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What is my skin color???
Hello! I am having a hard time choosing the perfect foundation for my skin color. I think I am cool toned and I have slightly dry skin. Can someone recommend a foundation that will be suitable for my skin type and color? Also as you can see in the photo I have a lot of random blotches of redness. Does anyone know a good skin care product that can cure my redness. I also dislike how I have little little pimples as small as my pores! What are these kind of pimples called and how can I get rid of them??   Sorry for so many questions, I look forward to your advice!      
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virgovivi / NEWCOMER / replied
No I'm not particularly using any acne products at the moment.  see post
lip color for teal/green dress?
Hi! I am wearing a teal-green dress to homecoming in a week.   I am not sure what lip color to go with, since the dress is a mix of green and blue. any suggestions would be great thank you so much!
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BEAUTY PRO SportyGirly125 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I think a coral lip would go well with a teal/green dress.  I love Mac Ravishing lipstick or Mac Lemonade lipgloss or MAC Angel lipgloss (which is a baby pink). see post
2016 holiday season beauty advent calendar
Hi all, I want to start a post to track all upcoming advent calendars. I'm a huge advent calendars fan but a lot of the calendars i liked last year can not be shipped to the U.S. Huge bummer.   This year, I'm eyeing on the lookfantastic box, 70GBP free worldwide shipping.   http://www.lookfantastic (dot) com/beauty-box/lookfantastic-advent-calendar-2016/ 11194782.html?widget_id=141142   Below is a list of what's in their 2015 calendar.   Spoiler (Highlight to read)   Day 1 Moroccan Oil 25 mL Day 2 Lord & Berry LipGloss Day 3 GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment 10g Day 4 RedKen Diamond Oil Deep Facets Mask 30 mL Day 5 REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask 5mL Day 6 Inika Liner Day 7 Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair Triple Rescue 25mL Day 8 Bubble T Bath and Body Body Lotion in Hibiscus and Acai Berry Tea  Day 9 CULT51 Night Cream 1omL Day 10 NUDESTIX Lip and Cheek Pencil  Day 11 Eylure No. 35 Lengthening False lashes  Day 12 Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Day 13 Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream (30ml)  Day 14 Monu spa Bali Massage & Body Oil Day 15 Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil Day 16 Magnifibres Treatment Lash Primer  Day 17 Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara Day 18 Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity Toner Day 19 BareMinerals  Day 20 Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Body Wash 100mL Day 21 St. Tropez Instant Tan Face and Body Lotion Light/Medium  Day 22 Eve Lom Cleanser 30mL Day 23 Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion  Day 24 NUXE Rêve de Miel Face and Body Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel  Day 25 Tangle Teezer Original – Pink  Day 1 Moroccan Oil 25 mLDay 2 Lord & Berry LipGlossDay 3 GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment 10gDay 4 RedKen Diamond Oil Deep Facets Mask 30 mLDay 5 REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask 5mLDay 6 Inika LinerDay 7 Paul Mitchell Ultimate Color Repair Triple Rescue 25mLDay 8 Bubble T Bath and Body Body Lotion in Hibiscus and Acai Berry Tea Day 9 CULT51 Night Cream 1omLDay 10 NUDESTIX Lip and Cheek Pencil Day 11 Eylure No. 35 Lengthening False lashes Day 12 Jurlique Rosewater Balancing MistDay 13 Caudalie Hand & Nail Cream (30ml) Day 14 Monu spa Bali Massage & Body OilDay 15 Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed OilDay 16 Magnifibres Treatment Lash Primer Day 17 Rimmel Scandaleyes MascaraDay 18 Pai Rice Plant & Rosemary BioAffinity TonerDay 19 BareMinerals Day 20 Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Body Wash 100mLDay 21 St. Tropez Instant Tan Face and Body Lotion Light/Medium Day 22 Eve Lom Cleanser 30mLDay 23 Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion Day 24 NUXE Rêve de Miel Face and Body Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel Day 25 Tangle Teezer Original – Pink     Anyway, I just pre-ordered.   If you heard any news about other calendars, please comment below. I will regularly update this post.        Update:   Ciate holiday set:  http://www.sephora.com/mini-mani-month-nail-polish -set-P411550?skuId=1842228&om_mmc=oth-bt-richlinks ...   See reallyree's post, I do not own any right to the pictures. Jo Malone:   http://www.reallyree (dot) com/2016/07/jo-malone-advent-calendar-2016.html   Diptyque:  http://www.reallyree (dot) com/2016/07/diptyque-advent-calendar-2016.html   Liberty London: http://www.reallyree (dot) com/2016/07/liberty-advent-calendar-2016.html   Sephora favorites:  http://www.sephora.com/advent-calendar-P412574?sku Id=1807692&om_mmc=oth-bt-richlinks-2013   ASOS   http://www.asos (dot) com/Beauty-Extras/The-Beauty-Calendar/Prod/pgeprod uct.aspx?iid=7064523   Spoiler (Highlight to read)
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HALL OF FAMER Sansara / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lookfantastic selling Molton Brown ($199.50) and Decleor ($80) advent calendars. see post
Lancome Teint Miracle foundation shade advice neeeded!
I havea light complexion and a pink undertone. I currently own the Teint Idole in 090 n and the only reason I got this was because it was the lightest shade. I'm debating between 100n or 110c because I don't want a dark color. Any advices?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You really need to be matched to miracle, in Sephora or any department store. It goes on lighter at first, then blends in seamlessly. N is neutral toned. I use their tru... see post
Noob
Hey, I'm an absolute noob when it comes to makeup but I really want to learn how to do it. I'm vaguely familiar with eye shadow, eyeliner and lipstick. I've never used contour, concealer or any of the other products I've seen on here. So, my question is; what products should I buy for eyes, face, brows and lips. Also, how much can I expect to spend? Thank you!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi there,   There's a lot of products to recommend! Do you have a preference with formulas, coverage, or type of look you're going for?   I would recommend looki... see post
FOUNDATION SEPARATING AND PATCHY.
For the past few months, my foundation will be disgusting after a few hours  of wear. I clean my brushes, i use a primer and moisturize. i have dry skin and exfoliate atlas twice a week. But i don't know what is causing my make up to look like this! Now it'll look horrible from the start, when it used to be a few hours into it when it would separate. Please help. I don't even want to wear makeup any
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HALL OF FAMER ShannonAlexis / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@JilaP I would like to throw in a recommendation for Shiseido sunscreens. The lighter liquid ones are nice for underneath makeup. I use the one for sensitive skin and c... see post
Sephora Collection Color Reveal Lip Balm dupe?
I am DESPERATELY seeking a dupe for Sephora's Color Reveal Lip Balm.  I bought it a few months ago (originally $13, bought on sale for $7!!) and am obsessed with it, but it looks like they discontinued it.  It was super moisturizing and brought out my natural lip color in such a beautiful way.  Does anyone know of any alternatives that aren't super expensive (I'm looking at you Dior Addict Lip Glow) for a lip balm that enhances natural lip color- sold by Sephora or elsewhere!?  
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you mean energy we listed some possibles here   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Lips/Tarte-LipSurgence/m-p/2568101   @michelle021615 see post
Help with undertones.
Help. I have very pale, red skin as a surface tone. and I my veins are all obviously extremely blue, I remember once an MUA told me to stick to peachy or coral blushes.. but I can't remember why, if it was my undertone or my redness. I am trying to buy EX1 invisiwwear liquid foundation, and I need to know what shade to get.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi adnama023,   Blue veins generally means you have cool undertones! :)   Always, Danee see post
what foundation is best for women over 50?
DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Cumbia,   It depends on your skin type and skin concerns! Can you please reply with your skin type (normal, oily, combination, sensitive, dry) and your specific s... see post
Can someone help me choose the perfect foundation shade of "estee lauder double wear" or Kat Von D lock it foundation.
HALL OF FAMER jemly / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@toppcutie ok in that case, before we figure out which shade to go with, can i ask you a few questions about your skincare ? both the foundations you're looking at--the... see post
colorIQ is 1y06; need bb cream
My colorIQ is 1y06, what would be the color of smashbox camera ready bb cream for me?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Annchella,   Try the shade "Light"! It might be a touch yellower than what you typically wear but it should still work. see post
Skincare to clear texture and scarring
I have fairly sensitive skin that is also oily and acne prone. I have larger pores, texture, and hyper pigmentation from acne scars. I bought the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads and the Ole Henriksen Invigorating Nigh Treatment. Would you recommend using both of these nightly, or alternating them which is what I've been doing recently? I'm also considering switching the Invigorating Night Treatment for the Truth Serum to use in combination with the pads.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have hypersensitive skin and the truth serum. Ease into usage lightly, it takes a bit for mine to adjust to it, even 1x day.     I would keep alternating usage, don... see post
Will someone help me match my foundation shade?
   
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @toppcutie!  What's wrong with freckles?  You are so cute!  I know the models look soooo perfect, but they're not!  They are air-brushed and Photoshopped to look li... 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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HALL OF FAMER Mochapj / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm CDN and have not purchased from ML direct, mostly because of the high buy in for free shipping.   If you're looking to try something from the line, I'd recommend p... see post
whats the difference between sugar rose and sugar fig lip balm?
HALL OF FAMER lmi82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@alexandrataylor   Rose is a light, sheer neutral pink: Above image: hot ink reviews.   Fig is a sheer plummy berry shade that is a little more pigmented than ... see post
Design
I am in need of new eyeliner design for my eyes. Wanting something simple and natural. Any suggestion?
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need one shader darker than Y325. Could you recommend? Thank you. Oops forgot to say that I am using Make Up forever Ultra HD.
DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sophie3,   It looks like the shade,  Y355 - Neutral Beige , is one shade darker than  118 = Y325 - Flesh in the  MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Foundation!   ... see post
Which eyeliner should I get for hooded eyes?
Hello! Every time I use eyeliner, it smudges and doesn't show. I get near my lash line, but when I look in the mirror, the eyeliner is gone. and after I blink a couple times, it smudges. What type of eyeliner should I get and what should be its base? So far, I've been using the Marc Jacob's liquid eyeliner from the birthday gift set. I've been told to just put eyeliner on my water line, but it really just makes me tear up too much and is uncomfortable to wipe off. I would also like the black to be very pigmented. Thanks!   The picture is my eyes without any makeup. There is a little bit of my eye crease visible only in my inner corners.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi purpleowl13,   I have hooded eyes as well and they tend to get very oily throughout the day so I have somewhat of the same issue as you! What tends to work for me... see post
What is my Face Shape?
My face...   * A little longer than it is wide, but not by much * Widest point is my cheekbones (I feel like they would look really nice if my cheeks weren't so damn chubby) * Chubby cheeks * Sharp jawline (not curved, it's very pointed) * Smallest point on my face would be my chin, but my chin is rounded, not pointy *  Sort of like an upside down triangle, except my cheeks are wider  * Not sure if this helps or not, but my eyes are very round, but very small   I feel like some sites make it sound like a round face, and other make it seem like a heart shaped face. So with my unique input, I was wondering if a makeup artist could help me out here. Thanks!
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BEAUTY WHIZ flutterbywisps / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
thanks, was always confused reading descriptions or looking at diagrams. see post
Face Lotion
Any suggestions for cheaper face lotion. Right now I have   JOSIE MARAN Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter.  I did use First Aid once. Sensitive skin and oil and dry depends weather.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi EPaden,   @kovalevka is so right, La Neige has amazing products - if only we sold them on Sephora US :(    I highly recommend the belif The True Cream Aqua B... see post
Contour Kit?
Hi! I am looking for advice on a contour kit for a first timer. I have oily, red based skin. So far I'm thinking Iconic's palette or ABH. Any advice?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi LindsMF,    The Anastasia Beverly Hills one is great! They have a powder and a cream one so since you are on the oily side you may want to go with the powder kit.... see post
Face Masks
Hi! I'm looking for a face mask (i've never tried any before) to help refresh and maybe tighten my skin/fine lines. I'm in my 30's (caucasion) and don't have problematic skin or anything, i just feel my skin is dull and tired. Any suggestions?? TIA!!
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NatalieeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @michsterch!   Face masks are a great way to help tighten the skin and smooth away the fine lines! I recommend trying out the Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting ... see post
Color matched instore for warm beige in sephora matte perfection powder, skin is loking too yelow, any recommendations?
NatalieeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Moemocha,   Do you have a ColorIQ number or another foundation that you use that matches your skin tone? If so, I can try to help you find the right shade!  see post
Feet
Wondered if anyone could give suggestions on nice/soft feet? 
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HALL OF FAMER bratknits / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ulta is carrying one of the Tony Moly foot peels now for $6.50.  I've tried 5 or 6 different brands and the Tony Moly ones work the best for me and they're pretty cheap ... see post
A good highlight for fair skin?
I'm deciding between the anastasia glow kit in sun dipped or the becca highlighter in opal for my everyday versatile highlighter.  Pros for the glow kit is that it comes with several shades but cons doesn't show up a lot on my cheeks (i wasn't using a brush so that might be the reason).  Pros are the becca is that it goes on my cheeks so easily and shows up really well, but cons is that its only 1 shade.  I'm not sure which one i should get! help!
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HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Depending on how fair your skin is, I would recommend Becca over that particular ABH Glow Kit on the basis of shades alone. As @studz says, not all of the ABH colors ar... see post
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless shades
I love the Nars All Day Luminous Weightless foundation for my dry skin, and it covers the redness in my face that I have been getting from using Retin-A.  I currently have Stromboli, which has the best undertone for my olive skin, but it is too dark now that I haven't been in the sun.  I have tried Santa Fe, but it was really pink.  Shiseido Synchro Skin in Golden 3 is a good reference for the depth of my skin tone in the winter.  What would be a good shade suggestion for Nars ADLW?  I would not mind mixing it with Stromboli if that is best either.  Thank you!
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CorinneRose / FRESH FACE / replied
Ok thank you both!  I think I am going to go for it and try Punjab. see post
Smashbox or Makeup Forever Primer for redness?
I'm torn between these two primers because I cannot decide which one would be better for my redness. I have normal/oily skin with occasional dryness, and very light skin. Also, I only use powder foundation and concealer. Will using primer under my eyes affect or help with dark circles and/or fine lines?   Thanks in advanced!
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dpluto / FRESH FACE / replied
I used fx/control for a primer for red undertones but I broke out majorly. What would be better for sensitive and oilier skin? see post
Any suggestions on good foundations for red, textured, oily skin?
I have always used drugstore foundation and lately i havent been able to find one that i like without with cakiness, but still have great coverage. I just don't want to go out and spend a bunch of money on foundation and not like it..... Any suggestions? 
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi HannahBLoved,   Estee Lauder Double Wear is an excellent suggestion - a lot of people with oily skin sear by Double Wear!   Another great, full-coverage found... see post
Mascara
Hi there, I've been using better than sex mascara by too faced for a few months. Since starting to use this product, I've noticed my lashes have been thinning and breaking quite a bit. Is there a product you can recommend to reverse this, or a mascara that won't be as damaging?  Thanks!!!
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nickeydees / FRESH FACE / replied
  I'll try those! Thank you so much!!!!   see post