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Retinol Inflammation + Adjustment Help
I have super dry, sensitive, pre-maturely aging, and acne prone skin (worst of all worlds). I'm trying really hard to get my skin to adjust to retinol, but it's not having it. My derm says getting my skin to tolerate retinol will solve a lot of my aging + acne woes. I tried retin-a and my skin was burn for weeks after 1-2 uses of just a pea sized amount on dry skin. I just started using First Aid Beauty's retinol serum (made for sensitive skin), but my skin is still freaking out. I have two questions:   1. Is it ok to apply retinol over irritated skin (from the retinol) until it adjusts? or do I have to wait until my skin heals, and then try again? If I do wait, it's like waiting 10 days in between uses.   2. Any suggestions on how to calm the irritation? Both the next day, and maybe something to layer it with when I use it at night? Thank you! Edit
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BEAUTY MAVEN kitkat2000 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I'm trying to combat fine lines around the eyes and mouth, elasticity, acne and acne scars.    It's tough because dermatologists insist that to combat those issues, th... see post
Best Lipstick
So I been Buying a lot of liquid lipsticks and I wanted to try something new, so can anyone suggest me a good lipstick that is matte and pigmented?
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HALL OF FAMER alexasteph / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're not looking for lipstick in a liquid formula, I recommend the UD Vice Comfort Matte and Mega Matte shades. There is a wide range of shades so depending on if y... see post
Can someone recommend a hair mask for dry and damaged hair but is color safe%3F Been having a hard time finding a good one.
BEAUTY BUFF ashanizer / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
@kssweetheart right? I was triple checking to make sure there wasn't a minimum amount that needed to be spent, but lo and behold it worked! It's one of the better "buy _... see post
makeup removal
Hi all! If I jump in the shower without removing my foundation, and use face wash, do I have to go over with makeup remover after? Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER sierrafallon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You don't have to do anything. If your cleanser removes all your makeup, then no. Or if you use a toner afterwards that removes all the makeup residue , then no. But if ... see post
Live Chat with Natasha Denona
This thread is now closed. Thank you for your participation!   Brand founder Natasha Denona is making her BeautyTalk debut on Wednesday, May 25, to answer your beauty questions. Visit this thread between 12pm and 1pm PDT to ask her anything—from what makes her eyeshadow formulas so pigmented to her go-to product for glowing skin.   Be sure click "Follow this thread" on the right side of this post to be notified via email when one of your questions is answered.
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HALL OF FAMER ZombieMetroAnt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's right @veronika2, happy to have gotten this email today! @NatashaDenonathanks for being with us today!  It's been a total blast and we can't wait to see ... see post
Natasha Denona Live Chat Thursday!
Just got off the phone with Natasha Denona and team and they are SO excited for our live chat this Thursday. I gushed about how amazing you all are and how excited we are to have Natasha for a live chat and she is equally as excited   Here are the details:  12-1pm PST (but I will open the thread ~30 mins early) Link:  http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Live-Chat-with-Natasha-Denona/td-p/2777134 See you there! Katie
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BEAUTY MASTER themusefactory / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
@KatieBT If you do get Herbivore, is it possible for you to PM me? Because if I miss that live chat, I will actually shed real tears.  see post
Eyes
I am looking for eyeshadow colors for me. Natural with some color. Hazel eyes and brown hair.
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BEAUTY PRO desertgirl501 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I also have hazel eyes (reddish-brown hair).  You have a beautiful eye color and your eyes are a little more green than mine. I had a makeup artist at Sephora recommend ... see post
Korres product line
What happened to it?  Just watched a Sephora pro video using it but product can't be found
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BEAUTY MASTER sydtomato / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Thats so weird, sorry about that.  Maybe its your browser? I had to switch to google chrome because firefox had so many issues with sites  see post
wet%2C glossing highlight%3F NOT shimmery or sparkly
I'm looking for a highlighter that is NOT sparkly or shimmery but rather glossy and wet looking on the face (glowy).. any suggestions? thanks
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HALL OF FAMER sierrafallon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@amybins i would suggest RMS living luminizer (it's very natural and glossy looking). Milk makeup sunshine oil or straight coconut oil or Vaseline could work too if you ... see post
What's the best oil to use with cream products?
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you are mixing oil into facial cream, most facial oil works (unless you are thinking super thick ones like coconut or olive oil, those don't work). Just make sure you... see post
Good Brush for bottom lash line eyeshadow?
Im just getting my skills going when it comes to eyeshadow. One thing I'm missing is a brush that feels right applying shadow to my lower lash line.    Any suggestions? Thanks! 
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BEAUTY PRO bharvey / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thank you! Im going to try the Make Up Forever brush! see post
Need updated skin care routine
i've been going to the dermatologist since highschool (am now 25), and think it's time to stop using the Clindamycin and Trentinoin creams from the derm. and get some different skin care products. my skin is sensitive. issues include some dryness, mostly oily skin, blackheads around nose, and light pinkish acne scarring. any suggestions would be appreciated. also, what's the return policy on skin care items?
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BEAUTY MAVEN adaviscali / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
if i saw an esthetician  would they just be recommending the products that they sell? see post
Dupe for discontinued Sephora Brand Contour Matte Gel Eyeliner?
I just found out that the "Espresso Your Love" has been discontinued.  I am not interested in the "Caffeine Buzz" shade which is a red brown.  What is a good dupe for the Espresso Your Love?  I'm looking for something that wears all day on my upper lid, and is a dark brown.  
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BEAUTY SAVANT greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
@StephanieBT Thank you for responding!  Unfortunately, I own two of those (one in whiskey and one in black) and I do not care for the consistency of the pencil.  Do you ... see post
Hair a mess!!
I got my hair done on Sunday for a wedding... when I went to wash it today its a complete disaster after blow drying it. It is not soft like it use to be.... is there anyway to fix this? I want my hair back to normal!!! 
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HALL OF FAMER StephaniLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@erin417 I highly recommend the it's a 10 Miracle Mask. It's my holy grail. It have kept my hair soft and nourished even after lightening it quite a bit. I get mine from... see post
MILK MAKEUP tattoo stamp
Hey, so i was sooooo excited that the milk tattoo stamp finally arrived an hour ago. I stamped two black cute little stars on my wrists.  It claims to be waterproof.  I washed my hands with water only while some water splashed onto the tattoo..  It started smearing and became purple. Also, I just tried to use makeup remover (that gets out even my most waterproof mascara, but there are still reminants of purple ink (like I got a bruise).   Does yours do that?  Did I get a defective product?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Oh no, @purly! Sorry to hear that this is happening to you as well. I'll forward this feedback to the correct contact. Great idea to use primer and foundation under.  ... see post
Sunday Riley Luna Sleep Oil
Hello! I just had a simple question I am hoping one of you could answer, I recently was in the store and got a sample of the Sunday Riley Luna sleeping oil. I have never used it before, but in the little packet which you tear open, it feels like its powder and like.. little balls! and on the product information, its obviously an oil, So i'm confused as to how to use the sample, and I'm terrified to open the packet and like.. waste it, because I've wanted to try this brand for so long! and the directions on the packet are the same as for the product and I guarantee you this sample is like a powder not an oil,   Any help at all please! thank you!!
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SPECIAL GUEST adnama023 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Im glad you got it lol, I was thinking like omg there is no way im going to be able to explain this over the internet with out sounding insane! see post
Urban Decay All Nighter vs De-Slick Setting Spray
I've never purchased a setting spray before but I want to get one this weekend before my bachelorette party! Do you prefer All Nighter or the De-Slick setting spray and what are some of the major differences between the two? My skin is normal/combo. I usually get oily in my T-zone and my chin, so I was considering the De-Slick spray, but I've heard such good things about All Nighter so I'm having difficulty choosing. Any advice would be appreciated!
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SPECIAL GUEST kmott09 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
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Gluten Free products?
are Buxom lip glosses,be legendary lip gloss, BITE lipsticks,Too Faced liquefied Melted Long Wearing Lipsticks, Sephora lip stains, Audacious Lipstick, Smashbox lipsticks, NARS Matte lipsticks gluten free? I've just been put on a gluten free diet from my doctor and all of my lipsticks are from SEPHORA. Thank you!!!!!
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BEAUTY MASTER themusefactory / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
@DesiQ   Buxom, Nars, Sephora brand are not gluten free. Too Faced and Smashbox have a lab where cross contamination can occur and so they are not listed as Gluten Fre... see post
Brow Serum that really works?
Hi has anyone ever used a brow growth serum that actually works?
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MeganBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi alexvtol,    One of my colleagues started using the GrandeBROW serum about a month ago and has seen really great results! One tube contains a four month supply an... see post
Make-up forever HD stick fondation
Hi, I am actually using Make-up Forever Ultra HD stick foundation in color 120 (my foundation for winter). For summer, I was wondering which foundation should I be buying, one or two shades darker? 123, 125? I have a golden/yellow complexion. Thanks!
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Milylav13, It depends on how much color you get. If you are near a store, I would recommend going in to getting and getting matched again.  see post
Help me find my shade! 🙏🏻
Hi, I'm interested in purchasing the new tarte clay stick foundation but I'm not sure which shade to buy? I have light skin with yellow undertones... any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! 💕
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Mommy1210, Although, there isn't a true warm shade listed, I feel like the neutrals do run on the warmer side. If you do tend to get more color in the summer I would ... see post
Under eye puffiness
I am 21 years old and I have been plagued with puffy under eye bags for years! How do I get rid of my under eye puffiness? Serums? Creams? Rollers? Facial massagers? What is the best routine for me? (:
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Alicia547,   I recommend starting with an eye cream or gel to treat puffiness. Typically, you'd apply these in the morning before makeup, but you can also apply t... see post
Thickening shampoo and conditioner
Hello All, I have very thin and fine hair and I was wondering what are some amazing thickening and voluminous shampoos that give my hair volume and fullness and are long-lasting. Thank you all so much!!          
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SPECIAL GUEST alexvtol / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Try the Alterna Repair line! see post
Toner
I've used the Laneige toner but it dried out my skin because i'm using topical creams for acne. i'm now looking for a new toner that does not have alcohol in it because i have sensitive skin, but i also have oily/combination skin with some dry patches, and blackheads/pores in my T-zone. Thank you! 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @audreyca,   I agree with @ChicDabbler! The Lancome TONIQUE DOUCEUR - Alcohol-Free Freshener is a great toner for anyone with acne prone or sensitive skin. This t... 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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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not sure if this is luxury skincare - but it is a boutique brand.  So here goes:   I have tried a couple of products from Leahlani - the Mermaid mask and Champagne ser... see post
How do you prevent mascara from melting and ending up on the outside crease/under my eyes?
I am Moving to a humid location and it already happens in the dry environment I live in now. No matter what kind of mascara I buy (my favorite right now is Marc Jacobs) after a couple hours it ALWAYS ends up under my eyes and on the outside crease. How do you prevent this? It happens with every single mascara I've ever tried. 
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR TheGlitterati / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
Agree about tubing mascaras, they don't smudge! I personally prefer the look of traditional mascaras, so I've been using Laura Mercier's Secret Brightening Powder brushe... see post
Mix and match skin
Before I put on any makeup of any kind I have to exfoliate or the foundation seeps into the "crevasse" of my skin.  Even when I do exfoliate I still can't wear any makeup sometimes.  Please help me!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Phebers,   Can you let us know if you are wearing a primer before applying your foundation?    A smoothing primer would be great to help with filling in thes... see post
I am a crossdresser and need help with lip color. I am a brunette, can anyone share what shades of lipstick look good with dark brown hair?
Help I want to look my best and need advice on lip color. I have fair skin and dark brown hair. 
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Eikcyn / RISING STAR / replied
I agree with Tam that red suits all skin tones. And the sephora color iq is helpful. You could also search insta and find inspiration. Whatever color you choose post the... see post
Kat Von D Brightening Powder?
I am Barcelona in Nars Sheer Glow. What would a good match be for me in Kat Von D's Brightening Powder?     thank you!
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SPECIAL GUEST AllyChann / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
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I have a hard time finding a blush that does not go orange on me. I am fair skin%2C burn easy%2C and brown hair.
I have not found a blush is some time , that I feel compliments my face. Every blush seems to pull orange tone on me and doesn't seem to compliment my irish fair skin.  I have tried NARS sin, Benefits DALLAS, MAC, Tarte matte bronzer as blush, and nothing seems to be the key color for me. I am fair skin, without make up have some redness, brown hair .  Most lipsticks I feel that look best on me are more of the neutral darker mauve/brown ones. Any suggestions?   Thanks you , Liz
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC blhbear / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Hey there. Checkout Tarte blush in Dollface. see post