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Bianca1717
Q. Im gonna be a freshman in highschool this year and I wanna start wearing more makeup
Hi. I cant decide if I should just get a good tinted moisturizer and then put a setting powder on over it or if I should get a foundation plus setting powder? I have redness on my cheeks ( eczema), so its something i'm insecure about and want to cover up but I want to find the right way to go about doing it. What would be your suggestion?
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY GURU andyhtrieu / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. It's really up to you. In high school, you don't really want to look too overdone and made up just for school. I see too many girls at my school with full on glam makeup... see post
sangriana
Q. Buxom Lash vs Urban Decay Lush Lash mascaras
Hello, I am wondering how the Buxom Lash mascara and Urban Decay Lush Lash mascara would compare. They have very similar hourglass brushes. I have been using Buxom Lash, and really like it. Should I stick with Buxom Lash or try the Urban Decay one?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi sangriana!   I love both of the mascaras, but I definitely prefer the Urban Decay Lush Lash mascara over the Buxom mascara. The Urban Decay Lush Lash mascara has ... see post
bcvalo11
Q. need help with Kat von d's powder foundation match?
if im a c40 in mac's studio fix powder plus foundation what color would i be in KVD's lock it powder foundation?
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi bcvalo11,   You can try the Deep 62 or 66, depending on how deep of a shade you want. The 62 might match you a little better, but some people like a little more w... see post
skk150
Q. Bridesmaid/junior bridesmaid makeup & hair?
I'm going to be a junior bridesmaid or bridesmaid in a wedding in April (I'm 14). I'm not sure if we'll get our makeup professionally done, so I'm wondering what makeup I should wear so I can plan ahead. I have very pale/cool combination skin with blue eyes and auburn/brown hair (naturally curly and medium length). I obviously don't want to stand out too much as it's the bride's day to shine, but I also don't want to fade into the background and be just a face in the crowd. I don't know what color our dresses will be. So, to sum it up, I need makeup products & ideas to use for a bridesmaid's hair and makeup. Thanks!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Skk150! You may want to check with the bride and see how far along she is in terms of choosing colors for the wedding and even consider if she has any particulars. T... see post
wpld
Q. Hydrating Eye Makeup Remover Wipes
I've always had to use Almay's  moisturizing eye makeup remover pads because all others dry out the skin under my eyes.   I can no longer use them because I have learned they test on animals.  Anything else out there comparable?  
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IAmLadyLiterary
BEAUTY MASTER IAmLadyLiterary / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. @miabt according to any cruelty free list MUFE is not cruelty free because they do not meet the standards.  Cruelty free means that they do not test themselves, commissi... see post
Bianca1717
Q. What makeup products would match kylies eyes, and lips in this picture?
like what eyeshadow and lipstick could i use to copy this look?
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miabt
miabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. I have to admit, she is gorgeous!  Two shades of lippies that came to mind was the Buxom Full On Lip Tarnish in either in Mug Shot or Extortion (nude pink vs a pink nude... see post
Bianca1717
Q. Which naked palette would look best on me?
I dont have a picture to attach but, I have dark hair, dark brown eyes, and really pale skin/cool skin tone.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Bianca1717,   For your skintone, I think that Naked 2 would be the best, it has easy to wear pretty taupe brown shades that I think will look great with your skin... see post
Bianca1717
Q. Bronzer for fair skin?
I have pretty fair skin and ive tried a few drug store bronzers and they all look ridiculously  dark on me. Any suggestions for bronzers that arent too dark? The ones i tried look like ive wiped mud on my face.
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IAmLadyLiterary
BEAUTY MASTER IAmLadyLiterary / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I am a little lighter than an NC15 (and less yellow) and my two all time favourites are Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil if i want a matte/contouring bronzer, and Too Fac... see post
channy149
Q. Foundation colour match help a aussie out please ;)
I am a MAC NW25 or MAC matchmaster 4 in colour I am wanting to try the Kat Von D lock it councation the Bobbi Brown long-wear even finish foundation the Tarte Amazonian Clay, Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup and Laura Mercier oil free I am in Australia heading to USA in 1 month if anyone can give me some suggestions iknow they do colour matching and colour IQ when I was in the USA 8 months ago they gave me all too light colours in the above foundation
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi channy, I don't have the ability to color match you based on brands that we don't sell. However, if you go to the Sephora + Pantone Color IQ here > http://www.seph... see post
wpld
Q. Questions About Oil Cleanser For Combination/Oily Skin
I was sent a sample of the oil cleanser from DHC and I loved it.  I would have never considered putting oil all over my face.  I would buy it but problem is they test on animals.  So, what would be the best oil cleanser for my skin type?  Also, does it defeat the purpose of the oil cleanser if I use my regular cleanser afterwords?  Thanks so much for the help!
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thechicgeek
BEAUTY PRO thechicgeek / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I have combo/oily skin also and I love,love,love the Moisture White Shiso Cleaning Oil from the Body Shop(which is cruelty free). This stuff does an amazing job dissolvi... see post
Newbie1210
Q. Foundation for Tanned Asian Skin
Hello. Looking for a full coverage foundation that matches my skin tone. I am a Tanned Oriental Asian ...kind of like Grace Park, Michelle Kwan...any recommendations? Thanks!
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kariyava
HALL OF FAMER kariyava / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. It sounds like you may be a perfect color match for Becca's olive color.  They have a bunch of different formulas, but the ultimate coverage creme has the most coverage.... see post
MysticalAngel
Q. Bridesmaid Makeup: HELP!!!
So I'm going to be a bridesmaid for my friend's wedding in August. I just picked up my dress last week and I love it. I've been looking for makeup ideas on YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr and I really have no idea what to do.   Here is a picture of the dress:   And here is a picture of me wearing it, so you get an idea of my skintone. (Please excuse the horrible picture, my camera was having a tantrum that day lol.) I'm about a NC 40-42 or 2Y09   Thanks!!!!!!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi MysticalAngel!   What a stunning bridesmaid dress! The color of that dress is really gorgeous and is very flattering on you! I would definitely choose blush and l... see post
smith2874
Q. Good summer lip?
Something that is easy and I can just swipe on without a mirror! And won't melt in my bag on a hot summer day! For summer; lip gloss or lip stick? I always feel like lip stick is too heavy, but I hate overly sticky glossy lips (so does my boyfriend!).
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Loretta55
BEAUTY MASTER Loretta55 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. Another idea was shown to me today by a Sephora MUA. Use a lip liner and after lining your lips fill on the lip lightly with the same pencil. Smudge this slightly and to... see post
Diana1909
Q. What face primer should I try?
My skin gets super oily (even with powder!) after only a few hours and my foundation seems to never set, it always comes off if I touch my face. I also have acne prone skin, so if there's a primer that smooths out the skin, that would be great, but my main concern is the oiliness.   
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gatsby3
BEAUTY SAVANT gatsby3 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. My two faves are the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer and the Becca Ever Matte Primer. see post
tinkerchels
Q. Finding that perfect shade
I recently purchased the Discover the Amazon 3-piece set and absolutely LOVE the Amazonian Clay 12-hour full coverage foundation! The problem is, I now want to purchase a full-size bottle, but I don't know what shade of 'light' the set came with, as that colour perfectly matched my skin. Does anyone know the shade?   Thanks!!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi tinkerchels,   The Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 in the Discover The Amazon 3-piece set is in the shade Light Sand.   I hope this hel... see post
kayla2009
Q. Watery Eyes- No Allergies
I have watery eyes. I've tried almost every technique in the book from lightly patting application area with napkin, to switching eyeliners. My eyeliner just won't stay put. I've even tried applying eyeshadow over the eyeliner, and that just makes it smudge faster...I've tried gel liners, pencil liners, AND liquid liners...even the waterproof liners smudge...help?
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. An eyelid primer can prevent eyeliner from smudging on the eyelid.  I suggest the one from NARS as inferior ones like the one from Urban Decay does not work for all ladi... see post
pansey
Q. Dark skin and white SPF
I have dark skin and I SPF lotions are white and changes the way my foundation looks and if I want to go bare skinned with out make up I look like a ghost?
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laynebr
BEAUTY BOSS laynebr / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I'm a WOC and nothing works better then the Goldfaden MD sunscreen mist. As the name states it's a fine mist I usually apply it after my make up is done. It's like an in... see post
scarletb
Q. Fact or Fiction: Makeup Expiration Dates
I admit, I'm the worst at throwing away my makeup... how bad is it really?? Any wiggle room?
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kalex
HALL OF FAMER kalex / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I honestly pay close to zero attention to supposed expiration dates. I have lipsticks and eyeshadows that I've had for years and they still have the same smell, consiste... see post
Bianca1717
Q. What foundation would you recommend?
I have dry skin and everytime I use a foundation whither it be powder, liquid, etc, it always cakes up, especially around my mouth and upper lip and I just need a good foundation recommendation that wont cake on.
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knadala
HALL OF FAMER knadala / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Benefit Cosmetic's Hello Flawless liquid foundation. The formula is light and is made to allow your skin to breathe will providing coverage. I am currently on my second ... see post
sueshee
Q. Best concealer for under eye wrinkles
What is the best under eye concealer that is not drying and won't settle into my wrinkles and crows feet?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi sueshee,   I love the Sephora Collection Smoothing & Brightening Concealer. This concealer is extremely lightweight and never settles into the lines around the ey... see post
BreannaLeigh
Q. How can I insure that I will have a tan that lasts for my entire honeymoon?
Hi, I am getting married this June and would like a fake tan that will last for both the wedding and the honeymoon. I have tried the St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse and I love it. However, I do not see it lasting for an entire week, especially if I swim in the pool at all. Is there anything I can use in addition to the Bronzing Mousse that will help my tan last for the entire week? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Breannaleigh, Try using the Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion. It will last a long time and the color is very natural. Also, make sure that you... see post
Nkhnor
Q. Foundation
My foundation makes me look grey, why is that?
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Mia007
Mia007 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. it is possible that it oxidizes. I have heard about this before. Perhaps you should mix it with another brand and see if that fixes the issue. Good luck.   see post
SephoraAddictxo
Q. Clinique Cheek Pop Blush
Hey Beauties! I've been eyeing Clinique's new blush lately and would love to try it out! I'm just not sure what color would look good on me. I have fair skin with pink undertones. I'll upload a picture of myself  in natural lighting (hopefully the quality is good!) if that helps . Also, if you ladies can suggest me a good hair product for volume that would be great also x)
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I think Berry or Ginger would be nice for you. Ginger is a really pretty and natural color. Berry looks like it would match too.  see post
ashee99
Q. Primer for teenager?
Hello everyone Im 14 years old with mixed skin I would say with break outs every once in a while. I need help finding a primer that would help make my makeup stay on. Thankyou Thankyall so very much for all the help I shall see what works out for me;D
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marydiva
HALL OF FAMER marydiva / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hey Ashee! (: I'm a teenager (age 18) and the best primer I have ever used was the Smashbox Blemish Control Primer. It seems pricey at first, but lasts a long time. Plus... see post
Jahnina
Q. NARS powder foundation dilemma
I always use NARS (fiji)  powder foundation SPF 12 but its sold out EVERYWHERE for some odd reason!? I absolutely love NARS fiji is my perfect color match but I am in desperate need of a new powder and sense I can't get NARS anytime soon....   Any suggestions on some other good brands I was thinking Chanel but I don't know? I also wonder what would be the color match for other brands for me any suggestions?   Oh and I am 21 with semi dry skin if that info helps. 
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younbrit
younbrit / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I'm having the same problem as you now.  I literally cannot find NARS fiji powder foundation anywhere!  Did you end up trying the recommendation for the Becca Perfect Sk... see post
disneygirl98
Q. Adding more coverage to my foundation?
Do any of you know what a good product is that I could use to combine with my Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation to help give a little more coverage on my forehead and around my nose? I have my MUFE Full Cover Concealer that I love to use on my zits but I need something to cover those other spots that need extra coverage. I also want something that helps me to achieve a natural flawless looking face. Thanx xoxo
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi disneygirl98,   We have already given you a ton of advice in your other thread. Please review comments for us over there! Here's the link to the post>http://bit.l... see post
Meeaaggss
Q. Recommendations, please? :)
Hey girls!   I NEED YOUR HELP! I've been having some bad dandruff lately, what are good things to help clear it up? I have round, brown eyes.. What are some tips, tricks or palettes that help define your eyes? I am currently using UD primer potion but I'm discovering that I have rough patches on my eyes now, what is another good eye shadow primer? 
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splashionista
BEAUTY MAVEN splashionista / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Hi, I also had rough patches that developed after using UD primer potion for a few months.  It was very sad.  After that, it seemed That my eyelids were super prone to b... see post
Lannaaax3
Q. Freckles and Foundation
Im looking for some advice on how to even out skin tone and redness without covering up my freckles. Im really pale and I have fairly normal skin with some dryness around the nose on occasion.    I currently use a liquid foundation, applied with a brush, and sometime a matte powder over it. However I also have a lot of issues with it looking cakey. Im just looking for a light foundation that will still show off my freckles. 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Lannaaax3,   You may want to try using a primer before applying any sort of liquid foundation to your skin. A primer should prevent your foundation from looking c... see post
ChibiHikariChan
Q. First time wearing makeup. What are the essentials?
First time wearing makeup. What are the essentials products every girl needs? This is what I look like. What should I get?
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I agree with Killah and Notcreative; your skin is gorgeous. I think for beginners, there are 3 essentials: mascara, blush and a lip gloss. Notcreative has a good idea to... see post
bearygirl
Q. Alternative to Dermadoctor Litmus Test pH Correcting & Renewing Glycolic Acid Facial Moisturizer
Dermadoctor Litmus Test facial lotion solved my problem of my moisturizer lasting til midday -- then dull dry skin.  This lotion does hydrate skin well.  The issue is that Litmus Test does not contain SPF and so I have to add a layer of sunscreen.   Would you suggest another moisturizer that contains SPF and hydrates just as well as Dermadoctor Litmus Test lotion?     
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi bearygirl,   I recommend trying Lancome's Bienfait Multi-Vitamin Enriched Daily Moisturizing Cream or Dior's Hydra Life Pro-Youth Protective Crème SPF 15. Both of... see post