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Nyeela
My prom is coming up and I need my makeup done.
The neighboring makeup artists do NOT do my eyebrows justice. So I heard about the $50 "makeover" and I'm just curious as to how it works.
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SirenPrincess
HALL OF FAMER SirenPrincess / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Make an appointment online or by calling the store.  You go in, talk a bit about what you want, and someone will do your make-up and show you the products they are using... see post
laurenkenzie
Top spring/summer products?
I'm looking for some great makeup products for spring/summer. faves best? 
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
If you're looking for a bronzer, Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess bronzer is AMAZING. :) see post
hadtotryit
Anyone ever accidentally gotten Kat Von D, or other heavy foundation on their Clothes?
I try to be so careful about not getting foundation on my clothes, but I had a major blunder today. Has anyone had success with a product, or cleaning methods, to get foundation out of their clothes? Regular washing did not work. The Lock-It foundation is pretty thick and I dripped/dropped onto my pants, so it's not just a smudge. My pants are chocolate brown so bleach would stain. I'm just hoping I'm not the only one....
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
If you google "how to remove foundation from clothes" the first article is really helpful. It tells you how to remove makeup depending on the type of fabric. I always ha... see post
beautytester
Biology, skincare or retinol experts, please help!
Ok, so I may or may not be panicking a little but I was putting on PTR retinol PM serum today and discovered red dots on the dropper. I tried wiping it with a kleenex (sprayed with alcohol to sanitize) and the red dots are INSIDE the dropper and I only use it right after I wash my hand, so I don't think it's from my skin contact? I could be wrong, it could be harmless, but it's pretty noticeable and I'm creeped out. Any ladies using PTR retinol PM? or have any idea what it is? does it have anything to do with retinol??? I just noticed it after I put the serum on. Not happy T.T
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mrsstory
BEAUTY BOSS mrsstory / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I can offer no help or advice, but I'm keeping an eye on what happens.  I'd have the heebie jeebies if I noticed that, too.  Please keep us posted!  see post
akhorounjaia
The Anastasia Contour Palette is in stock!
http://www.sephora.com/contour-kit-P386335?skuId=1 615186
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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jennilynnnn
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS CONTOUR
PALETTE IS LIVE!!!
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emmy89
BEAUTY BUFF emmy89 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I never got the e-mail from Sephora, even though I requested, but I checked it today, not even knowing it was supposed to be in stock and I bought it less than 2 hours a... see post
daisies121
Are Makeup Remover Wipes Enough?
As part of my skin care resolution this year I've been making every effort to clean my face at night before bed.  I thought I was doing good by using face cleansing wipes which I follow with skincare products.  I use my Clarisonic in the morning while I shower and then of course SPF moisturizer and makeup.  I was reading an article in a magazine lately that mentioned makeup wipes as the "lazy girl's" method that should only reserved for those nights when you are too tired to do anything else.  Should I be doing a better job at night cleansing my face? What works for y'all?
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SirenPrincess
HALL OF FAMER SirenPrincess / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I definitely don't think they're enough.  I use them when I'm tired to give me a head start or very rarely when I'm so exhausted I can't do anything else.  But I've done... see post
Goldgirl124
Sephora Press Kit: VIB Rouge
I have a question do you still have the Sephora Press Kit: VIB Rouge. If so where can I get it?
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Goldgirl124! I don't believe that this was available to the general public. It doesn't look like something we will be carrying in the future, either. Sorry about th... see post
Sarah1130
Contouring Help Requested
I have begun trying to contour my cheekbones and nose as I have recently really gotten into make up . I have all the supplies necessary including Sephora's great contour brush set. My nose contouring looks great, making my nose look long and thin. However my cheekbone contouring typically looks like I did nothing or just a stripe of dark color that does not look like a shade. Any advise on how to get a noticeable difference without feeling like I have a huge stripe on my face?
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daisies121
HALL OF FAMER daisies121 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Great advice, Andy!  I'm going to have to try it. see post
Isaxlilly
Q. Does anyone else have this problem? Help!
Okay, so I'm the kind of girl that loves to load my lashes up with tons of coats of mascara till they are long, spidery, and pretty darn stiff. (I really need to start buying some falsies, haha!) So at the end of the day when I'm ready to take all of my makeup off I start dreading removing my eye makeup and tend to remove it last because of how difficult it is for me. I get all nervous and have this fear of my eyelashes falling out because of how stiff they are with all the dried on mascara. Also, the mascara never really comes off completely (help!) and sometimes my lashes even hurt a little after I remove the makeup. Plus it doesn't help that my eyes are super duper sensitive and get all red and burn when removing my eye makeup. I know, I know you guys probably will say stop putting on so much mascara and you're right. For awhile I've been cutting the amount of coats I put on my lashes but it's still a pain to remove the mascara at night. Is there anything I can do to make the process easier? Maybe a certain technique or product? (By the way, I have been using cold cream on my eyelids and then wetting a washcloth with hot water and putting it over my face for a few seconds to melt the eye makeup.) Any help will be greatly appreciated!     
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. I would stop putting on too many coats of mascara. Two coats is enough. Just buy false lashes from an asian beauty supply store (if you have one near you) they sell a pa... see post
krtty1125
Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum
Does anyone know how much (percentage) there is in Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum?
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krtty1125
BEAUTY WHIZ krtty1125 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Duh.... I meant to say percentage of retinol. see post
EPaden
Sore Lips
I'm looking for something that will help with chapped and sore lips.  Don't want anything that is too greasy. But want it to work. Can anyone help?
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quixotic
BEAUTY BOSS quixotic / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
My hands down favorite lip treatment (use it every night before going to bed and frequently during day in winter) is Lotus Moon's Cherry Blossom Healing Soothe.  It is 1... see post
EPaden
Foot
Any recommendations for nice looking foot? My foot aren't bad.  Little bit dry and around my one big toe from squatting at work (chap).
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emmaclaire
HALL OF FAMER emmaclaire / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're looking for a nice foot cream, Soap & Glory "Heel Genius" is amazing! see post
curvygirli
calamine lotion for acne and redness
Just wanted to let everyone know that I have been using calamine lotion on my face after I cleanse and tone nightly for about 4 months now. My skin's redness has greatly decreased and it acts like a spot treatment as well. My face is softer, smaller pores, smoother. I got the idea because I had tried Kate Somerville's Eradikate and thought it was too pricey and calamine lotion looks the same lol.   Check it out It's about $9 for a bottle that will last you months. I bought mine in December and still have it. I use about a tsp daily so it will last forever.
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curvygirli
maintaining curls
How do you curly haired girlies maintain your curls the next day?   I wash and condition my hair and if I leave it down naturally, I get really nice loose crimpy waves. If I leave it down like that without any product then the next day my hair is pretty straight/wavy. Not sure what to use.   I like to use minimum products though and breakout easily
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krtty1125
BEAUTY WHIZ krtty1125 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Another product to try if you like it is Wen's Replenishing Treatment Mist... that's what I use on day two, then just scrunch and either air dry or use a diffuser.  I li... see post
curvygirli
Contour and Highlight- how many do it?
How many of you contour and highlight? Seems like that's all anyone talks about these days. I just recently tried it and didn't really see much of a difference plus I felt gross wearing that much makeup. I prefer just a bb cream and powder once in a while.  
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annec322
BEAUTY PRO annec322 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I both contour and highlight.  I've been really into the Too Faced bronzer palette lately ;) see post
curvygirli
I look sweaty
So I have been using aloe vera gel on my face as moisturizer and putting my Maybeline BB cream on top, and then a translucent powder by Marcelle. My makeup stays on all day and it's the right skin tone for me which is SO hard to find being an indian girl. My only problem is my face looks kind of sweaty an hour later despite putting the powder on. I look like I'm wearing ALOT of makeup but I'm not. Any ideas on how to fix this?  
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quixotic
BEAUTY BOSS quixotic / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Curvygirli -   Same suggestion as I made in your other post - use the bb cream on its own or switch to an aloe vera cream.  Aloe vera gel can look shiny when it dries ... see post
curvygirli
eyeliner smudges
So I have this liquid eyeliner pen by L'oreal which I like because it gives me a wet jet black look and it goes on smoothly. However it always gets in my crease even though I use a paint pot ( primer) beforehand. Any ideas on how to fix that?   Also any recommendations on how to fix your eyeliner when you already have put on your primer and shadow? I have a habit of making one eye too thick and end up having to make them both thick then
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daisies121
HALL OF FAMER daisies121 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'd try using a setting spray like the one from UD right after you apply the liner.  I have the same problem with some of my liners and the spray is the only thing that ... see post
curvygirli
skin flaking grey
So I wear aloe vera gel on my face after I cleanse and tone.The last two times I applied my bb cream on top of it, it started to flake. There were grey eraser shaving like flakes on my face. I wasn't sure if it was because my bb cream was quite old, so I tried a new one, but same thing.   It's weird because it goes on smooth and then as I rub it in my face and blend it ends up flaking grey.   Does that mean the face moisturizer isn't good or should I exfoliate more?
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quixotic
BEAUTY BOSS quixotic / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hi curvygirli -   I think the problem is you are trying to apply a cream over a gel.  This is causing the gel to "roll up," creating what you see as eraser-like shavin... see post
KyrstenElson
Bad acne
I have bad acne on my forehead. but only there i have tried almost every skin care product an none really work. HELP?!
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HawaiianEyes7
BEAUTY GURU HawaiianEyes7 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
The combo that finally cleared up my acne was the Murad acne line (Sephora carries it) and Diane-35 birth control. The birth control was my last resort, but it's special... see post
clemon
Going to Tokyo this summer! Makeup/general suggestions please!
I am making a short trip to Tokyo this summer. While a lot of it will be sight seeing, I most definitely will curve out time for shopping. So I just want to hear everyone's suggestions on things worth picking up!   I am am not looking for foundations, concealors or powder (unless it's absolutely amazing, contemplating on Cle de peau concealor which is cheaper there). No eyeshadows either, maybe a few mascaras, liquid eyeliners, lip products and as many blushes/cheek products as I see fit and most certainly brushes. (I want to get some hakuhodo or chikuhodo, but any other suggestions are totally welcome) I would prefer something that's more accessible.   I recall reading about some products that aren't sold outside of Japan (makeup), and I remember making a note to myself that I should get them when I go but I can't seem to remember. Anyone?   So far (just so we don't duplicate) I have my eyes on -Kate mascara base -Kate cream blush (that comes in a jar) -Jill Stuart blush (just because it's so pretty)  -Majorica majorca mascar   Lastly any tips on good stores, getting around, places to see? Any suggestions are highly appreciated!    Last lastly, any other non-makeup related must buys?    Thanks tons!   
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KarenSA
IT GIRL KarenSA / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Beyond jealous of your Tokyo trip clemon! I myself am half japanese and when I visit I make sure to stock up on a few products. The most important one for me is the ... see post
akhorounjaia
Which Radiant Creamy Concealer will match my Nars Sheer Glow Gobi shade?
For reference, I'm the shade 117 in MUFE HD, Warm Ivory in Bobbi Brown Skin foundation, and Gobi in Nars Sheer Glow. I want a tad bit lighter conealer so that I can highlight the face when I'm highlighting and contouring. 
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi akhorounjaia, Since you want to go a little lighter, then I would recommend Chantilly in the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. :) -Laura   http://www.sephora.... see post
Herbalchick
glycolic acid alternative
My sister swears by glycolic acid aka AHA (from my understanding they are the same). She recommends that ingredient based on the fact it is anti-aging but most importantly that it chemically exfoliates. She is against gritty exfoliants. BUT I live in FLORIDA and am an outdoors kind of girl. I feel I cannot use glycolic acid because even with sunblock I still get burn and get red! I've had to return products for this reason.  What ingredient(s) should I look to as alternatives?
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quixotic
BEAUTY BOSS quixotic / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hi Herbalchick,   AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) come in five major types - glycolic, lactic, malic, citric and tartaric acids (If you use any of these five types, you wil... see post
penelopepuffman
TSB for SUMMER 14.
Requirements: -Over 200 hearts and active currently on Beauty Talk -On the positive trades list or positive TSB experience list -Have a bunch of goodies to add to make this a great box! Allowed: ☆ High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes are okay. ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", …) ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped or in a box ☆ Mascara if it's sealed/ brand new never used ☆ Tools/Brushes/Cases/Bags/Empty Jars as long as they are clean ☆ Anything that is sealed ☆ Skin care items in tubes & bottles Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopened ☆ Items will be organized in bags by type. Make sure products are wrapped well so they won't leak or break & ruin everything else ☆ Keep non beauty related items to a minimum (please do not overload the box with makeup bags, cases, etc). ☆ every item needs to be inside a plastic bag/ziplock Not Allowed: ☹ Pre-made samples ☹ Taking more than you put in. Keep the Value of items equal ☹ Used items ☹ Swatching items in the box ☹ Keeping the box for more than 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. Rules (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn) KEEPING THE BOX IS STEALING-Sorry that this has to be said -don't put in anything unsanitary -send your address to the person above you when the list comes out and pm them again shortly before you get the box -replace what you took with something as nice or nicer -NO DRUGSTORE ITEMS- unless you have someone after you that wants them -don't take all of one kind of item, for example, if there are 3 of one perfume, take only 1 so that others will have a chance to try them -post in a picture and/or text what you took and left (picture AND written description preferred) -package things carefully and put things in ziplock bags -have fun, try some things you haven't tried before NO LIPSTICKS! It's summer and they can melt in the heat while being mailed! Lip glosses and Lip stains are OK! ☆ NO RESERVE ☆ ☆ No Swatching items from the box ☆ UNLESS sealed NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE CLEANED or SANITIZED Do NOT ship the box until we have seen what you put in and took out.  Must post a photo of both things put in and our of the box. If you take out a palette, must put palette in. everyone loves palettes! Please message the person before you on list with your name and address if you are apart of the box! Please PM me if you meet these requirements and want to be in my TSB!   1 2 3 4 5 Vanillammm 6 Daisies121 7 Mrsbaine 8  Hackneyfl 9 10   here are a few items going in the box:  
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penelopepuffman
BEAUTY MASTER penelopepuffman / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
updated the list, thank you  killababe! see post
penelopepuffman
TO dye or not to dye?
Here is my current hair     sorry its flipped !   I kinda wanna dye it to this color     I also want to grow out my bangs which makes me liek this photo even more. I also have naturally brownish hair so itll be easier upkeep than the red.   OR I was thinking of going even LIGHTER! to this old color I used to have (Please ignore my tiny eyebrows haha! glad they grew back. Also ignore my irish 'tan' haha! it was the summer.)     Help?!
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penelopepuffman
BEAUTY MASTER penelopepuffman / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Ohhhh I LOVE THIS! Thank you for the idea! see post
andyhtrieu
Tips and tricks that don't work
Can someone tell her that these tips are probably not safe for the skin? I mean who puts Preparation H around their eyes?! That's something that I've never heard of. 
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY PRO heartsmyface / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hahaha! there's a niche market! Someone hop on that idea!  see post
lanadelryan
Foundation advice please!
Hi everyone I'm looking for a medium coverage foundation with a dewy finish that's long lasting, I've tried NARS Sheer Glow, and Giorgio armani luminous silk, and nars didn't last, and Armani isn't that dewy. I have combo skin so I need it to hold up in oily t zone. Thanks for any advice!!
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're using the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. Good stuff. see post
laurenkenzie
Help with makeup
I got this dress as my Easter dress, what kind of hair do and makeup would look best? 
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Sn4rky
BEAUTY BUFF Sn4rky / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Love Cara's look here!  Great for spring see post
Makeupinfinity
Koh Gen Do mailed samples to me!
I have heard many great things about the KGD foundations.  The only drawback is that none of the Sephora locations near me (Canada) carry this brand.  I didn't want to purchase without testing for compatibility, shade, etc.  So I wrote to KGD and they were nice enough to mail some samples of their Moisture Foundation, Aqua Foundation, (in 5 shades) and some skin care samples to address my dry, acne prone skin.  They delivered beyond my expectations.  I was only looking to find my foundation shade.  But ended up receiving a bunch of samples to help with my skin issues as well.  I'm truly happy with all the skin care samples I get to try out tonight.   I may have to break my no-buy commitment          
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daisies121
HALL OF FAMER daisies121 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is so awesome!  I really like their skincare and they sent you a nice sample haul, lucky!   On a side note, I adore your avatar.  Koalas are too adorable.  :) see post