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Q. bareMinerals 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition Original Foundation Kit
ITEM 1688225 - IS this the actual original formula, or that dry overpriced nonsense that Bare minerals has replaced it with? I really loved the first Bare minerals I purchased, back in the day, but it has definitely changed. Thanks!!!
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HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. OK, I have to say that I got mine from the Q,and it is fantastic. Absolutely gorgeous. Sparkly box, unbelievably beautiful jar, and the brush is soooo soft, big an dluxu... see post
Q. Makeup Collection Makeover
Hi Everyone    I am planning to redo my makeup collection and I wanted to ask all of you what items should I look into getting for my skin color and skin type. I have combination skin. So what are the "must haves" lipsticks, blush, eyeshadow,etc shades/colors should I get. They can be from sephora and Mac.   ☺️
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi MissPink929,   It looks like you already received some good answers regarding this here> http://seph.me/1c8gGPw   Let me know if you have any additional quest... see post
Q. Tarte Showstopper Palette vs Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette PLEASE HELP
I have been looking forever for a palette that contained a bronzer, highlight, blush and eye shadows and when I finally found these two palettes I am having the toughest time deciding between the two. I love the idea that they are all in one packages, and I love both sets of colors for the eye shadows, but I am just wondering what would work better for my look. I have olive/tan skin, with brown eyes and dark brown hair. I am somewhat new to makeup, so I am still not sure what would look best on me with my skin/hair/eyes! Please help!
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I third rainforest after dark. It's a great palette. see post
Q. Sephora Color IQ Experiences/Foundation help?
So I've just gotten into foundation and I'm having a hard time figuring out my shade. I've gotten Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in Toffee Caramel (330) and Warm Honey (322). Toffee Caramel is a little too dark for me and Warm Honey is too light. A friend suggested going to Sephora to get color matched and I was curious as to how accurate matches are? Have you gotten matched before? What is the experience like? Thanks!   
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. captaainleese   The Colour IQ is not an exact science.  I have several Colour IQ numbers that are designated to all the different foundations that match me.  Colour IQ... see post
Q. Any recommendations for a good highlighter for dark tan skin?
I have the Hourglass one in Mood Light as well as the Kat Von D contour/highlight palette. I want something that really catches the light and is not glittery at all, just something with a great sheen. Thanks y'all !!!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi mkupjnkie88,   I like YSL's Touche Éclat - actually I really like it for brightening up the under-eye area - but it can be used as a highlighter all over the face... see post
Q. color help
if i wear matte ivory in clinique double powder...what color would i need in makeup forever pro finish?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi kristicopper,   In the MUFE Pro Finish Powder I'd suggest shade 115 Pink Ivory, view it here:   http://www.sephora.com/pro-finish-multi-use-powder-foundation-... see post
Q. Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night oil
Hey Sephora Friends, I recently purchased the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night oil. Does anyone know if it's meant to be used every night? How often should I use it?
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Q. Anyone know of a green primer similar to the recently discontinued make up forever HD primer?
BEAUTY BUFF SephorasAustin / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. the make up forever "step 1 skin equalizer" Redness Correcting Primer   see post
Q. 4Y07 - Which shade for Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation
Hi, I got color matched as 4Y07 and I'm wondering which shade would be closest to that for the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 hr foundation? Thanks!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Caroly,   It doesn't look like there is an exact match in the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation. However, I'd recommend #2.2 as your closest match. Yo... see post
Q. skin care regime
Hi all! So recently I've been thinking about changing up my skin care routine quite a bit.  I was wondering what recommendations people have for eye creams, face wash, and moisturizer?  I have normal to oily skin, but I'm just looking for something new!
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi alexabarredo, I recommend looking into skin care sets where you can try multiple items in a skincare line all at once to see if it works for you!  I like the Ole He... see post
Q. Need help finding my current shade
Want to try the makeup forever mat velvet foundation. i am currently using urban decay naked foundation in shade 3.0 what shade is that equal to for the make up forever ?
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Ashhbeckk-   Based on your shade is the UD foundation, I suggest No. 35 - Vanilla - for medium skin with yellow/ beige undertones.   see post
Q. Skin Care for 21 y/o
Hello all,   I've recently really got into skincare. As of right now, I switch off on cleansers. I use Mario Badescu and Cetaphil, depending on whatever I grab first. I use Ole Henricksen truth serum in the morning, along with SuperGoop Sunscreen Serum. I have been using Mario Badescu seaweed night cream.   I was wondering if any one has any recommendations to try and an eye cream!!    
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi hiyafrancesca,   I agree with kelloua that it can really help to have specific goals in mind - even if you don't have problem skin and aren't tackling a specific ... see post
Q. dry skin help / tips?!
hello, everyone  I'm 17 and I've been having problems with my skin recently it was really irritated and itchy and super dry but I went to the doctor and they gave me something for it but now it's very dry and oily I stopped using what they gave me but anyways I recently bought mask of magnaminty from lush and one of their toners which works good, my skin feels nice but then I decided to buy a new moisturizer as well for day&night so I went to sephora two days ago and one of the ladies that work there gave me the 'sephora instant moisturizer, more beautiful than ever' I started using it ever since two days ago day and night but my skin looks dry on my cheeks and forehead, and I hate it bc i bought new makeup as well and I don't want the dry parts to stand out. I need any tips to deal with this dry skin and do you think it was the right moisturizer for my skin? and any tips to not make the dry spots stand out when applying foundation? and i currently can't go to sephora so im stuck with whatever i have now. I use to put vaseline at night and it helped kinda. i have 3 events at school this week and i really dont want the dry spots to stand out. also another question, should I cleanse my face with cold water instead of warm from now on? also should I put vaseline at night and then the instant moisturizer during the day?   thank you.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. You're skin is unbalanced, rather than products not working.   Don't keep switching products the skin is trying to heal, and the different ingredients is throwing it o... see post
Q. good self tan for beginners ?
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi catherine, I recommend the St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse. I think this brand gives the most natural looking and long lasting tan.  I love the mousse form becau... see post
Q. Is there a mascara thats better than Diorshow?
This was my go-to mascara ever since high school for everyday use and it gave you a false lash look for going out nights as well. Then recently they changed their product formulation... while I dont have acutal proof of that I know that now their mascara is dried out and clumpy within a month of buying it. I kept it buying it from different places thinking I might have just gotten a bad batch. But all of them now dry out and get clumpy! So, is there a mascara that comprares to how good this one used to be?? I like a dramatic look like Dior that wont dry out my lashes and clump. And if its possible that it be healthy for my lashes, even better!
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BEAUTY WHIZ Daskala78 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. I've tried just about every product imaginable, and my favorite mascara is by Mally (volumizing).  It makes my lashes thick, long, and it doesn't clump or fall on my fac... see post
Q. Foundation color
My foundation is NARS sheer glow in Santa Fe, now I want to buy TOO FACED Tinted beauty balm spf 20, what color do you propose?? Thanks xxx
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Catherineaddict,   Based on the shade that you wear in Nars Sheer Glow in  Creme Glow, it has will have the right undertone and it is more of medium shade.   ... see post
Q. Laura Mercier Artist Palette from 2013
Is the Laura Mercier Artist Palette from 2013 permanent now? Please tell me it will be restocked, I don't think I can bear missing it yet again :*(
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BEAUTY BOSS ydnam / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I called the Rouge line and it's gone :(  see post
Q. Bio Ionic Flat Iron Defective?
Received the Bio Ionic flat iron today. Noticed that the flat iron is a little loose. Meaining where the two pieces come together, it can move a little side to side (area where one pass is written). Haven't used it yet but I was wondering if that is normal? http://www.sephora.com/onepass-1-straightening-iro n-P393316?skuId=1693027
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi BeautyJunk17,   I don't own this device so I can't really comment on how loose the flat iron should feel when you are working with it, however, if it really bothe... see post
Q. Daytime moisturizer suggestion
Hi   I need some suggestions for daytime moisturizer that will sit nicely below makeup. I have a normal to dry skin. I tried the Sheer Transformation by Ole Henrikson and did not like it much. Please pour in yours suggestions. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I normally do like Ole Henriksen, but I wasn't much of a fan of the Sheer transformation because it kept balling up on my skin like some kind of a peel.    I personall... see post
Q. Blush suggestion
Hi guys,   I need a peachy orange cream blush for summer. I already have the Becca beach tint in guava, Stila blush in hibiscus and petunia. So I want something that is a bit different from these. I have a medium skintone. Please suggest. Thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS kelloua / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I don't have the other ones you've mentioned so it's hard to know how much this compares based on the swatches online but I have the Too Faced Creme Blush in Prim and Po... 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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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi jessica, The Giorgio Armani foundation colors that end in a whole number are neutral undertones, color that end in .25 are rose/ pink, colors that end in .50 are go... see post
Q. How should I set my cream contour?
I have the cream contour from Anastasia in light and im not sure how I should set it. Ive seen people set it with contour and highlighting powder but it seems to me that that's just contouring twice. I personally don't need my face to look that chiseled and am going for a more natural look. Preferably matte. Should I just be setting it with a setting spray? I have a matte finishing spray from NYX and also the MAC fixing spray. Or should I purchase a translucent setting powder to set my contour? Help!! xoxo 
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi MiesesPieces! If you don't want to set your cream contour with a powder contour, you can always use a translucent setting powder or a setting spray.  People usually w... see post
Q. highlighter brush
I recently bought a highlighter but I don't have a brush to use it with! I bought the E.L.F. Small Tapered Brush to use for the time being, but I would like something else that I know will apply the product perfectly!
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BEAUTY SAVANT AmeliaBry / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. For a slightly less expensive but great product I recommend the Sigma F-35 tapered highlighting brush:) see post
Q. best brushes
I'm looking to invest in some brushes! What are the best Sephora brushes? I have two of the eye brushes already and I love them!
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BEAUTY MASTER ErinChristine32 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. Im no expert at all but here are two videos dedicated to Sephora brushes.. hope it helps you :) She helped me pick out brushes that I want!    https://www.youtube.com/... see post
Q. Kevin Aucoin color match
I currently use MUFE HD in 128 or Urban Decay Naked in 6.5.  I am wanting to try the Kevin Aucoin Skin Enhancer.  What color do you recommend?  I have also used MAC NW30.
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Kavenatti, I recommend the color Sx10 - medium w/ neutral undertones in the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer! http://www.sephora.com/the-sensual-ski... see post
Q. Synthetic brush suggestion
I want to get synthetic brush for cream eyeshadows. I am curious as how the IT cosmetics one compare to MUFE in terms of application and softness? Please advice!
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HALL OF FAMER ElleW2005 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have both brands  but I don't have a lot of overlapping purpose brushes from both, only foundation/concealer type brushes.   I will note this, IT brushes have bristl... see post
Q. Oily and dry skin
Im a 15 year old girl with very oily and dry skin, no matter how much i moisturise and use oil control. Also, my makeup doesn't stay on, even with primers. Could anyone recommend me any good product/products to help with this? Please bear in mind that I am 15 so don't have a massive budget, but any recommendations are much appreciated x
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BEAUTY BOSS Bananya / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A.  What's your current skincare routine? What make up do you use? How does your skin feel right after washing it? Is it tight and flaky or is it ok?   Let me know, I'd l... see post
Q. Color suggestion for cheek tint
I am getting into the whole cream blush thing and having fun. Currently I own Stila lilium, petunia and hibiscus. I am interested in trying the Becca tint or any other good tint formulation. Any suggestions for colors to try for my NC 30 skin tone. I don't want overlap between the Stila blush shades I already own. Thanks!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi crosswinds,   I would recommend The Becca Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Guava/Moonstone as it does not seem to be too similar to any of your Stila shades and I th... see post
Q. Professional day to night looK
I have a week long professional event coming up and I need a quick but fun day to night look. I would like it to be a bit colorful without being to much. Any suggestions?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Ophelia12, What about adding a deeper lipstick to your look? The nice part of adding a bold lipstick to your look is that you can easily take a casual makeup look... see post
Q. Flipflop Weather
I am a modern dancer, which means I walk around barefoot all of the time. My feet get super dry and rough this time of year. Any miracle foot repair products???
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi sarahkatherine,   I would try L'Occitane's Shea Butter Foot Cream. It's great for softening and moisturizing some of the toughest skin on your body - it doesn't l... see post