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Another reward giveaway: open to all
A fellow BT-er is sending me a "reward" and wants nothing in return.  So, I decided to pay it forward.  As many of you know, I'm a little too into Korean skin care and indie perfumes.  So I'm going to give something away…full sized and fun.  Maybe more than one…and I'll probably throw in some samples.  To enter…comment on this thread and answer the question: name a brand or product you love that I'll probably not recognize or tell us all one of your beauty rituals (even just washing your face every day). Good luck!  I'll figure out a winner on Sunday and send them a PM.  If I don't get an address by Monday I'll pick another winner…and so on..
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's not one of the Sephora rewards…just a kind gesture (product) from a fellow BT-er. see post
Please help me look better
I am 55 years old. I have some acne scars & pores. I have combination skin. It starts off dry , by end of day very oily. I love the smashbox pore minimizer . I use that and the tarte blush (peach color) but my skin still always looks so dull. I have brown hair, brown eyes, and very fair skin. I do no like to wear alot of makeup but nothing seems to cover my scars. I have used the laura mercer tinted moisturizer in the past which goes on nice but by the end of the day I am very oily. I want to keep using the pore minimizer but need something more...possibly a powder that goes on fine, not cakey , that will look natural and will not be oily. I know I cannot look 30 again but I feel so old and dull looking. Thanks. Debbie
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BEAUTY BUFF Daskala78 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hi Debbie,   I felt as though I was reading something I wrote because I have almost identical skin as yours!  At one time, my acne was so severe that I now have scars ... see post
Question about serum + oil
Hey everyone! Right now at night I am using Boscia Tsubaki cleansing oil gel, followed by Ole Henrikson Invigorating Night Treatment serum, followed by Josie Maran Argan Oil Light, and then Fresh Lotus Preserve super 7 face cream. I have noticed as I press the Josie Maran Argan oil into my face that I can feel what I am assuming is the Ole Invigorating serum kind of ball up a little  bit and roll off my face. My question is if the oil is interfering with the effectiveness of the ole serum? I know the serum has fruit acids so its exfoliating, I just didn't expect it to come off shortly after going on. My other question is even if it is rolling off a bit, is my skin still getting the benefits of the serum? If so then ill just deal with the problem, but if not I'll have to look for a new serum.  I'll be 28 on Friday and my skin is dry and breaks out occasionally, large pores and some fine lines. I'll be forever grateful fr any advice/guidance anyone an offer! Thank you!
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SPECIAL GUEST EmmyLove / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you so much! Those are great suggestions, I'll try using less OH serum. I always thought it went serum-oil-moisturizer but what you said about the oil acting as a ... see post
Bareminerals foundation and blush color
I wear bareminerals original foundation in medium beige.  I have been using "warmth" as my blush, but I would like to try one of baremineral blushes, but I don't know what color to try.  I have medium skin and dark blonde hair.  Thanks for any advice!
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Angie1979 / NEWCOMER / replied
I am open to suggestions from both the loose and pressed blushes.  I'm not really sure what color I'd prefer ... though probably not peach.  I'm looking for a pretty col... see post
Advice on skin type cleanser
I've never really understood what kind of skin I have but I know it's a mess, I guess it's some sort of combination skin. Oily on the nose and between the eyes and quite dry on the cheeks. I have large pores on the nose tip and on the cheeks close to the nose area, on those same areas it is also a bit red but I'm not sure if it's because of the large pores? To top it up, my skin is never flawless, I always have some kind of pimple and red dots, even if small, somewhere on my face. I'm using mia2 with the clarisonic pore reducing cleanser, thinking big pores were my main problem. I'm starting to notice that after I've used the mia2 with that cleanser my skin peels off all over my cheeks, the tonic I use afterwards does remove those pellicles but I was just wondering if that meant that I need to use another cleanser? Or is that supposed to make my skin peel off? I hope this isn't too much of a dumb question, I'm really lost when identifiyng which products would be best for my skin type.  Thanks in advance for any advice! 
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Effe / FRESH FACE / replied
Thank you so so much! :) Your explanations are very insightful and clear, I am really understanding a bit more about the products I need to go for. It makes sense inde... see post
completely lost and confused!!
HI! i have always had a hard time finding the prefect make up for myself. i still have yet to find one. I am planning a trip to vegas and i want to find the best makeup for me. I am very fair skinned and every time a take a picture they come out with me looking like a ghost and very cakey!! i had suffered from acne for about 11 years and even though its better i am still not confident in my skin, it is very red but not so much acne anymore. i do have large pores though. I need help!! what do i do?! thank you in advance!
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BEAUTY PRO Ikon / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
For foundation, depending on your skin type, I would recommend Estee Lauder double wear as they have tons of shades and great coverage. It's a matte foundation and looks... see post
Perfume for an 18 years old
Hello,   I am looking for a perfume for my daughter who is turning 18 this week. I have no idea what to get her yet. she is at the college now. I prefer the simple light kind of smell that are refreshing day to day perfume.   Please let me know if there is any perfume which is best selling for her age in 2015 or in general. what is you best advise to get her?
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BEAUTY GURU MNSnowPrincess / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I love the sets!!! If not my favorite is the Dolce by Dolce and Gabbana. So light, and fresh and perfect for day to day! I am on my second 5oz bottle! I recommend going ... see post
Custom makeover gift card
I got a gift card but just a normal one, not a specific one for 45-min custom makeover. The person bought it for me does not know about the custom makeover gift card. He just thought that as long as he bought me $50 gift card, I can get a custom makeover. Can I still use it for a makeover or I have to buy the custom makeover gift card?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm sure you can apply that gift card amount toward a makeover as the gift card would essentially cover the amount of product needed to be purchased anyways. To be sure,... see post
Products For Dry Mature Skin
I have very dry, flaky, mature skin. What are the best skin care products for me to use? Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Winner!   There's a whole myriad of skin care products that cater to dry, mature skin so to help narrow things down can you share with us whether you're looking to... see post
Advice to cover fine lines on my forehead :(
I'm 35 yrs old, ugh, and of course I'm naturally starting to get a few fine lines especially on my forehead.  I moisturize alot and my foundation and makeup goes on flawlessly BUT, eventually later I start seeing the lines on my forehead alot.  Could it be I need to change primer, moisturize MORE, or try different foundation, or accept I'm getting old (lol)?  Any advice is appreciated!!
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BEAUTY WHIZ mcsxo / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
i haven't tried this personally, but i have heard great things about the NARS line and pore perfector. might be something you could add to your routine to see if it make... see post
how to cut yellowness of foundation
I wear GA luminious silk 7.5 foundation which seems yellow and oily as compare to neck .Can you please suggest something to cut down yellowness and help oiliness as well 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Skin Equalizer primers from MUFE provide a great range for addressing skin concerns and tonal concerns. Smashbox used to carry a purple primer used to balance our ye... see post
Beauty Bible
Sophie Uliano was recently featured on television, where she shared several tips and advice about makeup and nutrition.  She wrote a book entitled: Gorgeous for Good .  Since it's so new, my library didn't have it--but I requested for them to purchase it, and they did!  I'm currently reading it, and all I can say is WOW!  This book is quite simply fabulous!  Topics in Sophie's book include: makeup (application and good vs. bad ingredients), skincare, healthy recipes, and simple exercises for every day.  I personally like her simple, flexible, and real approach to beauty and am truly inspired by all the information she shares with us.  It's not often I come across a book like this, so I just thought I would let you all know about this treasure.  It would be a wonderful addition to your collection of books (a fantastic resource), and it would make an awesome Mother's Day gift.
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Dark spot products?
What are the best product(s) for dark spots (due to post acne) and evening out skin tone/texture?
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BEAUTY SAVANT Tracib1981 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have read alot of good things about the Olek Henrichson truth serum. I had a reaction to it, so i didn't get to trial it the way that i wanted.  That is really the onl... see post
stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Brow Color
Hey Guys!   I love getting this eyebrow pen, but the Medium color seems to out of stock for weeks now. I don't know if the company is changing the design or not. But if it discontinues I'm gonna scream, because this would be the SECOND eyebrow item that will be gone. And I'm not blessed with beautiful brows like some girls are. I've used powders, pomades and pencils.    Does anyone know ANY information on the medium color??   
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BEAUTY MAVEN playingdressup / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I'm so sad it's discontinued! Almost all brow products have too much red tint in them, but not these!  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 MAVEN crslcjmom / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I'm Canadian and have had no issues the past few years ordering the sun safety kit online and in stores. I dunno if I will now though after today's drama. It seems very ... see post
lack of help
I have been trying to combine my sephora vib points to my online account for a few days now. some girl started helping me but never followed through. I am very disappointed with the custumoer service.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried reaching out to the customer service line? http://www.sephora.com/customerService/customerServiceTemplate.jsp?mediaId=9300044   The above link allows y... see post
Foundation matching
I want to get the becca mineral pressed powder foundation.  Trying to figure out a color. By the descriptions of the shades i would say nude. But when i look at the color iq for my foundations it gets messy.  In kat von d i use light 48, in clinique stay matte i use 1 linen, tarte bb cream light, laura merier fluide vanille. Any help would be appreciated. 
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, sinfully!  Looking and relooking at the Color IQ numbers, KVD, Clinique, and Tarte are all in the 1R/Y and 05/06 area, while the LM is 3Y03.  I would consider lookin... see post
Why do I get a burning feeling after using a moisturizer?
I am not a sensitive skin person and never have this problem before. Lately I have been getting a burning feeling after using all kind of moisturizers (FAB, origins, etc.). I mean FAB is supposed to sooth my skin. Can someone tell me why?
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BEAUTY BUFF AngelZ / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Sounds like your face is uber dry or chapped. You could coat your face in a very thin coat of Vaseline at night and give moisturizers a try again. :) see post
How to cover up grey hairs in eye brow
I have grey hairs on my eyebrows. Have tried a lot of products, and none of them cover the grey. Do you have a product that can be applied before, I apply my Anastasia brow powder duo, which I bought from Sephora. I love the product, easy to apply, however on the grey hairs nothing will stick. 
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BEAUTY BUFF AngelZ / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I saw a youtube video once where she used a concealer on her eyebrows and then added a brow pomade. I think it was by NYX but don't hold me to it. LOL see post
While wearing the matte lipstick my lips have that cracked look, how do I fix that
BEAUTY BUFF AngelZ / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I am a matte lipstick fiend! I pretty much follow the same as the others. I make a scrub of coconut oil and coconut sugar, use that and then moisturize my lips. The only... see post
Besame Lipsticks
Does anyone know if Besame is going to start selling their lipsticks at sephora? I heard somewhere that they would start selling them in April but I don't know if that's true and if it is are they going to selling all the shades they carry on their website?
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IT GIRL ldiet / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
just saw a few colours on the website today,  http://www.sephora.com/classic-color-lipsicks-P395669?skuId=1702661&country_switch=ca only the red shades, I really want ... see post
Serum
Hey guys! I am looking for a hydrating serum. I have combination skin but since I live in Canada, it tends to be a little more on the dry side. I have tried the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum and I liked it but I was told that one is more for brightening. I have also tried the Fresh Rose Hydrating Face Serum and do not feel as though it is actually hydrating. Any recommendations help!  
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, vAnEsSaXO!   Though the Ole Truth Serum does contain sodium hyaluronate which binds moisture to the skin from the atmosphere for continuous hydration without feeli... see post
Can Sephora employees apply false lashes to clients?
BEAUTY SAVANT Tracib1981 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
oh yes! You buy the lashes and they will be able to apply thme!! :) see post
Good mascara without a plastic applicator, similar to Better Than Sex??(:
BEAUTY PRO queenofcouture / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Benefit's bad gal lash mascara is pretty similar.   From the drugstore, the Almay get up and grow mascara wand is very similar as well! :) see post
Belif Vs. Origins - Combination Oily Skin
So I'm stuck in a rut trying to figure out if I should continue with my current Origins regimen or try something new, such as Belif. I have combination oily skin. I'm currently using from Origins the Checks & Balances face wash, Zero Oil Toner, Gin-zing Moisturizer, and Original Skin serum. My face just doesn't feel the greatest after I'm done my routine aka my acne is still evident and my nose is still shiny.   Should I switch to Belif, if so what should I use? Or should I keep using Origins and maybe switch a few products?   Please help! <3  
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HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I recently got to try Belief products but I've been hearing a lot of hype and advertisements for a while because its been pretty popular in Korea, but its not a "wow its... see post
Sunday Riley products for older skin?
What 2 or 3 Sunday Riley products do you recommend for someone wanting to start a regimen for older skin? I'm especially interested in the oils and a moisturizer.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@Lgbanderson,   I'm so glad! Please let us know what you think! :)   Always, Danee see post
Contour kit for Indian skin
Hiya   Ive been looking for a contour kit and am stuck between Kat Von D Shade+Light or ABH countour kit. Im NC30-35 in MAC and I use Urban Decay Naked Skin in 4.5 as my foundation. I also use Gingerly in Nars' line of radiant creamy concealers. I have an olive/medium complexion with a yellowish undertone.   It's easy for me to find a contour shade for my cheeks and temples but Im hoping to invest in the kit that is best for contouring my nose. Any advice? Thanks!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @BrownBeast,   I recommend the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Medium to Tan for you! You can use the contour kit in Light to Medium but you might find tha... see post
Foundation Flashback Question
I'm attending an event next weekend and I'm trying to figure out what foundation to wear. I find that Clinique Even Better lasts the best for me when I have to be outside in the heat, but I'm scared that it'll cause flashback in photos because it has the low SPF. Has anyone had experience with this foundation causing that? Also, does anyone have suggestions for a setting powder? My skin has began to get oily around my T-zone and I don't think my MSF Natural will hold up in the heat. Thanks!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @sam1227,   I recommend the Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum SPF 20. I used this foundation on a friend of mine a few weeks ago for her engagement photos and her skin... see post
Eyebrow Product Problem!!!!
I have been using the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade for a while now...but in the hot spring/summer weather I feel like it is too thick. I am looking for a brow product that is lightweight and easy to apply but will fill in my brows and keep them in place.   I am very fair and have blonde hair so I'm looking for something on the lighter side as well!   Any suggestions?
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi queenjC,   If you still like the look of the pomade, you can try to first apply a clear brow gel first! I use the pomade myself and I find that applying a gel fir... see post
Tarte Foundation 12 hour full coverage foundation?
I'm an NC20 in mac, what color would I be in the Tarte Amazion Clay 12 hour full coverage foundation?
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Natalie15,   Based on the current shade that you wear, you have light skin with yellow undertones. I recommend the shade Light Sand - light skin with yell... see post