Products
heathery123
Foundation - Tarte Vs. Others
I love the matte look, something very long lasting and full coverage.   I live in DC, extreme weather, humidity and cold. I've heard the Tarte Amazonion 12 hour coverage is a must try. Is this worth all the hype? I've tried Urban Decay, both MAFU brands, as well as MAC and even drugstore Rimmel. How does Tarte compare? Any thoughts, ladies? <3
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heathery123
BEAUTY MAVEN heathery123 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Awesome, so good to know, thank you! see post
ltlchef
Self Tanning Cream for the Face - Moisturize first or Self Tan first?
Hi,   I like self-tanning my face, but should I moisturize my face first, then put on the self-tanning cream, or put the tanning cream on first, and then moisturize my face? or does it not matter?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Itlchef!   Check out my response to your question below in the Ask the Experts area: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/Self-Tanning-the-Face-Moistur... see post
H216
Cleansing Water for Dummies
I posted a thread about removing my makeup/washing face with dry skin a while back. A lot of folks recommended cleansing water. Also, many threads recommend cleansing water, especially Koh Gen Doh.   So I finally placed an order for cleansing water (Claudalie since I love everything I try by them) and got it. I've used it a couple of times and do like how refreshing it feels but I have no clue if I'm using it the right way!   Currently, I come home and use a cotton round with the cleansing water and proceed to wipe my face with it. I don't use it for eye makeup if I wore eye makeup I use a separate eye makeup remover first (with a cotton ball) and then proceed with Claudalie Cleansing Water.   Am I supposed to rinse my face with regular water afterwards or is the wipeout by itself just fine? I will tell you that I've tried both and the time I rinsed with water afterwards, my face was so dry. The time I didn't, my face had a nice dewy glow. But I don't want to leave it on if it's not meant to be left on. HELP!!!
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H216
BEAUTY GURU H216 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Most BTers do recommend KGD but I chose claudalie due to it brung paraben free. I will still use eye makeup remover if I wore any eye makeup and still follow my night sk... see post
msperfect
Quality items $10 or under
Any makeup, skincare, body, nail, or hair items that work well for $10 or less? I know there is a page for $15 and under but I know there are some items not on there such as some concealer items. Anyone know of such products with great quality that are $10 or less?
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annypoo
HALL OF FAMER annypoo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I personally like the sephora eyeliner and the formula x nail polishes   http://www.sephora.com/waterproof-contour-eye-pencil-P377784?skuId=1473743   http://www.seph... see post
HookedOnBeauty2
Have you heard of or shopped at The Cosmetics Company?
I've shopped at the outlets hundreds of times but never stopped into this store. Tonight I decided to browse around and had no idea they carried brands like Mac, Smashbox, Originis, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Clinique. The prices were pretty good. I noticed the Smashbox hydrating primer I normally pay $42 was only $24.   Has anyone shopped there? I'm curious if these are old expired products.
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SydBristow
HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hmmmm...a while ago I went to one.  I don't think the discounts can match most of the ones that come up with the specials you can get online and it's older products anyw... see post
msperfect
wipes, cleanser or liquid with cotton ball
Hello beauties! I hope everyone's summer has been AMAZING so far. Lately I've been seeing a lot of cleansers that remove makeup, and was wondering do these work well, even for removing eye makeup?
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oil based removers are best in removing waterproof eye makeup for myself. I tend to use Koh Gen Doh for my face makeup and a oil based remover for my eyes and lips.  see post
skk150
Sephora and LORAC
So as we all know, Sephora has not carried LORAC products for quite some time now. Does anyone know why this happened, and why they have not been brought back at any point? It's not as if LORAC dropped off of the face of the earth, either...they are still a fairly prominent cosmetics brand...it just baffles me why Sephora doesn't carry LORAC products. Can anyone answer my questions on this? Thanks!
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Nordstrom also carries NYX, so I don't know what's wrong with having LORAC at Sephora.  see post
annypoo
Anastasia contour kit gone?
Has anyone noticed that the Anastasia contour kit is not listed on the Sephora website anymore? At least I can't find it when I search for it. Just curious. 
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
it was LE? I had no idea! Glad I got mine. I have a friend who wants it but was waiting till the fall. I guess she better get it.  see post
ChicDabbler
Not cool, Sephora, where are the sheet masks?!?!
ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?! How DARE you discontinue my favorite sheet mask again?!? First it was When Snow Angel, and now all 6 regular Karuna masks are gone from the website.     I don't understand. I just don't understand who is making these decisions. The Karuna mask wasn't even on the website for more than a couple months and it's gone. It's not even LE, and what's the point of writing a review on Sephora if the product is going to be gone in a couple months?!?! I know I'm losing interest in BT/Sephora, but I'm SO breaking up with you! Grrr!   *rage eating oreo ice cream + peanut butter*   ps. Don't bother recommending an alternative. I tried the Sephora , SK-II, Wei, Shiseido and others. No. I'm gonna go get me some Karuna from Beauty dot com now.
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lovelykatya
BEAUTY GURU lovelykatya / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I totally understand what you mean .. I soo hate it too when fave products disappear and then never come back. Sometimes I wish Sephora will send out an email about item... see post
IRISHQUEEN
Has anyone ever heard of or tried : Bioelements (Stress Solution) ?
Hello Everyone! I was just wondering if anyone has ever heard of this brand , specifically the  Bioelements Stress Solution?  Just wondering b/c I have never heard of it. I bought a serum type lotion from FAB (FAB Anti-Redness) a/b a month + or so (haven't tried it), & have since read some new reviews and so on  that make me think it's not gonna work out. So, I'm looking for a replacement here (maybe the 3 Little Wonders Set or the PTR Set, idk which would be best) & this just caught my eye while checking my E-mails.  Any thoughts or experience w/ Bioelements? Thanks in advance!
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Mahin119
Will my GlamGlow dry up?
Hi everyone! I've been dying to try the GlamGlow supermud clearing treatment for the longest time and yesterday I found it at Marshall's. It was a set with a full sized supermud and a .5oz youthmud for $40, which I was psyched about!    I wanted to finish the mask I'm currently using so I was thinking of waiting a month or two before opening either of the GlamGlow masks, so my question is: if I don't open the seal on the jar, will my masks dry up if I hold off on using them for a little while? 
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Mahin119
IT GIRL Mahin119 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
That's what I thought/was hoping to hear. Thanks!  see post
NerryBean
hi everyone! ! any suggestions for reducing or eliminating stretch marks?
heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
There's not much you can do besides laser treatments.  If you need to lighten them there are lots of creams for that.  Strivectin has a great one.   After a couple years... see post
msperfect
Dr. Jart Blackhead master patch
Does this work well for anyone? I know it's new and there aren't any reviews.......but I am interested in this and was wondering if anyone has purchased this and has a thought about this product.
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Shannon860
What shade would I be in Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation? I am a Mac NW20!
What shade would I be in Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation? I am a Mac NW20 and am currently using Estée Lauder Stay In Place Double Wear Foundation in shade Fresco 2C3 (which is a touch too dark), I have pink undertones and blonde hair green eyes. I am trying to figure out my new shade after stopping spray tanning, which I have been fake baking for 8 years. The ELDW shade is what I was using when my tan had faded, just before having to do another application, so my skin tone is a touch lighter than the shade listed (Fresco 2C3). I went on Laura Mercier web site and scrolled through the shade recommendations trying to find recs for NW20 and found four different shades recommended by LM Reps and customers, they were: Cream Ivory, Rose Ivory, Beige Ivory and Sand Beige. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful! Also,  anyone have any skin issues after using Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer? I think it might be breaking me out?
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Shannon860
BEAUTY MAVEN Shannon860 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you sooooooo much! You're a great help! :):) see post
fatimamummy
CLARISONIC REPLACEMENT BRUSH HEADS
Has any one bought clarisonic replacement brush heads from amazon? There are a few seller on amazon who are offering Clarisonic Deep Pore Cleansing Replacement Brush Heads Twin Pack for around $25, while this pack is $49 at sephora , a big difference in price make me wonder what is the reason and I'm hesitant to order that cheaper pack from amazon.Has someone bought these brush heads on this low price what if your opinion?
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fatimamummy
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ok I get a short reply from seller saying "Thanks, they are all compatible" They said compatible not authentic,So definitely a NO for them.I prefer to spend more to get... see post
MoreGun89
Check Your Bottles
just came across this post on Reddit in /r/tifu, original post by viva-c   "So one of my favorite makeup products is this makeup setting spray As you can see, the bottle is opaque. I use the product every day after I put on my makeup. I recently started running low and it wasn't spraying as good, so I took off the cap to look inside the bottle and see how much I had left. THERE WAS A SH*T TON OF MOLD GROWING INSIDE THE BOTTLE. I have been spraying mold on my face for an unknown amount of time but probably weeks. Your life can always be grosser than it currently is. If you didn't spray mold on your face today, be grateful."   edited for outside link and profanity.  May want to regularly check the inside of opaque bottles, especially this one if it wasn't end user error and was a batch issue.  YUCK!
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laura819
BEAUTY PRO laura819 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I was just going to post about this! After inspecting my other bottle, I threw it in my "empties" drawer. And then I went and bought a new bottle. I opened it, and, the ... see post
IRISHQUEEN
Post Laser & Want To Heal Up & Keep Results SO NEED ADVICE ON SERUM!
OK, I had the Laser thing'e done to remove/zap where those cpl of red splotchy places on my cheeks were that made/ left those capillary's that were (I thought broken, but not the case) just more visible due to sun damage, aging, & hormone change . SO, now I need to make sure ("when I can put it on my face", I'm sure by the time it arrives to my home from shipping it will be fine) that during the healing process (when the thin, tiny scab's fall off / start to fall off) I am using the correct prod's to help heal up & diminish any sign's of pinkness ( from where the laser was/ scab was ), prevent any marking or minor scarring from the procedure & from future damage (free rad's, sun, etc.)     * (I did buy the FAB serum (haven'y used it yet, I had too many things to try out 1 by 1, & now not so sure if I need to try & or keep it for waaay post healing skin care regimen). Can y'all help me please & I need to make a choice (been reading for hr.'s) asap b/c I have a bad headache & need to carry on w/ the day! lol    SO here it is:   - SO, I see that there is a 100 point perk for a Bliss cream w/ Vitamin C & E in it. I thought a/b trying it but I am not 100% sure that it's ok for my skin which is dry & can be sensitive . SO, what do y'all think?  - Ole Henriksen has a mini of the 3 Little Wonders kit ( & a mini of the Sheer Transformation separate ). Do y'all think that would be as good, better, &/  for my skin type? *   And if I was gonna buy 1 of them full sized ( preferably a serum or serum/oil) to go under my REN Global moisturizer, which 1 would it be? * I like Ren b/c it works w/ my dry & sensitive skin . If need be I can stop it for while & use the # Little Wonders as I believe the Sheer Transformation is a moisturizer also Right? I have already got 1 BA's advice & opinion on the Ole. H. & Bliss but I would LOVE to hear what y'all think & which 1 to get & how (set, single, large,none of the above/ something different) ! Thanks ahead of time! Also if you have SPF Recommendations ( other than La-Roche Posay or Skin Ceuticals b/c they seem hard to find & are expensive, even though the latter is having a sell today...read it on Total Beauty) b/c I have a 100 point perk of Clarins SPF ( is that mineral, anyone know ) & think I am gonna give Josie M.'s SPF Oil another chance since I have it . But would def. like to hear & have something to either make me feel better a/b the SPF's I have or a better 1 for my dry & sensitive skin. I would like something suitable/ perfecto for my skin & also very comfortable to slap on by itself (over moisturizer of course) & under a cc/bb , powder, powder w/ spf,or the BareMinerals Serum Foundation. Thanks.
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inmm
BEAUTY BOSS inmm / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
First Aid Beauty has an AMAZING product called Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask. It immediately calms down any skin irritation I have. Colloidal Oatmeal as an anti-irri... see post
HookedOnBeauty2
Sephora Favorite Give Me Some Lip is available!!!!!
I ordered mine!!!! I assume this isn't new because I see reviews from earlier in the year. Does anyone have this?
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HookedOnBeauty2
BEAUTY GURU HookedOnBeauty2 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
In cases like this, stalking is a positive experience and working in my favor :) see post
DragonTea
Mystery Bronzer!
I am trying to figure out this bronzer secret from my friend's wedding make up artist. I'm not quite sure how to describe it but she had this amazing bronze look on her face that I would describe as a luminous baked look. She would not tell me what she used! Frustrating.    I've used Stila's bronzer, Naked's bronzer and Lancome's brush wand.  The closest I've come is to the lancome brush and then sealing it with Urban decay's all nighter spray.    This sort of gets the idea across but it was more...crackly or baked? Reminded me of the dried desert texture but it probably means there was too much on her.
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MK89
HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Her Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Bronze 03 is also amazing! Depending on your skintone you may want to go a bit lighter than that however see post
HookedOnBeauty2
A thought about "items on sale"
So if you are like me, I stalk the sale section everyday (ok actually multiple times a day) looking for new items added to this section.   Yesterday I went into a SIJCP and noticed they have products on sale. Most were products from Sephora Collection but were drastically reduced. For example single eyeshadow and liquid eyeliners were $2.99 and online the lowest I saw were $5.00. (Regularly $13)   So I thought ran thought my mind, wouldn't it be nice If Sephora had "weekly specials" like most other retail stores. I don't mean the drastically low prices we see in the sale section for discontinued items or what not but maybe something like save $5, $10 or $15 off items from UD, LM, TF, Tarte etc depending on the price. (Something like $5 off a $30 lippie or like $20 off a more expensive item like Clarisonic)   Anyone else feel the same?
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think Sephora is trying to maintain a more upscale shopping image, whereas Ulta has great sales weekly, but their image is more on the drugstore to midrange. Whereas S... see post
sovrin
Looking for the brown color in Sultry: SEPHORA COLLECTION MicroSmooth Baked Sculpting Contour Trio
I absolutely love the brown color in this pallet for contouring(sultry)  The only problem is that I used it up so quickly(just the one color).....does anyone know what product I can buy that would be just the brown color similar to the one in this pallet?  I've searched quite a bit but just am not sure what to buy!   I am using the Sultry pallet http://www.sephora.com/microsmooth-baked-sculpting -contour-trio-P378685?skuId=1483619&icid2=Contouri ...
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ilib93
Hi girls do you know where to buy covergirl cosmetics(websites) in europe?
except from amazon and ebay, Thank youu!!!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There isn't an easily way to obtain. However, Max Factor is pretty close to, if not the same formulas, as Covergirl, they are owned by the same big company Protector & G... see post
Natural32
Gift sets for a birthday
Hey all, Its a friends birthday next week an i need a present pronto. Its her 15th birthday and she loves makeup so i thought i would buy her a gift set from benefit or something. I'm having trouble finding one that's good under $25(i don't mean to sound cheap but i am actually on a tight budget). She loves all sorts of makeup but im trying to avoid mascara because she hates wearing it but she wears lots of eyeliner. Any suggestions?
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What about eyeliner sets? It will be something she will like since she wears a lot of eyeliner.   http://www.sephora.com/most-wanted-vol-2-eye-liner-duo-P386417?skuId=... see post
SharNuNuBoo
New Mommie Eyes
So, i have a newborn & needless to say im not getting very much sleep now a days. I would like to know what is the most cost effective eye product i could use to get rid of my "tired eyes"
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AlwaysGlamorous
HALL OF FAMER AlwaysGlamorous / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second Kalex in selecting a depuffing eye roll on. Keep it in the fridge and it will feel just delicious underneath your eyes! Congratulations!! see post
littlelionsam
Opinions and usage ideas for the Sephora Favorites Summerstash 2014?
Hello all,   I just got the Sephora Favorites Summerstash, and so far I am loving it! I haven't used all of it, but one of my favs is the Stila Magnificent Metals Eyeshadow in Kitten. I used it with a UD primer and a neutral light shadow, and it turned out beautiful. And, there was hardly any flaking. Others I like is the OC Cosmetics stain tube and the Josie Maran Cheek Gelee, but I used it on my lips.    I am am excited to try the Nars Bronzer in Laguna, but hesitant at the same time because of my pale skin tone. Any tips?   I'm curious to hear other ideas and opinions on this collection. Thanks! 
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heartsmyface
BEAUTY MASTER heartsmyface / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I also have very light skin.  You have to get good at using a light hand with your application.  If  you put it on sheer it should work beautifully on you.   I'm in liv... see post
MareBear15
Best serums with retinol?
I've really been wanting a serum with retinol and have narrowed it down to two serums: the Peter Thomas Roth Retinol Fusion PM and the Ole Henriksen Pure C Youth Activating Oil. Which do you prefer? Let me know if you have any other recommendations but I am fairl certain I want one of the two I listed. 
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kelly101
BEAUTY MAVEN kelly101 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I use both PTR AM and PM. I love them both.  The PM is a silky oil that is quickly absorbed into the skin.  The AM has retinol plus a sunscreen.  Ive been using both eve... see post
beauty4ashes
Please Suggest Moisturizer with Hint of SHEEN/SHIMMER? Shoulders/Arms/Legs
Please suggest for a moisturizer (or specific products to mix/add into moisturizer) that has a SHEEN? I only want hint of shimmer that reflects light only in the evening. I don't want to look *Greasy-Oily-Glittery* like I've seen.   I've never tried this 'look' myself because I'm not tan. I have light skin with pale yellow undertones. Or, is this *Glow/Sheen* only for tan & deeper skin tones? Maybe this wouldn't look good on me? I only notice this in the summer when everyone seems to either have a real/topical/spray on tans. I'm a *Matte* ghost compared to everyone else with *Glowing* Tans/Deep Skin tones.   P.S. I don't use/own bronzers.   
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hopefully it won't, it seems to adapt to one's coloring. Google the name and look at the images, that will give an idea of it's before and after color see post
HookedOnBeauty2
Nude serum sample....not really
Has anyone else noticed the Nude serum sample is actually Nude treatment oil? Is it just happening to me? I checked my last 4 or 5 orders and all were wrong.   I'll use them but I was just curious if the wrong sample was advertised or did they just run out and never changed it.
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HookedOnBeauty2
BEAUTY GURU HookedOnBeauty2 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I called the Rouge line and was told it depends on the warehouse supply. Some may have it and others will be OOS and will substitute. When every warehouse is OOS then th... see post
sangova
What would you wish for your birthday?
Hi there ! So, my birthday is coming up in a couple of months, and my friends started asking me what I'd like to receive. Few of my friends always ask me for a "wish list", so they can pick something from it. But let's play this game together I think it would be fun and helpful at the same time   What's on your wishlist for your birthday? Or what would you like to get from your friend/s?  Let's make it not limitted to Sephora. Pictures are welcome
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lovelykatya
BEAUTY GURU lovelykatya / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Oh gosh.. My birthday is not for another 6 months and here I am thanks to you already thinking of what I would like!!! lol Some of the things that are on my wish list a... see post
IRISHQUEEN
Love NUDE Mask/ Need advice w/ Accumulation of NUDE Prod's I want to try/incorporate in my regimen!
Hi! SO, I already use & love the NUDE sleeping facial ! I have received this Advanced Renewal Serum as a 100 point perk and would love to incorporate this into my regimen (whether at night or day). I have fair to med. skin w/ neutral undertones that is dry and can be sensitive (plus a tiny bit of redness on my cheek area that has almost went away, due to an allergic reaction to a medication & some change in hormones). So, as I was saying before I own the Nude sleeping facial & I am in LOVE w/ it & I received this serum as a point perk . I also have accumulated a/b 3/4 of the Eye Complex sample pod's & 2/3 of the Treatment Oil sample pod's. EXCITED (when I know the proper way to use them (& if it is advisable)! So, basically I was wondering if the Advanced Renewal Serum (my 100 point perk) would be a good thing for me (my skin) to use & if so where would you suggest I incorporate it in my regimen? Maybe at night under my Nude Sleeping Facial OR during the day under my REN-Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream (I have a sample of their serum a/b the size of a 100 point perk but haven't tried it yet, I have to ask questions before I will put it/anything on my face due to some redness & sensitivity)? Also, what a/b the NUDE Eye Complex ( Day or night, etc.) ? I want to get the most out of it!    I use Ole. H. Vit. C w/ SPF Eye Cream (apply 1st) & Clinique All A/B Eye's (apply 2nd) but sometimes substitute the Clinique for Origins GinZing when I need a "boost" from dark BLAH looking eye's. At night I may use the Clinique Repair Laser Wear Eye Cream w/ my mask (but I am a/b out) or just use the mask alone (b/c I go pretty far up w/ the sleeping mask & it's great). So I would like to know where (if at all) to incorporate this?! Then I have the Treatment Oil samples (a/b 2/3) and was wondering where (if at all) to incorporate/ try this out for optimum performance. I know I asked a/b 2 other NUDE prod's as well as the Advanced Renewal Serum & I apologize but I figured I would try to knock out all 3 prod's at the same time (& y'all would probably know a/b 1 or the other, if not all 3)! Thank you in advance for any and all tips, advice, & knowledge on all this/ these prod's & my skin!
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ChicDabbler
HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@.@ I like reading short paragraphs so I hope I'm getting this right. Basically, it sounds like you've got a ton of products but don't know in what order to use them. Af... see post