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Spring/ Summer Found in the Wild 2016 Thread
Just noticed that all of the spring stuff is showing up (early as always) but the thread is still specific to Winter (which it is...but tell the brands).  So what have you found, dear BTers, that is new on Sephora...
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BEAUTY MASTER grayreb / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
 Nor sure is this was already listed, but Marvis has been added. see post
FACE BROKE OUT FROM TRYING TOO MANY SAMPLES...HELP!!
Hi, I was looking for a new foundation and tried several different samples and now my face broke out.  I think I will just stick to what I was using but in the mean time what can I use to cover them up or to conceal them because I have picked them (I know I shouldn't have)...any good products out there to conceal?  Pleas help...almost embarrassed to go to work:-(
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lilshopper1,   Along with the other great recommendations you've gotten here, I'd also suggest checking out the Cover FX Cream Concealer. This brand was created... see post
Currently I am using Cover FX Natural Finish oil free foundation and it is a bit too much for me. Whats a good foundation for combo skin?
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Kelsijohns!   I responded to this inquiry posted in the Face Makeup area:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Face/Currently-I-am-using-Cover-FX-Natural-Finish-oil... see post
Concealer Recommendation Needed
Hi, I am currently using the Benefit Fake-Up Underye Hydrating Concealer in Medium (02). I wanted to switch to another concealer that's best for the underye area, provides a bit more coverage than the one I'm currently using, and is brightening (perhaps to double as an under eye highlighter). Any suggestions on recommended brightening concealers, and what shade do you think I'd be based on the one I am using now which is in Medium. I have combination/oily skin, medium olive tone color. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome!   If you're able to go into stores, test out and compare how each of the products may feel along your skin! see post
Redness corrector
Hi there, I would love to have a corrector for redness/rosecea, preferably the same consistency as a primer and maybe even for wear on its own on good skin days.   I read so many reviews saying that the different redness corrective products didn't work for them so now I don't know which one to pick?   Would it be better to go for a concealer product instead?   Thank you.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sensitivities and allergies can be tricky to navigate. From all my experience in working beauty retail I learned that a product can be void of this-and-that and contain ... see post
Is It authentic YSL lipstain ?
i just received YSL Vernis A Levres Glossy stain in color 13 from Sephora online but the packaging looks different. The YSL logo is black instead of red/pink & the color written is Rose Tempera instead of Rose Tempura. Is it fine, does someone have any clue about this ?
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HALL OF FAMER Sprytely / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Pop Water is the third generation of the vernis a levres glossy stain collection...  But, if that's part of the original line then I believe it should still be red. Or ... see post
Perfection Mist Airbrush Blush - which shade is most plum colored?
Perfection Mist Airbrush Blush - which shade is most plum colored?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Larrianne,   While there isn't a truly plum shade in this blush just yet, I'd recommend the 03 Rose With Thorns, as it's a mauve-y neutral. I hope that helps! see post
Hi, i am in in the Y178 in make up forever , and I'm looking for a shade to use for highlighting and contouring do you have any idea
Hi, i am in in the Y178 in make up forever , and I'm looking for a shade to use for highlighting and contouring do you have any idea
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Honey456!   I'm not finding shade Y178 in the MUFE brand, can you please specify which foundation formula you're wearing in the line?  see post
how do I know what my skin undertones are? I have brown hair, brown eyes,& keep a tan on my body for a long time. Thanks.
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Dski1970!   Your undertone may fall in the warm/olive or even golden-olive range. For sure your complexion is more warm than cool, and warm tends to segment more i... see post
Best "Everyday" Red Lip for Redheads?
Hi everyone,   The title says it all... to my fellow coppery redheads out there: what is your go-to product for an everyday red lip?  Ideally, I'd like something sheer and long-lasting but with good color payoff.   Thank you!
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scarletpuppy64 / NEWCOMER / replied
Real simple did a roundup of the best red lipsticks in December. Not sure if you can find it online but I bought some of the ones from the story. Bobbi Brown retro red. ... see post
Retinol
Hello. I know Retinol is supposed to help with breakouts. Are there any treatment products that contain a natural form of retinol
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ljulius,   I'd recommend the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil. This is our most natural-ingredient-based retinoid, and you can use it at night to help fight breakou... see post
wrinkles
Erase my wrinkles and brown spots
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Itchiway!   I posted in your corresponding thread over the mention of dryness, wrinkles, and sun spots/constant sun exposure posted in the Dry Skin area of Beauty ... see post
Any recommendations for a mascara that'll lengthen and grow your lashes?
So recently I wanted to find a mascara primer or a conditioner that would help my natural lashes grow, and we all have those no makeup days and i would always look at my natural lashes and see them as small. So does anyone have any recommendations?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi LeilyJ,   Blinc has a black lash primer that helps improve the wear of mascara but also improves growth over time. As it's black in color it can also be worn on i... see post
Foundation looks cakey no matter what?! Help please!
So i've been wearing makeup for about a year now. I have tried several different foundations and primers and used several different tools to apply and my foundation ALWAYS looks cakey or looks separated on my skin. No matter what primer, moisturizer, or foundation i use my foundation finish is just so cakey looking. Ive practiced all of these techniques and nothing has worked. I use a beauty blender most of the time but i have a lot of redness/acne so i sometimes use a brush for more coverage. Even when i use the blender(damp) it looks cakey. I will normally use the Kat Von D lock it tattoo foundation but it will cake so easily and its very noticeable. I have combo skin so i have matte and dewy foundations. I find that dewy looks abit more better but the coverage doesnt work because i dont want to look dewy if you can just see my acne/redness. Im thinking about going into sephora sometime this month and getting the Too Faced Born This Way foundation because it gives a nice finish and seems to not look cakey in the tutorials ive seen. So my questions are..Can anybody please suggest some tips on some primers or moisturizers that wont make my makeup look cakey. What are some foundations that give a more dewy look but with full coverage? Whats the best way to layer foundation for a more full coverage look without it caking? if u can help, thanks! 
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi OnlyOneNess,   I have found that using a great primer truly makes your foundation (regardless of the type) look flawless throughout the day. Primers work to prime... see post
False Silk Lashed
I'm looking into getting some for my wedding but I want a more natural look can anyone help?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi NerdBug,   I would recommend either the  Momma Got Lash or the Whispie Business from the Velour Silk Lashes! Both are very natural looking but will help to add le... see post
I am shade 1y01 and combo to dry skin. I need help picking a foundation.
JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi DaniSunshine,   I suggest that Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer. You would be in shade Sx16. This is great as a concealer and still works as a foundation. It is... see post
has anyone tried the armani luminous silk foundation
i want to use the foundation that kim kardashian and natalie eva marie use. and it says that the use they use the armani silk luminous foundation .. is it any good?
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's good as long as you don't have many things you want to cover up because it's nowhere near a full coverage foundation but it has a nice natural sort of finish. see post
Foundation/oily skin/acne
I have really oily skin and acne scars I have been looking for a foundation with great coverage and a matte finish. I've been searching for a while now and still nothing. Also looking for a good contour kit. I have a small scar(one of many) on one side of my face to when I contour the powder doesn't catch on. Help please? 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You might want to look into a silicone-based primer to help with the oil. The silicone will absorb excess shine while giving skin a soft, not dried out, matte finish, it... see post
GIRLACTIK COMING TO SEPHORA?
I recently heard from a friend that Girlacktic was (or has, she didnt specify time and she told me a while ago) coming to Canada and would be sold at sephora, has anyone heard this? Does anyone know if its true or know when and if it is coming to sephoras in Canada?  Holding its true and not hear say but ya never know ay?
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BEAUTY BOSS virgo87 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Mars Soft Velvet Loose Powder
Hi! I'm thinking about picking up the Nars Soft Velvet Loose Powder. I tried to use the Color IQ but I don't think this powder is on there. I wear either a 3.0 or a 4.0 in the UD Naked Skin Foundation (depending on the time of year). What shade would you recommend? Thanks!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi plm95,   If you are leaning towards yellow, I would recommend Eden in the NARS Soft Velvet Loose Powder! see post
I use Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet in shade 20. What shade should I get in the Make Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer?
LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi cefr25,   The closest match would be Pink Porcelain, but this is not exact, I'd recommend trying on in store to make sure it's a good match for your unique skin t... see post
Make up for pale skin
I would really love some help.   I really would love to know what shade for my skin tone I need. Every time when I was at a photoshoot every time people use different products and I have no idea what shade or keep track. I would love to know what is a great recommended face primer, the whole list to contour my face. I am very pale lol. I call it the "phantom" skin tone. I swear I feel like you can see my veins lol.  I plan on going to the sephora store that open a while ago. Any advice would be great
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi redrose87,   I would highly recommend Bobbi Brown's Skin Foundation in either Alabaster or Porcelain as these are great shades for fair skin tones.   ... see post
I wear Light Sand in the Tarte Marracuja concealer, what color would I be in Amazing cosmetics concealer?
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi cdh343s,   If you are currently wearing Light Sand in the tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer, you would be  Light Golden in the Amazing Cosmetics  Amazing Con... see post
Choosing a Naked Skin Concealer for Sephora Foundation Shade
Hi! I am having a hard time choosing the right Urban Decay Naked Concealer shade. The foundation I wear is the Sephora 10HR Wear Perfection Foundation in the shade 22 Light Natural and it is the absolute perfect shade for me. I don't have severe under eye circles or darkness, only moderate. I would like the concealer to highlight my eyes which is why I'm not sure which shade to choose.  I got a sample of the Light Warm shade and it blends perfectly but I don't feel that it provides enough of a highlight and contrast.   Thank you!
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GabrielaPetrova / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you. I just found out my shade is 3.5 in the Naked Skin Foundation so would that look good with the Fair Neutral Naked Skin Concealer.  see post
Frizz!!!
After curling my hair with a curling wand it turns into rat nest frizz??!! Help!! Any product suggestions?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jamiehrivera,   I highly recommend the entire Living Proof No Frizz line as these products are scientifically proven to help battle frizz. To truly combat frizz, ... see post
Too Heavy - Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation
So I recently bought the Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo Foundation. I'm very fair with pink undertones so it's one of the few foundations that actually match my skin. It's a PERFECT match. Unfortunately it feels very heavy to me. It's just too thick for me and I feel it all day long and it's very annoying. I don't want to return it because it's just such a perfect color. Am I able to mix it with a lotion or something to thin it out? If so, what kind of face lotion, because I'm pretty sure the foundation is silicone based?
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BEAUTY BUFF alexandra101 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
There are some ways to thin it out. 1.use a beautyblender since the damp sponge will thin it out a bit and make it spread easier. 2. Mix the foundation with a moisturi... see post
Oil blend vs 100% single oils (Argan in particular)
So for the past couple of years I've been using the 100% Argan oil daily and my skin loves it!  I started with Argan when my skin got increasingly sensitive because I knew Argan was one of the top ways to get your skin to absorb maximum quantities of Vitamin E, which had historically be a great healer for my skin.  Now my skin is still very sensitive, but is willing to tolerate some other products so I have been wondering about whether it made sense to either replace Argan oil entirely with a blended oil in my regime, or use a different oil in connection with it to get maximum benefits.  Other than being sensitive (and allergic to almonds), my skin tends to be a bit dry, particularly during the height of summer and winter when central air systems blast, but not so dry the rest of the time that I'd classify it as truly dry.  I'm also in my thirties and although I've aged well, most women in my family don't so I'd love to maximize my anti-aging benefits.   I'd wondered about adding something like Sunday Riley's Juno, Algenists' oil, marula oil, Kate Somerville's Dilo, Nude's oils, or one of the other options that people with sensitive skin love.  Any suggestions or thoughts???
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Neem is also on the sites I recommend below. A lot of the mixed oils add coloring or fragrance.  And any one essential oil (and I love essential oils) can irritate sens... see post
How can i control my oily skin and touch up during the day ?
I love using my oil free BB cream and I plan to get it in a cushion form of the laneige pore control bb cushion. I also love using my tarte stick concealer. However, the concealer stains my glasses. My skin gets shiny and oily during the day and what can I use to make my skin matte?   I do plan on getting the make up forever step 1 equalizer primer for oily skin since everyone recommends it.  Should I get a blotting powder (white cast or no ?) and this primer or touch up with blotting paper then  with the laneige cushion and tarte stick concealer ? 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Very true, "high definition" or silica-based powders (like MUFE's HD powder), is not meant for touch ups or constant reapplications. When too much silica powder is built... see post
skin redness
My skin has many red areas, and they do not go away with foundation or powder alone.  I am wondering what products would be helpful for this.  I also tend to have oilier skin, so a product that is long lasting would be much more suitable for me.   Thanks!!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you mentioned the redness to a doctor? Persistant redness could be mild rosacea, there are topicals to reduce the redness.    There are redness skincare lines fro... see post
dark circles and the evil pimple.
I have fair skin and have had dark circles under my eyes my entire life. I have tried concealers and nothing covers them up completely. I am looking for a solution to this without breaking the bank. Also, No matter what kind of skin care regime I use I always get a random breakout around my chin or mouth. I remove my makeup every night with Clinique take the day off cleansing balm, wash my face with DE exclusive cleanser, then tone and moisturize. Then I wake up with a zit on my chin... WHAT?? Please help!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi CalynMichel,   I suggest Kenzoki's Lotus Caress to Moisturize Eyes.This product not only moisturizes it  helps prevent the appearance of dark circles.    I ... see post