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Live Hair Consultation with IGK
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IGKHaircare BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
Hey everyone! Thank you sooo muchh for chatting with us. We loved answering your questions. Follow us on Instagram for more tips, how-to's, and big announcements! @IGKha... 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 fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you so much @Mochapj . Now it all is making sense 😀 I think I'llput away AZelaic  acid suspension for now and stick with Retinoid so I can see if it  makes any d... see post
Looking for a new foundation and color for my 40s skin
Hi, I'm 43 years old and I'm looking for a liquid foundation that provides full coverage with matte finish that is light weight, sweat-proof (really holds all day) and is natural looking. My skin is light to light medium but I typically like a little more color to help cover reddish checks and yellow undertones. Help please! What foundation and color would you recommend?    
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was just about to chime in with the Smashbox Studio Skin suggestion!   Love the soft matte look this gives and how it still looks like skin. I've personally worn thi... see post
help with my makeup!
HI, since day 1 of using makeup, i've always had an issue with cakeyness, where u can see my dry skin and all my pores/redness. I am currently using the NARS all day luminous weightless foundation, underneath I prime with makeup forever step 1 primer in green because i have rosacea so my skin is red and blochy, i use a drugstore contour which has never been an issue, and i use the nicole glow glow kit which as well, is not the problem. I finish it off with the urban decay cooling setting spray. I use two beauty blenders, one regular one and one edged one for my concealer (concealer is the sephora branded concealer in the lightest shade). I ALWAYS cover my face in a layer of coconut oil and exfoliate with a st ives apricot scrub. what am i doing wrong? I only apply one layer of foundation. Is there a product someone in my case recommends? LIke any moisterizer or anything. People comment on how cakey my makeup is. I know it's my shade for the foundation so it isnt that. Thank you.
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BEAUTY PRO bharvey / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Maybe try a finer exfoliator?  A peel perhaps? see post
My skin hates me
My skin has been AWFUL lately. Horrible breakouts on my chin, flaky skin (even though I exfoliate consistently), and my foundation has stopped going on smoothly and lasting all day. I need major help. Do I change my skincare routine or change my makeup? Or both? I've used BareMinerals for years and have always loved it but it's not holding up it's end of the deal anymore. I'm not perfect, I get lazy sometimes and don't always take my makeup off before bed but that happens like once, possibly twice a week. My typical routine is to take my makeup off with Neutrogena wipes, and then wash my face (just switched back to Neutrogena for blackheads), then I do spot treatment on my acne, and put face lotion on. Sorry for the long post but I'm desperate for some solid advice on what to do. 
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BEAUTY MAVEN aaras1234 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hey sorry to hear.. I went through something similar 8-10months back, especially for someoen who NEVER had breakouts even in my teens I all of a sudden broke out. But am... see post
Hyperpigmentations & Discolorations
Hi, I am 20 years old and I suffer from hyperpigmentation & discolorations on my face. I am also on a tight budget, so I was wondering what can I do to help have a clear skin? Thanks!
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SPECIAL GUEST GossipGirl425 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you so much for all your help & recommendations!    I also forgot to mention that I also use  the oil-free acne stress control power clear scrub from neutrogena ... see post
Looking for a moisturizing lip product
I'm looking for a moisturizing lip product with not too much color. I have pale skin and don't really like bright lip colors. I do like lip gloss, but I want to be sure it's moisturizing and isn't too sticky.   Could I get a few recommendations for Sephora's best lip products?
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BEAUTY MAVEN aaras1234 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Fresh lip serum works as magic absorbs like 'lip lotion' and you can top with your favorite shade or vice versa (just don't dab over long stays it ll immediately smudge)... see post
I'm looking for a moisturing product for extremly dry skin. Please help!
I am also looking for a moisturizing skin product. I've heard from several people to try Cerave, Cetaphil, and Vanicream products, but not sure which is the best for extremely dry skin, especially on my hands. I have tried several things, but my skin is still very dry. Sometimes it's painful because it's so dry and cracked. Can anyone recommend a good moisturizing hand cream or butter that I could start using? I'm hoping to find something that finally works that I will be able to use daily.
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HALL OF FAMER natalie12 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sephora now carries biossance. Their 100% squalene oil is wonderful! It's very light weight so it's not oily on your skin. It's very hydrating. If you want to try a samp... see post
Zits
Is there anything out there that can pre treat zits? Talking about the red and hurts part. I have sensitive skin.
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BEAUTY MAVEN aaras1234 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Eradikate by Kate Somerville. Just remember NOT to shake the bottle. Instructions are not adequate as how the product looks.. its clear liquid on top of some pink residu... see post
Pale foundation shade help.
I'm really struggling to find a foundation that is pale enough for me. My skin is pale, neutral-to-yellow undertones, and somewhat dry. Shades I've tried that are too dark: MUFE Ultra HD Y205, Estee Lauder double wear 1N1, Lancome teint idole 090N, Urban Decay naked 0.5. I'm starting to think I'm going to have to buy white pigment and mix it in.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @clancybird,   Oh no! ): Kat Von D has a pretty fair shade in her foundation (Light 41 neutral) that you may want to try! I know a lot of fair people have tried t... see post
Does Sephora have any good foundations that cover old acne scars?
I have some old acne scars on my cheeks and I was wondering if the Sephora brand has a good foundation for covering them up.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Tarte primer mentioned below definitely isn't as thin as the Benefit Porefessional, but if you're afraid you may overapply too much, just work with a smaller amount ... see post
effective and affordable anti aging product
what is the most effective and affordable anti aging product? i need help finding one that actually will work overtime.
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Sav3134, What are you currently using? Are you looking to correct an issue or are you just looking for a product to help prevent? see post
Blonde hairs turning black overnight HELP!
My hair is blonde, that real golden blonde when uncolored. But it changes hues during different seasons, getting darker in winter, and lighter in summer, sometimes changing overnight...   but lately i will wake to a black hair, a full black hair on my head, which i do not have normally, black from root to tip... is something wrong? what is the cause? I do not have grey hairs at all BTW... THANKS SO MUCH!!! Jo
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, SweetiepieJo!   I would recommend scheduling a visit with your local physician or medical/health care professional to discuss this. While hair color can be affecte... see post
Sephora Foundation?
What are everyone's thoughts about the sephora foundation? positive and negative? for dry skin. 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The 10HR Wear Perfection Foundation is totaly suitable for drier skin types as it moisturizes with the humectant sodium hyaluronate (which binds 1000x its own molecular ... see post
Looking for all natural/organic makeup options. Please suggest
Planing to replace my Makeup forever Pro-finish (140) with all natural/organic makeup options. If you know any alternatives, please suggest ?  I am beginner in makeup therefore plz recommend all the must haves for everyday makeup. Thank you. 
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BEAUTY BOSS khaleesi / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'd recommend RMS Beauty tinted un-powder. It's natural, organic, vegan, and hypoallergenic. Good luck! see post
Foundation to Concealer Match
I just recently purchased Kat Von D's lock it foundation and I'm in LOVE!   I know the powder shades match up with the foundation number wise, but I'm not sure how to find my corresponding concealer shade? If it helps my Lock-It Foundation shade is Light 44 Cool. Thanks! 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @EmmaR1331,   It looks like your best match is Light 5 in the Lock It Concealer Creme. I'd recommend visiting your local Sephora store and asking a Cast Member to... see post
Live Chat with Norvina for Anastasia Beverly Hills
This thread is closed. Thank you for your participation.   Anastasia Beverly Hills president Norvina is taking your questions on BeautyTalk. Love her advice above? Get more tips like this on Thursday, March 9. Come back to this thread between 12pm and 1pm PST to ask her anything—from her favorite highlighting trend to her inspiration behind the spring ’17 collection.     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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ClaudiaSoare BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
Thank you guys, this has been SOOOO much fun! I have to go test some product that’s sitting on my desk right now — love you all, can’t wait for next time!! Bye! see post
MAKE UP FOREVER FULL COVER CONCEALER SHADE
Hi! I currently live in the UK so don't have access to a sephora. I'm in the shade  Y235 in Makeup for ever Ultra HD foundation, and I was wondering what shade I would  be in their full cover concealer??? I have the shade 6 right now but it seems too dark. 
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AlexaFahlman / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you for your reply :)! Unfortunately, my skin has quite a yellow undertone- do you think that colour would still work?  see post
foundation for acne prone, senstive, normal to oily skin
Hello All, I have normal to oily skin that is sensitive and acne prone and I was wondering what is a great foundation to cover everything, blend to look a little natural, medium to full coverage, one that won't make me breakout and possibly luminous. I also would love if the foundation wouldn't crack and break up throughout the day I currently don't own a foundation I like I own one I own the makeup forever ultra hd and I use the Tarte shape tape concealer but that looks cakey. Thank you all so much and take care!!      
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @blackhead123,   I suggest the Hourglass Immaculate® Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free. This foundation is  a liquid-to-powder foundation formula that ... see post
Foundation shade
I am looking to get the clinique superbalanced silk foundation but don't know what shade... I am a light 42 neutral in Kat Von D Lock-it foundation. Thanks!!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @katrinanina,   It looks like the lightest shade available in the Clinique Superbalanced Silk Foundation is Silk Porcelain which is one shade darker than your sha... see post
Be a Glow Getter!
Hi Beauty Talkers!   After months of product development and getting sprayed one too many times (not all nozzles are created equal!) we are so proud to introduce Glow Getter Mist. We created a truly hydrating, illuminating, and multitasking mist with some serious skincare benefits. Glow Getter is expertly formulated with globally inspired oils and extracts that bring out the best in your skin. A mix of floral oils and extracts provide a light rose scent (absolutely no synthetic fragrance). Plus, it always feels refreshing and lightweight...never sticky!   DG: When I was in grad school I took a trip to Iceland and was blown away with the natural beauty (one of the world’s cleanest ecosystems) but I couldn’t get enough of the Icelandic glacier water. The mineral-rich water takes hundreds of years to go through layers of volcanic bedrock and lava rock, which serves as a natural filtration process, resulting in one of the purest waters in the world. The pollution free water contains special minerals that nourish your skin.   LE: Once we made Icelandic glacier water the base of the mist we hand picked 6 extracts and 25 oils for their hydrating and glowing properties. I love hibiscus fruit extract which increases the elasticity of skin, evens skin tone, decreases inflammation and provides intense moisture. It’s also packed with antioxidants which is great for sensitive skin.   DG: We decided to include evening primrose oil because it reduces redness, inflammation, swelling, hyperpigmentation, and contains hydrating properties. It’s basically a super oil for skin!     LE:   Glow Getter is the perfect primer, it’s my first step before applying my makeup. Here’s a great tip, spritz your makeup sponge and spot refresh your face throughout the day!   DG: I’ve been in three cities in the last few weeks: San Francisco, Chicago and London and my Glow Getter Mist was an inflight essential. A spritz before taking off and one after landing. For our team it’s a gym bag essential or date night must have for luminous skin.     So tell us, Beauty Talkers, how do you get your glow on?
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DanielleLewis / FRESH FACE / replied
Hey Beauty Talkers, my name is Danielle Lewis & I'm the brand educator for Wander Beauty! I've been a makeup artist for over 9 years working in print, television & fashi... see post
Is this a fake?
I bought an Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette in Naked from Poshmark (yeah, yeah...) last week. I was impatient receiving it because shipping was taking forever, so I went to Ulta (sorry it wasn't Sephora )and bought another palette but in N00ner (looked better on me.) When I received the palette from Poshmark, I compared them and noticed many small differences. I'm new to this brand, so I couldn't tell if the palette from Poshmark is a counterfeit, or simply an older version of the product. What do you ladies think?    
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BEAUTY BOSS wickedlollipop / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
@pixeldiekatze I agree with  @lylysa  , its probably easiest and most accurate to contact Urban Decay directly to ask about this (their contact info is at the bottom of... see post
best foundation for acne-prone skin
I've been using MakeUp Forever Water Blend for the last few years. It's worked okay, but over the last few months my skin has been more oily than ever before and I've had frequent breakouts. My dermatologist suggested changing my makeup.  Any advice on other brands that could help reduce blemishes or make my skin less oily?   Thoughts on Giorgio Armani's Power Fabric or MakeUp Forever's Ultra HD or Tarte's Rainforest of the Sea, of Dior's Forever Perfect Foundation?   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Maria88 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just chiming in on the Power Fabric: I hated it! I have oily skin, acne prone, and larger pores on cheeks.  This foundation is NOT full coverage. Medium-high at BEST:... see post
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops Shade Recommendations!
When I have my self tanner on, my perfect shade match is Hourglass  Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint in Shell and Nars Creamy Concealer in Vanilla (Colour IQ: 1R04). I'm looking to match this with the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops.    I use LM Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain everyday. Since it's a TM, I find the sheerness allows me to blend it out to match my skin tone.   I've tried using the colour IQ, but I know that it's not incredibly accurate but here's the results I found in the Cover FX drops shades (their lightest shades, I don't think P or G will work): 1Y02 - N10 1Y03 - N20 2R04 - N25 2R03 - P20 3Y03 - G20   So since the Colour IQ accuracy is questionable, I'm seeking your advice! Which one do you think would be the best match for me? Thank you  
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Chiusfemme, We have a similar skin tone. I wear the P20, but I'm pinker than you are so I would recommend going with the N20 or N25. There is a very slight difference... see post
Senior citizen looking for clump proof mascara - any suggestions?
Senior citizen looking for clump free mascara - am not interested in volume or curl at my age but something I can put on without creating several HUGE lashes.
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BEAUTY BOSS Daskala78 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I've tried lots and lots of mascaras, and my all-time favorite is Mally Volumizing Mascara.  It's truly amazing, and best of all, it doesn't clump! :)  see post
Foundation shade. Help!!
Hey, I want to buy NARS all day luminous foundation but as I live in a country where there is no Sephora I can't find my right shade. I know my shade in Makeup Forever ultra HD foundation which is: 120=Y245 Soft Sand. And in Clarins Everlasting foundation my shade is: 108 Sand. I m confused if my shade in NARS would be Fiji or Punjab. Please help me out. Thanks in advance <3
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Maryumm / FRESH FACE / replied
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Tinted Moisturizers?
Any thoughts on the sunshine skin tint by milk makeup or the it cosmetics cc cream? I'm looking for an everyday tinted moisturizer/bb/cc cream, but I'm afraid of them causing breakouts. Any tips or other product suggestions?
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BachVan / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
try Laura Mercier oil-free one. It's the best in my opinion see post
No matter what I do my makeup won't stay all day!
I think it's time to turn to you all for help. I feel like I'm doing everything (fairly) right in terms of my skincare and makeup routine but no matter what I do my makeup just will  not  stay in place all day! It's enough to drive me crazy. First of all, I would say I have combination skin. My t-zone gets a little oily but not bad while some areas (particularly my chin) are a little on the dry side. I'll walk you through my routine and you let me know if there's anything I'm doing wrong. In the morning when I wake up I usually cleanse my face with the Lancome 'Creme Radiance' Cleanser and, of course, pat my face dry. I then pat toner on my face (alcohol free) and use Lancome Renergie moisturizer. I am 26 so I don't have saggy skin, but I have used multiple moisturizers and this is my favorite. Then I wait for the moisturizer to dry and proceed to use Lancome's La Base primer. Then when that's dry as well I put on my foundation with a clean beautyblender.I happen to use drugstore foundation so that's the only thing I can think might be tripping myself up, but I don't think so. I mean plenty of people use foundation from the drugstore and their makeup still looks great, so that can't be it, can it? Anyway, I typically use Laura Mercier translucent setting powder to set my foundation and then set everything when I'm all done contouring and all that with my setting spray. By the end of the day, though, my makeup has worn off my cheeks and nose (I don't touch my face at all) but I don't have an excessive buildup of oil or anything. On the rest of my face my makeup has settled into any fine lines I may have and it's just crappy.   By the way, at the end of the night I diligently remove all my makeup and use my clarisonic and my lancome cleanser to clean my face so I'm not neglectful or anything. Should I buy a higher end foundation instead? If that would help I'm going to go out right this minute and buy one. Other tips would be helpful as well.    P.S. if I do need to go buy a high-end foundation, what is recommended? I'm thinking MAC Studio Fix but I'm open to suggestions.  
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @shea3834,   I totally understand what you are going through. From what I read, it sounds like you are doing everything"right". I bake with powder and my oiliness... see post
Concealer help!
I need a good concealer to help hide blemishes. Do you have any suggestions that would be a good choice to hide imperfections such as blemishes?  I will not be using it for under eye concealer but just covering up blemishes and Imperfections.  Thank you very much!
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @lilshopper1,   I second what @kalex said, and think that the Cover FX concealer would be a great choice for you! Another great concealer to checkout is Tarte's A... see post
New Foundations Shade Match
I have been wanting to get the Make Up Forever Matte Velvet Foundation and the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation but I don't know what shades to get. My old foundation are Smashbox Studio Skin in 0.5 and Clinique Superbalanced Silk in 01 Silk Porcelain. I have a hectic and busy life right now and I don't have time to go in store and get shade matched. Please Help!!!!
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Lindsey20,   If you're looking to try out the Make Up for Ever Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation, I suggest trying the shade  No. 20 - Ivory.    For Tarte'... see post