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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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SPECIAL GUEST zingara84 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Update for anybody who's interested:   I went to the store and asked about contouring in person, and a guy whose coworkers RAVE about his makeup savvy helped me.  He s... 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
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
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 BOSS SimplyYulz / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / 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
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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BEAUTY GURU ddstevens22 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / 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
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?
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / 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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BEAUTY GURU innahnnah / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thank you! see post
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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BEAUTY MASTER Onceuponatime45 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I just got this palette and it´s a wet -dry palette. It is amazing! see post
Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette
We swatched the Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow 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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BEAUTY MAVEN Bella1172 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have this and I love it! AGREE with comments below that if this were non-labelled that it probably would not sell. But, that applies to most everything we buy, cloth... see post
Swatches of Sephora's Rouge Infusion Lip Stain, please
I received a Rouge Infusion Lip Stain as a 100 point perk and am really liking it.  Anyone have swatches to share?  I am thinking about ordering a few full size versions.
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Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow
We swatched the new Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadows to see how the colors looked on different skin tones. What do you think?   Do you have a swatch of this product? Post a pic in the thread below!     Shop these shadows> http://seph.me/QKCQN3
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SCENE QUEEN peoni / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
OMG I just come acros this I will get all of them I little Christmas present from me to me hehehe!!!!! see post
Korres Contouring Trios! Purrrrrty. =D
I got my Korres contouring trio blush today! =D I've had the bronzer one and love it so I got the blush when it was on sale on Haute Look. The packaging is gorgeous. First of all, no waste. Open the box up to see instruction on contouring inside: And not only is the outside purrrrty (and the case is made of very sturdy quality plastic) there is the raised stamp/calligraphy on the powder. I've used the bronzer enough that it's worn down but you can still see it on the blush. The bronzer have very very fine glitter/shimmer in the colors, but the blush only have shimmer in the middle strip and the top/bottom are matte: If you have dark skin they probably won't show up (or use as luminizer?) but if you are light skinned or want a sheer light tan/blush, this is great. I have light/med skin and here are the bronzer/blush swatch side by side: This is a swatch of the 3 colors in the bronzer individually. And swatches of the 3 colors in the blush individually. They are med pigmentation, not so sheer they don't show and not so opaque it's hard to blend. The colors are soft which is why they are not really marketted as bronzer/blush. The bronzer has a bit of shimmer to give you a soft glow but not enough color to give you a tan. The blush has enough pink to give you a boost if your skin look sallow/bloodless but not so much it looks like you are actually blushing. Altho you can buff on generous amount of both for actual bronzer/blush effect.   Everything about them is pretty and I love them. XD
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Bumpity bump. I love these, and they are in sales now! If you love PRETTY PRETTY powder with PRETTY packaging or contouring made easy, you need these. http://www.sephora... see post
Kat Von D Mi Vida Loca Palette
Kat Von D knows how to turn heads—and this time she’s going bolder and brighter than ever. Introducing her new limited-edition Mi Vida Loca Palette, featuring eight 80s-inspired shades (plus a creamy eyeliner) that blend together for an array of bold, stunning looks.   Have you swatched this palette? Post your pic in the thread below.   Shop KVD Mi Vida Loca here
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BEAUTY MAVEN leed / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have one. I never used it, only swatched a few colors and pencil.  I took it out the box and its been sitting at the bottom of my vanity drawer for 2 years.  More tha... see post
Tarte Tartelette Eyeshadow Palette
We swatched the Tarte tartelette Eyeshadow Palette to see how the colors looked on different skin tones. Do you have a swatch of this palette? Post a pic in the thread below!     Shop this palette> 
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BEAUTY WHIZ Jamilah10 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Sorry, I know it's blurry. But this is my pic of the tartelette palette. You can see the colors don't look the same in person as on the pic that is posted on sephora. I... see post
Urban Decay Naked On The Run
We swatched Urban Decay's Naked On The Run 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!   Naked On The Run will be available online December 1st and in stores December 4th!     Shop Naked on The Run> http://www.sephora.com/naked-on-the-run-P390960
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HALL OF FAMER Masaya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ill be skipping this. i have too much of the same shades and ud palettes that I dont use.   however, if a new naked palette comed out ill buy it:) see post