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Favorite holiday sets/items of 2014
Heading into the new holiday sets of 2015 I wanted to get insight of the best of 2014 (sometimes brands are consistent; sometimes they disappoint...but still).  Last year I loved the LM eye sticks, the UD Vice Ltd (the neon green one), the Tarte set and the Sephora collection mini cleanser set.  I also liked the UD and KVD mini lipstick sets.  And then there was the Chanel Camellia de Plumes highlighter.  Anyone else?
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
lol, I swatched them for blog but haven't used them since precisely because I've got too many meteorites. I used regular for ~5month ish before I got bored, then used Bl... see post
what mak-up can i use in florida for fall?
  I don't want my make-up to melt or look too much as it is always hot!  I have blonde hair, hazel eyes and combo skin.  the feature that I would like to enhance is my eyes.  please help!  thank you!!
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BEAUTY MAVEN sandy / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I am looking to address complexion make-up.  I have tried smashbox primer in light, but that didn't help shine.  my make-up "melts" by noon.  I use MAC...mineral skinfin... see post
Foundation colour match help?
  Hello!   I discovered that the YSL touche e'clat radiant touch (shown in the picture) in the shade 2 Luminous Ivory is a perfect match for me. I know this particular product isn't exactly meant to be used as a foundation, but it is the best match I've ever came across. Could you please recommend a foundation with a similar(or even better, identical) shade? (I am dry skinned by the way) I wouldn't mind the colour being a bit pinkier than this one. I use NARS radiant creamy concealer in the shade Vanilla, and it's a good match except it shows a slight greyish cast on me. Thanks! +) I would prefer something available at sephora.com, but any  other recommendations are appreciated as well!
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Face help
Hello I have a few questions about my face, Heres the story I am a 26 female and have never really wore foundation because honestly I really don't need it my skin is ok its not great but I would say it is good, I don't have uneven skintons or acne besides for on my chin which has blackheads, Foundation was never really needed and the few times I did wear it it does not really look that good on me because I have peachfuzz on my face and it brings it out and I also start to break out of my checks which I never ever do and never have, honestly I cant really even use face washes because I break out I only use face wash on my chin other hen that I take off my blush with a baby whip I use such a little amount sometimes don't even wear it at all, My question is, Do I break out because my face is used to not having anything on it? I have tried many types of face washes for sensitive skin and still after a few days I start breaking out the same with moisturizer I break out when my face has anything on it and honestly my face is pretty clear!  Should I just keep doing what I am doing or let my face get used to stuff being on it? and start wearing foundation? Thanks so much for all of your help
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BEAUTY MASTER Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Hi! :) If you don't need foundation, then don't wear it! :D That's just my personal opinion because I don't need it either, haha;) I really don't know why your face is... see post
is the marc jacobs face III brush worth the price?
For those of you who have the Marc Jacobs brush, do yall think its really worth the price? I'm really picky about my brushes. I have never owned any of the Marc Jacobs brush. The foundation brush I use is the Sigma F80 Flat top Kabuki which I absolutely love! For those of you ladies that have both of these brushes, which one is the better out of the two? I use the Marc Jacobs foundation. I heard that the Face III brush works really well with it. But since it is a little pricey, I wanted to get yalls opinions first.
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About the valid date of the product
I bought a Lancome youthful radiance gift set on Sephora. Now I am not sure about the valid date of the products. On the bottle of the Gebufuque Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Illuminating Youth Activating Concentrate, there is a productive number: 40K63Z. What does this mean? What is the meaning of every number or character?   Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Can't answer about the meaning, as it's for internal use by Lancome, you need to contact them.   Based on soley on cosmetic calculator (it's a website, can search for ... see post
I have very dry skin with large pores, what would be the best lotion and wash for this issue?
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Which cleanser from Clinique are you using, are you washing once or twice a day?    Which moisturizer from FAB are you using? Are there any other products/steps that y... see post
Bite Beauty BB for lips
Does anyone know whats going on with this. it was OOS for many months and now it says its not being sold in the US anymore? 
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Any mod know? see post
Eyeliner questions
I can't leave the house without lining my lower lid. I have a baby face and it makes me feel at least a little more confident! However whenever my best friend sees me putting it on she says "why are you putting liner on your waterline? That's not good." Is this true? Am I doing my liner all wrong? Also I ALWAYS have problems with it smudging and looking like I have a black eye. Again! Am I doing this lol wrong?  
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Which mascara do you recommend for eyelash extensions?
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Are your lash extensions from a particular line or brand? Many lash extension  companies now offer accompanying products such as mascara or eye make up remover ... see post
Makeup Forever HD Cream Blush
I love the Makeup Forever HD cream blushes. I have two, 335-fawn and 501-raspberry. I am Filipino with tan skin. What would be the next two colors I should buy that are different from what I already have?
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BEAUTY BOSS rastika / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I have found the color 410 "coral" to be just about the best color for every skin tone! I also love 420 "indian rosewood"   good luck! see post
I want to get color matched on IQ but I couldn't get any results.
I recently went to Sephora to get color matched for the Esteé Lauder double wear foundation and I was told I am Bronze 5w1 but I couldn't find it on Sephora's IQ page to see what shade I am in other brands. Can someone help me find that shade in other brands? Thanks! x
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Need help choosing shade/color in tinted moisturizer
   I'm using Laura Merciers oil free tinted moisturizer in ochre, but it is a little too dark now that I have lost a bit of my summer tan. My foundation ID is neutral yellow and I'm looking for Laura Merciers oil free tinted moisturizer that would work for my skin tone that is just a bit lighter. Any suggestions?    
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Does anyone know when the Sephora Favorites will be out for Fall
tNot the ones that are already out, but the original one that has a mixture of the best makeup products at Sephora. Last year, it was the smashbox bb cream, nars orgasm, abh brow whiz, ect.... 
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I stalk the favorites, too. A few new ones released on 09/20/14. I would expect some new ones around the same date this year. see post
Dark Circle Problems
I have extremely dark circles underneath my eyes and I need a product that will cover them well.   I have no idea what to use because I am new to makeup and every concealer I have tried doesn't seem to work. I currently have Urban Decay's 24/7 Concealer Pencil that I do like for other things, but it doesn't do the job for my eyes. I have combination skin that can get oily sometimes especially as the day goes on.   Do I possibly need BB/CC cream to cover them up? A different type of concealer? Does anyone have any advice for me? 
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danaxorose / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much! I think Kiehl's might work well for me actually, I did some previous research on it but I wasn't entirely sure.  see post
Can pink hair dye hide my left over nasty green color?
So I dyed my hair green a few months back and I faded it but didn't take all the color out. After that I bleached it, which didn't take out the rest of the green...so then I used One N Only Colorfix (I used it about a week ago) from Sally's Beauty Supply. It seemed like it removed it, but the green is slowly coming back. Nothing is working. My hair is a disgusting embarrassing snot green/yellow color. I wanted to dye it pink tomorrow! Will the pink dye cover it, or will I have to try something else?   Here is my hair color now (sorry, I had just washed it):    I wanted to dye it this color:    Please help! I'm at my wits end.
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BEAUTY WHIZ MUAStephM / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Sorry so slow. I don't know how I missed this reply!  see post
Comparable foundation to the HD Makeup Forever (old formula)
What is a comparable foundation to the HD Makeup Forever foundation.  No the Ultra (new formula) as it is way to oily and breaks me out.  The old formula, which I have used for years, was perfect.  Never oily and never break out.
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BEAUTY PRO v0ltagekid / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'm looking for the same thing. So disappointed they changed the formula :(  see post
Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Foundation color recommendation needed
I need a color recommendation for Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Foundation, my color id is #2Y05. My go-to foundaiton is BB skin foundation spf15 in Beige 3. Thanks for your help!    
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BEAUTY PRO Iheartclouds / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Which shade would you recommend for 2y07? see post
How to incorporate tartes maracuja oil into my new skin care routine.
I recently ordered philosophy's miracle worker miraculous skin care collection set and have used it for a few days (day and night) but I was wondering how I could use my tartes maracuja oil with it? Or if I shouldn't use anymore even though I have a jumbo size of it. Just seems like a waste and I do really like the stuff. Any suggestions?? Oh and I would only use the tarte oil at night, so I just want to know if there's a way to incorporate in my new nighttime skincare routine.   Thank you!!!
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BEAUTY BUFF promakeup7 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
You can use it on your face and do a  facial massage with it, like they do at spas.  There are probably a lot of videos on you tube that can teach you facial massage whi... see post
Anastasia creme contour kit - bought it from Macy's
Hello I recently bought the anastasia creme contour kit in light and I'm having problems with it.     I'm not a contouring expert, but any means but I have been watching youtube to get tips and tricks.  I'm having the worse trouble with it creating dry patches on my skin.     First I prime my face with the hydrating laura mercier primer.  Then I use the  josie maran argan oil and I put that on contour palet (this is what I have seen people do in youtube videos).     Then I proceed to higlight and contour my face.  Followed with my smashbox foundation and the laura mercier setting powder.     Between my eyebrows, right above my nose and any highlighted creme parts that are on my forehead are really dry and sort of cakey (so mostly where I highlight my forehead becomes dry and cakey).   I don't have this problem with my cheeks.   I was using the kat von contour kit and didn't have any problems like this, but I really wanted to try out something different.       Does anybody have any tips for me? Maybe I need to start using a moisturizer? The only moisturizer I use is from the third step in my proactiv routine (using proactiv could be casuing the problem as well).    
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
As long as I got info, I'm more than happy to share it! :D  Helping folks learn so they can apply knowledge to their specific needs and inquiries (or possibly even shar... see post
Foundation/skincare to help foundation stay on my lower cheek/jawline
Hello! I am on BT multiple times a day and am just recently starting to join in on the convo! I do have a problem, though. My foundation seems to separate and look patchy around my lower cheek and jawline. I have an expansive skincare routine for being a 20-year-old and have combo skin. I do make sure my skin is properly hydrated before going in with my makeup. I am currently using the Makeup Forever Step 1 moothing primer before going in with my Too Faced Born This Way foundation. Any suggestions on what to do BTers? You ladies and gents always have a solution haha!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Does the skin on the sides of your face feel any different from the skin along areas like your forehead, nose, chin, or cheeks?    Considering the outer perimeters of ... see post
eyeliner and going back to college look
My eyeliner ALWAYS goes away on my waterline. So im looking for a dark (no liquid eyeliner) for my lower waterline. I dont like to keep sharpening them either. Im also very new to makeup. I went inside your store and I couldn't choose, What do you recommend on buying. I'm going to be going to college. So i want the older but elegant look. Bold eyes is a must,
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, LittleJayne! Waterline friendly liners are quite often mentioned here in Beauty Talk! Check out the below threads that share some favorite formulas for long-wearing ... see post
Need nude lipstick and lipgloss with long lasting power
Need a nude lip stick and lip gloss for medium light Asian skin. Thank you
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're looking for a lip color/product in a similar shade to your natural lips, then complexion factors won't really be relevant as someone can be fair skinned with l... see post
Hey, any good dewey foundations for dry skin?
HALL OF FAMER BaseballMommy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're ok with a lighter coverage, I really like Kate Somerville's Illumikate CC cream. It's got great skin benefits and leaves a dewy finish.  see post
I have two other Sephora beauty's, how can I add those points into my online account?
I have two other Sephora beauty's, how can I add those points into my online account?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MarinnaBil,   It looks like you have already been assisted with this via phone! Please let us know if you need any additional assistance. see post
Best Curling Iron for Very Stubborn, Fine, Straight Hair?
I have very fine, long and stubbornly straight hair. It is difficult to get any sort of curl to stay for more than 30 minutes. I am thinking I need a really great curling iron... my hair stylist recommended some sort of titanium one, but I'm not 100% sure on what I want/need. Any recommendations on a really great, powerful curling iron that could help me get some curl in my hair?
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karajoyal / NEWCOMER / replied
Best I have ever used is the Karmin :)    see post
Staying matte
How can I keep my face matte all day? I live in a very hot and humid place and have oily skin. What product do you recommend?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi vmora,   I agree with nycmle that the Ever-Matte primer is great! I will caution you that, if not applied correctly, it can look very patchy. It's best if this pr... see post
which foundation can cover acne, look matte, keep the oil off and can last all day ?
BEAUTY BOSS ohsotattooed / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Estée Lauder double wear! I absolutely swear by it. It's my holy grail.  see post
Lighter shade of Barcelona (NARS Sheer Glow).
Hi, I have been using the shade 'Barcelona' (medium w/ olive undertones) in the NARS Sheer Glow through the summer and love it. However, my tan is fading and I'm looking for a lighter shade to mix into my Barcelona as I head towards my naturally paler complexion in the winter. What would you suggest as I have to buy online and can't make it into a store?   Cheers, Courtenay
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Ravenpuff / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi Randee,    I noticed that it still says 'medium' shade though. Is it definitely lighter than 'Barcelona'?   Thanks, Courtenay see post
Need new routine/makeup
 I have scarring from acne and tweezing ingrown hairs (hirsituism). I need a new skin care routine and all new makeup. I have combination skin that gets more oily as the day goes. I have used Clinique and bare minerals in the past. What do you suggest for a new routine that is affordable? Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second Ole Henriksen. Such a great line for skincare! see post