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Zelda614
Q. Sudden change in skin?
So up until recently, about a month and a half ago, I had extremely dry skin, so dry it would crack if I missed a part of my skincare regimen. I finally had it nearly under control and now my skin has done a complete 180. I'm so oily my makeup slides down my face in about an hour! The only thing I really changed was my foundation, I started using bare minerals bareskin. The weather is also changing but it's about the time where my dry skin just gets drier. I have no idea where to even start with the oily slop that is my face right now. What new regimen can I start to control this? What makeup with work with this? What products (skincare and makeup) will help this? Pretty soon I'll be drowning in my own face grease!  
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi zelda614,    Is it only the makeup you have changed? I have semi dry- combation skin and found it was way too intense for my face and was pretty oily and shiney a... see post
janikap
Q. Would appreciate advice on best color to choose from Hourglass Ambient Blush
I am new to Hourglass. I have read different reviews and am also looking at the 3 shade set. I don't know what would work! I am in my mid 40s, live in the Upper Midwest (so tan fades as the daylight does). I have brown eyes, short auburn hair, fair skinned and have redness from rosacea on the apples of my cheeks. I also have oily skin/combination skin. Would the set's three colors work? Or am I better off trying a more universally flattering shade. I want something natural for everyday professional office use. Many thanks!
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tracey13
BEAUTY BUFF tracey13 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. All are awesome but dim infusion may be a good choice for you. see post
ErinJane
Q. Where's the biggest and best store in NYC?
Hey all, does anyone know where the biggest and best store is in NYC? I've just arrived from Australia (we don't have one yet!), and I want to check out the store(s) with the biggest range. Thanks xx
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chupi
HALL OF FAMER chupi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I hate the Lexington one. The SA's are always curt with me and deny me samples. "Could you make a sample of this, please?" "No." "Can you help me find a lipstick in this... see post
12x26
Q. essential brush kit
i am relatively new in the makeup world, but i really do enjoy it and i find that, for the most part, the makeup brushes i have once used and loved have grown weary and just aren't up to par anymore.    if you guys could recommend your favorite brushes for eyeshadow and face brushes it would be very appreciated!!   also i think i need a new eye primer as well. it seems my urban decay sample just isn't working quite right anymore. 
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi 12x26,    I have to say that our Sephora Professional collection brushes are some of my favorites- amazing quality and blending, but they're just as a great as so... see post
krm07
Q. Looking for new BB cream or lightweight foundation
I am currently wearing Dr. Jart's Premium BB cream, but it is starting to get a little to dark for me with winter approaching. I usually switch to MUFE HD foundation in shade 115, but I'm looking for something that is a little less foundationy (if that makes sense). I would like something thats light feeling on the skin, but still somewhat full coverage and has multiple shades. I have combo-dry skin and I am fair. What are your recommendations?
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi krm07,    Have you looked at other sheer foundations or BB Creams? BB Creams are nice for being so lightweight ( try the lightweight sheer or water based ones lik... see post
kikipaca
Q. I am a 53 year old red-haired female with dry skin; what is a good eye care cream?
tiffanybt
tiffanybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi ki kipaca.  The Origins Eye Doctor Moisture Care for Skin Around Eyes works really well to hydrate the under eye area as well as address crows feet, puffiness and dar... see post
Putlaker
Q. Applying Face Masks?
What is the correct way to apply a face mask? Is it a matter of preference?   I've always applied masks with my fingers. Boscia has a sample set that comes with a brush. The included brush got me wondering. Thanks!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. The use of a brush to apply face masks adds a level of "luxury" to the sensation as it's not typically the primary method a mask is applied. Using a brush does have bene... see post
Koa14
Q. How to get rid of laugh lines at 23?
I'm looking for a cream (or other method) that will get rid of my laugh lines. I'm only 23, so I don't want anything too advanced. My face is pretty skinny, which I'm guessing is part of the reason why my laugh lines are more visible than most. I'd like more than just a filler. I'd like something with a more permanent fix. Any suggestions?
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jewelspr74
Q. blush match for lipstick
which blush shade would be a good match for the mulberry bite color. I also have warm undertone.  ty                                                                        
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ShannonAlexis
Q. Eye Cream Help
Hello! I'm trying to take better care of my skin by using an eye cream. I have some dark circles and slight puffiness because I don't sleep well. I'm a full time grad student and who has time for that?? My problem is that every eye cream I've used makes me wake up with watery itchy eyes. I think I must rub my eyes in my sleep and get the product in there. I don't have particularly sensitive skin, just my eyes because I wear contact lenses and touch them all the time.   I'm looking for something gentle and I'd love any recommendations. I'm only 22 so I don't need anything heavily anti aging (or expensive....), just hydrating and will help with puffiness. I've tried the following products (all sample jars from sephora or in those Clinique gift sets).   Clinique All About Eyes FRESH Hydrating Rose Gel Cream (which really helped with puffiness so I may just keep using it anyway) FRESH Black Tea Eye Concentrate Clinique repairwear laser focus and AMOREPACIFIC Future response Age Defense Creme   Every single one makes me an itchy water beast. The only thing that doesn't is my Nivea Soft creme. It has jojoba oil and vitamin E, is that good enough instead of an eye cream? Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!
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lecia1167
HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Try the Algenist brand for eye creams. I just got the Complete Eye Renewal Balm and I love it!   http://www.sephora.com/complete-eye-renewal-balm-P282938?skuId=1328855... see post
smp209
Q. Eyeshadow for Very Sensitive Skin
What is the best eyeshadow for really sensitive skin? My eyelids have been very sensitive lately, I think an allergic reaction to some old makeup I used, so I'm hesitant to use anything too harsh on them. 
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sexymexi
sexymexi / FRESH FACE / answered
A. Tarte is the product for sensitive eyes, I have the rainforest after dark palette and I love it... I have tried different product and no good. see post
tawnyafoster
Q. Reactivating VIB status
I am currently a VIB in the BI program and I do understand that that program ends at the end of this year (December 31st) what do I have to do in order to register for next years VIB program?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi tawnyafoster, VIB status is based on an annual spend total of $350. Your spend total resets itself on January 1st every year. I'll send you a message with your spe... see post
jessica51023
Q. makeup help!
I'm fourteen and I'm in need of-   - Light weight, long lasting coverage (either foundation or BB cream ) - Bronzer that isn't orange . I've used Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess which is extremely orange..ick. - Lengthening mascara . I have very short lashes sooo!     Thanks so much!   By the way, the price doesn't matter. Recommend  some good products I'd really appreciate it!
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theramenlover
BEAUTY MASTER theramenlover / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I'm sure everyone's opinion will differ but at the age of 14, I don't think you need a lot of makeup! I'm not sure if you have an acne issues but since you're asking for... see post
aniilya28
Q. Vitamin C serum + Hydroquinone
Hi everybody   I am on topical hydroquinone treatment. Does anybody know that if it safe to use Vitamin C collagen booster serum along with Hydroquinone cream.   Thanks
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Vitamin C and hydroquinone should not interfere with one another; however, you may want to consider utilizing your vitamin C serum in the day time to give skin a boost i... see post
rae1990
Q. Extreme concealer frustration
This is my first time posting here, and I am in desperate need of some advice. I have tried several different concealers (both drugstore and high-end from Sephora) and have yet to find a product that really matches my skin-tone. I have quite pale skin (some would say very pale) with pink undertones, which are not deep at all. For reference, the shade 001 (Light) in Dior's Diorskin Nude BB Crème matches my skin flawlessly.   Essentially, my problem is that all of the concealers I've tried have an orange or yellow base, and I need one with more of a pink base, but I've been unable to find one. I'm currently contemplating trying the Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Fair, but from looking at the swatch online here, it also looks like it has more of a yellow/orange base and I'm leery of spending the money if I'm just going to have to return it. I've been unable to find any youtube video reviews of that shade, and my closest Sephora store doesn't carry them.   So, I am taking to this board in the hopes that one of you wonderful readers will be able to help me with my dilemma. Also for reference, I've tried Bobbi Brown's Face Touch-up Stick in Warm Ivory (the shade that was recommended to me) and it too is too orange. I've also tried Tarte's  Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Fair, but it was too light. I'm currently using the Nars Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, but it too has a more orange base, and it doesn't work well for me when I have to use it to cover acne blemishes; I wind up with patches on my face that are darker than the rest of my skin because of the concealer's base tone.   I've also tried Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage in SC 2, thinking I could blend a custom color, but it was too cake-y in texture and also had the same issue with the orange base tones. I realize I've rambled a lot here, but it's a frustrating situation. I would greatly appreciate any advice or opinions on which product might work for me. The other alternative is to drive to my nearest Sephora store and get in-store help; and that store is 80 miles away. Thank you very much in advance for your advice/help!
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lvvv
SIGHTSEER lvvv / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / answered
A. Try the Laura mercer #1 nude . It has a light pink undertone I love it and its great for dark circles. It is the single not the Secret camouflage . see post
totiffanylynn
Q. I've lost my glow and have foundation frustration!
I have a chronic illness, and use to have a perfect olive skin tone. However, as my disease has progressed my skin is very pale. I have tried so many foundations, and nothing seems to work. I love wearing full coverage light, and flawless. Concealers are a problem, to. My dark circles are very difficult to cover. I wish my skin tone could have at least a warm glow. Any advice?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi totiffanylynn,   I recommend investing in a good under eye concealer to help brighten the area under your eyes. It will make a world of difference! I recommend tr... see post
AshGrove528
Q. Eyeliner trouble
So im HORRIBLE at putting on eyeliner. I just want a simple look but whenever I try I end up looking like a panda. My sis says its because my eyes are too round but I dont know. I have just been trying to put eyeliner as close as possible to my top lashes and my waterline but it never works...any tips???
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Ashgrove528,   I was just about to suggest the same thing as Andy!  I'd suggest skipping eyeliner on your waterline & tight-lining instead :)  Once you master tig... see post
pinkwine11
Q. Comparison between Cream and Powder Eyeshadow
Hello,   I visited my local Sephora store yesterday and tried cream eye shadow for the first time and they seemed very easy to blend .  I have never used cream eyeshadow so I would appreciate advice on the following before I make the switch:   What are the pros and cons of cream eyeshadows as compared to powder eyeshadows?  Do you need to apply an eye shadow primer when using cream eyeshadow? Can cream and powder eyeshadow blend together? Which brand carries MATTE cream eyeshadows that are also waterproof and smudge resistant? The brands I saw were Tarte, MUFE,  and Buxom but all of them were very shimmery and I am looking for daily wear colors.  Any  specific brand/color recommendations for medium fair skin with yellow undertones (brown hair/brown eyes)? Thanks!
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. What are the pros and cons of cream eyeshadows as compared to powder eyeshadows?  Same as other make up. Powder is usually for oily lids, and cream is usually for dry ... see post
bknight12
Q. Color help
is the Anastasia brow wiz in the color granite black?
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ladymeag
HALL OF FAMER ladymeag / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. No, it's more like an ashy gray. Ebony is closer to black but it is actually brown.  see post
alyssasn2
Q. Do I have to pay to use the color iq?
kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi alyssan2! That is correct! The ColorIQ system is completely free. When you get to the store, please ask one of our Cast Members for further assistance!    Cheers!... see post
beauty321
Q. Curling was crisis!
I'm looking to purchase a curling wand and I can't decide between the "Nume Titan 3" or the "Bellami 6 in 1 set". I'm looking for the least damaging tool as well as the one with most staying power, please help! 
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi beauty 321, I haven't tried those exact curling irons, however I do own the T3 SinglePass Whirl and I love it! Since it doesn't have a clip, you don't ever have to ... see post
jeccalee
Q. foundation help!
I have some what of an uneven skin tone because of my acne. I have been using the Derma Doctor DD cream because I love that it doesn't make me oily like my skin usually is. However, I'm looking for a foundation that can give me a little more coverage when I need it. I have tried a few other foundations like makeup forever and all they do it make my skin super oily! 
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Mariahk83
HALL OF FAMER Mariahk83 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Nars makes a nice matte foundation as does hourglass!  lots of girls love the hourglass primer, it didn't do a whole lot for me....but the becca pore perfecting primer (... see post
maddieb
Q. Best Foundation For Acne/Combination skin?
I have have ance prone skin and I use two different prescription lotions (one in the morning, one at night) I also have combination skin. Very dry but before I know it, my t-zone is super oily.   I've been using bare minerals for as long as I can remember and I love it...However it is not enough coverage at all. I would like to use a liquid foundation and maybe finish with a powder?  I am nervous that it will break me out. I have read reviews on all products but am always getting a mixed review.    Thanks for the help!!!      
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. The oiliness is most likely do to the 2 acne rx's drying the skin out. You may want to lessen usage to every other day or even on day 1 use only in the morning and day 2... see post
manderrx
Q. Waterline
So, I'm really sensitive about what comes near my eyes because my allergies cause bumps all along underneath my eyelids. I want to try wearing eyeliner but I really don't feel comfortable doing my waterline due to the fact that my eyes are typically irritated on that area as is. Is it absolutely required that I do it or will I look like a complete momo?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. There is no requirement to line your waterline at all.   You can always line along your lashline itself if you choose to use liner or you can even opt for a lushly pig... see post
jliz
Q. What does "BB" mean? Why are the creams called "BB"? What do the letters stand for?
What do the letters "BB" stand for? Why are the creams called "BB" creams?
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Melwende
Melwende / FRESH FACE / answered
A. BB originally stood for "Blemish Balm", but companies are shying away from using that as a marketing tool. A lot of companies (and sales associates) are saying it stands... see post
ycornejo
Q. What is a good foundation for everyday use?
I currently use Makeup Forever HD foundation, but feel that it is too heavy for everyday use.  What are some suggestions for everyday foundation that isn't too heavy and seems like I have nothing on?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi ycornejo!   I like using a BB Cream or CC Cream for days that I want a little less coverage. My current favorite BB Cream is REN's Satin Perfection BB Cream with ... see post
poshitupbeauty
Q. Foundation that isn't cakey?
I am 14 years old and I am looking for a good foundation, bb cream, etc. that is around $35 or it could be under and that I could wear everyday that doesn't make me look cakey. I have normal to dry skin. 
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Poisonivy9
BEAUTY PRO Poisonivy9 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. My absolute favorite is Tarte bb cream primer in the white tube.  It is right in your price range, has nice coverage, never gets cakey, and looks amazing!  Also, a littl... see post
EmilyAngelique
Q. Great basic palette?
Okay so I've been having some problems blending out my shadow. They just aren't a dream to blend. I'm also lacking a few good basics. I'm looking for a great palette that has awesome basics, blends easily, and as good transational colors that work well with almost any color. Nothing to cool or warm. I don't mind if it had a couple.non neutral colors. Any suggestions please??? Thanks for your help!
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. the too faced chocolate bar palette and lorac pro are great basics ( have those in my trade thread, i have too many neutrals lol). or the lorac 2 if you prefer more cool... see post
amessimer
Q. Frustration and Confusion
If I have breakouts & have tried all types of acne skin care and nothing seems to keeps face clear am I using the wrong like of skin care? Should I go with hydrating or regular? I realize when you break out it doesn't mean you have acne, but I'm not familiar with anything else because it's really all I've tried. Maybe I'm drying and irritating my face too much where it gets the opposite effect? I have no idea but PLEASE HELP!!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi amessimer!   I suggest seeing a professional to seek further help with your skin. You can either go to an esthetician or a dermatologist. They will be able to ana... see post
sangriana
Q. Buxom Lash vs Urban Decay Lush Lash mascaras
Hello, I am wondering how the Buxom Lash mascara and Urban Decay Lush Lash mascara would compare. They have very similar hourglass brushes. I have been using Buxom Lash, and really like it. Should I stick with Buxom Lash or try the Urban Decay one?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi sangriana!   I love both of the mascaras, but I definitely prefer the Urban Decay Lush Lash mascara over the Buxom mascara. The Urban Decay Lush Lash mascara has ... see post