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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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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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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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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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Mascara help! I need my lashes to curl!
What is the best mascara for curl?
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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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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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'Sephora 10 hr wear perfection foundation' shade recommendation
Is the following product discontinued- '10hr wear perfection foundation' in the shade '22 clair light natural (P)'? And if so, can you recommend an equivalent shade of foundation from the same foundation (the sephora 10 hr wear perfection foundation collection) please? thanking you in advance
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Caudalie Vinopure Fluide Matte Finish Fluid
I recently received a sample size of Caudalie Vinopure Fluide Matte Finish Fluid and I can't seem to find it on the website or anywhere online. Does the bigger size go by a different name? Do they no longer carry this product? Help!  i need it!
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Marc Jacobs Remarkable Foundation
HI, If I am wearing the shade Light 48 in Kat Von D lock it tattoo foundation. What shade would you recommend I use in the Marc Jacobs Remarkable foundation? I would like to order it online but nervous about selecting the right shade and my nearest Sephora does not carry it.   Thank you !!      
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Marc Jacobs powder vs Clinique powder
Hello,   I need to buy a powder. I don't wear make up much so i was searching for a very light powder that will give me a natural look. I liked the marc jacobs powder texture but i'm unsure between the brand clinique powder and marc jacobs powder. Does anyone has an idea? My skin is very light.   Thank you
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Shade of Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Concealer between Medium Sand and Tan?
I have medium skin tone, with yellow or golden undertones. I've tried Tarte's Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Light-Medium Sand, Medium Sand, and Tan.  There is no Sephora within a thousand miles of here, literally. Trying to differentiate the many shades is difficult on a computer screen.  So I've tried all three shades via mail from Sephora and still can't seem to find a shade that matches my skin.  Medium Sand is too light and Tan is too orange.  Is there a shade of this concealer in between Medium Sand and Tan that would blend in with my yellow undertones?
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Frizzy Hair and Non-Curled Eyelashes
Hi, my hair gets really frizzy easily (though it is not curly) and I was wondering which product you would recommend that I could use to avoid this (either shampoo/conditioner, leave-in, or both!). I also have straight eyelashes that are not too hard to curl, but once I put mascara on the curl falls almost immediately. Any recommendations? Thanks!
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Q. What "fall" makeup do you use in hot Florida?
I am in my 40's.  Blond hair, hazel eyes and combination skin.  I want my eyes to pop.  THANK YOU!
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Hydra Detox from Biotherm
Years ago Biotherm made an eye cream/concentrate called hydra detox and it was the only eye cream I have ever tried that reduced puffiness (instantly) and over time helped with dark circles. is there anything similar on the market? I tried to age fitness but it did not do the same thing at all, as well as the orange one with ginseng... didn't do a thing. Does anyone know? Thanks so much from me and the designer bags under my eyes ..
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Make Up Forever Ultra HD-next shade lighter
I currently wear the Make Up Forever Ultra HD in color 123.  It has been a great color for the summer, but I am started to get more pale again and would like to take it down a shade.  What would the next color down?    Thanks!!
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Face III buffing brush vs sigma flat top kabuki
I have the F80 flat kabuki brush that i use to apply my foundation, which i am very pleased with by the way, but I kind of want to try the Marc Jacobs Face III buffing brush because i heard it works really well. How do these two brushes compare? Is one better than the other? If so, i'd rather not waste my time and money.
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Anastasia creme contour kit - bought it from Macy's
Hello I recently bought the anastasia creme contour kit in light and I'm having problems with it.     I'm not a contouring expert, but any means but I have been watching youtube to get tips and tricks.  I'm having the worse trouble with it creating dry patches on my skin.     First I prime my face with the hydrating laura mercier primer.  Then I use the  josie maran argan oil and I put that on contour palet (this is what I have seen people do in youtube videos).     Then I proceed to higlight and contour my face.  Followed with my smashbox foundation and the laura mercier setting powder.     Between my eyebrows, right above my nose and any highlighted creme parts that are on my forehead are really dry and sort of cakey (so mostly where I highlight my forehead becomes dry and cakey).   I don't have this problem with my cheeks.   I was using the kat von contour kit and didn't have any problems like this, but I really wanted to try out something different.       Does anybody have any tips for me? Maybe I need to start using a moisturizer? The only moisturizer I use is from the third step in my proactiv routine (using proactiv could be casuing the problem as well).    
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I use Kat Von D's Lock it Concealer in Medium 28,What shade of the Lock it foundation do I need ?
Lancome Lipstick Shades
Can you please recommend lancome lipstick shades? I am a 53 year old professional. I have medium toned skin with yellow undertones. My hair is salt and pepper (used to be dark brown). My eyes are brown. I need lipsticks that are wearable and professional for work. I like Lancome products. I am interested in lipstick shades and also liners (I don't wear liner all the time but it is nice when I need a very polished look). Thank you for your help!
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Is Dior Multi-Perfection Serum still available or is there a comparable Dior product?
I love Dior Multi-Perfection Serum, but I see Sephora is only selling the Emollient. I use that, but I like the Serum underneath. Is it still available, or did Dior change the Serum into something else or give it a new name?   Is there something comparable to the MP Serum? Some of their products don't work with my skin as well as the MP line. Hydra Life makes me break out. Capture Totale is okay, but the MP Serum is the best!   Thanks.
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When do apply my Dior skincare/makeup products?
I use Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Serum, Dreamskin, and Dior Star Fluid Foundation.   I'm not totally satisfied with my Korres Pomegranate Primer, so I will soon be trying the Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Makeup Base 25 SPF PA+.   I am getting the MP Radiance Enhancer Serum to see if I like that better than the plain Multi-Perfection Serum.   My skin issues are large pores, oiliness and dryness, and I am approaching mid-thirties, so I'm entering the wrinkle prevention category.   I am looking for general advice from those who use Dior products and would like imput on order of application, which products work the best for you, and your must-haves from the Dior line.   Thanks!    
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When can I use my Glo Science Whitening Device again?
After the maximum 10 day whitening period when can I use it again for another 10 days?
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Extensions
I have been thinking about getting the Bellami extensions. I haven't worn extensions in years but really have been thinking about them lately. The only ones I have used were from Sally Beauty (forgot brand and they no longer have them). They were human hair and over $200 but very nice. Has anyone used Bellami? If so, please share your thoughts.
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Color jump for MUFE in the summer?
I wear foundation 120 HD in the winter. I know the color #'s have changed. Mine is now Y245. What should I jump to for summer?  Sand Y315...maybe flesh Y325....?
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FACE OIL QUESTION
I have been using some samples of the NUDE face oil. Hands down, the most phenomenal product I have ever ever used on my skin (combo/oily). The results are truly astounding. So...it's super expensive. Is there another face oil I could use that would be comparable to the NUDE and less expensive? Or should I just bite the bullet and buy it?    
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Foundation
Foundation for a 60+ lightweight, heat and humidity proof and moisturizers. What can you suggest?
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Laura mercier shade
Laura mercier silk creme says bamboo beige has neutral undertones, but when reading color q/a people are saying warm undertones it had. I am medium skin (because im tan now) and yellow golden undertones  I need a suggestion for a color
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