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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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BEAUTY MASTER Sansara / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I got sample of Chantecaille cream some month ago (I think, in NET-A-PORTER kit). Sample was pretty big, 10 ml (0.3oz). I`m using it and I`m completely in love! Texture ... see post
BTS Face products?
need help finding a powder/bb cream/foundation for school! I'm fair with combo-oily skin (oily in t-zone, normal/dry with KP on cheeks). I want something that feels lightweight but lasts all day with my crazy skin. I also want something that will be natural looking---I stick to light neutral looks for everyday occasions, and my school allows only modest makeup (no neon yellow eyeshadow or black lipstick). As far as acne, I have very minor blemishes/blackheads, but redness is somewhat of a concern for me, mostly on my cheeks. I'd appreciate recommendations on face products (foundations, primers, concealers, powders, etc.) from Sephora, the drugstore, MAC, or even other stores! I just want something comfortable and nice-looking 
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BEAUTY BUFF PreppyBeauty28 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Woah thanks for all those recommendations! I love the UD Setting Spray and Maybelline Fit Me Concealer too! I've been eyeing that Maybelline BB Cream and the Mac Pro Lon... see post
bronzer color
I would like to change bronzer as I feel the color I use is too light. I have a medium complexion with combination skin. I am 51 so I use it for cheeks and eyes vs. a lot of makeup. Suggestions on brands and colors?
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Foundation
what foundation will work the best for me? i tend to get oily throughout the day, but i have some dry patches. i want a foundation that will help with both, won't emphasize my pores, and is around 30 dollars or less.foundation for my skin?
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Wedding foundation/powder-lrg pores
Hi all:   Getting married in October and need suggestions for a primer/foundation/setting powder that will not make my huge pores worse.  I don't even wear foundation or powder at all on a good day as the colour just goes into the pores and makes me look like I have little coloured dots all over my face.  The rest of the make up is planned, have the whole look, just need to get the basics down on the face to make it perfect.  Would appreciate some product suggestions!    Thx in advance  
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BEAUTY PRO Daskala78 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!  On my wedding day, I wore Almay Truly Lasting Color Foundation and topped it with Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Powder.  My ... see post
Spring/ Summer Found in the Wild 2016 Thread
Just noticed that all of the spring stuff is showing up (early as always) but the thread is still specific to Winter (which it is...but tell the brands).  So what have you found, dear BTers, that is new on Sephora...
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
http://www.sephora.com/ultimate-miracle-worker-multi-rejuvenating-lightweight-emulsion-spf-30-P409962?skuId=1848654&icid2=just_arrived_toplevel_us_skugrid:p409962   ht... see post
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!    thought i should add that i am 22 years old! 
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SPECIAL GUEST lennyh / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
thank you so much for the response!! i have heard great things about the first aid beauty face cleanser, and am excited to give it a try!  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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SPECIAL GUEST DenikaQuinn / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you both so much! :) 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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Mapleup17 / NEWCOMER / replied
For BB cream I suggest either the Clinique BB cream if you want to splurge or the NARS Tinted Moisturizer if you want less coverage. A great drugstore one is the Garnier... see post
Everyday teen makeup
BEAUTY BUFF PreppyBeauty28 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I'm also a teen, so here's what I normally do on school days---Note: I have combo/oily skin and normally wear natural and neutral makeup.   1) I put concealer where I ... see post
Keratosis Pilaris (KP) Makeup?
I have some keratosis pilaris on my cheeks. The texture issues have improved since I got on the pill (what a great random side effect!), but I still have redness. Normally I'd just find a green color corrector, but I'm wondering if specific formulas will be better suited to the kp (still some bumps). Are there any correcting concealers, primers, foundations, etc. that work best for this?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi PreppyBeauty28, MUFE  Redness Correcting Primer is really effective at neutralizing the red and prepping your skin for makeup.  For foundation, I'd go with products t... see post
Foundation Separating...HELP!!
Hi All! I'm having issues with my foundation separating...I believe. I have never had this happen before so I'm not sure I'm using the right term.  What happens is within a few hours of applying foundation around my nose, chin and sometimes my lower cheeks, the foundation settles or separates to the point where you can see little lines in the foundation.  Blotting or applying more powder only makes it worse. I have tried different primers/foundation combos but haven't found one that works.  I used to use Smashbox BB/CC cream, which worked a little better but i have horrible acne scars and need more coverage. Since trying true foundation it's been a mess. I have acne prone combo skin with some dry patches but also get pretty oily throughout the day.  As I get older I notice my skin seems a little drier but still def gets oily too.     I currently use: Cleanser Neutrogena Oil-free acne wash Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer-(Have tried multiple different moisterizers-in search of new one for my combo skin, that won't clog my pores, but still gives good amount of moisture--all cause same effect on foundation). Make Up Forever Smoothing Primer Shiseido Synchro, or Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 currently. Previously have tried Estee Lauder double wear,(Looking for something that does not feel "mask like", but still covers somewhat well).  Laura Mercier Translucent Finishing Powder (have tried patting on with puff, or dusting on with brush)   I have tried applying the foundation with a damp beauty blender, different foundation brushes or with fingers. All has same results of clinging to my dry patches (despite exfoliating) and ends up separating, and essentially looks horrible a few hours after applying.    PLEASE ANY help/suggestions you can send my way will be greatly appreciated!!! I'm to the point where I don't even want to leave my house because the thought of putting on foundation and it looking bad makes me want to give up trying.   Thanks in advance!!!  
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jwilson / RISING STAR / replied
I've had the same problem for years. I have found that setting my foundation with Coty Airspun Powder with a big spongey puff (not the one included) makes my makeup last... see post
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 BUFF PreppyBeauty28 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
First, I think it depends on exactly what you want the product to do. Bronzers are for adding warmth to the face, just like you've been laying out on the beach all day. ... 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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BEAUTY MAVEN Melelina1 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I am a warm tone. I have bright red hair w some black bangs and black at my temple area. I look great wearing oranges, corals, etc. I am usually moderately tanned.   I... see post
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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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi karlakiss19,   Your Color IQ is #2Y08 for the  COLOR Y375 - Golden Sand, in the Make Up For Ever  Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation.      I don'... 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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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi makeuppp1,   Your Color IQ is #3Y07 in  COLOR Warm Beige - medium with neutral-to-golden undertones, in the Too Faced  Born This Way Foundation.   Y... 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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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AlexMrs,    Your Color IQ is # 2Y07 for COLOR Tawny 3W1 - tanned beige with warm undertones in the Estee Lauder  Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup.   ... 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
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
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
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