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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 notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The year is not over.  It is done twice a year and will probably be back in October.  May is the spring staple, but the fall usually alternates between October and Novem... see post
Acne scarring
Hi guys! Okay i know i've asked this before previously but i have some photos to show what my scarring is like. it's mainly around my chin area and my forehead. can somebody help me on how i can maybe reduce the appearance of them and also give any tips about the spots on my forehead? they never go away they're just there ALL the time. ( obviously i am makeup free in these photos to show the scarring/spots etc. )and they look worse with makeup on etc. any advice would be really helpful! thank you  
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BEAUTY BUFF mimi223 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hello :) You have gorgeous skin! What you have, is known as "post inflammatory hyperpigmentation". Scarring is a bit different and much harder to deal with. Pockmarks ar... see post
Sensitive Acne Prone Skin
Trying to find an acne treatment that will not dry out my super sensitive and dry skin.  I occasionally get eczema on my face and anything I use to treat that causes even more acne on top of the eczema.  
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I really like the Boscia line. It's effective but very gentle on the skin. I like the Black Mask, Clear Complexion Treatment, and the Black Hydrating Gel. see post
What's the best acne care product?
Hi! I have always been searching for the best acne product. I have a terrible sensitive skin to the point of frustation. I have tried from Clinique to what most people said as their holy grail, GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD. They did not work on me.    I am currently using the origins scne treatments along with its zero oil, cleaner, toner, moisturizer and mask for about weeks or so? But I can't find any improvement at all. I was thinking to buy bosica, but I am still not sure. What is the best acne care product should I use? I'm 19 y/o, with combination skin type. Thank you in advance!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AliciaJessie,   Do you know what your skin is sensitive to in particular? If sensitivity is a big issue visiting a dermatologist would probably be helpful! Additi... see post
Acne
I have suffered from acne since I was a freshman in high school. I am now a sophomore in high school. I have moderate acne with much redness and just a little scaring. I am tired of nothing working. Does anyone have suggestions?
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Just save yourself the trouble and go to a dermatologist instead of experimenting and spending money on these expensive products. Assuming you don't have a whole lot of ... see post
What makeup and skincare products should I try?
I have been using It Cosmetics Makeup and the Murad Acne Starter Kit for more than two months. I have oily skin and most of my acne is on my cheeks and jawline. The Murad stuff seems to work a bit, but the acne isn't going away (one blemish turns into post-acne, and another pops up). What am I missing here?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @leigh21,   I've tried a few Murad products, and unfortunately, none of them worked well with my skin ): I've been using the Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur ... see post
How to properly use prescription acne cream in a skincare routine
Hello!   To start off, I'm 24 and have dealt with acne since my early teenage years. I have combination oily skin,as well as some redness. I've been on acne medication since I was 17 (orally I take minocycline and also use a topical combination of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin). Because the topical medication is very drying, I only use it at night before bed. At night, unless doing a mask, exfolation, or a peel, I simply remove my makeup, cleanse, and apply my acne cream. I feel as if my skin has become stagnant and isn't really improving with all of the skincare products I feel I've invested in. I also can't seem to figure out when to apply a night moisturizer (before or after my acne cream?) nor have I found one that doesn't make me break out.   Any advice on new products, or suggestions in rearranging my routine are highly appreciated! If it helps, here's my current routine:   AM routine - - wash face with hands and warm water (I have found using a cleanser in the AM makes me oilier faster) - Lush's Breath of Fresh Air toner water - Mario Badescu oil-free moisturizer - Smashbox color adjusting primer   PM routine -  - remove makeup with Elf's cleansing cloths - cleanse with Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel (sometimes I'll use Fresh's soy cleanser for a more genlte cleanse) - benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin acne cream * on alternating nights I will exfoliate with Lush's ocean salt or use Glossier's mega greens mask. I also recently have been experimenting with peels and have enjoyed them thus far, but am not religious enough with them to notice a difference.   Again, any advice or recommendations are super appreciated! Thanks in advance <3   P.S. As for product recommendations, I will only use those that are cruelty free.   
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SPECIAL GUEST ostark / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you all for your opinions! I got a sample of the Josie Maran Argan oil light and have been trying that at night. So far I like it! I will try some of your recommen... see post
breakouts with my 30th birthday!
I recently turned 30 (yikes!) For two or so years I have been noticing breakouts on a regular basis; mainly chin or forehead area. I do touch my face often at work, but I wash my hands constantly. I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin, and cannot use anything with soap, dyes, sacylic acid, etc. I have tried a lot during my 20's as a trial and error basis, and the only thing that seems to work is Aveeno calming wash. When I say my skin sucks, it does, and everything makes it irritated. I am ok with that, but need a spot treatment or a wash I use on a weekly/monthly basis. help!! Thanks!
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IT GIRL Boadicea / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I have heard good things about Drunk Elephant. I also turned 30 and have oily skin that is sensitive. I just ordered their Juju Bar, but I have not tested it yet to tell... see post
I Have Bad Acne Dry Oily Skin
 I   have bad ance where it goes all over my face and neck, my worst parts are my neck and forehead, i have dry skin bad acne flakyness on my forehead, I been using this clay mask it doesnt seem to work it makes my forehead even dryer stopped using it. i have oily skin. Even with my oily skin i still have the flaky dryness on my forehead n my cheek, i just dont get it i was looking at the bosica masks (i think i spelt it right), i dont know if those are good for my skin or are there any other products are good for my oily bad ance dry skin... i also tend to pick my dry forehead... PLEASE HELP ME!?!?!?! I am only 19 years old too
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BEAUTY WHIZ Daskala78 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I suffered from very bad acne from 12 years old to 28 years old (I'm now in my 30s).  I tried everything, and ultimately, it came down to changing my diet and drinking w... see post
Return open product policy
Hello! I've made a purchase today, when i arribed home i try one of the creams and i didn't like ir, it is too geasy for my skin. Can i exchange it for another product if its opened? I do have my recipe with me. Its form south beach store. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, you can.    Whatever you choose to exchange it for, it might be helpful to sample the product in store prior to purchasing to ensure that it meets your expectatio... see post
Why do I have large pores in only one area?
I have what seems to be large pores over one eyebrow/lower forehead area.  Does waxing cause this?  Not sure how to treat this. 
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BEAUTY BUFF Timelesskdd / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thank you, this is helpful.  I appreciate your response.  ; ) see post
What anti-aging cream to use at my age?
I recently turned 21 this month. But I see my family members and genetically we age very badly at a very young age. I know we cant stop aging, but I would at least like to slow it down.    What regime would best suit my age? I don't want to use retinol or anything like that. I already moisturize every morning. But besides that, any recommendations? I notice fine lines on my forehead and around my lips. Thanks!  
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BEAUTY GURU pixiedust2 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I third the sunscreen. I started wearing it at age 12 and I'm 44 now.  I easily pass for early thirties.  I barely have a line on my face and I know it's because of dili... see post
Let's talk about Charlotte Tilbury..
I already have the Filmstar bronze & glow palette but looking into some of her other products.   Does anyone have any experiences they would like to share esp with her Light Wonder Foundation, her blush and the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder? I'm interested in getting these three things but still on the fence about taking the plunge!    Please let me know, many BTers opinions have helped me out on products before Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
They were giving away sample sets in color ranges, placed like an order but zero cost. The info page still exists:  TILBURY TRY-ON: LIGHT WONDER   see post
Bad experiences in Sephora?
Just wanted to create a forum where everyone can vent and am also curious as to how bad it can get or if I'm the only one that feels angry and embarrassed after leaving my local Sephora for being treated badly. Please feel free to share your stories!
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BEAUTY PRO Samtian / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Kind of a funnyish story. Today I went into out new Sephora inside JCP. Been open maybe a week. Only two people were working and one was helping a lady, the other was th... see post
awful acné scarring
what can i do or what product may i purchase  to effectively remove acné sacas and hyperpigmentation?
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BEAUTY SAVANT desertgirl501 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Did you use the entire regimen or just the one Obagi product?   I've used a couple of the Obagi products in the past, however, it was only the cleanser and the toner. ... see post
Having color dilemmas again
Do you all have a preference between these two pics?
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BEAUTY BUFF RainbowRae / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
If you are trying to just please others you will always be unhappy. Do what makes you happy. Sometimes figuring out what will make you happy in the end is a process. You... see post
Eve lom sunscreen
Does anyone ever tried this sunscreen? Is it worth the price?
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BEAUTY SAVANT Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
You're welcome! :-) It works very good for my combination skin, so that's a plus for me!;-) see post
Blemish serum recommendations?
I'm looking for something extra to apply to my facial routine to help dodge blemishes and maintain a clear complexion. Any spot treatment I've given a try hasn't worked in the slightest so I figured I would try another approach. Have any of you tried a blemish serum or have any ideas of products that are most effective?   Thanks in advance!!
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BEAUTY MASTER HarlemJPN / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I'd add Paula's Choice BHA exfoliant to your routine. I don't think a serum is necessarily the best way to go.    Having said (written?) that, I think the Drunk Elepha... see post
looking to tweak my skincare routine. 24/combo/acne, pores, redness
Hi,   I'm looking to tweak my current skincare regimen. I'm 24 years old. As a teenager I never really had problems with my face, other than a random pimple here or there. But now I have pimples all over my forehead, down the sides of my temples, a couple on my cheeks close to my nose, and on my chin. My skin is combo. My T-zone is a bit oily and it shines. My cheeks are normal to dry. My main concerns are the pimples, my huge freaking pores, and the redness associated with post-zits.   In the last week I've been tweaking my routine and I find my skin has been improving. I think I'm using the masks too often as now my cheeks are getting really dry in some areas and they weren't before.    A lovely SA suggested that I add the Glamglow Supermud Cleanser, their masks, the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster, and an Ole Henriksen moisturizer (I forget the name and it wasn't clear on the sample).   So my current skincare regimen is as follows:   *Note, I don't have an AM routine. I usually just rinse off last's nights creams, apply a primer and do my makeup. I've been thinking of adding an AM routine lately but I'm not sure.   **PM Routine: I remove my makeup using Philosophy's Purity Cleanser. I use Neutrogena's Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover for whatever eye makeup didn't come off. When I don't wear makeup I would use Boscia's Detoxifying Black Cleanser but now I've switched that out for Glamglow's Supermud Cleanser .   If I'm doing a mask or exfoliation, here is where I'll do it. Before the tweak I had been using MAC's Mineralize Volcanic Ash Exfoliator . Once a week I use Boscia's Luminizing Black Mask .   Since the tweak, I haven't used the MAC exfoliator and I've been using both the Glamglow Youthmud and Supermud masks every other day together. On the other day I would use Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask .   As a toner I use Boscia's Clear Complexions Tonic .   I've recently added a serum, Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Vitamin C Collagen Booster .   Then I apply Boscia's No Pores No Shine T-Zone Treatment .   For a moisturizer, I was using Philosophy's Hope In A Jar  for winter and in the summer I use Boscia's Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel . Now, I'm trying out the Ole Henriksen one that was recommended to me. When my cheeks are really dry I use Glamglow's Thirstymud mask .   For an eye cream, I'm not using anything special, just going through the tons of eye cream samples that I have.   And finally I apply The Body Shop's Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion .   I was thinking of adding more things from Boscia's Clear Complexion line. I've also heard good things about Murad, Ole Henriksen, and Fresh.    So I'm just looking for suggestions on products I can add to my routine based on my skincare needs. Also I'm not sure where to start with a morning routine.   Thanks!    
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FeatherDoll / FRESH FACE / replied
Simple is best.  Use acne.org products.  I use the set of three and use the aha for clearing of dark spots works like a gem and I have acne. You can find this on amazon.... see post
Banish Acne Scars - dermarolling?
Has anyone tried this specific kit (or dermarolling in general)? It's all over YT and many beauty bloggers have tried it - so I'm curious if anyone from BT has tried it?   I've just started this last week (using the 0.5mm roller), so I'll be happy to share my experiences with it so far if anyone is interested.
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HALL OF FAMER jisub89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@honeydewk, what laser treatments have you gotten done? I may be traveling to Korea with a friend and I've heard great things about Korean skin/dermatology clinics and a... see post
Review of all four GlamGlow Cleansers!
I know it is quite sad and demented that I bought all four but I absolutely love this line! I was dying to try all of these as I have been a Philosophy Purity lover for years but I honesty can not believe the difference in my skin after switching to only the GlamGlow cleansers and rotating between the different masks. Tip: I find that wetting my face beforehand is a must to work up a nice lather and not strip my skin. I find applying to dry skin as stated on the bottle does not work for me. I also just use 1-1/2 pumps per application. Anything more than that, is just a waste of product on my skin. With rotating these cleansers for about a week in both morning and night, I feel my skin has never looked or felt better. Not only are my blackheads gone, but I feel my pours look smaller. My skin is just incredibly clear as well! I feel as though I have said goodbye to purity forever! I left everything else in my daily routine the same during this week trial and only took out purity. I feel now that purity actually caused more breakouts  and didn't deeply cleanse my skin. Supermud Cleanser: I really feel I might actually like this better than the mask. As long as I apply like I described above, don't have any dryness at all. I find that it really does keep my skin clear although I really do feel as though all the cleansers do that for my skin. I find the actual mask can be a bit drying. Thristymud Cleanser: I actually like this better than the mask. With the mask I almost feel a sticky feeling. With this cleanser, my skin just feels smooth and hydrated. Absolutely love the coconut scent! OMG! Powermud Cleanser: Absolutely love this cleanser! The mask is my favorite too! I feel this cleanser really balances out my skin out as I do tend to be on the oily side. I use many oil free skincare and makeup products as they work well for my sensitive acne prone skin. Youth Cleanse: I was a bit afraid of this cleanser because of the bad reviews. I honestly saw an overnight difference in texture on my skin. I absolute could not believe it. This was surprising to me as the Youth Mask has been my least favorite in the GlamGlow mask line! Sephora did not send me any of these products and all were bought with my own money!
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HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for the detailed review. I personally tried thirstymud and supermud and was not impressed with either of them.I find supermud to be very dry even when I use it on... see post
Facial?
SO I got a spa gift card for mothers day ( yay my honey! lol ) and i am debating getting my first actual professional facial. What are everyones expereiences with them? Or should i just stick with a mani/ pedi?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Traci1981,   I would definitely recommend getting a facial! Not only are they incredibly relaxing but they help to completely detox your skin and rid it of all th... see post
KB. shimmer
Can I find Kb Shimmer op on yout website
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi headache,   We don't carry KB Shimmer polishes right now - I apologize for the inconvenience! If you're looking for something similar on our site I'd suggest the ... see post
Small eyelids...impossible eyeliner
My beautiful daughter has small asian like eyelids. I have always applied my artliner above my lash line but she learned to apply her cream liner with an angled  brush along her tight line. She started wearing contacts so the tight line is now an awkward thing. Does anyone have a skinny liner that won't cover her entire lid or any technique to suggest ? She wants to use it for prom this weekend for prom! Thanks for your help!  
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HALL OF FAMER skintester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried tightlining with the Wayne Goss #8 brush? It's better than an angled brush for depositing product directly to the lash line because of the shorter and den... see post
face
what are some good face moisturizers/cleansers to prevent breakouts,redness, and to help hyrate skin?
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BEAUTY WHIZ makeitup305 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Philosophy's Purity is pretty much a staple. It's uper gentle and doesn't dry out the skin. Cetaphil from the drugstore is also pretty amazing and a cheaper option if yo... see post
Help!
I have never had problem skin until recently. I do think hormone changes are a main cause, but I need advice on a great face wash. My skin is normal to dry and I get occasional blemishes around my menstrual cycle, and I almost always have cystic type areas with no head on them. I do have an exfoliator I use regularly, but I need a daily face wash to not dry me out and help with my issue! Thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS jsharr08 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I've been reading along with this and I'm slightly confused.   In the original post, you said you need a daily face wash that won't dry you out. Now, in your last comm... see post
acne scaring/spot scars and ways to get rid of bumpy, spotty skin
Hi again guys! Okay so I suffer with bad break outs and being a picker and tempted to pick my spots i've left myself with scaring!! silly of me obviously. But I was wondering what can help fade them away. Home remedies or CHEAP products as I can't afford expensive stuff! I have sensitive skin and combination skin. ALSO on my forehead i seem to have loads and loads of spots but they're not extremely visible and they don't come to the surface where they are white heads...They're literally JUST THERE. how can i get rid of this or help get rid of it?!! I've always dreamed of having lovely skin. my skin used to be great when i was 14 but when i turned 15 ( 18 this year ) BOOM break out into millions of spots!   ANY advice is appreciated i could really use it! Thanks a bunch!!!
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yes, potatoes have a natural bleaching agent that is supposed to help with hyperpigmentation. see post
Help with sudden increased oiliness of T-zone on otherwise dry skin
Hi everyone, I have had dry, slightly combination skin (in that the t-zone is oilier, but not really that much). I've never had to deal with breakouts before. However, of late, I have been noticing that the t-zone pores look larger, and I end up having a few breakouts on my cheek as well. Am I overdoing the moisturizing/hydrating bit in my skincare routine? At night, I cleanse with the Ole Henriksen Pure truth cleanser, then with the Fresh Soy Cleanser. I then use the FAB radiance pads and then use Boscia's Tsubaki Beauty Oil and follow up with a hydrating night cream. Is that too much? Should I replace the Tsubaki beauty oil with another serum? 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're worried about overwhelming skin with the FAB pads and the OH INT, try to alternate between the two products so that you're not using both in the same night.  ... see post
How is Givanchy prisme libre for highlight under the eyes
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Viki28,   The Givenchy Prisme Libre can look gorgeous when used for highlighting under your eyes! I would recommend Color  2 Taffetas Beige if you are looking fo... see post
Acne
I've been having some weird acne like it won't go away and i use so many things every night. So what products for acne are products that are worth spending 
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lillybatt39,   I'd suggest speaking with your dermatologist if the acne issues are persistent. Additionally, kalex and lylysa have been very helpful with their ad... see post