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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 MAVEN Daskala78 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / 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 PRO kelloua / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / 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 WHIZ AmeliaBry / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / 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 GURU ErinChristine32 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / 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
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