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Acne Face Washes
I have acne prone skin which has been a problem for me ever since I was a teen. My skin type  is combination, but I would say it leans mostly toward the oily side. I've tried many face washes and cleansers, but non have seemed to work for me. I' am trying to find a face wash that will not only rid me of acne, but diminish my dark spots and help control my oiliness. Is there any products you think might work for me? I'm almost out of faith!
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KayRae12 / NEWCOMER / replied
So far I have tried almost all brands over the counter at CVS/Target/and grocery stores. Currently I have been using Neutrogenia grapefruit acne scrub. It doesn't do muc... see post
Foundation for sensitive skin for cool/pink complexion (SPF Allergy)
I have an allergy to anything labelled SPF that prevents me from using a lot of modern makeup products (I think it's great for health... just not for mine, unfortunately). I am searching for a great long-lasting foundation with good cover that won't give me a reaction. Sensitive skin suggestions are great, but a lack of SPF coverage is a must. I have dark brown hair, brown eyes, and a cool complexion (a step above fair) with a rosy undertone.   I use and love Makeup Forever's concealer and love it but found their foundation to not give me enough cover and not last very long before requiring reapplication. I was using Mac's liquid Face & Body Foundation (In N2) for a while and I liked it but I want to upgrade to more coverage.   Extra gratitude if you can suggest an animal-friendly/vegan product!!!
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Hi, i am in in the Y178 in make up forever , and I'm looking for a shade to use for highlighting and contouring do you have any idea
Hi, i am in in the Y178 in make up forever , and I'm looking for a shade to use for highlighting and contouring do you have any idea
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honey456 / NEWCOMER / replied
Yes that is correct, do you have an idea of a good concealer for highlight and contouring see post
Is the Kevyn Aucoin contour palette volume 2 mostly for advanced contourers
I been doing some contouring but just with concelers,no pallets. Yet I really want a pallet. I am trying to decide on Kevyn Aucoin volume 2 or the smash box shape matters pallet. I have light skin tone because of the winter months but tan easily. Please give me some advice. I live in the country and the small time malls we do have only have a Macy,s with very slim variety of cosmetics and they know nothing..... Please help
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Horrible skin, 18 years old
I really need help for my skin care routine I am 18 I have many wrinkle lines and very patchy dry horrible looking skin I want to stop wearing make up for a while do you guys have any scrubs cleansers creams that I should you to go back to my silky smooth baby skin?Horrible skin, 18 years old
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andreeat / NEWCOMER / replied
I'm using Olay Gentle Clean Foaming Face Cleanser Oil-Free, Fragrance-Free   and Murad moisturizer, no spf tho that might be bad, I used to use St Ives twice a week b... see post
FACE BROKE OUT FROM TRYING TOO MANY SAMPLES...HELP!!
Hi, I was looking for a new foundation and tried several different samples and now my face broke out.  I think I will just stick to what I was using but in the mean time what can I use to cover them up or to conceal them because I have picked them (I know I shouldn't have)...any good products out there to conceal?  Pleas help...almost embarrassed to go to work:-(
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BEAUTY WHIZ lilshopper1 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
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What products help reduce the broken spider like capilar on your checks
keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Poeme99, Sadly, Strgazr04 is correct.  I have the same issue. My skin has always been prone to that.  I haven't been moved to get laser done, but I do make it a point... see post
how do I know what my skin undertones are? I have brown hair, brown eyes,& keep a tan on my body for a long time. Thanks.
keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Dski970, It definitely looks like you have a warm undertone. To determine exactly where you fall in the warm spectrum, it's best to try on a few foundations with differe... see post
Too Heavy - Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation
So I recently bought the Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo Foundation. I'm very fair with pink undertones so it's one of the few foundations that actually match my skin. It's a PERFECT match. Unfortunately it feels very heavy to me. It's just too thick for me and I feel it all day long and it's very annoying. I don't want to return it because it's just such a perfect color. Am I able to mix it with a lotion or something to thin it out? If so, what kind of face lotion, because I'm pretty sure the foundation is silicone based?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Boothm87, Start out with a small amount! It's very concentrated and really needs to be buffed into the skin. The Beauty Blender works really well and does sheer it ou... see post
Is It authentic YSL lipstain ?
i just received YSL Vernis A Levres Glossy stain in color 13 from Sephora online but the packaging looks different. The YSL logo is black instead of red/pink & the color written is Rose Tempera instead of Rose Tempura. Is it fine, does someone have any clue about this ?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Perfumeloveie! All of our products come directly from the manufacturer, so that is the real deal :)   see post
Spring/ Summer Found in the Wild 2016 Thread
Just noticed that all of the spring stuff is showing up (early as always) but the thread is still specific to Winter (which it is...but tell the brands).  So what have you found, dear BTers, that is new on Sephora...
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HALL OF FAMER KATinCAROLINA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The same thing happened to me! I don't know what to do because I ordered it with a gift card and ebates had 8% cash back. Sent an email and waiting with sad face... see post
Highlighter
Will Sephora carry Bobbi Brown's face highlighter? I found it in department stores in December 2015. It's fluid and was offered in 3 shades. I like to buy my products at Sephora if I can because I build points for my VIB Rouge account, get samples, and because of the awesome return policy.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, RealArmyWife1!   By chance did the packaging look like the below:     If so, from what I'm finding, it may have been just a part of the 2015 Winter/Holiday ... see post
My Eyes!!
  I don't have dark circles but my eyes always look tired. I'm in my early 20's. I just had a baby so my face always looks tired no matter how much sleep I get. I don't have wrinkles and not really any bags. I just want something to help my face look more awake. I don't wear makeup either. Some one help!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You are too kind!   The tip with the lash curler is a great one! Even if someone doesn't wear mascara, the use of a lash curler can instantly bring a more wide-eyed lo... see post
What Clinique lip liner pairs best with Clinique Black honey lip gloss?
   
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Since the Clinique Black Honey Gloss is quite sheer, you have the option to sport it alone for a sheer wash of color, lightly line and feather in with a pencil for soft ... see post
Mars Soft Velvet Loose Powder
Hi! I'm thinking about picking up the Nars Soft Velvet Loose Powder. I tried to use the Color IQ but I don't think this powder is on there. I wear either a 3.0 or a 4.0 in the UD Naked Skin Foundation (depending on the time of year). What shade would you recommend? Thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS v0ltagekid / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
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Mascara won't go on lashes anymore!
My lashes are still there, but no matter how long I apply it, mascara just doesn't go on anymore. Unless I put on primer/lash conditioner, the mascara doesn't "stick" onto the lashes. What's going on? This is maddening. 
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HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If it's all mascara tubes, even a new one (one you purchased within the last 2 months), then I have no idea, except maybe you're getting oil or moisturizer on your lashe... see post
Best "Everyday" Red Lip for Redheads?
Hi everyone,   The title says it all... to my fellow coppery redheads out there: what is your go-to product for an everyday red lip?  Ideally, I'd like something sheer and long-lasting but with good color payoff.   Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER MarciaBrady / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
As a fellow coppery redhead, I say the best red lipstick is the one you feel best in. Between the blue, green, and brown-eyed variations of us (not to mention the freckl... see post
sensitive skin looking for a powerful make up remover or cleaner
I have a sensitive skin and also a oil type. Therefore, i need to clean my face completely to remove make up or I will get many acnes. I am looking for a strong cleaner to remove all general face make up. I have already had a sensitive eye cleaner.
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Maggie201602 / NEWCOMER / replied
Hi StephanieBT,    Thank you for your advise, I am going to try them to see if it works.    Best wishes, maggie see post
Skin care and moisturizer
I'm 40 and I'mlooking for a good skin care regime, normal/sensitive skin except on my chin area where I tend to get breakouts also some dark circles under my eyes..any suggestions
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scarletpuppy64 / NEWCOMER / replied
I'm 41 and have problem skin. My dermatologist tells me the best thing to do is drink plenty of water and hydrate your skin. He also prescribed retin A for me and feels ... see post
Wedding Skin
My wedding is coming up in a few months and I am wearing a strapless dress.   I have always had problems with red acne on  my back and white/black heads on my chest.  It is not nearly as bad as it was when I was younger (I am now 26). I have been using the Dr. Gross alpha/beta exfoliating wipes and have not seen much if any difference.  I did like that they sluffed off my dead skin cells though and they were easy to use (especially for hard to reach places such as my back).   I am looking for a product that will help clear up any breakouts as well as make my skin look smoother with less dark spots from old acne scars.  It has to be easy to use!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Murad body wash that Keely mentioned above is a stellar formula and you might also consider a gentle scrub as well. I like the buffing bead formulas from Peter Thoma... see post
color of touch up veil
I'm using minerals complexion rescue "Ginger 006" and ready foundation R310.I'd like to know what color of touch up veil should I use?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! see post
Redness corrector
Hi there, I would love to have a corrector for redness/rosecea, preferably the same consistency as a primer and maybe even for wear on its own on good skin days.   I read so many reviews saying that the different redness corrective products didn't work for them so now I don't know which one to pick?   Would it be better to go for a concealer product instead?   Thank you.
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BEAUTY MAVEN loves2snack / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have found that green correctors never seem to work for me. But, the one that has is the Smashbox redness correcting primer. I'm not sure the science behind it but its... see post
Retinol
Hello. I know Retinol is supposed to help with breakouts. Are there any treatment products that contain a natural form of retinol
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Ljulius!   If you're seeking more information in regards to retinol, or essentially vitamin A, check out my break down in the below threads:   http://community.s... see post
Dior Addict in Rock n roll (750)
I just bought the Dior Addict Lipstick in Rock'n Roll (750) and I just love the color. I am very fair with red hair, so it's been impossible to find a wearable red color. I also like the shimmer of it, but it's not lasting at all. Does anyone know of a lipstick in that color, but longer lasting?
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IT GIRL juliana123 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
This is the first I am hearing of this shade and I, too, am a redhead... though intrigued, it does seem like NARS Velvet Lip Gloss Pencil in "Baroque" might be similar..... see post
Any recommendations for a mascara that'll lengthen and grow your lashes?
So recently I wanted to find a mascara primer or a conditioner that would help my natural lashes grow, and we all have those no makeup days and i would always look at my natural lashes and see them as small. So does anyone have any recommendations?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi LeilyJ,   Blinc has a black lash primer that helps improve the wear of mascara but also improves growth over time. As it's black in color it can also be worn on i... see post
Perfection Mist Airbrush Blush - which shade is most plum colored?
Perfection Mist Airbrush Blush - which shade is most plum colored?
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Larrianne,   While there isn't a truly plum shade in this blush just yet, I'd recommend the 03 Rose With Thorns, as it's a mauve-y neutral. I hope that helps! see post
Concealer Recommendation Needed
Hi, I am currently using the Benefit Fake-Up Underye Hydrating Concealer in Medium (02). I wanted to switch to another concealer that's best for the underye area, provides a bit more coverage than the one I'm currently using, and is brightening (perhaps to double as an under eye highlighter). Any suggestions on recommended brightening concealers, and what shade do you think I'd be based on the one I am using now which is in Medium. I have combination/oily skin, medium olive tone color. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome!   If you're able to go into stores, test out and compare how each of the products may feel along your skin! see post
Is Ouidad Nourishing Cleansing Oil good for curly unruly hair?
I am looking at purchasing Ouidad nourishing Cleansing Oil, I have thick unruly curly hair and I am looking for something to help me make it manageable, I dont want something that will make my curls look "shorter or springy like" I just want something soothing, Would you please let me know your thoughts?
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SCENE QUEEN Dimamira / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
thank you so much for your replay, can I ask please what other products did you use for your hair? staying products in particular?   thanks a lot again :) see post
I am shade 1y01 and combo to dry skin. I need help picking a foundation.
JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi DaniSunshine,   I suggest that Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer. You would be in shade Sx16. This is great as a concealer and still works as a foundation. It is... see post