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mrsbaine
Matching a purple smokey eye
Hi guys! I'm going to a birthday party tonight for an adult at a lounge/club. Im going to do a smokey purple eye. What color blush and lip do you suggest? I have never done a purple smokey eye so I'm trying to not look like a clown tonight. thanks!   
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linda711
BEAUTY MASTER linda711 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I agree, when I go with a bolder or darker eye, I go with more neutral cheeks/lips.  And the pink/rose will complement the purple beautifully. see post
natyrose
Q. setting powder?
i want a setting powder that will give me a beautiful glow . im tired of setting my makeup with a matte powder. what are the best illuminating powders that you like? which one's should i try?
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hackneyfl
BEAUTY PRO hackneyfl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. Hi, I bought the Marc Jacobs setting powder along with the brush during the sale, was actually the 1st of many orders and I have to say I love it!   http://www.sephora... see post
EmilySaramak
What is the best under eye dark spot concealer?
I have very dark circles under my eyes and I've been using a drugstore concealer to hide them but I've never been really satisfied with it. It's extremely noticeable and settles in the creases under my eyes. What's a good under eye concealer that is potent without looking cakey and will last?
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi! first you may want to invest in a good eye cream. Origins has a nice one: Ginzing. It's almost makeup, so over time the cream will start to change the color under yo... see post
msperfect
i need some serious help.......
First off, I have NEVER used foundation in my life. And I have 6 different types from different brands in my loves list. I NEED some help at finding out which is the best for starters. The brands and types are: BUXOM Show Some Skin Foundation, BENEFIT Hello Flawless Foundation, MUFE HD Invisible Foundation, UD NAKED Foundation, KVD Lock-it Foundation, and BOBBI BROWN Stick Foundation. I already have the correct colors for each one. WHICH ONE IS THE BEST FOR BEGINNER FOUNDATION USERS?
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quixotic
BEAUTY BOSS quixotic / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hi msperfect -   I just entered the realm of liquid foundations, after having used Laura Mercier's Powder Foundation for many years.  I have skin exactly like yours an... see post
tberge212
Full Coverage Foundation
I have severe acne and scarring, which leaves almost "craters'' when I put on foundation. I've always used BareMinerals "Fairly Light" in Matte but I found that it doesn't provide the full coverage I need and comes off very easily. I'm looking for a good foundation that provides full coverage. Regardless of price, what would be the best foundation for severe acne, scarring, oil and redness? I've tried tarte's new clay foundation and liked its coverage but the color isn't my favorite and leaves my skin looking a bit oily. Recommendations? Thanks!
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mdelrosario91
HALL OF FAMER mdelrosario91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
When I had cystic acne, I used either KVD Lock-It Tattoo Foundation or MUFE Mat Velvet+.   KVD was more full coverage, but it made it look so obvious that you had make... see post
curvygirli
Contour and Highlight- how many do it?
How many of you contour and highlight? Seems like that's all anyone talks about these days. I just recently tried it and didn't really see much of a difference plus I felt gross wearing that much makeup. I prefer just a bb cream and powder once in a while.  
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colorprodigy
BEAUTY WHIZ colorprodigy / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Mine as well. I looked orange, lol.  see post
curvygirli
can someone look at my makeup routine please
So I am trying to learn how to highlight and contour. I have some questions gathered from the tutorials and videos I've read and watched.   1-what is the difference between a bronzer and a contour? 2- if a product says highlighter then can you use it on all the parts of your face that need highlighting?   So I have found Maybeline BB creams and they work really well for me in the place of a foundation, primer.   I am going to upload pics of everything I have..     I have : -Maybeline BB cream I have 2: medium deep (makes me look tanned), medium ( is one shade too light).     -Maybeline liquid concealer   that is light for me and I'm wondering if I can use this as a highlighter in all the parts of my face that need highlighting?   -Cover Girl Tru Blend Concealer fix stick   and it's lighter than my skin tone.   -L'oreal Luminizer highlighter pen- this goes on kind of shimmery and white so I think it would look grey on my face like on my cheeks and chin and stuff   -benefit watts up highlighter ( the one that came in sephora birthday gifts)   -Maybeline Fix Me Foundation Stick- darker than my skin tone  -Maybeline Fix me Foundation Powder- one is much darker than my skin, and one is a bit lighter for my skin     Wow I had no idea I had so many products. It's silly because I buy drugstore since it's cheaper but I guess for the amount I spent on this I could have just had an artist at Sephora pick exactly what was perfect for me :$ So I know I have enough products and wondering which to use. I already know where the highlights and contours are supposed to be placed   Just wondering if I should put the BB cream all over my face first as a base color and then add the contour and highlights?   I am not sure if I should just put the contour and highlights on my face where they belong and then blend in, without a base of color first?   Is there a way to put this makeup on without making it look like there is a lot of makeup on ? I'm wondering if I can get away with just using dark and light BB creams from Maybeline for everything?   Sorry for such a long post and thanks in advance   Also I have these brushes and I use the second one from the right for my contour. Is that right?    
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Take a look at Too Faced's contour/highlight palettes online, the 'where to place what product' cards are very visible.   https://www.sephora.com/the-secret-to-no-make... see post
akhorounjaia
I'm shade Gobi in Nars Sheer Glow, what color should I get in the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer?
starsandbucks
BEAUTY PRO starsandbucks / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I swatched Gobi and Vanilla next to each other so you can see them side-by-side. I never noticed how pink Vanilla is before! But they do blend together well! And then I ... see post
kateye7
ITS BEAUTIFUL - New Guerlain LE
Its on the site now, The design of the item is awesome. Seeing that its a magnetic closure is awesome. Btw the description said this is the 30th anniversary item for Guerlain.... And resisting this temptation is the worst.
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firefly02
BEAUTY SAVANT firefly02 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Every time I get excited about a Guerlain product, especially a face product, I find out it has fragrance in it which I'm allergic to... *sigh*... so I just hold myself ... see post
lovebaking123
Lancome or MUFE concealer
I am going to Hawaii in a little bit and since I will definitely be going to the beach, I am trying to decide on a waterproof concealer to get. I am currently deciding between:    LANCÔME EFFACERNES Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer   or   MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer   I would use it to cover redness, acne/acne scars, and dark circles. I want at least a medium coverage since I would not be wearing any other face product. Which one would you recommend/like better?   Thanks!  
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weeeeweeeeeee
BEAUTY GURU weeeeweeeeeee / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I agree with the MUFE. It is really long lasting, through sweat and oil. But you will have to work rather quick with it because it does dry and get harder to blend. I su... see post
whitechelsea
contour kit by anastasia beverly hills
I was wondering when the new contour kit by Anastasia was going to hit Sephora stores and if I could get on a waiting list in store now?
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nomzCookie
BEAUTY WHIZ nomzCookie / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thanks! I just ordered it for my Mom as a surprise gift. :) see post
melly921
Looking for a natural brow color.?
Hi I'm looking for a natural brow color . When I shade in my brows with powder I can see the brown shade kind of a reddish undertone... It doesn't mix well with my dark brown almost black eyebrows. I was wondering if anyone new of a good powder mouse or pomade to work good.?       Trying to post a picture  to show but I don't know how. 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi melly921,   I love using brow powders to help fill in and shape my eyebrows! That being shade, it sounds like you should try to look for a brow product that is sl... see post
akhorounjaia
What's a better under eye concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer or Mac Prolongwear Concealer
RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi  akhorounjaia!   I love the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. It has light-reflecting properties to it so it really helps brighten under the eyes. I also like th... see post
laurenkenzie
UD naked foundation hard to take off.
I've used UD naked foundation for over a year now, but I feel it is very hard to take off. I have to wipe my face off before my shower, then I wash my face in the shower and wipe my face off again. I feel like it will lever come off! Is there any short cuts? 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi laurenkenzie! I recommend using a makeup removing wipe and then following up with a cleansing oil. I love the Ole Henriksen's Nurture Me Cleansing Clothes. I will... see post
ilovebears
Q. Help me decide!! Diffused Heat or Radiant Magenta?
Okay, so I changed my mind!  I  need an Hourglass blush...  I am only allowing myself to purchase  one however, and I can't make up my mind!   I've narrowed it down to two colors... Diffused Heat and Radiant Magenta.  I originally had my heart set on Diffused Heat, but then I saw swatches of Radiant Magnta -- and it isn't as in-your-face bright pink as I thought!  And now I'm wondering if Diffused Heat would turn orangey on my warm skintone.   I have light-medium skin with yellow undertones (my current foundation of choice is 2Y06 in Sephora's Color IQ).  Which of these two shades would be more suitable for my skintone?       Update: I just placed an order with Space.NK for Radient Magenta  If I like it, I'll probably end up getting Diffused Heat as well, eventually!  Thanks to everyone who provided me with their opinion... hearts for all of you!
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calamityjane85
HALL OF FAMER calamityjane85 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have radiant magenta and it is not as scary as it looks. I vote for that one! see post
LariTheLoud
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is Back!!
I just received an email from Hourglass that their Ambient Lighting Palette (with incandescent light) is back. Does anyone know if this means it's a permanent part of their collection, or is it LE yet again? What do you think?   I have to say I'm   disappointed it's not a blush trio or an ambient bronzing trio but this is still amazing because it's three shades of ambient lighting powder that I don't own.   EDIT:  refinery29 confirms that this palette is a  permanent part of the Hourglass cosmetics line! Still awaiting confirmation from Hourglass!
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pinktorridora
HALL OF FAMER pinktorridora / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I actually don't have any of the colors, just Luminous and Diffused. I'm excited to have more options, and can't wait for my UPS guy tomorrow (who has delivered Sephora ... see post
akhorounjaia
Has anyones Anastasia Contour Palette shipped out yet?
JayReed
BEAUTY PRO JayReed / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
YAY! I can't wait to get mine! see post
rileyzoe1
I wear Sephora CC Cream in Light Y. What shade would I wear for the summer when I am darker?
RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi rileyzoe1!   You may want to wait until you have your summer tan and then go into the store to get your match. I think it depends on how much darker you expect to... see post
RC1989
Foundation Question
Hello, I have very fair acne prone oily skin with some acne scarring, I have been looking online and there seems to be a lot of foundations out there, but am having a hard time narrowing it down.  I am quite a distance from a sephora so I do tend to shop online usually. I was curious on thoughts about these or any other suggestions you might have: Clinique Stay Matte Clinique Even Better Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Make up forever mat velvet +   Thanks so much!
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jwilk241
BEAUTY SAVANT jwilk241 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I get oily around my nose and I have a good amount of acne scarring/redness on my face. I use Estee Lauder Double Wear and it is awesome. It's matte so it helps with oil... see post
akhorounjaia
The Anastasia Contour Palette is in stock!
http://www.sephora.com/contour-kit-P386335?skuId=1 615186
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Jeez! see post
andyhtrieu
Tips and tricks that don't work
Can someone tell her that these tips are probably not safe for the skin? I mean who puts Preparation H around their eyes?! That's something that I've never heard of. 
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY PRO heartsmyface / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hahaha! there's a niche market! Someone hop on that idea!  see post
curvygirli
I look sweaty
So I have been using aloe vera gel on my face as moisturizer and putting my Maybeline BB cream on top, and then a translucent powder by Marcelle. My makeup stays on all day and it's the right skin tone for me which is SO hard to find being an indian girl. My only problem is my face looks kind of sweaty an hour later despite putting the powder on. I look like I'm wearing ALOT of makeup but I'm not. Any ideas on how to fix this?  
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quixotic
BEAUTY BOSS quixotic / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Curvygirli -   Same suggestion as I made in your other post - use the bb cream on its own or switch to an aloe vera cream.  Aloe vera gel can look shiny when it dries ... see post
JayReed
Anastasia Contour Palette Re-Release?
Okay, I know how crazy it has been today, but Anastasia just posted on her Instagram that the palette will be released on Thursday this week. Official announcement will be made by Sephora tomorrow... 
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dannyc
HALL OF FAMER dannyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm growling at you. Seriously, where can I find this?   see post
akhorounjaia
Which Radiant Creamy Concealer will match my Nars Sheer Glow Gobi shade?
For reference, I'm the shade 117 in MUFE HD, Warm Ivory in Bobbi Brown Skin foundation, and Gobi in Nars Sheer Glow. I want a tad bit lighter conealer so that I can highlight the face when I'm highlighting and contouring. 
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi akhorounjaia, Since you want to go a little lighter, then I would recommend Chantilly in the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. :) -Laura   http://www.sephora.... see post
lanadelryan
Foundation advice please!
Hi everyone I'm looking for a medium coverage foundation with a dewy finish that's long lasting, I've tried NARS Sheer Glow, and Giorgio armani luminous silk, and nars didn't last, and Armani isn't that dewy. I have combo skin so I need it to hold up in oily t zone. Thanks for any advice!!
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're using the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer. Good stuff. see post
disneygirl98
How To Add More Coverage To my Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation???
So I did a Personal Beauty Consultant Advice thing at Sephora like 2 months ago and after trying like 10 different foundation/bb cream/tinted moisturizers I finally landed on the Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation. It was the only foundation that I tried that didn't look cakey on me, however I want a way to add more coverage to it. I have the MUFE Full Coverage Concealer and its perfect for the single blemishes here and there but I want something that I could combine with the Smashbox foundation to give me extra coverage on my forehead, chin, and nose.  Also, I have combination skin with dry patches of my cheeks, forehead, and chin and an really oily nose. Could you guys also recommend a good primer that gives me a youthful glow since I'm a teenager while controlling my oil? Thanx girls! xoxo
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I agree, if you use a powder foundation, it will add more coverage. Totally forgot that you can do this!  see post
aviscardi
MUFE Duo mat discontinued?
So a while back in Jan and even recently i asked the MUFE location near me if the duo mat was still being discontinued and they said yes. Then 2.5 mons ago i wrote to MUFE to ask them and they just NOW responded with this: "Thank you for your interest in MAKE UP FOR EVER. We have heard our consumers loud and clear, we will not be making any changes to the current distribution of duo mat. The quantities and shades available will remain the same. Please know that your customer satisfaction is greatly valued and we appreciate your feedback."   UPDATE: response email to clarify "Due to overwhelming customer response and love for the product, Duo Mat is no longer be discontinued. It is our priority to service you and meet your needs. However, if your local Sephora is out of stock on your favorite shade, you may always place a phone order through our NYC Studio."   I hope this is the case as the duo mat does keep me mat longer.
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tracy782
BEAUTY CELEB tracy782 / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
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maltipoo66
Q. Help! Best Bronzer
I'm torn between three bronzers:  Too Faced Sun Bunny, Tarte matte waterproof bronzer, and Nars Laguna.  I am fair to light, and would want the bronzer only to contour  with-but not something too dark that it looks dirty.  I also need something that will stay through a workout.  Thanks so much!  (if you have any other recommendations please let me know)
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honeylemongirl
BEAUTY PRO honeylemongirl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. If you're looking for a bronzer to contour with, you'd want to skip Nars Laguna because it has a shimmery finish. It always looks a bit strange when your contour is shim... see post
akhorounjaia
When is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette arriving on sephora.com?
dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
closed per request. Thanks all! You can see the update below as well :)  see post
Christine818
What Guerlain Meteorites colour?
Hey Beauties!   I just stopped into Sephora yesterday and was trying my hands out with the newly formulated Guerlain Meteorites! I hadn't tried them previously but have been lemming them FOREVER. I thought that with the new formulation it would be a perfect time to try them out. Long story short, I ended up purchasing the colour 03 Medium. Originally, I thought the colour should be chosen roughly based on skin tone, but one of the Sephora reps said it was more to do with the undertones and redness in your skin. She chose to put 04 Dore on me! It was beautiful, but definitely gave me a bronzed look. For day to day I'd much prefer something illuminating but that won't alter the colour of my skin. I have light-medium skin - more on the light side in winter, but get quite tan in the summer. Do you think I selected the right colour?    Any feedback would be much appreciated  xox
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Christine818
BEAUTY WHIZ Christine818 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
so far so good :) I have really enjoyed it. My favourite way to apply the product is before makeup, after I have washed, moisturized and primed my face. I follow the app... see post