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Q. Alternative to UD's Naked Concealer
I've been using Urban Decay's Naked concealer for a while and although I love the formula, I absolutely cannot stand the chemical smell it has!    I've used Too Faced's Born This Way (thought it was too sticky and shiny) and NARS Creamy concealer (thought it was too dry and cakey) so I'd prefer something more of a light-medium coverage that isn't too drying or too sticky.   Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advanced!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Clarryvu,   Based on your concerns I would recommend the Dior Fix It 2-In-1 Prime & Conceal, tarte Rainforest of the Sea™ Aquacealer Concealer, and SEPHORA COLLE... see post
Q. Fair, Cool-Toned Foundation?
I have previously gotten 1R02 on the Color IQ chart, and it's not too dark, but it looks way too yellow on me. I have dry skin, and want a medium-to-full coverage foundation. Any color/foundation recommendations? Thanks to all suggestions.
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have fair, cool-toned skin and have had the best luck with Hourglass's Illusion Skin Tint in Vanilla. Don't be fooled by the name either, it is definitely medium to fu... see post
Q. Should i buy becca rose quartz or Sephora favourite glow kit?
keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Roopsi, Those are both on my loves list so I feel your struggle! It depends on your needs/wants. The Glow kit is great because it has different options and formulatio... see post
Q. foundation match
  Hi, if I am 010 ivory in the dior foundation/powder  what would be my color for Giorgi armanis foundation/powder ?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Diorgirlylover,   Could you please clarify what Dior foundation and powder you are the shade ivory in? Please also clarify which Giorgio Armani foundation you are... see post
Q. Foundation shade help! Please!!!
Hello! My foundation is starting to look slightly orange on me. It is fairly new and I use primers and setting powder. I currently wear Sephora 10hr wear in Light Cream 20 (Y). What would be a lighter shade? My Skin IQ is 2y06.  Thank you!!!!!!!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Coloriq is matching to shade 26   Sephora.com/coloriq   I would get samples and look in natural lighting. It could be reacting to the primer causing oxidation or the... see post
Q. Which colour corrector should I use for my dark circles?
Any comment is welcome! I think that my dark circles are kind of red...? but im not sure about it. is there someone that suffers from dark circles? around there?  
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi! I am having some health issues and have ended up needed more under eye attention myself.    Sephora has a great page for info on this!    http://www.sephora.com/... see post
non sticky lip gloss
looking for non sticky lip gloss in pinkish color, not nude as it does not show up on me  not looking for shimmery gloss, rather something that shines  THANK YOU!!
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BEAUTY BOSS Sjofna / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I really like Sephora's Colorful Gloss Balm. I have a few colors and want more. They're comfortable, not sticky, and great alone or over a lipstick (I use them over matt... see post
Q. HELP! Newbie alert - lots of makeup questions :)
Hi everyone, I am new to this so please bare with - I am going to Florida on holiday the end of this month for my birthday - and I am DESPERATE to buy myself some decent makeup..   I am 21 years old and have combination skin and a lot of milia (white heads) around my eyes and blackheads on my nose and a bit on my chin, my tzone is very oily also my cheeks can be sometimes! my face is a little bit red too. I am not happy with my skin and would love to buy the right products to cover this up. I am also quite pale and tend to wear ivory shades. I rarely get breakouts but my skin isn't in that great condition! I do wear makeup but not a lot.   can somebody please recommend decent concealer, foundations, powders, highlight/bronzer, contouring, the LOT! I have saved hard for this holiday and cannot wait to treat myself!!   ive heard a lot about abh, nars, nyx, UD etc. - but don't want to waste money on something that wouldn't suit me.   thank you for all your help ladies I look forward to your replies!   lab5991 xxx
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. If you wanted a foundation, may I suggest a CC cream which gives skin benefits as well as coverage? Kate Somerville CC cream has SPF as well as buildable coverage. Maybe... see post
Q. Help! I have oily skin. Stop the shine!
Help! I have such oily skin. By 12pm my face looks so greasy. Any suggestions on primers or creams to put on? I do not want a lot of caked on makeup for my everyday look
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Could be yor skincare. When the skin is stripped of natural oils (dehydrated), it will produce more oil to try and rebalance. What's your skin like when you first wake? ... see post
Q. eye shadow palettes
I want to purchase the Kat Von D shade and light eye shadow palette, Too Faced bon bon palette, and the Tarte tartelette in bloom palette. I want to buy one right now but I don't know which one to get first! I don't wear much eye shadow, but I sometimes will wear warm matte eye shadow which already own some. I am looking for a good palette that I can use for special occasions, such as homecoming, and on an everyday basis too. 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @GabriellaPardo,   I love the Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette as well as the Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette. I use both daily!    I personally feel that... see post
Q. New to makeup
I have wanted to learn how to apply makeup but I never got around it and have no clue on what to buy. Do any of you have any tips on what I should buy and use?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @TaniVR,   Make up can be very intimidating, but I think the most important thing to remember is to have fun with it know that not all products work for everybod... see post
Q. Engagement Photos Makeup
Hi! I recently got engaged and I'm taking engagement photos with my fiancé in October. I really need to find a foundation that will look good in our pictures. I'm of medium/dark complexion. I have dry sensitive skin. I don't want anything that will look or feel heavy on my skin. I have a few dark spots and hyper pigmentation around my chin. I really just want to even out my skin tone. Any Suggestion?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi gabfab6,   I personally have a similar skin type to yours and I really like Makeup Forever's Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation. I actually wore it for my own we... see post
Q. Concealer & Primer for dry/ combination and textured skin
Hey! I have dry/combination textured skin, especially in the triangle area between my nose bridge and under my eyes/ on top of my cheeks. I've been told they're closed comedones. It's been really difficult finding a foundation that didn't cling onto dry patches (that don't appear UNTIL I put on foundation or concealer) and end up making my skin look scaley and unflattering.   I need to find a concealer  and primer  to pair it with the tinted moisturizer that won't accentuate  the textured skin I have and one that hydrates and blends easily.    Products I've tried : Too Faced Born This Way Foundation Tarte Rainforest of The Sea Foundation Too Faced Hangover Primer Smashbox Hydrating Primer MUFE Hydrating Primer So far only the Bareminerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Gel is working in terms of not showing dry patches and flakes. The only major problem I have with it is that the finish looks oily around my T-zone but nothing a little Laura Mercier translucent powder can't fix.  
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi MaddieK4697,   As TrysBeautyItems suggested, exfoliating will help refine your skin's texture. An exfoliator I'd suggest looking into is the Drunk Elephant JuJu B... see post
Q. Eyebrows!
I am looking for the best Dipbrow shade from Anastasia I do have dirty blonde hair and, black eyebrows! I was wondering what shade I should get (I was thinking of Medium Brown) I do like to go a shade or 2 darker with my eyebrows!!! Thank you so much!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Emily029,   I agree with JazaChai! You'll want to get a shade that matches your eyebrow hairs. Since your eyebrow hairs are black, your best bet is to go with the... see post
Q. Foundation/Concealer that won't look flakey for dry skin?
What's a good foundation/bb cream/tinted moisturizer and concealer that won't look flakey on my cheeks and on my nose, and it looks cakey around my cheeks. I do moisturize every night and in the morning, yet my skin gets super dry whenever I put anything besides skincare products on. Should I use a primer? Or should I just try different products? 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Mapleup17,   I do suggest trying a hydrating primer. This will  assist with balancing the skin's texture and tone for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting ma... see post
Q. Daily skin regiment for a super sensitive acne-prone skin?
Hi! I have a very sensitive skin and lately I am having quite a hard time with it. I am 40 (already!) and still have acne (little, very deep under the skin type of pimples, not exactly what you see on those acne treatment informercials). It will breakout for several reasons (hormone, heat, stress...) I followed different treatment for that (even with a dermatologist) and I found out that, because my skin is very sensitive, using acne treatment actually make it worst somehow...my combination skin is often mistaken for a very oily one because as soon as I use something too strong my skin get's oily to cope with the harsh ingredients. So, I am looking for new products for my skin because what I am using right now cause my skin to breakout a lot and my skin is itchy. I am using clinique products (the more gentle soap, the no.2 clarifying lotion, the turnaround revitalizing serum and the moisturizing gel). I am using the Neutrogena CC cream instead of a fondation. Usually when I combine a very gentle soap with very light moisturizing I am doing fine. I would like to know the products that may be better for me (from soap to moisturizer), which BB or CC cream to use, well, which skin care would make my skin better. I know my skin is not typical but maybe that might help other women that also have a very difficult skin. It's hard to find a product that will soothe and prevent acne, help with those first wrinkles as well as be gentle on a skin that won't put up with ingredients that are too strong. Thank you so much for your help! Ps. I hope the writing is not too bad, english is my second langage
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Q. If I am the shade nude in Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, does anyone know what shade I would be in Too Faced Born This Way Foundation?
MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Hswan13,    Your Color IQ is #1Y06 for the  COLOR Nude - light beige/ for fair to light skin tones in the Laura Mercier  Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectr... see post
Q. Marc Jacobs Blush Brush
Not sure if I'm the only person with this issue. I Absolutely love my Marc Jacobs brush collection. I am looking to purchase "The Blush" Brush by MJ (the head of the brush itself has all black bristles, where as most if not all other MJ brushes sold at Sephora have the white tips). The first time I saw this brush was one MJ instagram or something and since I had never seen it before figured Sephora just didn't carry. However a couple months ago I saw it advertised in a store (like a brush in display that you could touch and test) with a section for the product boxes that just seemed to be sold out, so I came home and checked online..nothing. Then just this weekend I was at Sephora Sq 1 and yet again saw it advertised... with one brush left in the spot where the boxes for sale would be. But the brush didn't have a box, it was only in the cheap plastic wrapping. Now I really really want this brush, but I'm not spending all that money without getting it brand new in the box! Does anyone know if Sephora actually even carries this brush and a location where I could get it or if it will ever be available online? Thank you in advanced for any suggestions!!  
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @alexadawn25,   We do carry this brush! It is available online now! I suggest contacting your local Sephora directly to see if they carry this item and if they a... see post
Q. Dupes for KvD's Liquid Lipstick in "Lovesick" and "Lolita"?
I swatched both of these at Sephora and fell in  love  with these! They're so pretty, but pricey for me at the moment especially since I already have many liquid lipsticks... I just can't justify spending that much on one liquid lipstick. Literally anything cheaper is fine online and in stores. 
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BEAUTY CELEB rachel978 / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / answered
A. I don't personally remember the dupes off of the top of my head, but if you go to temptalia and type in the product then they'll give you a nice list of dupes with side ... see post
Q. What is the best concealer to cover up redness from rosacea?
I have a lot of redness on my face from rosacea. It's embarrassing! What is the best concealer out there to hide redness? Right now I'm using Benefit Fake Up but it just isn't doing the trick.
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BEAUTY MASTER nikki25gee / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I like the MUFE green correcting concealer to neutralize the redness, then I would apply foundation over that. If your redness still shows or you want extra coverage on ... see post
Q. NARS concealer help!
I use the NARS tinted moisturizer in Groenland and I am wanting to purchase the concealer for under eye area brightening. I am leaning towards custard- would this be a right match? 
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi queencharlotte,   Yes, Custard, would be perfect as an undereye concealer! It's about 2 shades lighter than Groenland and will really brighten your overall comple... see post
Q. Concealer for Oily Type Skin
I recently purchased the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard because of all the rave it gets online and with my friends. Unfortunately, this left my skin super dry and patchy at the end of the day wherever I placed the concealer. I wash my face every night with Philosophy's Purity Made Simple cleanser. I moisturize every night with Ole Henriksen Invigorating Night Treatment, and follow up every morning with another face wash then treating my skin with Ole's Truth Serum and Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. All in all, my skin is NOT dry whatsoever and since I started really taking care of my skin it doesn't get as oily throughout the day as it used to.    I used Clinique's Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer in Alabaster but it was leaving my skin just as patchy as NARS did, only it happened just an hour or so after applying while the NARS concealer lasted a few hours more without looking patchy. I've gone through the online store to see if I could find anything with awesome reviews, but I'd like to get a better idea from you guys. If it helps with anything, I listed down below what I use for my make up routine (and my skin doesn't get patchy whatsoever).    Face Primer: Hour Glass Veil Mineral Primer Foundation: Benefit Cosmetics 'Hello Flawless!' Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation in the color Honey Setting Powder: Laura Mercier  Contour: Benefit Cosmetics HOOLA Matte Bronzer Highlight: BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Setting Spray: Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi frannnxox,   Have you tried NARS' regular concealer? It comes in a stick and I absolutely love it! If you already know you're a match in Custard, you can try it o... see post
Q. long lasting makeup
Smudge proof waterproof makeup for athletes? How to make makeup last all day?
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BEAUTY SAVANT natalia15 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer MUFE Waterproof Eyeliner Benefit They're Real Mascara Stila Stay All Day Liquid Liner KVD Liquid Lipstick Lancome 24 hour fo... see post
Q. Buying a gift
hello, well i'm completely new to this, I am trying to buy some products for a friend but i dont know what tones to get, let alone what product to get. The person im buying for is Asian and has fair skin.   Any advice is appreciated!!!!!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi JamesCraw,   Have you checked out our Gift section? You can narrow your search down by price and category (on the left):   http://www.sephora.com/gifts   ... see post
Q. Availability of Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Correction Pads
Hello,   I've been using the Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Corrections Pads for quite some time now. I noticed a month or two ago that they were out of stock, and now the website states that they cannot be shipped to the US.    I was wondering why is this item no longer available for purchase here? and will it be again? I also noticed that Sephora stores no longer carry this product.   I have had great results using the pads, and I would preferably like to continue using them as well as purchasing them through Sephora.    Otherwise, what other products would you recommend that are similar?   Greatly appreciate your response.   Thanks
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NatureEnhanced / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I just read this and am very disappointed as I too use this product, only have a few left and want to order it. The maximum is just too harsh on my skin and the gentle i... see post
Q. Lathering vs non lathering shampoo
I recently purchased the living proof curl shampoo. I love the living proof line however I find it does not help my waves and it makes it feel a little greasy and dry. I am unsure if it is because I am using just the shampoo and not the curl conditioner with it or if it is a non lathering shampoo. I am thinking about switching to the Devacurl line. Thoughts?
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HALL OF FAMER Harpier82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I will always suggest to anyone even vaguely interested that they try out DevaCurl.  (Actually, I'd most recommend the new Decadence line, but the original is also very,... see post
Q. FOUNDATION HELP!
Whenever I buy a foundation and think it matches, it always ends up making my face look more pink/red than the rest of my body.  What exactly am I doing wrong? Please help! I've wasted so much money on foundation that I can't wear.
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HALL OF FAMER myxducky / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. there could be a few reasons this happens.   i find sometimes stores don't exactly have the best lighting, which might have a part in why it appears to be a match, onl... see post
Q. Foundation cakinessi in eye area
i got my makeup done earlier today by a seohora makeup professional to get ready for an event this evening.  Now I am getting ready to go out and it looks all caked around my eyes emphasizing crepiness and wrinkles.  Is there any way to remedy this or is my only solution to take it all off and start over?  Thanks for any advice
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Angel,   I have a couple of ideas for you! If you have a BeautyBlender or micro mini, I suggest dampening it and lightly patting in the areas where you're seeing ... see post
Q. Shattered Becca highlighter fix
I opened my opal highlighter to use today and found it completely shattered (except I didn't even drop it?). Does anyone have a way as to how I could fix this because homegirl isn't about spending another $50?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi emtac,    Sorry to hear this! I am going to send you a private message regarding this. Please check your inbox when you have a moment. Thank you.    Best, M... see post
Q. favorites
Best makeup recommendations for cool with a rosy undertone? I have oily and acne prone skin with some scarring on my cheeks if anyone has any tips on how to cover it as well that would be awesome!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi shana3035,   Can you specify what kind of makeup you're interested in? Are you just referencing foundations and face makeup or are you also interested in lips, ey... see post