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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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ry22
HALL OF FAMER ry22 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here's a nice Seph-ulta Haul for today: Sephora- -Sephora Favorites Summer Stash JCP version (***SALE FOR $25***) -Sephora Favorites Beauty 101 $32   Ulta- -Tarte ... 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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mommyto4
HALL OF FAMER mommyto4 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I still have my clear Adidas backpack.  And I LOVE IT!  In the late 90's I had it because I wanted to look cool.  Now I use it because of security checks.  When I carry ... 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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MK89
HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nice! You look so fancy and elegant with that hat ;) see post
talinder
Rouge Louboutin
Eff! I have a feeling the $50 Louboutin red nail polish will end up at my house. I don't hoard cheapie polishes so it's okay to splurge on a luxury beauty product, right?     Sephora will be getting it around August 6th if I remember correctly. http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?p roductId=P388556&om_mmc=oth-tum-20140723-Louboutin    
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Fashion AND function!     see post
infinitise
What is it about MAC products that cause breakouts
     I normally don't have a problem with most makeup products. My skin is okay with Makeup forever, Bobbi brown, Hourglass, Guerlain, and Giorgio Armani most of the times. but when it comes to MAC items, I break out almost instantly and it takes more than 2 weeks to fully recover. it just makes my skin to warm up, cause black heads, and break out.    I checked the ingredients and they don't really have anything that might cause breakouts. (I used prep and prime natural radiance and the mineralize moisture foundation)  if anything, MUFE has more of ingredients that normally break me out like parabens..    does this happen to anyone else?  I was going to purchase their pro longwear concealer but really don't know if I should.. 
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
lol yea!! I actually noticed that too  when I go into a Mac Mac store, its almost overwhelming because someone is always jumping up at you and trying to apply things on... see post
etscore1
Dior Lip Glow vs. Perricone MD No Lipstick Lipstick
Can anybody offer some information about how these products compare to one another?
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etscore1
BEAUTY GURU etscore1 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Oooh, good info! see post
EPaden
Foot
I am looking for something to make my foot smooth and healthy. Is there anything anyone would recommend for me? I do have sensitive skin. Thanks
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comeoneileen88
BEAUTY BUFF comeoneileen88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I totally agree! FAB's Ultra Repair Cream works great on feet.  My feet were in really rough shape after spending three weeks walking around Europe, and FAB's Ultra Repa... see post
crflh
Shiniest glossiest lip gloss for fuller looking lips?
Hi everyone, I was wondering what you would recommend for a SUPER shiny, glossy lip gloss that makes your lips look wet, juicy, reflective and maybe even give a fuller effect to lips... ? I prefer non-sticky glosses and maybe not too much glitter in it. I would like to use it over lipstick so color pay off isn't too much of a deal to me. plumping glosses are okay with me too   I have tried mac dazzle glass and they were shiny but tooooo sticky and gloppy and the ingredients in it are not the best :/ I have the buxom glosses, which are my favorite as of now because they have a tingle and are quite glossy but still not as shiny as i want. nars was nicely formulated but not glossy  I was thinking about dior glosses , lancome juicy tubes, or the new soap & glory xxl pillow plump that is exclusive for vib's right now.   What are your thoughts ? Any help is appreciated thank you all so much! <3
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Love the Juicy tubes.  Super shiny.  They're a little sticky, but nowhere near the stickiest I've tried. see post
OliviasAunt
Pale Skin. Blush Color with Red Lipstick?
I have pale skin with yellow and red tones that are pretty much hidden when I wear foundation, what is the best color of blush to wear when wearing red lipstick? I have dark hair and eyes.
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Good call on the applying lipstick first, Andy! :D 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
Beautybar see post
gogreyhound
Perfume bottle suggestions...
HI all! i ordered the cute little Sephora Universal atomiser, thinking I could transfer my Tory Burch Rollerball perfume into it.  Unfortunately, it isn't going to work...it is adapted for spray-type bottles and it doesnt open up for pouring.   I want to get that perfume out of the rollerball, because it just seems like I don't get enough product out of the roller ball...then I feel like a kid scribbling all over myself  trying to get enough coverage! Plus, I am afraid over time the product inside will become contaminated with any body oils or dirt it may come into contact with from my skin.   Any suggestions? ( other than next time don't be a cheapo and just buy the darn spray bottle and be done with it!) EDIT: If one pays enough attention, all one has to do is unscrew the bottom, hold it upside down, and pour a perfume into it!  :::shuffles away embarassed::::
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No offense taken--I see what you are saying1 especially since I spilled some  during the transfer, and now am walking around in a cloud of Tory Burch... ha ha!  I guess... see post
linda84
Korres price increase
I was browsing around the Korres page to see the new stuff that has come in, and I noticed the price increase in my favorite, Wild Rose cream. I know prices increase every year, but a sudden $3 increase? Who am I kidding I'll still buy it ...ahh...why must I love it so much? I wonder how they determine which products/brands they'll increase pricing for?   On a side note, has anyone tried the new Black Pine line? I'm so tempted to try it. Korres is my favorite skincare brand, and it has never disappointed me!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Check Korres facebook page, in the comments Korres usually lists for that poster where items are sold online. Also if you are near the boarder, some UPS stores will hold... see post
mygreathair12
Wen?
I have been using Wen for three years and all of a sudden my hair is very dry, what could I do? 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
That's my job, Kevin! ;) hehe see post
ilovpurses
Liquid Foundation Brush
I use Guerlain's Lingerie de Peau liquid foundation and on lazy days the LDP BB. I usually use the BB with my fingers (which I hate, but that's what the instructions say) and the foundation with my MAC 190 (flat domed synthetic brush). I've read good things about MAC 187 (stippling brush) which I also have but I just can't see how that works. I have very good results with the 190, but it seems that this style brush is falling out of favor and I'm not sure why.   Is there another good brush I can try or should I just stick with the 190 if it's working for me - no streaks, perfect even application, etc. I'm always looking out for the "next best thing" and I guess I'm curious as to what that is. 
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Poisonivy9
BEAUTY MAVEN Poisonivy9 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I am actually about to buy my third urban decay optical blurring brush!  I love it and use it every day!  i have one for liquid and one for powder.  The third one will b... see post
Siri26
birthday gift Item number 1569847
Hi, I received a birthday gift Item number 1569847 , I added it to my shopping bag as i was ordering something else. I am curious to know what's in it and wanted to know the shades.. Do I have the option to choose the shade of lipstick I wish ?
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Siri26,    Yes, it's listed as the MUFE bday set and that sku number you have is the free birthday one we give out to our Beauty Insider members with the Co... see post
Shrewdle
Master Class III Palette from Smashbox
Has anyone gotten the Smashbox Master Class III Palette? I've been eyeing this one up, but I have to wait a few months to get it since I've already spent over my budget for the time-being! ;-)   I found some closeup photos of it and swatches of it online via cosmeticblur blog, and all the colors look so absolutely amazing!    Does anyone know if this is in the permanent line or is it limited edition? If it's limited edition will it still be here in a few months? I just can't stop looking at all the colors and really don't want to miss out on this one! *drool*  
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irenet
BEAUTY MASTER irenet / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I have to say that I got a Smashbox palette for my birthday and I keep going back to it. The colors all work well together and it's all flattering on me. I even have a N... see post
infinitise
Clay mask for dry skin types?
  I have dry combination skin type that is very very acne prone.  I get redness every now and then, but with the right products, I usually don't.. but breakouts are something I tend to not be able to control     I use clarisonic, philosophy and sulwhasoo peels for exfoliating about 2 times a week, but I feel like its not enough to deep clean for pores especially in the summer.    I have in the past used Fresh umbrian clay and PTR sulfur mask from what I can remember on top of my head.  I loved the umbrian clay mask, but found it to be very dehydrating.. PTR sulfur mask on the other hand barely did anything..  oh and Glam glow was way too irritating for my skin..    can anyone please recommend a good clay mask that I can use for the purpose of drawing out impurities and keeping my skin a bit more clear?    thank you in advance! 
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comeoneileen88
BEAUTY BUFF comeoneileen88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I would also check out the Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque.  In addition to the clay it has oatmeal and aloe vera included to make it gentler. 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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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I only use tretinoin at night and only on areas that have acne, like my forehead. It helps with my forehead, but not with the two stubborn spots. ;OFIUASDOFJA;SDKLFJ ... 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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misscg
HALL OF FAMER misscg / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
From left to right: smashbox in pout, Bite in meritage, Marc Jacobs in kissability, buxom in White Russian, Nars in orgasm, and UD in naked. The color below all of the... see post
gmoss90
ok beauties, I need organization advice!!
I have bought sooo many lippies here lately, especially when bite rereleased their double ended lippiesvand the 4 pack of lip stick, Marc Jacobs released his, and of course Kat von d recent release, I've amassed quite a few lippies and have at least 5 more coming! (The UPS man hates me!) Sooooo I need advice from you guys on how to organize them.  I will say my eyesight is awful so I cant read the colors on the bottom of the lippies.  I have an ikea table with 5 drawers with drawer organizers from bed bath and beyond, but they are getting full!  I noticed curiouscannible had hers in acrylic stackable thing.  Good idea but, should I organize them by brand, or color?? And if by color, what about the double ended bite ones?  So come on guys, give me your secrets!!
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gmoss90
BEAUTY WHIZ gmoss90 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Good idea!  Thanks! see post
beauty4ashes
Glasses & Make-Up
Do you wear your make-up differently if you're wearing glasses vs. contact lenses?  What do you do differently with glasses? (the entire face, not just the eyes)                  
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Seiba
BEAUTY WHIZ Seiba / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I usually wear contacts but some days I feel like I want to give my eyes a break so I wear glasses from time to time (or no contacts or glasses at all! I confuse my frie... see post
glossforevery1
BEST MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY?!
What is the BEST SETTING SPRAY for keeping your makeup (especially blush, bronzer, highlight) in place ALL DAY?! I am running out of my Mac Fix Plus and I would like to try something new, that hopefully works better!! Thanks Dolls!!😘
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annypoo
HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use the Urban Decay's all nighter spray. I haven't tried anything else but I really like that one. There is a trial size for about 14 dollars. UD also has a de-slick s... see post
IowaHawkeye
With Chemotherapy what is the best product to help with the skin burns.
EvangelineDamon
BEAUTY BOSS EvangelineDamon / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'm so sorry for what you're going through. There are a few specific chemotherapy treatments that do cause burning sensation throughout the body, especially to the feet... see post
heartsmyface
Keeping seasonal lippy inventory
So two nights ago I decided to pull out all my lippys and take a sorta inventory on colours and items that would be useful for summer looks. I ended up sitting there with cotton pads and systematically applying and removing one after the other, deciding if I would wear each colour this season or not.   I must say I'm sitting pretty with quite a few bright summery lippys. the colours I deemed too dark were shuffled to the back of my drawer. i ended up putting six lippys aside for either my mother or my sister to pick at if they choose cause I thought they were mistakes for me.  In the end I feel much more organized, with a better sense of what I own and my lips are super exfoliated from all the swiping and wiping.   how do the rest of you keep track of your inventory?  Or do you?   It just occurred to me that I should have been disinfecting my lippys as I went.... Oh well. 
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DiVWA
BEAUTY MASTER DiVWA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
That's a good idea what you did. Great way to clean things out.   I don't have enough lipsticks to worry about organization. I do store them so that I can see the colo... see post
sravanthi
Never ever any foundation suited me, suggest me some good one
I tried many foundations (acc to me) from drugstore to high end, but any foundation didn't match me i tried sephora color IQ test thrice, it suggested me stilla foundation, i bought it hoping it would suit, but it made me look dark at least one to two shades dark being asian, never want to look dark, when i remove foundation half side, i can clearly see dark and light shades of my face recently tried Dior foundation also, same problem. I have combi- dry skin, with very oily t-zone and very dry cheeks, i am 26. Please suggest me good foundation which has many shades, that i can find one which suits my color perfectly, like second skin.
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sravanthi
BEAUTY WHIZ sravanthi / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I just checked OL Becca's foundation, they have good range of shades from dark to olive 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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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ashleenicoleex3,   I love Kevin's suggestions! Our natural lip texture tend to show up more with drier formulas. Try using a temporary lip filler, I recommend Cli... see post
RMOR86
Makeup for the office?
I have a basic 9-5 office job, and lately, I've been over-doing it with the makeup! 1) because I have a lot of new goodies and 2) because it's fun! I was wondering what a good neutral/natural would look like. Show me some looks or what you guys wear during the week! Thanks :-)
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irenet
BEAUTY MASTER irenet / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I know how you feel. You want to change it up everyday and play but you need work  appropriate make up. It doesn't have to mean boring. What I do is a natural eye with n... see post
annachubb
Meteorites for highlighter/ luminizer
I recently ran out of luminizer/ highlighter and was wondering if meteoirtes would work as a good replacement? If not what is a good suggestion? If so what color, I have very fair skin and freckles.
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nightknight
BEAUTY MASTER nightknight / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
The basic Meteorites are subtle enough that you can use it all over your face, giving your skin a better than best look. The powder not only provides a natural looking g... see post
MarcyAshley720
Powder Foundation
Hi, I struggle with very stubborn skin, my face is extremely oil prone, but if i use to harsh of product it will also peel yet still be very oily, anyways I was using Cliniques Stay Matte Powder Foundation it seemed to soak up excess oil and not cause alot of oil on my face, but now I see that it is no longer being sold. Does anyone have a recommendation for a powder foundation that will keep my face as matte and not oily as possible?? I also use face primer too and that helps a little bit..... Thanks!
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MarcyAshley, I recommend the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Powder Makeup. It's silky smooth, long wearing and will absorb oil to keep you shine free all da... see post
berkeleybeauty
Blush for sensitive/acne prone skin
Hello makeup lovers!   I'm looking for a new blush, but I have some requirements: 1) must come with a brush, for touchups on the go 2) powder, since I use powder foundation 3) nice natural tone, prefer pink or peach, I have fair skin (I wear MUFE Mat Duo in shade 200, can't remember what I am in MAC, maybe NC20?)   I recently tried Clinique - while changing nothing else in my routine - and after 2 days had two large blemishes. I tend to be sensitive/break out on my upper cheeks just below the orbital bone (redness, small blemishes, clogged pores). I'm very careful about washing my brushes and with my skincare routine, so going to chalk this up to either blush (or maybe my Nars undereye concealer?).   Here's what I'm considering - what do you recommend? Any other brands? Lancome Blush Subtil (regular or shimmer) Shiseido Luminzing Satin Face Color Givenchy Le Prisme Blush ($30 is usually my limit, but willing to try this)   Thanks in advance!
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I thought of tarte as well Before seeing the criteria.   see post