Combo / Normal
karlsrose
I want a good foundation, but I dont want a heavy look.
I want a good foundation, but I dont want a heavy look. I still am in school and am tired of the drugstore makeup. Any suggestions?
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weeeeweeeeeee
BEAUTY GURU weeeeweeeeeee / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I think a good BB cream would be a nice option. some offer great coverage without the heavy look. I really like the Smashbox BB cream. It comes if like 4 colors, so you ... see post
mirrcm
what is the best dark spot corrector for african american women?
cp2129
BEAUTY BUFF cp2129 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The products that to the most to prevent and correct my dark spots and acne scars are: -vitamin C serum - 20% strength or higher is clinically proven to lighten dark sp... see post
blushnglow
Double Cleansing Combinations...
Hello beautifuls...are you a believer in double cleansing??  If not why and if yes what products have you used in combination that have left you with happy balanced skin??   I have  been experimenting first with the cleansing oils (Shu Uemeria Purifying when travelling, Murad Rejuvenating in AM, Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing in PMl)  vs actual pure oils first to remove waterproof SPF/makeup and then a creamy cleanser ( Algenist Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser) or a foaming cleanser.  Occasionally I would add an intermediate step such as a mild scrub or salicylic acid wash if I feel I need extra help with congestion.     First I must say I prefer cleansing oils due to their emulsification abilities with water.     What combinations have you tried??
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blushnglow
BEAUTY BUFF blushnglow / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Oh I see. Thanks for clearing that up. see post
JustEricaAnne
I need help with my skin care routine please!
Hey guys, I'm wondering if it's ok to use multiple face cleansers?   I'm currently using Cerave foaming facial cleanser and I like it but I've also just ordered Purity by Philosophy and Checks and Balances by Origins (product junkie)!   Would it be ok to rotate through these cleansers? If so, how often should I switch them?   I've read that your face may get used to a cleanser so you should switch but I've also heard it can be quite bad for your skin. So confusing   Thanks in advance for all the help!
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kristallovesdogs
BEAUTY MASTER kristallovesdogs / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I don't think there's any issue with switching up your cleansers.  I like to use a more heavy duty one at night and a gentle one in the morning, and I switch it up on da... see post
alkapassi
where else can I find this ?
  I really like my cleanser.It s not available in stores or online .     http://www.sephora.com/milk-proteins-foaming-cream -cleanser-P270709?skuId=1247931   where else can I find it or what will be the best replacement for it ?  
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would suggest checking into Ren's Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk:   The formula itself is milky and soothing on skin, making it delicate like Korres' Milk Protei... see post
kiwifsu
Skincare during pregnancy
Hello there, I'm looking for recommendations on a skincare line that is safe to use while pregnant. I have combination skin and live in Florida, so I don't want anything that is really heavy. Any suggestions?
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SallieSunshine
BEAUTY GURU SallieSunshine / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
What did your obstetrician say is "safe to use while pregnant"? You should probably start there as a rule of thumb. see post
jeuva
fresh and natural
Hello! I have combination skin (super oily on the ''T'' zone and super dry on the chin and cheeks). I wanted to know which everyday routine do you guys recommend to have a fresh and natural looking ! (foundation, concealer and setting powder). Thank you.
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Kaybea
Skincare for the future
Hi.  This question is more about solving problems for the future then issues now.  I'm 26, very fair with red undertone and not any real problems.  With the sale on I've been thinking this might be the time to try things I should be doing for the benefit of my skin in the future, but I have zero ideas what that would be.   The specifics are as follows: I'm super fair and don't tan.  I tend to red, especially in the cheeks, but it doesn't bother me especially once foundation is on, so I don't really worry about it.  I'm not super dry, but I tend toward drier as opposed to oily.  I get the occasional blackhead and breakout on my forehead and more than occasional on my chin, but they aren't too big or bad and don't worry me.  I also get the occasional white head around the temple region.  I wash in the morning and at night with a cetaphil bar for dry/sensitive skin (I occasionally have dermal allergic reactions) and wear an spf 15 with moisturizer every day.  At night, on top of the soap, I use neutrogena makeup remover wipes to help with stubborn mascara, wash that residue off, and put on moisturizer especially around the eyes.     I don't have any real skincare concerns now, but I want to make sure I don't kick myself for not doing something 5, 10, 15 years down the line.  Thanks for any advice!
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Kaybea
BEAUTY MAVEN Kaybea / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thanks.  I'm definitely going to up my spf.  Also thanks for the heads up about the mini set.  It looks like its actually cheaper to buy the set than the serum itself (.... see post
SDdenm
Any Thoughts/Opinions on Origins Charcoal Mask?
Anyone use this and love/hate it? Did it help clearing up pores? Did it help lessen oil?  http://www.sephora.com/product/productDetail.jsp? keyword=origins%20charcoal%20&skuId=1375773&produc ...
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SDdenm
BEAUTY SAVANT SDdenm / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Thanks everyone! I am going to give it shot! :)  see post
ashowee
Skincare Routines
I finally bought a Clarisonic! Yay! But now...I'm thinking ahhh!! Do I need to update my skincare routine? I have combination skin. Breakouts and dryness are not abnormal at the same time for me.   I'm curious what everyone is currently doing for skincare morning and night ? When do you use your Clarisonic? When do you use your masks? Exfoliates?   Thanks in advance everyone!
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clemon
BEAUTY PRO clemon / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I try to keep it simple:   if no makeup/morning: wash with water if with makeup at night: clinique cleansing balm+micelle water (now vichy)/lancome bi-facil   toner... see post
aweber
Philosophy help!
Hey everyone. I just bought the Philosophy purity one-step face wash a week ago. Just wanted to try it out. and I love it! so now I'm looking to start using more products. I have mostly oily skin. What is everyones favorite product(s)? I am interested in trying a moisturizer but also interested in the other products but don't know much about this line. Anyone with oily skin- what products do you like? or work well for your skin? Any comments welcome
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aweber
SPECIAL GUEST aweber / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I bought the original. I will finish this bottle and try the gel next time! thanks! see post
SDdenm
Origins Deep Pore Cleanser or Origins Checks and balances for Combo/oily face with large pores?
Which would be better to use with my Clarisonic?   I have an oily t zone with some dry patches on my chin and sometimes cheeks. 
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TKLJ
BEAUTY MAVEN TKLJ / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I use Cheeks and Balances, but not generally with my Clarisonic. I find the formula feels too thick (and perhaps this is my heavy-handedness when applying the cleanser) ... see post
BunnyGrandma
I'm looking for a replacement for the discontinued Mary Kay Velocity Moisturizer.
My daughter loves the Mary Kay Velocity Moisturizer.  It has been discontinued.  Does anyone have a recommended replacement?
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BeautyJunkie325
HALL OF FAMER BeautyJunkie325 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I used the velocity moisturizer years ago I'd suggest either Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel or Shiseido's Pureness Matifying Moisturizer.  Clinique's... see post
Kimber1233
Clarisonic
I need help figuring out clarisonic to purchase. I Have minimal breakouts with maybe one or two blemishes a week but I have a ton of blackheads areund my nose and on my chin. I have tried so many face washes and face masks and nothing is helping to reduce them! I also have huge pores. If someone could point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated!!
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hackneyfl
BEAUTY PRO hackneyfl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
:-) Yep, more and more I read this is what I have and not blackheads on my nose! WOW, all the money spent treating blackheads - goodness!!! see post
vvib
DIY moisturizers/toners?
  I was just watching a TV show and saw that a celebrity was making her own moisturizers and toners with ingredients that she thinks are beneficial for her skin type! The expiration date is shorter, but I think it'd be so much fun    I'm wondering if there are stores that sell skincare ingredients/props/jars/tools/etc.. or if there's something like a workshop?    these are the kinds of ingredients she used - glycerin, hyaluronic acid , propolis, jojoba oils, pomegranate water, aloe, vitamin E, etc 
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you so much T_T this is so great!  I really appreciate it <3 !!    I was a bit scared because of all the pH and different ingredients but I will definitely try ... see post
AmyC
Kate Somerville's oil free quench ingredients question.
Hello, my skin had a horrible reaction to this serum which is disappointing as my skin has had a great reaction to oil free skincare products in her line. Does this product have retinoid or a derivative of this ingredient? I am allergic to this did not see any mention of it before I bought the product. Every serum/oil I've tried I've had a bad reaction to. I am 29 with acne prone/sensitive skin and would love to start something anti-aging in my skincare routine.  I've tried PTR's anti wrinkle serum, tarte's maracuja oil,Ole Henriksen Truth Serum, and now Kate's oil free quench. Thank you for any help!  
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dannyc
HALL OF FAMER dannyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
OH Truth Serum doesn't have retinoid or retinoid derivatives in it, you're probably allergic to something else.  I would make a chart of all the ingredients of the diff... see post
OwlAndTanager
Has anyone with (slightly) sensitive skin used PETER THOMAS ROTH products?
I'm hunting for new skincare items, especially a good day time moisturizer and I'm really interested in the Camu Camu Power C x 30 Anti-Wrinkle Brightening Kit. I have occasional hormonal breakouts, but nothing serious, and skin that gets a little dry and sensitive in the winter. 
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BeautyPassioner
BEAUTY MAVEN BeautyPassioner / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hi! I don't have sensitive skin, but I use something that you may be interested in. I use cocoa butter. You may not have heard of it before, but it works extremely well ... see post
skip1
Are sephora's eyelash curlers nickel free?
Are sephora's eyelash curlers nickel free?
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weeeeweeeeeee
BEAUTY GURU weeeeweeeeeee / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
It does not specify on the website, but if you are allergic to nickel, you can get the 18k gold plated curlers.   http://www.sephora.com/eyelash-curler-P0414?skuId=136... see post
ivyxox
Exfoliators and clay mask
Hi everyone! Do you guys use clay mask before or after exfoliators? or just one of them? How often do you use them? Please let me know! Thanks!
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I honestly thought the clay masks are able to exfoliate..    see post
SDdenm
Not supposed to use both oil free cleanser and oil free moisturizer?
A sales associate at Ulta told me only one should be oil free. Is that true? I have combo/oily skin if that matters.  
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think she meant to say that oils help lock in moisture..  there are beneficial oils that won't clog your pores but keep your skin hydrated and nourished..  I had a s... see post
SDdenm
boscia mask medley Sold out? Will it be restocked?
I noticed today that the Boscia Mask Medley is sold out! Does anyone know if it will be restocked?  Also, I checked the Boscia Art of Multi Masking and noticed it is limited edition. I was trying to wait for Chic Week to purchase these but I dont want to miss out if they will be completely gone before Chic Week. 
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emmaclaire
HALL OF FAMER emmaclaire / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's worrying me to be honest! see post
Abir92
Is Nutritive Cleanser from Perricone MD okay for 21 yrs old?
is it okay for me to use that? I'm 21 and I don't want to use something that is too harsh for young skin. thanks
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jellybean917
HALL OF FAMER jellybean917 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Cleansers usually have the least amount of anti-aging ingredients, so you should be okay in terms of skin age. If your skin is sensitive, you might have issues, but ever... see post
SDdenm
Are boscia art of multi-masking kit and Mask Medley worth the price?
I am considering one of these kits for chic week but I didnt realize they were only .7 oz or 1 oz. Does anyone have either of these kits and feel they were worth the price? 
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SDdenm
BEAUTY SAVANT SDdenm / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I can totally see the same thing happening to me! Haha see post
SDdenm
Drugstore moisturizer for combination skin?
Does anyone have any suggestions for a drugstore moisturizer that wont clog my pores or make me more oily? I kind of want to save my money for chic week and I need a moisturizer like yesterday because I'm out! I have combo skin that leans a little more towards oily (T zone). I have a few dry patches on my chin and sometimes my cheeks. Thanks!
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Beehavnbeauty
BEAUTY WHIZ Beehavnbeauty / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I have combo/oil sensitive skin and am always on the hunt for products that don't clog pores and are truly non-comedogenic.  Currently I'm using CeraVe AM moisturizer an... see post
tayla4839
New to skincare, need advice please
Hi all   I am in my early 20s and am looking to begin a skincare regimen but have no idea where to start or what kind of products I need.   I think I have combination skin (though I'm not sure about that either!) - my skin seems fairly normal but towards the end of the day my nose and forehead are usually quite shiny. I don't have major issues with acne or blackheads but I do get the occasional breakout of zits.   I just want a regimen that is pretty easy and not too expensive, because I've been reading that at this age I need to start caring about my skin for benefits when I'm older.   Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!  
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mnda
BEAUTY MAVEN mnda / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I've found toners are great if you're having a breakout or feeling like an you're discovering a new oil source on your face.  You can get a little bit and use it as need... see post
kaypc
Concealer
Hi my name is Kay and I've been on the hunt for a good concealer to match my combination skin since I don't wear foundation does anyone have suggestion?I also have acne prone skin
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
The NARS Radiant Creamy concealer is perfect for concealing dark circles and blemishes.    http://www.sephora.com/radiant-creamy-concealer-P377873?skuId=1478403 see post
elaine4425
Are facials worth it?
So I got a facial yesterday for the first time. Lovely experience, although she was a crappy masseuse. However my skin didn't really look all that different. I struggle with large pores/blackheads (or whatever the new term for black spots on the nose is). They are the bane of my existence, and I've had them since I was 13. Pore strips work alright, but I feel they are pretty harsh and I don't like using them. I have a pretty vigorous exfoliation routine (alternate with a scrub and clay masks every day), PTR's 2% AHA 10% BHA serum, glycolic acid toner, ect. but I still have these spots.   They have gotten better, but are still there, so I thought a facial where they did more intense exfoliation or extractions would help. Maybe I just need a better esthetician? The majority of the salons around me are Aveda salons, and I'm not completely sold on that brand.    Anyways, the point of my ramblings are, do you get regular facials? What brands do they use? How would you suggest choosing a good spa/salon?
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elaine4425
BEAUTY WHIZ elaine4425 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thanks! The "facial" I had was pretty much what you described. she did a cleanse and a mask with steam and a massage. Not really what I was looking for.    I did did f... see post
sweetieeee
Hag skin care products?(:
not HAG, hahaa I ment "HG" *******  just wanted to ask you gals what are some of your HG Skin care Products? I wanna add some great products to my skin are routine. i have combo skin and at the moment I only use Philosophy 3in1 to remove makeup with my Mia2 and my philosophy moisturizer. I'm looking for a good sunscreen as well. So far hope in a jar SPF25 works  great with my skin no break outs but I'm looking for a little more protection. I've used Josie argon oil but my nose tens to get oily even though ppl say it won't cause oiliness +I get little break outs from it as well.   any great skin care products you ladies love? And think I should add to my routine. Someone change my life hahaa
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minnie07
BEAUTY BUFF minnie07 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
My Holy Grail Products (items I will buy over and over and over again) include:   -Clinique Acne Solutions Emergency Gel Lotion (best spot treatment ever!) http://www... see post
chrxtina
Problem skin, seeking help
I'm in my late 20s and am tired of covering up my face with makeup. I usually have trouble sleeping and my face lacks firmness, radiance and I'm plagued with whiteheads and redness. I've also got a major issue with dark circles. Is there a good line of products I can use? I recently finished using my Shiseido Ibuki moisturizer and toner. I'm also currently using Origins Dr. Weil's brightening eye cream. Please help. Thank you.
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tracygirl64
HALL OF FAMER tracygirl64 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I second Josie Maran's Argan Oil line. I use her Argan Cleansing Oil along with her 100% Pure Argan Oil (4-5 drops on face and 2-3 drop on neck) as my moisturizer. It ha... see post
amessimer
Skin texture..what's the problem?
I have a few uneven skin texture spots on my face. In my lasts post I described them as "acne scars" which they may be I just figured maybe describing them as having a texture problem would be more appropriate. I noticed when I put on my foundation I don't get that air brushed effect...it just doesn't look smooth. I don't know if the problem is the skin care or the foundation.   What are some good products to re texturize my face so that I have smoother skin with or without foundation?
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kevinbt
kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Amessimer!  If you're looking to smooth out your skin texture a little,  I would definitely recommend the Peter Thomas Roth Laser-Free Retexturizer™ Exfoliating Scrub... see post