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Ask The Experts
IVE TRIED EVERYTHING! My skin is combination oily but for winter Iam combo/dry. I have serious dark spots, dullnes, and uneven skintone as well as sensitive skin, because every time I use a new product on my face I immediately begin to break out. The beginning of this year is when I began to get a little more serious about my skincare. The skincare specialist that I go to for laser hair removal(on my face), recommends that I come in and get glycolic peel treatments done which I will consider because at this point I think I need to begin implementing more exfoliatiors, peels and products that penetrate the deeper layers of my skin. Products that you recommend would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Makeup
So I just used 2 of my Guerlain powders--1 is the Terracotta Light Bronzer and the other is the pressed Meteorites Voyage.  Both have that signature violet scent.  I've had these powders for almost a year and I've used them on very few occasions and always with clean brushes.  When I used them today, I noticed that my brush had a weird sour smell when I ran it across my nose.  I thought maybe it was my brush so I tried another brush with the bronzer and still got that sour smell. Then I thought maybe my foundation was causing that smell so I used another brush, swirled it around my face and there was no scent so I'm pretty sure that sour smell is coming from my Guerlain powders.   My question is, has anyone else noticed that their Guerlain powders smell sour? Have my powders expired or is that normal? There isn't any suggested expiration date on the packaging, and I don't see parabens in the ingredients...just benzyl alcohol so I'm assuming the lack of many preservatives means that it goes bad quickly...which sucks...they were so expensive and honestly performed mediocrely and now they've possibly gone bad.   Update:   According to his article, some people just pick up the violet scent as being sour...so I guess it's not bad? Interesting that different people smell things different though.   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-238 3238/Love-smell-beer-cheese-Thank-DNA-Scientists-c ...  
All Other Concerns
I was wondering if anyone has tried out any of the Glossier items? I am curious a/b the GLOSSIER PRIMING MOISTURIZER?   It sounds like a dream, best of both worlds! You get a good moisturizer (that actually moisturizers) & then kinda like a "Blur" + Semi-Tint" to go along w/ it. They sell a tint too. Anywho it has Hyaluronic Acid in it and a butch of other goodies to combat redness, dryness, ruddiness, etc. I don't have a beauty book & can't remember where it is on the skin tip.   It's dermatologist tested & hypo ( and all that jazz). I was thinking about trying it, but since I just read about it ( and haven't heard anyone talk about it ), I am skeptical / afraid I suppose.   SO, what do you think / know about it? I just bought some of the Belli Anti Blemish (Lactic Acid) face wash from Ulta & some Mario B. Rose Spray & I am trying to check out a diff. Moisturizer (like maybe GLOSSIER) or maybe the E. Lauder EE Cream & was wanting some suggestions. I am gonna keep the new bottle of Clinique Tinted Moisturizer (old but goodie) but I am trying to amp up yet simplify (time wise) my skin care routine. I have a lot going on at the moment. Thanks in Advance    
Hair
I'm black and I get my hair relaxed every 5 or 6 months and I don't wash my hair in between. But when I want to curl my hair and want it to hold I need to use hairspray but I cant because I'll just end up having to wash it out because it'll get sticky or matted and I can't do that. Is there anything out there that could help??
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Sephora Show & Tell
  "It’s that spooky time of year again, and what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than experimenting with beauty essentials? So check out three of my favorite products below… if you dare." - Tracy J.   Korres Cucumber Fresh De-Puffing Eye Mask "Halloween means Halloween parties. It’s almost certain you’ll be staying up all night either watching scary movies or dancing ‘til dawn. You’ll need to treat your tired, puffy eyes–and this Cucumber Fresh De-Puffing Eye Mask is a quick fix. It features cooling, calming cucumber to instantly refresh and moisturize, along with a cocktail of betaine and rhodiola rosea to reduce puffiness and rejuvenate. Best yet, it’s great for all skin types and super easy to use."   MAKE UP FOR EVER Studio Case "Whether you’re hitting the town as a princess, vampire, or cowgirl, this palette has everything you need to capture the essence of your costume of choice. It features 12 eye shadows in a variety of shades and metallic textures that provide both superior color pay-off and smooth blendability. All of the artistry comes housed in a signature makeup kit with a rich black Artist Liner, perfect for precisely lining and defining for your unique look."   Kat Von D The Star Studded Look "Leave it to Kat Von D to bring you the ultimate set. This limited-edition kit features three maven must-haves for a flawless look. The 24-hour mascara thickens the look of lashes as it coats from root to end. The infamous long-lasting, liquid tattoo liner features a super flexible tip that allows you to glide fluidly across the lash line for a variety of looks, resulting in an intensely pigmented, satin finish that's fade-proof, run-proof, and smear-proof. And the Studded Kiss Lipstick delivers a velvety finish and an intense, red (almost bloody-looking) hue. Now if that doesn't give you the shivers, I’m not sure what will."
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The Swatch Board
We swatched the NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette to see how the colors looked on different skintones.   Do you have a swatch of this palette? Post a pic in the thread below.   Shop this palette> http://seph.me/10oqgZH
Makeup
Has anyone heard or tried this brand? If so any reviews/oppinions? I ordered a contour palette on Hautelook it was pretty cheap so I figured it's worth a try. 
Antiaging
I wish I had paid attention to my neck earlier in the game, but now I'm making up for lost time. I've always taken great care of my face, and I'm happy to say, that at age 59, it has paid off. But my neck is showing my age and I'd really like to do something about that!   Short of surgery (not an option), I've been using my nighttime heavy duty moisturizers on my neck am and pm, but I'm wondering if it's time to invest in a neck cream. Do they really make a difference? How are they different from face creams? My neck is showing some redness and some horizontal creasing (hope that makes sense) so I'd really like to find a cream that would reduce the redness and help firm up the area a bit.   Has anyone used neck creams that have helped them? Expensive or drugstore, I'm open to suggestions! Thanks!!
Face
I wear Kat Von D foundation in 56 and I want to pick up Make Up For Ever's full cover concealer but I'm not sure which color would match my skin best. Any suggestions?
Face
Has the names of the sephora microsmooth baked foundation changed? Because I cannot find the colour 'Deep 56'
Lips
I fell in love with nyx's She devil lip crayon, its a dark dark dark purpley burgandy. I would love to find a similar shade ing a higher quality formula. the nyx color only lasted maybe in hour and was horribly runny.
Eyes
I want to create a MUFE 3-pan palette of matte shades that are in the taupe family.  I want them to be grouped so that I have all the shades needed for lid/crease/highlight.  I was thinking I want M620 Grey Brown as my darkest shade.  What should my other two be?  I was looking at M536 Milk Tea, M548 Pink Grey, and M558 Dark Taupe, but I am not sure what works together.  I will be swatching in store (presumably at the Rouge event in November, since it will be a trip for me to get to one with all the MUFE shadows) but I wanted to get some expert input here as well!   EDIT:  Now that I'm finding swatches online, I think Milk Tea is too warm.  I want cool tones, obviously.  This is why I need help!!! http://www.sephora.com/artist-shadow-P387670?skuId =1623412
Beauty Insider
My concern is that it's not a blue color texture. The color is dull pastel green. Is that normal? I thought the eye cream was supposed to be blue. Can someone please tell me if the product has gone wrong? 
Makeup
What are good lipliners to go along with the bar audacious lipsticks in olivia and anna?
Face
If I wear shade 40 in MUFE Bronzer, what would my bobbi brown shade be?
All Other Concerns
I was just wondering if any of you have used the BELLI Anti Blemish Face Wash consistently w/ great benefits from it  ( I know they have it at Ulta & the single tube is S.O., and their site) ? I am not pregnant but I am having hormonal  changes. I am having some breakouts & ( jaw line mainly but doesn't hurt or really turn red, etc.) & temperamental skin ( & I am going through a detox / Holistic health plan).   I used a sample of it UST 1 time & loved the way my skin looked & felt instantly (& I am about out of my normal face wash). I looked into Juice Beauty but this seems like a better choice ( & price) for what I have going on ( hormonal imbalance & detox of body, etc. ).   It has a bunch of research & screening behind it & it only has Lactic Acid instead of Glycolic, etc. I was also wondering other than the fact our bodies make this on it's own (Lactic Acid), what are the benefits w/ someone like my skin ( & detox)? Also, what is the difference in these acids when it comes to skin type / what's going on w/ skin?    I have dry to norm. skin (more so dry but better), redness in cheeks (gotten better), " can be " sensitive skin, and hormonal changes.   Any info would be greatly appreciated!  
Lips
Any Dupe for tarte glamazon lipstick in inspired as it is dicontinued ? Plz help Thx
Nails
I know this is probably a long shot since there are no saks/nordstrom etc in the area, but I'll be in the Buffalo/Williamsville area this afternoon and was wondering if anyone knew of anywhere that sold the Christian Louboutin nail color? I've picked up one in Toronto but they're always sold out and was hoping to be able to get another today!
Hair
Hello, fellow Sephora devotees. I have a question about a product that Sephora doesn't sell, but I was hoping some of you may have tried it in the past (or use it currently) and will thus be able to answer these questions. The product is the KQC Thermal Shine Spray, and I'm debating over purchasing it. So, let's brass these tacks, shall we? I have read that you can use the spray on wet AND dry hair, but what I can't find out is if the spray only works (i.e. makes hair glossy/shiny) if a heat tool is used on said hair in conjunction with the spray. Essentially, I want to know if I could use the spray on wet hair, let it air dry, and still get the wonderful glossy results as if I had dried using, say, a hairdryer. Or, if I could use the spray on already-dry hair and get the gloss without using a heated styling tool as well. Anything you all know about this spray would be greatly appreciated information! Thanks in advance.
Natural & Organic
i would love some advice on cosmetics as well as skin care regimen for oily skin thats organic. also something for lines in the lips maybe a plumper thats organic? thanks for the help!!
Beauty Confessions
My skin is combination. I have an eyes on those two for so long now... Anyone ever tried it, plz give me some advice thanks
Face
what shade to i use in Bare skin foundation if i use matte amande 2 in lancome dual finish??
Beauty Insider
I don't know any posted or not. It is on sale for $36 (originally $52) http://www.sephora.com/radiant-day-moisturizer-P37 5433?skuId=1444546
Makeup
I saw in my local Sephora there was a kit with "favorites" or "best sellers". One item that was in it was the Bobbi Brown eye cream and I can NOT find that little kit anywhere online! HELP?!
Face
I posted this in "ask the experts", but thought maybe I should've posted here....   Hey all- I'm having trouble finding the right shade of MUFE HD. I can't get to a store anytime soon, so I tried the shade finder...No match for MUFE HD. I currently wear Estee Lauder Double Wear in 2W2...sometimes I add a little 2W1 with it. Can anyone help me out? I'd also like to know my shade in the Mat Velvet Fdtn and the Pro Finish Powder
Face
Currently wear Bare Minerals in light, all summer was golden medium. I have light to medium skin with yellow undertone.  I am wondering what shade I would be in the Laura Mercier Silk creme foundation.  
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Eyes
The last one is the most recent of me, i really recommend some good makeup colors and such, also a makeup forever artist blush i would really get a advise on i kinda like the more colorful ones like tomato,watermelon and so on but u can take any eyeshadow color and blush whatever makeup u think fits me, to recommend to me. i so have issues with undereye creases and i have quite deep lines which just dont make the concealer cake in them and make me look even more older, someone have a advise
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Ask The Experts
 The last one is the most recent of me, i really recommend some good makeup colors and such, also a makeup forever artist blush i would really get a advise on i kinda like the more colorful ones like tomato,watermelon and so on but u can take any eyeshadow color and blush whatever makeup u think fits me,  to recommend to me. i so have issues with undereye creases and i have quite deep lines which just dont make the concealer cake in them and make me look even more older, someone have a advise