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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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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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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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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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carolang
HALL OF FAMER carolang / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My skin is similar to yours. I better age well for having to deal with this ;)!   I really enjoy the Murad SPF 15 Mattifier. It is quite thick though, so I like to ble... 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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spadersgirl
BEAUTY WHIZ spadersgirl / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Coldstone Creamery does...or at least did. I haven't been there in years. 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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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
notcreative
First Experience at SiJCP
I went to SiJCP in search of Beauty spatulas.  They were also having a Benefit They're Real liner event, and I was interested in getting a custom skincare kit.  The first lady I talked to had no idea what spatulas I was referring to (come to find out she was not really helpful at all will explain later). Gabbi came over and showed me to the spatulas. I got the last ones. She confirmed they are not coming back in stock, which I knew thanks to the lovely Randee. I asked her if I could participate in the They're Real liner event. She grabbed the tester and started sanitizing it. I informed her that I would rather not have that put on my eyes even with sanitation and would just prefer to use the sample they were giving out for my eyes. Apparently, they ran out the first day of the event (whenever that was). That was odd, because I overheard a different associate talking about a headpiece she was wearing and she said Benefit sent them a bunch of stuff for the event. I almost said but refrained that it would have been nice if they sent more liner. I could not care less about their fancy accessories, but I would have liked to try the liner. I cannot be the only one who does not want the tester to touch my eyes. I saw the tip, and I doubt alcohol could sanitize it well enough.   I needed $45 to qualify for Rouge, so I figured I might as well go for it. There were nowhere near enough spatulas alone to get me there, so I found a few other items. I wanted a custom skincare kit, but they were fresh out. When the first lady scanned me up, she said I re-qualified for VIB. Correction, that was months ago. She called another employee (the one who was loving the Benefit accessories) over and she concurred that my Rouge status would not be effective yet, because my last purchase was less than 24 hours ago. It updated online already, so I thought that was weird. Anyway, I told her just to ring up the spatulas. I did ask her for samples, and she gave me the Murad one and the Philosophy perfume. Two more than I ever get in a freestanding store.   On my way out, I noticed a sale section that has some of the same items in the website's sales section, but the prices were better. I grabbed a few. This time, Gabbi checked me out. She mentioned that I was $9 and some change off from Rouge, which was odd because I thought the items would have gotten me there. I added one more item on to get me over. Yay. I made Rouge. She insisted on finding me a kit with a lipstick, which was very nice of her. At first she mentioned getting me a mirror, but she said they were out. A completely different lady told her she should give me a packet full of samples, which she did! I was very happy about that.   When I got home, I noticed that the Beauty insider account number on the spatula receipt was not even mine. I wish I would have noticed when I was in the store. It makes sense now that I think about it, because there is no way I would just be qualifying for VIB. I hope whoever I qualified is grateful I got her/him there. However, I want the purchase transferred to my account, so I sent Randee a pm. Gabbi put the second purchase on my Beauty insider account, so I would have qualified the first time if the unhelpful lady would have used my account. I am actually glad it worked out the way it did. I doubt I would have stopped by the sales section had I already qualified. The lady who suggested I get the bag of Rouge samples was not at the register the first time either, so I would have missed those as well. That lady never even heard me ask for samples, so it was so nice of her to offer them out of the blue. Overall, I rate my first experience a B (taking points off for having a They're Real event without samples they are advertising, and ringing me up on the wrong Beauty Insider account despite giving her my VIB card). I cannot really hold the lack of skincare samplers against them as items sell out when they're good.   One final thought, I am glad I saw the Divergent polish in person and never ordered it first. As I never return anything, I would have been mighty upset that two of the colors were grossly separated, and I could not shake them back to normal (yes I tried, because all 6 polishes were on sale for $5.99)!  
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The last time I shopped in a freestanding store, I found nothing to write home about with the exception of the friendly lady near the door.  She chatted with me while I ... see post
mozy63
Is the Too Faced Chocolate Palette better than the origial Naked palette?
mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're comparing apples and oranges. They are different enough to own both, but if you can only pick one, then you have to consider undertones in your skin, and preferenc... see post
nightknight
Too Faced Melted Berry
Does anyone have this? I just bought it from TF's website. But the color of the product itself is absolutely nothing like berry. It was actually closer to melted ruby than it would be a berry. It was also bright, which is unusual for a berry toned color.   So I was wondering if it's like this for everyone, or I just got a weird batch.
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IAmLadyLiterary
BEAUTY MASTER IAmLadyLiterary / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I don't have it myself but when I first saw it I wanted it!  It's so pretty! see post
lPinkAllurel
Too Faced Eyeshadow Palettes
Hey Beauties! I am falling in love with my Too Faced Hello Summer Palette and i wanna try more! I see they have a good amount of options so what are you guys suggestions ?  
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Askenjuri
BEAUTY BOSS Askenjuri / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Any feedback on the new TF Cat Eyes palette?  I'm not really a palette kinda girl, but that one caught my eye.  Plus, it doesn't seem to be in any of the stores near me,... see post
BrightOrange
would you buy an eyeshadow with almond oil in it?
provided it doesn't crease, would you see any value in eyeshadow that contains almond oil?
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I'd buy anything that doesn't crease or doesn't contain unnecessary irritating ingredients.  see post
issyxo
Skincare routine for oily skin ?
Hey all, I need recommendations on a skincare routine. I have oily skin, and there has been times that I breakout. I'm not sure if it's because I don't cleanse my skin well, or if it's just the foundation that I use. So far I wash my face every morning and night. I use Philosophy to take off my makeup first, then I use the clarisonic gel cleanser with the clarisonic machine which I love. Is there something I'm missing ? How do you care for your oily skin ?
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issyxo
issyxo / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you I will give that a try ! see post
Nushkies
Newbie
I need some help please! I'm looking for a concealer. I don't live close to any stores so I can't go in for a match but I wear Sephora Collection 8hr mattifying powder in number 40 (hazelnut). Any suggestions for what color/shade I should order. I'm not biased toward any brand in particular. Thanks!
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Nushkies
Nushkies / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you all so much! I really appreciate it! see post
IRISHQUEEN
Night Cream Ingredient(s) Question
Are these good ingredients for a Night Cream for Dry & can be Sensitive Skin? -Seaweed Night Cream (Mario B.) : Deionized Water, Bladderwrack Extract, Polyglycerylmethacrylate, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Propylparaben, Triethanolamine, Methylparaben, Benzoic Acid, Imidazolidinyl Urea   * I was gonna buy the toner from this line (Mario / Seaweed) but didn't b/c I wasn't familiar w/ the Bladderwrack. Bet I'm missing out but I'm not familiar w/ the brand in general! I did see that it has urea in it as well & that is supposed to be a plus, right!    Thanks In Advance for your help! BTW, I use the NUDE SKIN sleeping mask but not every night & was wanting something for in between. I was using Clinique's Turn Around night cream but have been out for a/b a month + & wanted to maybe try this (It got good ratings & sounds awesome).  
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gogreyhound
BEAUTY MASTER gogreyhound / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I am always worried about the sources of hydrolyzed elastins and collagens, but I believe his are marine-based. (as opposed to animal, which is too gross to get into). P... see post
Girly2Shoes
Lipstick or lip gloss
Hi my dear friends, as a man I don't know much about lipstick, so I have seen many postings showing what they're wearing and they wear both lipstick and colored lip gloss - why? 
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spadersgirl
BEAUTY WHIZ spadersgirl / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I do. And I imagined it. And it is very fitting! Haha. see post
Caligirl91
What brands are paraben and phenoxyethanol free?
What brands are paraben and phenoxyethanol free? Thanks!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Caligirl91, To view a list of brands that we carry that are gluten free, please visit this Sephora Advice page: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/Animal-... see post
ilovetopurplefy
Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette
So Anastasia just released a new eyeshadow palette in collaboration with an amazing MUA/beauty blogger by the name of Amra Olevic aka "Amrezy" on Instagram. This collaboration took 8 months to create and is Anastasia's very first official partnership with a MUA. It is $29 dollars for 10 shades and this palette can only be purchased at the ABH website and in Ulta stores starting Monday. Some Ulta stores have it already. I am planning on purchasing it so if anyone wants swatches just let me know.    
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Biedazzle
BEAUTY PRO Biedazzle / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'm trying so hard not to buy this as well as the Cat Eye palette. I have the lavish palette and love it. But I've already purchased 3 new palettes this month... I need ... see post
WoogieMUA
New Beauty Blender Launch
What do y'all think this will be?
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
babies!? see post
waterbaby1981
I know I won't do this again!
As most of you know, I have a daughter who's 21 months old (2 years in October!  Ack!)  So naturally, I usually put my wallet and checkbook (along with a lip color or two) into her diaper bag instead of carrying that AND my purse with me everywhere.  I've been sick with side effects from the antibiotics I've been on for the past week and so haven't gone anywhere, but my car has been sitting outside instead of normally in our garage.   You can see what's coming, can't you?   I finally got the diaper bag out last night.   I had FIVE lip colors in the bag.   I should mention it's been at least 80 degrees in the Pacific Northwest for the last week or so.  Two of the colors were lip gloss, so no harm done.  The other three?  Nars Lip Pencil in New Lover, Clinique Intense Moisturizing Chubby Stick in Roundest Raspberry, and Dior Lip Glow.   The Clinique and Dior were brand new, only been used a couple of times.  Popped all of them in the fridge overnight and they're okay now, but...yeah.  Lesson learned.  DON'T LEAVE ANY LIP COLORS IN THE DIAPER BAG!    
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nightknight
BEAUTY GURU nightknight / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Ah yes. I've even had lipsticks melt when it was just a bit hot in my bedroom.   I think if I ended up with a bunch of melted lipsticks, I'd find a way to combine them... see post
BeautyIsPassion
Anyone had allergic reactions to makeup or skincare products?
I bought the Murad spot treatment and let's just say my blemish is now the least of my worries. I'm allergic to something in it and now have a red raised rash that looks like a million tiny little pimples.  Uuuugh  
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scarletmaeve
BEAUTY MAVEN scarletmaeve / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The YSL Youth Liberator Serum and the Serum Foundation. The effects lasted months and several Derm visits. But I learned a valuable lesson. Is you find skin care you lov... see post
Danielleleilei
Breakouts and Acne
How long does it take for a breakout to clear up? I am in that stage of a teen and I was wondering if this is normal? Or was the breakout caused by a product such as the benefit porefessional primer? Are breakouts caused by not exfoliating such as not using the Clarisonic? And if so how could I clear up the breakout and what products I should use?
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Breakouts can be caused by A LOT of things. It could be stress, hormones, reactions to skincare/makeup, dirty pillow case, etc. If you're teen, it's most likely your hor... see post
Tia7
MAC SplashProof Lash Mascara
Hi Everyone!  I used to LOVE MAC's SplashProof Lash Mascara and i LOVE IT!  It stays on, and looks amazing but they discontinued it.  I've tried their Waterproof Zoom Lash and the other one they have but both seem dry and just like theres not enough going on and i try to put on quite a few coats, any suggestions on something comparable to SplashProof?
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gogreyhound
Daisy Dream?
I just saw this in the new section--Has anyone smelled it yet? What do you think? I love the regular Daisy, and this one comes in a lovely bottle, too!  I can't wait to test it out!
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CuriousCannibal
BEAUTY GURU CuriousCannibal / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Daisy is my favorite perfume, and I collect the different versions. I just bought daisy delight last month, but I need this one too, regardless of scent. (actually, I co... see post
BeautyIsPassion
HELP! LIPSTICK COLOUR???
Hey beauts. So lately I've been feeling the urge to splurge on lipstick. Im terrified to pick something that looks amazing in the tube but awful on myself. I have no issues with colorful shadows but lips....eeeek. The picture have as my profile is my daily go to look. Ice also added it on my profile. Can't figure from my phone how to post it. Lol.  Any suggestion you guys can give me as to what might look good. Based on skin tone and just in general. Thanks lovelys
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Shrewdle
BEAUTY PRO Shrewdle / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hmmm... I guess the text did not show the red highlight after all. The shades that I was talking about are basically:    BROWN HAIR: Olive Skintones: Pinks — M4, P13, ... see post
hannasilkwood
Best Cream Foundation?
I am always watching Wayne Goss on YouTube and love the idea of using a cream foundation. Any recommendations? I have combination - oily skin and am not very sensitive. 
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I love RCMA foundations. It's extremely pigmented and you only need a little bit to cover your entire face. It's considered "stage" makeup to consumers, but it's an esse... see post
laynebr
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List
Not sure if this is allowed? But I'm going to give it a shot and hope it doesn't get closed *covers eyes*   What's on everyone's wish list for this sale? The sale started yesterday for card holders and will be available starting July 18!   I'm having a hard time in finding anything I like on the previews I've seen so far!   But I really want this!  
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blackkitty2014
BEAUTY WHIZ blackkitty2014 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Oh gosh. I saw the swatch on some UK blog. Absolutely gorgerous! I want both lippies but not sure my wallet can afford all those pretty things see post
poemelyric
What would I be in Dolce and Gabbana Matte Foundation
I'm going to Finland in October and right now, my color  IQ is only showing the colors that would look good in during my summer shades.  It says that I should wear Golden Honey because in the summer, Kat Von D Deep 66 kinda matches my skin tone (it's still a little bit dark but is passable).  But when I tried to look up my old MUFE fall/winter color (dark beige), it also gives me golden honey.  I don't think that's right but the next color up is soft tan and I know that would be too light (I don't consider myself tan"). No one is carrying D&G in store for me to try out (no stores that I could find) so what would be my best bet for a fall,matte color?  I want to try to stay with D&G because I'm dying to try their line since I'\ve heard that they are spectacular.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi poemelyric!   I just used our Color IQ to try and find the best match for you in Dolce and Gabbana's The Foundation Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation Broad Spectrum... see post