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nasnousa
Face powder brush
Any suggestions for great brush for applying compact face powder?  I only need light coverage.  (I don't prefer Sephora brushes because that ones I bought shed a lot).  Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.
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nasnousa
nasnousa / NEWCOMER / replied
I prefer  synthetic hair, but do not have any preferences for price range, size, shape.     Thank you. see post
louistomlinson
What's wrong with my Naked 2 palette?
okay so I bought my naked 2 palette about a week ago and i'm kinda new to eyeshadow so please don't judge me if this question is really dumb haha.  but there is something weird about the pigmentation in my palette, because some of the colours aren't as pigmented as I thought they would be. for example, verve hardly shows up even when i swatch it with my finger. however, i went to sephora and swatched their palette really lightly on verve and it was REALLY pigmented.  does it get more pigmented as you use it more because of the layers? or does it have to do with something else (like how many people touched it etc.)? or is mine just defected... this is actually really worrying so please help! 
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kenny
HALL OF FAMER kenny / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hmm, unfortunately I don't have that particular palette, so I can't say first hand how those shades are. But it's not a problem I've heard of before. If you aren't happy... see post
angelicaax
I have beauty points in store, but online it says that my account has 0. How can I fix this?
I have over 200+ points in stores but online it still says I have 0. 
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kateye7
Elizabeth and James Solid Parfume - What are the ingredients??
I just saw the new perfume which I love! How ever I am trying to avoid particular ingredients such as Petroleum. Does anyone know the ingredients? The page does not have it posted which is a bummer.
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roseps135
The day I couldn't find anything to buy at Sephora....
So I am "one lipstick" away from Rouge, and I need a lipliner anyway, so I headed to Sephora rather than going to MAC.  Then I figured if I was spending $20ish on a liner, I may as well get a lipstick.  I must have swatched every berry lipstick in the store.   And I left...with nothing... The colors were too red, too pink, too bright, too dark.   Could not find my perfect color.  I really don't have THAT much makeup that I can't find anything to buy?  I have a small stash compared to many of you.  But I have everything I need/want.  
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SamanthaKat
SamanthaKat / NEWCOMER / replied
Try one of the Kat Von D lipsticks; I recently purchased Backstage Bambi and have been loving the colour payoff as well as how long lasting it is without stripping my li... see post
SaturnKisses
ow do you apply liquid luminizer?
Brush? Finger? Sponge? I have Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer. I want a natural look. I don't want to overdue it. Thanks ladies.  Sorry for the typo *How
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dyslexia
BEAUTY WHIZ dyslexia / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
YMMV, but I dab it on lightly with ring finger just over whatever layer of concealer, foundation, BB, or tinted moisturizer I have applied and not yet blended in -- and ... see post
janetleee
Origins Rain and Shine lipstick
Origins used to make and has discontinued a line of lipstick called rain and shine.  It was sheer color and had an spf rating  of 15.  Can anyone suggest a replacement?
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GennX
Eyelash glue without formaldehyde?
Are there any eyelash glue formulas that don't have formaldehyde as one of their ingredients? I looked through to see if anyone had asked this question before, and came up empty so I'm asking it. After all, it's not exactly tempting to put the same substance they use to preserve dead animals in jars and to prepare bodies for burial so close to my currently living and in-use eyes.  I ordered a giant lot of false eyelashes and figured that the glue that came with a "starter set" that was in the lot would be fine to use....until I looked at the ingredients (why I didn't do that before ordering I couldn't tell you!)...
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solveig
NYX Flamingo eyeshadow dupe
Hello everyone   I am really hoping that the BT community will be able to help me find a dupe for NYX Flamingo. I love the shade, but unfortunately it is quite powdery (borderline chalky) which makes it hard to use. I am looking for a dupe, preferably in a form of a single eyeshadow and not a palette. Here are some swatches: I would describe it as a light pinky-mauve with a golden (almost) duochrome. It looks more golden when applied over an eyeshadow base (top picture, right-most swatch), otherwise it's pretty sheer. I've seen people comparing it to MAC Rose pigment, but Flamingo is nowhere near that pink (and I'd rather not bother with pigments tbh). Do you have any other suggestions that I should check out? Drugstore or high end, anything is fair game
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alissonnj
HELP! Extreme dry, flaky under-eye
Hi.   I have been washing my face with a new face wash that has dried out my under eyes a lot. I will stop using it by my eyes... in the mean while, the delicate skin under my eyes has begun flaking. I need to figure out a fix ASAP.    Right now I have the following: Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm C linique A ll A bout E yes ...and while they are all good products for normal hydration needs, they are not doing the job for my current situation.   In the past I have had good luck with Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream but it does contain parabens and I am trying to phase them out. I just returned the Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream because it totally irritated my skin (and may have actually been the true culprit for my current problem).    So, what are your paraben-free, extreme hydration eye cream recommendations?   TIA!! 
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alissonnj
BEAUTY BUFF alissonnj / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks so much - great advice.  see post
poemelyric
Two Great Customer Service Stories-Thanks Sephora and Nordies!
  I just had to say that I had the two best customer service experiences of my life!  One at Sephora and the other at Nordstrom's.  I went to a Sephora while visiting my father in Florida and I just had the most refreshing moment with an SA.  I was just lounging through the mall (my father was being grumpy with not finding what he wanted) so I found a Sephora (I'm not sure how many there are in Miami, LOL!  It was near Aventura I think...) and I was just walking around.  Wandering really when the nicest SA came up with me and we started chatting.  We were just goofing off (something never seen by me in a Sephora on a Saturday night) and all of a sudden she was showing me stuff that she thought I might like and stuff that are her HG.  She must have spent an hour and a half on me!  I've never felt so wanted in a Sephora before in my life.  They normally act like they want me to go away unless I'm getting a makeover.  Then they want to show me everything!  I didn't get her name (I think it was Marla) but she was truly the best.  She almost got me to buy Kat's Interstellar but no one is that good!   Then I had a kick **bleep** Nordstrom's experience!  Two within 5 days!  I had just come back from Florida on Tuesday and I didn't go online for the whole time I was with my father so I was behind on all my sales and things.  I called Norstrom's because I was coming into the store on Saturday (eh!  the Saturday before Christmas at the mall!) to pick up some stuff and I wanted to see if they were in stock.  I got the greatest stylist named Michael!  He sat there and looked through the Chanel section for the 500 items that I wanted (he kept asking me if there was anything else that I would like and I just kept coming up with things that I wanted from Chanel!).  That's when he told me about the price match on the Lord and Taylor sale that ended that night.  I was pissed because I had scheduled my 10 point day for Saturday so I told him that and he called and had my point day switched.  Made me very happy.  So I got my 10 point day and my 10% off!  But if that wasn't enough, he gave me the 10% on the Chanel items (Chanel wasn't included in Lord and Taylor's sale)!  He was about to ring me up and he asked me if there was anything else I wanted to buy and I was like "Well, i have to call back because I wanted some Dior and MAC" and he was so sweet and said that he'd grab them for me.  So I gave him a list of what I wanted (it was A LOT!) and let him go on his merry hunt for my items.  About a half hour later, he called me and said that he got most of my stuff (the only thing that they didn't have in store was the MAC lip pencil in Bespoken For and the holiday Dior eye shadow palette in Golden Shock). I told him that I figured that the Dior eye shadow would be MIA because they took it down off the website but he persisted and he found a store that still had both items and he took my information and said that they would send it to me via UPS.  He took care of me at every turn even though I'm just some lady with too much time on my hands who was just too lazy to go to the store and shop around like most people.  He put mu whole Christmas gift list together which is awesome enough but then he called me today at lunch and he wanted to know if I wanted him to gift wrap anything!  How great is that???  So when I go pick up my stuff at the store tomorrow, not only do I not have to stand there and wait to pay at 500 individual make up and fragrance counters, I have my things already have my things gift wrapped and he said he threw in a million samples.  He said every sample they had at the Jo Malone and Chanel counter.  I really need to stop shopping but when someone goes out of their way to help you like that, it just makes me want to shop more, LOL!  And the biggest shock was about an hour after I talked to him, I got my MAC and Dior order from UPS.  I wasn't charged extra for the shipping.  I placed my order at 8pm on Wednesday and received my order less than 2 days later!  Awesome!  
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sravanthi
Tarte products in sale
http://www.sephora.com/tres-chic-park-avenue-princ ess-contouring-palette-P388940?skuId=1633973 http://www.sephora.com/amazonian-clay-12-hour-blus h-P278610?skuId=1393487 http://www.sephora.com/golden-days-sultry-nights-a mazonian-clay-collector-s-shadow-palette-P385756?s ... http://www.sephora.com/amazonian-clay-eye-cheek-pa lette-P375295?skuId=1437326 http://www.sephora.com/neutraleyes-volume-ii-natur al-eye-palette-P286100?skuId=1328889 http://www.sephora.com/femme-naturale-eye-palette- P242808?skuId=1180090 http://www.sephora.com/power-couple-amazonian-clay -blush-bronzer-duo-P381710?skuId=1557354 http://www.sephora.com/strike-a-pose-limited-editi on-statement-lash-set-P381746?skuId=1554088 http://www.sephora.com/eye-opening-12-piece-eyelin er-set-P387288?skuId=1632942 http://www.sephora.com/amazonian-clay-annatto-body -bronzer-P310017?skuId=1404607 http://www.sephora.com/quintessentially-travel-chi c-shadow-palette-P388744?skuId=1653542 http://www.sephora.com/girl-meets-gloss-5-piece-ma racuja-gloss-collector-set-P377434?skuId=1498500 my fav-  http://www.sephora.com/collectors-edition-super-si ze-maracuja-oil-P384589?skuId=1577980  
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sravanthi
HALL OF FAMER sravanthi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
http://www.sephora.com/bambeautiful-amazonian-clay-eye-shadow-palette-P387306?skuId=1653591 see post
marthayork2000
I NEED OPINIONS
Should I go back to this hair? Or should choose I choose a different color combination?
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Vaashtii
BEAUTY WHIZ Vaashtii / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I like that! Versatility is great. And yeah, I'll be 35 on the 29th. see post
sravanthi
stilla palettes are back in stock in sale section
http://www.sephora.com/in-the-moment-eye-shadow-pa lette-P300604?skuId=1381235 http://www.sephora.com/in-the-light-palette-P29121 8?skuId=1346667    
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bbitori
About Dior Forever Compact
I recently purchased 'Dior skin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25' from Sephora store.  I realized the box had a sticker on its product name, and when I pulled the sticker out[out of curiosity], I see that SPF 25 is erased on the sticker.  What does this mean? Does it mean that Dior Forever Compact Flawless perfection powder is NOT SPF 25?  
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lecia1167
Stila "In the Moment Palette" in Sale section!
Hey my lovelies,   Just wanted to give a heads up about the Stila "In the Moment Palette." I bought this palette several months ago, and it is so gorgeous. Pigmented and really, really pretty. It's one of my favorites that I can I use all year long. It's the palette I'm using this week. And the colors work all year long!   http://www.sephora.com/in-the-moment-eye-shadow-pa lette-P300604?skuId=1381235
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angelic4296
Best Application Method for Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation?
So I recently purchased the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in Buff N (210).  I initially thought it was going to be too light for me (in color), but surprisingly, it blended really well.  I need advice on the best way to apply this foundation.  The first time, I didn't use a primer at all since I don't have super oily skin, but more combination, and I know some of these full coverage foundations can really stick to dry patches.  I applied it with a damp Beauty Blender.  Kept me pretty matte, but the coverage wasn't great at all.     The next time I used the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment primer, my holy grail primer (again applying with a damp Beauty Blender), and I was OILY about 5 hours into the day, which is unusual for me...usually my T-zone gets oily, but not my whole face...it's like my makeup slid right off.   I'm thinking of trying it with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer and a buffing brush rather than the Beauty Blender.  If I want GOOD coverage and to STAY matte...would this be a better combo?  Or should I forego primer altogether with this particular foundation (again, keeping in mind I have combination skin, so I have propensity for dry patches in the winter)?   Oy, the trials and tribulations of full coverage foundation application lol....
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Jessicaclara
BEAUTY MASTER Jessicaclara / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
This is my holy grail foundation and I have used it with the hourglass primer. I can only use that primer when my skin is really oily because I find it too drying in the... see post
angelic4296
Best Application Method for Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation?
So I recently purchased the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in Buff N (210).  I initially thought it was going to be too light for me (in color), but surprisingly, it blended really well.  I need advice on the best way to apply this foundation.  The first time, I didn't use a primer at all since I don't have super oily skin, but more combination, and I know some of these full coverage foundations can really stick to dry patches.  I applied it with a damp Beauty Blender.  Kept me pretty matte, but the coverage wasn't great at all.     The next time I used the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment primer, my holy grail primer (again applying with a damp Beauty Blender), and I was OILY about 5 hours into the day, which is unusual for me...usually my T-zone gets oily, but not my whole face...it's like my makeup slid right off.   I'm thinking of trying it with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer and a buffing brush rather than the Beauty Blender.  If I want GOOD coverage and to STAY matte...would this be a better combo?  Or should I forego primer altogether with this particular foundation (again, keeping in mind I have combination skin, so I have propensity for dry patches in the winter)?   Oy, the trials and tribulations of full coverage foundation application lol.....
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Angelic, I like to use the SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Airbrush #55 when applying full coverage foundation. I also find that mixing a drop or two of the MAKE UP FOR EVER... see post
sincerelyj
HELP! (ABOUT RETURN POLICY)
I lost the receipt for my recent purchase of the Naked 2 Palette, and after using it for barely a week one of the shade COMPLETELY chipped off and is everywhere over the palette. Unfortunately, I lost my receipt for it and I wanted to exchange for another palette. Is there anyway I could make a return without a receipt?
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You can always make a return/exchange without receipt - just have an ID with you. If purchased online, just print out the order. At the bottom of the page, click custome... see post
JaclynSophia
Alternatives for Too Faced Glitter Glue?
Hi loves! So I came home to my parent's house for the holidays and I have a limited makeup collection with me. I am staying for New Years, and I completely forgot my Too Faced Glitter Glue for the MAC pigments that I'm planning on using for my NYE look. I could run to Ulta and use my 20% off coupon and buy another tube of it, but I was wondering if anyone had an suggestions for an alternative product. I'd be willing to try anything out, as long as it costs as much or less than the Glitter Glue ($20). I also have MAC Fix+ in my collection, but unfortunately, I forgot that product as well. Ugh! Any suggestions would be great appreciated!   Thanks so so so much! xoxox
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JaclynSophia
BEAUTY MAVEN JaclynSophia / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
thanks for your suggestions! I wound up going to Ulta and I found out that they don't even carry the Glitter Glue!..which is so crazy to me, since it's a pretty popular ... see post
lovelykatya
What if your Best Beauty find of 2014!?
 (apparently I can not spell today..) This year has been very purchase heavy for me, some of the things were great, others not so much. So since the year is almost over lets do a round up on "What was your THE best beauty(skincare, clothing, etc.) find/discovery of the year?".   IF you had BIG misses and no so great finds - go ahead and share them too!    My great discoveries were: - Chanel Aqua Vitalumiere - after being on a hunt for a good foundation, and then while in Nordies stumbling on Chanel counter and lovely associate helping me out with a perfect shade match and coverage - I fell in love with this one!!! - Skincare wise I think Algenist was my discovery - they have such a great skin care line, I love their firming cream and oil!! - After such a craze about Bite beauty , and finally my local stores having the items on display, I caved and decided to see what they were about  - now I am a proud owner of about 10 of their lip products - Then I just have to mention finding the GLAMGLOW masks at my fave TJMAxx - that was an amazing deal!!!    
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heartsmyface
HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think my best beauty finds this year were the jill Stuart collection in general and my almost complete set of hourglass blushes and ambient lighting powders.  Marc Jac... see post
lucyshnoosy
Tons of New Items in the Sale Section
Right now there are 264 products in the sale section!  Run, don't walk to see if there is anything you want.
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sravanthi
Sephora nail polishes are for $1 again, and there are 50 shades.
I don't know any one posted it but i just ordered 18 polishes, check them asap, some shades are already OOS
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Gamingangel
BEAUTY WHIZ Gamingangel / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Bought 20. Starting my nail polish collection with these. lol  see post
StephaniLynn
Clarisonic Vs. Olay Pro X
I'm currently using the Olay Pro X face cleansing brush because it was only $15 on sale. I've wanted a Clarisonic for the longest time but can't settle on one. I've been on the edge of getting one for months. But I also don't want to buy one and it be the same quality as my Olay.   Is the Clarisonic better than the Olay? Is it worth the splurge? /.\ I can't decide and I've done so much research over the last few months!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have both. The Olay is harsh and just rotates, the Clarisonic (first with sonic technology) has brush heads for every skin type and brush heads move differently - move... see post
ShadesOfYellow
Watery Eyes & Too Faced Semi Sweet Palette
I sometimes get watery eyes when I wear certain eyeshadows/eyeliner (I returned the Stila Stay All Day Liquid liner because of this). Lately I’ve noticed that when wearing shadows from the new Too Faced Semi-Sweet palette my eyes have been getting very watery. Has anyone else experienced this? And is this a symptom of something that should alarm me?   Thanks!   Felicia
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ShadesofYellow, You might be allergic to an ingredient in the shadows. If it only happens when you use this palette, I would suggest to stop using it. Take note of ... see post
sravanthi
Best Lipstick u tried in December?
I Tried  Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain. I love the formula and color.  
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sravanthi
HALL OF FAMER sravanthi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
haha lets see whn thy vl be back in stock see post
suggrr
Can anyone duplicate this Carven rollerball issue?
I called the Rouge line and she couldn't get this screen to come up. It's under just the parfum rollerball, not the big parfum category where you can select sizes. I can see why there are only a few left if you're buying a 0.33 oz eau de parfum rollerball but instead getting a large eau de toilette, after shave balm and deodorant for $25.   Would you want your significant other to smell like Carven parfum? I haven't smelled it, but it definitely sounds floral.
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Gamingangel
BEAUTY WHIZ Gamingangel / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I actually just bought this yesterday didn't even read the listing. lol Was excited to get it and add 250 points. Although I do see the set description too! Wonder what ... see post
sravanthi
Best Product u tried in December?
Mine was nt 1 but 3, Christian Louboutin Red Nail polish, Peter thomas Green mask ( i don't remember name), Too faced chocolate palette, they are so buttery and easy to blend.
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