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gmoss90
so what's the difference between the two Guerlain Meteorites?
I noticed there's one in 3 different shades for $60 and one for $70 with a pouf.  What's the difference and which one does a super fair girl like me need?
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spoiledbrat
HALL OF FAMER spoiledbrat / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
gmoss, to answer some of your questions:   Besides price, the difference is also amount of product. The $70 Perles du Paradise are 1.86 ounces and the $60 meteorites c... see post
Cupcakecandy
New Becca Products!
It's not letting me post pictures-whyyyy???? Anyway, there is a new eyeshadow palette and the Rose Gold SSP in Liquid Form out! Yay! I really want to compare swatches between the pressed and liquid. The palette is all matte and really pretty, but the last three colors look pretty similar. There's info. and pictures on Temptalia if you want to go see, but the pictures are not uploading...
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sephoraadmin2
Bite Beauty Best Bite Set
We swatched Bite Beauty's Best Bite Set to see how the color looked on different skintones. What do you think?   Do you have a swatch of this set? Post a pic in the thread below!   Shop this set: http:// seph.me/1bhXhbo
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is an old post but does a mod know when rambutan gloss will be back? I keep getting the emails but by the time I get online to order, it's gone. And a lot of shades... 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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andreabonder
BEAUTY GURU andreabonder / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
What is it now- 3rd?, 4th day in a row wearing Chrysalis? I regret nothing. & Lolita as usual... 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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HookedOnBeauty2
BEAUTY GURU HookedOnBeauty2 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
More orders arrived. Sometimes I ask myself do I really need all this stuff, probably not but I love it all :)   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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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You can always add lemon, orange, cucumber to water..even crystal light (and store brands) sells individual take-with-me powder sticks that you just mix with water..poof... see post
Heatoyos1
Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil For Tightlining
I'm currently looking for the best waterproof pencil eyeliner for tightlining my upper and lower waterline--I'd like to stay within about a $22 budget. (I do not want to use liquid eyeliners, or eyeliners in a pot.)    My face perspires easily, especially during the summer, so even waterproof eyeliners bleed and smudge underneath my eyes--even when I use Benefit Stay Don't Stray primer below my eyes.   I have tried Urban Decay's 24/7 waterproof eyeliner and Sephora's waterproof eyeliner, and both bled terribly. It does not look professional, and I hate having to constantly wipe off the smudges in the restroom--which is probably not great for the delicate under-eye area.    I am thinking about trying MUFE's Aqua Eyes, or possibly Tarte SmolderEYES. Any other suggestions for around $22 or so?       **There was a best waterproof eyeliner pencil question from 2010, so I thought I would start a newer discussion
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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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cdani
SIGHTSEER cdani / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
It seems she only gives best reviews for products with ether green tea or chamomile (what she calls antioxidants and soothing agents) in them, both of which cause me to ... see post
NerryBean
hi everyone! ! any suggestions for reducing or eliminating stretch marks?
dejena
BEAUTY BUFF dejena / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
They're tiger marks! :) see post
kldavis03
Luminizer help! My fav is MIA and I'm looking for replacement suggestions.
I used to use LORAC PERFECTLY LIT OIL-FREE LUMINIZING POWDER in Spotlight - it's sold out everywhere - and I've heard rumors it is being discontinued.  I realize Sephora no longer carries the line and Kohls now does, but again, I can't find my fav luminizer anywhere.  Ugh!!!!  I need some Sephora help!  Pretty please!  I have a medium colored skin tone (yellow undertones) so gold tones tend to look more natural than pink ones - need recommendations on what other options to try to replace my old fav product.  I have tried a bunch of things thus far and haven't had a lot of luck.  I don't want anything too glittery.... help... And thanks in advance!
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coincoin
BEAUTY MAVEN coincoin / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
my faves: -becca shimmering skin perfector in opal and moondust -ambient lighting powder. ( u should try the palette to start with) -kevyn aucoin celestial powder in ... see post
Deebi
contouring
I want t to start contouring my face but want to make sure I buy the best products for my skin type. I am over 50 Latina with a round face medium/light complexion with yellow undertones. I wear Mac NO 25 foundation and have T zone oily SKIN. Smash Box contouring kit has been recommended.
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coincoin
BEAUTY MAVEN coincoin / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
If you can get your hands on anastasia beverly hills contouring kit, u should get that.  the kit is awesome. see post
tessie84
Is anyone else loving the Givenchy Fall 2014 Collection?
Saw Temptalia's post a couple of days ago on the Givenchy Fall collection for this year, and it's all so beautiful -- from the packaging to the colors. I mean, look at the burgundy leather encasement for the Le Rouge lipsticks! However, the only one I will probably get is the Blush Memoire De Forme Pop Up Jelly Blush in Rose Extravagant -- am I crazy to want to drop $37 on a blush?! :-\ Yikes... However, I feel that between the color and the packaging, it's something that I can admire for a while...as long as it doesn't dry up at some point.   From Make Up 4 All blog   From Fashion Trend Seeker    
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tessie84
BEAUTY MASTER tessie84 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Maybe contact customer service? 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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laynebr
BEAUTY GURU laynebr / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I guess they heard me complaining about 2 weeks shipping because surprisingly enough it gets here on monday!! excited to play with these new goodies :) 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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LivDamaris
Can you over moisturize your face?
I just recently started washing my face everyday.  It's horrible, but I guess I never had to wash it as much.  Now that I am washing, applying moisturizer, putting on makeup, and then removing it it is a lot for my skin.  I have noticed my skin feels almost oily--but doesn't look oily. I apply moisturizer AM and PM is it being over moisturized? 
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coincoin
BEAUTY MAVEN coincoin / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
How much moisturizer do you put each time? I wash my face twice a day too, but I use different lotion for day and night.  For day time , I actually use something lighter... see post
infinitise
Boscia's luminizing black mask
I've recently been on a hunt for a clay mask to combat the pores, black heads, and deep cleansing and have fallen in love with the results Boscia's black mask gave   but I've found the peeling off process to be very irritating and reddening (?).. but otherwise its "just right"  does anyone have tips/tricks to use this in a less irritating but still get as much benefit? 
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I never found that mask to be irritating..however I only use where needed, and a thinish layer. To get off, I roll the edge of the area to get it started then it peels. ... see post
blackunicorn
High-end products with an excellent value (The Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil)
I recently bought the HOURGLASS Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, because of the great reviews. I was going through a Brow Wiz way too quickly. When I found out the Hourglass pencil is 0.014oz, for $32 ($37CAD), compared to 0.003oz $21($27) for the Brow Wiz, I was sold. If you compare the 2, the brow wiz is so much more expensive! You would pay $98 ($126 CAD) for the same amount of product! I even compared it with drugstore products and it's still a better value.   So, my question is, do you have any other go-to products that you think have such a great value? 
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starsandbucks
HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Moisturizer Gel-Cream. It's $68 but you only need the smallest of small little dabs here and there to cover your whole face, so a whole jar ... see post
lafoss
help cover deep scars pock type I recently had scar revision and scar got bigger
I need a good foundation with heavy coverage I am getting married in 2 weeks.  I have some scars on my face and recently has scar revision that went bad and have bigger pock like scars.  What are my best options ?
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Hi! What skin type do you have? Dry, normal, combination, oily? Do you have sensitive skin?   see post
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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laynebr
BEAUTY GURU laynebr / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks Andy! I just got these Loving them so far! see post
beauty4ashes
Glasses & Make-Up
Do you wear your make-up differently if you're wearing glasses vs. contact lenses?  What do you do differently with glasses? (the entire face, not just the eyes)                  
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laynebr
BEAUTY GURU laynebr / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I wear glasses! These in particular I try to focus more on my bottom lashes since when I wear them I feel like my eyeshadow can't really be seen well. Nothing like ... see post
sweetheartfrost
Wanted: Eyebrow Brush
What brush would you recommend for crisp lines? I use the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade and the #12 brush. But I find that the brush is still thick and creates rough edges. I would love a very crisp, thin angled brush to make application smoother.  I would love to check out any recommendations.  xo
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mpas
BEAUTY BOSS mpas / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I use the ABH mini brush #7.  It's so thin it really allows me to control the product and make the finest lines. I love it.    http://www.sephora.com/mini-duo-angled-s... see post
lilmissmodel14
AUGUST APPRECIATION: BEAUTY INSIDER/VIB/VIB ROUGE ?
Hi all ! I know that August is one of the best times to shop at Sephora because of the great perks, extra points and all those goodies. Has anybody heard anything about this yet? Any posters or in-store sightings? I'm so excited and we're one week away and I haven't heard anything yet! Ah !!! Doesn't 2x, 3x, or 4x (depending on membership) sound awesome? I really hope that Sephora hasn't forgotten...Hoping for bigger and better things this year, not to say that last years wasn't too shabby itself.    Let's end this with a question: Q: What was your favorite perk/part/time of August Appreciation Month?    My answer: I love the whole month, even though promos change weekly, I loved the VIB Bag w/samples and the 3x points, pretty sweet
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annekevdb
HALL OF FAMER annekevdb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have been holding off for months and months on purchases for a good GWP., Looking forward to this one.   see post
AKK813
Age Spots
I have horrible age spots and some scars on my legs. What can I do to cover them. I don't want a tan or bronzer - just need to make some of them disappear.
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toxictwin
BEAUTY BUFF toxictwin / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I use philosophy Vitamin C powder. I mix it in a moisturizer and my dark spots have lightened considerably. It also helps fine lines.  http://www.sephora.com/turbo-boos... see post
gingaaa
Ebates is 8% cash back today!
Time to take advantage of some cash back!  Unfortunately, as I was pulling up the Sephora page via Ebates, my item went OOS.  Heartbroken, since it's something I had been waiting for   ...try, try again! 
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IowaHawkeye
With Chemotherapy what is the best product to help with the skin burns.
DiVWA
BEAUTY MASTER DiVWA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Try to get the prescription form of the silver cream that's used for third-degree burns. I used this years ago when I had a third-degree burn and it's super soothing and... see post
chlotam
UD Perversion Mascara: Collective Thoughts?
So my UD Perversion Mascara and Primer came in the mail today, and so far, I really like it! While it doesn't quite compare to my HG YSL BabyDoll, it does give some nice volume (especially when layered over  the primer) and lengthens my lashes quite a bit. Plus the packaging is gorgeous, all though not quite what I would call perverse lol. Anyone else tried it yet? Thoughts? Pictures?
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow!  That mascara looks great on both of you!  I have to admit I have been skeptical about the quality of this mascara.  But seeing your pictures and reading your comme... see post
Annettecat
Has anyone tried the new Milani bella eyes gel powder eyeshadows?
Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @SuzeAlex !  Can you post swatches? see post
BeautyIsPassion
HYDRATION!!!.....while using Retin A
Im currently on my 3rd week using Retin A and my skin has become dry and flakey. Apparently this is normal until my skin adjust to the retin. Im seeking an affordable cleanser (preferably cream based), i also need a good SPF moisturizer. I have to stay away from anything citrus in order not to irritate my skin (while on retin citrus and alcohols can irritate and cause bad redness). Also, i prefer something with minimal alcohol in the products. I cant afford to lose anymore hydration lol. I cant wait until my "Ugly" phase is over. Only 3 weeks in and my skin is almost acne clear. Im hoping the dreadful 4-6 weeks horror stories of purging does NOT come my way, Id really appreciate any suggestions from my fellow beauties.
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PrettyLittleDr
BEAUTY WHIZ PrettyLittleDr / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Oh oh, I too use Retin A and always wait for these type of Qs so I can share my discoveries with others :)   1. First off, are you using Retin A or Retin A Micro?? If ... see post
m3rma1d
Eyeshadow Palette "Recipe" Swap!
Calling all palette addicts! Considering a LOT of us all have the same ones, let's swap some of our best "recipes"! I do with some non BT friends and we have a blast. It's just a great way to get and share ideas or try something you might not have thought of! It's also fun to see how the same thing can look different on someone else.      Urban Decay Naked Inner & outer lid: Gunmetal Center lid: Sidecar Crease: Buck Browline/Inner eye: Sin Lower lash line: Gunmetal   Urban Decay Naked 2 Inner lid: Verve Outer lid: Pistol Crease: Busted Browline/Inner eye: Booty Call   Urban Decay Naked 3 Center lid: Trick Inner and outer lid: Factory Crease: Liar Browline/Inner eye: Strange Too Faced Chocolate Bar Inner lid: Creme Brulee Outer Lid: Cordial Cherry Crease: Black Forest Truffle Browline/Inner eye: Champagne Truffle
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am going to try your Naked 2, Naked 3, and Chocolate Bar recipes soon.  I am slightly indifferent toward 2, so I have not talked myself into buying 1.  I did recently ... see post
gmoss90
Share your best recipe!!!
Wouldnt it be great to have your own recipe box of great looks from eye pallets just like a cooking recipe box?  When you want a certain look,bam!  Pull the recipe!!! Share your best look, and name the colors/pallets by name!  Come on girls, share your best!!
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gmoss90
BEAUTY PRO gmoss90 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Kinda new to the thread.  Just thot it would be fun.  Great minds think alike!!;-) see post