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The Disney Thread!
I've been meaning to start this thread forever and thanks to @lmi82  for giving me the push! Please post any current or upcoming Disney collections here. There are so many which include beauty, fragrance and fashion. Whether it's Sephora, Danielle Nicole handbags, Jamberry nails or my favorite cheap stuff from the drugstore collections, add it here. There are so many Disney fans here on BT and our posts get scattered. Hope this enables our shopping habits all the more.  ✨Faith, Trust and Pixiedust!  
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HALL OF FAMER Randell / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@pixiedust2 That sounds amazing!! So thoughtful & sweet of you! Maybe we can do a fun swap if we see each other at Midsummerscream?! I have some super sweet Carnaval Noi... see post
The Question Thread: Because not all questions need their own thread.
I'm making this thread because I simply don't want to create a new thread for every little question that pops into my head, nor do I think that most questions need a separate topic.    I had previously just dropped whatever random question that came to mind into the Random Thread (thanks jemly!), but I had been thinking about starting this for a while and figured I'd give it a shot to see if it could be of any use.    I'm well aware that the people who could best utilize this thread will likely remain completely oblivious to it, but if it can consolidate even a small fraction of questions -- and maybe even generate some interesting conversations both beauty and non-beauty related -- that seems worthwhile.    Official thread mascots: The Curious Puppies.   Official thread anti-mascot: Lucille Bluth.   It probably would've been wise of me to have a relatively inane question to use as an example and kick this thread off...    Well, since I apparently don't have any pressing questions, I'll start with this two-parter:   What's your favorite drug store nail polish shade AND which official mascot puppy is your favorite? Bonus/Extra Credit: What's it's name?
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@niki172 Have you had the chance to try the Murad Invisiblur? I really like that one. I have oily skin as well. see post
Much to Do About March! 2017 Hauls
  If you can't tell, I am ready for Spring and all the beautiful products we can expect!   Post your treasured hauls for March here!
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am so super excited about the headbands! I made 2 orders(for me and my 9 yr old) and now I'm wondering if I should have made a 3rd for my 7 yr old.:/ see post
Sephora Rewards Bazaar
A thread for updates on the new Rewards Bazaar - to see a list of current point perks: Spoiler (Highlight to read) which chsu2016 kindly updates for us, please go here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/Act ive-Point-Perks-Rewards-9-The-Bigger-and-Better-Ed ... which chsu2016 kindly updates for us, please go here:http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Inside r/Active-Point-Perks-Rewards-9-The-Bigger-and-Bett er-Edition/td-p/2346042   For the official Sephora FAQ thread on the Rewards Bazaar: Spoiler (Highlight to read) go here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Insider/The -Beauty-Insider-Rewards-Bazaar-FAQs/td-p/2539566 go here:http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Inside r/The-Beauty-Insider-Rewards-Bazaar-FAQs/td-p/2539 566       The Rewards Bazaar is supposed to have new point perks released on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and 5pm PST There is no set time for the perks to be released - we have to wait and see when they become available between 9 and 5 However, so far the rewards have been released around  9 am PST There seem to be only a few perks added at a time (each day) Some perks will be listed as "coming soon" and may arrive on a later date The newly added perks will range from 100 points to 50,000 points Sephora's T&C state that the larger perks (750 points +) are  only available online The smaller 100-500 point perks are available in store, while supplies last There are limited quantities of the perks available We aren't sure why the rewards seem to appear on different devices/browsers at different times  There may not be any "big" point perks added.  Some days we may only see smaller 100, 250, or 500 point perks added.   Updated Terms & Conditions: as of August 16, 2016: Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Previews are below - note that these are just sneak peeks, as we do not have complete details as to which perks will be available, when, or what's included. Additional perks usually pop up as a surprise!    SNEAK PEEK - MARCH - quantity is for CANADA: Spoiler (Highlight to read)     SNEAK PEEK - MARCH - quantity is for UNITED STATES: Spoiler (Highlight to read)     
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BEAUTY WHIZ BlessedGoddess / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Any April rewards email? see post
Ulta GWPs
This thread will be for Ulta GWPs only.  Share ulta promos here.     12/12/16: Please stay on topic regarding GWPs.  Please post the product ID instead of URL.  If we all stay on topic we can keep this page streamlined and usable.  Thanks for your help!    ************************************************** *******     Since a lot of information is being removed from this thread, try to help each other out and add product id numbers and sku numbers so people can search for items on ulta.     *****Just to clarify, there is an item number that Ulta lists on the website, right under the picture of the item.   The product id is the number given to the item in the URL.  So Ulta's site follows this formula of having the url and then the very last part of the url is "productId=xlsImpprod" followed by an 8 digit number.  If you use that "productId" number you can get to the page of any item on ulta.  It's not a search, but a direct link to the page.*****   Side note: BT's TOS states " No solicitation.  Please do not use these forums to submit or publish any marketing communication, or to advertise or solicit for any business or enterprise. Direct links to other commercial websites are inappropriate for our BeautyTalk conversations. Those postings will be removed, and can result in the suspension of your access to these services. "
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HALL OF FAMER Madeline7 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@petitesweetmom did you ever hear from Ulta CS about the algenist gwp?  I got the same foil pack...lame :( see post
Need advice
Hi everyone, hope you feel good and beautiful today.   So, actually, in the past I never did a make-up and was using different skin care products, never had something special, but now want to start and enter this beauty field and need advice from you and your experience. For my first step I want to ask you this, I have a problem as my skin is really oily and sensitive and because of that I have acne and make-up problems. I need couple good advice: 1. What are the best skin care products for oily skin + that have acne issues. 2. What cosmetics you use and which one fits better for this type of skin. 3. Which make-up fixer fits better. I will appreciate all advice from you. Thanks!
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k1ira / NEWCOMER / replied
Hey @MariekeBT thanks for this advice! I'm really thankful that you took your time to give me this advice and share with me your experience! I will definitely purchase s... see post
Skin used to be dry now it's oily/combination. Help!
Hello,    I'm fairly new to skin care and for a long time, i only used soap and non-scented lotions on my face and it was good enough for my dry-very dry sensitive skin.    I now use the fresh soy face cleanser and lotus youth preserve face creams and lately i've noticed that i'm oily around the t-zone and i've had the or four pimples on my forehead this past month which is very unusual. I've thought about whether it's the products, the birth control or if my skin is just changing. I stopped using the face cream and any moisturizers all together for my t-zone but i still get oily after a few hours.    What's going on with my skin and how do i control the oil?         
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HALL OF FAMER wheeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Google your birth control and see if this happened to other people.    Also, your age.  Skin changes with age.    I don't suggest blasting your skin with products  i... see post
Sephora 15% off Spring Sale
The 15% off Spring sale is around the corner... my guess is it might start April 13th because last year it started on a Thursday and I'm pretty sure it will be after Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty to avoid clashing. What's on your list?   Here's my list... mostly highlighters haha    
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HALL OF FAMER gxlxaxm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yassssss nice list! Ah didn't realize the Milk eye pigments were up on the site. I need to add them to my list. Love GHD straighteners. I have 2 of their straighteners a... see post
DECIEM THREAD!!!
Their popularity seems to be growing and with all the their brands why not have a thread dedicated to them!   Brands: NIOD Hylamide The Chemistry Brand The Ordinary Stemm The Fountain HIF White Rx Ab Crew   Coming Spoiler (Highlight to read) INHIBITIF Grow Gorgeous Loopha HalfTone WoodPekker Esho Stencil INHIBITIFGrow GorgeousLoophaHalfToneWoodPekkerEshoStencil COMING SOON/NEWS: The Ordinary - Foundation March 27th   Where to Buy Deciem.com Sephora - NIOD/Hylamide/Fountain Beautylish - The Ordinary Well.ca - Hylamide/HIF/The Ordinary The Bay - Hylamide/HIF/Fountain   ~ Updated: March 16th 2017 ~
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HALL OF FAMER ZombieMetroAnt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh, thanks @pixiedust2  see post
Mermaids & Unicorns
I thought since a few BTer's like mermaids, unicorns, cute stuff, iridescent/holographic items... I'd start a thread so we could post all the products (beauty or not) that could fit this category.... even more enabling! hahahaha   Share products you find that you think others might like....        
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HALL OF FAMER ZombieMetroAnt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just wow... see post
Storybook Cosmetics Thread
Once Upon A Time we fell in love with an indie brand... now we have a place to discuss and post updates as the brand continues to grow!  The Wizardry and Witchcraft Eyeshadow Palette Book pre-order is sold out. This item is permanent and is expected to be stocked in the summer. $52 Coming Soon: Quill and Ink Set     Liquid Lipsticks What's in a Name Rose Brush Bouquet  Dragon Lipsticks Upcoming Licensed Collaborations:          
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HALL OF FAMER ZombieMetroAnt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
OMG @Mcakes - I know it can't be The Office but I totally love the reference see post
THE PARTY THREAD
A place to say thanks to helpful BTer's, share your new BT status or heart achievement... A place to joke around, share memes, riddles or anything else you want to. Let's bring back some life in this place!!!!    
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HALL OF FAMER tsavorite / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Mcakes, @ZombieMetroAnt, What magical Gifts!  What a good friend! Enjoy your lovelies.  I love the Tim Burton memories here!  Love his movies too.  :) see post
SPRING 2017 RELEASES!
NEW RELEASES FOR SPRING 2017   Link to new products for purchase at Sephora http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/2017-S pring-Summer-Found-in-the-Wild/td-p/2667580   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/What-s-Ne w-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948   2017 Releases calendar: Sometimes I only know the month of the releases so it will go under that month but with no dates and stay at the top unless I do find a date.   AVAILABLE NOW Spoiler (Highlight to read) BENEFIT face palette BENEFIT Galifornia blush (online) BURBERRY Fresh Glow highlighters CHARLOTTE TILBURY Sheet mask DIOR Dior Addict Lacquer Stick (brand site) LOUBOUTIN Les Yeux Noir collection NARS Loaded Eyeshadow Palette TARTE Make Believe in yourself collection TOO FACED Peanut Butter and Honey TOO FACED Love Light highlighters TOO FACED New Melted Matte shades TOO FACED Natural Love mega palette LE UD Vice lip toppers (brand site/Ulta) UD Skin care (brand site/Ulta) YSL Le Compact Encre de Peau YSL Solar Pop collection (pre-order at Barney's) BENEFIT face paletteBENEFIT Galifornia blush (online)BURBERRY Fresh Glow highlightersCHARLOTTE TILBURY Sheet maskDIOR Dior Addict Lacquer Stick (brand site)LOUBOUTIN Les Yeux Noir collection NARS Loaded Eyeshadow PaletteTARTE Make Believe in yourself collectionTOO FACED Peanut Butter and HoneyTOO FACED Love Light highlightersTOO FACED New Melted Matte shadesTOO FACED Natural Love mega palette LEUD Vice lip toppers (brand site/Ulta)UD Skin care (brand site/Ulta)YSL Le Compact Encre de PeauYSL Solar Pop collection (pre-order at Barney's)   MARCH Spoiler (Highlight to read) 27 THE ORDINARY foundation 31 UD Vice lip toppers (Sephora/Ulta/Macy's online)      MARC JACOBS summer collection (Sephora online) 27 THE ORDINARY foundation31 UD Vice lip toppers (Sephora/Ulta/Macy's online)     MARC JACOBS summer collection (Sephora online) APRIL Spoiler (Highlight to read) BEAUTY BLENDER new colors CIATE Glow-To Blush CLARINS Summer collection DIOR Dior Addict Lip Tattoo GIVENCHY Gypsophila Les Saisons GIVENCHY blushes GIVENCHY Makeup blender HUDA BEAUTY 3D highlighter palettes KVD Lip liners LANCOME Rose Air cushion powder MUFE Artist Rouge light NARS Bronzers (new packaging) STILA 3 new Glitter and Glow shades (Sephora) 01 BY TERRY Sun Designer palettes 02 DIOR Pump 'N' Volume Mascara      BECCA Bronzer (online brand site) 07 BENEFIT Galifornia blush (stores)      OUAI Hair supplements 11 PAT MCGRATH Dark Star 006 (brand site) 15 NARS Charlotte Gainsbourg collection (NARS online/boutique)      MARC JACOBS summer collection (Sephora store) 11 KVD Rick Candy lipstick set (online) 20 KVD ELL in Rubens - (Pre launch -KVD Beauty excl.)      UD x Jean-Michel Basquiat 21 PAT MCGRATH Dark Star 006 (Sephora) BEAUTY BLENDER new colorsCIATE Glow-To BlushCLARINS Summer collectionDIOR Dior Addict Lip TattooGIVENCHY Gypsophila Les SaisonsGIVENCHY blushesGIVENCHY Makeup blenderHUDA BEAUTY 3D highlighter palettesKVD Lip linersLANCOME Rose Air cushion powderMUFE Artist Rouge lightNARS Bronzers (new packaging)STILA 3 new Glitter and Glow shades (Sephora)01 BY TERRY Sun Designer palettes02 DIOR Pump 'N' Volume Mascara     BECCA Bronzer (online brand site)07 BENEFIT Galifornia blush (stores)     OUAI Hair supplements11 PAT MCGRATH Dark Star 006 (brand site)15 NARS Charlotte Gainsbourg collection (NARS online/boutique)     MARC JACOBS summer collection (Sephora store)11 KVD Rick Candy lipstick set (online)20 KVD ELL in Rubens - (Pre launch -KVD Beauty excl.)     UD x Jean-Michel Basquiat21 PAT MCGRATH Dark Star 006 (Sephora) MAY Spoiler (Highlight to read) REN new body products CHANEL Les Beiges (Nordstrom/NM/Chanel Boutiques) NARS Liquid Blushes 01 NARS Charlotte Gainsbourg collection (Sephora) REN new body productsCHANEL Les Beiges (Nordstrom/NM/Chanel Boutiques)NARS Liquid Blushes01 NARS Charlotte Gainsbourg collection (Sephora) JUNE   JULY Spoiler (Highlight to read) KVD Saint & Sinner Fragrances JULY 17 TOO FACED Glitter Bomb palette KVD Saint & Sinner Fragrances JULY17 TOO FACED Glitter Bomb palette Things to come in 2017 Spoiler (Highlight to read) ABH to launch lipsticks ABH Blushes Summer ABH Shadow singles & Glosses summer ARMANI summer BOBBI BROWN summer CHANEL Ombre Premiere mono eye shadows- 16 news shades? CHANEL Illusion d’Ombre - 8 new shades CLARINS Summer DIOR Summer collection EL new foundation (name unknown) EL x Victoria Beckham new release (Sept) FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Sephora Excl. (Fall 2017) GUERLAIN Terracotta Sun Trio ( Palette Bronzante Sculptante ) HELLO By Lionel Richie - Makeup by L. Richie (2017) HOURGLASS Bronzers summer Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics (2017) KVD ELL Gold topper KVD Blotting powder KVD Saint+Sinner eye shadow palette (fall 2017) LANCOME New Juicy Shakers LANCOME Summer Swing collection MORPHE x Jaclyn Hill eye shadow palette (TBA - No longer releasing in March) MUFE Aqua XL ink liner MUFE Aqua XL color paint TARTE Shape Tape Foundation? TOO FACED Hangover Rx 3-in-1 Primer and Setting Spray TOO FACED Clover The Explorer palette Summer TOO FACED Melted latex TOO FACED unicorn something TOO FACED Peach collection extension VICTOR & ROLF Magic collection (6 new fragrance) ABH to launch lipsticksABH Blushes SummerABH Shadow singles & Glosses summerARMANI summerBOBBI BROWN summerCHANEL Ombre Premiere mono eye shadows- 16 news shades?CHANEL Illusion d’Ombre - 8 new shadesCLARINS SummerDIOR Summer collectionEL new foundation (name unknown)EL x Victoria Beckham new release (Sept)FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Sephora Excl. (Fall 2017)GUERLAIN Terracotta Sun Trio (Palette Bronzante Sculptante)HELLO By Lionel Richie - Makeup by L. Richie (2017)HOURGLASS Bronzers summerJaclyn Hill Cosmetics (2017)KVD ELL Gold topperKVD Blotting powderKVD Saint+Sinner eye shadow palette (fall 2017)LANCOME New Juicy ShakersLANCOME Summer Swing collectionMORPHE x Jaclyn Hill eye shadow palette (TBA - No longer releasing in March)MUFE Aqua XL ink linerMUFE Aqua XL color paintTARTE Shape Tape Foundation?TOO FACED Hangover Rx 3-in-1 Primer and Setting Spray TOO FACED Clover The Explorer palette SummerTOO FACED Melted latexTOO FACED unicorn somethingTOO FACED Peach collection extensionVICTOR & ROLF Magic collection (6 new fragrance)   ~ Updated March 27th 2017 ~
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HALL OF FAMER pixiedust2 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@veronika23 So pretty! Thanks for tagging me 😘 see post
Daily Skincare - what are you using?
Often people ask for recommendations on a skincare routine or for specific products/combinations.  This might be a place to share your everyday skincare, both AM and PM.  A skincare "what are you wearing" as it were.  Hope this is useful.   *Age - 40 Skin type - oily/combination Current skin condition - quite dehydrated (winter/indoor heating)*   01/17/16 - AM skincare in the order I used 1. Nude Jelly cleanser (love) 2. Pixi Glow tonic (5% glycolic toner - love) 3. Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Spritz (sample) 4. Radical Skincare Youth Infusion serum - hydrating and anti-ageing (new to me.  Testing) 5. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (like) 6. Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine cream (really like as an AM moisturizer)   I will try to post PM skincare tonight so the post can be comprehensive.   General comments - Okay skin.  Apparently the age between 38-42 is a transformational time in hormones (dehydrated skin/spots), so I am more aware of how my skin performs/reacts .  My skincare definitely has more "actives" now than before.
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HALL OF FAMER sister13 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Cleanser twins! see post
Estée Lauder Double Wear shade match for IT CC Cream light.
Hi   im in light for the IT Cosmetics CC Cream. It's a good match for me. I tried the ELDW in 2W1 Dawn, I love the finish but it's too orange for me, I need something 'greyer' at least when I swatch it next to the ITCC the ITCC looks greyer lol.    Any ideas, I'd like to order online rather than go swatch/test in store.    Thanks in advance 
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BEAUTY GURU CheerMomma / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
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Deals Too Good to Pass Up (Volume Five)
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)! Please also share any deal haul you want, especially mystery gifts.   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 already answered 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 sister13 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A shout out of thanks to whomever posted the Cult Beauty spring15 gwp (it was a while ago)! Mine finally arrived and it's awesome!  see post
Skin is very oily and red in t-zone but I notice it's also very dry and flakey when I try and wear makeup, WHAT'S UP?
Are the products I'm using causing this to happen? My routine: (AM) Ceramic Slip cleanser, La Roche-Posay thermal water, Good Genes Lactic Acid, PTR hyaluronic cloud cream for moisturizer. (PM) Ceramic Slip cleanser, Thermal Water spray, Paulas Choice BHA liquid, Good Genes (sometimes at night) PTR hyaluronic cloud cream. HELP HELP HELP? I have very consistent acne prone skin around the chin and jaw line as well as enlarged pores and lots of black heads along the nose right now. Here are some photos of my skin without makeup and what it's been looking like recently. One in the AM and one right before I went to bed.   Thanks a bunch!    
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BEAUTY BOSS fairlywell / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
You're so pretty! But I think you're doing a lot of stuff to your skin, which may not be for the best. Ceramic slip is pretty drying, and might be contributing to flakin... see post
Tinted Moisturizer or BB Cream for Oily Skin in VERY humid weather??
Hello!  Long story short: my goal is to find a tinted moisturizer or BB cream that [1] has SPF [2] controls oil/shine [3] is simple to use (i.e. no primer or finishing spray/powder needed) and [4] doesn't make me look like a melting clown in humid weather.   I will say the best product I've found so far is Clinique CC cream. I love that I can apply it right after washing my face, add a little blush, and go! The only problem is that it provides moderate coverage so I don't think I look natural. I would even be open to a non-tinted moisturizer that offers shine control and tones down redness. I'm going to be in south east Asia so I'm really trying to find a simple routine because space is a hot commodity in my backpack!   Thank you in advance for your advice! I appreciate it!!
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SPECIAL GUEST Jswerb / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I do like Tarte's BB tinted treatment primer buttttttt only as a primer. The company calls it "light-to-moderate" coverage, which is a pretty modest description... even ... see post
Will Sephora be carrying the new Sonic Foundation Brush head for the Clarisonic?
Hi,   I've seen this advertised but I prefer to purchase from Sephora, so I'm wondering if it will be available.  It is releasing in general on 3/30.
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Beauty Insider Card
I registered for BI a while ago and got a card. It ended up breaking and i got a new card, she told me that it would sync up with this account. I usually dont order stuff online so i didnt realize but the newer card i recieved is not synced up with this account. I have contact sephora multiple times through emails, phone calls, and in store but they keep saying my account doesn't exist...obviously it does though because i can log into the sephora website. im wondering if anybody knows what the problem is. 
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Dry skin with breakouts, (foundation)?
Hey, I'm looking for a good foundation with buildable coverage. I've tried so many, my skin is mainly dry, sensitive, and I get my fair share of breakouts, I have a lot of red patches that need to be covered. I only buy makeup that is cruelty free. I've tried the born this way foundation most recently. 
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anyWould anyone be interested in joining a new/lightly used item TSB? Requirement of 500 hearts.
Spoiler (Highlight to read) Guidelines: Trade items that are equal in value and brand quality or better. For example, Dior for Guerlain would be a good trade, as would Too Faced for Tarte. Do not trade Dior for Tarte. Do not take more than you put in. Please ensure your trade is adding value to the box. Trade full sized items for full sized items. Do not take all of one category from the box. For example, do not take all the palettes or masks. If you’re not sure if an item is appropriate, post the item and ask the group. Allowed in the box:  Mid to high end products (think brands sold at Sephora, The Bay, Nordstrom, etc). Anything that is sealed (as long as it fits with the other guidelines) Skin care items in tubes & bottles. Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopened. Keep non-beauty related items to a minimum (please do not overload the box with makeup bags, cases, etc). Packaging & Shipping All participants must provide a tracking number for their shipment, posted to the thread upon receipt. Package things carefully (bubble wrap or tissue paper if possible) and put things in labeled Ziploc bags. Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found it Items that are more fragile (like perfume bottles) should be bubble wrapped individually Shipping should be within 3 days of receiving the box!! Calculating Values: New items: full price Clearance items: full original price unless they are long-term residents of the clearance section (i.e. OCC lip tars in original packaging) Used 1x or swatched: 90% value (original price x 0.90) Lightly used: 80% value (original price x 0.80)  This applies when an item was used more than once but at least 90% of the product is remaining. In other words, the item hasn't been used more than 3 times. Deluxe samples: calculate based off largest size available of said product. For example, if a deluxe sample is 0.5oz, and the full size is 2 oz and worth $60, then the deluxe sample is worth $15.  These must be new, untested, unswatched. Courtesies: Don't put in anything unsanitary! (any product that you “dunk” a wand into or you dip your fingers into (like lip gloss or mousse blush) if they’re not new and unused. These cannot be sanitized. Same thing goes for rollerballs. Post a picture and write info of what you took and left, with their condition and value – this way members can weigh in on the trades before shipping Include close up, open photos of any items that will be sealed that you cannot see the color through. This includes lipsticks, palettes, blushes, etc. No reserving items in the box for others and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you - this is unfair to others participating Don't swatch items from the box even they are swatched or used!! Swatched/used items must be labeled as such. All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box Sanitizing consists of spraying the item with a makeup sanitizer, or making your own with half parts 70% alcohol and water. Try not to put in LARGE full sized items, like large bottles over 8 oz. This box becomes very full, making it is harder for the person repacking and forces them to take something they may not want or use. Exceptions can be made if someone really wants the item Must post photos of all swaps and wait for approval from the thread before sending the box to the next recipient. The box coordinator and 50% of participants should give the OK for your trade. Give the group 24 hours to review your trades and provide feedback.  Please contribute mid to high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items or Sephora brand. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask! ***If an item in the box has been damaged in transit, please contact me as to what to do with it. And , as always, remember not to trade used items for new ones.   Thanks!   (adapted from "TSB Best Practices For the BT Community".  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/TSB-Best-Pr actices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/2001133#M59515) Guidelines:Trade items that are equal in value and brand quality or better. For example, Dior for Guerlain would be a good trade, as would Too Faced for Tarte. Do not trade Dior for Tarte.Do not take more than you put in. Please ensure your trade is adding value to the box.Trade full sized items for full sized items.Do not take all of one category from the box. For example, do not take all the palettes or masks.If you’re not sure if an item is appropriate, post the item and ask the group.Allowed in the box: Mid to high end products (think brands sold at Sephora, The Bay, Nordstrom, etc).Anything that is sealed (as long as it fits with the other guidelines)Skin care items in tubes & bottles. Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopened.Keep non-beauty related items to a minimum (please do not overload the box with makeup bags, cases, etc).Packaging & ShippingAll participants must provide a tracking number for their shipment, posted to the thread upon receipt.Package things carefully (bubble wrap or tissue paper if possible) and put things in labeled Ziploc bags. Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found itItems that are more fragile (like perfume bottles) should be bubble wrapped individuallyShipping should be within 3 days of receiving the box!!Calculating Values:New items: full priceClearance items: full original price unless they are long-term residents of the clearance section (i.e. OCC lip tars in original packaging)Used 1x or swatched: 90% value (original price x 0.90)Lightly used: 80% value (original price x 0.80) This applies when an item was used more than once but at least 90% of the product is remaining. In other words, the item hasn't been used more than 3 times.Deluxe samples: calculate based off largest size available of said product. For example, if a deluxe sample is 0.5oz, and the full size is 2 oz and worth $60, then the deluxe sample is worth $15.  These must be new, untested, unswatched.Courtesies on't put in anything unsanitary! (any product that you “dunk” a wand into or you dip your fingers into (like lip gloss or mousse blush) if they’re not new and unused. These cannot be sanitized. Same thing goes for rollerballs.Post a picture and write info of what you took and left, with their condition and value – this way members can weigh in on the trades before shippingInclude close up, open photos of any items that will be sealed that you cannot see the color through. This includes lipsticks, palettes, blushes, etc.No reserving items in the box for others and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you - this is unfair to others participatingDon't swatch items from the box even they are swatched or used!! Swatched/used items must be labeled as such.All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the boxSanitizing consists of spraying the item with a makeup sanitizer, or making your own with half parts 70% alcohol and water.Try not to put in LARGE full sized items, like large bottles over 8 oz. This box becomes very full, making it is harder for the person repacking and forces them to take something they may not want or use. Exceptions can be made if someone really wants the itemMust post photos of all swaps and wait for approval from the thread before sending the box to the next recipient. The box coordinator and 50% of participants should give the OK for your trade. Give the group 24 hours to review your trades and provide feedback. Please contribute mid to high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items or Sephora brand. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask!***If an item in the box has been damaged in transit, please contact me as to what to do with it. And, as always, remember not to trade used items for new ones.  Thanks! (adapted from "TSB Best Practices For the BT Community". http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup /TSB-Best-Practices-for-the-BT-Community/m-p/20011 33#M59515)   Ladies, the rules for the TSB are at top but I would like to point out a couple of reminders:   1. Do not swatch items in the TSB. I saw many items that were swatched in the last box that didn't start out "swatched" or "used". 2. If an item is swatched, put "swatched" with the stickies notes I included in the box. If the items has been used (UP TO 3 TIMES ONLY), then put used and then the number of times. 3. If the box gets lost while you are sending it to the next person (for whatever reason), you will either pay a $50 deposit (to the organizer of the box)  to replace the items or you will have to put enough samples/deluxe items to make up for the box. If you are not ok with this rule, then please refrain from joining the box. 5. DO NOT INCLUDE ANY LOW END MAKE UP/ SKIN CARE (No Sephora or Ulta brand deluxe or sample!) This is a high/mid end box unless it is an Asian or Indie brand that someone wants. 4. Ship the box within 3 days to the next person. If you can't, post a message here on the board right away. 5. Post pics of your trade and wait until at least half of the group has agreed on your trade. 6. The box is based on trust so don't steal from it. It is meant to be a fun experience for everyone. 7. Have fun!   1. Alexmarya 2 . Kariyava 3. Kelloua 4. Jazachai 5. Alexasteph 6. Pinyo 7. YoiFran 8. Petisweetmom 9. Imlostagain 10. CC3616 11. Onceuponatime   BOX IS CLOSED Please read the important rules in the spoiler as well as the ones highlighted on this message. Thank you for joining the box everyone 1. Alexmarya: setting sprays, powders (setting or foundation powders), oil/free silky smooth sunscreens, dry shampoos, BHA/AHA serum/creams or exfoliates, vitamin C products, toners, colour correctors, hair serums/night treatments, pre shampoos, hair styling products and rollers. 2. Kariyava: Travel sized face moisturizers (especially Clinique), Blinc mascara amplified, brow gel, translucent loose setting powder (especially Tarte or Laura Mercier), Clinique black honey (lipstick or lip gloss), lippies, Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, Urban Decay 24/7 glide-on eye pencil in demolition, foundation primer (LORAC POREfection, Smashbox Pore Minimizing), and perfume (even vials) of Lancome La Vie Est Belle, D&G The One/Desire, J'adore, Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise. 3. Kelloua: Masks and serums for dry skin, lipstick minis, bath products (shower gels and bubble baths), anything Davines (especially the Oi line) and especially ISO Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer samples in Nude. 4. Jazachai: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance serum, eye serums/treatments (not eye cream, though I'd certainly look at that too), Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Eye Concentrate, Murad HydroDynamic Moisturizer, Stila Bacca, NARS Bound, mini lippies in general 5. Alexasteph: Just trying new things 6. Pinyo: August Mermaid ipsy bag, Clinique all about the eyes (pref rich) (esp mini sizes!), Stila liquid lipstick in patina, Bite lipstick in honeycomb, Mary Lou manizer (esp if it's a mini!), Makeup: lipsticks/blushes, Becca pressed powder in rose gold (ds)   7. YoiFran: I'm not really looking for something in particular but I LOOOVE anything makeup (brushes, blushes, highlighters, lipsticks) any size I don't care if it's mini, deluxe sample, foils you name it LOL 8. Petisweetmom: Thank You Farmer Sun Essence Anything omorovicza Face wipes (travel Size packs are great) If anyone has disposable mascara wands and/or foundation sponges...my daughter's drama club is in need for their upcoming production for make up prep. I'll def trade well for them in the TSB and hopefully they're small enough too not take up a lot of room. 9. Imlost again: Face masks, Bite Agave lip mask, Bite Opal lipstick, looking for creamy blushes, moisturizing body soaps, moisturizing body creams, Urban decay eyeliner in Trick ( it came in a holiday set in 2015), Josie Maran's Argan oils 100%, Josie Maran's Argan light, Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment ( I like the travel sizes, but any size would work) 10. CC3616: Dr. Jart creams, SR GG, SR luna, verb ghost oil, blue/gold PTR masks, small travel case for brushes, Amika dry shampoo, body butters (tatcha, josie maran, too cool for school or other unscented/lightly scented), body scrubs, Davines travel size or foil pack shampoo/conditioners, hydrating toners, and pinrose foils/mini rollerballs (have garden gangster, pillow talk poet, merry maker).  11. Onceuponatime: SK II anything! Dr. Dennis Gross extra strength pads or sunscreen, Amore Pacific Enzyme peel, non-oily sunscreen, setting sprays with SPF, Caudalie grape water, Moroccan oil shampoo/conditioner/oil, moisturizing hair conditioners or oil for damaged/dry hair, Sunday Riley CEO, UFO, FLORA, GG , Buxom travel size lippies, face moisturizer for dry skin that doesn't break out   ROUND 2 @Insomniacmuffin @Saschattack @kelloua    
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HALL OF FAMER imlostagain / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Looks good to me, also! see post
MAC Love and Releases Thread!
  Since MAC has so many releases coming I thought we could share this info here and our love for the brand   INFO - Select members - New year USA Spoiler (Highlight to read) "Please note: As a MAC Select Member, your account will refresh on January 3rd, 2017. Rest assured you will remain in your earned tier as of January 2nd, and all benefits for your earned tier will remain in place after the reset. Your spending balance however, will reflect 0 and will begin to accumulate again on your MAC Cosmetics purchases in the new calendar year. For more details about the MAC Select program and the annual account reset, please review our FAQ." "Please note: As a MAC Select Member, your account will refresh on January 3rd, 2017. Rest assured you will remain in your earned tier as of January 2nd, and all benefits for your earned tier will remain in place after the reset. Your spending balance however, will reflect 0 and will begin to accumulate again on your MAC Cosmetics purchases in the new calendar year. For more details about the MAC Select program and the annual account reset, please review our FAQ." CANADA Spoiler (Highlight to read) Canada does not reset until 2018!   " The M·A·C Select Loyalty Program has three tiers – Seduced, Devoted and Obsessed.  For the year in which you enroll in the Program, Tiers are based on your calendar year spend on qualifying products and services, commencing with the first date after your enrollment on which you make a qualifying purchase using your Program membership identification number, and ending on December 31 of that calendar year; except, however, if you enroll in the program prior to December 31, 2016, your calendar year spend on qualifying products and services will end on December 31, 2017. For example, if you enroll in the program on October 1, 2016 and make your first qualifying purchase using your Program membership identification number on October 15, 2016, your Tier for 2018 will be based on your spend on qualifying products and services between October 15, 2016 and December 31, 2017. After the first year, tiers are based on a calendar year spend on qualifying products and services." Canada does not reset until 2018! "The M·A·C Select Loyalty Program has three tiers – Seduced, Devoted and Obsessed.  For the year in which you enroll in the Program, Tiers are based on your calendar year spend on qualifying products and services, commencing with the first date after your enrollment on which you make a qualifying purchase using your Program membership identification number, and ending on December 31 of that calendar year; except, however, if you enroll in the program prior to December 31, 2016, your calendar year spend on qualifying products and services will end on December 31, 2017. For example, if you enroll in the program on October 1, 2016 and make your first qualifying purchase using your Program membership identification number on October 15, 2016, your Tier for 2018 will be based on your spend on qualifying products and services between October 15, 2016 and December 31, 2017. After the first year, tiers are based on a calendar year spend on qualifying products and services." AVAILABLE NOW LIP KITS TREND FORECAST FALL17 NEW LIPGLASS METALLIC LIPSTICKS CAVIAR liquid lipstick     APRIL ED BLUSH/SKIN FINISHES online + stores April 6th FUTURE FORWARD Justine Skye iridescent powder April 13 MAC x Min Liu (April 14th?) NEXT TO NOTHING LIP OILS PATENT POLISH Pro Longwear Long-Last Lips Collection   MAY FUTURE FORWARD Dualipa lip gloss May 25   JUNE FUTURE FORWARD Leehi Hi lipstick June 29   COMING SOON MAC x Tanya Taylor NYC Pinwheel Mineralized Skin Finish (Spring 2017) MAC x Beauty Gurus (lipsticks) - April 2017 Double ended mascara Roller liner Extra Dimension Strobe Blush Basic B*tch eye shadow palette Oh Darling EDS, Superb   ~Updated March 24th 2017~
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HALL OF FAMER Guessgal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm not usually enticed by Mac's collections, but this is super pretty! see post
Share your Vanity Ladies!
I know there are several older threads for this already but I think its time to start a fresh one.  So come on ladies...I hope you will all post your new vanity pictures with me!      
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HALL OF FAMER glossforevery1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Your so sweet :P my husband always jokes that it smells like a Sephora/Department store in my room. Trust me if you saw the complete mess I started with you would be sho... see post
A replacement for Wen?
I LOVED Wen, but I see Sephora no longer carries it.  Is there a replacement for it that works like it does?  I have never been as happy with my hair as I have been with Wen, so I'd love to find something very similar.
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BengalKittyMom / RISING STAR / replied
I buy Wen from QVC. The formula of the Wen from QVC is different and actually better, than the formula that Sephora used to sell that was manufactured by Guthy-Renker.  see post
The Highlight Challenge
Not to generalize, but I think it's fair to say a lot of us on BeautyTalk have a slight obsession when it comes to highlighter. For me, my highlight is the finishing touch before running out the door. Some days I aim for a natural look and other days I want to look like a glistening unicorn and I know I'm not alone. Many of us have a lot of love for each of our highlighters so it's time to show them off!    Now, onto the challenge: From March 13th- April 14th  let's give our highlighters some love each day by sharing details in this thread. I encourage you to get creative and be experimental with your product and technique. There are many highlight formats (liquid, powder, balms, etc.) and you can play around with the intensity of your highlight as well. Share as much or as little as you'd like, including pictures, swatches, products, tools and your favorite tips.    Can't wait to see your lustrous highlight looks!
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HALL OF FAMER playingdressup / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks @KatieBT! see post
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Thread
A thread to discuss existing/upcoming/or new ABH products.   Feel free to ask questions, share swatches, intel on upcoming products, etc.   Swatches:  
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BEAUTY WHIZ nicolegizzo / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Same here! I swear I read something about it coming to Sephora later this year. Moonchild looks a lot nicer than this one.  see post
, butWhat color of Anastasia Dipbrow should I use?
My brows are not dark, but they are not light either. I thought the taupe would be perfect, bit it has an almost grayish look on my brows. I think I need a warmer shade and was thinking about trying the soft brown.    My natural hair is dark blonde, and I use the L'Oreal Preference Dark Blonde hair tint which turns it a soft auburn color.    I ordered the taupe in Anastasia and I have been playing with it the past few days but I just can't come up with the right touch or something. I was noticing that even on the heel of my thumb where I clean my brush off, it looks more gray than anything else. I am pretty certain I am going to return the taupe, but I'd sure like some help in choosing the right shade to reorder.   I've been reading some other Q&A's and am wondering if I should try the blonde. Is it a warmer color than the taupe?
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SPECIAL GUEST nikilet / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
 Thank you for this information, but is the soft brown warmer? As I said, the taupe looked fine but is much grayer when applied than it looks in the jar. see post
Spring 2017 Lipstick Challenge
Hello there, my pretties! Are we ready for spring yet? I am not necessarily ready for sun ( ), but I know I'm ready to bust out some bright colors and create my own spring magic. Rules are - there are no rules. ( Except - you must have fun! That's obligatory! ) We do feel like brights and pastels during the spring most of the time, but you do whatever you feel like doing. You do you! Try to go through your stash, and introduce us to a new pretty each day. If brights are not your cup of tea, this challenge is an excellent way to try to, well - challenge yourself. But, they are not a must.   We are planning on doing this all spring long! Please, feel free to stop by whenever.   So...   Keep calm and put your lipstick on!               My plan ( and goal ) is to shop my own stash. No buying new lipsticks, just giving some love to all my neglected lovelies. Let's see how will that go...
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BEAUTY GURU missjeanie / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
The shade of pink looks great with your skin tone.  It's not what I would have expected from Big Bangs description at all.  Love! see post