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My skin hates me
My skin has been AWFUL lately. Horrible breakouts on my chin, flaky skin (even though I exfoliate consistently), and my foundation has stopped going on smoothly and lasting all day. I need major help. Do I change my skincare routine or change my makeup? Or both? I've used BareMinerals for years and have always loved it but it's not holding up it's end of the deal anymore. I'm not perfect, I get lazy sometimes and don't always take my makeup off before bed but that happens like once, possibly twice a week. My typical routine is to take my makeup off with Neutrogena wipes, and then wash my face (just switched back to Neutrogena for blackheads), then I do spot treatment on my acne, and put face lotion on. Sorry for the long post but I'm desperate for some solid advice on what to do. 
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BEAUTY PRO fairlywell / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Wow, you have gotten some great responses here! I don't have any new advice to add, just wanted to chime in that you are far from alone with skin changes around 25. It h... see post
Looking for a moisturizing lip product
I'm looking for a moisturizing lip product with not too much color. I have pale skin and don't really like bright lip colors. I do like lip gloss, but I want to be sure it's moisturizing and isn't too sticky.   Could I get a few recommendations for Sephora's best lip products?
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HALL OF FAMER kariyava / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
One moisturizing lip gloss that I have recently tried and am now in love with is ByTerry's Baume de Rose (the gloss, not the pot because I don't like getting my fingers ... see post
Blonde hairs turning black overnight HELP!
My hair is blonde, that real golden blonde when uncolored. But it changes hues during different seasons, getting darker in winter, and lighter in summer, sometimes changing overnight...   but lately i will wake to a black hair, a full black hair on my head, which i do not have normally, black from root to tip... is something wrong? what is the cause? I do not have grey hairs at all BTW... THANKS SO MUCH!!! Jo
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, SweetiepieJo!   I would recommend scheduling a visit with your local physician or medical/health care professional to discuss this. While hair color can be affecte... see post
Pale foundation shade help.
I'm really struggling to find a foundation that is pale enough for me. My skin is pale, neutral-to-yellow undertones, and somewhat dry. Shades I've tried that are too dark: MUFE Ultra HD Y205, Estee Lauder double wear 1N1, Lancome teint idole 090N, Urban Decay naked 0.5. I'm starting to think I'm going to have to buy white pigment and mix it in.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @clancybird,   Oh no! ): Kat Von D has a pretty fair shade in her foundation (Light 41 neutral) that you may want to try! I know a lot of fair people have tried t... see post
Foundation to Concealer Match
I just recently purchased Kat Von D's lock it foundation and I'm in LOVE!   I know the powder shades match up with the foundation number wise, but I'm not sure how to find my corresponding concealer shade? If it helps my Lock-It Foundation shade is Light 44 Cool. Thanks! 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @EmmaR1331,   It looks like your best match is Light 5 in the Lock It Concealer Creme. I'd recommend visiting your local Sephora store and asking a Cast Member to... see post
Foundation shade
I am looking to get the clinique superbalanced silk foundation but don't know what shade... I am a light 42 neutral in Kat Von D Lock-it foundation. Thanks!!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @katrinanina,   It looks like the lightest shade available in the Clinique Superbalanced Silk Foundation is Silk Porcelain which is one shade darker than your sha... see post
Sephora Foundation?
What are everyone's thoughts about the sephora foundation? positive and negative? for dry skin. 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The 10HR Wear Perfection Foundation is totaly suitable for drier skin types as it moisturizes with the humectant sodium hyaluronate (which binds 1000x its own molecular ... see post
foundation for acne prone, senstive, normal to oily skin
Hello All, I have normal to oily skin that is sensitive and acne prone and I was wondering what is a great foundation to cover everything, blend to look a little natural, medium to full coverage, one that won't make me breakout and possibly luminous. I also would love if the foundation wouldn't crack and break up throughout the day I currently don't own a foundation I like I own one I own the makeup forever ultra hd and I use the Tarte shape tape concealer but that looks cakey. Thank you all so much and take care!!      
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @blackhead123,   I suggest the Hourglass Immaculate® Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free. This foundation is  a liquid-to-powder foundation formula that ... see post
MAKE UP FOREVER FULL COVER CONCEALER SHADE
Hi! I currently live in the UK so don't have access to a sephora. I'm in the shade  Y235 in Makeup for ever Ultra HD foundation, and I was wondering what shade I would  be in their full cover concealer??? I have the shade 6 right now but it seems too dark. 
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AlexaFahlman / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you for your reply :)! Unfortunately, my skin has quite a yellow undertone- do you think that colour would still work?  see post
effective and affordable anti aging product
what is the most effective and affordable anti aging product? i need help finding one that actually will work overtime.
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Sav3134, What are you currently using? Are you looking to correct an issue or are you just looking for a product to help prevent? see post
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops Shade Recommendations!
When I have my self tanner on, my perfect shade match is Hourglass  Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint in Shell and Nars Creamy Concealer in Vanilla (Colour IQ: 1R04). I'm looking to match this with the Cover FX Custom Cover Drops.    I use LM Tinted Moisturizer in Porcelain everyday. Since it's a TM, I find the sheerness allows me to blend it out to match my skin tone.   I've tried using the colour IQ, but I know that it's not incredibly accurate but here's the results I found in the Cover FX drops shades (their lightest shades, I don't think P or G will work): 1Y02 - N10 1Y03 - N20 2R04 - N25 2R03 - P20 3Y03 - G20   So since the Colour IQ accuracy is questionable, I'm seeking your advice! Which one do you think would be the best match for me? Thank you  
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Chiusfemme, We have a similar skin tone. I wear the P20, but I'm pinker than you are so I would recommend going with the N20 or N25. There is a very slight difference... see post
No matter what I do my makeup won't stay all day!
I think it's time to turn to you all for help. I feel like I'm doing everything (fairly) right in terms of my skincare and makeup routine but no matter what I do my makeup just will  not  stay in place all day! It's enough to drive me crazy. First of all, I would say I have combination skin. My t-zone gets a little oily but not bad while some areas (particularly my chin) are a little on the dry side. I'll walk you through my routine and you let me know if there's anything I'm doing wrong. In the morning when I wake up I usually cleanse my face with the Lancome 'Creme Radiance' Cleanser and, of course, pat my face dry. I then pat toner on my face (alcohol free) and use Lancome Renergie moisturizer. I am 26 so I don't have saggy skin, but I have used multiple moisturizers and this is my favorite. Then I wait for the moisturizer to dry and proceed to use Lancome's La Base primer. Then when that's dry as well I put on my foundation with a clean beautyblender.I happen to use drugstore foundation so that's the only thing I can think might be tripping myself up, but I don't think so. I mean plenty of people use foundation from the drugstore and their makeup still looks great, so that can't be it, can it? Anyway, I typically use Laura Mercier translucent setting powder to set my foundation and then set everything when I'm all done contouring and all that with my setting spray. By the end of the day, though, my makeup has worn off my cheeks and nose (I don't touch my face at all) but I don't have an excessive buildup of oil or anything. On the rest of my face my makeup has settled into any fine lines I may have and it's just crappy.   By the way, at the end of the night I diligently remove all my makeup and use my clarisonic and my lancome cleanser to clean my face so I'm not neglectful or anything. Should I buy a higher end foundation instead? If that would help I'm going to go out right this minute and buy one. Other tips would be helpful as well.    P.S. if I do need to go buy a high-end foundation, what is recommended? I'm thinking MAC Studio Fix but I'm open to suggestions.  
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @shea3834,   I totally understand what you are going through. From what I read, it sounds like you are doing everything"right". I bake with powder and my oiliness... see post
Is this a fake?
I bought an Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette in Naked from Poshmark (yeah, yeah...) last week. I was impatient receiving it because shipping was taking forever, so I went to Ulta (sorry it wasn't Sephora )and bought another palette but in N00ner (looked better on me.) When I received the palette from Poshmark, I compared them and noticed many small differences. I'm new to this brand, so I couldn't tell if the palette from Poshmark is a counterfeit, or simply an older version of the product. What do you ladies think?    
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BEAUTY BOSS wickedlollipop / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
@pixeldiekatze I agree with  @lylysa  , its probably easiest and most accurate to contact Urban Decay directly to ask about this (their contact info is at the bottom of... see post
New Foundations Shade Match
I have been wanting to get the Make Up Forever Matte Velvet Foundation and the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation but I don't know what shades to get. My old foundation are Smashbox Studio Skin in 0.5 and Clinique Superbalanced Silk in 01 Silk Porcelain. I have a hectic and busy life right now and I don't have time to go in store and get shade matched. Please Help!!!!
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Lindsey20,   If you're looking to try out the Make Up for Ever Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation, I suggest trying the shade  No. 20 - Ivory.    For Tarte'... see post
I am fair with some freckles and a couple darker spots I cannot cover well - any long lasting concealer recs?
MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @ddhall22,    If you're looking to make your concealer long lasting I'd definitely recommend looking into a primer and a setting spray or powder. These types of p... see post
I am in my mid thirties and have combination to very oily skin in t-zone.
I am in my mid thirties and have combination to very oily skin in t-zone. I have tried a multitude of skincare products to fight off adult acne and keep me matte. Does anyone else have this problem or have any suggestions? Products I have tried include: Proactive, Murad, Neutrogena, Mary Kay, Strivectin, Philosophy, Clinique,Cetaphil, Glymed, and most recently I'm trying Erno Laszlo double cleanse Detoxifying oil and Sea Mud bar. I use clinique moisture gel and Erno Laszlo daytime moisturizer.  Im still using the proactive toner, I just do not know what to try in place of it. 
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @sshrewby,   I have oily combination skin, and the struggle is seriously real sometimes! What I've noticed is that when I cleanse in the morning with an oil clean... see post
Foundation shade. Help!!
Hey, I want to buy NARS all day luminous foundation but as I live in a country where there is no Sephora I can't find my right shade. I know my shade in Makeup Forever ultra HD foundation which is: 120=Y245 Soft Sand. And in Clarins Everlasting foundation my shade is: 108 Sand. I m confused if my shade in NARS would be Fiji or Punjab. Please help me out. Thanks in advance <3
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Maryumm / FRESH FACE / replied
Thanks alot! <3 see post
skin care
I need help finding skin care products for my skin! I have a really oily nose and t-zone but my cheeks are dry, I also break out on my cheeks nose and chin. Please help !
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Nena17,   Have you used a toner? I find that a toner helps balance out my skintone, clarifies my skin and removes any left over dirt.    One that I find that... see post
Face primer?
Who has the best face primer?  I have dry/combination skin....which face primer would be best for me?
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @lilshopper1,   I suggest Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer-Hydrating. It is light weight and absorbs deep into the skin. Your foundation applies smoothly and las... see post
Moisturizer doesn't get absorbed just balls up...WHY?
Why do some moisturizers not soak into the skin? I hate when they pill up, especially eye creams. 
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @greengoddess8,   Are there any steps you practice prior to applying your moisturizer? I suggest using a gentle exfoliate before moisturizing, because dead skin c... see post
Concealer help!
I need a good concealer to help hide blemishes. Do you have any suggestions that would be a good choice to hide imperfections such as blemishes?  I will not be using it for under eye concealer but just covering up blemishes and Imperfections.  Thank you very much!
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @lilshopper1,   I second what @kalex said, and think that the Cover FX concealer would be a great choice for you! Another great concealer to checkout is Tarte's A... see post
Giorgio Armani Foundation Luminous Silk vs. Powder Fabric
so theres the new foundation and I originally wanted the luminous silk because everyone loved it so much. I typically have oilier skin and wanted to match my shade (5 in luminous silk) to the right shade in the new armani foundation (powder fabric) but I heard that the numbers were off between the 2 (meaning the shades aren't the same between the numbers they are labeled for as shades). I used a foundation color finder website and it said the closest was shade 5.5 in fabric matches 5 in luminous silk but I also watched a video of this girl that said shade 5 in fabric was slightly darker than 5 in luminious silk so if I could get help that would be great.
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glycol acid- best options
Looking for a glycol acid treatment to add into my routine....   Currently- this is what I use   Fresh soy cleanser/ clinique balm or other to remove makeup son and park beauty water- either after cleansing or to refresh Skin inc glow serum kit (sampling this) Clinique moisture surge Dermatologist adapalene treatment at night PTR firmx to exfoliate ever so often  the occasional face mask (fresh rose, black tea, sugar polish, or caudalie detox)
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jmich91,   I second @Alexmarya's recommendation of the Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. It's a very effective glycolic serum, but still gentle an... see post
What is a good powder to use with the NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation? Need one for all day touch ups.
SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mhernandez711!   I feel you on this one! A product I've found works pretty well for me is the Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder. I just quickly blo... see post
Primer
What is the best primer for dry skin? I prefer looking glowy since matte doesn't look good on my skin because its so dry. Also whats a tip to prevent smile lines?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! I love finding new ways to use products!  see post
highlighter
A good highlighter pallet for a light skin( i am  COLOR 1.2 - warm fair in the smashbox studio skin foundation)  ... i wanted to get the Anastasia bronzed pallet but i am worried it will be too dark ??
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SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lilia1234567!   I love lylysa's recommendations and wanted to add one more (just so you have options!) - have you tried the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Pow... see post
Concealer for hyperpigmentation (red acne scars)
I've been using Kat Von D lock-it concealer in shade 3 along with MUF ultra HD foundation in 117 (Y225). None of these products cover the red spots fully, they still show through in an odd purplish color. In the past I have used MUF  full cover concealer and a green color correct concealer, but those covered the redness less than what I'm using now!!  Do any of you ladies have a suggestion on how to cover red hyperpigmentation spots on very pale skin and what products to use? 
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SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mailierose!   I love using the Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Creme, but when that just doesn't cut it, I turn to the Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer. A littl... see post
Eye Primers and Dry Patches
When I use an eye primer that is beige it distorts the color of my eyecream. Is there a white or clear eye primer. Also, I put on my makeup at 6:30 am by 9:30 my makeup is still on, but I have some dry patches. What can I put on to moisturize those areas without removing all of my makeup. Perhaps a spray?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, UpperCanadaGirl!   There are many colorless eye shadow primers on the market to utilize if you find tinted primers are muddling the colors of your eye shadow.    ... see post
is cc creams or dd creams good for women who dont wear any makeup?
I have rosacea and my face is always pink /red.. I would like to wear something light on my face.. Just wondering if CC creams or DD creams will help me? 
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SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Madi2!   I would definitely recommend the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+. The brand founder created the product with her own rosacea i... see post
Looking for all natural/organic makeup options. Please suggest
Planing to replace my Makeup forever Pro-finish (140) with all natural/organic makeup options. If you know any alternatives, please suggest ?  I am beginner in makeup therefore plz recommend all the must haves for everyday makeup. Thank you. 
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BEAUTY BOSS khaleesi / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'd recommend RMS Beauty tinted un-powder. It's natural, organic, vegan, and hypoallergenic. Good luck! see post