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Q. I need help!
I have sensitive skin, but it's extremely oily. I have very fair skin with yellow undertones. Any suggestions on a foundation for me?
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Q. Can the ambient lighing powder (In mood light shade) be used as a setting powder?
I am currently looking for a setting powder, but I already have the Ambient lighting powder in the mood light shade. Can the ambient lighing powder (In mood light shade) be used as a setting powder?
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Q. What product should I used instead of Benefit's some kind-a gorgeous? I loved it, and it's now discontinued.
HALL OF FAMER virgo87 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Milani's Smooth Finish Cream to Powder foundation is a pretty good dupe for it.  see post
Q. Beauty Box Subscriptions
Is anyone subscribing to monthly beauty boxes such as Sample Society or Glossy? If so, what are your thoughts on them?
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC chrisq / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / answered
A. I belong to both Birchbox and the Beauty Fix (larger sample) by the Derm Store and love them both equally. see post
Q. I need a fondation :(
i was using the mac prolong foundation but it showed all my dry spots. i believe that i have combination skin because i have dry spots around my lips and nose. The rest is oily. I need a foundation that doesn't show my dry spots but that I don't get so oily. I need help ASAP!
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samii11 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. Hey! I used to have this problem and I used Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo foundation, then I used Hard Candy concealer over top (a little goes a long way - too much will loo... see post
Q. How do I keep my under eye concealer from creasing?
I use the Makeup forever lift concealer and it still settles in to my eye creases! Could it be the powder I am using to set it? Or should I not even use a powder? Tips please!
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BEAUTY WHIZ Lickety / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. I'm reading the responses from other posters and never thought to use a primer to plump the skin under my eyes.  Not only do I have really bad dark brown circles but the... see post
Q. Foundation Trouble Help!!!
I have a bit of a situation when it comes to finding a foundation. I have super, extremely dry skin on and around my nose and chin but my t-zone area and upper forehead, almost hairline are are not excessively oily but not dry either. My problem is i cant find a foundation that caters to both types of skin i have. My  preference is something light to buildable or medium coverage and has a decent amount of yellow undertone. I'm willing to invest in something on the higher end because I'm a bit desperate -.-   Any advice and or tips for my problem are a HUGE help!   Thanks!!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, AlyGD!   While finding a suitable foundation can make a world in difference in wear, the concerns you've expressed are rooted in skin care causes, so are you curre... see post
Q. Cakey Foundation
I'm hoping someone can help me, It seems like not matter what foundation I use it always ends up looking cakey around my nose, upper lip, and chin area after a couple of hours. I have an oily T-zone but at the same time my skin tends to peal around my nose. I've used many different primers, and have used many foundation. The one I am using right now is Marc Jacobs, and it ends up looking the same as all the other foundations I've tried. I've used brushes and a beauty blender but nothing helps. Can someone please help me?   Thank you!
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A. Do you use a setting spray?   see post
Q. Sheerest BB Cream
I have a lot of freckles, especially during the summer, and I am looking for a very sheer BB cream that will help get rid of skin redness but not cover up my freckles. I was originally told that the Tarte Amazonian Clay BB was the best, but then another person told me that it isn't sheer. What do you recommend?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. HI, Amandarose17!   If you're looking for something very sheer, have you considered a tinted moisturizer? In terms of diminish redness, depending on how severe or prev... see post
Q. foundation i need help
I am currently using the foundation estee lauder in the color tawny and too faced born this way foundation in light beige i need some help finding the right color for me for the Marc Jacobs remarcable foundation 
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BEAUTY PRO LindsayBT / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. Hi jocy123,   Those two shades are both 2Y07 on the Color IQ chart, so the best match in the Marc Jacobs would be Bisque Taupe 28.   Hope that helps! ... see post
Q. Foundation tips?
Recently I've noticed my foundation leaves an extreme patchy cakey finish on my face (not cute whatsoever). I feel like I've tried so many foundations & primers from Sephora and cannot find the perfect combination or foundation for that matter. The primer I've used is too faced hangover and smash box pore minimizer. I've tried bare minerals matte foundation, tarte Amazonian clay, lancome, too faced born this way. NOTHING WORKS!!! I even set my face with a translucent powder and use urban decay make up spray. I'm dry around the corners of my nose, but extremely oiley in my t-zone, especially around the corners of my mouth. If anybody can give me a recommendation on anything I'd really appreciate it!!
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jessimitch / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I have been in the same boat as you, but just recently switched up my routine and figured out the culprits!    First off, the Smashbox pore minimizer primer is SUPER d... see post
Q. Replacement for MUFE Smoothing Primer
I received a sample of MUFE Step 1 Smoothing Primer and I love the way it smoothes out my large pores and fine lines. Unfortunately, I think it is making me break out. I have combination acne-prone/sensitive skin that can get a little oily in my humid VA climate. I was wondering if any one knew of a similar product that can reduce the look of my pore? I have tried MUFE mattifying primer, BM Prime Time, Smashbox Photo Ready, and Too Faced Primed and Poreless and none of these did it for me. Thanks for your help!
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Alana1998 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I really suggest BECCA Resurfacing Primer. It is a bit pricey but it absolutely amazing for reducing fine lines and pores. I suffer from an oily face that breaks out fro... see post
Q. What colour ABH dipbrow should I buy?
Hi, I'm looking to buy the Anastasia Beverly Hill dip brow but I don't know what colour to get since I am naturally light brown but I have dyed my hair platinum blonde but my eyebrows are still a medium brown colour. Any ideas on what colour I should opt for? Would soft brown be to dark/orangey for my hair/brow colour?
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BEAUTY MAVEN smarie116 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Hi, Neve01 :)    Since your brows are a medium brown color, I'd opt for both Taupe and Soft Brown. Using two colors will help add depth and definition without them loo... see post
Q. Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly
Hello Sephora,    I am from Calgary, AB, Canada, and I just want to ask on when is Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly coming to Sephora Canada?   Please advise.    Thank you,
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Q. I have a play coming up next week, and need to be my own make-up artist. What is the best foundation to make my skin look flawless under st
HALL OF FAMER nycmle / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. When I perform I almost always use the tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation. I love that the formula magically knows to mattify my t-zone, while leaving... see post
Q. Are MAKE UP FOR EVER products cruelty free?
I should have looked into this before buying - I love their HD foundation and am now wondering how animal friendly they are. Anyone have any insight? TIA
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HALL OF FAMER tenngal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Make Up For Ever does not do animal testing.  So, feel free to buy MUFE brand because it's cruelty-free! As a fellow animal lover, I'd like to say thanks for caring! ... see post
Q. KA Sensual Skin Enhancer- how do you use it?
I've recently just purhcased the Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer about two weeks ago and am still working with it. I wanna know if you use it as a foundation or concealer, and how you apply it so I can get more ideas and figure out what products/brushes I should use with it. I'm particularly interested in using it as a foundation, but it's a bit tricky. Let me know!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi MarkieM,   I have recently purchased the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer as well. I have used it both as a foundation and concealer. I think I prefer this prod... see post
Q. BB and CC cream, whats the difference?
BEAUTY BOSS JustinBT / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. The quick answer is that they both are multi-function products that usually provide sheer coverage (depending on the brand).  The BB stands for Blemish Balm and were ori... see post
Q. HOW TO GET RID OF MAKE UP LINES
I use the urban decay naked foundation 01, i apply it with the beauty blender and I put on neutral setting powered on top! But I still noticed that in natural light my neck doesn't match my face and it's obvious I'm wearing make up due to the change in skin colour between my face and neck and the make up lines under my chin!!! HELP HELP HELP
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Emmy175,   Matching your face to your neck can be tricky as for many people, the skin tone is not the same on face and neck. I typically have to blend my foundati... see post
Q. Urban Decay B6 Complexion Prep Spray
Hello beauty gurus!   I have oily skin in my Tzone area (it doesn't look oily, but makeup slides off within minutes no matter what I do), and I've been looking at the UD B6 complexion prep spray. Will this hold makeup on? Will it prevent makeup from caking up? I've read reviews and just want to be sure about it. The rest of my skin is fairly normal-- only worried about my nose and between my brows. Thanks!
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BEAUTY BUFF lawgal2005 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. Unfortunately, I can't offer an answer to your specific question, but I did want to give my experience with the B6 spray - which I love.  I use it at night, after I wash... see post
Q. Marc Jacobs foundation
I use now the Chanel perfection lumber velvet foundation hr 50, I really want to try the Marc Jacobs foundation but because I live in the Netherlands I can't try them anywhere to see which shade is good for me. So has anyone an idea of which shade from the Marc Jacobs foundation is the same as the Chanel perfection velvet hr 50? I have a medium brown skin and a yellow undertone. Can somebody help me?!  
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Yannick!  itscarin is correct.  Since Sephora doesn't carry Chanel, neither of us can use the Color IQ to help find a foundation shade for you.   I searched on Goo... see post
Q. laura mercier color match
HALL OF FAMER chsu2016 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. You should go to a local Sephora store to get Color matched for your skin tone! :) see post
Q. Foundation
Hi there! How can I prevent my foundation from sliding? I've tried revlon, smashbox, lancome, and urban decay for primers and lancome, dior, maybelline, and clinique for foundations. I have oily skin around my nose, and even setting powder doesn't help. What can I do???
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BEAUTY BOSS JustinBT / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I've found if you use an oil controlling mattifier before you apply a primer ( i like the Step 1 Skin Equalizer from Make Up For Ever in Mattifying ).  I then use the Al... see post
Q. concealer
I use esdee lauder double wear foundation and i have oily skin. What would be the best concealer to use?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi blondygurl,   I have oily skin as well, and my favorite concealer is Nar's Radiant Creamy Concealer. I set it with a setting powder. It is very creamy and blends ... see post
Q. Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette- individual "Shade + Light" colors.
I keep hearing rumors that Kat Von D confirmed on Social Media that she is going to release a new Shade + Light Contour Palette with interchangeable "Shade + Light" colors. Does anyone know if this is true? I don't want to purchase a new palette right now if the interchangeable one will be out in the next few months! If she has in fact confirmed it, do you know when/where?  Thanks in advance!!!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, amberstarrburst!  Here's an active BT thread for all things KVD:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/KVD-Upcoming-Releases-amp-General-Love-Thread/td-p/2008... see post
Q. If I wear Clinique beyond perfecting shade breeze...what shade in Kat Von liquid foundation would I be?
I wear Clinique beyond perfecting...what shade would I be in Kat Von liquid foundatio
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Lilshopper1, I would go with  Light 46. That will be the same depth, with a slight pink undertone.   see post
Q. Fondation klumps
I have combination skin oily and normal, and wondering something with fondation. I have very light skin and doing conturing . If I add liquid fondation with beauty blender and it starts to clump up . What does that mean? Is fondation too thick ?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Hverdags, It could be you are using too much or if you have any dehydrated areas, it might be catching. see post
Q. What is your favorite cool-toned powder highlight?
Is there even such a thing? Either way, what is your favorite powder highlighters? I seriously have only ever tried cream highlighters and I think I'd prefer powder. I know that Becca highlighters are always being talked about, but I just feel like I won't ever be able to justify the price.
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HALL OF FAMER Nicrohr / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. This inspired me to do some more digging while I was supposed to be working!  Here is a discussion I found on reddit:   Q. isthiswitty says,   "I have neutral undert... see post
Q. What is a good bronzer that can also be used for contour?
Whenever I see how people do a natural contour with bronzer, I think how nicely it defines their facial structure and how naturally healthy it makes their skin look, the problem is that I don't know what would be a good color match in terms of bronzer for me that could also be used for just a slight contour (nothing major, just carving out cheekbones slightly) With that said:   Does anyone know any good bronzer they have used that can also use for contouring? Also for light medium skin tones? If skin type is also a question of what bronzer would be good to use, I have an oily skin type.
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Bahama Mama by theBalm see post