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sephoramusthave
What are you wearing today?
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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Girly2Shoes
BEAUTY WHIZ Girly2Shoes / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Here goes, ladies, I treated myself to new makeup & clothes. Here's some results. Sephora Colorful 5 - Flirty to Intense Purple, middle shade only Urban Decay 24/7... see post
ilovetopurplefy
Sonia Kashuk 15 Year Anniversary Brush Set
  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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annypoo
HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It won't let me order T_T Everytime I get to the review order part, it's blank and doesn't let me do anything. I give up!!! It just wasn't meant to be! see post
melanito
Birthday Gifts and Promos from Cosmetic Companies
I am an October baby and just received an email from Pacifica reminding me of my birthday gift from them. I thought I'd start a thread to see if people would share what perks they receive from cosmetic companies for their bdays so others can find out and sign up for them.   Thanks to the beauty experts (go figure Rikkie and Missie for their tips. You two should create a blog..seriously! Sephora - we all know this one - this year it's a lovely kit with a mini They're Real mascara and Watt's up highlighter. Must be redeemed 2 weeks prior to or subsequent to your bday. Must sign up for Beauty Insider program to redeem. Can be added to your order online or picked up for free in store. You also have option of getting the Fresh Lip Duo online and I can't recall what the option for guys is (maybe a Jack Black set)? Pacifica - code for 10 off a 25 purchase (expires at end of month of your bday). I think I just subscribed to their email list Benefit - I recall that you can get a free lipstick from Benefit for your bday (but haven't updated my contact info recently). I think you just subscribe to their email list as well Urban Decay, free 24/7 liner in your choice of color ($19 value) with any purchase in your birthday month, you have to be subscribed to emails from them at least and they send an email with a code to add to your order. AmorePacific, 15% off on all products in your birthday month when you are subscribed for emails Lancome, free lipstick and primer with $49 purchase when signed up for emails, my email does not have an expiration date on it so I don't know if/when you have to use it by. Tarte, 20% off one order within 30 days of birthday email being sent. Does not apply to sale items. Bare Minerals, free eyeshadow with no purchase necessary in store or with any purchase online within 30 days of your birthday when signed up to their Friends and Benefits program. Smashbox, free full size Full Exposure Mascara with $35 purchase with the Smashbox Pretty Points program. Dr. Dennis Gross, 25% off an order within 30 days of your birthday when signed up for emails. Giorgio Armani Beauty, full-size Gloss D’Armani in shade 513 within 2 weeks of your birthday with $50 purchase when signed up for emails. YSL, full-size La Laque Couture in shade 32 – Rouge Expressionniste with $75 purchase when signed up for emails. No expiry date mentioned? Boscia, $10 off $40 purchase within one month of your birthday when signed up for emails. Origins- $10 off a $25 purchase. You have to be subscribed to their emails though. Aveda: Free exclusive birthday gift up to a $25 value. It is customized to you with the scent/aroma of your choice. Ulta: $10 off during your birthday month. Plus double points all month long. Must be a Ulta Club member. Laura Mercier: $25 off $75, plus free shipping. Must be signed up for their emails. Bobbi Brown: Free lip gloss. Must be subscribed to their emails. CVS: $3 in extracare bucks when you sign up for the CVS ExtraCare Beauty Club The Body Shop: Become a Love Your Body Member (nominal fee) and you get a free birthday gift during your birthday month. Non-beauty perks GGP Malls (general growth properties) have a program called 'The Club'.  they send you an email or two a month.  they give you a $10 gift card to spend at the mall.  My local mall is Oak Brook, Il.  I would think the other malls would do the same. http://www.ggp.com/properties/mall-directory Godiva Reward program gave me $10 gift card last year.  One free piece of chocolate a month. World Market $10 gift card. Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants $15 gift card (you have to pay $25 to join their program, but its well worth it)  
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calcutta
BEAUTY WHIZ calcutta / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
If only I had seen this in March :( see post
angiecd
Eyeshadow brushes
I am wondering what the best eyeshadow brushes are for all the different purposes and if there are any sets that are the best
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY BOSS HarlemJPN / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I think the WG brushes are softer than MAC's. I also find they pick up just the right amount of product each time -- not too much, not too little. I have had mine for mo... see post
kbmatthews
KVD in sale section!
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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redwagon44
BEAUTY MASTER redwagon44 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Last winter was so brutal here.. people were starting to get weird after being cooped up inside after so many below zero days.    I'm definitely getting one of those f... see post
SirensSong
Best under-eye concealer? What's your HG product?
     I am soo excited, you guys!      I've been on the hunt for the perfect under-eye concealer that will cover and brighten, without creasing, emphasizing my fine lines or looking cakey. I tried Nars Creamy Radiant concealer in color Chantilly, as well as MUFE Full Cover concealer in color Pink Porcelain.      These products were OK, but now I have officially found my HG under-eye concealer: Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen in color Candlelight! I was hesitant to use this as a concealer but this really met all my needs and it literally looks like I have nothing on! It doesn't accumulate into my fine lines by the end of the day or look cakey ever. It looks almost sheer but it really brightens my under eyes and completely covers any darkness. Totally worth the money.   This is my first official HG product, what's yours?
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armybeauty
BEAUTY BOSS armybeauty / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I second irenet's question: do you need to use a setting powder with it? see post
brittieeee
Looking for a Retinol Treatment (yes my first!)
I am looking some retinol treatment now that my BDAY is coming up and I will be soon officially be in my late twenties.  UGH.  So far the  BE from Sephora gave me samples from REN and Philosophy's "Help Me".  I liked the REN better because I thought I felt improvement and the Help Me just doesn't feel as strong enough compared to the Ren. My skin is "normal" neither dry nor oily but I have been having some acne lately which is quite odd since I thought I was over that (stress, hormones?? IDK)  and price point isn't really an object (I use La Mer daily lol) plus 4x points next week YAY!   Thanks for your help and suggestions!!
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY BOSS HarlemJPN / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Great tip! my insurance company fights me all the time. Last time, I kept saying, "Please let me send you a pic via text of the gigantic zit growing in my chin!" i was ... see post
MissHaiL
Aug 3rd, Rouge Event Wishlist!
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?!
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I got give me some lips set yesterday in the mail and I'm actually thinking about returning it :( The only one I like from the set is Bite Beauty lip pencil. see post
KnifeParty
Price adjustment on purchase?
Hi! I have a question regarding price adjustments. I purchased a Clarisonic Mia 2 on March 30th. I then received an email coupon for 15% off through April 10th. I called the 877 number and was told the only way to get a credit for the difference would be to return it and purchase it again with the coupon, since the coupon was not valid at the time of my purchase. Is there a way to do it without returning it? I also have a 20% off coupon from another retailer, but I would rather keep the product I already purchased. That $23 would really mean a lot to me =)
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@Alltheshiny,   We usually offer price adjustments within a 2 week period, I hope that this information helps! see post
Zpsid91
Jubilant July 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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jellybean917
HALL OF FAMER jellybean917 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Got mine yesterday, wearing it today! I like the formula, it goes on easy and feels nice. I bet it looks great on you with the hint of orange in it. I'm surprised it doe... see post
SirensSong
Experience at the Beauty Studio?
Hey guys, could someone tell me how the Beauty Studio make-overs go?   Like, once you are there do you tell them what products to use or they just sit you down and use the products they think are best? Also, BIG QUESTION, do you show up with a clean face (no makeup)? I don't feel too comfortable walking around the mall bare-faced until I am able to make my way through the food court and into the Sephora store. Can make-up simply be removed at the store instead? I have never used this service and am completely clueless as to how it goes (besides making the online appointment). Help?
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Girly2Shoes
BEAUTY WHIZ Girly2Shoes / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I agree with the others, you can let her know what you would like and she will work with you. I have had a few good experiences with the Sephora ladies, and I have picke... see post
NikkiShops
Need to find my HG eyeshadow primer! Can you help? Here's the thing...
So I've been using Urban Decay Primer Potion (alternating between Original & Eden) for the last 5 years I'd say.   I'm starting to feel kind of unsatisfied by it.  The lasting power with it is phenomenal.  However, I have noticed it is not as easy to blend certain eyeshadows when I use it.  I alternated to using MAC's paint pot in Painterly which I love.  The problem with Painterly is, even though it does make a beautiful base and blending is a dream, it does not hold up well with my eyeshadow.  I have creasing and fading after just a few hours.  Just for reference, I'm using shadows by UD, MAC, Laura Mercier, MUG, etc. I guess I'm looking for the best of both worlds.  I'm looking for an eyeshadow primer that holds my eyeshadow in place all day while not changing the texture of my lids so I can still blend very easily.  I love the gradient eyeshadow looks!   Any tips or brands recommended?  I was thinking of trying the Nars eyeshadow primer but it's $25 a pop which is a little more than I'd like to spend.  I'll do it if I must, but I wanted to see what you lovely people had to say first!  :-D
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IAmLadyLiterary
HALL OF FAMER IAmLadyLiterary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use Too Faced Shadow Insurance and I love it. see post
kats858
Circle lenses - just curious
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)
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irenet
BEAUTY MASTER irenet / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Yes, I've seen it in tutorials and music videos but in my medical opinion, you should never use any contacts that were not prescribed by an optometrist. This means no bu... see post
AmyC
How does KVD Mi Vida Loca compare to MJ's The Siren Palette?
Hello, looking for a backup to my KVD Mi Vida Loca palette. How does Marc Jacobs the Siren compare? Are you able to lightly tap and get alot of pigmentation? I know Siren isn't as bright which is a plus for me, just don't know when a NIB Mi Vida Loca is going to come up again on Ebay and I really like to have a back up to her palettes. Should of bought Mi Vida Loca when it went onsale here a long time ago...ugh...*kicks self* 
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with your assessment of the Siren, Lari. It's a more wearable version of brights if that makes any sense. The texture is superb. I need to take it out of it's bl... see post
ilovemakeup125
how to do an easy smokey eye
I would really like to know how to do a simple smokey eye look. I have tried multiple times but i cant seem to get it. Is there any advice or tips you can give me??
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ilovemakeup, For the simplest smokey eye look, all you need is one shadow, an eyeliner & mascara.  The shadow can be glittery for a more festive look, or a satin f... see post
AimeeD40
Fall Lipstick Help
I am looking for a new fall lipstick. I am trying to decide between Venom and Shame from the UD Revolution line. I already own Buxom's Menace, so I'd like a color that isn't too similar to that lipstick. I am light with pink undertones.
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AimeeD, I vote for Venom! :) -Laura see post
sdominiek
Q. Is Kat Von D being discontinued?
Is Kat Von D being discontinued? I see a lot of sale item that are making me nervous. 
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. No. Like annypoo said just specific products. see post
taylorlv
What is your all time favorite product that you would recommend to anyone?
BrennaBombshell
HALL OF FAMER BrennaBombshell / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Maracuja oil! This stuff has turned my skin around completely. From being oily in some places and dry as the desert in others, to having normal, calm skin in just under ... see post
Londonlover101
Birthday freebies! + I missed y'all!
Good morning my dolls! Gosh, the fact that it has been about three months since ive talked to y'all makes me so sad  I will be on more often though so Yay!, Sadly many of my beauty sisters have moved onto another website which just my opinion, is not as fun as it is here. There are many new faces, and im excited to get to know y'all by talking about makeup, health, daily activities and whatever is on your minds! Just to introduce myself to those who I have not met, my user is londonlover101 (old username from 4 years ago) And my name is Skye <3   Anyway to get to the point of the other topic, my birthday is in three days, YAY!!!!  Im going to go to the mall with one of my best friends and we are going to shop to our hearts content, although in case you dont know me I am one savvy gal. On the hunt for B-day freebies, good sales/bargains and other coupons. I have signed up for everything, literally EVERYTHING, and have found a few deals that peaked my interest   Starbucks:  Enjoy a free handcrafted beverage of your choice on your birthday with your starbucks reward card or mobile app. (Not yet found a way to print out the reward card, and the mobile app is out for me since my phone broke)   Aveda:   Okay my little sugarsnaps, when I stumbled across this offer I was freaking out (In a good way) I had just remembered that there was an Aveda in my mall (Thank gosh we live in Florida, we have the 5 or 10th biggest mall in the world, I think) So I just did a little research, not expecting to find much considering many other companies only offered lame 20% off coupons and " If you spend 50$ you receive two ounces of shampoo!" How exciting! Not. So On the Aveda Birthday program signup apparently when you sign up with your email, address, and birthday you are sent a postcard for a coupon for a customized pure-fume or shampoo. So far I believe you do not need to purchase anything to receive this offer. If I have to spend 25$ to get this, I will just give the coupon to someone else considering I don't even go in there often. But one little problem, I singed up only a few days ago and the postcard is supposed to be mailed 28 days within your birthday,so I will probably talk to a representative and ask for an email instead.   Sephora:    When signed up with the beauty insider program you are able to receive a free gift (already chosen, this year I really dont like it, the makeup for ever one) Within 28 days before or after your birthday which I really like.   Ulta:  Still need to figure this one out but ad far as  I now its a full-size calvin klein one mascara (worth 18$) no purchase required.   Journeys:  Sign up for the birthday club (they also have a kids birthday club for the younger ones) and you will recieve a coupon for 15% off your next purchase. BUT you have to wait 6-8 weeks to recieve your birthday card, AGH!! (just signed up moments ago, when I found it)   This is all I can find for now but I wil post updates, post your findings and I would love to hear about you too, lets get to know each other dolls!   Wild and love, Skye <3      
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Londonlover101
HALL OF FAMER Londonlover101 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
poo indeed! But still, thanks for letting me know :D <3 see post
gogreyhound
Fresh Sugar Ruby Swatch?
Has anyone gotten the newest color and swatched it? What are your thoughts? I have it in my basket, waiting to pull the trigger...
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kalex
HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Mine is being delivered today!  UPS usually gets to my house after 3 so I'll put up some swatches this evening if someone else doesn't beat me to it. :)   see post
Shrewdle
Master Class III Palette from Smashbox
Has anyone gotten the Smashbox Master Class III Palette? I've been eyeing this one up, but I have to wait a few months to get it since I've already spent over my budget for the time-being! ;-)   I found some closeup photos of it and swatches of it online via cosmeticblur blog, and all the colors look so absolutely amazing!    Does anyone know if this is in the permanent line or is it limited edition? If it's limited edition will it still be here in a few months? I just can't stop looking at all the colors and really don't want to miss out on this one! *drool*  
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msperfect
BEAUTY BOSS msperfect / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Does anyone believe that III is better than II? see post
HookedOnBeauty2
Is it bad to switch up skincare products often?
I often read that you have to use a product for X amount of days/weeks before you will start to notice a difference. Makes sense to me but I have tons of different brands mostly deluxe samples received as GWP, skin care sets or promo codes.   My routine is wash with Clarisonic, then apply toner, serum, eye cream, moisturizer and argan or maracuja oil (at night). My skin is normal for the most part with some dryness occasionally. When I shop for products I go for ones for dry skin and anti aging.   So is it bad that I use different brands every couple of days? What I mean by bad is.....is it a waste of product/time since Im not using it continuously like the instructions usually say to see results?   Hope this makes sense
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laura819
BEAUTY BOSS laura819 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
What I try to do, whether it is a foil or deluxe sample, is use the foil or deluxe sample for maybe a week (or less obviously if it runs out) and then go back to my regu... see post
ZoeRein
Can I use VITA LIBERATA for body on my face instead of purchasing two separate sprays?
jwilk241
BEAUTY BOSS jwilk241 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I did this a week ago and it turned out fine. I didn't add any new product to my mitt and just used what was left on there from my body application. I didn't press too h... see post
AmyC
Ulta still has the Tarte Kiss and Makeup lipstick set!!!
Was almost ready to pay CRAZY Ebay prices and did a a quick google search and was able to see Ulta still had them as Sephora and Tarte have been sold out of them for a long time!! Just in case anyone didn't know like me!!
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heartsmyface
Would you consider this palette hoarding?
I was at a friends last night and we ended up watching episode after episode of hoarders which was shocking and frightening at the same time.  Today I read a comment asking to see my makeup collection so I pulled out my palettes out of their respective drawers for a photo and realized I have more than I thought. Also I realized how anxious I was about my hubby coming up and seeing how many I own. needless to say, they went back very quickly!  I'm wondering if this is too many or if I'm just sitting pretty. I do use them all save for the nars ones.  how many palettes do you own? do you use them all?   
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Sonny4President
BEAUTY WHIZ Sonny4President / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
So jealous of your collection! But for me personally, I wouldn't want to buy more than 4 (MAX) palettes, most palettes have a suggested expiration date of 12-16 month, f... see post
auggiemom
traveling this late summer/fall - what to bring?
We are going to Barcelona and Paris and Provence. Don't want to be loaded down with product. Dry/krepey eyes, 58 years old. What should I bring? I use everything- cleanser, serum, moisture with spf, light powder, concealer, liner, shadow, mascara, lipstick/gloss. Any eye shadow that's powder doesn't seem to work. Love the smaller, all in one kits yet they mostly feather pearly, sparkle shades that don't work. Fair skin, green eyes. HELP!
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Sonny4President
BEAUTY WHIZ Sonny4President / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Bring an umbrella and a wide brimmed hat! Maybe even sunglasses... fashionable, and skin protective! see post
End0ra
A Hack for the new Benefit They're Real eyeliner
So I see that a lot of folks are not liking this new eyeliner, mainly because the formula is so dry that it doesn't go on smoothly.  I tried this little trick this morning and it improved things greatly.   The trick is gentle heat.  You could probably just give the pen a little blast with a hairdryer, but mine wasn't handy so this is what I did.   Make sure lid is screwed on nice and tight Place pen tip side down in a mug of hot tap water for about a minute Prep the tip by wiping it clean with a tissue dipped in the hot water and cleaning off any old product Twist and do a couple of test swipes on the back of your hand Ready to go It improves performance quite a bit, as the indirect heat softens the formula just enough.  The downside to it is that it can be a little wasteful, as the heat will push out more product than you probably want.  But I figure it's not as wasteful as having a $25 eyeliner sitting there that's impossible to use AMIRITE?  
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nathaliew
BEAUTY GURU nathaliew / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
That's just too much work! You shouldn't need to learn how to make a product work for you when it's this expensive. Thanks for a great tip though. I agree with you Endor... see post
BeckiLyn
Make Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer HELP!
I need help! I went in to a Sephora store and was matched up to the Make Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer in Dark Beige #12. It looked great inside the store but in natural light, it still seems a bit dark. I am using it to cover a small tattoo on my arm. The color is very close, but it makes my arm look like I have a bruise on it. I would like to order it in a shade lighter, but I am not sure if I should go with Golden Beige #10, or Beige #8. Will the golden beige #10 be too yellowish? Will the beige #8 be too light?  Suggestions?
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SirensSong
BEAUTY PRO SirensSong / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
This is somewhat off topic but just wanted to let you know, if you are planning on using this concealer on your face (It's good and I recommend it btw), do NOT put it un... see post
bcteagirl
New upcoming Hello Kitty Set- 40th anniversary coming to Sephora in September
  I have been haunting the HK section, hoping a few leftovers may turn up (Other than the two that are always there). Look what I found! Already signed up to be notified.   Looking forward to seeing this collection, and I hope they have a launch party for Rouge!
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SirensSong
BEAUTY PRO SirensSong / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I MUST HAVE THIS <3333 see post
SirensSong
Summer 2014 Traveling Box?
Is anyone interested in starting a new box, or know of a current thread with open spots? I've been wanting to get in on one of these ^_^
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