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mminnick
Hourglass Illusion warm ivory
I used the color IQ and the Hourglass Illusion skin tint says warm ivory. Can you describe that shade? It is the only shade of this product with no description.
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saini
foundation
can someonme plz tell me hw long the foundation last long? i got my foundation in August nd its a big bottle i dont use often too much do u think i can still use this fr more 6 months? i m usin KAT VAN D foundation i want to try HD makeup forever any advices?  
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If it's in a bottle with a pump, then it should last a year to a year and a half. There should be a symbol either on the bottle or the box that tells you how long it wil... see post
jesse1216
What color for bare minerals 2Y05
I match perfectly with BareMineral Bareskin #3 Linen and Cover FX 30 but when i looked for a pick for baremineral original foundation powder it was Medium Beige here. When I went to the bare mineral site it was Fairly Light. I know my skin is neutral more then yellow from all the past foundations I've tried. I was just wondering if I should purchase the Medium Beige this site picked for me or the Fairly Light picked by BareMinerals site?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY SAVANT TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Hi Jesse, here are the swatches. I cleaned my brushes and put on some primer, applied Fairly light to my left side cheeks (mild flushing still visible since I didn't RR)... see post
newhope
Gel Moisturizer for extremely oily/acne/scarred
I have really oily skin. It got worse when I moved from East Coast to California and it may be that California weather is so dry. I wake up in the morning my face is oil. I wash it and 1 hr later, my face is oil. I stopped using the oil sheets b/c i heard it can produce more. I have a ton of acne & scars at the moment. I'm deciding whether to start Accutane. If anyone has any opinions on it, please let me know. I am still learning what works best for my skin, but i really want to give up. I feel that I'm not doing something correctly and maybe Accutane can fix it? I have used neutrogena oil-free sensitive skin moisturizer before and it worked. The combination skin one made my face really oily. I use Murad skin perfecting lotion. It makes it feel non-greasy. This is my regimen right now. Please help me correct what I've been doing wrong: 1)cleanser: (dermatologist's personal brand contains 2% glycolic & 2% salicylic acid) & cetaphil daily facial cleanser (i heard cetaphil dries out skin...) 2) toner: Lancome clarifying exfoliating toner & BioSpecific rehydration toning water mist 3) apply my prescibed acne topicals 4) moisturizer: murad skin perfecting 5) spf 15 oil free sunscreen make up: -lancome regenergie lift makeup foundation - MAC mineralize skin finish natural (I use a sponge to apply. how often should i change it?) I want to try the gel moisturizers though. Any recommendations? Also I want to try the Shiseido Pureness balancing softener. I heard it will allow the moisturizer to go more deeply into the skin? Please advise me. Thank you   Also I might be moving back to the east coast, will my skin be affected by the weather so what if everything changes?
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annekevdb
HALL OF FAMER annekevdb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I had oily skin and cystic acne until I was 30. I tried all the topical stuff and it was not particularly effective. I took accutane - my recollection was that it was fo... see post
CCBaker10
Looking for the perfect nude lipstick.
emmohh
BEAUTY BOSS emmohh / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
May we know what your skin tone is in order to give you more personalized recommendations? see post
ashleenicoleex3
Face Serums
I have oily, acne prone, sensitive skin. I'm looking for a face serum that will work well with my skin type. Does anyone have any suggestions. Also in looking for a new moisturizer. I was looking at the Korres Pomegranate Balancing Gel-Cream Moisturizer. Had anyone tried it? What do you think about it?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Ashlee! what exactly are you looking to address with a serum? I recall from your past threads you mentioning have reactions to many brands; however, when inquired I... see post
Masuma
Good Toner for Dry Skin?! Help!!!
Hi, anyone and everyone   I'm currently using this toner from Mary Kay and I've been using this product for a year now, but it's almost done. I LOVE this toner. However, I'm branching into new skin care to see what else works. I was wondering which toner is really good for dry skin but pimple concerns every now and then. I don't have an acne prone skin, but they occasionally pop up and I want a product to complement that issue. Can I please get a good recommendation? I'm willing to try anything. Thank you!!!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Glad to hear it! :D see post
MellieA
Help. Kat Von d lock it shade recommended in store now appears orange. What to do?
Color iq came up 1y06. My bobbi brown current shade warm beige puts me at 2y06. The Kat Von d light 49 looked good in store (maybe even a shade too light) but has darkened in the hours since and some places actually appear orange. Is this what people call oxidizing? Is there a fix for it or am I going to have to try a completely different formula? Thanks. 
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MellieA
BEAUTY RESIDENT MellieA / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
Thank you Randee. I will try that. Can you suggest a primer that works well with the Kat Von D lock it tattoo foundation? I searched sephora.com for the Kat Von d primin... see post
EmilyMcGreevy
Best foundation for Oily Skin?
A little background: Skin: Oily Color: around ivory, i live in San Diego so the sun is always shining on the face. I do have acne, It hasnt been bad for the past 5 months until recently i switched up my cleaning routine, I am currently in the process of getting a clear face with my old products. My question is, What foundation do i use!? I have been a makeup lover forever and i know how to paint my face pretty darn well. But its always a hit and miss when it comes to foundation. Recently i went and picked up Makeup Forever Mat velvet + matifying foundation and i hate it. After an hour i feel like the foundation makes me oily. I use true match and that lasts at least 5 hours, so it has to be the foundation. The primer i use is the one from Hour Glass and i absolutely love it! I was looking at the new YSL foundation but its so expensive so i am trying to find a bit cheaper foundation before i fall in love with something that will break my bank every few months.....The foundation has to be full coverage. any suggestions please?!!  
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dancegirl21
SCENE QUEEN dancegirl21 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I recommend MUFE Mat Velvet and MUFE HD Foundation! see post
Masaya
Need a new mascara
My fav Lancome waterproof mascara failed me today when I went to raging waters. All the mascara smudged to the bottom of my eyes and looked horrible (I didnt notice until 2 hrs later). Can someone recommend me a "real" waterproof mascara that does not budge even with a makeup remover- thanks.
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kssweetheart
HALL OF FAMER kssweetheart / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think Sephora offers one too.....think I might have even ordered it.....but when? and where is it? I scare me. see post
Lowa1023
Best foundation for EXTREMELY OILY SKIN. HELP!
I have the most oiliest skin on earth.  Nothing seems to work for me.  Currently I am using Becca's Ever Matte Primer, followed with Tarte's 12 hour amazonian clay, with tarte concealer, and cover fx pressed powder to set and set it with the Urban Decay 12 hour all nighter setting spray.  By 11 am my skin is beginning to look greasy, and by 4 my makeup looks as if it is melting off my face.   I use Algenist pore minimizing moisturizer, Ole Heriksons Ultimate Eye lift cream and cleanse morning and night using my clarisonic mia 2 with philosophy purity.     I have tried smash box primers, make up forever matte foundation, kat von d's lock it foundation, smash box 12 hour foundation, basically it seems like everything!    What is a good remedy for this? I have rosacea, and need coverage because of my combination skin (extremely oily t zone, cheeks, but dry in certain areas).  I want a good foundation that can go the distance and not add to my already oily skin.  PLEASE HELP!!!  
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY PRO ballerinagrl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I agree with Randee, the first thing you need to do is re-think your cleansing routine. It sounds as though you're stripping your skin of oil with the Clarisonic, so it ... see post
SueBaBe66
Oily Eye area PLEASE HELP!!!!
Hey everyone i am in desperate need of help!!! I have oily eye area and no matter what i do my eye liner ends up in my under eye area even when i don't put eyeliner on my lower lash line, i have bought "smudge proof liner" water proof liner and mascara thinking that my mascara that i put on on my lower lashes rub off on my skin, i just don't know what to do any more, can someone please help me!!!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi SueBaBe66!   Investing in a good eyeshadow primer will make a huge difference. I love the NARS eyeshadow primer that has been already been mentioned but another o... see post
1anonymous1
Which Boscia?
I want to use a (or a few) Boscia skin cleaners/moisturizers, since I've heard great things about them from friends and reviews, but I don't know the differences between all the (cleansers etc.) products. What is best for a not-so-oily face? Do you have an opinion on any? Any answers are greatly appreciated, thank you.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi 1anonymous1,   Is your skin normal or is it dry? Are you looking for a moisturizer with an SPF or just a basic moisturizer? The more information you can provide m... see post
paint1face
YSL ink fusion warm honey vs cool honey
I tried a sample of the cool honey and it matched my skin. Problem cool honey is out of stock. The only option is warm honey right now. I need foundation asap. I need to know the difference between the warm and cool honey. Help
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi paint1face!   ivyxox is correct! Cool Honey and Warm Honey have a similar shade depth but Cool Honey has cooler undertone than Warm Honey. If the shade Cool Honey... see post
Masaya
Need a skincare+makeup item
Is there anything at sephora that is good for the skin + a makeup item
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Masaya!   One of my favorite BB Creams is REN's Satin Perfection BB Cream! This is a perfect 2-in-1 product. This is a silicone-free BB cream that leaves skin lo... see post
kimmydawn
Urban Decay Vice LTD
Can someone please tell me if the Vice LTD will become available for everyone at some point? Thanks!!!!!
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Gizeh
BEAUTY PRO Gizeh / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'm guessing extremely limited is around 1000 pieces, at least that's extremely limited in other products. see post
nonaming
Bumble and Bumble Super Rich
I'm 66 yrs. old....I have some gray. I've had my hair colored for years. My hair is thin.  I like a lustrous look and not dry. Would Bumble and Bumble Gentle Shampoo and Bumble and Bumble super rich conditioner be a good choice my hair. Hair color has high and low lights throughout and is shoulder length.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Nonaming,   I think that the Bumble and Bumble Gentle Shampoo and Super Rich would be a nice option for your hair. I've used the line for a long time and I highli... see post
NancieNano
pricing error on bare minerals customizable starter kit
went to purchase bare minerals customizable starter kit that includes choice of foundation for 49.00 for entire kit. Product states the price would adjust at checkout. However it only adjusted 14.00 so the total price for kit was over 60.00 not 49.00. Am I doing something wrong?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi NancieNano, Yes, the price of the kit without the foundation is $49. Then after you include your choice of foundation, the discount is applied to the entire total (... see post
fame94
Does Sephora still carry Laura Mercier "Mineral" foundation primer?
If Sephora doesn't carry the "Mineral" primer is there another primer that is close?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi fame94, We no longer carry the Laura Mercier Mineral Primer.  However I recommend the following primers that are enhanced with minerals.   Hourglass Veil Minera... see post
Marlenade
Products for near perfect skin??
I have battled severe acne for many years and I finally have it under control. However now I have hyper-pigmentation and some pretty deep acne scars. I have used Dr Brandt's exfoliator and it has been a miracle worker for the hyper-pigmentation, however I'm in search of a product or products that can help with the scarring. I also have a lot of overall redness, especially around the eyes. I guess just looking for something to help take care of the scarring and overall brightening. Anything suggestions are helpful! 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Marlenade!   I definitely agree with comeoneileen88! The Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Sleeping Facial has been a miracle product for me. It has been such... see post
jenna055
clarisonic making me breakout?!!!
So I used the clarisonic for about a month with the sensitive brush head and after two weeks of use developed pimples and bumps in place on my face I've never had them before. After there weeks I had more so I decided to purchase the delicate brush head after reading many good reviews. At this point I had weird itchy under the skin bumps. Almost like a rash. By week 4 I couldn't take it anymore so I stopped using the clarisonic. It's been about two days since then so when will my skin return back to normal? Has anyone else experienced this?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jenna055!   I am sorry for the adverse reactions you are having to the Clarisonic. How often are using it and w hat is your skin type like?   I did have a purging... see post
valval1
Color match for Nars?
Wanted to know what my matches would be for Nars' Sheer Glow and Sheer Matte because I was matched in store with Syracuse, but its too dark. Thanks.
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valval1
BEAUTY MAVEN valval1 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thanks for your recommendations it helps a lot! :) see post
SmoochiePebbs
Man with oily nose and dry under eye skin
My boyfriend has an oily nose and the skin under his eyes is getting a little bit damage with dark circles and fine lines, even dryness.  He is turning 50 and very concern about looking nice. What could you recommend? ...please help!  
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi SmoochiePebbs!   In terms of minimizing oiliness on your boyfriend's nose, I suggest he try Jack Black's All Day Oil-Control lotion. This lotion is a li ghtweight... see post
Marlenade
Setting powder that doesn't wash you out.
In search of a setting power that doesn't not wash you out. I am currently using dermablend white setting powder and it's great because  it leaves skin matte, however I notice that in pictures my face looks really pale and washed out. Any recommendations??
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khall206
IT GIRL khall206 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I have the same problem with setting powders. Tarte was the best of the bunch I tried. Then I tried Makeup Forever Fix & Mist and I LOVE IT!!! It doesn't leave a matte n... see post
fluffymuha
Can I use my Canadian Rouge card in the US?
I'm going to NC in two weeks and would like to pick a few items up. I'm wondering if there is any way to get points from those purchases?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Fluffymuha, Yes, the Beauty Insider program is valid in the US and Canada, and your card will work in both countries! :) -Laura see post
KJ1000
WHICH SHADE AM I IN MAKEUP FOREVER HD FOUNDATION? I'M NC42 IN MAC
melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KJ1000,   Based on the shade that you currently wear, I would recommend 128 Almond. This shade has slightly warmer undertones. You could also wear shade 140 Soft ... see post
caif
I need a face wash that can take off my eye makeup as well
Hi there -   I'm a huge consumer of mascara and eyeliner. I used to have a great face wash that could handle the chore of removing my eye makeup as well as clean my face, but it was discontinued.   I want one product - a face wash - that can do the trick. I don't want to use eye makeup remover after I wash my face.    Any thoughts?
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smp77
SCENE QUEEN smp77 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
purity from philosophy is hands down the best cleanser for removing eye make up and face makeup.  It's not very drying either.   see post
Loriane
what can i use for dark spots of acne
melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Loriane,   I recommend the Murad Post-Acne Spot Lightening Gel, it contains Hydroquinone which is an effective ingredient that lightens dark spots.   http://... see post
isadora
Clarins "Instant Smooth Foundation"
I'm looking for a foundation like Clarins "Instant Smooth Foundation" which isn't made anymore.  Anything similar out there?
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi isadora,    Did you want a full coverage foundation or something lighter? I'd suggest for a smoothing foundation that is lightweight and looks flawless on the ski... see post
Baxterae
Blackhead treatment for very sensitive skin?
I have oily skin, which is also very sensitive and dries out quickly, often leading to breakouts. I recently stopped all Acne/Blemish treatments and started using AmorePacific toner, cleanser and moisturiser to let my skin recover. It is much better (no breakouts for a month!), but I still have lots of blackheads and large pores. Is there a gentle serum or treatment that you could recommend? Thanks!
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Baxterae
Baxterae / RISING STAR / replied
Thanks Randee, I will definitely try those! see post