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Q. Setting Powder with No flashback?
Hey all - I know there are some questions like this already but wanted everyone's updated opinions. I'm doing my own makeup for my wedding day and wanted to find a setting powder that didn't have much flashback as I will be in a lot of photos that day!   Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder was recommended to me before. Does this cause flashback?   Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. In terms of flashback, there are many factors to keep in mind. For starters, what type of powder are you using? Silica based powders have made a huge splash in makeup wi... see post
Q. Pale/combo Skin Foundations?
Hey, My skin is very pale, my chin, creases of my nose and forehead are often dry but my cheeks, T-zone become oily during the day.I am having troubles finding a foundation that will actually work for my skin even after going into a few of the sephora stores. I have been using CLINIQUE Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup and I love it. It works great. The downside is that I am too pale for Clinique's lightest shade which is linen. I am shade 1Y01. I have tried make up forever ultra HD and found it looked cakey on me and clung to all my dry skin (around the edges of my nose, forehead and chin). Then I tried Kat Von D's Lock it and that too looked like I just crushed chalk up, mixed with water and painted my face (was even a little whiter then my face!). Ive tried BB creams but they dont do much for me other then make my T-zone worse.I am currently using Urban Decays All nighter foundation but I am finding that it applies nice but after setting for 3 min you can see its clinging to my dry skin again. Acne isnt something I really have to worry about as i only get one or two pimples every now and then  but I do try to cover my veins because I am really pale and you can see them (yes i get sunlight I swear I just dont get any color or burn)  I just dont know what to use now.. Losing hope in foundations lol!  Thanks.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @PickyPandu.   I agree with @lylysa, I'd definitely recommend looking into a primer. First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer and Smas... see post
Q. Creasing and fine lines!
Okay... So I have extremely dry skin and use many products to prep my skin before applying foundation with my beauty blender.. I use peter Thomas roth's cloud serum, Dr. Jart ceramidin gel-cream after and sometimes even Neutrogena hydro boost water gel under the Dr. Jarts when im super dry.. then I go in with baby skin primer from the drug store (open to finding a new primer primarily for dry skin or filling fine lines.) I apply my foundation and everything is golden until I apply my concealer, I use Urban Decay naked skin concealer (I've used Nars creamy concealer and Maybelline instant age rewind also) . My problem is.. If I don't set it, it definitely creases within seconds... But if I do set it, it instantly looks dry and starts to crease within the next couple hours.. And im talking bad.. makes me look like im 5 years older than I am. So what am I doing wrong? Is it the concealer im using? The setting powder? I feel like ive tried everything. Oh and I use Maybelline fit me set + smooth pressed powder to set my make up. Looks great on my face but not so much under my eyes. I've also used Laura Mercier secret brightening powder to set with and I wont even try to describe how awfuly that worked for me lol.
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Kelsiiibee,   Have you considered trying out a setting spray instead of a powder? I suggest checking out the Algenist Splash Hydrating Setting Mist. This is a se... see post
Q. what color???
I really want to try KA skin enhancer but I cannot find color match for color id 1Y04. Can someone please help me?!?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Kayajade,   I'd recommend the shade, Sx05, in the The Sensual Skin Enhancer!  Sx05 is about one shade lighter than your skin tone.   Always, Danee see post
Q. Huge pores from glasses
Hey guys, which products should I try next for pore minimizing? I'm looking more for masks/treatments than face wash. I'm a 21 year old college student and I wear glasses 24/7. I have combination skin but my pores in my t-zone and cheeks are huge from my glasses. I've tried pore strips, GlamGlow SuperMud, Salicylic Acid wipes, Kate Somerville products, etc. yet all they do is dry out my skin, nothing has noticeably reduced my pores. My skin is very fair and sensitive, can you recommend some products? Thanks so much! Edit:  I use Philosophy Purity face wash morning and night, and Origins Original Skin Serum at least twice a day, or more if my skin is dry. Also use Kate Somerville Gentle ExfoliKate once a week to smooth out my skin. 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Sugarstan!   Pore size is unfortunately determined by genetics so there are no over the counter products or methods of treatment to permanently alter their size. A... see post
Q. Nars Sheer Glow with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer?
I know that the Nars Sheer Glow is technically water based, but being as the second ingredient is a silicone I'm wondering if I'd be able to avoid having my makeup  pill/bead/generally apply weirdly  with the Hourglass primer despite the fact that it's mineral/silicone based. Has anyone tried this combo before? I'm also looking into the Smashbox Photo Finish Light primer but I'm very scared about switching up so much of my base makeup with my skin's pretty unrelenting sensitivity (other than being sensitive my skin is combo-oily but I'm not afraid of needing to blot or powder). Thanks! 
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BEAUTY MAVEN crystalcake / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Super duper late reply, but NARS sheer glow plus Hourglass veil is my current go-to combo :) They work well together! see post
Q. Foundation Help
Hello All,   I'm having trouble with my foundation lately. I've been using the Tarte Amazonian clay foundation and I've noticed my skin has become very dry. To the point were my whole face was flaky. It could be the weather that's doing it to my skin. But I was wondering if anyone had other suggestions for foundation. I'm having dry skin issues but I also get extremely oily throughout the day to the point where my makeup will slide off. Before anyone asks I do use primers and setting sprays nothing works to fight to oil.  Thank you all in advance 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @LilAsh2,    I agree with @TrysBeautyItems, it sounds like you're skin might be extra dry so it's producing extra oil to compensate. I'd look into getting a reall... see post
Q. Foundation Problems -- Oiley Skin X 10
I'm not sure what has been going on with my skin lately - but I haven't had any extreme problems with it in a while. Lately it seems like my skin started producing mass amounts of oil causing my foundation to start separating (this never happens). I'm in need of some recommendations for skin care because I know that is where it should all start. Right now I exfoliate my face twice a week with a strawberry sugar scrub I purchased from Sephora, following up with a normal face wash and then a charcoal pore face mask once a week. I'm using an oil free lotion but I honestly think it's horrible. I went to Sephora and tried a few samples of the fresh mattifying serum with the tatcha pore gel (it was alright). I'm trying to make my make up last longer and keep my oiley skin under control and need some skin care recommendations and maybe primer recommendations as well because I love my foundation but I want to make it work where my chin isn't shiny within four hours of wearing it and I don't have separation around my nose.   So far I haven't been a fan of the benefit porefessional primer or any of the makeup forever ones. If someone could help me out I'd greatly appreciate it.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Rachachaa,   Skin can become more oily because of lack of hydration! It doesn't sound like you're exfoliating too often with the sugar scrub (over exfoliation ca... see post
Q. Lightweight Foundation for Combination Skin
I am looking for a new foundation.  A few years ago I started using Urban Decay foundation.  While I loved it initially, I have found I like it less and less as time goes on.  I feel that it just slides off of my face, or spreads after a long day.  I want something lightweight and natural looking, lately I have only been using concealer to cover up my red puffy areas or large pores.  So, I am looking for a foundation that is suitable for combination skin, oily t-zone, that is lightweight, not cakey, and can last all day without being touched up. 
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HALL OF FAMER EvangelineDamon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Best lightweight, medium coverage (can be built up when needed) foundation is Lancome Teint Idole. I also have a similar skin type to you and this formula has become my... see post
Q. VIB
i am a vib member but have not used my makeover how do i know when it's been 90days 
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi toricampjones89,   It looks like your VIB complimentary makeover has already expired. However, I'd recommend contacting the Sephora store you plan on visiting to ... see post
Q. Foundation recommendation
I was previously using sephora hydrating and smooth liquid foundation in R35. Since it is no longer available for purchase which other foundation is equivalent to it. Thanks in advance
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi @Sabnjaz    There are foundation matching sites that have databases to cross reference color - I highly recommend Temptalia to search for a match. see post
Q. I wear Iman's clay#4 powder foundation. What do I use for a corrector and how do i apply it?
MARIAN17 / RISING STAR / answered
A. YOU NEED AN ORANGE COLOR CORRECTOR .  AFTER EMBRYOLISSE LAIT-CREME,  BOBBI BROWN EYE CREME,  PRIMER;  YOUR NEXT STEP IS COLOR CORRECTING WITH ORANGE FOR DEEPEST CORRECTI... see post
Q. I am 54 year female - my face if show more age spots - what product do you suggest to fade these spots?
StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi 041Michele,   If your skin isn't sensitive, your best bet for quickly fading dark spots would be a product containing hydroquinone, such as the Murad Rapid Age Sp... see post
Q. ABH Dipbrow Pomade??
I love the Anastasia brow wiz but it gets a bit of a hackle when it runs out. It is a bit pricey and I was thinking why not use the pomade instead, to avoid the runout of product like how the brow wiz runs out. The only thing is I'm a bit afraid to use it, it's just more advanced to learn... I already have a angle brush I received in a brush set from amazon, so would that be ok to use too? A part of me wants to try it out and another part is saying don't do it, what do you think?
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HALL OF FAMER myumew / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Whenever I use the pomade I use the ABH #12 brush. I get great control with it cause it's thin and firm enough for precision, but not too tough where it picks up toooo m... see post
Q. Neck creams
Hello,   I am in search of a great preventative neck cream.  Im 26 so I think I just need something preventative.  I don't know if its best to just apply sunscreen in the am and something more specific for the night.. I don't really want anything too thick or really expensive.  Any recommendations?  
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HALL OF FAMER NikaBT / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi caliwag,   Sunscreen and just your normal daily moisturizer (provided it's not super thick) should be fine! I like to apply thick face creams myself, but these te... see post
Q. I can't get my concealer to stay on my face/ get that flawless look?! :(
Hi everyone.   Okay, so whenever I put under-eye concealer on it doesn't stay on my face for even an hour or two without dissipating. I use a colour corrector under my concealer ( Smashbox color correcting stick ) to cover my dark circles, followed by Kat Von D's Lock-it creme conealer that I lightly set with powder ( Laura Mericer loose setting powder ). I also set all my whole face with UD's All nighter setting spray . I do not use a lot of the corrector and concealer - I am very careful about that.   Even though I do all of this, when I look in the mirror at work about 2hrs later, my concealer looks all broken up and strange, like it's wearing off my face or textured or something. I don't rub my eyes, so I don't get it.  It really bothers me! I just can't seem to get that smooth, even look like all the beauty vloggers seem to achieve.   Does anyone know how I can fix this or what is going on?? I would really appreciate the help!!! 
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HALL OF FAMER trucie / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. You have to use some kinda powder to set the concealer. My favorite is the RCMA no color loose powder.  see post
Q. Can You Give Lipstick Suggestions?
Just went through my collection and disposed it of all expired lipsticks! Ready to try out new things. Any brand is welcome besides Lime Crime (allergic reactions)! ALSO, I haven't even on the BB in forever! HEY GUYS!!! Heres a photo as a skin tone reference point.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Lilleexoxo!   I would recommend checking into Bite Beauty, their formulas are made with all food safe ingredients so if formulas can be hit or miss with your aller... see post
Q. Asking for a friend
Hi, my friend has been asking around for a good product to alleviate her dry lips, but I don't have that problem so I came here for help. She doesn't want an exfoliator because they just irritate her lips even more. Her lips are EXTREMELY dry to the point that the area around her lips is also dry and red.  
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. hmmmmm, the fact that it's around her mouth tells me she either has lip lickers dermatitis, eczema or a vitamin b deficiency. i suggest she go on a vitamin b supplement... see post
Q. URGENT HAIR HELP!
I have been blonde for about 2 and a half years now-I'm sure a lot of you know the maintenance that comes with it. I recently decided to dye my hair back to it's natural state, an ashy brown. After the first dye job, my hair didn't take all the color so I went back and got it redone 3 days later. It's not been about 3 days since the dye job and I washed my hair this morning with color depositing shampoo, and IM GREEN!  My hair has this faint, green tint to it that is noticeable. I have read online that it's because I didn't have the right base...but I can't afford another dye job.    I just purchased the Tressa Watercolor shampoo that should deposit color (I used John Frieda this AM) and it say's it has red tones in it. The red should cancel out the green right? As a 16 year old in high school, the last thing I want is green tint to my brown hair.    What would you recommend? Use the Tressa and see what happens?
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Totally agree with @sabrinas and @lattegrl, any professional should know that your hair needs those red undertones back in it. If a salon messed this up, it is on them t... see post
Q. Acne fighting makeup
I am brand new to face makeup, ive been doing my eyes (eyeliner, mascara, primer) for years and am confident with that. I am looking to get into face makeu but I am very acne prone and i have oily skin. so i have been looking into acne fighting foundations and primers but my question is if i get an acne fighting primer do i need an acne fighting foundation?   I have also been looking at bb creams that are also acne fighting and along with that i was thinking of using just that on my face in the place of foundation since it is a lighter product. with that though would i need a primer underneath it? which brings me back to my first question again, if it would need to be acne fighting also
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Fighting acne should be taken care of with skincare. You can use acne fighting makeup, it's ok if it's not as long as it's right for your skin type and you are diligent ... see post
Q. Foundation
What is a good liquid foundation for combination skin, oily skin, that is light, and would cover up the redness of my skin? Looking for more coverage! I have only ever used powder as I have oily skin and didn't think that liquid would work for me but I want more coverage.
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BEAUTY BOSS JillyBeanTX / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I am loving this Two Faced Born This Way Foundation.  I get red and ruddy.  Combination skin.  Prone to cystic acne.  LOVE this because I get great coverage and it doesn... see post
Q. Concealer
I was looking to buy the Nars creamy concealer but I'm not too sure which shade would fit my skin tone best. I would go to an actual Sephora store but its a bit far. Thanks for any help!
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Your skintone looks fairly close to mine.  Based off this picture I would guess you're vanilla. see post
Q. face makeup for wrinkly skin
My mom asked for a fluffy powder brush for Christmas and said that since she's getting older (late 40s) she can't just use the puff that comes with it anymore because it settles into lines so she needs a fluffy brush to blend it out. I was thinking about it and I think maybe she needs a primer instead (I'm going to get a brush anyways but I might also get her a primer). Are there primers that cater to her issue or is there a different solution?    side note: in terms of makeup she only uses a light layer of powder (I think it's l'oreal) and sometimes tinted lip balm, nothing else
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CaseyHunter / FRESH FACE / answered
A. if she likes powder and has sensitive or redness to her skin i highly reccomend IT cosmetics CC+ Veil. It's a finishing powder that is super light weight but can be made... see post
Q. Kat Von D Lock It Edge Concealer Brush or Marc Jacobs The Concealer Brush
Hello,   I am interested in a new under eye concealer brush and am looking at either the Kat Von D Lock it Edge Concealer Brush or Marc Jacobs The Concealer Brush. The shape of both these look fairly similar. I have the Sephora Pro 57 brush which works quite well but was interested in something with a different shape. Would you recommend going with the Kat Von D brush or the Marc Jacobs?   Thank you! 
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BEAUTY MAVEN Danielle625 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I would go with the Kat Von D brush. I would actually get the Kat Von D Shade and Light brush-it is $34 and you get two brushes (one on each end)-is the brush that is be... see post
Q. Herbivore Coconut + Sea Salt Beach Wave Hair Mist
Hello!    Does anyone know when the Herbivore Coconut and Sea Salt Beach Wave Hair Mist will be back in stock on the Canadian Sephora site? I hope it will be back in stock during the sale!   Thanks so much  
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. By chance are you signed up for notifications for when the item is back in stock?   According to the VIB Rouge thread covering the promotion, it did state the below---... see post
Q. Maximized beauty routine ?
What are some tips for a flawless makeup application? More specifically the foundation application. My normal routine is excite, moisturize, prime and apply my foundation followed by blush and or bronzer. But I'm never happy with the result. I've tried numerous primers. He I find that my imperfections still show through. What are some tips to really maximize my routine?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Smiles08, Which products are you currently using and what are you having difficulty covering? see post
Q. I want to know..
I'm looking for a product that will hydrate my skin from being dry and being oily when its hot or humid outside. my t zone can get oily so i want to know what's the best pick? also please tell me the difference between laura's tinted moisturizer broad spectrum and the oil free?
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BEAUTY PRO NatalieeBT / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. Hi @Janeyy2,   The difference between the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Oil Free is and the Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum is the Oil Free Moist... see post
Q. Daily skin regiment for a super sensitive acne-prone skin?
Hi! I have a very sensitive skin and lately I am having quite a hard time with it. I am 40 (already!) and still have acne (little, very deep under the skin type of pimples, not exactly what you see on those acne treatment informercials). It will breakout for several reasons (hormone, heat, stress...) I followed different treatment for that (even with a dermatologist) and I found out that, because my skin is very sensitive, using acne treatment actually make it worst somehow...my combination skin is often mistaken for a very oily one because as soon as I use something too strong my skin get's oily to cope with the harsh ingredients. So, I am looking for new products for my skin because what I am using right now cause my skin to breakout a lot and my skin is itchy. I am using clinique products (the more gentle soap, the no.2 clarifying lotion, the turnaround revitalizing serum and the moisturizing gel). I am using the Neutrogena CC cream instead of a fondation. Usually when I combine a very gentle soap with very light moisturizing I am doing fine. I would like to know the products that may be better for me (from soap to moisturizer), which BB or CC cream to use, well, which skin care would make my skin better. I know my skin is not typical but maybe that might help other women that also have a very difficult skin. It's hard to find a product that will soothe and prevent acne, help with those first wrinkles as well as be gentle on a skin that won't put up with ingredients that are too strong. Thank you so much for your help! Ps. I hope the writing is not too bad, english is my second langage
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC Notorious1 / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / answered
A. Hi, What you are describing is "cystic acne" or adult acne, which is different from the kind of acne teenagers deal with and all those infomercials talk about. My siste... see post
Q. New Moisturizer
I need a new moisturizer for the winter. I have very dry skin that peels but my skin can also be very oily. I need a moosturizer that is going to help my makeup last all day and not look oily. But I also need something that helps with my dry and sensitive skin. Any recommendations?
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BEAUTY PRO ncip / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. As others have mentioned it sounds like your skin is reacting to something or having some issues with something. What's your current routine?     Argan oil could be so... see post
Q. Moisturizer for super dry skin in fall / winter
Hi experts!   I'm 38 years old and I have super super dry skin with fine wrinkles and a loss of firmness.    I've been using the "drunk elephant serums (for day and night)" and the "perricone face finishing moisturizer" on top The "face finishing moisturizer" is not hydrating enough for me in fall, when the humidity drops and the heater takes away the rest of the humidity.   I was thinking to switch to either "Perricone hypoallergenic nourishing moisturizer" or "Peter Thomas Roth mega rich intensive anti aging". What do you think? What works best with my drunk elephant serums? Should I switch to moisturizer for daytime and a richer version for night time? Thanks so much in advance!!! 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Pickyblondy,    I definitely recommend a heavier moisturizer for night during the winter! My skin gets pretty dry in the winter so I really like to use something ... see post