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Hey BeautyTalkers!   Throw Down Thursday is here again and this week I want to spark a conversation that isn’t brought up much on BeautyTalk… Hair! I’m sure many of you are familiar with a brand known as Alterna . Alterna is well-known for luxurious products containing proven ingredients for healthier, more gorgeous locks.   Two of Alterna’s most popular lines are the Caviar and Bamboo lines. Products in the Caviar line are formulated with anti-aging  ingredients. The Bamboo line consists of products that get your tips in shape by  strengthening  hair . Both lines can be used on multiple hair types and the range of product can help you achieve various goals for your mane from silkening your strands to adding more volume.   So what do you say, BeautyTalk… Which line is a must in your hair care routine? Throw down!   (Throw Down Thursday Disclaimer: There are no “winners” or “losers,” only courteous opinions based on your preference. Let’s stay civil!)
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than some much-needed beauty love? These looks are perfect for a night in or out! From makeup to fragrance, we’ve jotted down a step-by-step guide to feeling beautiful, no matter where you are. –Lauren P.   Step 1: Turn heads with a pretty-in-pink look with Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Wishes Baby-Pink Makeup Set . Whether you want to go super romantic or cool girl, this five-piece set of makeup essentials has it all for the complexion, lips, and eyes. Create alluring eyes with Roller Lash. Get tinted lips with Posieblam or flaunt a baby-pink lip with the super-smooth Dandelion Ultra Plush Lip Gloss. The how-to card makes it a snap to achieve dreamy makeup looks.   Step 2: Take your mane to new heights with Drybar Tame Your Mane ! Even if you’re giving yourself a va-va voom ‘do in spite of V-Day, feel free to make it easy on yourself. This trio of hair essentials features Hot Toddy to shield strands from the effects of styling. Then create sleek, curled, or wavy looks with Tress Press, a digital styling iron with temperature control for quick, safe styling. Finish it off with the 100 Proof, an oil perfect for adding shine while banishing frizz and flyaways.   Step 3: Spritz. It. On. Envelope skin with the bright scent of fresh florals of Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Blush . This dewy blend of water lily and pear provides a sparkling fragrance with a drydown that lingers with subtle hints of honeysuckle-meets-warm woods. Spirited and vibrant, you’ll be tempted to mist it on this flirty perfume for days to come.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye? Show & tell!  
This season, the fashion world’s runways have been peppered with the drama of beautiful blue eye makeup. Now at Sephora, you can jump on this cool, sapphire trend and add a touch of haute couture to your everyday look. From rocker girl looks to subdued and classic hues, #BlueMakeup adds a sense of depth and glamor to eyes for a dramatic pop.   Here are a few of our favorite azure products for a cool blue look: Feeling tropical? Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow Liner in Turquoise is a warm, matte blue housed in a jumbo pencil that applies smoothly in thin lines, but can also be blended out for use as a shadow. KVD Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Paranoid offers a shock of sparkling electric blue with Kat Von D’s proprietary Color-soaked Concentrate for a creamy, lustrous, and extremely long-wearing finish. Milk Makeup Eye Pigment in Sesh offers a subtler tint to those looking for an elegant shadow that still packs a punch. The royal blue shade and silky texture create a soft, sophisticated look.   Are you onboard with the blue eye makeup trend? Were you blue before it was cool? Share your thoughts and your creative, natural, or fashion-forward #BlueMakeup looks below!
Hello hello and Happy Throw Down Thursday!   When I first came to BeautyTalk, I noticed an obsession with Kat Von D  and instantaneously jumped on the hype by creating a KVD wish list. At the top of my list were the brand's lip products and WOW am I impressed! Super pigmented, long-lasting and tons of bold colors to pick from.   When it comes to KVD's lip products, I always hear about two of her lippies on BeautyTalk: Studded Kiss Lipstick   and Everlasting Liquid Lipstick . These are two very different formulas, Studded Kiss is a traditional lipstick and Everlasting is a matte liquid lipstick so I know your preferences will vary but I need to know, which lippie is your favorite?   Take it away, BeautyTalkers… Throw Down!     (Throw Down Thursday Disclaimer: There are no “winners” or “losers,” only courteous opinions based on your preference. Let’s stay civil!)
You’re almost ready to head out the door, but something’s missing. Possibly a pop of color, bold brows, or sleek strands? Prep and perfect your look with these three products that ensure a flawless finish. From marvelous makeup to gorgeous hair, there’s never a wrong time for an extra shot of glam. -Tracy J.   Kat Von D Studded Beloved Lip Trio This three-piece set features top-selling shades–hot pink Sexer, rosy nude Cathedral, and deep scarlet Hellbent–for bold, beautiful lips. Each lipstick delivers long-lasting wear, extreme color payoff, and incredible comfort.   Bumble and bumble Bb. Curl (Style) Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil You’re almost ready to head out the door, but something’s missing. Possibly a pop of color, bold brows, or sleek strands? Prep and perfect your look with these three products that ensure a flawless finish.   Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer Looking to fill in your brows quickly and easily? This brow pencil features a triangular tip to outline and fill in brows, and a soft-bristled end to blend edges for a natural look. Not to mention an extra-smooth, creamy formula that stays put all day long.
Got a lot of resolutions to start chipping away at for the new year? If you need a break from all that hard work, check out these exciting products that just might give you a fresh perspective. From bright cheeks, to a glowing natural look, these will start anyone off on the path to making those resolutions happen! -Kris G.      Bobbi Brown Instant Detox Hawaiian Sea Water & White Clay Mask Start your look with clear skin with this purifying mask. It features a blend of pure Hawaiian sea water and Amazonian white clay to detoxify and clear pores without stripping skin.   BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation Maybe the best look is the most natural. This water-light, buildable foundation offers weightless coverage and just a hint of luminosity. It blurs imperfections to leave a natural, soft-focus glow that perfectly matches your skintone.   Kat Von D Shade + Light Two Tone Blush For a fresh flush, try out this this innovative blush that turns cheeks into works of art. The duo of complementary tones comes in seven stunning combo shades and stays vibrant for up to 24 hours.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye? Show & tell!
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In celebration of Korres’ 20th birthday, let’s take a moment to honor the Greek brand’s most-coveted, wild rose-enriched brightening solutions. Rooted in traditional plant remedies that have been passed down for generations, they’re packed with herbal extracts that offer highly effective results. Each product is infused with wild rose oil—loaded with nine times more vitamin C than orange juice to treat skin to advanced radiance, smoothness, and hydration. Here’s the low-down on our faves that stem from this innovative oil. -Lauren P.     Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil Boost your skin’s brightness with this oil, which contains the highest potency of vitamin C within the Wild Rose collection. It’s enriched with real rose petals and super C to increase your skin’s absorption of vitamin C by up to 1000 percent. It supports natural collagen synthesis, brightening, and antioxidant protection against free radicals and UV damage. Repair the look of fine lines and wrinkles, soothe skin, and improve your skin’s tone and texture for a youthful-looking glow…and the bottle is so lovely, you won’t be able to resist showing it off on your vanity.            Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizing & Brightening Cream Get continuous moisture and brighten up the complexion with this lasting cream. Enriched with Imperata-Cylindrica extract, which is sourced from plant found in the desert, it regulates the moisture equilibrium of your skin, providing 24-hour hydration. It hides the signs of fine lines and discolorations so your complexion is left refreshed, soft, and refined. This might be just what you need to step up your daytime beauty regimen.          Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial Talk about a great way to get some beauty sleep! Night after night, this sleeping facial’s weightless, soufleé texture instantly melts onto skin, addressing uneven skintone and dark spots while improving the skin’s appearance for a brighter, more luminous look. Formulated with Korres’ proprietary Phos Compound blend, it contains a brightening agent and stabilized vitamin C to improve uneven skintone and dark spots.         Do you have a favorite Korres product? Show & tell!
Hey pretties!   Anyone who spends more than a few minutes on BeautyTalk will learn that we love our lippies so we're talking about one of our most beloved brands this lovely Throw Down Thursday… Bite ! Bite lip products are made by hand and formulated to nourish your lips. Their food-grade ingredients are full of antioxidants which is great news for those of us looking for beauty products with simple ingredients.    We all seem to love the brand but I’m wondering which formula is your favorite…If your favorite isn't on here, let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Matte Crème Lip Crayon : This lip crayon mattifies with a long-lasting formula. Luminous Crème Lipstick : This lipstick is great for a moisture-rich look in a large variety of shades. High Pigment Pencil : Great for a pigmented matte lip.   So let’s hear it, which Bite lipstick is your favorite? Throw down!     (Throw Down Thursday Disclaimer: There are no “winners” or “losers,” only courteous opinions based on your preference. Let’s stay civil!)
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Live chat day is here and today we are chatting with the incredibly talented Gilbert Soliz, Global Makeup Artist for Marc Jacobs Beauty! He will be logged in from 12-1 pm PT so be sure to join the live chat and ask anything from how to achieve long lashes to setting your makeup to last all day. As usual I will open the link early (at 11:30 PT) to make sure everyone is able to get their questions in. Here's the link, ask away! Please follow the link above to ask a question in the live chat thread. If you post it here, Gilbert won't see it.  
Hello hello! IT’S ALMOST FRIDAY which is very exciting for two reasons: a.) it already feels like Sunday after being spoiled with multiple long weekends and b.) it’s finally Throw Down Thursday!! This week I’m letting you in on a little secret... I'm a certified makeup junkie but must admit that I am not so well-versed in foundation. Okay, okay I am a total newbie but now have a newfound obsession with the stuff and you all to thank for that!   One brand getting a ton of buzz in the foundation empire is Cover FX . Not only are their products certified cruelty-free but they're also formulated to improve your skin overtime. I think you know what I'm wondering... How do you cover up with Cover FX?   Are you all about a liquid formula like the  Natural Finish Foundation  which delivers a silky complexion minus inflammation and redness?  Do you prefer the 2-in-1 formula of Total Cover Cream Foundation to cover, conceal and prevent aging? How about the Pressed Mineral Foundation which absorbs oil and adds moisture so you’re matte but never cakey? Or do you use Custom Cover Drops to sneak customizable coverage into your HG products for a simplified routine?   So BeautyTalk, which is your top pick?!   Throw down!   (Throw Down Thursday Disclaimer: There are no “winners” or “losers,” only courteous opinions based on your preference. Let’s stay civil!)
  #CoconutBeauty   is #TRENDINGatSEPHORA this month!   Coconut has been well-known in the health food world, but people are starting to catch on to the beauty benefits of this tropical seed. Coconut oil, milk, and water have powerful beautifying properties that combine deep, softening hydration with antibacterial properties and antioxidant protection. Whether used on skin or hair, this delicious, tropical wonder delivers amazing results. -Kris G.    Have a look at some of our favorite products that feature this unique ingredient:   Herbivore’s Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist. This incredible smelling toner is made from pure plant actives in a base of coconut water to hydrate and soften all skin types. Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face  extends makeup wear and smooths skin with a hydrating and nutrient-rich formula made from concentrated coconut extracts. DevaCurl SuperCream™ Coconut Curl Styler. This coconut-infused styler utilizes virgin organic coconut oil and jojoba to manage, style, and control frizz.   Have a favorite coconut product? Share on this thread to let others in on your secret!
Hello BeautyTalkers! Today's our first live chat of 2016 and we're chatting skincare with Kate Somerville and Dr. Audrey Kunin, the founder of DERMAdoctor! Kate Somerville will log in from 12-1 pm PT and Dr. Audrey Kunin will be chatting from 1-2 pm PT. Ask them anything skincare from  tips on combating the Winter weather to evening out  your skin tone!   In case you can't make it at noon, I am opening the chat early (at 11:30 am PT) so you can get your questions in! Here's the link, ask away! Please follow the link above to ask a question in the live chat thread. If you post it here, they won't see it.
These three genius beauty breakthroughs prove they are unbelievably effective, extremely easy to use, and pretty much amazing. From an antiaging foundation to a color-enhancing balm to a multitasking hair mist, you can receive professional-quality treatment in the comfort of your own home. –Tracy J.   Givenchy Mister Gentlebalm Lipcolor Enhancing Balm Set your lipglosses and lipsticks aside. This hydrating lip balm miraculously reacts with your pH levels to create a customized pink shade that matches your unique skintone to a tee, delivering a subtle shade, extreme moisture, and a plumper pout. Keep it in your purse to use anytime for smooth and fuller-looking lips for whatever the occasion.   Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist This hair mist does it all. It delivers instant and long-lasting volume and nourishment, provides flexible hold, and leaves stands super-soft. It contains an innovative marine plumping complex, enriched with omega 3 and moisturizing Seasilk®, to strengthen and restore hair’s natural thickness and reduce breakage, along with Color Hold® technology to keep tones true and bright.   The Sensual Skin Fluid Foundation by Kevyn Aucoin This lightweight, oil-free foundation is a must-try for everyone. It seamlessly camouflages imperfections while creating smooth, ultra-radiant skin. But it doesn’t stop there. It’s also enriched with the marine-based algae extract pigmento perfetto to help fight the production of progerin, a protein known to accelerate aging and encourage loss of firmness, elasticity, and wrinkles. From fair skin to deep warm tones, it’s available in eight shades that will suit all skintones.   What do you think of this week’s picks? Show & tell!
Hi pretties! We’re back at it this week with another Throw Down Thursday and today we’re talking about Fresh’s Sugar line. Fresh knows how to keep our lips looking and feeling lush so I want to know which treatment you can’t lip without!   Look no further than the Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment if you want to repair and hydrate with a smooth finish. This formula boasts age-defying ingredients that enhance and smooth your pucker. If you’re feeling a little flakey, Lip Polish exfoliates with brown sugar to get rid of dead skin. Leave on for 5-10 minutes to nourish with meadowfoam, jojoba, grapeseed and shea. After you rinse your lips will feel like heaven. Are you Team SPF? Fresh’s Lip Treatment Sunscreen  in SPF 15 may be your pick. This formula provides moisture, protects lips from free radicals and blocks harmful UV rays. Another reason we love this formula is the variety of colors offered, allowing us to go au naturale or add some sass with a berry tint.   So what do you say, BeautyTalk?! Which Fresh formula is your fave?     Throw down!     (Throw Down Thursday Disclaimer: There are no “winners” or “losers,” only courteous opinions based on your preference. Let’s stay civil!)
Welcome to New Year’s resolutions, new beginnings…and new products! Jumpstart 2016 with beauty essentials for the ultimate year of growth. Revamp your beauty wardrobe with our top picks for the year ahead. –Lauren P.   StriVectin Hair Ultimate Restore Starter Trio Reset your hair with this Starter Trio. Coloring, UV exposure, heat styling, and winter weather leave hair overworked. This set works to deeply nourish, revitalize, and reduce the breakage of damaged and thinning hair. You won’t be able to resist the mask—it restores essential hydration and improves the condition of your tresses.   bareMinerals SKINLONGEVITY™ Vital Power Infusion Set on getting glowing skin? This serum essence has a powerhouse infusion that’s made to revive and help maintain your skin’s vibrancy while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with bareMinerals’ patented Long Life Herb Extract, it delivers a moisturized, youthful complexion. It’s just the skin fix you need after the holidays. Hydrate away…   Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer Bring out the best in your lips! Give your lip looks a mini makeover with the Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer. A game changer for your favorite cream lipsticks, this gel formula instantly takes them from cream to matte. This non-feathering gel improves the wear of lip formulas and creates a velvety-matte finish.     Are you intrigued by any new products? Show & tell!
Model Off Duty Hair and Fluffy Eyelashes are #TRENDINGatSEPHORA   Who wouldn’t want hair that feels as good as it looks? One of the top trends this month is “model off duty” hair—smooth, clean, touchable hair with a soft curl and without a lot of product to weigh it down or add crunch. This style is glamorous but laid back and enhances the natural beauty of your hair. It’s the ultimate in casual chic.   To achieve the style, be sure to follow these few simple tips: Don’t overdo it with the curling iron: this style is all about loose and casual, not tight and precise. Do be creative with your waves, though. A combination of small and large curl sections going opposite ways will help you achieve the perfect easy look. Also, leave the ends of your hair uncurled for a sense of ease and playfulness.   Check out some of our favorites for creating this style: • ghd Curve Classic Curl Iron 1” combines groundbreaking technology with optimum styling temperatures to create perfect curls or casual waves. • Reverie Milk Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourishing Treatment delivers deep hydration through simple, natural ingredients to calm frizz and flyaways and increase shine for naturally beautiful locks. • Bumble and bumble Don’t Blow It is an innovative styling cream that creates a relaxed dried style and boosts bounce and texture without the heat or hassle of a drier. • Verb Ghost Oil tames frizz and delivers a radiant change without the color shift. This invisible oil gives you a woke-up-this-way look.   From au naturale to bold and dramatic, our next hot trend mimics the fluffy look of lash extensions and “double stacking” lashes for a multidimensional effect. To achieve this bold look, just use the right false lashes and apply like you normally would. The over-the-top volume will do the rest.   Here are some of our fluffy lash favorites: • Sephora Collection lashes in Quill  and Plume  are made from soft natural hair fibers for a natural look, easy application and comfortable wear. Quill offers a lengthened, wispy look, while Plume has criss-crossed fibers for a full, natural look. • Sephora Collection Bulls Eye Lash Applicator  is a clever and convenient tool to ensure precise application perfect for the beginner and experienced makeup artist alike. • Duo Eyelash Adhesive  is a top-selling waterproof lash adhesive that keeps your fluffy lash look in place all day. • Huda Beauty Classic False Lashes in Scarlett #8  combine high volume and dramatic style with bold length and curl. These lashes are not for the faint of heart. • Make Up For Ever Lash Show Instant Drama False Lashes in N-101  provide incredible volume and ease of use. They include their own glue and an eyeliner applicator for all-in-one precision application.   Love these trends? Share your best off duty hairstyle or fluffy lashes on this thread or The Beauty Board! -Kris G. 
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  Happy New Year, BeautyTalkers! I hope this year is full of as much community, respect and positivity as I saw last year. Here's to an even more beautiful 2016!   Oh and, of course, please share your New Year's Eve beauty looks in the comments    
  2015 feels like the year of beauty wins. So, whether you’re jet setting to a far-off city for New Year’s Eve or heading to a dinner party, these makeup inspirations from the year will have you looking chic before (and after) the ball drops. We’ve rounded up a few of our newest favorites to get you ready to party. –Lauren P.   MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Volume 3 Go bold or go home with MAKE UP FOREVER’s newest Artist Palette. It features eight saturated, shimmery eyeshadows and one blush complete with a gel-powder formula that provides blendable color. For a classic golden NYE eye look apply Straw Yellow or Golden Beige to your lids. To create a 2015 favorite blend a deep shade like Peacock Blue or Black Purple in the creases then apply Pearl onto lids for a contrasting cut crease look.   BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ in Pearl The year of strobing and contouring included a whole host of highlighters for each of these looks. Miss out on BECCA’s Champagne Glow Palette? The palette’s new shade Pearl is back and packed with multi-toned, ultra-fine pigment pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light for a party-ready glow. This highlighter will keep your best features bathed in refined radiance, even after the clock strikes midnight.   Too Faced Melted Chocolate Nude and brown lip shades graced runways this year in a big way. Melted Chocolate features six cocoa-infused colors sure to flatter any skintone in matte and liquid-metal finishes. The softer shades are perfect for pairing with a bold eye and the richer shades—like Chocolate Cherries—are just what you need for understated eyes. With these choices, you’ve got everything you need for a New Year’s kiss.   What beauty look will you be creating this NYE? Which of your favorite beauty trends do you want to see trending in 2016? Show & tell!
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Merry Christmas, beautiful BeautyTalkers!   I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday full of beautiful new beauty products   What did you get this holiday season? What did you gift?!   
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Looking to add a chic edge to your beauty routine? Try on the soothing soft pink and pale blue shades of the 2016’s Color of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. From lip to eyes, the peaceful hues in these products will leave you dreaming of the fresh colors of springtime. –Lauren P.   Matte Lipstick in Serenity There’s something otherworldly yet rebellious about this Sephora + Pantone Universe shade in Serenity. You won’t be able to resist dressing lips in this modern, light blue hue that can be layered with other lip shades for intense looks. Ultra-thin pigments meet a rich blend of emollient oils and waxes in its formula, giving lips a dramatic, satiny finish.   Layer Lipstick in Rose Quartz Glide on a healthy glow with this high-coverage lipstick in Rose Quartz. Blend this pale pink color with other hues for a pigment-loaded, customized wash of color. Fluid and calming, this shade creates a silken finish while adding a touch of warmth to your spring wardrobe.     Modern Watercolors Lip Gloss Set From calming pastels to the earth tones in this set, they’re perfect for flattering Rose Quartz’s romantic pink and Serenity’s tranquil blue. Enriched with sunflower seed wax and vitamin E, they treat lips to deep hydration and conditioning for an ultra-soft feel. The warm and cool lip glosses in this playful set are just what your lips are looking for to achieve a high-shine, work of art in a single stroke.   Modern Watercolors Eyes Palette Paint your eyes with this palette, featuring 24 irresistible pastels and brights that harmoniously pair with Rose Quartz and Serenity. The monochrome shades complement both tones, bringing another dimension to your beauty looks, while the soft pastel hues let you create understated eyes. It’s perfect for creating your own color story!   What's new on the site this week that's caught your eye? Show & tell!  
Happy Thursday, beautiful BeautyTalkers! The week is coming to a close which means we’re due for another TDT! This week let’s talk brows because I know I’m not the only here that relies on my brow product to create the illusion that I took hours getting ready   Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of the most popular brow brands discussed on BeautyTalk but there are so many choices… Brow Wiz mimics the look of actual brow hair with a fine, retractable pencil tip and the spooley helps you brush your brows into place. You can create the illusion of full brows or fill in where you overtweezed. What would would we do without you, Brow Wiz?! DIPBROW™ Pomade is an all-in-one waterproof formula that makes for perfectly sculpted brows. This formula is perfect for anyone with oily skin or living in a humid climate because your brows will stay put ALL day! Brow Powder Duo is a dry powder formula that includes two shades to create your perfect brow color. The duo makes for a natural, smudge-proof look.    So, let’s hear it! Which ABH product is a must for you to get your brows in check?   Throw down!   (Throw Down Thursday Disclaimer: There are no “winners” or “losers,” only courteous opinions based on your preference. Let’s stay civil!)
With holiday shopping winding down (or just starting) it’s time to reward yourself for all that hard work. Today we're gushing over three new products we think you'd love to take for a spin!   Drybar Mr. Incredible The Ultimate Leave-In Conditioner   Drybar’s newest addition is an absolute must for all hair types. Spray Mr. Incredible onto your damp mane from midstaft to ends and style as usual for amazing results. Not only does this leave-in conditioner smell like a dream but it also prevents breakage, adds shine, smooths frizz and repairs damage. Sounds incredible to us!   Benefit Cosmetics Shy Beam Matte Liquid Highlighter If you’re all about that contour life you’re gonna love Benefit’s newest highlighter, Shy Beam! This luminizer comes in a pale-pink, liquid formula and offers a matte finish for a naturally lit complexion. Apply it under your foundation or on top of your makeup for some extra light!   tarte Tarteist™ Lip Paint Looking to create a seriously pigmented matte lip? Look no further because tarte’s new lip paint has you covered, or should we say painted? Whether you want to slay the matte lip game in ‘Yaassss’ or ‘Twerk’ it out with a sassy pout there’s a shade for everyone in this gorgeous lip paint.     Are you seeing anything new to the site that’s catching your eye? Show and tell!
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Hi pretties! We're finally approaching the end of the week and you know what that means… Throw Down Thursday!   I’ve noticed that most of our community members are pretty savvy when it comes to eyeshadow palettes and many can boast a large collection. When it comes to palettes, it seems that any collection would be incomplete without a Naked palette. This week we’re comparing two of our fave Urban Decay Naked palettes! There are so many Naked palettes to choose from so I need to know… If you HAD to pick, which would you choose: Naked3 or Naked Smoky ?!   Naked3 is perfect for daytime and chock-full of rose golds to create gorgeous neutral looks. Naked Smoky is a nighttime must-have, perfect for dark, smoked out eyes. I know… They’re so different! But I need to know! Which Naked palette do you love the most?   Throw down!   (Throw Down Thursday Disclaimer: There are no “winners” or “losers,” only courteous opinions based on your preference. Let’s stay civil!)
Happy Hump Day, BeautyTalkers! Today will be our last live chat of 2015 and we're going out in style because today we're chatting with Urban Decay cofounder, Wende Zomnir! Wende will be logged in from 12-1 pm PST to answer all of your beauty questions from tips on keeping your makeup in place to creating a perfect smoky eye! As usual, we will open the chat early (at 11:30 am PT) so you can ask questions before the chat at noon! Here's the link, ask away! Please follow the link above to ask a question in the live chat thread. If you post it here, Wende won't see it.
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‘Tis the season to shower friends and family with incredible, swoon-worthy holiday gifts. Check below for three incredible products to satisfy everyone on your list: the audacious attention-grabber, the casual socialite, and the trendy jetsetter. –Tracy J.   Formula X Studded X: 3 Mini Lip + 3 Nail Polish Duo This exclusive collaboration is the perfect gift for that friend who loves a bold, edgy look. The six-piece set features three bestselling Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipsticks with their exact Formula X nail polish color matches. Each lipstick delivers high performance, unique pigment, long-lasting wear, and tons of moisture while the nail polishes are infused with ShineXcel™ for brilliant color pay-off.   UD | Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette This limited-edition, 15-pan eyeshadow palette features the ultimate range of neutrals with a few jewel tones for a pop of color, along with a combination of matte and shimmer finishes. Each eye shadow is formulated with Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System, an exclusive blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power, and blendability. To completely seal the deal, the chic case has big, black polka dots and shiny, gold accents.   Coola 4-Piece Organic Suncare Travel Set This signature travel set includes four high-performance, organic, and natural suncare products to protect and nourish the skin (in TSA-approved sizes for your carry-on bag). It comes with a clear, non-aerosol sunscreen, a soothing face moisturizer, and a nourishing lip balm, each infused with SPF protection, plus a hydrating after-sun lotion. With a zippered, travel-friendly pouch, this makes the perfect gift for your friend who’s always on the go.   What’s new on the site this week that’s caught your eye? Show & tell!
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YASSS! The weekend is officially in sight and you know what that means…. Throw Down Thursday!   This week we are getting skin-deep with a skincare brand with a cult following! GLAMGLOW is well-known for their effective and innovative mud treatments which provide noticeable results. Here’s a recap of the brand’s mud treatments:   FLASHMUD™ Brightening Treatment helps balance skin tone for a radiant complexion SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment is known to draw out dirt and oil like a magnet, leaving you with clear, healthy-looking skin YOUTHMUD™ Tinglexfoliate Treatment exfoliates skin and tightens pores without dehydrating skin of natural oils THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment  utilizes hydrating technology to leave skin silky smooth POWERMUD™ Dualcleanse Treatment is a mud-to-oil cleansing treatment utilizing cleansing oils which get rid of dirt and oil without stripping the skin   We all have different skincare goals so I want to know which GLAMGLOW mud is a must in your routine. If you simply cannot pick one be sure to let us know why! Can’t wait to hear about your faves   Throw down!   (Throw Down Thursday Disclaimer: There are no “winners” or “losers,” only courteous opinions based on your preference. Let’s stay civil!)
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You traded in your shorts and flip flops for wool blend sweaters and warm, chunky scarves, and now it’s time to alter your skincare regimen during these chilly winter months. Skin tends to become drier and dull-looking–unless you give it the attention it deserves. These three incredible products will defend your skin from harsh elements like ice cold weather and frigid winds for a hydrated, smooth complexion. -Tracy J.   Clarisonic Mia Fit Step one of any skincare routine: cleansing. And if you want to cleanse your skin up to six times better than hands alone, Clarisonic’s Mia Fit is for you. This extra-gentle, travel-friendly device features two speed settings that deep clean to effectively remove dirt, oil, and makeup. The waterproof design allows you to cleanse skin while showering and the complimentary Skin Illuminating Cleanser will transform dull skin into a luminous, healthy-looking complexion.   Kate Somerville Exfolikate Mini It’s important to remember to exfoliate during the winter time to reveal baby soft skin. This versatile treatment fights acne and blemishes, improves discoloration, and polishes skin. The exfoliation action removes dead skin cells and eliminates bacteria, leaving skin vibrant and renewed. It only takes two minutes, once or twice weekly, so let’s face it… it’s the next best option to visiting Kate for an exfoliating facial at the clinic. And who can resist the adorable holiday packaging?   CLINIQUE Repairwear Laser Focus Night There’s no denying that your heater will be on full blast this winter, which often results in dry skin. Keep skin moist and comfortable overnight with this luxurious cream formula. Great for all skin types (especially dry and dry combination), it improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles while visibly plumping skin for a youthful appearance. If you happen to fall in love with this nighttime moisturizer like we did, you can pair it with existing products in the line: Repairwear Laser Focus serum , Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream and SPF 15 Foundation.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell!
Packing up beauty products for Thanksgiving weekend requires thoughtful planning. We’ve gathered some travel-friendly essentials that’ll leave you with a holiday-ready glow. Throw these into your overnight bag or luggage to look polished and bright during this weekend of travel. –Lauren P.   Formula X Alchemy II Get holiday ready with Formula X’s Alchemy II nail polish in this champagne rosé shimmer hue. Its micro-glitter base and festive shade will compliment any Fall outfit. Just coat it onto your nails for a gilded, copper nail look with a smooth finish.   Tatcha Gold Camellia Beauty Oil Beat the drying effects of airplane travel with Tatcha’s Gold Camellia Beauty Oil. Rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, it keeps you moisturized, while the karat gold flecks instantly deliver a natural glow. Use it on your face, hair, and body to hydrate your skin, achieve silky hair, and decrease the look of your skin’s redness. You’ll grace every Thanksgiving get together with pure radiance.   SEPHORA COLLECTION Ombré Obsession Face Palette Bring a healthy flush to any skintone with this versatile and pigmented blush palette. Create unexpected, glowing blush looks with its cornucopia of ombré shades, four single blush colors, and a universally flattering luminizer. Believe us… you won’t want to leave home without it!
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Grunge lipstick is #TRENDINGatSEPHORA !    The 90s are coming back and we may soon be back to the days of camisoles and boot-cut pants. But what about the other side of the decade? We’re talking about grunge. Disheveled, wild, empowered, and unabashedly sexy, the grunge look took the music world—and soon everyone else—by storm. The look features bold, statement-making lips with shades of cement gray, deep brown, and vampy purple.   After you throw on your ripped jeans and flannel shirt, start your grunge lip look with flawless, plump lips. Scrub with a lip scrub to exfoliate any loose skin, and then hydrate with your favorite balm. Next apply a liner that matches your lipstick to prevent feathering and create perfect definition. This step is really important with the bold grunge shades. Apply your lipstick from the tube or with a brush, depending on the format, and you’re ready to go!   Check out some of our favorites for creating this look: Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Matte Medium Brown. It’s creamy formula doesn’t dry out so lips are kept hydrated. Nars Audacious Lipstick in Deborah offers amazing glide and a saturated, dark chestnut tone. Kat Von D Studded Kiss in Piaf offers a cool chocolate base with purple shimmer for adding a hint of mystery to your grunge look. Bite Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Cognac features orange peel wax for moisture-resistant, long-wearing color. Buxom Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Sinful Cinnamon is a one-swipe matte brown with an ultralightweight gel formula.   When you finish your hot grunge look, take a selfie and share on this thread or on the The Beauty Board . Then get out there and rock on! -Kris G. 
Happy Friday, BeautyTalkers! It's live chat day and today we will be talking beauty with Hourglass founder, Carisa Janes! Carisa will be on BeautyTalk from 12-1 pm PT to answer all of your beauty questions from the brand's innovative ingredients to how to achieve that luminous holiday glow. As usual, we will open the chat early (at 11:30 am PT) so you can ask away before the chat at noon! Here's the link, ask away! Please follow the link above to ask a question in the live chat thread. If you post it here, Carisa won't see it.