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Sephora.com
Didn't see this posted, so I'm sorry if this was already made known! But there are some KVD palettes and lipsticks in the sale section! Go grab them!
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Hauls
It's July!!! Time to start a new thread for all the amazing July hauls from you guys! Please post all your hauls, big or small, beauty or non-beauty...can't wait to see them all!!   To start us off - here is a tiny sample haul from Dr. Hauschka
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Beauty Confessions
What makeup is everyone wearing today?   Today I am wearing:   1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP   and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50   So c'mon now...confess!
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Makeup
  I don't know if any of you ladies know about this but Sonia Kashuk just came out with a LE 15 piece brush set in celebration of their 15th anniversary. I just picked up the last one in my town today during my lunch break. I personally think this is a steal. It is $40 at Target.   If you can find it, I suggest to get it right there and then because this set is sold out almost everywhere and each Target in the US and Canada each get 2 sets. Go on to Target's website and use the "find in a Target store" and click on "pick up in store" if it shows up to reserve it. Sonia Kashuk is trying to keep it in stock but it keeps selling out. This set will be available until October according to their customer service line.     If anyone wants to know how they perform, let me know and I will do a small review here on BT. 
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Beauty Insider
For Vibs and Vib Rouges. Minimum purchase $35. I got mine I cant upload a picture, but the code is VIBLIP.
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Hauls
I have been getting a lot of great emails.  Hopefully, some of these deals can come in handy for the rest of you.  Have you seen any awesome ones you want to share?  Now, is a great time to haul.      
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Makeup
Ladies,   What's your quick-n-easy routine? If you've got about 5 min, what's your must-haves?   Thanks! Megan
Ask The Experts
So I got tired of waiting for Perversion mascara to be available in store and bought the Marc Jacobs Omega Lash. I'm on the fence about it. I do LIKE it but I'm not sure I LOVE it. All things being equal, I probably prefer Too Faced Better than Sex because it gave me more volume and fullness. MJ's gives a ton of length, but I already have super duper crazy long lashes and usually want fullness and volume over lengthening.    Having said that I am not one for returning products without a REALLY good reason. I really dislike returns of products done lightly as in the end that drives up prices and is extremely wasteful.   I think I should just keep and use the mascara. It's a nice mascara and even though it doesn't blow me away, in 2 months I can justify a new one, and hopefully by then Perversion will be available. I desperately needed a new mascara as my old TFBTS was way old.    OK, I think I just talked myself into keeping it. 2 months won't kill me. I know it was pricey at $33 CAD, and if I HATED it then I would return it, but I don't think feeling "meh" about a product justifies returning it.    OK, sorry, I didn't really ask a question there so much as I just went through a thought process exercise. :-) 
Beauty Confessions
What's the most expensive product you've ever loved whose price made you wish your arms never had access to your credit card?    It's La Mer for me. Soooo pricey and soooo effective. 
Eyes
I am in love with 99.9% of the colors in this palette! I have not tried the MUFE eyeshadows or this "unique gel-powder formula" does it blend easily? Any opinions on the formula? Is it worth the $46 dollars or go for KvD Monarch? So many decisions to make before Aug 3rd Help     http://www.sephora.com/artist-palette-P388223?skuI d=1622885&om_mmc=aff-linkshare-redirect-Tv0QdA6A1/ ...
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Hauls
With the Rouge Event just around the corner, and money to be spent, heres my list!   My current  (it could grow) wishlist :   With so many holding off on purchasing, and the 4x point reward, I'd love to see what people have their eye on or what they plan on hauling at the event!    So....Whats on your list?!
Makeup
Have you guys seen these?! There are tons of shades and finishes to choose from, and you can build your own palette! I can't wait to try these; I wonder if Sephora will carry all of the shades? There are so many and I'd really like to go in and test a good chunk of them.     http://www.sephora.com/artist-shadow-P387670?skuId =1622745
Ask The Experts
i recently have researched the naked palettes and have no idea which one to purchase. Im not the biggest fan of the naked 3 because i am not a huge a fan of pink. so i was thinking either the 1st or 2nd one. I have dark brown hair and have medium/fair skin tone and green/brown eyes. Anyone have any suggestions on what i should purchase?!
Makeup
Do Support do makeup and give lessons to guys who cross dress and do they have private consultation rooms for this? Thanks
Makeup
I didn't see any active threads and discovered it today online so just want to spread the word to those who love the products like me!
Lips
I have strawberry blonde hair , blue eyed, and light skin and i am looking for a fire engine red lipstick that will last on my lips all day. Any good ones that you guys know of?
Makeup
So yesterday I tested out the brushes from the brush set while I was getting ready to go out for dinner last night and I have to say I really like them. They're really soft and well made. There was a teeny bit of shedding though.   Retail Value- $40 Estimated Value per brush- $15 Estimated MSRP - $225   Pros:   Price Quality  Well made   Cons:   Exclusive to Target 2 sets per Target store Sells out quickly in store and online HTF Little bit of shedding Some may be deformed due to packaging or you get a double of one brush.  Availability - until October if they can keep up with the demand according to SK customer service       Favorite Brushes   Contour Brush Pencil Brush Blush Brush    The contour brush is EVERYTHING!!!! It is very comparable to the NARS Ita and MAC 163 brushes (I personally think it's a lot better). I used it to contour my nose as well and I really liked the way it turned out. This brush gave me cheekbones and the sculpted effect that my Real Techniques contour brush wasn't giving me!   The pencil brush picked up a lot of color easily and in even though I barely dipped my brush in the eyeshadow I was using. I suggest tapping it off quite a bit so the color isn't so intense and you don't get a ton of fallout.   The blush brush is really nice. It picks up the right amount of blush so the most intense color will be toned down and wearable.   Least Favorite Brushes   Blending Brush Buffing Brush  Angled Multipurpose Brush   The blending brush is way too big for me personally. It was hard to blend my transition color with it due to the large size so I used my MAC 217. This was also the only brush that was deformed. It does work as a cheek highlighting brush if you want a more concentrated glow on the high points of the face.   The buffing brush is a bit too dense and absorbed too much product. I used it to apply foundation and I had to use 3 pumps instead of 1. I don't know what I will use this for later.   The angled multipurpose brush was very difficult to work with for me personally. I used it to blend my concealer and it was a mess. I had to use my BB to blend the rest of my concealer. I'll play around a bit to see if I can find another use for it. I may use it for cream contouring.     Final Verdict   Overall I think this a really good set to have if you're starting out or if you're a total makeup junkie and you love LE products. This set would also make an amazing gift as well. I'm  going to play  with the brushes that I didn't like so much to find alternative uses for them or use them in conjunction with other brushes to make them work. I may end up liking them later in the future. I hope Sonia Kashuk is able to stay on top of the demand and each Target gets more than 2 per each restock and that the Target website will restock quickly as well.     I hope you all enjoy my review!  
Ask The Experts
I currently use Makeup Forever HD foundation, but feel that it is too heavy for everyday use.  What are some suggestions for everyday foundation that isn't too heavy and seems like I have nothing on?
Eyes
I am glad there are some new "favorites" sets coming out!   http://www.sephora.com/draw-line-P388035?skuId=163 4906
Makeup
eeee!!! She commented on twitter thanking us that her lipsticks were number one and I sent her back a tweet: @thekatvond @Sephora PLEASE consider making another Train case! They are so beautiful but I need more space! Multi-tiered please! #iheartu   She sent me back: @amycishere @Sephora I know! I thought about design a new train case where you can customize the compartments! How rad would that be?!   I replied back: @thekatvond @Sephora omg that would be amazing! You just made my day by replying! Been a tough week! Thank you!!   She replied AGAIN!! @amycishere tough week for you and me both! We'll muscle through it though, yeah?   OMG!!!!! She is SUCH a sweetheart! Met her a few years ago and she is amazing!!!
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Beauty Insider
Hi all ! I know that August is one of the best times to shop at Sephora because of the great perks, extra points and all those goodies. Has anybody heard anything about this yet? Any posters or in-store sightings? I'm so excited and we're one week away and I haven't heard anything yet! Ah !!! Doesn't 2x, 3x, or 4x (depending on membership) sound awesome? I really hope that Sephora hasn't forgotten...Hoping for bigger and better things this year, not to say that last years wasn't too shabby itself.    Let's end this with a question: Q: What was your favorite perk/part/time of August Appreciation Month?    My answer: I love the whole month, even though promos change weekly, I loved the VIB Bag w/samples and the 3x points, pretty sweet
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Sephora Show & Tell
  Meet your hair’s new bestie! From the NYC hair care and styling mavens at Amika comes an amazing starter kit for a slew of perfectly curled styles. The The AMIKA Switch Kit™ Starter Set includes a curling iron base with an adjustable digital temperature control, plus the brand’s most popular one-inch, clip-free barrel for sultry, wavy curls. The system also has other barrels in different diameters (sold separately) so when you get tired of the Hollywood vixen look, you can just switch out the barrels to achieve beachy ringlets or voluminous supermodel waves. One styler does it all and takes out the guesswork. (Plus, interchangeable barrels mean you never have to buy a whole new curling iron for a new look, just the new barrel.)   The folks at Amika designed their system with a bunch of high-tech features to protect your hair’s shine and ban that annoying frizz. The 100% tourmaline-infused ceramic barrels produce far infrared heat and negative ions for gentle styling and perfect results. Far infrared heats the hair from the inside out, preserving moisture for hair that is fluid and shiny, not damaged and crispy, while negative ions smooth down hair’s cuticles eliminating frizz. The result is sleek springy curls that will turn heads wherever you go.   The base also includes convenient features like automatic shutoff and a dual-voltage adapter for when you’re gallivanting overseas, plus a nine foot swivel cord for those times when there isn’t a plug right next to your mirror. If you’re not a pro at curling already, no need to worry! There are simple-to-follow five-step instructions on the box for achieving your perfect Hollywood vixen locks. - Kris Gucker   What’s your favorite head of curls? Do you prefer bouncy volume or sexy ringlets? Show and Tell!
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Sephora Show & Tell
Happy National Lipstick Day, BT! In honor of this very special day (we take makeup holidays very seriously around these parts), I grabbed some luxe lip looks from The Beauty Board to give us a little lipspiration.   What lippie are you wearing today, BeautyTalkers? Show and Tell!     Btw, have you check out The Beauty Board yet? We've got some seriously talented folks posting (and some BTers too!).   But I warn you, it's a serious beauty wonderland over there. Don't blame me if you fall down the rabbit hole and don't come out for hours!  
Face
Hi there, I got invited to a wedding (night time) and I'm considering buying the laura mercier tinted moisturizer. This product has SPF 20, does anyone know if this product has flashback?
Skincare Stories
Hey Ladies!    I was hoping to get some input on these 2 product lines?  They are both on the pricier side of skin care products and I was looking for something to amp up my routine.   I have combination skin - dry cheeks (some dryness/flaking above eyebrows, cheeks and nose) but oily t-zone.  On top of that I have sensitive/acne prone skin that has very red cheeks due to irritants/sun/acne.    Any thoughts on these two lines would be greatly appreciated.  I would love to hear from those who have used either or both thoroughly!   Thanks a ton!
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Eyes
I just came back from Asia (business, not fun) and saw that a lot of people there are using something called circle lenses. They're contact lenses that make your eye's iris look bigger. Have you guys ever heard of this here in the US? I'm just curious...   (and, honestly, I have no clue in which board to post this... going with eye makeup as it's sounds like the closest)
Acne
I have acne prone, dull skin. I have tried all types of different toners, cleansers, exfoliaters, face lotion and I can not find my right fit. I would like to start over with a whole new morning and night routine.   I need some reccomendations on the best:   face cleanser face toner face exfoliant face lotion acne spot treatment and undereye cream   Thank you!!!
All Other Concerns
I generally have oily skin.  I also have open pores and they get clogged with sebum.  I have tried multiple cleansers and they just don't seem to be able to clean out my pores.  The only way is when i take a "hot shower" and remove it gently with my finger scraping my skin.  I know I shouldn't be doing this but when i put on powder or blush you can see the residue from the clogged pores. I have tried mary kay; 2 different types of cleansers, boscia; 2 different types; etc... I need help. Please advise Thank you'
Ask The Experts
I want to switch from bareMinerals matte C20, fairly medium to the new bareMinerals "bareSkin."  What is the color match?   Thanks!
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Makeup
Saw Temptalia's post a couple of days ago on the Givenchy Fall collection for this year, and it's all so beautiful -- from the packaging to the colors. I mean, look at the burgundy leather encasement for the Le Rouge lipsticks! However, the only one I will probably get is the Blush Memoire De Forme Pop Up Jelly Blush in Rose Extravagant -- am I crazy to want to drop $37 on a blush?! :-\ Yikes... However, I feel that between the color and the packaging, it's something that I can admire for a while...as long as it doesn't dry up at some point.   From Make Up 4 All blog   From Fashion Trend Seeker