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Primer for Reddish/Pink Skin
Hi, I need help picking out a primer. I have very fair skin and it is often very pinkish/red. I put on my foundation but most of the time it's very hard to cover up the redness no matter how many layers I add. I also have some acne marks on my skin. Not really scars, just some spots that won't go away. Can anyone suggest a good primer to help me?
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Eye Cream Recommendations
I have used hydrocortisone cream for years on my eyes to treat eczema, since I was a little kid. Now that Im getting older I have realized the side effects of hydrocortisone used for a prolonged time and want to prevent thinning and repair my skin.  I am basically looking for a hydrating eye cream that will assist with this if it even exists lol, not sure if thats asking too much but I have no idea where do even begin there are so many eye creams! Thanks 
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BEAUTY GURU krunce / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hey Sydney, it looks like you posted the same question twice in different forums. For everyone else following this thread who has teh same problem, myself and a MOD reco... see post
auto-bronzer sun-less tanner
What would be the best sun-less tanner to use? I have a wedding and have some tan lines to hide.   Thanks
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BEAUTY GURU krunce / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I'm not a pro at sun-less tanner but my instinct is that it's probably not a good idea to use it to hide tan lines. It's unlikely that your skin's natural tan colour, an... see post
Eye cream search
I'm in search of a good eye cream to reduce puffiness and circles , any recommendations ?
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purple eyeshadow palette
I've been looking for an eyeshadow palette that contains mostly purple hues (neutral ones and maybe a couple brighter)- I can't seem to find one. Does anyone know of a palette that would match my description?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AnneAmelia,   I recommend trying out either the Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con No 7 Plush Shadow Palette or the Sephora Collection Colorful 5 Eyeshadow Palette! They b... see post
Help choosing Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade color
Hi guys! I need help choosing my Dipbrow Pomade color. I am very pale with dark brown hair and with cool undertones in both skin and hair. I'm leaning towards buying Ebony but I don't know if it will look to harsh on me. Thanks in advance for everything
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HALL OF FAMER lachaton / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @ItalianFlower,   I'm going to echo the advice from @SydBristow because it is excellent. There are so many factors to consider, and much of it comes down to perso... see post
Help! I have oily skin. Stop the shine!
Help! I have such oily skin. By 12pm my face looks so greasy. Any suggestions on primers or creams to put on? I do not want a lot of caked on makeup for my everyday look
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Cardinale,   Not sure what foundation or creams you currently use but I think you might like the Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector™ or the Laura Mercier... see post
Q. Help! I have oily skin. Stop the shine!
Help! I have such oily skin. By 12pm my face looks so greasy. Any suggestions on primers or creams to put on? I do not want a lot of caked on makeup for my everyday look
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NicoleAndress / NEWCOMER / answered
A. I've started using Sunday Riley Martian Gel Toner and it mattifies my skin SO well. It's a little pricier, but it keeps my skin clear and matte for hours. I also use bar... see post
what are the best hypoallergenic brands?
MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi megg87,    To view the hypoallergenic brands sold at Sephora, please visit the site here > http://seph.me/2bMsHOl.    You might like the brand tarte for makeu... see post
Need photoshop look
Hi, I have enlarged pores due to acne prone skin which is combination; I need something to cover it up under my makeup to have that flawless photoshop face
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HALL OF FAMER alexasteph / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Most liquid foundations will benefit from a thin layer of powder. All this does is set it, keeps it in place, tones down oil during the day, etc. Some foundations start ... see post
Highlighter Sample
Can I get an in-store sample of a highlighter? I'm a newbie to the world of highlighting so I'd like to try one before I buy one. I know the samples have to be in liquid form or at least loose powder. Are there any good highlighters that you recommend and are also available for me to take home as a sample? 
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BEAUTY BOSS maddieb25 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
There are a few brands at Sephora that make liquid highlighters that would make great samples! Some of my favorites are Nars Illuminators and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfe... see post
I am 50 years old and need some help with products. I use eye and face moisturizer daily, have combination skin - oily in the t zone, and
I am oily in the t zone and have tried foundation before but quit wearing it because it always felt too heavy and would wear off during the day.   I want some type of coverage that makes my face look smoother but helps with fine lines and wrinkles and isn't too heavy.   I've been reading about bb creams and tinted moisturizers and was wondering if that is the way to go.   There are so many products out there and i don't even know where to start. Basically i want some coverage, not too heavy that will stay on throughout the day.   Any advice?
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All about Luxury skincare! Come in and chat about your skincare, treatments, tools and products
Hello beauty talk members, I see so many color threads here. I love to chat about luxury skincare products and procedures. I am addicted to trying new things and am always on the lookout for something new in skincare.    Have a favorite luxury brand or product?  Have a fav skin tool or treatment? Please share. Curious about botox? Spa treatments and peels? let's share our experiences here .   We can also post good GWP's, and specials.
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HALL OF FAMER luvgloss13 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@dioradict, that's great!    I need to do mine soon. :) see post
NY/NJ Store with Great Fragrance Inventory?
Hello, I was just wondering which Sephora store in the NY/NJ area has a a larger/the largest amount of fragrances in store. I have wanted to sample many of these fragrances in person but they are not available at many stores (especially the JcP ones). Thanks! 
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HALL OF FAMER lyravega / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The large one at the Times Square in NYC has a great selection of fragrances. see post
Will buying a lighter shade of concealer stop it from turning orange?
I bought the Nars concealer in ginger and it was my first concealer and I liked it I guess, I don't think I really understood if I liked it or not at the time. So a year later I bought it again and then after looking at myself in the light one day it had dried orange and it happened every time I wore it. So i bought a new concealer (urban decay one) and it was fine. But what I was wondering if buying the nars concealer a shade lighter would solve it? Or should I just give up on it and buy a different concealer? I really want to like this concealer because so many of my friends swear by it.
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Minty27 / NEWCOMER / replied
Okay, I'll give it a try. Thank you so much! see post
Make Up For Ever Foundation
Hi! I have been using Make Up For Ever Pro Finish in 118 (Neutral Beige). What color would be my best match in MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation? Thanks for your help.
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Stormalong / NEWCOMER / replied
Dear Mali BT,    Thank you so much. The color looks right. This is really helpful.   Thanks again, Stormalong     see post
Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation shades
Hello! I've been using the naked skin foundation in the shade 2.0 and although it is the perfect colour (meaning that I don't need a lighter or a darker one), I'm not quite sure about the undertone. I wanted to give either 1.5 or 2.5 a try but I don't know which one corresponds to 2.0! Thanks! 
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HALL OF FAMER alexasteph / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The way UD numbers their shades are based on undertone, .0 is going to lean warm, .5 will lean cooler, and .25 is more neutral. So, if you're wearing 2.0, that's a warme... see post
Is it okay to use a skincare product past expiration date?
I was just wondering if it would be safe to use my tarte maracuja facial oil even though I got it over a year or 2 ago, i still have a lot left of the jumbo bottle and don't want to waste it :/
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HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The other place where expiration dates actually matter: certain active ingredients, which can degrade into uselessness over time. Anything with SPF or Vitamin C can "go ... see post
I am interested in fillers & great dark circle eye serums or creams
I was extremely fortunate to be born with a rare genetic anomaly which keeps me looking younger after menopause. I at 69 look 45. In the hospital for a month I was surrounded w dermatologists taking blood samples. Two of my aunts were similarly gifted -  one lived to be 99 the other 107 & my father to 99 - none had the normal signs of aging. I don't want to hide my age - actually I am proud of it and my accomplishments.  What is your advice for make-up. I use a very little bit of parure by Guerlain & am ordering their lighter make-up for day. I use a 30 sunblock & have been w Dr. Perricone for years. His neck cream & my genes has kept my neck firm. I also use Perricone night recovery & face lift as well as other products (not piled on top of each other). Believe it or not I at times switch to the Olay regenerist line where I do see results, especially filling. But I  will not say good-bye to restyln(sp?) as it can give me a lower eye fill where my skin is thin & and fill out the lower face.  I am fair & have always stayed out of the sun but ride horses & then use 50 sunblock ever hour & half. Diet is not as good but I am a vegetarian who prefers to eat solids with soy, cheese, and nut protein. i also do curry, Vegetarian Chile. Occasionaly I get a craving & have a premium steak - I'm guilty but can't help it. It usually doesn't agree w me so I don't have it often..    Anyway I am normal, not dry or oily. Any make up recs would be appreciated.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Boteca,   Wow, that's amazing! :) Since it seems like you enjoy Perricone MD's skincare products, have you thought about maybe trying products from their makeup l... see post
I am dark skin and looking for a colour corrector but I am not sure what shade to pick....
I have some dark areas around my lips and sides of my face and I am looking for a colour corrector shade for dark skin person. 
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sugars888,   I agree with studz! The MUFE 5 Camouflage Cream Palette Color Correct & Concealer in No. 4 is a great recommendation. Another concealer palette I'd s... see post
foundation issues
i recently bought the urban decay naked foundation and when i have it on and take a picture with flash my face looks completely white. do i need to change my foundation?
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BEAUTY MAVEN tintintina / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hi @Ray1121! Great question. Flash is definitely an issue. It can often be too harsh and wash out colors. If possible, try to use natural light or a flash diffuser for ... see post
best brush for liquid foundation without streaks?
I'm looking for the best brush to apply liquid foundation without it being streaky.  I have tried both a traditional flat foundation brush, and a shorter bristles rounded brush from Sephora and both leave the finish looking streaky.  I use a few different foundations, but the MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Coverage is my go-to.
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HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second the UD brush!  It's always worked well for me with pretty much all foundations.  see post
My skin feels sticky after moisturizer
I've looked around at previous topics but I'm not finding any great answers, so I'm hoping all of you great folks might have some suggestions.   Lately when I put on moisturizer my skin just feels really sticky.  It actually starts feeling that way after applying serum.  I don't know if it's due to weather changes or if I'm missing something from my routine, but it's not fun.  A finishing powder does help, but I don't know if that's my only solution.   For background, I'm 49 1/2, my skin is fair.  It can often be dry, and certainly a bit tight after washing, but does get oilier in the T-zone, especially now.  I have been told that I have very good skin (especially if someone is doing my makeup).  I have a bit of hyperpigmentation (mostly on the neck now, the face is definitely better and I think the Vital Light has helped that) that drives me nuts.  Other than forehead furrows wrinkles and fine lines are not too big a problem, though I'm sure that they are on their way.   Right now in the morning I wash with Philosophy's Microdelivery exfoliating wash, use Clarins' Vital Light Serum, and I've been trying various moisturizers.  I have Philosophy's Hope in a Jar and Lancome's Bienfait Lotion SPF 30.  (And I was just trying a Bare Minerals sample over the holiday weekend.)  Or sometimes I just apply my Dr Jart BB cream.   In the evening I wash with Philosophy Purity Made Simple, apply Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough serum, then night cream.  (Hope in a Jar Night right now, although I was using an Algenist sample over the weekend and used that before the Hope in a Jar before it ran out.)   Once a week I also use Philosophy's triple acid peel between washing and applying the serum, giving each some time to soak in (and not washing that peel off).  I used it last night and every thing just felt sticky, sticky, sticky.  (I do find the When Hope Is Not Enough often feels sticky, which is part of why I use it at night.  I am never sticky in the morning.)   So, am I using too much?  Not the right thing?  Missing something that would help things absorb better?   I seem to have accumulated a number of samples so I could certainly try out other things for a while.  A couple of years ago I had a great set of Guerlain Super Aqua samples and my skin never felt so smooth and so soft, but that is quite an expensive investment!   Any thoughts/suggestions are greatfully appreciated!
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC m0ri / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
I've got the same problem with Lancome and Clinique moisturizers, but Josie Maran works perfectly on my skin!   see post
I am looking for a type of body wash or exfoliator that won't be to harsh on my sensitive yet sometimes dry skin. Any recommendations?
HALL OF FAMER tessie84 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would second anything from Cerave and not just stuff for babies since most of their line is formulated for sensitive skin. They have a body cream that I use in the win... see post
Hourglass Vanish a Foundation Stick
I've been wanting to try the new Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick, but am unsure as to which shade I should purchase. For reference, I'm currently using NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Macao.
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi noellekp,   I'd recommend trying out the shade Golden Almond! It may be a tad bit light, but your skin tone will match it pretty well. If you want to warm it up, ... see post
what is the best shampoo/conditioner for frizzy naturally curly hair
BEAUTY MAVEN rae1993 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I love Devacurl as well! I'll just give you a couple for tidbits of advice:   Make sure that whichever shampoo you use is sulfate-free!   If you turban your hair, us... see post
Foundation Dillema
So I am having a hard time finding a right foundation. I don't like super heavy coverage. My problem is no matter what I use, after I exfoliate, moisturize and use a primer, my foundation "melts" by my nose, between my eyes and around my eyebrows and looks blotchy and gross. I use a good face powder (I don't think my setting is the issue anyway). Can someone recommend something or what the heck is going on I hate it :'( I look so bad after a few hours and have to wipe it all off.
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BEAUTY MAVEN rae1993 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
If your skin is really dry, there is a possibility you are over exfoliating, you should only be doing it 2-3 times a week. Try a nice moisturizer as well! I use Clinique... see post
perfume with good sillage and longevity
Need to buy a women's perfume with strong sillage and longevity, please help. Also which Miss Dior's perfume has good sillage and longevity ?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Perfumeloveie, it can vary by skin chemistry. To get the longest last, make sure you're using a parfum or eau de parfum as they have a higher concentration of the oil... see post
Lip color similar to Kylie Jenner's Ginger lip kit
I'm looking for a (preferably matte) lip stick/ lip product with color as close to Kylie Jenner's Ginger Lip Kit as possible. Any recommendations?? Thank you!
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SIGHTSEER iLikebeauty / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Thank you @gymgirl2 and @keelybt !!! Great help :)    see post
Eyes
hello! 21 year old male, work outside everyday in construction so I use Jack Black skincare line from Sephora to prevent aging. I have great skin and no under eye wrinkles or circles, but I want to start using an eye cream to simply prevent aging, any reccomendations? Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN LorCaProfe / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Down the road I would also recommend looking into products that contain glycolic and lactic acid (Alpha Hydroxy acids), as they are known to reverse sun damage. You can ... see post