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Does Sephora have any good foundations that cover old acne scars?
I have some old acne scars on my cheeks and I was wondering if the Sephora brand has a good foundation for covering them up.
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BEAUTY MAVEN loveandjoy / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank-you @lylysa for directing me to the Tarte primer.  I will give this a try.  I really appreciate the pictures you sent as they were very helpful! see post
Peel for acne scars
Hello beauties,   For my birthday, my husband surprised me with a gift certificate to a spa for a facial.  I had never been to a spa, nor have I ever had a facial--so I was both excited and a little nervous because I didn't know what to expect.  It turned out to be a positive experience for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.    My esthetician was wonderful, and she provided some tips on what I could do to help heal my acne scars.  I have a couple small ice pick scars on my cheeks, but I have several hyperpigmentation scars--once again, on my cheeks.  I'd like to think I do a good job of covering my acne scars every day, but when the makeup comes off, I feel self-conscious about my face.  I've converted to natural, chemical-free skincare products, such as: Trader Joe's, MyChelle, Derma E, and Mad Hippie.  Unfortunately, I suffered from severe acne in my teenage years but couldn't afford to see a dermatologist, so I researched and discovered that drinking water and changing my diet could make a difference in my complexion (and it did)--but I was left with scars.  The esthetician did not recommend facial scrubs, as she said they would be too abrasive for my skin type--but she said I'd greatly benefit from a peel that contains lactic acid, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid.  I currently use Derma E peel twice a week which I love, but it contains alpha hydroxy acid.    I am asking for recommendations on a peel that contains lactic acid, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid.  I would like to get rid of these acne scars once and for all, and I know I've come to the right place for expert advice. Thank you so much in advance!   Love & blessings, Daskala
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BEAUTY BOSS Alicehoopz / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I second this product. It's really done wonders for my skin. You apply it daily, leave it on for 10 minutes, then wash it off. It's also at a very reasonable price point... see post
Shade matching
WHAT SHADE OF THE ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR FOUNDATION BE BEST FOR MY SKIN TONE IF WHEN I GOT MATCHED MY SHADE IS 3Y07?
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BEAUTY CELEB m2306 / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
I'd say between 2w2 (rattan)  and 3w1  (tawny) go, try both on yourself and see what matches you better see post
help with my makeup!
HI, since day 1 of using makeup, i've always had an issue with cakeyness, where u can see my dry skin and all my pores/redness. I am currently using the NARS all day luminous weightless foundation, underneath I prime with makeup forever step 1 primer in green because i have rosacea so my skin is red and blochy, i use a drugstore contour which has never been an issue, and i use the nicole glow glow kit which as well, is not the problem. I finish it off with the urban decay cooling setting spray. I use two beauty blenders, one regular one and one edged one for my concealer (concealer is the sephora branded concealer in the lightest shade). I ALWAYS cover my face in a layer of coconut oil and exfoliate with a st ives apricot scrub. what am i doing wrong? I only apply one layer of foundation. Is there a product someone in my case recommends? LIke any moisterizer or anything. People comment on how cakey my makeup is. I know it's my shade for the foundation so it isnt that. Thank you.
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BEAUTY PRO GhostInTheShell / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
It sounds like your makeup is not absorbing correctly into your skin. It's possible the coconut oil (if you use it before applying makeup) is causing a oil and water iss... see post
Looking for a new foundation and color for my 40s skin
Hi, I'm 43 years old and I'm looking for a liquid foundation that provides full coverage with matte finish that is light weight, sweat-proof (really holds all day) and is natural looking. My skin is light to light medium but I typically like a little more color to help cover reddish checks and yellow undertones. Help please! What foundation and color would you recommend?    
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makeupjunkie40 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you both for the suggestions. I'll definitely give the Smashbox foundation a try. see post
Hyperpigmentations & Discolorations
Hi, I am 20 years old and I suffer from hyperpigmentation & discolorations on my face. I am also on a tight budget, so I was wondering what can I do to help have a clear skin? Thanks!
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SPECIAL GUEST GossipGirl425 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you so much for all your help & recommendations!    I also forgot to mention that I also use  the oil-free acne stress control power clear scrub from neutrogena ... see post
All about Luxury skincare! Come in and chat about your skincare, treatments, tools and products
Hello beauty talk members, I see so many color threads here. I love to chat about luxury skincare products and procedures. I am addicted to trying new things and am always on the lookout for something new in skincare.    Have a favorite luxury brand or product?  Have a fav skin tool or treatment? Please share. Curious about botox? Spa treatments and peels? let's share our experiences here .   We can also post good GWP's, and specials.
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you so much @Mochapj . Now it all is making sense 😀 I think I'llput away AZelaic  acid suspension for now and stick with Retinoid so I can see if it  makes any d... see post
I'm looking for a moisturing product for extremly dry skin. Please help!
I am also looking for a moisturizing skin product. I've heard from several people to try Cerave, Cetaphil, and Vanicream products, but not sure which is the best for extremely dry skin, especially on my hands. I have tried several things, but my skin is still very dry. Sometimes it's painful because it's so dry and cracked. Can anyone recommend a good moisturizing hand cream or butter that I could start using? I'm hoping to find something that finally works that I will be able to use daily.
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HALL OF FAMER natalie12 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sephora now carries biossance. Their 100% squalene oil is wonderful! It's very light weight so it's not oily on your skin. It's very hydrating. If you want to try a samp... see post
My skin hates me
My skin has been AWFUL lately. Horrible breakouts on my chin, flaky skin (even though I exfoliate consistently), and my foundation has stopped going on smoothly and lasting all day. I need major help. Do I change my skincare routine or change my makeup? Or both? I've used BareMinerals for years and have always loved it but it's not holding up it's end of the deal anymore. I'm not perfect, I get lazy sometimes and don't always take my makeup off before bed but that happens like once, possibly twice a week. My typical routine is to take my makeup off with Neutrogena wipes, and then wash my face (just switched back to Neutrogena for blackheads), then I do spot treatment on my acne, and put face lotion on. Sorry for the long post but I'm desperate for some solid advice on what to do. 
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BEAUTY MAVEN aaras1234 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hey sorry to hear.. I went through something similar 8-10months back, especially for someoen who NEVER had breakouts even in my teens I all of a sudden broke out. But am... see post
Looking for a moisturizing lip product
I'm looking for a moisturizing lip product with not too much color. I have pale skin and don't really like bright lip colors. I do like lip gloss, but I want to be sure it's moisturizing and isn't too sticky.   Could I get a few recommendations for Sephora's best lip products?
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BEAUTY MAVEN aaras1234 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Fresh lip serum works as magic absorbs like 'lip lotion' and you can top with your favorite shade or vice versa (just don't dab over long stays it ll immediately smudge)... see post
Zits
Is there anything out there that can pre treat zits? Talking about the red and hurts part. I have sensitive skin.
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BEAUTY MAVEN aaras1234 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Eradikate by Kate Somerville. Just remember NOT to shake the bottle. Instructions are not adequate as how the product looks.. its clear liquid on top of some pink residu... see post
Pale foundation shade help.
I'm really struggling to find a foundation that is pale enough for me. My skin is pale, neutral-to-yellow undertones, and somewhat dry. Shades I've tried that are too dark: MUFE Ultra HD Y205, Estee Lauder double wear 1N1, Lancome teint idole 090N, Urban Decay naked 0.5. I'm starting to think I'm going to have to buy white pigment and mix it in.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @clancybird,   Oh no! ): Kat Von D has a pretty fair shade in her foundation (Light 41 neutral) that you may want to try! I know a lot of fair people have tried t... see post
Blonde hairs turning black overnight HELP!
My hair is blonde, that real golden blonde when uncolored. But it changes hues during different seasons, getting darker in winter, and lighter in summer, sometimes changing overnight...   but lately i will wake to a black hair, a full black hair on my head, which i do not have normally, black from root to tip... is something wrong? what is the cause? I do not have grey hairs at all BTW... THANKS SO MUCH!!! Jo
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, SweetiepieJo!   I would recommend scheduling a visit with your local physician or medical/health care professional to discuss this. While hair color can be affecte... see post
Live Hair Consultation with IGK
This thread is closed. Thank you for participating!   The founders of IGK are taking your hair questions on BeautyTalk. Ask a hair question and/or upload a photo for customized advice. Come back to chat live with the renowned hairstylists on Wednesday, March 22, between 10am and 2pm PDT. Ask them anything—from personalized product recommendations to how to get the most-wanted looks of the season.   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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IGKHaircare BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
Hey everyone! Thank you sooo muchh for chatting with us. We loved answering your questions. Follow us on Instagram for more tips, how-to's, and big announcements! @IGKha... see post
Looking for all natural/organic makeup options. Please suggest
Planing to replace my Makeup forever Pro-finish (140) with all natural/organic makeup options. If you know any alternatives, please suggest ?  I am beginner in makeup therefore plz recommend all the must haves for everyday makeup. Thank you. 
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BEAUTY BOSS khaleesi / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'd recommend RMS Beauty tinted un-powder. It's natural, organic, vegan, and hypoallergenic. Good luck! see post
Sephora Foundation?
What are everyone's thoughts about the sephora foundation? positive and negative? for dry skin. 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The 10HR Wear Perfection Foundation is totaly suitable for drier skin types as it moisturizes with the humectant sodium hyaluronate (which binds 1000x its own molecular ... see post
effective and affordable anti aging product
what is the most effective and affordable anti aging product? i need help finding one that actually will work overtime.
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Sav3134, What are you currently using? Are you looking to correct an issue or are you just looking for a product to help prevent? see post
Foundation to Concealer Match
I just recently purchased Kat Von D's lock it foundation and I'm in LOVE!   I know the powder shades match up with the foundation number wise, but I'm not sure how to find my corresponding concealer shade? If it helps my Lock-It Foundation shade is Light 44 Cool. Thanks! 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @EmmaR1331,   It looks like your best match is Light 5 in the Lock It Concealer Creme. I'd recommend visiting your local Sephora store and asking a Cast Member to... see post
Foundation shade
I am looking to get the clinique superbalanced silk foundation but don't know what shade... I am a light 42 neutral in Kat Von D Lock-it foundation. Thanks!!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @katrinanina,   It looks like the lightest shade available in the Clinique Superbalanced Silk Foundation is Silk Porcelain which is one shade darker than your sha... see post
foundation for acne prone, senstive, normal to oily skin
Hello All, I have normal to oily skin that is sensitive and acne prone and I was wondering what is a great foundation to cover everything, blend to look a little natural, medium to full coverage, one that won't make me breakout and possibly luminous. I also would love if the foundation wouldn't crack and break up throughout the day I currently don't own a foundation I like I own one I own the makeup forever ultra hd and I use the Tarte shape tape concealer but that looks cakey. Thank you all so much and take care!!      
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @blackhead123,   I suggest the Hourglass Immaculate® Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free. This foundation is  a liquid-to-powder foundation formula that ... see post
MAKE UP FOREVER FULL COVER CONCEALER SHADE
Hi! I currently live in the UK so don't have access to a sephora. I'm in the shade  Y235 in Makeup for ever Ultra HD foundation, and I was wondering what shade I would  be in their full cover concealer??? I have the shade 6 right now but it seems too dark. 
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AlexaFahlman / FRESH FACE / replied
Thank you for your reply :)! Unfortunately, my skin has quite a yellow undertone- do you think that colour would still work?  see post
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops Shade Recommendations!
When I have my self tanner on, my perfect shade match is Hourglass  Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint in Shell and Nars Creamy Concealer in Vanilla (Colour IQ: 1R04). I'm looking to match this with the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops.    I use LM Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain everyday. Since it's a TM, I find the sheerness allows me to blend it out to match my skin tone.   I've tried using the colour IQ, but I know that it's not incredibly accurate but here's the results I found in the Cover FX drops shades (their lightest shades, I don't think P or G will work): 1Y02 - N10 1Y03 - N20 2R04 - N25 2R03 - P20 3Y03 - G20   So since the Colour IQ accuracy is questionable, I'm seeking your advice! Which one do you think would be the best match for me? Thank you  
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Chiusfemme, We have a similar skin tone. I wear the P20, but I'm pinker than you are so I would recommend going with the N20 or N25. There is a very slight difference... see post
No matter what I do my makeup won't stay all day!
I think it's time to turn to you all for help. I feel like I'm doing everything (fairly) right in terms of my skincare and makeup routine but no matter what I do my makeup just will  not  stay in place all day! It's enough to drive me crazy. First of all, I would say I have combination skin. My t-zone gets a little oily but not bad while some areas (particularly my chin) are a little on the dry side. I'll walk you through my routine and you let me know if there's anything I'm doing wrong. In the morning when I wake up I usually cleanse my face with the Lancome 'Creme Radiance' Cleanser and, of course, pat my face dry. I then pat toner on my face (alcohol free) and use Lancome Renergie moisturizer. I am 26 so I don't have saggy skin, but I have used multiple moisturizers and this is my favorite. Then I wait for the moisturizer to dry and proceed to use Lancome's La Base primer. Then when that's dry as well I put on my foundation with a clean beautyblender.I happen to use drugstore foundation so that's the only thing I can think might be tripping myself up, but I don't think so. I mean plenty of people use foundation from the drugstore and their makeup still looks great, so that can't be it, can it? Anyway, I typically use Laura Mercier translucent setting powder to set my foundation and then set everything when I'm all done contouring and all that with my setting spray. By the end of the day, though, my makeup has worn off my cheeks and nose (I don't touch my face at all) but I don't have an excessive buildup of oil or anything. On the rest of my face my makeup has settled into any fine lines I may have and it's just crappy.   By the way, at the end of the night I diligently remove all my makeup and use my clarisonic and my lancome cleanser to clean my face so I'm not neglectful or anything. Should I buy a higher end foundation instead? If that would help I'm going to go out right this minute and buy one. Other tips would be helpful as well.    P.S. if I do need to go buy a high-end foundation, what is recommended? I'm thinking MAC Studio Fix but I'm open to suggestions.  
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @shea3834,   I totally understand what you are going through. From what I read, it sounds like you are doing everything"right". I bake with powder and my oiliness... see post
New Foundations Shade Match
I have been wanting to get the Make Up Forever Matte Velvet Foundation and the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation but I don't know what shades to get. My old foundation are Smashbox Studio Skin in 0.5 and Clinique Superbalanced Silk in 01 Silk Porcelain. I have a hectic and busy life right now and I don't have time to go in store and get shade matched. Please Help!!!!
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Lindsey20,   If you're looking to try out the Make Up for Ever Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation, I suggest trying the shade  No. 20 - Ivory.    For Tarte'... see post
Is this a fake?
I bought an Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette in Naked from Poshmark (yeah, yeah...) last week. I was impatient receiving it because shipping was taking forever, so I went to Ulta (sorry it wasn't Sephora )and bought another palette but in N00ner (looked better on me.) When I received the palette from Poshmark, I compared them and noticed many small differences. I'm new to this brand, so I couldn't tell if the palette from Poshmark is a counterfeit, or simply an older version of the product. What do you ladies think?    
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BEAUTY BOSS wickedlollipop / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
@pixeldiekatze I agree with  @lylysa  , its probably easiest and most accurate to contact Urban Decay directly to ask about this (their contact info is at the bottom of... see post
Foundation shade. Help!!
Hey, I want to buy NARS all day luminous foundation but as I live in a country where there is no Sephora I can't find my right shade. I know my shade in Makeup Forever ultra HD foundation which is: 120=Y245 Soft Sand. And in Clarins Everlasting foundation my shade is: 108 Sand. I m confused if my shade in NARS would be Fiji or Punjab. Please help me out. Thanks in advance <3
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Maryumm / FRESH FACE / replied
Thanks alot! <3 see post
I am fair with some freckles and a couple darker spots I cannot cover well - any long lasting concealer recs?
MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @ddhall22,    If you're looking to make your concealer long lasting I'd definitely recommend looking into a primer and a setting spray or powder. These types of p... see post
I am in my mid thirties and have combination to very oily skin in t-zone.
I am in my mid thirties and have combination to very oily skin in t-zone. I have tried a multitude of skincare products to fight off adult acne and keep me matte. Does anyone else have this problem or have any suggestions? Products I have tried include: Proactive, Murad, Neutrogena, Mary Kay, Strivectin, Philosophy, Clinique,Cetaphil, Glymed, and most recently I'm trying Erno Laszlo double cleanse Detoxifying oil and Sea Mud bar. I use clinique moisture gel and Erno Laszlo daytime moisturizer.  Im still using the proactive toner, I just do not know what to try in place of it. 
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @sshrewby,   I have oily combination skin, and the struggle is seriously real sometimes! What I've noticed is that when I cleanse in the morning with an oil clean... see post
Help! Boscia discontinued their Cool Blue Hydration Essence
Help! Boscia discontinued their Cool Blue Hydration Essence and it was the ONE thing I had to have for my face. Can anyone suggest something similar enough?
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ElleLS / FRESH FACE / replied
I just found it at TJ Maxx and never tried it, but came online to look up reviews. At $12.99 I figured it was worth a try for such a great brand. Not sure what area you ... see post
skin care
I need help finding skin care products for my skin! I have a really oily nose and t-zone but my cheeks are dry, I also break out on my cheeks nose and chin. Please help !
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Nena17,   Have you used a toner? I find that a toner helps balance out my skintone, clarifies my skin and removes any left over dirt.    One that I find that... see post