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MarcyAshley720
Powder Foundation
Hi, I struggle with very stubborn skin, my face is extremely oil prone, but if i use to harsh of product it will also peel yet still be very oily, anyways I was using Cliniques Stay Matte Powder Foundation it seemed to soak up excess oil and not cause alot of oil on my face, but now I see that it is no longer being sold. Does anyone have a recommendation for a powder foundation that will keep my face as matte and not oily as possible?? I also use face primer too and that helps a little bit..... Thanks!
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried finding it on the Clinique website or other places?   As for as a recommendation, I love the MUFE DUO Mat. It keeps me matte for the most part of the da... see post
etscore1
Dior Lip Glow vs. Perricone MD No Lipstick Lipstick
Can anybody offer some information about how these products compare to one another?
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DiVWA
BEAUTY MASTER DiVWA / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
IDK. I had lip balm (Lipsmackers with SPF) underneath mine. Based on the reviews of the NLL, lots of people like it so maybe it just was the wrong formula for me. see post
EPaden
Cream
What is the "Fat Girl Slim" and "Sit Tight"?  I was trying to understand w/hat its for but not sure I understand?
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Haha, I love this question!  I really don't know but I've just never felt inclined to walk over and read the bottle when it says fat girl on it In big letters.   Okay I... see post
EPaden
Foot
I am looking for something to make my foot smooth and healthy. Is there anything anyone would recommend for me? I do have sensitive skin. Thanks
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comeoneileen88
BEAUTY BUFF comeoneileen88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I totally agree! FAB's Ultra Repair Cream works great on feet.  My feet were in really rough shape after spending three weeks walking around Europe, and FAB's Ultra Repa... 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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reviewer1111
BEAUTY MAVEN reviewer1111 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hi,   I know I realized that I had accidentally posted in the makeup section and tried to delete it but for some reason the site would not let me.  Thank you for your ... 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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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Kimrousseau,   I have hard water at my house too! I first noticed this when I would use the shower at my local gym, my hair was bouncy and soft. When I use it at ... 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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Poisonivy9
BEAUTY MAVEN Poisonivy9 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I am actually about to buy my third urban decay optical blurring brush!  I love it and use it every day!  i have one for liquid and one for powder.  The third one will b... 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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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ashleenicoleex3,   I love Kevin's suggestions! Our natural lip texture tend to show up more with drier formulas. Try using a temporary lip filler, I recommend Cli... see post
IowaHawkeye
With Chemotherapy what is the best product to help with the skin burns.
EvangelineDamon
BEAUTY BOSS EvangelineDamon / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'm so sorry for what you're going through. There are a few specific chemotherapy treatments that do cause burning sensation throughout the body, especially to the feet... see post
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
That's my job, Kevin! ;) hehe 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
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
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
poemelyric
Dupe for Illamasqua's Long Departed Sin Blush
Hey guys!  I'm hitting close to pan on this blush (i've had it for YEARS).  Sin from Illamasqua was discontinued sometime in mid to late 2000's but i'm holding on to hope that I can find something as close to it as possible.  I thought I had a couple but they don't quite have the same impact.  I was looking at Marc Jacob's new blush line but the one I was eyeing was more magenta.  I tried Temptalia and they don't even have a record of it, LOL!  So, HELP!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Sorry I had to clean out my pics because, I had too many and could not add anymore:( 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
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
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
gennalee
I've tried Bobbi Brown liquid foundation (warm ivory) in stores and loved it
Should I spend the $48 or is there a similar foundation from another brand that is less expensive? Thank you!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi gennalee!   I do think Bobbi Brown's Skin Foundation SPF 15 is a great investment! I have not found anything that is exactly the same, however, I do think that Cl... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi bumlarom, I suggest the color Deep 66 in the Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation.  I recommend using the Sephora + Pantone Color IQ to help you find your perfect ma... see post
Mary092
Self-tanner
Hi guys! I have a little trouble getting tan during the summer. I am Irish and Italian but it seems that I have more of the Irish skin :-/. I am looking for a good self-tanner that lasts long and doesn't streak. I was researching the Tarte Brazilliance Skin and the Lancome Leg Gel. My legs are my primary focus because I'm assuming I have low levels of melatonin since I tend to have more whiteness and even some white spots after I burn. If any of you have tried either or product, I would appreciate your honest review! Sometimes, you can't always believe the reviews you see for products on websites.   Side note: I have tried St. Tropez in the past and it did not work for me. It comes out very streaky and orange, so I was not impressed. I have also tried the drugstore Jergen's Natural Glow - worst smell ever!!!!   P.S. I would not mind any recommendations on good body exfoliants and lotions to use prior to self-tanning, as it is very helpful and important to avoid streaks. I ran out of the exfoliant I use from LUSH! and am too far to make a casual trip there to buy more. Thanks for any help!
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Mary092
BEAUTY MAVEN Mary092 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
UPDATE: So after using the Sephora Collection's Tinted Self-Tanning Body Mist for a couple weeks, my opinion has changed. At first, it applied so evenly and I absolutely... 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
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
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