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Is there a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream that's the same colour as Tarte's BB in Fair?
The Tarte BB Treatment in Fair matches nicely to my skin but the product looks a bit dry on my face. Does anyone know of any tinted moisturizers that match this colour or are lighter? Whether it's from Sephora, a drugstore or elsewhere? I know there's one that matches by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics but I want to hear what you all recommend first before I decide to get it shipped to me.  
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BEAUTY WHIZ Nykole / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I also use tarte bb, but I use light. Sometimes it can be a little dry for me too, so I also have Dr Jarte Premium bb. It's a bit lighter than the Tarte bb in light, so ... see post
Best Blush/Bronzer?
I need help finding a good bronzer "for all over the face to give me warmth"    Blush anything nice you would recomend?       & What are your favorites
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lulupiee,   I like tarte's Clay Bronzer Blush - I like bronzers that have just a hint of shimmer, I feel like it's a fast way to really warm up your face. You can... see post
help!
hello, i recently purchased BECCA Perfecting Powder in OPAL online  but i dont know if it would go with my skin tone my skin tone is 230 BUFF W on the product  LANCOME PARIS 24h foundation so yall can have an idea of my skin tone i was wondering if opal would go good or do i need to change the color to moonlight?
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just bought opal today my skin is like a light medium if that makes any sense with yellow undertone. I think this powder would look great on you, it's not overpowering... see post
Your Skincare Routine
Hey ladies, I was just going through the skincare products and really wanted to see what your thoughts were on certain products so I thought I'd start a questionnaire type thing because I'm hunting for new skincare products and wanted to know what others use/works.   What is your skin type?   Morning Routine:    What is your favorite everyday cleanser? What do you cleanse with on acne/oily or dry days? What do you use to exfoliate?   Do you use a toner? Which one is your HG?   What has been your favorite serum? What serum have you tried that you would like to get or recommend for others?   Oil-free or oil moisturizer? What moisturizer do you use?    SPF, yes or no? If yes, which one do you use or is it in your moisturizer?   Nighttime Routine:   What do you use to remove makeup? Do you use any oils or balm cleansers? What do you use to cleanse your face after makeup removal or on days of no makeup?   What is your favorite mask for the following: Hydration? Exfoliation? Soothing?   What toner do you use in the evening?   Do you use a heavy duty treatment serum? Do you switch up your evening serums?   What is your favorite night cream?   ----   I know some people won't have answers to all the categories but I figured this is a good way of getting a lot of my questions answers (and I'm sure others' as well).   I would really appreciate your answers!
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BEAUTY MASTER mpas / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I like the cleanser.  My skin feels smooth afterward and not tight.  I was originally using the Fab facial polish and switched trying to find something better.  ( I am n... see post
Not too powdery powder foundation
I want to switch back to a powder foundation - I go back and forth. The only powder foundation I've used in the past is MAC Studio Fix.   I'd like something not quite as powdery if that makes sense. Does anyone have any experience with Guerlain's? All my liquid foundations are from Guerlain and I love them so much so thought their powder might be just as good.   All suggestions are welcome but I don't want sheer coverage. I have good skin, no real issues except some red/pink undertones I like to cover.    http://www.sephora.com/lingerie-de-peau-powder-fou ndation-P388986?skuId=1633585
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HALL OF FAMER ilovpurses / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks so much everyone - going to check ALL these options out at my store! Love the setting spray idea too.    You guys rock! :-)  see post
What to do if Color IQ shade is not available?
I want to order the new Armani Luminous Silk foundation. They do not have it in 2Y07 but one shade lighter or 1 shade darker. Which direction is better to go?  
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi catiez,   Personally, I have found it easier to go very slightly lighter than it is to go darker, but mind you the shade will still have to be very close to your ... see post
Mascara Help
Hi y'all! I am looking for a super conditioning mascara that will not smudge or flake! I have dry, brittle lashes with an oily eye area.  Bad mix!  I have tried Clinique lash power- and it's good but a little drying.  It only lasts a couple of weeks as well.    Hit me up!!!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi veritabelle,   I completely agree with skate08 - that Diorshow primer is amazing, I love using it and it makes lashes feel conditioned and wonderful. I can't say ... see post
Two things I would love help on!!!!
Two things. For some reason at the end of the day the makeup on my nose, around my nose and on my chin seem to be completely worn off. How can I get makeup int these areas to STAY on!! Also I use concealer for my under eyes. I use narz creamy concealer and then I set it with some powder and a beauty blender. And tips on how to make it not look Cakey or any suggestions on products? Thank you!!!!!!
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SPECIAL GUEST Malgal00 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks girls for all the replies and tips!!! I do use and origins eye cream which is amazing!!! I do apply the concealer with a sephora concealer brush which is really n... see post
haircare
I want to grow my hair out to waist length. My hair is around the bottom of my ribs but since it's curly it looks shorter than it actually is. My hair gets tangly easily and is naturally thin, what are some products that could make my hair shinier and softer? What are some tips for growing hair long & keeping it healthy?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lovexxbeauty,   Waist-length hair is ambitious! Good for you! I'm a fan of ambitious beauty goals :) To keep hair soft and shiny I would recommend Living Proof's ... see post
New too faced
When will the new too faced palettes be on sephora. The natural matte the sugar pop and the selfie powders. 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Thank you for help, StyleLynn! I know we are all looking forward to these new Too Faced launches.  see post
Makeup for fluorescent lighting
Hi, I work in an office with fluorescent lighting and am wondering why type of makeup, specifically foundation, would suit this type of lighting. I have an almost yellow skin tone that tans easily in the summer. Thank you!
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi hollyred! What sort of formula are you looking for? Do you prefer a liquid, powder or cream?  see post
Hi i am 17, i am battling acne mostly on my cheeks.
I am 17 and I am currently battling acne, the breakouts usually occur on my cheeks and I've been using Tretinoin Cream to treat it. However I still have a lot of blemishes and I fear scarring like crazy, so is there anything that i can use on my oily combination skin?
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elialoves98 / NEWCOMER / replied
i am using the BP twice a day i believe its the one with .25% ...i am using a drugstore moisturizer ...clean and clear and it does not have any spf which i know i need i... see post
good foundation for beginners
I am looking for a foundation that is light and not heavy. I do not normally wear foundation but have latley noticed more freckles and a few red spots that I would like to cover up. Something that will even out my face but not obvious that I have make up on. What type of foundation is recomened for me to try? Remember I am new to foundation!
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SPECIAL GUEST milobear27 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Light foundation won't cover freckles. I suggest using concealer on problem areas or using a powder foundation if you want to even skin tone.  see post
Raccoon Eyes
My mascara ALWAYS rubs off of my lower lashes and onto the skin below my eyes and creates a "raccoon eye" effect...not cute. Any tips to keep this from happening?
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BEAUTY MAVEN mimi01 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Try Lancôme mascaras. They never smudge, travel, or smear on me like most mascaras do. I don't have to buy the waterproof version either and still no raccoon eyes. Hypno... see post
Koh Gen Do aqua foundation
What is my Koh Gen Do aqua foundation shade if I am shade 123 in the moisture foundation?
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SCENE QUEEN panyang / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Thanks Randee and Clemon! I'm gonna go with 123 then :D  see post
I have been using "amused" 12 hour blush by tarte. What color do I order to replace it?! Thanks!
madmama / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks for the suggestion!  I was heartbroken when tarte discontinued it - it was so perfect for me for 3 years. see post
LASHFOOD BROWFOOD Tinted Brow Enhancing Gelfix
Has anyone tried this yet? I noticed its finally back in stock and am deciding which shade to choose, between dark blonde and brunette. I need something warm toned, im currently using the brunette gel in ABH but i find the wand too big, and messy. I want something to lighten my brows on days when i don't feel like doing them or to add onto powder
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BEAUTY GURU jessyiniowa / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Whoops sorry! I was really busy planning/hosting a friends baby shower. I'll get some pics of my bare brows + brows with gel tomorrow for you!   I tried the ABH Dipbro... see post
Alternatives for Nars All Day Luminous Powder Foundation in Monte Blanc
I currently use Nars All Day Luminous Powder Foundation in Monte Blanc. I am curious what other powders are available from different brands that would be roughly the same color. There is no Sephora Store where I live, so online is my only hope. Thank you in advance!
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi LexZebra, I recommend the following foundation powders and colors for you:    MAKE UP FOR EVER Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in 115 Pink Ivory ... see post
Replacement for Josie Maran Compact Bronzerm
I've been using Josie Maran's compact bronzer for two years. She no longer makes it. . This was the absolute best bronzer I have ever found for my light, dry, sensitive skin. Any replacement recs?  I absolutely cannot use talc-based products or products containing perfum/fragrance
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BEAUTY MAVEN mimi01 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you!  Great recs!  I will look at them!  I have such light skin that sometimes I am afraid to order Bronzers online. Have you used any of these? see post
Brand image important to you?
How important is beauty branding to you? I started thinking about it when K Jenner was chosen by Estee Lauder as their new face (which totally turned me off the brand…not that I was a big buyer of it before).  That's the last sort of image I want to buy.  But SKII does a lovely job with Kate Blanchett, Tom Ford keeps his brand edgy (barely) with elegance, Lime Crime turns many off and many newer and edgier brands never cross over (or do when they turn a little more mainstream…think Urban Decay).   So I'm curious…what brand images impact your purchase and what images resonate with women today?  Or do you just not care….?
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Totally get it.  I wasn't a big EL buyer before but now...well....I'm even less inclined. see post
Foundation for Dry/Pale/Acne skin
Hello, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a good foundation and primer for extremely dry skin? The foundation also needs to come in very light shades. I also have problems with acne, so I need something with full or buildable coverage and I prefer liquid foundations since they are more hygienic than anything in a pot or compact. Thanks.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lish05,   I would recommend Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer! This primer is awesome because it helps to keep your skin hydrated literally all da... see post
what shade am I in in the new nars foundation if i wear barcelona in sheer glow
HALL OF FAMER Kiki1517 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The shades are not the same in this range, you want to go a shade or two lighter. If you look at the undertone descriptions, Barcelona in sheer glow is "med w/ golden pe... see post
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Highlighter Color Match
Hello,    I have been trying to find a highlighter that is more of a matte and not a shimmer and I have read some very good reviews about Yves Saint Laurent  TOUCHE ÉCLAT - Radiant Touch. I was wondering what shade to purchase. Please help! My current foundation is  tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage in light-neutral and my color match is #2Y05. I am a light medium with warm/neutral undertones and if possible prefer to stay away from anything that is too yellow in color. I was looking at color 2.5 but I'm concerned that might be too dark to be used as a highlighter not a concealer. 
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BEAUTY MASTER clemon / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Can you do a little comparison between the 3? Which one do you prefer? see post
My Sephora color match IQ is 1Y08. What color would I be in Cover FX Oil Free Foundation?
I would like a color match for Cover FX Oil Free Foundation. My color IQ is 1Y08. Thanks!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi there, I answered your question on your other post here > http://community.sephora.com/t5/BeautyTalk-Support/I-would-like-a-color-match-for-the-Cover-FX-Oil-Free-Foun... see post
skin care
so I am 17 and i am acne prone on my cheek area, i have an oily combination skin and i am really looking to just better my skin to cure and get rid of any blemishes or acne scars. Any products i can use?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Elia!   You mention in your below thread also utilizing Tretinoin, myself and other users have chimed in there recommending speaking with your doctor or dermatolog... see post
I can't find the Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit, where can I get it now?
I want to find the Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit, but I can't find it anywhere, where can I get it now? 
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi amanduhplease,   I received some more information about the palette - at this time Sephora does not have plans to carry the cream contour palette. I'm sorry for t... see post
How can I go from dry peeling skin to beautiful glowing with the use of Mia 3?
I purchased the Mia 3 as I have always had dry skin. With the use of it so far i have noticed my face is turning flaky. I have been using the Sephora instant moisturizer after cleansing but still my skin isn't the greatest. Also I have horrible dark circles so I'm unsure what affordable cream I can get to diminish them as much as possible. 
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LindsayKT / NEWCOMER / replied
Only use the Clarisonic 2-3x a week at night, using it every day will overly exfoliate your skin. Your skin care regimen should be hydrating. Try including an oil at nig... see post
Very specific retinol/Shiseido question!
I am 30 and have been looking for an eye care product that multi-tasks (fights lines and sagging). I have found 2 that I am really interested in: NutriPerfect Eye Serum and the Bio-Performance Super Corrective Eye Cream. (they both seem like they do the same thing...not even sure what the main differences are, except one is a cream and one is a serum)   However, neither one of these has retinol. Is retinol really that necessary for anti-aging? If I layered a retinol product with one of these, would that be ok?   I am just overwhelmed by skincare in general! 
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HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for the other suggestions!  see post
Giorgio Armani
Hi ! I have dry skin, and NARS luminous weightless foundation makes my skin even drier and leathery so I wanted to try Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation but I don't know what shade to purchase. In NARS I'm Benares, Dark 3. Please help, thank you !
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Beautybomb94,   I would recommend  11.5 in the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation! However, I would definitely suggesting trying the shade in store if you ge... see post
I need a do it all eye cream. Have been using Obagi for all skin care and considering changing.
Hello], I am interested in a high performing eye cream and/or treatment. I have been using Obagi for several years, then a friend suggested Rodan & Fields. I've only used the latter for an eye cream. It's ok for moisturizing, but I have noticed firming, helping the dark circles, etc. I have been told the Obagi products have the most prescription strength ingredients over store bought, but I am open to suggestions. I am 46, caucasian woman with a history of dark circles and now fine lines.
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holly0214 / FRESH FACE / replied
I just purchased Algenist. I am trying it today! Thanks for the advice. see post