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I ordered three skincare items during the spring sale and didn't get my samples. When will I receive these?
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HALL OF FAMER Samtian / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Unfortunately you won't, sorry about that. Sometimes samples are substituted and every once in a while samples are forgotten. Did your order go through with the samples?... see post
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer
Hi looking for color help I wear color Y31 for makeup forever ultra HD concealer and Neutral Linen for sephora collection matte perfection powder, can someone help me with a color for laura mercier tinted moisturizer? 
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toner
whats a good toner for combination skit thats oily on the tone and dry on her cheeks?
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My best friend is having a baby in the middle of the Texas summer%2C any products i should look into for her%3F
My best friend is having her baby in the middle of the summer and I would like to treat her to some quality products that will make her feel and look great! 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @baileygirl17,    Do you have any kind of products in mind that you would like to give to her? Please note if you're looking into giving her skincare we do recomm... see post
Help Armani foundation shade
Hi, I need help getting the right shade for Armani Foundation. I've used Luminous Silk before in shade 4.5, and now it seems too light.. especially in photos when light hits it. I consider myself light to Medium shade with cool undertones/ when I get tanned I turn more of a golden yellow.   I  also want to try Designer Lift due to the reviews and spf.   Beauty Experts. can you please point me to the right shade for Luminous Silk and Designer Lift foundation.   Thank you so much!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Eln104 :)   Have you tried the shade 5.5 in the Luminous Silk foundation? 5.5 is described as  medium skin with neutral undertone. For the times you are tan, I ma... see post
Metallic Gown
I am attending a black tie wedding and wearing a metallic halter gown (close to a pewter color).  What would be the best makeup look with this dress and event?   Thanks!
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Skhawaja, I think a charcoal smoky eye would work really well.   http://www.sephora.com/all-about-shadow-8-pan-palette-P384505?skuId=1661420&icid2=products%20grid... see post
MUFE shade Y225
What's a shade darker than Y225? I had myself matched yesterday but I feel like it's too light
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BEAUTY BUFF nano101 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Ok, great. What would be the shade equivalent of that if I were to use MAC foundation. I need the foundation for my wedding. So far I haven't had an exact match yet:( Be... see post
I am currently using Nars sheer glow foundation in Stromboli but would like to try MUFE instead
Can anyone tell me what the matching shade in Make Up Forever HD foundation would be?  I can't make it into a store so it would be really helpful to be able to buy it online.  Thanks!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @tehm,    If you would like to try the MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation, your best match would be shade 153 = Y405 - Golden Honey. (:    see post
Is Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation supposed to separate in the bottle?
I got a brand new Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation from Sephora today and noticed the foundation has separated in the bottle. We then checked three different Sephoras and all the bottles looked the same. Does anyone know if it's normal for the Genius Gel to separate in the bottle? If I shake it mixes together and after awhile separates again. Is the foundation bad or is this normal for this product due to the gel texture? Thank you.
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BEAUTY MAVEN sarahsxt / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Marc Jacobs Beauty official response is: "It is possible for the ingredients to become separated. It is a good practice to shake the product before use to ensure the ... see post
Tom Ford Terra or Marc Jacobs Bronzer? Or your Favorite
Hello!  I am thinking of splurging on a new bronzer and wanted to see which one you like better Tom Ford Terra, Marc Jacobs Bronzer or is there some other brand I should look at.  I have Chanel Tan de Soleil, Bobbi Brown Medium Bronzer and a sample of the Benefit Hoola.   Any advice is appreciated?  I have light to medium skin tone- Blonde Hair/Green Eyes.   Thank you,
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @RadiantBliss,    Those bronzers are great choices! They're absolutely beautiful and I love the packaging of both. I've heard great things about the Urban Decay B... see post
What is a good dry shampoo for dry straight hair ?
MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @walnut,    @Mcakes and @Asche made really great recommendations! I'd love to chime in and say I also recommend Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk. It has oat milk... see post
whats the next shade lighter than Y325?
Help, my I'm using MUFE HD foundation in the shade Y325. My skin has gotten lighter so my foundation looks a little darker. What's the next shade lighter than Y325? 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @nano101,   I suggest trying Y315 if you want to go lighter. I hope this helps!    Best Wishes,   Janean see post
Any tips on how to prevent under eye creasing?
Hi there! I've posted one question before and I got such a helpful answer that I thought I'd try again for another reoccurring problem that I've had. As the title says, that problem is under eye creasing. I'm 26 and I take care of myself, so I don't have super wrinkly under eyes or anything, but I do have some fine lines and creases right at the inner corner of my eyes. These are the steps I usually take for just my under eyes;   1. Lancome rénergie eye cream in the morning to moisturize 2. Smashbox under eye primer 3. I dot Lancome waterproof concealer under my eyes (I do not use a lot, just a few dots that I then blend out) 4. I blend it out with a beautyblender 5. I set everything with Laura Mercier Translucent Powder   No matter how much care I take to make sure the creases aren't there I always see them as soon as I set my under eyes. I've tried all the tips I've come across so far. Someone told me that I might be using too much product so I have only moisturized my under eyes then applied my concealer but the annoying lines were still there. Any tips? Any product I don't yet know about that will help with this?       
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you don't see them until you set your under eye area, maybe you are using too much setting powder?   You mentioned having the same problem even if using just eye cr... see post
Eczema friendly Make up products ?
Are there any eczema friendly make up products. I get red, dry after a day of wearing make up sometimes. Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi @Rachaelamyy sorry to hear you are dealing with eczema. Is there a particular product you are looking for? foundation / primer / etc? see post
Looking for affordable brush for setting undereye area
I'm not a big powder anything fan, but I've recently started setting my undereye area with the KVD brightening powder.   My main issue is that I don't have a good powder brush, and I can't really afford the pricey ones.   Can someone please recommend good brushes for setting powder, mostly under the eyes, that won't break the bank? I can't fork out $30+ for a single brush
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BEAUTY MASTER MissPuff / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
One more option that's slightly larger than the RT setting brush (which I also recommend), is the ELF small tapered brush. This is the brush I use for both applying my s... see post
Cleaning Liquid Potted Makeup
How I should clean liquid/cream makeup in an open pot? Makeup like the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Cover Concealer, Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealer for example. I apply it with my fingers so germs and bacteria probably build up. Do I spray some rubbing alcohol in it? Unfortunately, I haven't seen anything online on how to clean liquid makeup with this packaging but I really want to make my makeup last! Please help! 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ooh @jessicaaaam this is pretty tricky because most things in a pot cannot be sanitized.. it's the #1 reason potted items are usually banned from trades unless they are ... see post
Big pores
I have huge pores everytime I try foundation my face looks cakey because of the textured skin. Foundation embraces my pores and that's why I don't wear makeup because it looks bad. What can I do so my pores won't look huge and textured skin won't look bad my main problem are huge pores. What's the best primer and foundation for this? 
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HALL OF FAMER irenet / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I had the same issue and the first thing I did was up my skincare routine. Making sure your skin underneath your foundation is well taken care of is important. When I st... see post
How to get rid of this confusing red spot?!
I have had a large red spot on my cheek for years now. It never changes, it's not acne, a cyst, or anything like that. I think it's just a large red freckle, as weird as that sounds. I use retinol and it does not lessen the spot. Any recommendations? My skin is combination and occasionally sensitive. Pic attached.  
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BEAUTY BOSS lookupandsmile / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I had a red spot that was similar. Had it for years and it did not change. Would not go away regardless of what I used. Went to the dermatologist and it was a pre-cancer... see post
I use Smashbox 4.05 what would be a color match on Kat Von D%27s Lock it Tatoo foundation%3F
I use Smashbox 4.05 what would be a color match on Kat Von D's Lock it Tattoo foundation?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @TigresssNicole,    If you are referring to the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation in COLOR 4.05 then your color match in the KVD Lock-It Foundatio... see post
Full Coverage Foundation you don't feel on skin??
Hi guys, I'm doing my sister's makeup for her graduation. We want her to wear foundation because she has acne-prone skin, yet she hates the feeling of foundation on her skin. As an example, she used to own the Armani Luminous Silk and never uses it. Can anyone recommend a full coverage foundation that is very lightweight?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @alexvtol,   I really like the Lancome Teint Idole 24 HR Foundation. It does not feel heavy on the skin and looks natural.    I also suggest the Nars Sheer Gl... see post
find a summer foundation! HELP am
The foundation i wore in the winter now makes me face super oily in the texas heat. I like a semi dewy, natural, finish but i hate my face looking like an oil slick! Does anyone suggest a good light to medium coverage foundation that keeps my slightly dewy looking, but doesn't make my skin so oily during the heat of the day?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@caityh I sweat from thinking about hot things.. but what works for me is     Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 43   or    Guerl... see post
FOUNDATION FOR COMBINATION SKIN
I'm thinking of buying 2-3 foundation that is quite full coverage to cover blemishes, not clogging, natural finish, looks great in real life and photos, doesn't cake up around the nose or dry patches. I know i'm asking for the impossible but I hope there is one close to what I want 😅   I have combination skin, my t-zone area extremely oily but still have dry patches. I also would like to ask for shade recommendation too if possible ( NC 30-35, my foundation match is MUFE Y325)   I'm thinking of buying : -Giorgio Armani (does it cover blemishes and not look too oily by the end of the day?)  I consider buying it with Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Enhancer, but my main concern is do they hold up oils because with my MUFE Ultra Hd I get quite oily by midday. -Estee Lauder Double Wear (do they have flashbacks?) -Urban Decay All Nighter (do they oxidize?) -Too Faced Born This Way (I heard this separates on oily skin) -Hourglass Vanish foundation stick (they're only 0.25oz I think, seems so little product) -Nars All Day and Sheer Glow -Marc Jacobs Remarcable.
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BEAUTY MAVEN natashamaureen / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I used to use Sunday Riley Cleansing Balm, Sunday Riley Good Genes , Drunk Elephant TLC Glycolic and Drunk Elephant C Firma Day Serum. All was well when using those, the... see post
What would my foundation shade in the Estee Lauder double wear stay-in-place makeup be if my color iq is 1Y08?
What would my foundation shade in the Estee Lauder double wear stay-in-place makeup be if my color iq is 1Y08?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Addy2025,   Based on your Color IQ, it looks like your match would be Ivory Beige 3N1. I hope that helps! see post
Whats the best under eye cream to get rid of hollow under eyes
I have used the smashbox under eye primer and I have just started using the Becca under eye primer. But, my hollowness is still appearing under the corner of my eye closest to my nose. I'm thinking this is more of a night primping solution. Has this happened to anyone else? Open to all options!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Smashbox does have the Photo Op Brightener; however, they also have their Hydrating Undereye Primer as well! :) see post
What is th BEST for PUFFY Under Eye Bags ?????
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, saintd!   Puffiness and undereye bags can be caused by a host of factors. If you find that they tend to come and go to the point where things like dietary practice... see post
Foundation separating?
Hi everyone!   Lately I've noticed that my foundation is separating and looking extra patchy throughout the day. I currently use Revlon ColorStay foundation for combo/oily skin and Maybelline's Fit Me concealer. I'm curious if whether my foundation and concealer aren't meshing well together? I really like the Fit Me concealer.   Also, I know you're supposed to use silicone-based primers and foundation together and water-based products together. But what about moisturizers? I currently use the Celestial moisturizer by Lush. It's main ingredients are vanilla water and almond oil, so I'm not sure if that's technically oil-based or-water based. Could that be affecting the foundation separating throughout the day?   Any advice would be appreciated!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! Feel free to touch base back here in Beauty Talk after you experiment with application and even trying a different powder if you need more assistance! see post
Play! by Sephora coming to Canada?
Just wondering if Sephora plans on expanding the Play! subscription box to Canada?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @nabila89,    Hopefully! But we don't have this information at this time.   Best, Mali see post
Question Time!
It's almost Friday so I figured we could start the almost-weekend with a fun question! I have the slightest feeling we will get a lot of great answers for this one     If you could create your ultimate dream box of deluxe samples what would be inside?   Can't wait to hear your ideas!
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here’s what I have in my dream box so far... No red lipstick that’s for sure. :D And new releases of anything are always fun!   Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C ro... see post
Alternative to Sunday Riley Good Genes?I
I got a sample of the Sunday Riley Good Genes and it is AMAZING. I have never found a product to reduce the redness in my cheeks (that are splotchy and weird) and keep my face so firm and fresh yet the price sucks. If worse comes to worse, I will probably cave and buy this product but I cant believe it is so expensive. I hope someone has a good alternative! Ive tried the Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength from Dr. Dennis Gross & really like that as well but havent used it in a while. I have the sensitive version but maybe should just switch back to those? I almost feel like buying Good Genes might be more cost effective since the Dennis Gross is still pricey (ish).
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HALL OF FAMER jen81 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You could see if biossance website still has the deal for 4$ get both squalene and rose oil. Might be a good way to try out these products. see post
I'm super red and cant seem to find a light concealer with super pink undertones
I bought the Nars Cream Concealer in creeme bule and its their most pink out of the light ones but its still too dark and WAY too yellow for me. I mix it with the Kat Von D white out concealor to make it lighter but its still much too yellow. Please help Also I prefer creamy-er ones than the Kat one
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BEAUTY BUFF Christin13 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
NARS vanilla. see post