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I have been matched for foundation. How do I use the number when shopping for foundation on line?
HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi nattie13!  If you mean your Color IQ, you can just enter the number in the search box on Sephora.  If the number has been added to your Sephora account, you can acces... see post
Sephora#78
Hey!!!! so, does anyone know what the difference is between the new and old Sephora pro foundation 78 brush ? (aside from the handle lengh)
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Na7asha7aylor,   If you're referring to the SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Airbrush Blender #78 (old) vs the SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Domed Foundation #78 (new), it looks... see post
What eyeshadow is good for a purple prom dress?
The dress is a rich blue-purple with silver embroidery and silver crystal beading. I was thinking maybe silver glittery eyeshadow look, but I wanted to get some other opinions. My heels are glittery and silver as well, and I'm not sure what to do with my hair, so if you have recommendations for that too, feel free to share ideas. I have long dirty blonde hair and blue-green eyes. (apologies for the flash in the first picture)
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HALL OF FAMER lmi82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awesome! I'm glad to have helped and have fun at prom @LucyTheGreat! :) see post
Live Chat with Tiffany Masterson for Drunk Elephant
Tiffany Masterson, Founder of Drunk Elephant is heading to BeautyTalk to answer your skincare questions. Chat live with Tiffany on Wednesday, April 26. Check back to this thread between 12pm and 1pm PDT to ask her anything—from what makes the T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™ so effective to the best products to pack on your next weekend getaway.   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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DrunkElephant BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
Haha! Don't be jealous.  I just designed some great sets for you guys and I think you'll be very happy!!  I'll make sure to pay a lot of attention to Canada because you ... see post
Day and night moisturizer?
Hello, I am looking for a day and a night moisturizer. I prefer a cream. I am looking for something anti aging or to prevent the signs of aging. My skin type is on the drier side. I prefer something with no fragrance since it tends to bother me. I have been using Clinique Moisture Surge but it seems like it's not doing much for me anymore. I would like something to help with the aging process.I'm in my mid-forties.   Any suggestions on a day and a night cream that would help my skin out would be appreciated. Thank you
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Thanks for clarifying! I would highly recommend the Drunk Elephant Lala Retro™ Whipped Cream as it's extremely hydrating and helps reduce the signs of aging (l oss of fi... see post
Started using Drunk Elephant 2 weeks ago, have had 2 jumbo and under the skin zits show up since. Can I get some help please?
Hey again everyone! I'm back with more skincare questions, lol!  Again, I would've posted in the question thread but I feel it may get lost in there.   I got myself a bunch of drunk elephant products two weeks ago now.  I have been using them exclusively, and was wondering if people can help me out and let me know what product may be causing my current issues. My routine at the moment is:   Night: Wash with Pekee bar, then apply a mix of the framboos serum + marula oil, then top off with the Lala Cream   Morning: Every other morning wash with Juju bar (other mornings just a water rinse), then apply a mix of the c firma + marula oil, then top off with the hydra gel cream.   For the first week I used the framboos serum every other night in order to get used to it.  And this week I skipped only one day, but used it all other days.   I do NOT normally get these huge honking zits.  If I do, it's maybe one every 2-3 months.  About a week ago I got a huge one on my cheek/temple area, a HUGE one!! It hurt so bad! Now that has gone down and I have an under-skin, super sore one appearing on my forehead.   Now, I have had these areas get zits before, never such a big one though on my cheek (I have had similar under-skin ones on my forehead though, that's usually where I get those IF I get one).   Otherwise my skin has been good, no anger or irritation anywhere, no redness, flaking, etc.  Is this purging? Or maybe a reaction from a product? I'm hoping someone can chime in!
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HALL OF FAMER sierrafallon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Bite Beauty Butter Cream Lipstick?
Were the Bite butter cream lipsticks discontinued? If so, can someone tell me a good dupe for Rosewood? It's my signature shade and I'm almost out! Please help!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Mak3upAddict,   Regretfully, the butter cream lipsticks are no longer available on Sephora.com - sorry about that! :(   Here are some dupes I have found:   ... see post
Alternative to Sunday Riley Good Genes?I
I got a sample of the Sunday Riley Good Genes and it is AMAZING. I have never found a product to reduce the redness in my cheeks (that are splotchy and weird) and keep my face so firm and fresh yet the price sucks. If worse comes to worse, I will probably cave and buy this product but I cant believe it is so expensive. I hope someone has a good alternative! Ive tried the Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength from Dr. Dennis Gross & really like that as well but havent used it in a while. I have the sensitive version but maybe should just switch back to those? I almost feel like buying Good Genes might be more cost effective since the Dennis Gross is still pricey (ish).
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BEAUTY MAVEN natkjas / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Love it! Thanks girl. I will make sure to check it out see post
best foundation for acne-prone skin
I've been using MakeUp Forever Water Blend for the last few years. It's worked okay, but over the last few months my skin has been more oily than ever before and I've had frequent breakouts. My dermatologist suggested changing my makeup.  Any advice on other brands that could help reduce blemishes or make my skin less oily?   Thoughts on Giorgio Armani's Power Fabric or MakeUp Forever's Ultra HD or Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea, of Dior's Forever Perfect Foundation?   Thanks!
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JJVIB / RISING STAR / replied
I love the water blend as a primer with the MUF Mat velvet as the foundation. A little goes a long way and it really matifies the skin.    I've struggled with  my skin... see post
Lip product recommendation
Ive never bought any makeup from Sephora! Id like to make my first purchase. As a first time customer,  what product  would you recommend I try in the lipstick category? I am Indian, Wheaties in complexion and usually wear reds and picks bright and natural. I don't mind Matt,/glossy/anything else or trying something new.
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poonampatel / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you. Appreciate it, can't wait to try some of your recommendations! see post
Powder Foundation brush?!
Can anyone recommend a good morphe brush for powder foundation? (or any brand)
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BEAUTY BOSS lilshopper1 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I just bought one from real technique. I love it... it is called their powder brush. see post
Metallic Gown
I am attending a black tie wedding and wearing a metallic halter gown (close to a pewter color).  What would be the best makeup look with this dress and event?   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes this!! see post
Healthy Nails
What are the tricks to getting healthy, long, strong nails? And healthy looking and feeling hands? 
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HALL OF FAMER purly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was having some issues with my nails peeling a bit at the ends for the first time in my life recently. I started taking a skin, hair, and nails supplement and it fixed... see post
finding a suitable concealer similar to MAC NW20
I typically use MAC NW20 but want to try something else.  I've been using MAC for a long time but technology changes so I am pretty sure I can find something else.  I'm interested in either Sephora Collection bright future gel serum or Tarte marcuja concealer however I'm not sure what color(s) to choose that would be suitable replacements for MAC NW20.  Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
HI @Lickety are you still looking for an answer on this? see post
Lip Colors for 4Y09
Hello! I think I've finally found my perfect match - 4Y09 and was wondering if you have any suggestions from the cheaper end to more expensive lipsticks / lip glosses/ lip stains.   I am looking for nude colors; but also would like to know what my matches would be for other color families such as pink, red, and berry.   Thank you  
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
HI @NaturalLook1232 I have seen people comment favorably on the Sephora Collection lip stains.. worth checking out! see post
NARS Sun Wash Diffusing Bronzer color recommendation for olive skin (NC35)?
I am on the fence between Laguna and Casino. I currently use the regular Laguna for everyday contour, but I saw that this new version is lighter and more buildable.   What color would you recommend for medium olive skin? I am NC30-35, and have peach undertones. I wear St. Mortiz in the tinted moisturizer, Santa Fe in the powder foundation, and Punjab in the foundation (all NARS).
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @sfgirlygirl,   If your skin is currently closer to the Punjab in the foundation, I think I would go with Laguna since it is a lighter shade and you can build it ... see post
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer
Hi looking for color help I wear color Y31 for makeup forever ultra HD concealer and Neutral Linen for sephora collection matte perfection powder, can someone help me with a color for laura mercier tinted moisturizer? 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @marko123,    Do you know which Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer you would like to try? The shades look like they may vary a little bit depending on which one you... see post
toner
whats a good toner for combination skit thats oily on the tone and dry on her cheeks?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @mkat1116,   Based on your concerns I'd recommend the following products:   Algenist Hydrating Essence Toner is an alcohol and oil free toner that combines al... see post
Foundation shade help!
I am trying to pick shades for the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick and Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation. Can you help? Color IQ is 1R14
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @Ayomideaa sorry you haven't gotten an answer..   Maybe try posting your question again in the Hourglass thread - it gets more traffic and will be seen by people sp... see post
Murad Mattifier vs. Skin Perfector
Hi! I am 19 years old (lol my mom and I share an account) and I have extremely oily skin with enlarged pores, acne, and lots of texture. I recently got a sample of the Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++. It has done a fairly good job of keeping my oiliness at bay and I like that it has SPF in it, but I'm curious about the Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion for Blemish Prone/Oily Skin because it says it works better for smoothing out texture (I have lots of acne, enlarged pores, and bumpiness in the center of my face). I will be visiting my local Sephora to test out the consistency of the skin perfector but I was wondering what others think of these two products.
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @AcadiaBonita did you end up getting a sample from the store? If so, please share what you thought of it :D see post
Benefit eyebrow stencils in Soft and Natural Brow Kit?
Forgive me if I'm a Klutz - I just brought Benefit Soft and Natural Brow kit and I'm loving every products in that kit.   However.......about the stencils.  Both stencils (arch/straight, look 1 and 2) - I look closely and both look very similar - except when you feel it, you can tell the difference..... So, when I use one stencil, for example, straight, look 1, on my eyebrow, the question is....... should I flip around and use on my other eyebrow?  Or take it out, turn it around, re-insert the stencil tool for my other eyebrow? Please forgive me for the useless question!  
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
HI @ladyoctavia I would just flip it around - as long as you are able to get a good line it doesn't really matter :D see post
Q. Lipstick and gloss
Hi I'm looking for matches to 4y05 in Dior and ysl pinks, nudes and coral the app doesn't give me much choice thank you
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @goddess82,   At this time we're unable to use a Color IQ number to match to a lipstick. If you can let us know more about what color you are looking for or somet... see post
Is Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation supposed to separate in the bottle?
I got a brand new Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation from Sephora today and noticed the foundation has separated in the bottle. We then checked three different Sephoras and all the bottles looked the same. Does anyone know if it's normal for the Genius Gel to separate in the bottle? If I shake it mixes together and after awhile separates again. Is the foundation bad or is this normal for this product due to the gel texture? Thank you.
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BEAUTY MAVEN sarahsxt / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Marc Jacobs Beauty official response is: "It is possible for the ingredients to become separated. It is a good practice to shake the product before use to ensure the ... see post
Color iq number for discontinued product?
I need the color iq number for Clinique Perfectly Real foundation in shade #1. I've also worn the Clinique almost powder in shade fair. I haven't had any luck with the online shade finder because these two items have been discontinued. Can anyone help? I'm not near a store to go in to be matched. 
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SPECIAL GUEST eliz77 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I did. I ended up emailing customer service. As luck would have it, it looks like they brought back the almost powder foundation which was my fave. You're sweet to ask! ... see post
My best friend is having a baby in the middle of the Texas summer%2C any products i should look into for her%3F
My best friend is having her baby in the middle of the summer and I would like to treat her to some quality products that will make her feel and look great! 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @baileygirl17,    Do you have any kind of products in mind that you would like to give to her? Please note if you're looking into giving her skincare we do recomm... see post
Help Armani foundation shade
Hi, I need help getting the right shade for Armani Foundation. I've used Luminous Silk before in shade 4.5, and now it seems too light.. especially in photos when light hits it. I consider myself light to Medium shade with cool undertones/ when I get tanned I turn more of a golden yellow.   I  also want to try Designer Lift due to the reviews and spf.   Beauty Experts. can you please point me to the right shade for Luminous Silk and Designer Lift foundation.   Thank you so much!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Eln104 :)   Have you tried the shade 5.5 in the Luminous Silk foundation? 5.5 is described as  medium skin with neutral undertone. For the times you are tan, I ma... see post
Will spear be carrying the new too faced natural collection?
HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @supri I have never heard of Spear - can you tell us more about it? What country is it based in? see post
how to set foundation?
I am looking for a cruelty-free product that doesn't give flashback. Which is better-colored setting powder or a translucent powder? and pressed or loose powder? just what is the best way to set foundation?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @Tayonce   sorry you didn't get an answer, but there is a thread dedicated to updating on cruelty-free brands that may assist you..   http://community.sephora.com... see post
Cleaning Liquid Potted Makeup
How I should clean liquid/cream makeup in an open pot? Makeup like the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Cover Concealer, Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealer for example. I apply it with my fingers so germs and bacteria probably build up. Do I spray some rubbing alcohol in it? Unfortunately, I haven't seen anything online on how to clean liquid makeup with this packaging but I really want to make my makeup last! Please help! 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ooh @jessicaaaam this is pretty tricky because most things in a pot cannot be sanitized.. it's the #1 reason potted items are usually banned from trades unless they are ... see post
Eczema friendly Make up products ?
Are there any eczema friendly make up products. I get red, dry after a day of wearing make up sometimes. Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi @Rachaelamyy sorry to hear you are dealing with eczema. Is there a particular product you are looking for? foundation / primer / etc? see post