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In Need of a New Skincare Regimen
Hi Everyone,   So I need some advice. I'm looking to find a new skincare regimen that actually works. I've used things in the past that have either worked for a bit or have done absolutely nothing.    A little bit about my skin. I'm in my mid 20's and have light acne, struggle with uneven texture and have some scarring. My skin is combination and is relatively sensitive. In and ideal world my skincare would clear my acne, even out my texture and lighten my scarring.   If anybody has any product recommendations that would target my problems and that you think would work for me PLEASE let me know!!   Thanks so much!
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AmorePacific-Mositurizer
I am already using the Rejuvenating Eye Gel and have had AMAZING! results.  I need some help in trying to decide whether to purchase the Moisture Bound Refreshing Hydra Gel or the Rejuvenating Creme.  Any input is appreciated. Thank you!!
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JLorie,    Do you have dry skin at all? The Gel is great for a more oily or combo skin type and the creme is great for dry or if you want a bit of nourishment. :)... see post
Looking for new skin care routine for DRY skin!
Currently at night I exfoliate a few times a week and then use a toner and a moisturizer, in the morning I just use a daily moisturizer before applying foundation. I am Definitely going to try both the first aid beuty line and the origins, in place of my Body Shop moisturizers! Are there any other products to help relieve dry skin? have you tried the Perricone MD line?
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KristinaLG,    What exfoliator are you using and how many times a week? That may be part of the problem with your dry skin! Try something very gentle and soothing... see post
Eye Primer for eye liner, rather than eye shadow!
I am looking for an eye primer that will lock in my liner specifically.  I have tried NARS, Sephora Collection, Benefit, and Clinique; all work perfectly for eyeshadow, but I still find my liner migrates throughout the day.  I have oily skin and prefer to use a gel liner; does anyone have any suggestions or alternate methods to keeping my liner where it belongs?   - Irritated Raccoon
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi kvalle,    You have some SUPER good tips below! I recommend using a waterproof liner, shadow to set a liner OR the anastasia gel as well! Those are all great idea... see post
Kat Von D Colour help! :)
Hi can anyone recommend a good colour match for mac NW30, Double wear 3N1 in the Kat von D lock it liquid foundation? x
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi DawnUK,    Try the KVD Lock It foundation in "Medium 52" which has the beige warmer undertones.     see post
How do I maintain a sheer luminescent look when contouring?
I use Stila CC then an illuminating foundation. For a quick makeup time I use cream sticks for highlighting, contouring and cheeks. For a longer time, I use powders. I am told that my makeup looks nice but I would like to achieve a more luminescent look. Is there a finishing spray that is luminescent? I see that you have a new primer. I wondered about that.
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Bluemyrtle45,    Using creams really helps a lot! Do you use a setting power at all? You may even want to try an illuminating primer underneath your makeup to hel... see post
Need help with Dry Combination Skin / Acne prone / Sensitive
Hi,   I need some help with my skin. I believe I have dry combination (easily get oily in the T-zone; some dry patches in the cheekbone areas and chin). My face has never been the acne prone type; in fact, I barely had acne before, probably just 1-2 acnes per month. However, just 2 months recently, it has been breaking out more than usual (most of them were pustules and under skin pimples). My face does not break out that much anymore, but there are still marks of discoloration from the previous pimples, and still the under skin ones (I don't want to pop them). I have tried Murah Acne cleaning kit and Glamglow Super Mud but they did not help (the Glamglow Thirsty Mud even left my face break out more!!)   Also, I have been struggling finding a moisturizer. I want something light-weight and will not clog pores. I have tried Clinique Dramatically Different but it left my face oily, greasy and made me break out even more. Now I'm using water-based gel cream from Laneige. It does feel cool when applying but it does not moisturize for a long time.    My skin is quite sensitive as well. It gets red and irritate quite easily (when it's windy; when I apply makeup or unsuitable skincare products). So it's really hard for me to find an acne treatment and moisturizer.    My current skincare: Face wash: Estee Lauder, Neutrogena Acne Cleaning Exfoliator: The Body Shop Seaweed (3 times a week)  Toner: Estee Lauder Silky Hydrating  Moisturizer: Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream    I would be very grateful if you guys could help me to find a treatment for my acne (to get rid of all the under skin pimples) and the discoloration; and an appropriate moisturizer.    Thank you very much. 
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chaunguyenn / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi Dianabt,    Before this I usually just use face wash Neutrogena, the exfoliator and the Laneige moisturizer. I have been using these for 5 months. Recently I've had... see post
Looking for a new skin care routine, please help!
I am currently looking for a new skincare routine for my dry skin and have no idea where to start.  I currently use the hydrating toner, morning and night cream from the Body Shop but I feel like my makeup is not going on well at all and I can definitely feel the dryness creeping its way through! I do need an under eye cream and any other skincare product recommendations you may have to create a hydrated flawless complection! Thank you!  
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BEAUTY MAVEN Kelsiebay / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I used it about a year ago, I think I did it about 3 times a week. It's hard to remembet, but I remember squeezing the life out of it and was planning on getting it agai... see post
what color would i be?
hi i need help on a foundation match.  i wear Ceylan in Nars Sheer glow, but i want to purchase the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation.  any suggestion on color matching?
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mpeck just answered your first post here!   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/foundation-match-help/td-p/1878565   Try 4.5 for a light medium co... see post
foundation match help
hi i need help on a foundation match. i wear the shade Ceylan in Nars Sheer Glow, but i needed help finding out what shade that would match with in the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation.
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mpeck,    To match your Ceylan in the Nars Sheer Glow, Try the Armani Silk foundation in 4.5 which is more of a medium color but with the same golden yellow under... see post
Unsure of what to be doing in mid-20s
Hi! I am 26 years old and I am unsure of what type of products I should be using to take care of my skin now. I have combination skin (oily t-zone, especially after wearing makeup).  Currently, I use a cleanser, vitamin c moisturizer in the morning, toner with glycolic acid at night, and a serum at night.  However, I think the products I am currently using are too drying, and I'm looking to change things up and want to make sure I choose what I use correctly.  I want to be proactive to keep my skin looking good for as long as possible, but I know it's not good to use powerful anti-aging products too soon as they can thin out your skin and end up having the opposite effect.     So, help! What type of products should I be using, and when should I be using them?  
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HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hey cb!   You've already gotten some great advice! Skincare is very personal, so what works for one person may not work for another. When I first got into skincare, I ... see post
please help!
When I don't wear makeup I am normal/ slightly dry. When I put makeup on I am oily by the end of the day the only foundation I can get away with is Estée Lauder DW. Please give me any suggestions for moisterizers, skincare, foundations, primers, the whole nine yards. Also, what skin type does it sound like I have? I like a more matte finish in foundations but a natural matte. Thanks for the advice!!
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GodsDisciple33 / NEWCOMER / replied
Currently my skincare routine isn't consistant. I do use Purity made simple cleanser, Origins united state balencing tonic, and First aid beauty ultra repair cream. Than... see post
Hydrating tinted gel
I saw a tinted gel that I'd like to purchase, but it has ten shades, and I don't know which shade to choose. I also want to purchase a concealer, but am having the same problem regarding the correct shade. I was at Sephora recently, and they did some type of computer imaging, and gave me my correct shade for two foundations, which are right on, and I really love. The foundations are: Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Matting Oil Free, and Amazonian Clay 12-hour Full Coverage Foundation. The shade for Immaculate is: Sable, and the shade for Amazonian is: Tarte. Thanks for any suggestions.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi diodochokinesis,   I would recommend  Chestnut 09 -  for dark skin with golden tones in the  bareMinerals  COMPLEXION RESCUE™ Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and if ... see post
What product can I use under my makeup so you can't see the dry flakes on my nose and forehead?
cinderella123 / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi All!  I exfoliate, I use the Philosophy cleanser, i have tried different peels (currently the Ole Henricksen Lemon Flash Peel), I use Ole Henrickson moisturizers and ... see post
What Sephora Brand face brush works best with pressed powder?
What Sephora Brand face brush works best with pressed powder? I love Sephora Brand and I do not want to spend too much on a brush. 
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jessie161,    For using a pressed powder I suggest you try the Sephora Brand Classic Multitasker brush #45 which is $24 USD     http://www.sephora.com/class... see post
What's the difference between Caudalie Premier Cru LaCreme and the Caudalie Premier Cru Richie
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi joyojoy,    The Caudalie Premier Cru La Creme Riche is a much heavier ultra rich texture cream- ideal for very dry skin that needs hydration and moisture. It smoo... see post
Twisted Lashes
I really do not like applying mascara. I have tried going to a salon for individual extensions. I was not impressed - for the price of a full set and the costly refills, they did not look that great. The girl applying the extentions told me my natural lashes are "twisted" and growing in different directions. I love the idea of false eyelashes that I do not need to mess with and can skip the mascara application. Any suggestions for my "twisted" lashes?.
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Tametto,    There's actually a term for lashes that tend to grow in haphazard directions (or down towards the eyes)  but sadly it's blanking my mind right now! ... see post
Everyday Makeup using Becca Cosmetic
I'm looking to use  Becca products to create an  everyday makeup looksI just need opinions on what  foundation (between a light to medium coverage) blushes, highlighters and bronzer anything from Becca that would look well with my skin tone (Tahoe in NARS or 1Y11) if using a powder foundation would putting a moisturizing primer before the foundation help keep my skin from feeling dry throughout the day. 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MakeupHustle1!   I really love the Becca Powder Foundation! I definitely recommend using a good moisturizer underneath this foundation, however, this powder looks... see post
korres
I bought Korres Milk Proteins Foaming Cream Cleanser and now I am almost out. I don't see it in your skin care line anymore. Any suggestions for a replacement? My face always feels wonderful with this cleanser and now don't have a clue what to buy to replace it.
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Bbaye,    I love that cleanser too! I'm sad we no longer carry it- You may want to try the Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cleanser which is similar and wont be too ... see post
Tropical Climate
I live in a tropical climate where most people don't have central AC. How can I store my beauty products, especially make-up, to keep them from going bad or bring ruined by the heat and humidity?  I sometimes get trial sizes when I can, but that's not an option for everything nor is it available for everything. I also thought of putting a make-up bag in my purse and carrying it around with me, but I'd rather not have to. What do you guys do or what do you think would help? Also, how much affect do the heat and humidity have on different products?
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AmyFind / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks! I might try that. see post
Are the glamglow products safe to use during pregnancy
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi anneblack,    I recommend you consult directly with your doctor to find out what specific ingredients you need to avoid, and like njattana suggests, bring a list ... see post
what are some good hair and makeup ideas for work?
i recently got a job as a pharmacy cashier at my local rite aid. our work outfit is a blue shirt with khaki pants. what are some good hair and makeup ideas that would go along well with those clothes? Thanks, Sarah
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Sarah,   I would keep it pretty basic with the hair. A cute ponytail or bun would be perfect - this way you don't have to worry much about your hair during your s... see post
Wedding day makeup
I'm wanting to wear a little makeup for my wedding. I actually haven't worn any since high school and that was years ago. I have my stylist who will put it on for me but I have to bring my own. If I visit a store can they help me with finding products I need to buy so I look natural and not over. Done?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Crystal246,   I recommend scheduling a 45-minute makeover and consultation with your local store. The makeup artist in the store will be able to recommend the bes... see post
hard of make up
my face is oil and have smallpox. i chose many oil-up but my skin often appear seriouly make up. i want to make uo lool nature and light skin. please help me fined my best make up. 
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If your skin looks dirty after three hours perhaps you're not matching the makeup close enough to your skintone.  When you put makeup on your cheek does it look the sam... see post
What can I use on second day hair for volume?
BEAUTY WHIZ missrubybabii / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
http://www.sephora.com/triple-sec-3-in-1-P388515?skuId=1638212 Such a great product and works as a dry shampoo, gives you volume, and texture.  see post
60+ skin dryness and wrinkles
I am 60+ and my skin has become extremely dry especially around my eyes and mouth area. I now have wrinkles that I did not have 6 months ago. I'm trying many products, but so far nothing has worked that I am able to notice. I know that I'm looking for a miracle in a jar, but with all these products, there should be something that works.
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dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
 Hi panorama,    I think you would do well with switching a few items out; use a cream or milk based cleanser which can be much more hydrating, and try a good emolli... see post
NARS Cosmetics Products
I'm looking for NARS products that I can use on a daily basis as everyday makeup for myself I work at a daycare but I still like to have my face put together and beautiful when I'm talking with my toddlers parents I know what foundation( Color IQ 1Y11 TAHOE in NARS  Sheer Foundation )  I can use for everyday use but I'm looking for two blushes, bronzer, highlighter and a lipstick/lipgloss that was not so bold. 
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HALL OF FAMER TKLJ / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with the Tolede lipstick, and also nominate Niagara. :) see post
First Aid Beauty vs Philosophy
Lately my face has been feeling more on the greasy side. I have combination, oily t-zone skin with active breakouts and discoloration. I am interested in trying First Aid Beauty or Philosophy but unsure which line would be better for me. I would like a new full regimen please (cleanser to sun protection, including mask, etc)
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, ljulius!  I use both brands.  I also like the Murad acne line.  Currently, I'm using the FAB cleanser and Philosophy Exfoliating Wash. see post
Color choice - Ambient Lighting powder
I have very fair skin (Mac NW15) and am trying to choose the best shade of the Ambient Lighting face powder, to blur imperfections and brighten, and work with my skin tone. I would be using it alone (no foundation). Have been trying to decide between Mood Light and Luminous Light. Advice?
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Kath61,   Both would be really pretty with your skin and undertone. The  Mood Light will be more like a blush color with some highlight, it's a pretty pink lave... see post
Tarte Blush in Exposed
I want to get the Tarte blush in exposed but I am not sure if it will show up on my skin. I wear MUFE HD foundation in 173. I would appreciate suggestions for other natural/neutral toned blushes from Tarte and other brands. Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wear 173 as well. I find Tarte Dazzled to show up quite well when built up. It's a great neutral looking shade that wears a long time. Some of my other go-tos are: NA... see post