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sandlee
Looking for products that work on 70 year old skin
I've tried numerous products, probably meant for much younger skin according to the reviews. Looking for something to conceal redness, dark under eye, fine line (that won't settle into the lines making them look worse).  Something that will blur a little to make my skin look a little younger and fresher.
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mpq39
New make up for aging skin
I have always had great skin, But I am now 61 and the lines and wrinkles are starting to show up around my mouth from smoking in my youth. (Smokers another reason to beware!) I realize that I need products for my age. What primers and make up base should I use to hide my wrinkles. Any other ideas? Thanks! 
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mpq39! I would look into the Hourglass brand.  This make up line was actually created to address those concerns specifically!  The Hourglass Mineral Veil primer feels... see post
sephoraadmin2
Live Beauty Q&A with Leslie Blodgett!
  This chat is closed it will open at 11 am PDT on May 5th.   Calling all bareMinerals fans! Visit this thread on May 5 between 11am - 12pm PDT to participate in our live beauty Q&A with the Leslie Blodgett, the brand’s creator. Get the details on the new Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation and ask her a beauty question of your own.   Be sure click "Follow this thread" on the right side of this post to be notified via email when one of your questions is answered.
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lexa42009
Best foundation for dry skin
I have extremely dry skin. Does anyone have any recommendations for a foundation/bb cream/tinted moisturizer that is light weight but with some coverage and that is very moisturizing? I prefer a dewy/radiant finish.   Thanks!
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lexa42009
BEAUTY MAVEN lexa42009 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you so much for your suggestions!! I will definitely be trying some samples! see post
kyleejo
Oily skin out of control!!
I have VERY oily acne prone skin, mostly in the t zone especially my nose area, I've tried everything from different cleansers, moisturizers, primers, setting sprays, and foundation & powders that are made for oily skin and nothing has worked for me. Currently I'm using the Cetaphil oil control foam wash, neutrogena rapid clear acne defense face lotion, and the cetaphil oil control moisturizer. For my makeup routine I use the Becca Every-matte poreless priming perfector, Tarte amazonian clay liquid foundation, followed by the tarte amazonian clay airbrush powder, then i use blush and bronzer and the Maybelline shine free loose translucent powder, then I top everything off with the Kat Von D lock n load makeup setting spray. With this routine I still get very oily within about an hour of doing my makeup. I don't want to have to retouch my makeup throughout the day or blot if I don't absolutely have to. Does anybody have any suggestions for either my skincare or makeup routine? I'm looking for options that are not super expensive either. Thank you in advance!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi kyleejo!   It looks like there have already been some great answers to the other thread you started here>http://bit.ly/1jFQxWt.   Let us know if you need any ... see post
sammiebaby
Under Eye Circles HELP!!
Hi beauties!   I'm in desperate need of an eye cream that targets dark circles.  I have combo skin, but my under eyes tend to be pretty dry, especially if I forget to smooth some of my moisturizer there.  I don't have any fine lines at this point but I'd like something that's anti-aging as well.  My dark circles, are truly almost black, with sort of gray/blue undertones.  I don't have sensitive skin but my eyes are easily irritated to anything with any kind of smell.  I've been looking at Clinique All About Eyes or the Even Better Dark Spot Corrector for eyes, which I have for skin and do like.  I don't have any problems with puffiness, I just feel like the skin under my eyes is like super delicate and really thin.  I wear make-up when I work and if I go out, but I don't wear it if say, I'm going to the supermarket and I'm tired of getting the "are u ok miss?" from people.  I'm open to any brand really, Clinique is just one that I'm familiar with.  Please Help!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sammiebaby!   I recommend trying Philosophy's Time in a Bottle for Eyes. This will really help brighten your eyes and minimize dark circles. :)   see post
arlenek11
Eye Brows
I have sparse eyebrows and they are all white.  I have used many different eye brow creams and pencils.  Non, so far, have given me that natural real look.  The other day I saw something that covers both hair and skin but now I can't seem to locate in Sephora.  What would you suggest.  Thanks for your help!   Arlene
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notcreative
BEAUTY MASTER notcreative / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I live in Vegas too.  We have four free standing Sephoras and three inside a J C Penney, which is nice.  I went to the one at the Venetian today, so I may have seen you ... see post
sportiegirl
Products for fine hair?
I have fine hair, but a lot of it.  I would like it to look thicker, but also be moisturized on the bottoms.  My scalp can get oily, but my ends get dry.  I am looking for shampoo, conditioner, and styling products.  Any recommendations? Thank you!
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DiVWA
BEAUTY PRO DiVWA / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have similar hair. I now shampoo only every other day. I was afraid this would make my hair look more oily on top, but after a period of adjustment, this didn't happen... see post
fiel2616
Chest Breakouts
I don't break out much on my face, but I do break out on my chest. I always shower right after working out. Any product suggestions for chest/back breakouts?
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY PRO heartsmyface / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Also, don't forget to treat your chest like you would your face;) it's delicate.  see post
Mizzsassythang
what is a good healthy glow foundation for combination skin?
I have combination skin and I want a foundation that will cover my imperfections is long lasting but can still give me that healthy glow? I don't like the very matte look but i still want the healthy skin glow and have a medium coverage without being shiny. My skin is sensitive in the way that i breakout with red under skin hard zits when i wear heavy makeup so i prefer a foundation that is lightweight but can still get the job done. 
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Mizzassythang, I recommend Dior Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup SPF 15 or Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup. Both have a beautifu... see post
StephF713
ABH Contour Kit Re-Stock Date?
When is the ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Contour Kit going to re-stock online? Do you see a date? I neeeed it! Thank you!
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Steph, We will be getting more stock sometime in May.  We don't have an exact date at this time, sorry! :) -Laura see post
Kiana1195
Need help finding a foundation!
Hi, I'm eighteen and have very dry skin that is moderately acne prone (although you can't tell in the picture.) I have very pale skin with a slight yellow undertone, and I need help find a hydrating foundation (preferably with buildable coverage) that is non-acnegenic and won't make me look orange. thank you! Here is a link to a picture of me Thank you!
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chlotam
BEAUTY MAVEN chlotam / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I'd say NARS sheer glow or NARS tinted moisturizer!   see post
Scooter83
Hi I have naturally curly really thick hair, what flat iron should i use?
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Scooter, I recommend the T3 SinglePass Professional Straightening & Styling Iron. It has 1" tourmaline infused, ceramic plates that glide smoothly over hair. It als... see post
fairskinned008
What are the best daytime eyeshadow shades for fair skins and blonde hair & eyebrows?
I have very, very fair sensitive skin and naturally blonde hair & eyebrows. What colours would you recommend for a daytime eyeshadow look? (I work in a conservative environment, so I can't rock the bold colours at the office). I also have very sensitive skin and need something that won't irritate my skin. Feel free to suggest brands too! Thanks!!!
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IAmLadyLiterary
BEAUTY BOSS IAmLadyLiterary / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I recommend Bareminerals eyeshadow quad in The Happy Place, the peach, taupe and pale pinky nude are very wearable for everyday, same with the plum if you just use it on... see post
rel563
Ingrown stomach hairs/scars
I have severe ingrown hairs and scars on my stomach under my belly button.  It is very embarrassing, I sometimes need to use a light concealer to cover them.  Need recommendations on scar creams that can be used on the body to maybe lighten them And something to help with the ingrown hairs. 
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I agree, electrolysis is amazing- you can always try a Tria too! I have one and it's been great :)     http://www.sephora.com/hair-removal-laser-4x-P377817?sk... see post
chellechelle28
Estee Lauder double wear stay-in place makeup... difference between Dawn (2W1) and Rattan (2W2)?
I currently wear Bare Minerals original foundation in Light, but I would like to purchase Estee Lauder's double wear stay-in place makeup.    According to the color IQ tool, I was matched to Rattan 2W2, however the descriptions for Rattan (2W2) and Dawn (2W1) sound very similar.  I was hoping someone could explain the difference between the two shades?   Thank you in advance for your help!  
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chellechelle28
SPECIAL GUEST chellechelle28 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank ivyxox and heatherbee for your insight!  I really appreciate your help.   I definitely have yellow undertones, however 2W2 looks pretty yellow to me... but if th... see post
chelsd
Overnight masks: How do you use them?
So, I have a night skin care routine that I'm happy with.   Right now it's Cleanse, Tone, EL ANR, OH Sheer Transformation, OH Invigorating Night Gel, + random eye cream (haven't found the one yet for eye cream).    My question is, do you combine sleeping masks with the skin care you're already happy with, or do you cleanse, put a sleeping mask on, and forgo the rest of your routine?   And has anyone had a negative experience from overnight masks?   Right now I have in my stash deluxe samples of:    I want to take these samples for a spin, but I don't want to throw my skin into a tailspin from a dramatic change in my routine.
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chelsd
BEAUTY BOSS chelsd / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thanks ladies for filling me in that these are essentially moisturizers.  I don't know what I was expecting, more of a treatment step I guess. I think I will try these o... see post
shunlatt
What is my skin type??? Help!
I am 19 and I don't know what my skin type is because my nose and mouth area are always flaky and I have breakouts on my nose, btwn two eyebrows, and also in temporal. I rarely have acne on my cheek. I thought I have dry skin but my skin is not dry nor combination skin and definitely not oily skin. So what is my skin type and what skin care routine would be the best for me?
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi shunlatt,   It sounds like you have combo/dry skin.  A full acne routine probably isnt in your best interest, but you can certainly pick & choose items to target ... see post
shunlatt
Moisturizer for 19 years old?
Hello, I am 19 years old girl and I am having hard time searching moisturizer that would fit my skin.  I have dull skin and breakout on my nose, forehead, between two eyebrows and chin. and also around my nose and around my mouth is flaky. I recently using clinique dramatically different moisturizer for dry skin but it kept make my skin more break outs. What moisturizer should I use? Please recommend me a few products. I will really appreciate it.
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Urbie
HALL OF FAMER Urbie / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What chelsd recommended would be a great night routine option!  For AM, you can use the Truth Serum and a moisturizer with SPF, like Originss A Perfect World SPF 25.  If... see post
czikimonkey
Is Sephora not open on Easter??? Arghh!
I've called my two local stores and even though the mall is open the stores are not answering their phone...I just got back from vacation, have to go back to work tomorrow and need my fix! 
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heatherbee
BEAUTY GURU heatherbee / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I'm kind of surprised stores would be closed, especially since a lot of them have Easer sales...Macys, etc all have sales during holidays.  I live in a very popular tour... see post
sweetieeee
Bobbie Brown Gals!
 Need a little help with picking a bobbie brown foundation stick my color.. so I'm #6 in naked UD 123 in MUFE  medium light in cc cream smash box  Medium 3 Stromboli in Nars sheer glow... any of you gals similar ? i have olive combo skin... (: thanks !
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sweetieeee,   The best shade would likely be the Warm Natural.  If you havent done so already, I'd suggest trying out our ColorIQ, in case you were curious on oth... see post
riss3
Foundation help
I am currently using mufe hd and its not quite enough coverage for me. So I am stuck between trying estee lauder double wear, kat von d lock it tattoo, or tarte amazanion clay?
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PrettyLittleDr
BEAUTY MAVEN PrettyLittleDr / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I LOVELOVELOVE double wear. I agree, mufe hd is not always enough coverage if your skin isn't perfect. I tried tarte amazonion clay as well and I liked the double wear b... see post
MarinaL
What color should I get in the ysl foundation if i am a 5.75 in giorgio armani luminous silk?
miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MarinaL,   While we dont carry the Luminous Silk Foundation, it looks like the best shade comparison would be the Beige Dore 50 in the LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT Illum... see post
misfitroses
what can i do about my dry skin?
hi!! <3 guys i really, really want to wear foundation. I never get to wear it because my skin is dry. I've tried exfoliators, lotions, anything you can suggest ive tried. and nothing. When i put my foundation on it doesnt look blended into my skin. you can see flakyness and you can still see my imperfections. I go on youtube and see all these beautiful gurus and how pretty and natural their foundations look and i want to look the same. I think i would be the happiest person alive if someone can help me out. Thankssss
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starsandbucks
BEAUTY PRO starsandbucks / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Have you tried anything with alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) in it? It helps turns over new skin quickly. (and please google this and don't take my word as gospel because I'm s... see post
fluffymuha
Need help getting rid of dark circles!!
Hey guys! So I need some help. I have a bad case of dark undereye circles, and have no clue how to make them go away (or get lighter). I got them while finishing my Bachelor in Animation (lots of all-nighters, etc), and so far have only been covering them up with makeup.  I now have some more free time, have been getting my 8 (sometimes 9 lol) hours of beaty sleep. They have slowly been getting better, but I would love some advice on cremes or serums I can use on my undereye are to make my dark circles go away. Cheers!     *** I would like to point out that I HAVE tried the GlamGlow Mud treatment, and that was a no-go for me***
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fluffymuha
BEAUTY BUFF fluffymuha / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks! Will do :) And hopefully I will get a generous sample-giver :D see post
Timeslipper
Looking for a red lipstick alternative for travel.
I’ve been working on simplifying my makeup for a rather active trip I have coming up. I have no problem switching out my foundation for a CC cream or skipping the liquid liner in favor of an extra coat of mascara, but I keep on running into a roadblock with my lip color.   I simply don’t leave the house without a fully-lined, totally opaque, semi-matte red lip. But I can’t help but feel it’s a little inappropriate for where I’m going and what I’m doing. I’ve been looking at things like the Tarte Lip Tints or Clinique Chubby Sticks, but I can’t seem to wrap my head around the concept of Not Lipstick.   What I’m looking for is something long-wearing, non-drying, red (pinks and I have never gotten along), but a bit more natural and low-maintenance. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!     What I usually wear:   Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb   Besame Lipstick in Cherry Red   Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Hellbent
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LauraBellSue
BEAUTY BUFF LauraBellSue / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
My vote is for the YSL Glossy Stains.  Great opaque color for the first few hours and then a lovely stain for the rest of the day.  Doesn't really require any touch-ups ... see post
Carmen241986
In Search Of A New Tinted Moisturizer ?
Hey everyone,   So I am in need of a good recommendation for Tinted Moisturizer that can be found at Sephora.    I've been using the Wet'N'Wild one that you can find at Walmart. It's a great product longevity wise, coverage wise but the color selection is very poor and doesn't work well for me.    So I am on the hunt for a new Tinted Moisturizer that has Light to Medium buildable coverage. It'd have to be great for Combo skin and have a much wider shade range. I'd also like it to have decent longevity as well.    
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pinktorridora
HALL OF FAMER pinktorridora / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just picked up Laura Mercier during Chic Week. Lots of shades with different undertones, and lightweight but buildable coverage. I apply it with a BeautyBlender and lo... see post
kaylakurucz
what is the best lip primer/lip plumper? I used to love benefit's but it's no longer on the market.
dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi kaylakurucz,    Are you looking for a two in one? I would suggest the Bite Line & Define Lip Primer which plumps, preps and primes the lips before applying ... see post
melissaxo15
Makeup for a Beginner
Hi, im just starting out to wear makeup and id really like to know what are the essentials when you first start using makeup? Ive bought a couple stuff from sephora like the cover fx concealer but id still like to know the essentials and what is the routine for putting on makeup. I have sensitive skin so i dont know what kind of makeup to use I really dont want to use foundation i usually use bb cream lol
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quixotic
BEAUTY BOSS quixotic / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hi melissa -   I would echo laura's recommendations - bb cream, blush, mascara, lip gloss - as your basic essentials. The next steps would be a good concealer (which y... see post
ZoeyM
Clinique products
Hi All !!   I once received a sample 3-step package from clinique which came with a soap, another like a toner, and a lotion. I am not sure the exact names of what I used but I loved it. Is there a big package ...or are they sold separately ? Any help !
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ZoeyM, Yes, we sell the Clinique 3 Step system!  Click here to view it > http://www.sephora.com/3-step-skin-care-system-for-skin-types-3-4-combination-oily-to-oi... see post