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machamlet
Q. the blush challenge -- when ruddy skin tends to dominate
Hi All, I have ruddy skin and while I can go ahead and use my own redness for blush... I do not want to do that! I use Fusion Ink -- awesome -- which rids me of most of the my ruddiness. I was wondering what color blush and brand would be a fun try for someone who has brown eyes, normally wears dark eyeshadow and liner. I have pinks.. but seriously for the most part...pretty BORING. 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi machamlet!   You may really enjoy a shade like Tarte's 12-Hour Blush in Exposed. This blush is a really gorgeous nude shade. It will define your cheekbones and gi... see post
skk150
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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carrierose
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
evelynemarcil
Q. Is Sephora fading Tarte out? There are so many items on sale...
   
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shyvicki
HALL OF FAMER shyvicki / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I would be so sad if Sephora stopped carrying Tarte products. The finishing powder is my Holy Grail powder and love the Amazon Clay blushes. see post
estherchou
Q. I need a facial mist with a cap!
My fresh rosewater mist arrived and doesn't have a cap! I want to carry a facial mist in my purse so it needs a cap! Does anyone have any suggestions?
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. I second the Amore Pacific Mist! The fragrance is absolutely amazing and it gives you deep-into-the-skin hydration.  Pro tip: When applying lotion/toner, spray the cotto... see post
fazio1800
Q. Skincare Help!
Okay so I have fairly normal skin for the most part. The only problem is that I have sensitive skin and I mean HIGHLY sensitive. I'm allergic to all tree nut oils and I will break out in hives if I come in contact with any tree nut oils. I wash my face every night but I realize I feel like it's not doing a great job. I don't have cystic acne, but I feel as if there is always multiple breakouts on my face. The majority is near my forehead and nose area. Every once and a while I will get one near my chin or upper lip. I rarely break out on my cheeks. However I want a skincare system that will for the most part clear up all my acne. Any suggestions?
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NikaBT
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi fazio1800,   If you have an allergy I would recommend asking your doctor or dermatologist for suggestions on what products are safe to use - or, if you find a pro... see post
brunette1653
Q. Travelling to Greece for a month!
Hey everyone! I'm going to be island hopping in Greece throughout the month of June, and need suggestions for what to take on the plane (will be on there for 24 hours!) and how to pack lightly in terms of makeup, hair and skin care routine. I have brown hair, blue eyes that can look green-sh, and light skin (think Estee Lauder BB SPF 35 in 1.0 intensity, or MUFE HD Foundation in 115. I also have combination/sensitive skin. Most Caudalie products and Korres products work well with my skin, but it can be a struggle. The hair is pretty manageable, but can be on the frizzy side. Am bringing a curling iron, but would be nice to find something that I can leave in my hair and air dry and have it still look like. Need to find a good waterproof mascara for sensitive eyes and waterproof sunscreen for the face for sensitive skin as well. I know this post is long and asking for a lot, but any advice on any of these subject would be so much appreciated, Thank You!!!
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NikaBT
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hello brunette 1653,   I am so jealous! That sounds amazing! I went to Santorini once with my family when I was younger, the food is AMAZING. I hope you like seafood... see post
mrae
Q. Under Eye Problems
I have really bad under eye circles, and since forever I also have these tiny bumps that gather around the inner corner of my eye and along my dark circles. I have done research and they say they are milia, except they do not look like large bumps, they are just small tiny ones that dont feel bumpy or anything! All of the concealers that I have tried have gone into these fine tiny bump creases, and I have not found something that looks somewhat decent. I have also been using an under eye cream by fresh hoping that would help, but it has not. Any help would be extremely great!    Thanks! 
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SiteNo8
BEAUTY PRO SiteNo8 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I have that chicken skin type texture in the corners under my eyes, too, and have for years. I've found that consistent application of eye cream really helps. Kiehls' Mi... see post
Elissap
Q. What do you recommend for a body wash for seriously dry skin?
I am in my 50s and I have seriously dry skin - I currently use L'occitane body butter for a moisturizer and jojoba oil too on my face and body - I am looking for a shower gel/body wash with oil or other ingredients that would ease my dry skin so it doesn't dry out as soon as I towel off.  Also, any recommendation for moisturizer would help and am willing to try new brands.  Any help with this would be much appreciated.
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mygreathair12
BEAUTY BOSS mygreathair12 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I agree that body wash is sometimes very drying! When I get out of the shower I put on Josie Marans body oil and then follow with her body butter! This always works for ... see post
JustJasmin
Q. Powder Foundation/Foundation/Concealer
Hi, I'm currently looking for a powder foundation/foundation for my troublesome skin. I have really oily skin but dry patches on my cheeks, so combination skin. I would really like if the ingredients in the foundation to not have any chemicals or anything that will cause acne/clog my pores since I have acne prone skin.
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alissonnj
BEAUTY BUFF alissonnj / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. I LOVE Hourglass'  Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free. It does not work well with dry skin but so long as you moisturize well, dry patches are mana... see post
cpmwong
Q. stop smuding
No matter what I use my eye makeup ends up smudging by afternoon! I literally tried using everything.... right now I usually use the Urban Decay primer potion, Naked palette, Bobbi Brown eyeshadows, and Bobbi Brown gel liner. Any ideas anyone? 
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NikaBT
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi cpmwong,   In addition the great advice already offered - are you open to trying other primers? I like the NARS eye shadow primer, it's perfect for anyone with oi... see post
RachelGK
Q. Why are you no longer stocking Clinique Blended Face Powder and brush in Transparency 2?
kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi RachelGK! When an item is discontinued from the site it's based on a decision made between Sephora and the brand. We're sorry we're no longer carrying Transparency #2... see post
careale
Q. redness bleeds through concealer
I'm a woman in my thirties having a hard time with hormonal acne. I typically deal with redness, but lately I've had dark red spots from active acne and acne scarring that I'm struggling to cover up. I've tried concealers from Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Tarte, Lancome, and countless others. No matter what, the redness bleeds through. I typically layer concealer over Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and under powder foundation. Can anyone suggest a solution?
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jellybean917
HALL OF FAMER jellybean917 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have mild rosacea, which I've mostly been dealing with by my skincare routine, but there are still days when the redness is bad. I use the bareMinerals Redness Remedy ... see post
Bianca1717
Q. What eyeshadow and lipstick colors and blush do you suggest I use?
lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Bianca1717!   The beauty world has no set in stone rules over what someone can sport, but there are many helpful guides and components that one can follow to make ... 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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End0ra
HALL OF FAMER End0ra / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. It depends on the mask for me.  If I'm using a peeling mask (which is what the Boscias tend to be) I will use a brush.  If it's something like a moisturizing mask, or so... see post
Vaashtii
Q. The perfect pink?
I am in love with NARS Audacious lipsticks. ANd I am looking for the first pink shade. My friend, the beauty guru, said that the wrong pink can really age you. And I, obviously, don't want that.    Right now, my favorite shade is Charlotte. But I am anxiously awaiting for my order of Bette to deliver.   For pinks, I"m considering Natalie first of all, but also Kelly and maybe even Grace. I'd like to see them side by side or to be able to swatch them so I can see what they look like against my skin.   Here's the most recent photo of me. I welcome any suggestions.   
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ZannaBT
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Vaashtii,   I too have been wanting to make the switch from red to pink but have been proceeding with caution! I totally agree that the wrong pink can sometimes m... see post
Jessiow
Q. How does marc jacobs marvelous mousse foundation swatch to other brands?match to dior star 021
RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Jessiow!   Are you looking for your perfect match in the Marc Jacobs Marvelous Mousse Foundation?   If you wear the shade 021 in Dior's Star Foundation, I rec... see post
makeupismylife99
Q. Help! I'm in a makeup rut!
Here is what I currently use: Neutrogena Grapefruit face wash Say yes to grapefruit under eye cream (doesn't work) CVS brand moisturizer with an SPF of 20   Makeup: Bare Minerals Ready Foundation Bare Minerals Concealer Bare Minerals Blush (been using the same color for three years) Tarte Mascara Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow (from 1, 2, or basics) Bobbi Brown Lipstick   I just feel really stuck. I feel as though I need a beauty overhaul. I'm 21 and in college and I don't like to keep up with beauty trends. I prefer refined, classic and tried and true products with good reviews to back them up. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY MASTER ballerinagrl / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. Possibly THE best thing about skincare and makeup is that you can use it to change your look anytime you like simply by switching up a few products.   SKINCARE - If yo... see post
Veronicawww
Q. Any skin care product suggestion for 50 dry skin?
Hi beauties! I am wondering to buy a set of skin care products for my mother who is 52 yrs, dry skin type Asian. She has deep lines problem, especially on her eye areas... I used to buy estee  lauder for her, but she thinks there hasn't showed any difference for 3 years... Any suggestion for my mom? Thanks  
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY MASTER ballerinagrl / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. Has she tried Algenist's Eye Renewal Balm? I bought this for my Indian mother-in-law who has dry skin and deep lines, and she loves it. Murad also does some fabulously h... see post
Supergirl1979
Q. hi what is the best foundation that covers serious skin problems on the face?
what is the best foundation that covers serious skin problems on the face?  I have large bumps on my face and also scarring from previous ones.  Ive been trying to find a foundation that will cover everything so I can leave the house, but no such luck yet!  Please help!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Supergirl1979,   I would definitely look into your skincare routine to see if there is anything in your routine you need to change to try and prevent these large ... see post
poopetc
Q. Lip Gloss
I was wondering about lip gloss, some brands make the lip gloss sticky and gross, is that just the specific tube I am buying or are there many brands like that?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi poopetc, All lip glosses have different formulas and some are thicker than others. I find that the thicker formulas tend to me more sticky.  Like Larissa said, Buxo... see post
gng01
Q. what is the best quality and colored lipstick for fall?
what is the best quality and colored lipstick for fall?
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greenchilli
HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I wera both bright and deep colours in fall.   Plums/Purples/Magenta: NARS Funny Face NARS Audacious - Janet Chanel Rouge Allure - Rayonnante Bite lip pencil - Fra... see post
rinatic
Q. best brush for hourglass immaculate foundation?
Hi - I need help! I just bought the hourglass immaculate foundation and used it with the real technique buffing brush, and it's look terrible!!!! what is the best brush to use with this foundation? This is what I have: real technique expert brush  marc jacobs no.2 foundation brush sigma f86 becca one perfecting brush beautyblender my fingers....   what is the best for your opinion???
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I use real techniques buffing brush to apply this foundation too, the result is flawless. I usually just dab a small amount on my nose, forehead and cheeks, and quickly ... see post
skyeblu83
Q. Hourglass Ambient lighting powder, Help me pick!!!!!
I can only afford one right now and I am obsessing over the Hourglass Ambient lighting powder, which one do I choose? Which one is best for me? I have combo skin and my Color IQ 1Y02
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi skyeblu83,   I recommend trying Diffused Light if you want a powder you can use as a setting powder that does not give your skin an overly matte finish.    I ... see post
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
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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