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what products would you recommend for a "dewy" finish to the face?
what products would you recommend for a "dewy" finish to the face. Right now, my face looks dry --especially at the end of the day.
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Recent Acne Troubles
I have not had acne my entire life until I turned 20, now it is driving me crazy. It is not severe but I would like to get it under control. After going the dermatologist and not being able to afford $800 in prescription creams that were generic but besides the point. I am looking for something to eliminate scaring and redness. I have been looking at the Dr. Dennis Gross One Step Acne Eliminating Pads and wonder if that is a good fit for me? If not what would be best?  And or what is a good face wash for me to be using?    As of right now, I am using a Neutrogena 3-1 Acne Control face wash, along with just a basic moisturizer.    Also in part of this problem, I have been wearing more coverup which is probably not helping the problem. I use to use Maybelline Mineral Powder cover up which I loved but it was discontinued , ever since then I have not found a cover up that works well with my face, either too heavy or not enough coverage. I am wondering which cover up would be good to cover some of these acne marks along with not being too heavy. I am leaning towards Bare Minerals, but am sure what I need or if it is good for me?    Thanks in advance!
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BEAUTY WHIZ kelloua / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi CourtNZ, I know people provided some helpful advice in your original thread and asked you some follow up questions there.  You might want to pop into that thread!  Al... see post
Foundation
Okay, so right now I'm using the SEPHORA hear wear perfection. I like, bt it does not last all day and it makes me shiny. I put Physicians Formula powder over it, but I am still shiny. I break out real easy, so I need method that will help hide bumps and not make me breakout. My terms doc told me to use something with minerals. What do you suggest I use? Something good for my skin and looks natural. Please help!
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Clarisonic Causing Breakouts!
I purchased a Clarisonic MIA to help with black heads on my nose and chin and to help my makeup set into my skin more instead of just rest on top of it. I have never ever had any type of acne issues before other than the random pimple MAYBE once a month. My skin is more of a combination but it can get dry very quickly in the winter. I have had the same skincare routine for probably 10 years. Clean and Clear Blackhead Earaser Scrub and Cetaphil Facial Moisturizer. No issues.   I know that when first using the Clarisonic it is expected to have a "purging period" This was an awful awful experience. My entire forehead, chin and even a spot or two on my cheek was covered in deep painful pimples. These even with some over the counter acne medication lasted about two weeks and I still (2 months later) have three little red spots on my forehead. For the last month and a half I have continued to break out. Every once in a while i'll get a deep painful one on my chin and my forehead has about 6 very tiny but very red pimples and one on my cheek that keeps coming back.   Side note- I have switched to the Deep Pore brush head because I haven't noticed much change in the black heads on my nose and chin. I also use Cetaphil face cleanser on the days I use my Clarisonic. I use my Clarisonic every two days.    WILL THIS EVER STOP? I have never had acne before and as a 27 year old this is devastating to me. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ kelloua / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yes, I agree (even though I'm sure it's not what you want to hear).  That is way, way too much exfoliation.  I'm sure there are some people who can use their clarisonic ... see post
Looking for Anti Aging Skincare line
I am looking for an anti aging skincare line. I currently use Bliss Youth as You Know It, but my main problem are laugh lines/creases. It is becoming very visible. Any solutions you can recommend? I am mid 40s and tend to have dry skin. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm a huge fan of a few lines and have dry skin as well. First, consider using an oil based cleanser as it's less stripping and harsh (I like Josie Maran, Shu Uemura an... see post
Why am I having a hard time finding a bronzer?!! :(
I have been struggling to find the perfect bronzer. I need something that would give me warmth not something that would make me look orange or ashy. what would you recommend?? 
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HALL OF FAMER Kiki1517 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have a stash full of bronzers and this Givenchy one has been my favorite lately. It gives the most beautiful glow.  see post
How can I copy this makeup look?
What products can I use to get this look?
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makeup shade
Was matched at Sephora store to BareMinerals matte fairly medium - would like to try Armani Lum Liquid - what color do you suggest
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Skitter1 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks - will take your advice see post
Fair Skin/ No breakouts
I have fair skin and am in high school, so I want something that looks natural. I would say I have normal to combination skin and am looking for a foundation that won't clog my pores and give me breakouts, but will also be the right fair shade.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sarah881,   I would recommend Urban Decay's Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup as it is very light yet provides buildable coverage for a flawles... see post
Need Hydration
I am 67 years old and I have to take water pills.  My skin is dull and needs hydration.  What do you recommend?  I would also like a dewy look with my foundation.  What do you suggest?
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HALL OF FAMER Kiki1517 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
As with what everyone else has asked, we need to know your skin type to recommend a specific moisturizer. But as far as a dewy look with your foundation, a few tips: ... see post
Taking Care of my Skin
Hello,   I'm 28 years old and i need to know what should be my daily facial routine and if can recommend me some suitable products. My skin type is combined
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ayouia,   I would recommend checking out Sephora's SkinCare IQ system which helps figure out your unique skin type and address your specific skincare issues. You ... see post
Live Chat with Tarte founder Maureen Kelly!
  This chat is closed. It will open at 12 pm PDT on March 16th.   Discover how glamour can be good for you with Maureen Kelly. Visit this thread on March 16 from 12­–1pm PDT to get beauty advice from the tarte founder herself. Ask her a beauty question and find out it actually is easy being green.   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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Q. Normal on the cheeks, oily but flaky on the t-zone... help!
Hey everyone! I have good, dewy skin on the cheeks however I can never find a cream that is good for my skin type. My skin literally covers both ends of the spectrum. I've tried Ole Henrikson's sheer transformation cream and while it felt amazing on my cheeks, my t-zone, specifically my nose, was still flaking like no tomorrow but it was still a bit oily. It's very frustrating because at the same time, I get breakouts approximately once a month in my t-zone area and my forehead tends to be quite oily. Anyone have skin care advice/tips as well as suggestions on what creams/moisturizers have worked for them? I live in Canada so our temperature fluctuates throughout the year. Thank you!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi alicexx,   I would recommend Clinique's Moisture Surge Intense as it is intended for people with dry to combination skin. I know how hard it can be to find the pe... see post
Healthy Glow, Light to medium coverage
Hello! I finally found myself at Sephora after years of not caring about makeup, but lately I am getting tired of my dull , lifeless skin . I am a bit on the dry side, and fair, with a little redness around my nose and cheeks (looks like sunburn). I would like a nice healthy, kind of dewey look. I bought the tarte bb cream and tarte full coverage airbrush powder. In the store I thought my skin looked good, but since I've been using it at home my skin looks dull and kind of cakey. I moisturize every morning and night and have tried using elf's mineral primer and laura mercier primer.. no change. I need a light to medium coverage. What would you recommend? I was thinking of the cover fx illuminating primer and powder.. Should I change foundation?
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BEAUTY MASTER blackunicorn / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I highly recommend the Guerlain Baby Glow. Great stuff! see post
I'm looking for a foundation i don't have to set with powder? thanks
BEAUTY MAVEN fmkshop / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I hate the powdery look of setting my foundation. Use a great primer ( I just fell in love with kat Von d) and use her lock it foundation or Dior with beauty blender. St... see post
Hi I have very large open pores could you advise me what I should use..
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi 200953,   Are you pores large and clogged or do you just have large pores? There is actually not a way to permanently reduce pore size, however, if pores are clea... see post
urban decay foundation
I am a shade 3.0 in the urban decay naked liquid foundation. What shade would I be in the urban decay powder foundation? Also can I use the powder foundation as a finishing powder for the liquid foundation ? Would it look good?
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alaynna17 / NEWCOMER / replied
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foundation color nars and tarte
i'm using nars sheer glow foundation color deauville and i wanted to try new foundation which is "tarteAmazonian Clay Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation" but i have trouble picking the right color, i like neutral tone
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi heavily,    I recommend trying the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 in the shade Fair-Light Honey. :)  see post
Very specific color question
ok i used to have /use the pixi brand corrector concentrate in brightening peach. I want to get the bobbi brown corrector in a similar color because that color in the pixi worked really good. So i am asking which color would be the closest to it. If anyone had both products. Or had any suggestions on a corrector or concealer that is closest to the shade. 
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BEAUTY BUFF sinfully / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
That is the color i was thinking. Ty randee :) see post
Having to return to the store TWICE for powder?!?!
I went into my local sephora this weekend to get some new powder.  I gravitated to the UD because that is my FAVORITE line right now, but i never tried the powder. i have generally worn MAC for as long as i can remember. I tend to stick with sephora for everything else and opted to just take all my business there because the chick at the MAC counter was rude the last time i went in there. Anyways. The SA at sephora put me in a light medium in Naked Skin. I am an NW20, and that was WAY too dark. Which i didn't realize until i got out of the store. I went back and and was told to go home and wash my makeup off and start over, and i should look great. I did that. Still bright orange. I went back the next day and went with Becca in Buttercup, which is STILL too dark. Is there any way that I can be matched correctly so i don't have to keep driving 40 miles one way to my local store?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Tracib1981,   I am sorry that you keep receiving an incorrect shade match at your local store. I recommend going into your local store without wearing any makeup.... see post
Estee Lauder to Kat Von D
I currently wear Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay-in-Place foundation in Sand 1W2. I am wanting to try Kat Von D's Lock-It Tattoo Foundation, but am not sure what color to use.  I was leaning towards Light 45, but is that too light? 
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lovelyliz, I think that the Light 45 might be the right match for you! :) -Laura see post
Damanged, Dry and Thick Hair from Bleaching. What to use?
Hi! I have very damaged dry thick hair from bleaching it to try to get it back to my natural hair color. What is the best product to use that will get it back to its softness, less frizz, and mangeability?
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BEAUTY MASTER gxlxaxm / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Joico Moisture Recovery... this stuff is INTENSE. It really helps fried hair. I haven't tried the rest of the products from this collection.. maybe try them all? I recom... see post
Shiseido Ibuki Line?
What do you feel about this new line?? I both the trouble-free skin kit because I really just wanted the Shiseido Buki Refining Mosturizer that won the Allure award for best moisturizer for oily skin tone.  But Paula's Choice reviews are horrible.  And every product I look up on that website has poor reviews for everything!! What do you think??
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Aleshy10! I can share my experience with this line with you! I decided to try the cleanser, the softener, and the refining moisturizer and I loved all three of them. ... see post
What Giorgio Armani foundation is closest colour match?
Hello. I would like to try the Giorgio Armani foundations. My local sephora doesn't have the line in stock to test so I"m going to order on line. Can you help me choose the best shade?   I currently am using a blend of : YSL Top Secrets All In One BB Cream in "Clear" (which is a perfect colour match for my skin and disappears right in, just gorgeous) mixed with Dr. Jart + Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm (to give a bit more coverage as needed). This homemade blend gives a nice natural yet radiant finish. My skin is very fair (think stereotypical English Rose complexion) I am considering the GA Luminous Silk foundation, and the GA Luminescence CC. Not sure which formulation or colour to try.   Thank you for your assistance!
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BEAUTY MAVEN mdmum / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
THank you for that excellent link. I got "Y101" see post
Q. Need an eye cream recommendation please?
I'm 41 and looking for an eye cream to help with my sagging lids, crows feet, and fine lines. I have very sensitive skin, so I don't want to use anything with retinol in it. I have already tried the Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist cream (it was so heavy and greasy it made me break out in white bumps all around my eyes). I also tried the Algenist Firming and Lifting gel and I had an allergic reaction to it (it made my eyes puff up pretty badly all around and caused a lot of discomfort). I could really use some help. I love my Sephora store, but, everyone who works there is in their 20s and none of them know what to recommend for me. Can anyone please help? I'm desperate! Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN mdmum / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Hi. I"m older than you, also have sensitive skin, and I second ZannaBt's recommendation to you: The Peter Thomas Roth line is good for our age and so gentle. I've become... see post
I would like to purchase a shampoo and conditioner to protect and brighten blonde highlights.
SPECIAL GUEST Aleshy10 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I'm going away for a while so I can't see my hair dresser for a partial so I asked her how I can keep my hair blonde as possible!  She recommended The Bioloage Keratindo... see post
What cleanser to use?
I am a 33 year old female who had plenty of acne in my adolescence and 20s and used proactiv and like products to manage it.  At this point, I only get acne on my chin during that time of the month but I still use the three step systems with benzoyl peroxide.  This has resulted in dry/combination and dull skin with some redness but I haven't had any breakouts.  I use cetaphil at night and cetaphil moisturizer with SPF 15 in the morning after my 3 step system.  I did a bunch of research but different sites recommend different cleansers so I'm even more confused.  What cleanser should I be using that also helps with anti-aging?!?!?! and is a cleanser and moisturizer sufficient to keep the breakouts away?
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BEAUTY WHIZ Nykole / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I agree with trysbeautyitems- dairy causes me terrible breakouts on my chin and jawline. I have switched to coconut milk and cut back on other dairy products and it has ... see post
Foundation/primer and concealer suggestions?
I seem to have some oily skin in the typical oily "T-Zone" area. By the end of the day it seems to have completely worn off. I have started using a little bit less of concealer for under my eyes along with powder and it deffinitley makes a difference with not looking cakey. I do make sure to smooth out any little lines if I see any during the day but it's been a lot better. I really like for my skin to look flawless so I love medium to full coverage. Any suggestion ladies? I'm seriosuly a foundation and concealer junkie . . . I'm looking to have a bit of a foundation collection before I move onto building up eyeshadows and all that fun stuff.
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SPECIAL GUEST Malgal00 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks!! I will totally look into that foundation/concealer!!! . . . I'm really hooked on getting really good foundations at the moment. I think it's best to have a supe... see post
Giorgio Armani Maestro?
Hi all! I have been using the Perricone No Foundation Foundation Serum for quite some time and am coming to the end of the bottle and have thought about trying something new. The NFFS worked well for my oily skin, but it's a pain to constantly have to mix it with bronzer for the correct color, and I never get it the same way twice. Plus, I have had dry patches start appearing on my face in the past few months, which is incredibly unusual for me. I have long heard good things about the GA Maestro - any thoughts as to if this would be a good fit for me? I ususally have rather oily skin, although this winter, I have been cursed with some pretty severe dry patches (especially under my eyes, where it is dry and flaky constantly - so wierd!). I hate the feel/look of heavy makeup, but want something that lasts throughout the day. I just want my skin to look like, well, skin! Not makeup! In the winter months, I usually wear Mac NC 30, although I tan very easily (olive toned skin with yellowish undertones). Thanks!
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BEAUTY MASTER trucie / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Your skin shows signs of being dehydrated. I used the Meastro one, and found it to be too drying. After a few hours, it clings onto every dey patches of my face and some... see post
Guerlain Baby Glow vs Joli Teint
I have quite a bit of my Joli Teint left but Baby Glow has caught my attention.   However having read some reviews it seems like they might be similar products? Has anyone tried both? I don't want to go out and buy Baby Glow if the product is similar to Joli Teint - which begs the question why would they have 2 very similar products in the line? Must be some difference, no?   Looking forward to your feedback. :-)    http://www.sephora.com/terracotta-joli-teint-found ation-P385581?skuId=1587963   http://www.sephora.com/meteorites-baby-glow-P39400 1?keyword=GUERLAIN%20Meteorites%20Baby%20Glow%20%2 ...
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HALL OF FAMER ilovpurses / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for enabling me to get yet another Guerlain foundation Jennifer and ivyxox. ;-)    I've also read that Baby Glow is more like a BB cream than a foundation - wou... see post