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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 buggirl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
One of their perfumes is the one my husband bought me in paris on our honeymoon.  We were broke at the time so it was a big deal.  Even smelling is without putting it on... see post
Upcoming BITE Beauty Releases
With all of the various threads dedicated to particular brands, I thought it would be fun to have one specifically for BITE Beauty. This thread is for talking about current products, upcoming releases and general brand love!   Upcoming: February 23 | Amuse Bouche Lipstick | 34 shades (permanent) $26         http://www.sephora.com/amuse-bouche-lipstick-P4050 57   Current: Matte Crème Lip Crayon | Pastille, Red Velvet, Blood Orange, Pink Lady, Rosehip, Blanc (permanent) $24                                                           http://www.sephora.com/product/P387705   Luminous Crème Lipstick | Bellini, Mimosa, Kir Royale (LE) $24              http://www.sephora.com/product/P283903 Past Releases: Spoiler (Highlight to read) (2015) Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Series 001 - 012 (LE) (Holiday 2015) Mix N Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos (LE) (Holiday 2015) Best BITE Rewind Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon Set (LE) (Holiday 2015) BITE Discovery Set (LE) (CA Exclusive) 'Mauvember' Luminous Crème Lipstick (LE) (US exclusive) Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick (LE) Opal Matte Crème Lipstick (permanent) Opal Crème Lip Gloss (permanent) (CA exclusive) Maple Matte Crème Lipstick (LE) (CA exclusive) Maple Agave Lip Mask (permanent)  (2015) Lip Lab Limited Release Crème Deluxe Series 001 - 012 (LE)(Holiday 2015) Mix N Mingle Luminous Crème Lipstick Duos (LE)(Holiday 2015) Best BITE Rewind Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon Set (LE)(Holiday 2015) BITE Discovery Set (LE)(CA Exclusive) 'Mauvember' Luminous Crème Lipstick (LE)(US exclusive) Frozen Berries Matte Crème Lipstick (LE)Opal Matte Crème Lipstick (permanent)Opal Crème Lip Gloss (permanent)(CA exclusive) Maple Matte Crème Lipstick (LE)(CA exclusive) Maple Agave Lip Mask (permanent)   
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BEAUTY PRO jeveux / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Wonderful, thank you so much!  I wonder if any of the other shades are re-promotes of the LLLR shades.  Gazpacho looks a bit like 009, for example, Liquorice looks like ... see post
Q. recommend palette to complement my current ones?
Hellooo! So currently this is my lineup:   - Naked 2 - Naked Smokey - Naked Basics 1 - bh 88 matte   I'm considering: - KVD Shade + Light - Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte - Too Faced Chocolate Bar - Open to other suggestions!   I'd looove to get all of them, but alas, I am poor and can only shell out for one.. so which do I get?!    CRITERIA: - Would like more reddish tones - Complements what I currently have (not too much overlap in colors) - I prefer mattes, but I don't mind a couple shimmers. - My skin tone is umm.. tan asian skin? (I'd say my skin shade is similar to Jamie Chung's.)   Would love to hear your guys' advice, thank you!!
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I love the Kat Von D Shade and Light!! see post
What's New On The Site Today, Canada?
Ladies (and gentlemen!)   Since Canada seems to be getting different/fewer brands added to the website, and any cross-border new releases seem to be several days to weeks later than US releases, I thought we could use our own 'what's new/found in the wild' post.   Please feel free to share any new products/brands you find on the Canadian site here.
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I noticed that too! Urban Decay increased prices again -surprise surprise- This social media thing is helping create so much hype that things are slowly becoming more un... see post
Looking for a successful pore cleanser!
I'm looking for a new pore cleanser for my nose. I've really noticed my super-clogged pores on my nose over the past few months and I'm tired of it! The gunk is practically sticking out of my nose and my makeup just sits on top of it and makes it look worse! I've tried the bosia peel-off masks in black and white, the biore nose strips, st ives apricot exfoliator, neutrogena alcohol free toner and nothing works!! What's your go to pore unclogging item? I'm desperate!
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SPECIAL GUEST princesspeachy / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I was having this same issue recently. I bought some of the biore strips at the drugstore to get all the initial gunk out, and it did. Then I followed up with the Origin... see post
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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BEAUTY WHIZ petitesweetmom / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Do u think the bag will just be added when it opens up to everyone tomorrow so we could use a promo code to get another gwp?  see post
Sephora Fragrance Sampler Valentine's Day Promotion - what scent was that? Help plz!
I placed an order a few weeks ago, and inside was an envelope with several fragrance samples. It was a promotion for the Valentine's Day 3x points fragrance deal. There was a Tocca fragrance sample inside that I adored and now want to  purchase, but I have now thrown the sample away and can't remember which one it was. Does anybody remember which one it was, or perhaps have one on hand that they can look at to help me out? Thanks in advance!   (PS I think it was Florence, but I'm not totally sure)
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Weekly Color Challenge V.2.0
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Grey/Silver! Grey/Silver! Hey folks! Come join me in a color challenge!   The [original] rules: Each week (Sunday- Saturday) there will be a new color to incorporate into your makeup looks. It can be one item of that color or a whole face. Try to incorporate it 4-5 times during the week, and post your pic, or discuss your colors here with everyone! If you can only do a day or two, that's fine too! This should be fun! For folks on a No Buy, it's a great way to Shop your collection. I hope you'll join me!   Sprytely edition addition:  I will be adding some fun (hopefully, lol) bonus challenges. Let us know if your look qualifies for a bonus!    Schedule Jan 24-March 5th: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Jan 24-Jan 30th: Wildcard! Pick a palette and/or lipstick line for the week and try to come up with as many different looks as possible! Jan 31-Feb 6th: Moss green Feb 7-Feb 13th: Grey/silver Feb 14-Feb 20th: pink Feb 21-Feb 27: bronze Feb 28-March 5: white* *super challenge Jan 24-Jan 30th: Wildcard! Pick a palette and/or lipstick line for the week and try to come up with as many different looks as possible!Jan 31-Feb 6th: Moss greenFeb 7-Feb 13th: Grey/silverFeb 14-Feb 20th: pinkFeb 21-Feb 27: bronzeFeb 28-March 5: white**super challenge   Grey and Silver are very versatile colors! Why? Because they're NEUTRALS! This means that they pair well with, well.. Can you think of anything they don't look good with?! Generally with makeup when we think neutral we think kind of brown/nude/"skin" colors. Let's see if we can challenge that!   Swatches and Inspiration: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bonus Challenges: Spoiler (Highlight to read) -Mix your metals! Silver and gold, silver and copper, silver and bronze...three at a time?! -I still want to see some false lashes! -Mix your metals! Silver and gold, silver and copper, silver and bronze...three at a time?!-I still want to see some false lashes!  
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HALL OF FAMER Sprytely / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wish I turned things purple just by existing! lol Unsurprisingly, I love this! see post
Best "Everyday" Red Lip for Redheads?
Hi everyone,   The title says it all... to my fellow coppery redheads out there: what is your go-to product for an everyday red lip?  Ideally, I'd like something sheer and long-lasting but with good color payoff.   Thank you!
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Sephora inside JCP exclusive sets and perks!
This is a 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!   [starting a new thing where I'll keep this top post updated to make things easier ] The links in the spoilers will take to pictures people have posted of the product and barcodes for the freebies! If there isn't a specific link, just look through the thread and chances are, someone will have posted it because people on here are awesome.   And of course, major thank you to all you lovely ladies who follow and post, please keep doing so(:   Exclusive Sets May or may not be exclusive, sometimes I'm not really sure... but either way, they're great. Spoiler (Highlight to read) JCP exclusive Favorites Set: Ultimate Cleanse $34 for 8 deluxe cleanser samples (honestly all a little bigger than deluxe samples) AND you get a certificate to redeem for a full-item (listed below)! 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 http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/Sep hora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and-perks/m-p/20468 ... Sephora Favorites Fall Into Beauty http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/Sep hora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and-perks/m-p/20524 ... JCP exclusive Favorites Set: Skin-Fatuations: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/Sep hora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and-perks/m-p/20453 ... JCP exclusive Favorites Set: Ultimate Cleanse$34 for 8 deluxe cleanser samples (honestly all a little bigger than deluxe samples) AND you get a certificate to redeem for a full-item (listed below)!Algenist 5 oz Cleanser $38Boscia 5 oz Cleansing Oil $28Dr. Jart+ 8.4 oz Dermaclear $32Josie Maran 6 oz Argan Cleansing Oil $32Murad 6.75 AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser $36OleHenriksen 7 oz African Red Tea Cleanser $30Peter Thomas Roth 8 oz Cleansing Gel $38Philosophy 8 oz Purity Cleanser $24http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/ Sephora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and-perks/m-p/20 46857#U2046857Sephora Favorites Fall Into Beautyhttp://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insid er/Sephora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and-perks/m-p /2052414/highlight/false#M49295JCP exclusive Favorites Set: Skin-Fatuations:http://community.sephora.com/t5/Be auty-Insider/Sephora-inside-JCP-exclusive-sets-and -perks/m-p/2045397/highlight/true#M48934   GWPs Often left over from events and such Spoiler (Highlight to read) NARS Trio with drawstring bag (with $35 purchase):  Deluxe samples of Blush in Orgasm, Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, and Pro-Prime Light Optimizing SPF 15 primer Benefit Makeup Bag (with $35 purchase, may need to be Benefit): http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/204411iB6CD3F1ACB5434AE/image-size/origina ... NARS Trio with drawstring bag (with $35 purchase): Deluxe samples of Blush in Orgasm, Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, and Pro-Prime Light Optimizing SPF 15 primerBenefit Makeup Bag (with $35 purchase, may need to be Benefit):http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/ser verpage/image-id/204411iB6CD3F1ACB5434AE/image-siz e/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1      Fun Free Samples No purchase necessary, but you do need the barcode. There are expiration dates, but as long as your store still has stock, the codes should still work. Just print them out/save them on your phone!   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Currently Active, based on date! KVD Get Inked Ink Liner in jet-black Trooper (8/19-) http://sephora.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/211051iE31A0A85DF2CC7FC/image-size/origina ... Tocca fragrance trio- Stella, Cleopatra, Florence (8/17-8/29) http://sephora.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/210772i250907A2514A0C1F/image-size/origina ... dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion (8/15-9/15) http://sephora.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/210215i48942DCB290C0702/image-size/origina ... MUFE Artist Plexi-Gloss (8/12-9/12) http://images.delivery.net/cm50content/18607/92131 /081215_BI_Email_MUFE_ePDF_MR02.pdf Expired, but worth a try! Benefit Luggage tag (6/22-7/23): http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/201378iA572D871F288A45F/image-size/origina ... ridiculously cute and pretty good quality Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM (0.4 oz) or Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield (6/18-6/28) http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/201400iBAE84D3C4C59889A/image-size/origina ... Formula X Nail Color in High Frequency (6/30-7/30): http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/202534iF1E1757462C4B3FA/image-size/origina ... Benefit They're Real Makeup Remover   (starting 7/6, until supplies last): http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/202673iB9EFCB2AC035B7FE/image-size/origina ... Murad Transforming Powder Exfoliator and Cleanser (7/13-8/14): http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/serverpage/i mage-id/204105i0B1FB29FCA1319E9/image-size/origina ... Currently Active, based on date!KVD Get Inked Ink Liner in jet-black Trooper (8/19-)http://sephora.i.lithium.com/t5/image/serve rpage/image-id/211051iE31A0A85DF2CC7FC/image-size/ original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1Tocca fragrance trio- Stella, Cleopatra, Florence (8/17-8/29)http://sephora.i.lithium.com/t5/image/s erverpage/image-id/210772i250907A2514A0C1F/image-s ize/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion (8/15-9/15)http://sephora.i.lithium.com/t5/image/s erverpage/image-id/210215i48942DCB290C0702/image-s ize/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1MUFE Artist Plexi-Gloss (8/12-9/12)http://images.delivery.net/cm50content/ 18607/92131/081215_BI_Email_MUFE_ePDF_MR02.pdfExpi red, but worth a try!Benefit Luggage tag (6/22-7/23):http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/ serverpage/image-id/201378iA572D871F288A45F/image- size/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1ridiculously cute and pretty good qualityPeter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM (0.4 oz) or Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield (6/18-6/28)http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/s erverpage/image-id/201400iBAE84D3C4C59889A/image-s ize/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1Formula X Nail Color in High Frequency (6/30-7/30):http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/ serverpage/image-id/202534iF1E1757462C4B3FA/image- size/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1Benefit They're Real Makeup Remover (starting 7/6, until supplies last):http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/server page/image-id/202673iB9EFCB2AC035B7FE/image-size/o riginal?v=mpbl-1&px=-1Murad Transforming Powder Exfoliator and Cleanser (7/13-8/14):http://community.sephora.com/t5/image/ serverpage/image-id/204105i0B1FB29FCA1319E9/image- size/original?v=mpbl-1&px=-1   Reward Boutique This will vary from store to store, as some stores may have leftover stock from former months. But, here's a vague idea of what you might find at yours! (And yes, they are usually different than freestanding/online rewards)   Spoiler (Highlight to read) August: St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion UD 24/7 Glide on pencil in Vice MUFE Step 1 Skin-Equalizer Mattifying Primer NARS eyeshadow primer FAB Antioxidant Booster Face Cleanser Bite Trio- mirror, lip gloss, lipstick (250 pt) Older, availability will depend on store Beauty Blender Solid Versace Bright Crystal Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Lovecraft White Glamglow Tarteguard SPF 30 MUFE Plexi Gloss (forgot to check the shade ):    ) Bare Minerals 5 Oil Facial Oil Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Ralph Lauren Romance Versace Eros August t. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing LotionUD 24/7 Glide on pencil in ViceMUFE Step 1 Skin-Equalizer Mattifying PrimerNARS eyeshadow primerFAB Antioxidant Booster Face CleanserBite Trio- mirror, lip gloss, lipstick (250 pt)Older, availability will depend on storeBeauty Blender SolidVersace Bright CrystalKat Von D Studded Lipstick in LovecraftWhite GlamglowTarteguard SPF 30MUFE Plexi Gloss (forgot to check the shade ):    )Bare Minerals 5 Oil Facial OilBoscia Detoxifying Black CleanserOle Henriksen Sheer TransformationRalph Lauren RomanceVersace Eros      
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BEAUTY GURU pinyo / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Omg. That upsets me too. An associate told me it should be a freebie and I could grab it when I finally got the code...but now they changed it to mandatory purchase??  see post
Sensitive skin annoyances!
I've seen quite a few posts on BT about sensitive skin and problems people need help with. I thought it may also be fitting to have a space for people to complain about the difficulties of sensitive skin among sympathetic readers, as well as possibly look for advice and recommendations. It can be so annoying sometimes and no one quite gets it like other people with sensitive skin.    Skin type: Combination oily/oily, hypersensitive skin with eczema (developed 6 years ago) Complaint:  I recently tried the Nars Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and fell in love. I mean,  in love . As someone with usually combination oily/oily skin, I usually shy away from anything with the words "radiant" or "luminous". However, it works in a way that my skin is glowy (in this less-than-glowy New England weather) without looking oily. Alas, it seems like it's not to be because the  Octinoxate sunscreen. I have had a problem with chemical sunscreens for a few years. However, my lips have recently been more tolerable of them, so I thought that  maaaayybbe the same could be said for my face. Alas, that is not the case. I can't stand the limited options that sensitive skin can bring. Oh, to be able to use almost any product...I dream of it. 
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BEAUTY BOSS firefly02 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Oh gosh do I relate... people just don't appreciate the fact they can use almost everything, do they? With that being said, my mom and sister are really enjoying all the... see post
Dior Addict in Rock n roll (750)
I just bought the Dior Addict Lipstick in Rock'n Roll (750) and I just love the color. I am very fair with red hair, so it's been impossible to find a wearable red color. I also like the shimmer of it, but it's not lasting at all. Does anyone know of a lipstick in that color, but longer lasting?
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IT GIRL juliana123 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
This is the first I am hearing of this shade and I, too, am a redhead... though intrigued, it does seem like NARS Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil in "Baroque" might be similar..... 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 itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
She is very cute!  I have to confess, she's my roommate's cat, but she's very friendly in general.  :D see post
Cleansing Balm
What is the best makeup-removing cleansing balm, cleansing oil or cleansing milk? I wear foundation and I need something that actually dissolves makeup and doesn't just glide over it. I like Eve Lom's Cleanser, but want to try something new.
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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I really like the REN Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Balm. I haven't tried the Eve Lom, but I've seen it mentioned along those lines (cheaper, obviously). I also like the Nud... see post
Drugstore TSB
Hi everyone,   I've been cleaning out my stash and have a TON of drugstore products I'd like to pass along to others, so I was thinking of starting a drugstore TSB for anyone who's interested.    If you'd like to participate, you must have at least 500 hearts. Once we have a confirmed list of participants, I'll ask that everyone PM their shipping address on to the person before them.    Since I live in a tiny town with no nearby shelters to donate to, Missey1973 has agreed to take the box at the end of the round and donate it to her local shelter, where she has taken a previous TSB. (I want to add that Missey mentioned that there are guys at the shelter as well, so definitely feel free to include men's products if you have any!)   Pretty standard TSB rules: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Rules DO INCLUDE: -new and gently used beauty products -sample and full size items are all ok -mainly drugstore products, but high end products are welcome too -labels for anything that's used/swatched -sanitized products if they're used/swatched -pictures of your proposed trades, and await the approval of a couple other members before shipping it off -the same amount or more than what you take -men's products if you have any DO NOT INCLUDE: -anything gross or items that can't be adequately sanitized -premade samples -less than what you took -Heavily used items (unless someone requests it specifically) SHIPPING: -We'll use a USPS large flat rate box for priority shipping ($17.90) -Please post the tracking number once you ship the box -Please don't hold on to the box for more than three days. RulesDO INCLUDE:-new and gently used beauty products-sample and full size items are all ok-mainly drugstore products, but high end products are welcome too-labels for anything that's used/swatched-sanitized products if they're used/swatched-pictures of your proposed trades, and await the approval of a couple other members before shipping it off-the same amount or more than what you take-men's products if you have anyDO NOT INCLUDE:-anything gross or items that can't be adequately sanitized-premade samples-less than what you took-Heavily used items (unless someone requests it specifically)SHIPPING:-We'll use a USPS large flat rate box for priority shipping ($17.90)-Please post the tracking number once you ship the box-Please don't hold on to the box for more than three days. So, who's interested?   Edit: Depending on how quickly we get a list going, I'm aiming to send this box out some time in the 2nd week of February.   Starting: DolceLoure (sent: 2/8/16   9505513476776039099045)  1. Onceuponatime45 2. Buggirl 3. Sprytely 4. JazaChai 5. StephaniLynn 6. blondesluv2shop 7. kelloua 8. DolceLoure 9. Missey1973 (will do her trades and then donate the goodies to local shelter)  
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HALL OF FAMER dolceloure / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not sure if they'll make it to me, but the Milani lippies! 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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HALL OF FAMER GennX / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
All this is reminding me that I have to get my annual blood workup done in the next couple of months...fabulous...last time I figured they'd only be taking a single draw... see post
Monthly Beauty Boxes
I'm signed up for Sample Society, Birchbox & just put a subscription in for Beauty Box 5. Anyone else signed up for these? What do you think? I'm not IN LOVE with Birchbox and might cancel next month. I know there are a few more out there also. What's your favorite??
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beautybandit88 / NEWCOMER / replied
i subscribed to birchbox and i liked the stuff i got but i would say about 30% i never used at all and it just stocked up in my cramped bathroom, so i didn't renew. i ha... see post
Any ColourPop Fans Here?
Hi! I haven't seen a current thread about CP and was wondering if there were any fans here! I know its not High End, but the quality is great and I love my growing collection and would love to see anyone elses  
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I saw this floating around IG: see post
Need a SERIOUS primer to keep makeup ON my face
I have searched for a good, effective primer for a long, long time. Tried them all, MUFE, Tarte, Becca, etc. Actually easier to list what I have NOT tried! No matter what my foundations break-up/break-down all down my t-zone and actually slide right off of my face.    I have combo/sensitive skin, with an oily t-zone (rest of my face is totally normal). PLEASE help me find a primer that will actually KEEP my makeup on my face!
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BEAUTY WHIZ kilov / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
What foundations are you using?   I use the nivea aftershave balm all over my face and then other more pricey primers for specific issues/desired effect on smaller are... 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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BEAUTY GURU Nerisai / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I just tried sending you a message and it said you have private messages disabled :( 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 StyleLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks :) see post
MAC Love and Releases Thread!
Since MAC has so many releases coming I thought we could share this info here and our love for the brand   ** MAC SELECT - NEW LOYALTY PROGRAM / US ONLY** Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Flamingo Park - ONLINE NOW & IN STORES NOW     FEBRUARY   Zac Posen - FEB 24 ONLINE, FEB 25 IN STORES Spoiler (Highlight to read)   MARCH MAC x Charlotte Olympia TINASHE eye palette - March 17th ONLINE ONLY Spoiler (Highlight to read) All Hands on Deck – light green shimmer (Veluxe Pearl) Black Water – black with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl) Midnight Sun – shimmer mocha (Satin) Revelry – mauvey purple grey (Fatin) Flame – mint silver shimmer (Veluxe Pearl) Gleam – barely pinked gold (Lustre) Vulnerable – soft pearly purple (Lustre) Amethyst – deep purple with pink pearl (Satin) Quarry – soft muted plum brown (Matte) All Hands on Deck – light green shimmer (Veluxe Pearl)Black Water – black with gold pearl (Veluxe Pearl)Midnight Sun – shimmer mocha (Satin)Revelry – mauvey purple grey (Fatin)Flame – mint silver shimmer (Veluxe Pearl)Gleam – barely pinked gold (Lustre)Vulnerable – soft pearly purple (Lustre)Amethyst – deep purple with pink pearl (Satin)Quarry – soft muted plum brown (Matte) HALSEY Lipstick - March 31st ONLINE ONLY   APRIL DEJ LOAF Lipglass - April 14th ONLINE ONLY LION BABE Liquidlast Liner - April 28th ONLINE ONLY   MAY MAC x Chris Chang Spoiler (Highlight to read) MAC x Chris Chang   Cream Colour Base Peony Pavilion Rich Coral Sock It Xiqu   Eye Shadows Electric Mandarin Mu Mu Bloom Pale Pipa Royal Woo   Lipsticks Cloud Gait DDDevilish Gold XIXI Plum Princess Vermillion Vee   Fluidline Blacktrack   Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Pressed Powder MAC x Chris Chang  Cream Colour BasePeony PavilionRich CoralSock It Xiqu Eye ShadowsElectric MandarinMu Mu BloomPale PipaRoyal Woo LipsticksCloud GaitDDDevilishGold XIXIPlum PrincessVermillion Vee FluidlineBlacktrack Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Pressed Powder Coming soon in 2016 MAC x Selena MAC x Brooke Candy Part 2 New Mineralized Skinfinishes New Strobe products New cream highlight/contour Spring/Summer 2016 Mariah Carey Beauty Icon Collection ** mini lipsticks / collection unknown** Future MAC (grey mineralized lipstick) New brow products MAC x Tanya Taylor NYC   ***Updated FEB  8 2016***    
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
After my 3rd email I finally got them to give me credit for my purchases, I'm now 1/3 of the way to the 2nd tier!:D see post
Let's Talk About NARS!
A lot of the other big beauty brands have their own threads now, so I thought, why not NARS?   Let's share news about new collections, feedback on products, etc here. Spring 2016: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Summer 2016: Have you picked up anything from the collection so far?  Do tell! 
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HALL OF FAMER tessie84 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm dying for the rose bronze color --- aaahhh! see post
Which Purse-Worthy Products Do You Carry with You All Day Long?
This month PLAY! by Sephora brings you the high-performing products and time-savers that Sephora PRO artists keep by their side day and night.   So that has us wondering: what are your favorite products to carry in your purse? Tell us in the comments below!   Learn more about PLAY! by SEPHORA—which is currently available on a limited invitation-only basis and will launch nation-wide this year––at  http://www.sephora.com/play .
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HALL OF FAMER tessie84 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Some lip color -- my weakness Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Fast-Absorbing hand cream Nivea lip balm Too Cool for School blotting papers MAC Blotting Powder... 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 Libellules / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Was just coming to post this! Is this because of the gif I posted? The image on the tom ford website is beyond inaccurate! I wore Drake today for a very important meetin... 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 kilov / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Seconded. I finally recieved my order from Hautelook and it was love at first swipe. Easy to apply, tries matte, very comfortable, and doesn't budge while drinking and 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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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
my new favorite affordable clay/mud mask ! PIXI glow mud mask.    see post
o Need a foundation to cover imperfections but not thick and cakey!
I have tried numerous samples...trying to find a foundation to cover my imperfections...but I do not want anything thick and cakey that I have to use a beauty blender to blend it out...I prefer to se a brush.  My hunt is still on to find the right one, I have normal to combination skin, definitely not oily..I prefer liquid foundation please help!
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beautybandit88 / NEWCOMER / replied
i absolutely love KVD lipsticks but i had the exact same experience with the lock it foundation. my husband told me i looked like i was wearing a mask. back to the store... see post
Any recommendations for a mascara that'll lengthen and grow your lashes?
So recently I wanted to find a mascara primer or a conditioner that would help my natural lashes grow, and we all have those no makeup days and i would always look at my natural lashes and see them as small. So does anyone have any recommendations?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi LeilyJ,   Blinc has a black lash primer that helps improve the wear of mascara but also improves growth over time. As it's black in color it can also be worn on i... see post
Good make-up products
what's a good contouring kit? cream and powder or what do you recommend more so?  also what other products of makeup do you girlies like and recommend to try?!    <3
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Lou1997,   Like lylysa said... plenty of opinions out there in regards to contour kits! When it comes to choosing between creams, powders, and what kind of contou... see post