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Bopha88Iem
Please to clarify
Hi BT, I'm not really sure between Tinted Moisturizer and BB cream helps nursing skin like skin care does? Are there any benefits we get from using tinted moisturizer or BB cream? Thank you
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Bopha88Iem
BEAUTY MAVEN Bopha88Iem / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
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aeh3488
What's the best primer for dry aging skin
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi aeh3488, I recommend the Algenist Pore Corrector Anti-Aging Primer, COVER FX Anti-Aging Primer, or Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Hydrating. These foundation ... see post
gennalee
I've tried Bobbi Brown liquid foundation (warm ivory) in stores and loved it
Should I spend the $48 or is there a similar foundation from another brand that is less expensive? Thank you!
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HelloCoffee
HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The color is slightly off, but it is a sheer yellow tinted ivory that blends in just as easily and doesn't streak or leave a different color along the jawline if you kno... see post
SantaCruzDoll
Any advice for the best mascara for the most dramatic lashes (not waterproof, please)
Hello! I am looking for the best mascara for the most dramatic lashes. I don't care for waterproof mascara as I like it to come right off with soap and water. I would love some bold length, very black ~~ just like big, sexy falsies. Thank you!! Liza  
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deannarp
BEAUTY GURU deannarp / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I loved Korres volcanic mascara but I'm having a terrible time finding it. I highly recommend for volume and length, very black. see post
Livi2
Is the makeup forever aqua seal worth it?
I'm looking for something to turn my makeup into something I can wear at the pool.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Livi2,   I've used a similar type of product and they truly do work. I also like it for loose pigments and glitters. This is more of a type of product for y... see post
maltipoo66
Eyeshadow Palettes
I have a question about everyone's favorite topic I wish I had purchased the Kat Von D Spellbinding Palette when it first came out-the bright shades are so unique and the neutrals look beautiful too.  Does anyone know of a similar palette to this (on Sephora or not)?     Thanks!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Love this palette! It's such a good deal too. Smashbox just came out with a 2nd version but, its not as bright as this one.     http://www.sephora.com/the-master-c... see post
poemelyric
Dupe for Illamasqua's Long Departed Sin Blush
Hey guys!  I'm hitting close to pan on this blush (i've had it for YEARS).  Sin from Illamasqua was discontinued sometime in mid to late 2000's but i'm holding on to hope that I can find something as close to it as possible.  I thought I had a couple but they don't quite have the same impact.  I was looking at Marc Jacob's new blush line but the one I was eyeing was more magenta.  I tried Temptalia and they don't even have a record of it, LOL!  So, HELP!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I found another good dupe!   MUF Blush Dark Raspberry 58 - vibrant matte raspberry   see post
hannasilkwood
Best & Worst Beauty Box Subscriptions
What would everyone say their favorite subscription box is? And which are a waste of money? I am looking to subscribe to some more. I have had Birchbox and it started out good but then I stopped seeing brands I knew and loved. I just signed up for IPSY and am crossing my fingers I like it. Julep looks like a good deal so I think I am going to sign up for that one to.
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hannasilkwood
BEAUTY BUFF hannasilkwood / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Wow, for how much they make they should not raise the price, I am sure most of the samples they get are free or  extremely low cost to them. Thats a shame. Love your res... see post
poemelyric
Will Kat Von D be releasing a new perfume line?
I loved her perfume line (was a bit disappointed that Saint Angeles was only released as a roller ball) and was wondering with the release of her new lipsticks, would she release a new perfume?
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Poemelyric,   I have not heard anything about the fragrances coming back:( I did find a fragrance that has similar notes to it. Hanae Mori Butterfly Rollerball.... see post
toxictwin
When will Bit Beauty Agave Champagne available in stores ?
eliu8108
BEAUTY MAVEN eliu8108 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I really want to try this one since I love the regular one. Do you get much color from it?  see post
beanie732
Golden medium in Bare minerals matte foundation, which starter kit should i purchase? please help!
I tried out the bare minerals matte foundation and just fell in love with it! It looked like there was no makeup on my skin and yet it covered up any imperfections I had. This has made me want to try out the starter kit they have to see if the addition of products such as the mineral veil and the concealer make that big of a difference but they don't have golden medium in their starter kit selections. Which one should I purchase? Thank you so much your help!
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beanie732
beanie732 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you thank you thank you!!! see post
armybeauty
Sephora trip tomorrow... Any suggestions?
Hi gang! I'm making a trip to a stand-alone store tomorrow. Is there anything new in makeup or skincare that you'd recommend I try out?
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armybeauty
BEAUTY BOSS armybeauty / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I thought I'd swatch what I have here at home and what I came back with from my Sephora trip: L-R: - Buxom Full-Bodied Lip Gloss in Hello Lover - Smashbox Be Legend... see post
comeoneileen88
Bronzer Application Tips
Hi,  I'm looking for tips on how to best apply bronzer.  I got my makeup done for a wedding last month, and ended up buying the Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soliel Bronzer that the makeup artist had used on me because I really liked how it looked.  So far though, I feel like I haven't been able to apply it as well as the makeup artist did.  I did some research and I've been using a technique I saw on a blog of using a big fluffy kabuki brush and applying from my forehead to my cheeks then to my jawline in the shape of a three and then dusting a little on my nose and chin.  It looks okay, but I"m wondering if anyone has any other techniques they use?  Also, if you're wearing bronzer is it okay to use a cream based cheek stain like Tarte's or is it better to use a powder blush?  Thanks!
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IAmLadyLiterary
HALL OF FAMER IAmLadyLiterary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Personally I also use Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and I apply it first with the Teal Techniques Contour Brush from the core collection set, it applies it a l... see post
elainemtz
HOURGLASS foundation, which color to get?!
Hey guys, the sephora in my town does not sell hourglass Immaculate liquid powder foundation and i really wanted to order it online but need some help deciding on a color. I feel i am a honey or beige, some references; i use 53 in kat von d and 55 in MUFE mat velvet.   THANKS!!
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laura819
BEAUTY PRO laura819 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Laura that's what I used to find it for her! Such an amazing tool!! see post
Teknofriend
Tanning lotion for asian skin
Hello, can you please recommend me a tanning lotion for asian skin? My skin is pale white with yellow undertones and everytime I tried a tanning lotion, it turned into orange color that is so hard to wash it off. I would like a natural light tan color that is easy to wash it off and also lasts long. Thank you.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
No problem! We also have a small size 1.5 oz Spray if you just wanted to try it, it retails for $6 USD. see post
cutieyellow
Should I keep using the Clarisonic
So I go my clarisonic recently and right now I'm a little concerned.  So I used it at night for the first time on Monday.  I found that it might have been a bit rough on my cheeks but nothing really bad happened.  On Wednesday I used it again at night and I noticed my cheek felt a little scratchy.  The next day I found my face sore and covered in pimples and red irritated areas.  I have a feeling that it could have been caused by using it a little to soon after I used it first or I used a bad cleanser for it my second time.  Right now my skin feels a bit better but it feels a bit drier than usual and it feels like I have a tiny layer of dead skin where most of the acne happened.  Should I try it again since it did not give me any negative affect the first time I used it? 
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aydasu
BEAUTY WHIZ aydasu / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Whenever I use my Clarisonic it gives me whiteheads on my chin so I kind of stopped using it all together.  see post
refusetogiveup
I wear bare minerals medium beige what would the color match be for bare skin foundation
melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi refusetogiveup,   Based on the shade that you currently wear, I suggest the shade Bare Natural 07.   see post
glowey94
toner please HELP
Hello, I am writing out of desperation so please do NOT disregard this and help if you can.   So a bit more than 2 months ago I was searching for toners, toners for GLOWING SKIN! I did a lot lot lot of research to find a good one with a big number of positive reviews and a couple of days into my research I found this toner that was reviewed by the community on Sephore!! (THANK YOU GUYS AT SEPHORA AS ALWAYS!!). But here is the very sad part. I fantasized about having the product day in day out and even had a routine ready which I would follow when I finally had the product but 6 weeks down the track when I finally wanted to order the tonner I HAD FORGOTTEN ITS NAME. I tried rigorously to find the product for literally HOURS every night 2 weeks straight and had no luck what so ever. I hate my self for it and I will never be able to forgive my self if I don’t find it. That’s how much I need it and that’s how much it means to me.   IF YOU LADIES WHO ARE READING THIS CAN HELP ME WITH THE NAME I WILL BE FOREVER INDEBTTED TO YOU aAND WILL LOVE YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.   So about the product, I do remember a couple of things. It was a WHITE bottle with a GOLDEN/YELLOWISH cap (has a really posh and expensive look to it!! All their products are like that white with golden caps). The BRAND NAME was the name of the CREATOR, the skin cosmetician himself, for example OLE HENRIKSEN (it’s the brand name and the name of the skin cosmetician who created it). The brand name was a EUROPEAN one…… It sounded more FRENCH if anything. It wasn’t one of the main stream ones we all know off like Loral Paris or Maybelline. The PRICE TAG was EXPENSIVE. Can’t really remember what it was but I think it was $100 and over. Probably the most important aspect I remember about the toner was the fact that it had OVER A THOUSAND REVIEWS and had a FOUR AND A HALF STARS rating. So it was reallllllyyyyy good   Once again please help me! I know and clearly understand that it is not your job to find it for me but I have tried EVERYTHING and this is my last HOPE.
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried going to the list of toners Sephora carry and show all the toners from the most expensive to least?     see post
abbyclemens01
Semester Long Study Abroad Trip: Product Suggestions for Face Makeup Routine
I am a 20 year old college student and am going on a semester long study abroad trip to Europe this fall, and would like suggestions for a quick, easy, and long-lasting face makeup routine? Also, I have acne prone and dry skin, so I would need products that cover my blemishes, would not worsen acne, and would moisturize my skin. Thank you! 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have fun! :D One of my dearest friends is actually stationed in Turkey! see post
DesRochers
Caudalie polyphenol C15 overnight oil and serum
I've bought the Caudalie polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox oil and was interested in knowing if the serum can be used along with it? And if it can in what order?
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi DesRochers,    I agree with Talinder, try using your serum first so it will be most effective and absorbing onto the skin, then follow with the detox oil for extr... see post
MrsUballe
Good facial cleanser for pre-teen?
My daughter is 11 and starting to get really oily skin. She is also getting gore visible black heads. She is so young so I am not sure if I am able to let her use any face wash. If any at all, what face cleanser would be good for such a young girl??
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iheartmakeup95
BEAUTY WHIZ iheartmakeup95 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
My mom bought me Cetaphil when this happened to me as a preteen see post
Shaelynn
Will SA's show you how to contour your face?
I'm going to go to Sephora next month for a makeover and I was wondering if they'd show me how to contour my face? I don't mind buying products and brushes for it and I'm fine if I need to come in on a different day due to time. I know SA's have never contoured my face before in makeover's so I have no idea if this is something they'll show me or not. 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Shaelynn,   The Sephora makeup artist can definitely show you how to contour your face! Just be up front with what you want to learn when they start the makeover ... see post
confusedfan
Thinning eyebrows
I have grey almost completely white hair. my eyebrows are ash brown with a few white hairs and are thinning. The lightest eyebrow colors are too blond on me. I have fair skin and blue eyes and am in my 60s. Suggestions?
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I initially bought the Givency Mister Eyelash booster for my eyelashes, but I did not really like it for my lashes, so I used it for my brows and I feel like my brows ar... see post
Shaelynn
How much do all the items used in a makeover usually cost? Ballpark number?
I have reached the status of VIB! (No idea if it stats that here, my thing is messed up :/.) Which means I get a free makeover! I was wondering how much all the products in these makeovers roughly cost, like a realistic guess. I've gotten makeovers before, but I only buy $100 worth of products which isn't even half the stuff used. I'm really wanting to get a serious new look for my final year of high school so I want to I want to get a new bag of makeup and skin products. I know that Sephora has a large vary of products with different prices but there must be a price range someone can give me to help give me an idea. 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi  Shaelynn!   Congratulations on reaching VIB status! I think the general cost of all of the products can depend on what kind of look you are going for. If you... see post
tigalad
Using Eyeshadows "wet"
Is there something "better" than water to use when applying eyeshadows wet? thx
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rydia
BEAUTY BUFF rydia / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Haha I used to take those and run the whole page under the faucet and then be like MOM I'M BORED see post
holdmegirl
What shade of Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide Foundation should I be using?
I normally wear Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude, Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder in Shell, or MakeUpForEver Face & Body in Ivory 20.  A store associate gave me a sample of the shade "Shell" to try, but it's too light.  "Ecru" was too dark.  "Linen" was too orange.   My skin tone is cool (pink) but borders on neutral.  I've been matched as color IQ 1Y05 *AND* 1R04 by two different associates in the same store on the same morning.  
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi holdmegirl!   I am glad that our answers were helpful! Good luck selecting the best shade for you. :D  see post
Ness98
Foundation for my dry skin but for school, any recommendations?
I want something with medium coverage but it can be light coverage, I also have red cheeks so it would be nice if it was coverage. And something very good for dry skin because even the Nars Sheer Glow clings to my dry patches. Thank youuu!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ness98! I recommend trying REN's Satin Perfection BB Cream. This is one of my new favorite products! It offers light to medium coverage and it has a satin to dewy... see post
jagold49
what is the closest color to make up forevers ipstick rouge artist natural in #9?
RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I checked my inventory system and it says it will be back in stock in the next week or so. :)  see post
MUAforlife
HELLLLLLLLLLLLP oil oil oilllllllllll
i have EXTREMELY oily skin and have tried soooo many products and sets together. no primers for oily skin work, they actually worsen! i do not like to go into the store nearest me bc the store manager, mandy in independence, mo is so rude and unprofessional. i would rather shop online. what products can help with the most intense oily skin there is!!!!?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MUAforlife!   I am sorry to hear about your experience at the Independence Sephora store in Independence, MO. Please let me know if you would like me to forward y... see post
crazycray
My eyelashes don't curl
My eyelashes don't curl... at all !! Is there a certain mascara I can use? I curl my lashes and they stay for a couple seconds but then go flat again. Help??
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meagboho
BEAUTY PRO meagboho / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hmmm.  I think it definitely helps my curl, but maybe I'm full of it :D  see post