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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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MarciaBrady
HALL OF FAMER MarciaBrady / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have many of the same problems, and have had good luck with the Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer. I apply a bit of eye moisturizer before and let that sink in for... 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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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
@shawtygirl, I just read a previous post by you where you say that you wear Tan in Becca's Ultimate Coverage Creme. If that shade is a good match for you then the shade... 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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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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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't know much about Douglas,  but  Tom Ford brushes are great, their brow pencil is awesome too Burberry Single eye shadows are awesome, their "Fresh glow" shimme... 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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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you seen a dermatologist of late? I've used a lot of OTC and rx, and the latest rx has helped tons..it's not the typical acne ingredients - Aczone (dapson) topical ... 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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veritabelle
BEAUTY GURU veritabelle / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hi there!  I sent you a private message for a good suggestion.  Let me know if you need anything else!     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
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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DTalksAll
HALL OF FAMER DTalksAll / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Did you maybe use last years code in January or Feb? 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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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
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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
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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Vaashtii
BEAUTY BUFF Vaashtii / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Cool! Thanks!  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
fatimamummy
VEGAN RETINOL products Help
After hearing many success stories, I want to include some retinol products in my skin care routine. I researched a little and came to know that Retinol can be obtained from both animal and plant sources.Is there any way to know which brands use plant based/ vegan retinol in their products. Thankyou
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fatimamummy
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sounds great. Thank you sace021 for giving me a starting point for my search. I'll definitely look into DDG products. see post
jrenees
help me decide which serum to purchase
I am 34 years old and want to invest in an awesome serum that will help with anti-aging, wrinkle combatting and healthier skin.  Over the Iast few years I have developed lines on my forehead, around my eyes and mouth.  After lots of searching, I think I have narrowed it down to two choices  - Estee Lauder Perfectionist CP+R Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum and Shiseido Bio Performance Super Corrective Serum.  Can you help me make a final decision or recommend something better than these two options.   Thanks!
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Dalaynna
Dalaynna / NEWCOMER / replied
Try Jack Black Protein Booster Serum.  It has peptides, antioxidants and Omega fatty acids.  I use this at night and during the day mix 1 pump Jack Black with 7 drops of... see post
itsemmaelise
Multipurpose Makeup
Question for a Sephora specialist:   I'm looking for a cream-to-powder multipurpose makeup stick, in a pinkish bronze shade. What would you recommend?   Thank you! ♥Emma
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itsemmaelise
itsemmaelise / NEWCOMER / replied
Laura,   Which shade is closest to a pinkish bronze? It's so hard to tell from the pictures. I know Malibu says "pinkish brown," but its looks a tad too brown. And ... see post
BluaDonna
Under eye product to treat bags, but not puffiness or dark cirlces
Hi everyone!   I am 30 years old and just now taking the time to really pay attention to my skin. So I'm learning it all from the beginning.   On a regular routine I wash my face with Fresh, and use a FAB moisturizer after. I also use a Supermud mask a couple times a week. This is all doing wonders for my skin...   ...but, my eyes still show my age. :-/   I don't have puffiness, or dark circles. I think my issue is called "under eye bags". It's just a deep circular crease from the corner of my eye that swoops away from my nose and back up toward the outer corner of my eye.   I've always worn glasses, which kind of hid this issue, but I just got contacts! I should feel like I look great without glasses, but I just want to hide behind them again so no one will see these lines.   Can anyone recommend a product, or type of product I can use for this? I am sort of overwhelmed by all the products on the Sephora search page, and I don't know if I need something to "tighten" or "cool" or "moisturize" or what.   Thanks for all your suggestions!
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Donna, If the bags you see are slightly puffy, a rollerball applicator will help to massage any fluid build-up away. Try CLINIQUE All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Ey... see post
sephoraadmin2
Live Hair Q&A with Drybar!
  This chat is closed. It will open at 12 pm on December 5th.   Ask Drybar founder Alli Webb a styling question exclusively on Beauty Talk! Visit this thread on December 5 from 12–1pm PST to get hair advice from the blow dry master and entrepreneur herself. Ask her anything, from which Drybar product is right for you to how to get Texas-sized hair for the holidays.   Be sure click "Follow this thread" on the right side of this post to be notified via email when one of your questions is answered.
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itsemmaelise
Cream-Based Body Wash
How do I know if a body wash is cream-based? For example, are the Dove Nutrium-Moisture washes considered cream-based? If not, what cream-based body wash do you recommend?   Thanks! ♥Emma
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Emma!   It does not look like we have any specific cream-based shower gels. That being said, one of my favorite body washes is Soap & Glory's Clean On Me Creamy B... see post
apelilae
Allergic to coconut products -are there any foundations I can use?
I've developed a serious allergy to coconut and coconut-based products.  Besides the mineral foundations, I'm struggling to find a single liquid foundation that doesn't have some sort of coconut product in it.  Any advice?  
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Great question, bratknits! Once we know the specific ingredients you need to avoid, we can recommend foundations that do not contain any ingredients that irritate your s... see post
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
redsoxshorty58
Boscia Expiration Dates
How long after the expiration dates can you use the product?  My oil free daily hydration has an expiration date of December 2014, and I still have a lot of product left, which is surprising because I use it every day.
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redsoxshorty58
BEAUTY BUFF redsoxshorty58 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks, that helps a ton.  I didn't know about putting it in the refrigerator.  I do have another Daily Hydration in my back stock! see post