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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 HoneydewK / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Fearless one's so beautiful... 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 BOSS dijance / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
@seemee22 @lavxbeauty    hmmm I may have to give it a try then! see post
Dark brown vs ebony? ABH brow wiz
I don't know which color shade to go with out of ebony or dark brown! I'm a darker complexion with black hair but I don't want my brows to be black, although with my completion, I don't want them to be too brown. 
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BEAUTY PRO nikki25gee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I also don't want my brows black and I use ebony, I have also tried dark brown but I felt that it wasn't dark/cool enough. see post
Best skincare/make up for long haul flight?
Greetings ladies!   This is my first time flying so I'm quite nervous, but I'm planning a trip to meet my boyfriend's family during December. The flight would be 24hrs total (15hrs and then 3hrs layover then with an additional 6hrs). I really need some good skincare products to use during the flight. I normally have pretty dry skin and I use a night cream as my daily (day and night) moisturizer. I heard that the air on flight is a lot drier and harsher in comparison so I really need to moisturize.    What I am looking for:   1. A good, hydrating sleeping mask Something that I can slap on and then wipe off an hour before I land.   2. A good eye cream (not gel)   3. A moisturizing cleansing wipe (non-irritating) I need something that is wet enough so I won't need to go over my skin repeatedly,thus, irritating them.   4. A good, moisturizing facial spray I want something that I can double up as a make up spray (to take away the powdery look).   5. A good body and hand cream   Make up suggestion? I won't be bringing much with me but I do want to look fresh when I land. I plan to bring a concealer, a setting powder, and a lipstick (which I can double up as a blush). Any suggestions?   Thanks!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jcl2,   Sounds like a doozy of a flight! Airplane air feels very dry very fast - personally when I fly my nose and lips suffer in particular.   Geekbeauty men... see post
Oily face... need new makeup routine, help?
I feel like I've tried hundreds of different products (different foundation, different primer, different setting powders) and no matter what, after 3 or 4 hours my face gets oily and I have to powder it to get rid of shine.   Any suggestions? (besides blotting papers please).
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BEAUTY BOSS frametheface / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Good luck! I hope you find things that work for you. It can be very frustrating.   (Belated: I haven't tried either of these foundations but once I finish some of what... see post
under eye wrinkle cream
I am looking for recommendations for a good under eye wrinkle cream.  i have fine lines under my eys's and want to find a great cream to apply.
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BEAUTY WHIZ KumiGyabu / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I don't know if you're into Korean skincare, but my current favorite is the Skinfood Watery Berry Eye Cream I especially like it because it absorbs quickly and doesn't l... see post
I need a lot of help
Hi, I'm just starting to try makeup out. I know the look I'm going for i just don't know what to buy. I have acne. I want something that will cover it but the bumps wont show? Also what are the best products to get? Also how to find your skin tone when it comes to concealer? as u can see i need a lot of help. Please just give me times  
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HALL OF FAMER TopazBeth / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @urgyallll,   @Harpier82's advice is very thorough and informative! One thing I would also recommend is booking a personal consultation at Sephora. A mini-makeove... see post
How can I reduce fine lines under my eyes?
I have fine line under my eyes? what should I use to cure or mitigate the change?
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HALL OF FAMER laketom / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Rinchen, do you have any ingredient sensitivity?  There are so many eye serums and creams on the market and results really vary by person. I really like Ole Henriksen... see post
Oily face
So after a a couple hours my face looks oily and I would rather not have to use blotting paper throughout the day. Is there some sort of setting powder/primer/etc I could use that would help prevent this?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Vanderbabe,    As @frametheface stated, a setting powder or spray is the best way to prevent oil from breaking through your foundation. I personally use primer, ... see post
Looking washed out in photos even when using HD foundation
I use Make Up For Ever HD foundation, Nars Laguna bronzer and Orgasm blush yet I still look super washed out in photos. Any tips on how to prevent this? I feel like I put on enough bronzer and blush but in photos it looks like I never even put any on. 
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ClassynSweet,   I'm assuming you're taking flash photos, right? Flash and certain makeup combos can really wash people out. If you're not taking flash photos I wo... see post
How often do you clean your foundation brush?
How often should I use my liquid foundation brush if I use the brush once to every other day in a week?
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't use brushes for my foundation any more , but when i was using them i washed them after 3-5 uses. I had probably 4 that were all the sigma sigmax synthetic that i... see post
Eyebrow tattoo experience ?
Can anyone tell me their eyebrow tattoo experience ? I'm getting mine done during the summer by slightly tattooing because I don't want to go through the hassle of using pencil or powder (can't anyways because of sensitive eyes and too much money). Can I still a tinted brow gel like benefit's gimme brow in medium deep to look as natural as possible ?
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HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You don't have to get brow products at Sephora. There are cheaper alternatives that are as good (like NYX)   Just wondering; how much is your eyebrow tattooing? I can'... see post
Tinted moisturizer
I love the way my skin looks and feels when I use a tinted moisturizer, however, that effect only lasts and hour or two. My normal routine is primer, foundation, powder (which is fine) but I'm looking for an easier, lighter routine for summer. Is there a foundation that would give the same effects as a tinted moisturizer? Or a super tinted moisturizer that lasts all day?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi laurenaip,   I suggest trying the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation. This foundation   offers sheer and buildable coverage. It is lightweight and blends well into the sk... see post
skin care routine post baby
Hi!   I just had a baby, and unfortunately the long nights and few sleep hours, plus the hormone disaster had made my face look sad, I see my eyes super tired and with more lines than just a few weeks before and my skin tone greyish, what would you recommend as a routine for this though months, maybe a serum plus a moisturizer or something more aggressive as retinol or collagen?   Thank you!!!!        
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Naygar,   Congratulations on the new baby!    I suggest to get back in the swing of things is a simple skin care routine. For a moisturizer, I suggest Kenzoki... see post
matte flawless foundation
i have really oily skin with some pores. i want to find the perfect foundation for prom and to use for the summer that will keep me matte for as long as possible and look flawless without looking cakey.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jmakeup98,   Like frametheface and lina3196 have said, if you have oily skin using a primer will be key in making your foundation look (and stay) matte! This is m... see post
Urban Decay Setting Spray?
Hi there! I am interested in buying a Urban Decay setting spray but I can not decide which one would be the best for me. I have combination skin, so I am very dry in some areas and very oily in others. I also have break outs (cause I have awful skin) and sometimes the concealer wears off which I'd like to fix. I'm wondering what one would be the best fit for me?? Or are there any different setting sprays that would work better?? 
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi emilyobe,   I agree with TryBeautyItems and casadeeya! I have combination skin too and the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray works well fo... see post
Brow powder or pencil for Asian eyebrows ?
I have heard the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow powder duo is great for soft natural brows. However, does this product really smudge off on oily skin? I have sensitive itchy eyes and can this get in your eyes like eyeshadow. I've tried using an unknown pencil from my mom's collection and it was hard to wash it off with soap. No wonder a lot of women complain that their brows fall off with the ABH Brow Wiz. I am going to also use the Benefit gimme with of the two products above. Just can't decide ! I will include a photo below and tell me what product and shade will be best for me.  P.s. My brows are not shaped. I don't know how, what shape, and where to start with what tool.          
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BEAUTY PRO nikki25gee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I agree with @savagesavanna. I get oily around my eyebrows and the dip brow stays put all day for me. I stay away from powders because I find it harder to shape my bro... see post
In the market for a new essence
I'm in the market for a new essence. I need something that is hypoallergenic and won't break me out.  I need something that  does not have  argan oil or  rosemary essential oil  in it, those ingredients break me out.  I've been using the Body Shop Oils of Life Essence Lotion, and I love that it isn't heavy and that it's really light and absorbs well into my skin.  I do however feel like it's too much oil for the oily areas of my skin. 
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi redsoxshorty58,   I highly recommend the new Omorovicza Omoressence if you are looking for an amazing essence with only the highest quality ingredients! It  resto... see post
rapidly thinning hair
Hi! I am 19 and am in my first year in college. Yes college has been stressful for me bc I am a biochemistry major that has to maintain a 3.6 GPA but ive dealt with school stress all my life so I dont think that would really play this significant of a factor. My hair used to be very thick curly auburn hair and now its thinning at my scalp and falling out CONSTANTLY. It used to take me approximately 2 hours to straighten my hair and now it takes me around 20 min. I try my best to avoid straightening and curling my hair and only do so maybe once a month or once every two months. I have always had healthy hair and IDK what to do. Clumps and clumps are falling out and my scalp is becoming so thin (that you can see through my hair to my scalp) its terrifying because I just turned 19. I use argan and Moroccan oil and use a moroccan oil based shampoo. I take a multi vitamin and just recently started taking biotin (trader joes brand). Please any help/tips/advice would be really appreciated! Thank you!
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BEAUTY BUFF pedsNP / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hormones (birth control) can cause some of these changes. Definitely go in - that is not normal and I can see why it is distressing! Keep us updated.  see post
Pigmentation
I have some pigmentation/ discolouration around my lips not on my lips is there anything I can do to remove it?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi shalaness,   I agree with @AbbySee on using a Vitamin C serum and a moisturizer with SPF in it! This will help to even out any skin discoloration. I recommend th... see post
Best lip glosses for every day wear ?
I am looking for a lip gloss for every day wear to school. My skin tone is a medium yellow. Can a mauve pink shade be an everyday color ?
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BEAUTY WHIZ juneblue22 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
is there a no sheer lip gloss in the shade like Sephora's earth angel colorful gloss balm with a doefoot applicator? see post
A Vegan Moisturizer for Oily Skin ?
Hello,   I'm looking for a moisturizer for acne prone/oily skin. I'm vegan, so it needs to be a cruelty free brand. Thanks so much!!
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VeggieGB / NEWCOMER / replied
As a fellow vegan, take a look at http://battysbath.ca/ :) see post
Textured skin due to acne scarring (like dents)
  I have textured, uneven skin due to past acne. Its not too bad and dents aren't too deep but it is so annoying. My pores seem large too. What could I use to resurface my skin and get rid of this scarring?
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm not certain you can fix acne scarring with creams.  I would make an appointment with a dermatologist and inquire about photodynamic therapy.  I had it done a couple ... see post
Face Primer - Age 26
What is the absolute best, long-lasting face primer for someone with extremely dry skin?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi catherineagnes,   I agree with the others - the YSL Touche Eclat Blur primer is a great primer! I don't typically have dry skin but I think this is a primer that ... see post
What is the best FOUNDATION for extremely DRY skin?
JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ishasriv,   I suggest the Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation by Wander Beauty. This foundation  is buildable, lightweight and neutralizes the look of redness and re... see post
Foundation for Vacation?
I will be going to Thailand soon, and the weather there is HOT. Better yet, I'm going during the humid rainy season! I would rather not have something that has a full, heavy coverage in that heat! My acne has gotten better so I'm not as concerned with getting full coverage as I used to be, but I'm still not sure which bb/cc cream or even tinted moisturizer is good enough to last in the heat!   I've tried benefit's bb cream but the somewhat powdery finish made my dry spots look splotched an uneven, as any powder foundation does.    I have fair, sensitive skin that is dry combination.  Thanks for any suggestions!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi puppetpop,   Great suggestions from ShannonAlexis and Titian06! In my opinion if I'm going somewhere really hot or humid it's easiest to just give up on being per... see post
Beginner
Hi, I'm a total make-up noob, and I'm looking for a bb/cc-cream or a light coverage foundation that's easy yet good and natural looking... I have a medium skin tone with some yellow undertones I think (My mom is Indian and dad is Belgian haha) so I just need something that will match and not make my face a complete different color... I have a pretty clear skin, a few breakouts every now and then. And I have combination skin. Hope someone can help me haha
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Depending on how a foundation looks, you may want to color correct (primer) areas to help make it look more uniformed.   Combination leaning oily, normal, dry, dehydra... see post
Best cleanser for sensitive, hyperpigmented, acne prone skin
My skin is extremely acne-prone (I break out mainly on my cheeks, jawline, a little bit on neck and chin-basically sides of my face!) and also has become extremely sensitive as I've gotten older. Right now I am using Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser. It's very bland-fragrance free, non-drying, hypoallergenic etc. It doesn't seem to break me out or upset my skin or over dry. It just cleans my skin and takes off make up. I am looking for something a little more but still gentle and non-drying. Preferably something brightening as I have lots of hyperpigmentation/scarring from old acne. Something that can possibly help with the texture/congestion/breakouts of my skin. I am also looking to have a baby soon so NO Salicylic Acid! So far I am looking at: 1. Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser 2. DermaDoctor Kakadu Brightening Cleanser 3. Sephora Radiance Cleansing Foam   Any comments/help is appreciated. Thanks
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BEAUTY WHIZ sephorajunkie92 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you for your suggestion! Are you still using this cleanser? Do you break out in the same areas like me :( I am clear forehead, nose, inner cheeks. Everywhere else ... see post
What's a good upper tightline eyeliner that doesn't transfer to the bottom eyeliner?
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi shalaness,   I love the Hourglass 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner for really fine detailed liner styles and tightlining. The point is very fine and delicate, so yo... see post
Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder - Color recommendation
Hello - I have acne prone skin and Laura Mercier has been good to my skin so far.  I currently use the mineral powder in Natural Beige for everyday and use the liquid in butterscotch for going out.  But I hate traveling with the massive mineral powder container.  I want to try the Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder mineral press powder what color do you think I would be? They don't have this in the store by me so.   http://www.sephora.com/mineral-pressed-powder-spf- 15-P244913?keyword=LAURA%20MERCIER%20Mineral%20Pre ...
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi monithomas,   Based on the foundation you're currently wearing, I've matched you in the shade  Rich Vanilla in the pressed powder :) Rich Vanilla may be slightly... see post