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Hey BeautyTalkers!    I'm sure you are all familiar with the concept of a "pop-up" shop / restaurant / juice bar / dog park  whatever , but today we have a special treat - a pop-up Live Chat!   I've got two AMAZING Sephora PRO artists with me, Julie Taing and Ilde Goncalves, who are here and ready to answer all of your burning beauty questions for the next hour (including everything you wanted to know about the new MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation, Sephora Collection hakuho-do brushes, strobing, baking, or any other random new beauty trend that's out at the moment).   They are on BeautyTalk RIGHT NOW and ready to answer your questions. So ask away!     
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ahhh I totally missed it :( see post
Clarisonic- worth it or not?
I have sensitive combo skin, and have a few fine lines. I've always assumed that a Clarisonic would do more harm than good as the bristles looked harsh to use on skin, and I've read mixed reviews on whether or not chemical or physical exfoliators are best. Can anyone share their opinion on them, or any recommendations?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Clarisonic is meant to be used as a cleansing tool. While the oscillating brush head may help break down and loosed skin cells at the surface which can cause roughne... see post
new primer needed!
hey I want a primer that holds my makeup on place, that also controls my oily skin, and that doesn't break me up. Any sugestions?
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BEAUTY GURU nycmle / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I am OBSESSED with the Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, it has absolutely become my HG primer!   see post
Flaky Skin When Makeup is applied
What are the best products to use? I normally have oily acne prone skin, so I use products to help with that. But then I end up with my makeup looking dry & flaky...
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CHoard / NEWCOMER / replied
It's just the original formula. Probably 10-15... see post
Is there a product that can make the folds around the lips less noticable?
I'm told the only way to get rid of these "folds" is to have something called PRP or Fraxel.  Is there another way?  Is there a product on the shelves that would make this less invasive?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Do you mean the smile lines (as in where the arrows are pointing to the below)?     see post
Making tough colors work. Any tips?
My new love is taupe lips...undertones more in the lilac or grey world than the more brown versions.  But I'm finding blush hard.  And I learned (via a MAC SA) how to wear those deep, almost black lip shades (the right blush and a little black eye liner).  Certain looks are harder to make work than others.  What tips do you have for those less simple colors and looks...that make them work?  So other examples are purple or lilac lips...the blush has to be cool with a blue or purple undertone.  Too much pastel and I need some black shadow in the crease and/or black eye liner.  So...how do you pull off taupe lips and other less than easy to balance looks?
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BEAUTY GURU Libellules / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Sweetxteeth, what is that lip color you are wearing? It looks *amazing* on you! see post
Finishing Spray/Facial mist
I'm looking for a finishing spray or a facial mist/toner that I can also use after makeup application. I already have the skindinavia setting spray, but I don't use that everyday because of the alcohol content, so basically I just want something to make my makeup appear less powdery/more blended on days when I choose not to use a setting spray. There seem to be so many options that I'm not sure what to try.  I have combination to dry skin.  I am also very sensitive to fragrance.  Any recommendations would be appreciated!
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BEAUTY MAVEN jt2531 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you, everyone. for all the suggestions! see post
Make up essentials for a beginner?
I have oily skin ( shiny forehead, nose and chin pores everywhere my face and blackheads on my nose. I use cetaphil to cleanse my face everyday. However,  what are some good brands that last long for the following items ? BB cream in light beigh with spf (oil free) matte face powder (oil free) concealer:stick or liquid (oil free) to cover dark circles / bags under eyes  Brow pencil  lip gloss tinted lip balms  eye liner  Primer to cover up pores  will eye shadow be good on me ? if so which one? If not then it's fine.  I am Asian with monolids. I do not want false eye lashes. what will I need in my make up bag on the go?  
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BEAUTY BOSS Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Yes!!! I remember the very first time I used it, (and I never exfoliated before owning the clarisonic!) It felt like I was taking layers and layers of junk off of my fac... see post
Chanel....chanel...what am I missing....?
Oddly, today I finished the most recent Coco Chanel biography (amazing) and I also got a really weird email through my youtube that if I wanted a boy I should wear more Chanel scents and Guerlain makeup.  Crazy timing (and comment) right?  But I got to thinking...I used to wear Chanel scents and I used to wear even more of their makeup.  The latter I've recently gotten more into ..and the product can be excellent though not always.  So, if I want more boys, or just to buy the best of Chanel, what should I be buying (or is Guerlain a better bet)?
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Interesting!  I'll check it out!  I really like the look of the fall collection.  Classic, yes, but also wearable... see post
Blackheads
What can I use to get rid of black heads ? I already do masks and I use dr Dennis chemical peels
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Since blackheads are caused from sebum being trapped in pores and oxidizing, thus giving them that black color, utilize the beta hydroxy acid (BHA) known as salicylic ac... see post
Dr. Dennis Gross Fererulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution
I was wondering on your thoughts pertaining to Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution which I heard is great to use after the Alpha Beta Peel Pads that I currently use.    Any advice and/or thoughts are totally appreciated (and, as always, needed)!!!!!    I am 33 with fair, combination to oily skin that has hormonal breakouts with the occasional cysts. My concerns for my skin are acne and antiaging.  I currently use Philosophy Clear Days Ahead Cleanser, Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner, Philosophy Clear Days Ahead moisturizer (day), and Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra Pure Moisturizer (night). I also use Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads Extra Strength 2-3 times per week at night, Glam Glow SuperMud mask once a week and Fresh Rose Mask 1-2x's a week.   I had a previous post too inquiring as to whether I should switch cleansers to Dr. Gross' All-In-One Foaming cleanser, but had yet to hear back on that one.    
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No prob! I mentioned it below (regarding your toner and perhaps sticking with that one still for the time being), but make all these changes gradually as to no shock ski... see post
Mascara vs. Eyelash Enhancers
So my friends birthday is coming and and she asked for and I quote: "Any mascara that will make my **bleep** eyelashes POP!"  So i was wondering what would be better..a great mascara or a tube of eyelash enhancers? What brands are the best for big lashes? Im more of a lipstick/eyeliner gal so I need some expertise!
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JuliePRO SEPHORA PRO / SEPHORA PRO SEPHORA PRO / replied
Hi Chrstntlnrs,    Some really great mascaras to make your eyelashes "pop" that I found helped my lashes is to layer a mascara base before mascara for the full volume.... see post
Julep color treat nail polish
Should you use a base coat under Julep color treat polish? If so, which one? What about a nail strengthened?
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HALL OF FAMER MarciaBrady / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I usually do use a base coat to prevent nail staining. Julep makes a variety of base/treatment combo products. There's at least one that's based on their oxygen treatmen... see post
Best skincare products to support prescription acne topicals
What is the best cleanser and moisturizer (one for day with SPF, one for night without), to use to cleanse & then hydrate sensitive, dehydrated, slightly combo to pretty dry, skin that is about to be treated with Differin (prescription topical retinoid) and Duac (prescription topical containing benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin) for moderate acne? I know my skin is already sensitive & VERY prone to dryness/dehydration, yet also prone to clogged pores, obviously. PLEASE HELP!! Thank you in advance!
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BGxoxo / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks for all of the helpful suggestions. I have had my hormones tested a couple of times, and results came back "normal". I do, however, have an anxiety disorder so I ... see post
Uses of coconut oil
Hello beauties,   I just bought a jar of coconut oil at Home Goods, and I was hoping y'all can share some ways you use it.  When I did a Google search on uses of coconut oil, hundreds of uses came up which overwhelmed me--so I preferred to post my question here, where I know I'll get the best advice. One of my friends uses it on her dry heels and said it works wonders!  She said her heels are as soft as a baby's skin.  If I were to apply it on my hair, would I do so before or after I wash it?  Does my hair need to be wet?  Any other suggestions/ideas?  Thanks!   Love, Daskala
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HALL OF FAMER jcmb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
pixiedust when I saw this topic I had to come in and make sure you put your ten cents in! :)   btw everyone, pixie here did me a great service of mentioning coconut oi... see post
I'd like to make my eye makeup look softer as I age. Any tips?
HALL OF FAMER greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second using brown eyeliner rather than black. Smudge it into your top lash line, almost as if you were tight-lining. Try Urban Decay's 24/7 pencil in Demolition. Avoi... see post
Skincare or make up reccomendations for uneven textured oily skin with melasma.
BEAUTY PRO ohsotattooed / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have some similar issues and the Ole Henricksen lemon flash peel has been helping with my textured areas. For foundation I swear by the Estée Lauder double wear founda... see post
Best face powder for oily skin and long lasting?
I wear a BB cream called Missha M perfect cover cream in shade # 21 (light beigh) However, I have oily skin (looking for oil free make up products) and it wears off but I still like it because it's oil free. My skin gets oily /shiny on my forehead, nose and chin. How can I fix this? I've been told mineral make is best but how what are your suggestions ?  Second , what do girls carry nowadays in their make up bags ? Sorry for asking the same things. I'm a college student that recently became interested in make up. 
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BEAUTY PRO Daskala78 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
My all-time favorite powder is Laura Mercier loose translucent powder.  It helps my face remain matte, absorbs oil, and doesn't change the color of my foundation.  This ... see post
Shiseido Skincare Products To Use During Pregnancy
I am using the following Shiseido products.  Are they all safe during pregnancy? -  Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream; - ULTIMUNE Power Infusing Concentrate; - Bio-Performance Advanced Super Revitalizing Cream; - Benefiance NutriPerfect Night Cream; and  - Benefiance NutriPerfect Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 18. Thanks!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi LorrieLL,   Generally speaking during pregnancy you want to avoid products that contain retinoids - but as calcutta mentioned it is always best to speak with your... see post
When will the new ABH shadow couture world traveler's palette be for sale online?
humerasalman18 / NEWCOMER / replied
Is itavailable at UK sephora?  And can anyone tell me if UK's sephora is expensive then that of U.S's?? see post
concealer (undereye) and eye cream recs (read on please)
I got the ever popular NARS concealer when I went to Sephora awhile ago. I listened to the associate when she recommended this to me based on what I was looking for: great coverage, long lasting, and NO CREASING! The NARS was what she recommended. I am not impressed now. The coverage? Wonderful. The lasting and non creasing power? Disappointing for the price tag. I have to carry this w/ me to work and reapply so my dark circles don't completely come through. Am I asking too much for a concealer to completely cover, last, and not crease?    What are good eye creams to wear under concealer? 
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HALL OF FAMER pixiedust2 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Everyone has given you such great tips. I will just throw my favorite concealer into the mix. Tarte Creaseless Concealer. For me, it really is creaseless, and it is very... see post
Eye Cream Question
I'm a skin care guru and always like to keep up to date with the latest best products. I'm in need of a good eye cream and have found the most raved about is Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum. I am obsessed with anti aging, but am only 25. Is this a good product for my age? I do not want to have negative affects by starting anti aging to early. What would be the best product?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi RMarche,   The Dr. Dennis Gross Eye Serum is an awesome product, however, my all-time favorite is the Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel. I am also 25 and while ... see post
New to makeup
Hey guys, I'm new to the makeup game and all I have is cheap drugstore makeup that lasts like 5 min. I want to buy a set that'll have the essentials, any recommendations?
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, welcome!    There are some drugstore brands that perform better than others, what brands are you not liking?    Regarding "all of the essentials," what sorts of ... see post
I am looking for a concealer that COMPLETELY conceals dark circles
I am looking for a concealer that COMPLETELY conceals dark circles and doesn't crease. I haven't been able to find one for many years that doesn't crease and is very pigmented.   Caroline x
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi CarolineBC,   I suggest trying the Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer. A very small amount of this product will camouflage dark circles, dark spots, you name it!... see post
Another reward giveaway: open to all
A fellow BT-er is sending me a "reward" and wants nothing in return.  So, I decided to pay it forward.  As many of you know, I'm a little too into Korean skin care and indie perfumes.  So I'm going to give something away…full sized and fun.  Maybe more than one…and I'll probably throw in some samples.  To enter…comment on this thread and answer the question: name a brand or product you love that I'll probably not recognize or tell us all one of your beauty rituals (even just washing your face every day). Good luck!  I'll figure out a winner on Sunday and send them a PM.  If I don't get an address by Monday I'll pick another winner…and so on..   AmyC has decided to join in the fun by paying forward as well.  She is giving a separate reward and I'm going to let her announce to whom and what it is (we chatted offline).   Nice to see how one gift begets another.  And, btw, my original reward came from bea0t (so she was the catalyst).
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This giveaway is done...but I'll send you a PM and lets chat about Korean skin care...my passion. I have thoughts of anti aging related thoughts! see post
Clogged pores, Large Pores
What is the best cleanser/treatment for clogged large pores on nose and cheek area. I feel as though my skin is rougher there and you can usually see small bumps when I have foundation on. What should I do about this to make my skin clear and not have as many clogged pores? Thanks!!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Beaut1010,   When I'm feeling clogged I like to use Origins Charcoal Mask - charcoal is a great ingredient for drawing out dirt and clearing skin. If you don't wa... see post
What shade in Smashbox 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation?
I'm an NW15 in MAC Pro longwear foundation.What shade would I be in the Smashbox 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation? I recently got matched to a 1.1 in the Smashbox 15 hour hydrating foundation but I find it a bit grey / green on my skin. Is the undertone wrong and should I be trying the 1.2? 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
While there have been so many methods and tricks to find your undertone, I've found that actually analyzing a complexion on a whole works best. Even if you identify your... see post
Best teeth whitening products/tools?
So my smile isn't looking too good on account of the fact that I didn't take good care of it in my younger years. My fault of course. It's not too bad but I'd love to whitenn it up to feel more confident. There's so many different things out there so I thought I'd ask here. I don't really have a budget. Something that I can also easily attain since I live Canada, I don't mind getting stuff shipped in. Thanks in advance!
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BEAUTY PRO Shaelynn / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'm really tempted to try this. Would I be able to return this if I didn't see any results? I know Sephora has a really good return policy, but I know I'd have to use a ... see post
how many
hey, just wondering if anyone knows how many pumps i can get out of the new Makeup Forever HD foundation.....  It's 43, pretty expensive, so I would love to budget and see how long one bottle would last me! Thanks lol 
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BEAUTY BUFF yayurbandecay / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
thanks! i use 2-3 pumps a day too...but 7 days a week, so maybe it'll last 4.5 months for me ;) see post
Caudalie or Kate Somerville
I am experiencing breakouts and My dermatologist suggested I avoid acne treatments to give my skin a break. She suggested I use a really good skin care line (cleanser, toner, moisturizer, spf, with masks and exfoliators). I would prefer to stay within one line. I have heard really good things about Caudalie and Kate Somerville, but not sure which line to choose.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jaidensmommy,   I remember recently having a short discussion about the benefits of each of these brands!   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Do... see post