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Q. Fair, Cool-Toned Foundation?
I have previously gotten 1R02 on the Color IQ chart, and it's not too dark, but it looks way too yellow on me. I have dry skin, and want a medium-to-full coverage foundation. Any color/foundation recommendations? Thanks to all suggestions.
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have fair, cool-toned skin and have had the best luck with Hourglass's Illusion Skin Tint in Vanilla. Don't be fooled by the name either, it is definitely medium to fu... see post
Q. Foundation
I need help finding a foundation for everyday use. I have tried dozens and can not find the right one. I have read that for acne prone skin to try a tinted moisturizer but did not like the coverage it gave me. Everything I try either breaks me out or is not enough coverage. Help please!! 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Jordy3,   Have you tried Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation? This foundation is  oil-free, fragrance-free, transfer-resistant, noncomedogenic,... see post
Q. Medium Coverage Foundation for Oily Skin
Hi everyone!  I was hoping you all could give me some recommendations for a good medium coverage, quick to apply, every day foundation.  For days when I need/want more coverage I use Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ which I love!  For days when I have less time or want less coverage I'm currently using Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream.  I love the ease with which it can be applied but I'd like a bit more coverage as well as more help in controlling oil. I have very pale skin which has made foundation shopping difficult in the past (MUFE MV #15).  It seems like so many lines just don't offer shades light enough for my skin tone.  I have combination skin that tends to get pretty oily on my nose and chin.  Also, I use the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and, even though its expensive, I haven't found anything that works better. Thanks in advance for any recommendations!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi LissLou,   I have oily combo skin too and I find my tzone almost impossible to stay matte, but I've found some products that are really helping!    For founda... see post
Q. Foundation match
  I am looking for a new foundation to purchase, unfortunately I don't exactly know my skin tone because I don't have any local Sephora stores. Currently I am using Dior star fluid foundation in the color 010 ivory. I was wondering what my color would be in the Kat Von D Lock it foundation and the Giorgi Armani Luminous silk foundation. Thanks! 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Diorgirlylover,   Your color IQ is 2Y02 based on your Dior foundation.   Your closest match in the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation would be Light 43 Warm (it wil... see post
Q. Should i buy becca rose quartz or Sephora favourite glow kit?
keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Roopsi, Those are both on my loves list so I feel your struggle! It depends on your needs/wants. The Glow kit is great because it has different options and formulatio... see post
Q. sunscreen recommendation?
Hi! I have a bad habit of not wearing sunscreen but I just moved to the high desert and it's clearly necessary. How much spf do I need and can you recommend a sunscreen or moisturizer with spf (sephora or drugstore) that isn't greasy, won't cause acne, and can be worn smoothly under makeup? And on that note, should I wear foundation primer over the sunscreen? Thanks. 
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BEAUTY MAVEN mmmiu / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A.   Hi movelikewater, I'm a huuuuuge fan of Orbis and have been using for a few years (it has SPF 34 Pa+++) It might be harder to get in Canada (the only website I foun... see post
Q. Color corrector for pale skin and dark acne scars??
I've had acne for the past 6 years, and I just can't get rid of it. I have SUPER pale skin, and I've been told that green corrector only works for tan-ish skin. I've also been told that yellow is better for pale skin and acne scars. My acne is ALL over my face, mostly on my chin, and left cheek. I really need to know what color corrector to use!! (and also a brand??)
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BEAUTY MAVEN allieaddiction / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I know you are looking for a color corrector but why not treat the problem? Using something with hydroquinoone is really good but is intense. I am basically the lightest... see post
Q. Which colour corrector should I use for my dark circles?
Any comment is welcome! I think that my dark circles are kind of red...? but im not sure about it. is there someone that suffers from dark circles? around there?  
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi! I am having some health issues and have ended up needed more under eye attention myself.    Sephora has a great page for info on this!    http://www.sephora.com/... see post
Q. 2016 Birthday gift?
I was just wondering if anyone knows/heard what the sephora birthday gift for 2016 will be? My birthday's in January
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spclpkg / FRESH FACE / answered
A. http://www.sephora.com/rewards?searchTerm=birthday%20gift   see post
Q. Lancome Tent Idole Ultra vs what else should I try?
I went to Sephora for a Custom Makeover on Friday, specifically looking for a new foundation. I'm 42, very oily skin, large pores, fine lines under the eyes and some moderate forehead lines. I'm looking for a foundation that provides moderate coverage (lighter than medium coverage), has a good matte finish, will last all day without breaking up, won't settle into the creases, and can be applied with a beauty blender or sponge.   The associate used Lancome Teint Idole Ultra foundation on me. It did stay all day for sure, but it felt like such heavy coverage I was wearing a mask and the finish was way too dewy, even with an oil control primer and setting it with Laura Mercier translucent setting powder.    What other foundations should I try? I have been using Benefit Hello Flawless Powder -- I love how light it feels and it starts with moderate coverage, but as soon as I get oily it looks terrible in the forehead wrinkles, breaks up and slips off my face. Even with primer and setting spray.   Thanks for the advice!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, @kimberlita!  I have been wearing the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 foundation for the past couple of years.  My skin is combo/oily so this is probably not the best ... see post
Q. foundation match
  Hi, if I am 010 ivory in the dior foundation/powder  what would be my color for Giorgi armanis foundation/powder ?
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Diorgirlylover,   Could you please clarify what Dior foundation and powder you are the shade ivory in? Please also clarify which Giorgio Armani foundation you are... see post
Q. Best sheer lipstick? Thoughts on Surratt lipslique?
I'm looking for a new sheer lipstick, and have been using Bite Beauty's Lush Lip Tint and the Dior lip glow for a while now. I've also been using the Clarins lip product in the squeeze tube.   I'd love to try out a new sheer lipstick but I'm not too sure where to start.   Surratt's Lipslique has intrigued me (specifically Bandy, Hevyn, Nu De Soleil, and Gamine), but since there isn't a way to sample these near me I have no idea which color will work. Swatches online also don't help because they're arm swatches, and I need more reference points since I have warm olive skin.   I've tried YSL's sheer lipsticks but I'm not sure how in love with the color I was. Anybody have any other thoughts on sheer lipstick brands and colors?   If you've tried any of the Surratt lipsliques, what are your thoughts?
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BEAUTY MASTER nikki25gee / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I recently tried the Givenchy Le Rouge Perfecto Lip Balm, and it tints your lips just enough. I really like it :) I also like Dior's Lip Maximizer, but I don't get any c... see post
Q. Foundation shade help! Please!!!
Hello! My foundation is starting to look slightly orange on me. It is fairly new and I use primers and setting powder. I currently wear Sephora 10hr wear in Light Cream 20 (Y). What would be a lighter shade? My Skin IQ is 2y06.  Thank you!!!!!!!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Coloriq is matching to shade 26   Sephora.com/coloriq   I would get samples and look in natural lighting. It could be reacting to the primer causing oxidation or the... see post
Q. Curly Hair
I am in need of a new routine for my naturally curly hair. I am using DevaCurl but my hair is fine, flat, limp and oily. I am looking for increased volume and hold without being left grimy or sticky. I have been looking at the new IGK products but am not sure what would work. Thanks in advance!
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BEAUTY MAVEN theOUAI / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Have you tried OUAI Haircare? We got you girl!   Try our Volume Shampoo at the root and Curl Shampoo & Conditioner at the ends. Add Soft Mousse on damp hair and diffus... see post
Q. blackhead
i know I'm not supposed to pick at my pimples... but isn't using a blackhead tool on my forehead/chin/nose beneficial? they won't come out by by themselves!
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC skyeariela / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / answered
A. DO NOT used any type of "tool" on your face to extract pimples. Even if you do (which is highly unlikely) get rid of the blackhead, you will cause scarring that could la... see post
Q. Oily, sensitive, and acne prone skin
I'm 21 and have suffered from acne for as long as I can remember. I've been to the dermatologist and have been perscribed multiple things that have done absolutely nothing. I've tried just about everything so I need some help. I have oily skin and I need products that help with acne or will not cause me to breakout , yet usually when I use products for acne prone skin they leave my skin with dry patches and super sensitive. Is there any products out there that will help with acne but not dry me out?? 
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BEAUTY BUFF redheadto / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / answered
A. order the kellett adult acne system... it changed my face see post
Q. What is a good nude lip for black women?
This is what I look like
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BEAUTY MAVEN Ashletta216 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. You should  try The Estee Edit the barest lipcolor 04. It  would be pretty with your skin tone. see post
Q. Any suggestions for black liquid eyeliner?
I prefer the BRUSH tips and not the FELT tips. I would love some suggestions. I use to use wet and wild liquid eyeliner but they recently changed their brush tip to a felt tip and I'm heartbroken!   Please give me suggestions. 
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BEAUTY GURU maddieb25 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. I second lots of these opinions above - Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is SO easy to use! If you really don't like the felt tip (totally understandable, as they do dry out prett... 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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Q. LAURA MERCIER VS NARS !?
Which would you recommend? I have combination skin, I do not wear foundation everyday since I feel like it always is cakey/ clogging my face. It also looks very dry and flakey sometimes. I have tried so many different. (Laura Mercier, Tarte, Clinique, Makeup Forever, MAC, Low end foundations, Smashbox,etc) I cannot seem to find one I love. Ive heard good things about both NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation. Ive also heard good things about Laura Mercier Candleflow Foundation. My favorite thing to use right now is Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. My perfect color is BISQUE. Which foundation would you recommend? and If recommending Nars which color is closest to Bisque? I Believe the description for bisque is Light with pink/yellow undertones. (Although I think I am sort of more medium toned) but it matches! Thanks !!!
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HALL OF FAMER simplycaren / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have the exact same problems you have. I've tried everything. Different brushes, primers, foundations and I'm still unhappy. I did just recently find Tarte's new water... 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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Q. Face Primer Help!
Previously I've been using the Porefessional primer with my cream moisturizer. But I've changed to a gel hydrating moisturizer (Clarins HydraQuench Gel Cream) and every time I use the primer afterwards it seems to combine and clump together into little balls of primer (kind of like those dead skin face peels). I even tried waiting until the moisturizer sets in my skin and dries to apply primer, but there will still be a little bit of clumping happening. I'm sure it's not because the primer is getting old, because I got it only a couple months ago and it also works fine with my Murad Oil Control Mattifier moisturizer.    Which types of primers should I be looking for that works well with gel moisturizers and doesn't clump?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Clarins is water based, Porefessional very silicone based..they're working against eachother. Try a primer like Smashbox light - it's water based.   http://www.sephora... see post
Q. Color IQ
So I had the color IQ test done two different time and both times came back with the same answer, 4Y06, Which is a light-medium with yellow undertones. But then when I went to ulta to get matched she said I was fair with neutral to pink undertones. And I've always been bad at finding the right foundation shade. I was just wondering which I should trust more?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Coloriq isn't an absolute. Hopefully you didn't have anything on the skin prior to coloriq, it disorts the results.   You can absolutely have natural undertones. L... see post
Q. Kat Von D vs Make Up For Ever Foundation
Does anyone know the comparable shade of Make Up For Ever that would match Kat Von D shade 49 light?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @engineer22,   Your Color IQ is #2Y07. In the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation,  COLOR 127 = Y335 - Dark Sand  is a SkinTone match for... see post
Q. HELP! Newbie alert - lots of makeup questions :)
Hi everyone, I am new to this so please bare with - I am going to Florida on holiday the end of this month for my birthday - and I am DESPERATE to buy myself some decent makeup..   I am 21 years old and have combination skin and a lot of milia (white heads) around my eyes and blackheads on my nose and a bit on my chin, my tzone is very oily also my cheeks can be sometimes! my face is a little bit red too. I am not happy with my skin and would love to buy the right products to cover this up. I am also quite pale and tend to wear ivory shades. I rarely get breakouts but my skin isn't in that great condition! I do wear makeup but not a lot.   can somebody please recommend decent concealer, foundations, powders, highlight/bronzer, contouring, the LOT! I have saved hard for this holiday and cannot wait to treat myself!!   ive heard a lot about abh, nars, nyx, UD etc. - but don't want to waste money on something that wouldn't suit me.   thank you for all your help ladies I look forward to your replies!   lab5991 xxx
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HALL OF FAMER prettyinpa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. If you wanted a foundation, may I suggest a CC cream which gives skin benefits as well as coverage? Kate Somerville CC cream has SPF as well as buildable coverage. Maybe... see post
Q. Availability of Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Correction Pads
Hello,   I've been using the Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Corrections Pads for quite some time now. I noticed a month or two ago that they were out of stock, and now the website states that they cannot be shipped to the US.    I was wondering why is this item no longer available for purchase here? and will it be again? I also noticed that Sephora stores no longer carry this product.   I have had great results using the pads, and I would preferably like to continue using them as well as purchasing them through Sephora.    Otherwise, what other products would you recommend that are similar?   Greatly appreciate your response.   Thanks
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NatureEnhanced / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I just read this and am very disappointed as I too use this product, only have a few left and want to order it. The maximum is just too harsh on my skin and the gentle i... see post
Q. starter skincare routine
I am 18 years old and love makeup but have never done much to care for my skin at all. I'm trying to turn that around and start a routine that will keep my skin healthier and delay signs of aging. What routine would you recommend for me and do you have specific product recommendations? Thanks so much!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @movelikewater,   What type of skin do you have? For starters, you are going to want to start with a good cleanser and moisturizer.    A great cleanser for a... see post
Q. Help! I have oily skin. Stop the shine!
Help! I have such oily skin. By 12pm my face looks so greasy. Any suggestions on primers or creams to put on? I do not want a lot of caked on makeup for my everyday look
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Could be yor skincare. When the skin is stripped of natural oils (dehydrated), it will produce more oil to try and rebalance. What's your skin like when you first wake? ... see post
Q. Best illuminating powder?
I'm looking for something to add to my makeup to help illuminate my skin. My skin tone is fair/medium and I have a lot of freckles on my cheeks, so I have to be careful what I put on or else my makeup will look too 'caked on' or 'powdery'. I just want something lightweight that will add a natural glow/brightening effect to my look.
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi! I have fair skin and freckles. For an all over glow, MAC Strobe Cream as a moisturizer works very well. For more targeted highlighting, the Becca liquid luminizers a... see post
Q. What lipstick is closest to this color?
While watching the the Olympics last week, I fell in love with this Italian gymnast's lip color. I'm not very makeup savvy, so I need help finding lipsticks that are that color or similar (along with it being matte like hers). Any help is appreciated, because I need to get my hands on this.
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BEAUTY BOSS suessquatsch / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. @DeathByTango that is a beautiful colour, and there are a variety of lipsticks that might come close. A couple from Kat von D's matte Studded Kiss Lipsticks that come t... see post