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Foundation guidance?
So I've been using Kat Von D in Light 44 and I've tried it with several different primers.The color match is great (I was matched at Sephora) but no matter what I do it gets very cakey on me. I've tried applying it with both a brush and a beauty blender as well but regardless it looks flawless at first but shortly after it looks very caked and clings to my smile lines. I need the fuller coverage as I tend to have some breakouts due to Endometriosis treatments and I have sucky pores as well but I'm thinking maybe the full matte is too much for my perhaps more combination skin? I guess I have an oily t-zone but not so much on the cheeks/jawline. Any primer/foundation suggestions?
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choosestarlight / NEWCOMER / replied
I'll check that out, thank you! 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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HALL OF FAMER k617 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ugh. I hate my impulse buys! I caved and bought the full sized U.F.O. I didn't see any negative effects from using it, and I already have BHA in my routine, so I figured... see post
Battle of the Oils!
Hi all!   I've been loving the Luna Sleeping Oil by Sunday Riley for the last month and have definitely noticed some huge improvements in my fine lines and discoloration.   However. I'm still finding myself breaking out a bit in clusters. I've heard great things about both the Artemis and U.F.O. oils from Sunday Riley and was wondering if anyone had a preference between the two.   For reference, I'm about to slide into my 30s, have normal-oily skin. I wash my face daily with a Clairsonic and use the Dr. Dennis Gross Acne Eliminating Pads which have definitely been helping as well. I'm basically just looking for the last push in my skin care routine. I'm good applying morning and night and am open to any combo of suggestions.   Thanks babes!
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am far from the best to offer skincare advice and have never tried either oil you're looking into. I will say that my acne improved greatly when I stopped using my Cla... see post
Makeup caking on nose, help!!!
Hi everyone! I've been having serious issues with foundation/product caking up on my nose. Unlike everyone else, my problem is on my actual nose, not around it. I've always been good with washing my face with different exfoliators and cleaners. I moisturize everyday before applying my makeup. After washing my face, I moisturize, prime, apply foundation, apply concealer, apply setting powder, apply my nose contour, apply highlighter, then I use two different setting sprays for my makeup. I have pretty "normal" skin, except my nose has always been super dry. Its not flaky, just extremely dry. Recently, after about 4-5 hours after application, all the makeup on my nose cakes and appears "dotty-like". Once it gets to that point, there is no fixing it. I've tried many different application methods for the makeup on my nose and nothing seems to make a difference. My makeup on my nose always looks great in the beginning hours, then slowly just becomes so texturized and cakey. Does anyone have suggestions? Thanks!!
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Foundation exchange?
I heard that if you bought a foundation and it was the wrong skin color you could bring it back for an exchange. Is that true and if so how long from purchase date can I return it for exchange?
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Mascara Sensitivity?
Hey guys! So I've been wearing makeup since 7th grade (I'm a senior in high school now) and have never really had an issue with mascara until now. Now, it seems like, if I have mascara on past 3 hours, my eyes start becoming very irritated. It does not matter if the mascara is high end or drugstore I still get irritation. I especially have an issue with Benefit's They're Real! that stuff caused irritation almost instantly. Because of this, I have began wearing false lashes, but the problem is I cannot coat my real lashes in mascara to make them blend in with the false ones. Can someone PLEASE help me choose a mascara for sensitive eyes? Under $30 would be really helpful. 
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BEAUTY RESIDENT ODETODUN / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
thank you all for your replies! :D  see post
Fade Sun Spots/ freckles
Hi! I have freckles and some sun spots that i would love to fade.  Any good recommendations for anything I should be putting on to help fade them.  I would say I have more dry skin.  Thank you!!!!
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What is the beauty insider rewards program? Is worth it?
I am a beginner to this whole makeup thing. I am planning on getting a card some time and I just wanted to know what it is about and how to join before I sign up. Is it really worth it ? Is it some type of membership program where you're given a credit card and we have to pay back later?
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BEAUTY WHIZ AMWord / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Psssstttt......m26430--- I used your referral code that you had posted on another thread. :) see post
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
Bite sets   http://www.sephora.com/luminous-cr-me-lipstick-trio-P411612?skuId=1870500&icid2=products%20grid:p411612 see post
Want to return something, but no receipt?
Hi, I want to return my Naked 3 Palette, but I don't have the receipt or the box. Can I at least return it for store credit? I have proof that I bought it because it is listed on my beauty insider account.
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HALL OF FAMER BlueEyeAli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That would be up to the manager of the store you go to. Without a receipt or packaging they have a right to not take it as a return and you may not be allowed to return ... see post
Help getting false eyelashes & eye shape
Hi everyone! I've been trying to buy some false eyelashes since I barely have any but I have no clue what kind would look best for my eyes. I have looked online to see if I could determine my eye shape, but my eye shape doesn't seem to even be a category. I seem to be mixed between protruding and a little bit of upturned or "almond" eyes but I sincerely have no clue! What falsies can I wear that won't look bad on me? Do I need to post a picture of myself with no makeup for a better idea? I do have a profile pic set up on here but I have makeup on.
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC chevalamour4evr / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Hi Stephanie, thanks for responding!   I'd like false lashes that are somewhere in between dramatic and natural. I tried natural eyelashes once but I didn't look any d... see post
what am i doing wrong with my makeup? no matter what i do my makeup looks horrible!
I've tried high end makeup and drugstore makeup! Changed my skin care routine and nothing! It looks so dry and patchy in some places but then it seperates and slides off in others, I have no idea what to do! Help!
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Mapleup17 / FRESH FACE / replied
Try a tinted moisturizer rather than a foundation. It's smooth and gives less coverage, but should never cake or anything and will leave your skin hydrated and soft. BB ... see post
Foundation
Hello,  I have recently been struggling to find the perfect foundation. I am going back to school soon and really want to invest in the right one. I don't necessarily have acne, but when i break out I get a few larger pimples. I don't need a ton of coverage, but would like the option to build it if my skin isn't as great one week from the next. I really only try to limit my foundation use to go out at night. My biggest dilemma- I am a sweater!! My skin isn't any more oily than average but I find myself sweating like crazy in the summer, especially during such humid times! I would love some advice on a foundation that fits these requirements!!   Thanks so much,   Sophie
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Soph303 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks so much for your help!! my only concern is with the spf. will that make me look shiny or white in photos? see post
Q. If I am the shade nude in Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, does anyone know what shade I would be in Too Faced Born This Way Foundation?
MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Hswan13,    Your Color IQ is #1Y06 for the  COLOR Nude - light beige/ for fair to light skin tones in the Laura Mercier  Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectr... see post
Kat Von D to Estée Lauder Foundation switch?
I've been using Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation in Light 44 but I'm looking to change it up and try Estée Lauder Double Wear. What would be my shade match?
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choosestarlight / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you very much! see post
Foundation for dry patchy and sensitive skin.
i have dry and sensitive skin, also some redness. Does anyone know any good foundation for dry skin? i am looking for something that wont give me that dry patchy look on my face. i have the make up forever velvet foundation which is nice but still makes certain spot look patchy.
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hiu Glenn71490, Mat Velvet is a great foundation but not so much for dry skin. My favorites for dry skin are Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40  and YS... see post
Will there be an Epic Rewards 2016?
I know last Epic Rewards turned into an epic fiasco so I'm just curious to know if sephora has done away with the epic rewards program all together or if we can expect one this year. 
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HALL OF FAMER BrideSona / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Its usually mid Aug. and has to do with (skincare?) as I remember it.  see post
CONCEALER
Hey guys!!! I need some serious help. I've been looking for a concealer that's light enough for me, I'm usually the lightest shade in any foundation and usually all concealers are too dark. Kat Von D has white out but it's sold out everywhere. Does anyone know when it'll be in stock??? I feel like I've been waiting forever. Does anyone know of any alternatives?
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BEAUTY MAVEN Sophia11 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
This struggle is so very real!    I have searched a long time for something to match my pale skin, red hair, and neutral undertones. So far I've found two that work: U... see post
Anti-aging cream for 20s?
I am 24, almost 25. I am wondering, do you recommend anti-aging creams for someone my age? I want to get a headstart on wrinkles, but I do not want to damage my skin or anything by starting Retinol type products/anti-aging products at too young of an age. If you do recommend it, which type or what should I look for?   Thanks!
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Lorehugh, Yes! You definitely want to use preventative products early so you have less correction issues down the road. They type, however, depends on your skin type ... see post
is it better to use a gel liner on a brush or in a stick on the waterline?
I usually use a creme gel on my waterline but in order for it to stay on I constantly need to touch it up. Is there a gel liner you recommend that will hold up? or is it better to use a pencil/crayon type liner?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Rachelrums, I always use a pencil on my waterline. My favorite is the MUFE Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner. For extended wear, try gently blotting your waterli... see post
HELP!!! I struggle with dry, dehydrated, flaky, sensitive, redness prone skin. I also have eczema.
I struggle with dry, dehydrated, flaky, sensitive, redness prone skin. I also have eczema. Can anyone help me with a skin care routine? I am going insane and broke trying to find the right products. I'm looking for recommendations for a whole routine: cleanser, toner/essence, chemical exfoliants (not scrubs or polishes) treatments (serums and oils), eye cream, and finally a moisturizer.i would also appreciate mask recommendations too; as well as, any advice on how to combat constant chapped, flaky lips. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to respond. Please know, a head of time, that I am truly grateful!
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Glenn71490 / NEWCOMER / replied
also Vaseline is amazing for chapped dry lips I've tried many chap sticks and moisturizers but Vaseline is the best for me.  see post
Buying Eyeshadow
I really like Urban Decay Naked 2 but don't enjoy having the other extras. Is there any products out there that I could match the colors I like? Foxy, Half Baked, Bootycall, Chopper, Tease, Busted.
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BEAUTY PRO Insomniacmuffin / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
She indicated 6 shades that she wanted dupes for.. at $19 each ($114) she is better off buying the UD palette and just ignoring the ones she doesn't want. see post
Makeup for Beginners
I want to start wearing makeup and perfecting my makeup skills. I want to get the right brushes and the right products for my skin. I've been taking care of my skin for 7 years and have been using Nerium day and night cream for the past 10 months. I only break out in my t zone when I'm on my period and my skin isn't sensitive. I would like to know everything I can possibly know for beginners from face to eyes even skin care products. Price is important but I've been saving up to go shopping specifically for makeup this summer (which is almost over x-x) so it's not a pro lem if some items are a lil expensive.
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BEAUTY GURU ajf1 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
@Alaxing All you have to do is ask for samples of products in Sephora and they have tiny plastic containers they will put some product in for you! They normally limit yo... see post
Which urban decay lipstick best matches the Gwen stefani lipstick color ex-girlfriend
I really loved the urban decay lipstick by Gwen stefani especially the shade ex-girlfriend . But now it's discontinued . So which shade is the next best match ? 
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi caviar84,    Regretfully, Sephora no longer carries that shade ;( But, a great dupe would be Bite's Sugarcane - Pale Pink!       see post
Best Single Eyeshadows?
I'm going on a very long trip in March (stay with me, I just like to plan ahead!) and I'm trying to not bring a ton of makeup. For eyeshadow, I think I either want to take a small z palette with some single shadows.   I think I want a couple light/medium browns for my crease, a couple good all over lid shades, and a couple highlight shades (matte or shimmer). I prefer lights neutrals or pinks since I'm fair and I like to keep my makeup very classic and natural.   I only want singles that you can buy in the pan (like MAC or Makeup Geek) since depotting is way too risky for this klutz. I'd also appreciate swatches   Thanks!
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi PreppyBeauty28,   I think your makeup strategy sounds very smart! Creating your own palette is a great way to minimize the amount of makeup you bring on a long tr... see post
false eyelashes
Can the makeup artist's at Sephora show you how to apply false eyelashes
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi gwicker,   Yes, a castmember at your local store should be able to help with this! I recommend contacting your local store directly before you head in for more de... see post
What brands are 100% forsure gluten free? Help!
My sister is allergic to gluten and wants to start getting into makeup! What brands or products can she use??
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BEAUTY BOSS RainbowRae / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I will add: all CoverFX, all  Bite Beauty, many Alterna, all Juice Beauty (Ulta), some Hourglass (individual ingredient list on their website will tell if gf), 100% Pure... see post
Foundation match for Urban Decays All NIghter foundation
I'm using Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Ginger 06, what would be a good match with the New Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation?
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BEAUTY BUFF LuckyLuLu13 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thank you, I'm going to try this shade and hope for the best. see post
Eyebrow Gel for Blondes?
Hi, I am a teenager and I have very light blonde hair and therefore eyebrows. I have been looking for an eyebrow gel that is the right colour for me for a long time with no success. I need something very natural and subtle. It also needs to be of a drugstore price and available in the UK. Thanks very much!
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12slewis / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks! I'll try it. see post
Finding a Different Foundation
So I have been using Urban Decay Naked foundation because its light weight and I only need to use a little to get the job done. Unfortunately, I have been noticing lately that the foundation has been drying with a pinkish/redish tint against my skin tone which is really bad because I am naturally prone to redness on my cheeks. Which liquid foundation do you recommend for me to switch to? (Ive also tried the pressed foundation powder from Laura Mercier which worked for a while until it started clumping and getting weird textured appearance on my skin throughout the day (I have combination/oily skin))   PLEASE HELP!
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BEAUTY BUFF PreppyBeauty28 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I don't want to be too repetitive, but the Too Faced Born This Way is amazing! It does have more of a radiant finish, but I have combo/oily skin too and it makes me look... see post