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StephanieAustin
Blush similar to Sephora blush?
I usually use the cream Sephora blush in No 3. Pink Poppy. It is out of stock in the store and online. What would be a blush that is similar?
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gmoss90
OK AM I THE ONLY ONE?!?
When I taught school my makeup routine lasted a whole 19 minutes tops!  Then out the door I went!  Now that I have more time on my hands, I'mfinding that IT TAKES ME ABOUT AN HOUR to apply pprimer, concealer, eyeshadow pallets, eyebrows, mascara primer, mascara, and on and on... THEN I HAVE TO CLEAN MY BRUSHES!  THERES GOT TO BE AN EASIER WAY... I SEE ALL YOU  BEAUTIES OUT THER LOOKING GORGEOUS EVERY DAY!! HOW DO YOU DO IT WITNOUT SPENDING 2 HOURS AT LEAST?? PLEASE LET ME IN ON THE SECRET.  I WANT TO BE BEAUTIFULTOO, ITS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO ME BC IVE BEEN SICK... MY EYELASHES FELL OUT AND EYEBROWS ARE SPARSE.  PLEASE HELP!
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Irenet and waterbaby, are you at spraying your brushes daily with some brush cleaner, or equal parts rubbing alcohol and water? I don't "wash" my brushes everyday, but I... see post
bknight12
eyeshadow primer
will concealing my eyelids and then applying an eyeshadow primer work to keep my eyeshadow on all day?  
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DiVWA
BEAUTY MASTER DiVWA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I disagree with the comments that concealer doesn't work for shadow primer. I do agree that primer helps keep eyeshadow on all day. But I alternate using primer with usi... see post
marygxx
A Matte Lipstick For Fair Skin?
I'm looking for a matte lipstick that would flatter my light complexion. I am most comfortable with shades of pink. I want a color that's not too bold, and is more for wearing in the daytime. I've been told that the Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in True Pink would suit me, but I would like some more ideas. Any suggestions of colors I should wear? Any tips on picking a lip color that suits my skin tone?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi marygxx, I recommend Buxom® Full-On™ Lip Stick in Amsterdam, NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bahama, or Marc Jacobs Beauty Lovemarc - Matte Lip Gel in 144 Flirt. ... see post
xxmakeupguruxx
Need help choosing a liquid eyeliner!
So I have been experimenting with liquid eyeliners for a little bit and have been trying some that really haven't been working out for me lately. I first tried Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner and it was a deep dark black and it went on very nice and glossy (which I like) but the felt tip began to come off in little balls and whenever going over the line it would remove the liner . I have been also using the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner and that is a brush tip which I have found is better than the Stila at application but again has been taking away the liner if you are to go over it a second time. I'm looking for a pen type eyeliner which a semi-glossy finish that doesn't wear off or take away the line when going over it and is good for cateye/winged eyeliner. Has anyone tried the Alexa Chung Eye do Liquid Eyeliner, I heard that was good but I'm not entirely sure.  
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Joannimation
BEAUTY GURU Joannimation / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I haven't tried the Alexa Chung one, but I've tried the Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner, and that one is amazing! the tip is very firm and makes it very easy to get a precise line... see post
lucyshnoosy
I went to a Sephora store opening on 7/11
Details: The new store opened in Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island. They opened at 10:00.  I got there about 10:10 and there were already lots of people in the store and arriving. I was glad to see they were getting a good response. Everything was so pristine!!! Brand new, untouched items for testers. Perfectly spotless shopping baskets. I wished everything could stay perfect like that. The Sephora staffers were very friendly and helpful. I got lots of individual help trying products, getting advice, and so on. The store was offering a very nice gift with a $50 purchase. It was a (boxed, with cards) Alex and Ani bracelet. I think this was a great choice for 2 reasons: - Alex and Ani is a Rhode Island-based company and their flagship store is right next to Garden City Center.   - The bangle was the “Arms of Strength” Charity by Design starfish bracelet. The starfish has a pretty pink BCA crystal on it.  A&A gives 20% of the proceeds from the bracelet to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. This is another local, Rhode Island organization. (There were representatives from the foundation at the opening, and info was put in the Sephora bags.) I absolutely love that the store picked a promotion that benefits charity, and that they worked with local companies. This was so much nicer than if they had given away some “made in China” plastic doodad that said Sephora on it. Well done!  :-) There wasn’t anything specifically for Rouges, such as a preview party, and so on. But the bracelet promo was great. (And I loved that it is silver toned, so it goes with my other A&A bracelets!)   All in all, I really liked the store and staff.
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H216
BEAUTY GURU H216 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
That sounds like a great event. I like that the gift will last you a very long time! I like it's from a local shoppe too! Every time you wear the bracelet it will remind... see post
SDdenm
Drugstore Cleanser and Moisturizer help for my sister
I found out this weekend that my sister uses regular body lotion for her face and St Ives scrub and some other face scrub everyday. She has extremely oily skin and I suspect all these products make her face even oilier.   Apparently she had a bad experience with a Lancome face moisturizer because it made her break out so she doesnt feel any mid to high end products will be any good since Lancome didnt work out for her.   With that said, can anyone suggest drugstore (she doesnt want to spend a ton of money right off the bat) moisturizer? Any suggestions for a cleanser for oily skin that will thoroughly clean her face without containing exfoliating scrubs? She feels that any face wash without the exfoliating scrubs dont clean her face very well.   Thanks for your help!
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SDdenm
BEAUTY GURU SDdenm / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thank you all for your suggestions! I keep trying to tell her the Apricot scrub is horrible for her skin. I used to use it and switched to Boscia plus Clarisonic and whe... see post
crazycray
My eyelashes don't curl
My eyelashes don't curl... at all !! Is there a certain mascara I can use? I curl my lashes and they stay for a couple seconds but then go flat again. Help??
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ghkim
HALL OF FAMER ghkim / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
make sure you are curling your lashes when they are bone dry. if you are just out of the shower or trying to curl them in the bathroom soon after a shower, then they may... see post
genuinebeautyx3
Eyebrows
I have one eyebrow blonde like really blonde and I have the only one kind of blackish brownish I can't help it I was born this way I know weird lol!. I refuse to die it just because you know how us girls are once we do something permanent we regret it later. My problem is that everytime i try to match the blonde one with the blackish brown one they still never look the same color i try the color brunette and they still do not look the same with filling them in. So if someone can please help I'd appreciate it. 
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redwagon44
BEAUTY GURU redwagon44 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Getting them dyed really isn't all that permanent. My sister and I get ours done at aveda salons and the dye they use only lasts a few weeks. I hightly reccomend it! see post
lalating
What shade should I use for hourglass immaculate liquid powder foundation
I am currently using fairly light for bare mineral and radiant for perfekt foundation. So what shade should I use for hourglass?
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xostephiox
Eyebrow Products Running Out Quickly?
I was wondering what product I should try next because I've used 2 eyebrow pencils:  the anastasia brow wiz which lasted about 3 months for me but it started giving me dry spots on my eyebrows? i thought that wasn't a long period of time especially considering the price so i ended up purchasing the Nars brow perfector. I like the formula better but i've only used it for about a month and it looks like i only have a week to two weeks of product left. I thought it would last longer cause it has more than double the product as the anastasia brow wiz?  I was wondering what product I should use next. I'm thinking about the anastasia dipbrow but that seems a bit complicated as i've only used pencils so far.
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IAmLadyLiterary
HALL OF FAMER IAmLadyLiterary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Essiebutton on youtube raves about the hourglass arch brow sculpting pencil.  If you wanted to stick with pencil.  For my brows on natural days I use ABH powder and brow... see post
Leallen
Concealer Question
Does anybody know a good concealer that covers dark under-eye circles and doesnt crease? I am fair skin toned and currently use cliniques line smoothing concealer, but it still creases under my eyes even when I use a setting powder on top.
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jemly
BEAUTY BUFF jemly / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
hydrating concealer with good fair skin tone options. NARS radiant creamy concealer. i went through a phase last winter where my under eye circles specifically got insa... see post
laksjdhfg
acne treatments
I have oily/acne prone skin, I've been breaking out a lot lately. I get a lot of cyst like too and brown spot discoloration afterwards. What is the best acne cleanser and spot treatment? I'm older and it's quite embarrassing for me. I'm getting frustrated. I've tried dermatologist and honestly it's been a waste of my money. I've tried p.t.Roth, ddf, murad... help please!
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY BOSS HarlemJPN / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Have u tried Acanya? It worked for me when Aczone didn't. Obviously, everyone's skin is different, though! see post
gatsby3
Has anyone tried or swatched this palette?
The Smashbox Cherry Smoke palette?    It looks really pretty but I can't seem to find any swatches online.    http://www.sephora.com/cherry-smoke-photo-op-eye-s hadow-palette-P387264
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MintyLotus
BEAUTY MAVEN MintyLotus / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Sweet dreams are made of these. Love these colors.   Thanks for finding the swatches! see post
beth1
I am 62 and have hood eyes and when I use mascara I get raccoon eyes. How do I make my eyes
notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have never tried powder on my lashes, but I agree with everything else in the above post.  When you find the right mascara for you, it will not transfer to your face. ... see post
fabulouslycrazy
Help with my skin!
Helloo there. I've got some problems with my skin. I've got redness from my nose and down the sides. And some color difference around my mouth. I've tried all sorts of bb-creams and much more. I just can't find anything that fits my skin color. When I cover up my face completely hit feels quite heavy, even though it is bb-creams I use. I want something simple, so I don't need to cover up my face. Hope you can help me, thank you.
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi there! Have you tried redness relief skincare? Clinique redness relief and Origins Mega Mushroom lines do this. These help protect the skin and over time lessen the ... see post
gmoss90
HELP Please from all you beauty masters!
  I am a natural red head ( auburn ) with hazel eyes andfreckles.  All of  my life I've been " warm " toned.  Recently tho I dyed my hair bc of a few grey hairs.  I went blonde,  like platinum blonde.  Am I still warm toned or can I pull off cool tones as well?  TIA
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am not a master in real life or on BT, but I will take a stab anyway.   Although, I have never had red hair, I have experimented with a few different shades of brown... see post
Ferret123
Senior Portraits of a No Makeup Kind of Girl
Senior portraits are coming up and I don't know what makeup to put on. I never wear makeup except some cover up, so I want a look that isn't too much makeup and has a natural almost bare look, but will look good on camera. Also I have round eyes and an oval shaped head, oh and short wavy hair. Thanks for your advice!
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Ferret123
Ferret123 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you all for your great advice! I now have a lot to go on :) see post
makeupforkathy
New Anastasia Dipbrow Colors?
Has anyone tried the new colors?  I have dark brown which has always been a tad too dark. Wondering if it's worth getting the new medium brown?    NEW SHADE: Soft Brown Suitable for Medium Brown hair with highlights and warmth NEW SHADE: Medium Brown Suitable for Light to Medium Brown hair with cool or ashy Tones; also suitable for Salt & Pepper hair NEW SHADE: Taupe Suitable for Platinum and Light Blondes
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makeupforkathy
BEAUTY BUFF makeupforkathy / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks! That is great advice! I always try to use a light hand when applying but some days I make them just too dark. see post
MintyLotus
Does anyone else dislike the TF Chocolate Bar palette?
I feel like this is a palette that is an all-around favorite for a lot of people (other than a few people that I've seen who complain about the smell). I regret buying it a lot, though. I'm honestly not sure what it is about it, but I can't seem to get it to work for me no matter what I do. The shadows are pretty pigmented, though some of them are useless to me because they're essentially just different shades of slightly sheer white. I just can't seem to make any decent looks with it. Anyone else finding it less than awesome, or have any suggestions for looks?
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Biedazzle
BEAUTY PRO Biedazzle / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Yay! Glad you like it! Looks great! I would try searching youtube for some other looks that you might like.  see post
weeeeweeeeeee
organic cotton vs non?
Hey all. I am running low on cotton, so I need to stock up soon. I normally but the best deal I can find for cotton pads, but since I have some drugstore credit, I might venture out. Is there any difference between organic cotton and regular cotton? Are there any benefits in buying the organic cotton?
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reflectsgold
BEAUTY GURU reflectsgold / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have the Shiseido cotton rounds but as far as organic, i like the ones from walgreens. see post
xomariadawleyxo
Need some makeup, skincare, and fragrence recommendations :)
I am hitting up my local Sephora tomorrow and was just wondering if you guys have some products that you have been loving, or something worth checking out or some new products I should try. If wondering, I have oily skin, So if you think some products are worth checking out, let me know
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monalisa12
monalisa12 / NEWCOMER / replied
i heard the NAKED foundation is great for oily skin!  Fragrances i love are chance by chanel (pink one) and honey by marc jacobs.  see post
lilmissmodel14
Best summer time moisturizer? Combo skin (dry, oily) (ALSO any face mask/scrub faves?)
So I've tried so many different products and I haven't found the perfect fit yet...      The clinique dramatically different lotion just seemd to sit on top of my skin and not really moisturize.      The clinique dramatically different gel was nice and light but too light that it disappeared within an hour or two and left my dry again.      The first aid beauty moisturizer that comes in a cyliner pump container was okay, sometimes it burned sometimes it was good but never the perfect moisturization I needed.    The simple rich moisturizer from drugstores (green bottle) didn't seem to work too well either, it was a bit too dense and sat on top of my skin as well and also burned at times.   My skin has been pretty weird lately. Recently it has been more acne-prone, sensitive and dry but usually it's pretty good, no acne and more on the oily side. I've been using my clarisonic mia 2 with the murad clarifying cleanser, sometimes the st. ives apricot scrub (drugstore), sometimes the body shop blue corn face scrub, and the lush mask of magnemity (sorry wrong spelling).   I'm 17 years old Asian girl with yellow undertones. (if this info helps out)   I just want a more balanced face that isn't overly sensitve, dry or dull in appearance. Any suggestions would be wonderful. Thank you so much!   **looking for anything under $70 would be great** Open to trying anything at this point.
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I normally have dry combination skin, but this summer is super hot. my face is red and sweating just walking to a grocery store. (It was like 97 degrees for a week)    ... see post
Rin418
Color match question
I currently wear Bare Minerals original in fairly medium. I want to try Too Faced new foundation powder the one infused with the cocoa powder. I love everything they make with it... Bronzers, eyeshadow palette. Anyway, what color would most match my bare minerals color??
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Rin418
BEAUTY WHIZ Rin418 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
That was the color I was leaning towards as well. I went to Sephora and they don't have it yet to test it out. I will order the light/medium and try it out. If it's no g... see post
Normab2
Oily skin
I have oily skin and need something to control it and get a professional makeup look what do u recommend?
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carolang
HALL OF FAMER carolang / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like the Murad SPF 15 mattifier for oil control. Depending on how oily you are though sometimes there is no good fix (I for one an extremely oily and this makes a noti... see post
Attie
Foundation for multiple concerns
I have truly oily skin (like an oil slick within 2 hours after washing my face) & can't use intense cleansers because I also have hormonal skin from breastfeeding.  I've found a skincare routine that's acceptable for the time-being, but cannot settle on a foundation I like.  My MAC foundations have been oxidizing to horrid shades & I cannot for the life of me find a MUFE HD shade that comes close to matching.  I've become so overwhelmed by being unable to be matched in stores that I don't know if I'm even trying good foundations for my skin.  But here's the final catch: I'm allergic to aloe.  So anything by Clinique is completely out of the question & so are several other brands.  I'm hoping someone can help!
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
The MUFE Mat Velvet is great for oily skin, but the shade range isn't great. I don't have a shade in that foundation. Something comparable to that would be the Estee Lau... see post
sangova
Birthday gifts and discounts from stores/restaurant?
I want to make a list of all companies we know that say "Happy Birthday" to their loyal customers   Well, of course, we all know about Sephora! Yay I know you can send a digital gift from benefit for a free eyebrow wax or make-over Bodyshop - $10 off if you have their membership Anthropologie - 15% off card Angus Stake House gives a free dinner (if I remember correctly) for your first birthday as their member   What other companies do treat their customers for a special occasion? Let's share! 
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sangova
HALL OF FAMER sangova / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh, cool! Will do :))  see post
ilovpurses
Help choosing a bronzing powder.
I recently have fallen head over heels for Guerlain and purchased both the Lingerie de Peau foundation and BB (amazing products!).   They are both a titch light for my present summer complexion but just ever so slightly. I've been using BareMinerals Ready Bronzer in Skinny Dip and it is nice but just wondering if there are better/other options. I don't want a glitter bomb face and I am prone to oiliness - OK massive oiliness. Any suggestions? I thought Guerlain was known for their bronzers but I haven't seen overly positive reviews. Thanks. 
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blooming
BEAUTY BUFF blooming / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I love anything Guerlain :-)  I have the sunshine blond in 4 I think.  This has a bit of sparkle like the meteorite primer.  I don't see any sparkle unless I'm in my 10x... see post
StephaniLynn
Ulta Jumbo Sale. Suggestions Please!
As yall may know Ulta is having a sale on jumbo shampoo and conditioners. I want to take advantage of this. Does anyone have any suggestions on which ones I should try?   I'm looking for a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner since I do dye my hair(I've striped twice and bleached it once in the last 4 months & in the next couple of days I'm dying it to go back natural) and use hot tools on it.   Thanks in advance!
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jwilk241
BEAUTY BOSS jwilk241 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
My favorite "professional" shampoo will always be Paul Mitchell. I love the Tea Tree line. However, I still love the original 'The One' line. I just stopped by there yes... see post
niknik2304
Help finding right color and foundation
I just bought the LAURA MERCIER Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - Oil Free in nude because that was a choice when I did the color IQ. It looked ok in the store but when I went home to try it on it made me look slightly pale than my neck and chest. This might be an option for winter, but not summer. i also didn't like the white cast it gives off when taking a flash photo. Can anyone help me find the right shade and a foundation with minimal SPF? Thank you!
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niknik2304
niknik2304 / NEWCOMER / replied
I can't tell.  see post