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Beauty talk gifts
Hello , ive heard from time to time people getting things sent for free from Sephora beauty talk and I got one two years ago (nail polish) .  But im curious how people are selected for this ?
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HALL OF FAMER sierrafallon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's a secret that they don't share. You can't do anything to ensure you get one.  see post
Q. Why Boscia Tsunami Exfoliating Powder is discontinued?
I want to know the reason for discontinuing the product. Does it have questionable ingredient? or it doesn't sell? what's the reason? because I bought one recently and now I'm concerned!! 
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Weird Quesion re: Hall of Famer Package?
Hi lovelies! I got an email ostensibly from Sephora stating that my Hall of Famer package has shipped. Now, I have gotten sample packages from Sephora before, but usually I get a PM stating that this is going to happen. I'm thinking this is phishing. Anybody else get this??? Thanks in advance!!!
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HALL OF FAMER PrettyPaint / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Haha! I love this! see post
Live Chat with Vernon François
This thread is not open yet. The live chat will begin on July 10th at 12 pm PST.   Founder and celebrity hairstylist Vernon François is making his BeautyTalk debut on Monday, July 10, to answer your hair questions. Visit this thread between 12pm and 1pm PDT to ask him anything— from how to whip damaged hair back into shape to discovering the right products for your texture.   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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Foundation? Oil skin? Full coverage?
I never even thought about wearing foundation. I thought that it would be uneccessary since my skin is fairly okay. I do have acne (mostly blackheads and a few white heads), skin discoloration, and very dark under eye circles. I have also been battling oily skin (sorry to sound extreme lol). I've found nothing really has solved the problem. I currently have found products that help, however my makeup continues to slowly vanish throughout the day. Today at UltaI tried the Amazonian Clay 12 hour full coverage foundation and I fell in love with it! It really made my complexion look so amazing and I was told by the consultant it could potentially keep me even more matte. How anyone with oily skin tried this and liked it? The problem is I am only 15, and I heard once you start wearing foundation you really can't stop. I don't want to mess up my skin and I don't feel I need full coverage. Thoughts? And yes, I have tried Tartes tinted moisturizer/ BB creme and I like it, but I feel it may not keep me as matte and it didn't look as good as the foundation. Wow sorry I've written so much!
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BEAUTY MAVEN LEXI850 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
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Can I use multiple AHA products together?
I just got a sample of the Dennis Gross extra strength AB peel pads. Can I use this on the same night as P50 or Good Genes? My skin is pretty accustomed to AHAs.    Also should the AB pads go on bare skin or can I use a toner first?!
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, HOWEVER, more is not always better. Some AHA products are formulated with other ingredients that mitigates the side effects and took into consideration other produc... see post
Foundation Help
I'd like a recommendation for a foundation. I have combination dry skin, and my dry patches seem to show with heavier foundations like Urban Decay All Nighter. I also have a mild case of acne, and would like a medium-to-full coverage, and preferably one that won't make my acne much worse. I go to school, so would prefer a long-wearing one that won't move when used with primer and setting spray. I'd also prefer one with a more natural finish. As much as I like matte makeup, I think most will settle into the dry patches in my face. The foundations I have tried have been Urban Decay All Nighter, Urban Decay Naked, and Fit Me in Matte.I found that all of these, with Naked being the least severe and All Nighter the most, seem to emphasize my dry patches, and I find the All Nighter, as pretty and full-coverage as it looks when it's first put on, seems to bunch in places like my nose by the end of the day. Thank you for helping me!
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BEAUTY BUFF veens / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Too face Born this way is definitely creamier and full coverage. Tarte water foundation is also good and gives a natural look. see post
Primer
I need recommendations for a primer that is hydrating, oil-free and not only works with keeping the makeup on but makes my skin look healthy without makeup.
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BEAUTY BUFF veens / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Try FAB coconut skin smoothing primer/moisturizer. It also gives a bit illumination to your skin. see post
SHADE RECOMMENDATION IN THE TF BORN THIS WAY AND TARTE CLAY STICK FOUNDATIONS FOR NC30-35?
I am NC30-35 and have medium olive skin with peach undertones. These are my shades in other foundations. I recently bought Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Sand, but I feel like it's too dark on me.  Could you recommend a different shade?   Also, what would you recommend in the new Tarte Clay Stick Foundation ? I currently use the Hourglass Vanish Stick foundation and am the color Light Beige. Nars Sheer Glow - Punjab or Santa Fe NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer - St. Moritz Tarte Amazonian 12-hr Full Coverage Clay Foundation - Tan Deep Sand Tarte Amazonian clay full coverage airbrush foundation - Medium Tan Sand Laura Mercier Silk Creme - Bamboo Beige Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer - Sand CHANEL PERFECTION LUMIERE VELVET - 30 Beige Benefit Cosmetics 'Hello Flawless!' - 'I'm So Money' Honey Hourglass Vanish Stick and Immaculate Foundations - Light Beige
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BEAUTY MAVEN sfgirlygirl / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you! The new colors confuse me! see post
Best under eye brightner
Hello All, I am looking for a under eye brightner that looks natural, stays on all day, and is noticeable and gives effect. I have an oily skin type so I need something that won't slip and slide. Thank you!!!
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BEAUTY BUFF blackhead123 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
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Toner with the following OLEHENRIKSEN products? and also adding exfoliator and mask?
This is my typical night time routine:   OLEHENRIKSEN the clean truth foaming cleanser OLEHENRIKSEN invigorating night transformation gel OLEHENRIKSEN invigorating night transformation creme   Stupid question: Can I use my AMOREPACIFIC treatment toner after the cleanser but before the gel?   And also, once or twice a week I would do this for night time:   OLEHENRIKSEN the clean truth foaming cleanser Exfoliator Mask OLEHENRIKSEN invigorating night transformation gel OLEHENRIKSEN invigorating night transformation creme   Just want to make sure the mask is incorporated in the right place.
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Toner, yes. Mask, also yes unless it's an overnight mask or a sleep mask, in which case you apply it last. see post
Foundation shade help!
I currently wear the shade natural beige in the Too Faced Born this Way. I've been itching to try the Diorskin Forever Perfect Foundation but I'm not sure which shade would best match me.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Sromero1,   Your Color IQ is 2Y06 and while there isn't an exact match in that foundation, I recommend  Light Beige 020 as it has a Color IQ of 1Y06. The Born Thi... see post
Stellar foundation
I am currently using Urban decay weightless ultra foundation 3.5.....it matches great but would love to try the new Stellar foundation. Has anyone else with these tones switch and if so, what match shade 😀😀😀
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi karenbach,   While Color IQ doesn't have an exact match for your shade, I would recommend trying out  S03 in the STELLAR Limitless foundation. It may be slightly ... see post
Powdering/Sealing Cover FX natural finish foundation
So I absolutely love the Cover FX foundation, I personally use the natural finish foundation in N10. It matches me so well, looks so natural and beautiful, but it's really getting on my nerves. Every time I wear it I can't seem to properly powder, seal or do anything to keep it from transferring like crazy. I've tried a few different powders, several techniques, but nothing seems to work for me. The only one I haven't tried at the moment is the Cover FX powder, but mostly because I've had others on hand already and didn't want to spend more money on new powder when I had several.   I really don't want to switch foundations since I love this one so much, but I'm truly at a loss after speaking to so many people and seeing no results. PS, I have tried powdering the foundation with the mineral foundation, and it didn't work for me at all. I've also tried makeup forever and cinema secrets.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, SaxonB!   Are you utilizing any primer before your Cover FX foundation application? This may help in minimizing the occurrence of transferring and help prolong the... see post
Buxom Ruby Temptress
Hello there!  went in for some suggestions for my wedding day and the makeup artist suggested Buxom Ruby temptress for me. I love it and was looking for a lip liner that someone might suggest to use with this.  I also noticed I tend to wear out the lipstick quickly and have to reapply. Are they any other long lasting wear solutions that would be similar in color to the ruby temptress? Thank you.  
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
To compliment the rich, brick red tone of Buxom's Ruby Temptress, try Smashbox's Always Sharp Lip Liner in Crimson, a nice deep red that isn't the typical bright, cherry... see post
Q. Help building skincare routine (33 yo)..so overwhelmed
Hi I'm basically a very old skincare novice, completely clueless (you'll probably see another post from me about makeup haha). I'm trying to take better care of myself so I'm starting with my skin. I'm 33 and my 2nd son aged me probably 10 years. I've done the sporadic facial, the sephora mask, cheap and expensive products based on Sephora  recommendations but there's no plan or consistency really. I need help building a routine. My skin is ok for the most part, I would say normal although I have no idea what's the criteria to label it otherwise :/  My biggest concern is my eyes, since the birth of my son last year they took a big hit...bags, wrinkles, dark circles. The other concern is that my freckles (On cheeks and nose) are merging together and creating age spots...dark spots? I was always happy with them now I'm super self-conscious.  Would you lovely ladies help me with advice for someone my age? Probably a step by step daily routine with product recommendations? do i need a peel, mask? dermatologist visit? when to do facials? I don't want to say there's no budget , but this is very important to me (I got hit with PPD hard) so I'm prepared to make an investment 
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BEAUTY PRO greeneyedgirl107 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. @vakiii I'm new to starting with the whole anti-aging thing, too.  I highly recommend reading Paula Begoun's "Beauty Bible" to demystify things.     I've been using Re... see post
Best Long-wearing RED liquid lipstick
Hi there,   I'm getting married in October and I really want to wear a classic red lip that I won't have to reapply every 10 minutes. I have cool undertones and am very pale and I've tried some red lipsticks that say they are cool undertones and they still just don't seem right. Even the Sephora Liquid Lipstick in their Always Red doesn't seem to be the one for me and it's supposed to be Universal. I want one that makes my teeth look whiter.   Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER DaintyDiva / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@LauraG53 The Armani Lip Magnet is a miracle formula. I went to dentist wearing it in red 302 (what can I say? I'm a daredevil) and by the end of the appt the dentist wa... see post
Powder
This might be a pretty dumb question but here I go! So I have been recently revamping my makeup routine. I am a teacher and need something that I can apply quickly while still having good coverage throughout the day. A ton of glam vloggers use a pressed powder (with color) after applying foundation and a translucent loose power after blending concealer. Are both of these powders necessary or could I just stick with one? Currently using the Laura Mercier translucent powder and don't know if I need to add another. Thanks! Also, is highlighter a must for a basic everyday look? 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @christina140,   I agree with @alexasteph. Highlighter is not a must for everyday wear unless you like to wear it everyday. I have very oily skin and for me, I fe... see post
DRY SENSITIVE SKIN HOT HUMID WEATHER ---> I'M LOOKING FOR A SERUM AND MOISTURIZER PLEASE HELP
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
JaneanBT below recommended Dr. Jart's Ceramidin Cream, which brings up a great component. For dry skin, there are a slew of great hydrating ingredients (shea butter, gly... see post
best eyelash primers / mascaras that over time make lashes grow
is there any lash primer / mascara that over time makes your lashes grow with ingridients that are lash growing. 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
JaneanBT beat me to the punch in recommending Lashfood's Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer! It's one of my favorites! What I enjoy about it is that the easy to use plast... see post
Make Up Forever HD
I LOVE my make up forever Ultra HD invisible concealer and am looking for a nice, light CC  that can work with this.  Y31 is my shade
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Saultpaula, What type of finish and coverage do you prefer? see post
Masks similar to Dior Jelly Mask?
I got a sample of the Dior Jelly Mask and I love it, it makes my skin feel so soft after I wash it off. However, the price is pretty high, and I was wondering if there are any masks that are similar and a little cheaper. 
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi rapunzellla,   I'd suggest trying out the LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask! Not only is this mask very hydrating, it will also help with uneven texture and fine lines ... see post
Best natural-looking cream bronzers and natural bb/cc creams
hello All, I hope you are all doing well, I am looking for a natural looking light coverage luminous healthy sun-kissed glow cream bronzer that stays on all day with my oily skin. Thank you. I was also looking for a super natural bbb or cc cream that has sheer to light coverage and looks like healthy skin and hopefully something extremely similar to the smash box camera ready bb water. THANK YOU!!!! .       
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi blackhead123,   I'd suggest trying out the Laura Mercier J'adore Le Soleil Matte Veil Crème! This is a matte cream bronzer and is suitable for oily skin types. It... see post
bareMinerals COMPLEXION RESCUE™ Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream
If I use the Tan 19 color for bareMinerals' Matte Foundation should I get the tan 07 color for bareMinerals' tinted moisturizer?
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SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi DivyaThomas,    We definitely recommend visiting your local Sephora for the best match, but from looking online, Tan07 looks like the best match!   Bisous,  ... see post
What products have you used that has worked to lighten skin dark spots/sun spots?
Hey guys,   I'm looking for a product that actually lighten's dark spots caused by previous scarring (from treatments) and sun spots. What actually works?   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER LCResz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I also recommend Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum as well as Kate Somerville D Scar Serum. My skin is almost completely even in tone by using the Murad ... see post
Which Benefit Brow Kit?
Hello!  As you know Benefit has came out with several brow kits.  But I'm pretty new when it comes to brows.  And to be honest, I'm really not sure what's the difference among them.  Do you guys have any recommendations on which kit would be best?  Or if you have other good brow products, please share too!
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HALL OF FAMER sydtomato / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
As a beginner I would recommend the brow pencils from Benefit.  I have not personally used Benefit brow products but I have heard they are great.  I use Loreal Brow Styl... see post
Hourglass Honey
I use Hourglass Illusion skin tint but my face has tanned and now it's too light. What shade should I use? Thanks!
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LeighDub / FRESH FACE / replied
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Foundation Help
I am looking to buy a new foundation online but don't know what shade would be right for me. I just finished a bottle of NARS light 1 that matched me very well but am looking for a new one to try out. Any suggestions? Skin is combination and medium coverage is preferred but not necessary
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Kenzierose, Were you using the shade Siberia? Is there a particular type of finish you prefer (matte, natural, dewy)? see post
Skincare routine help
I need to switch up my skincare routine.  I want to try Lancer's 2 step regimen or try some Colbert MD products.  Has anyone tried these?  I have little bit of acne prone skin and use veltin and aczone gel for it.  Please let me know!
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I only tried the Colbert MD peel pad before, it was a bit rough so if you have sensitive skin maybe try something else. But it did a great job of making my skin feel nic... see post
Drybar straightener Vs T3 Luxe straightener
I am looking to upgrade my Chi straightener that I have had for 4 years. I have my options down to the drybar straightener or the T3 Luxe straightener. I have very thick corse hair. Can someone please tell me what one they recommend? 
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