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Q. foundation match
I have the same skintone as andrea russett. what shade would I be in the too faced born this way foundation?    
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Q. Ole Henriksen product question
Hello,  I just received some Ole Henriksen products I ordered online, the aloe vera deep cleanser, the grease relief facial water and the grease relief face tonic....is there a difference between the facial water and facial tonic? Can I use both of them back to back, if not which one should I keep?  Thank you.
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HALL OF FAMER virgo87 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi @FatimaCM   The tonic is a toner and the facial water can be used as a toner but can also be used throughout the day to help keep oil at bay.    If you want to k... see post
Q. New Bronzer for Summertime
Hi fellow beauty lovers!    I am looking for a new bronzer for the summer time! I already own benefit by hoola which i love and is my current go to bronzer but I am just looking for something new for the summer! I own Laguna by Nars but feel like I may be allergic to some of the ingredients in it so i am staying clear of it. I also own chocolate by too faced and enjoy using that too sometimes but would like something different. I would prefer something powder rather than liquid as I have oily skin with acne scars/mild blemishes and have been told by my dermatologist to stay away from liquid products. Anything labeled non-comedogenic would be a major plus as well! Basically just looking for a powder bronzer for safe for oily skin! Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!   P.S My skin tone/current foundation color is Clearly Pearl in bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Foundation. http://www.sephora.com/bareminerals-blemish-ready- foundation-P388677?skuId=1703016&icid2=D%3Dc6%3Apr ...  
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @LizH97,   Check out Lancome's Star Bronzer NATURAL GLOW Long Lasting Bronzing Powder. This is a powder bronzer that is non-comedogenic and it gives a very natur... see post
Q. Face spatula sonic scrubbers
does anyone have one?  If you go to Amazon there are many for sale.  Ranging from 30 to $100.  I have a Luna a clarisonic and the Pmd.  Let me know what you think.  I'm debating buying one.  Thanks
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Q. SK II Cellumination
SK II's Cellumination line has been discontinued and pulled from the US market. Sephora still carries the cream and lotion from that line which I believe is existing stock waiting to be sold.  But the cellumination Aura Essence is gone, even from department stores. The asian market has it's replacement of with the Genoptics line. Anyone have any ideas when and if Sephora will add Genoptics to their SK II offering?
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Q. dying hair grey
Hey guys i am new to this website i have medium dark brown hair i want to dye it grey but under no circumstance will i use bleach. A few months ago i bleached my hair golden blonde and then died it back brown and now i want it grey without bleach could i maybe use color oops to take the brown out and then color it or just put grey color over it ive seen people take regular black hair dye and dilute it grey but what do you personally think is the best grey hair color brand im on a strict budget i hack thick hair and its maybe a inch past my shoulders im not looking for a very vibrant silver hair dark greys fine  thankyou for help .
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have never heard of diluting black dye to make it grey, but I'd be curious to know what colour hair anyone who has done this started with. Dye does not colour hair lik... see post
Q. Dior Capture Totale - Le Serum - did it cause anyone else to break out?
I had high hopes for this, but every time I use it, I end up with inflamed blemishes (mostly on my cheeks). I gave it a week and a half and then stopped using it, at which point my skin started to clear up. Very disappointing.
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HALL OF FAMER angel7594 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. This product made my skin break out as well, I have sensitive skin and got the inflamed blemishes on my cheeks too. I am glad that I received a deluxe sample to try, as ... see post
Q. Concealer and Primer
What is the difference between Primer and Concealer?
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HALL OF FAMER studz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Primer prepares your skin for the makeup application. There are different primers that target different concerns but the main goal is to smooth and even out your skin. I... see post
Q. lipstick help!
I notice that when I put on lipstick the color because more red than the package and that might be because I have naturally redder lips. Is there any way to neutralize it?   Also when I wear liquid lipstick I notice that even if I wait around 5 mins before touching it, it'll come off anything. Any help?
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leahy19 / RISING STAR / answered
A. Try wearing a nude or nude toned lip liner under your red lipstick. It will sort of dilute the color just a tad bit.   As for the liquid lipstick, it just might be the... see post
Q. SOS Skincare Products!
Hi Everyone, For quite some time now I've been trying to find the right products for me! Background about myself: 20 year old with normal/dry sensitive skin, redness,texture, finally seeing some wrinkles, and suffer from breakouts around my period. I need help finding all new products besides cleanser and toner!  I would love to start using serums, eye creams, or anything else.   Another question is when should I begin looking into anti-aging products since i'm only 20?   Thanks!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi emmykflo,   A brand that might work well for you is First Aid Beauty - this is a great, very effective brand but it's reasonably priced and easy to use. I'd recom... see post
Q. Exfoliating with clarsonic
How often should I use the clarsonic on my face, I use it every morning on my face am I over exfoliating?
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HALL OF FAMER kateye7 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Clarisonics do not exfoliate your skin they just offer a deeper cleanse you will still need to exfoliate in order to get rid of dead skin. I use the ren gylcolic mask on... see post
Q. Lathering vs non lathering shampoo
I recently purchased the living proof curl shampoo. I love the living proof line however I find it does not help my waves and it makes it feel a little greasy and dry. I am unsure if it is because I am using just the shampoo and not the curl conditioner with it or if it is a non lathering shampoo. I am thinking about switching to the Devacurl line. Thoughts?
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BEAUTY BOSS Harpier82 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I will always suggest to anyone even vaguely interested that they try out DevaCurl.  (Actually, I'd most recommend the new Decadence line, but the original is also very,... see post
Q. FOUNDATION HELP!
Whenever I buy a foundation and think it matches, it always ends up making my face look more pink/red than the rest of my body.  What exactly am I doing wrong? Please help! I've wasted so much money on foundation that I can't wear.
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HALL OF FAMER myxducky / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. there could be a few reasons this happens.   i find sometimes stores don't exactly have the best lighting, which might have a part in why it appears to be a match, onl... see post
Q. Foundation for my oily/combination skin?
I have such complicated needs for my foundation. My skin is EXTREMELY oily nearly all over my face, mostly my t-zone. However, around my nostrils, my chin, my lips, and even right below my cheekbones on occasion, I break out in dry patches especially during winter. I was using the Lancome 24 hour foundation, but I found it would just cling to my dry patches and I think it dried them more. Foundations always seem to get so cakey on me, even when I apply a minimal amount, and they break down on my skin. I love a full coverage foundation, I don't have any bad skin issues other than the occasional pimple and some large pores on my cheeks and nose, but I really really like a fully covered flawless face, as if I have an insta filter on.Even a medium but build able foundation can work for me. I am so sick of the holy grail foundation search, please any suggestions
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BEAUTY SAVANT harrypotterfan6 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. Good skincare is associated with good makeup, so I'd prep your skin with a good oil free moisturizer first, then apply a mattifying primer in your t-zone only. For found... see post
Q. Foundation cakinessi in eye area
i got my makeup done earlier today by a seohora makeup professional to get ready for an event this evening.  Now I am getting ready to go out and it looks all caked around my eyes emphasizing crepiness and wrinkles.  Is there any way to remedy this or is my only solution to take it all off and start over?  Thanks for any advice
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Angel,   I have a couple of ideas for you! If you have a BeautyBlender or micro mini, I suggest dampening it and lightly patting in the areas where you're seeing ... see post
Q. Moisturizer with SPF for oily skin...
I have oily/sensitive/acne prone skin and have been looking for a good moisturizer with SPF that won't irritate my skin. I recently tried Philosophy Renewed Hope with SPF 25 (only because I use the night cream and its amazing) but the SPF version is horrible for oily skin. What are the ones that work best for you?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Cait489,   I have oily skin as well! I like to use Murad's Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 PA++. This is a very lightweight moisturizer and it also absorbs oil, so y... see post
Q. Shattered Becca highlighter fix
I opened my opal highlighter to use today and found it completely shattered (except I didn't even drop it?). Does anyone have a way as to how I could fix this because homegirl isn't about spending another $50?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi emtac,    Sorry to hear this! I am going to send you a private message regarding this. Please check your inbox when you have a moment. Thank you.    Best, M... see post
Q. favorites
Best makeup recommendations for cool with a rosy undertone? I have oily and acne prone skin with some scarring on my cheeks if anyone has any tips on how to cover it as well that would be awesome!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi shana3035,   Can you specify what kind of makeup you're interested in? Are you just referencing foundations and face makeup or are you also interested in lips, ey... see post
Q. Can you help me tackle my frizzy, dry, unmangiable hair?
I find myself constantly fustrated with my hair- it's an absaloute nightmare and I can't do anything with it! It's not curly or wavy but it's not really straight either- it has a few kinks/waves in it which look quite strange. It's incredibly thick and coarse and very dry as well as extremely frizzy and puffy. I get really stressed out putting it in a pony tail or bun because my hair just won't do as it's told and falls out and sticks out everywhere! I've tried so many high street anti-frizz products I've lost count, but none of them really seem to do anything to my hair- I'm under the impression that they're really aimed at people with finer hair than me who just have a few flyaways. I used to straighten my hair every day which was extremely hard work, and even though my hair is so thick and strong it could handle it, I've noticed that it's in slightly better condition in it's natural state. All I do with my hair nowerdays is just wash it, every 5 days or so, with whatever shampoo and conditioner my parents have bought and put a bit of coconut oil on the ends of it as it's drying (which does absaloutely nothing but it makes me feel better :') ). I let it dry naturally as it turns into a giant puff ball when hair dried. My hair would look really lovely and voluminous if I could just tame it; I'd love to put together a hair care routine suitable for my hair but I don't know where to start! I feel like it would be nice wavy, like it does have a few waves in it which can look nice on the right day. I'm also vegan so it would be great if the products reccomended could be cruelty free. Any ideas? I'm so sorry for babbling on, any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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BEAUTY WHIZ JoannaMC / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. I think you should embrace your waves! I have frizzy, wavy hair as well.   I would recommend looking into the DevaCurl 3-step process. Essentially, you will wash and c... see post
Q. whats a good face primer for dry, tan skin?
Hello everyone! I just need some help finding a good face primer.  I have normal to dry skin and i need a hydrating primer but I also have tan skin with yellow undertones. I've used the Rimmel London Stay Matte primer from the drugstore, its mattifying but it doesn't work well with my dry skin and it makes my skin tone look lighter and it makes my foundation appear lighter.  So I'm in the hunt for a primer that wont lighten my skin tone and make it look white or washed out. Do you guys know of any primer that's hydrating and wont lighten my skin tone or make my skin look washed out/ashy?  Would a primer that's clear or have gel like consistency would work? What products do you recommend? Thank you! Hope you can help me!
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HALL OF FAMER infamousp / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I really like the Make Up Forever Step 1 Hydrating Primer. It applies pretty well & doesn't change my foundation color. It also feels nice on my face. Grab a sample if y... see post
Q. Beach Wedding Makeup Help
What is the best CURRENT foundation for a beach wedding?  I was looking into Smashbox Studio Skin, Dior Airflash, and Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation.   I plan to do a moisturizer for SPF underneath my foundation so no worries about ghostly images.  I want it to stay put (for the most part) and not melt off my face but simultaneously let me not look like I'm caked on.  Any suggestions, ladies, would be greatly appreciated!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. For the beach wedding i was a part of, our MUA used Smashbox (now discontinued). She had us buy the foundation and Smashbox primer prior to meeting to, test drive it. &n... see post
Q. Foundation shade
I am currently shade 117 marble in makeup forever foundation HD stick. I want to find the match for the marc jacobs remarcable foundation. Which would be my shade in the marc jacobs foundation?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi maggsm96,   Your Color IQ is 2Y02, for the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation, in COLOR 117 = Y225 - Marble. There isn't an exact ... see post
Q. Help Needed in Choosing a Fragrance
Hi! I need help choosing a fragrance to gift my mom for her birthday. She is in love with both Jimmy Choo's Jimmy Choo and Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle. They both have patchouli base notes and mandarin orange top notes. It'd be great if some similar fragrances could be suggested. Thanks!
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BEAUTY MAVEN imababymuffin / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I feel like she'd enjoy Angel in the eau de toilette. Its a sweeter, softer version of the original with strong patchouli notes. I love this frangrance and also Jimmy Ch... see post
Q. MUFE Foundation Stick?
Hi! I wear Tahoe in Nars All Day Luminous foundation and wanted to try out the Makeup Forever HD Foundation Stick but I wasn't sure what color would be the closest match. I'm a 3y10 in ColorIQ, if that helps.  
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BEAUTY PRO AbbySee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. Hey captaainleese,   I also wear All Day Luminous in Tahoe and consider it to be a perfect color match for my skin. However, I did try three shades of the MUFE stick f... see post
Q. dry sensitive flaky skin
I'm looking for a good moisturizer/cleanser/exfoliator for my  sensitive, dry, flaky patches skin, that breaks out pretty easily ( it's a lot i know)  I had been using clinique for years when it suddenly started to make me itch. Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER HoneydewK / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Sounds like my skin, if left alone (without all routine...). Try NOT exfoliating for few days or a week.  I exfoliate every week very gently with cleansing cloths and ... see post
Q. What is a good product in general for break outs?
I use to have great skin but maybe a year ago I developed a problem with cystic acne and I think it was BC related but I've been long off of that and my face does not break out as bad but I still do get breakouts more than I use to and I have some acne scars. I have combination skin and it is more normal than dry but I do get dry spots occasionally. I'm very on top of my face care so I don't know if my skin has gotten use to my cleanser I use now maybe? I was hoping to see if anyone would recommend a great cleanser or even a lotion? I can't honestly call my skin bad BUT when I break out I do break out. I've looked at the Kate Somerville Eradicate Acne spot treatment with the sulfur in the bottle but read it can dry out your skin but would that possibly be something good to try? Anything to get my skin nice again and I do use a pore minimizer and I do have a Glamglow mask. Both work but I'm hoping for something a little more. 
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HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. As I got older (late 20's early 30's) I started dealing less with whiteheads and more with cystic acne. (I had gone off BC around this time as well.)  Are the cysts typi... see post
Q. Eyebrow Advice?
I've been filling in my eyebrows for about 2 years now and I feel like I've improved greatly in skill. I finally upgraded to an ABH brow definer and I love it but I feel like I'm filling my eyebrows wrong. I feel like my lack of an arch and sparse hair leaves me over-compensating with blocky brows.  Can someone give me advice on how to tweeze or wax my eyebrows into a better shape? What would be the best way to fill in my brows, working with the hair I have?  Pictures: My natural brows, and how I typically fill them in. 
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I agree with others. You Brow shape is very nice and you are doing a good job while filling them. Only the middle picture shows a bit over filled brows. Last two picture... see post
Q. Nude Skincare Moisturizer Substitute
I must say, I am so very sad to hear that Nude is leaving Sephora; it was the only thing I could use on my sensitive, acne-proned skin that wouldn't cause further breakouts   My question to you lovely beauties is what is your favorite moisturizer? I have combination skin with a dry T-Zone and oily everywhere else.
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi ashleyhj,   I suggest the IBUKI Refining Moisturizer Enriched by Shiseido. This moisturizer  corrects the appearance of unevenness such as visible pores, breakout... see post
Q. Eyeliner
Hi. Is there any recommendations for eyeliner in a pomade form? I currently have the Anastasia creme color, but it dried out on my soo fast! I'm looking for something that won't dry out so fast. Thanks!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Sochill,   I also agree that Bobbi Brown is probably the best gel eyeliner.    I also like Nar's Eye Paint's and they have a wide range of colors as well. You... see post