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OH6jim
I like teal,reds and greens
lyravega
HALL OF FAMER lyravega / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Crowley is my fave, too. see post
meganlisa
Advice; service issue escalated twice but district manager ignoring it
So I had the worst retail experience of my life at a local sephora now almost 2 months ago.  I have complained multiple times to the Rouge line (which has escalated it twice to the district manager), posted on BT and filled out the online survey.  No response.  Basically the district manager is choosing to ignore it. In short, a Store Director was rude to me and her new employee.  She gave me a very hard time about a return of a recently purchased item, unused and with receipt (rude from the moment she walked up to show a new employee how to do a return).  My credit card had been stolen two days before so she said Sephora wouldn't take it back.  I insisted.  She persisted, being argumentative and accusatory.  I insisted, explaining Sephora policy to her calmly.  I also bit my tongue for the ten minutes the return took then at the end pointed out that she could have called the credit card company to verity the account (I've since learned that returns go through on re-issued cards, only sales don't).  She told me "I had to" lower my tone.  It wasn't raised but it wasn't friendly. I told her that I don't have to do anything (she has apparently never heard of please or even common courtesy) then she kicked me out of the store. Her new employee…was apologizing the whole time and quite upset. And the district managers response has been to basically not respond, even though the issue has been repeatedly escalated. I plan to keep calling, posting complaints etc.  Any other thoughts or advice?  I am still, months later, so mad at how badly this store manager behaved.  Even a little courtesy would have made all the difference. Practical results?  I skipped the KVD interstellar and MUFE 50 shades, getting a Chanel highlighter (Macy's) and 4 TF Lips and Boys (Neimans) instead.  I was going to get the Pantone palette and blush (I already ordered the lipstick) but might get the Guerlain or Chanel spring stuff (Nordstrom) instead. Thanks for listening and advice. Once and a while we get mad enough to persist.  This situation was seriously by far the worst retail experience I've ever had.  And I was dressed nicely, being on my way to a formal dinner.
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meganlisa
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Holidays are just so fun!  Stressful, of course.  But so worth it!!! Glad you're almost there!   see post
ilovpurses
Why won't my lips stop peeling!!?
It's so annoying. I have used every lip product out there from Bite's and Fresh's scrubs, to Sephora's $6 balm to Amore Pacific's $42 balm, Fresh lip serum and every product in between and nothing helps. NOTHING. Spring, summer, fall and winter, it's not even seasonal. Vaseline even, nothing works.    When I'm not wearing balms I'm wearing moisturizing lipsticks.    I just don't get it. I don't think there is anything else for me to try.    Anyone else suffer from this and have you found a solution? It's been years and years for me of trying everything. 
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makeupandroses
BEAUTY WHIZ makeupandroses / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
My lips do too and I came on here with the same problem. Someone mentioned I maybe over exfoliating, so I've lightened up on that. Plus I also have been applying nipple ... see post
OH6jim
I'm a 65 year old gray silver hair need a lipstick to brighten my face
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OH6jim
OH6jim / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much. I'll try both. see post
Rosie2891
I have ruined my eyebrows.
I made the mistake of doing my eyebrows myself. At the time I was unable to get my brows and thought it would be easy to do them myself.  I trimmed them down too low. They are uneven and I took too much off in the front of my right brow. The end of my right brow looks like it may be thinning. They are growing in slow. Some of the new hairs are thin like baby hairs. My hairs may be coming in slow and thin due to years of having them plucked. Is there any products thats are guaranteed to make eyebrow hairs grow back in?
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marthayork2000
BEAUTY MAVEN marthayork2000 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Most products can't actually stimulate hair growth, but make existing hairs look thicker to fill in gaps. The easiest thing to do is pencil that part in and just wait fo... see post
louistomlinson
What's wrong with my Naked 2 palette?
okay so I bought my naked 2 palette about a week ago and i'm kinda new to eyeshadow so please don't judge me if this question is really dumb haha.  but there is something weird about the pigmentation in my palette, because some of the colours aren't as pigmented as I thought they would be. for example, verve hardly shows up even when i swatch it with my finger. however, i went to sephora and swatched their palette really lightly on verve and it was REALLY pigmented.  does it get more pigmented as you use it more because of the layers? or does it have to do with something else (like how many people touched it etc.)? or is mine just defected... this is actually really worrying so please help! 
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louistomlinson
BEAUTY MAVEN louistomlinson / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
i really hope so! hopefully i don't get another defected one, haha. thanks! see post
aniarosa
My skin tone is 4Y05 whitch Bobbi Brown skin foundation stick is good for my skin tone?
BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Aniarosa, Sephora has a color IQ option on the web site where you enter your number and get your results. I did a search for you and there isn't an exact match in the... see post
csb1966
Should i use warm or cool shades?
I have warm-toned pale skin (3y03 in Pantone), warm eyes (hazel green), but really purple toned lips and, if I left my hair natural it would be salt and pepper. I dye my hair dark brown, but waver between neutral and warm tones. When I wear warm tones, i think I look good, but the second my lipstick fades, I look washed out. I have used the Bobbi Brown philosophy which is based on lip tone, but sometimes feel washed out with full makeup on. (Bobbi's makeup is very blue based, and my natural lip shade is her pink mauve.) should I just make sure I can re apply all day?
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GennX
BEAUTY WHIZ GennX / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Some people look good in red, you happen to be one of them! I hate when products I love and consistently use daily are discontinued, the worst is when there's nothing ev... see post
BellaBugbeee
Concealer shade
HI! I bought the NARS Radiant Creamy concealer during the summer in Custard but now that seems a little too orangish during the winter. what would be the best shade for me to get for the winter? Like ony one shade down from Custard but the undertones are about the same.
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NikaBT
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi BellaBugbeee,   The lighter shades of NARS Cream Concealer do not have the same yellow tone as the Custard shade. If Custard currently looks a little orange, I do... see post
akemi101xoxo
Need foundation routine for very pale skin!!
  Hello there, I need help with my face!! I have very pale skin, like "Dita Von Teese" pale but with freckles. I also have an extremely neutral undertone, there are no pinks or yellows in my skin. My skin type is combination, I get pretty oily in my T-zone and I am normal everywhere else, can get dry and red with the occasional break out. My current routine gives me a very matte finish, and since I'm so pale it pretty much makes me look dead... I need a new PRIMER, FOUNDATION, POWDER routine that looks natural!! Not too matte and not too dewy. I would prefer a light to medium coverage so if I do get oily I don't turn into a grease ball monster. I have tried two products so far that have failed, the Smashbox Halo powder and the Lancome Nude Miracle foundation. I wanted to love them both, but the lightest shades were both too dark for my skin and also too drying and matte. Any recommendations would be extremely helpful, thank you!!
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NikaBT
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi akemi101xoxo,   For a liquid foundation I would suggest NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in the shade Mont Blanc. This foundation has a weightless feel and is not matte... see post
krystalhayes
What is my skin tone?
  I've heard beige, winter, summer, and autumn. I've heard it all it seems. Please help me! Thank you.
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY GURU TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
The seasons are actually very helpful and can be broken down into warm and cool versions of each other. A warm toned autumn person looks good in deep red toned russets, ... see post
SaturnKisses
ow do you apply liquid luminizer?
Brush? Finger? Sponge? I have Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer. I want a natural look. I don't want to overdue it. Thanks ladies.  Sorry for the typo *How
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Meg82
HALL OF FAMER Meg82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i've never tried the josie maran but i use becca's skin perfector. I apply it with my index finder (i would use my ring finger  but i have a tremor and I get the most co... see post
nasnousa
Face powder brush
Any suggestions for great brush for applying compact face powder?  I only need light coverage.  (I don't prefer Sephora brushes because that ones I bought shed a lot).  Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.
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marthayork2000
BEAUTY MAVEN marthayork2000 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The elf total face brush has worked really well for me, hasn't shed ever, applies well, and it's only $1 so there's nothing to lose. see post
alissonnj
HELP! Extreme dry, flaky under-eye
Hi.   I have been washing my face with a new face wash that has dried out my under eyes a lot. I will stop using it by my eyes... in the mean while, the delicate skin under my eyes has begun flaking. I need to figure out a fix ASAP.    Right now I have the following: Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm C linique A ll A bout E yes Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye ...and while they are all good products for normal hydration needs, they are not doing the job for my current situation.   In the past I have had good luck with Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream but it does contain parabens and I am trying to phase them out. I just returned the Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream because it totally irritated my skin (and may have actually been the true culprit for my current problem).    So, what are your paraben-free, extreme hydration eye cream recommendations?   TIA!! 
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alissonnj
BEAUTY BUFF alissonnj / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks so much - great advice.  see post
marthayork2000
How to figure out what color my undertone is?
I know I have neutral toned skin but how do you know if you have a yellow undertone, pink, beige, etc.? I've done a lot of stupid internet tests that failed to give me the answer to my questions. Every time they say "Your undertone is neutral !" Like, that's not what I wanted. Help?
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GennX
BEAUTY WHIZ GennX / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
When all else fails, grab someone you know to help. A lot of the time determining your skin undertone will be easier in natural outdoor lighting - sunny or cloudy doesn'... see post
karinerouyn
Is there a boxing day sale online?
myusername
BEAUTY BOSS myusername / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Google 'sephora boxing day specials' to get an idea of what was available in previous years. I remember last year they had a $12 deal with a 0.5 oz bottle of OH's truth ... see post
ilovpurses
Eye crayons (aka Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks)
I have a Charlotte Tilbury eye crayon that I love and I'm wondering if Sephora carries any that I would like as much. I do not want a ton of metallic/frost. It doesn't have to be matte or anything, just not off the wall metallic. I found the Laura Mercier ones too  metallic except the one dark brown one which is too dark for an all over wash of color which is what I am looking for color.   Any suggestions on others I could look at? 
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I live to enable! :D see post
angelic4296
Best Application Method for Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation?
So I recently purchased the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in Buff N (210).  I initially thought it was going to be too light for me (in color), but surprisingly, it blended really well.  I need advice on the best way to apply this foundation.  The first time, I didn't use a primer at all since I don't have super oily skin, but more combination, and I know some of these full coverage foundations can really stick to dry patches.  I applied it with a damp Beauty Blender.  Kept me pretty matte, but the coverage wasn't great at all.     The next time I used the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment primer, my holy grail primer (again applying with a damp Beauty Blender), and I was OILY about 5 hours into the day, which is unusual for me...usually my T-zone gets oily, but not my whole face...it's like my makeup slid right off.   I'm thinking of trying it with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer and a buffing brush rather than the Beauty Blender.  If I want GOOD coverage and to STAY matte...would this be a better combo?  Or should I forego primer altogether with this particular foundation (again, keeping in mind I have combination skin, so I have propensity for dry patches in the winter)?   Oy, the trials and tribulations of full coverage foundation application lol.....
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angelic4296
SPECIAL GUEST angelic4296 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you so much, I'll try it out! see post
jesse414
I need a eye cream//balm for fine lines and wrinkles. I am 50
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jesse, I also love the Algenist Eye Balm!  Alguronic Acid, which is produced from microalgae, was discovered by scientists to regenerate skin cells, which results i... see post
Shaelynn
Can I call and ask when my year ends?
I'm close to VIB rouge and it would be wonderful for next year since my grad and all, but I know my year to achieve it ends sometime in Christmas break. It's only a $37 purchase but I'm currently spending my money on gifts for others so it would make a difference if I needed to make the purchase by the 27nd instead the 18th. My Sephora account isn't set up right so there's no way I could check online. Could I simply call my local Sephora and ask when my year ends? Or would I need to go to the store itself?
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Shaelynn
BEAUTY WHIZ Shaelynn / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thanks to all who replied. That makes me feel so much better. I can wait to see if I got a giftcard for Christmas and use that. I'll be sure to post my new status when I... see post
abha24
HELP reduce shine & oily skin
I have tried countless products to tried to reduce the oiliness of my skin. Within hours of applying my makeup I am super shiny. Any suggestion of products to reduce the shine and extend the life of my makeup?  
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abha24
abha24 / FRESH FACE / replied
I recently purchased a Clarisonic Mia2 and have noticed a reduction in my oillyness, but I will try the suggested primers. Thanks see post
thecustomer1
Tangle hair
Hello , I have very tangly hair. Lately i think as i used blow dryer, it became unmanageable.  It is knotting and have it all in tangles. I can't comb at all, its painful. I don not have curly hair, just  regular. What are the best products to tame the tangles and knots?  looking for very Fast and very efficient product Thanks!
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Velope
SPECIAL GUEST Velope / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Sheamoisture - Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler   I've purchased everything Sephora had suggested and none of it worked. I bought this on a whim at Ulta when t... see post
ShadesOfYellow
Watery Eyes & Too Faced Semi Sweet Palette
I sometimes get watery eyes when I wear certain eyeshadows/eyeliner (I returned the Stila Stay All Day Liquid liner because of this). Lately I’ve noticed that when wearing shadows from the new Too Faced Semi-Sweet palette my eyes have been getting very watery. Has anyone else experienced this? And is this a symptom of something that should alarm me?   Thanks!   Felicia
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ShadesofYellow, You might be allergic to an ingredient in the shadows. If it only happens when you use this palette, I would suggest to stop using it. Take note of ... see post
ksims
Best chemical exfoliant for complicated skin
I am interested in trying a chemical exfoliant, but am not sure which would be best for me skin.  I have sensitive, acne-prone, combination skin.  Blackheads on my nose are a particular concern of mine.  I really want to find something that will clean out my pores and brighten my skin tone.  I am wary to try a chemical exfoliant because of my sensitivity, but think this is probably the best way to treat my skin outside of a dermatologist.  What would you suggest?  I'm not too concerned about price, as long as it works!
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jemly
BEAUTY MASTER jemly / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
hi ksims, do you know what exactly it is you are sensitive to ? is it acids (AHAs / BHAs) in general, or particular kinds ?    i have 3 sort of recommendations, 2 are ... see post
Dori1965
Is there a liquid lipstick comparable to Kat Von D's liquid lipsticks?
I love the way Kat's liquid lipsticks look matte and stay put once they dry. I don't really wear regular lipstick because I can't stand it smearing. Is there another brand of liquid lipstick that is as good as KVD liquid lipstick, but less expensive? Thanks!  
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Vaashtii
BEAUTY WHIZ Vaashtii / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I love the Stila liquid lipstick!! I have it in Fiery and I love it! (I also have a KVD liquid lipstick)  I've been wanting to try the lip cream by NYX because I've had ... see post
xoxsarai
Naked 3 Palette
I just bought the Naked 3 Palette but I need some advice on how to use it?!!
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Jamilah10
BEAUTY BUFF Jamilah10 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I would recommend using limit as the transitional color, **bleep** in the crease, buzz or trick as the lid color, (black heart in the outer v if you want to deepen the l... see post
mivey
best neck cream for women 65 and older
floridab
BEAUTY BOSS floridab / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hello: Strivectin makes a neck cream that I have been using for a few years that works well for me. I apply it morning and night.  see post
Vaashtii
Gift ideas for men
I'm still looking for some gift ideas for my husband. I've really been leaning towards the $60 cologne sampler as I've been trying to convince him to wear more cologne. But I feel like that's just as much for me as for him and I don't know how much HE'D appreciate it.   Then I also thought, sometimes his face hurts. Like it's weird, he doesn't break out or get red or anything. But the skin on his face hurts. ANd I was wondering if there was some kind of moisturizer or something I could get him that might help with that. Any ideas?   I'm hoping to keep it to $60 or less here as well    Thanks in advance!!!
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Sonny4President
BEAUTY MASTER Sonny4President / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
  I created this little gift guide for part of my final, maybe you will find it useful in some way, or give you some ideas :)   Some of the items are more than yo... see post
NatalieRc
Will I be able to return or exchange this?
My family knows I am a beauty and skincare junkie so recently my aunt bought me the Ole Henriksen's ultimate lift gel eye cream. I've only used it a handful of time and I can already tell it's reacting poorly with my skin. I don't have a receipt since it was a gift, and I threw away the box it came in, not thinking twice about it. Would I be able to go to my local Sephora and exchange this for something else? (She told me it was indeed purchased at a Sephora. If I can exchange it, does it need to be for another eye cream or can I get anything?
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NikaBT
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi NatalieRc,   BuxomBabe80 is correct, returns and exchanges are done at the discretion of the store, so it is best to call ahead and ask the store directly. When y... see post
CaseyC1851
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette or It Cosmetics Contour Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette or It Cosmetics Contour Palette? I can't decide which is better, help??   I am blonde, green hazel eyes, with a light to medium skin tone.  
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi CaseyC, I recommend the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit because not only is the quality outstanding, but the palette is also refillable!  These colors are all y... see post