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Comparable foundation to the HD Makeup Forever (old formula)
What is a comparable foundation to the HD Makeup Forever foundation.  No the Ultra (new formula) as it is way to oily and breaks me out.  The old formula, which I have used for years, was perfect.  Never oily and never break out.
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BEAUTY PRO v0ltagekid / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'm looking for the same thing. So disappointed they changed the formula :(  see post
Favorite holiday sets/items of 2014
Heading into the new holiday sets of 2015 I wanted to get insight of the best of 2014 (sometimes brands are consistent; sometimes they disappoint...but still).  Last year I loved the LM eye sticks, the UD Vice Ltd (the neon green one), the Tarte set and the Sephora collection mini cleanser set.  I also liked the UD and KVD mini lipstick sets.  And then there was the Chanel Camellia de Plumes highlighter.  Anyone else?
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Foundation/skincare to help foundation stay on my lower cheek/jawline
Hello! I am on BT multiple times a day and am just recently starting to join in on the convo! I do have a problem, though. My foundation seems to separate and look patchy around my lower cheek and jawline. I have an expansive skincare routine for being a 20-year-old and have combo skin. I do make sure my skin is properly hydrated before going in with my makeup. I am currently using the Makeup Forever Step 1 moothing primer before going in with my Too Faced Born This Way foundation. Any suggestions on what to do BTers? You ladies and gents always have a solution haha!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Does the skin on the sides of your face feel any different from the skin along areas like your forehead, nose, chin, or cheeks?    Considering the outer perimeters of ... see post
Bite Beauty BB for lips
Does anyone know whats going on with this. it was OOS for many months and now it says its not being sold in the US anymore? 
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So frustrating, I thought they were discontinuing them as well. but the , "not available in the US" part is so strange to me. I do use and love the fresh advanced balm, ... see post
I have very dry skin with large pores, what would be the best lotion and wash for this issue?
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Meg9072!   While finding skin care products is a great way to improve skin, you may want to expand your product search to also include a serum or treatment product... see post
How to incorporate tartes maracuja oil into my new skin care routine.
I recently ordered philosophy's miracle worker miraculous skin care collection set and have used it for a few days (day and night) but I was wondering how I could use my tartes maracuja oil with it? Or if I shouldn't use anymore even though I have a jumbo size of it. Just seems like a waste and I do really like the stuff. Any suggestions?? Oh and I would only use the tarte oil at night, so I just want to know if there's a way to incorporate in my new nighttime skincare routine.   Thank you!!!
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BEAUTY BUFF promakeup7 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
You can use it on your face and do a  facial massage with it, like they do at spas.  There are probably a lot of videos on you tube that can teach you facial massage whi... see post
which foundation can cover acne, look matte, keep the oil off and can last all day ?
BEAUTY BOSS ohsotattooed / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Estée Lauder double wear! I absolutely swear by it. It's my holy grail.  see post
Hey, any good dewey foundations for dry skin?
HALL OF FAMER BaseballMommy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're ok with a lighter coverage, I really like Kate Somerville's Illumikate CC cream. It's got great skin benefits and leaves a dewy finish.  see post
Lighter shade of Barcelona (NARS Sheer Glow).
Hi, I have been using the shade 'Barcelona' (medium w/ olive undertones) in the NARS Sheer Glow through the summer and love it. However, my tan is fading and I'm looking for a lighter shade to mix into my Barcelona as I head towards my naturally paler complexion in the winter. What would you suggest as I have to buy online and can't make it into a store?   Cheers, Courtenay
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Ravenpuff / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi Randee,    I noticed that it still says 'medium' shade though. Is it definitely lighter than 'Barcelona'?   Thanks, Courtenay see post
Men skincare tools
Hey guys! I need some advice for men skincare.  My 32 year old brother suffers from oily skin and breakouts. I want to get him a gift to combat his skincare concerns and I've been telling him he should try clearsonic. I don't have one but I've always wanted one myself!     I saw they have a new clearsonic alpha fit cleansing system for men but it is $189 whereas there is also a new Clinique for men sonic deep cleansing brush for only $89.   Does anyone have any recommendations or thoughts on each? The Clinique definitely fits my budget more but is it any less effective? Or any other skincare and tool recommendations for him?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi scarletb,   I haven't had a chance to use the Cinique Sonic Deep Cleansing Brush but I still think it's worth it to purchase the Clarisonic for Men Sonic Deep Cle... see post
Need nude lipstick and lipgloss with long lasting power
Need a nude lip stick and lip gloss for medium light Asian skin. Thank you
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're looking for a lip color/product in a similar shade to your natural lips, then complexion factors won't really be relevant as someone can be fair skinned with l... see post
Need new routine/makeup
 I have scarring from acne and tweezing ingrown hairs (hirsituism). I need a new skin care routine and all new makeup. I have combination skin that gets more oily as the day goes. I have used Clinique and bare minerals in the past. What do you suggest for a new routine that is affordable? Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second Ole Henriksen. Such a great line for skincare! see post
Two questions
1.)  How do I get rid of white heads on my face?   2.)  What are some other ways to treat Keratosis Pilaris?   thank you for your time
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BEAUTY WHIZ charlyc / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi. With the dream cream, do you use that on your face or just body? I am trying to find something for my daughter that may work. Thanks! see post
HELP!! i have started getting melasma the older it get.
 i have tried MANY different concealers and foundations to try and cover the dark patches on my skin.  (especially for the dark patch above my upper lip that resembles a five o' clock shadow, and is quite embarrasing)  any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER ShannonAlexis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hello, emilynoel83 has some great videos for covering melasma on youtube. She tells you products and techniques for the best coverage. Definitely give her video a try. ... see post
Can I find my skintone number from my foundation?
 I'm fairly new to this and recently got a few samples from my local sephora. I now want to try other foundations I've heard really great things about but I don't know my shade. The foundation samples I got were from MUFE y365 and Kat Von D #53 & #54. Is it possible to find my skintone number based on these foundations?  
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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes you can! http://www.sephora.com/color-iq And use the drop down menu to select the brand you found a match in and follow the steps for a list of all the shades that c... see post
Help! Early 30s - Which PM eye treatment to stave off wrinkles?
Hey All!   I'll be 31 soon and am finally starting to take my eye skincare regiment seriously.  I'm looking for something (especially at night) to help address fine lines/wrinkles, but am totally overwhelmed at all of the options.   I do understand that I should be looking for something with retinol and have been pouring over reviews for a bunch of products (Verso Super Eye and Dr. Gross Triple Correction serums seem to be the top so far), but want to make sure I don't spend money on something that's not going to help in the long run - so here I am!   Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here are my two cents.   What has been most effective for the health of my skin is consistency.  For my eyes, none of my eye creams are retinol products, and I can tel... see post
Can I use giftcards at Sephora.ca?
I was going to get a Sephora gift card, can I use it online if I use the Canadian store? I know this was a problem a while ago, not sure if it has gotten fixed yet. 
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BEAUTY GURU BeautyBee92 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
You can still only use it in store unfortunately :( I'm hoping though with the new warehouse that maybe they will start accepting them soonish...maybe... see post
How do I keep my white nail polish from staining?
It still stains even if I wear a top coat.
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vitiligo
I have vitiligo and would like some advise on a good concealer to cover my my spots on my face and that won't wash off right away.
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ruby74red / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks I order something from dermablend hope it works. I use to buy from colortration but they are closing down. see post
How to cover pimples? Good Concealer?
Help! Im going into 9th grade and am looking for a better makeup/skincare routine, as of right now i wear an elf primer, maybelline acne fighting bb cream, a crappy concealer, and a smooth minerals press powder, any ideas as to what i can use to cover the occassional breakouts (and a better concealer)   ps- i have a fair skintone (im a redhead) and a normal skin type
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BEAUTY WHIZ SheWhoSkis / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I should add, the Lisa Eldridge video for Natural, Flawless Skin, the Eldridge Technique is great as well. It shows how to use different brushes for different types of c... see post
Skin Care Help Please!
I need advice on skin care that works for a 36 year old that still has acne. Not only do I still have problems with acne, I'm now in my 30s and don't want to create wrinkles. My skin is olive and tends have dark spots where blemishes have been. I also have dark spots along my jaw line which are new in the last couple of years. I'm sure a lot of it is related to stress and hormones, but neither one of those things are going away. I've tried pretty much everything including Obagi. It seems that things people have recommended have either focused on improving the dark spots and made the acne worse or vice versa. Isn't there something out there that can effectively treat both? Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Totally agree on the dairy!  I cut out milk completely and only occasionally have cheese and ice cream.  Within a month or so my skin improved drastically. see post
Concealer match
Hi I recently started using Nars sheer glow foundation and I am in the shade punjab and I really was wanting to try Nars concealer stick but unfortunately i don't know what shade i would be so i was wondering if you would mind helping me. Thank You!!!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jennlynn,   I would go with Custard, or, if you want something a bit more pink try Honey:   http://www.sephora.com/concealer-P293603?skuId=1344449 see post
Gift Cards
Hi, everyone! I have a question regarding gift-cards bought in United States. One of my friend has a Sephora gift card and she doesn't wear makeup so I was wondering if I can use her gift card number in Canada at any Sephora retail store. I won't have the actual gift-card but would a gift card number or scanned copy of the gift card work? Looking forward to any replies by the experts.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Shrutidixit,   Gift cards purchased in the US should be accepted at Canadian stores, however, the store would most likely not accept a gift card number or picture... see post
Can pink hair dye hide my left over nasty green color?
So I dyed my hair green a few months back and I faded it but didn't take all the color out. After that I bleached it, which didn't take out the rest of the green...so then I used One N Only Colorfix (I used it about a week ago) from Sally's Beauty Supply. It seemed like it removed it, but the green is slowly coming back. Nothing is working. My hair is a disgusting embarrassing snot green/yellow color. I wanted to dye it pink tomorrow! Will the pink dye cover it, or will I have to try something else?   Here is my hair color now (sorry, I had just washed it):    I wanted to dye it this color:    Please help! I'm at my wits end.
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AMBASSADOR catsandfeminism / AMBASSADOR AMBASSADOR / replied
Hey, yeah I bleached it again. :) It still needs toned but it's better. Here's a pic of my freshly bleached, dry hair. (Also sorry the picture is sideways, no idea how ... see post
Staying matte
How can I keep my face matte all day? I live in a very hot and humid place and have oily skin. What product do you recommend?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi vmora,   I agree with nycmle that the Ever-Matte primer is great! I will caution you that, if not applied correctly, it can look very patchy. It's best if this pr... see post
Brow shaping advice requested
I typically get my brows waxed to clear out obvious strays, and pretty much keep things natural beyond that. Being a beauty newbie who is starting to experiment with more involved looks, I keep thinking the portions of my brow that are closest to my nose are a little too bushy and cut off my brow bone a little too much. I'm thinking about carefully tweezing on my (where I can make decisions on each individual hair) rather than go to a salon and risk having too much removed.    The look I am going for is a mild reshape to make my brow bone more visible and give me a little more space to play with colors. Having a fuller face, I suspect I shouldn't make them too whispy.    Is is this a reasonable goal?    Some image of what I currently have going on are below.    Am I nuts to consider reshaping on my own? Should I use a template such as the ABH ones, or just go without? Any favorite templates? If professional help is advised, how to I find a professional who won't over do it?    I realize this this is such a basic question, so I really appreciate any advice I can get!           
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Templates for brows always puzzle me.  How can one have a brow template?  That would be like saying there is a template for a nose...there are no two noses alike.  This ... see post
I have two other Sephora beauty's, how can I add those points into my online account?
I have two other Sephora beauty's, how can I add those points into my online account?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MarinnaBil,   It looks like you have already been assisted with this via phone! Please let us know if you need any additional assistance. see post
Foundation Color
I'm currently using Sephora Collection 10 Hour Wear Foundation in 23 Light Neutral Beige, I'm looking into Nars foundation All Day Luminous Foundation what would be a compatible color?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Stephm1980!   I inputted your Sephora foundation shade into the Color IQ feature and it does indeed show a match to the All Day Luminous from Nars (Vallauris): ht... see post
Mascara help! I need my lashes to curl!
What is the best mascara for curl?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi krisann20,   Make sure you are using an eyelash curler before doing anything! I have been loving the  surratt beauty  Relevée Lash Curler!   After using the e... see post
CC Cream Color Match
Hi, I am a 2Y08 Sephora color match and I typically use the Bobbie Brown Medium to Dark BB cream. Which shade of the Sephora Collection Skin Perfect CC Cream would be the best match for me? Also would the Stila CC Color Correcting Cream in the shade Tone work for me? Thanks!
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