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End0ra
In-flight mini facial kit - any other suggestions?
  In a few months I'm going to be doing a very long haul (14 hour) flight. One of the things I'm really looking forward to is settling down in my seat, having a glass of champagne,  giving myself a mini-facial and trying stuff from my recent chic week haul to keep my skin nicely hydrated throughout the flight.  I've also got a few simple makeup things so I'll look reasonably decent when I disembark. I think I've got it  all sussed - it's pretty much all foils and samples so I'm traveling pretty light even though I've got lots of stuff.  I'd love to hear any other suggestions though - TSA approved please!   So, in order of usage, I've got: Ole Henriksen Vit C Cleansing Wipes When Whenever You Travel gel fiber mask Shiseido Benefiance Eye Mask Dior One Essential Serum (foil) Tarte Maracuja Oil Clarins Extra Firming Night Cream L'Occitane hand cream and lip balm Single use moisturizing eye drops Then, for freshening up and getting ready to disembark: Lavanila deodorant  Amele freshening up wipes Dry shampoo Teeth and mouthwash stuff (not pictured) Ole Henriksen Vit C Brightening Serum (foil) Murad day cream (foil) Smashbox primer Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Couple basic eye shadows (not pictured) Lancome black eye pencil Chanel mascara YSL Rebel Nudes glossy stains (foil)
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sourpanda
BEAUTY BOSS sourpanda / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I read somewhere that because you're flying so you'll be closer to the sun and even if you think you can't see any sun there will still be very strong UV rays peeping th... see post
Tesa224
Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation R
 Hi guys,   I recently got the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Rich Chestnut 5C1.  I think this shade matches my skin but I'm not sure. I wear MUFE HD foundation in 178. I tried Estee lauder double wear in Amber Honey 5N2 and that was too orange for me and I tried it in Rich Cocoa 6C1 and that was too dark for me . Do you think this is the correct shade I should be wearing? 
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Tesa224
BEAUTY BUFF Tesa224 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
  Hi Andyhtrieu,   Thank you for the advice. I will have to try this out tomorrow and see what color matches me.  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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kecher
BEAUTY BUFF kecher / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
It looks like the ITA brush is unavailable, NARS seems to have a new #21 contouring brush. Is this one any good? 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
Thanks, I'll look into the Juice Beauty Eye repair!  My bf and I have a ton of the air wick/glade plug in diffusers around the house (like in every room), but I'm guessi... see post
melissaxo15
Makeup for a Beginner
Hi, im just starting out to wear makeup and id really like to know what are the essentials when you first start using makeup? Ive bought a couple stuff from sephora like the cover fx concealer but id still like to know the essentials and what is the routine for putting on makeup. I have sensitive skin so i dont know what kind of makeup to use I really dont want to use foundation i usually use bb cream lol
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blushnglow
BEAUTY BUFF blushnglow / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Regardless whether you are a beginner or not, I thoroughly recommend getting your makeup done by a make up artist at least once. Sephora or any make up counter in major ... see post
ZoeyM
Clinique products
Hi All !!   I once received a sample 3-step package from clinique which came with a soap, another like a toner, and a lotion. I am not sure the exact names of what I used but I loved it. Is there a big package ...or are they sold separately ? Any help !
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ZoeyM, Yes, we sell the Clinique 3 Step system!  Click here to view it > http://www.sephora.com/3-step-skin-care-system-for-skin-types-3-4-combination-oily-to-oi... see post
LibeS87
Eye makeup remover
What is the best eye makeup remover for very sensitive, dry skin (only around the eyes is it dry)? After a week of taking my eye makeup off, my eyes are very sore, especially the tops.
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zarakara
zarakara / NEWCOMER / replied
Coconut oil works wonders, it also helps with dry skin as well.   Another great product is Bioderma Crealine H20 Solution for sensitive skin. I use it as a makeup remo... see post
Ellaz123ts
what are some high end, yet worth the money products for middle schoolers ?
IAmLadyLiterary
BEAUTY BOSS IAmLadyLiterary / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I would definitely recommend getting something like a Naked Palette or the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette.  Also the bareMineral's eyeshadow quads are fantastic.  I... see post
queeenbeee
Setting powder
What is the best powder to set your foundation with? Both loose and pressed? 
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sp2001
BEAUTY GURU sp2001 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
If you can find an MJ perfection powder that doesn't break, I'd jump on that. I've purchased two, love the product but it keeps breaking away from the case. see post
poemelyric
Full Coverage Dior Foundation?
Which Dior liquid foundation has fuller coverage than the rest of the line?  It's been a while since I used a Dior foundation (even then, it was a light coverage powder) and I need a matte finish for my oily skin.  Any suggestions?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi  poemelyric!   Dior's Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Wear Makeup has medium to full coverage and lasts very well on my combination to oily skin. :) On... 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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gingerblack
HALL OF FAMER gingerblack / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What about Urban Decay's palette Naked 2. see post
Jahnina
Q. NARS powder foundation dilemma
I always use NARS (fiji)  powder foundation SPF 12 but its sold out EVERYWHERE for some odd reason!? I absolutely love NARS fiji is my perfect color match but I am in desperate need of a new powder and sense I can't get NARS anytime soon....   Any suggestions on some other good brands I was thinking Chanel but I don't know? I also wonder what would be the color match for other brands for me any suggestions?   Oh and I am 21 with semi dry skin if that info helps. 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Jahnina,   It looks like the NARS Powder Foundation SPF 12 in Fiji will be back in stock on our website in about a week.    If you need a new powder foundatio... 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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LariTheLoud
BEAUTY SAVANT LariTheLoud / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Seconding this. I'm in love with this tinted moisturizer! It gives more than enough coverage to even out my skin tone, and as long as I prime and set with a powder it st... see post
LaraAnalise
(Body) moisturizer for sensitive skin with SPF?
I have sensitive skin on my neck and chest - sometimes (especially after showers) I get an unsightly red rash of hives there which takes a few hours to fade.  I'd like to try using a moisturizer on the area to reduce the inflammation.  Also, since I live in Southern California, I'd really like to use something with SPF.  I prefer to use lightweight moisturizers on my body (anything heavier tends to break me out).  Do you have any recommendations?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi  LaraAnalise!   I recommend trying Dermadoctor's Brazilian BOMBSHELL Skin Perfecting Body Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30. This moisturizer is a smoothing, ... see post
melly921
what is the difference between Eyebrow powder and wax.?
Hi I have a question I was wondering what the difference between eyebrow powder and wax is.? I have a few shaping eyebrow kits the Sephora collection one and the brow envy kit, Which I love that kit, I also received a sample of the Anastasia brow powder duo which I love as well. Im into trying to get the best product for a good looking brow. I noticed too faced had a new wax called bulletproof brows which I was interested in buying, because on Sephora the Anastasia pomade is all sold out. So I was just wondering what the difference was and which is always best to go with.?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Happy to provide a good read to you ladies! :) see post
skyeelissa
Sparse Eyebrows
Do you have any products you'd recommend to help grow eyebrows?
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Chickibum
BEAUTY WHIZ Chickibum / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I use Rogaine lol It works like a charm and is cheap. I just put some on a q-tip and apply to brows at night after all other skincare.  see post
andyhtrieu
How to fix splayed bristles
I accidentally capped my eyeliner brush in a rush and I bent the bristles.... -___-'' Is there a way to fix this?  
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ilovebears
HALL OF FAMER ilovebears / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't know if this is the best way, but when my brushes have some bent or unruly hairs, I wet the brush with warm water, and wrap a paper towel around the brush very t... see post
LH123
stretch mark cover
Hi, do you know any products which can help re stretch marks on legs and thighs. I have been gaining weight recently an red marks appeared ans stretching out a lot. Thanks
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LH123
SCENE QUEEN LH123 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Thank you very much for your help. My stretch mark is spreading out a lot on my calves. Do you think products recommended are helpful to it? see post
2014swallow
How to change birth date? It is incorrect in my account information.
melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi 2014swallow,   I'll message you now to help! see post
allaj
Complete skin care regimen
I am looking for tips regarding complete skin care regimen including facial cleanser, toner, day cream, night cream, and possibly serum. I'm 31 and have fine lines in my forehead and enlarged pores in my T zone. Any recommendations?
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's probably time for some anti aging products. You should consider a Retinol treatment to combat the lines and evenness in your skin. I like Algenist Firming and Lifti... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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