I couldn't find a Too Faced thread for the life of me, so forgive me if one already exists! I got an email the other day from Too Faced about their Peanut Butter and Jelly palette (which is the most adorable makeup item I've ever seen btw), so I looked on their website to see how much it was. I was shocked to find out their 9-pan eyeshadow palettes are $52 Canadian! $52!!! That's only $7 less than the 16-pan palettes on Sephora! I switched to American dollars on their website out of curiosity, and the 9-pan palettes were only $36! I understand that our dollar is really low right now, but c'mon! A $16 price difference between American and Canadian dollars? And a $7 price difference between Too Faced website and Sephora? AND Too Faced charges $20 for shipping!!! Anyway, excuse the rant, I'm just so tired of Canadians getting screwed on pretty much everything. Also, I heard that the Peanut Butter and Jelly palette isn't going to be available at Sephora, but if anyone knows this for sure please let me know! I'm obviously not going to order it from Too Faced!
I often go to my old local store in Burlingame, CA which i always get an awesome services ..unfortunately i moved to Daly city, CA so iI visited the stone town SF, CA store.. what a horrible experience i when in on NYE for a 10-15 mini over eye look. first they said it was pretty busy that there was a wait of 30 min i said that's ok i can wait 30 min which ended up being 1 hr 30 min i was still understandable because it was NYE and all i wanted it was a quick eye. finally they were ready for me: make up artist JENNIFER, started doing my eyes, i asked for a goldenish color, first she was very rude saying that she only had like 10 min to do my eyes because they were about to close, second thing she asked me if i was purchasing products that day(since when you need to purchases products for a 15 min mini over???) i said no she kinda gave me attitude because she said manager told her to do mini overs on customers who only was making a purchase. i was ok whatever I'm a VIB and for what i understand i don't need to make a purchase to get a mini over!! finally she finished my eyeshadow and i asked if she could do an eyeliner to finish the look cz i was already for my event she ruddily said no that the was a separate service and then i could only do one at a time.. i was like what??? right so i asked again if she could just do it and explained that i was already late for my event and i just wanted to a quick liner.. she say NO AGAIN!! so i said ok i get it thanks anyways for the "HELP" after this horrible customer service..I WILL NEVER GO BACK TO THIS STORE AGAIN!!! I'll just have to drive up far to my old Burlingame Sto
I've burned through a number of lighted magnified mirrors that I loved, but now I'm on the hunt for something new. Any suggestions of what to try or completely avoid? I use the lighted magnifier for tweezing on a very regular basis, I'm obsessed with finding every little tiny stray hair. I also carefully use an extractor for some stubborn blackheads. (I never use a blemish extractor with a lance on the end and caution others to avoid lances too, that should be left to a professional dermatologist.) Hence, the reason for burning through them so quickly, not cheap ones either. I use a regular mirror for applying skincare and makeup. I do my tweezing and makeup application while sitting on my bed, never in the bathroom. I don't want something you attach to a wall and would like to keep it under $75.00. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance. 😊
Ok. So I searched, randomly, on a bunch of KVD products that led me to this. Polyvore clearly has (had) a link to this product - and you need to clip products directly from the site you find it on? Has this mirror been out or what? This made me curious. I haven't seen any updates about it on the KVD beauty Instagram page either. Weird.
I've seen a few things floating around about subscription services, but I haven't seen one place to talk about the pros/cons and good/bad of the nice monthly boxes. I'm currently not subscribed to any, but I'm thinking of taking the plunge, so I'm basically trying to use you guys to figure out which would be the best and most beneficial. So, what's your favorite beauty box / subscription service? Why? Which boxes do you get the most use out of? Bang for your buck?
Hello Sephora team, Why Sephora India is not keeping the brands like NARs, Bobby Brown, Laura Mercier, Smash box, Makeup Forever, Chanel, etc. Sephora has already opened stores in 3 cities in India but we see the same stuffs avaialble in Sephora which we used to see in other malls and shopping outlets.. We want the above mentioned brand products and we are unable to get them in India. Thats why we stick to MAC products currently. If you understand this issue, please stock you store with brands like NARs, Bobby Brown, Laura Mercier, Smash box, Makeup Forever, Chanel, YSL, etc. Otherwise, keep these stuffs available in ONLINE atleast. We see a different standard of Sephora abroad altogether and when we look at the brands available in Sephora India, we get disappointed as we want to buy the above mentioned make products. And Amazon is the only way to get them here. But we love sephora abroad but in india we dont see the same standard over here. Very disappointed. Thanks, Kavita
Happy Friday, BeautyTalk!
Sephora has a very exciting launch you may have gotten a sneak peek of on our Snapstory the other day: Sephora Virtual Artist!
In case you haven't heard, Sephora Virtual Artist just launched and allows you to try on, no joke, THOUSANDS of lip shades from anywhere. It's super easy to use and pretty addicting once you start swatching because you can compare multiple shades and even share your favorites. Best part is you're trying on TONS of shades without having to clean off all the pigment in between swatches
Here's how to use Sephora Virtual Artist:
Step 1: Head to our app and scroll to the bottom or head to http://www.sephoravirtualartist.com/
Step 2: If you're on the site you'll need to take or upload a photo (well-lit and high res is best!) and confirm where your lips are outlined.
Step 3: Start playing around! You can pick from lipsticks and glosses, filter your preferences, try on according to shade family.
Step 4: Compare! You can compare four shades at once.
Step 5: Share! Once you've picked 4 lip colors you can save the image, share it with friends or upload to your social media accounts (Instagram for the app and Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and email from the site).
Oh and, of course, feel free to share your favorite lip shades here on BeautyTalk. You wouldn't buy a lipstick without asking your community first if it looked fierce, right? Didn't think so
It's very rare for me to do a return. Because I don't experiment with new products. I've been using the same products for years. I believe I have the best. (I'll experiment with samples here and there and thats it) Anyways, I'm hitting that age right now where I need to start using anti-aging products and I literally thought I found the 'one' when my shipment came in. A sephora associate suggested that I get it because it's the best, I told her I'd think about it. Long story short I ended up ordering it online a nd after a week of using it - It made me break out so badly. At first when I started seeing the breakouts they were minor, but gradually increased as I continued using the product. This product was the only new regimene added to my nightly routine so I knew it was the culprit. The next day I went to return it. The first thing the girl does is see if I have any items in my hands. No hello's or hi's, how are you. Which was odd. I proceed to let her know that I'm here to return this item. She opens it up and inspects it really carefully and rudely tells me that one of the 'creams is practically empty'. When really there was barely a quarter of it used. I let her know I only had it for a week. I'm here because it made me break out - and I was pointing to the areas it messed up my skin. She starts to whisper to the girl next to her, and they're just staring at me up and down while talking to each other. (It was in a way where it pretty much looked like they were trying to figure out if I was abusing their return policy based on my appearance) Then she tells me that she's going to ask her manager whether or not it could be returned. I waited for her, for 5 minutes just to see her walking around trying to track down her manager. She then comes back after walking around in circles, because I guess she couldn't find the manager and tells me 'You can't use pretty much the entire cream and then expect us to accept it. I'll let you do the return today but next time it won't happen.' I don't normally vent about these things. I understand the policy and I know I did nothing wrong. The products were gently used, I had my receipt on me as well. Her customer service skills were horrible, her approach to this situation was very juvenile.
I am in the process of revamping my whole skincare routine and makeup as well since it was way overdue (I'm 27 and was still using the same things I had been when I started using makeup at 17 = yikes!). None of the prior products I used were really holy grail worthy products but simply the lesser of many evils since I am SOOOO ridiculously sensitive to ingredients and fragrances that it made finding anything better always seem so impossible (that was before I ever walked into a Sephora for the first time) One of the things I have been looking into to take my current routine to the next level is finding a really good serum. My skin has always been sensitive, acne-prone, and often see-sawed between overly dry when trying to treat the acne and end up with total overkill, to oily when my skin would try to compensate by increasing oil production, causing more breakouts, requiring more treatments, and the whole thing was just this nasty, vicious cycle. I am finally getting the breakouts under control but have quite a bit of the pit-type of scarring causing me to look older and also discoloration-type scars as well from fighting this for years. I also have dark circles under my eyes that are genetic so while nothing will likely completely eliminate them, I have been told at some points that where various eye creams have all failed to improve them, maybe a serum might help. I have been really intrigued by the idea of mixing your own custom serum to address your skin's specific needs since in the past I have at times mixed or made my own skincare products to get the best fit for my skin. However, when I took the quiz on the Skin Inc. site, it gave me two different results two different times I took the quiz and now is sold out of the one that was the same both times. I am pretty sure I answered it all the same way both times so I am hoping someone can help point me in the right direction. Thank you in advance for any help you can give me! I really appreciate it!
I bought the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade and #7 brush last year and bought another #7 brush and Anastasia Beverly Hills travel kit this year but my card didn't seem to show any points or my birthday to the cashier or online in my account?
I keep seeing photos of sheet lip masks on Instagram and I really want to try one. Anyone have any recommendations? I recently saw a picture of a Sephora brand sheet lip mask on Instagram but they aren't available at the Canadian stores. Anyone know where they are available? I love their sheet face masks so I'd love to try their lip ones.
So far I've been trying to resist the really expensive skincare brands like Omorovicza, Tata Harper or Sunday Riley....... but after trying the Flora oil I'm enamoured by Sunday Riley. The two new products are particularly tempting (I admit, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the name and packaging). The cleansing balm that just came out, Blue Moon, has anyone tried it? I have the Clinique balm, so I was wondering how it compares to that or Erborian or PTR 24K? And how well does it do as a one step cleanser or mask? And now there's Tidal (from SR instagram: Launching on Sephora.com 2/15, in store at Sephora nationwide 3/4!)
When? Because buying online is much more satisfying and able to get products that are not inside the store or out of stock (which some sales person lie about not having the product in the store at all.)
Hi! I returned my Naked 2 Palette through mail and I recieved an email saying that my return was processed and my card had recieved the money. However, I do not see any notification from my card company saying that recieved any money back. What should I do
It was released only 5 days ago, so I'm hoping it's not completely sold out already ;-; I've seen it pop in and out a bunch today, so that leads me to believe it should be restocked. I'd love to know, thanks! (I reaaaaaaaaally want to purchase it)
I used a sample of Philosophy's microdelivery triple-acid brightening peel and the directions said it can also be used on hands by swiping and rinsing after 3 minutes. I did that after using it on my face. I have rough hands for my age. Comes from not wearing gloves when cleaning and sun Im sure, maybe genetics some. Im always using anti-aging lotion and masks, but never a peel. Can other peels be used on hands and if so, what are the benefits? Anyone else do this?
ive found myself swimming in samples from the "haul-idays". so in an effort to weed through them and maybe find some new loves for 2016 I think it's time for a new challenge! The challenge is simple: try 5 samples a week, then give a simple review. Love it, hate it, etc who's in?
In 2015, I gave up on regular mascaras and exclusively bought tubing mascaras. Most were disappointments that clumped or flaked and were tossed out after a few uses. Blinc mascara remains the only mascara I'll travel with and after scrolling through my receipts, I realized I purchased 8 tubes in 2015! I currently have one in my gym bag, bathroom, travel bag, and a spare. Essentially, I can't go a day without it What product did you find yourself using or purchasing the most in 2015?