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Minimized Mommy Makeup...
Ok so I am a mother of 4 and many times I just don't have the time or the energy to do my makeup/hair...   When I don't get done up I look like death, seriously I have the worst dark circles under my eyes and look like I haven't slept in forever (which is most of the time)...   I would like to know what are some of the products of you use, what are your routines and favorite items so you don't look dead but doesn't take more than 5 minutes tops?   As always thanks for your help!!!
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HALL OF FAMER AnneMCC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hey there I'm a mom of 4 too and I feel the same way! Although by your picture Id say you look pretty good! I recently went to a Dior event at my local Nordstrom and the... see post
Foundation Color Choice
Any suggestions as to how to pick the right shade of foundation when the actual product is not available to try? I've ordered from Sephora online before, but am wanting to change and try a new foundation, and am wondering how to choose the right shade. I don't want the hassle of ordering, waiting for it to ship, just to find it's the wrong shade and have to send it back. 
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Color match
If i wear Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk in 4.5 what shade do i need in Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Light? Thank-You!
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SPECIAL GUEST Chrissy01 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank-You, choosing the right shade is stressfull and your help is greatly appreciated. I am disabled and going to the store is not an option for me. see post
I have trouble making my blush/bronzer last longer than 4 hours
I don't wear powder nor liquid foundation but I do use a primer underneath and urban decay setting spray.  I do regularly exfoliate, moisturize etc.  What else should I be doing?
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SIGHTSEER catsnarkle / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Thank you!  I will try layering with cream blush/bronzer first! see post
Sensitive Acne prone
Hello. Could you please recommend some good skincare lines for sensitive, acne prone (active breakouts) skin? 
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HALL OF FAMER cherrybombtastic / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
REN's a good line for sensitive skin. I specifically like their ClearCalm3 cleanser. I also like using Cerave's cleanser. I never thought I would like a drugstore brand,... see post
How do I pick a concealer colour? Do I need concealer?
Hi,   Funny to admit, but I'm 30-something who never wore make-up even semi-regularly until the last 6 months.  I got colour matched at a Sephora and came out as Colour IQ number 2R04.  After half a face in foundation mousse, my consultant recommended Laura Mercier's Oil Free Primer, Tinted Moisturizer, and Mineral Powder for my foundation.  This is working really well for me, but I think I'm over-embracing my recent fondness for make-up.  Now, I'm convinced I need everything that everyone else is doing, lol.   What I really wonder is ---> how does a person know if they need concealer?  How do you choose a concealer colour?  Do I need concealer?  How do I use concealer without looking cakey? Included are photos of my face with make-up and without for reference (part and hair colour slightly different).        
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BEAUTY BUFF Fernleaf / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
"I think I'm over-embracing my recent fondness for make-up.  Now, I'm convinced I need everything that everyone else is doing, lol."   I laughed sooo hard about thi... see post
Shade match<3
Hello lovelies, I am shade 202 in Dior air flash. What shade is that in sephora perfection mist and Laura mercier oil free tinted moisturizer?
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BEAUTY MAVEN sun23 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
was dark on me see post
I'm thinking of purchasing the ABH Dipbrow Promade.
I want them to look natural and not obvious that they're filled in or anything. Wanted to make sure what shade fit me best before I purchase it online.   My hair color is dark brown, almost black. What shade should I get?
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BEAUTY BUFF haleyhamill / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Seconding and thirding what others have said. Here's a review I wrote for the product earlier today. I have the dipbrow in medium brown, and my eyebrow hair sounds a sim... see post
best eyebrow products?
i have okay eyebrows. when i shape them they look good but i want to make them look fuller. is there any eyebrow product i could use.  btw im REALLY BAD at making them look good even with art education.... i dont want them to look like i actually drew them on, i want them natural. i tried anastasia brow pomade, not good.
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BEAUTY BUFF haleyhamill / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I know you might not want to hear this, but maybe give the dipbrow pomade another chance. As you get better at filling in eyebrows and start to want different looks, it ... see post
Alternate Foundation?!?!
I have used Kat VonD Lock it foundation in light 48 and YSL foundation in Beige 40. I want to try Tarte Amazonian 12 hour full coverage foundation but I don't know which color. Can you please suggest a shade??
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi deelaque,   I recommend trying the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 in the shade Light Neutral.    http://www.sephora.com/ama... see post
Will there be a Sephora Favorites Sun Safety Kit for 2015?
i think the sun safety kits were out the first week of May in 2014, so hoping that means that we have less than a month til they are out in 2015. Any word on a release date yet? I love the sun safety kits!!
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BEAUTY PRO jen143xo / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I said and did the same thing LOL see post
Belif line
Can you tell me if the belif line is cruelty free?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sespos,   The belif line does not contain any animal ingredients in their products, however, they are not listed as cruelty free.  see post
Q. Makeup Collection Makeover
Hi Everyone    I am planning to redo my makeup collection and I wanted to ask all of you what items should I look into getting for my skin color and skin type. I have combination skin. So what are the "must haves" lipsticks, blush, eyeshadow,etc shades/colors should I get. They can be from sephora and Mac.   ☺️
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi MissPink929,   It looks like you already received some good answers regarding this here> http://seph.me/1c8gGPw   Let me know if you have any additional quest... see post
Q. Tarte Showstopper Palette vs Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette PLEASE HELP
I have been looking forever for a palette that contained a bronzer, highlight, blush and eye shadows and when I finally found these two palettes I am having the toughest time deciding between the two. I love the idea that they are all in one packages, and I love both sets of colors for the eye shadows, but I am just wondering what would work better for my look. I have olive/tan skin, with brown eyes and dark brown hair. I am somewhat new to makeup, so I am still not sure what would look best on me with my skin/hair/eyes! Please help!
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I third rainforest after dark. It's a great palette. see post
Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation Bottle
Is there a way to see how much foundation you have left in the Kat Von D Tattoo Lock it Foundation bottle?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Thanks for including a picture, lylysa! This is one of the reasons I like the packaging for this product. It's very easy to see how much you have left! see post
I am buying the Koh Gen Do, I got the cream, wash, serum, night mask, do I need the lotion too?
i am buying the Gen Doh Go line for dry skin and am getting wash, creme, serum, mask. Do I need the lotion too?
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BEAUTY BUFF shirleylin88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I purchased this set and really liked being able to try out all the products :)  see post
What is Sephora's blackest black eyeliner?
The current darkest eyeliner I'm using is bobby brown's black gel liner. Is there an eyeliner that is darker than this?
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HALL OF FAMER Gwenhwyfar / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have the same problem with all of their shades, unfortunately (and I have at least six different colors)! But Perversion is more irritating than the others. see post
Astara Skincare
Have any of you tried Astara Skincare products?  They have stellar reviews, and from what I've been reading, they contain healthy ingredients that are good for our skin.  I'm thinking of ordering the Blue Flame Purification Mask (it's supposed to be really good for oily and acne-prone skin).  Any feedback would be most appreciated!
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BEAUTY WHIZ Daskala78 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I agree! :) see post
Makeup makeover
Hi Everyone I am planning to redo my makeup collection and I wanted to ask all of you what items should I look into getting for my skin color and skin type. I have combination skin. So what are the "must haves" lipsticks, blush, eyeshadow,etc shades/colors should I get. They can be from sephora and Mac. ☺️
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I definitely agree with you, mrsbaine! The Kat Von D blushes are incredible!   see post
My Anastasia dipbrow pomade dried out. What should I do?
So my dipbrow dried up. I doesn't look like the ones at the store. I don't know what to do? Can I exchange it or what?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi NicooleL,   I'm sorry to hear that your dipbrow pomade has dried out! I have also had the same problem in the past but I've found that just by mixing up a bit, it... see post
Derma E and Juice Beauty
The following two brands (Derma E and Juice Beauty) haven't been addressed here--at least I think they haven't--so I was wondering if anyone reading this has tried them.  What are your thoughts?  Both of these brands have very high reviews, but before I commit, I'd be curious in knowing what your experience has been in using either one of them.  My reason for inquiring about these two specifically is because they're both organic, paraben-free, phthalate-free, GMO-free, sodium-lauryl sulfate-free, petroleum-free, mineral-oil free, gluten-free, dye-free, 100% vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and enriched with healthy vitamins, botanicals, and antioxidants.  I would appreciate any feedback you wish to offer!
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have been using the Derma E overnight peel for a couple of years. A nice, fruit acid based AHA product. Love it, will continue to use it. see post
good microdermasion product for sensitive skin....I don't have acne Thanks. KM
   
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BEAUTY MAVEN desertdancer / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I want to treat/prevent fine lines.  I like Philosophy Help Me. It is mild but gently peels. The amount of skin that comes off is about right without any redness or sore... see post
Exfoliator for oily and acne-prone skin
Hello beauties,   I'm now in my late 30s, and I recently read the importance of exfoliating our face (for various reasons).  In the past, whenever I would exfoliate, my face would end up breaking out.  I have oily skin, and unfortunately, it's also acne-prone.  One of my friends uses Kate Somerville exfoliator (the one formulated for acne-prone skin), and she recommended this for me as well.  Does anyone reading this message happen to use this product?  If so, would you recommend it?  If not, I would appreciate recommendations.  After reading reviews, I tend to become overwhelmed with so many choices.  Thank you in advance!   With all best wishes, Daskala  
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IT GIRL Boadicea / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Goldfaden Doctor's Scrub. But I see it is not listed on Paula's Choice.  see post
IN NEED OF A GOOD FOUNDATION/BB CREAM, ETC FOR HUMID WEATHER!
I've been searching for a good bb cream, tinted moisturizer, or any base makeup that I can take to India! I'm going to India during the summer and I know the weather there is extremely humid!! I need something that can last in the summer heat, and something that's very quick and easy to apply (preferably using fingers)! Please let me know thank youuuu
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi kaatiej,   I'd suggest tarte's Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen - this is a BB that works well for people with oily skin and i... see post
what foundation?
I have really dry skin from eczema but an oily nose, I don;t know what foundation to use, I feel like the ones I try always make my skin look really bad. I also don't want to spend way too much money, what should I do?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi gigi629,   As the others have noted, it's best to treat this as a skincare issue and treat it as such - then your makeup will look better and reflect the positive... see post
Sun Safety Kit
Where is the 2015 Sun Safety Kit? I've been checking, waiting and when I asked at my local JCP Sephora, they said they had a few kits before Mother's Day that sold out immediately. I spend a lot of money at Sephora and as a Beauty Insider expected to have 1st access to the kit. Otherwise, there is little point to the program except for your marketing people to track customer purchases for whatever purpose they may obtain from this.
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BEAUTY MAVEN TriesToBoClassy / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
it's purchase-able now. see post
Tria Hair Removal
So I own an original Silk'n device and I had enjoyed the initial results I saw.  I had done professional laser hair removal before and the didn't see much result.  With the Silk'n device, I did see some areas of improvement on my arms and bikini line.  I haven't used it in a few years mostly because I have been lazy about ordering the replacement cartridges that are needed to use the machine.  I was looking to replace my older device and was wondering if the Tria requires any cartridges to be replaced, or what is the usual life span of the device.   I feel like the price is a bit steep, but am willing to spend the money if it will save me in the long run.  I believe my machine cost me about $300 but each replacement costs about another $30-50 each and they don't last as long.  Any help with this?
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BEAUTY BUFF haleyhamill / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Ycornejo,   Have you since bought the Tria? And could you possibly compare the two devices given what you know and what you've experienced (the Silk'N and the Tria)? I... see post
Foundation
I'm looking for a long wearing foundation for my 49 year old combination skin. I've been wearing EL double wear light (intensity 1 is a perfect match). However it often looks Cakey. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks
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BEAUTY BOSS karma3p80 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I absolutely agree with Daskala, Almay Truly Lasting Color is a great foundation for combo skin. It lasts a long time and does not get cakey. I also tried the Estee Laud... see post
Hi. Have oily skin. I need a TRUE WATERPROOF, 24 hour eyeliner to last thru my son's graduation.
see above. Need help on the longesssssttttt lasting eyeliner. I have extremely oily skin, even with primer. Everything just rubs off on my upper eyelids. I live in Florida. Going to my son's graduation and need something to stay forever. Willing to spend a fortune. Prefer navy. thank you. Have tried UD, Sephora, Marc Jacobs, Mally, Nars
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BEAUTY BOSS studz / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Sorry for the late reply! I have trouble with eyeliner coming off near the inner corners of my lid when lining my upper lid :/ It's a pain in the behind. I've found that... see post
Estee Lauder Double Wear VS. Make Up Forever HD Foundation
My skin is more on the dry side. I like full coverage foundation. I really am stuck between these two! PLEASE HELP
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I really adore this formula and wear it all the time, it's incredibly durable and long-wearing (I've sported it during an outdoor motorcross rally event for 8+ hours in ... see post