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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
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 BOSS Kate418 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hi, reinah,   My recommendation to you is to use a BeautyBlender to apply your foundation, and then coat your beauty blender in a few pumps of moisturizer, then contin... 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
Oil blend vs 100% single oils (Argan in particular)
So for the past couple of years I've been using the 100% Argan oil daily and my skin loves it!  I started with Argan when my skin got increasingly sensitive because I knew Argan was one of the top ways to get your skin to absorb maximum quantities of Vitamin E, which had historically be a great healer for my skin.  Now my skin is still very sensitive, but is willing to tolerate some other products so I have been wondering about whether it made sense to either replace Argan oil entirely with a blended oil in my regime, or use a different oil in connection with it to get maximum benefits.  Other than being sensitive (and allergic to almonds), my skin tends to be a bit dry, particularly during the height of summer and winter when central air systems blast, but not so dry the rest of the time that I'd classify it as truly dry.  I'm also in my thirties and although I've aged well, most women in my family don't so I'd love to maximize my anti-aging benefits.   I'd wondered about adding something like Sunday Riley's Juno, Algenists' oil, marula oil, Kate Somerville's Dilo, Nude's oils, or one of the other options that people with sensitive skin love.  Any suggestions or thoughts???
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Neem is also on the sites I recommend below. A lot of the mixed oils add coloring or fragrance.  And any one essential oil (and I love essential oils) can irritate sens... see post
YSL Touche Eclat Reformula AKA Now What Do I Do?
...other than throw myself off a bridge. I mean seriously this was my holy grail foundation. There hasn't been anything else like it on the market. So, I need a little help here before I go back to the store.    What I need advice on is for a foundation that will give me the same type of coverage, hydration, and staying power. I have Rosacea and dry, sensitive skin. Clearly, price doesn't impact my decision here in any way.    Thanks for the advice! Signed, Foundationless in Oakland
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***DOSE OF COLORS INQUIRY
Hi, I was wondering if anyone in Canada has ordered any products from Dose of colors and knows if they charge you extra fees at your front door, I had a bad experience with unpronounced door fees with ABH before and don't want to go through it again(its ridiculous that if u buy from ABH in Canada the shipping is already like $30 cad and then they charged me $25 at my door😡😡). I'd really like to  get my paws on some of Dose of Colors products And would really like to know your experiences  purchasing from them, plsss I'm dying over herrrer 😰😰😰😰   
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chopsu / NEWCOMER / replied
I know its not the company, I just would prefer to not have to pay any extra fees except shipling. HA home girl over here ain't got that kinda moneyyyyy, ya know what I ... see post
Are Guerlain blush duo and Kiss Kiss lipsticks gluten free?
I need to know if Guerlain makes gluten free products, in particular, Kiss Kiss lipstick and Blush duo.  
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twilightr0se / NEWCOMER / replied
It doesn't matter if it can't be absorbed, if you are allergic to gluten, and you put it on your skin, you will react. Not to mention it is impossible to avoid ingesting... 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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BEAUTY PRO breyannaxo / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Sometimes when I have this problem, I find that exfoliating really helps! I had dry patches that no matter what I did, wouldn't go away. My foundation clung to them and ... 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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Face and Lips reccomendation?
I need some good all around recommendations for face and lips. I'm very pale was wondering if anyone knew any foundation and bronzers that would look well on me? Also, I'm looking for a good lip color, because I never know what will match my skin tone. Any brand and color recommendations? Thanks!
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BEAUTY PRO ncip / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Bronzer wise, I've got coloring similar to what yours appears to be in this pic and I've loved both Chanel's bronzers (on years when they have one with a highlight & a l... see post
what is the best concealer for over 50 women that hides dark circles and bags?
I am 53 and have dark circles with bags under my eye and want to know what is the best concealer out there?
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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Icherry63,   Without knowing your skin type (oily, dry, sensitive, etc.) it can be a bit difficult to make personalized recommendations, but I'll do my best.   ... see post
Rosy tone foundation on my yellow toned skin eeek
Hi I received a very rosy toned foundation in one of my monthly subscription bags and I was just wondering if there was a way to mix anything in it to make it match my skin tone more which is very yellow toned please help
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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Cobby44,   I'd recommend either the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops or the MUFE Chromatic Mix – Water Base which are both liquid pigments designed to add to foundatio... see post
can't seem to decide on a foundation! help!
I'm facing some problems with dry skin. I'm usually pretty oily, but lately that's not been the case. I might develop slight oil in my tzone as the day goes on, but mostly I'm dealing with a lot of dry skin patches and flaking.    I switched my skin care regimen per my local spa, using an exfoliator a few times a week, as well as the first aid ultra repair cream, and the light argan oil in the morning. Seems to really help the foundation go on, but some foundations still manage to cling to my dry skin.   So onto the question. I've tried bobbi brown foundation stick, I did love this. It held up really well just wasn't so fond of the price for the amount of product I'm getting. I tried makeup forever mat velvet and while I loved the coverage and the smooth look, it dried me out even more. I tried the too faced born this way, and it did a good job as far as not clinging to dry skin, but the coverage wasn't as full as I would really prefer.    I love how the kat von d looks on people, but any advice as to how that works on dry skin? I'm hoping once it warms up, I won't have the dry skin issue. But I'm open to any advice on good foundations.    Also. If I try the kat von d, does anyone know how shades compare? I'm shade beige in the bobbi brown foundation stick. Not sure what the closest kat von d color would be.   Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, mgraves12!  Bobbi Brown foundation stick in beige has a Color IQ of 2Y03.  The KVD foundation is all around the Color IQ, but nothing really comes that close:   Li... see post
foundation for teen daughter
My daughter likes the way Perricone MD no foundation foundation feels on her skin but I'm wondering if there is something similar that would be better for her breakout prone skin?
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BEAUTY CELEB angelsmiln / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
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Individual Makeup Brush Pouch
I am always on the go so I carry 3 makeup brushes with me in a small pouch in my purse. I absolutely hate it when makeup from my brushes gets onto my makeup bag and all over my other products. I am wondering if there are any individual 1-3 brush cases that can fit into my small make-up bag that I could get?   Thanks in advance,   Jane  
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BEAUTY WHIZ WaterlilyKari / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Another idea is repurposing a pen/pencil/brush holder intended for artists to tote their favorite tools around with. I have no idea how big or small your brushes are, or... see post
FOUNDATION HELP
Hi! I am looking for a foundation. Since I am on prescribed acne cream my cheeks are SUPER dry but my t-zone is super oily. Currently I am using makeup forever Ultra HD but it clings to my dry patches. Any suggestions?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Dari2124, Any makeup will catch on dry areas.  Does your doctor have you using anything to hydrate? What is your daily skincare regimen? see post
Acne prone skin & Face primers
Hello! I am looking for a face primer for extremely acne prone skin. I have tried bare minerals prime time and believe it has broken me out terribly. Any suggestions/advice?
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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Kalyn112,   If your skin is super acne-prone, I would definitely a primer with some form of blemish control. The Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer - Blemish ... 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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HALL OF FAMER nycmle / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you're interested in Bare Minerals, they do make a liquid foundation... I haven't used it myself, but it seems to have mixed reviews for people with dry skin. I'd rec... see post
What Happened to Kat Von D Metal Crush in Thunderstruck
It isn't even being shown as a shade anymore on the site. Has it been discontinued? 
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HALL OF FAMER VioletLavender / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Danee!   I was wondering if you (or any BT Mod) had any updated info on this?  Thunderstruck is now listed as out of stock with an option for restock notification. ... 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 ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
blotting powder shouldn't give you a white cast unless it contains a lot of silica and you apply generously. It is good to set the makeup with a final dust of setting/fi... see post
Skin Type How To
How do I accurately determine which skin type I have?
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
^ this. Or even just washing with water, no cleanser and don't apply any products, then feel your skin again after 5-10 minutes and ask yoursself the question above. see post
Eye makeup and lipstick like Sasha. Please see picure below and let me know how i can mirror her eyeshadow and lipstick. Thank you
Jenna1975 / NEWCOMER / replied
Stephanie, thank you so much for reaching out to me.  Thank you so much for the information!  Thank you see post
Moisturizer help:)
I need a good moisturizer to go Under my makeup that will soak into my face...help
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BEAUTY GURU spadersgirl / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Is the problem that your current one is too emollient/wet? All my moisturizers go well under makeup but then again I have dry skin. If I had to recommend one, I would re... see post
Difference between BB or CC cream?
I keep my makeup very simple with just bb cream, tarte stick concealer and lip balm and gloss. I've been using BB cream (Misshia) for 4 years now but I've learned there's also CC cream. What is the difference between these two and which one will work best for oily skin? I have oily skin and acne (occasionally) and I am looking to purchase a cushion compact because I am tired of blending BB cream on my  skin with my fingers but  I don't know whether to get a BB cushion or CC cushion. It takes forever. Also, I do not plan on purchasing a brush to blend it in because I want something that is compact and light  to travel with and feel a cushion is best since it comes with a puff.
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HALL OF FAMER annec322 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Traditionally, BB is a beauty balm.  It is supposed to be a combination of foundation and ingredients that improve your skin.  CC is for color correction with less empha... see post
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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BEAUTY MASTER BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
NUDESTIX Love is Louder Lip + Cheek Pencil in Kiss or Love http://www.sephora.com/love-is-louder-lip-cheek-pencil-P407080?skuId=1783786 see post
Looking for a natural skincare regime for anti aging and acne combine?
BEAUTY PRO ncip / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I don't know about 100% from the same line because I haven't tried their cleansers yet, but Drunk Elephant has a great anti-aging set that you might like.   Their nigh... see post
Is Kat Von D non comedogenic?
Help Please is Kat Von D foundation non-comedogenic?  I break out easily and this is what I need.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Lilshopper1!   While it's formulated without synthetic fragrances or parabens, the product page and on Kat Von D's website don't detail out whether or not the form... see post
What are some red lip for fair skin yellow undertones. Brunette. Brown eyes
BEAUTY BOSS JennBeth / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'm convinced that Urban Decay F-Bomb looks absolutely amazing on everyone, as does Bite Pomegranate.  You could probably also pull off any of the Besame reds that struc... see post
There are several red scars left by acenes. I wonder what product should i turn to for quickly removing these terrible marks?
IT GIRL Adorabellas / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I feel like I've tried a million acid toners/peels but if you have the money then kate sommerville retasphere micropeel. I have red spots from picking acne and old hyper... see post
Buy or DIY BB cushion?
I have oily skin and I love using my oil free BB cream. However, after using it for 4 years now I'm tired and annoyed from applying it with my fingers. After months of research, I've learned that BB cushions are the trend in Korea right now. I believe I've found the answer to my problem. The thing I want to know is which better to do so? Buy a cushion that comes with a refill or buy a cheap cushion case and make my own? If you said buy, I planned on getting the Laneige pore control bb cushion but it costs $ 34. Wouldn't it cost more to buy the ingredients to make it?  My other plan was to buy the Laneige cushion and also buy  a small Make Up Forever primer for oily skin. Please give some great suggestions. Thanks.
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BEAUTY MASTER BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Another thing you may way to consider is using a brush. I have the BareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush. It has a little well in it to put a few drops of your foundation o... see post