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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.
Hi pretties! You know what today is don’t you? That’s right… Throw Down Thursday!   This week it’s the battle of BECCA highlighters! First came contouring, then came strobing and we quickly realized our love for a luminous complexion. BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors are a BeautyTalk favorite because of their endless options for a variety of skin textures and tones like the original liquid formula, poured  formulation and pressed powder.   So, BeautyTalk, I need to know! Which Shimmering Skin Perfector formula is essential for you to get glowing?!   Throw down!   (Throw Down Thursday Disclaimer: There are no “winners” or “losers,” only courteous opinions based on your preference. Let’s stay civil!)
  As winter comes on and the days become darker, why not add a touch of your own glow to keep your spirits up and help set the mood for the holiday season? This week’s picks all revolve around achieving a beautiful winter glow, even if it’s just in your mood—which might be the best glow of all! –Kris G.   Hum Nutrition Red Hot Holidays Set This holiday set of vitamin supplements features Red Carpet and Skinny Bird supplements. Red Carpet combines GLA, ALA, and vitamin E with bio-available nutrients from black currant and sunflower seeds to support fuller, shinier hair and glowing skin. Skinny Bird is designed to support metabolism and healthy blood sugar levels. The supplement pairing was created to help you shine from the inside out this holiday season!   Shiseido Bio-Performance Glow Revival Cream The secret to a fresh wintry glow is to take great care of your skin. Exfoliating dead winter skin is a must this dry time of year and moisturizing after is just as important. This high-performance moisturizing cream absorbs quickly to moisturize and support cell renewal for skin that looks smoother, younger, and of course, has a fresh-faced glow.   Burberry My Burberry Festive My Burberry is like a garden in a bottle, and now it comes with its own glow. This limited edition perfume features golden holiday sparkles to add a touch of luxe glow to your vanity and your spirits. While you’re buying everyone else gifts this season, why not indulge yourself?     What’s new on the site this week that’s caught you eye? Show and tell!
  Hello pretties! Since it’s Thursday (shout out to the almost-freakin’-weekend!) and I love a good #TBT I wanted to bring back a BeautyTalk favorite: Throw Down Thursday!   Today, it’s the battle of two beloved, holy grail Benefit mascaras: They’re Real! vs. Roller Lash !   This one’s a toughie because They’re Real! has some die-hard fans but then Roller Lash showed up and changed the mascara game. Both products deliver different results according to your lashes so be sure to let us know your lash texture (i.e. fine/thick, curly/straight).   So let’s hear it! Which Benefit mascara does a better job of getting your lashes on fleek?   Throw down!   (Throw Down Thursday Disclaimer: We are all different and so are our lashes. There are no “winners” or “losers,” only courteous opinions based on your preference. Let’s stay civil!)
Indulge in these little luxuries that will bring out your inner beauty and vastly improve your daily regimen. From sleek, voluminous hair to a perfectly contoured face to stand-out eyes and cheeks, check out three new products you will not be able to live without. –Traci J.   KEVYN AUCOIN The Contour Book The Art of Sculpting + Defining Volume II Master Kevyn Aucoin’s “art of contouring” with this travel-friendly contour palette, featuring everything you need to redefine the look of your face. From cream and powder formulas in an array of neutral, complimenting shades, to four eye shadows in matte and shimmer finishes, this palette will make your face appear slimmer and stronger. Still not convinced? There’s an easy-to-follow how-to guide to help you sculpt, highlight, and shape.   Guerlain Eye And Blush Palette It’s all about eyes and cheeks! This limited-edition palette comes with five iridescent eye shadows in shades ranging from champagne to plum. The four rosy-hued, highly-pigmented blushes come in matte or shimmer finishes, highlighting the cheekbones, delivering a head-turning pop of color, and creating a healthy-looking glow. Lastly, the travel-friendly, stunning, gold compact features a large mirror for on-the-go touch-ups and two applicators for a flawless finish.   SEPHORA COLLECTION Straight Setter Hair Tool Set When it comes to beauty, there is nothing worse than a bad hair day. Boost your confidence and tame your mane with this three-piece set of bestselling hair essentials. The flat iron evenly distributes up to 410 degrees of heat, minimizes flyaways, and creates a lustrous finish. The medium round brush features temperature-resistant synthetic nylon bristles that are soft and gentle on hair, reducing frizz for faster blow-drying time. And the four sturdy styling clips hold hair in place without leaving bothersome crimp marks. Yes, please.   What's new on the site this week that' caught your eye? Show and Tell!
The holidays are nearly upon us and for some of us that means a bit of extra stress to go along with the frivolity. To help you relax and ease into the season of dinners with extended family and shopping in crowded malls, we at Sephora have lined up our picks for giving yourself a relaxing at-home spa experience. So indulge to your heart’s content and come a little closer to finding your inner peace. –Kris G.   Clarisonic Mia 2 Lavender Hydration Skin Cleansing System The famously gentle, yet effective cleansing power of the Clarisonic Mia 2 is paired with rich and luxurious products for skin like the bestselling Soy Face Cleanser from Fresh, Glamglow THIRSTYMUD mask, and Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb. This set allows you to cleanse, nurture, and moisturize skin for a fresh complexion and a sense of calm.   Tony Moly Age-Defying Snail Hydro-Gel Face Mask Snail gel may sound a bit weird, but this K-Beauty secret softens, repairs, and brightens like nothing else. This anti-aging mask is great as part of your K-Beauty ritual or just on its own. The infusion of sea algae extract and traditional Korean herbs nourish and protect skin as the mask soothes your troubles away.   SHOW BEAUTY Pure Treatment Oil While you’re relaxing, don’t forget your hair. This multifunctional oil helps to add shine and smooth the cuticle for stronger, more manageable hair. Argan oil and coffee extract condition, while ginger root stimulates the scalp to support blood circulation and hair growth. You can use it as a daily hydrator, but for a true spa experience, try using it as a deep nourishing treatment. Just apply it, wrap your hair in a towel, and let the oil do the rest.   Is there anything new on the site that's caught your eye? Show and Tell!
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  It's sad but true to admit that Halloween is over We have taken off our glitter, face paint and absurdly false lashes. We have even stashed our tutus into the back of our closets! While this is a sorrowful time it's also pretty exciting because we can now stalk check out all of the amazing pictures and start pinning ideas for next year!   On Friday I asked you all to share your Halloween beauty looks and I am OMG AMAZED at the talent and creativity of this community! I wanted to feature some of the looks on Show & Tell to make sure everyone could witness the glory for themselves. To those who participated, THANK YOU SO MUCH! We loved your Halloween looks.    There's a lot of talent to witness so check the thread for more!>   Until next Halloween! Katie    
Halloween means experimenting with makeup and hair, bold costumes, and thinking beyond your usual makeup looks. Before you get creative with your spooky (or not so spooky) All Hallow’s Eve look, we’ve pinned down some musts that’ll help your look pop—before and after your costume debut. - Lauren P.   Huda Beauty Classic False Lashes Get dramatic lash looks with these Beauty Classic False Lashes. Whether you want to go as an 1980s beauty queen or one of your favorite female superheroes, this lash collection offers a number of styles that are lightweight, easy to apply, and are comfortable to wear from costume party to costume party.   Urban Decay Delirious Travel-Size Set Of 5 Pencil in your costume with this set of colorful liners. These bright, 24-hour wear eye pencils are versatile enough so you can just swipe on bunny whiskers or achieve a glam rock face with graphic liner looks. With vivid shades to next-level neutral hues, this five-piece set is perfectly portable for creating looks on the go. They’re waterproof and long-lasting, and they’re infused with nourishing jojoba oil, vitamin E, and cottonseed oil for a creamy, colorful finish.   MAKE UP FOR EVER 15 Artist Shadow Palette Why buy face paint? This 15 Artist Shadow Palette from MAKE UP FOR EVER lets you go full on zombie with its daring bolds or transform into a mermaid with the more vibrant hues. Whatever you decide, this array of super-saturated, lasting shades lets you shape-shift into an infinite number of Halloween looks.   ALTERNA Haircare Moisture Intense Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment After you’ve used hot tools, teased your tresses, and maybe even (bravely) colored your hair, treat it to ALTERNA’S Haircare Moisture Intense Oil Crème Pre-Shampoo Treatment—perfect for bringing your tresses back to life. This intensive pre-shampoo replenishes your hair, and it contains Abyssinian oil to thoroughly quench parched hair. At the end of the night (or the next day), hair is left revitalized and ultra-smooth, soft, and shiny.   What's new on the site this week that's caught you eye? Show and tell!
Happy live chat day, BeautyTalkers! We are OH EM GEE excited for today's live chat because it's with one of our most beloved beauty stars of all time... Bobbi Brown! Ask the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics founder, acclaimed author, business woman and Montclaire native anything from tips on her no makeup makeup look to what inspired her empowering campaign, Pretty Powerful! 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, Bobbi won't see it.
Whether you’re rallying your pals for the hottest party of the year or going on a romantic date with your S.O., confidence is key. And what better way to feel like your most amazing self than with a little help from our friends, Bobbi, DKNY, and Sephora Favorites? Check out the ultimate roundup of beauty essentials to get you prepped and primped for your night out on the town. –Tracy J.   Bobbi’s Runway Beauty Secrets This stunning, runway-inspired six-piece collection includes must-have products for a complete nighttime, glam look. From smoky eyes to luscious lashes, statement-making nails to bronzed skin, and last but definitely not least, the trendy berry lip, this set has you completely covered. Plus, the included tip card will guide you as you’re getting ready.   DKNY Be Desired Instantly seductive, totally modern. There’s nothing like a spritz of DKNY’s Be Desired to send you out the door in style. It features delicious notes of orange oil, violet leaves, and amber woods, sending a vivacious energy and addictive essence of beauty. It comes in three convenient sizes, so feel free to take one along with you on your night out. And not to mention you will just smell really, really good!   Sephora Favorites Beauty Sleep After your exciting night out, it’s time to catch up on your beauty sleep. First things first, get to that skincare regimen! This four-piece, travel-friendly set includes everything you need to nurture your skin as you sleep. Featuring the antioxidant-rich Brightening Sleeping Facial from Korres, Origins’ indulgent and refreshing Renewal Cream, Ole Henriksen’s antiaging Invigorating Night Treatment, and a cult-favorite retinoid Sleeping Night Oil from Sunday Riley, you are certain to wake up to fresh, glowing skin.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye this week? Show and Tell!
Korean Beauty has become one of the hottest beauty trends, and for good reason. A careful regimen imparts moisturized, naturally glowing skin and addresses all kinds of skin concerns without harsh peels or treatments. Since these skincare routines tend to involve many steps, it can seem a bit overwhelming for those just getting started. We’ve decided to focus on one of the most buzz-about and essential steps in any K-Beauty regimen. We’re talking about essences! Read on to learn just what essences do, how they work, and why applying essence is one of the most essential steps in your K-Beauty skincare ritual. While trends inevitably change, we don’t see this individualized skincare regimen going out of style anytime soon! -Kris G.   What is Korean Beauty and how do essences fit in? Korean Beauty regimens focus on preventative care, addressing potential skin issues and damage before they become problems. In order to do this, regimens incorporate specific steps, each building upon the last, for powerful overall results. One of the overarching keys to any regimen is constant deep hydration to help the skin stay healthy and efficiently absorb active ingredients. That’s where essences come in!   Before applying essences, many traditional routines start with double-cleansing to remove surface dirt, makeup, and sunscreen. If needed, a pore pack opens pores to release deep-down dirt and pull it away before soothing and tightening pores and toner can also be applied. Once massaged into the skin, the essence penetrates skin with lasting moisture and facilitates delivery of actives from sheet masks or serums. Finally, a daily sunscreen or nightly sleep treatment helps keep skin balanced day and night. The whole process is effective but gentle, without relying on harsh peels or scrubs.   Why use an essence? If all that seems a bit daunting, we recommend starting with essence. Essence caters to all skincare routines and concerns and is one of the most basic products you can add to your current routine to help your skin achieve a healthy dewy look. This week in our BeautyTalk Live Chat with Alicia Yoon, founder of Peach & Lily and K-Beauty expert, she raved about essences. She pointed out how vital essences are for absorbing moisture and subsequent products in a skincare routine. “Your skin is like a sponge,” she noted, “When it's not well hydrated, it's brittle like a sponge and cracks more easily if and when moved around... A weak skin barrier lets moisture escape the skin more easily, causing skin to become even more dehydrated and a welcome mat for bacteria. When well-hydrated, other liquids absorb more easily and the skin becomes more resilient.” An essence is best used after cleansing and toning, but before treatment, masks, or moisturizers.     What are some great essences? Two of our favorite essences here at Sephora are May Coop Raw Sauce and Shiseido Eudermine Revitalizing Essence.   Raw Sauce is formulated from raw maple sap base, consisting of tiny particles so small they enable the formula to absorb easily deep into the skin. It’s also, as Alicia pointed out, “chock-full of antioxidants” and offers “intensive but gentle hydration and nourishment in a pretty bottle!” It also boasts a great natural scent.   Eudermine Revitalizing Essence was introduced in Japan in 1897 and has been prized as a skin care product ever since. This softening essence responds to changes in climate to keep the skin's moisture level constant, regardless of location or time of year, plus it smells amazing and comes in a chic red bottle. Shiseido is one of the oldest and most trusted Asian skincare brands.   So that’s essences in a nutshell. They’re the perfect intro to a K-Beauty routine and an easy way to give your skin a dewy lift without harsh chemicals or scrubs.   Are essences an essential in your beauty routine? Share your thoughts on this K-Beauty staple! 
  Every once in a while you need a break from the hustle and bustle and just want to go back to the basics for classic looks that always knock ‘em dead. From chic nails to smooth skin to the classic red lip, here are a few hot-off-the-presses releases to help you achieve your perfect classic look. –Kris G.   Caudalie Favorites Winter Set Any look begins with great skin. This set of brand favorites combats winter dryness and pampers skin with Caudalie’s signature vineyard-inspired ingredients. The set includes the heavenly smelling Beauty Elixir spray, a nourishing cleansing oil to remove makeup without stripping skin, a deeply moisturizing sorbet, and a hand cream—everything you need for radiant skin, whatever the weather.   Ciaté London Olivia Palermo x Ciaté London The Fashion Edit Nail Set The perfect accent to glowing skin and soft hands is a rich, clean nail look. This set from Ciaté and Olivia Palermo was inspired by fashion shows from around the world. It includes four polishes in luxurious colors inspired by the latest looks from shows in New York, Milan, and Paris including a bold red, a powdery pink, a deep classic red, and a chic navy.   Bésame Cosmetics Lipstick & Matchbook Set Speaking of classic red, it doesn’t get much more tried-and-true than this shade inspired by the starlets of Hollywood’s golden age. The set includes a purse-friendly matchbook of single-use lipsticks plus a full-size lipstick in a golden case—old school elegance to the core. It’s the perfect topper for the classic beauty look.   What's new on the site this week? Show and Tell!
Happy live chat day, BeautyTalkers! We are super excited to be chatting with Alicia Yoon, the founder of Peach & Lily and expert on Korean beauty! She is getting ready to answer your most pressing beauty questions from skincare regimens to favorite products for flawless skin.   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, Alicia won't see it.
Amplify your glow with these K-Beauty inspired skincare products that target skincare concerns. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites from the beauty scene to help your skin look brighter, get thoroughly cleansed, and stay hydrated. Take a peek at these three and get the scoop on their serious skincare benefits. –Lauren P.   Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Soap Facial Cleanser This meringue-like cleanser is packed with milk proteins, amino acids, and egg extracts to gently hydrate, purify, and replenish your skin. The egg white extract rids of dead skin cells and dissolves excess oil to purify, brighten, and tighten the look of skin, while the egg yolk extract keeps it hydrated. The result? Supple skin that is left thoroughly clean, moisturized, and glowing.   Tony Moly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm Target blackheads with Tony Moly’s Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm. Nestled within this adorable egg is a powerful self-heating balm that works as a steamer to open up pores. It transforms into a gel-like texture that helps remove dirt and oil, leaving your skin soft and hydrated. Enriched with a combination of charcoal powder and sea salt to aid with blackhead concerns, the infusion of vitamin E, egg shell powder, and egg yolk extract moisturize, exfoliate, and tighten the look of skin. Just rinse it away with warm water and see the difference.   boscia Sake Balm On the lookout for a lightweight moisturizer that leaves skin glowing? Sake Balm visibly brightens and hydrates the skin, and this gel-textured moisturizer is infused with the finest grade of sake to promote exfoliation, improve your skin’s texture, and reduce the look of wrinkles so your complexion is healthier-looking. That’s one multitasking moisturizer!   What's new on the site this week? Show and Tell!
  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!
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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  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!
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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!