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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.
I purchased #12, but now I see there are two others that look the same, #14 and #7B. How does one know what to purchase? There is also a small #15 and a #20.
Hello there,   So I was wondering what the best type of highlighter is to use with powder foundation whether it is under or over the foundation? Is powder highlighter the best type to use over powder foundation?
Hello!  Long story short: my goal is to find a tinted moisturizer or BB cream that [1] has SPF [2] controls oil/shine [3] is simple to use (i.e. no primer or finishing spray/powder needed) and [4] doesn't make me look like a melting clown in humid weather.   I will say the best product I've found so far is Clinique CC cream. I love that I can apply it right after washing my face, add a little blush, and go! The only problem is that it provides moderate coverage so I don't think I look natural. I would even be open to a non-tinted moisturizer that offers shine control and tones down redness. I'm going to be in south east Asia so I'm really trying to find a simple routine because space is a hot commodity in my backpack!   Thank you in advance for your advice! I appreciate it!!
Hi,   I am 2Y07 and Estee Lauder's Double Wear Light in 2.0 is about the perfect color on me, maybe slightly light in summer. However I recently tried Kevyn Aucoin Etherealist and I love it but can't guess the right shade! #3 is light with neutral tones but is way too light and #7 is medium with neutral tones but is dark and too orange. I was thinking maybe #6? Any help appreciated. Thanks!
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Hi,   I have normal/combination skin - sometimes can get a little oily but dehydrated - and I was wondering if Peter Thomas Roth products or Perricone MD would be better for my skin. Right now I am using Shiseido and find it is making my skin a little bit oily.     Thanks!
Which of the two is better for under-eye and does not crease?
Hi   im in light for the IT Cosmetics CC Cream. It's a good match for me. I tried the ELDW in 2W1 Dawn, I love the finish but it's too orange for me, I need something 'greyer' at least when I swatch it next to the ITCC the ITCC looks greyer lol.    Any ideas, I'd like to order online rather than go swatch/test in store.    Thanks in advance 
Hello beauties,   For my birthday, my husband surprised me with a gift certificate to a spa for a facial.  I had never been to a spa, nor have I ever had a facial--so I was both excited and a little nervous because I didn't know what to expect.  It turned out to be a positive experience for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.    My esthetician was wonderful, and she provided some tips on what I could do to help heal my acne scars.  I have a couple small ice pick scars on my cheeks, but I have several hyperpigmentation scars--once again, on my cheeks.  I'd like to think I do a good job of covering my acne scars every day, but when the makeup comes off, I feel self-conscious about my face.  I've converted to natural, chemical-free skincare products, such as: Trader Joe's, MyChelle, Derma E, and Mad Hippie.  Unfortunately, I suffered from severe acne in my teenage years but couldn't afford to see a dermatologist, so I researched and discovered that drinking water and changing my diet could make a difference in my complexion (and it did)--but I was left with scars.  The esthetician did not recommend facial scrubs, as she said they would be too abrasive for my skin type--but she said I'd greatly benefit from a peel that contains lactic acid, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid.  I currently use Derma E peel twice a week which I love, but it contains alpha hydroxy acid.    I am asking for recommendations on a peel that contains lactic acid, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid.  I would like to get rid of these acne scars once and for all, and I know I've come to the right place for expert advice. Thank you so much in advance!   Love & blessings, Daskala
My brows are not dark, but they are not light either. I thought the taupe would be perfect, bit it has an almost grayish look on my brows. I think I need a warmer shade and was thinking about trying the soft brown.    My natural hair is dark blonde, and I use the L'Oreal Preference Dark Blonde hair tint which turns it a soft auburn color.    I ordered the taupe in Anastasia and I have been playing with it the past few days but I just can't come up with the right touch or something. I was noticing that even on the heel of my thumb where I clean my brush off, it looks more gray than anything else. I am pretty certain I am going to return the taupe, but I'd sure like some help in choosing the right shade to reorder.   I've been reading some other Q&A's and am wondering if I should try the blonde. Is it a warmer color than the taupe?
Hey, I'm looking for a good foundation with buildable coverage. I've tried so many, my skin is mainly dry, sensitive, and I get my fair share of breakouts, I have a lot of red patches that need to be covered. I only buy makeup that is cruelty free. I've tried the born this way foundation most recently. 
I purchased the Tarte Brazilliance skin rejuvenating maracuja self tanning face towelettes and I have a question regarding those. I apply acne creams to my face every morning and night and I want to know if it is okay to put those on after I have applied my self tanning towelette to my face and my face has dried. Please let me know since I have already applied my tanning wipe to my face and neck
I narrowed down my choices and I don't know what the difference is between the Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator and the Counter Balance Mattifying Moisture Crème. As you can tell I have oily skin and I also have some large pores in my nose area. I know they both are for my skin type. Anyone's help would be appreciated.
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  
Is there anything out there that can pre treat zits? Talking about the red and hurts part. I have sensitive skin.
Hiiiii! I have struggled for the longest tie trying to figure out how to properly cover up my really intense rosacea on my cheeks, right below my cheek bones. I have tried so many different green and yellow creams/powders/serums and nothing seems to work. It'll get all flakey when I started to put my foundation on or it just won't cover it enough. Any advice?
I have some old acne scars on my cheeks and I was wondering if the Sephora brand has a good foundation for covering them up.
I'm looking to switch up my skin care routine. I currently use clinique for my cleansing and toning needs but have been looking in to the olehenriksen face the truth gel cleanser as well as the fresh rose deep hydration facial toner . Do you guys think it's okay to use products that aren't from the same company? Has anyone ever experienced skin irritations from doing so? Any advice would be great! Thanks! 
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.  
HI, since day 1 of using makeup, i've always had an issue with cakeyness, where u can see my dry skin and all my pores/redness. I am currently using the NARS all day luminous weightless foundation, underneath I prime with makeup forever step 1 primer in green because i have rosacea so my skin is red and blochy, i use a drugstore contour which has never been an issue, and i use the nicole glow glow kit which as well, is not the problem. I finish it off with the urban decay cooling setting spray. I use two beauty blenders, one regular one and one edged one for my concealer (concealer is the sephora branded concealer in the lightest shade). I ALWAYS cover my face in a layer of coconut oil and exfoliate with a st ives apricot scrub. what am i doing wrong? I only apply one layer of foundation. Is there a product someone in my case recommends? LIke any moisterizer or anything. People comment on how cakey my makeup is. I know it's my shade for the foundation so it isnt that. Thank you.
Hi, I'm 43 years old and I'm looking for a liquid foundation that provides full coverage with matte finish that is light weight, sweat-proof (really holds all day) and is natural looking. My skin is light to light medium but I typically like a little more color to help cover reddish checks and yellow undertones. Help please! What foundation and color would you recommend?    
Hi, I am 20 years old and I suffer from hyperpigmentation & discolorations on my face. I am also on a tight budget, so I was wondering what can I do to help have a clear skin? Thanks!
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. 
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?
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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I am also looking for a moisturizing skin product. I've heard from several people to try Cerave, Cetaphil, and Vanicream products, but not sure which is the best for extremely dry skin, especially on my hands. I have tried several things, but my skin is still very dry. Sometimes it's painful because it's so dry and cracked. Can anyone recommend a good moisturizing hand cream or butter that I could start using? I'm hoping to find something that finally works that I will be able to use daily.