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Q. Which color should I use to counteract dark patches?
Okay my face overall is pretty light/pale in color, but uh.. years of sun damage on my lower face has made my mouth area slightly darker. But my neck is pale so it looks super weird if I try to match the rest of my face to the color of my chin/mouth area. But if I wear a lighter foundation to match my neck and other areas on my face, the chin/mouth area looks really ashy and grey.    I thought maybe color correcting can help me, to wear them underneath my foundation. But I have no idea which color works for brightening a big area of dark patches? The color isn't blue/purple/yellow anything, although I guess it falls under the category of "sallowness", but I've tried lavender colors before and it just makes the area look even more ashy and unattractive. Any ideas? Would orange work? I thought orange was for the green/blue like, for undereyes and such.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Avalith,   If you want to correct sallowness, lavender and blue are your best bets. If you've tried lavender before and it didn't like it, I'd suggest looking in... see post
Q. Nails in the Sephora Play video - What is this color??
Pandasmom / FRESH FACE / answered
A. Really want to know what it is too.  I know it is not Smith & Cult The Bee Side. see post
Q. Natural Asian Wedding Make-up and Hair Artist Recommendations in the SGV Area
I am looking for recommendations for an Asian bridal make-up and hair artist in the San Gabriel Valley, CA area (especially in Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel) to do fresh, natural (not over-done) Asian makeup for my wedding day.   I am hoping to spend $300 or so (including wedding hair/make-up and trial hair/make-up) to find an artist who is professional and well-reviewed. I also need an artist who has a studio or salon at which to meet since I don't want to have my hair/make-up done at my house or at the venue.    Please message me if you've worked with an artist, and can highly recommend them. I'd prefer artists who work with a lot of Asian brides (some make-up artists struggle with Asian eye makeup), and who can do both hair and make-up.    I am attaching pictures of the type of natural Asian make-up look that I'm going for.    I 
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Q. Looking for illuminating loose powder
My go-to loose powder (Cover FX Illuminating Setting powder) isn't available in the US anymore.    What's a good substitute that is good for all-over daytime coverage with just a touch of glow—not shiny or glittery.    I'm fair-skinned and would need translucent, if possible, or very light shade.
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BEAUTY BOSS JillyBeanTX / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I am glad you asked this because my favorite product isn't available in US either! I am kind of horrified!  see post
Q. Makeup for a Green Dress
Hey Y'all,      My dress that I am wearing to my formal next month is emerald green and has a very low back? Does anyone have any suggestions on how I should do my hair and makeup for this dress? Thanks.        Melissa 
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @MelissaM96,    I love @NewMoonChild's suggestions! Just to add to it, I would would definitely s tick with a neutral lipstick and gloss. You might like the Bite ... see post
Q. Mascara
Hi I want to have the impression of long natural thick eyelashes. But not wear fake eyelashes. What macara is the best for what I'm looking for?
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KatieBT HOST / HOST HOST / answered
A. Hi @SkyTaylor- welcome to BeautyTalk!   I also try to make my lashes look as long and lush as possible without using falsies. My go-to mascara has been Stila's Huge ... see post
Q. I have monolids, what are some good eyeshadow looks without creating a fake crease?
I really want to get into working with eyeshadows, but I have monolids and can't find that many tutorials and tips. I really like colours and would love to incorporate colours into everyday looks. I was wondering what are some suggestions for applying colourful eyeshadow to monolids without creating a fake crease?  
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BEAUTY PRO IZ95 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. As a fellow Asian with limited lid space, I know the struggle! What I've learned is that we have to apply eyeshadow and colour way above the regular crease. Feel where y... see post
Q. Concealer Oxidizing
I have been using the taste shape tape concealer and it keeps oxidizing on me, I also use the makeup forever matte primer as well. Is there 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Lalazina!   Oxidation is a tricky process because there's really no way to pinpoint when it will happen and with what product ahead of time. If you're currently al... see post
Q. Naked 3 vs Sweet Peach vs Chocolate bar
I'm younger so I prefer natural eye looks that accentuate my blue/grey eyes without overpowering my fair/blond coloring. I have the naked basics pallete and am looking to make a larger pallete purchase. I'm not very into darker makeup or like a smokey or sultry look. Suggestions? 
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HALL OF FAMER StyleLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Out of those three I would go with the Sweet Peach Palette, you can create so many beautiful looks with it from natural to glam, daytime to evening and it is still one o... see post
Q. Best professional colorful eyeshadow palettes
Wha are the best color professional eyeshadow palettes?
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HALL OF FAMER txcatx / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Depends on what kind of colorful you're looking for, but Viseart has some beautiful and colorful professional palettes. Check out the Editorial Brights and Boheme colors... see post
Q. Has anyone heard when the Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo will be available? Thx!
HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @Titian06aw ok thanks! :) Sorry I did not see a date and probably because I saw them in Canada figured they just launched in both US and Canada... sometimes stuff just a... see post
Q. Adelaide Kane-inspired cool, rose blush
Hi all! I am a big fan of Adelaide Kane (an actress from Reign, Teen Wolf, etc.). Recently, she uploaded pictures to Instagram from a photoshoot she had done with photographer Jordan Harvey. I fell in love with the soft color used on her cheeks and was hoping that the Sephora community might be able to make a recommendation on a blush that would dupe the blush used on Adelaide for the shoot.    I did a little digging and found that the exact blush used for the shoot was Au Naturale Cosmetics Organic Creme Blusher in Rose (a soft burgundy shade). Any recommendations for this little obsession of mine?       tags: blush, adelaide kane, rose, burgundy, au naturale, reign, cool, cool tone
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HALL OF FAMER AshleyYVR / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @epeterson95 maybe NARS blush in Seduction or the Bite Beauty Multistick in Cerise?   NARS Seduction Bite Cerise   http://www.sephora.com/blush-P2855?skuId=... see post
Q. which colour eye shadow best suits green eyes?
i have green eyes and usually i just wear nude coloured eye shadows, but i kind of want to branch out a bit and get new eye shadow ! so i wanted to know opinions on what colour eye shadow compliments green eyes the most ! :')
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HALL OF FAMER maddieb25 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I totally agree with skate08, orange is such an unexpected color that looks really good on green eyes. I love burnt orange shades like the ones found in some of Kat Von ... see post
Q. stye and beauty blender?
I have a stye and am wondering if microwaving my beauty blender would get rid of the germs? I've microwaved before no problem but will it truly disinfect? I can't use antibacterial soap because it would just break me out when I use the beauty blender. 
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. It seems like it would work. If you do microwave a wet sponge for two minutes, it kills germs. Not sure how long you should do the Beauty Blender, but make sure it's pre... see post
Q. Buxom customized palette return
I recently picked 6 singles to customize my Buxom palette. Unfortunately 3 out of 6 are duds, not showing up whatsoever. Is it possible for me to return only those 3 or do I have to return the whole palette? Thanks a lot!
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BEAUTY BOSS breyannaxo / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. You don't have to exchange the whole palette! You can just return the 3 you don't like and pick another 3! see post
Q. Kat Von D Shade + Light Quad
I was thinking about getting the Rust quad for my blue eyes but I'm scared that the orange might be too bright and would be hard to wear every day. I already have the Too Faced Natural Matte palette... is it worth getting the Kat Von D quad?
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HALL OF FAMER snoflakefaerie / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I only have it in Plum (thanks Secret Santa!), but I really like it and feel like I can make it go subtle or bold depending on my heaviness of hand. I have the Mi Vida L... see post
Q. Should I buy it?
I have heard good things about Cliniques Take Off the Day Cleansing Balm... I really want to purchase it but I want to hear what you guys think of it first!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Get a sample at any Sephora or department store, they may have or will have a gwp too ;) see post
Q. Foundation Help
Hello ladies!      I am in desperate need of your help. I am on the hunt for a foundation (and/or concealer combo) that will not crease or break up on my face. Recently I've noticed that my old stand-by's tend to break up or crease heavily around my nose and eyes.       I've spent far more than I probably should have trying to find a combination of primers, foundations, powders etc to stop the issue. I've ensured that they're all match based (oil, water), tried some YouTube techniques, even bought new brushes because I thought my beauty blender wasn't hacking it anymore.      I'm fed up and swimming in a sea of foundations that don't seem to want to cooperate. Any ideas and suggestions would be great!     Thank You!
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BEAUTY MAVEN hilllllllllla / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Like @Eliza1214, I have also been on a foundation kick lately. Literally have been wearing a different one each day and setting/ baking the areas I tend to crease with L... see post
Q. flakey under eyes
My foundation/concealer has been flaking off under my eyes and leaving a spot without makeup which ruins my whole look, what can I do to stop this??
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @smarston17,   It sounds like your undereye area may be a little bit dry. If you like the concealer and foundation you're using, I'd recommend looking into an eye... see post
Q. Replacement for Dior Addict Lip Polish in Fresh Epert
A few years ago I bought my mother Dior Addict Lip Polish in Fresh Expert for Christmas and she loved it. She loved the color and the feel and everything about it. She asked me to get it again, but it appears to be discontinued. Is anyone familiar with this product and know of a good replacement product in a similar color? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. hi @MsCocoBananas  I could not find any dupes for this :( If you have, please post here so other people can find it too :D see post
Q. Does the 10 hr wear perfection foundation give me a natural look?
I am looking for a new foundation and I found the 10 hr wear perfection foundation.I was wondering if it would give me a natural airbrushed look.
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. hi @makeup090 what brand was this? see post
Q. Perfect Glow Makeup
How to get a perfect glow makeup? What products do you need? Please lists me some products for this makeup look ( not that expensive ). I would like to try a new makeup look, i want to look tan and have this good highlight/glow.
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. If you want to look tan and have a glow, a nice luminous bronzer would probably work for you!   Shimmery blushes overtop other blushes or highlight on the highest poin... see post
Q. Looking for foundations similar to Kat Von D's in L42 :)
Hey there! I currently am trying to find a new everyday foundation as my lovely KVD is quite heavy and my skin is starting to react to it, maybe because it's getting cold outside, I don't know.   I am pretty pale, like ghostly, more on the pink side. I'd really love to see swatches of Cover FX in N0 and in P10, MUFE HD and Water Blend in R210, and anything that could be like, REALLY pale and pinkier, next to KVD's foundation in L42 or MUFE Mat Velvet in #15. Actually, I'm not even sure if R210 is very pale, I only tried Y205 a whole day and I didn't feel like my usual self because it is yellow.   I really need a light coverage. I also still have my white mixer if I can't get my hand on something perfect, tho I'd prefer not having to use a lot. Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, @Kellycious!  The Color IQ for KVD in L42 is 1R02.  The foundations that have a color with the same Color IQ can be found at the link below.  Click on the foundation... see post
Q. EYELINER colorrne
suggestions on eyeliner color for very blue eyes & blond hair? My go to shadow color is all the glimmers by MAC which is a beige golden pearl/shimmer.  
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. hi @tleezimm sorry you haven't gotten an answer yet!   You may want to repost this in the MAC thread, someone there will be able to answer :D   http://community.seph... see post
Q. Foundation for mom
So I want to buy a foundation as a gift for my mom who is in her late 50s. I know she used CHANEL #22 before but she wants to try something new. Her skin type is oily. Any suggestions? Because there's no CHANEL makeup here I don't know how to find foundations with similar color.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Start with Color IQ it's a findation finder, can enter what's previously used. Sephora.com/coloriq   The websites temptalia and findation both have similar to color iq... see post
Q. need MAJOR help with concealer/powder!!! -__-'
Hi everyone! I usually just browse, but have never had many questions, until now, lol I have the urban decay primer potion in original hourglass veil mineral primer nars radiant creamy concealer and laura mercier translucent setting powder and the urban decay setting spray also as a reference i have attached a pic of my eye without anything and with. i have some very fine lines nothing too crazy, but lots of purple ( runs in family )  i am 30.   I have googled like crazy, browsed youtube, and no matter what I try, I CAN'T find a solution to this problem anywhere. I don't understand why, but no matter what this concealer cakes up on me HARDCORE. is it just not right for me??? is it the powder? i don't know what the issue is...sigh. I will be going to sephora this weekend to try to buy the right concealer but would like your opinions and advice. i don't want to keep having to go and exchanging all the time and the closest sephora to me is not that close lol so yeah, as soon as I put concealer and setting powder on, within a few minutes, the concealer breaks apart no matter/cracks/sets into fine lines.horribly. my other makeup is fine. as a reference if it helps in you helping me, my HG foundation that i love and my skin seems to love is the MUFE Ultra HD. i wear shade y225. i moisturize and prime, yada yada yada.  i don't think i am doing anything wrong.  The only thing I have read online that possibly makes sense is people with drier skin seem to not do well with the Nars concealer. my skin isn't particularly dry but it's definitely on the drier then oilier side. so maybe that is why...i really don't know. ugh i rambled on a lot, your turn now!
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @volkvin   You do not have any lines really.  Here is my suggestion, take it with a grain of salt.  This is what I do.   1. Hydrate under your eyes with an eye cream... see post
Q. Help!
Tartelette In Bloom, Naked, or Naked 2 eye palette? I have brown/hazel eyes, medium skin, and dark hair. I love all of them, but I am stuck and can't pick one. Please help me decide haha!
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BEAUTY BOSS toxie / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. Tough choice. They r both equally amazing.  I have the naked 1 palette and I love it.  And my friend has the tartelette in bloom and she swears by it.  U can't go wro... see post
Q. urban decay
Few days ago, I bought naked vault set But it's not the same thing I've thought about! It was in one box ... lol SO I want to get a refund but the product has been disappeared on website I don't know how to do this!! Is there anyone lives in NYC and wants to buy this naked pallets to me???
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HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @yebinnie You can return a product to a store, or by mail, even if the product is no longer listed on Sephora's website. The important thing is that you have your receip... see post
Q. Nose Countour
Hi! I have a bump in the middle of my nose due to my bone structure. How can I contour my nose to make the bump less noticeable/ my nose a little flatter?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi @Liv10021 I found a youtube video on how to contour, hopefully this helps!     Also I recently found out about a type of dermafiller that will smooth out the l... see post
Q. Whats your ideal product?
If you had to wear a nude brown or nude pink shade or coral pink for lipstick / matte lipstick what brand would it be?  (staying power does not really matter) 
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC shanspirational / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / answered
A. This isn't really a lipstick, but one of my favourite lip products is the Fresh sugar lip treatment. I have the petal one and it gives a pink tint to it while still look... see post