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foundation color change
I am looking for either the new bare minerals or the lancome Nude foundation in a slightly more peaxhy -pink shade...beige is too yellow and I don't want it too dark.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi krubyred,   What is your skintone like? Do you have a foundation you currently use that we can use as a reference? Another useful tactic is to let us know what ce... see post
Combo skin cleanser
I am looking for a good cleanser- not too basic but something that will clean and clear everything out of my skin without drying it out- nit really concerned with actual breakouts but if it would help with overall texture of the skin that would be a plus....... Currently using a sample of ren cleansing balm- any opinions on this are also welcomed!
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jmich91, If you are looking to smooth the texture of your skin, I recommend an exfoliating cleanser. I really like Kate Somerville Exfolikate!  Also, AmorePacific T... see post
Toner wars !
I have been wanting a toner that really works.i do have acne prone skin..and im fighting acne scars too so i cant decide between fresh toner or murad essential c toner..also if you guys have any suggestions on which one is your most tried and trusted toner...that would be awesome!!!
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HALL OF FAMER amnali / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What is the acid toner you use? What toner you use at night? see post
I really love estee lauder resilient lift night cream texture but is it ok if i use it every night?
I am only 30 and i have not shown any first signs of aging (wrinkles, sagging, bigger pores etc). The cream actually helps to control facial oil production. It moisturizes but not overly. But is it ok to keep using it when i do not have any signs of aging yet? Thank you.
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Is Sephora going to stop carrying Soap and Glory products?!
I saw in a product review that Sephora was going to stop carrying S&G products. Is this true?!? If so, where else can I get them in the US?
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HALL OF FAMER bratknits / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was told today the Bliss was being pulled probably before the end of April.  I grabbed a few S&G things but there wasn't much left. see post
skincare help! smooth skin and glow
I am currently trying to figure out how i get that smooth hydrated skin ive been wanting forever!  I cant seem to figure out exactly what products to use or what issues my skin is having..... I seem to have combination skin but more on the dry side (for example i have been wearing makeup all day and only a little oil shows on an oil blotting sheet).... my dry areas consist of around my nose,chin, and cheeks- my skin is not smooth to the touch, yet it is not breakouts that are making it bumpy- when i apply makeup it looks dry, cakey, and not glowing..... and i can see tons of little white dots or plugs in my skin   my routine consists of.... clarisonic with cashmere brush head- maybe every other day peter thomas roth gentle complexion correction pads- 1 a week dr jart water sure gel moisturizer dr jart water fuse sleeping mask- 2 a week ole henriksen- walnut scrub- maybe 2 a week cleanser- currently a sample of ren cleansing balm but not sure if its right?? also have fresh soy cleanser..... topical retinoid cream from dermatologist- every other day at night '   any suggestions???
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think you got great advice down below so I won't duplicate it.  But my favorite product is essences.  SKII, Missha, Secret Key, Monique Labs.  There are tons (and I t... see post
Skin care for normal/ combo skin
I am looking for any type of skin care advice and products for my normal/combo skin. It's more on normal side since I only have a slight shine on T-zone, no dryness on cheeks.    I heard Neutrogena one is good but don't know which one to choose cause I want to go for either daily moisturizer or for sensitive skin (with spf of course)   Any advice on toners, cleansers, moisturizers for my skin would be highly appreciated!   I am 19 y.o. so don't want anything harmful for my skin.
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BEAUTY WHIZ charlyc / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi. I have been on a search for cleansers for awhile for my combination skin. I have really been liking Boscia's cleanser. You can visit any local Sephora and get sample... see post
Day/night moisturizers for very dehydrated but very oily-combination skin?
I have tried so many moisturizers in my life but I can just never find the perfect one. I am seriously willing to pay anything for a moisturizer that will ACTUALLY control/get rid of my oil and rebalance my skin while hydrating at the same time. As long as it's worth the money. I went to Kiehl's and they used their moisture level checker (or whatever) on me and I got a pretty bad score. Of course I don't know if it's reliable since it seems pretty gimmicky but my skin does seem pretty dehydrated.   Background on my skin:  -VERY oily in the t-zone, relatively normal around the cheeks -slight dryness/flakiness around the mouth area in the winter -very acne prone, blackheads on nose   Currently, I just use toner and moisturizer in the morning. I got three samples from Sephora (Ren's Clarimatte, Kate Sommerville's Oil Free Moisturizer, and Origins Zero Oil Moisturizer). I have been trialing the Ren moisturizer for a few days now and I've noticed that my nose and mouth have become horrendously flaky and dry. Not sure if it's due to the moisturizer since it's always been dry, but it's been more so lately. I will be trying the other 2 samples in the next few days though. At night, I use my Clarisonic, but my routine is the same (plus the Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum, which seems to be working well).     So far from Sephora I've tried: Murad's Oil Controlling Mattifier (didn't really control oil well) Hope In A Jar (too dewy for daytime) FAB's Ultra Repair Cream (also too dewy for day time, didn't blow me away) Embryollise Lait-Creme (slightly hydrating, but too dewy for daytime) Clinique's Dramatically Different Gel (gave me hives ) Tarte Maracuja Oil (didn't really help my skin)   The ones that were too dewy didn't seem to make a huge difference either when used at night, and if it made a difference, it was too small to notice. Also, my skin doesn't seem to absorb any of the more rich moisturizers… it just sits on top of my skin.   I also currently have La Roche Posay's Effaclar Duo+ at home, but I don't know if that's supposed to be used by itself or with another moisturizer.   ALSO open to face mask/exfoliator suggestions or whatever! Any help is seriously appreciated because at this point my skin seems like a lost cause      
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lust4it / FRESH FACE / replied
I have similar skin type.  Recently discovered Shu Umera Tsuya Youthful Radiance Generator Essence.  Yeah, its a mouthful, but works really well on my skin.     Shu's ... see post
New beauty tricks for 2015
There was a post long ago that had to do with beauty tricks and secrets that I can't find, and I had a great discovery today, so I thought I'd start a new one for 2015. I was changing my Clarisonic head today and noticed some residue stuck in the plastic and wire part under the head. It wouldn't come out with a brush because I couldn't get the brush to bend under there. I spied my Water Pik on the counter and thought "It gets out stuck food in tiny spaces between my teeth, let's give it a try". And wow, did that thing work!  My Clarisonic is squeeky clean with no effort! Have you used a household item for beauty needs that isn't readily obvious?
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BEAUTY WHIZ MNSnowPrincess / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Great idea! I saw that Sigma released a special brush cleansing mat and wasn't sure if i should get it. Considering it's $32. Thanks for the money saving tip!!      h... see post
Night cream
Hi I was thinking of getting a night cream but then I realized that I have the GlamGlow set with the thirstymud. Can I use that as a night cream?
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BEAUTY PRO ydnam / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thank you - I will check these out. I was going to buy a Mary Kay cream with retinol but I'll stick with one of these instead. see post
Boscia
does Boscia cool blue hydration essences works???
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Need a good moisturizer for combo oily/dry skin? My skin is sensitive
I need a good moisturizer for my combo skin. I use proactiv for my skin regimen but need something to hydrate it. I have sensitive skin.
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BEAUTY MASTER AmyC / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
It's on the expensive side but I recommend Kate Somerville's Oil Free Moisturizer. I just use a tiny bit and I really see a difference in the smoothness of my skin. Also... see post
To Mineral or Not to Mineral? That is the ?
I am interested in Bare Minerals, but ready or heard somewhere not to use powders if over 50? Any insight here?
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SIGHTSEER dottierae / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Thanks Kevin, I will give it a whirl! see post
Thoughts on Glamglow Cleansers
I was looking for a new daily cleanser.I was using Murad Daily Cleansing Foam but wanted to try something new.Has anyone used the new Glamglow cleansers?I believe the black one just came out and couldn't decide between that one or the white one.I have combo skin, pores, blackheads, whiteheads on chin and those darn smile lines.Any help is appreciated.
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BEAUTY GURU stefanieee / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have both the supercleanse and the youthcleanse in the full size. I love both of them, but I personally like the youthcleanse more. I use the youthcleanse only once a ... see post
Great cleansing oil?
Hi, I'm looking for a great cleansing oil that can remove all my makeups, including waterproof eye makeups. I've tried Tatcha Pure Step Camellia Cleansing Oil and absolutely love it! However, the problem for me is that I don't wear makeups everyday, I usually only wear makeups at weekends. Since Tacha would expire in 6 month after opening, I won't finish one in time and it would be a waste. Now I'm looking for a cleansing oil that is great at removing all makeups. If nothing as great as Tatcha, then at least something close to it Could you give me some suggestions? Thank you!   Did anyone tried both Tatcha and Shu Uemura? What do you think?
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HALL OF FAMER leolion / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you still don't want to use it every day, just go to Tatcha's site and buy the travel or trial size of whatever you are worried about having expire.  I switch off bet... see post
Chanel's Le Lift
What do you ladies think of Chanel's Le Lift cream? My friend, who has incredibly flawless skin, said she is using it. She is my age between 20-24 years old. I just envy her how perfectly clear and clean and uni-toned her skin is.    
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BEAUTY MAVEN Natalia21 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I don't wear make up but I hate how the Pecos PTR Pink Rose cleanser made my face feel dry after washing it.  see post
Clarisonic Smart Profile
Spoiler (Highlight to read) I have been using my Mia2 for a very long time. It's still working but seeing the new Smart Profile, I am curious to see if anyone who previously had a Mia2 converted to the SP.  I have been using my Mia2 for a very long time. It's still working but seeing the new Smart Profile, I am curious to see if anyone who previously had a Mia2 converted to the SP. 
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HALL OF FAMER misscg / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lol, I just ordered and received the Smart Profile and still have my Mia2. I will let you know if I see a difference. see post
Can I use a GlamGlow cleanser with my Clarisonic
I have heard great things about the GlamGlow cleansers and was wondering if they would work with a Clarisonic? I'm particularly interested in the black exfoliating cleanser. If they do not work, is there any cleanser you can recommend that works well with the clarisonic
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BEAUTY GURU lew132 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Definitely stick with a non abrasive cleanser with your clarisonic.  I've used Kate Somerville, FAB, & ole henriksen cleansers with mine and they've all been great. see post
Retin/oids - Poetry in Lotion - is more peeling "better"?
Hi Ladies - I used to use Rx retin A, but it's now too expensive with my current insurance.   So last year I switched to trying all kinds of retinols, retinoids, and other retin-y skincare products OTC, mostly from Sephora.   I liked several, but of course nothing with results that approached my Rx (Retasphere not bad, Algenist I liked the combo of acid and retinol) -- but then again, none of the side effects either.  Even with the supposedly "strongest" of these ingredients, I got smoother, clearer skin with less lines and more even tone -- but very little in the way of side effects.  Maybe slight dryness but nothing like the flaking/peeling, dryness, etc. that I had sometimes experienced in the past with Rx.   This month I tried Poetry in Lotion at the suggestion of an SA when I said I wanted to step up to something stronger.  After using it a few nights in one week (two or three), I noticed some dryness and flaking (not extreme, not a huge deal).   Now, my question is - do we think that means it's stronger and it will work better?  Or just that I had a worse reaction to it, but it's unlikely that it's doing more "work"?   I like retin products because they help me with occasional breakouts (less), and they help keep my pores clear of blackheads and SF, and they help fade marks from previous breakouts.  Plus keeping those early signs of aging and small wrinkles (or in case of forehead, creases already!) at bay.   TL;DR: Does more dryness and flaking (totally tolerable, just a bit!) with Poetry in Lotion over previous retin overnight treatments mean I'm getting "better" results/stronger treatment and it's worth it!?
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BEAUTY WHIZ Grahamcrackers / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yep, tonnnnes of people buy their retin-a online! see post
Mask after peel?
Hey ladies! I have a quick question, and I was hoping you all could help! I have combo skin with dry patches on my cheeks, and am acne prone on my chin. I use the  Dr Dennis Gross peel once or twice a week, , and follow it with fresh seaberry oil. My cheeks are still pretty dry the next day. Is it okay to follow the peel with a Sephora Honey or Pearl sheet mask? I just don't want to over-process my skin, but I do want to mousiest uprise more.    Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Another yes for FAB oatmeal mask! With that said, is Fresh seaberry oil your moisturizer? It's a very lightweight oil and I feel like it would be better to follow up a p... see post
my sister needs a new cleanser for her face
So I spoke to my sister this afternoon and she complained that she's breaking out really badly and can't figure out why, since she's washing her face and hasn't been wearing any makeup lately.  She DOES tend to sleep in her makeup, which she knows is a big no-no, but that's not where the problem is.  My sisters and I were blessed with clear skin (aside from the occasional zit), so the fact that she's breaking out horribly (other than being 30 and possibly being a hormonal shift) is not normal.   She said she's washing her face in the shower, which is fine, except for the fact that she has hard water.  The hard water doesn't help your skin.  Then she says her skin feels greasy all the time lately too.  She currently uses the First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser and from what I experienced when I used it, I'm getting the feeling it's stripping her skin of moisture and  lipids....which is obviously going to make your skin overproduce oil to counteract the loss.   So, does anyone have a good suggestion for a cleanser she could use?  She can't use Josie Moran at all.  Clinique maybe, but this is difficult since she has such sensitive, dry skin like I do.  A lot of cleansers I would suggest for her won't work for skin like they have on mine.  I do plan on getting her a Mia for her birthday in April though, so if she wants to continue washing her face in the shower, that'll help.
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
the FAB cleanser is pretty gentle and not so stripping (at least compared to many other cleansers). sounds to me her issue isn't so much her cleanser but her following r... see post
I am not sure what my skin type is....
when I use Clarins hydraquench cream which is for normal to dry, I start to have acne all over my face.    and then I changed to Origins make a differnce plus rejuvenating treatment. It was light texture. the acne seems gone away. it was okay but start to very dried my skin.    So, I got a Ole Henriksen Sheer transformation recently. It still make my skin dry and very flaky.   Please recommend a good moisturizer for me thank you
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BEAUTY SAVANT kelloua / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Skin type solutions had a quiz you can take (you can google it) to find your skin type.  I found it very straight forward and accurate.  I also use sheer transformation ... see post
Do you have products with out mineral oil and glycerin?
I have eyelash extensions and cannot use oils or glycerin near my eyes, do you have products I could use?
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BEAUTY GURU ElleW2005 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hi there! I have Siberian Mink eyelash extensions and I feel that it is difficult to find products (especially eye creams) that lack those ingredients. Personally I use ... see post
Which moisturizer would be good for NORMAL skin?
I have normal skin and I've never had acne or pimple except maybe one every few months but I just leave it alone and it will be gone in a few days but recently, I've started wearing bb cream and I noticed some small acnes on my T-zone area. People told me to wear a moisturizer before applying bb cream but I don't know which ones to get since most of the products are targeted for people with either really dry skin or oily skin.
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Amerikaino! You could use a lot of different moisturizers if you have normal skin! I would recommend looking into the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream or the Ole H... see post
In need of a great skin care regimen!
In need of a great skin care regimen for very dry cheeks and top of nose, but oily chin an t-zone. I'm also starting to notice some fine lines forming around where dimples would be along with around my eyes. My cheeks, top of nose and under eye area get so dry they've started flaking. But I still end up oily around my nostrils and chin areas. It's not the most attractive with my foundation! I'm only 24 guys!!! I need to nip this in the bud!
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I won't duplicate the advice below but will add.  Sounds to me like you need the right cleansing routine supplemented by adding a good moisturizer. Brands I like includ... see post
Want to try something new..
I am 23 and my skin has gone through some dry phases and then oily phases. Currently I would say that it is in the normal phase but due to winter quickly approaching, I would like to try something new. I am currently using Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Cleansing Gel, Ole Henriksen Truth Creme Vitamin C Advanced Hydration, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and Idealist Skin tone. I sed to also have Peter Thomas Roth's Gentle Complexion Correction Pads and I ran out and never had the time to buy another pack. But like many women, I feel like I would like to try something new. My skin is fairly clear BUT my main concerns are: dryness, acne, uneven skintone, acne scars, dark spots. I use the Clarisonic brush but not as often as I used to. I'm interested in a moisturizer, cleanser, oil, corrective pads or serum or both. I have even tried Dr. Dennis Gross but I can't say that they worked since I only had the smallest sample. So please shoot at me any good suggestions.
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lauralaska / FRESH FACE / replied
I love Origins Checks and Balances face wash.  It helps by hydrating the dry patches and reducing the oily spots at the same time.  As far as pads I've been using Bliss ... see post
Combination sensitive skin - looking for a face wash
I have combination skin, oily on my cheeks & t-zone and dry around my mouth and eyes. I'm currently using Cetaphil face wash and Cetaphil moisturizer since my skin doesn't react to it, but I feel like it's doing nothing for my skin. It just cleans it, but it doesn't clear up my small red/dark spots I have on my face. I have very sensitive skin, any new moisturizer/face wash I use my face reacts to. I don't want to keep trying new products because my face reacts big time and I start to get these tiny bumps and end up going back to Cetaphil.Does anyone have this problem? Any suggestions on what face washes to use? (Might be tough since my skin is weird...)
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love Cetaphil!  I agree with the advice below to keep using it then add serums or other products after to target the spots.  And I'd try to figure out what causes the ... see post
Help with Skincare Routine
Hello! I really hope this question doesn't come off as rude because that is not my intention. Do Sephora employees really know their skincare or are they only trained a little bit in it? I have a dermatologist but I really don't think he'd be very helpful at determining what kind of products I could use because every visit with him lasts less than 15 minutes and he seems more eager to leave than an eager to help. I want to speak with someone who will help me and take the time to do so but who is also really knowledgeable and will be able to tell me what kind of products I can start incorporating. Again, I really hope this doesn't offend because Sephora is one of my favorite places to be. If I could spend all of my time and money there, I definitely would. Thank you so much!
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SIGHTSEER mhaia123 / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
since u are an esthetician, could you please recommend good brands and good products for dry skin? Could you also give me some advice on how to choose products? see post
Exfoliate!
So as I mentioned in another post, I have an issue with foundation separating on my skin, and I was told to try working a daily exfoliant into my skincare regimen. What are some of your recommendations for a nice daily exfoliant, particularly ones for normal skin?
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HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Josie MAran has a new powder wash (meant as an exfoliator I think).  Its actually pretty awesome. by far, my fav exfoliator.  I don't use it by mixing water, but rathe... see post
Looking for new foundation set ideal for my skin tone and complexion
Hi I am fedup with my current foundation set which gives me a boring matte look.  I am looking for a concealer, foundation and powder that would give me a fresh glowing complexion.  I am indian with yellow skin undertone.  Can you recommend a brand or options?
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BEAUTY MAVEN redhead43050 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hi, First off let me tell you that I have struggled to find the perfect match for myself now for a couple of years and recently stumbled across MUFE pro finish powder. I... see post