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Benji2019
Q. ACNE!
Hi, I'm 13 years old and I have acne and I can't seem to get rid of it. Any suggestions? I'm willing to do anything (besides any surgery's)! PLEASE HELP ME. I NEED HELP!!
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. My advice would be to go see a doctor or dermatologist because that's the safest route. You're still young, so I wouldn't recommend trying products from Sephora, Ulta, o... see post
Zpsid91
Jubilant July Hauls
It's July!!! Time to start a new thread for all the amazing July hauls from you guys! Please post all your hauls, big or small, beauty or non-beauty...can't wait to see them all!!   To start us off - here is a tiny sample haul from Dr. Hauschka
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
If you go to some drugstores, they put a security seal over the packaging so that no one can open and test it. Or you can just order from Ulta :) see post
notcreative
Deals too good to pass Up!
I have been getting a lot of great emails.  Hopefully, some of these deals can come in handy for the rest of you.  Have you seen any awesome ones you want to share?  Now, is a great time to haul.      
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
It's just limited edition packaging and Kelly Osborne isn't my favorite person, so just get the original hahah  see post
wendyomgwar
Empties
I love seeing other peoples empties! So I decided to make a board where people could post pictures of their empties, or just tell us about them! I'd also be interested in knowing whether you're repurchasing anything or not.
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laynebr
BEAUTY BOSS laynebr / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I love Korres! My favorite is the cedar one. Try it! Let us know how much you love it ;) see post
sephoramusthave
What are you wearing today?
What makeup is everyone wearing today?   Today I am wearing:   1. Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Champagne 2. Benefit Coralista blush 3. TheBalm Mary-Loumanizer 4. Dior Creme de Rose Lipbalm 5. Dior Addict Lipstick in 454 6. Benefit Creaseless Cream shadow in RSVP   and under all this I am wearing Neutrogena Pure and Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50   So c'mon now...confess!
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laynebr
BEAUTY BOSS laynebr / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thank you! :D see post
sayreah
Moisturizer recommendation for acne prone/oily/dry patches
I need a recommendation for a moisturizer or moisturizer regimen for someone that is acne prone. I have oily skin but with pretty dry patches.
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hannasilkwood
BEAUTY MAVEN hannasilkwood / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I would use a gel moisturizer all over and add a cream/lotion moisturizer in your dry areas. I use Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over Gel Moisturizer and Bliss Fabulous Face Lo... see post
andyhtrieu
My sister needs help
My sister needs help balancing her skin out. She has an oily AND dry t-zone because of a minor acne. She has dry skin at the center of her forehead, between the eye brows, on her nose, and her skin.   She has a hard time sticking to skin routines because she sometimes goes out and doesn't come home, so her basic routine is: Neutrogena makeup remover wipes Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser  Paula's Choice 2% BHA exfoliant Simple Light Moisturizer or Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Tretinoin (only when she needs it) I don't have a solution for her ):   She also can't wear some liquid foundations because they emphasize dry skin
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hannasilkwood
BEAUTY MAVEN hannasilkwood / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I would use two different moisturizers - one cream (for dry areas) and one gel (for oily areas). I recently purchased the Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over Gel Moisturizer and... see post
Shaelynn
What are some of the best products for dealing with dry, dehydrated skin?
I have dry and dehydrated skin from living in the cold winters of Canada and from drinking little water. I've started becoming healthier and began drinking more water, which has made my skin a lot better but it's still red and a bit dry. What are some really good products that will fix this and give me that naturally beautiful skin that all the SA's have? I thought it would be best if I asked here. When I got my last makeover the people helping me, as nice as they were, didn't do too many favors for my skin. Despite using products to stop the dryness my skin was dryer when I walked out than when I walked in. 
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mochi813
BEAUTY MAVEN mochi813 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Redness is usually a sign of inflammation, indicating that your skin is irritated. I definitely agree with previous posters in using a mask. GlamGlow's ThirstyMud, which... see post
taynicshel
Best foundation for me for my wedding day?
I am getting married in april and want a good quality foundation to wear that will last all day and will still look good in pictures. I want a foundation that is NOT a powder. I tend to have somewhat oily skin and have blemishes that I need covered. I also have somewhat sensitive skin. I also need it to be somewhat reasonably priced. I cannot spend more than $45 on it. I would LOVE it if you could give me multiple examples. Please help!
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AmiraHall
BEAUTY PRO AmiraHall / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I agree with Nars sheer glow and MUFE HD foundation....But if you could splurge I would go with Gorgio Armani luminous silk foundation...You could get a sample and try i... see post
meecheroo
The Simpsons makeup line
  Mac is launching this in August. By the way, if anyone wants to look like Marge Simpson, just apply some turmeric spice as a mask onto your face. That stuff won't come off for a while lol I made that mistake.
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sangova
HALL OF FAMER sangova / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I do want that blush :)  see post
redwagon44
Mark Jacobs kiss pops.... Thoughts?
I got the kiss pop I ordered in the mail today... Definitely not what I was expecting.    On first looks, the packaging is super cute and feels very high quality.    I ordered crush, which was described as a tangerine red, and all I'm seeing is tangerine. I'm very pale, and this comes out as a true orange on me in natural light. But mostly, this is far from moisturizing, in my opinion. It nearly crumbled when I applied it, and already my lips feel dry. I'll wear it around the apartment tonight, but I'm not so sure this will be staying.    what are everyone else's thoughts on these?
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Panda168
HALL OF FAMER Panda168 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am glad you liked them, but they are not marketed as Matte Chubby pencils. They are, in fact, marketed as "a luxurious, long-wearing, comfortable lip product that woul... see post
jeannetteb
Oh my Gosh.....a little help,Please....
Ok started looking for a highlight pencil for under my eyebrow.....am probably going with Anastasia Brow Duality, over Benefits High Brow... but as I started looking at the Benefits line, I found it somewhat confusing....so do people actually buy stay don't stray, as well as erase paste, as well as the eye brightener.....anyways, my question,  which of these Benefits products should I start with? I am looking for a great face moisturizer, primer, brightener and tint, all in one would be FABULOUS! And it doesn't have to be just the Benefits line. And the best eye primer, brightener so that my makeup stays put? Thanx!!!!! MOST appreciated! Also, I am 57, so I would like to keep it age appropriate, Thank You!!!!
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
For eye primer, Urban Decay has their Primer Potion in an anti aging version. It sounds like everything you're looking for!   http://www.sephora.com/eyeshadow-primer-p... see post
MarciaBrady
Let's talk about matte foundations.
So, for years I've been chasing that youthful glow, but now given the stellar contouring and highlighting products out there, I think I'd like to try some matte finishes with them. You know, velvety. Any recommendations on what to try?   Oh…adding…my skin runs a bit dry and is fair with some freckles. Generous coverage would be a plus.
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MarciaBrady
BEAUTY SAVANT MarciaBrady / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
The weather. If I could post a link right now it would be Stevie Ray Vaughn, Couldn't stand the weather. How did those Hollywood stars get that velvet finis!h under the ... see post
Brittannysue
Looking for lipstick similar to "Riot House"
Hi, I'm looking for a lipstick color at sephora that matches the "Riot House" (bright peachy orange color) in the Kelly Osbourne for MAC collection. Any help?
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glossforevery1
BEAUTY WHIZ glossforevery1 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
You need to get on Lime Crimes website, they have an exact dupe, which was out before it. its called Cosmopop, they pretty much have dupes for the entire lip collection ... see post
celogrl
Need help with foundation shade.
Hello- I am interested in trying Too Faced's new Cocoa Powder Foundation.  Since my skin has been analyzed at Sephora as a 2Y05, hopefully you can suggest a great color match for me in this new powder.  Thank you!
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DandyLionFluff
ABH
It looks like the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Dip colors are out, just not at Sephora  I am glad they added new colors to the line.  They added Soft Brown, Medium Brown, and Taupe.   When will Sephora get the new colors in stock?
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kso1225
BEAUTY GURU kso1225 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thank you for sharing this!  I've been waiting for the new colors and I can't believe they're out so soon.  I was so close to ordering all three new colors, but decided ... see post
blackunicorn
Guerlain Meteorite + talc
So tomorrow, I was going to buy Lingerie de Peau & try the Meteorite in stores to see if I like them enough to buy them. BUT, I think I took for granted that because this is such a high end product, it did not contain talc. But it does! I am shocked. I'm not paying 60+$ for some pretty pearls made of talc.    Is this just me or what? I never had problem with talk, and I wouldn't mind it too much if it was a 25$ powder, but for the price I'm paying, it better be talc free. Is is just me or if sometimes, luxury brands are a little behind in terms of ingredients and all?   What are your thoughts?
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bratknits
HALL OF FAMER bratknits / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's not true, it's been going around for years based on some histrionic, ill understood reporting.  Talc miners have been found to show a slight increase in lung canc... see post
TylerTremallose
Does Marc Jacobs ACTUALLY work on his products?
Sephora posted a few videos and he seems to talk more about the packaging than the product itself. He seems kinda clueless about his stuff in fact. Or in my opinion he does. Does he actually know about the actual makeup or just the packaging?   If just feels awkward watching him and it seems like hes trying to figure out what to say about the product.  What do yall think?
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fatimamummy
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
:D :D :D  you are a natural ;) see post
ilovetopurplefy
So I'm thinking about buying the magic balls that are Guerlain Meteorites
After getting a summer job and making some pretty good money so far, I decided I want to splurge on my first high end product. I wasn't sure at first but then decided on purchasing the Meteorites from all your reviews. Are the"magic balls" worth getting for sure? Thank you!!
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MK89
HALL OF FAMER MK89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow they really work great for you! I have heard they work best on lighter skin tones though. Mine (Dore, old version) work OK but they don't make as much of a differenc... see post
lissa5314
Algentist Genius cream substitute
I love Algenist's Genius cream but sadly it's too expensive. Does anyone know of a comparable cream?
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gogreyhound
BEAUTY MASTER gogreyhound / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
i love the Algenist line, and haven't bought a tub of Genius yet--it is pricey! I have tried it in sample sizes and love it!  What is your price point, and what benefits... see post
CharliefromNY
Help! I need summer makeup! Mine is melting off my face!
I have pretty good, mature skin.  Not too many blemishes or marks, and I'm quite fair with blue eyes.  I am having trouble finding a good summer face makeup that will cover my little bit of redness, and stay on my face!  With the humidity in New York everything is just melting off.  Even powder isn't really working.....I've been trying a tinted sunscreen with Bare Minerals over it, but the coverage isn't very good...Any ideas??
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Lazzigirl
Lazzigirl / NEWCOMER / replied
I'm fair with blue eyes also & have very thin skin under my eyes (veins around my eyes are visible). My face gets red all over when I'm outside for any length of time in... see post
starsandbucks
Your favorite anti-aging serum
I've been using the Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Resurfacer Serum. I like it but I'm always on the lookout for something better! I used the very last pump of it this morning so I'm looking to either re-purchase this weekend or buy something new and would love some suggestions. For moisturizer I use the corresponding Laser-Free Gel Moisturizer but I don't find you HAVE to pair them together.    I'd like to keep it under $75 My skin is normal-to-dry(ish) Anything that targets fine lines would be great   Considering First Aid Beauty's Dual Repair Power Serum. Anyone try that?   Thanks!   http://www.sephora.com/laser-free-resurfacer-P2780 21?skuId=1305937   http://www.sephora.com/dual-repair-power-serum-P37 7266?skuId=1487107          
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NYStephA
BEAUTY WHIZ NYStephA / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
For $68, I think you will fall in love with the Airelle Eye & Lip Treatment.  I'm addicted!  It's unlike anything I've ever used and highly recommend it!  I haven't ever... see post
laosjo
skin care line for 50 age range
Hi i have normal to dry skin , some large pores on nose area,  and do have some fines line as well the 11 lines and  deep lines around mouth area,  also have some neck lines.  can someone suggest a good line for this age?
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NYStephA
BEAUTY WHIZ NYStephA / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I agree with ShelleeB that Perricone is a good line.  There are lots of very good brands out there, so it's important to be educated about ingredients to see which produ... see post
ilovpurses
Beauty over 50
Well that was the most depressing hour of my life. I decided to google "beauty over 50" and I just feel like shooting myself lol. Apparently I'm supposed to wear tinted moisturizer (no foundation), 1-2 at most neutral eye shadows (no color under any circumstances) and forget about lipstick with color. Yes maam - keep that whole face as boring as neutral as possible.   You guys have no idea how this does NOT jive with my personality. I've worn makeup my entire life and I cannot tell you how often I've had ppl come up to me if I'm at a makeup counter and ask me for advice because they thought I worked there.    I understand at my ripe old age of 50 I shouldn't be glowing in the dark decked out with sparkles and glitter but my God, I just bought the Marc Jacobs Siren palette and I love it!! But apparently I should gather up all my non neutral makeup and bury it in the backyard.   Say it isn't so. 
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jeannetteb
jeannetteb / NEWCOMER / replied
It isn't so;-) 57 yrs old.....and I still wear color!!!!! Absolutely!!!! And I have women of all ages asking my advice all the time;-) (on make-up;-) I say, do what make... see post
chsu2016
New Nars Dual- Intensity Eyeshadow
They are gorgeous and they look so buttery smooth   
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CuriousCannibal
BEAUTY GURU CuriousCannibal / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Andromeda, Callisto, Dione, Subra, Desdemona, and Phoebe are all on my wishlist. But, I'm waiting until September (or late august...that counts as september, right? lol)... see post
Tesa224
Joyful June Hauls!
Hey BTers!   I decided to start at new haul thread for the month June. I love seeing everyone's hauls.Share what goodies you got this month. (beauty and non-beauty) Remember guys a haul is a haul big or small.        
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tessie84
BEAUTY GURU tessie84 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Kind of late but blame a 4th of July SoCal vacation. Full disclosure: I ended up returning the La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume (it irritated even my skin sensitive skin...*... see post
emilyh
Best box dye for red hair?
Hello, lovely community members!  I am in search of a boxed hair dye that will give me a bright and vibrat but natural-looking, coppery red color -- one without too many cool/burgundy tones.   The pictures I linked to show approximately what I have in mind.  I am a natural auburn and have already been dying my hair red (the product i was using has been discontinued), so I don't intend to bleach my hair before coloring it.    Recommendations would be appreciated!  
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Rrred
Rrred / NEWCOMER / replied
I've been using Couture Colour strawberry blonde and I mix in a tiny bit of their auburn to get it a bit deeper. It's not as bright orange as the pics above but I've att... see post
ry22
Top Flat Irons
My friend has thick, wavy, coarse hair. Her sister stole her Chi straightener to take to college and she was asking me if I knew of any better straighteners to cut down on the time it takes her to straighten her hair.   Features she likes: -heat control -gentle-ness on hair (not too much damage, but she does use heat protectant) -lower than $150 in price   She also likes to curl her hair with it.   I'm kinda out of my league here, so thanks in advance!
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kats858
SIGHTSEER kats858 / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
I love my T3. Really love it. I also have a Chi (that I bought when I forgot the T3 at my mom's) and I love the T3 much more! see post
babybear04
To "tone" or not to "tone", that is the question!
Hi everyone!   So it's been, like forever, since I last posted on here.  Oh, how I've missed this beauty realm!  Anyway, I have an interesting topic I'd like to share and hear your thoughts on!   I grew up as the niece of a Mary Kay consultant, and from day one I was always told that every beauty regimen consisted of "cleansing, toning, and moisturizing".  In attempts to combat my acne-prone skin, I researched and researched the best ways to achieve clear skin and realized that toning isn't always the key to healthy, acne-free skin--everyone's skin is different, and sometimes being too harsh or using products that are too drying can actually CAUSE acne.  I had finally found a routine and products that worked and, through trial-and-error, discovered ingredients that aggravate my skin (which I now avoid).  Before, I had been using Murad's AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser twice a day (I can already hear the gasps) and my skin was clearer than it had been in a while and my skin seemed to tolerate the exfoliation.  However, I'm moving to Florida in three weeks and was just recently there to scout out the area.  MAN, had I forgotten how HOT, HUMID, and MUGGY it is! Phew!! Guess what happened?  Of course my skin was constantly oily, and instantly began to break out.  And my Murad cleanser instantly seemed to stop helping and began aggravating my skin.  So when I returned home (Ohio), I realized that I really need to rethink my skincare routine and LISTEN to my skin.   ANYWAY, long story short, I re-visited my toner, Sea Breeze Original Formula.  I used this long ago, but stopped due to the fact that I was afraid of drying out my skin too much and therefore causing my skin to produce too much oil and therefore creating acne.  **ugh, the deadly cycle**.  So I've been using a gentle cleanser morning and night, followed by my Sea Breeze toner (I hate that they call it an *astringent*...it sounds so....harsh), followed by a gentle, basic moisturizer or my beloved Argan Oil.   Honestly, my skin improved overnight.  So I wondered, am I really CLEANING my skin enough?  Today, I experimented with just that!  I had nothing to do today (and by nothing, I mean NOTHING!) So that meant no makeup, nada. I cleansed, toned, and moisturized this morning at around 9:00.  It's 7:00 pm now and I was feeling grimy, so I cleansed my face then just took a few cotton rounds and toner and swiped them on my face.   OH. MY. GOSH....THE DIRT!!! It's unbelievable!! And this is from literally doing anything and not wearing any makeup!!! I'm just stunned by how much dirt and grime my toner and cotton pad were able to pick up, and it has really made me reconsider the methods in which we "clean" our face.  I know toners aren't for everyone, and I've been against them ever since I did my research on clearing acne-prone skin.  But my golly, I'm just stunned so I had to share this with you all, pictures included!!  I used it several times, the first cotton round being the first swipe, and the last one being a clean, un-used one (just so you can see the difference).   How do you feel about toners, and if you use 'em, which ones do you prefer?   P.S.  Sorry for the super. Incredibly. Long. Post.  It's been way too long, and I felt the need to be thorough.  Plus, as I said, I had NOTHING to do today, which equals boredom.  Which equals this post.  
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ilovpurses
BEAUTY MAVEN ilovpurses / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I had completely written off toners until I read this thread lol. I did some research and I think I'm going to try the Algenist one - it's fairly new but got great revie... see post
kats858
Fool proof hair color?
I'd like to color my hair at home to cover up white hairs (never did it, as my hairdresser is great, but I won't be able to see him for a couple of months so I need a solution for the meantime). Any hints or fool-proof products? One of those that are like coloring shampoos, maybe? I have no clue! I have dark brown hair. Thanks a lot
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