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Chanel....chanel...what am I missing....?
Oddly, today I finished the most recent Coco Chanel biography (amazing) and I also got a really weird email through my youtube that if I wanted a boy I should wear more Chanel scents and Guerlain makeup.  Crazy timing (and comment) right?  But I got to thinking...I used to wear Chanel scents and I used to wear even more of their makeup.  The latter I've recently gotten more into ..and the product can be excellent though not always.  So, if I want more boys, or just to buy the best of Chanel, what should I be buying (or is Guerlain a better bet)?
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HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
sounds like that email was slightly offensive, a little rude, and certainly off it's rocker.   THAT SAID !   coco noir ! mmmmmmm     and for that everyday li... see post
method
So yesterday I got a personal beauty consultant session and the artist helped me put on the makeup forever HD foundation with a beauty blender... I loved it, my make up stayed the whole day as opposed to touch ups throughout like how I normally do.  So this morning, I tried to apply the same thing with my beauty blender as close to how she did it for me...the results were different.   Anybody have tips for me on how to apply the MUFE?  I feel like even three pumps of it doesn't stick to my face or cover up the small redness areas on my cheeks as well as my artist did it for me yesterday.  Thanks
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BEAUTY BUFF yayurbandecay / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
yea, ive tried looking at tutorials, tried the fingers blending first,  and of course i have my beauty blender damp....  still does not have the same effect sigh :/ see post
concealer (undereye) and eye cream recs (read on please)
I got the ever popular NARS concealer when I went to Sephora awhile ago. I listened to the associate when she recommended this to me based on what I was looking for: great coverage, long lasting, and NO CREASING! The NARS was what she recommended. I am not impressed now. The coverage? Wonderful. The lasting and non creasing power? Disappointing for the price tag. I have to carry this w/ me to work and reapply so my dark circles don't completely come through. Am I asking too much for a concealer to completely cover, last, and not crease?    What are good eye creams to wear under concealer? 
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SPECIAL GUEST collegebrd / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Concealer wise I find that NARS is concentrated, which is one of the few good things about it so I don't need to apply maybe 3 small dots under my eye and blend with my ... see post
Lasting and natural foundation!
I am looking for a foundation that would last in the SUPER hot and humed climate of Costa Rica while looking natural and not paisty/cakey. Also, it ihas AWESOME ingredients. (I have super sensitive skin) Also, I already use Dr. Jart BB spf 45 for my sunscreen and primer. Any ideas team? 
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Help choosing a foundation
Dear beauty experts,   I have never invested in a high end foundation and I am trying to do so but am really unsure on which brand or type to try. I have normal skin, with an oily t-zone. My skin tends to react sensitively to some products (i,e, breakouts on my cheek or forehead) but generally my skin behaves and remains clear. I have issues with foundations accentuating my pores around my nose/cheeks.   I'm looking for a light-medium coverage foundation that will last all day, can be every-day, but will particularly serve me well for my sister's wedding. This includes humidity, photography, and a lot of running around.   I was considering MUFE HD or Face and Body but now I'm not so sure.   Any advice is welcome, my budget would be less than $50 I think.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
In addition to finding a good foundation formula, incorporating things like primers, concealer, and powder can all contribute to improved/prolonged wear and a more reali... see post
Beginner
I'm getting started with high end make up and tbh I don't know how to find a blush/foundation/contour for the dark skin tone that I have?  I'm Latina with deep colored skin
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Kathykai,   Like amrichar07 mentioned, Color IQ is a useful tool! Now, I don't mean to discredit it immediately, but it's not perfect and it won't give you a matc... see post
How do I contour for my face shape? ☺️I've been told my face round, oval, and in between?...
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Start with Sephora's pocket contour on a mobile device. You'll take a picture of yourself, system will tell you shape and where to contour on your actual face, and can s... see post
Shiseido sheer matifying spf 22, Clinique stay matte, or transluscent powder?
i have oily skin and I use Missha's bb cream in shade 21. However, my skin gets oily through the day around the forehead, chin, and nose. It also gets shiny so which of the two above is best? Do you recommend blotting paper. However, I think it's a waste of money to buy it if it is going to be used once everyday.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi junee15,   I think either of these products would be fine to use if you want to touch up during the day - although if you want to do frequent touch ups I would le... see post
I am looking for a concealer that COMPLETELY conceals dark circles
I am looking for a concealer that COMPLETELY conceals dark circles and doesn't crease. I haven't been able to find one for many years that doesn't crease and is very pigmented.   Caroline x
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi CarolineBC,   I suggest trying the Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer. A very small amount of this product will camouflage dark circles, dark spots, you name it!... see post
MUF matte Velvet color match to Marc Jacobs foundation?
 I wear make up forever mat velvet Shade 45 what shade in the new Mark Jacobs remarcable full cover foundation would be closest to the shade I wear and Makeup forever Matte Velvet  45
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Im dying to try this but impatiently waiting til it hits stores/ is in color iq. I have no idea what shade i would be, i think i matched 22 light in the genius gel see post
non comedogenic moisturizers
is the moisturizer Aqua Bomb by Belif non comedogenic? if not, which brand makes one
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
While the term "non-comedogenic" isn't used on its product page, Belif's Aqua Bomb does state this: What else you need to know: This product is dermatologist tested a... see post
Pressed Powder or face power for oily skin?
I love using this BB cream that I posted. However, my skin gets oily and shiny especially around the t-zone and other areas of my face. Which is long lasting and best to use? face powder or blotting powder? I need oil free. Thank you!    
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @junee15,   I agree with @preciousdreamsx. I'm not a huge fan of face powders but the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is one of my favorites. I've ... see post
Looking for a sheer mascara
Hi: My lashes are few and not very long, but I really value a "strictly natural" look. All the mascaras I try seem to add too much creamy-textured goop, which causes lashes to stick together and tends toward clumping. I want a sheer, thin, mascara that coats to the end, keeps lashes separated, and is less likely to dry out in the bottle, leading to clay-like deposits. Thin, sheer, latex-based, coating one lash at a time please. My ideal mascara would be: thin in texture, have a brush that separates lashes well while coating them to the end, and it would not drip. Less "clean-up" required both on my lashes (I have to go after excess mascara clumps with a q-tip and a dental tool to separate my lashes currently--this is time-consuming). The look I am after: natural, could be just "my lashes," no obvious mascara visible, never any lashes pretending to be thinker by sticking together, but glossy, coated and black from base to tip.
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SCENE QUEEN Scentnaturalist / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Thanks for that tip--I will check out BLINC mascara.   see post
Best oil free,matte pressed face powder or transluscent powder for oily skin? Which is best
I use an oil free BB cream but my skin gets shiny and oily throughout the day that I'll have to wipe my face with wet paper towel but the BB cream wears off. I just can't decide which to get. I need a oil free matte face powder. I don't if I should get a translucent powder or a matte powder. I would like to get it pressed so that I can carry it on the go.
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have very oily skin that I need to wear a silicon based primer even under tinted moisturizers and BB/CC creams. I set my complexion product with Nars Light reflecting ... see post
For a dry chapped cracked lips
for a really dry chapped cracked lips, which product would you recommend? I saw bite beauty 5nights fix for lips but its out of stock. Any product recommendations that really work?
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BEAUTY GURU studz / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I love Fresh's Sugar Lip Treatment in Clear. They also have a bunch of coloured ones if you'd like a tinted balm as well. I use it every night and sometimes during the d... see post
Skincare
Hello. I am looking for a new skin care product to try. Ive used bobbibrown skincare for 5 years now and they dont work on me anymore. I used clinique before that. Im allergic to SKII, shiseiodo, and Clarins. Are there any good skincare range i can try? I want good moisturizer and dark spot corrector.
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BEAUTY MAVEN zimmizim / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you all!  i decided to give jurlique a try :D see post
Foundation Help for an Oily Girl
Help! I have extremely oily skin, like you could probably fry an egg on my face. I also have a lot of acne and acne scarring. I need a full coverage foundation that will last all day but won't require many touch ups but also won't look cakey. I've tried many products but nothing seems to work. I moisturize and use a mattifying primer as well as a setting spray. Is there something I'm missing or a foundation I havent heard of? I'm okay with any price range I just don't want my makeup to melt off anymore
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BEAUTY GURU spotspotcat / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Which salicylic acid toner do you use?  I use the perricone md, but it is so expensive.  I'd be interested in trying another one.  see post
what's the difference between Smooth focus pressed powder and inviible pressed setting powder
HALL OF FAMER Sonny4President / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Smooth Focus Pressed power works around colour theory, since it has a slight mint tone to it, it will help hide any redness you may have. It supposedly has this ingr... see post
Foundation
I'm wondering what a good foundation for larger acne scars, which are a little faded would be?!
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BEAUTY BUFF Allyxbeauty / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hey Katie! I would try and go for the Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation. It is a beautiful high-pigment foundation that allows full coverage. Definitely something you would w... see post
My skin color is 3Y07. What would be my best match in lancôme cushion foundation?
BEAUTY BUFF Allyxbeauty / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I would put that skin color in the color IQ and then you might see a suggestion. I would go for the shade more toward the middle of all the shades there. see post
I am new to makeup. What products do you recommend?
 Normally,l I use Missha's BB cream in shade number 21 and eos lip balm when going out. I have oily skin like it glows in the t-zone area every time I take a pic. What OIL FREE make up products do you recommend for beginners like me? Do I have to wear lipstick in order to wear make up? Are there alternatives to lipstick that are light on lips? Does my photo look like I need heavy foundation etc. How can I look natural?   My skin tone is a light Asian yellow
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BEAUTY MAVEN junee15 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
i think I'll just stick to the one I'm using. Thank you though. I'm just looking to decide whether to get a oil free matte face powder or pressed powder see post
Becca Highlighter for Pale Person!
hey ladies, i need some opinions or personal experience. So I'm wanting to purchase a Becca shimmering skin perfecto highlight, but am unsure which color to get. Right now I'm considering moon stone because its apparently good for super pale people like myself, but it looks really silvery and white. Im really wanting like a glowy, golden light shimmer, so I'm not exactly sure what to do unsure emoticon any of you have them or have any ideas? Thanks
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IT GIRL LeahRoark / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I have pretty pale skin. (I'm Siberia in Nars for reference). I can wear both Moonstone and Champagne Pop, but Opal is FAR too dark for me. If you're only going to get o... see post
What is the best concealer for covring under eye circles
What is the best concealer for covring under eye circles? I have dark half moons from the coner of my eye to the middle of my eye. I use skyn eye cream and love it. I look tired. I am light blonde, blue eyed and have fair skin with rosie cheeks.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi stpattygirl,   lylysa has given you some excellent resources (as always! Thanks lylysa :) ). Depending on how dark or what color your under eye circles are you ma... see post
Redness around nose
Hi!   Can you recomment a product (either skincare or makeup) to help with redness around the nose, particularly undeneath the nostrils?  I have tried various concealers including MAC, ABH, MUFE, IT Cosmetics, etc but after a few hours, the redness comes back, especially in flash photography!   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Redness relief skincare: Clinique, Origins Mega Mushroom, Eucerin (drugstore).   Green will cancel red (opposite on color wheel). I like pur minerals green primer. Hav... see post
If I am an NC in MAC what shade would i be in Make Up For Ever Ultra ID foundation?
HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Looks like you forgot to type number with NC. If you include your NC number then may be someone with similar complexion can help you choose shade of MUFE foundation ... see post
sephora appointment
I made an appointment for this friday for a 90 minute session at sephora...  has anyone been to one of these beauty appointments before? If you can, i'd like to hear some of your experiences.   My main reason is that everytime I put on makeup, it looks okay for the first 30 minutes, but then in different lightnings and whatnot, it looks horrible.  Do I just walk in makeup free and let them work their magic? haha.    
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BEAUTY BUFF yayurbandecay / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I loved my appointment... the lady who helped me was very helpful and I loved the recommendations that she tried out on me.  Lovely service sephora has for free for roug... see post
Full coverage, lightweight feel
im looking for a full coverage foundation that dosent feel heavy. My skin is at times sensitive and can be prone to acne. I have combo skin and I wanted some advice before I spend a lot of coin thanks!
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BEAUTY PRO Daskala78 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hello! I have the same skin type as you (i.e., combo, prone to acne, sensitive). I've tried just about every foundation on the market, and my all-time favorite is Almay ... see post
If I wear N127 in MUFE HD foundation, what shade would I get in MUFE Face and Body makeup?
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi NachoMama,   I recommend trying Make Up For Ever's Face and Body Foundation in the shade Alabaster Beige 32. :)  see post
Help! Longtime skincare is leaving a huge, burning rash all over my face!
Hi ... I have dry and sensitive skin, and for some reason, I usually need to change up my skincare every 6-12 months. Since around the beginning of the year (I could be off a few months either way), I've been using Dior's Totale Capture line (face serum, eye serum, face cream and eye cream) as well as their Dreamskin (which I LOVE). I also use their gentle foaming wash and peony extract toner.    My house burned down in the middle of May -- everything is gone (we were heavily insured and it was ruled an accidental electrical fire) and I was the only one home at the time. I had smoke inhalation and minor burns to my face and neck (I would describe it as really moderate to severe sunburn-like). I used a travel set of Shishedo (which I've used before but it stopped working for me) for almost two months while we waited for an advance on the insurance money (a good two months). I went out and repurchased all the Dior skincare lost in the fire just recently. At first, I thought the burning and extreme redness was just an after affect from the burns, but it got more red and burned more each time. The last time I used it was yesterday, and I looked like I had a huge rosacea outbreak plus the measles! And it BURNS. It's been long enough that I realize it's the skincare that's causing all this (at night I wash my face with the gentle wash, use the gentle toner and then only use the serums and that's when I get the worst reaction so I know it's not a rogue makeup product and something I had used for quite a long time with no problem).   As I said earlier, I have dry and sensitive skin and am very fair (almost always the lightest shade of whatever I'm using). I can't use Perricone or Philosophy as I've also had reactions to that. When I was in a Sephora store buying the skincare, one of the women suggested using Glamglow for a masque because my skin was abnormally dry. She wiped a bit of one of their creams on the back of my hand and it instantly burned. I am allergic to seafood and both lines I was using with Perricone and Philosophy had marine extracts in it so it was surmised that was the problem.    Does anyone have any suggestions? I feel AWFUL that I'm going to have to return almost $1000 in skincare, especially skincare that I love. I need something quick. I need everything ... cleanser, serums, creams and I definitely would like something similar to Dreamskin. Help!
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BEAUTY BOSS Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Wait, I recommend the First Aid Beauty brand too, love their stuff!;D  see post
Palette for Mature Skin
My mom's birthday is coming up and I feel like her makeup routine could use an update. She's late 50's, has fair skin, blue eyes, and blond hair. I am looking for a face/eye palette that she could use daily but also have fun with. Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome, Denn! Hope she loves it! see post