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Q. Becca The One Perfecting Brush - Damaged?
I recently ordered the Becca The One Perfecting Brush. When I received it, some of the bristles were bent (I think it's from the flap of the box...it might have gotten wedged between the bristles in transit). Or is this the way the brush is supposed to look like? I haven't used it yet and am considering bringing into a store to exchange. Thoughts?  
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Am I the only one who thought this was a picture of a cat? I am not even joking. From the thumbnail, this did not look like a brush. I do not return things, but even I e... see post
Q. Morphe Brushes
Has anyone ordered from Morphe's website? If so, I wanna know how your experience went I recently ordered the Vegan brush set 3 days ago and I have not been given my tracking number. I know the orders take 2-7 days to process, but I just wanna know how long your orders took and how your overall experience was
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BEAUTY BOSS elenamarie11 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I've ordered from Morphe just once, and I got tracking two days later. It took about a week total to come in. I'm soooo pleased with all of my Morphe products!    -35E... see post
Q. putting makeup on guys
Has any girlfriends/wives made guys get makeup put on them by salesladies? Also is it common for salesladies to have guys sit in makeup chair and put them in makeup?
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Sissydragmakeup / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I am guy, who has gotten my makeup done for Halloween two of the last three years.  I love it, and have already booked another appointment for this Halloween.  It is so ... see post
Q. Makeup for a navy dress
I am going to my sisters weeding, the ceremony starts at 5pm in a garden. I am wearing a navy dress with silver accents, and I dont konw how to do my makeup. I have brown eyes and a medium to olive skin tone. Brunette.   Help!
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HALL OF FAMER knadala / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. You could choose to opt for a lighter version of this, I feel like a purpley-lavender look would pair nicely with Navy and still look formal enough for a wedding. see post
Q. eyeliner for wrinkly eyelid
I am only 25 but I have super wrinkly eyelids and have never been able to do a winged liner. My question is, is it possible to get a nice sleek cat eye/winged liner look when you have a lot of wrinkles? Anyone able to do it? If so, with what.  I have tried pencil liner, liquid liner, and gel liner and all of them look bumpy especially when I try to wing it out (but it even happens on my eyelid). I have been thinking about trying the Dior velvet eyes, but they do seem rather expensive. Thanks!
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BEAUTY GURU Yuumei / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. There are some great suggestions already, but I wanted to suggest trying the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner.. it has a pointed brush instead of a felt tip and I feel like that m... see post
Q. MAKE UP FOR EVER UltraHD Foundation
I wear NW15 in MAC and was wondering what my match would be in MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation. Thank You.        
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BEAUTY MASTER studz / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I think that 115 would be a good match for NW15. see post
Q. makeup recommadtions for 15 year old girl starting with makeup
School is starting soon and I really want to look different and feel much better bout myself and feel pretty like any girl so I wanted to jump into the makeup world I am looking for products that are natural enhance my face (since its school) and compliments  my skin tone                                                        INFO:   I am deeper complextion with netural undertones my color iq is 1r14  I am not a huge fan of eyeshadows if anything neutral colours my skin is pretty much clear( I don't have any acne) I do suffer with discolouration I get super shiny on my nose my inner eyelids and under my eyes and I hate it but my skin is dry if I don't use a heavy moisturizer I love lipstick but its hard to find the right one without the colour being bright I want my complexion to glow (not really dewy finish) I don't want have dark dull looking skin I love blushes or bronzers but struggle to find the right one or something natural   Please help me I really would appreciate it
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HALL OF FAMER kelloua / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I find that to really give my skin a nice glow I LOVE tinted moisturizers and Hourglass's pressed powders.  The latter are especially nice because they give your skin th... see post
Q. How often do you return items to Sephora?
I know Sephora offers a wonderful exchange/return policy... but I feel bad returning my items.  I feel like I return my items about 50% of the time because honestly, after the first use I can tell I already don't like it.  I don't want to get on their list (of bad customers) for returning too many items, I'm honestly not trying to rip them off. 
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SCENE QUEEN Gorritxa / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / answered
A. I agree that Sephora's return policy is great. I have to admit that I return items that are unused, not sure what happens to those items. I'd like to add that the neares... see post
Q. Dr. Brandt, "BB Matte with Signature Shinerase"
Hello, I've been using Dr.Brandt's "BB Matte with Signature Shinerase" in medium-dark, along with their "Pores No More" primer, and really liked the result. As of recently, Sephora isn't carrying the former online (I don't know if it's available in-store). Does anyone have any suggestions for a replacement? (Smashbox has already been suggested - other suggestions are greatly appreciated!). Thank you kindly, Shãna
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. The Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer gives a soft, powder-like finish to skin and good for oily/combination skin types. It also contains color correcting purple (to address ... see post
Q. Body makeup
Bikini season is here!! What is the best products out there for ingrowns and the rashy red bumps?.. In terms of preventiave measures as well as covering them when your in your bathing suit?    Thank you
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BEAUTY BUFF liorak / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. Witch Hazel is amazing for the red bumps you get after shaving. It is all natural and can be found at local natural/health food stores! I find using conditioner instead ... see post
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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BEAUTY PRO yllsen / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. That's actually very interesting. This weekend I had a makeover and my consultant gave me the tarte eyelash curler to use. I did find it worked ok but wasn't comfortabl... see post
Q. List your Beauty tricks and/or natural remedies
-concealer as an eyeshadow primer -spray perfume in your hairbrush to make your hair smell good -vaseline as a lip gloss -use a teabag, rip off a piece. put it over a broken nail, paint over with clear nailpolish and hardener. paint over with regular nailpolish color to repair a broken nail , rather than cutting off the entire piece   ahh i have more but i can't recall
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HALL OF FAMER HoneyBrownBunny / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. - For an ultimate matte finish skip primer, dust a translucent setting powder (Like MUFE HD) all over face. Apply cream or liquid foundation as usual and set.  - For su... see post
Q. How long do you keep makeup?
Hi all,   We've seen the lists of recommended expiry times of different types of makeup. They honestly seem way too soon unless you're wearing the same face every day. Given the fairly large makeup collections a lot of us own, do you think that advice doesn't really apply as products would get used (and exposed to air/bacteria) maybe once a week or so?    I currently have in my collection some lipsticks/liners, eyeshadows/liners and blushes that are 4-5 years old. I also tend to keep mascaras *much* longer than 3 months as I keep a few in use at a time for different looks...   How long do you personally keep things if they're still good, and have they ever caused any infections or other problems?   ------------   Thanks, I feel a bit more confident about my old makeup now haha. Will also try to ditch the mascaras sooner. Most of them basically last forever though. I kind of doubt anyone's actually finished one. They either dry out, go bad, or you worry about how long you've had it. They should just halve the amount of product and sell it cheaper.
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BEAUTY BUFF lyannastark / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. An obscenely long time :) see post
Q. Naked 2 or Naked 3
I've already decided the Naked 1 palettes colors are too dark for my daily wear. I don't know what will be better for me I like warmer tones but I want somewhat of a variety. I have blonde hair and green eyes
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HALL OF FAMER cspriverratz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Out of all three palettes, Naked 3 has the lightest shades, since they're rose gold. Naked 2 sounds like it would be pretty with your features, but it's shades are the s... see post
Q. Makeup Colouring
Hi, I am makeup obsessed but not makeup skilled. I have a really hard time deciding what colours would look good with my skin tone/hair/eye colour so I tend to just stick with nudes and neutrals. With Spring/Summer season on the horizon, I am looking to break out into some brights/something new. Somebody help me? Haha, I desperately need help trying to decide what products/colours would look good on me. Any suggestions would be SO appreciated! Thanks!   Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read)
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BEAUTY WHIZ AngelZ / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. I'd love to help you. What are you looking for? All over face as in foundation, eyes, cheeks, lips, etc? Or are you thinking just one specific thing?  see post
Q. Old Makeup meet New Makeup!
I love reorganizing my makeup after a nice haul!  Can't wait for my Sephora package to arrive today. In the meantime it's fun to take it all out and sort!!  Anyone else get a thrill from reorganizing their makeup?
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have to admit I love going through my makeup and sorting it.  It gives me a chance to wipe any fingerprints off it and integrate my new stuff in so it all fits nicely ... see post
Q. Brands that don't test on animals?
I'm very against animal testing. Does Sephora have any brands that either don't test on animals or are vegan? Does NYX Cosmetics test on animals? On there website they said some of their stuff was vegan, and they also had the cruelty-free bunny logo. However I heard that they were bought by some major animal testing company (L'oreal I think). Would that make NYX no longer a non-animal testing brand? I also heard that O.P.I. Nail Polish didn't test on animals. Just like with NYX I heard that O.P.I. was bought buy L'oreal. Does this make O.P.I. no longer a non-animal testing brand? Thank you!
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IT GIRL TheErica / IT GIRL IT GIRL / answered
A. I spent a lot of time researching, and this is probably an incomplete list. I'll start with brands sold at Sephora.   bareMinerals Bite Beauty Drunk Elephant First... see post
Q. Hey(: I'm a mascara addict! I only wear a little foundation and mascara. What is the BEST mascara ?
What is the BEST mascara? I want something that makes my lashes Thick. I also want some thing to make my lashes super long too. I don't mind using more than one mascara!  
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HALL OF FAMER pandapple6 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A.   Try using an eyelash comb to make them look more defined. Also use a primer and a lengthening mascara if you want longer lashes. Sephora: Clinique Lash Building Prim... see post
Q. Too Faced Summer Collection
Does anyone know if Sephora will carry Too Faceds summer 2015 collection? If so when? I know the product are available on their website. Thanks
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BEAUTY PRO BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. April is almost here and I cant wait to buy the Little Black Book of Bronzers. I wont even wait till the sale to buy it I need it in my life that badly. I just wish I ha... see post
Q. Makeover Essentials Cosmetics Makeup Line
I was at work today and a lady came in selling make up sets at reduced prices or she claims. The sales lady said that this product is sold at SEPHORA so I went to the store and asked an employee and was told that they have never heard of this make-up line. She said it was going to hit Macy's, Dillards, and Ulta next week. She was selling items priced at $39.99, the "eyes have it" shadow kit, priced at $25.99, and the "shimmer bronzer brush", priced at $29.99, for $20 dollars and so I bought one but now I am skeptical about it. They lead me to believe that it's a mineral based makeup like Bare Minerals. The colors are very pigmented. Has anyone else bought this stuff?
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Jenn612 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I got a personalized custom compact with 5 lip gloss, 5 eye shadows and 4 blushes( compact is a 2-in-1. A smaller compact with in the larger. You can put 3 colors in the... see post
Q. Best BB Creams?
HALL OF FAMER sister13 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I also cannot say enough good things about the Nars Tinted Moisturizer.  Great coverage, high SPF, gives a beautiful radiant finish. Love, love, love it.  Another great ... see post
Q. Paul and Joe Quality?
I was wondering if I could get feedback on the quality of Paul and Joe? The packaging is so adorable that I am tempted to order lipsticks and eyeshadows with multiple cases. However, are their products good quality or lean more toward cute novelty items? Thanks so much for any feedback :-)
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HALL OF FAMER Tamara76 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I recently made my first Paul and Joe purchase.  I ordered a lipstick, an eye shadow and an eye and face color - I don't recall the color names, offhand.   The lipstic... see post
Q. Nars Animal Testing?
I've heard that Nars does animal testing is this true?
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Here's a link to a post that discusses which companies do or do not test on animals. You can always check on PETA's website for the latest in animal testing.   Link:ht... see post
Q. MJ Lovemarc Lip Gel vs New Nude Sheer Lip Gel
Is there any difference between the two besides the color of the tube?  I currently have the Lovemarc in "Role Play" and was curious if the New Nude Sheer in "Role Play" is exactly the same or a more sheer version of the same color?  Thanks!!
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I think heartsmyface has a comparison swatch of these in the January haul thread see post
Q. What kind of makeup should a 12 year old wear?
My cousin was wondering what kind of makeup would be appropriate for a 12 year old? Are there any brands you would recommend?
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kitcatliz13 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. if shes twelve years old I would think that maybe she should start off with some drugstore brand mascara, covergirl is good, and then as she gets more comfortable with i... see post
Q. Should 12 year olds shave and wear makeup
Should 12 year olds shave and wear makeup
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BEAUTY GURU missrubybabii / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. I think a little mascara and lip gloss or eyeliner is ok but anything else probably not  see post
Q. Does anyone know where I can find the Urban Decay Smoked Palette?
Every store /website that I have checked is sold out.
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BEAUTY BUFF Jayelybean / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. It's available on the Sephora website right now.    http://www.sephora.com/smoked-eyeshadow-palette-P374828?skuId=1434869 see post
Q. Contour
 I want to get a countour palette but I need product suggestions. And also can someone explain how to contour? Im new to it lol.
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BEAUTY WHIZ IMAS / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. Hi! A good contour palette would be the Anastasia Contour palette. It comes with 6 shades (3 highlighting and 3 contour powders). Might be worth looking into. see post
Q. How clean are YOUR brushes?
How often do you beauties clean your makeup brushes? This includes spot cleaning and deep cleaning. And what products do you use?   For the past two months, I've really kept up with spot cleaning my brushes after EVERY use... at least with my face brushes and my angled eye liner brush that I use for gel liner. Eye shadow brushes get spot cleaned when I feel like I've mixed way too many random colors together. I spot clean using MAC's Brush Cleanser sprayed on a wash towel.   My goal was to deep clean once a week with baby shampoo... but I've been laggin' lately   Let me know what you do!
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BEAUTY GURU chewcifer / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. hi, katie723!   i am particularly lazy:( so what i do is keep the sephora brush wipes with my cosmetics so i won't forget to wash them! and it's a lot easier, and i do... see post
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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pamfr / RISING STAR / answered
A. This was the best product, I am not happy it's not available anymore! see post