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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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SPECIAL GUEST christinele / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Similar to natural lip color. Lylysa 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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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Courtenay,   Barcelona is my summer shade as well! In the cooler months, I find that Punjab is a good match for me! Stromboli has bit too much olive in it to be a... 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
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
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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BEAUTY RESIDENT CinnaminSkin / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
it sounds like we have similar skin concerns. In terms of skin care I would suggest you check out the ole henriksen 3 little wonders collection. It has does wonder for m... see post
Chanel....chanel...what am I missing....?
Oddly, today I finished the most recent Coco Chanel biography (amazing) and I also got a really weird email through my youtube that if I wanted a boy I should wear more Chanel scents and Guerlain makeup.  Crazy timing (and comment) right?  But I got to thinking...I used to wear Chanel scents and I used to wear even more of their makeup.  The latter I've recently gotten more into ..and the product can be excellent though not always.  So, if I want more boys, or just to buy the best of Chanel, what should I be buying (or is Guerlain a better bet)?
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BEAUTY WHIZ beauty1bliss / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank u! It has been enjoyable connecting with women over BT and I have really liked getting to know some of the lovely ladies here! 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
Want to have flawless Kylie Jenner skin
I have combination skin. Oily t-zone and sometimes dry patches.  I feel like all foundations I've tried are too heavy or are too light basically don't cover anything.  I like the almost photoshopped look Kylie's skin has but which foundation is good for that?
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sending you a PM. 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
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
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
What are your favorite highlighters?
Highlighters and contouring are the talk of the season. I wanted to start a thread where everyone can list their skintone and highlighters they own/like for different occasions. It could be a useful resource for anyone looking for highlighters. Are you guys in? I will start.   Skintone: Medium/ Mac NC30ish Highlighter Liquid- Becca Opal (Love it, most used), Benefit high beam (too light, good for fairer skintone) Cream- Benefit Watts Up (Good match, don't use it often) Powder- Kevin aucoin celestial powder in candlelight (Love it, most used)    
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BEAUTY GURU flyte / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Skintone: NC20-25 in MAC, probably lighter now Highlighters: Tom Ford Illuminator Duo - Moodlight  Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow - Light Medium Becca ... see post
Lost it all...
Greetings! recently we lost everything due to a house fire, now i need to replace everything including my make up. At the time of the fire i had a drawer full of everything from Loreal to Mac to UD and all in between. This time i would like to have all my products fit in one case, awesome  products that i use daily - not once then end up at the back of my drawer under piles of other products never to be seen again. I am including a picture so you all can help me pick out the best ones for my skin color. (Don't judge! i was at the beach!) Much love to all! Tabitha
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BEAUTY GURU rachelhill / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hey, figured I'd update: SiJCP in Papillion, NE donated Becca's Champagne Pop to you.  Rockstars there, seriously.     Side note: I do not work at that SiJCP.  I went ... 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
Facial hair, help with texture for makeup.
Ok..deep breath. I am a female who unfortunately has awful facial hair issues, which in turn I have to shave. My jawline and chin area can be smooth as can be but when I put makeup on, it looks rough and bumpy up close. I use Tend skincare after shaving to help with razor bumps and irritation. No matter what primer or foundation I use this is the end result. Is there anything I can do skin care wise or makeup wise to help minimize this? I am so embarrassed about this and feel like people are always looking at this part of my face. I use purity face wash, Clinique mild clarifying toner, and Clinique moisture surge. I also use Clinique men's exfoliating face scrub before shaving to try and get a good close shave.
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AAAngela / NEWCOMER / replied
As a male who wears makeup (and everything else) I can appreciate your problem. I can cover the beard shadow quite well but the texture of the skin is one of the biggest... see post
Finding it IMPOSSIBLE to get the "flawless foundation look".
Hey everyone, So, like I said, I've been having a difficult time trying to make my foundation look as natural and flawless as possible. Basically, my foundation tends to exaggerate my pores and also makes the areas underneath my eyes and mouth look gray (which makes me feel like I look like I have a moustache!) The other areas on my face look decent but I just can't ever seem to achieve the flawless look I see these famous youtubers accomplishing. I just switched to Mac Pro-Longwear foundation (which I love), and I apply with a damp beauty blender. I of course make sure to apply a moisturizer and primer before, and then set with a powder, bronzer, blush and then finish with a seeting spray. So what am I doing wrong?!
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BEAUTY BOSS krtty1125 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Another vote for the peachy concealer before you apply foundation on the grayish areas.  I really like Benefit's Erase Paste.  Looks crazy going on, works like a miracle... 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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BEAUTY MAVEN luvmygloss99 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
If you can, try a color stripper which you can usually find at local drug stores and beauty stores- This will help to get at least some of the green/blue out. I had blue... see post
Live Chat with Jaclyn Hill and Becca Cosmetics
  This chat is now closed! Thank you for your participation!    Ditch the YouTube comments section and ask a star vlogger a beauty question you’re dying to know. Visit this thread on August 18 between 12 and 1 pm PT to participate in our live Q&A with Jaclyn Hill and BECCA Style Director Kerry Cole. Together they’ll be sharing their highlighting secrets for creating a lit-from-within glow, including tips for using the limited-edition BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in the universally flattering shade Champagne Pop.   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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Melanie159 / RISING STAR / replied
I hope you realize Jaclyn how big of an inspiration you are! I've been a subscriber for years and it's crazy to look back and see how much you've grown. You are a real d... see post
How do I use YSL blur perfector?
I've put it on over foundation, and it make my skin look like it's peeling. It literally looks mottled and uneven.  Am I doing something wrong?
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BEAUTY BUFF TopazBeth / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I've tried it both on top of makeup and on its own. Alone, I use my fingertips and sweep it on in short strokes. On top of makeup, use the applicator and just tap it. 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
Eyes & All
I am absolutely in love with makeup! I am very serious about it too and would like to open up more makeup doors and enhance my makeup range.   I only own a few products, but i am not satisfied with the quality. I have purchased things like loreal or maybelline (really cheap eyeshadows) to try and do the eye tutorials, but every time I use these cheap eyeshadows it looks absolutely horrible! It looks like a small layer of brown stuff on my eyes, it doesn’t distribute the colour evenly and the worst bit of all, there is no pigment in the eyeshadows. I know that if I at least get good quality eyeshadow kits, maybe the outcome would be different. My only wish one day is to be able to purchase amazing brands and experiment for myself, but I do not have the money for these experiences.    My questions are;   What are some of the BEST and PIGMENTED eyeshadow brands out there (for a natural look, a smoky eye look, and a going out look).   What are the best contouring kits out there (I have been ripped off by a contouring kit that doesn’t even apply the product to the face).   I recently purchased some brushes online but got completely scammed. The brushes don’t even pick up the product! That was one of the worst purchases I ever made. I do not want to make the same mistake again with the brushes. I was wondering if you could list some of your favourite: foundation, contouring and concealer brushes best eyesahdow and full eye brushes (it doesn’t matter how many) best lip brushes   I dont mind spending the money if i know its worth the money. But i am limited with the pricing.  Thank you so much for all your help!   look forward to your replies  
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HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Tina!   If you are looking to get some higher-quality things but limit your spending, sets, kits, and palettes are a great way to go. Some brands have a noticeable ... see post
Removing Items from my cart?!
This is mainly just a curiosity thing, but this isn't the first time it happened. I am hoping this isn't going to kill the awesome positive vibe we have back today!! But when you are in the process of checking out, is there a way to make sure that your items in your cart stay your items? I had the Naked Flushed that was in the sale section in my cart twice. On 2 different days, and it has been taken out because I have been continuing to shop. :-(
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BEAUTY MASTER Tracib1981 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I never thought i would say this- but be more like ticketmaster. You get 5 minutes before it bounces back. see post
Cleaning SUPER dirty beauty blender?
Hi, I use my beauty blender everyday to apply my foundation and admittedly don't clean it too often, which I know is bad. I just spent 10 minutes washing it with bar soap (I have tried cleaning with face washes and cetaphil in the past and never saw significant results). Is there any better way to clean for dramatic results without buying the BB cleanser they sell. Also, after cleaning I am noticing it almost looks like a candy corn with the top appearing orange-ish, the middle a faded pink, and the bottom a dark pink, with a lot of black around (which I am hoping is not mold) (I don't use the bottom too often). None of it resembles the bright pink it originally was. Is there a way to salvage this beauty blender, or is there no choice but to buy a new one? Thank you 
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BEAUTY GURU candyrivera / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
SO sorry guys! I thought I put it in there lol! Yes, I bought it at shapeways! 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
Makeup brushes!!
What are some of the best eyeshadow makeup brushes? I dont know what to do, if i should    spend a lot of money on a 3 mac brushes? OR spend a little bit of money on real techniques brushes?    
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BEAUTY SAVANT bloom9159 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Agreed! Although Haks + Goss (and Chiku, etc.) aren't necessarily great "starter brushes". I feel like they need to be worked up to, ya know? They need to be treasured l... see post
oily skin whit huge pores
i have super oily skin with huge pores that is also acne prone.  i need a treatment that i can use before make up and at night.  i have tried different make ups but my pores are still showing thru and my skin starts shinning about an hour after i apply make up.  what is the best thing to use?
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BEAUTY MASTER glossforevery1 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
You can find this at the drug store for around $12. It's full of vitamins for your skin, it won't clog pores, it's not greasy feeling or will leave you shinny. It feels ... see post
What color would i be in Too Faced Born this way Foundation color iq 3Y04?
I really want to get the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation but I can't find a color to match closet to my color iq 3Y04. Can someone point me in the right direction.
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aleyjane / NEWCOMER / replied
PLEASE HELP does anyone know the equivalent to mac NC37 / nars medium 1/punjab? see post