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Q. Nails in the Sephora Play video - What is this color??
Pandasmom / NEWCOMER / answered
A. Really want to know what it is too.  I know it is not Smith & Cult The Bee Side. see post
Q. Natural Asian Wedding Make-up and Hair Artist Recommendations in the SGV Area
I am looking for recommendations for an Asian bridal make-up and hair artist in the San Gabriel Valley, CA area (especially in Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel) to do fresh, natural (not over-done) Asian makeup for my wedding day.   I am hoping to spend $300 or so (including wedding hair/make-up and trial hair/make-up) to find an artist who is professional and well-reviewed. I also need an artist who has a studio or salon at which to meet since I don't want to have my hair/make-up done at my house or at the venue.    Please message me if you've worked with an artist, and can highly recommend them. I'd prefer artists who work with a lot of Asian brides (some make-up artists struggle with Asian eye makeup), and who can do both hair and make-up.    I am attaching pictures of the type of natural Asian make-up look that I'm going for.    I 
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Q. Pale/combo Skin Foundations?
Hey, My skin is very pale, my chin, creases of my nose and forehead are often dry but my cheeks, T-zone become oily during the day.I am having troubles finding a foundation that will actually work for my skin even after going into a few of the sephora stores. I have been using CLINIQUE Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup and I love it. It works great. The downside is that I am too pale for Clinique's lightest shade which is linen. I am shade 1Y01. I have tried make up forever ultra HD and found it looked cakey on me and clung to all my dry skin (around the edges of my nose, forehead and chin). Then I tried Kat Von D's Lock it and that too looked like I just crushed chalk up, mixed with water and painted my face (was even a little whiter then my face!). Ive tried BB creams but they dont do much for me other then make my T-zone worse.I am currently using Urban Decays All nighter foundation but I am finding that it applies nice but after setting for 3 min you can see its clinging to my dry skin again. Acne isnt something I really have to worry about as i only get one or two pimples every now and then  but I do try to cover my veins because I am really pale and you can see them (yes i get sunlight I swear I just dont get any color or burn)  I just dont know what to use now.. Losing hope in foundations lol!  Thanks.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @PickyPandu.   I agree with @lylysa, I'd definitely recommend looking into a primer. First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer and Smas... see post
Q. Looking for illuminating loose powder
My go-to loose powder (Cover FX Illuminating Setting powder) isn't available in the US anymore.    What's a good substitute that is good for all-over daytime coverage with just a touch of glow—not shiny or glittery.    I'm fair-skinned and would need translucent, if possible, or very light shade.
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BEAUTY BOSS JillyBeanTX / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I am glad you asked this because my favorite product isn't available in US either! I am kind of horrified!  see post
Q. Creasing and fine lines!
Okay... So I have extremely dry skin and use many products to prep my skin before applying foundation with my beauty blender.. I use peter Thomas roth's cloud serum, Dr. Jart ceramidin gel-cream after and sometimes even Neutrogena hydro boost water gel under the Dr. Jarts when im super dry.. then I go in with baby skin primer from the drug store (open to finding a new primer primarily for dry skin or filling fine lines.) I apply my foundation and everything is golden until I apply my concealer, I use Urban Decay naked skin concealer (I've used Nars creamy concealer and Maybelline instant age rewind also) . My problem is.. If I don't set it, it definitely creases within seconds... But if I do set it, it instantly looks dry and starts to crease within the next couple hours.. And im talking bad.. makes me look like im 5 years older than I am. So what am I doing wrong? Is it the concealer im using? The setting powder? I feel like ive tried everything. Oh and I use Maybelline fit me set + smooth pressed powder to set my make up. Looks great on my face but not so much under my eyes. I've also used Laura Mercier secret brightening powder to set with and I wont even try to describe how awfuly that worked for me lol.
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Kelsiiibee,   Have you considered trying out a setting spray instead of a powder? I suggest checking out the Algenist Splash Hydrating Setting Mist. This is a se... see post
Q. Makeup for a Green Dress
Hey Y'all,      My dress that I am wearing to my formal next month is emerald green and has a very low back? Does anyone have any suggestions on how I should do my hair and makeup for this dress? Thanks.        Melissa 
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @MelissaM96,    I love @NewMoonChild's suggestions! Just to add to it, I would would definitely s tick with a neutral lipstick and gloss. You might like the Bite ... see post
Q. Night Time Moisturizer? Help!
I am looking for a new night time moisturizer. I have noticed that my skin has become duller, and my skin texture has become more uneven. So I am looking for something to help brighten and  help with skin texture.   Hoping for some insight on night time treatments, maybe even some kind of serum.... just not sure what to look for.
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @skirks0626,   I've been using the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare  C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum for about a month now, and I definitely feel like this ... see post
Q. Mascara
Hi I want to have the impression of long natural thick eyelashes. But not wear fake eyelashes. What macara is the best for what I'm looking for?
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KatieBT HOST / HOST HOST / answered
A. Hi @SkyTaylor- welcome to BeautyTalk!   I also try to make my lashes look as long and lush as possible without using falsies. My go-to mascara has been Stila's Huge ... see post
Q. I have monolids, what are some good eyeshadow looks without creating a fake crease?
I really want to get into working with eyeshadows, but I have monolids and can't find that many tutorials and tips. I really like colours and would love to incorporate colours into everyday looks. I was wondering what are some suggestions for applying colourful eyeshadow to monolids without creating a fake crease?  
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BEAUTY PRO IZ95 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. As a fellow Asian with limited lid space, I know the struggle! What I've learned is that we have to apply eyeshadow and colour way above the regular crease. Feel where y... see post
Q. what color???
I really want to try KA skin enhancer but I cannot find color match for color id 1Y04. Can someone please help me?!?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Kayajade,   I'd recommend the shade, Sx05, in the The Sensual Skin Enhancer!  Sx05 is about one shade lighter than your skin tone.   Always, Danee see post
Q. Huge pores from glasses
Hey guys, which products should I try next for pore minimizing? I'm looking more for masks/treatments than face wash. I'm a 21 year old college student and I wear glasses 24/7. I have combination skin but my pores in my t-zone and cheeks are huge from my glasses. I've tried pore strips, GlamGlow SuperMud, Salicylic Acid wipes, Kate Somerville products, etc. yet all they do is dry out my skin, nothing has noticeably reduced my pores. My skin is very fair and sensitive, can you recommend some products? Thanks so much! Edit:  I use Philosophy Purity face wash morning and night, and Origins Original Skin Serum at least twice a day, or more if my skin is dry. Also use Kate Somerville Gentle ExfoliKate once a week to smooth out my skin. 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Sugarstan!   Pore size is unfortunately determined by genetics so there are no over the counter products or methods of treatment to permanently alter their size. A... see post
Q. Concealer Oxidizing
I have been using the taste shape tape concealer and it keeps oxidizing on me, I also use the makeup forever matte primer as well. Is there 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Lalazina!   Oxidation is a tricky process because there's really no way to pinpoint when it will happen and with what product ahead of time. If you're currently al... see post
Q. Anybody know if these are spray bottles?
Anybody know if the Daisy & Daisy Eau So Fresh mini gift set contains spray bottles? I have received minis before that are not sprays but splashes, and I haven't used them for that reason.   http://www.sephora.com/daisy-daisy-eau-so-fresh-mi ni-gift-set-P416005?skuId=1904333&icid2=products%2 ...   I want Daisy, but I don't use perfume enough to warrant a 1 oz bottle, and it gets funky after two years or so. And I prefer sprays to rollerballs!    Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER angel7594 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @chicfemme18, They are not spray bottles, just dabbers. see post
Q. Foundation Help
Hello All,   I'm having trouble with my foundation lately. I've been using the Tarte Amazonian clay foundation and I've noticed my skin has become very dry. To the point were my whole face was flaky. It could be the weather that's doing it to my skin. But I was wondering if anyone had other suggestions for foundation. I'm having dry skin issues but I also get extremely oily throughout the day to the point where my makeup will slide off. Before anyone asks I do use primers and setting sprays nothing works to fight to oil.  Thank you all in advance 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @LilAsh2,    I agree with @TrysBeautyItems, it sounds like you're skin might be extra dry so it's producing extra oil to compensate. I'd look into getting a reall... see post
Q. Foundation Problems -- Oiley Skin X 10
I'm not sure what has been going on with my skin lately - but I haven't had any extreme problems with it in a while. Lately it seems like my skin started producing mass amounts of oil causing my foundation to start separating (this never happens). I'm in need of some recommendations for skin care because I know that is where it should all start. Right now I exfoliate my face twice a week with a strawberry sugar scrub I purchased from Sephora, following up with a normal face wash and then a charcoal pore face mask once a week. I'm using an oil free lotion but I honestly think it's horrible. I went to Sephora and tried a few samples of the fresh mattifying serum with the tatcha pore gel (it was alright). I'm trying to make my make up last longer and keep my oiley skin under control and need some skin care recommendations and maybe primer recommendations as well because I love my foundation but I want to make it work where my chin isn't shiny within four hours of wearing it and I don't have separation around my nose.   So far I haven't been a fan of the benefit porefessional primer or any of the makeup forever ones. If someone could help me out I'd greatly appreciate it.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Rachachaa,   Skin can become more oily because of lack of hydration! It doesn't sound like you're exfoliating too often with the sugar scrub (over exfoliation ca... see post
Q. VIB
i am a vib member but have not used my makeover how do i know when it's been 90days 
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi toricampjones89,   It looks like your VIB complimentary makeover has already expired. However, I'd recommend contacting the Sephora store you plan on visiting to ... see post
Q. Naked 3 vs Sweet Peach vs Chocolate bar
I'm younger so I prefer natural eye looks that accentuate my blue/grey eyes without overpowering my fair/blond coloring. I have the naked basics pallete and am looking to make a larger pallete purchase. I'm not very into darker makeup or like a smokey or sultry look. Suggestions? 
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HALL OF FAMER StyleLynn / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Out of those three I would go with the Sweet Peach Palette, you can create so many beautiful looks with it from natural to glam, daytime to evening and it is still one o... see post
Q. Lightweight Foundation for Combination Skin
I am looking for a new foundation.  A few years ago I started using Urban Decay foundation.  While I loved it initially, I have found I like it less and less as time goes on.  I feel that it just slides off of my face, or spreads after a long day.  I want something lightweight and natural looking, lately I have only been using concealer to cover up my red puffy areas or large pores.  So, I am looking for a foundation that is suitable for combination skin, oily t-zone, that is lightweight, not cakey, and can last all day without being touched up. 
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HALL OF FAMER EvangelineDamon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Best lightweight, medium coverage (can be built up when needed) foundation is Lancome Teint Idole. I also have a similar skin type to you and this formula has become my... see post
Q. I am 54 year female - my face if show more age spots - what product do you suggest to fade these spots?
StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi 041Michele,   If your skin isn't sensitive, your best bet for quickly fading dark spots would be a product containing hydroquinone, such as the Murad Rapid Age Sp... see post
Q. Oily, acne prone skin since quitting birth control. Skin regimen suggestions?
Hello! I have always had very oily skin (I can soak up 2 oil sheets and usually go for a 3rd by mid-day). I was on birth control for 10 years and recently went off of the pill. During the time I was on the pill I always used the Clinique for combination skin regimen with cleanser, toner, and moisturizer twice a day because I had occasional acne.   Since going off of the pill my acne has increased to the point where makeup isn't doing the job. It's definitely worse when I'm on my period, but generally I don't have a day where I don't have any acne. Right now I have cystic acne.   I tried the Murad acne solutions for 3 months and didn't see a difference. I recently quit that and started using Aveda, so right now my morning and evening regimen is just the Aveda foaming cleanser and their acne pads, along with the Clinique Moisture Surge, but no difference. I also use Origins Super Spot Remover.   Could someone recommend some better products that may help to clear my acne for good and to keep my oily skin at bay?
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HALL OF FAMER snoflakefaerie / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. If you are able to see a doctor or dermatologist, I would recommend dong that. I would ask about a persription retinoid. It should help with the cysts and the oiliness. ... see post
Q. Vascular Acne Scars
Hi! I was wondering what people use to treat vascular acne scars? I have combination skin, and would like to incorporate a serum or spot treatment that would help in removing these scars.  Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I don't have this issue, but I've read other people who do that swear by the Sunday Riley oils (UFO or LUNA) that are worn while sleeping, convenient. see post
Q. ABH Dipbrow Pomade??
I love the Anastasia brow wiz but it gets a bit of a hackle when it runs out. It is a bit pricey and I was thinking why not use the pomade instead, to avoid the runout of product like how the brow wiz runs out. The only thing is I'm a bit afraid to use it, it's just more advanced to learn... I already have a angle brush I received in a brush set from amazon, so would that be ok to use too? A part of me wants to try it out and another part is saying don't do it, what do you think?
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HALL OF FAMER myumew / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Whenever I use the pomade I use the ABH #12 brush. I get great control with it cause it's thin and firm enough for precision, but not too tough where it picks up toooo m... see post
Q. Neck creams
Hello,   I am in search of a great preventative neck cream.  Im 26 so I think I just need something preventative.  I don't know if its best to just apply sunscreen in the am and something more specific for the night.. I don't really want anything too thick or really expensive.  Any recommendations?  
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HALL OF FAMER NikaBT / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi caliwag,   Sunscreen and just your normal daily moisturizer (provided it's not super thick) should be fine! I like to apply thick face creams myself, but these te... see post
Q. I can't get my concealer to stay on my face/ get that flawless look?! :(
Hi everyone.   Okay, so whenever I put under-eye concealer on it doesn't stay on my face for even an hour or two without dissipating. I use a colour corrector under my concealer ( Smashbox color correcting stick ) to cover my dark circles, followed by Kat Von D's Lock-it creme conealer that I lightly set with powder ( Laura Mericer loose setting powder ). I also set all my whole face with UD's All nighter setting spray . I do not use a lot of the corrector and concealer - I am very careful about that.   Even though I do all of this, when I look in the mirror at work about 2hrs later, my concealer looks all broken up and strange, like it's wearing off my face or textured or something. I don't rub my eyes, so I don't get it.  It really bothers me! I just can't seem to get that smooth, even look like all the beauty vloggers seem to achieve.   Does anyone know how I can fix this or what is going on?? I would really appreciate the help!!! 
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HALL OF FAMER trucie / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. You have to use some kinda powder to set the concealer. My favorite is the RCMA no color loose powder.  see post
Q. Can You Give Lipstick Suggestions?
Just went through my collection and disposed it of all expired lipsticks! Ready to try out new things. Any brand is welcome besides Lime Crime (allergic reactions)! ALSO, I haven't even on the BB in forever! HEY GUYS!!! Heres a photo as a skin tone reference point.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Lilleexoxo!   I would recommend checking into Bite Beauty, their formulas are made with all food safe ingredients so if formulas can be hit or miss with your aller... see post
Q. Asking for a friend
Hi, my friend has been asking around for a good product to alleviate her dry lips, but I don't have that problem so I came here for help. She doesn't want an exfoliator because they just irritate her lips even more. Her lips are EXTREMELY dry to the point that the area around her lips is also dry and red.  
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. hmmmmm, the fact that it's around her mouth tells me she either has lip lickers dermatitis, eczema or a vitamin b deficiency. i suggest she go on a vitamin b supplement... see post
Q. Best professional colorful eyeshadow palettes
Wha are the best color professional eyeshadow palettes?
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HALL OF FAMER txcatx / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Depends on what kind of colorful you're looking for, but Viseart has some beautiful and colorful professional palettes. Check out the Editorial Brights and Boheme colors... see post
Q. Has anyone heard when the Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo will be available? Thx!
HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @Titian06aw ok thanks! :) Sorry I did not see a date and probably because I saw them in Canada figured they just launched in both US and Canada... sometimes stuff just a... see post
Q. URGENT HAIR HELP!
I have been blonde for about 2 and a half years now-I'm sure a lot of you know the maintenance that comes with it. I recently decided to dye my hair back to it's natural state, an ashy brown. After the first dye job, my hair didn't take all the color so I went back and got it redone 3 days later. It's not been about 3 days since the dye job and I washed my hair this morning with color depositing shampoo, and IM GREEN!  My hair has this faint, green tint to it that is noticeable. I have read online that it's because I didn't have the right base...but I can't afford another dye job.    I just purchased the Tressa Watercolor shampoo that should deposit color (I used John Frieda this AM) and it say's it has red tones in it. The red should cancel out the green right? As a 16 year old in high school, the last thing I want is green tint to my brown hair.    What would you recommend? Use the Tressa and see what happens?
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Totally agree with @sabrinas and @lattegrl, any professional should know that your hair needs those red undertones back in it. If a salon messed this up, it is on them t... see post
Q. Acne fighting makeup
I am brand new to face makeup, ive been doing my eyes (eyeliner, mascara, primer) for years and am confident with that. I am looking to get into face makeu but I am very acne prone and i have oily skin. so i have been looking into acne fighting foundations and primers but my question is if i get an acne fighting primer do i need an acne fighting foundation?   I have also been looking at bb creams that are also acne fighting and along with that i was thinking of using just that on my face in the place of foundation since it is a lighter product. with that though would i need a primer underneath it? which brings me back to my first question again, if it would need to be acne fighting also
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Fighting acne should be taken care of with skincare. You can use acne fighting makeup, it's ok if it's not as long as it's right for your skin type and you are diligent ... see post