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sammy1430
Shade foundation help
Currently wear bare minerals matte in golden medium want to try Bobbi browns foundation stick.  The shade "natural" seems closest or shall I go with warm natural or something else?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi sammy1430,    I think the shade Beige in Bobbi Brown's Skin Foundation Stick will be the closest shade to the Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Golden Medium. :) see post
sharma
I am the shade 3.5 in YSL Touche Eclat, what would be my shade in Dior Radiance Booster pen?
RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Sharma,   If you use the shade 3.5 in YSL's Touche Eclat, I recommend trying the shade Vanilla Glow in Dior's Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen. :) see post
Steffienurse84
Which Make Up is Best?????
I am looking for a good foundation to make my skin look flawless, I was using Covergirl but I want something more medium to full coverage. I'm very pale, you can actually see the veins at the corners of my eyes and mouth. I also have oily, uneven skin, dark puffy circles under my eyes (that are hereditary) and I'm starting to get crow's feet! I've tried Lorac foundation and hated it, it caked really badly. I want a make up that is going to go on smooth and matte and not crease or wear off. I also need advice on a good primer.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Steffienurse84!   I definitely recommend trying Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup. This makeup has amazing coverage and lasts all day on my combinat... see post
ilovpurses
New Fresh Lip Serum and lip conditioner
I kind of have 2 questions - I am using the Fresh Lip Serum every night - am I understanding correctly that you should use a lip balm/conditioner over it?    If so, that's my second question - recommendations. I have used Fresh's Advanced lip conditioner and I do like it but just looking to try something else.   I don't want SPF as I only use this at night, and I don't like pots - I like products in tubes that I can apply directly to my lips. I also don't like anything too wet and gooey. I bought MACs Lip Conditioner and I hate how gooey it is.    Any suggestions besides the Fresh ones? 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ilovpurses,   I really like First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Lip Therapy. This lip conditioner does not contain any SPF and does not feel sticky or heavy on the li... see post
mavonne
which shade in Bobbi Brown corrector???
I have a light complexion with yellow undertone. I use the Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation in the shade fair-light neutral and Nars moisturizer in the shade  Alaska . My UNDER EYE CIRCLE is really bad... I tried the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard, but it did not really help with my dark circles. That's when I decided to get this corrector. But I am really confused about he shades chooses. Should I get in Light to Medium Bisque or peach or what?
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waterbaby1981
HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have fair skin with pink undertones and use Porcelain Bisque when my dark circles are really bad.  My sister uses Alaska and has yellow undertones like you do and uses... see post
sheila1011
Recommendations for red eyeshadow.
I'm looking for a really good red eyeshadow. I bought Poppy from MUFE, but I think it's too orange. I don't want to buy any Halloween makeup because I really want red in my eye color rotation. Any suggestions?
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ouh do you have a swatch of that, its on my list lol. Also another cherry color listed below from mufe   and how red are you looking , like MUG bitten or much brighter... see post
pvbgal
if you had to put together a "grab & go" makeup bag, what would be in it?
End0ra
BEAUTY MASTER End0ra / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
It depends how much color you want in your life.  If you just want to go with neutrals, there are sooo many good palettes out there.  Smashbox has just put out a travel ... see post
EPaden
Cellulite or whatever
I keep seeing stuff for your butt area. Not sure if I'm calling it right 'cellulite'? How do you know if you need it? What are products supposably to do? What would you recommend for sensitive skin people?  
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fluffymuha
BEAUTY BOSS fluffymuha / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
That's usually my criteria when I go out shopping! Something nice for my face. Or shoes. :D see post
Shaelynn
Do I need to book an appointment or anything for a lesson on how to apply fake eyelashes?
Do I need to call or book an appointment to get a tutorial on how to apply fake eyelashes?
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Shaelynn! Yes! You will need to book an appointment with your local store for this. :) Go ahead and click on the link to get started with your reservation!    htt... see post
ashleenicoleex3
Foundation Help!
What goes on less cakey? Powder/ Mineral foundation or Liquid? i'm struggling so much with liquid foundation because it looks sort of cakey and textured.. How can I fix that?
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Is your skin already textured and bumpy? What's your current skincare routine? If it's not the foundation, it could be your skincare.  see post
eckztasy
I have questions about the smashbox liquid halo hd foundation.
So i received a sample of the smashbox liquid halo hd foundation and i loved it. i was reading the reviews for the smashbox studio skin 15 hour wear as well and i decided i'd rather get that. The problem is that I don't know my color in the studio skin. with the liquid halo hd, i am a shade 2, what would be closest to my shade in the studio skin?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi eckztasy, I recommend the color 2.2 - light golden beige in the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Foundation. :) -Laura see post
nanwar
makeup for mom
Hi My mom has normal to dry skin. But she sweats alot on her face and has large pores and discolorations on her cheeks and dark lids. I'm looking for a) a good primer for her pores...would benefit porefessional do the job? b) a full coverage concealer that hides her discolorations well ...I ordered tartes maracuja creasless concealer should I stick with it or go with another one? 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi nanwar,   I recommend using this peel just once a week. It's pretty strong, so you don't want to overdo it.  see post
fortysixandtool
Color probs
What is the best red color for pale skin I have heard a orange red lip stick is the best I can't seem to find anything!
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi fortysixandtool!   I think the red you choose should really depend on your undertone and how fair your skin is. I have found that redheads look really great in ne... see post
itslily
Any recommendations for a body balm/lotion to hide stretch marks/make skin look more even?
Hey guys,   Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a body balm or lotion that would help cover up stretch marks or make skin tone look more even? I'm a light medium tone.   I've already tried Matte body perfection gel by PERFEKT but I think it looked sort of orange on the skin. Didn't look too natural & really had to work it into the skin.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Itslily,   I agree with Randee's suggestion! I also like adding a small bit of Uplight to add an over all glow to the skin. You can mix a bit on the back of your ... see post
EPaden
Bumps
I wonder what the small bumps under my eyes are. What can be done- sensitive skin? Picture might be hard to tell.  
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EPaden
BEAUTY PRO EPaden / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I think got one or two more but other then that the same. They don't get worst or anything just chilling like always. Anything I can do to help them? see post
Kristeelee
Acne scars
I have terrible acne scars on my face and was wondering what would be the best concealer for covering it up?
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killerteeth
BEAUTY WHIZ killerteeth / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi Kristeelee,  I second what @andyhtrieu said.  Having had plenty of acne scars myself, I recommend the Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation.  It is CRAZY full coverage, so if... see post
bv1890
Sensitive skin with redness
I have super dry, super flaky sensitive skin around nose with lots of redness. What's the best concealer for my redness without irritating my sensitive skin?
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killerteeth
BEAUTY WHIZ killerteeth / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi! My skin is sensitive and dry too.  Another person here recommended facial oils to take care of the dryness-- and face oils have saved my skin. Don't worry-- they won... see post
Lucytootoo
Eyeshadow colour recommendation
Please recommend a sephora eyeshadow to use under brows that goes with Midnight Kiss No 29 and Malted Milkshake No. 94
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Lucytootoo, I included pics of the No. 29 Midnight Kiss and No. 94 Malted Milkshake on the right for reference. I'm not sure if you plan on wearing these colors tog... see post
GinaCliffe
Please help me re-creat this look
My sister loves this look and I have to re-create it for her for an event on Friday. I've tried it on myself a few times but just can't get that purple right. Any suggestions? Does anybody out there know which purple this is...brand? Thanks in advance!!
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GinaCliffe
BEAUTY MAVEN GinaCliffe / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
You all are the best!! Thank you so much for all the great advice. I went a picked up: NYX Black Bean UD Gravity (with the black base, this color looked spot on!!) U... see post
camilamies
Bridal makeup trial gone wrong... HELP!!!
Hi ladies, I had a makeup trial for my wedding, and it didn't went as well as I expected. The picture was taken just a few minutes after the MUA had finished.  Let me tell you:   1- My foundation set into fine lines a LOT... and Im just 25!! Do you know if there is any special product that I can use to avoid this to happen on my big day?    2. My makeup didn't last... neither the eyeshadows or the foundation lasted more than 4 hours. Of course a wedding last a LOT more than that, so I ask you to please help me with products what will make my makeup last longer.   I have combination skin and rosacea. Very oily nose, and the rest is very dry PLEASE HELP!!!     
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Even though this trial wasn't a success, I feel you are certainly on the right track in terms of approaching things. :)   Best of luck and from the sounds of it, you s... see post
jenna055
Clarisonic delicate or sensitive brush?????
So I've been using my Clarisonic Mia 2 for about 3 weeks now with the sensitive brush head. For the past week and a half, I've been breaking out like crazy on my forehead (which is very unusual) and getting a few pimples on my chin and cheeks. Do you think this is due to the brush being too harsh for me or do you think this is the "purging" stage that so many people experience? Should I switch brushes or wait it out? Does anyone have any personal experiences similar???
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi jenna055!   When I first started using my Clarisonic device, I did have a purging period of about 3 to 4 weeks. How often are you using your Clarisonic? I recomme... see post
JamMar
Foundation
If I am a #118 in the Makeup Forever HD foundation what would I be in the Bobbi Brown Longwear even finish foundation? I would like to buy the Bobbi Brown however I have to buy if off line and I want to make sure I have the correct color the first time around.    Thanks. 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JamMar,    Andy is right. Beige would be your perfect shade in Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15. :) see post
totiffanylynn
Q. I've lost my glow and have foundation frustration!
I have a chronic illness, and use to have a perfect olive skin tone. However, as my disease has progressed my skin is very pale. I have tried so many foundations, and nothing seems to work. I love wearing full coverage light, and flawless. Concealers are a problem, to. My dark circles are very difficult to cover. I wish my skin tone could have at least a warm glow. Any advice?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi totiffanylynn,   I recommend investing in a good under eye concealer to help brighten the area under your eyes. It will make a world of difference! I recommend tr... see post
ArmywifeJ
HELP!!! Need a new BB/CC!!!
I currently use Tarte BB Tinted Treatment Primer and I love it. I don't wear much make up, but need sun protection for my lupus. And I like something with a lot of coverage to hide my redness. But I'm finding that in the Georgia humidity, it's getting cakey very quick. I love the light mousse texture for my sensitive, combo skin. Any suggestions for another light BB or CC cream?
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DiVWA
HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've always had this issue no matter what I apply on my nose. My latest trick is to avoid applying anything on that part of my nose. LOL see post
deechan
Holding a curl?
Hi, folks--   I have very thick hair that is slightly wavy that goes to about mid-back.  It will totally stay stick straight if I blow it out or use a flat iron.  But if I want to coax it in the other direction and get soft curls, they fall within an hour or two.  Short of dousing my hair with an entire can of hairspray, what other solutions are there?  I'd love to keep the look soft and with movement.  I typically use rollers, but sometimes a curling or flat iron.   Thanks in advance for your help!
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Deechan,   I understand how you feel! I had to train my hair to hold a curl. I have naturally fine hair but I have a lot of it so it looks thick. My hair stylists... see post
gginnnaaa
Eye Primer for Oily Eyelids???
Hi, I'm in need of a new eye primer. I have been using the Nars Pro Prime. It has been the best I've tried so far but recently it's starting to let me down. I don't know if it's the warmer weather or the eye shadow I'm using but every thing has been creasing, smudging, and/or fading by mid day. My eyelids are super oily, I never even put concealer on them because it never stays. I've already tried Urban Decay and have never liked that one. I've even used the hourglass face primer on my eyelids but that didn't help much either.  Can anyone recommend a good eye primer for me?  I would also prefer the eye primer to be paraben free. Thank you.
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AHermes
BEAUTY BUFF AHermes / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I am still on the hunt as well! see post
RedFoxHeidi
Streamlining face makeup routine- with consideration for acne.
Hellooo Beauty Talk!   I recently posted asking for the best all-in-one foundation so I can streamline the routine. I've been using a drugstore set (Maybelline Fit Me) out of habit and want to step up my game. Andy reccomended NARS and I'm pretty jazzed about its great reviews, but I guess I really can't do JUST foundation. Here's the lowdown:   I'm working on clearing up my acne (yay, being responsible and washing my face every day), so I'd like to keep as few products on my face as possible, while still hiding what blemishes I have until I have better skin. BB's and CC's just don't provide heavy enough coverage as much as I like their multitasking abilities. So, based on rudimentary research and what I know, I'd like to streamline the face to a primer and foundation, and powder if I MUST, though I'd like to avoid it. I'm considering using a Smashbox Primer, either the Photo Finish More Than Primer - Blemish Control, or Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer. Do I need to use a salicylic acid moisturizer if I use the Blemish Control primer? Can I use the Color Correcting primer all over or just red spots?   After this, foundation per earlier post.   Finally, I'm guessing powder is completely optional depending on if I like how my foundation finishes. Right?   If anyone is going through something similar, has multitasking product reccomendations, or advice in general, I could really use it!   XO RedFoxHeidi
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jcmb
BEAUTY PRO jcmb / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Oh I don't know why I didn't think of this, if you want to use a more dewy type foundation, I would suggest setting it with something. I highly recommend Guerlain's Mete... see post
ilovpurses
Marc Jacobs Love and Lust - should I or shouldn't I?
I have about 1300 points and have been eyeing the MJ 1000 point perk for a while. I'm a little unsure about the colors suiting me. I'm NW20 in MAC, (1Y06 Sephora), blue eyes, fair skin, blonde hair. Will it end up making me look like a vampire?   As well, I tend to prefer lipsticks rather than glosses so that is a concern too. Does the gloss wear well over the lipstick or not really? When I think gloss I think MAC Lipglass which is OK to wear a dab over lipstick, but it's too sticky for me to wear by itself, and it lasts about 5 minutes on me.   What do you guys think? 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ilovpurses,   I think it is a great perk, but if unless you love a really bold lip look, you may not love the colors that are included.I skipped out on this mysel... see post
CeciliaA
Back to school makeup advice
It's my senior year and I want to make sure I don't look like a zombie everyday. I get in super early and go straight to a job after school then come home. I need some advice on products that are easy to apply and last all day to brighten up my dark circles. Also I want to even out my skin tone and add length to my eyelashes. I have dark hair, combination skin, and a light complexion. Does anyone have any recommendations on a natural everyday look? Please and thank you!!    
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi CeciliaA,   I recommend investing in a good eye cream, especially if you are concerned with darkness under your eyes. One of my favorite eye creams for brightenin... see post
ilovpurses
Finally figured out I don't need a daytime moisturizer
I don't really have a question, just sharing this observation. My face produces oil at a crazy rate. Every day I would do my makeup and by 10:00 I'd be crazy oily. I buy those blotting films by the skid and use blot powder constantly.   I finally opted to try my serum and foundation without moisturizer and what a huge difference! And my moisturizer is an oil control lotion (from MAC) but it was still giving me an un-needed boost of moisture.   I tried a few primers but they didn't really help.   It's funny - we (or maybe just I lol) are so programmed to think we MUST use a moisturizer every morning, but clearly that isn't true. I do use an excellent serum (Estee Lauder Perfectionist) and foundation (Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint) and love them, so I am getting excellent skincare benefits from those. Maybe in the winter things will change, but I can't believe it took me so long to figure this out! 
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Cupcakecandy
HALL OF FAMER Cupcakecandy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for the advice Anne and Andy! I used a nickel sized amount this morning and did not find myself getting extra greasy. If anything, I was super matte today because... see post