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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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sangriana
BEAUTY BUFF sangriana / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hi Jesse, I also wear Bareskin in 3 linen and found the original foundation in "fairly light" to be the best match. The powder looks light in the jar, but becomes slight... see post
sweetheartfrost
Primer & Foundation Problems
I have oily, acne-prone skin so I like to use long-lasting, fuller coverage foundations. But, with my oily skin, the foundation will not stick. I apply a primer (Tarte Poreless primer) and let it dry or set. I then proceed to use my foundation (whether it be Estee Lauder Double Wear, Makeup Forever Matte Velvet +, or Urban Decay Naked Skin). Sometimes it will stick but if I touch it again if I am applying a concealer on top or even powder, it will totally lift off the skin and I have to start all over. It is so frustrating. I live a few hours away from any sephora so I can't physically go and talk to somebody so I need help here.  I use Clean & Clear Dual Action moisturizer (oil free) if you are wondering.    Is there any primer that could work with these kinds of foundations? Or is there anything else that you would recommend?
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krtty1125
BEAUTY WHIZ krtty1125 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I've found Becca's Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector works really well to hold makeup on with oily skin,  However, it is extremely thick and can be difficult to work... see post
JCLucia
Terrible skin at a young age
My skin is my biggest concern for a while now, but after trying a lot of different products by myself I've decided to seek help from an expert. I live in a small middle of nowhere town so I'm not close to any dermatologist. I hope to get help online though.   I'm 15 years old, but I already have wrinkles on my forehead and slightly visible lines around my eyes. Any anti wrinkle product that's effective? If the ones I have won't disappear I would just like to know if there are any products that would prevent new wrinkles. Next concern is that I have dark circles under my eyes, concealing is not helping just making it worse, is there any product/ I've heard that oils help/ that would make them a bit less dark? Then, I'm oily in the T zone and I always have at least one pimple on my face in that area and blackheads. The rest of my face is normal, not dry but not oily. Should I care differently for one area than the other? I have no idea how to choose a proper skin care.  Discoloration is another thing. I no longer pick my pimples, but I did and they left marks, discoloration or scars that are like these little holes. Is there any way I could deal with that? I've thought about getting laser treatment for it after I'm no longer a teenager, but is there any product? I also have marks on my back from acne on my back, so it would be great if I could use it for that too. Then I have broken vessels or what to call it around my mouth and the lower part of my cheeks. I noticed them a few years back but it's possible I had them before that, I don't know what caused them and when they appeared. Again, will only laser help or is there anything else? I haven't been using anything on my face, washing it with water sometimes and putting olive oil on it which left the normal part of my face nicely moisturized and healthy, but didn't help the rest. Is it normal to have so many things wrong with my skin? Is there any hope for me? What should I use/ do? Thank you!!
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sace021
BEAUTY GURU sace021 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hi, JCLucia!  Others have given some good advice but I will just add these tidbits.   If you are a very expressive person (make a lot of faces, etc) you likely have ex... see post
etscore1
Non-contouring bronzer placement
I'm going to lose my mind the more and more I read, hear and learn about bronzer!   I just bought Chanel Les Beiges and am NOT looking to use it for contouring, but rather to give a little bit of warmth to my light, neutral-if-not-ever-so-slightly-cool undertoned face. I got it in shade 30, which is very similar to my natural skin color, but warmer and a couple very minor shades darker. It doesn't help that I tend to get pink/burn in the sun, so that is the color that I'm accustomed to seeing on the top of my nose, temples, etc. that I am now hoping to replace with bronzer.    The last piece of advice I received from an SA I trust at Sephora said to go out into the sun, and wherever you feel the sun hit your face would be where bronzer should be applied. But that also seems like where I already apply blush and/or highlighter. Which has led me to create this thread, trying to figure out how to use them together.    Would love some insight or direction to a good diagram on how to use blush/bronzer (not as a contour)/highlighter together. Because what the SA said makes total sense to me, but there isn't enough room on my face for everything!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'll use both to take multiple calls/inquiries haha! see post
Poisonivy9
Consumers Choice...
Ok, so I have seen people comment in various threads about items they would like to see coming out for the Holidays.  That gave me an idea, and after  trying a couple of searches and coming up with nothing, I decided to pose these questions to everyone on Beauty Talk:  If you could create your own Sephora Favorites set, what would it be?  Or, if you were asked to create the next amazing palette, what brand(s) would you use and what would be in it?  These are just starting points, but lets all get creative!  If it were up to us, the consumers, what awesome things could be created to get everyone excited?   I will start things off!  If I could create a palette for Hourglass, it would be a large palette (but not TOO large) that has all of the Ambient powders and all of the Ambient blushes.  They would be smaller in size, but a great way to try them all and play around!  Or could make 2, each with all the Ambient powders then add blushes for warm skin tones in one palette with blushes for cool skin tones in the other.   What are your ideas?
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Poisonivy9
BEAUTY SAVANT Poisonivy9 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Ok, if they ever make something like this, I definitely want it!  I love Dior! see post
Babe902
Need Advice on Anti-Agining Skin Care
I am 54 years old, have combination skin and use fragrance free products. I've just bought the Ole Henrikson 3 Little Wonders as I wanted to try this line. I'm looking for anit-aging products and to combat fine lines/wrinkles. What would you suggest my next purcnases should be? I need something for eyes, etc.
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Babe902!  I use Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel and Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel along with Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation the items in the 3 L... see post
chicchib
Foundation for a light to medium skin with yellow undertones/Armani Maestro in 5.5
Hi girls! I was looking for the best foundation ever at Sephora and the girl who helped me out recommended the Armani Maestro Foundation in 5.25. I guess I have a light to medium skin with yellow undertones, but still haven't figured out how this really works I usually wear during winter MUFE in 127/140 and 160 during summer (also Teint Jolie by YSL in Foncè). I'm afraid the 5.25 shade would be too dark for me during winter and, being its price quite expensive I wanted to be completely sure about it. I totally trust you experts, can't wait to have your suggestions about the perfect foundation for me!
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DiVWA
HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was wearing Maestro in 5.5 but when I just had my color done for Luminous Silk it was 3.5. I find that a bit confusing.... it seems the color number would be the same ... see post
h0tnurse
pregnancy safe hair care
What brands or products are pregnancy safe regarding hair care? Is the 5 in 1 perfect hair day safe? What shampoo and conditioner can i use?  Thank you. Karen
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi h0tnurse!   I recommend reaching out to your doctor for a list of specific ingredients that you need to avoid now that you are pregnant. 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
Sounds a lot like what I'm going through. Sounds like rosacea. I'm not a dermatologist so you can only know for sure until you see one. My rosacea started with rosy chee... see post
ntweety
What is a dupe for Makeup Forever Blush in 12?
maltipoo66
HALL OF FAMER maltipoo66 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi!  I did a little research for you and this is what I've found. So this is the Make Up For Ever blush:   This is Smashbox Blush Rush in Passion:   This is ... see post
yolikarcher
Night cream with retinol
I need a good anti age cream/serum for night with retinol.  Any recommendations? I am in my late 40's.
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yolikarcher
yolikarcher / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you all! Going to give some of those a try. see post
Beebler111
Blackheads?
I have tried everything for the blackheads on my nose and chin. Nothing seems to work! Drugstore and dermatologist ointment. I'm hoping sephora has something I don't know about. I have heard a product called Glam Glow works well? Suggestions?
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Are you positive they are blackheads and not sebaceous filaments?   sebaceous filaments tend to appear around/on the nose and won't go away. SF is just oil blockage an... see post
ChelbyCheekers
Which Brush is the best?
Hi there, so I went into my local store and had to trade out my Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation for a darker shade, and when the Beauty Advisor applied the foundation to my face, I loved the brush she was using, but failed to ask her which one it was so I could purchase it. I also use the new bareMinerals Acne Preventing powder foundation, and am wondering which brush I should use for that as well? Thank you! 
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ChelbyCheekers
ChelbyCheekers / NEWCOMER / replied
I actually forgot to put that down, Im sorry, I use the Liquid foundation. Is there another brush in the Sephora collection that could be used in place of the Bare Miner... see post
meganlisa
Can I change a review? I gave Vice 3 a 4 but wish I'd done 5 (it's a 4.5).
Can we somehow change a review? We used to be able to write more than one but now that doesn't seem to work anymore (so we could average them). 4 is too low…but I just decided at the last moment that 5 was too high and went with 4.
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meganlisa
BEAUTY BOSS meganlisa / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I can't decide which other MUFE shades to order either.  Only 210, right?  And most stores (or mine locally) don't have them. Thanks for watching the video.  Hopefully,... see post
caif
I need a face wash that can take off my eye makeup as well
Hi there -   I'm a huge consumer of mascara and eyeliner. I used to have a great face wash that could handle the chore of removing my eye makeup as well as clean my face, but it was discontinued.   I want one product - a face wash - that can do the trick. I don't want to use eye makeup remover after I wash my face.    Any thoughts?
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sulfate
BEAUTY GURU sulfate / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Good for you!!!!  I'm glad that was helpful. FYI, John Masters makes my favorite shampoo/conditioner as well.   I'm a vegetarian who tries to be vegan (and fails), so ... see post
sssha01
EXFOLIATING
Hey Beauties! Looking for a facial exfoliating wash gentle enough for acne and combination skin---how's the Glamglow exfoliating treatment? I've heard good things about the Boscia exfoliating cleanser, but that dries out my skin, since I have combination and not oily---any suggestions?
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sssha01,   I really love the Glamglow especially for oily skin. If you are looking for an exfoliating wash, I recommend the Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifyin... see post
Sljahrling
Redness Corrector
When I cry my nose and cheeks turn a nice shade of red. I would like to prevent this from showing through my makeup at an upcoming wedding. Can you recommend a redness correction lotion as I have BB creams, light foundations and heavier foundations so I don't need any more foundation products.    
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Sljahrling!   I recommend using a redness reducing primer underneath your foundation to help prevent your skin from looking too pink or red underneath your founda... see post
dondi
Bare Minerals Serum Foundation
I am currently using Bare Minerals Serum Foundation and love it.  How does it compare to Dr. Perricone's No Foundation Foundation in terms of consistency and coverage?
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arielaaaaaaaa
HALL OF FAMER arielaaaaaaaa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think they are pretty close in coverage. I find both to be a good light medium coverage, and second layer really amps it up. The Dr. Perricone foundation is not as run... see post
mcsxo
How to apply Bare Minerals original foundation
Ok so I recently bought Bare Minerals original foundation...I figured it would be an easy foundation for days I don't feel like doing much. I put on a primer, liquid illuminator and a little bit of cream concealer then went to apply the foundation with the tarte airbrush finish brush (recommended by TiffanyD to use with this foundation) and it looked terrible! It went on patchy and clinged to dry spots that didn't exist before I put it on. I do have dry skin, but have learned to moisturize well before applying foundation. I feel like I made a crucial mistake somewhere along during the application because I know this is a very loved foundation by many people. Anyone have any ideas?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mcsxo!   Definitely make sure your primer, liquid illuminator and concealer have a bit of time to settle into the skin before applying the foundation. I would wai... 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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kssweetheart
HALL OF FAMER kssweetheart / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think Sephora offers one too.....think I might have even ordered it.....but when? and where is it? I scare me. see post
Rayna06
Best brush to apply powder highlighter? help!
I just bought the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Highlighter and I'm in love with the texture and the fact that it's not glitter explosion! But: I don't have a brush that will apply it right. All the brushes I own don't pick up the product or apply the product the way a highlighter should. So tell me what brush I should use! And I am open to all brands not just sephora brand! Thanks so much in advance
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michelleshops
HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use the Sephora fan brush and I really like it.  The brush is wide but narrow so I don't feel like I'm covering my entire face in highlighter.  I have oily skin so I w... see post
ilovpurses
Philosophy Just Release Me eye makeup remover
Any idea if Sephora will bring this back? It's my favorite eye makeup remover ever. Thanks. 
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ilovpurses
BEAUTY BOSS ilovpurses / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
WHEW! Relief! Thanks Randee, I'll pick up at least a couple when it reappears. Thanks!  see post
crflh
sephora dual action collection brush set
What are your thoughts on this set? I just ordered it but am a bit fearful that they will not be up to par with the quality of the sephora pro brushes which are fantastic! I can't stand when brushes shed so I am hoping this are okay but have any of you tried this set ?   http://www.sephora.com/dual-action-brush-set-P3777 72?skuId=1492750
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi crflh! I am a huge fan of all of the Sephora Collection brushes. I think that these brushes are great if you use any sort of cream products because they are per... see post
newhope
Sensitive/Mild Facial Cleanser & Moisturizer without salicylic acid/ benzyl peroxide?
Hi, I've been battling with acne for a while. Just went to see a new dermatologist and am prescribed some topicals that will be doing the job of drying my skin for me. She told me not to be using facial cleansers or moisturizers with any of the ingredients for acne such as salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide or I'll be drying my skin out even more which will be producing more oil.     Before today's appointment, I've been using Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion (for oily/acne prone skin) and washing with Estee Lauder perfectly clean foam cleanser.    Any product recommendations? My skin is pretty sensitive, so anything really light that doesn't contain "acne" concern ingredients would be great! 
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @newhope !  My favorite basic, gentle facial cleansers are First Aid Beauty Facial Cleanser and Philosophy Purity Made Simple. see post
calcutta
Face Primer
I need help picking out a primer, but I'm limited to the brand Murale's site.   My skin has occasional breakouts and enlarged pores on the cheeks and under the nose. My skin is also somewhat oily.   Are Stila's Stay all day 10 in 1 primer (not available at Sephora) and One Step Correct good options? If so, which one would be better for my skin type?   EDIT: I'm not limited to just Stila's face primers, any other suggestions are welcomed, as long as Murale carries that brand.
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calcutta
BEAUTY GURU calcutta / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thank you for your suggestion Andy, but like Lylysa said, Murale doesn't have all the products available.   I'm looking into getting the Murad Skin Perfecting Primer A... see post
CORPORATEK
Daytime moisturizer for sensitive oily skin with frequent clogged/large pores
Hi all!!!   I want a daytime moisturizer that is gentle on my skin but that will improve it over time (not just coat it with silicones) and even my skin tone / decrease pore size / smooth the skin (and also will prep for makeup!).   I have oily skin with large pores and it does get sensitive at times.    This is my current routine:   Cleanser: either Algenist Gentle Cleanser or Philosophy Purity Gel Cleanser   Toner: day=Michael Todd Organics Antibacterial Algae Moisturizing Toner night= Michael Todd Organics AHA/BHA exfoliating toner   I CANNOT stand any moisturizer with sparkle too it... I wanted to love the Algenist Pore Refining Gel Moisturizer but there are freaking mica sparkles in it and they accentuate my pores ARGHH!   Please help!!!!   Also -- Is it OK to use moisturizers that contain oils on oily skin? Will they clog my pores? Sometimes I use Korres Rose Sleeping Facial at night and I feel like my skin drinks it uppppp but it's too heavy for a daytime moisturizer...    Any suggestions would be a huge help     xoxo.  
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY SAVANT TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Absolutely, I was one of the folks told that oily means no need to moisturize. The first time I heard otherwise was a friend that was selling Mary Kay. A year of that fi... see post
sephoraadmin2
Chat live with Jerrod from Too Faced!
This chat is now closed.   Learn to own your pretty! Here’s your chance to mingle with Too Faced cofounder Jerrod Blandino. Visit this thread on September 9 from 12­–1pm to chat live with the bronzing master himself. Ask him a beauty question, from how to get your best summer glow to the secret to fluttery lashes that are “Better Than Sex.”   Be sure 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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PinkEctasy
BEAUTY MAVEN PinkEctasy / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
oh gosh i love that!!! so cute! but i totally get the stress of running out, i love your products and suffer from fear of running out! xo thanks so much for answering, i... see post
Tajdar
Oliy Skin with acne and big Acne/dark scars
I have acne and a very sensitive skin. My skin is oily and I recently bought tatre's 12 hour coverage Amazon foundation but it clogs up my pores and made my skin worse, my skin was flaking and looked really bad. Previously I have tried Maybelline, cover girl, Netrogena and nothing worked.  What foundation would be best for me so my skin would look smooth and luminous? Also best for acne and my skin type
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vegchililover78
vegchililover78 / NEWCOMER / replied
I have the same skin issues. Switching to mineral makeup helped a great deal for me. Cover FX has a great mineral pressed powder that is buildable if you want more cover... see post
VentureBros2021
What order should I apply my skincare?
Hi, I just wanted a professional opinion on how to get the most benefits out of my skincare routine and your opinion on what time (night time or day time) i should apply these as well. I will tell you beside the products what time of day I have been applying them but i still want your opinion on the matter. These are the products i use: *Clinique liquid facial soap for oily skin (day and night) *Clinique clarifying lotion type 3 for oily combination skin (day and night) *Clinique dramaticaly different moisturizing gel for oily skin (day time) (should i use at night also?) *Clinique Repairwear laser focus serum (day time) (should i use at night also?) *Clinique Repairwear laser focus wrinkle correcting eye cream (day time) *Clindagel (prescribed acne medication that is a thin liquid) (night time) *Mario Badescu glycolic eye cream (night time) *Tarte Maracuja Oil (night time)   -thank you- and for my acne medicine my dermatologist said i can apply it under or over moisterizer at night, hope that helps with giving me a good answer
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
You could be right, shapeshifter. I have heard differing opinions. I always apply my SPF after my moisturizer because that is what I am used to, but I could also be wron... see post
the3S
what is the best makeup for someone with rosacia?
I have Rosacia and am getting married soon, what is the best makeup to minimize my pores and get rid of the redness so I look good on my wedding day?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi the3S!   What products are you currently using to help treat the Rosacea? Are there any particular ingredients that you know cause your skin to become red or sens... see post