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Isaxlilly
Q. Does anyone else have this problem? Help!
Okay, so I'm the kind of girl that loves to load my lashes up with tons of coats of mascara till they are long, spidery, and pretty darn stiff. (I really need to start buying some falsies, haha!) So at the end of the day when I'm ready to take all of my makeup off I start dreading removing my eye makeup and tend to remove it last because of how difficult it is for me. I get all nervous and have this fear of my eyelashes falling out because of how stiff they are with all the dried on mascara. Also, the mascara never really comes off completely (help!) and sometimes my lashes even hurt a little after I remove the makeup. Plus it doesn't help that my eyes are super duper sensitive and get all red and burn when removing my eye makeup. I know, I know you guys probably will say stop putting on so much mascara and you're right. For awhile I've been cutting the amount of coats I put on my lashes but it's still a pain to remove the mascara at night. Is there anything I can do to make the process easier? Maybe a certain technique or product? (By the way, I have been using cold cream on my eyelids and then wetting a washcloth with hot water and putting it over my face for a few seconds to melt the eye makeup.) Any help will be greatly appreciated!     
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. I would stop putting on too many coats of mascara. Two coats is enough. Just buy false lashes from an asian beauty supply store (if you have one near you) they sell a pa... see post
tessie84
Q. Which Monthly Beauty Box Subscriptions Do One-Time Purchases?
I know that Glossybox let's you do a one-time purchase, and so does Wantable (although it looks like you can't see what's going to be in the box). What other companies do this? I want to be on top of this for the future in case any awesome boxes come out but I don't want to do a subscription. (I already am doing Sample Society, which I figure is enough.)
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gogreyhound
BEAUTY BOSS gogreyhound / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. It isn't monthly, but I love the New Beauty Test Tube! The regular one is 5 or 6 times a year, and teh QVC one is 4 times a year. it is 29.995 plus  S&H, and you get a g... see post
cheeky76
Q. Best Brushes
What makeup brand carries the best comprehensive line of brushes? I want to buy new brushes and am willing to spend because it is an investment. I read online that Chantecaille and Chanel have great brushes, but when I tested them in store I did not really like either. If I can, I would like to have all my brushes come from one brand so they match. If not, I'll mix and match the best of each line. The most important element for me is a good, big, soft, fluffy powder brush. Thanks for any advice!
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DiVWA
BEAUTY PRO DiVWA / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I mix and match from various brand lines. I prefer natural hair for powder applications and synthetic for other applications. I've also been burned in buying more expens... see post
laurenknows
Q. Has anyone ever won the $250 gift card from the survey?
Whenever I purchase something from a Sephora store, they always say to do the survey because you could win a gift card, and I've always wondered if anyone's actually won. So has anyone actually won?
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warriorwitch
HALL OF FAMER warriorwitch / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I try to do the survey every time, but it never lets me. I would love to be able to give props to my favorite SA. see post
Kunzya
Q. i need new make up brushes..
hello everyone... uh my names Kunzya and I am in need of despite help, my face make up brush was chewed up by my dog and I cant use it very well anymore because it doesn't lay even anymore. I also need all new brushes in general. but I have a huge downside to this... I am severely allergic to animals especially there hair and I need synthetic quality good kind I've tried cheap ones they break me out in hives. HELP!! also I need to know if there is a make up pad remover out there that's hypoallergenic because im using Neutrogena and its giving hives as well . please I am despite for help. as well as wondering if the kat von d tattoo concealer really works to cover up tattoos. knowing that would be a huge help
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. Real Techniques brushes are made with synthetic taklon bristles. It should be safe :) see post
jillybean96
Q. So fed up with products that don't work.. Help is needed :(
Hello, I'm in dire need of an excellent foundation/bb creme that actually works. I have combination skin with constant breakouts and acne scars/dark spots. I need something with coverage but does not cake up, also something very light.. I'm very pale and find most of the "light" shades to be to dark. I find the full coverage foundations work well at first, but then ball up and look cake and emphasize my dry patches.. Ugh. I use a primer too, benefits porefessional. I have probably spent $1000 trying different products hoping they will work. Also looking for a good setting powder. So ladies please help me out.. What products have the power of giving flawless skin... i know they're out there. I know it's hard to see what my skin looks like since I have no pictures .. But just imagine very light uneven skin with hormonal acne and dark acne scars along the cheeks. Maybe if any of you ladies have a holy grail face routine you could post a before after picture or describe in detail on how you apply your makeup. I am sick and fed up of products being too dark and not doing a very good job. Thank you! Anything helps.
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btmod2
btmod2 BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi jillybean96,   I recommend trying Clinique's Moisture Surge CC Cream. This CC Cream gives about light to medium coverage and it does come in fair shades. This CC ... see post
tessie84
Q. Swatches of Chanel Spring 2014 on Med/Dark Skin?
I'm drooling over Chanel Melodieuse lipstick and the Chamade cream blush. However, these colors are bold, and I'm not sure how they would do on my skin tone. I would love to see swatches of those (and any of the other items from this season's collection)!
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cyan8181
BEAUTY WHIZ cyan8181 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. I swatched the stuff I got from this line here.  It was on Feb 03, just in case the link doesn't take you right to it...     http://community.sephora.com/t5/Products/... see post
tenngal
Q. Benefit's She Laq Has Been Discontinued...I'm So Disappointed
I noticed that Sephora quit selling Benefit She Laq , so I went to Benefit Cosmetic's website and noticed that they had it listed as "out of stock".  I thought this strange so I called Benefit's Customer Service Line and the rep I spoke with confimed that She Laq has indeed been discontinued.  I am so disappointed!   She Laq was a great product and I can't believe it has been discontinued.  Is anyone else sorry to see this product go? tenngal
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thaniacast
SIGHTSEER thaniacast / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / answered
A. It will relaunched late 2014. I work for benefit we were just told this week. see post
brookie673
Q. Pronunciation :D
Just a quick question: How is " Stila " pronounced? I say: "St-eye-la , " as in eyeball. However, I've heard people say: " Steel-a," as in steel (metal). Random question, but I'm curious Thanks!!
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keelybt
keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Brookie673. It's Steel-a, like the metal ;) see post
mpas
Q. Share your favorite primers! I want a new one
I'd love to know what you gals (or maybe guys) use or suggest as a primer.  In addition to longevity I'm looking something with a smoothing effect for pores and baby wrinkles.  I am finishing up my Stila color correcting primer which did nothing for my slight redness but it def gave staying power.    I had been waiting for months for sephora to restock illamasqua hydra veil buttttt it seems like they won't be restocking it at all. And I don't want to pay the ridiculous taxes and shipping to have it sent from the UK.  I was looking at the Clarins or too faced.  Any suggestions??
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btmod2
btmod2 BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi mpas,    My favorite primers are from Laura Mercier! My absolute favorite primer from Laura Mercier is the Radiance Primer. It keeps my makeup on for hours, but s... see post
oceanhugger
Q. 25yo Tomboy Looking to Try Makeup for the First Time - How to be a girl 101
I'm 25, and being a tomboy, I never wore makeup unless it was for an event and always had it done on me. In fact, I hate spending time on my face and avoid everything except for washing with a facial cleanser a couple of times a day. Having graduated college recently, I've come to realize that I need to start caring about how I look. I have no idea what primers, concealers, blush, gloss, liners, and shadows are, where they go, in what order, or what different brushes, sponges and pads are for. I'm a tanned Filipina with a history of acne and related scarring on my face. I have an oily face and really want to avoid breakouts, which have happened when makeup was put on my face in the past. I spent the day on this site and figured that my first step should be a concealer... so I just ordered the Benefit Concealaholic kit... which I am now worried about because i have darker skin. Since everything on here kept on telling me to prep, I also ordered the Benefit Primers kit because i read that some primers make people break out and figured that id have to do trial and error for this. Did I order the right things?! Please help! I wish they had a class for asocial geeks who have to try to grow up and dress like women!
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makeupadvice
makeupadvice / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I LOVE Benefit Cosmetics products. They don't make your skin breakout at all, no matter what kind of skin you have. I would start off with a bit of mascara and some neut... see post
havenamanda
Q. PRIMERS
I have a pretty oily T zone. but the rest is combination. I was wondering what primers you all would suggest? I want my makeup to last longer and my oiliness to be controlled (:
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kalex
HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hourglass would be a great one for you -   If you decide to try Smashbox that was suggested I would recommend the Light version. see post
julia1126
Q. WATERPROOF MASCARA??
Okayy so I wanted to know what the best waterproof mascara is. I need one that will hold up all day through swimming, humidity, and sweat. I prefer one on the cheaper side (15-20 dollars), but if you have a really excellent one that is fine too.
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xoxcharlottexox
HALL OF FAMER xoxcharlottexox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Waterproof Mascara, $19 Curls, Lengthens, and Volumizes. Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara, $20 SO waterproof. Like, go-... see post
br00k3
Q. What makeup products would create a flawless base for my pale, combination, acne prone skin?
I have the hardest problem finding makeup products that work with my skin, I am looking to cover up my post acne red marks and create a flawless base. My skin type is quite combination, dry in areas but will also get oily throughout the day.  I am also very acne-prone so I try to avoid anything that may cause breakouts. What would you recommend?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. For starters, what products are you currently using for skin care and make up? What products have you tried before and what were your results?   Do you have any prefer... see post
arinicole
Q. What are the basic cosmetics a 14 year old needs for everyday?
Hi. I'm 14, I love experimenting with make up. What are the basic cosmetics I need for everyday? and What are MUST haves? (:
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pandapple6
HALL OF FAMER pandapple6 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Stick with neutrals: For a full face of makeup: -Light coverage foundation or tinted moisturizer -Setting powder -Mascara -Concealer -Brightening eyeshadow (champa... see post
EAM1
Q. Problems with Product Application
I am a high school engineering student and as my final senior project I am looking to solve a problem that many people have with makeup application. If you have a problem that a new product or innovation could solve, please comment! Any ideas are appreciated! 
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manniface
HALL OF FAMER manniface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. are you thinking chem E or mechanical? see post
EqBeauty
Q. Best Waterproof Makeup?
Hey girls and guys! I know it's January, but I planned a vacation a month ago and the excitement is eating me up! I'm going to the beach and I want to look nice, but not overdone. A natural, beach look! Please suggest any items to me that have worked well! I'm light skin tone (hopefully not after the trip, eek.) and I have rather dry skin with acne scarring that I want covered up! I also have green eyes and blonde hair (if that affects anything, I'm not sure.)   Please help a girl out! 
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nikki
HALL OF FAMER nikki / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I love Diorshow Waterproof mascara and Urban Decay's 24/7 pencils. Both have withstood crying, beach visits, ocean, waves, humdiity, etc.   Urban Decay has classic bla... see post
beautytester
Q. Eyelash Curler Comparison
The best eyelash curlers really depends on people's eye shape and preference. After terrible experience with a couple of the hyped/popular curlers, I decided to do a comparison between the ones Sephora carries: Shiseido, Lancome, Tarte, Sephora and Tweezerman. Hopefully it will be of help to you, too.   Tarte, 1 replacement pad+mascara : smaller and rounder than other 4 curlers and have the squishy-est pad. Parts a bit loose and the middle comes together first so if you don’t squeeze firmly, it looks like ><. Tarte (left) and Shiseido (right). You can see tarte is smaller and rounder.   Sephora, 2 replacement pad : Have the firmest pad of all 5 curlers. Comparable to Shiseido, both a tiny bit flatter than other curlers. When I use Shiseido and Sephora, the middle part press against my eyes first, when using Lancome, the whole side+middle press against my eyes at same time.   Shiseido, 1 replacement pad: Medium/normal firm pad, comes together evenly. It have a unique dip on the corners, unlike any other curlers. Due to vertical curve of the curler and dip, it actually irritates my eyes and it water every time I use the curler. =/ Shiseido (left) and Lancome (right). You can see the dip in Shiseido while Lancome and other curlers don't have the dip.   Lancome, 1 replacement pad : similar to Tweezerman, both very slightly rounder than Shiseido and Sephora, medium firm pad.     Tweezerman ProCurl curler, 3 replacement pad : very nice weight, feels durable. 3 replacement pad. Curls all my lashes at once. Couldn’t tell the difference between this and Lancome, except this have a nice weight and feels sturdy (none of the parts feel loose). It also says free sharpening and life time warranty (why would you sharpen your curler?)   All in all, if you've got smaller or rounder eyes, go for Tarte. If your eyes are deeper set, Shiseido curler's dip corner will help you get the corner lashes. If you like a firm pad (pro: no sharp kinks/angle. con: require more force to squeeze for a good curl), go for Sephora. Tweezerman feels nicer in my hand than Lancome, but honestly my eyes don't feel a difference when I was curling. I ended up getting the Tweezerman cuz it's got the most replacement pad, and Sephora one cuz it's sturdy and I tend to be heavy handed but don't want to crinkle/cut off my lashes.   Happy curler shopping!    
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Britlee303
BEAUTY MASTER Britlee303 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. Thanks for the comparison! I have and love the Tarte one (after hating a couple of other popular ones like Shu Uemura). For some reason my outer eyelashes are naturally ... see post
pbachani
Q. meteorites/finishing powder
just as a quick question, the new meteorites by Guerlain, do you use them after you finish your makeup? after your base powder? 
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btmod2
btmod2 BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. I think it depends on what kind of look you are trying to achieve with it. I would do my liquid foundation and then set everything with the meteorites powder to give my ... see post
em24blue
Q. Blush...
I am looking for a blush! My skin has a few freckles I have light skin. On my cheeks I have a little redness but if I put on a pink or reddish blush my skin looks sun burnt! Thank you! Nothing glittery please Paraben free products are appreciated I like the look of dewy fresh skin
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katie1724
HALL OF FAMER katie1724 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. If your complexion is already rosy, I highly recommend a nude or a peach blush, because it can neutralize the redness. Two of my favorite nude shades are Tarte Exposed a... see post
pkastevens
Q. what is store credit? and how do you use it? is it like a gift card for only sephora?
TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Instead of getting your money back, for a store return, you get a white card that can only be used in Sephora and not online. It's money (not physical bills and cents) t... see post
cspriverratz
Q. Need suggestions for Birthday Beauty Gifts!
My little cousin is turning 13 this month, and she has just started getting into make-up. Just some eyeliner and powder foundation, not too much. I thought it would be lovely if I took her to Sephora to pick out her own products, of course with a $60 limit (i'm a college student, not made of money!). The only problem is, I have NO idea what products to guide her towards! She wants me to teach her how to use eyeshadow, so I need suggestions on what brands to use. I'm thinking Sephora brand, since she is just learning. But as for any other product types, like lip gloss/mascara/etc., any suggestions would be extremely helpful! 
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leolion
HALL OF FAMER leolion / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I bought my 14 year old niece the Too Faced candy bar iphone 5 palette (at Ulta-about $28), and she loves it.  I also gave her some of the nail polishes out of my Ciate... see post
becca15
Q. Disney Princess Collection Question
Does anyone know if Sephora plans to release a Aurora or Belle Disney palette? I have already purchased my Ariel palette, which I am so happy they made, and I'm just dying to know what they plan to release in the future. Any info would be great; thanks!!!
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MikuNerd65
BEAUTY MASTER MikuNerd65 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. Disney officials say Beautifully Disney is intended for its guests at its theme parks and resorts and Disney.com, with no immediate plans to expand retail distribution b... see post
xxtangypooxx
Q. my sister hates makeup. HELP
so my sister hates makeup because she can't do it. But her eyelashes and eye shape are literally perfect. How do I help her understand how to apply makeup and get the concept of it?
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roxystar4
HALL OF FAMER roxystar4 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. my sister doesn't hate makeup, but she doesn't wear it a lot. Ive done her makeup a few times and she loves the results. I've encouraged her to stick with it and I've sh... see post
ahawaii
Q. wearing a black dress gold accessories
Should I do black and gold eyeshadow with gold or red lips? Or any suggestions
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missey1973
HALL OF FAMER missey1973 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Very pretty gingerblack. Your eyes look great. see post
taylormariex625
Q. Makeup Essentials
I'm 13, and i usually buy drug store makeup. I got some money for my birthday that i want to spend, and i want to go to sephora. I want a cream shadow, a lip color, and maybe a blush or bronzer. But i need them to be cheap. Thanks!
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Londonlover101
HALL OF FAMER Londonlover101 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. try the e.l.f line! it is very inexpensive (ranges form 1$-5$ for all products excluding giftsets they are a bit more) and it used by many makeup artists andis not teste... see post
LacyMae
Q. im going to a one direction concert in july and what makeup should i wear?
Help Guys
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ashee99
BEAUTY BUFF ashee99 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. I would say wear water-proof mascara for starters because you don't want it sweating off your face. Depending on your skin and personal preference for coverage on the fa... see post
maruchan
Q. SEPHORA vs. MAC
im really wondering what brand is best MAC or SEPHORA i just started using sephora and its ok so far but MAC just seems really sophisticated and so profesional
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CaitlinBrunson
BEAUTY GURU CaitlinBrunson / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
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gagaolala
Q. NARS blushes overrated?
Are NARS blushes overrated? Will the color 'Orgasm' show up on my skin tone which is medium/tan? Good for oily skin? Also someone told me that Elf's Candid Coral is a good alternative for NARS Orgasm because it cost less, anyone else agree or know anything about Elf's blushes?   Sorry I'm just a little hesitant to buy NARS. But thank you to anyone that replies(:
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katie1724
HALL OF FAMER katie1724 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. The short answer is: No, NARS blush is not overrated -- however, for you, Orgasm might not be the best blush in the line. Orgasm is a shimmery peachy pink; if you'd pref... see post
livie
Q. Starter Makeup
I am fairly new to makeup. What should I be wearing???
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NanelleLips
BEAUTY MAVEN NanelleLips / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Before you buy anything, research it! Look at reviews online at Sephora, watch videos on how to apply the products and what people think about it! Samples and travel siz... see post