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ilovpurses
Marc Jacobs Love and Lust - should I or shouldn't I?
I have about 1300 points and have been eyeing the MJ 1000 point perk for a while. I'm a little unsure about the colors suiting me. I'm NW20 in MAC, (1Y06 Sephora), blue eyes, fair skin, blonde hair. Will it end up making me look like a vampire?   As well, I tend to prefer lipsticks rather than glosses so that is a concern too. Does the gloss wear well over the lipstick or not really? When I think gloss I think MAC Lipglass which is OK to wear a dab over lipstick, but it's too sticky for me to wear by itself, and it lasts about 5 minutes on me.   What do you guys think? 
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I actually bought both the lipstick and the gloss instead of getting it for points; $65 dollars, vs. 1000 pts ($1k). I love the gloss. It's very pretty and can be worn t... see post
AllysJoy
Foundation that gives slight glow for oily skin
I am looking for a foundation to make my skin look amazing. I know that really depends on my preference but I would like some foundation recommendations. I have oily, acne prone skin and I currently use Makeup Forever HD foundation (177). The color is close but just a tad on the yellow side, but it's not something that I haven't been able to work with. My best color match is actually a drug store brand (loreal true match N8) but unfortunately it breaks me out...BAD!  I like the finish of the MUFE foundation, but I want something that gives me a little glow, but also something that doesn't make me too oily. Any suggestions?   I have tried NARS sheer glow and absolutely loved the finished, but it creased really bad and if I remember correctly, it broke me out some.
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BrennaBombshell
HALL OF FAMER BrennaBombshell / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I highly recommend Kevyn Aucoin Airbrush Foundation. I purchased it on a whim a few weeks ago and I loooove it! It gives such a dewy finish and doesn't break me out. I h... see post
petitelulu
EYESHADOWS
I HAVE GREEN EYES AND I ALWAYS BEEN RECOMENDED EYESHADOWS IN THE PURPLE OR BROWN FAMILY, ARE THEY ANY OTHER COLORS THAT COULD SUIT ME?
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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ilovpurses
Finally figured out I don't need a daytime moisturizer
I don't really have a question, just sharing this observation. My face produces oil at a crazy rate. Every day I would do my makeup and by 10:00 I'd be crazy oily. I buy those blotting films by the skid and use blot powder constantly.   I finally opted to try my serum and foundation without moisturizer and what a huge difference! And my moisturizer is an oil control lotion (from MAC) but it was still giving me an un-needed boost of moisture.   I tried a few primers but they didn't really help.   It's funny - we (or maybe just I lol) are so programmed to think we MUST use a moisturizer every morning, but clearly that isn't true. I do use an excellent serum (Estee Lauder Perfectionist) and foundation (Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint) and love them, so I am getting excellent skincare benefits from those. Maybe in the winter things will change, but I can't believe it took me so long to figure this out! 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Thanks for sharing your experience, ilovpurses! Something similar happened to me a few months ago, however, it was with facial cleanser! My skin was starting to break ou... see post
nanwar
makeup for mom
Hi My mom has normal to dry skin. But she sweats alot on her face and has large pores and discolorations on her cheeks and dark lids. I'm looking for a) a good primer for her pores...would benefit porefessional do the job? b) a full coverage concealer that hides her discolorations well ...I ordered tartes maracuja creasless concealer should I stick with it or go with another one? 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi nanwar,   Benefit Porefessional is a great primer for filling in large pores but I don't find that it controls oiliness very well. For a good primer that controls... see post
deechan
Holding a curl?
Hi, folks--   I have very thick hair that is slightly wavy that goes to about mid-back.  It will totally stay stick straight if I blow it out or use a flat iron.  But if I want to coax it in the other direction and get soft curls, they fall within an hour or two.  Short of dousing my hair with an entire can of hairspray, what other solutions are there?  I'd love to keep the look soft and with movement.  I typically use rollers, but sometimes a curling or flat iron.   Thanks in advance for your help!
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi deechan,    Another tip to add to the great ones you've already received is to start the curl in the middle/top of your hair and work your way down. A lot o... see post
fluffymuha
Awesome products out there to combat large pores on nose?
I enjoy my face pores. My nose pores - not so much.   I've always had a problem with them (mostly because I didn't know how to deal with them). I used to use those Biore strips, but then read that they are actually terrible and a big no-no.   I'm not looking for anything to cover them, I'm looking for a long-term solution to cleaning them out and shrinking them   Thanks for the help, you wonderful people!
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comeoneileen88
BEAUTY WHIZ comeoneileen88 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
The Glamglow mask is a good suggestion.  I definitely noticed that my pores looked better while I was using my deluxe sample of the white clearing mask.  I also really, ... see post
gginnnaaa
Eye Primer for Oily Eyelids???
Hi, I'm in need of a new eye primer. I have been using the Nars Pro Prime. It has been the best I've tried so far but recently it's starting to let me down. I don't know if it's the warmer weather or the eye shadow I'm using but every thing has been creasing, smudging, and/or fading by mid day. My eyelids are super oily, I never even put concealer on them because it never stays. I've already tried Urban Decay and have never liked that one. I've even used the hourglass face primer on my eyelids but that didn't help much either.  Can anyone recommend a good eye primer for me?  I would also prefer the eye primer to be paraben free. Thank you.
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redwagon44
BEAUTY MASTER redwagon44 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I have oily eyelids as well and until I used Too Faced Shadeow Insurance I thought creasing and smearing was just a part of wearing eyeshadow. It's not too pricey so it ... see post
HannahChitah
How should I keep the foundation from around my nose from rubbing off even after using primer?
I have a lot of redness around my nose, and no matter what foundation or primer I use, the foundation always seems to rub off around my nose. Yes, I rub my nose a lot because of allergies. But also I find that retouching my makeup that often is too troublesome. Whenever I rub my nose with a tissue, I see all the foundation/concealer around there rub off. This happens with any foundations that I use and it really bothers me!! Does anyone know why this is happening to me?? 
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi HannahChitah,    I agree that using a primer and setting spray (Kat Von D is my favorite) will work great to keep your makeup in place around the nose. I ha... see post
itslily
Any recommendations for a body balm/lotion to hide stretch marks/make skin look more even?
Hey guys,   Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a body balm or lotion that would help cover up stretch marks or make skin tone look more even? I'm a light medium tone.   I've already tried Matte body perfection gel by PERFEKT but I think it looked sort of orange on the skin. Didn't look too natural & really had to work it into the skin.
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY SAVANT ballerinagrl / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Oil really worked to erase my stretch marks, and it doesn't cost much. A lot of my friends use a Clarin's oil which does a similar job, but costs a... see post
brittsaysx
help with UD naked skin foundation
I got color matched and my number is 1R07 and im curious as to what the closest Urban Decay Naked Skin foundation was the closest. 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi brittsaysx,    I recommend trying Urban Decay's Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup in the shade 4.5. :)  see post
x3tiina
LAURA MERCIER SMOOTHE FLUIDE SHADE HELP!
  Help Please!! I got matched to Laura Mercier Smooth finish fluide in butterscotch. For the laura mercier foundation shade does warm mean yellow and cool mean pink? or is it the other way around? For reference I am a mac nc35.     Thanks Tina  
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi x3tiina!    Yes! When the shade is described as "warm" that means that there is more of a yellow/golden undertone to the foundation.  "Cool" also refers to more o... see post
selina0617
need brands for non-comedogenic liquid foundation asap please
I am using smashbox 15 hour studio skin liquid, but I didn't realize that non-acnegenic and non-comedogenic are not the same thing- and smashbox is only non-acnegenic which means it can still clog pores. I love the foundation, but I can't continue to use it. I am looking for medium or medium-full coverage, similar finish to my current foundation (im not sure what it is but gives me hydration), and I tried to search on sephora and filter non-comedogenic but its not even an option. HELP PLEASE my skin clogs so easily.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi selina0617!   I recommend trying Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Liquid Foundation SPF 15. This is a long-  lasting foundation powered by Amazonian c... see post
MakeupHustle1
Is the Too Faced Kabuki Brush and Teddy Bear 5piece brush worth having in makeup brushes set
I just need an expert advice and opinion on those brush are they worth having in my makeup brush set 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MakeupHustle1!   If you are looking for a brush set that is completely vegan, I do recommend the Too Faced Teddy Bear Hair 5 Piece Brush Set. I have had quite a f... see post
fatimamummy
Brunette or Ebony?
I bought ABH brow powder during the Rouge event, The SA who helped me suggested me to buy Chocolate, But in day light it looks red-ish on me,My hair and brows are Black and eyes are Brown and my skin colour is medium,,,Now what colour should I buy Brunette or Ebony? I don't want to buy wrong colour and go to exchange again.
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poemelyric
HALL OF FAMER poemelyric / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The same thing happened to me too... I had an SA recommend me Chocolate when my eyebrows are really dark brown.  She said that this season's "new big thing" is lighter e... see post
EPaden
Bumps
I wonder what the small bumps under my eyes are. What can be done- sensitive skin? Picture might be hard to tell.  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
At any point have they "surfaced" any more or do they always appear in the same state? Do they ever go away or worsen/increase in number? see post
ilovpurses
Help me with a nude/neutral lip color
I have about 50 lipsticks but hardly any are neutral. Every time I go to purchase one I come out with a bright color. Case in point - this weekend I purchased my first two Kat Von D lipsticks in Adora and Thin Lizzy.    The nudes/neutrals look so boring in comparison so I need help. The one I have and really love is Urban Decays Super Saturated in Naked.    I am am fair, blonde hair and blue eyes (MAC NW20 if that helps). Thanks. :-) 
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cutiecocolove
BEAUTY BOSS cutiecocolove / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
try the give me some lip set. the full size smashbox lipgloss is nude and the rest of the gloss/ lipsticks are fairly light and not too bold and bright and ect. see post
SophiaMaple
Can you get fee samples at sephora stores?
I wanted to try out the Este Lauder double wear foundation. Will Sephora give you a free sample of it?
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi SophiaMaple,    Just to echo what has already been said, yes you can go to a store and get a sample and also be matched to your best shade. :)  see post
dolphie
i have never really worn makeup but want to start. can you help
RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi dolphie!   I definitely agree with some of lylysa's suggestions. There are a ton of YouTube videos showing tutorials on how to apply makeup if you are a beginner.... see post
Cutikabookins
What makeup to use
For years I have only worn eyeliner and mascara for my makeup. I will occasionally use TruMatch powder foundation if I feel the need but I would like to branch out and use a non-powder foundation and also use more makeup in general (eyeshadow, blush, etc.). There is so much to choose from and I know what I want, I just don't know where to start.    I would like an everyday natural look but with a shimmery eyeshadow. I would say that I have medium fair skin and have blue eyes if that helps. Can you give any advice on where to start/what products you think would work that I could try? 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Cutikabookins,   I recommend investing in the original Naked palette from Urban Decay. This palette has a ton of neutral color eyeshadows that are very shimmery. ... see post
msfemme
I need a natural foundation that can cover my dark spots but not sit on top of pores and look fake
lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Depending on the size and the severity of the discoloration, you may want to address the areas with a concealer rather than a foundation on a whole.   If you're not ne... see post
ElaineLiv
looking for a foamy cleanser. any suggestions? :)
I've been using SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser for years and it's hands down the best face cleanser I have ever used!! It's foamy, milky, my face feels clean and fresh but not dry and it has a luxurious rose scent!!The only problem is it's kinda pricey here in the state (4.1 oz $75, it's usually around $62 in TW). My last bottle is almost out and I think It's about time to try something new. Please help me find a foamy cleanser that's non greasy yet wont dry out my skin and is gentle enough to use it with my clarisonic. thx (My skin is super sensitive and acne-prone.)
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My vote is for either First Aid Beauty's Facial Cleanser or Korres' Milk Proteins Foaming Cleanser, both are super delicate formulas that give that soft, foamy lather wi... see post
ElizabethGeee
Recent color match.
I was recently color matched using the Sephora color iq system. My number was 1r02, does this mean I have pink undertones? Also what do the last numbers at the end (02) mean?
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY BOSS blackunicorn / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
So if 01 (or is it 00?) is the fairest, what number would be the darkest shade? see post
carlacat
HELP bobbi brown foundation stick!
So I have my eye on the bobbi brown foundation stick because I believe it could make a good concealer (i dunno for sure), it comes in a variety of shades and it looks creamy enough to maybe work. The best that I have used and I am still currently using is the Laura Mercier duo concealer (the one that has two colors).   CAN ANY OF YOU LET ME KNOW? 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Make up can be very dependent off of each consumer's actual skin type so the degree of whether it'll look good or work well for your skin may ultimately have to come dow... see post
LThorsell
Hourglass packaging change?
Okay so I went into sephora today to purchase a large size of the hourglass mineral veil primer as I was given a sample and I LOVE IT! Im a bit confused though, when I looked on the sephora site it says it has an SPF 15 in it. At the store the girl said 'uh idk, it has never had one' when I asked why it didn't advertise that it had a built in SPF. When I got home I took my primer out of the packaging and was really baffled. They had a sticker over top of the package label..it still said 'Veil Mineral primer, oil free' but didn't have the broad spectrum 15 label that I had seen on so many bottles. So I peeled the sticker off and sure enough the packaging underneath said it has SPF 15. Does my primer have SPF or not? I wanted to buy this specifically for the SPF as I am already oily and I want extra protection. Please help!
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immichaeld
BEAUTY PRO immichaeld / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
This happened to me too way back whenI first got my Hourglass Primer! see post
geminieva
eyeliner still smudges with eye makeup primer
Hi - i need an expert's feedback on how to apply eyeliner on without it smudging.  I've tried applying primer such like Too Face's Shadow Insurance and Urban Decay's Primer Potion with eyeliners like Urban Decay 24/7, Nars Larger than Life, Bobbi Brown Gel liner, and Chanel Long-lasting eyeliner.  The primers didn't work on me.  My eyelids do get oily for some reason when my entire face is normal to dry.  What am i doing wrong or what am i not using correctly?  
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ashleynne
BEAUTY MASTER ashleynne / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
The way I do it now, I no longer have crease problems. I usually put on my concealer under and on my eyelid first. I then blend it in and take a little finishing powder ... see post
ninipo
i want to know what i could use as contour instead of nyx taupe, any suggestions? thank you
dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ninipo,    I LOVE the MUFE Sculpting kit and also have used their regular, standard matte eyeshadows as contour on smaller areas of the face like the nose.   ... see post
beonlinecustomer
Which shade of Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder is best for a 2Y08 skin tone?
laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi beonlinecustomer, According to the Color IQ, you are the shade Beige (medium to tan with warm undertones) in the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation... see post
Maddy948
Cakey Foundation is Ruining My Life!
Hello! So pretty recently my foundation has been acting up. Whenever I apply foundation I ALWAYS get this cakey, dry skin look. I do have dry skin but I always exfoliate and moisturize before I apply my foundation. That being said I also have acne. And normally that's where I find it cakes the most but I don't have acne all over my face, even where I have smooth skin I see that it's cakey.  The cakey makeup won't go away. It's also seems like you can see the peach fuzz on my face, it's so weird.   I use my Laura Mercier foundation with my Cover FX liquid foundation brush. I put on my NYX Pour Filler primer and put on my foundation. I truly put on a thin layer, a thin enough layer that I still see the redness from my acne (which I dislike but I'd rather have my acne showing than a full of cakey makeup.) After putting on my foundation I would normally set my face with a matte powder (which makes the cakey makeup look even more worse.) Add bronzer and blush (height of the cake.) I have no clue what to do anymore. I've tried different foundations, all the way to pricey top of the line ones, to drugstore ones. I've tried different ways of putting the foundation on, my fingers, a sponge, a brush. I've tried BB cream. Nothing is working. Can anyone please save me from this makeup nightmare? Thanks in advance!   
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calcutta
BEAUTY BOSS calcutta / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Like I said, I donno why she says its toxic, but just to be safe, I don't eat it by the spoonful :D see post
JerseyGrl26
bareMinerals
I have been using bareMinerals Tropical Radiance and cant seem to find it anywhere! Can you recommend another radiance color that would be comparable? Thank you!
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dianabt
dianabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JerseyGrl26,    I agree that Warm Radiance would be close- you may also want to try the Rose Radiance which is a bit of a pinky toned glow as well:   http://w... see post