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Deals Too Good to Pass Up (Take 3)
  Welcome back to the deal sharing fun! Deals shared here may also be posted to my blog (same name as the thread) unless you write for BT only. If I share your deal, I will always thank you here. I will heart every deal I see without an outside link to acknowledge it.   Beautytalk (the forum) does not allow outside links. A heart with no comment means I already have the deal or am deciding not to list it. Thanks for sharing. Repeats are always welcome, so if you're unsure if something was previously posted, post it. People who may have missed it the first time could see the second posting. Don't forget to list the retailer, so everyone knows where to get your deal.   If you're posting about something on sale at Sephora, share it here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Hauls/Sephora-Sale s-Section-Get-it-Now/m-p/2122832#M44949
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BEAUTY BUFF tiawise / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
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RANDOM THOUGHTS : BEAUTY (PART DEUX)
welcome back to the junk drawer of random beauty thoughts and musings. it has been nearly a year, so i think it is time for a rew RT thread !    when i'm doing my makeup in the morning, my dog sometimes throws a fit until i move his food bowl over to where i'm sitting. i'm certainly not the diva in our relationship. ____________________   THE QUESTIONS THREAD :   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/The-Quest ion-Thread-Because-not-all-questions-need-their-ow ...   VINTAGE BEAUTY VIDEOS THREAD ! :   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Beauty-Confessions /VINTAGE-BEAUTY-VIDEOS/m-p/1826210#M69382   SWATCH REQUEST THREAD :  http://community.sephora.com/t5/The-Swatch-Board/T HE-SWATCH-REQUEST-THREAD/td-p/2223212
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HALL OF FAMER laketom / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh what a cutie!!  Love the white socks!  There's something about a cat or dog that has white paws different color than the rest of their fur that is just so dang cute! ... see post
Love for Brushes
I'm developing a love for brushes of all kinds.  Here's my collection as it is right now, although I just placed an order for more Hakuhodo brushes.  I bought a few and they are amazing so I had to get more lol.  They are incredibly soft and my makeup glides on like a dream.  They have so many interesting shapes.  I can't wait to get the 103 and 142.  Show your brush collection!  Do you have any tips or tricks on how you store them?
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BEAUTY WHIZ Insomniacmuffin / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I recently was given a Kevin Aucoin brush and fell in love with it. 1 second prior to feeling that brush on my face I would say brush-love was insane/silly-pants.   I ... see post
Fantasy $1,000 Shopping Spree! What would you buy?
Imagine you just won a Sephora $1,000 shopping spree... post your basket of what you would buy!!   * taxes excluded.   Fun Rules:   - Cannot go over $1,000, even by a penny! - Can only purchase (1) of each item - NO sale items (to add challenge)   Please post your basket pic in a *spoiler*   Yay fun!   MY FANTASY BASKET: Spoiler (Highlight to read)  
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BEAUTY WHIZ Insomniacmuffin / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
LOL for me the effort was not FINDING items I would want, but having to make the hard decisions on what could stay on my list!   $1,000 bucks doesn't go as far as I im... see post
HELP FAKE PALETTE?
Hi all,   I hope someone can help me as I purchased a KVD shade and light eyeshadow palette off a fb makeup page and believe it may be fake. I did ask prior to purchasing the item and the seller assured me she purchased it from Sephora.   I live in Australia where we currently only have 3 Sephora stores BOOOO none which are close enough for me to compare the two. I have done some research online but have not been able to find out enough to determine whether it is real or not. I have compared it to my KVD shade and light contour palette which i know is 100% authentic as i purchased it from Sephora Sydney last year.   The quality of the packaging mirror size and lettering seem the same the only difference seems to be the serial numbers the font is different and one is longer then the other but I'm unsure if this is because one is a face and the other is an eye palette. The quality also seems questionable however i can't say i have swatched the real thing but again just comparing it to my shade and light contour it doesn't seem the same quality.   I have attached two photos the top is the contour palette and the other is the eye. If anyone could please help put my mind at ease that would be amazing xx 
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That was for the eye palette.  But here's the link anyway.  https://puppiesnmuffins.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/how-to-recognize-a-fake-kat-von-d-shade-light-eye-palette/ see post
Foundation Shade Help
Hi!    I am looking to try the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation as I've heard amazing things about it! However my local Sephora doesn't carry Estee Lauder cosmetics (only skincare-boo) so I'm not able to get properly color matched/sampled. I'm willing to buy a full size, but I am not sure which shade to go with. I'm very pale, current foundation is Tarte Amazonian Clay in Fair Beige....and with most foundations I tend to wear the lightest or second lightest shade. Any help/advice would be amazing!!!!   -Tanya
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR shayog / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
It seems the color IQ for your current foundation is 2Y02 and there isn’t an exact match for the Estee Lauder Double Wear. I even checked the next lighter/darker IQ numb... see post
Active Point Perks/Rewards #9: The Bigger and Better Edition
Updated: 4/18 at 7:30pm EST    LEGEND: OOS will be posted in a spoilers tab *= denotes that it was recently OOS but I need to verify   How you can contribute:  Post new perks with a link Pictures of a perk sent by email, etc. Mathematical calculations for value Swatch and show off your new perk for others to see Give a small "review" of whether the point perk/reward was worth it Makeup 100 Points: Urban Decay  Perversion Mascara  ( 0.1 oz) Marc Jacobs Beauty  Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Eye Crayon Eyeline r  ( 0.0014 oz) Bite Beauty  Amuse Bouche Lipstick  ( 0.05 oz) tarte  Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara  ( 0.10 oz) Laura Mercier  Lip Glacé  ( 0.1 oz)   Skincare: GLAMGLOW  GRAVITYMUD™ Firming Treatment  ( 0.24 oz) The Estée Edit by Estée Lauder Dissolve the Drama 2-in-1 Makeup Remover + Cleanse r ( 0.5 oz) Shiseido ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate  (.33 oz) First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream  (.34 oz) Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base  (.23 oz.) Murad  Hydro-Dynamic® Quenching Essence  ( 0.17 oz) Josie Maran  100 percent Pure Argan Oil  ( 0.15 oz) FRESH  Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate (0.1 oz) Use at your own risk: Spoiler (Highlight to read) BAREMINERALS  SKINLONGEVITY™ Vital Power Infusion (0.25 oz) CAUDALIE  Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (0.33 oz) CLINIQUE  Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream (0.5 oz) ORIGINS  High Potency Night-A-Mins™ Mineral-Enriched Cream (0.5 oz)  BAREMINERALS SKINLONGEVITY™ Vital Power Infusion (0.25 oz)CAUDALIE Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (0.33 oz)CLINIQUE Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream (0.5 oz)ORIGINS High Potency Night-A-Mins™ Mineral-Enriched Cream (0.5 oz)  Other 100 Points: ALTERNA Haircare  CAVIAR CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction  ( 0.85 oz) Drybar  Bay Breeze Hydrating Shots  ( 0.5 oz) beautyblender  liquid blendercleanser  ( 0.5 oz) Perfect Formula  Pink Gel Coat  ( 0.17 oz) Elizabeth and James  Nirvana White  ( 0.24 oz) Elizabeth and James  Nirvana Black  ( 0.24 oz) Formula X  The Colors – Nail Polish  ( 0.13 oz) Use at your own risk: Spoiler (Highlight to read) MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCES  Mod Noir (0.14 oz) MARC JACOBS FRAGRANCES Mod Noir (0.14 oz)   250 Points:   BURBERRY  My Burberry  ( 0.17 oz) DOLCE&GABBANA  Intenso  ( .16 oz) Gucci Guilty ( 0.15 oz) Stella McCartney  Stella Body Lot ion ( 3.3 oz) Yves Saint Laurent  Black Opium  ( 0.25 oz)   500 Points: Bumble and bumble The Transformation Collection - Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer (1 oz) - Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil (0.07 oz) - Bumble and bumble Repair Blow Dry (2 oz) - Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder (0.5 oz) - Bumble and bumble – 2 Style Cards (ROUGE only)   Dr. Brandt's Skincare Age Erasers:  - Dr. Brandt Skincare PoreDermabrasion™ Pore Perfecting Exfoliator (0.25 oz) - Dr. Brandt Skincare Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant (0.25 oz) - Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More™ (0.085 oz) - Dr. Brandt Skincare – Needles No More™ 3-D Filler Mask (0.35 oz)   Bobbi Brown Bobbi's Skincare Must Haves: - Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream (0.10 oz) - Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream (0.50 oz) - Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil (0.50 oz) - Bobbi Brown Skin Smoothing Pore Perfector (0.05 oz)   ALTERNA  Haircare CAVIAR Anti-Aging - CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Shampoo (1.35 oz) - CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Replenishing Moisture Conditioner (1.35 oz) - CAVIAR Repair Lengthening Hair & Scalp Elixir (0.35 oz) - CAVIAR CC Cream for Hair 10-in-1 Complete Correction (0.85 oz)    MUFE  Make Up For Ever Artist Color Stars - Artist Liner in Matte Black M-10 (0.01 oz) - Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P (0.1 oz) - Artist Shadow in I-414, M-536, and D-826 (0.001 oz) - Sens'Eyes - Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser (0.84 oz)   MUFE  Make Up For Ever Backstage Faves - Artist Plexi-Gloss in 304, 202, and 100P (0.025 oz) - Step 1 Skin Equalizer in Hydrating Primer (0.16 oz) - HD Microfinish Powder (0.035 oz) - Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (0.05 oz) - Smoky Extravagant Mascara (0.13 oz)   Night-Out Necessities - Laura Mercier – Foundation Primer - Radiance (0.5 oz) - SEPHORA COLLECTION – The Mascara - Volume, Length & Definition (0.67 oz) - Formula X – The Colors in X ♥ Rouge (0.13 oz) - Buxom – Full-On™ Lip Polish in Dolly (0.05 oz)    Gym Bag Beauty Basics - SEPHORA COLLECTION Express Eye Makeup Remover Wipes (0.101 oz each) - SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Face Powders – Blush, Bronze, Highlight, & Contour in 05 Sweet On You (0.006 oz) - Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel (2 oz) - Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment (0.07 oz) - Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy Eau So Fresh (0.04 oz) - Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Floral Drops (0.06 oz) - Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Face Mask (0.24 oz)   L'Occitane - L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil (1 oz) - L'Occitane Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil (1.1 oz) - L'Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil (0.5 oz) - L'Occitane Hand Cream in Shea Butter (0.3 oz) - L'Occitane Travel Pouch   500 pt Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Discovery Set. Includes: - Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara (4ml/0.13 fl oz) - Deep Dive cleansing gel (7.5ml/0.25 fl oz) - Drench Lip Splash lipstick in Beach Bum (1g/0.035 oz) - Marine Boosting Mist (7ml/0.24 fl oz) - Water Foundation sample blister pack with shades in light neutral, light-medium honey, medium honey, and tan sand (each blister 0.5ml/0.016 fl oz)   First Aid Beauty Flawlessly Fab Skin   - First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser (1 oz) - First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads (10 pads 2.25 in) - First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair® Hydrating Serum (0.25 oz) - First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration (1 oz)   Origins Radiance-Boosting Bests - Origins Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash (1.0 oz)  - Origins GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream (0.17 oz)  - Origins Modern Friction™ Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion (0.5 oz)  - Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins™ Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream (1.0 oz)    Dior Best of Dior - Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum (0.17 oz) - Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara (0.13 oz) - Dior Dior Addict Lip Maximizer High Volume Lip Plumper (0.06 oz) - Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin (0.23 oz) - travel pouch  
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HALL OF FAMER ShopgirlM / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lately they have been mostly repeats, it seems. It is funny that they send emails about them like they're new. lol see post
Foundation brush help!
I need a foundation brush....I am up for any suggestions that you have tried and loved....it will be for liquid foundation...thank you!!
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR shayog / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
I love the Morphe 439. It's rather thick, but it buffs liquid foundation onto your skin and the end result looks amazing. It works far better for me than a flat or stipp... see post
What mascaras are you buying for Mascara Madness?!
Mascara Madness is back at Nordstrom this Saturday the 23rd. Buy 2 get 1 free mascaras! The only "high end" mascara I have used is They're Real by Benefit, and I love it, but I wanna use this sale as an opportunity to try maybe some MAC or Clinique...really anything! I naturally have long lashes, just looking for a mascara that will really darken them and add volume, with no clumping or flaking. What mascaras do you recommend buying from Mascara Madness? What ones are you going to buy!?  Thanks beauties  
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have two consumer sites that pop up on my computer when I'm on a retail site: PriceBlink and Honey. I heard about them on GMA. They automatically go through codes and ... see post
Beauty Pet Peeves
What are your beauty pet peeves?   Here are a few of mine   When there's a huge hype around an item/brand or your own hype to get something and you get it and you are just meh.   I recently got a few items that were taking FOREVER to get to my house.  Canada Post was sooo slow at processing... the items were stuck with them and the tracking wasn't moving at all.  I was so excited and couldn't wait for them to be delivered and finally the items just showed up (tracking not updated) and I was like meh... not too impressed with what I got.  I thought I'd love it but no... not really. Swatched and sitting in a drawer somewhere... awww that just kills me lol   Another one (and this is for the Canadian girls). When you see free shipping on your favorite beauty products and then notice below in very small font US ONLY. ugh   So what grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow storing your makeup must difficult -_-   The climate is dramatically changing everywhere and it's sad :( see post
Perfect match for Contouring and Highlighting? + A few more questions
Hi there,   I'm pretty new to makeup...The only thing I can really do as far as makeup is Concealer, Foundation and lipstick.. And that's it. I want to get past that and get into more things like eyeshadow and such, but I really want to get into contouring and highlighting..   Now, a couple of questions I have is, does your foundation match your skins undertone? (horrible way of putting it lol) But I mean, I have like a medium cool concealer from ulta, cool foundation from Ulta all of my products are "cool" does that mean I have a cool undertone?   If so, I was looking at the Black up contouring stick, (I suppose your suppose to pick one that matches your skintone?) So I'm guessing i'm a medium or a medium light? (I'm not sure!) and if I do have a cool undertone, is there a color correcter (for my deep set circles under my eyes plus that line..ugh) that would go well with my skintone?   Also, do you have to use bronzer and blush once you highlight and contour? and my last question is, is it foundation,color corrector concealer, my regular concealer, highlight then contour?     I'm sorry if my questions are everywhere, I just dont know where to begin...or what colors would look good on me! I don't want to spend hundreds on the same products to try to find my perfect match lol.   So..any product recommendations or my skin tone? when it comes to highlighting-contouring and color correcting? Since I'm new to this, I wish I had a list of everything you need lol :/        
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BEAUTY PRO Harpier82 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Okay, so here are the basics of contouring:   First, if all of your foundation products are listed as "cool", you're almost certainly cool-toned or these would not loo... see post
Empties
I love seeing other peoples empties! So I decided to make a board where people could post pictures of their empties, or just tell us about them! I'd also be interested in knowing whether you're repurchasing anything or not.
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BEAUTY MASTER Elles117 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I'm currently on vacation in Australia for a month. When packing for the trip my plan was to pack a bunch of items I had in my stash that needed to be used up. These are... see post
What are you wearing today?
Was asked to post an updated thread. Let's continue the fun shall we?   What are you wearing today?   1. nars sheer glow foundation, mont blanc 2. perricone md no bronzer bronzer 3. urban decay eyeshadow primer potion, original 4. too faced chocolate bar palette 5. benefit theyre real mascara 6. rimmel london stay matte powder, natural 7. benefit dallas 8. nars blush, sin 9. buxom full on lipstick, las vegas
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HALL OF FAMER Gwillickers / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Aww, thanks.   Doubly, so, even. I'm trying to stay positive and see the silver lining. I've got resources as long as I stick to the necessities. I haven't had a vacat... see post
Q. Foundation for my oily/combination skin?
I have such complicated needs for my foundation. My skin is EXTREMELY oily nearly all over my face, mostly my t-zone. However, around my nostrils, my chin, my lips, and even right below my cheekbones on occasion, I break out in dry patches especially during winter. I was using the Lancome 24 hour foundation, but I found it would just cling to my dry patches and I think it dried them more. Foundations always seem to get so cakey on me, even when I apply a minimal amount, and they break down on my skin. I love a full coverage foundation, I don't have any bad skin issues other than the occasional pimple and some large pores on my cheeks and nose, but I really really like a fully covered flawless face, as if I have an insta filter on.Even a medium but build able foundation can work for me. I am so sick of the holy grail foundation search, please any suggestions
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC FiercexFemme / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / answered
A. I'd suggest prepping your skin with an oil free moisturizer (Gin-Zing from Origins is my personal fav) and a primer like Smashbox's Photo Finish Light. As far as foundat... see post
Q. best way to apply super pigmented blush
hello, i have a pretty bright blush that is super pigmented... it is almost too pigmented for me. i am using a mac 188 now which is a duo-fibre brush but i am looking for a better technique to apply it or a better brush. thanks
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BEAUTY MAVEN AmethystCrush / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. The Sigma F15 duo fibre blush brush (a dupe of mac 131) is pure perfection for applying a highly pigmented blush. The longer white fibres are sparse and rounded so you c... see post
The Canadian Peeps! Deals, News, Events & Whatever!
A place for the Canadian peeps to post deal, events, news and anything beauty related!   Previous thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Off-Topic/The-Cana dian-Peeps/m-p/814937#M43578   LINKS TO OTHER CANADIAN BT THREADS   What's new on the Canadian site today http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/What-s-Ne w-On-The-Site-Today-Canada/td-p/2164948   Promo codes for Canadians http://community.sephora.com/t5/VIB/Active-Canadia n-Promo-Codes-List-2/m-p/2386013#M73404   Sephora Canada Site Product Update Thread http://community.sephora.com/t5/Sephora-com/Sephor a-Canada-Site-Product-Update-Thread/td-p/2060604         FYI: Sephhora now has a Canadian FB account and a Canadian IG account!   ps wanna join some fun outside BT, PM me for details
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BEAUTY WHIZ Insomniacmuffin / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
June Events - Vancouver Edition!   *spoiler alert - nothing special.     see post
Rotating Makeup Challenge: Work it Weekly
Whether you want to push your creativity or just utilize your collection, I hope you will join me in a rotating makeup challenge!   Each challenge lasts a full week so you can post any day that is best for you, or multiple times a week. New challenges start on Mondays.     The schedule is posted in the spoiler tag. PLEASE let me know of any ideas you have and I will add them to the list! ALSO if there is anything in my list that people do not want to do, then I will remove it.    Be as bold or subtle as you want! Make the challenge fit your daily needs. I am more of an idea-person, so I'm pretty sure some of these are going to be a struggle for me to actually do. But #whatever.    This week:  Crayola Box  OR  Send Nudes Description:  Do an all colorful look or a monochromatic nude look (do not actually send nudes pls).  BONUS Challenge: blindly reach into an actual crayon box, pull out three crayons, and use those colors.      Schedule Spoiler (Highlight to read) - All about the Mamas (May 3 - May 8) - Something new, Something old, Something blue  (May 9 - 15) - Mythical Creature Madness   (May 16 - 22) - Crayola Box OR Send Nudes  (May 13 - 29) - Sweet Treats  (May 30 - June 5) - One Brand to Rule Them All  (June 6 - 12) - Alter Egos  (June 13 - 19) - Do you like pina coladas?  (June 20 - 26) - Tradesies   (June 27 - July 3) - The Brave and The Bold aka Deal With it Canada aka Eagles 4 Life aka Independence Day More Like Every Day ( July 4 - 10) - Never Gonna Give You Up  (July 11 - 17) - YOU'RE SO ON TREND  (July 18 - 24) - Trivia Night  (July 25 - 31) - Movie Night  (Aug 1 - 7) - Pin Up or Chill Out (Aug 8 - 14) - All about the Mamas (May 3 - May 8)- Something new, Something old, Something blue (May 9 - 15)- Mythical Creature Madness  (May 16 - 22)- Crayola Box OR Send Nudes (May 13 - 29)- Sweet Treats (May 30 - June 5)- One Brand to Rule Them All (June 6 - 12)- Alter Egos (June 13 - 19)- Do you like pina coladas? (June 20 - 26)- Tradesies  (June 27 - July 3)- The Brave and The Bold aka Deal With it Canada aka Eagles 4 Life aka Independence Day More Like Every Day (July 4 - 10)- Never Gonna Give You Up (July 11 - 17)- YOU'RE SO ON TREND (July 18 - 24)- Trivia Night (July 25 - 31)- Movie Night (Aug 1 - 7)- Pin Up or Chill Out (Aug 8 - 14)  
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HALL OF FAMER ExquisiteGypsy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What a creative look - you are amazing!! see post
Skincare starter kit for 58 yr old mum! :)
Hi all you beautiful ppl,   My mum's gonna visit me next month and I wanted to surprise her with a few skincare bits. She's very low maintenance in terms of her skincare and doesn't do much, which is why I don't want to overwhelm her with a ton of product. I'll share what I have in mind and I do need suggestions on what you think are non-negotiables, esp for that age range.   Skin type: Dry, dehydrated mature skin. Undereye wrinkles, no other wrinkles on face, but some firming action would be great . Neck needs some firming for sure.   I've put my list in spoilers. Pl feel free to comment on what I have/haven't included. "??" indicate that I def need suggestions in that area, esp morning, night serums, eye cream and day moisturiser. Thanks!!  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Morning routine : Cleanse: FAB gentle cleanser/Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser Serum : DE Vit C serum / alternative  ?? Eye cream:  ?? Moisturizer:  Belif Moisturizing Bomb/ alternative ?? SPF :  Algenist sunscreen Evening routine : Cleanse 1: Clinique TTDO balm + flannel Cleanse 2 : FAB gentle cleanser/Kate Somerville Goat Milk Cleanser Tone: FAB radiance pads Serum : ?? Eye cream : ?? Moisturizer : SR Bionic Anti Ageing cream Morning routine:Cleanse: FAB gentle cleanser/Kate Somerville Goat Milk CleanserSerum: DE Vit C serum / alternative  ??Eye cream:  ??Moisturizer: Belif Moisturizing Bomb/ alternative ??SPF:  Algenist sunscreenEvening routine:Cleanse 1: Clinique TTDO balm + flannelCleanse 2: FAB gentle cleanser/Kate Somerville Goat Milk CleanserTone: FAB radiance padsSerum: ??Eye cream: ??Moisturizer: SR Bionic Anti Ageing cream
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BEAUTY SAVANT natalia15 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Something I like to do for a little extra hydration sometimes is mixing a few drops of Josie Maran's Argan Oil Light with the Tatcha Soothing Indigo Moisturizer.. It's s... see post
Hi, I'm 45 years old and looking for a highlight that does not make me look old but give me a nice youth glow.
Hi, I've been looking for a highlight that will give me a youthful glow and not make me look old. I'm 45 years old and have light skin. Thank you
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BEAUTY GURU Guessgal / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
just popped in bc i saw the thumbnail of these blushes/highlighters! so pretty! I'm drooling! see post
The Question Thread: Because not all questions need their own thread.
I'm making this thread because I simply don't want to create a new thread for every little question that pops into my head, nor do I think that most questions need a separate topic.    I had previously just dropped whatever random question that came to mind into the Random Thread (thanks jemly!), but I had been thinking about starting this for a while and figured I'd give it a shot to see if it could be of any use.    I'm well aware that the people who could best utilize this thread will likely remain completely oblivious to it, but if it can consolidate even a small fraction of questions -- and maybe even generate some interesting conversations both beauty and non-beauty related -- that seems worthwhile.    Official thread mascots: The Curious Puppies.   Official thread anti-mascot: Lucille Bluth.   It probably would've been wise of me to have a relatively inane question to use as an example and kick this thread off...    Well, since I apparently don't have any pressing questions, I'll start with this two-parter:   What's your favorite drug store nail polish shade AND which official mascot puppy is your favorite? Bonus/Extra Credit: What's it's name?
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HALL OF FAMER alexasteph / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm looking for a good concealer for my under eyes to go over the MUFE HD Concealer I use to color correct. Debating between Nars Radiant Creamy and YSL Touche Eclat. I ... see post
Toner and Cleanser recomendations?
I've been searching for the right cleanser and toner for my skin. I have normal to dry skin and most cleansers I've tried make my face feel sticky. I'm constantly buying new skincare and taking them back to the store. I'd like a cruelty free cleanser and toner that helps hydrate my skin.   Any help is greatly appreciated
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Q. Shattered Becca highlighter fix
I opened my opal highlighter to use today and found it completely shattered (except I didn't even drop it?). Does anyone have a way as to how I could fix this because homegirl isn't about spending another $50?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi emtac,    Sorry to hear this! I am going to send you a private message regarding this. Please check your inbox when you have a moment. Thank you.    Best, M... see post
The Deals To Good to Pass Up Deal Sharers Traveling Box
This Box is Closed!  There are 14 confirmed participants. Starting box contents have posted. It is on the move!   The waitlist (for possible future rounds) on this box is open to deal lovers who regularly contribute to the Deals Too Good to Pass Up Thread . I know some people are faster at sharing deals, so even those who contribute to conversations (I love reading the conversations almost as much as the deals) without posting deals are eligible. It does not matter if you're relatively new to the boards or trades (I am not looking at hearts or posting history) as long as you're active in the thread.   I'd like to consider this one a deal box. Regardless of how you came upon the deal (subscription box, kit, GWP, purchased it, etc) or what size it is (foil, deluxe, full-size, etc), it is ok as long as it is new.      Guidelines   Spoiler (Highlight to read) If you have contributed often, I will know who you are. I read all the main posts and most of the sub-posts. If I do not know who you are or you have not contributed enough, I will not hold a spot for you. My intent is to have a box where deal lovers share items they do not want with people who may have helped them score a deal at one time or another. If you have not discussed deals with others, there are a number of other boxes open right now.   Round one will be US only. If we have a round two, I will start the box in Canada as long as one of the Canadian members is willing to ship it back to US. Between Rounds, I will remove items people in the next round are not interested in (by posting and giving them three days to ask for what we keep inside) to make space in the box. I will either hold the items here until the end of all rounds and take them for donation then or take them after each round depending on what everyone prefers.    New items only unless you have a used or swatched item someone behind you is interested in. Make sure you post the possible item to the open board and wait for someone in the box to express interest before including it. I am donating to Shade Tree (a shelter for abused women and children) in Las Vegas, and they only accept new items. Please do not open or swatch anything you are not planning on taking. If you swatch it and see it is not for you, trade for it anyway. Hopefully, you can trade it with someone willing to take used items.   All new items are welcome from drugstore to high-end, because I've received all levels in kits, subscription boxes, GWP, and more. Trades should be fair. Try to swap in the same category: foil for foil, deluxe for deluxe, full-size for full-size, drugstore for drugstore, mid-range for mid-range, and high-end for high-end. Exceptions can be made for unicorns or trading a full-size item from a lower category for a deluxe. Example: if you take a deluxe mid range cream worth about $7, you can place a new, full-sized drugstore foundation worth $7-$10. They are short specifically on foundation, so I would prefer to see that whenever possible.  Only full-size items need a value placed on them when adding or removing to make sure anyone who removes them matches or exceeds their value. Deluxe samples and foils will not be valued unless the item is sold in deluxe/travel size like a Dual ended Bite Lipstick or 0.5oz GlamGlow, Exfolikate, etc. If the item is not sold in that size, trade it for a similar item.    While I do not personally like the idea of signing off on a trade, I think everyone should post their trades (with pictures and descriptions of the ins and outs), and give the other box participants 24 hours to bring any objections. If no one has any, your trade is approved and you are free to ship out. As such, members should check in once a day to have their voice heard. I think three business days with the box is fair, so I would appreciate anyone who needs longer send me and the person behind him/her a pm if s/he cannot send it by the end of the third day.   We will start with a medium USPS box, and I hope it never gets bigger than a large USPS box. You get $50 of free ins this way, so it is my preferred shipping method. If you choose not to ship through USPS, please check with the person you're shipping to first. If they are not home when the box arrives, they may want to coordinate another shipping address. Regardless of shipping method, a tracking number is required and must be shared either publicly to the thread or privately to me and the recipient.    Everyone should provide their name and address to the person in front of them and copy me on that pm, so I can have it as well.    I like the spreadsheet idea to track what is in the box, so I will probably ask everyone to add and remove their items to a Google Doc.   There is no specific buy-in per se, but I think all trades should be more valuable than what you're taking out. That way, the charity wins. Duplicates are okay (within reason). This box is going to charity, and some items may be welcome to multiple recipients. I'd rather not see 5 of the same item (unless it is foundation) or even 3 if the item is large.    If you are interested in round 2 (whether you were in round 1 or not), I can add Canadians to guaranteed spots (assuming someone is willing to ship back to the US) and Americans to waitlisted spots. If you have contributed often, I will know who you are. I read all the main posts and most of the sub-posts. If I do not know who you are or you have not contributed enough, I will not hold a spot for you. My intent is to have a box where deal lovers share items they do not want with people who may have helped them score a deal at one time or another. If you have not discussed deals with others, there are a number of other boxes open right now. Round one will be US only. If we have a round two, I will start the box in Canada as long as one of the Canadian members is willing to ship it back to US. Between Rounds, I will remove items people in the next round are not interested in (by posting and giving them three days to ask for what we keep inside) to make space in the box. I will either hold the items here until the end of all rounds and take them for donation then or take them after each round depending on what everyone prefers.  New items only unless you have a used or swatched item someone behind you is interested in. Make sure you post the possible item to the open board and wait for someone in the box to express interest before including it. I am donating to Shade Tree (a shelter for abused women and children) in Las Vegas, and they only accept new items. Please do not open or swatch anything you are not planning on taking. If you swatch it and see it is not for you, trade for it anyway. Hopefully, you can trade it with someone willing to take used items. All new items are welcome from drugstore to high-end, because I've received all levels in kits, subscription boxes, GWP, and more. Trades should be fair. Try to swap in the same category: foil for foil, deluxe for deluxe, full-size for full-size, drugstore for drugstore, mid-range for mid-range, and high-end for high-end. Exceptions can be made for unicorns or trading a full-size item from a lower category for a deluxe. Example: if you take a deluxe mid range cream worth about $7, you can place a new, full-sized drugstore foundation worth $7-$10. They are short specifically on foundation, so I would prefer to see that whenever possible. Only full-size items need a value placed on them when adding or removing to make sure anyone who removes them matches or exceeds their value. Deluxe samples and foils will not be valued unless the item is sold in deluxe/travel size like a Dual ended Bite Lipstick or 0.5oz GlamGlow, Exfolikate, etc. If the item is not sold in that size, trade it for a similar item.  While I do not personally like the idea of signing off on a trade, I think everyone should post their trades (with pictures and descriptions of the ins and outs), and give the other box participants 24 hours to bring any objections. If no one has any, your trade is approved and you are free to ship out. As such, members should check in once a day to have their voice heard. I think three business days with the box is fair, so I would appreciate anyone who needs longer send me and the person behind him/her a pm if s/he cannot send it by the end of the third day. We will start with a medium USPS box, and I hope it never gets bigger than a large USPS box. You get $50 of free ins this way, so it is my preferred shipping method. If you choose not to ship through USPS, please check with the person you're shipping to first. If they are not home when the box arrives, they may want to coordinate another shipping address. Regardless of shipping method, a tracking number is required and must be shared either publicly to the thread or privately to me and the recipient.  Everyone should provide their name and address to the person in front of them and copy me on that pm, so I can have it as well.  I like the spreadsheet idea to track what is in the box, so I will probably ask everyone to add and remove their items to a Google Doc. There is no specific buy-in per se, but I think all trades should be more valuable than what you're taking out. That way, the charity wins.Duplicates are okay (within reason). This box is going to charity, and some items may be welcome to multiple recipients. I'd rather not see 5 of the same item (unless it is foundation) or even 3 if the item is large.  If you are interested in round 2 (whether you were in round 1 or not), I can add Canadians to guaranteed spots (assuming someone is willing to ship back to the US) and Americans to waitlisted spots.     Participants   Spoiler (Highlight to read) *Number placement can be moved once we start if the dates require you to move as long as someone is able to switch with you or everyone is okay with removing you on your turn and adding you back in the next spot when you return.  Round One (US members only)  Confirmed* -(address received). Starting tracking -  9405909699937365301252 1 - laketom*  9505510842066063074582 2. - blondesluv2shop*  9405909699938282606239 3. - EvilLemons*  9505 5106 8926 6074 0422 94 4. - kateye7*  9405509699938311433784 5. - treecup*  9505 5000 2166 6088 0004 41 6. - Msena*  9505 5114 5077 6095 1672 43 7. - ElleElleG*  9505 5127 2246 6102 3030 16 8. - buggirl*  9505513482276110281778 9. - weeeeweeeeeee*  9405509699939886901586 10. - Moxiepancakes*  9505515219466117019379 11. - kelloua*  9405909699939912426180 12. - PumpkinSparkles*  9405803699300243950834 13. - nycmle*  9405803699300248351353 14. - petitesweetmom* 9405509699966681209 and 9405509699939966681216 Round Two -tenative (Only accepting Canadian requests right now but anyone can sign up for the waitlist on this round) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.     Waitlist Round Two 1. JGSFLA 2. imlostagain 3. kateye7 4. kelloua 5. busgirl 6. abbeyswihart 7. petitesweetmom *Number placement can be moved once we start if the dates require you to move as long as someone is able to switch with you or everyone is okay with removing you on your turn and adding you back in the next spot when you return. Round One (US members only) Confirmed* -(address received).Starting tracking - 94059096999373653012521 -laketom* 95055108420660630745822. -blondesluv2shop* 94059096999382826062393. -EvilLemons* 9505 5106 8926 6074 0422 944. -kateye7* 94055096999383114337845. -treecup* 9505 5000 2166 6088 0004 416. -Msena* 9505 5114 5077 6095 1672 437. -ElleElleG* 9505 5127 2246 6102 3030 168. -buggirl* 95055134822761102817789. -weeeeweeeeeee* 940550969993988690158610. -Moxiepancakes* 950551521946611701937911. -kelloua* 940590969993991242618012. -PumpkinSparkles* 940580369930024395083413. -nycmle* 940580369930024835135314. -petitesweetmom* 9405509699966681209 and 9405509699939966681216Round Two -tenative (Only accepting Canadian requests right now but anyone can sign up for the waitlist on this round)1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.  Waitlist Round Two1. JGSFLA2. imlostagain3. kateye74. kelloua5. busgirl6. abbeyswihart7. petitesweetmom  
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Okay, the list has been up about 24 hours. I am going to take everything in to the shelter tomorrow (instead of putting any desired items aside). I will start with all n... see post
little bumps around face
I have a lot of bumps around my face.. I'm not sure if they are all just clogged pores, but they have been getting more and more recently especially around my cheeks. Is it due to dirty makeup brushes-if I switched to just using the beauty blender would that make it better? as well, I use clay masks but they don't seem to make much of a difference. I use an oil cleanser, and exfoliate weekly. No matter how smooth my skin is, the bumps are always there
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BEAUTY WHIZ Insomniacmuffin / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I second this! I had a forehead like a Klingon because of bumps, and it cleared up once I started using a peel, within a few days!   If you aren't sure though.. there ... see post
Skin routine for oily skin
Hi! So I have VERY oily skin and was hoping to find advice to get clear skin. I often get acne but my biggest problem is acne scars and uneven skin tone (redness, etc). I also get a TON of oil on my face after a few hours, specially around my nose and chin. any advice on products or things I can do?
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BEAUTY SAVANT natalia15 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Even though you're oily, you have to moisturize to control it. Cleanser- Purity Made Simple Cleanser is amazing. It cleanses the skin very well and doesn't leave it fee... see post
Foundation/Found Color
OK I don't know if its just me or everyone is has issue find a foundation that not only feels great on their skin but also is the ACTUAL color OF THEIR SKIN! I live in a small town so it is extremely hard for me to find good high end foundations - we do have a Sears which has clinique, and Shoppers which has Nyx and smash box ext. But the problem comes with the undertones being too pink or too yellow! Benefits are ALL to yellow in their under tone, SmashBox is like pink on me, Clinique *which I own the Stay Matte in 08 Golden Neutral* isn't horrible in under tone but is a little to light for my skin! It also has been cracking and flaking through out the day and driving me nuts. I tried powders, creams, liquids, foams, sprays everything and anything to just try and get something that is natural looking but still hides everything i want.  Does anyone have any suggestions on what foundation they like, and how they found their color online? and how to match yourself as people who work in the beauty area's I'm in couldn't match me well at all!      Thanks xo ! 
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BEAUTY SAVANT natalia15 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I really like Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation. ".0" is a yellow undertone, ".25" is neutral, and ".5" is pink.   Dior nude air serum is also very good.   MUFE Stic... see post
Sensitive Skin
Are the Sephora brand over night mask or eye mask okay to use on sensitive skin? I really want to try one out but I'm afraid I might have a reaction. :/
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi cassiecakes,   It depends on your sensitivities but from what I've heard most people with sensitive skin are still able to comfortably use the Sephora Collection ... see post
Eyebrows
Hi, I am interested in purchasing the Anatasia Beverly Hills brow definer but I am unsure on which shade is best suited me and was wondering if you were able to help.
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BEAUTY GURU RachM89 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I know this is absolutely not helpful at all, but your brows look perfect and really well defined without using any product. But then again, I just always assume the onl... see post
Fragrance Junkie Central
I know there are a few of us on BT that are fragrance addicts, so I thought it would be nice to have a dedicated place where we can share our thoughts.   This is not to take away from the lovely What Are You Wearing Today, Fragrance Edition thread, but more a place to post longer reviews, chat about new brands or releases, and just shoot the breeze on anything good and smelly   For me, I recently acquired 2 new decants that I've been anxiously awaiting.  Ever since Lachaton mentioned that MMM was releasing a new scent called  By The Fireplace  I've been itching to get my hands on it.  My decant arrived yesterday, so I'm looking forward to marinating in it this weekend.  Secondly, I recently picked up a tiny sample of Shiseido Nombre Noir.  Apparently it is one of the most expensive failures in perfume history - made by Serge Lutens for Shiseido back in the 80s.  Of course, with a backstory like that, I was dying to get a sniff   What's new on your scent radar?  Do tell!    
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just pulled out my 'to retry' drawer this morning when I was looking for a specific something to retry.   i need to count it, but I'm estimating about 50 things in t... see post
Sephora Show & Tell - TDT: Sunday Riley Edition!

What’s your HG Sunday Riley Oil? Throw Down!

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