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Q. New Foundation Wanted
Hey!! I have dry skin with an oily T-zone (so combo) and i want a new foundation that is medium to full coverage that is long wearing (wont sweat away) and will not look cakey, any suggestions? 
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi GabGab96 I think Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation would be perfect for you.  It looks fantastic on combo skin.  It has a full coverage but doesn't look or feel... see post
Foundation for Vacation?
I will be going to Thailand soon, and the weather there is HOT. Better yet, I'm going during the humid rainy season! I would rather not have something that has a full, heavy coverage in that heat! My acne has gotten better so I'm not as concerned with getting full coverage as I used to be, but I'm still not sure which bb/cc cream or even tinted moisturizer is good enough to last in the heat!   I've tried benefit's bb cream but the somewhat powdery finish made my dry spots look splotched an uneven, as any powder foundation does.    I have fair, sensitive skin that is dry combination.  Thanks for any suggestions!
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puppetpop / NEWCOMER / replied
I'll have to try it! Thank you! see post
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 GURU seemee22 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Not sure if you prefer a serum, but have you tried Revision Skincare? They make a 30% VitC.  lotion that works pretty well.       see post
Textured skin due to acne scarring (like dents)
  I have textured, uneven skin due to past acne. Its not too bad and dents aren't too deep but it is so annoying. My pores seem large too. What could I use to resurface my skin and get rid of this scarring?
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BEAUTY WHIZ purly / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Not much can be done for old scars. Even retinols only really help with never ones.   I've heard Laura Gellar spackle primer is pretty good for pitting, but I haven't ... 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
Some new...   http://www.sephora.com/big-beachy-hair-anywhere-surf-travel-set-P408126?skuId=1790484&icid2=content%20store_just_arrived_toplevel_us_skugrid_just%20arriv... see post
Natural Makeup
How do I pull off the I'm wearing make up but I am not look?  I have brown hair, hazel eyes and fair skin.  Thank you
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BEAUTY PRO AbbySee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hey EPaden,   The key to the 'no-makeup' makeup look is to find what works to enhance your features. A flawless base is the key--looking like you have luminous porcela... see post
contour battle
I have been seriously trying to get into the contour world. I have been told before to use the NXY and I did not like it. So I've gave in and decided to either get the tarte contour pallet or the Kat Von D one. I need some pros and cons of each? (fair skin tone, combo skin type)
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@meganlisa  True!!! Thanks for adding that =) see post
FOUNDATION HELP!!
i'm looking to buy a foundation that won't settle into laugh lines or look too cakey. i think i have combination skin…. it's initially somewhat dry in the beginning of the day and gets super oily as the day goes on in addition to being acne prone. i'm torn between kat von d lock it foundation and Makeup forever matte velvet
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CAUDALIE VS FIRST AID BEAUTY
I am looking for a new skincare routine and would like to use the whole line. Im debating between FAB and Caudalie as I have sensitive skin. What do you guys recommend? I don't have any skin concerns besides pores that should be controlled with exfoliating I would appreciate suggestions!
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HALL OF FAMER darkiceis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The ultra repair cream works wonders on my body and is a favorite for me, just not on my face, oh no not the face. see post
A Vegan Moisturizer for Oily Skin ?
Hello,   I'm looking for a moisturizer for acne prone/oily skin. I'm vegan, so it needs to be a cruelty free brand. Thanks so much!!
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BEAUTY MASTER DaintyDiva / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Sunday Riley's holy trinity: Good Genes + Luna oil + Tidal. You may not need all 3 of them, of course. Ole Henriksen, REN and Dr. Brandt are also great cruelty free bra... see post
Looking for the best tinted moisturizer for my complexion.
    I am a makeup junkie, but on my off days where I'm just running errands and not going anywhere special, I would like to use a tinted moisturizer to match my skin tone and still cover up some dullness in my skin.        I currently use Laura Mercier (it's a deluxe sample from one of my rewards), it looks ok but I think it's to light for my color, and after a while it makes my skin very oily (I naturally have oily skin).  What would be best for my skin tone and provide the best coverage?       Also, what are smoke tips when using tinted moisturizer?  (i.e. application measures, making it last long periods of time)
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SIGHTSEER tinyjess / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
I tried NARS, and i found the perfect shade for my skin, and the matte finish is perfect.  No oily mess.  ANd it last for some time!   Thanks for your advice! see post
color match help plz
i am interested  in  the  tarte  rain forest of  the  sea foundation not  sure  what color i would  be .....makeup for ever 127, dior foundation 031, smashbox halo 4, josie maran vibrancy awakened
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SPECIAL GUEST jessiBeauty / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
thank you and  one  one  foundtion i want  is  the clinique beyond perfecting foundation what sade  you think i will be  there? see post
Face Primer - Age 26
What is the absolute best, long-lasting face primer for someone with extremely dry skin?
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HALL OF FAMER HoneydewK / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There probably is no absolute, the best one (otherwise everyone would be using the same thing...?).  I like Hourglass mineral veil.  see post
Kevyn Aucoin/Hourglass Brush Review???
Does anyone have a review and/or how to for any of the Kevyn Aucoin brushes? I've been searching Youtube and can't find anything. There a few that I want to get or am on the fence about getting and I'd love to hear someones thoughts and how they use the brush, etc. It's a MUST I get a review of the following brushes, but best case scenaio I could find a review of all of them... 1. The Soft Buff Brush 2. The Sculpting Brush 3. The Blender Brush 4. The Concealer Brush   I'm also interested in Hourglass brushes. I found one or two videos on Youtube for those but, again almost nothing.    Anyone have any resources for review, or would be kind enough to write their own reviews of any Kevyn Aucoin and/or Hourglass brushes?? Thank you so much in advance y'all. XOXO
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I can speak to some of the Hourglass brushes quality! I'll just do a list/bullet style type review.   All Hourglass: No. 7 Finishing Brush - dense & doesn't shed - ... see post
Turning 30, Skin Regime a Mess. Exfoliate and Peel or Exfoliate or Peel?
Just turned 30 and I know you should use a peel pad daily, and I've been told to use an exfoliator, should I alternate them? Or use the peel pad everyday and the exfoliator twice a week? I have flaky skin everyday, It's pretty smooth on most of my face but it's dry, flaky and acne/blackhead prone on my nose and chin. I'm also hoping to save some money because my regime is expensive and I think too complicated.  Cleanse with Skyn Iceland Glacial Facewash Tone with Skyn Iceland Arctic Face Mist Peel with Skyn Iceland peel pads (sometimes daily, sometimes every couple of days) Treat with Ren Overnight Facial (usually on days I'm not using the peel pads as this helps replenish moisture) Serum with Murad (can't remember what it's called but it's supposed to help with hormonal breakouts) Moisturize with Ren Global Day Cream Indie Lee Blemish Treatment (it's the same as the Kate Somerville Eradikate).  Things I don't want to change: my moisturizer (it's heavy but it's the only one that reduces the sensitivity of my skin and actually provides enough moisture, everything else I've tried from oil-free, to light moisturizers, to other heavy moisturizers and oils have not worked. My blemish treatment , which is a spot treatment I use at night and clears up my acne without drying up the rest of my face, and it works when nothing else has. My cleanser, it's a good buy, effective but not to drying, natural and is helping to balance my skin.    Things I like but don't need or would like a cheaper alternative: the serum , I want something with Retinol that won't break the bank where a little goes a long way. The Ren Overnight resurfacing treatment , I love this but it's expensive and probably I don't need it, but it's nice to use once in a while when my skin is crazy dry.    Things I need some tips on: the peel pads , these are a must-have but I don't know if I should switch to just an exfoliator when I haven't found them to be effective and I would like a cheaper alternative. Also, I would like good advice on a nice exfoliator with lactic/glycolic/aha acid or an enzyme exfoliator.  I would like to simplify my routine if possible but have been struggling to find a way to do it, save some money but keep up with my skin feeling amazing (for the most part). 
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HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't know how harsh the Skyn Iceland peel pads are, but some peel pads are gentle enough to use daily and some aren't. I use the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance pads... see post
Eyeshadow and Lipstick for Prom 2016
I have prom coming up in a week. My dress is navy blue. It has white, silver, a rustic gold, and turquoise beading on it. I'm not sure on what colors to choose for my eyeshadow or lipstick?? I have brown hair and brown eyes with a light to medium skin color. Help! 
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BEAUTY PRO AbbySee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hey daphneann,   Personally, I'd either do a bold hot pink lip with a purple smokey eye or burnt orange lip, with a gold eye look. Let me know if you'd like specific r... see post
NEED SOME SKINCARE ADVICE!!!!
I  have just purchased the Fresh Seaberry face oil and the Fresh Lotus cream.  I love them both!!!  I  would like to purchase a new cleanser, face scrub, moisturizer, face treatments, I just don't know where to begin.  I have oily skin and sometimes have some dry spots.  Any advice/Help would be greatly apprieciated.  Thank you so much!!!    
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Increase Eyebrow Growth
One of my eyebrows is much less full than the other, and I was wondering which products/at-home remedies have proven successful for others to increase eyebrow hair growth?   I've heard a ton about castor and coconut oil, and am curious as to any other suggestions..?    
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SPECIAL GUEST RGee31785 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks so much everyone - what a fantastic community!   Looking forward to trying out the suggested products =) see post
Kat Von D Lock it concealer
I am in the foundation color medium 62 of Kat Von D, what Kat Von D concealer should I use?
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @lexichristi!  KVD 62 has a Color IQ of 3Y10.  You have several options:   - Deep 34 - 1R10 - The pink undertone will neutralize discolorations; the depth of colo... see post
Skin Care for a 26 Year Old
Hi all. I'm attempting to revamp my current skin care process. I'm 26, with oily skin and LARGE pores. I do get acne but mostly I just have massive pores for days which can pack in anything. I use a Dr. Dennis Gross Moisturizer and Fresh Eye Cream in the morning, but I don't have a routine for at night. Should I be using an anti aging products at night or am I to young for that? And if so what products should I be using?? Do I need a serum? Or an oil? Do people with oil skin use oils are does it make it worse? I definitely need to start using something because I don't want my skin to be falling apart in ten years. ANY and ALL advice is welcome! XOXO
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HALL OF FAMER BlueEyeAli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Its never too early for anti-aging products. Im the same age as you and use them. I have sensitive combo skin with large pores on my nose and chin. I love LUSH Dark Ange... see post
Is there a limit to how many foundation and concealer samples I can get?
I've been wanting to try some new foundations and concealers since i'm almost running out of both. I know that you can get samples of both concealers and foundations but I don't know if you're only able to get a certain amount of each.
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HALL OF FAMER BlueEyeAli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
They will make you 3 samples on each visit, which if you live far away from a store can be a pain. I have brought my bf in with me because I was looking for a cream/seru... see post
Super Dry Skin Foundation
I have super dry skin and have been looking for the perfect foundation that give light/medium coverage without clinging to dry patches and looking cakey? I prefer a natural finish and not too look *too*dewy. Thanks! 
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BEAUTY MASTER theramenlover / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I love the MUFE F&B Foundation. I've got dehydrated and dry skin as well and I find that the MUFE wears really well on me. It's water-based (something like 80% water) so... see post
Am I getting adequate sun protection?
Hi! Now that summer is here (even though I'm in LA so it's sunny all the time), I am especially concerned with getting enough sun protection! My makeup contains SPF 30 and I apply it each morning. To be specific, I generally use Tarte Tinted Primer with SPF 30. Is this enough to get through the day? I always go on a 30 minutes walk in the sunshine during lunch, 6 hours after application. I'm inside the rest of the day. Is this enough? Do I need to be reapplying? I also have very oily skin so can't be putting on lotion throughout the day. What do I do?????
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HALL OF FAMER darkiceis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It didn't work out at all for me. I have very dry skin and I've never felt my face so greasy before.  see post
I have an old Makeup Forever thats not the Ultra HD and cant find the shade since its changed the old one is N160?
I need the new Ulta shade that is compatible to this.. thank you
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
R410  see post
DIor makeup
Hello, I am currently using dior hydrallife BB creme and really like it.  My only complaint is how long it stays on.  I was told at the sephora here that there was a longer lasting one.  Do you know what that would be or something you recommend?  I have rosacea and need something that will cover the redness.  I like the primer that is in this makeup but I do still use a moisturizer with the makeup.
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
First off, do you use a primer or a corrector? Make Up For Ever's Step 1 primer that's green and Becca's Color Corrector in like pistachio or something will work wonders... see post
Best heat protecting product
What is the best heat protecting product for keratine straigthened hair?
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Silk Touch Leave-in Cream is gentle, moisturizing, and adds protection during heat styling. It's good for all hair types.    The most import... see post
what is the best color lipliner to use with coral lipstick?
   
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
What kind of look are you going for? Do you want it to be contrasting or complimenting? Either way, typically good to just take a peak at a color wheel and try it out. A... see post
Super dry skin
Hello, I have very dry skin. I've tried many different moisturizers, but nothing has helped. The only moisturizer that actually hydrated my skin has been moisture surge intense by clinique. I wanted to give something else a try because I've been using that one for a while and I feel like my skin isn't responding to it as well. The most recent ones that I have tried is the vinosource by claudalie and the deep rose hydration cream by fresh, neither of the two were enough. I've also tried belif the cream and gel and first aid beauty. Any other suggestions? Help! Thanks!
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Try oil cleansers! They're wonderful. I love them for my weirdly summer activated dry skin. My favorite is Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Oil. It's pretty cheap and does a... see post
I'm looking for an amazing peach lipstick for medium colored warm skin tones.
I'd like it to be a stunning lipstick with great color payoff.
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Here are some to try and the reasons to do so:   Neutrogena Moisture Smooth Color Stick  - moisturizing formula full of emollients  - attractive peach shades - easy... see post
What is the best waterproof make up for a complete look?
BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have been looking for an answer to this for years. The best I've come up with is MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (which isn't waterproof enough to go for a swim in) with a... see post