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Will spear be carrying the new too faced natural collection?
HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @supri I have never heard of Spear - can you tell us more about it? What country is it based in? see post
how to set foundation?
I am looking for a cruelty-free product that doesn't give flashback. Which is better-colored setting powder or a translucent powder? and pressed or loose powder? just what is the best way to set foundation?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @Tayonce   sorry you didn't get an answer, but there is a thread dedicated to updating on cruelty-free brands that may assist you..   http://community.sephora.com... see post
Color iq number for discontinued product?
I need the color iq number for Clinique Perfectly Real foundation in shade #1. I've also worn the Clinique almost powder in shade fair. I haven't had any luck with the online shade finder because these two items have been discontinued. Can anyone help? I'm not near a store to go in to be matched. 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi @eliz77 did you find the answer? see post
Cleaning Liquid Potted Makeup
How I should clean liquid/cream makeup in an open pot? Makeup like the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Cover Concealer, Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealer for example. I apply it with my fingers so germs and bacteria probably build up. Do I spray some rubbing alcohol in it? Unfortunately, I haven't seen anything online on how to clean liquid makeup with this packaging but I really want to make my makeup last! Please help! 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ooh @jessicaaaam this is pretty tricky because most things in a pot cannot be sanitized.. it's the #1 reason potted items are usually banned from trades unless they are ... see post
Eczema friendly Make up products ?
Are there any eczema friendly make up products. I get red, dry after a day of wearing make up sometimes. Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi @Rachaelamyy sorry to hear you are dealing with eczema. Is there a particular product you are looking for? foundation / primer / etc? see post
Is Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation supposed to separate in the bottle?
I got a brand new Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation from Sephora today and noticed the foundation has separated in the bottle. We then checked three different Sephoras and all the bottles looked the same. Does anyone know if it's normal for the Genius Gel to separate in the bottle? If I shake it mixes together and after awhile separates again. Is the foundation bad or is this normal for this product due to the gel texture? Thank you.
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BEAUTY MAVEN sarahsxt / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I sent an email and will post what they say! Thank you.  see post
MUFE shade Y225
What's a shade darker than Y225? I had myself matched yesterday but I feel like it's too light
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BEAUTY BUFF nano101 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Ok, great. What would be the shade equivalent of that if I were to use MAC foundation. I need the foundation for my wedding. So far I haven't had an exact match yet:( Be... see post
I am currently using Nars sheer glow foundation in Stromboli but would like to try MUFE instead
Can anyone tell me what the matching shade in Make Up Forever HD foundation would be?  I can't make it into a store so it would be really helpful to be able to buy it online.  Thanks!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @tehm,    If you would like to try the MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation, your best match would be shade 153 = Y405 - Golden Honey. (:    see post
Tom Ford Terra or Marc Jacobs Bronzer? Or your Favorite
Hello!  I am thinking of splurging on a new bronzer and wanted to see which one you like better Tom Ford Terra, Marc Jacobs Bronzer or is there some other brand I should look at.  I have Chanel Tan de Soleil, Bobbi Brown Medium Bronzer and a sample of the Benefit Hoola.   Any advice is appreciated?  I have light to medium skin tone- Blonde Hair/Green Eyes.   Thank you,
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @RadiantBliss,    Those bronzers are great choices! They're absolutely beautiful and I love the packaging of both. I've heard great things about the Urban Decay B... see post
What is a good dry shampoo for dry straight hair ?
MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @walnut,    @Mcakes and @Asche made really great recommendations! I'd love to chime in and say I also recommend Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. It has oat milk... see post
Any tips on how to prevent under eye creasing?
Hi there! I've posted one question before and I got such a helpful answer that I thought I'd try again for another reoccurring problem that I've had. As the title says, that problem is under eye creasing. I'm 26 and I take care of myself, so I don't have super wrinkly under eyes or anything, but I do have some fine lines and creases right at the inner corner of my eyes. These are the steps I usually take for just my under eyes;   1. Lancome rénergie eye cream in the morning to moisturize 2. Smashbox under eye primer 3. I dot Lancome waterproof concealer under my eyes (I do not use a lot, just a few dots that I then blend out) 4. I blend it out with a beautyblender 5. I set everything with Laura Mercier Translucent Powder   No matter how much care I take to make sure the creases aren't there I always see them as soon as I set my under eyes. I've tried all the tips I've come across so far. Someone told me that I might be using too much product so I have only moisturized my under eyes then applied my concealer but the annoying lines were still there. Any tips? Any product I don't yet know about that will help with this?       
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you don't see them until you set your under eye area, maybe you are using too much setting powder?   You mentioned having the same problem even if using just eye cr... 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 MAVEN uscgirlie / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Anytime @YoiFran! Fingers crossed that you also receive a new batch if you order it!  see post
whats the next shade lighter than Y325?
Help, my I'm using MUFE HD foundation in the shade Y325. My skin has gotten lighter so my foundation looks a little darker. What's the next shade lighter than Y325? 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @nano101,   I suggest trying Y315 if you want to go lighter. I hope this helps!    Best Wishes,   Janean see post
Big pores
I have huge pores everytime I try foundation my face looks cakey because of the textured skin. Foundation embraces my pores and that's why I don't wear makeup because it looks bad. What can I do so my pores won't look huge and textured skin won't look bad my main problem are huge pores. What's the best primer and foundation for this? 
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HALL OF FAMER irenet / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I had the same issue and the first thing I did was up my skincare routine. Making sure your skin underneath your foundation is well taken care of is important. When I st... see post
Full Coverage Foundation you don't feel on skin??
Hi guys, I'm doing my sister's makeup for her graduation. We want her to wear foundation because she has acne-prone skin, yet she hates the feeling of foundation on her skin. As an example, she used to own the Armani Luminous Silk and never uses it. Can anyone recommend a full coverage foundation that is very lightweight?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @alexvtol,   I really like the Lancome Teint Idole 24 HR Foundation. It does not feel heavy on the skin and looks natural.    I also suggest the Nars Sheer Gl... see post
Looking for affordable brush for setting undereye area
I'm not a big powder anything fan, but I've recently started setting my undereye area with the KVD brightening powder.   My main issue is that I don't have a good powder brush, and I can't really afford the pricey ones.   Can someone please recommend good brushes for setting powder, mostly under the eyes, that won't break the bank? I can't fork out $30+ for a single brush
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BEAUTY MASTER MissPuff / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
One more option that's slightly larger than the RT setting brush (which I also recommend), is the ELF small tapered brush. This is the brush I use for both applying my s... see post
FOUNDATION FOR COMBINATION SKIN
I'm thinking of buying 2-3 foundation that is quite full coverage to cover blemishes, not clogging, natural finish, looks great in real life and photos, doesn't cake up around the nose or dry patches. I know i'm asking for the impossible but I hope there is one close to what I want 😅   I have combination skin, my t-zone area extremely oily but still have dry patches. I also would like to ask for shade recommendation too if possible ( NC 30-35, my foundation match is MUFE Y325)   I'm thinking of buying : -Giorgio Armani (does it cover blemishes and not look too oily by the end of the day?)  I consider buying it with Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Enhancer, but my main concern is do they hold up oils because with my MUFE Ultra Hd I get quite oily by midday. -Estee Lauder Double Wear (do they have flashbacks?) -Urban Decay All Nighter (do they oxidize?) -Too Faced Born This Way (I heard this separates on oily skin) -Hourglass Vanish foundation stick (they're only 0.25oz I think, seems so little product) -Nars All Day and Sheer Glow -Marc Jacobs Remarcable.
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BEAUTY MAVEN natashamaureen / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I used to use Sunday Riley Cleansing Balm, Sunday Riley Good Genes , Drunk Elephant TLC Glycolic and Drunk Elephant C Firma Day Serum. All was well when using those, the... see post
How to get rid of this confusing red spot?!
I have had a large red spot on my cheek for years now. It never changes, it's not acne, a cyst, or anything like that. I think it's just a large red freckle, as weird as that sounds. I use retinol and it does not lessen the spot. Any recommendations? My skin is combination and occasionally sensitive. Pic attached.  
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BEAUTY BOSS lookupandsmile / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I had a red spot that was similar. Had it for years and it did not change. Would not go away regardless of what I used. Went to the dermatologist and it was a pre-cancer... see post
Giorgio Armani Foundation Luminous Silk vs. Powder Fabric
so theres the new foundation and I originally wanted the luminous silk because everyone loved it so much. I typically have oilier skin and wanted to match my shade (5 in luminous silk) to the right shade in the new armani foundation (powder fabric) but I heard that the numbers were off between the 2 (meaning the shades aren't the same between the numbers they are labeled for as shades). I used a foundation color finder website and it said the closest was shade 5.5 in fabric matches 5 in luminous silk but I also watched a video of this girl that said shade 5 in fabric was slightly darker than 5 in luminious silk so if I could get help that would be great.
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC 125jane / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Luckily I found a store in Beverly Hills that carried the foundation and I discovered I am in the shade 3.5. I am much paler now than I was originally when I got my colo... see post
I use Smashbox 4.05 what would be a color match on Kat Von D%27s Lock it Tatoo foundation%3F
I use Smashbox 4.05 what would be a color match on Kat Von D's Lock it Tattoo foundation?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @TigresssNicole,    If you are referring to the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation in COLOR 4.05 then your color match in the KVD Lock-It Foundatio... see post
What would my foundation shade in the Estee Lauder double wear stay-in-place makeup be if my color iq is 1Y08?
What would my foundation shade in the Estee Lauder double wear stay-in-place makeup be if my color iq is 1Y08?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Addy2025,   Based on your Color IQ, it looks like your match would be Ivory Beige 3N1. I hope that helps! see post
find a summer foundation! HELP am
The foundation i wore in the winter now makes me face super oily in the texas heat. I like a semi dewy, natural, finish but i hate my face looking like an oil slick! Does anyone suggest a good light to medium coverage foundation that keeps my slightly dewy looking, but doesn't make my skin so oily during the heat of the day?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@caityh I sweat from thinking about hot things.. but what works for me is     Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 43   or    Guerl... see post
Desperate for cellulite help
Hi, I am going on vacation with my boyfriend at the end of the month, I am desperately trying to find a product that helps to combat back-thigh cellulite. Does anyone know of a product that would help with this? Thanks!
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Genoveva15 / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi. I hope that I am not too late in providing my opinion. But my suggestion can be used at any point of time as we keep on facing cellulite and stretch marks. I have he... see post
I'M TORNNN
Hi everyone! Fist time posting   - just wondering if anyone has an opinion on which skin care brand I should try. After muuuuuch searching I've narrowed it down to Ole Henriken, Dr Murad or REN . Currently using Clinique's 3 step system which has cleared up my oily t zone amazingly, so I am curious about their Even Better , Turn-around  or Anti-Gravity . I'm light/medium(tan) skinned with a freckly face (not too dark freckle) but my face has been as dull as a big grey cloud since I can remember. It really lacks glow, it genuinely is grey. Oh I'm a smoker too (not heavily just..a lil bit, so PLZ don't suggest that I give up hehe) I also have really dark shadows on the inner corners of my eyes kinda coming onto my nose.....I get enough sleep every night probably more than the average person.    If anyone could recommend some products or give advice from experience I'd really appreciate it! Like I said, I've done loads of research about the best brands and IMO I've narrowed it down to the top 3 but open to change!   Thanks fellow beauty lovers 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree that REN is the best out of the three listed - but I would actually recommend a 4th option and go with Laneige.   When I was on the search for the perfect skin... see post
Question Time!
It's almost Friday so I figured we could start the almost-weekend with a fun question! I have the slightest feeling we will get a lot of great answers for this one     If you could create your ultimate dream box of deluxe samples what would be inside?   Can't wait to hear your ideas!
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here’s what I have in my dream box so far... No red lipstick that’s for sure. :D And new releases of anything are always fun!   Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C ro... see post
What is th BEST for PUFFY Under Eye Bags ?????
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, saintd!   Puffiness and undereye bags can be caused by a host of factors. If you find that they tend to come and go to the point where things like dietary practice... see post
Whats the best under eye cream to get rid of hollow under eyes
I have used the smashbox under eye primer and I have just started using the Becca under eye primer. But, my hollowness is still appearing under the corner of my eye closest to my nose. I'm thinking this is more of a night primping solution. Has this happened to anyone else? Open to all options!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Smashbox does have the Photo Op Brightener; however, they also have their Hydrating Undereye Primer as well! :) see post
Best primer for extremely oily skin?
I have the oiliest skin and I can't seem to find a primer that will combat that oil for more than three hours. Have any ideas?   I'm considering maybe using a different moisturizer to target my oil problem, as well as a different setting powder (currently i have MUFE HD, Tarte Smooth Operator, and Becca Blotting Powder). But mostly I am on the hunt for the best primer for oily skin   Thank you!!
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BEAUTY BOSS sydtomato / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
MUFE step 1 mattifying primer, clinique stay matte foundation, laura mercier powder, urban decay oil slick setting spray.  I used to have extremely oily skin before acne... see post
Play! by Sephora coming to Canada?
Just wondering if Sephora plans on expanding the Play! subscription box to Canada?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @nabila89,    Hopefully! But we don't have this information at this time.   Best, Mali see post
Foundation separating?
Hi everyone!   Lately I've noticed that my foundation is separating and looking extra patchy throughout the day. I currently use Revlon ColorStay foundation for combo/oily skin and Maybelline's Fit Me concealer. I'm curious if whether my foundation and concealer aren't meshing well together? I really like the Fit Me concealer.   Also, I know you're supposed to use silicone-based primers and foundation together and water-based products together. But what about moisturizers? I currently use the Celestial moisturizer by Lush. It's main ingredients are vanilla water and almond oil, so I'm not sure if that's technically oil-based or-water based. Could that be affecting the foundation separating throughout the day?   Any advice would be appreciated!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! Feel free to touch base back here in Beauty Talk after you experiment with application and even trying a different powder if you need more assistance! see post