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emmaclaire
Sephora Pro Powder Brush #61 vs Tarte Airbrush Finish Foundation Brush?
I ordered the Sephora Pro Allover Powder Brush #61 and received it today, only to notice a striking similarity to the Tarte Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush.  Does anyone have both?  I really don't want to use the Sephora brand brush just to test it because then I'll feel terrible about returning it, but I also don't want to keep it if the Tarte brush is identical.   If you've ever been in a similar situation, what did you do about it?  Keep both brushes even if they're complete dupes?  Return the new one?     Halp!
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emmaclaire
HALL OF FAMER emmaclaire / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ahh thank you!!  I think I was secretly looking for justification for keeping both haha.  I know what you mean about travel and home brushes - I do the same thing and on... see post
kbmatthews
Missing Samples?
So I got one of my orders today, and all the samples (including the one that needed a code) was missing. It clearly shows on my packing slip I was supposed to get them with this order. Anyone else have this happen?    I figure my best bet is to contact customer service, but I'll be bummed if I don't get the deluxe sample since its OOS now. 
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StraightRhodes
BEAUTY GURU StraightRhodes / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I must be. Oops. see post
ZenaC
Items bought online, already touched?
Has anyone bought something on Sephora's online website and opened it and it actually looked like someone had touched it? I recently bought the Chocolate Bar palette online because it has been sold out in the stores near me, and when I got it I opened it and it looked, to me, like someone may have already touched a few of the shades? Is that possible? Or am I just going crazy? Thank you!
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msbronzegoddess
BEAUTY WHIZ msbronzegoddess / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I purchased a bottle of Versace yellow diamond and even though it was sealed in the plastic wrapper it had been sprayed a few times. see post
Nyeela
My prom is coming up and I need my makeup done.
The neighboring makeup artists do NOT do my eyebrows justice. So I heard about the $50 "makeover" and I'm just curious as to how it works.
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SirenPrincess
HALL OF FAMER SirenPrincess / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Make an appointment online or by calling the store.  You go in, talk a bit about what you want, and someone will do your make-up and show you the products they are using... see post
penelopepuffman
TSB for SUMMER 14.
Requirements: -Over 200 hearts and active currently on Beauty Talk -On the positive trades list or positive TSB experience list -Have a bunch of goodies to add to make this a great box! Allowed: ☆ High-End products and items you got from subscription boxes are okay. ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", …) ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped or in a box ☆ Mascara if it's sealed/ brand new never used ☆ Tools/Brushes/Cases/Bags/Empty Jars as long as they are clean ☆ Anything that is sealed ☆ Skin care items in tubes & bottles Jars only allowed if it's sealed or unopened ☆ Items will be organized in bags by type. Make sure products are wrapped well so they won't leak or break & ruin everything else ☆ Keep non beauty related items to a minimum (please do not overload the box with makeup bags, cases, etc). ☆ every item needs to be inside a plastic bag/ziplock Not Allowed: ☹ Pre-made samples ☹ Taking more than you put in. Keep the Value of items equal ☹ Used items ☹ Swatching items in the box ☹ Keeping the box for more than 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know ASAP so we can move you on the list. Rules (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn) KEEPING THE BOX IS STEALING-Sorry that this has to be said -don't put in anything unsanitary -send your address to the person above you when the list comes out and pm them again shortly before you get the box -replace what you took with something as nice or nicer -NO DRUGSTORE ITEMS- unless you have someone after you that wants them -don't take all of one kind of item, for example, if there are 3 of one perfume, take only 1 so that others will have a chance to try them -post in a picture and/or text what you took and left (picture AND written description preferred) -package things carefully and put things in ziplock bags -have fun, try some things you haven't tried before NO LIPSTICKS! It's summer and they can melt in the heat while being mailed! Lip glosses and Lip stains are OK! ☆ NO RESERVE ☆ ☆ No Swatching items from the box ☆ UNLESS sealed NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE CLEANED or SANITIZED Do NOT ship the box until we have seen what you put in and took out.  Must post a photo of both things put in and our of the box. If you take out a palette, must put palette in. everyone loves palettes! Please message the person before you on list with your name and address if you are apart of the box! Please PM me if you meet these requirements and want to be in my TSB!   1 2 3 Mrsbaine 4  5 Vanillammm 6 Daisies121 7  8 Hackneyfl 9 Kclr16 10   here are a few items going in the box:  
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penelopepuffman
BEAUTY MASTER penelopepuffman / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
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tm99
Korres :( New product!?
I started using the korres milk cleanser about 6 months ago, and fell in love with this product! I literally did not have one pimple, or any skin concerns while using it. I then went into multiple Sephora's and they are no longer carrying korres!! Living in Canada, most websites I found that do carry it will unfortunately not ship outside of the U.S. I am seriously so sad this amazing line is not being carried anymore! I recently bought Caudalie milk cleanser (suggested by an employee) and am not super satisfied with it.. It almost feels like my skin is not completely clean! Does anyone have any suggestions on a new, preferably milky face wash!? Anddddd.. how is purity face wash!? P.s I have sensitive skin
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dannyc
HALL OF FAMER dannyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think what might be happening is Korres is trying to focus more on Beautlish & HSN. It's whatever their business deal is.  see post
Syrenity
What happened to the Sephora Favorites Summerstash? It was here a few hours agon...
I should've got it when it was available!
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notcreative
BEAUTY GURU notcreative / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Darn vacation. How did I miss this?  Please tell me more, so I can stalk the site. I saw the new lash stash, but it looks a lot like the last mini one. Plus, I have more... see post
cd0712
Any idea when Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Light 44 will restock on your website? Thanks!
RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi cd0712,   Kat Von D's Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Light 44 will be back in stock in the next week or two on our website. I recommend signing up to receive an ema... see post
makeupforkathy
Dior Fluid Sticks?
Will Sephora carry the new Dior Addict Fluid Sticks?  I'm anxious to try them.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi makeupforkathy!   We haven't received information yet on whether we will be carrying the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks. I recommend checking our website regularly for ... see post
kpark
If you're a Josie Maran product lover and a Canadian, read this thread!
So... I don't know if everyone's aware of this, my apologies if you already all know, but I thought it might be a good tip for those who are Canadian and don't know about this!    When you go on to JM website, her products are actually cheaper than buying it at Sephora! (If you're a Canadian) For example, if you were to purchase 1.7 oz JM argan oil, it's $58 CND at Sephora; but if you go on to JM website, it's $48 USD. The currency is 0.91 CND/1 USD, so even with that, your JM argan oil is $52 CND...   Also, they shipping is free if your total is over $25 USD.   Although they don't have too many selections as much as Sephora - which seems a bit odd to me, why does an official website has less selection than Sephora? - If you have staple items that you buy all the time, it'd be better to buy at JM official website. they have great promo codes too, right now they have 22% off of all products till April 22 if you use the code "Earth22,", so it's even better!
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Chickibum
BEAUTY WHIZ Chickibum / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
 UPS and FedEx are really crappy when it comes to adding brokerage and other BS fees. I find if things are shipped  viw USPS First Class International they usually make ... see post
dannyc
New Sephora Sets
New sets are now LIVE!    Summer Stash : $45 http://www.sephora.com/summerstash-P386520?skuId=1 608991   The Leading Man Fragrance Sampler : $55 http://www.sephora.com/the-leading-man-fragrance-s ampler-for-him-P385796?skuId=1605278   Lashstash To Go : $25 http://www.sephora.com/lashstash-to-go-P386518?sku Id=1608983   Now if only they would release the sun safety kit... Hint Hint! 
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dannyc
HALL OF FAMER dannyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No, which is a big reason why I'm not getting it. I heard the shadows don't work that well with just water :/  see post
annec322
New Sephora Favorites!
Pardon me if this has already been posted!   But...there are two new Sephora Favorites up!  One is mini mascaras that come with a certificate to redeem a full sized one and the other is Summer Favorites.     I'm really digging the Summer Favroites one, especially the Nars and Deborah Lippman Mermaid Polish.  Plus I've been wanting to try the cheek gelee and lip tar....oh it's all pretty good!  Hello, you gorgeous temptation!   On a side note: Hoping the Summer Safety Kit will be out soon!  Does anyone know anything regarding that?   http://www.sephora.com/lashstash-to-go-P386518 http://www.sephora.com/summerstash-P386520?skuId=1 608991
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FireSpinner
HALL OF FAMER FireSpinner / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am stalking the Summer Stash >.>     <.<    >.< I reaaaaaaaaaally hope it comes back in stock! see post
Koofa
Lord and Taylor F&F sale - 25% off!
In case anyone was interested, they're having a F&F sale right now with 25% off, and this includes beauty! Now through next Monday.   edit: only 10% off, not 25%
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Koofa
BEAUTY MASTER Koofa / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Ugh, I know I just saw that.. too bad, 25% would've been amazing :( see post
LindaDD
Is 21 Drops Being Phased Out?
Does anyone know if Sephora will stop carrying 21 Drops?   Their Sleep blend isn't even listed anymore, only half of the ones showing up in the shop are in stock, and only one of those are available in more than 10 units (the others are showing as having 1, 3, 3, and 5 available).
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LindaDD
BEAUTY GURU LindaDD / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Bummer. But thank you, Randee, for taking the time to look it up for me! see post
Biedazzle
How do I change my avatar?
Alright everyone, I feel a bit silly but I can't for the life of me figure out how to change my avatar on here. I've read three threads from sephora with instructions on how to change it and I can't find the page they're talking about. Help please! 
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Biedazzle,    I'm so glad everyone was able to help you figure out how to update your Avatar.  That's one of the things I love most about our makeup lovin' commun... see post
teatulip
Do You Wish Sephora Would Carry Certain Products?
I am in the process of going through my makeup collection and organizing everything.  As I'm doing this, I started wondering where I could find certain products that would be great to have, but aren't available at Sephora.  Here's my list of products that I wish Sephora would carry.  It's just a sort of "wish list" of products that I would love to see at Sephora!  What are some products you wish Sephora would create and/or carry? 1. Clear, acrylic makeup drawers that are large enough to hold longer items such as: long palettes like Urban Decay's Naked palettes glosses eye pencils long nail files   2. Sephora's own line of cosmetic organizers Imagine Sephora's black and white stripes on a line of counter-top beauty organizer units including inter-locking or stackable units and coordinating trays and cups for brushes and pencils. Clear, acrylic units with a lightly etched "Sephora Flame" logo would also be beautiful!   3. Makeup brush covers mesh brush guards would be nice  solid cap covers with a stretching/adjustable type sleeve at the base would be great. Clear caps or caps in different colors would be nice to help identify different brushes. 4. Eye Pencil covers with built-in sharpeners Sephora carried these briefly a couple of years ago, but they were discontinued.  Why??? 5. A long handle, metal eyelash comb with a cover to help keep it clean.     6. A customizable fragrance collection of various scent notes "top. heart, and base notes" that could be sold separately or as sets, to be combined or layered according to the wearer's preference. Each "note" would come with it's own mini card that gives a profile of the scent.  I think it would very nice in a vellum envelope. For example: "Pink Pepper" : "Originates from a pepper berry. It doesn't smell spicy, but rosy instead. A very popular modern accent that provides a modern light floral note.  Used to soften notes of woods and  ambers and is often used in fruity floral scents." Plus"recipe" cards to offer people different suggestions for combining the fragrance notes. Imagine a Create-Your-Own Personal Fragrance bar at Sephora.  Each personal combination would be a unique reflection of each wearer.                  
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hydee77
HALL OF FAMER hydee77 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wish they carried Oribe hair products...I am in love with their Apres Beach Wave and Shine spray. see post
HookedOnBeauty2
TJ Maxx finds :)
I know there has been some talk about beauty products sold at TJ Maxx and whether or not they are good.   I stopped there today and decided to look in that section. Just wanted to share with everyone what I found in case anyone is interested.   Korres Lip Blockbuster volume 2 $19.99 Elizabeth Arden toner $7.99 Bliss daily detoxifying toner $9.99   And that lipstick holder is perfect!!!! $3.99. I had to buy 2  
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tanyab84
BEAUTY BOSS tanyab84 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
It must have been the exact same time I saw B the B palettes at Marshalls because it was a few years ago.  It took a lot of hunting but I found ONE palette that hadn't b... see post
chelcity
"Sephora Collection" Products
Hi Everyone, Lately I've been trying to cut back on spending, and normally I tend to overlook Sephora's own line of products.  However, I have ordered a few items during the 15% sale, including some blushes, bronzer, and eyeshadow.  They have great reviews and are much cheaper than higher end alternatives.  They are also mostly free of parabens, sulfates, and other bad chemicals, which is definitely a major factor when I decide what to buy.   Have any of you tried Sephora Collection items, and which ones do you like best?
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rastika
BEAUTY MAVEN rastika / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I don't have a lot of the makeup (in the nude baked eyeshadow pallet that i wear daily) but I absolutely love the whole skincare line. I use the huge body butter, the... see post
gingergrace
Favorite cleanser?
I'd love to hear what your favorite face cleansers are (non-exfoliating). I want to place another order before Chic Week is over.
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linda711
BEAUTY MASTER linda711 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
My favorites are Purity Made Simple, Boscia Black Cleanser, and Mario Badescu's Foaming Glycolic cleanser.  I recently finished a deluxe sample of Origins Checks and Bal... see post
hardcandyaddict
What is a good self tanner for people with olive toned skin?
I want a self tanner that will actually make my skin darker since it is on the darker side already. Also, I am wondering if some brands are better than others dealing with olive toned skin since it has different undertones than other skin types. 
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Hardcandyaddict, I have olive skin too, I found that the St.Tropez self tanner and the Tarte self tanner will be good for you. We also currently have a set that h... see post
melissaleah
Sephora Brush #45 Classic Mineral Brush
Hi!   I am currently shopping for new brushes. There are 2 items called "Classic Mineral Brush #45.  ITEM # 1200518 ITEM # 1504356 They look like the same shape. Are there any differences between these two brushes or is the packaging just different? Melissa
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melissaleah
BEAUTY WHIZ melissaleah / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
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lucyshnoosy
Very Pleasant Experience: Sephora at Providence Place Mall, RI
Hello BTers,   I was getting a few more things while the 15% off is still active: UD Heavy Metal Liner in Spandex and Distortion, MUFE Travel Size loose HD powder, and YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll mascara.   Everyone at the store seemed happy to help, but not in a pushy way. They were available for help and consultation, but left me alone to browse when I wanted to.   I am almost out of my Shisedo Bio-Performance eye cream, and I want to see what else is out there. I got samples of Clinique All About Eyes Rich, NUDE Advanced Renewal Eye Complex, and Vinosource SOS Morning Eye Rescue.   I just filled out the survey rating my Sephora visit. Here is what I added in the comment section:   "Service was excellent at the Providence Place Mall Sephora today. The staff is great and happy to help.   I am thinking of switching to another eye cream soon and Alora Lee was great about getting me samples to try. I liked having the product name and information printed out and stapled right to the sample bag as well.   I have always gotten excellent service at this Sephora and I want to give the staff a shout-out."
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lucyshnoosy
HALL OF FAMER lucyshnoosy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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KnifeParty
Price adjustment on purchase?
Hi! I have a question regarding price adjustments. I purchased a Clarisonic Mia 2 on March 30th. I then received an email coupon for 15% off through April 10th. I called the 877 number and was told the only way to get a credit for the difference would be to return it and purchase it again with the coupon, since the coupon was not valid at the time of my purchase. Is there a way to do it without returning it? I also have a 20% off coupon from another retailer, but I would rather keep the product I already purchased. That $23 would really mean a lot to me =)
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KnifeParty,   We are unable to offer a price adjustment for a purchase made before the start of the 15% off promotion. I am sorry for any inconvenience this... see post
juicytulip
Any word on this years Sun Safety kit??
RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi juicytulip!   We haven't heard anything about this year's Sun Safety kit yet. I recommend checking our website regularly for the newest products. :)   see post
Kimmie2013
GWPs from Ult*
Awesome GWP going on now at Ult* online.  Sucks that I didn't find out about the 12 piece sampler until now.  I had placed a $60 order this morning because of the Mally Beauty 4 piece GWP and I also got the 8 piece fragrance sampler.  It would have been nice to get the 12 piece set as well...  Now I am thinking about placing another order to get another set of the fragrance and beauty bag.  OMG April is killing me!     With $25 purchase, you get a free 8 piece fragrance sampler.       If you spend $50+, there is a bonus free 12 piece beauty bag  
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crayzeeRN
HALL OF FAMER crayzeeRN / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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ashleynne
What are your thoughts on Skyn Iceland and H20 skincare products?
What do you use? What do you like or dislike? I've only tried Skyn Iceland and the products I have from them I absolutely love. I was so sad when Sephora quit selling it. Lately I've been a little curious about H20, I've seen it around but never tried it.
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poemelyric
BEAUTY MASTER poemelyric / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I love Skyn Iceland!  I've been using it for over a month and it doesn't break me out (I have really oily skin and am prone to acne).  I especially love the Nordic Peel.... see post
ireneh
Triple pts fragrance PROMO part deux! APRIL 24 to MAY 11
  Saw this flyer at my local Sephora for another triple points on fragrances later this month!   If you missed out in February, here's your chance to not be stinky for the upcoming spring/summer months
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am about to run out of my Issey Miyake Florale and Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret...thanks for the heads up! I was hoping I wouldn't need to rush with Chic Week endi... see post
hackneyfl
KOH GEN DO vs. SHISEIDO Cleansing Water
Hi!     Let the DEBATE begin ...   So, I am a die hard KOH GEN DO cleansing water fan and have used no other cleansing water UNTIL I was at the TJMaxx and they had the SHISEIDO Cleansing Water so I decided to give it a try since I already use the SHISEIDO Pureness Line! OMG OMG OMG I am a convert! This water leaves my skin so refreshed and clean. I usually use cleansing water as soon as I get out of work, I don't even start my car until I take the make up off. I also use in the morning along with a moisturizer because if I do another full cleanse my face just hates it for some reason.   This is my new HG of cleansing water!
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you! I was beginning to feel crazy with all the internet ravings going on. I tried it with non-longwear and non-waterproof makeup. When I used a toner afterwards m... see post
cindya1993
when will the Royal BeautyBlender be available ?
Hi when will the Royal BeautyBlender be available?
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annypoo
BEAUTY GURU annypoo / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I just saw some at my local store today. I would recommend going to a store near you to check out if they have any in stock.  see post
betogether
appointment
I am one of those people who lives at sephora and has obviously spent more than 50 dollars at a store at one time. I was unaware that i was able to get a 45 minute makeover with my purchase. prom is coming up and I made an appointment for that day. Do I still need to make a $50 purchase to get it?? I went 2 weeks ago and spent 80, it should still be in my purchase history
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jshow5
BEAUTY WHIZ jshow5 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yes, you do need to spend $50 that day, but it can be on any product in the store and not just what they use on you. They use these makeovers to entice you to buy new pr... see post