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What liner will go with Amuse Bouche shade Sangria?
SPECIAL GUEST Ontariochick / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you! I will look into both of them!   see post
Best Long-lasting primer for normal dry skin?
Hi, I've been reading up on the boards and google, but haven't quite found the answer to my question based on my skin type. I'm looking for a primer that will extend the lasting power of my make up. I use LM Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer on an everyday basis and I'm specifically looking for something that's long lasting . I also finish with UD all-nighter.    I've used Smashbox Photo Finish (liked but haven't tried in a couple of years, didn't notice a huge difference in lasting power), and Hourglass Mineral Veil (it didn't really do much for me, the consistency was a little off as it seems it sometimes can be). I would give either of these another try if that's what's recommended.   I have very good skin (it's normal, with some dry patches sometimes) to the point that when I had my makeup done, the girl kept trying to wipe off my make up, and was shocked when she realized I wasn't wearing any on my face. I'm only saying this because I know one of the draws to some primers is how they smooth out the skin (ex. hourglass), and I'm not really interested in that, I'm simply looking for the best long lasting primer.    Thanks for any and all help  
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SPECIAL GUEST chicfemme18 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you, Zanna!! I'll definitely take a look at both of those! see post
Spot treatment - benzoyl peroxide allergy
I am 27 and have always had oily and acne prone skin. I am allergic to benzoyl peroxide and looking for a good acne cream or spot treatment. Any recommendations?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Jumping in to second the Kate Somerville Eradikate. That pink stuff is truly amazing!   see post
Primer recommendation for combination skin
I am looking for a good primer. I am dry on my cheeks and oily on my chin and nose. I use Remarcable foundation, so it's heavy coverage. Any recommendations?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @daleye60,   I suggest checking out Boscia's Porefecting White Charcoal Mattifying Treatment Primer. It balances the skin, while providing hydration and mattifyin... see post
Tools and techniques: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge
I had never used a cream blush before I used my mom's  Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Rose and absolutely fell in love. Paired it with Bobbi Brown lipstick in Brown...again I'm OBSESSED! AND she gave me both SCORE! Loved the cream look so much that I already bought my second shade in powder pink.   Im not 'm thrilled about applying with my fingers I felt like it wasn't blending for a natural look and when I try to blend it more it looks like a messy mistake. But everyone always says to do it with your fingers and no brush. Am I doing it wrong? I feel like I'd just be more precise with a brush. Any suggestions on which? Bobbi website suggests their full coverage face brush but it's a bit pricey of course.      Also I saw in a video (which I can now not find) that there was a technique for applying blush for people with round baby faces I think it was more of a straight angle. I've never contoured  before but I have a baby face! Is there a tip with cream blush for us puffy cheek girls?  
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HALL OF FAMER Beadshopgirl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm not familiar with Laura Mercier's brushes. I usually use my MAC 188. Anything that isn't too stiff is good, but you may need to soften the product with your finger f... see post
Need Recommendations for Dull and Melasma Prone Skin
Hi All,   I'm 38 and looking for something to help my dull and light Melasma problem skin. The cold weather, stress and age are starting to show on my face. Also, I have oily skin and am prone to cystic acne. Most likely need something that can be applied at night.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Icob26,   I would recommend the DERMADoctor Physical Chemistry as this will help to improve blotchy skin discoloration such as melasma. This can be used 1-2x per ... see post
sensitive face skin
Hi, am zee I have a very sensitive face skin, and I want to use perfect moisturizer after washing my face, and am having a problem when I use makeup especially when I have breakout or pimples, I don't know what kind of cream should I use for the breakout and pimples before using makeup, plus I have no idea what kind of primer should I use.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Szee1231,   Can you let us know a little more about your sensitive skin? Are you primarily referring to acne and blemishes, or do you also have redness, inflammat... see post
primer & foundation for large pores and acne
I have slightly oily skin but my acne still flakes. I need a primer that will smooth out my skin as well as pro-long my makeup and a foundation with full to medium coverage that can build without caking/smearing. Also, is there a oil I can put on my acne to prevent it from being so textured and making application easier? I'm not too expandable on money so my range is drugstore to anything $40 and under. Please help!!!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi hanahjo03,   If you are looking for a great oil, I would recommend the Josie Maran 100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light. Apply this to your face after cleansing and e... see post
Contour/bronzer
Hi there! I'm looking for an individual contouring powder that is comparable to the darkest shade on the Smashbox step-by-step Contour Kit Light/Medium.  I only use the darkest shade in that kit, so it is a waste for me to keep buying it. Can you recommend something?  Thank you!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi nckate,   While it is not an exact match, I would recommend giving the BECCA Lowlight Sculpting Perfector™ a shot! This shade is similarly deep and cool-toned lik... see post
conceal
i just acquired a dark area -a line above half my lip on my skin. It seems like concealer and foundation make it more noticeable. What can i use to cover this??
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Jtadams, If it is still noticeable with foundation or concealer, I would recommend trying a corrector first. This will help neutralize the pigment and it will be easi... see post
All about Luxury skincare! Come in and chat about your skincare, treatments, tools and products
Hello beauty talk members, I see so many color threads here. I love to chat about luxury skincare products and procedures. I am addicted to trying new things and am always on the lookout for something new in skincare.    Have a favorite luxury brand or product?  Have a fav skin tool or treatment? Please share. Curious about botox? Spa treatments and peels? let's share our experiences here .   We can also post good GWP's, and specials.
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HALL OF FAMER JoannaMarieC / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just went on the Beautylish website and they have now updated/increased the ML prices. I thought about getting a last minute order in but I was too late!  see post
Bobbi Brown beige 3 is a touch too light for face but matches neck perfectly should I stick with it or go up a shade? If so which shade?
keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Luvsshop4, It depends on your preference. When you put on the makeup do you like the way it looks all over or does it feel ashy? If you want to go a bit darker you ca... see post
new foundation
I've been using Bare Minerals original foundation for at least 10 years. Lately I don't feel like I get the coverage that I used to. I would like to try something different but I don't live anywhere near a store to get help picking a new one out. I do have issues with acne so I don't want anything super heavy or oily. I've been reading the reviews on the Urban Decay Weightless ultra definition liquid makeup. Any thoughts on that one? or any other recommendations? I wear medium beige in bare minerals. Thanks in advance!
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trosc23 / NEWCOMER / replied
i am loving bare minerals serum foundation super light and skin benefits as well see post
AM/PM skincare routine
Hello ladies. I'm wondering if you can help me plan my routine better and in the correct order. Should I have different products for night than what I use during the day?   my skin type: a little dull I like brightening products. Dark eye circles. I get hormonal acne around my period even at 30 A little oilier in the t zone with some clogged pores on my nose but also can get dried out easily by some products (makes me combination right?)   current am regimen   wash face/ cleansing water serum eye cream moisturize    *do I need to exfoliate or use toner? Anything I am missing?   *PM is pretty much the same except sometimes I use dr Brandt Glow overnight serum or ole henrickson invigorating night treatment instead of ole henrickson truth serum. Should I have different products for face wash eyes and moisturizer?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yup, I noticed that too! The Ole line has had their packaging revamped. :) see post
Dark, oily eyelids - what do I do?!
Hi all,   I have extremely dark and oily eyelids as well as seriously dark circles.  I have tried every eye primer under the sun, and none really work. I recently read about putting concealer on my eyelids, setting with powder, and applying eyeshadow over that.  If I conceal my eyelids - would I still use a primer over that?  A little confused about this step.    Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You may look into trying either Nars' shadow primer or the Smashbox 24 HR eye shadow primer, both work well for oily lids, but there won't be the risk of concealer settl... see post
Highlighters anonymous ! Please come in and share your love of all things sparkly, shimmery and glam.
  What is your favorite highlighter? Hello lovlies!  I am purging my stash and thinning it out. I am only keeping what I truly love.  One of the collections I am keeping is my LE highlighter collection.  I love them!    Here are some pics of my unused ones. It is dark out , so pics not that great!  Please share your favorite highlighters, sparkly shimmery goodness! Post your pics and your faves!   
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HALL OF FAMER Annaihk / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@luvgloss13I love the Estee Edit highlighters.  I didn't think that they'd blend as well as they do. I love the glow they give see post
Primer for fine lines?
I have normal to oily skin and fine lines have always been an issue for me, what's a good primer that can control minimal oil and help with fine lines?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @alexandrapierce,   I suggest looking into the Boscia Porefecting White Charcoal Mattifying Treatment Primer. This controls oiliness and  reduces the appearance o... see post
What's a good face primer to help keep my make up on longer, and that I can use with my mosturser
JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @cmbrad,   A great primer for all skin types is the Hourglass Veil Mineral Prime. It keeps your make up fresh all day and helps minimize the appearance of pores. ... see post
Highlighter with Dry Skin
I've been looking for a highlighter, any form, for a medium skin tone that doesn't feel dry. A couple other ones that I've bought feel very rough when applying them. 
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HALL OF FAMER sarahshter / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Cover FX Illuminating Spray works well and contains no alcohol. see post
I am Native American 57 years old so wrinkles are my problems
Would like a foundation that doesn't show off my age!  I love earth tones.  More of a natural tone.  When I go to Clinique they usually pick me out a medium/neutral tone 
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Hamski, How much coverage and what type of finish do you prefer? see post
Foundation shade
Hello, I am the shade Y215 in Makeup Forever's Water Blend Face and Body Foundation. I am wanting to purchase Makeup Forever's Ultra HD foundation and Too Faced's Born This Way foundation. I do not have a Sephora near me and I was hoping someone could help. I have an olive/yellow undertone and I am kind of on the pale side right now. 
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JoleeGrace, The closest shade would be shade Y205 in the MUFE Ultra HD.  It is the same depth but is just a hair more neutral. The shade  Snow in the Too Faced Bor... see post
Anti Aging Pillow
I've been trying to find an anti aging pillow. I am a side sleeper and trying to train myself to sleep on my back. I've looked into Juverest, Save my Face Pillow, Nurse Jamie , etc. which pillow is best? 
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SPECIAL GUEST beautyfollower / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks for the feedback! I've read from some reviews that nurse Jamie pillow is too small? Is that true? I've been seeing a bunch of celebrities advertising NJ pillows. ... see post
Burning/stinging with any skincare product after shower
Hello all!   I live in a cold climate and lately realized I should probably be moisturizing my dry/combination skin soon after showering. I have rosacea and sensitive skin, but I have noticed that when I try and put on moisturizer after the shower it burns! It doesn't burn when I am applying it at other times (I shower at night) and I am just confused as to what is happening! So the next time I tried to prep my skin first and used the Origins Perfect World Treatment Lotion before putting on moisturizer, but that burned as well.   Should I be using another product? Am I doing something wrong? I would love to have something to achieve a calming/cooling sensation after the shower. I have sensitive skin but I didn't think it was THIS sensitive. 
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Lickety   What has been missing from my life is Google.  Now I know.  Thank you.   - Green chilies see post
Question about primers..
I have large pores in certain areas but have redness all over.. could I mix primers such as benefit porefessional and a green cc primer?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
NikkoBT makes a great point that cocktailing primers can definitely take place. While primer formulas may not always do well when mixed directly together, try to apply a... see post
Color iq number for discontinued product?
I need the color iq number for Clinique Perfectly Real foundation in shade #1. I've also worn the Clinique almost powder in shade fair. I haven't had any luck with the online shade finder because these two items have been discontinued. Can anyone help? I'm not near a store to go in to be matched. 
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Concealer help!!!
Hello just purchased makeup forever HD foundation stick 127 which I love!!! I'm trying to purchase a concealer but nor sure which one is the best for me I have really dry skin also what color?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi steffnwill,   Based on the foundation you currently wear, here are a few concealers I recommend for dry skin types:   Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer To G... see post
I am 64 and wear Tarte amazonian clay 12 hr foudation, is there something else that would be better
I am 64 and wear the Tarte Amazonian clay 12hr foundation, is there something else that would be better
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Bubblebelly!   Like JaneanBT mentioned below, the Tarte formula is a bit thick. It's also a formula that focuses on providing a matte finish with fuller coverage a... see post
Hormonal Acne
Hello- I'm almost 30 and still getting zits regularly typically on my chin or on my forehead above the brow. I've been told chin zits are "hormonal" does this mean that at 30 I still have the raging hormones I had at 15?!    Out of curiosity- why are they considered hormonal if they are on my chin? Are there other spots considered hormonal also?   out of necessity- what are the best products to get rid of this type of acne or can it not be helped since it is due to hormones?
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BEAUTY PRO scarletb / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Great thank you! @Harpier82! I finally understand... almost.  I reeeally like this video (and I hope that Amy does more, even though anti-aging isn't necessarily my thin... see post
I need a color match for Giorgio Armani luminious silk foundation.
I need a color match for Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation.  I currently wear Estee Lauder Double Wear in Sand.  1w2 is on the bottle.
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TinaMarie1971 / NEWCOMER / replied
Color match for me for  giorgio armani foundation.  I wear dior air number  030 now  see post
Long-Lasting+FULL coverage foundation?
What is the best full coverage, long lasting foundation for super oily skin that doesn't settle in wrinkles?
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jumper177 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you! see post