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Q. Prom Lipstick Help!!
I'm wearing a navy blue dress and I'm using the Modern Renaissance palette for my eyes. I have very pale neutral-toned skin, blue eyes, and very dark brown hair. I would really like something that doesn't need to be reapplied to often and doesn't look super weird when it wears off. 
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A. Hi @jewelygirl,   I would recommend maybe a traditional lipstick. Some of them do last longer and fade away nicely throughout the day. Do you have any idea for what ... 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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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 that doesn't smudge or flake?
as much as i love maybeline's mascaras, they smudge and flake like crazy. i need something that lengthens and separates (like maybeline's one by one) and keeps my long lashes from falling down over my eyes. most importantly i need something that doesn't give me raccoon eyes.   p.s. i've tried hypnose, it burns like crazy. i guess my eyes are sensitive too.
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BEAUTY WHIZ beautybandit88 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. Too Faced- Better than Sex  OR Wander Beauty- Unlashed 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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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. hi @Heatoyos1   sorry you haven't gotten a response yet.. did you end up finding a makeup salon that you liked? If so, I hope you share your experience :D see post
Q. How long does your Tinted Moisturizer bottle/tube last?
I'm trying to justify spending the $ for a mid to high end TM I haven't worn a foundation, TM, BB cream or really any kind of facial tinting product in about 7 years so I don't remember how long bottles/tubes usually last. What kind of TM do you use, how many days a week do you use it and about how long does it last you?
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A. @missallyson  I use the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer [below].  I probably average 3 or so applications a week, and it always lasts me at least a year.  It does, ... see post
Q. blonde hair pale skin problem.
i have very blonde hair and very pale skin. what can i do with my make up that can make these positive attritubes? without having to hit a tanning booth.
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A. I too am fair with bond hair and light eyes.  I have pink undertones so I have to wear a foundation.  I'm mixed thought, I look better in gold and it took forever for me... 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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BEAUTY BUFF scarletpuppy64 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. I would highly suggest Wander Beauty Unlashed Mascara! It gives a great natural look with length and volume, and it does not clump or bleed over the hours! (woohoo) Grea... see post
Q. What product should I purchase for a nice coverage ?
I do have sensitive, acne prone skin, I want something that makes me look'alive' and covers on days i have a break out yet be natural and i can use it as a canvas for my face(to build up and go out )... Found ation? BB cream? .. I do have dry skin too and today I got the Urban Decay  Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector, but it said online its for combination skin?  It would be great if it had an SPF too!   Please Advice!
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A. Hi @Lola94,   I suggest checking out the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35. This is suitable for all skin types and this BB Cream hydrates the skin while providi... see post
Q. looking for a blush that is talc and cornstarch free?
I recently read that cornstarch can aggravate acne. I also read that talc is a known carcinogen. I am currently using Nars blush but I keep breaking out only where I apply it...I want to try something new but I can't seem to find any blush that does not have these 2 ingredients! please help.
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A. Buxom is great   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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BEAUTY MAVEN beautyaddict989 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I've been looking into going off birth control and I'm worried about breakouts because the whole reason I started birth control was to help with acne.   I've also hear... see post
Q. Getting makeup done for prom?
I want to get my makeup done for prom at Sephora and I have a few questions. If you've ever gone your makeup done here, what was your experience? Did you like the makeup? How long will it take? I'm also getting my hair done by a family friend before. I want to make sure I have plenty of time. Prom starts at 7 but we're also going to eat and take pictures, I've never been to prom before so I have no idea how long this takes. Any idea what time I should make my appointment? I'm also going to the mall tomorrow anyway and should I just make my appointment while I'm there, or would it be better to call? Any other tips/comments? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER starsandbucks / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @britani Like the others have said, unless you're Rouge you will have to buy $50 of product to get a makeover. And I have to be honest, I know it 100% depends on who the... see post
Q. Nars velvet lip pencils
I cannot decide between Nars lip pencils in Walkyrie and Dolce Vita, anyone that could tell me the difference between them? 
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A. Dolce Vita is a muted or dusty rose; Walkyrie is much more of a brown/terra cotta.   see post
Q. Under eye/dark circle concealer
Does anyone know of a great under eye/dark circle concealer? I hardly wear any makeup so it would have to be subtle, but effective. I am at a loss, any suggestions??
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A. If your circles are especially dark, you can try a corrective concealer underneath a normal one -- Bobbi Brown Corrector is great for this purpose.   If your circles a... see post
Q. Looking for an eye cream to go with Dr. Dennis Gross's Ferulic+Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum
I recieved Dr. Dennis Gross's new eye serum today and I love it. The only problem is its not quite moisturizing enough so i deffinately need a cream with it. i possted a question earlier but the suggestions i was getting were eye creams that i really had no interest in or had tried before. i called the nearest sephora and a woman told me to try shiseido benefiance (but i thought that was just for wrinkles) i've tried so many eye creams over the past year and a half that i really dont want to make another return. the main problems around my eyes are: Hydration/Dryness, Puffiness, Dark Circles(which are not always this dark and some creams do help...if only i could remeber which they were!!!)  and a few fine lines a little crows feet ( maybee some firmness). but keep in mind i will be wearing dr dennis gross,s skincare ferulic+retinol triple corection eye serum with the cream. i just want something thats going to make dr gross's eye serum even better( or atleast attemt to find it), and i'm absolutely not a skincare expert...but any ideas or suggestions are more than welcome. i will stop rambling now...thanks in advance kt
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desidiva / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I've been using it with the TNS eye a great deal on Amazon.  The serum is fantastic, I've used it for about a year now and can get away with no concealer on ... see post
Q. Which color should I use to counteract dark patches?
Okay my face overall is pretty light/pale in color, but uh.. years of sun damage on my lower face has made my mouth area slightly darker. But my neck is pale so it looks super weird if I try to match the rest of my face to the color of my chin/mouth area. But if I wear a lighter foundation to match my neck and other areas on my face, the chin/mouth area looks really ashy and grey.    I thought maybe color correcting can help me, to wear them underneath my foundation. But I have no idea which color works for brightening a big area of dark patches? The color isn't blue/purple/yellow anything, although I guess it falls under the category of "sallowness", but I've tried lavender colors before and it just makes the area look even more ashy and unattractive. Any ideas? Would orange work? I thought orange was for the green/blue like, for undereyes and such.
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A. Hi @Avalith,   If you want to correct sallowness, lavender and blue are your best bets. If you've tried lavender before and it didn't like it, I'd suggest looking in... see post
Q. Nails in the Sephora Play video - What is this color??
Pandasmom / RISING STAR / answered
A. Really want to know what it is too.  I know it is not Smith & Cult The Bee Side. 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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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. Under Eye Bumps, NOT milia
For as long as I can remember, I've had these tiny bumps that gather around the inner corner of my eye and along my dark circles. I really, really hate them! They kind of look like chicken skin, but they don't really feel bumpy or anything. I've seen pictures of milia, and that is definitely not what I have. These little bumps don't ever go away and they never move. Some people say that they've started to notice this chicken skin under their eyes as they aged, but I'm a Sophomore and I've had this problem my whole life! I've done a little research, and so far all of the fixes have been really complicated and confusing. Please give me a solution! I like to take good care of my skin, but I'd much rather just buy a lotion or something than see a dermatologist. Thanks for all your help!
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cpalagonia / FRESH FACE / answered
A. By any chance are you partially Mediterranean?  I have the same problem and have been told its because of my heritage.  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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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. 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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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
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A. Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner pencils go on easily and stay put. UD has the 24/7 15th anniversary set of 15 pencils for the price of 5, great deal and great colors!  If you ... 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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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. Painful pimple on lips, how do you deal with that?
Ok, so there's acne treatment and various things to treat pimple on the face. If it's drying or harsh, no big deal. But I've got a tiny red bump on the lip that hurts every time I touch it and it's a problem when I eat. Moreover, I JUST manage to recover my lips from it's previous dry/itchy/flaky condition, so.......   Have you ever gotten pimples on your lips? how do you deal with that?   Thanks.
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melikealbani / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I find that using a gentle lip product, like Smith's Rosebud Lip Salve, to be very helpful in soothing painful blemishes on or around the lips. It's so hard to resist ex... see post
Q. What's the best concealer for me to highlight with
Hi I use the born this way foundation in color  natural beige and I want to get in to contour my face but I'm not sure which concealer to use to highlight my face and to contour  I been looking in high end and drugstore like maybe line and  la color pro but I can't find the color that goes with me 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi @120406 I really love the Anastasia Beverly Hills stick foundations for highlight and contour. They have shade called "Fawn" that is perfection for me to contour with... see post
Q. What do you use with your Clarisonic?
I just started using the Clarisonic Mia and am interested in seeing what everyone does with theirs.   1. Which Clarisionc do you have? 2. How often do you use it? 3. What products work best for you? Cleanser? Exfoliator?  4. What is your skin type?   I hope something like this hasn't already been posted recently. 
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A. Spectra Gel.  Back to my high school days.  It's not drying and hypo allergenic..  And you get far more product for your money.   see post
Q. What kind of makeup should a 12 year old wear?
My cousin was wondering what kind of makeup would be appropriate for a 12 year old? Are there any brands you would recommend?
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kitcatliz13 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. if shes twelve years old I would think that maybe she should start off with some drugstore brand mascara, covergirl is good, and then as she gets more comfortable with i... see post
Q. Contouring
My foundation shade is 3yo3 , What La Girl Concealer shade can i use for concealing & contouring. HELP??  
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. HI @An0ny did you ever find your color match? If not, there are matching databases on Findation and Temptalia that could help you with that! see post
Q. What makeup should 14 year old wear???
Hey so I am almost 14. I am now starting to get more makeup for myself. But what kind of makeup is appropriate for my age? Please help me girls! Thanks and have a great day! <3
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A. I  would recommend wearing light colored eyeshadows, use ones with a little sparkle in them.  Matte eye shadows can look more mature.  Also, stick to colors that are sim... 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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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. hi @tleezimm sorry you haven't gotten an answer yet!   You may want to repost this in the MAC thread, someone there will be able to answer :D   http://community.seph... see post
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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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. hi @makeup090 what brand was this? see post