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Chanel....chanel...what am I missing....?
Oddly, today I finished the most recent Coco Chanel biography (amazing) and I also got a really weird email through my youtube that if I wanted a boy I should wear more Chanel scents and Guerlain makeup.  Crazy timing (and comment) right?  But I got to thinking...I used to wear Chanel scents and I used to wear even more of their makeup.  The latter I've recently gotten more into ..and the product can be excellent though not always.  So, if I want more boys, or just to buy the best of Chanel, what should I be buying (or is Guerlain a better bet)?
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Okay...I'm seeing a trend.  Boy is the one I've been looking for.  And the timing works with those Nordstrom notes! see post
Natural and SUPER lasting foundation
I am looking for a foundation that would last in the SUPER hot and humed climate of Costa Rica while looking natural and not paisty/cakey. Also, it ihas AWESOME ingredients. (I have super sensitive skin) Also, I already use Dr. Jart BB spf 45 for my sunscreen and primer. Any ideas team?   PS, I have combination skin and falls on the lighter and cooler side of shades. THANK YOU  
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Lasting and natural foundation!
I am looking for a foundation that would last in the SUPER hot and humed climate of Costa Rica while looking natural and not paisty/cakey. Also, it ihas AWESOME ingredients. (I have super sensitive skin) Also, I already use Dr. Jart BB spf 45 for my sunscreen and primer. Any ideas team? 
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BEAUTY BUFF heenalamba / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Try the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Foundation, it is long lasting while giving you a lightweight flawless finish. see post
orange tones in hair
Ok so a few months ago I decided to go blonde with sets of highlights over my dark red hair. I've done 4 sets so far but there is still a lot of orange tones in the bottom 1/3 of my hair or so, because before the red I dyed my hair black a few times. I do use a purple shampoo but that works only for the yellowish tones in my hair, not so much for the orange. I know I can purchase a toner but I'd really rather leave everything to my hair dresser. If she goes over the orange sections again with another set of highlights, will the orange lift on it's own? Looks fine when it's down but I like doing my hair in a high bun and it's all a nice blonde except for the bun part that's an ugly orange lol.
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xojlg / NEWCOMER / replied
Ok I will ask her about it next time I go. Yeah the orange was already there as soon as the highlights were put in which I expected. It's just annoying and ugly lol hopi... see post
Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Wheat for pale contouring
I was told that the perfect contouring shade for my skin would be Bobbi Brown's eyeshadow in wheat... which of course Sephora doesn't sell. Anyone have very fair skin with pink undertones who can suggest comparables?
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Help choosing a foundation
Dear beauty experts,   I have never invested in a high end foundation and I am trying to do so but am really unsure on which brand or type to try. I have normal skin, with an oily t-zone. My skin tends to react sensitively to some products (i,e, breakouts on my cheek or forehead) but generally my skin behaves and remains clear. I have issues with foundations accentuating my pores around my nose/cheeks.   I'm looking for a light-medium coverage foundation that will last all day, can be every-day, but will particularly serve me well for my sister's wedding. This includes humidity, photography, and a lot of running around.   I was considering MUFE HD or Face and Body but now I'm not so sure.   Any advice is welcome, my budget would be less than $50 I think.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
In addition to finding a good foundation formula, incorporating things like primers, concealer, and powder can all contribute to improved/prolonged wear and a more reali... see post
Should a primer be used if you are only using a tinted moisturizer and a powder
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Primers can be used prior to any of the following:   -Tinted moisturizer -BB/CC creams (though they have priming abilities, if skin needs extra focus for things such ... see post
SPF causing whitecast in photographs
Anyone else find this super annoying? I have a bunch of foundations in my current collection that I love - both drugstore and some high end that I've tried that all seem to have SPF in it. Now during the day when I'm just going to work or whatever obviously I don't mind, I wear moisturizer with SPF on a daily basis anyways. But my foundations I prefer to wear on a night out (due to coverage, flawless-ness, etc..) always seem to have SPF as well. I'm alright pretty white as it is lol so it's pretty frustrating. I kind of wish they didn't include it in foundation so that if you feel you need it, you could just add a moisturizer underneath.
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xojlg / NEWCOMER / replied
It really is annoying. I even found the MUFE HD foundation to give me a whitecast .. I didn't think there was any SPF in that though. :s see post
Fullest coverage concealer
I need to cover a tattoo on my wrist so I need a product with very high coverage. What is the fullest coverage concealer? What have you tried?
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SPECIAL GUEST evelynemarcil / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
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hi im super new to the advance make up
Hi! so i got the Anastasia contour kit and i have no clue how to use it. i have looked up sevreal youtube how to videos and still cant get it right. i have a heart shaped face and no matter how i try i just look the same every time! 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Bayrae24! Highlighting and contouring can require quite a bit of practice before you get a confident hand on application and technique. I would suggest visiting your... see post
Genderqueer Makeup
Hi,    So, I'm a Genderqueer person. For those who don't know, it means that I don't identify with the regular gender binary (Male and Female), but instead identify as somewhere in between. I heard that this forum was a good place for beauty advice and wasn't too judgemental, so I thought this might be a good place for me to ask some of my questions.   I was assigned male at birth (AMAB), and I'm looking for makeup that will help give my face a more androgynous look. I find this particularly difficult for myself, because I keep growing facial hair and my eyebrows are incredibly bushy (I have dark facial and brow hair, btw). I know the simple solution is to shave and get my brows waxed/plucked/threaded, but even though I do shave every single morning, I still have a lot of shadow left behind (Especially on my upper lip).    What foundation, and also proper makeup regimen, would be right to help de-masculinize my face, and what proper tools will I need for it? If anyone can give me even a few pointers, I would really appreciate it.    Some extra facts about me:  -I have a round face. Would this need any altering? -My skin tone is very white with little tan. How can I figure out what shade would be best? -Overall, I have very sensitive skin that's also acne prone. How can I find a good makeup that won't cause at least too many breakouts? Are there any specific brands that are considered to be more safe than others?   Thank you in advance for any answers.   -I hope this is still a safe space-  
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HALL OF FAMER kellsmuneoka / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My friend is genderqueer (AMAB) but prefers a more feminine but natural look. Contouring and highlighting is your best friend...try to keep it a cool toned grey/taupe to... see post
Any product suggestions for ice pick scars - not involving lasers?
Hi I had some deep scarring on my cheeks (that everyone knows no amount of make up can cover!) - these have lessened with laser treatments. But with some residual scarring still left, wanted to know if anyone can recommend (EFFECTIVE) products to lessen scarring. 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're looking for skin care based products, look for a product containing peptides and also alpha hydroxy acids. Peptides are the amino acids that help repair and su... see post
How do I contour for my face shape? ☺️I've been told my face round, oval, and in between?...
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Start with Sephora's pocket contour on a mobile device. You'll take a picture of yourself, system will tell you shape and where to contour on your actual face, and can s... see post
Skin Care Recomendations- Dry/Oily Acne Prone
Just a bit of a back story- I have oily acne prone skin. After months of experimenting with skincare products I  finally was able to clear up most of the acne. For a month I had the best skin of my life, it was hydrated and not super oily with the occasional pimple that I could get rid of in 2 days.   A while ago I got the deluxe sample of the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil. I started using the night I received it. I used it for about 5 days and I noticed that the area on the sides of my nose had a dry patch on both sides. I could tell because my foundation would cling to that area and it didnt look smooth anymore, my face had texture where I didnt have it before. By the 7th day for the first time ever my skin felt dry and tight, even after I moisturized. I could apply enough moisturizer, my skin would just soak it up. Apart from being dry it would still get oily in my tzone through out the day.     I realized that the Luna sleeping oil was the only thing that I had really changed in my routine and stopped using immediately. My skin has not been able to recover since. It doesnt feel tight but it still looks very dry and it showed when I applied makeup. My foundation clings and cracks on the sides of where nostrils are and looks really dry. The texture really never disappeared but it did subside a bit. I increased my water intake and stop using a bunch of my acne products that would dry out my skin in hopes of it helping, but I cant seem to get it to the state it was before.    Did this happen to anyone else using luna oil??   What are some product recomendations for people with dehydrated/oily/acne prone skin? 
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What is your favorite thing about the Fall?
So, I am not a summer person, I hate the heat and sweating the minute I step outside.   I am an indoor kind of gal in the Summer! I never would have survived before air conditioning! LOL. Anyway, there are so many things that I love about the Fall. Care to share what you love? For me, I would say the thing I like the most is just the crisp Autumn weather, where you can cozy up in a sweater or jacket and walk around without all the humidity. Plus, Halloween is my favorite holiday and my wedding anniversary is in October as well.
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HALL OF FAMER Zpsid91 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Football season! Apple picking and pumpkin picking! Warm apple cider and bourbon (ok I can drink that anytime ;) ) I am much more a warm weather person, so I don't love... see post
What color NARS Radiant Concealer color?
What color NARS Radiant Concealer color should I get if I wear Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk 4.5 or MUFE HD Foundation in 118/Y325?
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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Depending on what you're looking to conceal - blemishes, undereyes, etc...   If you want something on the light/bright side - Vanilla or Custard If you want something... see post
Make Up For Ever Vol One- The Nudes
Hi everyone!    I want to get more thoughts and opinions on the MUFE Nudes palette.    Check out my blog for swatches and my personal review. - nikkipavis.blogspot.com    Let's talk makeup! 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, NikkiPavis!   Outside links aren't allowed (per forum rules), but if you're looking to promote/share your personal beauty blog, post it in the below thread so it w... see post
Need a new blush!
Okay, this is the second post I've started in the last ten minutes.. LOL. Girls, I'm in need a new blush- not right now, but for Christmas. (Yes, I'm an early shopper!) I have the bareMinerals blush(almost out of it!) and loved it, and I once got a sample of the Tarte blush and loved it also.. Right now I'm using the Josie Maran coconut water cheek gelee- I got it a few weeks ago when I went to Sephora, (I just got the $13 travel size one!) to hold me over till I could get a better blush for Christmas. I've never tried the JM cheek gelee until I bought it, and its okay. I don't think I'll be getting it again after its gone.. The good thing is it does last all day long- because whenever I touch my cheek it feels as if someone put ear wax all over! LOL! I don't put too much on, but I hate touching my face and feeling that sticky-ness!  I am really interested in the Tarte 24 Amazonian clay blush, bareMinerals blush, or the Clinque cheek pop.  I prefer blushes to be in a compact, like the tarte one, but then again I don't mind the bareMinerals blush packaging. Please help me!  Thank you! XOXOXO PS. Whatever blush I choose in the end I will need a shade also-- if anyone can suggest a blush shade with the blush brand they recommend that'd be greatly appreciated! I have red hair, a light(ish) complexion, and brown eyes(don't know if that helps or not!)  Thanks again! Oh and I also have freckles... Lol. 
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BEAUTY BOSS Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Ha-ha thank you! Definitely will enjoy the search! see post
What is a great nude/pink lipstick shade for a bride?
I'm getting married in October and I'm looking for a great, long lasting, lip color. I want something that will register on camera, but still be feminine and natural. I'm thinking a pinky nude. Any suggestions? 
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BEAUTY BOSS Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
 Hi there! Congrats on getting married! :D  I'm not sure what type of formulation you are looking for in a lip product, but the Sephora Collection Luster Matte Long We... see post
Q. Difference between UD Naked palettes?
Hi all! Awhile ago I did a post on what eye shadow palette I should get for Christmas- I was mainly interested in matte shadows. But now I'm kind of changing my mind and looking into the Naked Palettes from Urban Decay!  As long as they aren't full or glitter or fall out, I'm good!  But my question is, (for people who own all 3 or even just one of them), what is the difference between the Naked 1, 2, & 3?  I have heard that the Naked 1 is more warm toned, but I'm still not sure. If anyone has any swatches of them I'd love to see a picture(s). I prefer more natural shades, too. If it helps any I have red hair, light(ish) complexion, and brown eyes. I know a lot of people love these palettes, and  it makes me interested in them and want one of my own!  Hopefully they aren't glitter shades. To me they look a little shimmerish, maybe metallic, and maybe some matte. And Hopefully the color pay off is good too- and the colors last all day and don't fade.(?) I always use UD potion primer anyway though! Thank you! ~XOXOXO
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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. 1. All three are full of glitter/shimmer. 2. 1 is neutral, 2 is cool toned, 3 is warm/pink/rose gold toned 3. Swatches are literally all over Google - just search for ... see post
iso something to use as a lip primer with spf. Any suggestions?
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The texture is one that I really enjoy too (very similar to the Anthony Logistics, another fave of mine). see post
non comedogenic moisturizers
is the moisturizer Aqua Bomb by Belif non comedogenic? if not, which brand makes one
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
While the term "non-comedogenic" isn't used on its product page, Belif's Aqua Bomb does state this: What else you need to know: This product is dermatologist tested a... see post
Laura Mercier Sugar Frost Caviar Stick Dupe?
Hi there! Does anyone know a good dupe for the Laura Mercier caviar stick in Sugar Frost? I'm obsessed with the color/formula but I've already gone through 2 of them and I'd love to see if I could find a similar color that's a little less pricey. Thank you for your suggestions!
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best products to help even out acne prone sensitive skin
Hello. I have an oily skin and for the past few months had a lot of breakouts. I went to a dermatologist and took a treatment which helped me greatly. Now that my skin has got rid of most of the acne and blackheads I have some acne marks and hyper pigmentation which I would like to treat now. However, as I have been struggling against those breakouts for the past few months I am being very skeptical of many products as I am scared they might break me out again. I need something that will help even my skin tone and texture. The price of the product is not an issue as long as I am sure It will help with the hyper pigmentation(post acne marks, slightly uneven skin tone, and some freckles on my T zone) and also fight against future breakouts. I would like anti acne products, serums, cleansers that're dermatology tested and clinically proved to work. Would appreciate any kind of advise and recommendations.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Since you've ventured to a dermatologist before and if you're currently hesitant on relying on over the counter products to treat the post acne marks/hyperpigmentation, ... see post
concealer (undereye) and eye cream recs (read on please)
I got the ever popular NARS concealer when I went to Sephora awhile ago. I listened to the associate when she recommended this to me based on what I was looking for: great coverage, long lasting, and NO CREASING! The NARS was what she recommended. I am not impressed now. The coverage? Wonderful. The lasting and non creasing power? Disappointing for the price tag. I have to carry this w/ me to work and reapply so my dark circles don't completely come through. Am I asking too much for a concealer to completely cover, last, and not crease?    What are good eye creams to wear under concealer? 
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SPECIAL GUEST collegebrd / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Concealer wise I find that NARS is concentrated, which is one of the few good things about it so I don't need to apply maybe 3 small dots under my eye and blend with my ... see post
Make up to impress
I've seen things where people say they don't wear makeup to impress guys when guys can't tell the difference between black and navy, or Half Baked from Chopper in the Naked line. Things like that. I remember somewhere in the threads someone posted one with two lipsticks, I thought it was the funniest thing. So as a fun little game, fill in the blanks " You think I wear makeup to impress a guy who can't tell the difference between______and_____?"
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BEAUTY BOSS Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
LOL. Boys.:P see post
Shiseido sheer matifying spf 22, Clinique stay matte, or transluscent powder?
i have oily skin and I use Missha's bb cream in shade 21. However, my skin gets oily through the day around the forehead, chin, and nose. It also gets shiny so which of the two above is best? Do you recommend blotting paper. However, I think it's a waste of money to buy it if it is going to be used once everyday.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi junee15,   I think either of these products would be fine to use if you want to touch up during the day - although if you want to do frequent touch ups I would le... see post
Hair line for very sensitive skin
I need hair care products (shampoo, conditioner, styling cream...) for very sensitive skin.  I have not had a dermetologist do skin tests, but I break out very easily with alcohol, fragrance, sulfates...  Thank you!
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BEAUTY WHIZ ajf1 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Try products from Lush. They do solid shampoo bars (which I love!) and traditional ones as well in addition to conditioners and stylers. If you live near one tou can get... see post
Dehydrated skin HELPPPP!
Hi, I'm more frustrates by my facial skin. In recent years, I can not find "MIRACLE" cream which helps my skin was dehydrated through the day. In fact, I always feel (specially to temperature change, inside and outside) of sebum on my skin and a feeling of discomfort, tightness especially the knowledge level forehead and cheeks. I know my skin need water and hydration. So I try Caudalie products (serum ,day cream) serum is a very good, my skin drank immediately the product, but the cream is nothing changed . After i try the gel-cream Fresh but I would have put in three times a day. So I go with Josie Argan Serum .. for now I do not see any difference but that is less than a month . For the cream i was advised to try Ole Henriksen Vitamin Plus, but my skin beginning more to tug and dry me Help please
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cvanessa91 / NEWCOMER / replied
Ok good thank you for all recommandations :) see post
Would Becca Opal work with fair skin (nc15)? Or mixed in with moonstone?
I was wondering if Opal could work on fair skin (I have slight yellow undertone). I would most likely will be mixing it with moonstone though, but curious if it could work alone as well? I bought Champagne Pop, but I'm on the fence about it. It's not too dark at all, but it just kind of sits on top of my skin, if that makes sense. It doesn't really "melt" into the skin. It's obvious I put some shimmer on my skin. Any feedback would be wonderful!
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HALL OF FAMER Tirah / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Did you see the new poured highlighter in Pearl?   http://www.sephora.com/shimmering-skin-perfector-poured-P395159?skuId=1699594 see post