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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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BEAUTY MAVEN uscgirlie / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I ordered the DE C-Firma online from the sephora sale and was glad to see that it was from the newer batch (light honey color). Sorry to hear YoiFran that the one you sa... see post
Looking for affordable brush for setting undereye area
I'm not a big powder anything fan, but I've recently started setting my undereye area with the KVD brightening powder.   My main issue is that I don't have a good powder brush, and I can't really afford the pricey ones.   Can someone please recommend good brushes for setting powder, mostly under the eyes, that won't break the bank? I can't fork out $30+ for a single brush
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HALL OF FAMER Babypeachist / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
EcoTool is available in walmart in my area and I am in Canada:) see post
How to get rid of this confusing red spot?!
I have had a large red spot on my cheek for years now. It never changes, it's not acne, a cyst, or anything like that. I think it's just a large red freckle, as weird as that sounds. I use retinol and it does not lessen the spot. Any recommendations? My skin is combination and occasionally sensitive. Pic attached.  
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BEAUTY BOSS lookupandsmile / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I had a red spot that was similar. Had it for years and it did not change. Would not go away regardless of what I used. Went to the dermatologist and it was a pre-cancer... see post
Eczema friendly Make up products ?
Are there any eczema friendly make up products. I get red, dry after a day of wearing make up sometimes. Thanks
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Cleaning Liquid Potted Makeup
How I should clean liquid/cream makeup in an open pot? Makeup like the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer, Marc Jacobs Re(Marc)able Full Cover Concealer, Becca Ultimate Coverage Concealer for example. I apply it with my fingers so germs and bacteria probably build up. Do I spray some rubbing alcohol in it? Unfortunately, I haven't seen anything online on how to clean liquid makeup with this packaging but I really want to make my makeup last! Please help! 
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Big pores
I have huge pores everytime I try foundation my face looks cakey because of the textured skin. Foundation embraces my pores and that's why I don't wear makeup because it looks bad. What can I do so my pores won't look huge and textured skin won't look bad my main problem are huge pores. What's the best primer and foundation for this? 
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Giorgio Armani Foundation Luminous Silk vs. Powder Fabric
so theres the new foundation and I originally wanted the luminous silk because everyone loved it so much. I typically have oilier skin and wanted to match my shade (5 in luminous silk) to the right shade in the new armani foundation (powder fabric) but I heard that the numbers were off between the 2 (meaning the shades aren't the same between the numbers they are labeled for as shades). I used a foundation color finder website and it said the closest was shade 5.5 in fabric matches 5 in luminous silk but I also watched a video of this girl that said shade 5 in fabric was slightly darker than 5 in luminious silk so if I could get help that would be great.
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC 125jane / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Luckily I found a store in Beverly Hills that carried the foundation and I discovered I am in the shade 3.5. I am much paler now than I was originally when I got my colo... see post
I use Smashbox 4.05 what would be a color match on Kat Von D%27s Lock it Tatoo foundation%3F
I use Smashbox 4.05 what would be a color match on Kat Von D's Lock it Tattoo foundation?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @TigresssNicole,    If you are referring to the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Hydrating Foundation in COLOR 4.05 then your color match in the KVD Lock-It Foundatio... see post
What would my foundation shade in the Estee Lauder double wear stay-in-place makeup be if my color iq is 1Y08?
What would my foundation shade in the Estee Lauder double wear stay-in-place makeup be if my color iq is 1Y08?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Addy2025,   Based on your Color IQ, it looks like your match would be Ivory Beige 3N1. I hope that helps! see post
FOUNDATION FOR COMBINATION SKIN
I'm thinking of buying 2-3 foundation that is quite full coverage to cover blemishes, not clogging, natural finish, looks great in real life and photos, doesn't cake up around the nose or dry patches. I know i'm asking for the impossible but I hope there is one close to what I want 😅   I have combination skin, my t-zone area extremely oily but still have dry patches. I also would like to ask for shade recommendation too if possible ( NC 30-35, my foundation match is MUFE Y325)   I'm thinking of buying : -Giorgio Armani (does it cover blemishes and not look too oily by the end of the day?)  I consider buying it with Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Enhancer, but my main concern is do they hold up oils because with my MUFE Ultra Hd I get quite oily by midday. -Estee Lauder Double Wear (do they have flashbacks?) -Urban Decay All Nighter (do they oxidize?) -Too Faced Born This Way (I heard this separates on oily skin) -Hourglass Vanish foundation stick (they're only 0.25oz I think, seems so little product) -Nars All Day and Sheer Glow -Marc Jacobs Remarcable.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What is your exact skincare?   You mention extreme oily and dry, this is an unbalanced state. I have combo skin but balanced. Something is causing the skin to dry out ... see post
Full Coverage Foundation you don't feel on skin??
Hi guys, I'm doing my sister's makeup for her graduation. We want her to wear foundation because she has acne-prone skin, yet she hates the feeling of foundation on her skin. As an example, she used to own the Armani Luminous Silk and never uses it. Can anyone recommend a full coverage foundation that is very lightweight?
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find a summer foundation! HELP am
The foundation i wore in the winter now makes me face super oily in the texas heat. I like a semi dewy, natural, finish but i hate my face looking like an oil slick! Does anyone suggest a good light to medium coverage foundation that keeps my slightly dewy looking, but doesn't make my skin so oily during the heat of the day?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@caityh I sweat from thinking about hot things.. but what works for me is     Shiseido Urban Environment Tinted UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 43   or    Guerl... see post
Desperate for cellulite help
Hi, I am going on vacation with my boyfriend at the end of the month, I am desperately trying to find a product that helps to combat back-thigh cellulite. Does anyone know of a product that would help with this? Thanks!
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Genoveva15 / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi. I hope that I am not too late in providing my opinion. But my suggestion can be used at any point of time as we keep on facing cellulite and stretch marks. I have he... see post
I'M TORNNN
Hi everyone! Fist time posting   - just wondering if anyone has an opinion on which skin care brand I should try. After muuuuuch searching I've narrowed it down to Ole Henriken, Dr Murad or REN . Currently using Clinique's 3 step system which has cleared up my oily t zone amazingly, so I am curious about their Even Better , Turn-around  or Anti-Gravity . I'm light/medium(tan) skinned with a freckly face (not too dark freckle) but my face has been as dull as a big grey cloud since I can remember. It really lacks glow, it genuinely is grey. Oh I'm a smoker too (not heavily just..a lil bit, so PLZ don't suggest that I give up hehe) I also have really dark shadows on the inner corners of my eyes kinda coming onto my nose.....I get enough sleep every night probably more than the average person.    If anyone could recommend some products or give advice from experience I'd really appreciate it! Like I said, I've done loads of research about the best brands and IMO I've narrowed it down to the top 3 but open to change!   Thanks fellow beauty lovers 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree that REN is the best out of the three listed - but I would actually recommend a 4th option and go with Laneige.   When I was on the search for the perfect skin... see post
Question Time!
It's almost Friday so I figured we could start the almost-weekend with a fun question! I have the slightest feeling we will get a lot of great answers for this one     If you could create your ultimate dream box of deluxe samples what would be inside?   Can't wait to hear your ideas!
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HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Here’s what I have in my dream box so far... No red lipstick that’s for sure. :D And new releases of anything are always fun!   Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C ro... see post
What is th BEST for PUFFY Under Eye Bags ?????
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, saintd!   Puffiness and undereye bags can be caused by a host of factors. If you find that they tend to come and go to the point where things like dietary practice... see post
Whats the best under eye cream to get rid of hollow under eyes
I have used the smashbox under eye primer and I have just started using the Becca under eye primer. But, my hollowness is still appearing under the corner of my eye closest to my nose. I'm thinking this is more of a night primping solution. Has this happened to anyone else? Open to all options!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Smashbox does have the Photo Op Brightener; however, they also have their Hydrating Undereye Primer as well! :) see post
Best primer for extremely oily skin?
I have the oiliest skin and I can't seem to find a primer that will combat that oil for more than three hours. Have any ideas?   I'm considering maybe using a different moisturizer to target my oil problem, as well as a different setting powder (currently i have MUFE HD, Tarte Smooth Operator, and Becca Blotting Powder). But mostly I am on the hunt for the best primer for oily skin   Thank you!!
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BEAUTY BOSS sydtomato / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
MUFE step 1 mattifying primer, clinique stay matte foundation, laura mercier powder, urban decay oil slick setting spray.  I used to have extremely oily skin before acne... see post
Play! by Sephora coming to Canada?
Just wondering if Sephora plans on expanding the Play! subscription box to Canada?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @nabila89,    Hopefully! But we don't have this information at this time.   Best, Mali see post
Foundation separating?
Hi everyone!   Lately I've noticed that my foundation is separating and looking extra patchy throughout the day. I currently use Revlon ColorStay foundation for combo/oily skin and Maybelline's Fit Me concealer. I'm curious if whether my foundation and concealer aren't meshing well together? I really like the Fit Me concealer.   Also, I know you're supposed to use silicone-based primers and foundation together and water-based products together. But what about moisturizers? I currently use the Celestial moisturizer by Lush. It's main ingredients are vanilla water and almond oil, so I'm not sure if that's technically oil-based or-water based. Could that be affecting the foundation separating throughout the day?   Any advice would be appreciated!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! Feel free to touch base back here in Beauty Talk after you experiment with application and even trying a different powder if you need more assistance! see post
Alternative to Sunday Riley Good Genes?I
I got a sample of the Sunday Riley Good Genes and it is AMAZING. I have never found a product to reduce the redness in my cheeks (that are splotchy and weird) and keep my face so firm and fresh yet the price sucks. If worse comes to worse, I will probably cave and buy this product but I cant believe it is so expensive. I hope someone has a good alternative! Ive tried the Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength from Dr. Dennis Gross & really like that as well but havent used it in a while. I have the sensitive version but maybe should just switch back to those? I almost feel like buying Good Genes might be more cost effective since the Dennis Gross is still pricey (ish).
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HALL OF FAMER jen81 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You could see if biossance website still has the deal for 4$ get both squalene and rose oil. Might be a good way to try out these products. see post
I currently wear Kat Von D foundation.(IQ IS 2Y04)I I want full coverage I love KVD, but it don't settle into my skin and cakes. HELP!
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Are you dotting the foundation on each portion of your face and then working once section at a time? The KVD formula is quite rich and may be drying down too quickly, ma... see post
I'm super red and cant seem to find a light concealer with super pink undertones
I bought the Nars Cream Concealer in creeme bule and its their most pink out of the light ones but its still too dark and WAY too yellow for me. I mix it with the Kat Von D white out concealor to make it lighter but its still much too yellow. Please help Also I prefer creamy-er ones than the Kat one
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BEAUTY BUFF Christin13 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
NARS vanilla. see post
Eye cream for lids and anti aging
Hello! Im starting to notice some loss of smoothness in the outer corners of my eyelids. Its suddenly harder to get eyeliner on, they arent as smooth. Id like to find some evening night cream to combat that and other signs of aging. Im turning 30 this year. I use the origins ginzing during the refreshing eye cream in the morning and love it. Any ideas?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My pleasure, loveislandlife!   All the best and be sure to take care of your skin :)! see post
Need Help Finding My Shade!
I am currently using Urban Decay's All Nighter Liquid Foundation in the shade 7.75. I want to try KVD's Lock-It Foundation but I don't know my shade. I sadly can not go to a Sephora store and get matched as the closest Sephora store is a few hours away. I know I won't get an exact match online but I want different opinions. Someone please help! Thank you. xx
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MeganBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Tinidyx!   As you mentioned, the Color IQ system does not have an exact match but I would recommend shade Medium 57 Warm in the Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation. I us... see post
Amore Pacific cleasing foam with Foreo?
There are tiny grains in the Amore Pacific Treatment Cleansing Foam, is it OK to use it with Foreo?   Is the cleansing foam safe to use during pregnancy?   Thank you.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just to play it on the safe side, I would avoid utilizing the foam if it has granuals in its formula with the Foreo.    Per the brand: -Using clay-based, silicone-bas... see post
Mascara smudges
Hello everyone I need some expert advice. I recently bought the better than sex waterproof mascara and found it to smudge on the back of my eyelids after an hour of wearing it. I have oily eyelids and I would just like a mascara that would not leave marks or smudging but I'd rather just buy one item. So if anyone has any personal experience of a good staying power mascara that will not smudge I would really appreciate it. I know there is the option of using a primer for the eyelids but I'd rather just buy a mascara....please help!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
HI, lilshopper1!   For a second I was thinking this was your original mascara inquiry thread that myself and many others chimed into prior:   http://community.sephor... see post
New to Makeup
Hi, so I am just starting to wear makeup and have no previous experience. I am almost 14 and I was wondering what the normal makeup procedures and things I need to know are. I was also wondering what products I should purchase and how to use them.   Thanks!
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BEAUTY SAVANT LeeLeeBk / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I would NOT recommend foundation at your age. It looks aging & old-fashioned on a 14 year old, plus young skin needs to breath to be healthy. There are a lot of factors ... see post
Best setting powder for Hourglass skin tint (it's so dewy, tried cover fx illuminating and it was way to dewy)
HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second this! I love the Hourglass skin tint and always put the Laura Mercier Translucent powder on top of it. :)   The Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation is another o... see post
Live Chat with Tiffany Masterson for Drunk Elephant
Tiffany Masterson, Founder of Drunk Elephant is heading to BeautyTalk to answer your skincare questions. Chat live with Tiffany on Wednesday, April 26. Check back to this thread between 12pm and 1pm PDT to ask her anything—from what makes the T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial™ so effective to the best products to pack on your next weekend getaway.   Be sure click "Follow this thread" on the right side of this post to be notified via email when one of your questions is answered.
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