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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
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 GURU sister13 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
When I get breakouts along the jaw line, the best thing I have found for coverage is actually a spray foundation, either the Sephora Perfection Mist Airbrush foundation ... 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
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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BEAUTY WHIZ texasgirl79 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Those of you ladies with the darker Audacious lippies...what lip liners do you use?  I have Janet, Bette, Audrey, Olivia, and Charlotte.  Would love some recs for lip li... 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
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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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Agreed!  It all depends on the parent and the child.  And Sephora's policies. BTW, I never touched on the gender issue because I think it's a non-starter.  At 3 both my... 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 BOSS HoneyBrownBunny / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
OOOOH Thumbs up for YSL Black Opium!! It's truly beautiful. I love it but I won't wear it or buy it because it reminds me of Tom Ford Black Orchid, which I currently wea... see post
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
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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BEAUTY WHIZ aaks1985 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I've had the most luck with Lancôme BI-FACIL - Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover, as mentioned by NailsForLife and shirleylin88 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
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 heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It was really amazing!  It was everything you imagine when you think Spartacus and ballet!  A total pleasure to watch and it was very easy to convince the men to go watc... 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
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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jhua / NEWCOMER / replied
To clarify, are you using the MAC powder foundation in conjunction with the tarte foundation? If you are, the combo may be too much. If you want to use the tarte foundat... 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 chlotam / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh no, Im so sorry to hear that! It was probably simply too rough on your skin. I would strongly suggest going to see a dermatologist. What is your current skincare rout... 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
Eyeliner finished after a few uses? Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof.
I bought the Sephora Contour Eye Pencil 12hr Wear Waterproof.  After using it up to the point where one needs to twist the end to get more product... I realized my pencil does not give you more product with twisting.  Is this a defective pencil or is this how it is designed?  I have to think it's defective... there's no way that I would be charged $10 fo so little eyeliner... Does anyone else have this problem?  Is there a way to get the eyeliner out?   Thanks.
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BEAUTY MAVEN Charmander3 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
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New best thing
I really need to get new makeup and I want to know what your favorite thing is that you ordered from sephora
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BEAUTY BOSS studz / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Oh boy. I see my list getting quite large. There isn't one thing that I prefer, but I do have my favs across all categories. If some categories are missing it's because... see post
Just had custom makeover - Really want to love my new Hourglass products
I've been using bare minerals for years and decided I need something with more coverage. I just recently had a custom makeover and I LOVED how the sephora makeup artist did my makeup - my skin looked flawless and airbrushed! I have combination oily skin with large pores on my nose and a few dark spots from acne. I purchased all of the products she used on me - hourglass mineral veil primer, hourglass foundation and brush, hourglass ambient light bronzer and nars creamy concealer among a few other things.....   I CANNOT redo my makeup the same way!! It settles in my pores immediately, and my face basically becomes an oil slick by lunchtime, especially my nose and forehead! What am I doing wrong? I'm so upset bc I love how she did my makeup and these hourglass products are not cheap! I really want to love everything I just bought!    Help!! Thanks all!   
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was on Youtube today for the first time in a long time and it suggested I watch this video about a Sephora makeover.  I am not really familiar with Youtube stars, so I... see post
no matter what I do I get black underneath my eyes. Help!
I need advice on how to get "raccoon eyes".  I use primer, powder, a pencil liner covered with powdered eyeshadow the same color.   I use a regular mascara and put a coat of waterproof mascara over that.  Don't know what else to do. Help!
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not all mascaras are created equally.  Which one are you using, and what is your eye shape?  My eyes are hooded, so I cannot wear certain mascaras.  The number one selli... see post
Under Ey Concealer for a Tired Mama
Looking for a quick & easy brightening under eye concealer that I can use every day even when I don't wear foundation . . .
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BEAUTY BUFF shirleylin88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I kind of like to layer concealer a I really like Bobbi brown corrector and then ysl touché éclat for that extra brightening effect together :)  see post
Fragrance Sample Giveaway!
I've seen so much generosity on BT lately and I want to keep the good vibes going! This weekend I went through my sample stash and discovered I had way too many fragrance samples. I'm planning to giveaway 4 fragrance sample boxes; 1. Tom Ford Velvet Orchid, 2. Chloe, 3. Burberry (My Burberry & Brit Rhythm), 4. Mixed box (Versace Yellow Diamond, Versace Bright Crystal, Dior Jadore, Thierry Mugler Alien...to name a few).     The rules are easy. US only. Respond to this post and indicate the box you'd like. Since we're getting into the hot summer season, include your favorite summertime drink! Mine is Peach Lemonade!     I'll tally on Thursday 05/28 after 8pm EST and announce the winners on Friday 05/29! Have fun!
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HALL OF FAMER armybeauty / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My favorite summer everyday drink is also infused water. I did a lemon, berry, cucumber last summer that was lovely and so refreshing! My favorite summer cocktail is pom... see post
Hair
I have naturally straight, somewhat thick, shoulder-length hair. It is impossible for it to hold a curl. Also, my hair does not have a lot of body. Is there a product that could help give my hair body and help hold curls? I just want to do all of the cute wavy hairstyles that are in style these days. 
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Shampoo and Conditioner Recommendation? Oily Hair
I would be great if anyone can help.  I have hair to the middle of my back; I am 5"6.  or Longer..  I think I sat on it the other day..  Due to the length, I only wash it twice a week at most since it takes about a whole twelve hours to air dry.  Blow drying this is Ridiculous!  Besides it being long it is also very thick and heavy.  My scalp and hair to my ears is always extremely oily and very Flat due to a combo of the above mentioned factors.    
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BEAUTY WHIZ aaks1985 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I don't have long hair anywhere close to yours but I workout everyday and wash hair twice a week to save on styling time. I use drybar dry shampoo between washes, especi... see post
Is charcoal good for dry skin?
Hi everyone!! I just got the boscia 500 point reward set that contains the "black" line of products. I was looking at the ingredients of the detoxifying black cleanser and I noticed that it contains charcoal and is use to eliminate excess oil and impurities. I have dry skin and I'm worry that it would dry out my skin even more, do you think I should use it? Or do you think the other ingredients would help to prevent excess dryness? THANKS!!
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SPECIAL GUEST Mayranq / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
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Softest clarisonic brush head
Hi ladies, I want to get a gentler/softer brush head, because the sensitive brush head that comes with my new Clarisonic feels literally scratchy on my face. Maybe I am hypersensitive?   Which Clarisonic brush head is softest? I'm thinking between Delicate, Acne, Radiance, and Cashmere. TIA!
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BEAUTY WHIZ conditioning / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I agree with everyone else, cashmere is the softest. I had the same issue with the sensitive brush head; it felt scratchy and caused my face to have angry red splotches ... see post
KVD Upcoming Releases & General Love Thread
Isn't it time she had her own dedicated post?  I would like to create a place solely to discuss KVDs new releases and all other things regarding her brand.  I love KVD...whose with me?   Although KVD is currently a Sephora exclusive line, Kat's own online makeup store (Kat Von D Beauty) will launch on or around 10/30/15.  You can sign up for updates on her website.   (left: Kat modeling her upcoming Metal Crush Eye Shadow in "Thrasher" and her High Voltage Metallic Liquid Lipstick in "Rocker", right:  Kat working on her new items with the Sephora team)     Upcoming products & release dates! 16 new shades of Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks: July 16th 9 new shades of Studded Lipsticks: Fall 11 shades of Metal Crush Eye Shadows: Fall 10 shades of High Voltage Metallic Liquid Lipsticks: Fall Compact mirror and Saint/Sinner perfume: TBA Mi Vida Loca Eye Shadow Palette: TBA LE Gold-Blooded (red/gold shade) Studded Lipstick: Holiday Season Mini Studded Lipstick Set: Holiday Season Train Case: TBA Serpentine Palette: TBA   Pics of upcoming products in the spoiler! Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Updated as of 5/24/15
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
At this point, I've narrowed down my choices to two: Witches (black) and Bow and Arrow (soft, neutral mauve).  I have enough purples for now, thanks to recent Colourpop ... see post