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NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer color recommendation for olive skin (NC35)?
I am on the fence between Laguna and Casino. I currently use the regular Laguna for everyday contour, but I saw that this new version is lighter and more buildable.   What color would you recommend for medium olive skin? I am NC30-35, and have peach undertones. I wear St. Mortiz in the tinted moisturizer, Santa Fe in the powder foundation, and Punjab in the foundation (all NARS).
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Foundation for Vacation?
I'm going to Mexico and i wanted to know what was the best, full coverage foundation that won't melt? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am going to mexico too!! (May)    I am tempted to try that "Milk of Magnesia" trick... see post
To Cancel or Not to Cancel Sephora Play Box
I've become increasingly disappointed with the Play boxes. Anyone else feel the same? Partly because I feel the boxes contents are predictable for example, you'll get a face primer about every other month (or even every month). Which may be great for people who can use primers, but my skin loathes them (yes my Play profile is updated and correct). Throw it in the trash. If you get a makeup sample it is in some obscure color that may be fun to try on one time, but you're not walking out of the house with it on. Throw it in the trash. See the pattern, I pretty much throw almost everything I get in the trash. BUT every once in a while you'll get a gem of a sample and that just reinforces me to want to keep subscribing. When Play first came out I felt like there was better samples being sent, but now it's just whomever they have a deal with. Should I just hang in there and ride out this rough patch? Thoughts?
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BEAUTY MASTER GlamMomAngel / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I cancelled mine a few months ago. i was getting stuff that i couldn't use. the boxes arent personalized and i thought they would be due to the little beauty survey you ... see post
Lip product recommendation
Ive never bought any makeup from Sephora! Id like to make my first purchase. As a first time customer,  what product  would you recommend I try in the lipstick category? I am Indian, Wheaties in complexion and usually wear reds and picks bright and natural. I don't mind Matt,/glossy/anything else or trying something new.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @poonampatel,   @alexastephmentioned a lot of my favorite brands and products! Some of my other favorite products are the Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stains, Too... see post
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer
Hi looking for color help I wear color Y31 for makeup forever ultra HD concealer and Neutral Linen for sephora collection matte perfection powder, can someone help me with a color for laura mercier tinted moisturizer? 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @marko123,    Do you know which Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer you would like to try? The shades look like they may vary a little bit depending on which one you... see post
Sephora Show & Tell - Drunk Elephant Live Chat This Wednesday!

Tiffany Masterson will be on BeautyTalk from 12-1pm PST. Ask a question!

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toner
whats a good toner for combination skit thats oily on the tone and dry on her cheeks?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @mkat1116,   Based on your concerns I'd recommend the following products:   Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner is an alcohol and oil free toner that combines al... see post
Searching for a new makeup palette
I realized that the last time I purchased any new eye palettes was almost two years ago and my oldest one being 3 years old (TF original Chocolate Bar palette). That explains why I am a little bored with what i have. My current collection is the TF chocolate bar, semi sweet and born bon palettes as well as the TF sugar pop palette and the Tarte Aqualillies (my absolute favorite palette) palette. I am incredibly fair (I wear TF Born This Way in Snow) with blue eyes and light brown hair. I don't know if it is the age of my palettes but the TF chocolate bar palettes seem to be harder to blend than they used to, unless that is my imagination. I am uninspired by a lot of the palettes out right now but the two I am eyeing are the TF sweet peach and the Tarte tartlette in bloom. I am looking for something that will create a nice daytime look but can go a little darker for nighttime if needed. It seems lately that all my looks turn out darker, but that could just be me getting carried away trying to use a lot of shades. I am curious to try more Tarte eye products as I love the Aqualillies palette and it is my only experience with Tarte eye products. Does anyone know if they have a new eye palettes coming out soon? What do you think of the two palettes I am eyeing?Are they good options or should I stear clear? I forgot to mention, I have cool undertones if that helps. Thanks!
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BEAUTY MASTER Amysangel / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I have both palettes and would suggest the Tartlette in Bloom. It's just beautiful and you can get a lot of looks from the colors included! It will take you from daytime... see post
My best friend is having a baby in the middle of the Texas summer%2C any products i should look into for her%3F
My best friend is having her baby in the middle of the summer and I would like to treat her to some quality products that will make her feel and look great! 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @baileygirl17,    Do you have any kind of products in mind that you would like to give to her? Please note if you're looking into giving her skincare we do recomm... see post
Anastasia Nicole Kit
This is probably a long shot, but does anyone know when the restock of the Nicole kit becomes available?   Thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS CaityLaine / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
yeah, I've had that issue more than once too. It's frustrating.  I hope you find one though! :) see post
Q. Lipstick and gloss
Hi I'm looking for matches to 4y05 in Dior and ysl pinks, nudes and coral the app doesn't give me much choice thank you
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @goddess82,   At this time we're unable to use a Color IQ number to match to a lipstick. If you can let us know more about what color you are looking for or somet... see post
Q. Makeup rubbing off
How to prevent makeup from not staying on the nose when applying foundation?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Ilana23,   I would definitely recommend using a primer and setting powder if you are not already! I have an oily t-zone so my foundation often likes to rub off. ... see post
Help Armani foundation shade
Hi, I need help getting the right shade for Armani Foundation. I've used Luminous Silk before in shade 4.5, and now it seems too light.. especially in photos when light hits it. I consider myself light to Medium shade with cool undertones/ when I get tanned I turn more of a golden yellow.   I  also want to try Designer Lift due to the reviews and spf.   Beauty Experts. can you please point me to the right shade for Luminous Silk and Designer Lift foundation.   Thank you so much!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Eln104 :)   Have you tried the shade 5.5 in the Luminous Silk foundation? 5.5 is described as  medium skin with neutral undertone. For the times you are tan, I ma... see post
Q. Prom Lipstick Help!!
I'm wearing a navy blue dress and I'm using the Modern Renaissance palette for my eyes. I have very pale neutral-toned skin, blue eyes, and very dark brown hair. I would really like something that doesn't need to be reapplied to often and doesn't look super weird when it wears off. 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @jewelygirl,   I would recommend maybe a traditional lipstick. Some of them do last longer and fade away nicely throughout the day. Do you have any idea for what ... see post
Metallic Gown
I am attending a black tie wedding and wearing a metallic halter gown (close to a pewter color).  What would be the best makeup look with this dress and event?   Thanks!
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Skhawaja, I think a charcoal smoky eye would work really well.   http://www.sephora.com/all-about-shadow-8-pan-palette-P384505?skuId=1661420&icid2=products%20grid... see post
Colour correcting for dark under eyes - orange, salmon or yellow?
So, according to the laws of colour correcting..   Salmon/peach - dark circles  Yellow - concealing blue/purple bruises, veins and under eyes Orange - dark hyperpigmentation and under eyes.    I am medium skin with warm undertone, e.g. Wheat - 3N2 in Estee Lauder Double Wear. I have medium dark circles AND veins.   How would I colour correct this?   Thanks    
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@ANR2020, I've also got dark circles and some blue and purple veining and I use a combination of yellow and orange. You will need to experiment a bit to find what works ... see post
PLZ HELP!!!! Which one should I get??
It is finally the last day of VIB Rouge sale, and I am really struggling with which one to get for my last shopping! I know that I will love all of them cuz they are all perfect shades for my complexion and I am generally looking for great eyeshadows, but I have to get only one of these three. Which one is the best value and must have? Please tell me your opinion <3     1. Bobbi Brown Simmer Brick Palette - US$42         2. Marc Jacobs Object of Desire face and eye palette - US$44             3. Bite Beauty Love, Bite Lip set - US$32 Price is not the retail one, it is how much I can get these for for now.    
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @yesuli,   The Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks are amazing! I vote for this item.    Best Wishes,   Janean see post
Pressed Powder Foundation?
I'm in desperate need of a pressed powder foundation for those days when I am just not feeling a full face. I often set my face with a loose translucent powder on full face days, so I'm unsure as to what would be the best pressed power to use?   I would be using this alongside UD naked concealer and some liner/mascara/dip brow.  My skin type is pretty normal, but gets oily from time to time.    I don't want anything too heavy or cakey obviously. I was considering too faced pressed foundation, but many of the reviews say that it really only works best as a setting powder after using liquid foundation.   So, whats the best out there?    Thanks!  
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HALL OF FAMER nikki25gee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm thinking of giving in to one last sale purchase for this powder because of this post, LOL. But I have too many powders unopened right now. Ahhhh, maybe during the No... see post
BI discount
at checkout, i'm getting a message that says i'm not a BI member, even though i am. please help!
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Gracenychi, I will send you a message to help. see post
Which primer?
I will be going to Hawaii for a month and I think that due to the humidity I will need a primer to ensure my makeup has some staying power. Right now I am using the NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and it lasts for me without any primer until about 3-4pm when applied at 7 am. I am in between choosing three different primer options at the moment. Any thoughts on the following:   Sephora Collection Beauty Amplifier Ultra Smoothing Primer  http://www.sephora.com/beauty-amplifier-ultra-smoo thing-primer-P412147?skuId=1829274&icid2=products% ...   Cover FX Calming Primer  http://www.sephora.com/calming-primer-P388019?skuI d=1641281&icid2=products%20grid 388019   NARS Pore & Shine & Control Primer   http://www.sephora.com/pore-shine-control-primer-P 415963?skuId=1900117&icid2=products%20grid 415963   Or any other recommended primer? I do have oily skin when it comes to the afternoon and more dry in the morning.        
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love Dr.Brandt pore no more! see post
MUFE shade Y225
What's a shade darker than Y225? I had myself matched yesterday but I feel like it's too light
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BEAUTY BUFF nano101 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Ok, great. What would be the shade equivalent of that if I were to use MAC foundation. I need the foundation for my wedding. So far I haven't had an exact match yet:( Be... see post
I am currently using Nars sheer glow foundation in Stromboli but would like to try MUFE instead
Can anyone tell me what the matching shade in Make Up Forever HD foundation would be?  I can't make it into a store so it would be really helpful to be able to buy it online.  Thanks!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @tehm,    If you would like to try the MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation, your best match would be shade 153 = Y405 - Golden Honey. (:    see post
Is Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation supposed to separate in the bottle?
I got a brand new Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation from Sephora today and noticed the foundation has separated in the bottle. We then checked three different Sephoras and all the bottles looked the same. Does anyone know if it's normal for the Genius Gel to separate in the bottle? If I shake it mixes together and after awhile separates again. Is the foundation bad or is this normal for this product due to the gel texture? Thank you.
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BEAUTY MAVEN sarahsxt / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Marc Jacobs Beauty official response is: "It is possible for the ingredients to become separated. It is a good practice to shake the product before use to ensure the ... see post
Tom Ford Terra or Marc Jacobs Bronzer? Or your Favorite
Hello!  I am thinking of splurging on a new bronzer and wanted to see which one you like better Tom Ford Terra, Marc Jacobs Bronzer or is there some other brand I should look at.  I have Chanel Tan de Soleil, Bobbi Brown Medium Bronzer and a sample of the Benefit Hoola.   Any advice is appreciated?  I have light to medium skin tone- Blonde Hair/Green Eyes.   Thank you,
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @RadiantBliss,    Those bronzers are great choices! They're absolutely beautiful and I love the packaging of both. I've heard great things about the Urban Decay B... see post
can one person sell sephora
Hello! my name is lex and I was wondering if I one could  sell sephora products?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @lexylexxxxxx,   Thank you for your interest in Sephora! At this time, Sephora is a privately held company and do not offer franchising or wholesale distribution.... see post
Dried pencil -> candle EVERY time or just once?
I'm addicted to Stila Smudge Stick but the caps are terrible, constantly fall off or crack, leading to dried up twist pencils and wasted $.   I read I can re-soften with a little heat, but is the effect permanent or do I need to apply heat every time? Threw all my dried ones away and I'm trying to decide whether to re-invest in new pencils with bad caps.   Also, the candle trick is described for wooden pencils but what about twist-up pencils from a plastic tube like Stila?   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I can see why you shouldn't use heat on a plastic barrel.. yikes!    If you end up with a solution this this please share it with us @QnQn see post
Beauty enthusiast!
Hello, I kind of wanted to start this thread to make new friends and meet new people who share the same love for makeup as me!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @MakeupByCat you can certainly start a thread, but you might have better luck by partipating in threads that have topics you find interesting - that way people alread... see post
Return Shipping Label
I was charged twice . According to the Sephora support team I was the one who placed the order twice and all they've been doing is putting the blame on me.   Isn't shopping online suppose to be stress and hassel free? I like to avoid the stores in my area as the line is often crazy busy when I can make it out.   Has anybody use the return shipping label? Do you get a full refund back? Or do they deduct the amount used for the shipping label? Thank you!  
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SPECIAL GUEST jessicabb / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Hey Suzyo, great! Good to know. Thank you :) see post
What is a good dry shampoo for dry straight hair ?
MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @walnut,    @Mcakes and @Asche made really great recommendations! I'd love to chime in and say I also recommend Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. It has oat milk... see post