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Where do you get your beauty fix?
I've purchased from several companies before, namely Sephora (I'm VIB), as well as ulta because they have a physical store fairly close to me. However, in recent months I've had problems with the customer service at Sephora. Our brick and mortar Sephora store where I live is a little farther than my Ulta store, but it's generally the place I tend to go to when I need to test a product out first.    Like I said, recently I've had several problems in store with them refusing samples of products I know they have when I can see other people walking around with an armful of samples and I can't even get one. Now I've put up with this because I live in a college town, and a lot of stores have employees that just don't put up with crap, but I've been to this Sephora store several times, I know several of the workers by name, and they know I make a purchase every time I walk in the door. However, the Sephora store in my hometown (about two hours away, not in a college town) is beginning to be the same way with terrible customer service.    I'm considering just leaving Sephora all together and getting my products from Nordstrom or somewhere online. Do you guys have recommendations for better companies?    Where do you purchase your beauty products? I don't mind ordering things online, or in store, I don't really have a preference, I just need a company that makes me feel like a more valued customer. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ kelloua / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I buy nearly everything I buy at Sephora so I'd be devastated if I experienced what you were talking about.  While I wouldn't say the customer service there always goes ... see post
What undertone is my skin?
  I'm having difficulty determining if I have warm or cool undertones. Could anyone help me?   
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BEAUTY BOSS jwilk241 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
It looks like you might have warm (yellow) undertones but a pink overtone. That's where the problem comes into play. I also have warm undertones but I have very noticeab... see post
What cleanser to use?
I am a 33 year old female who had plenty of acne in my adolescence and 20s and used proactiv and like products to manage it.  At this point, I only get acne on my chin during that time of the month but I still use the three step systems with benzoyl peroxide.  This has resulted in dry/combination and dull skin with some redness but I haven't had any breakouts.  I use cetaphil at night and cetaphil moisturizer with SPF 15 in the morning after my 3 step system.  I did a bunch of research but different sites recommend different cleansers so I'm even more confused.  What cleanser should I be using that also helps with anti-aging?!?!?! and is a cleanser and moisturizer sufficient to keep the breakouts away?
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BEAUTY MASTER NailsForLife / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
My skin loves PTR, too.  A little goes a long way there, too.  Get samples of those you're interested in from Sephora. as well as fill out Mario Badescu's survey to get ... see post
I would like to purchase a shampoo and conditioner to protect and brighten blonde highlights.
SPECIAL GUEST Aleshy10 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I'm going away for a while so I can't see my hair dresser for a partial so I asked her how I can keep my hair blonde as possible!  She recommended The Bioloage Keratindo... see post
Help: Lips in need of serious exfoliation
Hello. Recently I had to take a course of medicine which had the side effect of severely drying out my lips.  My lips are now cracked and peeling. Please can you recommend some exfoliation beyond the standard toothbrush/washcloth level? I have tried a home made sugar scrub and that was better than nothing but I'm hoping Sephora might have a better product recommendation.  I need to get these skin flags off. After they are off I can work on repair and hydration.   Hydration suggestions are also welcome but that's a much easier issue to tame. Argon Oil is helping in that department. Thank you!
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BEAUTY PRO krtty1125 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Wow I'm amazed that the taste doesn't create an issue for you... but that's great!  The stuff is awesome! see post
Guerlain Baby Glow vs Joli Teint
I have quite a bit of my Joli Teint left but Baby Glow has caught my attention.   However having read some reviews it seems like they might be similar products? Has anyone tried both? I don't want to go out and buy Baby Glow if the product is similar to Joli Teint - which begs the question why would they have 2 very similar products in the line? Must be some difference, no?   Looking forward to your feedback. :-)    http://www.sephora.com/terracotta-joli-teint-found ation-P385581?skuId=1587963   http://www.sephora.com/meteorites-baby-glow-P39400 1?keyword=GUERLAIN%20Meteorites%20Baby%20Glow%20%2 ...
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HALL OF FAMER ilovpurses / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for enabling me to get yet another Guerlain foundation Jennifer and ivyxox. ;-)    I've also read that Baby Glow is more like a BB cream than a foundation - wou... see post
What is the difference between the guerlain meteorites and the new version in pressed powder
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mila11,   The two are essentially the same product just in different forms! I find that you get a little more product with the meteorites but I suppose it's just ... see post
Should you/could you wear foundation primer under powder foundation?
I recently picked up Guerlain's LDP powder foundation. First time I've gone back to a powder in a couple of years. Just wondering if primer (I have Hourglass Mineral Veil) would be beneficial with a powder foundation or not so much?    Thanks. 
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ilovpurses,   Regardless of if you're wearing liquid foundation or not, I personally love using a primer under my makeup because it just helps to even out my skin... see post
Foundation/primer and concealer suggestions?
I seem to have some oily skin in the typical oily "T-Zone" area. By the end of the day it seems to have completely worn off. I have started using a little bit less of concealer for under my eyes along with powder and it deffinitley makes a difference with not looking cakey. I do make sure to smooth out any little lines if I see any during the day but it's been a lot better. I really like for my skin to look flawless so I love medium to full coverage. Any suggestion ladies? I'm seriosuly a foundation and concealer junkie . . . I'm looking to have a bit of a foundation collection before I move onto building up eyeshadows and all that fun stuff.
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SPECIAL GUEST Malgal00 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks!! I will totally look into that foundation/concealer!!! . . . I'm really hooked on getting really good foundations at the moment. I think it's best to have a supe... see post
Foundation for Everyday Wear
I am looking for a nice everyday foundation. I usually wear Makeup 4ever which I LOVE but it is a little too much to wear to class. Is there anything that has nice coverage but doesn't look too cakey? I have somewhat sensitive skin with occasional break outs. Thanks! XOXO
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BEAUTY PRO krtty1125 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I would try one of the serum foundations.  There are some from Lancome, a Sephora brand, and last time I went to the store I saw a Dior line.  There may be others but I ... see post
Feet
So... warmer weather is coming. Wonder if there are any product(s) to get my feet looking and feeling wonderful again so that I can show them off. Anyone out there willing to help me?
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BEAUTY BOSS twilightnicky / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Philosophy's Soul Owner is my Holy Grail product for my feet. Its so amazing, check it out :)   My only tip is to pumice your feet, then put it on and socks........ see post
Best Waterproof Mascara!
Hi, I've tried countless mascaras both waterproof and non, ranging from drugstore to highnend. I've tried They're Real, Better Than Sex, MUFE Aqua Eyes, Smashbox Full Exposure, Covergirl Clump Crusher, Maybeline's the Rocket and others. Yet by the end of the school day I still end up with raccoon eyes, even if I don't touch my face. I am a very active person and tend to have oily skin so even without much physical activity my mascara smears. It would also be great to have a mascara that will last me until after school and softball/cross country practice. I also prefer a natural mascara look, more lengthening than volumizing. Any recommendations? Thanks! 
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi xxchic08,   My absolute favorite waterproof mascara is Giorgio Armani's Eyes To Kill Waterproof Mascara! I bought this before a lake trip where I was spending ALL... see post
Giorgio Armani Maestro?
Hi all! I have been using the Perricone No Foundation Foundation Serum for quite some time and am coming to the end of the bottle and have thought about trying something new. The NFFS worked well for my oily skin, but it's a pain to constantly have to mix it with bronzer for the correct color, and I never get it the same way twice. Plus, I have had dry patches start appearing on my face in the past few months, which is incredibly unusual for me. I have long heard good things about the GA Maestro - any thoughts as to if this would be a good fit for me? I ususally have rather oily skin, although this winter, I have been cursed with some pretty severe dry patches (especially under my eyes, where it is dry and flaky constantly - so wierd!). I hate the feel/look of heavy makeup, but want something that lasts throughout the day. I just want my skin to look like, well, skin! Not makeup! In the winter months, I usually wear Mac NC 30, although I tan very easily (olive toned skin with yellowish undertones). Thanks!
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Curlylocks, Yes, if you are used to wearing the Perricone No Foundation, I think the Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation would be an excellent fit for you!  I also re... see post
Best Blush/Bronzer?
I need help finding a good bronzer "for all over the face to give me warmth"    Blush anything nice you would recomend?       & What are your favorites
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BEAUTY MASTER mpas / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I mix a couple drops of GA liquid bronzer with my foundation.  It's pricey but large and lasts forever because you only need a small amount each time you use it.  I'm pa... see post
Not too powdery powder foundation
I want to switch back to a powder foundation - I go back and forth. The only powder foundation I've used in the past is MAC Studio Fix.   I'd like something not quite as powdery if that makes sense. Does anyone have any experience with Guerlain's? All my liquid foundations are from Guerlain and I love them so much so thought their powder might be just as good.   All suggestions are welcome but I don't want sheer coverage. I have good skin, no real issues except some red/pink undertones I like to cover.    http://www.sephora.com/lingerie-de-peau-powder-fou ndation-P388986?skuId=1633585
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HALL OF FAMER ilovpurses / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just to close the loop I did end up buying Guerlain's. I talked to a few SA's at Sephora and they all said Guerlain's had the best coverage and was the least powdery of ... see post
Is concealer suppost to be darker or lighter??
i have freckles & dark circles. I'm 38 so makeup does find its way into those lines under my eyes but i also need to know if the concealer is to be darker than my skin to hide these areas or should the concealer be lighter? 
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi prittymama,   Ideally, you want your concealer to match your skin, however, typically concealers are a little bit lighter. I like to use a lighter concealer espec... see post
Sponge?
I don't understand what sponge is for?  What is better this sponge below or other tools? Can it be cleaned?
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi EPaden! This is a Beauty Blender and it can basically be used for any type of cosmetic application. :) It's more popular usage is for liquid foundation.  You soak the... see post
Need Help with Anti-Aging skincare regimen
I just turned 52 and my skincare routine that i have followed for years is no longer cutting it.  I use cleansing oil (a mixture of Castor, Grapeseed, Sweet Almond, and Jojoba) i massage that on my face and then use a little Clinque liquid soap to remove it.  Then I use (I'm almost embarrassed to say this but I use Raw Apple Cider Vinegar with Vitamin E oil, Distilled Water and asprin Toner.  What i am wanting okay....NEEDING is a grown up Adult Woman looking at her 50's skin care regimen.  I've noticed wrinkles and even more worrisome is a lack of firmness.  I should say that i am also in the middle of a weight loss program and have lost 45lbs so far, so things are beginning to sag from both age and weight loss.  I don't just have bags under my eyes, they are suitcases.  What do you suggest?   Any advice appreciated!
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HALL OF FAMER greenporchlights / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi demetriabetj,   The first thing you should determine is your skin type. A great way to figure this out is the shower test. Take a shower, then afterward, apply noth... see post
urban decay naked foundation
Hello, I have the urban decay naked liquid foundation in shade 3.0. What would be a very good finishing powder that will go good with this foundation?
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FeliciaMarieK / NEWCOMER / replied
Yo girl! I dust on the new Urban Decay powder foundation. :)  see post
Your Skincare Routine
Hey ladies, I was just going through the skincare products and really wanted to see what your thoughts were on certain products so I thought I'd start a questionnaire type thing because I'm hunting for new skincare products and wanted to know what others use/works.   What is your skin type?   Morning Routine:    What is your favorite everyday cleanser? What do you cleanse with on acne/oily or dry days? What do you use to exfoliate?   Do you use a toner? Which one is your HG?   What has been your favorite serum? What serum have you tried that you would like to get or recommend for others?   Oil-free or oil moisturizer? What moisturizer do you use?    SPF, yes or no? If yes, which one do you use or is it in your moisturizer?   Nighttime Routine:   What do you use to remove makeup? Do you use any oils or balm cleansers? What do you use to cleanse your face after makeup removal or on days of no makeup?   What is your favorite mask for the following: Hydration? Exfoliation? Soothing?   What toner do you use in the evening?   Do you use a heavy duty treatment serum? Do you switch up your evening serums?   What is your favorite night cream?   ----   I know some people won't have answers to all the categories but I figured this is a good way of getting a lot of my questions answers (and I'm sure others' as well).   I would really appreciate your answers!
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BEAUTY MASTER mpas / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I like the cleanser.  My skin feels smooth afterward and not tight.  I was originally using the Fab facial polish and switched trying to find something better.  ( I am n... see post
foundation giorgio armani
 i am wanting to order the giorgio armani luminous silk foundation but my sephora does not carry it so im wondering if anyone of you could help or maybe your the same color reference as me and have it.. in mac im an nc30, in tarte a light-medium honey, #40 in MUFE, buttercup in becca ultimate coverage... and i got color matched twice from 2 people at sephora & one says stromboli & then punjab for nars luminous
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SPECIAL GUEST Aleshy10 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I have been using this foundation since 9th grade…tried a couple others but this is the best of the best!!! I use the same color in all seasons and use a bronzer to chan... see post
Two things I would love help on!!!!
Two things. For some reason at the end of the day the makeup on my nose, around my nose and on my chin seem to be completely worn off. How can I get makeup int these areas to STAY on!! Also I use concealer for my under eyes. I use narz creamy concealer and then I set it with some powder and a beauty blender. And tips on how to make it not look Cakey or any suggestions on products? Thank you!!!!!!
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BEAUTY PRO krtty1125 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
One thing I have found to be very helpful is Becca's Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector.  It is very thick so I don't use it all over my face, only on the spots where... see post
Bronzer Recommendations?
Hello! I'm looking to try a new Bronzer and I'm looking for any good recommendation. I usually use powder Bronzer but every time I use any sort of powder bronzer it causes really strange patches and streaks, so I'm leaning torward something that isn't powder.   I use Bronzer to contour, I have skin that is especially dry and I'm very pale. I'm in my 20's.   if any other information is needed just ask! Thanks for your time, it's appreciated! 
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BEAUTY PRO Astray / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I actually like the Buxom bronzers even though they are powder I have been surprised by how well they wear...plus they smell great. I found that I did not go "orange" lo... see post
Foundation Help!!
I am  completely drawn between the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation and the Tare 12 Hour Full Coverage Liquid Foundation.  I have medium skin. My nose and forehead break out a lot and I am looking for something that can cover some bumps and looks very natural. I also have some white scars on my cheeks from  Pityriasis  Alba. I just need something that can make me look like I have naturally perfect skin and can cover my whiteness and my little bit of acne.  I am also looking for a powder to put over the foundation. Something that will match the color almost exactly. It doesn't have to be high end it can be drugstore. So you can have an idea of my skin color. I am maybe about a 6.0 in the Urban Decay Naked Skin and I am not sure about my color in the Tarte Foundation.    Thank you so much!! 
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miclove01 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much!! If you don't mind me asking. Do you know like what brush would be best for applying the liquid foundation? And also for the powder? Thanks Again! see post
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation and Naked Weightless Ultra Foundation Shade Matching
I use NARS Sheer Foundation in Tahoe. I'm interested in trying the Naked Weightless Ultra Definition makeup. Any suggestions on what shade would match in the Naked makeup?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi rachierod,   I would also recommend  COLOR 8 - medium-dark shade, with warm golden undertones in the Urban Decay  Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition L... see post
Paraben free electric colored palettes?
Looking to update my beauty routine with some healthier alternatives! Please, any suggestions? Palettes are a must, and paraben free! I was longing for UD electric palette - but half of those colors can't be used "on the immediate eye area."
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HALL OF FAMER IttyxBittyxMe / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You can use the colors on the immediate eye area, it just may stain. Some people have had a negative reaction though, but I will say I never have.   But check out Suga... see post
Is there a tinted moisturizer or BB Cream that's the same colour as Tarte's BB in Fair?
The Tarte BB Treatment in Fair matches nicely to my skin but the product looks a bit dry on my face. Does anyone know of any tinted moisturizers that match this colour or are lighter? Whether it's from Sephora, a drugstore or elsewhere? I know there's one that matches by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics but I want to hear what you all recommend first before I decide to get it shipped to me.  
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BEAUTY WHIZ Nykole / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I also use tarte bb, but I use light. Sometimes it can be a little dry for me too, so I also have Dr Jarte Premium bb. It's a bit lighter than the Tarte bb in light, so ... see post
LASHFOOD BROWFOOD Tinted Brow Enhancing Gelfix
Has anyone tried this yet? I noticed its finally back in stock and am deciding which shade to choose, between dark blonde and brunette. I need something warm toned, im currently using the brunette gel in ABH but i find the wand too big, and messy. I want something to lighten my brows on days when i don't feel like doing them or to add onto powder
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No worries, i find it easier to bump the thread so it doesn't get lost. Im a little stuck on the shade still, it might be a bit too dark for me, plus i feel like it lean... see post
New too faced
When will the new too faced palettes be on sephora. The natural matte the sugar pop and the selfie powders. 
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BEAUTY BUFF sinfully / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The selfie powders are available now as vib exclusive on sephora and the natural matte palette is on ulta exclusive now. Still waiting for the sugar pop palette to land ... see post
Replacement for Josie Maran Compact Bronzerm
I've been using Josie Maran's compact bronzer for two years. She no longer makes it. . This was the absolute best bronzer I have ever found for my light, dry, sensitive skin. Any replacement recs?  I absolutely cannot use talc-based products or products containing perfum/fragrance
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've used the Tarte formula and it's a pretty wearable shade.    Try using a fan brush to apply a finer amount if you're worried about overloading your lighter complex... see post