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I'm trying to find a foundation that oxidizes the least for normal/dry skin. Which one?
I'm tired of always looking orange!  
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BEAUTY PRO pixy0stix / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Honestly, it completely depends on your skin's natural chemistry, plus whatever primer you're using (if you're using a primer). Everyone is different in this aspect. No ... see post
Matte foundation for dry skin?
Hey! I have quite dry skin with a lot of redness. I use a moisturizer everyday (and sometimes a primer) before applying Smashbox camera ready BB water, which I like but I wish it had more coverage for my redness. I also find that it isn't as matte as I would like it to be. I usually apply mineral veil over that as well to make it more matte but I still have some shine from the liqiud foundation. Are there any good foundations out there that won't make me flakey and dry but still finish matte and are medium-full coverage? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Some good info here too:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Face/Matte-Foundation/m-p/2421698/highlight/true#M39572 see post
Redness in the t zone
Lately I have noticed a lot of redness in my skin. It could be a lot of things including but not limited to aging. I use gentle face cleansers (Pater Thomas Roth, Purity made Simple, Ole Henriksen, or Bliss on occasion). Recently I have also been 'toning'  with Micelor water by Biodema after cleansing to ensure all makeup is removed. Then I use Ole' face products morning & night. My newest foundation, Estée Lauder Double Wear is lovely and the colour matches perfectly, but I am finding, half way through the day my chin, nose and forehead have redness poking through the foundation. Could it be oxidizing pinker than my skin tone?  Suggestions? Oh and I prime my skin with Benefit Porefection or Hourglass. Thanks in advance J. 
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Long-Lasting+FULL coverage + Light weight foundation
Hello, I am looking for a perfect foundation which will give me full coverage, long lasting, light weight, matte look. I have dry skin and currently i am using mac studio fix and my shade is nc 35. It will be helpful if anyone mention the shade also. Thanks.
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BEAUTY MAVEN MusicalNeko / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hiii for a Matt the Marc Jacobs re( marcable) it really nice in the shade of honey and is a full coverage / the kat Von D lock it foudation does are full coverage Matt a... see post
Help!
I want to get my friend an eye shadow palette for Christmas that is high end but not to expensive, what should I get her?
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HALL OF FAMER lmi82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@Ryleeebner Here are some more suggestions. The prices range from $21 to $35. Note: the cheaper palettes are probably going to be on the tiny side.    tarte Tartelette... see post
Help!! Sugestion
Hi I want to know watt product are nice for a day make up and night or evening ... Example : like matte or hd , brands, watt bronzer please some Sugestion is for a anniversary    thank you
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How do I tell if I have pink or yellow undertones in my skin? Also, if I have pink undertones do I want a pink undertoned concelaer?
HALL OF FAMER Harpier82 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Undertones vary depending on a short list of factors, all of which fall on a spectrum, so it's important to keep in mind that your undertone may not be easy to determine... 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 greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@mpas   Aurelia works well just by itself.  I consider it a hydrating serum oil, so it is quite a complete product.      And if you choose to layer, that is fine too... see post
beauty blenders different forms, different uses?
I just got the beauty blender confetti pack. I wanted to know if there were any suggestions for what the different forms meant? Like what i should apply with which blender? Thanks!
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I am 66 and am looking for makeup that work with a warm red lipstick (Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Mistletoe)
I don't want to look like a clown, but I don't want this lipstick to overpower the rest of my face. BTW, have received rave compliments about this lip shade on me.....just in case you think i've just decided to go this red. Also looking for lip liner as the lipstick bleeds a trifle into my lip lines. Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER dyslexia / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No advice on lip liner, but I agree that going very fresh-faced everywhere else is a good way to balance out bold red lipstick.   Keep foundation light, if you use ful... see post
How do I know if I should be using warm or cool shades of eyeshadows? I haven't worn make up in years and don't know where to start!
I have had the same coloured eye shadows for 10 years and want to try some new colours but I don't know if I should be choosing warm or cool shades.
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HALL OF FAMER dyslexia / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Odds are you can use both warm and cool tones, depending on their undertone and your colouring. Without using having an idea what you look like, impossible to give direc... see post
Eyeshadow for contouring !!
Can an eyeshadow palette be used for contouring & highlighting, like Anastasia modern Renaissance, my contouring kit has hit the pan
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BEAUTY WHIZ perfumeloveie / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
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I have the Estée Lauder under eye concealer in medium deep (neutral) but I can't find that colour what has it changed to?
I have the Estée Lauder under eye concealer in medium deep (neutral) but I can't find that colour what has it changed to?
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Help understanding skin undertone and foundation
I need help picking a foundation color. I got matched with Remarcable by Marc Jacobs in both shade 10 and 12, which are described as very fair with pink undertones and very fair with yellow undertones respectively. After wearing both coloring on alternating days for a week, I think I'm in between undertones ie neutral. I didn't realize until I went to check online that their is a third color that comes right after 12 described as very fair with peach undertones. Is peach similar to neutral? Should I go back to be color matched again?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Beige is more similar to neutral. Beige is more equal parts of yellow and pink BUT can look too pink or too yellow depending which way your undertone leans, if you don't... see post
I want to know the best instant cream or serum for deep wrinkles.
I want to know the best product to fill and smooth deep wrinkles.
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Foundation
Can't find a foundation for sensitive maturing skin that won't make my face break out. What brand can you recommend?Help please!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sensitive is all relevant. What causes your sensitivities? How long after application do you see 'break outs'? Is it true acne or a product reaction? skin type?    Pow... see post
Help! Boscia discontinued their Cool Blue Hydration Essence
Help! Boscia discontinued their Cool Blue Hydration Essence and it was the ONE thing I had to have for my face. Can anyone suggest something similar enough?
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Help - How do I patch test? + Skincare Reactions
I started a new skincare regime and had a terrible reaction all over my my cheeks and forehead because I didn't ease into it like I should have - skin is red, itchy, and feels inflamed. I have a few questions if anyone can help.   1. In the future I want to patch test everything I use beforehand, but I'm not sure what area to patch test on?  I saw online you should test for irritants in the area most susceptible, but I don't want to patch test on my face! My nose and the side of my face is fine and did not react (even though they were exposed to the same products) - so I am worried that if I test behind my ear/inside my elbow I would still react on my face.    2. What I did that night was - Ole Henriksen on the go cleanser (used a lot a few years ago, had no reaction). Then I followed with PTR Cucumber Mask (only new product that night). Followed by Ole's Vitamin C serum + oil (had used for a week with no reactions). I think the redness started after I applied the serum/oil parts. What product could have caused the reaction? The cucumber mask is supposed to be really gentle and I have used his Pumpkin Enzyme Mask with no adverse effects before. Could it have been me combining products rather than a single product that caused it?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
When I've had chemical peels at the derm, they would have me put on professional grade sunscreen right after. I'm not familiar with that spf, try a tiny bit if it hurts... see post
Sephora shopping meetup's! Come in and meet a shopping buddy!
Hello everyone! Would anyone be interested to do some fun meetups for shopping and lunch? I would love to plan a few in my city and hope others would do the same.   I have done this on other forums and it has been great to meet amazing women, a few have become great friends.    I am in Philly and NYC and would love to do both!    Please respond and we can find a day that works for everyone.   Philly meet up would be in King of Prussia Mall. Best shopping! NYC , we can start at Bergdorf's and walk the area.   
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BEAUTY BUFF mzkaffy / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I'm not in a big city but if there's anyone who's close to Syracuse, NY I'd love to meet a fellow Sephira addict or addicts!   see post
Blush recommendations for fair skin
The blush I use now is from Clinique and I don't like it because it's hard to get any color on the brush. I'm looking for something that isn't TOO pink. 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I find the tarte blushes surprising pigmented and lovely on fair skin. see post
New Foundation
I'm looking for a foundation that is transfer proof. I have oily skin and it need to help with my acne. I'm also fair skinned.
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Desperate for cellulite help
Hi, I am going on vacation with my boyfriend at the end of the month, I am desperately trying to find a product that helps to combat back-thigh cellulite. Does anyone know of a product that would help with this? Thanks!
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I need help finding a completely un-scented body lotion that actually works. My husband has C.O.P.D. and cannot smell perfume.
I have aging skin and can't use lotions with scent.  What's recommended brands that can hydrate skin all day and not be greasyand smelly?  
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HALL OF FAMER txcatx / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Another brand carried at natural food stores is Nature's Gate. I've been using their fragrance free body lotion for years, and I initially discovered it at Natural Groce... see post
breaking out after exfoliating
I have dry skin mostly and very sensitive skin. I've used Orgins Modern Friction exfoliator twice a week for two weeks. the result was more breakouts. i had more pimples than I started with. is that normal or should a switch to another product?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Purging, to me, isn't the same as experiencing breakouts from a non chemical product, that would be irritation/reaction. With chemicals the skin has to adjust, so 'purgi... see post
Makeup struggles
I have several questions. I have had extremely oily skin and when it was fixed it then started to be extremely dry. I spent forever trying to find a foundation and primer that would work, nothing did. Randomly my skin started to be normal, not too dry or oily but makeup still doesn't completely sit right. It doesn't last long on my face, give it a couple hours and it will look like I have barely to none on. It also oxidizes really bad, I am in the lightest shade but it turns dark. I have looked up ways to fix this but nothing helps. I exfoliate, I moisturize, I prime, and I have even used a setting spray. Ive tried expensive makeup brands and even cheap brands, I have tried full coverage to medium coverage.  No matter what I do, nothing seems to stay on or stay close to my shade.
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