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How to incorporate tartes maracuja oil into my new skin care routine.
I recently ordered philosophy's miracle worker miraculous skin care collection set and have used it for a few days (day and night) but I was wondering how I could use my tartes maracuja oil with it? Or if I shouldn't use anymore even though I have a jumbo size of it. Just seems like a waste and I do really like the stuff. Any suggestions?? Oh and I would only use the tarte oil at night, so I just want to know if there's a way to incorporate in my new nighttime skincare routine.   Thank you!!!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The tarte oil seals in moisture and is a thicker oil. Use last, over moisturizer or instead of moisturizer. I have this oil, not the set. Tarte does say use the oil as ... see post
Hey, any good dewey foundations for dry skin?
HALL OF FAMER Chickibum / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My dry skin LOVES Too Faced Born This Way and Armani Luminous skin. The too faced may run a bit satin as opposed to dewey on some. But if I don't powder its nicely dewey... see post
Lighter shade of Barcelona (NARS Sheer Glow).
Hi, I have been using the shade 'Barcelona' (medium w/ olive undertones) in the NARS Sheer Glow through the summer and love it. However, my tan is fading and I'm looking for a lighter shade to mix into my Barcelona as I head towards my naturally paler complexion in the winter. What would you suggest as I have to buy online and can't make it into a store?   Cheers, Courtenay
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Ravenpuff / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi Randee,    I noticed that it still says 'medium' shade though. Is it definitely lighter than 'Barcelona'?   Thanks, Courtenay see post
Men skincare tools
Hey guys! I need some advice for men skincare.  My 32 year old brother suffers from oily skin and breakouts. I want to get him a gift to combat his skincare concerns and I've been telling him he should try clearsonic. I don't have one but I've always wanted one myself!     I saw they have a new clearsonic alpha fit cleansing system for men but it is $189 whereas there is also a new Clinique for men sonic deep cleansing brush for only $89.   Does anyone have any recommendations or thoughts on each? The Clinique definitely fits my budget more but is it any less effective? Or any other skincare and tool recommendations for him?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi scarletb,   I haven't had a chance to use the Cinique Sonic Deep Cleansing Brush but I still think it's worth it to purchase the Clarisonic for Men Sonic Deep Cle... see post
Need nude lipstick and lipgloss with long lasting power
Need a nude lip stick and lip gloss for medium light Asian skin. Thank you
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SPECIAL GUEST christinele / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Similar to natural lip color. Lylysa see post
Need new routine/makeup
 I have scarring from acne and tweezing ingrown hairs (hirsituism). I need a new skin care routine and all new makeup. I have combination skin that gets more oily as the day goes. I have used Clinique and bare minerals in the past. What do you suggest for a new routine that is affordable? Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second Ole Henriksen. Such a great line for skincare! see post
Two questions
1.)  How do I get rid of white heads on my face?   2.)  What are some other ways to treat Keratosis Pilaris?   thank you for your time
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BEAUTY WHIZ charlyc / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi. With the dream cream, do you use that on your face or just body? I am trying to find something for my daughter that may work. Thanks! see post
HELP!! i have started getting melasma the older it get.
 i have tried MANY different concealers and foundations to try and cover the dark patches on my skin.  (especially for the dark patch above my upper lip that resembles a five o' clock shadow, and is quite embarrasing)  any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER ShannonAlexis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hello, emilynoel83 has some great videos for covering melasma on youtube. She tells you products and techniques for the best coverage. Definitely give her video a try. ... see post
Can I find my skintone number from my foundation?
 I'm fairly new to this and recently got a few samples from my local sephora. I now want to try other foundations I've heard really great things about but I don't know my shade. The foundation samples I got were from MUFE y365 and Kat Von D #53 & #54. Is it possible to find my skintone number based on these foundations?  
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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes you can! http://www.sephora.com/color-iq And use the drop down menu to select the brand you found a match in and follow the steps for a list of all the shades that c... see post
Help! Early 30s - Which PM eye treatment to stave off wrinkles?
Hey All!   I'll be 31 soon and am finally starting to take my eye skincare regiment seriously.  I'm looking for something (especially at night) to help address fine lines/wrinkles, but am totally overwhelmed at all of the options.   I do understand that I should be looking for something with retinol and have been pouring over reviews for a bunch of products (Verso Super Eye and Dr. Gross Triple Correction serums seem to be the top so far), but want to make sure I don't spend money on something that's not going to help in the long run - so here I am!   Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here are my two cents.   What has been most effective for the health of my skin is consistency.  For my eyes, none of my eye creams are retinol products, and I can tel... see post
Can I use giftcards at Sephora.ca?
I was going to get a Sephora gift card, can I use it online if I use the Canadian store? I know this was a problem a while ago, not sure if it has gotten fixed yet. 
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BEAUTY GURU BeautyBee92 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
You can still only use it in store unfortunately :( I'm hoping though with the new warehouse that maybe they will start accepting them soonish...maybe... see post
How do I keep my white nail polish from staining?
It still stains even if I wear a top coat.
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vitiligo
I have vitiligo and would like some advise on a good concealer to cover my my spots on my face and that won't wash off right away.
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ruby74red / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks I order something from dermablend hope it works. I use to buy from colortration but they are closing down. see post
How to cover pimples? Good Concealer?
Help! Im going into 9th grade and am looking for a better makeup/skincare routine, as of right now i wear an elf primer, maybelline acne fighting bb cream, a crappy concealer, and a smooth minerals press powder, any ideas as to what i can use to cover the occassional breakouts (and a better concealer)   ps- i have a fair skintone (im a redhead) and a normal skin type
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BEAUTY WHIZ SheWhoSkis / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I should add, the Lisa Eldridge video for Natural, Flawless Skin, the Eldridge Technique is great as well. It shows how to use different brushes for different types of c... see post
Q. Foundation for acne scars & advice on shade
Hi!  I'm stuck home after back surgery so can't get out to my Sephora.  I'm looking for a new foundation to cover/fill in acne scars.  I have a great primer but need foundation.  Here's my info: I'm naturally very fair with cool pink undertones but use self-tanner so not sure if that would effect the undertone of the foundation I pick. I want my face to match my neck with self-tanner on it.  I think if I get a foundation with pink undertones it won't match the yellow in the tanner.  I have combo skin, oily t-zone.  I'm 53 and I take good care of my skin so wrinkles aren't an issue.  To recap: need foundation to cover acne scars (some deep); what color/undertone should I get to work with the tone self-tanner makes my skin? I'm looking at Estée Lauder Extreme Wear (I think that's what it's called) or Kat Von D but I'm open to ANY suggestions. Phew!  Ty so much for helping me!  Being stuck at home sucks...especially when you wanna makeup shop!
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Skin Care Help Please!
I need advice on skin care that works for a 36 year old that still has acne. Not only do I still have problems with acne, I'm now in my 30s and don't want to create wrinkles. My skin is olive and tends have dark spots where blemishes have been. I also have dark spots along my jaw line which are new in the last couple of years. I'm sure a lot of it is related to stress and hormones, but neither one of those things are going away. I've tried pretty much everything including Obagi. It seems that things people have recommended have either focused on improving the dark spots and made the acne worse or vice versa. Isn't there something out there that can effectively treat both? Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Totally agree on the dairy!  I cut out milk completely and only occasionally have cheese and ice cream.  Within a month or so my skin improved drastically. see post
Concealer match
Hi I recently started using Nars sheer glow foundation and I am in the shade punjab and I really was wanting to try Nars concealer stick but unfortunately i don't know what shade i would be so i was wondering if you would mind helping me. Thank You!!!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jennlynn,   I would go with Custard, or, if you want something a bit more pink try Honey:   http://www.sephora.com/concealer-P293603?skuId=1344449 see post
Gift Cards
Hi, everyone! I have a question regarding gift-cards bought in United States. One of my friend has a Sephora gift card and she doesn't wear makeup so I was wondering if I can use her gift card number in Canada at any Sephora retail store. I won't have the actual gift-card but would a gift card number or scanned copy of the gift card work? Looking forward to any replies by the experts.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Shrutidixit,   Gift cards purchased in the US should be accepted at Canadian stores, however, the store would most likely not accept a gift card number or picture... see post
Can pink hair dye hide my left over nasty green color?
So I dyed my hair green a few months back and I faded it but didn't take all the color out. After that I bleached it, which didn't take out the rest of the green...so then I used One N Only Colorfix (I used it about a week ago) from Sally's Beauty Supply. It seemed like it removed it, but the green is slowly coming back. Nothing is working. My hair is a disgusting embarrassing snot green/yellow color. I wanted to dye it pink tomorrow! Will the pink dye cover it, or will I have to try something else?   Here is my hair color now (sorry, I had just washed it):    I wanted to dye it this color:    Please help! I'm at my wits end.
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catsandfeminism / NEWCOMER / replied
Hey, yeah I bleached it again. :) It still needs toned but it's better. Here's a pic of my freshly bleached, dry hair. (Also sorry the picture is sideways, no idea how ... see post
Staying matte
How can I keep my face matte all day? I live in a very hot and humid place and have oily skin. What product do you recommend?
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BEAUTY MASTER nycmle / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Becca's Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector is AMAZING! see post
Brow shaping advice requested
I typically get my brows waxed to clear out obvious strays, and pretty much keep things natural beyond that. Being a beauty newbie who is starting to experiment with more involved looks, I keep thinking the portions of my brow that are closest to my nose are a little too bushy and cut off my brow bone a little too much. I'm thinking about carefully tweezing on my (where I can make decisions on each individual hair) rather than go to a salon and risk having too much removed.    The look I am going for is a mild reshape to make my brow bone more visible and give me a little more space to play with colors. Having a fuller face, I suspect I shouldn't make them too whispy.    Is is this a reasonable goal?    Some image of what I currently have going on are below.    Am I nuts to consider reshaping on my own? Should I use a template such as the ABH ones, or just go without? Any favorite templates? If professional help is advised, how to I find a professional who won't over do it?    I realize this this is such a basic question, so I really appreciate any advice I can get!           
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Templates for brows always puzzle me.  How can one have a brow template?  That would be like saying there is a template for a nose...there are no two noses alike.  This ... see post
Q. Glasses-proof makeup!
Hi, everyone!  I've read a bunch of older threads regarding glasses and makeup, but I have a specific question for those of you who wear glasses and makeup.  I need to wear my glasses at work because I work on a computer, and I just can't look at screens anymore without them.  I don't need them for the rest of the day, until it gets dark, and I need them again.  Basically, I'm going to spend a considerable portion of my day wearing them, and a considerable portion not wearing them.  Every day when I take them off, though, my foundation is smudged on the sides of my nose and the bridge of my nose, where they rest on my face.   The question, then, is what will actually survive through 8 hours or so of glasses?  My usual routine is toner and moisturizer in the morning, then primer (either Smashbox or the Porefessional, whichever I grab first), foundation (Clinique Even Better Makeup), and a little bit of powder to set it (typically ELF, unless I have a sample of something else laying around).  Is there an unbeatable foundation I should try?  Different powder?  Or do I just need to start carrying a kit to fix my face after work?  (Ugh)
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BEAUTY GURU rachelhill / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. I wear some thick, heavy glasses.  Here are the things I've found that help minimize the smudging. 1.  Primers that are thinner.  Think MUFE hydrating primer.  Or Nars ... see post
I have two other Sephora beauty's, how can I add those points into my online account?
I have two other Sephora beauty's, how can I add those points into my online account?
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HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You will need to contact customer service so they can merge the accounts. If you scroll to the bottom of the website and click the "Customer Service" link you can find t... see post
Foundation Color
I'm currently using Sephora Collection 10 Hour Wear Foundation in 23 Light Neutral Beige, I'm looking into Nars foundation All Day Luminous Foundation what would be a compatible color?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Stephm1980!   I inputted your Sephora foundation shade into the Color IQ feature and it does indeed show a match to the All Day Luminous from Nars (Vallauris): ht... see post
Mascara help! I need my lashes to curl!
What is the best mascara for curl?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi krisann20,   Make sure you are using an eyelash curler before doing anything! I have been loving the  surratt beauty  Relevée Lash Curler!   After using the e... see post
CC Cream Color Match
Hi, I am a 2Y08 Sephora color match and I typically use the Bobbie Brown Medium to Dark BB cream. Which shade of the Sephora Collection Skin Perfect CC Cream would be the best match for me? Also would the Stila CC Color Correcting Cream in the shade Tone work for me? Thanks!
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Virgin to skin routines, help!
Basically I'm a slob.  I'm, 23 working full time in the city, and having a 2 hour or more commute ONE WAY.  So I have not been taking care of myself.  But now I won't be having that crazy commute anymore and I want to start looking like I care what I look like.   -combination skin, oily t-zone but can get dry in other areas. -have a break out once in a while but nothing too bad, black heads as well -no real skin sensitivy that I can think of  -I just want to have nice skin for days when I don't want to wear make up and for days that I do want to my make up will look on point because I started with a good foundation (my skin!)
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BEAUTY SAVANT hopkinss33 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
There are a few basics that make for a really quick and easy skincare routine (seriously...like most of it can be done in the shower and the rest is maybe 5 minutes a da... see post
How do I use YSL blur perfector?
I've put it on over foundation, and it make my skin look like it's peeling. It literally looks mottled and uneven.  Am I doing something wrong?
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BEAUTY BUFF TopazBeth / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I've tried it both on top of makeup and on its own. Alone, I use my fingertips and sweep it on in short strokes. On top of makeup, use the applicator and just tap it. see post
Estée Lauder double wear
I'm trying to find my shade in Double Wear. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour foundation in Medium Beige matched my skin perfectly but didn't provide enough long lasting coverage. My skin is light-medium cool toned. The Estée Lauder counter gave me Desert Beige but it is too warm & washed me out. From what I can tell from searching on line Pure Beige 2C1 or Fresco 2C3 would be better for my skin tone. Need help comparing the Tarte shade to Double Wear. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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