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Clarisonic or Foreo Luna?
I'm just curious. Which one is your favorite and why? LETS HERE IT
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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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HALL OF FAMER laynebr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Both! only difference is one is for the body and the other is a face cream. see post
ulta vs sephora brushes
So, I am looking to add to my brush collection and I have been eyeing the IT Brushes from Ulta a lot, but then I was thinking about how obviously Sephora carries brushes too (Sephora Brand) LOL Anyways, I was looking for some opinions on which brushes you like better? Do you think the brushes are a hit or a miss depending on which brush you get? Do you think either brand is a rip off and you don't get what you pay for? Or do you think they are fairly priced and great quality for the price? Do you think I should snag up some Ulta brushes since I have a coupon or should I wait and get some Spehora brushes during Chic week at Sephora? Any opinions/comments would be greatly appreciated!!
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PopularMakeup / NEWCOMER / replied
I have a few Ulta brushes from before they had the It brushes, and they are ok. I have seen the Ulta It Brushes, and they are pretty nice. I haven't purchased them yet, ... see post
Blemishes?
I have a few spots on my face that I've been taking care of and they've gotten lighter and a bit more fleshy colored, but is there anything else that's effective for lightening them? I've got oily skin that can break out easily.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lalazina,   To clarify - are the spots you are referring to actual, active acne marks, or are they dark/discolored spots caused by acne? I'm assuming based on you... see post
413 Request Entity Too Large
About half the time I try to get access to Sephora.com, I get the following message: I'm just curious if anyone else is having this problem, as I'm getting conflicting information from google. Some sites say it's a server issue on the site's end, others say it's a cache problem, some say something that I can't understand. Perhaps a mod can help? Please?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi srplpwdr,   I am sorry you are receiving an error message when you are trying to access our website. You may want to completely clear your cookies and try closing... see post
Does anybody have a no!no! ?
Anybody have a no!no!? I'm looking for a hair removal device. I would love to have a tria but I'm not ready to invest that kind of money in a device. The no!no! is about $200.00 cheaper and I'm wondering if anyone has one - If so, do you like it? Is it worth the investment? Or maybe you know of another hair removal device that's not as expensive as the tria but still effective. I'm totally open for discussion.
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BEAUTY BOSS BeautyBee92 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I've watched reviews and demos. It basically just burns your hair off lol definitely a no no!! see post
Brand Reps In-Store
*heads up, this IS a rant*   So I went into Sephora today looking for a new moisturizer. My skin has been insanely dry lately, and my Sheer Transformation is doing literally nothing. Normally I have normal skin - I think the dryness is from my new cleansing routine, I've heard the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser has been drying out a lot of people. Anyway, I go into the store and head to the SkincareIQ device. I enter in my concerns, skin type, all that. I start looking at a cream from FAB and trying it on my hand when the brand rep walks up to me.   "Oh, you're looking for a new moisturizer?" I respond politely, she asks me my skin concerns, we go back and forth a few times, and she pulls me over to her brand, Ren. Tells me "Now, this has no parabens, silicone, or fragrance to it, all of which you said were important to you."  ... I said I didn't want it to feel oily. But alright. I took a sample of it and later tried it on in store.   Wouldn't you know it? My face is shiny, my skin is bumpy, and an hour later the flakiness is coming back.   I hate dealing with brand reps. I understand it's their job, but what if I had decided to buy that? I would've paid for and had to return a product that was terrible for me because she doesn't know anything about other brands that would be better for my skin. Her job is to try and get as many people to purchase her brand as she can, sometimes ignoring their actual skin concerns.    Sorry for the rant. Thanks for letting me vent <3
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HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I had a similar experience with a Clarisonic brand rep. The Clarisonic rep seems to be at my local Sephora a lot. She just came to me and asked if I have heard Clarisoni... see post
Recommendations for Products like Dior's Capture Totale Dreamskin
I was able to use a sample of Capture Totale Dreamskin by Dior and I love it! But i can't justify the price tag. Is there another primer that you recommend that evens out skintone and brightens the way the Dior one did for me? Thanks!
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Mascara samples at Sephora?
I'm trying to decide between the Diorshow and Lancome mascaras, but I need to try both of them out first. I don't want to buy both of them then return one if I don't like it, but I don't want to use the testers at the Sephora near me since they're usually really gross. If I ask, will one of the cast members give me a sample of the mascaras, or do they not give mascara samples?
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jaaaane,    Did you have any particular ones you wanted to try out? Or rather, what do you want from a mascara? (volume, curl, etc.) I can help you to choose one ... see post
Is NARS discontinuing their sheer matte and sheer glow foundations?
I love the NARS sheer glow foundation and I would hate for it to be discontinued, but I've been reading mixed news lately and just want to know if anyone knows for sure? I've also noticed that sephora no longer has the sheer matte foundations available for purchase. I am looking forward to trying their new "all day luminous" foundation, but sheer glow will always be my favorite... 
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BEAUTY BUFF Lucky7J / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thank you all for quick responses. So happy to hear that the Sheer Glow will not be discontinued (my HG)! Very excited to try the new foundation out soon! :)  see post
Have way too much stuff, but not sure if I can join a TSB because I am no longer a VIB!
Hey guys! I'm doing a "purge" of all things beauty related. I have way too much stuff that I really cant use due to it not being right for my skin/not for my hair type. I thought about giving it all away, but that's money walking out the door. It wouldn't be a big deal if it was all foils, but I have a lot of other stuff.   I could be blind, but I haven't seen any new TSB's going on right now I could possibly jump in (never done it before). Or that we would allow me to be in one as most want VIB or Rouge which I no longer am. It says in Beauty Talk I still am, but on my account it says Beauty Insider. The trade thread is also a possibility, but the problem is a lot of that stuff I'll have to hold on to until someone wants it.   So I'm asking you guys to weigh in for your best advice!   I put some pictures down below so you can begin to see an example of the pile up of what only 30 minutes worth of stuff found looks like and looks like I got an hour or two of things most likely to add.      
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I too would be interested in doing a tsb if you decided to start one:) see post
Skin Inc - Anyone Tried It?
I picked up the Holiday Perfect set since it's 2x points and so far I'm liking the Pure Revival Peel and the brightening serum seems alright but I also keep smelling that distinct rubbing alcohol scent (isopropyl alcohol is a listed ingredient) and I can't keep it straight on which alcohols are good for your skin and which aren't. I generally use Paula's Choice as a starting guide for my skincare shopping but don't swear up and down by her word, and Skin Inc has yet to make it on there.   Has anyone else tried any of their stuff? I searched the threads (for whatever reason, it only bounces back results with the word skin in it, no matter what search string I try) and Google only gives me blog posts from people who attended a press event in Korea or Glossybox reviews. It's more expensive for a relatively unknown brand so I'm hoping if any of you use/love their stuff you'll fill me in
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I had 2.  MK89 snagged one I stuck in a TSB.  She uses things faster than I do, so I bet she's tried it.  I will eventually try the one I kept, but not anytime soon. see post
Soap & glory
I'm looking for a body lotion or body butter from soap & glory that smells just like the flake away scrub from them! It smells heavenly!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Flake away is their Pink Fragrance.   http://www.sephora.com/the-righteous-body-butter-P294724?skuId=1368646   see post
Beauty Blender 101
Hey guys! I just bought the Beauty Blender after wanting it for so long and I realized that I didn't really know much about it. I have a few questions that hopefully some of you beauties can answer!    - Is the solid cleanser really worth it? What are some alternatives? - Can I use Dove soap to clean it? - How long does the solid cleanser last? - How often do I clean my beauty blender? - Where is s good place to store my BB while it's air drying? - After each use, do I just rinse it under warm water, squeeze it and place it in the packaging to dry? Or do I have to clean it with a cleanser? - What are some Do's and Don't's with this product?   Any tips for use or care of this product would be very helpful!!
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BEAUTY BUFF kelloua / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I use the same Sephora brand cleaner that I use on my brushes on my BB and it seems to work well.  As far as drying, I have a drying mat/towel that was actually meant fo... see post
Flat Irons - Specifically GHD's
I was wondering, do the GHD Flat Irons ever come on sale online or in store?   Anyone have any detailed insight on this???   Would be helpful!
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HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I usually buy my GHDs from Folica where they frequently offer 20-30% off. see post
Finding discontinued things?
Sooo I've been trying to get my hands on a kat von d ladybird palette for a while and it seems like every product comes in and out of stock in the sale section except this one! It is my white whale and my albatross. Is there a way I can track one down in an obscure corner of the sephora warehouse?  And if the sad answer is no and my dreams are dead.. could someone please tell me it's not the greatest palette ever so I can have some closure lol? 
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BEAUTY GURU myusername / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Keep checking back here :) Normally BTers will post whenever hard to find items come back in stock. see post
Glamglow on amazon?
Have any of yall purchased glam glow from amazon it is much cheaper. I am interested in the thirsty mud it retails on there for $43.78 for the 1.7oz. Are they fakes?
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BEAUTY MASTER amnali / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I bought mine from amazon.and they are completely authentic.I found the link via Jaclyn's skin favs video...and then I compared it to sephoras glamglow.same color textur... see post
Has anyone else been ignored because of what they were wearing?
Hi girls/guys! I've got a question for you today. Has anyone else been ignored because of what they were wearing? I've had some bad experiences based on what I was wearing. When its a Monday night at 8 pm and I decide to hop in the car and run to Sephora, I am not going to get all dressed up. I walked into the store wearing my naked face and large sweats and a large sweatshirt, I was just lounging around in my bedroom mind you. I am the only one in the store and no one even acknowledged my existence. I stood in front of the MUFE eyeshadows for about 30 minutes swatching different shades and no one came and asked me for help. I had a worker just stand 10 feet away staring at me for a good minute or two without saying anything. Maybe he thought I was going to steal something? I decided to walk the store and see if that caught anyone's attention, but no one would talk to me. I am not the most socially forward person, so I didn't want to go hunt someone down and ask for their help.  Compare this to my experience a week prior. I walk in with a full face of makeup and jeans on with a cute sweater (it was -20 that day) and I am bombarded with people. I get someone who matches and applies my foundation and another who comes and asks if I want a "free spa experience". I had someone come up and hand me a basket and another ask if I needed help finding a brush. I adored that service and was blown away when I walked in on that Monday and was completely ignored. It wasn't the first time I was ignored either, but this time stood out to me because I was the only person in the store.   Has anyone else had this experience or was it just me?  
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HALL OF FAMER jcmb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wear THE COOLEST 20 year old Vans with jeans and t-shirts (with some odd graphics/sayings) usually, unless it's cold and then I'm in bright colored sweaters with unusu... see post
Store NEEDED in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho!
There are 3 Sephora locations in Spokane, WA (about a 40 minute drive from Coeur d'Alene), but there are NO Sephora's in the northern part of Idaho!!   There is a new "Village" near the lake with very nice restaurants, movie theater, very nice shopping and it's an outdoor mall. A Sephora would be PERFECT there!! I know several people in this area (me included) who never drive to Spokane because it's a real pain to do so, we don't like the Spokane area at all, and we want a local Sephora!   Hopefully Sephora will consider this and move one into the new Village plaza! There is an Ulta in Coeur d'Alene, but I never shop there. My heart belongs to Sephora! (Shows since I could be VIB Rouge two times over most years!)        
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Thank you for the suggestion, jennsen! I will definitely forward your feedback to the retail division for future consideration. :)   Thanks for shopping online as mu... see post
Does Sephora support blogger/vloggers?
I am new to blogging and vlogging and was wondering how much support Sephora gives to people in my situation. I have bought all of my makeup at local Sephora Stores and have plenty of good things to say about them. 
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hey makaylakillian,    At this time, Sephora does not provide free samples or products for the purposes of being reviewed on YouTube, blogs, or other social media ch... see post
Simple Human Mirror. ...thoughts?
Hey bt'ers. I'm looking to invest in a mirror to do my makeup. Sadly I currently hold up a hand held one with one hand and my tools or makeup products being applied in the other. Needless to say my arm gets tired lol and I feel my makeup is never good as it can be. What are your thoughts on the simple Human Mirror and what size do you suggest for doing full face makeup daily. Are they worth the investment?.   Thanks lovelys  
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have both.  The small one is great for doing precision application, but is not ideal for doing your whole face.  I would suggest the larger one if you plan to not have... see post
Anastasia Beverly Hills
There are tons of AB Hills products available and I know they are very popular however not all products are available at sephora. Is the collection at sephora ever going to expand? 
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BEAUTY BUFF missrubybabii / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I hope so it could bring sephora a lot of money I think their products are very popular ! Good to hear thanks for sharing  see post
NARS Ita Brush
Hey guys! I find it extremely difficult to spend C$65 on a brush.. What are some dupes for this brush? Or do you guys think I should just splurge and get it? Does it shed after you've washed it? Let me know your thoughts!
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have  not washed mine yet. I don't use it enough to have to but the few times ive used it, it has not shed. the brushes that come with benefit hoola is the same shape ... see post
Sephora Ipad App question.
I just received a new ipad mini 2 for Christmas and I am loving it. Anyone received any good promotion codes for placing an order through it? Any special promotions for your very first order through the App? They make it "seem" like you get bonus content and such just want to make sure I am not missing anything. Thank you.
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BEAUTY MASTER AmyC / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I don't see mobile offers either. see post
Private Messages Still Not Working
I created a thread to help, but it does not appear on the main page (so the people I wanted to help will not see it).  Trying again to get it on the main page.   If your private messages do not work, please view this link. http://community.sephora.com/t5/BeautyTalk-Support /Private-Messages-Not-Working/m-p/1851737#M1183  
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, jozkid. Like SocialQuota, I get scripts errors on that thread. I'd go up more often except for the script errors and that my whole Internet is locked (not respondin... see post
GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment
I've been wanting to purchase this but considering the price (C$76), I'm not sure if it's worth it. Have any of you tried it? How long does the full size last? How often should I use it? Any pros and cons would be greatly appreciated  
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BEAUTY BUFF missrubybabii / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I have three of the glam glow masks the super id is probably one of my favorites it works real lye ell and I know it's pricey but it's worth the product and results that... see post
40 JCPenney Stores Closing
FYI - to those of you who shop SiJCP, just wanted to throw this out there.  I found it on nbc.   I'm not even sure if these stores have Sephora in them, but hope none of you are affected.
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not Sephora related but Macy's is also closing some stores.  I think 14 stores. see post
Hair Product Samples
Can you get samples of hair styling products in store? There is a specific product I'd like to try but do not want to spend so much money in case it doesn't work with my hair.
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IT GIRL BlueEyeAli / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Yes you can, ask any of the staff there and they can make you up a sample to take home and try out! see post
Best facial sunscreen
So I've been committing a big no-no and havn't been wearing sunscreen on my face except the SPF offered by my foundation. SInce that's only 15 and I'm as pale as a ghost, I figure I should really change my routine. In past summers I've always just slathered on the same stuff I've put on my body, which would lead to painful breakouts. So, to finally get to my question, what face sunscreen have you all had good luck with? I'm open to both drug store and medium end brands, but my wallet as a college student can't go too high haha.
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BEAUTY WHIZ esthetician716 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
My favorite is Coola's sunscreens. I use the unscented SPF 30 for face and absolutely love it!!! see post
points for reviewing?
Is there ever been an answer from Sephora as to why they don't give points for filling out reviews? It seems they could relatively easily set up something similar to how birchbox gives their points for rewards (in Sephora's case, you simply would have had to have the item in your purchase history to get points so this would stop people from randomly filling out reviews on products they haven't bought or gotten samples of). 10 points per review to get 100 point reward when you have filled out 10 doesn't seem too unreasonable. Plus, I believe the questions birchbox asks get sent to back to the cosmetic companies (aka they might pay for this info/cynthia rowley picked the new shades for her lip stain based on these reviews). I never fill out reviews here (I look at them when deciding to purchase a product though), because there is no incentive for me to spend my time doing so (I spread my reviews by word of mouth I guess). However, I always fill them out on birchbox, because I get to buy products with those rewards. I love that birchbox shows the people who sampled or purchased an item, because then I feel like I can gauge their review better. I don't really see a negative for Sephora if they added this incentive for folks to fill out the reviews on the products they ordered (they already send me the emails to fill them out). 
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yep, Sephora's IT department is definitely lacking. I remember the lockout during the 20% off sale and how furious people were. But reviews should be regarded as a money... see post