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Hyperpigmentation/dark spot concerns
I have dark spots on my face, especially on my upper lip.  It really bothers me as it looks like I have hair there or I have a dirty face.  So far nothing has worked in lightening them and they get much darker in the summer, even when I wear susncreen.  I've tried prescription hydroquinone, light therapy laser.  Hydroquinone didn't help, the laser treatment did for a bit, but they all came back.  Does anyone know of a product that can help in getting rid of them?  And also a sunscreen that can hopefully help avoid getting them any darker in the summer?  
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Toner and Cleanser recomendations?
I've been searching for the right cleanser and toner for my skin. I have normal to dry skin and most cleansers I've tried make my face feel sticky. I'm constantly buying new skincare and taking them back to the store. I'd like a cruelty free cleanser and toner that helps hydrate my skin.   Any help is greatly appreciated
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi TinkerElle,   Based on your specific concerns, I'd suggest trying the Drunk Elephant Pekee Bar! This product tones, cleanses, hydrates, and even removes your make... see post
Foundation Shade Help
Hi!    I am looking to try the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation as I've heard amazing things about it! However my local Sephora doesn't carry Estee Lauder cosmetics (only skincare-boo) so I'm not able to get properly color matched/sampled. I'm willing to buy a full size, but I am not sure which shade to go with. I'm very pale, current foundation is Tarte Amazonian Clay in Fair Beige....and with most foundations I tend to wear the lightest or second lightest shade. Any help/advice would be amazing!!!!   -Tanya
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR shayog / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
It seems the color IQ for your current foundation is 2Y02 and there isn’t an exact match for the Estee Lauder Double Wear. I even checked the next lighter/darker IQ numb... see post
Foundation brush help!
I need a foundation brush....I am up for any suggestions that you have tried and loved....it will be for liquid foundation...thank you!!
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR shayog / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
I love the Morphe 439. It's rather thick, but it buffs liquid foundation onto your skin and the end result looks amazing. It works far better for me than a flat or stipp... see post
Sensitive Skin
Are the Sephora brand over night mask or eye mask okay to use on sensitive skin? I really want to try one out but I'm afraid I might have a reaction. :/
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi cassiecakes,   It depends on your sensitivities but from what I've heard most people with sensitive skin are still able to comfortably use the Sephora Collection ... see post
Suggestions for Fine, Flat Hair
I have very fine hair that is pretty long (halfway down my back). It never really holds a curl. I have to wash it every day, and by the end of the day it usually looks stringy and flat. I'm currently using Biolage shampoo and Humectress conditioner. After washing, I blow dry and wear it down. I'm interested in trying some new products and tools (my blowdryer is actually my mom's and I need one to take to college with me next year). I've tried the Drybar Texas Tea shampoo and conditioner and they seemed to work. Otherwise, I'm kind of at a loss for what to use. There's just so many products out there! Any suggestions or advice? Thanks so much!
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi SarahOMG,   I used to style a friend's hair pretty often and yours sounds very similar! I really liked using the Living Proof "Full" products on her, especially t... see post
What is the best foundation for an older person?
I have tried many foundations but now that I am 52, I need something different.   I have begun using Orrogold and Perricone skincare and love them, but I need a foundation that:   has SPF light/medium coverage blends easily.   I am fair skinned w brown hair, brown eyes and of course, some wrinkles.   Thank you
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mpj6,   TrysBeautyItems and kana2018 made great recommendations! My mother, who is also in her 50s, wears the Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation SPF 30 and rea... see post
HELP
What brush is good to use with the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi trodz,   I'd suggest the Sephora Collection Pro Fan Brush #65! This fan brush works well with any powder highlighter! You can also use it to lightly apply bronzer... 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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HALL OF FAMER sungelly87 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@luvgloss13please do share what you've bought! :) see post
Lipstick & foundation
Does it look weird to only wear foundation and lipstick? I don't wear any eye shadows or eyeliner.
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HALL OF FAMER drppr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There are so many days I wear only lipstick, and just as many days I wear only lipstick and mascara.  see post
Redness on chin showing through
Help! I always have redness show through on my chin. No matter how much makeup I apply it always comes through. I always use a primer and nothing helps. If i try and add a finishing powder it just makes my chin dry and skin flaky. I've tried everything and can't keep makeup on my chin! 
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi WhitneySt,   A green color corrector, like hopkinss33 said, is a great idea! Another option would be to try a redness reducing primer before you apply your founda... see post
Foundation shade help
i am currently using Dior Forever 010 but I spray tan in the summer months.  Am assuming I should use a different foundation but how do I choose it?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Angel10,   I agree with alexasteph below, and would recommend heading in to your local store to get color matched by one of our experts. Otherwise, it's a little ... see post
Spring/ Summer Found in the Wild 2016 Thread
Just noticed that all of the spring stuff is showing up (early as always) but the thread is still specific to Winter (which it is...but tell the brands).  So what have you found, dear BTers, that is new on Sephora...
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
LIVE!  New Becca x Jaclyn Hill http://www.sephora.com/becca-x-jaclyn-hill-champagne-collection-P409117?skuId=1830835&country_switch=us&lang=en see post
What is a good primer for someone who does not use foundation?
I don't really have a need to wear foundation or anything for coverage unless it is just concealer for my dark under eye circles. Is a primer beneficial at this point? Is there a primer to enhance natural features?
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BEAUTY WHIZ bansheebeatt / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
There are a variety of benefits you can get from primers/tinted primers, it just depends on your needs, ie: illuminating, blurring pores, etc.   At the very least, get... see post
STILA CARAMELLO VS. ANASTASIA STRIPPED
So I already have abh stripped and I love it but I've wanted stila caramello for a long time. I was wondering how similar these colors are and if it's worth having both. Thanks!! 
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BEAUTY MAVEN glambycar / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
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what should i buy
what makeup or skincare products do i absolutely need to buy right now 
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BEAUTY MASTER CRAZY4MASCARA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
@etscore1 Good to know. Thanks! I may look in yo it.  see post
Help! I cant figure out a way to apply Makeup forever foundation
I have the Makeup forever hd foundation. Is there some sort of primer ( water based i believe it'd have to be right?) or some kind of brush. The foundation when i put it on just sits on top of my skin . Particularly noticeable on my cheeks,nose and sometimes my eyebrows. I moisturize before and sometimes add a face oil. The oil sometimes help but not terribly. I have dryer skin so is this not the foundation i should be using? I like a foundation with coverage because my face can get red so i need coverage
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
MUFEs current primers 'Step 1' has both a hydrating - occasional dryness, and nourishing for constant dryness. see post
How can I make an appointment to get my makeup done at sephora
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Susie Castellon  see post
Can you use Sunday Riley Night Oil and Ren clean skincare together
I just had to change my moisturizer from NUDE to REN Clean Skincare.  I use the Sunday Riley Night Oil and forgot to ask the store expert if I can continue to use it along with the REN Radiance Perfection Serum at night?   If so, which do I use first?  
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Vita liberata
I bought the Vita Liberata tanning mousse three years ago and forgot about it, is it still good to use?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi orudis,   I would think it's still fine, but I recommend doing a patch test on a small area of skin before you use it on a large area just to be safe. Also, if it... see post
foundation help?
Hello I am getting married in Cancun Mexico and it so hot and humidityand I am afraid it wont last. I have some oily around my nose. RIght now I wear the nars foundation. Any advice will help. Thank you
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi LovelyWorld, Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! AbbySee gave you some great info. I would also recommend a setting spray, blotting papers and keeping some powd... see post
Non-matte foundation
Hello...I am looking for a foundation. I currently use LM tinted moisturizer. I am looking for a little more coverage. Here's the thing....I like creamy or moisturizing. I find matte too drying. I would prefer no scent, but not mandatory. I have normal, slightly dry, skin, and I don't want a "tan" look. Anything creamy, on the lighter side that feels soft and moisturizing? Medium coverage, and no illuminating to it. Thanks for your suggestions. Lisa
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SPECIAL GUEST 4emmanick / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
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Eyeliners
I am looking for an eyerliner that will not smudge within 20 minutes. I have tried most of them what is the best one out there to keep from smudging or running. Thank you
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HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like pencil eyeliners because they are quicker and easier to apply but non of the ones Sephora carries stay on my eyes    I only use Too cool for school dinoplatz an... see post
Foundation
H! I have oily/acne prone skin and I have been struggling for years to find the perfect foundation/powder combination for my skin. I also do not like anything too heavy. What do you suggest?
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BEAUTY PRO Daskala78 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hello!  I, too, have oily/acne prone skin and have tried just about every foundation on the market.  My all-time favorite is Almay Truly Lasting Color.  I set this with ... see post
Foundation Help!
Good Morning!   I need help deciding on a new foundation. I moved to Korea 2 weeks ago for my job and my skin has just gotten worse and worse. I'm breaking out with dozens of white heads, under the skin zits, black heads spreading, pores look unusually large, redness worsening... I haven't broken out this bad in years. I hate the way my skin looks right now. I'm changing my skin care routine to something gentler (South Korea is known for its skin care so I thought I'd give some of their products/"secrets" a try) but I need a new foundation.  Currently using: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20- oil free in porcelain.  My Skin: I have combination skin. Very very oily in the T-zone but I dry out around my eyes, upper lip, and cheeks. I have had mild acne since I was a teen and some redness on my face and neck. The Issue: We're in the hot and humid season here and I think this foundation is only adding to the problem, clogging pores and worsening the oil problem. Looking for: A light coverage foundation, something like a tinted moisturizer or BB cream. I don't like the feeling of thick make up but I like to wear some since I do have some old scaring and an uneven skin tone. Can you please help?
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HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
your skin is probably just adjusting - new environment, water, food, etc.  I would give it some time and really be gentle on the skin.    and I would shop around the ... see post
eyebrow help!!!
I went to Sephora in store today looking at the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, and I really wanted to get it! I got a lady there to match me to 'Blonde', but sure enough, they didn't have anymore in stock (just my luck). I came on their website to order it, but the names of the colours are different. I know I would either be Taupe, or Caramel, but I'm not sure which one is Blonde in the stores? Did they change the names? Could anyone help me find my shade? Thank you!!
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SPECIAL GUEST jillianmichelle / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
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I NEED WATERPROOF TATTOO COVERAGE
I have tried a lot of different methods and I can not find anything that will cover up my tattoo. I need something that is waterproof for the beach. I have tried Dermablend and tattoo camo and neither one of them worked. My tattoo is on the inner area of my arm so I need something that will not rub off on my clothes.
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BEAUTY WHIZ KELLYAR95 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I tried the cover creme and the leg and body cover. Neither one worked good at all. I have very pale skin, so it did not have any coverage at all. I even had a professio... see post
Live Q&A with Tatcha and Drunk Elephant!
This thread is closed. Thank you for participating!   Have a deep-rooted curiosity about natural ingredients in skin care? Visit this thread on May 24 from 12 to 2 pm PDT to participate in our live Q&A with brand founders Victoria Tsai of Tatcha and Tiffany Masterson of Drunk Elephant. Ask them anything—from the best solutions to your beauty woes to the stories behind their groundbreaking skin care formulations.   Tatcha: 12-1 pm PDT Drunk Elephant: 1-2 pm PDT   Be sure to 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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DrunkElephant BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
Thank you so much everyone!!  I loved this and hope that I answered your questions.  Thank you for all of the support!  All my best, xxT see post
FOREHEAD WRINKES - HELP!!!
Ok, so I know this is NOT how it happened but I swear I feel like I went to bed one night and woke up the next morning with semi-deep forehead wrinkles!  I never noticed them before and then BAM - there they were!  Does anyone have any recommendations on the best wrinkle fillers/reducers?  My skin otherwise looks pretty good for 42 - no "11's", no wrinkles around my mouth, and very minimal 'crows feet'.  Just left staring at these lines on my forehead!  Please HELP! 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JetSetter74,    I suggest trying Farmacy's Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm. It is a night treatment that addresses concerns like  firmness, tone, elasticity and we... see post