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js3352js
Skincare line WITHOUT soy ingredients for sensitive skin ?
I have mature, sensitive skin, prone to redness, broken capillaries, large pores.  My oncologist told me to not use products containing soy.  Can anyone suggest some products for cleansing, moisturizing and treating my skin issues that do not contain soy products?  I was looking at the First Aid line but could not tell if it contained soy.
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js3352js
SIGHTSEER js3352js / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Thanks for the suggestions!  I'll look at these options and see what my doctor thinks. see post
auggiemom
traveling this late summer/fall - what to bring?
We are going to Barcelona and Paris and Provence. Don't want to be loaded down with product. Dry/krepey eyes, 58 years old. What should I bring? I use everything- cleanser, serum, moisture with spf, light powder, concealer, liner, shadow, mascara, lipstick/gloss. Any eye shadow that's powder doesn't seem to work. Love the smaller, all in one kits yet they mostly feather pearly, sparkle shades that don't work. Fair skin, green eyes. HELP!
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hipquest
BEAUTY GURU hipquest / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Love this question! Travel-my favorite thing!   Ask for and keep those jars Sephora gives out for samples, fill with your product. Horde YOUR product foils. Not my per... see post
Bridgeos
Dry, eczema ridden skin
I have extrememely dry skin, that suffers from eczema at times. What makeup and/or skin care regime would you recommend? Or do you know of anyone that has some beneficial advice regarding this skin type?
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't have eczema, but I'm very sensitive. When my skin can't tolerate anything comfortably I go back to Aveda beautifying oil - it's natural oils, can be used body/fa... see post
ashleenicoleex3
Still Having Problems with Lipstick Application :(
I made a post last week about need a solution to my lipstick application problems but nothing is working still. I took mostly everyones advice and it still isn't working. Every time I put on lipstick it still always settles into my lip lines. I prime my lips with the Bite Beauty Lip Primer and then I line my lips with a lip liner and apply my lipstick of choice and it still settles into my lip lines. I exfoliate my lips but it still doesn't help. Is there anything else I can do?
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gogreyhound
HALL OF FAMER gogreyhound / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have recently been using the FAB Ultra Repair Lip Therapy, and i rarely have to use a lip scrub now! It is super moisturizing--no petrolatum, it is more like lotion fo... see post
sephoraadmin2
Chat Live with Bumble and bumble!
This thread is closed. It will open at 12 pm PDT on 8/7.   Say goodbye to boring tresses. Visit this thread on August 7 from 12–1pm PDT to chat live with Bb. stylist Mischa G. Get hair advice on everything—from how to use Bumble and bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil to tips for transforming your locks into top shape.   Be sure to click “Follow this thread” on the right side of this post to be notified via email when one of your questions is answered.
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pinayprincess
Foundation shade help! High end & drugstore!
Hi girls! I need your help to find my shade in other full coverage foundations and concealer. I think Marc Jacob's gel genius foundation in 46 "Golden Deep" is perfect. So what other foundation / shade would be perfect or close to perfect? High-end and/or drugstore.       *please don't use the "color iq" I've tried it and found it inaccurate.       thanks!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Besides coloriq which yes can be inaccurate, have you looked at findation or temptalia foundation matrix? Both are websites. see post
angiecd
Eyeshadow brushes
I am wondering what the best eyeshadow brushes are for all the different purposes and if there are any sets that are the best
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi angiecd! I would recommend our Sephora Collection line of brushes.  They're decently priced and the quality is fantastic.     As far as sets go, I would recommend... see post
andyhtrieu
oily and dehydrated
I always knew that my skin is oily, but I think my skin is also dehydrated....because I rarely drink water.. heheh.   I did a search and a lot of people recommended drinking more water (duh), Clinique Moisture Surge, and Korres Greek Yogurt Moisturizing Face Cream. Is there anything else that you can recommend?
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Zpsid91
HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not a fan of coconut water - it tastes absolutely disgusting to me...to each their own I guess :) see post
brittieeee
Looking for a Retinol Treatment (yes my first!)
I am looking some retinol treatment now that my BDAY is coming up and I will be soon officially be in my late twenties.  UGH.  So far the  BE from Sephora gave me samples from REN and Philosophy's "Help Me".  I liked the REN better because I thought I felt improvement and the Help Me just doesn't feel as strong enough compared to the Ren. My skin is "normal" neither dry nor oily but I have been having some acne lately which is quite odd since I thought I was over that (stress, hormones?? IDK)  and price point isn't really an object (I use La Mer daily lol) plus 4x points next week YAY!   Thanks for your help and suggestions!!
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Shaelynn
What does Sephora carry for contouring skin?
Makeup isn't my environment, yet. And contouring is very new to me. I was wondering what the store carried for contouring products? What would you guys recommend I'd buy as a new person to this? Like I'm sure you can go out and get 20 different things just to do this, but I want something simple and straight forward. I'll go in and have someone show me how to contour my face, but it would be less overwhelming if I had someone here tell what would be best to get and what brushes would be most useful and needed. 
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enableme
BEAUTY GURU enableme / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I've been using Bobbi Brown's foundation stick to contour and I LOVE IT! I haven't been using anything else since I discovered it about a month and a half ago or so. Jus... see post
dottiemay1221
Very dry skin! Please Help!
My skin has suddenly become very dry.  I'm using the anti-aging eye balm and moisturizer by Algenist and a sample of Geurlain's Lingerie foundation.  The foundation seems to be a huge improvement from what I was using but I am still struggling with the dry skin, especially around my eye area.    Any suggestions on a serum and eye cream? (I'm allergic to linalool. ) Also, would Nars' Sheer Glow foundation be better for my dry skin versus the Guerlain foundation that I am thinking about purchasing?   thank you for your help!
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laura819
BEAUTY BOSS laura819 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I agree with all the comments about Nars Sheer Glow. When my skin was normal/slightly oily, it was an amazing foundation for me. However, like you, my skin recently chan... see post
EPaden
Help
What is the difference between Dermdoctor Ain't Misbehavin' Medicated AHA/BHA Acne Cleanser and Soap & Glory The Firminator Targeted Arm Toning & Smoothing Formula? (I have sensitive skin)
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I haven't tried this yet, but you'll want to look at DERMAdoctor KP Duty® Body Scrub. It's made for 'chicken skin.' http://www.sephora.com/kp-duty-body-scrub-P147925  ... see post
tw8715
sunscreen for oily face
Hi, Im a male asian and i have really oily skin. Iv just moved to LA and the sun seems to be doing its damage to my face. Iv decided to get some sunscreen and tried a couple of brands laying around the house. Chanel and lancome? But these feel gross after awhile on my skin and get way too oily. Also the chanel ones seems to make my pores or white head even whiter by filling them up or something?   SO my question is what is the best sunscreen for oily skin?!   I JUST got this today:  http://www.sephora.com/oil-control-mattifier-spf-1 5-pa-P227801?skuId=1133727#BVRRWidgetID   AND I LOVE IT! but my friends are saying spf 15 is too weak...   is spf 15 not going to be strong enough for daily use? im not outside all day in the field. just running errands and such.   thanks!
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 I second the Clarins one :) see post
BeckiLyn
Make Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer HELP!
I need help! I went in to a Sephora store and was matched up to the Make Up Forever Full Coverage Concealer in Dark Beige #12. It looked great inside the store but in natural light, it still seems a bit dark. I am using it to cover a small tattoo on my arm. The color is very close, but it makes my arm look like I have a bruise on it. I would like to order it in a shade lighter, but I am not sure if I should go with Golden Beige #10, or Beige #8. Will the golden beige #10 be too yellowish? Will the beige #8 be too light?  Suggestions?
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ClauDinaL
BEAUTY MAVEN ClauDinaL / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hey there BeckiLyn, As this is a great concealer can I make a recommendation and I hope that people do not get upset because I'm going to recommend this and if they do ... see post
emiliinnee
What shade am I?
I am 01 in the boing concelar by benefit, I was wondering what shade I will be in the hello flawless foundation?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi emilinnee, I recommend the color 'I'm Plush and Precious' Petal. However, you should try it out in the store first, as the 'Hello Flawless!' foundation has a large... see post
stephy27
Hi which cleansing brush will we appropriate for my oily sensitive prone skin
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Stephy27, I recommend the Sensitive or Delicate brush heads, as they are the most gentle for your sensitive skin. :) -Laura see post
RMOR86
not happy with makeover at sephora
I feel bad even writing this...and I'm not trying to offend any of the girls that work for Sephora. I just want to know if anyone else has had a bad experience with a makeover at Sephora. I went there yesterday for foundation, concealer and blush. She offered to try some products on me. I don't know if it was her or the lighting, but the concealer she had used (becca creamy concealer) was SO ORANGE on my skin. I am super pale, and I don't know why she thought it looked good. Then she tried a MUFE concealer under my eyes, and it was ghostly and all you could see was my purple bags. Next we moved on to foundation, and she still couldn't get a color right. So now I am totally clues as to what skin tone/IQ I am :-( A little disappointing. Do you know if they take makeup training classes like MAC does, or is it just basic application? Thanks for any feedback.
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Shaelynn
BEAUTY MAVEN Shaelynn / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I know I got this makeover once, the eye look was nice and I use it regularly. But the foundation was just dreadful. My skin had been prepped and had been catered to my ... see post
zamn
Concealer for Pigmenation
So I'm having trouble deciding which product to buy and I was wondering if you guys could give me a hand. I'm of indian heritage with a fairly dark skin tone (for reference just google Freido Pinto- basically the same colour as her), and I have pretty bad pigmentation from waxing and threading my upperlip constantly (basically a 5 o'clock shadow), as well as dark acne scars.    I was wondering which product would best help me cover up the pigmentation/5 o'clock shadow because apparently they both work: the makeup forever corrective camouflage concealer palette (the one with darker shades including  the orange corrective shade), or the makeup forever full cover extreme camouflage cream.    I can't afford both, but I was thinking that the orange corrective shade would be better considering my pigmentation is pretty bad but I'm really not sure.    Thanks in advance!     
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi zamn,   If you had to pick one, I'd suggest going for the corrector.  The MUFE Palette is a great option, since it has a wide variety of shades for you to play wi... see post
naznin31
anastasia beverly hills brow wiz shade question
hi i would like to buy the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz but im not too sure which colour i should purchase i have dark brown hair im not sure if i should go for ebony or brunette and i have fair skin also im from the UK so not sure i cant go into store and check.
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi naznin31,   The Chocolate would go great with your dark brown hair.  You can go lighter, as Andy suggested, with the Soft Brown.  My hair is a light to medium bro... see post
linzgoldman
Toner help for large pores and very oily skin
I'm looking for a good toner for very oily skin and large pores. I've been using Munrad for about a month now every morning before my makeup routine and about a week ago I started using the origins zero shine and not real sure this one is worth the money. I like the Munrad just fine . I just want to make sure I'm using the best product for my skin to look its best.
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kelly101
BEAUTY BUFF kelly101 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Another good one to consider is Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer.  It's a bit expensive at $55.00 but I think it works well. see post
HarlemJPN
Tria Beauty At-Home Age Defying Laser
Happy Sunday, everyone!   QVC's today's special value (TSV) is this device today. I am 38yo, fair to light, and I have combination, sensitive, acne-prone skin. I am especially sensitive to anything win fragrance.   I used the NuFace Trinity device, and it definitely did provide a lift, but it wasn't a terribly pleasant experience. It also irritated my skin a bit. I returned it.   i am intrigued by the Tria TSV. I would like it for fine lines and evening out the texture of my skin.    has anyone used this? Did it work? How does it compare to dermie office fraxel treatments, or, I guess, does it even compare?   thank you for any guidance!
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kurlyq7899
Eyeshadows that go with blue eyes
Hi there! I'm looking for some eyeshadow colors that would go best with blue eyes. I'm fair skinned and I have dark honey blonde hair. Thaks so much!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Kurlyq7899,   I also recommend using rose gold tone shades. Pink type browns and taupes will compliments your eye color. The Urban Decay Naked 3 has a wide variet... see post
lafoss
help cover deep scars pock type I recently had scar revision and scar got bigger
I need a good foundation with heavy coverage I am getting married in 2 weeks.  I have some scars on my face and recently has scar revision that went bad and have bigger pock like scars.  What are my best options ?
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lafoss
lafoss / NEWCOMER / replied
Answer to skin type I would say at times oily and normal. I would say I am sensitive to certain products mostly perfumed type.  Thank you for the responses I am feeling ... see post
comeoneileen88
Microdermabrasion/Exfoliant Scrub Recommendations
Hi all, I recently got a deluxe sample of the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant and really liked it, but at $78 it's a bit more than my budget can afford to purchase the full size. I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for microdermabrasion/exfoliating scrubs that are similar, but not as pricey? Some of the other scrubs I'm considering are the Bliss MicroMagic, the Fresh Soy Face Exfoliant, or Bliss Pore Perfecting Face Polish. Has anyone tried those or have any other products to recommend? Thanks!
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coincoin
BEAUTY BUFF coincoin / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I use mac volcanic ash exfoliator once a week. see post
IowaHawkeye
With Chemotherapy what is the best product to help with the skin burns.
End0ra
BEAUTY GURU End0ra / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
The burning sensation you're talking about is an internal inflammatory thing.  The chemo treatments that attack your feet and hands affect the nerves.  I also had that u... see post
Ness98
Foundation for Mature, Dry Skin. (Hypoallergenic)
bunnymasseuse
BEAUTY PRO bunnymasseuse / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Agree. The Jart Disapore & Radiance are excellent, I use both. see post
amynadinexo
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
is this stuff good to use in hot weather? I'm going to Miami in a few weeks I want to find something to fill in my eyebrows that wont melt off and will look natural under the sun. Any tips for my makeup during this trip? i'd really appreciate it. I bought Laura Mercier smooth finish flawless fluid for when i go, what setting powder would be a good choice to use? any really good primers or setting sprays recommended? I've used urban decays was never really impressed by it. :/
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njattana
BEAUTY MAVEN njattana / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I was skeptical but first used it during my recent trip to Vegas and it lasted me all day and night in the intense July heat. I was even going to pool parties where it w... see post
jellybean917
Has Anyone Tried HUM Nutrition?
Most of the supplements from HUM have high ratings on this site, but I'm wondering if anyone has tried any of them? They're pretty new on here and I usually take the reviews here with a grain of salt. In general, I don't sit on either side of the fence when it comes to supplements and if they work or not. I'd love to hear anyone's experience with these - favorable or not so much. Although I'm interested in most of them, I'm particularly intrigued by the Runway Ready set and the Daily Cleanse.
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fluffymuha
BEAUTY PRO fluffymuha / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thank you! :) see post
sweetheartfrost
Wanted: Eyebrow Brush
What brush would you recommend for crisp lines? I use the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade and the #12 brush. But I find that the brush is still thick and creates rough edges. I would love a very crisp, thin angled brush to make application smoother.  I would love to check out any recommendations.  xo
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mpas
BEAUTY BOSS mpas / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I use the ABH mini brush #7.  It's so thin it really allows me to control the product and make the finest lines. I love it.    http://www.sephora.com/mini-duo-angled-s... see post
AKK813
Age Spots
I have horrible age spots and some scars on my legs. What can I do to cover them. I don't want a tan or bronzer - just need to make some of them disappear.
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toxictwin
BEAUTY BUFF toxictwin / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I use philosophy Vitamin C powder. I mix it in a moisturizer and my dark spots have lightened considerably. It also helps fine lines.  http://www.sephora.com/turbo-boos... see post