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Deals Too Good to Pass Up (Take 3)
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 means I already have the deal or am deciding not to list it. Thanks for sharing. Repeats are always welcome, so if you're unsure if something was previously posted, post it. People who may have missed it the first time could see the second posting. Don't forget to list the retailer, so everyone knows where to get your deal. If you're posting about something on sale at Sephora, share it here. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Sephora-Sale s-Section-Get-it-Now/m-p/2122832#M44949
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BEAUTY BOSS lysbainch / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Seriously? Not everyone lives near a store, I don't. So annoying. see post
What has happened to the new Kat von d blushes??
Hiya  Does anyone know what has happened to the new Kat von d blushes I can seem to find them? Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) 😢 😢
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BEAUTY BOSS lysbainch / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hmmm, I guess they got pulled because they were pressed too hard and got horrible reviews. Hopefully they will get fixed and be brought back because they looked interest... see post
Do you apply KAT VON D liquid foundation with their powder foundation?
Just bought KAT VON D liquid foundation...can I apply the powder foundation over it to finish me off?
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BEAUTY BOSS Paiigee / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
You're welcome! see post
Back in stock holiday stuff
I get so lost in the longer threads...  Since some of the holiday stuff has gone out of stock (with indications that they will come back in stock) I figured I'd start a thread just for items that come back in stock. UD Spectrum, KVD La Vida Loca, YSL black red, Disney mirrors, D&G Sophia Loren, etc.  I'll post every few days so the thread doesn't disappear but if you see something back in stock please add it here!!!  Then, we won't all need to stock the individual items and threads.
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BEAUTY BOSS Annaihk / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
The Becca Champagne Glow palette is back in stock see post
Beauty Pet Peeves
What are your beauty pet peeves?   Here are a few of mine   When there's a huge hype around an item/brand or your own hype to get something and you get it and you are just meh.   I recently got a few items that were taking FOREVER to get to my house.  Canada Post was sooo slow at processing... the items were stuck with them and the tracking wasn't moving at all.  I was so excited and couldn't wait for them to be delivered and finally the items just showed up (tracking not updated) and I was like meh... not too impressed with what I got.  I thought I'd love it but no... not really. Swatched and sitting in a drawer somewhere... awww that just kills me lol   Another one (and this is for the Canadian girls). When you see free shipping on your favorite beauty products and then notice below in very small font US ONLY. ugh   So what grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!
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BEAUTY BOSS Paiigee / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I decided to try the Biore charcoal self heating one minute mask, because I'd never used a mask before, so I figured, hey it's cheap, has good reviews, and takes a minut... see post
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 HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Love all 4 on you! You look great in the bold reds, and the top right is a softer version...a nice coral. The pink is great! Please tell me the shade! see post
Tatcha Lipsticks
Has anyone tried these?  I just got an email from them announcing their Spring release, the Plum Blossom 23-Karat lipstick.  It's a gorgeous color (rose/nude) and I'm dying to get it.  But for $55?!!?   I figure someone on BT must have tried their lipstick.  I'd love to get some feedback, about their lipsticks in general and/or this color in particular.  I like their skincare, so have high hopes for this, but their lipstick is a mystery to me.  Any help?
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HALL OF FAMER spikeorrn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Arm swatch with CT Amazing Grace and GA 500, & "the presentation".   Obsessively enjoying the anticipation phase... see post
Let's talk about Charlotte Tilbury..
I already have the Filmstar bronze & glow palette but looking into some of her other products.   Does anyone have any experiences they would like to share esp with her Light Wonder Foundation, her blush and the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder? I'm interested in getting these three things but still on the fence about taking the plunge!    Please let me know, many BTers opinions have helped me out on products before Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER KateLovesYSL / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you for the lovely swatches--they pushed me to make my first CT lipstick purchases! Can't wait to try both of them! see post
Morphe Brushes Monthly Brush Club!??
Hi All!     I was looking at getting some new brushes and was looking between Morphe and Sigma for a new foundation brush and I came across that liveglam is starting a Morphe Brush subscription box service that is just for brushes. What do you guys think about it? I don't know if it's really worth it as I don't know too much about Morphe (I was leaning toward Sigma) and if it's worth $20 a month. But I need a overhaul on my brushes as they are getting a little ...shabby and I "want" some new pretties     (any rec. for brushes though for dry skin, using MUFE HD in 120, YSL touche eclat primer, Diorsnow fresh creme global transparency and Besame brightening (for reddness that seems to always peek through)    Cheers      
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Beauty Gift Bag Enthusiasts- Information, Photos and Recommendations
Hey gift bag haulers-I know you are out there! If you are like me and feel compelled to purchase every department store and boutique gift bag event, this is the place to share your info, pictures, decisions, reviews and more. I just went for the Bergdorf Goodman Be Beautiful bag and will post my picture down below in a little bit. There are more of these GWP bags coming up and I would love to discuss your favorites, what the gifts bags have or will contain. I even have the idea that we could possible negotiate swaps between the gift bags and potentially go in to share a bag (split the gift and $250 purchase) for example..Lots to discuss!   Dates-please post any info that you get and I will try to update   Neiman Marcus Beauty Event February 11th 2016- gift with purchase, gifts and buy in TBA   Space NK- TBA I believe it is coming up in February   Barney's Gift bag- February/March (there is already a thread for this specific event, so just mentioning it)   Let's gift it up!!!
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HALL OF FAMER TriesToBoClassy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Whoa.. they just keep coming.. :) see post
The Deals To Good to Pass Up Deal Sharers Traveling Box
*The waitlist is open. There are already 11 confirmed participants with 3 pending. Since we have a full roster, I will probably start this around mid to late February. I will post the box contents and the planned start date about a week before I ship to give everyone a chance to specify if the start date or contents require them to shuffle. Once everyone is comfortable in their spot, we will exchange addresses. Your official spot will be confirmed once I and the person in front of you has your address.   This box is open to deal lovers who regularly contribute to the Deals Too Good to Pass Up Thread . I know some people are faster at sharing deals, so even those who contribute to conversations (I love reading the conversations almost as much as the deals) without posting deals are eligible. It does not matter if you're relatively new to the boards or trades (I am not looking at hearts or posting history) as long as you're active in the thread.   None of the boxes I've seen look too similar to this one in that they're drug store exclusive (like the lovely dolceloure), genre specific, mostly high-end (like my friend Kateye7), deluxe exclusive, open to used items, etc. I'd like to consider this one a deal box. Regardless of how you came upon the deal (subscription box, kit, GWP, purchased it, etc) or what size it is (foil, deluxe, full-size, etc), it is ok as long as it is new.      Guidelines   Spoiler (Highlight to read) If you have contributed often, I will know who you are. I read all the main posts and most of the sub-posts. If I do not know who you are or you have not contributed enough, I will not hold a spot for you. My intent is to have a box where deal lovers share items they do not want with people who may have helped them score a deal at one time or another. If you have not discussed deals with others, there are a number of other boxes open right now.   Round one will be US only. If we have a round two, I will ship the box to Canada as long as one of the Canadian members is willing to ship it back to US. The first 10 spots in each round will be set aside for each country. Between Rounds, I will remove items people in the next round are not interested in (by posting and giving them three days to ask for what we keep inside) to make space in the box. I will either hold the items here until the end of all rounds and take them for donation then or take them after each round depending on what everyone prefers.    New items only unless you have a used or swatched item someone behind you is interested in. Make sure you post the possible item to the open board and wait for someone in the box to express interest before including it. I am donating to Shade Tree (a shelter for abused women and children) in Las Vegas, and they only accept new items. Please do not open or swatch anything you are not planning on taking. If you swatch it and see it is not for you, trade for it anyway. Hopefully, you can trade it with someone willing to take used items.   Our primary spots are filled . They are understocked on items for women with darker skin tones, so if you can guarantee new, darker toned items (includes medium to dark ranges) and are a thread contributor, I will make a spot for you (up to 20 people).    All new items are welcome from drugstore to high-end, because I've received all levels in kits, subscription boxes, GWP, and more. Trades should be fair. Try to swap in the same category: foil for foil, deluxe for deluxe, full-size for full-size, drugstore for drugstore, mid-range for mid-range, and high-end for high-end. Exceptions can be made for unicorns or trading a full-size item from a lower category for a deluxe. Example: if you take a deluxe mid range cream worth about $7, you can place a new, full-sized drugstore foundation worth $7-$10. They are short specifically on foundation, so I would prefer to see that whenever possible.  Only full-size items need a value placed on them when adding or removing to make sure anyone who removes them matches or exceeds their value. Deluxe samples and foils will not be valued unless the item is sold in deluxe/travel size like a Dual ended Bite Lipstick or 0.5oz GlamGlow, Exfolikate, etc. If the item is not sold in that size, trade it for a similar item.    While I do not personally like the idea of signing off on a trade, I think everyone should post their trades (with pictures and descriptions of the ins and outs), and give the other box participants 24 hours to bring any objections. If no one has any, your trade is approved and you are free to ship out. As such, members should check in once a day to have their voice heard. I think three business days with the box is fair, so I would appreciate anyone who needs longer send me and the person behind him/her a pm if s/he cannot send it by the end of the third day.   We will start with a medium USPS box, and I hope it never gets bigger than a large USPS box. You get $50 of free ins this way, so it is my preferred shipping method. If you choose not to ship through USPS, please check with the person you're shipping to first. If they are not home when the box arrives, they may want to coordinate another shipping address. Regardless of shipping method, a tracking number is required and must be shared either publicly to the thread or privately to me and the recipient.    Everyone should provide their name and address to the person in front of them and copy me on that pm, so I can have it as well.    I like the spreadsheet idea to track what is in the box, so I will probably ask everyone to add and remove their items to a Google Doc.   There is no specific buy-in per se, but I think all trades should be more valuable than what you're taking out. That way, the charity wins. Duplicates are okay (within reason). This box is going to charity, and some items may be welcome to multiple recipients. I'd rather not see 5 of the same item (unless it is foundation) or even 3 if the item is large.    If you decide to sign up, please request your spot and items you may be interested in trading for. We may have your items and may not include them unless we specifically see someone requesting them. If you have contributed often, I will know who you are. I read all the main posts and most of the sub-posts. If I do not know who you are or you have not contributed enough, I will not hold a spot for you. My intent is to have a box where deal lovers share items they do not want with people who may have helped them score a deal at one time or another. If you have not discussed deals with others, there are a number of other boxes open right now. Round one will be US only. If we have a round two, I will ship the box to Canada as long as one of the Canadian members is willing to ship it back to US. The first 10 spots in each round will be set aside for each country. Between Rounds, I will remove items people in the next round are not interested in (by posting and giving them three days to ask for what we keep inside) to make space in the box. I will either hold the items here until the end of all rounds and take them for donation then or take them after each round depending on what everyone prefers.  New items only unless you have a used or swatched item someone behind you is interested in. Make sure you post the possible item to the open board and wait for someone in the box to express interest before including it. I am donating to Shade Tree (a shelter for abused women and children) in Las Vegas, and they only accept new items. Please do not open or swatch anything you are not planning on taking. If you swatch it and see it is not for you, trade for it anyway. Hopefully, you can trade it with someone willing to take used items. Our primary spots are filled. They are understocked on items for women with darker skin tones, so if you can guarantee new, darker toned items (includes medium to dark ranges) and are a thread contributor, I will make a spot for you (up to 20 people).  All new items are welcome from drugstore to high-end, because I've received all levels in kits, subscription boxes, GWP, and more. Trades should be fair. Try to swap in the same category: foil for foil, deluxe for deluxe, full-size for full-size, drugstore for drugstore, mid-range for mid-range, and high-end for high-end. Exceptions can be made for unicorns or trading a full-size item from a lower category for a deluxe. Example: if you take a deluxe mid range cream worth about $7, you can place a new, full-sized drugstore foundation worth $7-$10. They are short specifically on foundation, so I would prefer to see that whenever possible. Only full-size items need a value placed on them when adding or removing to make sure anyone who removes them matches or exceeds their value. Deluxe samples and foils will not be valued unless the item is sold in deluxe/travel size like a Dual ended Bite Lipstick or 0.5oz GlamGlow, Exfolikate, etc. If the item is not sold in that size, trade it for a similar item.  While I do not personally like the idea of signing off on a trade, I think everyone should post their trades (with pictures and descriptions of the ins and outs), and give the other box participants 24 hours to bring any objections. If no one has any, your trade is approved and you are free to ship out. As such, members should check in once a day to have their voice heard. I think three business days with the box is fair, so I would appreciate anyone who needs longer send me and the person behind him/her a pm if s/he cannot send it by the end of the third day. We will start with a medium USPS box, and I hope it never gets bigger than a large USPS box. You get $50 of free ins this way, so it is my preferred shipping method. If you choose not to ship through USPS, please check with the person you're shipping to first. If they are not home when the box arrives, they may want to coordinate another shipping address. Regardless of shipping method, a tracking number is required and must be shared either publicly to the thread or privately to me and the recipient.  Everyone should provide their name and address to the person in front of them and copy me on that pm, so I can have it as well.  I like the spreadsheet idea to track what is in the box, so I will probably ask everyone to add and remove their items to a Google Doc. There is no specific buy-in per se, but I think all trades should be more valuable than what you're taking out. That way, the charity wins.Duplicates are okay (within reason). This box is going to charity, and some items may be welcome to multiple recipients. I'd rather not see 5 of the same item (unless it is foundation) or even 3 if the item is large.  If you decide to sign up, please request your spot and items you may be interested in trading for. We may have your items and may not include them unless we specifically see someone requesting them.     Participants   Spoiler (Highlight to read) *Number placement is tentative. Once I post the official start date and starting contents, I can move them around as needed. I just want to lay the framework now. Round One (US members only) 1. laketom 2. blondesluv2shop 3. EvilLemons 4. kateye7 5. treecup 6. Msena 7. ElleElleG 8. buggirl 9. weeeeweeeeeee 10. Moxipancakes 11. kelloua 12. PumpkinSparkles 13. nycmie 14.  petitesweetmom Round Two -tenative (Only accepting Canadian requests right now but anyone can sign up for the waitlist on this round) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.   Waitlist Round One   Waitlist Round Two *Number placement is tentative. Once I post the official start date and starting contents, I can move them around as needed. I just want to lay the framework now.Round One (US members only)1. laketom2. blondesluv2shop3. EvilLemons4. kateye75. treecup6. Msena7. ElleElleG8. buggirl9. weeeeweeeeeee10. Moxipancakes11. kelloua12. PumpkinSparkles13. nycmie14. petitesweetmomRound Two -tenative (Only accepting Canadian requests right now but anyone can sign up for the waitlist on this round)1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10. Waitlist Round One Waitlist Round Two  
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HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Deal! I think I can find more deals by then ;) see post
Best liquid lipstick?
I do this periodically.  I can't judge liquid lipsticks.  Yes, I can tell the difference between 1,000 red regular lipsticks but the liquid ones leave me confused.  So, to update my never ending question, which liquid lipstick is your must have?  Brand, shade, both, whatever.  Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ EggyBread / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
What a great video! I love me some data analysis.  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.   _____________   SWATCH REQUEST THREAD HERE:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/T HE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212   (have fun wasting even more time in the...) VINTAGE BEAUTY VIDEOS THREAD !!   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /VINTAGE-BEAUTY-VIDEOS/td-p/1826210
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Haha I'm with you re: eyeliner also. see post
Shampoo & Conditioner for Dry Hair?
My current L'Oreal shampooo & conditioner are almost out and I'm looking to get something that will actually help my hair look better. I've tried many hair products over the years, but have never fallen in love with anything.   My hair is a little longer than shoulder-length and very thick. It's pretty dry and I have a lot of frizz and static, as you've probably noticed in my WCC photos. I've never dyed my hair so I don't need any products for color-treated hair. You should probably also know that I use Neutrogena's T-Gel shampoo about 2-3 times a week for my seborrheic dermatitis.   Here are a few of the S&C I've tried: Bumble and bumble Thickening - I've bought this before and it did nothing for my hair. Alterna Bamboo Shine - also wasn't impressed with this one. Carol's Daughter Monoi - really liked this and it foamed a lot for a sulfate-free shampoo which was great. I only had a foil packet though so I'm not sure how I would like it after multiple uses  Ideally I would like to find a S&C without sulfates and parabens.   Do you have any recommendations on what I should use to help my dry and frizzy hair?
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HALL OF FAMER lew132 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Try the living proof restore hair mask. I love that stuff!  I have very thick hair that can get really dry, the restore mask helps leave it really smooth.   I tried phd ... see post
Too Faced Canadian Prices vs American Prices
I couldn't find a Too Faced thread for the life of me, so forgive me if one already exists! I got an email the other day from Too Faced about their Peanut Butter and Jelly palette (which is the most adorable makeup item I've ever seen btw), so I looked on their website to see how much it was. I was shocked to find out their 9-pan eyeshadow palettes are $52 Canadian! $52!!! That's only $7 less than the 16-pan palettes on Sephora! I switched to American dollars on their website out of curiosity, and the 9-pan palettes were only $36! I understand that our dollar is really low right now, but c'mon! A $16 price difference between American and Canadian dollars? And a $7 price difference between Too Faced website and Sephora? AND Too Faced charges $20 for shipping!!! Anyway, excuse the rant, I'm just so tired of Canadians getting screwed on pretty much everything.   Also, I heard that the Peanut Butter and Jelly palette isn't going to be available at Sephora, but if anyone knows this for sure please let me know! I'm obviously not going to order it from Too Faced!
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BEAUTY BUFF FalseFroggs / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
^^ Was just about to post the same thing. 36 US Dollars is 50 Dollars CAN. Canadian here and I feel your pain :(((( see post
THE SWATCH REQUEST THREAD !
alright, here it is. use this thread to request swatches. the guidelines are up to you and your needs: single swatches, comparison swatches, specific skin tone swatches   when comparisons are requested, feel free to provide whatever you have of that request--i want anyone to participate and contribute if they want to. have fun, hope this is helpful !
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Don't worry about looking weird.  If anyone looks at you funny it's probably because they wish they had thought of it themselves! see post
Fabulous February Hauls
I didn't see a February Haul thread...and it is February.  So, since I'm up early I decided to start one.  Romance is in the air, so hauls for you or others count.  Can't wait to see what you have found and hauled!    
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks annypoo!  Looking forward to it :) see post
Skin Inc. Serum guidance?
I am in the process of revamping my whole skincare routine and makeup as well since it was way overdue (I'm 27 and was still using the same things I had been when I started using makeup at 17 = yikes!). None of the prior products I used were really holy grail worthy products but simply the lesser of many evils since I am SOOOO ridiculously sensitive to ingredients and fragrances that it made finding anything better always seem so impossible (that was before I ever walked into a Sephora for the first time) One of the things I have been looking into to take my current routine to the next level is finding a really good serum.   My skin has always been sensitive, acne-prone, and often see-sawed between overly dry when trying to treat the acne and end up with total overkill, to oily when my skin would try to compensate by increasing oil production, causing more breakouts, requiring more treatments, and the whole thing was just this nasty, vicious cycle. I am finally getting the breakouts under control but have quite a bit of the pit-type of scarring causing me to look older and also discoloration-type scars as well from fighting this for years. I also have dark circles under my eyes that are genetic so while nothing will likely completely eliminate them, I have been told at some points that where various eye creams have all failed to improve them, maybe a serum might help.   I have been really intrigued by the idea of mixing your own custom serum to address your skin's specific needs since in the past I have at times mixed or made my own skincare products to get the best fit for my skin. However, when I took the quiz on the Skin Inc. site, it gave me two different results two different times I took the quiz and now is sold out of the one that was the same both times. I am pretty sure I answered it all the same way both times so I am hoping someone can help point me in the right direction.   Thank you in advance for any help you can give me! I really appreciate it!
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BEAUTY WHIZ WaterlilyKari / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I was thinking more along the lines of some of the deluxe samples I have of things like FAB Ultra-Hydrating Serum which come with a little foil seal on them and are opaq... see post
can't seem to decide on a foundation! help!
I'm facing some problems with dry skin. I'm usually pretty oily, but lately that's not been the case. I might develop slight oil in my tzone as the day goes on, but mostly I'm dealing with a lot of dry skin patches and flaking.    I switched my skin care regimen per my local spa, using an exfoliator a few times a week, as well as the first aid ultra repair cream, and the light argan oil in the morning. Seems to really help the foundation go on, but some foundations still manage to cling to my dry skin.   So onto the question. I've tried bobbi brown foundation stick, I did love this. It held up really well just wasn't so fond of the price for the amount of product I'm getting. I tried makeup forever mat velvet and while I loved the coverage and the smooth look, it dried me out even more. I tried the too faced born this way, and it did a good job as far as not clinging to dry skin, but the coverage wasn't as full as I would really prefer.    I love how the kat von d looks on people, but any advice as to how that works on dry skin? I'm hoping once it warms up, I won't have the dry skin issue. But I'm open to any advice on good foundations.    Also. If I try the kat von d, does anyone know how shades compare? I'm shade beige in the bobbi brown foundation stick. Not sure what the closest kat von d color would be.   Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, mgraves12!  Bobbi Brown foundation stick in beige has a Color IQ of 2Y03.  The KVD foundation is all around the Color IQ, but nothing really comes that close:   Li... see post
Nicole's Wishing for Spring 2016 TSB Feb-April... AArdvark
Spoiler (Highlight to read) I have way too much stuff, so I'm starting another TSB. I've participated in many and run two TSBs, all were great experiences and I got to know people better which was fun!     This also helps support my low buy, as I get all the fun of seeing the products find new homes and new stuff to try at the end when it gets back to me.  I know a homeless outreach/shelter that I usually donate at the end, I will think about what to do this time, I haven't decided yet! I have way too much stuff, so I'm starting another TSB. I've participated in many and run two TSBs, all were great experiences and I got to know people better which was fun!   This also helps support my low buy, as I get all the fun of seeing the products find new homes and new stuff to try at the end when it gets back to me.  I know a homeless outreach/shelter that I usually donate at the end, I will think about what to do this time, I haven't decided yet! 1. AnneMCC 2. Zpsid91 3. laynebr  4. blondesluv2shop 5. prettyinpa 6. TriesToBoClassy 7. shirleylinn88 8. buggirl 9. Jazachai 10. sdbeautyjunkie 11. Then back to Nicrohr!   I am leaving for a trip to Europe, so this TSB has to finish by the end of April latest, so the list won't be too long (maybe 10 spots at most, or less)!   LIST IS FULL!   Required spreadsheet for tracking items (update with your ins/outs):  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m_6lreTep1 zbDJ05TmTsSAMSREfs1qHHyo9Uzod2c44/edit?usp=sharing   Higher end products are the focus (Nordstrom, Barney's, NM, Sephora, etc.), other items are allowed too, esp if there is interest... see discussion below.   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Mix of brands welcome, but I hope the box will skew a little higher end than my previous boxes and will try to start it out that way.  Swatched or gently used will be included (and embraced by me, I love to give unloved products a new home and I mostly use powders, so it's not a big issue for me to sanitize).  Anything that someone soon after you wants is also OK (even if it doesn't follow the rules - if someone wants it and there is room it should be good, just ask in the thread!).  Because they can get messy/tricky and I don't use them, I'd like to technically allow but limit perfume, candles (I do love Diptyque candles!), and nail polish -- they are OK if someone after you WILL take them (post/ask in the thread), otherwise no.  No large body or hair care unless someone wants it shortly after you.   Mini sizes, deluxe will be allowed.  We will not track or focus on foils, if someone wants to give or take them they can (I don't want to take up a ton of room with them but I am OK with it!). Mix of brands welcome, but I hope the box will skew a little higher end than my previous boxes and will try to start it out that way.  Swatched or gently used will be included (and embraced by me, I love to give unloved products a new home and I mostly use powders, so it's not a big issue for me to sanitize).  Anything that someone soon after you wants is also OK (even if it doesn't follow the rules - if someone wants it and there is room it should be good, just ask in the thread!).  Because they can get messy/tricky and I don't use them, I'd like to technically allow but limit perfume, candles (I do love Diptyque candles!), and nail polish -- they are OK if someone after you WILL take them (post/ask in the thread), otherwise no.  No large body or hair care unless someone wants it shortly after you. Mini sizes, deluxe will be allowed.  We will not track or focus on foils, if someone wants to give or take them they can (I don't want to take up a ton of room with them but I am OK with it!).     See spreadsheet link for seed/box starting items!   Shipping will be $14-25 depending on box size (med or large, we will be using USPS Priority Mail with tracking ONLY), and whether you buy insurance - meh to that, I will link to previous discussion on insurance when I have a minute.  Hard to collect, esp on used products.     Two Twists: 1. I'd like to use a twist which was the idea of a previous lady in a previous box - we each include something we highly recommend in the box!   M y highly recommended product  is the Eradikate, I love sulphur products for my breakouts, and have gone through full bottles of this before - which I have gotten in a TSB! lol.   2.  Loves: Each of us will post a short intro about ourselves (one or two sentences) and then a list of products or types of things we love, that we might be looking for, or would love to see in the box (in case someone has them to share!).  I will post mine below as an example.     More Info/Guidelines/Tips/Links & How to use our Spreadsheet: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Yes!  I haven't forgotten this .   I am setting up the spreadsheet still today on my day off, but here are some overall directions:   Go to this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m_6lreTep1 zbDJ05TmTsSAMSREfs1qHHyo9Uzod2c44/edit?usp=sharing   (You can take a look now!)   In short, when you get the box, you'll be able to add your IN items to the bottom of the list (with values), and mark your name next to the items you took out.     The part where you list your items is PURPLE.   The part where you put your name next to the items you took is BLUE.   There will also be a separate place on the right of the spreadsheet to list your total value IN and total value OUT of the box.  This section is PINK (light magenta).   That being said, in an effort to get the box out ASAP, I didn't research in depth/math very deluxe sample value - so I left some DS fields open or with ??s for people to fill in values any time, or when they take them.  I did fill in the values on all my main items. Thanks!   Here is the link to GPL's box from last year that was awesome, and if we run into questions or issues I will likely refer to this thread -- I will base this box largely off her process/rules.  (Notably, our box will not be new only though, swatched and gently loved welcome.)   http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/NEW-Items-TSB/ m-p/1881761/highlight/true#M47650   and if you are new to TSBs especially, here are some general good practices (thanks again to these ladies for posting them):   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TSB-Best-Pr actices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/2001133/highlight ...   (Some of these I am not as picky on, I don't care if an item was tried 1x or 4x for example, but if it's well loved that should be noted (i.e. a dip, etc.). We will use retail value for our items that are swatched or lightly used, to avoid math as much as possible - but if there is more usage we can mark things down 15-20% or more.  Feel free to ask/post pics if in doubt.  Yes!  I haven't forgotten this . I am setting up the spreadsheet still today on my day off, but here are some overall directions: Go to this link:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m_6lr eTep1zbDJ05TmTsSAMSREfs1qHHyo9Uzod2c44/edit?usp=sh aring (You can take a look now!) In short, when you get the box, you'll be able to add your IN items to the bottom of the list (with values), and mark your name next to the items you took out.   The part where you list your items is PURPLE. The part where you put your name next to the items you took is BLUE. There will also be a separate place on the right of the spreadsheet to list your total value IN and total value OUT of the box.  This section is PINK (light magenta). That being said, in an effort to get the box out ASAP, I didn't research in depth/math very deluxe sample value - so I left some DS fields open or with ??s for people to fill in values any time, or when they take them.  I did fill in the values on all my main items. Thanks!  Here is the link to GPL's box from last year that was awesome, and if we run into questions or issues I will likely refer to this thread -- I will base this box largely off her process/rules.  (Notably, our box will not be new only though, swatched and gently loved welcome.) http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/NEW- Items-TSB/m-p/1881761/highlight/true#M47650 and if you are new to TSBs especially, here are some general good practices (thanks again to these ladies for posting them): http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TSB- Best-Practices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/2001133/hi ghlight/true#M59515 (Some of these I am not as picky on, I don't care if an item was tried 1x or 4x for example, but if it's well loved that should be noted (i.e. a dip, etc.).We will use retail value for our items that are swatched or lightly used, to avoid math as much as possible - but if there is more usage we can mark things down 15-20% or more.  Feel free to ask/post pics if in doubt.  
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HALL OF FAMER Nicrohr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Woohoo - I've been watching the tracking :D! see post
foundation for teen daughter
My daughter likes the way Perricone MD no foundation foundation feels on her skin but I'm wondering if there is something similar that would be better for her breakout prone skin?
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BEAUTY CELEB angelsmiln / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
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Individual Makeup Brush Pouch
I am always on the go so I carry 3 makeup brushes with me in a small pouch in my purse. I absolutely hate it when makeup from my brushes gets onto my makeup bag and all over my other products. I am wondering if there are any individual 1-3 brush cases that can fit into my small make-up bag that I could get?   Thanks in advance,   Jane  
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BEAUTY WHIZ WaterlilyKari / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Another idea is repurposing a pen/pencil/brush holder intended for artists to tote their favorite tools around with. I have no idea how big or small your brushes are, or... 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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BEAUTY GURU samls324 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I want to go back so bad!!  see post
A Matte Lip Pencil with Shimmer?
Hi! A co-worker of mine was wearing a beautiful shade of nude shimmery pink on her lips. Although it had shimmer, it was a matte finish. I asked her what it was, and all she said is that it was "some matte pencil" and she couldn't remember anything else. I don't get to see her often, so I didn't want to sound too bold by telling her to go home and bring it to work next time, lol. Any ideas about a brand that makes shimmery matte pencils? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
oooh, sounds interesting! thanks! 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 Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Eye shadow colors/palett for blue eyes
Hello.  Could someone recommend some eye shadow colors or a pallet for someone who has blue eyes and grey/silver hair? Thanks in advance.
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Face and Lips reccomendation?
I need some good all around recommendations for face and lips. I'm very pale was wondering if anyone knew any foundation and bronzers that would look well on me? Also, I'm looking for a good lip color, because I never know what will match my skin tone. Any brand and color recommendations? Thanks!
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jessicaguido7, Pretty picture! I'm also fair so I know the struggle. What type of foundation are you looking for? (coverage, finish) As for bronzer, I'd go with Too F... 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 njattana / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I used my finger as well but it definitely showed up more pigmented on me. May be due to my skin being darker? I'm not sure see post
Where do you store your makeup?
I have little plastic, circular makeup rack type thing I bought from Walmart awhile back that I've been using to keep all my makeup in, but I've officially run out of room. I know some of you have vanities, but for those of you that don't, where do you keep your makeup? How do you organize it? I've seen some nice, big organizers online, but they seem way too expensive to me. I like having all my makeup in one place, and I hate the clutter of makeup sprawled across a bathroom counter or thrown in a drawer. Do you guys have any suggestions for a good storage system for an expanding makeup collection?
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BEAUTY BOSS Paiigee / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
That sounds so nice. Labels just make everything look so put together. see post
Oil blend vs 100% single oils (Argan in particular)
So for the past couple of years I've been using the 100% Argan oil daily and my skin loves it!  I started with Argan when my skin got increasingly sensitive because I knew Argan was one of the top ways to get your skin to absorb maximum quantities of Vitamin E, which had historically be a great healer for my skin.  Now my skin is still very sensitive, but is willing to tolerate some other products so I have been wondering about whether it made sense to either replace Argan oil entirely with a blended oil in my regime, or use a different oil in connection with it to get maximum benefits.  Other than being sensitive (and allergic to almonds), my skin tends to be a bit dry, particularly during the height of summer and winter when central air systems blast, but not so dry the rest of the time that I'd classify it as truly dry.  I'm also in my thirties and although I've aged well, most women in my family don't so I'd love to maximize my anti-aging benefits.   I'd wondered about adding something like Sunday Riley's Juno, Algenists' oil, marula oil, Kate Somerville's Dilo, Nude's oils, or one of the other options that people with sensitive skin love.  Any suggestions or thoughts???
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use a lot of oils but increasingly mix my own.  If you have sensitive skin mixing might be a good option.  Are you allergic to all nut oils or just almond? I like som... see post