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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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I use Batiste fairly regularly, and while it isn't my favorite dry shampoo, it's my favorite option at the drug store. Drybar is my favorite and the most effective for m... see post
Thanks Wander!
Just wanted to take this opportunity to give a little organic love and shout out @WanderBeauty .    My Exquisite Eye Liquid Eyeshadow in the shade Mocha arrived yesterday in the mail, adorably wrapped in black and white striped tissue paper, even. Of course I'm much too impatient to have thought to take a picture, but thankfully my quick-thinking boyfriend thought to document the process:   Okay, that may or may not be me... but I believe everyone who participated in the "Name Our Shades" thread a while back will be receiving something (fingers crossed for you, Canada). So I'm sure someone who is significantly more composed upon receiving new toys in the mail can document.   Haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but really looking forward to giving it a test drive!    So thank you again to @WanderBeauty  for including us BTers in your naming process and spreading the love!
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I received champagne and it's beautiful! Thank you Sephora and Wander! 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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@makeupmad Glad to help! Ardent is imo prettier. Sable is lighter and subtler, I think they used less red pigment to achieve the shade. But if you loved the pictures of... 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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I remember seeing it in store last year but I don't remember seeing it online though. see post
Ulta: Might spend my $125 during 20% Off, What are you loving right now?
Love recommendations on what you're loving right now from Ulta (even if it doesn't fit my criteria below, always fun to hear what you're loving!)...   What I'm looking for:   *BEST SELF TANNER SOLD AT ULTA?  I like a dark self tan that is NOT orange of course, not heavily scented (if the DHA chemical smell is there or it smells like coconut those are OK, I just don't want heavily perfumed/floral).  Dries quickly and non streaking are my other criteria.   I am also looking for powder facial color cosmetic type products (blush, hl, etc.), or eye products (shadow, mascara).  I love eye crayons/sticks for summer, although I guess at some point I will be saturated lol.   I've been eyeing the new Urban Decay highlighters!...   I can't use cream or liquid products (like foundation, cream blush) because of skin sensitivities, and I have my Bare Minerals HG foundation .     I also can't use much if any skincare right now because I'm on a derm regimine for adult hormonal acne (ugh!).     I can choose my own cleanser, although right now my Glytone is treating me pretty well - open to cleanser suggestions.  Acne (hormonal) prone skin at the moment, otherwise 'normal' to slightly oily, and sensitive to perfumes/scents.   I need moisturizer but it has to be glycerine and silicone (dimeth and other types) free, so I've been getting that at Lush!   On my wish list is one skin item, Koh Gen Do wipes for pre/post yoga but unfortunately not sold at Ulta darnit!   Most other wipes - Purity, Bare Minerals super irritate my skin even the ones for sensitive skin, but if other peeps have good Ulta sensitive skin wipe recs (Murad or the Ulta Micellar water ones?) I'd take those!     THANKS FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS!  Here are the possibilities on my list so far:   - Possibly self tanner, although I was going to try Tancueticals which I don't think is sold at Ulta. - Possibly one or more of the new UD higlighters - Larger foam hair rollers for summer - UD Moondust shadows - Wipes or Micellar Wipes (ulta, simple) - Have to go swatch the new ABH shadows you all recommended!  
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HALL OF FAMER twilightnicky / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love the hair brand Pureology, and will be using my 20% on the Hydra Whip hair mask. This is going to be my 3rd time buying it. It lasts me a whole year and get a new ... 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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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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Sometimes we have the same release time as the US, sometimes we don't.  @candacebt do you know? Thanks 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?     Coming Soon:  
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An awesome Nordstrom SA showed me the catalog. The price on there was $62 though, for both during and after the sale. I didn't think of asking to take pictures, but else... see post
Any other option than Beautypedia / Paula's Choice? PROFESSIONAL REVIEW SEEKER. HELP!
Does anyone know a similar site? Reviews made by experts and with more brands? I feel that Paula's choice is not updated and there so many brands that are missing... Any ideas?   I do love Paula's choice reviews, more o less they give you a professional overview of the product, and so much info about ingredients. Help!     Have a great day everyone!   XX
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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). $5 off promo code, expires 6/23: NEXTBEST .   Phase 2 consists of a sheer matte lipstick, concealer, and tinted brow gel.      
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The liners were OK, but UD does 'em better. They were liquid ones. see post
UD "All Nighter Foundation"???? Anyone heard of this?
Okay, I can't help it!!   So my friend is really intrigued by this product. She lives in the Philippines and I buy stuff for her from here when it's not available there. Now there are some people selling this "Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation" - and I'm kinda baffled because I have never heard of this!   They claim that it's not yet released and kind of prototype thing... but I'm so not believing that. I think it's fake... but your thoughts? Ever encountered this?   ADD : And they said this is from Canada?    
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It does exist!!!!  It is part of their Fall 2016 line. Just you wait........!!!!!!!! see post
Best Product to Invest In
I have a $50.00 Gift Card (Canadian) and want to try to get a couple of things out of it.  I am going to be asking a friend who is dropping in the City this weekend and I will be giving her an extra $20.00 so let's say $70.00 in total I have.  The Sephora in the City which is like 2-3 hours away from me doesn't usually carry a lot of the stuff I want.  Which is why I have to always create a list.   I created a list of some stuff I want to get that I have been wanting to try in forever basically.  But wondering if there is anything else worth spending money on...   This is what I have so far:   1. ABH Brow Wiz 2. ABH Brow Gel 3. ABH Brush #20 (this is a maybe) 4. MUFE Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Matte Pastel Blue 5. NARS Radiant Concealer   Any other suggestions?  
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Coola Liplux
Hi Sephora,   Do you plan to carry the Coola Liplux colored balms?   Thank You!  
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BEAUTY PRO makeupforkathy / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
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Eyeliner breaking
I have a MUFE Aqua XL eyeliner and whenever I try to sharpen it, the tip breaks off in the sharpener.   1) It's a new sharpener, so the blade isn't dull. 2) I've tried putting it in the freezer before sharpening and that didn't help.   Does any one have ideas on how to prevent it from breaking off?   Thanks!
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Where is the 2016 Sun Safety Kit online this year?
I have been checking since the beginning of May to pick up a kit online...Skin cancer runs in our family and I like to buy the kit for loved ones and let them have the products and I am making a contribution to more research on cancer... Very disappointed...Got an email this morning from Sephora advertising their mobile apps linked to the Sun Safety Kit...I have the app...and have Sephora bookmarked on my devices...Just wish they would give everyone a "heads up" about release dates. I just had to get this off my chest...Sephora...I am very disappointed with this rollout this year. Huge fan of your products but things seem to be too limited for your many thousands of customers. PS...By the way...a LOT of your customers are online shoppers...We don't have a local Sephora that is easy to visit...This is the most effective way to reach many customers and to keep them.
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Not sure if you're still looking for a link but does this work for you?     see post
What brands would you like to see at Sephora?
I'd really like to see Paul & Joe, Anna Sui, and Les Merveilleuses de Laduree at Sephora. I know that Sephora Champs Elysees has Les Merveilleuses as well as the Sephora across the street from Galleries Lafayette in Paris.
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Out of pure laziness, I wish they carried some salon brand hair products, like Redken and Goldwell. I'd love to be able to pick up this stuff alongside Drybar and B&B.  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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yaraxara / FRESH FACE / replied
no, many products are made in china but are cruelty free. How you may ask? because it is ONLY PRODUCED THERE.  However, if they were SOLD ON THE MARKET/MALLS/SHOPS like... see post
Real Techniques Sponge Change (I know this isn't sold at Sephora!)
I know that Sephora does not carry Real Techniques, but I was wondering if any one who has been purchasing them since they cam out have noticed a difference in the product? I just went yesterday to purchase a new one because my old on was quite beat up. I just used my new one today, and I must say I was very disappointed. The old one blew up a lot bigger when you wet it under the sink and was very bouncy and picked up the perfect amount of product, but the new one i bought barley grows any bigger when  wetted and when I went to start blending my foundation a lot of the product just stuck to it and it was not nearly as bouncy as the old one. Has any on else had this issue or noticed this?
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I have the older sponge and my friend got a newer sponge and it really was different.  The sponge didn't expand much and it sucked up a lot of product.  When my older on... 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
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
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
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
Make Up For Ever Metal Palette XL restock?
Could anyone give me some information as to how long it'll be till the XL size is restocked? I'm dying to get my hands on this empty palette for all my single shadows! 
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Thanks for letting me know! At least now I know a time frame :) 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
I'm a guy who is out in the sun daily and then on the beach when I'm not working. I do shave my head, just looking for good male products that will help with skin care for the day/after shower?    #help
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Hi @cadams123 are you looking for general skincare or sunscreens? What skin type do you have? (i.e. normal, dry, oily, combination)   For men, I think a simple cleans... 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
Was the tartlette in bloom palette limited edition?
I do not see a "limited edition" tag on the product page but it has been out of stock on the Canadian site as well as in the 2 sephora stores near me for a month...
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Hi ermahgerd,   This item is not a Limited Edition item. T o receive updates, w e recommend choosing the email notification on the product page here > 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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BEAUTY PRO WaterlilyKari / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
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
Best Hakuhodo Powder Brush?
I'm planning on using it for setting powder.     The J104 is goat, which I typically prefer since my skin is a little oily, but I'm worried it's going to be too big of a brush. I have a small face and the places where I need powder are the little crevices like around my nose.    I was also looking at the K002, but it's blue squirrel and I'm worried it wont lay down enough product to keep me from getting oily. But, it looks smaller than the J104 but still fluffy, which I like.   Both of these brushes are the same price (83USD...that's expensive) and since they're an investment I want to make sure I purchase the right one. Do any of you have experience with one (or both) of these brushes? Could you possible post pictures for me? And which one would you choose? Or would you choose a different brush all long as it's not more expensive then I'm open to your suggestions.    Please help!  
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mext / FRESH FACE / replied
  Hi! I would appreciate your help on Poder brushes. I´m looking for a pressed powder foundation, however  Im not found of buffing motion so I guess I have to skip flat... see post