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Nails
I don't know which nail polish colors are tacky and which nes are cute please help or else I will have bright nasty looking nailsNa
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
"Tacky" is subjective. I wear whatever I feel like wearing. see post
mcsxo
eyeshadow problems
Okay so i've been having major problems with my eyeshadow. It hasn't been creasing, but actually rubbing off in my fold/crease area. I'll look in the mirror and patches of eyeshadow will be gone where my eyelid has folds. I've never had this problem before! Never even had a problem with creasing. I have dry skin, so no oily eyelids. I haven't switched up any products I've been using. I use eye cream day and night, use UD primer and use either NYX or lancome eye base before applying eyeshadow. The only thing that has changed is where I live. The climate doesn't seem to different...only warmer, maybe more humid, although where I lived before was also humid. But I honestly have no idea why I am having this problem now as I have been using the same products for months and my skin has not changed. Anyone have any ideas or product suggestions to prevent this problem? Would be much appreciated!   Picture attached is what the problem looks like. Knew I wouldn't be going out today, so applied gold eyeshadow all over the lid to see if it had the same problem even when I wouldn't be going outside.  Clearly I still had the problem so it isn't outside/climate factors (i think) that are causing the problem.
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cajaxx
LOOKING FOR A SHADE RECOMMENDATION FOR DIOR AIRFLASH FOUNDATION FOR 1Y03.
LOOKING FOR A SHADE RECOMMENDATION FOR DIOR AIRFLASH FOUNDATION FOR 1Y03.  I'm wearing Diorskin Forever Flawless foundation in 020 Light Beige currently and it is a good match.  Thanks.
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kam71
Leary of a "does it all" eye cream
*I realize there has been much talk about different eye creams targeting different concerns. However, I stumbled upon this cream and well I'm leary of any product that appears to "do it all". It's a new product w/ only 8 reviews, so there;s not much to go on and I don't know much about this brand.  Is this too good to be true?  It's claim is that it will:   1.Fight under eye circles (I have them) 2.Puffiness 3. Smooth fine lines and wrinkles 4.And boost radiance.   Thoughts about this...as I have aged I do notice some puffiness under my eyes and darker circles. I'm attaching a picture of me with no makeup on at all for reference.  Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Rejuvenating Eye Cream.  It's an exclusive as well.  TY.  ~KAM    
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Next time you're in stores, test out both the FAB and S&G eye products, even see if you can get samples to take home (even though the metal applicator aspect will be mis... see post
Meggie1215
Makeup Forever 30 years palette
Hi there!   Are you sold out of the Makeup Forever 30 years palette?   Thank you! Megan
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Meggie1215
Meggie1215 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you for the information - I appreciate it!  Have a happy day! see post
CoColollie
Need help finding a bronzer for IQ 3Y08, matte finish, thank you!!
I use Benefit 'Hello Flawless!' color Toasted Beige and Make up for ever HD invisible cover foundation color Pink Beige, and I'm trying to find a natural look of matte bronzer. I would really appreciate some help here!! Thank you~!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi CoColollie! I highly recommend trying NARS Bronzer in the shade Casino. This bronzer is absolutely stunning and it contains only a small amount of shimmer. This... see post
colie86
Peter Thomas Roth 40% professional peel
Hello, I am not satisfied with this Sephora exclusive. I have used half of it and for the steep price it has failed to meet my expectations. Am I able to return it?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi colie86,   I am sorry that you are unhappy with the Peter Thomas Roth 40% Professional Peel. Unfortunately, Sephora.com is unable to accept a return on this item ... see post
FloMUA
PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION
IVE TRIED EVERYTHING! My skin is combination oily but for winter Iam combo/dry. I have serious dark spots, dullnes, and uneven skintone as well as sensitive skin, because every time I use a new product on my face I immediately begin to break out. The beginning of this year is when I began to get a little more serious about my skincare. The skincare specialist that I go to for laser hair removal(on my face), recommends that I come in and get glycolic peel treatments done which I will consider because at this point I think I need to begin implementing more exfoliatiors, peels and products that penetrate the deeper layers of my skin. Products that you recommend would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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taramc
BEAUTY MAVEN taramc / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
My recommendation would be a medical strength peel administered in a drs. office/medical spa.  I have sensitive skin and have had great results with the Vi Peel.  My ski... see post
tjjr
Please help! I'm 36 and have the oilest face ever!
The plus side is I don't look 36 but the downside is as a professional I need products but I've tried just about every primer and oil mattifier out there.  I also have done all the suggested changes to my skin care routine.    I'm an accountant and HR representative always on the go so I can't stop to keep reapplying.  Blotting just takes the makeup off and eventually I have uneven skin with makeup in some areas and other areas where it looks smudged.   I have spent about $1500 overall in products that are supposed to clear up oil and keep my skin matted but that has yet to happen.   PLEASE HELP!
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lecia1167
HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes! I love that stuff! see post
candygirl438
Skincare for combination skin with blemishes/rosacea
Hi !  I am looking for GOOD skin care products for my light-medium combination skin. I have a high tendency to get acne on my face, like a few pimples at the same time (gross, I know ! lol) And I react easily to products. If my face doesn't like a new product, I get acne almost overnight. Oh and my cheeks present signs of rosacea in winter (I live in Canada and we do get extreme cold winters).   I would love to find, ONCE AND FOR ALL, products that actually work. So far, I like the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, it works pretty well on me. But I need a toner, a serum  and a night cream  doesn't have to be the same brand . I tried the Clinique toner for oily/combination skin, what a disaster, felt like my face was on fire !!! I also tried Michael Todd products, didn't do anything for me.    Thanks for your help!!!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
4-5 blemishes a monthly wouldn't merit being deemed "acneic", have you considered utilizing a spot treatment for them when they do appear? Are you aware of any sensitivi... see post
pickels2eyes
over 65 under eye puffiness & fine lines
I'm using Revale Replenshing Eye Therapy with 1% coffeeberry and don't see some improvement, is there a better product?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
How long have you been using the product for?  By chance can you peg the puffiness to allergies, mild irritation, lack of sleep, or even fluid retention or is the puffi... see post
kimmycats
Is the Nude Miracle better than Lancome Photogenic Lumessence/large pores with combination skin!)
dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi kimmycats,    I love Lancome foundations,  they've always been one of my top lines to go for foundation!    The Nude Miracle is the newest formulation. It's l... see post
Angie0528
droopy eyelids
What is the best way to wear eyeliner when your eyelids are droopy? Only on botton, only top or both?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you line your top lashline and find it frustrating that your hooded lids (I wouldn't call your lids droopy) "cover" the line drawn, consider tightlining. Tightlining ... see post
camilamies
Bridal trial - need some opinions!
Hi guys, me again!!! As I said in another post, my first bridal trial didn't go well, so I booked another one, with a different MUA. I loved the final look, but I guess in the second trial I would ask to not underline the entire eye, I think that maybe half of it. I kind of think is a little too much the whole undereye, it makes me look a little bit tired, doesn't it? What do you think? And I would like a little more coverage in the skin, if possible.   Here are the photos, let me know what you think, any advice is welcome!  Thank you so much!!
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camilamies
BEAUTY WHIZ camilamies / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you so much Etscore1 :) I will ask to not underline the entire eye and than decided about the mascara. I will have another final trial before the big day, in a cou... see post
AMAP
Need primer help!!!
I used to use the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer....I loved it, but the second, and third time I ordered it, it arrive separated, and I couldn't get it to blend back together.  In hindsight, I should have returned it, but didn't.  Needless to say, it didn't work.  So I switched to Smash box photo finish, and I hate it too   I feel like this one makes my foundation slide right off my face!  I need some suggestions, as I have combo, acne prone skin.
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sorry to hear that your in-store experiences haven't been too great, but Beauty Talk is a great resource to check into prior to making visits to really get some "researc... see post
krtty1125
Toner for aging, oily skin
I need to find a great toner.  My skin is very easy going.... I recently found out from an aesthetician (sp?) that I've been really going overboard with the exfoliating products including daily use of retinol, benzoyl peroxide scrub, salicylic acid and a pore cleansing astringent.  She said most people would come in all red and blotchy with my routine!  She also said I may be creating my own problem of OIL PRODUCTION.... she said my skin may be OVERCOMPENSATING.   Anyhow, she is recommending that I lay off some of the heavier things for a while and I need a recommendation for a NEUTRAL TONER (not too harsh) that will help MINIMIZE OIL PRODUCTION   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!!.
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greenchilli
BEAUTY WHIZ greenchilli / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
krtty   May I suggest you try Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Lotion.  It is an alcohol free toner and can be used by everybody no matter skin type.  It is a really go... see post
fatimamummy
Natural or Synthetic?
Hi, Can you verify if the brushes in this set have natural or synthetic bristles. Thanks   http://www.sephora.com/smoke-machine-smokey-eye-br ush-set-P377122?skuId=1469386
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fatimamummy
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks talinder :) see post
ErinJane
Concealer setter
Hello! I was just wondering if anyone could recommend a powder to set under eye concealer? I was hoping to get one that would lighten the under eye area to brighten under my eye. I wanted one separate to my over all face setter. Any suggestions would be great! thanks in advance!
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ErinJane,    I really like the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder- it has a slight brightening effect and is great with concealers or all over the face:   ... see post
KJ1000
WHAT SHADE AM I IN GEORGIO ARMANI LUMNOUS SILK FOUNDATION? IM NC 42/44 MAC (no pink tones)
greenchilli
BEAUTY WHIZ greenchilli / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I don't wear Mac, but I would say I am NC42-43.  I have had no success with Giorgio Armani foundations. I have golden undertones.  I did not find a foundation colour mat... see post
Nadiak18
Quick Makeup Routine??
I need help! I love makeup so much, but I've started only wearing it to parties and on the weekend because I don't have a fast makeup routine for when I roll out of beds on the week days and have to make it to work in 20 minutes. I want to look made up, but in the morning I just don't have time for my gel pot eyeliner, foundation, eyeshadow, etc. routine! I need something that will make me look non-zombie (which is what I look like totally without makeup) that I can do in 5 minutes. Does anybody have any good suggestions for products? I think I need a BB cream or tinted moisterizer, quick lip balm/stain that I can swipe on and has pretty color, and eyeliner that doesn't need to be applied with a brush, but will stay all day. I'm from the Indain subcontinent, so my complexion is olive, black hair, brown eyes. Thanks so much!!!
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Nadiak18
Nadiak18 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much for all your suggestions, you guys are great! I'll definitely check out some of the selections and get back to you about how they worked out! :) see post
bharden
hair mosturizer
I have dry hair but every product I have tried either dries my hair out even more or make me look like a grease pan. help please! im trying to grow my hair back out.
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi bharden, I recommend a gentle shampoo and conditioner like Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind™ Avocado + Quinoa Co–Wash which is a cream-based cleanser that effectively yet... see post
bharden
The Best Curling Iron
What is the best curling iron and products to use for extremely think wavy hair that refuses to hold a curl? I have tried everything! The only thing that can somewhat curl my hair is a curling wand but I don't like the type of curl it produces.
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks! I need to seriously look into it. Perhaps for the November sale.  see post
shaniceee
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer match
Hello fellow beauty lovers!   I am looking into purchasing the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer and can't figure out if I would be considered Light or Neutral Medium...   I currently use Urban Decay Naked Foundation in 3.5   Thanks!
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kso1225
BEAUTY MASTER kso1225 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Definitely neutral medium.  It's much lighter than you would expect for a "medium" but it's great at brightening up your under eye area.  I'm pretty close to your skinto... see post
Diani0518
Foundation for Dry skin.
Hello, I have dry skin and I usually use my trustee Makeup Forever foundation, however, I wanted to try something new. I was thinking about the Tarte Amazonian Foundation or Laura Mercier. Any help?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Diani0518, Which foundation from Make Up For Ever do you typically use? Is there something about the foundation you are not liking anymore?   I would be happy... see post
shaniceee
Makeup Brush Travel Bag
Hello fellow beauty lovers!   I am looking for a makeup brush travel bag that I can use for when I travel that also won't damage my brushes... I have only been able to find the bags that come with brushes (which I don't need) and would just like the bag. And I don't have THAT many brushes (I have about 10-ish), so I would need something that holds a majority of that and possibly one that hold a little more just in case.   I also don't want to spend too much for it, but I want something of really good quality that's not going to start breaking after a few uses. It's gotta be able to lee up with me   Thanks!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi shaniceee,   I love bringing my brush roll with me when I travel! I have found this is the easiest way to keep all of my brushes organized and it also keeps the b... see post
Bianca1717
How can I achieve this look? Which products would be best to use?
RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Bianca1717,   Her look in these pictures is very similar to the look in the other pictures you posted here> http://bit.ly/1w9EKdb   I provided you with a deta... see post
girlonthego
Cleansing oils?
I am 49 years old with combo/sensitive skin- more on the dry side. I have been using purity made simple, both original and gel formulation, but i find it doesn't remove makeup really well. I have tried a sample of the foaming face wash by clinique and works well to remove makeup but now my skin is dry. Wondering about the cleansing oils - and which brand - either philosophy or clinique?  
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Joannimation
HALL OF FAMER Joannimation / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm also a Shu Uemura fan! Their cleansing oil has a really thin consistency compared to the Josie Maran one. I love how squeaky clean the skin feels after using it, but... see post
Sahara123
Does anyone know the lip color Kate upton is wearing with the nude in nude eye palette display?
nishcakes
HALL OF FAMER nishcakes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No problem! It's fun to be a Makeup P.I. :) see post
tubbie
what is the SKII facial treatment essence? is it a toner or serum? can it replace either?
nishcakes
HALL OF FAMER nishcakes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's the story. I got sucked in too. -_- see post
miawalshh
I'm not sure what colour to get!
Hey guys! I've gone in to Sephora multiple times to get colour matched, but every time I go, they match me with a colour that makes me look orange. I'm not sure if it's the lighting in the stores, or if my skin is a stranger colour(?). I have yellow undertones (I believe), and I am Korean. I'm not sure what colour to use in any brand because they never match. I'm a lot tanner than Koreans usually are, but since it's nearing winter, I'm getting paler again and I don't know what colour to get in foundation and concealer. Help?
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gingerblack
HALL OF FAMER gingerblack / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would get swatched on the jawline and step outside the store to look at it in a more natural light. You can even ask for samples to take home and try first. see post