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gmoss90
NEWBIE HERE SO BE GENTLE
Does anyone know if a product is out of stock online but I found it in a store 100 miles away, will that store ship it to me or am I gonna have to plan a dadgum fieldtrip for a $19 product?  TIA
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killahbabe
HALL OF FAMER killahbabe / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The only time a stand-alone Sephora shipped to me was the Downtown Disney Sephora in CA. I'm not sure if it's standard practice at that particular store (most Disney pro... see post
obnurse86
too faced love sweet love palette, need similar blush
About two years ago I received the Too Faced Love sweet love set as a gift. There was a blush in the palette called pink caramel. Well needless to say I fell in LOVE with it and finally finished it up.   Can anyone please recommend something similar to this. Thanks.
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etscore1
Matching vs. Contrasting Undertones of Eye/Cheek/Lip colors
Do you tend to match or contrast the undertones in the various shades you apply to your face? Not relative to skin tone, but relative to one another?   I hadn't thought about it before today but for some reason on my drive to work I started wondering if people tended to, or there were any "rules" (unwritten, of course) regarding coordinating the undertones of eyeshadow, cheek and lip colors.    Do you consciously or unconsciously opt for coordinating or contrasting warm and cool undertoned color products? 
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andyhtrieu
My sister needs help
My sister needs help balancing her skin out. She has an oily AND dry t-zone because of a minor acne. She has dry skin at the center of her forehead, between the eye brows, on her nose, and her skin. She's on the pill, so I thought that's what's causing her combination t-zone.    She has a hard time sticking to skin routines because she sometimes goes out and doesn't come home, so her basic routine is: Neutrogena makeup remover wipes Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser  Paula's Choice 2% BHA exfoliant Simple Light Moisturizer or Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Tretinoin (only when she needs it) I don't have a solution for her ):   She also can't wear some liquid foundations because they emphasize dry skin
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JayReed
BEAUTY GURU JayReed / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Too much BHA can cause flakiness, I only use mine twice a week- any more and my skin goes crazy. Try using a gentle scrub once or twice a week, I use the OH walnut scrub... see post
ilovetopurplefy
So I'm thinking about buying the magic balls that are Guerlain Meteorites
After getting a summer job and making some pretty good money so far, I decided I want to splurge on my first high end product. I wasn't sure at first but then decided on purchasing the Meteorites from all your reviews. Are the"magic balls" worth getting for sure? Thank you!!
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chlotam
BEAUTY GURU chlotam / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
They are definitely fun, I have Medium 03 and it definitely blurs my imperfections and looks lovely. Although honestly the meteorites are mostly talc powder with a lot o... see post
ashleenicoleex3
Winged Liner Help
Every time I do liquid liner or gel liner and I do a wing, when I open my eye the wing gets cut off and it looks weird and it annoys me. I don't know if it has to do with the shape of my eye or how i'm doing the wing but how can I prevent this from happening so the wing doesn't get cut off and so i can actually see it?
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gingaaa
BEAUTY PRO gingaaa / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
My steps are similar to CuriousCannibal's.  To make sure my wings are even, I use the outside corner of my eye as a starting point and draw a line just slightly out from... see post
TylerTremallose
Does Marc Jacobs ACTUALLY work on his products?
Sephora posted a few videos and he seems to talk more about the packaging than the product itself. He seems kinda clueless about his stuff in fact. Or in my opinion he does. Does he actually know about the actual makeup or just the packaging?   If just feels awkward watching him and it seems like hes trying to figure out what to say about the product.  What do yall think?
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kellsmuneoka
HALL OF FAMER kellsmuneoka / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think it's really not his problem to know about the makeup because people are still going to go out and buy it because it's Marc Jacobs. Yes, the titles of the videos ... see post
skincarelover98
Teenage guy
Hey everyone! I'm a teenage guy and I love skincare. I'm starting to get into very natural looking makeup just to conceal and even out some redness. Im very excited to be part of this forum! I get very passionate about this stuff! I just love it. I want to work in the beauty industry after I graduate! 
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY BOSS HarlemJPN / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Welcome! You'll find great advice here on BT. see post
allisonclaireh
Which brush would you suggest to use with the Bareskin foundation?
I absolutely love the foundation but the lady I bought it from suggested a beauty blender and I don't really like beauty blenders so I've been looking for another option. What is the cheapest and best brush to use with the bareskin foundation?
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried the brush BE made for that foundation? http://www.sephora.com/bareskin-perfecting-face-brush-P385437?skuId=1600360 see post
Aimes11
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush
I'm interested in trying the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush, but I'm unsure of which color to buy. I have blonde hair, blue eyes and fair skin. I am a little tanner than usual at the moment, but I'd like something that will work in the summer months as well. Any suggestions?
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Musicmuse234
Musicmuse234 / NEWCOMER / replied
I bought a Tarte set that included an Amazonian Clay Blush in the color 'exposed'. I have fair skin, brown hair, and blue eyes and the color goes great with my skin tone... see post
heathery123
Foundation - Tarte Vs. Others
I love the matte look, something very long lasting and full coverage.   I live in DC, extreme weather, humidity and cold. I've heard the Tarte Amazonion 12 hour coverage is a must try. Is this worth all the hype? I've tried Urban Decay, both MAFU brands, as well as MAC and even drugstore Rimmel. How does Tarte compare? Any thoughts, ladies? <3
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heathery123
BEAUTY MAVEN heathery123 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Awesome, so good to know, thank you! see post
Sarahann93
Looking for eye makeup and lipstick/gloss color ....HELP!
I have green eyes and blonde hair with medium light skin tone.. What eye palette and lipstick would you recommend?
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Sarahann93,   Hmm... are you looking for a lot of color, a night look or something to use every day?  Green eyes look fantastic with neutrals, taupe, shades of pu... see post
mogpoddu
deactiving my account
Hi can someone help me deactivate one of my accounts, because i accidentally created two accounts. Please and thanks. 
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mogpoddu! I'm sending you a private message to help!    Cheers! Kevin see post
harveygirl
eyebrows
Long time ago I purchased a bulletproof eyebrow kit by Too Faced, at first it worked excellent. It glided on well when I put it on but lately its been so dry that I had to buy a different type of eyebrow dip.    Now, I really love this bulletproof eyebrow kit, do you guys have any idea how I can make it become moist like when I first got it?? So I dont throw out $30 in the trash... it would suck for me.    Thanks.
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andyhtrieu
Benefit vs. Maybelline
Does this look familiar to anyone? I found a post about this on INMYKIT on facebook.      Benefit claims that the They're Real Push Up Liner is the first ever lash hugging gel eyeliner in a pen. However, that Maybelline pen gel eyeliner was released in  2013 . It's only available in Asian countries, I think. I'm not sure whether Benefit is claiming to be the first  lash hugging gel eyeliner pen, or just the first gel eyeliner pen in general. What do you think? Did Benefit copy Maybelline?
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not to mention they are part of the same line. I am only bringing up a sister item of the eyeliner  and like andyhtrieu, I am only questioning the brand's "new and innov... see post
babybear04
To "tone" or not to "tone", that is the question!
Hi everyone!   So it's been, like forever, since I last posted on here.  Oh, how I've missed this beauty realm!  Anyway, I have an interesting topic I'd like to share and hear your thoughts on!   I grew up as the niece of a Mary Kay consultant, and from day one I was always told that every beauty regimen consisted of "cleansing, toning, and moisturizing".  In attempts to combat my acne-prone skin, I researched and researched the best ways to achieve clear skin and realized that toning isn't always the key to healthy, acne-free skin--everyone's skin is different, and sometimes being too harsh or using products that are too drying can actually CAUSE acne.  I had finally found a routine and products that worked and, through trial-and-error, discovered ingredients that aggravate my skin (which I now avoid).  Before, I had been using Murad's AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser twice a day (I can already hear the gasps) and my skin was clearer than it had been in a while and my skin seemed to tolerate the exfoliation.  However, I'm moving to Florida in three weeks and was just recently there to scout out the area.  MAN, had I forgotten how HOT, HUMID, and MUGGY it is! Phew!! Guess what happened?  Of course my skin was constantly oily, and instantly began to break out.  And my Murad cleanser instantly seemed to stop helping and began aggravating my skin.  So when I returned home (Ohio), I realized that I really need to rethink my skincare routine and LISTEN to my skin.   ANYWAY, long story short, I re-visited my toner, Sea Breeze Original Formula.  I used this long ago, but stopped due to the fact that I was afraid of drying out my skin too much and therefore causing my skin to produce too much oil and therefore creating acne.  **ugh, the deadly cycle**.  So I've been using a gentle cleanser morning and night, followed by my Sea Breeze toner (I hate that they call it an *astringent*...it sounds so....harsh), followed by a gentle, basic moisturizer or my beloved Argan Oil.   Honestly, my skin improved overnight.  So I wondered, am I really CLEANING my skin enough?  Today, I experimented with just that!  I had nothing to do today (and by nothing, I mean NOTHING!) So that meant no makeup, nada. I cleansed, toned, and moisturized this morning at around 9:00.  It's 7:00 pm now and I was feeling grimy, so I cleansed my face then just took a few cotton rounds and toner and swiped them on my face.   OH. MY. GOSH....THE DIRT!!! It's unbelievable!! And this is from literally doing anything and not wearing any makeup!!! I'm just stunned by how much dirt and grime my toner and cotton pad were able to pick up, and it has really made me reconsider the methods in which we "clean" our face.  I know toners aren't for everyone, and I've been against them ever since I did my research on clearing acne-prone skin.  But my golly, I'm just stunned so I had to share this with you all, pictures included!!  I used it several times, the first cotton round being the first swipe, and the last one being a clean, un-used one (just so you can see the difference).   How do you feel about toners, and if you use 'em, which ones do you prefer?   P.S.  Sorry for the super. Incredibly. Long. Post.  It's been way too long, and I felt the need to be thorough.  Plus, as I said, I had NOTHING to do today, which equals boredom.  Which equals this post.  
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JayReed
BEAUTY GURU JayReed / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I always use a toner! I feel like my skin care regimen is not the same without it. I was taught in school, that a toner is used to balance the ph level of your skin afte... see post
JuliaEB71
Please help! Great foundation for oily/yellow skin types.
I have oily skin, and also an extremely yellow skin tone. I tried MUFE Mat velvet+ in#40, and it was still too pink toned for me.. What foundations would work for me? Thank you much in advance. Mostly I need great foundations in yellow skin tone...
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I love Bobbi Brown's foundation shade range! I can't believe I forgot about her. see post
HelloCoffee
Sagging eyelids?
I am in my early 30s and am starting to notice that my eyelids are beginning to droop a bit. The skin isn't as tight as it used to be and my makeup doesn't come out as well as it used to (the shadow in the crease). I used the search bar, and the answers were from 2010-2012, nothing too recent (there may be new products?). I know there are no miracle products, but can anyone suggest an eye cream/serum that will help to prevent future eyelid sagging? Thanks!
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MarciaBrady
BEAUTY SAVANT MarciaBrady / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I found myself in a similar situation and started using Algenist Firming & Lifting Eye Gel and it's been working. It took about a month to start seeing serious lifting r... see post
heylookitsemma
Any product recommendations for people with sensitive eyes?
As far as using makeup goes, I am a complete noobie, but I have really sensitive eyes (get real red and puffy, very itchy and watery,  not fun) and I have no idea which kinds of products would work for me. And any other advice would also be awesome, considering I'm a teenager who has no idea what she is doing, and does not want to look like a raccoon or like they let a kindergartner draw on their face.    Thanks so much!
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Great suggestion @beauty4ashes!  I have severely dry eyes, so I can empathize. see post
tamadam
Does anyone know of a frangrance that is similar to Bliss Spa?
Bliss Spa is my favorite scent, and it has been discontinued!!  I have been looking for something that smells similar, but no luck so far!  Does anyone  have any suggestions?  Thank you!!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Pulling from Fragrantica:   Top notes: bergamot, dewy green notes, cucumber Heart: lily, ylang-ylang Base: violet   Check out Clean's Summer Sailing, which is deta... see post
versai
Tarte Rainforest After Dark..when?!
I did a search before posting this but WHEN is Sephora going to be selling this beautiful palette in store? I keep hitting my zip code daily for search and it comes up with NADA I dont buy make up without seeing it first and I have store credit so i cant get it anywhere else, really. Just wondering! Thx! And if this is a repost it was an accident!~~
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, versai!  When you do the ZIP code search, you can change the miles it searches.  I'm sure you already know that, though.  Mine automatically searches up to the 100 m... see post
jpm219
Need help choosing new skincare line
Hi, I am looking for a new skincare line and so far am interested in either Nude, Boscia, REN, Ole Henriksen, Korres, or Caudalie. I am overwhelmed by reviews online and all the information. My main concerns are minimizing pores and getting rid of blackheads, moisturizing, and preventing wrinkles (I am 30 and mainly have wrinkes around my eyes). I also plan to get the Clarisonic Mia 2 to use with the cleanser. Any help is much appreciated! Thanks
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jpm219
jpm219 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks everyone for your responses!  Very helpful!  I am definitely open to mixing different brands. I am currently using Origins and am happy with the products but I ha... see post
Bren8267
Acne and dry/combination skin
I have acne and very dry and oily skin and cannot find the right makeup to cover/look good without being cakey. Any suggestions?
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laura819
BEAUTY SAVANT laura819 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
You should probably start with a good primer! Maybe even different primers for different areas of your face, if the difference is that great? I haven't tried using diffe... see post
ltlchef
Self Tanning the Face - Moisturize first or after?
Hi, I love self-tanning my face after cleansing, but never know if I should moisturize my face first, and then apply face self-tanning cream, or apply self-tanning cream, let it set it and then moisturize, or does it not matter? 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Itlchef! I always apply my self tanner first and then I let it absorb into my skin for an hour or two before I moisturize. I have found that if I use moisturize... see post
ltlchef
Self Tanning Cream for the Face - Moisturize first or Self Tan first?
Hi,   I like self-tanning my face, but should I moisturize my face first, then put on the self-tanning cream, or put the tanning cream on first, and then moisturize my face? or does it not matter?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Itlchef!   Check out my response to your question below in the Ask the Experts area: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Self-Tanning-the-Face-Moistur... see post
Soccerbeauty
Wedding makeup
I'm getting married in a few weeks and curious to know what make up to use. I have fair-light sensitive skin and I'm wanting a natural glow/look that will last all day long. What do I need to get?
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inmm
BEAUTY BOSS inmm / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I personally would recommend using a professional makeup artist instead. Tell them the look you want. Make sure you tell them about your venue, whether it's indoor or ou... see post
tepidarium
tria v. me smooth
Hi, I am trying to decide between the Tria and the Me Smooth. The most important thing for me is to use it on my face, but I would also like to use whatever I get on my legs. So even if the Me is quicker and easier for legs, if it doesn't work well for the face due to being larger I don't think it would be right for me. Has anyone used the Me for the face? Thanks for your input.
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ehn23
Q. Tips for dead straight hair?
  Hi,   I was born with dead soft hair with no strength at all. I tried to tease my hair, hairspray, blow dry, perm and all sorts of crazy things in the past to put some volume in my hair and they never worked out. So I'm trying to look for a product that would help me. I look so weird with straight hair just sticking to my head/face because it's really unflattering. Any products/ideas?? :/
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DiVWA
BEAUTY MASTER DiVWA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I also used to have stick straight hair. The whole key is to get a good haircut. My stylist puts a bunch of layers on the bottom and side of my bob and it makes my strai... see post
etscore1
Best blush brush
I've been fairly lucky in finding HQ brushes in my go-to blushes. They've held up nice, don't shed and blend nicely.   But I just bought a CHANEL blush recently and the brush is GARBAGE and now I'm looking for a good brush.   I only use powder blushes, but could use a recommendation of something I could find at either Sephora or at a department store - I'm not interested in ordering online from Japan or Korea or something along those lines.    Whaddaya got ladies and gents?
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starsandbucks
BEAUTY MASTER starsandbucks / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I love the Make Up For Ever 158 Double Ended Sculpting brush. I was hesitant to buy it because I think double ended brushes are a total pain in the butt, but (!) this on... see post
H216
Cleansing Water for Dummies
I posted a thread about removing my makeup/washing face with dry skin a while back. A lot of folks recommended cleansing water. Also, many threads recommend cleansing water, especially Koh Gen Doh.   So I finally placed an order for cleansing water (Claudalie since I love everything I try by them) and got it. I've used it a couple of times and do like how refreshing it feels but I have no clue if I'm using it the right way!   Currently, I come home and use a cotton round with the cleansing water and proceed to wipe my face with it. I don't use it for eye makeup if I wore eye makeup I use a separate eye makeup remover first (with a cotton ball) and then proceed with Claudalie Cleansing Water.   Am I supposed to rinse my face with regular water afterwards or is the wipeout by itself just fine? I will tell you that I've tried both and the time I rinsed with water afterwards, my face was so dry. The time I didn't, my face had a nice dewy glow. But I don't want to leave it on if it's not meant to be left on. HELP!!!
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H216
BEAUTY GURU H216 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Most BTers do recommend KGD but I chose claudalie due to it brung paraben free. I will still use eye makeup remover if I wore any eye makeup and still follow my night sk... see post