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The Question Thread: Because not all questions need their own thread.
I'm making this thread because I simply don't want to create a new thread for every little question that pops into my head, nor do I think that most questions need a separate topic.    I had previously just dropped whatever random question that came to mind into the Random Thread (thanks jemly!), but I had been thinking about starting this for a while and figured I'd give it a shot to see if it could be of any use.    I'm well aware that the people who could best utilize this thread will likely remain completely oblivious to it, but if it can consolidate even a small fraction of questions -- and maybe even generate some interesting conversations both beauty and non-beauty related -- that seems worthwhile.    Official thread mascots: The Curious Puppies.   Official thread anti-mascot: Lucille Bluth.   It probably would've been wise of me to have a relatively inane question to use as an example and kick this thread off...    Well, since I apparently don't have any pressing questions, I'll start with this two-parter:   What's your favorite drug store nail polish shade AND which official mascot puppy is your favorite? Bonus/Extra Credit: What's it's name?
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What's the 'perfect' greige-lilac lipstick for an olive complexion. Where the lilac tones shine through a bit so it looks somewhat like NYX's Lip Lingerie in Embellishme... see post
PLAY! by SEPHORA Invitation FAQs
PLAY! by SEPHORA has some exciting news to share with you. Starting in May 2016, we’re expanding PLAY! to the lower 48 states and giving our PLAY! boxes a makeover!   For those of you already on the waitlist as of April 8 th , 2016, we will be sending out invitations in waves until all available spots are filled. Invitations will be sent based on when you joined the waitlist. Spots are still limited, so please act quickly if you receive an invitation. As a reminder, when you receive your invitation to join, be sure to enter the same email address used to join the waitlist. If you don’t receive an invitation this time around, or you joined the waitlist after April 8th – don’t worry! As more spots open up each month, we’ll continue to send out invitations on a rolling, first come, first served basis.   If you would like to join the waitlist, please enter your email by visiting . You will be included in future months’ invitations.   Q: When will invites be sent out to people who are on the waitlist? A: The first wave of invitations for signup will be sent during mid-April 2016. They will continue to be sent out in monthly increments as the program grows.   Q: Where does PLAY! by SEPHORA ship? A: PLAY! by SEPHORA is currently only available in the U.S. and can ship to any address in the contiguous 48 states.   Q: If I do get an invite, am I guaranteed a box? A: Box quantities are limited each month. If you are invited to subscribe to PLAY! by SEPHORA, please redeem your invitation and claim your spot as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out on that month’s box.   Q: Will Canadians have an opportunity to subscribe? A: PLAY! by SEPHORA is not currently available in Canada; however, we will keep you posted on any plans for expansion.   Q: I am a US resident and do not live in one of the contiguous 48 states. When will PLAY! be available to me? A: We are currently exploring ways to expand our shipping capabilities to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and US Military Bases. We'll be notifying clients as soon as we have an update and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.   For more PLAY! by SEPHORA FAQs please visit the following link>
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So sorry to hear tons of y'all are having continual problems with this. Hope it gets resolved soon.   Thankfully I'm choosing not to participate simply because I have ... see post
Which limited edition products and collections are must have and which to skip?
We've all felt the pain of those items that we would have gotten, should have gotten but now must pay way to much to buy from re-sellers.  Maybe collective BT minds can identify (while still in stock) the limited edition must haves. My recents...the Dior Nude illuminating powder (spring 2016) is a pass.  The Chanel Ribbon blush spring 2016) is a maybe.  The YSL Gypsy Opale and Indie Jaspie (face powder and eye shadow) sold out within hours of the YSL site pre-release (it just went live on NM). Anyone have any thoughts on currently available or soon to be limited editions?
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I prefer Nars over Becca as a brand, personally.  But both look lovely. Which one gets you more excited?  I'd go with that one... see post
What's New On The Site Today, Canada?
Ladies (and gentlemen!)   Since Canada seems to be getting different/fewer brands added to the website, and any cross-border new releases seem to be several days to weeks later than US releases, I thought we could use our own 'what's new/found in the wild' post.   Please feel free to share any new products/brands you find on the Canadian site here.
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Ooh, I'm excited for the Not A Blue Bottle mini :D see post
KVD Upcoming Releases & General Love Thread
This post is for discussion regarding KVD's new releases and all other things regarding her brand.       In addition to Sephora, Kat's own online makeup store (Kat Von D Beauty) also sells her products.   RECENTLY RELEASED: Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer- eshadow-primer-P405808?skuId=1776913 Mini Shade + Light Collection- d-P407872?skuId=1776889 Spoiler (Highlight to read)   UPCOMING PRODUCTS: 10 shades of High Voltage Metallic Liquid Lipsticks-Delayed, now releasing in Spring Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Concealer, Foundation, Powder & Blush Brushes-TBA Spoiler (Highlight to read)  LE lipsticks for charity & mystery eyeshadows-TBA Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Packaging Sneak Peaks: -New Matte/Metal Palette -Word design for blush & eyeshadow palettes -A new compact designed in the form of a wax seal -Serpentina palette ("Jeweled tones.  Tarnished gold and coppers.  Peacock feathers and Cleopatra's headdress.  Crimson Nile.  The Shades will be epic.") Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Upcoming products without additional information: Kat & Kandee Collab Kat & Too Faced Collab Shade + Light Obsession Everlasting Obsession Liquid Lipstick Set Studded Kiss Lip Liner Kit Makeup Wipes   Updated as of 3/04/2016
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I'm still waiting for the blush duos the get reformulated... see post
Sephora Canada Site Product Update Thread
Hello Canadian BTers!   I'm starting this new thread to act as the official update location of new launches, LE products, and brands that are on coming to the US site but may be launching (and returning) to Sephora's Canadian site at a different time. There are a lot of changes happening in real time over here, and in the spirit of communication, this thread is to keep our BTers abreast of the information we have. This is not going to be everything, and could also be subject to change (and hopefully we won't need this thread forever), but we are working with the Canadian team to get as much information for you as we can.   That being said, we will only be using this thread to speak to dates and info about big upcoming launches, LE products, and brands that are on the US site and are coming to the site. If you have  a question about any of these things, drop it here, and we will do our best to track down the answer for you.   I realize that you guys are feeling all of the feelings right now about the new warehouse move, but this thread is not a venting loop, nor is it a thread to deal with customer service issues (as I don't have any access to our order systems). We've got quite a few of those on the community already (for totes good reason), but I'd like to keep this specific thread informational, if possible.   Okay on to the info! Here's what I know (previous releases in spoiler):   New Launches / LE products Spoiler (Highlight to read) Kat Von D 5th Anniversary Tattoo liner - July 9 (will post time when I have it) Early am PT, around 9 am. Kat Von D 5th Anniversary Tattoo liner - July 9 (will post time when I have it) Early am PT, around 9 am. Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bite Opal Lipstick & Gloss - This is coming to .ca, but has not arrived at the warehouse yet. I will update this thread when I get a date.  Bite Opal Lipstick & Gloss - This is coming to .ca, but has not arrived at the warehouse yet. I will update this thread when I get a date.  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette - Will launch at the same time as the US site, July 12 Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette - Will launch at the same time as the US site, July 12 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bite Limited Edition Lip Lab 007 - July 15 at 9 am PT Bite Limited Edition Lip Lab 007 - July 15 at 9 am PT Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bite Maple Collection - July 16 at 9 am PT - This is a different date then the brand gave on their Instagram, so FYI!! Too Faced Sugar Pop Palette - End of July, around 7/27 KVD New Liquid Lipsticks - Potentially same date as US (July 14), but could be a day or two later. Will have more info the week of the 13th.  These will be available by this Thursday 7/16 as well as some of the new Metal Crush eyeshadows.  Bite Maple Collection - July 16 at 9 am PT - This is a different date then the brand gave on their Instagram, so FYI!! Too Faced Sugar Pop Palette - End of July, around 7/27 KVD New Liquid Lipsticks - Potentially same date as US (July 14), but could be a day or two later. Will have more info the week of the 13th.  These will be available by this Thursday 7/16 as well as some of the new Metal Crush eyeshadows.    JEM (I know, I'm waiting with baited breath for this one too) - Tracking this one down after a special request from fellow Jem lover veronika23. The team is on it. KVD Studded Lip - 6 of the shades should go live at the same time as the US (around August 11), but 3 of the shades will go live later in August (Halo, Mercy, Solo)  Metal Crush Eyeshadows - confirming Restocks Spoiler (Highlight to read) Becca Champagne Pop will be back! I'm hearing next week but I will update this thread with a date when I have it.  Thursday 7/16 at 9am PT Becca Champagne Pop will be back! I'm hearing next week but I will update this thread with a date when I have it. Thursday 7/16 at 9am PT KVD Everlasting Lipsticks restock - I am hearing end of August, but will confirm Brands Spoiler (Highlight to read) Laura Mercier (all products) - July 9; I'll update with a time when I have it. Early AM PT, around 9 am. Laura Mercier (all products) - July 9; I'll update with a time when I have it. Early AM PT, around 9 am. St. Tropez - Coming back soon!  Drybar - TBC, but don't give up hope!  Omorovicza - Coming back! Target date is Fall (Sept) Ardency Inn - Coming Soon  Dr. Jart (except acne / SPF skus) - 8/27 PMD - Fall (Sept / Oct)  LaVanila - 8/27 (just deodorants, no fragrance or body lotion)   If you have a question about a new US release or LE product on the .ca site, post it below and I'll try to get you an answer!
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Are we getting the new TF palette with the stickers? Also Grav3yardgirl's new palette and if so when on both!?  see post
    As a longtime Hourglass lover and addict I figured it was time BT had a dedicated thread to one of my/our favorite brands!    Direct link to the Hourglass page on Sephora:   What are your favorite products from this line?   Newest Release(s) Available Now: Ambient Strobe Light Sculptor 8?skuId=1792662&icid2=brand%20content_brand:hourgl ... Illume Sheer Color Trio 7707?skuId=1822816&icid2=brand%20content_brand:hou ...     Ambient Light Correcting Primers imer-P407705?skuId=1792670&icid2=brand%20content_b ...   Coming Soon!
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NUDE Skincare
I see that a lot of the NUDE Skincare products are in the sale section. I LOVE this line! Are the products being discontinued/no longer carried by Sephora, or are they just being rolled out in different packaging?
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  I purchased some NUDE stuff when it went on sale, assuming I'd be able to buy somewhere else later on if I needed to restock.  I've liked everything I got, but I now ... see post
Play! By Sephora Subscription Box Review And Discussion
Share photos and reviews on your Sephora Play Subscription Boxes here. If you're looking for reviews on any other box, look here: -box-photo-sharing/td-p/973905    The subscription program is only offered by invitation at the moment. If you have not received an invite, you can join the waiting list here:    I do not have control over who receives invitations (whether they live in test cities or not), but I will edit this once the program opens to new groups.   If you want more information on the program or have questions not related to someone's box review, please visit this thread: y-SEPHORA-Invitation-FAQs/td-p/2124432
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I just received the May box and am looking forward to seeing June's box.  Thanks @beauty2sample :)  see post
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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I just started a little beauty Instagram of my own. It's @iridescentglam if anyone is interested and would like to follow. see post
Hello I want to get my makeup done at Sephora but I was wondering how long do it take and how much is it for prom makeup
Try to schedule it as soon as possible because there is no guarantee your store will have any availability. Keep in mind you're also competing with other girls at your s... see post
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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NEVER order anything from! You will regret it! They have awful customer service, but the worst problem was that literally half of my order was either broken/mal... see post
Say What?! The Sephora Misrepresentation Thread
I thought it would be helpful to have a central place where we can report things that are amiss!   Sometimes, promo codes are not as advertised or products on the website have an inaccurate picture or description.  If you see or receive something that is incorrect, please let us know here!  
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@knuevekm !!  :) see post
Name Our Shades!
Hello from Wander Beauty! We know you've been loving our Exquisite Eye Liquid shadows and are so excited to announce we will be launching two NEW shades in the fall. Even better, YOU chose the shades! Our liquid shadow is fuss free, lustrous and perfect for women on the go. They will last throughout your busy day without creasing or fading! Take a look here: -P407379?keyword=WANDER%20BEAUTY%20Exquisite%20Eye ...   We love your feedback! Help us name Shade 1 and 2 for a chance to receive our Exquisite Eye Liquid Shadows before they launch!   xoxo,   Team Wander
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Wholly WOW thanks :) see post
Project 5 Pan: For Those of Us With Commitment Issues
Hopefully I am not stepping on any toes with the No-buy thread or P10P of the past- but I know I require inspiration to use up long neglected products and have never actively sought to finish something up. It can be thrilling! It's almost as good as buying new product, right?*   Feel free to join me in forcibly integrating products I should probably just throw away into my routine in an effort to finish them off. Pick 5 products (doesn't need to be full size, baby steps) and begin!   My 5 Pan Challenge: 1. Chanel Rouge Gabrielle 2. Benefit 'That Gal' highlighter 3. Glossier face mist 4. MAC eyeshadow quad from circa 1912 5. Dr. Jart Cermadin day tint deluxe sample     (*Wrong)
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I am slowly working on my list of lipsticks... The MUFE lipstick is still not completely gone. There is so much product in the bottom part of the tube. Of course, this i... see post
lets talk tatcha
So recently I've been seeing people talk about this brand on Beauty Talk and I've never heard of this brand before and everyone seems to be raving about it.... SO WHAT IS ALL THE HYPE???  Why is everyone so in love with this stuff?  I starting to get very interested in these products but why is every loving this stuff??? DO TELLLL
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Hey everyone! Tatcha founder Victoria Tsai is going to be live on BeautyTalk from 12-1 pm PST! The live chat is open to questions NOW so feel free to check it out if you... see post
Self Tanner for Pale Skin
Hi, I looked through the forums but didn't see anything on self tanners. I'm pretty pale and every single self tanner I've tried has left my legs and arms streaky and orange or even sparkly. I've read and tried all the best practices like exfoliating etc and nothing seems to work. I've purchased cheaper drugstore stuff like jergens and more $50 bottles of highly rated tanner, same results across the board. I'm looking for either a gradual tanner lotion that I can put on daily and the color will build, but also looking for options for just leg makeup that I can put on when I wear dresses or shorts that can wash off later. Products I've tried: fake bake, jergens, perfeckt,tantalizer, sally hansen, infomercial air brush tanner. Thanks,
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HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've just given up and usually go and get a Mystic Tan done because I still haven't been able to self-tan at home successfully either. But I might try again!   I've re... see post
Has this ever happened to anyone: Sephora's used product
Today I went to Sephora with my mom and she was interested on buying a new eye cream. This kind Sephora worker helped us out and we finally decided on getting this eye serum from Algenist. It was kinda funny 'cause my mom wanted to open the box to make sure everything was okay. I've been shopping at Sephora for years and have never had a problem with any of their products being used/anything. When we came home she decided to open it to try the product out and guess what…it was used AND empty.     I'm going back to Sephora tomorrow to exchange it….but I'm curious, has this ever happened to anyone else? I'm quite shock tbh. Esp since I've been buying all my beauty products from Sephora for years and this as never happened to me before.  
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Oh yes, this has happened to me a few times (even with online orders). In fact I'm going to be returning some lipsticks hopefully tonight. It looks like someone opened t... see post
Glossier / Into the Gloss
Since Glossier launched its Phase 2 set today, I thought it would be a good time to start a thread for the brand. Plus, I'm a bit obsessed with its products.   I have a referral link (you get 20% off, PM me for it).   Phase 2 consists of a sheer matte lipstick, concealer, and tinted brow gel.      
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HALL OF FAMER xmychanelscalpel / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nope-- but I think this product is breaking me out. Which is v upsetting because I love how it works.  see post
Writing reviews about Sephora employees
often when i go into sephora, they give me a website to go to in order to write a review of my experience. does anyone have a link to that website? i keep forgetting to write reviews and then when i'm ready, i can't find the website.
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@Pandulce94 your makeup looks great. What was on your lips? see post
Fair Skin Foundation Flashback
Hi!   I have incredibly fair skin and have been on the hunt for a foundation that does not cause flashback. Even the foundations that people say do not cause flashback, cause flashback on me. I don't know if it is because of my fair skin or something else but I am trying to find a fix to the problem.    What foundations/powder foundations do you use that do not cause flashback? Any advice or great foundations you have heard do not cause flashback?    Thanks! 
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Everyone raved about it online and how it does not cause flashback so I guess I never even checked to see if that was an issue itself. Thank you for letting me know!  see post
The arrival of Aritaum in the US - the Korean equivalent of Sephora
Hey BTers,   Just saw on Racked about the launch of the Korean beauty chain, Aritaum (like a Sephora), in the US. Has anyone been to this store in your local area? They carry brands like Sulwhasoo, Laneige, IOPE, Mamonde, Hanyul and other favorite K-brands that are not generally easy to find in the US (if at all). Would like to hear your thoughts on this chain and the brands that they carry!    
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Hello! For those of you in the bigger cites such as Toronto, there are tons of places that sell Korean makeup/skin care. There is Faceshop which is already in many of th... see post
What is your favorite face mask?
Ok so I'm looking for a mask to apply to my face. I love mud masks but have heard mixed reviews on them.  What's your favorite brand?
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Hi @themommyfiles   My favorite mask is Peter Thomas Roth's Camu Camu Power C x 30 Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Mask. I love masks that you can put on at night an... see post
Getting a job w little experience
So I've been dying for a job at Sephora but I have no experience doing makeup nor did I go to school. I have a lot of years of retail experience and in customer service and I am and artist and went to art school (which prob doesn't help). I applied to literally every job within 25 miles of me on the Sephora careers website but haven't heard anything back yet. I'm wondering what the chances of being hired with no experience are or if I should do anything else to help my changes like call the store manager or something. Please help. My passion is so strong and I just want to get some experience so I can start a career in the industry 
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Several associates I've met started at one of our local Ultas. Kind of like Ulta is the training ground, then move up to Sephora. Hope this helps. see post
Poll: Lip stick or lip gloss?
I wanted to create a poll for fun and see which is more popular among women. My preferences are rosy, pink nude with little shine, I guess moisturizing can fit in here too.And for those that wear minimal makeup like me or for those that are looking for everyday wear and want to explore more options.     As for me, it is seriously hard to find the perfect lip gloss even though I compare every single one to my inner lip color.
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I usually prefer creamier lipsticks for nicer looks like during work and gloss for casual looks. However, both have the unfortunate side effect of everything sticking to... see post
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! ch/index.aspx (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 - (PETA)   Anastasia -  (PETA)   Bare Escentuals -  (PETA)   Becca - (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Betsy Johnson – (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Bite Beauty - (Leaping Bunny)   Blinc -  (PETA)   Bond No 9 – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Butter London – (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Carol's Daughter -  (PETA)   Caudalie - (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Clarins - (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare -  (PETA)   DuWop -   Hello Kitty -   Hourglass -  (PETA)   Illume – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Jack Black -  (PETA)   JINsoon – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Josie Maran -  (PETA)   Juicy Couture – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Julep – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Jurlique – (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   J ustin Bieber – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Kate Somerville – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Kat Von D -   KenzoUSA – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Keratinperfect – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Korres Natural Products -   L’Occitane – (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free, but they are not listed on either site)    L’artisan parfumeur – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   LivingProof – Cruelty Free/Gluten Free Stylers   Make Up For Ever – Cruelty Free   ME Smooth – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Murad -  (PETA)   Nails Inc – Cruelty Free   NARS – Cruelty Free   NUDE – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics –  (PETA)   Ole Henriksen – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Omorovicza – Cruelty Free Perfect   Formula X – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Pantone -   Ren –  (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 – “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 -  (PETA)   Tarte -  (PETA)   Tata Harper –  (LB, PETA)   TanTowel -  (PETA)   The New Black – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Too Faced Cosmetics -  (PETA)   Urban Decay -   (PETA, LB)   Wen -  - (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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HALL OF FAMER vegchililover78 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The question about China and animal testing has come up a few times so I thought I would post this. I've been a little fuzzy on it too. Today I found a great blog called... see post
  A thread dedicated for those OMG ITS BACK IN STOCK! moments. Because everyone's keeping an eye out for sumpin' and who wants to keep an eye on a bajillion threads (even though there probably still will be). 
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Darn! Missed this one again :( Thanks for the notice! see post
Why was I told 'no' when I asked for a sample of a cream contour?
I went to the Sephora at Serway Gardens in Etobicoke Ontario. I'm not from there. I asked the guy who worked there if I could have a sample of the New Sephora Pantone cream palette. I only wanted a swatch of two shades to try for myself on my nose. Now, my hair was messy, but I looked fine and was very pleasant to him. I actually have a background in makeup. Here's the conversation we had, both with smiles on our faces...:   Me: Hi are you busy? I was wondering if I could have a sample of this? Him:'noooo'. Me: Why Not? Him: It would ruin the palette Me: But people have their fingers all in it to swatch, what's the difference? Him: Well, we don't do samples of cream products here. It's like if you were to ask me for a sample of a lipstick.  Me: Oh...okay.   I walked out. Business lost. I went to Mac instead. I'm astonished and pissed off. I've never been told no to a sample. He never offered to try it on me. He never asked for clarification. He never made a offer. He never tried to help me or talk to me. He said no and argued with me, the customer. I'm not sure what he was thinking. Maybe he assumed I wanted a sample of every colour? He had horrible communication skills. That's not my local Sephora but it was horrific. I stood with the palette hoping for someone who was free to approach me. No one did! I had to approach him. We both know his reasoning is ridiculous. Customers can get 3 samples, and certainly creams.   What should I do? Is he right when he told me he was not allowed to make cream samples? Was I wrong to ask for that sample? If you a worker were asked, what would you think?
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  I'm a little late to this conversation, but I also had an experience like this very recently and for the first time.   I was in the Eaton Centre and asked for a tin... see post
Makeup vanity at a window vs opposite a window?
I've always had my vanity at a window so I can see, but I am now considering having my back to a big window in order to have a big mirror with a lot of lighting.    My concern is if there is good enough lighting that can accomplish what happens at a window?  Or, will the sun at my back make my face dark and hard to light up.  I know if I stand with my back to the window while holding a makeup mirror with a built in light, I can barely see.  The unknown is what happens with a great setup with a lot of great lights. I know those lights work well if you are in a room with no window, but I'm not sure about the 'backlit' aspect.     Any experience with this?
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I just got a vanity and I have it set up facing the window.  I find if the window is behind me, it casts a shadow and hard to get an accurate look.  By facing the window... see post
do you dampen the beauty blender before each use or just once?
I clean my BB after each and every use. If I've cleaned it the night before I apply to my makeup, I run it under the sink. I let it soak up water and then squeeze it out... see post