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Hello beauties! I hope everyone's summer has been AMAZING so far. Lately I've been seeing a lot of cleansers that remove makeup, and was wondering do these work well, even for removing eye makeup?
I posted a thread about removing my makeup/washing face with dry skin a while back. A lot of folks recommended cleansing water. Also, many threads recommend cleansing water, especially Koh Gen Doh.   So I finally placed an order for cleansing water (Claudalie since I love everything I try by them) and got it. I've used it a couple of times and do like how refreshing it feels but I have no clue if I'm using it the right way!   Currently, I come home and use a cotton round with the cleansing water and proceed to wipe my face with it. I don't use it for eye makeup if I wore eye makeup I use a separate eye makeup remover first (with a cotton ball) and then proceed with Claudalie Cleansing Water.   Am I supposed to rinse my face with regular water afterwards or is the wipeout by itself just fine? I will tell you that I've tried both and the time I rinsed with water afterwards, my face was so dry. The time I didn't, my face had a nice dewy glow. But I don't want to leave it on if it's not meant to be left on. HELP!!!
I love the matte look, something very long lasting and full coverage.   I live in DC, extreme weather, humidity and cold. I've heard the Tarte Amazonion 12 hour coverage is a must try. Is this worth all the hype? I've tried Urban Decay, both MAFU brands, as well as MAC and even drugstore Rimmel. How does Tarte compare? Any thoughts, ladies? <3
Hi,   I like self-tanning my face, but should I moisturize my face first, then put on the self-tanning cream, or put the tanning cream on first, and then moisturize my face? or does it not matter?
Any makeup, skincare, body, nail, or hair items that work well for $10 or less? I know there is a page for $15 and under but I know there are some items not on there such as some concealer items. Anyone know of such products with great quality that are $10 or less?
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I went to the opening of a new SiJCP today.  I walked in and low and behold, there it was.  Just sitting there all innocently.  I knew right away that it was destiny.  Without further adieu...       Contents (according to accompanying pamphlet): Spoiler (Highlight to read) 0.5 oz Algenist SPF 20 Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer 0.03 oz Bare Minerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil 0.33 oz Murad SPF 30 Essential-C Day Moisturizer 0.5 oz Ole Henriksen 50+ SPF Protect the Truth Sunscreen 0.5 oz Peter Thomas Roth 30 SPF All Day Moisture Defense Lotion 0.64 oz Shiseido 50+ SPF Ultimate Sun Protection Cream 1.69 oz St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse 0.23 oz Stila 30 SPF 10-in-1 BB Cream 1 oz Supergoop! 50 SPF Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil 0.5 oz Tarte Brazilliance Maracuja Self Tanner 0.14 oz Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder 0.5 oz Algenist SPF 20 Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer0.03 oz Bare Minerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil0.33 oz Murad SPF 30 Essential-C Day Moisturizer0.5 oz Ole Henriksen 50+ SPF Protect the Truth Sunscreen0.5 oz Peter Thomas Roth 30 SPF All Day Moisture Defense Lotion0.64 oz Shiseido 50+ SPF Ultimate Sun Protection Cream1.69 oz St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse0.23 oz Stila 30 SPF 10-in-1 BB Cream1 oz Supergoop! 50 SPF Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil0.5 oz Tarte Brazilliance Maracuja Self Tanner0.14 oz Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder I'm most excited for the Algenist, Murad, and Supergoop! because those are all brands I've been meaning to try.  For those three alone, I got a good deal even if I give the rest away.    What does everyone else think?  Is it what you were hoping for?  Whose gonna get it?  
I've shopped at the outlets hundreds of times but never stopped into this store. Tonight I decided to browse around and had no idea they carried brands like Mac, Smashbox, Originis, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Clinique. The prices were pretty good. I noticed the Smashbox hydrating primer I normally pay $42 was only $24.   Has anyone shopped there? I'm curious if these are old expired products.
So as we all know, Sephora has not carried LORAC products for quite some time now. Does anyone know why this happened, and why they have not been brought back at any point? It's not as if LORAC dropped off of the face of the earth, either...they are still a fairly prominent cosmetics brand...it just baffles me why Sephora doesn't carry LORAC products. Can anyone answer my questions on this? Thanks!
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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!   http://features.peta.org/cruelty-free-company-sear ch/index.aspx http://www.leapingbunny.org/shopsearch.php (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 -  http://bit.ly/1ns7J3P (PETA)   Anastasia - http://bit.ly/dmGpFF  (PETA)   Bare Escentuals - http://bit.ly/1nCQQ  (PETA)   Becca - http://bit.ly/Kul5yK (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Betsy Johnson – http://bit.ly/1bMAgcK (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Bite Beauty -  http://bit.ly/1px3ze9 (Leaping Bunny)   Blinc - http://bit.ly/kzOLQW  (PETA)   Bond No 9 – http://bit.ly/1fa5hzk Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Butter London – http://bit.ly/Kulr8N (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Carol's Daughter - http://bit.ly/kDoUPh  (PETA)   Caudalie - http://bit.ly/K0ur4Z (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Clarins - http://bit.ly/1drQjhf (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare - http://bit.ly/1cV0lLp  (PETA)   DuWop - http://bit.ly/j2deqC   Hello Kitty - http://bit.ly/etHHT0   Hourglass - http://bit.ly/4kvSzp  (PETA)   Illume – http://bit.ly/1cV0nmu Cruelty/Gluten Free   Jack Black - http://bit.ly/khv2yF  (PETA)   JINsoon – http://bit.ly/1aCQUw0 Cruelty/Gluten Free   Josie Maran - http://bit.ly/dJ8G4F  (PETA)   Juicy Couture – http://bit.ly/K0uFJa Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Julep – http://bit.ly/K0uGwU Cruelty/Gluten Free   Jurlique – http://bit.ly/1abDbzR (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed no testing, but they are not listed on either site)   J ustin Bieber – http://bit.ly/1cV0Bdo Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Kate Somerville – http://bit.ly/1cxsjvK Cruelty/Gluten Free   Kat Von D - http://bit.ly/11gvyT   KenzoUSA – http://bit.ly/1aCReus Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Keratinperfect – http://bit.ly/1kno5NX Cruelty/Gluten Free   Korres Natural Products - http://bit.ly/6wFIIp   L’Occitane – http://bit.ly/1aCRBW8 (we reached out to them directly & they confirmed Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free, but they are not listed on either site)    L’artisan parfumeur – http://bit.ly/1ehlTQt Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   LivingProof – http://bit.ly/1eDGmzG Cruelty Free/Gluten Free Stylers   Make Up For Ever – http://bit.ly/1gcSZ5E Cruelty Free   ME Smooth – http://bit.ly/1cxsS8M Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Murad - http://bit.ly/kwC46T  (PETA)   Nails Inc – http://bit.ly/1dbFJQG Cruelty Free   NARS – http://bit.ly/199Ahgl Cruelty Free   NUDE – http://bit.ly/K0vMIS Cruelty/Gluten Free   Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – http://bit.ly/1cV1DWH  (PETA)   Ole Henriksen – http://bit.ly/1abDWJc Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Omorovicza – http://bit.ly/1aCSwFS Cruelty Free Perfect   Formula X – http://bit.ly/1gcTflm Cruelty/Gluten Free   Pantone - http://bit.ly/wjXwYp   Ren – http://bit.ly/K0w4j2  (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 – http://bit.ly/1a2JtOt “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 - http://bit.ly/cV7R0g  (PETA)   Tarte - http://bit.ly/9z2JWF  (PETA)   Tata Harper – http://bit.ly/1icj5aj  (LB, PETA)   TanTowel - http://bit.ly/JERYJb  (PETA)   The New Black – http://bit.ly/1iMMhaK Vegan/Cruelty/Gluten Free   Too Faced Cosmetics - http://bit.ly/mimfHa  (PETA)   Urban Decay - http://bit.ly/kMsQFE   (PETA, LB)   Wen - http://bit.ly/NJSeI8  - (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
just came across this post on Reddit in /r/tifu, original post by viva-c   "So one of my favorite makeup products is this makeup setting spray As you can see, the bottle is opaque. I use the product every day after I put on my makeup. I recently started running low and it wasn't spraying as good, so I took off the cap to look inside the bottle and see how much I had left. THERE WAS A SH*T TON OF MOLD GROWING INSIDE THE BOTTLE. I have been spraying mold on my face for an unknown amount of time but probably weeks. Your life can always be grosser than it currently is. If you didn't spray mold on your face today, be grateful."   edited for outside link and profanity.  May want to regularly check the inside of opaque bottles, especially this one if it wasn't end user error and was a batch issue.  YUCK!
This is their Facebook status:    To all of our tartelettes: As you may have heard, tarte has recently been acquired by Japanese company KOSÉ. It’s truly been an amazing ride, from the little venture Maureen Kelly started in her bedroom 15 years ago to the global powerhouse we’re privileged to join. Our vision has always been to create beauty products that are ‘healthy treats for your skin,’ foster the highest level of customer service and give back to the community and the environment. By joining the KOSÉ family and adding to that rich portfolio, we can build on what we’ve already accomplished with powerful products and explore expanding the tarte brand in new and exciting countries. And rest assured, we are committed to remaining a cruelty-free brand and will not test on animals. Maureen will stay on as the CEO and looks forward to continuing a lasting relationship with our tartelettes. xo, the tarte team!   While they claim they will remain cruelty free the new parent company KOSÉ DOES test on animals.  So extremely disappointing that Maureen decided to become a big sellout like so many other brands that start out with good intentions but cave into the money. No ethics after all I guess.    I can't post outside links but go ahead and google "KOSÉ animal testing" and see for yourself.      
Has anyone noticed that the Anastasia contour kit is not listed on the Sephora website anymore? At least I can't find it when I search for it. Just curious. 
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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! = )
ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?! How DARE you discontinue my favorite sheet mask again?!? First it was When Snow Angel, and now all 6 regular Karuna masks are gone from the website.     I don't understand. I just don't understand who is making these decisions. The Karuna mask wasn't even on the website for more than a couple months and it's gone. It's not even LE, and what's the point of writing a review on Sephora if the product is going to be gone in a couple months?!?! I know I'm losing interest in BT/Sephora, but I'm SO breaking up with you! Grrr!   *rage eating oreo ice cream + peanut butter*   ps. Don't bother recommending an alternative. I tried the Sephora , SK-II, Wei, Shiseido and others. No. I'm gonna go get me some Karuna from Beauty dot com now.
Hello Everyone! I was just wondering if anyone has ever heard of this brand , specifically the  Bioelements Stress Solution?  Just wondering b/c I have never heard of it. I bought a serum type lotion from FAB (FAB Anti-Redness) a/b a month + or so (haven't tried it), & have since read some new reviews and so on  that make me think it's not gonna work out. So, I'm looking for a replacement here (maybe the 3 Little Wonders Set or the PTR Set, idk which would be best) & this just caught my eye while checking my E-mails.  Any thoughts or experience w/ Bioelements? Thanks in advance!
Hi everyone! I've been dying to try the GlamGlow supermud clearing treatment for the longest time and yesterday I found it at Marshall's. It was a set with a full sized supermud and a .5oz youthmud for $40, which I was psyched about!    I wanted to finish the mask I'm currently using so I was thinking of waiting a month or two before opening either of the GlamGlow masks, so my question is: if I don't open the seal on the jar, will my masks dry up if I hold off on using them for a little while? 
Hello all,   I just got the Sephora Favorites Summerstash, and so far I am loving it! I haven't used all of it, but one of my favs is the Stila Magnificent Metals Eyeshadow in Kitten. I used it with a UD primer and a neutral light shadow, and it turned out beautiful. And, there was hardly any flaking. Others I like is the OC Cosmetics stain tube and the Josie Maran Cheek Gelee, but I used it on my lips.    I am am excited to try the Nars Bronzer in Laguna, but hesitant at the same time because of my pale skin tone. Any tips?   I'm curious to hear other ideas and opinions on this collection. Thanks! 
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What shade would I be in Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation? I am a Mac NW20 and am currently using Estée Lauder Stay In Place Double Wear Foundation in shade Fresco 2C3 (which is a touch too dark), I have pink undertones and blonde hair green eyes. I am trying to figure out my new shade after stopping spray tanning, which I have been fake baking for 8 years. The ELDW shade is what I was using when my tan had faded, just before having to do another application, so my skin tone is a touch lighter than the shade listed (Fresco 2C3). I went on Laura Mercier web site and scrolled through the shade recommendations trying to find recs for NW20 and found four different shades recommended by LM Reps and customers, they were: Cream Ivory, Rose Ivory, Beige Ivory and Sand Beige. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful! Also,  anyone have any skin issues after using Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer? I think it might be breaking me out?
OK, I had the Laser thing'e done to remove/zap where those cpl of red splotchy places on my cheeks were that made/ left those capillary's that were (I thought broken, but not the case) just more visible due to sun damage, aging, & hormone change . SO, now I need to make sure ("when I can put it on my face", I'm sure by the time it arrives to my home from shipping it will be fine) that during the healing process (when the thin, tiny scab's fall off / start to fall off) I am using the correct prod's to help heal up & diminish any sign's of pinkness ( from where the laser was/ scab was ), prevent any marking or minor scarring from the procedure & from future damage (free rad's, sun, etc.)     * (I did buy the FAB serum (haven'y used it yet, I had too many things to try out 1 by 1, & now not so sure if I need to try & or keep it for waaay post healing skin care regimen). Can y'all help me please & I need to make a choice (been reading for hr.'s) asap b/c I have a bad headache & need to carry on w/ the day! lol    SO here it is:   - SO, I see that there is a 100 point perk for a Bliss cream w/ Vitamin C & E in it. I thought a/b trying it but I am not 100% sure that it's ok for my skin which is dry & can be sensitive . SO, what do y'all think?  - Ole Henriksen has a mini of the 3 Little Wonders kit ( & a mini of the Sheer Transformation separate ). Do y'all think that would be as good, better, &/  for my skin type? *   And if I was gonna buy 1 of them full sized ( preferably a serum or serum/oil) to go under my REN Global moisturizer, which 1 would it be? * I like Ren b/c it works w/ my dry & sensitive skin . If need be I can stop it for while & use the # Little Wonders as I believe the Sheer Transformation is a moisturizer also Right? I have already got 1 BA's advice & opinion on the Ole. H. & Bliss but I would LOVE to hear what y'all think & which 1 to get & how (set, single, large,none of the above/ something different) ! Thanks ahead of time! Also if you have SPF Recommendations ( other than La-Roche Posay or Skin Ceuticals b/c they seem hard to find & are expensive, even though the latter is having a sell today...read it on Total Beauty) b/c I have a 100 point perk of Clarins SPF ( is that mineral, anyone know ) & think I am gonna give Josie M.'s SPF Oil another chance since I have it . But would def. like to hear & have something to either make me feel better a/b the SPF's I have or a better 1 for my dry & sensitive skin. I would like something suitable/ perfecto for my skin & also very comfortable to slap on by itself (over moisturizer of course) & under a cc/bb , powder, powder w/ spf,or the BareMinerals Serum Foundation. Thanks.
Does this work well for anyone? I know it's new and there aren't any reviews.......but I am interested in this and was wondering if anyone has purchased this and has a thought about this product.
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Has any one bought clarisonic replacement brush heads from amazon? There are a few seller on amazon who are offering Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing Replacement Brush Heads Twin Pack for around $25, while this pack is $49 at sephora , a big difference in price make me wonder what is the reason and I'm hesitant to order that cheaper pack from amazon.Has someone bought these brush heads on this low price what if your opinion?
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I ordered mine!!!! I assume this isn't new because I see reviews from earlier in the year. Does anyone have this?
So if you are like me, I stalk the sale section everyday (ok actually multiple times a day) looking for new items added to this section.   Yesterday I went into a SIJCP and noticed they have products on sale. Most were products from Sephora Collection but were drastically reduced. For example single eyeshadow and liquid eyeliners were $2.99 and online the lowest I saw were $5.00. (Regularly $13)   So I thought ran thought my mind, wouldn't it be nice If Sephora had "weekly specials" like most other retail stores. I don't mean the drastically low prices we see in the sale section for discontinued items or what not but maybe something like save $5, $10 or $15 off items from UD, LM, TF, Tarte etc depending on the price. (Something like $5 off a $30 lippie or like $20 off a more expensive item like Clarisonic)   Anyone else feel the same?
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I am trying to figure out this bronzer secret from my friend's wedding make up artist. I'm not quite sure how to describe it but she had this amazing bronze look on her face that I would describe as a luminous baked look. She would not tell me what she used! Frustrating.    I've used Stila's bronzer, Naked's bronzer and Lancome's brush wand.  The closest I've come is to the lancome brush and then sealing it with Urban decay's all nighter spray.    This sort of gets the idea across but it was more...crackly or baked? Reminded me of the dried desert texture but it probably means there was too much on her.
I absolutely love the brown color in this pallet for contouring(sultry)  The only problem is that I used it up so quickly(just the one color).....does anyone know what product I can buy that would be just the brown color similar to the one in this pallet?  I've searched quite a bit but just am not sure what to buy!   I am using the Sultry pallet http://www.sephora.com/microsmooth-baked-sculpting -contour-trio-P378685?skuId=1483619&icid2=Contouri ...
So, i have a newborn & needless to say im not getting very much sleep now a days. I would like to know what is the most cost effective eye product i could use to get rid of my "tired eyes"
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Hey all, Its a friends birthday next week an i need a present pronto. Its her 15th birthday and she loves makeup so i thought i would buy her a gift set from benefit or something. I'm having trouble finding one that's good under $25(i don't mean to sound cheap but i am actually on a tight budget). She loves all sorts of makeup but im trying to avoid mascara because she hates wearing it but she wears lots of eyeliner. Any suggestions?
I've really been wanting a serum with retinol and have narrowed it down to two serums: the Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM and the Ole Henriksen Pure C Youth Activating Oil. Which do you prefer? Let me know if you have any other recommendations but I am fairl certain I want one of the two I listed.