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jenfromnyc
Is the Hourglass illusion tinted moisturizer discontinued?
I can't seem to find it on sephora.com anymore :-(
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Poisonivy9
BEAUTY MAVEN Poisonivy9 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
It looks like it has switched packaging and is now available in a tube instead of a pump bottle.  There are also some new color choices.  They also changed the name a bi... see post
deannarp
Rouge event
The invitation states All Stores, however I can't RSVP to the only store in my province because it states 0 stores in NS, therefore I can't add any locations to the RSVP. What is going on?
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi deannarp,   Not sure if you've already called the Rouge Line, but If you still needed assistance, please send me a PM :)     xo, Mia see post
tlov
Clinique even better foundation shade issue
So, I've tried literally every single foundation, bb, cc, and tinted moisturizer that Sephora carries that fits my requirements (moisturizing, non-chemical SPF, doesn't settle into my huge pores or flaky spots, non-sticky, medium coverage) and not a single one has worked. I finally tried the Clinique Even Better foundation, however what appears to be the lightest shade (linen) is still one shade too dark for my ultra-pale skin. I really love this foundation, and I'd like to use it. Anybody have any ideas how I could make this foundation work for me? 
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tlov
SIGHTSEER tlov / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Thanks for the reply!   I have tried primer under foundation and have found none of them really work well enough, and I'm so disinterested in a long makeup application... see post
maakeuploveras
Eyebrows
If I already have nice thick brows and they're mostly already dark as it is.. Which would you perfer I would get.. The Anastasia Brow wiz or the Anastasia dipbrow? I want my eyebrows to be more defined and there are some spars areas..
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I would use the brow wiz because it's easier to fill in sparse areas and define the brows. It looks a lot more natural too.  see post
krisann20
Help for Oily T-Zone!
I am at a point where I have tried everything to try and control the oil on my nose and t-zone area and nothing has worked so far. I have tried skin care products such as origins zero oil, shisheido, MAC, and Christian Dior. I have also tried mattifiers from MAC, Peter Thomas Roth, Becca, Murad, Boscia, cover FX, and mineral veil. A few products help for about an hour or two but I'm oily again after about 2 hours. Any suggestions on something that I can try?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome, Krisann!   Please feel free to message me if needed to follow up or even touch back into the thread/forum itself once changes are being made to your sk... see post
VerukaPrime
Skin Texture
I'm looking to smooth out those ever present little bumps on my face. Is there anything that you would recommend?  I'm also looking for glycolic solutions for chemical exfoliation. 
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi VerukaPrime, I don't know if your pesky little bumps are the same as mine, but my dermatologist told me it's Sebaceous Hyperplasia‎. She gave me a prescription for ... see post
sammy1430
Sephora Collection 8hr mattifying compact
So I am always on the hunt for that "Miracle in a Bottle"  I went into Sephora to try a new foundation that I have not worn yet. (Which I have worn a lot) I am 42 with acne/oily skin.  I find a powder foundation works best, but love the way liquid looks instead.  I was matched to #33 in the 8hr mattifying compact in the Sephora line.  It looked good when she applied my makeup.  Just wondering why there is not much talk about this one.  I have the MUFE Duo and I would compare it to that. (or when wearing it I won't?)  I have yet to wear it, just curious if anyone that has used this likes or dislikes it. Also wear MUFE HD (stinks for oily skin, and yes I cleanse with my Clarisonic, use the Ole henriksen line and always use a primer, currently the oily free one from Smashbox) also use MUFE Duo compact. Never tried the mat velvet, don't know why. Aveda, and BM (matte formula) Also SA applied with brush, I have been using my BM Kabuki brush, shall I apply differently??
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Vaitelias
Trying to find the perfect cleanser for my skin type... Advice?
I'll admit that even though I've been into makeup for a pretty long time, I never really payed too much attention to my skin. But, now I'm trying to change that and I don't even know where to start! I've just run out of my cheap drugstore facial cleanser, so I figure it's time I actually put some effort into this.   I think my face would be considered combination. It gets both oily and dry...sometimes it looks like dry skin with oil ON TOP of it, ugh. (But, I've been using Ceramidin, which seems to be taking care of that pretty well.) I very rarely get acne and I don't really have any blemishes other than a kind of uneven skintone. And my skin doesn't seem to be very sensitive.   So, I'm looking for a daily cleanser for combination skin, doesn't need any special acne treatment, and doesn't necessarily have to be for sensitive skin.   Any suggestions? :3
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Aren't the Ceramidin products great? :)   In terms of a gentle and basic cleanser for combination skin that doesn't focus on acne treatment or necessarily cater toward... see post
cheesie
Advice please! Wearing NARS TM ?
Hi everyone! I would love some advice on my morning makeup routine! I have combination skin, usually gets a little too oily if I'm wearing too much makeup or in the heat of course, and occasionally a few tiny dry patches around my chin. I have sensitive and acne prone skill as well, so looking for a foundation to cover a few tiny bumps up and some other acne scars. I've been using the Ole Henriksen vitamin C truth serum in the mornings, followed by a Vichy water based oil free moisturizer (which I'm looking to replace!) I use the Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation moisturizer at night, the lady at sephora told me it wasn't moistuirzing enough for the morning ?Then I have just been using a concealer where needed, and finishing it with the Sephora foundation face powder. I was using the NARS TM in the past and without a moisturizer on before my face gets dry, but with one one I found that I would feel too oily! I have also used Laura Mercier TM in the past and am considering switching back if it is not as oily. Does anyone had advice on how I should be using it, and if these products would all be okay to use together? Thank you!!!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Though tinted moisturizers can be more hydrating than actual foundations, their formulas are still cosmetic based so actually imparting hydration to the levels needed ma... see post
SirensSong
Experience at the Beauty Studio?
Hey guys, could someone tell me how the Beauty Studio make-overs go?   Like, once you are there do you tell them what products to use or they just sit you down and use the products they think are best? Also, BIG QUESTION, do you show up with a clean face (no makeup)? I don't feel too comfortable walking around the mall bare-faced until I am able to make my way through the food court and into the Sephora store. Can make-up simply be removed at the store instead? I have never used this service and am completely clueless as to how it goes (besides making the online appointment). Help?
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SirensSong
BEAUTY PRO SirensSong / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thanks so much guys! As for the make up thing, I am not talking mascara, liner or any of the heavy stuff. I simply have a few old red acne spots on my face (they look li... see post
AimeeD40
Fall Lipstick Help
I am looking for a new fall lipstick. I am trying to decide between Venom and Shame from the UD Revolution line. I already own Buxom's Menace, so I'd like a color that isn't too similar to that lipstick. I am light with pink undertones.
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AimeeD, I vote for Venom! :) -Laura see post
auggiemom
traveling this late summer/fall - what to bring?
We are going to Barcelona and Paris and Provence. Don't want to be loaded down with product. Dry/krepey eyes, 58 years old. What should I bring? I use everything- cleanser, serum, moisture with spf, light powder, concealer, liner, shadow, mascara, lipstick/gloss. Any eye shadow that's powder doesn't seem to work. Love the smaller, all in one kits yet they mostly feather pearly, sparkle shades that don't work. Fair skin, green eyes. HELP!
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Truthfully, I'd bring it all :)  BUT, I'd consolidate & bring my travel friendly products or deluxe sized samples.  A good "hack" is using a pill box & filling it with y... see post
sephoraadmin2
Chat Live with Bumble and bumble!
This thread is closed. It will open at 12 pm PDT on 8/7.   Say goodbye to boring tresses. Visit this thread on August 7 from 12–1pm PDT to chat live with Bb. stylist Mischa G. Get hair advice on everything—from how to use Bumble and bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil to tips for transforming your locks into top shape.   Be sure to 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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pinayprincess
Foundation shade help! High end & drugstore!
Hi girls! I need your help to find my shade in other full coverage foundations and concealer. I think Marc Jacob's gel genius foundation in 46 "Golden Deep" is perfect. So what other foundation / shade would be perfect or close to perfect? High-end and/or drugstore.       *please don't use the "color iq" I've tried it and found it inaccurate.       thanks!
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maakeuploveras
maakeuploveras / NEWCOMER / replied
Try using findation.com! It really helps! see post
brittieeee
Looking for a Retinol Treatment (yes my first!)
I am looking some retinol treatment now that my BDAY is coming up and I will be soon officially be in my late twenties.  UGH.  So far the  BE from Sephora gave me samples from REN and Philosophy's "Help Me".  I liked the REN better because I thought I felt improvement and the Help Me just doesn't feel as strong enough compared to the Ren. My skin is "normal" neither dry nor oily but I have been having some acne lately which is quite odd since I thought I was over that (stress, hormones?? IDK)  and price point isn't really an object (I use La Mer daily lol) plus 4x points next week YAY!   Thanks for your help and suggestions!!
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HarlemJPN
BEAUTY BOSS HarlemJPN / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Great tip! my insurance company fights me all the time. Last time, I kept saying, "Please let me send you a pic via text of the gigantic zit growing in my chin!" i was ... see post
angiecd
Eyeshadow brushes
I am wondering what the best eyeshadow brushes are for all the different purposes and if there are any sets that are the best
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Sonny4President
BEAUTY WHIZ Sonny4President / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
You can pat on shadow like the 239 but it's a softer look. The blendability is nothing like 217 or a Chanel blending brush at all.   I'm relatively new so my collectio... see post
EPaden
Help
What is the difference between Dermdoctor Ain't Misbehavin' Medicated AHA/BHA Acne Cleanser and Soap & Glory The Firminator Targeted Arm Toning & Smoothing Formula? (I have sensitive skin)
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I haven't tried this yet, but you'll want to look at DERMAdoctor KP Duty® Body Scrub. It's made for 'chicken skin.' http://www.sephora.com/kp-duty-body-scrub-P147925  ... see post
Bridgeos
Dry, eczema ridden skin
I have extrememely dry skin, that suffers from eczema at times. What makeup and/or skin care regime would you recommend? Or do you know of anyone that has some beneficial advice regarding this skin type?
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't have eczema, but I'm very sensitive. When my skin can't tolerate anything comfortably I go back to Aveda beautifying oil - it's natural oils, can be used body/fa... see post
tw8715
sunscreen for oily face
Hi, Im a male asian and i have really oily skin. Iv just moved to LA and the sun seems to be doing its damage to my face. Iv decided to get some sunscreen and tried a couple of brands laying around the house. Chanel and lancome? But these feel gross after awhile on my skin and get way too oily. Also the chanel ones seems to make my pores or white head even whiter by filling them up or something?   SO my question is what is the best sunscreen for oily skin?!   I JUST got this today:  http://www.sephora.com/oil-control-mattifier-spf-1 5-pa-P227801?skuId=1133727#BVRRWidgetID   AND I LOVE IT! but my friends are saying spf 15 is too weak...   is spf 15 not going to be strong enough for daily use? im not outside all day in the field. just running errands and such.   thanks!
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 I second the Clarins one :) see post
Shaelynn
What does Sephora carry for contouring skin?
Makeup isn't my environment, yet. And contouring is very new to me. I was wondering what the store carried for contouring products? What would you guys recommend I'd buy as a new person to this? Like I'm sure you can go out and get 20 different things just to do this, but I want something simple and straight forward. I'll go in and have someone show me how to contour my face, but it would be less overwhelming if I had someone here tell what would be best to get and what brushes would be most useful and needed. 
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Shaelynn,   You also might want to try the new Becca Lowlight Sculpting Perfector. It comes in a universal matte shade that looks great on all skintones. It looks... see post
dottiemay1221
Very dry skin! Please Help!
My skin has suddenly become very dry.  I'm using the anti-aging eye balm and moisturizer by Algenist and a sample of Geurlain's Lingerie foundation.  The foundation seems to be a huge improvement from what I was using but I am still struggling with the dry skin, especially around my eye area.    Any suggestions on a serum and eye cream? (I'm allergic to linalool. ) Also, would Nars' Sheer Glow foundation be better for my dry skin versus the Guerlain foundation that I am thinking about purchasing?   thank you for your help!
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laura819
BEAUTY BOSS laura819 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I agree with all the comments about Nars Sheer Glow. When my skin was normal/slightly oily, it was an amazing foundation for me. However, like you, my skin recently chan... see post
stephy27
Hi which cleansing brush will we appropriate for my oily sensitive prone skin
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Stephy27, I recommend the Sensitive or Delicate brush heads, as they are the most gentle for your sensitive skin. :) -Laura see post
BeckiLyn
Make Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer HELP!
I need help! I went in to a Sephora store and was matched up to the Make Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer in Dark Beige #12. It looked great inside the store but in natural light, it still seems a bit dark. I am using it to cover a small tattoo on my arm. The color is very close, but it makes my arm look like I have a bruise on it. I would like to order it in a shade lighter, but I am not sure if I should go with Golden Beige #10, or Beige #8. Will the golden beige #10 be too yellowish? Will the beige #8 be too light?  Suggestions?
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SirensSong
BEAUTY PRO SirensSong / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
This is somewhat off topic but just wanted to let you know, if you are planning on using this concealer on your face (It's good and I recommend it btw), do NOT put it un... see post
emiliinnee
What shade am I?
I am 01 in the boing concelar by benefit, I was wondering what shade I will be in the hello flawless foundation?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi emilinnee, I recommend the color 'I'm Plush and Precious' Petal. However, you should try it out in the store first, as the 'Hello Flawless!' foundation has a large... see post
ashleenicoleex3
Still Having Problems with Lipstick Application :(
I made a post last week about need a solution to my lipstick application problems but nothing is working still. I took mostly everyones advice and it still isn't working. Every time I put on lipstick it still always settles into my lip lines. I prime my lips with the Bite Beauty Lip Primer and then I line my lips with a lip liner and apply my lipstick of choice and it still settles into my lip lines. I exfoliate my lips but it still doesn't help. Is there anything else I can do?
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have recently been using the FAB Ultra Repair Lip Therapy, and i rarely have to use a lip scrub now! It is super moisturizing--no petrolatum, it is more like lotion fo... see post
zamn
Concealer for Pigmenation
So I'm having trouble deciding which product to buy and I was wondering if you guys could give me a hand. I'm of indian heritage with a fairly dark skin tone (for reference just google Freido Pinto- basically the same colour as her), and I have pretty bad pigmentation from waxing and threading my upperlip constantly (basically a 5 o'clock shadow), as well as dark acne scars.    I was wondering which product would best help me cover up the pigmentation/5 o'clock shadow because apparently they both work: the makeup forever corrective camouflage concealer palette (the one with darker shades including  the orange corrective shade), or the makeup forever full cover extreme camouflage cream.    I can't afford both, but I was thinking that the orange corrective shade would be better considering my pigmentation is pretty bad but I'm really not sure.    Thanks in advance!     
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi zamn,   If you had to pick one, I'd suggest going for the corrector.  The MUFE Palette is a great option, since it has a wide variety of shades for you to play wi... see post
HarlemJPN
Tria Beauty At-Home Age Defying Laser
Happy Sunday, everyone!   QVC's today's special value (TSV) is this device today. I am 38yo, fair to light, and I have combination, sensitive, acne-prone skin. I am especially sensitive to anything win fragrance.   I used the NuFace Trinity device, and it definitely did provide a lift, but it wasn't a terribly pleasant experience. It also irritated my skin a bit. I returned it.   i am intrigued by the Tria TSV. I would like it for fine lines and evening out the texture of my skin.    has anyone used this? Did it work? How does it compare to dermie office fraxel treatments, or, I guess, does it even compare?   thank you for any guidance!
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naznin31
anastasia beverly hills brow wiz shade question
hi i would like to buy the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz but im not too sure which colour i should purchase i have dark brown hair im not sure if i should go for ebony or brunette and i have fair skin also im from the UK so not sure i cant go into store and check.
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi naznin31,   The Chocolate would go great with your dark brown hair.  You can go lighter, as Andy suggested, with the Soft Brown.  My hair is a light to medium bro... see post
kurlyq7899
Eyeshadows that go with blue eyes
Hi there! I'm looking for some eyeshadow colors that would go best with blue eyes. I'm fair skinned and I have dark honey blonde hair. Thaks so much!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Kurlyq7899,   I also recommend using rose gold tone shades. Pink type browns and taupes will compliments your eye color. The Urban Decay Naked 3 has a wide variet... see post
linzgoldman
Toner help for large pores and very oily skin
I'm looking for a good toner for very oily skin and large pores. I've been using Munrad for about a month now every morning before my makeup routine and about a week ago I started using the origins zero shine and not real sure this one is worth the money. I like the Munrad just fine . I just want to make sure I'm using the best product for my skin to look its best.
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kelly101
BEAUTY BUFF kelly101 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Another good one to consider is Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer.  It's a bit expensive at $55.00 but I think it works well. see post