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End0ra
In-flight mini facial kit - any other suggestions?
  In a few months I'm going to be doing a very long haul (14 hour) flight. One of the things I'm really looking forward to is settling down in my seat, having a glass of champagne,  giving myself a mini-facial and trying stuff from my recent chic week haul to keep my skin nicely hydrated throughout the flight.  I've also got a few simple makeup things so I'll look reasonably decent when I disembark. I think I've got it  all sussed - it's pretty much all foils and samples so I'm traveling pretty light even though I've got lots of stuff.  I'd love to hear any other suggestions though - TSA approved please!   So, in order of usage, I've got: Ole Henriksen Vit C Cleansing Wipes When Whenever You Travel gel fiber mask Shiseido Benefiance Eye Mask Dior One Essential Serum (foil) Tarte Maracuja Oil Clarins Extra Firming Night Cream L'Occitane hand cream and lip balm Single use moisturizing eye drops Then, for freshening up and getting ready to disembark: Lavanila deodorant  Amele freshening up wipes Dry shampoo Teeth and mouthwash stuff (not pictured) Ole Henriksen Vit C Brightening Serum (foil) Murad day cream (foil) Smashbox primer Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Couple basic eye shadows (not pictured) Lancome black eye pencil Chanel mascara YSL Rebel Nudes glossy stains (foil)
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SallieSunshine
BEAUTY GURU SallieSunshine / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Lisa Eldridge has a wonderful video on this topic with product and process recommendations. I have to assume you're sitting in first class, because I cannot imagine tryi... see post
melly921
what is the difference between Eyebrow powder and wax.?
Hi I have a question I was wondering what the difference between eyebrow powder and wax is.? I have a few shaping eyebrow kits the Sephora collection one and the brow envy kit, Which I love that kit, I also received a sample of the Anastasia brow powder duo which I love as well. Im into trying to get the best product for a good looking brow. I noticed too faced had a new wax called bulletproof brows which I was interested in buying, because on Sephora the Anastasia pomade is all sold out. So I was just wondering what the difference was and which is always best to go with.?
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andyhtrieu
How to fix splayed bristles
I accidentally capped my eyeliner brush in a rush and I bent the bristles.... -___-'' Is there a way to fix this?  
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ilovebears
HALL OF FAMER ilovebears / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't know if this is the best way, but when my brushes have some bent or unruly hairs, I wet the brush with warm water, and wrap a paper towel around the brush very t... see post
LibeS87
Eye makeup remover
What is the best eye makeup remover for very sensitive, dry skin (only around the eyes is it dry)? After a week of taking my eye makeup off, my eyes are very sore, especially the tops.
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m3rma1d
BEAUTY PRO m3rma1d / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Here's my fave: http://www.sephora.com/sens-eyes-waterproof-sensitive-eye-cleanser-P171101 see post
Tesa224
Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation R
 Hi guys,   I recently got the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation in Rich Chestnut 5C1.  I think this shade matches my skin but I'm not sure. I wear MUFE HD foundation in 178. I tried Estee lauder double wear in Amber Honey 5N2 and that was too orange for me and I tried it in Rich Cocoa 6C1 and that was too dark for me . Do you think this is the correct shade I should be wearing? 
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
The best way to check, is to stand in front of a window that has natural light. With a mirror, turn your face to the side and check to see if the color blends from your ... see post
2014swallow
How to change birth date? It is incorrect in my account information.
melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi 2014swallow,   I'll message you now to help! see post
allaj
Complete skin care regimen
I am looking for tips regarding complete skin care regimen including facial cleanser, toner, day cream, night cream, and possibly serum. I'm 31 and have fine lines in my forehead and enlarged pores in my T zone. Any recommendations?
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's probably time for some anti aging products. You should consider a Retinol treatment to combat the lines and evenness in your skin. I like Algenist Firming and Lifti... see post
Jahnina
Q. NARS powder foundation dilemma
I always use NARS (fiji)  powder foundation SPF 12 but its sold out EVERYWHERE for some odd reason!? I absolutely love NARS fiji is my perfect color match but I am in desperate need of a new powder and sense I can't get NARS anytime soon....   Any suggestions on some other good brands I was thinking Chanel but I don't know? I also wonder what would be the color match for other brands for me any suggestions?   Oh and I am 21 with semi dry skin if that info helps. 
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dannyc
HALL OF FAMER dannyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Do you have a Lord & Taylor near you? They are having their F&F sale right now, 10% off cosmetics.  see post
EPaden
what is...?
What is Skin Foundation Stick? What is for? Is it something everyone should have? Do you match your skin tone?
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Its just a different form of a foundation.  if you need a foundation, have combination to slightly oily skin, and has yellow undertones, it might be something that you ... see post
EPaden
Eyeshadow
I was wondering what people think of powder and liquid eye-shadows. Which is better? If you use liquid eye-shadow do you use liquid eyeliner? What are your thoughts on these eye-shadow? I am not sure what I want to do. Don't want to look like a clown. Thanks a bunch
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I personally like them both. they have different merits.  it also depends on the quality of the item.. some powder shadows are awesome but some are not..  some cream s... see post
4jackie
greige eyeshadow help for green eyes
I just discovered that greige eyeshadows compliment my green eyes and auburn hair light skin !  DESPERATELY seeking help in putting combos together, please include brands and shade names because i absolutely suck at putting looks together !  Ty to all who reply !
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have hazel eyes and love purples and greens. Smashbox has a palette specific for hazel eyes And Marc Jacobs Tease palette is entirely purple. Very pretty! I love it!  see post
Charmm1
recommend an eyeshadow color olive green eyes and fare skin. something age appropriate 40ish.
Im looking for any easy application that won't irritate my eyes. I currently use Mac and the base primer irritates my eyes. I need something natural but can make my eyes pop as well for someone in their 40's.   Please advise......
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Was your experience with the Smashbox shadows paired with the primer that has given you issues with irritation? Try swatching and feeling the texture of the shadows in s... see post
skyeelissa
Sparse Eyebrows
Do you have any products you'd recommend to help grow eyebrows?
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Chickibum
BEAUTY WHIZ Chickibum / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I use Rogaine lol It works like a charm and is cheap. I just put some on a q-tip and apply to brows at night after all other skincare.  see post
susiejv7
mufe 127
I just bought MUFE shade 127 and its a perfect match in person!! but in pictures with flash i look white. I need one a slightly darker but not tooo much darker.Which shade is recomended? 
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
If you're wearing SPF under this foundation, that might be the cause of the white flashback. Try wearing a lower SPF, a chemical SPF, or no SPF at all when you're taking... see post
lulupiee
light/medium foundation or.
What would you recommend for summer foundation or bb cream or tinited moisturizer for everyday. I am oily/combo skin, medium skin tone.  
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have been loving Clinique Stay Matte foundation. You can get light to medium coverage from this foundation. Used sparingly, you'll get light coverage. I love using it ... see post
allaj
Skin care line
I'm 31 and looking for recommendation for a skin care line/regimen. I have fine lines in my forehead and enlarged pores in my nose and chin areas.
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krtty1125
BEAUTY WHIZ krtty1125 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I highly recommend the Clarisonic Mia if you don't already have one,  It has worked wonders on my enlarged pores - I mean WONDERS in a very short period of time they are... see post
allaj
Skin care advice
Do you recommend to use components ( cleanser, toner, day and night cream) from the same line in skin care regimen for better synergy of the active ingredients, or do you find more typical to mix it up to better customize and tailor to specific needs? Thank you!
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callmefafi
BEAUTY BOSS callmefafi / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
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Carmen241986
Amore Pacific Natural Protector Dupe ?
Hey girls,   So I am running low on the foil packet samples of the Amore Pacific Natural Protector sunscreen. I had got them as part of my skincare routine and I have found that they don't carry it in Canada. I don't honestly want to purchase it online and would like to consider a sunscreen option that is a dupe of this ?. The price is also a bit much as well but it's not the biggest deal. What I love the most about it is that it helps control oil/sweat although I do hear it can oxidize foundation/tinted moisturizer.   So if anyone knows of a dupe option for this product that can be found in Canadian stores please let me know. 
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Boscia oil-free moisturizer is available in Canada. Also, Holt Refrew is carrying Amore Pacific too, you can check it out there. see post
Artemis9109
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick shade rec?
Hello   I have heard so many good things about the reformulated BB skin foundation stick & would like to try it but I don't know what color I need. I was skin IQ matched in Sepohora with 1R09, but the product doesn't come up when I try to find my matches. Can anyone help me? Like I said I was matched 1R09, wear UD Naked Fluid in 7.5 & BM Ready in Golden Tan (which is a bit light).   While I LOVE the UD, I'm wanting something a bit more portable & easier to use for an upcoming trip to the UK.
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Artemis9109
SPECIAL GUEST Artemis9109 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I went to the BB site & they suggested Golden Honey but of course it's not a shade sold in Sephora stores and since I'm in the sticks aka KY lol the only other place nea... see post
krtty1125
Self tanner for fair skin
I have fair skin and would like a good self tanner for my arms & legs that won't rub off and will be natural looking but won't look too dark. Any suggestions?
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krtty1125
BEAUTY WHIZ krtty1125 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thanks for the recommendations! see post
Lynnie57
Verso Serums for eye and face - can you use these products if you have rosacea?
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Lynnie, Yes, the Verso skincare line should be fine to use with rosacea. Retinol is a collagen boosting ingredient which will help to soften skin, even texture and ... see post
Goldgirl124
Sephora Press Kit: VIB Rouge
I have a question do you still have the Sephora Press Kit: VIB Rouge. If so where can I get it?
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Goldgirl124! I don't believe that this was available to the general public. It doesn't look like something we will be carrying in the future, either. Sorry about th... see post
Sarah1130
Contouring Help Requested
I have begun trying to contour my cheekbones and nose as I have recently really gotten into make up . I have all the supplies necessary including Sephora's great contour brush set. My nose contouring looks great, making my nose look long and thin. However my cheekbone contouring typically looks like I did nothing or just a stripe of dark color that does not look like a shade. Any advise on how to get a noticeable difference without feeling like I have a huge stripe on my face?
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Catcher22
BEAUTY BUFF Catcher22 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
  This video helped me out a ton. She has a bunch of great tutorials. The ITA brush by NARS is amazing! I think it is a must have for contouring. After I purchased ... see post
EPaden
Sore Lips
I'm looking for something that will help with chapped and sore lips.  Don't want anything that is too greasy. But want it to work. Can anyone help?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Emma brings up a good point, are you aware of any sensitivities or allergies that may be causing the severe dryness and soreness? see post
EPaden
Foot
Any recommendations for nice looking foot? My foot aren't bad.  Little bit dry and around my one big toe from squatting at work (chap).
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi EPaden, I recommend the Diamancel Diamond File For Foot Calluses #20 to gently smooth rough edges on the feet.  Of course if you really want to go all out, you coul... see post
KyrstenElson
Bad acne
I have bad acne on my forehead. but only there i have tried almost every skin care product an none really work. HELP?!
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chocopudding
BEAUTY WHIZ chocopudding / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I second the hair products idea! Do you have bangs or do you push back hair from your forehead frequently? It could be that you're irritating it with any hair products t... see post
Bonita7
Bronzer or Blush for aging skin
I am 65, use very little mineral makeup. I have very fair skin. What blush/bronzer do you recommend so I don't look chalky.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I definitely recommend Clinique's Bronzer in Sunkissed! It is one of my favorites and one of the few products that I have actually finished. :)  see post
feline5190
Allergies to parabens, fragrances, & balsam of peru
I was recently allergy tested at my allergy dr.  They did the patch test (true test) where they put the patches on your back.  I tested positive for parabens, fragrances & balsam of peru.  Those things are in practically everything!!  Luckily I'm not terribly symptomatic.  I was mainly wanting to find out what face skincare/cosmetics ingredients I may be allergic to, since I've been keeping a log of potential problem ingredients.  My skin is acne prone and sensitive.  It has a tendency to get red and irritated looking (which I thought was just due to acne, but now know that allergies may be playing a role too).    I don't really use skin lotions (aside from sunscreen), body butters, etc.  I'll wear fragrances/perfumes every so often, and haven't noticed any reactions.  I use hand cream somewhat frequently and every so often I'll get a rash, but it isn't too often.    My question is, how closely should I adhere to not using products with parabens, fragrances, & balsam of peru??  I'm thinking I should just avoid certain products if I notice a reaction on my body.  But for my face, maybe I should completely avoid those ingredients?    What about shampoos & hair products?  My scalp doesn't really get itchy, but I do tend to notice my hair falls out pretty easily.  Could that be due to an allergic reaction?  Isn't fragrance in almost all high-quality shampoos??   Any help is appreciated!  Thank you!
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beachyt
BEAUTY BUFF beachyt / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
First of all, can I just say how much it sucks to do those allergy tests? I feel for you. I had them done as a kid (I'm allergic to over 100 types of grass, what on eart... see post
disneygirl98
Q. Adding more coverage to my foundation?
Do any of you know what a good product is that I could use to combine with my Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation to help give a little more coverage on my forehead and around my nose? I have my MUFE Full Cover Concealer that I love to use on my zits but I need something to cover those other spots that need extra coverage. I also want something that helps me to achieve a natural flawless looking face. Thanx xoxo
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi disneygirl98,   We have already given you a ton of advice in your other thread. Please review comments for us over there! Here's the link to the post>http://bit.l... see post
Ramsesh
What is the best shade for boi-ing concealer.
Hi   I use benefit oxygen wow in hazelnut shade. What is the best shade for boi-ing concealer.   Thanks
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ramsesh, I recommend the color 04 Medium/ Deep in the Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing concealer. :) -Laura http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp?keyword... see post