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good mascara thats not "better than sex"
HALL OF FAMER BlueEyeAli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with the suggestions for Lancôme Hypnose Drama. By far my fav mascara. I have yet to find one I like better than this.   http://www.sephora.com/hypnose-drama-i... see post
Looking for something new!
What shade am I in other foundation brands if I'm shade  fair in It cosmetics your skin but better cc cream ???
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @unaveragebarbie!   I'm more than happy to make a suggestion for you, but would like to know a little more about your skin concerns and what you might be looking ... 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 bonafide11 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@mpas Thanks! I did the math yesterday too. I'm in Canada so I could potentially save myself the sales tax (13% in Ontario) if I'm lucky and Canada Post lets the package... 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 annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm not sure if the colors are for me but it's LE and WnW is so affordable. I'm going to check tomorrow.  see post
Help with Lip Color
I've been wanting to find a brownish matte lipstick for such a long time but have struggled finding the exact color i like for my medium toned skin (Indian). I came across Priyanka Chopra's picture today and fell in love with her lip color. Can someone help me find a brand that sells something similar to her color? 
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HALL OF FAMER Fedele13 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Pinkfire Bite Multistick in either Anise or Coco maybe a good match. Temptalia has swatches of these and all the suggestions recommended by everyone. Hopefully you find... see post
Need a good retinol cream/serum for night
I am about to be 37 years old; very fair skin, somewhat sensitive, large pores. I have some deep wrinkles on my forehead that I want to soften before I try Botox. Any recs?
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HALL OF FAMER Adriadne / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Jouer's Daily Repair Oil is fantastic. see post
Friend makeup.
I'm looking to buy a lot of makeup for my friend, but since he has an aesthetic going on with his makeup, id like to only buy makeup that comes in pastel packaging, preferably pastel pink. Currently all i know to get is the Too Faced SweetPeach palette and the Babylicious brush set. Do you know of any makeup brands with packaging that fits that description?
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @uncannypro!   Pastels, pinks, and cute packaging? What's not to love?! Check out some of these fun items for your friend:   - Benefit's Dandelion Shy Beam Ma... see post
Product Replacemeny
I currently use Bobbi Brown's Tinted Eye Brightener in Light Bisque. This is a perfect match as my under eye concealer, and I love this product. Unfortunately it has been discontinued and I am looking for a new under eye concealer whose shade, consistency, and appearance can recreate the natural look I get with Bobbi Brown's Tinted Eye Brightener.I have tried Bobbi Brown's Serum Concealers and Correctors which the brand recommended, but I was extremely unhappy with this recommendation in both the shade and appearance.Any brands and/or shade recommendations to replace this product would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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lizziev92 / NEWCOMER / replied
I've heard great things about Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, but I wasn't sure what shade they carried that would be a match to the Light Bisque color that I use from Bo... see post
Looking for eye liner that doesn't smear! Any ideas on brands or what to do to prevent smearing
keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Mari2002, I highly recommend MUFE Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner. It goes on smoothly and doesn't budge until I take it off.   see post
Fresh Oil Cleanser
Hello,   I purchased the Fresh Seaberry cleansing oil a few months ago and loved it. I'm about halfway through the bottle, and when I went to wash my face tonight, I noticed there were...globules? in the bottle. I'm sorry to sound gross, I don't know how else to describe it, it looked like there was mucous in the bottle.   Ive never opened the bottle, it's well insulated from light? What might this be?
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @bharvey!   This cleansing oil contains several different kinds of oils in it, and it sounds it might have just separated. Have you tried shaking it up a bit to m... see post
Help Please!
Hey beauties. Okay so i have a huge problem. So my skin is completely crazy. I have acne prone skin, my pimples dont get huge but you can notice them, i have so many acne scars too. Whenever i try putting on foundation, i do everything like everyone else (moisturizer then primer then foundation, for primer is use the Smash box Pore Minimizing one) My face is both oily and dry. But i tend to have dry patches on my cheeks when i put on foundation, like it makes it look cakey, and also you can tell i have dry patches. Is there anyone who had to deal with this? Can you guys please help me out, any tips would be amazing. I honestly sometimes just want to wear makeup and feel pretty but i feel like i can never with this going on.
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HALL OF FAMER Harpier82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've never personally used the Smashbox Pore Minimizing primer, but even though it claims to be non-drying, it also claims to absorb oil all day.  This might be great fo... see post
Does anyone knows how to prevent your foundation from creasing?
I've been having some problem with my Mac foundation and i wanted to know how to prevent the creasing and caking, also if there's a better foundation that i could use for oily/dry skin.
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It helps a lot if you've moisturized and primed your face before applying makeup so less foundation is able to sneak into those creases.   Once you get your foundation o... see post
Allergies, sensitive and dry flaky skin
I'm looking to find new concealer, foundation and mascara, but have a great deal of trouble with sensitive/dry/flaky skin. I also have allergies to Propolis (anything from a beehive- ie;bees wax, honey) sunflower and fragrance. Am I totally out of luck? Most products I've found that tick the allergy boxes, are just horrible on my dry/flaky patches.   TIA
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi fayemercer,   One of my favorite mascaras happens to fit your needs (no bee-derived ingredients, sunflower, or fragrance), the Tarte Lights,Camera, Lashes.   ... 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
Need help with colors
I have strawberry blonde hair, hazel (mostly green) eyes, and fair skin (Kat Von D lock it foundation in 44 during the winter.. not sure what my summer color is) and I need help finding a a bronzer that isn't too dark or shimmery, blush that isn't too orangy peach or too pink, and a self tanner for my face and neck that isn't too dark or too orange.  Also, I haven't worn eye shadow in forever because the purple and green colors people usually recommend are always too dark for my comfort. Any suggestions? Preferably specific colors because it's difficult for me to get to a Sephora location so I shop online. Thank you!!!
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BEAUTY SAVANT CaityLaine / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Hey @yoimerika :)   I have dark hair / eyes, but I do have fair skin and I am also a 44 in KVD Lock-It foundation.  (I have a lot of cool undertones to my skin as well... see post
Dr. Jart+ Tiger Grass color correcting treatment
I just purchased the Dr. Jart+ Tiger Grass color correcting treatment, Should I cleanse my skin then tone it, then apply this treatment and then apply moisturizer? Help!
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Analaura90 / NEWCOMER / replied
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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 honeybellE24 / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
is this discontinued in canada? see post
Med to fuller coverage foundation help!
I have sensitive, dryer skin...looking for a medium to fuller coverage foundation in liquid format.  Please help!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lilshopper1,   Here are two foundations I recommend based on your skin type and what you're looking for:   Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation This foun... see post
AM/PM skincare routine
Hello ladies. I'm wondering if you can help me plan my routine better and in the correct order. Should I have different products for night than what I use during the day?   my skin type: a little dull I like brightening products. Dark eye circles. I get hormonal acne around my period even at 30 A little oilier in the t zone with some clogged pores on my nose but also can get dried out easily by some products (makes me combination right?)   current am regimen   wash face/ cleansing water serum eye cream moisturize    *do I need to exfoliate or use toner? Anything I am missing?   *PM is pretty much the same except sometimes I use dr Brandt Glow overnight serum or ole henrickson invigorating night treatment instead of ole henrickson truth serum. Should I have different products for face wash eyes and moisturizer?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yup, I noticed that too! The Ole line has had their packaging revamped. :) see post
What type of brush do you use for cream contour?
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Javiera123!   For cream contour formulas, try using a synthetic bristled brush so that the fibers don't absorb all the moisture in the cream, allowing you to blend... see post
Spot treatment - benzoyl peroxide allergy
I am 27 and have always had oily and acne prone skin. I am allergic to benzoyl peroxide and looking for a good acne cream or spot treatment. Any recommendations?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Jumping in to second the Kate Somerville Eradikate. That pink stuff is truly amazing!   see post
Dark, oily eyelids - what do I do?!
Hi all,   I have extremely dark and oily eyelids as well as seriously dark circles.  I have tried every eye primer under the sun, and none really work. I recently read about putting concealer on my eyelids, setting with powder, and applying eyeshadow over that.  If I conceal my eyelids - would I still use a primer over that?  A little confused about this step.    Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You may look into trying either Nars' shadow primer or the Smashbox 24 HR eye shadow primer, both work well for oily lids, but there won't be the risk of concealer settl... 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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LRH9 / RISING STAR / replied
Hello!   I have a lot of the same history - combo and acneic, I've been on spiro for 6-9 months, stopped prescription topical treatments, and trying to switch my skin ... see post
Foundation?
Hi there is am 40 years old with Oily skin that still breaks out at times I use MAC foundation I don't like how heavy it is and that I still feel my skin is oily could you suggest a good foundation?
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toofacedqueen / NEWCOMER / replied
I really like the NARS All Day Luminous Liquid Foundation! I used to use full-coverage liquid foundation from MAC and also found it too heavy. I switched to the NARS liq... see post
Tools and techniques: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge
I had never used a cream blush before I used my mom's  Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Rose and absolutely fell in love. Paired it with Bobbi Brown lipstick in Brown...again I'm OBSESSED! AND she gave me both SCORE! Loved the cream look so much that I already bought my second shade in powder pink.   Im not 'm thrilled about applying with my fingers I felt like it wasn't blending for a natural look and when I try to blend it more it looks like a messy mistake. But everyone always says to do it with your fingers and no brush. Am I doing it wrong? I feel like I'd just be more precise with a brush. Any suggestions on which? Bobbi website suggests their full coverage face brush but it's a bit pricey of course.      Also I saw in a video (which I can now not find) that there was a technique for applying blush for people with round baby faces I think it was more of a straight angle. I've never contoured  before but I have a baby face! Is there a tip with cream blush for us puffy cheek girls?  
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HALL OF FAMER Beadshopgirl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm not familiar with Laura Mercier's brushes. I usually use my MAC 188. Anything that isn't too stiff is good, but you may need to soften the product with your finger f... see post
Concealer
In Kat Von D lock it foundation I am the shade 62. So then which shade do I get from the Kat Von D lock it concealer? help
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @daenam6!    If you're looking for a Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème to match your Lock-It Foundation, you should try the color  Medium 25, which is a  tan c... see post
Contour/bronzer
Hi there! I'm looking for an individual contouring powder that is comparable to the darkest shade on the Smashbox step-by-step Contour Kit Light/Medium.  I only use the darkest shade in that kit, so it is a waste for me to keep buying it. Can you recommend something?  Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Nckate!   In addition to the Becca powder below that ZannaBT mentioned, you may want to also check out Kevyn Aucoin's Sculpting Powder in Medium.   For compariso... 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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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Classics01!   By chance have you gotten to check out your thread regarding primer suggestions?   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/what-primer-is-T... see post
Highlighter with Dry Skin
I've been looking for a highlighter, any form, for a medium skin tone that doesn't feel dry. A couple other ones that I've bought feel very rough when applying them. 
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HALL OF FAMER sarahshter / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Cover FX Illuminating Spray works well and contains no alcohol. see post