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Hi. I am trying to order a foundation. I am a medium tan sand in the Rainforest of the Sea and for the original sephora collection I am 30 medium sand but I wear loose power on the sephora makeup forever a pink honey. Any recommendations for HD forever shade I should order?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Specks1028,   So your Color IQ is #2Y09 in the tarte  Rainforest of the Sea™ Water Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15,  COLOR Medium-Tan Sand and your Color I... see post
Shade to choose for Estee Lauder Double Wear Light.
Hey   My shade in Estee Lauder Double Wear is 1W1 Bone and since it's a very yellow toned color I was wondering wich shade I should get in the light version? 0.5 ? The other colors look pink?   Thank You
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi GumyBeare,   You're right! Your closest shade would be 0.5 in Estée Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup. (:     see post
concealer
Can you recommend a concealer for mature skin?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ccfitz,   For mature skin I would recommend Lancôme EFFACERNES - Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer, IT CosmeticsBye Bye Under Eye Illumination™ Full Cover... see post
Need help for a new foundation
Hello everyone!   I'm currently trying to find a new foundation. Right now I use the MUFE Water Blend in y305, but I started to have problem with my skin like acne (it's driving me insane). So I need a foundation that has more coverage than that maybe more like a medium coverage but something light and moisturizing like I don't feel it's foundation with a natural/radiant/dewy finish. I was looking at the Too Faced BTW, the MUFE Ultra HD, Smashbox studio skin or NARS sheer Glow. Do you have any recommandation? I need help please!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi summerstein,   The Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is a great option! It provides a medium coverage and has a beautiful radiant finish. Additionally, it looks ... see post
colorIQ is 1y06, need color of smashbox camera ready bb cream for me
My colorIQ is 1y06, what would be the color of smashbox camera ready bb cream for me?
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @Annchella!  The closest matches I could find for you are:   - Light in 1Y02, which means the undertone (1Y) should be a good match, but the depth of color (02) m... see post
My face is dry with red cheeks
 I'm 65, my face is dry with red cheeks and nose. Ideally I would like a tinted moisturizer as I do not like the feel of heavy make up or powder.   
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BEAUTY MAVEN JKarch / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I second this recommendation! My best friend is a teacher who doesn't like to put on makeup in the mornings and I just turned her on to this tinted moisturizer since it'... see post
Highlighter+Job+Resume
hello, my name is Nicaury.  now, my questions are, I'm dark, but not VERY dark, more like a milk chocolate, caramel type of dark, my foundation shade is 310 in the fit me foundation, and my problem is that the highlighters I use are from drugstores and they always show up very light on my face, they fade as well and it has a lot of fall out. I do not have money to buy my own make up, I do not have a job and I have a huge dream and goal of having my own room. which highlighter would you recommend for someone that's the same skin tone as mine? how to I apply for a job at sephora? how to I create a resume even though I am not experienced at make up? the way I learned was by watching make up videos and teaching myself.   thank you for your time. 
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Nicaury,    Thank you for your inquiry!    For more information on employment opportunities with Sephora retail or Sephora.com, please copy and paste the foll... see post
Best Highlighter
What's the best, highly recommended highlighter that has a glitter glow matte look, but doesn't shed off the face?
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The LM Matte Radiance =) see post
Looking for a Combination Tone Foundation for pale skin
im very very pale and i have a very hard time finding a combination tone pale! any suggestions?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AliciaM1156,   When you say very pale, I'm thinking you mean Snow White or someone similar. :) If that sounds accurate, I'd suggest trying the foundations from Ma... see post
What are the best full coverage foundations for photography that don't cause flashback?
My boyfriend and I are going to be getting our 1 year pictures taken soon and I needed recommendations on a good foundation for photos.
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KaceyLynn,    I would try one of the following, depending on your skin type and skin tone!   - Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation - Smashb... see post
Best foundation for oily skin
BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR MinionofGozer / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
I have fairly oily skin and I had a really good result from NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint.  I got it for a recent trip so I wouldn't look too oily for pictures and I didn'... see post
Foundation Matching
What colour would i be in the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation? I am Mont Blanc in Nars Sheer Glow and really want the Born This Way Foundation
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NatalieeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @SofiaCatriona,   Your closest match in the Too Faced Born This Way foundation is Pearl! Your Color IQ based on Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blac is 1Y02. Born This W... see post
What to use to "bake"?
What is the best powder or product I should use when I bake my face? I just got the Tarte Shape Tape and I am kinda new to the whole "baking" thing so I needed to know what to use after I apply my concealer?
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BEAUTY MASTER texasgirl79 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I'm not a huge "baker", but when I do I like to use the Cover FX loose powders.  see post
Foundation shade help! Please!!!
i ordered the 10HR wear perfection foundation free sample, and i really like the middle foundation its called Medium, but when i went to order the full sized they have like 8 different mediums how do I know which medium is right, because i like the medium on the free sample
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi kHD1,   In the sample you got, there were 3 shades! They were light 10, medium 25 and medium 33. Medium 25's color IQ is 2Y07 and medium 33's colorIQ is 2Y09. If ... see post
Hello, my color IQ is 3Y08 & was wondering what shade should I get in the Dior Air Flash Foundation? Thanks!
keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Nena8711, I recommend going with the  Medium Beige 300.    see post
Best foundation for photos?
I am on the hunt for a new liquid foundation that doesn't leave a white cast in my pictures. Suggestions? I have combination skin that doesn't need a ton of coverage.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi cbrgirl15,   If you're taking pictures I would definitely recommend a foundation that doesn't have SPF in it. Since you're taking photos, if there's going to be f... see post
Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation
I'm thinking of taking the plunge and getting the Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation.  I live in a hot/humid climate so I need something that will hold up in the heat and my oily t-zone.  I also have redness on my cheeks I like to cover up.      Those of you who have it, do you like it?  Is it worth the $55 in your opinion.     Thank you!!
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BEAUTY MASTER texasgirl79 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Thanks @KMart919!  I was in NY in August, I know how hot and humid it can be :) see post
Q. Lancome Tent Idole Ultra vs what else should I try?
I went to Sephora for a Custom Makeover on Friday, specifically looking for a new foundation. I'm 42, very oily skin, large pores, fine lines under the eyes and some moderate forehead lines. I'm looking for a foundation that provides moderate coverage (lighter than medium coverage), has a good matte finish, will last all day without breaking up, won't settle into the creases, and can be applied with a beauty blender or sponge.   The associate used Lancome Teint Idole Ultra foundation on me. It did stay all day for sure, but it felt like such heavy coverage I was wearing a mask and the finish was way too dewy, even with an oil control primer and setting it with Laura Mercier translucent setting powder.    What other foundations should I try? I have been using Benefit Hello Flawless Powder -- I love how light it feels and it starts with moderate coverage, but as soon as I get oily it looks terrible in the forehead wrinkles, breaks up and slips off my face. Even with primer and setting spray.   Thanks for the advice!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, @kimberlita!  I have been wearing the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 foundation for the past couple of years.  My skin is combo/oily so this is probably not the best ... see post
Foundation and Concealor for Indian / Olive skin tone
Please suggest base makeup products for me- I have a medium true olive undertone skin, The foundation finish that I am looking for is something that does not look yellow, but adds glow with medium to full coverage. Also my under eye area is quite tricky in the sense that it has red, purple and black undertones ! I have tried concealers with correctors but they look too ashy. I have a combination, sensitive skin type. I come here hoping some of your inputs will be valuable in my quest for my base makeup shopping! Thanks.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Soumya25sharma,   I would definitely recommend some luminizing products for you based on your concerns.    For a primer I would recommend BECCA Backlight Prim... see post
Matte primer with mattifying foundation?
Hello everyone, I have combo skin and am using the Kat Von D lock it foundation. I have a matte primer that I have not finished. Would a matte primer and matte foundation clash? Or should I use a hydrating primer? Thank you.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi iMiriam,   I don't think a matte primer and a matte foundation would clash! It can depend on how they're formulated as some matte primers may be more moisturizing... see post
Fair Skin Contour
I have fair skin with neutral/pink undertones. I use Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in Pearl. I have oily, yet sensitive skin. I am looking for a matt finish contour pallet that only has a light & a dark shad that will be light enough for my complexion. Most pallets I can't see the highlight shade on my skin & the contour shade is too dark. Any suggestions?? 
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BEAUTY BOSS emiie / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
It seems like we have similar skin @SSB02 ! :) My Color IQ match is 1Y01 so I never can find anything light enough for me in palettes either.    Personally, I have gr... see post
What kind of foundation is good for dry flacky acne prone skin, that is hydrating and makes the skin look smooth and natural?
HALL OF FAMER kelloua / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have dry, sensitive, acne prone skin and like to cover up scars of breakouts past without looking too made up. Hourglass Illusion is my absolute favorite but I also re... see post
How to stop foundation from breaking up? :/
I have combination skin: dry on my cheeks and very oily on my t-zone, especially because it is really humid where I live. My foundation stays put all day everywhere on my face, but on my nose, especially on the creases on the sides of my nostrils.   I have been using Estee Lauder Double Wear lately and it controls my oil the best, and I have even tried mattifying primers with UD's Deslick setting spray. This all helps with the oiliness, but my foundation still breaks up/creases on the sides of my nose. I also set my foundation with the Laura Mercier setting powder, could I be using too much? How can I stop this from happening? :/   Also, any tricks for preventing your eyeglasses from rubbing off your foundation?
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BEAUTY MASTER nikki25gee / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Oooh, I will try that! Thank you!   I will seriously try anything at this point. I do my foundation, set it, and by the time I'm done with the rest of my face, I alrea... see post
Foundation for dry patches, oily skin
About 10 minutes into my makeup routine, it starts to get patchy. I wash, moisturize, and prime my face before applying my foundation and then once I'm done, i set my face. My foundation gets patchy and my contour looks like its in one spot on my cheek and not blended. I use powder to contour because my skin is a little oily, yet a little dry so i guess you could say i have combination skin? Should i switch to creams?     
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would switch the cleanser. Even though it says daily exfoliation, it's still much for most skin. Exfoliation should only be 2-3 x week if that, since the skin has its ... see post
Foundation Reccomendation
Does anyone have any recommendations on a medium-full coverage foundation that is good for people who have very sensitive skin? I have fairly normal skin type- a little dry- but recently have been getting allergic reaction breakout to what I'm using- in need of something new! Thanks!
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aimes10 / RISING STAR / replied
Thanks so much Mali- I'll definitely have to try out the bareMinerals foundation you suggested- sounds great :) see post
Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick - Packaging Issue
Anyone else finish a tube of the Vanish foundation and find that you could not twist it anymore to get to the last part of the product out? Considering how small the product is to the price point, I am frustrated that a good amount (maybe 10-15%) can't be accessed unless I dig it out. I can't help but wonder if my twister broke towards the end or if they really designed it that way. Here is a pic:  
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi alissonnj,   This is interesting - I have one of these myself but haven't yet gotten close to the end of the stick. I'll see if I can research this further for yo... see post
Hi, I am Y345 in MakeUp Forever Ultra HD. What shade would I suit in Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Natural Perfection Foundation? Thanks!
BEAUTY BRAINIAC stylebyJR / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Thanks Kovalevka, I'm looking for warm but as you say, don't want it too Orange. Perhaps the 04 in the Neutral or 03 in the Warm. Unfortunately I'm not able to try insto... see post
Color IQ
Hi! My sister got her color IQ done at Sephora the other day and we've forgotten the number, but we took pictures of the products. Does anyone know which color IQ matches with smashbox water bb cream in shade light/neutral? Thanks
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BEAUTY BUFF sultananatalie / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
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Introducing Wanderlust Powder Foundation!
Hi Beauty Talkers! We're delighted to welcome the newest addition to our multitasking makeup essential family, Wanderlust Powder Foundation.  We’re so excited to share our journey in creating this product.   Why powder foundation?   Co-founder Divya Gugnani: Pretty much immediately after we launched our Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation we got calls, emails, social media posts, and a barrage of inquiries about when we would have a powder foundation. A powder foundation? I didn’t get it. I hadn’t used powder foundation on my face since I was 16 and struggling with t-zone issues and teenage acne. But Lindsay was a believer….   Co-founder Lindsay Ellingson: I've always used powder foundation to mask my hyperpigmentation which, for me, is caused by melasma. I've struggled with it for years. When we launched Wander Beauty it became my mission to develop a talc-free powder that would cover imperfections without looking cakey, my goal was to create a powder foundation that actually looks like skin!   But really, is it full coverage?   LE: The first thing you will notice about our powder is the luxurious ultra-fine feel which translates to the most natural looking, flawless complexion. It's so lightweight on your skin but highly pigmented so it doesn't feel like a mask. One swipe of our foundation and my pigmentation is covered. Our goal is to enhance your natural beauty not cover it!   But is it a multitasker? Is it an essential?   DG: At Wander Beauty we focus on creating multitasking makeup essentials and for real this is... Any special ingredients?   LE: We knew we wanted to make it talc-free so it wouldn’t look ashy or give a white cast in photos. We also enriched it with our favorite skin-loving ingredients from around the globe:   Aloe Leaf Extract (Korea) – moisturizes skin and restores suppleness Hibiscus Flower Extract (France) – evens skin tone, increases elasticity, and protects against free radical damage Honeysuckle Flower Extract (Korea) – has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties Jojoba Esters (United States) – promotes skin healing with antimicrobial properties Safflower Flower Extract (Korea) – contains linoleic acid to unclog pores and stimulate regeneration of new cells   What about the applicator? DG: I can’t stand dirty, makeup-filled sponges that break apart. So, we created an antimicrobial rubicell sponge in Korea that deposits our silky powder evenly for full coverage. It’s reusable and easy to wash with antibacterial soap and water.     How do you wear it?   DG: I wear Wanderlust in Medium on clean moisturized skin on days when I have meetings from morning to night or when I have a big event. It lasts till I take it off and gives me coverage while still looking natural. It’s my skin, only with an airbrushed filter ;-)   LE: I like to wear Wanderlust in Light as a finishing powder over our Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation stick. It's gives me just the right amount of coverage with a radiant finish.The great thing about our powder is that it's so versatile, it looks just as great as a foundation on its own for a more matte finish.     Here's the link:  http://www.sephora.com/wanderlust-powder-foundatio n-P411529?skuId=1856848&icid2=products%20grid 41152... Have you tried it yet? Share your thoughts below!
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HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Appreciate the swatches on different skintones! :) see post