Thanks to Fran for today's question!

When getting a professional facial, what do you look for?

I like someone who asks questions – like what my concerns are, maybe what kind of products I already use, whether I’ve had a facial before, do I want extractions, etc. I also like someone who seems to understand the skin and may offer knowledge as they apply a certain product or employ a certain technique (like why they’re doing it).
-- Christine

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This Week’s Sales for August 8th, 2016

Retailer Sales/Deals

  • b-glowing
    • 20% off TOCCA orders $60 or more with code 20TOCCA, ends 8/10.
    • Free Full Size Kevyn Aucoin Medium Sculpting Powder on Kevyn Aucoin orders of $125 or more with code CONTOURNOW, ends 8/10.
    • 20% off First Aid Beauty orders $60 or more with code 20FAB, ends 8/10.
    • 20% off Kevyn Aucoin orders $60 or more with code 20KEVYN, ends 8/10.
  • bareMinerals UKGet on the beauty list and we’ll give you 10% off your next purchase, ends 1/26.
  • Beauty.com20% off your order through this link, ends 8/08. Get your sweetheart the perfect gift and get $15 off all orders over $75 with code BEAUTY15, ends 8/27.
  • Benefit (UK)Free delivery on any order over £40 at Benefit, ends 10/03.
  • Bergdorf GoodmanEarn up to a $1,000 gift card with your select regular-price purchase with code AUGGC, ends 8/13. Free Shipping and Returns, every day, ends 10/01.
  • BiothermBuy any 2 Products & Enjoy 20% OFF, Buy any 3 Products & Enjoy 25% OFF + FREE Shipping on orders $50+ with code SUMMER25, ends 8/15.
  • BirchboxJoin Birchbox's email list and get 10% off your first purchase of $35+, ends 11/17.
  • Bobbi BrownPick your Mini Mascara at checkout with a $25 order, ends 8/14. Enjoy 15% off your first purchase using code WELCOME15, ends 11/06.
  • CaudalieReceive a 2-pc gift with $75 purchase! Gift includes: Premier Cru Eye Deluxe 7mL and Limited Edition Travel Size Grape Water 75mL (a $60 value) with code TEMPTALIA, ends 8/15.
  • City Color10% off with code TEMPTALIA, ends 12/31.
  • Clarins (Canada)Get a 6pc gift (including bag) plus, Free Shipping with any order over $125 with code GIFT16, ends 8/11.
  • ClarisonicBuy any 2 devices and save 10% with code PAIRS, ends 1/01. Enjoy 10% off your next purchase when you sign up for email with Clarisonic, ends 1/01.
  • DermStoreAnniversary sale -- 25% off sitewide, some exclusions apply, with code DS17, ends 8/15.
  • Drugstore.com20% off your first order through this link, ends 8/31.
  • Gilt CityFree for members: get $30 credit towards $75+ purchase at Clarins, ends 9/03.
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty15% off with code VALENTINE, ends 8/16. Sign up for the Giorgio Armani Beauty Newsletter to Receive 10% off Your First Purchase, ends 1/01.
  • GlossierFREE TOTE BAG with purchase of Phase 1 Set, ends 1/12.
  • Kate SomervilleCustomers Will Receive a Complimentary Goat Milk Trio with any $120+ Purchase, ends 8/31.
  • Kiehl's15% OFF your purchase with code LIFERIDE, ends 8/08. 15% off with code SAVE15, ends 8/15.
  • KIKO20% off sitewide, ends 8/15. 20% off the Beauty Games collection with code PLAY2WIN, ends 8/31.
  • Laura Geller25% off your entire order with code AUG25, exclusions apply, ends 8/31.
  • Marcelle10% off your 1st Korean cosmetics purchase with code 101SMILES, one time use only, ends 12/31.
  • Muse BeautyBuy any 2 Viseart Eyeshadow Palettes for $128, plus get three free esum brushes (excludes Bijoux Royal), ends 8/21.
  • Neiman MarcusReceive a gift with purchase Le Metier Moisture Matte Lipstick Trio or Ultra Replenishing Solution with your $350 regular-price purchase in select categories with code FALLNM, ends 8/17.
  • OriginsChoose your 3-week supply of Super Strength Serum with a $35 purchase with code STRENGTH, ends 8/14.
  • Philosophy
    • With any $80 purchase receive a free makeup gift with bag a $78 value with code BEAUTIFULSKIN, ends 8/08.
    • With any $50 purchase, receive a free amazing grace duo valued at $50, an 8oz whipped creme + 8oz shower gel with code GRACES, ends 8/12.
    • With any $40 spend receive a free 16oz purity face wash valued at $36 with code PURE, ends 8/14.
  • REN10% off your first order, starts 10/31 and ends 12/31.
  • Sephora
    • Receive a Drybar Mai Tai Sea Spritzer Sea Salt Spray deluxe sample with $25+ purchase with code INSTAWAVE, ends 8/08.
    • Choose 1 of 3 Hair Mini deluxe samples from Madam C.J. Walker with any $25 purchase with code CURLPOWER, ends 8/09.
    • Receive a FREE L'Occitane Shea Light Comforting Cream deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code INTENSIVE, ends 8/11.
    • Receive a FREE Ole Henriksen Power Bright deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code OLEBRIGHT, ends 8/12.
    • Choose 1 of 3 Ciate Liquid Velvet deluxe samples with any $25 purchase with code VELVETLIP, ends 8/14.
    • Receive a FREE REN Beauty Shot deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code BEAUTYSHOT, ends 8/15.
    • Receive a FREE Lancôme Énergie de Vie The Smoothing & Glow Boosting Liquid Care deluxe sample with any $35 purchase with code GLOWBOOSTER, ends 8/15.
    • Receive a FREE Skin Care Sample bag with any $25 purchase with code SCOUTED, ends 8/18.
    • Choose 1 of 4 Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer deluxe samples with any $25 purchase with code LOCKITUP, ends 8/20.
    • Receive a Smashbox24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer deluxe sample with any $25 purchase with code SPOTLIGHT, ends 8/31.
    • Choose 1 of 5 Road to Rio deluxe samples with any $25 purchase with code TROPICAL, ends 9/04.
    • Choose 1 of 2 Rebel Eye deluxe samples with any $25 purchase with code REBELDUO, ends 9/06.
    • Receive a FREE katespade new yorkWalk on Air Rollerball + LipglossDuo and Makeup Bag with any $25 purchase with code WALKONAIR, ends 9/09.
    • Choose 1 of 3 Urban Decay All NighterMatte Liquid Foundation deluxe samples with any $25 purchase with code ALLNIGHT, ends 9/09.
    • Receive a FREE Burberry Cat Lashes Mascara deluxe sample with any $35 purchase with code CATLASH, ends 9/11.
    • Receive a FREE CLINIQUE Pep-Start HydroBlurMoisturizer mini with any $25 purchase with code HYDROBLUR, ends 9/14.
    • New sale items, like UD Spectrum for $29, Smashbox Double Exposure for $29, select Sephora Contour Eye Pencils (and lots more), ends 7/30.
  • ShiseidoReceive a 6-pc skincare bonus of your choice with the purchase of 2 qualifying skincare products, plus free shipping and samples on any purchase, ends 8/28.
  • shu uemuraReceive 2 FREE Deluxe Samples (maxi:hydrability gel & cream) with ALL orders with code TRYMAXI, ends 8/31.
  • Skinstore.com20% off site wide with code SAVE20, ends 8/23.
  • TriaTake Up to 15% off with the Tria Beauty Olympic Buy More, Save More event, ends 9/13.
  • Walgreens15% OFF Orders $40+ with code 15HAPPYHEALTHY, ends 8/26. 25% off La Roche-Posay items here, ends 8/30.

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Community Faves | July 31st through August 6th

Here’s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! 🙂 Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products

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01. Tom Ford Beauty Ravish

Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.

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02. Chanel Rouge Profond (320)

Chanel Rouge Profond (320) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, dusty red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Read full review.

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03. Chanel Rouge Tentation (169)

Chanel Rouge Tentation (169) Rouge Allure Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen from fine pearl. Read full review.

Most Wanted Products

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01. Make Up For Ever M101

Make Up For Ever M101 Artist Rouge Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rose-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Read full review.

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02. Anastasia Venom

Anastasia Venom Lip Gloss ($16.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a deep, reddish-burgundy with fuchsia and violet pearl. Read full review.

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03. Tom Ford Beauty Ravish

Tom Ford Ravish Cheek Color ($60.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. Read full review.

Most Loved Looks

Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder

Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder ($6.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a dark copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a metallic sheen. Makeup Revolution Ready to Go (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Avalon (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Revolution Rock on World Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer Powder Rock on World
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Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4
Total
81%
Permanent