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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 bonafide11 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I do love the brand's attention to detail! Enjoy this beauty! see post
Uneven skin tone
I'm looking for a new primer to help with my uneven skin tone,which is not bad, I would just prefer my skin to be all one color lol.   So any recommendations on what to use? I have combination skin so nothing too oily or too matte
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @MariaC9500,   It sounds like you may want to look into color correcting or color correcting primers! I've linked to some below that you may like.        see post
I don't know which product to choose?
As a teenage girl who is completely obsessed with makeup, I have recently gotten into the Too Faced palettes. After purchasing the sweet peach palette I really want to try out the chocolate bar palettes but I'm not sure which would suit my skin tone well. I have warm toned skin with yellow/golden undertones, I can't decide which would look good with my complexion.   What do you think semi-sweet or original chocolate bar?
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QueenBambina / NEWCOMER / replied
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Dark Under Eye Circles
I just recently bought the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer and it doesn't conceal my dark under eye circles. Also it looks dry and crepey under my eyes. What should I do? I might return it and buy another concealer from Sephora but I need recommendations. Do I need a colour corrector?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
HI @pinball599,   @lylysa gave a lot of great information and recommendations! Since she's already touched on everything I've linked to some hydrating eye creams you... see post
NARS Tinted Moisturizer or Velvet Matte Skin Tint?
Hello guys, somebody please explain to me the difference of the two. I'm planning to buy one of those. Which one should I get? Thank you!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @justinecc,   @jemly's description is spot on! It's really going to depend on what kind of finish you'd like. If you want a more dewy look, but have oily skin you... see post
I am a 65 year old grandmother who never has taken any time for myself. Where do I start?
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Puzz,   Great suggestions from everyone else who has written! This is such a fun question and it's exciting that you're taking time for yourself (everyone needs t... see post
Eye creams and milia.
I have dark circles and wrinkles under my eyes. The eye creams I've tried either make my eyes itchy or cause milia. Where do I start looking for something new? They can be so expensive I don't want to try it and have the same issues.
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SPECIAL GUEST swtbld111 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I've tried Benefit It's Potent!, 29 Reserve Blend eye cream and most recently ROC Retinol Correction eye cream. Benefit made me puffy, 29 reserve make me itchy. ROC has ... see post
Rosacea and foundation
I have rosacea and would like a foundation that covers this, but doesn't look caked on.  I currently use Clinique Redness Solution, but was looking for something different.  Any suggestions?
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Wardandrew / NEWCOMER / replied
I ordered the DermaBlend to see how it works.  Thanks for the suggestion. see post
I'm new to makeup...should I be using a beauty blender or a brush?
MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @emily49,    Like everyone else has mentioned, it's really up to preference. I used to use a brush, but I switched to a sponge when I found it it let the foundati... see post
Play! Box Coming to Canada?
Hi, I have been wondering if the Sephora Play Box will be available to Canadians anytime in the future? I can see it doing well here and would love to subscribe myself. Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN daniaura / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Products that prevent skin darkening
I wear my sunscreen from Paula's Choice on mornings and on afternoons before I leave the office. I live in the Caribbean so the weather is generally sunny and around 33 degrees celcius everyday. My face especially has darkened compared to the rest of my body. I am a medium tan shade with yellow undertones and my face has now become brown toned so when I apply foundation there is a different tone on my face from from neck and body. How can I lighten my face once again? Are there any products I can use that do not contain Hydroquinone?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ShivariM,   Having a face darker than the rest of your body is common for most people, but I know it can become especially pronounced if you live in a tropical or... see post
Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss, Illume
I am trying to find the best match to the Smashbox Lip Enhancing Gloss in Illume.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You might want to check out Bobbi Brown's High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bare Sparkle. It has that sheer, champagne color (which is very subtle once applied), but this one h... see post
Need a new super pale, high coverage, and non-creasing foundation!!!
I am sooooo pale and it's so hard to find a foundation. I've been matched for a few (Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation in 0.5 and It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ in Fair)  and I think they look fine in the store, but after a few uses I realize they're not the right skin tone at all, but to my luck I'm already using the lightest shade. I also have a problem with little fine lines in between my eyebrows, forehead, and my smile lines that always seems to crease no matter what. I also have freckles that I like to cover up. What are some medium-full coverage foundations that has crazy pale shades and will NOT crease!!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Based on the reddit thread:   Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation & Concealer Swatches    42 is a bit more cool toned. There's swatches there too, Google the thread title w... see post
what shade would you recommend in lancome teint idole ultra comparable to makeup forever 127, becca ultimate complexion in nude?
I don't understand Lancome's shade range. I have yellow undertones, not orange and a good color match for me is makeup forever ultra hd in 127. I also use BECCA's ultimate complexion creme in the shade nude. I have medium-light tan skin! I've seen swatches of 320 W Bisque and it looks really dark, so I'm not particularly interested in that shade for myself
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Suzannecherie, I would recommend trying  230 Buff W. It's a little less warm but has the same depth. The 320 is warmer but is darker than what you are using.  see post
Primer sticks for oily skin
I have oily skin(along with good size pores lol) and I was wondering which one of these would work better: Milk Makeup Blur Stick or Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Stick?? I currently use Benefit matte Porefecting primer and felt like trying something new. Taking recommendations also if none of the above work for oily skin! Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN anonimews / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have yet to try the Blur stick, but I absolutely love the Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Stick. It works with any skin type. see post
New foundation -- need suggestions please!
Hi, I'm needing some help deciding what foundation to buy.  Lily Lolo Mineral was my go to foundation because it has been the only foundation powder/BB cream didn't cause my sensitive, breakout prone, dry patch prone skin to freak out with itching/redness, acne, and oily/rough patches (yeah, I get both at once when I have a reaction: usually oily redness on the forehead/nose, itchy dry on my cheeks, and cystic acne on my chin/jawline; it's a bummer), but their customer service finally drove me away.  Before that I used ColorScience, which was good but after a few years it started to cause a reaction.  I'm very outdoorsy, so I have to have SPF (but can only tolerate zinc and titanium, the other stuff causes a horrible rash) -- and have to battle super dry skin in the winter and sweaty/oily in the summer (which means different foundation formulations usually), and my skin is very light in the winter but really tans quite darkly in the summer.  So, I also have trouble with getting a correct match (I mixed medium neutral with light olive tones and that seemed to work well -- but that means I have to buy at least 4 foundations: one combo for the winter, one for the summer -- and I'd like to not have to buy that much foundation). I have a hard time with foundation, as you can see! I love the customer service at Sephora, and so far am in love with your cleansing waters/milk (thus far they have been very good to my skin) so if you have any products that might work for me please let me know!
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JennyMaRo17 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks so much! I'll check them out tonight.   see post
What is the best thing to use for bags under your eyes?
I have dark circles and bags under my eyes that I have had for as long as I can remember. Have yet to find something that works. What would you recommend to help that? Also need something affordable but works. Thanks.
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HALL OF FAMER dyslexia / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
And, bonus, you can try those Tarte patches right now for free if you're making a $25 min. order by using the code BRIGHTEYE. You'll get one pair of them to try out. see post
Foundation like Stila Illuminating Foundation?
Hello!   I am helping my mom find a new foundation.  She has fair skin and is in her 50s.  Her favorite foundation was the Stila Illuminating Foundation in the shade 20 watts (discontinued!!).  She is looking for a foundation that is medium coverage, but is illuminating and brightening.  She has combination skin, currently more on the dry side due to the cold weather.     Last time she went foundation shopping, she picked up Clinque Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer in shade 1 Linen- but she doesn't love it.     Have you tried anything that you like or recommend?  Thank you!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@julia525, you're very welcome! I hope she likes it! :)  see post
New to makeup
I am currently new to makeup, but it doesn't turn out very well. I have been using drugstore products mostly to see how my skin reacts to certain products. I use liquid foundation with powder for my contour, but it is always cakey. Any suggestions?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @paigecrane,   I'd recommend using a sponge to apply your products. I like that it will create a lighter coverage and that my products tend to not cake up when I ... see post
Skin lightning
Hello, I have a small problem, which is that my skin is brown and I want a good lightening cream or anything else that helps to lighten the color of my skin, thank you.
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Maya4000   I know all responses on this thread are with good intentions, including @myumew.     But I would strongly advice against using any whitening creams or lo... see post
Looking for Organic acne + anti-aging moisturizer
How do I choose which Organic / All-natural skin and hair care line is best for me? Any recommendations?
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Dayd   Is there a reason you are seeking organic/natural products?  If you want to use organic/natural because it matches your philosophy, so be it.   However, some... see post
Highlighters anonymous ! Please come in and share your love of all things sparkly, shimmery and glam.
  What is your favorite highlighter? Hello lovlies!  I am purging my stash and thinning it out. I am only keeping what I truly love.  One of the collections I am keeping is my LE highlighter collection.  I love them!    Here are some pics of my unused ones. It is dark out , so pics not that great!  Please share your favorite highlighters, sparkly shimmery goodness! Post your pics and your faves!   
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HALL OF FAMER Annaihk / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This thread made me feel soooo much better about the exorbitant number of highlighters that I own.   I got the frosty the snowman highlighter specifically because of t... see post
Concealer gives white cast on flash
I've been using the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger. However when I take photos with the flash on, the concealer shows up in spots on my face in the photo. What should I do?
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BEAUTY BOSS gymgirl2 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Any cosmetic product that contains silica or physical sunscreen (titanium/zinc oxide) will be you flashback. see post
Foundation for LIGHT skin with OLIVE undertones?? Hard combo :/
I'm having a hard time finding a foundation for very light skin with OLIVE undertones. Any suggestions??   Right now, I wear Bobbi Brown foundation stick in Warm Ivory. I always thought my skin had a yellow undertone, but it's definitely more olive... even though I have light skin.   I feel like all the normal olive foundations are too dark for me. I have never been able to find something that helps my face match my neck (quite the struggle, as we all know). It's always either too pink, or yellow (which is closer!), but too light.    Does anyone know a brand and/ or specific shade that might fit this?    Thank you! xoxox
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BEAUTY MAVEN CorinneRose / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I always make the oddest foundation mixtures in attempts to match my body. My best mix has been 1:1 pump of Koh Gen Do 213 and Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Stromboli... see post
skincare help
I usually have oily to combo skin with minimal breakouts. However, recently my skin has been feeling quite dry in the morning and oily by the end of the day. I have many dry patches and acne on my forehead and I was hoping you all could give me you favorite skin care products to help get rid of acne if you have sensitive skin. I usually have oily skin however, I would like skincare products for oily skin with acne and sensitive and skincare products for sensitive to dry to acne skin. I'm sorry my skin type is strange Thank you so much!!!!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @blackhead123,   When my skin is not very balanced I like to use a toner. A toner is a great way to balance your skin and remove any remaining dirt. A great toner... see post
How do the colors of dermablend mousse compare to sephora 10 hour wear?
MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @thinkyoung,    Do you need a color match from one to the other? I'd be happy to help you! If so, please let me know the shade you are in one of the products and ... see post
foundation help
Hello All!! I have oily to combo skin however, recently I have just gotten many dry patches and I have the born this way foundation by too faced and it sticks to my dry patches and it has WAYYYY too much of a yellow to golden undertone. I am in the shade light beige. I need help finding a foundation that doesn't stick to my dry patches and doesn't have a yellow undertone i have more of a cool pink undertone. Thank you so much!!  
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @blackhead123,    I'd recommend visiting your local Sephora store for a color match. (:    I do agree with @txcatx that you may need to look into an exfoliato... see post
New Foundation
I am in desperate need of a foundation that is going to last me 12+ hours. I have tried estee lauder double wear and I didn't like how it made my skin look. I want something that looks natural and that won't make my skin look oily. I have a problem with foundation just melting right off my face because my skin is so oily. Suggestions??
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lyoder,   I'd suggest the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15! This foundation is great for those that have oily skin and are looking for a natural finish. It's li... see post
How to decide what color to get in Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT - Radiant Touch
I am light to Medium skin with brown spots (freckles) I have very dark circles under my eyes. The skin under eyes and all over is very very DRY!! My current  YSL  TOUCHE ÉCLAT - Radiant Touch does not have any #s or markings on stick. What color should I get for under eyes concealer mostly?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @justjody,   I'd recommend visiting your local Sephora store so a Cast Member can assist you with a color match. (:  see post
Fine lines under eyes age 30
Hi, I am 30 years old and have a normal to combination skin. Mostly normal. I have issues with under eye fine line and want to get rid of them. Also if you could suggest a AM and PM skin care routine.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
HI swati02,   Plenty of eye creams will help reduce fine lines. As you're young you don't need to jump for the most intense option out there. I suggest Farmacy's Eye... see post