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I'm replacing my older natural hair brushes with synthetics (mostly for ethical reasons). I'm having an extremely hard time finding good quality synthetics, along with the right shapes of brushes that I prefer. I've recently bought two 242 brushes from MUFE, and although I like their shape, they're a little scratchy. I know real techniques are synthetics, but I find their selection of shapes, and variety very limiting (especially for eyes). I'm thinking about trying out Luxie brushes, and Sigma brushes. I've never purchased from either before. If you have any experiences with these companies I'd love to hear it! I'd also love to hear other suggestions if you have any. It's extremely hard shopping for these types of products as it seems everyone is paid for their good reviews. It's really hard to trust anyone.
A place to discuss anything relating to body care, hair care and nails.   Ask a question, post a review, share your favorite products, tips or tricks... anything goes and is welcomed!  
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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Hello Beauties! I got permission to start a new Unicorns Wanted Thread. If you aren't familiar with the term, Unicorns are items that are hard to find, sold out, LE (Limited Edition), Country Exclusive, things like that.    This is the current updated list of Unicorns Wanted. If you have anything you want, please feel free to post to this thread or you can PM as well. If you have a photo of the item, that could be helpful as well. If I missed anyone from the previous thread, I'm so sorry, please let me know.    If you see something that someone is looking for, please let them know. You can tag them, tag me, or PM them as well.    Also, if you get something and no longer need it, please let me know.   ABH- Gleam Palette- dixie0215 Spoiler (Highlight to read) ABH Glow Kit Sweets- dixie0215 Spoiler (Highlight to read) ABH- Mario Palette- Anewxa, jen143xo, Saschattack Spoiler (Highlight to read) Armani Eyes to Kill Intense in Rose Popillia #30- Libellules Spoiler (Highlight to read) Bath and Body Works Candle in Paris Daydream-StephaniLynn Spoiler (Highlight to read) Becca Rose Quartz Highlighter- Anewxa Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Burberry London With Love Blush-annypoo Spoiler (Highlight to read) Burberry London With Love Bronzer-Madeline 7 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Chanel  Blushes: The new Cherry Blossom and Coralinne tweed blushes.- mrsbaine Spoiler (Highlight to read) Chanel Notorious-veronika23 Spoiler (Highlight to read)   CT Legendary Muse eye shadow palette-Imi82 Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Dior My Lady 005- Zpsid91 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Dior Miss Dior Blushes Especially 010-Zpsid91   Dior Nail Polish in 505 Early and 800 Now-Imi82 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Givency Lipstick in Magnolia Packaging- StephaniLynn Spoiler (Highlight to read) Guerlain Poudre de Soie- StephaniLynn Spoiler (Highlight to read) Guerlain Rouge G in Gems- NarNarNars Spoiler (Highlight to read) Guerlain Wulong Pressed Powder Compact and the Guerlain Perles du Dragon-xthisismyname Spoiler (Highlight to read) Illamasque Melange-buggirl Spoiler (Highlight to read) Jo Malone Bitter Orange and Chocolate-LCResz Spoiler (Highlight to read) KVD Metal Matte Palette- bea0t, jen143xo, dixie0215 Spoiler (Highlight to read) Laura Mercier Rose Redezvous- StephaniLynn Spoiler (Highlight to read) Lipstick Queen Monarch-  Gwenhwyfar, jenpred, veronika23, Imi82 Spoiler (Highlight to read) MAC Pressed Pigment Summer Honey- StephaniLynn Spoiler (Highlight to read) Nars X Sarah Moon: Isadora Blush, Indecent Proposal Lipstick. Spoiler (Highlight to read) Perfume from 1960's or before- meganlisa Spoiler (Highlight to read) Sephora Formula X Alchemy III Nail Polish- Anewxa Spoiler (Highlight to read) Sephora Serpentine Collection Bags- Samtian Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Sephora Cinderella Mirror from 2013- Panda168, pinyo Spoiler (Highlight to read) Shiseido Medusa-Imi82 Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Smashbox Ablaze Palette-jpineupple (Outside of the Americas.)  Spoiler (Highlight to read) Tom Ford Cognac Sable-flonkerton Spoiler (Highlight to read) Tom Ford Pink Glow Palette-sravanthi Spoiler (Highlight to read) UD Alice In Wonderland Palette- sangova Spoiler (Highlight to read) UNII Palette- melde Spoiler (Highlight to read) YSL Star Clash Edition Lipstick in 09 Rose Stiletto- Anewxa Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
I don't think I seen a thread on this but has anyone tried this brush head? I saw a couple of you tubers using it and got curious. First off, as soon as I saw the new foundation brush head I thought I looked just like the satin luxe precision brush head. So me being me...of course I tried it out with the satin brush I already have and it worked really well. I wonder if they're basically the same brush with different colored bristles? 
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.
Does anyone know when the DE Littles are coming back? DE restocked on their site, but I really want to purchase through Sephora for the points Thanks!
Hello, I'm looking for a sunscreen that is either already in a moisturizer or as a separate creme that I can put under my makeup. And my makeup shouldn't dissolve because of the sunscreen. I had the problem before that my make up would run done my face after a few hours because of certain sunscreens.    And I'm also looking for a sunscreen spray - so I can,,refresh'' my sunscreen after a few hours!   My skin is combination - oily/normal and in the summertime I'm using philosophy renewed hope in a jar and in the winter philosophy renewed hope in a jar dry   Would be great if you could recommend products that are available in Canada!     Thank you!  
Does anyone know if Sephora Play  ships via FLASH shipping if applicable? 
I've been using the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser with my Clarisonic and even thought the cleanser removes all my face makeup it seems to trap it in the brush (leaving the brush stained looking and not white even after I rinse the bristles separately). Does anyone else have this issue?
For those who don't know what this is, it stands for Korean Beauty!   Honestly, I'm surprised I don't see even more stuff posted about K-Beauty as it seems to be taking over right now.  I hear nothing but good things about their skincare, makeup, etc!   I recently got the Amorepacific cream as a 100 point perk and am really liking it for daytime moisture (although I think it may be better in the summer as I still feel a tad dry), and I hear good things about the Chosungah22 products which Sephora carries!   I also recently made a giant order through a Korean retailer called Jolse, can't wait to get my stuff!   Do you guys love K-Beauty? Do you have any reviews of stuff you've tried? I'm hoping to get this moving and that people will post in here regularly about skincare and cosmetics from Korea!
Does anyone know why this was discontinued? For awhile it was on the Sephora site but said it couldn't be shipped to the US. I saw some in-store a few months ago but no longer AND it's not on the site anymore.   I did find it on the PTR site marked down to $12 (score) but I'm wondering why it seems to be discontinued. I love that stuff.
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.   PROMOS:  I have a referral link (you get 20% off, PM me for it).   Buy the new Priming Moisturizer Rich and the Milk Jelly Cleanser together and save $5.   Sometimes there are additional discounts and promos floating around IG. Tag me if you find one and I'll add it here.     NEWS:     Priming Moisturizer Rich, a richer (duh) face cream than the one in the original line. The original is my HG cream, so I wonder how this one will stack up. It's already lost points with me for the jar packaging, but let's hope it can make it up on the formula and results fronts. $35, 1.7 fl.oz. (the original is the same size and $10 cheaper).
Hi, Christmas is coming up and everyone is asking me what I want. I'm 14 and starting to find an interest in makeup. Does anyone have any product recommendations? 
I have a lot of doubles of deluxe samples and I saw here that people do a traveling box to exchange the samples I was wondering if I could start one and if I need to know anything before I do (I read the rules on another thread) and if anybody would be in! I have mostly skincare but a couple makeup items too Thanks!!!
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Have you seen the new Milk Makeup launches for Summer?! I tried the Matcha products and the Flex Concealer so far and I'm obsessed! What are you guys interested in trying?
Their popularity seems to be growing and with all the their brands why not have a thread dedicated to them!   Brands: NIOD Hylamide The Chemistry Brand The Ordinary Stemm The Fountain HIF White Rx Ab Crew   Coming Spoiler (Highlight to read) INHIBITIF Grow Gorgeous Loopha HalfTone WoodPekker Esho Stencil INHIBITIFGrow GorgeousLoophaHalfToneWoodPekkerEshoStencil COMING SOON/NEWS: The Ordinary - Foundation - AVAILABLE NOW   Where to Buy Sephora - NIOD/Hylamide/Fountain Beautylish - The Ordinary ASOS - The Ordinary - Hylamide/HIF/The Ordinary The Bay - Hylamide/HIF/Fountain/Hand Chemistry/NOID/The Ordinary   ~ Updated: May 1st 2017 ~
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Play by Sephora but....since they changed the boxing by dumping the items in a "sack" instead of nesting them in the black confetti paper with the Sephora color tissue covering the products to keep it a surprise until you dig in, it annoys the heck out of me.  I keep wanting to discontinue my subscription but I truly love and enjoy the products AND I love Sephora. I just don't understand why change something that looks really cool and pretty.  I don't feel Sephora gave the subscription enough time before they went made that change.  The "newer" packaging just doesn't look and feel special. I'm so bummed. : (   Anyone else out there agree?  
I am looking for a eye shadow palette that can give me a vampy dark smokey eye, i use the Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipstick in shade vampira if that helps. I would also like my lips and eyes to match if that makes sense. Hopefully one of you can help me, thank you have a good day.
I was planning on purchasing the Too Faced Natural Love palette and had a tab open on my browser, but when I went to refresh it today, I found that the page had disappeared entirely. Did Sephora stop carrying this product already?
I am interested in the new line from Drunk Elephant, but have not made the purchase due to the price. Are there alternatives to the products, specifically the  TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Cream and the C-Firma Day Serum?       
As a longtime Hourglass lover and addict I figured it was time BT had a dedicated thread to one of our/my  favorite brands!    Direct link to the Hourglass page on Sephora:   What are your favorite products from this line?   New at Sephora: Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush in Euphoric Fusion Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Nude Bronze Light Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Diffused Bronze Light GIRL Lip Stylo 4156...   Travel Size Ambient Lighting Powders (All Shades)     Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick   Ambient Lighting Edit- Surreal Light   Not Sold at Sephora:     Curator Lash Instrument       Curator Ascent Extended Wear Lash Primer     Curator Realist Defining Mascara Formula     
I'm looking for a sunscreen sampler for men. I have a guy with sensitive skin who needs to use sunscreen daily and isn't happy with what he's found. The current sampler has sunscreen-as-foundation and rose lip balm, which isn't really his thing. Is there a sampler I'm missing?
Just wondering if anyone knows why the large size of Good Genes is now $200 (Canadian)? Seems a little fishy to raise the price right before the VIB sale. Other people have been complaining as well saying it is $175 everywhere else. I was going to purchase it but this has really turned me off and is now making me question if I want to keep purchasing from Sephora.
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LIST UPDATED 2017 - 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! (yes, I posted an outside link, but its for your use & was approved )   Our private label Sephora Collection 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)     Bite Beauty - (Leaping Bunny) Gluten Free   Blinc -  (PETA)      Boscia- Gluten Free   Cane + Austin- (we reached out to them and they confirmed no testing and all products are vegan except for the eye cream)    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)   Coola- (We reached out to the brand and they confirmed no testing)   Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare -  (PETA)   Farmacy- (We reached out to them and they have confirmed no testing)   Hourglass -  (PETA)   IGK - (We reached out to them and confirmed no testing) Jack Black -  (PETA)    Josie Maran -  (PETA)   Juicy Couture – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free    Karuna- (We reached out and they said no to testing and all of the products are vegan except the  Clarifying+ Mask because it contains honey)   Kate Somerville – Cruelty/Gluten Free   Kat Von D - Vegan    Korres  -   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   Milk Makeup- (We reached out to the brand and they confirmed they are cruelty free)   Murad -  (PETA)   Nails Inc – Cruelty Free   NARS – Cruelty Free   Ole Henriksen – Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Omorovicza – Cruelty Free Perfect    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.”   Reverie- (LB)   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)   Supergoop!- (We reached out to them and they confirmed no testing   Sweat Cosmetics- (We reached out to the brand and they confirmed that they are vegan/gluten free and cruelty free)   Tarte -  (PETA)   Tata Harper –  (LB, PETA)   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
I'm on a brush kick lately and I'm wondering what high-end and luxury brand brushes are TRULY worth the steep price.   I'm fairly set on foundation brushes, but I'm looking for just the right bronzer, blush, powder (I'd prefer 'big' and dense), and eyeshadow brushes.   I've tried a few Sephora brand, RT, and Ulta brand (when they still had their own line), but wanted to try more "heavy" feeling brushes especially with the sale going on!   Thanks for any advice! 
Hey all--   My wedding is in four short weeks, and I'm wavering on whether to pay to have my makeup done or do it myself. I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place to post, but as VIBs/VIBRs, I think you all probably have as extensive a makeup collection as I do. Hence, I need some advice from others who may be as obsessed as me.   What to buy for a makeup and hair kit with humidity being a big factor ? My hair will be half-up, lots of waves.  Any ideas would be appreciated!!  Esp. with the VIB sale coming up.   Should I do it myself?  I think  I do a pretty good job doing my makeup. Maybe? It's just my hobby, so I'm constantly testing/improving/refining techniques. I had a 'good' MUA do my engagement photo makeup, and I hate, hate my makeup in these pictures. I don't know if I can trust again. LOL  Has anyone done their own for a big event and were happier with that choice?   That said. There are two major things I struggle with: Undereye concealer not creasing, but I have mega dark circles.  I cover them well, which looks fine in pictures, but you can tell in-person. Applying false lashes - half the time one eye looks better than the other. Sunscreen is a HUGE must for me .  I'm fair-light skinned, and we're getting married on a beach in the afternoon.  Suggestions on brands/techniques to use that both layer well under makeup, considering high-humidity, and cause little flashback?  I use Dr. Jart Every Day Sun, among other sunscreens with chemical + mineral SPF.  Honestly, I use three sunscreens a day, layering them on different parts of my face.   Contouring . Being fair, I'm considering the new Benefit Hoola Lite bronzer.  Then I saw the Light-Medium Anastasia powder contour palette.  It looks quite nice. Advice?   Sorry for this long, self-serving post.  I'm just in a worry-about-everything mode, and I'm so indecisive...  Pics of me, for reference.  And my dress for ideas about shades to use.  The dress has a gold underlay, with ivory lace on top.        
Hello!   I am on the hunt for a new facial oil. I've been using the Kate Somerville Dilo oil in the evening and like it, but have been looking at the Sunday Riley line. Maybe either Luna or Juno?   I'm 37, I have pretty good skin (it's not dry nor particularly oily, no blotchiness, no acne to speak of). My main concern is anti-aging. I've never used a retinol product before. Don't you have to stay out of sun w/ retinol? I will be out in the sun playing tennis this summer so want to be careful about that (I wear sunscreen - SPF 50 or higher and a hat when I play).   Any thoughts on which would be best? Or maybe I should do Good Genes instead?