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Help with foundation???
I have pretty pale skin, and i am trying to find a foundation to wear that isn't too overpowering. I went in and was reccomended the UD all nighter, and don't get me wrong it is an amazing foundation, it's just too much for everyday wear for me. Any ideas? I have combination skin.
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kalpurnia / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much! This helps me tremendously!   see post
Long-Lasting+FULL coverage foundation?
What is the best full coverage, long lasting foundation for super oily skin that doesn't settle in wrinkles?
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Pat McGrath Labs 004 Lipstick
Which Pat McGrath lipstick would look best on a blue-eyed red head, Venom 1 or 2 or both?   Thank you, Maxine
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madenton / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much for your input!!! I will buy that one for sure! see post
Foundation shade help!
I am trying to pick shades for the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick and Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation. Can you help? Color IQ is 1R14
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Pale Skin, Help
I have incredibly pale skin. This is accompanied by dark circles under my eyes.  And I generally have moderate-high oily skin and red coloring to my nose and cheeks. I have a hard time finding concealer that gives me the full coverage to camouflage these imperfections without it becoming cakey. I'm usually wary of purchasing makeup I'm unfamiliar with so I tend to stick to what I know, but I am looking to change this. Any advise on a concealer and foundation that would help to combat this issue? I currently use MaryKay Concealer in Ivory 2 (small black squeezable tube) and Covergirl Tru Blend in L1.   Any advise is greatly appreciated, thank you!  
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ashtho / RISING STAR / replied
Thank you so much for your suggestions!  see post
Skincare HELP!
I am 30 years old and I  have normal to dry skin. I never had acne throughout my teen years but since hitting my mid 20's, my skin has been a mess. I have multiple cystic acne bumps on my cheeks, hairline, and chin at all times and I cannot seem to be able to find a routine that consistently helps with this. I used Create (a benzoperoxide and tea tree oil mix) for a period of time and this reduced my acne but seems to have stopped working. I feel like I have tried everything... Glycolic Acid Serum and Moisturizer, Good Genes, Drunk Elephant Framboise Serum, etc, etc. I am getting married in a year and would like to have nice, clear skin for my big day. Please help me find a good gentle routine that would help!!! I'm desperate...
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HALL OF FAMER Harpier82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Well, the first advice for anyone whose skin has changed significantly is to see a dermatologist, if you haven't already.  While there are potentially a number of possib... see post
Foundation shade
Hello, I am the shade Y215 in Makeup Forever's Water Blend Face and Body Foundation. I am wanting to purchase Makeup Forever's Ultra HD foundation and Too Faced's Born This Way foundation. I do not have a Sephora near me and I was hoping someone could help. I have an olive/yellow undertone and I am kind of on the pale side right now. 
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Glitch! ??
Has anyone received an email regarding a sephora glitch?
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HALL OF FAMER MzDedeInAz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ok, Thank You.   see post
Hii I am looking for a really good eyeliner for sensitives eye (contact lenses wear) ???
DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@oumaimaaa,   Sorry for the late response! Here are some pencil eyeliners I'd recommend for you:     tarte Tarteist™ Double Take Eyeliner http://www.sephora.... see post
Make-up tips
Hello, I am 11 years old, and I want some advice from using make-up...Example some tips Thanks Mack
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Mack05!   The world of makeup is really vast so to help myself and others tailor tips and techniques for applications, let us know what products you're working wit... see post
caudalie polyphenol c15 overnight detox oil… has this been discontinued?
i can't find this product on Sephora anymore? is it or has it been discontinued?
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR freshjuice / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
I'm looking for this, too!!     see post
bare minerals
hello. so i recently bought the complexion rescue from bare minerals. i love that it has SPF, minerals and a light coverage. Theres simply one downfall, it makes my face skinny and almost kinda oily. is there a good alternative with all the same benefits i should try? thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i think so. I havent used it in so long i had much more color back then and was medium beige. I have my eye on light beige. see post
Do you set your concealer before or after applying your powder foundation?
Do you set your concealer before or after applying your powder foundation? I recently bought Laura Mercier's Translucent Setting Powder, but I'm not sure if I should use it before of after applying my bare minerals bare pro pressed powder foundation.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awesome news! I hope your wear-time continues to go well! :D see post
Too-Faced bronzer
What is a good Too Faced bronzer that is closest in color to the Too Faced 16 hour bronzer. I noticed it's not available anymore
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
HI, Briberry721! In keeping within the Too Faced brand, if you're wanting a bronzer comparable to the 16 Hour Endless Summer Bronzer, I would recommend the Chocolate Sol... see post
best blackhead remover
JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @mtornabene,   I suggest the Caolion Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack. It r emoves impurities, blackheads, and dead skin cells, resulting in smoother and firmer-... see post
Talc-free bronzer for contouring
Hi, my face breaks out in red itchy patches and hives whenever I use face powders, bronzers, and blush that contain talc. For some reason I'm okay with talc when it's in liquid foundation, though. But if my face isn't completely covered in foundation, whatever skin is exposed when I apply bronzer all over will turn red and itchy, even up into my hairline.   Cover FX matte setting powder has been a life saver for me as it is talc and paraben-free. I see they make a bronzer too, so I should give that a try, as my Tarte Amazonian Clay bronzer and Benefit Hoola bronzer make me itchy. Seems to be getting worse lately, maybe it's the dry winter air that causes my skin to be extra irritated and sensitive.    My question is, besides Cover FX, what other brands make talc-free products? "talc-free" isn't a filter that comes up whenever I search on the Sephora site   Thanks a lot
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Happy to help! There's lots of suggestions from all in this thread, best of luck testing and swatching in stores to find a shade suitable! ^_^ see post
Immaculate foundation substitute
Sorry new to chat... Now that I have how to post properly... I've been using immaculate foundation from hourglass and I love it... I am almost out... I went online everywhere to find it in shell and it's sold out everywhere and I mean everywhere... On this site... On their site... I am bummed... And suggestions? Another brand, but similar? I'm open... my skin really reacts nicely to hourglass... it's just frustrating...Thanks so much...
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icelandgirl / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much for answering me.. I really appreciate the help.. you got exactly what i was looking for.. something I didn't need to set.. I am all over it.. I will t... see post
Dark Under Eye Circles
So for the past year, my mother has been really focused on her under eyes. She's super conscious of how dark they are, and has been trying a variety of different under eye serums. Last year, for Christmas, I even got her the IT Cosmetics Bye-Bye Under eye concealer that she wanted, but she sad it dried out the skin under her eyes. Is there any suggestions for an under eye serum that would help (preferably in the $60 or less category)? She's around 56 and has sensitive skin.
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breast / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi, i am of fair complexion and i realize that i have darkness under my eyes, im very conscious of it, what is the best product to remove dark circle im 40 see post
I need a foundation that doesn't orange my complexion.
I've been using Clinique Even Better in both Ivory and Neutral for a long while, however both shades have their respective issues. I have an olive complexion, and while the Neutral matches my skin when tanned in summer, it does not make for a good year-long foundation. The ivory was suggested to me several times over, however it turns a distinct and deep orange when in contact with my skin. I am half native-american/caucasian and have a lighter olive complexion, with combination skin (with dry and oily areas), mild acne/blackhead inflammation, and dark anemic circles around my eyes. I am seeking a foundation, concealer, and matte powder (sealing powder?) that matches better with my skin tone. I am desperately seeking advice. Thank you.
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Teabiscuits / RISING STAR / replied
you're totally awesome, I have a new foundation that presents the oranging so I will try the KGD most definitely! see post
Urban Decay vs. Kat Von D Foundation Shades?
I currently wear a 3.25 to a 3.5 in UD Naked Skin Weightless Foundation.  The 3.25 will be too light once winter is over.  I have cool skin undertones.  What shade should I wear in Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation?
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SPECIAL GUEST KPotsAndPans / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you so much! A match for both would be helpful.  I bought a 52 but it's too dark and possibly not the right undertone.  see post
Hands
What's the difference between cream and lotion for your hands? I am looking for something that isn't greasy and keep hands healthy looking. My main issue is my nails/skin around them. Also is there any night time treatment?
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HALL OF FAMER sarahshter / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Skin Fix hand cream.  You will love it.   see post
New Skincare Routine for Hormonal Acne
Hey y'all,    I've had acne since I was a teen and am still struggling with it as a 26-year old. I used to be on topical medications but switched to a pill called spironolactone a little less than a year ago. It's been a life saver and I've been able to stop using my prescription topical creams.   However, because spiro cleared up my skin tremendously and because I am also a Sephora employee, I've been experimenting with new skincare. I recently broke out horribly after using a combination of the Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Gel and Josie Maran's spf 47 moisturizer (I used Ole's night treatment for almost three weeks without breakouts until I incorporated Josie's sunscreen, which broke me out immediately). I've since stopped using both because my skin was aggravated and dry, on top of breaking out.   Since I've stopped using these two products, I incorporated Sunday Riley's UFO oil into my night routine. I love that this doesn't dry my skin out and has a BHA. I've been using this for roughly 5 nights and while my acne is beginning to get less and less, I still have a few new pimples that pop up every other day or so.   Here is my current routine: AM - Exuviance Antibacterial Moisturizing Face Cleanser -First Aid Beauty Vitamin Mist as a toner -Josie Maran Argan Whipped Face Butter  *days without makeup I use Supergoop's Mineral Sunscreen in place of the argan face butter, otherwise I use a BB cream w/spf as my "foundation"    PM - Exuviance Antibacterial Moisturizing Face Cleanser (sometimes I use First Aid Beauty's Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser if breakouts are horrible) - Sunday Riley U.F.O. oil - Josie Maran Argan Whipped Face Butter   My skin is combination oily with most oil in the t-zone and cheeks and dryness where my acne occurs which is along my jawline, lower cheeks, and neck. I am also sensitive.   I am hoping for a recommendation on a potentially new or improved skincare routine based on these concerns. My biggest concerns are acne and small white bumps of texture. Otherwise, my skin is fortunately pit-free as I never picked my acne too much!   I do also prefer a cruelty-free skincare routine <3         
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC wendyddo / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
I would definately incorporate Boscia clear complexion toner, and use their face treatment as well but only in the areas where u are prone to breakouts.the vitamin mist ... see post
Kat Von D
I am really wanting to try the Kat Von D lock it foundation but not really sure of what shade to buy I am currently wearing Tan in ITS Bye Bye foundation can someone help
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @lipstick4ever,   It looks like your best shade match may be Medium 64 Neutral in the Lock It Foundation. I'd recommend visiting your local Sephora store and gett... see post
All about Luxury skincare! Come in and chat about your skincare, treatments, tools and products
Hello beauty talk members, I see so many color threads here. I love to chat about luxury skincare products and procedures. I am addicted to trying new things and am always on the lookout for something new in skincare.    Have a favorite luxury brand or product?  Have a fav skin tool or treatment? Please share. Curious about botox? Spa treatments and peels? let's share our experiences here .   We can also post good GWP's, and specials.
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BEAUTY PRO ashlynaf / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I just ordered the Maya chia Supercouple. I'm so excited to get it. It was between that and Vintner's Dauther, but my aesthetician gave me samples of Vintner's Daughter ... see post
CoverFx Total Cover cream Foundation. HELP Please!
So, I purchased the coverfx cream foundation in G60. I found it a tad too yellow. But I'm worried that the neutral series will be too pink! Do any of you ladies have ant experience with this foundation and their range of shades? I am 6.5/7.5 shade in armani luminous silk, syracuse in nars, and in mac nc40. depending on the brand and foundation i go with either warm undertones, golden, olive, and sometimes neutral. So it can be difficult for me. 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @BLover,    Although I haven't tried the foundation myself, I know that they do have shades specifically for netural undertones and pink undertones, so you should... see post
Live Chat with Huda Beauty
This thread is closed. Thank you for your participation!   Famed beauty blogger turned Huda Beauty founder Huda Kattan is heading to BeautyTalk to answer all of your questions. Love her advice above? Get more tips like this on Wednesday, February 15. Come back to this thread between 9am and 10am PST to ask her anything—from her go-to lip contouring trick to her favorite neutral lipstick shade for selfies.   Be sure click "Follow this thread" on the right side of this post to be notified via email when one of your questions is answered.
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HudaKattan BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
It was amazing chatting to you my loves! Thank you so much for all your questions! I love you guys so much!!! See you guys on Instagram @hudabeauty and Snapchat: realhud... see post
what primer is THE BEST primer for oily acne prone skin the will hide pores?
I am looking for a really good primer for oily, acne prone skin and large pores, it needs to hide pores and make skin flawless. Also information on a pairing concealer and setting powder would be wonderful.   I have tried a few and I haven't liked any.. Tried Smashbox and most recently clinique superprimer. it is awful so sad about that
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BEAUTY WHIZ rae1993 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Benefit Porefessional is really great for reducing for size see post
Help needed for right Urban Decay Naked palette
Hello, I want to get my friend the Urban Decay Naked Palette as she has talked about it incessantly. I want to surprise her and I'm a guy who knows next to nothing about makeup. I tried doing my own research on whether I should get Naked 1, 2 or 3 but it is a bit confusing. I do know she recently got a Mac concealer that is NW25 which I Googled and it says it is Neutral-Warm; she also got foundation that is N5 from Mac. Does that mean Naked 3 will work for her well? It's her birthday and I want to get the right one.   Thank you for your help!
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BEAUTY BOSS jinxski / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I personally think the Naked 1 palette is the most versatile of the lot, and probably a good starter if she doesn't own any of the Naked Palettes! Good luck! :) see post