooo handy on those days when you don't have too much time.  I wish they sold the highlighter s... see post
MOTD: Mask Of The Day!
I thought it'd be fun to create a thread where we share our 'mask faces'! I'd love to see how lovely & silly you all look with masks on It'd be great if you mention the name of the mask you are using as well!   I'll start things off!   Tonight I am using the Lush Magnaminty mask  
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BEAUTY SAVANT dalidyli / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I can't for Mrs. White! My all time favorite movie. see post
Empties
I love seeing other peoples empties! So I decided to make a board where people could post pictures of their empties, or just tell us about them! I'd also be interested in knowing whether you're repurchasing anything or not.
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It smelled delicious.  I actually wondered if they discontinued it, because people got sick when they ate it. see post
Sephora inside JCP exclusive sets and perks!
Starting a new thread for Sephora inside JCP exclusives!   They often have some awesome sets and exclusive perks, so if you have one near you, it's definitely worth checking out!   Aaaaaaand starting with these two!   JCP exclusive Favorites Set: Ultimate Cleanse $34 for 8 deluxe samples (honestly all a little bigger than deluxe samples) AND you get a certificate to redeem for a full-item (listed below)!  I honestly think this is the first time they've included a certificate in a non-mascara or fragrance kit, and I'm SO EXCITED (and definitely went and bought the set immediately after work today).   And here are the values of the full-sized products! Algenist 5 oz Cleanser $38 Boscia 5 oz Cleansing Oil $28 Dr. Jart+ 8.4 oz Dermaclear $32 Josie Maran 6 oz Argan Cleansing Oil $32 Murad 6.75 AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser $36 OleHenriksen 7 oz African Red Tea Cleanser $30 Peter Thomas Roth 8 oz Cleansing Gel $38 Philosophy 8 oz Purity Cleanser $24   Aaaaannndd second! Sephora is forever spotty with promotional emails, but check your inbox, you may have received this email! I just grabbed mine today and it's ADORABLE, looks just like the picture. It unfortunately is only one per email, and you have to scan the barcode in the "print offer" link so you can't forward it to your friends, but you got the email, definitely go get yours!   I'll update this as things pop up! If you find anything great from Sephora inside JCP, feel free to share it on here!
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BEAUTY SAVANT dalidyli / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I was able to get the luggage tag, ptr, and ole eye gel. The wonderful sa Made every sample of matte primer they had and some tinted moisturizers too. I had a great expe... see post
sephora + hakuhodo
Does anyone know when the Sephora + Hakuhodo brushes are going to be released?
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BEAUTY BOSS Libellules / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
You're welcome, though I'm sorry it isn't the most helpful. see post
Bite Beauty Maple Collection? (Canada exclusive)
A few photos showed up on my instagram through Beautezine, and apparently there is a Canada-Exclusive lip collection coming out in July for the fall from Bite, let's call it the Maple Collection. It apparently features 5 matte lipsticks with a maple scent, and a Maple Agave Lip Mask. So jealous, I'd love to get my hands on a maple-scented agave lip mask! Here are the photos that Beautezine posted on her instagram:     and swatches:  
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HALL OF FAMER StyleLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I kind of want them all...I wish they'd release a set with all of the shades, they're gorgeous! see post
Jaclyn Hill BECCA collab!
Did everyone see? Jaclyn Hill and BECCA have collaborated on "Champagne Pop" Shimmering Skin Perfector! Set to release on Sephora, July 2nd! Get those credit cards ready ladies! 
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BEAUTY GURU brennab / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Just as I was giving up hope...order placed! Happy girl :-) see post
Tom Ford Updates
Hey Beauties- We have ALOT of threads around here for Tom Ford products. I figured I'd start one thread where we can update each other on items as they come out or we see them available.    For all my UK'ers, or people willing to pay for shipping from the UK, Harrods has Softcore and Nude Dip from the Fall collection available right now. Happy Shopping! 
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HALL OF FAMER jcmb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's so stinky! see post
Autumn/Winter 2015 Found in the Wild "New"
Ok BT, what did you find today? Sticky plug to a FABULOUS thread. Found a  Deal ? Post it here - http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/DealsTooGood toPassUp/td-p/2052410 Feel free to post if you find something from your favorite brand. Link to the item, and let us know the price, and brief description so that folks can at a glance decide if they want to clickie to <3 Love or $$ Buy. ^-^ Most new items get listed on Tuesday evenings through Wednesday. Here is the retired thread in case you wanted to reference: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Spring -Summer-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/td-p/ ...   I'm doing my best to check everything. This is a tad more difficult with very established and broad brands like Estee Lauder, Clinique, and Bobbi Brown that have deep selections for colors. Your help in spotting anything new is appreciated!   SUMMARY FOR JUNE 30th Spoiler (Highlight to read) June 30th AERIN - Matchbox Gift Set $20 USD; Evening Rose Body Cream $58 USD bareMinerals - Pop of Passion™ Lip Oil-Balm $16 USD now in Rose Passion BECCA - Mineral Blush $32 USD now in Nightingale, Hyacinth, Lantana; Ombre Rouge Eye Palette $40 USD; Shimmer Brick $45 USD now in Pink Sunset Bobbi Brown - Hot Collection - Art Stick $26 USD now in Pink; Lip Balm $20 USD; Telluride Eye Palette $52 USD CLINIQUE - Charcoal Face Wash $20 USD Estée Lauder - Modern Muse Le Rouge 1oz spray, 1.7 oz spray, 3.4 oz spray Giorgio Armani - Acqua di Gioia Jasmine in EDP Spray 1 oz $45 USD, EDP Spray 3.4 oz $89 Juliette Has a Gun - Not A Perfume now in 1.7 oz $100 USD Kat Von D - Five Fearless Years Limited Edition Tattoo Liner $24 USD in Trooper Lancôme - Youthful Radiance Advanced Genifique Regimen Set $70 USD Marula Deep Moisture Hair Mask Intense Conditioning Treatment 6oz $36 USD; Daily Moisture Mist Leave-In Conditioning Heat Protector 6.7 oz $32 USD NARS - All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation $48 USD now in Santa Fe Omorovicza - Queen of Hungary Mist Special Edition $50 USD philosophy - Ultimate Miracle Worker Eye Cream $70 USD; Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Cream SPF 30 $75 USD Qhemet Biologics (one new item added, the rest at line launch) - Castor & Moringa Softening Serum $13 USD; Amla & Olive Heavy Cream $21 USD; Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter$18 USD; Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee $22 USD; Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea $16 USD; Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee $22 USD; Burdock Root Butter Cream $19 USD; Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm $19 USD Radical Skincare - Youth Infusion Serum $95 USD Ralph Lauren - Supreme Oud in 1.36 ounce EDP Spray, 4.2 oz EDP Spray $125 SEPHORA COLLECTION - Blush 101 Face Palette $28 USD; Bright Set Loose Finishing Powder $16 USD; Bright Set Pressed Finishing Powder $16 USD; Brow Thickener $12 USD in Blonde, Medium Brown, Brunette; Blush Me $10 USD in All Smiles, Crazed and Confused, Out of Control, Young Love; VIB Rouge Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color $16 USD; Oil Infusion Color & Care $14 USD in Fresh Berries, Raspberry Smoothie, Iced Coffee, Bubbly Grenadine, Cherry Cocktail, Tangerine Fizz, Peach Tea, Lavender Creme, Pink Granita; Kiss Me Balm $8 USD now in Pink Bubblegum, Peach Melba; Colorful Blush $15 USD in Secretive, Serene, Jubilant, Love Sick, Passionate, Los Cabos, Fiji, Tranquil; Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer $14 USD, Bavarian Cream, Meringue, Fondant, Buttercream, Parfait, Madeleine, Custard, Palmier, Sable, Eclair, Tatin, Pecanpie, Creme Caramel, Toffee, Dulce de Leche, Pot de creme, Chocolate Souffle, Ganache, Truffle, Devils Food; Eye Pencil to Go $6 Pure White, Dark Grey, Intense Black, Peacock Blue, Night blue, Fresh Violet, Vintage Mauve, Classic Taupe, Chocolate Brown, Golden Khaki; Colorful Wink-It Felt Liner Waterproof $12 USD in Little Black Dress, Cup a Joe, Army Babe, Midnight Navy, Bone White, Baby Blues, Mojito, Blue Moon, Bonfire; Contour Matte Gel Eyeliner Waterproof $12 in All Black Everything, Espresso Your Love, Caffeine Buzz, Steeling Hearts, Navy Baby, White Russian, Sea if I Care, On Wednesdays We Wear Pink, Sly Like a Fox, Beautiful Monster; Colorful Cheek Ink Gel $14 USD in Peony, Plumeria, Orchid, Lotus, Water Lily, Dahlia Skin Inc. - Get Glowin' Brightening Mask $65 USD; Hydrating Shield $45 USD St. Tropez Tanning Essentials - Pro Light $229 USD stila - Wonder Brush For Face And Body $58 USD Versace - Oud Oriental 3.4 oz $200 USD June 30th AERIN - Matchbox Gift Set $20 USD; Evening Rose Body Cream $58 USDbareMinerals - Pop of Passion™ Lip Oil-Balm $16 USD now in Rose PassionBECCA - Mineral Blush $32 USD now in Nightingale, Hyacinth, Lantana; Ombre Rouge Eye Palette $40 USD; Shimmer Brick $45 USD now in Pink SunsetBobbi Brown - Hot Collection - Art Stick $26 USD now in Pink; Lip Balm $20 USD; Telluride Eye Palette $52 USDCLINIQUE - Charcoal Face Wash $20 USDEstée Lauder - Modern Muse Le Rouge 1oz spray, 1.7 oz spray, 3.4 oz sprayGiorgio Armani - Acqua di Gioia Jasmine in EDP Spray 1 oz $45 USD, EDP Spray 3.4 oz $89Juliette Has a Gun - Not A Perfume now in 1.7 oz $100 USDKat Von D - Five Fearless Years Limited Edition Tattoo Liner $24 USD in TrooperLancôme - Youthful Radiance Advanced Genifique Regimen Set $70 USDMarula Deep Moisture Hair Mask Intense Conditioning Treatment 6oz $36 USD; Daily Moisture Mist Leave-In Conditioning Heat Protector 6.7 oz $32 USDNARS - All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation $48 USD now in Santa FeOmorovicza - Queen of Hungary Mist Special Edition $50 USDphilosophy - Ultimate Miracle Worker Eye Cream $70 USD; Ultimate Miracle Worker Multi-Rejuvenating Cream SPF 30 $75 USDQhemet Biologics (one new item added, the rest at line launch) - Castor & Moringa Softening Serum $13 USD; Amla & Olive Heavy Cream $21 USD; Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter$18 USD; Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee $22 USD; Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea $16 USD; Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee $22 USD; Burdock Root Butter Cream $19 USD; Olive & Honey Hydrating Balm $19 USDRadical Skincare - Youth Infusion Serum $95 USDRalph Lauren - Supreme Oud in 1.36 ounce EDP Spray, 4.2 oz EDP Spray $125SEPHORA COLLECTION - Blush 101 Face Palette $28 USD; Bright Set Loose Finishing Powder $16 USD; Bright Set Pressed Finishing Powder $16 USD; Brow Thickener $12 USD in Blonde, Medium Brown, Brunette; Blush Me $10 USD in All Smiles, Crazed and Confused, Out of Control, Young Love; VIB Rouge Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color $16 USD; Oil Infusion Color & Care $14 USD in Fresh Berries, Raspberry Smoothie, Iced Coffee, Bubbly Grenadine, Cherry Cocktail, Tangerine Fizz, Peach Tea, Lavender Creme, Pink Granita; Kiss Me Balm $8 USD now in Pink Bubblegum, Peach Melba; Colorful Blush $15 USD in Secretive, Serene, Jubilant, Love Sick, Passionate, Los Cabos, Fiji, Tranquil; Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer $14 USD, Bavarian Cream, Meringue, Fondant, Buttercream, Parfait, Madeleine, Custard, Palmier, Sable, Eclair, Tatin, Pecanpie, Creme Caramel, Toffee, Dulce de Leche, Pot de creme, Chocolate Souffle, Ganache, Truffle, Devils Food; Eye Pencil to Go $6Pure White, Dark Grey, Intense Black, Peacock Blue, Night blue, Fresh Violet, Vintage Mauve, Classic Taupe, Chocolate Brown, Golden Khaki; Colorful Wink-It Felt Liner Waterproof $12 USD in Little Black Dress, Cup a Joe, Army Babe, Midnight Navy, Bone White, Baby Blues, Mojito, Blue Moon, Bonfire; Contour Matte Gel Eyeliner Waterproof $12 in All Black Everything, Espresso Your Love, Caffeine Buzz, Steeling Hearts, Navy Baby, White Russian, Sea if I Care, On Wednesdays We Wear Pink, Sly Like a Fox, Beautiful Monster; Colorful Cheek Ink Gel $14 USD in Peony, Plumeria, Orchid, Lotus, Water Lily, DahliaSkin Inc. - Get Glowin' Brightening Mask $65 USD; Hydrating Shield $45 USDSt. Tropez Tanning Essentials - Pro Light $229 USDstila - Wonder Brush For Face And Body $58 USDVersace - Oud Oriental 3.4 oz $200 USD  
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BEAUTY GURU grayreb / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
The Sexy on the Run set is already available online, so hopefully the others will be soon. see post
Sephora Show & Tell - What's new Wednesday: July 4th Picks

What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell!

 

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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 malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I used it wet with a really, really, tiny smudging brush that I have :) see post
help folks without eyebrows
How can I achieve a natural looking eyebrow that will last in the hot summer weather? I use Laura Mercier and Anastasia all year but they melt in the summer ...help!
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BEAUTY BUFF krisdin / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
i only have half eyebrows. the tail of my eyebrows somehow decide to stop growing. i use anastasia as well but i find it smudges off very easy especially when i wear hat... see post
Thanks BT, Murad & DDG!
Anyone else get this via UPS today for participating in the SPF chat a few weeks back?  It was a pleasant surprise. I can't use the products because they have chemical SPF ingredients but I will be sure to pass them along in a TSB real soon 
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BEAUTY BOSS molkie / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I received the deluxe sample of Murad Invisiblur today. There was no letter but I assume I received it for participating in the live chat with Dr. Murad. Thanks Sephora ... see post
Best moisturizer for dry irritated flakes on oily skin before applying foundation?
Hi, I have predominately oily skin (T-zone) but numerous dry, flaky, and irritated patches from acne medication and healing acne, especially around my mouth. I use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion before I apply liquid foundation and concealer, but I'm wondering if there is something better out there to reduce the flakiness.    Cerave irritates my skin further, and I can't exfoliate much due to the already irritated skin. I'm happy with the foundation and concealer, it's just the moisturizer I think I can improve on.   Thank you!
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BEAUTY PRO ngilland / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
A couple years ago I was using tazorac, and then later on accutane - I used First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (the one in the tub) morning and night, and layered EltaM... see post
Subscription box photo sharing
I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies!   (I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)
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BEAUTY MASTER jen143xo / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Ipsy sneak peak of my bag (not thrilled, I have 2 Park Ave Tarte bronzers already this will make 3, I already received the cleanser once b4, I dont like the color of the... see post
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation - June 15th!!!
OMG! Have you all heard about the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation?     It isn't out yet and launching June 15th!  I have watched and seen so many reviews on it with my favorite YouTube Beauty Girls...and it looks so flawless and it just has the best reviews.   I was on the Too Faced website, and the price shows $52.00! Which is very pricey for my budget...but would it be same price on Sephora?   I don't buy from Sephora that often.  Usually just when my foundation runs out, I like to try out different foundations.  Right now I am using the Clinique Stay Matte Foundation.  And like it so far...   Would you all switch your foundation to buy the new Too Faced Born This Way?   Any thoughts or comments?
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Project 10 Pan Deluxe Sample Challenge: Summer 2015
Hi everyone! Lately I have noticed my deluxe sample collection has become out of control! I am planning to do a Project 10 Pan Challenge to get through some of them. If anyone hasn't heard of Pan 10, basically you give yourself a set amount of time to use up 10 items. I am focusing on deluxe samples because I have too many- I wouldn't want to do this with my full size items that I don't want to use up! I am planning on also doing a no-buy until I finish this challenge (in theory lol). Anyone want to join in a Pan 10 deluxe samples challenge? With or without the no buy?   If you want to join-document your challenge here! I won't be offended if no one joins up, but I wanted to start this thread to keep myself accountable.   My items: 1. MUFE Smoky Extravagant Mascara 2. Tarte Slenderizer Contour Pencil 3. Benefit Sun Beam 4. Supergoop! CC cream 5. EOS mint lip balm 6. Origins Plantscription Night Cream 7. Boscia Tsubaki Sleeping Mask 8. Boscia Tsubaki Cleansing Powder 9. Nars Galaxy Girl lipstick  10. MAC lip liner in subculture    
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HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I want to join!  I don't have 10 things yet but I'm going to start a list and add as I find stuff :) 1. Murad Rapid Age Spot pigment lightening serum 2. EcoBeauty A Go... see post
Sephora and the canadian market... Here's a list of what went wrong.
I feel like I'm not being respected as a customer. Here's why I'm pissed.   - Extraordinary rewards fiasco (do I need to say more?) - Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed not released as of yet for the canadian market (It will be fixed eventually, please cancel all your plans and refresh the website non-stop until you can FINALLY spend all your money!) - Points value online lesser than $$$ (now fixed but it went on for years!) - Sephora sale last november (tech issues, accusations of racism, no comments from Sephora, the sale had started and for days, canadians couldn't order. All the good stuff was gone when it was finally fixed.) - Duties Are you as pissed as I am? Do you have anything to add to the list?
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IT GIRL jessebinning / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I agree-I lived in the US for a year and just moved back to Canada and the pros of being VIB rouge, customer service, perks, etc are SO worth it in the states but not av... see post
SEPHORA COLLECTION 8 HR Mattifying Compact Foundation
I currently use 21 Petal (R20) SEPHORA COLLECTION 8 HR Mattifying Compact Foundation. With summer I have been getting some sun. What color would be one shade darker?
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Lipstick Playground
Hello there my fellow lipstick junkies!   This thread is a playground for all lipstick junkies out there. A place where we can share anything about our darlings. Because... c'mon! We need our personal space to play, right? Please, feel free to share anything and everything about your lovelies: hand/lip swatches, your staples, must haves, loved ones, not so loved ones, "fails", nasty lil buggers, lipstick of the day , new acquisitions, old flames, experiments, creative stuff, thoughts on lippies, challenges... lots and lots of photos, of course... You get the picture...  "Anything goes!" ( to quote our lovely DiVWA )   Post, share, discus, and the most important thing - have fun!   I declare our lippie playground officially open!     Lippie junkies united!!!
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HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Day 5 of the Independence Day Challenge. Today is Chanel Coco Rouge in Gabrielle. I really like this red; it's an easy wear color and the formula is so balmy.    see post
Are you "trialing" a new product ? Want to talk about it ?
trying new products can be...overwhelming. do you love a product because it works ? can you tell right away if it's performing the way you want it to ? sometimes i'm so happy to finally try something and let my enthusiasm blind my  actual  impression of it (at least at first )   it takes time to come to proper conclusions ! particularly when it comes to skincare, but makeup too.   so here's a thread where we can discuss our experiences while trying a product  for a first time. it can also be a place that people can reference if they're considering a new product.   right now i'm trying a sample of the REN v-cense night cream. i've only used it for 2 nights so far, but i LOVE IT. i love it so much i'm tempted to go ahead and grab it up, but i need to make sure it doesn't break me out over time (it contains shea butter which *can* be a breakout trigger for me, but not necessarily). it smells of frankincense which i adore, but i know for some people would be a turn off.   i'm also checking out the VICHY aqualia thermal serum. i really love the CAUDALIE vinosource s.o.s. thirst quenching serum, and prefer the texture of it to the VICHY, but think the caudalie may break me out slightly (i also was probably overusing it...i was very enthusiastic). so i'm just trying to figure out which i prefer.   how about you ?   __________ post trial edit about the products above: i had to skip on the REN because the shea butter in it was too heavy for my skin. and i suppose buying something simply for the smell isn't the best use of my moola the VICHY aqualia thermal serum, however, is in my permanent arsenal. i've already repurchased once since starting this thread, and have turned a few people on to it too ! 
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BEAUTY GURU kelloua / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
LOL @ the word penetrating and thanks for taking the time to write out all that advice!  Due to acne I've always had a more complicated skincare routine but now that I'v... see post
Foundation
If I wear 2N1 in Estee Lauder Futurist what would be my match in MakeUpForever Lift Foundation?
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