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30+ Days Of Spring Colors ( Lippie Challenge... Or Just Good Ol' Fun )
I started this in Greenie's thread, but, people suggested to make a new thread for this, so here we are...   So, Spring is finally here. Or... sort of.... ( But, that snow the other day has nothing to do with the bright yellow and pastel green I feel like wearing, right? )   Anyway, I was thinking we could do 30+ day challenge of Spring ( and Summer ) colors, just for fun, and the heck of it. Let's have some fun! If anyone feels like joining me, please do. If you don't want to do the challenge, please feel free to stop by just because, whenever and why ever you feel like to.   Let's paint the BT with Spring colors, ladies and gents!   Lippie junkies united!!!     P.S. It turned out I need to remove what's left of my "wisdom" asap... so.... I'll start the fun, and re-join you as soon as I can. But, you go ahead and have fun. I'll be watching, and live through you all!   Day 1 - Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral Day 2 - NARS Audacious in Brigitte + NARS lip gloss in Priscilla Day 3 - MAC Candy Yum Yum Day 4 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque Day 5 - NARS Audacious in Brigitte ( lightly ) over MAC Rosy Rim lip pen Day 6 - NARS Audacious in Angela Day 7 - UD Revolution in Bang             KVD's Bachelorette ( the liquid one ) Day 8 - Tom Ford Pink Dusk over Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral Day 9 - Maybelline Vivids in Vivid Rose Day 10 - NARS Audacious in Dominique + MAC Pink Pigeon Day 11 - Maybelline Vivids in On Fire Red Day 12 - KVD Painted Love lippie in A Go Go Day 13 - KVD Bauhau5 ( the liquid one ) with some gloss on top Day 14 - MAC Vegas Volt with a little help from MAC Chic Trick lip pen Day 15 - Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in So Sofia Day 16 - Maybelline Vivids in Hot Plum Day 17 - LORAC Lip Luxe 8 Hour Lip Color in True Red Day 18 - NARS Audacious in Dominique + MAC lip pen in Heroine Day 19 - MAC Pink Plaid Day 20 - UD Revolution lippie in Streak, with a little help from MAC's Rosy Rim lip pen Day 21 - LORAC PRO Matte Lip Color in Violet, with a little help from MAC's lip pen in Heroine Day 22 - NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien Day 23 - MAC Reel Sexy Day 24 - Covergirl Divine Day 25 - Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Infamous Day 26 - Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Rubellite Day 27 - MAC Up The Amp Day 28 - MAC Violetta Day 29 - Tom Ford Pink Dusk + Givenchy Rose Dressing Day 30 - MAC Dear Diary + lip pen in Embrace Me Day 31 - Tom Ford Julian + NARS Audacious Fanny Day 32 - NARS Audacious Raquel + MAC lip pen in Chick Trick
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HALL OF FAMER lyravega / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You know I've sworn off TF's lippies, but you kinda make me wanna get both of these! Grrrr!   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 greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Never thought I could pull off a brown lipstick. Apparently, throw a hint of red in there and I'm good. ;) see post
show us your extraordinary rewards
I just received my 5k Elizabeth and James reward, here are the pics. I know many of us are upset about these rewards, but I didn't mean to hurt u guys, but this thread is just for showing the pics of rewards BTers received. I stayed up whole night, slept only 3 hours, and it was like mad rush. Did I like the reward, seriously I don't know, I wanted this reward from the time beauty2sample calculated, but after receiving I'm not happy, bag is small, doesn't look so good, I would never spend $550 on this bag and sunglasses didn't fit me perfectly. Over all I'm neither happy nor sad. I just hope in future sephora come up with great rewards, more quantity, release them in day time, main thing, our Canadian sister should also redeem these rewards. So share ur pics guys.
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HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm interested too, but I still think it's too soon, considering how it was handled (by Sephora, not the OP), and how many people are upset with it. Personally, I think ... 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 greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, you can. Load up your Nordstrom cart, that in a separate tab or window, open their customer service chat. Tell them the retailer and items you want to price match, ... see post
And now the email about the rewards goes out
seriously but wtf what was the point in still having the email about the rewards still go out ?? i feel like it only pisses me off more now to see that and not be able to get them . 
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BEAUTY BUFF shirleylin88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
lol i never received the email either.  see post
Extraordinary Rewards Experience
Hi Everyone,   We wanted to take a moment to let you know that we are hearing your feedback regarding today’s Extraordinary Rewards experience. If we haven’t been able to respond to you personally yet, please know that we have read your feedback and definitely understand your frustration. The rewards sold out much quicker than we anticipated, so we were unable to send out the planned email or post to our social channels. We’re sorry if you missed out on these exciting rewards. The response has been overwhelming and we are happy to announce that there will be more extraordinary rewards coming this year.   If you have specific questions or need assistance, please PM a moderator for help. We appreciate your understanding and value the helpful feedback you’ve provided here on BeautyTalk.  
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BEAUTY BUFF shirleylin88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I stayed up all night/day starting at 12am PST 5/05 - I am disappointed with the fact that even though I did stay up many of the perks never showed, for example the UD v... see post
Bite Lip Lab Sephora color of the month!
OMG Bite lipsticks are my weakness!   http://www.sephora.com/lip-lab-limited-release-cre me-deluxe-lipstick-P392929?skuId=1691773&country_s ...
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HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Well dang I completely missed this while I was sleeping in :( If anyone has an extra or doesn't like the shade I'd love to trade :) 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 lnum / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh I'm wondering about the texture of the Shiseido? I have never tried Shiseido cosmetics (only skincare) but have always lusted from afar.  see post
Sephora regain your loyalty?
I should get paid by Sephora marketing for starting this thread for them.   What, if anything, could Sephora do at this point to regain your trust and loyalty to the company?   For me, I would be appeased by a year of 500 point perks and a $50 gift card. I would be miffed still, but might be willing to sweep this guffaw under the rug.
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IT GIRL InimitableD / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I still really like Sephora and their shipping is awesome, but I'm just very disappointed in them.  This was extremely unfair, and I have yet to receive any email that e... see post
Advice on skin type cleanser
I've never really understood what kind of skin I have but I know it's a mess, I guess it's some sort of combination skin. Oily on the nose and between the eyes and quite dry on the cheeks. I have large pores on the nose tip and on the cheeks close to the nose area, on those same areas it is also a bit red but I'm not sure if it's because of the large pores? To top it up, my skin is never flawless, I always have some kind of pimple and red dots, even if small, somewhere on my face. I'm using mia2 with the clarisonic pore reducing cleanser, thinking big pores were my main problem. I'm starting to notice that after I've used the mia2 with that cleanser my skin peels off all over my cheeks, the tonic I use afterwards does remove those pellicles but I was just wondering if that meant that I need to use another cleanser? Or is that supposed to make my skin peel off? I hope this isn't too much of a dumb question, I'm really lost when identifiyng which products would be best for my skin type.  Thanks in advance for any advice! 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My pleasure, Effe! :D I'm happy to help and feel free to personal message me any time if you ever want some one-on-one assistance not in the public forum.   Enlarged p... see post
Pale Skin, Foundation Questions
HI! let me tell you about my skin. I am naturally very pale, and have semi sensitive skin. I can't really label it as oily or dry. If I wake up and don't wash my face, It over compensates, and creates lots of oil, but if i wash my face and don't put moisturizer, it becomes very very dry and tight. So I suppose my first question is "What kind of skin do I have?". Second, Its really hard for me to find a foundation that has a nice balance of coverage but isn't too light. For example, I enjoy letting my natural freckles show through, but I need some coverage to balance my skin tone and cover light blemishes. Overall, I'm looking for a product that is neither too light or too heavy. I really appreciate you help and suggestions
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HALL OF FAMER ShannonAlexis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am pale with freckles and can recommend the following products:   Naked Skin foundation in 0.05 Estee Lauder Double Wear BB cream in 01 Cover Girl Outlast Stay Fab... see post
Bad experiences in Sephora?
Just wanted to create a forum where everyone can vent and am also curious as to how bad it can get or if I'm the only one that feels angry and embarrassed after leaving my local Sephora for being treated badly. Please feel free to share your stories!
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is absolutely shocking!    Why are you still shopping there?  Or for that matter, why at Sephora at all?  It seems like they have performed poorly multiple times ... see post
Extraordinary Reward shipment notification?
Has anyone received any confirmations yet? Didn't exactly know where to put this!
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I got one yesterday around 4:30pm and the other one this morning around 11:30.  My Drybar perk had to ship ground but my KVD should be here tomorrow:)     I'm still ... see post
Hey BT guess who got the best reward, I did!
Like as most BTers here I too am very disappointed with Sephora. I stayed up late last night, dozed off for a few minutes and woke to realize all (except a few 1000, which not interest me) rewards were gone. I attempted to call the Rouge Line and kept getting disconnected. At first I thought it was the Rep who hung up on me and got really upset. But when I called back, two more times, that got cut off too. I guess I wasn’t the only upset customer bombarding their phone lines. I decided to give it a break.   I called a few hours later and again, after reaching a Rep, I got cut off. Why? I called again for the fourth or fifth time today and now it wasn’t only to complain about their rewards system or lack of, but also their customer service. After a few minutes of my uninterrupted speech all the Rep told me “I’m sorry you missed the rewards, we will be having more rewards in the future so stay tuned” When ? What? I asked her. She said she didn’t have any info only that Sephora keeps adding new rewards constantly. And that’s all I got …a simple “I’m sorry you missed the rewards” that felt like she said ' Ha ha that’s what you get for not taking those extra cans of energizer drinks to keep you up all night!! ' no points or anything, not that I care since I can't redeem for something I really want.   I’m so angry but not as much as how disappointed I am with Sephora right now. I haven’t received any email or notice about this. Honestly, I ask myself why even bother shopping at Sephora anymore. I feel like I’m in a bad relationship with Sephora; keeps me awake up all night and doesn’t satisfies me. I give and give to Sephora and I don’t receive much back. Isn’t that a really bad relationship? I get more perks/rewards at other places than here, seriously. Yes some products/brands I can only purchase here and those will be the only products I purchase from Sephora from now on. I may not spend tons and tons of $$$ at Sephora but I do spend a good amount of my income here. Let this be a lesson to me. To put myself to sleep and not rely on Sephora’s rewards anymore.   I do want to add that the true reward that I have received from Sephora and I cannot find anywhere else, is this BT community. I come here everyday, yes everyday. I might not comment much but am stalking threads and reading people’s comments. It’s has become something kind of therapeutic for me. I have learned so much here and to me this has been the greatest reward Sephora has given me.   Thank you BeautyTalk! 
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HALL OF FAMER jcmb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ha ha, I'm sure they've considered it already! :P   see post
The Giddy Post - Did you order something today?? (;
Are you riding a high from an order you placed today?? Do tell. 
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BEAUTY MASTER MegEm / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I had a $50 gift card for Sephora, plus my 10% yearly VIB renewal code, so I ordered the Naked 3 palette to take care of both those things at once. Once I get rid of my ... see post
10K Josie Maran Perk.
As some of you know I was able to get the 10K Josie Maran perk. There was no information about where the trip was, when it needed to be redeemed, etc... when the perks went live. It wasn't until AFTER I placed my order that I noticed the trip is for PA. I LIVE in PA! So obviously this is not a perk that is worthwhile to me, let alone worth 10K points. I wanted to be able to just cancel it and get my points back so someone who would truly enjoy the trip would have a chance at it.   Sephora CS messaged me to essentially say: my reward was non-refundable non-returnable according to their terms of service. (Paraphrased since a mod deleted what was actually written) This is absolutely disgusting in my opinion. Sephora gives out points like candy... they've been doing it ALL day! And I can't even offer up my trip to anyone else! Someone who would actually enjoy it! For the record, my order has not shipped or anything like that.    So thanks, Sephora... for really outdoing yourself! Just when I thought your customer service couldn't get any worse. ***Edited to add my response*** **Oh and apparently my message from Sephora CS was edited out by a mod***     So what you're telling me is that because your IT people didn't have any sort of description up when the perks launched (at 4am EST by the way), that we as consumers are supposed to just take responsibility for whatever it will eventually say? I thought being clear and concise was the responsibility of the MERCHANT not the CONSUMER. I'm not sure how that is binding in any way, shape, or form. Traditionally these trips are for places like Paris and LA, there's no way anyone would assume that this year's perk would take place in Pennsylvania. That's ridiculous. Additionally, last year people were refunded for their "mega" points that were unsatisfactory (the purses and the custom Bite lipsticks) so I'm not sure why this doesn't count in the same way. It's beyond outrageous to do this when you could've made this customer happy by simply returning my points and another customer happy by offering this reward again when so many people missed out. All with a few mouse clicks and keystrokes. There were several people on Beauty Talk (you know, the place where your most loyal customers gather) who would've really enjoyed having this trip, so it's honestly awful the way you're handling this situation. Just remember, you're alienating customers who have accumulated 10K+ points. Those points don't come without purchases. It's Sephora who is losing money and garnering bad press because of "customer service" like this.   Melissa
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HALL OF FAMER killahbabe / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sonofmanjesus, I found that quite interesting that JM's Facebook gave the same standard Sephora "reply." SO not impressed. :eyeroll: see post
Custom makeover gift card
I got a gift card but just a normal one, not a specific one for 45-min custom makeover. The person bought it for me does not know about the custom makeover gift card. He just thought that as long as he bought me $50 gift card, I can get a custom makeover. Can I still use it for a makeover or I have to buy the custom makeover gift card?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm sure you can apply that gift card amount toward a makeover as the gift card would essentially cover the amount of product needed to be purchased anyways. To be sure,... see post
Favorite Sephora Alternative?
I, like so many of you here, am completely over Sephora after this "Extraordinary Rewards from 4-4:02am EST" fiasco. I was sleeping, so I could work at the job where I make the money for beauty & skincare. Sooooo, my question is, where should I go now that I am completely done with Sephora?    Ulta's layout & website has always confused me to no end, but apparently their reward system let's you use $ rewards for products? Does that include what Ulta considers "elite" brands (e.g. UD, Tarte, Becca, etc)? Right now where I live, I have no high end department stores around. But in a few months I am moving to LA & will have many more options . Which department stores give the best rewards & have the best customer service experiences at the counters? I have had pretty bad experience with super pushy & judgey Tom Ford & Guerlain reps when I've been at department stores in big cities in the past. Thanks in advance for all recs!
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
In Los Angeles: Beverly Hills Neiman Marcus (Barney's is pretty good too). Nordstrom at Westside Pavilion and the Grove seem to have better service than Santa Monica. ... see post
Products For Dry Mature Skin
I have very dry, flaky, mature skin. What are the best skin care products for me to use? Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Winner!   There's a whole myriad of skin care products that cater to dry, mature skin so to help narrow things down can you share with us whether you're looking to... see post
Bareminerals foundation and blush color
I wear bareminerals original foundation in medium beige.  I have been using "warmth" as my blush, but I would like to try one of baremineral blushes, but I don't know what color to try.  I have medium skin and dark blonde hair.  Thanks for any advice!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Angie1979! Thanks for providing your shade that you wear! In terms of wanting to try a blush rather than relying on the Warmth for your cheek color, do you have a pr... see post
Please help me look better
I am 55 years old. I have some acne scars & pores. I have combination skin. It starts off dry , by end of day very oily. I love the smashbox pore minimizer . I use that and the tarte blush (peach color) but my skin still always looks so dull. I have brown hair, brown eyes, and very fair skin. I do no like to wear alot of makeup but nothing seems to cover my scars. I have used the laura mercer tinted moisturizer in the past which goes on nice but by the end of the day I am very oily. I want to keep using the pore minimizer but need something more...possibly a powder that goes on fine, not cakey , that will look natural and will not be oily. I know I cannot look 30 again but I feel so old and dull looking. Thanks. Debbie
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Debbie! Thank you for sharing your concerns and what you'd like to focus on. By chance can you share with us your current skin care regimen (AM and PM) along with an... see post
Help me choose a peel!
Hi everyone,    I am trying to decide what peel to buy. I am looking for something to smooth my rough skin texture; I also have a few acne scars and sun spots.    After reading reviews, I am trying to decide between the following but am open to other suggestions. I am trying to stay around $50 and under.    -REN glycol lactic radiance renewal mask -Murad Intensive-C radiance peel  -Ole Henriksen lemon strip flash peel    Thanks for any advice you may have!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It'd be worth if you're open to considering a multi-step peel system and trying out the Lemon Strip Flash Peel without purchasing it on its own outright.   Try to see ... see post
Glycolic acid newbie/skin help!
So I've recently posted much about my skin care concerns and asked for suggestions (bumpy like texture, some discoloration, some acne clogged pores) I've been using adapalene cream prescribed by my derm for awhile and it's not really showing much results and leaves me with dry flaky or irritated skin........ ive been looking into and very curious about ditching the adapalene and trying glycolic acid- I'm looking for product recommendations and any experiences with this  I currently use fresh soy cleanser, dr jart water fuse gel,sea berry oil  thanks!!! 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Like DiVWA and HarlemJPN have supported, definitely speak with your dermatologist. Though it's not uncommon to slowly ween off or use a prescription-based product on an ... 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 lachaton / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just got the phone call - mine shipped, too! Ah I'm so excited :)  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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BEAUTY WHIZ mcsxo / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
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Advice to cover fine lines on my forehead :(
I'm 35 yrs old, ugh, and of course I'm naturally starting to get a few fine lines especially on my forehead.  I moisturize alot and my foundation and makeup goes on flawlessly BUT, eventually later I start seeing the lines on my forehead alot.  Could it be I need to change primer, moisturize MORE, or try different foundation, or accept I'm getting old (lol)?  Any advice is appreciated!!
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BEAUTY WHIZ mcsxo / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
i haven't tried this personally, but i have heard great things about the NARS line and pore perfector. might be something you could add to your routine to see if it make... see post
Best liquid liner anyone?
Sooooo I've been looking for a liquid eye liner, and I'm new to liners and have never worn it before. (my eye makeup is usually mascara and eye shadow) I am only interested in liquid liners as I feel like they glide on more smoothly without all the tugging and pulling on the eye lid. I was interested in the Kat Van D tattoo liner, or one from Stila that is a water proof liquid liner. ( Cant remember the exact name) I would prefer it to be in an under $20 or so range, and would like recommendations by this Tuesday(the 5th of May) as its my birthday and I will be heading to Sephora then. I really am looking for a long lasting all day black smudge proof, (water proof, etc) liquid liner. ~~ Thanks so much for any suggestions or opinions on letting me know which is personally your favorite. <3
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BEAUTY MASTER clemon / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Thank you! I feel like I am the only person who Stila and KVD liquid eyeliners didn't work for. I will try out the MUFE one.  see post
how to cut yellowness of foundation
I wear GA luminious silk 7.5 foundation which seems yellow and oily as compare to neck .Can you please suggest something to cut down yellowness and help oiliness as well 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Skin Equalizer primers from MUFE provide a great range for addressing skin concerns and tonal concerns. Smashbox used to carry a purple primer used to balance our ye... see post
Perfume for an 18 years old
Hello,   I am looking for a perfume for my daughter who is turning 18 this week. I have no idea what to get her yet. she is at the college now. I prefer the simple light kind of smell that are refreshing day to day perfume.   Please let me know if there is any perfume which is best selling for her age in 2015 or in general. what is you best advise to get her?
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BEAUTY SAVANT Tracib1981 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I agree about the sample sets. The only catch to those are this- if you don't live near a freestanding sephora they cannot be redeemed inside JCP. With that being said, ... see post
Lets Talk about these EXTRAORDINARY REWARDS
Just a place to talk about these rewards with each other. I know I'm super excited to see what roles out
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HALL OF FAMER gingaaa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Well the rep I spoke to, said 10 "or less"…sounds like it's leaning towards the "or less". Which makes me laugh, since I was given the spiel about how they had no clue t... see post