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Q. High End Makeup Worth Its
I absolutely love makeup. I've been doing it for about 4 years now, and I love everything about it. I own mostly drugstore with a few higher end products sprinkled in. As a high school sophomore, I don't have the money on hand to buy expensive products all the time, or to buy a $40 tube of foundation, then hate it, and it's hard to return stuff because I live in a small town, most of my shopping is done online, or in store when I get a chance to go a bigger city near me. So I need some help from experienced beauty lovers who know the ins and outs of high end makeup. What's some of you worth it high end makeup buys? For reference I have oily skin and my main concern is acne, and I like more full coverage products. Thank you so much, have a great day!
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BEAUTY MAVEN ksephora35 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
Q. SPF Suggestions for someone who is sun-sensitive, sometimes wears foundation and has normal and fair skin
Hi! I've been struggling to find a sunscreen for my face to use regularly in order to protect my already vulnerable skin. I have Lupus, so my face especially is sensitive and really needs consistent UV protection. I don't always wear foundation, but for when I do, I'd like something that works well under my other makeup. I'm very fair, (I use Y205 in the MUFE HD Foundation) so I don't care that much about a white cast. It'd be even more of a plus if someone could suggest a product I could touch up my UV protection with over my makeup that isn't the supergoop setting spray (tried it, didn't like it). My skin is normal, but will get oily around my T-zone occasionally. 
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BEAUTY MAVEN Johjoh / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I recommend MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA-UVB.  It's one of the few sunscreens that doesn't sting my face after workout.  The consistenc... see post
Q. New Wedding Day Foundation
Hey ya'll!! So I get married in September (3 months!!!) and I'm STILL looking for a good foundation to wear on my wedding day . We recently got a Sephora in my town so I no longer have to drive 2.5 hours to one or order online, so I went in and got the Make Up Forever HD liquid foundation and the shade match was lovely. However, it seemed to settle into my smile lines and get shiny and greasy throughout my workday (even with a good primer) so I'm not sure it would hold up well at my wedding.   I have combination skin I'd say. I get oily in my T-Zone and have larger pores.   Any help recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Need something with no SPF so it doesn't cause flashback in photos! THANKS!
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SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi MrsStarkey,    Congratulations! :)    To better answer your question, can you please let us know if you're using any other complexion products like a primer o... see post
Q. Anyone have experience/advice with vegan acne?
I've been cutting out meat for a while, and recently went full vegan and now my skin is freaking out. I've never really had that much acne to begin with, just usually around my period. But now my face is covered. Does anyone have experience with this? I'm trying to figure out if this something I need to ride out or change my whole skincare regimen...   any advice is greatly appreciated!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @phantompenguinx - Everything @ChicDabbler said.  When I went vegan (about 19 years ago), the biggest problems I ran into were not getting enough of some of the B vitami... see post
Q. Products that absorb oil, last long, and have skin care benefits?
I know, it seems like a long reach. I'm a workaholic, and I work about 16 hours a day usually. I also have shifts all night. Basically, I'm not looking for anything with crazy coverage or glam! Do you guys know any products I can wear during graveyard that will benefit my skin, soak up oils, and maybe last up to 10-12 hours? I'm mostly looking for a primer and a foundation/tinted moisturizer. I am very, very fair with combination skin. Thank you!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @amisakadarthana,   I have very oily skin and look for items that absorb oil all the time. Right now, the foundation works best for my skin type the Lancome Teint... see post
Q. What eye palette should I buy next?
I am interested in buying an eye palette for everyday makeup looks and I'm trying to figure out what to buy next. I already bought the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette so that's out. Information about me is that I have green eyes and my skin tone is light to median.
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BEAUTY MAVEN Sha789 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I like the Nars Loaded Eyeshadow palette for a nice night out (they have some nice shimmer colors). There's more brown in the palette which I think pairs well with green... see post
Q. Best product for acne scars?
Hi all!  I've been browsing the forum and found many suggestions for acne scar treatments.  So I was wondering what the best product is for acne scars?  I don't want a spot treatment or a peel, but an overall face serum/treatment.  But I don't want a face lightening product (I don't want to lighten my whole face/complexion).    Also, can I use these acne scar treatments in conjunction with another serum (such as an anti-aging serum)?  Thanks ahead of time for your advice/suggestions/answers!
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carina45 / NEWCOMER / answered
A. After using dermalmd scar serum I started seeing my acne scars lighten after a week of usage. This really works with acne scarring. I'm on my third week of using it and ... see post
Q. 12 Year Old Beauty Guru?
Hi, I am 12. I always watch juicystar07 and allthatglitters21 on youtube. They have inspired me so much to make a beauty guru channel, but am I too young? I also watch addicted2toofaced, and she is pretty young. I dont know also how to ask my mom and how to tell my friends. Please give me some advice, it would be so helpful! Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER aydasu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. This is your life so you can have the desire to do whatever you like. But, I personally would choose to focus on my studies.    I respect beauty gurus that have former... see post
Q. Milia
I have one-three small milia near my eye (underneath). I have not gone to a dermatologist because its not that extreme for me to get an incision. I was wondering if there were any good treatments to get rid of them? I'm too scared to perform a surgery on myself, but I also don't want to spend hundreds of $$ just to get 2 of them out when they're not that bad yet.   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. If it's a hard seed, it is best to seek a derm. Even if small, better to get them out when small, instead of later when it could be a problem and near the eye. OTC for c... see post
Q. occasional blemishes / colorless bumps
Hi. I am a teen and have occasional blemishes. i have tried the murad clarifying cleanser, but i get this colorless bumps on my forehead and dont know what to do. I feel like i tried everything, and not sure what skin regimen to invest in anymore. Please someone tell me what these colorless bumps are and how to get rid of them. 
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SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi lexi12121,    Just want to clarify - are these colorless bumps caused when you use the cleanser?    Also, what is your current skincare routine?    Best, ... see post
Q. Skincare help!
Hello, I was wondering if anyone had some skincare suggestions. I am fairly new to the world of skincare and I really want to work towards more radiant skin. I have sensitive and combination skin. I also have some acne problems, but those aren't my main priority at the moment. I was looking into some of Sephora Collection's cleansers and was wondering how those are. Also, how is the Urban Decay Hot Springs Hydrating Gel and would it work alone as a moisturizer? If you have any suggestions or tips, I would really appreciate the help! Thank you!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @DramaticBeauty,    Once you get into the world of skincare there's really no turning back from the addiction so welcome! hahaha :D    I personally really lik... see post
Q. mascara similar to maybelline falsies? :)
so i LOVE tha falsies mascara from maybelline ( i use the waterproof one, for curl hold ) and was wondering if there are any mascaras similar to it drugstore, highend, stocked in sephora...in dr. who's tardis ( seriously, does anyone else watch that show... tell me it's not just me) wherever. and prefrbly waterproof, i've never liked a non-waterproof mascara.   p.s. merry almost christmas! or new years, or hannakuah, or whatever you celebrate! <3 :0 
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meeboish / NEWCOMER / answered
A. I love it as well but have been looking for an animal cruelty-free brand in place of it. Have you had any luck finding anything like it? see post
Q. sunscreen for extremely sensitive skin
I am allergic to most sunscreens. The ones I am not allergic to are the ones that reflect light but they usually leave a white cast on the skin. Can anyone recommend a sunscreen for extremely sensitive skin that I can use before applying makeup that wont interfere with the color?
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Certain physical sunscreen will sit on the skin to reflect light and leave white cast. Why don't you try Super Daylight Savings SPF 25? It's full of natural and good for... see post
Q. Foundation for fair and dull looking skin%3F
Ive tried SO many foundations and every one seems to be a problem for me. My skin is pretty fair so most of the time the foundation oxidizes and my face is a different colour than my neck/chest. The most recent foundation I have been trying is the Georgio Armani Luminous Silk in shade 2 (3Y02) which is highly raved about and for some reason it looks super cakey on me, and is a little too yellow/dark for my natural skin tone. It also just doesn't look the dewy and flawless finish I want. My skin is not very problematic, sometimes dry but other than that it is good. Someone please help, I am looking for a luminous, dewy and flawless foundation and I have been on the hunt for too long! 
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SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi sophieb123,    Have you tried the Burberry Fresh Glow - Luminous Fluid Foundation? It has a beautiful finish :)   Also, if you find that foundations are oxidi... see post
Q. Forehead Acne
I just recently started getting awful forehead acne. Ive been told it could be from wearing my hair on my face. Stopped that, and it still contenues! Any products that could help clear this up? Thanks!
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SIGHTSEER Drewby / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / answered
A. Lush Grease Lightning! see post
Q. Foundation Shade?
I wear a 9.0 in Urban Decay all nighter. Does anyone know what my shade would be for the Estee Lauder double wear foundation?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Angiee718,    The closest shade in Double Wear to your Color IQ, #1Y12, is going to be Toasty Toffee 4W2 (which is a SkinTone match for #1Y11) or Sandalwood 6W1 ... see post
Q. Best Liquid Foundation for Oily Skin
Which of the following is the best liquid foundation for oily skin? I say liquid because I tried Bare Minerals and don't like it, I also tried Make Up Forever Mat Velvet and it did not make my skin matte at all!   Lancome TEINT IDOLE ULTRA - Enduringly Divine & Comfortable Makeup 14-Hour Retouch-Free, Oil-Free Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation NARS Sheer Matte Foundation MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15   Let me know if anyone with oily skin has tried any of these and what is the best recommendation. I am also open to other foundations I may have missed that are also good. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER xoxcharlottexox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 : Sampled this recently and it looked really good. The texture was really natural-looking and felt lightweight. Lancome TEINT I... see post
Q. NUDE LIP COLOUR FOR IQ 3Y05
Does anyone out there have the colour IQ 3Y05 and if so, do you have any suggestions for the perfect nude lip colour?!
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MeganBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi alliefras,    Because a nude lip can mean something different to everyone, I recommend checking out Sephora's Virtual Artist app where you can virtually try on pr... see post
Q. best concealer for asian indian dark circles
What is the best concealer for asian indian under eye dark circles that will not be drawn into the tiny wrinkles?  I have attempted many though unable to achieve the desired, natural, well rested look without looking like I have risen from the dead....please help! Thanks, shaila
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BEAUTY MAVEN buttersy / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Try Boing by Benefit...I have also tried many and recommend this to all my friends! Now I have 3 girls using it daily! They love it as much as I do! Covers ANYTHING! Aft... see post
Q. Best concealer for blemishes
I am wondering what people think as the best concealer for blemishes. I don't like ones with salicylic acid. I was using shape tape and the nars soft matte but both are too pink in my shade and doesn't fully cover. Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER Beadshopgirl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I've had good results using UD Naked Skin green colour corrector first, then Hourglass Vanish foundation stick applied strategically with a lip brush. Then I blur the ed... see post
Q. Which foundation should I choose?
I went to Sephora today to sample a few foundations:   -Makeup Forever Mat Velvet Plus   and    -Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation      But, the sales associate pointed me towards a few other foundations as well.    -Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation -Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation and -Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation     So, now I'm confused!!!  Which one should I purchase in the full size??   To help you out, I have combination skin, slightly more dry than oily. My skin is only gets oily when I get hot. My skin is also acne prone, and in need of a full coverage foundation. If the foundation isn't completely full coverage, then I'd need an additional concealer.    Which one of these foundations is not too mattifying/ works well with slightly dry skin, stays put, and doesn't break out or irritate the skin?    Thanks
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC pmilhous713 / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / answered
A. Hi tartey, not sure what you ended up buying after all? I'm in the same predicament. Clinique stay matte caused me to break out. Nars peeled on my face. MUFE is so far t... see post
Q. Im looking for a green mascara.
Any suggestions?
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BEAUTY BOSS Kim888 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. Make up forever and the sephora collection both have ones that have decent reviews.    http://www.sephora.com/smoky-lash-mascara-P217907?skuId=1354026&icid2=products%2... see post
Q. need new moisturizer for dry skin
I have dry skin and at night I like to use a moisturizer that is REALLY moisturizing. I have seen replies for questions like mine but those products are not moisturizing enough for me. I would be using this lotion for nighttime along with some acne medication I am using. Thank you for your suggestions!!
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BEAUTY PRO honeylemongirl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. The brand that my dermatologist recommended to me is CeraVe, which is available in drugstores. I really like the products because my skin is dry but also irritated at th... see post
Q. kate somerville sunscreen serum
Any oily girls like me have experience with this sunscreen?  I need a non-comedogenic high SPF sunscreen that won't clog my already-overactive pores.  I was looking at this or Sheshido's products.  I've tried Boscia and it broke me out.  I would like something that goes on smoothly under makeup.  Thanks! 
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SPECIAL GUEST lyn23 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / answered
A. I'm trying Shiseido  Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face for a couple of weeks now. It dries matte and it works fine under makeup - n... see post
Q. Makeup for Accutane users?
Hi everyone! I will be starting Accutane treatment this fall for acne in my T-zone, and I will need a new daily makeup routine to deal with dry, flaky skin. I'm very, very self conscious without makeup, so going fresh-faced probably won't be an option. I have very sensitive, very pale skin, and I'm worried that my usual makeup will look weird and fake if my skin is flaking. It would be amazing if y'all could help me choose some products for daily use! Thanks! This is what makeup I wear on a daily basis: -primer -foundation -concealer -powder -blush -highlighter -bronzer -nude eyeshadow -eyeliner (pencil) -mascara -lip gloss So if y'all could help me find moisturizing products that won't look conspicuous with dry skin, that would be amazing! Oh, and one last thing: my Sephora+Pantone Color ID is 1R02! Thanks so much!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Skk150, in addition to finding new cosmetics, please also be sure you're practicing sun safety (sport SPF even if it's not super sunny outside) daily and ensuring yo... see post
Q. Tips for Traveling to Europe with Heat Tools?
Hi Beauties!   I'm planning my first trip to Europe (Hungary, mainly) in a couple months and am concerned with being able to use my heat tools...I have a lot of hair that I try to take particular care of, and I'm attending a wedding - so I need to look polished.   I have a Velecta Paramount hair dryer, an amika Polished Perfection Straightening Brush, and their Switch Kit curling iron.    I mention the specific tools I have so that I can ask the following: Has anyone traveled to EU with these specific tools, or similar? Did you use a converter - which one? Has anyone tried just ordering new tools from a EU seller so that the tools have the right hardware? If so, any suggestions on similar quality tools to look at? I'm also curious to see if anyone has other thoughts/ideas/suggestions on the topic that I haven't thought to ask about.   Thanks!!  
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HALL OF FAMER wheeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I don't think it is worth taking.  Just buy when you get there.  There are tons of CVS type stores all over EU. Price is the same as home, too.   Or, borrow.  Most ho... see post
Q. How to cover up smile lines?
Throughout the day, my smile lines become more noticeable and it always bothers me. Is there a specific product that can help such as a primer to reduce the appearance of smile lines?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Ilana23,   There are some primers such as the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer can help fill fine lines and dimin... see post
Q. Beauty Blender Cleaning With Stubborn Foundation Patches
Hi! I've been using a Beauty Blender for a couple years now but I've found that sometimes the long wear foundation I use won't come out when I wash it. I use Estee Lauder Double Wear and when I go to clean my Beauty Blender there're patches of the foundation that get hard and won't come out. It's not just a stain, there's actually a hard patch of dried foundation (sometimes on the surface and sometimes i can feel it inside the blender). I've used their soap with both hot and cold water, but nothing seems to help. Also, it's happening with a brand new blender so its age can't be the problem. I need some advice on how to get it out. Thanks!
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scrapperluv / RISING STAR / answered
A. I have the same problem with Revlon Colorstay (which is supposed to be a dupe for EL). I've tried Bronners, BB cleanser, olive oil/dish soap, facial cleanser and even tr... see post
Q. Recommendation for Dark Circles
Hello everyone~   I'm 21 and I'm starting to get dark circles and fine lines under my eyes. Do you guys have any products to share that worked for you?? Thanks!!
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BEAUTY BOSS eleonorarosa / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. Hi chocopai,   I can recommend you Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to use during the day;  it is very brightening.    For fine lines, Clinique All About Eyes Ri... see post
Q. Drybar bundle?
Will sephora restock the drybar total blowout bundle or another similar bundle?? I just ran across it on sephora.com yesterday but it was out of stock. My hair dryer just died, and I am looking to try to drybar dryer along with some of their other products. It was limited edition and I have called to speak with online rep - they said it was still there so they didn't think it was discontinued but there was no restock date. Thanks!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @anov,   I would continue to check back as Drybar tends to release these bundles during the holidays or during our promotional sales that happen 2-3 times a year.... see post