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Spring/ Summer Found in the Wild 2016 Thread
Just noticed that all of the spring stuff is showing up (early as always) but the thread is still specific to Winter (which it is...but tell the brands).  So what have you found, dear BTers, that is new on Sephora...
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@JazaChai Thanks!  I have found them and am now further tempted!!! Kohls are a personal weakness and these are waterproof! see post
Increase Eyebrow Growth
One of my eyebrows is much less full than the other, and I was wondering which products/at-home remedies have proven successful for others to increase eyebrow hair growth?   I've heard a ton about castor and coconut oil, and am curious as to any other suggestions..?    
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SPECIAL GUEST RGee31785 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks so much everyone - what a fantastic community!   Looking forward to trying out the suggested products =) see post
Kat Von D Lock it concealer
I am in the foundation color medium 62 of Kat Von D, what Kat Von D concealer should I use?
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @lexichristi!  KVD 62 has a Color IQ of 3Y10.  You have several options:   - Deep 34 - 1R10 - The pink undertone will neutralize discolorations; the depth of colo... see post
Foundation for Vacation?
I will be going to Thailand soon, and the weather there is HOT. Better yet, I'm going during the humid rainy season! I would rather not have something that has a full, heavy coverage in that heat! My acne has gotten better so I'm not as concerned with getting full coverage as I used to be, but I'm still not sure which bb/cc cream or even tinted moisturizer is good enough to last in the heat!   I've tried benefit's bb cream but the somewhat powdery finish made my dry spots look splotched an uneven, as any powder foundation does.    I have fair, sensitive skin that is dry combination.  Thanks for any suggestions!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
  Hi, @puppetpop!  I suggest getting a sample of the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint.  It's only been out a couple of months, so I don't know how it handles in heat and hu... see post
Natural Makeup
How do I pull off the I'm wearing make up but I am not look?  I have brown hair, hazel eyes and fair skin.  Thank you
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Turning 30, Skin Regime a Mess. Exfoliate and Peel or Exfoliate or Peel?
Just turned 30 and I know you should use a peel pad daily, and I've been told to use an exfoliator, should I alternate them? Or use the peel pad everyday and the exfoliator twice a week? I have flaky skin everyday, It's pretty smooth on most of my face but it's dry, flaky and acne/blackhead prone on my nose and chin. I'm also hoping to save some money because my regime is expensive and I think too complicated.  Cleanse with Skyn Iceland Glacial Facewash Tone with Skyn Iceland Arctic Face Mist Peel with Skyn Iceland peel pads (sometimes daily, sometimes every couple of days) Treat with Ren Overnight Facial (usually on days I'm not using the peel pads as this helps replenish moisture) Serum with Murad (can't remember what it's called but it's supposed to help with hormonal breakouts) Moisturize with Ren Global Day Cream Indie Lee Blemish Treatment (it's the same as the Kate Somerville Eradikate).  Things I don't want to change: my moisturizer (it's heavy but it's the only one that reduces the sensitivity of my skin and actually provides enough moisture, everything else I've tried from oil-free, to light moisturizers, to other heavy moisturizers and oils have not worked. My blemish treatment , which is a spot treatment I use at night and clears up my acne without drying up the rest of my face, and it works when nothing else has. My cleanser, it's a good buy, effective but not to drying, natural and is helping to balance my skin.    Things I like but don't need or would like a cheaper alternative: the serum , I want something with Retinol that won't break the bank where a little goes a long way. The Ren Overnight resurfacing treatment , I love this but it's expensive and probably I don't need it, but it's nice to use once in a while when my skin is crazy dry.    Things I need some tips on: the peel pads , these are a must-have but I don't know if I should switch to just an exfoliator when I haven't found them to be effective and I would like a cheaper alternative. Also, I would like good advice on a nice exfoliator with lactic/glycolic/aha acid or an enzyme exfoliator.  I would like to simplify my routine if possible but have been struggling to find a way to do it, save some money but keep up with my skin feeling amazing (for the most part). 
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CAUDALIE VS FIRST AID BEAUTY
I am looking for a new skincare routine and would like to use the whole line. Im debating between FAB and Caudalie as I have sensitive skin. What do you guys recommend? I don't have any skin concerns besides pores that should be controlled with exfoliating I would appreciate suggestions!
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HALL OF FAMER BrideSona / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@rodriguesv I've tried both lines and I'm partial to Caudalie. FAB makes me brake out. I think caudalie is a better brand and I like more of their products. If I had to... see post
Face Primer - Age 26
What is the absolute best, long-lasting face primer for someone with extremely dry skin?
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Skin Care for a 26 Year Old
Hi all. I'm attempting to revamp my current skin care process. I'm 26, with oily skin and LARGE pores. I do get acne but mostly I just have massive pores for days which can pack in anything. I use a Dr. Dennis Gross Moisturizer and Fresh Eye Cream in the morning, but I don't have a routine for at night. Should I be using an anti aging products at night or am I to young for that? And if so what products should I be using?? Do I need a serum? Or an oil? Do people with oil skin use oils are does it make it worse? I definitely need to start using something because I don't want my skin to be falling apart in ten years. ANY and ALL advice is welcome! XOXO
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HALL OF FAMER BlueEyeAli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Its never too early for anti-aging products. Im the same age as you and use them. I have sensitive combo skin with large pores on my nose and chin. I love LUSH Dark Ange... see post
Is there a limit to how many foundation and concealer samples I can get?
I've been wanting to try some new foundations and concealers since i'm almost running out of both. I know that you can get samples of both concealers and foundations but I don't know if you're only able to get a certain amount of each.
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HALL OF FAMER BlueEyeAli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
They will make you 3 samples on each visit, which if you live far away from a store can be a pain. I have brought my bf in with me because I was looking for a cream/seru... see post
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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BEAUTY GURU seemee22 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hello,   Skinmedica Lytera Brightening Complex might help with discoloration around your mouth.   ViDerm makes a product called Complete Care that is great for overa... see post
Super Dry Skin Foundation
I have super dry skin and have been looking for the perfect foundation that give light/medium coverage without clinging to dry patches and looking cakey? I prefer a natural finish and not too look *too*dewy. Thanks! 
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BEAUTY MASTER theramenlover / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I love the MUFE F&B Foundation. I've got dehydrated and dry skin as well and I find that the MUFE wears really well on me. It's water-based (something like 80% water) so... see post
Eyeshadow and Lipstick for Prom 2016
I have prom coming up in a week. My dress is navy blue. It has white, silver, a rustic gold, and turquoise beading on it. I'm not sure on what colors to choose for my eyeshadow or lipstick?? I have brown hair and brown eyes with a light to medium skin color. Help! 
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Am I getting adequate sun protection?
Hi! Now that summer is here (even though I'm in LA so it's sunny all the time), I am especially concerned with getting enough sun protection! My makeup contains SPF 30 and I apply it each morning. To be specific, I generally use Tarte Tinted Primer with SPF 30. Is this enough to get through the day? I always go on a 30 minutes walk in the sunshine during lunch, 6 hours after application. I'm inside the rest of the day. Is this enough? Do I need to be reapplying? I also have very oily skin so can't be putting on lotion throughout the day. What do I do?????
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HALL OF FAMER darkiceis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It didn't work out at all for me. I have very dry skin and I've never felt my face so greasy before.  see post
I have an old Makeup Forever thats not the Ultra HD and cant find the shade since its changed the old one is N160?
I need the new Ulta shade that is compatible to this.. thank you
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
R410  see post
DIor makeup
Hello, I am currently using dior hydrallife BB creme and really like it.  My only complaint is how long it stays on.  I was told at the sephora here that there was a longer lasting one.  Do you know what that would be or something you recommend?  I have rosacea and need something that will cover the redness.  I like the primer that is in this makeup but I do still use a moisturizer with the makeup.
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
First off, do you use a primer or a corrector? Make Up For Ever's Step 1 primer that's green and Becca's Color Corrector in like pistachio or something will work wonders... see post
Best heat protecting product
What is the best heat protecting product for keratine straigthened hair?
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-in Cream is gentle, moisturizing, and adds protection during heat styling. It's good for all hair types.    The most import... see post
what is the best color lipliner to use with coral lipstick?
   
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
What kind of look are you going for? Do you want it to be contrasting or complimenting? Either way, typically good to just take a peak at a color wheel and try it out. A... see post
Super dry skin
Hello, I have very dry skin. I've tried many different moisturizers, but nothing has helped. The only moisturizer that actually hydrated my skin has been moisture surge intense by clinique. I wanted to give something else a try because I've been using that one for a while and I feel like my skin isn't responding to it as well. The most recent ones that I have tried is the vinosource by claudalie and the deep rose hydration cream by fresh, neither of the two were enough. I've also tried belif the cream and gel and first aid beauty. Any other suggestions? Help! Thanks!
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Try oil cleansers! They're wonderful. I love them for my weirdly summer activated dry skin. My favorite is Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Oil. It's pretty cheap and does a... see post
I'm looking for an amazing peach lipstick for medium colored warm skin tones.
I'd like it to be a stunning lipstick with great color payoff.
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Here are some to try and the reasons to do so:   Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick  - moisturizing formula full of emollients  - attractive peach shades - easy... see post
What is the best waterproof make up for a complete look?
BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have been looking for an answer to this for years. The best I've come up with is MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (which isn't waterproof enough to go for a swim in) with a... see post
Bare minerals
I use bare minerals powder foundation in golden tan , which bare minerals concealer will match me ? I want full coverage concealer
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
What's the entire name of the powder foundation you use? Is it the loose powder, the original powder, the ready spf20?  see post
I use Mac NC 25 and it covers well, but how do I find other foundations of similar coverage because I have a lot of red in my skin.
BEAUTY PRO nikki25gee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Have you tried Estee Lauder Double Wear? or maybe just a color correcting primer or concealer for the redness? see post
Cleaning brushes help please!
No matter what I do to clean my brushes all the bristles never get cleaned. This is for foundation brushes expecially I don't know if I should be trying the sigma glove or if that is just an overpriced gadgets or what I should be doing this is for foundation brushes especially if anyone has any input that would be greatly appreciated. Like I said, with my Foundation brushes all the white bristles never get cleaned thoroughly. Thank you very much for any input or suggestions
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BEAUTY PRO AbbySee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hey lilshopper1!   The sigma glove is definitely overpriced. Search on Amazon for a "Silicone Gel Makeup Washing Brush Cleaner Egg Scrubber Tool" its $3 and will do th... see post
Best cleanser for sensitive, hyperpigmented, acne prone skin
My skin is extremely acne-prone (I break out mainly on my cheeks, jawline, a little bit on neck and chin-basically sides of my face!) and also has become extremely sensitive as I've gotten older. Right now I am using Aveeno Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser. It's very bland-fragrance free, non-drying, hypoallergenic etc. It doesn't seem to break me out or upset my skin or over dry. It just cleans my skin and takes off make up. I am looking for something a little more but still gentle and non-drying. Preferably something brightening as I have lots of hyperpigmentation/scarring from old acne. Something that can possibly help with the texture/congestion/breakouts of my skin. I am also looking to have a baby soon so NO Salicylic Acid! So far I am looking at: 1. Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser 2. DermaDoctor Kakadu Brightening Cleanser 3. Sephora Radiance Cleansing Foam   Any comments/help is appreciated. Thanks
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BEAUTY WHIZ sephorajunkie92 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you for your suggestion! Are you still using this cleanser? Do you break out in the same areas like me :( I am clear forehead, nose, inner cheeks. Everywhere else ... see post
Skin Care
Hi guys! so I need advice on something related to my skin. I have been waxing my upper lip and started to notice dark spots. I'm guessing its because of the waxing right? are there any products I can use to reduce the appear of the darkness or the get rid of it? please help ! thanks 
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BEAUTY PRO AbbySee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
You may be allergic to wax, like I am. Next time, get threading done on upper lip.   A vitamin C serum, like Ole Henricksen will help clear it out. Also, exfoliation h... see post
FOUNDATION SOS
Hi there! I'm having the WORST trouble with finding the perfect foundation, so much that even Sephora consultants at my location have trouble helping me out! I absolutely LOVE my Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation but they're very limited in their colour selection so it does not match my neck (even the lightest shade is too dark). I'm trying to find the MOST similar one to that foundation but I'm struggling to do so. I also have extremely dry/flaky skin as I am on a medication for my acne. In addition, I also have acne prone skin! I need your help SOO much! I hope your recommendations can help. All the best, and thank you in advance. 
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HALL OF FAMER virgo87 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with @haleyhamill. It is an amazing foundation and you can build it up if you want more coverage, however a thin layer does really well at covering blemishes, s... see post
Skincare Advice for everything!
Hi! I was hoping for some advice on skincare.   I have it all: Rosacea w/ extra redness sensitivity occasional acne oily skin with dry patches dark spots and freckles from tanning (I stopped too late) HUGE pores Sebaceous Hyperplasia I can't catch a break. I'm 32 so I'm not too worried about wrinkles YET, but I'm sure they'll be on my list before too long. I would prefer simple and affordable, but I will try anything if it's really worth it. Thanks!
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
The most important thing for you to do is (1) use a gentle cleanser. Those in the CeraVe line should do wonders. This will cleanse your sensitive skin safely and enough ... see post
REDNESS
I am 51 years old and have as long as I can remember taken care of my skin, washing morning and night.  Lately I have noticed, any foundation I try does not cover up the redness on my cheeks.  My skin has never been one to break out, a pimple here and there, but not full blown break out.  It does itch and it used to flake, until I started using Cetaphil, recommended by my dermatologist.  What can I do to cover up the redness?  What is the redness? 
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HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Itching, redness and flaking actually sounds like rosacea.  My dad has it and I do too.    The Origins Mega Mushroom line, especially the serum, is formulated to help ... see post