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OliviaElan
Is it possible to have light olive skin?
You see I don't have fair or medium skin,it looks like olive skin only lighter (in the winter,in the summer it turns more medium) I don't burn,freckle,or peel,and I'm really struggling to find foundation/bb cream/powder that will match,everything looks cakes if I get a product that's too light,and It doesn't look natural if I grab something darker. If anyone could help that would be great!
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jemly
BEAUTY GURU jemly / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Obviously I recommend you swatch in person, but I've had a lot of luck finding matches from NARS and GIORGIO ARMANI. They have a lot of non-pink fair-to-light skinned op... see post
kam71
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealor Kit match please!
Happy Sunday all!   I currently wear BB's Creamy Concealor Kit in Warm Beige.   I'm looking at purchasing her under eye corrector...I have some dark circles...they're not terribly pronounced, but even under concealor they are visible.   I have come to understand( Tx to BT!!) that a peach-ish color is good to offset the color of circles; mine are blueish.   Any suggestions as to what shade to try?  There's a light peach, and a peach amongst other colors.   I would obviously be using this prior to concealor....Anyone used it, heard about it, thoughts?  I'm open to other brands/suggestions as well.   TX so much for your time!   ~KAM
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angels123
How do I keep my baby fined hair tangle once it is drY?
I have baby fine hair that is long. I condition it and put a leave in conditioner in it but it still tangles from rubbing against my collar or turtleneck. What product is best for this?
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OliviaElan
OliviaElan / NEWCOMER / replied
Instead of using a leave in conditioner go for an oil,your hair will be frizz free and the oil will ease friction that causes tangles,also for detailing in a shower get ... see post
eboneezer
Foundation just doesn't look right...
Hey everyone!   I got color matched in store. I'm wearing NARS Sheer Glow in Macao. It matches color wise, but for some reason it just doesn't look right.  It looks too yellow and my skin looks sallow and flat. Then I tried MUFE in #75 and my skin looked red. How can I get my foundation to look better ? I need a foundation that can make my skin look brighter and to match my undertones. I have combination/dry skin and lots of dark spots btw.     Thanks!
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morghanhelena
Anastasia dipbrow pomade
  in the brow wiz im in medium brown what color would i be in the pomade?
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veritabelle
Mascara Issues
Hey ladies!   Lately I have noticed that my mascara is smudging onto the area under my eyes.  The area directly under my lower lash line gets black smudges, and it is no matter the brand of mascara!  I only put mascara on my top lashes as well, so this is so frustrating.  It makes me look like I have big dark circles under my eyes.    Please help!
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lovelykatya
HALL OF FAMER lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What mascara are you using now?   Before I found my holy grail mascaras I has the same issues as you do. With pretty much every drug store mascara - it was a fail, unt... see post
prkymisti
Dior Waterproof Mascara
I love my Dior Waterproof Mascara but I am constantly wiping away smudges......any ideas on how to make it stick or a different brand?
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skintester
HALL OF FAMER skintester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried using it with a primer? I found that Diorshow (or any mascara) sticks better by applying 1-2 coats of lash primer first (like  DiorShow Maximizer Lash Plu... see post
ilovpurses
Lip Primer recommendation
I want a holy grail lip primer. I want one that is not drying (already suffering with dry lips and winter has barely begun). I want it to stop lipstick feathering and bleeding and lock in color so I'm not reapplying every hour.    I don't want it to be either slippery nor drying.    Is Guerlains Kiss Kiss worth a shot? 
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elizabehtl
Under-eye concealer that will work with my myriad of skin issues
I am 43 and a fair skinned caucasian.  I have hereditary dark circles under my eyes (seriously - they are there in pictures when I was 3) made worse by allergies.  My skin is dry, starting to show a little age around the eyes and top top it off I get eczema around my eyes from time to time.   I am looking for a concealer that will help masque these dark bags. But at the same time not be dry or accentuate the line below my eyes. Anything I have to set with powder is also a problem as they all instantly look cakey.   I feel like I have tried everything!   Cle de Peu (both matching shade and a honey to counteract the blue). Settles into lines and looks heavy. Amazing Concealer. Same as above - looks like paste. Make up Forever.  Did nothing. Trish McEvoy Under eye brightener (which I like but still  doesn't  quite cover enough). Bobbi Brown Corrector and Concealers. Fine but not enough coverage for the effort. Touche Eclat (A joke for models who sleep 10 hours a day :-) Laura Mercier - way too dry and mixed with moisture  doesn't  cover Benefit - Erase Paste and Boing all trigger allergies and  eczema  attacks - cannot use this line. So - is there a great mystery product out there I haven't tried?  Im not expecting a miracle and for them to vanish without looking like I am wearing a mask, but something to minimize would be great.  Or am I stuck just  buying  bigger glasses and hiding behind them?
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IciclePop
BEAUTY MAVEN IciclePop / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I don't have the answer, but I just wanted to jump in and show my solidarity. I, too, have dark circles made worse by seasonal allergies, dry skin, and eczema. And yes, ... see post
shawtygirl
Touche éclat highlighting pen
What shade should I choose from the Touche éclat pen, my complexion is light to medium and I  would like to use it mostly for highlighting? 
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EvelynShops
BEAUTY WHIZ EvelynShops / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
You're very welcome. Glad to help :) see post
EmmyCarter
Clearing my acne up?
I am in desperate need to find a product to get rid of all this acne. I know a lot of it is stress related but I am uncertain of what will work. I've used Proactiv and it has helped but I am looking to see if something is better. I don't want to waste money on something that won't be effective. Any ideas? 
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ZannaBT
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi EmmyCarter,   I would recommend the DERMAdoctor Ain't Misbehavin' Medicated AHA/BHA Acne Cleanser (which you can use AM and PM) and Kate Somerville's EradiKate Ac... see post
maltipoo66
Exploring the non-Sephora brands
Hi everyone! I just got a gift card to Douglas-a makeup store in Europe that carries brands like Tom Ford, Burberry, Isadora, Zoeva, and Clarins (and also brands that Sephora carries). Since I'm not at all familiar with these brands, is there anything you ladies would recommend?  Amazing products or shades I need to try?  I've been looking at Tom Ford Crimson Noir, but besides that I'm lost.  Thanks!
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etscore1
HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I stopped by today and Adina was there! If I would've seen this I totally would've relayed the message! I actually thought for a hot second to be like... "Katie........1... see post
Faceitpaige
VIB discount?
Just a quick question... I re-qualified for VIB around October 25-29. I don't remember the exact date. Sorry. Then around November 11 or so I became VIB Rouge. I was just wondering where my code is for my VIB 20% off that I usually get when I re-qualify. I also remember the girls telling me that I had the code but couldn't redeem it until the next time I came back. This was before the F&F sale. I just figured since I jumped from VIB to Rouge so quick that it got lost in the cosmetic world out there. I'm trying to check out online right now and was hoping if anyone can tell me how or where I can get my VIB code to apply to my shopping cart right now. So when I re-qualified for VIB, I never got any thing but when I got the Rouge, I did receive that little black Rouge back. Help please...
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ZannaBT
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Faceitpaige,   Unforunately, you had to qualify for VIB or VIB Rouge before 10/24/14 in order to have qualified for the 20% off promotion. We're sorry about that!... see post
marissapharmd
Need a replacement for Philosophy Hope in a Jar oil free NO SPF moisturizer
I have been using Philosophy Hope In a Jar oil free ( no SPF) moisturizer for some time now and love it, BUT, it appears they have discontinued it. I'm 32 y/o and have extremely sensitive, oily-normal skin and break out easily so need something light/oil free and gentle. Thanks!
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marissapharmd
marissapharmd / RISING STAR / replied
  Thanks for your response! I have hope in a jar spf oil-free and it is very thick and heavy. Would you recommend Estee Lauder day wear lotion? My foundation has SPF. see post
lemaislove
EYE BROW HELP
Ok so this morning I got a emails saying the product I used to do my eye brows isn't going to make any more of it.... So I was wonder if anyone knew what other products I could use for my eye brows.. I want to get my eye brows like the one in the picture. What would I need to do them?? ike this!!
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calamityjane85
HALL OF FAMER calamityjane85 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
^agree as well. dip brow is amazing! see post
myjess
Major Dark Circles Problem - help me... pleease.
I have dark circles under, around, in between my eyes. Legitimate, unrelated to sleep, dark circles. If I wear eyeshadow I look like I've been punched in the eyes.  I've tried Lemonade, Fake-up, Smashbox under-eye brightener... the problems is that it's not just under.  It's all around.  I'm fair-medium skin, late 30's, very few fine lines (I don't suntan) with dark hair and hazel eyes.  And, to boot, I get eczema under my eyes.  HELP ME.  Seriously, I'm looking for products, colours, all around eye suggestions. This image has not been edited.  This is my dark circle problem....
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is my favorite thing to combat dark circles.  The kit has 12 pods.  I like buying the kit and giving pods to friends as well as using some of my own.   http://www... see post
Vaashtii
Lip liner suggestions
I am wondering what lip liner (Probably from NARS) would match a couple of shades from NARS Audacious line. I am looking for matches to Charlotte and Bette. They are relatively close to each other.    I have never used lip liner before, but I've been reading about how to get the most out of your lip color and get it to last longer. Everything I've read mentions using liner.   Thanks in advance! 
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AnnaBT
AnnaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Vaashtii,   I recommend you  NARS  Velvet Lip Liner in  Belle Mare - sangria color. The shade is really similar to both of your lipsticks, and it has a sooth fo... see post
collybear
ambient lighting powder color for medium fair skin, blonde, green eyes, age 45
Hi , may I ask which ambient lighting powder color  you would recommend for medium fair skin, blonde hair, green eyes, age 45??      
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DiVWA
HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It depends on the effect that you want. If you have redness, Diffused. If you're warmer toned and want a touch of warmth, Dim. If you want a little bit of undetectable s... see post
debs94
Silicone
I have a sensitivity to skin clogging silicone (dimethicone, simethicone, all the "cones"), which manifests itself in cystic acne on this 60 year old face. Is there a product line that uses NO silicone? I spend so much time reading labels in the store that I alert store security! Help!
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AnnaBT
AnnaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
HI Debs94,   Korres is a good choice for a non-silicon skin care line. I recommend to try the  Korres  Brightest Skin Wild Rose Collection set, as it combines the ba... see post
Martinigal100
My eyelash curler is widder than my eyelashes. How do I find one that fits?
skintester
HALL OF FAMER skintester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Which one are you using? The same thing happened to me when I tried the Shiseido curler and had to send it back. You have to find the right curler for your eye shape to ... see post
LHart6
HELP... I don't even know where to start...
So I started shopping at Sephora a months ago for hair care products only. Makeup has always intimidated me, and I grew up a major tomboy so I never saw a need for it. In fact, I only started wearing makeup about a year ago (I'm 23) and strictly only bought drug store products.   Now that I'm considered a "professional" in my field of work, I feel that my appearance should reflect that. I'm not saying that I don't "put myself together" before work, but I feel that I need to graduate from drug store to "grown up" makeup. Problem is, I have no idea where to start.   The makeup side of Sephora is so overwhelming and I don't have a clue what I'm doing. Concealer? What the heck is that. Why is that primer green? I'm completely lost. Even after doing tons of  research to see what I would need, I always find myself walking out empty handed. Hence, I've turned here.   What are some basic products that you feel every girl should own? My skin is extremely dry and I also have rosacea on my cheeks and my forehead which is something I've always been really self conscious about. Honestly, anything helps.   Thanks!!
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skintester
HALL OF FAMER skintester / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second this! And don't be afraid to let the MUA know your budget, level of experience, purpose for the makeup, work environment limitations and preferred routine at th... see post
Dirtyharlet101
Which shade should I get for Hourglass Immaculate Foundation? Thank you!
Hi I am currently using Dior Forever Foundation shade 021. I could carry both 021 and 020. And I was thinking to buy the Hourglass Immaculate Foundation but I dont know which shade should I get. Im Asian, should I get the yellow undertone? Please help. Thank you guys! Much appreciated!
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Dirtyharlet101
Dirtyharlet101 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you! It helps! :) see post
brynsmomp
Need a cleanser and make up
I am almost 50, I have been having problems with breakouts and black heads.  I also need a make up that will cover sun spots and blemish scars, but still look a little natural. I am a cancer survivor and the chemo really messed with my skin.  Thanks in advance
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brynsmomp
brynsmomp / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much. see post
allabouttheface
Quesiton for MUFE FULL COVER CONCEALER :(
I am having hard time when blending the MUFE FULL CONCEALER when the climate turns cooler. I mean it work perfectly during the warmer months. It never break out on me and love the coverage, but it turn a bit cake-y or un-skin-like. Now, I have tried mix it with my Diorskin Star Foundation and the result does improved but it still not ideal. I am a brush person and I am just wondering does BeautyBlender would be the key here?
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ZannaBT
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi allabouttheface,   I sometimes struggle with getting streaky marks when I use my concealer/foundation brush, so I will typically go over it with a BeautyBlender t... see post
bubbles1123
what is the best neck firming cream with excellant wrinkle reduction
ZannaBT
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi bubbles1123,   There are some really great firming creams that help with wrinkle reduction. I would recommend the Algenist Firming & Lifting Neck Cream - t his un... see post
chgocaramel
Looks for African American women
Do you have pictures or looks featuring African American women.  Most colors are shown on Caucasion women and do not look the same on African American women.
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candacebt
candacebt HOSTESS / HOSTESS HOSTESS / replied
I've actually been finding a ton of inspiration on The Beauty Board lately. http://gallery.sephora.com/   You can't sort by skin tone / feature (yet.. :)) but if you... see post
Clobear
Moldy Argan Oil?
Hello everyone! Today, my mini Josie Maran argan oil dropper popped off (the glass dropper). Upon closer inspection, I saw some black dots on it! It very much looks like mold or something, and I'm concerned that I've been using this oil with mold on the dropper. I tried to get a good picture but I cant get the camera to focus on the glass, so I'm sorry its a bit blurry Can someone tell me what they think it is? And if it is mold, is there is any risk from touching it everyday and applying it to the skin? I would take it to a store, but its more than half used, and I don't want to abuse the return system. Spoiler (Highlight to read)
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asdfkl
BEAUTY WHIZ asdfkl / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Is it still safe to use even though there is deteriorated rubber in the dropper and possibly in the oil? see post
clams
Concealer for dark spots
I've been searching for a good concealer to hide dark spots on my cheeks for the longest time.  I'm using Estee Lauder Double Wear Camouflage and it provide good coverage. However, the only complaint I have is that it's ashy.  Can anyone recommend a better concealer for Asian with light/medium skin tone?
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clams
clams / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks everyone for your recommendations.  Will try them and hopefully they will work out. see post
waeho
help?
On my online order I had ordered samples of the dermadoctor rd cream, Dr. Jart pore medic, and supermud clearing treatment but received the lancome liquid to powder makeup, phytospecific moisturizing styling cream, and the Dr. Jart pore medic. Is there some way I could get the two that I ordered and return these samples? And I have to say i'm quite upset because this is the first time I had bought anything from Sephora and I was looking forward to try the samples as well as what I had bought
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ZannaBT
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi waeho,   We're sorry that you did not receive the samples you requested in your order. When selecting your samples during checkout, we do call out that if some of... see post
hopexo
What shade am I in Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation??!!? Help!
Hi everyone! I don't have a Sephora near me so I can only order online. I'm wondering what shade I would be in Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour foundation? Exactly how light is the lightest shade? The lightest shade in Smashbox 15 hour wear foundation is currently too dark for me. I don't really think I'm super porcelain but I'm definitely really light.   I have a cool tone to my skin, I usually wear silver jewelry and purple/silver eyeshadow compliments my skin well. However, when it comes to foundation I think I usually use like more yellow or neutral based foundations because even though I have a cool tone I have a pink tone and redness in my skin, and I feel like the yellow helps cancel it out.  But how yellow is the shade fair sand? Will it look too dark on me since I'm super light? Am I better off going with ivory? Thanks
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ZannaBT
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi hopexo,   It sounds like the Fair Sand shade would be best for you, especially if you prefer more yellow-toned hues in your foundation to balance out your pink un... see post