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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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starsandbucks
HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh look, another lip color I need to buy! Soooo beautiful. I'm phone posting or I'd gush more! see post
JoFitz
Skin care line for dry skin. (Cleanser, eye cream, moisturizer, toner)
I am looking for a skin care line that is easy and resolves issues with my very, very dry skin.  I am 66 years old and want something that is easy and does not take long to apply and use successfully.  Could you please give me some ideas?  While cost is not extremely important, I would like a product that is reasonable, not extravagant in the snout of money it takes to maintain the routine.  Please advise. 
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Another drugstore option Garnier Clean+ Nourishing Cleansing Oil   "Cleansing oil instantly dissolves impurities and long-wear makeup with no greasy residue. Skin Typ... see post
auggiemom
traveling this late summer/fall - what to bring?
We are going to Barcelona and Paris and Provence. Don't want to be loaded down with product. Dry/krepey eyes, 58 years old. What should I bring? I use everything- cleanser, serum, moisture with spf, light powder, concealer, liner, shadow, mascara, lipstick/gloss. Any eye shadow that's powder doesn't seem to work. Love the smaller, all in one kits yet they mostly feather pearly, sparkle shades that don't work. Fair skin, green eyes. HELP!
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love Hipquest's advice! I typically hoard deluxe and foil samples and they become my travel beauty items. For travel, I do a BB cream so I don't have yo prime my face.... 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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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I have like 6 targets near me and only 1 has them available for pick up and it's 20 minutes away see post
DTalksAll
Thoughts on Paula's Choice?
Do you agree with her views on skincare products?  I'm on a hunt for my Summer night serum & moisturizer. I think I'm going to purchase the Perricone Blue Plasma even though it stinks so bad of fish & I hate fish. I've been researching products a lot and one of the sites I was on was Paula's Choice. She is not a fan of the serum... Actually the more I read through her "beautypedia" reviews, it seems like she's not a fan of a lot of products. I also got a feeling she was mainly trying to push her own products and Olay.  Examples:  - She's against treatment cleansers since it's just "washed down the drain". I have to disagree with this. When I use a treatment cleanser, although they can be drying, I do see improvement in my breakouts.  - Witch Hazel is bad. I find witch hazel to be an important ingredient when choosing a toner. She think it's just as bad as alcohol if not worse.    Products she gave a "poor" rating to:  - Anthony Logistic's Glycolic cleanser got a poor rating because it doesn't contain any glycolic acid.  - doctor dennis gross's A/B pads since we can just skip step 2 by simply splashing water on our face to deactivate step 1.  - Dior Capture Totale One Essential Serum because it's not a "miracle serum" since it's primarily just "water, slip agents, and alcohol" - ExfoliKate - Just about every Ole Henriksen product I love   - Origins Checks & Balances, Charcoal Mask & every other decent product from them - Most Murad products   I do agree with a few points she makes, like companies need to stop putting active ingredients in clear vials so the sun doesn't break down the properties of the treatment. Also jar packaging is a big no-no for her. I understand that some creams are too thick to be put in a pump, but what about those airless jars that Bosica & Dermadoctor are using? I hate sticking my fingers in jars & the air does break down the active ingredients over time...  Overall though, I don't think I'll be going to her site when I'm researching a new product I want to try. 
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
On foundations that have good SPF, she says "This foundation’s rating is due to its overall performance rather than its SPF rating." But any foundation that DOESN'T have... see post
taylorlv
What is your all time favorite product that you would recommend to anyone?
IAmLadyLiterary
HALL OF FAMER IAmLadyLiterary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Naked Basics and either the Naked or Naked 3.  The reason I say Naked Basics is because it works with any other palette, I use it with the Naked 3 for more matte colours... see post
pinayprincess
Foundation shade help! High end & drugstore!
Hi girls! I need your help to find my shade in other full coverage foundations and concealer. I think Marc Jacob's gel genius foundation in 46 "Golden Deep" is perfect. So what other foundation / shade would be perfect or close to perfect? High-end and/or drugstore.       *please don't use the "color iq" I've tried it and found it inaccurate.       thanks!
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Valdeezie
BEAUTY MAVEN Valdeezie / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Try a wrist comparison. If the shade looks like the back of your wrist then try that color. Always works for me. see post
MissHaiL
Aug 3rd, Rouge Event Wishlist!
With the Rouge Event just around the corner, and money to be spent, heres my list!   My current  (it could grow) wishlist :   With so many holding off on purchasing, and the 4x point reward, I'd love to see what people have their eye on or what they plan on hauling at the event!    So....Whats on your list?!
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've used it to apply powder foundation to someone and it worked pretty well. It seems too dense for contouring and I struggle with it's concept b/c it looks like a fan ... see post
NikkiShops
Need to find my HG eyeshadow primer! Can you help? Here's the thing...
So I've been using Urban Decay Primer Potion (alternating between Original & Eden) for the last 5 years I'd say.   I'm starting to feel kind of unsatisfied by it.  The lasting power with it is phenomenal.  However, I have noticed it is not as easy to blend certain eyeshadows when I use it.  I alternated to using MAC's paint pot in Painterly which I love.  The problem with Painterly is, even though it does make a beautiful base and blending is a dream, it does not hold up well with my eyeshadow.  I have creasing and fading after just a few hours.  Just for reference, I'm using shadows by UD, MAC, Laura Mercier, MUG, etc. I guess I'm looking for the best of both worlds.  I'm looking for an eyeshadow primer that holds my eyeshadow in place all day while not changing the texture of my lids so I can still blend very easily.  I love the gradient eyeshadow looks!   Any tips or brands recommended?  I was thinking of trying the Nars eyeshadow primer but it's $25 a pop which is a little more than I'd like to spend.  I'll do it if I must, but I wanted to see what you lovely people had to say first!  :-D
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Valdeezie
BEAUTY MAVEN Valdeezie / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I love Smashbox's eye primer! I've tried UD and it's just okay. NARS was terrible in my opinion. NARS dried my lids to a painful point, I couldn't blend the shadow, and ... see post
HookedOnBeauty2
Is it bad to switch up skincare products often?
I often read that you have to use a product for X amount of days/weeks before you will start to notice a difference. Makes sense to me but I have tons of different brands mostly deluxe samples received as GWP, skin care sets or promo codes.   My routine is wash with Clarisonic, then apply toner, serum, eye cream, moisturizer and argan or maracuja oil (at night). My skin is normal for the most part with some dryness occasionally. When I shop for products I go for ones for dry skin and anti aging.   So is it bad that I use different brands every couple of days? What I mean by bad is.....is it a waste of product/time since Im not using it continuously like the instructions usually say to see results?   Hope this makes sense
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@comeoneileen88 "...Honestly, I think the switching for anti-aging products might be kind of wasteful money-wise if you're really looking to see results..."   I agree... 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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MlleCC
BEAUTY GURU MlleCC / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I love the new Kiss Kiss packaging!  I hear the formula is supposed to be different from that of the current Kiss Kiss line -- would love to know how the two compare!  :... see post
ilovetopurplefy
Sonia Kashuk 15 Year Anniversary Brush Set
  I don't know if any of you ladies know about this but Sonia Kashuk just came out with a LE 15 piece brush set in celebration of their 15th anniversary. I just picked up the last one in my town today during my lunch break. I personally think this is a steal. It is $40 at Target.   If you can find it, I suggest to get it right there and then because this set is sold out almost everywhere and each Target in the US and Canada each get 2 sets. Go on to Target's website and use the "find in a Target store" and click on "pick up in store" if it shows up to reserve it. Sonia Kashuk is trying to keep it in stock but it keeps selling out. This set will be available until October according to their customer service line.     If anyone wants to know how they perform, let me know and I will do a small review here on BT. 
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
No code is required. Just make sure you tell the employee that's ringing you up :) see post
GlamMomAngel
Deluxe and Foil Samples Traveling Box!
I posted a previous post about starting a traveling box with samples and deluxe samples and a few ladies were interested in doing one!  This is the 1st traveling box I am apart of and of course the 1st that I am starting.   So, we need to decide if we are going to do a medium or small flat rate box.     RULES  No used items.  No open items  DO NOT take more than you put in.  Let's keep this fun and fair  DO NOT take multiples of the same sample  PLEASE try not to keep the box more than 3 days  Make sure to send your address to the person listed above you  Once you send the box off, post the tracking number in this thread  ALL unused items allowed (well maybe not nail polishes if it will make the shipping costs go up)  Post a pic of what you take out, what you put in and what is left in the box before you send it off     THIS IS A DRAMA FREE BOX! We are going to have fun and try to keep this going as long as we can!   If you are interested in being in the box, I have a few spots left so post a pic of what samples you have in this thread to be added.   To start off, we are only going to have 10 people! 1. hollygohardly 2. MegEm 3.MLLECC 4. tessie84 5. Kittichick 6. NicoleFrat 7. NightKnight 8. Sweetxteeth 9. Nishcakes  10. BuxomBabe80
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MlleCC
BEAUTY GURU MlleCC / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Glad to see that some of my additions have made their way to you!  :)   I must be the only person on BT who still hasn't tried Bite -- I would've loved to be after you... see post
heartsmyface
Would you consider this palette hoarding?
I was at a friends last night and we ended up watching episode after episode of hoarders which was shocking and frightening at the same time.  Today I read a comment asking to see my makeup collection so I pulled out my palettes out of their respective drawers for a photo and realized I have more than I thought. Also I realized how anxious I was about my hubby coming up and seeing how many I own. needless to say, they went back very quickly!  I'm wondering if this is too many or if I'm just sitting pretty. I do use them all save for the nars ones.  how many palettes do you own? do you use them all?   
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
That's awesome! Favorite place ever.  see post
OzMaven
I'm Clueless! Regimen/Product Recommendation Expertise Please
Hi everyone:   Here's why I desperately need advice, in bulleted form for those of you that like to "scan"   I've always been a <gasp!> Cetaphil (with Clarisonic) followed by Oil of Olay and sunscreen kind of girl with my skin Good genes have allowed it, but 40 is looming in a matter of days and I'm out of denial about the crow's feet.  I have no idea what I'm looking for--would love your advice and recommendations!  Want to purchase at Sunday's Rouge event   My skin: I'm very fair/"Irish" skinned, but not particularly sensitive.  Still, good sunscreen in the morning is important Combination: T-Zone super oily/borderline greasy by noon despite products to mattify, and the rest is normal but dry in winter I do get occasional breakouts but it's not the main concern I do have dark circles, but full coverage concealer keeps them in check so a perk to address, but not top of the list Looking for products to address fine lines and "preserve" my skin.  Improved texture a plus. Need products for my neck too--surprisingly it is aging faster than my face Need a SIMPLE regimen---everything needed but nothing more to start. I'm used to a simple 2 step wash and slather so this is a big step!  Budget isn't a major issue other than the first purchase all at once. (Rouge member = embarrassing spending on make up)   Let me know if I've missed any required details, and I'm so looking forward to your shared knowledge and loved products!   Thanks,   Karen  
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comeoneileen88
BEAUTY BUFF comeoneileen88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The best skin care regimen consists of a basic cleanser, a serum, an eye cream, a moisturizer, a retinol product, SPF, and some sort of weekly mask/peel/exfoliation trea... see post
ilovemakeup125
how to do an easy smokey eye
I would really like to know how to do a simple smokey eye look. I have tried multiple times but i cant seem to get it. Is there any advice or tips you can give me??
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ilovemakeup125
ilovemakeup125 / NEWCOMER / replied
ok thank you i will try it    see post
End0ra
A Hack for the new Benefit They're Real eyeliner
So I see that a lot of folks are not liking this new eyeliner, mainly because the formula is so dry that it doesn't go on smoothly.  I tried this little trick this morning and it improved things greatly.   The trick is gentle heat.  You could probably just give the pen a little blast with a hairdryer, but mine wasn't handy so this is what I did.   Make sure lid is screwed on nice and tight Place pen tip side down in a mug of hot tap water for about a minute Prep the tip by wiping it clean with a tissue dipped in the hot water and cleaning off any old product Twist and do a couple of test swipes on the back of your hand Ready to go It improves performance quite a bit, as the indirect heat softens the formula just enough.  The downside to it is that it can be a little wasteful, as the heat will push out more product than you probably want.  But I figure it's not as wasteful as having a $25 eyeliner sitting there that's impossible to use AMIRITE?  
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End0ra
BEAUTY GURU End0ra / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Well, it's not really, but yeah.  I won't be buying it again.  Here I was thinking it would be great because the product is encased in an airtight pen so wouldn't go dry... see post
katimae
Q. tightlining?
What exactly is tightlining?
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BellaKroll2
BEAUTY WHIZ BellaKroll2 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. I have to comment on this because tightlining thoroughly confuses me! The feature I hate on me the most is my small eyes so anything to make them pop is something I will... see post
makeuppiggy
Q. what do you think of They're Real! Mascara by benfit
does it really do what it says it does thx 
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tenngal
HALL OF FAMER tenngal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, makeuppiggy.  I recently tried a sample of that mascara and wasn't super-impressed with it.  I definitely wasn't impressed enough with it to buy a tube when my sampl... see post
Valdeezie
BareMinerals Foundation!
So I've always used their matte loose foundation and while I love it I'm looking for something less "cakey" now with more of a beautiful sheer finish for my daily look.   I've tried their new Skin Brightening Liquid Foundation and it just makes me look old since it settles into my lines and pores. I wish that one worked out because the brightening concept was pretty awesome  : (   I see they have this "Ready" foundation? What are your thoughts on this foundation? Seems like it has good reviews but how does it compare to their loose foundations? Would you use the loose mineral veil with it or the matching Ready Veil?
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with the Ready foundation--I recently got some and love it! I particularly like that you can adjust the amount of coverage by varying the brush you use--a big fl... see post
brittieeee
Looking for a Retinol Treatment (yes my first!)
I am looking some retinol treatment now that my BDAY is coming up and I will be soon officially be in my late twenties.  UGH.  So far the  BE from Sephora gave me samples from REN and Philosophy's "Help Me".  I liked the REN better because I thought I felt improvement and the Help Me just doesn't feel as strong enough compared to the Ren. My skin is "normal" neither dry nor oily but I have been having some acne lately which is quite odd since I thought I was over that (stress, hormones?? IDK)  and price point isn't really an object (I use La Mer daily lol) plus 4x points next week YAY!   Thanks for your help and suggestions!!
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comeoneileen88
BEAUTY BUFF comeoneileen88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
My favorite retinol treatment is the Skin Medica formula.  It comes in three different strength levels (.25%, .5%, and 1%).  I'm in my mid-twenties and I've been using t... see post
angiecd
Eyeshadow brushes
I am wondering what the best eyeshadow brushes are for all the different purposes and if there are any sets that are the best
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comeoneileen88
BEAUTY BUFF comeoneileen88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I second the Natural Resources: Everyday Eye Brush Set! The set is a great value plus it comes with brush cleansing wipes and a tutorial sheet explaining how to use the ... see post
andyhtrieu
oily and dehydrated
I always knew that my skin is oily, but I think my skin is also dehydrated....because I rarely drink water.. heheh.   I did a search and a lot of people recommended drinking more water (duh), Clinique Moisture Surge, and Korres Greek Yogurt Moisturizing Face Cream. Is there anything else that you can recommend?
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sace021
BEAUTY PRO sace021 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Be careful with this, though.  The amount of electrolytes in coconut water far exceeds what you would get in a few bottles of Gatorade.  These amounts of electrolytes sh... see post
bitesandkisses
Q. I am gothic but have a hard time getting a gothic look with eyeshadow.
I can't seem to get the gothic look right. I am pretty makup impared and I am looking for help on how to get the eye makeup just right.
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UnnyxGrell
SCENE QUEEN UnnyxGrell / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / answered
A. Black eyeliner is a must.  I use pencil because I'm allergic to one of the ingredients in liquid, but I do believe Kat Von D's liquid liner is supposed to be good.  I al... see post
js3352js
Skincare line WITHOUT soy ingredients for sensitive skin ?
I have mature, sensitive skin, prone to redness, broken capillaries, large pores.  My oncologist told me to not use products containing soy.  Can anyone suggest some products for cleansing, moisturizing and treating my skin issues that do not contain soy products?  I was looking at the First Aid line but could not tell if it contained soy.
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js3352js
SIGHTSEER js3352js / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Thanks for the suggestions!  I'll look at these options and see what my doctor thinks. see post
Bridgeos
Dry, eczema ridden skin
I have extrememely dry skin, that suffers from eczema at times. What makeup and/or skin care regime would you recommend? Or do you know of anyone that has some beneficial advice regarding this skin type?
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't have eczema, but I'm very sensitive. When my skin can't tolerate anything comfortably I go back to Aveda beautifying oil - it's natural oils, can be used body/fa... see post
leopardprint
Glamglow Power Mud & Chanel at Costco!
Just a quick FYI to anyone with a Costco membership; the store near me (Fremont CA to be exact) has Glam Glow Power Mud for around $36. This is the newer mud-oil hybrid deep cleansing treatment.  Also, to, and more exciting to me, this Costco also has Chanel nail polish!  The price on the nail polish was $20 or so IIRC? Shades included Jade Rose (pale peachy pink), a red and a warm grey (sorry, don't recall the name) and Vertigo, a shimmery dark taupe brown.  Vertigo came home with me.  Whoohoo for Costco! I had no idea they carried prestige brands, it was my first trip there ever. 
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MarciaBrady
BEAUTY PRO MarciaBrady / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Awwww…don't give up on it yet! Maybe try a shimmery topcoat with it? see post
ashleenicoleex3
Still Having Problems with Lipstick Application :(
I made a post last week about need a solution to my lipstick application problems but nothing is working still. I took mostly everyones advice and it still isn't working. Every time I put on lipstick it still always settles into my lip lines. I prime my lips with the Bite Beauty Lip Primer and then I line my lips with a lip liner and apply my lipstick of choice and it still settles into my lip lines. I exfoliate my lips but it still doesn't help. Is there anything else I can do?
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have recently been using the FAB Ultra Repair Lip Therapy, and i rarely have to use a lip scrub now! It is super moisturizing--no petrolatum, it is more like lotion fo... see post
Tirah
Is my concealer too light?
Urban Decay's Naked foundation in 4.0 is an almost perfect match to my skin. I chose the concealer pencil in FBI for my dark circles. The concealer covers the circles but I look like I'm wearing red eyeliner all around my water line like I just spent the night crying my eyes out. Am I going too light with my color choice or do I need a color corrector instead?
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Tirah
Tirah / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks, will definitely try it. see post
dolly713
How to make lips apper larger?
Blah134500
SCENE QUEEN Blah134500 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Okay so here are some of MY favorite tips in plumping up my lips.   -When lining your lip try going a smidge, just a SMIDGE outside the lines, this tip is quite tricky... see post