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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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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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
  Hi, @puppetpop!  I suggest getting a sample of the NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint.  It's only been out a couple of months, so I don't know how it handles in heat and hu... 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
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
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 use Mac NC 25 and it covers well, but how do I find other foundations of similar coverage because I have a lot of red in my skin.
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Have you tried Estee Lauder Double Wear? or maybe just a color correcting primer or concealer for the redness? 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
REDNESS
I am 51 years old and have as long as I can remember taken care of my skin, washing morning and night.  Lately I have noticed, any foundation I try does not cover up the redness on my cheeks.  My skin has never been one to break out, a pimple here and there, but not full blown break out.  It does itch and it used to flake, until I started using Cetaphil, recommended by my dermatologist.  What can I do to cover up the redness?  What is the redness? 
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HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Itching, redness and flaking actually sounds like rosacea.  My dad has it and I do too.    The Origins Mega Mushroom line, especially the serum, is formulated to help ... 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
Cleaning brushes help please!
No matter what I do to clean my brushes all the bristles never get cleaned. This is for foundation brushes expecially I don't know if I should be trying the sigma glove or if that is just an overpriced gadgets or what I should be doing this is for foundation brushes especially if anyone has any input that would be greatly appreciated. Like I said, with my Foundation brushes all the white bristles never get cleaned thoroughly. Thank you very much for any input or suggestions
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BEAUTY PRO AbbySee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hey lilshopper1!   The sigma glove is definitely overpriced. Search on Amazon for a "Silicone Gel Makeup Washing Brush Cleaner Egg Scrubber Tool" its $3 and will do th... see post
Stubborn acne that won't respond to anything anymore, please help
This will be long, but please bear with me. I have struggled with bad skin pretty much my entire life. The only times I was somewhat clear and happy with my skin was whenever I was taking Accutane. Obviously, I could not be on Accutane forever and a few months after taking it, my acne would return.    Then, I began working at Clinique and began using their 3-step Acne Solutions. I used the Acne Solutions Cleansing foam, Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion, and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (because I am allergic to benzoyl peroxide and could not use the third step in the kit, which was the moisturizer with benzoyl peroxide). My skin began to quickly clear up. Granted, I had a lot of hyperpigmentation but my skin was smooth and breakouts were controlled for the most part. With make up, my skin looked pretty good and I was content.    Then, I  started feeling like the Clinique Acne Solutions effects on my skin were wearing off, and so I began experimenting with other skincare from Sephora. My skin began breaking out and I frantically returned to my Clinique stuff. Unfortunately, it no longer works for my skin no matter how many times I try or how badly I want it to work like before. I'm not sure what happened or what changed. In the last 2 years, I have tried going back to it at least 5-6 times and have tried giving it a fair shot. My skin either never improved or just got worse and kept breaking out, and on top was starting to become dry and irritated. Sometimes I think I am going crazy but I really feel like something changed in clinique's acne line, it feels different than before!    Then, I experimented with keeping things gentle, no fancy toners or acne treatments or anything. Tried expensive organic skincare, drugstore, stuff from lush, tea tree castile soaps, bar soaps. I never found a combo that worked for me, either drugstore or high end. All I wanted was to find one cleanser and one moisturizer I can use and notice a difference in my skin and acne, and it just never happened. I even tried using things with tea tree oil and didn't notice any huge improvement.   Going to the dermatologist is pointless as I want to have a baby soon, and so I cannot use any topical prescriptions or oral medication for acne as they are all mostly a risk during pregnancy, besides I have tried many things with no lasting results.    My forehead, inner cheeks and nose tends to stay pretty clear. I mostly break out where a man would grow a beard on his face and have also began breaking out a little on my neck, chest, back, and shoulders. Because of this I think it is hormonal, but I have no idea what this means or how to fix this expecially since I am looking to have a baby soon. I don't care very much for the body acne as it is mild compared to my face.    Recently, I purchased the Exfolikate Daily Foaming Wash and was really loving it at first, but I have been breaking out as well and got disheartened. I also recently bought the Sunday Riley Tidal Cream but I don't believe my skin reacted positively to that either, as my skin is sensitive and does not like strong fragrances.    I know this is long, but someone please provide me some help/insight on what I can do? Sometimes I feel like I have the world's most persistent, stubborn acne prone skin. I read reviews all the time of things that cleared other people up and I wish some day it could be me. This has been very consuming and frustrating to me! I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance 
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BEAUTY WHIZ sephorajunkie92 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Well considering it occurs in all the areas where one can get acne-chest, back, shoulders, face, neck-then I'm going to say it is acne for me. I have been to a few derma... see post
Changing foundation
Although I am over age 50, I still have very oily skin. I currently use MakeUp Forever oil free matte but still have a lot of shine through. What color would I need for Marc Jacobs remarkable full coverage foundation if I have been using colors 30 mixed with a little 35 Makeup Forever matte?
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @Cool1!  #30 has a Color IQ of 1R05 and #35 has a Color IQ of 1Y07.  I thought I would look for an MJ Remarcable color with a Color IQ of 1R06.  I'm thinking you ma... see post
Foundation
I wear the color Santa Fe from NARS foundation...based on that color, what color would you suggest I wear in Makeup Forever foundation?
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Which specific foundation do you wear for Nars? Firming? Powder? What's the name of the two foundations you're comparing? Gotta give us a little more info, lovely! see post
Makeup, skincare
I am having trouble finding the right products that I'll suite me the best. I have oily and dry skin, it goes back and fourth and I am having trouble finding a foundation that can suite it best with good coverage. Would I also need a powder too? I also need a skincare product that can help it as well. I like to stay tan so that's always an issue. I like to contour but it doesn't seem like the count our likes to stay well on my face, or isn't very noticeable. HELP PLEASE.
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
There a couple of things I would recommend. (1) Get a clarisonic. They're wonderful especially for make the skin more even toned and evenly textured. (2) Use a primer th... see post
help required for exact shade selection of makeup forever HD stick foundation
please help me in selecting my shade in MUFE HD stick foundation as I have to order online via a friend as there is no sephora in my country. my shade description in other brands are as follows: - Maybelline fit me 125 -Mac studio fix fluid NW20   Thanking everyone in advance.
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BEAUTY MAVEN ashleyhj / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
It kind of sucks that you don't have a Sephora store near you because then you'd be able to go in and have the Color IQ done to find an exact match. Based on what you sa... see post
Bare minerals
I use bare minerals powder foundation in golden tan , which bare minerals concealer will match me ? I want full coverage concealer
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BEAUTY SAVANT haleyhamill / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
What's the entire name of the powder foundation you use? Is it the loose powder, the original powder, the ready spf20?  see post
Bride with Pink eye!
I am in a pickle and I could use some assistance! I am doing make up this weekend for a wedding I just found out that the bride has pink eye in both eyes. I know that I cannot have a brush touch her eye then my palette or tool touch her eyes then my makeup. What am I to do? I am afraid to use anything I own and buying something just to have to throw it out seems like a waste of money. Any tips tricks or assistance can help! Please I am really conflicted on what to do.
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HALL OF FAMER kssweetheart / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@beautygal1221 - I'm really hoping the new meds will do the trick. Imagine the pre-wedding nerves and glitter topped off by That? 😣 Hopefully she will be cleared up eno... see post
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders rop
 I went to Sephora a couple of weeks ago to swatch one before I dropped $45, and on my super fair skin, it looked like bronzer, which was not what I thought it was going to look like ( I swatched Dim Light btw ).  I am talking about the regular Ambient powders, not the highlighters or bronzers or blush.     So what are these supposed to do?  How and where on your face are you supposed to apply them?  Are they supposed to give you a blurred, soft focus look?   Thanks!
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi collegebrd,   You can use the Ambient Lighting Powders in a variety of ways.depending on the shade and your personal preference. Since you mentioned that you're a... see post
Foundation Match
I want to order the Clinique Chubby Foundation Stick, but I'm not sure which color to get. I wear Laura Mercier in Nude. What would you suggest for the color of the stick?   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER virgo87 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Voluptuous Vanilla would work for you.    http://www.sephora.com/chubby-in-nude-foundation-stick-P404468?skuId=1775287&icid2=product_similar%20products_makeup%3Aface%2... see post
Body wash, exfoliant and body lotion
Hi, I'm looking for a body wash, an exfoliant and body lotion for really sensitive skin but something that still feels fresh on the skin. My skin gets irritated and red really easily.   P.S. : I love natural products.   Can you help me ?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Shakespearienne   I emailed Ahava since I didn't see it on the site, this is their response:   We regret to inform you that AHAVA's Exfoliating products are curren... see post