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Foundation looks great 3-4 ft away, horrible, cakey, and flakey close up.
Is foundation supposed to look "flawless" close up?  I use a pressed powder foundation from MAC, as with liquid (such as tarte Amazonian clay) I begin to get oily.  I've applied with both brushes and the beauty blender.  Somehow, it looks *great* at a distance, but when I lean in to look closer at the mirror, like when I'm applying eyeliner, it looks horrible.  Usually I wouldn't mind, but when I'm talking to people, I wonder whether they're at a distance to see the calmness of my makeup.   I can't imagine that I'm "applying it wrong".  I literally take the beauty blender, swirl it around in the compact, and press it into my face.  And this is after using the green smashbox photo finish primer.   Oh - and I've also tried RCMA.  FORGET IT!  That stuff is even worse!  My whole face is tiny little flakes in no time.   Thanks.
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BEAUTY MAVEN Charmander3 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thanks!  I'll see if I can get samples.  To clarify, I only use one foundation at a time.  Either mac or tarte. see post
Dior SkinFlash Pen Empty?
Hi!   Can't find an answer to this in the product's Q&A so I thought I should ask here:  When the Dior SkinFlash Radiance Booster Pen is empty, does it stop clicking or does it simply not dispense anymore product?  I read at least one review saying their pen wouldn't dispense product unless they kept the applicator clean by washing it regularly.  I wish I could see how much product was still in the pen.     Thanks for any help!
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no matter what I do I get black underneath my eyes. Help!
I need advice on how to get "raccoon eyes".  I use primer, powder, a pencil liner covered with powdered eyeshadow the same color.   I use a regular mascara and put a coat of waterproof mascara over that.  Don't know what else to do. Help!
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not all mascaras are created equally.  Which one are you using, and what is your eye shape?  My eyes are hooded, so I cannot wear certain mascaras.  The number one selli... see post
Foundation for prom??
Hello everyone   My senior prom is on Friday, and I need a photo friendly foundation to wear. (Im terrified of having a white cast in photos...)I'd prefer to stay away from matte foundations and go more for dewy since I wanna look glowy lol and plus, I have dry skin. I'd also need medium to full coverage, because I have dark marks from acne.   Any suggestions? I'm thinking about asking for samples just for prom because I don't have the money to spend on foundation right now. Thank you!    P.s. if you guys have any dewy makeup routine tips, let me know please
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Fawty / NEWCOMER / replied
If you want a dewy look I would check out a Youtube video by Amanda Ensing called "Dewy Skin & Eyes Tutorial" it's a great video! see post
In search of a good eye shadow primer
I've been using Estee Lauder eye shadow primer for the past several years and really love it, but unfortunately, I think it's been discontinued because I'm having trouble finding it.  Are there any other great eye shadow primers out there that are good for oily eyelids?  I'm interested in a product that will help my eye shadow last all day.  Thank you, beauties!   Love, Daskala
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BEAUTY MAVEN quetzalina / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I second both of these. I just discovered the Smashbox 24 hour primer and I think I like it better than NARS, which I have been using since it came out. Both are good fo... see post
What shade in SEPHORA Collection 10HR Wear Perfecti Foundation?
I use MAC Studio Fix in NC30. Anyone know what shade to ge in SEPHORA Collection 10HR Wear Perfecti Foundation?
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BEAUTY MAVEN onlineuser / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
thank you for your suggestion.  What primer do you suggest for that formula   see post
MAC's discontinued Mineralize Skinfinish (So Ceylon)
Hi!   Please recommend a mineralized blush/bronzer that resembles MAC's discontinued So Ceylon (Mineralize Skinfinish).   Thank you!   -Chrissie      
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Chrissie,   I think that the Laura Mercier Baked Blush Bronze Compact would be a good dupe! It has a pretty veil of pink in it to add a touch of warmth to the bro... see post
Moisturizer help
I am looking for a new moisturizer. My skin is normal to combination. I have pretty normal skin everywhere but my t-zone, which tends to get oily throughout the day. I have been noticing lately that my pores are more noticeable and I have a little bit of redness in my cheek and chin area. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi krisann20,   If you are looking for a great moisturizer to help with redness, I would highly recommend the Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising... see post
. .lines and wrinkles eyes and forehead
In search of something I can use for minimizing the look of lines and wrinkles around my eyes and forehead I have horrible lines at the time of my nose/forehead probable from squinting.  Is there something you suggest
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jenn5869,   I would highly recommend Needles No More™ by Dr. Brandt!  Made with an exclusive tri-blend wrinkle relaxer, this revolutionary cream provides targeted... see post
What shade of NARS Tinted Moisturizer?
I would like to purchase the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and the Creamy Concealer, but I do not know what shades I should purchase.  However, I do know that my Color IQ  Color Match is 1Y07.  Thanks for your help.
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anastasia3030 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks to all that replied.  Groenland and honey were my perfect match!!   see post
Q. What is the best night eye cream for late 20s?
Hi all,   I have a pretty intense skin regimen which I love, but I am looking for a new under eye night cream.   This is what I put on my face in the AM:   Origins Oil-Free face wash Korres Pomegranate toner Fresh Youth Preserve face cream Fresh Youth Preserve eye cream The Balm tinted moisturizer with spf   PM: Origins Antioxidant face wash Clarins Multi-Active Night Youth Recovery face cream   I used a sample of the Algenist eye balm, but I didn't love it.  Now I am using a sample of the Clarins Total Restorative concentrate, but I think it is for more mature skin and don't want to damage to the skin I have.   I have darkness under my eyes, so I use a Caudelie Glycolic peel once or twice a week.  I also try to use my Origins charcoal mask once or twice a week as well, The Balm TimeBalm Blueberry Mask, or the Nude Foaming exfoliator.    I drink about a gallon (or more) of water each day and keep my alcohol limited.   Thanks for your help, beauties! A  
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BEAUTY WHIZ aaks1985 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. thank you Kevin, I'll try it soon too!! :D see post
Is charcoal good for dry skin?
Hi everyone!! I just got the boscia 500 point reward set that contains the "black" line of products. I was looking at the ingredients of the detoxifying black cleanser and I noticed that it contains charcoal and is use to eliminate excess oil and impurities. I have dry skin and I'm worry that it would dry out my skin even more, do you think I should use it? Or do you think the other ingredients would help to prevent excess dryness? THANKS!!
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SPECIAL GUEST Mayranq / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
thanks! I will try it see post
concealer match
Does anyone know what concealer shade I would be in the estee lauder double wear stay in place concealer and the kat von d lock it concealer? my foundation is light 44 in the kat von d and 1C1 cool bone for the estee lauder foundation! thanks!
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BEAUTY BUFF SephorasAustin / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
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Hi! I'm a 2r07 what color is best for becca foundation?
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi minnieledz,   I would recommend  Tan - medium to tan beige, neutral to pink undertones in the BECCA  Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation but would try it out at... see post
Help me I need a good foundation but I dont have money
I have a problem... I live in florida and I am in highschool and it HOT and HUMID all day, so I sweat and end up wiping my face and then mt face gets oily... ya, I have tried as much stuff I can afford, which is not that much, and nothing has worked. the main thing is money. I dont want to buy something more then $10. I know thats cheap but I cant really afford anything elese. PLEASE HELP
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Alessa338203 / NEWCOMER / replied
This is my daily routine.  see post
BB Cream, CC Cream, Foundation, Tinted Moisturizer??.
Hello. I'm looking for something to help even out my skin tone. I typically don't like to wear much make up but I am noticing that my skin is uneven and red in some areas. I was wondering if there was a light weight option to help me, whether it be foundation, tinted moisturizer, bb cream, or cc cream. I'm hoping to find something that is mattifying as well. Thanks!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @krisann20! :)   Based on your specific concerns, I recommend the stila CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20! It will definitely camouflage the redness... see post
Right foundation shade from Shiseido
Hello. I have Mediterranean type skin and I want to buy the the shiseido uv protective foundation. I have oily skin so I prefer to get my uv protection from a compact foundation (if you have other suggestions beyond the shiseido foundation, I'd love to hear them).  I used to have the medium beige shade but I found it was too dark for me. Would light beige or light ochre work better for my olive skin?   Thanks, Mikaella.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@mikaellap,   I'm not familiar with the brand, Babor, however, based on the information you've provided I recommend the shade  Medium Ochre .  Medium Ochre is slight... see post
Q. New to makeup
Hi, I'm new to the makeup world and I was wondering that if I walk into a Sephora store:  Can they help me determine the right color product for me? (whether its foundation, concealer, press powder, etc.)  Is this free to help determine which one i am? or do I have to pay? Can they also help me determine what products are best for my skin? (I have clear skin but sometimes it gets a little dry/ flaky on my forehead)        Thank you to whoever can help me out    
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi JuliaSofia,    A cast member at any Sephora store can help recommend the best formula, product and shade for your skin type. This will not be at any cost to you! see post
Under Ey Concealer for a Tired Mama
Looking for a quick & easy brightening under eye concealer that I can use every day even when I don't wear foundation . . .
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BEAUTY BUFF shirleylin88 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I kind of like to layer concealer a I really like Bobbi brown corrector and then ysl touché éclat for that extra brightening effect together :)  see post
Body Makeup
Hello!   I am a makeup artist and I need help for a wedding I am doing this upcoming July. My client needs to have eczema scars covered up on her arms and legs. She would like body makeup however I wanted to know which product would be the best to use. I need a product which won't smudge on her white dress, as well as be waterproof/ sweat proof. I need your help ASAP if anyone could recommend any products that would be great.   Thanks,   Gaby 
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Gaby,   I agree, Derma Blend has amazing coverage and I used it one time to cover a clients tattoos. The MUF Face and Body foundation is a bit more of a sheer to ... see post
foundation
if i wear ivory in the hydrating illusions what color would i wear in the gorgio armani foundation. im right at 50 and have dry sensitive fair skin with green eyes.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @gamegurl! :)   Based on the foundation you currently wear, I recommend the shade #3. #3 might be slightly darker than your skin tone, however, if you tend to get... see post
Possible treatments/remedies for acne scars
Hello beauties,   I recently went in to see my dermatologist to see what options I might have in terms of treating my acne scars, and he recommended laser treatments for my face.  Unfortunately, I can't afford laser, so I've been reading online about other treatments/remedies that are affordable and can be done at home: applying vitamin E oil, tea tree oil, coconut oil, or lemon juice (not all at once, of course).  Have any of you tried any one of these remedies?  If so, have you had success?  Perhaps there is something that has worked for you that I did not mention; please share, as I am desperate in getting rid of these acne scars that have plagued me for years!   Thank you in advance for your expertise, recommendations, and input.    With love, Daskala Spoiler (Highlight to read)    
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BEAUTY WHIZ Daskala78 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you for the suggestion!  Where can I purchase this product? see post
I recently purchased a sephora makeup studio palette where I can get the names of the shades
LadyRiana / NEWCOMER / replied
I've just posted a picture of it it's just says sephora makeup studio see post
Shade selection
What shade Lancôme Miracle Cushion would I get for 2R05?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi 16iels,    I recommend trying the Lancome Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact Foundation in the shade 220 Buff C.      http://www.sephora.com/miracl... see post
Contouring and bronzing. HELP ME PLEASE!!!
Wow, Now I'm confused between contouring and bronzing. Can Anyone help me with please? How are they different? How to apply contouring and bronzing products together then?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I agree with you, AmeliaBry! I think watching some videos on YouTube would give you a little more details on the differences between these two products.    Some days... see post
hypoallergenic, waterproof mascara reccomendations :
Hello, the last few years i have noticed some brands of mascaras seem to make my eyes burn and turn red, so i was wondering if anyone could reccomend some hypoallergenic mascaras they love.  Thanks!  
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BEAUTY BUFF RainbowRae / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Clinique is a good hypoallergenic brand. see post
My skin will oxidize foundation within seconds, what foundation is best?
Hello! The last time I went to Sephora, I had my skin IQ done (I am a 2R05) and was told that they had never seen someone's skin oxidize make up the way that mine does. I was steered towards the Cover FX line, and while I like it, I would like to find something more lightweight with a slight luminous finish (just moved to a warmer state!) for Spring and Summer. Are there any suggestions for something like this that would also not oxidize as quickly?
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BEAUTY RESIDENT danim / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
@RandeeBT Thank you so much for the reply! Yes, I have been using primer - maybe I'm not applying it correctly? I tried the Cover FX primer, but it tends to 'melt' righ... see post
Urban decay concealer that matches 5.0 Urban Decays naked foundation?
I wear 5.0 in Urban Decays Naked skin foundation. Which one of their liquid concealers match the closest to this foundation? 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I agree with everyone else...I think the shade Medium Light Neutral would be a good match for you!     http://www.sephora.com/naked-skin-weightless-complete-c... see post
makeup forever HD color choice
I used N120 in makeup forever HD last time and this Color was a tad too late, which color should I choose now?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi leah48,   When you say that the shade 120 in Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation was "a tad too late", do you mean that it was too dark for you?  see post
whats the difference between lip treatment , lip moisturizer and lip mask?
DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @caro69,   A lip treatment will  condition, repair, heal, and protect dry, chapped lips. It will also  restore and replenish the natural moisture barrier so that... see post