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Daytime moisturizer for sensitive oily skin with frequent clogged/large pores
Hi all!!!   I want a daytime moisturizer that is gentle on my skin but that will improve it over time (not just coat it with silicones) and even my skin tone / decrease pore size / smooth the skin (and also will prep for makeup!).   I have oily skin with large pores and it does get sensitive at times.    This is my current routine:   Cleanser: either Algenist Gentle Cleanser or Philosophy Purity Gel Cleanser   Toner: day=Michael Todd Organics Antibacterial Algae Moisturizing Toner night= Michael Todd Organics AHA/BHA exfoliating toner   I CANNOT stand any moisturizer with sparkle too it... I wanted to love the Algenist Pore Refining Gel Moisturizer but there are freaking mica sparkles in it and they accentuate my pores ARGHH!   Please help!!!!   Also -- Is it OK to use moisturizers that contain oils on oily skin? Will they clog my pores? Sometimes I use Korres Rose Sleeping Facial at night and I feel like my skin drinks it uppppp but it's too heavy for a daytime moisturizer...    Any suggestions would be a huge help     xoxo.  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm looking up the products you're currently using, I'm not finding a AHA/BHA exfoliating toner on the Michael Todd site, do you mean the Lemon AHA/DMAE toner?   I wil... see post
mcsxo
How to apply Bare Minerals original foundation
Ok so I recently bought Bare Minerals original foundation...I figured it would be an easy foundation for days I don't feel like doing much. I put on a primer, liquid illuminator and a little bit of cream concealer then went to apply the foundation with the tarte airbrush finish brush (recommended by TiffanyD to use with this foundation) and it looked terrible! It went on patchy and clinged to dry spots that didn't exist before I put it on. I do have dry skin, but have learned to moisturize well before applying foundation. I feel like I made a crucial mistake somewhere along during the application because I know this is a very loved foundation by many people. Anyone have any ideas?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Which foundation primer formula from UD was it? The Pore Perfecting or the Brightening & Tightening?   see post
gimper
Iwear bareMinerals mediumbeige foundationpowderWhat color would I wear in the Pure Brightening Serum
lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
As Medium Beige is described as being a medium shade with neutral undertones, in the new Bare Skin liquid foundation, the shade Bare Natural holds the same shade descrip... see post
relr
what color is in the mia 2 winter set?
lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Is there a particular reason if needs to have that specific shade name?      see post
Lanbo
Am I overusing skincare products?
I am a 18 years old teenager with a combination skin type, and I am wondering if I have gone overboard with skincare. I clean my face with the clarisonic and cleanser twice a day and use exfoliating product once a week. Then I use a toner, essence, prepping lotion, radiant serum, hydrating serum, brightening serum, revitalizing serum, eye cream, and facial cream. As for mask, I put on cleansing mask, hydrating mask, brightening mask once a week in different days. If I get a breakout or small pimple, I would put on a layer of tea tree oil and 2% salicylic acid product on the infected site after I am finished with my routine. So, I am using too many skincare products? 
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY PRO ballerinagrl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hi Lanbo,   Please add in a facial sunscreen SPF 50, and wear it even on gray days. In truth this is the most important ingredient of a skincare routine at any age, an... see post
khworsham
Best primer for large pores & slightly oily skin?
I have very large pores around my nose/t-zone, and I am in desperate search for a primer to cover them! I also tend to have a little bit of oily skin in that area as well, so I need the primer to last all day. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Khworsham!   Check out the many recommendations in the below thread which came from another user looking to tackle enlarged/visible pores and oil. There are many f... 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
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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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi saini,   I agree with Andy. If you want something a little bit more lightweight for your wedding, you may want to try Make Up For Ever's 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
morgangrace
I need help picking a foundation shade!
I am really wanting to try Dior star foundation but not sure what a good color will be for me! Please help.  I am shade  360 bisque in Lancôme teint idole ultra 24h foundation   BD 55 warm praline in YSL fusion ink foundation  and NW 35 in MAC 
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
According to color iq, YSL BD 55 should be a match to Lancome 230 buff :) If you skin is closer to YSL BD 55, go for Dior Star 031 sand (I used the shade from Dior nude... see post
CCBaker10
Looking for the perfect nude lipstick.
RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi CCBaker10! I have that one person's perfect nude lipstick may not be another person's perfect nude lipstick. There are so many nude lipsticks on the market. Your ... 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
What are you looking to address in regards to incorporating a serum?   In your previous foundation thread I recall you mentioning you had found a skin care line suitab... see post
PreetGill
Shade YSL
I use NC 40 and NC 42 in MAC. I use MUFE HD 153 (which still seems a little dark). I need to know what shade in YSL Fusion Ink would best suit me. I hate foundations that have a pink-ish tint to them as my skin is more on the yellow side.
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emmohh
BEAUTY BOSS emmohh / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Adding on to what talinder said I'm an NC42-NC43 and I use 153 in the HD foundation. You'll want to try 128 as it's bettter for people who are NC42 but lean toward NC40.... 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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mcsxo
SCENE QUEEN mcsxo / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Purity by Philosophy for sure! I also really like the Fresh Soy face cleanser. Both great for eye make up removal! see post
ashleenicoleex3
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
I'm looking for the shade that would match me best in the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation. I'm NW20 in the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation, N1 in the MAC Face & Body Foundation, 3.0 in the Urban Decay Naked Sin Foundation and 30 in the Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet +. Does anyone have any idea or suggestion on what shade I would be?
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Askenjuri
BEAUTY BOSS Askenjuri / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I wear MAC NW20 and I'm a big fan of NARS makeup.  I find that the shades Mont Blanc and Deauville work well on me.  I usually end up wearing Deauville.  In the NARS tin... see post
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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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mminnick,   The Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint in the shade Warm Ivory is for light to medium skintones with a neutral to yellow undertone. I hope this h... 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
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
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
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
sephoraadmin2
Chat live with Jerrod from Too Faced!
This chat is now closed.   Learn to own your pretty! Here’s your chance to mingle with Too Faced cofounder Jerrod Blandino. Visit this thread on September 9 from 12­–1pm to chat live with the bronzing master himself. Ask him a beauty question, from how to get your best summer glow to the secret to fluttery lashes that are “Better Than Sex.”   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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PinkEctasy
BEAUTY MAVEN PinkEctasy / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
oh gosh i love that!!! so cute! but i totally get the stress of running out, i love your products and suffer from fear of running out! xo thanks so much for answering, 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 CELEB MellieA / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / 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
SIGHTSEER dancegirl21 / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
I recommend MUFE Mat Velvet and MUFE HD Foundation! see post
penelopepuffman
dior addict lip glow in coral back in stock?
Was this always in stock?   http://www.sephora.com/dior-addict-lip-glow-P23681 6?skuId=1572916   I couldve sworn i looked for it a few months ago with no avail...Just made an order for it!
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etscore1
HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Scroll down like 10 posts... all these questions have been answered. see post
KhaosKara
Dior Capture Totale One Essential - Thoughts?
One of my friends swears by Dior Capture Totale One Essential. She says it completely changed her skin and made her fine lines and wrinkles disappear.    I've read several reviews, and people either think it's life-changing or they think it's a waste of money. One reviewer who loved it said she stopped using it because it has alcohol in it and alcohol's bad for your skin. (On a side note: What does alcohol do to your skin? I'm a newbie and have no clue!)   I'm thinking about giving it a shot for myself and also for my mom for Christmas. Since it is so pricey, what do you all think about it?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you so much, BallerinaGrl! When I got more involved in the beauty realm years back I had friends that would ask if I ever considered going into dermatology or skin... 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
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
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
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