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Hi i am 17, i am battling acne mostly on my cheeks.
I am 17 and I am currently battling acne, the breakouts usually occur on my cheeks and I've been using Tretinoin Cream to treat it. However I still have a lot of blemishes and I fear scarring like crazy, so is there anything that i can use on my oily combination skin?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
How long have you been using the Tretinoin? Since this is a prescription based item, I would suggest speaking with the skin care professional that prescribed this to you... see post
D&G luminous liquid foundation
HEY LADIES, I USE DIORSKIN NUDE SHADE 030! CAN YOU HELPME WITH SHADES OF D&G luminous liquid foundation? 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MariKos,   I think the best shade for you in the Dolce and Gabbana Luminous Liquid Foundation would be the shade Caramel 110. I recommend going into the store to ... see post
Raccoon Eyes
My mascara ALWAYS rubs off of my lower lashes and onto the skin below my eyes and creates a "raccoon eye" effect...not cute. Any tips to keep this from happening?
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BEAUTY WHIZ k617 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I second this recommendation! I use the Anastasia and it is awesome! I have not had any mascara give me raccoon eyes since using this, and usually most non-waterproof or... see post
Giorgio Armani
Hi ! I have dry skin, and NARS luminous weightless foundation makes my skin even drier and leathery so I wanted to try Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk Foundation but I don't know what shade to purchase. In NARS I'm Benares, Dark 3. Please help, thank you !
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Beautybomb94,   I would recommend  11.5 in the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation! However, I would definitely suggesting trying the shade in store if you ge... see post
LASHFOOD BROWFOOD Tinted Brow Enhancing Gelfix
Has anyone tried this yet? I noticed its finally back in stock and am deciding which shade to choose, between dark blonde and brunette. I need something warm toned, im currently using the brunette gel in ABH but i find the wand too big, and messy. I want something to lighten my brows on days when i don't feel like doing them or to add onto powder
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HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
sure that would be great. Do you/ have you used the ABH ones before? see post
Anti wrinkle/ line face primer
Hello,   can anyone help,  I'm 42 and have sundamaged skin but more importantly lines and wrinkles.  I'm looking for a great primer to mask some of the wrinkles and fine lines and stop my foundation from finding those wrinkles and making them more obvious. There are so many primers, I'm lost.
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clairebear3 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you so much for bothe of your replies, have tried the Laura mercier and love the product, but as you say it's more for the application of the foundation rather tha... see post
lancome effacernes vs. make up forever lift concealer
lancome effacernes vs. make up forever lift concealer: I'm fair skinned, and at 22 I have very puffy, dark under eye circles thanks to genetics and terrible allergies. Which of these would work best? if you have other suggestions that work for my type of under eye leave them here too please! 
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Julree92 / NEWCOMER / replied
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Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Highlighter Color Match
Hello,    I have been trying to find a highlighter that is more of a matte and not a shimmer and I have read some very good reviews about Yves Saint Laurent  TOUCHE ÉCLAT - Radiant Touch. I was wondering what shade to purchase. Please help! My current foundation is  tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage in light-neutral and my color match is #2Y05. I am a light medium with warm/neutral undertones and if possible prefer to stay away from anything that is too yellow in color. I was looking at color 2.5 but I'm concerned that might be too dark to be used as a highlighter not a concealer. 
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Nope, I haven't tried any highlighter/concealer pens beyond those 3. Also, remember to look at amount as well as price, instead of just the price by itself. YSL is more ... see post
Dark Edges Around My Eyes
Hey, I have really bad dark edges around me eyes not dark circles. I can't seem to conceal them; I try using a lot of concealer, but during the day it comes off and I look like a panda. I need advice. Please HELP! Thanks
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BEAUTY PRO ElleW2005 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hi there!   With your concealer do you set it with a brightening powder? I find that concealer is best when used in moderation so using "a lot of concealer" may be cau... see post
Foundation question
Hi!!! I have a combination skin. My skin does break out and has a lot of blemishes, so that's why I always want to find a good foundation with medium to full coverage and does not cause break out. However it is so hard to find a right foundation or any primer for my skin. I have tried a lot of different foundations and my skin always gets super oily after two to three hours, which normally my skin is not oily at all. I am currently using the Estee Lauder- Double Wear, Dolge&Gabbana- the perfect luminous, and Chanel-perfect lumiere. Sadly, they all make me greasy  There is only one time when I had a Chanel's makeup artist did my face foundation, it looked flawless and matt for the whole day. Unfortunately, I cannot do it by myself. I try to keep my base minimal by only applying the moisturizer and sometimes Hourglass primer before the foundation to avoid heavy greasy stuff on my face. So do you have any suggestion?   
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Duyen,   It sounds like you need to invest in a good primer to help control the oiliness you are experiencing. One of the best primers I have tried for oil contro... see post
Your Skincare Routine
Hey ladies, I was just going through the skincare products and really wanted to see what your thoughts were on certain products so I thought I'd start a questionnaire type thing because I'm hunting for new skincare products and wanted to know what others use/works.   What is your skin type?   Morning Routine:    What is your favorite everyday cleanser? What do you cleanse with on acne/oily or dry days? What do you use to exfoliate?   Do you use a toner? Which one is your HG?   What has been your favorite serum? What serum have you tried that you would like to get or recommend for others?   Oil-free or oil moisturizer? What moisturizer do you use?    SPF, yes or no? If yes, which one do you use or is it in your moisturizer?   Nighttime Routine:   What do you use to remove makeup? Do you use any oils or balm cleansers? What do you use to cleanse your face after makeup removal or on days of no makeup?   What is your favorite mask for the following: Hydration? Exfoliation? Soothing?   What toner do you use in the evening?   Do you use a heavy duty treatment serum? Do you switch up your evening serums?   What is your favorite night cream?   ----   I know some people won't have answers to all the categories but I figured this is a good way of getting a lot of my questions answers (and I'm sure others' as well).   I would really appreciate your answers!
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HALL OF FAMER dolceloure / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Re: moisturizers -- off the top of my head, the few that come to mind are Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation (light -- perfect for most of the year), Clinique Moisture S... see post
can someone explain how to use Stila's new "Shape & Shade Custom Contour Duo"
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mommy213,    I highly recommend trying Stila's Shape & Shade Contour Brush with this palette.If you are new to contouring, I highly recommend checking out some ba... see post
Need Shade in Nars Tinted Moisturizer
I wear camel/caramel med. 28 in Sephora perfecting makeup, as well as Punjab in Nars sheer glow foundation. In Bare Essentials original foundation I wear golden medium. Can you help me ding my match in the Nars tinted moisturizer and concealer from Nara?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi BlueBabe14,   I think the best shade for you in the NARS Tinted Moisturizer would be the shade Alaska. I wear the shade Punjab in NARS Sheer Glow and Alaska is a ... see post
tarte's BB creams
What is the difference in tarte's Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen and tarte's BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen? Which one is a lighter coterage? Do you recommend one? Is one better for oily skin than the other?
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hmmm, I just read through the thread that TrysBeautyItems posted. FWIW, I have dry skin and I use the Primer without any issues. Actually, it's one of my favorites and o... see post
Which NARS sheer glow foundation can I use as a redhead with fair skin and freckles?
Which NARS sheer glow foundation and concealer & powder should I use as a redhead with fair skin and freckles? Which can also be used for fotoshoots.
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FoxyBB / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi Nika,   Thank you so much for your broad answer. Unfortanetly there is no Sephora in The Netherlands to check my skin tones. If there would be one in Belgium or G... see post
I can't find the Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit, where can I get it now?
I want to find the Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit, but I can't find it anywhere, where can I get it now? 
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LindsayKT / NEWCOMER / replied
Macy's carries the light and medium. The Smashbox sticks that Sephora carries are also amazing! see post
what shade would i be in nars creamy concealer if i wear a G Light in color|fx concealer
i got the color custard but i haven't tried it but i think its a little too dark because i like a really bright under eye, any suggestions? i have golden undertones so I'm not really sure...
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi nanc127,   Is there a reason you want to switch away from the Color FX concealer or are you just looking to try something new? If you have the Custard shade in NA... see post
I am wanting to try Becca Shimmering Skin pressed powder in Moonstone or Opal.
How do i know which one would be best for my skin? I have light skin, blue eyes, brown hair, and a neutral skin tone. Thanks!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Hope2515,   I agree with meganlisa - in fact, I also have opal and I too use it mostly as an eyeshadow! For your coloring I would agree, I think that Moonstone wo... see post
I am 46, and have large pores and wrinkles. Which foundation would you recommend?
I am 46, and have large pores and wrinkles.  I have been using Bare Minerals foundation, and it's fine.  But it doesn't hide these problem areas very well.  Which foundation would you recommend?  I have what feels like dry skin when clean, but oily as the day progresses.
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BEAUTY BUFF PrincessNHM / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hi bjcarman,   I want to first suggest that you try a different cleanser if your face feels dry when it is clean. You may be using a cleanser that is too drying or a m... see post
Beach Vacation
So, I am most likely going to Florida for my 21st birthday in April... I live in Chicago and it just won't get warmer! lol Anyways, I wanna start prepping now, so I am currently in the market for a sunscreen for my face, I have really sensitive skin, currently right now I use Clinique Moisture Surge as my moisturizer and I don't think that has any SPF in it. I used to be really oily, but this past winter I became relatively dry, so thats why I switched over to the Moisture Surge. However I finally have my acne under control and I would consider my skin to be probably normal now but I have been trying out some new foundations and after I few hours I am oily... So maybe I have normal/combo... I'm not sure. I also am really scared to try out new things on my face because I tend to break out easy.. So some other face products I am using are Purity Facial Cleanser as my cleanser and I like the Philosophy Microdelivery Exfoliator and the Laura Mercier Flawless Face Polish (OMG my face has never been so soft after using that stuff) So those are some products that I have used and don't break me out. Sorry if I am a little all over the place, I am just trying to give as much info as possible.  I also want maybe like a BB/CC Cream or even a tinted Moisturizer because I still have some acne scars that I am trying to get rid of and I want to cover up.  I also want some hair products that you would recommend for like being in the sun and such... like styling products or anything really lol My hair is pretty long and mostly straight and I have dark brown/ black hair that I recently got Ombred about a month ago so now I kinda have like a natural looking ombre going on with my hair (dark to light/caramel brown) And any other products you would recommend for being out in the hot sun!  WOW, sorry that was a lot and all over the place!  But thank you in advance for any advice or recommendations!!
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BEAUTY PRO elizabeth419 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Wow, you guys have given me some great suggestions so far! I can't wait to head to a store and take a look at the products myself! :) Thank you so much! see post
philosophy renewed hope in a jar eye cream or algenist complete eye renewal balm?
Which is better? Specifically for dark circles / puffiness under eyes
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HALL OF FAMER Masaya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i havent tried the pilosophy eyecream but Ive been using the algenist eye balm every night :).  I dont know if it does anything for my eyes bc I dont have dark circles n... see post
How can I use my Tarte Contour Slenderizer Brush with my Tarte Princess Park Contour Palette?
I purchased this brush and this palette as I'm new to contouring and highlighting and still am getting the hang of it. As far as only using this brush with this palette how can I apply both the highlighter and the blush or should i buy separate brushes for that and use the slenderized brush strictly from applying the bronzer and the other end to buff? I know the brush is suggested to be used with the face slenderizer stick but I purchased the princess park ave palette as i wanted a formal palette for my first contour palette.
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Adele2390,   The Tarte Contour Slenderizer Brush was formulated for specific use with the cream product the Tarte Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer. I don't th... see post
Color Match Foundation
Could you please color match me for other foundations that provide medium coverage for combination skin.  I currently use Hourglass Immaculate in Beige. Thanks!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi hellokimi105,   I would recommend  123 Desert in the Make Up For Ever  HD Invisible Cover Foundation,  Medium-Tan Honey in the tarte  Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full ... see post
Urban Decay Primer
Hello! I just recently brought a new tube of Urban Decay Primer. I noticed its kinda watery when I squeeze it out. I never noticed this before on previous primers I've owned from UD. Is that normal? Thanks.
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BEAUTY WHIZ BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I have never had that happen with my Urban Decay Primer.  I have had it with other brands but never UD. Check for expiration date. If a quick shake doesnt fix it go exch... see post
Stay Put Foundation
I'm looking for a foundation that won't transfer onto someone's clothes every time I give someone a hug!  I was thinking something waterproof?  My color IQ is 1R05.  Any suggestions would  be greatly appreciated.
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HALL OF FAMER kariyava / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would recommend setting your foundation with powder, which helps it stay put and reduces transfer. see post
What color Giorgio Armani Luminous silk for Color IQ 2R05?
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi 16ilels,   If your Color IQ is 2R05, you would be 4 in the Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF 20. Thanks!  see post
Under-eye Concealer
Hi there, I've been a faithful Boi-ing (02) user for quite some time. I've recently started setting my under-eye concealer with a very light dusting of powder, and now I'm noticing that my concealer is creasing. I feel like there might be a better option for an under-eye concealer that has less chance of creasing. Might you have any suggestions? I currently apply it with my ring finger and a brush - should I be using a sponge, instead? Also, is it best to set the area with a light dusting of powder?   Thanks very much!    
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi IssPattee, Did you start setting the concealer with powder because it started creasing (for prevention), or did the creasing start after you started using the powde... see post
Natural/Organic Makeup/Beauty Box Subscriptions
I'm looking to transition my makeup and skin care collection to a more natural/organic collection so that I can be nicer to my skin.    Anyone have any good recommendations for brands or products? I have several products in my collection already, but I am looking for the works, an entire new collection.    I just want to feel better and safer about the products I'm putting on my face. I'm looking for awesome natural/organic brands. Doesn't necessarily have to be vegan, but I do care immensely about the ingredients.    Side note** I'm very inclined to subscribe to some beauty boxes. I'm looking at Birchbox as well as Goodebox which seems to be more naturally friendly. Recommendations in this area? What subscriptions do you guys have? 
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HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was going to recommend Petit Vour as well, but the extra shipping fee to Canada makes the box less desirable for me :( I believe My subscription addiction has a whole ... see post
which Amazing Concealer shade should I use?
Hi! I currently wear Philosophy's Hope In a Jar liquid foundation (LOVE) in either shade 5 or 6 depending on the season, and I'm wondering which Amazing concealer would be the best match? Im light beige with neutral undertones and am looking to brighten my eye area and mask redness from blemishes. 
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BEAUTY SAVANT jeyrosella / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Agree with this but I would recommend trying to get matched in the store if possible (I know that's not super helpful). I will say that I am a HUGE fan of this concealer... see post
Do we still have to use a cleanser after using the Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi soichong,   You do not need to use an additional cleanser in conjunction with the Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder, however, I like to use this product in the e... see post