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sammieem
HELP: Dry combination skin with breakouts
My skin is dry combination, I tend to have an oily forehead/t zone and around my eyes. My cheeks and the rest of my face are really dry. I've been washing my face everyday twice a day, and moisturizing after with a salicylic acid moisturizer, using face masks, and a Mario Badescu treatment. Lately I have been having breakouts that don't seem to be getting better. I use spot treatments but no matter how much I moisturize even on my oily areas I still end up getting gross dry flaky spots where I treat my acne.    Any tips/ products I can use to get rid of acne/and or dry spots? 
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Try asking for samples too! That can be a good way to try new items without risking the purchase first ;)  see post
Renukaa
what could i use to make my eyebrows look thinner?
dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Renukaa,    I'm not really sure if you want to MAKE them brows or thinner (which would require tweezing, waxing, threading etc.) or want to minimize their a... see post
farrahcanary
Foundation Shades
Hi! I wondering if you knew which shade of the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation is most similar to the Shiseido Dual Balancing Foundation in the I00 shade?
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Farrahcanary,    To match the Shiseido in I00, try the Nars Sheer Glow in " Siberia" which is the lightest shade and is for more fair to  light skin tones w... see post
geminieva
eyeliner still smudges with eye makeup primer
Hi - i need an expert's feedback on how to apply eyeliner on without it smudging.  I've tried applying primer such like Too Face's Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay's Primer Potion with eyeliners like Urban Decay 24/7, Nars Larger than Life, Bobbi Brown Gel liner, and Chanel Long-lasting eyeliner.  The primers didn't work on me.  My eyelids do get oily for some reason when my entire face is normal to dry.  What am i doing wrong or what am i not using correctly?  
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pvbgal
BEAUTY MAVEN pvbgal / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have always had problems with this until I came across Buxom's Stick Around Primer. This is a little miracle product. I apply with a synthetic brush across my entire e... see post
joypo66
I am color matched B30. What shade should I purchase in the Estée Lauder double wear foundation?
joypo66
joypo66 / NEWCOMER / replied
The rrep I spoke to said theYSL foundation B30.  Thank you see post
Lareinay
Dry and Flaky skin
Hello! My skin is really dry and flaky so when I put on concealer and/or foundation, it doesn't cover up, it just defines the dry skin. Any suggestions?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Lareinay! Please provide us with a little more information regarding your skincare routine so we can recommend the best products for you. :) see post
JGMiller
Lines under my eyes more prevalent after switching to Sephora
I am new to sephora and just had a makeover done.  I purchased the Jeil Hourlgass Primer, YSL Touche Eclat Concealer, Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, Givenchy Photo Perfection Foundation, Sephora Micro Smooth Powder and Nars Issist Highlight Pallete.  All of these products were used on me during my make over and at the time I loved it.  After using for a month now, I am noticing that the lines under my eyes are more prevalent than before.  So, I have quit using the Brightening Powder and Sephora Powder and that has helped some.  I was also wondering if maybe the illuminiation in the highlighting pallet might be causing the lines to show up more.  Do you have any suggestions on what I shoud do diffrent to help with this problem?  Yes, I do have lines but they were not as noticble before I switched makeup.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JGMiller,   Make sure you are using a great moisturizer on a daily basis. If skin is dry, powders can accentuate fine lines around the face. For underneath your e... see post
DrGracie
Lip Color--Great sample!
What is the Sephora kind and color of lipstick in the July birthday gift? I lost my sample size and want to buy it.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi DrGracie,   The shade is N9 Copper Pink MUF Rouge Artist Natural. I hope that this helps!     It also goes well with the MUF Labshine Star Co... see post
Bex1122
best Substitute for DIORSHOW PURE LIGHT 100
Hi there. I still havent found a foundation i like anywhere as much as the discontinued Diorshow Pure Light foundation 100. Can anyone suggest a foundation that is very close?  Thanks 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Bex1122!   I recommend trying Estee Lauder's Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup. This foundation is very lightweight and natural looking. It is very similar t... see post
Anisa89
Puffy eye and white spots
Hello,   I have puffy eyes and tiny white spots under the eye and it looks strange, I am very conscious about it. I am 26 and I have used so many products yet no luck! Any suggestions would be really appreciated.   Thanks
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Anisa89,   I agree with lylysa. It sounds like you may have milia underneath your eyes. I recommend reaching out to a professional like a dermatologist or estheti... see post
toshfeb
Wedding makeup
Hi! I am looking for a full coverage foundation that'll last, works with my Lora mercier primer, photograph's well. I have normal/combo skin type. I want a very glam look
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi toshfeb,   I definitely recommend trying Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation for your wedding day. This foundation is my favorite to wear for special events or whe... see post
ljulius
Fresh, Boscia, or Origins
Hello! I'm looking to redo my regimen to use gentler products. I have acne prone skin with a significant amount of discoloration from my hormonal breakouts. I've been using Kate Somerville for years but it doesn't seem to be working for me anymore, so I want to switch to another line that is gentler. I am looking for a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen
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MegEm
BEAUTY PRO MegEm / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have trouble with breakouts as well, and have been happy with the Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu moisturizer, serum, and sleep mask; they brighten up my complexion, which... see post
jozkid
Getting teeth whitened. Any suggestions?
OK, so I bit the bullet (no pun intended) and made an appointment at my dentist to get my teeth professionally whitened. Anyone have any words of wisdom on preparation, longevity, whitening I can expect, etc? I've questioned my dentist bunches of times (this is not something I just jumped into), but I'd really like some feedback from people who've had it done. I'm looking forward to this, but I'm a little anxious, too!
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distracts
BEAUTY BUFF distracts / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The superwhiteness that you see the first few days after the treatment fades quickly - it is not the true whiteness you'll achieve. My teeth were very sensitive for abou... see post
jloohio
what lip gloss goes well with Smashbox blush "blissful"?
mbliger
BEAUTY WHIZ mbliger / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I own this blush and I love pairing it with the Buxom lipgloss/lip cream in Mudslide. see post
KateLovesYSL
What foundation colour would I be for YSL Ink Foundation?
Hi, My sephora doesn't yet have the YSL ink foundation so that i can get colour matched. And I heard that its a really great formula but don't want to buy the wrong shade   I'm #3 in Guerlain's LdP and 300 in Dior's Airflash foundation.  Can someone please recommend me a shade for the new YSL foundation?   Thanks!
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Blackwhiskey
HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm guilty of placing an order to get a sample, but I actually needed what I ordered. I had bought the new artist shade from MUFE but forget to add in the palette, lol..... see post
makeupaddict401
Don't know which foundation to get...
Ok, so I'm looking for a new foundation and i can't seem to find anything that matches all of my criteria. I have combination/oily skin and only need a little bit of coverage.  i really want something that looks VERY natural because I'm really not in to the whole makeup look. I'm also very pale and have a mix of pink and yellow tones in my skin.  Any suggestions? 
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immichaeld
BEAUTY WHIZ immichaeld / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I am going to suggest MAC's Face & Body foundation. First of all, the shade selection is great and has various colour combinations to match your undertones. The foundati... see post
kyleejo
Bad breakouts lately...help!
I have very oily acne prone skin and I have been breaking out pretty bad recently on my cheeks, chin, and along my jawline. I'm not sure if it's just 1 product that's breaking me out or my whole routine.  I'm currently using in the morning: first aid beauty facial cleanser, clean&clear essentials deep cleaning toner for sensitive skin, and the murad oil control mattifier. In the evening: same cleanser and toner, loreal revitalift serum, josie maran argan oil light, and twice a week I use the dr. jart pore medic @ home peel, and benzoyl peroxide as a spot treatment when needed The breakouts are pretty large and not just 1 or 2 at a time but several, I haven't had a breakout like this in a long time...so frustrating! Anyway are there other products I should try instead? I want to use gentle products and products that won't cause my oily skin to overreact. I would also like to incorporate as much drugstore products as possible! Thank you all!
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immichaeld
BEAUTY WHIZ immichaeld / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Check out this post to see what other people's regimens are to compare what you are using or what you could potentially substitute to prevent breakouts!    http://comm... see post
Yen89
anyone know how to identify an expired item
Recently I purchased a pallet make up, No makeup makeup from Toofaced. However, I noticed on the back , there is a 2012 year mentioned. I wonder is there any chance to know the manufacture date ? I am afraid that my pallet is gonna expire soon. The code is BM2. I rarely do the makeup, so it will stay with me quite long period.   Thanks,   Yen
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Yen89
BEAUTY BUFF Yen89 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Thanks Randee,    That is really helpful . =) see post
tubbie
Foundation Match
if im a perfect match for guarlain lingerie foundation what color match would i be for the YSL fusion ink foundation and Marc Jacob Genius Gel?
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tubbie
SIGHTSEER tubbie / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
thanks for your information, i was also wondering from the 2 foundation which one would you recommend more? i i dont need alot of coverage more for just evening skin ton... see post
Maddy948
Cakey Foundation is Ruining My Life!
Hello! So pretty recently my foundation has been acting up. Whenever I apply foundation I ALWAYS get this cakey, dry skin look. I do have dry skin but I always exfoliate and moisturize before I apply my foundation. That being said I also have acne. And normally that's where I find it cakes the most but I don't have acne all over my face, even where I have smooth skin I see that it's cakey.  The cakey makeup won't go away. It's also seems like you can see the peach fuzz on my face, it's so weird.   I use my Laura Mercier foundation with my Cover FX liquid foundation brush. I put on my NYX Pour Filler primer and put on my foundation. I truly put on a thin layer, a thin enough layer that I still see the redness from my acne (which I dislike but I'd rather have my acne showing than a full of cakey makeup.) After putting on my foundation I would normally set my face with a matte powder (which makes the cakey makeup look even more worse.) Add bronzer and blush (height of the cake.) I have no clue what to do anymore. I've tried different foundations, all the way to pricey top of the line ones, to drugstore ones. I've tried different ways of putting the foundation on, my fingers, a sponge, a brush. I've tried BB cream. Nothing is working. Can anyone please save me from this makeup nightmare? Thanks in advance!   
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calcutta
BEAUTY BOSS calcutta / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Like I said, I donno why she says its toxic, but just to be safe, I don't eat it by the spoonful :D see post
julie60
Make up forever shadows
Trying to decide on two shadows for a make up forever palatte. Like the look of the khaki matte as the dark shadow but can't decide on a paler base shadow to compliment it. Something peachy and not glittery would be ideal. Any suggestions?
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Shrewdle
BEAUTY GURU Shrewdle / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have Oat and Sugar Coated Candy on my Love's List! I am definitely getting Oat when I make my trio, but can't quite decide on the other two.  see post
MACDupe
Does Sephora have a Dupe for Mac's Exclusive Event Matte Lipstick?
Does Sephora have a Dupe for Mac's Exclusive Event Matte Lipstick?
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Macdupe,   I think one of the closest shades would be Bite's Lipstick in Cava. It's a true cool brown shade that has a smooth and pigmented finish.   and... see post
kellimc
Too Faced Cocao Powder Foundation, color choice?
Hi. I'm looking to try the Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation. I wear Linen Glow in the BB cream. Can you help me select a shade? I was thinking Light/Medium? Thanks!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Kellimc,    I think the shade Light/Medium in Too Faced's Cocoa Powder Foundation would be perfect for you. :)  see post
wormillion
how do i get my birthday gift?
just trying to figure out how to get my free b-day gift?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi wormillion!     You will be prompted to include the birthday gift during checkout with any online order placed during the month of your birthday as well... see post
lexi1106
foundation advice
Hello! Recently, my foundation has not been looking its best. I have acne-prone, combination oily skin and I use the clinique acne solutions makeup with the hourglass mineral veil primer. But my foundation has been getting cakey and clinging to dry patches. I haven't changed my skincare much because I use topical gel for my acne at night and my clinique three step system in the morning. Should I get a new foundation? Please help! 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lexi1106!   The Clinique 3-Step System may be drying your skin out. I used to use the system and I found that it left my skin very dry and dehydrated. The toner i... see post
crflh
Waterproofing your favorite mascara
Hi beauties, My favorite mascara has been Buxom's amplified Lash Mascara, and although it doesn't smear as much as other non-waterproof mascaras, toward the end of my work day around 3-4ish it starts to sting my eyes (not sure why) and I HAVE to take it off as soon as I am home because just touching it up doesn't help the stinging. Before this though, it is perfectly fine and doesn't bother my eyes at all. I am thinking it is because it isn't waterproof and maybe after a few hours it starts to maybe rub off specks in my eyes? I am really unsure. If any of you happen to know if it is due to something else and waterproofing it would not help at all-- please let me know !    I checked and there is not a current water proof version of this mascara. But if any of you happen to know a dupe version of this mascara that will be long-wearing that would be really helpful!! and lastly.... any tips on waterproofing this mascara if all else fails?!   I was thinking of using Make Up Forever Aqua Seal, but I wear contacts and have sensitive skin at times so I am unsure if this would be safe for me to use on my lashes?   Any tips would be sooo so so appreciated! Thanks loves! <3
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infinitise
HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This thread is amazingly helpful    I normally use waterproof mascaras but recently got tired of it and tried the Buxom one that you mentioned above in deluxe sample s... see post
IrisMBeauty
Sephora Perfection Mist: Color Match?
I wanted to try the  Sephora Perfection Mist, however i am unsure which color to buy? (nearest sephora is a long way from me, so i was planning on ordering online) I have included a photo of me in the most natural lighting possible.    I have oily and acne prone skin, is this foundation good for me? Any other recommendations ? 
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi IrisMBeauty,   I also think that the medium shade would be best for you. We just got a new shade Fawn which is one shade darker than medium but, I think it will b... see post
SkinnyCoke
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade vs Benefit Brow Zings in Light
I use Benefit Brow Zings in 'Light', can anybody please advise me what colour would be the nearest match in Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade please? I live in Ireland so will have to purchase online without being able to swatch. If anybody has the Brow Zings in Light I would greatly appreciate it if the could swatch it against their ABH Dipbrow. Thanks in advance!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi SkinnyCoke,   The Benefits Brow Zing comes with a warmer and lighter taupe shade. What is your current hair color? I would recommend the Taupe if your hair is coo... see post
erinannb
Which Naked Flush palette would you recommend for Fair skin?
I have fair skin and red hair.  I'm interested in buying UD's Naked Flush palette and leaning towards STREAK?  Would you recommend this for my coloring?   Thank you! 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi erinannb!   I recommend trying Urban Decay's Naked Flushed Palette in shade Naked or Streak. The blush in the Streak palette is pretty bright, so just be sure to ... see post
Funmistic
Skin tone/problem facial tone
I am 55 y/o African-American woman,constantly breaking out, as a result have dry, uneven toned skin. I am also begining to see fine aging line. What products do you suggest. Thank you
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Funmistic,   Sorry to hear that your skin is breaking out :(. Did you try any new products that may be causing the new breakouts? see post