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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 SAVANT heartsmyface / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I hate getting hairspray on my face! I can't imagine spraying my face purposely! Whyyyyyyyy!  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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redhope
BEAUTY MAVEN redhope / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you for the suggestions!   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
Thanks for the info! 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
ivyxox
Hourglass ambient lighting palette is live
Hi everyone! Hourglass ambient lighting palette is live now! http://www.sephora.com/ambient-lighting-palette-P3 82309?skuId=1606086&country_switch=ca
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redhope
BEAUTY MAVEN redhope / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
But I know people are getting them without the mini primer. Very frustrating.   see post
Tina0101
long lasting transfer resistant makeup
I am 43 and work as a dental assistant. i have to wear a mask (at least one per patient) all day. i am looking for a no transfer makeup that can last through my day
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I second the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation! :) I love this product! It will literally last the full 12 hours. haha.    Cheers! Kevin  see post
emmy89
Need a good concealer for deep dark circles
Hi guys! I am sorry to bug you all, but just recently I started to rebuild my make up collection. I come from Brazil and over there I had national brands that would work perfectly for my issue with deep and dark circles under my eyes. I've been living now in Canada, where due to the extremes temperature my skin became extra sensitive, extremely dry in the winter and oily;combination in the summer. Drug-store cosmetics were causing me all kinds of allergy reaction and breakouts too. So I just started rebuilding my collection from zero buying more high-end products that don't harm my skin anymore.  I've been buying a lot of those trial kits from bare mineral, too faced, smashbox, Benefit, etc and have been finding some great and some ok products, but I haven't found a good concealer yet. I tried the "fake up" from Benefit and I tried the "EFFACERNES - Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer" from Lancôme, but they don't have good coverage on me and they show a lot of lines under my eyes making me look so much older, and not covering the dark circles at all. I'm 24 and need something good coverage to use with my bb cream from Lancôme or my foundations. Something that works well on my summer oily skin and won't make me breakout! If you have any suggestions that I can go try on, I would really appreciate the help! Thanks
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Np! Try concealer with peach undertone :) see post
jfeey14
Best primer for large pores?
Hi everyone! For my daily face routine I moisturize and use the Hourglass veil primer all over my face, Benefit Porefessional around my nose where my large pores are, Revlon Colorstay foundation for oily skin and Tarte smooth operator loose powder. My skin tends to get oily during the day and my makeup just settles in my pores so quickly and it doesn't look very nice! The Porefessional just isn't working for me I guess. Can you please recommend other primers that you've had good experience with minimizing the appearance of pores and lasts through the day?
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jfeey14
jfeey14 / NEWCOMER / replied
Would you recommend the Pore Minimizer or the Pore Treatment?  I'm not sure of the difference between the two. see post
robind323
Dior BB Cream
Could someone please explain to me the difference between the Shades Light 001 and Fair 002 in the Dior BB Cream. Thanks so very much
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gingerblack
HALL OF FAMER gingerblack / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
 Looks like 001 is more pink and 002 is more yellow. see post
mustlovegreg
How to use hourglass ambient light - Diffused
So after reading so much about the ambient lighting powders, i decided to purchase diffused light.  I have fair skin w/ pink undertones and it seems diffused was a solid choice.  Since I got it, I'm just not a huge fan, so before I return it, Im looking for suggestions on how to best use it?     I have used it as an all over finishing powder and also used it just focusing on my t-zone and cheek bone area.  I just feel like it does NOTHING.  I don't notice it blurring any imperfections and in the sun light, i can see little flecks of sparkle, which i dont like.  I really was looking for something that would bring a nice soft glow to my face, not a highlighter, but a subtle glow w/out sparkle.  Maybe I'm using it wrong or was expecting results that aren't what this is for?     
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mustlovegreg
BEAUTY MAVEN mustlovegreg / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
ugh i returned my diffused light and now im regretting it!  i feel like my skin is missing that "special something" it had before and im pretty sure it was the powder i ... 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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mpolansky
HALL OF FAMER mpolansky / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'd call them. My shipping and billing addresses are in different states (I'm in grad school in a different state) and because of this, they thought I was either a third... see post
a1000words
Shade Finder Help
Hello! I wear MUFE Shade 128…what shade would you recommend in Bare Minerals? Thanks so much of your help in advance!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi  a1000words,   I suggest trying the shade Tan in the bareMinerals Original Foundation. I wear 127 in the Make Up For Ever HD Foundation and Medium Beige is a ... see post
lecia1167
Found my new foundation -- Lancome Teinte Idole!
I had previously asked you all about switching from Estee Lauder Double Wear to another foundation (I have very oily skin). I was pretty happy with what I was using, but I really wanted to see if something could go on smoother. I went to Ulta and tried Lancome Teinte Idole in Suede 550 and fell in love. Goes on so smoothly, and gives me something that Estee Lauder just didn't -- a silky smooth finish. I blends easily and my skin looks so flawless. My issue with Estee Lauder was that it was emphasizing my pores. Anyone else using this brand? Tips or suggestions?   http://www.sephora.com/teint-idole-ultra-24h-P3082 01
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lecia1167
HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am in love with it! see post
Klipple
Bare Minerals Bare Skin Serum Foundation
How do I use Color IQ to choose a shade for the new Bare Minerals Bare Skin Foundation?  I'm 1Y06 in the original but it doesn't show the equivalent shade for BMBSF.
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mafan
HALL OF FAMER mafan / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm 1Y06 in my Color IQ/MUFE HD foundation (#125).  In Bare Minerals READY foundation I wear Medium which is 1R06, I believe.   I'm part of the FAB Ambassadors program... see post
annec322
Anyone else receive an incorrect color match in store?
Update:   I went back to Sephora tonight despite the fact that it was an inconvenient day for me because I just wanted to get this taken care of.  I was waited on by a more experienced SA this time.  I asked about the camera for color matching and it turns out my location does have the ability to do that but still prefers to do them by hand, as the camera can be thrown off by redness and freckles and not read the correct color of the skin.  So anyway, I was rematched by hand and, amazingly, I only needed one shade darker.  The irony of it?  The shade I ended up with was the shade I would've bought for myself online before I second guessed my choice and decided I better get matched in store.  That'll teach me!  Ah well, c'est la vie.   Also, I did take the advice of some of the ladies on here and used a makeup wipe in-store to remove all my existing foundation so that the new shade could be applied to fresh skin and over my entire face.  Here is the end result in natural light.  What do you all think?  Does it look okay?   -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------   Original Post:   So, I'm half annoyed and half just feeling bad I need to make a return.  The girl who attempted to color match a foundation I wanted to buy tonight was very nice and really did make an effort.  However, once I tried the shade she chose for me on at home, I looked like I put on geisha makeup.  It's not even close to my right color.  I need to go down maybe two shades I think.  The thing is, I work every other day this week until Sunday, when I will now have to make a special trip to go exchange this and receive another color match, which will hopefully be more correct.  I do think I have enough foundation left to make it a few more days until then, which is good...but still.  What a disappointment.  I thought I had this taken care of already.  Sigh.  End rant.   The left side is the foundation they chose for me and the right side is my natural skin without any makeup.            
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annec322
BEAUTY PRO annec322 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Nah, lol, I've had many messages that short be published before! see post
AsianIslander
foundation colors
If I'm a medium beige in bareminerals and nc42 in Mac, what are other foundation colors that would work for me? please include katvonD lock it tattoo
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I'm nc40 in mac, which is a bit lighter than your skin tone. M53 for Kat Von D was just a bit lighter than my skin tone. M57 was too dark. In other foundations, you woul... see post
laura081113
Contour and Highlight
Hello So lately ive been wanting to learn how to contour and highlight.Ive been wanting to purchase ABH contour kit but I didnt know if it would be the right item for me. I am a medium 57 in Kat Von D's foundation and a 205 in MUFE duo mat powder foundation and NC37 in MAC.What are some recommendations ? Also I have oily skin.
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I would use a concealer to highlight. I like the Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 20 because it has a yellow undertone and it has a thin consistency, so it's easy to blend... see post
vutterflykisses
I WAS A 2Y06 COLOR MATCH FOR FOUNDATION
I WAS A 2Y06 COLOR MATCH FOR FOUNDATION. Which Guerlain Foundation COLOR would work best?
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weeeeweeeeeee
BEAUTY GURU weeeeweeeeeee / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
For Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Invisible Skin Fusion Foundation SPF 20, 02 Beige Claie would be closest. (1Y06)   For Guerlain Tenue De Perfection Timeproof Foundation ... see post
akhorounjaia
I'm shade Gobi in Nars and 117 in MUFE, what other foundations would I match in?
akhorounjaia
BEAUTY MAVEN akhorounjaia / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hello, thank you :)  I should of clarified and said I used the Makeup Forever HD foundation and the Nars Sheer Glow see post
akhorounjaia
Is Benefit's Boing concealer yellow toned or pink toned?
kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi akhorounjaia! I don't really think they're pink, but more like peach-based.  More warm than cool.  I love this concealer, though! If you're close to a store, I would ... see post
JenEaton1981
Clinique Redness Solutions Loose Powder has been discontinued!
So sad to learn that this product has been discontinued.  Any suggestions as to what I should try now?  They did come out with a pressed powder but it has gotten terrible reviews & I love loose powder.  But I have very sesitive skin. 
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kalex
HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My favorite is by Mario Badescu.  It's called Special Healing Powder and it not only controls redness and oil it also works to heal breakouts. see post
tanestee
MUFE Foundation
i am using MUFE Liquid lift #4 and is wondering what is the match for MUFE HD and what concealer i should use for my dark circle and wrinkle.
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi tanestee, According to the Color IQ (http://www.sephora.com/color-iq) your color match is 155 Medium Beige in the Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation.  I... see post
Stacie1987
Gel moisturizer - foundation problems
I was using an Olay gel moisturizer, and when applying my foundation after it with a makeup sponge, I had weird residue coming off my face. I don't know what to attribute it to, b/c I exfoliate regularly, so I don't think it's dead skin. I wonder if the products are reacting badly, causing clumping? It's upsetting b/c I really like that moisturizer.  I don't have any problems with it when I use a BB cream or apply different foundation with a brush.  But my fave foundation is the L'Oreal True Match compact, and it goes on with a sponge.  I don't know if it's the sponge application, or the actual foundation formula that's causing the problems. Any ideas?
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Stacie1987
SPECIAL GUEST Stacie1987 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I use a clean sponge every time I apply my foundation. I think maybe the gel moisturizer is leaving a light residue on my skin, and the sponge is just buffing it off. ... see post
SMHP
Foundation Match
Please provide the foundation match for Guerlain Lingerie de Peau invisible to Chanel Vitalumiere Moisture Rich Radiance in Soft Bisque? Thank you. Michele Brielmaier
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MoreGun89
HALL OF FAMER MoreGun89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Not sure if this will be entirely accurate, but I did switch from Chanel's Vitalumiere Aqua Ultralight to the Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, it seems like the numerical refe... see post
mustlovegreg
Make up forever foundation match - were they wrong?
I just purchased my first MUFE HD foundation today yay!  However, I'm a little worried its not the right shade now. I have dirty blond hair, green eyes, fair skin with rosey cheeks, my veins run blue, i look better in blue than i do in orange....I always thought i was classic cool.   Today, however, I was matched at MUFE HD 117 - for light skin w/ yellow understones.  My sephora has pretty good natural light and she only put on 2 thin layers, so it looked good in store.  I just put it on at home and feel its a bit too yellow, tho the overall shade is spot on (not to dark, not too light).  I didn't realize it was the color made for yellow undertones until I came here to check.     Is it possible to be cool AND have yellow undertones??   I'm going to try it out tomorrow w/ my full face to see if it changes, but im just curious on thoughts on the whole yellow and cool undertone possibilities! 
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Where are you applying your makeup? If you're doing it indoors with dim lights or really warm lights, it's possible that the artificial lights are altering what you see.... see post
akhorounjaia
What's a good highlighting concealer for me? (MUFE 117 & Nars Gobi)
I need a good concealer that I can use while I'm highlighting and contouring the face. For reference, I'm shade 117 in Makeup Forever HD Foundation and Gobi in Nars. I'm also have a yellow undertone to the skin.   High end and drug store would be appreciated
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I also use the same color foundations and the Vanilla color work very well as a "radiance enhancing" concealer in the triangle area under the eyes and forehead. I was a ... see post
spaghettio
Contouring
I've been using make-up for a long time but I am fairly new to using anything more complex than foundation, eyeshadow and eyeliner.  I have a fairly round face and don't have much in the way of cheekbones so I am really interested in learning how to contour my cheeks.  Does anyone have suggestions for good bronzers and highlighters to accomplish this?  Ideally a cream or liquid would be best as I have very dry skin.  
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spaghettio
spaghettio / FRESH FACE / replied
Thank you for all your tips! the video was really helpful. I tried it with some of the make-up I already have and it came out ok (fairly subtle) but I am definitely goin... see post