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lycheebaby4life
What makeup products compliment naturally tan skin the best? And what shades?
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MK89
HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lol I call my sister green and yellow!! She has strong olive undertones too I think.  see post
RMOR86
Blush samples
I recently bought NARS blush in Orgasm due to so many raves but I didn't care for it. It had too much shimmer for me. There are several other ones i'd like to try, but I don't want to commit to buy and I also don't want to buy, buy, buy and have to return. Can Sephora make you a blush sample?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi RMOR86,   There is not a way for Sephora to make a blush sample for you to take home with you. You can always go into the store with no blush on and try 2 differe... see post
ChelbyCheekers
Acne HELP!
I have recently been using the Tarte Amazonian Clay liquid Foundation, and bareMinerals Blemish Remedy, and both are making me break out... I have used the Clinique Stay-Matte but it also made me break out. I am looking for a good Liquid foundation and/or a powder, preferably pressed powder for on the run touch ups, that won't encourage breakouts. Any suggestions?  
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's possible or another ingredient, there are a few similar ones in all three. Salicylic acid is in at least two of them (Clinique as willow bark and BM) which is anoth... see post
Biakko
Color IQ translation chart
Hello,   I got my Color IQ yesterday, and I'm pretty happy with the BB cream it matched me with. While I think it's a great tool, I'd still like to know what this code translates to.   Is there a chart somewhere to help me decode it?   I'm a 2Y06.   Thank you, Biakko
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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LV1986
Bronzer
What bronzer do you recommend that works well for contouring but that I can also use to give me some color when I do not want to put on a full face of makeup?
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I actually don't have a blog! I'm rubbish at writing haha. I would start YouTube channel, but I also hate the way I sound on camera LOL.  see post
kam71
Concealing a pimple..ARGHH!
 I'm looking for a "spot" concealer for those wicked little pimples that occasionally pop up. I've searched and see tons of products for under eye...but this would be for the face.  I'm open to any and all suggestions.(money is not an object)..also what brush and technique should I use so it's not obvious?  I wear Nars Sheer glow foundation...the color is lost on me right now, but in the past have worn Dior Airflash spray foundation in 200, as well as Chanel's Vitalumiere satin smoothing fluid make up in natural beige...I also wear Bobbi Brown's BB cream in Medium..and it's a great match.  Tx so much!
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I second this recommendation, since my teenage daughters always turn to Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage to cover even cystic acne in a way that leaves no trace; it ena... see post
ilovpurses
Is there a BB cream better than Guerlain's Beauty Booster?
Guerlain is my benchmark on BB creams and I've tried a lot. The big problem with it was that it only had 2 colors, One was too light and one was too dark for me. Now however they have introduced an in between color and I'm thinking of ordering it.   Before I do though, are there any others in the same league as Guerlain that I should consider?   BTW I've tried Too Faced, Stila, Clinique, Estee Lauder (was the closest in overall quality and a few of Dr. Jart (to ashen for my skin tone).    Thanks for your input. 
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY BOSS ballerinagrl / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
OMG, love your avatar :) I am also a big fan of Guerlain's BB Cream, but I'm addicted to trying new products, and right now I'm having great joy using Collins Resultstim... see post
melanie2013
Help! My Skin is Parched and Super-Sensitive!
I am in desperate need of a new skincare plan. I have a few ideas so far: Investing in the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush! Clé de Peau Beauté masks! But...I need a great moisturizer to use daily. I am torn between the Philosophy Take a Deep Breath Oil-Free Energizing Oxygen Gel Cream Moisturizer, and the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense For Very Dry to Dry Combination Skin. I am very pale, with super-parched, tight skin. I have very, very sensitive skin and allergies to most plants, flowers, botanicals, and artificial chemicals. I do not break out easily, but suffer from skin redness when it gets irritated or dry, due to air pollution, impurities, etc. Both have received wonderful reviews, so I am hoping someone can provide me with a bit of a breakdown as to any reactions/differences one would notice between the two products. Thanks for your help!
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skintester
BEAUTY BOSS skintester / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I suggest putting off using any kind of mechanical or chemical exfoliator on your face for now (brush etc). It will only irritate your skin, make the dryness worse and y... see post
jisub89
Which shade in Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (squeeze tube) for NC20-25 skin?
What shade am I for Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (squeeze tube one, not glass bottle)? I have 1.0 right now and it it too light and too pink/cool toned.   (P.S. I'm asking again since my question was missed...)  
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You might not have a shade in their range at the moment. If it's possible, you can always buy two colors and then mix, but's not practical if you want only one product. ... see post
solstice03740
Moisturizer
I have fair sensitive and flakey dry skin?  What would be a great moisturizer thats not heavy or tacky to use on it?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi solstice03740!   I agree with the other 2 users. First Aid Beauty is one of the best moisturizers for sensitive and flaky dry skin. :) If you find that this doesn... see post
jooon
Age appropriate lipstick color.
I am 60 years old. I am fair skin, medium brown hair & blue eyes. I need to find a color lipstick for my age? Thank you.  
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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have tried MANY lipsticks over the years and I have found that Givenchy has got to have one of the loveliest textures ever. It goes on so smoothly and feels wonderful ... see post
belmorhaim
Urban decay
I love the urban decay24-7-glide-on-lip-pencil and would like for you to recommend me one in the brown tones with matching lipstick/lipgloss(lipstick/lipgloss does not have to be from urban decay?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi belmorhaim,   Are you looking for a matching lipstick or lip gloss to go with the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil you already own? What shade in the Urban De... see post
tt333
What is the best foundation/BB cream for that porcelain finish?
What foundation/BB/CC cream would everyone recommend for that simple porcelain finish? I have a make up bag full of products... none that do the trick. I have normal/ even skin tone. Just wanted a simple look  
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi tt333!   What is your skin type? What sort of coverage are you looking for? When you say you are looking for a porcelain look, are you looking for a product that ... see post
ktryboi
Foundation
What is the best sheer foundation for sensitive screen prone to blackheads? I want to have a little bit of coverage but still see the skin.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ktryboi!   I highly recommend trying Laura Mercier's Oil-free Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20. This tinted moisturizer is extremely lightweight. Your skin will sti... see post
CeCeMalone
What's the best hair loss product without parabens or sulfates?
My hair is thinning and falling out, and I'd like to find a product that's effective but does not contain any cancer-causing ingredients.
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 a lot of people are arguing for the safety of parabens, mineral oils, sulfates, etc. but for me, what is good is good, if I don't feel comfortable having silicones, par... see post
jesse1216
What color for bare minerals 2Y05
I match perfectly with BareMineral Bareskin #3 Linen and Cover FX 30 but when i looked for a pick for baremineral original foundation powder it was Medium Beige here. When I went to the bare mineral site it was Fairly Light. I know my skin is neutral more then yellow from all the past foundations I've tried. I was just wondering if I should purchase the Medium Beige this site picked for me or the Fairly Light picked by BareMinerals site?
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jesse1216
BEAUTY WHIZ jesse1216 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I ordered a sample of L.A. minerals. just like bare except it has no  Bismuth Oxychloride. I got to try several shades and tones. Fairly Neutral was a perfect match. I t... see post
docdan
Concealing discolored dark skin blemish, product needs to be compatible with spray tanning
Hi --   I'm preparing to do an amateur bodybuilding competition in a month, and I've been tanning for awhile using a "professional grade" bronzing lotion.   Approximately two months ago I injured myself on the left side of my chest.  The wound has healed but unfortunately there is now a blotchy 2" x 1" area which is noticeably darker than the surrounding tanned skin.  Even though I have put an opaque bandage over the area when I tan, the discoloration is not fading all that much.   A day before the bodybuilding show, I get spray tanned on top of my "base" tan.  This is necessary because even though I have a fairly dark tan right now, the theatrical lighting on-stage is so bright that my "natural" tan will look washed-out and without the spray tan I'll wind up appearing grey.   So, I think I'm going to need some sort of makeup to cover the blemish, but not only does it have to blend with my tanned skin, it has to be compatible with the spray tan.  I'm guessing that I'd apply the blemish concealer before spray tanning, but being that I know virtually nothing about cosmetics, I'm not sure about this.   Anyway, I have no idea what would be a good choice of product to use, so I figured that I'd "Ask The Experts."    - Dan
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Dan!   I'm not sure if you will have time the day before the body building competition to go to a Sephora store to find your perfect concealer match, so I think y... see post
sabrinajp
Naked basics one or two
I cant decide what one of these pallets would look best on my skin tone!! I have olive skin and dark brown hair anyone have any suggestions what would look best?  
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sabrinajp!   I think the Naked2 Basics would look beautiful on your skin tone. You really can't go wrong with either one though. They are both stunning and would ... see post
calcutta
Looking for dupes for some MUFE shadows
I realized the MUFE pencil shadows I'm looking to replace have been discontinued, can anyone suggest replacements? Pencil format would be preferable, but a cream shadow that's waterproof will do as well.   I'm looking to replace 8E and 22E from the attached pic      
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calcutta
BEAUTY GURU calcutta / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Awesome, thank you, again :) see post
jooon
Eye brows
I would like to know, what color should I get for my eyebrows?  I am fair, blue eyse, med. brown hair. They are very thin & patchty. I was thinking of Sephora retractable pencil & brush.
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jooon, If you only want a pencil, I recommend the Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Soft Brown. I also really like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pow... see post
chantallemarie
In dire need of a moisturizer for sensitive, combination, acne prone adult skin
I have super sensitive, combination and recently acne prone skin. I think that I may have a sensitivity to just about everything. I am nearing my thirties and am in need of the best facial moisturizer for my skin type.    I have only tried oil of olay so far for a moisturizer and it caused me to break out. I have been in search of a fabulous foundation as well. I have graveyards of products that don't seem to work for me!   Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you!
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chantallemarie
BEAUTY MAVEN chantallemarie / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you so much! I will definitely take your advice, I indeed need a new routine. see post
jooon
Never colored eye brows
I am still 60! I never color in my eye brows bc I feel they look so fake when I do. I need to start bc they are thin. I was going to purshase Anistasia Brow Wiz. Any suggestions?
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DiVWA
HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The post was around May 2014: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Eyes/Brow-Wiz-they-changed-the-name-did-they-change-the-formula/m-p/1414078#M16667 see post
jrenees
help me decide which serum to purchase
I am 34 years old and want to invest in an awesome serum that will help with anti-aging, wrinkle combatting and healthier skin.  Over the Iast few years I have developed lines on my forehead, around my eyes and mouth.  After lots of searching, I think I have narrowed it down to two choices  - Estee Lauder Perfectionist CP+R Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum and Shiseido Bio Performance Super Corrective Serum.  Can you help me make a final decision or recommend something better than these two options.   Thanks!
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jrenees, Those are great serums, and I wanted to make another recommendation for Dr. Brandt Skincare Laser FX Perfect Serum. This serum will instantly smooth and pl... see post
Hariny
Why did I get 3Y11 on skin IQ?
I use bareMInerals original foundation in medium tan, I was initially matched to the wrong shade a fact that I didn't pick up on until I walked out of my house looking like that and people asked me what happened to my face. So I made sure this time it was right so I asked around a couple of sephoras and asked several different cast members to make sure I got matched to the right one, I was matched to medium tan thrice and its a perfect match even in bright sunlight. But medium tan is 1y09, while my match was 3y11. I wanted lighter coverage so I wanted something else the cast member when she realized that I use bareminerals, recommended their broad spectrum foundations as a more sheer alternative and matched me to golden tan which is also 1y09. At an Estee Lauder warehouse sale they matched me to Clinique perfectly real foundation in shade 34, which is also 1y09. So I am obviously 1y09, so why did I get match to 3y11? Plus 2 out of the 3 3y11 foundations I tried on were too light for me. What is up with that? 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Hariny!   I am sorry for all of the confusion in finding your perfect foundation shade. While the Color IQ is a great way to get a general reference for your best... see post
AMedstudentDO
MUFE HD for oily/combo skin?
I have a friend who wears MUFE HD foundation and it looks fabulous on her. I am thinking of trying it, but have seen mixed reviews in regards to how it works with combination/oily skin. Can any of the experts comment on that? Also, I live about 2 hours away from the nearest Sephora store. Any suggestions for picking the right shade?
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks! I would sugest trying Punjab or Santa Fe :) see post
stokesto
Moisturizer and Cleanser... my skin is changing!
When I was a teenager, I had terrible acne. Went on drugs for it, and my skin cleared up. Since then, I used to get the occasional hormonal breakout. A pimple here or there, nothing too bad.   For some reason, things have changed! Now I get these painful, swollen cysts that never come to the surface on my nose and beside my nose, even my chin! I've always had combo skin, but now it's even more oily AND dry. Ugh.   I'd been using SpectroGel and Complex 15 moisturizer forever, but now I think my skin needs have changed and I want to get new products. I am also in a position where I don't need the cheapest stuff.    Suggestions? I have combo/sensitive/apparently acne-prone (sort of?) skin. I need a new facial cleanser and moisturizer.   Thanks guys!
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi stokesto, That sounds frustrating!  The Fresh Umbrian Clay line works well on cystic acne. It's an ultra-fine clay found in the small Italian town of Nocera Umbra. ... see post
mrsclarkkent
NEED FOUNDATION ANSWERS
My color id is #2Y01. I want to purchase a foundation for dry skin that doesn't seep into my wrinkles, or appear cakey. I suffer with eczema and have small lines on my cheeks/slight reddness. I also, enjoy seeing me freckles and don't enjoy a heavy looking foundation on my skin.  Can anyone help? I am medium fair
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mrsclarkkent, I recommend the SEPHORA COLLECTION Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation in Cream. This foundation provides a soft-focus, airbrushed finish that will co... see post
Masaya
Need a new mascara
My fav Lancome waterproof mascara failed me today when I went to raging waters. All the mascara smudged to the bottom of my eyes and looked horrible (I didnt notice until 2 hrs later). Can someone recommend me a "real" waterproof mascara that does not budge even with a makeup remover- thanks.
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Kate418
BEAUTY MAVEN Kate418 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The BEST waterproof mascara is Tarte's Lights, camera, Splashes! mascara. It's so terrifically waterproof-it comes off easily with a little bit of hand-rubbing and my da... see post
parv1
Guy with large, shiny nose
I'm a middle-aged guy with classic Mediterranean light-olive color, oily/shiny skin, plus a large/long nose.  I'd like to use whatever product(s) and technique(s) are best to reduce the perceived size of my nose while also dealing with the shine that it has.     Can anyone provide some advice?  Thanks!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Options for oil control, not makeup:   Clinique Men and Lab Series for Men both have an oil control line.   Jack Black all day oil-control lotion http://www.sephora... see post
zabw17
My skin is a disaster. Help!!
For nearly a year now, my skin has transformed into what I call an awful mask. I have red bumps (not pimples) throughout my face, dry patches that even pure coconut oil won't help. My fine lines have definitely gotten a bit worse and I just have a rough, uneven texture with enlarged pored and a loss of elasticity. My chin is often oily though and I get breakouts a lot in that area. I feel like I don't even know which problems to start with and products i used in the past that are no longer working. My skin is also very fair and sensitive. I'm getting anxiety due to how bad my skin is and I really just need advice on what products will help. I'm also on a bit of a budget. Thanks for reading, I hope to hear back soon. (SN: I'm 26 years old).
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jesse1216
BEAUTY WHIZ jesse1216 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
rosacea can come and go through out the years, sorry if i sound negative, it's just because your symptoms sound like mine. Hormones can also be a cause too. eg. I ne... see post