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Q. New Foundation Wanted
Hey!! I have dry skin with an oily T-zone (so combo) and i want a new foundation that is medium to full coverage that is long wearing (wont sweat away) and will not look cakey, any suggestions? 
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi GabGab96 I think Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation would be perfect for you.  It looks fantastic on combo skin.  It has a full coverage but doesn't look or feel... see post
Q. Small bumps all over my face!
I have so many small bumps all over my face. I don't know if it's keratosis pilaris or milia or clogged pores I just really want to get rid of them. I've always suffered from acne, and I've come along way, it's just these **bleep** small bumps!     
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BEAUTY GURU PumpkinSparkles / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. Whats your current routine like? You cant get proper advice without you telling us what your skin is like and and what you're currently using. see post
Q. Is there a product that keeps makeup lasting for hours?
I'm having a very formal event , but unfortunately I won't be able to afford a makeup artist. Any who, I'm very good at doing my makeup myself so that won't be a problem. so I was wondering id there was any product that keeps makeup/ eye makeup in tact? PLEASE ANSWER .    Thanks,  JCL
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR itia / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / answered
A. You are going to be looking for 2 types of products: primers and setting sprays.  Primers go under the makeup as a base, while setting sprays go after.   For face try a... see post
Q. Prom Makeup
I have this dress for prom and I wear glasses. I was wondering if I should do my eye makeup darker instead of a light brown/gold because it might be hard to see from far away. I just wanted opinions and see if I should do more of a dramatic smokey eye, since I was thinking it could bring out my blue eyes and make my false lashes look better.   
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Mmadison,   I love this dress! I'm assuming you plan on wearing your glasses for prom? If so, can you give us an idea of what color and shape your glasses are? We... see post
Q. Eyeliner
Hi. Is there any recommendations for eyeliner in a pomade form? I currently have the Anastasia creme color, but it dried out on my soo fast! I'm looking for something that won't dry out so fast. Thanks!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Sochill,   I also agree that Bobbi Brown is probably the best gel eyeliner.    I also like Nar's Eye Paint's and they have a wide range of colors as well. You... see post
Q. Nude Skincare Moisturizer Substitute
I must say, I am so very sad to hear that Nude is leaving Sephora; it was the only thing I could use on my sensitive, acne-proned skin that wouldn't cause further breakouts   My question to you lovely beauties is what is your favorite moisturizer? I have combination skin with a dry T-Zone and oily everywhere else.
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi ashleyhj,   I suggest the IBUKI Refining Moisturizer Enriched by Shiseido. This moisturizer  corrects the appearance of unevenness such as visible pores, breakout... see post
Q. Freebies?
after a beauty class, do you get to go home with freebies? 
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BEAUTY MASTER theramenlover / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. Hm, I guess it depends on where/what the classes are? I've been to quite a few (Skincare, Foundation, Eyeliner, etc) and I've always gotten some samples. I will say that... see post
Q. Favorite Brushes/Tools?
I have been in the process of revamping my entire beauty and skincare routine because I was way overdue for an overhaul...While I have replaced my three most commonly used brushes, for the rest, this is still one of the "categories" I am still on the fence about. Call me crazy but I feel that if you use something every day regardless of what kind of look you are going for for that day the way we might use a foundation brush or blush brush, I feel that is should be something you love and look forward to using and I'm looking for some inspiration to shake things up a bit. I'm hoping everyone here can chime in on what you prefer and how they work best for you (IE, gel, cream, pressed powder, loose powder, what level of coverage it gives, do they multi-task, etc). For the record, I am including tools like the BeautyBlenders, etc. in the umbrella term of "brushes" here.   Ok, with that being said: What are your preferred all-over/face brushes? Cheek brushes? Eye brushes? Lip brushes? Body brushes if you use them? Any that you use solely for application of skincare products? Any brushes that you use for an alternate purpose than what they are marketed as?    As for my current faves: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Sephora Classic Multitasker Powder Brush #45 - I use this for foundation. I like that it can apply full coverage as many of the ones originally recommended to me as "full coverage" or "can build up to full coverage" weren't actually achieving full coverage. I currently use it for pressed powder foundation but have heard from multiple people that it works well with liquids or creams too but I'd have to experiment with that some more before I could give any accurate reviews of its performance in that field. I have the Mini version of this for travel too and while it does take a bit longer for application because the bush head is smaller, it does work well if you are short on space but still want to create the same effects while out on vacation.   Hakuho-do + Sephora Pro - Wedge Sloping Powder Brush and Fan Cheek Brush: I just picked these two up recently and use the Wedge for setting powder when I do wear my liquid foundation on occasion but am still experimenting to learn all it can do. I am using the Fan Cheek Brush for crush currently but like I said with the Wedge Brush, since it is still very new so I am still getting adjusted to it. I love how soft they are and how luxurious they feel on my skin. Another added perk I discovered is that when I clean them in the afternoon or evening, they are dry by the next morning. Having a dry time of less than 12 hours as opposed to my Sephora Classic #45 brush taking 3-4 DAYS before it is fully dry tells me they are a higher grade synthetic that is absorbing much less water during cleansing and therefor also product during use. I did experiment a couple times with using the Hakuho-do brushes to apply my liquid foundation which I almost never wear anyway. However, I am so used to using a Beauty Blender to apply the liquid that I would have to practice more to really get the hang of this before I could really say how well they performed with liquid applications.   BeautyBlender and BB Micro-Mini: Like I said, I almost never wear my liquid foundation currently but when I do decide to, my full sized BB is truly on the Holy Grail list for application. I can build coverage as needed, and while it did take a little bit of experimentation to learn, I chalk that up to never having used anything similar prior to picking this up. I use the MicroMini for application and blending of concealer pretty much daily and love it too.    As for eye brushes and pretty much anything besides those three and the BBs, I am still looking for replacements for my old ones. I can still use the old ones as needed until I can find some I truly love but got caught up in other things and haven't gotten to look around at options at all.  Sephora Classic Multitasker Powder Brush #45 - I use this for foundation. I like that it can apply full coverage as many of the ones originally recommended to me as "full coverage" or "can build up to full coverage" weren't actually achieving full coverage. I currently use it for pressed powder foundation but have heard from multiple people that it works well with liquids or creams too but I'd have to experiment with that some more before I could give any accurate reviews of its performance in that field. I have the Mini version of this for travel too and while it does take a bit longer for application because the bush head is smaller, it does work well if you are short on space but still want to create the same effects while out on vacation. Hakuho-do + Sephora Pro - Wedge Sloping Powder Brush and Fan Cheek Brush: I just picked these two up recently and use the Wedge for setting powder when I do wear my liquid foundation on occasion but am still experimenting to learn all it can do. I am using the Fan Cheek Brush for crush currently but like I said with the Wedge Brush, since it is still very new so I am still getting adjusted to it. I love how soft they are and how luxurious they feel on my skin. Another added perk I discovered is that when I clean them in the afternoon or evening, they are dry by the next morning. Having a dry time of less than 12 hours as opposed to my Sephora Classic #45 brush taking 3-4 DAYS before it is fully dry tells me they are a higher grade synthetic that is absorbing much less water during cleansing and therefor also product during use. I did experiment a couple times with using the Hakuho-do brushes to apply my liquid foundation which I almost never wear anyway. However, I am so used to using a Beauty Blender to apply the liquid that I would have to practice more to really get the hang of this before I could really say how well they performed with liquid applications. BeautyBlender and BB Micro-Mini: Like I said, I almost never wear my liquid foundation currently but when I do decide to, my full sized BB is truly on the Holy Grail list for application. I can build coverage as needed, and while it did take a little bit of experimentation to learn, I chalk that up to never having used anything similar prior to picking this up. I use the MicroMini for application and blending of concealer pretty much daily and love it too.  As for eye brushes and pretty much anything besides those three and the BBs, I am still looking for replacements for my old ones. I can still use the old ones as needed until I can find some I truly love but got caught up in other things and haven't gotten to look around at options at all.       Almost forgot: the other thing I am desperately in need of is some inspiration for travel brushes. Do you have minis you like or do you take your full size brushes with you when you travel? For those of you that have a mini set for traveling with, what do you use?  If I have forgotten anything else you feel is relevant, feel free to add that in too! 
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SjDavis / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I like to use the Sephora Classic Multitasker brush for my liquid foundation, and a small sephora set with eye brushes. The eye brushes travel really well because they c... see post
Q. what male cologne smells good? are there any at the sephora stores? i only see women's perfume.... not males. HELP!
HALL OF FAMER virgo87 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I got my boyfriend Mont Blanc's Legend after one of my old coworkers at a department store said she sells it more than any other cologne to men of all ages. He really li... see post
Q. Is this a good skin care regimen?
I'm 21, oily/combination/acne prone skin, very fair skin. In the mornings, I wash my face with Tarte Deep Dive Cleansing gel, and follow up with an under eye cream (DERMAdoctor Kakadu C Eye Soufflé), Anti-redness serum (REN evercalm anti-redness serum), and a moisturizer (Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream) At night, its the same routine, except after washing my face, I add in Retin-A.
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Erinecstasy, All those are great products so it just depends on whether you are satisfied with the results you are getting from them. :) see post
Q. What is my true color match in Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup?
I want to get a true color match with the  Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay -in-Place makeup, but I can't find this product around my area. I have a true match with make up for ever Ultra HD 120=y245 (color IQ is 3Y04). I also have a Giogrio Armani luminous silk foundation which shade is 4 (lighter than my true match, but it works perfect on me). Another true color match I got in store is Laura mercier mineral powder real sand (color IQ is 2R04). Can anyone figure out what is my color match in Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay -in-Place Makeup ?  Thanks!
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Lerdy, based on what you are using you are in between  Ivory Nude 1N1 and  Ecru 1N2. Ivory Nude is a little lighter and Ecru is a little darker, so it depends which w... see post
Q. Replacement for NUDE ADVANCED RENEWAL SERUM?
Does anyone out there know a face serum that is comparable to Nude Advanced Renewal Serum ? The product is no longer available at Sephora and I'm dreading running out of the bottle I have. I need to find a good replacement!
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Q. foundation i need help
I need help finding the right foundation colors for nars all day foundation and the makeup forever HD stick foundation. I am currently using the foundation of marc jacobs in 28 and light beige in too faced born this way 
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Q. Cleaning my Beauty Blenders
I have had my Beauty Blenders for quite some time now. I have the pink one and the black one. I recently ran out of my cleaner that came with the set of Beauty Blenders, and lets face it, been too lazy to go out and buy more. So I have been using a shampoo that I keep to the side, it cleans them very well BUT it has left them dry and not as soft. Any tips on how to re- "moisturize" my beauty blender? And a at home remedy to clean them? Thank you!!
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I use dr bronners. It's a Castille soap and therefore is made from olive oil I believe so I haven't had drying issues and it cleans my sponges really well to the point t... see post
Q. I need help!
I have sensitive skin, but it's extremely oily. I have very fair skin with yellow undertones. Any suggestions on a foundation for me?
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Q. Dry Skin
I have mildly dry skin, although relatively clear. That being said, I don't use foundation, I use BB Cream instead, but I use powder bronzer and blush. My skin continues to be dry although I moisturize as much as possible. Do you think switching over fully to liquid face makeup will help me appear to look more hydrated, or would it not make much of a difference?
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BEAUTY MAVEN belle67 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I have extremely dry skin in the winter and dry skin in the summer. I agree that Moisture Surge is good but I find that it doesn't completely sink for me and leaves my ... see post
Q. Skincare
Hi, I am trying to find a good nighttime moisturizer for my combination-oily skin , which can sometimes be dry in certain areas. What would you recommend? I also want to try looking into skin oils, but I am not sure about where to start. Any advice?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi MichelleeeN, I agree with DanielleHadikin's moisturizer recommendation. For an oil, I'd recommend Josie Maran Argan Oil Light. It is designed specifically for combo t... see post
Q. lip primer
in your opinion, what is the best lip primer? i wear a lot of darker and unconventional colours, with the occasional nude.
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HALL OF FAMER virgo87 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Bite Beauty makes a great one   http://www.sephora.com/line-define-lip-primer-P307909?skuId=1406156&icid2=brand%20content_bite_lp_bestsellers_carousel_brand:bite%20bea... see post
Q. Can the ambient lighing powder (In mood light shade) be used as a setting powder?
I am currently looking for a setting powder, but I already have the Ambient lighting powder in the mood light shade. Can the ambient lighing powder (In mood light shade) be used as a setting powder?
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Q. Oily skincare products and makeup?
Hi lovely ladies and gentleman, I'm new to the sephora beauty talk community and I wanted to ask you all for some tips on skincare products such as face cleansers, face masks, moisturizers, skin toners and primers for oily skin. I can't seem to find anything to help me control my oily skin.  If you make any tips of recommendations i'd really appreciate it ALSO any good foundations for oily skin, and best setting sprays and setting powders? 
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HALL OF FAMER elenamarie11 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Helllo my fellow oily skinned friend :) I have extremely oily skin and I feel like I'm finally learning what really works for me and what doesn't. For priming, love to ... see post
Q. Is it annoying to return something?
I work in retail, so the last thing I want is to be annoying but I just bought the Nars matte tinted moisturizer for oily skin and just absolutely hate it. I should've asked for a sample but I love the brand so much that I trusted it would work great, especially after seeing some reviews on youtube. When I put it on this morning I could just tell the consistency was off as I was applying and then literally 15 minutes after I applied it, it started settling into my pores so bad. I have a lot of pores around my nose and chin area and it looked really bad, and it settled in certain areas of my skin but then got really really oily and pretty much disappeared in other areas. I'm so disappointed in the product, and I hate the thought of having paid 45 dollars for something I really dislike. I really don't want to be annoying though, what do you guys recommend I do? Should I return it, or should I keep it and try mixing other foundations or stuff with it? Will I be annoying if I return it?
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HALL OF FAMER BlueEyeAli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Return it! The staff are (generally) awesome about returns, they will ask you if its used so they know how to handle it after your return but I have never had a problem ... see post
Q. Lipstick Shade Recommendation
I am going to prom and I need recommendation on a lipstick shade. I have fair skin with pink undertones, but I will be rather tan for the event, I have blonde hair and blue eyes, and my dress will be bright yellow. My favorite brands are tarte, Too Faced, and Urban Decay. Thanks for your recommendations! 
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Q. Primer suggestion water/silicone
I just purchased the Laura mercier oil free photo foundation can you tell me what primer I should use with this. I have smashbox primer water, hourglass mineral veil, MUFE hydrating and the smooth one. Benefit pore fesional. Bare minerals prime time I'm sure I'm forgetting one lol so can you tell me if any of those will work I get confused on what is water based and so on the second ingredient in the foundation is aqua but the first is a silicone I believe
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Sammy1430, I would say either the Porefessional or the Mineral Veil. :) see post
Q. What to do if your glam glow youth is dried up?
My glam glow youth mud (tingle exfoliate) dried up. I did take the foil lining of but I never used it. Has anyone had the same problem and what did you do ? Can I fix it by adding water? Glam glow.com said you can return the unused product for credit or exchange it for another product if you bought it at glam glow.com  but it was a gift from Sephora. What do I do ?!?
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BEAUTY PRO AbbySee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. Hey Tdud,   Not to worry! Simply add some water to it (I would use purified water) and stir it around it will be like new. Glamglow brand representatives have said tha... see post
Q. FOREO LUNA 2 OR LUNA MINI 2?
Looking to invest in either the Foreo luna 2 OR luna mini 2? Im 24, my skin is fairly normal, with occasional dry spots around my nose and chin. Any advice would be great, thanks! 
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Q. What product should I used instead of Benefit's some kind-a gorgeous? I loved it, and it's now discontinued.
HALL OF FAMER virgo87 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Milani's Smooth Finish Cream to Powder foundation is a pretty good dupe for it.  see post
Q. Best kiss-proof and long-lasting lipstick that keeps your lips soft?
I have been wanting to try out a new lipstick, but I need help finding one. I like the look of most matte lipsticks, but they leave my lips too dry. I have tried the NYX matte lip creams, but they leave my lips dry and it doesn't last long. I want to get lipstick that lasts and doesn't transfer onto anything/anyone. I basically want lipstick that makes me forget I'm wearing it. I am open to trying lip stains, but I don't personally have experience with them so I wouldn't know what kind to get. Just nothing overly glossy!   Please help! I need opinions.   Thanks -Gaby
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BEAUTY MAVEN strick81 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Personally I like Kat von D Lolita for date nights, if that helps at all see post
Q. I bleached my hair
So, I bleached my hair 1 week ago and I don't like the results. Now I want to dye my hair dark brown. When will it be ok for me to do this without it damaging my hair? Also because of the bleach my hair dried even more and I don't know what products to use. What will work for my hair? I just bought this product by Wella, it's a reconstructing mask. Will this help my hair?   Thank you!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi anavivi,   I'm sorry to hear you're not happy with the results! ): @Asche provided you with some really helpful information. As Asche mentioned, it is best to go... see post
Q. Beauty Box Subscriptions
Is anyone subscribing to monthly beauty boxes such as Sample Society or Glossy? If so, what are your thoughts on them?
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC chrisq / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / answered
A. I belong to both Birchbox and the Beauty Fix (larger sample) by the Derm Store and love them both equally. see post