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estherchou
Q. I need a facial mist with a cap!
My fresh rosewater mist arrived and doesn't have a cap! I want to carry a facial mist in my purse so it needs a cap! Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Sonny4President
BEAUTY MASTER Sonny4President / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I got you covered gurl, here are my two FAVS   http://www.sephora.com/moisture-bound-skin-energy-hydration-delivery-system-P232929?skuId=1161660 http://www.sephora.co... see post
nasnousa
Face powder brush
Any suggestions for great brush for applying compact face powder?  I only need light coverage.  (I don't prefer Sephora brushes because that ones I bought shed a lot).  Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.
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marthayork2000
marthayork2000 / NEWCOMER / replied
The elf total face brush has worked really well for me, hasn't shed ever, applies well, and it's only $1 so there's nothing to lose. see post
louistomlinson
What's wrong with my Naked 2 palette?
okay so I bought my naked 2 palette about a week ago and i'm kinda new to eyeshadow so please don't judge me if this question is really dumb haha.  but there is something weird about the pigmentation in my palette, because some of the colours aren't as pigmented as I thought they would be. for example, verve hardly shows up even when i swatch it with my finger. however, i went to sephora and swatched their palette really lightly on verve and it was REALLY pigmented.  does it get more pigmented as you use it more because of the layers? or does it have to do with something else (like how many people touched it etc.)? or is mine just defected... this is actually really worrying so please help! 
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kenny
HALL OF FAMER kenny / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hmm, unfortunately I don't have that particular palette, so I can't say first hand how those shades are. But it's not a problem I've heard of before. If you aren't happy... see post
SaturnKisses
ow do you apply liquid luminizer?
Brush? Finger? Sponge? I have Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer. I want a natural look. I don't want to overdue it. Thanks ladies.  Sorry for the typo *How
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dyslexia
BEAUTY WHIZ dyslexia / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
YMMV, but I dab it on lightly with ring finger just over whatever layer of concealer, foundation, BB, or tinted moisturizer I have applied and not yet blended in -- and ... see post
GennX
Eyelash glue without formaldehyde?
Are there any eyelash glue formulas that don't have formaldehyde as one of their ingredients? I looked through to see if anyone had asked this question before, and came up empty so I'm asking it. After all, it's not exactly tempting to put the same substance they use to preserve dead animals in jars and to prepare bodies for burial so close to my currently living and in-use eyes.  I ordered a giant lot of false eyelashes and figured that the glue that came with a "starter set" that was in the lot would be fine to use....until I looked at the ingredients (why I didn't do that before ordering I couldn't tell you!)...
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alissonnj
HELP! Extreme dry, flaky under-eye
Hi.   I have been washing my face with a new face wash that has dried out my under eyes a lot. I will stop using it by my eyes... in the mean while, the delicate skin under my eyes has begun flaking. I need to figure out a fix ASAP.    Right now I have the following: Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm C linique A ll A bout E yes ...and while they are all good products for normal hydration needs, they are not doing the job for my current situation.   In the past I have had good luck with Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Intensive Eye Contour Cream but it does contain parabens and I am trying to phase them out. I just returned the Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream because it totally irritated my skin (and may have actually been the true culprit for my current problem).    So, what are your paraben-free, extreme hydration eye cream recommendations?   TIA!! 
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alissonnj
BEAUTY BUFF alissonnj / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks so much - great advice.  see post
angelic4296
Best Application Method for Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation?
So I recently purchased the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in Buff N (210).  I initially thought it was going to be too light for me (in color), but surprisingly, it blended really well.  I need advice on the best way to apply this foundation.  The first time, I didn't use a primer at all since I don't have super oily skin, but more combination, and I know some of these full coverage foundations can really stick to dry patches.  I applied it with a damp Beauty Blender.  Kept me pretty matte, but the coverage wasn't great at all.     The next time I used the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment primer, my holy grail primer (again applying with a damp Beauty Blender), and I was OILY about 5 hours into the day, which is unusual for me...usually my T-zone gets oily, but not my whole face...it's like my makeup slid right off.   I'm thinking of trying it with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer and a buffing brush rather than the Beauty Blender.  If I want GOOD coverage and to STAY matte...would this be a better combo?  Or should I forego primer altogether with this particular foundation (again, keeping in mind I have combination skin, so I have propensity for dry patches in the winter)?   Oy, the trials and tribulations of full coverage foundation application lol.....
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Angelic, I like to use the SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Airbrush #55 when applying full coverage foundation. I also find that mixing a drop or two of the MAKE UP FOR EVER... see post
ShadesOfYellow
Watery Eyes & Too Faced Semi Sweet Palette
I sometimes get watery eyes when I wear certain eyeshadows/eyeliner (I returned the Stila Stay All Day Liquid liner because of this). Lately I’ve noticed that when wearing shadows from the new Too Faced Semi-Sweet palette my eyes have been getting very watery. Has anyone else experienced this? And is this a symptom of something that should alarm me?   Thanks!   Felicia
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ShadesofYellow, You might be allergic to an ingredient in the shadows. If it only happens when you use this palette, I would suggest to stop using it. Take note of ... see post
meganlisa
Advice; service issue escalated twice but district manager ignoring it
So I had the worst retail experience of my life at a local sephora now almost 2 months ago.  I have complained multiple times to the Rouge line (which has escalated it twice to the district manager), posted on BT and filled out the online survey.  No response.  Basically the district manager is choosing to ignore it. In short, a Store Director was rude to me and her new employee.  She gave me a very hard time about a return of a recently purchased item, unused and with receipt (rude from the moment she walked up to show a new employee how to do a return).  My credit card had been stolen two days before so she said Sephora wouldn't take it back.  I insisted.  She persisted, being argumentative and accusatory.  I insisted, explaining Sephora policy to her calmly.  I also bit my tongue for the ten minutes the return took then at the end pointed out that she could have called the credit card company to verity the account (I've since learned that returns go through on re-issued cards, only sales don't).  She told me "I had to" lower my tone.  It wasn't raised but it wasn't friendly. I told her that I don't have to do anything (she has apparently never heard of please or even common courtesy) then she kicked me out of the store. Her new employee…was apologizing the whole time and quite upset. And the district managers response has been to basically not respond, even though the issue has been repeatedly escalated. I plan to keep calling, posting complaints etc.  Any other thoughts or advice?  I am still, months later, so mad at how badly this store manager behaved.  Even a little courtesy would have made all the difference. Practical results?  I skipped the KVD interstellar and MUFE 50 shades, getting a Chanel highlighter (Macy's) and 4 TF Lips and Boys (Neimans) instead.  I was going to get the Pantone palette and blush (I already ordered the lipstick) but might get the Guerlain or Chanel spring stuff (Nordstrom) instead. Thanks for listening and advice. Once and a while we get mad enough to persist.  This situation was seriously by far the worst retail experience I've ever had.  And I was dressed nicely, being on my way to a formal dinner.
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meganlisa
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Agreed!  We all want a happy ending….at least I do. And I got one.  Thanks for the support. see post
marthayork2000
How to figure out what color my undertone is?
I know I have neutral toned skin but how do you know if you have a yellow undertone, pink, beige, etc.? I've done a lot of stupid internet tests that failed to give me the answer to my questions. Every time they say "Your undertone is neutral !" Like, that's not what I wanted. Help?
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GennX
BEAUTY WHIZ GennX / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
When all else fails, grab someone you know to help. A lot of the time determining your skin undertone will be easier in natural outdoor lighting - sunny or cloudy doesn'... see post
CaseyC1851
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette or It Cosmetics Contour Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette or It Cosmetics Contour Palette? I can't decide which is better, help??   I am blonde, green hazel eyes, with a light to medium skin tone.  
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi CaseyC, I recommend the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit because not only is the quality outstanding, but the palette is also refillable!  These colors are all y... see post
ksims
Best chemical exfoliant for complicated skin
I am interested in trying a chemical exfoliant, but am not sure which would be best for me skin.  I have sensitive, acne-prone, combination skin.  Blackheads on my nose are a particular concern of mine.  I really want to find something that will clean out my pores and brighten my skin tone.  I am wary to try a chemical exfoliant because of my sensitivity, but think this is probably the best way to treat my skin outside of a dermatologist.  What would you suggest?  I'm not too concerned about price, as long as it works!
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jemly
BEAUTY MASTER jemly / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
hi ksims, do you know what exactly it is you are sensitive to ? is it acids (AHAs / BHAs) in general, or particular kinds ?    i have 3 sort of recommendations, 2 are ... see post
machamlet
Q. the blush challenge -- when ruddy skin tends to dominate
Hi All, I have ruddy skin and while I can go ahead and use my own redness for blush... I do not want to do that! I use Fusion Ink -- awesome -- which rids me of most of the my ruddiness. I was wondering what color blush and brand would be a fun try for someone who has brown eyes, normally wears dark eyeshadow and liner. I have pinks.. but seriously for the most part...pretty BORING. 
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I think dusty rose would be nice too, such as illamasqua naked rose, burberry cameo pink or Nars madly.   see post
xoxsarai
Naked 3 Palette
I just bought the Naked 3 Palette but I need some advice on how to use it?!!
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Jamilah10
BEAUTY BUFF Jamilah10 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I would recommend using limit as the transitional color, **bleep** in the crease, buzz or trick as the lid color, (black heart in the outer v if you want to deepen the l... see post
mstish
DESPERATE to find same shade of Josie Maran's Limitless Pink w/staying power! HELP PLZ
I finally found the PERFECT " my lips only better " lip color.... Josie Maran's Limitless Pink (Infinity Lip & Cheek). Only prb, color only stays 30 min b5 reapp needed. What has the same/similar shade of Limitless Pink, but w/a bit of staying power?  I don't know how to describe it, or the undertone, so that info would be great too. I'm opened to whatever has that beautiful shade of pink I need.   Any help is appreciated 
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mstish, Try MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge in 15 Pink, or Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer in Pink Social.   Also, SEPHORA COLLECTION Color Lip Last in... see post
Vaashtii
Forum email notifications
I've noticed over the last week or so, that I'm not receiving any forum notifications. Like when I get a new private message or when  someone posts to thread to which I've subscribed.    Does anyone have any ideas on how to remedy that?
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csb1966
Should i use warm or cool shades?
I have warm-toned pale skin (3y03 in Pantone), warm eyes (hazel green), but really purple toned lips and, if I left my hair natural it would be salt and pepper. I dye my hair dark brown, but waver between neutral and warm tones. When I wear warm tones, i think I look good, but the second my lipstick fades, I look washed out. I have used the Bobbi Brown philosophy which is based on lip tone, but sometimes feel washed out with full makeup on. (Bobbi's makeup is very blue based, and my natural lip shade is her pink mauve.) should I just make sure I can re apply all day?
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GennX
BEAUTY WHIZ GennX / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Some people look good in red, you happen to be one of them! I hate when products I love and consistently use daily are discontinued, the worst is when there's nothing ev... see post
xlindy
Jack black Power Trip Travel Set Restock
Anyone know when this will restock or where else it is sold?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It appears to be an online only item but it's also available on Macy's, Dermstore, Nordstrom, and Jack Black's website.   Be sure to be signed up for inventory emails ... see post
kayleighkhaos
Beauty Consulation
Today my husband bought me a gift card for $125 and got a Personal Beauty Consultation. I'm confused on how this works. Do I have to spend the $125 after the consultation? Am I obligated to purchase afterwords?
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GennX
BEAUTY WHIZ GennX / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
When I went in for both of my makeover appointments it was to get my makeup done for an event I was going to later in the evening. I had pinned some makeup looks that I ... see post
JuaniMartinez
I'm a b30 in ysl fusion ink,what shade should I purchase in double wear
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JuaniMartinez,   According to Color IQ, you would be Pebble 3C2 in the Double Wear Foundation. I love this foundation! It gives flawless coverage and seriously la... see post
jesse414
I need a eye cream//balm for fine lines and wrinkles. I am 50
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jesse, I also love the Algenist Eye Balm!  Alguronic Acid, which is produced from microalgae, was discovered by scientists to regenerate skin cells, which results i... see post
ilovpurses
Why won't my lips stop peeling!!?
It's so annoying. I have used every lip product out there from Bite's and Fresh's scrubs, to Sephora's $6 balm to Amore Pacific's $42 balm, Fresh lip serum and every product in between and nothing helps. NOTHING. Spring, summer, fall and winter, it's not even seasonal. Vaseline even, nothing works.    When I'm not wearing balms I'm wearing moisturizing lipsticks.    I just don't get it. I don't think there is anything else for me to try.    Anyone else suffer from this and have you found a solution? It's been years and years for me of trying everything. 
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trucie
BEAUTY GURU trucie / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have the same problem.  I put the Nude Genius Oil on my lips and then 'seal' it with a basic lip balm. It works wonders. :D see post
karinerouyn
Is there a boxing day sale online?
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Karinerouyn, Yes we will be sending out emails for our Boxing Day celebration! Please make sure you're subscribed and check your emails for more info as it gets clo... see post
Emylulu
Athletic beauty essentials
Athletic beauty essentials from makeup, to face wash....EVERYTHING
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lachaton
BEAUTY MASTER lachaton / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
This is a good list!   I like the Ole Henriksen face wipes in my gym bag :)    I agree that SPF is a must, if I'm outside.    I also need a lip balm - Jack Black i... see post
MilkyHannah
Foundation
I have been using Tarte clay foundation for almost two years. I love the coverage it gives me but I really want to try another foundation. The only setback is, my skin is extremely light. I have difficulties finding a foundation that doesn't make me look orange, so I am hesitant to stray from the one I already am comfortable with. Can you recommend another brand of full-coverage foundation, which shade and a concealer that will pair nicely? I have yellow undertones around my t-zone. Not many break outs but I am prone to a large blemish or two a couple times a month.  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you know what color your are in the Tarte foundation, I'd suggest checking out the Color IQ function that Sephora has with it's partnership with Pantone:   http://w... see post
risbaby13
Foundation shade?
This morning I threw away all my makeup while I was having a fit... so I am looking to buy new foundation!! I have no idea what shade to get or even what brand foundation. I have red blemishy combination type skin so I like good coverage but I don't like to look cakey. Usually I put liquid foundation and cover it with powder foundation, I don't know if that is normal but I'm open to liquid or powder foundation. Any tips on how to apply would be nice. My skin is fairly white and I don't know about undertones, I heard to look at your veins, mine appear green/blue-ish? So whatever that is. Any help is appreciated and thank you in advance!! Here is a picture of me so you get the idea.
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risbaby13
risbaby13 / NEWCOMER / replied
@SukoshiAihoshi thank you for your help!! see post
DB999
Hand Cream/Lotion
I am looking for a hand cream/lotion for dry and cracked hands?  Any recommendations?
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DB999
DB999 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks for all of the suggestions!! I think she will be getting a few samples as stocking stuffers! see post
fashionnerd13
recommendations on a men's shaving cream without aloe?
My older brother is allergic to aloe, and since it's in basically every shaving cream we can find, he has a hard time shaving. Does anyone know of any good shaving creams/lotions that don't contain aloe? I'd really like to get him one for Christmas!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Jack Black's Beard Lube is almost a gel-cream hybrid, it doesn't get super foamy so your brother can still see where he's shaving and it provides a good slip between raz... see post
jesse414
Need a foundation, radiant/matte finish with some anti aging benefits. I am 50, nothing heavy.
lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For some options for a neutral tinted eye shadow primer, check out:   -Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer, includes a doe-foot applicator with a soft nude undertone and ... see post
Valorie89
Best Powder
  What is the best powder full coverage powder to use with Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage foundation?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're already a fan and use Tarte's liquid foundation and want to build up coverage even more with a foundation/full coverage powder, check out their Amazonian Clay ... see post