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Julep color treat nail polish
Should you use a base coat under Julep color treat polish? If so, which one? What about a nail strengthened?
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Foundation matches my face, but too dark for my neck, help!
How do you all blend your foundation into your lighter neck? Mine is MAC Pro Longwear in NW 20 and it's hard to cover the neck with because of its longwear consistency. I tried the shade lighter and looked like a ghost. But I don't love the foundation line- so 8th grade!  I have a bronzer I brush onto my neck, but isn't pigmented enough to do the trick. What are your tricks, HG bronzers, etc for this prob?
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Scented Candle Obsessed! Share your favs :)
Does anyone else buy scented candles from Sephora? I purchased this set of Tocca candles and I am OBSESSED with Cleopatra. What are your burning this moment?
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BEAUTY BOSS scairo / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
My fav candle from Sephora is the Nest Moroccan Amber. Not summer appropriate at all but I don't mind because it smells divine and makes me happy. The glass jars also ma... see post
Blackheads
What can I use to get rid of black heads ? I already do masks and I use dr Dennis chemical peels
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi trishmcboo,   I have definitely noticed that when I regularly use my Clarisonic device, I rarely get blackheads.   I love using the device with Boscia's Detox... see post
Oily skin, liquid foundation
I have fairly oily skin, I don't have much acne, my skin is fairly clear I just get a very oily face and find my face looking greasy after the day is over. I use the Urban Decay Naked Skinliquid foundation and find it very poor for my skin type. What would you recommend for my skin type?
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BEAUTY MASTER callmefafi / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
It could just be the way your skin is reacting to your foundation.  I have very oily skin also and I notice with certain foundations I must wearing mattifying primers, m... see post
Finishing Spray/Facial mist
I'm looking for a finishing spray or a facial mist/toner that I can also use after makeup application. I already have the skindinavia setting spray, but I don't use that everyday because of the alcohol content, so basically I just want something to make my makeup appear less powdery/more blended on days when I choose not to use a setting spray. There seem to be so many options that I'm not sure what to try.  I have combination to dry skin.  I am also very sensitive to fragrance.  Any recommendations would be appreciated!
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SPECIAL GUEST xoxoelizabeth / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I'm on my third can of the Caudalie grape water facial mist and am loving it! It has a super short ingredient list and moisturizes and refreshes throughout the day.    ... see post
Make up essentials for a beginner?
I have oily skin ( shiny forehead, nose and chin pores everywhere my face and blackheads on my nose. I use cetaphil to cleanse my face everyday. However,  what are some good brands that last long for the following items ? BB cream in light beigh with spf (oil free) matte face powder (oil free) concealer:stick or liquid (oil free) to cover dark circles / bags under eyes  Brow pencil  lip gloss tinted lip balms  eye liner  Primer to cover up pores  will eye shadow be good on me ? if so which one? If not then it's fine.  I am Asian with monolids. I do not want false eye lashes. what will I need in my make up bag on the go?  
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BEAUTY BUFF beauty1bliss / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
It has made a HUGE difference with my skin!! Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE! see post
What are the top must do's in my skin care regimen? (36 years old with sun spots)
Currently I wash my face AM and PM. I use eye cream and day cream w/spf & night cream. I also use my clarisonic every other day. I feel like im missing something because my face looks so blah. Anything else that is a must to include in my daily facial regimen?  
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BEAUTY BOSS Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Yes:-) the Clarisonic is like an exfoliating treatment.  Your routine sounds great as it is, but if you wanted more of a "dewy wide awake" look to your skin, the Josie ... see post
Is The Kat Von D Tattoo Liner any good?
I've considered buying it because by the looks of it it looks like it would be a good long lasting liner that's easy to apply. Just wanted to know some peoples thoughts on it!
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HALL OF FAMER lyravega / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's excellent! So very easy to use. So precise and dreamy. But, it dries out so fast, and it's pretty much impossible to use in no time ( in my experience. Got two of t... see post
List of beauty grabs/under $10
Hi there Is there a way to see a list of products under $10? I go to the "under $10" option in the gifts menu but I don't see things like the sephora cotton pads How can I see a complete list?
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BEAUTY MASTER LindaDD / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Actually, if you type in $10 in the search bar, it will just give you everything within $2 of that (so $8-$12). I modified the search so that it will show you everything... see post
Office Hours: Sephora PRO
Hey BeautyTalkers!    I'm sure you are all familiar with the concept of a "pop-up" shop / restaurant / juice bar / dog park  whatever , but today we have a special treat - a pop-up Live Chat!   I've got two AMAZING Sephora PRO artists with me, Julie Taing and Ilde Goncalves, who are here and ready to answer all of your burning beauty questions for the next hour (including everything you wanted to know about the new MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation, Sephora Collection hakuho-do brushes, strobing, baking, or any other random new beauty trend that's out at the moment).   They are on BeautyTalk RIGHT NOW and ready to answer your questions. So ask away!     
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ahhh I totally missed it :( see post
What is the difference between bare minerals original and bare minerals mattte??
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second what Randee said, and can add that I have been told and have read that the matte BM has no Bismuth Oxychloride, which for some people is an irritant.   :) see post
My Precious - Tales of the Long Lasting Lipstick Quest
Hello my Fellow Lipstick Addicts,   I am on a never ending quest for the most Holy of Holys - the Precious of any Purse - THE REAL LONG LASTING LIPSTICK (or Stain).   So many claim to be long lasting but we know they are filled with lies.  Piles of lip stains, balms, sticks, and pencils go unwanted after they have failed the Last test yet their makers continue to mislead us in a belief that their product will last long!  For shame I say - for shame!!!!   If YOU hold the Precious please share its gift with one such as I for I fear I have gone without for far too long.  Please aid me in my quest and if you do hold the secret of the Precious than you shakllk be rewarded!  (ok you will get a Thank You post but that is like a reward)   -Lipsticky in Colorado    
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BEAUTY PRO TTSS / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
the only lip color that last all day on me are the YSL Glossy Stain, and even then only the originals up to color 20. All the other versions and higher numbers do not la... see post
Hourglass Create Your Own Palette Coming to Sephora?
I was at Sephora yesterday and asked an SA if she’d heard when the Hourglass Holiday Ultimate Ambient Lighting Palette would be released. Unsurprisingly, she didn’t know a release month. She did inform me that Hourglass has mini pans in the works – like what the flagship store has to create your own palette. She didn’t know if it would be limited to the ambient lighting powders or if you could mix and match powder, blush, and bronzer. Has anyone else heard about this?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi conditioning,   I haven't received any specific information on Hourglass "create your own" palettes. I do know that the Hourglass freestanding stores offer this a... see post
Is tarte a good foundation if your going to be outside in the heat/humidity alot?
There are a lot of music festivals and things coming up where I will be outside a lot and I need a good foundation that won't melt off my face. I was recommended this in the matte liquid form when I went in to get matched for a new foundation. i have yet to try this where im outsidemost of the day so would this be a good foundation that will last all day and wont melt off my face? I also use a lotion with spf, veil mineral primer and urban decay all nighter setting spray. 
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BEAUTY BUFF Bblinbabe / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I'm personally not a fan of matte finishes when it comes to being out all day in the humidity. I prefer a tinted moisturizer like Laura Mercier...but if you go foundatio... see post
Sephora Show & Tell - In Focus: Briogeo

I sat down with Briogeo founder Nancy Twine to find out more about her new sustainable hair care line. 

 

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Beautylish/Chikuhodo Sakura LE brush collection feedback
Hey ladies - looking for some feedback. I am in Canada and pre-ordered these brushes, mine are set for the August 30 delivery.   I'm considering cancelling the order though now that I've had some time to think about it. The one and only reason (but a compelling one lol) that I want these is because of the gorgeous handles.   I have tons of quality brushes from Wayne Goss and the Chikuhodo GSN series, plus MAC and Sephora + Hakuhudo. As a matter of fact, I never once considered these to be brushes I would use, just keep as a collection item. From the reviews I've read the quality isn't as good as the GSN series or the Goss brushes.   Also, and this is a big factor - I'm in Canada. With the horrid exchange rate now the total of these brushes came to almost $300!! I'm starting to think there are many other things I could buy - and actually USE for $300.   Any thoughts? For my American friends that have these, if you had to pay $300 for them, would you still think they were worth it? Esp. if you already have tons of better quality brushes?   Thanks!! 
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HALL OF FAMER ilovpurses / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think at $215 it's quite reasonable and I'd jump on that in a heartbeat, it's the $300 thing that's killing me.  see post
lip gloss that is a shade or two darker than nars dolce vita
Love Nars lip gloss; however, have very very pale lips and was looking for a shade or two darker than dolce vita
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color iq help
I was matched to 1r14 but whats the difference betwwen 1r14 and 2r14 or 2r14 and 3r14 ect
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sydvol / NEWCOMER / replied
The colour IQ number is made up of two components, the undertone and the depth of your skin! So people are either an "r" (red undertone, which is cool toned) or a "y" (y... see post
Mascara vs. Eyelash Enhancers
So my friends birthday is coming and and she asked for and I quote: "Any mascara that will make my **bleep** eyelashes POP!"  So i was wondering what would be better..a great mascara or a tube of eyelash enhancers? What brands are the best for big lashes? Im more of a lipstick/eyeliner gal so I need some expertise!
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JuliePRO SEPHORA PRO / SEPHORA PRO SEPHORA PRO / replied
Hi Chrstntlnrs,    Some really great mascaras to make your eyelashes "pop" that I found helped my lashes is to layer a mascara base before mascara for the full volume.... see post
Is this email authentic?
  I got this email yesterday and I wanted to check and make sure it is authentic, because I don't want to risk a scam and getting my account hacked.   It sounds like an exciting opportunity, but before I proceed, I wanted to check with the Sephora experts.
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BEAUTY PRO geekbeauty / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I got it too - took some time to finish though see post
Becca foundation/Yves Saint Laurent
Hi!  I usually wear the Becca Ultimate foundation Crème in color Nude, I wanted to try the Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink...just because the Sephora I am going to today does not carry Becca, which color would be a good match?  Or what would be another great full coverage foundation?  Thanks! 
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Viseart Concealer palette, is it good? which one should i buy?
I hope i can get some reviews from BT, anyone used it? which one should i buy 1 or 2? I have yellow undertone. I'm really confused.
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sravanthi,   What is your skin tone like - are you light, medium, tan or deep? If I have a little more information regarding your skin tone, I will be able to rec... see post
Bite Beauty Barberry
Can someone please tell me if Bite Beauty Barberry from the Frozen Berries Collection will be Back in stock online?  I am currently on Vacation and today is my last day in a city with a Sephora so I need to know if I should just go pick it up in store before I go home.
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BEAUTY MASTER niki172 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I called my local Sephora after finding out it was OOS last night. They had 2 and were willing to hold 1 for me until Sunday for the Rouge event (buying it as a backup).... see post
NARS concealer
I purchased the NARS under eye concealer because of all of the rave reviews and I am extremely disappointed! It creases horribly and has a very dry texture and not very good coverage. I guess I will stick with the Laura Mercier secret concealer until I can find a product with a creamy texture and more coverage. Any suggestions??
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HALL OF FAMER ghkim / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i don't like the nars concealer either because of creasing. it does have great opacity though. i personally love the clarins instant concealer - great coverage, never cr... see post
Using 40 watts illuminating foundation however have a summer tan what shade should I move to
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi suzy52,   I recommend visiting your local store and testing the other shades of this foundation out in person. Your summer shade in the Stila Illuminating Powder ... see post
Skincare with a beautyblender?
For as long as I can remember I have always applied my skincare routine with my fingers. Last night I was I was rearranging some things on my vanity and realized I have 2 beautblenders Im currently using to blend my foundation plus I have 4 more brand new ones and 4 Sephora sponges.   I was thinking of other ways to use them so I am turning to my lovely BT'ers who always have awesome ideas.   I used a Sephora one last night to aaply serum, moisturizer, eye cream and oil. I liked that I was patting it on rather then rubbing it in which typically happens when I use my fingers.    My only concern is does the sponge absorb too much product and less goes on the face? I would hate to waste expensive skin care to a sponge.   Can't wait to hear any other ideas you have and your take on using it with your skin care routine!
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HALL OF FAMER HookedOnBeauty2 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree. A lot of my skin care is expensive so I dont want to waste it either. I tried it out last night with a Sephora moisturizer so I wouldn feel guilty if it was my ... see post
YSL's Touche Eclat foundation - hate it? love it?
I am considering shelling out the dough for this foundation.  I tried it in the store and got a nice color match and the light coverage I was looking for.  However, I would love to hear what anyone has to say about it - pro or con - because as we all know, foundation is tricky and I would be very reluctant to use, then return, something so expensive.
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Change of color = change in brows?
i currently have brown hair with balayage highlights and use the Medium Brown Anastasia Brow Wiz for my ashy brown hair. However, tomorrow i am dying my hair to a warm reddish brown color. I am wondering if you girls think I should change up my brow routine and start using the Auburn brow wiz in conjunction with my medium brown color? I'm nit picky about brows totally not matching hair color, and am just wanting additional opinions. The color is by no means fiery red!
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Lip color thoughts????
i have auburn hair, hazel eyes and very pale skin. whats the best lip color for me? i have been using purples but some people say that they aren't best?? any thoughts?
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You might find some inspiration here: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Lips/Lipstick-Playground/td-p/2020866 see post