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Live Beauty Chat with Benefit!
This chat is closed. It will open at 12 pm PST on 2/6/15.   Learn to grin and wear it with Benefit Global Beauty Authority Maggie Ford Danielson! Visit this thread on February 6 from 12­–1pm PST to live chat with the makeup expert herself. Ask her a beauty question, from how to define your brows to being your best BADgal self.   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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Lip Primer recommendation
I want a holy grail lip primer. I want one that is not drying (already suffering with dry lips and winter has barely begun). I want it to stop lipstick feathering and bleeding and lock in color so I'm not reapplying every hour.    I don't want it to be either slippery nor drying.    Is Guerlains Kiss Kiss worth a shot? 
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ilovepurses,   One of my favorite lip primers is the one by Too Faced. Every time I use this primer I find that I do not have to reapply my lipstick.gloss that of... see post
If I am an nw 20 in mac with red undertones what color of Giorgio Armani luminous silk should I get?
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi aaday,   I used to freelance for this brand many years ago and I think the shade that Randee and etscore1 recommended would be a great match for you! I also highl... see post
Brushes!?
I really need good brushes to invest in other then Mac! What do you guys think about the Make up forever brushes, sigma and real techniques ? which are better? 
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi SammyCR,   What kind of brush/brushes are you looking for? We have so many great quality brushes and sets available! see post
Live Skincare Chat with Fresh and GlamGlow!
    This chat is now closed. Thank you for your participation!    Transform your skin with high-performance ingredients that refresh the senses. Live chat with Fresh cofounders Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg and GLAMGLOW cofounders Glenn and Shannon Dellimore exclusively on BeautyTalk. Visit this thread on January 28 from 11am­–1pm PST to get skincare advice. Ask them anything, from how to solve your most pressing skincare issues to which of their cult favorites is right for you.   Fresh: 11am - 12pm PST GLAMGLOW: 12pm - 1pm PST    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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ggfounders BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
Thanks for the question grayreb! SUPERCLEANSE Daily Clearing Cleanser will help to keep skin balanced and matte. To maintain hydration after cleansing, apply THIRSTYMUD... see post
Skin Care Routine??
Im thinking its about time to start actually having a skin care routine and all.   Ive seen everyones mask posts and all but still... Not sure where to start so i was wondering what everyone else does?   I do have combo skin,  oily forehead and nose, dry cheeks   What does everyone use or recommned??    As well does anyone know where I could get samples of skin products so i dont get stuck with full bottles or packs.  
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi SimplyYulz,   You can pick up samples of any skincare items you want to try at any of our stores. What are your primary skincare concerns? What products are you c... see post
Cover FX Cream Foundation as Contour
So contouring isn't my strong suit, I've always just used bronzer.  I know Cover FX has a new contour kit but I kind of just want a darker shade in the foundation to use for my contour.   I wear shade N10, what shade should I get for contouring?  
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HALL OF FAMER IAmLadyLiterary / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks Nika!  That helps, I just love the formula and want to try contouring with it.   see post
Best Curling mascara
What is the best mascara for curling?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I have a couple of suggestions for you!   Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara - I think Dior mascara and other eyelash products are great, although they fall within the... see post
Sensitive skin & Smile lines
I have sensitive & normal to dry skin. I break out when my menstrual cycle comes around. I switch around moisturizers because if my skin won't like it, it'll let me know by breaking out as well. I also have smile lines I'd like to reduce appearance of. I know I can't get make them disappear unless I Botox. (which I'm not interested in.) Help?
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi nancyagness, We have a few products that you can use to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as hydrate your skin.  I recommend Dermadoctor Wr... see post
Blackhead and pore help
I am looking for a good product to help clear out blackheads and make the black spots not so noticeable. Any suggestions?
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BEAUTY MAVEN krisann20 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
My skin is combination. I have a slightly oily t-zone. I am looking for something to incorporate into my skincare routine. Thank you for the suggestion.   see post
What are some good products for acne that don't contain benzoyl peroxide?
I have some adult/onset hormonal acne with my combo skin (a few cystic gems)   I have used: Clinique Acne Solutions All Over Clearing Treatment Clean and Clear Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% BP Clean and Clear Persa gel 5% BP Life Brand 5% BP Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Gel (not BP, but didn't help me)   I'm pretty sure that I've developed a skin allergy to BP because every time I use it, I get major itchiness and redness, a clear outline to where it was applied but it also affects my eyelids, even though I steer clear of that area during application.   In the morning I'm currently using: La Roche Posay Toleriane Dermocleanser in the morning Ole Henriksen Vit C Collagen Booster Serum MD Solar Sciences SPF 50 Lancome Dual Finish Powder   Evenings: Ole Henriksen Red Tea Cleanser or FAB Cleanser Ole Henriksen Youth Activating Oil or Philosophy On a Clear Day BHA (alternating nights)   My routine is definitely open to suggestion. I'm hoping the experts on BT can have some ideas of good treatments that don't contain Benzoyl Peroxide that I can add to my routine and/or any changes to help minimize the acne.   Thanks for reading and your input is appreciated!
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BEAUTY PRO enbeige / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thanks for the advice Nika! see post
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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BEAUTY PRO shimmerbait / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Like you, I ordered when it was released Saturday night/Sunday morning.  My shipping confirmation came Tuesday, and tracking shows delivery is scheduled for tomorrow. see post
BM Complexion Rescue vs Dr. Jart Premium BB
I've been using Dr. Jart Premium BB cream for a couple of years but looking for a change.   Would this new BM product be a possible replacement? I don't need to wear moisturuzer with Dr. Jart and I am still looking for a BB cream that is one step. I do also like the coverage and moisture level of Dr. Jart. Any thoughts on how Complexion Rescue compares?  http://www.sephora.com/complexion-rescue-tinted-hy drating-gel-cream-P393356?skuId=1687920&shade_code ...
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hey jellybean! For you I'd say 01. The woman tried 02 on me and it seemed fine, and we both know you're paler than I am! ;)  One more thing, the 02 seemed a bit yellow o... see post
Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted vs Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream
I absolutely love the coverage of Laura Mercier's Oil Free tinted moisturizer in Sand, but after about a week of using it, I begin to break out. I think it's just too moisturizing for my oily skin, but I love the coverage of a tinted moisturizer--particularly of this particular product.   How do you think Peter Thomas Roth's CC cream stands up. Is it a good alternative? Is the coverage as good, but without the possible break-out factor?
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BEAUTY BUFF kelloua / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Is there any chance the breakout might have been a fluke and caused my something else?  I know everyone's skin is different but I'm acne-prone as well and I have always ... see post
Favorite Fragrances Similar to The One
Hi everyone! I thought I'd start a discussion on the best perfumes similar to Dolce & Gabbana's The One, and also just to see what your personal favorites are and what y'all recommend for a younger age group! (My favorite right now is D&G The One)
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi skk150,   Have you ever tried Dolce & Gabbana's Intense? In comparison to The One, Intense will smell woodier, stronger, and less like a "soft" floral. The One ha... see post
Best Naked palette for eye color?
My skintone is almost like light "Asian" yellow with brown eyes. Which Naked palette is best for neutral to smokey looks?the original naked or naked 2?  
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi junee15,   I have a similar skin tone and eye color, I agree with louistomlinson's suggestion - the Naked 2 palette is great and I use it very frequently! To be h... see post
What are all the steps and products recommended to clean my skin ?
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi BMG0321,    It really depends on your skin type and skin concerns- For the basics I recommend a good face cleanser, gentle toner, eye cream, face cream with SPF a... see post
Do we have American beauty rituals?
A recent thread on global (country specific but not US) got me thinking…do we have American beauty rituals?  Are our rituals more specific to family traditions passed down?  Is it perhaps the communal nature of our beauty rituals that's different (perhaps not…think of group baths or saunas elsewhere).   Thoughts anyone?  Thanks!
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I definitely agree with you on the tanning thing, jemly. I don't think it's as popular as it used to be! see post
UD Naked Concealer - which shade??
Hi everyone, I am planning on placing an order for my birthday. I am planning on getting the UD Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in the shade 1 (very fair bisque shade with soft warm undertones). I've recently tried this and it seems to be the perfect shade for me. But the question is, which shade of the Naked Skin Complete Coverage Concealer should I get that would work best with the foundation - Fair Neutral or Light Warm? I'm leaning more towards the Fair Neutral because I'm usually the lightest shade of anything. The only reason the Light Warm threw some doubt my way is because I have warm undertones/semi-yellow toned skin. What do you think I should go with?
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BEAUTY MAVEN Doakie / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
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Josie Maran Argan Milk
Has anyone else noticed that the packaging for the Josie Maran Argan Milk has changed? The bottle originally was clear. I really liked that I could tell how much product was left. The bottle that just came in my order is solid white. Also, the product itself is different. To me, at least. It was a creamy color and now is very white and more difficult to blend in. It's almost like a watered down SPF when I apply. Any thoughts?
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wonder if they discovered the ingredients were photosensitive so had to change their packaging yo an opaque bottle?  That would make sense.   I know argan milk seems ... see post
Becca Cosmetics
After watching Jaclyn Hill YouTube video on Becca Cosmetics I grew very curious about the line and would like to know some recommendations on what products should I get and what would complement my skin tone (I am a 1Y11 in Nars I'm a Tahoe) I like a foundation that's gives me moisture and medium coverage.
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BEAUTY MAVEN PopularMakeup / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I got the Shimmering Skin Perfector, Pressed and love it! You have to use just a bit, it is subtle and very beautiful. Will have to post a picture in the haul thread.  ... see post
Sephora Collection brush set for a beginner?
As a beginner, I got so much inspiration through beauty videos on youtube. What's the best best brush set for a beginner starting out make up? Also, are there any great ones that I can easily travel with?
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SPECIAL GUEST junee15 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you ! It's perfect! just what I was looking for!   see post
Which naked pallet is best for blue eyes?
Ladies, I am having the hardest time deciding which Naked pallet to buy to bring out my blue eyes. Please help. I plan on buying all three but which one do I start with?
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HALL OF FAMER katie1724 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I agree with this! I have blue eyes, too, and the original Naked palette is still my favorite. :) see post
Make up forever shade
I just purchased Make Up Forever HD Foundation in color 118...what shade in the Make up forever Pro Finish Powder foundation should i get to top it off?
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BEAUTY MASTER minibux / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
No problem at all! The whole idea is that you like the final outcome. Good luck!  see post
Help with locking in moisturizer for oily combo skin
I have combo acne prone skin. I am 41 yrs old with large pores and starting to get fine lines.  In winter I get dry rough patches.  I thought I'd seen something on sephora or sephora emails about products to help lock in your moisturizer especially at night but can't seem to find the information.  I would like a product that will hydrate my skin without making me break out.   If anyone can recall the products to help lock in moisturizer please let me know. Thanks
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BEAUTY PRO njattana / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
My recent find is the Nars Aqua Gel mask. I've recently started using retinol so my skin was very flaky but I am still acne prone so it was hard finding something that w... see post
Skin care
Hello! For the past two years I have been using either Murad (1 year) Clarifying Cleanser, and Peter Thomas Roth (1 year) Anti Aging Cleansing Gel. At first, I loved both products, but soon discovered that my blemishes had not really changed much month to month. My skin is dry and uneven, but around my menstrual cycle (and other random time during stress, etc), I tend to get small breakouts in my T-zone area, and even on my cheeks. A lot of my blemishes are white or skin toned in color, with no head. Just raised, skin toned bumps. I use the First Aid moisturizer line, under eye cream, and lip moisturizer and are really satisfied with those products for my dry skin. I desperately need advice on a good face wash/exfoliator that will work for my skin and help in keeping my skin as clear as possible.      Thank you Sephora!
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tmdietz / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you again Tay! I will definitely take all of your suggestions into consideration. I will update with my purchases soon. see post
not sure what color to get in NARS CREAMY CONCEALER i'm not good at color match
 i'm a light to medium in my eyes but my sister said I can do it by looking at my inner forearm veins, my veins are a blueish / green . so i'm not sure what color that would lead me too. so if anyone can help THANK YOU
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TaydeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Lizbethxoxo, I suggest the color  Custard. This is a great option for a  light to medium complexion.       Hope this helps! :) see post
Concealer for dark circles?!
I need a new concealer. I'm almost out of my Mac pro longwear concealer and I'm looking to try something different. I have the nars creamy concealer but I'm not totally in love with it. I have dark circles. My skin is on the drier side. I can't use anything super moisturizing because it creases under my eyes even after I set it. What are your suggestions?? Has anyone tried the Estée Lauder double wear concealer? Thanks!
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BEAUTY MASTER minibux / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Hi ambermariee!  I am sure you already know this...but just in case.  You should look for a salmon-colored concealer to cover just the dark circles. Many people over-c... see post
Beauty Plan
My wedding is next year and I'm in need of a new beauty plan. I need everything, a good face cleanser, face scrub, toner, moisturizer, spot treatment. Basically the whole nine yards, so I'm coming to the experts for advice. My skin dries out pretty easily and I don't like oily products. Other than that my skin is pretty normal. 
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Natty101 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you! I'm currently using an Olay's fresh effects facial cleanser and just recently ran out of my favorite moisturizer which was a DDF product, I also use GlamGlow'... see post
Foot Scrub
Hello Beauty Gurus,   I'm thinking of trying a foot scrub to help with my ridiculously dry feet, as I live in the desert in California. I'm looking at the Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish and Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub. Does anyone have any feedback on these as far as feet are concerned? Are they worth it? Or are there any others that will really get a lot of the dead skin off?   Thanks in advance!
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KhoasKara,   I have not tried the Soap and Glory Smoothie Breakfast Scrub however, I have tried the Fresh Sugar Polish. I felt that the Fresh Sugar granules were ... see post