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Zpsid91
Jubilant July Hauls
It's July!!! Time to start a new thread for all the amazing July hauls from you guys! Please post all your hauls, big or small, beauty or non-beauty...can't wait to see them all!!   To start us off - here is a tiny sample haul from Dr. Hauschka
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jenpred
HALL OF FAMER jenpred / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks! I'd love to hear other's thoughts on it, but I think they all perform equally well, with the Dior having the slightly better texture. Hello Sailor is the most un... see post
sephoramusthave
What are you wearing today?
What makeup is everyone wearing today?   Today I am wearing:   1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP   and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50   So c'mon now...confess!
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SDdenm
BEAUTY MASTER SDdenm / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Oh and Summerfly was the last color I put on so that way I didnt have to blend everything else around it without trying to disturb Summerfly. Hope that helps! see post
jemly
REGRETTABLE TRENDS AND BEAUTY HABITS -- OH NO !
ok, story time.   are there any specific trends you took part in--or habits you too part of--only to look back and think 'WHAT WAS I THINKING?!'.  it may be embarrassing, it may be humorous, either way--it's one of the more entertaining elements of beauty/makeup that we can only learn to fully understand (and appreciate !) with hindsight.    in the early 2000s i hated the fact i was pale, so i was often a victim of the earlish days of the self tanner craze. i remember thinking it was MAGIC, only to to notice the next day in fresh daylight that i had bright orange streaks running down my calf. and you'd think that would've taught me my lesson but i'd just pretend like it wasn't there and continued on with it for months. another was the disaster at my attempt at a glossy eyelids (posted about more thoroughly in the 'what was your first sephora purchase' thread). and i'll add more to these 'confessions' as i remember more !   just to note: this is all in good-spirited nostalgic fun, and NOT to demean anyone's tastes or experiences.
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MissB417
BEAUTY BOSS MissB417 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Somewhere in an archived 90's photo album, at an Aspen ski lodge, there is a pic of a bunch of kids. One of them is wearing huge JNCO jeans, an M &M's branded Rugby shir... see post
fluffymuha
Bad customer service today! Ugh...
I went in to exchange a Bite Lip Tint for the new Bite Agave Lip Mask today. Simple, right? Wrong.   Everything was going swell until I reached the cashier (if you can call her that). She didn't have any trouble with the exchange transaction, but short-changed me. When I let her know that she owes me money, she sort of huffed and went to call her Manager to open the cash drawer for her. Once she gave me my change, she pushed my item into my hand without asking if I even needed a bag, and I went on my merry way.   I was on the subway when I decided to check out my new purchase. Lo and behold - it was my Lip Tint. You can guess which word went through my head. It starts with an F.   I had to take the subway back to Sephora right away, because, lord knows, I didn't want them blaming me for any of this mess.   I arrived back at checkout, get to the same cashier, and told her what happened. Her Manager comes over once more, and has the nerve to ask me why I didn't check that the item was the right one! Am I responsible for your badly trained employees that can't differentiate between two different boxes and can't do basic math?   In the end, the manager grabbed me a new Agave Lip Mask, and my cashier girl rolled her eyes at me.    What a wonderful day shopping at Sephora! I'm glad to be so valued as a Rouge member! Not going back anytime soon!
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Sephora would make sooooo much more money if they exploited men like that.  Yep.  I'd be shopping everyday.  see post
ashleenicoleex3
Lipstick Problems.... I Need A Solution
I'm having so many problems with lipstick application. Every time I put on lipstick it always settles into my lip lines. I prime my lips with the Bite Beauty Lip Primer and then I line my lips with a lip liner and apply my lipstick of choice and it still settles into my lip lines. I exfoliate my lips but it still doesn't help. What can I do to stop this from happening? Please help.
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gmoss90
BEAUTY WHIZ gmoss90 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I have the same problem.  I use Too Faced lip primer and it works wonderfully for me! No more feathering/bleeding into those lines.  I love it! see post
roseyruby2
light pink lipstick
help!!! im getting married next week and havent foun nice lipstick for my make up. im having a simple garden wedding and i wanted my make up to be glowing bride, however i havent found the perfect lipstick/ lipcolor for it. I wanted something light pink just a cute natural lips nice for summer wedding. wondering about my skin tone i waer make up forever 203.   
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fatimamummy
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just chime in to congratulate you for your wedding, you already had great suggestions for a perfect pink lipstick, hope you will find exactly what you are looking for.... see post
fluffymuha
Oh, Benefit...
Guess who reviewed their own product?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So in the July issue of Allure this liner is featured in the Editor's Picks/Hot Finds area.....fail.   What's funny is that the "stamp" technique that MissHaiL posted ... see post
notcreative
Deals too good to pass Up!
I have been getting a lot of great emails.  Hopefully, some of these deals can come in handy for the rest of you.  Have you seen any awesome ones you want to share?  Now, is a great time to haul.      
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I cannot type links, but the URL is listed in black at the top, mid center of the picture. see post
HelloCoffee
a dupe for L' Ecole Des Femmes by KVD?
I know it's soon, but is there a dupe for this shade? I'm a bit afraid to commit to this one only because of the matte formula. I know people say they are not too drying, but even when I prep my lips they end up looking flakey after a while. I was hoping someone knew of something a little more hydrating in this salmon-pink-coral shade? Thanks!
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klbandy
BEAUTY BOSS klbandy / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hehe no problem! I honestly love the color and the formula  see post
andyhtrieu
stubborn pimples/zits
I have two pimples/zits on my cheeks and NOTHING IS WORKING. I've been using benzoyl peroxide in the morning, and 2% salicylic acid and Tretinoin at night. It's been a few weeks since I got them and they're so stubborn. Those products that I mentioned above don't make a difference. Help!
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Mario Badescu Drying cream (14.00) is great for spot treatments.  It comes in a little tub that would last a long time! I gave my  daughter a big scoop in another oc... see post
Cupcakecandy
Looking for a red blush...
Which ones are your favorites? I'm thinking I might try Nars Siam Matte Multiple, but I'd love to hear some other better( and less expensive ) suggestions. I want a true red and something that will blend really easily. Thank youuu!!
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Cupcakecandy
BEAUTY GURU Cupcakecandy / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks for all the suggestions! I think it's between Frankly Scarlet, MUFE #99, or Nars Exhibit A!  see post
PoorStudent
Greasy limp hair in need of a volumizing dry shampoo!
I have very long, fine, heavy hair that I have to wash everyday it's so greasy and limp! What are my best options on volumizing dry shampoos?   Thanks!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A clarifying shampoo should not replace your current one, just use more as a weekly deep clean :)   Another option: Phyto Phytopolléine Botanical Scalp Treatment - thi... see post
heartsmyface
Anyone up for a drugstore challenge?
Have any of the beautiful ladies here on BT tried using drugstore cosmetics after solely using mid to high end stuff?  I have never really dabbled in drugstore and keep saying I will but then never follow through.  I have a mind to walkinto a drugstore and buy a bunch of goodies they have to offer and play around in drugstore for a week or two.  I'm wondering what I'm missing or what I'm not missing.   Is there anyone who could help me choose some items they like or who would like to post solely drugstore looks and review their experiences with them?  I think it would be fun  
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Poisonivy9
BEAUTY MAVEN Poisonivy9 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
So I went out and bought the new L'oreal visible lift blur foundation, concealer, and blush.  I have used the foundation and concealer and I really like it!  I still use... see post
ilovpurses
What not to wear - the Makeup Edition
OK, in reading though the makeup regrets of the past, it made me wonder if there are makeup faux pas that some of us may be doing and we are not even really aware that they are god awful. I need to know LOL.   I will admit that sometimes I match my eyeshadow to my top - is this horrible? Like if I'm wearing a coral top I'll do a coral look on my eyes - not INYOURFACE coral, but say better than doing blue and totally clashing, no?   I also own (although haven't worn in a long time) MAC's High Strung which falls into the silvery-pink category. It's brand new and unsed. YIKES! Guess I should consider adding that to my Back to Mac stash.    So lay em all out here - and let's see if anyone is brave enough to own up to them. :-) I just owned up to 2!! 
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kbmatthews
HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Late on the bandwagon for this, but Andy, I like your thinking.   I seriously don't understand why men are so sensitive when it comes to product packaging. Using a cle... see post
HookedOnBeauty2
New Sephora Favorites set COMING SOON :)
A new Sephora Favorite lip set coming soon for VIB ROUGE. Give Me Some Lip looks like a cute set of pink and nude color for $25   I can't wait for this to be available even though I just bought the old Give Me Some Lip set last month (the lippies are different)     Edit to add:   This set contains: - 0.03 oz Urban Decay Mini Naked Revolution Lipstick - 0.12 oz Nars Deluxe Orgasm Lip Gloss - 0.07 oz Buxom Mini Full On Lip Cream in White Russian - 0.65 oz Marc Jacobs Mini Lust for Lacquer in Kissability - 0.05 oz Deluxe Bite High Pigment Lip Pencil in Meritage - 0.20 oz Full-size Smashbox Be Legendary Gloss in Pout
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mollybb
BEAUTY BOSS mollybb / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Lol great minds! see post
begonia46
Becca now @ Ulta
Hi, thought some of you might want to  know the shimmering skin perfector pressed powder is available there in Rose Gold.  I know some of you have been waiting...free shipping too.
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armybeauty
BEAUTY BOSS armybeauty / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Really?! Wow, I'm glad I got it. That is so crazy! see post
kimrousseau
Hair and hard water
I have "hard water" at home and it dries out my hair. No matter how much or how long I leave my conditioner in, it seem that my hair is so dry. It frizzes and also creates a lot of split ends. I do not use any heat for my hair (hairdryer, curler, straightener, etc).   What shampoo should I be using to help with this?   
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chlotam
BEAUTY MASTER chlotam / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I would forget the shampoo and oils and invest in a filtering shower head, its always best to treat the problem, not just the symptoms! see post
Emmyxx
No middle ground
I either get extremely dry to the point where my face looks like a desert, or I get extremely oily to the point where my face looks like I went swimming in the BP oil spill. I don't see a direct correlation between hormonal or environmental factors, and I wash my skin with oil controling soap along with using an oil controling lotion. Besides being completely at a loss when it comes to controlling my skin type, I am also a newbie at high end makeup. I would perfer a light to medium coverage but I would like buildability. Also, stating the obvious, it needs to be mattifying. Any suggestions of a foundation and finishing powder that can help me out? To set the record straight, no I was not attempting to go for the dewey look in any of these pictures
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's going to be tough to navigate your skin and regimen without knowing and being able to research the prescriptions.    Were you diagnosed with eczema or were the pr... see post
mzgretch23
hi.. debating which mascara to buy, benefit they're real or diorshow mascara?
notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Can I vote for neither?  If I had to choose the lesser of the evils, I would pick Diorshow.  They're Real just likes to cling to my face.  see post
asdfkl
Does anyone else dislike drugstore makeup?
I know this may sound harsh, but I really dislike all drugstore makeup. I'm sure there are many products out that are of great quality, even better than some high end makeup, but I have never found a drugstore product that I have liked. I've tried primers, foundations, powders, eye shadows, eye liners, mascaras, lipsticks, lip glosses, and lip stains, but each product has left me disappointed. I've also tried makeup removers from the drugstore, but they also left me disappointed. Does anyone else dislike drugstore makeup? I've stopped trying drugstore makeup all together now because every product has left me disappointed; which led to quite a bit of money being wasted. I only get high end makeup now because I am rarely ever disappointed with my purchases.
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gingerblack
HALL OF FAMER gingerblack / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I more so hate the drug store experience. I really haven't tried many drug store products. I hate how there aren't testers of everything, and if there are testers, they ... see post
BryttaniMarie
Makeup for summer vacation/phasing out makeup
Hello All!   So a little about me.. I am 25, am more Oily-skinned than not, very very fair and never tan. usually have at least one or two blemishes - I dont think i can ever remember a time when i had clear skin.   I usually used Revlon colorstay on a day to day basis, and something like MUFE or MAC for special occasions.    I am headed to the wonderful Disney World in humid, muggy, HOT Orlando soon, and need some makeup help. I want something that provides some coverage for my uneven skin + blemishes, but nothing too heavy. I would prefer something I didnt have to touch up as often etc. can anybody offer a suggestion?   On a side-note... I would love to eventually phase out foundation all together. what would you recommend for doing that? I have horrible self esteem when it comes to my face and I feel like that is my main setback...   I look forward to reading your suggestions!
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi BryttaniMarie! That's so exciting! I love Disney World. :) But the Florida heat on the other hand.. haha    For your trip, I would recommend looking into a light,... see post
annypoo
Coastal Scents Revealed palette
Has anyone tried this palette? Reviews for it look good on MUA and Emily N on youtube raved about it. 
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dolceloure
HALL OF FAMER dolceloure / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
oh, no! Why'd you say that?? I'm on a no-buy (that I've already broken a couple of times :-/ ) *wanders over to Coastal Scents* see post
laynebr
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List
Not sure if this is allowed? But I'm going to give it a shot and hope it doesn't get closed *covers eyes*   What's on everyone's wish list for this sale? The sale started yesterday for card holders and will be available starting July 18!   I'm having a hard time in finding anything I like on the previews I've seen so far!   But I really want this!  
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yup, especially when you have the first color already. :)  see post
radtech
skincare
I am 62 white heads dull skin age spots normal to dry Looking for appropriate products
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Welcome! You will find so many helpful, knowledgeable people here--you are in good hands!   Personally, I love Algenist products. I am 49 with combination to oily skin... see post
armybeauty
Lip Scrub Showdown: Bite Beauty Cherry Scrub vs. Fresh Sugar Scrub
Has anyone tried either or both of these lip scrubs? I've used the Fresh sugar scrub exclusively, but (please forgive me for this) I don't do well with their lip therapy balms (it just worsens the chapping), so I have been using the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask with the Fresh sugar scrub. This combo has been working out pretty well for me, but I'm getting near the bottom of my Fresh scrub, and am wondering if I should stick with that or try the Bite scrub instead. Any thoughts?
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chocopudding
HALL OF FAMER chocopudding / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've only tried the Fresh Sugar Scrub, but I didn't really think it did anything for me. Then again, I might've licked off quite a bit of it since it's so sweet...:D You... see post
armybeauty
What is your regular skincare routine?
I live in a mild climate, where it can be slightly humid, but otherwise it rains continually for 3/4 of the year. I have normal-to-combo skin, meaning I don't really have any major dry/oily spots, but I can get dry or slightly oily in my t-zone occasionally.    I use the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser twice a day (ok, usually I only manage to use it once a day), and I moisturize with Ole Henriksen's Nurture Me and Bite's Agave Lip Mask twice a day (religiously). I exfoliate with Exfolikate twice a week, and I use the Boscia Black Luminizing mask all-over once a week, and in my trouble zones up to three times a week. I use the GLAMGLOW Powermud once or twice a week, and I spot treat any incoming blemishes with the GLAMGLOW Supermud as needed. I also use the Boscia Purifying Pore Strips on an as-needed basis as well.    What is your skincare routine? 
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jen81
BEAUTY WHIZ jen81 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you right after I posted I figured out who you guys were referring to! Yeah I want to buy a bunch of stuff she has posted about!  see post
kldavis03
Luminizer help! My fav is MIA and I'm looking for replacement suggestions.
I used to use LORAC PERFECTLY LIT OIL-FREE LUMINIZING POWDER in Spotlight - it's sold out everywhere - and I've heard rumors it is being discontinued.  I realize Sephora no longer carries the line and Kohls now does, but again, I can't find my fav luminizer anywhere.  Ugh!!!!  I need some Sephora help!  Pretty please!  I have a medium colored skin tone (yellow undertones) so gold tones tend to look more natural than pink ones - need recommendations on what other options to try to replace my old fav product.  I have tried a bunch of things thus far and haven't had a lot of luck.  I don't want anything too glittery.... help... And thanks in advance!
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
My favorite are the Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana and Hard Candy Baked Bronzer in Tiki. Both are NOT bronzers, but very nice highlights. The WNW i... see post
akhorounjaia
I bought a brush from Sephora and never used it....
And I still have the receipt. The only thing I don't have is the plastic film that had the bar code on it. Can I not return it?
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Akhorounjaia,   I suggest reaching out to your local Sephora Store http://www.sephora.com/store-locations-events?searchTerm=stores&_requestid=123233 prior to visi... see post
Blackwhiskey
Kat von D's new lippies
Anyone know their exact release date? 
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killerteeth
BEAUTY WHIZ killerteeth / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Me too! I've found it's close to the Vampira liquid lipstick, so i'm thinking about returning it. see post