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Hi, I used to have really nice tight curls but I had dyed it blonde and also did keratin treatment to smooth out my hair and that gave loose curs with lots of frizziness that I have now. I was wondering is there any advice or products I can use to get my tight curls back in the way I had them?   Thank you!
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I have been in the process of revamping my entire beauty and skincare routine because I was way overdue for an overhaul...While I have replaced my three most commonly used brushes, for the rest, this is still one of the "categories" I am still on the fence about. Call me crazy but I feel that if you use something every day regardless of what kind of look you are going for for that day the way we might use a foundation brush or blush brush, I feel that is should be something you love and look forward to using and I'm looking for some inspiration to shake things up a bit. I'm hoping everyone here can chime in on what you prefer and how they work best for you (IE, gel, cream, pressed powder, loose powder, what level of coverage it gives, do they multi-task, etc). For the record, I am including tools like the BeautyBlenders, etc. in the umbrella term of "brushes" here.   Ok, with that being said: What are your preferred all-over/face brushes? Cheek brushes? Eye brushes? Lip brushes? Body brushes if you use them? Any that you use solely for application of skincare products? Any brushes that you use for an alternate purpose than what they are marketed as?    As for my current faves: Spoiler (Highlight to read)  Sephora Classic Multitasker Powder Brush #45 - I use this for foundation. I like that it can apply full coverage as many of the ones originally recommended to me as "full coverage" or "can build up to full coverage" weren't actually achieving full coverage. I currently use it for pressed powder foundation but have heard from multiple people that it works well with liquids or creams too but I'd have to experiment with that some more before I could give any accurate reviews of its performance in that field. I have the Mini version of this for travel too and while it does take a bit longer for application because the bush head is smaller, it does work well if you are short on space but still want to create the same effects while out on vacation.   Hakuho-do + Sephora Pro - Wedge Sloping Powder Brush and Fan Cheek Brush: I just picked these two up recently and use the Wedge for setting powder when I do wear my liquid foundation on occasion but am still experimenting to learn all it can do. I am using the Fan Cheek Brush for crush currently but like I said with the Wedge Brush, since it is still very new so I am still getting adjusted to it. I love how soft they are and how luxurious they feel on my skin. Another added perk I discovered is that when I clean them in the afternoon or evening, they are dry by the next morning. Having a dry time of less than 12 hours as opposed to my Sephora Classic #45 brush taking 3-4 DAYS before it is fully dry tells me they are a higher grade synthetic that is absorbing much less water during cleansing and therefor also product during use. I did experiment a couple times with using the Hakuho-do brushes to apply my liquid foundation which I almost never wear anyway. However, I am so used to using a Beauty Blender to apply the liquid that I would have to practice more to really get the hang of this before I could really say how well they performed with liquid applications.   BeautyBlender and BB Micro-Mini: Like I said, I almost never wear my liquid foundation currently but when I do decide to, my full sized BB is truly on the Holy Grail list for application. I can build coverage as needed, and while it did take a little bit of experimentation to learn, I chalk that up to never having used anything similar prior to picking this up. I use the MicroMini for application and blending of concealer pretty much daily and love it too.    As for eye brushes and pretty much anything besides those three and the BBs, I am still looking for replacements for my old ones. I can still use the old ones as needed until I can find some I truly love but got caught up in other things and haven't gotten to look around at options at all.     Sephora Classic Multitasker Powder Brush #45 - I use this for foundation. I like that it can apply full coverage as many of the ones originally recommended to me as "full coverage" or "can build up to full coverage" weren't actually achieving full coverage. I currently use it for pressed powder foundation but have heard from multiple people that it works well with liquids or creams too but I'd have to experiment with that some more before I could give any accurate reviews of its performance in that field. I have the Mini version of this for travel too and while it does take a bit longer for application because the bush head is smaller, it does work well if you are short on space but still want to create the same effects while out on vacation. Hakuho-do + Sephora Pro - Wedge Sloping Powder Brush and Fan Cheek Brush: I just picked these two up recently and use the Wedge for setting powder when I do wear my liquid foundation on occasion but am still experimenting to learn all it can do. I am using the Fan Cheek Brush for crush currently but like I said with the Wedge Brush, since it is still very new so I am still getting adjusted to it. I love how soft they are and how luxurious they feel on my skin. Another added perk I discovered is that when I clean them in the afternoon or evening, they are dry by the next morning. Having a dry time of less than 12 hours as opposed to my Sephora Classic #45 brush taking 3-4 DAYS before it is fully dry tells me they are a higher grade synthetic that is absorbing much less water during cleansing and therefor also product during use. I did experiment a couple times with using the Hakuho-do brushes to apply my liquid foundation which I almost never wear anyway. However, I am so used to using a Beauty Blender to apply the liquid that I would have to practice more to really get the hang of this before I could really say how well they performed with liquid applications. BeautyBlender and BB Micro-Mini: Like I said, I almost never wear my liquid foundation currently but when I do decide to, my full sized BB is truly on the Holy Grail list for application. I can build coverage as needed, and while it did take a little bit of experimentation to learn, I chalk that up to never having used anything similar prior to picking this up. I use the MicroMini for application and blending of concealer pretty much daily and love it too.  As for eye brushes and pretty much anything besides those three and the BBs, I am still looking for replacements for my old ones. I can still use the old ones as needed until I can find some I truly love but got caught up in other things and haven't gotten to look around at options at all.      Almost forgot: the other thing I am desperately in need of is some inspiration for travel brushes. Do you have minis you like or do you take your full size brushes with you when you travel? For those of you that have a mini set for traveling with, what do you use?  If I have forgotten anything else you feel is relevant, feel free to add that in too! 
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So recently I wanted to find a mascara primer or a conditioner that would help my natural lashes grow, and we all have those no makeup days and i would always look at my natural lashes and see them as small. So does anyone have any recommendations?
Eyes
So recently I wanted to find a mascara primer or a conditioner that would help my natural lashes grow, and we all have those no makeup days and i would always look at my natural lashes and see them as small. So does anyone have any recommendations?
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Hi! I'm thinking about picking up the Nars Soft Velvet Loose Powder. I tried to use the Color IQ but I don't think this powder is on there. I wear either a 3.0 or a 4.0 in the UD Naked Skin Foundation (depending on the time of year). What shade would you recommend? Thanks!
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Lips
Can someone please tell me Kylie lipkit substitute i can buy from sephora?
Lips
I attended the "Perfectly Paired Lip and Cheek" class at Sephora on Sunday. One of the topics discussed was exfoliating your lips. I have always had very dry, flaky skin from head to toe thanks to being born with Ichthyosis. Dry skin is something I've always struggled with but one area that never seems to improve is my lips. I've tried lip balms from Chapstick to Bite Beauty but nothing works. I've tried just using Vitamin E or other natural oils. I've tried various different physical exfoliants from just using a damp washcloth to using an actual scrub. I find that it might remove some of the flakes but I'm left with uneven areas or borders of flakes sort of like if you pulled a scab off but didn't get all of it. Thus, when I put lipstick on, it looks uneven and sometimes doesn't stick to the center of my lip where the skin is a different, shiny texture. I also have broken capillaries in different areas of my face including around my mouth and chin, so using more scrubs makes me nervous. Now I am looking to find a lip mask or treatment that works more like the AHA/Glycolic treatments I use on my face. I know the lip area is much more delicate so I'm cautious. But does anyone know of a product like this? Maybe a lip mask that uses enzyme action to remove dry patches? Does anyone know if that's how the Kaplan MD Lip 20 mask works?
Antiaging
I'm 40 and live in the tropics.  I'm looking for a non greasy/mattifying day cream that can also work on dark spots and fine lines.  
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So I recently bought the Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo Foundation. I'm very fair with pink undertones so it's one of the few foundations that actually match my skin. It's a PERFECT match. Unfortunately it feels very heavy to me. It's just too thick for me and I feel it all day long and it's very annoying. I don't want to return it because it's just such a perfect color. Am I able to mix it with a lotion or something to thin it out? If so, what kind of face lotion, because I'm pretty sure the foundation is silicone based?
Eyes
Eyeshadow suggestions?   Hi! I'm fairly new to makeup and I was wondering if anyone could suggest eyeshadows or eyeshadow palettes for light blue eyes, cool toned pale skin, and medium/dark brown hair with natural coppery red undertones. Thank you so much!
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Hi! I am having a hard time choosing the right Urban Decay Naked Concealer shade. The foundation I wear is the Sephora 10HR Wear Perfection Foundation in the shade 22 Light Natural and it is the absolute perfect shade for me. I don't have severe under eye circles or darkness, only moderate. I would like the concealer to highlight my eyes which is why I'm not sure which shade to choose.  I got a sample of the Light Warm shade and it blends perfectly but I don't feel that it provides enough of a highlight and contrast.   Thank you!
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After curling my hair with a curling wand it turns into rat nest frizz??!! Help!! Any product suggestions?
Face
I have searched for a good, effective primer for a long, long time. Tried them all, MUFE, Tarte, Becca, etc. Actually easier to list what I have NOT tried! No matter what my foundations break-up/break-down all down my t-zone and actually slide right off of my face.    I have combo/sensitive skin, with an oily t-zone (rest of my face is totally normal). PLEASE help me find a primer that will actually KEEP my makeup on my face!
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I'm looking into getting some for my wedding but I want a more natural look can anyone help?
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So i've been wearing makeup for about a year now. I have tried several different foundations and primers and used several different tools to apply and my foundation ALWAYS looks cakey or looks separated on my skin. No matter what primer, moisturizer, or foundation i use my foundation finish is just so cakey looking. Ive practiced all of these techniques and nothing has worked. I use a beauty blender most of the time but i have a lot of redness/acne so i sometimes use a brush for more coverage. Even when i use the blender(damp) it looks cakey. I will normally use the Kat Von D lock it tattoo foundation but it will cake so easily and its very noticeable. I have combo skin so i have matte and dewy foundations. I find that dewy looks abit more better but the coverage doesnt work because i dont want to look dewy if you can just see my acne/redness. Im thinking about going into sephora sometime this month and getting the Too Faced Born This Way foundation because it gives a nice finish and seems to not look cakey in the tutorials ive seen. So my questions are..Can anybody please suggest some tips on some primers or moisturizers that wont make my makeup look cakey. What are some foundations that give a more dewy look but with full coverage? Whats the best way to layer foundation for a more full coverage look without it caking? if u can help, thanks! 
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I would really love some help.   I really would love to know what shade for my skin tone I need. Every time when I was at a photoshoot every time people use different products and I have no idea what shade or keep track. I would love to know what is a great recommended face primer, the whole list to contour my face. I am very pale lol. I call it the "phantom" skin tone. I swear I feel like you can see my veins lol.  I plan on going to the sephora store that open a while ago. Any advice would be great
Face
I recently went in to pick up a new foundation to use in winter (I have a summer look I love with Dior Forever Flawless), but unfortunately I'm paler in winter and it doesn't have a match for my paler complexion. I picked up one that matched with my skintone in-store and that came recommended to me by Sephora staff (makeup forever ultra HD invisible cover stick foundation). I like everything about it except how shiny/oily it makes me look/feel after a few hours.   To that end, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a foundation that worked well with combination skin (I have dry cheeks in winter, but a fairly typically oily T-zone). (My color IQ is 1R04.)   Alternatively, I'm open to the idea of keeping the make up forever foundation if I can find something to mattify it: is there a pressed/setting powder that someone might recommend? (Flash photography is a concern of mine - I do need something that won't show up oddly with a flash.)   Thank you so much for your help!
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Hey guys! Has anyone tried this? I just bought the YSL Touche Eclat sticks and I LOVE them --  I'm curious about this primer and I'm willing to pay the $52 but I'm just wondering what everyone thinks about this product. Is it any good or is it just the label + pretty packaging that makes it so appealing?  
Acne
Little background info. I am in my early 30's, combination skin (more on the dry side) having trouble with breakouts around my chin and nose. Currently I am using Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam, Clinique Toner #3 and Cliniques Dramatically Different Lotion +   I've tried several different products and nothing seems to be helping clear me up. I am becoming a little frustrated spending $$ and returning and trying different products.    I've been told that the breakouts are hormonal however they don't just happen at that awful time of then month, it is consistent so not so sure about that.    Just wondering if there are any others in a similar situation and what has worked for them.   Seriously considering going back to Proactiv but hesitant.
Face
I recently bought the estee lauder double wear and im in love with it but I need a shade lighter.What color should i get? I feel it is a little too warm.
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  Can I use Make up forever duo mat powder foundation over the KVD FOUNDATION I just purchased?  Or is their another one that would be better suited?
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I have fair skin and have had dark circles under my eyes my entire life. I have tried concealers and nothing covers them up completely. I am looking for a solution to this without breaking the bank. Also, No matter what kind of skin care regime I use I always get a random breakout around my chin or mouth. I remove my makeup every night with Clinique take the day off cleansing balm, wash my face with DE exclusive cleanser, then tone and moisturize. Then I wake up with a zit on my chin... WHAT?? Please help!
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Just curious in the sense that I haven't gotten to the store yet to physically try it but just wondering if there is an equivalency across brands. I've used NARS for a few years and as much as I love it I do love makeup and trying new things. I typically use NARS stromboli which is a medium with olive undertones but I can't seem to find one close to it in the Giorgio Armani brand.
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My skin has many red areas, and they do not go away with foundation or powder alone.  I am wondering what products would be helpful for this.  I also tend to have oilier skin, so a product that is long lasting would be much more suitable for me.   Thanks!!
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There's a puffy spot between my eye & cheek. Like on my eye/cheek bone. I m 39 & think it's from aging cuz I've seen it on others. I think the contours of my face are changing. Thx!
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Beauty Confessions
A thread to share information about upcoming products that don't have a release date yet.  
Combo / Normal
Hello!! I know there are a few threads on here about Korean skincare but I was hoping to get some opinions tailored to my own skin.  I have pretty normal skin, dry in the winter, and acne prone.  I currently have a second cleanse that I will not part with (Yüli Halcyon) and two toners I love (Herbivore coco rose and Yüli Panacea) but I will take all kinds of recommendations! I'm most curious about essences though, I was looking between the Missha essence and the Benton snail bee essence.  Can anyone give some insight into budget friendly (but still gives results) products? 
Face
My skin is extremely dry and flaky. I live in Arizona so it doesn't seem to matter how much water I drink or how much moisturizer I use--it never gets better. I use Elizabeth Arden's 8-hour cream as an overnight mask and that does my face the most good, but it's still extremely dry. I also use coconut oil, evening primrose oil, and castor oil as moisturizers, which are somewhat helpful. My problem is in finding a foundation that won't dry me out further. I have rosacea and very pale skin so I need medium/full coverage, and I'm almost always the lightest shade that almost any brand offers for their foundations. I've tried liquid and powder foundations and while mineral powder generally works better, either option still leaves me with patchy foundation by the end of the day. My skin looks like the desert floor. Does anyone know of a foundation that would work with my skin issues?   And, even though this isn't in the right category, extra points if someone can recommend a good, heavy-duty moisturizer (or several). Thanks!!