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Make Over Reservations
Hello,  I made a reservation to have my makeup done for prom and I'm super excited. I know I have to spend 50 dollars first. I was wondering, if I want to wear false lashes, do I have to buy them and have he/she put them on? Also, is it likely my artist will be able to do a full face job in 45 minutes? Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER patronbleu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Your artist can do a full face job in 45 minutes or less :)   As for the false lashes, I think I've been told they will apply it for you but you must provide them! I'd... see post
Concealer
What concealer can someone recommend to cover under eye bags but so that I can wear it alone when I am in a hurry? I don't like anything too cakey or heavy.
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @sabribri18!   I would suggest trying out Tarte's Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-Hour Concealer. This is a long wear concealer comes in a twist-up tube, making it p... see post
Concealer
Hello I just purchased makeup forever HD foundation stick #127 which I love!!! I'm trying to purchase a concealer but not sure which one is the best for me I have really dry skin also... what color to purchase?
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Murad Mattifier vs. Skin Perfector
Hi! I am 19 years old (lol my mom and I share an account) and I have extremely oily skin with enlarged pores, acne, and lots of texture. I recently got a sample of the Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++. It has done a fairly good job of keeping my oiliness at bay and I like that it has SPF in it, but I'm curious about the Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion for Blemish Prone/Oily Skin because it says it works better for smoothing out texture (I have lots of acne, enlarged pores, and bumpiness in the center of my face). I will be visiting my local Sephora to test out the consistency of the skin perfector but I was wondering what others think of these two products.
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I am 64 and wear Tarte amazonian clay 12 hr foudation, is there something else that would be better
I am 64 and wear the Tarte Amazonian clay 12hr foundation, is there something else that would be better
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @bubblebelly,   I find the Amazonian Clay to be a little thick. Is there anything about the foundation that you do not like?    Best Wishes,   Janean see post
new foundation
I've been using Bare Minerals original foundation for at least 10 years. Lately I don't feel like I get the coverage that I used to. I would like to try something different but I don't live anywhere near a store to get help picking a new one out. I do have issues with acne so I don't want anything super heavy or oily. I've been reading the reviews on the Urban Decay Weightless ultra definition liquid makeup. Any thoughts on that one? or any other recommendations? I wear medium beige in bare minerals. Thanks in advance!
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sabribri18 / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi! I would try the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation stick. It has amazing coverage and a little goes a long way. It doesn't feel heavy and it is full coverage. It i... see post
Long-Lasting+FULL coverage foundation?
What is the best full coverage, long lasting foundation for super oily skin that doesn't settle in wrinkles?
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jumper177,   Looks like @sabribri18 beat me to it, and suggested the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick. This is definitely a great foundation for ... see post
Help with foundation???
I have pretty pale skin, and i am trying to find a foundation to wear that isn't too overpowering. I went in and was reccomended the UD all nighter, and don't get me wrong it is an amazing foundation, it's just too much for everyday wear for me. Any ideas? I have combination skin.
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kalpurnia / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much! This helps me tremendously!   see post
Foundation shade help!
I am trying to pick shades for the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick and Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation. Can you help? Color IQ is 1R14
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Foundation shade
Hello, I am the shade Y215 in Makeup Forever's Water Blend Face and Body Foundation. I am wanting to purchase Makeup Forever's Ultra HD foundation and Too Faced's Born This Way foundation. I do not have a Sephora near me and I was hoping someone could help. I have an olive/yellow undertone and I am kind of on the pale side right now. 
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Skincare HELP!
I am 30 years old and I  have normal to dry skin. I never had acne throughout my teen years but since hitting my mid 20's, my skin has been a mess. I have multiple cystic acne bumps on my cheeks, hairline, and chin at all times and I cannot seem to be able to find a routine that consistently helps with this. I used Create (a benzoperoxide and tea tree oil mix) for a period of time and this reduced my acne but seems to have stopped working. I feel like I have tried everything... Glycolic Acid Serum and Moisturizer, Good Genes, Drunk Elephant Framboise Serum, etc, etc. I am getting married in a year and would like to have nice, clear skin for my big day. Please help me find a good gentle routine that would help!!! I'm desperate...
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HALL OF FAMER Harpier82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Well, the first advice for anyone whose skin has changed significantly is to see a dermatologist, if you haven't already.  While there are potentially a number of possib... see post
Glitch! ??
Has anyone received an email regarding a sephora glitch?
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HALL OF FAMER MzDedeInAz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ok, Thank You.   see post
Make-up tips
Hello, I am 11 years old, and I want some advice from using make-up...Example some tips Thanks Mack
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Mack05!   The world of makeup is really vast so to help myself and others tailor tips and techniques for applications, let us know what products you're working wit... see post
Pat McGrath Labs 004 Lipstick
Which Pat McGrath lipstick would look best on a blue-eyed red head, Venom 1 or 2 or both?   Thank you, Maxine
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madenton / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much for your input!!! I will buy that one for sure! see post
Too-Faced bronzer
What is a good Too Faced bronzer that is closest in color to the Too Faced 16 hour bronzer. I noticed it's not available anymore
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
HI, Briberry721! In keeping within the Too Faced brand, if you're wanting a bronzer comparable to the 16 Hour Endless Summer Bronzer, I would recommend the Chocolate Sol... see post
best blackhead remover
JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @mtornabene,   I suggest the Caolion Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack. It r emoves impurities, blackheads, and dead skin cells, resulting in smoother and firmer-... see post
Immaculate foundation substitute
Sorry new to chat... Now that I have how to post properly... I've been using immaculate foundation from hourglass and I love it... I am almost out... I went online everywhere to find it in shell and it's sold out everywhere and I mean everywhere... On this site... On their site... I am bummed... And suggestions? Another brand, but similar? I'm open... my skin really reacts nicely to hourglass... it's just frustrating...Thanks so much...
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icelandgirl / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much for answering me.. I really appreciate the help.. you got exactly what i was looking for.. something I didn't need to set.. I am all over it.. I will t... see post
Urban Decay vs. Kat Von D Foundation Shades?
I currently wear a 3.25 to a 3.5 in UD Naked Skin Weightless Foundation.  The 3.25 will be too light once winter is over.  I have cool skin undertones.  What shade should I wear in Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation?
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SPECIAL GUEST KPotsAndPans / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you so much! A match for both would be helpful.  I bought a 52 but it's too dark and possibly not the right undertone.  see post
Kat Von D
I am really wanting to try the Kat Von D lock it foundation but not really sure of what shade to buy I am currently wearing Tan in ITS Bye Bye foundation can someone help
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @lipstick4ever,   It looks like your best shade match may be Medium 64 Neutral in the Lock It Foundation. I'd recommend visiting your local Sephora store and gett... see post
Talc-free bronzer for contouring
Hi, my face breaks out in red itchy patches and hives whenever I use face powders, bronzers, and blush that contain talc. For some reason I'm okay with talc when it's in liquid foundation, though. But if my face isn't completely covered in foundation, whatever skin is exposed when I apply bronzer all over will turn red and itchy, even up into my hairline.   Cover FX matte setting powder has been a life saver for me as it is talc and paraben-free. I see they make a bronzer too, so I should give that a try, as my Tarte Amazonian Clay bronzer and Benefit Hoola bronzer make me itchy. Seems to be getting worse lately, maybe it's the dry winter air that causes my skin to be extra irritated and sensitive.    My question is, besides Cover FX, what other brands make talc-free products? "talc-free" isn't a filter that comes up whenever I search on the Sephora site   Thanks a lot
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Happy to help! There's lots of suggestions from all in this thread, best of luck testing and swatching in stores to find a shade suitable! ^_^ see post
Do you set your concealer before or after applying your powder foundation?
Do you set your concealer before or after applying your powder foundation? I recently bought Laura Mercier's Translucent Setting Powder, but I'm not sure if I should use it before of after applying my bare minerals bare pro pressed powder foundation.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awesome news! I hope your wear-time continues to go well! :D see post
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 freshjuice / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
I'm looking for this, too!!     see post
CoverFx Total Cover cream Foundation. HELP Please!
So, I purchased the coverfx cream foundation in G60. I found it a tad too yellow. But I'm worried that the neutral series will be too pink! Do any of you ladies have ant experience with this foundation and their range of shades? I am 6.5/7.5 shade in armani luminous silk, syracuse in nars, and in mac nc40. depending on the brand and foundation i go with either warm undertones, golden, olive, and sometimes neutral. So it can be difficult for me. 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @BLover,    Although I haven't tried the foundation myself, I know that they do have shades specifically for netural undertones and pink undertones, so you should... see post
Hands
What's the difference between cream and lotion for your hands? I am looking for something that isn't greasy and keep hands healthy looking. My main issue is my nails/skin around them. Also is there any night time treatment?
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HALL OF FAMER sarahshter / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Skin Fix hand cream.  You will love it.   see post
Lipstick recommendations
Looking for a lipstick similar to the smashbox 'Be legendary long wear' in Lilac. Looks like It's been discontinued!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @CptnMegan,   I suggest checking out Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in the shade  Willful 248.    I also suggest Sephora Collection'sRouge Shine Lips... see post
I feel like my makeup makes me look old, specifically my concealer. Any tips or suggestions?
HALL OF FAMER myumew / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@steveej I feel like you could really benefit from using a dampened sponge to blend the concealer (I love the duo by Sephora; they're super soft and blend product very w... see post
Help needed for right Urban Decay Naked palette
Hello, I want to get my friend the Urban Decay Naked Palette as she has talked about it incessantly. I want to surprise her and I'm a guy who knows next to nothing about makeup. I tried doing my own research on whether I should get Naked 1, 2 or 3 but it is a bit confusing. I do know she recently got a Mac concealer that is NW25 which I Googled and it says it is Neutral-Warm; she also got foundation that is N5 from Mac. Does that mean Naked 3 will work for her well? It's her birthday and I want to get the right one.   Thank you for your help!
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BEAUTY BOSS jinxski / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I personally think the Naked 1 palette is the most versatile of the lot, and probably a good starter if she doesn't own any of the Naked Palettes! Good luck! :) see post
Where to begin with skincare?
Hello! So I have problematic skin. My nose has very large pores that tend to fill up weekly. I have an oily t-zone, as well as redness there in addition to my chin. I do get acne, but I don't consider it to be the worst thing in the world, although I have been left with about 3-4 acne scars in the last month. I consider my skin to be combination, since I'm oily yet my mouth and jaw tend to dry out. As a college student, I also think my skin looks tired, especially under my eyes! I don't have dark circles but they are puffy and I fear I am close to getting wrinkles there. Finally, I have uneven skin tone. You could easily tell my skin is textured in pictures, and some parts of my face is darker than others. A lot of products are aimed for one or two issues, but I don't know how to combat all of my problems at once. I have been eating healthier and drinking a lot of water, along with exercising. So again, I'm not sure where to start (in terms of products/regimes) in order to lessen all the issues listed above. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
SUNBLOCK.  Always sunblock.  My favorites are Algenist Sublime Defense SPF 50 or Shiseido Sunscreen SPF 50 spray.  Quick to use and sink in quickly with no residue.    ... see post
Men skincare
My face skin was somewhat clean(without any treatments before) until i go to military training. I wasn't able to wash my face frequently due to training everyday so i guess training around dirt and bad air environment made my skin go crazy (acne/blemish, wide pores, scars). So my question is how should i take care of my skin? Specific steps/routine would be appreciated!   My skin type is combination as my forehead and nose is little oily and dry on other spots.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Your'e welcome, ZannaBT!    It's my absolute pleasure to chime in when I can, I'm just happy that I can share the beauty knowledge that I have with so many! ^_^ see post