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I  somehow got on sephora's Canadian site!  I have been trying for two hours to switch back to the USA site!  Oh, I've  hit the little flag several times even tho it shows USA.  AND I  cleared the cache.  PLEASE HELP ME FIGURE THIS OUT BEFORE I LOSE MY MIND!
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Hauls
It hit me a few days ago that Black Friday 2014 would be here soon!!! I happen to just love love love Black Friday shopping.   I am not a morning person, a total night owl actually, so I've enjoyed that the last couple of years there have been more stores opening late on Thursday. (I don't support folks having to work on Thanksgiving just so I can shop but I won't wake up at 3 am to be at a store for a 4 am opening - I'd rather just stay up and hit a midnight opening - just a personal preference).   Last year Sephora branded their Black Friday deals as "Dealtopia". As in years past, they had some amazing $10 deals. Some were online only and some were available both in store and on-line. On-line, we were limited to two items of each deal, but many of us made multiple orders. In-store, some locations held to the two item limit of each deal, and some didn't and they let you buy more. What is always the great mystery for on-line shopping is the exact time that the deals will go live. I want to say that it was midnight EST time. Last year, the online shopping was a bit of a nightmare. Anyone remember entering the "queue" where you were advised not to hit the back-button, or refresh, else you'd lose your place in line? With some patience, many of us were able to find our desired deals.   My local store opened at midnight and when I got there at about 11:45, I was about the 15th person in line. There was only one "aggressive" shopper, who was behind me, but went kinda crazy when the doors opened. She knew what she wanted and by gosh, she wasn't afraid to nudge you out of the way to get there! Other than that, it was crazy busy but nothing horrible. They had many of the deals sitting on the main front display, but they also had some employees who had rolling carts with some of the items. Finding that "one" item you just had to have was tricky if it wasn't on the main display.   To get an idea of what the deals were in 2013, I recommend googling "Musings of a Muse Black Friday 2013" to see the great details she posted including great pictures. Captured below is the list of deals from 2013, as found on The Musings of a Muse site.   In addition, I just took a photo of the ones I bought last year that I still haven't used or given away. I think my favorite $10 item was the Josie Maran set, which included her Bare Naked Nail Wipes (20 count) and a 1 oz. Whipped Argan Oil Hand Cream in Vanilla Apricot. I think the "hot" item was the Philosophy Purity wash. What was your favorite?   Note that Sephora did most of their Black Friday advertising using Pinterest and Facebook. I do not remember how many days before Black Friday they posted what the deals would be. Do any of you remember?   All I know is that I am really excited for 2014!!! Anyone else have some tips/lessons learned from 2013?   2013 List   Lorac Fan Favorite Duo Wei Pore Purifying & Brightening Collection Philosophy Limited Edition Purity Made Simple 12oz Tocca Florence Travel Fragrance Duo Bite Lush Lip Trio Sephora Collection Sparklers Brush Set Clean Fragrance Trio Bliss Soapy Suds Body Wash and Bubble Bath (16 oz Lemon Sage, Vanilla Bergamot, Red Orange and White Pepper, or Grapefruit and Aloe) Too Faced Better Than Sex Amazing Eyes Set (Too Faced Eyeliner and Better Than Sex Mascara) Stila Artful Eye Collector’s Edition Vol. 1 Stila Artful Eye Collector’s Palette Vol. 2 Stila Artful Eye Collector’s Palette Vol. 3 Stila Collage of Color Lip & Cheek Palette Tokyomilk Takeout Kate Somerville Dermal Quench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment (0.50 oz) Josie Maran Argan Hand Healers Set Vita Liberata Rich Face + Mini Mitt Duo Living Proof Gift Set (1 oz Full Conditioner, Full Shampoo, Prime Style Extender, and 0.5 oz Full Thickening Cream) Formula X Asap Real Nail Lacquer Duo Pack Ole Henriksen Clean Sweep Duo (frican Red Tea Foaming Cleanser and Truth To Go Cleansing Wipes) Boscia Pore Perfection Set (1oz Black Mask, 1 Pore Strip) The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Set Smashbox Heat Wave Lip Gloss Set Buxom Full On Lipstick in Havana Alterna Caviar Moisture Trio Buxom Curtain Call Set Nails Inc Crystaltastic Nails Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant Vanilla Grapefruit Mini Bare Minerals Enchanting Eyes Tarte Little Miracles Best Selling Essentials    
Hair
I'm looking for a hair gel that can give me slicked back boyish hair, kind of how you see during fashion week. It cannot flake. I don't care about the cost, or if its meant for men.   I've tried to google, but haven't found what I am looking for   Please help!   Thanks!
Eyes
So I am just curious to here some opinions and preferences 1) How do you feel about wearing false lashes regularly or are you more of a wearer only for special events?  2) What are your lash preferences? 3) Any primer suggestions? I am happy with my lashes but I'm looking to try new things feel free to answer what questions you want or add your own
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Hauls
i just recieved my Target beauty box, I think it was free with $7 shipping.  All in all, definitely worth the cost. Elnett extra hold hairspray...good for purse Fekkai dry shampoo...always can use, we'll see if it's better than my Batiste Laniege BB cream....been wanting to dry NYX eye pencil in Milk...already have Loreal color riche lipstick...seems like a lip gloss, we'll see if I like it coupon for $3 off of $15...easily done.   i also got the Walmart beauty box, free with $5.  I like them both for different reason.  You can see the pics along with others in the Walmart beauty box thread.      
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Eyes
I searched BT and haven't been able to find a post for the new IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Matte Palette, so my apologies if this is a duplicate.   I saw it in person today and had to have all of the gorgeous cool-toned matte colors!!!!     And here is a pic that compares the new palette with the original:   Anyone else grab this palette yet? I am so excited to use it!!
Antiaging
I wish I had paid attention to my neck earlier in the game, but now I'm making up for lost time. I've always taken great care of my face, and I'm happy to say, that at age 59, it has paid off. But my neck is showing my age and I'd really like to do something about that!   Short of surgery (not an option), I've been using my nighttime heavy duty moisturizers on my neck am and pm, but I'm wondering if it's time to invest in a neck cream. Do they really make a difference? How are they different from face creams? My neck is showing some redness and some horizontal creasing (hope that makes sense) so I'd really like to find a cream that would reduce the redness and help firm up the area a bit.   Has anyone used neck creams that have helped them? Expensive or drugstore, I'm open to suggestions! Thanks!!
Stores & Services
Hi everyone I'm heading over to NYC in November and have a huge list of things I want to buy from Sephora! Can anyone tell me which is the largest / best store to head to?    Thanks
Acne
Have you need to a beauty event before?  If so where?   Did you like it? Would you go again? Thanks Susan
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Face
In case anyone was wondering about the packaging on this, here are some photos with my Naked2 palette for comparison. It's needlessly big, so I am going to try to depot them into an old Trish McEvoy magnetic folder, which is about 1/5 the size. If it goes well I'll post the process photos for anyone who is thinking of doing the same thing.
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Makeup
Recently I was purging my collection when I came across these two items. They're the ones that have made it through all of my purges no matter how ruthless. Why? Because they have sentimental value.   The Lancôme Color Design Artist Palette (2007-2008) was the first "high end" palette I ever bought and playing with it is really what got me into high end makeup. I also had a ridiculous amount of fun while wearing this palette and discovered both the purple and the navy smokey eye as my signature night time "go-to" look.   The L'Oréal Laetitia Casta "look" combo (2007) is what really got me into thinking about "looks" and how everything goes together.   What sentimental makeup items are you guys hanging on to?
Acne
I'm looking for a facial spray I can use after applying makeup to look more glowy, or after nightly cleansing/ skin perk me  up. I've used MAC fix plus in the past. I have a Clinique moisture spray right now. I'm oily and slightly acne prone. Suggestions on what I could try? Thanks!
Ask The Experts
Hey guys! I've gone in to Sephora multiple times to get colour matched, but every time I go, they match me with a colour that makes me look orange. I'm not sure if it's the lighting in the stores, or if my skin is a stranger colour(?). I have yellow undertones (I believe), and I am Korean. I'm not sure what colour to use in any brand because they never match. I'm a lot tanner than Koreans usually are, but since it's nearing winter, I'm getting paler again and I don't know what colour to get in foundation and concealer. Help?
Combo / Normal
What is the best face cleanser for combination skin? I am 47 and have sensitive skin and prefer something that you use with water and rinse off. I used to love Claudalie face wash, but they changed their formula (maybe added olive oil or something) and the new formula was awful.
Ask The Experts
Hi, I need to help with matching the right shade to my skin tone and as I live in the UK I can't go into a store. I'm NC25 in MAC. I want to purchase the; TARTE Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation  KAT VON D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation.   Please Help! Thank you 
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I posted a question about this problem before. My makeup hasn't been setting on my skin lately. At first it was only a problem on my nose, and it would look dry and blotchy. Since then, I have noticed under my eye/cheek region has been very blotchy looking as well. I moisturize my skin every morning and night with a Cetaphil moisturizer. I've tried using Urban Decay's Complexion Primer Potion and I've used many different brand foundations to try to find the problem. Nothing has really changed. I went to a local Sephora and talked to a skin expert about the problem. She gave me a sample of Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate & Perricone's Blue Plasma. Neither of those seemed to work. My makeup just looks patchy and splotchy on my face. Since getting older, I have found myself to have drier skin. I have never had this problem before and have been able to use any foundations or primers without any problem. Has anyone had this problem or have a suggestion to the next step I should take in treating this problem? 
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Ask The Experts
  Hey guys! So I have a lipstick that I bought 2 months ago. I have only used it about 4 or 5 times since I purchased it but today I went to use it and the lipstick was mushed up inside the cap. I am very sad about this and I was wondering if there is a way I could exchange for a new on, I'd hate to have wasted my money on this): helppp!!!!
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Ask The Experts
Hi,  I'm in search for the perfect red lipstick (not a stain) I have blonde hair and brown eyes, light/medium skin tone. I've tried some and nothing stood out to me, possibly too bright? Any suggestions?
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my shade in georgio armani is 6.25 my question is what shade color would suit me best in dior fouundation and also i have dark under eye circles whats the best number in makeup forever full coverage concelear to conceal under eye dark circles??
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Makeup
I first learned about this from Wayne Goss' FB page so I had to search for it. He said it will be available in Selfridges UK (GBP 180) on Nov 1. Does anyone have more info for US? So far I only found this pic from the Fashion North blog:
BeautyTalk Feedback
Wouldn't it be nice if we actually got something free instead of having to purchase something to get something free? Dear Sephora, please consider contests where the winners just get free stuff. Thank you.
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Makeup
I know the Best Bite Remix set is available now.  But I was hoping they would put out a larger set - like they did last year.  I bought this set last year and love it.  Anyone know if they are doing something similar this year?      
Face
I wear Kat Von D foundation in 56 and I want to pick up Make Up For Ever's full cover concealer but I'm not sure which color would match my skin best. Any suggestions?
Ask The Experts
I need advice for eye makeup now that I'm in my mid-50s.  My  eyelids are crepey and droopy.  I also have very small, downturned eyes.  My coloring is starting to washout, and my old, reliable makeup colors and looks are not working any more.  I have dark blonde hair with copper-ish lowlights.  I have a good skincare regimen, what I need is recommendations for colors/products for eye make up.  What colors?  What kind of eyeliner (if any) is best on my crepey, small lids?
Face
Has the names of the sephora microsmooth baked foundation changed? Because I cannot find the colour 'Deep 56'
Face
I did an extensive search last night looking through every MUFE color(until my eyes hurt!) after seeing this beautiful blush in a how to, but could not find it in any search feature.  I then realized the how to video was from 2011!  I'm assuming it's discontinued?  Couldn't find it on MUFE's site either.   MUFE N.26 Fuschia-Matte finish. Thoughts?  Tx so much!    
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I have very fine, colored, and damaged hair.  I have been trying to find right products for hair.  I need cleanse, sulfrate free and volume for my hair.  Any suggestions?     Thanks!