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Q. Concealer
I was looking to buy the Nars creamy concealer but I'm not too sure which shade would fit my skin tone best. I would go to an actual Sephora store but its a bit far. Thanks for any help!
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Your skintone looks fairly close to mine.  Based off this picture I would guess you're vanilla. see post
Q. Oily Skin
I used to have dry patches and oily skin, but I've switched to using Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb, May Coop Raw Sauce, Son & Park Beauty Water, and I use St Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrub as a cleanser. My skin has stopped being dry, but it's still oily. It's not as oily as it used to be but I really want to find a way or product(s) that would help my face not be so oily or shiny during the day. Also, I don't wear makeup. 
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A. Stop the apricot, it's too rough. A exfoliator should have smooth particles, that apricot crushes the seed for jagged edges; can lead to microtears  An exfoliator isn't ... see post
Q. Foundation Help
Hello ladies!      I am in desperate need of your help. I am on the hunt for a foundation (and/or concealer combo) that will not crease or break up on my face. Recently I've noticed that my old stand-by's tend to break up or crease heavily around my nose and eyes.       I've spent far more than I probably should have trying to find a combination of primers, foundations, powders etc to stop the issue. I've ensured that they're all match based (oil, water), tried some YouTube techniques, even bought new brushes because I thought my beauty blender wasn't hacking it anymore.      I'm fed up and swimming in a sea of foundations that don't seem to want to cooperate. Any ideas and suggestions would be great!     Thank You!
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A. Hi @crystymre, I've been on a foundation kick and I think I've tried about 20 different foundations... so far, I like Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk, Tom Ford Waterproof,... see post
Q. flakey under eyes
My foundation/concealer has been flaking off under my eyes and leaving a spot without makeup which ruins my whole look, what can I do to stop this??
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A. Hi @smarston17,   It sounds like your undereye area may be a little bit dry. If you like the concealer and foundation you're using, I'd recommend looking into an eye... see post
Q. Are MAKE UP FOR EVER products cruelty free?
I should have looked into this before buying - I love their HD foundation and am now wondering how animal friendly they are. Anyone have any insight? TIA
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A. Make Up For Ever does not do animal testing.  So, feel free to buy MUFE brand because it's cruelty-free! As a fellow animal lover, I'd like to say thanks for caring! ... see post
Q. Recommendations for Products for Postpartum Hair Regrowth/Strengthening
Hello everyone! I am ten months postpartum and in need of product recommendations to encourage my very long, fine hair to grow back. It started falling out like crazy after my little guy was born (as it does to everyone who's had a baby). I wear it in a ponytail/messy bun most days, but on occasion I'll straighten it or style it in a donut bun, and all I can focus on are the little devil horns all around my face from new growth. It's lost a lot of body, and while I don't usually go for "lift"-style volume, I do miss the little that I did have. Does anyone have a product that they love? I don't wash my hair every day (usually 2-3x a week) and haven't for a long time (except when the munchkin was a very newborn and I needed to feel a little bit human!). It does tangle fairly easily, and I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I actually don't brush it very often, either. Thanks!
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A. @jraemiller Actually a lot of what you're doing already is good for achieving a healthy head of hair (such as not washing or brushing it very often, wearing it up in a b... see post
Q. Kate Somerville Product Question
I've been maintaining my complexion with ProActiv which has done wonders for my skin.  Recently though, I will get flare ups and my face will still break out with stubborn acne that I can't get rid of for days or weeks using ProActiv and other spot treatments.  I was wondering which Kate Somerville product would be best for acne prone/oily skin: The Detox daily cleanser or the Eradikate mark foam-activated treatment?
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A. Anti Bac is my absolute holy grail. Whenever I repurchase it, I'm always amazed that it's just $42.. I would seriously still buy it at more than twice that much. It is a... see post
Q. BarePro and Itching?
I've been using BareMinerals BarePro powder foundation for a few weeks now. Unfortunately, it's itchy and makes my skin feel tight. I'm not sure if it's the combination of the products I'm using or the BarePro itself that's irritating my skin but I really love this foundation and want to make it work. Here's my morning make up/skin care routine. - Cleanse with FAB's pure cleanser (morning and night) - Tone with Jurlique's rosewater spray (morning and night) - Moisturize with L'Octaine light moisturizer (morning and night) - Prime with BareMineral's original primer - Buff on BarePro - Buff on BareMineral's original Mineral Veil - Finish with Urban Decay's chill setting spray   What do y'all think? Is it the foundation I'm using or the primer?   
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A. There's enough reviews that BarePro is itchy - talc is the first ingredient which could be the culprit. To really narrow down the product that's actually causing it, you... see post
Q. Acne that wont go away
Does anyone know of any good products that can help get arid of stubborn acne?
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A. It may not be acne, I would see a doctor first. OTC products are limited in strength and ingredients, there's more options if a prescription is needed. Also a doctor nav... see post
Q. face makeup for wrinkly skin
My mom asked for a fluffy powder brush for Christmas and said that since she's getting older (late 40s) she can't just use the puff that comes with it anymore because it settles into lines so she needs a fluffy brush to blend it out. I was thinking about it and I think maybe she needs a primer instead (I'm going to get a brush anyways but I might also get her a primer). Are there primers that cater to her issue or is there a different solution?    side note: in terms of makeup she only uses a light layer of powder (I think it's l'oreal) and sometimes tinted lip balm, nothing else
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CaseyHunter / FRESH FACE / answered
A. if she likes powder and has sensitive or redness to her skin i highly reccomend IT cosmetics CC+ Veil. It's a finishing powder that is super light weight but can be made... see post
Q. Perfect Glow Makeup
How to get a perfect glow makeup? What products do you need? Please lists me some products for this makeup look ( not that expensive ). I would like to try a new makeup look, i want to look tan and have this good highlight/glow.
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A. If you want to look tan and have a glow, a nice luminous bronzer would probably work for you!   Shimmery blushes overtop other blushes or highlight on the highest poin... see post
Q. I've had Oily skin my whole life. Now I'm starting to have combo of oily and dry - HELP!!
I'm 21 years old and have had oily skin - no doubt in the world that my face is an oil slick. Within the last year I have noticed my skin starting to have dry areas as well as oil patches. I have no idea if this is how my skin has developed or I'm using products that are just making me dry. I have only had a handful on instances in which a product managed to make me dry.   Any suggestions on what skin care/ makeup i can use? I'm almost hesitant to completely change into combo products because I'm worried that this is just a weird time for me
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BEAUTY BUFF colormepinkenblu / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. I was oily/combo until I hit my mid 20's and now I'm straight up oily. (That sounds weird lol.) My routine stayed pretty consistent so I know it wasn't products causing ... see post
Q. Extremely Oily Skin
I have really oily skin and I am trying to find products to help balance it and also a foundation that is best for oily skin. I use Make Up Forever Mat Velvet + Mattifying foundation but I do not feel it is really doing much for me. Any Recommendations? 
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A. What exact skincare products do you use? Something is disrupting the balance, possibly stripping the skin of oils. when the skin is dehydrated it produces more oil to tr... see post
Q. Tips to stop foundation from drying out skin?
I have normal/combination skin with normal cheeks and nose, dry mouth and eye area, and an oily forehead. But whenever I wear foundation, it completely dries out my face (especially my cheeks, mouth area, and eye area) and makes it feel really tight. I make sure to layer my skincare and put on moisturizer underneath, but I still feel dry. So far I've tried the Smashbox bb cream, Smashbox bb water, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, and the Custom Cover fx drops mixed with the Maybelline blur and smooth primer (which I wear under all my foundations). Does anyone have any good hydrating primers or makeup tricks that could help with this? Or do you have any suggestions on lightweight light-medium coverage foundations I could try (preferably $50 and under with a decent shade range; I have dark skin)?
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A. Oh UD Naked foundation was sooo drying on me! I have that happen as well, especially in the winter. There are two things that helps me through the winter. Hourglass no.2... see post
Q. Replacement for Dior Addict Lip Polish in Fresh Epert
A few years ago I bought my mother Dior Addict Lip Polish in Fresh Expert for Christmas and she loved it. She loved the color and the feel and everything about it. She asked me to get it again, but it appears to be discontinued. Is anyone familiar with this product and know of a good replacement product in a similar color? Thanks!
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Q. Does the 10 hr wear perfection foundation give me a natural look?
I am looking for a new foundation and I found the 10 hr wear perfection foundation.I was wondering if it would give me a natural airbrushed look.
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Q. Ceramic vs Ionic?? Looking for a new hair dryer
Helloooo!! I am looking for a new hair dryer and I have a few questions and was wondering if anyone would be able to answer them. My first is the classic "ceramic or ionic" question. I have normal to thick wavy/curly hair that does take a bit more effort to blow dry smooth. I loooove volume and I read somewhere that ceramic is better for volume but I feel like ionic would be better for my hair type because it's curly. Additionally, I can imagine that I would be able to create the desired amount of volume with a little help from my plumping mousse and velcro rollers if I had an ionic dryer. I also keep seeing words like "tourmaline" "nano titanium" and "titanium", can someone please clarify what they mean exactly?? I have my eye on the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Portofino (info is right here if you are not familiar &product_id=132 ) but I was also wondering which hair dryers you guys like the best/would be good for my hair type! Thank you One last thing, does anyone know any good hairsetters?? Babyliss makes hot rollers and I am looking for a nice set of PRO hot rollers, but it seems like not that many brands carry them, if you happen to know of any hot rollers that would be lovely. Thank you!! xoxo
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Q. Can't get rid of my adult acne...please help!!
What should I use for adult acne? I am in my upper 20's and have tried everything, Pro Active, No Zit Sherlock, Derma Doctor and even over the counter brands at target. It's all below my nose, so I'm told it's hormonal. My skins dries easily, but I am just looking for something to clear up my acne!!! Help!
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BEAUTY PRO fantasiabliss / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A.  use tea tree oil, Avoid hormone disrupters such as octinoxate, that has given me cystic acne on my chin, its in everything so read the label before putting it on your f... see post
Q. Applying Foundation
Applying foundation is one makeup technique that could take a lifetime to perfect. But seriously, who has a lifetime? I've started this thread to see what everyone does to apply their foundation.   For me, personally, I usually just use my fingers. I've found that using my fingers warms up the product and makes it easier to blend over my face without having to use too much and ending up with a gunky and caked on look.    Post your technique and any tips you may have for applying your favorite foundation
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MTMama1 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I have tried several methods but recently started using a damp stippling brush. I like light even coverage and found that a very lightly damp brush helps me use less fou... see post
Q. Cold Sores!!!
I have this really big cold sore on my lip. Have you heard anything about how it can heal quicker so I can (finally) put on some lip gloss?
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A. "Carin' for your cold sore" is SO great. It's almost like it starts dissolving the cold sore right away (weird image, I know). see post
Q. red lipstick always turns pink!
I really want to start wearing a red lip more often, but every time I try on a red lipstick it turns an awful hot pink color! I'm very fair with pink undertones and I'm tired of wasting money on reds that don't stay red. Any help from someone who may have the same problem would be very much appreciated
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RMeuller / FRESH FACE / answered
A. Hi Elbonner, I have the same issue and was searching for tips myself, actually.  That being said, I have had some luck with using a light to medium brown eyeliner to lin... see post
Q. Looking for foundations similar to Kat Von D's in L42 :)
Hey there! I currently am trying to find a new everyday foundation as my lovely KVD is quite heavy and my skin is starting to react to it, maybe because it's getting cold outside, I don't know.   I am pretty pale, like ghostly, more on the pink side. I'd really love to see swatches of Cover FX in N0 and in P10, MUFE HD and Water Blend in R210, and anything that could be like, REALLY pale and pinkier, next to KVD's foundation in L42 or MUFE Mat Velvet in #15. Actually, I'm not even sure if R210 is very pale, I only tried Y205 a whole day and I didn't feel like my usual self because it is yellow.   I really need a light coverage. I also still have my white mixer if I can't get my hand on something perfect, tho I'd prefer not having to use a lot. Thank you!
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A. Hi, @Kellycious!  The Color IQ for KVD in L42 is 1R02.  The foundations that have a color with the same Color IQ can be found at the link below.  Click on the foundation... see post
Q. EYELINER colorrne
suggestions on eyeliner color for very blue eyes & blond hair? My go to shadow color is all the glimmers by MAC which is a beige golden pearl/shimmer.  
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Q. Foundation for mom
So I want to buy a foundation as a gift for my mom who is in her late 50s. I know she used CHANEL #22 before but she wants to try something new. Her skin type is oily. Any suggestions? Because there's no CHANEL makeup here I don't know how to find foundations with similar color.
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A. Start with Color IQ it's a findation finder, can enter what's previously used.   The websites temptalia and findation both have similar to color iq... see post
Q. Is there Sephora in Germany to buy?
serendipity1973 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I was wondering when you will open a Store in Germany? I know there is one in France but the shipping is pricy to Germany.    Sincerely Rose see post
Q. need MAJOR help with concealer/powder!!! -__-'
Hi everyone! I usually just browse, but have never had many questions, until now, lol I have the urban decay primer potion in original hourglass veil mineral primer nars radiant creamy concealer and laura mercier translucent setting powder and the urban decay setting spray also as a reference i have attached a pic of my eye without anything and with. i have some very fine lines nothing too crazy, but lots of purple ( runs in family )  i am 30.   I have googled like crazy, browsed youtube, and no matter what I try, I CAN'T find a solution to this problem anywhere. I don't understand why, but no matter what this concealer cakes up on me HARDCORE. is it just not right for me??? is it the powder? i don't know what the issue is...sigh. I will be going to sephora this weekend to try to buy the right concealer but would like your opinions and advice. i don't want to keep having to go and exchanging all the time and the closest sephora to me is not that close lol so yeah, as soon as I put concealer and setting powder on, within a few minutes, the concealer breaks apart no matter/cracks/sets into fine lines.horribly. my other makeup is fine. as a reference if it helps in you helping me, my HG foundation that i love and my skin seems to love is the MUFE Ultra HD. i wear shade y225. i moisturize and prime, yada yada yada.  i don't think i am doing anything wrong.  The only thing I have read online that possibly makes sense is people with drier skin seem to not do well with the Nars concealer. my skin isn't particularly dry but it's definitely on the drier then oilier side. so maybe that is why...i really don't know. ugh i rambled on a lot, your turn now!
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @volkvin   You do not have any lines really.  Here is my suggestion, take it with a grain of salt.  This is what I do.   1. Hydrate under your eyes with an eye cream... see post
Q. Will the Clarisonic stimulate unwanted hair growth?
I really want to buy a Clarisonic Mia but I'm afraid that it might stimulate the hair on my face to grow thicker. I really don't want my peach fuzz to become more noticeable.    I read this online: Topical hair growth  is caused by sustained surface irritation to an area. These methods can stimulate the blood supply to an area, bringing more nourishment to the area. This can stimulate hair growth.    Has this happened to anyone using the Clarisonic?  
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A. I've never come across this issue before while working with the Clarisonic or to any clients that I've recommended it to.   To be honest, your worry isn't irrational, ... see post
Q. Foundation tips?
Recently I've noticed my foundation leaves an extreme patchy cakey finish on my face (not cute whatsoever). I feel like I've tried so many foundations & primers from Sephora and cannot find the perfect combination or foundation for that matter. The primer I've used is too faced hangover and smash box pore minimizer. I've tried bare minerals matte foundation, tarte Amazonian clay, lancome, too faced born this way. NOTHING WORKS!!! I even set my face with a translucent powder and use urban decay make up spray. I'm dry around the corners of my nose, but extremely oiley in my t-zone, especially around the corners of my mouth. If anybody can give me a recommendation on anything I'd really appreciate it!!
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jessimitch / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I have been in the same boat as you, but just recently switched up my routine and figured out the culprits!    First off, the Smashbox pore minimizer primer is SUPER d... see post
Q. Kat Von D Lock It Edge Concealer Brush or Marc Jacobs The Concealer Brush
Hello,   I am interested in a new under eye concealer brush and am looking at either the Kat Von D Lock it Edge Concealer Brush or Marc Jacobs The Concealer Brush. The shape of both these look fairly similar. I have the Sephora Pro 57 brush which works quite well but was interested in something with a different shape. Would you recommend going with the Kat Von D brush or the Marc Jacobs?   Thank you! 
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A. I would go with the Kat Von D brush. I would actually get the Kat Von D Shade and Light brush-it is $34 and you get two brushes (one on each end)-is the brush that is be... see post
Q. Eyebrow Gel
What do you use eyebrow gel for? I got some in a makeup kit but I am not really sure what to do with it. What do you use it for?
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A. I use it in the place of eyebrow wax because I think it is easier to apply.  I apply it to keep my eyebrows in an upswept position all day.  Once you apply it and have y... see post