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Makeup & Muses: Sephora Color IQ

9/18/2013

Have you tried the Sephora + Pantone Color IQ yet? I saw an ad for it in my September issue and had an "OMG, where have you been all my life?" moment because I feel like I'm always wearing the wrong foundation. It either makes my skin look ghost-like or too dark for words.

I went to my local Sephora and had them get my Color IQ on. They place the matching device on three different parts of your face (since skin tone varies across your face) and then this number appeared on the screen: 1Y12. They put the number into the website and a bevy of foundations for my skin type popped up, including ones that work for dry skin.

After testing a couple on my hand, I went ahead with the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30 in Seychelles. I love a good tinted moisturizer, especially one that matches my medium dark with golden olive undertones!

Then I was like, "Two birds with one stone, Cheryl" and had the Sephora beauty expert fill in my brows. I'm using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Brunette, which is a brow pencil on one side and a brush on the other to even out the look. Also wearing Electro Baby Lips by Maybelline in Pink Shock courtesy of the giveaway I won on Style Through Her Eyes.
What do you think of the finished product?

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  1. You look awesome!! Really cool, I need to do that sometime. I think it would be loads easier to find products, instead of standing there trying to test them all. Super. Have a great day doll :)

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  2. i used to always go too light, and you realize it when you see your pictures! this is a great tool, and i like that it gives a bunch of options!

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  3. I need to do this .,
    Keep in touch,
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  4. You look fabulous and divalish!
    I need to head over to sephora, as soon as I find one that is.
    The brows look so great too!

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  5. You're a definite knock-out in this post !!

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  6. You look so gorge, Cheryl! That Maybelline Baby Lips shade looks great. And I must have the IQ thing done on me.

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  7. So cool and you look beautiful :)

    Kisses
    http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

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  8. I think they have a brilliant concept, I was just reading about this and would love to try it especially since it's most difficult for me to find exact shade matches for yellow undertones. Love the brows!

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  9. Looking GREAT Cheryl! I may pop by and make sure I have the right shade (perfect excuse to try a new brand xo)

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  10. I heard about this. They sent me an email. I need to get it done, because it definitely takes the guesswork out of finding the right shade.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  11. I am definitely going to get Color IQ'd today! You look gorgeous, as always, Cheryl!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

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  12. This is such a brilliant contraption, it will help all of us discover our best foundation! Hope it gets to Sa soon. You look beautiful!

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  13. So fabulous!
    Looks gorgeous and natural!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  14. I need to update my make-up set. Sephora is one of the best brands that I like! You look just natural with the shades you are using.

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  15. Really like! and also love your hair! :)

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  16. That's such a wonderful new tool they're using in stores! I think you look so lovely and I am so glad you're happy with the Baby Lips. Thanks for the mention :)

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  17. i want to get matched! i always chicken out, hehe, like it's a big ordeal or something. your brows look great!

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  18. OMG you look incredible, Cheryl! :)

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  19. i'm so jealous of your dimples. no fair. lol

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  20. I saw this product on TV but i wasn't too keen about it but seeing it here on your blog has just given me a change of heart. You look so fresh babes.

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  21. Hello dear,
    would you like to follow each other's blogs on facebook and bloglovin? Btw, love your blog's design, so chic!

    Best wishes,
    Gabriella
    http://gabriellawolf.blogspot.com/

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  22. I appreciate your visit hun! Happy Friday!

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  23. Hey Cheryl, thanks for the heads up on this, looks fantastic. Have a great weekend!

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  24. I've been dying to try the color IQ to see what it suggests. I usually just stick to my tinted moisturizer.

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