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andyhtrieu
Charlotte Tilbury at Nordstrom!
Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale Early Access is going on and I stumbled across Charlotte Tilbury!
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meecheroo
BEAUTY GURU meecheroo / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Is the anniversary sale in person only or is it available online? I went to their website, and it's asking for my Nordstrom credit or debit card number. Is it asking thi... see post
dissolvedgirl
Spend total vs points
If I use my points will be spend total be reduced too? I'm only $50 away from VIB so want to make sure I wouldn't miss out if I opted to claim some points!
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TylerTremallose
Does Marc Jacobs ACTUALLY work on his products?
Sephora posted a few videos and he seems to talk more about the packaging than the product itself. He seems kinda clueless about his stuff in fact. Or in my opinion he does. Does he actually know about the actual makeup or just the packaging?   If just feels awkward watching him and it seems like hes trying to figure out what to say about the product.  What do yall think?
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sjpayne
BEAUTY BOSS sjpayne / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
CORPORATEK
Blush colors for Auburn hair, Hazel eyes, Yellow/Neutral undertones
Hi,   I feel like I always choose blush colors that are too light (aka Nars Sex Appeal) that just disappear on my skin.   Any recommendations for Auburn hair, Hazel eyes, Yellow/Neutral undertones, Very fair, slightly ruddy???!!!!   THANKS!!!
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CORPORATEK
IT GIRL CORPORATEK / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
THANKS everybody!!!!! :)      What lip colors would go well with Kat Von D Truth??? I wouldn't be able to wear a coral with that right? see post
basmelech
beginner to makeup
hi! funny-- though i am turning 17 in less than two months i have not yet begun to wear makeup. i have dark brown hair, eyes and fairly dark coloring (always attempting to tan ). i am looking for a sophisticated, simple, a touch more than natural look (i dont find the purple eyeshadow, pink cheeks and lips attractive) for a makeup design. if you have the time, what do you recommend?  thank you. 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Basmelech!   In addition to the advice provided so far, I would to like add that I hope your attempts at tanning is through means of self-tanners, sprays, gels, lo... see post
HelloCoffee
Sagging eyelids?
I am in my early 30s and am starting to notice that my eyelids are beginning to droop a bit. The skin isn't as tight as it used to be and my makeup doesn't come out as well as it used to (the shadow in the crease). I used the search bar, and the answers were from 2010-2012, nothing too recent (there may be new products?). I know there are no miracle products, but can anyone suggest an eye cream/serum that will help to prevent future eyelid sagging? Thanks!
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HelloCoffee
HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
thanks for the extra vote, friedrice!  see post
sephoramusthave
What are you wearing today?
What makeup is everyone wearing today?   Today I am wearing:   1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP   and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50   So c'mon now...confess!
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That is very pretty.  I cannot wait to see what all you buy during the sale.  This morning, I almost opened a Nordstrom credit card, but I decided I will just live vicar... see post
kellyzollo
Thick, coarse, dry hair recommendation for shampoo and conditioner?
Hi ladies I am looking to switch up my hair from drugstore brands that I have tried in the past and was looking for some advice. I currently have medium length hair that I am growing out over the summer.   My hair is constantly dry no matter what I am using to clean it and lately has felt always greasy too. Recently I have been switching between different brands once they start to leave my hair so greasy and lacking in moisture. I also itch a lot on my scalp which seems really weird. I have gone between Paul Mitchell, Garnier to the Loreal line and at this point I am ready to get something better. I have tried everything so I am thinking it is time to have a salon quality routine now. I have thick, coarse, dry hair that I do color twice a year at most. I would really love shiny, healthy hair that doesn't look so dry and damaged all the time.
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY WHIZ blackunicorn / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Definitely ditch the sulfate in your shampoo. And yes, Wen is an excellent product, I would use it all the time if I could! see post
ilovetopurplefy
So I'm thinking about buying the magic balls that are Guerlain Meteorites
After getting a summer job and making some pretty good money so far, I decided I want to splurge on my first high end product. I wasn't sure at first but then decided on purchasing the Meteorites from all your reviews. Are the"magic balls" worth getting for sure? Thank you!!
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY WHIZ blackunicorn / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I'm really bummed that they contain talc! I mean, it's such a high-end product, what a bummer. I was gonna buy them! see post
meecheroo
The Simpsons makeup line
  Mac is launching this in August. By the way, if anyone wants to look like Marge Simpson, just apply some turmeric spice as a mask onto your face. That stuff won't come off for a while lol I made that mistake.
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kas045
A return with a lecture just what I wanted.
  My Local Sephora is usually fantastic, never had a complaint about them... until today. I returned 5 products in-store today.. from 4 separate purchases I made during spring fling. 2 unused and unopened... and 3 products I really disliked. So the teller calls over the manager because it is a larger return, which I totally understand.. The manager looks at me and says.. You want to return all of these, you used them all.. and are returning them? Don't you know you can get samples so you don't waste so much product." and gives me an eye roll and a condescending look. So I tell her that 2 are unused and the other 3 products were all skin care and did not work for my skin.. I thought used products that didn't work were able to be returned.. Is this not the case? Or does everyone, get a lecture when they return a product used? Curious if you guys make returns of used products? I personally am really turned off getting samples from jars and such because people are constantly putting their dirty hands in to the product and them I am supposed to put that on my face. Just a gross thought for me. Am I wrong in returning used Skincare?
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sjpayne
BEAUTY BOSS sjpayne / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I rarely if ever return something, with or without a receipt, and don't get something else of equal or greater value.  I clearly am willing to spend plenty of money ther... see post
ilovpurses
Beauty over 50
Well that was the most depressing hour of my life. I decided to google "beauty over 50" and I just feel like shooting myself lol. Apparently I'm supposed to wear tinted moisturizer (no foundation), 1-2 at most neutral eye shadows (no color under any circumstances) and forget about lipstick with color. Yes maam - keep that whole face as boring as neutral as possible.   You guys have no idea how this does NOT jive with my personality. I've worn makeup my entire life and I cannot tell you how often I've had ppl come up to me if I'm at a makeup counter and ask me for advice because they thought I worked there.    I understand at my ripe old age of 50 I shouldn't be glowing in the dark decked out with sparkles and glitter but my God, I just bought the Marc Jacobs Siren palette and I love it!! But apparently I should gather up all my non neutral makeup and bury it in the backyard.   Say it isn't so. 
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jozkid
HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It is not so.    I actually just read something recently that suggested that women "of a certain age" should actually wear more color in their foundations, blushes and... see post
Zpsid91
Jubilant July Hauls
It's July!!! Time to start a new thread for all the amazing July hauls from you guys! Please post all your hauls, big or small, beauty or non-beauty...can't wait to see them all!!   To start us off - here is a tiny sample haul from Dr. Hauschka
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Congrats, Jessica.  No matter how you got it, a haul is a haul.  This is an awesome haul too.   see post
laosjo
skin care line for 50 age range
Hi i have normal to dry skin , some large pores on nose area,  and do have some fines line as well the 11 lines and  deep lines around mouth area,  also have some neck lines.  can someone suggest a good line for this age?
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ShelleeB
ShelleeB / NEWCOMER / replied
I recently started the Perricone line and am extremely pleased.  High Potency Face Lift and the High Potency Extreme night repair.  I am also using the Acyl-Glutathione ... see post
LaurenH8869
My points aren't showing up on my online account?
I have purchased products from Sephora in store and used my card each time. But it says my point balance is $0 and that I have no transaction history. The first purchase I made was in the US and thats when I signed up for the Beauty Insider program, but they said it was okay that I live in Canada and that it would still work when I shopped at Canadian Stores.
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Reba1110
Reba1110 / NEWCOMER / replied
Hey I'm having the same problem. I went to Sephora a couple weeks ago to have them link my email and still nothing. see post
Bren8267
Acne and dry/combination skin
I have acne and very dry and oily skin and cannot find the right makeup to cover/look good without being cakey. Any suggestions?
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Crimsonsketch
BEAUTY MAVEN Crimsonsketch / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I know you're asking about make-up, and you may already be happy with your skin care, but it's possible that you actually have sensitive skin which is reacting all over ... see post
rubydanielle
facial sweat
i tend to get a lot of facial sweat when i go out. is there a product that help prevent some of the sweat?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hey there, RubyDanielle!   Is the matter of excessive sweating when you're outdoors something that affects your entire body, or even portions of your body, as well as ... see post
Paigeeeee
Foundation
I'm looking for the perfect foundation! I have combination skin.. Can any one give me any suggestions in foundations?  I've tried one brand which is not a Sephora brand, I've heard plenty of good reviews on Sephora make up.   Thanks Paige
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
What level of coverage are you looking for? Light, medium, or full?  see post
babybear04
To "tone" or not to "tone", that is the question!
Hi everyone!   So it's been, like forever, since I last posted on here.  Oh, how I've missed this beauty realm!  Anyway, I have an interesting topic I'd like to share and hear your thoughts on!   I grew up as the niece of a Mary Kay consultant, and from day one I was always told that every beauty regimen consisted of "cleansing, toning, and moisturizing".  In attempts to combat my acne-prone skin, I researched and researched the best ways to achieve clear skin and realized that toning isn't always the key to healthy, acne-free skin--everyone's skin is different, and sometimes being too harsh or using products that are too drying can actually CAUSE acne.  I had finally found a routine and products that worked and, through trial-and-error, discovered ingredients that aggravate my skin (which I now avoid).  Before, I had been using Murad's AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser twice a day (I can already hear the gasps) and my skin was clearer than it had been in a while and my skin seemed to tolerate the exfoliation.  However, I'm moving to Florida in three weeks and was just recently there to scout out the area.  MAN, had I forgotten how HOT, HUMID, and MUGGY it is! Phew!! Guess what happened?  Of course my skin was constantly oily, and instantly began to break out.  And my Murad cleanser instantly seemed to stop helping and began aggravating my skin.  So when I returned home (Ohio), I realized that I really need to rethink my skincare routine and LISTEN to my skin.   ANYWAY, long story short, I re-visited my toner, Sea Breeze Original Formula.  I used this long ago, but stopped due to the fact that I was afraid of drying out my skin too much and therefore causing my skin to produce too much oil and therefore creating acne.  **ugh, the deadly cycle**.  So I've been using a gentle cleanser morning and night, followed by my Sea Breeze toner (I hate that they call it an *astringent*...it sounds so....harsh), followed by a gentle, basic moisturizer or my beloved Argan Oil.   Honestly, my skin improved overnight.  So I wondered, am I really CLEANING my skin enough?  Today, I experimented with just that!  I had nothing to do today (and by nothing, I mean NOTHING!) So that meant no makeup, nada. I cleansed, toned, and moisturized this morning at around 9:00.  It's 7:00 pm now and I was feeling grimy, so I cleansed my face then just took a few cotton rounds and toner and swiped them on my face.   OH. MY. GOSH....THE DIRT!!! It's unbelievable!! And this is from literally doing anything and not wearing any makeup!!! I'm just stunned by how much dirt and grime my toner and cotton pad were able to pick up, and it has really made me reconsider the methods in which we "clean" our face.  I know toners aren't for everyone, and I've been against them ever since I did my research on clearing acne-prone skin.  But my golly, I'm just stunned so I had to share this with you all, pictures included!!  I used it several times, the first cotton round being the first swipe, and the last one being a clean, un-used one (just so you can see the difference).   How do you feel about toners, and if you use 'em, which ones do you prefer?   P.S.  Sorry for the super. Incredibly. Long. Post.  It's been way too long, and I felt the need to be thorough.  Plus, as I said, I had NOTHING to do today, which equals boredom.  Which equals this post.  
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Notcreative...that's where I got my 'finishing thoughts'...your post! LOL :D see post
laurbald01
Need New Skin Care Routine- Mid 20s, Combination Skin
I am in search of a skin care routine that will even out my skin tone (redness in my cheeks I have had all of my life as well as acne scars). I am interested in finding a routine that includes all of the works (cleanser, toner, serums, etc) for what might work for my combination skin. I am in my mid-20s and concerned about aging so I would like the moisturizer to include SPF for day wear.
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Laurbald01,   I've followed/read Lylysa's  suggestions/advice carefully since becoming a member. Lylysa gathers information as one would do for a clinical medical h... see post
ashleenicoleex3
Winged Liner Help
Every time I do liquid liner or gel liner and I do a wing, when I open my eye the wing gets cut off and it looks weird and it annoys me. I don't know if it has to do with the shape of my eye or how i'm doing the wing but how can I prevent this from happening so the wing doesn't get cut off and so i can actually see it?
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ashleenicoleex3
BEAUTY WHIZ ashleenicoleex3 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you so much! i don't know I haven't thought about watching videos haha i'm gonna go look some up. see post
notcreative
Deals too good to pass Up!
I have been getting a lot of great emails.  Hopefully, some of these deals can come in handy for the rest of you.  Have you seen any awesome ones you want to share?  Now, is a great time to haul.      
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Shrewdle
BEAUTY WHIZ Shrewdle / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
1st of all...this is an awesome thread!   I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but I recently found a blog that is dedicated to tracking Gift with Purchases... see post
roxystar4
Roxy Boxy TSB
Once I get the box back I'll pick out some items and donate the remaining items to 'The River' (a local organization that takes and redistributes new and used makeup/beauty items to women in need). I've given beauty products to this organization before and they're really good.   * Please make sure every item is in a plastic ziplock bag to prevent spills.   Donts’s ■ DON'T keep the box for more than two days. Keep it moving! If you are traveling or a special circumstance comes up, we can work to rearrange things. (ALSO YOU MUST INCLUDE A TRACKING NUMBER it makes it more fun anticipating your turn) ■ DON'T put unsanitary items of any sort into the TSB. We want to have fun and get gorgeous, not sickly ■ DON'T put any drugstore items into the TSB. ■ No reserve items in the box for others, and don’t ask to have any items reserved for you. This is unfair to others participating. ■ DON'T swatch items from the box. This is a hygienic precaution that we must take, as a lot of people will be handling these items. ■ DON'T take more than what you put in. Please trade at or above each item’s retail value.   Do’s ♥ Please contribute high-end beauty products only. No drugstore items. If you have questions or you are unsure of an item, ask! ♥ Unused, swatched or lightly used products are perfectly acceptable. Well-loved items are not (unless explicitly requested by the next person or there has been a posted picture and someone requested that item). Again, if you’re unsure, ask! ♥ Swatched/used items must be labeled as such. ♥ All opened items must be cleaned/sanitized prior to their addition to the box. ♥ Send your address to the person above you in a PM. ♥ Package things carefully! Try to leave the TSB in better condition than you found it  ♥ Please seal any items that could leak/spill/make a mess accordingly. ♥ Most importantly, share your experience! Please post a photo and a description of the box, what you took, and what you contributed.   Allowed: ☆High-end, clean makeup/skincare items (including makeup bags, brushes, etc. If you have questions, refer to other TSB threads or just ask!) ☆Fragrance (be sure to package bottles properly!) ☆Nail polish (again, be careful!)   Not allowed: ☆Pre-made samples ☆ NO used/swatched lip wands (the kind you dunk the wand in or things like stila lipglaze) ☆Heavily used items ☆ Drugstore items ☆Used items that haven’t been cleaned/sanitized ☆Questionable items (always ask if you have doubts!)   If you cannot take photos, Do Not Sign Up, please *******PUT BETTER OR EQUAL PRICED ITEMS IN FOR WHAT YOU TAKE OUT TO KEEP UP THE INTEGRITY OF THE BOX*********   Final Verdict on Mascara- A lot of the GWP mascaras are not sealed. It is ok to include these mascaras in the box ONLY IF THEY ARE UNUSED. Please be honest (it's a matter of health!). Also, please be aware that some of the mascaras may be dried out upon opening them. Only open them if you selected them as your item. Please be honest when it comes to this.   Also, please pick up a large priority box at the post office prior to receiving the box. This is so we can streamline things (get the box to everyone faster in case the box breaks or there's a spill).   -send your address to the person above you   -post a picture and text what you are taking and what you put in BEFORE you send the box on.   roxystar4 -------> 9405509699937585873456 1. bombshell30  -------> 91149011898666880867309 2. ghkim -------> 9405903699300192324806 3. Drrragon -------> 9405509699938501015349 4. DandyLionFluff  -------> 5. beethousand  -------> 9405 9036 9930 0200 9057 75 6. cig01 ------->  9405903699300202919046 7. Mafan ------->  9405 9036 9930 0206 3663 65 8. melde ------->  9405 9036 9930 0209 3112 70 9. Kalex ------->  9405909699937678739230 10. Garnett   -------> 9114901230803490105224 11. RJAMLT 12. dannyc 13. AznAngelLiz roxystar4 ------>  The River
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melde
HALL OF FAMER melde / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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Aimes11
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush
I'm interested in trying the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush, but I'm unsure of which color to buy. I have blonde hair, blue eyes and fair skin. I am a little tanner than usual at the moment, but I'd like something that will work in the summer months as well. Any suggestions?
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IAmLadyLiterary
BEAUTY MASTER IAmLadyLiterary / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
The nice thing about Tarte Blushes is that most of them will work for any complexion you just have to be light handed if you are fair like me :) My favourites are Dollfa... see post
rdesigns
Anyone Try The 24k Donna Bella Products That Were On Hautelook?
I bought three different 24k Donna Bella products from Hautelook recently because I thought it was a much less expensive way to try the brand.       I tried one of the products the other night - the 24k Deep Facial Peeling.  It left an awful gum residue on my face that actually balled up and got stuck on every facial hair on my lower jaw/chin area.  I had to use alcohol to remove it.  I am wondering if Hautelook sold expired or bad product?  It is also a non-returnable final-sale item, and Hautelook is refusing to take it back.      Has anyone else tried this product?  If so, does it really do this, or did I get a bad product? I am now afraid to try the other products I bought because I have to wonder about their freshness/authenticity. Thanks!
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Leahmiah
Leahmiah / NEWCOMER / replied
Those MSRP's are SO totally over-inflated to seem like we're getting a great value. That's so gross. I hate feeling like I'm being treated as dumb, that I wouldn't deduc... see post
mnwoolley
Help with Kat V D lock it foundation color
I need help with a color for Kat V D lock it foundation. I currently have light 49 and need one shade darker. My color IQ is 1Y09 any suggestions?
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Mary092
BEAUTY MAVEN Mary092 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I plugged in your color IQ and 1Y10 would be your next/darker shade. The 1Y10 skin tone match would be Medium 64. see post
rudolph
Kat V D lock it tattoo foundation help with color
I need help with a color match for kat v d lock it tattoo foundation I am medium complexion with yellow undertones and lightly tan. any suggestions please?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mnwoolley,   I answered your question here>http://bit.ly/1jub1H0. see post
andyhtrieu
Get creative!
I want everyone to get out of their comfort zone and do something creative or crazy with your eye makeup! It was actually Meagboho's idea for me to start this thread   Here's mine for today. I don't get to work with purples, pinks, or bold eyelashes on anyone, so that's I came up with this look. I wish the colors showed up better on camera though. If you ave anything that you want me to try to recreate, post them below   Ignore that giant pimple on my cheek haha.   I'll be posting regularly in here with random looks that I come up with!   update: products used in for this look: Maybelline cream eye shadow in Barely Branded Wet n Wild Petal Pusher palette MAC Omega L'Oreal Infallible eye shadows in Burst into Bloom and Purple Priority L'Oreal Infallible gel eyeliner ELF cream eyeliner Cre8tion lashes in #41 and Ardell Demi Wispies
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Girly2Shoes
BEAUTY BUFF Girly2Shoes / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Please try, if I can, you can.  see post
heylookitsemma
Any product recommendations for people with sensitive eyes?
As far as using makeup goes, I am a complete noobie, but I have really sensitive eyes (get real red and puffy, very itchy and watery,  not fun) and I have no idea which kinds of products would work for me. And any other advice would also be awesome, considering I'm a teenager who has no idea what she is doing, and does not want to look like a raccoon or like they let a kindergartner draw on their face.    Thanks so much!
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have both meibomian gland dysfunction & ocular roscaea. I also have upper/lower (4 ) punctal plugs. I always thought I had eye allergies, but, the compromised ocular s... see post
sulfate
Has anyone tried Dermapen micro-needling?
My dermatologist, who is normally very conservative, recommended Dermapen sessions. I'm usually a skeptic when it comes to these sorts of things so I thought I'd see if any of you had tried it. Thank you!
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sace021
BEAUTY PRO sace021 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'm going to agree with this.  Intact skin is our primary protection against infection.  Every one of those miniature punctures is a potential for infection.  If you wer... see post