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yolikarcher
Night cream with retinol
I need a good anti age cream/serum for night with retinol.  Any recommendations? I am in my late 40's.
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY PRO ballerinagrl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hi, Yoli,   My favorite retinols are all by Verso at present. It's a Stockholm brand that has formulated a super-strong yet stable version of retinol, called Retinol-8... see post
ilovpurses
Philosophy Just Release Me eye makeup remover
Any idea if Sephora will bring this back? It's my favorite eye makeup remover ever. Thanks. 
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ilovpurses
BEAUTY BOSS ilovpurses / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
WHEW! Relief! Thanks Randee, I'll pick up at least a couple when it reappears. Thanks!  see post
Poisonivy9
Consumers Choice...
Ok, so I have seen people comment in various threads about items they would like to see coming out for the Holidays.  That gave me an idea, and after  trying a couple of searches and coming up with nothing, I decided to pose these questions to everyone on Beauty Talk:  If you could create your own Sephora Favorites set, what would it be?  Or, if you were asked to create the next amazing palette, what brand(s) would you use and what would be in it?  These are just starting points, but lets all get creative!  If it were up to us, the consumers, what awesome things could be created to get everyone excited?   I will start things off!  If I could create a palette for Hourglass, it would be a large palette (but not TOO large) that has all of the Ambient powders and all of the Ambient blushes.  They would be smaller in size, but a great way to try them all and play around!  Or could make 2, each with all the Ambient powders then add blushes for warm skin tones in one palette with blushes for cool skin tones in the other.   What are your ideas?
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Poisonivy9
BEAUTY SAVANT Poisonivy9 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Ok, if they ever make something like this, I definitely want it!  I love Dior! see post
crflh
sephora dual action collection brush set
What are your thoughts on this set? I just ordered it but am a bit fearful that they will not be up to par with the quality of the sephora pro brushes which are fantastic! I can't stand when brushes shed so I am hoping this are okay but have any of you tried this set ?   http://www.sephora.com/dual-action-brush-set-P3777 72?skuId=1492750
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi crflh! I am a huge fan of all of the Sephora Collection brushes. I think that these brushes are great if you use any sort of cream products because they are per... see post
sssha01
EXFOLIATING
Hey Beauties! Looking for a facial exfoliating wash gentle enough for acne and combination skin---how's the Glamglow exfoliating treatment? I've heard good things about the Boscia exfoliating cleanser, but that dries out my skin, since I have combination and not oily---any suggestions?
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sssha01,   I really love the Glamglow especially for oily skin. If you are looking for an exfoliating wash, I recommend the Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifyin... see post
calcutta
Face Primer
I need help picking out a primer, but I'm limited to the brand Murale's site.   My skin has occasional breakouts and enlarged pores on the cheeks and under the nose. My skin is also somewhat oily.   Are Stila's Stay all day 10 in 1 primer (not available at Sephora) and One Step Correct good options? If so, which one would be better for my skin type?   EDIT: I'm not limited to just Stila's face primers, any other suggestions are welcomed, as long as Murale carries that brand.
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calcutta
BEAUTY GURU calcutta / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thank you for your suggestion Andy, but like Lylysa said, Murale doesn't have all the products available.   I'm looking into getting the Murad Skin Perfecting Primer A... see post
etscore1
Non-contouring bronzer placement
I'm going to lose my mind the more and more I read, hear and learn about bronzer!   I just bought Chanel Les Beiges and am NOT looking to use it for contouring, but rather to give a little bit of warmth to my light, neutral-if-not-ever-so-slightly-cool undertoned face. I got it in shade 30, which is very similar to my natural skin color, but warmer and a couple very minor shades darker. It doesn't help that I tend to get pink/burn in the sun, so that is the color that I'm accustomed to seeing on the top of my nose, temples, etc. that I am now hoping to replace with bronzer.    The last piece of advice I received from an SA I trust at Sephora said to go out into the sun, and wherever you feel the sun hit your face would be where bronzer should be applied. But that also seems like where I already apply blush and/or highlighter. Which has led me to create this thread, trying to figure out how to use them together.    Would love some insight or direction to a good diagram on how to use blush/bronzer (not as a contour)/highlighter together. Because what the SA said makes total sense to me, but there isn't enough room on my face for everything!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'll use both to take multiple calls/inquiries haha! see post
Rayna06
Best brush to apply powder highlighter? help!
I just bought the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Highlighter and I'm in love with the texture and the fact that it's not glitter explosion! But: I don't have a brush that will apply it right. All the brushes I own don't pick up the product or apply the product the way a highlighter should. So tell me what brush I should use! And I am open to all brands not just sephora brand! Thanks so much in advance
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michelleshops
HALL OF FAMER michelleshops / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use the Sephora fan brush and I really like it.  The brush is wide but narrow so I don't feel like I'm covering my entire face in highlighter.  I have oily skin so I w... see post
the3S
what is the best makeup for someone with rosacia?
I have Rosacia and am getting married soon, what is the best makeup to minimize my pores and get rid of the redness so I look good on my wedding day?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi the3S!   What products are you currently using to help treat the Rosacea? Are there any particular ingredients that you know cause your skin to become red or sens... see post
newhope
Sensitive/Mild Facial Cleanser & Moisturizer without salicylic acid/ benzyl peroxide?
Hi, I've been battling with acne for a while. Just went to see a new dermatologist and am prescribed some topicals that will be doing the job of drying my skin for me. She told me not to be using facial cleansers or moisturizers with any of the ingredients for acne such as salicylic acid or benzyl peroxide or I'll be drying my skin out even more which will be producing more oil.     Before today's appointment, I've been using Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion (for oily/acne prone skin) and washing with Estee Lauder perfectly clean foam cleanser.    Any product recommendations? My skin is pretty sensitive, so anything really light that doesn't contain "acne" concern ingredients would be great! 
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Titian06
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @newhope !  My favorite basic, gentle facial cleansers are First Aid Beauty Facial Cleanser and Philosophy Purity Made Simple. see post
NancieNano
does the clarisonic mia 2 winter hydration set come with a travel case
does the clarisonic mia 2 winter hydration set come with a travel case?
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relr
relr / NEWCOMER / replied
I was just looking for that and here someone answer that it didn't come with a travel case http://answers.sephora.com/answers/8723/product/P389098/questions.htm see post
VentureBros2021
What order should I apply my skincare?
Hi, I just wanted a professional opinion on how to get the most benefits out of my skincare routine and your opinion on what time (night time or day time) i should apply these as well. I will tell you beside the products what time of day I have been applying them but i still want your opinion on the matter. These are the products i use: *Clinique liquid facial soap for oily skin (day and night) *Clinique clarifying lotion type 3 for oily combination skin (day and night) *Clinique dramaticaly different moisturizing gel for oily skin (day time) (should i use at night also?) *Clinique Repairwear laser focus serum (day time) (should i use at night also?) *Clinique Repairwear laser focus wrinkle correcting eye cream (day time) *Clindagel (prescribed acne medication that is a thin liquid) (night time) *Mario Badescu glycolic eye cream (night time) *Tarte Maracuja Oil (night time)   -thank you- and for my acne medicine my dermatologist said i can apply it under or over moisterizer at night, hope that helps with giving me a good answer
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
You could be right, shapeshifter. I have heard differing opinions. I always apply my SPF after my moisturizer because that is what I am used to, but I could also be wron... see post
mcsxo
How to apply Bare Minerals original foundation
Ok so I recently bought Bare Minerals original foundation...I figured it would be an easy foundation for days I don't feel like doing much. I put on a primer, liquid illuminator and a little bit of cream concealer then went to apply the foundation with the tarte airbrush finish brush (recommended by TiffanyD to use with this foundation) and it looked terrible! It went on patchy and clinged to dry spots that didn't exist before I put it on. I do have dry skin, but have learned to moisturize well before applying foundation. I feel like I made a crucial mistake somewhere along during the application because I know this is a very loved foundation by many people. Anyone have any ideas?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mcsxo!   Definitely make sure your primer, liquid illuminator and concealer have a bit of time to settle into the skin before applying the foundation. I would wai... see post
ladysparkles
What is my closest match in YSL Fusion Ink Foundation?
I did the Color IQ in a Sephora store and my match is 1Y02. None of the shades of YSL Fusion Ink Foundation come up as a match, but I'd like to try the product. What shade would be the closest match for me?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ladysparkles,   I recommend trying YSL's Fusion Ink Foundation SPF 18 in the shade B20 Ivory.  see post
caif
I need a face wash that can take off my eye makeup as well
Hi there -   I'm a huge consumer of mascara and eyeliner. I used to have a great face wash that could handle the chore of removing my eye makeup as well as clean my face, but it was discontinued.   I want one product - a face wash - that can do the trick. I don't want to use eye makeup remover after I wash my face.    Any thoughts?
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sulfate
BEAUTY GURU sulfate / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Good for you!!!!  I'm glad that was helpful. FYI, John Masters makes my favorite shampoo/conditioner as well.   I'm a vegetarian who tries to be vegan (and fails), so ... see post
ashleenicoleex3
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
I'm looking for the shade that would match me best in the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation. I'm NW20 in the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation, N1 in the MAC Face & Body Foundation, 3.0 in the Urban Decay Naked Sin Foundation and 30 in the Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet +. Does anyone have any idea or suggestion on what shade I would be?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ashleenicolee, I recommend the color Fiji or Ceylan in the Nars Sheer Glow! :) -Laura   see post
shelbs1992
WEDDING HELP!!
I am very very simple when it comes to putting on makeup, and I am attending an outdoor wedding on October 4th at Ahmanson Ranch, which I guess is really really nice. I was wondering if there were any tips you could give me to just do a simple, but fresh and pretty look for an outdoor, country themed wedding... I am wearing a royal blue dress, beige heels, I have blue/green eyes, tan skin, and dirty blonde hair.
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi shelbs, Since you're not used to wearing eye shadow, but do usually wear eyeliner, I suggest stepping up your eyeliner to a liquid, and adding a subtle light sheen ... see post
mysticcrystal
Need help in picking the right shade for Amazing Cosmetics Concealer
Hi. I just bought Amazing Cosmetics Concealer in Light Honey. It was way too light! The Sephora near me does not carry Amazing Cosmetics. Can you help me find the right shade? For reference, I currently use Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3. The darker shade in the Laura Mercier SC-3 is a good match for my skin. I also use Benefit Hello Flawless in Never Settle Petal.
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mysticcrystal, It's hard to match concealers without seeing you in person. Are you planning on using this under your eyes or to conceal blemishes on your face? I su... see post
morgangrace
I need help picking a foundation shade!
I am really wanting to try Dior star foundation but not sure what a good color will be for me! Please help.  I am shade  360 bisque in Lancôme teint idole ultra 24h foundation   BD 55 warm praline in YSL fusion ink foundation  and NW 35 in MAC 
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi morgangrace, Dior colors that end in 0 have neutral undertones, colors ending in 1 have yellow undertones, and colors that end in 2 have apricot or pink undertones.... see post
khworsham
Best primer for large pores & slightly oily skin?
I have very large pores around my nose/t-zone, and I am in desperate search for a primer to cover them! I also tend to have a little bit of oily skin in that area as well, so I need the primer to last all day. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi khworsham, I recommend the Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing. This is an oil absorbing, sweat and humidity resistant primer!  It will... see post
gimper
Iwear bareMinerals mediumbeige foundationpowderWhat color would I wear in the Pure Brightening Serum
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi gimper, Bare Natural 07 is the color match for Medium Beige!  I suggest trying it on in the store to make sure that's the best match for you! :) -Laura   see post
relr
what color is in the mia 2 winter set?
lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's the Seabreeze.   I thought you were asking a general question about the shade rather than looking for the particular shade name provided from the brand itself. :)... see post
CORPORATEK
Daytime moisturizer for sensitive oily skin with frequent clogged/large pores
Hi all!!!   I want a daytime moisturizer that is gentle on my skin but that will improve it over time (not just coat it with silicones) and even my skin tone / decrease pore size / smooth the skin (and also will prep for makeup!).   I have oily skin with large pores and it does get sensitive at times.    This is my current routine:   Cleanser: either Algenist Gentle Cleanser or Philosophy Purity Gel Cleanser   Toner: day=Michael Todd Organics Antibacterial Algae Moisturizing Toner night= Michael Todd Organics AHA/BHA exfoliating toner   I CANNOT stand any moisturizer with sparkle too it... I wanted to love the Algenist Pore Refining Gel Moisturizer but there are freaking mica sparkles in it and they accentuate my pores ARGHH!   Please help!!!!   Also -- Is it OK to use moisturizers that contain oils on oily skin? Will they clog my pores? Sometimes I use Korres Rose Sleeping Facial at night and I feel like my skin drinks it uppppp but it's too heavy for a daytime moisturizer...    Any suggestions would be a huge help     xoxo.  
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY SAVANT TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Absolutely, I was one of the folks told that oily means no need to moisturize. The first time I heard otherwise was a friend that was selling Mary Kay. A year of that fi... see post
newhope
Please teach me Makeup Brush 101
Hello. I'm trying to get into the hang of makeup. I don't really own any brushes.   I use a liquid foundation and just apply with hands at the moment. I have Mac's mineralize natural I apply with a sponge... please correct me on what brushes should be used.   I want to buy a cheap basic brush set off ebay/amazon. They're like 12-pieces or something for less than $15.   I just have no idea which ones are good for liquids, powders, contouring, eye blending (without you looking like a panda) etc.   For example in e.l.f. Studio Brush set. They have a complexion, foundation (angled, pointed) , powder, stipple,  fan, smudge brush, etc. So many!     If someone doesn't mind helping me be educated in this art, I truly appreciate it! 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, NewHope, you may consider posting the image of the brush or merely stating the website it's available as outside links are not allowed on Beauty Talk and will eventu... see post
Denholme
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light
If my foundation color is 1W2 in the Double Wear Stay In place, what would be me shade in the Double Wear Light?  My overall foundation IQ is 4Y04.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Denholme, Based on the shade that you currently wear, I recommend 2.0 http://www.sephora.com/double-wear-light-stay-in-place-makeup-spf-10-P378286?skuId=1465053... see post
ashleenicoleex3
Face Serums
I have oily, acne prone, sensitive skin. I'm looking for a face serum that will work well with my skin type. Does anyone have any suggestions. Also in looking for a new moisturizer. I was looking at the Korres Pomegranate Balancing Gel-Cream Moisturizer. Had anyone tried it? What do you think about it?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What are you looking to address in regards to incorporating a serum?   In your previous foundation thread I recall you mentioning you had found a skin care line suitab... see post
rae1990
Q. Extreme concealer frustration
This is my first time posting here, and I am in desperate need of some advice. I have tried several different concealers (both drugstore and high-end from Sephora) and have yet to find a product that really matches my skin-tone. I have quite pale skin (some would say very pale) with pink undertones, which are not deep at all. For reference, the shade 001 (Light) in Dior's Diorskin Nude BB Crème matches my skin flawlessly.   Essentially, my problem is that all of the concealers I've tried have an orange or yellow base, and I need one with more of a pink base, but I've been unable to find one. I'm currently contemplating trying the Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Fair, but from looking at the swatch online here, it also looks like it has more of a yellow/orange base and I'm leery of spending the money if I'm just going to have to return it. I've been unable to find any youtube video reviews of that shade, and my closest Sephora store doesn't carry them.   So, I am taking to this board in the hopes that one of you wonderful readers will be able to help me with my dilemma. Also for reference, I've tried Bobbi Brown's Face Touch-up Stick in Warm Ivory (the shade that was recommended to me) and it too is too orange. I've also tried Tarte's  Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Fair, but it was too light. I'm currently using the Nars Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, but it too has a more orange base, and it doesn't work well for me when I have to use it to cover acne blemishes; I wind up with patches on my face that are darker than the rest of my skin because of the concealer's base tone.   I've also tried Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage in SC 2, thinking I could blend a custom color, but it was too cake-y in texture and also had the same issue with the orange base tones. I realize I've rambled a lot here, but it's a frustrating situation. I would greatly appreciate any advice or opinions on which product might work for me. The other alternative is to drive to my nearest Sephora store and get in-store help; and that store is 80 miles away. Thank you very much in advance for your advice/help!
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lvvv
SIGHTSEER lvvv / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / answered
A. Try the Laura mercer #1 nude . It has a light pink undertone I love it and its great for dark circles. It is the single not the Secret camouflage . see post
Lanbo
Am I overusing skincare products?
I am a 18 years old teenager with a combination skin type, and I am wondering if I have gone overboard with skincare. I clean my face with the clarisonic and cleanser twice a day and use exfoliating product once a week. Then I use a toner, essence, prepping lotion, radiant serum, hydrating serum, brightening serum, revitalizing serum, eye cream, and facial cream. As for mask, I put on cleansing mask, hydrating mask, brightening mask once a week in different days. If I get a breakout or small pimple, I would put on a layer of tea tree oil and 2% salicylic acid product on the infected site after I am finished with my routine. So, I am using too many skincare products? 
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY PRO ballerinagrl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hi Lanbo,   Please add in a facial sunscreen SPF 50, and wear it even on gray days. In truth this is the most important ingredient of a skincare routine at any age, an... see post
PreetGill
Shade YSL
I use NC 40 and NC 42 in MAC. I use MUFE HD 153 (which still seems a little dark). I need to know what shade in YSL Fusion Ink would best suit me. I hate foundations that have a pink-ish tint to them as my skin is more on the yellow side.
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emmohh
BEAUTY BOSS emmohh / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Adding on to what talinder said I'm an NC42-NC43 and I use 153 in the HD foundation. You'll want to try 128 as it's bettter for people who are NC42 but lean toward NC40.... see post
saini
foundation
can someonme plz tell me hw long the foundation last long? i got my foundation in August nd its a big bottle i dont use often too much do u think i can still use this fr more 6 months? i m usin KAT VAN D foundation i want to try HD makeup forever any advices?  
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi saini,   I agree with Andy. If you want something a little bit more lightweight for your wedding, you may want to try Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation.  see post