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Hello!  Long story short: my goal is to find a tinted moisturizer or BB cream that [1] has SPF [2] controls oil/shine [3] is simple to use (i.e. no primer or finishing spray/powder needed) and [4] doesn't make me look like a melting clown in humid weather.   I will say the best product I've found so far is Clinique CC cream. I love that I can apply it right after washing my face, add a little blush, and go! The only problem is that it provides moderate coverage so I don't think I look natural. I would even be open to a non-tinted moisturizer that offers shine control and tones down redness. I'm going to be in south east Asia so I'm really trying to find a simple routine because space is a hot commodity in my backpack!   Thank you in advance for your advice! I appreciate it!!
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I purchased the Tarte Brazilliance skin rejuvenating maracuja self tanning face towelettes and I have a question regarding those. I apply acne creams to my face every morning and night and I want to know if it is okay to put those on after I have applied my self tanning towelette to my face and my face has dried. Please let me know since I have already applied my tanning wipe to my face and neck
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I narrowed down my choices and I don't know what the difference is between the Counter Balance Oil Control Hydrator and the Counter Balance Mattifying Moisture Crème. As you can tell I have oily skin and I also have some large pores in my nose area. I know they both are for my skin type. Anyone's help would be appreciated.
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Every time I take a selfie, I am startled by just how "off" my face looks... I don't think it looks this way IRL, but maybe I'm wrong. I know my brows are slightly off, but I've just recently had them shaped and they don't look nearly this crazy except in photos. How do I fix this?? Or is my nose/cheek crooked? Help!
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Hiiiii! I have struggled for the longest tie trying to figure out how to properly cover up my really intense rosacea on my cheeks, right below my cheek bones. I have tried so many different green and yellow creams/powders/serums and nothing seems to work. It'll get all flakey when I started to put my foundation on or it just won't cover it enough. Any advice?
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Is there anything out there that can pre treat zits? Talking about the red and hurts part. I have sensitive skin.
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Hello beauties,   For my birthday, my husband surprised me with a gift certificate to a spa for a facial.  I had never been to a spa, nor have I ever had a facial--so I was both excited and a little nervous because I didn't know what to expect.  It turned out to be a positive experience for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.    My esthetician was wonderful, and she provided some tips on what I could do to help heal my acne scars.  I have a couple small ice pick scars on my cheeks, but I have several hyperpigmentation scars--once again, on my cheeks.  I'd like to think I do a good job of covering my acne scars every day, but when the makeup comes off, I feel self-conscious about my face.  I've converted to natural, chemical-free skincare products, such as: Trader Joe's, MyChelle, Derma E, and Mad Hippie.  Unfortunately, I suffered from severe acne in my teenage years but couldn't afford to see a dermatologist, so I researched and discovered that drinking water and changing my diet could make a difference in my complexion (and it did)--but I was left with scars.  The esthetician did not recommend facial scrubs, as she said they would be too abrasive for my skin type--but she said I'd greatly benefit from a peel that contains lactic acid, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid.  I currently use Derma E peel twice a week which I love, but it contains alpha hydroxy acid.    I am asking for recommendations on a peel that contains lactic acid, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid.  I would like to get rid of these acne scars once and for all, and I know I've come to the right place for expert advice. Thank you so much in advance!   Love & blessings, Daskala
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What is the best waterproof mascara and eyeliner for really sweaty work outs?  I'm tired of my eyes burning halfway through my dance fitness and PT classes. Looking for staying power. Lengthening and thickening would be great. And Highly pigmented liners.   Thanks for any helpful direction.
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I bought a night cream on Monday Arpril 7, 2014  at a sephora retail store when I went shoping at the mall. The mall is an hour of drive from my town. No I want to return the night cream because it is too heavy for my skin. There is a sephora inside jcpenney in my town. I am wondering if i can return it there ( I still have the receipt ). I don t want to drive 1 hour just for a return. 
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I'm looking to switch up my skin care routine. I currently use clinique for my cleansing and toning needs but have been looking in to the olehenriksen face the truth gel cleanser as well as the fresh rose deep hydration facial toner . Do you guys think it's okay to use products that aren't from the same company? Has anyone ever experienced skin irritations from doing so? Any advice would be great! Thanks! 
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I think it's time to turn to you all for help. I feel like I'm doing everything (fairly) right in terms of my skincare and makeup routine but no matter what I do my makeup just will  not  stay in place all day! It's enough to drive me crazy. First of all, I would say I have combination skin. My t-zone gets a little oily but not bad while some areas (particularly my chin) are a little on the dry side. I'll walk you through my routine and you let me know if there's anything I'm doing wrong. In the morning when I wake up I usually cleanse my face with the Lancome 'Creme Radiance' Cleanser and, of course, pat my face dry. I then pat toner on my face (alcohol free) and use Lancome Renergie moisturizer. I am 26 so I don't have saggy skin, but I have used multiple moisturizers and this is my favorite. Then I wait for the moisturizer to dry and proceed to use Lancome's La Base primer. Then when that's dry as well I put on my foundation with a clean beautyblender.I happen to use drugstore foundation so that's the only thing I can think might be tripping myself up, but I don't think so. I mean plenty of people use foundation from the drugstore and their makeup still looks great, so that can't be it, can it? Anyway, I typically use Laura Mercier translucent setting powder to set my foundation and then set everything when I'm all done contouring and all that with my setting spray. By the end of the day, though, my makeup has worn off my cheeks and nose (I don't touch my face at all) but I don't have an excessive buildup of oil or anything. On the rest of my face my makeup has settled into any fine lines I may have and it's just crappy.   By the way, at the end of the night I diligently remove all my makeup and use my clarisonic and my lancome cleanser to clean my face so I'm not neglectful or anything. Should I buy a higher end foundation instead? If that would help I'm going to go out right this minute and buy one. Other tips would be helpful as well.    P.S. if I do need to go buy a high-end foundation, what is recommended? I'm thinking MAC Studio Fix but I'm open to suggestions.  
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I am not seeing Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Natural lipstick on your site anymore. What is the closest color to N9?
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I have some old acne scars on my cheeks and I was wondering if the Sephora brand has a good foundation for covering them up.
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WHAT SHADE OF THE ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR FOUNDATION BE BEST FOR MY SKIN TONE IF WHEN I GOT MATCHED MY SHADE IS 3Y07?
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HI, since day 1 of using makeup, i've always had an issue with cakeyness, where u can see my dry skin and all my pores/redness. I am currently using the NARS all day luminous weightless foundation, underneath I prime with makeup forever step 1 primer in green because i have rosacea so my skin is red and blochy, i use a drugstore contour which has never been an issue, and i use the nicole glow glow kit which as well, is not the problem. I finish it off with the urban decay cooling setting spray. I use two beauty blenders, one regular one and one edged one for my concealer (concealer is the sephora branded concealer in the lightest shade). I ALWAYS cover my face in a layer of coconut oil and exfoliate with a st ives apricot scrub. what am i doing wrong? I only apply one layer of foundation. Is there a product someone in my case recommends? LIke any moisterizer or anything. People comment on how cakey my makeup is. I know it's my shade for the foundation so it isnt that. Thank you.
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Hi, I'm 43 years old and I'm looking for a liquid foundation that provides full coverage with matte finish that is light weight, sweat-proof (really holds all day) and is natural looking. My skin is light to light medium but I typically like a little more color to help cover reddish checks and yellow undertones. Help please! What foundation and color would you recommend?    
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Hi, I am 20 years old and I suffer from hyperpigmentation & discolorations on my face. I am also on a tight budget, so I was wondering what can I do to help have a clear skin? Thanks!
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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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I am also looking for a moisturizing skin product. I've heard from several people to try Cerave, Cetaphil, and Vanicream products, but not sure which is the best for extremely dry skin, especially on my hands. I have tried several things, but my skin is still very dry. Sometimes it's painful because it's so dry and cracked. Can anyone recommend a good moisturizing hand cream or butter that I could start using? I'm hoping to find something that finally works that I will be able to use daily.
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My skin has been AWFUL lately. Horrible breakouts on my chin, flaky skin (even though I exfoliate consistently), and my foundation has stopped going on smoothly and lasting all day. I need major help. Do I change my skincare routine or change my makeup? Or both? I've used BareMinerals for years and have always loved it but it's not holding up it's end of the deal anymore. I'm not perfect, I get lazy sometimes and don't always take my makeup off before bed but that happens like once, possibly twice a week. My typical routine is to take my makeup off with Neutrogena wipes, and then wash my face (just switched back to Neutrogena for blackheads), then I do spot treatment on my acne, and put face lotion on. Sorry for the long post but I'm desperate for some solid advice on what to do. 
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I'm looking for a moisturizing lip product with not too much color. I have pale skin and don't really like bright lip colors. I do like lip gloss, but I want to be sure it's moisturizing and isn't too sticky.   Could I get a few recommendations for Sephora's best lip products?
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I'm really struggling to find a foundation that is pale enough for me. My skin is pale, neutral-to-yellow undertones, and somewhat dry. Shades I've tried that are too dark: MUFE Ultra HD Y205, Estee Lauder double wear 1N1, Lancome teint idole 090N, Urban Decay naked 0.5. I'm starting to think I'm going to have to buy white pigment and mix it in.
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My hair is blonde, that real golden blonde when uncolored. But it changes hues during different seasons, getting darker in winter, and lighter in summer, sometimes changing overnight...   but lately i will wake to a black hair, a full black hair on my head, which i do not have normally, black from root to tip... is something wrong? what is the cause? I do not have grey hairs at all BTW... THANKS SO MUCH!!! Jo
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Planing to replace my Makeup forever Pro-finish (140) with all natural/organic makeup options. If you know any alternatives, please suggest ?  I am beginner in makeup therefore plz recommend all the must haves for everyday makeup. Thank you. 
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What are everyone's thoughts about the sephora foundation? positive and negative? for dry skin. 
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what is the most effective and affordable anti aging product? i need help finding one that actually will work overtime.
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I just recently purchased Kat Von D's lock it foundation and I'm in LOVE!   I know the powder shades match up with the foundation number wise, but I'm not sure how to find my corresponding concealer shade? If it helps my Lock-It Foundation shade is Light 44 Cool. Thanks! 
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I am looking to get the clinique superbalanced silk foundation but don't know what shade... I am a light 42 neutral in Kat Von D Lock-it foundation. Thanks!!