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vitiligo
I have vitiligo and would like some advise on a good concealer to cover my my spots on my face and that won't wash off right away.
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BEAUTY BOSS enbeige / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Coverfx is supposed to be really good too.  see post
How to cover pimples? Good Concealer?
Help! Im going into 9th grade and am looking for a better makeup/skincare routine, as of right now i wear an elf primer, maybelline acne fighting bb cream, a crappy concealer, and a smooth minerals press powder, any ideas as to what i can use to cover the occassional breakouts (and a better concealer)   ps- i have a fair skintone (im a redhead) and a normal skin type
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Q. Foundation for acne scars & advice on shade
Hi!  I'm stuck home after back surgery so can't get out to my Sephora.  I'm looking for a new foundation to cover/fill in acne scars.  I have a great primer but need foundation.  Here's my info: I'm naturally very fair with cool pink undertones but use self-tanner so not sure if that would effect the undertone of the foundation I pick. I want my face to match my neck with self-tanner on it.  I think if I get a foundation with pink undertones it won't match the yellow in the tanner.  I have combo skin, oily t-zone.  I'm 53 and I take good care of my skin so wrinkles aren't an issue.  To recap: need foundation to cover acne scars (some deep); what color/undertone should I get to work with the tone self-tanner makes my skin? I'm looking at Estée Lauder Extreme Wear (I think that's what it's called) or Kat Von D but I'm open to ANY suggestions. Phew!  Ty so much for helping me!  Being stuck at home sucks...especially when you wanna makeup shop!
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Skin Care Help Please!
I need advice on skin care that works for a 36 year old that still has acne. Not only do I still have problems with acne, I'm now in my 30s and don't want to create wrinkles. My skin is olive and tends have dark spots where blemishes have been. I also have dark spots along my jaw line which are new in the last couple of years. I'm sure a lot of it is related to stress and hormones, but neither one of those things are going away. I've tried pretty much everything including Obagi. It seems that things people have recommended have either focused on improving the dark spots and made the acne worse or vice versa. Isn't there something out there that can effectively treat both? Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Totally agree on the dairy!  I cut out milk completely and only occasionally have cheese and ice cream.  Within a month or so my skin improved drastically. see post
Concealer match
Hi I recently started using Nars sheer glow foundation and I am in the shade punjab and I really was wanting to try Nars concealer stick but unfortunately i don't know what shade i would be so i was wondering if you would mind helping me. Thank You!!!
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Gift Cards
Hi, everyone! I have a question regarding gift-cards bought in United States. One of my friend has a Sephora gift card and she doesn't wear makeup so I was wondering if I can use her gift card number in Canada at any Sephora retail store. I won't have the actual gift-card but would a gift card number or scanned copy of the gift card work? Looking forward to any replies by the experts.
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Can pink hair dye hide my left over nasty green color?
So I dyed my hair green a few months back and I faded it but didn't take all the color out. After that I bleached it, which didn't take out the rest of the green...so then I used One N Only Colorfix (I used it about a week ago) from Sally's Beauty Supply. It seemed like it removed it, but the green is slowly coming back. Nothing is working. My hair is a disgusting embarrassing snot green/yellow color. I wanted to dye it pink tomorrow! Will the pink dye cover it, or will I have to try something else?   Here is my hair color now (sorry, I had just washed it):    I wanted to dye it this color:    Please help! I'm at my wits end.
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BEAUTY MAVEN luvmygloss99 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
If you can, try a color stripper which you can usually find at local drug stores and beauty stores- This will help to get at least some of the green/blue out. I had blue... see post
Staying matte
How can I keep my face matte all day? I live in a very hot and humid place and have oily skin. What product do you recommend?
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BEAUTY MASTER nycmle / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Becca's Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector is AMAZING! see post
Brow shaping advice requested
I typically get my brows waxed to clear out obvious strays, and pretty much keep things natural beyond that. Being a beauty newbie who is starting to experiment with more involved looks, I keep thinking the portions of my brow that are closest to my nose are a little too bushy and cut off my brow bone a little too much. I'm thinking about carefully tweezing on my (where I can make decisions on each individual hair) rather than go to a salon and risk having too much removed.    The look I am going for is a mild reshape to make my brow bone more visible and give me a little more space to play with colors. Having a fuller face, I suspect I shouldn't make them too whispy.    Is is this a reasonable goal?    Some image of what I currently have going on are below.    Am I nuts to consider reshaping on my own? Should I use a template such as the ABH ones, or just go without? Any favorite templates? If professional help is advised, how to I find a professional who won't over do it?    I realize this this is such a basic question, so I really appreciate any advice I can get!           
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Templates for brows always puzzle me.  How can one have a brow template?  That would be like saying there is a template for a nose...there are no two noses alike.  This ... see post
Q. Glasses-proof makeup!
Hi, everyone!  I've read a bunch of older threads regarding glasses and makeup, but I have a specific question for those of you who wear glasses and makeup.  I need to wear my glasses at work because I work on a computer, and I just can't look at screens anymore without them.  I don't need them for the rest of the day, until it gets dark, and I need them again.  Basically, I'm going to spend a considerable portion of my day wearing them, and a considerable portion not wearing them.  Every day when I take them off, though, my foundation is smudged on the sides of my nose and the bridge of my nose, where they rest on my face.   The question, then, is what will actually survive through 8 hours or so of glasses?  My usual routine is toner and moisturizer in the morning, then primer (either Smashbox or the Porefessional, whichever I grab first), foundation (Clinique Even Better Makeup), and a little bit of powder to set it (typically ELF, unless I have a sample of something else laying around).  Is there an unbeatable foundation I should try?  Different powder?  Or do I just need to start carrying a kit to fix my face after work?  (Ugh)
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BEAUTY MAVEN luvmygloss99 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I wear glasses sometimes when my allergies are too much and found that a curling/lifting mascara is best to keep my lashes from bouncing into the glasses lens.   Also ... see post
I have two other Sephora beauty's, how can I add those points into my online account?
I have two other Sephora beauty's, how can I add those points into my online account?
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HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You will need to contact customer service so they can merge the accounts. If you scroll to the bottom of the website and click the "Customer Service" link you can find t... see post
Foundation Color
I'm currently using Sephora Collection 10 Hour Wear Foundation in 23 Light Neutral Beige, I'm looking into Nars foundation All Day Luminous Foundation what would be a compatible color?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Stephm1980!   I inputted your Sephora foundation shade into the Color IQ feature and it does indeed show a match to the All Day Luminous from Nars (Vallauris): ht... see post
Mascara help! I need my lashes to curl!
What is the best mascara for curl?
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CC Cream Color Match
Hi, I am a 2Y08 Sephora color match and I typically use the Bobbie Brown Medium to Dark BB cream. Which shade of the Sephora Collection Skin Perfect CC Cream would be the best match for me? Also would the Stila CC Color Correcting Cream in the shade Tone work for me? Thanks!
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Virgin to skin routines, help!
Basically I'm a slob.  I'm, 23 working full time in the city, and having a 2 hour or more commute ONE WAY.  So I have not been taking care of myself.  But now I won't be having that crazy commute anymore and I want to start looking like I care what I look like.   -combination skin, oily t-zone but can get dry in other areas. -have a break out once in a while but nothing too bad, black heads as well -no real skin sensitivy that I can think of  -I just want to have nice skin for days when I don't want to wear make up and for days that I do want to my make up will look on point because I started with a good foundation (my skin!)
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BEAUTY SAVANT hopkinss33 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
There are a few basics that make for a really quick and easy skincare routine (seriously...like most of it can be done in the shower and the rest is maybe 5 minutes a da... see post
How do I use YSL blur perfector?
I've put it on over foundation, and it make my skin look like it's peeling. It literally looks mottled and uneven.  Am I doing something wrong?
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BEAUTY BUFF TopazBeth / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I've tried it both on top of makeup and on its own. Alone, I use my fingertips and sweep it on in short strokes. On top of makeup, use the applicator and just tap it. see post
Estée Lauder double wear
I'm trying to find my shade in Double Wear. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour foundation in Medium Beige matched my skin perfectly but didn't provide enough long lasting coverage. My skin is light-medium cool toned. The Estée Lauder counter gave me Desert Beige but it is too warm & washed me out. From what I can tell from searching on line Pure Beige 2C1 or Fresco 2C3 would be better for my skin tone. Need help comparing the Tarte shade to Double Wear. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Makeup brushes!!
What are some of the best eyeshadow makeup brushes? I dont know what to do, if i should    spend a lot of money on a 3 mac brushes? OR spend a little bit of money on real techniques brushes?    
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BEAUTY SAVANT bloom9159 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Agreed! Although Haks + Goss (and Chiku, etc.) aren't necessarily great "starter brushes". I feel like they need to be worked up to, ya know? They need to be treasured l... see post
Nars Concealer with Beauty Blender?
I was wondering how well the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer works with the beauty blender (original and mini). Does it blend/look better than just using your finger? Does using the beauty blender affect how it will look/last throughout the day? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love the combination of the two. I apply concealers before a foundation so it matters how my concealer is settled on the skin.  my favourite concealer to use is the N... see post
eyeliner and going back to college look
My eyeliner ALWAYS goes away on my waterline. So im looking for a dark (no liquid eyeliner) for my lower waterline. I dont like to keep sharpening them either. Im also very new to makeup. I went inside your store and I couldn't choose, What do you recommend on buying. I'm going to be going to college. So i want the older but elegant look. Bold eyes is a must,
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BEAUTY WHIZ rachenall / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hands down, the Marc Jacobs gel eyeliner. It is smooth and creamy, so it doesn't hurt when your put it on your waterline like some eyeliners do. Plus it lasts a really l... see post
Want to have flawless Kylie Jenner skin
I have combination skin. Oily t-zone and sometimes dry patches.  I feel like all foundations I've tried are too heavy or are too light basically don't cover anything.  I like the almost photoshopped look Kylie's skin has but which foundation is good for that?
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sending you a PM. see post
'Sephora 10 hr wear perfection foundation' shade recommendation
Is the following product discontinued- '10hr wear perfection foundation' in the shade '22 clair light natural (P)'? And if so, can you recommend an equivalent shade of foundation from the same foundation (the sephora 10 hr wear perfection foundation collection) please? thanking you in advance
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Nude or Warm Nude, from Too Faced Born This Way collection
I have neutral skin with both pink and yellow undertones. Yellow is more predominant. I left the store today with Nude. According to my Color IQ 2Y05 Nude is the perfect match.  It blended beautifully into my jaw area, but am I better off with a pink or a yellow undertone? Which one would best liven up the skin tone? Will the Nude (pink undertone) accentuate hormonal Rosacea? 
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HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would take the "___ undertone" official descriptors with a grain of salt. Many brands lean one way or the other; there is no absolute scale of what is a "yellow" vs a ... see post
Q. Looking for a lip liner
I recently bought a Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in 48 Satin Blackcurrant and I'm wondering what the name of the lip liner is that goes with it?
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BEAUTY WHIZ MUAStephM / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. I don't have that lipstick, but I have the lipliner 10c. I think it would be a good liner for it. Maybe a shade too light as I can wear it for my darker but not ultra da... see post
Caudalie Vinopure Fluide Matte Finish Fluid
I recently received a sample size of Caudalie Vinopure Fluide Matte Finish Fluid and I can't seem to find it on the website or anywhere online. Does the bigger size go by a different name? Do they no longer carry this product? Help!  i need it!
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what is the best self sharpening eyeliner?
who has the most colors?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Marc Jacob's High Liners (waterproof) are an automatic pencil that twist up; however, their tips do dull and since the barrel encasing them is a hard plastic, it can't b... see post
Removing Items from my cart?!
This is mainly just a curiosity thing, but this isn't the first time it happened. I am hoping this isn't going to kill the awesome positive vibe we have back today!! But when you are in the process of checking out, is there a way to make sure that your items in your cart stay your items? I had the Naked Flushed that was in the sale section in my cart twice. On 2 different days, and it has been taken out because I have been continuing to shop. :-(
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BEAUTY MASTER Tracib1981 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I never thought i would say this- but be more like ticketmaster. You get 5 minutes before it bounces back. see post
Facial Radiance Capsules
Does anyone now if facial capsules expire?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Feel free to reach out to The Body Shop's customer service as well! :) see post
I'm having a hard time applying single lashes
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Jasmine1amaya! Individual lashes or smaller clusters will require you to be a bit more precise and meticulous with application to ensure both eyes are balanced and r... see post
A good bb cream
I am currently searching for a light bb cream that can help blur my teenage breakouts and that is good with oily skin. I would also love if it could give me a nice radiant glow. Any suggestions? Any products that are good for this would be extremely helpful!
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BEAUTY WHIZ beauty1bliss / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
http://www.sephora.com/photo-finish-more-than-primer-blemish-control-P379830?skuId=1523422 Here is the link to the smashbox one  see post