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Annabeauty15
Rant: UGH why does the hourglass blush palette have to be VIB rouge first??
Why can't they just get a discount on the product and have it available for everyone??! Its ridiculous. I was really looking forward to it and I received an email today saying that it is in stock so I click on it and it says YOU MUST BE A VIB ROUGE. Im a VIB (although online it says I'm not... seriously can someone explain to me why the lady at sephora gave me the VIB card when it says I'm not one online?) anyways i thought to share this in case any non vib rouges were gonna get it. I think its available for the general public october 1
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Blackwhiskey
HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Other than getting free shipping I don't feel like a rouge anyway, lol. Gladly, all the things that come out first for rouge never appeal to me. I used to get fast shipp... see post
trishalyn
Much awaited Vice 3 and Vice LTD available for Rouge members!
They are now available for purchase for rouge members.  I didn't know they would come up with 2 different palettes and it took me completely by surprise. my wallet was not prepared for this! I am so weak to my Vices.   If you could get only one vice palette this year, which one would you choose?
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friedrice
BEAUTY GURU friedrice / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I'm in PA too, the delivery is super fast. I ordered Tues and it arrived Thurs. I used to live in South FL and it takes a week before my order arrives. see post
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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Blackwhiskey
HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yeah I get you.. maybe you should tell them to set up appointments? Having things organized would certainly help out a lot, not saying you don't but it'd just make thing... see post
Blackwhiskey
Can you commit?
I thought this would be an interesting challenge as well as difficult, but also help you discover creative ways and/or using up something you feel guilty of buying but never using.  I'm a bit of an impulse buyer when it comes to eyeshadows. I have several palettes but I usuall end up just using the same one or switch it up with another commonly used in my collection and I thought that should stop. Recently I've been good about rotating palettes but it still doesn't get much use that makes me happy I bought it.  At first I thought "a month should do it" but I know not even I would be able to keep that promise.    The challenge is this. To pick a product that you haven't really got much use out of, and use it for an entire week. So an example would be "I haven't used much of the Kat von D sinner palette so I'll use it for a week now."  Here's a loophole to this. You pick  your item but you can still use other shadows from other things, the point is that the item you've picked has to be in your daily look.    It doesn't have to be palettes or singles only as long as you pick the item and stick to it for a whole week. That way we won't feel so guilty about not using it so much.    The item that I will be picking will be the Kat von D Monarch palette. I use it every once in a while but I haven't for 7 consecutive days.    So starting this Sunday, that palette will be part of my every day routine until Saturday.    Summary: It doesn't have to be a palette, it can be a single eyeshadow. It doesn't have to be eye shadow, it can be a lippie, blush, or mascara. *edited to add foundation to the list*  Yes, you can mix it with other products but this will be the item you won't leave behind in your daily routine for the 7 consecutive days.    You don't have to post a picture of yourself if you don't want to, but if you want to take a picture of your item of choice, you can, and if you want. All you have to say to yourself is I can commit, I can accept, and I succeeded!   
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kellsmuneoka
HALL OF FAMER kellsmuneoka / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Okay...I loved my Laura Mercier Artist Palette 2013 when I got it and used it religiously for 2 weeks, but then I forgot about it. I'm actually going to start tomorrow b... see post
AmyC
So who else is waiting on holiday sets already?
Wondering what new palettes Kat Von D will have, as well as what's to come from Tarte and UD!!! Who else is with me and what are you excited for? Can we expect these the end of this month?
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY PRO ballerinagrl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thanks so much for the swatches! These shades will really suit a couple of my daughter's, so I've added to the pre-order Christmas list :) see post
fluffymuha
Inspirational Makeup looks!
Whenever I watch fashion shows, I would watch them for the makeup more so than the clothes (which are fantastic in any case!). I thought it'd be fun to start a thread of favourite inspirational makeup photos   Here are a few of mine from the latest NYFW SS15.  
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BrideSona
BEAUTY PRO BrideSona / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
If you had an entire team of people there to keep your skin good then you'd look just as good as them if not better. They have a whole army of people who's jobs are to m... see post
bratknits
Spectacular September Hauls
This hasn't been started yet so I'll give it a go.  Today is the last day that SiJCP has an extra 25% off clearance so I stopped in to poke around before I start up the smoker for tonight.  I grabbed all these goodies for $30.  
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jenpred
HALL OF FAMER jenpred / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Vice 3!!!!! And Ole Henriksen is quickly becoming my new favorite skin care brand! This walnut scrub smells sooo good, and made my skin feel so soft (and it's really gen... see post
notcreative
Deals too good to pass Up!
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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StephaniLynn
BEAUTY BOSS StephaniLynn / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Ulta might be having the same problem with the emials that sephoras having. I don't get emails all the time from sephora. I dont always get emails from Ulta either. see post
etscore1
What would you consider to be your iconic look?
When you picture yourself at your best, what do you look like and what would your process be to create that look?    Can include anything and everything from skin care, shower products, make-up, hair products, clothing, shoes, accessories, whatever you think of when you picture yourself at your happiest, most beautiful/handsome, confident.    What do you you use to create the best version of you? 
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trishalyn
BEAUTY BOSS trishalyn / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I feel my best  when... I curl my usually pancake flat hair. Wear my skinny jeans or short shorts and boyfriend plaid shirts. High heels and wedges. a friend once ask... see post
HookedOnBeauty2
4 New Sephora Favorties! Skincare Sets
Hello Beauties. Looks like there are 4 new Sephora Favorites skincare sets. Cleanse, Oils, Masks, and a variety one. Im sure most of us have these products but they look like nice gifts    
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sourpanda
BEAUTY BOSS sourpanda / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Oh my gosh!! That little teeny Jurlique Rose Mist is adorable!!! Why did I have to see this :/ see post
lew132
The sample challenge
I was tossing a few samples into my sample stash bag, and realized a) I have a sample hoarding problem and b) I have no clue what I've got in there.  So Going along with blackwhiskey's makeup challenge, I'm proposing the September Sample Challenge.  For the last 10 days of September, use at least 5 samples from your stash, then give us your mini review. Did you like it? Would you purchase it? Etc.      so.....who's up for another challenge? 
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BrideSona
BEAUTY PRO BrideSona / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Oh that is such a good idea! Enough to fill a travel jar! Or at least enough to use for 5 days consistently so you can truly see how it works with your body/face/hair. see post
etscore1
Non-contouring bronzer placement
I'm going to lose my mind the more and more I read, hear and learn about bronzer!   I just bought Chanel Les Beiges and am NOT looking to use it for contouring, but rather to give a little bit of warmth to my light, neutral-if-not-ever-so-slightly-cool undertoned face. I got it in shade 30, which is very similar to my natural skin color, but warmer and a couple very minor shades darker. It doesn't help that I tend to get pink/burn in the sun, so that is the color that I'm accustomed to seeing on the top of my nose, temples, etc. that I am now hoping to replace with bronzer.    The last piece of advice I received from an SA I trust at Sephora said to go out into the sun, and wherever you feel the sun hit your face would be where bronzer should be applied. But that also seems like where I already apply blush and/or highlighter. Which has led me to create this thread, trying to figure out how to use them together.    Would love some insight or direction to a good diagram on how to use blush/bronzer (not as a contour)/highlighter together. Because what the SA said makes total sense to me, but there isn't enough room on my face for everything!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'll use both to take multiple calls/inquiries haha! see post
HookedOnBeauty2
More Sephora Favorites available!!!!!!
Do I need these.....NO...will I get them.....Probably
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angelicad
BEAUTY MAVEN angelicad / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The Too Faced Melted Lipstick is melted fuchsia. I just received my set today.    see post
ydnam
Best things to buy under $10
Looking for a product to get me to my free shipping   what are the best low priced items?
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ydnam
BEAUTY BUFF ydnam / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Which flavors do you like? see post
meganlisa
Nars Audacious Lipstick up on Sephora
29 colors…all in stock….
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just ordered anita & barbara , will post pics next week. I figure i will get them 2 at a time instead of overindulging. then i can at least swatch as i go in sephora see post
Poisonivy9
Consumers Choice...
Ok, so I have seen people comment in various threads about items they would like to see coming out for the Holidays.  That gave me an idea, and after  trying a couple of searches and coming up with nothing, I decided to pose these questions to everyone on Beauty Talk:  If you could create your own Sephora Favorites set, what would it be?  Or, if you were asked to create the next amazing palette, what brand(s) would you use and what would be in it?  These are just starting points, but lets all get creative!  If it were up to us, the consumers, what awesome things could be created to get everyone excited?   I will start things off!  If I could create a palette for Hourglass, it would be a large palette (but not TOO large) that has all of the Ambient powders and all of the Ambient blushes.  They would be smaller in size, but a great way to try them all and play around!  Or could make 2, each with all the Ambient powders then add blushes for warm skin tones in one palette with blushes for cool skin tones in the other.   What are your ideas?
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Poisonivy9
BEAUTY SAVANT Poisonivy9 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Ok, if they ever make something like this, I definitely want it!  I love Dior! see post
notcreative
Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel
My love for Sephora continues. I was sent a comped, brand new, full sized Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel (launching 08-26-14) to review. I will use it for the first time tonight, so check back to this post if the product interests you.    
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I did my fifth treatment last night.  My glow lasted about 4-5 days again, so I am guessing that is the norm with these.  My breakout is looking better.  It was really s... 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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sweetieeee
BEAUTY MASTER sweetieeee / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Missed out/: calling to anyone who happens to have an extra Ladybird palette? ((: so kindly. Even if this post becomes a month or so old i will be waiting still xD than... see post
candacebt
Sephora Show & Tell - Mani Friday: Formula X Brushed Metallics

What are you rockin' on your tips this weekend? Show and Tell! 

 

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lilahtov
I miss you guys...
I don't know if I should really categorize this as a "confession" but I used to procrastinate by spending every "free" minute I had on this hur website!    If any of you guys remember me...hi there! I keep trying to come back and post more often, but real life gets in the way. Stupid double major, haha. Just wanted to pop in and say I miss you guys, and BT, even though I stand firm in my opinion that it's gone way downhill since this time last year.   With the Hourglass Blush Palette release live for VIB Rouges, I thought it was time for a lil renaissance. I wish I had some fun look to post or something!
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redwagon44
HALL OF FAMER redwagon44 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Congrats on the effort for the double major!! That is some challenging stuff!  see post
ChicDabbler
LUV TB: Lost Unicorn for VIBRouge Traveling Box
--closed-- Box of awesome high end items and unicorns, show me yours and I'll show you mine, lol. While I’m not “ancient”, I’ve been on BeautyTalk WAY longer than I ever expected and have made some very good friends….as well as been enabled into getting WAY more makeup, lol. It is getting a bit overwhelming and as much as I like pretty things, my style is more minimalist, so I don’t reaaally need 6 or 7 jars of Guerlain meteorites etc. To help revamp/reorganize my stash as well as having some fun with the awesome friends I’ve made, I’m doing the LUV TB.    It contains lots of makeup that I love but never use, altho I couldn’t bear to part with any perfumes or majority of the skincare, so you ladies will have to make up for it along the way. Keep it classy, with high end and preferably new or lightly used things. No drugstores. Since it’s got tons of expensive items, I asked people I trust who are interested, so the box is closed. If it goes well, I may do another one next year when I've accumulated enough treasures. =P   Expand below to see the rules, taken from the awesome roxystar4 and slightly simplified:   Spoiler (Highlight to read) * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills. Donts’s ■ DON'T keep the box for more than two days. Keep it moving! If you are traveling or a special circumstance comes up, we can work to rearrange things ■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. New or lightly used only ■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB. ■ DON'T swatch items from the box.  ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value. Do’s ♥ High-end and unicorn items only. Keep it classy ♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not. ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully!  ♥ Post pictures of what you are taking out and putting in.   Allowed: ☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items ☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!) ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!) Not allowed: ☆Pre-made samples ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands  ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items ☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!) If you cannot take photos, Do Not Sign Up, please *******PUT BETTER OR EQUAL PRICED ITEMS IN FOR WHAT YOU TAKE OUT TO KEEP UP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BOX*********   Also, please pick up a large priority box at the post office prior to receiving the box. This is so we can streamline things (get the box to everyone faster in case the box breaks or there's a spill). -send your address to the person above you -post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in BEFORE you send the box on. * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills.Donts’s■ DON'T keep the box for more than two days. Keep it moving! If you are traveling or a special circumstance comes up, we can work to rearrange things■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. New or lightly used only■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB.■ DON'T swatch items from the box. ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value.Do’s♥ High-end and unicorn items only. Keep it classy♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not.♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM.♥ Package things carefully! ♥ Post pictures of what you are taking out and putting in. Allowed:☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!)☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)Not allowed:☆Pre-made samples☆ NO used/swatched lip wands ☆Heavily used items☆ Drugstore items☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)If you cannot take photos, Do Not Sign Up, please *******PUT BETTER OR EQUAL PRICED ITEMS IN FOR WHAT YOU TAKE OUT TO KEEP UP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BOX********* Also, please pick up a large priority box at the post office prior to receiving the box. This is so we can streamline things (get the box to everyone faster in case the box breaks or there's a spill).-send your address to the person above you-post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in BEFORE you send the box on.   Positions are flexible as long as you let me know a couple days beforehand. Right now here's the list: ChicDabbler ghkim katief241981 rikkie AznAngelLiz Missie772 beethousand WendyOMGWar DesertRose0706 Britlee303 anb0906 jellybean917 wingatprsct BeautyJunkie325 mlmac LindenAnn kalex thesupergirl RJAMLT KITKAT2383 It's my first box, so I'm capping it at 20. Wait list: - Sparklekai - myxducky - Oklady2013   That's all, have fun ladies! XD
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myxducky
HALL OF FAMER myxducky / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
omg. I can't even. i can't believe all the pretty things you are kicking out of your house.   For future reference, you do need backups, they will just live with me in... see post
etscore1
NUDE Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash
Recently I received a PM from Sephora thanking me for my participation on BT and offering to send me a free full sized gift. Today I received a full size NUDE Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash.  http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?k eyword=nude%20brightening%20fizzy&skuId=1629286&pr ...   The back says: This effervescent powder wash brightens skin for a glowing complexion with multiple sources of Vitamin C. Powerful enzymes work together with all-natural rose hip and vanilla seeds for skin-clearing exfoliation, eliminating dull skin and impurities. With omega-rich acai berry, Inca gold and virgin coconut oils, this treatment exfoliator smooths and softens while refining skin.    Super pumped to try it tonight!
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bratknits
HALL OF FAMER bratknits / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nope, just a good nose.  The two things that make funnel cake batter smell like it does when it cooks are in the wash ingredients.   Vanilla Planifola - vanilla and Sodi... see post
TCarnegie
The Non Joys of Pregnancy.
   Its such a blessing to see that positive symbol on your test when you've been trying to conceive.  For weeks you glow - mostly due to "morning" (All-day) sickness.     Now with the lovely changes my skins seems to have jumped back to the land of a teenager. SPOTS everywhere. On my chest and face and gosh does it make you feel un attractive.    I had terrible acne in high school and happily in my early twenties this calmed down.   I tried using clean and clear which seemed to aggravate the situation to a while new level.   I don't enjoy caking on makeup but lately it helps me just get out the door - - Any suggestions on getting my skin back to some normality?
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jcmb
BEAUTY GURU jcmb / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
LariTheLoud gives great advice. While I did not have acne problems during my pregnancy, I still had to change my regime to pregnancy-safe items (one thing was to ditch m... see post
gingaaa
New Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash
Zadidoll just posted this find from Urban Decay's website and I have to say I'm smitten.  $39 and not yet for sale on their website, but I'm sure it will be available soon.  Assuming it will also be available on Sephora at some point?    The set contains six deluxe minis with three new shades, Ladyflower (bright rose-pink), Crush and Illicit (sheer baby pink) and three bestsellers Gash, Liar and F-Bomb.  Also included is a full-size 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone.   What do you think?             
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spacesuit
HALL OF FAMER spacesuit / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ladyflower is so pretty! Thank you for swatching these :) see post
kelly101
Pea size amount
Does anyone else struggle with using only "a pea size" amount of serums, moisturizers, retinol, etc?  Whenever I try to use this elusive amount it never feels like it's enough to cover one cheek let alone my entire face! Maybe my face is just larger than average lol? 
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doriangray
BEAUTY GURU doriangray / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Don't struggle, it's a guideline or maybe just marketing speak.  If you find you need more or less of something for your face or hair, just go with that and be happy, do... see post
newhope
Homemade Toners?
I've been reading up a lot about toners and DIY cucumber / green tea toners.   I just wanted to hear some personal reviews if anyone's tried it/what they think/ effectiveness.   They sound really nice to be. It's all natural/cheap. It does go bad after a few days so I read that refrigerating it would not only feel refreshing on the face but last a little bit longer. But even tossing it isn't a big deal since all the ingredients are really cheap to come by.    Also if substituting a lemon for a lime would be okay? 
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newhope
BEAUTY MAVEN newhope / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
On second thought...I might just stick with purchasing toners...haha   see post
onlineuser
FOUNDATION SUGGESTIONS
Advice needed.  Looking for a makeup that has coverage but isnt heavy.  I have trouble finding a foundation (liquid) that has coverage but doesnt settle into my pores and look heavy.  Any suggestions? P.S.  I have combo skin type... oily only in the T-zone
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! Feel free to ask for samples of the two so you can wear and compare them, you can also inquire about samples for primers when you're in stores next too! ... see post
CapturedByMegD
Attention: blue eyed, blonde hair, fair skined ladies!
 What colours do you love for your eyes, blush, lips, and whatever else? Help me please! I want to do a photo shoot with your suggestions in mind.
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes! A red lip really pulls together a "living dead" look nicely and brings just enough life to the face so you don't actually look dead haha. I also love a matte burgun... see post
SirensSong
Too Faced Holiday Sets are Here
I don't know if these are new for all of you but this is the first day I see these up. Just a heads up http://www.sephora.com/melted-kisses-P390806?skuId =1640424 http://www.sephora.com/under-mistletoe-P390802?sku Id=1640440 http://www.sephora.com/beauty-wishes-sweet-kissees -P390807?skuId=1640416 http://www.sephora.com/la-belle-carousel-P390808?s kuId=1640408
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Askenjuri
BEAUTY BOSS Askenjuri / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Ooh, Beauty Wishes and Sweet Kisses looks nice.  That maybe getting put on my wish list! see post
PrettyPlatypus
Problem with liquid lipsticks
I don't know if anyone else has had this problem, but when I use liquid lipstick (mostly Too Faced Melted and OCC Lip Tars), sometimes after a short period of time there will be a lighter ring on the inner part of my lips.  It's extremely obvious and extremely unsightly.  I wish I had a picture to explain it better.  This problem mostly happens with the lighter shades of lipsticks.   Does anyone else have this problem or know of a solution?
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PrettyPlatypus
BEAUTY WHIZ PrettyPlatypus / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I looked for answers awhile back but I hear the same thing.  There are lots of people who have this problem looking for the answer, but no actual answer!  It's frustrati... see post