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Size 0.26 oz/ 7 mL · ITEM 1236843
COLOR: Original [ 4 more colors ]
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$26.00

I love this base...I like this base...Your eye make up will never ever move, it will make it more vibrant, brighter and even, no smudge, it is light weigh, dries quickly and smooth, you don't need a lot, dries invisibly and most importantly it enhances your eye make up...The salesgirl at the local Sephora store taught me a really great trick with this: she used loose eyeshadows (we tried both Makeup Forever & Bare Escentuals), and mixed them together with a small smear of this on a little plate, and then applied the mixture with a cream eyeshadow brush
What it is:
A lightweight primer that creates a seamless canvas that keeps cream and powder eye color looking brilliant, fresh, and just-applied all day.

What it does:
This smudge-proof eyeshadow base uses a unique polymer and mineral powder blend to get a firm grip on color for long-lasting, gorgeous wear. Fortified with a special deep-sea extract and an antioxidant rice extract, it dries on contact and keeps the delicate eye lid smooth and ready for eyeshadow application.

What else you need to know:
This fragrance-free product is ophthalmologist and dermatologist-tested.

Research Results:
After 2 week test:
- 97% felt that it maximized your eyeshadow color
- 93% felt that it extended the wear of your eyeshadow
- 90% felt that it prevented creasing and smudging.
Size 0.50 oz/ 15 mL · ITEM 2073195
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$20.00

I love the scent...A NEW HOLY GRAIL...This stuff is honestly so amazing -- you can use it for light to no makeup days mixed with a little bb cream or some concealer, or you can use it as a hydrating and refreshing base before applying full makeup...I used this as a primer and a moisturizer, and I LOVE it has a moisturizer - it's thick but doesnt feel heavy, hydrating, smoothing, and has a slight citrus scent that isn't overwhelming at all
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination

What it is:
An advanced, oil-free face formula that hydrates, softens, and cushions skin.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Oiliness

If you want to know more…
This oil-free formula combines the moisturizing power of shea butter with vitamins B, C, and E for antioxidant protection to fend off environmental damage. Grapefruit and geranium fragrances leave a light, uplifting scent on skin. With daily use, this cream—rich in feel, but never greasy—helps skin to look and feel its best.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is ideal for normal to oily skin types. It is gluten-free and vegan
Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1292820
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$62.00

Miracle in a jar...a top 2 favorite...As a moisturizer, it has removed my dry spots and hydrated my skin as a primer, it is a refreshing base for make up that lasts all day and doesn't look shiny or matte (just glowy)...So I received the mini one from Influenster to test out and from the initial application I can say it's a bit thicker in consistency than face creams I've tried so it was a bit off putting now I've dry skin so I'm happy that it didn't ball up under my makeup like some primers/ moisturizers would and look horrible so it's a decent moisturizer and works for dry skin
What it is: A primer with moisturizing benefits for smooth makeup application—it’s the best of both worlds.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Oiliness

Formulation: Cream

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also vegan and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This formula combines the moisturizing power of shea butter with vitamins B, C, and E. Grapefruit and geranium fragrances leave a light, uplifting scent on skin. With daily use, skin looks and feels its best.
Size 1.35 oz/ 40 mL · ITEM 1066737
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$26.00

I love this base...I love this stuff...redness solutions is a great inexpensive way for woeman wi th rosacea to tone,protect skin before makeup or go natural cover up is great a lightweight...although as some other reviews have said it's not the longest lasting product if your looking to keep your makeup looking the same as when you first put it on, but I also tend to touch my face quiet a bit throughout the day so that could be it
What it is:
A creamy, oil-free makeup primer to correct redness and even skintone.

What it is formulated to do:
This comforting formula protects skin from UVA/UVB exposure that can aggravate skin. It features a sheer green tint that visibly corrects redness and uneven skintone, leaving your complexion smooth, refreshed, and prepped for flawless makeup application.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
This product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.
ITEM 2367845
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$54.00

) and very smooth...Not greasy at all...The Vitamin Enriched Eye Base applies smooth and provided me with a perfect base to apply my eye shadow, I can honestly say that I definitely noticed that my make up stayed in place longer and looked amazing all day...I also love the primer part of this product, as it helps my makeup sit better around my eyes, as well as makes for a clean fresh slate to start my beauty routine
What it is: A bestselling, all-in-one face moisturizer is now for the under eyes, hydrating, nourishing, and visibly plumping while acting as a primer for concealer.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Shea Butter

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Formulated with a nourishing blend of vitamins B3, B5, B6, B9, and B plus sodium hyaluronate and shea butter, this cream awakens and replenishes under eyes. It softens the look of fine lines, quickly improves the look and feel of your skin, and provides immediate and long-term moisture.
Size 0.5 oz / 15 mL · ITEM 2375392
COLOR: Rich in Radiance [ 1 more colors ]
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$30.00

It's a golden glow...this stuff is GOOD...This product is completely incredible it looks amazing on your cheeks on the tip of your nose a little bit on your forehead even after you've applied your lipstick to the center of your lips the stuff is amazing before make up after make up without any make up and justice it is a miracle product...I also love using this as a highlighter on the cheeks, cupid's bow, and beneath the brows instead of a base layer when I want a matte finish on the skin and subtle glow
What it is: A flattering cream highlighter that works in four ways to blur imperfections and create the ultimate glow.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Jojoba Oil: Absorbs into the skin to nourish and hydrate.
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Conditions and softens skin, creating the perfect base for makeup application.
- Chia Seed Oil: Visibly strengthens and firms while hydrating and smoothing.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also cruelty-free, gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This highlighting cream contains a combination of jojoba, chia, and meadowfoam seed oils to hydrate, firm, and smooth, while light-reflecting pearls help to diffuse the look of imperfections with a soft, radiant glow. It can be used alone, as a base, mixed with foundation, or as a highlighter on its own.
Size 2 x 0.5 oz/ 14.7 mL · ITEM 1723360
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$45.00

Best of them all...Such a great duo...I really liked the Sephora X system, and I've tried everything since it's been gone to make a regular manicure last at least a week and this is the only system I've found to get a good five days out of a manicure...) A tip for making your polish last longer: make sure your nails are completely dry before applying polish, then do not get hands wet for as long as possible hours after applying polish (at least 2 hours)
What it is:
A nail set with a gel base coat and top coat.

What it does:
Get salon-quality results with this gel lab pro™ duo. Easy to remove with any polish remover, it doesn’t require soaking or scraping nails. These long-lasting polishes are infused with treatment benefits, including biotin and green tea extract.

This set contains:
- Gel Lab Pro Base Coat
- Gel Lab Pro Top Coat

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is a five-free formulation.
Size 0.50 oz/ 14.78 mL · ITEM 833103
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$20.00

I love this stuff...Great for one day...works fantastically well as a base coat, though I can't attest to its performance as a top coat, as I use DL's addicted to speed (also fantastic)...As a base coat I did not see a difference is how well nail polish stayed, instead this base took a few more swipes of nail polish remover
What it is:
A nail strengthening base and top coat.

What it does:
A rock solid choice to strengthen and protect, Hard Rock encourages healthy nail growth. This quick-drying and long-lasting formula can be used as a base and top coat. With special strengthening ingredients, nails look and feel noticeably longer and stronger in a few short weeks. It’s especially beneficial for weak nails or those damaged by gel and artificial nail removal.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates

What else you need to know:
Hard Rock does not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dbp (dibutyl phthlate), or camphor, and is not tested on animals.
Size 0.47 oz/ 14 mL · ITEM 1899426
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$15.00

I love this stuff...New fav base coat...It performs just as well as the Deborah Lippmann base coat and my manicure lasted just as long (about a week without chipping)...This is an interesting product: Okay as a base coat, but also decent standalone for a barely-there-natural-but-polished look (2 coats)
What it is:
A two-in-one intense treatment and base coat.

What it does:
This revolutionary patented formula is powered by high levels of rich active oils to deliver intense hydration and relief to damaged nails, particularly those damaged from gel manicures. Nails are nurtured and appear renewed in as little as three weeks of use. A tint of color helps nails appear healthy and refreshed.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

Research results:
In a usage trial with regular use:
After 1 week:
- 80% of participants found nails are moisturized

After 3 weeks:
- 90% of participants found nail quality is improved
ITEM 1682939
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$20.00

It's a decent product...This stuff is amazing...But as a base coat, I give it two thumbs up...With this polish as a base coat, my (very damaged) nails appear smooth and feel strong
What it is:
A multitasking CC formula that provides 10 nail treatment benefits and immediate nail-perfecting coverage in one.

What it does:
This CC nail treatment is formulated with a special hydrating complex infused with panthenol, which helps to moisturize, strengthen, and protect the look of nails while treatment correctors assist with concealing imperfections, brightening, priming, and filling in ridges for a smooth and matte, flawless-looking finish with improved wear. This multipurpose polish can be used as a base coat with one coat, or apply two coats for a matte, modern look.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates

What else you need to know:
This product is a five-free formulation and is not tested on animals. It does not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dbp (dibutyl phthlate), or camphor.

Deborah was inspired by the continuing success of BBs and CC creams in the beauty world. She believes that nails are like skin and must tended to with the same care. This product offers what her brand excels at: catwalk inspired colors and cutting-edge care.
Size 1 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 2114130
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$32.00

I LOVE THIS PRIMER...Life saver for sure...It looked as good as it was and still going strong...Finally a primer that does not make me oilier/shinier within two hours
What it is:
A comfortable, gel-like formula that controls shine and keeps makeup in place throughout the day, while reducing the appearance of pores and uneven skin texture.

What does:
This 60-percent water-based formula gives you on-the-spot control to mattify and melt-proof your makeup throughout the day. Made with oily and combination skin in mind, HUDA BEAUTY’s Matte Perfection Pre-Makeup Base Primer instantly mattifies your complexion while reducing the appearance of pores and uneven skin texture. The easy-to-use dropper pack allows for controlled dispensing so you can apply it all over, or target specific areas of the face.

Active ingredients work to balance the skin’s natural hydration levels with a unique blend of minerals like magnesium, potassium, and calcium which revitalize the skin and create a look of radiance. The gel-like formula is infused with plant extracts with skin-soothing properties, so your skin is never left feeling tight or uncomfortable.

Matte Perfection features an optical matte-blur technology to filter out imperfections and create a shine-free, smooth canvas for your makeup to last.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
Size 0.50 oz/ 15 mL · ITEM 1723352
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$20.00

I like this a lot...I love this stuff...While this doesn't neutralize yellowing in nails with UV stopping and blue transparency as most salon products do, this is more of a nail polish version of something that will help mask slight yellowing...I've actually been on the lookout for a purple-tinted clear polish for a while now, so I was really excited when I saw this online and ordered it right away
What it is:
An illuminating nail tone perfector.

What it does:
Coat nails with Genie in a Bottle for a revitalized nail look. Enriched with ultra-sheer violet pigments that neutralize dull, stained, or yellow nails, it enhances and unifies the natural tone of the nail plate to whiten the nail tips. Its finely-milled pigments brighten while mica reflects light for natural-looking nails that appear younger and healthier.
Size 1.01 oz/ 30 mL · ITEM 1874874
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$55.00

It is really magic...Perfect for oily skin...I have tried a lot of face make up primers and no joke this is the best so far...I just got a clear silicone makeup applicator and thought I would give it a try
What it is:
A conditioning primer that gives skin a radiant glow and boosts the longevity of any base makeup.

What it does:
This primer is perfect for prepping skin for foundation or concealer application. It’s ideal for oily skin types and for applying to just the T-zone for combination skin types. It creates a matte finish and offers an instant, pore-minimizing effect. It is specially formulated to add nourishment to your skin prior to makeup application so that skin is left feeling soft and silky.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
"I believe in prepping your skin with the correct primer to ensure whichever foundation finish you chose will last longer, look natural and enhance your skin’s texture. The Magic Primer is a dream come true for those with oily skin. I have an oily t-zone, especially when I use foundation. This is the only primer I have ever tried that kept my skin matte throughout the day. This primer allows those with combination and oily skin to use a glowy foundation in order to enjoy the glow look without looking greasy."—Natasha Denona

This product is cruelty-free and allergen-free.
Size 6 x 0.07 oz/ 2 mL · ITEM 2039782
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$25.00

Amazing group of scents...Absolutely adore this set...If you're considering this set as a purchase, whether for yourself or as a gift, you could even pair it with a less complicated perfume and add these over it to make it - an adventure, just like the name says...This is such a lovely product that's extremely high quality and well worth the purchase for yourself or as a great gift
Choose your own fragrance Adventure with this playful and innovative new set. Three Ellis Brooklyn best-selling eau de parfums (Myth, Rrose, and Sci Fi) meet three single notes (Mandarin, Patchouli, and Tuberose) for endless, goof-proof scent combinations. The single notes are of fine perfume quality and feature all natural ingredients that are the heart of every perfumer's lab. This set makes it easy to personalize your own signature scent—because life is more fun if you play fragrance games.

Myth is the most alluring musk. Built around Bergamot, cassis and jasmine petals, it makes a first impression before lingering with patchouli, liquid musks, and white cedarwood.

Rrose is not your grandma's rose. A sparkling combination of Centifolia rose petals and Sicilian lemon hover over vanilla orchid and spring musks.

Sci Fi is an otherworldly vanilla—an intriguing, unforgettable blend of green tea, pink freesia, bitter orange and vanilla beans.

This set contains:
- 6 x 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Travel Sprays in Rrose, Myth, Sci-Fi, Tuberose, Mandarin, Patchouli

What else you need to know:
"Sure I've read and written about fragrance layering, but truth be told, layering two complex scents together can be easy to mess up. That's why I came up with this set where you can easily control adding a single note here or there. It's also how I play and interact with my perfumers when we're in the lab. You can dial up and control a single ingredient which is more approachable and also more fun."—Bee Shapiro, founder of Ellis Brooklyn

Must-try combinations:
Rrose + Tuberose: Add gorgeous complexity to our sparkling Rrose with the addition of enchanting creamy Tuberose.
Sci Fi + Patchouli: Sci Fi's clean vanilla notes turn sultry when paired with the grounded earthiness of perfume-quality Patchouli.
Myth and Mandarin: Love the idea of a warm yet fresh scent? Myth takes on a heightened zesty spin when matched with Mandarin.

All Ellis Brooklyn eau de parfums are paraben-free, phthalates-free, vegan, and cruelty-free.

Clean at Sephora
Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 3.38 oz · ITEM 2384618
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$90.00

LOVE the Face Base...The face base is bomb...My makeup doesn't slide around even when sweating (I do also use a setting powder, menopause guarantees I sweat a few times a day everyday) but have found the combination of this base with my setting powder will keep my makeup in place on my face all day no matter what, and that is why I continue to buy it...This melts into my face and works amazingly under my make up
What it is: A double serving of Bobbi Brown‘s number-one moisturizer and primer in an oversize, holiday-exclusive jar—wrapped and ready to gift.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamins B, C, and E: Nourish.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Visibly plumps.
- Shea Butter: Smooths.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Help skin look and feel its best with this hybrid moisturizer-primer. Infused with vitamins B, C, and E plus sodium hyaluronate and shea butter, it cushions the skin, creating a smooth base for foundation and leaving a light grapefruit and geranium scent.