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Q. Asking for a friend
Hi, my friend has been asking around for a good product to alleviate her dry lips, but I don't have that problem so I came here for help. She doesn't want an exfoliator because they just irritate her lips even more. Her lips are EXTREMELY dry to the point that the area around her lips is also dry and red.  
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. hmmmmm, the fact that it's around her mouth tells me she either has lip lickers dermatitis, eczema or a vitamin b deficiency. i suggest she go on a vitamin b supplement... see post
Q. Best professional colorful eyeshadow palettes
Wha are the best color professional eyeshadow palettes?
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HALL OF FAMER txcatx / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Depends on what kind of colorful you're looking for, but Viseart has some beautiful and colorful professional palettes. Check out the Editorial Brights and Boheme colors... see post
Q. I have oily hair with super dry/brittle/split ends
I have pretty long, ("**bleep**" length) very fine, very greasy, very straight, chemically treated hair. I NEVER blow dry and I rarely straighten my hair. I use Bumble and Bumble Gentle shampoo which I am really happy with, but the conditioner I was using isn't cutting it now that it has gotten colder. I used to use Super Rich conditioner which I liked, but I think I am needing something a little more replenishing? I was looking at getting the mending conditioner by Bumble and Bumble, but I am not really sure if that's what I need. I am currently using Keratin Complex Color Care Conditioner.    I don't like the oils like argean oil, I really need something I can use every day. Masks and leave in conditioners are also not a great option as they leave my hair really gross and sticky looking.  Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!   
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BEAUTY MASTER kovalevka / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I think you need to shampoo your hair often like 1 per day and you need to stop by hair salon 💇 every 3-6 months. I got my haircut pretty often before. For the split en... see post
Q. Sensitive Skin
I have very sensitive skin that's often prone to redness and acne. However, I just started trying out makeup and I want to figure out what's best for my skin while being able to experiment with different styles and colors. However, I don't like products/brands that contain harsh chemicals (i.e. parabens or phthalates) or test on animals. With that in mind, do any of you have recommendations for these items:     Makeup Remover Wipes/Brush Cleaners Eyeshadow/Face Palettes (in neutral, soft, vivid/bold colors and/or a combo of any of these) Single Eyeshadows/Blushes/Highlighters/Bronzers Colorless Lip Balm  Mascara Eyeliner Lipstick/Gloss/Stain/Colored Lip Balm   Thank you!        
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BEAUTY MAVEN anonimews / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I would stay away from wipes as most are very harsh. If you need to remove makeup try an oil cleanser and gel face wash combo.  http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/list-o... see post
Q. Has anyone heard when the Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo will be available? Thx!
HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @Titian06aw ok thanks! :) Sorry I did not see a date and probably because I saw them in Canada figured they just launched in both US and Canada... sometimes stuff just a... see post
Q. how do you apply pressed powder without looking cakey?
So everytime i put on pressed powder after my foundation, my face looks dry,flaky and cakey. its mostly around the sides of my nose, cheeks and forehead. i have very pale skin and have dry,sensitive cheeks and my forehead chin and nose are oily. could someone recommend a product or advice for me?
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Ashleighkeller / NEWCOMER / answered
A. I use the sephora pressed powder and do not put concealer on with the too faced born this way foundation be cause it has enough coverage. You tap the brush also and ligh... see post
Q. Acne fighting makeup
I am brand new to face makeup, ive been doing my eyes (eyeliner, mascara, primer) for years and am confident with that. I am looking to get into face makeu but I am very acne prone and i have oily skin. so i have been looking into acne fighting foundations and primers but my question is if i get an acne fighting primer do i need an acne fighting foundation?   I have also been looking at bb creams that are also acne fighting and along with that i was thinking of using just that on my face in the place of foundation since it is a lighter product. with that though would i need a primer underneath it? which brings me back to my first question again, if it would need to be acne fighting also
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Fighting acne should be taken care of with skincare. You can use acne fighting makeup, it's ok if it's not as long as it's right for your skin type and you are diligent ... see post
Q. Dry patches on my face even after I have applied moisturizer and a hydrating foundation primer?
I have combination skin and I have been looking all over for a moisturizer and foundation primer that doesn't irritate my skin. I finally found both- but I'm starting to see that even after I let my moisturizer sit for a while before I put on the primer (and then I do apply the primer) and I'm applying my foundation, there are dry patches all over my face! Especially my nose, under my eyes, and on my forehead. I generally apply more primer on my dry spots, since the primer I use is hydrating, or so. I don't know really what to do, should I change my primer? Is it my skin? My moisturizer? Even my foundation? Or am I missing a step or doing something wrong in my beauty routine? Please help!
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BEAUTY MAVEN anonimews / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. You could be using the wrong facial cleanser or the wrong moisturizer. I have dry skin, but before I started taking care of my skin I thought I had oily/combo skin. This... see post
Q. which colour eye shadow best suits green eyes?
i have green eyes and usually i just wear nude coloured eye shadows, but i kind of want to branch out a bit and get new eye shadow ! so i wanted to know opinions on what colour eye shadow compliments green eyes the most ! :')
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BEAUTY MASTER maddieb25 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I totally agree with skate08, orange is such an unexpected color that looks really good on green eyes. I love burnt orange shades like the ones found in some of Kat Von ... see post
Q. Kat Von D Shade + Light Quad
I was thinking about getting the Rust quad for my blue eyes but I'm scared that the orange might be too bright and would be hard to wear every day. I already have the Too Faced Natural Matte palette... is it worth getting the Kat Von D quad?
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HALL OF FAMER snoflakefaerie / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I only have it in Plum (thanks Secret Santa!), but I really like it and feel like I can make it go subtle or bold depending on my heaviness of hand. I have the Mi Vida L... see post
Q. Foundations.
I use MUFE HD. And soon I'm planning on replacing my old bottle.   I saw that they had a kit recently so I thought I'd invest my money into it, since I replaced my HD powder with ELFs HD.   Anyway, I was looking into the NARS foundations, and thought about giving it a try, even though I love my HD foundation.   So what foundation do you use? And between HD and NARS which would you say you've had a better experience with. I've only used face primer from NARS and didn't really like it.     Also, a poll would be a nice addition to beauty talk.
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BEAUTY MAVEN lybee / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I love the MUFE HD. Though I don`t use it on its own because I like the matte look but also like to have a little bit of glow. To do that I usually mix it with my MUFE H... see post
Q. URGENT HAIR HELP!
I have been blonde for about 2 and a half years now-I'm sure a lot of you know the maintenance that comes with it. I recently decided to dye my hair back to it's natural state, an ashy brown. After the first dye job, my hair didn't take all the color so I went back and got it redone 3 days later. It's not been about 3 days since the dye job and I washed my hair this morning with color depositing shampoo, and IM GREEN!  My hair has this faint, green tint to it that is noticeable. I have read online that it's because I didn't have the right base...but I can't afford another dye job.    I just purchased the Tressa Watercolor shampoo that should deposit color (I used John Frieda this AM) and it say's it has red tones in it. The red should cancel out the green right? As a 16 year old in high school, the last thing I want is green tint to my brown hair.    What would you recommend? Use the Tressa and see what happens?
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Totally agree with @sabrinas and @lattegrl, any professional should know that your hair needs those red undertones back in it. If a salon messed this up, it is on them t... see post
Q. Nose Countour
Hi! I have a bump in the middle of my nose due to my bone structure. How can I contour my nose to make the bump less noticeable/ my nose a little flatter?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi @Liv10021 I found a youtube video on how to contour, hopefully this helps!     Also I recently found out about a type of dermafiller that will smooth out the l... see post
Q. Adelaide Kane-inspired cool, rose blush
Hi all! I am a big fan of Adelaide Kane (an actress from Reign, Teen Wolf, etc.). Recently, she uploaded pictures to Instagram from a photoshoot she had done with photographer Jordan Harvey. I fell in love with the soft color used on her cheeks and was hoping that the Sephora community might be able to make a recommendation on a blush that would dupe the blush used on Adelaide for the shoot.    I did a little digging and found that the exact blush used for the shoot was Au Naturale Cosmetics Organic Creme Blusher in Rose (a soft burgundy shade). Any recommendations for this little obsession of mine?       tags: blush, adelaide kane, rose, burgundy, au naturale, reign, cool, cool tone
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HALL OF FAMER AshleyYVR / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @epeterson95 maybe NARS blush in Seduction or the Bite Beauty Multistick in Cerise?   NARS Seduction Bite Cerise   http://www.sephora.com/blush-P2855?skuId=... see post
Q. stye and beauty blender?
I have a stye and am wondering if microwaving my beauty blender would get rid of the germs? I've microwaved before no problem but will it truly disinfect? I can't use antibacterial soap because it would just break me out when I use the beauty blender. 
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. It seems like it would work. If you do microwave a wet sponge for two minutes, it kills germs. Not sure how long you should do the Beauty Blender, but make sure it's pre... see post
Q. Foundation
What is a good liquid foundation for combination skin, oily skin, that is light, and would cover up the redness of my skin? Looking for more coverage! I have only ever used powder as I have oily skin and didn't think that liquid would work for me but I want more coverage.
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BEAUTY PRO JillyBeanTX / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I am loving this Two Faced Born This Way Foundation.  I get red and ruddy.  Combination skin.  Prone to cystic acne.  LOVE this because I get great coverage and it doesn... see post
Q. Vegan nail polish?
I was wondering if anyone knows any vegan nail polish brands? Both essie and OPI have told me that their polishes are "cruelty-free", but not if they're vegan.
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HALL OF FAMER tenngal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. No-Miss and Peacekeeper Vegan Nail Polish are two brands that are vegan.  OPI is not vegan.  There is a website by Vegan Essentials that lists vegan makeup of all sorts,... see post
Q. hair growth?
Is there anything I can eat or do to help my hair grow faster?
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nycgirlonthego / FRESH FACE / answered
A. My sister started taking pre-natal vitamins (she is NOT pregnant or planning to become pregnant) to make her hair grow faster. It has TOTALLY worked. She swears by it an... see post
Q. Buxom customized palette return
I recently picked 6 singles to customize my Buxom palette. Unfortunately 3 out of 6 are duds, not showing up whatsoever. Is it possible for me to return only those 3 or do I have to return the whole palette? Thanks a lot!
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BEAUTY BOSS breyannaxo / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. You don't have to exchange the whole palette! You can just return the 3 you don't like and pick another 3! see post
Q. Foundation recommendation
I was previously using sephora hydrating and smooth liquid foundation in R35. Since it is no longer available for purchase which other foundation is equivalent to it. Thanks in advance
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Q. Should I buy it?
I have heard good things about Cliniques Take Off the Day Cleansing Balm... I really want to purchase it but I want to hear what you guys think of it first!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Get a sample at any Sephora or department store, they may have or will have a gwp too ;) see post
Q. Non-cakey Concealer and Foundation
I'm looking for a great concealer and foundation that does not make my face look cakey around my problems areas. I want something that blends into your skin really well and looks natural with good coverage. (preferably powder foundation, creamy or liquid concealer)
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2ne1fan24 / FRESH FACE / answered
A.   cleanse really good exfoliate with a peeling gel or gentle scrub must use a toner use a serum instead of rubbing it in your skin use a thin cotton pad and pat it in yo... see post
Q. Cakey Foundation
I'm hoping someone can help me, It seems like not matter what foundation I use it always ends up looking cakey around my nose, upper lip, and chin area after a couple of hours. I have an oily T-zone but at the same time my skin tends to peal around my nose. I've used many different primers, and have used many foundation. The one I am using right now is Marc Jacobs, and it ends up looking the same as all the other foundations I've tried. I've used brushes and a beauty blender but nothing helps. Can someone please help me?   Thank you!
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2ne1fan24 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. cleanse your face then exfolieate using a peeling gel or gentle scrub MUST use a toner use a serum instead of rubbing it in your skin get a thin cotton pad and pat it in... see post
Q. Oil-Free Facial Cleanser
since i just got lash extensions, i can't use any cleanser that's oil-based. which facial cleanser would you prefer that's oil-free?
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HALL OF FAMER melissabt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hello LongI3gz,   Those are all great suggestions everyone!   I would also like to add that Nude Skincare makes a good gentle cleanser that is oil-free. It uses ... see post
Q. sunscreen!
It's getting pretty hot where I live, and I think it's important for me to get a better sunscreen-right now I use a tinted moisturizer with spf 15, but I don't know if that's enough.  Are there any drugstore brands of sunscreen that won't have that horrible smell that never goes away?  Also, when should I apply it in my makeup routine? (I use a moisturizer, primer, and tinted moisturizer, then a setting powder)  Thanks!!   ps. I have dry skin-I don't know if that makes any difference with sunscreen.  Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER tenngal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, maltipoo66!  I have sensitive skin and a lot of sunscreens cause a "burning" sensation on my face due to the chemical content.  I have found a wonderful sunscreen th... see post
Q. Foundation Help
Hello ladies!      I am in desperate need of your help. I am on the hunt for a foundation (and/or concealer combo) that will not crease or break up on my face. Recently I've noticed that my old stand-by's tend to break up or crease heavily around my nose and eyes.       I've spent far more than I probably should have trying to find a combination of primers, foundations, powders etc to stop the issue. I've ensured that they're all match based (oil, water), tried some YouTube techniques, even bought new brushes because I thought my beauty blender wasn't hacking it anymore.      I'm fed up and swimming in a sea of foundations that don't seem to want to cooperate. Any ideas and suggestions would be great!     Thank You!
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BEAUTY MAVEN hilllllllllla / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Like @Eliza1214, I have also been on a foundation kick lately. Literally have been wearing a different one each day and setting/ baking the areas I tend to crease with L... see post
Q. Are MAKE UP FOR EVER products cruelty free?
I should have looked into this before buying - I love their HD foundation and am now wondering how animal friendly they are. Anyone have any insight? TIA
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HALL OF FAMER tenngal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Make Up For Ever does not do animal testing.  So, feel free to buy MUFE brand because it's cruelty-free! As a fellow animal lover, I'd like to say thanks for caring! ... see post
Q. Oily Skin
I used to have dry patches and oily skin, but I've switched to using Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb, May Coop Raw Sauce, Son & Park Beauty Water, and I use St Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub as a cleanser. My skin has stopped being dry, but it's still oily. It's not as oily as it used to be but I really want to find a way or product(s) that would help my face not be so oily or shiny during the day. Also, I don't wear makeup. 
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Stop the apricot, it's too rough. A exfoliator should have smooth particles, that apricot crushes the seed for jagged edges; can lead to microtears  An exfoliator isn't ... see post
Q. Recommendations for Products for Postpartum Hair Regrowth/Strengthening
Hello everyone! I am ten months postpartum and in need of product recommendations to encourage my very long, fine hair to grow back. It started falling out like crazy after my little guy was born (as it does to everyone who's had a baby). I wear it in a ponytail/messy bun most days, but on occasion I'll straighten it or style it in a donut bun, and all I can focus on are the little devil horns all around my face from new growth. It's lost a lot of body, and while I don't usually go for "lift"-style volume, I do miss the little that I did have. Does anyone have a product that they love? I don't wash my hair every day (usually 2-3x a week) and haven't for a long time (except when the munchkin was a very newborn and I needed to feel a little bit human!). It does tangle fairly easily, and I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I actually don't brush it very often, either. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @jraemiller Actually a lot of what you're doing already is good for achieving a healthy head of hair (such as not washing or brushing it very often, wearing it up in a b... see post
Q. Concealer
I was looking to buy the Nars creamy concealer but I'm not too sure which shade would fit my skin tone best. I would go to an actual Sephora store but its a bit far. Thanks for any help!
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Your skintone looks fairly close to mine.  Based off this picture I would guess you're vanilla. see post