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MAC Cork - Sephora Dupe?
Hello beautiful ladies! I hope one of you is able to help me out with this question.   So I know nothing about lip liners other than those from MAC. Now that I have run out of my beloved MAC Cork, I thought this was a good time to test other lip liner formulas. Can any of you tell me of a solid dupe for Cork? I'm super interested in seeing what other brands have to offer. Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No worries about the Acne section thing :P, it's still on the front page for folks to see.   I adore the formulas on the Smashbox liners, their Nude Medium is a good s... see post
Tom ford green eye shadow?
So Ive found myself going down the rabbit hole that is Tom Ford beauty. I picked up the Seductive Rose quad yesterday. I really like the formula, particularly of the celestials. Is there a green eyeshadow in existence? I've been wondering if it is worth tracking down the Emerald Lust quad, but unsure of the formula of the 4 colors and if any celestials are included?   Are their any options other than the Sahara Haze quad? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Haha.  Thanks. see post
Makeup Forever Metal Palette busted within 30 mins of use.
Do you see the huge dents in it on the bottom left hand corner?  I stacked them on top of each other and that's what happened.  I thought I'd give everyone a heads up because I know a lot of us have been waiting on pins and needles for this palette.  Not worth it!  It's the same thickness as the MAC pro palettes.  I'm just going to get another one of those.  These are going to get returned on Monday.  Total garbage!   Edit: I can't believe I made the n00b mistake and put it in the acne board.  Sorry!
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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm not sure if it's a known thing, but I assumed when I got my first one that it was meant to be kept in there with the depotted shadows so they wouldn't move around/ge... see post
Skin care!
Hello! So I want to start off by talking about my struggle with skin care. I originally was using the intense hydrating toner, night, and day moisturizer from the body shop which was great and gave my skin a ton of moisture. However I felt like the product contained lots of ingredients that I didn't want on my skin and felt like it was leaving sort of a film! So multiple times I have gone into sephora looking for a new skin care routine and ending up buying the products that they recommend (are pushing for that week) only to find I have wasted money and my makeup looks cakey and gross because my skin is still dry! The last recommendation was the lotus moisturizer but I have noticed it is very drying and my makeup ended up looking worse with this product! I almost feel like there are tons of products in the market that don't do what they say and sifting through them costs a lot of money and time!!  Does anyonr know of any skin care lines that have been recommended by a dermatologist or that you can recommend helps with dry skin and has more natural ingredients? I have heard of Sanistas recently but am hesitant to try it since it's not very well known!    Thank you!!!   
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I haven't tried Laneige but have heard excellent things about it.  It is an Amore Pacific brand and Target carries it (it's on the higher end for Target). No reason you... see post
crepey neck - best skin treatment
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Gardiner!   What facial care products are you currently using? Do you have any sort of anti-aging, firming, or repairative serum or moisturizer currently in your re... see post
Blackheads
does anyone have recommendations on skincare products for blackheads? I have them mostly on my cheek and it Is really unbearable, I've tried using lush's mask and although my face feels fresh after, no difference in the blackheads 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Blackheads can be treated with the aid of a product infused with salicylic acid. SA helps to regulate oil and dissolve sebum which is what is trapped within the pore and... see post
How to break up with Proactiv+
Last year I was getting sick of my acne so I bought a Clarisonic mia 2 with my christmas money and some Fresh Soy Face cleanser after hearing such great things about it. Needless to say my face purged. Then it didn't stop purging. My acne was out of control! I have always had bumps but like at it's worst 2-3 at a time on my face. With the Clarisonic it was like 10 nasty gooey pimples on my face all the time. I then tried switching to Philosphy's purity and still no help. Then I tried the acne brush head with the acne face wash and still it was no help. By this point I had stopped using it twice a day and only using it once a day and then once every other day and still the acne just kept coming. Finally I packed up the Clarisonic and haven't used it since.   I tried using the Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel's (just 1/4 of the sheet at night) while washing with the fresh in the morning and while my skin stopped freaking out I still had pimples and the peel was making my skin super sensitive. I finally placed an order for Proactiv+. I had used Proactiv with some success but I hated how dry it made my skin and missing one night and my bumps would come back even worse.    It's been 8 months on proactiv+ and even on this new "hydrating" formula my skin is still super dry. In fact the main reason I'm using the proactiv is to gently scrub at the dry patches on my face. I hate using the stuff and really for just a handful of bumps I don't think I need to be going to these extremes. Plus I have been having TONS of problems with the proactiv customer service people. It's just a hassle and expense I don't think I need.    I want to use this expensive device I paid for and get off the proactiv+ because I think it's doing more harm then good to my skin. Anyone have any tips for getting off the Proactiv+?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ok. Hopefully you can be seen, or possibly talk to your primary care doctor.   I use the Clarisonic also (sensitive skin with acne), but with the delicate or cashmere ... see post
Legs problem
Hi all! This is super embarrassing but I really don't know where else to ask!   So I've been noticing that my legs have all of these red bumps on them. Mostly on my thighs but it goes down to my calves as well. They are also extremely itchy! Sometimes I can't sleep because they itch so much and on of my legs I made it bleed. I have started to shave less hoping that it was razor burn but that has not helped at all. I have also been putting on lotion like crazy hoping it was due to dry skin, but again... nothing!    Anyone else have this problem and find a cure? It's getting worse and worse and it's getting embarrassing, especially with summer coming up  
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HALL OF FAMER jellybean917 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Definitely go to the derm. I had this mysterious itchiness with bumps that was just on my legs, and then ended up all over my entire body. Turned out to be related to al... see post
Fellow makeup lovers with Rosacea, how do you treat and conceal it?
So it turns out I may be entering the early stages of Rosacea and I was wondering how others treated and concealed the redness. What skincare products do you think works best? Whether it's over the counter or prescribed. 
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HALL OF FAMER mberteig / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
To cover, I really love IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness.  It only comes in one color, so if it works for you, that is great!  I am light to medium with yellow undertones an... see post
Q. whats the best brand for teen skincare?
Hay! I’m 15 and I need a good skincare regimen but I have no idea what's the best brand to choose from! I get so put down by the anti-ageing properties for most of this that it is really hard to look for something that’s good for young people that don't need that kind of stuff yet. I mean I can work with anti-ageing products so long as they do what I need them to. So in other words I need some advice as to which brand would be good for a teenager that has combo skin wants as few blackheads as possible and would like it to be moisturizing.  Oh and natural brands would be preferable but other brands are welcome too! Help me out to narrow this down a little will you?  
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SCENE QUEEN mollythedolly / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / answered
A. At your age, keeping your skin clean is priority.  If you wear makeup you need to remove it with a Cetaphil type cleanser first....then wash your face with your favorite... see post
JUVERDERM FILLER - ANY VIEWS?
So, the inherited caves beneath my eyes are more noticeable now I got rid of a lot of the darkness, and the husband thinks Juverderm fillers might be the answer. He even offered to buy them for me for Christmas. He thinks I'm spending to much on serums and creams and  figures fillers could work out less expensive ...   Frankly I'm kind of scared of the idea, since I've never had botox even, and when my ankle broke in two places in the summer, they wanted to stick a metal pin in it, but I wouldn't let them, as I'm afraid of being operated on ...   Please share any thoughts/experiences with me.   I'm definitely struggling to get used to the fact that I don't really look like me anymore, but fillers seems like such an extreme solution (even if they do cost less than the $1,500 a month I spend on skincare ...)   Thanks in advance for responding!
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HALL OF FAMER ballerinagrl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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I am 32 and need a anti-aging skin care routine
I am 32, Hispanic with a medium complexion. I don't have any wrinkles, besides some very fine lines in my forehead that appeared in my very early 20s. There is no skin problem in particular that I am wanting to tackle, I just want to prevent wrinkles now before they appear. (Want to prevent, instead of treating when they do appear.) Please advice as to which creams/serums to use on my face, eye area, and neck. Or, what ingredients to look for? Your help is greatly appreciated!
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BEAUTY BOSS beyourbeauty / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
i second everything ballerinagirl had to say.    vitamin c and SPF are essential. and at night. retinol and moisturization is key. regular exfoliation is also good to ... see post
Cleanser to smooth the skin?
I'm looking for a cleanser to smooth out the texture of my skin. Any suggestions?
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BEAUTY BOSS beyourbeauty / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
this was once a go to of mine!! see post
Little Acne kin Care Routine Not to Expensive
I have normal skin, that doesn't break out too often. but, I when I do break out, it is very minor. but, I would like to have a good skin c
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @CassJean,   The Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Masque Acne Treatment Masque would be a great product for you! When I get an occasional break out, I'll use ... see post
Negatives from retinol/ retinoids?
I've just started using Sunday Riley's Luna oil, which has retinoids in it.  I use it maybe once a week, but only for a few weeks. I don't have sensitive skin but AHAs are an immediate and noticeable issue. I used the Luna oil last night and this morning my skin has a few red blotches, a bump and some other spots.  It could be totally unrelated to the Luna oil so I don't want anyone to assume the oil is a bad one!!!  And everyone's skin reacts differently to different ingredients (if this oil has any AHAs in it…then that would be the issue for me, probably not the retinoids). I've uses retinoids/retinol a few times in the past but rarely, so am not sure of the potential related problems my skin could have. Does anyone have input or insights as to what bad effects could retinoids have on skin?   Like I said, it might not be Luna causing the problems or it could be that my skin can't handle an ingredient.  But I thought I'd ask. My skin has a red spot, a few small bumps and this odd patchy area by my temple.   Thanks!
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BEAUTY SAVANT HoneydewK / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
AHA can be irritating to skin (I can't use AHA but I can use BHA without problems). So does retinol. Some dermatologists say that retinol has to be irritating to make a ... see post
Face wash and cream
Hi, I have very sensitive skin and acne issues. What type of face wash and face cream would you recommend for me?
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BEAUTY MASTER HarlemJPN / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I'm glad you like it! It is among the most affordable GG products. Even tho the cleanser is premium prices, they give you a mountain of it. I'm sure it'd last for months... see post
Oily T-Zone
I'm looking to have full coverage on my face, but by the middle of the day, and definitely by the end of the day, my nose is greasy and shiny. How do I fix this?Oi
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gickyt / NEWCOMER / replied
Hey, I don't KJ ow what kind of foundation you are using, but do you happen to use a primer? If so, which kind? If you want to research primers on sephora you can set fi... see post
Foundation for dry skin that will look flawless all night
I'm going to a formal dance and I need a foundation that will last all night. I have very dry skin so whenever I wear foundation, within the hour my face will become really flaky. I'm looking for something high coverage. I just want something that will look airbrushed all night
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BEAUTY WHIZ desertgirl501 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I also have dry skin.  I went to Sephora at Caesars Palace to have my makeup done prior to attending a formal event being held in a ballroom at Caesars.  The Sephora mua... see post
Skin Care Products for Skin Cancer
I was just diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma (a skin cancer) on the bridge of my nose. I have to have it removed on May 12 and I would like to know the best products I can use to lessen the appearance of the scar, and to protect my skin from future sun damage. It is a very small spot and the doctor said he will make the cut go sideways so it will blend in with any natural wrinkles I have. I'm 56 and don't have many wrinkles yet but I really would like to minimize the scar as it heals. I would also like to find a foundation/moisturizer with an SPF of at least 30.  I prefer something completely natural.   Thank you for any suggestions and recommendations.
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BEAUTY WHIZ desertgirl501 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I agree with trying Jane Iredale foundation.  It is very nice makeup.  I would suggest taking some time to check out the JI website as it contains a lot of good informat... see post
What should the steps be in a skin care routine?
I feel like there are so many different steps to put into a skin care routine...how do I figure out what the right ones are...and in which order? Should you wash, treat, serum, moisturizer? What about all the face oils out there? Where do those come into play? I would like a routine to help with to help even out skin tone and be anti-aging as well. Help! 
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Briebrie   Here is how I approach skincare and my own thoughts (FYI, I am 40):   1.  ALL  moisturizers, eye creams etc are anti-aging even if they don't say anti-agi... see post
Face Moisturizer for oily/acne prone/sensitive skin?
Hey guys im looking for a good lotion for oily skin. Im currently using Kate Sommerville Goat Milk Cream and it was great for fall/winter but im pretty sure it wont work for summer. I wore it on a few hot days and was greasy and i think it broke me out.  Any suggestions? 
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BEAUTY MASTER reflectsgold / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
wow 2 great options! thank you so much Kevin! see post
Super Dry Skin Around One Eye
Hi! I don't know if anyone has ever experienced this, but somewhat recently around the corner of one of my eyes has become super flakey. It's the side of the eye where the tear duct is and goes a little into my eyelid. The skin around my other eye is completely fine and all moisturized and smooth, so it's just one eye. I moisturize my whole face equally and have even been putting more around the super dry skin in hopes of fixing it. It kind of works, but the only thing I found that works is putting Neosporin on it. I only put it on there since the skin would become so dry it would flake off and be pretty raw and red (I make sure not to touch my eye with it, and I do it right before I sleep). When i do put Neosporin on it, the skin actually becomes less dry and looks like it's healing. Any suggestions on what it could be and what I could do to fix it? Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ flyte / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hey! Thanks for the reply. I was at the OB/GYN the other day and mentioned my eye and they thought it was eczema just from the looks of it. They recommended me to a d... see post
Exfoliator/Moisturizer for Combo Skin & Skin Care
Okay,   So I have combo oily/normal skin (oily only in t-zone) and it's some-what acne prone especially with hormones and stress. I also have those annoying little red bumps on my forehead that aren't really pimples but I'm not sure how to get rid of them (if someone can tell me how I'd be forever grateful.)   Any-way I've been looking for a day time moisturizer, and right now I'm finding that my moisturizer seems to sink in but a few hours later my face will be greasy in the t-zone and especially on my forehead. Is that because I need to find a good exfoliator or something else?   Which brings me to my second issue, I need a good exfoliator that is chemical instead of mechanical because I feel the mechanical does nothing for me.   Cleanser I use: Philosophy Purity Made Simple  And I also use Josie Maran Pure Argan oil   Moisturizers I've Tried: - Clinique Dramatically Different Gel moisturizer - Bosica Self-Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture SPF 30 - Purity Made Simple gel moisturizer (drugstore)   I would prefer something non scented as well.   Exfoliators I've Tried: (most have been mechanical) - Mario Badescu Strayberry exfoliator  -Some drugstore St. Ives one   Again I am looking for chemical not mechanical.     On a side note, and recommendations for night-time moisturizers and eye creams would be appreciated.    Thank you so much in advance.
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BEAUTY PRO Poisonivy9 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I highly recommend Algenist complete eye renewal balm.  I have oily skin as well as this has been a great eye cream for me.  I also use Korres Greek yogurt sleeping faci... see post
Glam Glow
Hi I want a Glam Glow mask for moisturizing and also anti-aging Please let me know which one?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You may want to try the sample kit from Glamglow directly. Some masks are known to irriate..based on reviews.   I gave a few products of theirs to someone with very dr... see post
Are there any eye creams to help with the hollowness under my eyes?
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hollowness can be addressed via plumping and collagen boosting agents.    Vitamin C is a brightening anti-oxidant which shields skin from free radical damage (free rad... see post
I have a lot of acne on my cheeks and do not know what acne treatment would be best?
I have a lot of acne on my cheeks. I need a good acne treatment to get rid of the redness and acne. Also what is my foundation the problem for my acne? If so, what is the best foundation to use since I have acne. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I cringe when I see people recommend that clarifying lotion by Clinique. It broke me out in the WORST way :( Everything is definitely not for everyone. see post
Acne and Make Up for Teenage Beginners
Hello Sephora ,    I'm 17 and I have an acne problem , I've recently purchased ProActiv For the first time a couple weeks ago and it has already stopped working for my skin . I'm darkskin and I have slightly oily skin . I wanted to know what would be your best recommendation for another acne system.   I also would like to cover up my acne marks and get into make-up , however no one in my family can help me when it comes to how to start and correctly apply make up , or even what brand would have my skin tone or would be best for my skin. Do you guys have any recommendations on make - up kits for beginners ( dark-skin tone ) .   Thanks So Much !
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi Hun,   I did just about every acne system under the sun and the only one that really worked for me was Proactiv until it stopped working after about 3 years. I woul... see post
Skin Too Dry for Makeup
Every time I put on BB cream it immediately makes my skin incredibly flaky. I've even tried putting on moisturizer first or mixing the BB with some of my moisturizer and ten minutes after applying I'm a flaky mess. My moisturizer works fine and I'm not dry after applying it, it's any kind of coverage that's drying me up.   Im using the Smashbox BB currently and have no idea what to do! The attached photos is after applying.
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BEAUTY WHIZ desertgirl501 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I have a similar issue with my skin.  My skin is dry and I live in a dry desert climate.  I tend to get flakys on my forehead despite using moisturizer and a primer unde... see post
natural skin care!
Hello! So I want to start off by talking about my struggle with skin care. I originally was using the intense hydrating toner, night, and day moisturizer from the body shop which was great and gave my skin a ton of moisture. However I felt like the product contained lots of ingredients that I didn't want on my skin and felt like it was leaving sort of a film! So multiple times I have gone into sephora looking for a new skin care routine and ending up buying the products that they recommend (are pushing for that week) only to find I have wasted money and my makeup looks cakey and gross because my skin is still dry! The last recommendation was the lotus moisturizer but I have noticed it is very drying and my makeup ended up looking worse with this product! I almost feel like there are tons of products in the market that don't do what they say and sifting through them costs a lot of money and time!! Does anyonr know of any skin care lines that have been recommended by a dermatologist or that you can recommend helps with dry skin and has more natural ingredients? I have heard of Sanistas recently but am hesitant to try it since it's not very well known!
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Detox Foaming Cleanser see post
Gentle cleanser for sensitive, oily, and acne prone skin.
I have sensitive, oily, and acne prone skin. I use epiduo at night for the acne and hydroquinone for hyperpigmentation. My dermatologist recommended that I use a gentle non medicated cleanser twice a day so what cleanser do you recommend?
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BEAUTY WHIZ KayM12 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
My derm recommended CeraVe hydrating cleanser but to me it wasn't getting my skin clean and I had to search high and low for a makeup remover that worked. The Peter Thom... see post