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MakeupTalk.com Community Rules

last modified April 21, 2015

MakeupTalk was created to help people that enjoy beauty products, makeup, cosmetics, subscription and sampling boxes, faces of the day, nails of the day, skin care, hair care, bath and body, fun polls, fitness, product reviews, and beauty product trading/swapping. We encourage open and friendly discussions about the topics of the forum. By agreeing to post on MakeupTalk.com you agree to the following terms and conditions, which may be modified at any time. Violating these rules may result in your posting privileges suspended or revoked including but not limited to a temporary ban of use on the site to a permanent ban with or without warning.

MakeupTalk.com is a public website and forum where your ideas and opinions can be expressed. Opinions expressed are the views of the person posting the message and do not reflect the positions of any owner, officer or staff of MakeupTalk.com. We do not necessarily condone, endorse, support, encourage or agree with the comments, opinions of the message board posts/threads posted. MakeupTalk.com is not responsible for the materials posted by its participants.


You may receive an official warning if you violate any of these rules. Here are a set of rules for MakeupTalk.com. All members should read these before they begin posting:

  1. Be Polite: We take the "Be Polite" rule very seriously. We do not tolerate any rudeness whatsoever. Any member who is intentionally unpleasant or disruptive may be banned without warning. Respect the opinions of other members and staff. Rude, insulting, shameless, purposeless, and/or mean spirited topics/posts may be removed without warning and you may or may not receive an official warning. If we remove posts, there will be no reason as to why.
  2. (not allowed) Personal attacks against staff, members or advertisers.
  3. (not allowed) Posting personal information including but not limited to phone numbers, addresses and email addresses .
  4. (not allowed) Disciplinary Discussions: You may not discuss publicly any (disciplinary) actions taken by staff, moderators such as banning, closing forum threads, deleting forum posts/topics etc. This also includes posting publicly any private messages/emails you have received from either staff, moderators.
  5. Staff members may ban forum members without prior notice if they detect toxic behavior.
  6. Your account is yours alone. You are responsible for any activity created with it. You may not share your account login with anyone. If you choose to ignore this important restriction your account, and any accounts associated with it, will be disabled.
  7. Email address posting exception is the Beauty Industry Job Offers Forum
  8. Abusive, rude, purposeless, inflammatory and/or shameful behavior is not allowed.
  9. Multiple Accounts: Member may NOT have multiple accounts. Accounts will be terminated without warning.
  10. Creating shill accounts to promote a product, service or site in the attempt to create a buzz about product, service or site (not allowed). A shill is an owner, employee or associate of a seller of products or services who pretends (or purposely omits) any association with the product or service, while pretending to be a satisfied customer or interested bystander. People who omit an association with a product or service for other reasons (they're paid to post about it, they're helping a friend, etc.) so that they can help promote it are also shills.
  11. Name changes are allowed, please open a support topic in our support forums if you would like a name change. We will allow 1 name change.
  12. (not allowed) Disruptive topics/posts.
  13. (not allowed) Rude topics/posts
  14. (not allowed) name & shame topics/posts.
  15. (not allowed) purposeless topics/posts.
  16. (not allowed) inflammatory topics/posts.
  17. (not allowed) Mean spirited actions of any kind
  18. (not allowed) Any abuse, including private messages towards Staff, Moderators, Admins.
  19. (not allowed) Necroposting
  20. (not allowed) Cross-Posting. Cross-posting refers to posting new duplicate threads or posts, or the linking to threads or posts already started by the member with the intention of gaining exposure.
  21. (not allowed) Posting on the behalf of another. You may not post on behalf of any banned member in any public manner. This includes all forums, private messages, signatures, and e-mail features.
  22. (not allowed) Teaser posts. Example: "visit my blog to see more” or "visit my website to see more"
  23. (not allowed) Duplicate posts of the same item over and over. (see cross-posting)
  24. (not allowed) Promoting or soliciting websites and/or products from which you earn a profit. Exception: MuT direct advertisers.
  25. (not allowed) Mary Kay, Avon, Mark, Artistry, unauthorized advertising and similar company reps/sellers (not allowed) to promote or sell on MakeupTalk. (links in signatures OK, see signature rules below)
  26. (not allowed) Posting of Affiliate, blogger codes, and referral links other than those owned by or promoted by MakeupTalk.com.
  27. (not allowed) URL shorteners such as Bit.ly, Tiny URL and similar shorteners (not allowed).
  28. (not allowed) Soliciting and/or linking to competing beauty forums and/or websites at our discretion in topics, posts, private messages or signatures.
  29. (not allowed) Requesting members to contact you for more information on a product or service.
  30. (not allowed) Official company reps coming onto MakeupTalk to sound off with anything about their companies.
  31. (not allowed) Market research of any kind.
  32. (not allowed) Unauthorized contests and giveaways(see signature rules below for contests/giveaways on your own sites).
  33. (not allowed) Vote requests.
  34. (not allowed) Adult or inappropriate content. Example: naked/sexually suggestive pictures or videos, violence/drugs references, hate/racial references). MakeupTalk is a family-safe site.
  35. (not allowed) Any content, including images, considered "strategically covered nudity"
  36. Use the correct forum especially if you're buying, selling or trading something. Any Buy Sell Trade Swap talk must be done in the Classified area of our site. This helps keep the clutter down and it help you find what you're looking for faster.

PLEASE FAMILIARIZE YOURSELVES WITH THESE SUBSET OF RULES: Signature Rules, Profile Rules, Status Update Rules, Private Message Rules


  • All MAIN Rules from above apply to signatures content. If we find that your signature is in violation of any of the main rules listed above, we may send a warning or delete/edit your signature.
  • Your signature is your signature. It is not for sale or rent.
  • Any signature that is rude, insulting, shameless, purposeless, and/or mean spirited towards MuT, its members, or its staff, is strictly prohibited and will be deleted without any prior warning.
  • Do not add a “faux signature” into your posts as these will be edited out by staff.
  • You are allowed two (2) images in your signature with a maximum dimension of 300 pixels(wide) x 75 pixels(high).
  • You may not use your signature to promote a site from which you earn a profit unless you are a MuT Advertiser.
  • Up to four (4) links in your signature.
  • Up to five (5) lines of text.
  • (not allowed) Referral/affiliate links
  • (not allowed) Personal information posted, including email addresses or phone numbers
  • You may have have 1 commercial advertising link; brand name or company name (yes allowed). This may include things like Mary Kay reps, Avon reps, Mark reps, Artistry, and similar company reps/sellers. You may NOT request openly in posts for MEMBERS to visit your commercial links.
  • You may offer 1 promo (coupon, etc) of your commercial site or sale via your signature, however. you may not discuss your contests/giveaways openly in threads or discussions.
  • Blog or Site Giveaways: You may put a link in your signature to your contests/giveaway, however. you may not discuss your contests/giveaways openly in threads or discussions
  • Signatures such as "I'm giving away samples, visit my site" or "Click here for more info" (not allowed).


  • All MAIN Rules from above apply to profile information content. If we find that the profile content is in violation of any of our rules, staff may send a warning or delete/edit your profile.
  • Any profile content that is rude, insulting, shameless, purposeless, and/or mean spirited towards MuT, its members, or its staff, is strictly prohibited and will be deleted without any prior warning.
  • Your profile page is your own.
  • You may use your profile to post links to your social media sites and/or blogs.
  • (not allowed) affiliate or referral links.
  • No commercial avatars unless you are a MuT Advertiser.
  • Do not post personal information in your profile in order to sell a product or service.
  • (not allowed) Adult or inappropriate content


  • All MAIN Rules from above apply to member status update information content posted. If we find that a member status update content is in violation of any of our rules, staff may send a warning or delete/edit your status update.
  • Any status update that is rude, insulting, shameless, purposeless, and/or mean spirited towards MuT, its members, or its staff, is strictly prohibited and will be deleted without any prior warning.
  • (not allowed) External Links


You are not allowed to use our website or private message system to contact members for any of the following things:

  • All MAIN Rules from above apply to profile information content. If we find that the profile content is in violation of any of our rules, staff may send a warning or delete/edit your profile.
  • (not allowed) Solicit products or websites or do any type of advertising.
  • (not allowed) Harass or stalk members.
  • (not allowed) Request members to contact you off MakeupTalk.com.
  • (not allowed) Sell items unless it is an item being sold in our classifieds area.
  • Limits: 20 sent private messages within a 24 hour period.
  • Limits: 5 Invites
  • Limits: 300 privates messages stored

There may be other forms of disruptive posts that are not allowed on MakeupTalk.com which will be determined by our moderating staff at any time. Some sub-forums may also have their own rules so please make sure to read those. Posts that violate these or any other rule on MakeupTalk.com may be removed by our moderating staff at any time without warning. Posts removed may or may not be subject to a written warning which may or may result in points being added to your account. Accumulated points may result in an account being automatically suspended and/or banned from MakeupTalk.com

You are responsible for actions on the forums. You are responsible for abiding by admin and/or moderator warnings against you, within a thread or made via PM. Ignoring warnings given to you may result in further infractions or a ban of your forum account. Remember, all moderator and staff decisions are final.

Membership to MakeupTalk.com is free for the general public however accounts created by or for business owners, representatives and/or for public relations are not allowed to post on MakeupTalk.com nor are you allowed to contact our members via the Private Message system. Accounts violating these rules may be terminated without warning and any posts made will be removed without notice. If you wish to advertise on MakeupTalk.com please contact our advertising team.

If you bring suit, propose to sue, or infer legal action against MakeupTalk, its owners, or staff, your account may be disabled and any company related accounts may face restrictions.

Opinions, advice and all other information expressed by participants in discussions are those of the author. You rely on such information at your own risk. You are urged to seek professional advice for specific, individual situations and not rely solely on advice or opinions given in the discussions.

BLOGGERS/VLOGGERS: We understand that you want to gain readers or viewers to your blog, website or channel however we do not allow people to use MakeupTalk.com to over promote your site(link in signature ok). Please see our F.A.Q. for more info on the best way to gain readership.. You ARE allowed to do the following:

  • Use our Beauty Bloggers forum to promote your site however do not spam your site in multiple posts.
  • Use your signature to post a link to your social media site(s). (see signature rules below)
  • Use the Video & Tutorials forum to post your YouTube videos
  • Put a link in your signature to your site's contests/giveaways: You may put a link in your signature to your contests/giveaway but you may not discuss your contests/giveaways openly in threads or discussions

You may not do the following:

  • Request members to visit your website, blog or any social media site including but not limited to Imgur, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest or any other similar site (not allowed)
  • You are not allowed to post teasers such as, “I have more swatches on my site” or “I have more information on my blog” or anything similar.(not allowed)


MakeupTalk.com Classifieds is currently known as Buy, Sell, Trade. Swap. The BSTS area has its own unique set of rules in conjunction with the main rules here on MakeupTalk.com. If you are going to use the classifieds on MakeupTalk please be aware of these rules.

Your continued use of this site following the effective date of such changes to these Terms will mean you accept those changes.

Although the administrators and moderators of MakeupTalk.com will attempt to keep all objectionable messages, reviews, and articles off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all site content. All contents expresses the views of the author, and the owners of MakeupTalk.com will be held responsible for the content of any message, review, article, or other item on the site.

By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening, disruptive, rude, shameful, purposeless, inflammatory, mean spirited or otherwise violate any local, state or Federal laws.

The staff of MakeupTalk.com reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic, post, thread, article, image, review, etc. for any reason and at any time without notice.

Please review the MakeupTalk Privacy Policy to better understand how your userdata will be used by MakeupTalk.

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