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Color IQ
So who has tried the color IQ in stores & on-line?  http://www.sephora.com/IQ/color/ I heard people going into multiple stores & getting a different reading each time.  I just tried the on-line tool with a light neutral undertone shade & all my results were medium with pink or yellow undertones. I also don't understand why I only get a few results and then try another foundation and get different product results. Like if I plugged in a tinted moisturizer shade I wouldn't get any powder product results even though that's what I'm looking for.  Maybe if we post our results, they can somehow fix/improve it.  So please... Share your results. 
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BEAUTY RESIDENT breezybear / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
hi i was matched 1r07 or 1r06  what shade would i be in too faced born this way foundation ?ty see post
Contouring for extremely pale skin?
Please, I need some advice on choosing contouring shades, if anyone would be so kind.     My foundation color is 3Y01 (currently using Porcelain in Sephora's baked powder line).  In many lines, 3Y01 seems to be the absolute lightest color.  I'd really love to work with contouring makeup, but the "highlighting" colors in every contouring palette I have seen are actually deeper than my skin .  So in other words, they'd all create a shadow on me rather than a highlight.  Counterproductive.   Would anybody with color expertise be able to suggest some colors I could use for contouring?  If they have to be purchased separately rather than in a palette, that's fine; I'd just like to know which ones will work!  Powder formulas preferred.   Thank you!
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BEAUTY WHIZ hopkinss33 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I've had the same problem! For a highlighter I'd try NARS blush in either Albatross or Nico or, if you're more budget-conscious, ELF blush in Gotta Glow, but I'm also a ... see post
NARS- tinted moisturizers, bronzers and blushes for a pale, acne prone 15 year old?
So I currently live overseas, but have been DYING to try some NARS products since i've heard amazing things about them!! I've always been a dedicated Clinique client, but am starting to experiment with different brands. The only thing is that since I live in Sweden and have absolutely no Sephora/NARS carrier around me, I cannot find my shade... I'm looking at ordering NARS tinted moisturizer, does anyone what shade would match Cliniques stay-matte oil-free foundation in Alabaster(02)? I'm also experimenting with contouring and looking at their bronzers and blushes, what shades would look best on my (really) fair skin? I don't want it to look too faked, i'd like something natural looking and subtle, seeing as I am 15 and not interested in super heavy makeup. 
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BEAUTY BOSS EmmyLove / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I used to use Clinique even better foundation in both 01 Linen and 02 Alabaster. I can only speak to the Nars tinted Moisturizers but I found they didn't make a shade li... see post
Swatch your lipstick dupes here!
Have you bought the same lipstick shade but from a different brand/formula before? Are you like me and have an unhealthy addiction to dusty rose pink/red/plum/coral (insert your fav shade here) lipsticks? Have you inadvertently bought the exact same shade before? Wanna talk about it? Wanna show it off?   Let me start with Exhibit A:  Bite Beauty Rosewood Buttercream (far left) and Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil in Rhubarb (second from from left). The picture doesn't really do this justice but hey pretty much look the same. Rosewood is more opaque with a thicker texture. I love them both.      Exhibit B/C   From left: Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil in Pomegranate, Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Rioja (two true reds I just really like a lot), then for the dark berry pinks (Sephora Mulberry Luster, then Bite Winterberry)    
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Need NARS tinted moisturizer swatch help.
I am trying to decide between Nars Malaga and Seychelles tinted moisturizer. I wear the Nars Amande concealer and it is a great match for my skin tone. Therefore, could someone do a swatch with Malaga TM and Amande concealer or Seychelles TM and Amande concealer? Maybe all three if you have all three? Please let me know if you think if any of the colors are exact matches or if one is darker or lighter?
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MUFE Foundation
Hi-- I currently wear Benefit Foundation (Oxygen Wow! in Petal). I love the color/tone, but wanted to switch the MUFE as I like the coverage better. I tried the color "Light" but it was too light. Any idea what the equivalent to Benefit's 'Petal' would be?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Daliliama!   Check into your thread regarding this topic in the Makeup area, where I have provided a response: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup/Need-Make-Up... see post
Need a Foundation Match- Currently Medium Beige in Tarte, was NW 25 in MAC, Want Laura Mercier
I really want to try Laura Mercier. I am currently using Tarte 12 hour in medium beige, was using MAC 25 prior to that. Any help would be awesome as I live an hour away from shopping!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Lindsayv05!  I looked up the Tarte 12 Hr Medium Beige in the Color IQ and it is 1R08.  You don't say which Laura Mercier product you want to try.  Go to the Makeup m... see post
Formula X for Sephora: The Translucents & The Transformers
191 colors is a lot of choices, so we swatched every single Formula X color we could get our hands on.   Have you swatched the Formula X polishes? Post a pic in the thread below!   Swatches: Unforgettable, Cloud Nine, Wondrous, Remarkable, Marvelous Shop The Translucents> http://seph.me/HdWuMU     Swatches: Mind Over Matter, Over The Moon, Oh! Zone, Volatile, Kaleidoscope, Chroma Zone, Reactive, Boiling Point, Hyperactive, Meteoric Shop The Transformers> http://seph.me/H6FCYW   SEE MORE SWATCHES: The New Neutrals> http://seph.me/1gyVQK5 The New Classics - Oranges & Pinks> http://seph.me/16nBMWM The New Classics - Reds & Purples> http://seph.me/1cPfqNt The New Classics - Blues, Greens & Grays> http://seph.me/H6L5yM The Xplosives> http://seph.me/1bQ9PFp The Holograms, The Chromes & The Brilliants> http://seph.me/18DnD6h The Shifters, The Sparklers & The Superwatts> http://seph.me/1b8cc5o The Lusters & The Celestials> http://seph.me/GYls2V The Electrics> http://seph.me/1b8cB7X
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HALL OF FAMER SirensSong / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
BUMP- Someone was asking about sheer polishes earlier. Here are some swatches of the Translucents. They are in the Sale section by the way!   I was able to pick up Won... see post
NEED MY color iq code
i was recently at  sephora store and received a color IQ code but cannot find my email.  is there any way i can get that code without having to go back to the store
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HALL OF FAMER nishcakes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If it was sent to the email address that's linked to your Sephora account, go to the top left corner of this page. Click "-----'s ACCOUNT". In the left panel under "My A... see post
Match to Giorgio Armani?
i use NARS stromboli, what shade am i in Giorgio's Armani? im hoping to buy the luminous silk foundation since everyone is talking about it!! rarely use foundation but i might start using it more often  
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @jazziux,   I wear Stromboli and I was matched in 6.5! :)   Always, Danee see post
Tarte foundation
Looking for advice for a color match for the tarte foundation, there are so many colors to choose from that I'm getting confused.    I use to use tan in the tarte maracuja miracle foundation but found it a little too orange and too dark.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Alleykitkat,   I'll be happy to match your foundation shade in the tarte  Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 ! Can you please reply to the ... see post
Should I buy the Showstopper palette?
I just got the Tartelette and have barely broken it in but I look at the Showstopper and just want to sigh in love. I'm a little intimidated by the blush since I've never used that color on my cheeks before. Anybody try it yet?
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HALL OF FAMER ddstevens22 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have it, and It is a gorgeous palette. I am not impressed with the bronzer or highlighter but the eye shadows are great and the brush is a really pretty subtle color. ... see post
Does anyone have swatches of the Too Faced Candlelight Glow on very pale skin?
I am 1.0 in Urban Decay's Naked Skin liquid foundation and I am looking to see if the pinky toned shade in the Too Faced Candlelight Glow would work for me. I like the option of having the two shades and the Absolute Candlelight will not work for me as it is not oil free.
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HALL OF FAMER AmyC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you for posting the blog review! see post
Which Naked Palette should I buy?
Hi guys. I have dark brown/ black hair, dark brown eyes, and an Indian like skin tone . I am the shade Medium in Smashbox's BB cream and shade 173 (Amber) in Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation just to give you guys a rough idea of what my skin tone is like. I am interested in the Naked palettes but I have no idea which one to choose.  Any help would be great.  Thanks! 
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BEAUTY MAVEN vAnEsSaXO / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you for your advice Nika! I appreciate it!  see post
Foundation match
I'm NW20 in Mac foundations....what would I be in the Becca ultimate coverage complexion creme?    Thanks!
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SIGHTSEER Lazbear / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Have you looked at the foundation matrix at temptalia.com? They can probably match you up with similar colors. Or, if you can go to a Sephora store, you could request to... see post
foundation match
whats the closest Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation color that matches Nars' Barcelona
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi pialouise, I recommend the color Medium Warm in the UD Naked Skin Powder Foundation! :) -Laura   see post
Swatch hand: Show and tell
Don't clean off that swatch hand just yet! I love seeing product swatches, so I thought it would be fun if we shared pictures of our swatch hands. No need to remember everything you swatch, but it would be great if you let us know which product swatch impressed you the most and one that disappointed you.
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BEAUTY MASTER SimplyYulz / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
My faves :)  KVD. Backstage Bambi Armageddon Berlin.   Nyx. Perfect red Pale pink Summer breeze   Mac retro matte Relentlessly red   Bite LE Lilac Smashb... see post
foundation match
color match for armani luminous silk foundation.  bareminerals bareskin in bare buff is a great match for me.  I want to try the armani foundation.  what color would be a good match?
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi madeline, If you wear Bare Buff in the Bareskin, you are a medium skin with rich golden undertone. I recommend the color 4.5 or 5.5 in the A rmani Luminous S... see post
What would the color conversion be from Clinique Even Better Foundation in ivory to Nars Sheer Glow?
HALL OF FAMER melissabt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Alisabels,   Based on the shade that you currently wear in Clinique, I recommend the shade Siberia !   http://www.sephora.com/sheer-glow-foundation-P2473... see post
Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Lip Gels
We swatched the New Nudes Sheer Lip Gels from Marc Jacobs Beauty to see how the colors looked on different skin tones. What do you think?   Do you have a swatch of this lippie? Post a pic in the thread below!       Shop this product:  
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BEAUTY BOSS Bananya / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I went to the store with high hopes for this product and I was left pretty disappointed.    I tried Eat Cake and Role Play. I nearly just bought them without swatching... see post
Swatches of Tarte's Amazonian butter lipstick please?
During chic week I plan to buy some Marc Jacobs Sheer lipstick shades as well as Tarte lipsticks as well. I want to try and make sure I don't purchase duplicate shades. Does anyone have the Tarte line swatched please?
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Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup Color Match
I'm interested in trying the Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup but not sure what color would be best.  I was in Sephora and they did the Color IQ and my skintone number is 2R08, what would be the best match in the Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup?  Thanks :-)
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Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colours
We swatched some of Laura Mercier's new liquid lip colours to see how they looked on different skin tones. What do you think?     Do you have a swatch of these lippies? Post a pic in the thread below!   Shop this product:  
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BEAUTY PRO elizabeth419 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Do these dry matte? see post
Colour Match for Yves Saint Laurent Perfect Touch Radiant Foundation Brush Shade 7
Hi Sephora,   Since Yves Saint Laurent Perfect Touch Radiant Foundation Brush Shade 7 Pink Beige has been discontinued I need a replacement, I loved everything about Perfect Touch, the shade,the coverage, the texture and the brush applicator.  Could you please suggest some replacements.     Thank you.   Cate  
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Bobbi Brown Hot Collection
We swatched the new Bobbi Brown Hot Collection to see how the colors looked on different skin tones. What do you think?   Do you have a swatch of this collection? Post a pic in the thread below!       Shop the collection:  
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HALL OF FAMER BeautyIsPassion / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
SWATCHES OF CALYPSO ON MY THREAD LINKED BELOW ;) see post
Urban decay eyeliner color match 24/7 STAG?
Urban decay eyeliner color match for urban decay naked on the run 24/7 STAG? What is the closest color to replace this one?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi pearlycat,   I would suggest Bourbon, although Bourbon has a hint of glimmer in it.   http://www.sephora.com/24-7-glide-on-eye-pencil-P133707?keyword=URBAN%20... see post
Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
We swatched the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette to see how the colors looked on different skin tones. What do you think?   Do you have a swatch of this palette? Post a pic in the thread below!     Shop this palette>         
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KatAutumn / RISING STAR / replied
Honestly? There are about five or six shades that are pretty similar, only the ones from the Semi-Sweet palette are slightly warmer. I, personally, find no difference be... see post
NARS Audacious Lipstick
We swatched the new NARS Audacious Lipsticks to see how the colors looked on different skintones. What do you think? Do you have a swatch of them? Post a pic in the thread below! Shop NARS Audacious Lipstick: http://seph.me/1lIHWIT 
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HALL OF FAMER innahnnah / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Laura Mercier Paint wash liquid lip colour
Saw these brand new Laura Mercier paint wash liquid lip colour in store today, so I swatched a few shades. The formula is amazing, semi-matte yet moisturizing. They are super pigmented except for golden peach.    Left: Golden peach, nude rose, coral reef, petal pink and rosewood. (from top to bottom) RIght: orchid pink   The shades are more vibrant in person  
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HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Petal pink is such a pretty coral pink :D see post
Image added: Too Faced Return of Sexy Palette
It's here! We swatched Too Faced Return of Sexy Palette to see how the colors looked on different skintones.      Do you have a swatch pic of this image? Post it in the thread below.   Show Too Faced Return of Sexy>  http://seph.me/Nf7xTk  
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HALL OF FAMER Onceuponatime45 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just got this palette and it´s a wet -dry palette. It is amazing! see post