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  Sweater weather is upon us, which means it’s time to cast your summer essentials aside and update your regimen. Check out these three products that are guaranteed to help you channel your inner autumn beauty. -Tracy J.   Bobbi Brown Greige Eye Palette In search of the perfect eye shadow palette for autumn? Bring out your inner beauty with these classic neutrals that deliver a flawless warm glow. This must-have eight-pan palette features earthy tones and matte-to-metallic finishes that you can mix and match for endless day-to-night looks. The silky powder shadows provide sheer color payoff, go on smoothly, blend easily, and won't crease, flake, or fade.   Marc Jacobs Decadance The perfect fall fragrance (and definitely my go-to spritz), Marc Jacobs Decadence is sensual, luxurious, and woody. It includes sultry top notes of Italian plum, iris flower, and saffron with heart notes of Bulgarian rose, jasmine sambac, and orris. Base notes of vetiver, papyrus woods, and liquid amber bring to mind a night on the town. And the bottle is pure glamour, featuring a deep green python print cap and fashionable gold chain with a black tassel.   Marc Jacobs The Sofia - Five Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Crème Collection Bolder looks are equally stunning this season, and the berry pout is pure perfection. This giftable, sophisticated collection includes five deluxe-sized Le Marc Lip Crèmes that deliver up to 10 hours of wear and creamy, vibrant pigment. Lips are fully saturated in hydrating ingredients to leave them moisturized, smooth, and plump-looking. This curated range of bestselling reds is not only great for the cooler weather, it comes with a trendy patent leather pouch designed by the man, Marc Jacobs himself.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell!
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  Heighten your fall beauty looks with products that leave room for self-expression. Whether you want cheeks that look like you just returned from a brisk, autumn walk or a deep red lip, these faves are sure to leave you inspired. -Lauren P.   Urban Decay Vice4 Palette Rock attention-grabbing eye looks with Urban Decay’s Vice4 Palette. This eye palette comes with a double-ended brush and 20 jewel tone shades in smooth mattes and shimmering metallics to inspire your inner makeup artist. You won’t be able to resist pulling off the fall runway’s subtle, daytime looks and sultry, smoky undereyes.   Too Cool For School Dinoplatz Cushy Blusher Want that pretty, flushed, wintery look? Nail it with the Dinoplatz Cushy Blusher. This ultra-hydrating, rosy blush comes in an easy-to-use tube with a puff applicator so you can just dab it onto your cheeks for a wash of radiance. Not to mention, this brand’s playful, dinosaur-themed packaging will keep you smiling all season.   Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lip Set Swipe on a saturated red or a moody black lip with Kat Von D’s Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lip Set. Each lipstick is formulated with Color Cushion Technology™, which combines long wear, intense color payoff, and ultrasoft comfort. It has seven mini Studded Kiss Lipsticks and a full size of Gold Blooded—a gorgeous red shade with a touch of fiery gold—for a red-hot lip look.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell!
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  Want to be a back to school beauty without an early morning hassle? With some simple tips and tricks to adjust to the transition plus these easy-to-use products, you will be looking and feeling fresh all day long. -Tracy J.   Too Cool For School Egg Cream Sheet Mask This serum microfiber sheet mask is enriched with egg white and egg yolk extract, which hydrates intensely for clean, smooth skin. To create a refreshed, radiant complexion, simply apply and leave on your face for 10 to 20 minutes in the morning time. The comfortable, soft material won’t slip and slide when you’re running around prepping lunch and packing up your school books.   Black Up Lipstick Nothing says back to school bombshell like a nice pop of color. This long-wear lipstick offers intense color and exceptional coverage. The irresistible hues range from bright nudes to deep black, not to mention candy pink, poppy red, and vibrant coral. Lips stay hydrated and comfortable, so you won’t have to worry about reapplication throughout the day.   Ouidad Wave Create™ Sea Spray Want easy, beachy, windswept waves without the dryness? This hair mist contains seawater and sea salt crystals to instantly create the natural body and sexy texture you desire. Forget about those time-consuming straighteners and blow dryers. Just spray evenly throughout your hair, scrunch to enhance body, and let your hair dry naturally. Promise, you won’t be late for class.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell!
Live chat day is here and today we are chatting with our very own Sephora PRO Artist, Jeffrey English! He is fresh out of New York Fashion Week and ready to answer all of your pressing beauty question! He will be logged in from 12-1 pm PT so be sure to join the live chat.   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, Jeffrey won't see it. 
Happy Monday, BeautyTalkers! Live chat day is finally here and today we're chatting with Wendy Rowe, Burberry's Make-up Artistic Consultant! Wendy will be logged in from 12-1 pm PT to answer all of your beauty questions so you too can be runway ready. We're chatting live with Wendy on the heels of Burberry's Spring/Summer 2016 show in London.   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, Wendy won't see it. 
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  As the warmer months come to a close and fall fashion is just heating up, maybe you’re considering a new nail look for the season. Check out these nail picks that are hot off the presses here at Sephora—our picks for fall tips.- Kris G.   Burberry Autumn/Winter 2015 Runway Nail Set This three-piece collection features the chicest shades right from the runway, Cadet Green, Khaki Green, and Poppy Black. Each was inspired by or used in the Burberry Autumn/Winter runway collection and features in the classic Burberry check. The formulas provide a lasting, glossy finish.   Deborah Lippmann Genie In A Bottle - Illuminating Nail Tone Perfector This color corrector for your nails contains subtle violet pigment and light reflectors, yet goes on sheer to correct yellowing of the nail. The result is unbelievably shiny, smooth nails and whiter tips. It can be applied under color or worn alone for a more natural look. It’s the perfect companion to any nail polish.   Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London Nail Collection Fashionista Olivia Palermo teamed up with Ciaté to create this line of vibrant, yet elegant shades that flatter all skin tones. Each polish features Ciaté’s Dual polymer Mesh Lock Technology to prolong wear and add a plumped nail look.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell!
  Happy Live Chat Day, BeautyTalkers! Today we have a SUPER SPECIAL EXCITING OMG live chat guest and brand - JACLYN HILL is here with BECCA's Style Director Kerry Cole (squeeeee!). They are here to answer all of your burning beauty questions and teach you once and for all how to get that highlight on fleek (are we still making fleek happen? Clearly I am ).    As usual, I'm opening the chat early (today at 11:30 am PT) so you can get your questions in. Ask now!>    Please follow the link above to ask a question in the live chat thread. If you post it here, Jaclyn and Kerry won't see it. 
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  Ooh-la-la! Whenever I think of chic, we think of one of these classic French fashion and makeup houses. From the catwalk to the cosmetic counter these brands are synonymous with style; and for good reason. They’ve been perfecting the classic look for decades and the result is colors that offer the ultimate in delicate, feminine, and classic beauty. Check out these new gems. - Kris G.   Dior Fix It 2-in-1 Prime and Conceal   This ingenious two in one primer and concealer blends classic performance and modern function. It offers a precision stick format to fills pores, erases fine lines, and even skin tone with ease while preparing your face for makeup. It even works well on dark circles.    Givenchy Teint Couture Blurring Foundation Balm Broad Spectrum 15   The invisible, lightweight performance of Teint Couture is undeniable. Infused with light-reflecting diamond powder, this skin nourishing liquid foundation gives skin a natural-looking glow while fortifying with antioxidants and protecting from the sun. It’s perfect for the chic European look.    Guerlain KissKiss Roselip   What better way to accent a flawless complexion than with a feminine pop of color? The Roselip collection comes in bold, beautifully rich shades from charming red to romantic pink and seductive berry. Each is formulated to hydrate and plump the lips and comes in a sculpted white lacquered case to serve as a stylish accessory as well as a statement color.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell! 
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I'll admit it, I rarely buy a new product that we sell without attempting to convince someone in the office to give it to me to try first (What? I'm frugal!), but I was so intrigued by everything I was hearing about new haircare line Briogeo that I snapped up a couple of their products as soon as they came back in stock on the site. So I was really excited to sit down with Briogeo founder Nancy Twine (who is SUPER SWEET and cool, btw), to find out more about this awesome little brand.   What is the inspiration behind the brand?  Briogeo was inspired by my own family history of making homemade products in the kitchen of our home. It first started when my grandmother was swayed to create her own products out of necessity to provide for the large family she raised on her farm. From there, my mother learned the craft. She held onto my grandmother's ingredient journal, and when I was growing up she and I would make a wide assortment of homemade products ranging from soaps to hair care products using my grandmother's formulas as the base. My family history of making natural products at home and my passion for entrepreneurism are what motivated my desire to create Briogeo .    Talk a little about your sustainable packaging and ingredient methodology.  We've coined a concept called "6-Free" haircare, meaning, ALL of our products are free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, synthetic fragrance, and artificial colors. Briogeo 's mantra is: when it doubt, leave it out. We pride ourselves in creating pure, potent, and non-toxic products that are specifically formulated to give you the results you want and deserve. Every formula is fortified with potent blends of natural oils, vitamins, antioxidants, and fruit & plant extracts for super healthy and vibrant hair.    We're sticklers for green packaging, too! All of our shampoo and conditioner bottles are manufactured right here in the USA. We use recycled, plastic milk jugs to make our bottles, which are also recyclable. So we've essentially created a two-way chain of recycling where we incorporate recycled materials into our packaging that can then be recycled again and again.    Does your line work on all hair types?  We created Briogeo to carry out a mission of "Hair Care for All" - meaning, our product line caters to a diverse array of hair textures and types. Because I come from a diverse background, I wanted to create an all-inclusive line that people with different hair types could identify with. Our line is solutions oriented and focuses on three hair care segments: curly/texture, volume, and repair. We've done extensive research into the concerns of each of these hair categories and have focused all of our product formulations on addressing the specific needs of each one - using the finest concoctions of natural, performance based ingredients. So whether your hair is coarse & unruly, thin & brittle, or dry & damaged - the Briogeo assortment contains texture-specific products to match your specific hair needs.   What are your top product picks for: Controlling Frizz: Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray , this stuff is the best!  Adding volume and shine to limp hair: Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Blow Dry Spray . I spritz this on my roots before blow drying.   Adding moisture and shine to dry and damaged hair: Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask . I use this to deep condition my hair every other week.    What advice do you have for beauty entrepreneurs interested in starting their own product line?  I would encourage beauty entrepreneurs to take the time and do the research necessary to understand the market inside and out. That includes knowing your competitors, customers, and ways you plan to differentiate your brand amongst the current assortment. I see a lot of startups rush into production before taking these crucial steps and it often creates early setbacks that could have been avoided. I also encourage seeking out mentors within the industry as a way to gain meaningful advice and potential connections. There's a lot to be gained from the experience and lessons learned by others!  
  We have the lowdown on covetable beauty products that are having a moment. From bold, berry lips to stand-out brows, here are a few picks that you’ll wanna add to your beauty arsenal. - Lauren P.    Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Afterdark   The perfect berry shade, Afterdark is a non-drying matte color for an ethereal, lasting lip look. Infused with a highly-pigmented formula that’s infused with vitamins C and E, this moody lipstick brings a dose of antioxidants to lips for a pout that flaunts an ultra-creamy finish.    Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Danzig   Embrace high-volt eye color with Kat Von D’s Metal Crush Eyeshadow. This long-wearing shadow features a pearlescent wash of saturated, violet color that lets eyes pop. Try pairing it with a nude lip for an even bolder statement.    Laura Mercier Candleglow Luminizing Palette   Achieve a glowy look with Laura Mercier’s versatile Candleglow Luminizing Palette. Perfect for creating an allover light-infused radiance, it includes four eye shades and two highlighting powders that refine the complexion so that imperfections are visibly softened for a flawless finish—no matter how late you were out the night before.    Urban Decay Brow Beater   Tame your eyebrows with this can’t-live-without, double-ended brow pencil. It precisely grooms and perfects, filling in arches with its pencil’s long-lasting, waterproof formula that creates natural-looking hairs with quick, easy strokes. Then groom and blend with the spoolie brush for a defined brow look.   What's new on the the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell! 
  Happy live chat day BeautyTalkers! Today we have a hair double header with the founder of Drybar Alli Webb and Bumble and bumble stylist Mischa G. Ask them all your hair questions live between 12 - 2 pm PT.   As usual, I'm opening the chat now so you can get your questions in early. So go and ask!>   Please follow the link  above to ask a question in the live chat thread. If you post it here, Alli and Mischa won't see it. 
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  The Fourth is almost here, and it’s time to celebrate Old Glory and all the good things she stands for, connect with family and friends, watch the fireworks, and eat a lot of barbecued stuff. This week, we at Sephora are paying tribute to the red, white, and blue with three of our newest products. - Kris G.    Sephora Collection Blush Me   This fun and luxurious cream-to-powder blush comes in a cute and accessible domed shape to make it easy to apply. The sheer color is easy to blend and layer for a natural flush. Pair it with your favorite bronzer for a radiant glow.    Korres Greek Yoghurt Wipes Duo   When you need to get off the most stubborn makeup (or post-picnic barbecue sauce) these wipes offer the ultimate cleanse on the go. The cloths are infused with botanical oils to leave skin moisturized and revitalized while providing a deep clean and removing all traces of makeup.    Michael Kors Extreme Blue   Maybe you’re showing your own independence by skipping the family do this summer in favor of a more romantic celebration. This fragrance for men is sexy and dramatic without being overpowering. Noes of fresh bergamot, juniper, angelica seed, and ambrox create a clean, crisp scent that’s both confident and alluring.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell! 
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  Summer weather means basking in the sun and playing in the water. Look to these products to help your tresses hold up through heat and humidity while still letting you have your fun in the sun. They’re perfect matches for when you need to enrich your hair’s shine, battle frizz, and achieve those sexy, just-out-of-the-ocean waves. - Lauren P.    Drybar Sparkling Soda Shine Mist   This high-gloss mist is a lightweight formula that calms flyaways and frizz. Perfect for any hair type, it’s packed with UV absorbers to prevent fading and keep color brilliant. Mandarin peel and marigold flower extract extend shine while camelina oil adds hydration—creating show-stopping hair, even in the in the driest climates.   Bumble and bumble Don't Blow It   Bumble and bumble’s Don’t Blow lets you pull off that sexy, sun-dried look—sans the heat. Powered by a plant-based blend that conditions your hair, it gives hair soft bounce, yet maintains its shape. Just work this styling cream into towel-dried hair, scrunch or twist it, and you’re on your way to beachy waves. You’ll love how it gives your hair no-fuss texture while keeping flyaways at bay.    Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield   Humidity got you down? Living Proof’s No Frizz Humidity Shield is a nearly weightless formula for dry hair that delivers ultimate humidity protection. Infused with a patented frizz-fighting molecule, OFPMA, it fights frizz and flyaways so you don’t have to—without leaving behind product build up. From music festival days to summer nights on the town, it’s the perfect remedy for keeping your hair landlocked.    What's new on the site that's caught your eye? Show and Tell!
  It's live chat day, BeautyTalkers! I am SUPER DUPER excited about today because for the first time we are welcoming makeup artist, YouTube she-ro, and Lancome Makeup Global Creative Director Lisa Eldridge to BeautyTalk! It's kind of a big deal .   As usual, I'm opening the chat at bit early so BTers can get their questions in before everyone else. So go ask a question! >    Please go to the link above to ask a question, if you post it in the thread below Lisa won't see it!
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  Getting the right amount of sleep, maintaining a well-balanced diet, and staying physically active are just a couple things you can do to get that beautiful summer skin. What else? Power up your skincare regimen! These three newbies offer protection, hydration, and antiaging benefits– everything you need to keep skin soft and healthy-looking.  - Tracy J.    Fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Booster   Want a boost of antioxidant-rich nourishment for amplified protection? Of course you do. This super serum is enriched with a pure blend of quick-absorbing concentrated oils that work to deliver essential hydration to all skin types. Not only does it have multiple skincare benefits, the luxurious, lightweight texture is super simple to mix with other beauty products like lotion or foundation.    Tatcha Polished Deep Rice Enzyme Powder   This creamy, water-activated, antiaging powder releases debris from skin, leaving it pure, polished, and baby soft. It contains an array of essential active ingredients that work to maintain skin’s youthful-looking luster: Japanese rice bran, which is prized for its skin soothing and smoothing enzymes; gamma oryzonal, an antioxidant that protects against UV damage; and papaya extract, a multitasking enzyme that acts as an exfoliator and skin softener.   Kate Somerville Prime Protection Dual Action Primer SPF 15   With summer right around the corner, protection is key. This versatile, lightweight primer creates a smooth canvas for flawless makeup application while SPF 15 protects from the sun’s harmful rays. The silky formula minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines, locks in moisture, and supports natural collagen production and elastin for a youthful-looking, radiant complexion. I apply it every morning right before my CC cream.    What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell! 
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Flash poll BeautyTalkers: How many of you have managed to pull yourself away from BeautyTalk for a moment to check out The Beauty Board ? I don't know about you, but I can spend hours down that rabbit hole checking out all of the awesome beauty looks posted by real-life ladies (albeit ones that are selfie-taking masters). So I'm super excited to highlight a new feature on  The Beauty Board that's not only fun, but useful too!    Our new "Beauty Matches" feature on The Beauty Board allows you to search photos by eye color, hair color and skin tone so you can get inspired by beauty lovers who look like you. Logged in and have your BI profile filled out with your color IQ? Just click "Use my Beauty Insider Profile" in the Beauty Matches drop down menu and it will pull the information directly from your profile. I've been playing with it since we launched on Monday (okay, since before we launched, I do work here ), and have already found about a dozen products to add to my Loves List from fellow 2R12 ladies. It's a pretty addicting (pun intended!) feature, which as fellow beauty enablers, I think you will love.    All you have to do is visit The Beauty Board and click "Find Beauty Matches" in the top left corner of the page. Check it out!  
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  Memorial Day Travel Faves  -Tracy J    Memorial Day is quickly approaching and you know what that means: the start to the sunny season, hitting the road for your can’t-miss event, and amazing, new products to take with you on your escape. Whether you’re heading to the beach, going on a hiking and camping adventure, or planning a big BBQ with family and friends, you need to be prepared for sun, wind, and other harmful environmental aggressors. Celebrate the incredible troops on this national holiday with three travel-friendly beauty sets that ensure you’re completely prepared for a wonderful weekend outdoors.    Boscia Girl on the Fly   Keep skin nourished and refreshed while on the go with this four-step, four-day skincare regimen–perfect for a long weekend away. It comes with MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil to gently melt away impurities and makeup, Purifying Cleansing Gel to refine the look of pores, purify, and hydrate, Revitalizing Black Hydration Gel to refine skin’s texture and brighten the complexion, and lightweight Tsubaki Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask to deeply moisturize, smooth, and protect for youthful-looking skin. The packets are small enough to place in your purse, carry-on, or suitcase, and gentle enough to use every day for skin that’s revitalized and glowing.    Supergoop! At Play Value Set   Warm weather is upon us, and when it comes to fun in the sun, protection is key. Keep your face, body, and lips safe from harmful UVA/UVB rays with this five-piece collection of SPF essentials. It features a water-resistant, oil-free sunscreen (because you know you’ll be splashing around), an easy-to-apply sunscreen mist, a mineral sunscreen that’s great for sensitive skin, and a soothing lip balm, plus a trendy travel bag with a tagline that just has to speak to you: “In a Sunshine Daze”. Not only do these must-haves protect, they’ll leave skin smooth and perfectly hydrated.    tarte My Favorite Things Best Sellers Collection   Let’s face it… no one wants to clump on heavy makeup when relaxing in the pool or playing in the waves. This trio includes everything you need to look beautiful on the go. The bestselling maracuja oil replenishes, restores, and brightens all skin types for a smooth finish without a greasy feel. The moisturizing cheek stain imparts a sheer, natural-looking flush while the lip cream delivers antioxidant benefits and hydration–both in a super cute nude-pink hue that’s perfect for daytime adventures.    What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell!
  It's live chat day on BeautyTalk, and get excited, because Leslie Blodgett is back! The founder of bareMinerals is answering your beauty questions today from 12-1 pm PST.   I've opened the thread early so you guys can get your questions in first.   CLICK THIS LINK FOR THE CHAT>
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  The sun is out and it’s time to shine. Just in this week—check out our latest shine-enhancing products to give skin and hair a soft glimmer. - Kris G.    Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor-Made Bronzing Powder   This versatile palette feature four bronzer shades to sculpt and highlight while getting your sunkissed glow on. The pillowy powders come in six different compacts, each with four shades to match all skintones and can easily adapt as your shade changes in the sunnier months.    NARS Hot Sand Illuminator   NARS has brought back their limited-edition Hot Sand illuminator. This flattering tone brightens and evens while adding a hint of a natural-looking glow for a beautifully dewy look. Deceptively sheer and virtually weightless, it can be applied all over or just used as a highlighter on certain parts of the face.    Klorane Mask with Magnolia   Ever notice how shiny magnolia leaves are? One of our newest brands, Klorane, has managed to bottle that shine in this nourishing hair mask. The extract from magnolia leaves is used to smooth the hair cuticle for protection and maximum shine, leaving hair supple, manageable, and dazzling.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell!
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  What's New Wednesday: Hot Picks - Tracy J   MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Bronze Fusion Transform into a bronzed beauty with Pro Bronze Fusion from MUFE. It delivers a sunkissed glow that’s a gorgeous bronze hue yet completely natural-looking (because no one wants to appear orange). I love it because it’s a lightweight gel-powder formula, so it applies and blends seamlessly for the perfect luminosity. It comes in six shades to suit all skintones and works best when used with the Pro Bronze Kabuki Brush.   Sunday Riley Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil Say goodbye to wrinkles and dry skin with this ultra-hydrating, luxurious face oil. It’s enriched with nourishing Russian, Turkish, and Bulgarian red roses in a rich base of hydrating botanicals - high in antioxidants - to protect against environmental damage and visible signs of aging. It improves skin’s elasticity and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful-looking complexion. I like to layer it with my foundation in the morning for the ultimate glow.   Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss This must-have lip gloss is available in 14 stunning, ultra-pigmented hues you will not be able to resist. Each gloss hydrates and defines for a fuller look and features a super-rich texture for flawless application. They come in cream and glitter finishes in fun, bold brights, neutral shades, and deep, dark tones. From Liar (medium pink nude) to Punch Drunk (bright orange) to Apocalypse (deep purple), you can create looks for a casual daytime outing or a night on the town. What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell!
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  Made with Love: Gotta-Have Founder Picks - Lauren P   Stella McCartney Stella Eau de Toilette Look no further than Stella McCartney to create a fragrance that exudes both feminine sophistication and playfulness. A fresh take on her classic eau de parfum, this fragrance’s refined florals, sweet Bulgarian rose, and rich amber come together for an energetic, addictive scent. From the very first spray, it’s sure to bring out your own youthful radiance and add the perfect finishing touch to any ensemble.   Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette and Brush Kat Von D’s eye palette demystifies the makeup secrets of the pros. Learn how to define and enhance eyes like a beauty expert. Get schooled by this palette’s step-by-step guide and three color quads with neutral, cool, and warm shades that let you achieve the art of eye contouring. You’ll find yourself revamping your look in no time!   Drybar The Royal Treatment: The Ultimate Nourishing Kit From pollution to too many fun days in the sun to over-washing…some days your hair just needs that extra boost! Drybar founder Alli Webb’s hand-picked hair kit will help you transform your dry, damaged, or lackluster hair into a mane that flaunts improved moisture, shine, and smoothness. It includes her own faves: Sake Bomb Shampoo and Conditioner to soften; Mudslide Nourishing Hair Mask to deeply hydrate and nourish; Hot Toddy UV & Heat Protectant to protect your locks from heat damage; and 100 Proof Treatment Oil to keep flyaways at bay. Trust me—it’ll leave your tresses looking truly revived.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell! 
  It's live chat day on BeautyTalk! Today we're chatting with Josie Maran and Susanne Langmuir, the founder of Bite Beauty. It's Susanne's first time on BeautyTalk, so give her a good welcome (and feel free to suggest new colors for the upcoming lippies of the month...I know you want to ).   The chat is open now for BTers, so head on over to ask a question!   Ask a Question HERE : ve-Chat-with-Josie-Maran-and-Bite-Beauty/m-p/19635 ...    
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I've always been a fan of Korres' nourishing, plant-rich products, so when I heard they were going back to their apothecary roots with a new line of essentials made with homeopathic recipes, I was super intrigued. I talked to George and Lena Korres to get the scoop on this new line and the brand's rich heritage.    The Korres story is fascinating and spans generations. Talk a little about how the brand started. George : When I was only eight years old I would “experiment” with formulas in my mother’s apothecary – almost twenty years later I found myself as a homeopathic pharmacist in the oldest apothecary in Athens! This is where Lena and I created small batches of herbal remedies for friends, family and fans, and soon word spread all over Greece. Using our deep knowledge of over 3000 herbal extracts we began creating natural beauty solutions, and from there the KORRES brand was born.     What was the inspiration behind starting this new apothecary line ? George : For over twenty years we‘ve been creating advanced formulas rooted in traditional plant remedies passed down from generation to generation. Visitors of Greece would come to our herbal apothecary and fall in love with our natural remedies, but when they traveled back home they were frustrated that they couldn’t find these products at their local store!   Lena : Particularly beauty editors, who would reach out to us constantly asking where they can find these remedies in the United States. So finally we decided it was time to share these precious formulas, and we’re so happy to offer them exclusively to Sephora.   How do you source the herbs that are used in your products and these new essential oils ? George : We are extremely proud of our partnerships with several farming co-operatives all over Greece. We work with organic farmers who are experts in gentle and sustainable harvests that respect the earth. We have developed a custom extraction process that allows us to harness the full power of the plants but with a completely no-waste process to further benefit the environment.     How would you recommend using essential oils for clients who aren't familiar with them? Lena: There are countless applications for using essential oils. The art and science of aromatherapy dates back thousands of years and it encompasses everything from anti-aging facial treatments to de-stressing body massages. The key to application is to always dilute powerful essential oils in a milder base for a safe topical treatment. From there, it is all about choosing the blends that best suit your needs! Our Precious Oils Collection contains an entire recipe booklet that allows you to precisely measure and mix your own custom blends to heal and soothe face, body, hair and home.   What is the story behind the new Honey Base Syrup ? What kind of product is it? Lena: The Honey and Herbal Supplement Syrup is a global icon for us – practically every home in Greece has one in their refrigerator! It soothes with natural ingredients honey, thyme, fennel and aniseed, all of which also help provide energy, and is completely preservative free.   George: The recipe is based on a Korres family tradition passed down from my great-great grandfather. It perfectly captures the heart and spirit of the KORRES herbal apothecary: totally natural formulas based on ancient traditions that soothe the body and the spirit.  
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  You've worked hard all winter. Now it’s finally music festival season—time to rock out and have a blast! While you’re seeing and being seen on the festival grounds, check out these hot products to add to your festival look. If the festival scene isn't your thing, they work great for pool parties or just about any warm weather outing. - Kris G.   Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer If there’s one thing that sets a festival look apart it’s bold color. These lip shades feature eye-popping shades that won’t weigh you down. The formula features a built-in primer to keep the pigment in place no matter how much you rock out. Try an ombre look or stand out from the crowd with different shades for your top and bottom lips.   Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30 Of course, if you’re going to play outside, you’ll need some protection from the sun. This non-greasy sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection while hydrating with a blend of natural oils so your skin looks and feels great. It’s also formulated without any chemical sunscreens, which can cause irritation as you sweat.   Sephora Collection Shine Beautifully Metallic Gold Temporary Tattoos I have it on good authority that these jewelry-inspired tats are the hottest trend at a certain Southern California festival going on right now. They provide the perfect accent and gleam beautifully in the sun. Easy to apply and remove, the variety of curated designs let you express your mood and your unique style.   What's new on the site that you've got your eye on this week? Show and Tell!
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  Indulge in a satisfying at-home spa treatment and give skin some much needed TLC. Soothe, hydrate, and rejuvenate with three amazing, Asian skincare products: an antiaging eye essence, a deeply nourishing face cream, and an innovative hydrogel mask. Whatever your skin type or specific skin concern, below are some top contenders for the ultimate skincare experience. - Tracy J.   boscia Hydrogel Masks There’s no denying the best way to truly pamper yourself is with face masks. These innovative boscia Hydrogel Masks feature a different mask for any and every skin concern. Its two-piece design allows the mask to completely conform to your face structure for maximum absorption of active ingredients, resulting in maximum benefits. The Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Mask gently yet thoroughly purifies, smooths skin’s texture, and minimizes the appearance of pores. The Green Tea Mattifying Hydrogel Mask soothes, mattifies for a shine-free finish, and clears blemishes with a non-irritating, non-drying formula. And the Vitamin C Brightening Hydrogel Mask visibly firms, hydrates, and brightens skin. It only takes 20 minutes and you don’t need to rinse after. What’s not to love?    Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb Aqua Bomb: a rush of intense, refreshing hydration. How great does that sound? This luxuriously textured, lightweight gel-cream not only delivers essential moisture into skin, it minimizes the appearance of pores, neutralizes skin-damaging free radicals, and improves skin elasticity, thanks to the antioxidant-rich hydrating herb, lady’s mantle. Great for all skin types, twice-daily use, and even as a five-minute emergency moisture mask, it leaves my skin feeling super soft, completely comfortable, and healthy-looking.   AmorePacific Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essence True beauty is revealed from within, so you don’t want your eyes looking dull and fatigued. I use AmorePacific’s concentrated Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essence every morning and night to instantly refresh and awaken my eyes. It’s formulated with Asian botanicals to brighten, visibly reduce puffiness, and create lifted-looking eyes. It contains powerful active ingredients that gently visibly correct any areas of concern: Bright T-Ferment™ from fermented green tea delivers antioxidant-powered brightening; oat extract firms and lifts; caffeine de-puffs and brightens; and hyacinth extract purifies harmful aggressors. The metal-tipped wand combined with a massage technique cools upon contact to further assist in brightening for revitalized eyes.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell!  
  Introducing the SEPHORA COLLECTION Sheet Hack. The ultimate in lazy girl beauty, it's a single-use sheet mask that applies makeup for you. In just 4 simple steps, you'll feel refreshed with a new face! STEP 1: START WITH A CLEAN FACE. This step is crucial! You'll want a smooth canvas so the product goes on evenly. STEP 2: UNWRAP YOUR MASK. And make sure you don't leave it sitting on your sink! In a use test on 20 volunteers, 85% reported their dogs trying to eat it. STEP 3: PLACE IT CAREFULLY. Let it sit for 10 minutes as you go about the rest of your morning routine as normal! Think of all the things you can do now that you've gotten this time back, like eating a well-balanced breakfast, reading your horoscope, or hiding behind the couch and startling your loved ones. STEP 4: WORK YOUR LOOK. And don't worry about touchups. This makeup is waterproof, smudge-proof, budge-proof,'s basically permanent! You can only take it off with the SEPHORA COLLECTION Sheet Delete makeup remover (available online only).  
  It's live chat day on BeautyTalk!   Today is special, because it's our first EVER Sephora PRO Artist Live Chat on BeautyTalk! Eliza and Karoline from the Sephora PRO Team are here to answer all of your burning contouring questions (and I know you've got them)!   They'll be on at noon, but head over now to ask your question! ve-Contouring-Q-amp-A-with-Sephora-Pro-Artists/m-p ...   (Click on the link above to go to the chat.) 
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  Spring Break Splashes - Lauren P   Spring break is here! Whether you’re planning to spend your spring break on the road or you’re having a staycation, these spring break beauty musts will put your beauty routines on reset. Here are some newcomers that are perfect for the sunny season.   First Aid Beauty Spring Skin Savers Kit This skincare kit has everything you need to repair winter weather-beaten skin so you can once again flaunt healthy-looking radiance. Prepare for road trips or hanging out poolside with this skin-renewing set. The Face Cleanser removes surface oils, makeup, and dirt—cleaning and calming the skin. Reduce dry patches and redness with the Ultra Repair Liquid Recover, and then smooth on the Skin Rescue Purifying Mask, a peel-off treatment that works to detox and purify the complexion. The non-greasy Ultra Repair Cream fully quenches dry skin—from head to toe—providing optimal relief to the driest skin conditions and amazing results that’ll inspire you to show some skin.   Formula X The Power Couples- 4 Mani/Pedi Duos This nail kit is perfect for achieving a gorgeous, salon-worthy mani-pedi. Coat on eye-catching colors—in trendy hues for spring—with this set’s four lacquer duos in eight covetable nail shades. It also includes Formula X’s bestselling The System, featuring the Nail Cleanser, Base Coat, and Top Coat so that nail color stays vibrant and long-wearing. Even if you’re spending your break at home or on a sandy beach, these shades will have you looking fab everywhere you go.   amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo Keep your hair maintenance to a minimum with amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo. Formulated to absorb oils, it gives your hair some serious body, and is the perfect refresher in-between shampoos. Essential for the jet-setter or the beach bum, this dry shampoo can be misted onto tresses to create an ultra-soft, cleansed look and feel. I like to apply it just before bed to absorb any dirt that could be weighting my hair down so that I’m readily prepared for my adventure by morning.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell!
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  Not born with perfect bone structure? No problem! Try contouring to sculpt and slim or accentuate your features using shadow and highlight shades. Selecting and applying the right tones can be a bit tricky, but these cool new products make it a breeze to shape, blend, and put your best face forward. - Kris G.    Kevyn Aucoin The Art of Sculpting & Defining This palette of buildable powders is perfect for beginners. The included step-by-step book guides you through the application process for supreme, foolproof results without looking overly made up. The powder formula also mattifies for those with shinier complexions, and the shades work on most skintones. This one is great for those new to the trend.   Tarte The Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer If you’re looking for a more portable or precise solution, or just prefer a cream format, this stick is for you. Just draw a line and blend with your fingertips under cheekbones, along the sides of the nose, or under the chin—anywhere you want to accentuate your features. This stick is also compact enough to fit in a purse for application anywhere.   Sephora Collection Pro Contour #79 Precise, natural blending is the trickiest part of contouring. This Pro brush has a tapered tip and offers complete precision for powder application, plus expert blending for cream and liquid formulations. Made with the perfect blend of natural and synthetic fibers, it creates a seamless sculpted look, even in hard-to-reach areas.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell! 
  Hey BeautyTalkers, it's Live Chat day! Today we're chatting live with Tarte founder Maureen Kelly, who's making her first appearance on BeautyTalk. I think we can all agree that Tarte has some really amazing products, so I'm super stoked about this one.   As usual I've opened the chat a little early so BT'ers can get in there and ask a question first, so go ask a question!   PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO ASK A QUESTION> ve-Chat-with-Tarte-founder-Maureen-Kelly/m-p/19155 ...