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  I am using MAC studio tech foundation for years now. I have acne prone skin and mild rosacea and mac doesn't make me break out. However it started to feel really heavy on my face. What type of foundation would you recommend? I am looking for full coverage cream foundation and i wouldn't want to spend more than $40 on it. I am color NW20 in MAC Studio Tech. Thank you.
Acne
I recently purchased the Too Faced Born This Way foundation and I am completely in love with it, but my oily skin is not. Are there any suggestions for foundations that give a similiar look as the Too Faced, but is better for oily skin?
Ask The Experts
Hi there, I would love to have a corrector for redness/rosecea, preferably the same consistency as a primer and maybe even for wear on its own on good skin days.   I read so many reviews saying that the different redness corrective products didn't work for them so now I don't know which one to pick?   Would it be better to go for a concealer product instead?   Thank you.
Lips
When you are trying to match up a lip liner to a lipstick (different brands), does the lip liner need to be darker or lighter than the lip color?
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Hi, i am in in the Y178 in make up forever , and I'm looking for a shade to use for highlighting and contouring do you have any idea
Lips
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Lips
hello i would like to know its free sample plus free birthday gift .. can i contact talk to person to send it to me a mail its so simple.. please let me know if they can send it to me free sample and  birthday gift.. thank jody
Makeup
what's a good contouring kit? cream and powder or what do you recommend more so?  also what other products of makeup do you girlies like and recommend to try?!    <3
Eyes
Hi guys! I'm trying to choose between the Olivia Palermo x Ciate smouldering eye palette and the Too faced chocolate Bon bons palette. Is there anyone who owns both and can compare the quality for me? Or even just vote which one seems better. I don't own a lot of eye-shadow palettes, and I am looking for great quality eye-shadows. Thanks for your help!
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Sephora Show & Tell
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than some much-needed beauty love? These looks are perfect for a night in or out! From makeup to fragrance, we’ve jotted down a step-by-step guide to feeling beautiful, no matter where you are. –Lauren P.   Step 1: Turn heads with a pretty-in-pink look with Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Wishes Baby-Pink Makeup Set . Whether you want to go super romantic or cool girl, this five-piece set of makeup essentials has it all for the complexion, lips, and eyes. Create alluring eyes with Roller Lash. Get tinted lips with Posieblam or flaunt a baby-pink lip with the super-smooth Dandelion Ultra Plush Lip Gloss. The how-to card makes it a snap to achieve dreamy makeup looks.   Step 2: Take your mane to new heights with Drybar Tame Your Mane ! Even if you’re giving yourself a va-va voom ‘do in spite of V-Day, feel free to make it easy on yourself. This trio of hair essentials features Hot Toddy to shield strands from the effects of styling. Then create sleek, curled, or wavy looks with Tress Press, a digital styling iron with temperature control for quick, safe styling. Finish it off with the 100 Proof, an oil perfect for adding shine while banishing frizz and flyaways.   Step 3: Spritz. It. On. Envelope skin with the bright scent of fresh florals of Marc Jacobs’ Daisy Blush . This dewy blend of water lily and pear provides a sparkling fragrance with a drydown that lingers with subtle hints of honeysuckle-meets-warm woods. Spirited and vibrant, you’ll be tempted to mist it on this flirty perfume for days to come.   What's new on the site that's caught your eye? Show & tell!  
Skincare Stories
I've seen quite a few posts on BT about sensitive skin and problems people need help with. I thought it may also be fitting to have a space for people to complain about the difficulties of sensitive skin among sympathetic readers, as well as possibly look for advice and recommendations. It can be so annoying sometimes and no one quite gets it like other people with sensitive skin.    Skin type: Combination oily/oily, hypersensitive skin with eczema (developed 6 years ago) Complaint:  I recently tried the Nars Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and fell in love. I mean,  in love . As someone with usually combination oily/oily skin, I usually shy away from anything with the words "radiant" or "luminous". However, it works in a way that my skin is glowy (in this less-than-glowy New England weather) without looking oily. Alas, it seems like it's not to be because the  Octinoxate sunscreen. I have had a problem with chemical sunscreens for a few years. However, my lips have recently been more tolerable of them, so I thought that  maaaayybbe the same could be said for my face. Alas, that is not the case. I can't stand the limited options that sensitive skin can bring. Oh, to be able to use almost any product...I dream of it. 
Skincare Stories
I am 45 and looking for a skincare line that is right for me.  My skin has been acting up lately - probably because of trying new products to find the right one.  I am looking for a line that would help me with anti-aging issues, dry skin and small breakouts around the nose area.  It is not rosacea I have been told, but definitely irritated skin.  So bottom line is my skin is sensitive and dry.  I would like to try a line that is paraben free and more on the natural side, but I understand some of the chemicals are needed for the anti-aging.  Any advise is greatly appreciated!!!  Thank you in advance for any info you all can give me.
Face
So first off I have super dry, sensitive skin and the reddest cheeks ever! So straight away thats an issue for me, and heavy foundations make it look like around my cheeks somebody has gotten a pin and pricked loads of holes!    So anyway, I have tried using to colour iq with Sephora on the website, but since I'm in the UK I can't go to a store. So I've done it with two foundations I've used. I tried with my Estee Lauder Double Wear and I'm 1c1 cool bone which puts me at a 1y03. However when I try my Bare Minerals Bare Skin which is porcelain I come up with a 2y03. So I don't know what to do and what colour to do with as it gives me completely different shades and I don't want to order something, open it and discover its the wrong colour as I would literally be devastated as I don't mind spending money on a good foundation but if its too dark or doesn't sit right with my dry skin I wouldn't want to spend loads of money.   Please can you help! I would appreciate it greatly! 
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Erase my wrinkles and brown spots
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I have tried numerous samples...trying to find a foundation to cover my imperfections...but I do not want anything thick and cakey that I have to use a beauty blender to blend it out...I prefer to se a brush.  My hunt is still on to find the right one, I have normal to combination skin, definitely not oily..I prefer liquid foundation please help!
Makeup
Little help ladies. I fell in love with the color Nice n Spicy pro long wear lip liner by mac only i could fine a lipstick in that same or similar shade /: any help?(: i love the orange /peach/  terracotra under tone to it.
Makeup
can someone explain this to me. i just don't get it. there was so much hype and i got the highlighter which was basically a glitter stick (and i haven't liked glitter like that since my 4th grade art projects) and the lip/cheek thing that was greasy. it's supposed to be high concept, low maintenance so why are there 85 products if it is about the no-makeup look and low maintenance. seems like they tried to manufacture a brand and make it cool and launch a bunch of random stuff...deodarent anyone?!! ha! but the quality is way off and the packaging looks very cheap in person (worse than on sephora.com) and doesn't even function properly. you twist stuff up and it won't go down. anyone share my thoughts?
Acne
I am 21 years old, and my skin is super dry because of the winter weather, but oily in the summer. I struggle with a little bit of acne (that is clearing up), acne scars, uneven texture, and uneven skin tone. I was looking to add a serum, if I needed it? Would adding the OLE HENRIKSEN Truth Serum  help with any of that?    My current skin care routine:   AM Shiseido Pureness Foaming Cleanser (if my skin is very oily) Shiseido Pureness Toner Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Moisturizer Sunscreen   PM Makeup Remover Wipes Shiseido Pureness Foaming Cleanser Shiseido Pureness Toner May Coop Raw Sauce Peter Thomas Roth AHA/BHA Acne Clearing Gel Shiseido White Lucent Moisturizing Cream Tarte Maracuja Oil or Farsali Rose Gold Elixir    Any info helps, thank you!
Makeup
a sephora consultant told me i was the color tan honey in tarte amazonian clay. why can't i find it for purchase??
Makeup
A Sephora makeup consultant had told me that i was the shade tan honey in the tarte amazonian clay. why can't i find that shade when i try to purchase it online 
Ask The Experts
i want to use the foundation that kim kardashian and natalie eva marie use. and it says that the use they use the armani silk luminous foundation .. is it any good?
Ask The Experts
I have tried numerous primers...are they worth it?  None seem to be worth the extra money...please enlighten me!
Stores & Services
Hello! I found out that Sephora is opening a standalone store in Charleston, SC. Exciting! But when is the date? Will there be an event? I asked on facebook a week or so ago and was given a link to sign up to receive e-mails, which is not what I needed. I already get e-mails and I was never notified of this new store. I would love more info! With the lack of events I would LOVE to attend an opening. Thanks!
Face
Tell me what foundations to use!!! I have very pale, red skin, acne, dry skin, and big pores. Throughout the day, no matter what foundation I use, I get dry flakes (usually on my chin) and then the rest of my face looks like an oil slick. I've tried so many things and I just want to find one foundation that gives me the coverage I need but still has a natural finish. Thanks!!
Makeup
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!