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Q. I got Color IQ'd to 3Y08, What MUFE HD Shade am I?
So, as the title says, I did the Color IQ and got matched as shade 3Y08. However, this shade doesn't show me a MUFE match.  I want to get the HD foundation, but I don't know what shade I would be.     Thanks for your help.
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Beauty essential products
I am putting together a basket for a local fund raiser auction. It is a beauty essentials basket. Any suggestions of some can't-live-without beauty products? It can range from beauty care to make up. Examples: Sugar lip care, benefit mascara, still lip gloss, ciate nail polish. Any suggestions would be great. Cost for each product needs to remain around $20 or under
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kacikat / NEWCOMER / replied
Awesome! Thanks for the input (: see post
Senior Pictures Makeup?!!
I have UD naked skin liquid foundation and im having my senior pictures done in a few weeks and they will be taken outside. Im wondering if this is a good foundation to use ??! and Primer?
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kacikat / NEWCOMER / replied
I am a bare minerals fanatic. They have a great tinted primer that you can also use for sheer coverage. For my senior pictures, I used my bare minerals products and the ... see post
Best Nude Nail Polish
I'm looking for the best nude nail polish for my skintone (Nars Tahoe or Becca Amber)  any recommendations on what colors will work for me?
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BEAUTY WHIZ PopularMakeup / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I was coming to recommend Butter London High Tea, but I see that Laura recommended it :)    Butter London Tea with the Queen and Butter London Yummy Mummy are also nic... see post
I would like to purchase a shampoo and conditioner to protect and brighten blonde highlights.
BEAUTY BOSS GennX / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
There's also Joico violet color endure shampoo/conditioner, it can be drying if you don't deep condition your hair regularly. I use the Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel treatme... see post
Skincare
How long should I give my new skincare regimen to know if its working for me? I'm treating acne and discoloration.
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BEAUTY MAVEN Bellaurex / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Between 4-6 weeks, you should start seeing results by then :) see post
Lipstick changing colors
Hey ladies!   I've got sort of a strange question, hopefully someone could help me with...Whenever I use any type of lipstick, lip crayon, lip stain, etc., it goes on normal, then after about an hour or so, it starts turning very bright, almost neon. Does anyone know why that happens and/or how to stop it from happening?    Thanks ladies!
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HALL OF FAMER missey1973 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I went to MAC a few weeks ago and got  Twig and Velvet Teddy ( I think that was their names). I wanted to get that Jenner girls look. Well after I put them on, in about ... see post
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick
Hey Ladies!   I am looking into Urban Decay's Revolution Lipstick but cannot decide on a shade! I've looked at multiple swatches on different blogs and (Sephora) discussion boards, but cannot settle on any one shade.   I have pretty light, neutral skin tone (I recently was color matched to 3Y03 or Urban Decay's Foundation in 2.0).   Recently, I have been attracted to bright pinks and corals, but am looking to venture out. I haven't gotten the nerve to try reds permanently just yet as I have not found a sample of a red that looks good on me. So I'm thinking somewhere in the mauve/plum range, but not too dark...   Does anyone have any suggestions or favorites that they swear by? And possibly suggest a matching lip liner by Urban Decay as well.   Thank you ladies!
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BEAUTY PRO shaniceee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I really like the color on you, but am afraid that it may look a little too brown with my skin tone. see post
How do you cover up hyperpigmentation on legs?
Hello! I have bad hyper pigmentation marks on my legs from cuts and whatnot, and I was wondering what products to invest in for flawless legs this summer! Im african american, so we are more prone to hyper pigmentation...any tips/recommendations are appreciated  
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would work on fading it with a body lotion with vitamin c and by exfoliating and wearing sunscreen religiously.  fake tanning lotions work great for evening out the ap... see post
Can someone help me determine my face shape?
ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ashlie,   I would have to agree with everyone else that is saying you have more of a heart-shaped face! :) see post
Eyebrows
What are some good eyebrow pencils or products for thin eyebrows? The front of my eye brows are really thin. I find that I have to draw on too much with pencils and my eyebrows start to look bad. Any suggestions? I am currently using Anastasia brow wiz.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi brb0100,   My all-time favorite brow products are the Anastasia Bevery Hills DIPBROW pomade and I use it with the ABH Brush #12. I was using a pencil and eyebrow ... see post
Shaving face
Hi, I just started shaving my face and I was wondering if there are any guidelines for doing it. Like the best time to do it or if I should wait a certain amount of time before applying makeup.  Also I usually do it before I shower is that ok?  Thanks
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi newtothis123,   I've heard mixed things about whether or not women should shave their faces - traditionally the advice was always no, never do it, but more and mo... see post
Help picking shade for Giorgio Armani Luminous silk foundation
So ive been trying to find the right shade for me in the GA silk foundation but need help matching. Currently i wear the color Santa Fe in the Nars Sheer Glow. I feel like the 5.5 in the GA would be a good match for me but am unsure. Any suggestions?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi marlene017,   I agree that 5.5 would probably be a close match for you - if you can get to a store to swatch the shade that's what I would suggest!   http://w... see post
Tinted lip balm that doesn't melt!
I've never been a big lipstick girl, but I do like a little subtle color. I find glosses too sticky/shiny without enough hydration. Burt's bees tinted lip balm is my favorite thing in the world but it's ruined after one sunny afternoon in the park. I've been using regular lip balm with nars satin lip pencils to get my color fix, but I feel like there has to be a good one-step solution. Help?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Rose Passion was probably the shade I would label as one I would make as my grab and go neutral with a slight pop of color. They're all pretty wearable because they'... see post
So much research, so many choices, trial and error, looking for skin routine
Hi, I am 24 years old and have many skin concerns and am obsessed with beauty products and reviews since I have been disabled so it passes the time.  However, I'm not getting any direct answers to a good skin routine to up my skin game.  All my life I have true oily and olive skin.  So I am a bit blemish prone..but that was only to pimples. Now I am suffering from pores on my cheeks and chin which is odd. And know I have combination skin (shiny t zone drier cheeks) I am now better to know to try out skin care products in starter kits to see what is best.  I am also concerned with aging and due to insomnia have dark circles under my eyes (which products have been helped) so I'm looking for aging products especially a night mask that don't make me break out.  I always used sacylic face wash and spot treatment for pimples and clinique dramatically different moisturizing lotion but it turns my face red.  I currently have tried the pore no more to go  kit by dr brandt. with their triple peptide eye cream.  I use charchol face wash and the biore face scrub 2 a week and also do the one minute mask.  I used the skin ceuticals equalizing toner but it doesn't do much.  And I don't want to mix products.  And the ROC 5 in 1 multi correction restoring night cream recommended makes me break out like CRAZY.  I started bought the simple start for trouble free skin by shisedo mainly for the mostiurizier but I was wondering what you thought about it.  I got sales of the mural black head reformer and pore reefing as well as murals acne spot fix.  And I use Tree Body wash for bacne breakouts which works wonder fly.  What do you believe is the best night cream for my skin and day and night routine?  Especially Day?
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BEAUTY MAVEN Aleshy10 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The Youth Surge Night Age is clearly an expensive and binding purchase as well as the perricone intensive pore minimizer.  Do you know where I can get samples or cheaper... see post
Shiseido Ibuki Line?
What do you feel about this new line?? I both the trouble-free skin kit because I really just wanted the Shiseido Buki Refining Mosturizer that won the Allure award for best moisturizer for oily skin tone.  But Paula's Choice reviews are horrible.  And every product I look up on that website has poor reviews for everything!! What do you think??
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BEAUTY MAVEN Aleshy10 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have been using it but I'm scared I do still have pores and blemishes..Is there something I could add  in there to protect my skin from breaking out? see post
Flaky Skin
I've been washing with Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser in the morning followed by a spray of rosewater toner and EltaMD AM moisturizer. In the evening I use Skinceuticals Purifying cleanser (which contains glycolic acid) with my Clarisonic followed by a spray of rosewater toner and EltaMD PM moisturizer.   Twice a week I've been using Exfolikate in the evening - on those nights I dont use my Clarisonic.   My forehead gets small bumps and breakouts and this sigificantly made it clearer and smoother. My chin was clear and breakout free as well.   I've been using this regimen for about 2 1/2 weeks now and I'm starting to get dry flaky skin around my chin and mouth and also on my forehead. I'm also noticing breakouts coming back in my tzone.   How can I get rid of this dry skin? Even after moisturizing my skin is still flaky. I didn't even use foundation because I knew it would make the flakes more noticable. My skin was so clear and smooth a week ago, how can I get back to that place?
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BEAUTY WHIZ kelloua / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
If it were me, I'd use all Cetaphil (especially if you use the routine suggested above with Exfloikate once a week).  Then once you've gotten to a place where you skin i... see post
Oily Monolids: Eyeliner doesn't last on my upper lashline?
I always start with Urban Decay's primer potion and then use Stila's liquid eyeliner. For the most part, the eyeliner doesn't budge for the entire day, except for right above the upper lashline. This is because I have those oily monolids and it always annoys me when I see a line of skin start to show up under my eyeliner...any tips to make the eyeliner last even longer? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN Aleshy10 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
My primer sometimes doesn't let my favorite liquid eyeliner stay dark, so I use the new Benefit Liner over the edges or places that start to shed and it lasts all day. see post
New foundation advice/suggestions
I recently used UD Naked skin foundation in Shade 1 and while I liked the lightweight formula I am interested in finding something with more coverage and longer lasting.   My face is a combination of dry and oily. Dry between my eyebrows and oily around my nose and on my forehead. (Any suggestions on the dry patch between eyebrows would be appreciated as well ) Should I use a b.b. cream or primer underneath?   I am also interested in knowing what I should use for a concealer, I have never used one but have bags under my eyes like I am sleep deprived, and it always shows through the foundations I use.   Any suggestions on a product? I would go to a Sephora location to ask but I live a few hours from the nearest one so I hoping I can get help on here! Thanks in advance for any replies!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For a dewy-matte finish that has more coverage than the UD, I would suggest check out MUFE's HD foundation or NARS' All Day Luminous foundation.   See if you can test ... see post
Clinique
I'm interested in ordering Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer and need help with the color. I use Fresh Neutral for my Clinique Acne Solutions. Thanks.
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi recruiterpa,    The best shade for you in Clinique's Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer is 12 Porcelain Beige. :)  see post
Help Choosing a brow product
I am looking for a brow product that will give me natural looking brows that is easy to use with staying ability.  I have medium auburn hair and fair skin.  I also don't want to spend an arm and a leg for it either.   I have been looking at Too Faced brow envy but now I am not so sure. Please help!  
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BEAUTY GURU lew132 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I love the ABH brow wiz.  I can use it light handed for just minimal shaping/filling or I can really get in there for a defined brow.   I use the ABH clear brow gel as w... see post
BB/CC Cream Recommendation Needed
I have combination skin - quite oily in the t-zone but definitely looking dryer under the eyes as I get older (I'm 45).  With summer coming I was hoping to find a great BB/CC cream.  I was hoping to find one with light coverage.  Currently I am wearing and loving the color match of Lancome Nude Miracle 110.  If I look at the color IQ it says I'm 1R05 (I was color matched as 1R06 but I'm not quite sure about it)  but I will no doubt get a little darker in the summer, despite my use of sunscreen.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sounds like you're on the right track with everything you've shared so far! :D   The Erase Paste makes for a great light-weight corrector for the undereyes so layering... see post
Under eye concealer & foundation
I've read varying opinions on the topic and wanted to "ask the experts."  When should under eye concealer be applied? Before foundation? After?  Before applying eye makeup - or after?  The makeup experts I've had do my makeup for special events have applied the products in a different order than I normally do at home.  So what's the best order for application - foundation, eye makeup then concealer????
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BEAUTY GURU jobro1027 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I was always told to apply foundation and then concealer because the idea of foundation is to act as a base for the rest of your complexion.   I've gotten into the hab... see post
Finding a pore primer for monster pores and extremely dry skin
I've read so many posts about the best pore primers, but nearly everyone is talking about their oily skin and how they want to mattify it.  When I use pore primers that have oil absorbing qualities, they dry my face out so badly that my foundation starts flaking off a few hours after I use it.  One poster asked about this and instead of getting primer suggestions, they got moisturizing suggestions.  I know how to moisturize, and why I have dry skin. Even when my face is properly moisturized, the primers will then dry it back out.  I can use benefit porefessional, but it doesn't do a great job on my pores.  I have tried : Kiehl's Blur, DHC Velvet Skin Coat and Pore Clarifying Cover Base, Laura Mercier, Philosophy supernatural, the new Smashbox for pores, Bare Minerals Prime Time, the regular Smashbox primers, Too Faced, Urban Decay, and I can't even remember the others.  They either dry me out or are not thick enough to really fill in my pores.  Any other suggestions? By the way, for anyone with oily skin and huge pores, the best pore cover I have ever found was DHC Pore Clarifying Cover Base, but it dries me out so bad.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Pore minimizing and oil absorbing products will often share similar components, one of them heavily being the use of silica/silicone. This is because silica is effective... see post
Oil Control!!!
Anyone have tips for oil control to the t-zone!? . . . I just started to use Dr. Brandt pores no more primer . . . It helps but the t-zone is still getting oily. Any suggestions for other primers? Or is it just as simple as me having to powder that area through out the day . . . which im sure is the nomral thing to do. I really don't carrying any products with me at work but it might not be a pad idea for powder. Suggestions on products ladies? Let me know!
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Malgal00,   I like to use oil-absorbing sheets throughout the day to help minimize shine and oiliness in my skin. My favorite oil-absorbing sheets are the Boscia ... see post
Can someone recommend a good ... ?
I have been a hunt for a good foundation for a while. My skin became so sensitive I'm scared to try out new things. I need a foundation for everyday/night i do not like to buy two different foundations. I am combo/oily.. I get oily on my T-zone. I really do need help, and I prefer liquid. 
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HALL OF FAMER H216 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What kind of coverage are you looking for? Also, do you prefer powder or liquid? see post
Shipping delays to canada becoming too common
So i ordered Bite 003 the minute everyone had said it was poping up and buying   Has anyone else who ordered this in the US or in CANADA, not gotten a tracking number yet?   i ordered soon as it popped up at 10:30 or 11:30 that morning Says its been shipped Borderfree link still just says sent to processing center... its a little annoying.   any time i used to order id have my tracking number the next day... the last few times ive ordered its taken longer and longer...   anyone else??
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BEAUTY SAVANT SimplyYulz / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
hope so :D  im anxious haha  see post
Calling All GA Luminous Silk Foundation Users!! Need Advice/Help!!
  Hey everyone- First I'm terribly sorry if there is already a massive thread on here about this but I couldn't find it and my question is more specific so here it goess--- Before this brand/product was ever  available online I used to drive down to Boston, Mass to the Sephora that carries Giorgio Armani's cosmetic line in store. I haven't gone for a while, but when I did, I would always obsess over  "Luminous Silk" and purchased it once when I was there for a rouge event at that event there was a GA rep who matched me as a 4.25 which is the same match that the Sephora color IQ matches me with (which for me, the IQ never works out one day I am one IQ shade and the next month I'm another # so for me that isn't at all a fool proof method I'd rely on ) SOOO NOW THE --Problem WHICH IS- I had some doubts about the color that the rep at Sephora matched me with.. it just didn't "fit: SO when I got matched at Saks Fifth at the GA counter the GA counter manager seemed to clearly know her stuff seeing as she was the counter manager of GA..lol and SHE matched me as a 4.75 she was like "yep your 4.75 that's it end of story" kind of short didn't even put another shade on me to make sure...BUTT the shade seemed to match me fairly well and I ended up buying the 4.75 and used half of it and gave the rest to my mother months later because I had developed a "no foundation phase"...NOW just a few moths ago, when I was at the same Sephora that carries GA in the store....I clearly got drawn to the silk foundation again... I wanted to pick up another bottle of "luminous silk" and this awesome guy working at that Sephora told me to try the few shades out that I was unsure of, after I told him my dilemma and he even said he still gets confused about the shades.. SO..he gave me samples of shades 4.5..4.75...and 5. When I got home I put all 3 shade in swatches in a stripe on my arm and I couldn't figure out for the life of me which one had a cool/ pink undertone..or which one had a warm/yellow undertone..or which one of them had a neutral undertone,(MOST OF THE TIME FROM WORKING IN THE COSMETIC INDUSTRY A WHLE AGO AND LEARNING THIS TYPE OF STUFF, I CAN TELL WHAT UNDERTONE A FOUNDATION HAS) THE OTHER PROBLEM WAS -  all three shades he gave me samples of somehow or another worked on my face as I recall but it was back in September so now I cant remember AND NOW that this stuff is online on Sephora.com,  I just would like to order it online rather than having to go down to the Sephora that carries it in store    CLEARLY THIS IS WHY I AM ASKING FOR YOUR HELP..LOL - one thing I know for sure is that I am in the 4-ish shade range or 5.0 because 4.5..4.75..and 5.0 worked for me a few months ago BUT then again I was matched twice as a 4.25 so I am just SO CONFUSED and hope you guys figured this out more than I have :/ MEANING- is there a certain undertone to the shades ending in .25's and .5's and .75's and so on? AND IF ANYONE USES THE SHADE 4.5 OR 4.75 OR 5.0 WHAT UNDERTONE DO YOU THINK THAT IS HAS AND WHY THAT SHADE WORKS FOR YOUR SKINCOLOR?   ALLL THE HELP I CAN GET IS GREATLYYYYY APPRECIATED Thanks--   PLEASE HELP       
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BEAUTY GURU Yuumei / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I'm so glad I'm not the only one that's experiencing these kinds of issues :) I drag product down my neck as far as it can reach and try to blend everything but I'm sure... see post
MUFE HD Foundation Shade Recommendation
I was colour matched to shade 127- Dark Sand last year in the MUFE Invisible Cover HD Foundation. I absolutely love this foundation- I love the coverage, the finish, etc. I am slightly more tanned than when I was matched to 127, so I'm looking for a recommendation for one shade (or even half a shade) darker  in same skintone family. Thanks!
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SCENE QUEEN jontario / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
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Guerlain Meterorites Brush worth the cost?
I am thinking of venturing into the Guerlain Meteorites world, but the price of the corresponding brush seems pretty steep. Any close products for half the cost? Thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS AnneMCC / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I bought the brush and ended up swapping it. Looked pretty but wasn't that great. Now I use a Guerlain powder brush that came with a GWP from guerlain. But any powder br... see post