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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
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 GURU ballerinagrl / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / 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 GURU ballerinagrl / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / 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
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
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
BEAUTY MASTER greenchilli / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / 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
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
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
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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jewelspr74
Q. blush match for lipstick
which blush shade would be a good match for the mulberry bite color. I also have warm undertone.  ty                                                                        
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ShannonAlexis
Q. Eye Cream Help
Hello! I'm trying to take better care of my skin by using an eye cream. I have some dark circles and slight puffiness because I don't sleep well. I'm a full time grad student and who has time for that?? My problem is that every eye cream I've used makes me wake up with watery itchy eyes. I think I must rub my eyes in my sleep and get the product in there. I don't have particularly sensitive skin, just my eyes because I wear contact lenses and touch them all the time.   I'm looking for something gentle and I'd love any recommendations. I'm only 22 so I don't need anything heavily anti aging (or expensive....), just hydrating and will help with puffiness. I've tried the following products (all sample jars from sephora or in those Clinique gift sets).   Clinique All About Eyes FRESH Hydrating Rose Gel Cream (which really helped with puffiness so I may just keep using it anyway) FRESH Black Tea Eye Concentrate Clinique repairwear laser focus and AMOREPACIFIC Future response Age Defense Creme   Every single one makes me an itchy water beast. The only thing that doesn't is my Nivea Soft creme. It has jojoba oil and vitamin E, is that good enough instead of an eye cream? Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time!
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lecia1167
HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Try the Algenist brand for eye creams. I just got the Complete Eye Renewal Balm and I love it!   http://www.sephora.com/complete-eye-renewal-balm-P282938?skuId=1328855... see post
aniilya28
Q. Vitamin C serum + Hydroquinone
Hi everybody   I am on topical hydroquinone treatment. Does anybody know that if it safe to use Vitamin C collagen booster serum along with Hydroquinone cream.   Thanks
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Vitamin C and hydroquinone should not interfere with one another; however, you may want to consider utilizing your vitamin C serum in the day time to give skin a boost i... see post
tawnyafoster
Q. Reactivating VIB status
I am currently a VIB in the BI program and I do understand that that program ends at the end of this year (December 31st) what do I have to do in order to register for next years VIB program?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi tawnyafoster, VIB status is based on an annual spend total of $350. Your spend total resets itself on January 1st every year. I'll send you a message with your spe... see post
rae1990
Q. Extreme concealer frustration
This is my first time posting here, and I am in desperate need of some advice. I have tried several different concealers (both drugstore and high-end from Sephora) and have yet to find a product that really matches my skin-tone. I have quite pale skin (some would say very pale) with pink undertones, which are not deep at all. For reference, the shade 001 (Light) in Dior's Diorskin Nude BB Crème matches my skin flawlessly.   Essentially, my problem is that all of the concealers I've tried have an orange or yellow base, and I need one with more of a pink base, but I've been unable to find one. I'm currently contemplating trying the Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Fair, but from looking at the swatch online here, it also looks like it has more of a yellow/orange base and I'm leery of spending the money if I'm just going to have to return it. I've been unable to find any youtube video reviews of that shade, and my closest Sephora store doesn't carry them.   So, I am taking to this board in the hopes that one of you wonderful readers will be able to help me with my dilemma. Also for reference, I've tried Bobbi Brown's Face Touch-up Stick in Warm Ivory (the shade that was recommended to me) and it too is too orange. I've also tried Tarte's  Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Fair, but it was too light. I'm currently using the Nars Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, but it too has a more orange base, and it doesn't work well for me when I have to use it to cover acne blemishes; I wind up with patches on my face that are darker than the rest of my skin because of the concealer's base tone.   I've also tried Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage in SC 2, thinking I could blend a custom color, but it was too cake-y in texture and also had the same issue with the orange base tones. I realize I've rambled a lot here, but it's a frustrating situation. I would greatly appreciate any advice or opinions on which product might work for me. The other alternative is to drive to my nearest Sephora store and get in-store help; and that store is 80 miles away. Thank you very much in advance for your advice/help!
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lvvv
SIGHTSEER lvvv / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / answered
A. Try the Laura mercer #1 nude . It has a light pink undertone I love it and its great for dark circles. It is the single not the Secret camouflage . see post
AshGrove528
Q. Eyeliner trouble
So im HORRIBLE at putting on eyeliner. I just want a simple look but whenever I try I end up looking like a panda. My sis says its because my eyes are too round but I dont know. I have just been trying to put eyeliner as close as possible to my top lashes and my waterline but it never works...any tips???
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Ashgrove528,   I was just about to suggest the same thing as Andy!  I'd suggest skipping eyeliner on your waterline & tight-lining instead :)  Once you master tig... see post
totiffanylynn
Q. I've lost my glow and have foundation frustration!
I have a chronic illness, and use to have a perfect olive skin tone. However, as my disease has progressed my skin is very pale. I have tried so many foundations, and nothing seems to work. I love wearing full coverage light, and flawless. Concealers are a problem, to. My dark circles are very difficult to cover. I wish my skin tone could have at least a warm glow. Any advice?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi totiffanylynn,   I recommend investing in a good under eye concealer to help brighten the area under your eyes. It will make a world of difference! I recommend tr... see post
alyssasn2
Q. Do I have to pay to use the color iq?
kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi alyssan2! That is correct! The ColorIQ system is completely free. When you get to the store, please ask one of our Cast Members for further assistance!    Cheers!... see post
beauty321
Q. Curling was crisis!
I'm looking to purchase a curling wand and I can't decide between the "Nume Titan 3" or the "Bellami 6 in 1 set". I'm looking for the least damaging tool as well as the one with most staying power, please help! 
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi beauty 321, I haven't tried those exact curling irons, however I do own the T3 SinglePass Whirl and I love it! Since it doesn't have a clip, you don't ever have to ... see post
jeccalee
Q. foundation help!
I have some what of an uneven skin tone because of my acne. I have been using the Derma Doctor DD cream because I love that it doesn't make me oily like my skin usually is. However, I'm looking for a foundation that can give me a little more coverage when I need it. I have tried a few other foundations like makeup forever and all they do it make my skin super oily! 
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Mariahk83
HALL OF FAMER Mariahk83 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Nars makes a nice matte foundation as does hourglass!  lots of girls love the hourglass primer, it didn't do a whole lot for me....but the becca pore perfecting primer (... see post