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The Question Thread 2.0!!

Have a question about a setting spray, foundation, concealer color, or an eyeshadow palette?? Look no further than here! Post your questions here about anything and everything makeup, skin, and hair related. Our community is great about helping out gals and guys in need of an answer. Don't be shy - ask away Smiley Happy.

 

skincare 101 thread - https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/Skincare-101-Discussions-Questions-and-All/m-p/27192...

Makeup 101 thread - https://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup-Is-Life/Makeup-101-Discussion-Questions-and-All/m-p/2784774

The Hair thread - https://community.sephora.com/t5/Best-Hair-Ever/THE-HAIR-THREAD/m-p/2768486#M6666

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Favourite tinted lip balms???  Who's got one they love?  I'm discovering I never reach for lipsticks anymore, and my liquid lipsticks might as well go in the trash it's been years since they've been touched, but tinted balms are my jam, especially as winter starts in.  Tell me which ones you love and why?

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@missjeanie the INNISFREE - My Lip Balm Party Trio are my new obsession! They leave the prettiest stain behind and are decently hydrating ! I didn't think I would like the lightest shade because it's so baby pink in the pictures but it actually warmed up to a lovely rosy pink that's perfect for work on me !

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Good to know @Kim888 ! Sometimes lighter shades end up looking quite washed out on my face, so I wouldn’t necessarily think to try one! Thanks for the recommendation! 

I just discovered a new tinted balm I'm in love with! Tar...

I just discovered a new tinted balm I'm in love with! Tarte's Sea Quench Lip Rescue Balm. I have it in rose. It is so hydrating and comfortable on the lips. The color is really soft and pretty. Definitely recommend it!

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Thanks @bonjourcupcake ! I’ll have to take a closer look when I’m in store next!!

Re: I just discovered a new tinted balm I'm in love with! Tar...

@bonjourcupcake oh yes agree - the tarte ones are really lovely!

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Has anyone tried FoxyBae straighteners? My dinosaur of a straightener died a couple weeks ago, I found this one on clearance for $32 at TJX so I grabbed it to try but haven't used it yet.

 

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My hair used to be wavy/curly (2B/2A ish) but is more straight/wavy (borderline to barely a 2A) and doesn't dry with much of any defined curl. I curl with a wand, my straightener is only used for straightening. I was going to replace mine with a T3 single pass luxe but would love to save my ulta points if FoxyBae has good reviews. Would love to hear thoughts if anyone has tried this. Thanks!

 

 

 

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Oh, hi!  I'll probably end up cross posting later on tonight to get as many answers/suggestions as humanly possible.  I have dry skin -like desert dry skin- and it's already snowed where I live so winter is definitely upon me.  Every year, I get the worst eczema flare up on my hands and it's already started.  I have tried virtually everything, from the extra rich avon hand creams my mother would put in my stocking to dermatologist recommended cortasteroid creams.

 

But.  I've found if I overmoisturize before the cracking and the bleeding starts, I can prolong the livelihood of my hands just a little bit.  

 

What is everyone's favorite hand cream?   Bonus points if you can give me unscented options where I work at Starbucks and nobody wants a peppermint latte infused with the scent of yummy lemons.  

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@Nickelliebear1 I'm not sure if you can still find it, but I used to work in kitchens and used Prevex cream after I washed my hands to help prevent the cracking/bleeding.  It was even food safe and available at Walmart/Shoppers/Rexall etc. If you can still find it somewhere, grab it!!!  

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@Nickelliebear1

Aveda hand relief 

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@Nickelliebear1  My favorites are L'OCCITANE - Hand Creams the original shea and the extra rich version. I would try the extra rich version, it’s a little bit greasier but still absorbs in a reasonable amount of time.

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SKINFIX - Eczema+ Hand Repair Creamis a great unscented option @Nickelliebear1 . I don't have eczema so I can't chime in on that, but I am super dry and also live in a wintery climate (it's snowing!) and am a nurse and wash my hands 84304284 a day when I'm at work which is hard on them. I recently finished up a FS of the skin fix + from a  gratis last year. It does leave a bit of a greasy residue, but I'm so dry that it seems to go away quickly and doesn't bother me. I also like to put oil on my hands before bed and when I get up, I can't attest to oil with eczema but I use whatever hydrating oil I have laying around for my face. 

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I've been told by a well respected dermatologist that Clarins Double Serum does absolutely nothing for the skin, and that I'm basically wasting my money (she said this a bit more nicely than what I'm saying here). I've used the serum for over a year, and I don't really see any results to be honest other than it helps a bit with dryness (a tiny bit). I read that the main ingredient is basically mineral oil so if that's true then the dermatologist was right. Does anyone have any recommendations? I have an oily serum (Ferulic acid and Resveratol) that I put on after the Double Serum so I'm not really in the market for an oil - plus I have quite a few oils to choose from already. Just really looking for something that will help hydrate and help with anti-aging. I bought the Farmacy vitamin C serum, but am a bit afraid to use it since I had a bad reaction to another C that I used from the Ordinary. I know it's like comparing apples to oranges, but the Ordinary C really messed up my skin for a week so I'd like to avoid that again.

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@niki172 

Just for basic hydration, I'd recommend something like FAB Hydrating Serum. It's got HA for hydration, plus peptides (building blocks to help your skin keep regenerating...a little boost to the anti-aging process). Also consider adding retinol if you aren't using it already...it's the best-researched anti-aging powerhouse out there. 

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Thank you @RGbrown . I spot treat with retinol because I was under the impression that you're not suppose to mix Vit C with retinol. I have a sample of FAB's dry oil, but not their serum. Each time I've tried HA I've had a weird reaction like texturization to my skin. Maybe I'm trying a couple of crummy formulas is all maybe.

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@niki172 

You can absolutely use retinol and C together! I do so nightly with no issues. 

 

If you want a non-HA hydrating serum to try as well, I really liked Mario Badescu Herbal Hydrating Serum (I think I got the name right...it's close, at least lol). It's not a brand I turn to for much of anything, but I was sufficiently impressed with that product to recommend it 😊 But I do think FAB is a better overall formulation; the addition of peptides is a great thing, so I'd definitely say to give it a shot if you feel up to trying another one!

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@RGbrown thanks I'll try that out!

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Ok so I got two samples with my online purchases (one was Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation) and second was too faced born this way and I got to say I fell in love with both of them ... but was so disappointed when I read the ingredients-to find out they both contain alcohol and not the good fatty alcohol ugh ! Can anyone relate ? I’ve been using Estée Lauder double wear for about two years now and it doesn’t contain alcohol which is why I also like it but I’ve been wanting to change it up and try something else . Any recommendations on a good flawless medium to full coverage foundation ? And of course ALCOHOL FREE Smiley Happy

Are you avoiding alcohol because it is drying? Just curio...

Are you avoiding alcohol because it is drying? Just curious! Side note (if that was your concern) my skin is desert dry and Luminous Silk is one of my top 5 all time favorite foundations.

RE: Are you avoiding alcohol because it is drying? Just curio...

I try to avoid it because alcohol makes our skin age faster 😖... I’m no skin expert but I did my research lol And that foundation does have a beautiful finish I wish I would of never looked at the ingredients 😭
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