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mygreathair12
Wen?
I have been using Wen for three years and all of a sudden my hair is very dry, what could I do? 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mygreathair12,   I am sorry that your hair is feeling dry :(. Have you ever thought about using a moisturizing hair mask a couple of times a week? Using hair mask... see post
reviewer1111
Any thoughts on the Foreo Luna Mini?
I like that it holds a lot of uses per charge and doesn't require replacement brushes.  But wondering what you all think of it?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi reviewer111,   I have not had a chance to try the Foreo but according to the description of the Foreo Luna Mini, the mini is just as effective as the original ful... see post
ilovpurses
Liquid Foundation Brush
I use Guerlain's Lingerie de Peau liquid foundation and on lazy days the LDP BB. I usually use the BB with my fingers (which I hate, but that's what the instructions say) and the foundation with my MAC 190 (flat domed synthetic brush). I've read good things about MAC 187 (stippling brush) which I also have but I just can't see how that works. I have very good results with the 190, but it seems that this style brush is falling out of favor and I'm not sure why.   Is there another good brush I can try or should I just stick with the 190 if it's working for me - no streaks, perfect even application, etc. I'm always looking out for the "next best thing" and I guess I'm curious as to what that is. 
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redwagon44
BEAUTY GURU redwagon44 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I use LDP too and honestly I've found it applies best with my fingers. A stippling or buffing brush makes it dry too quickly before it's blended, and I don't get as smoo... see post
SamanthaKate18
foundation for oily skin
I have super oily skin, and I hate that by lunch my makeup is pretty much melted off.I have a few big events coming up and I want to look my very best for them and not have to worry about reapplying multiple times. I would like something with staying power that has pretty decent coverage because I do have blemishes on my chin. thanks so much!
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shushplease
shushplease / NEWCOMER / replied
All my life I've been blighted by a greasy face half an hour after I leave the house. I used to blot with compact face powders throughout the day and by the time I'd get... see post
Sydnaynay
Foundation
Hey! I am very interested in the skin foundation stick by bobbi brown and before i purchase it, I want to know it it gives full coverage like another heavy liquid foundation would do?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi  Sydnaynay!   Bobbi Brown's Skin Foundation stick will give your skin medium to full coverage. If you want to build up very full coverage with this product, I... see post
Sydnaynay
lips
Hey! I am looking for a very bright and long lasting hot pink color for my lips! It can be a lip stain or lipstick! Any suggestions for the brightest and boldest option?
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Cassiejh
SPECIAL GUEST Cassiejh / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I don't know if they carry it in Sephora stores anymore but Bite's Matte Creme Lip in Kumquat  see post
LaurieTheBee
Best product for undereye circles that also moisturizes well?
Hi, Looking for an all-in-one eye product that helps dark circles as well as PTR Power K, but is more moisturizing. The PTR actually seems to dry the area out more. Had an allergic reaction to Clinique All About Eyes, so please don't reco that one! :-)
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi  LaurieTheBee!   I recommend trying Kate Somerville's CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Eye Cream! This eye cream will moisturize your undereye area and help tr... see post
RMOR86
Cannot Get Blush To Look Natural On Me
Hello! I am new to using blush and have purchased quite a few. I like the matte look more since shimmery shades make my huge pores stand out more. The problem is...I've got very oily skin, so I use an oil-free lotion, then a matte foundation on top and a light dusting of loose powder to set. By the time I apply the Tarte blush, my face looks so flat. I don't know if I am applying it wrong (my face is oval so i'm not 100% on where to place it) or should I be using different products? Maybe a liquid highlighter underneath? I'm so confused and have spent lots of $ trying to get a good combo down. Thanks for your help!
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penelopepuffman
HALL OF FAMER penelopepuffman / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
try hourglass blushes, theyre just the right amount of pigment. Also try benefit's cheek tints and ontop use high beam works great! see post
JoanneS23
Use 030 in the Dior Forever Compact Foundation
I love the Dior Forever Powder however when the product is nearing the end it crumbles and the compact itself breaks on the hinge.  This is the 3rd time I've purchased it, it has happened every time. Although I love the powder the packaging has left me frustrated.  If I wear the 030, what would I wear in the Dolce and Gabbana Foundation Powder Compact, am thinking of giving it a try. 
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JoanneS23
JoanneS23 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank You!! Do you know if any Sephora in SW Florida carries that product?   see post
bumlarom
what shade to buy please
i really need to buy the kat von d lock it foundation but my finding my correct shade is the problem.I use nc 50 mac studio fix foundation and nc45 mac powder.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi  bumlarom!    I recommend trying Kat Von D's Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in the shade Deep 68. Deep 68 is for deep complexions with yellow beige undertones and ... see post
gigian7
Glycolic peel
So I'm on the hunt for a glycolic peel or facial mask but I don't know where to start looking. Can someone please help me?
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Gigian7,   I really love the Algenist Triple-Action Micropolish & Peel. It combines, glycolic and fruit acids to gently exfoliate the skin. I use the product 1-2x... see post
NinaN26
The differences between 2 softeners of Shiseido
I am confused about the differences between (Shiseido) WrinkleResist24 Balancing Softener Enriched and (Shiseido) Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Balancing Softener. I don't know which one should I get.
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NinaN26
SCENE QUEEN NinaN26 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Thank you RandeeBT and lylysa. Now I know which one should I get :) see post
radtech
skincare
I am 62, white heads, dull skin, age spots, normal to dry. Looking for appropriate products.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi radtech!   What products are you currently using? Are you looking for cleansers, serums, moisturizers or masks? Please provide with a little more information rega... see post
kimrousseau
Hair and hard water
I have "hard water" at home and it dries out my hair. No matter how much or how long I leave my conditioner in, it seem that my hair is so dry. It frizzes and also creates a lot of split ends. I do not use any heat for my hair (hairdryer, curler, straightener, etc).   What shampoo should I be using to help with this?   
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reviewer1111
SPECIAL GUEST reviewer1111 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I would deep condition with Organic/Cold Pressed Coconut Oil mixed with Organic/Cold Pressed Castor Oil for at least 30 minutes - 1 hour (the more the better) or over ni... see post
ashleenicoleex3
Lipstick Problems.... I Need A Solution
I'm having so many problems with lipstick application. Every time I put on lipstick it 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. What can I do to stop this from happening? Please help.
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Brie514
BEAUTY PRO Brie514 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I agree, I have all of those lipsticks the Stila Stay All Day is definitely one that dried down matt and requires something to help it stay out of your lines.   see post
lou061
Re: Bobbi Brown Bronzer
Hi Everyone, Can you tell why they dont sell Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in No. 5 Bali ?  Thanks
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lou061,    I agree with Andy- some items are exclusive shades to select retailers and others are just not available with Sephora for any number of reasons. Sorry ... see post
EmilyAngelique
Q. Great basic palette?
Okay so I've been having some problems blending out my shadow. They just aren't a dream to blend. I'm also lacking a few good basics. I'm looking for a great palette that has awesome basics, blends easily, and as good transational colors that work well with almost any color. Nothing to cool or warm. I don't mind if it had a couple.non neutral colors. Any suggestions please??? Thanks for your help!
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IAmLadyLiterary
HALL OF FAMER IAmLadyLiterary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I would second the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Palette, and also recommend Urban Decay Naked Basics.  I finally broke down and bought it yesterday and I am already in lo... see post
pinayprincess
Make up forever full cover concealer help
Which MUFE full cover concealer shade should I get to match my Marc Jacobs genius gel super charged foundation in Golden Deep? I'm going to use it to cover up some acne scars not under the eyes. Thanks!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Pinayprincess, Based on the shade that you currently wear, I recommend the shade Golden Beige 10. I love this concealer! A tiny bit goes a long way. I also sugges... see post
PoorStudent
Greasy limp hair in need of a volumizing dry shampoo!
I have very long, fine, heavy hair that I have to wash everyday it's so greasy and limp! What are my best options on volumizing dry shampoos?   Thanks!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A clarifying shampoo should not replace your current one, just use more as a weekly deep clean :)   Another option: Phyto Phytopolléine Botanical Scalp Treatment - thi... see post
PaigeJo
Concealer help!
I got my color IQ done and was matched with Urban Decay Naked foundation #4. I love the product! Now I need a really great concealer to go with it. I prefer a tube and not a stick, and my skin is somewhat sensative. It will be used for under eye cirlces ane the occasional blemish. I have used Lancome's Effarneces (sp?) for years and am ready to change it up. Thanks!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi PaigeJo,   That's the same shade that I wear! It's a medium-olive undertone shade. I recommend the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger. It's very pigmented an... see post
pooze10
Turning 50 this year and getting neck wrinkles - ugh!
I am in search of cream to help with the start of neck wrinkles. I have been using Algenist firming and lifting but not seeing the results like I once did. Any suggestion?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I definitely agree with the sunscreen! :)  see post
aalex618
Perricone cold plasma vs formula 15
I use mainly Perricone products, I am 46 and I do think my skin is in good condition, I take really good care of it.   My morning routine is a toner and serium (not Perricone), cold plasma face all over, neuropeptide eye cream, formula 15 on my forehead only, and a moisurizer for oily skin ( I used to use skin clear, which I loved but it's no longer available).  My question is do I need to be using the formula 15?   I feel I should be using something with retinol at my age, should I use another Perricone product?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi aalex618!   Do you have very deep wrinkles and lines on your skin? If so, I would continue to use Perricone MD's Formula 15 to help treat your concern.    Ret... see post
sheila1011
Older Urban decay lip liner colors.
I have some older UD lip liners (they were never opened and I just started using them again) in Bruise and Roach. I've tried to find similar colors, but am having no luck! Is anyone familiar with UD enough to remember these? Can you suggest a replacement for me?  I've tried Aqua Lips and Bare Escentuals, but neither worked for me. Help? I'm going to run out and I love the color/consistency of Urban Decay. And they don't have any colors like these anymore! Makeup addict problems!!!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi  sheila1011!   Do you still have some of the lip liners left? If so, I think your best bet would be to take the liners with you to the store so you can compar... see post
Chinadolls
Foundation and Setting Powder HELP!!!!
I am looking for a really good foundation and setting powder! I am 44, light olive tone, oily, and have uneven skin tone with a few sun spots. I would like some coverage but don't want to look greasy all day. I would like a finishing powder with some color that doesn't settle into my fine lines! Could you please give some recommendations because I can't find anywhere on your site to order a magic wand ))
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY WHIZ blackunicorn / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I love Lingerie de peau by Guerlain. It has some silicone in it, so you can try using it without a primer, it works for me! I love the MUFE HD powder, but recently I've ... see post
Rcd0941
New Skincare routine/ Ole Henrikson
Hello all!    I just started a new skincare routine. Previously I was using drugstore face wash, and moisturizer, and had pretty good skin other than a pimple here and there.    Now I've changed over to using a clarisonic the past month (haven't noticed much of a difference at all), as well as starting a new line of skincare from Ole Henrikson just over a week ago. I love the products, but I've been breaking out slightly on my cheeks, and around my chin. and my skin seems like it MIGHT be getting smoother.    I have normal skin, with the occasional pimple/s.    My question is-- When starting a new skincare routine, is it normal for my skin not to be at its best? Everyone is so divided on "purging" but maybe when you do a complete overhaul such as this, things are different? Do I have to break in the products, or is this line probably just not for me?    I know Sephora has a great return policy, but I'd be very embarrassed to return a whole skincare line... and I want to love these products.    Any advice/opinions are welcome.    What I'm using currently:  Clarisonic for Men (normal brush head) (Use 1-2x a day)  Ole African Red Tea Foaming face wash Ole Truth Serum  Ole Youth Activating Oil Ole Invigorating Night Gel  Ole Sheer Transformation Moisturizer   Twice a week the Ole Walnut Scrub and Lemon Strip Peel   Thanks in advance ladies and gentlemen!  Spoiler (Highlight to read)        
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jemly
BEAUTY WHIZ jemly / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
hi ! ditch the clarisonic for a little (no shorter than a week) while and see if you notice a difference in the bumps on your cheeks / chin.  then, perhaps try alterna... see post
gmoss90
Skin care question for all you beauty pros!
I'm 45 with very dry and sensitive skin.  Im very fair also,  sooo.. whats the difference between microdermabrasion and peel?and if I choose to go that. Route what product would be best for me?  TIA!
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gmoss90
BEAUTY WHIZ gmoss90 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Most def going to stick w the peel pads for now.  I may try that fresh product.  Thanks! see post
Bopha88Iem
Please to clarify
Hi BT, I'm not really sure between Tinted Moisturizer and BB cream helps nursing skin like skin care does? Are there any benefits we get from using tinted moisturizer or BB cream? Thank you
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Bopha88Iem
BEAUTY MAVEN Bopha88Iem / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you Laura see post
aeh3488
What's the best primer for dry aging skin
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi aeh3488, I recommend the Algenist Pore Corrector Anti-Aging Primer, COVER FX Anti-Aging Primer, or Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Hydrating. These foundation ... see post
beanie732
Golden medium in Bare minerals matte foundation, which starter kit should i purchase? please help!
I tried out the bare minerals matte foundation and just fell in love with it! It looked like there was no makeup on my skin and yet it covered up any imperfections I had. This has made me want to try out the starter kit they have to see if the addition of products such as the mineral veil and the concealer make that big of a difference but they don't have golden medium in their starter kit selections. Which one should I purchase? Thank you so much your help!
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beanie732
beanie732 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you thank you thank you!!! see post
poemelyric
Will Kat Von D be releasing a new perfume line?
I loved her perfume line (was a bit disappointed that Saint Angeles was only released as a roller ball) and was wondering with the release of her new lipsticks, would she release a new perfume?
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
That one is called Magical Moon, its discontinued and does not smell anything like the original! see post