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Q. My foundation separates on my face? Please help!?
I used to have really bad acne and now its finally cleared up so I decided it will be okay for me to give up my heavy bb creams and start wearing normal foundation again...I just purchased Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super Charged because 10 Light Ivory is the perfect match for my skin! However my excitement was gone when I got home from work and saw that my face looked like poop. It separated really bad and clung to all my dry spots. My face looked very patchy and the texture looked even worse. I have combo skin with redness and acne. I exfoliate once a week and use eminence skincare. I moisturize before putting my foundation on too. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? or recommend a foundation/moisturizer/whatever? Please and thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER jobro1027 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. My issue with separation was never the products I was using, but my skincare. Once I added exfoliation to my routine (I use the YouthCleanse from GlamGlow, but there are... see post
Q. 12 going on 13 year old makeup
My sister is 12 going on 13 and wants to start wearing makeup. Any suggestions as to what she should wear?
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BEAUTY BOSS fabme / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I would start her on SPF right away,  if not already.... perhaps a sheer tinted moisturizer with/ spf and lip gloss only.  I recall in junior high, now middle school, I ... see post
Q. how to get my eyeshadow to show up
So i have been using makeup for a while but my eyeshadow never shows up on my skin no matter how much i use! I use primer before i put it on and i have the right brushes. I don't know what the problem is. Any tips are greatly appreciated!
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nonu / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I have same problem. I use mac baize color primer and now matter what color eyeshadow I try to use it will never show. so I just stop putting eyemakeup anymore :( see post
Q. Kat Von D Eye Contour Brush or Mac 217?
I'm in need of a blending brush. I originally was planning on buying the popular MAC 217 until Kat Von D's Shade + Light Contour Brush came out. The only eye brushes I have is a flat eye-shadow brush and an eyeliner brush, so the reason why I'm more drawn to Kat Von D's brush is because it's a 2-in-1 and it comes in a cute case so I feel like I'd be getting my money's worth. However, my main concern is blending and creating that flawless put-together look which the 217 is known for.     My eye shape is deep set so I'm not looking for an eye-shadow brush for the purpose of emphasizing my crease. My eye looks actually involves trying to do the opposite and bring my eyes forward. I also know that it's best to have two blending brushes, but I can't afford that at the moment. Any input is appreciated, thank you in advance! ^_^
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BEAUTY MAVEN Stacey6989 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. A really great and inexpensive brush company that I would recommend is Morphebrushes.com. All the brushes I have purchased from them are great. A good dupe for the Mac 2... see post
Q. New Product from Tatcha
Does Sephora have any plan to get other products from the Tatcha line? Such as their moisturizers? Thank you.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Mengshuo,   I'm not aware of any plans to carry additional Tatcha products at this time, but I'll check in with the producer for confirmation on this! Thanks for ... see post
Q. Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation
Hi, my color is 153 in MUFE HD Foundation and I was wondering what the best shade to purchase for Kat Von D's new foundation is
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HALL OF FAMER keelybt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi Allisonnicole.  I recommend trying Medium 62 in the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation. http://www.sephora.com/lock-it-tattoo-foundation-P311138?skuId=1... see post
Q. Under eye highlight
I currently don't have a concealer for a highlight but I have a foundation that's too light. Will the foundation have the same effect on my under eyes?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi ninaaj,   When you say under eye highlight - do you mean you just want to conceal dark circles or slight discoloration, or do you want to highlight in terms of co... see post
Q. Pay for 15 minute makeover?
Im a beauty insider so I believe I can get a 15 minute makeover to learn how to apply false lashes. Will I have to pay for the eyelashes or will they be provided?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @ellalliu! :)   False eyelashes will not be provided during the Express Makeover. If you need assistance in applying the false lashes, I recommend contacting your... see post
Q. What is the best night eye cream for late 20s?
Hi all,   I have a pretty intense skin regimen which I love, but I am looking for a new under eye night cream.   This is what I put on my face in the AM:   Origins Oil-Free face wash Korres Pomegranate toner Fresh Youth Preserve face cream Fresh Youth Preserve eye cream The Balm tinted moisturizer with spf   PM: Origins Antioxidant face wash Clarins Multi-Active Night Youth Recovery face cream   I used a sample of the Algenist eye balm, but I didn't love it.  Now I am using a sample of the Clarins Total Restorative concentrate, but I think it is for more mature skin and don't want to damage to the skin I have.   I have darkness under my eyes, so I use a Caudelie Glycolic peel once or twice a week.  I also try to use my Origins charcoal mask once or twice a week as well, The Balm TimeBalm Blueberry Mask, or the Nude Foaming exfoliator.    I drink about a gallon (or more) of water each day and keep my alcohol limited.   Thanks for your help, beauties! A  
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BEAUTY BOSS aaks1985 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. thank you Kevin, I'll try it soon too!! :D see post
Q. New to makeup
Hi, I'm new to the makeup world and I was wondering that if I walk into a Sephora store:  Can they help me determine the right color product for me? (whether its foundation, concealer, press powder, etc.)  Is this free to help determine which one i am? or do I have to pay? Can they also help me determine what products are best for my skin? (I have clear skin but sometimes it gets a little dry/ flaky on my forehead)        Thank you to whoever can help me out    
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi JuliaSofia,    A cast member at any Sephora store can help recommend the best formula, product and shade for your skin type. This will not be at any cost to you! see post
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 WHIZ SephorasAustin / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / 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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HALL OF FAMER melissabt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / 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 SAVANT Daskala78 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / 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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HALL OF FAMER melissabt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / 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 GURU kelloua / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / 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