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I wear SPF every day and love the innovation I am seeing behind the skin-protecting, antiaging beauty ritual. I wanted to highlight few awesome products that I find provide SPF in unconventional and unexpected ways that function on-the-go. No fuss necessary. From sport sticks to setting sprays, there’s no excuse to skimp on sun protection with these skin savers!   Your foundation has been set, your wings are finally symmetrical, your lashes are perfectly separated and your brows are officially on fleek. You’re admiring your craftsmanship and then BOOM it hits you… You forgot to apply SPF! (Ugh!) Rather than redoing your makeup or going without SPF, just spritz this Coola Makeup Setting Spray to protect, set, mattify, and hydrate your skin (yes, seriously!). If you aren’t already sold it’s also great for reapplying on the go, cruelty-free, 70 percent organic and free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates! We all know that there are plenty of foundations with SPF, but when you combine this level of quality ingredients and skincare benefits, I’m going to have to try it!   This compact from AmorePacific provides buildable coverage, SPF 50 protection, hydration and it even brightens the skin with green tea! The quality ingredients are not tested on animals and do not contain parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. Sounds like my serum, moisturizing SPF, foundation and foundation brush combined into one wonder product… This needs to get in my vegan leather bag now!   When I’m enjoying the outdoors the last thing I need to fuss over is a complicated beauty routine. I want long-lasting, waterproof sun protection for my face, lips and eyes which is why the Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen is perfect for any active or outdoorsy lifestyle! The all-in-one formula allows you to quickly apply while you’re out and about so you can get to catching that perfect wave, shredding your favorite mountain or lounging on that warm sand     Now that you’re covered, you can go ahead and plan that stress-free, outdoor adventure! How are you protecting your skin from the sun? Let us know!
Estée Lauder Modern Muse Le Rouge To Go Gift Set Still not sure what to get for Mother’s Day? We’ve got you covered. Fragrance lovers won’t be able to resist the glamorous appeal of the Modern Muse Le Rouge To Go Gift Set. It features the Modern Muse Le Rouge fragrance in travel and full sizes and a shimmery lotion for a captivating glow. The scent’s alluring contrast of rich roses are awakened by ripe fruit and a seductive velvet cream accord with a stimulating, dual impression. The lucky recipient of this giftset will want to wear this inspiring scent everywhere they go. -Lauren P.     What do you plan on gifting for Mother’s Day? Show & Tell!
Benefit Cheekathon Palette A box full of beautiful blushes and bronzers from Benefit? Yes, please! This incredibly cute palette includes five bestselling, universally flattering powders for the perfect flush of color to help you “kick up your cheeks.” The cult-favorite Hoola matte bronzer lets you contour, sculpt, and define, while the baby pink Dandelion hue helps you highlight your best features. Use just a dash of rockateur in rose gold, dallas in dusty rose, or CORALista blush in coral pink to deliver natural-looking radiance to the apples of your cheeks. The soft, natural-bristle brush allows for easy application, the mirror ensures flawlessness, and the adorable cover makes this perfect for gifting. –Tracy J.   What's your go-to for a flush or bronzed glow? Show & Tell!
Braids are back! From festivals to high fashion, people are continually finding new twists on the classic hairstyle. They incorporate well into almost any look and give off a great, free-spirited vibe for outdoor events. They word with first-day blowouts or second-day hair, and can take minimal effort or next-level styling.   Here are some of our favorite braid-friendly products: Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray combines the benefits of a hairspray and a dry shampoo in one to keep hair clean and provide hold in one step. Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 provides volume, texture, and works as a dry shampoo to give your braid a bit more volume. Briogeo Rosarco Oil™ adds sheen and tames flyaways so your braid looks effortlessly flawless.   Got a festival-ready braid look? What are your favorite must-have braid products? Show & Tell!
Surprise! I’m not a scientist. (I know, I know, you’re shocked.) But I am a beauty junkie. And a skincare enthusiast. So I was totally excited to go behind the scenes with Tammy Yaiser, VP of Product at Algenist, to get the lowdown on their groundbreaking skincare technology and their new 10 day challenge.   Okay, so what exactly is Alguronic Acid? What makes it so effective for anti-aging? Alguronic Acid is a compound produced by microalgae that our Biotechnology scientists in San Francisco unexpectedly discovered while developing new renewable energy solutions and biofuels. Having never seen this fascinating new compound before, we began studying Alguronic Acid, and found that Alguronic Acid is the key that helps the microalgae not only to survive, but thrive, in the harshest of environmental conditions. As we further scientifically tested Alguronic Acid, we found that it has incredibly potent cell regeneration and cell protection capabilities – exactly the things we need to target and visibly correct the look of aging in our skin.   How did you discover its anti-aging properties? After the exciting discovery, our biotechnology scientists intensively researched and studied Alguronic Acid and learned that it is Alguronic Acid that is responsible for regenerating and protecting the microalgae cell. It then occurred to us that this is precisely what is needed to effectively address the signs of aging in the skin, so we began in vitro tests of Alguronic Acid in the laboratory, comparing it to other very well know anti-aging skincare ingredients. We were amazed at Alguronic Acid’s cell regeneration, elastin synthesis, melanin inhibition, and cell damage protection capabilities. This inspired us to conduct further clinical trials, which validated Alguronic Acid’s exceptional anti-aging properties, showing amazing anti-aging results in just 10 days.   Biotechnology and Beauty? How did that happen? Totally by accident! Our biotechnology scientists literally stumbled upon Alguronic Acid while developing renewable energy and biofuels – in fact, we never intended to get into beauty or skincare! But once we discovered the benefits of Alguronic Acid, we began formulating and Algenist was born. Algenist means “The Genius of Algae.”   What is the “Algenist 10 Day Challenge”? I want in! The 10-Day Challenge is a 10-day supply of our new Retinol Firming and Lifting Serum, packaged into 10 single-use packettes – one packette to use every day, for ten consecutive days. The 10-Day Challenge is launching for Beauty Insiders on later this month. It is a wonderful way of experiencing the new face of retinol – thanks to the power of Alguronic Acid.   Would you recommend using the Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum every day? Should I use it twice a day? Just in the morning? Just at night? I recommend using the Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum every single day. If you have never used a retinol product before, begin by using the Retinol Firming and Lifting Serum once a day in the evening. Then progress to applying more frequently, up to twice per day, until you find the best routine for your skin. Note a little goes a long way, you need only one pump and always remember to use a sunscreen during the day.   At what step in my skincare regimen should I use the serum? What other Algenist products should I use it with for it to be the most effective? Apply the Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum to dry skin, after cleansing. For even more firming and lifting, follow with our Firming and Lifting Cream, and Firming and Lifting Eye Gel – the perfect three-step regimen to boost production of skin's key structural proteins - elastin, collagen, and proteoglycans – to visibly redefine facial contours, and leave skin looking smooth, sculpted, and lifted! And always remember to use a sunscreen - the Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50 is an ultra-sheer formula that goes on smoothly for weightless daily protection against broad-spectrum UVA/UVB damage.   Can I use both the Concentrated Reconstructing Serum & the Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum? Yes, the Concentrated Reconstructing Serum is compatible with the Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum. In the morning, apply the Concentrated Reconstructing Serum to clean, dry skin. In the evening, apply the Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum to dry skin, after cleansing. Just be sure to use a sunscreen every day.   What % of Retinol is there in the formulation? Though we do not share the exact percentage of retinol in the formulation, the concentration of retinol in the Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum is proven to produce significant anti-aging properties. Further, the retinol ingredient in our formulation is microencapsulated and time-released for maximum benefits with no downside.   Why am I unable to open up the inside of the Retinol F&L Serum pump? Even though we formulated the Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum with a stabilized time-released retinol, we specifically chose an airless and airtight aluminum pump to protect the formula from light and heat. This special packaging therefore further ensures the stability of the formula to deliver the maximum effectiveness and benefits for your skin.   I heard a rumor that you make algae ice cream at your lab? True story? What does it taste like? Yes – it is a true story. You don’t taste algae - you just taste pure A-MAZ-ING creamy, decadent deliciousness. My favorite is the chocolate – of course!     Shop Algenist>
Back in 2014, SEPHORA COLLECTION introduced a line of sheet masks and a legend was born. Now the brand is expanding its collection with a brand-new line of sheet masks for lips available in Rose and Shea. In just 15 minutes, you can reap the benefits of kissably soft lips!   SEPHORA COLLECTION Lip Mask The line features two formulas: Rose moisturizes and softens lips for a younger look and an irresistible texture, while Shea protects and soothes lips that have been dry or chapped. Both formulations feature a bio-cellulose fiber mask that hugs the contours of the lips for deep penetration of the active ingredients. – Kris G.
Hey BeautyTalkers! Live chat day is here and we are oh so excited for today's live chat with Philippe Chansel! Philippe is the Director of Innovation and Product Development at Tom Ford Beauty so he is a product expert! Philippe will log into BeautyTalk from 1-2 pm PST to answer all of your beauty questions so be sure to check it out! As usual I will open the link early (it's open NOW!) to make sure everyone is able to ask a question. 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, Philippe won't see it.
NAILS INC. Paint Can Spray On Nail Polish Has giving yourself a personal at-home manicure become a serious hassle? Well, thanks to NAILS INC., it no longer has to be so difficult to master the art. Grab your spray can and simply spray the polish onto the fingertips. The formula quickly adheres to your base coat for perfectly polished nails. Available in delicate pale pink, vivid hot pink, and chic metallic silver, the incredible formula lasts for up to four days of wear, applies evenly and efficiently, and features a head-turning, glossy finish you can’t resist. Plus, it’s great for painting while on the go. Just make sure you wash your hands after letting your top coat dry! – Tracy J.     Would you spray on your nail polish? Show & Tell!
Hey BeautyTalkers! Office Hours are coming back this Monday, April 4th and this time we are changing things up! Office Hours will take place as usual however I will keep the thread (below) open today-Monday so more of you will be able to ask questions.   This month we will be chatting with two incredibly talented Sephora PRO Artists Eliza Davila and Karoline Karakeosian! Eliza and Karoline cannot wait to share all of their favorite tips, tricks and product with you! These beauty brainiacs are going to be in the building on Monday from 12-1:30 pm PST answering all of your burning questions. Head to this link anytime from now until Office Hours on Monday to submit your questions.   Ask your questions here>     Please note that Eliza and Karoline will not be answering questions until Office Hours are in session! Be sure to follow the link above, if you post your question here these Sephora PRO Artists won't see it!  
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Hey BeautyTalkers we have exciting news coming to Sephora stores: the PRO Gamer Studio !   So you're on a steady path to becoming a Sephora PRO Artist but your friends aren't on the same page as you? You see a Sephora store and tell your brunch buddies you have to stop in for just a "minute" for a "quick" purchase yet don't leave for two hours, missing your reservation altogether? We know the feeling but don't want to give up our love of Sephora exploration which is why the PRO Gamer Studio is coming to Sephora stores! FINALLY your less-than-beauty-obsessed-friends can have (almost) as much fun as you while you swatch every shade of Anastasia Liquid Lipstick and share with your friends on BT. You have obligations... Your community is relying on you for those swatches. Your friends just don't get that and it's okay!   We are still working on which games will be provided and know that your friends and significant others' interest should be considered. What types of games would allure your loved ones into hanging at Sephora while you browse?     We want to know... Show and Tell!
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Happy Monday BTers! In honor of their brand launch at Sephora, Madam C.J. Walker is giving away 10 bundles of product for curly to coily hair types! For your chance to win, simply answer the following question in the comments below. Be sure to include the hashtag #MadamCJWalkerGiveaway so your entry is valid! We want to know: Why do you need these Madam C.J. Walker products for the curls in your life? Post your answers by midnight tonight and 10 winners will be chosen randomly by Wednesday, March 9th. Good luck BeautyTalkers!   See full giveaway rules here:
Happy live chat day, BeautyTalkers! Today is going to be an exceptional hump day because we get to chat live with the FOUNDER of tarte cosmetics, Maureen Kelly! Maureen will be logged in and ready to chat at noon (PST) so get ready to ask anything beauty-related from her to-go Rainforest of the Sea product to her morning routine! She will be logged on from 12-1 pm PST and, per usual, I will open the thread at 11:30 in case you need to sneak your question in early!   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, Maureen won't see it. 
We all know about the beauty benefits of masks. They can address a multitude of concerns from dry skin to wrinkles to redness, but sometimes different areas of the face require different kinds of TLC. That’s why multimasking , or applying masks with different benefits to different facial areas, is gaining popularity in the beauty world. For example, you may be concerned about pores on your nose, shine on your forehead, lines around your eyes, and dryness on your cheeks. One mask can’t address all those concerns, so different masks on different areas of the face may be the answer to all your needs! Here are some of our favorite masks to use for multimasking. -Kris G.          SEPHORA COLLECTION Mud Mask features zinc and copper to purify skin and absorb excess sebum without over-drying. It’s ideal for the T-zone or other oily areas.                   Fresh Rose Face Mask is a hydrating and brightening wonder worker  with a  luxurious rose scent that comes from its 50% pure rosewater formula.                        Origins Original Skin™ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay exfoliates and refines skin’s texture with jojoba beads,  willow herb, and refining rose clay. It’s perfect for wherever you need brightness.                 GLAMGLOW GRAVITYMUD™ is a peel-off mask that leaves skin feeling tighter and more lifted. It’s perfect for anywhere you need a little pick-me-up. The fun formula transforms to shiny silver as it dries.             How do you multimask? Show & tell!  
We have goals like achieving the perfect contour or brow shape…but what about skin care goals? We will go for smooth skin any day so here are some of the products at the top of our list for achieving better skin. –Lauren P.   SEPHORA COLLECTION Beauty Amplifier Set and Refresh Spray Looking for something that’ll keep your makeup budge-proof? Beauty Amplifier is a classic for looking refreshed all day. It keeps your makeup in place with long-lasting polymers, while the blend of lemon balm and peppermint extract leaves your skin feeling rejuvenated. It just what you need in your arsenal to save face in warm weather.   philosophy The Microdelivery Detoxifying Oxygen Peel Decongest, clarify, calm, and brighten! Let The Microdelivery Detoxifying Oxygen Peel be your go-to routine for better-looking skin. Step I: Detoxifying Charcoal Gel draws out dirt and impurities, and barley leaf extract infuses skin with a burst of oxygen. Step II: Oxygen Foam Booster delivers a second boost of oxygen in a light, airy foam that re-energizes your skin. You’ll find that skin is visibly improved and looks more bright and radiant.   Sol de Janeiro Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care Your feet will thank you when you treat them with Sol de Janeiro. This non-slip formula keeps your feet looking and feeling super soft. The Foot Smoothing Board exfoliates and smooths rough skin. The Foot Fetish Cream is enriched with cupuaçu butter—a coveted Brazilian super fruit—to moisturize with soluble nutrients. Its foot-softening benefits will get your feet ready for sandal season…and you’ll love the cream’s refreshing açai scent.   Now you know our skincare goals... What are yours? Show & Tell!
Winter is almost over and spring fashion is just around the corner. While you’re waiting, why not spend some time taking care of your natural, gorgeous features? These products offer simple, everyday solutions for skin and hair to keep you looking and feeling great with or without makeup. -Kris G.    CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Micellar Cleansing Towelettes These take-anywhere towelettes come presoaked in a gentle micellar cleansing liquid to remove face and eye makeup anywhere. They’re perfect for the gym, business trips, or any time you need a quick change.   dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Leave-In Hair Therapy Hit your hair’s metaphorical reset with this leave in treatment that harnesses the minerals, acids, and enzymes in apple cider vinegar to balance hair’s pH. The result is healthy cuticles resulting in silky-soft, stronger, and more manageable hair. The formula is super lightweight and contains argan and other oils to prevent dehydration.   Farmacy Skin Dew Hydrating Essence Mist & Setting Spray This naturally scented and refreshing essence helps replenish moisture and hydrate the skin while setting makeup. The proprietary Echinacea GreenEnvy™ active helps protect the skin against external aggressors, while a blend of natural essential oils provides a delectable scent and a fresh, cooling sensation.   What are your go-to products when you need a little TLC? Show & Tell!  
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Live chat day is here and today we are going to talk all thing color correcting with TWO amazing Sephora PRO Artists! Helen and Myiesha are going to be on BeautyTalk right at 12 pm PST, ready to answer all of your questions! Ask about anything from brightening your complexion to hiding redness.   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, Helen and Myiesha won't see it.
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  Okay okay I know all products are made for a specific purpose but what am I supposed to do when I'm totally obsessed with one product and want to fuse that with another product I'm equally in love with?   The picture above is my favorite combination these days. I had reached the end of my Roller Lash tube and couldn't bring myself to throw away the wand. It was still in perfect condition and I don't like to be wasteful! I noticed my unopened Diorshow tube and BOOM it hit me. What if I cleaned up my Roller Lash wand and dunked it into the incredibly luscious Dioshow formula just to see what would happen? OMG, you guys the results are incredible and my lashes stay gorgeous all day.    So BeautyTalk, I know I'm not the only one fusing my beauty products together for mega-amazing products.  What are your unexpected beauty combinations?   P.S. if anyone's in need of a Diorshow wand PM me
Spring break is quickly approaching, which means road trips, beach days, and BBQ’s. You’ll want to grab ahold of some beauty essentials that both protect from the sun and stay put all day, so you don’t have to worry about pesky reapplication. Check out some of my faves below. –Tracy J.     Vita Liberata Self Tan Dry Oil SPF 50 The most important element when it comes to the sun is protection. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t mind help with achieving a golden glow. This three-in-one self-tan dry oil delivers instant color, a buildable tan, and SPF 50 protection (the highest SPF available). Organic skin care ingredients including marula and monoi oil soothe and hydrate.   Chosungah 22 Ink Jet Lip Tatt Start fresh this season with a bright pop of lip color. This lip tint pen comes in orange, pink, and red, imparting lips with all-day vivid color that stays put. Lips are moisturized and you won’t have the burden of endless reapplication.   ARDENCY INN PUNKER Rock On Waterproof Liquid Liner Splashing in the waves doesn’t have to result in smudgy raccoon eyes. This long-lasting, waterproof eyeliner features an ultra-black hue that glides on effortlessly. The tapered flexible tip lets you easily create think or thick lines with high color payoff, so eyes are visibly enhanced.   What are your Spring Break essentials? Show & Tell!
Happy International Women's Day, BeautyTalk!    Finally a day to celebrate all of the wonderful ladies! On this day of celebration don't forget to think about and give recognition to the women who've impacted YOU most. We love all of the genders but today is a special day to celebrate all women, remembering how far women have come while reflecting on the work in progress!    Which women have impacted you the most? Show & Tell!
Own your makeup looks with these must-haves from the The Estée Edit collection. Perfect for the unapologetic beauty guru, they’ll leave you dreaming of transformative lip colors and versatile eye makeup for creative looks. Here are some must-haves that can easily be customized to fit your desired look. What are you waiting for? –Lauren P.   Beam Team Hydrate + Glow Some days you need a little pick-me-up. Flaunt a glowing complexion and even out your skintone with the Beam Team Hydrate + Glow. Skin gets instantly luminous with this cream which hydrates with two levels of radiance in one product: hyaluronic acid to moisturize and a touch-on concentrate that leaves a high-impact shimmer. Just wear it alone, or with makeup—over, under, or blended. It’s just the highlighter you need to steal the spotlight.   Lip Flip Shade Transformer Find your lipstick’s counterpart with the Lip Flip Shade Transformer. This formula brings a touch of magic to your go-to lipstick shade by turning up or turning down its color. The Yellow color brightens up your lipstick, while the Black shade deepens it. It’ll let you customize a lip look that’s truly all your own.   The Edgiest Kohl Shadowstick Get ready for bold, lasting eyes with your new secret weapon. This shadowstick is a shadow and liner in-one that can be worn on the waterline. Or, glide it on for kohl-lined or smoky eyes. With a built-in sharpener and shades that won’t budge, it lets you swipe on an array of looks with a dose of attitude.
Here at Sephora, we love our fancy spa facials, but why go to all the trouble when you can give yourself a pro facial at home? Use these products to get the most out of your luxurious treatments for a spa-like experience that’s as good for your psyche as it is for your skin. -Kris G.      Start by cleansing away all those impurities with an exfoliating cleanser like Kate Somerville Exfolikate Cleanser . This step gets all those dead cells out of the way so your mask treatment can better reach the skin. Exfolikate Cleanser scrubs these cells away and purifies with AHAs and botanical enzymes as it cleanses. When used with the powerful Clarisonic Mia Fit cleansing tool, it works up to six times better than when using with hands alone to make sure skin is clean and ready without over-drying.                  Then next step is often overlooked, but prepping for your mask with a mask primer increases the benefits and helps the mask better penetrate the skin. Origins Maskimizer soothes, and makes the mask easier to spread and rinse off. Skin becomes more receptive to the actives in your mask, while chamomile essential oil offers a calming spa-like scent to help you relax. South American marine algae powers the formula and provides potent anti-irritating properties.             Now, on to the main event. GLAMGLOW’s award-winning masks were designed for professional use in Hollywood, California. Use one for your whole face or multi-mask by applying different formulas to each area of concern. Soothe with calming eucalyptus, fight the signs of aging, hydrate, or reduce the appearance of acne. How you mask is up to you. That’s one of the perks of being a pro at home.           Finish by taking a deep breath and just enjoying the moment. Ahhh!
One of the great things about beauty is that it is so undefined and personal. When you get right down to it, beauty isn’t just about fashion weeks or trends. It’s about what you see in your bathroom mirror each morning and putting your best face forward. This week’s products may not be for over-the-top glamour looks, but they can help you make your morning ritual a bit more indulgent and special. –Kris G.   Foreo ISSA™ Hybrid Toothbrush Start with a great smile with this hybrid toothbrush that combines soft silicone bristles with sonic pulses to deep clean teeth, get rid of plaque, and massage the gums. The flexible brush head allows it to reach all corners of the mouth to leave your teeth looking and feeling great.   Giorgio Armani Maestro UV Skin Defense Primer SPF 50 Before you put on makeup, use this UV Skin Defense Primer to prolong wear and diminish the look of imperfections. It also helps protect your skin and reduce the visible effects of sun damage with targeted filters that are completely transparent.   Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT SLOGAN EDITION Radiant Touch Late night last night? This click-and-go highlighter illuminates the complexion and eyes and reduces signs of fatigue. Each is emblazoned with a peppy slogan to help jump start your day.
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It's live chat day and today we're talking with the founder of a BeautyTalk FAVORITE, Susanne Langmuir for Bite Beauty! Susanne will be logged in from 12-1 pm PT so be sure to follow the link to ask anything from expert recommendations for pulling off a daytime lip to tips on keeping your pucker properly hydrated.    I will open the chat early ( at 11:30 am PT) so everyone can 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, Susanne won't see it.  
There’s nothing like an incredible, red carpet-ready hair day. Designed by the much-loved celebrity stylist Jen Atkin for the busy woman in fashion, editorial, runway, music video, and films, Ouai Haircare features a complete range of products that creates effortless everyday style. –Tracy J.   Treatment Masque This luxurious, restorative mask is formulated with artichoke leaf extract to leave strands incredibly soft and smooth in as little as one treatment. Hair is protected, silky, and ultra-hydrated.   Texturizing Hair Spray This lightweight hair spray not only holds hair in place, it builds volume and adds texture for a voluminous look and feel. Hair is left delicately scented with Ouai No. 3 fragrance, which contains notes of Italian bergamot, water lily, and white musk.   Hair Oil It’s all about the oils. This multitasking oil smooths frizz and seals split ends for a vibrant finish. Great for use as a hydrating overnight hair mask, hair will be shiny and touchably soft.     What's your first impression of  Ouai ? 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!
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!  
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!