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Q. Colorful Liquid Eyeliner
Hi everyone! I've been getting really into wearing more colorful liquid eyeliners lately, but I've had one problem: on Sephora.com, the top-rated ones are usually black, brown, or grey! I really would prefer to use a liquid, or a gel if I really have to. So, my question to you is: what is the best liquid eyeliner that comes in colors such as gold, silver, blue, etc.?
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HALL OF FAMER carrierose / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I love Urban Decay's 24/7 Liquid Liner and it comes in a myriad of colors, half of which I own.  Sephora stopped carrying it for some reason, but if you aren't opposed t... see post
Q. Hourglass concealer
I am interested in trying the Hourglass concealer as coverage for occasional pimple but not sure which shade. I am 49, light brown hair and hazel eyes...pretty fair but do not like to use makeup so a natural look would be my preference 
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi nhnatural,    I would recommend  Natural - light to medium with neutral undertones in the Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer. However, I do suggest trying ... see post
Q. Nars Sheer Glow vs. MUFE HD Invisible Cover
I need a new foundation and I'm a little stumped on what to get. I'm thinking either the Nars Sheer Glow or MUFE HD Invisible Cover and I'm not sure which would be better for me. I have dry, sensitive skin and have struggled with acne. I have my acne under control, but I have scarring that needs covering. I'm looking for something that looks super natural, but also has medium coverage and isn't going to draw attention to dry spots. Any ideas which foundation would be better? Or if there's another one that I should consider? 
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi arouse4613,   Oof! This is a tough choice! I feel like NARS Sheer Glow is a little better for dry, sensitive skin, but MUFE HD Invisible Cover will give you more ... see post
Q. Help with scarring/sun spots and skin health
I'm 25, fair skinned with sensitive combination skin. I have this under control with a regular routine that seems to be working, however I need help with repairing damage from the past! I don't wear a lot of makeup, cleanse gently daily, lightly moisturize when needed, exfoliate occasionally, and wear sunscreen (now). I have a lot of acne scars that just won't go away on my pale skin and a few pock marks and discoloration/sun spots. My main problem are the red marks from acne. (My breakouts are mostly gone, but if I use anything too heavy/moisturize I WILL BREAK OUT!) What sort of products should I be looking for that might help with overall quality of my skin? Concerned about preventing wrinkles/aging too. (I have a good eye serum so that's fine.)  Is there any product that might help with all of these things? I don't like to use more than one or two, because the more product I use the worse my skin gets. I tried something from Clinique a while ago and I'm not really sure that it helped?  Any knowledge or tips would be appreciated!!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi gingy33,   I would suggest a good night cream or serum that addresses uneven skintone issues. I like Peter Thomas Roth's De-Spot™ Skin Brightening Corrector - thi... see post
Q. DRY mascara brands?
I've easily tried 20-30 different types of mascara over the past few years, and have yet to find a single formula suited to my straight, short lashes. I have to curl my eyelashes--otherwise, they stick straight-down. With non-waterproof formulas, my lashes uncurl in less than an hour, and I can't build volume. Trust me--straight lashes WITH mascara is worse than straight lashes WITHOUT mascara.   I've found a few extra-strength waterproof formulas that hold curls, but they tend to be very clumpy, thick, and make my lashes brittle--I avoid using them. BUT, I once tried a sample of mascara with a formula that wasn't super wet--it was almost dry. It was subtle but buildable, and held a curl MUCH longer than a wet mascara would on me. It was a sample my sister received, and I never got the name of it.   So my question is, do you know of any mascaras with dryer formulas? Because after trying all these supposed miracle mascaras, I think a drier formula is my best option.
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SCENE QUEEN aeris624 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / answered
A. Estée Lauder Sumptuous Bold Volume waterproof is dark, glossy, and will hold a curl all day.  I feel your pain, my lashes are the same way.   L'Oreal voluminous waterpro... see post
Q. eyelash extensions, what makeup and removers can be used with them??
I am going to be getting eyelash extensions. I currently use eyeliner, mascara and some shadow to blend out the liner around my eyes. I understand that with eyelash extensions I will be wearing a lot less makeup, but I'm wondering what a good eyeliner product/method is for extra accent? Is it better to stick with shadow as a liner or does it build up at the lash line?? Also what is a good makeup remover that is safe to use with eyelash extensions?? Thanks!
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SCENE QUEEN aeris624 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / answered
A. Hi, I have extensions and I still wear makeup over them.  I use a gel pencil liner (Essence waterproof gel liner, it deserves the Allure Best of Beauty award it was give... see post
Q. just made a recent puchace but forgot to use my beauty insider card how can i get those points?
Hi I just made a purchase but forgot to use my card to get points how can I get them if I still have the receipt please if you can answer as soon as possible it would be great
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi samyg2000,   I can help you with your points! I'll send you a private message requesting more info. Check your messages when you get a chance! see post
Q. What shade of Giorgio Armani silk lasting foundation should I use?
I'm asian girl and have some acne spots that make my skin look red. So does this make me yellow base skin tone? I tried shade 3 and it worked well. But I am not sure whether I should try shade 2 before buying shade 3 or not. Is shade 2 also yellow base? Or is it pink base?
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Q. Consealer quesiton
What's the best shade of NARS consealer to match with the NARS Punjab Sheer Glow foundation? Thanks!
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Erin93ak! I would try the shade Honey. I thinks that's going to be a good one for you.    Cheers!  Kevin      see post
Q. Loss of firmness
I use prescription retin A (.1%). I tried the L'Oreal youth code line and can't see a lot of difference. What should I use? I am 54.  Major problem is loss of firmness.  I don't mind spending some money, but don't want to waste it (again)!
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preacherkid1 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I use Perricone Md products and I am 57 years old. I have been using them for about 3  to 4 years now and, face primarily, lack of firmness as you are saying.    My ro... see post
Q. How to use Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum?
Im not really sure how to use the Shiseido  White Lucent Total Brightening Serum. I got it for my mother, she's 58 years and I don't know what is the right cleanser and softener for her to use? She has combination/ normal skin type. Please help, I really want her to use it ASAP. 
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Q. Best color match in Dior Nude Air for 3Y06
I would like to try the Dior Nude Air serum, but I was wondering what the best color match is for 3Y06, my color IQ.  Right now, I'm wearing Diorskin Nude foundation, color 021.  Any suggestions?
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Q. Foundation Help
I the past year I suffered from really bad acne. I finally got it cleared up, but still have some scarring. Last spring I got the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation in the shade Ivory, which I liked okay but I wasn't in love with it. My skin can get pretty dry, especially in the winter and I felt like it just clung to and enhanced my dry spots. A few weeks ago I picked up the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation in the shade NW15. I really like the Pro Longwear concealer so I thought I'd try out the foundation. I liked the finish and how much more natural it looked on me compared to the Tarte foundation. It took a while to figure out a system with it so it didn't look cakey, and now that I finally got it down I'm noticing some clogged pores and small breakouts. I'm planning on taking it back this week, but now I'm not sure which foundation I should try instead. I'm thinking either MUFE HD Invisible Cover or Nars Sheer Glow. I really want something that looks super natural, but has enough coverage to hide my acne scars. Does anyone have any input or recommendations? Thanks so much!
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BEAUTY MAVEN LacyG23 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I just recently purchased Urban Decay Naked Skin liquid foundation and even though I'm still trying to figure out my perfect color match I was pleasantly surprised how w... see post
Q. The right foundation color
I have acne and i need to cover it as best I can. I live far away from a Sephora and I would very much like to purchase new foundation. However, while looking at Urban Decay Naked, I am not sure which color would be best for me. Is there a way to tell without going into the store?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Splinky92.  I will be happy to help you choose a shade.  How would you describe your skin light to dark?  Do you have a warm or cool undertone? see post
Q. foundation
Can I be matched for foundation at sephora if so how much will it cost ?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Peachessbaby,   You can be matched (free of charge) in any Sephora store! A cast member will be happy to help you find the right shade of foundation. They can als... see post
Q. Best concealer for dark spots?
I have a couple of dark spots on my face from sun damage when I was younger. I've tried many concealers but they always cake, look too obvious, don't cover well or simply rub off when I put other products, like cream blush, on top. The dark spots are on my nose and one of my cheeks. I prefer a product without parabens or phthalates. I have light olive, sensitive skin. I do have some redness around my nose that I'd like to cover too but my main problem is covering up my dark spots. Please help! Thanks!
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi alilfury,   I love Kat Von D's Lock-It Tattoo Tattoo Concealer for concealing dark spots or redness on different areas of my face. This concealer will also help c... see post
Q. Normal on the cheeks, oily but flaky on the t-zone... help!
Hey everyone! I have good, dewy skin on the cheeks however I can never find a cream that is good for my skin type. My skin literally covers both ends of the spectrum. I've tried Ole Henrikson's sheer transformation cream and while it felt amazing on my cheeks, my t-zone, specifically my nose, was still flaking like no tomorrow but it was still a bit oily. It's very frustrating because at the same time, I get breakouts approximately once a month in my t-zone area. Anyone have skin care advice/tips as well as suggestions on what creams have worked for them? Thank you!
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BEAUTY BOSS LarissaLaDonna / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I would do an exfoliating mask and then apply only the moisturizer to my T-zone and see if that helps. this is an all natural mask that you can make at home,that should... see post
Q. Best foundation for dry skin that is prone to break outs?
Hi guys! So, I've had this problem forever where whatever foundation I get either makes my skin even more dry or makes me break out. I am very prone to break outs but I do not have oily skin. It's so hard because foundations that are made for people who break out dry out your skin super bad. I use face scrubs to get the dry skin away (and ones that I know do not already break me out) but I am in desperate need of a new foundation that fixes this. I have bought 90 dollar foundations and 8 dollar foundations and the one that has worked best thus far is Maybellines Dream Matte Mousse for some reason. It doesn't dry or break me out but I'm looking for something more high end. Most kinds I've tried so far have actually been worse for my skin. Thanks guys!
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Beccamcgill,    Are you using any primers with your makeup,and what type of cleanser are you using? Definitely stick to something oil free to help keep you from m... see post
Q. Mascara Question
I have been using Yves Saint Laurent Maximum Volume Effet Faux Cils mascara.  I am not sure if Sephora is just discontinuing carrying it, or whether they are just out of stock - but is there an alternative brand that would be just as good?  
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Katiemor, Have you tried the Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Babydoll or SHOCKING - Voluminous Mascara for a False Lash Effect?  These are both gr... see post
Q. Two Accounts?!
I made an account online, and I am a beauty insider, I have order many things online and have about 100 points. I went into a Sephora inside JCP store, gave them my other email by accident, and got the physical card, but it's linked to a different Email so I have two accounts. Is there a way I can merge the two accounts so I can use the card in stores but the points will rack up on my different account? Thanks!
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CheyenneLeeRode / FRESH FACE / answered
A. @kevinbt I didn't get it! see post
Q. I need to add exfoliation and morning cleanse step...
I recently switched from using philosophy Purity and a Clarisonic with a "delicate" brush head to Ole Henriksen's Pure Truth 3-in-1 Melting cleanser (Gelee).  While I was in-store the Gelee was recommended to me on the discovery that I was probably stripping my face (it stung really badly when I put moisturizer on).     I love the way that the Gelee makes my face feel and the fact that my face is not red and super sensitive for over an hour after cleaning it.  The only downside it that I have yet to find an exfoliator and a gentle morning cleanser.   I have used philosophy's Micro-delivery exfoliating wash and several drugstore brands but they have all stripped my face to varying degrees and the Micro-delivery wash left my face red and hot to the touch for about 45 minutes.   I am looking for something that is gentle enough to smooth and refine my face, but not so harsh that it leaves my face red and stinging. Any suggestions?
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi MissMoira, I have the perfect recommendations for you! AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel and REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask.   These both provide ge... see post
Q. Kat Von D lock it tattoo foundation
I use Kat Von D lock it tattoo foundation shade 48. I still look Orange. What do I do?
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. That actually happened to me too so I went and got 2 samples of the shades just lighter than I was wearing (I was wearing 56 so I got samples of 54 and 53).  I tried eac... see post
Q. Brow product help?
I normally use the MAC veluxe brow liner in brunette, and I love it, but I want to try something new. I want to test out the Anastasia Brow Whiz, but have no idea what colour I should be using! I have natural darkish brown hair and very pale/fair skin. What would be the best Anastasia colour for me?
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi EmRogers, I always recommend that people use a lighter shade than their brow color for the most natural look. Also, a lighter color will work well with your pale sk... see post
Q. Dr. Brandt Blemishes No More Moisturizer Discontinued! Help!
I have been using Dr. Brandt's Blemishes No More line for a long time and it seems like that line has been discontinued as it is not in stores or online at all. I have found a replacement cleanser (GlamGlow) and replacement toner (Simple), but I cannot find a moisturizer that works for me. I am allergic to benzene, benzyl, and basically anything in the benzly related family.I was recently trying boscia's revitalizing black hydration gel but it's making me break out.   Do you have any suggestions for good moisturizers for combination skin that is acne prone?   I would greatly appreciate any advice! Thank you!
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi bellamente, It's always sad when a product you love gets discontinued! I suggest the Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 or Philosophy Clear Days Ahe... see post
Q. New Bare Minerals
Is there a shade in the new Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue that matches my complexion number of 3Y06?   Thanks!!  
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi twilightblue,   If your Color IQ number is 3Y06, I recommend trying the shade Buttercream 03 in the new Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream... see post
Q. My color iq is #3R08, what would be my shade in laura mercier tinted moisturizer?
I went in store and a sales associated matched me herself with Caramel and it was wayyyy too dark! Help me find my true color please?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi trixiapilapil,   I recommend trying the shade Bisque in Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer. Based on your Color IQ, I think this would be a good match for you. Yo... see post
Q. Which makeup brands are safe to use during pregnancy?
I am pregnant and do not want to put my baby at risk by using makeup with toxins. I am used to using full coverage Kat Von D makeup and contouring. Most of my pre-pregnancy makeup had at least one of the ingredients to avoid. I am looking at different brands but the ingredient lists are so long and sometimes not listed. Its very time consuming. I wanted to know if anyone knew of any brands that were safe to use??   This is a list of ingredients they recommend you not use while pregnant:   Aluminum chloride hexahydrate: Found in antiperspirant; check for aluminum chloride hexahydrate and aluminium chlorohydrate.   Beta hydroxy acids: Salicylic acid, 3-hydroxypropionic acid, trethocanic acid and tropic acid.   Chemical sunscreens: Avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, menthyl anthranilate and oxtocrylene.   Diethanolamine (DEA): Found in hair and body products; stay clear of diethanolamine, oleamide DEA, lauramide DEA and cocamide DEA.   Dihydroxyacetone (DHA): Found in spray self-tanners; could be harmful if inhaled.   Formaldehyde: Found in hair straightening treatments, nail polishes and eyelash glue; look for formaldehyde, quaternium-15, dimethyl-dimethyl (DMDM), hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, and 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol).   Hydroquinone: A lightening agent; abstain from hydroquinone, idrochinone and quinol/1-4 dihydroxy benzene/1-4 hydroxy benzene.   Parabens: Keep away from propyl, butyl, isopropyl, isobutyl and methyl parabens.   Phthalates: Found in products with synthetic fragrances and nail polishes; avoid diethyl and dibutyl especially.   Retinol: Vitamin A, retinoic acid, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde, adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene and isotretinoin. (Here are some retinol alternatives .)   Thioglycolic acid: Found in chemical hair removers; can also be labeled acetyl mercaptan, mercaptoacetate, mercaptoacetic acid and thiovanic acid.   Toluene: Found in nail polishes; skip methylbenzene, toluol and antisal 1a. Thanks so much for your help!!! I am going crazy not having makeup on, especially now that my hormones are going wild and my skin is breaking out like a teenager.    Thanks again!!  
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HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. While pregnant I was told to avoid retinol, AHA/BHA and salicylic acid, but that sunscreens were okay.  If you want some good physical sunblocks though, the best I've fo... see post
Q. Eye cream for stubborn dark circles?
I have been trying several high end eye creams that are supposed to help diminish dark circles but nothing has helped so far. The ones I have tried are:   Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm Peter Thomas Roth Power K Eye Rescue Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream Boscia Enlivening Amino-AG Treatment   I have sensitive oily skin and fragrances tend to break me out. My dark circles are so awful they look like I have two black eyes. I believe they are hereditary and I'm beginning to lose hope in ever getting them to go away. I'm only 23 years old and I don't want to go through the rest of my life looking like a zombie! Please help a frustrated girl out!
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SCENE QUEEN sarah123445 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / answered
A. I wanted to follow up and ask what you tried and if anything worked?  I'm 27, but have been dealing with the same hereditary dark lines since a teenager (no puffiness or... see post
Q. Something that covers teenage stretch marks?
I am looking for a product that can either cover up stretch marks on your legs or just rapidly reduce the appearance of them. I do not have  "pregnancy stretch marks". I am a teenager and have the "your body is changing stretch marks"  . I hope in the future this will go away but for now I just want to hide them
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi ManiM,    I would recommend Mustela's Stretch Mark Double Action! This is a  deeply penetrating cream that helps prevent and reduce the appearance of new and rece... see post
Q. Eye Cream Suggestions
I'm 20 but my eyes look like they belong to someone twice my age. My skin is soft, clear, and very elastic everywhere except my eyes. The skin around my eyes is red, puffy, dark, surrounded by bags and fine lines, and at least 3x thinner and drier than the rest of my face. Eye Creams I have tried helped with the dryness and redness but had little to no impact on the darkness or lines. I would love some suggestions.    What I've tried previously (for at least a month)   Benefit - It's Potent! Eye Cream Radical Skincare - Eye Revive Creme  Vichy - Proeven Eyes Fresh - Black Tea Age Delay Eye Concentrate Kate Somerville - Line Release Under Eye Repair 
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Hallie94,   Based off of your description, I would try Shiseido's Bio-Performance Super Corrective Eye Cream. It will moisturize, but moreover it will address the... see post