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What are you wearing today?
Was asked to post an updated thread. Let's continue the fun shall we?   What are you wearing today?   1. nars sheer glow foundation, mont blanc 2. perricone md no bronzer bronzer 3. urban decay eyeshadow primer potion, original 4. too faced chocolate bar palette 5. benefit theyre real mascara 6. rimmel london stay matte powder, natural 7. benefit dallas 8. nars blush, sin 9. buxom full on lipstick, las vegas
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HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Very pretty lip colour! see post
April HAULS 2015 Yeah, baby, yeah!
I hope you guys don't mind me starting this one off early. I feel like April is my month. New job and all. So here's a new makeup item added to my sailor moon collection.    So basically. That cap can be put on a pen or pencil or my eyeliner.
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BEAUTY MASTER trucie / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
How do you like the brightening mask? I'm currently using Laneige, but keep looking for new options/. :D see post
Deals too good to pass Up!
The only thing I love more than shopping is getting a great deal.  I've created a website, with the same name as this thread (minus spaces and the exclamation point), to share my passion with more people.  If you share here and want to keep the deal exclusive to BT viewers, just write for BT only in the post.   I will heart every deal I see .  If your deal does not have a heart from me, I have not seen it yet.  A heart with no comment means I already had your deal on my site or am not planning on listing it (I may already have a better offer or another possible reason).   Should I use your deal, I will thank you here and mention that it was "shared on BT" on my site.  Thanks again to everyone who shares!    If you find something full priced that is new and awesome, share it here.   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Spring -Summer-2015-Found-in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/m-p/1 ...    
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BEAUTY WHIZ Pollu / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I did, but they say that they cannot find out why because they use a third party payment gateway :-( see post
30+ Days Of Spring Colors ( Lippie Challenge... Or Just Good Ol' Fun )
I started this in Greenie's thread, but, people suggested to make a new thread for this, so here we are...   So, Spring is finally here. Or... sort of.... ( But, that snow the other day has nothing to do with the bright yellow and pastel green I feel like wearing, right? )   Anyway, I was thinking we could do 30+ day challenge of Spring ( and Summer ) colors, just for fun, and the heck of it. Let's have some fun! If anyone feels like joining me, please do. If you don't want to do the challenge, please feel free to stop by just because, whenever and why ever you feel like to.   Let's paint the BT with Spring colors, ladies and gents!   Lippie junkies united!!!     P.S. It turned out I need to remove what's left of my "wisdom" asap... so.... I'll start the fun, and re-join you as soon as I can. But, you go ahead and have fun. I'll be watching, and live through you all!   Day 1 - Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral Day 2 - NARS Audacious in Brigitte + NARS lip gloss in Priscilla Day 3 - MAC Candy Yum Yum Day 4 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Romanesque Day 5 - NARS Audacious in Brigitte ( lightly ) over MAC Rosy Rim lip pen Day 6 - NARS Audacious in Angela Day 7 - UD Revolution in Bang             KVD's Bachelorette ( the liquid one ) Day 8 - Tom Ford Pink Dusk over Maybelline Vivids in Shocking Coral Day 9 - Maybelline Vivids in Vivid Rose Day 10 - NARS Audacious in Dominique + MAC Pink Pigeon Day 11 - Maybelline Vivids in On Fire Red Day 12 - KVD Painted Love lippie in A Go Go Day 13 - KVD Bauhau5 ( the liquid one ) with some gloss on top Day 14 - MAC Vegas Volt with a little help from MAC Chic Trick lip pen Day 15 - Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in So Sofia Day 16 - Maybelline Vivids in Hot Plum Day 17 - LORAC Lip Luxe 8 Hour Lip Color in True Red
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
lyra, you know, after that whole "the dress" meme (i'm sorry to bring it up, BUT...) i actually learnt (from reading scientific explanations for how it was even possible... see post
Bought the giant Lash Stash collection...how do I return the ones I don't like
I got the big pack of LashStash mascaras and am way excited about finding the perfect mascara that will work for me.  However, so far I hate one of them (Lancome Hypnose Drama).  I think for a higher end mascara it is awful.  I am wondering how to go about getting a partial refund.  Should I contact the mascara company itself or go into a Sephora store?   UPDATE : Thank you to so many people who took my questions and posts seriously and responded kindly. It is my first thread and I am new to Sephora, the brands it sells, and this BeautyTalk community.   Since this became a lengthy thread so quickly, I thought I would give a quick recap of how I resolved my issue, and save some time for people who might be in the same circumstance I was and unsure how to proceed.     But before you read how I resolved the issue, I wanted you to get a picture of how I view myself as a customer.  You should know that to me every $1 is 100 hard earned pennies.  And if I put my money down for product, regardless of its size, I expect it to deliver.  In addition to being vocal about products through word of mouth, blogging, etc., I firmly believe in communicating with those directly involved with a product's production and distribution.  And through honest communication with companies about how I truly feel about their product, they almost always thank me reaching out to them (from as simple as nice thank you letter to as large as a coupon for free product).  So here's what happened:   I bought the $45 Sephora Favorites LashStash Deluxe 11-piece sampler (NO voucher) with the expectation that while I may not love everyone, that each one should be high-end performance-wise.  I also expected to use them all up and for it to last me a LONG time (think back to my $1 meaning a lot to me).  Years ago, I had previously fallen in love with They're Real and so I had something to judge the others against.  The first one I tried happened to be the Lancome Hypnose Drama and it was just not delivering.  So I watched some instructional videos and tried again.  Still not delivering (extremely strong smelling, clumpy and made my eye lashes stick together). So the vocal side of me starts wanting to let the company know and rectify the situation (yes, I'm talking about expecting a partial refund, exchange, etc.)  But I had only previously corresponded with companies who make lower-end products.  So what were the rules with Sephora and Lancome?  Was Lancome like Costco where they stood by what they sold so much that they would take care of everything?  Or like a Supercenter where you had to contact the manufacturer?  I was not sure and so decided to post my question to BeautyTalk and glean from your wealth of knowledge. So I posted and ya'll let me know that you cannot do partial returns/exchanges with Sephora--either return all the mascaras or none.  But neither one appealed to me.  I didn't want to give up on the others after the first failure.  I also didn't want to stand idly by and just be okay with a high-end product under-performing.   So I reached out again and most people agreed that contact with Lancome or both was best.  I also learned that there were new Stash sets out that had a voucher with them (and was like, "that is the best deal ever" and also bummed that they didn't include one in my kit). So I first called Sephora and the phone call was very rushed but polite and at the end she basically said that she was sorry that I couldn't get voucher but would add a certain amount of points to my account.  I really am not familiar with the point thing but from some of your comments, it is a way to get a free sample...cool. I still wanted to let Lancome know about my bad experience with their mascara.  Lancome makes the product and is the one ultimately responsible for its formula and how it delivers, after-all.  I waited for a SUPER LONG time to speak with someone, then got transferred, then dropped, and then a SUPER LONG time again.  But it was so worth it.  The Lancome consultant listened to everything and I asked her for tips and she documented my likes and dislikes.  Then she said she would mail me a check to purchase THE EXACT SAME SERIES of mascara (to the confused commenter it was NOT a full refund of the $45) because mine was obviously defective.  And I said, but the mascara was a little one, that is too much.  Then she said it was a gesture of kindness and to please give the company another try and highly recommended that I purchase over a Lancome counter instead of Sephora.  So, of course I said OK, sounds good to me.  And I will do as agreed.  Never in the conversation was I rude to the workers or demand compensation.  I did expect something, but not to the degree it was given.  Which only cements in my mind that Lancome (and kind of Sephora) are smart about wanting to help customers because we BUY their product with our hard-earned money. The company is entitled to make their own policy and direct their customer service to do as the company says.  The same goes with the stores who sell the company's product.  And the customer (that would be me and YOU) are also entitled to speak out to them and as many parties that we want.   Enough said.  It's time for bed.
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I only return items that are damaged or broken, so I cannot say "everyone" returns things that perform below expectations.  I've never received anything damaged or broke... see post
Spring/Summer 2015 Found in the Wild "New"
Ok BT, what did you find today? Sticky plug to a FABULOUS thread. Found a  Deal ? Post it here - http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Deals-too-go od-to-pass-Up/td-p/1513386 Feel free to post if you find something from your favorite brand. Link to the item, and let us know the price, and brief description so that folks can at a glance decide if they want to clickie to <3 Love or $$ Buy. ^-^ Most new items get listed on Tuesday evenings through Wednesday. Here is the retired thread in case you wanted to reference something. http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Found- in-the-Wild-quot-New-quot/td-p/1668202   I've edited out the brands since I'm doing my best to check everything. This is a tad more difficult with very established and broad brands like Estee Lauder, Clinique, and Bobbi Brown that have deep selections for colors. Your help in spotting anything new is appreciated!
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HALL OF FAMER gxlxaxm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's back up! Only a few left :) see post
SUMMER 2015 COLLECTIONS
Just starting this new thread to keep us updated on all new collections, launches and releases for Summer; following up the Spring Collections thread you can check out here   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /Spring-2015-Collections/td-p/1825800   I’ll leave here what we already found for this upcoming summer season   MAC Wash and Dry LE Spoiler (Highlight to read) Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkins Summer 2015 (found by  lachaton) Guerlain Summer by Terracotta 2015 Fall Collections -  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /FALL-2015-COLLECTIONS/m-p/1927188#M95163  
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
OMG this is my favorite lipstick line and I love purples.  You are enabling me now!  :)  Please update if you find out about the launch date please and thank you. see post
Spring 2015 Collections
So I've seen a couple of threads for specific Spring 2015 launches (MUFE 50 Shades, Nars, etc). I thought it would be cool to post any and all new collection releases/launches in the same thread. I was searching around trying to find the newest stuff and scout out my next purchases. Here's what I've found so far:   Dior Spring 2015 - Kingdom of Colors (Images from A Bit Of Blusher)     Guerlain Spring 2015 (Images from Rouge Deluxe) Isn't this collection so cute?!?!   
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Theres also the smashbox palette platinum deal for 26$ see post
The World Of Sephora
Hearts posted an awesome picture of one of her local Sephoras and it got me thinking - What does Sephora look like around the world? My store is tiny and cramped in comparison to some of the images I found via a Google search - but it's my store - it's comfy and I feel at home there, so I love it regardless. But how awesome would it be to go to one of these other stores?!   Check this out (pictures posted below in thread):
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BEAUTY BUFF Guessgal / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
All I can say is wow! Apart from my local sephoras in Ontario, I've been to the one in Montreal, but they're nowhere near as gorgeously grand as this one! Thanks for pos... see post
Nail Polish Challenge!
In the spirit of all the other wonderful challenges on BT right now, I'm starting up a nail polish challenge for us.  I have a ridiculous stash and I need to show my polish some love.   With nail polish, once a day would be absurd (of course), so let's try and show off a new look and polish once a week.  I'm personally going with manicures only, but if you'd rather do pedicures or even both go for it!   I'm eager to see your collections and meet other polish junkies.  It's past time for me to commit to using my stash!   Past: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My Dreams Week 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow Fall Week 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in Yuki Week 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage Witch Week 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures:  Julep in Lissa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sea-ing Stars, unknown shell pieces Week 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day: LOOK 1 Julep in Bernadette (Black Onyx for February) and Claudia (Peridot for August) LOOK 2 Zoya in India Week 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14): Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Snappy Sorbet and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet Week 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17): Julep in Tammi Week 9 (3/22-3/28) - Springtime: Julep in Fifi, Nails Inc in Cherry Garden Street Week 10 (3/29-4/4) - Let Someone Else Choose: Julep in Avery, Julep in Renee, Julep in Lani, Kiss Nail Art Paint in Black Week 11 (4/5-411) - Easter, Springtime Redux: Nail Break - used Formula X Sheer Strength in Enduring Week 1 - No Theme (ends 1/31/15): Nicole by OPI Gumdrops in Cinna-Man of My DreamsWeek 2 (2/1-2/7) - Winter's Last Hurrah: Julep in Fina, Ciate in Snow FallWeek 3 (2/8-2/14) - Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's: Formula X in Starfish, accent Julep in YukiWeek 4 (2/15-2/21) - Mardi Gras and/or Chinese New Year: CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Lemon Drop, Julep in Beverly, Wet & Wild Fast Dry in SaGreena the Teenage WitchWeek 5 (2/22-2/28) - Textures: Julep in Lissa, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sea-ing Stars, unknown shell piecesWeek 6 (3/1-3/7) - International Women's Day: LOOK 1 Julep in Bernadette (Black Onyx for February) and Claudia (Peridot for August) LOOK 2 Zoya in IndiaWeek 7 (3/8-3/14) - Numbers and/or Sweets for Pi Day! (3/14): Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Snappy Sorbet and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint SorbetWeek 8 (3/15-3/21) - St. Patrick's Day (3/17): Julep in TammiWeek 9 (3/22-3/28) - Springtime: Julep in Fifi, Nails Inc in Cherry Garden StreetWeek 10 (3/29-4/4) - Let Someone Else Choose: Julep in Avery, Julep in Renee, Julep in Lani, Kiss Nail Art Paint in BlackWeek 11 (4/5-411) - Easter, Springtime Redux: Nail Break - used Formula X Sheer Strength in Enduring   Current:   Week 12 (4/12-4/18) - Wedding Nails We're getting into wedding season!  Whether you're planning on attending a wedding this year or not, show us what you'd wear!   Future OPTIONAL Themes: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Week 13 (4/19-4/25) - Good & Bad Luck Some people think the number 13 is bad luck!  Use luck to inspire your nails this week. Week 14 (4/26-5/2) - April Showers Bring May Flowers As we transition from April to May, use rain, flowers, or a combination to inspire your look for the week. Week 13 (4/19-4/25) - Good & Bad LuckSome people think the number 13 is bad luck!  Use luck to inspire your nails this week.Week 14 (4/26-5/2) - April Showers Bring May FlowersAs we transition from April to May, use rain, flowers, or a combination to inspire your look for the week.  
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BEAUTY SAVANT Grahamcrackers / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Thanks Vaashti! Hee hee, I put a bird on it. (;   see post
Tom Ford Updates
Hey Beauties- We have ALOT of threads around here for Tom Ford products. I figured I'd start one thread where we can update each other on items as they come out or we see them available.    For all my UK'ers, or people willing to pay for shipping from the UK, Harrods has Softcore and Nude Dip from the Fall collection available right now. Happy Shopping! 
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HALL OF FAMER blackkitty2014 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Same thing for Neiman Marcus. see post
What are the consequences of using rubbing alcohol directly on your face?
I went recently on vacation with a couple of friends so we got plenty of time to discuss our makeup and skin care routines. I found out one of them uses rubbing alcohol directly on her face after cleansing and my other friend I were quite shocked to be honest but she shut us up and told us it works amazingly for her skin and if she doesn’t use it, she breaks out terribly. I’d like to explain to her that is bad for her skin but I don’t know how so I’m asking you lovely BTers for a little help.      Thanks in advance, Yackie.
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Rubbing alcohol directly on your face repeatedly isn't a good idea.  Too harsh  and drying.  But I totally use it dotted on popped spots/pimples.  I've been criticized o... see post
The Giddy Post - Did you order something today?? (;
Are you riding a high from an order you placed today?? Do tell. 
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HALL OF FAMER chloe3036 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just placed an order at ulta! All of them are only for $33! Saved tons of money and $130 worth of gwps! It was a sweet sweet sweet buy😘 see post
Unicorn Wanted and Sightings
Hi everyone,    Since there are many LE items or discontinued items that we search for, I wanted to know if there is any interest in maintaining a thread to post any unicorns we stumble upon and list where it can be found so others can try to find these items that they are looking for. I thought this might be useful as I found a few items on my trip and also found it extremely helpful when a fellow BT member posted about the availability of Tom Ford's Nude Dip on Selfridges a couple of months ago so that a few of us could finally order this LE item.  I also thought that if there are LE items that people are looking for, they could PM me and I could add it to the main thread so that others would know what others may be looking for. I could update the Found Unicorns on the main post weekly. Looking for your thoughts, suggestions? This would be strictly for limited edition items and discontinued items. Please include location, date found, and price if it is selling for less or more than regular retail price. Thanks in advance!   Wanted Unicorns:   ABH amrezy palette ( minibux, BeautyIsPassion)   Chanel Ombre Contraste Sculpting Veil in Notorious (minibux,KateLovesYSL) Chanel Camelia de Plumes (michelleshops)   Chantecaille Rose Face Powder (kateye7)   COTY Sephora Marsala eye palette (jcmb)   Dior My Lady Blush in 001 and 006 (jellybean917) Dior Amber diamond (aviscardi)   Divergent set (ImHisAngel)   Estee Lauder Heatwave (aviscardi) Givenchy Confetti Powder (MK89, KateLovesYSL)   Guerlain Cruel Gardenia (Rhiannon1419) Guerlain Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Turandot (2012 LE) (jenpred)   KVD palettes (NIB) including Gypsy, Mi Vida Loca, Sinner and Truth (AmyC)   Lorac mega pro (sdbeautyjunkie)   MAC pressed pigment in Summer Honey (StephaniLynn) MAC True Romantic Blush and MAC Petal Point blush (Javadoo) MAC Proenza Schouler Ocean City Coral blush ( notcreative) MAC Alluring Aquatic Bronzers/blush (MK89) MAC whisper of guilt (aviscardi) MAC Bao Bao Wan Opal Beauty Powder (ohsotatooed)   Nars Douceur blush: (bea0t, Ivyxox)   Paul & Joe's kitty lipsticks (FireSpinner)   Sephora Cinderella mirror (Mk89, AmyC, Panda168)   Sigma Creme de Couture shadow palette(StephaniLynn)   Tom Ford Guilt cream shadow (killahbabe) Tom Ford Emerald Lust (Poisonivy9) Tom Ford Violet Dusk Eyeshadow Quad (KateLovesYSL) Tom Ford Lips & Boys in Stavros (minibux) Tom Ford She Wolf (lipstick4soul) Tom Ford Blush in Narcissist (KateLovesYSL) Tom Ford Ginger Fawn lipstick (greenchilli)   Urban Decay Honey eyeshadow (MK89, Gwenhwyfar)
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HALL OF FAMER AnneMCC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Purchase Plans for Spring Social / Chic Week 15% off Sale
VIB ROUGES REGISTER:  http://sephora.cvent.com/   I thought this feed would be fun to see what everyone is considering since it's right around the corner! What do you plan on purchasing?  Here's what I'm considering... the list continuously changes...    (repurchasing these pills.. gone through 4 bottles already.. love them!)       (I passed on it in 2013 so I figure I might as well get it now)                     THE AFTERMATH
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BEAUTY MAVEN amayaiskawaii / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Right there with you. And I keep going back and saying, should I??? So close, yet so far from VIB Rouge!! see post
DIPBROW POMADE
How do I choose a color for this product?
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, nukerecruiter!  I agree with the others.  It's best to try it on.  I have dishwater blonde hair and use the taupe in Dipbrow.  The blonde is much too light for me an... see post
First aid beauty face moisturizer or
caudalie sorbet? which is a better moisturizer?
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HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Caudalie feels lighter on the skin. If you have dry to normal skin, go with FAB. If your skin is more combination, use FAB.  see post
Blush Challenge!
So, I did the lipstick challenge with Greenchilli and all the ladies in that thread and I thought it might be fun to do the same thing with blush.  I don't have enough blush to get through a month, but I figure I'll go until I have gone through all my blush.   So the challenge is: wear a different blush every day until you run out of blushes or reach 30 days.     Anyone want to join me?   Day 1, 12/28/14, Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in Pink Escape Day 2, 12/29/14, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface Day 3, 12/30/14, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty Day 4, 12/31/14, Nars Blush in Torrid  Day 5, 1/1/15 (omg first time i've written the new year), Illamasqua in Tremble Day 6, 1/2/15, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay in Irreplaceable Day 7, 1/3/15, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay in Bashful Day 8, 1/4/15, Nyx Rouge Cream Blush in Glow Day 9, 1/5/15, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay in Whimsy Day 10, 1/6/15, Tarte 12-hr Amazonian Clay in Embraced Day 11, 1/7/15, Tarte 12-hr in Blissful Day       1/8/15, no blush for reasons of extreme lateness in the AM  Day 12, 1/9/15, Tarte 12-hr in Fearless Day 13, 1/10/15, Tarte 12-hr in Breathless Day 14, 1/11/15, Tarte 12-hr in Exposed Day 15, 1/12/15, Nyx Rouge Cream Blush in Red Cheeks Day 16, 1/13/15, Tarte cheek stain in Blushing Bride Day 17, 1/14/15, Meteorites Perles de Blush Day 18, 1/15/15, Hourglass Blush in Luminous Flush Day 19, 1/16/15, Stila Convertible in Lilium Day 20, 1/17/15, Too Faced Natural Face Palette - powder blush (no name that I can find) Day 21, 1/18/15, Too Faced Natural Face Palette - cream blush Day 22, 1/19/15, tarte cheek stain in dreamer Day 23, 1/20/15 Smashbox Master Class III in Rosy Day 24, 1/21/15 Smashbox Master Class III in Flush Day 25, 1/22/15 Dior Rosy Glow Day 26, 1/23/15 Smashbox Master Class III in Carnation
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HALL OF FAMER sephoramusthave / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm sooooo behind on this challenge! Anyway, onwards!   Day 1: pixi beauty blush, healthiest honey Day 2: benefit dandelion Day 3: tarina tarantino dollskin cheek bl... see post
Why are there alcohol ingredients in Eye Creams?
Whenever I try to look up the ingredients of eye creams , majority of times the product will contain some form of alcohol. I'm not a skin/cream expert at all, but isn't alcohol more detrimental than beneficial for your skin , especially if you use the product religiously? Also are there any ingredients I should avoid in eye creams?  
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BEAUTY MAVEN Cissnei / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
No I don't think your arguing at all, I'm really glad you brought those points up! The fact that I was able to see perspectives on both sides really did make me realize ... see post
Subscription box photo sharing
I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies!   (I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks.  I am glad to be back.   I've been very happy with my Birchboxes.  Then again, I ordered the Mad Men box this month.  It is the first time ever that I am super... see post
Makeup Brush Storage Ideas
  I’ve been wondering how to store my brushes in a convenience way where I could still access them daily and keep them organized and sanitized.   I currently have them in a revolving organizer with separated compartments that sits on top of my vanity. I try to keep them separated by clean/dirty side and then by eye and face but since I’m usually rushing when doing my makeup, I just end up putting things back in the wrong places.   I need ideas because I’m tired of rambling and spinning my organizer a dozen times to find the brush I need. I have been thinking about getting a brush roll or a stand to keep clean brushes then when used/dirty put then elsewhere like a basket for washing.   What do you suggest? Tell me what you do.    How do you store/keep your everyday brushes?   Do you display them in a jar with beads or a jar with a lid?   Or keep them hidden in a drawer that you pull out?   How about keeping them in a brush roll or binder?
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HALL OF FAMER bea0t / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I need to visit Target to check out SK new stuff. Last time I was there, they had lots of SK on clearance. These look so pretty. Actually, heading over online now. :D see post
How Have Your Shopping Habits Changed in the Last 5-10 Years?
I was just thinking the other day, how drastically my shopping habits have changed from 10 years ago, when there weren't really many easily accessible online resources for honest beauty reviews. I had a subscription to Allure and based a lot of decisions from that. I also had Paula Begoun's (sp?) original Cosmetics Cop book and used that as a guide, but it was never relevant for very long with companies constantly introducing new products.   5-7 years ago I used blog websites (Temptalia, M&BB, Specktra) and the occasional YouTube video to assist in my shopping. Now, I'm at a point where I flat out don't trust bloggers and YTers who are sent products for review (I believe some of them are being honest but anytime you get a remotely good product for free, of course you'll think its worth it), and I only read Allure if I'm waiting at the doctor's office. I feel like they can't be trusted either, especially when they rave over products that I know are a total bomb and have been skewered on BT, in product reviews, etc.   Now I mostly use customer reviews, posts here on BT, and still check up on items through the Beautypedia. I've also found Instagram to be useful, to a degree, not only to find new items coming out and looks that incorporate things I already have, but also to see what everyone is trying to unload that isn't working for them.   What methods/sites do you guys use now? Or are you one of those people who just buys all the things (in which case, thanks for your reviews and IG posts, haha)?
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BEAUTY GURU mw23 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Ten years ago I was in my last year of college.   I shopped within my means, which meant my clothes came from Old Navy and my beauty products came from the drugstore. I ... see post
Are you "trialing" a new product ? Want to talk about it ?
trying new products can be...overwhelming. do you love a product because it works ? can you tell right away if it's performing the way you want it to ? sometimes i'm so happy to finally try something and let my enthusiasm blind my  actual  impression of it (at least at first )   it takes time to come to proper conclusions ! particularly when it comes to skincare, but makeup too.   so here's a thread where we can discuss our experiences while trying a product  for a first time. it can also be a place that people can reference if they're considering a new product.   right now i'm trying a sample of the REN v-cense night cream. i've only used it for 2 nights so far, but i LOVE IT. i love it so much i'm tempted to go ahead and grab it up, but i need to make sure it doesn't break me out over time (it contains shea butter which *can* be a breakout trigger for me, but not necessarily). it smells of frankincense which i adore, but i know for some people would be a turn off.   i'm also checking out the VICHY aqualia thermal serum. i really love the CAUDALIE vinosource s.o.s. thirst quenching serum, and prefer the texture of it to the VICHY, but think the caudalie may break me out slightly (i also was probably overusing it...i was very enthusiastic). so i'm just trying to figure out which i prefer.   how about you ?   __________ post trial edit about the products above: i had to skip on the REN because the shea butter in it was too heavy for my skin. and i suppose buying something simply for the smell isn't the best use of my moola the VICHY aqualia thermal serum, however, is in my permanent arsenal. i've already repurchased once since starting this thread, and have turned a few people on to it too ! 
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BEAUTY WHIZ BlueBrownWit / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I'm testing out the FAB Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm. It's geared towards sensitive skin so I tried it out last night for the first time and...it was an experie... see post
WINTER TBS
BOX IS CLOSED DELUXE AND FOILS WINTER TSB Qualifications: Must be 18 yrs. or older Must be VIB or VIB Rouge Rules: Must be able to pay $17 dollars for shipping (USPS) Must provide a tracking number. Must be able to post pictures of what you take and put in Do not take more than what you put in. Keep the value of items equal. Trade on or above the value of what you have taken from the box. It would be a good idea to post your trade before you ship the box. Ship the box out within 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know ASAP so we can move you on the list. What to include in the box ☆Products from brands sold at Barney's, Saks, Sephora and Nordstrom. The exception to the rule is Asian products which you cannot get in the states (Sulwhasoo, Etude House, Peripera, Hada Labo, etc.) ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", "tried/used"…) Sanitize and pack all explodable or leakable products in ziplocks and bubble wrap. ☆ Makeup as long as you've cleaned it with alcohol & it doesn't have big fingerprint marks/dents in it ☆ Mascara if it's sealed and/or has not been used at ALL ☆ Lotion, creams allowed if they are brand new or in a pump bottle for sanitary reasons ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle (can be 1/2 used too) & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped/bagged ☆ Anything that is sealed Do not include: Pre-made samples Drugstore items (unless it's from a brand hard to find in the US) Heavily used items (but if it is an expensive ítem someone might be interested, just ask in the thread) Swatching items in the box Putting in anything unsanitary/things that can't be cleaned or sanitized   ---> If you have anything that is questionable just ask in the thread! =]   1. Greenporchlights (Unicorn fragance samples -niche and fancy-pantsy perfume samples-that require thorough testing before investing such as a Tom Ford Private Blend)9407803699300013135735 2. Michelle shops    9407803699300013277350 3. Dtalks all   9114 9999 4431 3413 3512 16 4. Laynebr 9114 9011 5981 8948 1305 87 5. Heatherbee 9505511034285027477498 6. Makeupobsesed  9114901159818440726660 7. Sdbeautyjunkie1 9405503699300486352753 9405503699300486352760 8. Annypoo 9405503699300486352760 9405509699938185985709 9. Masaya 9405509699937326832865 10. Kiml150 9505511025835050512394 11. Sn22 9405503699300499633061 12. Rhiannon1419 (Julep nailpolish that belongs to the Wanderlust collection) 13. Rose135 (Korean skincare that does not include mineral oil, SKII, Tata Harper, Tatcha) 14. Onceuponatime 9505-5104-2317-5078-0105-42 15. Dolceloure 17. StephaniLynn 18. Makeuplovertay (living proof and drybar hair products, as well as any kind of samples!)   19 . Trishalyn 20. Redwagon44 ??    
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HALL OF FAMER greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
And here is what I'm taking out. A big THANK YOU to once for the generous gift card and lovely card, as well as the sweet note from Rose. You guys are so thoughtful. :) ... see post
False advertising by Sephora really grinds my gears.
I'm on the Sephora Facebook page and notice they have a Bumble and Bumble promo for FB Fan Friday.  Two mini bottles of shampoo and conditioner plus a little pouch to hold it.  Cute, right?   Then I read some of the comments:     ::record stops::   You're telling me you're "sorry that the image looks larger than what is included"?  I think what Sephora meant to say was, "Sorry the image is completely different from what you're getting."  This isn't a case of you getting a 1.0 oz bottle instead of a 2.0 oz bottle.  This is a case of you getting two foil packets over a 2.0 oz bottle. HUGE discrepancy, highly unprofessional, unethical, and super illegal.   That's like seeing a picture of a real car on craigslist and getting a Hot Wheels car instead!   Just to reiterate, what Sephora is advertising is this:   And what you're getting is this:   Sephora is really sorry that the image seems bigger in the picture though!
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HALL OF FAMER ashleynne / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Funny thing Ulta did the same thing to me with their birthday gift. In the email it read "Click to receive your full size birthday gift" and when I do so I get a voucher... see post
Show me your nails!
I'm loving this nail polish from Nails Inc. I used the superfood base coat, Nailkale in Victoria and finished it off with the 45 second top coat.  The color is so rich and easy to apply.   
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BEAUTY BOSS nycmle / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I went to a wedding last weekend so decided to get a little fancy with my mani :)   see post
Show Me Your Audacious Collection
Beauties, how Audacious have you gotten?    I need to get some of these and am going to swatch tomorrow.   If you have Audacious lippies, show us what colors you've picked up, and share what other colors you're still lusting after.   Just from looking at swatch sheets last month, (on Temptalia I think) I saw about 15 I wanted   How about you?   Also, hat tip to jemly for inspiring this thread   ETA: My current roster below.         Catherine, Juliette, Grace, Natalie, Anna, Dominique, Vanessa, Brigitte, Barbara, Jane,                                                                       Janet, Vera, Vivien, Lana, Jeanne, Olivia, Leslie, Deborah, Bette, Ingrid
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HALL OF FAMER TKLJ / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yeah, Anna is looking hella dark here. I always forget it pulls pretty purple on me, like "Dominique light." see post
Battle of the serums
Hi, I recenlty recieved a sample of the 100 perk  LANCÔME Advanced GÉNIFIQUE Youth Activating Concentrate and I LOVE it, and would like to purchase it, but I am also eyeing the Caudalie  Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. I am just curious which one is better and why.   VS  BACKROUND INFO:  I am 23 years old, I have freckles and a some acne scares.  I wanted something to even out my skin tone and possible brighten it. I do have some red areas and my skin is oily/combo.
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Genefique is my favorite serum.  It is an activating serum, which means you can (and should, in my opinion) use it with another serum.  Thus, I say use both!   see post
linking online account and beauty insider card
could i get further help linking my online account and beauty insider card please? 
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi vidalesly,   I'm happy to help you with this! I'll send you a private message requesting more information. see post
Makeup tips for aging skin? There have been a lot of related threads lately but no one cohesive one
I'm noticing a lot of threads lately asking about makeup tips for aging skin (I always see them for skincare).  So, I decided to create a more comprehensive one so there is a reference thread.  Anyone have any tips for makeup either as we age (what is age appropriate) and what works on aging skin (a liquid concealer instead of a cream one).  Skin care tips are fine too but I'm mostly asking about makeup? I'll add a few. Use a foundation brush on skin still moist from your day cream to gently dot on foundation to prevent heavy cake-iness or foundation settling into lines. Use an illuminating foundation primer and a lighter foundation substitute like a high quality CC cream.  Then gently use a liquid concealer and an illuminating powder like Guerlain's meteorites.  Save foundation for evening. Mix a little color into your brown or taupe eye shadows to avoid looking dull.  Sandwich method…dot your brush in the taupe, then in a colored shadow (depending on your coloring…blue, pink, purple, green, gold) then dot in the taupe again then apply.  Adjust the amounts of different color depending on your comfort. Be careful with dark lip colors as lips thin as we age and they can look harsh.  Add a little neutral gloss over lipstick.  Line lips with a neutral liner, slightly outside the lip line to make lips look more lush. Anyone else have anything to add?
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Good detail!!! see post