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armybeauty
What is your regular skincare routine?
I live in a mild climate, where it can be slightly humid, but otherwise it rains continually for 3/4 of the year. I have normal-to-combo skin, meaning I don't really have any major dry/oily spots, but I can get dry or slightly oily in my t-zone occasionally.    I use the Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser twice a day (ok, usually I only manage to use it once a day), and I moisturize with Ole Henriksen's Nurture Me and Bite's Agave Lip Mask twice a day (religiously). I exfoliate with Exfolikate twice a week, and I use the Boscia Black Luminizing mask all-over once a week, and in my trouble zones up to three times a week. I use the GLAMGLOW Powermud once or twice a week, and I spot treat any incoming blemishes with the GLAMGLOW Supermud as needed. I also use the Boscia Purifying Pore Strips on an as-needed basis as well.    What is your skincare routine? 
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Jessicaclara
BEAUTY PRO Jessicaclara / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I used to do a LOT to my skin, including weekly masks, treatments, and high frequency. My skin started to go a bit crazy, so I've pretty much cut everything out and am o... see post
prettyinpa
New to you shadow colors?
Have you ever tried a shadow (or other color product) color that you thought would be awful and turns out that you love it?  I recently got the Too Faced Bonjour Summer palette for the nice compact size and the Mermaid shadow color (I love anything mermaid!). I tried the color Firefly today, it looks orange in the pan, and it turns out I'm in love! How 'bout you all? Have you accidently found something fabulous?
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jemly
REGRETTABLE TRENDS AND BEAUTY HABITS -- OH NO !
ok, story time.   are there any specific trends you took part in--or habits you too part of--only to look back and think 'WHAT WAS I THINKING?!'.  it may be embarrassing, it may be humorous, either way--it's one of the more entertaining elements of beauty/makeup that we can only learn to fully understand (and appreciate !) with hindsight.    in the early 2000s i hated the fact i was pale, so i was often a victim of the earlish days of the self tanner craze. i remember thinking it was MAGIC, only to to notice the next day in fresh daylight that i had bright orange streaks running down my calf. and you'd think that would've taught me my lesson but i'd just pretend like it wasn't there and continued on with it for months. another was the disaster at my attempt at a glossy eyelids (posted about more thoroughly in the 'what was your first sephora purchase' thread). and i'll add more to these 'confessions' as i remember more !   just to note: this is all in good-spirited nostalgic fun, and NOT to demean anyone's tastes or experiences.
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lPinkAllurel
BEAUTY BUFF lPinkAllurel / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The slap bracelets are coming back ! see post
hayhayt10
What colors would go well with rosegold eyeshadow?
I recently purchased Bare Minerals High Shine Eyeshadow in Rose Gold. It has been sitting in my makeup organizer for a while now and I would like to use it soon. Please give me any tips or good accent colors.                                                                                                                                                                                               -hayhayt10
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begonia46
Becca now @ Ulta
Hi, thought some of you might want to  know the shimmering skin perfector pressed powder is available there in Rose Gold.  I know some of you have been waiting...free shipping too.
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I tried to buy Wild Honey blush, but it says OOS. I've been trying to purchase that shade for months. Does anyone have tips on where to locate this shade? Seen it in any... 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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lPinkAllurel
BEAUTY BUFF lPinkAllurel / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I really love that lip color on you !  see post
haylay28
How to prevent eyeshadow fallout?
I've noticed this with other UD eyeshadows in the the past, and same goes for the Naked2 Palette... There is always a ton of fallout when I apply it! I'm not sure if I'm applying it wrong or if there are some tips and ticks I could use to minimize the amount of fallout? Help please!
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irenet
BEAUTY MASTER irenet / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Primers help a little but there is still some fall out. So I either good light on the shadow or really bold. I take a sponge applicator and wet it with water, rub it in ... see post
gmoss90
Skin care question for all you beauty pros!
I'm 45 with very dry and sensitive skin.  Im very fair also,  sooo.. whats the difference between microdermabrasion and peel?and if I choose to go that. Route what product would be best for me?  TIA!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks, Randee! :D see post
HookedOnBeauty2
New Sephora Favorites set COMING SOON :)
A new Sephora Favorite lip set coming soon for VIB ROUGE. Give Me Some Lip looks like a cute set of pink and nude color for $25   I can't wait for this to be available even though I just bought the old Give Me Some Lip set last month (the lippies are different)     Edit to add:   This set contains: - 0.03 oz Urban Decay Mini Naked Revolution Lipstick - 0.12 oz Nars Deluxe Orgasm Lip Gloss - 0.07 oz Buxom Mini Full On Lip Cream in White Russian - 0.65 oz Marc Jacobs Mini Lust for Lacquer in Kissability - 0.05 oz Deluxe Bite High Pigment Lip Pencil in Meritage - 0.20 oz Full-size Smashbox Be Legendary Gloss in Pout
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm not a gloss girl in general, and what I've noticed when I layer light glosses over most of my lipsticks is that it just makes them look milky if it's a more opaque g... see post
talinder
Aging Eyelids
In the last few weeks sometimes I noticed my eye shadow wasn't appearing smoothly on my eyelids. I tried switching up my primer and using a MAC Paint Pot. Sometimes I'd get the wrinkling then, too. Now I'm starting to realize it's probably just me. I suppose people start getting crepey eyelids around 40. Any advice on a treatment or primer that will smooth them out? I've tried UD Antiaging and it wasn't that great as a primer.
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i get that too with the mac paint pot sometimes. I have thin skinned eyes. I usually set it with a base e/s (close to your skintone) and that smooths out the area  see post
sheila1011
Older Urban decay lip liner colors.
I have some older UD lip liners (they were never opened and I just started using them again) in Bruise and Roach. I've tried to find similar colors, but am having no luck! Is anyone familiar with UD enough to remember these? Can you suggest a replacement for me?  I've tried Aqua Lips and Bare Escentuals, but neither worked for me. Help? I'm going to run out and I love the color/consistency of Urban Decay. And they don't have any colors like these anymore! Makeup addict problems!!!
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Rcd0941
New Skincare routine/ Ole Henrikson
Hello all!    I just started a new skincare routine. Previously I was using drugstore face wash, and moisturizer, and had pretty good skin other than a pimple here and there.    Now I've changed over to using a clarisonic the past month (haven't noticed much of a difference at all), as well as starting a new line of skincare from Ole Henrikson just over a week ago. I love the products, but I've been breaking out slightly on my cheeks, and around my chin. and my skin seems like it MIGHT be getting smoother.    I have normal skin, with the occasional pimple/s.    My question is-- When starting a new skincare routine, is it normal for my skin not to be at its best? Everyone is so divided on "purging" but maybe when you do a complete overhaul such as this, things are different? Do I have to break in the products, or is this line probably just not for me?    I know Sephora has a great return policy, but I'd be very embarrassed to return a whole skincare line... and I want to love these products.    Any advice/opinions are welcome.    What I'm using currently:  Clarisonic for Men (normal brush head) (Use 1-2x a day)  Ole African Red Tea Foaming face wash Ole Truth Serum  Ole Youth Activating Oil Ole Invigorating Night Gel  Ole Sheer Transformation Moisturizer   Twice a week the Ole Walnut Scrub and Lemon Strip Peel   Thanks in advance ladies and gentlemen!  Spoiler (Highlight to read)        
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jemly
BEAUTY WHIZ jemly / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
hi ! ditch the clarisonic for a little (no shorter than a week) while and see if you notice a difference in the bumps on your cheeks / chin.  then, perhaps try alterna... see post
pinayprincess
Make Up For Ever full cover concealer HELP
Which MUFE full cover concealer shade should I get to match my Marc Jacobs genius gel super charged foundation in Golden Deep? I'm going to use it to cover up some acne scars not under the eyes. Thanks!
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rastika
Sephora Collection Charity Palette
Good morning all. I just spotted this blush and bronzer palette from Sephora. Looks like a portion of the price goes to support Breast Cancer Research.   http://www.sephora.com/the-beauty-giving-back-face -palette-P386618?skuId=1596105   Pretty! I am intrigued by ombre blush and bronzer in the center.
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rastika
BEAUTY PRO rastika / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I went in store and asked a SA how much of the $ goes to chairy and she didn't have an answer for me. She said "check online"   :( SO, Probably not very much see post
chupi
Subscription box photo sharing
I've been on the Ipsy waiting list, but still look at the thread. I thought we could have a shared thread from all the subscription boxes (including non-beauty ones likes underpants and lifestyle such as Wantable and POPSugar). That way we can live vicariously through each others goodies!   (I know there are unboxing videos on YouTube, but I do not have the patience to sit through a five minute video about someone apologizing for the state of their hair. And I know there are blogs where I can see photos, but everyone usually gets different items in their boxes)
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StyleLynn
HALL OF FAMER StyleLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A lot of months don't look like this. I'm just lucky because I got my Wishlist selection this month, it's hit or miss like almost all of the beauty box subscriptions.  see post
Chinadolls
Foundation and Setting Powder HELP!!!!
I am looking for a really good foundation and setting powder! I am 44, light olive tone, oily, and have uneven skin tone with a few sun spots. I would like some coverage but don't want to look greasy all day. I would like a finishing powder with some color that doesn't settle into my fine lines! Could you please give some recommendations because I can't find anywhere on your site to order a magic wand ))
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laynebr
Testing PH Levels in products
Does anyone know of a website where I can find the PH levels in skin care? Or of any brands of ph testing strips that are good? My skin has gone through some medical changes lately and the PH balance of my skin if just all over the place.
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sace021
BEAUTY PRO sace021 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
pH test strips are fairly simple and easy to use.  They can be found in most pharmacy areas that are large enough to carry this kind of supply.  (People get them to test... see post
fluffymuha
Bad customer service today! Ugh...
I went in to exchange a Bite Lip Tint for the new Bite Agave Lip Mask today. Simple, right? Wrong.   Everything was going swell until I reached the cashier (if you can call her that). She didn't have any trouble with the exchange transaction, but short-changed me. When I let her know that she owes me money, she sort of huffed and went to call her Manager to open the cash drawer for her. Once she gave me my change, she pushed my item into my hand without asking if I even needed a bag, and I went on my merry way.   I was on the subway when I decided to check out my new purchase. Lo and behold - it was my Lip Tint. You can guess which word went through my head. It starts with an F.   I had to take the subway back to Sephora right away, because, lord knows, I didn't want them blaming me for any of this mess.   I arrived back at checkout, get to the same cashier, and told her what happened. Her Manager comes over once more, and has the nerve to ask me why I didn't check that the item was the right one! Am I responsible for your badly trained employees that can't differentiate between two different boxes and can't do basic math?   In the end, the manager grabbed me a new Agave Lip Mask, and my cashier girl rolled her eyes at me.    What a wonderful day shopping at Sephora! I'm glad to be so valued as a Rouge member! Not going back anytime soon!
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
  Yipes.  Sorry this happened to you.  For a manager to act like that is really off.  I mean, who looks on their bag to make sure they have the right stuff in there?  I... see post
katieeee1212
how to achieve that dewy look
Im wondering what products I should use to get a dewy look like Chelsea Houska on Teen Mom 2??         Thank you 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The lighting and filters in these photos have a lot to do with the "dewiness" of her skin.   In terms of how you can achieve a dewy look yourself and at-home consider ... see post
laura819
On the hunt for new lipstick/lipgloss shades
I haven't always been super into lipstick/lipgloss...I would just slap something on and go. But, I am really wanting to put together three (separate) lip looks - a MLBB shade, a bright(ish) pink shade, and red. Can anyone recommend some shades for me? I don't care if it is just a lipstick, just a gloss, or, a combination. I attached a picture of my face if that makes it easier shade wise . In the picture I don't have anything on my lips at all. Thanks!!
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laura819
BEAUTY PRO laura819 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thanks Jemly - I agree, I think our coloring is kind of similar from your pictures that I have seen. I will try out the Givenchy. I definitely don't mind being spendy fo... see post
ilovpurses
What not to wear - the Makeup Edition
OK, in reading though the makeup regrets of the past, it made me wonder if there are makeup faux pas that some of us may be doing and we are not even really aware that they are god awful. I need to know LOL.   I will admit that sometimes I match my eyeshadow to my top - is this horrible? Like if I'm wearing a coral top I'll do a coral look on my eyes - not INYOURFACE coral, but say better than doing blue and totally clashing, no?   I also own (although haven't worn in a long time) MAC's High Strung which falls into the silvery-pink category. It's brand new and unsed. YIKES! Guess I should consider adding that to my Back to Mac stash.    So lay em all out here - and let's see if anyone is brave enough to own up to them. :-) I just owned up to 2!! 
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kbmatthews
HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Late on the bandwagon for this, but Andy, I like your thinking.   I seriously don't understand why men are so sensitive when it comes to product packaging. Using a cle... see post
Blackwhiskey
Urban Decay - Pulp Fiction
Holy smokes! I'm a huge Pulp Fiction fan, I think I need to get my hands on this baby, anyone else excited? IT's available on 7/16/14 in the UD website.  
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m3rma1d
BEAUTY MASTER m3rma1d / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
w00t! see post
barbara11
I am 64 years old with lines and wrinkles but still breakout! Do I use anti-aging or oil-free?
ballerinagrl
BEAUTY WHIZ ballerinagrl / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I'm 43, and I have the same issue. I'm told it's the whole Mediterranean oily skin double-edged sword thing (wrinkles apparently develop much later on the positive side)... see post
mzgretch23
hi.. debating which mascara to buy, benefit they're real or diorshow mascara?
brennab
BEAUTY BOSS brennab / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I like both the They're Real and the Diorshow but I LOVE Buxom Lash! see post
kats858
Kerastase for hair growth?
So my mom is visiting and she wants to buy some Kerastase vials that are supposed to help new hair grow (he has lost some hair in the last years and she used to love the super full head before...)   I'm looking it up and it looks like what she needs are the Densifique vials. Do you guys know them? Do you know if they word? Any other ideas for avoiding hair loss and helping new hair grow?   Thanks!!!
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY WHIZ ballerinagrl / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi, I used the vials for three months continually (every day) at the end of last year, as stress was making me lose a lot of hair. I didn't really notice any impact unti... see post
sellyka
if my color IQ is 1R06 which NARS creamy concelar i need to use?????? thanks
if my color IQ is 1R06 which NARS creamy concelar i need to use?????? thanks
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staceejean
Q. Can I use a UV light for regular nail polish
I have a huge collectiion of regular Sephora by OPI nail polish but like the shellac polish. Can I use the UV lamp on a regular polish to make it last a bit longer? I usually have a girls night on the weekend with my daughter so we do our nails almost once a week but would like to make it for a week at least without them regular polish chipping after 2 days.
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missey1973
HALL OF FAMER missey1973 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Is there is a difference between Shellac Polish and gel polish? Is Shellac just a name brand or is it something made differently then gel polish? see post
andyhtrieu
stubborn pimples/zits
I have two pimples/zits on my cheeks and NOTHING IS WORKING. I've been using benzoyl peroxide in the morning, and 2% salicylic acid and Tretinoin at night. It's been a few weeks since I got them and they're so stubborn. Those products that I mentioned above don't make a difference. Help!
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Mystiques
BEAUTY BOSS Mystiques / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thanks. Now I know what to look for :D see post
sable1992
Sweet smelling yet sexy perfume
Does anyone know of a sweet smelling yet very sexy perfume? In the past I've used Beyoncé Heat and VS Noir Tease.
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pinkonyx
HALL OF FAMER pinkonyx / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Burberry by Burberry is a great sweet yet sophisticated , and almost all the juicy couture perfumes ares sweet.  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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MK89
HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The ByTerry lipstick is making me swoon a little! I was thinking of getting one with my Space NK coupons but resisted because I have too many lippies already :p see post