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In search of a good eye shadow primer
I've been using Estee Lauder eye shadow primer for the past several years and really love it, but unfortunately, I think it's been discontinued because I'm having trouble finding it.  Are there any other great eye shadow primers out there that are good for oily eyelids?  I'm interested in a product that will help my eye shadow last all day.  Thank you, beauties!   Love, Daskala
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HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There are two I switch between: Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat and Tom Ford Eye Primer. I find both of them to work really well to provide that tacky type base so sha... see post
MAC's discontinued Mineralize Skinfinish (So Ceylon)
Hi!   Please recommend a mineralized blush/bronzer that resembles MAC's discontinued So Ceylon (Mineralize Skinfinish).   Thank you!   -Chrissie      
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Chrissie,   I think that the Laura Mercier Baked Blush Bronze Compact would be a good dupe! It has a pretty veil of pink in it to add a touch of warmth to the bro... see post
What shade in SEPHORA Collection 10HR Wear Perfecti Foundation?
I use MAC Studio Fix in NC30. Anyone know what shade to ge in SEPHORA Collection 10HR Wear Perfecti Foundation?
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Possible treatments/remedies for acne scars
Hello beauties,   I recently went in to see my dermatologist to see what options I might have in terms of treating my acne scars, and he recommended laser treatments for my face.  Unfortunately, I can't afford laser, so I've been reading online about other treatments/remedies that are affordable and can be done at home: applying vitamin E oil, tea tree oil, coconut oil, or lemon juice (not all at once, of course).  Have any of you tried any one of these remedies?  If so, have you had success?  Perhaps there is something that has worked for you that I did not mention; please share, as I am desperate in getting rid of these acne scars that have plagued me for years!   Thank you in advance for your expertise, recommendations, and input.    With love, Daskala Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
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BEAUTY WHIZ Daskala78 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you for the suggestion!  Where can I purchase this product? see post
Petrolatum; good or bad? Smith's Rosebud Salve.
So one of my friends suggested that I try Smith's Rosebud Salve. One of the ingredients caught my attention, petrolatum. I was told this stuff isn't good for you. Though I've heard different views. Do you think it's perfectly fine to put this on my lips? 
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BrookeElise97 / RISING STAR / replied
for me, It was perfect! i could put it on all day, and it never dried out my lips! i even sometimes put it on my cuticles, or dry patches of skin. My favorite product.  see post
What BB/CC cream shade would compare to Lancome's Matte Neutralle II?
I'm hoping to use Dior's Nude BB Cream in tandem with the Lancome Dual Finish for my daily moisturizing/foundation routine. The only foundation that I've found that has ever truly matched my skin tone is Matte Neutralle II by Lancome in their Dual Finish product. I'm fairly pale most of the time, yet have olive to neutral undertones.   I'm hoping to get a good BB/CC cream to wear with the dual finish product in order to help treat and cover my acne. I will also be purchasing a new concealer, however I'd rather have this focused exclusively on covering my dark circles, as I find many concealers just cause my sometimes cystic acne to become dry, flaky, and very red, or oily products cause further breakouts.   It may be important to note that I'm not 100% set on the Dior Nude BB cream, it's just the one that seems to have the best reviews. I would love to be able to visit in store to swatch everything out, however I am an 8 hour drive from the nearest store.   Bonus points if you can recommend a good concealer for me! Preparing to buy a completely new foundation/concealer/moisturizing routine.
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Yaz2020 / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi Allyson,   I never ever post anything, but when I saw your post, I just HAD to create a username and post.   Do NOT use a BB/CC Cream if you have cystic acne. Tha... see post
concealer match
Does anyone know what concealer shade I would be in the estee lauder double wear stay in place concealer and the kat von d lock it concealer? my foundation is light 44 in the kat von d and 1C1 cool bone for the estee lauder foundation! thanks!
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BEAUTY BUFF SephorasAustin / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks! see post
Moisturizer help
I am looking for a new moisturizer. My skin is normal to combination. I have pretty normal skin everywhere but my t-zone, which tends to get oily throughout the day. I have been noticing lately that my pores are more noticeable and I have a little bit of redness in my cheek and chin area. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Help me I need a good foundation but I dont have money
I have a problem... I live in florida and I am in highschool and it HOT and HUMID all day, so I sweat and end up wiping my face and then mt face gets oily... ya, I have tried as much stuff I can afford, which is not that much, and nothing has worked. the main thing is money. I dont want to buy something more then $10. I know thats cheap but I cant really afford anything elese. PLEASE HELP
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Alessa338203 / NEWCOMER / replied
This is my daily routine.  see post
What shade of NARS Tinted Moisturizer?
I would like to purchase the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and the Creamy Concealer, but I do not know what shades I should purchase.  However, I do know that my Color IQ  Color Match is 1Y07.  Thanks for your help.
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anastasia3030 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks Randee.  Your the second person to tell me to try Groenland so I'm definitely going to take that advice.   see post
. .lines and wrinkles eyes and forehead
In search of something I can use for minimizing the look of lines and wrinkles around my eyes and forehead I have horrible lines at the time of my nose/forehead probable from squinting.  Is there something you suggest
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Is charcoal good for dry skin?
Hi everyone!! I just got the boscia 500 point reward set that contains the "black" line of products. I was looking at the ingredients of the detoxifying black cleanser and I noticed that it contains charcoal and is use to eliminate excess oil and impurities. I have dry skin and I'm worry that it would dry out my skin even more, do you think I should use it? Or do you think the other ingredients would help to prevent excess dryness? THANKS!!
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BEAUTY BUFF aaks1985 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I don't think it will dry you out. It may just help get rid of blackheads or acne. see post
Hi! I'm a 2r07 what color is best for becca foundation?
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi minnieledz,   I would recommend  Tan - medium to tan beige, neutral to pink undertones in the BECCA  Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation but would try it out at... see post
Body Makeup
Hello!   I am a makeup artist and I need help for a wedding I am doing this upcoming July. My client needs to have eczema scars covered up on her arms and legs. She would like body makeup however I wanted to know which product would be the best to use. I need a product which won't smudge on her white dress, as well as be waterproof/ sweat proof. I need your help ASAP if anyone could recommend any products that would be great.   Thanks,   Gaby 
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Gaby,   I agree, Derma Blend has amazing coverage and I used it one time to cover a clients tattoos. The MUF Face and Body foundation is a bit more of a sheer to ... see post
hypoallergenic, waterproof mascara reccomendations :
Hello, the last few years i have noticed some brands of mascaras seem to make my eyes burn and turn red, so i was wondering if anyone could reccomend some hypoallergenic mascaras they love.  Thanks!  
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BEAUTY BUFF RainbowRae / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Clinique is a good hypoallergenic brand. see post
Right foundation shade from Shiseido
Hello. I have Mediterranean type skin and I want to buy the the shiseido uv protective foundation. I have oily skin so I prefer to get my uv protection from a compact foundation (if you have other suggestions beyond the shiseido foundation, I'd love to hear them).  I used to have the medium beige shade but I found it was too dark for me. Would light beige or light ochre work better for my olive skin?   Thanks, Mikaella.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@mikaellap,   I'm not familiar with the brand, Babor, however, based on the information you've provided I recommend the shade  Medium Ochre .  Medium Ochre is slight... see post
BB Cream, CC Cream, Foundation, Tinted Moisturizer??.
Hello. I'm looking for something to help even out my skin tone. I typically don't like to wear much make up but I am noticing that my skin is uneven and red in some areas. I was wondering if there was a light weight option to help me, whether it be foundation, tinted moisturizer, bb cream, or cc cream. I'm hoping to find something that is mattifying as well. Thanks!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @krisann20! :)   Based on your specific concerns, I recommend the stila CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20! It will definitely camouflage the redness... see post
Under Ey Concealer for a Tired Mama
Looking for a quick & easy brightening under eye concealer that I can use every day even when I don't wear foundation . . .
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @MrsShi,   I recommend the bareMinerals bareminerals® Stroke of Light Eye Brightener for you! It's an under eye concealer and brightener in one. It will instantly... see post
foundation
if i wear ivory in the hydrating illusions what color would i wear in the gorgio armani foundation. im right at 50 and have dry sensitive fair skin with green eyes.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @gamegurl! :)   Based on the foundation you currently wear, I recommend the shade #3. #3 might be slightly darker than your skin tone, however, if you tend to get... see post
I recently purchased a sephora makeup studio palette where I can get the names of the shades
LadyRiana / NEWCOMER / replied
I've just posted a picture of it it's just says sephora makeup studio see post
My skin will oxidize foundation within seconds, what foundation is best?
Hello! The last time I went to Sephora, I had my skin IQ done (I am a 2R05) and was told that they had never seen someone's skin oxidize make up the way that mine does. I was steered towards the Cover FX line, and while I like it, I would like to find something more lightweight with a slight luminous finish (just moved to a warmer state!) for Spring and Summer. Are there any suggestions for something like this that would also not oxidize as quickly?
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BEAUTY RESIDENT danim / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
@RandeeBT Thank you so much for the reply! Yes, I have been using primer - maybe I'm not applying it correctly? I tried the Cover FX primer, but it tends to 'melt' righ... see post
Shade selection
What shade Lancôme Miracle Cushion would I get for 2R05?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi 16iels,    I recommend trying the Lancome Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact Foundation in the shade 220 Buff C.      http://www.sephora.com/miracl... see post
Contouring and bronzing. HELP ME PLEASE!!!
Wow, Now I'm confused between contouring and bronzing. Can Anyone help me with please? How are they different? How to apply contouring and bronzing products together then?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I agree with you, AmeliaBry! I think watching some videos on YouTube would give you a little more details on the differences between these two products.    Some days... see post
Urban decay concealer that matches 5.0 Urban Decays naked foundation?
I wear 5.0 in Urban Decays Naked skin foundation. Which one of their liquid concealers match the closest to this foundation? 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I agree with everyone else...I think the shade Medium Light Neutral would be a good match for you!     http://www.sephora.com/naked-skin-weightless-complete-c... see post
makeup forever HD color choice
I used N120 in makeup forever HD last time and this Color was a tad too late, which color should I choose now?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi leah48,   When you say that the shade 120 in Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation was "a tad too late", do you mean that it was too dark for you?  see post
whats the difference between lip treatment , lip moisturizer and lip mask?
DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @caro69,   A lip treatment will  condition, repair, heal, and protect dry, chapped lips. It will also  restore and replenish the natural moisture barrier so that... see post
Love the new Sephora to go app but where is beauty talk?
This app is so much more streamlined than the last but here I am posting on the boards through the old app because I can't find the boards on the new one!
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HALL OF FAMER Nicrohr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sooo wishing I could access Beautytalk on mobile :(... just signing in to Beautytalk with "desktop version" is a nightmare on mobile. see post
Why should sunscreen be the last part of my make-up routine?
I was just doing some research on different sunscreens and noticed that some people said to use sunscreen daily and have it be the last step-after all of my make-up is put on. I prefer a matte finish to my face and whenever I have tried to put on my sunscreen last, I've never been satisfied with the outcome. I usually put my sunscreen on after my moisturizer but before my foundation and I've never had a problem with it before. Is there a reason why I should put on my sunscreen last? (And if so, what kind of sunscreen can I use to keep my face looking matte instead of shiny?)
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HALL OF FAMER missey1973 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Great info in these post! I learn something new here ever day. After having skin cancer last summer, I am all about the sun screen now. see post
how do you add points from a in-store receipt purchase?
I recently bought products at a Sephora store and I forgot about my Beauty Insider card. The cashier said that I can go online and use my receipt to get points from my purchase, but I can't find a link or a way to add the points. Does anyone know how to redeem points from a receipt?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Slaboezveno,   I'll send you a private message to assist you with this :)   Always, Danee see post
MUFE HD Foundation & MUFE Pro Finish Powder Foundation
Hi, i wear MUFE HD foundation shade N 128 Almond, whayt shade should i use of the MUFE Pro finish multi use powder foundation? Thanks!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@sofiblanco,   You're welcome! :) Have a great weekend! see post