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Q. face makeup for wrinkly skin
My mom asked for a fluffy powder brush for Christmas and said that since she's getting older (late 40s) she can't just use the puff that comes with it anymore because it settles into lines so she needs a fluffy brush to blend it out. I was thinking about it and I think maybe she needs a primer instead (I'm going to get a brush anyways but I might also get her a primer). Are there primers that cater to her issue or is there a different solution?    side note: in terms of makeup she only uses a light layer of powder (I think it's l'oreal) and sometimes tinted lip balm, nothing else
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CaseyHunter / FRESH FACE / answered
A. if she likes powder and has sensitive or redness to her skin i highly reccomend IT cosmetics CC+ Veil. It's a finishing powder that is super light weight but can be made... see post
Q. Kat Von D Lock It Edge Concealer Brush or Marc Jacobs The Concealer Brush
Hello,   I am interested in a new under eye concealer brush and am looking at either the Kat Von D Lock it Edge Concealer Brush or Marc Jacobs The Concealer Brush. The shape of both these look fairly similar. I have the Sephora Pro 57 brush which works quite well but was interested in something with a different shape. Would you recommend going with the Kat Von D brush or the Marc Jacobs?   Thank you! 
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BEAUTY MAVEN Danielle625 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I would go with the Kat Von D brush. I would actually get the Kat Von D Shade and Light brush-it is $34 and you get two brushes (one on each end)-is the brush that is be... see post
Q. Herbivore Coconut + Sea Salt Beach Wave Hair Mist
Hello!    Does anyone know when the Herbivore Coconut and Sea Salt Beach Wave Hair Mist will be back in stock on the Canadian Sephora site? I hope it will be back in stock during the sale!   Thanks so much  
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. By chance are you signed up for notifications for when the item is back in stock?   According to the VIB Rouge thread covering the promotion, it did state the below---... see post
Q. Maximized beauty routine ?
What are some tips for a flawless makeup application? More specifically the foundation application. My normal routine is excite, moisturize, prime and apply my foundation followed by blush and or bronzer. But I'm never happy with the result. I've tried numerous primers. He I find that my imperfections still show through. What are some tips to really maximize my routine?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Smiles08, Which products are you currently using and what are you having difficulty covering? see post
Q. I want to know..
I'm looking for a product that will hydrate my skin from being dry and being oily when its hot or humid outside. my t zone can get oily so i want to know what's the best pick? also please tell me the difference between laura's tinted moisturizer broad spectrum and the oil free?
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BEAUTY PRO NatalieeBT / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. Hi @Janeyy2,   The difference between the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Oil Free is and the Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum is the Oil Free Moist... see post
Q. Daily skin regiment for a super sensitive acne-prone skin?
Hi! I have a very sensitive skin and lately I am having quite a hard time with it. I am 40 (already!) and still have acne (little, very deep under the skin type of pimples, not exactly what you see on those acne treatment informercials). It will breakout for several reasons (hormone, heat, stress...) I followed different treatment for that (even with a dermatologist) and I found out that, because my skin is very sensitive, using acne treatment actually make it worst somehow...my combination skin is often mistaken for a very oily one because as soon as I use something too strong my skin get's oily to cope with the harsh ingredients. So, I am looking for new products for my skin because what I am using right now cause my skin to breakout a lot and my skin is itchy. I am using clinique products (the more gentle soap, the no.2 clarifying lotion, the turnaround revitalizing serum and the moisturizing gel). I am using the Neutrogena CC cream instead of a fondation. Usually when I combine a very gentle soap with very light moisturizing I am doing fine. I would like to know the products that may be better for me (from soap to moisturizer), which BB or CC cream to use, well, which skin care would make my skin better. I know my skin is not typical but maybe that might help other women that also have a very difficult skin. It's hard to find a product that will soothe and prevent acne, help with those first wrinkles as well as be gentle on a skin that won't put up with ingredients that are too strong. Thank you so much for your help! Ps. I hope the writing is not too bad, english is my second langage
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC Notorious1 / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / answered
A. Hi, What you are describing is "cystic acne" or adult acne, which is different from the kind of acne teenagers deal with and all those infomercials talk about. My siste... see post
Q. New Moisturizer
I need a new moisturizer for the winter. I have very dry skin that peels but my skin can also be very oily. I need a moosturizer that is going to help my makeup last all day and not look oily. But I also need something that helps with my dry and sensitive skin. Any recommendations?
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BEAUTY PRO ncip / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. As others have mentioned it sounds like your skin is reacting to something or having some issues with something. What's your current routine?     Argan oil could be so... see post
Q. Moisturizer for super dry skin in fall / winter
Hi experts!   I'm 38 years old and I have super super dry skin with fine wrinkles and a loss of firmness.    I've been using the "drunk elephant serums (for day and night)" and the "perricone face finishing moisturizer" on top The "face finishing moisturizer" is not hydrating enough for me in fall, when the humidity drops and the heater takes away the rest of the humidity.   I was thinking to switch to either "Perricone hypoallergenic nourishing moisturizer" or "Peter Thomas Roth mega rich intensive anti aging". What do you think? What works best with my drunk elephant serums? Should I switch to moisturizer for daytime and a richer version for night time? Thanks so much in advance!!! 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Pickyblondy,    I definitely recommend a heavier moisturizer for night during the winter! My skin gets pretty dry in the winter so I really like to use something ... see post
Q. Pressed Powder Sponge
Hello!    I'm looking for a tool to use with my  Diorskin Nude Compact. The sponge it came with is longer usable... Are there any recommended sponges good for pressed powder? Or brushes? I've been searching for forever on the sephora website and out of luck. Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Have you contacted Dior directly to see if they have extra sponges? Sometimes brands have items that aren't available elsewhere. see post
Q. Nars Sheer Glow with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer?
I know that the Nars Sheer Glow is technically water based, but being as the second ingredient is a silicone I'm wondering if I'd be able to avoid having my makeup  pill/bead/generally apply weirdly  with the Hourglass primer despite the fact that it's mineral/silicone based. Has anyone tried this combo before? I'm also looking into the Smashbox Photo Finish Light primer but I'm very scared about switching up so much of my base makeup with my skin's pretty unrelenting sensitivity (other than being sensitive my skin is combo-oily but I'm not afraid of needing to blot or powder). Thanks! 
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Lizzie15,   While I haven't tried the Hourglass primer specifically with the Nars Sheer Glow, I've felt them both and I think you should be good to use them toget... see post
Q. Alternative to UD's Naked Concealer
I've been using Urban Decay's Naked concealer for a while and although I love the formula, I absolutely cannot stand the chemical smell it has!    I've used Too Faced's Born This Way (thought it was too sticky and shiny) and NARS Creamy concealer (thought it was too dry and cakey) so I'd prefer something more of a light-medium coverage that isn't too drying or too sticky.   Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advanced!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Clarryvu,   Based on your concerns I would recommend the Dior Fix It 2-In-1 Prime & Conceal, tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Aquacealer Concealer, and SEPHORA COLLE... see post
Q. Fair, Cool-Toned Foundation?
I have previously gotten 1R02 on the Color IQ chart, and it's not too dark, but it looks way too yellow on me. I have dry skin, and want a medium-to-full coverage foundation. Any color/foundation recommendations? Thanks to all suggestions.
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have fair, cool-toned skin and have had the best luck with Hourglass's Illusion Skin Tint in Vanilla. Don't be fooled by the name either, it is definitely medium to fu... see post
Q. Should i buy becca rose quartz or Sephora favourite glow kit?
keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Roopsi, Those are both on my loves list so I feel your struggle! It depends on your needs/wants. The Glow kit is great because it has different options and formulatio... see post
Q. 2016 Birthday gift?
I was just wondering if anyone knows/heard what the sephora birthday gift for 2016 will be? My birthday's in January
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spclpkg / FRESH FACE / answered
A. http://www.sephora.com/rewards?searchTerm=birthday%20gift   see post
Q. foundation match
  Hi, if I am 010 ivory in the dior foundation/powder  what would be my color for Giorgi armanis foundation/powder ?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Diorgirlylover,   Could you please clarify what Dior foundation and powder you are the shade ivory in? Please also clarify which Giorgio Armani foundation you are... see post
Q. Foundation shade help! Please!!!
Hello! My foundation is starting to look slightly orange on me. It is fairly new and I use primers and setting powder. I currently wear Sephora 10hr wear in Light Cream 20 (Y). What would be a lighter shade? My Skin IQ is 2y06.  Thank you!!!!!!!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Coloriq is matching to shade 26   Sephora.com/coloriq   I would get samples and look in natural lighting. It could be reacting to the primer causing oxidation or the... see post
Q. Which colour corrector should I use for my dark circles?
Any comment is welcome! I think that my dark circles are kind of red...? but im not sure about it. is there someone that suffers from dark circles? around there?  
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi! I am having some health issues and have ended up needed more under eye attention myself.    Sephora has a great page for info on this!    http://www.sephora.com/... see post
Q. HELP! Newbie alert - lots of makeup questions :)
Hi everyone, I am new to this so please bare with - I am going to Florida on holiday the end of this month for my birthday - and I am DESPERATE to buy myself some decent makeup..   I am 21 years old and have combination skin and a lot of milia (white heads) around my eyes and blackheads on my nose and a bit on my chin, my tzone is very oily also my cheeks can be sometimes! my face is a little bit red too. I am not happy with my skin and would love to buy the right products to cover this up. I am also quite pale and tend to wear ivory shades. I rarely get breakouts but my skin isn't in that great condition! I do wear makeup but not a lot.   can somebody please recommend decent concealer, foundations, powders, highlight/bronzer, contouring, the LOT! I have saved hard for this holiday and cannot wait to treat myself!!   ive heard a lot about abh, nars, nyx, UD etc. - but don't want to waste money on something that wouldn't suit me.   thank you for all your help ladies I look forward to your replies!   lab5991 xxx
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. If you wanted a foundation, may I suggest a CC cream which gives skin benefits as well as coverage? Kate Somerville CC cream has SPF as well as buildable coverage. Maybe... see post
Q. Availability of Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Correction Pads
Hello,   I've been using the Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Corrections Pads for quite some time now. I noticed a month or two ago that they were out of stock, and now the website states that they cannot be shipped to the US.    I was wondering why is this item no longer available for purchase here? and will it be again? I also noticed that Sephora stores no longer carry this product.   I have had great results using the pads, and I would preferably like to continue using them as well as purchasing them through Sephora.    Otherwise, what other products would you recommend that are similar?   Greatly appreciate your response.   Thanks
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NatureEnhanced / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I just read this and am very disappointed as I too use this product, only have a few left and want to order it. The maximum is just too harsh on my skin and the gentle i... see post
Q. Help! I have oily skin. Stop the shine!
Help! I have such oily skin. By 12pm my face looks so greasy. Any suggestions on primers or creams to put on? I do not want a lot of caked on makeup for my everyday look
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Could be yor skincare. When the skin is stripped of natural oils (dehydrated), it will produce more oil to try and rebalance. What's your skin like when you first wake? ... see post
Q. eye shadow palettes
I want to purchase the Kat Von D shade and light eye shadow palette, Too Faced bon bon palette, and the Tarte tartelette in bloom palette. I want to buy one right now but I don't know which one to get first! I don't wear much eye shadow, but I sometimes will wear warm matte eye shadow which already own some. I am looking for a good palette that I can use for special occasions, such as homecoming, and on an everyday basis too. 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @GabriellaPardo,   I love the Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette as well as the Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette. I use both daily!    I personally feel that ... see post
Q. New to makeup
I have wanted to learn how to apply makeup but I never got around it and have no clue on what to buy. Do any of you have any tips on what I should buy and use?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @TaniVR,   Make up can be very intimidating, but I think the most important thing to remember is to have fun with it know that not all products work for everybody... see post
Q. What is my Foundation Color?
Hello, My name is Angela and I am a beginner when it comes to makeup and need help looking for my right foundation shade in bobbi brown or makeup forever pls need help bad. Thanks in advance, Angela R
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HALL OF FAMER oliviabt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi jewel2yrs. Your skin looks beautiful, with a warm undertone. Based on your photo and Beauty Profile, I would suggest starting with the Make Up For Ever HD Invisibl... see post
Q. Engagement Photos Makeup
Hi! I recently got engaged and I'm taking engagement photos with my fiancé in October. I really need to find a foundation that will look good in our pictures. I'm of medium/dark complexion. I have dry sensitive skin. I don't want anything that will look or feel heavy on my skin. I have a few dark spots and hyper pigmentation around my chin. I really just want to even out my skin tone. Any Suggestion?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi gabfab6,   I personally have a similar skin type to yours and I really like Makeup Forever's Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation. I actually wore it for my own we... see post
Q. Concealer & Primer for dry/ combination and textured skin
Hey! I have dry/combination textured skin, especially in the triangle area between my nose bridge and under my eyes/ on top of my cheeks. I've been told they're closed comedones. It's been really difficult finding a foundation that didn't cling onto dry patches (that don't appear UNTIL I put on foundation or concealer) and end up making my skin look scaley and unflattering.   I need to find a concealer  and primer  to pair it with the tinted moisturizer that won't accentuate  the textured skin I have and one that hydrates and blends easily.    Products I've tried : Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Foundation Too Faced Hangover Primer Smashbox Hydrating Primer MUFE Hydrating Primer So far only the Bareminerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Gel is working in terms of not showing dry patches and flakes. The only major problem I have with it is that the finish looks oily around my T-zone but nothing a little Laura Mercier translucent powder can't fix.  
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi MaddieK4697,   As TrysBeautyItems suggested, exfoliating will help refine your skin's texture. An exfoliator I'd suggest looking into is the Drunk Elephant JuJu B... see post
Q. Eyebrows!
I am looking for the best Dipbrow shade from Anastasia I do have dirty blonde hair and, black eyebrows! I was wondering what shade I should get (I was thinking of Medium Brown) I do like to go a shade or 2 darker with my eyebrows!!! Thank you so much!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Emily029,   I agree with JazaChai! You'll want to get a shade that matches your eyebrow hairs. Since your eyebrow hairs are black, your best bet is to go with the... see post
Q. Foundation/Concealer that won't look flakey for dry skin?
What's a good foundation/bb cream/tinted moisturizer and concealer that won't look flakey on my cheeks and on my nose, and it looks cakey around my cheeks. I do moisturize every night and in the morning, yet my skin gets super dry whenever I put anything besides skincare products on. Should I use a primer? Or should I just try different products? 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Mapleup17,   I do suggest trying a hydrating primer. This will  assist with balancing the skin's texture and tone for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting mak... see post
Q. NARS concealer help!
I use the NARS tinted moisturizer in Groenland and I am wanting to purchase the concealer for under eye area brightening. I am leaning towards custard- would this be a right match? 
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi queencharlotte,   Yes, Custard, would be perfect as an undereye concealer! It's about 2 shades lighter than Groenland and will really brighten your overall comple... see post
Q. Best kiss-proof and long-lasting lipstick that keeps your lips soft?
I have been wanting to try out a new lipstick, but I need help finding one. I like the look of most matte lipsticks, but they leave my lips too dry. I have tried the NYX matte lip creams, but they leave my lips dry and it doesn't last long. I want to get lipstick that lasts and doesn't transfer onto anything/anyone. I basically want lipstick that makes me forget I'm wearing it. I am open to trying lip stains, but I don't personally have experience with them so I wouldn't know what kind to get. Just nothing overly glossy!   Please help! I need opinions.   Thanks -Gaby
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HALL OF FAMER k617 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have yet to encounter a product that is completely transfer proof AND comfortable. The Kat Von D liquid lipstick suggestions you got are good but if you found the NYX ... see post
Q. If I am the shade nude in Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, does anyone know what shade I would be in Too Faced Born This Way Foundation?
MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Hswan13,    Your Color IQ is #1Y06 for the  COLOR Nude - light beige/ for fair to light skin tones in the Laura Mercier  Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectr... see post