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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 njattana / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm not a mom but I do work the occasional 90 hour week leaving me too exhausted to bother on some days so my bare minimum routine is as follows:   Sunscreen - if I'm ... see post
Foundation Color
I am the color Cream Chamois in the CLINIQUE Superbalanced Makeup foundation. I was wondering what foundation color would match my skin for the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation  
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Doris17,   Unfortunately, it does not appear that there is an exact or a close match in the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation based on the foundation y... see post
Estée Lauder double wear
I wear Bobbi brown foundation stick in golden natural4.75 what would be the comparable shade match for Estée Lauder double wear?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @may76,   I recommend the shade,  Honey Bronze 4W1 , as your closest match! :)   Always, Danee see post
Dried out Dipbrow?
I've had my dipbrow for maybe 2 months now and it's starting to dry out. Is there any way I can fix it or do I need to get a new one?
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For cream products, like cream shadows plus my dipbrow, I store the pots upside down. I heard somewhere that it makes them last a lot longer, not sure if it's true but h... see post
What BB/CC cream shade would compare to Lancome's Matte Neutralle II?
I'm hoping to use Dior's Nude BB Cream in tandem with the Lancome Dual Finish for my daily moisturizing/foundation routine. The only foundation that I've found that has ever truly matched my skin tone is Matte Neutralle II by Lancome in their Dual Finish product. I'm fairly pale most of the time, yet have olive to neutral undertones.   I'm hoping to get a good BB/CC cream to wear with the dual finish product in order to help treat and cover my acne. I will also be purchasing a new concealer, however I'd rather have this focused exclusively on covering my dark circles, as I find many concealers just cause my sometimes cystic acne to become dry, flaky, and very red, or oily products cause further breakouts.   It may be important to note that I'm not 100% set on the Dior Nude BB cream, it's just the one that seems to have the best reviews. I would love to be able to visit in store to swatch everything out, however I am an 8 hour drive from the nearest store.   Bonus points if you can recommend a good concealer for me! Preparing to buy a completely new foundation/concealer/moisturizing routine.
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AllysonW,   I recommend trying the Dior Diorskin Nude BB Creme in the shade Fair 002.  :)      http://www.sephora.com/diorskin-nude-bb-creme-P377753?sk... see post
Why should sunscreen be the last part of my make-up routine?
I was just doing some research on different sunscreens and noticed that some people said to use sunscreen daily and have it be the last step-after all of my make-up is put on. I prefer a matte finish to my face and whenever I have tried to put on my sunscreen last, I've never been satisfied with the outcome. I usually put my sunscreen on after my moisturizer but before my foundation and I've never had a problem with it before. Is there a reason why I should put on my sunscreen last? (And if so, what kind of sunscreen can I use to keep my face looking matte instead of shiny?)
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KellW,   I definitely recommend applying your sunscreen after your moisturizer before applying any foundation. If you need to reapply sunscreen after you already ... see post
Concealer
I use Bobbi Brown foundation stick in Golden Natural. Which concealer shade should I use?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @1978TK,   I recommend the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit in Warm Natural! :)   http://www.sephora.com/creamy-concealer-kit-P285605?skuId=1317874   Alwa... see post
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage SC-2 or SC-3
Hi, can you recommend which Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage I should get for my 2Y05 skin, please? Thank you.
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi IngaE,   I recommend trying Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage in the shade SC-3.    http://www.sephora.com/secret-camouflage-P109931?keyword=LAURA%20MERC... see post
AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact
I'd like to order AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact to try it but don't know what color to pick. I'm 54, fading blonde with fairly light skin. What color would you suggest I try?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi HPKim,   The lightest shade that the AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact is the shade 104 Tan Blush. This CC Cream does sort of self adjust to your skinton... 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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HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
thanks!! I think I will probably get it for days I have more time to perfect my brows :) see post
Sephora Super regenerating oil serum
I purchased Sephora Regenerating Oil Serum a couple months ago.  Now I can't remember if it was to use in place of my Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough or for another purpose.  If it was to replace the Philosophy product does it do everything that When Hope is Not Enough does?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi DonnaTut,   The Sephora Collection Regenerating Oil Serum and Philosophy's When Hope Is Not Enough both have very similar purposes. They both help firm the skin. ... 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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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
The Boscia black line has really helped me with my acne. It's effective and it's gentle. I like the Luminizing Black Mask and the Black Hydrating Gel. Either Boscia or P... 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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HALL OF FAMER calcutta / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
http://www.sephora.com/sun-safety-kit-P396622?skuId=1702067&country_switch=ca 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 MAVEN lyannastark / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
If you have areas that foundation alone isn't covering, I'd say get concealer. Honestly, you look really good without, though. 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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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi spaws83,   It can be challenging to find the perfect shade when shopping online as there is no way to test it on your skin to see if it is your exact match. Howev... 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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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Gotta thank the handy world of Google Image search :) see post
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
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
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
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
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