Bright Ideas
karsonbeauty99
Becoming A Makeup Artist
Hello! My name is Karson, and I am a fifteen year old sophomore in high school. At this age all anybody ever asks me is "What do you want to be when you get out out of high school?" My answer is always that I would love to be a makeup artist. Whenever I tell people this, they laugh and say that I can't live off of being a makeup artist. But if makeup is my passion, I think I can prove them wrong. If people such as Wayne Goss, Jaclyn Hill, and Michelle Phan can do it…why can't I?    I have a few issues with proceeding to this career though. My family is very tight on money, even if I ask for drugstore makeup for my birthday my mother yells at me. Nobody is supportive about my decision. And there are no makeup classes for people my age in the area of where I live.    So, I come here for advice. How could I convince to my parents that makeup artistry is a career that I can gradually get into, and what should I do if they continue to be unsupportive?    I am also looking into colleges or schools to go to when I get out of high school but I don't know where to start. Should I be looking up cosmetology schools, or just plain makeup artistry schools? 
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dolceloure
HALL OF FAMER dolceloure / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Everyone's already given such great advice, and I don't want to be repetitive! I was wondering, have you ever considered being a rep for Avon or Mary Kay? I think you're... see post
kssweetheart
Do You See What I See? It's Something New....Feel free to add your new, fun finds too.
It's something bold, something new, something (that should never be) borrowed, something (that comes in) blue!   It's Ciate LashLights - it's a lash tip mascara that has FullFlutterFoam Technology!! (sounds impressive) It comes in Nymph (green) Surreal (aqua) Famous (pink) and Electric (blue) I wish it came in a purple/aubergine color, which my green eyes favor.    What do you guys think of this? Will you try it? Have you tried it? What colors do you think you'd try? Will I give in and get it? and in what color? Any thoughts or 'tips'?   Please post any new interesting finds of your own, I don't always think to regularly check out all the new products, maybe this will be a fun way to share cool things we think are special finds - for better or for worse.   EDIT - Really? Why'd it break up my 'feel' in the thread title? It could not have been this users error! At least I don't think so. Sure, the one thing I can't change/edit. Dag Nabbit! Guess that's the eerily prophetic 'for worse' part I mentioned!   EDITED EDIT - oops, my bad. It showed up on my screen with 'FEE' on the 1st line and the 'L' on the 2nd line. But when I saw it posted 'feel' came out right, false alarm.
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
One can never have too much Jensen...heavy sigh.... see post
Annalily11
A review reader's pet peeves
So most of you have probably seen the thread about Benefit reviewing there own product with 5 stars. That got me thinking about some reviewing habits I hate.   1. Rating something poorly because the shopper bought the wrong color.  This is my #1 annoyance because I see it so often. They'll have no complaints about the product, might even love how it works, but they'll give it a 2 star review because the shade doesn't flatter them.  If a foundation oxidizes really orange, or if the pigmentation of a product is terrible, by all means, give it a bad review. But when you buy a foundation without testing it first, or realize the shade of lipstick you bought isn't as flattering as you first thought, don't blame the product.   2. Rating something badly when the shopper knowingly used it wrong. You know how a lot of people like to multipurpose makeup, or store it in odd ways? It's great when it works, often resulting in fun looks for the home and for the face.  Thing is, some products aren't made to work two jobs. You might have the best lipstick in the world, but it sucks as a cheek stain. Why? Because it's a lipstick and was designed to go on your lips, not your face. Unless you bought one of those products made to multitask, don't give bad reviews because you used a product for an unintended purpose. Same goes for storage. Don't complain that a mascara dries out quickly if you say you've got a habit of leaving the tube open for days on end.   3. Unrealistic expectations for price/quality range This one can be hard to judge, both as a review reader and writer, which is why it's last on my list. Some people get angry when a $5 product doesn't work as well as a $50 product that they're used to. The product might work great for it's price, but you'd never know that from reading the review. Likewise, some people might be over enthused by $50 product that works better than the $5 product they're used to. The $50 product might be terrible for it's price, but the reviewer doesn't realize it because the product is still better than what they're used to. From what they write it might be the best product in the world, when really it' s a waste of money.     If you guys can't tell, I've also just sorted through a bunch of poorly done reviews while trying to research products, so I needed a little venting haha. Does anyone else have any major review annoyances? 
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AllyKatVA
BEAUTY MASTER AllyKatVA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I used to work at a beauty boutique, and people would return items saying they did not work. What I wanted to say: "Um, it has been less than a week." Much of the time, ... see post
glowey94
PLEASE HELP!!
Hello, I am writing out of desperation so please do NOT disregard this and help if you can.   So a bit more than 2 months ago I was searching for toners, toners for GLOWING SKIN! I did a lot lot lot of research to find a good one with a big number of positive reviews and a couple of days into my research I found this toner that was reviewed by the community on Sephore!! (THANK YOU GUYS AT SEPHORA AS ALWAYS!!). But here is the very sad part. I fantasized about having the product day in day out and even had a routine ready which I would follow when I finally had the product but 6 weeks down the track when I finally wanted to order the tonner I HAD FORGOTTEN ITS NAME. I tried rigorously to find the product for literally HOURS every night 2 weeks straight and had no luck what so ever. I hate my self for it and I will never be able to forgive my self if I don’t find it. That’s how much I need it and that’s how much it means to me.   IF YOU LADIES WHO ARE READING THIS CAN HELP ME WITH THE NAME I WILL BE FOREVER INDEBTTED TO YOU aAND WILL LOVE YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.   So about the product, I do remember a couple of things. It was a WHITE bottle with a GOLDEN/YELLOWISH cap (has a really posh and expensive look to it!! All their products are like that white with golden caps). The BRAND NAME was the name of the CREATOR, the skin cosmetician himself, for example OLE HENRIKSEN (it’s the brand name and the name of the skin cosmetician who created it). The brand name was a EUROPEAN one…… It sounded more FRENCH if anything. It wasn’t one of the main stream ones we all know off like Loral Paris or Maybelline. The PRICE TAG was EXPENSIVE. Can’t really remember what it was but I think it was $100 and over. Probably the most important aspect I remember about the toner was the fact that it had OVER A THOUSAND REVIEWS and had a FOUR AND A HALF STARS rating. So it was reallllllyyyyy good   Once again please help me! I know and clearly understand that it is not your job to find it for me but I have tried EVERYTHING and this is my last HOPE.
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Glowey! I've noticed you've posted duplicates of this topic in the Bright Ideas - Products and Ask the Experts area and have garnered multiple responses from several... see post
glowey94
PLEASE HELP!
Hello, I am writing out of desperation so please do NOT disregard this and help if you can.   So a bit more than 2 months ago I was searching for toners, toners for GLOWING SKIN! I did a lot lot lot of research to find a good one with a big number of positive reviews and a couple of days into my research I found this toner that was reviewed by the community on Sephore!! (THANK YOU GUYS AT SEPHORA AS ALWAYS!!). But here is the very sad part. I fantasized about having the product day in day out and even had a routine ready which I would follow when I finally had the product but 6 weeks down the track when I finally wanted to order the tonner I HAD FORGOTTEN ITS NAME. I tried rigorously to find the product for literally HOURS every night 2 weeks straight and had no luck what so ever. I hate my self for it and I will never be able to forgive my self if I don’t find it. That’s how much I need it and that’s how much it means to me.   IF YOU LADIES WHO ARE READING THIS CAN HELP ME WITH THE NAME I WILL BE FOREVER INDEBTTED TO YOU aAND WILL LOVE YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.   So about the product, I do remember a couple of things. It was a WHITE bottle with a GOLDEN/YELLOWISH cap (has a really posh and expensive look to it!! All their products are like that white with golden caps). The BRAND NAME was the name of the CREATOR, the skin cosmetician himself, for example OLE HENRIKSEN (it’s the brand name and the name of the skin cosmetician who created it). The brand name was a EUROPEAN one…… It sounded more FRENCH if anything. It wasn’t one of the main stream ones we all know off like Loral Paris or Maybelline. The PRICE TAG was EXPENSIVE. Can’t really remember what it was but I think it was $100 and over. Probably the most important aspect I remember about the toner was the fact that it had OVER A THOUSAND REVIEWS and had a FOUR AND A HALF STARS rating. So it was reallllllyyyyy good   Once again please help me! I know and clearly understand that it is not your job to find it for me but I have tried EVERYTHING and this is my last HOPE.
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e912
e912 / NEWCOMER / replied
if you have an account look under my beauty bag and then purchases.Should be there see post
sgq761
Is there a sephora store in London, UK?
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Sgq761, No, we don't have any Sephora retail stores in the UK at this time. However, we do ship there!  Click here for more info > http://www.sephora.com/customer... see post
pinktorridora
Gift from Sephora & Kate!
The UPS guy dropped this off today. Anyone else get this? Its a thank you from Kate Somerville for participating in her chat on BT!   Kate, if you can see this...THANK YOU!!!
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chocopudding
HALL OF FAMER chocopudding / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I got this too. It's really generous of Kate to send us these samples. I've been dying to try Exfolikate too. :) see post
AlwaysGlamorous
My "Breakup Makeup" Order
I've been on the verge of tears literally all day and I will admit that I may have cried a bit in the bathroom at work today (thankfully I was already in a stall) because...my boyfriend of 4 years and I broke up this past Sunday. It was something that I had been wanting to breach for a few months now and in the end, it was pretty mutual. Despite the fact that I wanted this, I'm still quite heart broken. I met this boy right before I turned 20 (I'm 25 as I write this) and one year later, we were dating. More than anything, I feel like I'm losing one of my best friends and  that my dear BTers is the hardest part.    So, for the love of all things beauty, I've decided this is an excellent excuse to place a nice big "breakup makeup" order. Thus far, I know I want:   -A new blush like this one from Tarte:  Shade: Blissful   -Some Hum supplements   Annndddd that's about all my heart broken self can come up with. So help me out BTers -- what else should I splurge on?      xoxo
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kbmatthews
HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Breaking up is so hard to do, even when you know you want it and it's what's best. You become so comfortable with that person, and you can't picture spending your weeken... see post
dolceloure
color IQ for lips?
I went to Sephora today for a supposed #mouthoff event that I came across online -- but the sales associates had no idea what I was talking about. :-( In any case, she told me that they are coming out with a sort of color match for lips that's in conjunction with the color IQ. It's not online yet, but they had a binder with all of the color IQ numbers and corresponding lip shade matches (in nudes, corals, plums, reds) sooo she showed me some a couple of my matches and found a gorgeous NARS satin lip pencil (majella) in a red that I was comfortable with/could actually pull off.   Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone else has gotten a chance to try this out, or know any other details about this color IQ component making it online?
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I can empathize!  I could not get a good color match at Sephora or SiJCP.  I finally got a great color match and a foundation I probably would never have tried at Elder-... see post
gmoss90
Too Faced or Guerlain?
I know a lot of you beauties out there have those little pearl powder.  Im thinking of getting some but which is best for fair and freckled skin? And which shade? TIA
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gmoss90
BEAUTY WHIZ gmoss90 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you annypoo for your insight!  see post
infinitise
Is it possible to buy Philosophy resurface peel's gel separately?
      I've been using this dual phase peel for the last 2 ~3 months and have been loving them  but I'm almost out on the gel (the one in the bottle) whereas I have a ton of yellow stuff left.  I woudln't want to waste and throw the yellow jar out just because I'm out of the gel.. 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you don't want to merely toss out the vitamin C crystals, consider making that step just a scrub on its own or even use it on feet, elbows, and the body if you don't ... see post
miabt
Animal Testing, Gluten & Vegan Info
LIST UPDATED 6/21/14 - Sephora also suggests contacting brands directly for more information and details than we have provided here if needed   Hello lovely BTers!! We hear you and we've been working to update the previous post Tiffany did in 2011 regarding Animal Testing. Since we carry over 200 other brands, the ones we've listed below have confirmed that they do not test on animals and/or we’ve confirmed the following brands on the PETA or Leaping Bunny list.  Please keep in mind that the sites may update their information more frequently than we do, but we will try our best to keep it up to date!   http://features.peta.org/cruelty-free-company-sear ch/index.aspx http://www.leapingbunny.org/shopsearch.php (yes, I posted an outside link, but its for your use & was approved )   Our private label Sephora Collection and Sephora Originals (Hello Kitty, Kat Von D, Formula X, and Pantone) are cruelty free (meaning that the products have never been tested on animals).   Any info we could confirm (vegan/gluten free) are listed below the links.  We hope this helps!!   Amika -  http://bit.ly/1ns7J3P (PETA)   Anastasia - http://bit.ly/dmGpFF  (PETA)   Bare Escentuals - http://bit.ly/1nCQQ  (PETA)   Becca - http://bit.ly/Kul5yK (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Betsy Johnson – http://bit.ly/1bMAgcK (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Bite Beauty -  http://bit.ly/1px3ze9 (Leaping Bunny)   Blinc - http://bit.ly/kzOLQW  (PETA)   Bond No 9 – http://bit.ly/1fa5hzk Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Butter London – http://bit.ly/Kulr8N (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Carol's Daughter - http://bit.ly/kDoUPh  (PETA)   Caudalie - http://bit.ly/K0ur4Z (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Clarins - http://bit.ly/1drQjhf (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - http://bit.ly/1cV0lLp  (PETA)   DuWop - http://bit.ly/j2deqC   Hello Kitty - http://bit.ly/etHHT0   Hourglass - http://bit.ly/4kvSzp  (PETA)   Illume – http://bit.ly/1cV0nmu Cruelty/Gluten Free   Jack Black - http://bit.ly/khv2yF  (PETA)   JINsoon – http://bit.ly/1aCQUw0 Cruelty/Gluten Free   Josie Maran - http://bit.ly/dJ8G4F  (PETA)   Juicy Couture – http://bit.ly/K0uFJa Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Julep – http://bit.ly/K0uGwU Cruelty/Gluten Free   Jurlique – http://bit.ly/1abDbzR (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   J ustin Bieber – http://bit.ly/1cV0Bdo Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Kate Somerville – http://bit.ly/1cxsjvK Cruelty/Gluten Free   Kat Von D - http://bit.ly/11gvyT   KenzoUSA – http://bit.ly/1aCReus Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Keratinperfect – http://bit.ly/1kno5NX Cruelty/Gluten Free   Korres Natural Products - http://bit.ly/6wFIIp   L’Occitane – http://bit.ly/1aCRBW8 (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free, but they are not listed on either site)    L’artisan parfumeur – http://bit.ly/1ehlTQt Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   LivingProof – http://bit.ly/1eDGmzG Cruelty Free/Gluten Free Stylers   Make Up For Ever – http://bit.ly/1gcSZ5E Cruelty Free   ME Smooth – http://bit.ly/1cxsS8M Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Murad - http://bit.ly/kwC46T  (PETA)   Nails Inc – http://bit.ly/1dbFJQG Cruelty Free   NARS – http://bit.ly/199Ahgl Cruelty Free   NUDE – http://bit.ly/K0vMIS Cruelty/Gluten Free   Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – http://bit.ly/1cV1DWH  (PETA)   Ole Henriksen – http://bit.ly/1abDWJc Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Omorovicza – http://bit.ly/1aCSwFS Cruelty Free Perfect   Formula X – http://bit.ly/1gcTflm Cruelty/Gluten Free   Pantone - http://bit.ly/wjXwYp   Ren – http://bit.ly/K0w4j2  (PETA) “We do not test any of our products on animals. Our products are not tested on our behalf by any third party. The only animal products we use are honey and beeswax in the Lip Honey.”   Rosebud – http://bit.ly/1a2JtOt “There are no animal by-products in any of the salves or lip balms. Beeswax is contained in Brambleberry Rose Lip Balm, Strawberry Lip Balm, and Mocha Rose Lip Balm, however, NO beeswax is contained in Rosebud Salve, Minted Rose Lip Balm, or Menthol and Eucalyptus Balm”   Smashbox - http://bit.ly/cV7R0g  (PETA)   Tarte - http://bit.ly/9z2JWF  (PETA)   Tata Harper – http://bit.ly/1icj5aj  (LB, PETA)   TanTowel - http://bit.ly/JERYJb  (PETA)   The New Black – http://bit.ly/1iMMhaK Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Too Faced Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/mimfHa  (PETA)   Urban Decay - http://bit.ly/kMsQFE   (PETA, LB)   Wen - http://bit.ly/NJSeI8  - (LB)   We will be updating this list as necessary, since we are constantly adding and removing products on our site. If you have any questions regarding brands listed above, please contact them directly as they may reformulate products and change manufacturers   xo, Mia & the rest of the Mods
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skin40
skin40 / FRESH FACE / replied
I'm curious to know how you KNOW Caudalie lied to you about their testing practices. You seem so confident, yet you have gicen no proof to back uo your claim.  see post
notcreative
First Experience at SiJCP
I went to SiJCP in search of Beauty spatulas.  They were also having a Benefit They're Real liner event, and I was interested in getting a custom skincare kit.  The first lady I talked to had no idea what spatulas I was referring to (come to find out she was not really helpful at all will explain later). Gabbi came over and showed me to the spatulas. I got the last ones. She confirmed they are not coming back in stock, which I knew thanks to the lovely Randee. I asked her if I could participate in the They're Real liner event. She grabbed the tester and started sanitizing it. I informed her that I would rather not have that put on my eyes even with sanitation and would just prefer to use the sample they were giving out for my eyes. Apparently, they ran out the first day of the event (whenever that was). That was odd, because I overheard a different associate talking about a headpiece she was wearing and she said Benefit sent them a bunch of stuff for the event. I almost said but refrained that it would have been nice if they sent more liner. I could not care less about their fancy accessories, but I would have liked to try the liner. I cannot be the only one who does not want the tester to touch my eyes. I saw the tip, and I doubt alcohol could sanitize it well enough.   I needed $45 to qualify for Rouge, so I figured I might as well go for it. There were nowhere near enough spatulas alone to get me there, so I found a few other items. I wanted a custom skincare kit, but they were fresh out. When the first lady scanned me up, she said I re-qualified for VIB. Correction, that was months ago. She called another employee (the one who was loving the Benefit accessories) over and she concurred that my Rouge status would not be effective yet, because my last purchase was less than 24 hours ago. It updated online already, so I thought that was weird. Anyway, I told her just to ring up the spatulas. I did ask her for samples, and she gave me the Murad one and the Philosophy perfume. Two more than I ever get in a freestanding store.   On my way out, I noticed a sale section that has some of the same items in the website's sales section, but the prices were better. I grabbed a few. This time, Gabbi checked me out. She mentioned that I was $9 and some change off from Rouge, which was odd because I thought the items would have gotten me there. I added one more item on to get me over. Yay. I made Rouge. She insisted on finding me a kit with a lipstick, which was very nice of her. At first she mentioned getting me a mirror, but she said they were out. A completely different lady told her she should give me a packet full of samples, which she did! I was very happy about that.   When I got home, I noticed that the Beauty insider account number on the spatula receipt was not even mine. I wish I would have noticed when I was in the store. It makes sense now that I think about it, because there is no way I would just be qualifying for VIB. I hope whoever I qualified is grateful I got her/him there. However, I want the purchase transferred to my account, so I sent Randee a pm. Gabbi put the second purchase on my Beauty insider account, so I would have qualified the first time if the unhelpful lady would have used my account. I am actually glad it worked out the way it did. I doubt I would have stopped by the sales section had I already qualified. The lady who suggested I get the bag of Rouge samples was not at the register the first time either, so I would have missed those as well. That lady never even heard me ask for samples, so it was so nice of her to offer them out of the blue. Overall, I rate my first experience a B (taking points off for having a They're Real event without samples they are advertising, and ringing me up on the wrong Beauty Insider account despite giving her my VIB card). I cannot really hold the lack of skincare samplers against them as items sell out when they're good.   One final thought, I am glad I saw the Divergent polish in person and never ordered it first. As I never return anything, I would have been mighty upset that two of the colors were grossly separated, and I could not shake them back to normal (yes I tried, because all 6 polishes were on sale for $5.99)!  
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It does not look like I am going to get an update either, and I think I am off my just under $10 this time.  It is weird, because the spatulas were more than that.  Oh w... see post
floweer27
dry/flaky/cracked/redness skin HELP
i have very dry flaky skin between my eyebrows nose and chin it is very frustrating having to wear make up and it looks all scaly and cracked and is always peeling Ive used many of the mac foundations (great coverage) and currently using bare minerals foundation nothing seems to help on top of that in the areas where my skin is dry i have red patches help anyone! idk what makeup to wear anymore
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jemly
BEAUTY WHIZ jemly / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
this is definitely something to be tackled via skincare, not foundation. please let us know what your current skincare routine is (am / pm), and we can help tackle the s... see post
jennypenny1995
Sephora vs. Ulta - The Verdict
I've been a VIB for a few years now, and my local Sephora is within walking distance of that "other" brand. I've heard rave reviews about their rewards program, most especially about their generous giving of free product with each new level reached and not samplers.   Today, I headed to my Sephora store for the VIB event, got my bag loaded up, and then...went to Ulta. I was actually there to get a tube of NYX lip gloss since I've heard so much about it, but I went through the whole store out of pure curiosity.   The verdict? While Ulta does carry drugstore brands and their rewards are pretty lofty in comparison...Sephora has my heart. Ulta felt too "superstore-ish". No offense, but a little...below...the standard and prestige of Sephora. So, Sephora, heed our call! Amp up our VIB rewards. Tidy up the shelves and demos in your stores (our store is a tad lacking in that dept.). And, keep up the great work! = )
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fashionforlife18
BEAUTY WHIZ fashionforlife18 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I was just thinking about this 2 days ago when I went into an Ulta store. I typically only shop Sephora (because I love the place! haha) but also because I think the Sal... see post
gulnaz
skin care
hi guys... can you please help me a lil abut the skin care products... i wanted to buy sum sort of serum or night cream or anything which can actually whitens my skin as i hav lost my real complxnsion years back.. white flawless and even tone :/ plz help !! xox
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gulnaz
gulnaz / NEWCOMER / replied
thankyou so much sweet heart!! love frm pakistan :) see post
NerryBean
hi everyone! ! any suggestions for reducing or eliminating stretch marks?
unblownkisses
BEAUTY BOSS unblownkisses / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Personally, I found BioOil actually helped with mine (both stopping new ones from occurring and making the ones I have less noticable), but it's likely just due to the f... see post
Sephoraadmin
What new technology would you love to see in our stores? (Make-over videos playing in stores? Ratings & Reviews kiosk? Sephora.com on an iPad?)
TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY MAVEN TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Agree, BI would be better because I would prefer my cc # not be hanging around in a system for lookup. I'm looking at you, Target. see post
annec322
Sun Safety Kit 2014- I just bought it!
I went to the opening of a new SiJCP today.  I walked in and low and behold, there it was.  Just sitting there all innocently.  I knew right away that it was destiny.  Without further adieu...       Contents (according to accompanying pamphlet): Spoiler (Highlight to read) 0.5 oz Algenist SPF 20 Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer 0.03 oz Bare Minerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil 0.33 oz Murad SPF 30 Essential-C Day Moisturizer 0.5 oz Ole Henriksen 50+ SPF Protect the Truth Sunscreen 0.5 oz Peter Thomas Roth 30 SPF All Day Moisture Defense Lotion 0.64 oz Shiseido 50+ SPF Ultimate Sun Protection Cream 1.69 oz St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse 0.23 oz Stila 30 SPF 10-in-1 BB Cream 1 oz Supergoop! 50 SPF Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil 0.5 oz Tarte Brazilliance Maracuja Self Tanner 0.14 oz Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder 0.5 oz Algenist SPF 20 Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer0.03 oz Bare Minerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil0.33 oz Murad SPF 30 Essential-C Day Moisturizer0.5 oz Ole Henriksen 50+ SPF Protect the Truth Sunscreen0.5 oz Peter Thomas Roth 30 SPF All Day Moisture Defense Lotion0.64 oz Shiseido 50+ SPF Ultimate Sun Protection Cream1.69 oz St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse0.23 oz Stila 30 SPF 10-in-1 BB Cream1 oz Supergoop! 50 SPF Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil0.5 oz Tarte Brazilliance Maracuja Self Tanner0.14 oz Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder I'm most excited for the Algenist, Murad, and Supergoop! because those are all brands I've been meaning to try.  For those three alone, I got a good deal even if I give the rest away.    What does everyone else think?  Is it what you were hoping for?  Whose gonna get it?  
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laura819
BEAUTY PRO laura819 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I can't believe this but I was visiting my parents this weekend and the Sephora at their mall had a TON of these left! I almost squealed with delight when I saw it! I gr... see post
weeeeweeeeeee
organic cotton vs non?
Hey all. I am running low on cotton, so I need to stock up soon. I normally but the best deal I can find for cotton pads, but since I have some drugstore credit, I might venture out. Is there any difference between organic cotton and regular cotton? Are there any benefits in buying the organic cotton?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY MAVEN TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
WAIT Target has organic cotton beauty? What is the $$ and name of the brand? This will be more convenient to me than getting to Walgreens. see post
ShinyMagpie
Tarte sold out to a company that tests on animals...
This is their Facebook status:    To all of our tartelettes: As you may have heard, tarte has recently been acquired by Japanese company KOSÉ. It’s truly been an amazing ride, from the little venture Maureen Kelly started in her bedroom 15 years ago to the global powerhouse we’re privileged to join. Our vision has always been to create beauty products that are ‘healthy treats for your skin,’ foster the highest level of customer service and give back to the community and the environment. By joining the KOSÉ family and adding to that rich portfolio, we can build on what we’ve already accomplished with powerful products and explore expanding the tarte brand in new and exciting countries. And rest assured, we are committed to remaining a cruelty-free brand and will not test on animals. Maureen will stay on as the CEO and looks forward to continuing a lasting relationship with our tartelettes. xo, the tarte team!   While they claim they will remain cruelty free the new parent company KOSÉ DOES test on animals.  So extremely disappointing that Maureen decided to become a big sellout like so many other brands that start out with good intentions but cave into the money. No ethics after all I guess.    I can't post outside links but go ahead and google "KOSÉ animal testing" and see for yourself.      
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Askenjuri
BEAUTY BOSS Askenjuri / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Anita Roddick died some years ago.  I doubt her wishes have any influence on L'Oreal.   It's really disturbing to constantly run up against the fact that everything is... see post
H216
Cleansing Water for Dummies
I posted a thread about removing my makeup/washing face with dry skin a while back. A lot of folks recommended cleansing water. Also, many threads recommend cleansing water, especially Koh Gen Doh.   So I finally placed an order for cleansing water (Claudalie since I love everything I try by them) and got it. I've used it a couple of times and do like how refreshing it feels but I have no clue if I'm using it the right way!   Currently, I come home and use a cotton round with the cleansing water and proceed to wipe my face with it. I don't use it for eye makeup if I wore eye makeup I use a separate eye makeup remover first (with a cotton ball) and then proceed with Claudalie Cleansing Water.   Am I supposed to rinse my face with regular water afterwards or is the wipeout by itself just fine? I will tell you that I've tried both and the time I rinsed with water afterwards, my face was so dry. The time I didn't, my face had a nice dewy glow. But I don't want to leave it on if it's not meant to be left on. HELP!!!
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dejena
BEAUTY BUFF dejena / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hopefully it works well for you! I adore using cleansing water for my morning cleaning, and then use a foaming cleanser at night... Or an oil cleanser if I wore makeup. ... see post
pinktorridora
OH Invigorating Night Gel On Sale?
I just noticed that my beloved is out of stock, but it's on sale for $27...   Repackaging? Reformulating? Can I Mod chime in?   Its still full price on the OH website...   http://www.sephora.com/invigorating-night-gel-P423 30?skuId=958637
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kso1225
BEAUTY GURU kso1225 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I didn't see an expiration date on mine which is weird because I know the OH minis I've tried from kits had expiration dates printed on them.  The only identifier that I... see post
lucyshnoosy
I went to a Sephora store opening on 7/11
Details: The new store opened in Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island. They opened at 10:00.  I got there about 10:10 and there were already lots of people in the store and arriving. I was glad to see they were getting a good response. Everything was so pristine!!! Brand new, untouched items for testers. Perfectly spotless shopping baskets. I wished everything could stay perfect like that. The Sephora staffers were very friendly and helpful. I got lots of individual help trying products, getting advice, and so on. The store was offering a very nice gift with a $50 purchase. It was a (boxed, with cards) Alex and Ani bracelet. I think this was a great choice for 2 reasons: - Alex and Ani is a Rhode Island-based company and their flagship store is right next to Garden City Center.   - The bangle was the “Arms of Strength” Charity by Design starfish bracelet. The starfish has a pretty pink BCA crystal on it.  A&A gives 20% of the proceeds from the bracelet to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. This is another local, Rhode Island organization. (There were representatives from the foundation at the opening, and info was put in the Sephora bags.) I absolutely love that the store picked a promotion that benefits charity, and that they worked with local companies. This was so much nicer than if they had given away some “made in China” plastic doodad that said Sephora on it. Well done!  :-) There wasn’t anything specifically for Rouges, such as a preview party, and so on. But the bracelet promo was great. (And I loved that it is silver toned, so it goes with my other A&A bracelets!)   All in all, I really liked the store and staff.
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sorry to bring the party down...but that's what we all miss, right?   The way we were originally treated as valued customers to the present of having us beg for itty b... see post
Sephoraadmin
The one thing I would most like to change about shopping for Skincare at Sephora is...
andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Have the brands on the back wall in alphabetical order! The store near me has it in this order: Clinique, Shiseido, Peter Thomas Roth, Ole Henrikson, Boscia, and a few m... see post
MoreGun89
Check Your Bottles
just came across this post on Reddit in /r/tifu, original post by viva-c   "So one of my favorite makeup products is this makeup setting spray As you can see, the bottle is opaque. I use the product every day after I put on my makeup. I recently started running low and it wasn't spraying as good, so I took off the cap to look inside the bottle and see how much I had left. THERE WAS A SH*T TON OF MOLD GROWING INSIDE THE BOTTLE. I have been spraying mold on my face for an unknown amount of time but probably weeks. Your life can always be grosser than it currently is. If you didn't spray mold on your face today, be grateful."   edited for outside link and profanity.  May want to regularly check the inside of opaque bottles, especially this one if it wasn't end user error and was a batch issue.  YUCK!
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laura819
BEAUTY PRO laura819 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I was just going to post about this! After inspecting my other bottle, I threw it in my "empties" drawer. And then I went and bought a new bottle. I opened it, and, the ... see post
Emylulu
Makeup look
What products do I need to make this look?
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chlotam
BEAUTY MASTER chlotam / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
For the eyes I would use the Chanel Raffinement Quad, using the second lightest tan shade on the lid, with the light taupe in the crease and the darkest shade in the out... see post
Sephoraadmin
Fragrance Inspirations: What makes you want to try a new fragrance?
beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What makes me want to try a new fragrance? I love variety since the fragrance I choose depends on my mood.   I wish Sephora had those little fragrance plastic sample ... see post
lynneanne
does anyone else have the problem with their clarsonic needing to be charged after 3 days of use?
hello, I have the clarsonic ARIA and i have noticed that the battery dies about every 3 days and it needs to go back on the charger. I thought this was a little too often and I wanted to get some feedback from other people if this is normal or mine may be defective. I have only had it for a month. Granted, I use it twice a day morning and night and i use one full cycle and then about half of the next since it always turns off when i am almost done.
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My husband always says I look like Sarah Jessica Parker (I disagree).  I love her though, so she can play me.   I just use my phone's camera for everything.  I have a ... see post
candacebt
Post a link to your Beauty Blog!
Hi BT'ers! Because it is Valentine's Day and I LUVVVE you, I wanted to give you a little gift.   This thread is for you to post LINKS (yes links!) to your personal Beauty Blog. Not anyone else's, just yours.   We are a community after all, and we want to support each other. So show a little love and visit your fellow BTer's beauty blog.   And if you are thinking of starting a blog, do it! Then come back and post the link.*   <3, Candace Your friendly Community Manager   *1 link and 1 blog per member*
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itsglotime
itsglotime / RISING STAR / replied
I have a beauty/fashion channel on YouTube; I have tutorials, hauls, DIYs, and more! :)   http://www.youtube.com/itsglotime see post