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Deals Too Good to Pass Up (Volume Four)
Welcome back to the deal sharing fun!   Deals shared here may also be posted to my blog (same name as the thread) unless you write for BT only. If I share your deal, I will always thank you here. I will heart every deal I see (without an outside or cheat link) to acknowledge it. Beautytalk (the forum) does not allow outside links . A heart with no comment means I already have the deal or am deciding not to list it.    Please list the retailer (without the link or cheat link; dot com) if it is not mentioned in the picture. Mods come in more often when they see any type of link.    Thanks for sharing (original deals and repeats are welcome)!   Discussion is encouraged. A lot of questions come with certain deals or retailers. When I see questions I can answer, I will respond (unless the poster consistently ignores me or someone else answers the complete question). I read all the main posts (so no need to tag me). If you're replying to a post that is not near the top of the thread and want me or a specific person to see it, please tag us.  If you're posting about something on sale at Sephora, please share it here:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Sephora-Sale s-Section-Get-it-Now/m-p/2122832#M44949
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
We started a new thread for those who were experiencing loading issues on the last one. If you were in the middle of a conversation there, feel free to copy and paste th... see post
Best products to contour pale and dry skin?
I have pretty dry yet acne prone skin. I was wondering if anyone could suggest either a contour kit or product they use for contouring for pale skin. To give you an idea of how pale I am I will post a picture though now I am a shade or two darker. I am looking for something cooler rather than a warm tone. Thanks
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BEAUTY BUFF SootSoot / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Not exactly what you're looking for, but if you have a hard time finding the right colour try using an eyeshadow. I've been playing around with my naked 2 palette (becau... see post
Anastasia Beverly Hills palette
does anyone know if the beautiful Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette will be restocked for Canadians?
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BLUSHES? HIGHLITERS? Read below please
I have hazel eyes and fair skin, but black eyebrows and eyelashes, what are some nice blushes and highliters? I know Becca Champagne Pop is a popular one, but that just doesnt work for me. It's too yellow on my skin
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BEAUTY BOSS mlinrin / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
We have a very similar complexion. As far as a blush goes I absolutely love Nars Sin. It's one I reach for the most. It's super pigmented too so just the slightest swipe... see post
Cool info about ebates
I just got an e-mail from ebates about a new thing — in store cash back! You add your credit or debit card to your ebates account, find an in-store cash back offer you like (like Sephora), then pay with the linked card in-store to get your money back!   No more kicking yourself when you've forgotten to go through ebates first.   FYI, Sephora is at 4%!
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awww, thanks @wheeeee! I am doing fine. I know I haven't been on BT much lately. see post
NUDE Skincare Thread
I was thinking we should have an "official" NUDE Skincare thread, in case something comes out from this new NUDE story that is happening lately. ( And even if not. ) So we can follow it all here. There are some threads, but those are more just questions and inquiries about NUDE stuff. It would be easier to have all things NUDE at one place, so we can all share news, updates, those possible new products, and anything NUDE here.   This is an announcement on Beautycounter about NUDE Skincare:   "It is with great excitement that we announce Counter Brands, LLC, parent company of Beautycounter, has acquired the worldwide assets of NUDE Skin Care, Inc. and NUDE Brands, Ltd. founded by Ali Hewson, the wife of musician and social activist, Bono. As a result of this deal, and their genuine interest in our products and mission, Bono will join the company as an investor and Ms. Hewson will join the Board of Directors of Counter Brands, LLC. Similar to our partnership with Target, this validation from such respected public figures will lead to increased brand awareness and client base. We are thrilled to have them join our team. The synergy between our two companies – from mission to ingredient selection process – makes NUDE a logical and compelling addition to our growing brand portfolio. We believe that incredible things are possible for our business and our unwavering advocacy work in D.C. For the foreseeable future, the Beautycounter and NUDE lines will exist as they do today."   They also said:  "“We will continue to sell through their existing channels of distribution,” Renfrew said of Nude. “The idea is to grow the channels of distribution as well as the product line as a whole,” she said."   Also: "NUDE products are currently available in the US on Sephora.com, across Europe in Space.NK stores and online, in Australia in Mecca stores and Mecca.com."   Response from Sephora's CS ( 6/30/2016 ): "The Nude Skin care line has been highly anticipated with our clients, and we can certainly appreciate your interest! At this time, some of the NUDE products are limited edition and will be on our site as supplies last, while other products are on our site to stay! We suggest staying tuned to Sephora's promotional emails, as new product launches are frequently announced via email. Additionally, keep checking back on our website under the Quick Link "Just Arrived"."   If you have any news, please feel free to share them here. If you have questions, post them here, and hopefully someone will have answers. Or we can all "investigate" together and try to find out what's cooking.    
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
let us never forget my omega jelly stash i accumulated when i thought maybe they'd be gone forever....   see post
Acne marks
Hey guys! So I just started feeling comfortable wearing makeup since I don't really get pimples anymore sadly I still have a lot of acne marks which can make me feel insecure sometimes I'd love to hear your advice on how I can clear my face? Also before applying makeup I still feel like my skin isn't clean is there anything I can put on before applying makeup? Thank you xoxo
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BEAUTY BUFF Jane111 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
i mix tea tree oil with rosehip oil and it made my scars fade waaayyyyy faster and my skin feels extra soft and smooth!! see post
Ultimate hydrating night time face moisturizer?
I used to use a combination of Philosophy Omega 3,6,9 Replenishing Oil and Decleor Ultra Cocooning cream. The new Philosophy Replenishing glee is inferior and the Omega oil by FRESH is no where near as hydrating. Unfortunately Decleor updated it's ultra cocooning cream and it's not the same. I'm searching for equivalent replacements without glycolic acid, retinol etc as I use these separate. Looking for a super duper hydrating night cream please help!
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Concealer
So I have found my love with Kat Von Ds loch-it foundation 54-medium and primer+base the only issue is that my concealer makes my face feel slimy and heavy when used with it. Any recommendations.     
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KuraKitsune,   One of my favorite concealers is the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. It has a really nice, velvety-smooth texture and provides amazing coverage. It'... see post
Customer Service: The good, the bad and the ugly
A place to share our customer service stories.  I like to know when a company does good or bad because it will impact my decision on purchasing from them.  I have a few stories I'll add later.
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BEAUTY MASTER frametheface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Jouer: So much love! I ordered from their Mermaid collection. I don't know if it was their site or my computer being spectacularly cruddy, but I selected the cheap shipp... see post
Pink blush
looking for a cream or powder blush to complement my very fair skin. I have blue eyes and brown hair.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I wish! ;)  see post
Best Anti-Aging line/products?
What is a good line for an anti-aging line and which products are best?  I want to start a new routine (anti-aging)  and I know they can be pricey but want something that truly works to fight fine lines. wrinkles, crows feet.  Thank you!
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Need emergency help
I overdid a chemical peel and now my skin is raw in one area. I need it to be as heeled as possible by tomorrow for a social event. The walk in clinic only gave me 1% cortisone cream. What can I use to heal this and what makeup will cover it?
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with the aloe.  Use 100% pure aloe gel @angsellis. You should find that in stores that sell green/organic/natural products. I also agree to see a derm and would... see post
Hi! is the a foundation or moisturizer that makes your skin not red when you sweat? Thanks so much(:
  Hi! is the a foundation or moisturizer that makes your skin not red when you sweat? Thanks!
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Hello...which facial cleanser would be good for my 13 year old daughter? She is starting to get a little oily, although no breakouts.
StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi doorn,   The brands First Aid Beauty and Boscia are both also known to be gentle and have some nice options for someone just starting out with skincare. The FAB f... see post
Reminder to Use it or Lose it?!
Hey Sephora!        I never remember what the different expiration dates are for various products.  I'd love it if when I make a purchase as Sephora, either online or offline, my receipt would come with tiny stickers I could place on the containers, as well as an email and/push notification to say, "If it's not already gone, throw out that mascara!"   Anyone else in the same boat?    
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
We were all new once ;) see post
Which brands are easy to depot?
Hi Beauty Insiders!   My question regards the use of beauty brands and z-palettes.  I've hopped on the z-palette bandwagon and have started to depot my makeup. Even with the "prying" tools and the use of the heating method, the pans can be hard to pry. My question is, what are some makeup brands that are easy to depot? As "conceited" as it sounds, my heart breaks a little when I crack the makeup I'm trying to get out.   Thanks, IMAS
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi IMAS,   I would definitely suggest Make Up For Ever, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Urban Decay, Buxom, Marc Jacobs. Typically I have found that round pots are easier t... see post
Hey !
Looking for a Mascara that doesnt smudge??? I have tried so many different mascaras and i find after a couple of hours there is black under my eye and it isnt from my foundation but it creates a terrible look.. What are the best mascaras that dont leave back eyes ?? THanks
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Yes! I've been wearing the KA one a lot lately, and I agree, it does add more volume than the Blinc. The Blinc tends to be a very natural lash look. see post
Makeup Storage
I'm starting to amass a nice collection of makeup but I have limited counter space.  Currently I'm using plastic drawers which is working nicely but they are filling up and I know I'll eventually need to stack another set of drawers on top of the current one.    Wondering how you all store your makeup.  Anyone want to share pictures and ideas?
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 I feel like i am constantly reorganizing and decluttering. i just got a new lip tower and after 2hours managed to pair down and fit my entire lip collection (2.5 drawer... see post
Shade help with NARS sheer glow foundation
Hi, I'm the shade ginger in NARS radiant creamy concealer, what shade of sheer glow should I go for?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Av25,   I suggest the shade Ceylan or Punjab, depending on how pink or yellow your undertones are. If you are more yellow go with Ceylan. If you are more pink or ... see post
FOUNDATION RECOMMENDATION
I'm new to makeup. So I finally decided to try out SEPHORA, only because I've heard great things. I'm looking for a foundation and concealer for semi-dry sensitive skin, something that's light, medium to full coverage, something that looks natural, and that's long-lasting. Any suggestions or recommendations?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @makeupismyhubby,   I suggest Givenchy's Teint Couture Long-Wearing Fluid Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20. This foundation is great as it is very natural lookin... see post
Lipliner Shade Match
I love the color of the Sephora Collection lipliner in "pale beige", but it doesn't have anywhere near enough staying power. Are there any long-wearing lipliners (maybe one of the nars or similar) that are the same color?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi egret,   I highly recommend the BITE Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in  Glacé - dusty mauve. Very similar shade but much better staying power and beautiful pigm... see post
JAZZY JUNE FAVORITES !
'tis that time again, canyabelieve it ?   what have been your favorites beauty things this month ? new things, old things, rediscovered and reaffirmed things, whatever the things !   (Patsy and Eddie celebrating their "things. just gorgeous things.")   i've admittedly have had a rather low maintenance slow-paced month. but i have a few favorites !   DR DENNIS GROSS alpha beta peel pads, ultra gentle . i used up the majority of my points the past 2 months grabbing up this 100 pt perk over and over. i don't consider my skin sensitive (reactive though, yes, if unhappy), but i find the strength of these, for regular use, to be perfect. i love me some good acids but am very careful not to overdo it (or else i break out !) and these pads have struck the perfect balance. i think far too many people go for the extra-strength ones because they equate "extra strength" with "better". that ain't always the case. highly recommend these. ETAT LIBRE D'ORANGE fat electrician. they call this a "modern vetiver", and sure, the vet is there. but i call this a myrrh miracle. etat is becoming one of my very favorite fragrance brands.  NARS audacious lipstick, annabella . my favorite summer red. she's pretty. when i put her on i'm still shocked by how much my face appears brightened ! i'll add stuff as i think about it ! NARS illuminator, silver factory . this was a LE color from the andy warhol collection--a collection that happened before i developed my NARS fixation, or even knew that makeup collections were really a thing. a darling BTer gave this to me AND I AM SO GRATEFUL !! for a silver highlight, it's very wearable, and i've really reallllly enjoyed not only just finally having something from this collection, but actually using it too <3
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HALL OF FAMER lyravega / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Haha! This was the aftermath... ( I think? ) :D     Ahhh, good ol' British sitcoms of my youth... I need to re-watch them all again.   @Titian06 see post
Makeup Closet Lighting Options?
So I keep all of my makeup in the closet of my dressing room.  I just ordered some MUJI acrylic drawer sets and am working on getting everything organized.  When you open the closet door it blocks the window in the dressing room and even with the ceiling light on, it's quite dark in the closet.  I'm not really in the market to hire an electrician to come out and put lighting in this closet.  It's soooo tiny anyhow.  Does anyone have any ideas for lighting?  I've seen some cabinet lighting LED on Amazon, but I wonder if it will be bright enough to make it functional.   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I actually seen a light in the dollar store. It's an LED with batteries and you just stick it wherever you would like and I think just push to turn it on =) see post
Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer to go with the foundation
Hi,   I am currently using 2C1 Pure Beige double wear foundation and was interested in the double wear concealer not sure which one to use however.. Open to suggestions and recommendations     Thank you!
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clj5 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks I will definitely give it a try next time I'm in the store :)  see post
Is the eau de toilette the same as cologne? I don't want something as concentrated as parfum but usually get cologne.
HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I googled it and this is what came up right away at the top of the page:   Perfume comes in several intensities. Eau de Parfum , for example, has approximately 15 pe... see post
Foundation Color Match
My skin color is most of the time light with yellow undertone, I use FIJI for NARS. I was wondering what shade to try for the estee lauder double wear stay in place? Please and Thank you.
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi RachyBaby025,  Sand 1W2 is going to be the closest but it is a little darker than Fiji. see post
Tretinoin Skincare Routine?
Hello all!    My doctor has put me on Tretinoin .1% to help erase the annoying red marks that WILL NOT go away. I wouldn't say I have acne. I have minor breakouts when I have a reaction to something, hormonal breakouts, ya know the normal stuff. My problem was picking. So, I needed something serious to help with scars and those annoying bright red marks that force you to wear makeup. I've also been put on minocycline as well as a topical anti-bacteria cream.   My question is this :  What products are a must with these prescriptions? I mean my face is SO DRY. Which is expected but I've tried every lotion under the sun I feel like and nothing is really doing justice. I've even tried Josie Maron Aragon Oil! I keep reading Cerve Pm or the lotion in the tub, I've heard Sephora has a Ceramide moisturizer as well? I've also been told ot make sure I incorporate lots of antioxidants. Is there a product that has all of this? What should I be looking for?    AHH! HELP PLEASE!
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BEAUTY PRO underwhelmed11 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Start slow with retinol products - apply once every three nights, then go to every other night, and work your way up to once a night. You NEED to be using sunscreen. A d... see post
Need recommendations for a Body Glow/Shimmer (not tanner)
I need some recommendations on a good body shimmer product similar to the Natasha Denona Body Glow. I want something to put on my shoulders, collarbone, chest, and legs for an evening awards banquet. I already checked past posts and most of the stuff that comes up on BT are temporary self-tanners. I want something thats more of a body highlighter that won't rub off on my clothes, and something I can either purchase from Sephora, Ulta, or local drugstores. The reason being, is so that I can return it if I don't like the product, and I also need the product ASAP since I am leaving on my fiancé's work convention in two weeks and I need the product for that trip. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance
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HALL OF FAMER sabrinas / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I really really love the new cover fx illuminating drops and have been adding them to body moisturizers and it leaves the most gorgeous glow on my skin! Not only that, b... see post
Points deducted after getting a free GWP from Sephora inside JCP
Hello! I went to Sephora inside JCP today and purchased two items. I had a coupon for a free gift with purchase which I redeemed. The lady was extremely nice and asked me if I wanted to redeem any of my points, to which I replied no because none of the perks were interesting. After I got home in the evening I noticed that 100 points were missing from my account. I thought it was a glitch so I waited to see if it would be corrected. I checked again a couple minutes ago and the points are still missing. I'm very annoyed because this is not the first time this happens, if I knew the GWP would cost me 100 points I wouldn't have asked for it. I wrote about my experience in the past at the same Sephora and the fact that they charged me 200 points for two GWP that were free. At this point, I don't care about the points I just hope this doesn't happen again. The lady was very sweet and my experience was pleasant. I just wish Sephora inside JCP stops deducting points for GWP that clearly state FREE in the flyer. It went from free to free with purchase and now it's free with purchase but might cost you 100 points...   Thank you. 
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HALL OF FAMER ZombieMetroAnt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've noticed this happens when they scan the item instead of the barcode on your promo.  Scanning the item will deduct 100 points - but fortunately, when calling CS, the... see post