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Bronzer/Contour for yellow-toned skin
Hey!   I was just wondering if anyone had recommendations for a bronzer that could be used also as a contour for yellow-toned skin? I have light skin, and in summer, light-medium skin.    I have tried the NARS Laguna Bronzer, however, I can't really see much difference with it, because it's rather light. I've also tried The Body Shop Honey Bronzer in 2, but that is waaay too pink, and looks dirty and orange.   Thanks everyone! I appreciate it!
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calamityjane85
HALL OF FAMER calamityjane85 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
this is the only famous person I know... see post
krtty1125
What is your favorite eye makeup remover?
I have used Lancome's Bi Facial with reasonably good results, but I was hoping I could find something that removed the mascara with fewer swipes (hoping to minimize damage to the eye area).  I tried MUFE Sens Eyes and it really burned the skin around my eyes, which was a disappointment, since the cream seemed to be more effective than the liquid formulas I've been using.  I want something without mineral oil as I have had problems with that before.  Any suggestions?
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LindaBS
BEAUTY BOSS LindaBS / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I've been using this stuff daily for 2 years now and there's still plenty left! see post
shapeshifter
Where have you been all my life, CIR??
I have been, as I'm sure many of you also have, very concerned about cosmetic ingredients and the potential dangers of many chemicals. There are lots of scary articles out there about loads of common ingredients, and I find it difficult to separate facts from fear mongering. I was just directed to a great website that actually provides the published scientific reviews of cosmetic ingredients, rather than just kind of saying "Trust us, we're scientists".   I can't post the link here, but you can google The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (cir-safety)   There's plenty of reading to go through, but it's pretty well organized and approachable for someone like me with no scientific training. I just wanted to share this resource in case there are some of you who have been looking for info like this!
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY PRO TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
too tired to hunt up beggin strips for meme. mmmm bacon. All the feels though for awareness, pick a few brands to somewhat trust and move along with the new information ... see post
Sydney1126
Looking for a full coverage liquid foundation
I have pretty bad acne and I have never found a good foundation that covers it all. I have normal skin but tend to get oily on my forehead and chin towards the end of the day. Any suggestions?
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My favorite is, wait for it... Estee Lauder Double Wear. It's a fantastic foundation for oily skin. It stays on my skin from 9 in the morning to 11 at night. I still get... see post
humanesque
What are peach undertones in foundation?
How can you tell if you have a peachy undertone? How is that different from having a yellow undertone? I saw a Dior foundation color for peachy undertones and was wondering what it meant. Thanks!
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humanesque
BEAUTY MAVEN humanesque / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thanks! I have light skin with both yellow and pink undertones. I always thought that meant I was a neutral. My face and body get flushed (red) easily so I tend to go wi... see post
KyBelle86
Best eye cream/gel for me?
What eye cream would be best for me?  It can be from Sephora, Ulta, Nordies, Drugstore, etc.    I wear contact lens and my eyes can be sensitive to certain products since I wear contacts.  I just turned 30 this year, so I'm still really young.    Can anyone suggest some eye creams for me?  Also what would be the best drugstore eye creams?   Has anyone used the Olay eye gel?   Thanks
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simplylala
BEAUTY BUFF simplylala / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I havent tried the Olay eye gel yet.   But for the eye creams/gels I tried, I like the Algenist Complete eye renewal balm the most.  see post
lmi82
Guerlain holiday 2014 restock
Is Sephora going to restock the meteorites (Perles d'Etoiles) & lipstick (Rouge G Lipstick in 920 Rouge Parade)?   Also, I wasn't sure exactly where to post this so, please feel free to move my question to the appropriate board.   Thanks!
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tehprincessjenn
HALL OF FAMER tehprincessjenn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nordstrom only had it out (San Francisco Centre) because of Trend Show.  see post
obviouslybobi
Mac Pro Longwear Foundation and Nars Sheer Glow
Hellooo,   I have the Mac Pro Longwear Makeup foundation in the Shade NW15 and I read about the undertones, since I wanted to change to Nars Sheer Glow.  Now I actually have a yellow undertone but everyone says NW15 has a pink undertone.   I looked up at foundation matrix pages to see which shade from Nars Sheer Glow would fit and it says Mont Blanc which is a foundation with a pink undertone.   The mac foundation fits perfectly...I'm confused   P.s it says that the colour of your veins helps...well mine have more of a greenish colour   thanks for the help
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Askenjuri
BEAUTY BOSS Askenjuri / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I wear Mont Blanc, in MAC, I was NW15/NW20.  I found it very odd when Color IQ gave me a color number with a Y in it, as I am very definitely pink!  I guess it depends o... see post
Shaelynn
How do you attain that flawless looking skin look with makeup?
How do you make your skin look so perfect and flawless? I've been trying to find good products and techniques to make my makeup look nice and natural with makeup and was wondering how you all achieved yours? Like what foundations, concealers, tools, etc. do you use? 
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Shaelynn
BEAUTY BUFF Shaelynn / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks! In all honesty I don't have a serious skincare routine at the moment, right now I'm using Hydra Cleanse by Pharmagel as my morning and nightly cleanser. And Dram... see post
deadheadnation
Pale Olive Skin
Does anyone have any suggestions for a good foundation for a pale olive skin? I have given up on liquid, but i'd like to find some. I've been using physicians formula Organic Wear loose powder. Any foundation i ever try has that pink undertone and it just doesn't match my face. Because of being olive, of course, i'm not completely pale. I have a slight tan. Any suggestions would be great! 
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I have a ridiculously difficult skin tone to match; SA's call it olive, but since I'm one quarter Mediterranean, one quarter Asian, one quarter Middle Eastern, and one q... see post
munchkind2
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and Smooth Finish Powder
I am color matched for LM Tinted Moisturizer color "Nude".  But I also want a powder foundation.  If I wanted to purchased the LM Smooth Finish Foundation Powder, what color would that correspond to?  Thanks!
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munchkind2
SPECIAL GUEST munchkind2 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Hi, thanks for the response.  Yes, that does help.  I also have yellow undertones and the skin on my cheeks do occasionally get red.  Do you use her concealer?  I am co... see post
KJ1000
WHAT SHADE AM I IN LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURIZER? IM NC42 MAC (a little darker now)
NouraShamisi
BEAUTY RESIDENT NouraShamisi / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
Hello! I am MAC NC42 user and i am using to shades LOL! Almond and sand shades are perfect for me. see post
kerryplussephora
Prevent undereye concealer from creasing?
How can I prevent undereye concealer from creasing? And what are some good concealers that don't crease under your eyes?
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
To prevent creasing, I like to use an eye cream and then a eye roller serum type of product underneath. It keeps my under eyes extra hydrated and the concealer goes on m... see post
Chikilin
Skin Issue!!!
Hello Ladies,   I have a huge issue with my skin tone. I'm a caramel skin tone, and recently I've notice an uneven skin tone somewhere in my cheeks. I can see lighter spots (like white). I'm in my early twenties and I had never had this issue. Now I really don't know what to do, I wear my daily moisturizing cream, sfp, I follow a good diet...   if anyone know of a product that can even up my skin tone, please let me know!!!  I appreciate it, thank you.   Sincerly, Ana
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hi there! One of my daughters has this issue. She has warm South Indian skin. There are currently a plethora of products on the market that promise to address the issue ... see post
mygreathair12
My Love with skincare.
  I probably spend three hundred a month on my skincare, it's something that I love and would never give up. Algenist is my brand of choice. I have used evey product that they have in there line. I have one small question? Why doesn't Sephora sell there whole line and is it ok to mix two different Moisterizers together if you can't choose? Lol 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mygreathair12!   Algenist's Firming & Lifting Neck Cream should be back in stock in the next few weeks. I recommend signing up to receive an email notification so... see post
ragdoll4mom
TF Chocolate Bar
Is there more than one version of the CB palette?  I saw one at Ulta that was more purple and pinks , but I can't seem to find it anywhere else.  As luck would have it, I went back to get it, and they had been sold or pulled.  Thought maybe my memory is just failing me with this one.
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
By chance was it Urban Decay's Naked 3: It also comes in a tin and has a range of rose-gold shades. see post
NataliieWalker
How to get Natasha's glamorous makeup?
I am obsessed with Natasha Poly's makeup in this photo from a  L'Oreal Paris video. She looks so glamorous, and her eye makeup is killing me with its perfection. Does anyone have an idea of how to achieve it?    The video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=343atBOuA88  
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kam71
BEAUTY PRO kam71 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Just an idea...but if you're looking for the exact products used, you could always try to contact "the company"....Don't know if I'm allowed to say that MODS ;)    Again... see post
lostinpa
i use Givenchy Photo perfexioun foundation color perfect cinnamon. What powder and color
I was in your store and had my skin typed and was advised to use Givenchy Photo perfection.  However, now sure which powder to use.  For day, I like a Matte finish and for evening, a luminous finish.  Like full to medium coverage
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lostinpa!   If you are looking for a setting powder to use with Givenchy's Photo Perfection Foundation that will give you more of a matte finish, I recommend tryi... see post
unblownkisses
Broken powder foundation fixes
Hi all, I dropped my compact at work, and unfortunately my MUFE powder foundation broke. It's usable, but it's a little messy and very annoying, especially since I use it at work where I don't really want to make that mess. I read past posts about using alcohol to fix broken powder products, and understand that theory, but I wanted to know what the lovelies on BT thought. Does anyone have any other suggestions, for fixing it, or even for the usage of a broken powder?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi unblownkisses!   I definitely suggest trying the rubbing alcohol trick! I have used done a similar process with broken eyeshadows and it worked out pretty nicely.... see post
fatimamummy
Beard and Mustache
I am in desperate need of help. I was used to bleach my facial hair once every two months ( I know this is not a good option) and I want to switch to facial Wax. I was thinking to buy Bliss wax strips but the reviews are not good for it and due to some health issues it is hard for me to go to a salon. I do threading for my upperlip but can't gather enough courage to do it on rest of my face. PLLLLZ suggest me some good facial wax that I can use myself at home because although my facial hair are not too many or too long but they black and it makes them very prominent. My hubby asked me other day "Are you planing to grow Beard" so I am now one angry wife looking for an immediate solution for this problem.
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JenJennn
BEAUTY BUFF JenJennn / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The Olay hair removal creams work well for me and I have sensitive skin.  Just make sure you treat your skin with the protective balm (which comes in the package) before... see post
cinii
birthday gift
Hi, i am currently out of the country and will be returning in December. My birthday is this month, I was wondering will I be able to get my birthday gift delivered to my house without buying any products? or Can i redeem my birthday gift when i return in december?
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi kam71! Happy to help! :) You have all month to redeem your gift, it's a good one! I can't wait to see what we offer next year ;)  see post
JulieAlice
EGGPLANT DRESS/ FAIR SKIN...WHAT COLOR LIPSTICK???
I'm weaing an Eggplant/Plum dress to a wedding this Sturday and don't know what color lipstick to wear. I am fair skinned, dark Auburn hair, and wear glasses.  Help please!!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Glasses can be a great way to work with your eyes and the products used there if you play with a few aspects. Most folks feel like their eyes are hidden behind lenses an... see post
etscore1
Non-contouring bronzer placement
I'm going to lose my mind the more and more I read, hear and learn about bronzer!   I just bought Chanel Les Beiges and am NOT looking to use it for contouring, but rather to give a little bit of warmth to my light, neutral-if-not-ever-so-slightly-cool undertoned face. I got it in shade 30, which is very similar to my natural skin color, but warmer and a couple very minor shades darker. It doesn't help that I tend to get pink/burn in the sun, so that is the color that I'm accustomed to seeing on the top of my nose, temples, etc. that I am now hoping to replace with bronzer.    The last piece of advice I received from an SA I trust at Sephora said to go out into the sun, and wherever you feel the sun hit your face would be where bronzer should be applied. But that also seems like where I already apply blush and/or highlighter. Which has led me to create this thread, trying to figure out how to use them together.    Would love some insight or direction to a good diagram on how to use blush/bronzer (not as a contour)/highlighter together. Because what the SA said makes total sense to me, but there isn't enough room on my face for everything!
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kam71
BEAUTY PRO kam71 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Ty Andy....See reply above...these tutorials are invaluable!  :)  I'm loving my Sephora family; *smiles* ~KAM see post
makeup13lver
which one is better?
I am just wondering about the bare mineral original and matte powder. i have both of them, and I am not sure when to use each one. Do I really need both of them? any tip would be appreciate it
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BeautyJunkie325
HALL OF FAMER BeautyJunkie325 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
To me, when I was wearing Bare Minerals I tended to use the Matte in the summer when I was more tan and my skin was a bit more shiny on it's own.  In the winter I tended... see post
Ragga23
An ideal daily skincare routine combination skin?
I really need a good skincare routine. I don't know what's ideal to do everyday, from waking up to going to sleep. My skin is very mixed. I would like to know what I should be using on my skin f.ex. moisturising, cleaning, oils and other things... I would also like to know the same about makeup. Should I use a primer everyday, bb cream, cc cream or what? I am very confused. I would love to get some answers
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Mmmmm, skincare routine. It should be customized for your skin type. I have combination skin, so oily around the nose/forehead and dry on the cheeks. Here's what I do  ... see post
NancieNano
what time are you posting the clarisonic giveaway rules?
makeupobesessed
HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Welcome NancieNano! see post
ErinJane
Bare minerals
Hi all! Just wondering if anyone has tried the 'Bare Minerals Biolucent Mineral Brightening Treatment' (i think thats the name!) can anyone offer any feedback/advice? I'm trying to figure out if its worth the price tag. thanks
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ErinJane
ErinJane / NEWCOMER / replied
thanks so much! I'm from Australia and we don't have sephora so I'm trying to stock up on Sephora products while I'm in the US! see post
mygreathair12
Confused about returning skincare?
I know I will be sorry for posting this but I searched for an answer and could not find one. I have NEVER returned anything to Sephora, period and I've shopped here for about three years now. I love Algenist and owned every product in there line but two. I decided to order one of those two and I just did not like it at all. I kept using it for a week but just can't make myself like it no matter how hard I try. Should I return it or just throw it away and chalk it up to a good lesson learned? I order from Algenist only if they don't sell it here on Sephora. Algenist says as long as it hasent been over 30 days they would be happy to have me turn it , is that Sephoras return policy or not? Please remember that I searched for this answer on skincare returns but could not find the answer I was looking for. Thank you in advance, please don't think that I go around returning things because I just hate to return anything! Lol 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mygreathair12,   If you return the item in the mail to us and we receive it back within 60 days of the initial order date, you will receive a credit card refund. ... see post
beachwaterbunny
Recommendations for serum/skincare for getting rid of redness from past acne?
Does anyone have any recommendations for skincare for getting rid of redness/hyperpigmentation from past acne?  I'm willing to splurge and spend more money on better quality skincare.  I've been looking at the SK-II brightening and Shiseido White Lucent lines, but am open to other recommendations!   My skin is oily, sensitive, and acne prone.
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have not tried SK-II but I know that Shiseido is scented so if you are sensitive to fragrance, try a sample first. I usually go for vitamin C or some sort of peel. I l... see post
Dvblpn
55 and have cheek redness , eyelid droop and under eye blueness Help Please!
ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Are your cheeks naturally red or are they from irritation/you being sensitive to things? other than that it sounds like you need a good eye cream for lift&firming. I don... see post