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Info on irritants?oil-alochol? on the Burburry Cahmere Flawless Soft Matte Foundation
Hi, hope you can help!   Is the Burburry Cahmere Flawless Soft Matte Foundation oil-free? Also, do you know if this foundation is friendly to sensitive skin that has mild rosacea? Love the foundation yet have noticed my skin does not feel "happy" since I started using it. I have been trying many new products in a short time frame so not sure if the foundation is the culprit or something else. Any info. you have on this foundation and reactions with sensitive skin would be so very appreciated! Many thanks!
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summer minis promo
Is it just me or I can't choose my sephora summer minis, it just shows 2 out of the 11? ( Marc Jacobs Mod Noir & Vita Liberata self-tan oil)
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creeeestal / NEWCOMER / replied
ah okay thats a bummer :( ! thanks Nerisai ! see post
Beauty Insider Points Missing!!
Online it says I have 0 beauty insider points but in store I always use my card!! They even tell me I have points in store but I can't see them here. I should be almost at VIB status so I'd like for them to show up online! How can I fix this? 
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Your accounts need link. Customer service can by a call or wait for a mod. Points don't make you vib, it's spending $400 in a calendar year. see post
Pressed powder recommendations, please
My favorite bareMinerals Ready Touch Up Veil in translucent has shattered (third time; third compact-- booo!!). So I need to switch to another brand. I am sensitive to many pressed powders. The talc makes me itch. I prefer translucent, or perhaps the color light. I do not need oil-control properties.    I am very dry, but it's okay currently due to good skincare routine. I have evenly colored, blemish-free light skin with yellow undertones, zero oily t-zone. I use the pressed translucent powder several times a month to make my nose seem poreless, or maybe to take down sunscreen shine that may break through from under my bb cream (on my forehead). A couple times a year I use it to set foundation (but I rarely use a true foundation, mostly bb). Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I haven't had any breakage with the veil. Depending on how shattered, mixing with rubbing alcohol will put it back together.    Have you tried BM's perfecting veil? B... see post
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Shade
HI! I'm looking for my shade in the Estee Lauder double wear foundation and concealer. I currently wear MUFE HD foundation in shade 117 and HD concealer in shade 4. If you know what that would translate to in the Estee Lauder world, I would immensely appreciate it. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @MallyG!  MUFE HD in 117 has a Color IQ of 3Y02.  The ELDW colors are all either too yellow or pink.  The only ELDW color that was close (and I'm not confident) is ... see post
Q. FOUNDATION HELP!
Whenever I buy a foundation and think it matches, it always ends up making my face look more pink/red than the rest of my body.  What exactly am I doing wrong? Please help! I've wasted so much money on foundation that I can't wear.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi sweetmandy,   I agree with TrysBeautyItems! I'd recommend visiting your local Sephora store so that one of our Cast Members can color match you using our Color IQ... see post
Color correcting pallets!
Ok so I'm debating between three color correcting pallets, taste rainforest of the sea color correcting pallet, stila's color correcting pallet and makeup forever color correcting pallet. I want something not too cakey but not too watery either. Creamy texture is preferred and they are all around the same price range so I'm not worried about that. Thanks everyone for their feedback!
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Hyperpigmentation/dark spot concerns
I have dark spots on my face, especially on my upper lip.  It really bothers me as it looks like I have hair there or I have a dirty face.  So far nothing has worked in lightening them and they get much darker in the summer, even when I wear susncreen.  I've tried prescription hydroquinone, light therapy laser.  Hydroquinone didn't help, the laser treatment did for a bit, but they all came back.  Does anyone know of a product that can help in getting rid of them?  And also a sunscreen that can hopefully help avoid getting them any darker in the summer?  
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BEAUTY BUFF LeeLeeBk / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I'm there too, though I think hydroquinone (Rx) is helping a bit. Vitamin C (really good quality serums) did nothing for me; just an overall lightening/evening of my ent... see post
Murad anti-aging lines
What is the major difference between the Murad Age Reform (purple) and Resurgence (green). I am 37 and a consultant in the Sephora store told me one was for my age and one was not but I can't remember . Thanks!
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Love for Brushes
I'm developing a love for brushes of all kinds.  Here's my collection as it is right now, although I just placed an order for more Hakuhodo brushes.  I bought a few and they are amazing so I had to get more lol.  They are incredibly soft and my makeup glides on like a dream.  They have so many interesting shapes.  I can't wait to get the 103 and 142.  Show your brush collection!  Do you have any tips or tricks on how you store them?
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HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh hello, thread and fellow brush lovers! I will try to get a pic of mine tomorrow. Like most of you I have a healthy mix of low, mid and high end - but I still don't ha... see post
Foundation brush help!
I need a foundation brush....I am up for any suggestions that you have tried and loved....it will be for liquid foundation...thank you!!
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Seconding this!! It is the greatest brush I've ever used. see post
HELP FAKE PALETTE?
Hi all,   I hope someone can help me as I purchased a KVD shade and light eyeshadow palette off a fb makeup page and believe it may be fake. I did ask prior to purchasing the item and the seller assured me she purchased it from Sephora.   I live in Australia where we currently only have 3 Sephora stores BOOOO none which are close enough for me to compare the two. I have done some research online but have not been able to find out enough to determine whether it is real or not. I have compared it to my KVD shade and light contour palette which i know is 100% authentic as i purchased it from Sephora Sydney last year.   The quality of the packaging mirror size and lettering seem the same the only difference seems to be the serial numbers the font is different and one is longer then the other but I'm unsure if this is because one is a face and the other is an eye palette. The quality also seems questionable however i can't say i have swatched the real thing but again just comparing it to my shade and light contour it doesn't seem the same quality.   I have attached two photos the top is the contour palette and the other is the eye. If anyone could please help put my mind at ease that would be amazing xx 
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That was for the eye palette.  But here's the link anyway.  https://puppiesnmuffins.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/how-to-recognize-a-fake-kat-von-d-shade-light-eye-palette/ see post
Foundation Shade Help
Hi!    I am looking to try the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation as I've heard amazing things about it! However my local Sephora doesn't carry Estee Lauder cosmetics (only skincare-boo) so I'm not able to get properly color matched/sampled. I'm willing to buy a full size, but I am not sure which shade to go with. I'm very pale, current foundation is Tarte Amazonian Clay in Fair Beige....and with most foundations I tend to wear the lightest or second lightest shade. Any help/advice would be amazing!!!!   -Tanya
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Tbear696,   shayog is right. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there is an exact match for you based on the foundation you currently wear. However, I'd suggest ... see post
Perfect match for Contouring and Highlighting? + A few more questions
Hi there,   I'm pretty new to makeup...The only thing I can really do as far as makeup is Concealer, Foundation and lipstick.. And that's it. I want to get past that and get into more things like eyeshadow and such, but I really want to get into contouring and highlighting..   Now, a couple of questions I have is, does your foundation match your skins undertone? (horrible way of putting it lol) But I mean, I have like a medium cool concealer from ulta, cool foundation from Ulta all of my products are "cool" does that mean I have a cool undertone?   If so, I was looking at the Black up contouring stick, (I suppose your suppose to pick one that matches your skintone?) So I'm guessing i'm a medium or a medium light? (I'm not sure!) and if I do have a cool undertone, is there a color correcter (for my deep set circles under my eyes plus that line..ugh) that would go well with my skintone?   Also, do you have to use bronzer and blush once you highlight and contour? and my last question is, is it foundation,color corrector concealer, my regular concealer, highlight then contour?     I'm sorry if my questions are everywhere, I just dont know where to begin...or what colors would look good on me! I don't want to spend hundreds on the same products to try to find my perfect match lol.   So..any product recommendations or my skin tone? when it comes to highlighting-contouring and color correcting? Since I'm new to this, I wish I had a list of everything you need lol :/        
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BEAUTY PRO Harpier82 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Okay, so here are the basics of contouring:   First, if all of your foundation products are listed as "cool", you're almost certainly cool-toned or these would not loo... see post
Q. Foundation for my oily/combination skin?
I have such complicated needs for my foundation. My skin is EXTREMELY oily nearly all over my face, mostly my t-zone. However, around my nostrils, my chin, my lips, and even right below my cheekbones on occasion, I break out in dry patches especially during winter. I was using the Lancome 24 hour foundation, but I found it would just cling to my dry patches and I think it dried them more. Foundations always seem to get so cakey on me, even when I apply a minimal amount, and they break down on my skin. I love a full coverage foundation, I don't have any bad skin issues other than the occasional pimple and some large pores on my cheeks and nose, but I really really like a fully covered flawless face, as if I have an insta filter on.Even a medium but build able foundation can work for me. I am so sick of the holy grail foundation search, please any suggestions
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC FiercexFemme / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / answered
A. I'd suggest prepping your skin with an oil free moisturizer (Gin-Zing from Origins is my personal fav) and a primer like Smashbox's Photo Finish Light. As far as foundat... see post
Toner and Cleanser recomendations?
I've been searching for the right cleanser and toner for my skin. I have normal to dry skin and most cleansers I've tried make my face feel sticky. I'm constantly buying new skincare and taking them back to the store. I'd like a cruelty free cleanser and toner that helps hydrate my skin.   Any help is greatly appreciated
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi TinkerElle,   Based on your specific concerns, I'd suggest trying the Drunk Elephant Pekee Bar! This product tones, cleanses, hydrates, and even removes your make... see post
Fantasy $1,000 Shopping Spree! What would you buy?
Imagine you just won a Sephora $1,000 shopping spree... post your basket of what you would buy!!   * taxes excluded.   Fun Rules:   - Cannot go over $1,000, even by a penny! - Can only purchase (1) of each item - NO sale items (to add challenge)   Please post your basket pic in a *spoiler*   Yay fun!   MY FANTASY BASKET: Spoiler (Highlight to read)  
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BEAUTY WHIZ Insomniacmuffin / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Oh I play with that dr. jart shaper on my hand everytime I am in store. I don't know why I do it, I just can't resist the impulse to play with It like a 2 year old. see post
little bumps around face
I have a lot of bumps around my face.. I'm not sure if they are all just clogged pores, but they have been getting more and more recently especially around my cheeks. Is it due to dirty makeup brushes-if I switched to just using the beauty blender would that make it better? as well, I use clay masks but they don't seem to make much of a difference. I use an oil cleanser, and exfoliate weekly. No matter how smooth my skin is, the bumps are always there
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BEAUTY WHIZ Insomniacmuffin / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I second this! I had a forehead like a Klingon because of bumps, and it cleared up once I started using a peel, within a few days!   If you aren't sure though.. there ... see post
Eyebrows
Hi, I am interested in purchasing the Anatasia Beverly Hills brow definer but I am unsure on which shade is best suited me and was wondering if you were able to help.
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BEAUTY GURU RachM89 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I know this is absolutely not helpful at all, but your brows look perfect and really well defined without using any product. But then again, I just always assume the onl... see post
Beauty Insider Points Not Updated
I purchased something from Sephora yesterday, but I have not received any beauty insider points despite giving the cashier my beauty insider card upon purchasing the product. What should I do?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Shoshanna11,   I can check on this for you and add the points if necessary! I'll send you a PM soon. see post
Do you toss old makeup?
Does anyone here ever throw their makeup away per recommended guidelines? Below seems to be the standard suggested by experts, but aside from mascara I just don’t know. I feel like I’d be better off opening a window and throwing my money out of it. If the product looks, smells, and applies fine - do you ever toss it because of age?    PRODUCT WHEN TO TOSS Powders (including blushes, bronzers, and shadows) - Two years Cream shadows and blushes - 12-18 months Oil-free foundation  - One year Cream compact foundation  - 18 months Concealers - 12-18 months Lipstick and lip liner - One year Lip gloss - 18-24 months Pencil eyeliner - Two years Liquid or gel eyeliner - Three months Mascara - Three months
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BEAUTY PRO Harpier82 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I don't ever toss anything JUST because of the age, but I do mark all my products with a permanent marker when I open them (month/year).  When I pass the recommended she... see post
Rosacea spots.... any over the counter medicines, creams, or washes
I am 31 and started getting rosacea sots on cheek at beginning of college.  After a few fails with dermatologist, they finally found solution. Clenia wash two times daily, cleania cream in morning and retinA at night.  However, I have moved and when I finally got a prescription for clenia is was denied it looks like to tonssss of people.  Is there anything over the counter that actually works?   I have been trying prosacea gel on spots but havent seen a difference
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR shayog / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
I highly recommend the Eminence Organics Calm Skin Arnica Booster-Serum. I’m 42 and have had rosacea since I was about your age. My face appeared to have perpetual su... see post
Sensitive Skin
Are the Sephora brand over night mask or eye mask okay to use on sensitive skin? I really want to try one out but I'm afraid I might have a reaction. :/
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi cassiecakes,   It depends on your sensitivities but from what I've heard most people with sensitive skin are still able to comfortably use the Sephora Collection ... see post
Hello I want to get my makeup done at Sephora but I was wondering how long do it take and how much is it for prom makeup
BEAUTY GURU volta / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Try to schedule it as soon as possible because there is no guarantee your store will have any availability. Keep in mind you're also competing with other girls at your s... see post
How to get makeup to look flawless
I see so many girls on Youtube with absolutely flawless makeup,like Karisma Collins,and Andrea Russett, and I'm just wondering on how to achieve that look? I'm assuming using primer and makeup setting spray works? What would be some good long lasting makeup for sensitive, and oily skin? Any suggestions AT ALL will be welcomed!!!!
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HALL OF FAMER sammiebaby / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 Hi there!   I'm a MUA and I get this question a lot.  But what looks flawless to one person may look pverdone to another.  My advice to everyone is always to start on... see post
Guy with amber eyes
Male with amber eyes with a green ring around the outside and specks of red/brown inside  that look normal brown unless light is shining in them..want to make them pop out (in normal lighting) without it looking unnatural or non-masculine. Any ideas? Eyeliners/shadows/anything? I read about metallics and purples and things but many of those ideas seem like theyd be meant for more feminine/stark looks
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BEAUTY PRO Harpier82 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Perhaps I misunderstood.  I thought you wanted to emphasize the amber (i.e., yellow-brown) tones and green ring.  If you want to bring out different colors in the iris, ... see post
Suggestions for Fine, Flat Hair
I have very fine hair that is pretty long (halfway down my back). It never really holds a curl. I have to wash it every day, and by the end of the day it usually looks stringy and flat. I'm currently using Biolage shampoo and Humectress conditioner. After washing, I blow dry and wear it down. I'm interested in trying some new products and tools (my blowdryer is actually my mom's and I need one to take to college with me next year). I've tried the Drybar Texas Tea shampoo and conditioner and they seemed to work. Otherwise, I'm kind of at a loss for what to use. There's just so many products out there! Any suggestions or advice? Thanks so much!
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi SarahOMG,   I used to style a friend's hair pretty often and yours sounds very similar! I really liked using the Living Proof "Full" products on her, especially t... see post
Q. Foundation cakinessi in eye area
i got my makeup done earlier today by a seohora makeup professional to get ready for an event this evening.  Now I am getting ready to go out and it looks all caked around my eyes emphasizing crepiness and wrinkles.  Is there any way to remedy this or is my only solution to take it all off and start over?  Thanks for any advice
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Angel,   I have a couple of ideas for you! If you have a BeautyBlender or micro mini, I suggest dampening it and lightly patting in the areas where you're seeing ... see post
Anastasia Beverley Hills liquid lipstick restock
Hi Sephora!   I was just wandering if you knew when the restock date would be for the Anastasia Beverley Hills liquid lipstick would be? I want to get my hands on a few shades but they've been out of stock for some time now   Thanks anyway.   Maria.
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Maria,   Sorry for any inconvenience! We don't have specifics at this time. We recommend contacting your local Sephora to see if these are in stock there.    ... see post
MAJOR eyeliner issues
I need a whold semester on classes in eyeliner to every nail it halfway one day and not take 45min.   What are some recommendations, I have dark brown hair and eyes and lighter skin.  So black for the color.  I always basically stuck with the drugstore glide on pencils with regular pencils tugging so much, and liquid not great for a shaky hand.  recently tried a kajal i swore by, but it seems a bit dry in less than a week.  easy to get on tho thick.  I nonstop hear about maybelline gel point and use brush in kit.  my hands wouldn't allow me the chance to succeed.     Also, a lot seem to get rubbed of after im done applying mascara.  have yet to find eye end or drugstore that stays
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BEAUTY BUFF Kriskros / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
yes eyelid primers have been a must since the first one I tried made by clinquie...then a friend told me loreals worked great...worked even better...now discontinued.  t... see post