My BeautyTalk Profile
Who's Online / 6,149 users
Ask The Experts
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Q. best products for oily/dry skin and dry/thick hair ? go!
Hello, I have a weird skin type. It's definitely more on the oily side , but in the oily parts my skin is flakey ..? Not sure why this is. I have large pores and tend to breakout. I exfoliate, moisturize, prime, set... And my makeup still looks like crap.. Within 2 hours. The oil starts to separate the makeup , while ithe makeup is still clinging to the flakes? It looks terrible. I have tried brushes , besuty blender etc.. Anyone else have the same skin type as me? It's so frustrating! What are the best products for it ? Also any good products or tips for dry thick hair ? Please help!! Thanks   primers ive used : smashbox , benefit, urban decay, makeup forever skin care I'm currently using : gentle cleanser by neutoragena, alcohol free gentle toner by neutoragena, and clean and clear oil free moisturizer . And garnier black head scrub exfoliater   current foundation: Mac Pro long wear , and SEPHORA brand setting powder 
see post
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. If you're having issues with dryness and oil, while finding cosmetic items to suit your skin may be important, you may want to address these components via your skin car... see post
Q. Foundation for acne scars & advice on shade
Hi!  I'm stuck home after back surgery so can't get out to my Sephora.  I'm looking for a new foundation to cover/fill in acne scars.  I have a great primer but need foundation.  Here's my info: I'm naturally very fair with cool pink undertones but use self-tanner so not sure if that would effect the undertone of the foundation I pick. I want my face to match my neck with self-tanner on it.  I think if I get a foundation with pink undertones it won't match the yellow in the tanner.  I have combo skin, oily t-zone.  I'm 53 and I take good care of my skin so wrinkles aren't an issue.  To recap: need foundation to cover acne scars (some deep); what color/undertone should I get to work with the tone self-tanner makes my skin? I'm looking at Estée Lauder Extreme Wear (I think that's what it's called) or Kat Von D but I'm open to ANY suggestions. Phew!  Ty so much for helping me!  Being stuck at home sucks...especially when you wanna makeup shop!
see post
Q. Glasses-proof makeup!
Hi, everyone!  I've read a bunch of older threads regarding glasses and makeup, but I have a specific question for those of you who wear glasses and makeup.  I need to wear my glasses at work because I work on a computer, and I just can't look at screens anymore without them.  I don't need them for the rest of the day, until it gets dark, and I need them again.  Basically, I'm going to spend a considerable portion of my day wearing them, and a considerable portion not wearing them.  Every day when I take them off, though, my foundation is smudged on the sides of my nose and the bridge of my nose, where they rest on my face.   The question, then, is what will actually survive through 8 hours or so of glasses?  My usual routine is toner and moisturizer in the morning, then primer (either Smashbox or the Porefessional, whichever I grab first), foundation (Clinique Even Better Makeup), and a little bit of powder to set it (typically ELF, unless I have a sample of something else laying around).  Is there an unbeatable foundation I should try?  Different powder?  Or do I just need to start carrying a kit to fix my face after work?  (Ugh)
see post
BEAUTY GURU rachelhill / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. I wear some thick, heavy glasses.  Here are the things I've found that help minimize the smudging. 1.  Primers that are thinner.  Think MUFE hydrating primer.  Or Nars ... see post
Q. Looking for a lip liner
I recently bought a Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense lipstick in 48 Satin Blackcurrant and I'm wondering what the name of the lip liner is that goes with it?
see post
BEAUTY WHIZ MUAStephM / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. I don't have that lipstick, but I have the lipliner 10c. I think it would be a good liner for it. Maybe a shade too light as I can wear it for my darker but not ultra da... see post
Q. Best hair and skin products for a beginner
Hi everyone,   I'm a total newbie. I have oily, damaged, long hair. I'm getting it cut to a medium length and want to start taking better care of my hair and my skin. My skin is moderately oily in my T zones. I'm looking for good entry-level (read inexpensive) favorites from everyone. Can you recommend me a good hair styling cream, heater styler, and a good face moisturizer and eye cream? What are some other products I should be adding?   Thank you in advance.
see post
BEAUTY SAVANT hopkinss33 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. I damaged my hair pretty badly a few years ago and ended up,cutting off all of the damage until I had a fairly short bob (it was fine but I never want to go back), so I'... see post
Q. What "fall" makeup do you use in hot Florida?
I am in my 40's.  Blond hair, hazel eyes and combination skin.  I want my eyes to pop.  THANK YOU!
see post
Q. If I purchase a product from a JCP Sephora, can it be returned to a standalone Sephora?
If I purchase a product from a JCP Sephora, can it be returned to a standalone Sephora?
see post
BEAUTY PRO kinchimonsterr / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I have done that twice before.     Even with your original receipt from Jcpenny, they will ask for your ID for return, most likely.     It's a different system tha... see post
Q. oil-free anti aging cream for men
i want to buy a good anti aging night cream and eye cream for my boyfriend who is 31years old. however with all the options its really tough to choose from. please suggest me a good oil-free anti aging cream and eye cream for men!  
see post
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Shaika,   Firstly for a moisturizer I'd check out Clinique's Anti-Age Moisturizer and Peter Thomas Roth Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Moisturizer. These aren't specificall... see post
Q. Is it okay to wear powder alone?
I have good skin and I rarely break out. I don't like to wear foundation/tinted moisturizer/bb cream because it feels too heavy on my skin, but I need something to control the oil and shine. Is it okay to wear powder alone? If so does it matter if I wear setting/finishing, loose/pressed?
see post
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Rebzina!   You can definitely use a powder on it's own if you don't enjoy wearing foundation or bb cream. The type of formula really won't make a difference - I w... see post
Q. what's the difference between lip stick and stain?
HALL OF FAMER NotCrocker / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Further to oublieux's answer below, lip stains are intended for long-wear, literally to sink into and stain the lips with pigment whereas lipsticks sit on top of the ski... see post
Q. shelf life?
I bought the tarte Amazonian clay foundation in May like may 15th, its still full since I haven't used it a lot but I would like to know the shelf life if anyone knows it also, I bought Urban Decay Naked 2 like a year ago, can I still use it? The eyeshadow pigmentation still looks good to me. I've other people use their makeup products after the exp date but I wanted to make sure
see post
HALL OF FAMER makeitup305 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Usually there's a little symbol on the back or on the packaging that has a little open tub, a number and an M. The number is the amount of months after opening it's good... see post
Q. SHEER coverage tinted moisturizer
Help! I've used the last of my Benefit YouRebel. I stocked up when I heard they were discontinuing it and I've finally run out I'm looking for a good replacement, I want something with a VERY sheer coverage that also makes me look tan and dewy the way that YouRebel did. I have very light freckles and I  LOVE them so I do not want to cover them up. I'm also horrible at picking out shades and I live 4 hours from the nearest Sephora so I have to order online and can't get my skin matched, so suggestions on a shade that is as close as possible would be really helpful. I HATE the look/feel of foundation on my skin, I just want something bronzy, dewy and sheer what would you suggest? Thanks in advance!
see post
BEAUTY WHIZ SheWhoSkis / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. Chanel Vitaluminiere Aqua is sheer, slightly dewy, and is the first of many that I've tried that is not pore-enhancing. It feels weightless, and it has some SPF. Applies... see post
Q. color iq
the lady at Sephora always messes up my color Iq. it is always too dark!! is there any oher wy to find my perfect shade?
see post
BEAUTY MAVEN hweng / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. The girl that matched me at Sephora said if you have any facial hair, especially if you're brunette or black haired, it will make the result darker than your actual colo... see post
Q. foundation help
n the mc match master I am in the shade 3. what shade would I be in the mkeup forever ultra hd foundation?
see post
Q. Primer & Powder Worth It?
Recently I've begun to use the Smashbox BB Cream(which I am absolutely in love with — you haven idea what miracles it works for me) but only by itself. The only product I use it with is a simple moisturizer beforehand. The question I have is this:  I s it worth going the extra mile to buy a primer and/or powder? I'm trying to adhere strictly to my budget, so perhaps is one more efficient than the other at keeping makeup on for longer periods of time?   Thank you so much!
see post
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. It depends. Primers can help leave a smooth base for the bb, but some moisturizers are enough. Powder can help set it, if you feel it needs it, but if you have dry skin ... see post
Q. Nose Problem: How to Prevent Redness and Shine?
Hello! I was hoping if anyone could give advice and tips on how to deal with a nose which is prone to getting red and shiny. I generally have dry, sensitive skin (and some days will even have dry patches on my nose) but by the time evening comes around, my nose looks like it's been dumped in oil (even on days when I set my makeup with Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting powder). If I try to get rid of the shine with blotting paper, for example, my nose turns bright red and stays like that for a couple of hours (a red that my concealers can't cover). So I'm kind of stuck, I either have to deal with the shine or opt for a red nose. I'm hoping that I won't have to purchase anymore powders as my Nars one was quite expensive (and still full) but any help would be greatly appreciated!  
see post
StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Cissnei,   Could you tell me more about your skincare routine? It sounds to me like this might be an issue better resolved through moisturizers/treatments rather ... see post
Q. Shade match for MUFE Mat Velvet? HELP
Ive included a photo in natural light so you ladies or gentleman can help me out. Im kinda thinking I could get shade 40 but Im also thinking itl be too light. LMK your suggestions as to which shade would fit me best!!
see post
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi IrisMBeauty,   I recommend trying Make Up For Ever's Mat Velvet + Mattifying Foundation in the shade No. 51 Golden Camel.  see post
Q. My purchase/ points from yesterday are not showing online
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi sparkles1234,   It can typically take about 24 hours for your account to update with recent purchases and points. I also recommend logging out and logging back in... see post
Q. How you do make your eyes look this expressive with just eyeshadows?!
So, I've been looking back at this picture for quite a while now. My question is: How you do make your eyes look that expressive with just eyeshadows?!  I'd love to know how to achieve this, technique wise. And, since I know the eyeshadows' color play a big role in the look too, I'd appreciate some product recommendations too. 
see post
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. For starters, she's emoting through her eyes and with her overall facial expression. From the subtle tilt of her head to her mouth slightly being agape, there's also stu... see post
Q. help and opinions
What is the best and versatile pallet either from Too Faced or Urban decay for brown eyes and a conservative style.HE
see post
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Jellybean225! Both brands come with a huge variety of palettes. In terms of what is "best" can be very subjective, but in terms of versatility, is there a certain ra... see post
Q. tarte foundation
hi! in the mufe ultra hd foundation, I am in the shade y365. what shade would I be in the tarte Amazonian clay 24 hr foundation?
see post
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi madelynv24,   You would be  Tan Honey - tan skin with peach undertone in the tarte  Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15!  see post
Q. lancome foundation
in the mufe ultra hd foundation I am in the shade  y365. what shade would I be in the lancome teinte idol ultra 24hr foundation?
see post
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi madelynv24,   I think it might just a touch darker, but your best match in Lancome would probably be  410 Bisque W.   http://www.sephora.com/teint-idole-ult... see post
Q. giorgio armani luminous silk shades
I'm wanting to try the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation, but I have no clue what shade to get. My usual foundation shade is Fairly Light in Bare Minerals Original Powder. Any suggestions?
see post
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi abanks19,   I recommend trying the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in the shade 4. :)     see post
Q. Best/Top Skin Care Beauty Products for glowing/moisturized/pore minimizing complexion
Hey everyone!   I am 21 and am looking for skin care products that improve my skin...something that evens out my skin tone, adds a natural glow/dew, enhances moisturization, and minimizes pores. Any recommendations for skin care products that improve natural skin and result in a flawless complexion? There are so many choices out there, I'm having a hard time choosing products. I have dark spots from post acne(uneven skin tone), light/medium skin, and normal(not too dry not too oily) skin. I would love to start going au natural for some days during the week and starting a healthy skin care regime.    Let me know some of your favorite skin care products!   
see post
Q. Daytime moisturizer for sensitive/combo skin?
Hi Ladies! I need help with finding a daytime moisturizer. My skin type is sensitive/combo (oily forehead/cheeks/blackhead prone, dry around mouth area). Thanks in advance!   I have tried: 1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream- too oily for daytime 2. Josie Maran Argan Oil Light- too oily for daytime 3. Shiseido Pureness Oil Free Mattifying Moisturizer- broke me out    
see post
HALL OF FAMER Sonny4President / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Try to look for a gel moisturizers, it's ideal for skin that tends to get oily throughout the day rather quickly, because it is low in oils. see post
Q. Skincare advice and natural/organic skincare routine for a 16 year old?
Hiya  My skin is pretty much all over the place- I would say that it's combination but not typically combination in that my t-zone is oily and my cheeks are dry. This probably won't make sense to you but I feel as though all over my skin it's dry and dehydrated at the same time as being a bit oily, although it's more dry around the lower part of my cheeks. Whilst I get flaky patches around my nose and mouth during the winter and face makeup can easily become cakey when applied to my skin, my skin also appears to get a bit shiny throughout the day, especially on my forehead. .I find that my skin looks quite dull a lot of the time and it is quite sensitive. I also have some redness on my cheeks and my skin can be quite problematic, recently I've constantly had a few spots on my skin (although no serious acne) and once the spots have gone they take a while to fade. I also have quite large visible pores around my nose and upper cheek area. My skin is pretty complicated but it would be great if you could give any tips, advice or product recommendations? Thanks so much for your help  
see post
BEAUTY SAVANT hopkinss33 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / answered
A. That's quite the list!    The first thing I would do is try using a charcoal mask (I like the ones from Origins and Giovanni Cosmetics) once or twice a week.... This w... see post
Q. Best Stick Concealer
For a a year I was having very bad skin problems and I would wear full-coverage foundation because I did not like my skin now my skin is much better and I can get by just wearing concelar but nothing lasts on my face. I need a good coverage last all day stick conclear. I already use the MAC ProLongwear Concelar but its so liquidy that it's basically concealer and I want something more of cream or stick form.   Thank you so much  
see post
SCENE QUEEN kaylabean38 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / answered
A. I love the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick, not too dry or cakey. I use the lightest shade, which looks really white when put on, but blends out so well, I instantly l... see post
Q. My foundation separates on my face? Please help!?
I used to have really bad acne and now its finally cleared up so I decided it will be okay for me to give up my heavy bb creams and start wearing normal foundation again...I just purchased Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super Charged because 10 Light Ivory is the perfect match for my skin! However my excitement was gone when I got home from work and saw that my face looked like poop. It separated really bad and clung to all my dry spots. My face looked very patchy and the texture looked even worse. I have combo skin with redness and acne. I exfoliate once a week and use eminence skincare. I moisturize before putting my foundation on too. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? or recommend a foundation/moisturizer/whatever? Please and thank you!
see post
HALL OF FAMER jobro1027 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. My issue with separation was never the products I was using, but my skincare. Once I added exfoliation to my routine (I use the YouthCleanse from GlamGlow, but there are... see post
Q. 12 going on 13 year old makeup
My sister is 12 going on 13 and wants to start wearing makeup. Any suggestions as to what she should wear?
see post
BEAUTY MASTER fabme / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I would start her on SPF right away,  if not already.... perhaps a sheer tinted moisturizer with/ spf and lip gloss only.  I recall in junior high, now middle school, I ... see post
Q. Kat Von D Eye Contour Brush or Mac 217?
I'm in need of a blending brush. I originally was planning on buying the popular MAC 217 until Kat Von D's Shade + Light Contour Brush came out. The only eye brushes I have is a flat eye-shadow brush and an eyeliner brush, so the reason why I'm more drawn to Kat Von D's brush is because it's a 2-in-1 and it comes in a cute case so I feel like I'd be getting my money's worth. However, my main concern is blending and creating that flawless put-together look which the 217 is known for.     My eye shape is deep set so I'm not looking for an eye-shadow brush for the purpose of emphasizing my crease. My eye looks actually involves trying to do the opposite and bring my eyes forward. I also know that it's best to have two blending brushes, but I can't afford that at the moment. Any input is appreciated, thank you in advance! ^_^
see post
BEAUTY MAVEN Stacey6989 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. A really great and inexpensive brush company that I would recommend is Morphebrushes.com. All the brushes I have purchased from them are great. A good dupe for the Mac 2... see post