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skin redness
My skin has many red areas, and they do not go away with foundation or powder alone.  I am wondering what products would be helpful for this.  I also tend to have oilier skin, so a product that is long lasting would be much more suitable for me.   Thanks!!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you mentioned the redness to a doctor? Persistant redness could be mild rosacea, there are topicals to reduce the redness.    There are redness skincare lines fro... see post
dark circles and the evil pimple.
I have fair skin and have had dark circles under my eyes my entire life. I have tried concealers and nothing covers them up completely. I am looking for a solution to this without breaking the bank. Also, No matter what kind of skin care regime I use I always get a random breakout around my chin or mouth. I remove my makeup every night with Clinique take the day off cleansing balm, wash my face with DE exclusive cleanser, then tone and moisturize. Then I wake up with a zit on my chin... WHAT?? Please help!
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What is the color equivalent to NARS stromboli in Giorgio armani?
Just curious in the sense that I haven't gotten to the store yet to physically try it but just wondering if there is an equivalency across brands. I've used NARS for a few years and as much as I love it I do love makeup and trying new things. I typically use NARS stromboli which is a medium with olive undertones but I can't seem to find one close to it in the Giorgio Armani brand.
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How do I get rid of puffy spot on eye/cheek bone?
There's a puffy spot between my eye & cheek. Like on my eye/cheek bone. I m 39 & think it's from aging cuz I've seen it on others. I think the contours of my face are changing. Thx!
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Foundation & Finishing/Pressed Power
I would like a recommendation for a foundation and finishing/pressed powder, full coverage, long lasting, for someone with sensitive skin, I am acne prone and have rosacea.
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BEAUTY MAVEN LauraF1972 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hello, I bought the Tarte foundation and a brush that the woman helping me in Sephora recommended.  I hate the brush, I can't seem to get the foundation to look right on... see post
GIRLACTIK COMING TO SEPHORA?
I recently heard from a friend that Girlacktic was (or has, she didnt specify time and she told me a while ago) coming to Canada and would be sold at sephora, has anyone heard this? Does anyone know if its true or know when and if it is coming to sephoras in Canada?  Holding its true and not hear say but ya never know ay?
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My foundation always looks cakey.
I have very dry, sensitive and flaky skin. Every time I put on foundation it looks cakey, sticks to my dry skin or doesn't blend into my skin. I wash my face, use moisturizer and a primer but still does it. Anyone recommend maybe a good moisturizer, foundation and primer? Or maybe I'm not apply it right?
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nicole,   Since you have said that your skin is dry and flaky, dehydration might be a big part of the foundation looking cakey.  You need to get rid of the dry skin, a... see post
GlamGlow Supercleanse
So I've been using glamglow Supercleanse which I love but I want to try something new. My skin gets used to a product very fast. I have sensitive acne prone skin. Any suggestions?
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BEAUTY SAVANT AbbySee / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Hey itisha, I love, love, love Supercleanse! I have the exact same skin concerns that you do, as well as eczema prone and sensitivity to sulfates and to harsh artificia... see post
Airbrush question!
Hi there! I just had my trial with my MUA for my wedding. He used airbrushed my foundation and I'm not in love with the coverage. I think I'm used to a thicker texture for full coverage. Can I have him use my normal long-wearing foundation (pür liquid) underneath a layer of the airbrush? Will this give me a more full coverage look with an airbrush finish?
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ccl77 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks! I used that years ago and remember liking it a lot.    I do feel silly getting a foundation like that when I've already hired a MUA with a full airbrush set!  see post
Cakey Foundation; need help!
Hi All- So I've been blessed with both combination skin, usually oily and sometimes dry... I have acne, though with maintenance it's gotten a lot better.    For the life of me, however, I can't apply foundation in a non-cakey way. It all sort of gets that slightly-congealed above the skin look. The only time it doesn't is sometimes with BB cream. Here's what I have used/tried/etc: Used various primers, used no primer. Different amounts of primers. (i.e. lighter and heavier uses) Moisturized before primer/not moisturized before Tried 4 different foundations: Revlon, Cover FX, ELF, Smashbox Used different application methods: fingers, kabuki brush, "foundation" brush, stipple brush, beauty blender (both wet and dry) Put foundation on back of my hand to warm up, even heated it with blow dryer, put it on straight from tube Only applied very small amounts over problem areas/applied over entire face for coverage I always wait for everything to set. As far as I can tell, I have tried all the things correctly... But before I even get to setting it, it's slightly cakey.    I'm not overapplying, I know a little goes a long way... I just can't understand why it isn't working.   Help, please!?  
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BEAUTY RESIDENT reinah / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
I'll try this! Would you recommend any particular moisturizers, and are you suggesting I use primer beforehand or no? Also, wet or dry beauty blender?   Thanks, and s... see post
ISO a long-lasting pressed powder
I have trouble with acne scars and cant seem to find a pressed powder that stays. Does anyone have any suggestions for a powder that stays all day?
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Need a good foundation !!
Im currently using Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse foundation but now Im looking for something which is medium/full coverage and stays long.I have normal/dry & little sensitive skin. Have thought of using bare minerals but I guess I'm more into creamy textures.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi perfumeloveie,   As nycmle mentioned, you can try theBM bareSkin® Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20, although it's not a creamy texture at a... see post
TARTE 12 HR FOUNDATION!!
I'm in the shade NW10 in the MAC studio fix fluid and am looking to buy the Tarte 12 hr foundation but have no idea which shade would suit me best seeing as there are quite a few shades that fall under the light skinned category!!
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BEAUTY GURU xmychanelscalpel / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
If you're that fair, I don't think any of the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundations will work for you. The lightest in store was too dark to me and I'm an NC 15 see post
Pallete Help
Hey everyone! So I have been wanting a matte eye shadow palette for a while now and I have been wondering which one I should get: The Kat Von D Shade and Light eye palette or the Tarte eye shadow palette? Thanks to whoever who can help! xx
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lexi1106,   I personally really love the new eyeshadow palettes Tarte recently came out with. They're not extremely pigmented but they look nice with a good eye p... see post
Having trouble finding the right foundation
Hi,   I have oily, acne-prone skin, with an olive/neutral undertone (i think). I also have acne scars on my cheeks and a little bit on my forehead as well. I have tried a few foundations but none of them seem to be the "one." I am currently using the Becca primer and I use the MakeUp Forever HD powder to set.   I previously had Clinique Stay-matte oil free foundation in 20: Deep natural....It seemed to work fine but I recently noticed the foundation oxidizing, or it could have been that the shade was too dark for me, it looked too orange. So i decided to try out a new foundation (although I may go back to this one if I don't find a better one).   In between I tried Born this Way (Honey-color was good), Make-up forever cream stick, Becca ever-matte...but my skin looked too oily with all of these.   I also tried NARS all day luminous weightless foundation in Barcelona. I loved how this foundation looked; the shade was perfect, felt great on my skin. However, I noticed dry patches and the foundation sat on top of my skin after a couple hours (oxidizing as well-seems to be a big problem for me). I really wish this foundation worked for me but sadly it didn't.   So I am now looking for another one. Any suggestions?  
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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ls07,   First of all, if you found that Barcelona was the perfect shade for you, then Deep Natural definitely would have been too dark, it's about 4 shades darker... see post
Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Shades
I got one of the two sided Bite Beauty lipsticks from Sephora a couple of years ago.  I got the shades Fig and Date and LOVE Date.  I noticed that Bite isn't making that shade anymore but I'm running low on it and am looking for something to replace it. What shade do you recommend that is similar enough to replace it? I'd prefer to replace it with another Bite lipstick, but if anyone has recommendations that are similar in shade and texture, I'm open to anything!
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BEAUTY BOSS WiRed78 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
There's a new line coming out at the end of this month. Bite Amuse Bouche. I swatched a couple of the colors against Date. Top: Meringue Middle: Honeycomb Bottom:... see post
Oil blend vs 100% single oils (Argan in particular)
So for the past couple of years I've been using the 100% Argan oil daily and my skin loves it!  I started with Argan when my skin got increasingly sensitive because I knew Argan was one of the top ways to get your skin to absorb maximum quantities of Vitamin E, which had historically be a great healer for my skin.  Now my skin is still very sensitive, but is willing to tolerate some other products so I have been wondering about whether it made sense to either replace Argan oil entirely with a blended oil in my regime, or use a different oil in connection with it to get maximum benefits.  Other than being sensitive (and allergic to almonds), my skin tends to be a bit dry, particularly during the height of summer and winter when central air systems blast, but not so dry the rest of the time that I'd classify it as truly dry.  I'm also in my thirties and although I've aged well, most women in my family don't so I'd love to maximize my anti-aging benefits.   I'd wondered about adding something like Sunday Riley's Juno, Algenists' oil, marula oil, Kate Somerville's Dilo, Nude's oils, or one of the other options that people with sensitive skin love.  Any suggestions or thoughts???
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Neem is also on the sites I recommend below. A lot of the mixed oils add coloring or fragrance.  And any one essential oil (and I love essential oils) can irritate sens... see post
YSL Touche Eclat Reformula AKA Now What Do I Do?
...other than throw myself off a bridge. I mean seriously this was my holy grail foundation. There hasn't been anything else like it on the market. So, I need a little help here before I go back to the store.    What I need advice on is for a foundation that will give me the same type of coverage, hydration, and staying power. I have Rosacea and dry, sensitive skin. Clearly, price doesn't impact my decision here in any way.    Thanks for the advice! Signed, Foundationless in Oakland
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***DOSE OF COLORS INQUIRY
Hi, I was wondering if anyone in Canada has ordered any products from Dose of colors and knows if they charge you extra fees at your front door, I had a bad experience with unpronounced door fees with ABH before and don't want to go through it again(its ridiculous that if u buy from ABH in Canada the shipping is already like $30 cad and then they charged me $25 at my door😡😡). I'd really like to  get my paws on some of Dose of Colors products And would really like to know your experiences  purchasing from them, plsss I'm dying over herrrer 😰😰😰😰   
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chopsu / NEWCOMER / replied
I know its not the company, I just would prefer to not have to pay any extra fees except shipling. HA home girl over here ain't got that kinda moneyyyyy, ya know what I ... see post
Are Guerlain blush duo and Kiss Kiss lipsticks gluten free?
I need to know if Guerlain makes gluten free products, in particular, Kiss Kiss lipstick and Blush duo.  
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twilightr0se / NEWCOMER / replied
It doesn't matter if it can't be absorbed, if you are allergic to gluten, and you put it on your skin, you will react. Not to mention it is impossible to avoid ingesting... see post
Face and Lips reccomendation?
I need some good all around recommendations for face and lips. I'm very pale was wondering if anyone knew any foundation and bronzers that would look well on me? Also, I'm looking for a good lip color, because I never know what will match my skin tone. Any brand and color recommendations? Thanks!
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BEAUTY PRO ncip / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Bronzer wise, I've got coloring similar to what yours appears to be in this pic and I've loved both Chanel's bronzers (on years when they have one with a highlight & a l... see post
what is the best concealer for over 50 women that hides dark circles and bags?
I am 53 and have dark circles with bags under my eye and want to know what is the best concealer out there?
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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Icherry63,   Without knowing your skin type (oily, dry, sensitive, etc.) it can be a bit difficult to make personalized recommendations, but I'll do my best.   ... see post
Rosy tone foundation on my yellow toned skin eeek
Hi I received a very rosy toned foundation in one of my monthly subscription bags and I was just wondering if there was a way to mix anything in it to make it match my skin tone more which is very yellow toned please help
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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Cobby44,   I'd recommend either the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops or the MUFE Chromatic Mix – Water Base which are both liquid pigments designed to add to foundatio... see post
can't seem to decide on a foundation! help!
I'm facing some problems with dry skin. I'm usually pretty oily, but lately that's not been the case. I might develop slight oil in my tzone as the day goes on, but mostly I'm dealing with a lot of dry skin patches and flaking.    I switched my skin care regimen per my local spa, using an exfoliator a few times a week, as well as the first aid ultra repair cream, and the light argan oil in the morning. Seems to really help the foundation go on, but some foundations still manage to cling to my dry skin.   So onto the question. I've tried bobbi brown foundation stick, I did love this. It held up really well just wasn't so fond of the price for the amount of product I'm getting. I tried makeup forever mat velvet and while I loved the coverage and the smooth look, it dried me out even more. I tried the too faced born this way, and it did a good job as far as not clinging to dry skin, but the coverage wasn't as full as I would really prefer.    I love how the kat von d looks on people, but any advice as to how that works on dry skin? I'm hoping once it warms up, I won't have the dry skin issue. But I'm open to any advice on good foundations.    Also. If I try the kat von d, does anyone know how shades compare? I'm shade beige in the bobbi brown foundation stick. Not sure what the closest kat von d color would be.   Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, mgraves12!  Bobbi Brown foundation stick in beige has a Color IQ of 2Y03.  The KVD foundation is all around the Color IQ, but nothing really comes that close:   Li... see post
foundation for teen daughter
My daughter likes the way Perricone MD no foundation foundation feels on her skin but I'm wondering if there is something similar that would be better for her breakout prone skin?
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BEAUTY CELEB angelsmiln / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
Thank you! see post
Individual Makeup Brush Pouch
I am always on the go so I carry 3 makeup brushes with me in a small pouch in my purse. I absolutely hate it when makeup from my brushes gets onto my makeup bag and all over my other products. I am wondering if there are any individual 1-3 brush cases that can fit into my small make-up bag that I could get?   Thanks in advance,   Jane  
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BEAUTY WHIZ WaterlilyKari / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Another idea is repurposing a pen/pencil/brush holder intended for artists to tote their favorite tools around with. I have no idea how big or small your brushes are, or... see post
FOUNDATION HELP
Hi! I am looking for a foundation. Since I am on prescribed acne cream my cheeks are SUPER dry but my t-zone is super oily. Currently I am using makeup forever Ultra HD but it clings to my dry patches. Any suggestions?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Dari2124, Any makeup will catch on dry areas.  Does your doctor have you using anything to hydrate? What is your daily skincare regimen? see post
Acne prone skin & Face primers
Hello! I am looking for a face primer for extremely acne prone skin. I have tried bare minerals prime time and believe it has broken me out terribly. Any suggestions/advice?
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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Kalyn112,   If your skin is super acne-prone, I would definitely a primer with some form of blemish control. The Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer - Blemish ... see post
What Happened to Kat Von D Metal Crush in Thunderstruck
It isn't even being shown as a shade anymore on the site. Has it been discontinued? 
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HALL OF FAMER VioletLavender / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Danee!   I was wondering if you (or any BT Mod) had any updated info on this?  Thunderstruck is now listed as out of stock with an option for restock notification. ... see post
How can i control my oily skin and touch up during the day ?
I love using my oil free BB cream and I plan to get it in a cushion form of the laneige pore control bb cushion. I also love using my tarte stick concealer. However, the concealer stains my glasses. My skin gets shiny and oily during the day and what can I use to make my skin matte?   I do plan on getting the make up forever step 1 equalizer primer for oily skin since everyone recommends it.  Should I get a blotting powder (white cast or no ?) and this primer or touch up with blotting paper then  with the laneige cushion and tarte stick concealer ? 
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
blotting powder shouldn't give you a white cast unless it contains a lot of silica and you apply generously. It is good to set the makeup with a final dust of setting/fi... see post