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Spring/ Summer Found in the Wild 2016 Thread
Just noticed that all of the spring stuff is showing up (early as always) but the thread is still specific to Winter (which it is...but tell the brands).  So what have you found, dear BTers, that is new on Sephora...
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HALL OF FAMER poohblueberry / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
LOLZZZZZZ   Looks like they took out the ring of keys that is usually attached to it (and then the whole thing goes on your wrist)!!!!     see post
Questions on curly damaged hair
Hi, I used to have really nice tight curls but I had dyed it blonde and also did keratin treatment to smooth out my hair and that gave loose curs with lots of frizziness that I have now. I was wondering is there any advice or products I can use to get my tight curls back in the way I had them?   Thank you!
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False Silk Lashed
I'm looking into getting some for my wedding but I want a more natural look can anyone help?
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BEAUTY BOSS natalie12 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Have you thought about velour lashes from their website? You can order a custom one. I find all the lashes too long for me so I was able to create shorter lashes on the ... see post
Any recommendations for a mascara that'll lengthen and grow your lashes?
So recently I wanted to find a mascara primer or a conditioner that would help my natural lashes grow, and we all have those no makeup days and i would always look at my natural lashes and see them as small. So does anyone have any recommendations?
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Mars Soft Velvet Loose Powder
Hi! I'm thinking about picking up the Nars Soft Velvet Loose Powder. I tried to use the Color IQ but I don't think this powder is on there. I wear either a 3.0 or a 4.0 in the UD Naked Skin Foundation (depending on the time of year). What shade would you recommend? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER plm95 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hm, I'm neutral leaning yellow see post
Too Heavy - Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation
So I recently bought the Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo Foundation. I'm very fair with pink undertones so it's one of the few foundations that actually match my skin. It's a PERFECT match. Unfortunately it feels very heavy to me. It's just too thick for me and I feel it all day long and it's very annoying. I don't want to return it because it's just such a perfect color. Am I able to mix it with a lotion or something to thin it out? If so, what kind of face lotion, because I'm pretty sure the foundation is silicone based?
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BEAUTY BUFF alexandra101 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
There are some ways to thin it out. 1.use a beautyblender since the damp sponge will thin it out a bit and make it spread easier. 2. Mix the foundation with a moisturi... see post
What products help reduce the broken spider like capilar on your checks
BEAUTY MAVEN strgazr04 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I don't think there are any topical products to fix that. My dermatologist said the only way to have that fixed is to get laser done. see post
Frizz!!!
After curling my hair with a curling wand it turns into rat nest frizz??!! Help!! Any product suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER Sprytely / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Biosilk thermal protectant. 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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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi guys - sadly, received confirmation that this brand will not be available on Sephora Canada anytime in the near future.  see post
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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SPECIAL GUEST gigglesworth / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thx! :) see post
Choosing a Naked Skin Concealer for Sephora Foundation Shade
Hi! I am having a hard time choosing the right Urban Decay Naked Concealer shade. The foundation I wear is the Sephora 10HR Wear Perfection Foundation in the shade 22 Light Natural and it is the absolute perfect shade for me. I don't have severe under eye circles or darkness, only moderate. I would like the concealer to highlight my eyes which is why I'm not sure which shade to choose.  I got a sample of the Light Warm shade and it blends perfectly but I don't feel that it provides enough of a highlight and contrast.   Thank you!
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Live Chat with Susanne Langmuir
This thread is now closed. It will open on February 23 at 12pm PST.    Curious about coral? Intrigued by indigo? Get all of the answers to your bold lip questions from Susanne Langmuir, founder of Bite Beauty. Visit this thread on February 23 from 12-1pm PST to participate in our live chat and ask a question.   Be sure to 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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Foundation looks cakey no matter what?! Help please!
So i've been wearing makeup for about a year now. I have tried several different foundations and primers and used several different tools to apply and my foundation ALWAYS looks cakey or looks separated on my skin. No matter what primer, moisturizer, or foundation i use my foundation finish is just so cakey looking. Ive practiced all of these techniques and nothing has worked. I use a beauty blender most of the time but i have a lot of redness/acne so i sometimes use a brush for more coverage. Even when i use the blender(damp) it looks cakey. I will normally use the Kat Von D lock it tattoo foundation but it will cake so easily and its very noticeable. I have combo skin so i have matte and dewy foundations. I find that dewy looks abit more better but the coverage doesnt work because i dont want to look dewy if you can just see my acne/redness. Im thinking about going into sephora sometime this month and getting the Too Faced Born This Way foundation because it gives a nice finish and seems to not look cakey in the tutorials ive seen. So my questions are..Can anybody please suggest some tips on some primers or moisturizers that wont make my makeup look cakey. What are some foundations that give a more dewy look but with full coverage? Whats the best way to layer foundation for a more full coverage look without it caking? if u can help, thanks! 
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HALL OF FAMER trishavt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A good foundation for someone with your skin type is Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation. It provides medium to full coverage depending on the amo... see post
Make up for pale skin
I would really love some help.   I really would love to know what shade for my skin tone I need. Every time when I was at a photoshoot every time people use different products and I have no idea what shade or keep track. I would love to know what is a great recommended face primer, the whole list to contour my face. I am very pale lol. I call it the "phantom" skin tone. I swear I feel like you can see my veins lol.  I plan on going to the sephora store that open a while ago. Any advice would be great
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Fair complected gals here in Beauty Talk have provided their input and takes on many brands and shades available in many wonderful threads, check into some of the below ... see post
MAKE UP FOR EVER Duo Mat Powder Foundation??? Help!
  Can I use Make up forever duo mat powder foundation over the KVD FOUNDATION I just purchased?  Or is their another one that would be better suited?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lilshopper1,   I know many clients that layer this product over their foundation. Keep in mind that the Duo Mat is a foundation as well. Be mindful of how much yo... 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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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi CalynMichel,   I suggest Kenzoki's Lotus Caress to Moisturize Eyes.This product not only moisturizes it  helps prevent the appearance of dark circles.    I ... 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 lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Very true, "high definition" or silica-based powders (like MUFE's HD powder), is not meant for touch ups or constant reapplications. When too much silica powder is built... see post
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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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi njdragon,   Color 5.75 in GA Luminous Silk Foundation is a very close match to NARS Stromboli. Next time you're in store, try it out to see if it works for your u... 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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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Kenclareben!   How long or well a product may last on skin can depend on how well that specific item works on your skin type and what conditions it may be exposed ... see post
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
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
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
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
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
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