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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 BUFF AmeliaBry / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / 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 BOSS ErinChristine32 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / 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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BEAUTY GURU ElleW2005 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / 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 PRO Bananya / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / 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
Q. Mascara advice
Hi I am looking for a good mascara that is clump free and does not flake. I am looking for volume and separation. I was using the tarte camera lashes waterproof version, but its hard to get off and irritated my eyes. I loved the Benefit they are real, but again hard to get off. Please help me with some suggestions for my sensitive eyes.   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER blackkitty2014 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I agree with many BTs here that Lancome Hypnose Drama is great. If you feel like spending couple more dollars, go for Guerlain Maxi Lash or Armani eye to kill. I love al... see post
Q. I got Color IQ'd to 3Y08, What MUFE HD Shade am I?
So, as the title says, I did the Color IQ and got matched as shade 3Y08. However, this shade doesn't show me a MUFE match.  I want to get the HD foundation, but I don't know what shade I would be.     Thanks for your help.
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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I would recommend trying shade 123, which supposedly matches to 2y08 - meaning your supposed tone, just a touch more neutral. 127 matches to 3y07, which would supposedly... 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 and my forehead tends to be quite oily. Anyone have skin care advice/tips as well as suggestions on what creams/moisturizers have worked for them? I live in Canada so our temperature fluctuates throughout the year. Thank you!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi alicexx,   I would recommend Clinique's Moisture Surge Intense as it is intended for people with dry to combination skin. I know how hard it can be to find the pe... see post
Q. Help Oily skin , need good tinted moisturizer
Does ayone have a recommendation for a good tinted moisturizer or liquid foundation that has SPF and is good or oily skin?   I don't want it matte. and i can get dry spot so it's kind of a combo, i need moisture but not too much , i like coverage and a semit dewy glow if possible.   I'm using the Clinique Moisture Surge CC cream now, which i love the coverage and how it makes my skin look, but it is making me breakout.    Anyone know about something that looks similar but is good for oily skin?
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi bear730! I can make a couple recommendations for you! First, and I've recommended this one a lot, I would try the Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector (SPF ... see post
Q. is neutral or warm best?
I have done all the research. I live too far from a Sephora, but i am now certain of my undertone. I am a neutral or warmth. But i cannot decipher which i should use when buying. I am so interested in the Bareminerals Getstarted kit. However, I can't decide if I should get neutral or golden for the undertone.  YES, i have done the vein test. It's in between. I also have done the jewelry and white test. I've done everything. Help.
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi evangelatinaa,   It sounds like you probably do have a neutral undertone. I do too! It's not entirely uncommon. I have found that a number of foundations do not h... see post
Q. I need a under-eye concealer to hide my dark circles and one that doesn't exaggerate my fine lines
I'm 22 years old and I need a new concealer for under-eye circles.  I've tried a bunch but haven't found "the one" yet.  Most of them settled into fine lines around my eyes and made them more noticeable.  Any suggestions?  I've tried "Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer" by SMASHBOX, "All About Eyes Concealer" by CLINIQUE, "Double Feature" by LORAC, and "Amazing Concealer" by Amazing Cosmetics.  I've also tried the bareminerals "well rested" and "bisque" and wasn't sold on either of them for my undereye circles.  I wouldn't even mind using two different concealers but I just want something that will work!  Any ideas?
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tiffanybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Great question glamouraddict!  Check out the following thread where one of our pros gave great tips on covering dark circles and also included treatment products to help... see post
Q. Best concealer
I have very bad hyper pigmentation and ive been searching for the best concealer to use. But none have worked for me they usually dont have enough coverage and fade has the day goes by. What concealers out there are good for my hyper pigmentation?
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi andreasmommy,    I like to use the Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer which is great to cover hyperpigmentation, plus it  lasts all day! Set it with a bit of powder and y... see post
Q. Need an eye cream recommendation please?
I'm 41 and looking for an eye cream to help with my sagging lids, crows feet, and fine lines. I have very sensitive skin, so I don't want to use anything with retinol in it. I have already tried the Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist cream (it was so heavy and greasy it made me break out in white bumps all around my eyes). I also tried the Algenist Firming and Lifting gel and I had an allergic reaction to it (it made my eyes puff up pretty badly all around and caused a lot of discomfort). I could really use some help. I love my Sephora store, but, everyone who works there is in their 20s and none of them know what to recommend for me. Can anyone please help? I'm desperate! Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN mdmum / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Hi. I"m older than you, also have sensitive skin, and I second ZannaBt's recommendation to you: The Peter Thomas Roth line is good for our age and so gentle. I've become... see post
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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SIGHTSEER aeris624 / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / 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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SIGHTSEER aeris624 / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / 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. 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