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i am purchasing kat Lock-It foundation, medium 58.  what shade of her concealer cream do you recommend to use with it?  thanks
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi patdale!   If you're using the Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation in Medium 58, and want to use the Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème, I suggest the color Medium 27 bec... see post
Sunday Riley for Acne-prone
 I have combination skin.  I still break out in acne around my chin, especially around my period.  I also am very very fair, so will have discoloration from acne for months after.  So I have oily patches, but then will get dry patches too.  I am a HUGE Sunday Riley fan (Good Genes, Luna).  I was wondering if anyone with a similar skin type recommended UFO or Tidal Cream as part of their routine (or both!)  Thank you!
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KimmyCatz!      I have combination skin as well and I'm also a huge fan of Sunday Riley's Luna Sleeping Night Oil. It's helped with smoothing out the texture of... see post
Facial Routine
  I'm looking to freshen up my facial routine. I have always had sensitive skin and in my early 20's had a lot of difficulty finding products that wouldn't irritate my skin. I am 29 with combination skin I guess, overall my complexion is decent but not perfect. I get blackheads/my pores are obvious through the t-zone, I get white heads and small pimples a few times a month, my skin tone is somewhat uneven and I am prone to redness. I am also prone to dehydration in the winter. I have been using a Kiehl's regiment for the last three or four years, it works but it's not improving my skin anymore. I recently introduced a Ren mask, Glamglow Supermud mask, and Tarte Marcuja Oil into my routine. I love them. I want to change my cleanser/toner/daily moisturizer. I picked up samples of the Boscia black thermal cleanser, their green toner, and the charcoal moisturizer. I'm not really happy with the results. I don't see improvement, and actually I feel my pores are more obvious and imperfections worse than with the Keihl's products. Can you help me up date my daily routine? 
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Bri87!   I also have combination skin that can be pretty sensitive, and it's taken me a while to find products that work well for me. I have found a system that w... see post
Anti aging & acne serum
Can anyone suggest a face serum that's good for acne and anti aging? I tried the Clinique serum but it didn't do anything. Hopefully on the cheaper side but I'll try anything. My skin runs on the oily side.
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@catherineu2   We all want one miracle product that treats everything, is inexpensive, and absolutely suits our skin.  And maybe cooks our lunch while at it.   There... see post
What happened to Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash?
BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR snickerdoodle10 / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
I think Boscia may be discontinuing this. I have seen a lot of them for about $15 at Marshalls and TJMaxx recently.  see post
In desperate need of a NEW and effective skin care routine! Advice needed, PLEASE!
I'm 27, light skin complexion, have fairly sensitive skin and is majority of the time oily. I'm prone to regular acne blemishes, ranging from regular papules and pustules. Moderate Nodules at times, the occasional cysts, I have whiteheads on my chin majority of the time and at times 1 or 2 blackheads along with large pores on my nose. I would consider my acne mild or moderate and often get papules on my neck and jaw line as well, on top of everywhere else on my face. Another concern of mine is my uneven skin tone and texture do to previous acne, leaving me with red spots, as well as acne scars on my cheeks. My face is majority of the time "dull" do all my skin problems. I'm very active, I workout on a daily bases adding to my skin resolution frustrations. I would love to begin adding anti-aging product/products to my skin regimen as well. I'm looking for ANY product/products that would help clear and prevent further breakouts. Along with helping my uneven skin tone/texture, acne scar problems and anti-aging concerns. I would like to wake up with clear, even and bright skin for once! Please help me with product selection, how to, how often and when (AM/PM) to use each product for a new skin regimen. I do own a clarisonic MIA facial brush, so any tips as far as when and how often to use that as well is appreciated. Last but not least, any advice on what type of makeup I should be using for my skin type and any product/products suggestions would be great. I want to look and feel as beautiful as I do on the inside..thank you for your help!
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@aeno89   I provided some suggestions in your other thread:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/In-desperate-need-of-a-NEW-and-effective-skin-care-rout... see post
Help!!
I have very fine thin hair. It hasn't ever grown very well.  I need advice on how to grow it out! I'm currently using alterna products and it has helped a little but not enough for me to repurchase the products. I need advice asap!
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC thx41more / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
I have similar hair issues as you do and, after trying a few things, have managed to grow my hair a lot over the last year.  I take Biotin, 10,000 mg every day, I massag... see post
Products for Milia
Hey everyone! I am a sufferer of milia on my cheeks and sometimes chin. I do use my prescribed Tretinoin cream. However... if you ever used it you know it can cause dryness and peeling. i would like to find something that will still help me prevent the milia but not totally dry me out.  I'm also looking for a good foundation that isn't going to clog me up. I currently use the Bate Minerals Hydration Gel Foundation. It's great, but I'm wanting a bit more coverage.
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BEAUTY BOSS Bananya / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hey @AMWord!!    The thread linked below is quite useful, you should look through it. I used to suffer from milia a while ago and much of what is suggested in the thre... see post
I was just worried since I have not seen this type of lack of service in Sephora
I have 2 orders I process and a new one placed today I was hoping that Sephora has no other problems with these orders and with this new order 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
While it's not out of the ordinary for retailers to begin experiencing an influx of order volumes during sales and the holiday season, Sephora has begun to state notific... see post
Help,
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Which acne products is the best
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Isou!   There are a host of acne fighting products available and choosing one may frankly come down to what type of blemishes you're experiencing and what portion ... see post
Hourglass blush/brush
Good morning! I just purchased an Hourglass Blush. Typically I use Nars and apply it with my fingers, but the case on the Hourglass is too small. What type of brush do you recommend? Thanks in advance for your advice!  Michelle 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're looking to stick with Hourglass, they do have a brush that can be used to apply blush, it resembles a smaller powder brush---     Depending on your pers... see post
Can i post some pics and get some help on what my skin needs?
I have a combination of freckles (which I love and am not looking to lighten), mild rosacea, and uneven tone.  I rarely break out but have some small bumps that never turn into anything bigger.   If I am on the wrong board can someone point me in the right direction please? Thanks
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BEAUTY BOSS Bananya / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
@NickyLT I use the FAB radiance pads when I get bumpy, uneven skin on my forehead and they work beautifully. It does take a day or two to actually see the results but co... see post
PMD Experience?
I splurged and bought a PMD and I'm curious to hear different experiences with it. I have slight hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and chin that I'm hoping to get rid of.
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just to add to what I said earlier, Tonight I graduated from Ultra sensitive to sensitive disc. Might sound  like I was stuck on Ultra sensitive for too long but I prefe... see post
Luna Mini? Opinions?
So I have really bad acne due to pores that clog really easily. I am considering buying the Foreo Luna Mini, but I don't want to invest if it is a waste. Can you guys share some stories or opinions on it?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, ReaganDrew!   A Foreo Luna Mini is a great investment, I personally have one and wrote about it in the below----   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Acne/Clarisoni... see post
What's the best order to use the masks and treatments in the Glamglow Supermud gift set?
The gift set includes three different ones... I'm assuming you finish with with moisturizing treatment but do you use the blemish clearing mask or the exfoliating mask first?
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HALL OF FAMER jellybean917 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wouldn't recommend using all three at one time. The exfoliating and blemish clearing masks are pretty heavy duty, so if you use both, your skin might be pretty strippe... see post
QUESTIONS ABOUT CLINIQUE ACNE SOLUTIONS
Hello guys! Today I purchased the Clinique Acne Solutions, I bought the cleansing gel, clarifying lotion and the clearing gel. Recently, I have been breaking out like crazy and have a bunch of acne scars. I believe this happened as I stopped using proactive I've tried a bunch of different products like spectro, clean and clear, etc. but none of them have worked. I have a few questions about CLINIQUE ACNE SOLUTIONS -How long would it take to see if its working? -If I stop using it, would I have a crazy breakout? -Is there any other brand or product you would recommend that is better? Hope to hear your thoughts soon!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ekd0616,   For any skincare I think you should wait at least 2-3 weeks to see how your skin really looks and feels, though I understand that acne can disappear fa... see post
Good Basic cleanser for breakout prone skin
I have been using obagi gel cleanser for 3 years and it's a good cleanser however I still have breakouts, blackheads and oily skin.  I also use retin a so I do not like cleansers with active ingredients.  Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.  
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Kstrauss / FRESH FACE / replied
  I have also been recommended Caulide (sp?) do you have any thoughts on those products? see post
bumps and very large pores on my t zone
I have bumps and very large pores on my t zone. My skin type is combo and Ive been breaking out so much recently. Any suggestions on a skin care product to use?
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BEAUTY MAVEN Noora001 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Haha yep, I really need to get some greens back into my diet. Thanks for the suggestion, Ill definitely try the apple cider. How do you apply it to you face? As a toner... see post
looking for a product that tightens pores!
I need something that will tighten the pores on my nose! I can clear out all of the blackheads I want but its no use if they stay open and can just fill up again! Has anyone found any products that they like?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Pores are genetics, they don't have muscles to open and close. Blackheads on the nose are sebaceous filments, they are different you can Google the differences. SFS can ... see post
Men Skin Care
I am in search for men skin care. My husband have oily face and dry body. He has ache from head to toes so needs to cover that. He gets them all the time and mostly big ones. He doesn't do anything now. Can anyone help?
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Jack Black and Anthony Logistics are both great skincare lines for men (Jack Black have a shampoo/face/body wash in 1 I think, great for guys who hate fussy stuff, lol).... see post
I need an acne treatment that actually works- tried clinique acne solutions clinical clearing gel and it didnt work.
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Would you give us a run down of skincare products used? They may need changing as well. It may be a good idea to also visit a doctor. see post
Herbivore vs Sunday Riley
So, I know these are two very different companies as it relates to their platforms. Love me or hate me, I've never really cared about ingredients in skin care all that much - I care more about results. I mean that in the most non-snarky way possible btw lol so please don't take it harshly!   Sooooo that being said, has anyone out there had experience with both brands, and would recommend one or the other? I'm mostly curious about the oils. I was planning on buying the SR Luna and UFO oil , but the Herbivore Lapis looks interesting. What about the Moon Fruit night cream? Does anyone find it performs better than SR Good Genes?   Finally, that blue tansy mask looks like it could be a good find! they have a pineapple one as well, but it doesn't look like its available at Sephora yet.   Thoughts?!
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HALL OF FAMER k617 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I personally look at the ingredient list because I know what works and what doesn't for me. My skin likes jojoba oil, rose oil, grape seed oil, but I react to coconut oi... see post
Acne scars
Hi, I was wondering if any of you know any not too expensive products that get rid of acne scarring Thanks
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BEAUTY WHIZ bansheebeatt / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I have used Mario Badescu's Whitening Mask in the past to work on dark spots left over from acne and have had a lot of success with it! You can pick it up online or at U... see post
Best Acne System?
Looking for a great acne system, specifically for people prone to blackheads. Was considering proactiv but have hear mixed reviews.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wouldn't get a system, usually the same ingredients are over kill for the skin and dry it out. One good leave on treatment 1x day is typically enough.  For me, otc do... see post
Are there any skincare products for acne scarring?
I had some pretty bad acne the past 3-4 months which prior to that I usually had pretty clear skin. It was just on my jawline and now that it's gone i'm left with scarring. Are there any products like face masks, or whatever that actually will help clear the scarring or am I pretty much screwed unless I get some kind of laser treatment or something?
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HALL OF FAMER kelloua / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Depending on the severity of the acne scaring, you might have luck with a derm-grade facial peel.  I did a couple in my derm's office when my acne was acting up and they... see post
What are the best products for acne?
Hi i am wondering what are the best acne products for oily skin and sensitive skin?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @RileyHiggins,   I really like the Murad line. I have more oily skin, but it's great for acne and sensitive skin as well. I suggest checking out their Time Releas... see post
becca ultimate coverage concealing cream- loved when i tired in store! okay to use on acne/sensitive skin? will it make my acne worse?
   
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi heyygirl,   The Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealing Cream is great for covering acne! Just be sure to use a small amount, a little goes a long way with this one. ... see post
Long-lasting foundation for acne prone skin?
I have very oily skin and have struggled a lot with my acne. My makeup will never stay on and will usually be gone within 2-3 hours. I'm looking for a foundation that will give me a full coverage for my acne and will also be very long-lasting even through heat and humidity. 
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SPECIAL GUEST JeniferNicole / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I'm loving the UD All Nighter Foundation! Great matte finish for oily or textured skin. The staying power is amazing. On super long days I paired it with Too Faced hango... see post
What are the best products for acne
My skin is used to be pretty clear and I would only get an occasional pimple or two on my jawline or chin. About the past 3 months or so I have been getting more and more acne and whiteheads along my jawline. I dont know if it is because I started using a new foundation ( loreal Infallible pro matte) or I started using the laura mercier hydrating primer ( I dont use it every day though maybe only 1-2x a week) which those two are the only new product I have been using since the breakouts have occurred or if its just hormonal acne. My routine now just consists of using simple micellar makeup remover wipes to remove my makeup then I will either use my clarisonic with cetaphil face wash or boscia purifying cleansing gel. Then 1-2x a week I use the glam glow youth mud mask. Besides those products which aren't helping much with clearing the acne all they mostly do is make my face feel clean and refreshed what are the best products I could use to help clear it up and also to help clear some of the scarring it has caused?
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bulldoglover8 / RISING STAR / replied
  HI, I recommend Peter Thomas Roth Anti aging gel cleanser and the max complexion correction pads.  I suddenly broke out a few months ago and a friend recommended thes... see post