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EPaden
what is...?
What is Skin Foundation Stick? What is for? Is it something everyone should have? Do you match your skin tone?
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Its just a different form of a foundation.  if you need a foundation, have combination to slightly oily skin, and has yellow undertones, it might be something that you ... see post
EPaden
Eyeshadow
I was wondering what people think of powder and liquid eye-shadows. Which is better? If you use liquid eye-shadow do you use liquid eyeliner? What are your thoughts on these eye-shadow? I am not sure what I want to do. Don't want to look like a clown. Thanks a bunch
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I personally like them both. they have different merits.  it also depends on the quality of the item.. some powder shadows are awesome but some are not..  some cream s... see post
4jackie
greige eyeshadow help for green eyes
I just discovered that greige eyeshadows compliment my green eyes and auburn hair light skin !  DESPERATELY seeking help in putting combos together, please include brands and shade names because i absolutely suck at putting looks together !  Ty to all who reply !
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have hazel eyes and love purples and greens. Smashbox has a palette specific for hazel eyes And Marc Jacobs Tease palette is entirely purple. Very pretty! I love it!  see post
Charmm1
recommend an eyeshadow color olive green eyes and fare skin. something age appropriate 40ish.
Im looking for any easy application that won't irritate my eyes. I currently use Mac and the base primer irritates my eyes. I need something natural but can make my eyes pop as well for someone in their 40's.   Please advise......
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Was your experience with the Smashbox shadows paired with the primer that has given you issues with irritation? Try swatching and feeling the texture of the shadows in s... see post
skyeelissa
Sparse Eyebrows
Do you have any products you'd recommend to help grow eyebrows?
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callmefafi
BEAUTY BOSS callmefafi / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I use L'Oreal's lash serum. I know it says for lashes but I apply it to my eyebrows. It has been working well for me.  see post
susiejv7
mufe 127
I just bought MUFE shade 127 and its a perfect match in person!! but in pictures with flash i look white. I need one a slightly darker but not tooo much darker.Which shade is recomended? 
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
If you're wearing SPF under this foundation, that might be the cause of the white flashback. Try wearing a lower SPF, a chemical SPF, or no SPF at all when you're taking... see post
lulupiee
light/medium foundation or.
What would you recommend for summer foundation or bb cream or tinited moisturizer for everyday. I am oily/combo skin, medium skin tone.  
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have been loving Clinique Stay Matte foundation. You can get light to medium coverage from this foundation. Used sparingly, you'll get light coverage. I love using it ... see post
allaj
Skin care line
I'm 31 and looking for recommendation for a skin care line/regimen. I have fine lines in my forehead and enlarged pores in my nose and chin areas.
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krtty1125
BEAUTY WHIZ krtty1125 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I highly recommend the Clarisonic Mia if you don't already have one,  It has worked wonders on my enlarged pores - I mean WONDERS in a very short period of time they are... see post
allaj
Skin care advice
Do you recommend to use components ( cleanser, toner, day and night cream) from the same line in skin care regimen for better synergy of the active ingredients, or do you find more typical to mix it up to better customize and tailor to specific needs? Thank you!
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callmefafi
BEAUTY BOSS callmefafi / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I agree completely! see post
Carmen241986
Amore Pacific Natural Protector Dupe ?
Hey girls,   So I am running low on the foil packet samples of the Amore Pacific Natural Protector sunscreen. I had got them as part of my skincare routine and I have found that they don't carry it in Canada. I don't honestly want to purchase it online and would like to consider a sunscreen option that is a dupe of this ?. The price is also a bit much as well but it's not the biggest deal. What I love the most about it is that it helps control oil/sweat although I do hear it can oxidize foundation/tinted moisturizer.   So if anyone knows of a dupe option for this product that can be found in Canadian stores please let me know. 
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Boscia oil-free moisturizer is available in Canada. Also, Holt Refrew is carrying Amore Pacific too, you can check it out there. see post
Artemis9109
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick shade rec?
Hello   I have heard so many good things about the reformulated BB skin foundation stick & would like to try it but I don't know what color I need. I was skin IQ matched in Sepohora with 1R09, but the product doesn't come up when I try to find my matches. Can anyone help me? Like I said I was matched 1R09, wear UD Naked Fluid in 7.5 & BM Ready in Golden Tan (which is a bit light).   While I LOVE the UD, I'm wanting something a bit more portable & easier to use for an upcoming trip to the UK.
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Artemis9109
SPECIAL GUEST Artemis9109 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I went to the BB site & they suggested Golden Honey but of course it's not a shade sold in Sephora stores and since I'm in the sticks aka KY lol the only other place nea... see post
krtty1125
Self tanner for fair skin
I have fair skin and would like a good self tanner for my arms & legs that won't rub off and will be natural looking but won't look too dark. Any suggestions?
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krtty1125
BEAUTY WHIZ krtty1125 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thanks for the recommendations! see post
Lynnie57
Verso Serums for eye and face - can you use these products if you have rosacea?
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Lynnie, Yes, the Verso skincare line should be fine to use with rosacea. Retinol is a collagen boosting ingredient which will help to soften skin, even texture and ... see post
Goldgirl124
Sephora Press Kit: VIB Rouge
I have a question do you still have the Sephora Press Kit: VIB Rouge. If so where can I get it?
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Goldgirl124! I don't believe that this was available to the general public. It doesn't look like something we will be carrying in the future, either. Sorry about th... see post
Sarah1130
Contouring Help Requested
I have begun trying to contour my cheekbones and nose as I have recently really gotten into make up . I have all the supplies necessary including Sephora's great contour brush set. My nose contouring looks great, making my nose look long and thin. However my cheekbone contouring typically looks like I did nothing or just a stripe of dark color that does not look like a shade. Any advise on how to get a noticeable difference without feeling like I have a huge stripe on my face?
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Catcher22
BEAUTY BUFF Catcher22 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
  This video helped me out a ton. She has a bunch of great tutorials. The ITA brush by NARS is amazing! I think it is a must have for contouring. After I purchased ... see post
EPaden
Sore Lips
I'm looking for something that will help with chapped and sore lips.  Don't want anything that is too greasy. But want it to work. Can anyone help?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Emma brings up a good point, are you aware of any sensitivities or allergies that may be causing the severe dryness and soreness? see post
EPaden
Foot
Any recommendations for nice looking foot? My foot aren't bad.  Little bit dry and around my one big toe from squatting at work (chap).
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi EPaden, I recommend the Diamancel Diamond File For Foot Calluses #20 to gently smooth rough edges on the feet.  Of course if you really want to go all out, you coul... see post
KyrstenElson
Bad acne
I have bad acne on my forehead. but only there i have tried almost every skin care product an none really work. HELP?!
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chocopudding
BEAUTY WHIZ chocopudding / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I second the hair products idea! Do you have bangs or do you push back hair from your forehead frequently? It could be that you're irritating it with any hair products t... see post
Bonita7
Bronzer or Blush for aging skin
I am 65, use very little mineral makeup. I have very fair skin. What blush/bronzer do you recommend so I don't look chalky.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I definitely recommend Clinique's Bronzer in Sunkissed! It is one of my favorites and one of the few products that I have actually finished. :)  see post
feline5190
Allergies to parabens, fragrances, & balsam of peru
I was recently allergy tested at my allergy dr.  They did the patch test (true test) where they put the patches on your back.  I tested positive for parabens, fragrances & balsam of peru.  Those things are in practically everything!!  Luckily I'm not terribly symptomatic.  I was mainly wanting to find out what face skincare/cosmetics ingredients I may be allergic to, since I've been keeping a log of potential problem ingredients.  My skin is acne prone and sensitive.  It has a tendency to get red and irritated looking (which I thought was just due to acne, but now know that allergies may be playing a role too).    I don't really use skin lotions (aside from sunscreen), body butters, etc.  I'll wear fragrances/perfumes every so often, and haven't noticed any reactions.  I use hand cream somewhat frequently and every so often I'll get a rash, but it isn't too often.    My question is, how closely should I adhere to not using products with parabens, fragrances, & balsam of peru??  I'm thinking I should just avoid certain products if I notice a reaction on my body.  But for my face, maybe I should completely avoid those ingredients?    What about shampoos & hair products?  My scalp doesn't really get itchy, but I do tend to notice my hair falls out pretty easily.  Could that be due to an allergic reaction?  Isn't fragrance in almost all high-quality shampoos??   Any help is appreciated!  Thank you!
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feline5190
BEAUTY GURU feline5190 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
That's really good to know that Eufora is working well for you.  I'm definitely going to look into their products.  I recently got the Bumble and Bumble Gentle shampoo a... see post
disneygirl98
Q. Adding more coverage to my foundation?
Do any of you know what a good product is that I could use to combine with my Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation to help give a little more coverage on my forehead and around my nose? I have my MUFE Full Cover Concealer that I love to use on my zits but I need something to cover those other spots that need extra coverage. I also want something that helps me to achieve a natural flawless looking face. Thanx xoxo
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi disneygirl98,   We have already given you a ton of advice in your other thread. Please review comments for us over there! Here's the link to the post>http://bit.l... see post
Ramsesh
What is the best shade for boi-ing concealer.
Hi   I use benefit oxygen wow in hazelnut shade. What is the best shade for boi-ing concealer.   Thanks
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ramsesh, I recommend the color 04 Medium/ Deep in the Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing concealer. :) -Laura http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword... see post
ShoshiMoshi
Need and advice on skincare products for dry skin
Hi, I am 28 (almost 29) years old, with dry skin (but not peeling). So far I have used the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer and the Clinique All about eyes cream, and I am not impressed. I need something that moisturizes better, but is more natural, with less harsh ingredients. I am looking for a moisturizer and an eye cream. Possibly a face wash suggestion as well (I have used Clinique and Origins "Check and Balances" and both are super drying).   I was looking at Tarte's Maracuja Oil, but not sure if it is right for my. And will it be enough instead an eye cream, or I need more?   Just to mentioned, my skin is not that sensitive, have a little fine lines around my eyes, no acne.   Thanks  
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think serums are super important.  I have dry combination skin,.. so if I'm not careful with my skincare products, my makeup look very dehydrated and cakey.. (wor... see post
andyhtrieu
Extra folds on eyes
Has anyone ever woken up with an extra fold on their eye? It happened to me this morning and just looking at it bothers me. I have a normal fold in my crease but now I have another fold that goes half way. 
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rdesigns
HALL OF FAMER rdesigns / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I get this on my left eye from excess fluid accumulation. Certain eye products/masks make it even worse.  My doctor tells me to sleep with my head slightly elevated to k... see post
starryeyes331
Night Time Anti Aging Skin Care Routine
Hi y'all! So I'm 27and want to update my night time skincare routine to include anti-aging products, but don't know where to start. I've heard that retinols are really good for anti-aging, but don't know which is best for my skin type.   I have oily (but dehydrated) acne prone skin. My current night time routine is: Fresh Soy Face Cleanser with Clarisonic Mia; Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner, DDF Salycilic Acid Acne Treatment, Peter Thomas Roth VIZ-1000 Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Michael Todd Intensive Organic Eye Treatment with they Eye-o-Sonic, then JM Argan Oil.   I got samples of the Fresh Black Tea Age Delay Moisturizer and eye creams to try out, but haven't gotten to it yet. Any suggestions for what to replace or keep?   TIA!! Rachel
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi starryeyes, Yes, retinol is the the #1 wrinkle fighter, so it is a must-have in anti-aging skin care. I recommend Dr. Brandt Glow Overnight Resurfacing Serum. Appl... see post
chouchou07
Nude lipstick for darker skin ?
I love me some nude lipsticks, It is hard to find the perfect nude for darker skin color. I am tan to dark, and my shade in the MUFE duo mat is 214 ( dark beige).  Can have some nude liptsick suggestion?
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bellarob
BEAUTY WHIZ bellarob / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thanks I am going to try this one. Looking for a great nude lipstick:) see post
fireredhair
What exactly does the fan styled blush brush do and how do you use it?
I am used to seeing these "fan style" brushes at the Art and Craft store and I keep being told Ishould get one and use it. But I really do not know what it does, how to use it, and at what point of face, or well...anything, can someone explain,please?
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JayReed
BEAUTY SAVANT JayReed / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
ChristiH said exactly what I was going to say!! I use it mostly for a highlight or eye shadow fall out.  see post
lulupiee
Bronzer Question?!?!!!!!!!
I need a bronzer for all over my face to give me a little warmth what would be a good one, I do not like nars, or the hula.      I have medium skin tone, yellow undertone, and combination skin 
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IAmLadyLiterary
BEAUTY BOSS IAmLadyLiterary / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Then I would definitely try Too Faced Chocolate Soleil, it is absolutely beautiful!  If it seems to dark, you can try the Milk Chocolate.  They are totally matte and sme... see post
jwilk241
Which Vita Liberata self-tanner color?
I'm thinking about getting the Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 week Tan Mousse but I'm unsure of what color to get. I'm debating between the medium and dark. I'm pretty fair skinned (MAC NW20 and 1C1 in Estee Lauder) so I don't want to go too dark and look crazy but I want to definitely look tan. You can see my skin color in my avatar if that helps.   Does anyone use this and know just how dark the dark color is? It's pricey so I'm afraid to buy the medium color and it be just a hint of tan and feel like I wasted my money. However, I don't want to buy the dark and look ridiculous.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi  jwilk241!   I have used the medium shade in the mousse and I was really happy with the outcome! I am a little darker than you and this gave me some nice colo... see post
imsiscokid2
Is anybody else having this transitional issue from younger to older skin?
I need some truly expert advice. I'm 39 and am starting to get fine lines. My make up seems to accentuate them. I was told to try a primer with my foundation, so I did. It looks great on the areas of my face where I don't have laugh lines or crows feet and fine lines (below my bottom lashes). I had always used a translucent powder as part of my make up procedure, but I feel that just magnifies my fine line issues further ( looks great until I smile). I also have to be a little careful as I tend to be a little acne prone from time to time, not excessively though. It seems wrong to have wrinkles and occasional acne at the same time. Is anybody else having this transitional issue from younger to older skin? Is there any professional advice for my concerns?
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End0ra
BEAUTY BUFF End0ra / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The skin care advice here is all good, but I would also add that as far as applying makeup goes, you're probably at the point where you're starting to enter 'less is mor... see post