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What are your favorite highlighters?
Highlighters and contouring are the talk of the season. I wanted to start a thread where everyone can list their skintone and highlighters they own/like for different occasions. It could be a useful resource for anyone looking for highlighters. Are you guys in? I will start.   Skintone: Medium/ Mac NC30ish Highlighter Liquid- Becca Opal (Love it, most used), Benefit high beam (too light, good for fairer skintone) Cream- Benefit Watts Up (Good match, don't use it often) Powder- Kevin aucoin celestial powder in candlelight (Love it, most used)    
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Muchichi / NEWCOMER / replied
I really like the Becca in Topaz! I am a Lancome 530 or Mac NW47. see post
Tarte Brazilliance vs. St. Tropez (Self-tanners)
Currently debating between Tarte Brazilliance vs. St. Tropez (Self-tanners). I have never self-tanned before, and I am extremely pale. My main concern is not looking orange and price.   Main question: Can St. Tropez be applied to the face? If not, that will be the deal breaker for me as I cannot afford to go buy an additional face-tanner for $30.   I know St. Tropez Dark would probably be the best color option because of the green color-guard base but the face application is still an issue. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I know Jergens works...doesn't help your deciding :p see post
I don't know what makeup i should wear for a natural look, Im a beginner
I already use Laura Mercier foundation primer - radiance and the smooth finish flawless fluide. my color for that was Vanille. What more do I need for a natural look? please help! 
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BEAUTY WHIZ crosswinds / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi HEN12310,   Other than primer and foundation which you are already using, I do suggest a concealer, an eyeshadow, a blush and mascara. My picks for you are Nars cre... see post
Q. How should I set my cream contour?
I have the cream contour from Anastasia in light and im not sure how I should set it. Ive seen people set it with contour and highlighting powder but it seems to me that that's just contouring twice. I personally don't need my face to look that chiseled and am going for a more natural look. Preferably matte. Should I just be setting it with a setting spray? I have a matte finishing spray from NYX and also the MAC fixing spray. Or should I purchase a translucent setting powder to set my contour? Help!! xoxo 
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi MiesesPieces! If you don't want to set your cream contour with a powder contour, you can always use a translucent setting powder or a setting spray.  People usually w... see post
Foundation help!
I'm a beginner in foundation, I do currently own the covergirl liquid foundation but I feel as if I need a powder foundation to set it? Do I use liquid foundation and then powder foundation or just powder foundation on its own? I need major help this is so overwhelming. Follow up question. I have oily-combination skin, so what is the best option for me with foundations?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You can use the Covergirl and set lightly with a powder foundation. There is a product called setting or finishing powder, these are usually lighter weight than a powder... see post
Anyone try the new eyelash curler?
I just bought the new eyelash curler for round eyes on here. Anyone else try it and have tips? It was super weird so I feel like I'm missing a technique to use the gadget or I don't really have round eyes...
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BEAUTY WHIZ makeupandroses / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I think I just don't have the round eyes for it. I thought I did but it's not working well. My eyelashes don't hug it right. They get pulled down for some reason...I sur... see post
What are the best makeup brands to wear for photography sessions?
I'm looking for any information about the best brands and colors, I have very fair skin and brown eyes, to wear when having professional photos are being taken as I will be having engagement pictures being taken soon, I normally wear very little makeup and stick to neutral colors. I almost never wear lipstick/color as I can never find one that isn't sticky/clumpy or needs to be reapplied after an hour. Any input/opinions will be helpful!
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BEAUTY GURU GennX / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
A 45minute custom makeover appointment can be booked online or over the phone at any free-standing/standalone Sephora, you do have to buy $50 of product or a $50 gift ca... see post
I am 40 and have dry skin and fine lines/wrinkles. Need a foundation.
I am 40 and have dry skin and fine lines/wrinkles. I am looking for a foundation that won't make me look more wrinkly and dry than I already do. Any suggestions for a foundation that will provide coverage without drying out my skin?
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi sharlanc! I haven't used it except for a sample, but I like the Armani Luminous Silk, too (I'm 54 and dry, too). It applied and blended beautifully and didn't highlig... see post
Best face and eye primers?
I am on the primer hunt and I would love opinions! I need a face primer for very combination skin. I tried a sample of the Hourglass primer but I can't decide if I want to spend so much on it unless it is worth it. I am also looking for a good eye primer for oily hooded lids. I can't decide if I want the MAC 24 hr eye base or the Nars eye primer.
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HALL OF FAMER ballerinagrl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My favorites for face are Estee lauder's Matte Perfect, Estee Lauder's Luminous, and Kevyn Aucoin's Sensuous. For eyes my favorite are Laura Mercier's Eye Basis, Lancome... see post
Best mascaras for a beginner?
And what is highlighting and contouring ?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi junee15,   The vast majority of mascaras are very user friendly, so I would honestly suggest playing around, grabbing samples whenever possible, and seeing what y... see post
Major Melasma skin
  hi there, as you can see from the attached pic (yuk) I have very bad Melasma. I need help I'd finding a foundation that will cover this, but look natural. I have never had 'clear'  as I have freckles across my nose, but I also don't like the heavily made up look as it doesn't sit on my skin well. I have to wear SPF 50-100 (winter-summer) so my skin doesn't darken. I used Clinique Stay matte powder in Stay Honey, which is a little dark for me during the winter, but fine in the summer (it matches my neck colour). I've read about the MUFE colour pallete and using a peach shade to neutralise dark areas. Which number should I use?   i was colour matched by Boots ( avery large UK chemist, they have their own very good cosmetics ranges) In Boots No 7 Stay Perfect Foundation I am deeply 'honey' and 'wheat'   Unfortunately I cannot get samples of products here (Ireland) the dapartment stores don't really give them (Estée Lauder especially) I wasn't really impressed with the girl on the counter, the colour she applied was very yellow, and I looked jaundiced.    Can you guys help? I've seen so many videos on YouTube where girls have coverd very bad acne scars....   I dream of one day wearing blusher....but at the moment it just highlights my blotches on my cheeks :-(   Sad single and ugly :-(  Ruth  
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am so glad you found the video informative ballerina! see post
What are the best eyeliners to use with green eyeshadow and blue eyes
BEAUTY GURU GennX / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Sorry the pics are a bit big, so I put them up separately first so now on to the text stuff.   I don't know how blue your eyes are, I have green eyes but they are a we... see post
Removing makeup properly
How should makeup be properly removed? I don't want to over cleansed my face. I just want to make sure I'm removing all my makeup properly and that my skin isn't congested.  Right now I use neutrogena face cleanser to remove my foundation and eyeliner I don't really wear eye shadow. Then bosica facial cleansing gel to clean my face then I use to derma e moisturizer. I don't think the neutrogena is really getting all the dirt and makeup up. I have dry skin 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi missdiva757!   I love using a cleansing oil on my face to remove makeup at the end of the day. My absolute favorite cleansing oil is Josie Maran's Argan Cleansing... see post
Tarte Blushes/lipsticks
which tarte blushes and lipsticks would look good for my skintone (I'm a 1y11 Tahoe in Nars) also any recommendations for some nude and colorful lipsticks from other brands that would look good but not to bold.
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BEAUTY GURU Vaashtii / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I love the Tarte blushes. I need to find a new shade for spring. I am thinking about Tipsy or Fearless. I think most of them will translate to lots of skintones!! see post
Which one should I buy?
I have been thinking about buying the hourglass ambient lighting palette for overall glow to my face. I am also hearing great things about Guerlain Meteorites compact and now am confused. I need help from you ladies which is a better option? Thanks!
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi crosswinds,   I agree with the other ladies here. If you want a highlighting powder you can use just for the cheekbones, the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders ar... see post
Differin gel
Are you supposed to use differin gel on your whole face even if you don't usually get pimples in some areas?
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BEAUTY SAVANT BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I have never used this particular product but I have used other (very expensive :S) acne creams from the Dr. and it is a general rule to apply only to the area affected.... see post
Lip Stick Shade
I have Bite Beauty Luminous Lip Stick in Shiraz. I am looking for a liighter shade that is more casual. Something that I can use when I don't have other make up and am outdoors - suggests?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Beaze,   If you are looking for a lighter shade of the Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick to wear on a daily basis, I recommend trying the color Fig. It is a nud... see post
Smashbox Contour Sticks
I have a few questions about the sticks are they good for everyday use and Is the bronze shade better than just using a regular bronzing powder and what should I use to blend out the color beauty blender
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BEAUTY BUFF AmeliaBry / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I picked up the smash box sticks last month and I am surprised by how much I do use them.  They are simpler than I thought they would be.  They go on so smooth and blend... see post
Skin issues
I'm 21 and for the past two years I have experienced and still experiencing continuous breakouts. The healing process is very slow and I have scarring all over my chin and some on my left cheek. In the same time my skin is very sensitive and dry (most of the time red). For a month I've been using La Roche-Posay Effaclar DUO Acne Treatment but it stopped working and new breakouts start coming out. Can you help me recommending some products??
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BEAUTY SAVANT BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I am 25 and have sensitive fair skin, combination where it cant make up its mind and switches from oily to dry depending on how angry it wants to make me! I also have a ... see post
Mascara
Hello -   I am looking for a mascara that does not smudge or flake. I just returned Too Faced Lash Injection and Urban Decay Perversion. I exchanged it for Buxom lash mascara which I have on now and it smudged as well. I have Too Faced Better Than Sex and that smudge and flakes (although I love that mascara). Please help! Thank you    
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Toya9404 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks Tracib1981! So, Diorshow will not smudge? see post
white heads.?
does anyone know how I can get rid of white heads on my eyelids or near my eye? I really need help I think its from not taking my makeup off. white clogged bumps anyone have any suggestions?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi melly921,   You may want to discontinue the use of whatever eyeshadow and primer you are using for the next few days and see if there is any improvement in the mi... see post
Help! No eyebrows at all.
I'm so tired of looking odd. I used to have very prominent eyebrows but over the past 3 years I've been ill and have lost them completely. Please recommend something easy to use and natural looking. I've tried so many pencils that always rub off and look odd due to color and application. I have light brunette hair but my eyebrows always were darker. I'm embarrassed to go in public and it's hard on my self esteem. Please help. I also have no idea how to apply to look natural.
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BEAUTY MAVEN Sprytely / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Best of luck! Just so you know, I've had a few women close to me lose all of their hair due to illness and I always thought they were beautiful anyway.  We are our own w... see post
Foundation!
Hey Fellow Makeup Lovers,  I am a teen and I am looking for a medium coverage foundation. I need something that will stay all day, cover some light discoloration, and any acne breakouts if I need it to.  I have been looking at the Tarte 12 hour full coverage foundation, but i think that might be to heavy and thick for me. The other foundation i have been looking at is the Urban Decay Naked Skin, but I don't know how well that will cover my lighter discoloration.  Thanks so much for any replies!  xoxo micayla
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi miclove,   I have had issues with the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundations lasting all day on my skin. I highly recommend trying the NARS All Day Luminous Weightles... see post
What type of moisturizer should I use?
I'd say my skin is a bit dry after I wash my face with my face wash but then it gets oiler throughout the day. What type of moisturizer should I use? I was thinking of the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel from Clinique, but I'm not sure. 
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kalynn0789 / NEWCOMER / replied
I have a similar problem, but did not want to get something too pricey.  I have found that First Aid Beauty has a daily facial moisturizer that is AMAZING!  I wash my fa... see post
Poppy picnic limited-edition Amazonian clay eye & cheek palette from Tarte
Oh I need this in my life!! When will this or will it be available at Sephora? 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Sorry for not getting back to you on this sooner! I just received confirmation we will be carrying this palette. It will be available on our website on March 31st.:)  see post
NARS creamy concealer shade help
I wear TOO FACED beauty balm in the "nude glow" shade. Which shade of NARS radiant creamy concealer would go best with it?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi dme93,   I would go with Honey or Biscuit - Biscuit if you're a little more on the tan side right now, and Honey if you're lighter :)   http://www.sephora.com... see post
Wet Mascaras similar to Better than Sex by Two Faced
I really like the Better than Sex mascara made by Two Faced but it irritates my eyes.  Any suggestions for another mascara that goes on wet like that one?  I prefer one that doesn't smudge either and is longer lasting.    
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Santafaytt / FRESH FACE / replied
Thanks for the quick reply!  I will check them out!   see post
Red eye lids
Now that I am a senior citizen, I have very red eye lids. I use foundation but it doesn't reduce the redness enough. I have also tried concealer with little improvement.  Any suggestions?
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AuntieTootsie / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you for your helpful suggestions. see post
Besame Lipsticks
Does anyone know if Besame is going to start selling their lipsticks at sephora? I heard somewhere that they would start selling them in April but I don't know if that's true and if it is are they going to selling all the shades they carry on their website?
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IT GIRL elizabeth29 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I second that it would be awesome! see post
body bronzer and self tanning tips and favorite brands and why go!
What it says! It's summer we want to have a nice dark glowing tans without damaging our skin tell us what to do with your expert opinions!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Depending on your skin tone it may take on a more metallic gleam that may read stronger. Tarte's Maracuja Rainforest Glow Instant Body Perfector doesn't have any shimmer... see post