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looking for cleanser to use with clairsonic!
I am currently trying to figure out what cleanser to get to use with my clairsonic at night!    My skin is very normal, can be oily in my t-zone with zero to no breakouts!    my current night time routine is; No. 7 cleansing oil, Purity face wash with my clairsonic, Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant, and then Derma E DMA firming moisturizer!    I am just no longer satisfied with Purity, and want to switch to something i can use with my clairsonic at night, and by itself in the morning! 
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HALL OF FAMER AMK721 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @lennyh I have 2 cleaners that I love and they can be used with a clarisonic or on their own.  1) Shiseido Ibuki Gentle Cleanser.  2) Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Foam... see post
Concealer Shades
I have a question about picking a concealer shade. I currently use the Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation. I am in the shade Medium 57. I would like to know what shade I am in her Lock-It Concealer Crème, and also her Lock-It Concealer. Ive never used her concealer before just her foundation. I tried to use the Color IQ online but to make sure I'd like some help to pick my right shade for both her concealers.
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BEAUTY BUFF jenri21 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I'm the same color in her foundation. I got free samples to review in light 5 and light 7. These are extremely light, but work well to highlight under my eyes. I'm in lo... see post
Sulfates in facial cleansers
Hello beauties,   I've already converted to sulfate-free shampoos, but I would appreciate any feedback/input on sulfates contained in facial cleansers.  Many years ago, my dermatologist highly recommended Cetaphil face wash (the formula for normal to oily skin), and I've been using it ever since.  It's actually been very good for my skin and works well, but I'm concerned about the sulfates that are contained in the ingredients.  My husband and I are planning on conceiving a baby soon (God-willing), and I'm concerned about the sulfates interfering with my hormones.  On the other hand, I don't believe cleansers have the opportunity to penetrate the skin, so should I just stick with Cetaphil?  It remains the #1 dermatologist recommended (drugstore) brand (still trying to figure out why).  Thank you!
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BEAUTY PRO Daskala78 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Zanna,   I cannot thank you enough for your most helpful advice, all of which is incredibly informative and thorough.  I did some reading online, and over and over aga... see post
Shade Match
What would my shade be in the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick/Liquid foundation be if in the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation I'm in the shade Warm Beige?
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Help matching shade of foundation
Hello!   I wanted to ask. I'm shade Y375 in MUF HD foundation. But I'm interested in trying out the new UD All Nighter foundation, can someone tell me what shade that would be?    Thanks!!
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VIB and online profile
I need to link my rewards card (VIB) to my online profile. Please help!!
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Raman322,    I would be happy to assist you with this. I am going to send you a private message. Please check your inbox when you have a moment. Thanks!   Bes... see post
color iq number
Hi I need help finding a color IQ number. I forgot what number I am and my skin tone is fair with subtle pink undertone. I use Urban decay naked liquid makeup in 2.5 . Thanks a lot.
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @Abbiejl0786!  The Color IQ for UD Naked in 2.5 is 1Y04.  Does this sound right?  You could probably just as easily substitute an R for the Y for 1R04 if you're not... see post
Is the MUFE sculpting palette worth it?
My friends always recommend it to me but I don't know if to buy it, is it worth it? Is it good for combination skin? Does it last longer? Thanks, Alésia.
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Live Chat with Jen Atkin for Ouai!
This thread is closed. Thank you for your participation!   Ouai founder and celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin is the star of our next BeautyTalk live chat! Love her answer above? Expect even more next-level hair advice on Friday, July 22 between noon and 1pm PDT. Then, you can ask her anything—from what will be the next big hair trend to how she fights frizz, even on humid Hollywood nights.   Be sure to 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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Ouai BRAND STAFF / BRAND STAFF BRAND STAFF / replied
Hey guys,   So much fun chatting with you today. Loved all your comments and feedback. Sorry if I didn’t get to your question, hopefully we can do this again soon! Mak... see post
Primer and setting powder/spray for oily acne prone skin?
Hey guys, so I have adult acne and my skin gets very oily throughout the day. Does anyone have any recommendations for makeup primer to keep everything smooth, and/or also a setting powder or spray to make it stay?  Also, my skin is very sensitive so if I'm not careful I can dry it out to the point of flaking and rough patches. Please help, I'm desperate
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HALL OF FAMER flyte / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have very similar skin issues and the first thing to fix it was working on my skincare before makeup. Otherwise if I went for matte stuff, it'd just make my oily skin ... see post
I am a guy and I need advice for indented scars and large pores on porehead
Hello I am a guy and I used to have acne mainly on my forehead.  I have some indented scars and very large/pitted pores as well.  I have had laser treatments done but honestly havent seen any improvement.  I am to the point where I just want some sort of cover up or concealer but I am a guy so it seems weird to me to have to ask it.  Are there any options for me?  I have I guess what you would consider to be combination skin, oily at times, but also dry in spots.  I have tried some BB creams and concealers but nothing seems to really help, both with concealing the pores and filling in my scars.  Advice?  
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HALL OF FAMER fatimamummy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh Ok that make sense @TrysBeautyItems see post
Should I be toning after using Amore Pacific Exfloliating Peel?
I just started using this product and I'm not sure if I should tone my face after using it or not? My toner is pretty simplistic (Thayer's witch hazel with rose), but I want to reap the benefits of the Amore Pacific. Any help is appreciated
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Prettibutterfly / NEWCOMER / replied
I think you should stop using the witch hazel and look for a more simple non astringent toner. There are many out there. As you exfoliate, you expose new skin and hence ... see post
All about Luxury skincare! Come in and chat about your skincare, treatments, tools and products
Hello beauty talk members, I see so many color threads here. I love to chat about luxury skincare products and procedures. I am addicted to trying new things and am always on the lookout for something new in skincare.    Have a favorite luxury brand or product?  Have a fav skin tool or treatment? Please share. Curious about botox? Spa treatments and peels? let's share our experiences here .   We can also post good GWP's, and specials.
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HALL OF FAMER lachaton / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Mochapj @niki172 just saw both of your comments here, and this is really helpful for me - I've had SUCH a hard time with Vit C products, in particular anything with c... see post
Kat Von D KVD + beautyblender® Customizable Complexion Set
I am considering getting this set. But I have never used a foundation, believe it or not. I usually just use a Bare Minerals all-over face color A Little Sun (but just as a highlight, not all over).                                                     I am 62 and want to cover up some of my lines on occasion, but not every day. I have absolutely no idea what shade to buy and the stores in my immediate area do not carry this item. Any tips for choosing a shade online? 
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SPECIAL GUEST Melelina1 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I should have added, as well, that I am more than an hour's drive away from the closest Sephora so I need to do it online..  see post
Can you bake your face using HD powder?
I simply cannot seem to find the answer to my question on the internet! Are you able to bake your face using HD powder or do you need to use a translucent setting powder? I know that HD powder is considered a "finishing" powder, but is translucent powder a finishing power or a setting powder? Thank you for reading!
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi cbk5027,    I agree with @kaarah! For "baking" you really need to use a good t ranslucent loose powder. I would also use a thick concealer. Yes though, transluce... see post
help me find a new makeup routine and makeup products
Hi, I am a teenager and I have oily skin and really long eyelashes. Can someone please help me find a foundation/bb cream, powder, blush, bronzer, and mascara? Thanks so much, I really appreciate it.
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BEAUTY BUFF PreppyBeauty28 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hey we're in the same boat! I'm a teen with oily skin and long lashes too!   Powder & Foundation: for powder, go with Clinique Superpowder or Maybelline Fit Me. Cliniq... see post
Need help w/color!
I was color matched in the winter with Tawny (3W1) for the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Foundation, but now for the summer I am a little darker. Should I buy the next shade 3W2 or go to 4W1? I'm trying to avoid another trip to the store to be color matched again so I can just order online.
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hey guys i just need a opinion which is better the KVD contour kit or the anastashia? or should i just get the too faced bronzer?
BEAUTY BRAINIAC cocowatt / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
They're both great but personally I'm in love with the kat von d shade + light contour palette! see post
newbie / brows
hi everyone Im a newbie with brows.  yesterday I used stencils and cleaned up my blonde brows.  but  I need help with color. Im fair skinned and my brows are really light... what are some good colors and whats best powders? thanks
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC cocowatt / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Hey hey.... If you're looking for some good brow products I highly suggest the benefit san francisco Ka-Brow! if you're blonde you'd probably be one of the lighter shad... see post
new serum recommendations?
Good evening everyone! Okay so, I am hunting for a new Serum to use with my skin care routine. I have been using Lancome  Génifique serum. I like it but I do not love it. I feel like my skin still looks dull and just there. I am looking for something that is going to help with the dull, fine lines and wrinkles, also that is affordable. Obviously something that is anti-aging also. My skin is sensitive and also combination. I did the skin Q test and reccomneded drunk elephant  Glycolic T.L.C. Framboos, But I dont know if that is a good choice? seems expensive for something that im not sure on? hopefully you guys have some good advice , on what products would be good choices.! 
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC cocowatt / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
I really like the laneige water bank serum! see post
Powder for dry sensitive skin?
HALL OF FAMER DaintyDiva / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@beautybybri123 Welcome to BeautyTalk!!! I've noticed you, like most of us, have lot's of questions. Please join us on the Question Thread, where you'll be more likely ... see post
Reformulated?
what's the details on Stila's Stay all Day foundation? Is it just repackaged or is it reformulated?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@mandelynn I was able to confirm that just the packaging has changed, the formula is the same! see post
When do you use oil in the skincare routine?
Is it before or after essence?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi beautybybri123,   Is there a specific oil you're referring to? We can help offer application techniques if you know. In general, as Mochapj mentioned, you apply p... see post
I don't know which brow product to choose
Hey guys, so I'm new to th makeup world and i know how to do my brows but I've been using eyeshadow since I do them, i now want to buy a product and I'm between: Too Faced Bulletproof Brows, Sephora Retractable Waterproof Brow Pencil, Benefit Goof Proof and Urban Decay Brow beater. I want something waterproof (i swim a lot), smudge proof, sweatproof and that my brows can be on fleek from the morning to the night, also aquabrow could work, I'd love to get brow wiz but they don't sell it in Italy. Ps: I know how to use pomades, gels, powders and pencils. Thank you!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
I think you'll like the Brow Beater - but again it sounds like almost any of the products you've already narrowed down to will work! Try swatching in store when you next... see post
Makeup for job interview?
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi beautybybri123,   What kind of job are you interviewing for? If you are interviewing for an office position, you might want to tone it down a bit to make sure you... see post
5 min quick makeup on the go
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi beautybybri123,   Definitely check out the Too Cool For School Dinoplatz La Ola 4-in-1 Makeup Kit! This is a great little kit because you can throw it in your bag... see post
Everyday teen makeup
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi beautybybri123,   If you're just getting into makeup, I suggest something fun like the Sephora Collection Beautiful Crush Blockbuster Palette! It's super affordab... see post
Mascara for sparse, thin, short, straight lashes
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi beautybybri123,   One of my new found favorite mascaras it the Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara.  This mascara features a groundbreaking formula that’s infused wit... see post
What shade Kat Von D lock it concealer should I use if I use sand in Bobbi Brown concealer?
HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There are two KVD concealers, Lock It and Lock It Creme. Light 18 is a shade in the old Lock It concealer, in a squeeze tube. Based on the shade descriptions, I would gu... see post
Balancing Gel Moisturizer & Makeup
So..my skin is always craxy I feel like & I've recently tried the past few months gel moisturizers. I LOVE THEM. They're perfect for combination skin like mine. (I'm on Tretinoin AND prescription benzl perox) It's really great bc I was having such an issue wearing foundation and looking dry & cakey so gel hydrates it really well.   The only thing I don't like about it is that it tends to make me oily throughout the day. I've read that's a side effect but is there some way I can counter act this? How can I make sure I'm getting enough moisture so my makeup goes on smoothly and doesn't look like it's caking on the surface?    PS - Yes I've tried primer (maybe the wrong kind) but pretty much everything Smashbox makes lol    Suggestions? Pretty Please!  
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HALL OF FAMER Sprytely / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hmm.. You might want to try a primer along the lines of Too Faced Hangover Rx rather than something with tons of silicone/dimethicone/etc as the Smashbox primers tend to... see post